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RefugeesReacfaOjinagaFrom Chihuahua
Only Head of Great Column j
of Troops and Otvil
lans Yet In.
(Continued from previous page.)
In the face or rsports that they might
expect no mercy should they fail into
the hands of the rebels. Gen. Luis
Terrazas a wealthy landowner, reputed
to own half of the state of Chihuahua,
was said to have brought with him a
vast fortune in cash, fearing he might
be looted by the rebels if he remained
in the evacuated city.
Spectacle of Despair.
"Witnesses viewing the oncoming
throng from the hills at OJinaga. report
ed that the duaty confusion of broken
down wagons, disabled artillery and
mingling of disheartened soldiers and
famished civilian, as thy moved slow
Jv over the desert, preaeated a specta
cle of universal despair.
Forced to Abandon Property.
The fear of being unable to keep pace
with the escorting army, of f f
on the desert or caHght by the rebels
and the occasional attacks of rebel
commands, added to the miseries of so
precipitate a flight and kept the ref
ugees in almost a continuous frenzy.
Their arrival In a panic, formed one of
the most tragle incidents la the pres
ent revolution.
Many, who had started out in vehi
cles had later to march on foot; scores
who attempted to carry their treasures
had to abandon tnem inrougn snow
weariness, so that their tracks were lit
erally strewn with discarded impedi
ments clothing, bricabracand valued
trinkets which they had hoped to carry
to safety. Behind them they left the
blackened ashes of campfires, mark
ing at eight stages on the trip the eight
nights they had camped, sometimes In
a. cold wind blowing off the high pla
teau and often within hearing of the
howling coyotes. The traveling In the
day was sometimes through sand
storms. Rebels "Beat It" to Hills.
Just before the aprpoach of the fed.
erals. whose oncoming was announced
bv 20 exhausted soldiers earlier In the
day, the few rebels at OJinaga. who
were greatly outnumbered by the ad
vancing federals, left their garrison
and retreated to the field. This left
the way open for the federals ad
vance to the Kio Grande without fight
ing. It was believed that they prob
ably would remain on the Mexican sid
only so long as they were not pressed
by the rebels. They may. after a
rest, retreat into Coahuila or Nuevo
3on. Gen. Villa's rebel forees had
been In pursuit of the fugitives, but
the federals, by evacuating Chihuahua
city unawares, had an advantage in
point- of time and Villa's main forces
were unable to overtake them, though
some rebel troops often fired on th9
federal rear guard.
TVhat Will Federals Do?
It is the belief that if they are not
attacked, the federals might occupy
the small OJinaga garrison indefinitely
and thus enable Gen. Mercado to pro
cure orders from Mexico City
Before he left Chihuahua, Gen. Mer
cado had been cut off from communi
cation for many weeks. The fact that
he could receive no funds with which
to pay his troops was one of the rea
sons given by him for evacuating the
capital. Several fights around Chiuha
hua and the battle at Juarez also had
exhausted largely his ammunition. His
retreat to the border, where he might
consider the question of obtaining both
funds and ammunition in addition to
reporting to Mexico city regarding the
condition of his army, followed as a
A report from rebel sources is that
Gen. Mercado and the bulk of his routed
army had been induced to escort the
civilians to the border for a consider
ation and that after reaching it they
would attempt to fight their way to a
federal stronghold in the stae of Isuevo
Ten-ams Due Tonight.
Late this afternoon Gen. Salazar was
in OJinaga with 1000 soldiers, and it is
said that Gen. Terrazas is due to ar
rive tonight.
Two Americans, Charles Ball and
Leon Johnson, were arrested Monday
afternoon by a "Constitutionalist"
scouting party under the command of
Cs.pt, E. Rodriguez in the vicinity of
the Mexico North. Western railroad
bridge, seven miles below Juarez. The
Americans were on foot and could give
110 satisfactory explanation for their
presence below Juarez, except that they
were going down to see the Tierra
Blanca battlefield. Each is said to have
carried a large sum of Mexican cur
rency. The prisoners were brought to
Juarez under guard and taken before
Gen. E. A Benavides, commander of
the rebel garrison. Gen. Benavides ex
plained that they must be more careful
in the future and allowed them to re
turn to the American side. Bell comes
from Detroit. Mich., and Johnson is
from Missouri.
New York. Dec 9. Manuel Calero,
who was the last accredited Mexican
ambassador to the United States, and
candidate for the presidency in the
October election. Is here to have his
little daughter operated upon for ear
trouble. He is planning to return to
Mexico to resume the practice of law.
No Goods Reserved. Discounts from
20 to 50 for the Next Sixty Days
Great Opportunity for Christmas and Wedding
Presents. Bargains in Silk Shawls, Art Goods,
Antiquities, Leather Goods, Etc.
Show Cases, Fixtures and Safe for Sale.
Arthur A. Kline & Co.
Little Plaza
PHONES 505506
Ben Davis, 50 lb. box $1.75
Wine Sap, 50 lb. box $1.75
Deliveries: 9 and 11 a. m., 2:30 and 4:30 p. m.; East El
Paso, 3:30 p. m.; Smelter, 4:30 p. m.
Printers Ink Battle
a Bloodless Affair;
No Ground For Report
Rebel military authorities in Juarez
are "peved" at what they call the
malicious report circulated -t the "big
battle" near Moctezuma, 141 miles
south of Juarez on the Mexican Cen
tral railway. "There was absolutely
no foundation for 'he story." said Gen.
Benavides Monday night and again
Tuesday morning. "Our wire was work
ing through Moctezuma and there were
no federal troops within a hundred
miles, so far as our scouts knew. The
battle was fought with printer's Ink
and nothing else."
There has been no fighting along
the Central between Juarez and Chi
huahua since the battle of Tlerra
Blenea, near Juarez, two weeks ago.
The telegraph line is open between
Juarez and Sauz, 30 miles north of
Chihuahua, and has been since Sunday.
It has not been interrupted since it
was opened that far south by Villa, It
is established and has been for days
that all the federal troops save, per
haps, a few small bands, but hot
enough to give battle to any number
of rebels headed out Of Chihuahua
for OJinaga and that they kept going
and are all now either in OJinaga or
near there. Hence there was not the
slightest ground for the report of the
"battle" at Moctezuma.
(Continued from page L)
huahua will be had "before the end of
the week, according to the rebels.
Grounded Wire Repaired.
Telegraph wires of the Mexico North
Western railway went "out" for a few
hours Monday, as a result of a
"grounded" wire near BarreaL 61 miles
from Juarez. The break "was repaired
and the line is now working from Jua
rez to Pearson, half way to the city of
Protection to Foreigners.
Notices announcing that full protec
tion to foreign lives and property, as
well as Mexican, will be given by the
"Constitutionalists," have been posted
in Juarez. The proclamations are signed
by Gen. Benavides, garrison com
mander. Juarez to Clean Up.
1 Juarez streets must be kept clean, ac
cording to the proclamation issued
Monday by Jose Velarde, mayor of the
Mexican town. Printed circulars In
forming the residents of Juarez that
they must keep the street in front of
their homes clean, under penalty of ar
rest, have been posted in conspicuous
places about the town.
Mexico City, Dec 9. Zapata's forces
In Morelos have been routed, according
to claims made by the government. The
body of Gen. Genevevo de La'O Is said
to have beep found among the rebel
The federal army Is to be increased
bv three divisions of 45,000 men. Of
ficial figures place the strength of the
army at the present time at 105,000
New York, Dec 9. The New York
World asserts that it has private ad
vices that the Wells Fargo Express
company loaned Huerta nearly half a
million dollars for concessions.
New York police have confiscated a
large quantity of war munitions meant
for Mexican revolutionists.
A Wheeling, West Virginia, dispatch
says that Gen. Thos. S. Hutchinson, of
the West Virginia National guard. Is
planning to organize a regiment of
Greek soldiers for the war with Mexi
co in the event that the United States
intervenes. Gen Hutchinson fought
with the Greeks against the Turks In
the late Balkan war and says he will
have no trouble in raising a regiment
of Greeks in this country who saw ser
vice in the Balkans.
MaJ. W. J. Fewel. who Is down at Son
Antonio, Tex., taking the sulphur baths;
writes Otis C. Coles, of HH Paso, that
San Antonio has sent a formal invita
tion to Gen. Geronlmo Trevino, asking
him to make his permanent home in
that city, and he suggests theft El Paso
ought to make an effort to induce Gen.
Luis Terrazas to come here to live.
Gen. Terrazas is with the refugees now
coming out of Chihuahua by way of
Nogales. Ariz, Dec 9. Eighteen
former officials of the Huerta regime
In Sonora, who have been refugees here
since the "Constitutionalists" defeated
Gen. OJeda on March IS have gone to
Laredo, Texas, in obedience to orders
from Mexico City. The orders are in
terpreted here as indicating that the
Mexico City covernment doe3 not ex-
1 pect to regain control of Sonora.
Opposite Sheldon Hotel
204-206 E. OVERLAND ST.
Salvador Rojas Vertlz, who was man
ager of the keno house in Juarez before
the rebels captured the town, surrend
ered Monday afternoon to the United
States officers and is being held on a
charge of conspiracy to smuggle am
munition to Mexico. The charge is an
old one, the government officers say,
and Vertlz will be released on bond as
soon as his bond can be arranged for
by the United States commissioner. The
Mexican keno manager came to the
American side and disappeared during
the battle between Villa and the feder
als. He returned Monday and volun
tarily surrendered himself. His hear
ing will be held some time this week.
Veracruz, Mex, Dec 9. The United
States cruiser Chester and the gunboat
Wheeling left Veracruz this morning
under rush orders to proceed to Tam
pico. Rear admiral Frank F. Fletcher re
ported today by wireless from the
TTnltprl States hattleshin Rhode Island.
now off Tamplco, that an American
has arrived at that port Dringins news
of the capture by rebels of the town
of Altamira, 20 miles from Tamplco.
It Is not believed the rebels intend
to attack Tampico.
Mexico City, Dec 9. President Huer
ta's order that foreigners In the federal
district must not be molested in case
of fighting has been extended through
out' the republic
Officers have been - Informed that
they must not levy enforced loans on
The employes of the United railways
In the state of Yucatan threaten to
strike unless the foreigners are dis
Washington. D. C. Dec 9. The Col
ombian legation here announces the
receipt of a cable from its government
denying a recent report from Mexico
that the Mexican congress had re
ceived from the Colombian govern
ment a note denouncing the American
government for Interfering with the
Central and South American republics.
Brownsville, Tex., Dec 9. Federals,
commanded by Gen. Rabago, have been
surrounded by rsbels at Tula, near Vic
toria, according to Dr. F. B. Lawrence
of Wichita, Kansas, who escorted
teachers from Victoria to this city.
He declared the rebels intended to
starve the federals Into surrender with
out a battle.
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thing that will not only give pleasure on Christmas
morning, hut will he a pleasant reminder of the giver for
months to come. A gift of this ind that is acceptable
alike to a man, woman or child is a pair of
Heinz 's Celebrated High Grade Mince Meat
per pound 20c
Heinz '-s Genuine EJrauted Sauerkraut, per
pound 5c
Stuffed Cucumber Sweet Pickles, each.... 5c
Burn nam's "New York" Pack Green Gage
and Egg Plums, extra rine, per can 20c
Van Duzer's Double Strength 2 oz. Bottle
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California New Navel Oranges
176s Favorite Med. Size 20c per doz.
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(Continued from previous page.)
persons seeking to influence legislation
by congress in any manner whatso
ever."" The National Association of
Manufacturers, the National Council
for Industrial Defence, the National
Tariff Commission association, the
American Federation of Labor, the
Washington City association of liquor
dealers, and "loan sharks" are found
to have maintained lobbies.
Malhnll Claims Extravagant.
Martin M. Mulhall is held to have
admitted errors in some vital state
ment made in his charges, to have
"been corroborated in other subjects or
importance by officials of the National
Association of Manufacturers and the
National Council for Industrial De
fence. Mulhall, the report says, was extrav
agant in many of his claims and over
stated his potency and influence with
members of congress and public men
generally: he entertained animus
against many of those against whom he
made allegations and used names of
public men with an unjustified free
dom. High superior officers of the
manufacturers association and the
Council for Industrial Defence used
him 'Very largely and primarily for
personal lobbying." says the report.
Score Manufacturers.
The lobby of the association of man
ufacturers and of Industrial defence is
held guilty of improperly preventing
and seeking to prevent legislation.
Gravest doubt was expressed as to
the propriety of acts of Mulhall and
counsel James A. Emery, for the manu
facturers. The report added.
"It is outrageous and offensive that
these associations should have their
paid hireling, about the capital, but
tonholing members of congress, to in
duce them to remain away when a vote
was being taken."
Labor Worker Are Cleared. '
Nothing Illegitimate was found In
the activity of the American Federa
tion of Labor. Lobbies of liquor deal
ers and money lenders in Washington
were found to have neither effected
nor prevented legislation Improperly.
Methods used by the manufacturers
organization In sending Mulhall
through the country with funds to or
ganize temporary clubs, was de
nounced as improper, disreputable and
No evidence was found of employ
ment of members of the house for Im
proper purposes.
Tipping Is Denounced.
Tipping of house employes was de
nounced as reprehensible. Employ
ment bv manufacturers association of
former "chief page McMIchael of the
house was severely censured.
Representative Barthold, of Missouri,
Burke, of Pennsylvania. Caldcr. of New
York. Sherley, of Kentucky. Webb, of
North Carolina, were upheld as "neith
er reached nor influenced by the man
ufacturers." The committee held that represent-
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Mens Slippers
$1.25 to $3.00
Women s Slippers
$1.00 to $2.00
Children s Slippers
50c to $1.25
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Your Family.
MEXICO CITY, Mex., Dec. 9. The surrender of Tampico has been demanded
by the rebel leaders,- Gens. Lucio Blanco and Pablo Gonzales, according to
advices received Here from that port. The commander of the federal gar
rison, Gen. Ignado Morelos Zaragoza, in reply, dared the rebels to come and take
the city. . . . . . . ,,
It is not expected that the rebels will try to capture the seaport, which is well
garrisoned and well fortified and has the additional protection of the gunboats
Veracruz and Tampico.
The report emanating from London that provisional president Hnerta was
about to transfer the seat of government from the federal capital to Iguala is con
sidered very unlikely here, because Iguala is a small town in the mountains of
the state of Guerrero. There are no lines of communication with it and the region
is infested with rebels. It is pointed out that Iguala is the least likely place to
which the seat of government would be changed.
atlvo McDermott minimized his Inti
mate relations with Mulhall, that 'ie
obtained small loans from Mulhall, but
added that "these were personal acts
of Mulhall, and we do not believe that
he let McDermott have the money with
a -view to corrupting him, nor do we
believe McDermott received from Mul
hall In loans or otherwise near the
$1500 or $2000 as alleged."
The committee concluded that Mc
Dermott's training and associations
have not given him the ethical percep
tions and standards relative to public
offices that usually characterize public
"We cannot say ha has been cor
rupted in his votes," it added, "but
some things which a private citizen
may do with Impunity must be avoided
by one in official station."
McDonald Seeks Action.
Representative McDonald Introduced
two resolutions after a conference with
representative Murdock, of Kansas, the
Progressive leader.
The first provided that the house
should forthwith proceed to determine
whether the report did not show rep
resentative McDermott to have been
guilty of "disgraceful and dishonora
ble conduct in his official capacity,
rendering him unworthy of remaining
as a member of the house and liable
to expulsion."
The other requested the house to de
termine whether the officers and agents
of the National Association of Manu
facturers, including Messrs. Bird, Kirby,
Emery, Mulhall and others, had not
been guilty of continued gross miscon
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wish to pay. We urge all, who may have thought the superior quality of our
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their Christmas purchases.
The wealth of comparatively inexpensive goods all of the Hixson stand
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of the house, rendering them liable to
punishment for contempt.
U. S. May Own 3Iall Cars.
Practical trial of government owner
ship of railway mail cars Is proposed
in a bill aDnroved by the house post-
offices and postroads committee. The1
measure would appropriate $100,000 to I
be used by the postmaster general in
buying and operating a number of cars
as an experiment.
The average construction cost, re
ports before the committee show, is
about $11,800 for 60 foot steel cars. The
average cost to the government for
leasing mail cars, all of which are now
owned by the railroads,- Is approxi
mately $6000 a car a year. The rail
roads receive compensation for carry
ing the mail on an average of $10,
637.97 a car annually, which makes the
annual cost to the government about
$16,000 a car. The average life of a
steel car, it is estimated, is about 15
years, and the maintenance cost of a
car anywhere from $700 to $3009 a
year, according to age.
To Aid the Farmers.
The house committee on agriculture
favorably reported the "agricultural
extension" bill of representative Lever,
of South Carolina, its chairman.
Under its provisions, tlie department
of agriculture would send agents into
every farming community in the coun
try to meet the farmers to give them
information acquired as the result of
many years of agriculture experiments.
These agents would give particular at
tention to home 'economy and as well
The Jos of the Christmas season may he marred
perplexities of gift buying hut: . w-
orrai ipnm
Bach $125 g
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to the improvement In actual tilling ot
the soli.
Rush Currency Debate.
Leaders hurried the currency debate
along in the senate today, hoping that
the 13 hour sessions would force a vote
before the Christmas holidays. Senator
Nelson, one of the Republicans who
signed the anti administration report,
continued his speech praising the
Hitchcock substitute and attacking the
Democratic bill.
Senator Hitchcock, leader of the antl
administration bill wing of the bank
ing committee, returned to the senate
today, after two weeks absence, and
immediately took up the fight for his
bill. He insisted on keeping a quorum
of the senate and at half hour inter
vals forced roll calls to bring sena
tors into the chamber.
Nelson Thinks Bill Is Defective.
Senator Nelson advocated the adop
tion of many of the Important features
of the Hitchcock bill and declared the
Owen-Glass bill, which passed the
house, 'was defective.
Senator Nelson said public ownership
of the stock of the proposed regional
banks would greatly strengthen the
banking system of the country, by
bringing new banking capital into ex
istence. He objected to the double lia
bility features of the Owen bill, as ap
plied to the stockholders of the regional
reserve banks. Stockholders of local
banks .are held under double liability,
he said, and to hold them to that lia
bility acraln i ntheJ regional reserve
banks would Impose too great a burden
upon them.
Columbus, Ohio, Dec 9. Mrs. L. B.
Hart, aged 71, was found dead today
in her home in Worthington. a suburb,
and her two granddaughters. Misses
Barbara and Rachel Hart, are in a dy
ing condition as a result of being over
come by gas fumes. "
Mrs. Hart and the two granddaugh
ters were left a legacy of $500,000 by
the late United States senator J. G.
Fair, of Nevada, who- was an uncle of
the two young women.
Paris, France, Dec 9. The new
French premier senator Doumergue.
with the members of his cabinet, was
received in audience today by president
Poincaire at the palace of the Elysee.
The ministers took tneir offices to-day.
Piles Cured in O t 14 Days.
Druggists refund money if PAZO
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Bleeding or Protruding Piles. First ap
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