tttt; rnwvTxrr OiroONTAX. TFTSDAT. DECEMBER 23, 1913. FORCED REFUGEES TO PAY BIB TRIBUTE Genera! Villa Extracts Money From Persons on Leaving Chihuahua City. FINE HOME CONFISCATED property of Jacob E. Touche, Valned at $500,000, Taken by Rebel Chief, AVbo Demands $10,000 From Owner to Free Sister. JUAREZ. Met. Dec. 12. A waiting attitude was assumed today by General Krancieco Villa and his rebel troops, to learn what action, if. any,' the fed eral forces at OJinaga, on the border. Intend to take. So long as the bulk of the federal army in the north re mained at Ojinaga. more than 100 miles from striking- distance of any of the rebel strongholds. General Villa said he was satisfied. While the federals have been provisioning their commissary as if preparing to march Into the Interior, they are with out any train or telegraphic communi cation south of the border. They have among them 10 generals, or one for each 400 soldiers. Farce to Move om Torma. General Villa, at Chihuahua, began to turn his attention toward develop ments southward. The nearest fed erals in that direction are at Torreon. about 200 miles south. As soon as he is sufficiently advised of conditions General Villa Intends to send a large force toward Torreon. Skirmishes be tween federals and rebels at Gomes Palaclo and Lardo, near Torreon. oc curred, but they were Insignificant. Exaction of money from persons who leave Chihuahua continues, according to refugees. They said General Villa required the money as a tribute to the revolutionary cause, and the money had to be paid or the refugees were not allowed to leave. Mrs. Hedro Prlesto. wife of a mer chant, said she had to pay 112.500 in gold, and Luis Sequerces and Pedro Torres, merchants. $5000 each. , Fine Properties Confiscated. The home and property of Jacob E. Touche. a native of Turkey, valued at $300,000 was confiscated Dy v ina. and Touche paid f 10,000 cash for the release of a sister. Touche was reputed to have amassed a large fortune in Mexico after enter ing this country many years ago. with nothing more than a trained bear. His elaborate home In Chihuahua was one of the sights of the city. REBEL CHIEF'S SISTERS T.IKES Jlenibers of Carrania's Family "Pro tected" by Federals. HERMOSILLO. Sonora. Mexico. Dec II. Communications by rail and wire virtually have been restored through out Northwestern Mexico, according to an announcement made today by Ig nacio Bonillas. secretary of communica tions In General Carranza's provisional cabinet. This is assisting materially the Con stitutionalist campaign by putting the various insurgent leaders in. close touch with the headquarters here. In Northwestern territory the feder als hold only the coast towns of Guay xnas. on the Gulf of California, and Ma zatlan. on the Pacific Ocean. Constitu tionalist officials assert that only the presence of two federal gunboats on the coast has prevented the capture of these ports. General Carranza received from his Tiome at Saltillo, Coahuila, news that his three sisters. Ursula, iiermelda and Mariana de Carranza. had been forced to ride upon a federal troop train. This followed previous reports that federals lad compelled the wives of constitu tionalist officers to ride on patrol trains to prevent attacks by Insurgents In that vicinity. Friends of the constitutionalist com mander also confirmed the report that his Saltillo residence had been sacked by the federals, who carried away fur niture and either destroyed or appro priated a library of S00O volumes. WILLIAM KRAVSE RELEASED American Involved in Plotting Is Turned Loose by Mexico. WASHINGTON. Dec. 22. Word came today to the State Department from the City of Mexico that, at the instance of Nelson O'Shaughnessr, the American Charge, the federal government had ordered the unconditional release of William Krause. an American, who had become involved In some of the plot ting incident to the present revolution. Krause is now with his family in tho Mexcan capital. A report of a small skirmish near the town of Aldema. about 25 miles north west of Tampico, claimed as a federal victory, was the only war news re ceived today. cumstances in which the country finds itself and in order to give sufficient time for unfounded alarm which has been created among the public to sub side and prevent the crisis from be coming general." " The decree gives to the clearing house and all banks throughout the country the right to suspend all busi ness and adds two days, or until Jan uary 12, to the period In which they shall not consider themselves com pelled to meet their obligations. The members of the clearing-house decided tonight not to take advantage of the decree, but to open as usual, ac cepting for collection checks against the Bank of London and Mexico, the depositors of such checks to depend on the bank for payment. If they are not paid they will be returned to the de positors. It is believed this will have the, effect of reducing the line at the paying window and thus create the Im pression that the run has been reduced. The affairs of the Bank of London and Mexico were also discussed by the clearing-house members and a group of bankers conferred again with the sub-Secretary of Finance. The clearing-house inquiry developed that the bank has in its vaults 12,000,000 pesos in coin and 2,000.000 in hank notes, about15 per cent of which are the dis credited state bank bills. AMERICAN SET AT LIBERTY A. -Wallace, Mining Man, Held for Alleged Debt", Free. DOUGLAS. Ariz.. Dec. 22. A Wal lace, American mining man, arrested for debt at Agua Prieta,-Sonora, Fri day, was released today after a hear ing at Fronteras, where he had been taken Sunday from Agua Prleta. Wallace said he settled the bill of $1600 alleged to have been due Ramond Balonda, a Mexican, for work in Wal lace's mine in Sonora, Yaqui Indians are attacking many Mexican freighting outfits traversing the section around LaDura, according to Americans who have arrived re cently from the Sahuaripa district. Brisk battles are not unusual, they say. the Indians winning iao buiiwui of the fights. While several freighters nave Deen killed, it is reported that others were tortured, the favorite method of the Indians being to strip" the men of their clothes and turn them loose on tne desert to make their way home if they n. No effort is being made to curb the Indians, the Americans stated, because of the usefulness of their services to the Constitutionalist army. DE LA BARRA REACHES TOKIO Nobody Meets Hnerta's Envoy, but Demonstration Follows. TOKin. Dec. 22. Francisco De 1" Barra, former Provisional President of Mexico and now special envoy to Japan to thank her for participation In the Mexican Centennial, arrived today. A group of members of Parliament met tnnlrht and Dassed a resolution expressing regret that no members of the Japanese Cabinet had gone to the railroad station to receive ue la rarra. The same group is making arrange ments for a mass meeting and lantern procession in .honor of the visitor. WRECK FOLLOWS WRECK SEUFORT ACCIDENTS END WITH FREDERICK SIBMERGED. ' DRYS" APPEAL TO PRESIDENT WILSON Memorial Asks Submission of Constitutional Amendment to Abolish Liquor. PLATFORM OF 1912 QUOTED Dynamite Ship Adrift Causes Panic and Tag Rescues Another Scow Is Stove in Darin Excitement. CrXBOAT VEARS VERA CRCZ Attack on Victoria by Way of Sun Luis Potosi Is Expected. VERA CRCZ, Pec. 22. The gunboat Zaragoza Is expected to arrive tonight with General Joaquin Mass, Jr.. and the forces which have been operating at Tuxpan. It Is believed here that General Maas has heen ordered by the War Department to attack Victoria by wav of an Luis Potosi. Ths branch office at Vera Cruz of the Bank of London and Mexico was closed today. HUERTA SAVES HIS BANK u'nflnned Krom First Pajr-.) NEWPORT. Or, Dec. 22. (Special.) A series of accidents wnicn Degan when the barge Frederick, of Porter Brothers, of Portland, was wrecked on the Jetty here December 13. ended to dav with the final sinking of the barge in deep water and the staving-ln of a scow. Two otner Darges Drone meir lines Saturday and one, laden with dj namlte. drifted along the waterfront until rescued. First, the Frederick was wrecked and beached. Its cargo was taken off and SO tons of dynamite, which it carried, was loadetd onto a small barge, to be brought to port. During Saturday night the barge broke Its moorings. The launches Truant and Fearless started in pursuit, while persons along the waterfront sought safe places. The launches picked up the barge safely and brought It back where it belonged. Meantime the barge Coquille, of Por ter Brothers, broke loose from the tug L. Roscoe, outside tne Dar. it was picked up again - before damage was done. Today the Frederick parted Its line during an extra high tide and floated into the channel. The tug I. Roscoe went after it, but had to beach It again, this time in water that sub merges all except the pilot-house. During the excitement John Fogar ty's scow, chartered by the Porter Brothers, became jammed and both ends were stove in. for some Jays to the other banks and the susfTi-stion was made on Saturday that rresi.li-nt Huerta be requested to save the situation by making It possi ble for a bank legally to refuse pay ments for a period. The management demurred, as It believed it could weather It out. but at the opening hour this morning It became evident it could not and the finance department was called upon for aid. Huerta Within Power. A decree was prepared and the search for the President was begun. He was found shortly bt-fore noon and affixed his signature without hesitation. An extra edition of El 1'iarlo Official was prepared, carrying the decree, and with this posted conspicuously In and about the building, the doors of the bank were opened early in the afternoon. President Huerta's right to issue the decree was the result of the action of Congress prior to adjournment, when it vested In him extraordinary power over three departments if the government. Including the Department of Finance. The decree recited that it was Issued in accordance with this extraordinary power and that the holidays were de creed on accyunl ul lliii iUHicuil tie-, MURDER SUSPECT IS HELD Son of Portland Woman Jailed at Toledo, Or., Following Killing. NEWPORT. Or., Dec. 22. (Special.) Vincent Wantag. the young man sus pected of having killed Robert Wylie in a drunken brawl on the Sllets reser vation at midnight Saturday. Is in Jail at Toledo. A charge has not yet been filed against him. but Sheriff Geer, who captured Wantag. says the charge against him will be murder. Wantag's mother resides in Portland. The Coroner's verdict read that Wylie was killed by an unknown person In a drunken brawl. The shooting occurred in a room at Archie Johnson s ranch. Wantag was the only white person presont, the others being Mrs, Archie Johnson. Paul Washington and an old Indian named Applegate Jack. Whisky had been plentiful and all were Intoxi cated, it is said. Wantag escaped after the shooting and was captured sunaay afternoon hidden under the hay in the top of Henry Bell's barn, one mile from where the shooting took place. The other members of the party will be placed in Jail tomorrow. Little is known of Wylie. who . was 12 years old, except that he came from Chemawa Indian School two years ago. Xatlon-Wide Prohibition Only Ad vance Step In Application of Dec larations of Baltimore, Says Petition to Executive. COLUMBUS, O, Dec. 22. President Wilson was memorialized today to ask Congress to submit a constitutional amendment looking to the abolition of the liquor traffic in the country at large. The memorial was signed by a special committee of 25 at the Anti Saloon League demonstration on the steps of the Capitol In Washington De cember 10 and which was an outgrowth of the National convention of the Anti Saloon League of America and other temperance forces, held in Columbus In November. President Wilson was unable to re ceive the special committee on the oc casion of the Washington demonstra tion and the memorial sent to the White House was issued in lieu of a personal hearing. It asserts. In effect, that nation-wide prohibition would be only an advanced step In the applica tion of the declarations of the Balti more platform upon which President Wilson was elected. The memorial quotes the section of the Democratic National platform of 1912 regarding the conservation of natural resources of the country and continues: "We .believe that men, women and children should be included in the for ests, sources of water supply, arable and mineral lands and navigable streams as objects of National protec tlon to prevent their being wasted or absorbed by special or privileged inter ests such as the extant organized oov- ernment co-partnered liquor trust of the United States." Concluding the memorial says: "The party which you have the honor to lead offers its platform of 1012 as the pledges of Justice to the people and on that pledge we plant our appeal for the right to have this most vital issue passed upon by the people and their Legislatures throughout the states and at the earliest practicable opportunity." FAR VVfthoirtJJnc? in the Lens ,Do you really know how convenient and attractive KRYPTOKS are? They combine near and far vision in one lens. Yet they have no lines nor seams to blur your vision give you a freakish appearance or accentuate your age. And they free you from fussing with two pairs of glasses. , We invite you to come in and see them.- THOMPSON Optical Institute, 209-10-11 Corbett Bldg., Fifth and Morrison. COURT LEARNS TOO LATE Burglar Who Bought Fine Home for Sister "Two-Time Loser." SAN FRANCISCO. Dec 22. Chief White, of the Police Department, learned today that William Bastian, the studious, quiet mannered burglar who bought his sister a handsome home from the proceeds of diligent years of crime, had previously done time in New Jersey. As a "two time loser," Bastian waB eligible to 20 years in the state prison instead of the four years he received. What was supposed to have been a complete confession . influenced the court to be lenient- FLYING WILL BE TAUGHT Massachusetts Institute of Technol ogy to Found New Course. BOSTON, Dec 22. The establishment of courses in aerial engineering, said1 to be the first In any educational Institu tion in this country, was announced to night by R. O. MacLaurin, president of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Some of the courses will be opened Immediately to officers of the United States Navy now under instruction at the institution. Lieutenant Jerome C. Hunsaker. U. 8. N., has been detailed by the Navy Department to co-operate with the faculty. Our Location 2Vear the Business Center Is ' Most Convenient. lumbermens National bank FIFTH AND STARK. master Johnson, a score or more of Corvallis waifs will enjoy a more gen erous visit from old Santa Claus than they have ever .experienced before. Touched by efforts to reach old Kris Kringle by the postofflce route. Postmaster Johnson hit upon the plan of rewarding the faith of the young sters by sending their appeals to the prominent bachelors of the community. These appeals were accompanied by a personal letter from Mr. Johnson urging investigation and such atten tion as a "properly developed Christ mas spirit might prompt, Corvallis' unmarried men so ap proached fell in heartily with the idea and it Is known that several have re sponded generously. GIRLS QUIT AS PAY IS CUT BACHELORS TO PLAY SANTA Corvallis Postmaster Gets Unmarried Men to Help Poon CORVALLIS. Or., Dec. 22. (Special.) Through the forethought of Post- Xearly 1000 Employes of Hosiery Mills Join Walkout. PHILADELPHIA. Dec 22. Nearly 1000 employes of . the William H. Taubel hosiery mills in Kensington, most of them girls, went on strike to day. Notice announcing a 2 per cent reduction in wages after January 1 was said to have caused the walk out Members of the firm said that for a month or two lifter the first of each Gifts for Men ' i. Gloves, Dent's or Perrin's, $1.50 to $7.50 Sweaters and Sweater Coats, $3.50 to $8.00 -Umbrellas, , $1-50 to $10.00 Cuff Links, Full-Dress Sets. and Tie Pins, $1.50 to $7.50 Fine Neckwear, 50c to $3.00 -Silk Hosiery, $1.00 to $3.50 Silk Pajamas, $5.00 to $6.00 Pullman' Slippers, $2.00 the pair Collar Boxes, $1.00 to $4.00 Leather Toilet Sets, $2.00 to $6.00 Q ELECT your Gifts M- for men at this Men's Store and avoid the crush and delay of the department stores. Here is a wealth of mer chandise in style and quality es pecially pleasing to men here you may select leisurely and with judg ment. Many articles now the most wanted are reduced in price, making a visit to this store doubly at tractive. Men's House Coats and Smoking Jackets, in beautiful patterns and in all sizes ; prices are $3.95, $5.95, $7.95, $9.95, $19.95, which present unusually attractive reductions from standard prices. , Dressing Gowns and Bath Robes make acceptable pres ents; our reduced prices on these are $2.95, $5.35, $5.95, $7.95, $11.95, $19.95. The fabrics and workmanship axe superior to ordinary offerings. Fine leather Traveling Bags and Suit cases are offered at $4.95, $8.75, $12.85, $16.65, $22.45, $29.75. The prices are much below the normal. Your inspection is courteously invited. A Glove Order or a Hat Order will please Mm buy them here. n Sole Portland Agents for DUNLAP HATS BEN SELLING LEADING CLOTHIER Morrison Street at Fourth year business is dull in the hosiery trade, and to keep all hands employed it was necessary to cut wages. Shooting Deer Out of Season Costly. ASHLAND. Or., Dec.22. (SpeciaL) A fine to the extent or $25 and costs was assessed today against M. S. Ken nedy, residing in the vicinity of Tol man Springs, 15 miles southeast of Ashland, for shooting deer out of sea son. He was arrested yesterday by Game Warden Hubbard, of this city. Pisgah Home Donations Asked. Mrs. Hattie B. Lawrence. 102 Fifth avenue north, Lents, matron of Plsgah Home, asks, as a Christmas gift for the poor men whom she befriends, a donation of unbleached muslin or sheets. Oregon Farmer Dies in East. ROCK FORD, IU., Dec. 22. (Special.) Gottfried Oslund, 'Of Portland, Or., died Tuesday noon at the St. Anthony Hospital in tins city. He had come from Portland to have an operation performed on his nose and throat. He remained at the hospital only a short time, going to the home of his brother and remaining three weeks. He then went to the hospital. Mr. Oslund cams from Sweden In 1902 and was em ployed at Rockford until 1911. when he bought a farm in the vicinity of Portland. The funeral took place at the home of his brother here. Harris Adv. 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