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HUERTA TO RESIGN,
Dictator Said To Want
Safe Trip To Port.
CHANGE SOON FORESHADOWED
Foreign Minister Rojas' Resig
nation Viewed as Boding.
REBELS' SUCCESS FACTOR
Opinion in Capital and Vera Cruz. Is
Successor AVith Vliom Carranza
Will Treat Can Bo Chosen
and: Peace Restored.
F.li PASO, Trx. May 3. General
Obregon today telegraphed to Rafael
Musqulz, of tbe local rebel junta, that
he had picked up a telesram, partly
In code, from Hnerta to the Federal
commander at Guaymas. From the un
codified part of the message, Obreeon
aid It appeared that Hnerta either had
renlsned or was about to do ho. The
General added tbat of course he would
not tell to what extent the code words
vrould alter or modify this meaning;.
VERA CRUZ, May 3. Persistent re
ports continue to circulate here that
General Huerta Intends to retire from
the Provisional Presidency on condi
tion that he be assured a safe conduct
to a port and placed on board a foreign
It is declared in some Mexican cir
cles here that General Huerta was
ready to resign a week -ago. but' was
prevented from so doing by internal
dissensions In his Cabinet.
Some Change Foreshadowed.
The disappearance from the Mexican
Cabinet of Jose Lopez Portillo y Rojas,
the Foreign Minister, coupled with re
ports that there is a growing under
current of feeling in Mexico City
against the Huerta government, is in
terpreted here as foreshadowing a
change in the situation in the federal
capital. Some of the closest observers
of the government's situation assert
that Senor Portillo's resignation may
clear the way for the appointment of a
Foreign Minister who, under the Mexi
can constitution, could succeed General
I-iuerta as President.
Carransa Not Forgotten.
In these circles it Is pointed out that,
while Venustlano Carranza declined to
treat with General Huerta, he might
consent to enter Into negotiations with
his successor and thus help mediation.
The effect of the rebel successes in
the north and the outcome of the pend
ing attack on Tampico, may, according
to well-informed opinion, bring about
a rapid change in Mexico City.
While the federal capital was re
ported quiet today, people who arrived
here said the populace there was be
ginning to learn that General Huerta
had been deceiving, the people by issu
ing false reports of federal successes
over the constitutionalists.
America's Way Admired.
The news of the peaceful way in
which the Americans are occupying
Vera Cruz has - d to the capital and
has convinced Mexicans there that the
American Invasion of the port is not
for conquest or aggression. Refugees
assert the inhabitants of the capital
fear the coming there of Villa more
than they fear that of the American
troops. The elements in Mexico City
which cling to the memory of the late
President Francisco I. Madero are r
ported to have been Incensed by the ar
rest of some of the deputies who were
formally cast into jail on charges of
Mexico Bishop Dies.
MEXICO CITY. May 3. The Right
Rev. Manuel Rivera, Roman Catholic
bishop of Queretaro, died suddenly to
day while driving in an anti-American
LADY ALFRED PAGET DIES
Englishwoman of Noted Family
Sueumbs in London.
LONDON May 3. Lady Alfred Paget,
widow of the late General Lord Alfred
Henry Paget, died here today. She was
the mother of Lieutenant-General Sir
Arthur Paget, commander of the Brit
ish forces in. Ireland, whose wife is
daughter of the late Paran Stevens and
Mrs. Marietta Stevens, of New York.
Another of her sons is.Almeric Paget.
a. member of Parliament whose wife is
Pauline Whitney, daughter of the late
William C Whitney, ex-Secretary of
the United States Navy.
RANDOLPH IS STILL ON BAR
Iittle Anxiety Is Kelt, However, for
MAKSHFIELD, Or., May 3. (Spe
cial.) All efforts have failed 'to re
lease the gasoline schooner Bandolph
from the sandbar at the mouth of
Rogue River. There is little danger
of the Randolph being lost, as there
has not been a boat lost on Rogue
River bar in ten years.
As the formation Is sandy and the
approach narrow. boats usually are
pulled oft or are forced ashore and
imlled across Uie sjui Into the, Xiv.cr.
OPERA CHIEFS LOSE
MARY AND FORTUNE
MISS G.YIUEN" QUITS CHICAGO
COMPANY IN "STORM."
Backers of Organization Which, Lost
$187,427 on Pacific Coast Tour
Staggered by Deficit. . .
CHICAGO,' May 3. (Special.) When
the Kaiser Wilhelm II sails for Bre
men Tuesday, Mary Garden will be
among the passengers as will be sev
eral other members of the Chicago
Grand Opera ComparPy. The Chicago
Opera Company lost $183,427 on Its Pa
cific Coast tour.
An opera tour under the most
favorable circumstances, according to
all Impresarios, is not a thing of Joy.
but with the Chicago company losing
a small fortune in every city Cleofonte
Campanint, the director of the organ
ization, is said to have had a roost un
pleasant trip, and Miss Garden was the
storm center during most of the trou
ble. Other members of the company who
have returned to New York report that
Miss Garden "tried to run" the tour,
and that she failed to be the sensa
tional drawing card she was in other
At all event the-losses in several of
the cities almost staggered . the Chi
cago men who were financing the trip.
Kansas City showed a loss of nearly
$25,000. Loss Angeles was another
stumbling block to the extent of $17,
650. San Francisco was also on the
wrong side of the books to the extent
of $21,000 and Seattle took another
$15,000. It is said that not a city on
the whole tour showed a profit, the
loss at Portland, Or., being among the
smallest, less than $4,000.
SALT BED PRICES JUMP
Portland Slen Offer $2,00 0,000 lor
Lease on State Lands.
SALEM, Or.. May 3. (Special.) The
valuation of the salt beds of Summer
and Albert Lakes took a big Jump to
day when John II. Haak and Samuel
Connell, of Portland, offered the State
Desert Land Board $2,000,000 for a 40
yea'r lease of the property.
Jason Moore, representing New York
capitalists, several days ago, offered
$1,000,000 for the salts, '$250,000 for the
lands and agreed to give $50,000 bond
as a guarantee of good faith. The
board probably will reach a decision
regarding the offers at a meeting to
be held next Monday.
RARE TURTLE 'KING'S' MENU
"Potato Sovereign" Has Only One of
; 11 From China That Lived. "' ".
STOCKTON, CaL, May 3. (Special.)
Charley Why. the San Joaquin potato
king, enjoyed today the n.ost expensive
turtle on the market. It was the sole
survivor of 11 which Why had shipped
to him from China, the others dying
The turtle was of an unusual variety
and hard to get. Chinamen in the
United States who feel able to indulge
in this delicacy often have to wait a
year before their order can be filled.
The duty on Why's turtle was $5.
COMMUNITY SING" UNIQUE
8000 Sing -'Heart Songs" and Pa
triotic Airs in Taconui Stadium.
TACOMA, Wash, May 3. What was
regarded as one of the most remark
able assemblies for music that has ever
been held anywhere was recorded here
this afternoon, when In spite of threat
ening weather, approximately 8000 per
sons Joined in the first of a series of
"community sings" In the1 stadium.
The 8000 were participants. There
was no audience, except persons who
lined the street railings.
"Heart songs" and patriotic airs
made up the programme.
SNAKE BITE INJURES MIND
Any Sound Resembling Reptile's
Rattle Upsets Girl Victim.
DAVENPORT, Wash., May 3 (Spe
cial.) The bite of a rattlesnake two
years ago caused temporary insanity
of Bertha Schimke, 18. She was ar
raigned before the local court for ex
amination. The girl apparently is in
normal condition except when she hears
any sound which resembles & rattle
Doctors say that treatment will re
store her mind permanently, and she
will be taken to a sanitarium.
PASTOR FINDS OUT SCORE
Baker Preacher Tells Teams He Will
Call Vp After Snnday Game.
BAKER. Or., May 3. (Special.) The
Baker and Walla Walla baseball teams
attended church in a body this morning.
Rev. C. A. Edwards, of the First Metho
dist Church, preached a special sermon
for the athlMes.
Rev. Mr. Edwards Is an ardent fan.
He said he could not go to a Sunday
game, but would "call'up and find out
what the score was afterward."
M'KINLEY LOGGER KILLED
Falling Tree Strikes Snag That Ends
Life of Charles Haug-hton.
COQUILLE. Or, May 3. (Special.)
Charles Haughton. 40 years of age, was
killed Instantly at Aasen brothers' log
ging camp, near McKinley, ten miles
north of here yesterday.
He had Just cut down a tree, which,
in falling, struck two snags that hit
Haughton and knocked him against an.
other Jog. breaking his neck and both
legs. He leaves a widow and several
CARRANZA WILL NOT
TREAT WITH HUERTA
Rebel Leader Denies
PLANS OF NEITHER HALTED
Campaign on Mexico City Goes
PEACE ENVOYS PROGRESS
United States' Delegates AVill Be
Men Xot Directly Identified
"With. Government and Neu
tral Scene Is Considered.
MEXICO CITY, May 3. Jo.quln D.
Casaaus. former Mulnn I.-.
to the I nlted States, was hurriedly or-
.oony to proceed to Washington
from Carlsbad, where be has been tak
ing; the rare. The nature of his mis
sion was not made public.
WASHINGTON', May 3. The media
tion plans of the envoys, who are try
ing to straighten out the troubled af
fairs of Mexico went steadilv forward
today and while th
sessions the mediators conferred on
tne next step in their procedure.
The United States, the Huerta gov
ernment and General Carranza are ex
pected to name their ripleirntea . re
quested by the mediators last night.
wnnin tne next day or two. The dele
gates or the United States, it became
known, would not be on r.t th of
ficials closely identified with the Gov
ernment, rnis has eliminated Robert
L. Lansing, counsellor of the State De
partment, and in general all other Gov
Possible Deles-ates Cited. "
The names of John Ha..ntt Tnn
and John Lind and Henrv Whita .i.
ready mentioned, are now added o
those of Richard Olnsy, ex-Secretary
of State; Dr. David J. Hill, ex-Ambas
sador to Germany; Hannis .Taylor, ex
Minister to Spain. " ' ' .
The Huerta del
be Francisco de la. Barrara, now Mex
ican minister at Paris.
Rafael Zubaran. Tlfrsnnil 1 rpnrcounto.
tlve of Carranza. arrived hur. voc.,..
day and is available as the Carranza
aeiegate, aitnough his mission 1b still
to oe announced and it is not yet def
inite that Carranza will a-o to th
tent of naming a delegate to deal with
Carranza Denies Request.
When the delegates of the three
parties arrive it is expected the medi
ators will be realy to take up the
crucial issues between the United
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JXWAX PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
3- 7 d egreei ; minim um. 49. S de reea.
TODAY'S Fair and warmer; northwesterly
Carranza will not treat -with Huerta media
tor are advised. Page 1.
Huerta will resign if assured of safe passage
to port is persistent rumor. Page 1.
Chicago opera backers lose $187,427 on Pa
cific Coast tour and Mary Garden, too.
General Daniel EL Sickles dies. Paga 1.
Embargo on arms covers all Colorado. Page 3.
I. W.' W. surrounding Rockefeller estate.
Coast League results: San Francisco 2. Port
land l: Venice 4-1. Loi Angeles 0-5; Sac
ramento 4-7, Oakland 8-lt. Page 10.
Northwestern League results: Portland 3,
T acorn a 1; Vancouver 2, Victoria 1 1H
Innings) Seattle 10, Spokane 3. Page 10.
Colts open, series of three weeks at home
with Vancouver today. Page 10.
Boston oarsmen win British glory and train
for Grand Challenge Regatta. Page 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
New Westminster Church is dedicated.
"The Remittance Man" at the Baker has
novel climax. Page 13.
"The, Two Orphans" is play chosen by thea.
ter managers for Follies on May 21.
Fourth anniversary of pastorate of Dr. W. B.
Hlnson observed at White . Temple.
Big bill at Orpheum this week. Page 13,
Eugene W. Chafln lectures in tight against
saloons. Page 10.
Four companies of Third Oregon on rifle
range. Page 17.
Nonunion longshoremen landed up stream
from Navajo and boat is stoned. Page 2.
Annual grill of candidates held by Press
Club. Page 13.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 13.
Prosperity smiles on Oregon farmer, page 5.
'ANTIS' TO WEAR RED ROSE
Opponents of Equal Suffrage to
Demonstrate Saturday, Too.
WASHINGTON. May 3. (Special)
If you are opposed to 'Woman's suf
frage wear a red rose.
When the suffragists flaunt their
yellow banners from the White House
to the. Capitol next Saturday in the
tfarade that is being staged here to Im
press Congress, their color scheme will
clash with the crimson hue of roses
worn by the fair opponents.
All protestants against votes for
women have been given the word to
display the red rose as a visible sign
of their disapproval.
This edict from the National associa
tion opposed to woman suffrage was
made nown here today.
SETTLERS AWAIT REAL WAR
Vaqui River Valley Tillers Xot to
Leave Crops on. Impulse.
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-DOUGLUAsi. Artz . aiajv SAnCcUcax.
settlers In the Yaqui river valley will
not leave Mexico again until the United
States declares war on Mexico, or fight
ing become general, according to W.
E. Richardson, a large land owner in
the valley, wh8 came here today. . So
many false warnings have been sent
the people of the valley, he declared,
that he thought the settlers would ig
nore the one recently issued by the
United States representatives.
The settlers, he said, were in the
midst of harvest and their departure
now would mean heavy loss.
Richardson reported that for several
weeks there had been a cessation ot
raids by Taqui Indians on the ranches
of the valley, several Taquis having
been killed by the settlers.
CITIZENS' LEGISLATIVE TICKET.
GENERAL SICKLES IS
DEAD: WIFE AT SIDE
Last of All Gettysburg
CHARACTER PICTURESQUE ONE
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"Country Given in
;ongness and in War.
LIFE ONE OF ROMANCE
Fighting Career in Politics and Bat
tle Dotted' by Flashes or Bril
liancy and Attainment Cloe-
Ins Years Turbulent.
NEW YORK, May 3. General Daniel
E. Sickles died at his home shortly
after 9 o'clock tonight. His wife was,
at his bedside at the erid.N.
General Daniel Edgar Sickles . was
the last of the great commanders who
fought the Battle of Gettysburg.. For
a decade he was a fighter by profes
sion all his life he was a fighter by
The gruff old warrior, with one .leg
shot away in battle, his massive head
resembling Bismarck's, was a pic
turesque figure as he hobbled along on
crutches during the last half century of
his turbulent life. .
Career Begins Karly.
Ills Indomitable fighting spirit re
mained to the last. Born in New York
City in 1825. Sickles, at the age of 23,
fought the Whigs as a Democrat in the
New York Legislature. "At 28. he dis
played his fighting spirit as corpora
tion attorney of New York. It was
he who secured for his city-its great
Central Park. At this time his mili
tary career began as Major of the
Twelfth Regiment, National Guard,
Before he was 32 years old. Major
Sickles had served as secretary of
legation at London under Minister
James Buchanan. He had won a State
Senatorship through a bitter campaign.
) and he was seated in the Thirty-fifth
Congress at Washington. '
"Unwritten I.w" Acquit.
It was at this time that an event
occurred which became the sensation
of the day. Sickles bad begun his
second term as Congressman in 1859,
when the National Capital was stirred
by the news that the 'young Repre
sentative from New York had shot and
killed Philip Barton Key, the United
States District Attorney for the Dis
trict of Columbia. Sickles declared
that Key had misled Mrs. Sickles, who
was Therese Bagioli, daughter of an
Italian music teacher. The trial lasted
20 days, ending In the acquital of
Sickles on the ground of "unwritten
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TAKES BIG BRIDGE
THREE MEN MISSIXG AXD TlDtEE
CL.IXG TO TREE-TOPS.
Hundreds of Families Abandon
Homes Wall of Water 15 IVet
Hig-1 Sweeps Down River.
BRIDGEPORT. Okla.. May 3. Three
men are, reported missing and -three
others are marooned in tree tops in
the roaring current of the Canadian
River here as the result of a flood tp
day which carried away the new $125,
000 steel bridge of the Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific Heavy damage was
caused in the river valley.
Low lands are 'looded and hundreds
cf families have abandoned their
A wall of water 15 feet high came
down the river early "vtoday and this
was followed by successive vises until
the stream tonight was flowing a half,
Six men were on the railway bridge
when it fell. Three of the men were
P. J. McCoy, L. w. Warner." and Wil
liam Noland. McCoy is station agent
at Geary and the other two were resi
dents of that place. Three of the men
who were otf the bridge were not iden
tified. WOMAN LEAPS FROM AUTO
Backfiring Makes Mrs. 1 D. Butler
Fear Car Afire; I9 Injured.
Frightened by the backfiring of an
automobile In which she was returning
to town from the Automobile Club with
her husband yesterday morning, Mrs.
Frank D. Butler, of 481 East Eighteenth
street North. Jumped from the machine
while It was traveling about 15 miles
an hour, and struck upon her arm and
head. She suffered a broken arm and a
broken Jaw bone.
Mr. Butler said that they were going
along the Sandy road inbound when the
machine backfired and tparks flew,
making Mrs. Butler believe the machine
had caught fire. She was taken to
Good Samaritaa Hospital, where her
condition last night was said to be im
proved. COAST STORMS FORECAST
Weather Bureau Says Pacific Slope
1V1U Be Disturbed.
WASHINGTON, May S. Showers' and
thunder storms in the far West during
the latter part of the week, were fore
cart by the weather bureau tonight.
"The indications are during the week
the temperature will average above the
normal generally in the Eastern and
Southern states and the Great Central
valleys, said the bulletin, "and near or
slightly below normal over the Rocky
Mountain region and on the Pacific
"A disturbance will appear in the
far West near the close of the week
and it will be attended by snows and
POPCORN CONTEST IS PLAN
Marion County Schools -to Do Plant
ing and Make Exhibit for Prizes.-
SALEM", Or, May 3. (-Special.) A
popcorn-growing contest such as has
never been equaled in the Northwest
will be engaged in by the pupils of the
Marion County schools this year. Let
ters have been mailed to all teachers
urging them to have the pupils plant
popcorn for exhibition at a big fair to
be given in the Armory.
Every pupil entering the contest
must grow a certain variety of corn on
an area of 100 square feet. Each en
trant must do all the work with the
exception of the plowing and spading
to get the ground in condition for
planting. The first prize will be $10,
the second 6 and the third M.
0. P. S PAULDING IS DEAD
Portland Capitalist, Recently Moved
to California, Heart Victim.
PALO ALTO, Cal., May 3. O. P.
Spauldlng, a capitalist of Portland, Or.,
dropped dead today of heart disease at
Woodwide, Cal., where he was visiting
at the home of W. S. Sanford. a San
Francisco commission merchant.
Orrin P. Spauldlng was a real es
tate dealer. He lived in Portland about
seven years at 927 East Seventh street
North. He was about 47 years old.
With his wife and mother-in-law, Mrs.
Laura Copper, he moved to San Fran
cisco more than a year ago.
500 IN SPELLING CONTEST
County Bee Held at Hlllsboro and
$4 0 Given in Pjizesl .
HILLSBORO, Or, May .3 (Special.)
Fully 500 school children attended
the annual county spelling- match here
yesterday, and school spirit ran high.
The successful candidates for correct
Eighth grade, Isa Mills, Tlgard: sev
enth, Paul Newman, Beavcj-ton, route
3: sixth, Eleanor Kindt. Kinton; fifth.
Hazel Fuller. Barnes district. Beaver
ton; fourth, Frank Hansen, Laurel;
third. Letha Soehren, Banks.
Forty dollars in cash prizes was dis
tributed among the successful spellers.
PAUL REVERE IS HONORED
Lanterns Used on Famous Ride Put
in CI lurch Steeple on Anniversary.
BOSTON. April 28 (Special Ttie
signal lanterns whose flickering light
started Paul Revere on his historic ride
139 years ago were hanging In the
steeple of the Old North Church re
cently. While the congregation sang "Amer
ica' the sexton passed down ttie aisle?
swinging the two famous lanterns and
then went up Into the steeple and hung
tnera on the hooks from which they
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WarSpirit Subsides In
Favor of Lawmaking.
TOLLS DEBATE UP IN SENATE
"Big" and "Little". Navy Men
to Have Inning in House.
ANTI-TRUST WORK NEAR
Opposition to Safcly-at-Sea. Confer
ence Develops and Brisk Argu
ments Are Expected Coast
Guard Bill Due to Come Vp.
WASHINGTON. May 3. The war
spirit is slumbering in Congress. Un
less there are unlooked-for- Mexican
developments during the present week
both Senate and House will turn at
tention to subjects less spectacular
than talk of invasion.
The Senate promises to be busy with
debate on the bill to repeal the tolls
exemption clause of the Panama Canal
act The House is expected to dispose
of the naval appropriation bill, provide
In it for two battleships, as the Admin
istration has requested, pass the diplo
matic and consular bill and possibly
reach the anti-trust bill.
Navy SI en to Have Innlngr.
The "big" and "little" Navy men will
have their inning tomorrow and refer
ences to the Mexican situation may
lend point to the remarks.
The tolls debate in the Senate prob
ably will call forth more oratorical
display, as the Senate is divided on the
While the House may get its anti
trust bill during the week, the Senate
interstate commerce committee will not
report the drastic bill on the same sub
ject drafted by a sub-committee and
its appearance is not expected until
the tolls debate is closed.
Safety at Sea an Issue.
" The Senate foreign relations commit
tee will take for consideration Wednes
day the convention of the conference
on safety of life at sea held recently
in London. Opposition to the ratifica
tion of the convention by the Senate
already has developed and the commit
tee may debate its provisions for sev
The House merchant and marine
committee will continue its considera
tion of the seamen's bill.
The committee probably will amend
the bill to conform to the London con
vention. Declc Crew Increase Feared.
The Senate' bill would request every
vessel to carry two able seamen with
three years' experience on deck' at sea
for every lifeboat while the convention
provides for three "lifeboat men" for
every lifeboat but permits these men
to be drawn from stewards, engineers
or other members of the crew, with re
quirements for examination and certi
fication of fitness to man lifeboats.
Members of the House committee are
said to believe thn provisions of the
seamen's bill would necessitate a deck
crew increase on every vessel of from
25 to 60 per cent.
The House Interstate Commerce com
mittee, about to take up the railway
capitalizatlon control bill, may report
this week the coast'guard bill, which
would amalgamate the revenue cutter
and lighthouse services.
Henry Bill Action Deferred.
The rules committee is deferring
action on the Henry bill for congres
sional Investigation of the cotton and
grain exchanges, pending the Agricul
tural committee's hearings on the bill,
aimed at future transactions and for
The general dam bill to regulate the
waterpower rights on all navigable
streams is being pushed for considera
tion in the House while on another
waterpower bill, affecting all such,
rights of the entire public domain,
bearings are being held by the House
public -lands committee. Secretary
Lane and other administration sup
porters, are expected, to testify this
MORMONS ARE DRIVEN OUT
Mexicans Force Party of 30 to Leave
DOUGLAS, Ariz., May 3. Thirty
members of the Mormon colony at Co
lonia Morales, 60 miles southeast of
here, arrived here overland. . Accord
ing to Frank Haymore, one of the
party, a party of Mexicans called on
the few colonists who still remained
at their homes and told them thai If
they wished to avoid trouble they had
better leave at once.
The colonists were compelled to leave
behind everything they could not
crowd into wagons.
96 BODIES ARE RECOVERED
Search Parties Continue Work at
Scene of Mine Disaster.
ECCLES. W. Va, May 3. The bodies
of 96 of the 173 miners entombed In
mine No. 5 of the New Kiver Collieries
Company, wrecked by an explosion last
Tuesday, had been broupcht to the sur
face at darkness tonight.
The work of searching, for bodies
continues night and day.