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JUAREZ RIOTS CONTINUE.
TROOP WITHDRAWAL CAUSE
El Paso, Tex., Jan. 29. Serious
rioting by Mexicans at the Juarez
end of the International bridge was
resumed at 7 o'clock today. A crowd
of 500 men and women, incensed at
not being allowed to cross the bridge
until bathed, began throwing stones
and bottles at the American soldiers
doing duty as customs guards. Two
of the guards were injured by the
missiles. As the mob advanced
across the bridge a company of sol
diers charged them with clubbed
rifles and drove them back.
Serg't Peck of Company A, 23d
TJ. S. infantry, was struck by a
shower of stones and injured about
the head. Roy Schuyler of the cus
toms guard was struck by a bottle
and slighly injured.
Company A charged the mob and
pushed them back across the center
of the bridge. About 8 o'clock Mex
ican cavalry with whips charged the
mob and drove all off the bridge, but
were unable to disperse the crowd.
, Mexican newspapers printed here
declare that the rioting was the out
growth of a feeling of triumph over
Gen. Pershing's withdrawal from
Mexico, which, the newspapers de
clared, was forced by the Carranzista
Federal authorities announced
-that one Mexican was shot and
killed during riot yesterday and sev
eral others were slightly injured.
Trouble started when El Paso
health authorities took Mexican
women, suspected of being typhus
germ carriers, off street ears to give
them gasoline bath.
El Pasof Jan. 29. An evacuation
of American field base at Colonia
Dublan was in progress. Gen. Per
shing's expedition began burning
large quantity of grain, hay and
other supplies too bulky tp transport
to border, in order to prevent its
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A large detachment of handits, 1
following In wake of outpost move
ment from El Valle, is reported en
camped short distance from Colonia
Dublan, awaiting its evacuation by
American forces. Many wooden
structures built by American troops
were set on fire as movement north
Nearly 100 American colonists in
territory occupied by Gen. Pershing's
men reached Juarez, late last night,
fleeing in fear of bandits.
REPUBLICAN "LIBERALS" PLAN
TO CONTROL CONGRESS
Washington, Jan. 29. Taking the
bit in their teeth, Republican "liber
als" in congress will meet tonight to
plan the open kidnaping of the next
house of representatives.
The plot will be formulated at a
dinner given by Medill McCormick of
Chicago, who was elected to con
gress last fall.
Despite the fact that McCormick
sent out invitations to tonight's affair
more than a week ago, successful
secrecy has marked the plans of the
liberals up to today.
When the secret leaked it was par
ticularly pointed out that it is not a
"progressive affair," but a matter in
which "liberals" of both houses and
perhaps both parties will participate-.
Some of the senators who have
been invited are Borah, Cummins,
Gronna, Norris, Kenyon and Senator-,
elect Hale of Maine. Those house!
members invited are of the samei
Some of the house members in
vited are Lenroot, Gardner and Cop-
While George W. Perkins so far
has not appeared in the lineup, it is
known positively that he has beerL
and will continue to be one of the
chief "plotters." " ' (
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FIRE CAUSES PANIC
Small fire in Tuhl-Webb Coffee
Co., 626 W. Randolph, caused panic
among 300 employes early today,