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MEXICAN RAIDS CONTINUED
YANKEE SOLDIERS WOUNDED
Brownsville, Tex., Aug. 9. Three
United States soldiers and fifteen to
twenty Mexicans are reported to have
been wounded in a battle today at
the Norias ranch, vhere last night
five Mexicans were killed, two wound
ed and two Americans injured.
Jesus Garcia, well-known Browns
ville Mexican, who gave information
to the authorities concerning the
raiders' movements, died today from
wounds in last night's battle. The
situation is tense and four Laredo
companies of infantry will join the
hunt this afternoon.
Frank Martin and George Forbes
were the American injured when sol
diers, Texas rangers and civilians
clashed last night at Norias ranch,
near here, reports said today.
The Americans were outnumbered
more than two to one. The Mexicans,
in two parties, approached the house
where the Americans were barricad
ed. Taking up posiuons oenind a
section house, the raiders fired for
nearly a half hour.
Information received here said that
about 150 Mexicans were at Three
Weele, 45 miles north of Browns
ville and that they were moving on
ranches in that vicinity.
All this section of Texas is in ter
ror as a result of Mexican raids and
many trains have been stopped and
business practically suspended
throughout threatened territory.
Ranches have been warned that a
number of other raiding parties are
in field and Texas rangers and armed
civilians are being rushed to exposed
San Antonio, Tex. Mexican raid
ers burned bridge and raided section
house near Watkins, Saturday night
Burned bridge was crossed by Sun
set limited only short while before
fire was discovered
EARTHQUAKE IN SO. EUROPE?
Hohenheim. Violent earth trem-
irs recorded early today by observa
tory here indicated that severe earth
quake had occurred in Southern Eu
rope, probably in Calabria, Italy or
SHIP TRUST IN NEW ATTACK
ON SEAMEN'S LAW
The shipping trust, which labor
men hold responsible for the lax fed
eral inspection that resulted in the
Eastland sinking, is sending out bush
els of letters to newspapers trying to
cover up the disaster.
One branch of the shipping trust is
the Lake Michigan Passenger Lines
ass'n. Its secretary, Spearman Lewis,
former Hearst newspaper man, signs
a letter which says to editors:
"Nothing in the Seamen's bill, if in
operation on the date of the Eastland
disaster, would have contributed in
the slightest to the prevention of that
John H. Walker, president Illinois
Federation of Labor, say that under
the Seamen's law the Eastland could
not have operated with 2,500 passen
gers on board.
"I don't know of better evidence
of this than the statement of East
land owners in a bulletin to the ma
rine committee of congress. They
themselves published figures that the
maximum capacity of the Eastland
was 1,220 and if the Seamen's bill be
came law the 1,220 would be reduced
"Correspondence of Pres. Hull of
the St. Joseph-Chicago Steamship
Co., with Sec'y Redfieia or the com
merce department, contains the flat
declaration that the Eastland could
not operate, would go bankrupt, if the
Seamen's bill passed.
"The press bureau of the shipping
trust is at work now to cover up its
tracks. The steel trust and the Rock
efeller Interests, who control lake
shipping, were among the chief oppo
nents of the Seamen's bill.
"They cannot get away from the
fact that their corruption of the U. S.
steamboat inspection service was the
prime cause of the Eastland sinking.