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VOL. LIII. NO. 16,460.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 27, 1913.
PRICE FiVE CENTS.
Huerta Fails to Gain
CONGRESS TO MEET AT 1P.M.
Officials Believe Last Hope of
Mexico's Yielding Is Past.
POSTPONEMENT IS LIMITED
lind to Stay for Time at Vera Cruz.
. Administration GiTes Out Terms
Proposed, Which Included
Resignation of Huerta.
VERA CRl'Z, Aug. M Attended y
24 secret Knin mm Mr. I. lad. Presi
dent Wilson's arrived nere tress
the Mexican capital a 7iSO o'clock thla
evening. He was accompanied by Mrs.
Llnd, It Is believed here that Mr. LJad'a
ntlMloa Is ended and that General Tre
vlao's sudden eall to Mexico City means
thnt he will soon .nan. the Presi
dency. General Huerta tnklaar commnnd
In the field against the rebels.
WASHINGTON. Aug-. 26. The dila
tory attitude of the Huerta govern
ment today gave Administration offi
cials hope that some concessions might
be made to the American proposals for
peace in Mexico, but indications pointed
to a final ending of the negotiations to
morrow, when President Wilson is
scheduled to read his message to tooth
houses of Congress, defining the policy
hich he thinks the United States
should pursue toward its southern
A 24-hour postponement of the pre
sentation of the message which was
to have been read today was agreed to
after, a Joint request from Frederlco
Gamboa, Mexican Foreign Minister, and
John Llnd. President Wilson's personal
representative in Mexico. It followed
repeated efforts on the part of Huerta
offilcals to have the reading of" the
document deferred indefinitely. Mr.
I.lnd left the Mexican capital early .t
day for Vera Crux, however, with the
understanding that the United States
would announce its policy towards
Mexico unless the Huerta government
Other Suggestions Made.
Mr. Llnd had made certain supple
mentary suggestions to Benor Gamboa,
the nature of which was not divulged.
but Administration officials declared
these constituted no departure from the
fundamentals of the American note.
The original proposals were officially
announced as follows:
1. Cessation of hostilities and a def
2. An early and free election.
3. Huerta to bind himself not to be
4. An agreement by all parties to
abide by the results of the election.
Mr. Llnd Informed Benor Gamboa that
he would stop In Vera Crux and could
be reached there in case there should
be any reply to his last suggestions.
For several days Gamboa and Llnd have
been fencing, the former attempting to
secure a new basis of negotiations and
the latter steadfastly declaring that
under no circumstances would the
United States yield any of Its points or
agree to any considerable prolongation
of the negotiations unless Huerta with
drew his note of reply "to tlie" American
Today Is Flnnl Limit.
Officials disclaimed that Mr. Llnd had
gone to Vera Crux to avoid any em
barrassment in the Mexican capital fol
lowing the publication there of Presi
dent Wilson's message. It was said
that Mr. Llnd. having practically con
cluded nV mission, went to Vera TJrux
chiefly to impress upon the Mexican
administration that tomorrow noon was
positively the last moment the United
States would wait belore proclaiming
lo the world the position it has taken
toward the Huerta government and the
course which it is ready to pursue for
years if necessary to uphold the prin
ciples of orderly and constitutional
government in Latin America.
The Washington Govenrment's ir.sist.
ence that Huerta eliminate himself
from the presidential race if an elec
tion is held is based upon his promise
contained in official reports that he
would not be a candidate. It is not
conceived by officials here that a fair
election could.be held In Mexico with
Huerta in control of the election ma
chinery. Hornsea to Sleet nt 1 P. M.
Officials were not sanguine tonight
that the Huerta government would
withdraw its rejection of the American
note, and preparations were being made
for the delivery of the special message
by the President. Both houses had
passed a. resolution to meet lnv Joint
session at 1 o'clock tomorrow.
While Administration offu-iala regret
that they were unsuccessful in bring
ing things to a definite point through
the Llnd negotiations, both unofficial
and official, indicated that the Huerta
government cannot last much longer.
With foreign governments supporting
the American policy, there Is little
hope, according to the official view
here, for the Huerta government to ob
tain any funds abroad to pay Its army
or meet running expenses.
The United States will preserve a
policy of non-interference and non-
tCoocluded ea Faf a.)
OREGON BOYS MAY
LEAD CANAL FLEET
MILITIA.ME-V WOCXD MAY OLD
BATTLESHIP AT PAX AM A.
Secretary Daniels Interested in Plan
and Clubs of Portland Will Try
to Gain Honor for State..
The battleship Oregon will be
manned by men of the Oregon Naval
Militia when she sails through the
Panama Canal in 1915. leading the
Navy of the United States, if the move
ment launched at the luncheon of the
Rotary Club yesterday is carried to a
A. J. Capron announced the plan
while the members of the club were
sitting at the tables on board the
cruiser Boston, whither they had been
bidden as guests of the Oregon Naval
"I made the suggestion to Secretary
of the Navy Daniels when he was In
Portland," he said, "and he was deeply
Interested in it and asked that it be
kept in mind. I believe that the
Rotary Club and the other organisa
tions of the city should take steps to
keep It In his mind, for It would be a
fitting honor to the state If our own
battleship, manned by our own men,
represents us at the opening of the
Resolutions embodying the idea sug
gested by Mr. Capron were adopted
and 'will be sent to Secretary Daniels.
Every other club in the city will be
asked to take similar steps.
W. D. Edwards, chief engineer of
the Boston, was chairman of the day
and the speakers were Lieutenant
Commanders H. Beckwlth. John Mc
Nulty and J. Fred Larson and Assist
ant Surgeon B. L. Norden.
CUPID FINISHES OLD TASK
Pair Near Coquille Wed 40 Years
After Sweethearts' Quarrel.
COQUILLE, Or, Aug. 26. (Special.)
A romance, begun more than 40 years
ago, resulted on Friday in the mar
riage of Newton Livingstone, of Deer
Creek, Douglas County, and Mrs. Carrie
Hermann, of the Coquille Valley. Near
ly a half century ago the couple were
sweethearts and were engaged to be
married, but were separated by a quar
rel. Both afterward married and raised
families, and as the years went by Liv
ingstone's wife died and Mrs. Hermann
lost her husband. ,
In his loneliness Livingstone's
thoughts reverted 'to his first love, the
sweetheart of his youth, and be deter
mined to win her. He confided bis in
tentions to an acquaintance of Mrs.
Hermann, and as a result of this coa
ddence a wager of a eow the equiva
lent of legal tender in Coos County
was made between the men.
On Saturday Livingstone Appeared at
the home of his friend for the bovine,
the ceremony which united the pair
having been performed the previous
day, the Rev. W. S. Williams, of Myrtle
MIRROR SIGNALS 55 MILES
Space Between Mount St. Helens and
Council Crest Spanned.
SALEM, Or., Aug. 26. (Special.)
Messages sent 55 miles by reflecting
the rays of the sun with a mirror six
Inches in diameter was the accomplish
ment of C. B. Aitchlson. member of the
State Railroad Commissslon, last
Wednesday from the peak of Mount St.
Helens. Mr. Aitchison retprned to
"I had arranged with R. If. Dear
borne, utilities engineer of the Com
mission, to look for my signals." said
Mr. Aitchison. ' "He was stationed on
Council Crest and caught every reflec
tion of my mirror. He also signaled
me with equal success.
"One of the peculiar features of the
experiment was that someone whom
we did not know caught my signals
and replied with mirror reflections."
WILSON COMMENDS FORBES
In Accepting Resignation of Governor-General
"KXSH1HQTOS, Aug. 26. President!
Wilson's letter accepting the reslgna-J
fion nf V Cameron Forbes as Gov-1
ernor-Oeneral of the Philippines, the
full text of which has been cabled to
the Governor, says:
I realise the amount of excellent
work you have done in the Islands, both
as secretary of commerce and police
and as Governor-General, and I desire
to thank you for your faithful and
careful service. It Is my desire that
your successor should, it possible, reach
the Philippine Islands before October
16. and I therefore accept your resig
nation, to take effect September 1."
Representative Francis Burton Har
rison, of New York, is the new Gov-
JAPAN'S NqjE DELIVERED
Bryan and C'hlndu Keep Secret Ne
gotiations on Alien Land Law.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 26. Ambas
sador Chlnda late today delivered to
Secretary Bryan Japan's latest note in
the California anti-land controversy.
Secretary Bryan and Ambassador
Chlnda agreed to continue their under
standing of making public nothing con
tained in the diplomatic exchanges on
It may. be said, however, that the
latest Japanese note la couched in a
vein to carry the negotiations along
and preserve the Issue without making
any determination of the contentions
of either government. Its general tone
Is said to Indicate that the negotiations
may continue for months. In a short
time Secretary Bryan will prepare a
$27,700. 000 Allottedto
OREGON'S SHARE $800,000
Money to Be Available From
September to November.
CASH RETURNABLE IN APRIL
McAdoo Turns Over $21,800,000 to
Banks of South and Announces
That East Can Have Aid If
Legitimate Need Is Shown,
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16. Secretary
McAdoo announced today the appor
tionment, as far as It had been com
pleted, of the $50,000,000 to be depos
ited by the Government In National
banks of the -West and South to facil
itate the movement and marketing of
crops. The total amount allotted to
date Js 246.000.000. of which 224,700,000
goes to banks in the 14 Western states
and 221,800,000 to the 13 Southern
states and the District of Columbia.
The Southern banks have asked that
their share of the funds be deposited
in August and September and those in
the West want the money apportioned to
them during September, October' and
November. The money will be allowed
to remain on deposit on an average of
four or five months. All of it Is to
be returned not later than next April
and the Southern bankers, who get
their money first. In December, will be
gin turning it back into the Treasury
in monthly installments.
East Mny Be Aided Later.
In a statement announcing the ap
portionment. Secretary McAdoo said:
"The funds are deposited In the banks
in the West and South at this time be
cause it Is believed that there Is a
special demand for the money to as
sist in marketing of the crops, which
are now being harvested In these pub
lic sections, but If m the East and
elsewhere it should be shown that
there Is need for the temporary ' use
of funds for similar legitimate pur
poses, the Government will be quite
ready to extend similar aid."
Many factors were taken into con
sideration in arriving at the apportion
ment of deposits In the West and
"Among these," the Secretary said,
'.'were the Immediate needs of the lo
calities as reported by the committees
of the clearing-houses in the confer
ences held with them in Washington,
the capital of the different National
banks and the character of business
transacted by them; the amount of
money which these Banks are at the
present time advancing to their coun
try bank correspondents and the ad-
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INDEX OF TODWS NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. T4
decrees; minimum. B degrees.
TODAYS Fair; nortlmesterjy wind.
Proposal to Increaae tax on large Incomes
defeated is Senate. Page 2.
Money for moving- crops la apportioned by
Secretary McAdoo. Page 1.
Material increase 1 shown in lumber out
put for Nation. Pace 3.
Huerta falls to sain further delay; Wilson
will read meaaag-e today. Page 1.
Camlnettl trial begins. Page S.
Tbaw likely to remain long In jail. Page .
Burlington strike averted. Page 3.
Social hygiene more advanced la Philip
pines than United States. Page 2.
Republicans in Congress pick campaign
committee. Page 6.
Coast League reaulla: Portland 4. Sacra
mento 3 (11 Innings); Oakland 1. Venice
0; Los Anreles . 3, San Francisco 4.
Northwestern League results: Vancouver &
Portland 2; Spokane . Victoria 6; la
coma 4. Seattle 2. Page a.
McLaughlin retains National tennis cham
pionship by defeating William. Page 7.
Williams. Sacramento star, not to be sold
at present. -Page T.
Commercial and Marine.
Wheat cargoes secured for alt September
ships and eteamera. Page 17.
Chicago wheat weakens on Increase In
world's supply flgurea. Page 17.-
Rally in stocks follows postponement of read
ing of President's message. Fage IT.
Crippled steamer Fagelund will bs brought
to Portland. Page 16.
Governor In row with Desert Land Board.
Oregon Reserves show efficiency at Fort
Stevens drill. Page 16.
Display at Southwest Washington Fair
causes entauslaam. rage iz.
Judge Humphries intimates Seattle Mayor
may be cited for contempt. Page 4.
Addison Bennett finds Whitman County big
wheat country. Page 4.
"Portland and Vicinity.
Scores accept invitations to join buyers'
excursion. Page 1L
Oregon militiamen may man first battleship
through Panama CanaL Fage L
Women employed by city bide ages and
lealst civil service rule. Page 1 .
County Superintendent of Schools Arm
strong Indicted. Page 1.
Railroad's "bog special" Inspires farmers.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page IS.
Army of pickers to move on hop fields.
Mrs. Wortman to entertain for Boston and
Los Angeles visitors. Page 10.
City Commission make no distinction be
tween movie and other theaters.
Shushanna gold boom collapses, page 18.
J. "Hat" Hltchlngs, lawyer, sentenced for
suspicious action. Page 18.
Rush for Baker Theater season seat tickets
on. - page 3.
AU mountain lakes to be stocked with fish.
City and street railway 'officials agree on
bridge rental. Page 10.
Good results follow demonstration train's
trip to Inland Empire. Page 5.
WOMEN REBUKE ATTORNEY
Prosecutor Criticising Suffragettes
Halted by Jurors.
CHICAGO, Aug. 26. The first
woman's r-?. In Cook County, except
those "hearj-ig Insanity cases, today
gave Prosecuting Attorney William R.
Morse, of Oak Park, a few lessons In
the conduct of his office. The Jury
women were called to try a neighbor
hood case. "While waiting for wit
nesses, . Morse - addressed, the jury
women on anti-suffrage lines, protest
ing that a woman's place is in her
Mrs. W. J. Loomls, foreman of the
Jury, interrupted him:
"I understand it is no part of the
duty of the Prosecuting Attorney to
Inflict the Jury with his personal
views," she said. "We are not inter
ested In them and they have no bear
ing on the cases we are hearing."
The trial was postponed until Thurs
day, owing to the absence of witnesses.
I UUI illllWII
WITH I1B BOARD
West Fights Extension
of Morson's Time.
EXECUTIVE ALONE IN STAND
Protection of Settlers and New
Bond His Demand.
CONFISCATION, SAYS ONE
Refusal or State to Extend Contract
Would Mean Wrecking of De
schutes Land Company, De
clares One of Conferees.
SALEM1, Or Aug. 26. (Special The
most serious breach in the history of
the Desert Land Board came 'this aft
ernoon at a meeting wnen Governor
West defied the other members to ask
for an extension of the contract be
tween the Federal Go ernment and the
state for the Deschutes Land Com
A decision to ask the Secretary of
the Interior for an extension of "two
years was reached by the board at
a meeting last week, when the Gov
ernor was at his Summer home at
Escola. Hearing of the action of the
board the Governor telegraphed that he
had been treated discourteously, and
Insisted that the question be reconsid
ered at a subsequent meeting.
Governor Promises to Fight.
When the board declined to accede
to Mr. West's demands today the
Governor said he would do everything
In his power to have the Federal
Government deny an extension of the
State Treasurer Kay explained that
J. E. Morson, president of the Deschutes
Land Company, had proved that the
company waa operating within the law.
The investigation by the Interior De
partment which resulted in the exon
eration of Mr. Morson, and the Supreme
Court's decision In his favor were
recounted. Mr. Kay said Mr. Moreon
would be unable tj carry on hi buJ
nes unless an extension of time was
obtained from the Federal Government.
He thought the extension due Mr. Mor
son because of the time that had been
lost as a result of the two investi
Settlers Not Safrgusrded.
"I am opposed to granting an exten
slon of time to Morson except on cer
tain conditions," said the Governor.
"His contract with the state expires
In April, 1914. The state's contract
with the Federal Government will not
expire until April, 1915. This board is
seeking an extension of time with the
Government and not with Morson when
his contract with the state expires first.
The trouble la the contract the state
has with Morson does not safeguard the
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WOMEN IN EMPLOY
OF CITY HIDE AGES
CIVIL SERVICE REQUIREMENT
WILL BE RESISTED.
Many Fair Workers Answer Query
With 4LcgaI' and War With
Commission Is On.
War Is on between the Municipal
Civil Service Commission and women
employes at the City Hall, all because
each woman is required to place on
record with the Commission a public
statement of age. The statement Is a
part of the general historical records
being taken to use In connection with
the new efficiency record system adopt
ed by the City Commission.
Several of the women have turned In
reports giving their ages, but the ma
jority have refused and intend to tight
If necessary. Instead of giving their
ages, they have marked down "legal."
Just how far the Commission will go
In demanding that the women tell
their ages remains to be seen, but It is
expected that they will Insist on the
agea being given, as that is consid
ered an important part of the data
from which efficiency will be deter
mined. TRACK GRADING STARTED
North Bank Begins Extension Work
in Sullivan's Gulch.
Tvithln a month of obtaining a right
of way to extend a side track up Sulll
van's Gulch from its East Third-street
track, the North Bank road has begun
grading for the extension. A gang of
men and horses are now grading
roadbed to the south of the O.-W. R. &
N. track up the gulch.
Considerable grading already bas
been done at the east end of the pond
under the Grand-avenue bridge. A
right of way through this pond will be
The spur track will connect with the
East Side track at Couch street. An
other force of men is now tearing down
the old building at East Third and
East Couch streets in the path of the
extension. The switch will be built to
East Eighteenth street for the pres
ent, but later will probably be ex
tended from there.
- The new owners of the property on
both sides of the gulch, which was ac
quired by a syndicate in July, are also
having a survey made. It Is their In
tention to spend $150,000 In regrading
to adapt the property to industrial pur
poses. TAMMANY NAWES WHITMAN
. . a. -. -
Dlt-triet Attorney 1 odors' J fct
Election by New Machine.
NEW TORK, Aug. 26. Tammany Hall
tonight placed District Attorney Charles
S. Whitman, Republican, on its ticket
for re-election. The District Attorney
waa not ready to say whether he would
accept the designation, but would make
his decision known within two or three
Mr. Whitman's acceptance of the
Tammany indorsement would place -his
name on all the tickets that have so
far been nominated. The fusionists
named him for re-election, and the Re
publicans, the Progressives and Inde
pendence League have similarly des
Before Mr. Whitman returned tonight
from Bretton Woods, N. H., a telegram
was dispatched to him by Seth Low,
Republican, ex-Mayor and one of the
leaders In msny fusion movements, urg
ing Mr. Whitman to refuse the Tam
"You would not accept the Tammany
nomination for Mayor," the message
said. "Do not accept It for District
Attorney. Keep the anti-Tammany Is
sue clear and unmistakable."
CITY TO BUILD CARLINES
San Francisco Votes Bonds to Ex
tend Present Municipal System.
SAN FRANCTSCO, Aug. 26. Unoffi
cial total returns at 10 -o'clock tonight
showed that the proposition of bond
ing the city for the extension or the
municipal street railway system in San
Francisco carried by more than three
.u one. vji uiu oa,u vow casx, l,
were for the bonds and 13.761 against
them. A two-thirds vote was neces
sary for the success of the bonding
proposition, which leaves a surplus of
S04I votes, above the required percent
age. More than 100.000 voters were
The preposition of bonding the city
to extend the municipal railway lines
originated in, the need for beter street
car service to handle the exposition
crowds In 11S. Those who espoused
the bond Issue pointed to the handsome
dally profit netted by the Geary-street
municipal line now In operation.
SHATTUCK PICTURE FOUND
Painting of Pioneer Judge Hung In
A painting of E. D. Shattuck, pioneer
Circuit Judge of Multnomah County,
executed by a. San Francisco artist. in
1892, was resurrected yesterday from
the basement of the Courthouse, dusted
off and given a place on the wall behind
the bench of Circuit Judge Catena, in
department No. S.
The picture cost $500. The money
was subscribed by the lawyers of Port.
land, who wished to have a picture of
Judge Shattuck as a permanent fixture
in the Multnomah County Courthouse.
He was first elected jud?e in 1862.
servlnk until 1867. when he resigned.
In 1874 he was elected again and In
1879 resigned a second time. From 1886
to 1SA8 he was continuously on the
bench, his term expiring in the latter
year. He did not seek re-election. Judge
Shattuck died in 1900.
BE 1EB FOB GRAFT
PENALTY FOR ONE 15 YEARS
Grand Jury Concludes Probe
OTHERS NOT YET CHARGED
Superintendent Employs Attorney
and Will Fight Case on Ground
That His Acts' Were Not Intend
ed as Breach of Laws.
Indictments, charging crimes of
which one carries a maximum penalty
of IS years in the penitentiary, were
returned by the grand Jury yesterday
against A. P. Armstrong. County
Superintendent of Schools. The basis
of the charges is the alleged accept
ance of 2'J from C E. Kllngensmlth.
as a bribe to render a favorable rating
in his examination for appointment to
the police force, Mr.' Armstrong being
at the time a City Civil Service Com
missioner. The action of the Jury concluded an
Investigation of several weeks, begin
ning with the offlcal conduct of the
Commssloner, but ramifying Into many
channels of municipal affairs. The
probe started when the District Attor
ney was Informed that there had been
a system of barter and sale of posi
tions in the City Civil Service.
Examination of 1012 Probed.
All the rumors pointed to one group
of officers who took an examination
in February, 1912. The District Attor
ney started by summoning the entire
list, consfstng of George E. Teeters.
John S. Thompson. Wlllam F. Ma as.
M. D. Wells. A. F. Gordon. Eugene
Schiller. Harry H. Holland, Christ
Johnson, William J. . Dillon, John N.
Cordes and C E. Kllngensmlth. Many
of these were eliminated immediately
by their positive denials th'.A they hid
b approached in any wa;
Xeeters, Thompson, . Schiller and
Kllngensmlth, however, admitted va
rious degrees of negotiation, furnish
ing a basis for further Inquiry.
Thompson said he 'was "felt out," but
no money proposal was made. Teeters
testified he was asked to contribute,
but postponed his decision. Schiller
said he was asked to contribute, but
returned a defiant answer.
Two Tell of Bribe.
Kllngensmlth admitted he paid De
tective Craddock $20 to be delivered to
Armstrong, and Craddock says that the
money was delivered. It is on this
testimony that the prosecution rests.
Much speculation has been aroused
by the appearance on the indictment as
one of the witnesses of L. -H. Mark
ham. This man formerly was a busi
ness associate of Armstrong, with of
fices in the Henry buldlng, and the
officers referred to him as the man
who made the preliminary advances
on behalf of Armstrong. When the
case was taken up Markham was miss
ing, but later was found by Deputy
District Attorney Maguire in Seattle
and came to Portland to give ' testi
mony before the grand Jury. The na
ture of bis statement has not been
Other Cases) Are Investigated.
Besides these witnesses, others ex
amined and appearing on the indict
ment were Captain Baty, Captain Slo
yer. Captain Keller, of the police de
partment; C M. Ssnosky, and Robert
Armstrong. These witnesses are be
lieved to have given evidence on col
lateral matters, particularly the al
leged giving by Armstrong of an ad
vance list of examination questions, on
which Keller and Craddock prepared
so that they stood at the head of the
l .... . . ,
) "SW ilor captaincy. TO. and
; other aide issues coming belore the
grand Jury have not been made the
basis ot action so far.
Speculation also exists aa to the
status of Detective Craddock, who, by
his own statements, was technically an
accomplice ot Armstrong, As the de
tective is believed to have made a full
statement and condoned bis acta to
some extent. It Is not likely that ac
tion will be taken against him.
Arsntrtronsr to Klgbt Csargca.
Armstrong has engaged Attorney
Frank T. Collier for his defense, and
will fight the charges on the conten
tion that his -acts contained no intent
to commit la "crime. He will deny the
acceptanceslof money, it is said.
Other indictments were returned, aa
G. F. Abrams, obtaining money by
false pretenses by passing a bad
check for $25 on F. Fox; George Papas,
contributing to the delinquency of a
minor, Samuel Rleman, aged IS; Harry
S. Palmer, nonsupport of wife and four-rnontbs-old
baby; C. A. Steuwe, for
having in his possession a forged check
for 8150, which he is alleged to have
tried to pass.
Militants' Truce Not Complete.
LONDON, Aug. 26. The news of the
truce between, the militant suffragettes
and the British government evidently
has not reached the districts outside of
London, as a fine country house in the
suburban town of Finchley, to the
north of London, was burned earlf to
day by suffragette sympathizers. The
place waa occupied only by a care