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TTfE MORNING OREGO NI AN, TUESDAY, APRIIi 21, 1914.
13 REPORTED SLAIN
IN COLORADO FIGHT
Leader of Ludlow Strikers Is
Killed and Tents of Colony
t, Burned by Militia.
BATTLE LASTS 14 HOURS
One Soldier, One Xon-Comhataut
ami 1 J Union Men Comprise List
of Supposed Dead District Is
TRINIDAD. Colo., April 20. A 14
hour battle between striking coal minr
era and members of the Colorado Na
tional Guard in the Ludlow district to
day culminated late tonight in the kill-
ins: of Louis Tikas, leader of tho Greek
strikers, and the destruction of the
Ludlow tent colony by fire. Reports
received here place the dead at 13, in
cluding: 11 strikers, one soldier and
Versions of the manner in which Ti
kas was killed differ. One report was
that he was captured and shot while j
trying to escape. Another report is
that he was shot while attempting to
run from tho shelter of a bridge to an.
arroyo near the tent colony.
Women and children of the colony
are being cared for at the Ludlow sta
tion. A large body of strikers are said
to have taken refuse in an arroyo near
the colony and are surrounded by
Another Battle Expected
Several hundred strikers left' Trini
dad kite tonight in the direction of
Ludlow. Other strikers are said to be
fn route from Huerfano County and
Aguilar to Ludlow tonight A continu-"
ation of fighting is expected at day
break. Company C, of Lamar, was ordered
back to the strike zone tonight by
The Ludlow district tonight is prac
tically isolated, all telephone lines are
ciown and telegraphic service is limited
to one railroad wire.
Reports received shortly before 6
o'clock state that heavy firing still
continued. A report from the military
, camp at Ludlow says that one soldier
is dead and two are wounded, one fa
tally. Twenty strikers are reported
The military forces total about 100
and fully 400 armed strikers are said to
be in the hills at the foot of Hastings
and Berwind Canons and along the
Colorado & Southwestern tracks.
Reinforcements Are Delayed.
An effort to send recruits from Trin
idad was delayed this afternoon by the
refusal of the train crew to take out
a train. The master mechanic dis
patcher and superintendent finally
acted as. a member of the crew.
The entire district is in a high state
of excitement. Citizens are arming
themselves m Trinidad, "
Darkness fell with the battle raging
fiercer than at any time during the
day. A machine gun, brought by the
reinforcements had been planted near
the Ludlow station and was sweeping
the tents of the strikers' colony.
the revolution and foreign affairs be
fore them. General Venustiano Car
ranza and General Francisco Villa met
formally here today.
It was their' first meeting in four
years, Carranza first having met the
military leader when, fresh from out
lawry, he was a leader of one of Fran
cisco I. Madera's small revolutionary
The meeting had every appearance
of friendliness and Villa made a point
of referring to Carranza as his chief.
Lithographs bearing the likeness of
the two leaders side by side appeared
in store windows, and citizens wore
buttons and badges similarly deco
rated. Villa, accompanied by General. An
geles, who i3 a member of the rebel
Cabinet, came from Torreon last night
for the conference. Soldiers guarded
the streets from the railroad station
to Carranza's palace, while crowds of
onlookers cheered. Last night the mil
itary band, one of tho best in Mexico,
seernaded the .distinguished visitor and
his host for hours. In the parks the
populace made holiday. No official an
nouncement of the proceedings of the
conference was made except lhat it
was harmonious. It was understood on
high authority, however; that it was
determined to prosecute the revolution
regardless of the- estrangement be
tween Washington and the City of Mex
ico, . so long as rebel territory is not
invaded or threatened.
Hundreds of messages, some con
gratulatory and others dealing with
business, military and diplomatic sub
jects, were received.
INITIATIVE FEE IS URGED
MB. CRAWFORD FILES J1KASIR1;S
FOR CONSTITUTIONAL. CHANG KS.
Amendment Also Is Offered Providing
that Governor May Veto Single
Items tn Appropriation Rills.
tive .measures and fixing tiling fees of the guardsmen is much higher at this
5200, which will be initiated at the
coming election. Mr. Crawford said
the measures had many supporters and
that 35 persons had offered to circulate
petitions for them without making National Guard. If war with Mexico
charges for their services.
The amendment relating to initiative
measures provides as follows:
'Initiative measures shall be filed
with the Secretary of State, with
filing fee of 200 (said fee to be ap
plied to the cost of printing and mail
ing of election pamphlets) not less than
four months before the election at
which they are to be voted upon.
The other amendment is in part:
"If any bill presented to the Gov
ernor contains two or more sections, or
two or more items of appropriation
money, he may object to any one or
FRANCHISE IS ACCEPTED
Kail-way Company Agrees to City's
- Terms as to Carver Road.
OREGON CITY. Or., April 20. (Spe
cial.) The Portland & Oregon City
Railway Company has filed in the Re
corder's office an acceptance of the
franchise granted by the City Council
nearly three months ago. This line is
known as the Carver road.
The franchise gives the company the
right to come into the city on Center
street at the northern limits, to run
south on Center street to Fifteenth
street, west to water street, and on
Water street to the southern limits
of the city.
The franchise runs for 25 years and
provides that at the expiration of 15
years the-Council may determine the
compensation to be paid to the city for
tne remaining 10 years.
HARRISBURG WANTS BRIDGE
Legislature to Be Asked to Change
k Linn-Lane County Line.
HARRISBURG, Or., April 20. (Spe-clal.-A
strong effort by citizens and
the two local papers is being made to
secure a bridge across the Willamette
here. The Pacific Highway crosses the
river" at this point and the ferry can
not be depended on, as high water
stops all travel. A bridge' would have
been built' long ago by Linn and Lane
Counties jointly, but the river changed
its course some years ago and is now
a few hundred yards on the Linn Coun
ty side. Lane County has refused aid
as no part of the bridge would be with
In her bounds.
The next Legislature -will be asked
to change the county line to the pres
ent river channel. .
WAR IS PREDICTED
Invasion Means Conflict, Says
National Guard Inspector.
75,000 MEN HERE READY
SALEM. Or.. April. 20. (Special.)
Attorney-General. Crawford- today filed
with the Secretary of State amend
ments to the Constitution vesting au
thority in the Governor to veto single
items in appropriation bills abolishing I
the circulating of petitions for initia
Xorthweht Organization Trained to
Highest Efficiency, Orricer TSe-
ports Troops Would Have .
Easy Victory, Captain Says.
"Wir with Mexico will unquestion
ably result from any movement on the
part of United States troops to occupy
Mexican cities, in my opinion," said
James Jackson. Inspector-General in
the National Guard, yesterday while
speaking of the impending action
of the Government against General
"In spite of the desire of the Admin
istration to avoid war with Mexico,
General Huerta, against whom it is in
tended to act. Is de facto head of the
Mexican government, whether or not
he has been recognized by us, and
when we Invade the Mexican territory
I believe that the only end that can
come will be war with Mexico.
"The National Guard is in the best
preparation for service, if called upon.
that is possible. In all the Northwest
em states we have a guard developed
to a high degree of efficiency, and at
least 75,000 thoroughly effective men
from the National Guard as a whole
can be counted upon.
Efficiency Higher Than in 1808.
"The men who have formerly served
in the guard and men who have been
trained in the agricultural colleges will
also form an important factor in bring
ing into the field a fairly efficient body
of volunteers,, in case the need should
The percentage of efficiency' among
time than in the Spanish-American war.
Then the old system of volunteer serv
ice was just beginning to give way to
the new system of organization in the
comes this will be the first test of the
real efficiency of our present system of
Captain W. S. Biddle, of Portland,
who served for 27 years in the United
States Army and who was in the cam
paign against Geronimo on the north
ern border of Mexico, said yesterday
that he believed in the event of in
vasion of Mexico, the United States
troops would encounter little difficulty.
Difficulties Overcome Easily.
"In an advance on Mexico," he said,
"any collision with the troops of either
Huerta or Villa is negligible to our
more of said sections, or two or more I Armv of disciolined trooDs. The Drin
items or appropriation money, ana ap
prove the other portion .of said bill.
AVON EXPERT TO TALK
ART DIRECTOR BK.XSOX'S THEME
IS "BETTER PRODUCTIONS."
cipal obstacles that we encountered in
the northern part of Mexico will be
practically the same that our Army
would encounter in an invasion. They
are difficulties natural to a desert and
sparsely settled country, and consist of
lack of water and difficulty of trans
portation of material. These obstacles
can. however, be overcome with com
parative ease, through the excellent
equipment that is available to us.
BOOSTERS WILL CONVENE
Methods of Advertising Scenery to
Be Discussed by Three Counties,
MEDFORD. Or ADril 20. (Special.)
Shakespeare Memorial Theater , at I The tri-county convention and ban-
Stratf ord-upon-Avon, England, will quet called by the Commercial Club to
XSnslish- Authority on Pageantry Hm
Message for Local Artists
at Hellig's Today.
Benson, art director of ,the
promote the development and adver
tising of Southern Oregon beauty spots
will be held here Tuesday. April 28.
A joint committee meeting of dele
gates from Ashland, Klamath Falls,
Grants Pass, Rogue River. Gold Hill
Central Point, Jacksonville, Talent and
Medford will also be held to devise
ways and means to advance plans for
One of the largest "get-together
meetings" ever held in this section is
be the speaker at a meeting of the
Portland center of the Drama League
of America, at the Heilig Theater, at
4. P. M. today.
The Better Production of Plays"
will be the subject upon which Mr.
Benson will baBe his ideas, all of
which have been proved in practice
at the Memorial Theater and are em
bodied in the Shapeskearean produc
tions now being presented at the Hei
lig by the Stratford players this week.
Rabbi Jonah B. Wise will preside
at the meeting and will introduce Mr.
Benson. No charge will be made.
Mr. Benson is the heart and soul
of the Stratford Players," said Rabbi
Wise last night, "and is really the
guiding and inspiring spirit of the
Memorial Theater. He is a recognized
authority on pageantry and has in
View a magnificent pageant for tho
Panama-Pacific Exposition at San
Francisco. I am sure he will have I This town is to turn out Friday in
somethnig of great interest to say to- I stead of Saturday, to obstt-ve Good
morrow to tnose who are interested in I Roads Day. The task is to be the im
the betterment of the stage." provement of the road from the new
bridge across the Willamette up into
tnnrn T7aoi1 monMnorw o nil m 4-a f n 1
LjREliLlN TRfinPS PRFPflRF has betn placed by the County Commis
NEWBERG SHIFTS ROAD DAY
Town 'Will Observe Event Friday by
Improving Highway to Bridge
NEWBERG, Or.. April 20. (Special.
PHONE COMPANY FIGHTS
Eastern Oregon Concern Attacks Or
der of Railroad Commission,
SALEM, Or., April ' 20 (Special.)
The State Railroad Commission was
notified today that the Eastern Oregon
Co-Operative Telephone Company had
filed suit against it to have declared
void a recent order of the Commission
that the plaintiff interchange service
with- the Home Independent Telephone
Company at Elgin, Summerville and
It alleged that the order interferes
with interstate commerce and is dis
criminating and unjust.
Similar orders have been made in nu
merous other cases, but this is the first
one in which suit has been filed against
Colonel Hammond Says He Can
Have Forces at Fort in 48 Hours.
EUGENE. Or., April 20. (Special.)
The first company, Oregon Coast
Artillery, is drilling on the streets to
night. A drill of the second company
has been called for tomorrow night.
"The command is ready to respond
to any call by the President or the
Governor," declared Colonel Creed
Hammond, commanding officer of the
Oregon Coast Artillery Corps. "I
could assemble my full strength at
Fort Clackamas within 48 hours. There
are eight companies, two located in
Eugene, one in Ashland, one in Medford,
one in Roseburg, one in Cottage Grove,
one in Albany and one company and
the Coast Artillry Band in Portland.
appoitned by the Commercial Club.
The Ladies' Civic Improvement Clu
will probably supply the luncheon.
holiday is to be declared and business
houses generally will close at least fo
the afternoon. The workers are to be
PIMPLES LIKE BOILS
On HeadArms' and Hands. Then
All Over Body. Cried Continually.
Itched and Burned. Cuticura
Soap and Ointment Cured.
R. F. E. No. 2, Jefferson vllle. 111. " When
my baby was three weeks old the top of her
head, her arms and hands broke out with
a number of small red blisters which itched
and burned causing her to scratch them.
The blisters looked like beat when they first
began to break out and they would get
about as large as a pea. They would thee
fester and look like boils. Then they began
to appear all over her body. She cried
continually with them. She was very rest
less and lost much sleep at night, fhe would
cratch them until they would bleed and she
wm terribly disfigured. Her clothing stucU
to the busters on her body.
"I saw the Cuticura Soap and Ointmer.:
advertisement and with but little faith i
decided I would try them so sent for t,
sample. The first treatment relieved her so
much that I Just kept on using Cuticura oap
and Ointment, used only one cake of Cuti
cura Soap and one box of CutlcuraOintment
and the cure was complete." (Signed) Mrs.
Edith Seeger. Oct. 4. 1913.
Cuticura Soap and Ointment have proved
most valuable for the treatment of pimples,
blackheads redness and roughness of the
face and hands, dandruff, itching, irritated,
scalps with dry. thin and falling hair, as
well a for irritations and channgs of in
fancy and for all purposes of the toilet. bth,
and nursery. Cuticura Soap 26c. and Cuti
cura Ointment 60c. are sold throughout the
world. Liberal sample of each mailed free,
with 32-p. Skin Book. Address post-card
Cuticura, Dept. T, Boston."
BTMeii who shave and shampoo with Cu
ticura Soap will find It best for skin and acalD.
Double Stamps Today Till 2 oTIock
Might as well shop in the morning and save the stamps. They
are as good as real money.
50 Extra Stamps
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
April 21 and 22, in our
Second Floor '
Brins jour coupon and make a
selection from our excellent dis
play of Pictures, Mouldings,
frames, Electroliers, Cut Glass
and Art Objects.
Bring tbis coupon and pot 50
extra "S. & II." Trading Stamps
with 5oir first cash, purchase of
one dollar or more in our Art
Section Second Floor. Good
only on Tuesday and "Wednesday,
April 21 and 22.
for tho invalid or convalescent.
We sell or rent on easy terms.
Cucumber and Elder Flower Cream
The most exquisite of all Com
Jars 50c and 75 c
Hotter than any Sachet. Old
fashioned, but good. -
We are agents for SL
Mark Cross English
This real Pin Seal Bag, moire
lined, with mirror and roin
purse fittincrs, assorted frames;
a $3 value lor S3.00
taken to and from the "job" by cars J
used oy tne Kpauiaing LoRRtng com
pany to haul 1ok to its big mills, which
are near the bridge.
WARSHIPS MAY USE CANAL
Goclhuls Says lie Can Clear Channel
on Vrgcnt Necessity.
PANAMA, April 20 Only in case of
urgent necessity may ships use the
canal in proceeding to the Pacific ports.
This was made plain by Governor
Goethals today. He declared that if
the United States Government insisted
he could speed up the work on the
Cucaracha slide in order to obtain a 45-
foot canal. He could, he said, also de
molish the Empire bridge across the
canal and tear out the railway trestle
It is understood that the Secretary
had requested information relative to
the passage of warships. Americans
here show great interest in the Mexi
TAXES TO BE DISCUSSED
Harvard Professor and Other Ex
perts Will Speak ut Conference.
UNIVERSITY OP WASHINGTON. Se
attle, April 20. Special.) Complete
discussions of tho phases of taxation
will bo held for tho people of Wash
ington at a conference being: called by
the extension division of the University
of Washington for May 27. 28 and 29.
Prominent taxation experts from va
rious parts of the country have accept
ed invitations to be present. Professor
J. H. liullock. professor of political
science of Harvard College, will be the
principal speaker. Governor Ernest
Lister will preside.
AGENT FOR MRS. EDDY DIES
diaries II. Howe, Christian Science
Leader, Succumbs at 62.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., April 20. Charles
M. Howe, 62 years old, a Christian
Science leader, who was widely known.
died at his home today.
He acted as confidential agent of
Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy for a number
of years prior to her death.
37 Extra quality, reg
Rubber Garden Gloves
For your last year's straw hat
makes it new for 25p
Regular price, Toe
Tuesday and Wednes
day. 1 year's warranty
Clarke & Co.
Alder Street at West Park
HEW SCHEDULE ASKED
BVBUt(i CLUB SKEKS AI.TEREO
SERVICE TO PORTLAND.
Kaatrr Time, Late Train and Cent-a-31
lie Rate on Electric Tralna tried
I'poB Southern Pacific Officials.
NEWnEKG, Or.. April 20. (Special.)
General Passenger Agent John M.
Scott, of the Southern Pacific, was the
guest of the Newberg" Commercial Club
today at a luncheon. He came at the
invitation of the club to discuss pro
posed changes in tho electric train
service on the Southern Pacific between
Newberg and Portland.
The iollowing reauests for changes
in the service were presented to him:
That Instead of a train leaving here
at 6:35 o'clock in tho morning, one
leave at 7 o'clock; that the evening
train leave Portland at 5:40 o'clock in
stead of &:5l; that the time between
the two points be reduced to one hour
that there be no Ftops of the evening
train between Portland and Oswego;
that the Oswego train, which now do
lays the Newberg train, leave Portland
fivo minutes earlier or five minutes
later than it now does; that the New
berg train start a few minutes earlier
than tho one for McMinnvillo through
Hillsboro; that a rate of a cent a mile
be fixed for commutation tickets be
tween Newberg and Portland, and that,
within a reasonable time, a late train
bo put on to accommodate those who
wish to attend evening entertainments
Mr. Scott said that the operating
force and representatives of tho pas
senger department had a meeting last
Friday to discuss the change of sched
ule that is expected to go into force
May 1 and that another meeting is to
bo held Wednesday. He said several of
the requests likely would bo granted.
ROAD BIDS J0BE OPENED
Grading of Highway I'rom Astoria to
Clatsop County Line lroidcd.
SALEM. Or.. April 20. (Special.)
State Highway Engineer Bowlby an
nounced today that bids would be
opened Wednesday for tho grading of
25 miles of the Columbia Highway
from Astoria up the Columbia River to
the Clatsop County line. Tho county
has provided a $400,000 bond issue and
1200,000 of the money will be used on
that stretch of road. Another J100,
000 will be used for grading: west of
Major Bowlby also . said that bids
would be opened by the County Court
of Columbia County in about two
weeks for the grading of six miles of
the Columbia Highway from the Clat
sop County line to Deer Island. He said
the worJt in both counties would be
finihsed by September 1.
VETERAN, 93, RAISES FLAG
Dr. Wakefield Spurns Aid ut Birth
day Celebration at CrcswcII.
EUGENE. Or.. April 20. (Special.)
Dr. Sidney Wakefield. Civil War vet
eran, celebrated his 93d birthday by
raising the Stars and Stripes on a pole
at Creswell, while nearly 100 persons
cheered. Dr.. Wakefield spurned the
aid of comrades in pulling the flag to
"What, raise that flag?" ho ex-
'1 can raise that flag as high as
With his gray locks flying in the
breeze, he drew the flag to its place.
The event took place at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Anderson. Resi
dents from miles around attended.
BODY IS FOUND IN RIVER
t'iiMiiiitamf of Death of Man sit
Vancouver Arc Mystery.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. April 21.
(Special.) The body of Iavid Mur
ray, about &0 years old. was found
floating in the Columbia Kivcr at the
foot of Washington street, about II
o'clock today. A wooden leg. it is
believed, kept the body afloat. The
circumstances of his death are not ap
parent and a post mortem examina
tion is to be held.
The body is at the office f V. II.
Limber, County Coroner. Murray wa
a railroad man. He had been at an
Everett hospital, but had come hero
recently. He was seen an hour before
his body was found.
llnrrilur-,r Lets School Contract.
IIAKIUSBVnCJ. Or.. April CO. (Spe
cial.) The contract for an addition to
tho present school was let to Uutlirmf
Ac Martin, of this city. There were
eight bidders, including Albany. Eu
gene and Springfield contractors. All
heating bids were rejected and new
bids ' will be called. The present
school building is overcrowded. Super
intendent L. L. Gooding has been re
elected for a term of two years, and
all the present teachers who applied
have been re-elected. One girl and
four boys will probably rauuate on
11. T. !i-olt. Tacnma for San 1'edro. lu
claimed when they offered to help. nii!"V south nf point Ar.-na
GREAT LAKES AGAIN OPEN
Spring Navigation Begins Week
Earlier Than Last Year.
DUL.UTH. Minn., April 20. The navi
gation season on the Great Lakes here
The Spring is seven days earlier than'
last year. It is not probable that any
ore shipments will be made until May 1.
VILLA MEETS HIS CHIEF
Carranza and First General
CHIHUAHUA. Mex., April 20. With
many fateful questions dealing with
MILITIA CRUISE IS SET
Oregon Xaval Troops to Be Aboard
Milwaukee From July 20 to 2 8.
WASHINGTON, April 20. Unless
called upon to take part in the opera
tions against Mexico, the Pacific Coast
Naval Militia will take the annual
cruise this year on the cruiser Milwau
kee, as follows:
California Militia, July 6 to 15; Ore
gon Militia, July 20 to 28. embarking
and disembarking at Astoria; Wash
ington Militia, August 3 to 12. The
programme of each cruise and final
dates will be announced after the Navy
Department is advised if organizations
can serve for longer time than speci
fied, and number of officers and men
who will make the cruise.
EDGE fL. 1 S "f
T0U BRE4K f:
PHI BETA KAPPA PLANNED
Honorary Fraternity to Be Installed I
at University of Washington.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON. Se
attle, April .20. (Special.) Washing
ton Alpha of Phi Beta Kappa will be
Installed at the University of Wash
ington by Edwin A. Birge, dean of the
college of letters and sciences of the
University of Wisconsin, April 29, in
the presence of members of the hon
orary fraternity of the faculty and
alumni in Seattle.
Benjamin Ide Wheeler, president of I
the University of California, will at-1
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