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TRIB IS SUED FOR $25,000 AL
The Trib is in again. Another li
bel suit, this time for $25,000, has
been' filed against the morning pa
per. The suit rises from the one of the
nbmerous stories about Arba N. Wa
terman and his deals with the Chi
cago Title and Trust Co. and Carle
ton Hudson-Betts, called the "count
A West Side real estate dealer, Sol
Rubin of 3530 W. 12th st, is suing
the Tribune. According to his attor
neys, Clark & Clark, he was libeled
in a yarn printed on Jan. 6.
The story as the Tribune told it ex
plained how Hudson was accused of
buying different pieces of property
from the aged and infirm Judge Wa
terman for-$500 and selling them for
$5,000. And Rubin was dragged in.
An- ambitious Tribune reporter
wrote a story claiming that Rubin
admitted buying property from Wa
terman at ridiculously low prices and
selling it at a profit
The Tribune had a "scoop" on Jan.
6, but the attorneys for Rubin say it
will be a costly one' if they can make
it so. The "scoop," truth of which
is denied by Rubin, reads in part:
"Rubin admitted last night to The
Tribune that he secured numerous
pieces of property from Judge Wa
terman since 1911. Acqor.ding to
Rubin, he bought the property and
was given deeds.
"How would you reach -an agree
ment on its price?" he was asked.
"Well, we would talk it over and
Mr. Hudson would talk it over with
him and then I would pay what Judge
"Did you buy any property from
him for $500 which later was sold
"Sure I did, but it was what Judge
Waterman asked for it"
"Have you bought much property
from Judge Waterman?" '
"Yes, I have bought about all he
"No one else was let in on it?"
CARRANZA PLANS ELECTIONS
MEXICO CITY TO BE CAPITAL
El Paso, Tex., Jan. 25. While
Francisco Villa was organizing flying
regiment of cavalry today as nu
cleus of new revolution Gen. Car
ranza at Queratora was endeavoring
to set up effective defacto govern
ment Task of bringing Mexico out
of anarchy, poverty and disease,
which prevails in many sections, ac
cording to refugees, has heretofore
been eclipsed by necessity of sup
pressing malcontents and bandits.
Carranza is now planning for election
of congress and afterward a presi
dent Capital will be re-established
in Mexico City after one or both elec
tions are held.
Most drastic step to allay misery
of Mexican people was reported from
Chihuahua City, where Carranzista
governor, in order to avoid extortion
ate prices, has taken direct charge of
sates of food stuffs.
Villa and Army at Hearst Ranch?
" With report that Villa was raising
a new army at Hearst ranch in Chi
huahua, nothing was heard from Car
ranza troops sent to bring in bandit
chief dead or alive.
TO MAKE PROTEST TO ENGLAND
ON TRADE RESTRICTIONS
Washington, Jan. 25. Diplomatic
problems between Europe's warring
powers and U. S. multiplied today.
Administration has practically
drafted protest to England opposing
British restrictions upon American
"trading with the enemy." England
is to be told in vigorous and unequiv
ocal terms that this government will
not recognize as legal British law
disturbing commercial relations of
American firms or corporations
which have German interests. Ad
ministration will not question Eng
land's right to apply law to her own.
corporations and citizens.