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2 C, NOON EBITION 2 C
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
V0L. 6, NO. 130 Chicago, Thursday, March 1, 1917 3!
JAP-MEX. WAR ON 11 S.
PLAN OF GERMANYerH
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'Mexico to Cross Rio Grande and Recapture Texas
Japan to Rule Pacific Wanted U. S. Too
Washington, March-1. Germany
wants to play Mexico and Japan
against the United States.
This was revealed by administra
tion today through documentary
proof of Germany's machinations,
which clearly show Germany meant
to put a tremendous menace as a
'club over United States to keep her
jneutral and prevent her taking a
tand against ruthless submarining.
! Letter forming basis of Germany's
plotting, forwarded from Berlin Jan.
G7, via Count von Bernstorff, for Ger
man Envoy Von Eckhardt at Mex
ico City, said:
r' "Oa the first of February we in
end. to begin submarine warfare un
restricted. In spite of this, it is our
intention to endeavor to keep the
United States of America neutral. If
this attempt is not successful we pro
pose an alliance on the following
basis with Mexico:
"That we shall make war- together
and peace together.
"We shall give general financial
support, and it is understood that
Mexico is to reconquer the k6t ter
ritory in New Mexico, Texas and Ari
zona. The details are left to you for set
tlement "You are instructed to inform the
president of Mexico of the above in
the .greatest confidence as soon as it
is certain that there will be an out
break Of war With the TJnjted States,