Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 17, 1914, Image 1

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VOL. LIV. .U. IO;t. .iwiunnm. - . ' .
Direct Transfer of Gov
ernment to Constitu
tionalist Planned.
United States to Use Offices to
Aid Transfer Without
. Further Bloodshed.
Rebels Counseled Against Ex
ecutions in Revenge.
Government Resulting From Agree
ment Between Contending: Fac
tions Obtain Standing- by
Niagara Protocol.
ral Carrsnss will not recognise the
validity, of the debts of Huerta after
he enter Mexico City and establishes
a constitutional coveramemt," was the
statement made here today T high
eoastltntlonallst officials.
It was la anawer to questions eon
eernlas; a statement said to have beea
published la the Tatted States that for
eign aatlons had made a demand
th roach Washington that Carraasa
acres to reeojmlae the legality of the
debts of Huerta aad grant amaesty to
all political prisoners.
WASHINGTON. July 18 Francisco
Carbajal, successor to General Huerta
as provisional President of Mexico, to
day advised the United State Govern
ment ' Informally that he Intended to
retire In favor of Gensral Carranza, the
constitutionalist chief. Mr. Carbajal
wishes only that a general amnesty be
proclaimed and protection given to the
property of those who opposed the con
stitutionalists. This statement of the attitude of
Huerta's successor, together with the
announcement from Saltlllo that Car
ranxa was willing to enter Into nego
tiations with Carbajal relative to the
transfer of authority at Mexico City,
was regarded here tonight as practi
cally assuring a cessation of hostilities
and the restoration of peace in Mexico.
Views Conveyed to Bryan.
The views of Mr. Carbajal were ex
pressed in detail to Secretary Bryan
today by Jose Castellot, ex-member of
the Mexican Senate, who called at the
State Department with a personal tele
gram which he had received through
the Mexican Embassy. It was the first
communication between the American
Government and the Carbajal adminis
tration. The message incidentally revealed
that Generals Huerta and Blanquet,
now en route to Puerto Mexico, are
planning to go to Europe.
The communication, addressed to Mr.
Castellot, a personal friend of the new
President, was dated last night, aa fol
lows: "I have just taken the oath of office
as President of the republic Generals
Huerta and Blanquet departed tonight
fur Europe. I desire to make It known
with emphasis that my only purpose
is to facilitate a solution of the grave
problems which weigh upon our coun
try. I have not the slightest ambition
for myself and merely wish to termin
ate the Internal conflict of our coun
try. Please give me your impressions
of the situation in Washington.
Cood Offices Are Kx tended.
Secretary Bryau thanked Mr. Castel
lot for the information he brought and
told him that while recognition would
not be accorded Carbajal, the United
States was amicably disposed toward
him and would applaud his patriotic
efforts to bring about peace. Mr. Cas
tellot left the State Department in a
happy mood and promptly telegraphed
the result of his conference to Mr.
To assure a transfer of authority
without further bloodshed or disturb
ance, however, the American Govern
ment began today to use its good of
fices with General Carranza.
John R. Silliman, formerly American
Consul at Saltillo and now personal
representative of President Wilson
there, received a long message from
the State Department Instructing him
to urge on General Carranza the belief
of the United States that further fight
ing was useless on account of the read
iness of the Carbajal - government to
surrender Its power.
Carranza was urged also to give on Fat 2.)
Heat Has Annoyed President Greatly
but He Will Not Leave Capital
While Trust Bills Walt-
WASHINGTON. Julv IS. President
WilKon. suffering from an rttack of In
digestion, whlcn followed Secretary
Lane's BOth birthday anniversary din
ner last night, was still confined to
hi. room tonle-ht. It was said at tn
White House that ha was better, but
that all engagements for tomorrow
nrobablv would be canceled, as It was
thought best to keep him quiet lor an
other day.
Th. President's Illness was compll
cated by a cold In his stomach. He has-
been a-reatlv annoyed by the heat re-
cantiv hut refuses to leave Washing
ton as long as Congress is at work on
the anti-trust bills.
Mr. Wilson, who also has been ill.
has nlanned several times to leave, but
finally decided to stay until the presi
dent can get away.
Council Crest Slope Is Swept by
Flames and Tank Emptied.
A hrush fire, which started on the
south slope of Council Crest at about
3:15 yesterday was still burning at a
la.t hour last nla-ht. Fire depart
ment officials pronounced the flames
under control at about 11:30 f. jn. une
nrlaln is not known.
Th flumes burned an area of about
thru acres. Enelnes Nos. 15 and 17
emntied the 60.000-gallon tank in coun
cil Crest Park, despite the fact that
the city pumps forced water into it
at full capacity.
A chlmnev fire on the roof of S. A.
Crlsman's home at 239 Grand avenue
did little damage.
Eugene Bootblack and Family Now
Live In Remaining Kitchen.
EUGENE. Or.. July 16. (Special.)
For the sixth time in scarcely a week
a mysterious fire occurred today in
the house at 413 Pearl street, occupied
by Jess Eddy, a bootblack. It Is owned
by Mrs. Maude Brury. There had been
no fire In the stove since 6 o'clock
A. M. Shortly before 10 o'clock Mrs.
Eddy observed smoke pouring through
the ceiling from the attic.
Five days ago the house was par
tially destroyed after three previous
fires tn two days. Saturday night it
again caught fire. Each time the ten
ants went back to the uninjured rooms,
Only one room, the kitchen. Is left
Virginia Intel-urban Crashes Into
Freight Near Norfolk.
NORFOLK, Va July 17. Four per
sons were killed and scores Injured in
a collision between an electric train
on the Virginia Passenger & Power
Company and a coal train on the Vir
ginian Railroad early today at Fair
mont Crossing, about three miles from
Only two of the dead were identified.
They were Samuel K. Cuthrell and Miss
Annie Meehan, of Norfolk.
Crossing trainmen say the safety
gates were down and the electric train
crashed through them Into the freight
Eigbt-Foot Thistle Is Sent Coramls
missloner Dieck as Subtle Hint.
With a suggestion that it might be
well for the city to cut weeds on its
own property and streets at the same
time, it is Insisting that private prop
erty owners cut the weeds on their
property, an eight-foot thistle, chopped
down in East Thirty-first street, be
tween Jarrett street and Alnsworth
avenue, was sent yesterday to City
Commissioner Dleck by E. O. Rauh,
president of the Irvlngton Park Im
provement Club.
The thistle is said to be one of many
found in the streets in some sections
of the city.
Half Million Affected by Methodist
Protestant Decision!
COLUMBUS, O., July 16. Delegates
to the general conference of the Metho.
dist Protestant Church of America ac
cepted tonight the report recommend
ing a merger with the United Brethren
Church of America.
This practically settles a ten-year
agitation for a union of the " two
churches, which would affect about
500,000 persons. The United Protestant
Church is the name which has been se
lected for the new organization.
Charles E. Van Loan Victim of-Auto
' Accident tn California.
cial.) Charles E. Van Loan, famous
sporting and short-story writer, was
seriously If not fatally Injured today
when his automobile went over the
Skyland grade In the mountains near
here, carrying him to the bottom of a
30-foot embankment, throwing him out
and passing over him. He sustained a
compound fracture of the left arm, a
broken jaw, probably internal injuries
and . serious cuts and bruises on the
: .
Twelve Baker County
Farmers Act.
Prisoner Is Taken From Girl's
Father, on Way to Jail.
Upper Burnt Klver Country Wildly
Excited by First Exaggerated Re
ports of Attack on Daughter
of Rancher Hardman.
BAKER. Or., July 16. (Special.)
Baker County's first lynching in years
occurred between' Whitney and Audrey,
In the Upper Burnt River country, to
day, when 12 grim and silent masked
men took from J. B. Hardman an un
identified prisoner who had confessed
to an attempted criminal attack on
Hardman's eight-year-old daughter,
Grace, and .hung him to a tree In a
canyon. '. .
Lynchers Quickly Dlaappear.
The lynchers then fled, and when
Deputy Sheriff Jackson and Charles
Nlbley, of Whitney, reached the. scene
the cold, lifeless body dangled from
the top branch of the tallest tree.
Jackson could not get up the tree to
examine the pockets to establish the
Identity of the dead man. He left the
body hanging until Coroner West can
go from here tomorrow to the scene
of the lynching, where an inquest will
be held.
There is no trace of the men who
did the work and so covered are their
tracks there is little hope of a clue, un
less some of the men begin talking
about It. ' ...
The dead man looks like a tramp. He
s white,' poorly dressed and is be
tween 30 and 35 years old.
Lynchers' Work Thorough.
The lynchers did a thorough Job.
They threw a ropa over a tirnb nearly
15 feet from the ground, tied the man's
feet together so he could not struggle,
and after he. was strung Up they tied
the two ropes to the tree and fled.
The finders could .hardly touch his
feet. District Attorney Godwin left
Baker today to make an investigation.
First Reports Exaggerated.
Belief Is that the ranchers who
formed the lynching party were mis
informed as to the nature of the crime.
as there was a report all over' the
(Concluded on Pace B.)
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The Weather.
TESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,. Btf
decrees; minimum, as aegreea.
rOBAY'S Fair and warmer;
Carbajal to resign presidency of Mexico to
Carranza, . Page 1.
Senora Huerta and other - refugees safe on
British cruiser. Faze 2.
Mission now on- way. to offer surrender of
Mexican government, pace 2.
Huerta-. train making leisurely progress
toward Puerto Mexico. Page Z.
President 11! after Secretary Lane's birthday
dinner. Page 1.
Warburg to wait on outcome In Jones case.
Page 4.
Trade bill Is attacked. Page 6.
Bryan indorses woman suffrage. . Face &
Victor Berger say equal wages for women
will helu solve vice Question. Page 6.
Bride shot down on way home trom fur
niture-buying- expedition. - rage a.
Mrs. Carman likely to be indicted for man
slaughter. Pace 4 j
Chicago detective sergeant killed, three
wounded In battle ot police, page 4.
Gunboat Smith's defeat at hands of JTeneh
. man starts unfortunate sport flame.
Pase 1.
Coast League results: Portland 4, Los Ange
les 8; Venice 10-8, San Francisco 3-4;
Sacramento 4. Oakland L Page 8.
Carpentier wins on foul In sixth round.
Page 8.
State tenuis tournament brines out various
surprises in day's play. Page o.
Northwestern League results: Tacoma ,
Portland 8; Vancouver o-o. victoria -.
Seattle 8, Spokane 0. Pace u.
Tennant, of Sacramento, hurl, bat at Kla-
wltter. Pace 8.
Heat stops Western tennis crack at Sea-
bright. Pace 8.
Pacific Northwest.
Twelve masked Baker County farmers lynch
little girl's assailant. Page L
Guard at Camp Jackson studies attack and
defense problems, .rage l.
Old fighters hear Chautauqua lecturer de
nounce war as relic or. oaroarisui. rsgs i.
Joseph Knowles, naked, with no weapons.
enters Oregon wiias lor dv asys, muuu..
Page 15.
Oregon City bridge made dangerous by
electrolysis is fear. Page L
Church management and system scored by
New York apeaKer. page 14.
. Commercial and Marine.
Northwestern wheat market still above ex
port basis. Page l'J.
Spread of black rust causes another sharp
advance m wneat at (jnioago. r-age
Stock market moves In orderly fashion.
Pace 19. ' n
One line announces schedule for canal sail
ings. - Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Member of locators' group who confessed
pardoned and used as witness, rage x.
School Board buys 15 acrea for high school
site. Page 18. .
'Fresh air' places In country are needed
badly for Portland's needy 'children.
Page 18.
Court confirms Market block aa 'auditorium
site. Page 13.
War on auto speeders starts. Page IS.
Jallbreaker is caught at grave. Page 18.
Weather report, forecast and data. Page 19.
Many to go on Junket to Potlatch, Page 1L
Idaho sportsmen up In arms as result of
Governors action. -Page 7.
Electrical workers are asked for proof of
collusion in framing ordinance. Page 14.
progressive state chairman replies to Repub
lican chairman. Pace 14.
Air Impregnated With Sulphur 16
Miles From Crater. .
MINERAL, CalT July - 16. Lassen
Peak, which was in almost continuous
eruption all . day yesterday, renewed
volcanic activity at midnight, and again
at 4:30 o'clock this morning.
Ashes fell here, 16 miles from the
crater, and the atmosphere was strong
ly Impregnated with sulphur fumes.
International Flame of
Bad Feeling Near.
End Is Tragedy to American
Pugilist and His Friends.
Undercurrent of Prejudice Against
' American Boxers Among English
Ring Followers NotedFrench
man's Speed "Wonderful.
LONDON, July 16. Georges Carpen
tier. the young French champion, and
the only pugilist of premier rank France
has ever contributed to the game, ob
tained the decision tonight over Gun
boat Smith, the American fighter, on a
foul In the sixth round of the fastest
heavyweight fight Londoners have seen
In many years.
The match between the two heavy
weights was fought at the Olympia
Club, and was scheduled to go 20
rounds. To Smith and his supporters
the finish was a tragedy, because the
blow for which the American was dis
qualified was neither studied nor in
tentional. It was launched In the heat
of the whirlwind fighting when the
Frenchman had slipped to his knees,
and the spectators saw the gaunt sailor
recoil and attempt to draw back al
most as his arm flew out.
Nevertheless, the ending of tonight's
fight adds another to the unfortunate
chapters of International sport, because
it has kindled bad feeling and Is likely
to be followed by long drawn-out argu
ments. Prejudice Is Seen.
There has been an undercurrent of
nreJudice against American boxers
among English ring followers, and how
ever unintentional Gunboat Smith's
breach of the rules was, it probably
will be cited in support of this preju
dice. ' The popular Judgment awarded Car
pentier the better of the fight on its
merits. Pitted against such a powerful
antagonist as Smith, It was evident that
the Frenchman's marvelous , quickness
had not been exaggerated. He showed
a left lead like a flash of lightning and
a powerful and equally swift right. His
footwork was wonderful, and, although
Smith waa remarkably quick for a big
(Concluded on Page 8.)
Li,rmAA f ;
Erosion of Con dn Its by Electrolysis
Causes Fear Similar Action May
Have Weakened Big Cables.
OREGON CITT, July 16. (Special.)
The possibility that action of electric
lty has made trie big suspension bridge
across the Willamette River here dan
gerous Is being discussed by those who
have studied peculiar conditions at Sev
enth and Main streets, within a few
feet of the place where the steel cables
ot the bridge imbedded In a footing
of concrete.
In the last 15 months the Home Tele,
phone Company has been forced to In
stall four new conduits at the corner
because of erosion caused by electrol
ysis. The Pacific Telephone & Tele
graph Company has. experienced trou
ble also and electricians are making
study of the conditions and actlona
"It would npt surprise me if the steel
wires of the bridge were affected,'
said Ben Hayhurst, manager of tin
Home Telephone Company. "It only
seems reasonable to me that the bridge
cable would be In the line of the ac
tivity of the electricity."
Manager Ness, of the Western Union
who has made a study of the subject.
"It might seem impassible to a per
son who had not studied the actions
of electricity to believe that the bridge
cables could be so affected, but from
what I have learned It seems to me
that such effect would not be Improb
able under the circumstances."
Woman, Giving Fire Alarm, Col
lapses From Exhaustion.
SALEM. Or., July i6. (Special.)
After running about half a mile today
to notify her husband that their house
was ablaze, Mrs. Levi Herren, who lives
four miles from Salem, on the Sllverton
road, collapsed from exhaustion.
Dr. C. H. Robertson, of this city, who
attended her, said tonight that she was
out of danger.
Mrs. Herren was alone In the house
when she discovered a blaze In the kit
chen. She tried without success to ex
tinguish It and then ran to the home of
a neighbor, where her husband was
visiting. The, loss Is about 11408.
Two Killed, Many Hurt, 150,000
Damage Done In Henderson, Ivy.
HENDERSON. Ky., July 16. Two
persons were killed, several others In
jured and scores of buildings damaged
when a cyclone struck this city late
today. It Is estimated the damage will
reach $150,000.
The municipal electric light plant
was partially destroyed and the city Is
in darkness tonight. Fires started in
two different sections after the cyclone
had passed, but were quickly extin
Report on Revision of Ritual to lie
Made Two Years Hence.
DENVER, July 16 After vetoing a
proposition to appoint a commission to
codify the ritual the grand lodge of
Benevolent and Protective Order of
Elks today passed a .resolution em
powering .the incoming grand exalted
ruler, Raymond Benjamin, of Napa,
Cal., to appoint two grand lodge mem
bers to act with him on a committee
to report on a revision of the ritual
two years hence.
Previously the body authorized the
use of the goat at initiations.
Masked Men Get $12.50, Missing
$300 on Women's Ruse.
BARTLETT SPRING?, Cal., July 16.
Two masked men held up two stages
tonight on the Woodland-Bartlett
Springs line at the summit of the Brln
grade on the boundary between Colusa
and Lake counties, took J12.E0 and
They overlooked 1300, which five
women in the first stage dropped to the
floor of the tonneau before getting out
Into the road.
When Dog Is Taken to Pound Com
missioner Brewster Pays Forfeit.
"Please can't I get my dog back?"
pleaded Louise Thorman. a little girl,
before the City Commission yesterday.
"He got away from my brother and be
cause he didn't have a muzzle, the dog
catcher got him and won't give him
up until I pay $4. I can't get the $4."
Commissioner Brewster announced
that he would pay the i himself to
redeem the dog, saving the city the
trouble of taking special action.
$160,773 IS SENT TO THAW
Court Order as to Accumulated In
come Is Carried Out,
PITTSBURG. July 16. Judge J. W.
Over's order that the Fidelity Title &
Trust Company, trustee of Harry K.
Thaw's estate, should pay over to Thaw
.160.773. this accumulation of his In
come since he was declared Insane In
New York State, was carried out today.
The money was paid over to Thaw's
attorney, ex-Governor Stone, who for
warded It to Thaw at once.
Wilson Frees 'Locator'
Who Confessed
Harper Declares That lmmun
ity Was Not Promised.
Former Member of Group rllin;
'Locations' on Disputed Property,
Too Fluent In Testimony, Is
Checked by Attornvya.
The fact that Henry J. Harper, a
Tacoma barber who served 30 days for
fraudulent use of the mails, has a full
pardon from President Wilson, restor
ing his civil rights, first became pub
lic yesterday In the United States Dis
trict Court with Judge Bean sitting.
while Harper was nn the witness stand
as a witness agalnKt W. K. MlnarJ. of
Portland, and J W. I.ogali un.1 K. J.
Sellers, of Tacomti. u-cusel of the same
Harper a a member of the so-
called "Seattle group" of alleged fake
land locators, of which Minard, Logan
and Sellers are alleged by the Govern
ment to have been members also.
Operations Are Kstrnslve.
These men. the Government alleges.
conspired and used the malls In fur
therance of the conspiracy to net per
sons to buy worthless "locations" from
them on timber lands within the Ore
gon & California Railroad land atrant
In Oregon. This allegod fraud waa
country-wide, and the Federal authori
ties estimate that Its operators ob
tained at least f l.SOO.000 by this means.
Harper's pardon, which was muds a
part of the record vt the Mlnuid-l.ngaii-
Sellers case, recites as reasons fur Its
granting that the United States dis
trict Attorney desired to use Harper
as a witness, which would bats been
impossible without the pardon, and
that there were extenuating circum
stances connected with Harper's case.
which, in the language of the Instru
ment, were "sufflcieut to movu" the
President to grant It
Harper said that lie did Uut know
that he had been psrxluiied or that
pardon miii be granted to liliu un
til notliiod by Mr. Kuanies last Tues
day. Witness femstlou.
Having related his connection a ila
the alleged fraudulent scheme and bow
he had spent six weeks in jail in Tort
land before his arraignment and pio
of guilty. Harper was sskud by Mr.
Iteumes if he knew why liu liud re
ceived so light a sentence.
"Yes," he said.
"At whose solicitation uaa It?"
usked Mr. Iteaiuea.
Harper did not answer at unto, lie
turned his face aside and seemed over
come with emotion.
Urged by Mr. lleames, he answered
in a choking voice:
My ' wife."
"In what circumstances were your
family while you were in Jail 7"
family Left Destitute.
Harper admitted they were des
titute. "How much of a family have you?"
"A girl 1C," said Harper brokenly, "a
boy 12. one seven, otie 4 and one 3."
Harper said that from the time, of
his own accord, he first went to Special
Agent Byron, of the Department ot
Justice, at Seattle, and told his story,
he bad received no promise of Im
munity or pardon.
He was working as "extra man" lu
a barber shop in Seattle lu January,
1914, ho said, when out morning he
read lu a newspaper that the federal
grand Jury at Portland was about to
Investigate the Oregon A California
land frauds.
Wife Counsels Confession.
"I went bjme to talk the mailer over
with my wife as soon as I read it." he
continued. "I told her that It looked
aa though the whole thing wus coming
to a head, and that I believed the beat
thing was to go to some Government
officer and tell the whole darn story.
" 'They will get nie anyway,' I said,
and we agreed that I couldn't run;
away. SIS said mat n u was m
way I felt about It, that was the besl
thing to do.
My wife had always cald there
would be trouble over It," he said, "brie
haa tried to get me to stop it, and eveu
burned some of the papers that 1 used
n soliciting locations."
On cross-examination by Claude btra-
ban. attorney for Minard. Harper re
Iterated that he had acted throughout
of his own volition, volunteering ail
the information that he gave to tha
federal officials at all times.
"Where did you get the money to
come to Poriiana oeiore ine granu
Jury?" asked Strahan.
Money Declared Persossl Lean.
"I borrowed IV from Mr. Byron," said
the witness.
"Have you paid It back?"
Harper Insisted, however, that llyron
had given him the money with the un
derstanding that It was not Govern
ment funds, but a personal loan, and
that he expected It back.
Harper denied "scoutlnr around" In
(Concluded ea Pass 4.)