This Government has sold to the Mexican Government 5,000 Enfield rifles, model of 1917; 5,000,000 rounds, calibre .30, ammunition; and eight DH4 airplanes, the terms of the sale being one-half cash and one-half within 30 days. These articles do not cover the entire list requested originally, but the Mexican Government finds they will answer its present requirements.

With this announcement, Secretary of War Weeks stamped out the many strange rumors which for more than a week had fed on the proposed sale of arms to Mexico (TIME, Jan. 7). The announcement, however, of...

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