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IYER SHOT AS HE
IS BEING DEPORTED
Governor Orders Sher
iff to Investigate.
SOCIALISTS ARE ARRESTED
Charges of Fomenting Riots at
VICTIMS' GRAVES READY
Thousands to March to Cemetery in
What Promises to Be Blizzard.
Vnlon to Have Complete
Charge of Funerals.
CALUMET. Mich, Dec. 27. The de
portation of Charles It. Moyer, presl
. dnt of the Western Federation of
Miners and leading- the copper miners'
strike, who was escorted from Hancock
last night, after being- shot and
clubbed, will be investigated by the
special grand jury when it resumes its
sessions next Tuesday.
Moyer, who reached Chicago today
with a bullet wound from which
however, ha seemed to be suffering
little or no pain, told of having been
clubbed and shot by the committee
that deported him.
I He said that James McNaughton,
manager of the Calumet & Hecla mine,
passed the "mob" In an auto and was
at the station when they arrived. He
also charged that the Sheriff knew of
the plan to deport him.
Sheriff Cruz today began an Inquiry
Into the facts of Moyer's departure.
in response to telegrams from Gover
nor Ferris and George Nlcholls. the
speelal prosecutor In charge of the
grand Jury. Each requested him to
make a full statement of the result of
Seclallata Are Arrested.
Xm of the circumstances of Moyer's
departure did not become generally
known In the strike region until Moyer
had reached Green Bay. Wis, today and
told of his injuries.
Warrants were served tonight on the
business manager and a dozen or more
employes of a Socialist newspaper In
Hancock, the charge being "conspiracy
to publUh misstatements calculated to
The warrants were sworn out under
the statutes relating to felony and the
men were held In bonds or (1000 each
The complaints were made by Sheriff
Crus and were a sequel to an extra
published yesterday, in which charges
of grave misconduct were made against
some Deputy Sheriffs who tried to as
sist victims of the Christmas eve dis
aster. The article, according to translators,
accused the rescuers of slugging moth
ers and fathers who tried to reach the
hall where their children were dead
or in peril and used the Finn equiva
lent of "murder" In Its description of
Editors Takes From Desks.
John Nuemavarl. business manager
ef the paper, was taken from the edi
torial room after the paper had gone
to press today. Two members of the
editorial staff were taken from their
desks and service was made on a doxen
others as they were found on the
Because the charge on which they
are held Is a felony, it is probable that
their cases will be considered before
the special grand Jury. The grand
Jury was called to Investigate "acts
of lawlessness arising from the strike."
Intimations from union source that
the grand Jury was "hand-picked" and
"packed" against their cause were de-
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MAN DODGES TASK;
GEORGE AND NEIGHBOR IICKT;
WIFE HO'CER STRIKER.
Quarrel Over Packing In Wood
Causes Suicide Threat and Vn
intentional Shooting of Two.
funnTi? wa.h . rec 7. (Spe
cial.) George Bernarx. of McCormick.
refused to carry In wood lor nis who
this morning. Now George has a bullet
hole through his arm and a wound in
his breast; Andy Karnas, a neignoor,
has a bullet hole through a foot, and
Mrs. Bernarx Is In oc on a hunger
strike. All except the hunger strike
Is due to accident.
Mrs. Bernarx refused to permit
Rm m rindea nacklne In the wood.
George was obdurate. Their arguments
became heated. George announced n.
-...u At- K,fnr Vi would carry In the
wood. He got down his rifle, a 22-call-
ber weapon. He threatened to coi"""'
.ni.M before his wife's eyes and let
her watch him die. George became actu
ally careless with the rifle wnne ex
plaining his prospective death. The
trigger struck against something and
the weapon was discharged. The bul
let made a hole in George's arm and
lodged in his breast. He shouted.
Kirtiiii heard the shot and ran
to the house. He found George pain
fully injured, but In little danger of
death, and decided that he would take
the rifle home with him to prevent
any further accidents. Andy, however.
tril to hnr ud the weapon oy me
trigger on the wall of his house. It
was discharged again and sent him
shouting and limping about the room.
In the meantime Mrs. Bernarxecided
that, whether George carried In the
wood or not. she would not get up and
FAMILY OF 4 FOUND DEAD
Husband Shoots Wife, Kills Self and
Children by Gas.
1-11- -vrov Tt.i 1 7 Henrv Knell.
his wife and two children were found
dead in the same bed at their home at
Qlendale, L. 1.. today. There was a
bullet hole in the head of the mother
and the father and children had suf
focated by gas. Knell shot his wife,
then tried to hang himself from a
chandelier, which broke and let gas
Into the room.
, - ,mnlnvpji bv the Phila
delphia Steel & Forge Company, with
offices in this city, and was treasurer
of the Forest Park Congregational
Church.- He was 47 years old. Yes
terday he turned over to tne trustees
of the church $700. This was $100 more
than his accounts called fcr but Knell
remarked that he wanted to be cer
tain there was no anortage. r ntNu.
believe he contemplated suicide several
ARMY TO HAVE MORE FUN
Congress to Increase Allowances for
WASHIXRTOS. Dec. 27. Army chap-
plains have undertaken the task of
providing amusements for enlisted
men, and Congress, at the Instance oi
iorretarv Garrison. Is about to in
crease the usual allowance for post
xchanges by a special allotment oi
Thi. will nrovlde a fund of $1245 for
each chaplain with which he Is ex
pected to procure a phonograpn. a
moving-picture machine. Blides and
'lime. a lare tent with folding chairs
for the audience and lighting appara
tus, all with the design oi giving tne
MOB FORCES JAIL DOORS
Shots Exchanged, Xo One Hit, In
Conflict In Maryland.
CHESTERTOWN, Mi, Dec.' 27. A
mob which had gathered around the
Jail determined to lynch Norman
Mabel, a negro, self-confessed mur
derer of John B. Coleman, a farmer,
Tuesday night, forced two of the doors
of the Jail at midnight tonight.
Shots were exchanged between the
defenders and attackers but no one
SOME OF THE
srit. y zToms
PILE UP ON WILSON
Friends and Strangers
PRESIDENT IS 57 YEARS OLD
Quiet Day Spent at Winter
White House in South.
SEA DOES NOT ATTRACT
Executive Refuses to Use Yachts on
Gulf Golf, Motoring and Sleep
Diversions Mall Is Sorted
Carefully Each Day.
PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss- Dec. 27.
President Wilson will be 57 years old
tomorrow and letters and telegrams of
contgratulation poured In today ' from
all parts of the country. ' Some of
them were from personal friends, but
the great majority were from persons
hitherto unknown to the. President.
Some were written in pencil and half
scrawled and 'others appeared more
formal, but all brought a feeling of
happiness to the President as he read
The birthday will mean no change in
the quiet atmosphere of the cottage
which the President has chosen as his
residence during his vacation here. He
probably will attend services tomor
row morning In the small Presbyterian
Church, which Is perched on the edge
of the beach road, half projecting into
the Mississippi Sound.
President Doea Little Work.
It Is a wooden building, scarcely 30
feet wide, with a belfry that extends
practically over the entire roof of the
structure. The church seats less than
With the exception of church service
the President has no plans for tomor
row, although he probably will take
an automobile ride with his family.
He Js taking life Just as easy as pos
sible. After a geme of golf beyond
Gulfport early today, he returned
home and dictated a few letters, lolled
about the parlor of the house for a
while, reading some newspapers, and
then took a nap.
Mr. Wilson Is doing little work. His
mail Is carefully sorted for him be
forehand and thus far he has had no
communications of any Importance
from Washington and his rest has
been undisturbed by official business.
Sea Doea Not Attract.
He has ample opportunity to vary his
diversion with a sea trip, as the Wino
na, a United States revenue cutter,
is at his disposal during nis visit here.
The President has declined to use It.
however, and likewise has declined an
invitation from the Conservation Com
mission of Louisiana to use their yacht.
President Wilson finds variety and rest
The sea was rough today, the hither
to still water washing the sand flats
and running a surf close to the shell
road that borders the Iawn of the
President's cottage. Members of the
President's family are enjoying their
The Misses Margaret and Eleanor
Wilson took a long horseback ride over
the shell road today. Thely entertained
the Misses Mary -and Lucy Smith, of
New Orleans, close friends of the fam
ily, who have visited them in Wash
ington. Flre-Flgbter Gets Orders.
Mr. Wilson's prowess as a fire-fighter
has added to his fame here. One
member of the volunteer tire depart
ment of Gulfport revealed the dlscov-
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PAST WEEK'S NEWS EVENTS ARE PUT INTO PICTURES BY CARTOONIST REYNOLDS.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 42
-degrees; minimum, 8.Q degrees.
TODAY'S Occasional rain ; -southeasterly
Report Is Huerta will lead army tn field,
giving- up Presidency. Section 1, page 1.
Professor Gopdnow telU of China's needs.
Section 14. page 6.
Tolstoi's letters reveal his love for wife.
Section 2. page ti.
Tortures In Algeria startle England. Sec
tion 2. page 6.
Federal reserve bank' committee perfecting
details. Section 1, page 1,
Friends and strangers congratulate Wilson
on birthday. Section 1 page 3.
Pull text of new currency law. . Section 1,
San Franc Uco gives work to BOO men. Sec.
tlon 1. page 6.
Mayor proposes to submit strike issues to
arbitrators named by President and Gov
ernor. Section 1, page 2., . -.
First officer of steamer President found
guilty of negligence. Section 1, page 2.
Telegraphers on 'Frisco road to strike Mon
day unless demands are granted. Sec
tion 1, page 6.
Bostick says he confessed In hope of avoid
ing gallows. Section 1, page 3.
Railroads asked for more information con
cern'ng rate Increase they desire. -Section
1, page 5. -
Inquiry into shooting of Moyer while being
deported from Calumet ordered. Sec
tion J, page 1.
University professor blames perpetual Inter
est bills for high cost of living. Section 3,
Moyer's wonnd not serious, say physicians.
Section 1, page 2.
Multnomah to play Idaho New Year's day,
with lineup unchanged. Section '2, page 3.
Hares are chosen for New Year's paper
chase. Section 2, page 6.
Fielder Jones reviews 1913 baseball politics.
Section S, page Z.
Fans await championship billiard game In
, Chicago. Section 2, page 5.
Bowlers busy at close of season, Ahrens
rolling high scores. Section 2. page 3.
McCredie has 23 players on list for 114
team. Section 2, page 1.
Ewtng hopes to see Coast League rank with
majors. Section 2. page 2.
Hay ward says Oregon will be weak on track
'his year. Section 2, page 3.
Yeir 1913 lucky for America in sports. Sec
tion 2, page 4.
Tinker, Brown and Stovall go to Federal
League. Section 2. page 1.
Dr. Linda Burfleld Hazxard at prison door
says she is martyr. Section 1. paga S.
Springfield election case won by drys" at
Eugene. Section 1. page 7.
Movement on foot to make educational fea
tures of county fairs more attractive.
Section 1. page 7.
Automobile and Roads.
Portland automobile dealers prepare for fifth
annual show. Section 4, page 4.
Eollls W. Llbby discusses road building
Section 4. page 4.
Paul D. fcargent points out cost of bad roads
to farmers. Section 4. page 5.
' Beat Estate and Building.
Franklin T. Griffith says public should be
toid truth of public utility deals. Section
- 4, page 6.
School census shows growth of Irvlngton
and Vernon districts. Section 4, page o.
Pacific Furniture Company Is erecting two
story structure. Section 4, page 0.
Many deals is. iduinn recorded. Section 4,
Many features of Pittock block are new to
Portland. Section 4. page 7.
Commercial and Marine.
Destruction Intend crew praised for succor
ing crew of Aloha. Section 2, page 8.
Grain trade -with Orient" may be affected by
reduction in freights. Section 2, page 15.
Selling pressure falls to break wheat mar
ket at Chicago. Section 2, page 15.
Financial conditions in Europe are improv
ing. Section 2, page 15.
Portland and Vicinity.
Brewster recommends appointment of com
mittee to solve auditorium problems.
Section 1. page 14.
Timber d-al near Clifton. Or., involves $350,
6o0. Section 1. page 1.
Weather report, data and forecast. Section
2, page K.
Von Klein sentenced to prison from one to
four years, section . page 10.
Shipment of eggs from China reaches Port
land. Section 2, page 16.
Detention hospital for suspicious cases
urged by quarantine officer. Section
1, page 11.
Judge Kavanaugh renders opinion upholding
. Municipal Court. Section 1, page 14.
Year's record of crime reported by Police
Chief to Mayor. Section 1, page 10.
Letters by dozen congratulate Russell Cham
benaln on reinstatement. Section 1,
Location of rose show unsettled. Section 2,
Ad Club will fete Alice Uoyd. Section 2,
Late cars to run to handle midnight matinee
crowds. Section L page 16.
Portland financiers depend on merit for lo
cation of regional bank. Section L page
1914 Motor Plates Sent Out.
SALEM, Or.. Dec 27. (Special.)
Secretary of State Oltott today deliv
ered to 3500 autoists automobile and
motorcycle plates for 1914. Tnera are
about 14,000 automobile and motor
cycle owners In the state, and plates
have been sent only to those making
application for them.
U 1 05.0
Rules for Action Are
ALU SPIRANTS' TO BE HEARD
Hearings Will Also Determine
FORMS TO BE PROVIDED
Applicant Will Have Nothing to Do
. After Filling Out Blank Until
Notified Where Reserve
Bank Is Located.
WASHINGTON. Dec 27. The Fed
eral reserve bank organisation com
mittee tonight supplemented Its plan
for locating; Federal reserve cities with
an unofficial announcement pointing
the way for all cities to present their
claims for banks. Before the commit
tee, consisting- of Secretary of the
Treasury McAdoo and Secretary of Ag
rculture Houston, starts on its tour
of the country, it will advice clearing-house
associations and boards of
trade In cities that are in the field
for a reserve bank when they can be
Only 14 cities in addition to Wash
ington will be visited, but it was the
understanding tonight that any city
and any community can be heard at
some point on the trip around the
country which has been mapped out.
All Aspirants to Be Heard.
Although details for the hearings
have not been worked out, it is prob
able that the claims of Baltimore.
Philadelphia and Washington will be
heard here. Pittsburg will have an
opportunity either In Cleveland or
Cincinnati. Fort . Worth, Tex., which
is in the field, will be allowed to
argue in Houston and St. Paul and
Minneapolis In Chicago. Information
the committee procures will be used
in determining the depositaries of the
reserve districts. It was said that
neither Cabinet officer on the organ
ization committee had determined on
the number of reserve districts and
cities. The trip to be taken Is almost
as much for this purpose as actually
locating the cities and defining the
Officials of the Treasury today
praised the decision of the committee
to work out the district limits ana
cities by public hearings.
Banks Directed How to Act.
The committee took its formal step
today when It made official announce
ment of the procedure to be followed
by banks which wish to make legal
application for membership In the new
system. In accordance with this an
nouncement every bank desiring mem
bership shall within 60 days, through
its board of directors, pass a resolu
tion certifying its desire to enter the
system. It provides for the full ac
ceptance of the terms of the law and
expresses the intention of the board
to subscribe on behalf of the bank for
stock in the proper Federal reserve
The filing of this form will be the
first step of a bank toward member
ship. It will have nothing further to
to do toward coming Into the system
until the organization committee an
nounces the geographical limits of its
district and the city where its reserve
bank is to be located.
Individuals Would Subscribe.
Within 30 days after such announce
ment the bank must take the second
step that will bind it to the Federal
system. It must begin to put up its
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DEAL IS CLOSED
NEW COMPANY TO WORK ON
TRACT NEAR CLIFTON, OR.
C. H. Mimnaugh, E. A. Holmes and
W. G. Stevens Buy Interest in
Area Valued at 81,300,000.
The Oregon Timber & Lumber Com
pany, of Clifton, Or., has sold its inter
est in a large tract near that city to
C H. Mimnaugh, E. A. Holmes and
W. G. Stevens for approximately $350,
000. The tract contains about 600,000.000
feet of timber, principally yellow fir,
valued at $1,500,000. The. Oregon Tim
ber & Lumber Company had a logging
contract on the tract, and had installed
about- 12 miles of railroad, equipped
with two locomotives. The firm owned
12 donkey engines, and considerable
other logging equipment, all of which
was Included In the transaction,
tract is owned by N. B. Bradley, of Bay
City, Mich., and his associates.
Mimnaugh and Holmes are members
of the Nibley-Mimnaugh Lumber Com
pany, of Wallowa, Or. Mr. Stevens is
a banker in Eastern Oregon. A new
company has been organized, with
headquarters in Portland. The company
expects to take out about 40,000,000 feet
the coming year.
Another timber deal in Clatsop
County is unJnr consideration by Olson
Brothers, of Seaside, and the Kinney
interests, of Astoria. The deal involves
about 400.000,000 feet of timber in the
Humbug Mountain region.
It 'Is reported that Olson Brothers
have secured a right of way along the
Lewis and Clark River, and will con
struct at least four miles of railroad.
Four or five camps probably will be
GATUN SPILLWAY OPENED
Water Gates to Be Used Each Day to
Clear Ont Floating Islands.
PANAMA, Dec 27. Gatun spillway,
which regulates the levels of Gatun
lake, was opened today for the first
time Bince June 27. During the elapsed
period the water had risen from 48.25
to 84.7 feet above sea level. While the
maximum level the lake can attain Is
87 feet, the water will not be allowed
to go any higher at present because
the diking "of the low ridges forming
the rim of the lake basin has not been
It is planned to open one gate of the
spillway for an hour or so each day to
keep tbe water at the existing level.
This process Is to be utilized to rid the
lake of the vast masses of swamp vege
tation, commonly known as floating
Islands. These are to be towed to the
spillway by a tug and then sent through
theVchannel and out to sea.
STORK HAS ACTIVE YEAR
1913 Will Show Birth Increase of
25 Over Last Year's Record.
This has been a busy year for the
stork in Portland, according to the
birth statistics compiled yesterday by
the city health department. Between
January 1 and December 1 there were
36S3 children born In the city. During
December it Is estimated there will
have been 335 more, making a total for
the year of 4018, or an increase of 25
The statistics show that Mr. Stork
was busiest during the early Spring
and the late Fall months.
RADIUM HELPS BREMMER
Representative Pays $100,000 for
, Cancer Treatment.
BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 27. Repre
sentative Bremner, of New Jersey, who
Is at a sanatorium here undergoing
radium -treatment for a cancerous
growth In his left shoulder, was re
ported improving today.
Mr. Bremner received his first treat
ment of radium on Christmas day, when
11 tubes of the mineral, valued at $100,
000, were temporarily imbedded in the
growth, which is said to be of a malig
HUERTA TO LEAD
ARMY, IS REPORT
Gerostieta to Succeed
' . as President.
DIPLOMATS CREDIT VERSION
Washington Disturbed by Cen
tral Mexico Conditions.
REPORTS COME IN SLOWLY
Region In Control of Neither Fac
tion Presents Problem Women
and Children Held as IIos-
tages at Chihuahua.
MEXICO CITT. Dec 27. Enr!ra
Gerostieta, Minister of Justice, will be
come President of Mexico early in tlio
new year and General Huerta will take
the field against the rebels, who refused
to conform to this arrangement, ac
cording to a report that was received
with-credence by some of the diplo
matic representatives hero tonight.
Gerostieta is to be named Minister of
Foreign Affairs, according to the ver
sion of the story in circulation, and
General Huerta will retire from the
Presidency, In which case the Foreign
Minister succeeds him. :
" Gerostieta Advance In Aire.
Senor Gerostieta Is well along In
years. He was a lawyer of Monterey,
who was brought to the capital to take
the portfolio of finance, but instead was
appointed Minister of Justice.
WASHINGTON, Dec 27. Conditions
In regard to the safety of private prop
erty in Central Mexico continue to be
unsatisfactory, according to the latest
State Department reports. Owing to
the fact that the territory from Du
rango northward is In possession of
neither warring faction and that both
telegraphs and railroads generally have
been destroyed, communication Is so
slow that It required seven days to ,get
news to the department from the City
of Torreon. A week ago the report;
was that Important strategic point still
was in the hands of the federals, but
the revolutionists were in control of
the surrounding district.
Gulf Coast Reports Delayed.
On the Gulf Coast the rebels were
active up to Christmas and the Consul
at Tampico reported that General
Aguilar. with several hundred men, took
possession of the town of Panuco on
December 24. They destroyed some
buildings and committed other depreda
tions and the State Department is try
ing to ascertain whether American life
and property were menaced.
The State Department has caused
representations to be made to General
Villa, at Chihuahua, in the Interest of
the women and children of the Span
iards and other foreigners, who were
expelled from that town by the rebels.
Although the American Consul was as
sured that these families would be per
mitted to leave Chihuahua, for some
reason the promise has not been kept
and it is assumed that they are being
held as hostages. Further pressure will
be brought to bear in their behalf.
Famine Xot Mentioned.
The naval supply ship McLear ar
rived at Topolobampo, on the west
coast of Mexico, last Wednesday and
sailed away yesterday. In reporting
these movements the captain of the
ship made no mention of famine among
the American colony there, although
he had ample provisions aboard to meet
any probable needs.
An offer of Japanese army officers
to enlist under the Huerta standard
in Mexico, which the Mexican war of
fice says it has received through Its
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