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FOKESnMEDIIITEir UPIM CROSSIR LfflE Newspaper Man Upon Return From Mexico City Following an Investigation Produces Copies of Telegrams and Mes sages Sent by Mexican President to Army Leaders Order ing Them to Defend Sovereignty of Country. By BAM I. FREED. (United Pun Staff Correspondant.) (Copyright ltl* by the United Press.) Undo, Tax. Dao. 22.— Warlike wove. against tha United States by Présidant Carransa in defense of Mex ican sovereignty are revealed for the lirst time in Mexico's blue book. This book contains notes exchanged between the United States and Mexico and confidential messages covering thu parted from Carransa's overthrow of Huerta through Mexico's neutrality in the world war. It is defined for pri vate circulation among governments, particularly as' propoganda in Latin America. There are war-like pages particularly in the record of Pershing In Mexico, called in the "blue book" the Columbus Cass." Pancho Villa raided Columbus, N. At., March 9, 191«. One of the doc umenta contained In the book reads: "(Document No. 10. telegram): "Celayu Ouanajato. March 11. ■'Oenerul Manuel M. Dlegucs, Em palme, Sonora. "Am trying to prevent break with United'Slates. Fear anything may happen. Place your troops In conven ient points to prevent invasion of American troops. You should have ev erything ready to destroy the line from Nestles south and order the same steps to he taken In Naco and Agua Prleta If war Is declared. Order con st! uctlon of hand grenades, that will help ur greatly. Hearty greetings. (Signed) "V. CARRANZA." MESSAGES TO GENERALS. A similar message was sent to Gen eral 1 lucarto Calles at Agua Prleta. Sonoia, on that date. To General Au gustin At Ulan, at Jalapa Vera Crus, Carranza wired: 'Our relations with United States are et the verge of breaking on ac count or Columbus Incident. I suppose you cri all ready. ■ March Immediately upon Vera Crus and take every kind of precaution so that In case American marines try to land vou fight them." During the negotiations at El Paso between General Hugh Scott and Gen eral Alvaro Obregon, following the Co lumbus raid, Carranza telegraphed Obregon from Cbapultepec: "Make known to General Scott that any American force crossing the boun dary line without both government's previously agreeing to a treaty to that effect shall be considered as an In vading force and I will order It to be fought" The stand was repented In subse quent directions to Obregon. Accord ing to the highest authority. It Is of ficially the stand of the Carranza gov ernment today. But circumstances may alter the case. For example—when the Twenty-fourth United States In fantry crossed Into Juares last July and defeated Vllllstas. who had pre viously whipped the Carranzlsta <Ur rison. WARNING TO GENERAL SCOTT. In his formal report on the com pleted parley, Obregon said he did not convey the warning to Scott at Gift to tfaEatmlg Why fritter away your money on a number of individual gifts which by next Christmas will have no value except that they were gifts? Why not give the family, collectively, a thing they can all enjoy for the next ten years? The New Edison "The Phonograph with a Soul** Every model, no matter how low in price, is encased in a period cabinet and is an exquisite piece of furniture. The New Edison is the supreme phonograph because it is the only orie that can sustain the teat of direct comparison with living artist«. Come to our «tore. Close your eyes and listen and you will feel that the artists are in the room with you, Open your eyes and you will see a beautiful cabinet copied or adapted from tome famous piece of old world furniture. Don't let terms stand in the way. We don't «naïf» terms; we let you make them. ■ M that time but later, when American troops c r ossed Into Msxloo to pursue the Glenn Springs raiders, he Imparted Carransa's messages. Carransa telegraphed on May 21 to General Alfrad Rtcaut at Matamoras and General Ranaldo Corsa at Nnevo Laredo the following: 'If American forces should com# across the border line Into our terri tory through any point of the line un der your charge, you ehall order your men to fight them immediately.'* The following statement was made In "a circular note" to the Latin-Aider lean government, which appears In the blue book" In connection with tha In cident at Mazatla n . June 1*. 1919, when Mexicans fired on a boat load of American- sailors from the gun boat Annapolis: The American government has or dered the Immediate concentration of Its army on our border, with visible hostility, wishing to draw us Into a war that neither the Mexican govern ment nor the people have provoked. Al though unfair and unequal, suoh war seems unavoidable since the govern ment and the people of Mexico are firmly disposed to defend their sover eignty end absolute Independence, even at the cost of the blood and destruc tion of their wealth." The Carranza government Informed the state department during negotia tions concerning withdrawal of the Pershing expedition that "In case of refusing to retire, there Is nothing left hut to defend the Mexican territory by means of aims." Nearly a month later, on July to, 191 «. Secretary Lansing replied: "The United States government surely would be lacking In sincerity and friendship If It did not make it understood, very frankly, that the ex ecution of such a threat would lead to the gravest consequences." All of the foregoing communications may be accepted on the highest au thority as representing the attitude of the Carransa government today. BATE REVISIONS ON SOUTHWESTERN ROADS ORDERED BY I. 0. 0. Washington, Dec. 23.—Sweeping rate revisions on railroads In the south west and along the Mississippi river were ordered by the Interstate com merce commission today In Its decision In the Memphis Southwestern case. The decision prescribes reasonable class and commodity rates affecting Memphis, Tenn.; St. Louis, Natchez, M1 hh„ Munroe and Shreveport, la., and points In Arkansas, Southern Mis souri and Oklahoma. For Colds or Influsnzs. and as a preventative take LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE Tablets. Look for E. W. GROVE'S slgnautre on the box. *0c.—Adv. rss ► X« Chte M a. Py. Me t Qtaml John X Pafowag Mi I back to hl» own country folk* l> today. 9 "Johnny's in town." La Clodtfa 9 six-piece band—tuned up for 9 the occasion—struck up whan 9 tbs special carrying Osasral 9 Pershing and his party «mas BL 9 Louis, slowed up In front of tea 9 little red station bars at noon . ► today. .... .....:..... Y LONDON PRESS (Continued from Page One.) lords, prominent Irish leaders and dip lomats were present Ambassador Davis of the United States eras In the diplomatic section. "Secret service men subjected all persons entering the parliament build ing to close scrutiny, challenging many to Identify themselves. It had been feared an .outbreak might occur wMle the premier was speaking. There was no demonstration of consequence, however, while the prime minister spoke, although several members In terrupted with cries. Lloyd George worked up carefully to his subject. He spent half an hour going over the preliminary ground, re capitulating the troubles of Ireland in past centuries and deprecating out rages which have marked British rule In Brin. "Ireland never was more prosper, oui." the premier declared, and a m a w in the audience yelled "yes and tionallsm never was stronger." Several members drowned the hi 1er with cries of "hear, hear." REFERS TO U. 8. The premier continually referred to the United States for precedents of Britain's policy In Ireland. "Great Brit aln will not tolerate Ilsh Independ ence or secession," Lloyd George ( phnelzed, declaring any move to sep arate Ireland from the empire would be fought with the same spirit the northern states in America manifested when they opposed the south's attempt to secede from the Union. He admitted Ireland "never was so alienated from British rule as at pi ent," but said any severance from the kingdom would be fatal to both. Only one referenoe was made to the recent attack upon Viscount French, lord lieutenant of Ireland In Dublin. The minister characterized It as one of the most foolish In the history of po litlcal crime. The premier then proceeded to ex plain his home rule plan with the two parliaments and provision for a tlonal assembly to be made up of rep resentatlves from both these bodies. The national assembly would be pre sided over by the viceroy. Bach of these national assemblies would bear its own expenses. hTe premier's speech insted an Hour and a half. Concluding he said: "We are putting It up to Ireland." The premier's speech lasted an hour President Wilson, the premier summed up his argments In 25 "points." Irish press (Continued from Page One.) ward the attack upon Lord French, hotly characterised Lloyd George's plan as "wrong, unfair and Inaccepta ble." The British parliament, the Inde pendent emphasized, would retain con trol of 25,000,000 pounds out of the to tal of 37,000,000 pounds revenue from Ireland. "It Is needless to describe such a scheme'of self government," the Inde pendent concluded. The Irish Times saw In the premier's plan "not peace but the sword." It summed up opinion thus: "Nationalists will reject the bill be cause It never could become a measure of full self-government; Unionists will reject It because It pays their histori cal self sacrifice with political anni hilation. PEOPLE WILL REJECT. "Three quarters of the Irish people will reject the fclan. Its principles are hateful to all classes alike. "If the government tries to Impose such a measure Its task of reoonqueat will begin." Sinn Fein leaders asserted the pre mier's plan had fallen upon "unhearlng ears." They pointed out that events of the last few days have so heightened In ternational bitterness that the govern ment would risk civil war If It attempt ed to enforce the premier's plan. Meantime the authorities In Dublin were apprehensive of fresh outbreaks today when the funeral of Martin Sav age, the radical killed In tha attack upon Lord French, last Friday, Is to be held. . RUSS MINISTER (Continued from Fags One.) part In politics. It Is necessary that our organization have cognlzanoe of the political developments In Russia,' he said through Ills lnterpreter-secro tary. "Our organization of 20,000,900 oon «Urners Is perhaps the strongest factor to restoring Russia to normal." Vachmlstroffs party will sail for London on the Adriatic, leaving New York Jan. 8. Later he will return to the United States to urgo American economic relief for his country and to place Immediately orders for machin ery and other American goods. The Centroeolus has existed for 22 years, surviving the fall of the esar, the downfall of Kerensky and contin ues to function alike under the rule of Bolshevism and the Kolchak-Deniken leaders. SOLVE MYSTERY (Continued from Page One.) box concealed In the basement The body was found by Mr*. Flor ence Tabor Crltchlow, Maud's sister. She Immediately notified authorities. Virgo was arrested in Chicago. He was an undertaker and had been mar ried six times The body had bean embalmed. Hca Tabor, who to •( years of ago. and Bor eon Walter, were arrested to California and returned to Paw Paw, tho mother charged with murder. The aged woman, learned In legal proced ure, aa her husband had been a lawyer, eucoeesfully sparred with the lawyers who -attempted to break down her story at tha Inquest STEAMER PRINCESS IS FOUR MILES OFF COAST Washington, ] FaeUta railroad reported la a stoking Doc. 21.—The ' Princess May, condition nigkt la abowt four miles off tho en traaeo to Maware bag and the daMsc at dtoaster has passed, aooonUng U nary department 1 today. ID RELEASE OARS Hfhwej Officials of United BtatM Oall Upon Congress to Anthorlse Distribution of Koton. 'At the recent meeting in Louisville, Ky., of state highway officials of the United States, a resolution, presented by W. X Hall, Idaho publlo works com missioner, was passed, calling upon congress to pam at ones the Kahn bill providing for distribution of war de partment motor equipment. Thousands of these trucks and cars are rusting because they are not being used and are subjected to the weather, according to news dispatches from Washington. UNIFORM SPECIFICATIONS. A committee was appointed by thi highway officials to confer with a com mittee representing the Association of General Contractors of America. One of the prinolpal matters to be consid ered at tha committee conference will be as to agreeing upon uniform speci fications as nearly as possible for sim ilar binds of work, which, It Is be lieved, will result In contractors being nearer together on their bids, and un derstanding thoroughly the Items which will enter Into their contracts. Among the recommendations as to appropriations ware the following: For post roads, (109,000,000 yearly tor four years; for Indian reservation roads, 12,100,000 for first year, and 2500,000 yearly thereafter for five years; forest and other reservation roads, 75 per cent of which Is to be spent on roads Included In main state highway sys tems, $10,000,000 yearly for 10 years. The Townsend bill, providing for the federal government's taking over two per oent of state highways for use in a national highway system, a plan which western state highway officials believe would curtail federal aid on proposed highway extensions and di vert all federal aid to the main roads, was not endorsed by the convention. Train servies between Idaho and Kentucky Is extremely poor on ac count of the ooal situation, Mr. Hall re porta Many of the trains making di rect connections were cancelled under the railroad administration's order brought about by the coal situation, and Mr. Hall and Mr. Olson lost more than two days and a half on the re turn trip. XZTBAVAOANOE IN THE SPIRIT OP YULE TIDE New York, Dec. 23.—And now comes tha reconstruction Christmas. Yhsre'b little old-toahloned, about this after-the-war Yulettde, unless It's tho date and gift-giving observance. Because of the war, the high cost of living, prohibition, or Just natural shortage, these are things many Amer icans are doing without this Christ mas: Toms and Jerrys. Eggs-noggs. Plum pudding with brondy sauce. Real mincemeat with a "kick." Fifty-oenta a pound turkey meat The old-laahloned Christmas tree. Sugar. But what's lacking will be mads up In presents. Dealers have reported the heaviest buying season on record. Ex travagance predominates, they said. People are buying more presents or of greater value this season. 8alea to day surpassed those of lut year by thousands of dollars. Many dealers have been sold out in their toy de partments for a week. Jewelers re ported three weeks before the holiday season It was necessary for them to lay In s. new etock. GALA TIME AT (Continued from Page One.) especially for the children. That this la true in most other cities Is upheld by the statement from the dead letter offlceof (le ; lostet f ice, that fewer letters have been received for Santa Claus thle year from the poor chil dren. With the country's executives, this Christmas will be more of a célébra tion than for some years, although a number of the cabinet members will stay to Washington to take care of preaa of dutiee. At the White Houee, a more cheerful Christman U expected than Thanks giving was. The preeldent will be more able to eat his turkey It Is believed and South Trimble, clerk of the houee ■ of representatives followed hie custom : of Years and sent a bumper turkey to the president from his southern farm. Secretary Daniels will stay In Wash lngton and make a Mg time of the return of hie sons, the first In two | yeara Secretary of the Treasury Glass like ly will spend the holiday at his home to Lynchburg, Va. Because of the serious Illness of his ' wife, Secretary of Labor Wilson will ; spend a quiet day at his home in Washington, Instead of returning to vielt his people to Pennsylvania. The postoffice department has been ready for a long time, with an aug mented corps of carriers and clerks to take ears of what was the largest Christmas mall rush to years. closed care?—Adv. Overland Columbia Grafonola Which Grafonola will you give for Christmas? There are many styles and prices to cho ose from when you select your Christmas Grafonola here. Very Easy Terms. L. SiNVER SOCIETY WOMAN KILLED IN BUDAPEST Denver, Colo, Dec. 22.—Madeline DJetel. sister of Mrs. Clauds Bachs, well-known Denver society women, end her husband, DJclal Munlf Bey, former Dally 2 p. m. to 11 p. m. THE STRAND AND VICIN ITY. 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