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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 22, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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ly declared it would in no way be a
war of conquest by the U. S. It
would ismply be a vigorous effort to
re-estblish order and peace in the
trouble-ridden country and then re
turn it to its people established on a
.solid foundation.
Washington. Report of Gen. Peri
shing, expected momentarily, may
decide whether general invasion " of
Mexico shall begin at once. Gen.
Funston will immediately strengthen
Pershing's column, it is expected,
and Pres. Wilson may take the case
before congress, asking appropria
tion and approval of drive into Mexi
co in keeping with threat of Carran
za to visit upon him "the gravest
consequences" if the defacto forces
clashed with Americans. 0
One of the biggest element in the
entire situation would be the fact
that Mexicans are reported to hold a
number of American soldiers prison
ers. Their release would be demand
ed through military channels, with
out waiting upon tedious machinery
of diplomacy, if report proves true.
Pershing's reported seizure of
Nuevo Cases Grandes and Casas
Grandes American Mormon colo
nies was interpreted as indicative
of actual war preparation. Military
men said Pershing now will go on his
own discretion.
Navy has everything in readiness
to clamp blockade on Mexican ports
the moment the order is given.
Washington. Sec'y Baker today
in hands of Chairman Hay of house
military affairs committee resolution
for passage by congress authoriizing
Pres. Wilson to draft militia for serv
ice in Mexico. Resolution, held up
earlier in week because of fear that
Carranza would interpret it as-act of
war, was to be. introduced in house
today by Rep. Hay and called up for
consideration tomorrow.
Washington, June 22. As fast as
different state militia units can be
equipped they will be sent to the bor
der, Sec'y of War Baker stated, fol
lowing conference with Pres. Wilson.
Washington, June 22. Sec'y o
War Baker announced today that
department is endeavoring to get the-
California, Missouri and Kansas mi
litia to the border immediately.
There are about 8,000 men in the
three bodies. No estimate could be
obtained as to exactly how sodn the
three organizations would entrain
for the border. They aII not start, a
however, until their equipment is
complete. When they are ready it
will be only a matter of hours until
they can reach their border stations.
In dispatches sent to war dep't by
Gen. Funston early today situation
in Northern Mexico was described as
increasingly bad, orders issued by
Carranza for arming of citizens
adding materially to anti-American
feeling. It is reported that Carranza
has instructed inhabitants of the re
public to "defend themselves in case
of international war."
Sec'y Lansing and Mexican Am
bassador Arredondo went into con
ference at noon today for a short
while. The ambassador was acting
uncler instructions received today
from Carranza.
Arredondo's information as to Car
rizal trouble tallied with newspaper .
accounts springing from Mexican .
sources. He called attention of de
partment to what he regarded as the
lack of prudence on part of the "
American commander in going so far
from his headquarters. Held it un
necessary for Americans to make
this move. His information, he said,
was direct.
"Several dead" were left on both
sides, according to Mexican envoy,
while 17 Americans were captured by
Carranzistas.
Mexico City, June 22. Mexican - A
officials today generally resented the s
tone of American note and pointed"
out what they declared to be falla
cies in Pres. Wilson's argument.
Douglas, Ariz. Responding to ap
peals of residents at Nogales, Ariz.,
battalion of 14th infantry and simi
lar number of Arizona national

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