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VOL.. LIU. XO. 16,454.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1913.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TRAIN IS HELD UP
Highwaymen Halt Soo
Spokane in City.
PULLMAN OCCUPANTS ROBBED
Money, Jewels- and Grips Are
Taken at Point of Guns.
$20,000 REWARD OFFERED
Man Mortally Wounded During Vol.
Icy of Bullets Believed by Police
to Be One orHighwaymen.i
Portland Folk Victims.
Four masked men held up the Soo
Spokane fast passenger train on the
0.-W. R. & N. line under the East
Twelfth street bridge over Sullivan's
gulch at :15 last night, relieved the
passengers In the observation car of
JS6.30 in cash and about $500 worth
of Jewelry, shot and mortally wounded
Joe Barron, who is believed Dy
the police to have been one of their
number, fired several shots to frighten
the women in their berths, then made
good their escape.
Within half an hour after the robbery
the authorities had the scene sur
rounded and J. D. Farrell, president of
the O.-W. R. & N. Company, had offered
a reward of $5000 each for the appre
hension of the criminals.
Gnu "Cover" Knwlneer.
The robbers evidently boarded the
train at East Portland station, imme
diately east of the Harriman bridge
leading from the Union depot. .They
climbed onto the tender and crawled
carefully over it to the cab of the en
gine, where they covered George Phelps,
tlie engineer, and Fireman Monroe, with
"Throw up your hands." shouted one
of the men. As the fireman and en
gl,iper ttrnd te look around they
looked into the muzzles of a pair of
45-callbre revolvers. - - -
. Behind the guns were a pair of stock
lly built men. each with his, face cov
ered by a green handkerchief.
Harry VP I Command.
The engineer slowly applied the
brakes. The train was running about
jo miles an hour.
"Hurry up. Stop the train.-' com
manded the highwayman who seemed
to be the leader of the pair.
Phelps seemed to hesitate for a mo
ment and the masked pair approached
Fireman Makes Leap.
As the train came to a standstill
Fireman Monroe leaped through the
window. One of the men Jumped In
pursuit. As Monroe fled up the steep
bank on the north side of the gulch
Into Irvlngton the masked man fired
several shots in his direction. All went
w-ide of their mark.
Monroe stopped a passing automo
bile and himself was mistaken by Its
occupants for a highwayman. He told
the chauffeur to take him to the near
e'st telephone, from whence he sum
moned the police.
A large force of deputies from the
Sheriffs office. In charge of Sheriff
Word. 22 policemen, commanded by
Captain Riley, and a squad of special
agents of the railroad, under direction
of Ed Wood, soon was on the Job.
Knglneer Blade Prisoner.
Meanwhile the holdup men accom
plished their sinister purpose. The pair
who had covered the engine crew were
satisfied to let the fireman escape.
Taking the engineer with them they
returned to the rear of the train.
Two of their pals entered the obser
vation parlor car attached to the rear
of the train and forcibly robbed those
riding therein. One of the men held a
pistol with which he menacingly cov
ered everyone' In the car. while the
other passed quickly from one person
to another and relieved them of what
ever money and jewelry they possessed.
Several shots were fired through the
'.windows, evidently to frighten the pas
sengers. As they hastily left the car
th-y picked up three grips, which they
afterwards' dropped along the tracks as
they beat a hurried and disorderly re
treat back towards the river. Most of
the contents of the grips were found
scattered along the tracks.
llarroa la Snapected.
While the two men were busy rob
bing the passengers In the observation
car one of the men who had entered the
ingine ran alongside of the train shout
ing r.nd shooting in an apparent aim
less and misdirected manner. This man,
the police believe, is Barron, who now
lies dying at St. Vincent's Hospital,
where he was taken by a service am
The authorities think that one of the
men in the rear coach mistook Barron
for an officer and shot him.
Early this morning Barron yielded
to continued Importunities by the de
tectives and stated that he boarded the
train at Portland with the Intention of
stealing a ride.
Story la Doubted.
He said he was riding on top of the
observation car and that he jumped
off when the train was stopped. Bar
ron is about 40 years old. smooth faced
and of medium height.
"He Is a first-class yeggmsn." de
clared Detective Captain Baty. who vis
ited the man's bedside after an opera
concluded on'pasV 14.) " I
MAYOR PUTS "LID"
ON X-RAY GOWNS
SHEATHS MCSTX'T BE TOO HIGH
XOR XECRS TOO lOW.
Albee Issues Ban Against Immodest
Dress After Sightseeing Round
of Bis Department Stores.
Mayor Albee yesterday afternoon
dered Police Chief Clark to have his
men arrest every woman found wear
ing an ."X-ray" dress on- the streets.
The Mayor said the order must go intn
The action of the chief executive fol
lowed his observations during a trip
about the downtown district. Mayor
Albee saw the objectionable gowns at
short range, and, hastening to the City
Hall, called up the chief.
The question of whether a gown is
really, an "X-ray" or otherwise ob
Jectionable is to be left to the judg
ment of the policeman who views it.
The order Includes all kinds of feminine
attire that might be termed immodest
necks cut too low and sheath skirts
too much "sheathed."
Also it was made plain' to Chief.
Clark that it must make no differ
ence who the woman is found wearing
an objectionable gown. No matter
whether she is "way up" in society or
hails from the North End, the "pinch'
must be made just the same.
Last night unmarried members of the
Portland police force were giving more
attention to dresses than they ever did
SULZER THANKS PREACHER
Rev. Mr. McPhcrson Wants Bryan to
Help Down Tammany.
When the Rev. Charles T. McPherson,
pastor of Trinity Methodist Episcopal
Church, opened his mail yesterday, he
found this letter for him from Gover
nor Sulzer, of New York, In response
to a telegram sent last week:
"Many thanks for your encouraging
telegram. It gratifies me more than
words can .tell. You are a real friend.
Everything will come out all right."
The pastor's telegram had read:
"Stand firm. You'll triumph. Tam
many can't win." From his pulpit last
Sunday Mr. McPherson prayed for Sut
ler's success and the downfall of Tam
many. He, telegraphed last night to the
Governor: "Have telegraphed my friend
W. J. Bryan today: 'You triumphed
over Tammany once; can't you help
Sulzer winr All friends of good gov
ernment are with you in your fight
against Murphy, and his corrupt ma
chine, tilynn Is selfish. His course will
land him in political oblivion. He
should refuse to sanction Tammany's
SCHOOL BARS SLIT SKIRTS
Other Restrictions Announced
North Yakima Academy.
NOTH YAKIMA. Wash.. An;. 19.
(Special.) Silt skirts, Balkan blouses
and unnecessarily short sleeves will be
taboo in future at St. Joseph's Academy,
a local Catholic school for girls, ac
cording to the following notice mailed
this morning by the faculty to parents
of all its pupils:
"Beginning with the opening of
school in September, pupils attending
the academy must wear full-length
sleeves on the school grounds. In the
classrooms and at all social functions.
Balkan blouses and slit skirts will not
Last year the girls evaded the teach
ings of the nuns by wearing black half
sleeves, which they removed after
school hours, said the sister superior
today. About 325 girls attend the school.
SALEM PLANS HOLIDAYS
Busnesg Houses of Captal Muy Close
on Wednesday Afternoon.
SALEM. Or.. Aug. 19. (Special.) It
is probable that beginning next Spring
the business bouses of the city will
close for several months each year
Wednesday afternoons in order to give
the employes a half day holiday.' Will
iam McGilchrtst. owner of a restaurant.
is the author of the proposition and
many of the business men have signed
a petition that it be put into effect next
year. The restaurant man called atten- I
tion to the fact that the half-day holi
day had been in effect in his native I
town in Scotland for many years and I
had proved a big success. It is con
tended that the firms would do as much
business as under the present arrange
ment, and the employes would be bene- I
fitted by a half-day holiday weekly.
REV. R. J. BURDETTE ILL
Author and Pastor Inabie to Fill
IXS ANGELES. Aug. 13. (Special.)
Rev, Robert J. Burdette, author and
lecturer and former pastor of Temple 1
Baptist Church, is ill at his Summer!
Whlle Dr. Burdette' a illness is not
considered serious, it was said today I
that he would be unable to fill any
lecture engagements this Summer.
He is not confined to his bed. it was
said, but he Is not able to leave the I
house. He is suffering from an ail-1
ment of the stomach.
MAXIM GORKY. WRITER, ILL
Russian Novelist Suffers Xervous
Breakdown at Rome.
ROM F.. Aug. 19. (Special.) Maxim
Gorky, the Russian novelist. Is seriously
ill with a nervous breakdown at his I
villa In Capri.
his pnysictan proposed to remove
Gorky to a cooler climate, but he re
fused to leave the villa.
House Leaders Realize
"SIT QUIET" 1$ WATGHWDRD
O'Shaughnessy Denies Being
Told to Leave Mexico.
HOPE NOW RESTS IN LIND
President Wilson Jfovr Open-Mlnded
as to Lifting Embargo on Arms
to Rebels Previous Attitude
Opposed to Such Action.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 13. Acuteness
of the Mexican situation was recog
nized In the House today when ob
jections from both Democratic and Re
publican sides prevented consideration
of any measures on foreign subjects
Republican Leader Mann cautioned
the House to "sit quiet and keep cool."
Representative Clark, of Florida,
Democrat, asked permission to address
the House for 30 minutes next Friday
on the Monroe Doctrine. Instantly
Representative Foster, of Illinois, Dem
ocrat, objected, protesting that the
"present strained situation in Mexico
Is no time for the introduction of a
subject like the Monroe Doctrine." The
objection was sustained.
Pasnporta Not Given.
Charge O'Shaughnessy cabled Secre
tary Bryan from Mexico City early to
day that President Huerta, through
Foreign Minister Gamboa. emphatically
denied there was "any foundation
whatever" for the statement that Hu
erta had Issued an ultimatum to the
United States . demanding recognition
with the alternative of handing
O'Shaughnessy his passports.
A dispatch from John Lind Informed
President Wilson and Secretary Bryan
that he had been In conference with
Provisional President Huerta at - an
early hour today. He characterized his
reception and. conference with Huerta
The United States will await the final
outcome of nuegotiatlons between Llnd
and Huerta before taking further steps
In its policy toward .Mexico.
Only Part ot Note Received.
One thing that confused the situa
tion today was that only the first
part of the Huerta note rejecting the
American proposal had been received.
This was couched In cordial terms set
ting forth the reasons why mediation
or outside' Interference is impossible of
acceptance to the Huerta administra
tion. It cited that the pride of the
Mexican people could not brook the
settlement of an Internal controversy
(Concluded on Pago 2.1
COLONEL BRYAN DEAR ME, MUST I PUT THAT ON AGAIN? " . j
n is wmm a,. I:
r 5i'-M m eras- II I I.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 77
degrees ; minimum, 52 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; northerly winds.
Thaw. caught In Canada, to fisht deporta
tion or extradition. Pas 1
NatlonaJ. Party affiliation forgotten la Mexican crisis.
Washington pawnbrokers deny that McDer
mott was employed to fight "loan shark"
bill. Paga X.
Democrats In Senate call caucus to discuss
Clayton situation. Page 2.
Fight for free sugar la 191 Is won In Sen
ate. Page 6.
Currency bill has unexpected upset in Sen
ate. Page 4.
Dlgga case to go to Jury today. Page 3.
Chicago Tribune manager denies knowledge
ot voting machine graft. Page 2.
Seven persona drown when craft Upsets on
Mississippi River. Page 4.
Meeting of New York Legislature fails to
furnish sensational developments Page 2.
Washington Governor heada trl-state good
roads rally at Eureka, CaL Page 6.
Coast League results: Los Angeles 3. Port
land 2: San Francisco a. Oakland li
Sacramento 2, Venice 1. Page 8.
Northwestern League results: Victoria 4.
Portland 2; Spokane 6, Taeom 3; Van
couver 10, Seattle 2. Page 8.
Pacific Coast etars still In running at New
port tennis play. Page 8.
Fast and well-known horses entered for
Southwest Washington Fair racing pro
gramme. Page 9.
Oregon riflemen score high In Ohio. Page 9.
James. Hlgginbotham and West ranking
pitchers. Paga 9.
Divers to explore hulk of wrecked steamer
In Alaska. Page 7.
Eloping brlda hurries from husband to bed
side ot mother. Page i.
Lane promises to extend Umatilla ditches.
Hundred Nanalmo strike leaders arrested.
Drain woman Is killed in auto accident on
Koseburg-Myrtle Point road. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Mexican situation forces stocks to decline.
Bears gsln strength in Chicago wheat pit.
Hop dealers wait for harvest before offering
to buy. Page 19.
Big whale ashore at North Beach. Page 18.
Portland and Vicinity.
Hours of salesgirls to be considered by
conference tonight. Page 12.
New situation confronts Government in
handling interstate water powers.
Bride-lo-be much-feted guest preceding mar
riage. September 4. Page 12.
Mayor issues ban against X-ray gowns on
streets. Page 1.
Circuit Judge McGinn on 17th day of fast
and feels fine. Page 14.
State Tax Commissioner Galloway would
bring. National Tax convention to Port
land. Page 14.
O.-W. R. & N. train held up in Sullivan
Gulch; robbers escape. Page 1.
Governors named for Rose Festival of 1914.
Page 14. i
Interstate bridge bond election to be peti
tioned. Page 7. .
BRYAN TO KEEP ON TALKING
Secretary Say lie AVUl Lecture
Whenever He Gets Chance.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 13.-Secretary
Bryan made a formal statement today
about plans for his lecture tours.
"There has not been the slightest
change in my plans and I have no
thought of abandoning lecturing," said
he. "I expect to lecture just as I
said I would and for the reasons that
I gave. I take it for granted that
I will have a chance to take a vaca
tion just as other officials have, and
during my vacation I expect to lecture
as my needs may require.
The only reason why my lecture
dates have been canceled during the
last three weeks is because I have
felt that I should remain here owing
to the work that the Department has
It hard." 1
THAW, CAUGHT IN
CANADA, TO FIGHT
Prisoner Would Avoid
EXTRADITION IS NOT LIKELY
Warrant Charging Bribery
May Be Sworn in New York.
WHITE'S SLAYER SILENT
Canadian Custom Requires That
Tliaw Be Sent to Xew Hampshire,
AVhcnce He Entered Country.
Ticket to Detroit Shown.
SHERBROOKE, Que, Aug. 19.
Harry K. Thaw,' cut short in his flight
from the state hospital for the criminal
insane at Matteawan, N. Y., by arrest
today at the village of St. Hermene
gilde de Garford. Just over the interna
tional line from New Hampshire, pre
pared in his cell in the county jail here
tonight to fight against being sent
back to the United States. Thaw faces
deportation on the ground that he is an
undesirable alien and extradition on a
warrant charging him with bribery.
The warrant, already ' issued jn New
York state for his arrest on a charge
of conspiracy, will not suffice to ex
tradite him, in the opinion of local
authorities. These authorities received
word tonight that the District Attorney
of Duchess County, in which Mattea
wan is located, was on his way here
prepared to swear to a warrant charg
ing Thaw wtih bribery an extraditable
offense if necessary.
Thaw Kxhlblts Transportation.
In ' his own defense Thaw contends
that he was merely passing through
Canada on his way to Detroit when his
passage was interrupted by arrest.
He exhibited what he ald was trans
portation to Detroit in suport of his
claim and cited the'ouse of Jack John
son to bear out his contention that be
cannot be sent back to the United
States by the Canadian authorities as
long as he is simply passing; through
Canada and intends to go beyond its
District Attorney Conger, of Duchess
County, New York. 'it Is understood
here, wants Thaw deported. He wants
Thaw returned to the United States
tver that part of the border touched
by the state of New York.
However, it Is said, if custom Is fol
lowed, he would go back to New
Two men were arrested with Thaw,
but liberated later at Coaticook. They
t-re believed to be confederates who
aided Thaw in his escape.
The two men refused to give their
Concluded on Page 2.)
HOME ON HANDCAR
IDAHO HOXEYMOOX STOPPED
BY PARENT'S ILLNESS.
Bride Flees Front Arms or Husband
lo Bedside of Mother Few Hours
After Secret Marriage.
LEWISTON, Idaho, Aug. 19. (Spe
cial.) Although W. W. Wade, bridge
construction foreman, and Miss Daisy
Holsclaw eloped and were secretly
marrried late last night, the honey
moon they had planned was interrupt
ed by the serious Illness or the bride's
mother, and Mrs. Wade hurried from
the arms of .her husband to the bed
side ot her parent.
Mrs. Wade is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Allen A. Holsclaw. Mr. Hols
claw is County Attorney of Clearwater
Following the marriage, about mid
night, the young eouple went by auto
mobile fo a nearby town to await the
arrival of a morning train, when they
were to continua the honeymoon trip
to the Coast.
Although there had been no serious
objection on the part of the parents
to the match, Mrs. Holsclaw became
seriously ill when informed ot the
elopement. Mr. Holsclaw at once tele
graphed to all the stations on the
Clearwater branch in an effort to. reach
the elopers. When the telegram
reached Mrs. Wade, the girl refused to
continue her honeymoon and returned
to her home on a handcar.
STATE PROBES LEACH CASE
Crawford to Make Report to West
on Coos Bay I. W. V.
MARSHFIELD, Or., Aug. 19. (Spe
cial.) Attorney-General Crawford to
day conferred with Marshfield men
relative to the deportation of Dr. Leach,
of the L W. W. Mr. Crawford said he
would report to Governor West on the
deportation and what led up to it. Fur
ther action. It Is understood, will de
pend on West's decision.
Mr. Crawford will not start any ac
tion to remove Sheriff Gage until Gov
ernor West has had time to consider
Andrew Storgard, who runs a cigar
store, was about the -only person to
offer' any excuse for Leach. Storgard
had little substantial evidence to offer.
He Is an. ardent Socialist.
Mr., Crawford is also collecting in
formation regarding operations of the
L W. -W.rrios to cJpj-tjion from Ceos
County. . HewUl govJ Bandon tomor
row and investigate the Leach affair
MADMAN ON POLE PRAYS
Heat Causes Man to Climb Slender
Shaft Where He Arouses Town.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa., Aug.' 19.
(Special.) His mind affected by the
Intense heat of yesterday. Mack Shearer,
30 years old, employed in construction
work: here, was discovered this morn-
ng sitting on the big gilt ball on top
of a 45-foot flagpole In front of Friend
ship engine-house. He was praying at
the top of his voice, and persons aroused
from sleep hurried from their homes
scantily clad to witness the unusual
spectacle. In spite of their coaxing.
Shearer would not descend. Asked
where he was from he answered, "From
To the query, "Where are you going?"
he replied, "To heaven."
It was learned the man had wandered
about town all last night, bavins ap
plied for admittance to the county Jail.
He was finally persuaded to descend
and was placed in the care of a phy
sician. GEM FOUND IN GIZZARD
After Loss Family Eats 48 Chickens
Before Recovering Diamond.
- CHJCO, CaL, Aug. 19. (Special.) A
diamond ring setting valued at $200
which was lost three months ago by
Mrs. N. T. Enloe. wife of a local physi
cian, was found in the gizzard of a
Spring chicken killed by the Enloes for
Sunday dinner yesterday. The diamond
setting was from Mrs. Enloe's engage
ment ring. When it was lost she
thought it bad been pulled from the
ring; when she closed , the door of her
chicken yard. . A careful search of the
chicken yard proving fruitless, the En
loes decided to live on Spring chicken
until the diamond was found.
. 'They had 50 chickens when tha ring
was lost. These were killed at the rate
of four a week until only two were left
and Mrs. Enloe had given up hope of
ever finding the diamond when it was
located in next to the last bird of the
FISHING LAWS ARE URGED
Canada Threatens to Withdraw From
Treaty Unless Congress Acts.
VANCOUVER. B. C. Aug. 19. Can
ada will withdraw from the fisheries
treaty with the United States unless
Congress passes the recommendations
ot the International Commission at the
next session. Dominion Minister of
Marine and Fisheries Hazen intimated
He pointed out that the fisheries of
Canada on both coasts were suffering
from the "reckless and Improvident
methods" used by Americans, and he
cited the causes which led to the In
ternational Commission, consisting ot
ITofessor Prince, of Canada, and Pro
fessor David Starr Jordan, for the
United State, being appointed.
This Commission made certain rec
ommendations, which the Canadian
government passed in 1910. but the
United States has not yet made the
WILL BE EXTENDED
Secretary Lane Brings
Joy to Settlers.
BIG TRACT WILL BE WATERED
Radical Change Announced in
ALKALI LAND TO BE USED
Reservoir for 50,000 Acres Will Be
Built and Ground That Cannot
Be Tilled Irrlgon, Hermls
- ton and Pendleton Visited.
PENDLETON. Or.. Aug. 19. (Spe
cial.) Secretary of the Interior Lane
closed a busy day by addressing a
representative gathering of Eastern
Oregon n-.en in the Pendleton Commer
cial Club tonight. The address fol
lowed an automobile ride over the
Umatilla reservation and an early ban.
quet'at the St. George Hotel.
Never before has such universal
gratification attended the visit of an
Interior Department head in this sec
tion. It was a day of triumph for the
settlers on the main Umatilla project
at Hermlston and for all who are in
terested in the proposed West Umatilla
extension, the fate of which has hith
erto been highly problematical.
Imatllla Settlers Rejoice.
Mr. Lane's positive assurance that
the order for the putting through of
the West extension shall stand caused
rejoicing throughout Umatilla and
Morrow Counties, and the Pendleton
gathering developed Into a general cel.
It was further Indicated by Mr. Lr.s
that he will do all in his power to pusl. '
through the entire. West "-extension f'.
50,00 acres just as soon as tha in;?.!
unit of 10,900 acres is completed.
Project i Be Enlarged.
The plan is to enlarge the present
irrigation project of 3000 acres to 10,
000 acres, which will be irrigated from
a diversion dam to be built just be
low Hermlston. When this land is
watered the other 40,000 acres will be .
irrigated by means of a great storage'
reservoir to be built on the Umatilla
River two miles above Hermlston.
This Is a radical change from the
original plan, which took in valuable
land. The proposed site will cover
only salt grass and alkali lands, wihch
otherwise would be virtually useless.
Money Available for L'alt.
The Secretary made three specific
statements of prime Importance to the
First, that $800,000, which lie bad set
aside, would be spent as fast as needed
on the first unit of the extension.
Second, that he would "take care of
the settlers on deferred payments" and
would give them as long time as the
limit of reclamation act would permit.
Third, that he would send experts to
investigate the question of water and
would see that each settler got suffi
Bill Holders Must Divide.
Mr. Lane made his promise as to the
extension contingent upon the agree
ment of the large land holders to di
vide and sell their holdings in small
units. Mr. Lane indicated strongly
that he does not propose to permit
big landed proprietors to receive the
benefit of the Government's project
development, and that he proposes to
favor the small homesteader as
against the speculator.
Mr. Lane also said he would ask Con.
gress to provide for an issue of $30,
000,000 of irrigation .bonds to be used
for the completion of the projects now
under way because there is work ahead
for $75,000,000. and there is only $35,
000,000 available from the sale of
Government lands and repayments on
projects already built.
Oregon . to Ciet Fair Deal.
. Oregon, said he, has not received
a proportionate share of the reclama
tion fund and be proposes to see (hat
this state in the future is treated
"Oregon has contributed about
$9,000,000 and has received little of the
portion to which it is rightfully en
titled." he said. "I intend to take care
of you from now on."
Mr. Lane urged the people of Oregon
to write to their United States Sen
ators on the questions vitally affecting
the state, "so they will know what the
big mind is thinking and wants."
He said there never has been an
Administration so untrammeled and
unpledged as the present one. "Our
purposes are honest, our aims high
and I think that the people of the
country feel tnai we mean to do our
best to solve the great problems which
the Nation faces." he said.
Mr. Lane was vigorously applauded.
Secretary Visits Reservation.
Colonel J. II. Raley was toastmaster
at the banquet and presided at the
meeting In the Commercial Club. About
23 Hermlston men attended.
C. S. Jackson, of Portland, and others
also spoke briefly. The Secretary ar
rived here from Hermlston at 5 o'clock.
A body of Pendleton citizens welcomed
Mr. Lane at the depot. Mrs. Lane was
not In the party, having left the Secre
tary to visit relatives and friends in
Mr. Lane rode over the reservation as
(Concluded on Paso 7.)
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