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AND A RGU
SIXTIETH YEAR. NO. 21.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1910.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
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MEXICANS ATTEMPT LIFE
OF AMERICAN AMBASSADOR
Reported That Wilson Was
Attacked by Mob at
FLAG IS TORN DOWN
Burning at Stake by Texans of
Mexican Citizen Arouses
San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 10
Advices received here from
Laredo State rioters in Mexico
of United States Ambassador
icpuit vaiue nuuiiu
Sources considered reliable. Later protographs of the crowd were
The attempt on the life of theitaken before tne office of E1 Diarce
. , , . . Del Hosar, a Mexican newspaper, with
ambassador was made this af-1 many individuals wavig bits of the
ternoon. The attack was the tattered banny.
culmination of the anti-Amer- I The demonstrations were the result
ican demonstration which be-
gan last night in which two
Mexican students and a Mexi
can onlooker were killed by
police ftl an attempt to pre-
Rit.r.or fosHno- e o rn r1
as a result of these fatalities
and further trouble was ex- i
. . , j
On account of the rigorous
censorship reports reaching i
here are meager. j
DENIES FURTHER TROUBLE i
Mexico City, Nov. 10. j
There have been no further;
outbreaks ,of anti-American rit-
oting in Mexico City. A total
of 217 persons are today in
jail, arrested during the dis
turbances yesterday .
Report Are Conflrred.
Washington, Nov. 10. Official dis
patches giving details of the anti-American
demonstration in Mexico City
yesterday reached the state depart
ment today from United States Am
bassador Wilson and Arnold Franklin,
American consul-general. Both con
firm press reports of the incident and
that a protest has been made to the
American authorities. The depart
ment Is awaiting further advices be
fore taking action.
Reanlt of Lynching.
Wilson confirmed press reports that
he had protested to the Mexican de
partment of foreign relations agairr??
the insults offered Americans and that
the riot grew out of the lynching of a
Mexican, Antonio Rodrigues, at Rock
Springs, Tex., Nov. 3."
"Death to American"."
Franklin's dispatches said riotous
students who paraded the streets,
cried "death to Americans" and threat
ened the consulate general. lie also
told how these students had pulled
the American flag from a business
house and had trampled it under foot.
WablDKton In Calm.
Washington, Nov. 10. It is not
believed here either the lynching of
the Mexican, Rodriguez by the Texas
mob which caused the anti-American
riots at Mexico City, or the demon
stration against the Americans in
the Mexican capital, will have any
immediate serious results, though it
is such small happenings that go to
make up permanent ill feeling be
tween two countries and that im
poses a severe strain upon their
Point a Moral.
It is probable, however, the inci
dent may lead the administration to
renew efforts to secure legislation
that will confer upon the federal
government ample power to punish,
through the federal courts, rioters
who violate treaty rights of aliens.
Olney. when secretary of state un
der Cleveland, initiated this move
ment, but failed to secure the sup
port of the house judiciary commit
tee, owing to the feeling of intense
He went so far as to point out that
some day the United States might
be plunged into actual war with
some powerful country or combina
tion of countries as a result of fail
ure to carry out its treaty stipula
tions and in good faith to afford
aliens the same degree of protection
arcorded American citizens in for
Tear Dona Klajc.
Mexico City, Nov. 10. Hurling Im
precations at all citizens of the United
States and threatening the lives and
property of those residing in this city,
a howling, maddened mob of Mexicans
yesterday afternoon tore down an
American flag, trampled it In the dust
of the street, spat upon it and pulled It
The rioters made a number of open
assaults on Americans and attacked
buildings occupied by them. The dem
onstration was a continuation of that
begun Tuesday night, when the office
of the Mexican Herald, an American
paper, was stoned.
Proteat la Made.
As a result of yesterday's rioting a
vigorous protest was registered by
the American ambassador with, the
Mexican department of foreign rela
tions and at the same time the tacts
were telegraphed to Washington and
instructions asked for.
Last night the attacks were renewed.
Windows in a dozen American busi
ness places were broken.' All about
town shutters were hurriedly drawn
and establishments closed. Forces of
police appeared in the streets and kept
the crowds moving.
The flag incident occurred yester-
day afternoon while the police looked
! on and seemingly made no effort to
check the rioters. The banner, float-
jng in front pf a candy store in the
business district, was torn down by a
; crowd of several hundred medical stu-
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1 Of 1115 iiJUU UlUlO, UaiUlJH Ai AUU ot
and torn to b5ts
of antipathy among the people at the
burning at the stake of Antonio Rodri-
i guez at Rock Springs. Texas, on the
night of Nov. 3.
Publication of violent attacks on
Americans hv several Mexican DaDers
; tended to further incense the medical
! students, who were the promoters of
! Tuesday night's demonstration.
El Diarce Del Hogar was particular-
i lv violent in expressions of animosity
toward the people of the United States,
characterizing them as "giants of the
dollar, pigmies of culture and barbar-
ous wnites of ,he rorth .. and aSkingi
"Where is the boasted Yankee civiliz-
Son of Ambaador A-aultrd
Among others who were assaulted
were the son of Ambassador Wilson
and William Marshall, an employe of
the National railway.
An assault was made upon-the -plant
of El Imparcial and the mailing and
distribution departments on the ground
floors were completely wrecked. For
1 20 minutes the mob battered at the
heavy doors leading to the editorial
and composing rooms above the heavy
timbers and then fixed the wreckage.
The mounted police charged with
drawn swords. One of the attackers
was run through and killed. The oth
ers fled. An alarm, turned in from the
offices of the paper, brought the fire
department to the scene before the
flames gained headway.
During the progress of the students
about the city. Governor Landay Es
candon of the federal district. Chief of
Police Feliz Diaz and Joaquin Casasus,
former ambassador to the United
States, followed in automobiles. In a
speech at trie municipal palace Gov
ernor Landay spoke words of approval
of the students' protest, but cautioned
them against violence.
Ambassador Wilson, in his note to
the foreign office, described the occur
rence as a disgrace to the city and to
the Mexican people and expressed sur
prise that, inasmuch as his office had
warning In advance of the proposed
demonstration, the Mexican authori
ties had none, or, having it, took no
action to prevent them.
Foreign Minister Creel said to re
porters last evening that, every effort
would be made to punish those guilty
of offering insult to the flag.
I'rotents Texas I.ynohlnsr.
Washington, Nov.. 10. Protesting
vigorously on behalf of the Mexican
government, Senor De La Barra, am
bassador to the United States from
Mexico, presented a claim for repara
tion to the state department yester
day because of the lynching of An
tonio Rodriguez at Rock Springs, Tex
as, on Nov. S. Rodriguez, .who was a
Mexican citizen, confessed to the mur
der of Mrs. Lem Henderson at Rock
Springs and was burned at the stake.
Senor De La Barra had a lengthy
conference with Alvey A..Adee, second
assistant secretary of state, in which
he was assured that the United States
would do everything possible to appre
hend the guilty persons. The Mexican
ambassador declared last night he felt
confident the American government
would administer justice and had com-;
municated this information o Mexico
in the hope of allaying the 111 feeling.
NEVER SEAT THE
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 10. The fu
sion of democrats and republicans, ac
cording to latest returns, have 49 mem
bers in the lower house, against 41
for the regular democrats. The latter
appear to have control of the senate
by a small majority, and claim Hoop
er, the newly elected fusion governor,
will never be seated.
Partly cloudy and somewhat colder
tonight. Friday; generally fair, wilh
rising temperature. The lowest tem
perature tonight will be about 20 de
grees. Temperature at 7 a. m., 29. Highest
yesterday, 63 ; lowest last night, 29.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 8 miles per
hour. Precipitation, none. Relative
humidity, at 7 p. m. 59, at 7 a. m. 79.
St. Paul ,9 .1
Red Wing .4 .0
Reed's Landing .6 .1
La Crosse 5 .0
Prairie du Chien . . .S .1
Le Claire .2 .0
Davenport 9 .1
Nearly stationary stages In the Mis
sissippi will continue from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 4:43. rises 6:39; moon sets
11:53 p. m.: 9:12 p. m., moon at great
est libra tlon east; sun's declination 17
degrees 10 minutes south of celestial
PostofMce Robbed of Thousands.
Durand, Wis.. Nov. 10. The
postoffice here was robbed early to
day, the safe being wrecked and sev
eral thousand dollars in cash and
FOUR WOMEN NAMED
FOR THE LEGISLATURE
Colorado Sends Three Others to Join
Sole Representative of Sex
Denver, Col., Nov. 10. Four wo
men will sit in the 18th general as
sembly of Colorado as a result of
Tuesday's election. They are Alma
Lefferty, Louise U. Jones and Louise
M. Kerwin, of Denver districts and
all democrats; and Agnes Riddle, re
publican, representing Adams, Arap
ahoe and Elbert counties In the
last general assembly Mrs. Lefferty,
who was reelected, was the only wo
Governors Peneen and lladley Take
Part in Ceremonies at St.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 10. Governors
Hadley of Missouri and Deneen of Il
linois dedicated the new bridge over
the Mississippi river, here today in the
presence of 3.000 persons. Tonight a
fireworks display and banquet will be
SHOOTS THE WITNESSES
Bos ton i an Who Assaults Girl Adds
Murder to His Crime.
Boston, Nov. 10. Walter G. Fall,
charged with assaulting a 14-year-old
girl, today shot and killed Frank A.
Rees, stepfather of the child, and Po
lice Sergeant Frederick Schlehuber,
the principal witness against him, as
they were waiting to lay the case be
fore the district attorney. The shoot
ing occurred In the district attorney's
office. Fall was arrested.
61 Killed in Lisbon Revolt.
Lisbon, Nov. 10. It is officiallv an
nounced that 61 persons were killed
and 417 others wounded at the time
vt the revolution.
Known That 61 Were
Killed in Colorado
MORE BODIES FOUND
Some of Those Imprisoned Sur
vive and Are Brought to
the Surface Safe.
Delagua, Col., Nov. 10. Nine more
bodies were found in No. 3 mine today,
bringing the list of dead to 64. The
list may reach 75 or 80.
Known Dead Total 47.
Delagua, Col.. Nov. 10. The bodies
WORK FOR THE NEW
of 33 men were found yesterday in the
north entry of the Victor American
Fuel- company's mine, where an ex
plosion occurred Tuesday. They have
not been identified. These bodies bring
the total number of known dead to 47.
Rescuers, who made a circuit through
a portion of the mine, found 22 men
alive and brought them out. Many of
the rescuers were overcome by gas
and were carried to the surface by
NO HOLIDAY LEAVE
FOR WEST POINTERS
"Silencing" of Captain Tongau
Brings Additional Punishment
for First (lass.
West Point, New York, JCov. 10.
The entire first class of West Point!
cadets, S.r in number, have been de-1
prived of their Christmas leaves of I
aosence ior participation in tne si-
laiif-Jnc'' rf rantnin Lnncan on In-
structor in military tactics. Sept. 24
last. While the punishment order
includes all first class cadets who
will be graduated next June, fewer
than half the number are affected,
the rest being already debarred from
enjoying holiday leave this year be
cause of demerits marked against
ASHLEY J. ELLIOTT
OF PEORIA IS DEAD
Peoria, 111.. Nov. 10. Ashley J.
Elliott, aged 49, prominent in rail
way circles and manager of the Illi
nois and Iowa Demurrage associa
tion, is dead.
IN AN AEROPLANE
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 10. Post
master General Hitchcock today
made a 6-mlnute flight In a Bleriot
machine with DeLesseps.
SHOW BIG GROWTH
' Washington, Nov. 10. The popula
tion of Alabama is 2,138,093, an in-
icrease of 309,396
Florida's population is 751,139, an
increase of 222.597.
HAS "THE GOODS.
ON" DOC COOK
Prof. Parker, Back from Mount
McKinley Trip, Exhibits
PEAK WAS NEVER CLIMBED
Secured Picture of One That Explor
er Declared to Be "Top of the
New York, Nov. 10. Professor Her
schel C. Parker of Columbia univer
sity, who recently returned from the
exploration of Mount McKinley, today
made public a series of photographs
taken near . the Alaskan mountain
which be claims Is indisputable evi
dence Dr. Cook never reached the top
of the highest peak in America.
Photograph Show Detention.
Parker states he found the peak
Cook photographed and called Mt. Mc
Kinley, "the top of the continent," and
in support of his statement showed a
photograph of a mountain peak taken
by his expedition last summer and
pointed out that a comparison of the
two photographs shows in detail the
identical outlines of rock formation,
proving that they are pictures of the
Taft Sails for Panama to Make Per
sonal Inspection of the Hin
Charleston, S. C, Nov. 10. Pres- engaged in dynamiting tne sate wnen ; propluts are picking a probable sue
ident Taft sailed today on the crui-'a bulldog attacked them. The rob-; cessor to Chauncoy M. Depew. Sev
ser, Tennessee, for the Isthmus of , hers were chased away and the dog ; (.r;ii candidates are expected to ie k
Panima to get in personal touch j lol'cwed them to the outskirts of the; tho position, and in the opinion of po
with,! conditions along the big canal. ! town. The police found a charge of litU al observers the race promises to
The president is making a purely
business trip to Panama and accom-
panied only by his brother. Charles
P. Taft. Secretary Norton, two aides,
physicians and a stenographer. The
president expects to make various'
recommendations reparaing me ca-j
nnl U t t h f rnitllnir short rp1? ion rf !
AUTOIST FALLS FROM
CAR; BREAKS AN ARM
John II. BerRhofT of Molino Meets
With Atvident Near C'amanche,
Clinton. Iowa, Nov. 10. (Special.)
John H. Berghoff of Moline met with
an unusual accident yesterday a few
miles south of Camanche which result
ed in the fracture of his left arm be-
tween the elbow and wrist. In com-i lerna' rpJerea ty an overwneinnng
pany with his brother he was making I vote ,ne proposition to empower a fu
the trip to Clinton in his automobile, j ture siatMre to provide a d;rect
Just before reaching Camanche he de- Primary system.
tected one of the rear tires going fiat
and scrambled from the driver's seat to
the running board preparatory to
alighting from the car. But he miss
ed his footing and fell heavily on his
left arm. which snapped under him.
All haste was made to this city, and
the j benumbed arm was immediately
set and slung by a local surgeon.
Socialists Show Big Gain.
New York, Nov. 10. Marked gains
in the socialist vote throughout the
state are shown in the returns from
Tuesday's election. Figures available
indicate a total vote for Charles Ed
ward Russell, nominee for governor,
GANNON MEN NOW WISH TO
CLIP WINGS OF SPEAKER
of 65,000, which is nearly double the
33,994 vote of 1908. In New York city
Russell received 27,230.
Most significant, however, are the
Increases upstate. Sixty-five cities that
gave a vote of 7,850 two years ago
show 28,000 this year. In the outlying
districts the gains are especially nota
ble. Districts which formerly showed
less than 10 votes this year report
from 100 to 500.
Among the large cities that show
substantial socialist gains are Buffalo.
Schenectady, Syracuse and Rochester.
In some instances the increases are
as high as 500 per cent.
CROP IS GREATEST
More Corn Raised This Year
That Ever Before in the
History of U. S.
VI ARK OF 1906 PASSED
Total 3,1210381,000, or 200,000,000
More Than Was Produced in
Next Rest Season.
Washington, Nov. 10. The official
figures of the department of agricul
ture show that the corn crop of the
United States, the largest crop grown
in any country on earth, has outdis
tanced its best previous record by vir
tually 200,000,000 bushels and now
reaches the enormous total of 3,121,
This means that the backbone of the
nation's prosperity is stronger and
stiffer than ever before. As to its
bearing on Chicago and the adjacent
territory the report gives some very
Six State Lead.
In the great corn belt embraced in
the six states, taking in Ohio on the
east and Nebraska on the west, with
Iowa. Missouri, Illinois and Indiana be
tween, the showing is excellent despite
the fact that the southern Btates
(which have lately gone to raising
corn in earnest becanse of high prices
and the boll weevil) have- a larger
fpfoportion "of-The Twyuti y te-yiara than
ever before. ' '.'
In the strictly corn surplus states
the crop is much more than half of the
total, or 1,752,000 bushels. This is
lSn,on,ooo bushels more than these
six states raised last year and 325,
OOO.noo bushels more than they raised
in 190S. Illinois this year leads her
next nearest competitor, Iowa, by 70,
000,000 bushels and shows a crop of
1UOS Mark Taaaed.
The largest previous corn crop ever
raised in the United States was in
1 1900, when the total was 2,927,000.000
j bushels, or 19i.O00,OO0 bushels less
j than the one on which the government
i issued its preliminary estimate yester-
, day. In addition to a large yield hie
department of agriculture shows that I dis,rict ,s 6,111 ,n doubt- Kuestermann.
the production per acre is nearly t wo ' republican, now claims his election by
bushels more than last year and that;'2 votes, while Konop. democrat
the qualitv is 3 per cent better. claims the district by 22. Returns
j from Marinette county are vital to
CANINE ROUTS ROBBERS .K"csl rmann' ar,d a recount may t,e
Bulldog Ih-ives Away Burglars Who
Were Dynamiting Safe.
La Crosse. Wis.. Nov. 10. Bur
glars Tuesday niht broke into the
new state bank of Bangor and were
nitroglycerin ready for explosion.
' PAYN E HAS CLOSE CALL
; Tariff I5U1 Kramer PnlU Through by
Ijess Than Six Hundred Votes.
AuDurn, rs. .ov. jm. i ne to-
o 1 t otn fr nrinrocB In thia H icf rlrt
shows Sereno Payne, author of the
tariff bill, got C.73." votes and Col
mej, democrat, 6,095.
Los Angeles' Population Grows.
Washineton. Nov. 10. The nomila
tion of Ix)s Angeles. Cal., is 319.19S, as majority of the members of the Indl
compaied with 102. 179 in 1900, as an- : assembly, which will meet next
nouneed by the census bureau. This j January to choose Mr. Beveridge s
is an increase since 19"0 of 21C.719 ! successor.
or 211.5 per cent. I According to the latest figures the
The population of Fort Dodge. Iowa. ; democrat s will have a majority on
is 15,513, as compared with 12.102 in
Direct Primaries Rejected.
Santa Fe, N. M., Nov. 10 The New
Mexico constitutional convention yes-
FEAR LOSS OF
IN THE NORTH
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Nov. 1 0. :
Great anxiety is felt here for the
safety of the steamer. Wolverine,
having on board 200 fishermen. It
has not been heard from in 10
Election Results Lead to
the Abandoning of
SEE TROUBLE AHEAD
Figure They Can Make Demo
crats Good Deal of Trouble
at Next Session.
Washington, Nor. 10. Another
contest over the question of taking
from the speaker the power to nun
standing committees is expected to
devolve soon after the house as
sembles next month. It is thought
probable the movement will receive
the support of Speaker Cannon and
his allies inasmuch as the next as
signments will be made by demo
crats. Trouble Either War.
Some members believe that If the
power to appoint committees Is band
ed over to the house membership
all hope of harmony In the democrat
ic ranks may be abandoned. It would
mean the upsetting of the seniority
rule and the turning down of many
men of long service who have been
minority ranking members on the
most powerful committees.
Would Give All to Sooth,
It Is also pointed out harmony
would suffer from the maintenance
of the seniority rule, as that rule
would give to the south the chair
manships of all the great committees
and leave unrecognised the new dem
ocratic membership from northern
and western states.
Democratic Majority 29.
Chicago. Nov. 10. Complete re
turns for the election of representa
tives In congress indicate that the
democrats will have a working ma
jority of 29 In the next house. The
number of democrats elected to con
gress, according to the latest re
turns, which "are of an unofficial
character, la 225. The republican
representation will be 164 or 163
or eight seats less than the demo
crats now have in the 61st congmmx
Safe Lead for Carroll.
Des Moines. Nov. 10. Complete re
turns from 93 out of 99 counties in
Iowa give Carroll, republican for gov
ernor, a lead over Porter, democrat, ot
HaitR-en la Victor.
Des Moines, Nov. 10. Complete re
turns from the Fourth district show
Haugen, republican, reelected over
Murphy, democrat, by 144 plurality.
Inlmai Majority f 12 otea.
Green Day, Wis., Nov. 10. The elec
tion of congressman from the Ninth
Parker fo Succeed Depewf
New York. Nov. 10. With a safe
democratic majority assured in tho
next state legislature, which will se
lect a United States senator, political
Already the names of four men in
New York city have been advanced as
having performed party services merit
ing this reward. They are William K.
Shoehan, Alton B Parker. Kdward M.
j shepard. and John II. StanchRt ld
Indianapolis. Ind., Nov. 10. Senator
Beerid''s hopes for another term at
Washington went glimmering last
, night when returns showed conclusive
ly that the democrats had elected the
joint ballot of 32. John W. Kern has
been endorsed by the democrats for
I'nitcd States senator, and In all prob
ability will become the colleague of
Senator Shively, democrat.
Konlrrmani, Not Konop.
Green Bay, Wis., Nov. 10. The lat
est returns indicate Kuestermann, re
publican, instead of Konop, democrat,
has been elected in the Ninth district.
It was found 34 votes, straight repub
lican, had not been counted In one
ward of Marinette. This, it is believ
ed, practically assures Kuestermann's
Democrat Ahead Id Idaho.
Boise. Idaho, Nov. 10. With
scattering precincts still unreported
James II. Ilawley, democrat, for gov
ernor has a lead of 400 votes over
Burke'a I'luralltr Small.
Fargo, N. D., Nov. 10. Return
from every county practically com
plete, give Governor Burke a plu
rality of 1,627.