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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 13, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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General Field Headquarters Ameri
can Expedition, in Mexico, June 12.
Wireless to Columbus, N. M., June 13.
Three or more Mexicans were
killed and several wounded by Capt
Otto W. Retheret's detachment of
the "Fighting Thirteenth" cavalry,
which, after a forced march, over
took and routed a remnant of Vil
lista Gen. Cervantes' band early yes
terday. The Americans suffered no
The Mexicans attempted to am
bush the Americans in a heavily
wooden canyon, 20 miles northeast
of Santa Clara, but the cavalrymen
dismounted and surprised the ban
dits on the flank.
The Villistas kept up a heavy rifle
fire for a few minutes, but broke and
fled when the Americans rushed
them. The' troopers followed up
their accurate fire so rapidly the ban
dits were prevented from reaching
their hprses and supplies.
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Waukegan, III., June 13. That
Marion Lambert threatened to kill
herself a few days before she was
found dead in Helm's Woods was the
bombshell testimony that Josephine
Davis, Marion's closest chum, sprung
in the trial of Orpet for Marion's
murder this afternoon.
Josephine Davis, star witness for
the state because of her positive evi
dence incriminating Will Orpet be
fore the grand jury which indicted
him on the charge of murdering
Marion Lambert, yesterday changed
her story and gave what's considered
by the defense evidence favorable to
Orpet. She said her change of heart
was due to sorrow over the "spiteful"
feeling she had cherished toward the
university student that had led her
to give false testimony previously.
It was Josephine who scoffed most
loudly at the theory of Marion having
guicided and who reiterated time and
again that Marion had been in happy
spirits up to the hour when she kept
the tryst with Orpet.
Yesterday she recalled every asser
tion she had previously made. She
"forgot" and "couldn't remember."
She "didn't know what had been in
the tablets Marion took nor where
she got them." She "knew Marion
had been despondent for several
weeks before she went to her death."
On the stand today Josephine said
her attitude toward Orpet changed
immediately after the prosecuting
attorneys interviewed her for the last
"Before that interview I was so
sorry, so partial," Miss Davis said. "I
could not give a fair answer. My
mother said I had' been too partial,
too much under the influence of the
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West Point, N. Y., June 13. "The
world is going to know that when
America speaks she means what she
says," Pres. Wilson told the military
academy graduating class today. A
moment' before he had said: "Un
doubtedly, gentlemen, this is the
duty of America, to be prepared."
President Wilson promised in be
half of the U. S. to uphold the Mon
roe doctrine. He promised, too, what
he did not promise when he made the
recent peace league speech, that
when the time comes America will
be ready to join the other nations to
see that "that kind of justice pre
vails everywhere that we believe in."
To be military does not mean mili
taristic, the president said. He asked
the West Point men not to forget
that they are citizens first.
Mentioning the "small number
who loved their countries more than
the country of their adoption," he
said: "No one who does not put
America first can consort with us."
Mrs. Richard Burke, Woodstock,
killed by Northwestern traic

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