Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Beaver State herald. (Gresham and Montavilla, Multnomah Co., Or.) 190?-1914 | View Entire Issue (July 25, 1912)
Mine Track and Nearly Exterm-
• inate Federal Troops.
Many Passengere Also Slain—Wound*
•d Ara Murdered— Dead Are
Burned In Wreckage.
' Mexico City—More than 60 |>eraona
were killed and many were wounded
In an attack by Zapatiataa On a paa-
aenger train between thia city and
Cuernkvaca, Morelua, Sunday.
The Zapatiataa, eaid to have num-
lured 500, placed a mine under the
railroad track, which exploded aa the
locomotive paaaod over it. The over
turned engine hardly had eettled when
the Zapatiataa sprang up from all
aides and poured a murderous Are into
The flrat object of their attack waa
a oecond elaae coach in which were
riding a federal military escort, with
a captain and two lieutenants.
federale got out of the car as quickly
as poeaible to answer the Are of the
aseailants, but their efforts were fu
tile. The commend, with the excep
tion of Are wounded and two who es
caped, were killed.
Thirty pasoengers In the second-
class roaches wore killed end many
In the Arst-elaaa
coach no one waa killed, but one waa
dangerously wounded and may die.
The conductor, an American named
Aller, is not expected to live. After
the train had been swept by Are. the
Zapatistas rushed on their stricken
victims and began killing the wound
ed. A priest, unhurt, pleaded with
DeLoa, the rebel leader, to stop the
slaughter and it ceased.
After sacking the expreea and bag
gage care the rebels poured oil on the
cars and, putting the bodies of the
dead into them, set Are to the train.
When the relief train arrived there
waa nothing but debris and a few per
sons, most of whom were hurt, to tell
The train between Matamoras and
I’ubla, in the state of Puebla, waa
Ared upon and windows in the ear was
were shattered, but so far as known
no one waa hurt.
CLOUDBURST HITS GRAIN BELT
Walla Walla Region Buffers Damaging
Walla Walla, Wash. — From out of
the Blue mountains a storm traveling
approximately 55 miles per hour broke
over Walia Walla valley Saturday
night about 6:45 and paralysed ail
traffic in the city, uprooted trees,
damaged wheat and fruit crops and
blew over buildings, among others
The storm waa the moat severe known
here in recent years, and though no
one will hasard a guess aa to the
amount of damage done, it
amount up into the four figures, it is
feared. Reports from the storm-swept
zone are very meager aa yet, tele
phone lines being down in a great
The only hopeful news was that the
vast wheat region known aa the Eu
reka Flat escaped.
Harvest here la in full swing and a
great deal of the wheat is threshed
and stacked in the Held.
wet will not pass a No. 1 inspection.
The Puget Sound warehouse at Sud-
berry and one at Thiel, on the North
ern Pacific, were blown down and
grain fields are washed out near Thiel.
The storm almost assumed the propor
tions of a cloudburst.
Homestsad Rules Made.
Washington, D. C. — Regulations
governing entries under the Borah
three year homestead law were issued
by Secretary Fisher.
Credit for the three-year period
must begin from actual residence.
Proof must be submitted within five
years. Cultivation for three years,
counting from date of entry, is re
quired, including actual cultivation
of not less than one-sixteenth of the
land beginning with the second year
and not less than one-eighth begin
ning with the third year and until
Absence from the land for not more
than five months in one continuous
period is allowed, but bona fide con
tinuous residence during the remain
ing portions of the three-year period
must be shown
Mexican Fadarala Loot Storsa.
Colonia Oaxaca, State of Sonora,
Mex. — Federal soldiers looted the
store of Haymoore Brothers hereof
several thousand dollars' worth of
goods and robbed Millard Haymoore,
Sr., of 6200 cash.
The soldiers did
their work in the daylight and mktie
no pretense of concealment.
the second store that has been looted.
When the affair waa reported to the
government officers they promised to
investigate, but made no effort to do
so, although Haymoore said he could
identify the robbers.
Local Unions Loft Free.
Cripple Creek, Colo.—By a unani
mous vote, the Western Federation of
Miners in convention in this city, has
decided that local unions could make
long time contracts. There were only
two dissenting votes to the motion,
which was in the form of an amend
ment to the constitution. The action
was precipitated by a discussion of
the action of the Butte, Mont, union
In making a three-year wage con
Canadian Railroad to Connset Hud-
[son's Bay With Pacific.
Edmonton, Alta.—Forty engineer
ing crews, consisting of moo men with
teams and pack horses, will be sent
into the field at once to make prelim
inary surveys for the Northern Terri
torial Railway company's line from
Edmonton to tide
water at Fort
Churchill on Hudson’s bay. Thia Is to
be part of a system of 1,450 miles,
from the Hudson's bay country to Port
Easington on the Pacific Coast, con
necting Edmonton with Lac La Biche,
Fort McMurray and Lake Athabasca.
H. G. H. Neville, C. E., chief en
gineer or the company, which la
financed by a Britiah syndicate and
eapltalxed at 640,000,000, has covered
every portion of the proposed route
and is fully satisfied upon the engi
neering problems presented In the con
struction of the system.
Plans are under way to begin grad
ing work early next season, when the
laying of rails will also be carried on,
and in two years, according to present
calculations, the line is to bo in opera
tion from Edmonton to the shore of
Lake Athabaaca, opening to commer
cial development the vast mineral and
timber wealth of Alberta's farthest
north. The company will then pro
ceed with the construction of the line
in the province of Saskatchewan.
The Edmonton cut oft will be built
later. The line from Lake Athabaaca
westerly will tap the rich agricultural
resources of the newest north, contin
uing thence to the Pacific Coast.
The Northern Territorial Railway
company will operate a line of steam
ships from its Hudson’s bay terminal
to some British port
the employ of the corporation have
made a study of the construction of
ice-breakers in the Baltic and are now
working on designs of vessels capable
of meeting the abnormal conditions
which prevail on the bay. They will
aleo superintend the building of the
The completion of the
means the opening of a vast empire,
which only a few years ago was re
garded aa a barren waste and useful
only as a hunting ground for the fur
trader and the sportsman.
“Third Degree” Inquisition Vic
Seven Denied Hearing—Eminent Co
rea n Lawyer Banished for
BULL KILLS LATHAM.
SENATE CENSURES TAFT.
Wild Buffalo in Congo Bush Gores Resolution Based On President’s Po
sition In Lorimor Caso.
Paris—Hubert Latham, tie famous
Washington, D. C.—Too senate in
Anglo-French airman, a pioneer of directly rebuked President Taft for
heavier-than-air aviation, waa killed bis course in connection with the Lori
by a wild buffalo bull during a hunt in mer case. Once blocked from a vote
the French Congo.
by the Archbald impeachment pro
Tha governor general of French ceedings, a resolution, battle-scarred
Marshal Henri in a protracted, bitter debate, finally
Merlin, in telegraphing the news, said was adopted, 35 to 23, denouncing
Latham was out with natives in the "any attempt ’ on the part of a presi
forest when he ¡shot and wounded a dent to exercise the power of bis office
buffalo, which immediately charged, to influence a vote on a question witb
and gored and tramped him to death.
in the senate's exclusive jurisdic
Latham’s death occurred on the tion.
Chari river, near the Bahres Salamat,
resolution Z originally was
practically in the center of the French framed by Senator?] Bailey, who had
Sudan, in the direction of Lake Chad. arraigned PresideotJTaft, asserting be
The date of the fatality waa June 7.
had been “officious and meddlesome”
Latham, who was the first aviator in endeavoring to line up regular Re
to make notable flights in a mono publican senators in the Lorimer case,
plane, the Antoinette, acquired fame and as adopted read:
aa a very young man.
“Resolved, That any attempt on the
1905, in company with his cousin, part of a president of the United
Jacques Faure, he made a balloon trip States to exercise the powers and in
across the English channel, voyaging fluence of bis great office for the pur
from the Crystal Palace, London, to pose of controlling the vote of any
the gates of Paris in six hours. On senator upon a queation involving a
July 19, 1909, bemads an unsuccessful rigbt to a seat in the senate, or upon
attempt to cross the channel in a any other matter within the exclusive
monoplane. He fell into the sea, ow jurisdiction of the senate, would vio
ing to his motor breaking down, and late the spirit if not the letter of the
on a second attempt in the same constitution and invade the rights of
mouth a similar fate met bim.
Latham aleo was renowned as a dar
Not a Democrat Jvoted against the
ing motor boatman.
resolution, but six ’Republicans voted
He was a splendid shot, and in 1906 for it
went elephant bunting in the Sudan.
In 1906 be made a trip from Khartoum
FOREIGN TRADE BIG.
to Abyssinia, then passed through
British West Africa and West India Excess of Outgoing Over Incoming
and French Indo-Cbina.
On his last
Business Is Noteworthy.
and fatal bunting trip be left Bor
D. C.—Foreign com
deaux December 29 last year, for the
Congo, taking with bim a monoplane merce of the United States for the fis
and a big game outflL
________ cal year.1912 was greater than ever
before, new high records being estab
RED FLAG 18 DEBATED.
lished for both import« and exports.
[value of merchandise entering
Colorado Miners Cheer Reference
free of duty also reached an unprece
to “International" Emblem.
Cripple ¡¡Creek, Colo.—The second dented total.
The year’s trade figures, made pub
day's session of the ¡Western Federa
lic by the Commerce and Labor de
tion of;Miners, in annual convention partment’s bureau of statistics, show
at Victor, was featured by the annual that the imports were 61.653.426,174
address of Charles H. Moyer, the and the exports 62,204,222,088 in val
Imports exceeded the former
president, and by a lively debate over ue.
high record, that 'of 1910, by about
the use of the red flag to deci rate tl e
6100,000,000, while exports exceeded
hall in which the delegatee are meet the 1911 record by nearly 6155,000,-
These totals added to the value of
Late in the day [the question came
the trade of the United States with
up as to’what [flag should be used to
Porto Rico and Hawaii, would make a
decorate the ball.
In the argument grand total of approximately four bil
that 'ensued, an Englishman and an lion dollars.
Imports entering free |of duty were
American exchanged strong words.
of Leadville, valued at 6881,743,144, exceeding by
Colo., moved that the “international” 6105,000,000 the former high record
flag adorn the walls.
A delegate of free imports, that of 1911.
asked Corcoran what be meant by the durable merchandise formed 53.32
per cent of the total imports, the per
“The red flag.” shouted Corcoran, centage being larger than ever before,
except during the operations of the
and he was loudly cheered.
But when a poll was taken it was McKinley tariff law, when sugar was
decided by a vote of 32 to 28 that the imported free of duty.
The excess of exports over imports
walls should remain flagless.
In his address at the morning ses in the fiscal year was 6550,795,914.
sion President Moyer censured ex against 6522,000,000 last year, but
State Senator Flinn and William Ran was less than that of 1908, 1901 or
dolph Hearst as mineowners, who, he 1898.
said, were oppressing the laborer by
MARSHALL IS IN DOUBT.
He also denounced
the Industrial Workers of the World,
wbo, he said, were opposed to the best Candidate Not Sure Whether He Is
interests of organized labor.
"Progressive'' or Not.
New York—Confirming information
published several days ago, letters
have been received by friends of
American missionaries in Corea, dis
cussing the summary banishment into
exile by Japanese authorities of seven
native Christians without the form
ality of a trial or hearing.
cases are in addition to those of 120
Christians row on trial in Seoul,
charged with complicity in a plot to
take the life of the Japanese governor
Of the men who have been exiled to
one of the roost barren of many small
islands which are used as penal col-
oniea, the one moot recently arrested
probably is the beat known.
Pyong Chan, described as the most
eminent native lawyer in Corea. Ho
bad been retained to defend five of the
prisoners now on trial. His summary
clients of bis services almost on ths
eve of their
Another of the exiles waa arrested
several months ago. In ths course of
the tortures inflicted upon bim during
the poliee inquisition to whiclj he was
then subjected, the main nerve trunk
of one arm became paralyzed, leaving
his hand useless. A third member of
the band of unfortunates is one wbo
bad suffered the Japanese “third de
gree” last spring and wbo after two
months’ imprisonment had been re
leased aa innocent of complicity in the
plot against Count Terauchi.
On regaining hie freedom be told
his friends in datail just what be bad
been made to endure. He was re-ar-
rested and banished.
Of the remaining four exiled Chris
tiana, one waa one of seven teachers
employed in the Syen Chun mission
academy. Another wax a student in
the same institution.
The third was
BOLT HITS OBSERVATORY.
an elder of the church in Wiju and a
fourth waa a graduate of Syen ('bun
Lightning Plays Havoc Early Sunday
on Council Crest.
Portland—A bolt of lightning crash included in the sentence of banish
ed through the lookout platform of ment, making the total number nine.
the observatory on Council Crest dur
ing the electric storm at 2 a. m. Sun
BOY RAISES PRIZE LETTUCE.
day, set fire to the structure and
played havoc with the electric system Mammoth Head Weighs 24 Pounds,
that had been installed on the Crest.
Is B6 Inches In Circumference.
The bolt struck about three feet
Portland—A mammoth lettuce head,
from the station of the searehlighL
It drilled a hole in a two bv-fotfr tim weighing 24 pounds and measuring 66
ber, splintered the plank beneath and inches in circumference and 24 inches
after setting fire to the observatory in diameter, waa pulled Saturday by
leaped several hundred feet to the Titus Rayl, 14 years old, who lives at
house of Arthur Duchamp, proprietor 1402 Rodney avenue.
of the Crest, melting the electric out to raise his big lettuce head aa a
switch above his bed and giving him a prize winner in the garden contest
fright as it ran about the metal of the which was held recently at the Wood
lawn school, but when he saw its mam
bed in which he was lying.
The flames started in the observa moth growth be couldn't resist the
tory were quenched almost immediate temptation to let it grow to the limit
Saturday th* boy discovered the
ly by a heavy downpour of rain. Aside
from melting the electric switch in head was about to burst and .to pre
Mr. Duchamp's house, the lightning vent the catastrophe he pulled it up.
Indianapolis — Governor Marshall,
BROUGHER LEADS CRUSADE.
burned out fuses and fixtures at sev Titus did not get a prize, but he has
Democratic candidate for vice presi
eral places and linemen passed a large
dent, received at the state capitol 20
part of the day repairing the damage. head of lettuce is the biggest thing, Paster Opposes Prizefighting. But Ir- members of the Democratic National
so far as record goes, ever grown in
dorses Wholesome Boxing.
committee wbo stopped nere on their
PREACHER WANTS ATHEIST.
Los Angeles — Rev. J. Whitcomb way home from the reorganisation
Brougher, formerly a noted minister meeting at Chicago.
TURKS ARE VICTORS.
Methodist Pastor Says Psop's Need
of Portland, Ore., was one of the act shall said he “did not know whether
Another Ingersoll to Stir Them.
ive leaders in the work of obtaining he was a ‘progressive’ or not,” and
Italian Torpedo Boats Repulsed and
signers to the anti-prise fight petitions continued :
Chicago—“Oh. God, send us another
“There are many kinds of progres
filed with thousands of signatures re
Bob Ingersoll to arouse the people.”
sives nowadays. One believes in tak
Constantinople—Eight Italian tor cently.
was the plea made by Rev. Charles B.
“As much as I am in favor of ing the tariff off Iowa products and
Mictcheli. pastor of St. James' Meth pedo boats attacked the entrance to
odist Episcopal church at the Des the Dardanelles at 1:30 o'clock Satur sports, I am absolutely opposed to putting it on Indiana products, end
pugilism in any form, even under the the other supports the opposite policy.
Plaines campmeeting Sunday. “ t hey day morning.
The Turkish forts replied vigorous guise of mere boxing entertainments, ” I am not that kind of a progressive.
sit in the pews with dull, dead, in
ly, sinking two of the Italian war he said.
“So long as boxing is in But if the term means to believe that
difference that breaks our hearts.
"It would be better if they threw ships and damaging the other six. dulged in as a wholesome sport I would the Democratic party should meet
not object to it, but the moment pro changing conditions in protecting the
bricks at us. as they did at Wesley, The cannonade lasted 45 minutes.
The cabinet ministers were hurried fessionalism is introduced, that mo people against tbe special interests, I
but they don’t even talk back.
is an age of doubL
We ministers ly called to the palace where, at a ment it becomes real fighting, I am am a progressive.”
It is degrading for
need more than Apostolic succession council of war, it was decided to clore opposed to it.
participants and onlookers alike.”
Allan in Andrew's Place.
in this scoffing, indifferent and God the Dardanelles.
The pendulum, I believe,
Washington, D. C.—President Taft
Train Outruns Flood.
Dairy Show Plans Out.
will noon begin the swing back
will appoint Sherman P. Allen, assis
Riverside, Cal.—Passengers who
Portland — Preliminary arrange
tant secretary at the White House, to
were aboard a train on the way here ments for the Dairy, Stock and Prod be assistant secretary of the treasury,
Thieves Loot Wreckage.
when a cloudburst broke near Perris ucts show, which will be held at the succeeding A. Platt Andrew, who re
Reno, Nev.—Because theives are
told how their engineer raced against Portland Union Stockyards, November cently resigned after a row with Sec
looting the wrecked homes of the sur a towering wall of water which swept 18 to 25, were outlined at a meeting retary MacVeagh. Allen was former
vivors and victims of the Maxuma and through Valverde Canyon, in order to of the directors of the Pacific Interna ly a newspaper man here.
Seven Thoughts cloudburst. Governor save his train from being overwhelm tional Dairy association, presided over said unofficially at the White House
Oddie has sent state police to the ed by the flood. Th* trainmen noticed by D. O. Lively. The meeting was that Carmi A. Thompson, of Ohio, as
scene. The thieves have been making the wall of water rolling down the held at the offices of the Stockyards sistant secretary of the interior, will
a systematic search of the wreckage canyon toward the railroad tracks. company. Twenty-one delegates rep become secretary to the president, suc
for property, while pretending to aid The engineer opened the throttle and resenting the important dairy sections ceeding Charles D. Hilles, chairman of
the work of rescue. It has been def managed to beat the flood into Perris. of the Northwest were present.
Mr. the Republican National committee.
initely determined that the number of The floods softened the roadbed and Lively was appointed chairman of the
deaths from the cloudburst was seven, caused some delay in traffic.
Both Parties Rap Steal Trust,
committee on selection of judges.
while as many more are seriously in
Washington. D. C.—Although it is
Linars Encounter Ice.
jured. A great crowd of sightseers
Rapids Current Sliys After Fall.
assured that the Stanley committee’s
visited the scene.
New York—Icebergs and ice fields
Spokane—L. D. Wallace, a bridge long investigation of the so-called
were encountered by the steamships carpenter, fell 160 feet into the boil steel trust will result in at least two
Desert Battle Fierce
Mauretania and Adriatic on their ing rapids of the Spokane river Thurs reports to congress—one by the Re
berg waa day when a staging on the Great publicans and the other by the Demo
Misrata, Tripoli—General Kara at last trip.
tempted to dislodge a large body of sighted by the Adriatic on Saturday Northern trestle that spans the river crats of the committee—it was dis
afternoon within a few hours’ steam in the outskirts of the eity broke be closed that both sides will agree to
Turks, which has been harassing the
ing distance from the spot where the neath his weighL
Wallace was not recommendations that
region from the oasis near Misrata. Titanic went down in April.
It was killed by the fall and struggled des States Steel corporation be dissolved
The enemy, however, made a tenacious variously estimated at from 300 to perately to make his way to shore but and indorse the anti-trust suit tbe
stand in the desert beyond and a fierce 1000 feet in length and from 100 to the current dashed him against the government is prosecuting against iL
engagement ensued. The Turks were 200 feet in heighL On the same day rocks and he waa drawn under.
Premium on “Regularity.”
body was not recovered.
forced to retreat after four hours’ the Mauretania escaped an ice field.
They suffered heavy
Washington, D. C.—With the semi
Trestle la Dynamited.
Sultan Refuses Terms.
losses. The Italian casualties were 16
official announcement that President
Lexington, Ky.—A large trestle be
killed and 87 wounded.
Constantinople— The grand vixier Taft will appoint four Ohio Republi
longing to the Roe’s mine in Bath announced that the ^Turkish govern cans to important government posts in
Sheep Dressed In 1:66.
county, where 200
miners are on ment refused the proposed conditions Washington, it became apparent that
Seattle—At the butchers' picnic at strike, was blown up Saturday night of peace as unacceptable. Turkey, he one of the first moves in the fight the
Fortune Park Sunday, G. E. Bennett, A railroad tie, heavily charged with said, intended to maintain her sover Taft leaders are making for the presi
the Portland champion, won the sheep dynamite, waa discovered juat in time eignty in Tripoli 'and the war would dent’s re-election will be an attempt
He slaughtered his to prevent a train from being wrecked. continue until conditions of peace to strengthen their relations with the
sheep and dressed it in one minute and The company has placed additional agreeable to Turkish dignity had been Republican
I throughout the country.
guards about the plant
CURVER DOES ALL THE WORK
Device That Will Be of Great A»
alstance to the Embryonlo
R. W. Jones of Fourteenth and F
streets, Lincoln, Neb., has just re
ceived a patent
tor a device whlck
be calls a “base
ball curvar.” Thia
consists of a va
cuum cup hold in
position by a band
to fit the finger, o>
In a size to fit two
or more fingers in
order that It may be shifted or ad-
justed to any position In relation to
the fingers. Tbe pitcher may adjust
it aa he likes in order to Impart a
whirling motion to the baseball,
which he can regulate aa he pleases
with a very little practfoe. Tbe illus
tration shows Mr. Jones' apparatus at
tached to a band bolding a ball.—New
WOULDN'T BE TIED.
A horse owned by a Connecticut
farmer, has been trained to stand any
where without hitching. A now hired
man drove him to town one day and
tied him with a rope to a posL The
horse took this as an Insult to his
dignity. Ho chewed the rope in two
and ran away at a terrific pace
through tho streets. Having satisfied
himself that he had taught the hired
man a lesson, he calmly returned to
the hltching-post, where he was
found contentedly chewing the end
of the rope.
Puts tho Wakeful to Sleep.
An English scientist traveling In
Africa noticed a native woman put her
Infant to aleep by letting water tria
ble through a hollow reed' placed on
its forehead. This led to experiments
which show that here is a method of
producing sleep in young or old when
all other devices fall. A hollow rub
ber pad is placed on the forehead,
this pad being connected by a small
hose with a reservoir at'a higher lev
el. An outlet for the water ia also
provided. All that Is necessary la to
turn the water on and as It trickles
through the hose It causes a rythmical
throb on the brow of the subject
which by its monotony and soothing
action soon makes him forget his trou
bles and drop off. The system is
specially successful with babies, and
if it is generally adopted the fine art
at "walking the floor” with the last
born at the dead of night will be ren
dered unnecessary. In certain cases
of fever, etc.. Ice water can be used
In the apparatus to reduce the ten»
perature of the patient.
This strange twig-llke caterpillar, so
very little known to the general pub
lie, but at th*
same time fairly
common in Eng
land, Is the cater
pillar of one ol
the moths which
are known as
on account of th*
tltudes into which
put themselves when in motion. Th*
example here shown (there are many
varieties) is that of the swallowtail
moth, and, when extended or balanced
at length upon the slender branch ot
a tree, so exactly resembles a short
twig with dried skin and buds as tc
need a practiced eye to detect the liv
ing insect from the branch which it
Honesty to Be Rewarded.
A young woman employed In i
laundry In Los Angeles, Cal., the oth
er day found a diamond and turquoise
jewel valued at 6950 in a bundle ol
Boiled linen. She did not hesitate a
moment, but looked up the name on
the bundle to Identify the owner and
then turned the gems over to the man
ager. They belong to a wealthy New
Yorker, who is visiting friends In Lot
Angeles, who had placed them under
her pillow and forgotten them. Th*
owner is having prepared as a reward
a handsome diamond-set bracelet, en
graved with her own and the young
wom&n'a initials and the date.
About six' feet long and with a bill
like a duck protruding from lta upper
jaw, this fish—the spoon-billed stur
geon—Is a dweller In the rivers and
lakes of the Mississippi, and on th«
banks of ths lower Mississippi an ex
tensive fishery has grown up. The
fish, which is caught chiefly for its roe
—which is used In the manufacture of
a kind of caviare—pokea about in the
mud with its spoon-bill and stirs it all
up. then feeds upon the small crue-
taceana that abound in myriads on tho
Flowers In a Boot.
An extraordinary floral curiosity
*aa recently exhibited at the Birming
ham (England) flower ahow.
fine blooms were firmly rooted in an
old boot, and their splendid condition
proved that they did not find their