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VOL. LIII. NO. 16,450.
PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY. AUGUST 22, 1913.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TO PRESIDENT'S AID
REPUBLICANS UPHOLD WILSON
Executive Writing Message to
Congress on Situation.
NOTES TO BE MADE PUBLIC
Penrose Introduces Resolution to
Send Troops to Mexico, but No
Action Is Taken Wilson Says
Measures Not to Be Drastic.
WASHINGTON', Aug:, 21. President
Wilson was at work tonight on a spe
cial message, which h'e probably will
read to both houses of Congress Mon
day, relating In detail the negotiations
which have been conducted through his
personal representative. John Llnd.
with the Huerta government In Mexico.
The "decision to make a comprehen
sive statement on the situation to Con
gress was reached today after the
President had about concluded that the
negotiations between Mr. Llnd and Pro
visional President Huerta. since the ex
change of notes, had developed no new
basis for discussion.
Wifh his message tne President will
present the two notes, setting forth the
American suggestions to the Huerta
government and its reply.' Should he
read the document himself, which he is
being urged to do by members of his
Cabinet.' and to which he is strongly
inclined, it will bo the first time since
the days of George Washington that a
President has communicated a matter
of foreign policy in person to the leg
islative branch of the Government.
. Huerta to Be Aaswered.
While there was no Information at
the White House to indicate what ob
ject it was hoped to accomplish
through a message at this time, there
was a well-defined belief In. official
circles that President Wilson thinks
the reading of an address which will
lay the American viewpoint and the
Huerta contentions before the Congress
and people of this country and which
also will' be made public to the world
generally, cannot but have an import
ant effect on the situation in Mexico.
Tt is expected to be a partial answer
to the Intimations of Provisional Presi
dent Huerta in his note that President
Wilson stands, alone in his Mexican
policy and unsupported generally In
- The first refutation of this Huerta
supposition came in the Senate today
when prominent Republicans vigorous
ly upheld the hands of the President.
The expressions of confidence in the
wisdom and good faith of President
Wilson were made by several Republi
can leaders in succession after Senator
Penrose, of Pennsylvania (Republican),
had Introduced a resolution to require
the President to place American troops
in Mexico to protect American lives.
No action was taken on the resolution
and though Senator Penrose declared
- that the sending of troops could by
resolution be decreed not unfriendly to
Mexico, the view of the White House
and State Department was that such a
move in effect would be an act of war.
Garrlaoa Not Recalled.
President Wilson reiterated to callers
today that he had absolutely no Inten
tion of taking any drastic measures,
denied that Secretary Garrison of the
War Deartment had been called back
to Washington, and referred to the fact
that Mr. Garrison would take a vaca
tion after his inspection trip in the
West was ended.
He incidentally complimented Repub
lican Senators on their spirit of co-operation,
emphatically saying that there
had not been the slightest exhibition
of partisanship. That Provisional Pres
ident Huerta has advanced the idea that
recognition of his government is a par
tisan question In the United States and
that the Democratic party is not act
ually dominant is admitted by Admin
istration officials, but they believe that
if such an Illusion exists In Mexico it
shortly will be dissipated, not only by
news of today's debate in the Senate,
but by the expectation that Congress
in some way will show its confidence
in the President when he reads his
The Administration hopes that when
the facts are known in Mexico the
Huerta authorities may be more in
clined to respect the American sugges
tions. Huerta Resignation Vrged.
The United States, in brief, has pro
posed that Huerta resign in favor of a
provisional president acceptable to all
sides; that a suspension of hostilities
thereby bo brought about and a con
stitutional election held, the resulting
administration to receive the recogni
tion of the United States Government.
Thus far Huerta has flatly rejected
the American proposals and renewed
his demand for recognition, declaring
that his financial troubles are due to
the failure of the Cnlted States to rec
ognise him. Official advice to the
State Department, however, describe
the provisional president's plight finan
cially as desperate, and officials here
believe he has not sufficient money to
pay his troops and cannot get the
money abroad. These considerations
and the Incessant warfare of the Con
stitutionalists likewise lead American
i Conclude-! oa Ff 3.)
PACIFIC TO FLOW
IN CANAL MONDAY
BIG DIKE AT MIRAFLORES TO
BE BLOWN" TO PIECES.
Destruction of Heavy Barrier Leaves
Only Two More Obstructions
Keeping Great Oceans Apart.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21. Another
step toward final completion of the
Panama Canal will be taken next Mon
day, when preparations will be made
to blow up the heavy earth dyke, now
the only barrier between the Mlraflores
locks and tidewater on the Pacific
side, three miles away.
There will be nothing spectacular
about the destruction of the dyke. Its
base will be perforated by a number of
holes heavily charged with dynamite,
then for five days fresh water from
the Rio Grande diversion, one of the
rivers in the canal zone, will be turned
Into the canal prism, and. when the
water is near the level to seawater on
the other side, the charge will be set
Two monster dredges, the Mole and
the Corozal, are watting to attack the
debris, and It is expected two or three
days will clear a channel through the
dyke sufficient to admit the dradges
and vessels of 10 or 12 feet draft as far
as Mlraflores locks. A month later a
channel ' the full width of the canal
prism and deep enough to pass a bat
tleship will be completed.
After the destruction of the Mlra
flores dyke there will remain only two
such obstructions along the - canal
route one at Gamboa, about one-third
of the way through to the Atlantic,
holding back the water from the
Culebra cut. and one over which the
railroad crosses at the Gatun locks.
REGISTRATION HOLDS GOOD
Xew Enrollment Will Bo Xecessary
Before General Election.
"It will not be necessary for voters
to re-register In order to participate
In the interstate bridge bond election
on November or the special state ref
erendum election on the same date,"
said Henry Bush, chief clerk In County
Clerk Coffey's office, yesterday. "It
will, however, be necessary for all
voters to register again belore tn next
regular election, as the old registration
Is dead except for special elections."
Th new registration will be perma
nent. County Clerk Coffey is seeking,
however, to discourage registration at
th. nresent time for the reason that the
great influx of women voters will make
i nwniarv for the county to be re-
distrlcted this Fall. Mr. Bush says this
probably will not be done oeiore No
vember and that where there are now
193 precincts there probably will De
Th law contemplates that there shall
not be more than 300 voters In any one
X-RAY BAN NOT NEEDED
Salem Women. Too Sensible for
Flimsy Skirt, Says Slgmund.
SALEM. Or.,- Aug. 21. (Special.)
"I am paying a high compliment to the
women of Salem when I aay it will not
be necessary for me to put a ban on
the wearing of X-ray gowns, or high
cut sheath skirts," said Acting Mayor
Slgmund last night. "There Is not a wo
man in this city who would wear an
immodest dress. Salem women are too
sensible for that."
The. Acting Mayor's opinion was
given In response to an Inquiry
whether he would foflow the example
set by Mayor Albee, of Portland. Mr.
Slgmund said he believed Portland's
Mayor had done the right thing, and
he, too, would issue the same order
should Salem become Infatuated with
the "X-ray" skirt.
SKY PHENOMENON SEEN
Meteor Believed to Have Fallen Xear
A meteorite that could not have
fallen many miles from Portland, so
those who saw It declare, was seen by
on Sixth street, between Alder
and Washington, shortly after 9 o'clock
it au'rnt throuarh the northern heav
ens like a rocket, the head showing
whit and Kiowinx. and trailing a tall
of red sparks.' Its passage across the
sky was silent and there was no shock
or detonation to indicate that it had
fallen In the immediate vicinity of the
SEE MUSTPAY PENALTY
Governor Kefuses to Commute Sen
tence of Absolute Life Priest.
. SPRINGFIELD, 111., Aug. 21. Evelyn
Arthur See, high priest of the Absolute
Life cult, who was sent to the peni
tentiary for the abduction of Mildred
Bridges, must pay the penalty for his
crime. Governor Dunne today, upon
recommendation of the State Board of
Pardons, refused to commute See's sen
tence. At a recent hearing In See's behalf
before the Board of Pardons, the
mother of Mildred Bridges was one of
those who made a plea for clemency for
the cult leader.
JUDGE IN NORWAY WOMAN
Spinster at Chrlstianla Is First of
Her Sex to Occupy Bench.
CHRISTIANIA, Norway. Aug. II.
(Special.) The first woman judge was
appointed at Hammerfest today. She Is
Ruth Sorenson, 3 years old, and un
married. She qualified as a lawyer In 1900.
IRE GASH TO BE
ASKED FOR JETTY
Deep Channel Before
Canal Opens Is Plea.
ENGINEERS TO SUPPLY DATA
Supplemental Report to Be
Sent to Congress.
PROMOTERS OF PLAN DINE
Ports of Columbia Committee Out
lines 'Work of Importance to All
Towns In Basin Money and
Speed Crying Needs.
Action of supreme Importance to
the commercial future of - Portland,
Astoria and the whole great Columbia
River Basin was set afoot last night at
a conference and dinner of members
of the ports of the Columbia committee
in the rooms of the Commercial Club,
at. which this energetic policy was out
To take immediate steps to expedite
work on the new north Jetty that the
Columbia River bar may be scoured out
and opened to the world's largest ves
sels at the earliest moment.
To have a supplemental report on the
Jetty work made to Congress by the
United States engineers in charge, con
taining a new estimate of its cost,
based on rushing It to completion with
double shifts' of men In the quickest
Meanwhile, steps are to be taken to
make available at once. a supply of
rock for Jetty purposes as large as the
engineers can handle.
Dr. Kinney Karnes Committee.
A committee of five men was named
by rr. Alfred Kinney, of Astoria, chair
man of the meeting, to start the work
of putting this policy Into effect. To
the comn-ltte he appointed: .
. Jonathan Bourne, - Jr.. ex-United
States Senator, chairman; T. B. Wilcox,
S. M. Mears, J. N. Teal and George B.
They were instructed, in a motion
presented by Mr. Teal, "to take up with
Major Mclndoe at the earliest possible
moment the matter of a supplemental
report and to confer with the rock
firms as to whether they can supply
more" rock, and at what price."
All thla was done after Dr. Kinney,
J. N. Teal, ex-Senator Bourne, George
B. McLeod and T. B. Wilcox had talked'
plainly of the necessity of faster work
on the new north' Jetty than Is now
contemplated, by the Government.
Mr. Wilcox summed up all the rea
sons for haste as follows:
'The Panama Canal Is going to be
opened within a few months. If It
takes as long to spend 16.000,000 on
Concluded on Page 4.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum tompermtur, 1
decree : minimum, 61 decrees.
TODAY Probably showers and cooler; var
Respite of week Is granted Barry Thaw.
Senate works rapidly on tariff bllL Pace 2.
Dyke at Mlraflores Lock to be wrecked Mon
day, pace 1.
Wilson preparing special message to Con
cress on Mexican situation. Page 1.
Senator Lane named on committee to in
vestigate Indian Bureau. Page 2.
Do meet ic
University of Missouri brings suit on In
heritance tax law against Pulitser estate.
Rich widow Is cited for contempt In Dlggs
case, page 2.
Infernal machine found at office window of
Mayor Gaynor. Page 0,
Southern Pacific electrlo roads strlUe arbi
tration board named. Page 2.
Good roads rally to he held In Medford In
1914. page &.
Ousted oil Inspector refuses to yield. Page X.
Coast League results Portland 9, Los An
geles 1; Venice 2, b'acramento 0; ban
Francisco 7, Oakland e. Page ft.
Northwestern League results Victoria .
Portland 3: Vancouver IS, Beattle 1; Spo
kane 8, Tacoma L Page ft.
Pacific Coast champion put out of Newport
play, page 7.
Matches close In Northwest golf champion
ship tournament at Oearhart. Page 7.
Oregon Kid qualifies to compete in Wrlgley
trophy finals. Page 7.
Pacific North west.
Governor orders oustment proceedings
against St, Johns Constable, pae IS,
Development League delegates surprised at
Klamath farms. Page ft.
Women may double number of .Oregon
voters. Page L
Spokane thief locks woman victim In closet
wfallo he collects loot. Page 11.
Dallas man killed by overturning automobile.
Wheat is king In ' rich . Garfield Country.
Secretary Lane defies danger., 800 toot In
air. in Idaho. Page .
Delirious man in auto wrecks Pendleton
drugstore. Page &.
Commercial and Marine.
Improved feeling In Northwestern grain mar
kets. Page 17.
Wheat firm most of day at Chicago. Page
Mexican situation restrains stock specula
tion. Page 17.
Suit over small bit of dock land Is threat
ened. Page 12.
Portland and Vicinity.
Oaks turned over to poor children for day.
Merchants declared buyers' afenta by Con
sumers League worker. Page 10.
Recreation pier will be part of new dock.
Page 10. ,
Portland kiddies off on fresh-air excursion.
Congress will be asked for more money to
rush Jetty work. Page L
Six extension lectures provided for at Reed
College. Page ft.
School Board announces additional teachers
for coming term. Page 4.
Dr. Joseph Kossuth Dixon, diplomat to In
dians, visiting here. - Page. 4.
Manager Baker returns from East and an
nounces new players. Page 4.
HEAT DERANGES OFFICIAL
Mint Assistant Superintendent Has
" Breakdown on Train.
RENO. Nev.. Aug! 21. (Special.)
Assistant Superintendent O'Neal, of the
United States Mint at San Francisco, is
believed to be in a serious condition at
Ogden, Utah, having been removed
from the De Luxe Southern , Pacific
train, west bound,, there yesterday
afternoon after being overcome by the
terrific heat on the trip across the
According to witnesses of the inci
dent his . mind was temporarily de
ranged and six men were required to
hold him by main strength to prevent
him from doing himself an injury. Ill
health and overwork are said to have
brought about a nervous condition
which is- responsible for the attack.
WHO SHOULD WORRY?
REFUSES TO YIELD
Civil Service Employe
Goes to Courts.
BURLESON'S ORDER FOUGHT
Demoted Official Demands
Government Show Cause.
RULES VIOLATED, IS CHARGE
Harry B. Hall, of San Francisco,
Calls on Washington for Reasons
and Takes His Case to Federal
Courts Record Is Good.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21. (Special.)
Legal proceedings which are expected
to be of far-reaching consequence to
the rules governing civil service em
ployes were Instituted In the Federal
Courts of San Francisco this afternoon,
when Chief Postal Inspector Harry B.
Hall filed suit to compel the United
States Government to show cause why
he has been removed from his post in
Hall received word from Postmaster
Burleson yesterday that he had been
transferred from the position to chief
postal Inspector of this district to that
of field Inspector in Denver, and that
George A. Leonard, a postal Inspector
of Washington, D. C, had been ap
pointed to succeed him here. Hall im
mediately telegraphed the National
Capital for full particulars as to his re
Civil Service All Iatereated.
Civil service employes of the United
States Government to the number of
300,000 are interested in the contents
of the answer, if one is received.
Until Its arrival Inspector Hall Is
occupying his official desk in the Fed
eral building, and George A. Leonard
sent by the Postmaster-General to re
lieve Hall, has so tar pot demanded oc
cupancy of the office. j
While Inspector Hall f day absolute
ly refused to discuss the matter other
than to admit receipt of an order de
moting him to a subordinate position
at Denver, the change is characterized
in every branch of the Federal Gov
ernment here as a rank violation of th.
civil service rules and the establish
ment of a precedent which renders In
secure every position held under the
Government's civil service classlfica
Wlthout any warning th. order
came to Inspector Hall Monday, simply
saying that he had been "appointed"
to the Denver postion, which Is said to
carry with it approximately half the
salary of inspector In charge here.
Official Circle. Perturbed.
Following so closely upon the at-
( Concluded on Pass 2.)
RANKS OF VOTERS
MAY BE DOUBLED
REGISTRATIOX SHOWS EFFECT
OF W OMAX SUFFRAGE.
Indication Is Number of Electorate
in Oregon fn 1914 Will Be
at Least f 50,000.
SALEM. Or., Aug. 21. (Special.)
That the enfranchisement of women
may be double the total registration
in Oregon is the belief of the men
who have made a study of registra
tion figures in Secretary of State
Olcott's office. The conclusions are
based on reports of registrations from
the various counties from June S to
It la estimated that the registration
for the primary to be held in May,
1914, for candidates for state, district,
county and precinct offices will be at
least 250,000. The total registration
prior to the general election of 112.
before women were given the votes,
approximately was lfi0,000.
The registration figures as reported
by the various counties to date are
Baker. 37; Benton, IS; Clackamas.
4388; Columbia, 242; Coos. 292; Curry,
64; Douglas, 1712; Grant, ' 22; Hood
River, 12; Jackson, 2360; Josephine, 769;
Klamath, 130; Lake, 14; Lane. 193;
Linn. 10'; Malheur, SO; Marion, 277;
Morrow, 13; Multnomah. 194; Polk, 11;
Union, 14; Wallowa, 233; Wasco, S3;
Washington, 4S6; Wheeler, 9; Yamhill,
106. Total. 11,701.
The registration Is being conducted
by the County Clerks under the new
law, which authorizes the permanent
registration of all legal voters at any
time prior to 30 days before a general
election and IS days before a special
TELEGRAM T0T.R. DELAYED
Indian Rnnners Bring Message
From Heart of Navajo Desert. .
CHICAGO. Aug. 2L It took a tele
gram to Colonel Roosevelt 19 days to
penetrate to the Colonel's camp in the
Navajo desert, it was learned here to
day from Charles J. Ryberg. chairman
of the committee which has arranged
for a big ProgTesstve party birthday
celebration here August 30:
Mr. Ryberg telegraphed the party
leader July 18, asking him to be pres
ent and today received, a letter dated
"In the Navajo Desert. August 6, 1913."
It was written with fi lead pencil on a
scrap of yellow wrapping paper and
"Your telegram of July IS -has Just
reached m. which ft '.-ts hf r impossi
ble :. is ' -.ini!ittri j whit I am ir
this desert. I ha.e no writing mate
rials, even.- I am sending this in by
a Navajo runner. It Is impossible to
set a date when I can leave this coun
try, as the day of the snake dance has
not yet been announced. I have the
deepest feelings of gratitude to the
Progressive party of Chicago and
From another informant Mr. Ryberg
received a telegram stating .that the
Hopl snake dance, which Colonel
Roosevelt went to study, took place
today, which leads him to believe that
the Colonel will be In Chicago in time
for the celebration. 10 days hence,
COLLECTIONS' MADE C. 0. D.
Receipts Mailed Parcel Post Bring
Cash to Merchant.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Aug. 21. (Spe
cial.) Assistant Postmaster Colkett
today told the Northwest Merchants'
Association here of something new in
bill collecting. His tip came In the
course of an address on "The Parcel
Post and Its Relation to Business De
velopment." Mr. Colkett told of a merchant who
had a number of bills he could not col
lect. Ho did up a package for each one
of his delinquent customers and in
closed a receipted bill, and nothing
else except enough wrapping to make
the package of promising size. These
be sent C. O. D. 1
The collections were made, accord
ing to parcel post regulations, before
the recipient had an opportunity to in
spect the package. To get the "gold
bricks" the Individuals paid their debts
without knowing It and with no op
portunity of undoing their deed.
Attorney-General Crawford at Bun
don for Deportation Inquisition.
BANDON. Or.. Aiiir. il Cn.,-ll
Attorney-General Crawford arrived in
Bandon tonight to make an investiga
tion oi tne alleged deportation of Dr.
B. K. Leach.
Yesterday was nassed in MinhfitM
interviewing certain persons who were
Deueved to be In position to give In
formation concerning the Leach affair,
but Mr. Crawford refused to sneak for
publication. He says that he expects
10 remain in tsanaon several days.
Mrs. Crawford accomoaniori hr hue.
band and. an effort will be made to
have them remain for the White Cedar
Festival and enjoy the Bandon beach.
WHIPPING POST SENTENCE
Klamath . Sheriff Refuses to Lasb
KLAMATH FALLS. Or., Aug. 21.
(Special.) William Pew, convicted of
beating and otherwise grossly abusing
his wife, was sentenced by the Justice
of the Peace E. W. Gowen, to receive
15 lashes and to be confined in the
County Jail until the costs of the case
The Sheriff of Klamath County, C C
Low, refused today to administer the
whipping, saying he will serve a term
In jail before he will do so.
The Justice threatens proceedings
for contempt of court.
Fuse Choked Out Be
fore Reaching Cap.
STRING PREVENTS EXPLOSION
Cotton Thread Checks Fire on
Way. to Dynamite.
MAYOR COOL IN DANGER
Xew Tork Executive Stows Little
Concern Over Infernal Machine
at Office Window Following
Threats in His Mall.
NEW YORK, Aug. 21. A deadl
charge of dynamite three whole 10
iuch sticks and two halves, with a fuse
and detonator was found this after
noon near Mayor Gaynor's office win
dows in the City Hall. The bureau of
combustibles found that the explosive
was 40 per cent dynamite, the regula
tion blasting proportion. and the
amount found would, if exploded, have
wrecked the City Hall.
The Mayor was in his office when the
dynamite was found by a citizen pass
ing through City Hall Park. Mr. Gay
nor evinced little interest when told
of the proximity of the explosive arid
remained apparently undisturbed at bis
desk, while police officials hurriedly
drew a cordon about the dynamite to
keep back an excited crowd. ..
Threats Old to Mayor.
Mayor Gaynor frequently receives
threatening letters, but tonight he
would make no statement regarding
the possible connection between any
previous threat by mail and the dyna
mite of today. It Is Just three years
ago this month that he was shot In
the neck by a crank and so badiy
wounded that for several days It was
feared be would die.,
The dynamite fou.)rf today lay u-j a
basement door in a ct ncrete moat or
.ireaway, within' 0 fett of the Mayor's
window. The explosive was arranged
in a lattice formation with the .two
small pieces on top. A partly burned
four-inch fuse, made of gunpowder
tightly rolled in a paper cylinder, led
to a detonating cap on one of the half
sticks of dynamite.
Matches ad ruk Fonnd.
Close to the explosive was a piece
of Chinese punk and several partly
burned matches. The dynamite and
fuse were wrapped in a piece of heavy
cambric secured by red and blue twine.
The cloth was blue with red and white
figures and resembled the filets worn
by women of the working class. Ex
perts of the Bureau of Combustibles
say the only thing which prevented a
disastrous explosion was the presence of
a strip of cotton thread wound so
tightly about the base of the fuse that
a spark could not reach to the detona
tor. An edge of one dynamite stick was
Cigar Mar Mraa Kothlng.
The Investigators do not attach much
importance to the finding of half
burned matches and a partly consumed
cigar near the explosive. Hundreds of
smokers pass the areaway during the
noon hour and some of them occasion
ally throw dead matches and cigar
Police authorities say laborers some
times carelessly drop dynamite sticks
near their blasting operations. There
is an excavation shaft on t'.ie Broad
way side of City Hall Park, leading
to the new subway construction. De
tectives are making a close Investiga
tion tonight of this location, although
the contractors declare they do not
use 40 per cent dynamite In their
JUDGE WORKS IN HARVEST
Vancouver Jurist Accepts Farm Job
at Wage of $3 a Day.
VANCOUVER. Wash, Aug. 21..
(Special.) From the Judicial bench,
with bis black silk robe of Judicial cut
to overalls and the harvest field, la but
a few miles, and the trip was taken to
day by Judge R. H. Back, of the Supe
rior Court of Clarke County, who has
accepted a position at 13 a day with
the Duback threshing outfit on East
Mill Plain. He rode to the farm In an
Judge Back Is on his annual vaca
tion. He chose the simple life and will
mate his vacation pay fur Itself. Also.
Judge Back probably is doing the ardu
ous toll to offset a tendency toward
greater breadth under his vest.
TASTE FOR MACARONI GOES
Italians Change Diet on Being Amer
icanized ; Factory Is Bankrupt.
CHICAGO, Aug. 2L Italian immi
grants, as tbey become Americanized,
eat less and less macaroni and spa
ghetti, according to Attorney Benjamin
N. Breding, in an endeavor to account
for the financial difficulties of the
Italian-American Macaroni Manufac
According to counsel for Armour a;
Co. and the Pillsbury Flour Mills Com
pany, who today filed suits to have the
macaroni firm declared bankrupt, the
liabilities are about $18,000 and tn
assets 110,000. -
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