tance of real inspection of the
schools were helpless before the
school board steam roller. All at
tempts to show why a special inves
tigation should be made fell on deaf
The fire prevention bureau' at the
City Hall has not sufficient' number
of men to make an investigation and
still keep ahead with their regular
If Chief McDonnell of the bureau
tries to make an investigation with
his present staff it would take many
months before it would be finished.
In the meantime, those w(ho want an
investigation made point out that a
fire might break out in one of the
old Chicago landmarks still serving
as a school.
But Jake Lochand-Chas. Peterson
show no disposition to hurry any in
vestigation. Instead they seem in
clined to forget all about the matter.
STILL PROSPECT. OF PEACE
SETTLEMENT IN MEXICO
El Paso, May 11. War Minister
Obregon today expected to submit to
Gen. Scott in writing his proposal for
co-operative border patrol involving
withdrawal of American expedition
from Mexico. Plan is last hope of
Carranzistas to gain their insistent
demand which to date has dead
locked conferfface on international
relations. As the proposal -involves
question which Gen. Scott is power
less to decide, expedition's withdraw
al, there was possibility of entire ne
gotiations being switched to Wash
ington for adjustment by state de
Despite increased tehsipn along
the border there was still prospect
of peaceful settlement Friction
however, between nlilitary forces
has reached danger point and offi
cials believed peace will be had to
maintain unless settlement is speed
Gen. Carranza is blocking settle
ment on plan to which Scott and Ob
regon tentatively agreed on behalf
of their governments ia second conr
ference. . - .
American cavalrymen of 8th and
14th regiments crossed border of
Texas Big Bend in search of Glenn
Concentration of army in North
ern Mexico was closely veiled by cen
sorship, but it was generally under
stood here move is designed to meet ,
any Caranzista move that might fol-
low breaking off of negotiations. Co
lonia Dublan is strongly fortified base -
and the line between that point and
Columbus is prepared to resist atr
temptto cut off communication.
While negotiations stood at dead
lock today thetollowing things hap?
Militia of Texas, Arizona and New
Mexico hurried into concentration
camps to be assigned to border -patrol
Gen. Funston asked war depart- '
ment for permission lo nfount 2,000
Hnfantrynien td assist in guarding
Gen. Pershing contracted his line
to 150 miles, with Colo'nia Dublan as
the southernmost base.
Nearly 3,000 .regular troops, in
cluding coast and field artillery and
infantry, started for border, draining
country of last available regulars.
MAY OUST 29 BOOZE BAZAARS
Jwenty-nine North Side saloons
run excellent chance of entering -
upon an enforced drought nest No
vember. In fact, some of these may
be Sahacafeed within a few weeks:
A state law created a four-mile
dry zone around Northwestern U."
City clerk SIman has stopped the is
suance of licensesto saloons in this
zonev Siman has asked the saloons 9
to show why licenses should not be
refused thAn. This means that un
less the saloonmen go into court and
get a favorable decision that all bars
north of 6342 Broadway and 5323
Clark may be closed after Nor. 1. .
v Mrs. Kate Byrne, dead. Hit-by car.
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