The Gettysburg Times from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on December 27, 1913 · Page 3
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, December 27, 1913
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M FEAR OF BBJAD RIOTS Distributes Free Grain to Poor of tee Capital ENVOY ASSAILS WILSON Representative Says Our Atti tude Is Criminal--Rebels at Torreon Trap Federal Army. Mexico City, Mex., Dec. 27.--Free grain was distributed to the poor iu several parts of the capital tp guarJ against bread riots, which are greatly feared by the Hutrta government. The growing discontent v.ith the present regliae in Mexico has been augmented by the prospect of a lood and fuel famine. The financial situation is still acute. Silver coins and small bills are almost unobtainable and t.e people arc looking forward with the greatest ap prehension to Jan. 2, when Huerta's emergency bank holiday will end. Many workmen in the poorer parts of the capital have received no wages for weeks. Diplomatic circles are curious as to wnat will be "the outcome of the at tacks on. President "Wilson and the tJnile4 States -by Paul May, minister of Belgium to Mexico. Americans in Mexico City are Indignant and express the hope that the Belgian will be call ed to account .by his .government. j "May's remarks, overheard at a dinner given in bis honor at a public restaurant, are said to have been far beyond the bounds of diplomacy anc even decency. He applied opprobrium to President Wilson, sneered at his attainments and fitness to be the executive of a great nation and said that the president's attitude toward Mexico was criminal. Inasmuch as Nelson O'Shaughnessj and Ma.y have not been oa good terms since the former recently rebuked the Belgian for a similar oSenss, tlit American charge came in for contemy tuous comment. The Belgian minister has baen ac tive in promoting the Belgian railroad monopoly to which General Herta has pledged the Mexican congress,. May is soon to \isit-tlie UaSic.'l -States, v.-here an elaborate t social entertainment has been arranged for him b; the Belgian minister at Washington. The city ot Torreon has been cap tured by the rebels, according to re ports current in government circles. Fighting was resumed between Za patistas and Federals near Mexicc City. Government skirmishers met the rebels near Ajusca and killed trn While withdrawing with seven prison ers they were overtaken by the main party of rebels and fifty-five Federal:: were Killed. Large forces of Federals and rebels are fighting a battle a few mile-? from Saltillo, according to aH-ic»s received in Mexico City. This is believed tc be the opening of the campaign against Monterey. The latter city is doomed if Saltilol falls. One thousand Federal reinforcements have been sen) from San Luis oPtosi. CONGRESSMAN J. *. MOON. T«nnee*««an Urge* Government Owntrvhip of Wir« Servic*. CALUMET FAMILIES TURN DOWN AID Relief Committee is Unable to Give Away $25,000. REBELS TRAP FEDERALS Hem Force in Torreon, Which Was Badly Damaged by Bombardment. El Paso, Tex., Dec. 27. -- Adv5re= reaching General E. A. Bpnevide' commanding the rebel forces in th city of Juarez, Mex., say that the bat tie which started at Torreon on Sat urday has resulted in the rebels get ting into the city, but that the Fed eral garrison has not surrendered The Federals, under General Velas co, cannot escape from Torreon, say General Benevides, because the onl) point of egress left leads into th state of Durango, which is rebel terr: tory, and is strongly protected b\ sev era' thousand insurgents. The fighting for the possession o Torreon has been the most desperat fought at that place, which hereto! or has been tal en three times by th rebels. The r i t y is one of the most modern in Mevioo and is said to he ha'Ilj wnvked b this la-,t altark. Artillery has been used effectively by bot'i sides, but especially clama^in?; to tl.e buildings has been the bombardment of the rebels. Calumet, Mich., Dec. 27.--Inability to give away one cent of the $25,000 collected for the relief of the families stricken by the Christmas eve catastrophe, in which seventy two persons were killed, confronts the committee which gathered the funds. Every bereaved household that wag approached told the men and women ia charge ot" the distribution that they iad been promised adequate aid by the Western Federation of Miners, and nowhere was there an assistance wanted. Members of the relief committee olamed this unprecedented condition upon the rumor that the man who started the panic among the striking copper miners' children wore the emblem of the Citizens' Alliance, an organization opposed to the continuance of the strike. To combat this sentiment they obtained from Anthony Lucas, prosecuting attorney of Houghton county, a statement that he was satisfied from the progress of his investigation that the man who raised the cry wore no insignia of any kind. In most instances the officers of re- liet were refused without show of any feeling other than confidence that the union w ould be able to take care ot all wants. In one case two women were ejected from a home where two chil dren lay dead. Mrs. John Vertin and Mrs. Marcus Sterk met this rebuff, and after being shown the door, ga\e up their mission and returned to report to relief Headquarters. MICHEL TO APPOINT WOMAN Dr. K. B. Davis to Be Correctional Head In New York. New York, Dec. 27.--This city, for the first time in Us history, is to ha\e a v.oman at the heal of one of its mot important departments, arcrr.l ing to those in close touch with tlio plans of Ma or-elect John Purro MItchel for filling the many rity of H C C S at his disposal on Jan. 1 The v.oman, it was understood ih Dr. Ktaberine B. Davis, superintend ent of the Bedford ttetormatorj for Girls, and the office that ot commib sioner of correction. The p a i a r j Is $7500 an-1 all the com plex and extensive correctional w r,v of the city is under the jurisdiction o the incumbent. Chokes on Christmas Toy. Reading. Pa., Dec. 27.--Patri U. fno years o l ' , son ot Julius 1' . o ! » i ,tra.n=;lerl to death as the re o' u a l o U v I n s a Mil all toy the fath. ' ha ) r:-()u?'it InMe for the \ o v n s s t c t as .' "hiiFtruas gift T'.io \otrne.r»tor jrot cnr of the pla 1 Un2s down his throat it lodsed ri ins windpipe. The clrl.l died before medical assistance c o i l ! be summoned. Pardon 92 Convicts, But ignore Pastor Trenton, N. J., Dec. 27.--The rourt of pardons, after partially completing consideration of 3"M) applications of convicts lor clemency, granted paroles to ninety-two. No action was announced in the case of Rev. George D. Huggins, who is serving from five to thirty years in prison, charged with an attack on Viola Fallis, and which charge the girl Is said to have repudiaetd. They itiued Top Louel; Fined. Yonkers, N. Y., Dec. 27."--Judge Joseph Beftll fined Joseph B^sh, twnety- eight years old, and Anna Wod, aged twenty-six years, £3 each by telephone for kissing too loud on the street. The couple were in court, but the judge telephoned from his home. Three Track 8weper« Killed. . Pittsburgh, Pa., Deo. 27.--Blinded by snow three track laborers sweeping switches on th» Pittsburgh, Virginia Charleston division of the Pennsylvania railroad were run down and killed by « fast train near Hay's Crossing. T»k«» all la «n tbe hamor of tM prtttBt **y I* remarkable for two qualities, "6fte 1* Its cleannesa, »· Woin-n Centenarian Dead McadMUe, Pa., Dec. 2 7 -- M r s . Sll'.a | beth Cobr.rn, who was 10o years oM ' last September, died at her home H Gu'b T WEATHER EVERYWHERE. Observations of United States weather bureaus taken at 8 p. m. yesteiday lollow Albany ........ Atlantic City ---Boston ......... Buffalo ......... Chicago ....... New Orleans ---New York ...... 31 Philadelphia ---- 32 St. T.ouls ........ 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To make sure of obtaining a complete set of the Cycle of Fifteen Pictures, place your order now with your news agent for the next six issues of the Sunday PUBLIC LEDGER. PUBLIC LEDGER DAILY 2 CENTS SUNDAY 5 CkNTS First Thing in the Morning Since 1836 ' Agent for Gcllysburg, Pa. . P. W. STALLSMITH

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