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THE MOHXIXG 0REGOMAX, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1913.
CLERKS IN MAIL GAR
Daring Holdup Perpetrated by
Two and Shot Fired When
Victim Looks Around.
DETECTIVES ARE ON TRAIL
Louisville & Nashville Boarded
AVhile In Motion by Men "Who
Add Sew Features to Crime
Perpetrated at leisure.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 5. The
mailcar en the fast Louisville & Xash
vllle passenger train No. 4, north
bound from New Orleans, was boarded
and robbed early tonight by two white
men. who hfld up the mail clerks. All
the registered mail was taken, but no
estimate could be made tonight of the
The train reached Birmingham on
time at 8:37 o'clock and two of the
mail clerks, George Hoover and E. G.
York, were found handcuffed together
In such a way that the irons had to
be filed from their wrists. The thumbs
of Chief Clerk Henry Everett were se
c-uiely bound together with heavy
Shot I'Irrd When Clerfc Looks.
The robbers boarded the mail car
at Calera. on the side opposite the sta
tion, as the train began to move. The
clerks said tliey were covered with re
volvers and ordered to turn their faces
to the wail. Everett looked around
once and was fired on, the bullet Just
missing his head. The robbers jumped
from the train at Fourteenth street in
Chief Clerk Everett said he had no
Idea of the value of the registered mail,
but declared that the robbers took It
all. Both were short, slender men, he
aid, but he did not get a good look at
their faces as they were forced to keep
their own faces turned to the wall.
"Work Done Thoroughly.
The clerks first saw the robbers as
they came aboard oil their hands and
knees. One robber kept his pistol
leveled at the men, while the other
ransacked the mail. The distance from
Calero and Birmingham is 33 miles, so
that they had plenty of time to make
a thorough Job. No one except the
mail clerks on the train, apparently,
knew the robbers were aboard. '
When the engineer stopped for the
Southern crossing at Fourteenth street,
Birmingham, he chanced to look back
and saw the two men jump from the
mail car door. This aroused his sus
picions and an investigation revealed
the handcuffed clerks.
Detectives Begin Search.
A quick run then was made to the
Louisville & Nashville station, where
the alarm was given. Every police
station was notified and detectives
started out in search of the robbers.
E. G. York, one of the clerks in
the car tonight, was also In the Louis
ville & Nashville mall car, which was
robbad near Boyles about a year ago.
16 months and that sometimes as many
as 60 new girls are put to work in one
month. He said, in answer to Chair
man O'Hara's inquiry, that the proba
ble reason for the short term of serv
ice is that Oregon is a new country,
in which the people frequently change
Dissatisfaction Is Predicted.
"This ruling probably means." said
Mr. Shea, "that we can't employ any
girls under 18, because they cannot
work after 6 o'clock."
He said that there would be dissat
isfaction among the employes if those
older in point of service were given
night work, while the beginners were
given the day shifts.
Mrs. Millie R. Trumbull, of the State
Child Labor Commission, asked if, in
case no girls under 18 were employed,
this difficulty would arise.
"No," was the answer, "only we will
not' get so many applicants for posi
tions." Mr. Olds said that the department
stores do not have the same experience
as the telephone companies in keping
employes for only a short time.
The change in the recommendation
of the Commission for an eight-hour
day, was made on motion of Amedee
M. Smith, who, with Miss Bertha
Moores and Rev. Father O'Hara, com
pose the Commission.
FARLEY iS NEAR DEATH
DYING IX XEW YORK HOTEL..
TO GUARD MINES
Calumet Sheriff to Send 600
Assistants to Prevent
UNION MEN PROTEST HOTLY
Attendants Refuse to Tell Xature of
Malady Patient Known From
Coast to Coast.
NEW YORK. Aug. 5. James Farley,
for many years widely, known as a
professional strikebreaker, was report-
WORK IN BAYS AUTHORIZED
Tillamook and Nehalem Projects to
Be Commenced Soon.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, D. C, Aug. 6. Instructions
were telegraphed Major Cavanaugh. to
day to make preparations for com
mencing the work of Improvement of
Tillamook and Nehalem Bays, for
which conditional appropriations ag
gregating $400,000 have been made by
The conditions incident to the ap
propriations required that one-half of
the amount required for the projects
be subscribed by local' interests and
placed at the disposal of the War De
partment prior to commencement of
work. Today the War Department was
notified by the Secretary of the Treas
ury that, the financial requirements
were complied with, the actual de
posit of the local fund being at the
disposal of the department in a Cleve
land banking house.
A further bid will be required for
maintenance of the improvement.
SHIP MANNED BY JAPANESE
Captain and Entire Crew of Pacific
Liner Are Orientals.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 5. When the
Toyo Klsen Kaisha liner Hongkong
Maru arrived here today from Yoko
hama, it marked the first time in the
annals .of trans-Pacific shipping that
an Oriental passenger steamer came
into this port manned by a crew made
up wholly of native Japanese. The
Hongkong Maru Is commanded by Cap
tain S. Togo, ex-chlef officer on the
Chinyo Maru. who saw service in the
Japanese-Russian war as commander
of a transport.
The company announced some time
ago that its American and English of
ficers would be replaced by native-born
WAGES FOR GIRLS FIXED
(Continued From t-irst Page.)
perintendent of the Western Union
Telegraph Company, said that the rec
ommendations of the commission were
agreeable, inasmuch as the company's
with them. He Baid that there are 49
girls working in the company's Port
land office, and but one of them an
apprentice, is under 18.
Telephone Service Affected.
That the enforcement of the commis
slon's ruling will amount to a revolu
tion in the organization of the working
force of the Pacific Telephone & Tel
egraph Company - was the statement
made by F. H. Shea, representing the
company, when asked by Chairman
O'Hara to tell- what- effect the ruling
would have on his business.
At first Mr. Shea said that he had
nothing to say, except that the tele
phone company would comply with the
ruling, but. urged by Chairman O'Hara,
said that the one disadvantage to en
forcing the ruling In the telephone
business, as compared to other lines.
Is that it is necessary to work not only
days, but nights and Sundays.
"A majority, perhaps, of our em
ployes are under 18." he said, but a
little later amended, this estimate by
Fayinjr that probably about one-third
are undr that age.
"Could you put the beginners on day
nork?" asked Chairman O'Hara.
"I suppose we can." said Mr. Shea,
"but the service will suffer as a re
sult." lie explained that the average term
of service of a telephone operator is
James Farley Strikebreaker, Vbo
Is Reported Dying.
ed to be dying at a hotel here today.
His attendants would not state the
nature of his illness.
Karley retired from his calling Jn
1905. He is credited with having? brok
en streetcar strikes in San Francisco,
Pittsburg and in tjils city and is said
to have employed more than 40,000
men in his work at various times.
"Hired Thugs" Is Term Applied.
Work Being Resumed Slowly. 1
"Mother" Jones Arrives at
Scene and Prepares to Talk.
CALUMET, Mich-, Aug. 5. Sheriff
James Cruze was authorized by the
supervisors of Houghton County today
to hire and arm as many deputies as
he desires to handle the copper miners
strike situation. In consequence the
Sheriff announced that he would recruit
tomorrow an army of 600 assistants,
and he intimated that If local men
would not accept commissions, outsiders
would be sworn in.
Mine owners and union leaders took
opposite views of the developments.
the former indorsing the action of the
board while the latter denounced it inv
The name "hired thugs' was applied
"to such deputies by Western Federa
tion of Miners' officials.
Board Session Secret. .
The board session was informal and
executive, and the meeting was de
clared to be more in the nature of a
conference than a regular session of
the governing body of the county. It
was said that all except one of the -1
supervisors was present and that 1
agreed that it would be proper to give
the Sheriff assurance that he might use
his own judgment. Several board inem
bers are managers or superintendents
Further steps are being taken to
ward perfecting organizations of miners
and those who wish to return to the
Calumet & Hecla workings. A com
mittee appointed yesterday conferred
with James MacNaughton, general man
ager of the company, and learned that
the company would put them back to
work when ready for underground
operations, but that no material change
could be made in conditions until after
the men had proved themselves actual
employes of the company.
"Mother' Jones on Scene.
Union circles rejoiced over the ar
rival of "Mother" Jones and the word
from Washington that Walter B. Pal
mer had been detailed by the Depart
ment of Labor to Investigate indus
trial conditions in the copper country.
Mrs. Jones spent the daV familiarizing
herself with the situation in preparing
for a speech at a mass meeting in the
Larium rink tomorrow.
Labor leaders believe Mr. Palmer's
investigation may lead to the solving
of the problems involved In the strike
Denver reports that the Western
Federation of Miners had sanctioned
the strike were denied emphatically. It
was pointed out that a majority of the
executive board of the union was
Calumet when the movement started,
HUERTA REITERATES STAND
(Continued From First PaRe.i
tinued, Mr. Lind might come to Mexico,
but if he attempted to interfere with
the policies of the country, he must be
Regarding the possibility or the se
lection of a provisional President ac
ceptable to all factions, one official
said today that this was practically an
impossibility; that such a man would
have to be totaly unknown and such
a. person would not have the power to
control the situation.
The character of the conversation
among all classes concerning the situa
tion does not differ greatly from that
In official circles and unless there is a
radical change in sentiment it is not
Impossible that the reception accorded
Mr. Lind here would be exciting. Al
ready there Is talk of public demon
strations of disapproval at his coming.
It is assumed the government will
take all steps to look after the per
sonal safety of President Wilson's rep
resentative and Americans generally in
the event of demonstrations.
REPUBLICANS CPHOLD W1LSOX
Representative Mann Says Mexican
Issue Is Out of Politics.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. That the Re
publicans will support President Wil
son in his Mexican policy so long as
a non-partisan attitude is maintained
was the assurance conveyed to the
President today by P.epublican leader
Mann. It has been agreed by the lead
ers of both parties at both ends of the
Capitol. Agreements have been made
formally to keep the Mexican question
out of politics.
No announcement of policy or further
steps will be taken by President Wilson
until ex-Governor Lind, of Minnesota,
personal representative of the Presi
dent, arrives in Mexico City and fa
miliarizes himself with conditions
This was made clear at the White
House today. Lind carries instruc
tions to talk informally with prominent
Mexicans. Administration officials in
dicated that no steps toward a media
tion policy would be attempted until
after Lind had sounded out sentiment
in' Mexico and determined whether the
assistance of the United States in ad
justing the dispute would be received.
AMBASSADOR ILL, SAYS SOX
John V. 'Wilson Says II. L. Wilson
Suffers From Overwork.
CRAW FORDS VILLE. Ind., Aug. B.
Henry Lane Wilson, who resigned yes
terday as United States Ambassador to
Mexico, is suffering from overwork and
a nervous disorder, according to his
son, John V. Wilson, who, with his wife.
Is spending the Summer here. He said
his father's condition was causing his
mother much concern.
"Father was compelled to do much
of his work from a sick bed." the son
said today. "Mother and I urged him
to resign a year ago, but he declined.
We are glad that his resignation has
Henry Lane Wilson probably will re
tire from active life and make his home
in Indianapolis, according to his son
$150,00 0 Deed of Trust Filed.
WALLA WALLA. Wash., Aug. 5
(Special.) A deed of trust for JloO.000
was filed today by the W. P. Reser
Company in favor of the Union Trust
& Savings Company of Spokane. The
money is to be used to improve the
holdings of the company in VValla
WOMEN COPS' SWORN IN
CHIEF TELLS AIDES NOT TO USE
TOO MUCH FORCE.
'Don't Be Too Stern," and "Don't
Be Nosey" Otlier Bits of Advice
Given to Beginners.
CHICAGO, Aug. 5. Eight of Chi
cago's ten new police women were
sworn in today. . The others failed to
appear and sent no word to Chief McWeeny.
The finest of Chicago's "finest were
instructed in their new duties by the
chief and his first deputy. Mrs. Ger
trude Howe Britton, of the Juvenile
Protective Association, also addressed
the police women. She said that Chi
cago's young boys and girls were par
ticularly the object of their care and
Chief McWeeny delivered a long list
of "don'ts" to be observed by the new
minions of the law. Some of them .were:
"Don't stretch the truth.
"Don't be too stern; have compassion.
"Present all cases fairly and squarely.
"Don't be nosey.
"Don't complain about long hours.
"Don't use t much .force in making
"Don't talk more than necessary; let
your commanding officers do most of
TRAIL FOLLOWED BY DOG
Rejected Suitor Formally Charged
With Double Murder.
KIRKSVILLE. Mo.. Aug. "6. Henry
Thorington, rejected suitor of Mrs. Ivy
Chevalier, will be charged formally to
morrow with murdering her and her
12-year-old daughter, Ella, early Mon
day morning, it was announced by
Prosecuting Attorney Weatherby here
His statement was made after two
bloodhounds twice had followed a trail
from the Chevalier home to Thoring
ton's lodging place after the scent had
been given them from a. club with
which the woman and her daughter
Thorington is on the verge of a col
lapse tonight in the jail at Macon, Mo.,
where he was rushed in an automobile
by Sheriff Wills before the result of
the dogs' work became known.
Thorington is 45 years old and. a
section laborer. At the inquest over
the two bodies neighbors testified he
was the fiance of Mrs. Chevalier, but
the engagement was recently broken
off. Thorington himself testified he
went to Mrs. Chevalier's home Sunday
night and, finding it closed, went to a
prayer meeting sne was attending.
Seven Thousand Women Strike.
NEW YORK, Aug. 5. Seven thou
sand women employed in East Side
knitting mills struck today, demanding
shorter hours, higher pay and more
sanitary working conditions. It Is es
timated that more women are Involved
in the strike than in any other labor
disturbances in- New York since the
great shirtwaist strike of 1909. Sev
eral thousand men went out In sym
pathy with the women workers.
Samuel W. Williams Dead.
VINCEN'NES, Ind., Aug. 5. Samuel
W. Williams, candidate for Vice-President
of the United States on the Popu
list ticket in 1908. died here today, fol
lowing an operation for appendicitis
Mr. Williams was 62 years old.
More Fall Suits
Now on First View
For Your Inspection
cj" Merchandise of cy Merit OnUT
Perfumes and Powders
. at This Store Only
50 Different Patterns of
Pleated Dress Ruffling
Regular Price 75c to 95c
Dainty, fluffy, pleated dress ruf
fling still holds its own in the realm
of fashion, as is shown by an im
mense shipment that has just come
In net, lace, and lace and net
combinations, in cream, white, ecru
and in several widths, and 50 dif
Nothing adds more to the suit
or gown than collar, sleeve finish
ing or garniture of this delicate pleat
ing. First Floor
New 1913 Model
Regular $30. 00
Over 500 on Sale
And Scarcely Two Alike
Many Selling to $2. 00
C hitf o n automobile veils,
Shetland and lace drapes, in
black, white or colors and in an
immense variety of styles, in
small and large novelty meshes.
In solid colors and in two-tone
combinations. An immense va
riety a sample line secured
from one of the largest import
ers. First Floor
The ''Handy" Guimpe
They have just arrived and
are being taken from their boxes
these useful guimpes, in cream
and white net of the finest tex
ture. They are made wholly of the
net, or with lawn waist. Fitted -and
. boned collars and elastic
waist lines. Splendidly made
and finished. On sale Wed
nesday, Center Bargain Circle,
Comes to America
The Championship Sale
Is Won by This Store
At Clearaway Prices
Another busy day marked
the fourth day's selling. Other
stores, after feeble efforts,
have withdrawn from the field,
leaving us masters of the sit
uation. Thousands of Manhat
tan Shirts, in plain and pleat
ed styles, with stiff and soft
turned-over cuffs, in styles fori
every occasion, are offered at
the following deepest reductions:
$1.50 Manhattan Shirts $1.15.
$2.00 Manhattan Shirts $1.38
$3.50 Manhattan- Shirts $2.65
$4.00 Manhattan Shirts $2.85
$5.00 Manhattan Shirts , $3.55
First Floor Washington-street Entrance.
50c Lox-It-On Athletic Underwear
CLEAR A WA Y 35c THREE GARMENTS $1.00
Lox-It-On Athletic Underwear is the cleverest of its
kind. There is a little tab that holds the shirt and drawer,
practically making a union, suit of the two garments. Made
of fine checked or striped nainsook, also soisette in white
Or blue. First Floor. Waafctncton-st. Entrance.
Clearance Lingerie Waists, $1.28, $1.73, $2.38
Styles Now in Greatest Vogue
In 20 Different Models
Not one style but a large assortment of blouses are contained in this offering
blouses of softest mull, voile, batiste and Persian lawn, made in a vast variety
of the most' pleasing and fashionable models of the season.
The trimmings, too, are as varied as they are desirable dainty Valenciennes
and cluny laces, in yokes, insets and panels swiss embroidery, combined with
handsome tucking in different widths. Some with yokes of spray-embroidered
materials, or entire lace yokes.
In the Linen Store-A Clearaway Sale
Lowest in the City Prices
$2.00 Fringed Bedspreads, Clearaway $1.69
Crocheted weave, in prominent scroll and neat patterns, fringed on
four sides and corners cut to fit metal beds. They are extra firmly
made and full bleached.
Satin Finish Bedspreads, Clearaway $1.50
Full size hemmed bed spreads in what is known as "satin" weave.
They are of medium weight, splendid patterns in Marseilles designs
and in pure white.
80c Bed Sheets, Clearaway 70c Each
The only linen-finished cotton sheets manufactured. Made of
heavy round thread cotton that cannot be impaired by the roughest
of laundering. Well made, retaining their shape after washing. Size
2 54x2 yards.
Hemstitched -Embroidered Pillow Cases 25c
Of good quality cotton, with hemstitched and elaborately embroi
dered tops. Size 45x36 inches.
25c Longcloth, Clearaway 19c Yard
Chamois finish, free from starch and other dressing, especially
adapted for fine underwear, 36 inches wide.
$1.50 Longcloth, Clearaway $1.09 Piece
12 yards to the piec, 36 inches wide. Soft finish, fine quality
cotton. Sold only by the piece at this price. Basement
By a Very Fortunate Circumstance We Offer
the Following Finest Suitcases
Selling Regularly at $14.00 to $16.00
Our New York representative happened into a bag and suit
case manufactory, just at stock-taking time, and secured 73
suitcases at such advantageous prices that we are able to offer
for a few days suitcases made of
Genuine cowhide, on metal frames
hand stitched, reinforced metal cor
ners, English locks and shirt folds.
POETESS ON TRIAL
Priest's Murder Said to Have
Been to Gain Notoriety,
CRIME IS LOUDLY DENIED
Madame Cres-py Shrieks Out Tliat
Clergyman Killed Self Jude
Insists She AYanted to Be
Heroine ' of Love Murder.
AG EN LOT ET GARONNE, France.
Aug. 5. A minor poet. Madame Alice
Crespy, charged with murdering a
priest, Abbe Chassaing, on January 19,
appeared before the Assize court today
and related her version of the cler
gyman's death. At moments the scene
enacted before the judge was dramatic.
Madame Crespy is a. little woman,
neither pretty nor plain. As she told
her story her voice at times sank to
an almost inaudible pitch and at
others rose to a shriek as she Insisted
that the young priest committed sui
cide. Her story remained ' unshaken un
der the searching interrogatory of the
presiding judge, who declared that
she had murdered the man in order
to obtain notoriety. i
"In the accusation brought against
you. you are alleged to have said to
your dressmaker that your books were
not selling well and that if you were
the heroine of a love murder, for
which the accused persons always are
acquitted, it would be otherwise," said
Madame Crespy denied this allega
tion with the greatest indignation.
The presiding judge then remarked,
"You had no great literary notoriety,
but-ou have acquired a much greater
notoriety by your crime. You have
thus attained your object."
Medical and other evidence was
brought forward to show that the
priest had not committed suicide.
WILSON MEETS FARMERS
Agents of Agricultural Department
Hold Conference With Houston.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 5 Farm dem
onstration agents of the Department of
Agriculture, gathered here from all
over the country for. conferences with
Secretary Houston, were taken to the
White House by the Secretary today to
Call on President Wilson. The Presi
dent told Ills callers he was greatly in
terested in their work.
"It is a matter of-some chagrin," he
said, "that our farmers, in some parts
of the country at any rate, have not
been producing as much per- acre as
the farmers on the old, and so-called,
worn out soils of the older continents
and it - is a. matter of pride with me
that we should now be overtaking their
leader in that respect and vindicating
the intelligence and enterprise of the
American farmers all over the country."
Indian Land Appraisers Named.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 5. Commis
sioner of Indian' Affairs Solle an
nounced today the appointment of the
board which will place a value on ap
proximately 450.000 acres of land in
Southeastern Oklahoma. Most of the
lands bear coal, but the board will not
appraise that, confining its valuation.
to the surface land. The personnel of
the new board follows: H. H. Kidwell
of Port Gibson, chairman: Royal J.
Allen, of Duncan, and R. L. Kldd. ot
Poteau, all of Oklahoma. The work
of the board must be completed by De
Salmon May Not Enter River.
ASTORIA, Or., Aug. 5. (Special.)
As the direct result of cloudbursts in
the interior recently, the water in the
river Is more muddy at the present
time than since the commencement of
the big freshet. This condition pre
vails as far down as Cathlamet and
will reach the lower harbor within a
day or so. What effect it will have
on fishing remains to be seen, but the
alkali in the water probably will keep
the salmon from entering the river in
large numbers for a few days at least.
NEW RATES CRITICISED
PARCEL POST REDUCTION AT
TACKED IN HOUSE.
Kindel Says Extension AVas Worked
Out by Men Who Couldn't Run
Grocery for Him.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 5. Postmaster-
General Burleson's plan for the exten
sion of parcel post and the lowering
of rates came in for severe criticism in
the House today from Representative
Kindel, of Colorado, one of two mem
bers called in by Mr. Burleson as con
sultants in his revision plan.
Mr. Kindel declared the entire plan
of extension of the parcel post had
been worked out by a commission of
four J2500 clerks, none of whom "could
run a corner grocery for me."
The new rates in the first and second
zones are much too low, Mr. Kindel
contended, in comparison with the
rates for the other zones. He criticised
particularly the fact that packages
can be reshipped four times under the
short-zone rates at a total cost much
less, than the long-distance charges.
The through rate on 100 pounds from
Chattanooga to Washington, he said,
would be J1.22, while if the packages
were reshipped four times the rata
would amount to only 96 cents.
Boy Drowned In 8-Gallon Jar.
PARIS. 111., Aug. 5. Falling into an
eight-gallon Jar of vinegar, Lester.
2-year-old son of George David, a
farmer, was drowned today before his
mother could rescue him. The child
fell in head foremost, only 4 the feet
being in view when drowned.
BARGAIN D AY
WE WILL PLACE ON SALE
26 Messaline and Charmeuse Dresses in plain
navy, tan, gray and king's blue; also black and
white-, navy ana white stripes.
19 Serge Dresses in navy, tan, king's blue and
. 15 Dresses of Ratine, Linen and Fancy Combina
tion Dresses, plain and stripe.
In this lot there are dresses ranging in price
from $14.50 to $19.50. In order to sell the 60 dresses
in one day and make our Wednesday bargain day
the "East Side Shopping Day," your Q EfI
choice, any dress in the lot, at 0j3vJ
No More Than Two Dresses to One Customer.
U ' COAT & SUIT
388 and 390 E. MOBISON ST., Near Grand Ave.