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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY. Mean hi slur X. H.. had an 09499 tire. King leter I. of Bervta was reported to have abdicated the throne in favor of bis second son. Prince Alexander. H bulletin of tl Mexican interior depart men I says that Major Salvador Cordero, vtbo was chief ... police of Tampico. and eighteen "tinr residents nl thai port, have been execated by the rebeto. News has reached Washington from nnoaVlal sources that France and Germany have warned Haiti thai its custom bouses will be seized unless Bi sngements are made to meet the outstanding II itt Ian financial obligations. A bill amending the statewide prohibition law hi ■ f the measures to be considered by the Georgia al assembly, which convened yesterday for a !!■. day session. Woman suffrage advoeatea will force a rata on tneir demands, it paasflsle. The meiliation conference has taken on a new aapect. Full eonferenees and even Informal eon rersatlona between the delegates and the mediators have been completely abandoned. Judging from — 1 outside Indications, the chief disagreement scents to 1 be among the three mediators, for they alone are 1 continuing rtbWHOIllOI 1 anion- themselves. • roar kilbd in Minneapolis and ■ scon seriously : Injured at Watertown. s. D.. property damage esti- 1 mated at more than ,000,000. with an almost 1 complete tieop of telegranfa and telephone communi- 1 cation for a number of hours, was the result of 1 a wind and rain storm, which swept North Da- 1 kota. South Dakota Minnesota and Wisconsin. ! A world- K«Otd for a duration flisht was made j today 11 the aerodrome al Johannisthal, Germany, 1 1 by GtlStav I. ass,,- ;, Gorman. He remained ill the 1 air for eighteen hours and ten minutes without mak- 1 Ing a landing. The besl prevlonsi record was mule 1 by Bruno linger on Febrnary :: an nnlnterrupted 1 light lasiiu foarteen boors and seven minutes. 1 I.eside- paying Nicaragua ,909,999 for k mo 1 nopoiy of the Nlcaraguan canal route, ii developed I that Secretary Bryan proposes to Indemnify Costa ] RiCa. -lust what suiii will be yiven Cosia Rica ] is not kii"Mi and not dtnmlnrd. but probably it i will be iii the neighborhood of ,000,000. The 1 decision of the secretary was the result of a pro- ] test made by Costa Rica iu. raaaananananj of the, 1 failure of the United States in its neotialions wilh testa Kiea to take Into account its interest iu the an Juan river. In previous negotiations with reference to the Nlearagnaa route the claim of tosta Kiea has been recogniacd. The .lananese foreign minister. Takaaki Kato. in-fornieil the members of the diet that there had been no solution of the question between the United states and Japan regarding the California land legislation. Since he assumed ottice. he said, he had taken certain steps looking to a settlement and was now awaiting the reply of the United States gov-eriiiuenl. which he hoped, would be satisfactory. The British challenger for the Americas cup. Shamrock IV.. hail its first hard weather trial with the older Shamrock ami acquitted Itself well. Ill a stiff northwesterly breeze necessitating reefed mainsails the challenger worked out a lead of three minutes in a run of live miles. This was followed by a ten mile thrash to windward, in which the challenger did still better, beating its opponent by twelve minutes. President Wilson commuted, to expire at once. the sentences imposed on the following men convicted iu the McXamara dynamite conspiracy: Shape, William. Chicago; Hhnnon, Michael J., Scranton, Pa.; Painter, Frank 11.. Omaha. Neb.; Mooney, Fred J.. Dulitth. Minu. The other defendants, ih- duding the leaders, mi, .1 heghi ■rrvhjg heir sentences today iu Leavenworth penitentiary. Clem eii.y for John II. Barry and Pan! J. Motrin, of St- I is. was withheld. They have op|iorluuitv to submit separate iR-titions. For the fourth time since it was built in 1711 the Mount Vernon House, the home of the Father ot His Country, is to have a new set Of shingles. Today the shingles are warped ami weather beaten. split ami loose, after lilty years of Service. The new shingles are being made in North Carolina. exacl duplicates of tl riginal ones tacked down in 174:;. Cypress wood is being used. Bunds for keeping the building and grounds intact are earned mostly from visitors, of whom there were 12:t.OOO last year. Mob violence! broke out anew in the struggle between factions of the Butte miners union ami three men were shot, one being killed, by a fusillade ■red by deputy sheriffs iu clearing the anion hall. Repealed attempts were made to dynamite the miners ball, evidently with the idea of annihilating President Charles U. Mover and other oShcera of the Western Federation of Miners, who wen- scheduled to address a peace meeting. They escaped and lied. The property damage to buildings in the vicinity is estimated at 00,000.