BRITISH GET CASAS GRANDES NEWS NOTES OF REBEUS Defeat S00 Federáis and Capture* General Blanco. CURRENT WEEK Resume of World’s Important Events Told in Brief. Turkish reinforcements are daily ar riving from Syria and Kurdestan. Balkan peace delegates are already talking over the new boundaries of Turkey. Bulgarian forces around Adrianople maintain strict censorship of press dis patches. A theater especially for children and their attendants has been opened in New York City. A Denver man committed suicide on learning that his mother-in-law was coming to visit him. The Bavarian government has aban doned the idea of establishing a re gency over King Ludwig. Twenty-two of the crew of 27, of the steamer Florence, perished when the ship was wrecked on the New foundland coast. Professor James Israel, noted Ber lin surgeon, denies having performed any operation on the young son of the Russian emperor. The senate committee investigating conditions in Mexico finds the Madero government a failure and that a state of anarchy exists. Governor Osborn, of Michigan, has given away his horses and two auto mobiles, and hereafter will take his recreation by walking. An Italian anarchist chosen by lot to assassinate King Victor Emmanuel, of Italy, tried to commit suicide rath er than carry out his task. A colony of American negroes 20 miles west of Durango, Mexico, was looted by rebels and several of the in habitants wounded and otherwise mis treated. Fire in the city hall of Los Angeles burned nearly six and one-half million dollars’ worth of currency, bonds and other securities, besides many valua ble records. Roland O. Graves, a French aviator, flew from Tunis, Africa, to Rome, Italy, with but two stops. El Paso — Casas Grandes, the most important town in the ranching and lumbering district southwest of Ju arez. has-been taken by rebels per sonally commanded by General Pascual Orozco, Jr., it is reported from rebel official sources. Also it is said that the federal column of 800 men march ing against the rebels at Ascención was defeated, with its commander. General Jose Blanco, among the pris oners taken. Confirming this report, S. D. Am brose. an American hotel man of Co lumbus, N. M., has arrived here. He was in Ascención at the time of its capture and talked with General Sal- azaar, whose forces took the town. While there a messenger arrived di rectly from General Orozco with a let ter from the rebel leader saying that he had taken Casas Grandes and de feated Blanco. Blanco’s force was entrapped, the official report says, in a canyon north of Casas Grandes. Aside from cap turing many rifles and much ammuni tion the rebels seized two cannon. Details of the battles are lacking, but Casas Grandes was taken easily, Orozco wrote, as the federáis left only 200 men to protect the town. By taking Casas Grandes, the scene of a hard struggle in the Madero revo lution, in which the rebels were re pulsed, the Orozco revolutionists con trol the Mexico Northwestern railroad, which runs between Juarez, on the border, and Chihuahua City, the state capital, and territory covered by the American railway, which includes the Pearson syndicate. TEST NEW WIRELESS FOR DISTANCE OF 3000 MILES Washington. D. C.—The final test of the new wireless station of the Navy department at Arlington, which is still in the hands of the contractors, will be made next month when an effort will be made to exchange mes sages between the station and the scout cruiser Salem, at a distance of 3000 miles. Orders have been issued by the Navy department for the Salem to fill up her crew so as to be in readiness for the test on January 15. She will put out into the Atlantic and in mak ing the tests will describe a circle, the radius of which will be 3000 miles, the distance called for in the govern ment’s contract. The Salem, with as powerful wireless apparatus as any in the navy, will be able to respond to any message flashed from the giant towers on the Potomac. SHIP BRINGS BODY Ijitt* Ambassador to England Re ceives High Honora, MUTUAL AID FARMERS’ AIM¡TEACH VEGETABLE GROWING Meeting at Oregon City Results in Short Course at (). A. C. Has Work In Home Gardening. Plan to Regulate Market. Oregon City—-In the parlors of the Oregon City commercial clubc ongre- gated Saturday more farmers than ordinarily get together, The Furm era’ Society of Equity, an interstate organization of agriculturists, has had an organiser in this district for some time, and the meeting was a result of his labors. Nearly four-score bona fide farmers came together to see if it is not possi ble by means of this society to estab lish a closer connection between the producer and the consumer. Crops are to be regulated so as to avoid waste energy and'a glutted market; farmers being notified from headquar ters just what price to demand for their products. Locals are to be organized through out the county, which will be con trolled by the county local. The state committee will report to the National headquarters. PORTLAND FOURTH ON LIST Wheat Export Exceeded Only By New York and Two Others. Washington, D. C. — Portland's wheat exports thus far reported by the department of commerce and labor have been lighter this year than last, but are still considerably above the to tal export of Puget Sound. The monthly statement of the department shows that during the last 11 months Portland exported 5,238,139 bushels of wheat, as against 6,244,833 bushels in the same first 11 months of last year. Puget Sound’s total exports this year have been 4,322,707 bushels, an increase from 2,870,087 bushels over same months of 1911. Portland is now fourth on the list of wheat ex porting customs districts. New York being far in the lead, with 4,500,000 bushels and Galveston and New Or leans following with more than 6,000,- 000 each. GAME LAW CHANGE URGED Umatilla County Association In dorses Proposal of Commission. Oregon Agricultural College, Cor vallis Four courses in vegetable grow ing are to be given in the short course at the Oregon Agricultural college which opens its four weeks' session January 6. For the past few years Oregon, un surpassed for opportunities for the production of vegetables, has seen a large increase in vegetable growing. Hundreds of carloads of vegetables that might easily be raised within the state, however, are now being shipped in. “The state should be an exporter of vegetables, rather than an importer," says Prof. (’. I. Lewis, discussing the situation. “At the present time, with the exception of onions and potatoes, a large per cent of the vegetables we consume art* imported. In order to meet the demands for information on vegetable gardening four courses are beng offered this year.” Twelve lectures, given Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week, will be devoted to the problems con nected with commercial vegetable growing. dealing with such important products as celery, tomatoes, aspara gus. rhubarb, onions, cauliflower and cabbage. Special consideration will be given the matter of soils for these crops, fertilizers, cultivation, irrigation. blanching and storing. "No matter how g/xxl a product we can grow, unless it is marketed intel ligently and unless it is properly graded, we will often be unable to realize the profit that we should be* able to make,” says Prof. Lewis. “One of the greatest problems before the Oregon vegetable grower at the present time is the proper marketing of vegetables. The various markets of the state will be considered in a course given on the same days as the commercial vegetable course. Special attention will be given to grading, packing and marketing the most im portant vegetables raised in Oregon in such a way as to realize the best re turns.” Portsmouth, England The British armored cruiser Natal sailed out of Portsmouth harla/r Saturday afternoon with the Isxly of Ambassador Reid on board, amid u salute of 19 guna. Full naval honors were paid to the Isxiy of Ambassador Reid on its ar rival at thia |s>rt from London. Admiral Sir liedworth Meux, the commander of the port, aiui all the high naval officers stationed hen* wore present at the station when the train drew in. As it halted at the platform Nelson's flagship, the Victory, final a salute of 19 guna. The coffin was borne across the jetty on the shoulder» of eight petty officers of the British navy and taken on ls>ard the armored cruiser Natal, from the mainmast of which vessel the United States ensign was immediately broken. All the ships in the harbor and at Spithead raised the Stars and Stripes to their mastheads ns the coffin was taken on board the Natal and then lowered them to half mast. The jetty was carpeted with purple, while guania of honor of marines and blue jackets stood with reversed arms on each side as the casket was taken through. The petty officers bearing the casket walked slowly to the mortuary chapel, lined with purple, which had been erected on the weather deck of the Natal, and as they deposited it on the catafalque, the ship'a bugler sounded the “Last Post.” while the crews of the warships lined the rails. The wreaths sent by President Taft ami memliers of the royal family com- pletcdly filled the little mortuary chapel, which wns so placed that it could be lowered in case of heavy weather. By a coincidence. Maine, presented to England by Amer ican women, was moored just outside the cruiser Natal. There was no service on board the Natal, which left ;«>rt immediately on schedule time, passing through the lines of the other vessels, which all had their flags at half mast, and their crews standing at the salute. SPEED WOULD BE ECONOMY Engineer Recommends Rapid Work Done On Celilo Canal. Washington, D. C. How $100,000 in cash and more than a year in time can be saved on the construction of the Celilo canal is fully set forth in a report by ,Captain H. H. Roberta, of the Army Engineer corps, recently transmitted to congress. It remains to be seen whether congress will be willing to direct this economy by in creasing the appropriations for the canal, so the work can be completed The report of by January 1, 1915. Captain Roberta, heretofore reviewed briefly, summarizes the appropriation to date, showing a total of $3,150;000, and adds: “The amount required to be appro priated for completion of the existing project is $1,808,392.64. “The delay incurred since January 1, 1912, as compared with what would have been the rate of progress had ample funds been available, is esti mated as at least six months, there having been necessary reservation made of a portion of the then avail able funds to provide for the possi bility of no funds becoming available by the last river and harl/or act. This delay was made up of reduction of force and partial suspension of work for several months, total suspension of work for about two months, together with additional delays incident tp de livery of materials, collection of force, etc., necessarily incurred in starting the work again. “After careful consideration of present conditions, it ¡8 believed that in view of the above-mentioned delays already incurred, the canal cannot be completed to best advantage before January 1, 1915, even with ample funds available for the work. The canal can, however, with funds avaii- able, be completed by that date, which is one year and six months in advance of June 25, 1916, the time orginally proposed in the river and harbor act of June 25, 1910. Pendleton—At one of the largest OREGON IN TIMBER COLUMN Prince Taro Katsura, new premier meetings ever held here the Umatilla of Japan, promises to save that coun county Fish and Game association May Soon Occupy Third Place as try $25,000,000 during the coming heartily indorsed, by resolutions, the Lumber Producing State. year. proposed change by the State Game commission of the grouse and deer Salem — Declaring that Oregon stands A 45-mile blizzard swept the prair law, which provides that the season pre-eminent among the states in forest ies of North Dakota. for hunting both will be from Septem wealth; that of the total amount of President Taft denies any intention MEN'S “EMOLUMENTS” MIXED ber 1 to November 1. timber in the United States, this state of playng politics in his civil service Besides warmly indorsing th» excel has one-fifth, and that it now stands movement. Court Deems Servants and Feed lent work generally done by the State fourth among the states in its lumber Fish and Game commission since its cut, the preface of the report of the It is reported that Turks have mas for Horses Proper. organization, the matter of removing State Board of Forestry further de sacred all the Christians at Mitylene. Washington, D. C.—“Emoluments,” protection from female deer was also clarer that this state probably will ad A Greek vessel reports that part of or allowances for army officers, in fully discussed, the majority present vance to the third place next year. “It is extremely difficult to convey the Turkish fleet was forced to run clude forage for riding and carriage being opposed to the change. Another proposal receiving favora- any idea of the magnitude of Oregon’s ashore by the Greeks, and the Turkish horses and the hire of household serv ants, according to a decision by the ble consideration was cutting the deer forest resources by quoting figures in admiral was killed. Supreme court of the United States. limit from five to three, while a good- terms of ls>ard feet or acres of timber The proposed inter-state bridge be The decision was announced in the ly number stood for even greater re land,” states the report. “This point tween Vancouver, Wash., and Port suit of Mrs. Sarah K. McLean, the duction. can, however, be brought out empha land, Or., is given renewed impetus widow of Nathaniel H. McLean, of tically by comparison with the forest Cincinnati, who resigned from the Fisher Is Noncommital. "by big meeting in Seattle. resources in the other timbered re army in 1864, to be reinstated in 1875. Washington, D. C.— Representative gions of the United States. Statistics Turkeys are a drug on the market in In 1905 congress’passed an act giv Hawley and National Committeman prove that Oregon has almost twice as San Francisco at 18 to 20 cents per ing him the pay and all the “emolu Williams called on Secretary Fisher much timber as is found in all New pound, though chickens and other ments” of a major during the years he and entered a protest against the re England, Pennsylvania, Michigan, poultry are higher than ever. was out of the army. cent cancellation of 17 Siletz entries Wisconsin and Minnesota, a territory Mrs. McLean sued the government that came w’ithin the provisions of the commonly known as the great northern because the controller of the currency | Hawley act, pointingout that the en forest region. “The central forest re PORTLAND MARKETS ! would not allow, under the head of tries held for cancellation were among gion, extending from Southern Michi- Wheat—Track prices: Club, 79c; I “emoluments,” forage for two horses those before the department when it ! gan to Southern Tennessee, and from bluestem, 823/83c; 40-fold, 803/81c: ' used by Major McLean for riding and drew the Hawley bill and, inasmuch i the west slope of the Appalachian I driving, and for two household serv as that bill had been drawn in the de I mountains westward to the prairies, red Russian. 77c; valley, 80c. The partment to facilitate the patenting of i has long been famous as a source of Barley—Feed, $33 per ton; brew ants, hired during these years. Court of Claims decided against the these identical entries, it was unjust our hardwood, yet it contains only ing, nominal; rolled, $26.503/ 27.50. Corn—Whole, $36; cracked, $37 per claim, but the Supreme court held now to read into the law requirements .half the amount of standing timber as that they should have been allowed. as to cultivation and residence that does Oregon. ” ton. were not in the law when it was writ Millstuffs — Bran, $23 ton; shorts, Red Hair Frightens Seal. ten by the department and passed by $25: middlings, $30. Oregon Has Woman Mayor. Los Angeles—Womep with red hair congress. Hay—Timothy, choice, $173/18 per Warrenton, Or.—By 16 votes lead Representative Hawley said after Miss Clara C. Munson, daughter of a ton; mixed. Eastern Oregon, timothy, will have to be barred from the Venice $123/15; oat and vetch, $12; alfalfa, Aquarium, or the latter will have to the conference that he had hoped Sec survivor of the Whitman massace, retary Fisher would reverse the re graduate of St. Helen’s Hall, Portland, $11.50; clover, $10; straw, $63/7. dispense with “Old Hundred,” a re Oats—No. 1 white, $253/25.50 ton. cently captured seal. “Old Hundred,” cent adverse action in the 17 cases, but and one of the best known Rebecca Fresh Fruits — Apples, 50c3/$1.50 is extremely docile in ordinary cir the secretary made no promises. lodge women of Oregon, was elected box; pears, 75c3/$1.50; grapes, $1.60 cumstances, but the moment a woman mayor of Warrenton over J. W. Det- Poultry Association Organized. box; Malagas, $8 barrel; cranberries, appears whose hair has even a touch Beggar Proves Slugger. rich and thereby became the first wo $10.503/12 barrel; casabas, $2.50 of sunburn he seemingly becomes Eugene—-The Oregon branch of the man mayor in Oregon. Also it estab Kansas City — When a young man dozen. panic-stricken. Dr. P. S. Barnhart, American Poultry association was or lishes a precedent for equal suffrage met E. W. Andrews on the street here Potatoes — Jobbing prices: Bur instructor of biology at the University states, as it is but little more than a banks, 603/ 65c per hundred; sweet po of Southern California, who was at ganized here by the adoption of a con month that the women have had the and asked for something to eat, he stitution and by-laws and by the nomi was surprised at Andrews’ willingness tatoes, 2jc pound. tracted by reports of the seal’s behav nation of a set of officers. As there ballot in Oregon. to comply. “Yes, I will buy you some Onions^—Oregon, 90c3/$l sack. Miss Munson, who is about 30 years ior, is unable to explain the matter. was but a single nominee for each thing to eat,” Andrews said, as he led Vegetables— Artichokes, $13/1.25 old, headed the Citizens’ ticket, nomi office, the following are the probable the way to a restaurant. Then An dozen; beans, 12c; cabbage, lc nated at mass meeting. Mr. Detrich, Fort Wright To Pass. officers: E. J. McClanahan, Eugene, drews summoned an officer. Andrews pound; cauliflower, $2.25 crate; cel her opponent, headed the Independent Spokane—Fort George Wright, near president; H. Ringhouse, Clackamas, had recognized him as one of two men ery, $3 per crate; cucumbers, 503/60c ticket. who slugged and robbed him a few dozen; eggplants, 10c pound; head Spokane, practically will be aban vice president; B. F. Keeney, Eu second vice president; Ed nights before. “I hope 1 have secured lettuce, $1.503/2 per crate; peas, 12|c doned, according to unofficial informa gene, Hood River Work Rushed. free board for you for a long time,” pound; peppers, 10c; radishes, 153/ tion received here Wednesday. The Shearer, Estacada, secretary; B. Lee Hood River With the Hood River Andrews said as he gave him over to A ban 20c dozen; sprouts, 7c; tomatoes, two battalions of the Twenty-fifth In Paget, Portland, treasurer. gradually rising for the past week, a the policeman. $1.353/1.75 box; garlic, 53/6c pound; fantry now garrisoning the fort will quet closed the meeting. crew of men changing the course of pumpkins, lie; turnips, 75c per sack; leave for Hawaii in the near future. Health Resort Planned. Death May Free Suspect. the channel of the mouth of the river, carrots, 75c; beets, 75c; parsnips, A half company is expected from Van couver barracks to act as prisoners’ Bandon—A modern sanitarium is to under the supervision of the state New Westminster, B. C. On Jan- 75c. Eggs—Fresh ranch locals, candled, guard and to police the grounds, but be erected at Bandon by H. C. Dippie. game and fish commission has been uary 7 next Charles Dean, the only no other troops are expected to re The sanitarium will contain one of the battling to make the funds available Bank of Montreal robbery suspect now 303/ 32Jc dozen. largest covered swimming pools on the for the work go as far as possible held in this city, may regain his free Butter — Oregon creamery, cubes, place the Twenty-fifth. Pacific Coast. before the waters pour over the dom. 37Jc pound; prints, 38J3/39c. The prisoner’s solicitor was Railway Officials Blamed. Every summer a large number visit coffer dam that has been constructed. granted an order calling upon the at Poultry—Hens, 123/13c per pound; Zanesville, Ohio—Coroner Walters Bandon-by-the-Sea to recuperate. The Not only is the commission interested torney genera) to show cause why the broilers, 123/13c; turkeys, live, 20c; dressed, choice, 23c; ducks, 123/, 14c; held officials of the Pennsylvania rail climate is mild, never hot, the air in the work, but local sportsmen, who prisoner should not be discharged. road responsible for the wreck at bracing and the scenery beautiful. desire to see a return of the game Since the preliminary trial one of the geese, 123/ 13c. Dresden on December 3, when a train The erection of a sanitarium with a steelhead salmon to the pools. Pork—Fancy, 9J3/10c per pound. principal witnesses, who claims to on the Cleveland, Akron and Columbus swimming-tank open to the public will Veal—Fancy, 13J3/44c. per pound. have seen the accused in the automo Decide Against Jute Bag. Cattle— Choice steers, $73/7.30; division collided with a Cincinnati & no doubt do much to increase the pop bile with four other men, has died. -goody- $63/6.75; medium, $63/6.25; Muskingum Valley division train and ularity of Bandon as a seaside resort. Pendleton The days of the jute bag choice cows, $63/6.50; good $5.503/ 11 persons were killed. Destroyer Balch Launched. in Umatilla county and Eastern Ore Boy Scouts to Organize. $5.75; medium, $4.503/5.25; choice gon are practically numbered, accord Philadelphia The torpedo boat de Sail for Treasure Island. Albany—Albany will soon have an ing to prominent local growers of stroyer Balch was launched Saturday calves, $7.503/8.75; good heavy Panama—A party of treasure hunt organization of Boy Scouts. More grain. Believing the price of the jute from the Cramp shipyard. Miss Grace calves, 63/7; bulls, $33/5; stags, ers, headed by Miss Barry Tillies and than 20 boys of this city -met and bag is kept up by the trust, members Balch, of Washington, a descendant of $53/6. Hogs—Light, $7.253/7.35; heavy, Genevieve Davis, left here Wednes formed a troop and permanent organ of the Farmers’ Educational and Co Commodore Balch, christened the ves day for Cocos island. The island lies ization will be effected in January. operative union have decided either to sel. The destroyer is a sister ship to $63/6.50. Sheep—Yearling wethers, $4.253/ in the Pacific about 550 miles south Professor Hans Flo, of Albany col purchase cotton bags of Southern man the Aylwin, launched from Cramps’ a 5.35; ewes, $3.253/4.35; lambs, $531 west of Panama and for years has lege, will be in charge of the organiz ufacture or erect elevators and handle month ago. The vessel is 300 feet been the lure of treasure seekers. ation here. 6.75. their grain in bulk. long and has 37 feet beam. MORGAN DEPOSITS HIGH IN MILLIONS Financier Confirms Figures of Government Prosecutors. Investigating Com mitte« G um Deep Into Secrete of Big Banking Institutions of World. Washington, D. C. — J. Pierpont Morgan occupied the center of the stage Thursday before the so-cal led money trust investigating committee of the house of representatives. Tho noted financier reached Washington in res|s>nso to a sub|x>ena from the com mittee. but it was mit until 2:49 In the aftermsm that the way was cleans! for hla testimony to begin. Meantime Mr. Morgan sat for nearly an hour listening to the mass of sta tistics which Mr. Untermyer and the committee were piling up concerning the colossal financial o|>erationa of leading New York, Chicago and Bos ton institution», through so-called in terlocking directorates. Mr. Morgan heard his own name and that of his firm referred to many times as tables were presented show ing the affiliations of that concern with many banka, trust companies, transportation and industrial cor|a>ra- tiona. He apm-ared unmoved through out it all. Mr. Mogan's testimony lasted barely 20 minutes and was largely prelimi nary. The chief point made was that he favored allowing interstate cor|»ra- tiona to deposit their funds In tho hands of private bankers without re stricting them to institutions under government supervision. He said this was a matter to be left to the discre tion of tho board of directors of the corporations in question. Mr. Morgan confirmed data prepared by members of the Morgan house showing that 66 accounts with the Morgan firm in January last had de posits of $68,113,000 and that 78 ac counts on November 1 had deposits of $81,968,000. The total capital, sur plus and funded debt of these deposi tors, Mr. Untermyer said, was $9.- 765,000,000. Mr. Morgan agreed to this. Prior to Mr. Morgan's examination the committee heurd testimony bear- ing ujsin the socalhsl concentration of money nnd credits. Thia was present ed in the form of charts prepared by Philip J. Scudder, which were placed in the records. This explanation showed that the charts dealt with tho affiliation of 180 directors in 18 banks ami trust companies in New York, Chicago and Boston. It sohwed that "these 180 men held directorships In 134 banka and trust companies, trans portation and industrial corporations having total resource?) or capitaliza tion of $25,325,000,000.” AIRMEN FOUND OCEAN GRAVE Biplane Seen to Lurch and Disap pear Wreckage Identified. Loa Angeles A section of a biplane, a life preserver and a gauntlet, fur ther evidence of the fate of the avia tor, Horace Kearney and his passen ger. Chester Lawrence, were found on the beach about nine miles south of Redondo. Two boys discovered the articles entangled in a heavy mass of kelp, part of which had been cast on the rocks. That Kearney's hydroaeroplane plunged into the ocean soon after it had passed out of sight beyond Point Firmin was indicated by the discovery of the wreckage, and this th<*ory was strengthened by the story of R. J. Kinney, a ranch hand on the Palo» Verdes ranch near Point Vicente, who may have seen the fatal fall of the two men. Kinney reported that he was working some distance from the ocean Saturday aftern/sin and caught, sight of the aeroplane as it rounded the point. He saw the machine sud denly lurch as if caught in a changing current of wind and then drop down behind a high bluff which intervened. Elk Will CroMs Oregon. Washington, D. C. Representative Raker recently secured permission from the department of the interior for the transfer of 50 elk from the Yellowstone national park to the Shasta forest reserve, at the request of the Redding Game association. Raker was notified that the game war den of Oregon would not permit the transportation of the animals through that state. Raker protested to the United States biological survey, which has telegraphed the Oregon authorities to permit the passage of the elk. Guile Denied By Russia. St. Petersburg -"There is no ground for suspecting Russia of selfish de signs in the Balkans,” was the state ment of Premier Kokovosoff in the Douma in the course of a speech on the policy of the Russian government. He said that as the great Slavonic and orthodox power, Russia could not be indifferent as to “whether the Bal kan peoples obtain better conditions of existence and thus avert dangerous complications in the future." Cananea Miners Strike. Cananea, Sonora, Mex. —One thou sand Mexican miners have struck for more pay and shorter hours at the mines of the Cananea and Democrats companies. They demand a 25-cent increase in daily wages and an eight- hour day.