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Natal Cruisers to Conduct Z*
TRIES TO KILL
Mail and Passenger Linen
Assassin’s Bullet Barely Misses
New York’s Executive.
Resentment of “Extravagant Ex
penditure»” and Failure to
Get City Job It Rtaton.
New York In nn attempt to take
the life of Mayor John Purroy Mitch-
el, Michael P. Mahoney, an apparent
ly Irresponsible elderly man, who later
aald he was a blacksmith out of work,
fired into a group of three men seated
in the mayor*« automobile, which
stood at the Mat able of City Hall
The bullet from hla revolver entered
the Jaw of the cor|K»ratlon counsel,
Frank L. Polk, who was sitting next
to the mayor in the tonneau of the au
tomobile. With blood spurting from
hia m<»uth, Mr. Polk waa taken Into
the city hall and afterward to the New
York hospital, where it waa said the
wound would not prove fatal.
Mahoney ahot at the mayor, he aa-
aerted in the course of a disjointed
statement, because he felt aggrieved
at the city executive’« "extravagant
expenditure»" and becauae he waa In
censed at being turned back from the
door of the mayor*» room in the city
hail on two ocraalon« thia week when
he went to apply for a municipal job.
Muhoney fl red only one »hot at the
mayor and hi» party. Before he could
lire a «econd ho win overcome by De
tective George Neun, who wrenched
the revolver out of Mahoney*» hand.
The mayor aal in the middle of the
back »eat, with Mr. Polk on hi» right
and George V. Mullan, the mayor’»
former law partner, on hi» left. The
bullet |>aa»<xi ao chaw to Mayor Mitch
el that the left aide of hia face was
acorchod. Standing within a few feet
of Mahoney waa Police Gomtninsioner
Wo>»la, who waa waiting for the
chauffeur to get into the car.
Within 30 seconds after the »hooting
the City Hall plaza and Park Row
were flooded with a »urging crowd
and ¡«dice reserves were called out.
A» soon as he had aeen that Mr. Polk
received medical attention Mayor
Mitchel went to the police elation in
the basement of the city hall, where
Mahoney had been taken, and ques
"Why did you »hoot at me?” he
asked Mahoney. The mayor aeemed
aa calm as if nothing had happened.
The prisoner’s answer was incoherent
and to the effect that he had nothing
Cowering before hi» ques
tioner«. ho seemed hardly to know
what he had done. He was alim and
gaunt, wore a ragged fringe of white
beard and was clad in an ill-fltting
It was lielievcd at the time that the
corporation counsel had lost most of
hia lower teeth, but a later report »aid
that only one tooth had boon knocked
out, and the wound waa not serious.
Reluls If (turn Arm» Taken
From American Visitors
Douglas, Ariz. - With a severe rep
rimand administered by Colonel A. M.
Guerrero, constitutionalist commander
along the Sonora border, to the cap
tain of the squad which deprived four
Arizona militia officer» of their side
arms Wednesday, and the return of
the swords Saturday, the incident was
W’hen Governors Hunt, of Arizona,
and McDonald, of New Mexico,
cro«acd the border Wednesday to visit
Agua Prieta the bonier guards took
the side arm» of the officers.
been customary here to lay aside
weapon» when crossing the line.
In hi» defense of hi» action the cap
tain of the guani said the Agua Prieta
military authorities had not been noti
fied in advance about the visit of the
governors and he thought the advance
of Arizona military anil citizen» was a
|M>ssible outcome of the Tampico inci
dent. When he saw 14 automobiles
filled with men coming from Douglas,
with officer» carrying »word», he be
lieved nt first it wa» an attacking
The captain apologized for the af
front he said he had offered the two
governor» and their aides.
Villa and Huerta Would
Not Unite Against U.
Juarez, Mexico-The startling de-
velopments al Tampico in point of in
terest felt here far exceeded that in
the reporta of a new victory by the
rebel force» at San Pedro.
No official would lend hia name to
comment on the situation, but one man
in a confidential constitutionalist posi
tion declared that under no circum
stances would the rebel« join with
Huvrta against a common enemy.
"In caae of a foreign invasion Gen
erals Villa and Carranza long ago
agreed that they would simply content
themselves with opposing any armed
force which entered rebel territory,”
said this informant.
It is known that Villa would find it
practically im|xmsible to co-operate
with Huerta. Huerta, it is related, at
the battle of Rellano two years ago
compelled the proud and arrogant
Villa, then serving under him, to get
on his knees and apologize for soma
offense. Later Huerta threw him into
prison in Mexico City, where Villa
learned to read and write. He finally
escajied and made his way north,
where, on the asnassination of Madero
and the elevation of Huerta to the pro
visional presidency, he started a revo
lution anti in due time joined other in
surgents under the nupreme chiefship
of Venustiano Carranza.
Helena Assay Office Cut Out.
A college Ayreshire that produced in four months 5383 pound» of milk, contain
ing 230.7 pound« of butterfat, equivalent to 271.8 pound» 85*^ butter. During
this time thi» cow traveled over 1000 mile» on a demonstration train in two
week» and waa used 54 times for demonstration during this time.
"The problem ia not a difficult one neighbors wish to sell their best cattle.
and improvement of both type and Further, the time, expense and labor
producing ability can be easily effect involved in hunting stock are almost
ed,” »ays Professor Grave», head of I prohibitive to a busy farmer. Where
the college dairy department. "That the standard of production is main
there is great need of improvement in tained by purchasing cows to keep up
the producing power of the average the herd there is grave risk of intro
dairy herd of our state ia very evident. ducing tuberculosis or other contagious
Two facta of vital importance to dairy diseases into the herd.
"Our easiest, quickest and most
men have been revealed in the work
of experiment stations, cow testing satisfactory methed of improving our
associations, and investigation by dairy herds is the use of a meritorious
creameries. These are, a great varia sire of one of the dairy breeds, the
tion in the producing ability of differ careful selection and raising of his
ent individual» in the herd, and a low daughters from the best cows, and
average yield per cow. These results systematic co-operative breeding.
have shown the farmers the need of ' "There is nothing that will pay the
awakening to a more careful study and dairyman better than to study his herd
investigation of the producing power' carefully and take steps to start breed
of their cows. It has been shown in I ing operations with the definite object
these investigations that the best cow in view of increasing the value of his
sometimes yields two or three times as herd through [weeding out the un
much as the poorest. And if a record profitable cows and selecting carefully
of food eaten is also kept, it will be the animals to be mated. In selection.
Juarex, Mex.—The rebel wounded
during a six days’ battle at San Ped-
ra» de loa Colonia», east of Torreon, is
placed at 500 in an official report of
General Villa to General Carranza.
The combined forces of the federal»,
»aid to have numbered 12,000 to 15,-
000, were defeated by 10,000 or 12,000
rebels, according to the report.
General Carranza forwarded the re
port to Rafael Zubaran, his secretary
of the interior, who remained here af
ter Carranza and other officials re
moved the provisional capital to Chi
General Villa’s report reads:
"I have the honor to communicate
to you that after six days’ of terrific
fighting the town of San Pedra» de los
Colonia» was evacuated by the enemy,
which was under the command of Gen
eral» Velasco, Demoure, Maas and
"Before the evacuation they set fire
to the greater part of the city.
these moments my troo[>» are taking
possession of the city. Tomorrow I
will forward details of the battle. My
only regret is that 500 of my troops
were wounded in the assault». I have
captured 700 prisoners.
I hope that
the great sacrifice of human blood will
be for the welfare of our country.”
2,040,000 Egg» In Cargo.
Nome, Alaska - John Johnson, holder
of the record for the 412-miIe all
Alaska sweepstake« dog team race,
became the winner in the 1914 Alaska
classic when he drove his 18 Siberian
wolves into Nome, at three minute»
after 6 o’clock Friday night, having
covered the 412 miles over the snow
trail from Nome to Candle and return
in 81 hours and three minutes.
A. A. ("Scotty”) Allan, driver of
the Allan-Darling team of 18 mala-
mutes, was still on the trail, while
Fred Ayer, with his team of 14 fox
hounds, was still further from the
When Johnson left Solomon, 32
mile» from the goal, shortly after
noon, it was posted on the bulletin
board in the Board of Trade saloon
that he would arrive about 6 o’clock,
and every man, woman and child in
the camp gathered to welcome the
winner. When Johnson’s team ap
peared over the snow, every dog in
harness and showing little effect from
the long drive through blizzard and
below-zero weather, the crowd went
wild. Johnson’s time was seven hours
slower than the record set by himself
in 1910, when he drove the Siberians
over the course in 74 hours, 17 minutes
and 20 seconds,
The racers were
handicapped this year by »tormy
weather, blizzards and below-zero
temperatures, making the going slow
most of the way.
Bill Would Open Lands
to “Stock-Raising” Entry
Washington, D. C.—A bill to pro
vide for the opening to homestead en
try of "stock-raising lands” in the
public domain was reported to the
house by the public lands committee.
It was agreed on after conferences be
tween the house and senate members
and officials of the Interior depart
The measure would authorize the
secretary to designate as subject to
entry in tracts of not more than 640
acre» “lands, the surface of which is,
in his opinion, chiefly valuable for
grazing or raising crops and which, in
his opinion, do not contain merchant
able timber and are not susceptible of
irrigation from any known source of
Entrants in order’ to ’perfect title
would be required to make permanent
improvements on the land tending to
increase its value for stock raising
purposes amounting to at least $1.25
Two Slip» Call Million».
New York—Two slips of paper, each
representing $32,971,250, were deliv
ered to the city of New York Satur
They were certified checks,
turned over to the city by the success
ful bidders at a recent bond sale in
payment for the issue of $65,000,000
and the premium.
It was said that these checks were
the largest written since Leslie M.
Shaw, then secretary of the treasury,
gave a check for $40,000,000 to the
New York banking-house which repre
sented the French interest in the pur
chase by the government of the par
tially completed Panama canal.
Demonstration On West Coast
of Mexico As Precaution.
.San Diego to Be Bate of Opera
tion» Huerta Would Arbi
trate, But Now loo Late.
Washngton, D. C.—A naval demon
stration on the Pacific coast of Mexico
waa decided oo Thursday by the ad
ministration. It waa declared, how
ever, that while the Atlantic fleet
went primarily to obtain reparation
for the incidents at Tampico, the Pa
cific fleet was ordered south chiefly as
a precautionary measure should serious
Rear Admiral Howard, on the Pa
cific coast, as well aa Rear Admiral
Badger has been ordered subject to
The additional ships ordered for ser
vice on the Mexican west coast will
bring the force of warships there up
to 18, with a personnel of 5000 men,
including a regiment of 900 marines.
The armored cruiser Pittsburg will
take marines to San Diego, which is
to be used as a base, and will go into
reserve after manning the cruisers
Cleveland and Chattanooga.
The armored cruiser Maryland, the
cruisers Cleveland and Chattanooga,
the transport Buffalo and the colliers
Jupiter and Saturn will increase the
force on the West coast to 12, with
five torpedo-boat destroyers and their
tender, the Iris, standing by for orders
at San Pedro, Cal.
The cruiser Denver is at Corinto,
Nicaragua, and available for Mexican
service. The six vessels already on
the West coast of Mexico are the ar
mored cruiser California and supply
ship Glacier, at Acapulco, and the
cruiser Raleigh and gunboat Annapolis
at Mazatlan, both points being held by
the federal», while the cruiser New
Orleans and gunboat Yorktown are at
Topolobampo, held by the constitution
It was learned Thursday that Gen
eral Huerta, when apprised by Charge
O’Shaughnessy of the proposed demon
stration of the Atlantic fleet, declared
that the episode growing out of the
arrest of the American bluejackets at
Tampico was a fit subject for arbitra
tion at The Hague and that he would
appoint a commission to investigate
President Wilson, in an emphatic
reply through Charge O’Shaughnessy,
is understood to have told General
Huerta that the time for delay and
evasion had passed and that the Amer
ican government would temporize no
longer. Administration officials hold
that insults to the flag and questions of
national honor are not subjects for
AU information that reached Wash
ington from Mexico City tended to
show that General Huerta was uncon
vinced that the United States was in
earnest and thought the Washington
government was bluffing.
Young China” Chief Arrives.
Portland—Tse Yin Bark, secretary
to Sun Yat Sen, former provisional
president of the Chinese republbic,
has arrived in Portland from San
Francisco to meet the Portland Young
China association regarding a new rev
olution against the present Yuan Shi
Yuan Shi Kai placed a price of
$100,000 on Tse Yin Bark’s head and
also on that of Sun Yat Sen, who is
said to be in Honolulu.
Tse Yin Bark will deliver a lecture
on Chinese conditions at the library.
Villa Reports Complete
Rout of Superior Force
Washington, D. C. — The house
struck the time-honored "mileage” al
lowance» for congressmen out of the
legislative appropriation bill Saturday
and provided for actual expenses of
members to and from Washington.
The senate has yet to agree to the pro
posal. All the representatives from
the Northwest except Bryan, of Wash
Robber And Victim Die.
ington, and French, of Idaho, voted in
—Charles F. Swartz, aged
favor of continuing, payment at the
rate of 20 cents a mile, anti both Bry 33, of Snohomish, Wash., the passen
an and French supported 20-cent mile ger who was wounded when Clarence
age until Saturday.
Trew and William Sears attempted to
hold up a Tacoma-bound interurban
Strike Delays Terminal.
train at Riverton, south of Seattle,
Kansas City—Four hundred plumb and Trew, one of the robbers, diet! at
ers, electricians, gas fitters and marble local hospitals Wednesday.
finishers, employed in the construction
The prosecuting attorney has an
of a railway station here, struck Sat nounced that he will file an informa
urday by order of the building trades tion immediately charging both Trew
council, which protested against the and Sears with murder in the first de
alleged unfairness on the part of one gree. Sears, though badly bruised,
of the firms.
Washington, D. C. Appropriations
for the assay office at Helena, Mont.,
were stricken out of the legislative
bill by the house Saturday.
will be made to have the senate re
Washington, D. C. Feasibility of
establishing a line of fast naval eruto- |
era to carry passengers, mail and
Notes m<d Instructions from Agricultural College» and Experiment Station»
freight between the United State« anil
of Oregon and Washington, Specially Suitable Io Pacific Coast Condition»
South America wa» indorsed by Secre
tary Daniela in a riqiort to the senate Need of Better Dairy
raising heifer calves. Some dairymen
on the resolution introduced by Sena
depend upon purchase and others raise
Cows Shown By Tests calves enough each year to keep up the
tor Weeks. The committee on naval
Agricultural College, Cor- number in the herd.
affaira at once introduced a bill to ea
"If these 30,000 cows were as much
valli» Moat of the item» of coat that
tablish one or more navy mail linea to enter into the production of milk have superior to their dams as they could be
South American porta.
greatly increased in coat during the made by proper methods of breeding,
It ia the plan to uae in time of peace last few years, but there has not been this state would soon attract the atten
such swift scout cruisers aa are little a corresponding increase in the price tion of the whole world because of the
high average production of its dairy
needed in fleet maneuver». The mail of milk and milk product». Since the cows. The aim of the breeder should
success of the dairymen is dependent
ahi|« would be commanded by retired upon the relative cost of production not be merely to secure reproduction,
officers at the discretion of the Navy and price of dairy product« it is evi but to secure animals that are superior
department, which also fixes ratea |and dent that he must lower the cost of to their ancestors.
"In bringing about this improve
production if he is to carry on his bus
iness with any profit.
It is plain ment it is not necessary to establish
InJUa letter to Ghairman Tillman, that he cannot fix or materially alter new types or breeds. The Jerseys,
of the naval committee, Daniels said: the price of dairy products. The coat Holstein», Guernseys, and Ayreshires,
"It ia practicable, by the use of of feed, labor, equipment and dairy respond favorably to our conditio».
naval vessels, to carry out the purpose operation is also largely beyond his
“The first step in improvement is to
indicated and the following will be fiower of extensive cqntro). The solu stop at once the crossing of breeds and
available for the service: St. Ixiuis, tion of thia embarrassing situation, the use of grade or scrub bulls. There
Charleston, Milwaukee, Columbia, Min which is becoming acute, is to keep is not much hope of improving herds
neapolis, fast cruisers; Salem and better cows.
by buying cattle, for not often do oui
('heater, fast scout cruisers; Buffalo
and Rainbow, trans|K>rts; Ancon, Cris
tobal and Hector, Panama steamer»;
Mars, Vulcan, Cyclops and Neptune,
(or two equally good), and the Nan-
shan, colliers. ”
Secretary Daniels expsets that a
round trip from New Orleans to Val
paraiso could be made in 24 days and
"The department sees in the plan an
opportunity for a two-fold advantage,”
wrote Secretary Daniels.
the opportunity for developing a large
trade with South America which is not
practicable for private vessels under
the United State« flag. Second, the
gradual development of a large auxil
iary fleet, which would be necessary in
time of war, which would be built up
and maintained in time of peace with
out coat to the government, as it will
pay for itself after having once been
Siberian Wolf Dog Team
FVi/ui Alaska Sweepstake»
Coxy Army Falls Away.
lianastine Belle De Koi
The champion cow of the Holstein-Friesian breed ami the greatest producer of
any cow of any breed. Record 365 days, 29,404.4 pounds milk; 1058.34 pounds
butterfat; equivalent to 1322.9 pounds 80% butter.
found that there is a great variation we have the most direct and powerful
in the milk yield of cows receiving the means of improvement at the disposal
same amount of feed.
The coat of of the breeder.
production is usually inversely propor
Feeding Baby Chicks.
tional to the amount of production.
Young chicks receive the first feed
"Abundant opportunity for improve
ment exists here in the Northwest, if at the Oregon station when about 24
we but avail ourselves of it. If proper I to 36 hours old. They are given bran,
methods are used, improvement can be mixed crumbly with raw egg, or bread
easily and quickly effected.
dipped in milk and squeezed dry, twice
“The breeding cf cattle is an in-
tegral part of the progressive dairy- a day for the first week, and equal
man’s business. The herd must be re ■ parts of cracked wheat and cracked
plenished and the natural increase I corn on clean sand three times a day.
After two or three days the grain mix
cared for if continuous productiveness ture is fed in the litter. Clean water,
is provided for. The usefulness of the , grit, charcoal, and cracked bone, in
average dairy cow does not cover a | separate dishes, are kept before them.
period of more than eight years. For They also have access to green food.
various reasons animals are continual When one week old the chicks are
ly dropping out or being discarded. fed a moist mash of three parts bran,
Not fewer than 30,000 cows are need one part wheat middlings, one pound
ed to replace those that will finish corn meal, and a pinch of salt—about
their profitable work in the herds of what they will eat up in an hour—
Oregon this year and furnish the nec Rrain mixture two or three times a
day, beef scraps in a hopper, and other
supplies as before. When three weeks
"These must be secured either by old. they have milk added to the ra
purchasing outside the state or by j tion.
Still She Could Fib.
"They telljme, ” said Mr. Bobbets,
"that the automobile ia absolutelyjie-
»tructive of humility.”
"Wa-al, that ain’t much of an ob
jection,” said the rural sage. "They
ain’t so much humility left in the land
these days thet the loss of it’ll come
Maud—(with magazine) Mercy! I
wouldn’t care to live in Japan
Maud—It says here that when a
woman buys a dress in Japan the shop
keeper asks how old she is, there
being special designs for the different
Seattle,—Two hundred and twenty
It is suggested that if the” consump
thousand dozen eggs were part of the
cargo of the steamship Senator, which tion of quinine expands to any greater
sailed from Seattle for San Francisco ' extent in India, which already take»
Wednesday. The eggs were brought ' one-sixth
------- ’s supply, the
•cross the Pacific by a Canadian liner.' price will speedily rise.
Canton, O.—"General” Jacob S.
Coxey’s “army of unemployed, ft
dwindled from 200 to a score of pri
vates, camped here preparatory to
starting on the second leg of its march
to Washington. When Coxey left his
home in Massilon, O., only a small
percentage of the followers he had
counted on were in line.
were swelled, however, by school boys,
and when "General” and Mrs.- Coxey
climbed ir.to Coxey’s old phaeton and
the “General” gave the signal for the
start, he had a fairly large command.
Argentine Favor Sought.
Paris — The contest between the
United States and Germany ^for com
mercial supremacy in the Argentine re
public is the subject of a dispatch from
Buenos Ayres to the Temps. The
correspondent attributes the South
American ÿ»it of Prince Henry of
Prussia to Germany’s desire to coun
teract the effect of Colonel Roosevelt’s
presence there. He adds that the rais
ing of the United States legation in
Argentina to the rank of an embassy is
another episode in American and Ger
Millionaire Lumberman Die».
Tionesta, Pa.—T. D. Collins, mil
lionaire lumberman, died at his home
in Nebraska. Pa., aged 83 years. Mr.
Collins contributed many thousands of
dollars to the foreign missionary move
ment of the Methodist Episcopal
church and founded and maintained
mission school» in India, China, Man
churia, Porto Rico and South America.
Suffragette» Burn Residence.
Londonberry, Ireland — A suffrage
Since a process for recovering sul
phur from beneath quicksand was put arson squad burned a large residence
"Apply for damages
into operation in Louisiana in 1904 here Saturday.
more than 2,330,000 tons of refined to Sir Edward Carson,” was one of the
product have been recovered.
1 placards left behind.
Britain Extends Sympathy;
Delay Has Caused Crisis
London—Most of the London morn
ing papers in their editorial comment
on the Mexican situation, display sym
pathy with President Wilson in the
difficulties which have arisen with
Mexico, while at the same time con
tending that those difficulties were
largely brought about by his idealistic
Much curiosity is expressed over the
intentions of the United States be
cause, although it is believed Huerta
will yield, it was pointed out that
should he prove obdurate the mere oc
cupation of Tampico would not have
much practical effect, and that the
blockade of Vera Cruz would be the
only measure that would deal a serious
blow to the Huerta regime.
The Daily Telegraph cannot believe
that President Wilson intends to put
into effect a resolute military inter
vention, and sees no hope of putting
an end "to the anarchy which has re
sulted from the Wilson policy of moral
Bridge Act Held Valid.
Olympia, Wash.—The State Supreme
court Thursday held valid the 1913 law
permitting counties and cities or the
state itself to join with another coun
ty, city or state to build a bridge
across a stream serving as a boundary
This means that the $500,000 bond is
sue authorized by Clarke county to pay
part of the cost of the $1,250,000
bridge over the Columbia River be
tween Vancouver and Portland is valid
and the contracts can be entered into
by the county. The last hindrance to
the building of the bridge is gone.
Fireman Need» No Truck.
Eugene, Or.—When the Eugene mo
tor fire truck was wrecked while turn
ing a corner on a slippery pavement.
Fireman H. D. Briggs picked himself
up, seized a hand-extinguisher, snatch
ed a motorcycle from a passerby and
continued to the fire, arriving in time
to save the house, which had caught
fire from electric wiring.
$27,000 Goes In Swindle.
Buffalo, N. Y.—George Crestesing-
er, a Williamsville farmer, who report
ed to the police that he had been
swindled out of $12,000 by a confi
dence man, said that in all the swind
ler had relieved him of $27,000. Th«
swindler made two trip» to Buffalo,
getting $15,000 on the first trip.