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VOL.. XXXII NO. 31.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY .MORNING, AUGUST 3, 1913.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FOR BIG MILITIA
Secretary Asks Aid of
DANGER OF WAR EVER NEAR
"It Takes Two to Keep the
Peace," Says Visitor'.
WOOD URGES PREPARATION
Portland Will Get 40-Foot Channel
to Sea, Even if People Have to
do it for Themselves, Says
Chief of Staff of Army.
WHAT SECRETARY GARRISON DID
IN OREGON 1ESTERDAY.
7:40 A. M. Arrived at tnlon Depot
from San Francisco.
7:50 A. M. Breakfast at Multno
8:50 A. SI. Left for Fort Stevens
on special North Bank train.
12:10 P. M. Arrived at Fort Ste
1 :45 P. M. Returned from fnspec
tlon of south Jetty over Jetty railroad
and had luncheon.
2:20 P. M. Left Fort Stevens for
Portland, arriving 6 o'clock.
8:00 P. M. with General Wood,
as In other events of the day. guest
at banquet at the Multnomah Hotel;
both spoke, as did also J. N. Teal.
Today will so to Vancouver Bar
racks 9:30 A. M., make inspection of
post; return to Portland. 1:30; see the
city by automobile; leave for Seattle
at 3 o'clock from Union Depot.
Taking: under advisement with a
" brief passing: comment, the appeal for
Government aid in securing "40 feet of
water at the Columbia bar." which was
made by J. N. Teal, both Secretary of
War Garrison, and Major-General Leon
ard Wood devoted their addresses at
the banquet at the Multnomah Hotel
in their honor last night to an urgent
plea for awakened responsibility and
co-operation on the part of the busi
ness men of the country in building up
a strong- National Guard side by side
with the standing Army of the United
"There is a. spirit in the West that
I want directed toward the larger af
fairs of the department with which I
am identified," said Secretary Garrison.
"There is a larger sphere than that of
the development of your own resources.
Do you realize that in all the conti
nental United States, you have on Its
feet and fully equipped for action In
case of war only 82,000 men?
Trained National Guard Needed.
"If a quarrel is forced on us. and J
am the last man among you that would
hope for such a thing, do you realize
that we have got to have behind our
standing Army, a trained National
Guard to stand as a second line, and
back of these we must have laws that
v ill enable us to bring into action all
of the able volunteers who are will
ing to bear arms?
"It takes two to keep the peace, and
no man can tell when in a controversy
between nations a point may be
reached where it will be necessary to
resort to armed aggression, no matter
how much disposed we may be to
Major-General Wood carried the same
thought further, after touching lightly
on the appeal that had been made by.
Mr. Teal earlier in the evening.
"You will get your 40 feet of water
at the tar," he said. "If you don't
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BY PARIS DANCES
KOREA'S CAPTAIX CLAMPS LID
OX JOYOUS GLIDERS.
Gallant Frenchmen Teach Latest
Terpsichorean Innovations Until
Limit Is Passed.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2. (Special.)
For the first three nights after leav
ing Honolulu the dining saloon of the
liner Korea, which arrived here today
from the Orient, might have been talsen
tor the Cafe de Montmontre, the Magic
City, the Tabarin of Paris, according
to some of the passengers, who had
not recovered from the shock when
the vessel docked this morning.
Patis night life in the cafes was re
peated in a modified form.
New glides fresh from the trotteries
of Paris were Introduced by Lieuten
ant L. Ducene, of the French army, and
J. Delegarde, a lithe French dancing
master, who joined the gay throng on
the Korea at Yokohama.
When the vessel reached Honolulu
the passenger list was augmented by
many happy travelers, including sev
eral young San Francisco society
women. All were eager to learn the
new Paris dances. The only way they
could catch the steps was by dancing
with the young and gallant Parisians.
This was all well enough until it de
veloped Into a habit. Then came -protests
from husbands and chaperones.
On the fourth night out of Honolulu
someone aboard succeeded in communi
cating the shock to the captain and the
dance which had been arranged was
unceremoniously called off.
The young Frenchmen, who had been
lionized by some of the. women aboard,
said today that they had been snubbed
by several of the American men
TOWELS HOTEL PROBLEM
Health Officer Has Plan to Prevent
Thefts and Gain Law Obedience.
Finding difficulty in enforcing the
use of individual towels in public
places, because of much of the linen
being stolen. City Health Officer Mar
cellus yesterday made a suggestion
which he believes will solve the
Instead of placing the towels in a
pile on a shelf in a lavatory or other
public place. Dr. Marcellus plans to
have a chain attached to the floor and
to the shelf and to have the towels
attached to the chain by means of a
hole in one corner, made solid by a
metal eyelet. A towel can be taken
from the shelf and used while still at
tached - to tha chain. It can then be
dropped, still on the chain, to the
floor or into a basket. It will be im
possible under this plan for anyone
to carry away a towel.
PUPILS TO TILL IN WINTER
Davis School Plans Experiment in
A Winter vegetable garden is to be
inaugurated at the Davis school on
Twenty-first street between Quimby
and Raleigh. The garden has been or
dered by the School Board as an experi
ment. A plot 60 feet square has been
set aside for the purpose and work on It
will start tomorrow.
Ben Swindler, who has had much
practical experience in growing Winter
vegetables, will superintend the gar
den. When school opens a committee of
pupils will look after the garden. The
seeds, which consist of Winter carrots,
beets, kale, late turnips, brocholi and
radishes, have been donated.
TEMPERATURE GOES TO 107
For Two Days II ou lion Is Treated
to Warm AVave.
HOULTON, Or., Aug. Z. (Special.)
Houlton has been having some exces
sive heat this week.
On July 30. the thermometer stood
at 100 degrees in the shade at noon.
July 31 it reached 102 degrees at noon
and 107 degrees at 2 o'clock. Yester
day was slightly cooler, with a maxi
mum of 90 degrees.
If MINE EXPLOSION
Nineteen Dead in Penn.
DYNAMITE LIBERATES GAS
Some Crushed, Some Burned
and Others Suffocated.,
ONLY ONE IS UNINJURED
All Those-in Position to Tell How
Accident Happened Are Victims.
Two Believed Ikying "Under
Wall of Rock.
TOWER CITY, Pa,, Aug. 2. Nineteen
men were killed and two seriously In
jured today in a double explosion In the
East Brookside mine of the Philadel
phia & Heading Coal & Iron Company,
near here, by what is believed to have
been dynamite and gas. Thirteen men
died in the first explosion and five
went to their death in the second blast,
after an heroic attempt to rescue the
first victims. One of the rescuers es
caped. The dead include the foreman and
fire boss of the mine. Two bodies have
not been recovered.
Only Three Taken Out Alive.
It is not known what caused the ex
plosions, but miners believe the first
explosion was that of dynamite and
the second was caused by gas which
had been liberated by the dynamite
explosion. Only three men were taken
out alive and one of these died on the
way to the hospital.
Superintendent John Lorenz was in
the mine when the first explosion oc
curred. He was rescued several hours
later, burned and bruised, and is in a
It is possible the real story of the
explosion may never be known, as all
who were in a position to know were
killed. Superintendent Lorenz is In no
condition to talk. ' " ..
Death Cornea In Three Forms.
The men were killed in three differ
ent ways. Some of them were hurled
against the side of the tunnel in which
they were working and crushed, some
were burned to death by the explosion
of gas and others were suffocated by
The East Brookside colliery closed
down Thursday night for a week, but
Charles Portland, a mining contractor,
who has a contract with the Heading
Company to drive a tunnel, kept some
of his men at work. There were a half
dozen muckers at work, whose duty
It is to load the debris blown down
by the blasts which are fired at night.
There were also a mucker boss and a
blacksmith and his helper. All J were
at work in the tunnel, which is about
a quarter of a mile from the sjope en
trance to the mines. The men took
175 pounds of dynamite with them'
when they went into the mines today.
Rctcner Are Killed.
Superintendent Lorenz and Mine Boss
Farrell were in the mine making an in
spection and were about 600 feet from
the tunnel In which the Italian work
men were engaged. Shortly before
noon men on the surface heard a rum
bling noise coming from the mouth of
the slope. They knew it meant an ex
plosion and a rescue party was quickly
organized. The six rescuers were low
ered to the level next to the bottom of
the mine. It is believed the second
explosion occurred about 20 minutes
after the first. The rescuers had time
to walk about 600 feet from the mouth
I (Concluded on Page 2.) '
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 87
degrees; minimum, 63 degrees.
TODAY'S Showers and cooler; winds most
President Gomes, of Venezuela, to lead army
In person against Castro. Section 1. page
Pope's health, affected by beat. Section 1
Captain of Pacific liner puts lid on Parisian
dancers. Section 1. page 1. i
Hector Macpherson writes of farm condl-;
tlon in Denmark. Section 1, page 5. j
Administration would help Americans got
out of Mexico. Section 1, page 4.
Senate to lengthen sessions to baste n tariff
bill. Section 1. page 5.
Bryan's plan for Xicaraguan protectorate
shelved. Section 1, page 2.
Party of rescuers killed In Pennsylvania
mine explosion. Section 1. page 1.
Girl accused of mutiny is bound over. Sec
tion 1, page ti.
Nine Japanese who crossed Pacific In an
tiquated junk arrested. Section X. page .
Harvester concern to make noteworthy ex
hibit at Panama fair. Section 1, page s.
Bolt of Whitman forces in New York re
garded as possible. Section 1, page o.
v Pacific Northwest.
Lightning kills one. Injures another In "Wal
la. Walla country. Section 1, page T.
Judge Watters appointed receiver for Major
Kinney properties, section 1, page 7.
Life certificates Issued to 54 Oregon teach
era Section 1, page 8.
McMinnville ballplayer slain and another
man Injured and assailant. Jailed. Sec
. tlon 1. page 8.
Governor overrides court -restraining order
and says circus will not be held at Ore
gon City today. Section 1, page L
Governor West would prosecute men who
drove I. W. ' W. editor out of Bandoa.
Section 1, page 6.
Coast League results Los Angeles 2. Port
land 1 0 1 innings) ; San Francisco 4,
Oakland 2; Venice 6 Sacramento 3.
Section 2. page 2.
Northwestern League results Portland 6,
Tacoma 2; Spokane 6, Seattle 4; Vancou
ver 5, Victoria 1. Section 2, page 2.
Portland polo players plan series of games
with visiting teams. Section 2, page 1.
Ritchie lucky tn opponents. Section 2, page 4
Callfornian wins Western tennis title over
Minnesotan. Section 2, page 2.
Marksmen chosen t represent Oregon at
International shoot. Section 2, page 4.
Real Estate and Bull ding.
Northwestern Electric rushes work, new
plant ready January 1. Section 4. page V.
Future of Eastern Oregon hinges on water.
Section 4, page 9.
Milwaukee makes big Improvements. Sec
tion 4, page 8.
Sullivan gulch development on at early date.
Section 4, Page 10.
Non-taxable land makes long list. Section
4, page 11.
Automobiles and Roads.
Hill-climbing trip proves eventful. Section
4. page 4.
Direct drive is new Cadillac feature. Sec
tion 4, page 4.
Pathfinder causes great enthusiasm. Sec
tion 4. page 0.
Detrolter to invade Oregon at early date.
Section 4, page 5.
Commercial and larlne.
High Quality of Northwestern wheat crop is
assured. Section 2, page IS.
Corn continues excited advance 4n Chicago
- 'pit S-sctijn 2, page .15. " '."7 " "
Improvement continues In Eastern money
markets. Section 2, page 15. 1
Portland and Vicinity.
War Secretary and party ' inspect work at
mouth of Columbia, section i, page i..
Numerous bridge fires lead to theory of
incendiarism. Section 2, page 10.
Marksmanship of National Guardsmen Is
- praised. Section 4, page 12.
George A. Bateson scoffs at copyright
threat, section 4. page iz.
Hill interests hurry ships for California In
vasion. Section 2, page 6.
Peninsula residents seek extension of pro
posed crosstown . carllne. Section Z,
Real estate traders held to answer to
grand jury for traua. Section l.
Portland, Eugene &. Eastern soon to start
work on new shops. Section 2, page lo.
Secretary of War Garrison honor guest at
banquet at Multnomah Hotel, bectlon l,
Mazamas start on trip to Mount Adams. Sec
tion 1, page 15.
Assessor Reed to tax club property. Sec
tion 1, page li.
Women of Woodcraft hear annual reports.
Section 1, page 14.
Superintendent Armstrong distributes Mult
nomah County school fund. Section 2,
Fraudulent locators profit million in Oregon
and California grant game. Section
1, page 1.
Weather report, data and forecast. Section
2, page 6.
. Mother Cuts Children's Throats.
PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 2. A woman
living in a colony of foreigners in West
Philadelphia cut the throats of her three
children tonight and then slashed her
own. The mother and one of the chil
dren died shortly afterward. The other
two children cannot live. The police
have been' unable to learn the name of
the woman or the motive for heract.
MARTIAL LAW WILL
STOP SUNDAY SHOW
West Ignores Court's
CITIZENS BACKING GOVERNOR
Oregon City Residents Ready
to Shoulder Arms.
SHERIFF SAYS HANDS TIED
Manager or Wild West Outfit De
clares Executive's Threats Are
Inconceivable in Face of
Decision From Judge.
SALEM. Or.. ; Aug. 2. (Special.)
"There'll be no circus performance In
Oregon City tomorrow night, it mar
tial law will prevent it."
In a statement Issued tonight Gov
ernor West says he' will place the
grounds occupied by the circus under
martial law tomorrow and keep it in
force until the injunction against the
Sheriff's interference is dissolved and
the Sheriff is free to enforce the law.
The Governor's statement is as fel
lows: "My taking a hand in the Oregon
City affair is not because I am straight
laced on the question of Sunday amuse
ments, for I am not. I look upon
harmless Sunday amusements as a good
thing. But when a 'one-hoss Alkali
Ike' show, with noise as the chief at
traction, attempts to ride booted and
spurred into a peaceful community, in
spite of the protest of the people and
the Sheriff, it is time for this office
to lend a hand.
"When the outfit learned the
Sheriff would likely place them under
arrest, they obtained an Injunction to
prevent the enforcement of- the law.
Now that the precedent has been es
tablished, I take it that when a man
wants la steal a horse or break into a
house he -will, if he is up to snuff, ask
for an injunction against the peace of
ficers in order that he may perpetrate
the crime unmolested.
"Upon being advised by the Sheriff
that his hands were tied by an injunc
tion, he was Informed that this office
would come to his relief. We will be
on hand to give the people of Oregon
City .due protection by placing the
grounds occupied by the circus undei
martial law until such a time as the
injunction is dissolved and the Sheriff
again free to enforce the law.
CITIZENS READY FOR, FIGHT
Residents of Oregon City Would
Back West With Rifles.
- OREGON CITY, Or., ..Aug. 2. (Spe
cial.) Headed by Representative
Schuebel. 50 residents of Oregon City
are awaiting an order from Governor
West to shoulder rifles and march to
the circus grounds near this city to
prevent the Sunday performance of a
Wild West show scheduled four tomor
row. On application of J. E. Hedges, rep
resenting the circus. Judge Eakin, of
the Circuit Court, today issued an in
junction restraining Sheriff Mass and
his deputies from interfering with' the
Sheriff Mass will leaVe for Texas to
The 50 citizens include business men
and preachers. They have bombarded
Governor West throughout the day
with telegrams, urging him to take
some action. These men have assured
the Governor they are ready to take
P0PE'Sv HEALTH IS
AFFECTED BY HEAT
STRENGTH IMPAIRED BY THE
WEATHER OF PAST FEW DAYS.
Reception of Canadians and Flans to
Curb Mutinous Swiss Guards
Impose Added Burden.
ROME, Aug. 2. (Special.) There
have been rumors in Rome this week
that the Pope's health has again be
come a cause of anxiety. The weather
in the. Eternal City has been exception
ally warm the last few days and this
has pulled down his strength again.
Beyond this it is believed that there
is not any Immediate danger.
Pius X received this week a pilgrim
age from Canada and he has been
busily occupied with drafting a new
statute to curb the unruly Swiss
guards. He will now take a rest.
Some time next week the Vatican
courts will close for the Summer vaca
tion. Those prelates who are not im
peratively required for the Vatican
dally routine will go on a vacation.
The Pope himself will give no recep
tions. He will rest completely, spend
ing the early morning in the Vatican
gardens and taking a siesta In the
afternoon, while In the evening he will
receive visits from his sisters and inti
WOMAN VOTES WITH FEET
Armless Founder of Home for Crip
ples Marks Own Ballot.
CHICAGO. Aug. 2. Miss Kitty Smith,
who is armless, marked her ballot
with her foot when she voted today
at the. first election, held In Maywood,
a suburb, under the new woman
suffrage law. She is founder of a home
for crippled children, and was the
first woman to appear in the precinct.
Only 11 of the 235 registered women
voters failed to cast their ballots. The
measure to annex neighboring terri
tory to the village was popular with
the women and carried by a large ma
Jority. A number of the polling places
were decorated with flowers, but the
Judges and clerks performed their
duties In their shirtsleeves, as'usual.
CARS USE SCORCHED SPAN
Trolley Traffic Resumed Over New
Streetcar traffic has been resumed
across the Harriman bridge, which was
damaged by fire last. Wednesday. He-
pairs on the lift span which was put
out ofcommisslon by the flames were
completed yesterday, and vessels were
enabled to pass through.
A little difficulty was experienced in
lifting the upper deck span, but this is
not serious. It will be several' weeks
before vehicle and pedestrian traffic is
"MEANEST THIEF" SOUGHT
Cripple's Tricycle, Gift of Neighbors,
Stolen From Parsonage Gate.
uhiuauu, Aug. z. police are
searching today for "the meanest kind
of a s thief." one who stole a tricycle
from a 10-year-old cripple.
The victim, little Vernon Minzey, was
too poor to buy a tricycle and neigh
bors bought one for him. His first trip
was to the home of his minister, and
while he was inside the parsonage his
tricycle was stolen.
PIONEER, 82, STILL FISHES
B. F. Munkers Doesn't Let Years In
terfere With Sport.
ALBANT. Or., 'Aug. 2. (Special.)
Although he is 82 years old, B. F. Mun
kers. of Scio, Linn County pioneer, will
pass the next few days fishing in
streams of Polk County, where he Is
now visiting relatives.
A fishing license for Mr. Munkers
was purchased here today by his son,
I. A. Munkers, ex-Chief of . Police of
Albany and ex-Representative from
Linn County In the State Legislature.
Victims Force Cash on
EASY MONEY STORIES LURE
Women Easily Gulled by Old
GANGS OPERATE SCHEME
Profits From Oregon & California
Grant Swindle Are Estimated
at $1,000,000 Evidence) in
Handa of Detectives,
Investigations of secret . servic4
agents, seeking evidence for tha Gov
ernment, regarding land location frauds
on the Oregon se California land grant
in Oregon, have shown how foolish
victims rushed from the ends of th
country to thrust their money at th
It was a plausible story with which
the "locators" baited their prospects.
It was the old "get-rlch-quick" lure,
but In a new form.
It began about four years ago, when
the Government first took steps to
cause the forfeiture of the 2,000,000 I
acres held by the railroad in the orig
inal land grant, for failure to live up
to the provisions of that grant. The
litigation, with its attendant wide
publicity of the fact that the Govern
ment might regain ownership of the
land, gave the "locators" a basis on
which to play their game.
Swindlers Mke Big Cleanup.
Since then. United States District
Attorney Reames said yesterday, it has
been roughly estimated that those
working the swindle have cleared $1,
000,000 in "locating" eager persons on
land to which there was never the
slightest chance that they might ob
tain title. A surprisingly large num
ber of the victims were women. The
idea of owning 160 acres of choice tim
ber, which they could sell at a fat
profit, seems to have been especially
attractive to women.
The fraudulent "locators," for the
most part, have conducted their opera
tions in partnership groups of four or
five members. In the group there
would be one man who worked on the
publicity end of the scheme, attract
ing "prospects," a lawyer, generally one
with a small practice, who attended te
the "legal" side of the transaction, and
about two locators, who were always
represented as men having a thorough
knowledge of the land and conditions.
Wide Territory Covered.
The publicity men of the different
groups went far a-fleld in their search
for prospects. The Middle West, es
pecially, was dotted with their head
quarters stations, but they also found
a profitable field in the East. Once
established, they had no trouble in
"plucking" victims. In fact, there were
hardly enough locators for the "marks"
who came in droves to be fleeced.
Some of the "outside agents" of
these locating groups represented that
they were direct agents of the Oregon '
& California Railroad, but for the most
part the scheme used was this:
It was represented that the locator
had inside information, both from
Southern Pacific officials and from in
ner circles in the Government, to the
effect that the land grant was certain
to be forfeited to the Government,
which would thus restore 2,000,000 acres
As goon as this forfeiture took place,
Coucluded on Pag. 3.)