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FALLS CITY NEWS
EVENTS OF THE DAY
Newsy Items Gathered from Al
Parts of the World.
PREPARED FOR THE BUSY READER
Less Important but N ot Less
esting Happenings from Points
Outside the State.
Goldfield, N ev., mines with a capital
o f over 119,000,000 have been consoli
The anti-Diaz riots in M exico are
said to have been Btarted by expelled
The French talk o f other powers
helping Spain in Morocco, where the
situation is serious.
A Denver man has received a de
mand from blackmailers for $10,000
with death as an alternative.
Chiccgo is experiencing the hottest
weather o f the year and there are doz
ens o f deaths and prostrations.
A gang which has been systemati
rally smuggling goods across the line
has been broken up at Vancouver, B. C.
S P A N IS H REBELS S H O T .
Herded Into Square, and Then A rtil
lery Is Turned Loose.
Madrid, July 30.— I t was officially
announced tonight that the cavalry at
Barcelona succeeded today in driving
into S t M artin’ s Square, the principal
bands o f revolutionists against whom
the a -tillery opened fire, causing great
losses. The survivors surrendered.
The official statement further says
that it now remains only to overcome
small groups o f revolutionists in the
villages near Barcelona.
Maura announced tonight this fa v o r
able report from Barcelona:
“ The arrival o f reinforcements w ill
enable us to quell the outbreaks.’ ’
Thus, according to official advices,
the insurrection has been checked, but
at a heavy loss o f life . A fte r fighting
desperately and successfully for a long
tim e behind barricades, the principal
mobs were gradually driven to St.
Martin Square, where they found them
selves entrapped. Heavy detachments
o f artillery and cavalry came up and
The artillery immediately opened
fire, mowing down the revolutionists,
who sought to escape, but were met at
every point with shot and shell. Those
o f the insurgents who were not killed
or seriously wounded threw down their
arms and surrendered.
The insurrection continues in the
troops are proceeding. The command
ers o f the soldiers are under orders to
spare none who attempt to resist.
W rig h t’ s aeroplane has successfully
W O M E N B U Y LA N D .
passed another government test, mak
ing 42 y * miles an hour with a passen
Chicago Seam stresses Going to Raise
Fruit in Idaho.
The Colombian congress wants to
know why President Reyes le ft the
Chicago, July 30.— A group o f Chi
country and then sent in his resigns cago seamstresses today deputized
Miss Glenna Lynch to Wendell, Idaho,
Terror and tragedy are supreme in Monday to perform the final form alities
Spain. Burning buildings have turned in the purchase o f a 160-acre fru it farm
night into day at Barcelona and it re which they have bought with their
I f all goes well they
quire a constant vigilance by troops to pooled earnings.
propose to leave their work here and
prevent further trouble,
go out to Wendell, where they w ill
A storm off the German coast has form a little fru it raising colony.
caused great damage to shipping.
The young women call themselves
The Idaho Guild.’ ’
They banded to
The Great Northern is planning sev
eral extensions in Pacific Coast states, gether a year ago with the agricultural
project in view .
They secured 160
Northwestern senators fought to the acres o f government irrigated land,
last to secure a higher tariff on rate on have now made their last payment, and
Miss Lynch w ill go through the final
Another hot wave is spreading over form alities necessary to acquire title
the East, causing many deaths and to the land.
Am ong the prospective farmers, in
addition to Miss Lynch, are the Misses
The sugar trust may have to pay a
Adelaide Jackson, Marie Miller, Helen
fire c? $750,000 fo r absobrbing a Pepn
M iller, Laura hunt and Maud Lyncn.
Most o f them became enthusiastic
A California man has fasted 30 days over the idea o f investing in irrigated
and as he does not feel hungry w ill not land at meetings o f the Dressmakers’
A r t club.
Idaho Guild was
eat until he does.
launched with eigh t members, but a
A Chicago man has figured out that
few others have since become imbued
the Windy C ity w ill have a population
w ith agricultural enthusiasm and have
o f 5,000,000 in 1940.
contributed from their earnings to the
A moral crusade has started in Chi land fund.
cago and 20 divekeepers have been in
dicted as a beginning.
S P A IN S U F F E R S G R E A T L O S S
B leriiot, who successfully crossed
the English channel, is w illin g to enter T ro o p s Are Driven Back With 3 ,00 0
a race with the W righ t brothers.
Killed and Wounded.
The Italian king has announced that
Madrid, July 3 0 .—Official dispatches
he w ill send the princes o f the royal received here today admit that the
blood to vis it Italian colonies in North battle between Moorish tribesmen and
and South Am erica.
the Spanish forces outside o f M elilla
Reyes, o f Colom July 27 was a disastrous defeat. The
Moore cut off communication with the
Spanish outposts, and the main force
Crete has raised the Greek flag and
o f the Spaniards was driven back under
declared independence o f Turkey.
the walls o f the city, here fighting con
The United States Steel corporation tinued desperately in the city.
has increased the dividends on its com
M ellilla is full o f wounded.
The extent o f the disaster is plainly
French Socialists have protested apparent from General M arina’s dis
against the proposed vis it o f the czar patches given out at the war office
today. He says :
“ On July 27 the Moors cut the rail
Colonel Leopold Markbreit, ex-m in road, severing communication with our
ister to Bolivia and mayor o f Cincin outposts.
Our batteries shelled the
nati, is dead.
Moors, but the advance posts were en
A coal train on the Denver & Rio dangered and they had to be abandoned.
Grande ran away in Utah, but the The situation at M elilla is grave, de
spite the desperate bravery o f the
crew escaped unhurt.
troops, who are now fighting under the
The W rit ht aeroplane has a device walls o f the city.
to prevent accidents in case the ma
“ Our losses in the engagement were
chine should fall in water.
General Pintos, a colonel, two lieuten
Senator Stone, o f Missouri, has been ant colonels, five captains and many
arrested at Baltimore for striking a officers and subalterns and about 1,000
men. The wounded number at least
negro w aiter who did not serve the
1,500, including many officers.
senator just to suit him.
hippodrome is full o f wounded soldiers.
Tourist travel to the Yellowstone Tw o generals were mortally wounded.”
park is so heavy that all hotels are
full and the Oregon Short Line has
W arfare May Upset Cabinet.
stopped traffic to that place temporar
Paris, July 30.— P rivate advices re
ceived here from Madrid say the fe e l
Hubert Latham came within two ing in Spain against the war on the
miles o f crossing the English channel R iff coast is strong and widespread,
in his aeroplane when an accident oc and it is doubtful whether Prem ier
curred to the machinery and be fe ll in Maura w ill be able to weather the
to the sea. He was rescued.
storm. The masses are described as
A general strike is on at Barcelona, being hostile to the war, the purpose
o f which they do not comprehend, and
Spain, against the war in Morocco.
which they suspect o f being an out
Hawaiian sugar planters pr ipose to growth o f mining speculation. The po
import Russian laborers to displace sition o f General Marina, commander
o f the Spanish forces in Morocco, is
The battleship Michigan, the speed described as being inherently weak.
bia, has resigned.
iest o f her class, w ill go into commis
sion in August.
The chat ces seem good that Thaw
will be declared sane and released
from the asylum.
European pressure may y e t cause
China to refuse Americans a share in
the railway loan.
The assistant cashier o f a Tipton,
Ind., bank, robbed it o f $60.000 and
I -ft fo r parts unknown.
Hubert Latham damged his airship
during a trial flight before attem pting
to cross the English channel.
Hail Devastates C rops.
B illings, Mont., July 30.— Word re
ceived here today from the Huntley
project In Eastern Montana, which yes
terday w it swept by a terrific wind,
hail and rain storm, p lan s the aegre-
g it e damage at $200,000.
grain o f all kind were beaten down and
the tops o f beets and potatoes were
t >rn to bits. Unprotected stock suffer-
e I greatly from hail.
The wind ui
r « f e d numerous houses and barns ar
wrecked smaller buildings.
Am ericans Given Share.
Berlin, July 30.— The German bank-
The British cabinet has announced
ere participating in the C'nii ese rail
that four more battleships o f the
way loan have forwarded advices from
Dreadnaught type w ill be b u ilt
1 Pekin that negotiations for an A m eri
The ex-shah o f Persia has been offer can proportionate share in the loan are
ed an annual pension o f $25,000 on con nearly completed on terms agreeable to
i the Americana.
dition that be leave the country.
C IT Y ,
MEXICO HAS QUAKE
Area Over 1,000 Miles Square is
Devastated by Tremblor.
TIDAL WAVE ADDS TO HORROR
Hundreds o f People Have Lost Their
Lives and Many Towns Are
Com plete'y Destroyed.
M exico City, Mexico, July 3.— Hun
dreds o f livtB were lost, innumerable
persona were injured and great prop
erty loss resulted from earthquakes
which shook the entire Southern part
o f Mexico, extending from Oaxaca on
the Southeast to Acapulco on the Pa
cific coast, which was partially devas
tated at 4 o ’ clock yesterday- morning
Eleven dead are reported in this city,
and 52 bodies have been recovered at
Adding to the horror o f the quake a
tidal wave swept the city o f Acapulco,
carrying down the bamboo houses
which line the shore, with hundreds of
occupants, who were unable to escape,
Most o f these, it is said, were women
Driven panic-stricken from their
homes by the quake, it was some time
befure the inhabitants realized the
predicament o f the fam ilies in the
poorer quarter. Fires which started
gained a good headway, and these
added to the death list.
The total number o f dead in Acapulco
is not known, it being difficult to get
details from there tonight over Federal
About 100 miles inland from A c a
pulco the towns o f Taluca, Puebla,
Horles and Chilpancingo, the capital
o f the state o f Guerrero, also suffered.
A runner reached Chilpancingo with a
report that the town o f Mazatlan, a
near seaport, which was only recently
swept by fire, was again devastated.
The people there had only commenced
to rebuild, and the damage, therefore,
w-as not as great a 3 it otherwise would
Reports have also been received from
Reopan, Zapate, Providencia, Atoyac,
Ayutla and Chilpa, and it is said seve
ral people were killed in each place,
while there was also a great loss of
property. Iguala. feloloapan, Cocula,
Cutzamala, Amatepec, Saltepec and
other towns north of the Balsas river
suffered. Some o f these reports have
reached the city by native runners, or
have been received from the territories
by Federal wires.
The sHbck was fe lt as far as Oaxaca
on the Southeast, and great rumblings
are reported in the ground in many
places, while the quake threw many
bridges out o f plumb on the Ouerna-
vacal railroad. Many o f the towns
where damage is reported are practi
cally isolated, having only runners as a
means o f communication w ith the out
Every effo rt is being
made to g et details o f casualties, but
it may be weeks until official reports
are received by mail.
Acapulco is in the earthquake zone,
and many temblors have been experi
enced there, but the present one, which
was followed by a tidal wave, is said
to be the most destructive in the his
tory o f the seaport.
In the tidal wave several cra ft in the
harbor, it is said, were sunk, increasing
the loss o f life .
M A K E S NEW RECO RD .
W right Remains in Air
M ore Than an Hour.
Washington, July 2d.— The world’s
aeroplane record for tw o men, both as
to tim e and distance, was broken last
evening in a beautiful i’ ight o f 1 hour,
12 minutes and 40 seceiids— upward o f
50 miles, and at a spned averaging 40
miles an hour, by Orv lie W righ t at
F ort Myer, with Lieut nant Frank P.
Lahm, o f the army s gnal corps, as a
The form er record was made last
year by his brother, Wilbur, at Le-
mans, France, with Professor Paintov
o f the French institute, as passenger.
That flight was 1 hour, 9 minutes and
W ilbur was an eager
spectator o f yesterday" 1 flight.
The cheering that heralded the set
ting o f a new mark is the conquest o f
the air was led by President T a ft, who
was an intensely interested spectator
throughout the flight.
was all important to the W rights, in
that it completed the first o f tw o cru-
ical tests o f their machine imposed
upon them by the United States gov
ernment — the so-called “ endurance
test,” which required them to remain
one hour continuously in the air with
one passenger. O rville did nearly 13
minutes better than that, and could
have kept on indefinitely— three hours
and a half, the lim it imposed by the
gasoline capacity o f the supply tank.
G R A F T W A S HUGE.
Chicago Police Collected Nearly S3,
OUU.UUO a Year for Protection.
Chicago, July 28.— Astounding reve
lations follow the partial investiga
tion o f vice conditions in Chicago,
made in connection vith the present
crusade against police g ra ft. Many
vicious industries were seen to be cen
tered in several districts o f the city in
such proportions that the task o f in
vestigating coonditions in the territory
over which Inspector McCann had jur
isdiction is gigan tic and w ill unfold to
the grand ju ry's gaze a spectacle many
times as loathsome as that presented
by the levee west o f the river.
Conservatively estimated, the an
nual amounts in g ra ft alleged to be
paid for police protection by resorts of
many kinds in the cily, including dis
orderly houses, hotels, flats, rooming
houses, gam bling houses, dance halls,
and saloons, made a total o f $2,932,-
760, nearly 5,000 places contributing
to the sum, i f such fu .d exists.
The largest part of this enormous
revenue is said to be paid by resort
keepers and oth ers^ '■ what is known
as the Twenty-Becondu.evee district.
In addition to these amounts receiv
ed from habitues o f Twenty-second
street levee, the F irst ward ball nets
its organizers $30,000 a year on the
average. Resort keepers and others
are forced to contribute in the whole
sale purchase of tickets and wine.
W IL L D IS T R IB U T E R IC H E S.
Alfonso Declares Martial Law
DESPERATE FIGHT IN BARCELONA
Government Contends at Same Time
Against Sedition ai Hom e and
Fanatical M oors.
Madrid, July 29.— The revolution in
Catalonia has reached a serious stage.
There is much bloodshed.
A rtille ry
has been employed in the streets o f
Barcelonia to quell the outbreaks.
The city is terror-stricken. The revo
lutionists ere reported to be fighting
desperately behind barricades.
troop-i include mounted artillery and
the defenses o f the rebels have peen
raked with shot.
K in g Alfonso hastened back to Ma
drid from San Sebastian today and is
sued a decree proclaiming martial law
and suspension o f the constitutional
guarante throughout Spain.
have been given to the governors o f
provinces to crush the revolution at any
cost without hesitation and without
Today marks a black chapter in
Spain’s history, for there was tragedy
both at home and abroad.
at M elilla had a bloody battle with the
Moore, which, though the victory was
won by the Spaniards, resulted in the
loss o f 21 officers and 200 privates k ill
ed and wounded.
An exact estimate o f the dead and
wounded in the clashes between the
troops and rebels in Barcelona is not
possible because o f the rigid censor
ship, and the government has not fixed
R O AD B ED C R U M B L E S .
Train Goes Into River and Six People
Killed and 36 Hurt.
Kansas C ity, July 27.— Six lives
were lost and 36 persons were injured,
three perhaps fatally, in the wreck o f
Wabash passenger train No. 4, when
it plunged into the Missouri river 30
miles east o f here.
The train le ft Kansas C ity at 9
o’ clock Saturday night, and w b b due in
St. Louis ten hours later. O f the eight
cars that made up the train, five and
the engine are now in the river with
the water covering all o f them except
one end o f the Des Moines sleeper.
A deadhead Pullman, a mailcar, a
baggage car, a day coach and a sleeper
followed the engine into the stream.
The chair car and two Pullmans re
mained on the track.
For days flooded waters have been
undermining the roadbed, which paral
lels the river.
Three hours before
the wreck a freigh t train o f 45 loaded
cars passed the point safely. Three
hours later No. 4 started across the
same bit o f track and 50 fe et o f the
roadbed suddenly collapsed.
The train was running 14 miles an
hour, and the forward cars telescoped,
allowing the rear cars to stop so gradu
ally their occupants were hardly shaken.
M A R K T W A IN A S P IL O T .
Form er Steamboat Man Will Conver
President Down Mississippi.
St. Louis, Mo., July 27.— When
President T a ft takes his trip down the
Mississippi river from St. Louis to New
Orleans, Mark Twain, the humorist,
w ill act as pilot on the boat carrying
the country’ s chief executive.
The president’s river itinerary has
been completed and includes stops at
Cape Girardeau, Caruthersviile, in the
Missouri; Cairo, 111., Memphis, Tenn.,
and Vicksburg, Miss.
When a president o f the United
States takes a river trip, Mr. Clemens
always has been invited by the com
m ittee in charge to pilot the boat. The
usual invitation was extended to Mr.
Clemens on this occasion, and his
W H IT E S FEAR F O R S A F E T Y .
friends, who say he has a high personal
regard for Mr. T a ft, declare he w ill
Bloody Troubles Expected With Reds agree to pilot Mr. T a ft safely down
in British Columbia.
V ictoria, B. C., July 29.— The situa
tion in Skeena, where 2,000 members
o f related Indian tribes threaten the
safety o f the scattered whites, has
been little, i f any improved by the in
vestigation conducted by Special Com
missioner Stewart, o f the Ottawa office
o f Indian affairs, who w ith Superin-
1 indent Vuv>«ll and C hief o f l-.diar
Police O'Connell returned here today
from Hazelton, hoping that a clash be
tween the reds and the whites may be
averted by diplomatic and immediate
government action, but admittedly far
Others from the North today em
phatically assert the Indians only
await the closing o f navigation to ini
tiate sanguinary hostilities. These in
dependent Northerners brought from
Hazelton a petition o f the white resi
dents o f the Skeena fo r transmission
to Ottawa asking the immediate dis
patch o f a sufficient force o f the
mounted police to guarantee their safe
ty and also protect the builders o f the
Grand Trunk Pacific.
M oors Gather in Force.
Madrid, July 27.— Official dispatches
concerning the bombardment yesterday
around M elilla state that this measure
was taken to prevent the erem y from
The gunboat Martin Alonzo
Pinzon assisted in the bombardment,
a fter which she chased, but did not
catch, two steamers suspected o f carry
ing contraband arms.
ment was resumed today.
are gathering in great force in the R iff
region. I t is estimated that they now
number 20,000, and are preparing for a
Blériot Awakens English,
London, July 27.— The London morn
ing newspapers publish editorials on
B leriot’ s feat. A new point brought
out is its strikin g appeal to the im agi
nation o f Englishmen that Great B rit
ain’s insular strength is no longer un
challenged, that the aeroplane is not a
toy, but a possible instrument o f war
fare which must be taken into account
by soldiers and statesmen and that it
B L A C K H AN D T E R R O R IZ E S .
was the one thing needed to wake up
the English people to the importance
People o f East Kootenai Go About In o f the science o f aviation.
Groups Arm ed.
Trolley W reck Is Fatal.
V ictoria, B. C., July 29.— Through
Los Angeles, July 27.— One person
the resumption o f activities by the an
was killed and several were injured,
archistic Italian element operating un
some o f them seriously, tonight, when
der the mask o f the Black Hand, a
a heavy trolley car on the Monrovia-
reign o f terror has been inaugurated in
Los Angeles division o f the Pacific
the Crows N est colliery district o f East
Electric line crashed into the rear end
A t N ew Michael business
o f a car on the Pasadena Short Line, on
is suspended, and the community, fully
a curve near East Lake park.
armed, goes about in groups, fearful
Short Line car was partially telescoped.
o f sudden assassination.
The two cars were running not more
F ive or six leading citizens have re
than 300 yards apart, according to the
ceived the regulation warning, among
statements o f passengers.
them Joseph Ferona, proprietor o f the
Northern hotel, and Carlo Salmo, for
Big Four Crash Hurts 42.
whom the town o f Salmo is named, a
Indianapolis, July 27.— Forty-two
well known mining operator.
The men suspected by the police are persons were injured today in the
low Italians, lately from Pittsburg, and wreck o f a southbound B ig Four pas
senger train at Zionsviile, Ind., and all
a bad lot.
In each o f the threatening letters but 76 passengers who were brought to
hospitals in this city were able to con
$200 was demanded.
tinue to their destinations. The bag
gage car and the coaches behind it left
M ore Supplies Required.
the track while the train was running
Spokane, Wash., July 29.— So. great
50 miles an hour.
is the rush o f applicants fo r Indian
reservation lands, to be drawn August
Nebraska Pays Notes.
9, that the Land department officials
Omaha, Neb., July 27.— I t is evident
today placed an order for 50,000 more
that the people o f Nebraska did not
registration blanks, 10,000 soldiera'
mind the recent panic, tor during the
power o f attorney, and 60,000 colored
year 1908 there were 17,990 farm
envelopes. A t 4 p. m. Tuesday, with
mortgages paid off and cancelled, rep
little more than half the tim e for reg
resenting a value o f $126,377,791, and
istration passed. Superintendent W it
16,658 new farm mortgages were re
ten had received 36.656 applications
corded, representing a value o f $36,-
for K alispell lands, 55,220 for the Spo
432,657, leaving a tidy balance of
kane reservation, and 57,079 fo r the
Coeur d ’ Alene, the total being 148,955. about $90,000 to the credit o f the
Vast Area Feels Earthquake.
M exico City, July 31.— Central M ex
ico, from the A tlantic to the Pacific
and from Querato on the north to Oax
aca on the south, an area o f more than
1,000 square miles, wa-i shaken yester
day by a series o f the most severe
earthquake shocks fe lt in the region
for a quarter o f a century. The lower
part o f Acapulco, the whole o f Chilpan
cingo and probably the other towns
were totally destroyed. Reports o f the
lo3s o f life are scattering, but it is cer
tain that hundreds must have perished
in the coast cities and in the interior
Reports Say Rockefeller Will Bestow
Millions Upon P oo r People.
N ew York, July 28.— That John D
Rockefeller, the oil king, is preparing
to distribute a good part o f his numer
ous millions in charity is predicted by
those who profess to have acquaint
ance with the Rockefeller plans. I t is
said Rockefeller has already transfer
red many millions to his son, John D.
Jr., so that the younger R ockefeller
may hnve the honor and fame o f being
the dispenser o f princely g ifts.
According to the accepted version o f
the rumored plan, the money w ill be
given directly to the poor through cer
tain R ockefeller channels. Charitable
institutions and colleges w ill not bene
fit to any extent by the projected phi
Lik e all other R ockefeller activities,
the distribution o f wealth to the mass
es w ill be handled by a company duly
Just what method o f charity w ill be
followed has not been ascertained, but
it is said the money w ill be given out-
rig . i to the needy and that little w ill
be bandied as loans. W hatever loans
may be made w ill be without interest.
R ockefeller refused to discuss the
rumor in any part, but the ac tiv ity of
his agents has lent a certain color o f
truth to the report.
Heney O ff fo r Interior.
Seattle, July 31.— The steamer Ohio,
from Alaska today, brought news that
Francis J. Heney, the San Francisco
prosecutor, who le ft Cordova on the
Ohio, went ashore at Jun au and start
ed overland via Sksgway for W hite
Horse, Yukon Territory, on the Yukon
river. General J. Franklin Bell, chief
o f staff, U. S. A ., also le ft the steamer
at Juneau and started on a short trip
to Interior Alaska. The steamer Cot
tage City, which arrived from Alaska
last night, brought $240,000 in gold
C zar and Family in Germany.
Eckerneforde, Schleswig - Holstein,
July 28.— The Russian imperial yacht
Standart, with Emperor Nicholas, Em
press Alexandra and their children on
board, and a naval escort anchored in
this harbor early today. The emperor
and empress landed and went to Prince
H enry’s country place at Himmels-
mark. Extraordinary precautions have
been taken to guard the Russian sov
ereigns from attack. German torpedo
boats are picketed around the Russian
squadron to prevent the approach o f
any unofficial craft.
Millions fo r San Pedro.
Los Angeles, July 31.— Fortifica
tions costing possibly $6,000,000 w ill
be located around San Pedro harbor i f
the government can secure the neces
sary sites for a satisfactory fort. This
was b-ought out today at a m eeting
between Brigadier General
Murray, chief o f the Coast artillery,
and representatives of the harbor com
mission. 1 he question o f buying the
j site was le ft w ith the local engineer-
j ing office,
Famine Adds to Troubles.
Barcelona, July 28.— Barcelona is
now under msrtial law. Serious riot
ing has occurred follow ing the declara
tion o f a general strike in protest
against the m ilitary operations in Mo
rocco and the dispatch to that country
o f large bodies o f troops. Several per
sons have been killed and many wound
ed. The food supply has been cut off,
resulting in great hardships and suffer*
ing, especially among the poor.
prices are almost prohibitive.
Spanish Coins Dug Up.
Stockton, Cal., July 29.— Money of
Spain to the value o f $1,500 was un
earthed by laborers engaged in build
ing roads near Galt and today opera
tions are suspended while gold fevered
workmen d ig about in search for $25,-
000 in Spanish coin that is supposed to
near. During the past few days
■ vail amounts o f money, always in
gold, have been unearthed. I t is said
a form er citizen who is now in prison
at Madrid buried the treasure.
Cuban Cabinet Resigna.
Havana, July 31.— The cabinet cri
sis, which for some time has been im
pending, reached a climax today, when
all the minister-* and the presidential
seerteary resigned. The action o f the
cab net was takei a fter a conference
with the avowed purpose o f expressing
loyalty to the president and relieving
him o f the embarrassment o f making
Mexican Riots Kill Six.
M exico City, July 28.— I t is report
ed that six persons are dead and 36
wounded as a result o f the riots in
Guadalajara, capital o f the state of
Jalisco, and the second largest city in
the Mexican republic.
M agill, the American consul st Guada
lajara. has presented formal claim for
injuriea sustained by Am erican citi-
May C lose British Mines.
London, July 29.— The balloting o f
the members o f the Minners' Confer
ence o f Great Britain, to decide wheth
er or not a national strike should be
declared in support o f the Scottish
miners who are resisting a wage re
duction o f sixpence a day, was conclud
ed today and resulted in 618 261 votes
in favor o f s general strike and only
62,980 voted against.
MOB OPPOSES DIAZ
Troops Called Out to Suppress
Mexican Political Meeting.
TWO AMERICANS ARE WOUNDED
Supporters o f Reyes for President At
tend Diaz Gathering and Troops
Fire Upon Rioters.
Mexico City, July 27.— Tw o deed,
20 injured and more than 200 arrested,
is the result o f political riots in Guada
lajara yesterday and last night, ac
cording to reports received here.
The riots started when a mob broke
up a mass meeting in Delgado theater
in the interest of the re-election of
The orators were
stoned in streetcars, carriages and au
tomobiles in which they rode.
Mobs paraded the streets crying:
"D o w n with D ia z!”
“ We want
R eyes!” A barricade was erected and
many shots were exchanged. Eight
policemen were wounded.
The 'p o lic e charged the crowd re
peatedly, but were repulsed. State
troops were called out and a number o f
volleys were fired in the air without
Considerable American property was
destroyed and two Americans were
The Americans have asked
the American consulate for protection.
The Hotel Garcia, which was wrecked
by the mob, was leased by an Am eri
can, and he has put in a claim for
The riot is the most serious that has
occurred in Mexico in years, and is
looked upon as significant by those who
have been closely follow ing the politi
cal situation. The officials say it was
planned and carried out by the Demo
cratic party, known as the Reyesta
party, from the name of the candidate
for vice president, General Bernardo
P O R T E R S O U T W IT H AR R IM AN
Buy Land and Block Road Leading to
Grass Valley, Ore., July 27.— Porter
Bros, opened a war o f strategy on Har-
riman's railroad construction forces
today by cutting off the base o f sup-
pl'es for Twohy Bros.’ camps at Horse
Shoe bend, in the canyon o f the Des
This was accomplished by
Porter Bros, by the acquisition o f the
homestead of Fred Gurtz, across which
runs the only road that leads to the
brink o f the canyon anywhere near the
vicinity o f Horse Shoe bend.
I t is said that Porter Bros, paid
$30,000 for the land by which they
have shut off entrance to the canyon to
A t Horse Shoe bend Twohy Bros,
have begun to establish the biggest
camp along the construction route, but
to get there with the trainload o f sup-
pi es now here the Harriman constract-
ors w ill have to cross Porter Bros.’
land, and Porter Bros, have put up
signs warning trespassers off the prop
erty. The Gurtz homestead is enclosed
by a barbed wire fence and a w ire gate
is across the road at one boundary line
and a wooden gate at the other.
C O L O N IS T R A T E S AG AIN .
Railroads to Give Reduced Fares to
Pacific Coast This Fall.
Chicago, July 27.— Colonists’ fares
to the Pacific coast which have been
under consideration at the rate meeting
o f the Transcontinental Passenger as
sociation for several days,¡will be made
this fall at the same rates as hereto
fore, $33 from Chicago, $32 from St.
Louis and $25 from the Missouri river
to California and North Pacific states.
Their avaiiability w ill be reduoed,
however, from the usual 60 days to a
month, from September 15 to October
This was decided upon because the
heaviest movement has been found dur
ing the first and last ten days o f that
period. About 25,000 people are ex
pected to take advantage o f the ratea,
which are for single trips.
Carving Away Sloop Gjoa.
San Francisco, July 27.— Fearing
that relic hunters w ill carry away
piecemeal the sloop Gjoa, in which
Raoul Amundsen sailed through the
Northwest passage, the San Francisco
police department haB set a guard over
the sloop and will try to punish some
o f those whose initials cover the ves
The ship is beached at
Golden Gate park and was intended to
be a museum for things nautical.
Relic hunters have carved away at the
Speed Test Sets Record,
Philadelphia, July 27.— The battle timber* until the worth o f the vessel
ship Michigan, which returned today as a historic relic is impaired.
from her trial trip, is reported to have
N ew Island in Pacific.
broken ail speed records for a vessel of
San Francisco, July 27.— A new is
the battleship type. The Michigan is
said to have made a fraction over 19 land has sprung up in the Pacific ocean
knots an hour. Her speed requirement not far to the southeast o f the Society
and Gambier groups, according to Cap
was 17>i knots.
tain Quatrevaux, o f the French ship
Th ere, which arrived from Newcastle,
T hree Lives Lost in Gulf.
The island is
Pensacola, Fla., July 27.— With her Australia, yesterday.
fig g in g damaged and her sails torn al but a few hundred yards in circum fer
most to shreds, the fishing schorner ence. and appears to be o f volcanic
Minnie W. arrived today and reported origin. The uncharted rock ia describ
the lose o f three o f her crew in the ed in the log o f the Thiers a a o f low
G u lf hurricane o f last Wednesday, and and uninviting appearance.
the narrow escape o f two others.
Tornado Wipes Out Town.
Blucher’ s Orderly Dies.
Winnipeg, July 27.— The village o f
Quincy, III., July 27.— John Leonard Mecklin, located on the Saskatoon and
Roeder, who died Saturday at the age West Aakiwin branch o f the Canadian
o f 108 years, was buried today. Dur Pacific railway in Saskatchewan, was
ing the battle o f W aterloo Roeder act wiped out hy a tornado yesterday after
noon. N o one was seriously hurt.
ed as orderly to General Blocher.