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ESTON ' LEADER
WESTON, OltEaON, Fill DAY, JIWU 23, 1910.
MILITIA FOR DUTY
Troops To Be Sest to Koicaa Border
for Immediate Service.
WJUtVESSOS ordered south
Carranza's Demand for Withdrawal
of Fershing's Expedition Brings
; Crisis In Border Trouble.
Weahlngton, D. C. Virtually tha
entire tnobil trngth of lh National
guard of all tte and tha DUtrlct
Columbia we ordered mustered Into
Federal service Sunday night by Preal
dent WlUon. About 100,000 man
ainartad In roaixind to the call.
They will ba mobilised Immediately
for such service on tha Mexican border
aa may b assigned to tham, Ganaral
Frederick Pun ton, commanding tha
border force, will designate the tima
and placa for movement of guardsmen
to tba International Una aa tha oeca-
pi on null rw u 1 1 w.
t i ti ..i
In announcing the order uacreiary
Baker aald the atata force would
employed only to guard the border,
empwfeu umy w uwy mi-
and that no additional troop movement
Into Mexico were contemplated except
In nureult of raider.
Simultaneously with the National
guard ralL Scereary Daniels, of tha
Nm danarmanL ordered additional
war veeeela to Mexican water on both
coa ta to safeguard American Uvea.
Within the last two week, however,
tension baa been Increasing steadily.
Tba crisis presented by General Car
venae's note demandina tha recall of
General Pershing's expeditionary force
baa been followed by a virtual ultima
tum served en the American omcer oy
Camera Trevlno. the Mexican com
mander In Chihuahua. To this
added Sunday tha possibility
American and Mexican troopa
clashed acroe tha border from
Benito, Texas.' . 7"
(very State ia Uiilsa
Ci!!d for Curd Dsty ea Border
' Waahlnrton. D. C President Wil
son baa called out tha militia of every
slate for service 00 tha Mexican bor
dor. In announcing tha President's decis
ion lata Sunday, Secretary Baker aald
the mllltla would ba aent to tha border
whenever and as fully aa General run-
stoo determine thsm to l needed.
Brigadier General Alfred Mills,
Mat at tha division of militia affair.
sell ms tod the minimum militia force
which would roapord to the call aa
Orearon Guard Moblllilng.
fatam Immediate mobillxation of
all tha unit of the Oregon National
mud eras ordered Sundav niffht by
Governor WiUtycombe, who notified
Adjutant Ganeral White to proceed
with mobillxation upon receipt of an
urgent message from Secretary of War
Baker, requesting such action.
In bia message to tha governor, tha
Secretary declared that na waa in-
atvtwtjkl h tha President to reauest
the mobilisation of all tha National
guards of the different tatee, ,
Washington Militia Gathering.
' Seattle Adjutant General Maurice
Thompson, of tha Washington national
mianl. received ordera early Sunday
night for the mobillxation of the
Washington militia. Tne waanington
militia will mobillxa at American
I.aka anuth at Tacoma.
Adjutant General Thompson imme
diately Issued orders to the various
company commanders to assemble their
companies at their home stations and
to recruit to full war strength of 142
men for each company, f
1 Idaho To Ba Ready In Three Days.
Boise, Idaho Adjutant General P.
H Crow aaid Idaho will mobilise 1000
guardsman within three days. Tha men
are to ba brought together at doisc
Lieutenant Governor Taylor Issued the
call for mobilisation shortly before
Mexico Aska Volunteer. 4 v
Chihuahua City, Mex Fever4 af-
forts to bring every unit of tha Car
ranxa army of tha north to. the ''great
est possible strength for service in the
event of hoatilitiea with tha United
State are being pushed bore. A mes
sage from General Obregon, Mexican
minister of war, directed General Tre
vlno, commanding tha northern divis
ion, to urge patriotic citisens to volun
teer "to fight the American army, in
case of a rupture of relations," and to
prevent "the further raiding of Amer
ican territory by armed bandita."
War Declared in Redding.
Redding, Cel. About 60 Mexican
who are employed on an irrigation
ditch construction gang near here en
gaged In a street fight with several
Americans here Sumisy night in the
restricted district After the disturb
ance waa quelled by tha police, aided
by deputy sheriffs, 15 Mexicans were
placed in jail, many of them severely
Injured. Knives, stones, clubs and
fiste were tha weapons used by the
fighters. Six men were stabbed.
tOEDLU (OTA'S DEMANDS
SKK1Y BY WISO
Washington, D. C Upon Ganeral
Carrania'a reception of a atarn refusal
to baad bla damanda for rarall
American troopa from Mexico hinge
tha question of Mexican war, in
opinion of President Wilaon'a cioaa
visors. They wara prepared Tuoaday
for tha possibility of open hoatlllti
after tha nota which waa aant forward
No Indication baa come that tha fl
cblaf'a attitude of Implacable boatillty
would ba shaken by tha reiterated dee-
laration of tha lataet eommumcatl
that tha United 8tatos baa no aggros-
tiva or warlike purpoee toward Max!
to, but la (Irmly resolved to protect
bar burden and and brigandage in
Indication that tba militia now
Ine nutlililaad la intended aa Wall
jnvssion of Mexico aa for guard duty
on the border appeared In administra
tion circle when step were taken w
have the new army reorganisation law,
which becomes.erreciiv JUiy i,
come In force at onre.
Whlla tha dlntumatie alalia ware
progreea the nation waa etirred
throughout Ita length and breadth with
the movement of National Guardamen
melm.J.iu.lniT ti atiard tha border.
leaat 100,000 ana possibly a rar larger
number ware preparing lor active aerv
fa unuer rresiueni niuw e wi rv
Ice under President mison a eaii.
tn present their minion will be pure-
Ivone of defense. buL should war
, come, Uiey will oe rweoy bkot ub
They will not ba assigned for border
duty until mustered Into tha federal
coma, they will be ready also for that.
duty until mustered
nnvial renorta from man Quarter
show that a flame of popular feeling
against the United Statee ia benlg
kindled throughout Mexico. Appar-
.ntiv it la halne- dona with tba sanc
tion of Ganeral Carranxa, for the acts
in many caaee are those of his autlior-
ld mllltarv or civil airenta.
Neither Stale department officials
nor members of the diplomatic corps
here have been able to aatury them
selves aa to Carranxa 's motive. There
are some, however, who believe be
kniwia ia rlda Into nomileritv bv
diplomatic triumph over bla powerful
nortnern neignoor or upon a war wn
which mla-ht re-establish hi tattering
government in popular estimation.
Ann tha m waa on and tha certain
dnfaat nf hla 1 rmiaa foreshadowed, the
observer say, General Carranaa might
sue for peace, trusting w ine magna
nlmltv of the Washington government
to leave mm in power. ,
Mexlcane Msrchlng on Del Rio
Ran Antonio. Tea. Mexican irov
ernment troopa ware reported Monday
night to ba marching toward Del Rio,
a border town aoout iuo muea up in
Rio Grand from Eagle Pass, with the
announced intention of attacking the
This information was tba moat nota
ble bit of evidence Indicating the atti
tude of the de facto government that
reached General Funs ton. It waa
brought to tba border by a Mexican,
ut.. .M tha fniva eras IK Aft atrono'.
General Pershing' report Indicated
that General Jacinto Trevlno' troopa
bad not yet maoa any aovance move
and armv officials believed it improb
able that they would unless Trevlno
received special orders irom aiexico
Kfh Information aa reached General
Funston concerning the movement of
Mexican troopa Indicated the adoption
of a plan not to maintain neavy gar-
vlanna at border Dointa. but to hold the
bulk of tha border army soma mile
south of the Rio Grande.
Sailora Clash With Mexican.
Washington, D. C A clash between
Carranaa aolidera and American sea
men from tha gunboat Annapolis at
Matatlan waa called to the attention
of the Washington government Tues
day by General Carranxa' ambassa
dor bora, with a request that in the
extlsins: tensd situation no men be
landed In Mexico from American war
ship under any circumstances.
The incident, which occurred Mon-
dav. resulted in casualties on both
side and in the capture by the Mexi
can of two American officer, who,
after explanation, were released, ac
cording to the report presented by the
ambassador. A dispatch from Admiral
Winslow. of the Pacific fleet, announc
ing the capture of the men, made no
mention of their release, butoiliciais
assumed it had occurred after tha mes
sage was sent.
Carranxa Reiterates Order.
Mexico City General Carranxa, In
a statement to the pre Tuesday, re-
Iterated his declaration that any move
ment of American troop except to the
northward would ba considered hostile
and that Mexican commander had
been ordered to repel it if made.
More than 10,000 persons gathered
in the great square bounded by the ca
thedral and municipal palaces, where
they were addressed by General Car
ranxa, War Minister Obregon and oth
er member of the government
Yucatan Declares War,
Galveston, Tex. The Mexican gov
ernment in Yucatan has issued a pro
clamation ordering all Americana out
of Mexico and declaring a state of war
existing between tha two countries,
according to passengera arriving here
Tuesday morning on the Norwegian
steamer Nils, from Progreso.
American and other foreigner are
being tr.ken on board an American
gunboat at Prcgreso. Great excite
ment i said to prevail,
DEMOCRATS NOMINATE WILSON
WOODROW WILSON, PRESIDENT.
St LoulaTbe Democratic National
Convention finished iu work Friday by
adopting tha party platform exactly aa
approved by President Wilson and sub
mitted by the resolutions committee.
including the planka on Americanism
and favornlg woman auffrage, but not
until the harmony of it three days'
session bad been rippled with a row
over the auffrage plank.
No voice waa raised against the
declarations of the AmricanUm plank.
At one time it looked as if the suffrage
plank had been lost but after Senator
Walsh, of Montana, had told tne con-
THOMAS R. MARSHALL.
vention that President Wilson himself
considered it vital to party success it
was voted into the platform, 8881 to
181. The whole platform theiwwaa
adonted without roll call.
As it went into the piauorm tne
uffraee plank stands:
We favor the extension 01 tne
franchise to the women of this coun
try, state by state, on the same terms
aa to the men." . '
The women auffrage leaders consid
ered It a much more favorable declara
tion than they got from the Republic
can convention at Chicago; they threw
all their force behind it and won the
upport of tha administration leaders,
who were found fighting for them
when danger threatened.
Haeirared and worn from an all
nisrht aession. the platform maker
were not ready with their report until
afternoon, when Senator Stone, sleep
less tor more than 80 hour, took the
speaker's stand to read the document
gave over this task to Senator Walsh,
of Montana, and Senator Hollis, of
New Hampshire. They "spelled"
each other reading the long declare1
Tha fight on the suffrage plank waa
in the air. Every body was keyed up
to it when at the conclusion of the
reading of the platform Martin Lomas
ney, of Boston, a delegate, claimed the
attention of the chair, it waa thought
that he was opening the fight It waa
several minutes before the shout of
pproval and cries of disapproval could
be stilled sufficiently to hear that ba
wanted to put the convention on record
aa sympathising with '"the people of
Living for Diplomats Grows.
Washington,. D. C Secretary Lan-
Ing has asked congress for $75,000
for special allowances to diplomatic
officers in foreign capitals, reporting
that the cost of living had increased
200 per cent over normal times.
Most of the diplomatic officers at
these capitals" said Secretary Lansing,
are able to live at present only by
drawing substantially on their private
means and in many instances where
secretaries of embassies or legations
have no" private means their continu
ance at these post will be impossible."
Coliseum, St Louis President Wil
son and Vice President Marshall were
nominated by acclamation late Thurs
day night by the Democratic National
convention, the ticket being completed
four minute before Friday.
Contrary to expectation, however,
the convention did not finish its work,
because the . platform waa not ready,
and it met again at 11 o'clock Friday
morning, - v s",
It was announced in the convention
that the sub-committee drafting the
platform bad finished it work, but
that the entire resultion committee
was not assembled to pass upon it and
it waa not known when that could be
President Wilson' own plank,
charging conspiracy among some for
eign-born citixena for the benefit of
the foreign powers and denouncing any
political party which benefit and not
repudiating such a situation, waa in
corporated in the platform just aa the
President himself bad aent tt Irom
Washington. It waa understood that
tha President insisted that the plank
should be put in the platform in the
way be bad drawn it
There never waa any doubt 01 treat'
dent Wilson' nomination, but there
hraa a possibility that soma vice-presi
dontial booms might be brought out in
opposition to Vice President Marshall,
They melted away. However, wnen
the convention got in session, and. a
soon a President Wilson's nomination
had been made a roaring chorus of ac
clamation. Senator Kara who re-nomi
nated Mr. Marshall, east aside a long
prepared speech and simply declared:
1 nominate Thomas Kiicy atarsnaii.
of Indiana, for vice president
To President . Wilson's nomination
there waa only one dissenting vote,
Robert Emmett Burke, of Illinois.
A striking incident of the session
waa the action of the convention in
callirur on William J. Bryan to speak,
This waa done on the motion of Sena
tor Thompson, of Kansas, that tha
rule be suspended and the ex-secre
tary be permitted to take the plat
form. The motion , waa carried and
Mr. Bryan waa escorted to the plat
He spoke 45 minute, pledging his
support to the President
"Raus mit him," roared a Baltimore
delegate and the convention hall
rocked with laughter.
The real fight broke immediately
after, however, when Governor Fer
guson, of Texas, who headed the mi
nority report against the administra
tion plank, was given SO minutes in
which to discuss it
The plank offered by the minority
"The Democratic party has always
stood for the sovereignty of the sev
eral states in the control and regula
tion of elections. We reaffirm the
historic position or our party tn this
regard and favor the continuance of
that wise provision of the federal con
stitution which vests in the several
states of the union the power to pre
scribe the qualifications of their elec
tora.". $50,000,000 Loan I Made.
Petrograd A $50,000,000 banking
credit Was completed between repre
sentatives of five New York financial
bousea and the Russian government
The credit was secured by the deposit
by Russia in a local bank to the order
of American banks of 15,000,000 ru
bies. In addition the American banks
received an option to purchase 100,
000,000 rubles in Russian government
5 per cent bonds st 341. The Ameri
can parties to the transaction are J. P.
Morgan Co., and others.
A New Tool for Progressive farmers.
In the work for agricultural ad
vancement being carried forward
through so many diverse agencies in
all parte ef our country, the great need
ha been for some directory to the val
uable literature being issued in the
form of bulletins and periodicals.
The results of research carried on at
all the state experiment stations, pub
lished In tha form of bulletins, the
vast number of publications issued by
Federal departments and research
worker la universities, the miscellan
eous literature issued by state board
of agriculture, the varioue national
Delations for the advancement of ag
ricultural science and the improvement
of rural life, constitute the most au
thoritative and valuable library for
agricultural worker In existence to
day and may be bad for tha asking,
The on difficulty ba been the lack
of any ready-reference directory, kept
progressively up-to-date, that would
classify the daU thus aasembled and
aava a busy man tha labor of looking
through thousands of pamphlets to find
a stray bit of information. This great
need ia now being supplied by the new
cumulative index, issued through the
co-operative effort of the agricultural
collcarea and experiment stations. This
publication will provide an accurate
ready-reference guide to the moat val
uable current agricultural literature.
and will also index fuUy about fifty
popular farm papers and ecientifie
journals, selected by the librarians in
agricultural colleges as most useful lor
research workers and practical farm
Any one who know bow to use a
dictionary wilt be able to find any in
formation desired in this index. All
the reference material relating to any
on topic can be found by toe simple
device of turning to the subject in ita
proper place in the alphabet The
publication baa been undertaken by the
H. W. Wilson Company, well-kno
publisbera of library guide to periodi
cal literature, and will be .issued five
times a year, each number will contain
all the references in earlier numbers
combined under one alphabet, and the
bound annual wiU provide a complete
directory to the moat valuable litera
ture, relating to agriculture and it
allied sciences, for the current year.
Every county agent every extension
worker, every investigator or writer
on agricultural subject, ana every
practical farmer wishing to keep in
touch with the beat available informa
tion being issued in tha form of
pamphieta and periodicals, should pro
vide himself with a copy of Una index.
It wiU multiply many fold the service
the library can give the rural commun
ity: it will make it possible for the
urban community to get an under
standing of tha farmer's problem, and
so nave tba way for an intelligent co
operation between town and country.
and it should stimulate tha study of
the scientific principle of agriculture
in the achooia. 1
Full information, sample pages, and
rates may be had by writing to the H.
W. Wilson Company,. White flams,
actors Affecting the Duty of Water.
By W. L. Powers, Professor of Imga-
ticn ana urauisge, v. a. .
The amount of water required to irri
gate a given crop to maturity depends
on the soil and subsoil conditions, the
kind and variety of crops, and the
amount and distribution of rainfall as
well aa other weather condition. Less
water ia required where applied with
the furrow method and in deep furrows
or where the stand of the particular
crop grown is perfect in proportion to
the fertility of the land. The kind of
cultivation and the kind of ditches
used, whether broad or deep, affect the
total amount of water required. An
other important factor ia the skill of
the irrigator and. the method of pur
chase and use of the water. Leas
water is used where it is pumped or
where the irrigator pays in proportion
to the quantity used and where rota
tion ia practised in the use 01 water,
The above factors have been com
monly recognised in affecting duty of
water for year. Recently we have
come to realise the importance of crop
rotation, and the use of manure to
maintain the fertility and keep up the
water capacity of the soils so that the
plants will not need to drink aa much
water in securing the needed nourish
ment For example, on the College
Demonstration Farm near Redmond,
1912. an acre planted to potatoes re
ceived six acre-inches of irrigation.
One-half of this land waa treated with
potassium sulfate at the rate of one
pound per square rod, or at a cost of
about four dollar per acre. The un
fertilised plat yielded 147 bushels, or
24.5 bushels per acre-inch. The fer
tilised plat yielded 235 bushel per
acre, or 39.1 bushela per acre inch. In
all cases where fertiliser waa used on
this farm, it resulted in decidedly
more economical returns per acre-inch
of water used. Meadowa require rela
tively large amounts of water; grain
but moderate quantities and cultivated
crops such as potatoes still less. The
time, amount and frequency of irriga
tion all affect the duty of water. These
constitute the largest practicable prob
lems of irrigation practice and deserve
Chehalla Creamery Votea Dividend.
Chehalis, Wash. T. J. Long has
been re-elected president of the board
of trustees of Lewis County Co-operative
Creamery. Charles GesselL of
Forest waa chosen to suecede himself
as vice-president and C B. Perkins as
secretary-treasurer. The organisation
voted a 6 per cent dividend on ita is
sued stock. During the past year tne
creamery turned out butter fat to the
amount of 232,000 pounds, selling in
sddition a large quantity of cream.
The volume of business of the concern
will total close to $75,000 for the year.
NORTHWEST MARKET REPORTS;
GENERAL CROP CONDITIONS
Portland Wheat BluesUm, JSC
per bushot; fortyf old, 86c; club, (5c;
red Fife, 85e; red Russian, 86e.
Barky-No. 1 feed, $27.60(29.60,
Hay Eastern Oregon timothy, $24
0,24.60 per ton: valley timothy, $21(3
22: alfalfa, old crop. $16217; new
Mlllfeed Spot price: Bran. $28tfJ
28.60 per ton; shorts, $2029.60; rol
led barley, 3l.&B3z.&o.
Corn Whole, $38 ton; cracked, $37.
Vegetable Artichoke, $1 doaen;
tomato, $1.60ftL76 per crate; cab
bage, $2442.75 per hundred; garlic,
10c per pound; pepper, 25c; eggplant
20&25e; horseradish, 8e; lettuce.
$1.601.?6 per crate cucumber, 75c
$1 per dozen; spinach, 4ig6e per
pound; asparagus, $l(gL25 per dozen;
rhubarb, 14&2cper pound; peaa, 6
8c; cauliflower, $1.25 par crate;
beans, 10c per pound.
Potatoes Old. $1.601.75; Califor
nia, new, 22te per pound.
Onion California rod, $2.25 per
Green Fruit Strawberries, $1.60
per crate; apple, $1L76 box; goose
berries, 4c per pound; cherries, $1.25
(1.60 per box; cantaloupes, $L606iJ
3.60 per crate; aprieota, $1,856(3.67
per crate; aprieota, 1.35rl.&0 per
box; peaches $1.50 per box; water
melons, 21e per pound.
Eggs Oregon ranch, current re
ceipts, 2222c per doaen; candled, 23
Poultry Hen. U(Hbc per pound;
tag, 10c; broilers, 1720c; turkey,
live, 18&20e: dressed, choice.- 2Z&
25c; ducks, 14gl6e; geese, 10c
Butter Cube, extra, 251c; cubes.
prime first, 25c; firsts, 24c. Jobbing
price : Print, extras. 27a29c; but-
terfat No. 1, 27c; No. 2, 25c,, Port
Veal Fancy, Halite per pound.
Pork Fancy, lOtglOJe per pound.
Hope 1915 crop, 9Jllc per pound;
1916 contracts, nominal.
Wool Eastern Oregon, 23g33c per
pound; valley, 8035c
Caaeara bark Did and new, c per
Cattle Steers, choice grass, $S
8.35; good, $8f8.15; cows, choice,
$7.25(27.55; good. $6.767.25; me
dium, $6.257.25; heifers. $5.608;
bulla, $36; stags, $4.&07.
Hoga Prime light $8.05(28.10;
good to prime, $88.05; rough heavy,
$7.608; piga and skips, $7.357.80.
Sheep Yearlings, $7.50 8.60;
wethers, $77.60; ewes, $5.606.50;
Arrival of First Watermelons
Proves That Summer Is Near
Spokane If the weather had not
brightened and warmed aa it baa the
appearance of tha first watermelons
of the season would nave made known
the nearness of summer. They retail
at 4 and S centa a pound.
The first blackberries or dewberries
of this year's crop are also in evidence
at 15 cents a basket
Plums, apricots. Hood River straw
berries, though not superabundant are
arriving in greater quantities and the
wholesome if homely gooseberry is
somewhat increasing in sine, though
ita price still remains at the popular
nickel the basket
Apearagua is mora plentiful and the
green cabbage, though still arriving
from the South, ia of appetizing fresh
New potatoes are increasing in size
and decreasing in price.
With the arrival of the carload of
cantaloupes due on Thursday there will
be a more ample supply in the stores.
No more navel orangea will arrive
this season, but Valencia will take
their place with increasing abundance.
ncreasing Cost of Gasoline
Is Blamed On Standard Oil
Washington. D. C. The Federal
Trade commission concluded Wednes
day ita Investigation of the rise of
gasoline prices, ending a two days'
hearing after representativea of Stand
ard Oil and various independent com
panies had given divergent explana
tiona of the present situation in the
industry. A report, based on the
hearings and on the results of weeks
of investigation by the commission a
agents, will be made public soon and
will be transmitted to congress in
response to a resolution asking for an
The independent jobbers and reoners
who appeared before the commission
were virtually unanimous in placing
responsibility for the increases on the
Standard Oil companies, who, tney
charged, had refused to compete and
fixed prices. Standard Oil represent
ativea replied to the ehargea but did
not enter into an explanation of the
elements behind the soaring cost of
gasoline to consumers, . ,
Rust and Bug Play Havoc.
Washington, D. C W. R. Steven
son, of Kansas City, Kan., ia a patron
at the Raleigh hoteL In touching on
the wheat situation in his state he said
that rust and bug are playing havoc
with what promised to be a bumper
crop a few weeks ago.
'In many sections farmers are
breaking up the land they had sowed
to wheat and are patting it.in other
crops," continued Mr. Stevenson.
The present conditions indicate a
marked shortage in the greatest
wheat-producing area of the world."
OF CURRENT M
Brief tee cf feral Ecws
Live News Items of AH Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
Eighty thousand Austrian war cor
nered when Czernowits waa captured
and are threatened with capture.
French new pa pent commenting on
the Mexican aituation, declare that
France and England must support the
The call to arm issued throughout
the country swept Yale's baseball and
crew ranks and threatened to destroy
tha Eli athetotic hopes beyond repairs.
The French looses around Verdun in
killed and wounded amount to approxi
mately 165,000 to date. These losses
have occurred on a front which i not
more than 13 mile in length.
General Pershing defied Carranxa'a
demand not to move troopa in any di
rection except northward, when he or
dered two detaehmente of cavalry to
pursue Villa bandits couth and west
According to reports there ia rejoic
ing in Matamoroa in the belief 'that
small band of Mexicans compelled a
force of about 800 American soldier
to reeroea from Mexico territory into
the United State Monday.
The Italian government has decided
to permit wivea of Italiana who have
become naturalized Americans ana
have not returned to Italy for military
service to rejoin their husbands in
America. Heretofore this baa been
forbidden; v .-y:
Mexican refugee are enrolling at
their consulate in Havana,, to .fight in
tha event of war with tha United
State. Minister Gonxalee ha in
formed the Cuban government that
United States warships will shortly
visit Havana. President Menocal has
signed a decree revoking all permit
for private wireleaa station.
Loss of jobs and salaries of 1000
government clerks who are member of
the District of Colombia National
guard may result from the president's
call to tba militia. Compelled to re
spond for duty or face eourtmartial,
the governments clerks are between (
two fires. Special legislation by con
gress or the issuance of an executive
order by the President i necessary to
protect them and their jobs. -
- Tha War department baa' received
many inquiries aa to what immunitiea
would be granted married men who are
members of the National Guard.
While most officials were inclined to
believe that leaves should be granted
those who can show that their absence
from business would be a privation to
dependent families, it waa pointed out
that each case must be presented sep
arately and would be decided on vita
merit. ., .
The news from Mexico ia creating an
enormous stir in Madrid, owing to the
financial and sentimental interest en
gaged. King Alfonso baa received a
cable from the large Spanish colony in
Mexico begging his mediation to pre
vent war between the United States
and Mexico, the consequences of which
would be serious to both parties. Tha
whole Spanish press support the peti
tion that the king do the best be possi
bly can under the circumstances.
Vic Admiral Henry T. Mayo is in
command of the Atlantic Meet suc
ceeding Admiral Frank F. Fletcher,
who goes to Washington to become a '
member of the naval board. The cere
mony was held at the navy yard at
New York. The usual salutes and.,
ceremonies marked the change, which
took place on the deck of the Wyo
ming, flagship of the fleet Rear Ad
miral Dewitt Coffman succeeds Admi
ral Mayo aa vice admiral, commanding
the first division.
Fire destroyed 200 feet of the Bel
linghamft Northern Railway tunnel
half a mile oast of Doming, Wash., on
the branch line the company is con
structing between Goshen and Wel
come. The damage is estimated st
$40,000 and will delay opening tha
new line at least 60 days. The timber
lining of the tunnel caught fire from
the sparks from a s tears shovel which
waa working inside removing a small
slide. Firemen were aent from Bel-
lingham to assist in fighting the Ore.
The Austrians have evacuated Czer
nowits, capital of Bukowina, according
to dispatches to the semi-official Petro
grsd News agency from Bukowina hf
way of Bucharest
Tha fiehtinsr on the AuBtro-Itglian
line in Tyrol seemingly has died dn
in violence, only artillery dn ?s ami
small infantry enpftgnifnt caving
been reported. To the east of Monfal
eone, which lie a short distance from
the head of the Gulf of Trieste, the
Italian bava capture.! Austrian
tiona and taken prisoiwr i'ji o;er