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VOL. XXXV. NO. 13.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 26. 1910.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WILLARD WINS, BUT
SEEMS NOT TO TRY
Moran'sGrit Feature in
CHAMPION'S PUNCH NOT USED
Irvin S. Cobb Holds Belief Kan
san Didn't Exert Self.
SUPERIORITY IS EVIDENT
Affair Not YVortli Money. Writer De
claresDecision Goes to Title
Holder Without Question.
Willard Breaks Hand.
BT IRVIN S. COBB,
r-opyrlght by the Wheeler Syndicate.
MADISON' SQUARE GARDEN, New
Tork. March 25. (Special.) At this
hour the present champion is still the
The fight being over." that cardinal
fact stands out. Otherwise, by my
humble way of thinking, this affair
wasn't worth the money. Considered
as a spectacle It was all it should be;
considered as a prizefight it failed to
give satisfaction to anybody except
Moran. The sharps will hand the de
cision to Willard. So do I, even though
much of the time he did not seem to
be trying. However, they are saying:
now, when it's all over, that he crum
pled up a bone in his right hand in the
Personally speaking, two things
stand out in my mind as the main fac
tors in the bout. Willard had the
punch, and did not use it.
Moran'a Grit Liked.
Moran had the pluck and he used it.
I like Moran'a grit, but if they ever do
it over again I rgi
snail write my
ticket on Willard.
Meanwhile in my
mind's eye a pic
ture will endure
the picture of Mo
ran in the half
minute of the mill
ing. his head
bloodied but un
with all his might
to swing one over,
and Willard rear
ing above him like
a giraffe above a
bison, able appar
ently to land the
hardest blow since
Irvin t. I obli.
wind in Ireland,
the year of the bi
but for reasons best known- to himself
not doing so. Maybe a champion does
not hare to extend himself: anyhow,
this one did not. But he sets $53,600.
so perhaps after all self restraint pays
Preliminaries Are Tame.
Let us begin the story of this thing
chronologically. It is 8 o'clock to
night. They have started the more
preliminary of the preliminary bouts,
which Is just one of these preliminary
bouts. Under the 15,000-candle-power
focus of the Peter Cooper batteries,
which are long tubes of stained and
bottled night light, the two spindly
unknowns whose job it is to open the
most expensive show that New York
has seen since the first boom in war
stocks, are battering each other's
front pieces under the languid eyes of
a referee and a. few of his gentlemen
Everybody Who Is Anybody There.
In that light their faces have the
color of men drowned nine days, and
where a gloved paw inflicts a small
bruise upon the flesh the effect of the
brilliance is instantly to change the
skin from the texture of prime dressed
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JOB BY 9 INCHES
RAINFALL. IS EVEN AHEAD OF
AVERAGE EOIt FULL YEAR.
Fall Is 4 5.53 From, September 1 to
Date, When It Should Be but
35.78, Records Show.
Figuratively yes. on second thought,
literally speaking the rain-maker may
rest on his oars for this season and
consider his job a good one and well
Last night, the rainfall since Septem
ber 1. 1915 to date, had totaled 45.53
inches, which is more by four-tenths
of an inch than we should have from
September to September. In other
words, the rainmaker may knock off
work more than five months earlier
this year than usual. The average
annual rainfall, reckoned over a num
ber of years, is about 45 Inches.
It would be just and proper for
old Jupiter Pluvius to send down 35.78
inches between September 1 and March
26. But as it is he is 9.75 Inches
ahead of himself, or in excess of the
The rain-maker soldiered on the job
last year, however, and cut us off at
the pockets with 13.56 inches less than
we ought to have had, but few seemed
to notice it. He gave us only 31.57
inches September 1, 1914 to September
1, 1915, whereas we ought to have had
MULES WIN OVER OIL
Bncoda Well-Driller Said to Have
Found Better Faying Job.
CENTRA LIA, Wash.. March 25.
(Special.) It is reported that Thomas
McGinn has been awarded a contract
to purchase 5000 horses and mules for
the Canadian government and for the
present has abandoned his project of
drilling an oil well on a site selected
by him near Bucoda after a year's re
search. McGinn recently returned from Spo
kane with the announcement that he
had raised sufficient funds to finance
the well, but it now appears that he
regards mule buying as more remu
nerative. BANDITS FIRE ON TRAIN
Carranza Hear Guard Fight Off At
laekers of Americans.
LAREDO, Tex., March 25. Ameri
cans arriving here tonight from Tor-
reon said their train was fired into J-r
oUU Danaus. supposedly viiia ignuwcrs,
near "Viesca, between Torreon and
The passenger train was followed
and preceded by a Carranza troop train.
When the rear military train drew up,
the Carranza soldiers fought the band
its off. There were no American casu
alties. ZEPPELIN RAIDER FOILED
Attempted Attack on Saloniki Benten
Buck by French.
SALONIKI, Greece. March 24. via
Paris, -March 25. An attempt at an
other Zeppelin raid over Saloniki was
made last night. The Zeppelin did not
reach the city, however, being kept be
yond the French lines.
A French biplane, whose observer
was a Greek volunteer, Albert Misvachi,
a native of Saloniki, was shot down at
a height of 8000 feet, falling Into Lake
KAISER TO VISIT VILNA
Detectives Precede Ruler' to Clear
City of Suspects.
LONDON, March 25. Newspapers in
Petrograd. according to a Reuter dis
patch from that city, publish a report
that preparations are being made for
the arrival of Emperor William in the
near future at Vilna, where he is to
supervise the direction of important
Detectives from Berlin, it is said, al
ready have reached the city to clear
it of suspicious characters.
' cve IAY
VILLI! IS TRYING TO
BREAK LINE SOUTH
American Cavalry May
Be on Trail.
TROOPERS ARE IN MADERA
Scant Advices Received From
Men in Pursuit.
BANDIT'S FORCES DIVIDED
Leader Said to Hate Ieft One Body
to Engage Carranzlstas, While
With Ficked Followers He
Slakes Dash to Escape.
EL IASO, Tex., March 25. The VII
ltataa who were reported two days ago
to be engaged tn battle with Colonel
Cano at El Om, five miles south of
Namlquipa, escaped without any real
fighting, according: to a message to
General Gavin made public here to
night by Consul Garcia.
The message said the Vllllstaa were
now at San Geronlmo, a ranch aome
mile south of El Oso, and that five
columns of American troops were co
operating: with the troops of General
EL PASO, Tex., March 25. Villa has
outwitted his pursuers by splitting his
forces, leaving one body to hold In
check the Carranzlstas in the neighbor
hood of Namiquipa. while he himself
at the head of a picked force is trying
to break through the" lines of his
enemies south of Madera, according to
information brought here today by
Americans arriving from Pearson and
This information redoubled the 'in
terest with which word is awaited from
General Tershing as to whether the
American troops have clashed with the
Cavalry Probably on Pursuit.
According to reports from usually
reliable sources, coupled with what is
officially known as to the progress of
the punitive columns, American cavalry
reached Madera yesterday and should
be close on the heels of the fugitive
From Madera south as far as Tutuaca,
a distance of about 30 miles, a moun
tain trail winds through the Sierra
Madres. At Tutuaca it bends sharply
to the southeast until it is lost in the
wild and barren country south of
Minaca. This trail was known for
years as "Pancho's road." It was popu
larly believed to have been broken by
the bandit and its intricacies are
known to few but him.
Taslc May Become Hopeless.
No wagons can possibly t pierce the
desolate mountain region through
which the trail runs. One of the few
Americans who are known to have
penetrated the district. Ben Harris, a
veteran scout who Is now living here,
declared today that If Villa succeeded
in reaching Tutuaca the task of find
ing him would be a hopeless one.
- "Only Mexican ponies can take that
road." he said, "and even they must be
lightly loaded. The trail skirts the
edges of canyons 3000 to 4000 feet
deep and winds over bleak mountain
tops where the cold and rare air makes
living almost unbearable. I could defy
1000 soldiers to catch me in that coun
try and Villa knows every nook and
cranny in it."
Apart from the keen anticipation of
the news that the American soldiers
were within reach of their prey, the
border was mostly interested today In
the report from Washington that an
agreement had been reached in sub
stance between the first chief and
Washington which would permit Gen-
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YEST"ETtX AY'S Maximum temperature.
deKrefs; minimum, 41 decrees.
TODAY'S Occasional rain ;, southerly winds.
Villa try In? to cut his way through, to
south. ejection 1 pa go 1.
American troopers, paying as they go In
real money, make good Impression on
Mexicans. Section 1, page 6.
Sharp exchanges over Mexican situation
forecast for coming week in Congress.
Section 1, page 4.
Forced march into Mexico sore trial on
men. Section 1, page 4.
Wilson warns' against alarmist reports con
cerning Mexican expedition. Section 1.
German raider Grief and British cruiser
Alacantara sun k in sea battle. Section
1. page 7.
Many Americans lost on channet steamer
Sussex. Section 1, page L,
Passenger telis story of sinking of Sussex.
Section 1, page 2.
Derelict bought in Tahiti harbor by Amer
ican concern may net more than mil
lion In salvage. Section 1, page X.
Dent 1st' s wife says she will let law take
It course. Section 1, page 2.
Automobiles and Roads.
Trip across state Is described In detail by
Chester A. Moo res. Section 4. page 12.
Rains delay road mapping. Section 4.
tVillys-Knlght representative seeks to avert
Coast car shortage. Section 4, page 8l
Real Estate and Building.
Realty men talk of two big deals. Sec
tion ;i, page 12.
Steel company expected to build. Section
a, page 1
Pacific North we t.
Tacoma lumbermen express satisfaction with
trade conditions. Section 1, page 9.
Industrial Club plans outlined. Section 1,
University of California honora charter day.
Section 1, page 6. -"Northwest
States Preparedness" topic of
Spokane conference. Section 1, page 10.
Grants Pass Club fights grant land tie-up.
Section 1, page 9.
Bond buyer ignored on $275,000 deal at
Oregon City. Section 1, page 10.
Convict asks for books to study c hem Is to.
Section 1, "page 10.
Dodd Hollow murder case in final stage.
Section 1, page 8.
Baker prospectors believe they have 'found
old Blue Bucket mines. Section 1, page 1.
Idaho Democrats threate to split. Section
1. page 8.
Irvin S. Cobb says Willard won without try
ing. Section 3, page 1.
McOreclie releases two players. Section 2
"Tex" Vernon is in shape to box Mascott
- here Tuesday. Section 2. page 4.
Beavers picked to lead at end of first month.
Section 2, page 8,
Inter-city League schedule adopted. Section
2, page 4.
Oaks are picked to put up hard race for
pennant. Section 2. page 3.
Great crowd masses around Madison Square
Garden as fight goes on. Section 2, page 2.
Portland hockey team defeated at Montreal,
6-3. Section 2, page 4.
Bob Burman wins auto race ; Oldf ietd is
4 third. Section 2, page 1.
Use of breast stroke is explained by Jack
Cody. Section 2, page 4..
Portland and Vicinity.
Roberts Bros, employes have dinner and or
ganize welfare association. Section 3 ,
Chamber of Com fit 'ca lumber rate resolution
protested. Suction 1. page 8.
Interstate bridge toll rates are set. Section
1, page 6.
Big Fashion Show opens in Portland today.
.Section 1, page 11.
Rose Society will hold show. Section 1,
School children show increased Interest in
garden work. Section 1, page 12.
Heavy rains cause renewed slides here. Sec
tion 1, page 12.
Y. M. C. A. contest starts tomorrow. Sec
tion 1, page 14.
Vista fund benefit dance is April 3. Section
1. page 15.
Only one-sixth of Multnomah County taxes
are paid. Section 1, page 16.
Alaska cries for quarter of century for pre
paredness, says Governor Strong. Section
1. page 15.
Big" business aids Y. M. C. A. campaign.
Section 1. page 14.
Opera-hun gry again delighted. Section 1.
Mr. Finley asked to stay In Bast. Section 3,
Lents faces flood danger. Section 1, page 1.
Siletz land line provided with sleeping quar.
ters. Section 1, page 16.
Stanford president heralds now era in Pacific
Coast universities. Section 1, page 17.
Weather report, data and forecast. Section
2. page 6.
Spanish-American War Veterans make merry
at banquet. Section 2 page IS.
Latest Oregon political news. Section 1,
OREGON MAN LOSES ROLL
Tvi o Strange - Californians Not aa
Hospitable as They Seem.
OAKLAND, Cal.. March 25. (Spe
cial.) Report was made to the police
today by George Armstrong, of Ore
gon City, that he had been robbed of
J70 by two strange men who took him
automoblling last night.
The investigation which followed re
vealed the fact ' that Armstrong had
been visiting various cafes exhibiting
a large roil of bills.
CO yo 71T
French Say Torpedo
50 LIVES ARE LOST IN ALL
American Woman Drowned by
Capsizing of Lifeboat.
ANOTHER STILL MISSING
Ambassador Sljarp Sends Attache to
Boulogne to Investigate Cause
of Disaster and Assist Any
Who May Need Help.
REVISED LIST OK AMERICAS
PASSENGERS ON BOARD
STEAMER SUSSEX WHEN
Gertrude W. Warren, of St.
J. Mark Baldwin. Elizabeth F.
Baldwin and Helen G. Baldwin,
of Baltimore, Md.
Alice Ruiz, of Lyon, Colo.
Edna F. Hilton, Dorothy W.
Hilton. Gertrude L. Barnes, Fran
cis E. Drake, Edward H. Huxley.
Edna S. Harde, Lillian D. S.
Harde, Henry S. Beer, Ida Beer,
Joshua Dickinson Armitage, Ed
ward Marshall, Edna Hale and
Galllope Anastasla Fennell, all of
Tingle, W. Culbertson, Lewis
Daniel Sargent, of Wellesley.
John H.. Hearley, Albany, N. T.
Samuel S. Bemls, Bedford,
Wilder G. Penfield, of Hudson,
Charles Thomas Crocker, Jr.,
and Georjfe H. Crocker. Jr., of
FItchburg. Mass. .
PARIS, March IS. The Ministry of
Marine, in an official statement Issued
tonight, declared that the Channel
steamer Sussex, which was sunk yes
terday, was torpedoed, and estimated
the number of victims at about 50.
Twenty-five of the passengers on board
were Americans. '
Scarcely any doubt exists at the
American Embassy tonight that some
American lives have been lost in the
disaster. Miss Elizabeth Baldwin, of
Baltimore, is said to have been killed
by the explosion. Miss Edna F. Hilton,
of New York, "is missing and it is feared
she was drowned when a lifeboat cap
sized. The American Ambassador, William
G. Sharp, sent Naval Lieutenant Ber
nard L. Smith by automobile to Bou
logne tody to investigate the cause of
the disaster and assist any Americans
who may need help.
One hundred and forty-three surviv
ors have reached Paris and more are
expected tomorrow. .
American Deponltlona Taken.
The depositions of some of the Amer
ican survivors who have arrived at
Paris are being taken by the Embassy:
they will be forwarded to the State
Department at Washington. '
One of the survivors was Alexander
Clavel, of Basel, Switzerland, who was
returning from London on a business
trip. He was picked up after being
four hours In the water and when seen
at a hotel in Paris was recovering from
"We had no warning of what was
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ON EVENTS IN THE WEEK'S NEWS.
BLUE BUCKET MINE
IS BELIEVED FOUND
BAKER PROSPECTORS rXCOVEK
TRACE OF DAYS OF '19.
Old-Time Pick and Slulco Boxes
Discovered by Men AVho Plan '
New Runt for Gold.
BAKER, Or., March 25 (Special.)
Relocation of the Blue Bucket mine.
known In Oregon legend as the richest
gold prospect in the Northwest, is ex
pected by J. W. Buckley and K. ('.
Harpan, of this city, who believe the
have discovered the location sought in
vain by prospectors for more than 60
According to tradition, the diggin's
rich in virgin gold are- in the Prine
ville country and were worked in ISO
by a party of immigrants, who, after
a short stay, were driven out by In
dians. All efforts to relocate the gold
deposits have 'been in vain.
The place found by Mr. Buckley and
Mr. Harpan, Mr. Buckley says, tallies
well with the description furnished by
legend. According to the story, a
woman of the party died and was bur
ied before the immigrants left. The
Baker men found a rude headstone on
a neglected grave, bearing the inscrip
tion "Mary E , 1849."
Further fixing the date were two
old linchpin wagons. An ancient pick
was found, Its handle warped almost to
a semi-circle, while a dilapidated cabin
bore the same marks of age character
izing the wagons. Sluice boxes, much
the worse for wear, were noted, 'and a
frying pan, hand-made from a piece of
sheet steel, was brought back.
The discovery was made late in No
vember, but has been kept quiet until
the finders are now nearly ready to
DERELICT YIELDS MILLION
Salvage Venture After A'essel Sunk
by Gunfire Nets Rich Profit.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 25. The
American steamer Republic, formerly
the German ' steamer Walkure. which
was seized by the French in 1914 and
later sunk In Papeete, Tahiti Harbor,
by shells from a German squadron
which attacked Tahiti and which ob
tained American registry while still a
sunken derelict, arrived here tonight
from Papeete under its own steam.
The vessel was sunk September. 24,
1914, and for more than a year lay in
It fathoms of water. Then the French
government sold the vessel to a San
Francisco syndicate for $29,000.
The cargo recovered from the Wal
kure was said J.o have reimbursed the
purchasers for the cost of the ship and
the expense of the salvage operations,
and it was reported today that they
were considering an offer of $1,200,000
for the vessel.
SHACKLETON SHIP IS SAFE
Aurora Needs No Aid and Is Pro
ceeding Under Own Steam.
LONDON. March 25. Reports re
ceived here today stated that the
auxiliary ship Aurora of the Shackle
ton Antarctic expedition, which was
damaged In the .ice, is now proceeding
to New Zealand for repairs and Is not in
distress or in need of assistance. The
latest message indicates that the Au
rora Is proceeding under her own
A New Zealand wireless station is in
communication with her.
Sir Douglas Mawson, the Antarctic
explorer, expresses the opinion that
there la ro cause for alarm.
LEPERS' 'HOME FAVORED
Senate Committee Says Disease Pre
vails in Every State.
WASHINGTON, March 26. The Sen
ate public health committee today rec
ommended passage of a bill creating a
National home for lepers. Estimates
placed the number of lepers at large
in the United States as high as 2500.
The report of the committee, based
on expert testimony, declares leprosy
is present in every state and that its
victims are rapidly increasing in num
LENTS AGAIN FACES
DANGER OF FLOODS
Johnson Creek Out of
Banks and Rising.
PEOPLE PREPARING TO MOYi
Section Half a Mile Square Al
ready Under Water.
ROADS ALSO ARE COVERED
Heavy Rainfall of Last Few Days
Swells Plow of Creek and In
spires Fear of flood Worse
Than That of January.
Flood danger again is imminent in
the vicinity of Lents, where Johnson
Creek is out of its banks and a section
between Foster and Gilbert roads Is
Early yesterday afternoon residents
in the vicinity of Lents Junction on the
Portland Railway, Light & Power Com
pany's line began to make preparations
to move in a hurry. At nightfall the
situation had become alarming. Be
fore midnight the flood waters had
rolled over several acres of low lands
tilled by the Japanese gardeners. At
midnight, however, the dike east of
Lents schoolhouse was holding.
Johnson Creek last went out of its
banks February 10. when the mid
winter thaw filled the streams tribu
tary to the Willamette. At that time
a number of farms in the vicinity of
Lents Junction were flooded and boats
navigated the streets and roadway. It
Is feared that with the heavy down
pour of the last two days the situa
tion will bo as bad or worse now.
Half a Mile Is Covered.
The flood last night at S:30 had
spread over a district half a mile
square between the Foster and Gilbert
roads east of Lents. Patrolman How
ard is patrolling the district and warn
ing the residents in most danger.-
At 9 o'clock last night the waters of
Johnson Creek had risen to within 20
feet of the Lents Junction station-house.
Ordinarily the creek bed is 150 feet
away from the station.
Fears last nl&ht were that the flood
was more menacing now than in Jan
uary, when the Mentone district, cast
of Lents, was badly hit.
Residents of the affected district
came face to face with the flood con
ditions last night at nightfall. Women
who had been at home alone during
the day were much frightened when
the water began creeping up. When it
spread over the district between Gil
bert and Foster roads warnings were
sent out throughout the community
and preparations made for leaving the
homes on short notice.
"Floods likely will be worse than in
January," was the message sent in over
the wires from Lents Junction last
night. "Water creeping up to the station-house.
Now only 20 feet away,",
Police in the Lents district were noJ
tified last night to keep a sharp look'
out for the flood waters and to sound
a warning in due time for those in th
houses which might suffer.
Rain Stops at Midnight.
The dike was built just cast of the
Lents school several seasons ago ex
pressly to keep back flood waters.
In February, however, the backwaters
had flooded several thousand acres,
and inundated the Hanson and Stone
farms. These places were again
touched bjj the flood waters last night,
but not seriously. Patrolman Howard
reported last night that, the district
from Eighty-second to Ninety-second
streets in the affected district would
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