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So, taking advantage of the initia
tive law, which went into effect last
year and which is being employed for
the first time in Washington this year
in state issues, labor, farmer and
progressive organizations in general
agreed to support the "Seven Sis
ters." Miss Lucy R. Case of Seattle
was selected as executive secretary
and E. P. Marsh, president of the
state labor federation, and C. B. Keg
ley of "the state grange, have been
making a thorough campaign for
THE MEXICAN SITUATION
Saltillo, July 10. With Guadala
jara in the hands of the forces under
Gen. Obregon, news that Gen. Jesus
Carranza has attacked San Luis Po
tosi was expected here momentarily.
With the fall of the latter city the
road will be open to Queretaro and
The constitutionalist leaders regard
the capture of Mexico City within a
few weeks as an absolute certainty.
Obregon is within 275 miles of Mexico
City and is believed to have the best
chance of reaching the capital.
Vera Cruz, July 10. Huerta's
plight in Mexico City is desperate.
Only two of his faithful generals are
holding back the entire army from
revolt, and terror grows with the fear
that the dictator is growing insane
with his renewed drinking.
This was the picture of the capital
brought here by Alfredo Noriaga,
Gen. Blanquet's most intimate friend.
En route to Madrid he turned against
Huerta and for the first time revealed
the desperate plight in which the dic
tator now stands.
"Huerta would leave the capital if
he could," he said, "but he don't dare
for fear the army would learn of it,
turn against him and rend him to
pieces. There is a carnival of loot in
the capital now. Jurge Huerta, the
president's son, has made two mil
lion dollars gold in the past year.
He is a terrible man who has killed
scores 'to satisfy personal grudges.
Mohejio (former cabinet minister)
has made five hundred thousand dollars."
ULSTER MEN ARM TO GREET SIR
Belfast, July 10. In defiance of
the laws regarding the carrying pf
arms, 400 Ulster volunteers carrying
rifles greeted Sir Edward Carson on
his arrival from London.
Fears are expressed that the first
clash in the civil war may come Sun
day, the anniversary of the battle of
Boyne. Capt. Craig has made pub
lic the preamble of the constitution of
the Ulster provisional government,
in which it is declared there is no in
tention of setting up a parliament in
Ulster, but "merely to hold the
province in trust for the United King
dom." o o
IN THE SAME FIX
Beggar Won't you give me a cent
or two so I can get a bite to eat?
Van Dauber Sorry, old man, but
do you know that you are addressing
Bill, a billy goat, walked into pool-
room. Tried to demolish place. Lost j
horn. Humane officer investigating.