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PORTLAND. OREGON, WEDNESDAY. JUNE 24, 1914.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. LIV. ZVO. 16,718.
IN BUTTE WARFARE
One Dead, 3 Wounded
by Fire of Deputies.
EXPLOSIONS SHATTER HALL
Miners, From Housetops, Fire
V Shots Into Meeting Piace.
UNION OFFICIALS FLEE
Part of Building Remains at Mid'
night, but Crowd Is Still Dyna
miting GoTernor' Considers ,
Calling Out Troops.
BUTTE, Mont, June 34. The front ot
ths Western Federation of Miners' On
ion hall here was blown out last night
with dynamite by a mob of Insurgent
miners and their sympathizers In a
pitched battle between 80 Deputy Sher
lffs in the hall, armed with sawed-off
shoteruns. . and Insurgent miners sta
tioned on the tops of adjoining build
Ings. More than a score of oharges of
dynamite were exploded,
One bystander was instantly killed
and three were Injured, one fatally,
when the deputies began firing over
the heads of the mob, fearing -that the
crowd that surged up to the hall would
try to rush a meeting of the union
millers, called for tonight by Charles
H. Moyer, president of the Western
Federation of Miners, who expected to
announce his plan for settling the strife
between - the warring factions of
Moyer and Riley Escape.
President Moyer and Bert Riley,
bead 'of the federation local here, who
were in the hall and who. had asked
Sheriff Driscoll ' for the presence of
deputies In anticipation of possible
trouble, eluded the mob when the firing
began by leaving through a. rear en
trance, where an automobile was said
to have been waiting.
Ernest-j: Noy," a "Great Northern
freight clerk, was killed in the depu
ties' first Volley; an aged federation
miner, J. H. Brune, was shot through
the head and cannot live; Christian
Kramer, of Los Angeles, was slightly
hurt when a bullet grazed his body,
and T. Noland, a spectator, was
wounded in the leg.
SIob Shouts for Dyanmlte.
Surprised by the unexpected, firing
by . the deputies, the crowd fell back,
but when it was learned that several
bad been shot the insurgents began
arming and there were shouts from
the mob to get dynamite. A party of
armed miners seized a box of dynamite
at the Stewart mine, but were pre
vented from placing the explosive ef
fectively by the fire of the deputies.
In the lull that followed the first vol
ley Sheriff Driscoll appeared at the
entrance of the hall and shouted that
lie wanted BOO deputies, but he re
ceived no response.
- The deputies continued to hold the
hall until the miners succeeded in gain
ing the roofs of nearby buildings,
when a hot fire was directed into the
hall. With darkness falling the depu
ties withdrew from the building when
it became apparent that the ap
proaches no longer could be protected
from attempts at dynamiting.
Deputies Guard Powder Magaslne.
With the crowd in possession of the
structure, a march was made to the
Stewart mine nearby and the engineer
held up and compelled to lower sev-J
...i n h. rim... . ih.
sine. Half a dozen men carried a 50
pound box of dynamite each to the hall
and blasts were exploded repeatedly
against the walls of the building. More
than a dozen blasts were Tequired be
fore material impression had been made
on the building, but the 13th charge
brought down the entire front of the
two-story structure info a Jumbled
mass of brick. The side and rear walls
were left standing at midnight, but
appeared wabbly and the crowd still
was continuing the dynamiting. The
explosions rocked the neighborhood,
shattering windows in every direction.
The shattered glass Is inches deep for
a radius of. a block and a half of the
Before a blast was set off at the
hall, a small blast was fired in the
middle of the street to warn the thous
ands that packed the streets and the
crowd nearest to the hall responded by
making a wild dash down the street.
At midnight. Governor Stewart, who
had been in telephone communication
with Butte, said that he had under
consideration the question of ordering
state troops to Butte. He said that
no ifference how great the need for
troops, he could not get them here
At 12:35 o'clock this morning
(Wednesday) 23 blasts had been ex
ploded against the hall.
. The miners apparently ran but of
dynamite and a party left for further
BUDDlles. Pistol shots were used as
a signal .that blasts were about to be1
fired when the dynamite supply sot
The streets in the vicinity of the
Miners' Union hall still were rowded j
at an early hour this morning. " j
An appeal by Michael McDonald.
president of the Insurgents' uniort, i Thorne as vice-president and director
urging the miners to disperse was ftaX- j of purchases of the Union Pacific Rail
tily printed and read by thousands, but way. Mr. Thorne will remain on the
with. -lit tie apparent effect. , .. : . ' 1 board of directors.
STOP PARIS MAIL
600 ANGERED BT KEFCSAIi OF
INCREASES BY SENATE.
Central Postoffice Is Held by Force
From . 5 o'CIock to Midnight.
Police Beaten, Auto Wrecked.
PARIS, June 24. For seven hours
last night 600 angry postmen were in
possession of the Central Postoffice
and prevented the . movement of all
incoming and outgoing mail. The trou
ble arose over the refusal of the Sen
ate yesterday to include in the postal
budget certain increased allowances.
In favor of which there has been a
strong agitation for some time past.
The news of the vote in the Senate
was received by. the men with groans
and . hisses. They then sallied forth
Into the. yard and tried to prevent the
mail automobiles from going out. The
authorities had established guards with
a view to possible disorders, but they
were unable to prevent the postmen
from overturning a machine and block
ing the gateway.
The - disaffected postmen rapidly
grew in numbers and violence and. the
police were beaten and driven out of
The Minister of Commerce, Gaston
Thompson, sought- to induce the men
to withdraw. The minister's words had
little effect. Finally, ai midnight, the
men left,, having accomplished their
purpose of completely paralyzing the
mail service of the city from 6 o'clock.
SHIP HITS ROCKS; ALL SAFE
Wireless Messages Bring Aid When
Craft Strikes Off Scilly Isles.
SCILLY. England, June 28. The Bel
gian steamer Gothland, from Montreal
for Rotterdam, laden with grain, struck
the rocks near Bishop Lighthouse, off
Scilly Islands, In a dense fog today.
Wireless messages for assistance
speedily brought the steamer Lyon-
nesse irom penzanio, two iiierjoata
from St. Marys and the steamers
Ascanius and Montezuma from Lizard
The Gothland was badly damaged
and all attempts to launch boats proved
hazardous, owing to the heavy sea that
swept over the reef. Eventually, all
the passengers, numbering 130 emi
grants and 86 of the crew, were safely
transferred to the Lyonnesse and land.
ed at pHughtown, St. Marys Island.
HELP SENT SHIPWRECKED
Schooner -Captain's Wife, Children
and 5 of Crew Short of Food.
ON BOARD U. a S. CALIFORNIA.
Mazatlan, June 23. (By Wireless to
San Diego.) The cruiser Cleveland at
Acapulco sent word to Rear-Admiral
Howard, in command of the Pacific
fleet, that a boat, arrived there today
containing the second mate and two
men from the wrecked American
schooner Nokomls, bound for San Fran
Cisco, which went ashore on Clipperton
Island February 28.
The captain, his wife, three children
and five of the crew are on the island.
short of provisions.
Admiral Howard ordered" the Cleve
land to carry aid to the shipwrecked
crew, and she departed today.
LABORER HEIR TO $500,000
Grandview Ranch Employ Notified
of Fortune In England.
GRANDVIEW, Wash., June 23. (Spe
cial.) William McKenzie came to the
Grandview district about three weeks
ago in search of work, which he found
on the William Sayre ranch east of
A few days ago he went to North
Yakima to pay his lodge dues and was
given a letter telling him that he had
fallen heir ito $ 500.000 in Wales, Eng-
tlcket to England and expense
moner were Inclosed. He left last
night for England to claim his fortune.
MONEY ORDER RULE ISSUED
Anv Postoffice After July 1 Will
Cash Postal Checks in Time Limit.
WASHINGTON, June 23. Instruc
tions regarding the operations of the
new postal money order system, which
goes Into effect July. 1, were sent to
day to postmasters throughout the
Under the new plan a money order,
although drawn on. a specified office,
may be cashed at any money order
postoffice within- 30 days of its issue,
after which it may be paid only at the
office on which it was drawn or repaid
at the office of issue. -
CHICKEN GIVESUP NUGGET
Lucky Buyer Pays $1.25 for Two
and One Has $3 Crop.
- BAKER, Or., June S3. (Special.) A
nugget worth $3 was taken from the
crop of a chicken sent to Baker from
the Burnt River country Sunday. W.
F. Weeks, who paid 11.23 for two
chickens, was the lucky purchaser, who
got not only his dinner for nothing,
but a bonus in addition.
The chicken had been sent in by L.
Harriman's Son to Direct Purchases.
""NEW YORK. June 23. Announce-
meet was made today that on July 1
w." Averill Harriman, son of the late
E H. Harriman, would succeed W. V. S.
E AGREES TO
One Dreadnought to Be
Built With Price.
GREEKS PREPARE FOR WAR
Protest Made by Turkey Will
Not Be Heeded. .
RESULT PLEASES DANIELS
Three War Vessels Made Possible In.
stead of Two Four Karnes to Be
Chosen for Unchristened
Ones Fourth of July.
WASHINGTON, June 23. The bill
embodying the Administration proposal
to sell the battleships Idaho and Mis
sissippi to Greece, already approved by
the Senate, ' was passed by the House
today by a vote of 174 to 87. One dread
nought will be built with the proceeds.
The action of the House allows the
House managers In conference to agree
to the Senate amendment, with altera
tions providing specific appropriations
for the new dreadnought, which will
cost 87,800,000 exclusive of armament.
The proposal provides immediate funds
of 82,635,000 to begin work on the ves
sel as soon as the sale Is completed.
- Result Pleases Daniels.
Secretary Daniels Issued this state
"This is a splendid thing for the
Navy and I am naturally much grati
fied that the House concurred with the
Senate in accepting the department's
recommendation and thus taking ad
vantage of this unusual opportunity. In
the stead of these two vessels the Navy
will obtain a super-dreadnought of the
most advanced type, such as the Penn
sylvania, and not unequal to four ves
sels of the type of the Mississippi or
"This ship will carry a main battery
of 12 14-Inch tuns, as against the
eight 12Vi-lnch guns carried by the
Mississippi and the Idaho combined.
She will have a speed of 20.6 knots, as
compared with the maximum of 17.17
knots attained by the Mississippi and
Economy In Mea Possible. '
"Through the concentration of her
big guns in four turrets and use of oil
tor fuel she will require a crew of about
800 men, whereas each of the old ships
required a crew of .700 men.
"Battleship No. 39 has not yet been
named and this year's naval appropria
tion bill authorizes the construction of
two new ships, which, with this new
ship will total four unchristened young
leviathans. Therefore, on this coming
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
decrees: minimum, otf decrees.
TODAY'b Shower; variable winds.
Reoort that Villa will treat Is renewed.
: I" oreiga.
Truth" Is slogan of world's convention ef
admen Pass 3.
Six hundred striking; Paris postmen stop
mails and capture postoffice. Paso
- - National.
Nicaraguan Minister says Germans sought
to outbid United States for canal right.
House agrees ' to sale of battleships to
Greece. Page 1.
House subcommittee criticises Judge Speer
as tyrant, but reports against impeacn
" ment. Page 2.
President finishes his decisions In dyna-
mite conspiracy pardon cases. Page 13.
Statue of pioneer mother arouses women's
protest, rage i.- -South
Dakota tornado kills 9. injures scores.
Dynamite used in Butte miners' fight; by
standers shot by deputies. Page 1.
' & ports.
Coast League results: Portland S, Los Ange
les 1; Venice 7, Ban Francisco ; Sacra
- men to 3. Oakland L Page 8.
Northwestern League results: Portland 5.
Seattle 0; Tacoma 6, Vancouver tti Vlo
- toria 8, Spokane 0. Page 6.
McGraw still wants Zimmerman, says Matty.
Page 7. , ,.
Woman Coast tennis champion meets first
defeat in , years. Page 7.
Far Western championships probably will
be held July ZD-XL Page 6.
Pacific Korthwest, 1
Doctors at Bossen trial say chloride of mer
cury caused deatn ol woman, i-ago w.
Sheriff Rand follows Edward Fisher's trail
Into wilderness. . Page 8.
Work on. Willamette Paclflo railroad de
scribed by Addison Bennett.' page s.
Klickitat Range again is quiet. Fags B.
Retail Merchants' Association takes first
step against mail order houses, page a.
F. M. Woodcock, of Portland, Is shot from
ambush while iisuing on uaies treo.
Commercial and Marine.
Bulk of unsold hops on Pacific Coast with
drawn from market. ' Page IS.
Official estimate of huge Kansas crop breaks
Chicago wheat market. Page ly.
Stocks adversely affected by Spokane rate
case decision. Page ID.
Square-rigger Alcides - makes fast trip.
Portland and Vicinity. -
Man is killed on automobile -with girl.
Weather report, forecast and data. Page 1.
Recall promoters pursue some mysterious
new tack. Page la.
Big water main at East 80th and Stark
breaks, rage 41. .
Weed-catting is begun by dty.x Page 18.
Engineer completes report on- new paying
specifications ana wcrs win e auwaw.
Four city schools hold graduating exer
cises, page 4.
Christian Brothers College graduates 14
from business, department. page x.
Dr. T. L Perkins is candidate fur presi
dent of senate, page 1.
Boys' and Girls' Aid Society celebrates three
anniversaries. Page &. . ,
Mayor will ask Council to probe Richards'
Grill raid, says nis secretary, page n.
Telephone merger may be result of Govern
ment's suit, page a.
INSURGENTS TAKE DURAZZ0
Paris Receives Report Tbat Albanian
Rebel9 Are SuocesefuL .
PARIS, June 23. According to a re
port received here tonight, the Albanian
insurgents captured Durazzo by storm
today. , ,
LONDON, June 23. No confirmation
was obtainable here of the report In
circulation in Paris tbat Durazzo has
been captured by the Albanian rebels,
but, according to dispatches from Vi
enna, 'the rebels have taken El Bassan,
64 miles southeast of Scutari, and are
threatening the towns of Avlona, Be
rat and Fieri.
KILLS 9; IVIAHY HURT
40 Blocks in Ruins in
Watertown, S. 0.
PROPERTY DAMAGE IS HIGH
Twister Takes Everything in
Path; -300 Buildings Fall.
BARN SHIFTS TO NEIGHBOR
Rock Island Passenger Train Runs
Into Storm and Windows of All
Coaches Crash; Wires Are Torn
Down; Confusion Reigns.
WATERTOWN, 8. D., June S3. A tor
nado struck here tonight and tore a
path through the. city two blocks wide
and 20 blocks long.
Nine fatalities are reported, and
scores of people are believed to be In'
Jured. - The property damage Is est!
mated at $100,000 or more.
The storm approached from the south
west, striking the southern edge of the
city and wrecking buildings In a strip
about two blocKS wide and 20 blocks
long. Telephone service and the elec
tric wires went out with tne storm
and great confUBion reigned. 1
The storm lifted the big two-story
barn on the John B. Hanten property
and left it turned upside down on the
roof of his neighbor's barn.
An incoming Rock Island passenger
train was caught In the storm and all
of the windows blown out of the
coaches. Only one person, who left
the train and took refuge in a ditch
by the side of the track, was Injured.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D.. June 23. Com
munication " by telephone was estab
llshed late tonight to a point . near
Watertown. when It was learned, that
at least nine persons were killed, 40
injured, some fatally, and 300 buildings
destroyed in a tornado which swept
through tbat olty.
. The same report stated that the tor
nado did. much other damage In the
vicinity, with probable loss of Ufa
' Watertown, S. D., has a population
estimated at close to 8000. It is the
county seat of Codington County, in
the northeastern part of the state, and
Is the center of one of the most pros
oerous farming- communities. The
town Itself is inhabited by many well-to-do
people, who have made their for
tunes on farms. In the vicinity of
Watertown and now removed to the
city to pass their declining years.
The town is one of the most progres
slve in that part of the state. It is a
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GARB OF STATUE
FIOXEER MOTHER DECLARED
TO BE CLAD AS COMANCHE.
Exhibition of Model, Intended, It Is
Said, to DlTcrt Attention,
Has Opposite Effect.
SAN FRANCISCO, June !. 3ps-
cial.) The propriety of arraying the
statue to represent the pioneer mother
at the Panama-Paclfio Exposition In
the garb of a Comanche Indian rather
than that of a California woman ef
'49 has caused strained relations be
tween the Women's Pioneer Association
of this city and Joba E. D. Trask, chief
of tlie department of fine arts of the
According to members of the Women's
Pioneer Association, It was their gen
eral wish that the statue should be the
product of a California artist, and the
act of the department In giving the
work to an Eastern artist was regarded
as disloyal and unnecessary.
The exhibition of the model, which
was assumed by the Women's Pioneer
Association to have been for the
ulterior purpose of diverting attention
from both the Eastern artist and Mr.
Trask. had tne effect only of further
Increasing the strain, for, according to
Mrs. North-Whitcomb, a prominent
member of the California Association
of Pioneer Women, the model repre
sented a figure draped In a skin, much
the vogue with the Comanche Indian
squaw, when the occasion required full
Those interested In the status pro.
tested against the style of drapery se
lected by the Eastern artist, declaring
to the chief of the department ot fine
arts that the whole costume was In
HAITI MUST PAY ITS DEBTS
France and Germany Warn Island
Republic Is Washington Report.
WASHINGTON, June 23. News
reached Washington from unofficial
sources that France and Germany have
warned Haiti that her custom-houses
will be seised unless arrangements are
made to meet the outstanding lialtlen
Reports of the serious situation In
the island republic, torn within by
revolution and besieged by creditors
from without, was the subject of a
long discussion at today's Cabinet
What the attitude of the United'
States might be was not Indicated.
Of Six Who Started, Two Make Phlla-
delphla-St. Louis Journey.
ST. LOUIS, June 23. Dr. Edwin O.
Gilpin and Dr. Arthur Daly, recent
graduates of ths University of Penn
sylvania, completed a barefoot walk
from Philadelphia to St. Louis today.
They went to the City Hall and asked
Mayor Kiel to slve them a certificate
saying that they arrived barefooted.
The men said a club at the university
offered $1000 to any two men who would
walk barefooted from Philadelphia to
St Louis. Six started. One dropped
out at Pittsburg, ons at Indianapolis,
one at Chicago and a fourth at Btreator,
I1L They left Philadelphia May It.
WATER PROJECT CARRIES
Ashland Votes, 8 1 4 to 2 5 1 , to Amend
Charter as Required.
ASHLAND, Or., June 23. (Special.)
By a vote of 814 to 261 Ashland today
voted to amend its charter providing
for a commission to carry out the
Springs water project. The result im
plies that Bert R. Greer, J. .P. Dodge
and R, A. Mlnkler will be selected as
Bids for the $175,000 bond Issue will
be opened July 21.
COLONEL -ARRIVES TODAY
Abatement of Fever Permits Prepa-
' ration of Pittsburg Speech.
NEW TORIC. June 23. The steam
ship Imperator, with Theodore Roose
velt on board. Is expected to arrive in
the lower' harbor late tomorrow.
A wireless message received from. the
liner today by the agents of the com
pany said that Colonel Roosevelt had
virtually recovered from his attack of
fever and that he was preparing a
speech to be delivered In Pittsburg on
GRACE LILLYCHERRY QUEEN
EIIV Lodge Candidate Wins Over
State Officials' at Salem.
SALEM, Or., June 23. (Special.)
Miss Grace Lilly, candidate of the Elks'
Lodge, was elected queen of the Cherry
Fair today. She received more than
Miss Eunane Craig, who had the sup
port of the state officials, was second,
with more than (000 votes. Miss Prls
cllla Fleming, the business men's can
didate, was third, with 1300 votes
RAIN THREATENS CHERRIES
Lane County Crop Will Be Bumper
One If It Cain Be Harvested.
EUGENE, Or.. j"uiTe 23. (SpeeiaL)
Rain falling here tonight is menacing
Lane County's $34,000 cherry crop now
being harvested and which will prove I
a bumper crop If the weather clears.
So far no damage has been done.
Fifteen tons of cherries dal?y are
coming Into the Eugene cannery, an
amount, in ej.s fit Hi)cij;le4.
MAN KILLED WHEII
AUTO 15 WRECKED
Weldon Darling Dead;
Girl Thrown Out
RELATIVE'S CAR IS SMASHED
Companion in Fatal Accident
END COMES IN AMBULANCE
Speeding Auto Skids on Columbia
Boulevard and Rolls lulo Dlt h,
Crushing Driver Young Worn
an Practically Unhurt,
Weldon Darling, well known about
town, was killed yesterday when as
automobile In which be and a young
woman had been on a ride te Falrvlew
overturned on Columbia boulevard near
East Twenty-second street, sorts ef
The girl waa Miss E. Rudeea. daugh
ter of Charles Rudeea, ewaer of the
State Meat Market, who lives at 478
ICast Seventh street Che was only
slightly bruised. She taken to ber
Mrs. Darling l'm tmr Tine.
Friends of Darling were unable ta
And Mrs. Darling Immediately, and his
body waa taken to tbe undertaking se
ta bl lihmenl of Dunning sV MtKnlw.
Mrs. Darling was found about T e'clntk
and came to ths undertaking rooms,
where she remained for several hour.
Darling was a salesman for the
Uiake-MiFall Company. Until recently
he and his wife lived at I"$ Multno
mah street. lie formerly had an In.
terest In a cigar store In the Vfells.
According lo the police Miss Rudetn
said she met Darling through a friend
A aether Car Is Met.
The tww drove out the Bandy roe4
and were returning by way of Colum
bia boulevard. As they n eared l.aet
Twenty-second street another machine
approached. gnlng east on the boule
vard. Darling turned his machine in
the ditch to pasa and then tried to turn
back Into the road. Ills machine was
traveling at hlkh speed and the mad
was slippery from a slight rain. When
Darling applied the brakes the nf
skidded until It Was facing east, the
direction whence It had come.
Witnesses say that the wrench of lis
stopping was so great that the rsr
turned directly over, rolling; down lnta
the gulch, and cumlng to rest upright,
with its rear end thrust through a
Man t rashed Ulrl Eerapee.
Miss Rudeen waa thrown out when
the brakea wars set. Darling waa
crushed under the steering whel
when the machine rolled over. His
chest and lungs were Injured.
Residents of the farms close by end
passing automobillsts carried Darling
to the side of the road, where be waa
supported on pillows brought from
a nearby farmhouse.
He was conscious when Motorcycle
ratrolman Gouldstona, who hurried tu
the scene from police headquarters, ar
rived. Marks across his body shorn ed
the Imprint of the steering gear, lie
was in great pain and could not talk.
Aid Ua.tllr Bessasaaed.
Qouldstoni summoned sn ambulance,
which made a fast run to Good gamarl.
tan Hospital. When It arrived Darling
The body was taken to ths under
Miss Rudeea gsve ths following ver
sion of the accident to I'alrolmaa
"We went out for a little ride te
Falrwlew. It had begun to rain end
we were hurrying along, but not niak
ing any excessive speed, to ths best
of my belief. I don't know how I came
to be thrown out. I waa sitting en
the seat when the shock came and
I landed In the road."
Marhlne le Relative's.
. Tbe machine, which waa a large seven
passenger car, belongs to Ituss 11.
Wood, of i East Eleventh street.
North, brother-in-law to Darling. It
was practically dismantled, tbe ti p be
ing wrecked, the steering gear twisted
and the fenders bent. Its engine con
tinued to work end It waa taken bsi k
to town under Its own power.
Patrolman Uouldstone reported that
the machine must have been traveling
at a rate of 31 to 40 miles an hour to
act aa It did when suddenly stopped.
SHIP STOPS FOR SURGEON
Operation for Appendicitis U
formed in Hldoceaa.
SAN TRANCISCO. June 51 (T pe
dal.) For tie hours ef lis voyage
from Sydney to this port the Canadian
Australian liner Makura was bote lo,
while Dr. T. K. McAlplne. the ship
surgeon, performed an operation for
appendlrltla en Richard Keller, en em
ploye In the steward's department.
After a consultation It was derides
the vessel should stop In erdar le pre
vent vibration while the patient was
under the knife. Keller nulckly reilled
and by the time Honolulu was reached
w 60hj;t,re4 Sui X abge, .