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1 he Famous Briggs
S c His IrnmUablc Carbons on
The T.-D. Sporting Page
furfitttonik 0Times-J)isuatcl|
Sketches From Life
See Temple's Human Interest
T.-D. Pictures Daily
MnuKn n:
v\rX:iirn ? FAIR
Selection of Units Left to
Commanders in Dif
ferent States.
Secretary of War Baker Makes
Urgent Appeal for Move
ment of Militia.
I'un?.fon Is .\skf*<l for Instructions as
to Whfrt* Men Are in He
y r.'r yriKK. .Inn*; V>.?Fifteen
nifl'itial j'tanlsmen from the
i- of New Vork, Mil SS.'lChUSettS,
?? |r - ri>v anil i"*onn?rftlcut vi il! start
f r *he M'Xi -an border to-morrow,
M : t'-r-r??-r.r r 11 l.< ?<"<nard W?->od an
n unce.-l la?e to-night
The soiff lion of ih>-. nnltb will be
1 ?? "? the- cWiiril inmnmndrrR in ' 11
<i States. Get.oral Wood speei
i ? d >. his ? rder only thi* nun'liT o?
t-'.-p to move an-! '.heir clanfitVa'ion
Transportation details ?li?o will be ar -
r .qnj by '.hi- quartermaster's depart -
n t ' in each State
Til*1 rr'n 'K I'ommar.'ls of Main'.*. New
Hampshire. Vermont iii-U#'kr*. Per.n
? lvania, Maryland. Virginia and
1 ??.*"!?! <t will be started for t'.o bur
''??r Tuesday or Wedn,T.*>day
I MT' r HOSli.N IIV WOO 1 >
nut rinsr movkmkxt
!: all. there will be eleven regl
r ' r.'f of Infantry, '>n? complete regi
r.orr of cavalry. "rtu compleie regiment
?.<?!?1 artillery, with the usual hos
,? ?? 1 ir'l ambulan-e units and Signal
* : ;i> f r sueh a forte.
Major-Ge nera I Leonard Wood re
r ived to-night fr'-m Secretary ? f War
I'? .or -i\;rt'<-i" appeal to ftart lor
i - border at <?!'.< e some >?! the militia
???? _ inlzaMons under h:s Jurisdiction
The ' !iii>rcon( v was considered so im
>snt it wr?s said at Governor's
.! ? :h-?t medical examination <>f the
! en ????ouid be waived It was irt!mat*d
tj.tr of the Stat"1 troops !n the
? ? <uM entrain to-uicht
Th' ' r?-t %'? ?.? Vork orca nizations.
:? w .x ??aid. will be the Seventieth,
' ' -first and Kixty-ninth Int.tn
tn<* Twenty-Second Hattalion of
' 1. L':r.'-er? and S| jadron A
The Sixty-ninth and the. Krigineers
-?" row a' '".unp lleekman.
"ifr.er?l Wood announced that he had
? .??i.'rarhed General Funston advising
of the Intended departure of the
troops and asking instructions as to
u e-e they are *?o V>e sent
-T.-.tlsticians with General Wood's
irrff were encaged to-night in tabu
lii*inrr the number of men, their eouip
r ent and supplies. Itailroad officials
have, been consulted, and it is expect
r ? ? thit by sundown to-morrow the on
rire contingent from New Vork State
will be on Its way.
The Infantry reiflmentn will averape
f.0 and l.aftft men The other units
?re believed to be recruited almost to
w r strength.
Information from the Adjutant-Gen
fr.'jl of 'he District of Columbia !n
.-Mred General Wood to send one regl
r. ent "f Infantry and a separate bat
tallon of infantry from the District to
the south on Tuesday nlKht.
The numher of National Guard troops
of the Department of the East in thr
mobilization camps -ew to-day to
according: to Major-General
"Wood's report to the War Department,
i The day's large increase was due
to the concentration of nine regiments
of Pennsylvania infantry, three repri
ments < Maryland Infantry, and two
regime;. of Virginia infantry. The
forces : t.'amp Whitman, Beekman, N.
Y also <ere strengthened to-day.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
The alarms of imminent war reached
the presidio to-day with unmistakable
1'mergency orders were received
from Washington to entrain seven of
ti e ten Coast Artillery Companies for
the California-Mexican border at once.
A' midnight a special train was sched
uled to pull out from the Southern
[ acific depot with the seven companies
r. i <'ai d.
The mobilization of the men, gnth
e:ed in from all parts of the city on
Sunday leave, was affected In ten
The companies leaving were the
One Hundred and Fifty-sixth, Sixty
scventh. Sixty-fourth, Sixfleth and
Thirty-eighth, from Fort Scott; the
Twenty-fourth, from Fort Miley; the
Sixty-first, from Fort Baker.
Fi^e of the companies are ordered
V/to Calexico and two to San Diego.
There will he threo Const Artillery
Companies remaining, the One Hundred
and Forty-eighth, at the Presidio; the
ifry-seventh and Slxty-flfth, at Fort
Americans Fired On
While Advan cing J
in Battle Formation
Capt. Morey Safe,
He Advises Wife
?fnptnin l.rwin Sydney Mnrry In
Kiife, tinvlag rrurlird flir main lioilj
of Amrrtnin troops with (no of IiIk
men, uoeordlnc To u iilOknuKr to
(irnrral I'linxlon rrcrlvfd to-nlKht
from Mr*. Miire* 111 Aiimttn, TfinK,
?ho Hold that *hr hml hail a ?lrr
trxi nirm?nue from hlni from "Mnmc
whrre In Mexico" to that cffwt. j
"Whole of Rirh Province Has Been
Wrested From Austria by
Czar's Armies.
French, in Ninlit Attacks. Recapture
Trcncl>os West of Tliiaiimont From
(iermans ? No Infantry Activity,
lull Bombardment I? Unceasing. ,
Th? Russians have conijutrert the
' whole of the Austrian crownland of j
Bukowtna and ?hc- Aus?ro-HunKsrian
arml?s are making their way toward
the Carpathian passes. Kimpolung, in .
! the southern part of Bukowlna, has
? be?n occupied by '.he Russians and
the Austrian# ha*. '? fallen back between
that towr and Jokobeny aid to thft
' northwest liavc ?vacuated tho h'lirh'.a
south of Betromettl and Wlsenec.
Along tho Itivcr Pruth in their drivs
j toward Kolomea, the Russians have
< captured WHIechoff awl Toulounoff.
The Austrian? lost heavily in men
{ tnk'*n prisoner and In war 5'ores left
; behind in the retrent
1 In Volhynla. Petrograd record? the
capture of a redoubt near Czartorysk, >
the repulse of attacks southwfst of
I L'ltsk and an advance north of Radzi
i vibTff, while Berlin reports the putting
.lown of Russian attacks to the east!
of Vladimir-Volynskl and west of Dub
no. Heavy fighting continues through-]
out this entire region.
The French, during attacks or, Satur- :
day night. recaptured from the iJer- !
man* trenches west of the Thiaumont
redoubt northeast of Vet dun and also
made some progress in the village of.
; Fleury, according to t!??- War Office :
communication. Sunda;. saw no In- ;
j fantrv activities in the ordtin region. '
but the bombardment <j: t>oth aides of ;
] the Meuse continued without interrup- j
lion There also was pronounced ar- '
tlllerv activity between the British and i
Germans on the British portion of the I
Franco-Belgian line.
In the Poslna region and south of |
i Aalaro, in the Austro-Ttalian theater, I
, the Italians have attacked and driven ;
back the Austrlans at several pointa. ]
In the Adige and Brenta sectors the j
Austrian* have increased In volume :
their artillery fire. There have been !
! mutual air raids on towns and posi
tions behind their respective lines by
! the Austrlans and Italians
; In fighting between tho Turks and
! Russians, the Ottoman forces drove out
the Russians from a convent in the
I region of Djivizlyk, but lator were
j compelled, under a violent cntint&ra l
! tack to withdraw. A Teutonic sub
} marine has sunk the Italian auxiliary .
I steamer Cetta-di-Messlna and the de
! stroycr Fourche In the Strait of Ot
' ranto, off the southeastern coast of
i Italy.
j PETllOORAD, June 25 (via London),
j ?Occupation of the entire Austrian i
crownland of Bukowlna was announced
: to-day by the War Office. Possession
; of the ??rovlnce was completed by the
; capture of the town of Kimpolung. In
! the southern part of Bukowina, at the
foot of the Carpathians. More than
2,000 prisoners were captured.
Russian troops further north are
pressing along the River Pruth toward
Kolomea and have occupied tho vil
! lagos of Klllkhof and Toullkhof.
The oiflclal statement says:
! "Western front?-West of Snlatyn, on
; the Pruth, twenty miles northwest of
Czernowltz, our troops fighting as they
advanced, occupied the villages of Kll
ikhof and Toulokhof.
"On the evening: of Juno 23 the town
of Kimpolung was taken after Intense
fighting. Sixty officers and 2,000 men
wero made prisoner and seven machine
guns wero captured. Tn t.io railway
j stations whole trains were captured.
"With the capturc of tho towns of
' Kimpolung and Kuty-Visnltz we took
I possession of the whole of Bukowlna.
i "It was found that during a hur
I rled retirement from the region of
| Tkany Station, north of Suflava, the
j enemy left behind oighty-elght empty
I wagons, seventeen ^'aprons of maize,
i and about 2,500 tons of anthracite.
[ (Continued on Sccond Pugo.) ~
Captain Morey Writes oj
Carrizal Fight While
Hiding Near Scene
in Hole.
SAN- AXTO.VIO, TEX.. June 25?Mexi
can troops flred the first shot on th>
troopers of the Tenth L'nlted States
r avalry at Carrizal, but not until the
American force, fearing an ambuxh.
had advanced in battle formation, ac
cording to a letter written on the day
of ?h.- right by Captain Lewis Morey.
commanding K Troop, of the Tenth,
and forwarded to General Funston by
General Pershing to-night.
Captain Morey wrote- the letter at
9:15 A. >1., June 21. while hiding in
a hole about 2,000 yards from the
scene of the battle. Captain Morey was
wounded and had another wounded
man and three unwounded troopers
with him. The three unwounded men
were picked up by a detachment under
Lieutenant Henry A. Myers, Jr.. of
the Tenth Cavalry, and Mm letter
brought to General Pf-r^hing to-day.
'-aptain Morey was left to dlt upon
the desert from thirst and his wounds.
The men abandoned him at his own
orders. The thre- unwounded men hud
? ?art i-d htm, according to their stories
to Lieutenant .Meyer, from the hole
where he had hidden and made theii
way nearly two miles from th? hat-If.
field !
Mttl'KI.KSSI.V Win; XDKJ),
? hev were forced to srr.p. and Cap- I
tain .Morey, believing himself hopeless. ?
ly wounded, ordered them t--. leave him
They thought him about to die .
from loss of blood and thirst, and
The .stories of the rescued men to 1
Lieutenant Meyer were v-rv vague
about the details of the fight. accord- 1
ing to Ceneral Pfrshing's report to
General Funs'ton.
Captain Morey "s letter toJd of the)
Join! n g of Troop c, under Captain
Charles T Royd, rind Troop K. under
his own command, at Ojo Santo r>o- !
mingo, Jum- 20, ind the advance to
gether toward Carrizal on June. ?1 !
He arrived in an open fi.-id a mil. ,
from Carrlzal a. 7:30 ln the morning ;
There they halted, and Captain Bovd i
sent a courier into Carrizal. .'.skin-:
Permission of General Felix Gomez to '
enter the town, on the way to Villa '
Ahumada. Gomez replied that he would 1
not be allowed to enter the town, but |
might make a fir-tour around it
Fea ring that they were about to ;>,?
trapped l>y the Mexicans, who had
sallied out from the town during the i
parley, the American troops deployed!
ir> battle formation, mounted and
moved forward. Tho Mexicans then I
opened Ore. Captain Boyd ordered lu
men to dismount and return the fire !
the engagement lasting about one j
Following is the text of Captain
Morey's letter:
t. ARRIVAL. MK.V. June 21 1916
9:15 A. M. '
"To commanding officer. Ojo Fred
"My troop reached Ojo Santo Do
mingo at n:30 1*. M., June 20. Met C
Troop, under Captain Hoyd. 1 came
under Captain Boyd's command and i
marched my troop in rear for Carrizal '
at 4:1? A. M , reaching open field to :
southwest of town at C:30 A. M.
"Captain Boyd sent in a note request - ?
? ?g permission to pass through the
town. This was refused. Stated we '
could go to the north, but not cast. !
"Captain Royd said he was going lo
Ahumada at this time.
"He was talking with Carranza com- I
mander. General Gomez sent a writ - j
ten message that Captain Royd could
bring his force in town and have a
conference. Captain feared an sun-j
bush. He was under the impression '
that he Mexicans would run as soon i
.???- tired. We formed for attack, |
' _ "itention being to move up to line;
ot about 120 Mexicans on the edge of j
the town. We formed C Ttoop on the!
left in lino with skirmishers, one pla- J
toon of K Troop on right of line and 1
another J\ Troop platoon on extreme i
right, echeloned a little to the reur.
"\\ hen wc were within 300 yards the !
Mexicans opened fire, and a strong one, i
before we fired a shot: then we opened !
up. They did not run. To make a !
long account short, after about an I
hour's fire, in which both troops had I
advanced. C Troop to position of Mex- '
lean machine gun and K Troop closing '
In slightly to tho left. We wore very j
busy on the right keeping off a flank ?
attack. A group of Mexicans left!
town, went around our rear and led ?
our horses off at a gallop.
At about 9 o'clock one platoon of {
K Troop, which wan on our riprht, foil '
back. Sergeant said he could not'stay I
there. Roth platoons fell back about I
1.000 yards to the west, and then to- '
gether with some men of C Troop who i
were with these men scattered.
"F was slightly wounded. Captain f
Royd, a man told me, was killed. Noth
ing was seen of Lieutenant Adair af
ter fight started so man T saw stated.
"I am hiding in a holo 2.000 yards
(Con11 nuod~on "Sccond PageT)
All Men Called to Colors to Be
in Camp by To-Morrow
Governor Stuart Visits Camp
Site and Commends Sani
tary Arrangements.
Will Go Direct to Border
\i;\\ YOHK. June a.%.?The crnck
com mil ltd* of the VlPRlnln Xntlonwl I
liuiird will he started for the border
TiU'ctlny or Wedne?dny. >InJor-f;cn
c-rnl Leonard Wood nnntmnced Into |
t o-n Igli t.
tender orders from the War Popart- j
ir.r-nt to hurry recruiting and to build ]
up their commands to war strength, ;
commanding officers of the four mili- ;
tar.v organizations?the First Squadron. ;
Kirs' Virginia Cavalry, the Richmond
Grays, of tlio First Virginia Regiment; j
the Richmond Howitzers and the Sig- j
nai Corps. Type r>?were busied last I
night arranging tho final details for j
mobilization, Lights burned In the ar- j
mories all night, and each was the j
scene of tremendous and excited ac- |
tivity. All the equipment now in hand '
!.?? ready for movement, whether to '
''amp Henry C. Stuart or direct to the
border. More equipment is needed, but i
this is expected to arrive to-day or I
to-morrow, the War i?evartmenl ap- I
purently being anxious t?? begin move-j
iri?*rit to the front immediately.
In the (Jrays' Armory, where two ]
companion wore being mustered*- in, men ]
lay about in company rooms and in the
far end of the hall waiting for the
dictum of the surgeons. Examination
is thorough, and the men appear be
fore the surgeon* without a shred of
attire. A few come from the room
disappointed. Hut the majority pass
? he rigid test. When the physical ex
amination is over they go before a
noncommissioned officer of the L'nited
States Arrnj to have their flinger prints
taken. When they go to the. front
each will carry with him a numbered
disc, so that in case of death, wound
ing or capture he may be Identified
i'i.asuks cook ouniciis
While they were waiting, some of
the men of the Signal Corps listened I
in on tli" wireless messages being I
flashed from the station at Arlington.
They caught one message, evidently a j
warning to vessels, that the signal
lights on the Mexican coast were being
.hanged so as t>> lend ships to de
struction. There were, other messages,
hut tnev were !r code. The Arling
ton station, according to operators
here, was busy through the night,
flashing orders to fleet and army of
As if they realized the serious po
tent of the President's call to the
colors, mothers, wives and sisters be
seiired all the armories to gain a word
with the soldier boys. While they re
mained on the outside, sad-faced and
tearful, the soldiers laughed at '?eir
work, and when taps sounded they
went to their cots with a smile. War
to them seemed not so harsh a thing
as to those who remain behind to
carry the greater burden.
Major Edgar W. Howies, of the First
:"qu.*?dron. was at his desk half the
niaiht. receiving and transmitting or
ders. wh'ie under officers were re
ceiving applications for enlistment and
seeing that everything for movement
was made ready. The command Is
equipped, and is ready for emergency
orders. If the squadron remains here,
a certain number of horses for each
troop will be furnished for drill and
practice until the entire complement
is filled. Tf It. be decided to move the
command on short notice mounts will !
!><? furnished at the station to which
the squadron may be sent.
The Richmond Howitzers have been :
? w orn in. and the command is ready
for mustering. The Howitzers and the
cavalrymen will be encamped in Slier
wood Park. north of the Fair Grounds,
until the final call for service with tlio
colors is received. The Uiehmond
troops are ready and waiting. Mobili
zation will become actually effective
to-morrow night. On Wednesday uiorn
ing reveille will sound in Camp llenry
C. Stuart for more than tt.000 men. arm
ed, equipped and rationed for service.
camp in To-Jiomiow ni<;iit
All Virginia troops now called lo the
colors were ordered yesterday to l>e in
Camp Henry C. Stuart, at the State
Fair Grounds, not later than to-mor
row night. Work on completing the
camp is being rushed, night and day.
Companies It and C. of the First \ ir
glnia Regiment, were sworn in and
mustered Into service last night
Captain William A. Slack. First Lieu
tenant Luther T. Matthews, and Second
I.lieutenant Charles Chapman and fortv
five men of Company R. and Captain
James R. Sheppard, First Lieutenant
J. F. Dunn and Second Lieutenant Bev
erly C. Wilkes and forty enlisted men.
of Company C, First Virginia Regiment,
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Dinner-supper, music, dancing. C;30 to 12.
Text of Ultimatum to Carranza
WASHINGTON, .1 une Tin- text
of (he note to the Mrxlmn dc facln
uwveminent, IrtiiiMinittril to-day to
Jiinii'K I.Inn IIoiIkit.h, Npri'lnl rr|ir??
nentntlve of tin* .Ainrrlrnn govern
mini Sn MmIcii, snyst
??Mr. Arredondo jrrNtcrdnr dellv
??rcil to lliln cmrrnnieiit the follow
inu communication!
"?I mil dlm'trd by my Kovrrnmriit
to Inform Vour Ijxcrllriit'}, wltli ref
t'roiK'f to the Ciirrl/.iil Incident, tluit
tlio chief firfiillir, through tlx*
Mrxlran War l>epnrt inciit, kuvc or
ilfrs to (itiirnil .Jacinto II. Trevlno
not to permit American forpf.s
from (icnfrnl IVrHhlnK'n column to
tidvuncc further .south, nor to move
either Mint or went from tin- point*
where they arc located, nnd to op
l?n*c nrw Incursions of Anirrlenn
soldiers Into Mexico territory. Thi'dr
order* nrri- hrontsht hy General
Trevlno to the attention of tacncrn)
I'tTMlilnK. who acknowledged tin* rr -
frlpt of the communication relative
thereto. On the ?il Instant, a* Your
lCxeellency know*, an Ainerlenn
force moved cnstwnrd quite far
front It* hiiHe, notwithstanding: the
nliove ordern. nnd tvnn enlaced by
Xoilrnn trooji.H nt f'arrlzal. State of
f'hlhiinhun. An n result of the en
counter, *evrrnl men on both k( Ich
were killed and wounded. and
nei piitren American soldiers i%crc
made prl*onrr*.'
"Von are hereby Instructed to
hand to the Minister of Korcljrn llp
latlons of the dc fneto K'tvprnnirnr
the folloirlitfct
?'The government of the 1 nlied
S(nt?-K can put no other construc
tion upon the cnniuiunlcutlnn
handed to the Secretary of State: of
the Ciiltcd State* on the "4th of
.lime hy Mr. Arredondo. under In
struction of your jtovcrnim-nt, than
that it I* Intended a* n formal
n \ own I of dellberntcl v hostile in
tentions iiituluHt the force* of the
I'nlted State* now lu Mexico, and of
the purpose to attack them with
out provocation whenever they
move from their pre*ent position in
pursuance of the object* for which
lliey were .sent there, not?itlistanil
Iiifx the fact that thosi* objects not
only la vol \ e no n of ricuill y inten
tion toward* the Kovernnient and
people of Mexico, but are, on the
contrary, intended only to assist
that Koverumcut In protecting itself
and the territory and people of thi
I'nlted State* nuntnst irresponsible
and Insurgent band* of rebel ma
"1 nm Instructed, therefore, by my
icovcrniuent to demund the iiiuiie
dlate release of the prisoner* taken
in the encounter nt (.'arrlzal, to
gether with any property of the
i'nlted State* tnkeit with thein, nnd
to Inform you that the Kovcriiiucnt
of the I'nlted Stnte* expect* un
enrly statement front your govern
ment a* to the eour*e of netloit It
wishes the Kovernnient of the
i'nlted State* to understand it has
determined upon, and that It also
expect* tlint thl* statement lie made
throuKh the UNiiiil diplomatic chnn
nel*. nnd not throuuh subordinate
military commander*."
Increased Appropriations Planned to
Meet Extra Expenses and to
Provide More. Munitions.
Senate Will "Reeeive To-Pay House
Hesolution Authorizing President
to Draft National Guardsmen as
j Federal Soldiers.
WASHINGTON", .lune 25-?Oonc ress
| stolidly faces the Mexican pmerpenoy,
! ready for any legislative action. Its
j leaders dcel:?r<*. which developments
i may demand. Tin* House already is
j planning Increased appropriations* to
i meet extra expenses Incurred thrpugli
mobilization, e*iuipment and transpor
tation of the National Guard, and to
provide more munitions. To meet the
' situation at hand it is contemplated to
add S20.000.000 to the army appropria
| tion bill, and an urgent deficiency bill
I for ?.?5.000.""0 is in ihc course of prep
! aration Thest mi'ssnres, it Is cxpcct
i ed. will be rushed through without re
gard to what may result from the dip
lomatic negotiation:* with General
Carra nza
To-morrow the Senate will receive
the House resolution authorizing the
J President to Ur^ft national guardsmen
' :is Federal soldiers It will come front
| the Senate Military Committee shorn
of the House provision for a Jl.000,000
appropriation to relieve dependent
families of militiamen, and of the stip
ulation limiting to three years the
I period for which the State troops may
j be drafted.
< o\<;ni:vs woiiki\ j; HAiti)
TO IIISI'OSK Oh' koitim:
Despite tension over Mexico, Con
; gre^s is working hard to dispose of
'mass of routine legislative pro
posals before it. The House is clear
ing up the special program and appro
priation bills rapidly, but the Senate is
far behind. Legislation to he disponed
t.f l>y the upper house before adjourn
ment includes the government ship
ping bill, the child-labor law, ratifi
cation of the Mouse amendments to the
credit legislation, the. immigration bill:
and conservation measures.
The Senate also is behind with ap
propriations. The post-office bill prob
; bly will be passed to-morrow or Tues- !
day, and there are awaiting consldera- :
tion the agricultural, fortillcatIons, dip
iomath', sundry civil, pensions, Di.s- :
trlot of Columbia and naval approprin-|
tion bills. The House ..'ill resume dls- !
? ussion of the army appropriation
measures to-morrow. Besides this, it
still has the Military Academy tip-!
propriatlon bill to complete.
lilX OXSTItl C'TKIJ \.\VAI. 1111.1,
The naval bill, as reconstructed by |
the Sena e Naval subcommittee' will be j
ordered i -.'ported to the Senate before
the end (>;' the week. Changes so ra<l- |
ical have, been made in the House bill '
that a prolonged conference is assured. '
The Senate is expected to accept with j
little change the building program, |
which calls for eight capital ships d.ur- j
ing the coming year, in place of five, j
provided In the House hill.
The administration's general revenue |
bill, on which tlio Ways and Means j
Committee has been at work for weeks, j
may bo ready for Introduction In the i
House within a w eek. Present plans I
contemplate a change in the income j
tax that would produce $100,000,000, an
Inheritance tax calculated to produco |
$20,000,000, and a tax on net receipts j
or profits of munition plants, expected j
to raise $850,000,000. \
I "
: Arvednndo Momentarily Experts Doll
nito Instructions ou Matter
From His Government.
i If He Indicates That Proposal Will
Not He Entertained by V. No
Further Efforts Will He Made hy
Latin-American Nations.
"WASHINGTON, .fund 2fi.?Eliseo Ar
: rcdondo, Mexican ambassador-deslg
naii*. Informed Ministers Ignaclo Cal
I deron, of Bolivia, and l-tafael Zaldlvar.
of Salvador, to-day that Carrauza was
reaily to accept "In principle" otters ot
mediation to avert war between Mex
ico and the United States.
A similar reply was transmitted
i directly by Carran/.a to the govern
j ments of Chile, Argentina. Ecuador
, and Honduras, tn response to offers to
j act as mediators made by thos* gov
, ernments.
Mr. Arredondo said, however, that so
far he had revolved only a preliminary
J expressiott on the subject from Mex
ico City, and expected definite Instruc
tions some time to-night.
Minister Calderon has an appoint
ment with Secretary Lansing to-mor
row afternoon to learn whether offers
made by Bolivia and othet Latin
Amerlcan governments to mediate will
b?- entertained by the United States.
In anticipation of a possible accept
ance of such offers, Ambassador Ilo
nuilo S N'aon. of Argentina, and Dr.
CSonxaln S. Cordova, Eeuadorean min
i i s t <? r, are on their way to "\\ ashington
to attend any conference that Latin
Aroerican diplomats may hold In the
interest* of mediation.
If Secretary Lansing indicates that
an olfer of mediation will not be enter
tained, no further efforts to that end
will be made at this time. Brazil is
taking no part In the negotiations, fo?
one reason because that country's de
lay In recognizing Carranza might not
make her an acceptable mediator.
Kfforts to bring about arbitration, it
developed to-day began two weeks ago
with a suggestion transmitted by Min
ister Calderon, of Bolivia, to his rov
ernment that such an attempt be made.
Ills government replied by giving him
full power to act, l>ut further steps
were not taken until he rc.timed to
Washington from a visit to New
Kochelle last Friday, when he imme
diately communicated with Ambassa
dor-! Jesignate Arredondo.
Minister Calderon said to-day:
"Americans hold to the idea that be
cause Mexico is a Latin-American na
tion. she is assured of the unqualified
support of Lntlu-Amerlean countries
in whatever course she pursues. Such
is not the case
"Latin-American nations have learn
ed that Ihe United Stales is not seek
ing aggtandizcincut of territory. They
saw this Illustrated m her conduct
toward Cuba.
"If mediation is to he successful,
then mwft not he discussion of thei
causes of the present difficulties. Both
sides must accept the situation th
now face?that is. the presence of
American t:-o->ps in Mexico, the avowal
1.v the United Slates the> must be ther.
ti. jtroteet American lives, and the
avowal by the Carranza government j
that it is able to take care of the
tetnal sttnatl?n In Mexico.
"Latin Arurl< an nations are most
anxious that there be no war between
two republics on the American contl
n< nt."
Some Latin-American diplomats lay
stress on the treaty of Guadalupe Mi
dalgoof 1 4s as a basis for possible'
mediation. They point out. that th>?
treaty indicates a way toward im-dla
tlon without loss of dignitj to either
Explanation of First Chief's
Actions and Intentions
Also Asked.
Mexican Situation Will Be Placed
Before Joint Session
of Congress.
There fs Feverish Activity in All
Department?, to Get. National
Guard to llnrder.
WASHINGTON", .Tune 25.?A demand
for the immediate release of the
American troopers taken prisoner at
Carrizal, con pled with a stern notifi
cation that the United States expects
an early statement, of the purposes of
the Carrnnza government were tele
graphed to Mexico City by Secretary
The note discloses that the State De
partment yesterday received a commu
nication from the de facto government
stating that the Carrizal tight was the
[ direct result of orders to attack Amsr
| ican soldiers moving: otherwise than
toward the border, personally issued
j by General Carranza to General Tre
vlno and by the latter communicated to
I General Pershing.
J In reply, Secretary Lansing requires
! that tls? de facto government transmit
| a ileflnlte statement "as to the courso
of action it has determined upon"
through the usual diplomatic chan
i !iels. "anil not through subordinate mil
' itary officers."
The Mexican communication is con
strued, Secretary La using states, "as
| a formal avowal of deliberately hostile
| action against the forces of the United
I States now in Mexico, and of the pur
! pose to attack without provocation
j whenever they move from their present
J position.1' despite, the friendly mission
on which they are engaged, and which
; is reaffirmed !n the American re
I Joinder.
iu;uhhi:i) to clace
General Carrnnza is required to place
, himself on record formally, and the
| plain intimation lies behind the re
j strained language of Mr. Lansing's
j communication that force will be met
i with force. Apparently, however, the
J Washington government is determined
j that the do facto government shall not
evade responsibility before the world,
if war in forced upon the United
j States.
! The not* and the military situation
j of the United States were talked over
! at the White House to-night by the
! President with Chairman Stone, of the
j Senate Foreign Relations Committee;
j Senator Lodge, ranking Republican
; member, and Chairman Flood, of the
House Commute? on Foreign Affairs.
Representative Cooper, ranking mi
nority member of the House committee,
was out of town.
After the conference, which lasted
; more than an hour. Senator Stone said
I the situation "was exceedingly acute."
! hTe President had felt it necessary
| to acquaint Congress with the state
j of affairs, and with the action taken,
through the Foreign Affairs Committee.
It was indicated that he might desire
to address a joint session of the House
; and Senate in a day or two. but would
not take this tlnal step until the Mex
ican government had been given an op
! port unity to reply.
The President told those at the- con
, fcrente to-night of the note from Gen
eral Carranza avowing the attack on
the American troops at Carrizal, and
the reply that he had directed be sent.
Senator Stone was very emphatic after
wards in regard to the demand for re
liaso of the prisoners.
"We must have those men," he said
i solemnly. The Senator made no effort
to hide his own belief that war vir
tuallj is here A tlnal report from
| General Pershing was necessary, he
s;tid, in order that a clear knowledge
of \i hat had happened at Carrizal
should he at hand.
"Hut if they are going to attack our
men without cause," he said, "there is
only one thing to do. We will never
have peace down there until wo use
force enough to compel it."
There is reason to believe that the
military situation may be influencing
the administration's diplomatic course,
as well as the desire to make It clear
to the world and particularly to the
l.atin-Ainerh-nn nations that the United
States is i.eltm forced into warlike
measures lt\ the hostility of General
Ca r r.tnzn.
The War Department i* making ef
fort to speed up mobilisation of the
National Guard A few companies
have been mustered in. Others will
take the oath to-morrow In forty
eight hours probably a substantial
force will be en route to the border to
hack up General Funston's line. It
ii.iv be four or fl>'f flays, however, fee
.'o?e War Pep.uinivfit officials would
ne! safe in withdrawing regulars from
the border patrol t.< foric. the cutting
edg?: of whatever torce they may hurl

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