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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 30, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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U. S. WANTS PROMPT REPLY FROM MEXICO
DANGER OF WAR GROWS LESS
ranza, notified Gen. Bell at El Paso
that no obstacle would be offered by
Mexican authorities to return of the
bodies.
Pachuca mines have all resumed
operations. Many foreigners among
the employes, who fled to Vera Cruz
Washington, June 30. Sec'y of
State Lansing today asked Mexican
Ambassador Arredondo to speed up
Carranza's reply to last American
demand.
Lansing told the ambassador
frankly thatthe patience of this gov
ernment in the matter is about ex
hausted. In this connection he
pointed out that the U. S. gov't had
asked originally that Carranza's
statement of attitude be made at
once, wheeras several days have now
elapsed and all this government has
had has been the "expectation" of
Consul Rodgers as to early delivery.
Washington. Horses and equip
ment belonging to American prison
ers arriving at Juarez from Chihua
hua will be turned over to American
authorities today.
San Antonio, Tex. Gen. Funston
received a message from Col. Gaston
denying reports that Carranza gar
rison at Ojinaga had attacked Amer
ican forces at Presidio, Tex. Funston
also denied reports of Carranza
forces cutting Gen. Pershing's lines.
Mexico City, June 30. Foreign
office has practically completed reply
to last American note. It may be
given out within a few hours. Gen
eral belief is that reply will be pa
cificatory and will relieve possibility
of war between Mexico and U. S.
Majority of well-informed per
sons in capital believe there will be
no hostilities. They base this belief
not only on their knowledge of de
velopments here, but on the attitude
of Wall street and London financial
interests likely to be affected by
war.
As further evidence of desire on
the part of Mexican officials for
friendly relations, it was pointed out
that American application for de
livery of bodies of soldiers killed at
carnzai mrt with an immediate
friendly response. Gen. Trevino,
under direct orders from Gen. Car-
during the first days of the crisis,
have been instructed to return. Mex
ico City is absolutely quiet.
El Paso, Tex. Only the return of
the horses and weapons belonging to
the 23 released American prisoners
was expected here today to close the
Carrizal incident. However, return
of negro troopers, their reception by
large crowds and their stories of
Carranzista soldiers killing American
wounded and robbingthe captured
still was popular topic.
San Antonio. Army officers here
welcohied delay occasioned by fur
ther negotiations with Carranza.
They said that the longer the two
governments mark time the better
the American forces will be prepared
in event of hostilities, while Mexico
would enjoy no corresponding bene
fit Few days more will see distri
bution of several thousand national
guardsmen along the border, releas
ing 35,000 regulars for active service.
In addition, delay wilP permit con
centration of large supplies of food
stuffs and munitions, mobilization of
transport facilities and rehabilitation
of aviation corps.
Columbus, N. M., June 30. Situa
tion around Guzman, Mexico, where
large Carranzista forces are report
ed to have been concentrated close
to American lines(iwas still partly un
ueternnned here early today.
Scout patrols learned that Guzman
garrison had been increased, but not
suffiiecntly to constitute threat to
Oen. Pershing's communications.
Carranzistas may be in large force
i 'uzman. although the
American scouts were unable to lo
cate such troops.

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