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EL PAS - rAS
DA.I AND M1SKT RKPOKT.
Jaaoarj 1, 1914 12 Paget
TWO sfBCTiONS TODAT.
Sr and colder tonight and
1 9 13 Wa
December Best Monti of the Year, and 1913 Better Than
1912 "With Man; Merchants; Bankers Declare
Local Conation In Good Shape and
Outlyk Very Promising.
USINESS was bettor k S Paso during die Christmas season this year
AWAY IN D
1 than any other
"" more than 50 m
ally asked their opinion oil
Despite the trouble J
"cuses for bad bussness, t
year and went far ahea
El Paso. This opinion
as shown by the books
Ihis is the New
JlVthe past. This is the unanimous opinion of
tankers and business men who were person-
Mexico, the currency measure and any other ex
ist Paso Christmas trade surpassed that of last
tnr previous years in the history of commercial
based apefa die actual, dollars and cents figures,
die kftdin stores and business houses of the city.
s greedi, $ which the business men have for El
Mexican Knocks Woman Off of Sidewalk and Gets Her.
Purse Containing $2 Cash and $5 Check; Woman
Stunned by Blow Fryer's Bulldog Drives Off
the Burglars and Prevents the Rdbbery of
a Residence on Prospect Avenue.
year in the history ol trf city, just
month during the year I t 3, lbei.
newspaper advertising fr a
the tffect of the "Shopcarly
trend of th. Christmas uying is
reoort that more substatial
"Jimcracks" which fofceriy ft
clothing men noticed tis especial!
coacs were among the est sellers,
merchants or LI rasov
had prepared for, the
town people and not
and the shopping si
such as clothing, soil
Paso in general and thejgo farther,' y predicting that 1914 will be the best
s the month of December was the best
rchants do not hesitate to give credit to
are of this business and they say that
was also felt by the stores. Another
wn by the local stores, whose managers
re bought, instead of the old fashioned
a part of the Christmas business. The
Suits, overcoats, bath robes and house
say, while the department stores declare
that there were more fie, ready to aear suits sold this year than ever before.
The gist of the !tfcr.iation a to business conditions as pr en by the
that the trade was far better than they expected or
le aH had money with which to buy; it was the
transients and refugees who bought most liberally,
earlier with the more substantial and sensible articles,
and silver plate, most in demand.
These opinions as expressed by the business men, are:
Best It Has ver Had.
manager of tue
ready to wear deparient of the Pop
ular Dry Goods comSay "The Chtiit
ma? trade has beeiibigger and btter
than ever and t axter-Cnristinas
trade is the bizges ad beat .Jane Swv
ever had. This aplie. to
store, but especial- to the
rear department, eou,9
r .. . . 1 . '. A Vt SfXltSi XflXCS
17... .a.Hit tn rer -'tS. gl
J" Ul 0, . J - '- ' . .
silk stockings wen an-;; mrHaB
Handkerchiefs, am jewelry wit tO8
good leaders whil the toy dcj.artnlet
did a uip Dusine;
People Had Moari
J. U. Northman,
IFTEBN minutes after the advent
of 1914, Thursday morning, Wil
liam Valentine was held up at the
corner of Wyoming; and St. Vrain
streets, while on his way to his home
on Rio Grande street. Judging from
the net proceeds of the holdup, high
way robbery is not remunerative.
W hen told to hold up his hands, Val
entine handed out a $1 "biscuit" watch,
which the robber rejected with dis
gust. "The only thing I had on me,
was the watch," said the intended vic
tim. "I handed it over, but when the
man saw it, he stuck the gun in my
face, threw the watch on the pavement
and told me to beat it. I followed his
advice carefully, but after I saw him
leave, I went over and picked up the
watch, which only suffered a dent in
one side. The holdup man was a short,
heay set fellow, with a black mus-'
Mexican 'Robber Knocks Woman Down.
The holdup who attacked Mrs. M. B.
Durham fared better. After being
thrown from the sidewalk to the street,
where she lay stunned for a brief time,
Mrs. Durham, living at 1115 Myrtle
avenue, had her purse snatched from
her by a Mexican Wednesday night at
7 oclock. The holdup occurred within
a few doors of Mrs Durham's home.
At the time, Mrs. Durham was on her
way home. The Mexican, who was
coming from aa opposite direction, had
evidently seen the purse sne was car- i
rying in her hand. When he was about j
to pass Mrs. Durham, the Mexican I
grabbed her and threw her from the I
walk into the street. When she struck
the hard pavement, her face was badly
skinned, and otherwise bruised. After
wrenching the purse which contained
12 in cash and a S5 check, the Mexican
made good his escape.
Bull Dog Drives Off Burglars.
The bull dog of W. H. Fryer was on
the job when1 burglars, Wednesday
night, made an attempt to enter the
Fryer residence, 1002 Prospect avenue.
The burglars tried .the rear door of
the residence but the dog was there to
meet them. The continued barking of
the dog aroused the neighbors and the
'would be burglars were frightened
away. At the time of the attempted
burglary, .. and Mrs. Fryer were ab
sent from the home.
BLOODY SPECTACLE OF THE MORTALLY WOUNDED HORRIFIES AMERICANS
of business this ys
in any previous
money for every!
of this, we placed
on our counters
served for the whi
Imfs wire sold
night Toys move
expected and glo
had a brisk run
"Business has b
this year. If yo
at our store
j ear's Christmai
doing a wonder
Fred S. Norto
Book and Stati
was our Christ
The fire days
year were as goi
ness has been
have not had t:
a great deal
stock spoiled b;
it had to be
of this the
year has been
years and we
Evi. i iln(a.
Lnager of ver
- ine vsmmr
was greater than
and people ha
As an example
quantity of linens
are usually re-
oods sales. Those
etter than we had
, and hosiery also
Chr la trans.
better than ever
on t believe it look
best part of this
e is that it has
1st mas and we are
bf the International
ore Christmas uub
as the five dnvs be
t-year and the husi-
good since that we
to take account ioi
ember that we trad
re and waterand
ly. But in Mite
n up to former
y well saosxiea.
Bryan Bros. "Busi
ness has been'Iich better both in our
main store anfiere at our sale store.
The shopping B.rted earlier and there
was not the Ih a few days before
Christmas ihalsually occurs. But the
buyine was frisk throughout the
month and wf entirely satisfactory."
L. H. GreeJirg. Of the Bob Moore
company "I'M best ever is the only
way I can deifbe oar Christmas busi
ness. The dl before Christmas was
the biggest -Shave ever had, and it
was good thBghout December. The
shop earlv pgan had its effect and
people were hying much earlier this
year than 1
Good dncss Continues.
W. T. HisTl of the W. T. Hlxson
company 'Tfjness was better than
ever this ylsin our store and has
kept up aft(Christmas. The shoppers
got an earlj;tart this season and as
a result thl bought a large part of
their preseiB before the final rush
and we haniid them much better be-
the buying was the biggest we" have
ever had. The Christmas -trade started
earlv with small buying, and the
heaw buvins- -was done toward the I
last. We have also had a good after ; .
Christmas business and it is keeping j
P eaTUf" Any Previeas Year. ! - lQTB Wailt GOV-
,P-.H. Curran "From December i npl. ATntalV&PffiBGta&lSOTlOfiri?
tb eSristmaa day ur & JutftTMeat j "TW ."rT r-P""
far ahead of any previous year Cfertet- . n Min'p fTlTinvftre'
mas cards had a big sale and we haa 0 -M-llie U WHerS. x
some as high as $1. High priced books i
ana juvenile dooks aiso soia xasi, luu ,
Anlv AnartmAnt rtt e trarift thai- AIA
ipt keep up, being the cheaper priced
books. This shows that people had
plenty of money with which to buy."
More Practical Presents Bought.
Sam Blumenthal, of Blumenthal &
Bro. "Business was good this Christ
mas; more practical and more expen
sive goods were bought and there were
few exchanges. Leather goods had an
especially good sale and coats and
overcoats were bought for presents by
many this year. The after Christmas
trade has also been good."
Store Shows Business Good.
PEOPLE SIT ON KEG-
OF POWDER," DARROW
LANSING, Mich., Jan. L Represent
atives of state labor unions are
working on a plan whereby they
hope to effect a settlement of the
strike in the copper district. They will
j forward the plan to governor Ferris,
j asking him to send it to president
! Shaw, of the Calumet & Heels. Mining
El Paso Bids Farewell to the
Watar and J oy.
Hundreds of Wounded Struggle Through River To American Soil WMe Fighting at
Ojhaga Continues on New Year's Day Many Beg To Be Killed as Relief
From Sufferings Rebels Press Attack Vigorously Heavy
Guns Are Brought Into Play By the Rebels. 4 .
PRESIDIO, Texas, Jan. 1. The battle at Ojinaga, Mexico, between the northern division of the fedeSsl. anar
and rebels, continued this morning after having been lin progress aH night. Fixe or six hundred federals bad
already been killed and the wounded will be far m excess of that number, mlese reports ef refugees are greatly
Horrifying sights werewitnessed on the Amencan'slde before davlkrht. The wounded aaltfif. wU. LJ
I arms, legs shot of and injuries that later proved fatal, struggled through the river and pleaded with the American sol
diers tor help.
AH the physicians and medfcal suppJies available here were placed at the service of die disabled federals. Be
fore daylight more thap 200 wounded had sought relief on this side. Some of these were so badly injured that they
begged the American soldiers to frill them.
From the war scarred little village of Ojinaga back a mile from the river fliere cane what appeared to be an
endless tide of wounded. The fight on the border here has the appearance of being the most sanguinary conflict of the
present revolution. . .
tim wL-f -wj
riffitpl rksrirni, UiiilJl1jtMftilNU(M H II 1 1 ill MiiHilMilliM linn hint
on Qm side and sot kd'ht Mai
has more than 300 guas. w&ch he took
GREETS THE NEW
FELTZ Ano Nuevo Happy New Tear.
If clear- skies, a warm southern
sun and material prosperity make
for a happy New Year, El Paso is it.
The requiem of the old and the greet
ings to the new year were sounded in
El Paso at midnight by a chorus -choir
of whistles, led by the basso profundo
fire whistle and assisted by the smaller
soprano factory and mill whistles, auto-
mo mie norns ana every other noise
Mrs R NT .Tonkins nf tho .Tnfclns cumpany. ins union men aeciaea to
Piano company ."A look at our floor I take the matter over the head of gen- ; making device known to modern acous
will show what we have done this i pral mnao-A- jmnn MVMmo-,fnr t, . tics-
1 '-s"v wc uvui uriu iegisiaiure,
wnicn raaae a sanara out of the palai
vve nave oui len piaiim i , i, . .. ...ii ..
on the floor this year when we have j "". "" "r -"b vu.u bcuuiudiii.
0 or 80 during the ordinary season. : ",u "as " iuiu"b companies to
iaeecamssssdW the United States border Datrol.
Durmg the night the groaning of the wounded on the batdefidd on the opposite side of the river could be
heard by the American cavalrymen. The firing in the darkness seemed to be heavier than it had yet been. The rebels
had brought up their artillery for which they waited yesterday.
Last night the rebels fought their way practically into the breastworks of federals and it looked for a tune as
though the rebels would either capture the garrison or force the whole federal army across the river. Quite a number
of deserters did rush to the American side but were driven back by Maj. McNamee's United States troops. The
federals made a desperate rally near daylight this morning and succeeded in driving the rebels back and have held their
cause of it
C. S. Pic
of this ca
Li. H. Tu
manager of the .Elite
was the biggest we
The papers deserve a
dit for advocating the
nd we reit th affects
n early in Dqcentbr ."
of the R. CXigBtbody
had a heavy business
day of December until
4 the five days before
b$ tar the best we . ave
Bad Mere Meaty.
teg, or siiberDerg Bros.
re money xor Christmas
yonc- ever knew of and
The business this year has been good
and there has been a good demand for
Better Than Last Tear.
"W. R. SchuU, of the El Paso Piano
company "Out business this year at
Christmas time was better by 20 per
cent than that of last year. Grand
pianos had a brisk sale, n'ayer pianos
a,nd rolls for the tangb ha also sold
well. The business was better than
December of last year."
Is Entirely Satisfied. .
Fred J. Feldman "We sold a third
more in our art department this Christ
mas than in any year since it was es
tablished. When you consider that
everything in this department is of the
finest quality and ordinarily consid
ered as a luxury, you will appreciate
what this fact means. In the kodak
and portraiture departments, the
Christmas business was very good and
many of the hand colored portraits
were sold during the holiday season.
xne Dusiness of the month, like that of
the year, was very good and we are
Advertising Brinycs Big Business.
J. F. Daniels, of the A. D. Fos
ter Jewelry company "Advertising
throughout the year brought us the
biggest Christmas business we have
had. The business this year was far
ahead of that of last year, and we at
tribute much of the success of the
season to the consistent advertising
campaign which we have carried on
throughout the year. People would
read of some special article through
the advertisements, and would come
back six months later and ask for it
We did not expect as large a business
this year, and it was a little slow in
starting, but the last week was so
much beter than the last week last
year, that -we had more cash on Christ
mas eve whan vre closed than we did
at the same time the year previous."
-' Herald Ads Did It.
W. G. Walz., jr., of the W. G. Wall
company "The biggest ever. That is
the only "way I can describe our CrJrist
mas trade this year. Victor-Victrolas
led, but all lines were good including
the kodak, record and athletic depart
ments. There was little or no refuge
business included in our Christmas
rush and, we pive much of the. credit
to the advertising results we obtained
from The Herald."
Better Than Last Year.
come to terms, or at least submit the
differences between them and their
employes to a board of arbitration.
In a conference Wednesday between
Clarence Darrow, counsel for the
Western Federation of Miners, and
governor Ferris, the governor said he
would continue to do everything in his
power to bring about a settlement, he
did not say he would call a special
session of the legislature and attempt
to force the passage of a tonnage tax.
Darrow told the governor the people
of the upper peninsula .were literally
3iiung upon a Keg 01 powder mat was
liable to explode at any time. He said
the copper strikers halve no chance to
get a fair hearing before the grand
jury in Houghton county, Mich He
charged that 10 members of the grand
jury are allied with interests hostile
Lto the strikers.
COrtONKH'S JURY RETURN'S
OPEN VERDICT ON TRAGEDY
Calumet, Mich., Jan. 1. An open ver
dict including a finding that the
Christmas eve panic, which cost 72
lives in Italian hall, -was caused by an
alarm of fire raised within th hall.
was returned Wednesday night by the
coroner's' jury which for three days
ua oeeii nearing evidence
pants in the disaster.
ui inirsi aner :3U Wednesday evenV
there was considerable celebrating of
the kind tha.t makea a rmmii.1. oni
of mineral water in deraand-on the I
morning alter the night before. It was
the last round trip on the joy riding
car before the annual pilgrimage i-n the
water cart and many availed them
selves of the opportunity to get a little
exercise by mounting the whoop-eai-up
wagon and then hurdling to the sprink
ling cart. The celebrators were all
good natured and were not molested by
aji iiuuikiu ponce xorce unless they
leda of Wennded in Presidio.
al hundred vnnnHad faJ.Mlii
! been broueht to the Amertnn
sloe and are being cared tor to the
oest advantage by the Red Cross so
ciety, assisted by the United States
Several hundred , women and children
have been brought to the American
side to be out of danger of the rebel
shells. They are m camp near Presidio
Mexican Consul Killed.
Pedro Garma, Mexican consul at
Marfa, was killed yesterday afternoon
when his automobile turned turtle
while en route from Marfa to Presidio
with money to pay off the Mexican fed
erals at Ojinaga.
Rebels Use Artillery.
Gen. Toriblo Ortega's 000 rebels,
scattered over the surrounding hills,
after driving the 4000 federals from all
their outposts and into the shelter of
attempted to make lnv tn , 0ni. i adobe buildings and inner trenches.
gators in the plaza or climb the San i PS11 a sundown Wednesday to ad
Jacinto flag pole. Vance their artillery with a view of
Social ninl. Rim. n .... !
Socially. New Year's woo vaiihi.n.j '
in many clubs, hotels and homes. The
most pretentious celebration was that
given by the Social club at Hotel Paso
del Norte. The New Year's eve watch
party is an annual event of the winter
dancing club and each year an effort is
made to surpass the celebration of for
mer years. The dance was held in the
ballroom and the supper and watch
Party in the main lobby, which had
been curtained off from the remainder
of the first floor. The lobby was flraped
in imitation snow, the tables were dec
T teln cotton snow and snowballs
were thrown at the imitation snow man
demolishing the custom house and
horse corral, where the bulk of the
federals and their officers were housed.
Maar Reported vl'enBded.
Numbers of the federal officers, in
cluding Gen. Marcello Caraveo, com
mander of volunteers, were reported to
have been wounded or killed. Much of
the rebel cavalry fire was of no effect,
but when Gen. Ortega put into action
from the valley below the village the
field pieces which had been brought
from Chihuahua, the outlying adobe
huts crumbled into heaps of dried mud.
leaving a clearer range into the heart
of the settlement.
The federals, though inferior in num
bers, had the advantage in position, be
cause, from the village, they were able
to sweep the valley commanding the
approach. Despite the belief that they
were running short of ammunition, tte
federals showed a revived determina
tion to make a pluckv stand. ' Their
flre was often directed into the midst
of the rebel ranks. One of their shells
burst on an opposite hill where a body
of rebels had ascended to command a
range on the federals. The explosion
caused a scurrying of rebels and left a
number on the ground.
Tried to Drive Federals Oat.
During the 60 hours at fighting, so
far as was observable, the rebels stead
ily gained ground, while the operation
of the federals became more limited.
To frighten the federals into a retreat
across the border into Texas and thus
end the battle without a prolonged
siege or without the results, fatal to
both sides, of a close encounter, was
obviously the purpose of the rebel com
manders. Only from the few deserters or
wounaea ieaerai soldiers who succeed
ed in gaining the AnRrican side, after
running the mile of flat land Interven-
(Con tinned on page 9, colnan 5.)
(Continued on next page, 1st column.)
REBEL ARMY OPENS A
ON NUEVO LAREDO; F
NEW YEAR WISHES OF EL PAS0ANS; SOME
THINGS THEY WILL DO OR WANT TO SEE DONE
- BN. PANCHO VILLlA, "Constitu
tionalist" army "Happiness for
my country is what I want the
new year to bring."
Gen. E. Aguirre Benavides, m
mander of the Juarez rebel garrison
"Peace, under a just and honorable
government, is what I desire for my
country during the new year."
Jose Velarde, mayor of Juarez
"Complete extermination of Victoriano
Huerta and all his associates and the
establishment of a "Constitutionalist'
To Be On the Job Dally.
Police chief I. N. Davis "For the po.
A. Stolaroff. of the China Palace I lice department to be on the iob everv
We did as much business during the day of the year and whatever record
Christmas rush as we coulH with onr
small store. We uad a better stock
this year than last, and we could have
MAYOR C. E. KELLY: The best gpi to the city of El Paso will be the,
scenic highway. In line with ftls will be the improvement of the
parks. With the securing of tie scenic highway and the improve
ment of the parks I will consider that we are doing a mighty fine business
here. As for the improvement of the parks, money has been set aside for
the work to be done afVashington park and the parking of Eighth street.
.Hie money is available stad the work wfil start at an early date. I will be
completely satisfied if he police and fire departments maintain the same
record for the year 19 as they did for the year 1913. You know that we
have more miles of paved streets than any city in Texas more than any
city of the same siz?. The fire and poliee departments are the best in the
(Continued on page 2, col. 1.)
MEETDEA TH WHILE
:bra ting new year
JCITY, Mo, Jan. 1. Two men met death here todav while narfiri.
in Hew Year festivities. Frank T Croll. a salesman of Wear Vnrl-
Itricken with heart disease while in a taxicab with a party of
lort tune oeioie croli and his friends had been dancing at sne of the.
fBollnian, a traveling- salesman of this citv. fell while denrjnlinr i
afe and sustaiaed injuries from which he died at a hospital two
was made by the department for the
year xau 10 excel it tor tne year 1814."
Capt. W. D. Greet "To keep the
town as clean as possible and free from
gambling and liquor violations."
Jesse C. Stansel, chief of city detec
tives "To quit worrying and let the
other fellow do it, and to keep on do
ing business at the old stand as long
aa mayor. Kelly is willing."
Fire chief W. W. Armstrong "To go
to as few fires as possible. "
For Greater anil Better City.
Burt Orndorff, manager of Hotel
Sheldon "A greater and better El
Paso, more buildings and paved streets,
a mesa drive, a new city and county
building, a new high school and an au
ditorium, is my wish for the new
Postmaster J. A. Smith Nothing.
absolutely nothing that I know of, as
long as they let me alone with the
postoffice. I don't smoke, I don't swear
and I don't drink, so what have I to
swear off on except the job of post- I
master? And that
want to do."
Itesolves to Milk
. a. yuver, united S'
o.-jnd aiy novel New
"u iu "uik a cow. A
""i uarn tne other nigh
the high cost of living.
..t?- u Cobb, collector
o er to my New Year'
niini, inai i will tr
fi? Kaml tne entie cusi
n.c ucai ana most effii
service in its hit..,. .
make no resolutions aboii
an v mure speeches
Maj. W J. Pewel "t
least 25 times every day
men and I so what's the
-.. ,..., cw resolutions
at I d? not
,lf arrived at
and it is up
d cut down
to give El
No. I wiUJ
rear off at
6e of maK-
ni8 Didn't Holrt wJter.
Djir, attorney "My only reso- I
l"iIon.fc! that Lwm mlLke no resolu
tion this New Tear's, the others hav
ing and failed to hold water before the
supreme court of time."
Charles B. Stevens "The year 1913
was a hoodoo one for me and the only
resolution I will have for the new one
is that 1 will make money and as much
of it as is possible."
'avid McKnight. chief of ran,v
clerks "The only swearing I will
iuiy ao mis year will be at the
Is post since the limit has hn
creased to 50, pounds."
To Serve EI Paso Store.
ev. Perrv .T "Ricp "That T will ,.1,
-ig make my church serve El Paso more
10 mane iii i-aso a better city to live
Rev. J. E. Abbott "I am coins: to
to get everybody in the city to go
to church on
January 11, and then keep
.Continued on next page, column t.
AKEDO. Texas. Jan. 1 Mexican
rebels renewed their skirmishing
on the outskirts of Nuevo Lstredot
an hour before dawn. Several hundred
shots were firfed. Preliminary fighting
for possession of the town, now gar
risoned by about 2000 federals, had be
gun soon after midnight. Lulls in the
tiring were frequent.
Soon after the beginning of hostili
ties, homes on the American side of
the border, that might be within line
of fire, were deserted.
The rebel forces appeared to number
between 3000 and 4000 men, or nearly
twice as many as the federals.
Fighting was begun today when a
column of federal infantry, led by a
squadron of cavalry, dashed out of
Nuevo Laredo toward the east, where
some "Constitutionalists" seemed to oc
cupy an exposed position. As the at
tac&iner column nasaerl a Doint near the
Rio Grande, three federals broke from
ranks and ran toward the river. Their
comrades shot them dead.
Federals Dnxh Out, Then Retreat.
As the federal sortie was about to
reach the "Constitutionalist ' lines, the
main body of rebels appeared south of
the city, coming from a different direc
tion than the column of "Constitution
alists" which the federals were about
to attack. Back into the city the fed
eral column dashed, and machine guns
began a steady fire on the main body
of rebels, which soon withdrew By 'J
oclock the firing had lulled to an oc
casional rifle shot.
The federals' main figfcting the first
three hours was done from semi-circular
entrenchments composed of load
ed freight cars protected by bags of
The American city was not touched
by bullets during this stape of the
flghtintj. American soldiers lined the
river banks with orders not to permit
combatants to cross.
The time limit, set in the demands
of Gen. Pablo Gonzales, rebel com
mander, for the surrender of the town,
expired at midnisrht. Fir.nc opened :it
once and continual at intervals Prac
tically i all noncombatants in the town
had crossed to the American side of
the line early in the evenlns;. The
federals made no response to tCe rebel
demand for surrender.
N (Inarter for Hnertfarlas.
Gen. Quintana arrived at Nuevo La
redo, early Wednesday night with fed
eral reinforcements, increasing the
garrison there to about 2200 men.
A circular addressed to citizens of
Nuevo Laredo said no quarter would
be given by the "Constitutionalists" to
any one found bearing arms in support
of the "traitor" Huerta.
3M Dead, Red Cnh Reports.
The assault during the forenoon be
came terrific as the rebels steadily
Red Cross workers reported that they
had found over 200 dead, with many
wounded, and that the loss of life would
run much higher. Use of machine guns
on both sides accounted for many
The first onslaught was Indetermin
ate. The "Constitutionalists" retired
about 9 oclock, promising to renew the
battle probably this afternoon.
REBELS USE JUAREZ
COLLEGE AS BARRACKS
"Constitutionalists" in Juarez have
ordered the professors of the Juarez
Agricultural college to leave the coun
try and the entire college, including
buildings, grounds and the experimental
farm, have been confiscated to the
The reason for the confiscation given
was that the college is owned by the
national government and has received
ltg support from the Huerta adminis
tration in Mexico Citv. prof. Romulo
Escobar has been in charsre of the col
lege since it was established and is
said to have been one of the profes
sors ordered out.
All nf the instructors and helpers
have also bee.n orderi d off of th- c-1-leue
i.ropeTv ami it will be occupiej
as i rfMiie .t i bari.-cks.