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    THE NORFOLK WEEKLY NEW&JOURNAL
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NOKKOLK. NKWiASKA. FRIDAY. .H'NIO ! ) Kill.
MADERO SHOWS
APPRECIATION
PLEASED OVER THE RECEPTION
TENDERED HIM YESTERDAY.
WHEN HE REAOHBS MEXICO CITY
Madero's Meeting with President De
La Darra at the National Palace was
Impressive Much Good Yet to be
Accomplished.
Mexico City , Juno 8. Mr. Madoro
dusired to express through the Asso
ciated Prcus his gratification for the
reception given him yesterday , sayIng -
Ing ho would Issue a manifesto to the
Mexican people within the next two
days in appreciation of his welcome.
Ho spoke enthusiastically of his meet
ing today with President Do Lu Barra ,
assorting his confidence that perfect
harmony would prevail , and that the
administration would busy Itnclf In
trnnqulllzlng the country.
Mr. Mmlorn's meeting with Presi
dent Do La Harm at the national pal-
unco was Impressive.- The former reb
el chief had not met the president ,
nnd ns Do La Barra entered a corridor
leading from his office , escorted by
his military staff , ho stopped forward
and grasped the hand of the trlmn-
.pliant chief of the revolution. Both
men , short of stature were overshad
owed by the guardsmen of the Madero
staff as well ns those of the chief exe
cutive. The two inon chatted for n
, ew minutes.
"A good deal has been done , " Mr.
De la Barra said , "but there is much
abend of us. From the way In which
you have been received in the capital ,
I am confident all will bo accomplish
ed that should ho and with the ap
proval of n popular clement. "
Mr. Madoro explained his confidence
In President De la Bnrra , asserting he
was glad Mexico had at the head of Its
government so eminent and so hon
orable n man.
The parting of the two men was
cordial. They embraced In character
istic Mexican fashion and returned
down the long corridor In opposite di
rections. As Madero passed down the
stairway , the federal officer on guard
presented arms. Hulf way down the
staircase lending to the court of the
national palnce , a crowd of small girls
tossed flowers nt th'o descending pur
ties and by the time Madero entered
his carriage ) ho was almost covered
with roses and confetti.
Escorted to the gateway by federal
guards , Madero again ontpred the
cheering jam of people and made his
procession through the streets.
Last night noisy celebrants filled the
streets nnd paraded. Madero was
closely guarded throughout the day.
When ho arrived at the station , short
ly after noon , it was with difficulty
that his bodyguard fought for the way
through the almost iinpassablo barrl'
cade of humanity.
Ono of Mndoro's vigilant guards ob
served a man with his pistol drawn
and not hesitating whether it was for
salute or malevolence , he wrested the
weapon from the man's hand and fore
ed him back into the crowd. The po
lice incidentally , just before the train
arrived , arrested a suspicious charac
tor. Several persons wore injured in
the press of the crowds , but there
were no fatalities.
During the march in the streets , a
platform over an excavation gave way
and , about twenty persons fell Into th
ditch. Mndero stopped his carriage
nnd ordered his bodyguard to assls
them. They were all rescued wlthou
injury nnd the procession continued.
Following Madero , In several car
riages , were members of his fnmll
and chiefs from surrounding states
Among them , a company from Oaxnca
which was commanded by a fifteen
year-old girl , Espernnza Chavarrl ,
dressed in khaki suit , high top boots
and wearing a sombrero trimmed In
flowers.
Madero will , on'Friday , review the
army of the south under Amhrosl
Figueroa at. , Cuernarnca nnd shortly
after his return will go to Tehuacan
for n two months' rest.
"My stay in the city of Mexico , " he
said , "will depend upon the time it
takes the president nnd myself to ar
range details for the reorganization
of the government. I shall net only
in an advisory capacity. "
Mexico City , Juno 7. Amid the
wildest enthusiasm , Francisco I. Ma
dero , jr. , today entered the seat' of
the government which ho overturned.
Bowing nnd smiling right nnd left
Mndero wns driven from the station to
the national palace nnd then to the
Tiome of his father at Berlin and Liv
erpool streets. Throngs that lined
the way fell In behind as the carriage
passed until n great , noisy but friendly
procession hnd formed. Scores of cl
vilian societies , political organizations
women in carriages , nnd soldiers ic
Ink
parade uniform moved on to the quickstep
kIt
stop music of the military bands. II
was a spectacle stirring , unusual , bul )
amid the popular rejoicing could be
seen nn undercurrent of resentmem
on the part of unreconciled arlstoc
racy , that looked on silent , though lot
unmoved.
Mexico City , Juno 7. The demon
stratlon wns the greatest which tin
capital has known in a generation
Business was practically suspendei
and the streets through which the TOY
olutlonary leader made his trlumphn
way were gay with flags , bunting md
CONDITION OFTHE WEATHER
Temperature for Twenty-four Hourt.
Forecast for Nebraska.
Maximum 88
Minimum 04
Average 70
Barometer 29.70
Chicago , Juno 8. The bulletin Is
sued by the Chicago station of the
United States weather bureau gives
the forecast for Nebraska ns follows :
Generally fair tonight and Friday ;
cooler Friday.
f "wors , while from the throats of tens
'itisaiulH came roars of acclaim.
- v/j.lsy welcome began when the
gu " ' , , "I at the railway stations
first v " / , \ht of the bearded face
and stou. ' ,3/ * as Madoro emerged
from his \ . . < , ' " , " "ar and stepped
'
quickly Into ' 'Mug carriage.
Shouts of "viva * . ' swelled into
a great chorus ns u Jry was taken
up along the streets lending from the
railway station throughout thu city.
NOTED HORSEMAN
*
SHOT BY GIRL
STOKES WILL RECOVER FROM
THE WOUNDS INFLICTED BY
TWO GIRLS.
Now York , Juuo 8. The condition
of W. E. D. Stokes , the millionaire
proprietor of the Hotel Ansonlu and
widely known horseman , who was shot
last night by two young women In
their apartment , was such this morn-
'Ing that his physicians say he will
likely recover. The young women ,
Lillian Graham , nn actress , nnd Ethel
Conrnd , nn Illustrator , formally charg
ed with the shooting , were tnken to
police headquarters this morning on
the verge of collapse. Three Japan
ese servants In the apartment house
In West Thirty-eighth street , where
Stokes wns shot , are held as wit
nesses. Miss Graham and Miss Con
rad will be arraigned In court later
and hold to await the result of Mr.
Stokes * Injuries. A further examina
tion will bo made to ascertain wheth
er the two bullets still remain In
Stokes' ankle and thigh. Terrence J.
McManus , Mr. Stokes * attorney , says
thnt his client wont to- the girls' apart
ment on receiving a message from
Miss Conrnd , to obtain some letters.
Stokes denies that he had ever writ
ten any letters , and when ho reached
the apartment , his counsel says , the
door was locked behind him and "Miss
Graham Immediately drew a. revolver ,
and , pointing to a pad on a desk , at
one side , she said : "Give me $25,000
and sign this agreement. "
Mr. McManus says that Stokes re
fused and that "thereupon Miss Gra
ham fired two shots at him. "
Stokes got the revolver away from
Miss Graham , who then , according to
Mr. McManus , called on Miss Conrad
to flre. Miss Conrad , Stokos' lawyer
says , then fired , and as the million
aire backed Into the hallway three
Japanese servants set on him.
Miss Graham , in a statement , says
that Stokes came to her apartments
and demanded letters which he admit
ted writing. When told that ehe had
no letters , Miss Graham alleges that
Stokes "turned on me in a perfect
fury and caught me by the throat and
began to choke me. "
Miss Graham then alleges that , fear
ing violence at Stokes' hands , she shot
at him , whereupon Stokes wrenched
the pistol from her and shot at her.
Miss Graham says nothing about the
charge made by Stokes * counsel that
Miss Conrad fired a shot.
Cabinet of MSchollaert Resigns.
Brussels , June 8. The cabinet of
M. Schollaert resigned today. Schol
laert became premier and minister of
the interior in January , 1908 , succeed
ing M. DeTroos , who died the preced
ing month.
The clerical party , which has been
In power for twonty-slx years nnd now
hns a majority in the chamber of dep
uties of six , lost two seats in the last
session , on assertion of the action of
the liberal socialists.
GET-RIGH-QUICK
INGENIOUS SCHEME E
BEING SUCCESSFULLY WORKED
IN SOME OF THE PACIFIC
COAST STATES.
Washington. June 8. A gct-rlch-
\
quick scheme which rivals some of the
swindles of recent years for its in
genuity , is being successfully operated
. In some of the Pacific coast states. Its
, trail is said to rench ns far east ns
New York. Secret service men nre
working on It.
- Prospective victims are told that
the United States government Is short
of money nnd thnt to avert n panic
the treasury Is quietly floating an Im
- mense Issue of national bank notes.
, It Is represented that a company is.of
Now York flnnnclers hnvo undertnken
- to underwrite the Issue , which is of-
of50
fered to victims on the basis of 50
percent. Secret service men say the
swindlers usually exhibit n genuine $ E
bank note ns n sample of the Issue.
- Several citizens of Seattle , Wash ,
nro reported to hnvo paid In sums [
ranging from $500 to $1,000 with the
- expectation of receiving double thai
sum In genuine national bank note :
. before next winter.
Secret service men have found gath
- erlng of evidence dlfllcult. ns the vie
tlm Is first initiated
into a suppose > !
secret order aud sworn to secrecy.
WILSON ON
RECIPROCITY
"CANADA IS ONE OF OUR BEST
CUSTOMERS. "
FAVORS CANADIAN AGREEMENT
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson , Ad
dressing the Detroit Board of Com
merce , Makes a Strong Argument
In Favor of Canadian Reciprocity.
Detroit , Mich. , Juno 8. Secretary of
Agriculture Wilson , addressing the
board of commerce hero on the Ca-
niullnn agreement , today said recipro
city Is a movement for moro markets
for the products of diversified Indus
try from field nnd factory , nn enlarge
ment of the policy 6f half n century
Unit has made our homo market , and
brought the fanners' customers nearer
the field.
"Canada Is our second best custom
er now , " said he. "Wo hnvo sold to
her in the lust flvo years about five
hundrdd million dollars forth of goods
than wo bought from her , mostly fac
tory goods. Wo feed the factory people
ple from our fields. There Is no pros
perity for the farm If other Industries
languish. The American watchword
should still bo moro factories and
moro divorsiflcd industries , ns it has
been for half a century. The farm
will feed the factory. "
Secretary Wilson said that fifty
years ago the American farmer had
no homo markets , to sell his surplus
product. lie arranged for a homo mar
ket by protecting all diversified indus
tries. This brought him to the home
market , the best in the world. But
now population has outgrown produc
tion from the farm in some cases and
threatens to outgrow it in others.
"The Canadians see the ndvnntages
that are coming to the United States , "
continued. Mr. Wilson , "nnd look nt
them Just as our people look at the
advantages that will come to the Ca
nadlans. Wise men look at both
sides.
"In the development of regions with
climate nnd soils so comprehensive
nnd varied as are found on both sides
of the line that divides us from Canad
ian , the Interests ofall classes of people
ple must be taken Into consideration ;
the producer because ho creates
wealth , the consumer because he
makes a market for It , and' the gar-
Her because he tnkos it from the field
to the mnrket. In the mnklng of this
treaty the chief executive nnd those
nssocinted with him have considered
the Interests of all classes of the com
munity. "
Mr. Wilson told how the homestead
Inw gave the rich glaciated soils of
the Mississippi valle > v to the farmer
with the result thnt the eastern farms
were neglected when the young people
ple left them and went went to help
build up the great states in the Mis
sissippi valley.
"TliQi statesmen of that day regard
ed It wise to extend civilization over
the country , " snld he. "No mnn of
intelligence can be found to condemn
the statesmen of fifty or sixty years
ago who opened up these lauds to
settlement. And yet it was injurious
to some eastern farmers who were not
able to accommodate themselves to
the changed conditions , which never
theless , put it in their power to fur
nish many things for the growing fac
tory towns of the eastern states that
enabled them to maintain their farms
in excellent fertility. The American
farmer brought about the building of
the American fnctory because he want
ed a homo market. Ho has voted
steadily for half a century to give
protection to the extent of the differ
ence In cost of production between
this country and nny country that de
sires to sell In our markets. Was
that right or wrong ?
The question pending with regard
to reciprocity thus seems to ho up to
the farmer. Is he willing to have the
government enter Into a trade agree
ment by which the development of
the United States nnd the develop
ment of the Canadian people shall he
furthered , or Is it desirable to limit
our Intercourse with the Canadians to
the actualities of the present day ?
"It should bo remembered that Can
ada Is one of our best customers.
More than one-half of everything we
sell goes to English speaking people
If we can extend thnt trade so that the
business of both countries will In
crease , It Is n consummation devoutly
to bo wished by both. "
BOYS WALK 800 MILES.
Five College Boys Start for Kansas to
Work In Wheat Fields.
Nashville , Tenn. , Juno 8. Enrouto
to the Kansas wheat fields , whore they
will work during their vacations , flvo
, Lewlsburg , Tenn. , college boys left
- hero early today on foot.
. In order to harden themselves for
the work in the harvest the boys will
walk the entire distance , approximately
.
- ly 800 miles.
TO INVESTIGATE STEPHENSON.
Legislature Charges That He Was
. Elected Through Irregular Means.
Madison , Wls. , Juno 8. The senate
by a vote of 1C to 3 adopted the Blalnc
substitute to the Rusting joint rcsolu
tlon , calling upon the United States
senate to Investigate the election Of
- United States Senator Stephenson
which , according to the report of the
speclnl Investigation committee , wnt
brought about by Irregular menus.
LIFE'S DISAPPOINTMENTS
( Copyright. Iflll. )
PRESIDENT TAFT
IN BROOKLYN
GUEST OF THE CITY DURING THE
DAY AND EVENING.
OTHER NOTABLES ARE PRESENT
The Hosts of the Day Have Crowded
it Full With Events of Interest to
the Chief Executive To Review
Sunday School Parade.
New York , June 8. Brooklyn will
entertain President Ta ft this after
noon with Gov. Dx , Secretary of
War Stlmson and British Ambassador
Bryce and other notables lending lus
ter to the occasion. After the presi
dent reviews parade of Sunday school
children , sees a lacrosse match and
speaks In two clubs , he will go to Man
hattan to attend the dinner of the
National Cottonseed Crushers associa
tion tonight. It is expected that 15,000
Sunday school children will partici
pate in the celebration. The president
will review the parade from a stand
in Prospect park between 3:30 : and 4
p. m.
m.He
He is scheduled to arrive over the
Pennsylvania at 11:40 : p. m. Mayor
Gaynor and the borough officials will
meet him at the Brooklyn end of the
WHliamsburg bridge and escort him
first to the Hanover club. Here bo
will meet the officers and pastors of
the Sunday school union. At the
Union League club the president will
take luncheon with Governor Dlx and
the other distinguished guests. Then
he will go to the Tomklns Avenue
Congregational church to address the
children gathered for exercises pre
ceding the parade. If there is time ,
ho may speak to gatherings at other
churches before reviewing the proces
sion.
sion.The
The lacrosse match he will see after
the parade will be at the Crescent Ath
letic club grounds between teams rep
resenting the club and the Montreal
Athletic association.
At 0:30 : p. m. the revenue cutter
Seneca will take the president and his
party across the bay and down east
for the cottonseed crushers banquet
in Manhattan. At the request of sev.
oral southern senators , the president
Intends to outline in his speech here
the effect reciprocity with Canada
would have on the south. The presl
dent will leave for Washington at mid
night.
SOURCE OF DANGER
IN TIME OF WAR
COL. GOTHELS SEES MENACE IN
PRIVATE OWNERSHIP OF
ISTHMIAN LANDS.
Washington , June 8. Danger for
this nation In time of war might lurk
In the private ownership of lands
along the Panama canal , testified Col
Gothels , chief engineer of the cana
and chairman of the Isthmian cana
commission , before the house commit
tee on Interstate and foreign com
merco. He suggested government pur
chase of every acre of land within the
Isthmian zone.
"Such ownership , " said he , "would
assure our having none but friends
within the zone In time of war. The
canal Is a war measure ; you cannel
escape that fact. "
Asked why the land was not pur
chased years ngo , Col. Gothols replied
thnt much of the private owned lane
consisted of Islands in the nrtlflcln
Inko along the canal. The owners re
fused to sell , but accepted damage foi
such of their land as was submerged
GRACE. BRYAN
IS MARRIED
UNITED TO RICHARD L. HAR-
GREAVES , A YOUNG BUSI
NESS MAN OF LINCOLN.
Lincoln , June 8. Miss Grace Dexter
Bryan , youngest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. William J. Bryan , and Richard
Lewis Hargi eaves , a young business
man of Lincoln , were married last
night at 8 o'clock at Falrvlew , the
Bryan suburban home , before a com
pany of nearly a hundred relatives and
friends of the family. The ceremony
was attended by several hundred Lin
coln and out-of-town guests. Interest
in the wedding was not confined alone
to the prominence of the bride's fa
ther , but to the fact..tliat.it . was u gee.- ,
uine love match between the young
people , born and raised in Lincoln ,
who have been recognized as social fa
vorites.
The ceremony wns performed by
Ilev. Harry F. Huntington of Crete ,
Nob. , an intimate friend of the Bryan
family , who officiated at the marriage
of the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Bryan , as well as at that of their son.
The bride was attended by Miss Lilly
Tyler of East Bradford , Va. , daughter
of former Governor Tyler of Virginia ,
and Miss Helen Schwlnd of Lincoln.
William J. Bryan , Jr. , was best man.
The bride was given away by her fa
ther. Her gown was of white satin ,
with an embroidery design of roses
and lilies of the valley. She wore a
long train and veil. A diamond cres
cent , an heirloom of the Hargreaves
family , was the only Jewel.
A SPEED OF 155 MILES AN HOUR.
Vedrlne is Estimated to Have Attained
That Speed Tuesday.
Paris , Juno 8. L'auto , estimates
that Vedrlne , the winner of the Paris-
Madrid race , whose proper name is
Jules Vedrlnes , attained the prodigious
speed of 155 miles nn hour on Tues
day covering the 77 5-10 miles sepa
rating Dijon and Saint Laurent-Les-
Macon In thirty minutes.
The paper quotes the aviator as sayIng -
Ing that he was pushed by a wind so
violently that at times he flew with
the tail of his air machine perpendicu
lar. He also encountered wind pock
ets that caused his monoplane to make
frightful drops , sometimes , descend
ing 900 feet in a few seconds. Ved
rlnes suffered only through the strain
on his eyes.
E. B. KAUFFMAN.
E. B. Kauffman , manager of tlit
Norfolk Ice Cream nnd Cone company
nud councilman from the Second 1
GOLD TREASURE
IS FOUND
IMMENSE CACHE OF GOLD DISCOV
ERED ON HONDURAN COAST.
HIDDEN TWENTY YEARS AGO
Left by a Chilean Cruiser a Long
Time Since , and Never Discovered
Until Venturesome San Franciscans
Make Successful Search.
San Diego , Cal. , June 8. A message
received here from a party of treasure
seekers aboard the steamer Eureka
says , tb.-i.r esrjsSiUon tn Terovqjc1 an ira-
mense cache of gofd , hidden by the
crew of a Chilean cruiser off the.Hou-
duran coast more than tenty years
ago , has been successful. The treas
ure has been variously estimated at
from $15,000.000 to $65,000,000 , accord
ing to reports circulated heretofore.
The steamer Is now headed for
this port. The Eureka is in command
of Captain Burliss and was taken on
a thirty-day charter by a party of San
Francisco people about two weeks ago.
The expedition is said to have been
financed by Harry Krelling , a 'well
known clubman of San Francisco.
Washington , Juno 8. The move
ments of the steamer Eureka have
given much concern to the state and
navy departments for a month. The
Nicaragua ! ! minister here learned
through private sources that the ves
sel had cleared from San Francisco ,
about May 12 , for the hay of Fonseca
on the west coast of Nicaragua , sup
posedly with arms and ammunition.
Senor Castrillo , the Nicaragua ! ! minis
ter , suspected a revolutionary expedi
tion directed against the government
of President Diaz , though he stated
that the expedition might be against
another Central American country sup
posedly rlpo for the revolt. The gun
boat Yorktown was dispatched from
Panama to San Juan Del Sur to search
the Eureka. Four days ago she re
ported to the navy department that no
arms had been found on the Eureka ,
which is a steam schooner. No at
tempt was made to detain the Eureka ,
although the Nicaraguan minister sus
pected that she had discharged her
arms on some of the coast Islands or
trans-shipped them to some coasting
vessel.
Who's Who In Norfolk
ward , was born in Alsace Lorraine ,
Germany , on September 12. 1871. He
attended the German schools and
graduated from an apprenticeship in
the baker's trade. When 17 years old
he moved to Sioux Falls , S. D. , where
after working on a farm for one year
ho worked at his trade until 1892
when he traveled throughout the east
visiting every state east of Colorado
lie settled down In Iowa In 1S97 , ant
remained there working at his trade
until in 1900 , when he came to Nor
folk and purchased the John Fre
thaler bakery store. He estahllshoi
the first wholesale bread and Ice
cream business in this city and con
ducted the business for eight years
Three years ago he sold out to Charles
Pilgor nnd a year ago ho organize !
the Norfolk Ice Cream and Cone com
pany , of which he Is president. The
company manufactures butter , ice
erenm nnd Ice crenm cones. They do
a wholesale and retnll buslnes
throughout this vicinity. They ar
jobbers of nil soda fountain supplies
Mr. Kauffman Is serving his secoiu
term as councilman from the Secon
> wnrd. Mr. and Mrs. Kauffman hav
. two children. They are Muduline an
Leo.
MANY ARE KILLED
AND WOUNDED
THE PROPERTY LO83 HEAVY IN
EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO.
NOTE OF TRAGEDY IN GALA DAY
Earthquake Visited Mexico on the Day
of the Triumphal Entrace of Madoro
to the Capital City More Dead Expected -
pected When Ruins are Searched.
Mexico City , Juno 8. Slxty-threo
killed , Bovotity-flvo wounded , property
IOBSCS , $700,000. ,
Thcso nro the not results of the
earthquake which rout the capital yoii-
torday morning nnil Injcctod a note
of tragedy Into what wan to bo n day
of utinlloyod rejoicing.
When the work of searching the
ruliiH Is completed , It Is possible that
the list of dead will ho lengthened
somewhat , as hiding throughout the
city there are doubtless many wound
ed who , with traditional fear of llm
authorities and government hospitals ,
are said to ovndo discovery. The pro
perty loss Is nn estlinnto based on
calculations made by owners and con
tractors. Llttlcrfof the loss Is covered
by Insurance. It was -1:30 : o'clock
when the first shock was felt. Ac
cording to the motcorollcal observa
tory , the greatest Intensity was reach
ed at the end of the first minute , but
the liiHtunnents continued to record
the shocks for fourteen mlnutca moro.
More than half the dead accounted
for were soldiers. They wore caught
beneath the falling walla of the artil
lery barracks in San Cosca , a locality
near the Mexican Central station. An
other place where the earthiiuako took
Its toll of death In considerable num
ber was at the city power plant of the
street car company. Hero six were
killed and six wounded. Two othero
wcro found In the debris , consisting
partly of steel rails , which had been
stacked in the iron and wood departments -
ments , and which collapsed.
Mexico City. Juno 7. An earth
quake at 4 o'clock this morning wreck
ed several buildings , including the ar
tillery quarters , when seventy soldier *
wore burled In the ruins. The deal
and wounded are estimated at be-
ii .fifty * yiid" * bv6Mty. ' 8cvtal JL > OI
ons were'kllled through the collapse-
f the building occupied by the Street
lailway power plant.
At Buena Vista the railway traclta
ere twisted.
\Tlie shock was followed-by an ex-
lesion of gas at the armory barrack *
which added horror to the scene.
The oscillations moved from north ,
o south and opened fissures in tlm
treet. The adobe houses crumbled
ut the dead in these cannot be num-
ered at present.
The shock was most severely felt In
lie western part of the city , though
uildings in the central part of the
apital were rocked.
The only foreigner killed was a Chi-
eso. Warehouses at the central sta-
ion collapsed and an engineer wtu *
llled.
A private hoarding school building
, -as wrecked but none of the occu
ants was Injured.
The national palace had one of ita
rails cracked and the keystone of
no of the arches was displaced.
The ancient cathedral of Santo Do
mingo was damaged.
Tucson , Ariz. , June 7. Today's
arthquake was not felt along the
Southern Pacific down to the west
east of Mexico , nor elsewhere in So-
lora and northern Sinaloa.
El Paso , Tex. , June 7. A telegram
ecelved here indicates that many of
he fine homes In the American colony
n Mexico City were wrecked. E. N.
Brown , president of the Mexican Na-
lonal railway telegraphs :
"Big earthquake at 4:30 : a. m. Sev-
3ral killed In the Santa Maria district
.Iy . house badly wrecked. All our
American friends safe. "
The message came from Mexico
ity over the railroad telegraph lines.
Santa Maria Is a suburb of Mexico *
ity.
Another Earthquake Somewhere.
'ottsdam ' , June S. The seismograph
it the observatory hero registered a
catastrophal earthquake In the neigh
jorhood of the Caspian sea this morn
ng.
BACKS"JOHNSON"
TO WHIP TWO
RICKARD HAS $50,000 THAT SAYS
JOHNSON CAN WHIP ANY
TWO MEN.
San Francisco , June 8. Information
has reached hero In a letter from G. L.
( TexlL Hlckard , who Is now In Dueno *
Ayres , thnt Hlckard , who wns the promoter
meter of the Johnson-Jeffries flsht in
Ilono , July 4 , will offer a purse of ? 5Q ,
000 for Jack Johnson to light nny two
mon In the world the same nftornoon
for the world's championship nt Bue
nos Ayres.
Itlcknrd declares his bollof that
Johnson can defeat any two mon In
the world , one after the other.
"All I nsk , " ho writes , "is that John
son bo given n rest of fifteen mlnutou
after disposing of tin- first adversary "