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FEAR KILLING OF MEXICANS
MAY CAUSE TROUBLE
El Paso, Tex., Jan. 24. HI feeling
against Americans in Mexico was in
creased today by the"execution of
two Juarez Mexicans for the murder
of one American.
Bernardo- and Frederico Duran,
who died with a curse on their lips
for Americans, had many friends in
Juarez and reprisals are feared to
day. Bernado Duran declared before he
died that he shot the American be
cause he was trying to force entrance
to Bernado's home.
"I defended my rights as any man
would," he cried. "My brother here
is entirely innocent. He didn't fire
a shot, but they are going to kill him,
too. He is being sacrificed to your
American public opinion."
The two men refused to be blind
folded and their execution by a firing
squad for the killing of Bert Akers,
American ranchman, last Friday, was
one of the most gruesome incidents
of Mexico trouble near El Paso.
About fifty Americans, including sev
eral women, witnessed the execution
and heard the Durans hurl vile oaths
Washington, Jan. 24. Summary
execution by Carranza authorities at
Juarez of the two murderers of Bert
L. Akers, American ranchman, was
regarded by officials here today as an
earnest of Carranza's anxiety to pro- j
tect Americans. Official notification '
of the executions was expected today.
Punishment of the murderers also
somewhat allayed pro-intervention
agitation in congress.
Pig from barn at 1145 W. Taylor,
broke up meeting in Lessing club
house, Taylor and Racine. Caught
Guess there no chance for a spring
Thaw trial this year.
Ford may not be a good sailor, but
who'll say he isn't a good skipper?
TRAIN SMASHES STREET CAR
-THREE ARE KILLED
Jas. Sconnel, 3758 Eddy st; Jas.
Mullon, 3934 N. Francisco av., and
Vincent Secan, 2540 N. Robey, traffic
foreman of the ChL Surface Lines,
were killed today when a Chicago, fy
Milwaukee & St Paul passenger train " "
hit a street car at Cicero av.
Peter Drofines, 1512 Sawyer av.;
A. L. Miller, 2745 N. Whipple, and
others were hurt.
It is believed the car stalled on the
tracks. It was hurled several yards
and toppled over. Some laborers
were injured when the car landed in
Crew of the car, Wm. Millham,
4173 Elston av., conductor, and John
Lustig, 4111 Richmond av., motor
man, were being held pending cor
SANGER TRIAL CONTINUED
SHE GAINS SUPPORTERS
New York, Jan. 24. Despite "ru
mors that the government may drop
the case, friends of Mrs. Margaret
Sanger, whose trial on the charge of
publicly advocating birth control was
again postponed today, are energet
ically mapping out plans for defense.
Mrs. Sanger was not in court to
day to answer the charge of sending
obscene literature through the mails.
The government passed the case and
it was put over to February.
"The right of freedom of speech
and of freedom of pen is questioned
in the indictment found against Mrs.
Sanger," said Miss Fola LaFollette,
daughter of the Wisconsin senator. $)
"That is why so many persons are
rallying to her support. Whether one
agrees with her methods of agitation
or not, her case ought to arouse pub
lic opinion and initiate a movement
to change our archaic federal andx
state legislation to accord with mod
Yuma, Ariz. Crest of second flood
reported to be coming down Colorado
and Gila rivers. .