ARMY & NAVY: Black Friction

The mission of the First Brigade, Marine Corps, in Haiti has undergone no change. Intercourse with the Haitian people becomes increasingly cordial and very little friction manifests itself.

So wrote Secretary of the Navy Charles Francis Adams last month in preparing his department's annual report. On the day his report was published last week sufficient Haitian friction had developed to warrant the dispatch of extra U. S. forces to the trouble-stricken black republic of the West Indies.

Riot and bloodshed had occurred in what Secretary of State Stimson characterized as "an exceedingly serious situation."...

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