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VOL. XXXII NO. 50.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY 3IORNING, DECEMBER 14, 1913.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
President's Illness Not
Grave, Says Tumulty.
WHITE HOUSE REPORT ISSUED
Trip to South Advised, Despite
Work of Congress.
NEW YEAR'S RECEPTION OFF
Executive) Sends Regrets to Gridiron
I Club Copies of Official Dis-
l nillut. w TT ,1
Foot ball Cause of Cold.
WASHINGTON; Dec. IS. President
TVIlson continued today to nurse the
cold that has kept Mm In his room
atnce last Tuesday. Most of the time
he has remained in bed on the advice
ft Ms physician, chiefly as a measure
of precaution to Insure complete rest
and rapid recoTery.
Notwithstanding positive assurances
from the White House, reports gained
circulation that the President's condi
tion was alarming to his official fam
ily. To quiet these rumors the follow
ing official statement was given out at
t'ne White House:
"Secretary Tumulty stated at the
WSiite Hou;e that reports of the Pres
ident's condition being; alarming; were
absolutely groundless. His condition Is
entirely normal and satisfactory, ex
cept for a cold, which has caused him
discomfort, but has at no time threat
ened any complications.
Doctor Orders Rest.
"As a matter of precaution Dr. Gray
son, the attending; physician, advised
t'.at the President suspend his usual
:'flcial activities. Including- the re
volving of visitors. In order to throw
;f the cold and give him an opportu
nity for rest and recuperation.
"The expectation Is that the Presl
:em will resume his official duties
tariy next week. There is nothing in
President's condition to cause the
The President has not been entirely
wt 11 since he attended the Army-Navy
football game in New York. Sitting In
the open stands on a raw day. he devel
oped a cold In the head which became
worse after his return to Washington.
President Seoraa bvereeat.
His physician suggested warm cloth
ing, but the President scorned an over
coat, but put on a heavy woolen sweat
er vest In the cold wind; that was
blowing on the day of the Army-Navy
same It is believed the President
caught additional cold, and when he
attended the meeting of the Red Cross
jr. Tuesday his voice was weak from
its effects. His physician then ordered
Mr. Wilson to bed with the determina
tion to keep the President quiet until
he had absolutely recovered.
Tt had been the intention of the Pres
ident to take a vacation during the
holiday recess of Congress. This was
officially announced recently, together
with the statement that the New Year's
reception would not take place owing
to the President's absence.
In view of the uncertainty of a recess
of Congress, in connection with the
progress of the currency bill, friends
of the President have been urging him
to go to a southern climate, regardless
of whether Congress suspends its ac
tivities during the holidays.
Trip. Seat Ptaaaed.
It has not been determined when or
where the President will go, but It Is
said his proposed trip is the result of
prearranged plans and in no way eon
concluded on Pas 3-
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TIMS IX ETERXITY DESCRIBED.
Sir Alfred Turner Says Departed
Editor Helped Compos Multi
tudes in New AVorld.
General Sir Alfred Turner, the wall- ,
known British soldier, whose recent
ghost stories attracted much attention,
has found a medium able to material
ize spiritual forms and to obtain other
remarkable psychic phenomena. The
name of this medium is Cecil Husk. He
Is 70 years old and completely blind.
His seances are held In a house at
Pock ham. Rye, on Sundays only, owing
to falling health. ,
Sir Alfred says Husk was originally
a singer In Carl Rosa's Opera Company,
Husk's sister won fame as the creatot
of the part of Lady Angela In Gilbert
and Sullivan's "Patience." Sir Alfred
"Husk is a trance medium. Three
weeks ago W. T. Stead was material
ised In the presence of 1" persons, each
one being a bio 'to see him. He ap
peared In half form, that Is frem the
waist up. and floated about the room,
having something to say to every one
present. He smiled and said to each
one of us, 'It's all true; it's all true.
Let the good work go on.'
"Referring to the Titanic disaster, he
told us that It was not true that be
had been hit on the head with a spar,
but gave us a vivid description of the
terrible time he had in composing the
multitudes who were suddenly plunged
Into eternity. He said that to a ma
jority death came so suddenly that
when people awoke In the other world
they were unable to realize that they
were no longer on e&rtn, and it took
them some time before they realized
the new condition surrounding them."
MAD SEA BELCHES RELICS
Submarine Disturbance Brings
Wreck and Mastodon Bone Asbore.
SANTA BARBARA. Cal, Dec. 13. The
submarine disturbance which has kept
the ocean along the South Coast . In
fury for several days. ' cast up the
wreckage of an ancient ship near here
today and a few miles south part of a
mastodon's skeleton; which apparently
had been brought, up . from a great
depth, was washed ashore. '
Experts said that the skeleton frag,
merits Included about 35 feet of verte
brae and the skull with eight-foot
tusks Intact. The ship's wreckage' bore
indications that tt had lain on the
ocean bottom for .perhaps 100 years. It
was thickly armored with barnacles.
EXPLOSION MAY COST SIGHT
Cathlamet Farmer's Child, Aged 2,
Played With Dynamite Cap.
Victor Sprebe, two years old. son
of a farmer at Cathlamet. Wash., was
brought to Portland yesterday to the
Good Samaritan Hospital, where he Is
reported to be seriously hurt about the
eyes. He may lose their- sight.
The hospital authorities were In
formed that the baby picked up a dyna
mite cap while playing about the floor
at his home and dropped It Into a
stove. The resulting explosion pitted
its face and seriously bruised It.
MASONS OF CANBY ELECT
tAlI Night Session Is Required - to
Name Officers for Year.
CANBY. Or., Dec. 1J. (Special.)
Canby lodge of Masons elected officers
Saturday night at an all-night session,
made necessary by the rapid growth
of the order. Candidates were taken
In, the election held and a banquet was
The following are the new officers:
Fred M. Roth, worshipful master;
John Eld. senior warden: Ralph Knight.
Junior warden; L. D. Walker, treas
urer: Howard H. Eccles, secretary;
Perry O. Stacy. t. l.. and C. L. Bates,
tyler. The installation will be held
Saturday, December 10.
EVENTS OF THE WEEK-AT HOME AND AFAR GET TF1 FLEETING
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VILLA OF BARBARITY
Appeal Sent to Wash
ington and Madrid.
CHURCH TREASURES LOOTED
Spanish Residents Told They
Alone Were Not Safe.
PROPERTY IS CONFISCATED
Man Forcibly Taken From British
Cons a late Now Held for $250,-00-0
Penniless as Refugees.
PinsTANcr or protest made
BY SPANIARDS IX MEXICO.
Spanlsn. residents of Northern -Mexico
have sent representations to
Washington and to Madrid declar
es That General Villa announced that
ha would protect all foreigners. In
cluding the Chinese, but excepting;
the Spaniards, whom be threatened
to bill ir thay did not leave the
country within tan days.
That as soon as he arrived In Chi
huahua, Villa demanded from tha
merchants f 1,500.000 In gold. In ex
change for which he would glvo them
so-called constitutionalist money.
That the Spaniards appealed to
American Consul Letcher, who at
tempted to forward a rode message
to Washington, nut waa told br Villa
that "Men of honor do not need to
send messages In code."
That Villa looted all the stores
owned by Spaniards.
EL PASO, Tex.. Dec. 1J. Stories of
wholesale looting by General Francisco
Villa's rebel army on Its entrance Into
Chihuahua and of the despoiling of
church treasures, of the robbery of
Spanish priests and nuns, of the con
fiscation of property and demands for
exorbitant sums of money, were
brought here today with the arrival of
478 citizens of, Spain, who had been
banished from Mexico by the rebels.
Eighteen Catholic priests and nuns
of Spanish' origin were among the
refugees. They Joined with the other
exiled Spaniards In sending to the
Spanish Ambassador at Washington and
to the Minister of Foreign Relations at
Madrid a protest against what they
asserted was sn outrsge of their rights.
Sacred Vewtaaeata Stolen.
The priests said Villa had" demanded
$5000 from each of them and after they
had given all they possessed Villa's
army looted the cathedral and churches
and the convent of all the gold and
jeweled chalices and sacred vestments.
One priest said he paid over to the
rebels $95. which was all he had; an
other said he gave f 155. The nuns gave
all but their personal belongings.
Other Spaniards reported that. In ad
dition to threatening them with death
If they remained In Chihuahua longer
than ten days. General Villa demanded
from merchants $1,500,000 In gold as a
tribute to the revolution. In exchange
for which he would pay them In so
called constitutionalist currency.
United States Consul Marlon Letcher
was appealed to In vain, tha refugee
said, because the right of sending a
code message to tha American Govern
ment was denied him.
Appeal Seat to Carraau.
General Villa's attitude toward
Spaniards was regarded as so grave
that other rebel leaders at a meeting
today 1A -Juarez 'telegraphed to Gen
eral Carranxa, nbw at Hermostllo. re-
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
. The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S1 Maslmnm ' temperature. 5S
degrees; minimum. 43 degreea.
TODAY'S Probably rain: southerly winds,
Medium said to have materialised W. T.
. Stead, who describee Tltanlo victims'
awakening. SecUdb 1, page 1.
Theft of "Mona Lisa" due to patriotism, fac
tion 1, page
Doctor orders Wilson to take vacation. Sec
tion 1. page 1.
Root warns against danger of currency In
flation under new currency bl!L Section
" 1. page z.
Nations not likely to remove troopa from
Cblna. Section 1. page S.
Latterly cuts hla name to "Walter" In new
directory. faction 1, page S.
Movement begun to have new Repub'lcan
National contention adopt platform. Sec
tion 1, page 3.
Partisans of lira. Young Jeer Director who
voted against her. Section 1, page 0.
Inter-fraternity basketball teams to meet In
Onals at Eugene. Section Sv page .
Ward McDowell, ex-Portland player, la not
taken back by Napa. Section 2. page 6.
Del Howard flies claims for Qve dratted
p Layers. Section 2, page 31
Fielder Jones put O. K. on new Federal
League. Section 2. page 3l
Expert swimming to be taught at Princeton.
Section 1, page 1.
rarlfle North wee.
Organisation Democrats of Washington
make lait stand for patronage. Section 1,
Governor Lister begins ahakeup. Section 1.
Mooae Lodge treaaurer at The Dalles, said
to be sbon. vanishes, and message tells
of alleged foul play. Section 1, page 1.
Porter Brothera barge wrecked In Yaqulna
Bay with damage totaling liOOO. Section
1. page 1.
Walter H. Moore, ex-prealdent of Oregon
Trust A savings Bank wt Portland dies.
Section 1. page I.
Judre Harrta rules "dry" victory at Spring
field stande; Judge Galloway upholda
"wets" at Salem. Section L page T.
Confuaton feared at next election If present
lawa are not harmonised. Section 1,
Governor comas to aid of State Printer In
dispute over union contract. Section 1,
, page 7.
Commercial and Marine.
Record pack or leading canned goods staplca
Section 3, page 17.
Wheat at Chicago weakened by heaviness
of corn. Section I, page 17.
Stock prices decline and later rally on
covering. Section 2. pace 17.
Replacement of red lights on bridges planned
to aid steamboat men. Section :, page f.
Real Estate and Building.
Oregon galna by Chicago -land now. Sec
tion 4, page 20. .
Chamber of Commerce out to aid fruit
growers. Section . page 10.
Fortune made in ginseng culture. Section
4. page 11.
Many lota on East Bide change hands in
week. -'Section 4, page 11.
Nv stractures take place of old at Sand)',
Or. Section 4. page 11.
Automobiles and Roads.
Trip from Portland to Grants Pass made In
Bupmobll. Section 4. page 4.
Pathflnder Nell Patterson leaves Detroit' on
last leg of trip. Section 4, page e.
Auto plowa Into flncke of grasshoppers. Sec
tion 4. page 7.
Umatilla County will spend ilOO.OOO-on
highways. Section 4, page 7.
Portland aad VlcUlty.
Or. ( wins divorce and all property In
dispute. Section 1, page l.".
Klch CsrMale graduate accused of series of
burglaries. Section 1. rase 1.
City Treoaury bureau handles 27.0O0.000 In
ya-. section 1. pace 14.
Kundrerta of friends urge Booth to run for
Senate Section 1. rage 12.
Auction sale of HnlMeln-Frlectan cattle
brings 114.630. Section 2. page 7.
Work by Oregon artiata, now on exhibition,
la reviewed. SecOun 1, page II.
Charities' Puma rtaus must take place of
fsther who Is In jail. Section 1. page 1.
Hydro-Electric CommlRslon ptana Investiga
tion of problems of. power manufacture.
Section 1, page 10.
State Commission suggested as possible at.u-
tlon by Dan Malarfcey. Section 1, page 17.
llollatfav School sets - standard In all
branches of work. eciiun 4, page 12.
Rich schools sud universities compete for
Hose Festival poster honor. Section 4,
Municipal auditorium icon to be built. Sec.
tlon 1, page 14.
Union County farmer fears Conwsy and
Hlchet case gives, fsiae Impression of
lands. Section 1, page 18.
Womnn of AT, residing at fashionable hotel,
arrested for swindling. Section 1. page Id.
W. C. l:nbov defends rigbta of Council.
Section 1. page
Bishop Cooke finite Methodist Episcopsl
church rift difficult task. Section 1,
J. T. Conway and Frank Tllchet convicted
on an counts. Section 1, page 18.
Celebration to mr.rk beginning- of electric
service on Vslley line. Section 2, page 7.
Boat with aviia! propeller la odd craft. Sec.
tlon 1, page 14.
Lebanon Has Home Talent Play.
LEBANON", Or.. Dec 1J. (Special.)
The Woman's Civic Club presented a
musical comedy entitled "The Linn
County Fair," In which 150 persons took
part. Thursday and r riday nights. The
affair was a financial success.
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Telegram Tells Wife at
Dalles He Is Slain.
MOOSE LODGE MONEY FIGURES
C. A. Rudell, of The Dalles, on
Day Set for Arrest, Goes.
MISSING MAN BANK CLERK
Telegram to Wife, Left in Ignorance,
Says Lodge Treasurer's Letters
Were Found and That Hoboes
Carried Body Away.
THE DALLES. Or., Dec 13. (Spe
cial.) The wife of -C. A. Rudell, book
keeper at the French & Co. Bank, this
afternoon received a telegram stating
that her husband had probably met
with foul play near Corbett. 20 miles
esst of Portland. Rudell Is missing
from here since this morning. He Is
alleged to have misappropriated funds
of the Moose, Lodge, of which he was
Faal Plar Indicated,
Tha message received by Mrs. Ru
dell said that letters bearing tha name
of her husband had been found near
Corbett. along tha railroad right-of-way,
and that four hoboes had been
seen carrying a body with a crushed
skull. The message further stated
that the Indications were that Mr.
Rudell had met with foul play. The
telegram was signed A. Koukl. having
been filed at the Portland office of the
Western Union. Koukl appeared to be
a fictitious name. Western Union of
ficials have been unable to locate the
Rudell. who was treasurer of the
local Moose Lodge, is alleged to be
considerably short In his accounts. Of
ficers of the lodge hsd sworn to a
complaint against him, but had post
poned serving a warrant, giving him
until today to make good the alleged
' Wife Left la Igaeiiser.
Mrs. Rudcu did not know that her
husband Intended to leave town until
the bank officials telephoned to her
to ask why he was not at his desk
this morning. He Is reported to have
left this city on a westbound train at
5:30 this morning. He 'cashed a check
for $30 shortly ' before that time at a
The message from Koukl was at
.first believed here, but later the indi
cations pointed to the conclusion that
Rudell had decided to flee and that he
or some friend had sent a falsa mes
sage to his wife to throw possible
searchers off his track.
Rudell knew that ha waa to be ar
rested today if he did not make good
the alleged shortage,
MESSAGK SKXT Br TRACK MAN
Sheriff Unable to Find Body or
Trace of Hoboes.
The telegram to Mrs. Rudell waa sent
by J. U. Koukl, a Japanese, from the
branch office of the Western Union
Telegraph Company on Broadway.
Koukl aald he was a trackwalker for
the O.-W. R. & X. Co. He has not been
found since he sent the telegram.
The telegram read aa follows: "From
letters found on beach near Corbett.
Implication shows foul play to Mr. Rud
dell. Four hobos seen with body.
Crushed skull. (Signed) J. U. Koukl."
Mrs. Rudell at once telegraphed to
her sister. Nellie Todd, a stenographer
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BARGE IS WRECKED
NORTH JETTY AT YAQUIXA BAY
STRUCK; CRAFT BEACHED.
Cargo of Oats, Hay and Dynamite
Damaged to Extent or $3000,
With Xo Insoranoo Carried.
NEWPORT. Or.. Dec. 13. (Special.)
The barge Frederick, owned by Porter !
Bros- Portland contractors. In tow of J
the tugboat L. Roscoe of Florence and
laden with 80 tons of oats. 70 tons of
hay and (0 tons of dynamite struck
the' north Jetty at the entrance to
Yaquina Bay today, tearing her hull,
and now lies on the beach at Olson
vllle. Captaln A. Erikson. master of the
Roscoe, said that his boat did not have
sufficient power to combat the strong
southerly wind and current, which
drove the barge from her course onto
the Jetty. After the barge struck. Cap
tain Erikson fortunstely was able to
pull the craft free, and as there were
five feet of water In the hold he
beached the barge In a safe place and
commenced discharging the damaged
cargo at low tide.
Captain Severson and a sailor were
on the deck of the barge when it
struck, and there was much fear that
the pounding, which lasted about ten
minutes, might explode the dynamite.
The damage to cargo and hull Is
roughly estimated at 13000 and the
cargo was not Insured.
The shipment wss from Yaqulna for
Gardiner and Florence, where Porter
Bros, are constructing a railroad
eventually to connect the Coos Bay
country with the Willamette Valley at
MATE'S DANGER UNHEEDED
Sailor Mutters on Dock While Ap
prentice Rescues Companion.
"Drown, you silly beggar: drown.
I'll get your bloomln" sea boots," is
languago attributed to a sailor on the
British bark Hlnemoa In a report made
to Captain Jack Speler, head of the
Harbor Patrol, relative to a sailor
named Davis having fallen overboard
at Columbia dock No. I late Friday ;
night, as both were returning from a
trip ashore. Benjamin Judd. an ap
prentice, formerly on the Gleneeslin.
which was wrecked at Necarney Moun
tain, was aroused from his slumbers
and diving over the side effected a
Captain Speler says the companion of
Davis beat a hasty retreat from the
dock and was not seen yesterday. Judd
Is given praise for his work, as he
leaped Into, the chilly waters of the
Willamette In und-ess raiment
MRS. A. G.CAMER0N DIES
Albany Woman Former Portland
Resident and Church Worker.
ALBANY. Or- Dec 13. (Special.)
Mrs. Addle O. Cameron, one of Albany's
best-known worsen, and wife of M. J.
Cameron, a manufacturer and member
of the City Council, died this afternoon
in St. Mary's Hospital. She was 56
years old. &he was born In Pennsyl
vania and resided there until 1890, when
she and her husband came to Portland.
Two years later they came to this city.
Mrs. Cameron was one of the most
active members of the First Methodist
Church of Albany and was prominent
In the various church organizations. Mr.
Cameron and three children, Clarence C
Cameron, Miss Pearl Cameron, of Al
bany, and Mrs. Bessie S. Simpson, of
SENTINELS TOLD TO FIRE
Anil-Military Agitation in Alsace
Spreading to Mayence.
MATENCE. Germany, Dec. 13. Sten
tlnela on the fortifications and the ar
tillery testing ground here, who have
been stoned and shot at for several
nights past, have been ordered by the
military authorities to sboot down their
assailants on sight. V
It In feared that the anti-military
agitation In Alsace has spread to this
I OP .!
YAnQO CS?AZ- AY
VrV URY UVCT1 AS
HELD AS BURGLAR
Indian Gives Loot to
Girls Is Charge.
SERIES OF GRIMES ALLEGED
Property Found From Five
Robberies in 3 Days.
HAT LEFT IN HOUSE CLEW
Rich Xebraskan, Depito Pica of
Y'oung Woman, Is Silent About
Actions Lost Clippings
Tell of Record.
Richard Mills, a Carlisle Indian school
graduate, one-fourth Sioux, and the
owner of a 610-acre farm In Nebraska,
was arrested yesterday afternoon by
Patrolman O'Dale, on information pro
cured by Detectives La Salle and Ab
bott, who charge Mills with the rob
bery of five houses and the possible
robbery of another. These are about
one-half the house burglaries In Port
land since Mills came here. December ?.
Mills, the police charge. Is finan
cially well fixed, but steals for the
love cf the game. He has served a
year in Deer Lodge. Mont., for burglary.
It Is said, and. It Is also alleged, that he
served some time In the Washington
state penitentiary in Walla Walla for
the same offense.
Ulrla Takes te Statlea.
Alice and Vivian Barrett, of 39u Clay
street, and Ethel Germain, who lives
at the same address, were taken to the
police station by the detectives, fo".
lowfng the arrest of Mills. A telephone
number on a card- and the pictures
of the girls in Mills' room caused their
detention. When the detectives found
Mills gave a diamond ring to Alice, a
ruby ring to Vivian and a macklnaw
coat to Ethel, they concluded that tli
girls had no connection with the rob
beries and released them, recovering
With the arrest of Mills and the find
ing of his room in a Sixth-street North
hotel, the greater part of the loot from
tho five residences he Is aceused of
robbing and an article from another
residence was recovered. It Is worth
more than 11000.
Ilarglary Reports Suppressed.
The burglaries, which are indicated,
the police say, by the property In his
possession are those of the homes of
J. F. Thompson. 199 Graham avenue;
W. R. Blackwood, 581 Tillamook street;
Charles Jennings. 533 Wasco street: J.
T. Blumfeld. 746 Pettygrove street: D. A.
Bowman, 1561 East Sixty-first street
North, and Miss Bess Segal. 790 Kear
ney street. Reports of all the bur
glaries have been supressed by Police
Mills, who gave the name Bert Bur
nett, under which he was registered at
a hotel, would tell nothing of his ac
tions, even when one of the girls in
terested, under threat of arrest for
complicity, wept in the City Jail and
begged him to tell of them so that ha
might free her from blame.
CIIbbIbks la Hat Clew. -
He clipped the papers for the ac
counts of his exploits, the detectives
say, ajid when. It Is alleged, he robbed
the house of Mr. Thompson he left by
accident his hat. In It clippings were
found that told of his conviction in
Deer Lodge, Uont, and of his success
as a baseball player for the Carlisle
team. From Thompson's he took. It is -alleged,
a camera, four suits of clother.
two stickpins, two tie clasps and other
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