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U.S. DEFENCE

STORY OF A BASELESS SCABB. UNCLE SAM NERVOUS. Press Association—By Telegraph— Copyright. WASHINGTON, December 15. Captain Winterhalter, aide-de-camp to the. Secretary of the Navy, explained beioro tho House Naval Committee that in. May, 1913. Manila was placed in a state of siege. Tho harbors were mined and the troops provisioned for two years. Tho gunners at Corregidor Island'stood, at the£un« night and day., tho garrison anticipatine; an immediate attack.' When questioned as to the ground for a liehef of an invasion of the Philippines then impending. Captain Winteriialter stated that the subject was confidential. The. Committee of Inquiry did not preca any further questions. [There was a, wild anti-Japanesa agitation in tho Western Sialcs of America at the time mentioned, and part of the popular ignorance, shared by some officials, was tnat Japan intended to invade America.]

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U.S. DEFENCE, Issue 15677, 16 December 1914

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U.S. DEFENCE Issue 15677, 16 December 1914

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