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s - VOL. 35 NO. 77
7 HOUSTON: TEXAS FRIDAY JUNE 201 9I9.V
18 PAGES-FfalCE FIVE CENTS.
K110X RESOLUTION ?
18 FACING DEFEAT
Orlando and His
WOOL DEALERS ARE
James '- B. Erwin the .
General Who Ordered
Troops Into Mexico
' FRAUD Oil NATION
vi-- f .. ......
SAYS UEXICO CITY
Gabiht Resisn '
Nineiof Tail Republicans
f Flatly Refuse to Support
; I - Plan Outlined by
' " ' Measure .
Movement by Vfall Street to
Have Covenant Ratified --
Arouses Ire of G. O."
' ' v 5 P.! Members ' .
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNINGA
By Leased Wire to The Houston Post
- WASHINGTON D. C June 19.Be-
publican differences of opinion over the
course to . be pursued in opposing ob-
jectionable features of President Wil-
son's . league of nations covenant have
definitely doomed the Knox resolution to
defeat and may result in its abandon-
Nine or 10 republican senators flatly
refuse to support the Knox plan to ask
the peace conference to submit the treaty
in auch form that the league covenant
can be acted upon before the ratification
of the terms of peace with the Ger-
mans. The Insurgents are opposed to
many provisions of the president's plan
but they fear that support of the Knox
resolution"might be construed as opposi-
tion to any league of nations. .
Voicing the position of the insurgents.
Senator Lenroot ' of Wisconsin said
Thursday night that while the country in
his option favors a league ofoutions to
prevent war' It is quite as dearly op-
posed to surrendering the Monroe doe-
trine or any degree of national sov-
ereignty. At a republican conference he
' stated that unless the republicans come
forward with specific substitutes for the
features of the 'Wilson league they crit-
ieixe the country will regard them as op-
posed to jwy league of nations plan.
' Such amendments" however have been
drfffced and Will be offered in the sen-
ate' by the republicans when the covenant
is under formal consideration.'
Bankers Rlla G. 0.P. Seaators.
Some f the republicans were greatly
exercised Thursday over the efforts being
' made by the Wall Street international
banking ' itBaAtfUiatt4 . banfcr-
Ing and big luismes's interests in the West
to line up senators for the Wilson league.
By letter and emissary these interests
are said 'to .be urging" the ratification of
the covenant without delay and the res-
ervation of the question of amendments
theretofor the 'consideration of the
league itself. JSome of the more irate
senators pronounced this drive the work
of Henry P. Davison of J. P. Morgan and
company whd brought the peace treaty
n Wall Street from President Wilson's
financial adviser Thomas W. Lamont.
They were talking of starting an investl-
gation of Wall Street's particular interest
in the. formation of the league of nations.
Senator Spencer of Missouri another in-
' Burgent against the Knox resolution in-
troduced a resolution proposing a series
of reservations to be' made in ratifying
the covenant with which he is not sat-
isfied; ' Y . - .
1 Senator Thomas of Colorado ' demo
crat spoke against the Knox resolution'
and charged the republicans witn "pace-
ing" the foreign relatione committee with
foes of the league. Senator Williams of
Mississippi backed up his charge and on
of the warmest debates of the session
was precipitated. Senator Moses of New
Hampshire and Senator McCormick of
Illinois took issue with .the democratic
senator and the controversy was so hot
that Vice President Marshall finally ad;
monished the participants that they were
grasing the edge of parliamentary court
esy.' ' ' - .
Committee "Stacked" Chars. - -
:- Senator Williams insisted the commit-
tee was "not only stacked as a deck of
cards might have been against the presi
iilent because he was democrat bujt
it was stacked acainst him because he
was the leader of a movement in favor
of a covenant of peace for the world."
Senator Moses replied that the com
raittee was stacked against the president
only in the sense that the republicans
controlled it while the president .was a
democrat and pointed out that in view
of the charges of partisanship . it was
significant that on every vote taken in
the committee when the league was under
consideration the . democrats . "lined up
solidly on one side." - . " ' "
Senator. Williams retorted that parti-
sanship was shown in every move of the
republicans and declared the Knox res-
olution was not Intended to gain time for
.consideration of the league covenant sep-
arately but to defeat it
"That is all there is behind it"
. shouted Senator Williams. - v
"Any man who says' you are merely
pleading for further time to think when
if you had any capacity to think at aU
you would have thought long ago is
simply untruthful and dishonest and in-
sincere. You are trying to defeat "the
league of nations. That Is wha$ you
are trying to do and you know it. I
mean this whole infernal gang" ' '.'
"The senator has charged Senator
McCormick interrupted "that the foreign
relations committee was stacked with re-
publicans against the league of nations
covenants it might be replied that the
conference at Paris 'waa stacked with
ioi-nits. ready to bow to the will of
! j ii i-i-M-an rci'rf spntative over 'here."
Resignation Follows art-Adverse
Vote Against It in
x Chamber of Deputies on
Question of Vote of Confidence
King Takes Matter
Unexpected Turn in the
Italian Situation Has Per-
plexing Effect Upon the
Peace Conference Which
Still Waits on Germany
Associated Press Report .
ROME June 10. The Italian
government -resigned Thursday eve-
ning - following . an adverse vote
against it in the chamber of depu-
ties v Vv ' A ":'''
Premier Orlando in announcing
his resignation and that of the cab-
inet said King Victor Emmanuel bad
reserved decision as to 'acceptance. '
' The chamber of deputies had by a
vote of 259 to 78 rejected Premier
Orlando's motion in favor of discus-
sion the question of confidence
which related to tbe foreign policy
of the government in secret ses- .
Prior to the vote Premier Orlando in
addressing the .chamber said: -"
"Italy's peace with Germany and Aus
tria has been solved in a manner with
which on the whole I feel satisfied."
Signor Orlando in His address saia
Italy's position had been considerably
aggravated by international events dur-
ing the second fortniglft of April He
referred to President Wilson's message
regarding thevAdrlatic question. 1
He urged parliament to separate. the
discussion of foreign affairs from the
internal colicy of the country the lat
ter being virtually absorbed in the grave
question of the high cost of living..
Past history showed he said the in
ternal perturbations were transitory andU
.L.. nil I '' u 1. I 1
mat equuionum soon' wouia m rexruaeu.
.... ... . . v;-.. v;..;
Aot-if Itsllss Cabhiet-Adde U ! War
ries at the Peaea Confsreao.
' " Associated Press Report.
As an addition to the uncertainty pre-
vailing with regard to whether Germany
will' sign 'the peace treaty haa come a
er)gis in the. Italian government to pert
plex the peace conference. Falling to
secure a vote of confidence in the cham-
ber of deputies in Rome on demand by
Premier Orlando that the chamber in
secret session listen to the government's
explanations of its foreign policy the'
Italian cabinet has resigned. The action
probably wQl still further complicate the
work of the peace conference especially
in straightening out the tangle that long
has existed As regards Italy's claim to
Flume-and the Dalmatian coastal re-
gions v ' 4 ' .
The vote of lack of confidence in the
government was an overwhelming one
being 250 to 78. Prior to the vote the
premier in a statement to. the chamber
had announced that the various economic
(Continued on Page 5 Column 2.)
; Failure as
By Leased1 Wire to The Houston
' Post.-- t :
WASHINGTON D. C June 19.
fit is the unanimous sentiment of
the people of the entire country that
Postmaster General Burleson is the .
biggest and most complete failure as
a publlctffldal that the country has '
ever produced." '
-" This : was the manner in which
Representative .' Gallivan of Mass-
achusetts democrat characterised
Mr. Burleson Thursday in a scorch-
ing speech on the floor of the house. '
"We do not havs to look far for
'one of the main causes for present
day conditions In this country" said
Mr. Gallivan. vThe jnen who are
most directly" responsible ' are the '
misguided officials in the city of
Washington clothed with authority
during the period of the war which
has turned their heads. While the
president has been in Europe some
. of these officials seem to have gone
mad in their lust for power and have
blindly blundered in the administra-
Hon of their departments in such a
manner aa to aggravate the feeling
"It would be a great relief yes
and a Godsend to the people of the
country if the president will hurry .
' home and clean house in his official
family. If he will do this I believe
it will do more than any one other
. thing to check radicalism and anar- '
chy. i - " Y.
' "During the i period of the war . t
' press censorship denial of freedom
of speech and . other inexcusable
blunders by autocratic officials
aroused a spirit' of resentment
stnnrg t?ie p" " One of the grep.t-
Allies Ready to Move; -
The Direction Depends 7
. Entirely Upon Germans
By PAUL WILLIAMS
By Leased Wire The Houston Post
- Chicago Tribune Cable..
(Copyright; 1919.) v
COBLENZ June 19. The Ameri- .
' can Army of Occupation is ready to
move but. even Lieutenant General
Liggett doesn't know which . way. .
It all depends on the decision of
the Germans. ' ' .' ' '
If they finally accept the peace
treaty our army will depart from"
- the Rhine valley before August 1. ':.
If they hand back thedocument
and say: "Come and make us sign!"
there' will be "heU a-popplnV !
Several hundred thdusand Ameri-
cans French and British will move
toward and take over a1 very large
- chunk of German terrain for admin-
let ration. Indefinitely. Infantry ar-
tillery cavalry tanks"' armored
trains tons of shells of all klndshid f
bombing planes will advance as
deeply as necessary to convert the
German people. " '
There are few among the armies
of occupation who are eager for bat-
tle but if Germany balks the ex- .'
pediUon will be such it will go hard
and quick with any . who oppose
tbem. ' ' .i-x-'
The opinion of many . officers la
that the advance will meet no more
' resistance than it' did on its march
up to the Rhine after the armistice. "
The allied line will sweep forward
from Mains river on. the south to
above Essen on the north. The Bel-
gians will take over a rich manufac- ;
turing district" including Essen Mul- r
heim and Dortmund. To Britain will .
fall Dusseldorff Ludenacheid and
Iserlohr. The French will take .
Frankfort Frledberg Gelnhausen ;
Budingen Schotten and Laubach.
The Americans will occupy Wetaler
Giessen Dillcnbern : Siegen and
MUchenbach. . . 1 ; ' i
It has been announced in Paris
that Marshal Foch will go SO miles ;
deeper into enemy territory. . It Is
not to be published exactly where
our line may rest or how long it will '
" rest' there- ' . i
v Many believe that should the Qer-
mans continue their obdurate re-
' fuaala to sign the peace treaty' fur 1
ther advance will be ordered. -I S
Long Distance Talks " r'.'"'
May Help Elnd Strike
Associated Press Report' T T
CHICAGO June 19. Long distance
telephone conferences were held Thurs-
day between union officials here and rep-
resentatives of the strikers in Atlantic
City N. J where the American Federa-
tion of Labor is in convention. j
Officerslttf the Commercial Telegraph-
ers Union declined to discuss the out-
come of these conferences but it was ex-
pected that early action would be-taken
by the convention as to the next move in
the strike' which union pen claim in-
volves 20000 operators in - addition to
some 80000 railroad telegraphers who
are refusing to tandle commercial tele-
grams. . ; '
Reporta . received here showed litUe
change in tbe conditions resulting from
strikes' of telephone Operators and line-
men in Western States. . rx -.
Is Complete .
. ' est bltrhderer of the 'administration
d I believe one of the worst auto-
- erata that this country las ever had
; in official life is the prevent post- '
: master general.
v "The worst thing about Burleson's -
malpractice in office is that selling .
Y hold of-the very nerves of America? "
he 4has wrenched them asunder.
' There is not a : home or . business
house that .has not felt In small .
measure or great' the wrongs done
by the postmaster general to the
mails the telephone and the tele-
graph service. " '
"The whole country nas suffered
from the deterioration of the admin-
istration from the domestic postal
service under his management and .
defects ot the overseas army mail
service have been scarcely less scan-
dalous.. Hfs' capacity for mischief
has accomplished even more than
might have seemed possible to any-
one else. . . . . .
; "The best of Mr. Burleson's critics
. has very . properly ' called him a
t 'sweat shopper.' The postmaster r
general baa dashed - with labor -;
unions. He has made his service -
hated by thousands of those who
' served in it because the postal de-
partment - haa been administered 1
since he went into it undet a rule of
' tyranny and an economic creed so
harsh as to bring disintegration as
a natural consequence. . . ;- :
"Yet Mr. Burleson remains the '
swaggering reactionary' safe in the
cabinet a living breathing denial ;
and contradiction of all that is gen-
erous and wise and far-sighted in
Prtfc! Vnt Wilson's policies."
Declare Terms as Modifiec
Are Impossible but That
It Would Be Foolish to
Flatly Refuse to Accept
Them Without parley
To Insist on Wilson's
Fourteen Points Again
Berlin Stock Market Not
Depressed by Future Out-
; look Although .Trading Is
Light It Is Said; News
paper Strike Still On
By the Associated Press. r
PARIS' June 9 Advices re-
f ceived in American pe'ace cirdes in
Paris from Weimar indicate that
there will be a change in the per-
" sonnel of the German peace delega
' tion and that a short 'extension of .
the time limit for signing of the '
peace treaty may be required by the
.' Germans but the Germans will sign
"the treaty. -
-Assodated Press Report '
BERLIN June 19. A dispatch to .
the. New Berliner Tageblatt from '
.. Weimar reporta that Mathias Era- '
berger head ot the armistice com-
mission; Gnstav Noske minister of
defense; He rr WisseU" minister of
-. economics Herr Schmidt food min- '
ister; and Hen Bauer minister of
labor all are in favor pf signing the '
peace treaty while 90 per cent of the .
' majority socialists 75 per cent of
the clericals 80 per cent of the
" democrat and the entire indepen-
dent faction are ready to yield..
' v The correspondent predicts that
the cabinet will resign and says Count
Von Bernstorff? former ambassador .
to the United States is likely to
succeed Von Brockdorff-Rantsaa as
1 envoy to Versailles. & K v
.. . u - i" '. 4
. By PARKE BROWN. '
Chicago Tribune Cable. tJy Leased Wire
i. ... ..to. The Houston Post.
BERLIN Jane 19 via .Pari With
tbehour it-ai-lJaod'for .Count Von
Brockdorff-Rantiail to f erase or ligA the
treaty there ia only one epinion among
the well-informed of .Berlin 'concerning
Germany's step. ; '
Unless' the determination ot "tlift gov
ernment ia weakened by threata of draa-
tic action that will be taken if for any
reason what ever the dotted line ty her
signature still is blank at' the expiration
of the allotted time Germany Maid will
ike counter proposals. .
The leaden thiuk it impossible for' the
treaty to be signed with no more modifi-
cations than made by Versailles. ' Abo
they hold it would be ridiculous for Ger-
many flatly to refuse to accept the terms
offered by the big four. 'Therefor there
will be no categorical reply ot ."no" ot
In this-situation they say. the govern-
ment holds it is compelled once more to.
place before the conference plaint
statement of what Germany contends is
a correct application of Wilson's -14
points . and additional stipulations on
which the armistice was based. Tbe
only other factor as they put It being
Germany's ability to pay without de-
stroying itself. . ..
Would Not Be RaftsaL
.liked it that would not constitute a
refusal to sign a man in an important
position in tbe business world shrugged
hls shoulders. j . "
- "It would not be a refusal if we say:
Tea if yon make these changes." " ..
Then will the allies not have to say:
We refuse to make these changes?"
' What else is there for ns to do? We
can not aign. Why should we just stand
and. say No w won't sign.' We are
willing to sign a peace of Justice and
right and we can say definitely how far
we are willing to go in that direction
in order that history may show onr posi-
tion In this world crisis."
Others say that an absolute refusal to
sign could not be followed by worse con-
sequences than the result of signing and
attempting to fulfill the present teraa.
They go as' far as to aay world opinion
now ia being formed In such a way that
an attempt to enforce the terms by the
military could not be completed. There
ia some doubt whether a new counter
stroke would -go much beyond the origi-
nal counter proposals.
There ia some anxiety in finandal dr-
dea of thia acore but it is not great
This general confidence that the end is
not yet come is said to explain the
steadiness of the' Berlin market' during
the last five days. '
Market Not Depressed.
' Instead of being depressed the panicky
Berlin bourse reports show no indica-
tions of a crisis except that sales are
comparatively light 'This is explained
by a statement that tbe small speculators
are keeping out because they are timor-
ous about buying' and are refusing to sell
because they now Would suffer losses on
their present holdings.' Therefore ' the
onlj deals have been between big buyers
and sellers with a consequent upward
trend last week. . y
Because ot the newspaper strike the
(Continued on Tags 5 Col - i a 2.)
Mulcted. Farmers and. Gov
ernment Out of Millions
- Is Claim Made by
M. D.Campbell '
- y -
Fleeces Were - Bought
the Grease and 1 hen
Sold as Cleaned .
By Leased Wire to The Houston Post
WASHINGTON June 19. Wool
growers and the government have been
defrauded of millions "Of dollars through
methods employed In' handling the 1918
wool clip according to charges made here
by Milo D. Campbell Coldwater Mich
a member of the national agricultural ad-
visory committee. . Specific allegations
showing how the cards werestacked
against the farmers by- the big wool
dealers are made in a letter from Mr.
Campbell addressed to the secretary of
the national board ot farm organisations
an organisation embradng over 2000000
farmers with headquarters in Washing-
ton.: . ' . '
The -charges in brief are that the gov-
ernment needed the entire wool . clip
which amounted to about 700000000
pounds; that the war industries board
had much business on hand and accord-
ingly created a department of the board
known as the wool division inviting in
the big wool dealers to advise the war
Industries board how to do the Job; that
the wool buyer a and big dealers were
made government agents and helped fix
the prices which he government would
pay; that the wool was bought from (he
fanners "in the grease" at prices rang-
ing from approximately 6ff to 67 cents
per pound and eoldto the government as
"scoured wool" at. prices ranging from
1.80 to 1.85 per pound) that not a single
pound of wool sold in that way was
actually' scoured by the buyera or deat-
ers and that this plan was put into ef-
fect in order to create .a "smoke barrage"
under cover of which the buyera and
dealers could make their huge profits.
fit the public wants to know bew
much It haa been mulcted by this gsV1"
ays Mr. CampoIl "Just-multiply
700000000 pounds Of wool by th num-
ber of cents per pound that have been
filched from the price that- belonged to
the'farmera. Ten 'cents a pound would
mean 170000000. '
' - Dewarlflht Swlsdle. v
' "There waa no. more flagrant attempt
at doirnright swindling during -the war
than this one. It was conceived and
executed by a aeries ot inddenta through
which the. farmers and the government
were defrauded of. untold millions. Pa-
triotism had no part Jn the drama nor
doe . patriotism - demand that silence or
protection cover the actors who bold the
ill gotten gains. '.
'The first mistake was by the govern-
ment inviting in tbe Boston wool dealers
to advise the war industries board how
to do tbe Job. The gang ia notoriously
the greatest trust on earth in the wool
business. : The war industries board had
much business on hand and so it created
a division of te board known-as the
tl .((' . 1 j. i 11. l ; . . 1
wwh ui vision; iuu n was in iui uiuc
corner the plans were made to fleece
not alone the sheep but the farmers and
the public generally.
"From the time wool waa sheared from
the backs of the sheep until it reached
tbe government it was unwashed and un-
secured wooL It was never anything
but wool in the grease and always ia so
until it goes to the factory. But in order
that the big dealers Bght' bats a dark
corner somewhere osatbe way Vetween
the farmer and the government' n pro
vided a plan by which the local wool
buyer should buy tbe wool of the farmers
In the grease' and by which the big Bos-
ton wool dealers' wenld sell if to the
government aa 'scoured wool' although
every pound of it was sold' to tbe gov
ernment in the grease' Just as it was
received from the local wool buyer."
; . Today's Cajendar
F0EEC18TS OF THE ' WEATHEB.
Awocialed. Prtss Report
WASHINGTON. Ju . !.? Tm
Fridsy tni Saturday gtntratly clo4y.
- Wit TiuFri4n Saturiay gtntnUy
LoUanPrilmy mi Saturday tartly
eifu4y t Htuiy. ihowm in (wJttuf portio.
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. GaaipanttTa faeotd at Booslea far Jane 19;
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RolitlT bmaldltr. T ... M par
local aeaa tlwa. eo par opt
v y 4 T0DAT8 ETIITS.
Navy dub hall. Bice hotel banquet hall
outu p. ra. . . ; ' . .
Salesmanship dub lunch . Rice hotel
. xzaa p. ni. . . v -
Epworth League eonventlo(i Ftrat Meth
odist church. . .
Second Ward Civic dub program Bette-
gast 4ark oul p. m.
Free -exhibition of war pictures dty
auuitonum o:JJ p- m. .
Within ten minutes after Brigadier
General Jatnea B. Erwin had issued
orders for United States troop to cross
the border Into Mexico a force ot 8000
men was on Mexican soil.' He acted after
a woman had been killed and aevera&per-
sons bad been wounded by bullets during
fighting between the Villa and Carranta
forces at Jusves. The American troops
routed the Villistaa after a short en
counter. .. . . .
. i . '
BY NEWTON BAKER
B r i c c 5 Secures $50000
r rom Government tor
Drainage Purposes .
' noustonToat Spedal. ' '
' WASHINGTON June II). Fal steps
were taken by Secretary of War Baker
Thursday to Insure the permanency of
Ellington Field. The field proper will be
drained by the government and the fuQ
appropriation for thia work was approved
Thursday. Tbe $2.1000 raised by the
Chamber of Commerce will be' used in
draining Cowpen bayou. ' All details con-
nected with theee two projects have re
ceived the offidal ok.
Tbe coming of July 1 need have no
terrors for Ellington Field unless there is
a most unexpected slip. In the tempo-
ary absence of Congressman Eagle
Representative Brlggs was called to the
war department Thursday morning to go
over the details looking to the acquisition
of the flying field before the emergency
funds in tbe bands of Secretary Baker
out ot which tbe field is to be purchased
lapse on July 1. After a conference be
tween the congressman and ' General
March tbe latter said he was ready to
recommend to Secretary Baker that
(50000 be ordered expended in draining
work at the field. On being informed of
thin the secretary aaid he would imme
diately -sign the order when it reached
him.. .Within an hour from that time the
order had been prepared and given of
fidal signature. Bids will be advertised
for at once and at the end of 10 days
the contract will be awarded. :!
Thia will all be done before July 1. and
Congressman Brlggs saya it ia tbe opinion
or secretary Baker .that there Is no- pos-
sibility of any further delay or of a fail-
ure to have the contract awarded while
tbe necessary funds are available and
Ellington Field removed from tbe doubt-
ful class. -:'y - "".?.'.." '...
The Houston Chamber of Commerce
waa Instructed Thursday to mail all unr
signed deeds on Ellington field property
to the Woods Ileal Estate bureau . in
Washing ton. Telegraphic advicea from
government officials stated the deeds
would be signed and the land purchase
consummated at once j y . y : t
Deeds were vbelng. obtained by ; the
Chamber of CoOimerrV Thursday and
will be forwarded to Washington imme-
diately; D. S. Cafe president said Mr.
Cage dedared the; spirit shown by Hous-
ton dtiaens in offering to-meet the gov-
ernment's demand for $25000 to facili-
tate the drainage of Ellington field to be
directly responsible for the successful
consummation of tbe deal.: 't '" ' .' f
' Committees headed by gewal Myer
R C Dissen and J. V JarreU of the
chamber' now are ''conducting: the 'final
campaign ior the $25000 promised the.
government.' Subcommittees from th4
various dvic and commercial . organisa-
tions of Houston are co-operating.- Ap
proximately $16.000 has been raised. ;
$10000 Federal Building
at Orange Provided For
t Hoaston Tost Special'
WASHINGTON June I9.An Heft
t flO-OOOfor the completion bt the Fed
eral building at Orange Texas is in
duded in the sundry dvQ appropriation
bill taken up in the house Thursday. The
bur sto carries ao.iuu tor tne govern
meet fish hatchery at San Marcus.
State Department Agree
ably Surprised at Friend-
ly Attitude Taken by
PRAISE WORK OF "
Federal Troops Ordered to
'Protect Yankees Against
Possible Reprisals by
' Villa Rebels
By Leased Wire to the Houston Post
WASHINGTON June 10. Having
been Informed two days ago by General.
Agullar that 'Mexico protested against
the pursuit of Villlsta bandits in Mexican
territory' the Washington government
. -1 . L . . V. 1 ...M-MU
of its long experience with General Car-
ransa Thdrsdsy when- It learned that
Carrauaa himself bad ordered his con- i
fldontial agent here to declare the nor- .
dor crossing inddent dosed.
The mystery wss explained Tburrday '
and General Agullar nlled at the state
department and explained that General'
Carransa had Instructed him to declare
the international inddent dosed. An of-
fidal announcement by the state de-
partment Thursday night said:
"General AgnOar baa informed the de-
partment of state that ITexidctt Car-
ransa haa taken Immediate ttep to pro- i
tet American dtisena in tbe State of (
Chihuahua and to provide tbem uA
transportation to the United Statea ia
case they desire to leaver
"The Mexico City papers Wednesday ;
published a telegram from President Car- '
ranaa to General Aguilar at Washington
advising tbe latter to consider tbe Juarea
Inddent dosed. ' EI Heraldo de Mexico
pointed out editorially that the action of (
the United Statea troops was msgnan-"
Imous and entirely Justified.
'El Universal said editorially that the.
conduct of the garrison at El Paso could
not be considered an offense to Mexico
and that the United Statea does not
have to consent to the killing of a sin '
gle American by Mexican rebels.1 -.
That the United States should keep
troops in Mexico waa asserted by Ri
reeentative Hudspeth of El Paso Texas
Thursday in tbe house.
The suggestion thai. Great Britain
be given mandatory over Mexico Is
idiotic" said ' Representative Porter.
Pennsylvania chairman of the bouse
rommitqre on foreign affairs.
TO PROTECT AMERICANS.
spa la. Sesera Ordered te
Border Tewae Wltheat Delay.
Assodated Press Report
NOG ALES Aria June 19. Mexican
federal troops in the State ot Sonora
Mexico will be concentrated without de-
lay at strategic points along the border
to protect American property and dti-
sens' in Sonora from possible ralda by
Villietas and other rebels and bandits. '
Thia announcement waa made Thursday .
night by General P. Eliaa Callea secre-
tary of commerce 'and industry in the
Carransa cabinet who la making his
headquarters at Nogales Sonora until
September 1 in a campaign to rid the
state of bandits .agitators and vagrants.
General Callea said that he had issued
orders Thursday for General Juan Tor-
res military chief in Sonora to move a
regiment of federal troops to the eastern
section of the state wHh headquarters at
Agua Prieta. Thia fore will be depen-
ded upon to protect tbe-towns of 'El
Tlgre and Nscosari where there are
large American owned silver and copper
.' Several hundred troops also will.be
added to the garrison at Cananea where
it la reported tbe Deinocrata copper
property owned by Eugene Hoffman of
CJndnnati. will reopen after having been
dosed since February 13.
A force of 800 men Is said to be at
work already at the Democrata. "
-x .- ;:.
REBELS REPORTED MOVING. .
' Assodated Preaa Report y
EL PASO June -10. Arrivals ' from
the Samalayuca districtouth of Juarea
late Thursday brought .a repoH that
Villa's main column waa south of Sama-
layuca Tuesday gqjng south with a nam-.
ber of wounded. ' Some needed medical
attention badly. Among them waa a
Villa general one arrival stated. Villa
ia believed to be going towards Santa
Clara canyon' ITS miles south of the
border. . . . ;
Scattered bands ot Villa men continue
to be located near the border east of
Juarea. ' V :
Reporta from . Fabens . Indicated
Wednesday nlght'a alarm had ended with
the arrival of additional troops of tbe
. . .
START DRIVE ON VILLA.
. Assodated Press Report.
f CHHIUAHCA CITY June 19. -
ral Manuel IHeguea the .new 'militarr
commander ot the north haa arrived 1.-
with a force ot federal troops from t
south and is preparing to start a t
palgn against Villa and his followers !
aueceeded General Jesus Agustin C
who has gone to Mexico to become
secretary at Juarea In charge f
portfolio. Two thousand troor v
brought north by General Die
(Cont'MH. 1 ou r. 3 1
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