St. Helens mist. (St. Helens, Or.) 1913-1933, February 21, 1913, Image 2

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    NEWS NOTES OF
CURRENT WEEK
SUFFRAGE IN QUAKER STATE
Pennsylvania Women Storm Sen
ate and Demand Recognition.
Harrisburg, Fa, Women in favor
of equal suffrage stormed the senate
chamber and corridors of the state
j capitol in advocacy of "votes for wo
men." Every senator opposed to the
. measure was urged to support the suf-
frage amendment.
; Senator McNicho!, of Philadelphia,
I Republican leader of the senate, smil
ingly told the women, among whom
aenat ham .fi-leVon nut 1 was Miss Mary
Mate ienator Minn, or ntUDurg, that
j he was unalterably opposed to votes
j for women. He hastened to assure
. them, however, that he would not in
fluence other members to vote against
j the equal suffrage resolution, which
i has been adopted by the lower branch
of the legislature and is expected to
be acted upon by the senate.
Resume of World's Important
Events Told in Brief.
Dr. Jamea Monroe Taylor, president
of Vassar College Jsince 1886, has resigned.
DOINGS OF OREGON'S LEGISLATURE
A Brief Resume of Proceed inga of the People's Representatives
at the State Capital, Bills Introduced, Passed, Rejected, Etc.
The U. S.
the proposed tax for the use of water-
power.
Joaquin Miller, "the poet of the
Sierras," died in his cabin in the hills
East of Oakland, Cal.
Two thousand American marines
have been sent to Cuba, there to await
developments in Mexico.
A Nevada prospector was killed by
a slide cf rock in his mine, which un
covered a rich body of ore.
Italy ia having the coldest winter
weather in 20 years, Mt. Etna being
entirely covered with snow.
The French government is preparing
to increase her standing army, owing
to the growth of Germany's forces.
Increased demand for fish during
r";n Yl . wnole8,al V"cei public and his ministers.
nanout cents a pouna ai seauie. ; General Huerta agkeJ that this be
Miss Emmeline Fankhurst, noted
suffragist leader, of London, was ar
rested and jailed for window-smashing.
Twenty-nine officials of the National
Cash Register company were sen
tenced to jail terms and fines for
violations of the Sherman anti-trust
law.
The Central Pacific and Southern
Pacific roads have applied to the state
railroad commission of California for
permission to lease certain portions of
each other's tracks.
Dr. Frederick A. Cook, Arctic ex
plorer, threatens libel suit against the
Pasadena, Cal., News, for stating
that his stories of finding the North
Pole were not to be relied upon.
A Japanese student at Stanford Uni
versity, Cal., won the oratorical con
test against three American competi
tors. The French-American treaty of 1908
has been renewed.
Representative Olmstead vigorously
opposes the United States' quitting
the Philippines. j
It is expected that at least 25,000
soldiers and sailors will be in line in -the
inaugural parade.
President Taft assisted in the lay
ing of the cornerstone of a new Uni
tarian church in Washington.
The senate committee has recom-'
mended doubling the proposed appro
praition for work on the Celilo canal. j
Primary election of fourth class
postmasters is proposed in an amend
ment to the - postofnce appropriation
bill.
SWAMP LAND MEASURE LOST
House Will Not Repeal Art Passed
Over Veto.
Salem Governor West's forces lost
i their right in the house on the Gill bill
iiiuuK iwiii l. .uiuiul .v.- Tk., I-...I
Hinn, daughter of,.... L. ,.. ,L Tk
ernor vetoed the Thompson bill in
j 1911, but this legislature passed it
over his veto. A supreme effort was
i made at the governor's request,
j through Gill, to repeal the act.
I Gill said he had seen a mass of 'cor-
respondence between the governor and
, the United State land office which
shows conclusively that the Federal
I government will not give title to the
1 land in Klamath and Lake counties
1 unless it is sold to settlers,
i Governor West declared that under
, the Thompson act "certain corpora-
tions" would benefit.
I Smith, of Klamath, took the floor
: and detailed the facts of the case.
He challenged the - statement of the
governor, saying that the lhompson
i act, which provides for drainage of
the swamp lands concerned, is neces
sary to the development of the lands.
1 Howard, of Douglas, charged that
the land should be sold by the state to
settlers, and not to companies. He
said that "if the state hadshowed
half the sense of the Southern Pacific
company, it would today have $20,
000,000 in the irreducible school
fund."
He opposed the selling of lands to
private corporations and advocated the
holding of these lands by the state and
its reclamation by the same.
HUERTA SENDS MESSAGE
OF PEACE TO TAFT
Mexico City One of the first acts
of General Huerta as provisional pres-
; ident was to notify Ambassador Wil-
son of the change of government. He
j informed the ambassador that he had
in his power as prisoners in the na
tional palace the president of the re-
HOUSE APPOVES OF MILLAC.E
Agricultural College Four-Tenth
interpreted as a patrioitc "manifesto of
a man "who has no ambitions other
than to serve his country and who
wishes to re-establish peace in the
country and to insure the safety of
the interests of its sons and of the
foreigners."
He requested Ambassador Wilson to
notify President Taft and the diplo
matic representatives of all that had
occurred and to give notification to the
rebels.
NEW PRINTING BILL PASSES
REBELS TAKE AMERICAN GUN
Good Supply of Ammunition Also
Disappears
El Paso, Tex. A machine gun of
the Thirteenth cavalry platoon at
' Hachita, N. M., disappeared Sunday
night, according to reliable reports re
ceived here. It is believed that Mexi
can rebels came over the border and
stole the piece.
Major Clark, district adjutant at '
Fort Bliss, declares no report of the
theft has been fmade. However, the
disappearance of the gun is fully veri
fied. ;
Since Monday morning, when the ;
piece was missing. United States
troops have been searching for a trace
of the missing artillery. Hachita is
nearly 20 miles from the nearest point
on the border and how the gun was ;
stolen is unexplained. A large quan- !
tity of ammunition for the gun also
disappeared.
The occurence is similar to an inci
dent at El Paso during the Madero
revolution, when rebels took an old
cannon from the center of the town, j
returning the piece at the conclusion 1
of hostilities.
Board of Control to Appoint State
Printer.
Salem A bill to which all parties
to the long-drawn-out state printing
fight have agreed was passed by the
house by a big vote. Both the ma
jority and minority factions voted for
it.
This bill, which was reported favor
ably by the committee on printing, of
which Eaton, of Lane, is chairman.
provides for the tract system, for a
and University Three.
Salem The house Monday afternoon
passed a bill providing for an annual
tax of four-tenths of a mill for the j
operation, maintenance and improve-!
ment of the Oregon Agricultural col-1
lege. It previously passed a bill for a
levy of three-tenths of a mill for the
University of Oregon. These bills, if
they become the law, will do away
with legislative action biennially. j
The house spent several hours in
passing the bills appropriating sums
for the University of Oregon and the
Agricultural college. For the former
a total of $302,833 was allowed, and
for the latter approximately $3ti0,000 ,
for buildings, etc., and $300,000 for;
maintenance and operation were al
lowed. The house adhered closely to the
recommendations of the ways and
means committee, and all attempts to
break the programme failed. It was
argued that the members had given
great consideration to the items and 1
that their judgment should be taken.
One of the chief features of the ap- j
propriations was one item for exten
sion work in the University of Oregon.
Another item was for $45,000 for
the medical school at Portland. I
WAR FOOTING FOR SOLDIERY
Major-General Wood Wanta Army
Always Ready.
Washington. I- C. -Major-General
Wood, chief of staff of the army, gave
out a statement concerning reasons Tor
the recent army reorganisation order.
This statement is the first author. U
i tive announcement from the V ar ii
! partment as to the real reason for the
,srmy reorganization. General Wood
I would not ay reorganisation of Uie
army had a direct bearing on the Mex
ican situation.
"Our object i to have a war organ
I ization of the army in time of peace,
he declared, "so that it will be ready
' for war when it come suddenly, as all
j wars come. ,,
I "At the beginning of every war.
' General Wood continued, "this country
I h. ...tTered defeat, loss of life, vast
expenditures and a useless prolonga
tion of war. with all its attendant
miseries, because the country lis been
utterly unprepared; the army was not
organized or prepared when the war
began, and the commanders of larger
units, such as brigade and divisions
had had no opportunity to handle such
before. So far as we can we intend to
mitigate the evils of unpreparedness
by having a semblance of a real army
organized and giving officers and nu n
the practical training ami experience
they need to tit them for soldiers."
OUT
MADERO GIVES CENSOR STOPS
WAY TO HUERTA j MEXICAN NEWS
President and Cabinet Arrested Madero Agents Kef p World in
By General Wanquet.
Diax Agree to Appointment
Iluerta IVI'I' KrJ'M" VAvt
lions Are Promised Soon.
Dark Regarding War.
of
FALSE REPORTS GIVEN
WON'T REPAY SCHOOL FUNDS
Plan to Make General Fund Stand
Expenses Fails.
Salem Senator Moser made an
open statement on the floor of the
senate that he was satisfied that the
bill providing for reimbursing the
school fund from the general fund for
expenses in connection with the state
treasurer's office was nothing more
nor less than intended as a slap at the
treasurer by Governor West.
"As the newspapers said at the time
when this bill was introduced, and as
one can see by reading the bill, it is
intended as a direct attack on State
Treasurer Kay," declared Senator
Moser, "and we have a right to infer
that, because Senator Joseph acted as
state printer to be appointed at $2400 :. ,l ,
. . , v . . . , . , . . . j came into the senate and endeavored
vy me aiau: uouru ui eoniruj, 10 taae
effect in May, 1915
Authority is given to the board of
control to make its own rules and reg
ulations for the state printing and it
may take whatever action the mem
bers deem necessary. The board is
composed of the governor, state treas
urer and secretary of state.
The question of the state owning its
plant, it was explained, will be decided
by the board in time for the placing
of the plant on a proper basis for the
work after the next session of the leg
islature. The only restriction on the
board is that it must name a man who
has had not less than ten years of ex-
1 zar, the rebel commander-in-chief,
The house committee of the Oregon boasted that some of his men would ;
legislature has recommended an appro- i steal machine gun from the United !
pnation of $200,000 for the Panama aiaies iroops,
Inez Sala- Perlence " printing.
Fair.
Further prosecution of the alleged
"hard coal trust" has been begun by
the government agents.
Henry Cabot Lodge declares a
strong navy is positively essential to
the maintenance of peace.
John Barrett, director general of
the Pan-American union, suggests
mediation instead of intervention in
the Mexican struggle.
Twenty-nine officials and others con
nected with the alieged cash register
trust have been found guilty of con
spiracy to restrain trade.
Columbus, N. M., and imported 1800
suits of khaki uniforms and an equal
number of pairs of shoes for the use
of Salazar's rebel army.
PORTLAND MARKETS
Wheat Track prices : Club, S5(a
86c; bluestem, 94rti95c; forty-fold,
86c; red Russian, 84c; valley, 86tfi
87e.
Barley Feed, $23.50 per ton;
brewing, nominal; rolled, $25.50;,
26.50.
Corn Whole, $27 per ton ; cracked,
$28.
Millstuffs Bran, $21(J7 21.50 per
ton; shorts, $23(23.50; middlings,
$30.
Hay Timothy, choice, $16(517;
mixed, Eastern Oregon timothy, $12
tfilo; oat and vetch, $12; alfalfa,
$11.50; clover, $10; straw, $67.
Oats No. 1 white,
ton.
Resignations Made Easy.
Washington, D. C. Before taking
up the Mexican situation, the cabinet
considered a question almost as press- ,
ing the resignations that are to be
sent by its members to Mr. Wilson
March 4. Everybody expects to re
sign. !
Probably a form letter, on file in the
State department for the use of cabi- j
net officers, ambassadors and such who
are seeking retirement and who have j
enough of public life, will be used by
Mr. Taft's official family. Mr Knox j
is not expected to restrict the use of
this letter to cabinet officers, and there
may be quite a rush at his department 1
early in March. j
Fresh Fruits Apples, 60crfi$1.75
box; pears, $1.50(u,2 box; grapes,
Malagas, $8 barrel.
Potatoes Jobbing prices: .Bur
banks, 60(5 60 hundred; aweet pota
toes, 3e pound. I
Vegetables Artichokes, $1.50 per j
dozen; cabbage, lc pound; cauli
flower, $1.75(&2 crate; celery, $2(ffi I
4.50 crate; cucumbers, 75c(3$2 dozen; j
eggplant, 10c pound; head lettuce,
$1.90(52.60 crate; peppers, 25c per
pound; sprouts, 10c; tomatoes, $2 per
box; garlic, &(ri 6c per pound; turnips,
90d5$l per sack; parsnips, 90c(S$l;
carrots, 90c(5$l.
Onions Oregon, $1S1.25 per sack.
Eggs Fresh locals, candled, 23c per
dozen; current receipts, 20(5 22c.
Poultry Hens, 13J(S;14c pound;
broilers, 14J(515c; turkeys, live, 20c:
dressed, choice, 221(5 25c; ducks, 16
(517c; geese, 10(5, 12c.
Butter Oregon creamery, cubes,
86c; prints, 87 Jc.
Pork Fancy, lOtfUOJe per pound.
Veal Fancy, 14(5 14Jc per pound.
Hops 1912 crop, prime and choice,
16(5 18c per pound; 1913 contracts, 14
515c.
Pelts Dry, 12(5 13c; lambs, 25i?
85c; full wool, $1.25(51.35.
Wool Early shorn, east of moun
tains, 15(5 20c per pound.
Cattle Choice steers, $7.50(5 8;
good, $7(57.30; medium, $6.60(5,7;
choice cows, $6.60(57: good. tGoi:
.60; modurn. SS.B(Hfi6: choice cat
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noon.
Citrus Loss Minimized.
j Berkeley, Cal. That the loss of
fruits in the Southern California citrus
: belt through the recent frosts was not
as great as at first supposed was the
i report made by University of Cali
I fornia scientists who are in the South
, with an agricultural department dem-
onstration train. The report says that
! frozen oranges are harmless,provided
' the evaporation of the juice has not ad-,
$26.60(527.50 . vanced too far. The scientists found
i that at least three-fourths of the trees
will do as well next year as ever, if no
further setbacks occur.
Twenty-Day Sessions Revived.
Salem The Malarkey resolution,
! calling for a submission to the voters
of the question of changing Jthe legis
lative sessions to two periods of 20
days each, was reconsidered in the
house on request of Speaker McAr
thur, who declared it a very important
measure.
It was passed by the senate last
week, but was voted down by the
house, which reported a resolution by
Lawrence for 50 days and an increase
from $3 a day to $5. It is believed
now that the Malarkey resolution will
be adopted when the house takes it
from the table, and that the people
will have a chance to vote on the new
plan.
Injured Batter) man Pensioned
Salem Raleigh C. Wilson, who
was injured in battery practice at Fort
Stevens so as to be crippled for life,
will receive a sum of $1000 in cash
from the state and $300 a year there
after for life under the terms of an
amended house bill passed by the sen
ate. The bill makes provisions for
the pension during the next two years,
and while it is in the form of a con
tinuing bill it will be necessary for
the appropriation to be made biennial
ly after the present two years ex
pire. Blanchard Wins Contest.
Salem A bill by Blanchard, of
Josephine, aimed at "the book trust,"
as Blanchard called it, was' passed by
the house. Blanchard declared that the
cost of text books is not less than 30
per cent too high. He proposed to fix
a maximum cost, above which the state
School Book commission shall not ac
cept bids. In case the "trust" will
to impugn the statements of one of its
members, that he also acted as mes
senger for the governor when he intro
duced this bill.
"And when we find that if the bill
is a just bill, it should carry $175,000
instead of the $23,000 shown, it is
conclusive proof that the bill was di
rected at the treasurer."
Mexican Government Olluials In
cite People Against U. S.
I Washington. D. C Mis-statements
by Mexican federal officials concerning
the intentions of the United State in
, the present crisis which so inllamed
' the populace in the capital recently,
are being made throughout the repub
; lie with similar effect. Consul Kirk
' reports to the State department that
anti-American feeling ran high in
Manzanillo and through the country
side because of unauthorized state
ments about the intended action of the
American government.
Demonstrations against Americans
have been made in other Mexican Pa
cific ports, and it became necessary to
hold the cruiser Denver at Acapnia)
until the rrrival of the South Dakota
in that port.
Outbursts resulted in some assaults
upon American citizens who were
peaceably passing through the streets.
With the South Dakota at Acapulco
and the Colorado at Mazatlan, officials
here feel that there will be an abate
ment of these outbreaks. Reports in
dicate that quiet prevails at Juarez.
While there is considerable feeling
against the Mexican government in
Chihuahua, the eople seem to bo re
straining themselves.
RESCUERS FORCED TO QUIT
New Drydock Is Insecure,
Washington. D. C. Injur? sustained ' not bid, the bill provides that the com
by the great drydock at Pearl Harbor missioif may buy manuscripts and have
was reported to the Isavy department
in a brief cablegram from Rear Ad
, miral Cowles. It is feared the disas
ter will have the effect of completely
j thwarting the plans of the engineers
to have this dock opened by the date
of completion of the Panama canal. It
is understood the bottom of the dock
has been forced up as the water was
pumped out, indicating insecurity of
the foundation. So far about $1,250,
000 has been expended on the dock.
1100 Carmen Return to Work.
Kansas City The strike called on
September 19, 1911, involving 1100
carmen employed on the Missouri,
Kansas & Texas railroad, came to an
end at noon Wednesday in compliance
with an order issued by M. F. Ryan,
president of the International Brother
hood of Railway Carmen. President
Ryan said the railroad company had
agreed to recognize the action of the
committee of the union as a whole as
binding over the entire system
$. 7B(tt7. 28.
Inauguration Session Called.
Washington, D. C. Another formal
step toward the inauguration of Wood-
row Wilson was taken at the State de
partment with the issue of President
Taft ' proclamation emlling the new
senate in extra session on March 4 at,
This ia tor the inauguration of
the books printed. As a last resort,
the state may print its own books in
the state printing office.
Report Gives Clean Character.
Salem That the grounds are well
kept, the buildings in excellent order
j and the attention to the patients is
! good, is the statement carried in the
report of the special legislative in
vestigating committee, on the state
sanitarium for tuberculosis. The re
port recommends that a refrigerator
be installed and that the laundry be
removed from its present location.
Otherwise the institution is given an
excellent character by the committee.
Immigration Report Out.
Salem That $52,013 was contrib
uted by Portland business men in ad
dition to $25,000 appropriated by the
state for the work of the state immi
gration agent is shown in a brief
statement prepared by Thomas C.
Burke, president of the commission.
and C. C. Chapman, state immigration
agent. Of this $25,000 appropriated.
$24,863 was used.
Appropriations Bill Held Up.
Salem Eaton of Lane made two at
tempts to get the house to take up the
state appropriations, but in each at
tempt he failed. Eaton first indro
duced his resolution asking that it be
reported back. It was referred to
the resolutions committee, but no re
port was made. Eaton re-introduced
the resolution, saying that, as no re
port had been made, he demanded ac
tion. The house, however, refused
thus to slap the committee and the
resolution was overwhelmingly voted
down.
Bull Moose Are Recognized.
Salem The Bull Moose party will
be able to participate in the primaries j
before city election in Portland under
the provisions of a bill that passed the
senate Saturday. This bill provides ;
that any political party casting 20 per
cent of the vote at the preceding elec
tion may participate in the primaries. !
The bill also carries an emergency
clause which will allow the participa
tion in the Portland primaries. I
The bill was introduced by Senator j
Carson at the request of the Progres
sive party committee. j
t
Waterpower Bill Favored.
Salem The house bill providing for 1
an appropriation of $50,000 for the in- j
vestiagtion of water resources in the
state, which applies particularly, un
der the present plan, to the Deschutes
river, has received a favorable report
from the senate ways and means com
mittee. The bill has passed the house. This
is considered by its supporters as one
of the biggest pieces of legislation in
connection with the development of
the state and a hard fight will be made
for its passage in the senate.
Norwegian Party Unable to Reach
Stranded German Scientists.
Christiana, Norway The second
Norwegian expedition sent to the re
lief of the German scientists, stranded
, in a remote part of Spitzbergen, has
not succeeded in its undertaking. It
left Advent Bay late in January, but
was forced to return to Green Harbor,
; arriving in a pitiable condition.
The expedition reached Dickson
' Bay, when a hurricane stopped all
progress. Seven dogs died and several
of the members of the rescuing party
were frost-bitten. Two sledges were
destroyed, and for that reason and the
loss of the dogs the expedition was
! forced to leave all provisions except
minimum rations.
j No further effort will be possible
until additional dogs are sent from
Norway. Experts consider that un
' less the Germans are rescued in the
near future their jsisition will be ex
ceedingly precarious.
"Lifer" Dies in Her "Home."
San Rafael, Cal. For the second
time Mary Von was released Sunday
from San Quentin prison, and this
time she will not return. Twenty-five
of the 72 years, which death ended.
were spent within the prison walls, !
and she called the place her home.
She was paroled in 1911, and went to
live in Ijoa Angeles. She returned to ;
prison May 24, 1912, ill, and said:;
"I've come home to stay until the
end."
Mary Von was committed for life
from San Francisco for murder. 1
Mexico City-Francisco I. Madero.
IIM been forced out of the pr.-snh i.cy.
He arrest.nl t the national palace i
shortly before 3 o'clock Tuesday after-
noon by General Hlan.pi.-t- Nd'sc
ouently he sign.nl his resignation.
General Victorian.. Iluerta. com
mander of the federal troop. wa pro
claimed provisional president. ;
AlK.ut the time Madero seized
by lllanquet. Gustavo Madero. hi
brother, the ex-minister of finance,
was arrested bv General Iluerta. who
was dining with him in a quiet restau
rant. , . .
All member of the cabinet were
promptly placed under arrest with the
exception of Krnesto Mad.-ro. the un
cle of the president, who held the rt
folio of finance. He was apprised of
the intentions against the Madero gov
ernment and made hi schh.
From the first it had 1 n known
that General Hlaiiqm-t unwilling
to light. H men were of the same
mind. He held complete command of
them, and it was not doubted they
would follow him in any adventure,
which they did at the national palace.
The forces, numbering IniMI men,
were sent to the palace, ostensibly to
relieve the reserve there. The re
serve were sent into the field.
An agreement between General
Hlan.mct ami Iluerta wa rerted
Monday night, but the first intimation
that Itjanqiiet' men had of the new
role they were to piny ws shortly be
fore the successful stroke wa made.
Itlanquet drew his men up in order and
delivered a stirring M-ech.
"This inhuman battle must end."
he said. "The time- has come when
some drastic means must be taken to
stop a conflict in which father is kill
ing Km and brother is lighting against
brother; when non-i-ombatant are
sharing the fate of war and all this
because of the caprice of one man."
Hlnn.ilet then issued order fir the
arrest of the president and assigned s
detachment to that duty. Madero
sisin was a prisoner in his own room.
One reason given for the attitude of
General lllan.piet from the beginning
was the presence of hi son in the
rank of Diaz.
The American ambassador and the
other foreign diplomat held a confer
ence at the American embassy to dis
cus the re-establishmeijt of order and
the further protection of foreign resi
dent. The Zoealo, the great plaza in front
of the palace, wa soon jammed with
a delirious crowd, with banner in
scribed "Peace" ami "Liberty."
shouting for Diaz, Iluerta, l!lan.uet
and Mon.lragon.
The women member of the Madero
family who were in ChHpultepec Cas
tle were whisked away in an automo
bile by friend who hail learned of the
coup at the national palace. Tele
gram were immediately sent to the
governor of the state notifying them
of the proclamation of Huerta as pro
visional president, and also to the mil
itary commander assuring them that
general election will be held.
Genera!!! uerta made a speech from
the balcony of the palace to the
assembled crowd. He de.-lar.il that
he had no personal ambition and an
nounced himself as military governor
and General I'.lanquet as military com
mander of the federal district.
It i fully believed that a definite
agreement will be reached between the
rebel force and General Iluerta. The
negotiation will be conducted through
j the American embassy.
General Felipe Angeles, who refused
to support the new government, wa
placed under arrest.
Americana Fleeing From Scene of
Trouble Embassies Aid All
Foreigners in flight.
City of Mexico Tho strictest cen
sorship on all dispatches has been,
tahlished in Mexico City.
Government officials took rlmrgH of
the rablo others shortly after 6 oYI.Kli
Saturday night and discarded 'me,
sage of correspondents to thrir p.
H-rs. Code messages and all mes
sages containing any exprei.ns
w hatever that might be construed as (
sign of the important hpH-iiingi ia
the capital wrra confiscated.
Nevertheless several dispatches of t
somewhat detached nature rscapnj
censorship, and an early bulletin was
Mashed through that the armiatlca,
signed at 2 o'clock Sunday moming,
had been broken and that both sides
were fighting savagely.
The Mexican government wa un
able, however, to shut off the official
dispatches of the diplomatic represen
tatives, but a thesa are sent In ci
pher, there I considerable, delay in
translation, and the fear ia ex press, d
that many things may occur in ths
Mexican capital detrimental to the
foreign resident before the exact it
uation is learned by the home govern
ment. Brief dispatches giving a general
idea of the situation prior to the frt-sh
outbreak of hostilitlmt were passed but
the government apparently is deter
mined that not a word of the fighting
which ha torn the city asunder for
eight day shall be communicated to
the outside world, if that can be pre
vented. Washington, D. C Hurried prep
aration were made Sunday in Mexico
City for the flight of American women
ami children to the United State.
The American embassy staff and the
committee apointed by Ambassador
Wilson began assembling the women
and children at the embassy. Many
who hitherto had paid no heed to tho
warning of tho ambassador to leave
the city, now were eager to embrace
any meaaures which meant their de
liverance from the panic which ha
followed in the wake of a week's dis
order. The easiest way to safety i via
Vera Crux, only a short ditance by
rail. Onc arrived there, the rrfugers
will have full protection pending the
continuance of their Journey by steam
er to American soil.
While preparations for tha flight of
the women and the younger member
of the American colony were going
forward, the work of removing all
foreigners from the danger sone wa
begun and hundreds sought safety.
REBELS ROB EXPRESS TRAIN
$700,000 Bank Shipment Taken -Cities
Sacked.
San I.ui I'otosi, Mex. A paengcr
train from Tamplco, Mexico, wa held
up at I.ms Tablas, a small station half
way to the coast, ty a band of rebel
led by (Vrillo Hermann. The rebel
went through the express car and e
cured $7n0,li0l) in gold and bill which
wa being transferr.il by the National
Bank of Monterey to Mexico City.
The rebel gave no heed to the
second Has passenger, but robbed all
the tirst-clas passenger of their arm
and money. Forty-two rebels entered
the train and 30 remaln.il outside.
They proed to burn the train and
had prinkled tho car with petroleum,
but the urgent etition of Liceenado
Alfrtilo Munog, who wa a passenger
and who at one time had defended Her
mann In court, they desisted.
Americans arriving from Charraa. a
town 40 miles north of here, report the
rebels ransacking the town.
"Auto Bandit" Confesses.
Chicago Robert Webb, a highway-
Women Judges Favored.
Chicago Eligibility of women to
the bench and simplification and mod
ernization of law and court procedure
were advocated by ex-Municipal Judge
Cleland in addressing the Women'
n.-,.,.:intiin in wimmcrcc. W hat we
Tax Levy Bill Passes House.
Salem The house passed the Lauch
lin bill, providing tor a tax ievv of
one-rourtn or a mill on the taxabla
property of tha state, to create a pub-
1WP leaning wethers, tS.SOdii new senators and confirmation of the lie school fund. This is to be distrib.
v.to, ewea, fina.ZB; Jamba. Sjarsn. new president's appointment. uted pro rata to tha county schools
' a
Question Put Up to Voters.
Salem A resolution to submit to
the voters in 1914 the question of
making the term of County officers
four years was adopted by the house
after a hot debate. It was introduced
by Anderson, of Clatsop, and contained
a provision that no county official may
serve more than eight years in any 12
years, but this was eliminated.
Schuebel said the resolution was all
right, but he opposed the eight-year
clause. Uelland said that "two years
is too long a term for a bad official,
and eight too short for a good one."
Firearms Bill Is Passed.
Salem Perkins' firearms bill has
passed the senate. This amended bill
provides that anyone purchasing a re
volver must have the certificate of two
freeholders as to his good moral char
acter and a permit from the circuit,
county or municipal judge. It pre
vents the display of revolvers in win
dows, requires a registration of num
bers and also requires dealers to make
reports to sheriffs twice a month as to
sales.
Dimick's Eight-Hour Bill Lost.
Salem Dimick's eight-hour bill
went the way it has done in the past
wnen it was indefinitely postponed,
Dimick says he had decided to line up
behind hchuebel s ten-hour bill, which
was passed, and consequently mado no
objection when it was indefinitely
postponed.
man and leader of the "automobile 1 pfomolc justice Is les r. linc-
bandita," Chicago's most dangerous m . m"rc c;;mm"n ",,ne n inter
criminal, according to the police, con- '.r,ng tho ,HW-" "id the speaker.
fessed that he shot and killed Police-' ju.ige who are learned in
man Peter Hart several weeks ago.
The confession was made under a
promise of clemency by State's At
torney Hoyne, who said he promised
the robber not to ask the death pen
alty for him because Webb was driv
en to his criminal course largely be
cause he was the victim of "loan
sharks."
more than the law.
condition would h
by the election of
of our courts."
I believe that
greatly improved
women as judge
New Nickel Out In Week.
Washington, I). C Coinage of the
new nickel has been ordered by Secre
tary MacVeagh, despite objections of
Certain Slot murhlna lnl,n.i. t. mi
Exact Model is Planned. j be placed in circulation In a week.
San Francisco An exsct model of j Tno protests against the new coin
Independence Hall, built of the orig- j dwindled to one manufacturer, who
inal timbers, beams and joists, will j contended it woul.l Interfere with the
occupy a site at the Panama-Pacific efficacy of his machine for the detec
exposition in this city in 1915. Mayor j tinn nf counterfeit nickel. Treasury
Blankenberg of Philadelphia has writ
ten to President C. C. Moore of the
exposition company, informing him
that Alfred Wolf, who gained posses
sion of the material when it was re
moved at the time the building was
restored in 1907, has agreed to rebuild
the structure.
Hatcheries to Be Investigated.
Salem Senators Butler and Smith.
of Josephine, have been named as the
senate members of the committee to speed for the west coast nf Mmim
investigate the fish hatcheries on the orders from the Mo Iran
Columbia. I marine.
Many Japanese Coming.
San Francisco The Asiatic Exclu
sion league adopted a report on the In
flux of Japanese Into the United States
in the last six months of the year
1912. The report will be sent to
every member of the state legislature
and every member of congress. Ac
cording to the report the arrivals in
this period were 5616, and the depar
tures on. ine report covered many
phases of proposed alien land and
Japanese exclusion legislation.
Mexican Warship Ordered Home.
Valparaiso, Chile The Mexican
warship Morales, which arrived here
several days ago, sailed Sunday at full
uniciiiis overruled thin nh eelion -.i
the new 6-cent piece, with an Indian
head on the face and a buffalo on the
reverse, was adopted officially.
Taft Refers Liquor Bill.
Washington. I). C Pp.i.lnt t.
ha referred the Webb bill regulating
Y n A ani rim a a M 1 ?
.... ...,1c,ll 4 llqlHir lnt0 tate(
to Attorney General Wiekersham and
Secretary MacVeagh. The fact that
v.ic .... wa. .eni to Mr. Wiekersham
:"u,Kn y indicate that the prcsb
dent wanted an opinion on its cn(,tj.
tutionality He ha. told visitors re-
hi efc i i exPected to K've the
bill much consideration before passing
final llldrrmnnt .... f. n
Lonjr Walk Tests Shoes.
trSV "'"-Sergeant John M. Walh.
'o -e.i armyi hM ,rrvedM
Snnn ' ""-racKs on foot, after a
..,.,o-.,..iB lramp across the continent
and back, under orders, to test army
huia TU. ...... J
o. ... i lie ri rpunr ur v I.
....i . " i.ira
"i "1 ' l J,z- ' returning from
California. .Walsh is wearing the
fourth pair of shoes he ia officially
j Wilson's Daughter Aids.
New York The Russell Sage foun
dation, through its department of rec
reation, ha sent letters to the head
of the varinu State Federations of
Women's Clubs urging them to begin
campaign at once to secure legisla
tion authorizing the use of public
sch.sil for social centers.
Mis Margaret Woodrow Wilson,
daughter of Preldent-elert Wilon, i
interested in the movement and is as
sisting in tho perelirninary work to
secure tho use of all public school
building, after school hours.
Explorers Heard From.
Iiondon A dispatch from Sydney,
N. S. W., says that a wireless mes
sago has been received there stating
that Dr. Douglas Mawson and tho
members of hi Antarctic exploration
party are on board the relief ship
Aurora. All the members of the
party arc well. The expedition had
not been heard from for three month.
The Australian expedition under Dr.
Mawson set out the latter part of
1911. It consisted of f0 men, mainly
graduates of tho universities of Aus
tralia and New Zealand.
$30,000 In Bullion Lost.
San Francisco The $.10,000 in gold
bullion in the safe of the river freight
er II. J. Corcoran, which waa aunk re
cently in San Francisco bay In col
lision with the pas.enger ateamer
Seminole, is lo.t. This was deter
mined when John Roach, a diver, ex
plored the capaixed hull of the ves
sel.
Tha Corcoran drifted, bottom
through the Golden Gate, and
towed back to a wharf by a tug.
Ciar Sends Curt Reply.
St Petersburg Tho Rum! an
peror a reply to the letter recently
sent him by the Austrian emperor Is
.......v no.i decisive, lie declares tha
uina . attitude in recent years has
Impelled Russia to support the inter
est of her Slav brothers. At ,-.
same time the Ru..(an rmnnm.
prer. the belief that a mean will h
up,
waa
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