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THE MEXICAN SITUATION
Vera Cruz, June 30. Revolt of the
federal troops in Mexico City, the
downfall or flight of Gen.-Huerta and
outbreaks of bloodshed and anarchy
in the capital were freely predicted
today bylrefugees from the interior.
They said that never since the death
of Madero has the sension in Mexico
City been so great and prop sied
that the explosion may come within
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went over to the rebels at Queretaro
has been followed by reports that the
defeat of Gen. Barron at Zacatecas
was due largely to a mutiny among
' his own men, 5,000 of whom are said
to have refused to face Villa's troops.
Refugees declared that Sir Lionel
Carden had advised all British resi
dents to leave, at least temporarily.
El Paso, Tex., June 30. Constitu
tionalists excited over possibilities at
tending coming mediation conference
between representatives of Gen. Car
ranza and Gen. Villa. Should the
conferences end unsatisfactorily" to
Villa, it is believed a new revolution
would bo born and that Villa would
establish his own capital in Chihua
hua with Gen. Angeles as provisional
THE LABOR LEADER TROUBLE
Chicago Journeyman Plumber's
Union, Local 130, United Association,
is charged by Henry Heath, a saloon
keeper at 409 E. 115th street, with
trying to force outside contractors
off the job.
Heath claims that Thos. P. Carney,
who represented himself as a "busir
A ness agent," called off a job on his
buildings because James C. Kotva,
helped lift a bathtub off a wagon. It
is said that Kotva was notified to pay
$300 and the work would go on.
It is claimed that the Midway Gar
dens w,ere not allowe'd to throw, open
its gates to the public until it had
jaid a little graft. E. C. Waller, Jr.,
president of the Garden Company,
said that only three representatives
I of the many unions employed on tht
work approached him.
C. E. WHITE, CONTRACTOR BOSS,
SHOOTS FORMER EMPLOYE
Clarence E. White, teaming con
tractor, shot and seriously wounded
George, Murphy, a former employe
at the rear of 116 Washington blvd.
last night. Murphy was wounded in
three places and his chances of re
covery is slight.
White has a reputation as a gun
man. Less than 6 months ago he
shot and killed Remsen Harris, a ne
gro, 18 N. Morgan street, and has
a record going back a dotfen years.
White was found hiding in a
clothes closet when arrested. He is
said to have a pull with a West Side
boss who has protected him in his
WHAT THE COUNCIL DID
Passed an order requesting Judge
Windes to force the receiver of the
LaSalle Street Trust and Savings
Bank to furnish the finance commit
tee with information that would dis
close who received the split interest
paid by the bank on city money.
Passed an order regulating booths
in saloon back rooms. Partitions
must be so low that unobstructed
view can be had of interior.
Ousted George Weston as city's
representative on board of supervis
ing engineers, charged with regula
tion of local transportation. Weston
blamed for bad service, but some al
dermen also censured the mayor for
delaying action for two years.
Passed order to expend $1,000,000
in improving police stations and
$500,000 for fire houses.
Proposed ordinance to allow erec
tion of buildings on Michigan avenue
260 feet high sent to building com
mittee. o o
Madrid. Working woman, anger
ed b.yannouncement of increase of 20
per cent in price of bread, sacked 400
bakeries and set fire to one.
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