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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 15, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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El Paso, Tex., Jan. 15. Americans
were fleeing from Northern Mexico
today. Threats ofjpandits to exter
minate foreigners, murder of total of
20 Americans and one Englishman
in Chihuahua within last week and
state department's appeal to leave
troubled districts were having their
Special train sent, from El Paso
was returning from Parrall, a mining
town in Southern Chihuahua, with
about 150 Americans, including
many women and children. Fifty
two other refugees arrived here last
To prove that -Gen. Jose Rodri
guez was captured and executed by
Col. Maximo Marquez, the dead ban
dit's body was being brought to
Juarez for identification by Amer
ican authorities. Redrlguez is held
responsible for murder of George F.
Parsons, an American, and Peter
Keene, Englishman. He was also
charged in early reports with the
Santa Ysabel massacre.
Carranzista commanders were ur
gently requested by state department
to afford ample protection to the 500
Mormon colonists in Casas Grandes
district who refuse to leave.
New York, Jan. 15. Every mem
ber of the gang qf Mexican bandits
responsible for massacre of Ameri
cans at Santa Ysabel will be executed
immediately upon capture, Gen. Ja
cinto Trevino, Carranza commander
has wired United Press.
The Daily News and the Hearst
papers are having a slow, hard time
of it getting Sam Insull to tear down
the Market street stub of the Chi
cago & Oak Park Elevated railroad.
The stub is a grimy and rusty struc
ture standing next to the colored-tile
imitation oriental architecture of
the Hearst bldg. On the other side
of it is land bought by Victor Law-
I son. as a new site for the Daily News.
So these newspapers have been try
ing to get the stub torn down. Sam
Insull, head of the elevated road
combine, says not yet Master in
Chancery Morrison yesterday gave
his opinion to Federal Judge Kohl
saat that the stub is not illegaL Kohl
saat will take a crack at the case
with a decision of his own when he
get good and ready. Until then the
stub stands, a thing of rust and a
killjoy forever.
London. Austrians lost 100,000,
including 10,000 men made prisoners,
during recent Russian offensive.
Berlin. German government to
day rejected suggestion made by Sir
Edward Grey. British foreign min
ister, that Baralong case, in which
officers of British Bteamer were ac
cused of murder of German subma
rine crew, be submitted to investiga
tion by court of American naval
officers. "
Rome. Fleeing from Montenegrin
capital, diplomatic corps 'at Cettinje
has arrived at Scutari, Northern Al
bania, accompanied by several Mon
tenegrin officials.
Straggling bands of Montenegrin
soldiers crossing Albanian frontier to
escape capture by Austrians are being
harassed by Albanian guerillas.
Fighting is going on northeast of
Whereabouts of King Nicholas and
Montenegrin force that withdrew
from Cettinje is mystery. Believed
king is making way southward to
Scutari, from which place he will con
duct negotiations with Austrians who
have proposed separate peace.
Remnants of Montenegrin armie?
virtually, surrounded when last re
ports were received here from Cet
tinje. London. Spanish steamer Bayo
struck mine and sank Thursday in
bay of Biscay, off French seaport of
LaRochelle. 25 of crew drowned. 1

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