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Much Uneasiness Felt in Capital of
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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
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
"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.
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.
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.
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.

: 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
——» .;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
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.
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.
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.

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