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Mexico—HAbfclS' Capture Victoria —Kill Federal Garrison. MEXICO CITY, Nov. 19.—Provis ional President^ Huerta toddy- order ed the arrest of scores of prominent Mexicans, who are charged with con spiracy against the dictator. The ar rested men are wealthy business men, prominent politiciaAs and high gov ernment dignitaries. It is generally believed when the prisoners leave the jails that they will not be us wealthy as when they entered. Many prisoners have entered the prisons in the past few months never to be again heard of. The atmosphere is tense with pos sibilities today and a feeling of un rest is noticeable in all the cafes, theaters and restaurants. The military power of the dictator is supreme and President Huerta held ■ the military ready to quell any dis- | turbances and carry out the sugges- ! tions of Huerta. Every legislator, judge, military of ficer or business man who displays the least inclination to disobey the ; orders of the provisional president is i immediately arrested and locked up j in prison. Relatives of the imprison- 1 ed men are refused interviews with j them. Much opposition is manifested j against Huerta, but the 1110b lack a j leader to start the revolt, which is I almost sure to come sooner or later. NOGALES, Nov. 19.—General Car ranza, the self-styled president of Mexico, and leader of the constitu tionalists, today demanded that Wil liam Hale, the special representa tive of the president, immediately present his credentials. If President j Wilson complys with tjie demand of General Carranza it is virtually're-j cognition of the rebels. BROWNSVILLE, Tex.. Nov. 19. Word was received here today of the capture of the town of Victoria, in j the state of Tnmaulipas, and the an- 1 nihilation of the federal garrison. ! The victims of the rebels were giv-j en no quarter but w'ere slaughtered j in cold blood, tiie bodies being hor ribly mutilated. Living men were thrown into the open graves ana then buried alive. All the foreigners gathered in the English embassy, and as far as known none were molested, j SEATTLE BANKER FORGETS EASY Refuses to Remember Incidents Re garding Location of Coal Claims in His Name at Katalla. SEATTLE, Nov. 19.—Banker Chil berg, who was a witness before the land department in the contest re garding title to Bering river claims, .stated that he could not explain how claims were located in his name prior to the giving by him of a power of attorney to his friends to have claims staked. No amount of questioning could force the banker into admitting that fraud had been used. He simply in sisted that the transaction had tak en place many years ago "nd he could not remember the incidents of It. After the testimony of Banker Ohil berg the hearings were transferred to Spokane. Odd Fellows Notice. There will »e special meeting o Valdez Lodge No. 6 I. O. O. F. on Thursday evening, Nov. 2b. for the purpose of conferring the second de sree on three candidates. P. S. HUNT, Secretary. New York Priest, on Trial for Mur dey Pleads* Insanity—Womin Send Him Flowers and Candy NEW YORK, Nov. 19.—The trial of Mans Schmidt, the priest who mur dered Anna Amuller and threw her dismembered body into the North river, commenced today and the at torneys for the defense, in their op enint? statement, said that they would prove the insanity of their client to the entire satisfaction of all concern ed. The court room is crowded with women who are anx'ous to see the prisoner, and his cell in the Tombs is tilled with flowers and candy sent by the lady admirers of the mur derer. The warden lias refused to allow any more sifts of flowers to be sent to the prisoner and when they arrive he immediately sends them to the hospitals for crippled children. Anxious to Secure Appointment Al lowing Him to Remain Head Na tional Democratic Committee WASHINGTON, Nov. 19.—William 1’. McCombs, chairman of the Dem ocratic national committee, objects to taking the post of ambassador to France because it would necessitate his relinquishing the chairmanship of the committee, lie is expected here today to confer with President Wil son regarding his desires to have some other appointment under the administration which would allow him to remain at kite head of the or ganization. Many wise Democratic politicians assert that President Wilson is anx ious that McCombs be deposed, but with as little friction as possible in order that someone more pliable to the desires of the president may be elected in his stead. It is believed that the McCombb following in the committee is so strong that be holds the balance of power. McCombs has been offered the. French ambassadorship since last March, but he has persistently re fused to take the place. President Wilson, however, has indicated that he desires to be rid of his former manager and will give him no politi cal position in America, where he can exercise control over the McCombs strength in the committee. RAILWAYMEN ORGANIZE FOR INVESTMENT WORK A company has been recently formed among the local railway men of Prince Rupert lo invest in real es tate and build homes for members of the organization. The company is to be capitalized at $100,000, divided in to shares of $1.00 each.' Several thousands have been subscribed al ready. The shares are to be sold only to railway men. and the pro ceeds will be invested in real es tate in that city and elsewhere along tlte railway. As money is acquired, loans will be made to enable home building. PLENTY OF TURKEY ON THE ALAMEDA SEATTLE, Nov. Iff.—The steamet Alameda, which lfeft here Monday ti ght for Southeastern and South wes'orn Alaska poits had as part of cargo twenty tons of turkeys for the Thanksgiving dinners of the peo ple of the northland. . J. Schmidt returned, from EJlaruar la'-t evening. J* Explosion of Coal Damp Kills Forty' Meti Working Below—Sixteen Bodies Are Recovered. AKRON, Ala., Nov. 19.—Forty min ers ate b«lteVed to" be dead In the workings of the Aeron coal mines, when an explosion last night en tombed them in t’ e lower workings; No hope is held out for the rescue of a single miner and the govern ment experts who came here on a' special train from the mine rescue station at Birmingham, where a spec ial car is always standing in readi ness to leave at a moment’s notice with rescue crews of men in the em ply of the United States Bureau of Mines, with an equipment of puirno tors to revive asphyxiated miners, have already brought to the surface sixteen bodies, all horribly mutilat ed by the force of the explosion. Rescuers, with oxygen helmets, are working towards the scene of the exr plosion and hope to pass beyond in to old workings, in which, it is hop ed, some of the men may have tak en refuge in an old chamber, where fresh air enough to keep them alive might possibly be found. The wives and children of the min ers are gathered at the mine building, which has been turned into a tem porary morgue, and wait for each body to be identified. When the first bodies were brought up and they were all found to have been killed by the explosion the women gave up all hopes and are now silently wait ing for the worst. FRENCH WOMEN AGAINST SALOONS Twenty Thousand of Them Ask Dep uties to Limit the Number of Saloon Licenses. PARIS. Nov. 19.—Twenty thousand women have petitioned the French chamber of deputies to limit the number of saloons in Paris, as they claim their husbands spend all their time and most of the money earned with the saloon keepers and bring but little home for the support of the families. The deputies will take the matter under advisement. The prohibition movement is spreading in this coun try and it is expected that legisla tion will be passed limiting the num ber of saloons—about one for every l liUtF persons: "Bl Last Hope of King Manuel for Peace ful Possession of His Former Throne is Gone. _ LISBON, Nov. 19.—The parliamen tary elections held yesterday all over Portugal, were a complete victory for i thO’-Republicann, *wh<> carried a great majority of districts. The Re | publican victory destroys the last hope of King Manuel to regain his throne without a revolution. The' elections’ were hotly contested in' many of‘the^northdm sections of the country, where the Ttoyalltss were strong' and numner of members of parliament are affiliated with thd Royalist party. Will Test’ Out" Every Phase of Mail Handling in Order That the Ser vice May be Improved. WASHINGTON, Nov: 19— Post master Generat - Burleson has decided' # tlfe* etiittk' mill'*' se!r-; vice, so far -s pcMSIble,’ with a view" to greater efficiency. To this encf the department will'operate a num-j her of model offices, “dynamos from* which to charge the entire' system of offices throughout the country,” these offices will be used to discover the most practicable way of administer ing the postal facilities and to test out devices and methods which may prove of value. In organizing the field service for this work, the country has been di vided into three groups, the Atlantic stales, the Middle West and the Pa cific Coast. It is proposed to send immediately two postal experts from Washington to each of these divis ions, where they will co-operate with postoffice inspectors in a study of conditions at designated offices with a view to reorganizing the clerical forces on an efficient basis, if found advisable. The investigations will cover every phase of the service, including col lection of mail, methods of handling in postoffices and on trains, and fin'al delivery. "In this way.” the postmaster gen eral said today, “postmasters of all classes will be given the benefit of the discoveries at the more import ant offices and a material betterment of tne postal service throughout the couni ry may result. PINCHOT WANTS By Federal Government and is Op posed to State Control—Speaks to Delegates. WASHINGTON. Nov. 19.—The congress of men from all parts of the states who are identified in the work of conservation of public lands and of the timbers and mineral wealth of the country, met here to day and will remain in session for several days. Gifford Pinchot, the former chief forester of the United States, is fight ing those of the del gates who are in favor of state control of the lands, the forests or the mineral wealth. He asserts that uie only hope for conservation is in federal control and insists upon the adoption of the na tion-wide conservation policy. LABOR LEADERS DEMAND PROBE Into Titles of Copper Companies Op erating in Calumet District— Give Strikers Aid. SEATTLE. Nov. 18.—The members of the American Federation of La bdr paused resolutions today denoun cing the Calumbt copper operators' for their treatment" of the copper workers. The government is to be asked by the members of the fed eration to investigate the titles of the complintes, as* an1 investigation made by the officials of the labor or ganization has disclosed the fact that the titles' are' fraudulent. Fresh fish at the Valdez Cafe tf Believe by That Mean* the Asiatic* Can be Excluded' pVom the United Slate*. SEATTLE, Nov. 19.’—The Federa tion' of Labor' have passed resolu tions fdvbidng' the literacy test ih the proitb'sed im'fnigt-atldfi law, and it was stated' by mhny of’ the labor lead ers that' if it is applied to the Asiat ics they' will be excluded’ and thus the problem of the immigration of Japanese and Chinese into this coun try will be solved. A few western labor men, however, pointed to the fact that many Japs study English in Japan and tire well able to pass an examination, while many Irish, French and southern Eu ropean peoples could not do so, al though they become good citizens and are strong union men after a few years spent in America. The majority, however, believe that a literacy test will solve the immi gration problems. WOMAN SUES BUND SENATOR Complaint Revives Charges That He Attacked Her in Washington Hotel Room. OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 1».—I'nit pd States Senator Thomas Pryor Gore, junior member from Oklahoma* was made defendant recently in a j $50,000 .damage suit tiled by Mrs. I Minnie E. Bond, of Oklahoma City. Mrs. Bond alleges slander. . The suit is the outgrowth of charges made last winter in Wash ington by Mrs. Bond, and was filed in Oklahoma City simultaneously with Senator Gore’s presence in the city as the guest of the Young Men’s Democratic league. Service was made upon Gore in his apartments in a lo ! cal hotel. Senator Gore refused to comment on the suit furthe: than to declare it was the work of political enemies. Mrs. Bond alleges that on March 3 this year she arrived in Washington for the purpose of submitting to Sen ator Gore the name of her husband, \ Julian K. Bond, a* an applicant for the position of internal revenue col lector for Oklahoma, and that follow ing her visit to Senator Gore he call ed her by telephone and requested an | interview at her hotel, j She alleges that while in her rooms i Senator Gore made improper advan | ces to her and, upon being repelled, he placed his hand over her mouth and attempted to forcibly assault her.- She alleges her stiffled cries brought friends to the room, wiio res cued her. She alleges her reputa : lion has been ruined and her ner I vous system wrecked. — ; EGGS GO SKYWARD; COST 70 CENTS IN ’FRISCO : SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19. -Fresh ' ranch eggs are selling at 70 dents a ; dozen here and the demand far ex 1 ceeds the supply. Kggs are very scarce and the small ranchers assert l they make less when eggs are high i and scarce than when they are plen itifui and cheap. Cow for Blumr There b a very aristocratic Hol stein cow aboard the ■ steamed • Ala-; nieda en route to' Valdez for Sam Blum. Iti:is said " that tne blooded" creattv^ " ill cost over $200.00 land ed In ^he Prince William Sound me* tropdllSc—Juneau Umpire. A Talrtfe shipment of lumber Is be ing made by Senator B. F. Millard to the Tatum property. The lumber will be Used In' the erect "on of the mine buildings. ——» .;h Of Conditions in the Calumet Strike —Ugly Charges Are Made by Miners and Their Families. - JL SEATTLE, Nov. 19.—The Federa tion of Labor, now in session here, has passed a resolution demanding that the land department of.the gov ernment investigate the title of cop per companies in the Calumet dis trict to the claims being worked by them, and that some action be tak en to force the restoration of the lands to the government, as all the lands are fraudulently held. The resolution also asks congress to investigate the conditions prevail ing in the copper mines. The reso lution states that the men are em ployed in workings 10,000 feet below the surface of the ground, working naked, the mine owners refuse to provide ventilation for the men and in consequence they soon ibecome physical wrecks. Charges are ab.o made that the bosses at the mines outrage the wo men and girls of the men working under them, calliag at the houses while the men are working two miles below, and forcing the women to submit to the’r embraces under threat of discharging their husbands. The state militia is also roundly scored by the resolution for the man ner in which they are abusing the women and children of the miners. It is alleged that girls are embraced on the streets by the soldiers and that many women and girls have been outraged. A copy of the resolution will bo sent to each congressman and also to the president, along with many affidavits from miners in the Calumet district as to the truth of the charges above made. The federation passed a vote ap propriating money for the relief of the families of the strikers and then urged tilt.::: to continue the strike in the in'e,rest of unionism. More aid is promised its needed. SENDS SOUls ACROSS OCEAN Marconi, the Wizard of Wireless, Ju bilant at Result—Vocal Sounds ■'rom Ireland to America. LONDON, Nov. 19.-William Mar coni, tile wireless wizard, has an nounced the transmission of vocal sounds from the ClifUen, Ireland, wireless station to the powerful sta t‘on at Cape Race, Nova Scotia. Words (ould not be sent with the present apparatus, announces the dis coverer o' wireless. But the experi ments will be continued and in the near future it is expected that wire less telephones will be in use across the ocean. Marconi is now a senator of Italy, having been appointed by the king along with fifty other men of the army, navy and diplomatic service. The position if for life. INDIANS STRIKE IN SOUTH AFRICA DURBIN, Natal, Nov. 19.—One hundred and fifty thousand Indians have gone on strike here against the present‘system of indenture by which they hre'brought'from India and must serve tyivee years at’very low wages. The'* BflrtkiirS' have- tied'"up the rail roads‘and' plantations: The Chinese are also teethss and' it isfeareti'that they nitty aMo*' strike; The steamer Northwestern r will take the run of'the steamer; Maripo sa. commencing Nov; SOth'. and ' the Mariposa will "be 'pliifced on'l^wr.diy dock for overhauHhit: Maby1'' new staterooms will be ‘btillt'on 'tWe1 ‘Ship.