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2C NOON EDITION 2 C
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 6, NO. 132 Chicago, Saturday, March 3. 1917 398 T
GERMANY ADMITS PLAN
TO SIC JAPAN AND
MEXTCOJV U. S.
Berlin Wonders How America Got Next to Its Secret'
Diplomatic Work Will Solidify Country
, President Will Arm Ships at Once.
Berlin, via London, March 3. Ger
many admits instructions regarding
Amsterdam. Admitting her en
deavor to align Japan and Mexico
with kaiser's government against the
United StatesrGermany today justi
fied that attempt on ground that she
had right to take precautions in view
of possibilities of war with America,
Amsterdam. German government
official says Berlin was compelled to
Its latest course by attitude of Amer
ican government and subsequent
developments have justified course,
it was stated.
Washington. Pres. Wilson will not
call extra session now. State dep't
officials said fact that Germany ad
mitted her act did not alter diplo
matic situation. "We knew it was
true all the time," said an official.
Berlin, via London. Surprise ex
pressed here at how American gov
ernment obtained information con
cerning instructions sent secretly to
Germany's diplomatic agents.
Washington. Germany's admis
sion today that she plotted Mexico
against United States clinched Re
publican determination for extra ses
sion of congress. - -