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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1915.
2 retary of State LanMnB to Ignore the turogant communication sent to him by tho constitutionalist chieftain, defying tho United Btatcs to Intervene. From tho rtandpolnt of tho Administration tho dcflanco of Carranza is tho cheap est kind of bluster. Hand May Be Forced. When It Is stated that tho President and Secretary Lansing do not bellevo that Intervention will be nccessar, it la not meant that they havo not taken into consideration the possibility of it being forced on the Goxornment. Not a few anions tho President's ad visers are very suspicious concerning tho origin of theso raids. Already the Stuto nnd War Departments havo been Iroops Ready to Halt New Border Uprising BROWNSVILLE, Aug. 13. Federal troops were rushed from here early to Edinburgh, In Hidalgo county, where Mexican raiders are holding up ranches and terrorizing the country. Troon K 6f tho Tenth Cavalry has been Kent from Foit Huachuca. Aril., inrormed through oniclal reports that l t0 duty on the border at Loklel, Arts, theso lalds oro being carried on by ' Company K of the Ninth Infantry took bands of Mexican and Amcrlcun out- . station at Klngsvllle, Tex., on Tuesday laws living In Texas. That they should I night. Tho remainder of the third bat havo suddenly developed at this time, I tallon, Ninth Infantry, reached llrowns when tho new Mexican policy of the . villa yesterday. Government Is on the make has Inclined many ofilclals to tho bollof that they are part of a deliberate urlort ta lorco Intervention. All phases of tho border situation wero gone into exhaustively by the President today In .1 conference with Assistant Secittaiy of War lircckln- A report that soldiers and Mexicans have engaged In a battlo Ib denied. One Mexican was killed at Mercedes lato last night. American refugees, mostly women a,nd children, condnuo to arrive In Corpus Ltiiluu from the valley country. Ulticlul toports from the iUo Grande valley Indlcute the Mexicans ore mora ridge, who. In tho absenco from the thoroughly urgaliized than wan believed, city of Secretary Garrison, was asked to call at tho V, h'Vi House at noon. The President had before him at the time the leijuost of Governor Ferguson, of Texas, th.it he order additional troops to the miilur to police the areas The lebortB say tho movement Is well financed, and an attempt Is being mudo to ilnd out the sources of the llnanccs. General Funston, at Han Antonio, Is reported prepared to call for additional troops to quell the uprising. A battalion of trie isintn united utatti where th" rX . hr, ve "orrol Mr! 1 i"'"" "" ""! Km A2 ", Brecklnrl 1k: n.u i Wo to furnish tho President with a copy of General run ston'n report, which showed that many of these raidii hate occurred well Insldo the State. illo the President Is dis posed to furnish all troops necessary to prevent raids across the border, he is not illspo pcI. It I; t uteri, to assume the task wh 'i proper y boloiiRs to tho Btate autti-nltlc3 of keeping local dis orders dnvvn. For tins reason Secretary Hreckln rldso v a j able to state on leaving tho White House that no additional troops would be sent to the border at this tlmo. Prolltln by the lad Impression which Carranza :i arrojjir. e has created, tho Villa agency cmitlnues to get out statements ahonnnr Villa's entire will ingness to engage m a peace conference. Today a statemonr vns Issued which quoted Villa as ncrcelng, not only to enter such n. confeience, but to elimi nate himself and his leaders, with the single condition that the men elevated to authority under a new government "shall solemnly nittee to restore constl- terday to re-enforce the troops s,nd lexas Rangers. Just as it It were a real war, the censorship lid is clamped on here to day. Front sheriffs, peace officers and citi zens up to army officers, allenco is the rule regarding border operations. As a result the usual Mexican rumor factory Is operating overtime. Re ports early today had thirty bandits and ' the hero," their leader, slain, but these, along with a number of other yarns, proved unfounded. The bandits' operations apparently have been transferred westward Into Hidalgo county. San Antonio dis patches declare General Funston will call for more troops If the border bri gandage extends beyond the present area. Governor Ferguson, Congressman Garner and other political leaders are conferring at Rockport over the situa tion. It was regarded as possible that State troops will be called out. In ac cordance witn ar uepartmcni sug- tutlonnl oTiirr. ,mi that they shall notl gestlons, for Interior control. be drawn from the decadent and odious clentltlco or ira 'lonary pnrtv." iVHa Agency's Statement. The statement in full was as follows: That General Villa and the men surrounding him, composing the provisional government of Mexico, In contrast to the attitude of Car ranza, are read- and willing to re tire from political control, was made evident tociav by a telegrum re ceived by Enrique C Llorfnte, con fidential agent or the provisional government here, from M. Diaz Lombards, minister of torelKn l ela tion" at Chlhinhu.i. as Iollo'v " I do not believe that the sending of Amorlc.in wssels or v it o .ipx Ican waters fan be considered as a purpose to intervene on the part or the I'nlted States, inasmuch us the Invitation to bo sent bv th i'nn Amerlcan conferees to the military chiefs in Mexico contains no men ace u hatsoever. according to the dis patches that I have read rel itivo to the subject. The cnblegnm nt ov President Plaza of ArgnMni to Carranza. In answer to hi 'imper tinent message, (untitles mv pinion, since in categorical terms President Plaza 'tates that Argentina is fin ing part In the conferences on the condition that the sovereignty or Mexico be rebooted, nnd relectlng ny Idea of Intervention In our ln- II. by tiirthe or torce. I bellevp, turthormori that by racial solidarity and ror their own future convenience tne Central and South American nations not only would not take part In an armed movement against our coun trv,hut would protest against any act ot this character. " 'I firmly believe, also, in the good will of President Wilson toward Mexico, and that the American Government will not attempt any armed Intervention, inasmuch as It has asked the ro-operatlon of the Latin-American nations, one of them belne Argentina, which declares Its Citizens are still terror-stricken. though the last twenty-four hours' de velopments have not added greatly to the seriousness of the situation. EL PASO. Aug. 13. General Nafar ctte. the Carranza commander In the Mexican district opposlto the disturbed Is crossed by bridges. region In Texas, denies that any of his men are entering TcxnB nnd declares that tho trouble is being caused by sup porters of Hucrta. Texas and United etatos officers do not bellevo that any particular faction Is responsible, but that a number of lawless Mexicans hao taken advantago of disturbed conditions to create terror and attempt to steal horses and loot a district that Is sparsely settled and as spaisely policed. So far as the ofilqcrs hao been able to learn, nono of tho Mexican bands In larger than foity or fifty men. and there Is only one known to be that larre All of General Villa's generals have been Instructed not to take the offensive ag&inst Cnrranxo troops and to avoid a hnttlo It possible. This was the state ment of Mexican officers high in Villa's councils. This period of inactivity will last about three weeks, Villa told his of ficers after the conference Tuesday with Major General Scott. By the end of that tlmo it Is thought the peace conference at Washington will ktvw definitely whether Carranza and his generals will consent to the three moths' truce plan. , Texans Protest to Attorney General on Disorders on Border CARRAN Z A SPURNS VILLA PEACE IDEA AUSTRIAN PROTEST Correspondence Between Rival Mexican Factions Is Made Public Here. REPLY IS SENT 10 DANIELS S SEEKING United States Upholds Right to Export Arms to Any Belliger ent Without Violating Laws. Attorney General Gregory has received a flood of letters nnd telegrams tho last few days from friends In the Browns ville, Texas, district advising him of the condition of anarchy prevailing along the b.order and urging Government action. Mr. Gregory said today that he be hoved an Increased cavalry patrol may be necessary to protoct American life and property from Brownsvlllo. at the mouth of the Rio Grande, to a point 100 miles or so Inland along thnt stream, which Is the seat of the present trouble. The great difficulty with which the American troops will have to cope, Mr. Gregory said, was that the Rio Ornnde can be crossed by skiffs or fords at most any place alone this strip, and that a cavalry patrol along the entire sec tion will probably be necessary. The Attorney General believes that the bulk of the border troops can be di verted to the task of suppressing the "army of liberty of Mexico and Texas," as border patrols are only necessary at other points along the hundreds of miles of Texas border to El Paso where there are Mexican towns or where the stream reney for the spurious bills ordered retired because of the wholesale counterfeiting during tho regime of the so-called convention government." Department of State , Hears Central Mexico Conditions Are Quiet San Luis Potosl dispatches to the Btate Department todav said conditions In central Mexico are quiet. Conditions south and west of there are Improving. It was said. The constitutionalists are said to bo In control northward to Fresnlllo and the San Luis Potosl state line. Crude oil supplies from Tamrjlco helped to relievo the situation, but no THE WEATHER REPORT. The forecast for the District of Co lumbia Fair tonight and Saturday; gentle, westerly winds. . Maryland Fair tonight and Saturday; gentle, westerlv winds. Virginia Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday; gentle to moderate winds; mostly southwest. TCMPERATfRES. U. R. BUREAU. AFFLECK'S. 8 a. m 74 8 a. m 80 (i a. m 77 9 a. m 82 10 a rn R0 10 h. m SI 11 a. m S2 11 a. m 88 12 noon 82 ' 12 noon 89 1 p. jn So I 1 p. m SO 2 p. m 86 I 2 p. m SI 8 p. m 8.'i I 3 p. m 91 TIDE TABLE. High tide at 0-35 a. m. and 10:00 p. m. Low tide at 3-47 a. m. and 4:09 p. m. SUN TABLE. Bun rises 5:12 Sun sets 6:58 Light automobile lamps at 7:36 p. m. opposition to such Intervention In the Internal affairs of Mexico. It President Wilson had a plan for In tervention within a period more or less remote, he surely would not have Invited Argentina to tho confer ence, since that government. In distinct friendly terms for Mexico, had expressed Its view reflecting, no doubt, the sentiment of the people of that republic, if the peace con ferences between the factions in Mexico reach a successful end. not only General Villa, but all the civil and military elements affiliated with the convention party would be disposed to eliminate themselves If necessary, with the single condition that the men who are placed In charge of the new situation shall solemnly agree to restore constitu tional order, and that they should not be drawn from the decadent and odious clcntlfico or reactionary MP,,. i To emohaslte the assurances given bv T1"1 had reached there for thirty-three Carraiua of his ability to restore order "ays, the consul sold. In Mexico City, the Carransa agency' era Cruz advices said that H. . today made public the following caDie- FrSnc,l- American newspaper man. was gram from Carranza's minister or for-' s" Imprisoned bv the Carranxlstas. elgn relations' ' I The State Department Is trying to se- "Gen. Pablo Gonzales yesterday, un- I cure his release. Monterey was reported der Instruction from First Chief Car-, q"lct. ranza. loaned B.BWiHO to the banking Dispatches from Eagle Pass said Gen and commercial houses In Mexico City I eral Heitandez left Allende today with In order to relieve the monetary situ- i . VllllMns for Monterey. Tialn er utlon In the capital and for the benefit vice Is open from Eagle Pass to Tor of the people and of trade In general, reon and Snltlllo. Thn hmVtri hov oont n mrrtlal nnl Another fllsmlCh from Cra I-HIZ expressing their gratitude to the con- said that a car of Red Cross supplies stltutlonallst leader and expressly con- would be attached to a passenger train veylng their warmest thanks to Gen-1 for Mexico City tomorrow. Aral f 'nprnn.il hlmlf I "The various associations charged with the relief work In Mexico Cltv are taking steps further to reduce the price of bread and other etnplo necessities .and continue to make extensive frt-e dis tributions dally. All the organizations are now working In entire harmony. General Lopez de Lara, governor of J,he city, has purchased large quantities of supplies from the outlying districts, and these are no arriving with regu larity In the city. "A solid train of foodstuffs left Vera Cruz Wednesday, and Its progress to ward tho capital Is being expedited, while another tralnload which was be ing loaded yesterday will leave for the capital In the course of the day. "Gen. Francisco Cosa, commanding the punitive expedition against Zapa ta, ha?s again engaged the guerilla forces and defeated them, capturing the towns of Snr Nicolas and Con trares on th,o ben-lei of the federal district and AJus-ro, which Is within the state of Morelos Itself. General Copeda has taken Sante Fo from the Zapatistas. "Not a single complain' of any Inter ference with or Infrlngment of the private right o citizens has been re corded since the occupation of the capital. Tho constitutionalist govern ment has begun exchanging valid cur- Correspondenco made public today be tween tho Carranza nnd Villa agencies in this city reveals that the First Chief instructed his confidential agents here to hold no peace parleys with tho VII llstas. Instead, Carranza appears to take It for granted that tho suggested peace parleys must end In submission to his government and he asserts; "It is to the First Chief", to whom those who are directly disposed to sub mit to the Constitutionalist government should directly submit their proposi tions." The confidential correspondence be tween tho two agencies closed with tho reply of the Villa representative that "the answer which you havo written to me, in obedience to the order of your chief (Carranza) puts an end, in my opinion, to our correspondents." Elisco Arredondo, confidential agent of Carranza In Washington, signed tho letters reflecting Uio attltudo of his chief. Representations on behalf of Villa, which were flatly rejected, were signed by Enrique C. Llorente, tho Villa agent here. Suggested Peace Confab. On August 9, on the evo of tho latest Pan-American conference in New York, Mr. Llorente wrote the Carranza agency suggesting a peace confab. He informed Mr. Arredondo that he had heard with pleasure that the Car ranta representatives. Arredondo and Cabrera, were willing to confer "with the representative of any element of the Mexican people with a view to reaching an agreement that would fur ther the common interest, the ro-ostab-llehment of peace and the weltaro of the republic." 0 It was also said that Mr. Llorente and Mr. Bonllla, In behalf of General Villa, "are disposed to confer" v Ith yon .and Mr. Cabrera in order to discuss, like good Mexican citizens, matters that so much concern the national Integrity." The Carranza agent replied that he would submit the proposal of the VII llsta agency to his chief. Llorente sug gested that he hoped tho Carranza answer would be favorable. Yesterday, however, Mr. Arredondo put an end to all suggestions of peace confabs at this end by writing Mr. Llorente the following emphatic letter representative of Corranza's views: "The first chief of the constitutionalist army, Mr. Venustiano Carranza. In structs me to Inform you that I must not arept the conference which you proposed to me In your letter of tho Hth Instant. In the name of General ilia and the convention, because di rectly after the outrage committed on the 12th ultimo In the neighborhood of Aplzaco. by tho dynamiting of an un defended passenger train, In whlcn per ished women and children, the reac tionaries have Just blown up another train near the station of San Mnreos. , betweon the cities of Jalaps and Pueblo, causing the death of fifty unarmed pas sengers, and other Innocent persons and all the soldiers who were guarding I them. t, - v I Tho American reply to the Austrian protest agalnBt export of arms to tho allies as a violation of tho "spirit" of neutrality, was cabled to Ambassador Penfleld at Vienna last night, tho State Department announced today. The reply will reach Ponfleld by Sun day and will be delivered to tho Aus trian foreign office Mondny. The note upholds tho ngnt of the United States to export arms to any belligerent without violation of neutrality or In ternational law. The text of the nolo will bo made pub lic Monday. VERA CRUZ DETAIL Secretary of Navy Calls for Im mediate Report on Condi tions in City. Secretary of the Navy Danleis is awaiting a report on actual conditions In detail from Vera Cruz. Tho Secretory has askd for a com plete statement of the sltnntlon. Th statement will come presumably from tho "War Department. Commander William P. Bcott, or the Marietta, who is in command now that Commanacr McNameo has sailed on the Sacramento, carrying the Brazilian ana Guatemalan ministers, who will reach New Orleans Sunday. The battleships Louisiana and New Hampshire, which have been sent to Southern waters, are expected to stop at Uuantanamo for orders t and ther meet the Connecticut from Haiti. Persistent denial Is expressed rrom Carranza sources that the antl-rorelgn demonstrations in Vera Cruz have been serious. General Scott Acting For State Department By an unusual arrangement. General Scott, chief of stHff of tho army. 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