General New Notes of the Day, Daily Racing Form, 1914-11-27


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. Liuiliano Zapata, supposed by Villa and Gutier-riez to be a party to and supporter of the Aguis Calientes convention, has entered Mexico City, taken possession, and repudiated both Gutierriez and Villa, at the same time announcing his intention of resisting their entry into the city. Zapata is reported to have captured Mexico City after a brisk battle iu the capitals outskirts in which sixty soldiers are reiorted to have fallen. When it became apparent Zapata would win the fight. Gen. Blanco and his men withdrew. Carranza troops have rallied at Guadalajara and beaten off the attacking Villa troops under command of Gen. Felipe Angeles, chief of Villas artillery, who Is awaiting reinforcements. Carranza troops also hav: checked Villas march against Tanipico and have sent sufficient reinforcements to hold the town against his attack. A gunboat is to co-operate. Both the Carranza and Villa factions agree that there has been rioting and looting in the capital. The Carranzistas are "jubilant and assert that the Villa and Zapata armies will be fighting between themselves in the capital iu a few hours. It is in this condition which the Carranzistas expect will enable them to gain the ascendancy. They look for Zapata and Villa to call in all iossible reinforcements to fight for the possession of the capital. Meantime the Carranzistas hope to draw a cordon about the battling armies and crush them. By a vote of two to one the board of complaint, the highest tax officials in Cuyahoga County. Ohio, sustained Deputy Tax Commissioners John 1. Facklcr and William Agnew and decided John D. Rcckefeller must pay taxes here on 11,000,000 worth of personal property. Mr. Rockefeller may apoeal from this decision to the state tax commission at Columbus, or he may take his case direct to the Federal Court on the ground that he is a citizen of another state. American export trade, crippled by the European war, showed signs of revival during October and the mouth ended with a balance of trade In favor of the United States or more than 7,000,000, as shown by statistics issued by the department of commerce. There was an increase of more than 0,000,000 In October exports over September, although the total was almost S,O0O,00O below October, 101.!. Imports iu October fell oft more thin ,000,000 from the September trade, but were , 100,000 more than during October last year. On the basis that the United States, by reason of naval and harbor defenses which are practically obsolete, would be almost helpless under the -fire of modern European dreadnaughts, the Navy League of the United States has launched a vigorous campaign of national scope to awaken the American people to a demand for efficient national defense. The success of the Emden and other German cruisers in capturing and sinking British steamers has resulted in a boom in the shipbuilding centers of Great Britain. In the north of England the yards have booked orders for 200.000 tons of new shipping. while on the Clyde orders have been given for 50,000 tons. The forest fires of Missouri and Arkansas have spread to Illinois, and approximately 10,000 acres of timber iu the southern cud of the stijte are ablaze. Friends of David Lloyd-George. British chancellor of the exchequer, are anxious about his health because of overwork. Archbishop James II. Blenk of New Orleans, w"-io was stricken in Chicago ten days ago, is improving rapidly and soon will be ready to return south. Gen. Funston and his forces reached Galveston yesterday from Vera Cruz. ; ; : I

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