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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 02, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 2

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blacklists regularly, the men say.'
Lockers in the Western Union office,
they also claim, have been opened to
be searched for a union card, and the
pockets of an operator are always
searched when he passes the physical
examination prescribed by these
companies.
The New York Central has been at
tempting for weeks to find men
enough to keep the wheels turning
and because of their failure to get
them on affer to arbitrate is expected
by the union.
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SERBIA, 80 MILES FROM SEA,
ACQUIRES A NAVY
Rome. Serbian government today
acquired a navy for the first time in
history, though no foot of Serbian
territory is nearer than 80 miles to
the sea and the entire country is
overrun by enemy forces.
Purchase of destroyer Velika was
officially announced by legation here.
Velika will be used to escort troop
ships carrying Serbian forces from
island of Corfu, where they have
been recuperating, to Salonika. Each
of allied powers will present Serbia
with two other units before end of
war, giving King Peter nucleous of a
navy.
Recent dispatches from Switzer
land reported that Swiss, also lack
ing seaports, were preparing to build
merchant fleet to insure supplies of
foodstuffs reaching little republic
when other nations are at war.
London. 13 lives lost in sinking
of armed yacht Aegean and mine
sweeper Nasturtium by mines in the
Mediterranean.
Paris. In most successful offen
sive blows delivered by Gen. Petain
since crown prince launched Verdun
offensive, French troops late yester
day captured 550 yards of German
trenches southeast of Port Douau
mont. War office also announced today
that in successful attacks against
German positions on slopes of Dead
Man's hill during Saturday and Sun
day Fencn captured 1,000 yards of
German trenches to a depth of from
300 to 600 yards.
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U. S. WILL NOT REMOVE TROOPS
, FROM MEXICO AT THIS TIME
El Paso, Tex., May 2. Conference
between Gens. Scott and Funston
' and Carranza War Minister Obregon
expected to reach a deadlock today.
Instruction from Washington, no
tifying Gen. Scott that U. S. gov't re
fuses at this time to discuss at the
conference immediate withdrawal
of American troops from Mexico,
were due to reach border today.
Scott planned to advise Obregon
officially of this fact and it was be
lieved Carranza war minister would
promptly but politely refuse to dis
cuss any other subject until the
problem of troop withdrawal had
been settled.
Under these circumstances an im
mediate adjournment of conference
was anticipated.
Gen. Obregon's statement that the
entire matter would be referred to
Carranza indicates that failure of the
conference will be followed by diplo
matic action rather than by military
operations and renders less likely
any break.
Date for withdrawal of American
troops and details of co-operation
with Carranzista. troops while they
stay in Mexico expected to be fixed
up later by Sec'y of State Lansing
and Mexican embassy at Washing
ton. At El Paso interventionalists were
trying to bring about a situation
which will make an armed clash in
evitable. General belief here is that they
will fair unless hot heads among the
American or Mexican armies permit
a clash to occur which will be so se
rious as to render peace impossible.
In meantime both Mexican and
American armies are inactive. At
some points along line taken by puni
tive expedition forces are only a few
miles apart No alarm is felt herq

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