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PORTLAND. OREGON. SATURDAY, .JUNE 20, 1914.
TRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL.- LIT. NO. 16,715.
UNITED STATES TO
NSIST OfJ ITS PLAN
Lamar's Statement De
signed as Ultimatum.
MEDIATION IS NEAR FAILURE
Continuation Depends Wholly
on Huerta's Decision.
TALK OF NAMES EBBING
American Suggestion Declared to Be
Based on Profound Belief No
Other Will Stop March of
NIAGARA TALIS, Ont. June 19.
Justice Lamar's memorandum to Em
llio Rabasa. head of the Mexican dele
gation, announcing- that the United
States "must Insist" on the acceptance
of Its plan for the pacification of Mex
ico, is an ultimatum. Unless the Huer
ta delegates yield, mediation will end
tomorrow or Monday.
This Is the firm determination of the
United States, as it was conveyed to
the mediators tods. Ambassador Da
Gama. of Brazil, and Minister Suarez,
of Chile, asked the American delegates
If their position had changed in view
of the Carranza-Villa split and the re
ply was in the negative. .
'Attitude Is Unalterable.
It was an Informal talk, but served
to advise the mediators that the pub
lished statements of the American and
Iluerta delegates, with their opposite
views on the type of man to be selected
for provisional president, defined the
unalterable attitude of the American
The Huerta commissioners say they
do not know what course of action
General Huerta may pursue. Those
conversant with the American view
point, however, believe President Wil
son is determined that Inasmuch as
there could not be pacification in Mex
lco unless the constitutionalists ac
cepted any plan that might be adopted
here, the, interests of peace would not
be conserved by .a continuance of medi
Naon Stops In Capital.
The mediators held no .formal ses
sion today because Minister Naon, of
Argentina, stopped in Washington in
stead of returning directly from the
universities where he has been receiv
ing honorary degrees.
Rejection by the Americans of the
mediators' plan, as well as that of
fered by the Mexican delegates, will be
recorded as a matter of form, together
with disapproval by the Mexicans of
the American plan. Automatically, that
would adjourn the conference, accord
ing to the rules of procedure adopted
when they first convened.
The mediator still have some names
to suggest for provisional president,
but have little hope that an agreement
can be reached, as none of the names
appear to, satisfy the conditions set
forth In the published statements of
the two delegations.
New Flan by Hwerta Rumored.
A report from Mexico City that
General Huerta had decided to appoint
Pedro Lascurain to the present vacancy
in the portfolio of minister of foreign
affairs may change the aspect of things
If it develops that Mr. Lascurain is to
be made provisional president irre
spective of the mediation proceedings.
Mr. Rabasa, head of the Mexican
delegation here, thought it was im
probable that this would occur, though
he esteems Mr. Lascurain highly and
would like to see him chosen Frovis
' lonal President Mr. Lascurain was
minister of foreign atfairs under
Mudero and at his overthrow be
came Provisional President, appointed
Huerta to his Cabinet and then re
linquished the Presidency to him. Many
constitutionalists have explained that
while the constitutional order would
be restored if Mr. Lascurain became
Provisional President they opposed his
elevation to that post because of his
unresisting subserviency to General
Huerta's assumption of office.
Lascurain Might Be Accepted.
The American delegates hitherto are
understood to have objected to Lascu
rain on the ground that his resump
tion of the foreign ministry would not
mean a restoration of the constitu
tional order, because he had voluntarily
abandoned his right to hold that office.
There are many here who believe,
however, that the American, Govern
ment might be persuaded to accept
Lascurain as Provisional ' President
pending an election pending a more
definite understanding with the con
stitutionalists. The talk of names and the possible
election of a man for Provisional
President through mediation hasjebbed,
however. The tendency of the four is
toward ending the conferences.
The following paragraph from the
American memorandum of the Ameri
can delegates sums up the position by
which Justice Lamar and Frederick "YV.
Lehmann have been instructed to stand
without yielding an inch:
"The United States is & party to the
mediation in the hope that it might
lead to peace and that the peace would
lead to prosperity. The plan which the
American representatives propose, and
on which we must Insist, will be form
ulated solely with that end in view.
Another paragraph which is the
MISSING LINK NOT
3iEAK.LT PERFECT MAN-APE IS
FOUND AT ELLIS ISLAND.
Surgeon in Immigration Service De
scribes Rare Human Specimen
Sought by Darwinians.'
NEW YORK, June 19. tspeclaL)
The missing link between man and
monkey which the disciples of Dar
win long have looked for a man-ape
with all characteristics of man's tree
climbing ancestors except the tall
was found three weefs ago at Bills
Island In the person of a rejected Finn
and was described tonight to the Eu-
genlo Research Association at Colum
bia University by Dr. Howard A. Knox,
assistant surgeon of the United States
Public Health Service at Ellis Island.
Dr. Knox said the man was a most
perfect specimen of an ape In human
This rare human being was described
as a telephone lineman.
If you wlir exercise some imagina
tion," said Dr. Knox, "you will see
that the man's occupation of climbing
poles was particularly well suited to
The man- possessed the hereditary
tremor of head and facial muscles that
was nresent In both his father and
paternal grandfather. The. forehead
was low and receding, tne supraorDiiai
ridges were sharp and prominent, eye
brows were long and shaggy, eyes
sharp and piercing, nose saddle-shaped
with prominent tip, lips large and pro
truding and chin massive and heavy.
Dr. Knox described him as having
teeth formed and arranged like an
ape's, ears below their normal position
and unusually long arms. His hands
were remarkable in that each little
finger had only two phalanges, making
them virtually thumbs that could be
used with another finger. The big
toe of eaoh foot also was like a thumb.
WOMAN FINES SPEEDERS
Half or Penalties Paid to Complain
ants at Hood River.
HOOD RIVER, Or., June 19. (Spe
cial.) Miss Lucille Johnson, Deputy
City Recorder, who has been sitting on
the bench of the Municipal Court dur
ing the absence of Recorder Howe, who
has been ill, has been busy the last
two days meting out penalties to
The court's activity was brought
about by a recent action of the City
Council, when that body, on complaint
of numerous citizens, appointed a corps
of special policemen and. Issued an In
vitation to all citizens to join a cru
sade against speeding.
Those who swore out complaints were
offered 50 per cent of fines assessed for
the first four cases reported by them
and 25 per cent of the rest. The ac
tion has caused the development of a
brigade of amateur speed detectives.
RAILWAY SUESMAN1T HIT
Recompense Demanded for Damage
to Slats and Paint on Cowcatcher.
NEWARK. N. J., June 19. As the re
sult of a recent collision at Bloomf leld.
N. J., between a team driven by F. V.
Wilkinson, of this city, and an Erie
Railroad locomotive, the road today
sued Wilkinson for $100 damages be
cause "divers slats" of the cowcatcher
of the engine were broken, the paint
on the locomotive was bruised and the
track "strewn with llgtter."
This unusual suit is an answer and
counter-claim to an action for $23,000
damages brought against the railroad
by Wilkinson, who says he suffered a
broken hip. three fractured ribs and
other Injuries. The road asserts the
collision was due to Wilkinson's care
lessness. LONG DROUGHT GETS $50
Deputy Sheriff's Abstinence Wins
Check Promised in Boyhood.
EUGENE, Or., June 19. (Speclal.)-
Charles Croner, of Eugene, received
check for fit today because he had not
touched whisky for a quarter of a cen
tury. The money was unexpected.
George Luckey, of Prlneville. arrived
today in Eugene. When he met Croner
he handed him a check.
"Charley, don't you remember when
you were a little lellow ana used to
drive cattle with me." replied the cat
tleman. "I told.you that if you would
never touch whisky until you were 25
years old I would give you $50? That
was 30 years ago, but I'm good for
YALE GIFT FROM LAUDERS
$400,000 "Anonymous"' Donation Is
Cleared Up by Hadley.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., June 19. The
gift of $400,000 to the Yale Memical
School, announced as from an "anon
ymous giver" by President Hadley at
the dinner of the alumni following ob
servance of the centenary ,of that de
partment, is from the members of the
Lauder family, of Pittsburg and Green
This announcement was made formal
MOTHER DIES SAVING CHILD
Woman Crushed by Engine, While
Three Other Little Ones Look On.
HUNTINGTON, W. Va.. June 19
Mrs. Martha Medley was crushed to
death by the engine of a Chesapeake
& Ohio passenger train near Ceredo, W.
Va.. tonight after she had thrown her
self in the train's path and pushed
her 4-year-old daughter to eafety.
Three other children saw their
HINDUS REFUSE TO
LET VESSEL LEAVE
Crew of Japanese Ship
Held in Terror.
VANCOUVER B. (JANGLE GROWS
Warships Due in Harbor Today
likely to Take Hand.
CANADA MAY LEND GUARDS
Immigration Controversy Threatens
to Take On International Aspect
That Will Call for Diplomacy.
Hindus' Counsel Active.
VANCOUVER. B. C. June - 19.
Rights of - 376 Hindus aboard -the
Japanese steamer Komag&ta Maru to
enter Canada assumed a serious aspect
today when the Hindus took absolute
command of the vessel and intimidated
the 30 members of the crew, who had
mada preparations for getting up steam
and leaving the harbor. The Hindus
warned the crew they would fight
rather than allow the anchor to be
lifted. The crew was held In terror.
Furthermore, It was announced to
day that newspapers in India had
bared an alleged conspiracy to over
throw the British government in that
country. This plot, it is alleged, has
been abetted by Hindus who have suc
ceeded in gaining entrance to America.
Warn hips Due Today.
This, coupled with the fact that the
two Japanese warships which have been
touring the Pacific Coast and visiting
American cities are due here tomorrow
morning, has given an unexpected turn
to the situation, calling for skillful
diplomacy, which threatens to take the
controversy outside the pale of Immi
These warships are the Asama and
Adzuma and are in charge of Admiral
Kurol, of the Japanese navy.
A conference with the officers of the
warship will be held and if this pro
cedure offers no solution present plans
are to call Into service the Legion of
Frontiersmen, & semi-official military
organization of Canada, to go aboard
the Komagata Maru, subdue the hostile
passengers and give the vessel armed
guard until she Is outside the three
mile limit, and there turn her over to
the Japanese cruisers for escort across
the Pacific. This step, if taken, will be
made. late Saturday night and Sunday
For the present, however, the
Hindus aboard are in complete com
mand and Canadian authorities have
refused to give military assistance to
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A CONTINUOUS "MOVIE. V I
a. -jk i.ii mill ill (P ""L . I ! I
A i J 'villa civilizations hope ihmexico"
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 73
degrees; minimum. 46 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; northwesterly winds.
United State will not recede from position;
mediation effort near end. Fas 1-
lledlator calls on Wllion and Bryan and
expresses hope. Page 2.
Railroad -securities bill criticised by Mr.
Brandeis. Page 2.
Substitute for La Follette- safety-at-sea
bill is favorably reported. Page 13.
Moyer takes charge of conservative faction
of Butte miners. Page 3.
Many miners entombed by explosion in Al
berta colliery. Page 1.
Oregon to display out-of-doors life at 1S1B
exposition. Page 1. .
Longrsought missing link rejected as Immi
grant at El Us bland. . Page 1.
- ' - Sports.
Northwestern League results: Portland 0,
Spokane : Taooma 4, Seattle 1; Victoria
17, Vancouver o. Psge tt.
rMst Txxma results;. Portland s. Saer&
mento 8; Los Angeles 11, Venice 1; Oak
land 9. Ban Francisco 1. Page s.
Hunt club races on Garden Home track this
afternoon. Page 6.
Yale wins sensational regatta from Harvard
by four inches, page 1.
Chicago yacht club springs new style of
speed boat. - Page 7.
' Commercial . and Marine.
Strong prices paid for wool at last Shanlko
sale, face ii. i
Wheat advances at Chicago on large export
orders. Page 17.
Bonds higher and stocks firm at New York.
.rage li. -
Steel and textile trades show Improvement.
Queen of propeller types on rivers takes first
dip after christening today. Page 12.
Hood River election for highway bonds re
garded as certainty. Page 6.
Artillery Reserves prepare to tire big guns
at mouth of river. Page S. -
Addison Bennett writes on opportunities at
Coquillc. F&xe 19.
Portland and Vicinity.
Richard Williams,- 77. pioneer lawyer, 1
dead. Page 11.
Mayor threatens to oust efficiency cedea
Sixty garden lovers visit 37 of city schools.
Page 12. '
Jackson dub jollifies at banquet. Page 7.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 10.
Spoils system In full swing under Demo
cratic rule. Page 0.
Oregon league formed to back state Indus
tries. Page 16. i
AMERICAN ATHLETES SAIL
Harry Smith and Homer Baker, Two
and Tour MileVs, Are Vanguard.
NEW YORK, June 17. The advance
guard of American athletes, who are
to compete in' England for the British
amateur championships next month,
sailed today on the steamer New York.
The departing athletes were Harry
Smith, the American two-mile cham
pion, and Homer Baker, of the New
York Athletic Club. Smith will com
pete in ' the four-mile run and Baker
will be a starter In the half-mile,
CHICAGO JUNE DAY "RARE"
This Time Mercury Drops SO De
grees, Stopping at Chilly 68.
CHICAGO, June 19. A northwest
breeze sent the thermometer flying
down to 63 degrees today, the coldest
June day In more than five years and
a drop of more than 30 degrees since
At 9 o'clock 53 degrees was regis
tered. It was predicted the cold wave
fould last several days.
U ,- 1 -
HARVARD LOSES TO
YALE BY 4 INCHES
Crowd Hysterical Over
VICTORS COLLAPSE AT END
Finish So Close Result Is in
Doubt for Brief Time.
CRIMSON CREW STUNNED
For First Time in Seven Year Blues
Triumph Over Water Rivals, bur
Stroke Appleton and Sheldon
v . Iiie Prone in Shell as Result.
TTEW LONDON. Conn.. June 19. By
maririn of four Inches Yale won the
varsity four-mile e.ght-oarad race on
the. Thames River today after a strug
gle which will stand out in rowing
Through a four-mile lane of steam
h. m-A mntnrbnats the 16 crewmen
oars as no galley slaves ever labored
under the lash, while tnousanos ui
spectators shrieked hysterically.
Victory la Doubt for Time.
ti7h.n th Vnifa-llke nrows of th
racing shells had cut past the final
lin. of flasrs and the oarsmen dropped
with heaving chests, few of the thou
sands knew whether victory naa
perched upon the bow of the Yale or
the Harvard racing craft.
On board the judges' boat at the
finiuh Una could be seen the arbiters
of the race frantically gesticulating
- Slowly the Harvard colors began to
sink as the Judges shouted across
..I., that Vale had won Its first
varsity race In seven years by less
than a foot, in 21 minutes 1 seconu,
with Harvard crossing the line one-
fifth of a second later.
Strain Take Its Toll.
Than the Yale legions ost all re-
ti-aJnt and the blue, so long furled
at the end of the annual dual regattas.
flashed forth in the hands of thousands
of students, alumni and followers of
Yale's athletic fortunes.
nut the victors and vanaulshed saw
or beard little of the celebration, for
xhausted nature was taking: her tolL
Stroke Appleton, of the Yale eight, lay
prone In the shell, where lie dropped
Just as he drove the stern of his craft
past the final blue flagpost. McLane,
.In the coxswain's seat, splashed handful
after handful of water over his fallen
leader. In the waist of the boat fehel
don. No. 4. was doubled over until
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OREGON TO DISPLAY
UXIQTTE FEATCRE DECIDED ON
"FOR J91S EXPOSITION.
300 Miles of Columbia River to Be
Reproduced In Pergola, Which
Will Inclose Fish and Game.
SAN FRANCISCO. June 1. Spe
claL) George M. Hyland. of Portland,
Exposition Commissioner for Oregon,
announced here today plans for an ex
tensive Oregon out-of-doors life dl
play at the Panama-Paclfle Interna'
tlonal Exposition to cost approximately
$10,000. An area COxSSO feet betweei
the Oregon building and bay shore lis
been granted the Oregon Commission
for the purpose, and contracts have
already been let for some of the Initial
The feature will be unique at the ex
position, nothing of the sort being at'
tempted by any other state or foreign
nation. The structure housing the dls
play will be of a pergola effect, so as
not to Interfere with the main view
over the bay from the Oregon building.
Practically all of the game and son
birds of Oregon will be exhibited.
One of the most Interesting features
will be a faithful reproduction of 200
miles of the Columbia River, showing
fisheries, flehtraps, night signals, rap
Ids and waterfalls. This will be pro
duced In something like 60 feet
Mr. Hyland further announce! that
reservation of 7000 feet had ben made
for Oregon In the palaces of horttcul
ture, agriculture and food products.
BASEBALL BY GIRLS "BAD"
San Francisco Women Say It Morally
Wrong for Players and Fans.
BAN FRANCISCO, June 19. Playing
baseball In public by young girls Is
bad for their morals, bad for them
physically and bad for the crowds of
male spectators, according to Mrs. J,
C. Levy, past president, and Miss Tred
erlca Meyerstein, secretary of the Kan
Francisco Juvenile Protective Asso
They have entered a protest against
a team of girls being permitted to con
test against a team of men on the
city's recreation grounds In connection
with the Panama-Paclflo Exposition
next year. .
BULL MOOSE BEAT FUSION
New Jersey Progremiven Also Vote
Against Quoting- PiTklns.
TKENTON. N. J., June It The Pro
gressive state committee and chair
men of the county committees, at
conference today, went on record as
opposed to any amalgamation with the
Republicans or any other party in the
coming primary and general election.
A resolntion declaring against the
retention of George IV. Perkins as
chairman of the executive committee
of the Progressive National commit
tee. was dofeated. Only three votes
were registered In favor of the pro
1000 LAND;VESSEL SINKS
Mississippi Steamer Wrecked Soou
After Excursionists Dock.
ST. LOUIS, June 20. One hour after
putting ashore nearly 1000 telephone
girls at Alton, I1U the excursion steamer
Majestic of Peoria, I1U carrying
crew of 37, sank In the Mississippi
River Just north of here at 1:30 o'clock
The steamer had run into the new
Intake tower of the St. Louis water
works now under construction In the
center of the river.
KANSAS SWELTERS AT 105
Harvest Hands Prostrated and Many
Quit Because of Beat.
TOPEKA, Kan, June 1. Today was
the season's hottest day In the Kansas
wheat fields and a number of prostra
tlons of men engaged In havestlng were
Arkansas City recorded a tempera'
ture of 105 degrees. Great Bend re
Many harvest hands quit work there
because of the heat. .
WOMAN SWIMS 7 MILES
Elizabeth Meehaij Crosses Hampton
Roads in 2 Honrs, " S Minutes.
NEWPORT NEWS. Va., June 1.
Miss Elizabeth Upton Meehan today
swam across Hampton Roads, thereby
Inning the distinction of being the
rst woman to accomplish the task.
She swam from Pine Beach to Old
Point, a distance of seven miles. In two
hours and 28 minutes, considered by ex
perts to be splendid time.
King to hail poloists
Baron Wlmborne'a Victorious Team
to Be Welcomed July Fourth.
LONDON. June 19. The Kurlingham
Polo Club will entertain the victorious
polo team of Baron Wlmborne at din
ner July t.
King George has promised to attend.
Mrs. WestingtiOTso Stricken.
LENOX. Mms, June It. Mrs. George
Westlnghouse, widow of the famous
electrical inventor, suffered a para
lytic shock at her home, Ersklne Park,
tonight. Because of her advanced age
condition la regarded as critical.
250 EHT01E0 Bl
EXPLOSION 111 TIE
Of 50 Rescued, Only 14
Still Are Living.
HOPE FOR OTHERS IS SMALL
Countryside for Miles Around
Shaken by Detonation.
EXPERTS HASTEN TO AID
DlmtMer lo Hillcrrst Colliery at
Letlibridjo Comes Wlllioot Warn
Ing Superintendent Amons
LETHBRIDOE, Alberta. June IS. A
terrlflo explosion, coming without
warning, today entombed Zit min
ers employed In mine No. to, of the
Hlllcrest Collieries, Ltd. Of the H
rescued, only 14 were living tonight.
Despite efforts of the two-score mine
experts, laboring amid the poisonous
gases and debris, hope of rescuing alive
the 200 men yet In the mine Is waning.
The effects of the disaster were:
Men In mine when explosion occurred.
tot, of whom lit escaped.
Number rescued, to, of whom :t died
Miners still entombed, 100; prohsMy
killed by fire, which followed the ex
plosion. Wives mm Matter Still
At dusk a silent group of wives and
mothers stood at the mouth of the mine.
which had been closed by the exrn
slon, still hopeful that rescue would
The explosion, which occurred abnut
o'clock, shook the rountrsl'le for
mil os, lifted the roofs from many min
ers cabins and demolished numerous
small buildings. A moment after tie
explosion, a evore of panlcstrli keri
surface workers rushed from the mine,
followed by a dense cloud of smoke
and poisonous furoea
Appeals for help weie dispatched in
many towns and In the meantime res
idents orgsnlsed an emergency ciei
and turned feeble and Ineffective bends
toward the work of rescue.
Debris Adde t Peril.
When the first rescue crew arrived
a large force of men set about te clear
the shaft. Thousands of tons of reck
have fallen Into the mine end It Is
feared that the men, even had 1hr
escaped death from the foisnnnus
fumes, probably were crushed te death
by the falllnr debris.
No Information as te wnat cause
the explosion has been obtained, but It
Is believed It was due to the .forming
Thomas Qulgley. sopertntsndent ef
the mine, le among those entombed.
Two trains filled with expert mine-
workers, doctors, nurses end official
of railways arrived tonight and the
work of a systematle rescue as be
gun. As rescue parties enterct the
mine they found. Jumped In a chaotla
mass, horses, timbers, wagons and min
ing paraphernalia, the scene being In
dicative ot the force of the explosion.
Mre Break Owe, bat IHee Away.
Fire broke out soon after the exflo-
slon, but almost Immediately died oat.
although gas fumes made It Impossible
for the men to work effectively fr
The explosion tore out both ends of
the pit and blocked the interior of tbe
workings, making It almost Impossi
ble to gain entrance. Most of the min
ora are working about 400 feet Inside
A majority ef the men are foreign-
born, but a large number of them are
I alea Official Asaeag Dews.
Thomas CorkeU an official of the
miners union, was among those v. he
lost their lives. It was learned tonight.
The British Columbia government
mine rescue apparatus from Fernle
Station, together with the Alberta
Province rescue car with 100 trained
men, arrived at the mine tonight.
Several mine rescue experts expressed
the opinion that.lt would take a week
to reach the bodies of the entombed
men. as a large number were reported
to have been so far Into the workings
of the mine.
YOUTH KILLED BY TRAIN
Tj. c Barrlngton Struck as Ha Mada
Attempt to Ride Second Time.
LA GRANDE. Or- June 19. (Spe
cial.) L. H. Barrlngton, aged 22. was
killed by a train two Bailee east ef
Meacbam tonight. The bedy was mil
Officers believe he was making Ms
ay from Hood River. Or, te Weiser,
uhn whate lie had a position. He
. off a train at Meacham this
morning and attempted, evidently, te
rJ nassenarer No. 10 or extra freight
(02. when he fell and was hit. He wss
Two Drown In Colombia It Ivor. ,
rirtiTtT.X. B. C June It Miss Joice
Thatcher and Charles Russell wr
drowned while canoeing en the Colum
bia River near here lest nlghl. Mls
Thatcher 'was tne only daughter ef
t a. Thatcher, rector ef tte
Church ef England, at Oaten. B. C
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