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DEATH LIST IN COAST QUAKE
REACHES 13 MUCH DAMAGE
El Centro, Cal., June 23. Thirteen
dead at Mexicalo, Mex., and heavy
property damage throughout the Im
perial valley were the-regorted results
of last night's earthquake'nltering in
over badly interrupted telegraph lines
Martial law was proclaimed in
Mexican" and no Americans were al
lowed to cross the border from Calex
ico. ' At least two distinct shocks were
reported, although the terror-stricken
Mexicans who fled from their tum
bling shanties afterward stated that
tremor followed tremor from about
8 o'clock last night until shortly be
At the first tremor the people in
the valley towns rushed into streets.
Lighting plants were almost instantly
put out of commission and the in
habitants were forced to flee in dark
ness to open places, where they
camped for the night
In El Centro the police immediate
ly took charge of the situation. Side
walks were roped off to prevent acci
dents from walls rendered shaky.
Mounted armed guards protected
property from looting.
Several small brick buildings on
Main street were leveled. The Ma
sonic Temple and new Barbara
Worth hotel in El Centro were dam
aged. Fire destroyed the Delta Mer
cantile company's wholesale plant.
At Imperial, Cal, one side of the
McHenry theater was bent inward
and the entire structure threatens to
The Globe Mills at Calipatria are
reported to have burned. The Braw
ley, Cal., high school was damaged.
The earthquake overturned a lantern
in the house of A. L Morgan, capital
ist residing between Heber and El
Centro and the resulting fire de
stroyed the place. At Heber a pillar
of the leading hotel cracked, endan
gering many lives.
Calexicq, CaL- One child badly J
hurt by falling bricks was the only
injury to human life in this place
during last night's earthquake, so far
as known today.
TODAY'S ODDEST STORY
"Two on a raft; wreck 'em."
This historic lunch counter cry
echoed through the Chicago & North
western depot today when the first
lunch car ever operated in the west
was attached to the "golf special,"
Chicago's swellest suburban train.
The "golf special" leaves Chicago
at noon and it was to give the out
bound golfers a chance to pick up a
lunch on the way to the links that
inspired the lunch counter car.
It is equipped with a long white
enameled counter running the entire
length of the car with a row of high
seats in front. Behind the counter
are a half dozen waiters handy at
assembling a half minute meal and
the best of lunch counter fare is
offered. The innovation is expected
to be a big success.
AN "ANOTHER WOMAN" CASE
In charging her husband Frank
with nonsupport of his three children,"
Birdie Bincenz, 1517 Vine St., in court
of domestic relations today said he
was living with another woman.
Bincenz said he went to live with the'
other woman with the consent of his'
wife. He said he had borrowed $50
from "the other woman" for his
Clothing Cutters' and Trimmers''
ass'n, Local 61, will picnic at Atlas'
park, 5000 N. Crawford, Saturday'
All garment workers are invited to
hear Cornelius Lehane, sec'y Irish'"
Federation of Labor, speak at K. of P. '
hall, 180 W. Washington st, Friday,
8 p. m. Business meeting 6:30 p. m."
Esther Falkenstein Settlement'
Woman's club meets Thursday at 2
p. m. at settlement, 1917 N. Rich-J