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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 24, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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and three other bandits in jail here will be tried for
Mexico Sity. ec'jy Lansings statement to Latin
American diplomats has created favorable impression
here. Believed in official circles that prospects for
peaceable solution of present difficulties between U. S.
and Mexico are promising.
San Antonio, Tex., June 24. Gen.
Pershing reported today that one
packer and eight enlisted men of
Troop C and seven enlisted men of
Troop K, Tenth cavalry, were picked
up this morning northwest of Santa
Maria. They were located by Troop
M of the Tenth under Lieut. Henry
Meyer. All of them were included in
the group detailed to care for horses
at the Carrizal lght and their stories
were substantially the same as those
of other stragglers. They brought
back 25 horses.
Although no official confirmation
has been received, indications are
that 84 officers and men either were
killed or captured or are on their way
back to camp. It is feared the Amer
ican column was practically annihi
lated. Lem Spillsburg, Mormon guide
with Americans, who was taken to
Chihuahua City as a -prisoner, is un
derstood to liave said he saw two of
ficers and 12 troopers dead on field.
Washington, June 24. Question
of armed invasion of Mexico hinges
on nature of first report of any com
missioned officer who participated in
Carrizal fight, if any are alive.
Forces under Capt. Boyd were un
der explicit orders from Gen. Per
shing to confine their operations ex
clusively to scouting. They were
specifically commanded to engage in
no fight or to make no move that
would precipitate a fight, unless ac
tually attacked. If Boyd was com
manded to stop, or was refused per
mission to proceed by Gen. Gomez,
and advanced regardless, he violated
his orders and there will be no dec
laration of war because of the Carri
zal incident
If reports of the colored troopers
who returned that Capt. Boyd had
stopped his march at the command
of Gomez and the Mexicans fired,
notwithstanding, are confirmed by
officers, Pre. Wilson will make good
at once his threat of "graves conse
quences." It is admitted at the white house
that likelihood of a break has never
been so great.
According to administration offi
cials, a break will find this country
prepared. There will be no hasty
dash to make a quick clean-up of the
situation. The war will NOT be a
war of conquest if it is conducted by
the present administration.
As introduced in congress, the res
olution authorizing the president to
declare war will specifically declare
that under no conditions will the
U. S. seek tc profit territorially or
otherwise through invasion of Mexi
co. Resolution will probably state
that only objective of invasion will
be restoration of peace in Mexico
and elimination1 of menace to south
border of U. S. resulting from pres
ent state of banditry.-
Obvious determination is evidenced
to prevent any one going, off half
cocked, as it is now felt Admiral
Mayo did at Tampico, whea he de
manded that Huerta salute the flag.
Capt Morey is expected to prove
the man who will determine if we
are to have war. He was second in
command at Carrizal and is report-

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