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dUJMB XXIV. WAXAHACHIE. TEXAS, SATI RDAY, DECEMBER l!H6. NUMBER 217. ^ | in !em yjl'ATlOX IN XOKTHKRX LjKX)WUKtJAKI)KI* AS K\ tremklt CRITICAL. ii fj move tirnui/a Military Leaders Arc liitii* for Next Move hy Villa, ylicvc He Will Kvueuate Chihuahua. 5, paSO, Texas. December 2.— B(sl Gonzales, commander of the d garrison, has admitted to *!s that the situation of the Car jjfljvertment in northern Mexico Mperate." 1'Villa attempts to hold Ohihua i®y we' will be able to converge three sides with heavy forces Iumihilatc his command,” said tslfs today. “Hut the indications •dot be is making ready to move ia. We have his escape to the 4 cut off.” rai their disorganized forces sad throughout the state of ttukua Mexican military leaders jginitfd Villa's next move. Kef p# wiving at the border said the o£ forces began preparing to - t_ *_ .1_ _ UK vuiuuaiiuii t Ktrains had been made up at the han Central railway station at lapittl and quantities of loot and gins for the bandit army were 14 loaded on the cars. Heavy is of artillery were taken from ft Ron hill and loaded on flat ft Mexican consulate hero said (■ovement of General Trevino’s ijliter its flight from Chihuahua ly was not known. Conimuniea ■ has been established only a part ftvay to Chihuahua, hrij today state department ras aid the situation regarding rafety of the six Americans known ate been in Chihuahua City at ittoe of the attack is ominous. Hark of news of the fate of the fctians for the entire week r the evacuation of the ftf the Carranzistas is looked up u portentous. The government »ti ire questioning every offi of the government forces arriv ! it the border for news of the Pratts and other foreigners, but iaaly news obtained is that a kj of Americans, Including Geo. feiadiam, were seen standing be kthe tracks and asking adntls * so the refugee train. The only ^ for the remaining men is that i; aay have fled to the hills or ‘■cth Ueneial Trevino’s army to !»atheast of the city, itaury officials here point out ■*'ilia will probably move west 1 along the line of the Mexican -‘estern railway after evacuat --'huahua in order to leorganize '■orcM in preparation for another All military authorities agree Kitw**l to almost impossible for ’jiadita to hold the city against - ermined assault unless they are applied with artillery and am bition. 4 search for Villa sympathizers -- J among the Juarez garrison was Ire gun today following the discovery •hat all the gun? brought notth had been disabled by the breachloeks hnv J <ng been removed. | Dears, of an immediate bandit nt ,tack on Juarez were lessened today | by reports of preparations for the evacuation of Chihuahua City by the bandit army. With the fall of Chi huahua simultaneous campaigns against the Carranza government tv ere started In at) parts of the coun itry by revolutionary leaders, accord ling to advices reaching hen. A eon jeerted movement in several south ern states took place at the time of II Villa's assault on the northern capi tal. Information of the state of af fairs existing throughout Mexico has reached the United States officials (here. During the last week four' !cities in Southern Mexico foil before' the revolutionists. Hie city of Ori-j 'znba in the state of Vera Cruz is said : to have been taken by adherents of j Felix Diaz lust Saturday, w hile the j capital of the state of Pueblo is now j under siege by the Felielstas. In j the federal district near Mexico City i ithe followers of Zapata have taken jcuerneana Vaca and the Zapatistas ;are now operating in that district. In Ithe state of Oaxar.a combined forces of revolutionists are approaching the capital, according to word reaching the border. eggs rnirn ME HAMMERED DOWN BOY(X»TT BY ( HK'AUO HOI SE WIVE8 FORCES DOWN’ PRICES OF COMMODITIES. lEggs Drop One Cent u l>ozen and Butter Falls Two Cents—Big Smash Is Kx|ie<-ted. CHICAGO. Dei. 2.—Boycotts by housewives against butter, eggs aud poultry began to hammer down prices on these commodities and commis sion men today were anxiously watching developments. The effect j of the boycott first became apparent yesterday when wholesale prices on ! eggs dropped one cent, retailing from | cold storage at 38 to 39 cents. But ter fell two cents, extra grades re tailing at 43 to 4 5 cents. A letup in the Thanksgiving de mand for turkeys brought a tumble of four cents in live birds and two cents for dressed at wholesale. ”1 look for a big smash in prices,” Health Commissioner Robinson said. "The women ail over the country are instituting boycotts.” lit inn win now ir urn CONTENTION OYER TEN DAYS' RELEASE CLAUSE MAY RE SULT IN STRIKE. The National Commission Determined to Have Clause Inserted In New Contracts—Opposed bj Players. CHICAGO, Dec. 2.—Open war be tween the player and baseball mag nates that may wind up in a strike by the Players' Fraternity was one of the possible outcomes as the N’a .LVffTox, December 2.— \ II tij. *e,t ^ hihuuhua City be- | ^ . *tl,0» of Villa began there |w!u^rt,,M*nt representiitites on ! ts »lwu»"We ,n,<* h-' refugees j W they talked, the depart-! Or-i today. The refuse s ^Vinl *‘P*,tmont ^‘der officials I, no looting n,,(l that 1 ttrv; no foreigners, eveept j "**"*■. had been killed. v.\ 1.1: cm i>l oil is I*LACEI» OX MAKKI T DALLAS, Tex.. Her 2. - The Map nolia Fretrollum ■ ompany today an-j uouuced $1.00 a l rrel as the price’ of A'alc crude oil. This is the f rst • time the company 1 is listed that i product. Read the Light—get all the news. O • • i \»<» i» i imni; w \*- >11 « • m ii \i> i r? i ri» i.ovi * • + ♦ DALLAS. Texas. December « ♦ I r : lie 1 lie ' e ♦ ♦ lift to !otf; take t ;*n 1 (hat ♦ ♦ it do* vi;* ( ♦ ♦ T!u wa .1 i' .,i- oUl ".an ♦ lb who re'n i| to (tiv>> his p imo ♦ ♦ ho turn I ov-i a . • : < ■ -there*’. ♦ ♦ flowcis to th" Fnited « h:i' ti - ♦ !♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ II ions I Commission went into session : here today. An important change i that Is planned In tho players’ i ei tracts Is expected to bo tin* trouble mater. The com mi "'ion is determin ed to insert tho ton days’ release clause in the new contract forms, and Dave Fultz, loading the frat r nity, i« just as determined that It will not bo tiller »ted by the players. The commission, composed of Hnu Johnson, president oi the American league: John K. Tenet', president of thi* National lougue; Gary Herr mann, president of the Cincinnati club, is seeking a form of contract that will siand the test of tho courts. To oifset complaints against the ten i day’s release clause it is possible that players will be protected by a liability clause intended to sa' o them losses in salary. III AMERICAN FOOTBALL TEAMS ARE AM; PECK OF PITTSBURGH WILL UK CAPTAIN OF THE FIRST TEAM. By H. C. HAMILTON. NEW YORK. Dec. 2. The nil American football teams have been selected as follows; First team—Baston. Minnesota, left end; DeVitalls, Browns, left tackle; Black, Yale, left guard; Teck, Pittsburgh, center and cap tain; Fox, Yale, right guard; West, Colgate, right tackle; Berry, Pennsyl vania, right end: Shiverick. Cornell, quarter back; Harley, Ohio Stats, left half back; Hastings, Pittsburgh, right half back; Oliphant, Army, full back. Second team—Highley, Princeton left end; Wheeler, Harvard, left tackle; Dadnun, !lnr\ard, left guard and captain; McEwan, Army, center; Good, Colgate, right guard; Gates, Tale, right tackle; Cofall, Notre Dame, right end; Anderson, Colgate, quarter back; Driscoll, Northwes tern, left half back; Pollard, Browns, right half back; Wyman, Minnesota, rail back. eiuibhIn arms mayjiecome issue [ARRAN/.A ADVISERS IN WASH INGTON ARE NOT PLEASED WITH REGULATIONS. Claim Thut Lack of Ammunition Was Responsible for the Fall of Chihuahua—Cont rover, sj Promised. WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. - The American embargo on shipments of arms and ammunition promises to be come a live issue between this gov ernment and Mexico. Carranza advisers here are secret ly displeased with the Cnited State. regulations which they claim is prac ticed — though ugt in theory against the Carranzistas to prevent the Vilistas from getting shipments. They say frankly that a lack of am munition was solely responsible for reverses at Chihuahua City. On tli other hand American officials hint that the Carranz'ctas had sufficient ammunition but the Vilistas wrest ed it from them. As the embargo now stands this government is preventing shipments of arms across the border to tho Carranzistas for fear it will fall in to tho hands of the Villistas and prove a boomerang. It was learned today that Ambassador Arredondo had called the situation to the at t" *ion of Secretary Lansing. The ulfninistration however, save no evidence of . .. ' > alter its rules, though if it could be is sued the munitions would not 1c seized by Villa it would probably permit freer shipments. The Chihuahua City situation still perplexes the authorities, especially as the information consists solely of reports r.nd rumors. Persons in close touch with conditions made no secret of anxiety for the possibiities in Mexico. 83 CHINESE i WERE SLAIN — U'U'iiiiKO to in v rvi in \iu ustis toi.iowivo nnniK oi i iiiii! \iu \ on. FATE I AMERICANS 1 T.. ~ ! Vothlnu l* \ > l Knmvn as to What Itas Hd alien llio Six \m rnaii' Known Jo M.nc Itriii ?n tl»c City al Time m Att.u k. KT. PASO, lex as, mwnthi’r !!.— Authentic InfomiMiion obtained here today from Idftli military soar, s In diettte that at least eighty I'hlr. se »eiv cltlhhed to death by the Villhta* following die i.M'lme of < hihtiahiin. and the six tmcHrans w Te known to haxe beenlhcre before tile l wind its at tacked the city on Monday. Altec interx iow iiig a do/en refu l£«s s and check mu ilirir stories the authorities are < otivlueed tiiat ’lie six missini; Americans were still in ( hi huahna xx iicn Villa entered last Mon day and Dial t Ii!>« made a s|»eech Tuesday oixlciinu all Ollnesc and (•rlngncN to he s|aiit:litcr»d. Whether the America ns csca|*etl or nol is not known. Probably any man will lake your word if there is no money involved in tlie deni. sum PROBE FVKKY DISTRICT ATTOKXFV IN l XITFD STATES OKDFKFD TO AID iwkstm; V riON. ILLECED COMBINE Alleged Conspiracies to Boost Prices of Food Stuffs Will Be Carefully ' Investigated By the Justice Department. WASHINGTON, Dec. 2. — Every! federal district attorney In the t'nu ed States has been ordered to give al 1 possible aid to George Anderson ir< the investigation of alleged food price conspiracies. So important dors the department of justice con sider the work, Anderson lias been named special assistant to the attor ney general, so he may investigate and prosecute persons suspected of conspiracy in any section of the country. The officials declare the appoint ment of Anderson is not the result o.' any specific suspicions, but mere ly said "There has been a lot of smoke and it remains to he seen if there is any fire." They would not dmeuss the matter further. BRIT CABINET FACES CRISIS RIMORED THAT LOYD-OKOURK IS PREPARING TO V« IT POST OF WAR MINISTER. Hinted In tli<- New-paixis That Olli er Meloliers of the fa hi net 'lay lte-ig,n—Present Ministry Too < umheesonie. LONDON, Iteeember 2.- -Mvmors that David Loyd-George is packing the belongings in his office .1 minis ter of war were printed in the Lon don Evening News today in support of u report that lie was pieparing to leave that post. \ number of Lon don newspapers said the coalition i cabinet faces a crisis that la likely to result in its dissolution. The pri lent large cabinet if. held b> a uues iber of papers to be too cumbersome 1 for the expeditious conduct of the war. There has been considerable popular dissatisfaction since Premier Asquith wa' criticised editorially re cently. i • ♦ O mlMVS u 11: MOV I s 4 4 4 4 In R in .•. .1 Petrogra.l 4 1 1 4 . the rr(.ul of Hie I'- a 4 .4 toi le it 1 ra* advanoin:' t > ■ .. r*t 4j ♦ lturhat*’-*L but admitted the Itu- 4' 4 Iranian defend* i- west of the 4 4 • npiiat vwre.or ■> .1 bath toward 4 4 Arg* ul river Purlin t jve.ted 4 : 4 outintnd ud'Hli.'s on .ill snli» 4 4 with a big battle prog tossing 4, 4 south of Buehar* t The rout 4* ♦ of the first Rumanian army with 4 ,4 big i(>s‘ - In prisoners and sup. 4, 14 piles wot eluimed 4| 4 Mong Ui< Front of the IIus 4 4 <itin Offeiislv* in I lnnsylvania 4. I I 4 Iter It 11 claims prisoners ami 4. . 4 supplies were tnki'ii in the Car 4, j 4 pr.thi ir.s and on the Transyl- 4 4 vatiia frontier Petrogttid re 4, 4 vealed no details of the lighting 4 4 Vienna detailed violent fighting ♦ : 4 with bloody result* for the It us- 4j 4 sinus. • * 4. 4 »)n the Russian Front In Dob ♦! 4 rudjn Petrograd re port ml the 4. 4 ; apt tire of the western part of 4 4 Ccrnavoda bridge, forcing 4; 4 has, kward tho Teutonle line 4| 4 elsewhere on this front. 41 4 On the French and British 4 4 Western Front Without inei- 4 4 dent of importance; Gen. llutg 4! 4 rein rted only minor trench 4 4 raid- and artillery fire. 4 4 On the Macedonian Front 4 4 Paris recounted Serbian repulse 4 4 of violent attneks. Merlin 4 4 elainiH the attempted advances 4 4 of the allied forces under Gen. 4! 4 Sarrall were without unco**.-.. 41 4 In Greece Delayed dlspnrh- 4! 4 os are contradictory ns to 4 4 whether Greece has acquiesced 4 4 to the allied demands to sur- 4 4 render arms. A London special 4 4 dispatch deMared the armistice 4 4 agreed upon wherein- Greece 4: 4 had agree d to disarm ;mcnt hud 4i ♦ been lei minuted , nd that v lo- 4 4 lent fighting m In progress in 4 4 and around the o^ty. 4 V4444444O4V440444 REFORMS FQR LABOR ARD JORGE LAWS I1HKT CHI UK ( AIU1ANZA DFTAIIJ3 TKIIMK OF <Ol NTltVS NKW CONSTITUTION. The New Instrument Utterly A bob Ishes Class I’rivtlegc uml Grants Kotial I tight, to All Foreigner*. Ql’KRKTARO, Mexico, December 2 First Chief Carranza today out lined to tlie 2.">2 delegates of tlie first liberal congress the terms of the country’s new constitution. As detailed by tlie provisional preside!! tlie new instrument contains reforms of tlie labor and divorce laws, the establishment of equal rights for all foreigners, and lastly and most Im portant, the titter abolishment of class privileges. The proposed constitution adheres closely to the famous declaration ol Juarez. BELIEVED GREGORY IS TO QUITJE CABINET ATroKNT.V GENERAL, HOWKVKIt, HKI rsi:s to iikm tut rox I IIt.M IHK REPORT. I -- Fnderstood That lie Told I’lose Friends 'I hat He Would Retire Sunn' Time In January and Ueturti to Texas, AUSTIN. Texas. December J.— At torney General Gregory, before leav ing for Washington, refused to con firm or deny the report that he is soon to resign. It is known, however. |that he told close friends that he | would retire. The exact date of his 'resignation has not been determined 'upon. He first contemplated retiring, jit is understood. December 1. l»ut now it is understood that h<> expects to guit some time in January. Mrs. Gregory's desire to return to (Texas to live is understood to have .influenced her husband’s determina i lion to leave the cabinet. It was (reported from Washington several weeks ago that th** attorney genera! [was to receive a federal Judf ship In 1 Tc XHS. , GALVESTON IMPORTS FOU NOVEMBER TOTAL SMi 13,000. ] - - j GALVESTON, Dec. 2.— The* total November ini ports to Galveatou amounted to S*il3.n«f* and of thlSj si in $299,000 rffi'-csented the ISO,-, non tin .holn of Argentine whea:. MO KK KINO ACCF-tKs rn THK Al.lfFO I,MANUS ITIIKNS, 1>cc. 2—T»m* king of (Jnvtr lias agreed t*» give lip Hie ar-' tiller) demanded l>> Admiral liu j Foil wet. Tlie allied liimps ntv with dmvvtlti: from I’lrario. A really tactful women Is one who can boM.-i her husband nii.l make him like it. APPLICATION FILED FOR NEW TRIAL FOR WATSONj FOItMAK MOTION IH FII/F.H HA' • THK ATTOHNKVM Hilt THK ' .AHKH TK.AtllK HANK Fit. \ — WACO, Texas. Her. 2 Formul' application for a new trial was filed j ^ today in the case of T It. Watson,* Teague banker who was convicted| of the murder of Hanking Comnils-j sinner Patterson and sentenced toj 99 years In state prison, was made1 today b) counsel for Watson. , i F IN BOX CAR: I'OMCK OK AKRON. OHIO. ARK' ATT KM RUNG TO SOI.VK A i MCRDKR MVSTKRV. 1 MAY BE A TEXAN Letters Found In Murdered Man'll 1 IWkcti AiIiIkhiciI to flint front Thurbrr, TVmih—No Ar rests Mini*'. _ I AKUON, Ohio, Dor, 2.- The Akron < police today are trying to solve (he mystery of u young man found In a ho* oar with a bullet bole through Ids body. Letters were found In his pockets addressed to Boyd Rhodes, Barber ton, Ohio. The loiters were from K. M. Rhodes, Box 56t>, Thutber, Texas., Three men were In the ear when it arrived. One of the men gave his name as George Row lund of Apple ton, WT«., and said they heard a shot and saw Rhodes drop back In the car. No arrests have been made. TROUBLE BREAKS Ollf IN NEW M MILITIA CAMP OFFH’KRH OF TWKLKTH INFAN TRY RKKItf.NS IIKCAFHK OF ALLKOKI) IN SIXTH. M'ALLKN. Texas, Dec. 2. A meeting will be held tonight to dis cuss what disposition is to he made of the resignation of every officer of the Twelfth New York infantry, which have been presented to Colonel FOUGHT WITH MICE UKAMHNHIXti A CAIIVIXO KXIKK TNK Vl.AXf MAN AMICK IN M All.\X AY MI XTION. ifan, Hiving the Name of Jonathan Krause, Attni'knl Ptilestrhin AA’Ifh Knife Mini Rattled AA'Ith Polio* Melon* He AA'as Orer|K»ww«l. imn.AIUlU’dlX, Dee. J. eras 'd by drink and flashing ft large earv ng knife, a strange Vnan ul(l he , mild kill President XX’i I non when he aimed through here tills afternoon, le attacked a fiedestrian In the Read*, ng Terminal and sent hundreds of raveler* fleeing to safety, and en uged three policemen in « lively ruffle before he was finally over oworcd and arrested. He gave his lame an Jonathan Krause, no home, ’he man appeared before the presi ent’s train passed through Phlla elphlu but he made a mistake In tatlqtv-'. With matted hair hanging over bis boulders and continually muttering o himself, ho appeared at the station, Irew a knife and leaped upon a man tnd shouted: "Are you the preai lent? I shall kill you." The stranger dropped hi* baggage nil went down the *tep* three at. n Into with his assailant dose behind ilm. Women and children rushed icrouming to places of safety calling ouilly for help. Throe policemen leaped upon the nan but fought several minutes bo ore the liandcuffs were finally ad it stud. The man said: "I stayed on the tops of the city hall for hour* wait ttg —I will get him yet.” As Krause was led away to his ell he iptid: "I will get Wilson. J. !’. Morgan, Rockefeller and all those ’allows. They are kroping the war lolng and the cost of living high." Krause wan transferred to the Philadelphia hospital for observa lon. l’hvsiclans and nurse# express 'd the belief that lie had eaten noth np tor se.eral daya and that with the Irlnk had affected his mind. i’renlrtant Wilsons train did not to within two miles of the Heading rennlnal when It passed through tho •it) Johnson an a result of alleged Insult# to the 12th from Major General G’Kyart. commander of the Kew York militia division here. j Johnson’s resignation was present nil to O’Hyan and forwarded to the war department. Grass burning close to the gas plant called out the fire department this afternoon at 2:30. but no dam age was done and it was not neces- * snry to ley a line of hose. It isn’t so bad to make mistakes, but don’t keep making the same mistake. COLUMN C1IRMIZII TROOPS REACH CHIHUAHUA CITY « Kl< I*.ISO, Testa*. December ii.— lifiifial (louzalcs, commander of the . Carranza gan-iton at Jliars/., an nounced lodit) Hint a Iii .iw < oliinm I of government troops under General Miirguia ren< lied Chihuahua < it y (lur ing the night and siimmndtsl the clty on two sides. Muiguia was or jdered lo Png Hi an attack on tlie city >•1 daybreak tlti* morning, .said Gon ! /ides. .Vi til'1 Meticmi cumulate here Con sul liraso Minted that he had no in formation of tlie military niosements of General Murguia SOUTH WILES MIRERS IRE GRIRIEOJMEiE INCREASE LONDON. Dec. 2.—The govern* i ent toda> granted the demands of the South Wales milters for an in cicarte of 15 tier cent in wages. The decision follows the announcement) j of "nationalization" of mines and operation b\ ‘government com mi.v | sic ns. I Heul the Light—};et all the news.