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WOMEN'S CHURCH FED. BODY
TO FIGHT FOOD HOGS
The Woman's ChurchFederation
stands ready to hack the Woman's
club with hearty co-operation in the
fight against the food gamblers, and
if a boycott on eggs is called; will re
spond.' Mrs. Lena B. Mathes, president,
sent to President Wilson resolutions
passed by the federation directed at
the conspiracy to control food prices,
and asking a federal investigation of
' production, transportation, storage
and distribution of food products,
with a view to relieving the present
Mrs. McKay, chairman of the com
mittee on church and labor, is mak
ing a plea through the 700 delegates
to the members of the federation to
do their Christmas shopping early.
The Woman's Church Federation
represents 18 Protestant denomina
tions and several hundred churches.
FIRING SOUTHOF JUAREZ
El Paso, Tex., Dec. 1. Shortly be
fore daybreak today firing began
about four miles south of Juarez.
About 150 shots were heard on the
American side of the border, but the
cause was not learned.
Native residents of Juarez believed
the city had already been attacked
by Villa and many ran to American
side of riverv
Military authorities here thought
defacto troops, outposts had sighted
roviAg band of Villistas known to be
hovering south of Juarez.
COTTON BLAST HURTS TWO
Peter Leski, 1924 W. Grandf av.,
and John Kiozinski, 1755 Grand av.,
probably fatally burned, in fire at
Cotton Specialty Co., 318 W. Ohio st
Were working over cotton pulveriz-j'
ing machine. Spark ignited cotton.
It exploded. Elizabeth Rukash, 1448
Dickson, and Annie Gracyk, 1335
Dickson, saved men by pulling them
from heart of flames.
Officials of company denied report
that it was gun cotton that exploded
in machine. Building was fireproof.
ARMY ORDER TO "GET VILLA"
STILL IN FORCE
Washington, Dec. 1. Original orr
ders to Gen. Pershing to "gst Villa"
still stand, the war department offi
cially stated today.
Officials said, however, that condi
tions are so altered since Pershing's
expedition started into Mexico that
he would await fresh orders from
Washington before making any
move. On the other hand, if oppor
tunity offered, he would strike "quick
blow'at Villa." .
Army men said this would have to
be a good opportunity, such as pos
sible establishment of Villa's head
quarters in Juarez. They added that
"if Villa puts his head into a lion's
mouth the mouth will certainly
Experts were inclined to think
Villa is too crafty to follow up his
apparent Chihuahua City success by
starting toward Juarez, which would
take him only 50 or 60 miles east of
The army censqr has only rumors
about the Chihuahua City situation
and as these are entirely unsupport-.
ed and contained no more informa-
tion than press reports, they are
It is known that the Carranzis'ta
garrison at Juarez, however, is un
easy over possibilities.
Officials said today very frankly
that the Northern Mexican situation
is such that a serious situation con;
fronts Carranza and, if the blow falls',
will radically affect future Mexican
developments. ( v
Mexican affairs were believed to be
behind plans for a conference today
between Sec"y of War Baker and he
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NEW YORK STOCKS. General
list irregular. Trading active.