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COAST-TO-COAST BUFFER ACROSS MEXICO
URGED AS FIRST STEP TO OCCUPANCY!
a VVA CRUZ. S
uNe Mexico n
! Establishment of an advanced line
of American troops across northern
Mexico, from gulf to gulf, is propos
ed in Washington as the first step in
the possible military occupation of
the northern portion of that republic.
With American troops holding the
larger towns and important passes in
this manner, it is pointed out, danger
of border raids or surprise attacks
in the country north of this line
would be gone.
American forces in Saltillo, Mon
clova, Chihuahua and other cities
would be in position to cut in behind
any force that attempted a raid on
the border, and the northern zone of
the devastated nation could more
easily be ridden of bandits.
The railroads in the border zone
also could be repaired and kept ready
for U. S. troops movements in case
of a long campaign.
The shaded portion on the map
shows ths probable location of the
NEWS WAGON IN SMASHUP
One of those speeding Daily Newa
wagons came to grief yesterday
when, hustling down 5th av., a block
from the News office, it .struck ant
The wagon was going so fast that
a piece of the side flew high in the
air and crashed through the window
of the store of store of Squire Har
vey & Sons. 16 S. 5th av.
Beyond a few bruises, the drive?