General News Notes of the Day, Daily Racing Form, 1914-12-19


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. An official Carranza report says that the Car-ranza forces captured San Pedro de las Colonias and are moving to attack Torreon, an important railroad junction of Central Mexico. Mexico .lias three varieties of fiat paper currency, as well as three opposing governments. The new revolutionary movement, headed by Gen. Jose Ynez Salazar, which recently was launched in Central Chihuahua state, yesterday placed in circulation its currency. The application of the eastern railroads of the United States in the freight rate case is granted in part in a decision announced by the interstate commerce commission. The commission fixes a schedule of rates which shall go into effect on ten days notice, granting certain increases in the rates of railroads in eastern classification territory. The advance of 5 per cent is granted to the railway companies on all except a few specified commodities, including coal, coke and iron ore. Peaceful solution of the Naco trouble, in which five persons have been killed and forty-seven wounded ou the American side, now depends upon the success of Brig. Gen. Hugh L. Scotts personal influence upon the two Mexican commanders. Gov. Maytoreua, whose Villa troops for ten weeks have besieged the town of Naco, Sonora, where Gen. Hill, with his Carranza force, is intrenched, is determined to continue the siege, according to the best information of United States army officials here, Hill bombarding Maytorenas trenches as usual, but receiving no reply. However, the customary number of "stray" bullets crossed to the American side yesterday.

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