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cities: 'The rate here is 6.1, or les3
than the average.
TROUBLED PEACE BOOKED FOR
El Paso, Tex., Dec. 23. Troubled
peace seemed to be assured for Mex
ico today. Bloody victory of Car
ranza general, Jacinto Trevino, out
side of Chihauhau City, during which
Villista army was routed after 800
were killed, was believed to have dis
posed of last large force opposed to
defacto Carranza government.
However, Gen. Jose Rodriguez in
Sonora and long-dormant Zapata in
south were not included in peace pact
signed in Juarez by principal Villista
Also Villa, who has become a sort
of a will-o'-the-wisp, was either still
bent on fighting Carranza to the end
or, according to another report, was
probably already on American soil.
Juarez has been quiet since Tues
day's fatal rioting.
Campaign to wipe out troublesome
Indian raiders along Mexican west
coast is being directed by Gen. Obre
gon from Nogales.
FORD LEAVES PEACE PARTY
FOR A SHORT REST
Christiania, Dec 23. Henry Ford
was misBing when the Ford peace
party left for Stockholm today to re
cruit delegates for neutral peace
Ford and Dean Marquit of Detroit,
one of his closest friends, disap
peared a few hours before time for
departure and their whereabouts
were unknown. Ford's physicians
said it was necessary that he detach
himself from the party to obtain
It is not known when Ford will be
able to participate actively in the af
fairs of the peace enterprise.
S. S. McClure, New York editor
who headed the insurgents aboard
the Oscar H, will leave the peace
party, it was announced today. Ac
companied by Gov. Hanna of North
Dakota he will tour belligerent coun
tries. As an instance of change in senti
ment in Christiania within a few
days, Ford was prominently men
tioned today in connection with the
Nobel peace prize. Certain newspa
pers expressed the view that Ford
might be rewarded for his good in
tentions, regardless of any accom
plishments. o o
MOTHER STRANGLES CHILD TO
SAVE HER FROM SHAME
Cincinnati, Dec. 23. Mrs. Minnie
Schmitz killed her 17-year-old
daughter Gertrude yesterday to save
her from life of shame.
"She was better off dead than alive,
so I strangled her with a necktie,"
she told police.
"All night long I brooded about
Gertie. She had threatened to leave
home. Last week she remained away
all one night
"It was 4 o'clock this morning
when I finally decided she would be
better dead than alive. I went to her
bedroom. She was asleep. I slipped
the tie under her neck. I had made a
"I was pulling it tight when Ger
'"What are you doing to me,
mother?' she said.
"I told her I was going to do what
I said I would do if she didn't mend
"She begged me not to kill her. I
pulled the tie tight. She struggled
"When she didn't struggle any
more and the blood began running
from her mouth I left her and went
back to my husband.
"Yes, I did it That's all. I did it
It had to be done."
Mrs. Schmitz said she had been
taking whisky because of worry.
Schmitz said his wife failed to un
derstand why the young girl desired
company of those of her age and
that she had overestimated her
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