Foreign News: Jalapa Affair

At Jalapa, State of Vera Cruz, Mexican workmen employed in an American-owned electric light and power plant went on strike demanding, so despatches averred, a 150% increase in pay. The plant is owned by the Higgins Estate Inc. of Manhattan and was managed by William K. Boone, U. S. citizen; but Mr. Boone, unable to effect a settlement with the strikers, was forced to surrender the entire plant to the State authorities, acting on the orders of Governor Jara, and promptly left to file a protest in the U. S. All this took place...

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