Cuba's Week. President Machado signed last week a bill reducing the present sugar crop 10%, with penalties up to $2,000 a day for sugar producers who start grinding their crops before the late set by the government. Cubans hope by this stratagem to keep the price of sugar from slumping because of overproduction.
On the same day in the House of Representatives at Havana, Representative Urquiaga accused Representative Acosta of "provincialism." A moment later both men, brandishing revolvers, were separated with difficulty.
Later, a serious railroad strike was called; excitement spread.