Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 29, 1913, Page 2, Image 2

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Friday and Saturday
Press Skeptical of Value of
Moral Force Alone.
Envoy Remains at Vera Cruz
but Huerta's Yielding Atti
tude Is Confirmed. '
aoon aies
Determination Is General to Obej
Warning to Leave, bnt Many
Wonder Whether Hidden
Meaning Can Be Fonnd.
VERA CRUZ. M. Alls. 88. Presi
dent Wilson's representative, John
LInd. will remain in Vera. Crus sev
eral days. This announcement was
made late tonight. Only unexpected
happening's or a special request from
the Mexican government will cause
him to return to Mexico City.
The fact Is now confirmed that Gen
eral Huerta has notified Mr. Lind that
his government Is willing to renew the
conference and that he is disposed to
accept Presidents Wilson's terms In
order to secure peace and future rec
ognltion of the Mexican government.
Conservative Mexicans here express
themselves as hoping that General
Huerta will abide by this determina
tion as they are anxious for the paci
fication of the country.
So far Senor Gamboa. Minister of
Foreign Affairs, has not asked Mr.
Lind to return to the capital. It is
further announced that Mr. Lind will
make Vera Cruz his headquarters be
cause he has suffered from ill health in
Mexico City.
Hale Ges t Savaaaak.
William Bayard Hale sailed this
morning on the steamer Morro Castle
For Savannah. He will proceed to
Washington. Mr. Hale had a long con
ference with Mr. Lind prior to sailing,
and the latter attaches much impor
tance to Doctor Hale's trip to Wash
ington, where he will place the whole
ltuation before the President.
Toward the end of the conference
they were Joined by Rear Admiral
Fletcher. The Morro Castle was de
tained in port more than two hours
waiting for Mr. Hale. It is expected
the warships will be distributed as
follows: At Vera Crus the Louisiana,
Michigan and South Carolina; at Tam
pico. New Hampshire. Tuxpan and Ma-
zatlan. Tacoma; Campeche, heeling.
One transport will carry supplies for
the fleet and the Nashville will carry
orders. All vessels have Instructions to
receive refugees and to furnish the
transportation to the united states rla
Vera Cruz.
.Among American residents in Mexico
the urgent warning from the united
Mates Government that they should
leave the country immediately at first
caused anxiety in some cases ap
preaching consternation, and later a
general determination to abide by the
Governratnt's Injunction, no matter
what the monetary cost.
Warning; Cannes Surprise.
American residents In the capital
are at a loss to know how to inter
pret the peremptory warning issued
by President Wilson to leave the re
public Somewhat - reassured by the
declaration that armed Intervention is
not Intended, they are now wondering
whether there is a hidden meaning
back of the latest warning.
The American Consulate-General was
crowded throughout the day by Amer
icans of all classes, seeking detailed
information. The Consul-General, Ar
nold Shanklin. was unable to give any
advice other than that based on in
structions from the State Department
sent to all consuls in his district a
message that they should advise all
Americans In their territory to leave
Mexico at once.
Americana Planning? to Obey,
Most of the Americans who called
at the consulate are planning to reg
ister their property and obey Wash
ington's injunction. The great ma
jority of those who have been able
to arrange their affairs have already
departed from the capital and some
from other places. Those who remain
have ' for the most part interests to
leave behind which would mean the
sacrifice of their only means of live
lihood. The warning creates something like
consternation among a few Americans.
It will probably, however, result in a
new exodus, and the general rule Is to
abandon everything they possess when
their lives are endangered.
Constitutionalist Losses . Reported
Heavy in Attacks on City.
LAREDO. Texas. Aug. J8. Thirty
five hundred men perished in the seven
constitutionalist attacks on Torreon
between July 17 and July 28 and since
that time fever has become epidemic,
food is scarce and no aid has been able
to reach the city, according to travel
era from the vicinity of Torreon who
reached here today. Not more than 25
.Americans remain in the city and all
are reported safe.
The constitutionalists are declared
to have lost 3000 men. most of them in
a disastrous attempt to flood the city
by diverting the course of Kiedas
River from its headgates through the
valley. They were caught in a cross
fire from Federal machine guns. They
later withdrew to Durango. The Fed
eral loss was about 500.
Reports also were received here to
day of the burning of the Labella
Union cotton print factory, 10 miles
from Saltlllo. last Friday, by a band
of rebels under Juan Muniz. It is said
that Munis first demanded a "loan" of
300,000 pesos, reducing It finally to
10.000 pesos, and when this was ig
nored the plant, valued at JSOO.OuO.
was destroyed.
Rebel Accused of Aiding Aviator.
EL PASO. Texas, Aug. 28. Emanual
Balche Alcalde, a- Mexican rebel offi
cer, was arrested here today on a
charge of aiding Didier Masson, the
French aviator, to smuggle his aero
plane from Loa Angeles to the rebels
In Sonora last May. he was released
on $2500 bond. He will have a pre
liminary hearing tomorrow before
United States Commissioner Oliver.
Judge Humphries Makes Permanent
Injunction Against Socialists.
SEATTLE. Wash, Aug. 21. Superior
Judge Humphries today made perma
nent the temporary order Issued by him
restraining Socialist orators from hold
ing street meetings in the area bound
ed by Pike and Pine streets. West
Lake Boulevard and Fourth avenue.
The Judge assailed Mayor Cottertll,
denounced the Socialists and engaged
in arguments with persons in the au
dience who took Issue with points in
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Imperator Catches Fire White
Docked at Hoboken.
Armed Guards Hold Back 1)31 T."n
inspected Passengers After They
Leave Giant Vessel Second
Officer la Killed.
XEW YORK. Aug. 2S. Fire which
today swept the steamship Imperator,
the largest vessel afloat, as she lay
docked In Hoboken. caused the death
of Second Otflcer Herman Gobrecht,
the serious Injury of Seaman Stumpf,
and created a panic among the 1131
steerage passengers who were aboard
Gobrecht's body was found In the
hold, where he had been cut off from
his men whom he had led In a flht
against the flames. His body was un
touched by fire. Stumpf was rescued
after having gone down In the vessel
with lines. It waa thought he was
dead, but he was revived later at a
U Officials of the line estimated that
the damage to the vessel itself would
not be great. Great quantities of sup
plies were made useless, however, by
the flames, smoke and water. Nearly
2,000,000 gallons of water were poured
on the fire. The company announced
that the ship would sail Saturday, as
scheduled, and the damage would be
repaired, so far as possible, at sea.
When the fire was checked at t
O'clock the vessel had Hated 15 de
grees. The small army in the steerage.
aroused from their 'sleep ' by the
crackling of flames, rushed panic
stricken for the pier. None of the
steerage passengers had been Inspected
by the customs or health authorities.
Because of this, armed guards sur
rounded them. The immigration au
thorities rushed them to Ellis Island
this forenoon.
The great ship was dark, with all
on board asleep, when smoke, ascend
ing from the provision-room, was dis
covered. The complex fire-flghtlng apparatus
of the vessel was set in motion.'
For three-quarters of an hour they
fought the fire with only the Im
perator's own apparatus. Then, de
spairing of success, the Hoboken fire
department was notified and a gen
eral alarm sounded.
Heavy Downpour at This Time
Would Be Bad bnt Light Showers
Are Looked On With Favor.
(Special.) Rain started falling here
this afternoon abouf 2 o'clock. If It
does not continue more than tonight
it will be a great help to the harvest
ing of the hop crop. It will not only
clean the dust off -the hops and vines,
but will also clear the atmosphere and
will do a great deal to rid the hops of
the red spider.
On the' other hand, the bops are so
heavy in some yards if it keeps up it
will no doubt break a good many
wires. Picking started in some of the
yards yesterday and more today. It
will be the middle or last of next week
before all yards are In operation. Hun
dreds of pickers are coming in each
day on every train and boat as well as
by wagons. It looks as if there will
be an abundance of help to save the
entire crop.
The market at this time Is quiet.
none of the growers being disposed to
sell at the present prices. There will
be no movement in the market until
after the first two or three days, as
the total yield can then be estimated
accurately. - Later reports which came
In this afternoon are to tne effect that
the red spider has done much damage.
and that the rain is needed to wash
them off the vines.
Third Consignment of Year Sent to
Douglas County.
ROSEBURG. Or., Aug. 28. (Special.)
The state' fish car will arrive here
tomorrow with 177 cans of bass, which
will be planted in the South Umpqua
River. This will make the third con
signment of fish received In Douglas
County from the state hatchery during
the past few months.
Local sportsmen are enthused over
the prospect of future fishing In Doug
las County, and are doing everytbing
possible toward- aiding the officials
in stamping out Illegal fishing. Fish
ing and game clubs have been organ
ized in many sections of the county,
and in some Instances resolutions have
been adopted characterising the game
and fish hog as an undesirable.
Roslyn Cascade Coal melts on the
fire. Phone Main 358. A 3358.
In Nw Tork In July 26 persons were
killed la tb atresia fif automobiles.
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Americans Heeding Warning
to Get Out of Mexico.
State Department Believes Fewer
Than Thousand Will Remain in
Southern Republic In Two
Weeks From Xow.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28. Americans
in Mexico are heeding President Wil
son's warning to get out and State
Department officials believe that two
weeks hence there hardly will be 1000
of them left In the troubled southern
Although many had refused to con
sider leaving before the word canra of
the President's advice, hundreds have
been starting for home or abroad dally
during the last three weeks and it Is
estimated that nearly 10,000, or about
as many as still are in Mexico, have
gotten away.
Of those now preparing to leave. 4000
will need help from the Government,
so the 8100,000 appropriation asked for
by Secretary Bryan some time ago to
aid refugees will be needed Immediate,
ly. Of the 4000. about 3000 will come
out by the East coast ports and the
northern border, the other 1000 through
the West coast ports.
Thousands Aided Recently.
Since last February, the State De
partment has aided. It waa said today,
between 40U0 and 6000 refugees, fur
nishing money or transportation in
some instances and in others securing
special rate or accommodations which
the individuals themselves couKI not
Department officials estimate that
there were about 60,000 Americans in
Mexico two or three years ago, and
Ambassador Wilson places the number
as high as 75.OO0. In aiding American
refugees the American teo cross has
spent 823,000 and last year the trips
which the Army transport Buford made
down the West coast to Masatlan.
Manzanillo, Topolobampo and other
ports cost the v ar Department about
British Vlce-Conanl PTalaed.
High praise of R. A. Cunard Cum
mins, British vice-consul at Gomez
Palaclo, which was In the center of
the recent fighting around Torreon. was
given In a report today from American
Consular Agent Carothers. at Torreon,
who said Mr. Cummins on several oc
casions risked his life in his efforts
to assist British and American subjects
and that he harbored large numbers
of refugees in his own home, among
them about 30 Chinese, who feared a
repetition of the massacre of a few
years ago.
The price of foodstuffs in certain sec
tions has. become almost prohibitive, -It
was reported, meat having gone from
80 cents to 32 a kilo, and eggs from S
cents to 20 cents each.
fContlnued From First Page.)
ministration. So far as the Washing
ton Government is concerned it has
been made plain that It hopes merely
that a peaceful settlement of the dif
ficulties may be reached, regardless of
how the Mexican authorities are in
fluenced to compose the situation.
Confidence of this was given today
through frequent cautions by the Ad
ministration officials of the press to
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avoid injuring the sensibilities of the
Mexican people by reference to "con
cessions," "triumphs" or "defeats."
In this connection pointed reference
was made to the remark of Senor
Gamboa in his latest note.
"We are really In the way of arriv
ing at an arrangement; equally digni
fied for both sides."
The situation as a whole was
stripped of much of the tension. Sec
retary Bryan felt able to leave Wash
ington today for a lecture at New
Hope. Pa., though be will return early
tomorrow. President Wilson will go
to Cornish today for the week-end and
If the situation grows worse will re
turn late tomorrow.
The machinery of Washington con
tinued to operate In enforcement of
the policy outlined by the President in
his address to Congress yesterday. Cus
toms agents and military authorities
along the Southern frontier were or
dered to hold up all shipments of arms
or ammunition destined for any point
in Mexico.
Major-General Wood, chief of staff.
IT. S. A., who returned to Washington
today, did not go to the War Depart
ment but remained at the bedside of
bis sick wife. He kept in touch, how
ever, with the situation on the' border,
where it is expected more troops will
be used to enforce neutrality. Secre
tary Daniels, of the Navy Department,
announced that no more additional
battleships would be ordered to Mex
ican waters.
Berlin Will Brins No Pressure to
Bear on Huerta.
BERLIN, Aug. 28. Efforts have been
made to Induce Germany to give her
active support to Pr-sldent Wilson's
Mexican policy and to bring pressure to
bear on Provisional President Huerta
to retire and permit the holding of new
The German Government, however,
though desiring to afford the United
States every facility for reaching a
settlement, has declined. In view of its
earlier recognition of Huerta and the
attitude of the German colony in Mexi
co, which has sent a cable message to
the Foreign Office hero applauding its
recognition of Huerta.
Dlas Ranch to Be Divided.
MATAMORAS, Mexico, Aug. 28. Di
vision of lands confiscated by the con
stitutionally will begin August 80
with Loa Borregos, a ranch formerly
owned by General Felix Diaz, nephew
of ex-President Diaz. The land will
be partitioned, rebel leaders declare,
to insure cultivation and allow the
poorer Classen to become owners.
Example of New York Assembly Fol
lowed In Recognizing Glynn.
ALB ANT, N. T., Aug. 28 The State
Senate received today Acting-Governor
Glynn's message commending financial
legislation, thus formally recognizing
him as Acting-Governor. Similar rec
ognition was given last night by the
Without acting on any of the rec
ommendations of Acting - Governor
Glynn, the Legislature adjourned to re
convene on September 17 at 8:80 P. M.
Peters Furniture Factory
200 Chairs, Rockers and Settees, suitable for Hotels, Clubs or Offices.
Great opportunity for those starting housekeeping to furnish an
elegant home at a surprisingly low cost.
Pall Mall Gazette Has Little. Faith
In Wilson Policy Standard Dis
trusts Ability of Amateurs
in World Politics.
LONDON, Aug. 28. In commenting
on the Mexican situation today the Pall
Mall Gazette aays:
"We fully understand that President
Wilson's message is born of the travail
of his soul. He is a good and devout
man. earnestly desirous of furthering
the ideals of peace and Justice, but on
whom rests the responsibility for pro
tecting not only the interests of the
United States in Mexico, but the lives
of some thousands of American citi
zens who have settled there.
"The application of moral force con
sists In urging all the citizens of the
United States in Mexico to abandon
their occupations and to clear out of
the country and in proposing measures
which must rest on physical force for
preventing the entry of arms and muni
tions into the country either for pro
visional President Huerta or the rebels.
We shall watch the result, of the steady
pressure of moral force with much In
terest, but without much belief in Its
Moral Force Xeeda Backing.
"We have preached many times dur
ing the last troubled months that
physical force not backed by moral
force is both brutal and futile, but we
are compelled also to aocept the con
verse Idea that moral force not backed
by physical force Is no less futile and
In consequence is likely to become
even more brutal.
"THe golden dreamers of The Hague
and of the American Capitol shrink
from recognizing a fact so fatal to
their theories. We shall see what
Mexico has to teach them."
The Evening Standard says:
"The United States, as we have al
ready learned lately, distrusts amateur,
ishness in sports. It knows that If
you want to win in any contest you
must rely on the expert and take care
that this expert knows all the details
of his business. It Is. therefore, rather
surprising that the United States does
not apply the same admirable principle
to the conduct of its public affairs."
Politicians Called Amntenra.
Deploring that in America diplomacy
Is now "left to a group of politicians
who in foreign affairs are the most
amateurish of amateurs, with a Sec
retary of State at the end of them
who la too much occupied in deliver
ing popular lectures to devote all his
time to his official duties," the btana
ard continues by a reference to the
singular inconclusiveness of President
Wilson's policy and says that Provi
sional President Huerta is the only
power capable of restoring order.
President Wilson's only specific, the
newspaper continues, is strange enough.
It urges all American citizens in Mex
ico to leave their railways, their mines,
their factories and their plantations to
be confiscated or occupied by the in
"Such is diplomacy when it falls un
der the control of distinguished ama
teurs. It has only led the United
States Into an impasse from which
there is no escape, except by those
forcible measures to which the pacific.
1st President and his eloquent Secre
tary of State are fervently opposed.
Temps Approves Wilson's Course.
PARIS. Aug. 28. The Temps, which
in all questions of foreign policy has
great authority because of Us close re
lations with the French Government,
savs the message of President Wilson
on the Mexican situation "is full of
calm dignity, moderation and reserve,
as becomes, according to the expression
of the President himself, the bead of a
Nation which Is truly great and con
scious of its own power, but too proud
to use it.
Relief of Aged Postmen and Com
pensation for Injuries, Among
Subjects for Discussion.
dreds of delegates are arriving for the
conventions of the National Associa
tion of Letter Carriers and the Na
tional Women's Auxiliary to the Letter
Carriers. The two conventions open
Saturday and will continue until Sep
tember 5. It is expected that 1100 will
be In attendance at the men's conven
tion and 200 at that of the women.
Among important questions to be
discussed Is the measure providing for
the relief of aged postmen now before
a Congressional committee. The Kiley
liability bill which provides for Com
pulsory compensation for injured Gov
ernment employes and Is now before
Congress will also be discussed. It la
The delegates will arrive tomorrow
morning on special trains from various
points and will bring with them four
letter carriers' bands. There will be a
reception Saturday night at Native
Sons' Hall, at which the Mayor. Gov
ernor and Representative Knonland,
also Representative Reilly, of Connect
icut, will be present.
William E. Kelly, of Brooklyn. N. Y..
president of the association, and J.
Cantwell. of Washington, the secretary.
are now In San rancisco completing
Plans formulated for the entertain
ment of guests Include an excursion
on Sunday, August 41. to Princeton-by-the
Sea, where an outdoor vaudeville
and wild West show, followed by a
clam bake, will be the attraction. An
evening of fun. including athletic and
aquatic attractions, will be held on
Monday, September 1, at Sutro baths.
Automobile sight-seeing trips through
the city to Ingleside Beach, the Pre
sidio and Fair site, are also planned.
The fact that there Is to be no Labor
This is the event that knowing ones will look for, larger
assortments and lower prices than are offered elsewhere
will make this the one store for Friday and Saturday's
shopping-. Come see the goods, resist the temptation for
buying if you can.
75 Women's Tailored Suits
$25.00 to $40.00 Values at - - - -
Just 75 Summer Suits left. Suits of Wool Tweeds, ff
Merges and Mixtures. Sites IS to 36. Kind your V
sue. lake your choice for only
123 Women's Linen Dresses
Our Regular $5 to $15 Values
Dresses of Linen Crash, Pure Linen. Dimity
and French Ginghams. Misses' sizes 14 to 20."
Women's sizes !i to 42. Take your choice
for a final clearing price at.
200 Wash Waists and Petticoats
Our Regular 75c to $1.25 Values
Wash Waists of White Lawn. Black Lawn.
Colored Chambrays and Ginghams, all sizes.
Wash Petticoats of best nurse stripe. Ren
frew Ginghams
250 Wash and Silk Waists
Values S2.50 to $5.00 ....
Elegant White Lawn and Batiste Waists,
daintily trimmed with lace and fine tucks.
Some very plain. Silk Messaltne Waists In
new assortment of colors. Values to $5, only.-
50 New Fall Sample
$35 and $40 Suits
An elegant showing of New Navy
Serges, Fancy Diagonals and Bro
cades, Wool. Poplins and Bengalines..
The Store That Pleas es You
Cor. 6th and Alder
day parade is being eagerly seized on
by the committee in charge of the let
ter carriers parade. An impressive and
enthusiastic turnout of the visitors Is
assured. Besides the delegates, car
riers from all over the state will par
ticipate. Defaulting Showman Caught.
MARSHFIELD. Or.. Aug, !8. (Spe
clal.) Charles Grlder, manager of 8
The Only Specialty Raincoat Store in Portland
The following Raincoat Specials are just an idea.
many to be found here for
absolutely rainproof
at 37.5Q and $1Q
in all the newest shades
at $12.50 and $15
JUST RECEIVED A complete line of Imported 'Italian
Sicilians, Ratans and English Imported Mohairs, in. all the
latest models specially priced
at 312.5Q, 315 and $18
Alterations Free to Fit Every Buyer.
Store Open Saturday Night Until 10 o'CIorik. .
343 -Washington Street-343
One Door West of Broadway, formerly Seventh Street.
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-Opp. Oregonian Bldg.
Roundup show which gave an exhibi
tion here last week in connection with
a race meet, left suddenly, after col
lecting the money earned by the exhi
bition, without paying his cowboys. The
latter discovered his departure and suc
ceeded in catching him at Roseburg.
and he agreed to return to Coos Bay
and adjust matters. Grider started out
to duplicate the Pendleton Roundup on
a small scale. His show here was not
a great success.
of the