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loss of single man killed. Few horses
and mules perished from trials of
Col. Dodd's two cavalry regiments
believed 135 miles south of border
near fertile Mormon -plains. Per
shing's cavalry vanguard may have
joined forces with Dodd, but arrival
of main infantry and artillery division
at Casas Grandes not yet reported.
24th and 25th regiments of infantry,
colored, left Columbus yesterday.
Quiet prevailed here and at nearby
Douglas, Ariz., March 20. Persis
tent rumors that Villa had escaped
pursuit of American and Carranza
forces and was safeJn Sierra Madres
east of Madera unconfirmed here to
day. Scouts under Gen. Luis Butierrez
who have kept local Carranza repre
sentatives informed of Villa's prog
ress have lost his trail.
Washington. Pres. Wilson will do
nothing in Mexico to embarrass Gen.
Carranza. Wishes of de facto gov
ernment will be adhered to in every
possible way while American expedi
tion is pursuing Villa. This was made
clear at conference early today be
tween president and Solicitor Polk of
It became known that if Carranza
deems it advisable not to permit use
of Mexican railroads by American
government in transporting troops or
supplies, U. S. will not demand that
roads be turned over or take them by
El Paso, Tex. American Mormon
colonists, relieved by presence of
Pershing's forces, were not inclined
today to leave Mexico. They were
likely to be ordered to border by Gen.
Jury in case of Jas. H. Knight
against Seney, Rogers & Co., bank
ers and real estate men in Continen
tal & Commercial Bank bldg., re
turned verdict of $58,000 in favor of
Knight Knight sued for money he
said -he Waned firm for stock deals.
MORE LABORERS QUIT WORK AT
Hundreds more today joined the
strike of laborers at the Pullman
Co.'s shops. At I. W. W. headquar
ters it was said that 2,500 would be a
conservative estimate of the number
now on strike. It is believed the
check to be made tonight will show
Three mass meetings were held
this afternoon and three more will
be held tonight The main meeting
tonight will be at Shank's hall, 205
E. 115th st Talks will be delivered
in six languages.
The attempt of the Pullman Co.
to fill the places of strikers with
strikebreakers has proven a fizzle.
The Pullman work in the plant is at
A strike similar to the one at the
Pullman Co. has been called at the
Chi. & 111. railroad repair shops, Dal
ton. The strikers are laborers, who,
like the striking Pullman laborers,
want wages raised from 19 to 22
cents an hour to 25 cents an hour.
A meeting for the Dalton strikers will
be held tonight at 107th and Indiana
ORPET GETS CHANGE OF VENUE
MAY DELAY TRIAL
-Will Orpet, Wisconsin university
student charged with the murder of
Marian Lambert, today secured a
change Of venue from Judge C. C.
Elwaris, Waukegan, to another judge
in the same county.
Judge Elwaris granted the change
after petitions submitted purported
to show he was prejudiced. As Or
pet's attorneys have been fighting for
a delay, which Jucige Elwaris has re
fused, the venue change is consid
ered a victory for Orpet An attempt
will now be made te delay the trial
Orpet was in court today entirely
minus the debonair bearing which
characterized his conduct immediately-
after his arresW
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