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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 27, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 2

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deracto government army to fight
the United States if granted amnesty.
Washington. Several Latin-American
diplomats in Washington have
telegraphed Gen. Carranza urging re
lease of 17 American troopers held
prisoners at Chihuahua City, it was
learned today.
Washington. Muster of militia is
proceeding none too rapidly, accord
ing to tabulations forwarded the war
department by the various state com
manders today.
Orders dispensing with some of the
red tape will permit entrainment of
militia at earlier dates, where there
might otherwise be long delays.
The army was confronted today
with a still crippled aeroplane force.
Laredo, Tex. A troop train of 20
cars, loaded with Carranza soldiers,
arrived at Nuevo Laredo, opposite
here.
Washington. Private advices to
the state department officials today
are said to confirm border reports
that Gen. Villa is still alive.
Mexico City. The charge that the
United States is attempting to seek
a pretext for intervention in Mexico
is made by Foreign Secretary Aguilar
in a message to the Latin-American
republics.
MOREY TELLS OF SOLDIERS'
BRAVERY IN BATTLE
Field Headquarters via Radio to
Columbus, N. M., June 27. Capt
Lewis B. Morey of Trook K of the
Tenth cavalry, the sole officer to sur
vive the fight with Carranzista forces
near Carrizal, sat on the edge of his
bunk in the thatched hut that is the
headquarters of the American forces
and told an attentive group of fellow
officers the details of the first real
tragedy of this campaign.
. He added little to the tale of the
fight. The Carranzistas seemed to
be centering their fire on the white
soldiers.
Capt. Morey's troops was on the
right flank and he could follow the
charge of Troop C under Capt. Boyd
and Lieut. Adair only to the fringe of
brush.
"When I got behind the wall," re
sumed Morey, "I told the men I pur
posed to stay there. Those who wish
ed to go, I told to go."
Four men, including one who was
wounded, elected to try to escape
and Capt. Morey said he saw them
ascend a hill stretching away to the
north.
"Men of Troop C tell me," he said,
"that Lieut Adair died in an irriga
tion ditch with his head held by a
non-commissioned officer. There
was water in the ditch and the dying
Adair would have pitched forward
into it had he not been supported. I
understand that the officer left Adair
in the ditch at his order and went
forward toward Carrfzal. Looking
back, he saw Adair with glazed eyes
and his head wobbling against the
sides of the ditch. So he went back
and stayed with him until he died.
"Capt Boyd was killed when his
troops made a rush for the trench in
which the Carranzistas had machine
gzuns. Just how he 'died I do not
know."
Capt. Morey was so weak he could
walk only 300 yards or so at each
stretch and as night wore on he "de
cided it was humanly impossible for
him to go further. He first request
ed the men to leave him and, whei
they refused, he ordered them to
leave.
Near the ranch he found five troop
ers of the Tenth cavalry. They were
making their way for a ranch at
San Inis, 35 miles away, when they
found J. T. McCabe, manager of the
ranch.
Washington, June 27. Cabinet of
ficers, before going into session to
day with Pres. Wilson, were deter
mined that Carranza must make
auick answer to American demands.
Limit in days or hours was not set.

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