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CALLS T1V0 AMERICAS
TO SOLVE QUESTIONS
United States Asks Co-operation of
South and Central (America in
Working Mexican Problem.
Washington, Aug. 2.?The United
States has decided to ask the co-operation
of South and Central America in
the next step to restore peace in Mexico.
The ambassadors from Argentina,
Brazil and Chile and ti':e minis
ters from Bolivia, Uruguay and Guatemala
have been asked to confer with
Secretary Lansing here Thursday.
This announcement was made at the
state department tonight:
"On Thursday afternoon there will
be an informal conference at the
state department to consider the Mexican
situation. Those taking part in
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from Brazil, Argentina and Chile and
the three ranking ministers of the
American republics, namely, those of
Bolivia, Uruguay and Guatemala. As
to the details which will be considered
nothing can be said at the present time
as the conference will be entirely con
While the state department characterized
the coming conference as an
informal one, the sentiment has been
growing among American officials
that the next step in the Mexican situation
should be one that would meet
the approval of the world and should
t>e taken in concert witfc Central and
South American nations, even if in
thft last event the trend should be to
ward ^military action.
Haye Had Experience.
The three ambassadors were mediators
in the Niagara conference in
* ' the summer of 1914. The three ministers
are from point of seniority in
. the Central American legation corps.
Action in concert would be in line
"with President Wilson's plan for a
closer relationship between tJ'-e Americas
and is planned to show that the
United States considers the Mexican
question the common cause of the
Pan-American groups and that this
government entertains no idea of territorial
Some of the closest observers of
the Mexican situation as long ago as
last March professed to see ti-e president's
nlan for Pan-American co-oper
ation when he delivered an address on
the 'Argentine battleshhip Moreno and
| "I feel t&at I am speaking the sentiments
of my fellow countrymen
when I say that there is a growing
warmth of affection as well as underfrvr
tih? other countries of
the great American hemisphere which
we are coming daily to understand
fretter and which are, I hope, daily
coming to understand us better, and to
which we are drawn by feeling as well
S as interest?by the desire to be comTades
in some common undertaking
for humanity as well as neighbors.
* * * I want to express my feeling
as president of the United States that
1 ofo ponifliv onnrnarVhin-2" a-day when
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the Americas will draw together as
they never have drawn together before,
and that it will be a union not
of political ties, but of understanding
rand of mutual helpfulness."
It is believed tfce president then was
thinking of Pan-American joint action
with regard to Mexico, even to joint
military operations if necessary.
No Military More.
At this stage, however, it is not believed
military operations are being
contemplated. The Latin-Americas
Slave been keeping closely informed of
the situation. In fact the Brazilian
minister in Mexico City nas Deen tne
source to which the United States has
^ turned during the last 16 months for
the care of the interests of Americans
kand foreigners in the distressed capital.
All rne .fan"American guveniiiicuts
have been receiving reports from tf:eir
ministers and consuls. It is known,
ihowever, that if tfce situation should
come to a pass where armed force
B might be necessary to open the rail
I road- to Mexico City for the protection
"bf the legations and noncombatants, or
.should an armed occupation be necessary
as a prelude to restoration of
constitutional government and elections,
the South and Central Americas
probably would receive and welcome
an invitation to share the work.
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regard such a joint action is a matter
of dispute . The suggestion has met
with the declaration that some of the
South American countries typified the
co-called' "cientifico" element. On the
other hand leaders have professed to
be ready to embrace any peace plan
which inchided as its first obpect and
? maintenance of Mexico's territorial
sovereignty, free elections and the restoration
of the government to the constitutional
line from wnich it departed
witihf the death of Madero and the ascendancy
The Thursday conference is the step
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rjtresitient wnson ana tne caum-et nau
in mind when a few weeks ago a
statement was issued to the American
people on the Mexican situation and
intended for the information of the
[ Mexican leaders themselves. This [
i statement declared in forceful lan
| guage that the patience of the United i
States, as Mexico's next friend and:
| neigbDor, would De consirainea 10 ue- [
cide what means should be employed [
to restore peace.
"When President Wilson went to the
j "summer wi ite house" at Cornish, X.
| H., it was expected that nothing would
I be done until his return. The recent
a'most kaleidoscopic developments in
Mexico City, Lowever, are believed to
haive influenced the announcement of
j action at this time.
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The state department was disturbed
today by reports that Gen. Villa had
driven American and other foreign
! merchants from Chihuahua, confiscated
their property and executed six of
tlbeir Mexican colleagues. American
consular agents were called on for
immediate reports. Protests came from
diplomatic representatives of several
foreign powers. Colville Barclay, in
j charge of the British embassy in the
absence of the ambassadcr, called at
the state department to protest against
the reported seizure by Villa of property
of British subjects and their expulsion
from the country. Following
his visit Secretary Lansing conferred
v/ith Assistant Secretary BreckenTMf?o-a
at tr-o war ripnart.ment and Leon
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C. Canovo, chief of the division of
Mexican affairs. Dispatches to American
consular officials wede the direct
Enrique C. Llorente, Villa's Washington
representative, also conferred
with Mr. Breckenridge. He said he
would endeavor to learn the facts
from his chief.
r<o 7.T.Q n rro o/^tvicore Vipro arp T'onpfnl
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that the United States soon will recognize
a de facto government to be set
up in Mexico City by Carranza's forces
and they have urged him to decisive1
and immediate action toward reopening
rail and wire communication with the
capital, execute prompt and effective
relief of the food shortage, establish
a stable Government in (Mexico City
and effect a settlement of ttie money
question so that business may be restored.
In substance, the foregoing
is the message of advice sent by Car- j
ranza's Washington agents. If Carranza
can carry out this program they
believe he will be extended the moral!
support of the United tSates and of j
Latin-America, but Secretary Lansing;
flatly denied to day that plans for the
recognition of any government 'had
In a personal message to his agency
today Gen. Carranza said train loads
of provisions were forwarded to Mexico
City Sunday and today and that
trains held up along the route sev?V.o/3
hafln ArHoro/1 intn
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Charles J. O'Connor, Red Cross
agent in Mexico City, reported food
conditions there as alarming, stating
that some people were eating weeds,
grass, leaves and horses and mules.
HEAYY S TO fill IN FLORIDA.
Railway Tracks Washed Away, Crops
Are Inundated and Houses
Tampa, Fla., Aug. 2.?Railway tracks
were washed away, growing crops inundated
and a great portion of the peninsular
across fc:e Hillsboro bay
from Tampa flooded early this morning
I following unprecedented rains, which
fell for thirteen hours. Fifteen inches
of rainfall was recorded.
'In St. Petersburg two houses in the
fashionable section were undermined
and toppled over into a small lake.
The Carnegie library is upon an island
and many houses have been undermined.
Tracks of the Tampa and Gulf Coast
and ti^e Atlantic i^oast .miie railways
were washed away in a half-dozen
places, and all traffic to the peninsular
has been held up, except by boat. A
train on the Haines City branch of
the 'Atlantic Coast Line ran into a
washout and several passengers were
badly injured! The downpour was accompanied
by a terrific thunder storm.
Property damage in St. Petersburg
ic PctimstpH at fnllv $f>0.000. witn dam-I
age in other sections of the country
running the loss up over $100,000.
Gale Sweeps Savannah,
Savannah, * Ga., Aug. 2.?A thirtyeight-mile
gale is- sweeping over this
city tonight, accompanied by an intermittent
but heavy downpour of rain.
Many residents on Tvbee Island,a sum
mer resort near here, fearful of a
heavier gale and the increasing swell,
later tonigiht deserted their cottages
and came to the city. The local weather
bureau does not expect the wind's
velocity to increase and announced
that the storm is centered in Southwest
Georgia, near Thomasville. So
far no serious damage has been rennrf
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