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M NACQ A!
CARANZA SAYS HE IS NOT RE
SPONSIBLE FOR FIRING
men to blame
Says He Does Not Know That
Righto of Americans Have
. (By; A?aociauxi Press.)
VERA CR|uZ,. Dec. .12.? ??lf the
United States employs force to stop
the firing by Mexicans across the In
ternational boundary Une at Naco It
will be comddered an unfriendly act,
notwithstanding the friendly, motives
cloaking th?; act*'
In this manner General Carranza
made answer, in a statement to the
Associated Press, to the formal notice
served by the United States on both
Provisional President Gutierrez and
General Carranza that unless such fir
ing ceased, force would be employed
to protect American territory.
Carranza's reply to the American
note, which Is expected to reach Wash
ington tomorrow, will repudiate re
sponsibility for any shots that have
crossed the line and clearly set forth
that he and his government will re
gard Intervention at Naco as a hostile
At no time since the receipt of Sec
retary Bryan'a note calling attention
to repeated wounding and killing of
residents of the American town, has
General Carranza appeared perturbed,
but he has had long conferences with
those close to him, and in framing
Lia reply, It ig eaid, he has been care
ful not to let himself remain In any
. ."General v ';J^''ff-c^DsiUu|i?j|s>|t
commander of the forces at Naco. ia oh
, the deceive,"-continued.General Cfu>
ranta. ''end eluce hia back w?s-'to the
line itis difficult to ?ch how:he could
be responsible for tho firing. Tho fact
Sa th?t Meyt?fo?a'a men have been at
tacking, and therefore It appears reas
onably cl?ar and they, and only, they*
could have been to blame... /
"As a matter of fact, I do not* know
that the lights of American citizens
have been violated. It seems to- me
that it would be well for the state de
partment to Investigate this question
In order to fix the responsibility.
"I remember similar Instances at
El Paso, when the Madero forces were
attacking there. In that case those
shots w?re tor the most part the im
prudent and curious Individuals who
flocked to witness the fighting a* !f It
a spectacular show staged for their
benefit . ?
"As to the une ot force, of which Mr.
Bryan talks, that Is something the
gravity of which I fear he does hot fol
ly appreciate. He says It would not
mean an Invasion Of our territory, or
a violation of our national sovereignty.
It would. And moreover, |t would cer?
tainly be . an eqt -directly against t*
Constitutionalists, .who now.hold if e
town and, ip, favor the VI l listas, who
would be lof?;frer. continue .their
ope rations 4.4 ( TSeaJd he : plmplyi. tying.
General, Hill's: hapdo ^nd leaving May- I
torepa free,,:,; va-^yoi;.' ao -;'.' .< i??>|
"I sincerely bopo ?that tho good-1
friendship of the American people to- :
wards tho Mexican people wiil prevent
the consummation uf Secretary Bry
an's threat" ' '; ;v j
Request That ]
Sent to Caoal Zc
t (Bjr AapMUUd Press.) ,
WASHINGTON Dec. . 12.~CoIohcl
GoothalB has requested that destroy
ers be.sent to the canal zone immed
iately, it Was learned tonight, but no
specific sxplsnathvn of the need for
.. naval vessels thire was Included in
the message. 'A reply asking for. this
explanation vas sent at once but no
answer haa 1/cen received' from Colo
nel Go?th?Jj at a late hour. -
Offlcf?is believe, bow^vifc that the
canal governor, has. experienced aomp
. difflculty1 in pircserving the complote
neutrality of the zone and its territor
ial waters, xuknv ohiha l>r!siLtjiSg tc
belligerent' dations ate In the vicin
ity, and it^lB thought posBible Colo
nel Goethals has : found bimr.oif un
able to check use of their wireless
plants within the three-mile limit
With swift naval vessels to aid it
would be an easier matter to regu
late use ot wireless and ft was
though! probfthlft fontrht thm iimm.
sary destroyers would'be .iisp&tched
as soon as ColoneVGoathal's explana
tion was received.
Recent activity by British sad Jap
anaaea wcjohlpo In.the vicinity of the
canal zone which follows the disas
ter to ti:e British fleet ander AOtoira^^
?II HOSTILE ACT
o OcTernor*? Body Iieinterred. o
o -'- o
o ATHENS, Ga,. Dec. 12.?All o j
o that remained of the body of o
o Peter Early, governor of Geor- o
o gia a century ago, was removed o
o from its grave in Green County o
o today and reinterred at Greene- o
o boro, Gu., heaido the governor's o
o parents. The ashes of the gover- o
o nor's wife and small child were o
o taken to Greensboro at the same o
o time. The graves opened today o
o were made In 1815. o
Revokes Posses For Crossing Line.!
NACO, Ariz., Dec. 12.?Brlgadie!
General Taeker H. Bliss, commander
of the United States troops here, to
night revoked all pass?es for crossing
the international lines. Later com
munication into Mexico was limited
to presB correspondents and freight
General Bliss, It was stated, intend
ed to break up efforts to both Mexican
factions to send -agents into Arizona
for recruits and supplies.
Representatives of General Hill,
commander of the Naco, Sonora, gar
rison, and of Governor Maytorena,
whose forces are besieging the town,
were refused passes into American
The belligerents tonight continued
exchanging Are. General Hill tonight
placed two 75-millimeter Maxim guns
No Order? to Stop Firing.
NACO, ARIZ., Dec. 12.?Jcse Mayto
rena, insurgent governor of Sonora,
who has been beseiging the Carranza
garrison, of Naco since September, is
sued a statement today declaring he
had received no order from Provision
Si president Gutierrez to stop firing to
prevent bullets striking in American
territory. He la preparing for a final1
assault on Naco Tuesday night, ^.
Seeonir Warnliig fi?lr??V '
EL PASO. Texas. Dec. 12.?A second
warning from the Washington govern
ment to Governor Maytorena was re
ceived here today demanding that May
torena withdraw Immediately from the
range of the. American border town. It
had'been given verbally, it was under
stood, to .one of Maytorena's agents at
Pursuing Msvtorena Force.
DOUGLAS, Ariz., Dec. 12.?Two hun
dred sud fifty Carranza cavalrymen
left Agua Prieta today In pursuit of
the Maytorena force which captured
Pronteras last night. After the capture
of Fronteras, 30 miles south of the bor
der, the Maytorena troops are report
ed to have left today for Cuchuta.
i Threatening Windstcrsa
(By A woo ia tad Ptms.)
WASHINGTON, Dec 12.? A threat
ening windstorm, moving ' northeast
ward fom be Texas coast tonight
prompted'the weather bureau to order
warnings to shipping displayed, along
the Gulf coast and Atlantic coasts
from* 'BrpwnsvUl?. I to Washington.
Heavy rains with occasional snow
flurries and sharply falling tempera
tures are expected to accompany, the
Cradock, has given rise to some con
cern here, altnough no sp?cifie re
ports, of neutrality violations haws.
I been received eo far as known.
j Reports of" wireless interruption
I from Panama have led to the. belief
that colliers and warships were ex
changing messages, which, if thay
have;not otherwise been open to ob
jection, have hindered commercial use
of wireless to a considerable extent
In view of Colonel Goo thai's mes
sage, it is believed code mesages have
been picked up which disclosed that
to'some extent the waters of the cone
jSfiSS b*es' n?de a ???
by one or both of the allied fleets and
that the governor .wishes to establish
a patrol which will prevent furth?r
violations, of neutrality.
An unofficial report was in circula?
tlon tonight that the collier Lena, of
the British auxiliary fleet, bad made
improper os? of her wireless equip*
ment by sending British navy ends
massages whiie_withln the three-mile
limit. What steps Colonel Goethals
may bar* already taken or contem
plate* beyond bis request for destroy
ers is not known, however, and con
firmation of the report as to Che Lena
was not obtainable
Von Hindenburg, Genius of the War, and His Staff, Taken in Poland.
This is the first photograph of Field I taken since he Has been to Poland. Poland. . It Is the second time within .hopes of tha RunsiailB.' Von ,
Marshal von Hindenburg. consider- Despatches show th?t h? - has Just a few . weeks that, b/4 came near War- burg was recently made' field' tiiftfEhal
ed by military exports to be, with captured L'odz.' ?. city of 450.000: in saw, one of the greatest Russian clUes. by Kaiser, V/llholU ^,hlsT!SM8Br^i?
General Jofiro of the French army,- the D-1? ?^jE3ra?*ir*-?*?I ?** ??. ?-jsm^Z*23??5i. ? ?-I^-a-??-' ?--<-*rJLi?3
GeneralJoffro of the French army, the RusBlan Poland. jhW Istha third time If he .ebould succeedrln taking it he J the eastern war.'He ie ehownMri PU&?
greatest genius developed by the war, |he has drive^^<t3^^& Russen Mil have dealt a severe blow.to the center pft^
D?mocrate Determined to Speed]
Up! Legislative Projrram to , i
WASIILNGTON", Dec. 12.?Senate:
Democrats in. c?ucub .today determin
ed to speed up the - legislative program
to a$)ld en- extra session after March
It was deckled to abandon a long
holiday roceas, the senators agreeing
to confer with-house deaders-on ?
plan to rccesB from December 22 to
December 28 and to remain in session
New Year's "week except on New
Year's day. It also was decided to
hold night senslona of the senate at
least once a-week and often er if the
steering committee found it neces
"Appropriation bills will have the
right of way in the senate as rapidly
as they. come from the uose," said
Senator kern, chairman of the cau
cus. "The legislative program -will
not be extensive otherwise. The con
servation measures, " the Philippine
bill and the ship purchase bill will
bo taken up as soon- as they come
from committees. . The - immigration
bill was not discussed la the caucus'
but it Is expected it will, bei Voted on
before many days."
% ^?R DE^^
Secretary Daniels Places Orders
For Sis Torpedo Boat Destroy
ed Authorised by Confess.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.?Secretary
Daniels awarded contracts today for
the construction of the six torpedo
boat destroyers authorized by the labt
naval appropriation bill as. follow**
Fore K?vor Shipbuilding Company,
two ships, 8795,000 each; Bath Iron
Works, two ships.. $800,000 each;
Cramp dhipbulldlug Company, ' one
. The sixth' ship will bo constructed
at the Maro lei and navy yard. . It will
be the first destroyer built In a gov
The appropriation bill .limited the.
amount to be paid for each' destroyer
to $92?,000 but made no provMon for
more than six vessels. Money, saved
tit today's award may not be used tor
add iticaa! ccsstf^ciici; . but ?u??? tip
turned back to the treasury. .
In this . connection Mj\ Dan
iels issued' this statement: "If
the appropriation bill bad al
lowed the construction ot 'six
or more destroyers lor the amount
authorised, it would have been possi
ble fer th? seeretarr of the n?vy te
order seyen destroyers instead of six
and keop within the appropriation.
Secretary Daniela will ask < congress
*o appropriate for destroyora this year
as It 4'>i for submarines last year,
when ^ made the appropriation read
eight et1 more submarines* for s
(By Afaotiat?l Prrss.)'. .
WASHINGTON. Dec. 12,-iMembers
Of the house of representatives wilt
bo colled upon to taUe definite' stands
I on. national - prohibition and woman
s--'(frage as a result of action today
by tho . rales committee. It" was de
elded to report special rules- for. con-;
slderation o? -constitutional . amend
monta on both subjects. .Tea and nay
[notes will! be required.
I Chairman. Henry said the rule on
I jtho. Hobson prohibition resolution
would be presented December 22 and
after, eight hours debate would be
pressed to a Vote. The suffrage res
! elation,. he said, wiii foiiow immed
I. Prohibition and suffrage support
ers immediately began to line up thoir
BRITISH WARSHIPS AT
MEET ON HIGI
< (By Aaaociftted Vrrss.)
PANAMA, Dec. 12.? It was persist- *
cntly reported here today that six
British'warships met four British col- I
liera ye se r day. on the high seas 60
miles south of Panama and coaled:
from them. It la believed locally these';
warships cauys from Australian waters '
one ?r them is even said to be the!
Australian battle cruiser Australia.
-For several days there.has been!
much; wireless .interference, and it is.
believed the colliers and the warships
GERMAN OFFICER FC
IN TRUNK Al
(By Associated Press.)
LONDON, Dec. 12.?(4:32 p. m.)~
A vigilant customs offlcer at Grave
send today captured a-German army
officer whom be found hiding in a
huge trunk that was about to be
shipped'to Rotterdam. The trunk
was going forward as ordinary mer
chandise on board the steamer Bata
vler. The customs officer became aus
picious and save orders that the pad- 1
WILL BE TRIE1
(By Aaaccistod Praa.)
'PARIS. ' L^ec.: 12.?Gene/a police,
arrested a naturalized American nam
ed MOUSE who, it is alleged, organis
ed an important German Byp system,
with ramifications in Lyons.and the
principal cities of eastern France.
M?ller, the dispatch states, will be
treld by courtmarial.
For^W ?<n?l?uU7 ef Complications.
WASHINGTON, Doc. 12. ?So Inter
ested were state department officials
in the reported arrest of the Ameri
can Muller by Geneva poUcs that
American Minister Stovsll was today
directed to make an imm?diate in
quiry. Should the report prove accu
rate, officlala forseo the possibility of
forces, for the. Coming encounter. It
generally was predicted that th? Bpe- j
clal rule would be passed; as a ma
jority vpte only is required. Oppo
nents of the two ! at?endmettB. how
ever, were confident that neither.of
them would have the necessary two- f
thirds majority on the final vote.
The prohibition amendment would
forever prohibit "the sale, manufac
ture fcr sale, transportation fer sale,
importation for sale and exportation
for sale of intoxicating liquors for
beverage purposes in the . United
States and all territory subject to
the Jurisdiction thereof,"
The suffrage proposal declares that
the right of citizens to vote shall not
be denied or abridged on account of
i SEAS NEAR PANAMA
have been In comunication. . '
Ships' captains reaching Balboa
have reported the nearness of British,
Six British collierB have called at 1
Panama during' the last few days. aJ
BritiBh cruiser was said fast night to
have come close in to Balboa. She ts
suposed'to have been trying to locate
A Japanese fleet Is said to be off the
Chilean coast..and the British, war-'
ships are believed to have sailed for
th? south to effect a Junction.
.._' . > -
30UT TO BE SHIPPED
locks, be broken. When the lid was
removed a man later Identified, as . a |
German officer was lifter out of the
box. ' H? was removed to Gravesend |
police station. Bedding, food and
water were found in the trank.
It was-believed the officer escaped
from one of the Interment camps in
England. It Is supposed he was en
deavoring to convey ln\>rmation to
> BY COURTMART1AL
complications through an attempt to
extradite a naturalis?t! A?s*r!ces eil!?
zen from Switzerland, a neutral coun
try, to France. ..
o > .o
o Cruiser Dresden Stranded. o
O BUENOS AYRE8, ; Dec lS^r
o The German crt.Isor Dresden, o
o one Of the squadron engaged by o
o the British warships off Falkland o
o Islands and which took to flight, o
o has stranded on the Argcntino o
0.coast near the port of Gellegos, o
000 0000oo o0000000 00
. ! " ^/':' ' S- : .
(By Associated FreaO < t
I WASHINGTON.. Dec. -12.^ The
American Red Cross.-' today shipped
401 cases of hospital 'Supplies and
clothing for. women and children to
war striken countries, of Europe.
France will receive 89 cases and an ad
ditional donation of 6,000,000 cigar
ettes. Germany will get 71 cases;
AiiBtHa-Hnn?rii-jr 71 cane\a. and 20
bales of absorbent cotton and Belgium
Enclosing a check for $100, Vice
President Marshall wrote the Red
Cross today: "I tear the calls for
help at home and abroad ore to be
numerous and all-compelling v that
many v>f us must curtail our, pleasures
at the behest of duty and that larger
charity which spells love.".
_.. . .
> STOCKHOLM, (via London) Dec. 12
?Gorniany's nnswer to Sweden's re
quest for an explanation of'the lay
ing of German mines which hove do- i
atroyed three Swedish vessels, is con
sidered far from, satisfactory by the
Swedish press, according to the Aftoh
The answer denies that . German
ships laid mines Saturday or Sunday
last but says nothing concerning pre
vious days. It admits that, owing to !
the intention of Russia to establish o
winter, naval base, German mines were
laid in the Aland Aachlpelago. "Later
than Sunday," of which Sweden was
notified Monday after toe Swedish
steamers were sunk.
Be Placed OnJ
(By AModatod Prosa.)
WASHINGTON, Dec, 12.?R?solu- :
tlons colling on the federal govern- >
ment and the Southern States for '
legislation to care, for Immigrants .
who se ok refuge In this country arter ;
the European war were adopted to- j
night by the immigration- conference
C???w? ?/jT * i*6 ?rv?ass?sas COauw?iCiBi <
Congress to consider the feasibility j
Of distributing immigrants on forma j
in the South. (
A committee was appointed to work
out some practical plan of action. \ ]
. Dr. Clarence I. Owens, managing <
director of the Southern Commercial i
Congress, declared in ajtOddresi that i
the- future ' deveioifhehT pi ine south
was measured In terms of an efficient i
industrial and agricultural immigra- i
At th? afternoon session of the 1
eongit?ss Secretary of Labor Wilson 1
predicted *tot many of the destitute I
Immigrants who rould come to tho 1
United States Aom Europe after the I
-,> ' .' *
LITTLE HAS BEEN REPORTED
FROM EITHER EASTERN
OR WESTERN BATTLES '
Conflicting Claims of Advantage
; Are Made by Use Opposing \
the last 24 hoitra,
era .or western bat
In g of a more cr
ter continues. Ckmftl?tth^?
advantage are. made by the
A? an offset -of the Rucyian claim
of having checked the advance of
threo of five Gem un columns Invad
ing their territory, the Germans sstnto
today that their cavalrybas repul#M
the Russian horsemen on tho East
Prussian frontier j t,hat la North Po
land tbe German operations .-..re de
velops and that In South roland tho
that tho Russian ' res
attack of tho Allies hate btw^wpuleed ;
WUh h?avy lc.jf.es.
.The general impression here is
the Allies, with artillery and '
Ibnal Infantry'1 attacks, are ' p:
the way for a general offensive,
In doing so are meeting with stub
born resistance from the Gormano.
who are firmly established In en
trenched positions. The advance, It'it
Is possible, must therefore be slow.
The Servians continue to claim auc
csssss. The Austrian- i?lt? ?c stem do
feat by seeding a force from Belgrade
southward against the Servian light
wing, but this army, like that r?*
treattag westward; sus?e?ed heavily.
The pope's plea for a Christian
truce has failed, though a majority
of tlie powers received It nynipathetl
csiiy. Befiia declares Russia would
not consent to the truce as the Rus
sisn ChursUsas doss net fall c? the
same day as that o' the Other coun
Rumo.' persists that the, German
cruiser Dresden, one of the squad
ron which was defeated by the Brit
ish squadron in the South" Atlantic,
either, bas been sunk or' hatf sought
refuge in a neutral port. There is* no
confirmation of this report tLh? confi
dence that she will be caught la shown
by the betting on Lloyd's, which'wail
25 to .S that the Dresden would be
rounded up by January-9.
Resolution "Voted Down, '
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.?Repre
sentative Gardner's demand for a
hearing on his resolution for an in
vesti gat ion into the nation's military
preparedness was voted dow*. by 'the
house rules committee by a straight
party vote of 6 to 8, oil Democrats
voting against It
in Europe Can
war could be plated on Southern
farms It proper efforts I are made ~> to
secure them. He explained the efforts
of the labor, postofflce aad agricul
tural departments to bring together
"the jobless man. and the maaless
lob, tbe landless; man and tho man
less land.*'-' - ' '
J. J. DoKInder. an expert of Dntch
^ulouiiniiup, woo rrrccini?y cxmo from
Holland, said many- Dutch and Bet- '
?ian farmers ruined by the war were
?nxious to come <o tbe Ontted Btatei.
Senator Duncan U. Fletcher, of
Florida, president Of the Bouthera
Commercial Congress, presided at tho
Misions. Many Southern Biates were
represented by officials.
The committee chosen to decide on
i definite plan to encourage desirable
immigration ili >i composed of. Dr.
Jwens. T. It Preston, Chattanooga:
Tush MacRao, WIUWngton.VN. CXj.JI.
7. Richards, industrial commission er.
Southern Railway. Woe'?lngtcn, and
Etobcrt M. Mlxson, a member >f the
South Carolina legislature.