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No. 107
Second Conference and One at Which
Test WiU Come, WiU Be Held Today
General Scott Displays His Usual
Diplomacy at Meeting
0 ■
(By E. T. Conkle, United
El Paso, Tex., April
chine gun,, the American and
a two hours' s.ession in the
sider measures both sides hope
At the close of the meeting,
first session was very pleasant
make any statement as to
a session tomorrow at a time
General Obregon was
Both sides sent long messages
• '
Informal Demand Presented.
Despite the obligations of secyecy it
was learned that Obregon informally
presented his demand for the with
drawal and when informed by Scott
that he would have to refer the ques
tion to Washington, Obregon took little
part In the subsequent proceedings.
Obregon said that suggestions Scott
presented regarding the use of the Mex
lean railroads to provision the expedi
tion. establishment of a "deadline"
south of which the American troops
would not go and a border police could
not tie discussed us they involved the
demand that the troops come out of
At no time did the conference reach
the point of friction, but the Mexican
envoys showed .a disposition to adhere
to this demand. A way out of the dif
ferences was seen In a message re
celved by Garcia from Colonel Carlos
at Cusihulrachic, reporting additional
rumors of Villa's death. Carranza said
lie was investigating. Villa's death, If
confirmed, woulô soon result in with
drawal x>f the expedition, it is believed.
No Document* .xchanged.
The session was plainly visible
through big glass doors ;n the con
fidence room Appnu ni.y no docu
ments were exchanged. General Fun
ston, the only other American taking
part in the meeting. Smoked cigarettes
continuously, occasionally interjecting
remarks Judged to have been Jokes
from the resulting laughter. Shortly
after the session opened Consul Garcia
placed a machine gun in the. doorway
oi' the custom house. Asked what it
meant, he said, "Oh. to use in case of
any rioting." Mexican troops'remained
on guard until the Americans lejt
Juarez, Garcia acting as spokesman of
the Mexican envoys because of his
fluency in "English, did most of the
talking. Scott conducted the conference
for the Americans. Cenerals Obregon
and Trevino, leading Carranza dele
gates. said little. If anything was sug
London, April 29.—Surrender of j
General Townshend's garrison of about I
, ,9.000 troops at Kut K. Amara. after a
memorable siege lasting 143 da>s, has
. practically ended British hopes of cap
turing Bagdad,* it was admitted here}
The recapture by the Turks of the |
position at Kut Kl Amara will make !
it extremely difficult for the British
to make another march up the Tigris
a gainst Bagdad. ,
News of General Townshend's cnplt
utatton had a depressing effect on the
Brltish public tonight but officials
praised the remarkable stand of tl)e
garrison beleaguered since last De
cember. The official statement from
the war office, reporting that 2970 Örit
Ish and 8000 Indian troops surrendered,
pointed out that General Townshend's;
supplies were exhausted. j
The surrender of Kut El Amara came :
a climax to a week of reverses suf
{ered by the British, including the but-J
Press Staff Correspondent)
29.—Guarded by a Mexican ma
Mexican envoys today held
Juarez customs house to con
will mean peace to Mexico.
General Scott said:
and satisfactory. I cannot
what transpired. We will hold
and place to be agreed upon
similarly uncommunicative.
to their home governments.
gested that indicated a possible breach
between the United States and Mexioo
It was not evident from the demeanor
of the conference.
Obregon Refuses to Talk.
Asked specifically regarding reports
that some of his colleagues favored an
ultimatum to the United States de
manding the immediate withdrawal of
the expedition, Obregon said:
"There Is nothing 1 can say about the
matter." He was equally uncommunica
tive on the nature of the conference
discussion. Tonight's meeting was be
lieved to have been a preliminary test
of opinion. The real clash was expect
: ed tomorrow. The Americans favored a
second meeting ln El Paso and a rota
tion of the future conferences. Obregon
said the Sunday session would prob
ably be held in Juarez. General Scott's
famous diplomacy was exhibited for a
brief moment when he patted Obregon
on the back, as they parted after the
Trying to Avoid Broak.
An ultimatum that the United States
troops must leave Mexico Immediately
or the conference must end was report
ed to have been urged upon General
Obregon by his colleagues. However,
the general impression around the
meeting place was that a break, pos
sibly followed by Intervention, was
w)iat General Scott, representing the
Washington state department, and
General Funston, (he war department,
have been Instructed to avoid.
One qf the most brilliant of Obre
gon's staff officers was asked why the
Melicans should propose to go to war
with the United States ovbr the with
drawal issue without food, sufficient
arms, ammunition or money.
"The American soldiers have all
these. We can get them when we de
feat the Americans."
Garcia for Peach.
Contrast with the belligerent attitude
(Continued on Page Five.)
break of the Irish rebellion and the loss
of-the battleship Russell.
wa^whera Ï
British garrison has been cut off and
captured. No incident in British hls
tory since General Gordon's surrender
paralleled it.
General Townshend was in comm unl
cation with the relief forces until a
few hours bqfore his surrender, send
ing and receiving messages by wireless
and aeroplanes. The lgst mall dls
patched from Mesopotamian headquar
tars reported that Townshend had
asked that a dress suit be sent todilni.
TJte next day an army flier dropped in
on Kut with the dress suit,
N Claim 13,000 Prisoners Taken,
Amsterdam, April 29.—Official Berlin
dtapatt^res forwarding the report of the
Turkish war office on the capture of
the Kut El Amara garrison ttmlght,
claimed 13,000 prisoners were taken.
of a force of 9000 at Khartoum has
S e ft oui Charge Filed
Against Clerk in Payette
i*ost Office—Bound Over
to Federal Court.
(Capital News Special Service.)
Payette. April 29.—Payette citizens
were Bhocked here tonight to learn of
the arrest of William N. Carstens, for
12 years a trusted clerk in the local
post office, by federal officials on the
charge of forgery and rifling of the
mails to which he has made a signed
confession. Carstens was taken before
United States Commissioner L. M.
Lyon, waived examination, and was
placed under 11000 bond given by his
father, Henry Carstens and H. Trecht.
He was bound over to the federal dis
trict court for appearance Sept. 17.
Carstens is 28 years old, is one of Vie
best known of the younger men In the
city, and has been held in the highest
respect. He is married and the father
of one child. *
For a year Carstens is alleged to
have carried on his rifling of mails and
might have continued to do so indefin
itely had it not been for the fact he
failed to intercept a letter which cast
the first suspicion toward Him. It seems
that a trapper some time ago gave
Carstens some furs to send east. Car
stens accommodated the trapper and
when the check arrived for the furs he
took It. Forging the check he sent it
east to a mall order house for some
goods. The goods arrived in due time.
However, It developed that the amount
of the check was more than the amount
of goods ordered, Carstens having mis
calculated. It Is alleged, and the mall
order house sent a letter addressed to
the name appearing on the check, that
of the trapper, which he received. Hav
ing sent no order east for goods, the
trapper made an inquiry and the fed
eral officials were put on the case.
* The Specific Ch.rgee.
Tonight Carstens was taken into
custody • by Charles Arbuckle, deputy
United fêtâtes marshal, on a warrant
sworn out by A. C. Ballard, post office
inspector. The chargés against him on
which the complaint and warrant are
based and as enumerated in his con
fession are briefly as follows, it is al
leged; •
Opened a letter and Extracted a check
for 160 which he forged and cashed.
Appropriated $10.50 In payment for a
bathrobe ordered from the Oregon City
Woolen Mills, check made payable to
one Albertabn.
Rifled a letter and extracted $48
check made payable to a Portland op
tical company tpr a camera.
Extracted other checks from letters
and forged ,ctitious names to them
one of which was on the National Bank
of Ontario.
Berlln, April 29.—Both German and
Austrian îorces have Inflicted defeats
upon the Russians in the' last 48 hours
fighting on the eastern freut,' accord
ing' to official announcements from the
two war offices this afternoon.
mis msi
Vienna, April 29.—Italian attacks
against Austrian positions on ridge of
Col Di Lina were repulsed, the war of
fice announced tonighL
Paris, April 29—German troops did
not return tol the Infantry attack
around Verdun \pday following their
repulse In violent fighting on both
banks of the Meuse last night.
The Teutonic guns bombarded
Frrttch positions at Avocourt on Hill
304 and on severaB sectors oast of the
Meuse, but the enemy did not emerge
from his trenches. Vigorous artillery
actions occurred In the Argonne and on
the Belgian front. ~
The war office announced tonight
that a French air squadron last night
bombarded German camps east of
Azannes and a factory at Hayange.
Germany Must Meet the
Demands Fully or
Not at AD
Believed That Answer Will
Be Accompanied by a Per
sonal Letter From Kaiser
to President—Grave Ap
prehension Is Felt.
By Robert J. Bender,
(United Press Staff porrespondent)
Washington, April 29.—The kaiser
must meet President Wilson's demands
in their entirety or not at all.
This was the point of view tonight
of men in close touch with the Ger
man-American relations as the Ger
man reply Is awaited. Unofficial dis
patches state It will be In Washington
early next week. In German circles It
is said It will be accompanied by a
personal communication from Kaiser
Wilhelm to President Wilson. Mon
close to the president indicated strong,
ly that mere language will have no
effect on this country's position. There
is no need for any exchange of views,
It is said. î
The German reply must show that
what the president demanded Is |ydng
done and is to be done in the future,
If friendly relations are to continue.
Apprehension Is Felt.
It cannot be denied there is consid
erable apprehension, not only among
officials close to the president, but also
among members of congress that Ger
many will not Wholly meet the presi
dent's demands. There is a grow'ng
tendency to center on the question:
"What will the president do if the
kaiser doesn't yield?"
The reply voiced is that the presi
dent literally has burned his bridges;
he has no intention whatever of back
ing u pon his demands: he hopes for
and wishes for continued friendly re
lations with Germany, but feels that
maintenance of these is now entirely
up to the kaiser. <
Cabinet Wavered for Daye.
It ie pointed out the president and
hie cabinet wavered for days between
abruptly severing diplomatic relations
and giving Germany one more chance.
Any tendency at this time Indicated
Germany regards this opportunity
lightly, or any effort to prolong argu
ment on any point, is likely to be
sharply called, It is declared on highest
Many officials here see hope In the
confgerenee between Gerard and the
kaiser and the chancellor. Theke, they
say. Indicate Germany does not wish
to send any "reply that she does not
know before hand is satisfactory.
There is indications already that
German submarines are curbing thgtr
In the 10 days since April 19, when
the "ilitimatum" to Gej-many was sent,
10 ships have been reported attacked
by German U boats and during the last
48 hours—or since decision as to the
German reply Is reported to have been
reported—there has been just one boat
By Carl W. Aeksrman,
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Berlin, April 29.—(Via Amsterdam)
—Final decision regarding the reply
from Germany to the American sub
marine note is not expected before
Conference between Ambassador
Gerard and the-kaiser and his advisers
at army headquarters continue.
The tentative draft of the German
reply to President Wilson's note has
been finished, it was authoritatively
stated. Home slight changes may be
made as the result of Ambasador
Gerard's conference with the kaiser at
grand army headquarters. The Tage
blatt reports, however, that the note
will be dispatched to Washington early
next week unless there are unforeseen
Mississippi Delegates Unpledged.
Jackson, Mis*., April 29.—The twelve
Mississippi delegates to the not
Republican convention, eight of whom
were elected at district conventions
Friday and four from the state gt large,
at the state convention held in this
city to<Jtay, will go unpledged and un
Two Hundred Thouiand
Men, Women and Girls
Employed in Garment
Making Houses Involved.
New York, April 29.—A monster May
day parade followed by meetings and
demonstrations throughout the city will
mark the opening of a strike Involving
upwards of 200,000 men, women and
girls in New York.
The strikers and those who will be
forced out of employment because of
the walkout are workers In the cloak
and suit industry and allied trades. Re
fusing Mayor Mitchell's offers of me
diation 490 members of the Manufac
turers' Protective association, closed
their shops against their employes to
day, locking out 60,000. This being the
dull season, the employers declared
they will maintain the lockout to a
finish, resisting all efforts of the
workers to force increased wages or
continued union recognition. On Mon
day 25.000 employees of 1000 indepen
dent shops will strike in sympathy. As
a result of this walk out 40 000 persons
in allied trades will be forced to Idle
ness owing to the tie -up of the In
Another serious strike 1s threatened
in Brooklyn, where 10,000 stevedores
and other workers engaged In loading
ships are demanding more pay.
Despite this situation here, however,
statistics gathered by the Untted Press
today shew that 706,500 men and wo
men throughout the country will bene
fit from wage Increases aggregating
$64,426,464 a year which become effec
tive May 1. Against this 506,100 work
ers are on strike or threatening to
strike for higher wages or recognition
of the union and granting an eight
hour day.
The biggest .Increases effective May
day are in the steel Industry. The
United States Steel corporation will
boost its monthly pay rolls $1,660,000
with Increases affecting 250,300. Beth
lehem Steel will increase the pay of
24,000 men by $170,000 a month.
Portland, Ore., April 29.—A. O. An
derson & Co. of New York, ship
brokers, have purchased the 740<f-ton
steel freighter now on the ways at the'
shipbuilding plaht of the Moore & Scott
Iron Works in San Francisco. This
announcement was madr today by
George M. McDowell, Pacific coast
manager of the company.
The price paid was not disclosed, but
It is believed to be In the neighborhood
of $1,000,000. Anderson & Co. will sell
the vessel to Norwegian capitalists.
Seattle, Wash., April 29.—Demands
for defense against foreign aggression,
a general condemnation of the Wilson
administration and the advocacy of
woman suffrage and a tariff commis
sion were the salient features of the
platform adopted by the King county
Republican cdhventlon here today.
HIran E. Hadley, former chief Jus
tice of the state supreme court and a
brother to Congressman Linn Hadley
of Bellingham, was permanent rhair
Wllllam T. Laube, former sec
retary of'the state senate, now chair
man of the King county "Republican
committee, was made King county's
member ot the state platform commit
London, April 29.—German troops
lost heavily near Hulluch today when
clouds of asphyxiating gas, directed at
the British trenches, were rolled back
on the Germans by a sudden shift in
the wind, General Haig reported to
Near Loos, British troops made a
successful raid on German trenches.
German artillery was very active near
Fricourt and Sjuthches and west of
Swedish Bark Bunk.
London, April 29.—The Swedish bark
Niola has been torpedoed. Lloyd's reg
ister gives the Niola as an Iron bark
of 726 tons burden, owned "by G. H n lm
and with Halmstad as her home port.
Sinn Feiners Now Hold but Small Area
and End of the Rebellion Is Near
Thorough Investigation of the Out
break WiU Be Made
(By W. S. Forr««t, United
Dublin, April 29.—The
apparently has passed.
heard throughout ' the city
troops, under cover of darkness
around the Sinn Feiners, who
Dublin. Smoke blackened
wrecked buildings in Sackeville
trail of the rebellion across
these ruins lie the bodies of
the first days df desperate
rebels Thursday night in an
city have been completely
now hold only a small area,
government troops.
Steps Taken to Provide Pood.
The military authorities are taking
steps to provide food for a large part
of the populace within the lines drawn
by the troops. Thousands of non
combatants, caught in the swirl of the
rebellion, have been almost entirely
without provisions since the rioting be
gan Monday noon.
Secretary for Ireland Augustine Bir
rell has established headquarters In the
vice regal lodge with Lord Wimborne.
As soon as the city is quiet he will
begin a thorough investigation Into the
origin of the disorders which are now
generally believed to be from German
sources. In proof of this an officer
produced an ammunition box found
near a barricade abandoned by the
rebels. It was made in Germany anil
bore German lettering.
The Sinn Fein leaders, It was learned
from prisoners, had promised the es
tablishment of a new Irish republic
after their first descent upon the gen
eral postoffice, confident that the rest
of the country would rise gopd over
whelm any troops sent front England.
Correspondants Aro Landed.
A naval destroyer landed a party of
correspondents from England at 7 a. m.
at Noirthwall Quay, almost in the heart
of the war zone, and within a stone's
throw of Liberty Hall, former head
quarters of the Sinn Feiners, which
was literally blown to bits by naval
guns at 1 p. m. We watched the bom
bardment from a window In the third
floor of a hotel. Naval patrol boats
swinging In close to shore sent shells
screaming Into the city, bringing the
rebels* strongholds crashing down with
loud roars. One shell blew a great hole
In the side of the Dublin City distillery,
where a large number of Sinn Feiners
had congregated. In response the Sinn
Chicago. April 29,—Americanism Is
on trial with the national character in
the balance. Theodore Roosevelt said In
a preparedness appeal here tonight to
the people living in the territory be
tween the Alleghanies and the Rocky
speaking before the Illinois Bar asso
ciation, discussed practical duty and
International ldeata, alluding to condi
tions In Mexico and In Europe and
urging Industrial and social as well as
military preparedness.
"I ask you of the wesL" he said, "to
take the lead In the effort for a robust
and virile nationalism, fit and ready to
cope with all possible dangers at home
and abroad. I ask for military pre
paredness as an arm to help the soul
of the motion. I ask for It to quicken
the national conscience, to help the na
tional discipline, I ask you to prepare
so that we may secure peace for our
selves, and for others; not the peace
of cowardness, nor the peace of selfish
ness, but the peace of righteousness
former president
Press Staff
climax of the Irish rebellion
Only intermittent firing was
early today as government
drew their lines closer
are trapped in the heart of
ruins and the debris of shell
street today marked the
the Irish capital. Beneatli
many of the rebels who led in
fighting. Fires started by the
effort to burn the heart of the
extinguished. The Sinn Feiners
completely surrounded by,
Thursday night, the rebels, apparent -
ly despairing of success, started nu
merous fires In the heart of the busi
ness district. Troops were rushed In
to quell the fires. They met with rat
tllng fire from rebel snipers on the
The flames spread with great rapid
lty. the Sinn Feiners evidently having
soaked several buildings with inflate
niable materials. The machine guns
(Continued on Page Five.)
Felners ran up the flag of the new
Irish republic, green and gold and em
blazoned with a harp. Another shell
struck the distillery and rebels burst
from the doors in mad flight.
The fighting Thursday was the most
desperate of the week. The rebels,
knowing that surrender meant enforce
ment of the death penalty, for treason,
fought like cornered rats. The gov
ernment troops, in no mood for gentla
handling of the rioters, attacked
Large Force Along Quays.
Soldiers were posted in large force
along the quays and in the ware
houses across the street from our ho
tel,, answering with sharp volleys the
sniping rebels. Shells from British 18
pounders were bursting accurately
against the walls and roofs of several
buildings held by the Sinn Feiners.
With the binoculars we watched from
the roof of our hotel successful infantry
attacks as the government troops
charged with bayonet against the rebel
barricades. The fight was so near that
we could pick out with ease individuals
in the struggling groups. Many of the
British soldiers facing fire for the first
time In their mw, displayed the great
est daring in charging the rebel posi
tions In the face of a hot fire.
' Numerous Fire* Started.
and Justice, the peace of brave men
pledged to the service of this mighty
democratic republic, and through that
service pledged also to the service of
the world at large.
"Our national character Is In the
balança Americanism i a on trial. If
we produce merely (he self-seeking,
ease-loving, duty-shirking man. wheth- !
er he be a mere materialist or a mers 1
silly sentimentalist; If we produce only
the Americanism of the grafter and the
molly-coddle and the safety-first, get
rich quick, peace-at-any-price n»an, we
will have produced an Amertoan faith
ful only to the spirit of the tories of
177« and the copperheads of 1861 and
fit only to vanish from the earth."
West Intensely American.
Cqjonel Roosevelt «aid he did not
agree with these "Prophets of gloom,
who have said that the west, prosper,
ous and Indifferent, secure In her fan- I
cled safety, because she is in the mid
dle of the continent, cares nothing tot
, (Continued on Pare Fite.)

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