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VOL. Mil. XO. 16,462.
PORTLAND, OREGOX. FRIDAY. AUGUST 29, 1913.
PRICE FiVE CEN'TS.
HOPE OF PEACE IN
Huerta's Attitude Is
DEFINITE PROMISE RUMORED
Assurance Given pf Help in
PRIDE IS DELICATE ISSUE
frtted Stales Avers It Has So De
sire to Interfere With Sover
eign Rights Tension Is
MEXICO CITY, An. SS-Tfce -mttmnt
of tbe return of Joha I.lnd
to Mexico brougat from Seaor Gamboa
the declaratloa tonight that Mexico
agreed to aothlnar aad that Seaot
Gamhoa'a note of August 28 to Mr.
I.lnd waa the last communlralloa he
WASHINGTON', Aug-. 28. President
Wilson received a long message from
John Lind at Vera Crui late tonight
outlining: the prospects of a settlement
of the Mexican problem In most optl
While absolute silence was main
tained at the White House there was a
well-defined impression in official cir
cles that the Huerta government and
Mr. Lind had reached a preliminary
agreement which might lead to peace
in the Southern republic
It was said on high authority that
the situation was more encouraging
than It has been at any time since Mr.
Llnd went to Mexico. The message to
the President was essentially a sum
mary of the points made by the Huerta
rovernment in ita last note, which was
carried to Vera Crux today by Colonel
More Frinkifil Show.
While no details were made public
it Is understood that both, tbe United
States and tha Huerta government feel
they can now renew negotiations on a
franker basis. There were persistent
reports current that Huerta -had said
he would make public an announce
ment of his intention not to be a candi
date in tbe coming election, but they
lacked confirmation in official quar
ters. It is admitted that the attitude of
the Huerta administration Is much
more friendly than at any time in the
Huerta Becomea Immediate Isaac.
The two notes exchanged by Llnd
and Gamboa were published in full
here today, and official Washington
read them closely.
Interest waa manifest In Llnd's sug
gestion that all proposals be laid aside
for the present, except that which asks
Huerta not to be a candidate in the
It was learned that, while President
Wilson knew the gist of Mr. Llnd's
second proposal, he was not acquainted
until today with the text of the com
munication in which Mr. Lind promised
that, if his last suggestions were ac
cepted, assurances would be given
American bankers of the moral sup
port of the American Government for
a loan to rehabilitate the finances of
the present Mexican regime. The White
House view of the offer of . the loan
was that, should the present effort
to bring about peace appear to be bear
ing fruit, it would be Incumbent on the
United States to help Mexico straighten
out her financial tangles.
Proposal Closely Examined.
The statement of Senor Gamboa that
Huerta, as provisional President of
Mexico, was prohibited by the Mexican
constitution from succeeding himself
and that the American contention,
therefore, was unnecessary was scru
tinised closely. Some officials pointed
out that no guarantee existed that
President Huerta would not resign
prior to the election and thereby make
'himself eligible. It will be suggested,
too. that to accept the citation of the
Huerta constitution .as sufficient re
striction on Huerta's candidacy might
be construed as a recognition of Huerta
as the constitutionally chosen ruler.
However, hope was found In the vig
orous disclaimer of Senor Gamboa that
anyone should have suspected 'Huerta
of desiring to become a candidate. This
was regarded as a tacit implication
that Huerta finally would not enter
the Presidential race.
Pride la Chief Obstacle.
The chief difficulties now, accord
ing to Administration officials, are the
questions of pride and national honor
involved. Protestations by Senor Gam
boa that to yield to the contentions of
the United estates would be a surren
der of sovereignty and would permit a
foreign government to veto the candi
dacy of individuals in Mexican elections
hereafter have been met by the state
ment of officials here that the United
States has not the slightest' desire to
interfere with the sovereign rights of
There was confidence in official cir
cles that by tbe exchange of other
communications, both Mexico and the !
United States would further clarify
their positions on this point, imputa
tions of dictation would be removed
and any changes brought about in
Mexico at any rate would result from
tbe voluntary acts of ths Mexican ad
tConciuded on Pace 2.)
FAMILY DUTY PUT
SUPPORT WIFE Oil QUIT BOOKS,
IS ORDER OF COURT.
University of Washington Boy, Who
Married In Haste, Finds Obstacle
In Way f Annulment.
SEATTLE, Wish, Aug. 28. (Spe
cial.) If the procuring of a university
education interferes with the student's
support of his wife, the educational
work will have to be omitted, accord
ing to the decision of Judge Humphries,
in divorce proceedings before him to
day. Thomas A. Cushman, a student at the
University of Washington, is seeking
annulment of his marriage with Mer
rill Cushman at Tacoma on July 3. last.
The husband was 18 and the wife 17
years old at the time of marriage and
the license was procured without the
consent of parents and under the rep
resentation that the parties were of
age. They had known each other only
a few weeks.
The couple separated immediately
after the marriage and have since lived
with their respective parents.
Answering the annulment complaint
the wife asked for an order for the
payment of alimony pending the liti
gation. Cushman was cited to show cause
why he should not pay 125 a month,
and told the court that he is a student.
lived with his parents and had no
sources of Income.
Judge Humphries held that a man's
first duty is to his family and that
Cushman alone was responsible for his
domestic responsibilities; that if his
studies interfered with the support of
his wife he must give up the education
and engage in something that brings
in a revenue. ,
CENSORS OF MOVIES QUIT
Yakima Committee Unable to View
Theater Films Dally.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash., Aug. 28.
Special.) North Yakima's attempt at
a municipal inspection of motion-picture
shows has apparently failed, al
though an attempt will be made to
draft a new ordinance specifying what
is permissible and what is objection
able. The board of censors, consisting
of Superintendent A. C. Davis, of the
city schools: Secretary Marie Lindgren,
of Young Women's Christian Associa
tion; Rector Alfred Lock wood, of the
Episcopal Church, and two others,
found they could not do their duty
when movie managers changed films
daily. Tbe .ordinance provided, a
penalty for running a film after it
had been condemned.
Since asking the ordinance changed,
the censors have not attempted to at
tend the five theaters dally and no
censorship has been exercised.
PARASITES ARE KEPT COOL
Insects Imported to Kill Black Scale
Relieved by Fans.
SACRAMENTO. Ctl.. Aug. 28. Elec
tric fans and ice cakes were pressed
into service at the California State
Insectary today to save the lives of
100 Calcide flies, "black scale" parasites
recently imported from the West Indies.
The heat of the last few days has
been killing the precious Insects at an
alarming rate and Superintendent
Vosler conceived the idea of lowering
the temperature in the room, where the
files were being allowed to breed. The
success of the experiment was notlcable
almost immediately, for the insects be
came active under the cooler air breeze
forced into the room over ice.
The flies were sent to California by
the Imperial director of agriculture of
the West Indian government.
CITIZENS BURN RESORT
Alameda Club Destroyed When
Council Delays Taking Action.
ALAMEDA, Cal., Aug. 28. Unwilling
to wait for the Alameda Council to take
action for the removal of the North
Star Club building, which gained an
unsavory reputation following recent
arrests of young men and a girl, an
gered citizens burned the place down
The fire department turned out to
fight tbe blaze but it is said the ef
forts of the firemen were perfunctory
and the building was destroyed.
INCENDIARY FIRE STOPPED
Gasoline Indicates Origin of Blaze
at 330 Taylor Street.
Fire pf Incendiary origin at mid
night caused slight damage to a
wooden rooming house at 330 Taylor
street. After a quick run the fire de
partment caught the blase before it
secured a good start.
Fumes of gasoline still hung about
the rear of the house, approachable
througn a dark alley, and there was
evidence that the outside walls and
steps had been drenched with the fluid.
No on waa found about the place.
TYPHOON SWEEPS JAPAN
More Than 60 Persons Killed and
in Tokio 15,000 Houses Flooded.
TOKIO, Aug. 28. Extensive loss of
life and property has been caused
throughout Japan by the typhoon which
has raged here for several days. More
than tfb persons have been killed and
hundreds of bridges and houses de
stroyed. In Toklo itself 15,000 bouses were in
undated. A party of 17 children was' lost while
climbing Mount Koma-Ga-Take.
Carnegie Gift Put to
PURPOSE TOLD IN SYMBOLS
Ancient Horrors of War De
picted in Stained Glass.
GIFTS MADE BY NATIONS
Great Temple at The Hague One of
Most Impressive of Modern
Buildings to Be Seen Any
where In Europe.
THE HAGUE. Aug. 28. The .Palace
of Peace was dedicated here today.
The ceremony of handing the edifice
over to the Dutch foreign minister
was carried out in the great court
in the presence of Queen Wllhelmlna,
Dowager Queen Emma and Prince
Consort Henry. These were surround
ed by a distinguished gathering of
diplomats, representatives of peace so
cieties and people prominent in the
arts and sciences.
Abraham VanKarnebeek. president of
the Carnegie Foundation, with a brief
speech, handed the palace into the care
of its appointed custodian. He eulo
gised the interest shown in the peace
movement by the queen and emphasized
the significance of the inauguration of
the palace, expressing particular thanks
for the generosity of Andrew Carnegie
Caracsrle Eulogised la French.
Jonkheer Reneke van Swlnderen, the
retiring Dutch minister for foreign af
fairs, then accepted the custody of the
building on behalf of the diplomatic
corps, in which It is vested, under the
presidency of the Dutch fqrelgn min
ister. He paid tribute to the late Mel
ville W. Fuller, former chief justice
of the United States 8upreme Court,
and others now dead, who had adorned
the court of arbitration. He followed
with a few sentences In French
eulogistic of Andrew Carnegie. Then,
turning to Mr. Carnegie, who was
standing beside him and breaking into
English, he said:
'Mr. Carnegie, there is no doubt. I
should think, that you today are the
happiest man among us, seeing In these
surroundings the transformation of
your, beautiful high-spirited munifi
cence into this future seat if inter
national tribunal. In the name of the
civilized powers of the world, I address
World Shares Views.
The whole world shares your views
(Concluded on Page 4.)
$ Fin i 1
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. S3
decrees; minimum, o decrees,
TODAYS Probably fair; southeasterly
Washington encouraged by new developments
In Mexican situation. Pass L
Brltlsh press doubts success of Wilson's
poller. Pas 2.
Americans heeding warning to leavs Mexico.
Llnd remains at Vera Cruz, awaiting Invi
tation to go to Mexico City. Page i
Foreign. Great peace tempi dedicated at The Hague.
Jerome's quest of Quebec's Premier In
Thaw case is in vain. Page 1.
Democratic caucus agrees on currency bill.
Currency bill unlikely to become law at spe
cial session. Page 8.
Polndexter denies charges of nepotism.
Senate leaders agree to laarease Income tax
on large fortunes. Page .
Wile of candy man brings bevy of candy
girls Into court to support divorce claims.
Mrs. Dlggs winces at Marsha Warrington's
tsle In court. Page 1.
Candy girls tell of stolen kisses. Page 3.
Pacific Coast league results: Portland 5. Sac
ramento 2 (o Innings, rain); San Fran
rlsco 3. Los Angeles 2; Oakland 2, Venice
1. Page 8.
Northwestern League results: Vancouver 3,
Portland 0; Seattle S, Tacoma 1; Spokane
6. Victoria 3. Page 8.
Score of yesterday's Portland-Sacramento
game Is In dispute. Page 8.
Van Blerck sinks In powerboat . races at
Keokuk. Is, page 8.
Plea made at La Grande for aged Methodist
ministers. Page 8.
Court places family duties above education.
Weston, Or.. In heart of good grain belt,
shows evidence of much prosperity.
White Cedar Festlvsl attracts crowds to
Bandon. Page 6.
Source of Oregon City typhoid epidemic re
mains mystery. Page 7.
Southern Oregon pioneers gather. Page 9.
Commercial aad Marine.
Naval militia will have two-day drill on
lower river. Page 18. -
Hay crop of Northwest finer than for years.
Steady upwsrd movement of Wall street
stocka Page 19.
rortland aad Vicinity.
Commissioner Dleck explains objection to
"bllucrete" paving. Pag 14.
Lost pen, returning from India, pays 80
cents duty. Page 1.
Picture-enlargement agent haled Into
court on fraud charges. Page 13.
Boston attorneys hold that dock bond Is
sue Is Illegal. Pag 1.
Crowds view Colonel Thatcher's unique trap
pings. Page 14.
Undertakers of Oregon and Washington to
bold Joint session. Page a.
Day school for minor employes may be tried
as experiment. Page ?.
Actor likes dress extremes on other man's
wife. Psge 7.
End of Mexican strife predicted by banker
now In Portland. Page 18.
Effect of deep channel Is shown. Psge IS.
Portland girl gets art prise. Psge 12.
Fashion's latest decree seen In Portland.
Orpheura bookings promise some good bills.
Cblldren from Boys' and Girls' Aid 8oclety
have Jolly excursion and outing. Page 4.
BRYAN LECTURES AGAIN
Secretary at Chautauqua Refuses to
Discuss Mexican Situation.
NEW YORK, Aug. 28. Secretary of
State William J. Bryan delivered a
Chautauqua lecture here tonight- He
declined to discuss the Mexican situa
tion. After the lecture Secretary Bryan
motored to Kenton, where he took a
late train for Washington.
IS. DIGGS WINCES
AT TALE IN COURT
"Other Woman" Tells
- of Trip to Reno.
TESTIMONY AGAIN UNSAVORY
Judge Warns Members of Fair
Sex but None Leaves.
DEFENSE IS ANTICIPATED
State Shows Note Resigning Position
"Written by Camlnettl as Proof
That More Than Short Trip
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28. For the
first time since the story of her hus
band's infidelity became public Mrs.
Maury I. Dlggs .neard it today from
the lips .of Marsha Warrington, the
The girl told the same story that
branded Dlggs a white slaver and told
it more confidently, more firmly, more
adulbly. though in less detail. In the
case of F. Drew Caminettl on trial as
in that of Dlggs, she remains the chief
witness for the Government although
the name of Lola Norrls is the one
coupled with that of Caminettl in the
Mrs. Diggs sat just Inside the rail
dividing; the audience from the bar
of the court. She- listened intently.
rigidly, wincing at passages of test!
mony more poignantly painful than
Wife Wlncea at Testlmoay.
"How often did you meet him?" asked
Theodore Roche, conducting the direct
"About every other night," answered
Marsha Warrington. Mrs. Dlggs
winced, her brows tightened and a
drawn look came about her mouth. Be.
side ber sat one of her husband's aunts.
stroking her clinched hand soothingly,
Dlggs himself waa at tbe rear of the
courtroom among the spectators.
Many of those were women. Renewed
interest In the case was shown today
by increased attendance. There was
again the spectacle of long files In the
corridors. Jostling for admission. One
woman, who had been a constant at'
tendant at the Dlggs trial, rose from
the morning session and took her place
at the head of the tile, there to stand
for two hours without luncheon that
she might be present for the afternoon
Coart's Admonitions Vaheedrd.
The pointed admonitions of the court
had no effect on these women young
(Concluded on Page 3.)
LOST PEN RETURNS
FROM TRIP TO INDIA
SLOVER PATS SO CENTS DUTY
TO RECOVER WANDERER.
Fountain Writing Stick, Dropped in
Missionary Box, Enriches Gov
ernment on Way Home.
Nearly a year ago E. A. Slover. then
Chief, now captain of police, lost his
fountain pen. Yesterday he paid the
United States Custom-House 30 cents
duty and got It back. In the interim
the pen had traveled some 20.000 miles.
Though the pen was made in Amer
ica and It was not the owner's fault
that It ever got beyond the boundary.
The hawk-like gaze of Government em
ployes spotted tbe manufactured article
and recognized It as belonging in
schedule "Z,' or some other portion
of the Payne-Aldrich act. Therefore it
was shunted from the domain of Post
master Myers to that of Collector Milt
Miller and Captain Slover had to call on
the customs officer to recover his
Last October, while helping other
members of the Free Methodist Church
pack a missionary box. Captain Slover
missed bis pen. He overturned every
thing at the police station and his
home, even pulling up a post be had
set, but found no pen.
Six months later, last April, tidings
came. " Mrs. Margaret Taylor, a mis
sionary at Yeotmal, Berar, India, open
ing a box of prunes, found the pen,
and by the label on the box, traced it
back to the congregation which had
sent the package. She notified persons
here and they traced the pen's owner
ship to Captain Slover.
"I don't mind the 30 cents," said the
captain yesterday. "The pen -was a
valuable keepsake before and It is
doubly so now."
SCHOOL MORALS DEFENDED
Tacoma Teachers Learn of Quiet In-
vcstigatlon by State.
TACOMA, Wash.. Aug. 28. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Josephine Preston. State
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
told some 400 Tacoma school teachers,
at their Fall institute today, of an In
vestigation that has been made by the
state as a result of Imputations that
the morals In the public high schools
are not what they should be.
Mrs. Preston spoke on "The Quesc
tlon of Service" at the opening session
of the institute.
"Criticism has been made that our
high schools are not able r naintais
as high moral - standards - is .. they
should," said. Mrs. Preston. "The quiet
investigation that the achool people of
our state have been able to make has
disproved much of what la said, and yet
this criticism places a heavy responsi
bility upon all of us to do more than
our part in giving the people of our
state a clear vision of what our high
schools are doing, and to demonstrate
that their standards are high, both
morally and educationally."
TIMBER TO BE OFFERED
Government to Sell 100,000.000
Feet on Olympic Peninsula.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Aug. 28. More than 100,000,000
board feet of timber on tbe Olympic
Peninsula, Washington, is being offered
for sale by the Forest Service, .and
other sales in the same locality are
soon to he announced. The timber to
be disposed of at this time consists of
8.136,048 feet of Douglas fir, 1,100.193
feet of Western red cedar, 21,230,402
feet of hemlock and 329.516 feet of
Western white pine. The minimum
prices at which the timber will be sold
are 11.55 per thousand feet for Doug
las fir and white pine saw timber, E0
cents for hemlock and 83 for cedar saw
timber. Cedar poles will be sold for 1
cent a linear foot up to 45 feet In
length: above that the charge will be
1 cents a foot
Total returns from the sale will be in
the neighborhood of $26,000, of which 35
per cent goes to the State of Wash
ington for schools and roads in Clallam
and Jefferson counties.
NEW SIGNS ARE ADMITTED
Illuminated Advertising, Hotly Op
posed, Passed by Council.
By adopting an ordinaance permit
ting the use of several new varieties
of electric display signs within the
fire limits of the city and fixing a li
cense on all electric signs on a square
foot basis, the City Commission yester
day terminated a lengthy fight and
paved the way for a material Increase
In the city's license revenue.
When the ordinance becomes effect
ive It will be possible to erect within
the fire limits only such electric signs
as are built of fireproof material and
in which letters are outlined in In
candescent electric globes, gas Jets or
magnifying bullseye lenses or 'prisms.
RAINDROPS PATTER DOWN
Smart Shower Kinds People Gener
ally Armed With Umbrellas.
Taxi chauffeurs, rolling their weather
eyes at the clouds that threatened from
the heights, began to rig their canopy
tops. This was at 1 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. At 4 the spattering drops
beginning to merge on the asphalt,
they began to clamp the chains on
their rear tires.
For everyone thought that it looked
like rain, and many predicted an old-
fashioned. down-East thunder shower,
with celestial pyrotechnics. Umbrellas
appeared like mushrooms after Just the
kind of a rain that was expected.
Nine one-hundredths of an inch was
the actual precipitation yesterday.
PREMIER IS VAIN
Thaw Lawyers Rejoice
OFFICIAL LEAVES COUNTRY
Tribute to Lord Haldane Is Bar
to Further Action.
BAIL IS THOUGHT UNWISE
Prisoner In Jail Is Still Safe From
Immigration Authorities Chauf
feur Will Not Tell Secret
SHERBROOKE, Aug. 28. Harry K
Thaw's lawyers, successful .so far In
keeping their client in JaiL safe from
the immigration - authorities, rejoiced
tonight when they received word from
Quebec that the trip of William Trav
ers Jerome to see Sir J. Gouin, Provin
cial Premier and Attorney-General,
had been in vain.
Mr. Jerome, leader of the New York
ftate forces seeking Thaw's return to
Matteawan, accompanied by Deputy
Attorney-General Franklin Kennedy,
left here last night, hoping to lay be
fore the Tremler facts that would per
suade him to sweep aside the commit
ment on which Thaw is held in Sher
brooke and place him in the bands of
tbe immigration authorities.
Premier Goes to Xtw York.
Presumably Mr. Jerome did not
know that the Premier was to leave '
Quebeo for New York pto Join thos-e
paying tribute to Lord Haldane, who
is to arrive there from England tomor
row. Similarly this fact was not known
to Louis St Laurent, engaged by Thaw
to defend "Gentleman Roger" Thomp
son, the chauffeur. Although con
cerning himself chiefly with the
Thompson case. Mr.' St. Laurent is a
resident of Quebec, a Liberal and sup-
' oorter of the Premier and he waa dis
patched thither, it was understood, to
uso whatever influence he could brins
to bear against the Premier's takln;
any action in tbo Thaw case at this
ChanfTewr Win Not Tell.
He will return here tomorrow to de
fend Thompson when the latter is ar
raigned before District Magistrate
Mulvena on a charge of aiding an un
desirable alien to cross the border. If
Thompson can prove that he Is a Brit
ish subject he cannot be deported, but
he can be fined a maximum of 500 or
Imprisoned for three months.
Thompson said tonight that ha would
plead not guilty and absolutely would
not tell how Thaw planned the escape.
One of Thaw's counsel said tonight
that his admissison to bail he would re
gard as an extremely unwise move.
BRIDGE WORK IS RUSHED
Every Effort Being Made to Open
Viaduct for Cars September 1.
If 100 men, working as fast as they
are able, can rush the work through
In time, the O.-W. R. N. bridge will
be opcred to car service on September
1. But it will be a tight race. .
In tbe effort to have the disabled
upper deck span ready for streetcars
in time for Labor Day, George W.
Boschke, chief engineer of the O.-W.
R. t N. Company Is superintending
much of the work in person.
Within a. week of the reopening of
car service Mr. Boschke said that one
side of the bridge would be opened to
pedestrians. Whether the bridge can
be opened to all traffic in two more
weeks he said, depends almost entire
ly on the weather.
TERRIER ADOPTS KITTENS
Feline Orphans Nursed by Canine
Mother, Who Lost Puppies.
SALEM, Or, Aug. 28. (Special.) In
lieu of ber first two puppies, which died
a few days after they were whelped,
two orphan kittens have been adopted
by a fox terrier belonging to T. AL
Jones, a liveryman of this city. The
kittens were found this morning con
tentedly nursing their new mother,
and, Mr. Jones says, the terrier and
her adopted family seem to be living
peaceably and happily.
"An astonishing thing about the
adoption," said Mr.' Jones,' "is that tbe
terrier has never liked cats. In fact,
she has been a bitter enemy of tha
whole feline family. Tbe mother 'of
the kittens was killed by a dray about
the time the terrier lost her puppies.''
ONE YEAST CAKE IS POSTED
Three Cents Spent on Postage for
a 1-2 -Cent Parcel.
VANCOUVER, Wash, Aug. 28. (Spe
cial. ) An order for 2ii cents' worth of
yeast was received by mall today by
Page. Davis Co, and filled by parcel
post. A physician In Woodland sent a
yeast ticket and inclosed 1 cent extra
for postage. The letter required 2 cents
and the package a penny, so the post
age for the yeast cake amounted to
half a cent more than the selling price-
This Is tha smallest order to be seat
through by parcel post from here.