Briton Offers Mexican Estate for Settlement of Exiles; Asks $275,000 for 138,172 Acres

The British owners of 138,172 acres of heavily wooded land on the Pacific coast of Mexico have offered to sell the entire tract for $275,000 for possible settlement by 2,000 refugees, it was learned here today.

The offer, believed to have been made with the knowledge of the Mexican Government, was made to Sir Herbert Emerson, League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and director of the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee. It will be transmitted to the office of George L. Warren, executive secretary of President Roosevelt’s Advisory Committee on Refugees, in New York for investigation. Half of the $275,000 asked for the estate must be paid in cash and the remainder within five years. The transaction includes, besides land, 3,000 head of cattle, 50,000 coffee trees and 8,000,000 feet of walnut timber. These assets are assertedly worth more than three-fourths of the sum asked. The climate is good and the land well watered.

Offer of the estate, known as Hacienda Alciauacl, has already been considered by the Refugee Coordinating Committee in London, which decided to turn it over to Mr. Warren’s office for investigation.

NEXT STORY