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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 03, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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MEXICO-TO-MONTREAL ROAD GERMAN PLAN
SEEN IN PLOT
BY J. H. DUCKWORTH
New York,. March 3. A Mexico
City-to-Montreal empire and railroad
owned by Germany, an American
counterpart of the Berlln-to-Bagdad
dream of the Teutons that was the
inner meaning of the Prussian plot
to get Mexico and Japan to join Ger
many In a war against the United
States, as it is seen here today by
men who have made a close study
of Germany and the world war.
It has been figured by military men
that a part of the idea was for an in
vasion, starting in Mexico, up the
Mississippi valley to cut the United
States in two parts. A part of this
plan was to provide the territory for
the Mexico City to Montreal route, as
it is now viewed, and was a part of
the long-professed contention that
the kaiser has a vast scheme to con
quer the world.
"The eyes of American have now
been opened. So-called British pro
paganda, described by Germany as a
'campaign of lies,' will surely be now
more readily accepted as containing
truth."
This is how a representative of one
of the allied governments in the U. S.
summed up the news of the amaz
ing attempt of Germany to seek an
alliance with Mexico and Japan'
"At the moment the story of the
German plot against this country
was being given out at Washington,
Germany was sending here by wire
less a dispatch describing how as
tounded Germans were at 'the invisi
ble net of monstrous intrigue and es
pionage' Japan was spreading over
China!
"Do the tales of German spies and
German plots in this country lookso
idiotic now? Will Americans con
tinue to accuse us of mendacity
when we repeat that for 40 years
Germany prepared for a bid for world
mastery?
"Was Sen. Overman only indulg- I
ing in some cheap notoriety when
he said there are 100,000 spies in this
country?
"Perhaps the American govern
ment's firmness inputting a stop to
the activities of Von Papen, Boy-Ed,
Hans Tauscher and Lieut Fay was'
not exercised at the behest of the
British ambassador at alL
"And maybe it was not at the in
spiration of the British that a sensa
tional construction should have been
placed on the sudden transference of
Baron von Schoen, the German em
bassy secretary, from Washington to
the legation at Mexico City after the
return from Berlin of Rafatel Zu
baran, Carranza's minister to Berlin.
"We allies have been charged with
having deliberately invented stories
giving a- German cause for munition
factory explosions and a thousand
other alarming phenomena.
"In the light of this last,manifesta
tion of German militarism can Amer
icans, I ask, still suspect that we are
doing nothing more than venting our
anger in abuse when attempting to
prove that Germany is conscience
less1 and remorseless and that we feel
we are conducting a crusade against
the common enemy of civilization?"
German intrigue promised Bulga
ria the better part of Northern Ser
bia and Turkey security in the pos
session of Constantinople. The car
rying out of this plan necessitated
the conquering of Serbia, the de
struction of Montenegro and the
maintenance of the Berlin-to-Bag-dad
railroad.
German intrigue has now promised
the "lost territory" of Texas, New
Mexico and Arizona to Mexico. Didv
the kaiser, dream of establishing a
new empire In the western hemi
sphere the MexIco-to-Montreal em
pire? Ot c
Zion City plans to turn every avail
able bit of ground Into potato patchj

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