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VOI. I.rV. NO. 16,6G5.
PORTLAND. OREGON. FRIDAY, AFRUL 24, 1914.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
NO WAR WITH
Rebel Leader Declares
Wish to Be Regarded
in Light of Friend.
"TANGLE" TO BE AVOIDED
"Little Drunkard Huerta" Is
Also Denounced as a
"Drunken Old Ass."
GIFT SENT TO GENERAL SCOTT
Hundred Lambs' Wool Rugs to
Emphasize Good Feeling.
VISIT MADE TO BORDER
Carranza's Confidential Agent at EI
Paso Denies Note of Chief Was
Meant to Bo Hostile To
EL PASO, Tex., April 23. General
Francisco Villa, head of the rebel mili
tary forces. Informed George C. Caroth
ers, special agent of the State Depart
ment, tonight that he would decline to
. be dragged into war with the United
States by anybody! "
"Why," be smiled, as he threw an
arm about the broad shoulders of the
Government representative, "all Europe
would laugh at us if we went to war
with you. They would say that the
little drunkard Huerta has drawn them
into a tangle at last.' "
Villa said he was not consulted in
the drafting of the Carranza note trans
mitted to Secretary Bryan last night,
which was regarded as somewhat hos
tile in tone.
Friendship la Asserted. '
The rebel leader told Carothers, who
reported the interview to the State De
partment tonight, that one of the chief
reasons that he came to Juarez was to
show the American people that his attl
tude was friendly and that he did not
fear to trust himself on the border
without a military force behind him.
Carothers took supper with Villa and
canvassed the situation thoroughly
while doing justice to an American meal
"Honest," said the rebel General be
tween mouthfuls, "I hope the Ameri
cans bottle up Vera Cruz so tight they
can't even get water Into it. Your Ad
miral is doing something it would have
taken us a long time to accomplish, if
we could have accomplished it at all.
Gift Brmisht o General Scott.
The General brought with him 100
woven rugs of the softest lamb's wool
as a present for General Scott, who re
cently left Fort Bliss to become as
sistant chief of staff at Washington.
Carothers promised to forward it along
iwith Villa's congratulations to the re
cipient of the promotion.
Villa said he had arranged with all
foreigners except Spaniards to ship out
their cotton from Torreon on paying a
wartax, to which the foreigners had
agreed. He said that Spanish cotton
. was not included in the arrangement.
having been confiscated. There are 73
000 bales there valued at $150,0000.
General Villa was supposed to be
bringing a personal escort of 200 men
but to avoid provocative appearances
the General left most of them behind
at Chihuahua and appeared with only
2." or U0 of his followers. On his arrival
"What does the United States want
to pay any attention to that drunken
old ass, Huerta, for anyway?" ViH
himself is a teetotaler.
f'arranxa lent Denies Hostility.
The hero of Torreon said he came on
private business affairs and to se
Mrs. Villa. With Villa were General
Urbina. Angeles and Rodriguez.
Roberto V. Resqueira, Carranza'
confidential agent Here, insisted today
that the note of his chief to Secretary
Bryan was not hostile, but was In
tended as a basis for further negotia
tions. He was expecting a reply fro
Mr. Bryan setting forth - the views of
the Stato Department.
The rebel position is that tho Ameri
can troops should be withdrawn from
Mexican soil, Carranza recognized as
de facto President, or at least as a bel
ligerent and the punishment of the in
dividual Huerta and other individual
offenders left to the rebels. Carranza,
if recognized, would not hesitate to
apologize and disavow the acts of one
whom -he considers a traitor, it is said.
"I think his statement was fair and
frank," said Pesqueira, "and by no
means a threat of war."
He was asked if the words, used by
.(Concluded on Pag 2.)
HALTED AT HARBOR
COMJUXDER UNAWARE VERA
CRCZ IS TAKES.
Gangway Refused American. Naval
Man, He Clambers Aboard Unas
sisted Mexicans Put to Sea..
VERA CRUZAprll 23. The Mexican
gunboat Progreso, with more than 500
soldiers in heavy marching? order
aboard, steamed to the harbor mouth
this evening, but no further. The
commander of the Progreso had not
heard that the Americans -were in pos
session of the city.
The Progreso was hailed by the
flagship and boarded by Lieutenant
Byron McCandless of Rear-Admiral
Badger's staff, who informed the com
mander that he had the choice of re
maining under the guns and search
lights of the flagship or putting out
to sea. It was explained to him that
the United States was not at war with
Mexico, but that for the present the
presence of Mexican gunboats and sol
diers at Vera Crux was not desirable.
When Lieutenant McCandless reached
the Progreso he asked that a gang
way be lowered, but this was refused.
He jumped for the side of the vessel
and clambered aboard. The interview
ended by the Mexican gunboat's put
ting to sea.
The captainu of the Mexican steamer
Tehuantepec and a government fire
boat moved their craft slowly into the
harbor today and then discovered that
they were "detained." The former car
ried 12 American -passengers, who were
taken off and put aboard the battle
BOND ISSUE WAXES HOT
Salem Plans Monster Mass Meeting
at Armory May 2.
SALEM, Or.. April 23. (Special.)
Arrangements were completed tonight
for admass meeting in the interest of
the proposed $850,000 bond issue for
hard-surfacing of the roads of the
county, to be held May 2. Sam Hill,
'father of the good roads" in Wash
ington State; Frank Terrace, a good
roads expert of Seattle, and J. Lan
caster, engineer at the University of
Washington, will be among the speak
ers. The meeting will be called to order
by Governor West and, after several
Marion County men who are working
in behalf of the bond issue have'out-
ined the plan, the visitors from Wash
ngton will speak. There will be ses
sions afternoon and evening and the
Armory doubtless will be crowded. The
election will occur on May 15.
OLE CHOPPER GETS $500
Telephone Company Agrees to- Pay
for Its Line on Reed Farm.
Suit for a permanent injunction by
the Federal Court was compromised
out of court yesterday by the Pacific
Telephone & Telegraph Company agree
lng to pay to Minnie T. Reed and her
husband, Frank H. Reed $500 for erect
ing and maintaining a telephone line
on land owned by Mrs. Reed, near Cor
bett Station on the O.-W. li. & N. line.
The company has maintained a tele
phone line on the Reed farm for 19
years. Recently it changed the loca
tion of its line, and Reed chopped down
two of the new poles. A temporary
injunction was obtained by the com
pany and the case came to trial be
fore Judge Bean on suit to make the
COMPENSATION ACT LIKED
Several Cities Make Applications to
Come Under State Law.
SALEM. Or.. April 23. (SDeciaL) C.
D.' Babcock, of the State Accident In
dustrial Commission, said today that
several cities had made application to
become subject to the workmen's com
Attorney-General Crawford has an
nounced that municipalities may come
within the provisions of the act If
they desire. Mr. Babcock further said
that numerous corporations which for
merly announced that they would not
come within the provisions of the law
have changed their attitude and want
to be bound by it.
ANTI-AMERICAN RIOTS ON
Monitor Cheyenne Under Rnsh Or
ders to Ensenada, Mexico.
SAM DIEGO, Cal., April 23. Tele
graphic advices received here at 8:30
P. M. from American Consul Guyant
tell of anti-American rioting at En
senada. Mexican federals and the
populace, according to the report, were
attacking the Americans.
The monitor Cheyenne, now in San
Diego harbor, will leave immediately
under rush orders for the Mexican city.
ROAD WORK BIDS REJECTED
New Estimates on Improvement of
Highway to Be Opened May 5.
ASTORIA. Or., April 23. (Special.)
ine County Court rejected today all
the bids submitted yesterday for clear
ing, grading and draining the 28 miles
or the proposed Columbia highway be
tween Astoria and Westport.
New bids will be opened May 5, but
no contract will be awarded until after
the bids are opened by Coiu,mbia Coun
ly May 6.
POPE LAUDS RUM FIGHTERS
Scourge Causing Physical and Moral
Evils, Says Pontiff. .
ROME. April 23. The pope received
today 400 members of the international
.The pontiff praised the work being
done by the league and urged an ex
tensive campaign against the "scourge
which is causing physical, moral and
ETS VERA CRUZ
Uirrted States' Forces
NEW OUTPOST IS OCCUPIED
German Steamer at Dock to
Discharge Cargo of Arms.
CITY WILL BE POLICED
People Told in Proclamation by Ad
miral Fletcher That They Will
lie Protected in Pursuit of
Vocations of Peace.
WASHIXGTOS, April 33. Admiral
Badger reported tonight to the Xavy
Department that three more men bad
been killed and 25 wounded In the
fighting at Vera Cms.
Those killed In today' flebtlns;
weret D. J. Lae, iramao 1 r.. li.
Frohllcnstein, ordinary seaman, and K.
C. Fisher, ordinary aeaman.
VERA CRUZ. April 23. FightinK in
the city of Vera Cruz finally baa
stopped. A house-to-house search has
been made and all the inhabitants 'dis
armed. The German steamer Tpiranga, loaded
with machine guns, rifles and ammuni
tion consigned to Huerta, has docked
to unload her cargo at the custom
house, which with the rest of the city
is occupied by United States forces.
American marines and bluejackets
today gained possession of breastworks
three miles inland from the city.
Fletcher Isanea Proclamation.
Admiral Fletcher today issued the
following proclamation "to the people
of Vera Cruz":
'The naval forces of the United
States that are of my command, have
occupied temporarily the city of Vera
Cruz to supervise -the public adminls
tration on account of the disturbed
conditions which at present prevail in
'All employes of the municipality of
this port are Invited to continue in the
discharge of their offices as they have
done up to the present.
"The military authorities will not in
tervene in the civil and i-dministrative
affairs so long as good order and peace
in the town are not impaired
Protection Promised Citizens.
"All peaceful citizens may confidently
continue in their usual occupations,
certain that they will be protected in
their persons and property and llke-
4 Concluded on Page 8.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTERDAT'S Maximum temperature, 57.2
degree; minimum, 46.8 degrees.
TODAY'S Showers, westerly winds,
Embargo on arms restored at border. Fag 1.
Militia to have preference if additional
troops are called. Page 2.
Mexican plot to poison San IHcgo water sup
ply reported. Page 2.
Mexican gdnboat steams to Vera Crus har
bor mouth, halted, puts to sea again.
Governor West says he would join cavalry
and go to war. Page 7.
Villa says he wants no war with United
States. Page 1.
Border, at El Paso lined with machine guns.
Marines make house-to-house search
Vera Cruz and fighting ceases. Page x.
Women and children besieged in mine get
sate conduct from strikers. Page .1.
Coast League results: Venice 7, Portland 4;
Oakland 3, Ban Francisco O; Los Angeles
U, Sacramento 4. Page 14.
Northwestern League results: Spokane 6, j
Portland 4; Tacoma C. Victoria 0; Seattle
3. Vancouver li. Pag 14.
Cincinnati Nationals too heavy for Ed Kip-
pert, whose contract Is tor sal at si.uu.
Page 14. .
In Western Trl-State Baker and Walla
Walla win. Page 15.
Primary registration Is falling 50,000 below
expectations. Page 7.
Ex-Mayor of Copperfleld cleared by jury in
live minutes, i'age o.
Evelyn Thaw discusses childhood days with
. old friend met by accident. Page 7.
Commercial and Murine.
Oregon mohair market opens with prices
on firm basis. Page 21.
Rains ' avert drouth danger and Chicago
wheat market declines. Page 21.
Stock market is given good support and op
erations are small. Page 21.
Insurance rate rises on shipping to touch
Mexico. Page 18.
Portland and Vicinity.
Note in flotlng bottle In Willamette deepens
Ardesnald murder mystery. Page S.
Commissioner DiecK tells Civil Service Board
he will retain II. W. Holmes. Page -'O.
Probe of alleged Portland ice trust started.
Weather report, forecast and data. Page 21.
Judges en banc decide witnesses must be
confined to be remunerated for tune.
Or. James WIthycombe, candidate for Gsv
. ernor answers questions as to policies.
Woman's Club election is today. Page 13.
Question whether property owners or city
should repair worn-out paving in Alder
fctreet made Issue. Page 11.
MORE CLAIMS UP TODAY
Second Group to Begin Contest for
Estate of Henry D. Winters. .
Attorneys for the second group of
claimants to the estate of Henry D.
Winters will begin today presenting
their case in Circuit Judge Morrow's
court In the escheat case brought by
the state against Agnes Butts, admin
Utratrix of the estate, and all claimants
to the property. Testimony of the first
group of heirs, represented by Attor
neys Manning White & Hitch, Barge
Leonard and George Gearhart. will be
concluded by noon, or early afternoon
it is believed.
Attorney Asa V. Mendenhall, of Oak
land. Cal., one of counsel for the' Utl
gants, who claim the property through
Lewis Cline Winters, said they prob
ably would require only a few days to
submit their testimony.
"v e nave only about a -dozen wit
nesses to call, and I think we will in
troduce only a few depositions, if any,'
said the Oakland attorney. Associated
with Mr. Menuenhall Is Judge Lionel
MEN OF THE HOUR
TAKEN FROM N HE
Men Refuse. Strikers'
rilVES REPORTED AS ALIYE
Entrances Are Blocked by Ex
plosion of Dynamite.
THREE STRIKERS KILLED
Leader of Besiegers Says Imprisoned
Ones Will Be Released if They
Will Disarm and Agree
to Leave District.
TRINIDAD. Colo.. April 13. All of
the women and children have been
taken out of the Empire mine and are
safe, according to a message received
today from Aguilar station.
"The strikers at the mine," the mes
sage adds, "want the men to come out
and give up arms. They refuse. Siple
Is safe in the mine. John Church is
also in the mine. Superintendent Wad
dell is shot in me shoulder and has
been taken to a doctor. Matt Waddell,
mine clerk, shot In the leg, is in the
Quarter Asked for Women.
The only quarter asked by President
Siple and his men, who have been en.
tombed in the mine since late yester
day, was that the women and children
be taken to a place of safety. This the
strikers promised to do. Three women
and five children were in the mine, ac
cording to one of the strike leaders.
supposed to be E. N. Snyder, who con
firmed the Aguilar message later by
"Siple refused to come out," said Sny
der. "We promised him protection but
he said he would talk it over with his
men and let ua know tonight. We don't
care whether they do or not," he added.
Heavy Firing: Reported.
Twenty men are said to be in the
mine. . .
From the same source it is learned
that an attack is being waged on the
Southwestern mine. Several explosions
have taken place at the camp and the
tipple has been burned. The body of
a Greek striker, killed In' the fighting
at the Southwestern, was brought to
the Aguilar morgue today. Heavy fir
ing is in progress up and down Green
Canyon for a distance of several miles.
. Snyder declared he thought all the
captives were alive, although no sign
of life had come from the mine during
the morning. He said the last shots
Concluded on Page 61
llCERTA'S CHIEF OF STAFF ES
Mexican Charge Accompanied by Se
cret Chief on Way to Canada.
Situation Is Delicate.
WASHINGTON. April 23. Nelson
O'Shaughnessy, the American charge.
left Mexico City for Vera Cruz tonight
on a special train escorted by General
Huerta'a chief of staff.
Algara R. De Terreros, Charge of the
Mexican Embassy, who received his
passports from Secretary Bryan today,
left at 12:10 tonight for Toronto, Can
ada, accompanied by Chief Flynn. of
the United States Secret Service.
It was recalled that the Spanish Min
ister to the United States went to Mon
treal when war was declared. It was
announced that the affairs of the em
bassy had been entrusted to the French
President Wilson told callers he was
confident Charge O'Shaughnessy would
get. to Vera Cruz safely. The latest
word from him said he would leave to
night or tomorrow. The situation in
Mexico City is extremely delicate, ac
cording to private advices received
here. Fears of mob violence and dem
onstrations against Americans are felt
by the Washington Government and if
possible no further steps likely further
to incite the Mexican populace or pre
cipitate anti-American outbreaks will
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS MEET
Eugene Has Delegations From Many
Points at Ceremonies.
EUGENE. Or.. April 23. (Special.)
Fifty visiting delegates are here from
points in the Willamette Valley and
from Douglas and Lane counties at
tending the district convention of
Knights of Pythias today. An auto
mobile parade was held this afternoon
and tonight ceremonies began with a
banquet. Three local members will be
Among those here are: Gus Mower,
of Portland, supreme representative;
E. Wrlghtman, of Silverton, grand vice-
chancellor, and Grant B. Dimick, of
Oregon City, grand tribune.
L. M. Curl, of Albany, ia here to take
back with him a delegation of Eugene
Knights, who will participate in the
celebration at Albany Saturday when
the $40,000 temple will be dedicated.
LEBANON POLICE DEPOSED
New Councilmen . Put Friends on
LEBANON. Or., April 23. (Special.)
The Lebanon City Council held a
stormy session last night which lasted
until long after midnight and did not
adjourn until it had deposed both the
City Marshal and night policeman. No
charges or complaints had been made
against either of the officers.
At the beginning of the year, when
the dew Counoil took office, three
new members who had never before
served as Councilmen desired to get
some of their friends on the salary roll.
but seemed unable to agree on the
Marshal and night police until last
night, when W. I. Bishop was elected
Marshal and H. E. Smith was chosen
FERRY STOPS FOR PIONEER
Newport Schedule Changed. Owing to
Increased Speed Attained.
NEWPORT. Or.. April 23 (Special.)
Perhaps a precedent -was established
this morning when Captain Jacobson
stopped the . ferryboat Newport, which
had left Newport for Yaquina. and went
to a nearby dock to take on board L. E.
Davis, one of Lincoln County's old pio
neers, who bad missed the ferry and
called to Captain Jacobson. Captain
Jacobson signaled Mr. Davis to go to
another dock and then went there with
the Newport and waited for him.
Owing to the increased speed of the
Newport since having a new engine in
stalled the boat now leaves Newport at
7 instead of 6:15, the schedule changing
JUSTICE'S HOUSE ROBBED
Two Men Later Arraigned Before
Him Arc Bound Over.
ROSE BURG. Or., April 23. (Spe
cial.) Charles Brown and George E.
Miller, California transients, arc being
held here on a charge of robbing Jus
tice of Peace Will Brown, who, after
their capture, bound them over to the
They are charged with the theft of
h wedding suit, a revolver and some
Jewelry, all of which was recovered.
When the men walked by the house
they are said to have robbed, blood
hounds picked up the trail.
PRUNE DAMAGE $300,000
Further Lo.s Feared In Salem Dis
trict H Cold Continues.
SALEM. Or.. April 23. (Special.)
Prune growers today estimated (hat
the damage to the crop as the result
of unfavorable weather will cause a
loss of $300,000 within a radius of 15
miles of Saletn.
Robert Paulus. secretary of the Sa
lem Fruit Union, said If the. cold
weather continued the loss would be
more. He said that the rain had pre
vented pollenization of the fruit in
WILSON SEEN AS LINCOLN
"Both Biblically Inspired, "Yet War
Leaders," Says Rome Editor.
ROME. April 23. The Tribuna com
pares President Wilson to President
Lincoln. Both, it says, were possessed
of the same Biblical inspiration, the
same vigorous Puritanism, the same
combatant ideals. Neither was satis
fied to remain content in his own up
rightness, but wished others to be up
right. Both were pacificists and yet both
had to assume the leadership in war.
TO VERA CRUZ
Infantry and Artillery to
Co-operate With Navy
BORDER GUARD INCREASED
Three Regiments Ordered
From San Francisco to Re
port to General Bliss.
EMBARGO ON ARMS RESTORED
Munitions Not to Be Permitted
to Cross Boundary.
CONSULS WILL COME HOME
Brazil Chosen to Cure for Amcricau
Interests in Interim Action
Regarded as Significant
GALVESTON. Tml, April s:u The
Fifth Brigsde of the First Division,
I. S. A., received orders tonixht to
embark; on waiting; transports for
Vera Cms. The orders caused a flur
ry of preparation. The transports
have taken on two months' provisions
and SOO coffins. It la expected the
brigade will sail late tomorrow.
The troops will start boirdlns the
transports at daybreak. The first of
the transports Is expected to s;et away
by sunset tomorrow.
Brlsadler-Geaeral Funston will com
mand. WASHINGTON. April 23. United
States troops moved tonight to rein
force the American Navy at Vera Cruz,
the embargo on arms Into Mexico for
mally was restored and troops were or
dered to the Mexican border primarily
to relieve uneasiness among border res
idents, but also as a precaution against
hostile military operations along tho
Secretary Garrison announced that a
origade of Infantry and some artillery
under Brigadier-General Frederick
Funston bad been ordered to embark
on the four Army transports at Galves
ton for Vera Cruz to support the ex
peditionary forces of marines and blue
jackets there. Tho chance that Gen
eral Maas. the federal General, might
make a return attack on Vera Cruz
with reinforcements, and the possible
necessity of a forward movement to
ward Mexico City to protect fleeing
Americans and the Vera Cruz Railroad
were the underlying reasons for the
Shipment of Monitions Stopped.
The restoration of the embargo on
arms was officially announced after
tho pronouncement of General Carran
za, the constitutionalist chief, that he
regarded the seizure of Vera Cruz as a
violation of Mexican sovereignty had
been considered by the Administration. '
While Mexican constitutionalists l.re
protested that Carranza's real attitude
was friendly, tho American Govern
ment decided to take no chances and
abruptly stopped -shipment of all arras
President Wilson earlier in the day
had issued a statement warning Gen
eral Carranza, the constitutionalist
chief, that tho United States was deal
ing now and would contlnuo to deal
with those whom Huerta. commands
"and those who come to his support."
Diplomats Receive Passports.
Both Nelson 'O'Shaughnessy. tho
American charge d'affaires, and Senor.
Algara, the charge d'affaires of the
Mexican Embassy, have been given
their passports. This is not regarded
by tho Washington Government as
presaging war but a declaration of war
by Huerta would not bo unexpected.
The United States has chosen Brazil
to look after Its Interests in Mexico.
Where there are no Brazilian Consuls,
French Consuls will act for the United
A special reserve fleet ranging from
dreadnoughts to gunboats was ordered
to the Atlantic coast of Mexico. No
fighting of any consequence was re
ported from Vera Cruz. The American
land forces pushed their way three
miles inland to some important breast
works to make their position secure.
Rear-Admiral Fletcher and American
Consul Canada were occupied most of
the day In Vera Cruz In handling hun
dreds of American refugees. British
and German vessels took off more than
1200 refugees at Tampico and a general
exodus of Americans from Mexican
cities was reported.
The Senate passed the House bill ap-
j propriating 1300,000 to take care of
American refugees. Senator Borah de
(Concluded on Pago 3.)