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NEW JERSEY TROOPS TO BORDER CAPT.
MOREY FOUND WITH FOUR TROOPERS
Sea Girt, N. J., June 26. The first
regiment of Newark, Batteries A of
East Orange and E of amden,
Troops A and C of the First squad
ron cavalry, the field hospital of Eliz
abeth and ambulance company of
Redbank will entrain at 2 o'clock for
the Mexican border.
It is understood the Jersey militia
men will go to the border by way of
Wilkesbarre, Toledo, St. Louis and
Washington, June 26. Double re
sponsibility for Carrizal battle ap
peared partly established today: It
did not, however, place such a bur
den on American forces as to assure
peace. On the contrary, develop
ments so shaped themselves that it
seems likely Pres. Wilson may find
it necessary to appear before con
gress before week ends.
Only a complete right about face
,by Carranza can save situation,. Re
port of CapL Morey, as he lay sup
posedly dying on Carrizal desert in
dicated to officials that action of the
American force before Carrizal
might have been provocative.
On the other hand, publication of
American demands for release of 17
American prisoners from Chihuahua
showed that Carranza had issued or
der to Gen. Trevino not to permit
Americans to move south, east or
This would place upon Carranza
responsibility for Mexicans firing and
perhaps prove necessity for Boyd's
Persons in touch with Pres. Wil
son's views said he would delay go
ing before congress on a war mis
sion until Carranza had had time to
answer American ultimatum.
Charge in this message that Car
ranza had acted with hostility in is
suing order to Gen Trevino gave evi
dence that administration believes
war is only answer if Carranza does
not free Americans taken at Carrizal,
disavow that incident and promise
safety for American forces hereafter.
The bulk of the 100,000 militiamen
ordered out will probably be either
on the line or enroute before the end
of the week. Everything possible is
being done to hasten the departure
of the entire force. These prepara
tions, coupled with war department
activity, reflected the view of army
men that trouble is in the offing, al
though they admitted diplomacy may
still have a chance.
San Antonio, Tex. Capt. Lewis S.
Morey, commander of Troop K,
Tenth cavalry, who sent to Gen. Per
shing the first official account of the
battle at Carrizal, was found today
with four negro troopers at San Luis
ranch, according to a message from
Pershing to Gen. Funston.
Wireless addressed to wife of
Captain Lewis Sidney Morey, who
wrote a statement of the Carrizal
battle and dispatched it by troopers
to Funston while he lay seriously
wounded, was received last night. It
"Am back on line and all well." It
was signed "Sidney" and sent from
"Somewhere m Mexico.
Morey's note showing Americans
lined up for battle after being re
fused permission by Gomez to move
east, and were fired upon by Mex
icans.'follows: Carrizal, Mexico, June 21. To
Commanding Officer, Ojo Frederico:
My troops reached Ojo Santo Do
mingo at 5:30 p. m., June 20. Met
Troop C under Captain Boyd. I
came under Captain Boyd's com
mand and marched my troop in rear
for Carrazal at 4:15 a. m. Reached
open field to southeast of town at
6:30 a. m.
Capt Boyd sent in a note request
ing permission to pass through the
town. This was refused. Stated we
could go north, but not ast. CapL.
Boyd said he was going to Ahumsdz '