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VILLA ENCAMPED TEN MILES
FROM BORDER LINE
El Paso, Tex., March 10. Villa
with several hundred of his best
mounted followers was camped at a
point 10 miles from American bound
ary and 18 miles Vouthwest of Cp
Jumbus, according to advices re
ceived by Brig.-Gen. J. J. Pershing
shortly before noon.
Miss Amanda Backstrom, 17, 5200
S. Union av., says she tried suicide
to escape working 9 hours a day
in a factory for $6 a week.
John Collins took bolt of ribbon
worth $4 from The Fair. Fined $10.
20th Ward Regular Democratic
club elected as follows: Pres., Manny
Goodman; sec'y Thos. Boyle; treas.,
School commissioners considering
vocational training for pupils at
Spalding school for crippled children.
"We were robbed," say models
who participated in Auditorium
fashion review. "Nothing to wear
but clothes" given by Garment Mfg.
ass'n. Say they were hoodwinked
by management out of $25 a week.
HOLDS SAME CAPITOL JOB FOR
Forty years on guard at the United
States capitol is the record of Frank
G. Jones. He donned a guard uni
form in 1876. The only member of
the present congress then in the na
tional assembly is "Uncle Joe" Can
non. Jones is 63. He holds the rec
ord for long service at the capital.
HOLD TWO IN DEATH MYSTERY
Frank Hillis and J. Crotty were ar
rested in the Great Northern hotel
last night when a man they "had in
vited to their room was found lying
bleeding on the floor. A short time
later he died.
Crotty claims to be a mining en
gineer. The men are being held for
the inquest this morning.
THREATEN ANOTHER GARMENT
STRIKE IN FIVE WEEKS
Another garment workers' strike
is expected in Chicago within five
weeks. Sidney Hillman, internation
al president of the Amalgamated
Clothing Workers' union, arrived in
Chicago today to look over the sit
uation. "If things are favorable I will call
another strike," he told a reporter for
The Day Book. "The executive
board, meeting in Philadelphia a
week ago, received a demand from
its Chicago council for a permit to
call another general strike immedi
ately. The executive board granted
me the power to call a strike."
A large number of mass meetings
have been held in the clothing dis
tricts in the past two weeks. There
was a general understanding among
Chicago clothing workers to go out
on strike March 15. It was in order
to avert too hasty action that Hill
man has come here.
In five weeks the fall season ar
rives. In all probability the strike
will be called at that time.
Recognition of the union, shorter
hours and more pay have been won
everywhere in the east Baltimore,
Philadelphia and New York all have
had successful strikes. A 50-hour
week and a 15 per cent increase in
pay has been granted in the great
majority of the shops.
Chicago garment workers have
been encouraged by the reports of
the eastern locals and Hillman says
the union can well afford the expense
of another strike.
HUNT CHECK FORGER
The greatest check forger in the
country, whose average income from
this pastime is $500 a. month, is be
lieved to be in Chicago. Warrants for
his arrest are held in every city of
any size in the country. The police'
don't even know his real name and
his aliases number in the hundreds.
Just now a number of private detec
tive agencies are after him,