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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 27, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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but members felt Carranza should
not be permitted more than two days
provided U. S. note was delivered to
him yesterday, as anticipated.
San Antonio, Tex. Gen. Funston
is expected to have 70,000 national
guardsmen at his disposal along the
border within ten days. 12,000 are
supposed to be enroute to points
"somewhere in Texas" today; 9,000
others will follow immediately. Re
mainder will be sent as fast as their
equipment is brought up to army
Bids have been opened for 53,000
cavalry and artillery horses and 20,
000 wagon and jack mules. Their
total cost will be over $10,000,000.
Mexican troops were reported last
night to be concentrating across the
line from Naco, Ariz.
Vera Cruz. Entire American col
ony of Tampico and surrounding oil
district is now en route, to Texas
points aboard oil tankers. Condi
tions in Vera Cruz unchanged. City
is quiet and orderly.
El Paso, Tex. Gen. Pershing, in
removing his base from Namiquipa
to Colonia Dublan, has checkmated
any attempt by Carranzistas to anni
hilate one or more of separate camps
strung along former line of commu
nications. Mexico City. Evacuation of San
Geronimo and Bachinivar by Ameri
can troops who moved northward
aroused high hopes here today that
Pres. Wilson is preparing to with
draw Gen. Pershing's expedition from
War department gave no explana
tion of move. Telegram from Gen.
Trevino, announcing evacuation and
declaring his purpose .to attack the
Americans if they attempted to re
occupy towns, was given out
Messages pledging Gen. Carranza
support continue to pour into capi
tal. Some of these are from leaders
of full-blooded Indians. Entire quiet
prevails here and there is little indi
cation except in press of any grave
international situation, Mexican j.zo-.
pie generally refuse to believe that
any serious crisis is at hand.
American Red Cross organizing
four hospital units in Chicago:
Brig. Gen. Sriven, chief of signal
service, looking for volunteer avia
tors. Aero club may offer Cicero
field to government.
New York. Wall street will con
tribute volunteer cavalry regiment
if there is call for more troops. En
listment of 198 veterans, ex-guardsmen
and expert horsemen begun to
day. Men will furnish their own
New York. Special training
courses in Red Cross work have been
announced by New .York university.
Sea Girt, N. J. III and despondent
at thought of leaving his wife and
three children, John E; Smith, bass
drummer in Fifth regiment band,
committed suicide by slashing his
throat with a razor.
Nevada, Mo. Officers' hopes for
early .departure of Missouri national
guard dim. One officer admitted
predictions of early troop move
ments to Rio Grande based largely
on desires.
Ft Riley, Kan. Kansas national
guard awaits orders to entrain for
the border.
Camp Withcombe, Glackamas,
Ore Third batallion of Third Ore
gon infantry regjment will entrain
this afternoon for Ft. Rosecrans, San
Diego, Cal.
Aurora, III. 1,800 persons here do
nating to Austrian-German Red
Cross fund, decided today that in the
case of war with Mexico the money
will be turned over to the American
Red Cross.
Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.
Failure of a number of men to pass
strict physical examination may de
lay departure of Indiana national
guard for Mexican border.
Freeport, III. Company L, Sixth
L N. G., is to be reorganized as a
machine gun company,

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