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MRDFORD. ORl'XION, WNDNKHIMY, DKCKMMKU H, lOl.'J
MEXICO URGED TWENTY-SEVEN
BY COLUMBIA TO PEN, BOSTON
Government of Soulli American Re
public Holly Denounces Interfer
ence of United States In Afflnrs of
Huerla Issues Order Summarily Plac
Inii cx-Presldcnt Porflrlo Diaz
Again In Active Army Llsi.
MUNICH CITV, Dec. - -TJir- Mcx
lean congicsM todnv received n note
fmtii llm government of Colombia
holly denouncing llm United Stiites'
liilcil'iMi'iirc in l.iilin American af
fair mill urging Mexico in reslni it.
Severnl mombnrs if the senate, fu
voted mi immediate reply lint I'ichU
dent of tin' .Semite Trralin called a
secret Hioii instead iiihI th' 1-
cUiou wn ri'iit'lii'il tn postpone con
siilciiitiuii of tin' message.
I'rcsldi'iit lluertu loduy Usurd nn
oritur iimmnrilv placing c. Presi
dent Pnrfirin Dm again on tin' ac
tive luiny lil. lie Mini Im would fo
low lliU Willi a pcremplory order for
llii Institution of legal proceedings
tn Imnt: the i'x-itrlilcnt back to
Mexico. It win ngrecd in olficnl
circle llmi I ) 1 1 1 r. ciiiilil nut refuse
without placing himself in n iiiohI
The war office published n report
of n hull to two tlit h nu'n twelve mill",
frnin tin' eupitnl in which it wn find
tin fnlcraU routed wo liiinilriil
Zapatistas, killing ten mill wounding
twenty of thrill.
WASHINGTON, Dec. II. The ic
jmit of Seurelnrv of the Ttrusur.v
.Mi'Ailoo was presented in congress
totlay. It discussed currency login
lation ami business uutost ami io
I'lteil the offers of (he government
to loan money to limits In move the
i'inw. The ri'iort declared that $ 111,
111(11,(1(10 wiirt apportioned In the vn
Tho reMiil hiiid it ni iiiiMnsilie
to ehliinntd Iho levennr to ho tie.
liM'il from tho new tariff hill. It
Mild thai l-.'i.OOO imtmhih wern miIi
jeel tn (lie ineoino ln proihinn.
Tim repoit nln leeoiiiinonileil the
enlii icemen t of (lie pnhlii heatth m'I
viec, llm linililliit; of four rexeiuie
1'iitlerH mul the cniiMiltilatmii of the
reenne enller nmt life saxini; lni
leaiiK into a miikIo oinnnir.nlion.
XHW1 YOUIC, Doc. a BtocUi
amoiiK tho active Mat wui'o Kouurully
hlKher at tho oponliiK of tho innrkut
today. Thoru wnH a kooiI dumniut
for Wrlo nud Cuu, ami (Iiomo HtocKs
mndo n good advance. Now Ilnvon
iiIho Kiiiued a point, I.ntor Bteol nud
AinnlKiiumted drnpimd bnuli, dovplto
a rluo In rulrond hlmroH, IVIcoh at
noon wcro nlinttt tho unuio nu nt you
Ilonilb wuro IrroKulnr.
E 10 PROBE
TRUSTS ON TUESDAY
WASHINGTON, Dec. II. -Tim
hoiiho judiciary comuiitleo today de
cided to launch u trust investigation
TuoHihiy. An nvti'iinlvo ncriox of
hcnrliiKx will ho sliulcd then.
'Tho commitU'C, It wns uuuoiiuccd,
will not uttempt Iho l'nimlnj,' of any
lcKiHlntiou Nuppleiuciiliu the Slier
mini law until alter l'lcsiilcut Wood
row Wilhou ilclivui'rt hit. Mpecinl l,vu)t
('h'islntioii incijfjOuo to cont'osd,
Loillri House Goes Up In Flames-
Two Fatally Injured Only One of
Corpses Identified Biilldliiu Five
Story Fifteen-Cent Fire Trap.
Structure Burns Like Tinder and
These Who Escaped Did so In
Night Clothes, Losing Everything
iniu., wee. .. i weniynewii
permitiH perished in u fire which ilu
1IOSTOS', Dec. :i. TttiMily.M-wii
rvimiiin ri linui.it ill a I III1 iiiiiru uu-
droyetl tlin Arcadia, n Washington
,1 I I. ..I. .!.... I I I.. ...
ntirm liiiiKlllK imiiipc ni"M'i rnuy n-
tiny. Two others "ere fntnlly burn-
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en, ciocmrs mini. i lie ouiy vieiiui
I.I.....H4.. i r , .1
liiemiiieii so nn win wcorge iiiiiiinn
of South Huston, The twenty-scv-enlh
it'tllil. unidentified, alii tl thin
I or iiiiiiiiiMu, ii int"niiM i.i-iimii
hotel, niih the worxt tpe of fire
trap. It lnirne.1 like tlmler ami thoxe
of iH oeenpaiilH, all men, who
enenpi'il werr ilrien into the itree
..I..1J...I i.H ..nil., tii.l ii. I kit fi.trmtli illtl
The building, a five-story !'
lllinf. .' illili .nini'i, n.r iivh ii
the I lame pnmiiK them.
who iiiiiiiireii ami i'emv.ie men
Here axleep in the loilinir liou-e
uncn Hie lire Hiiirieu. i.rapnn; up
ward from a lower hull the f lumen
rut off hcaM from the upper Moon,
hy the utairwuy. The only fire
cHrnM' wiik at the rear and the fireV
xpreail wiik mi rapid that not many
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oi me i"iit;i-in ,'iiii ii-iii-ii ii
The heroud floor of the hiuhliui;
mim devoted mainly to offiei-H, on
the third were ulrepin mum fur
ninlicd with ent, on the fourth were
...iiiiIIiii rji.inlit mul .in ll.M nrili wnw
nill.lllv. im-iii"! . '. ..." --...
n diinnilory Hurd with tien of IninkN.
Continuation of tho tmo.tlRntlon
Into the nrroiiulM o( II. C. Kontncr
on trlnl lit tho circuit court on a
rhiuKo of omliuttlemutit tnnrkmt tho
nerond dity of tho trlnl, ami will prou
nlily ho Into tomorrow iiftoruoou be
fore thin phnHu Ik flnlthvd.
Tiit'nilay'ii vvlilunru from tho nc
founlH itlinwod tho exiennon of tho
ilefeiiilnut and fiimlly rniiKed from
9250 to 'iOO per mouth, nil of which
wni pnld from romtmny fuinlH. Tlio
tamo trend of e lilenco In helm; pro.
At tho prexont rnto, nud with nhout
'.'.' wllnehneii for tho dufoimo tho
cnno will ho Klven to tho Jury Krl
WASHINGTON', Hoc. !l. A Miht
cold prevented l'rciident WHmui
from uppciiriinr nt tho o.ccutiu of
ficii today, llo rcjiiuiiied at tho
Whito house, it wiih naid, at tho tv
ipient of Dr. Cary (Irii.VMin. Al
though this wiih Iho official oxpln
iiulioii it created n lot of o-.slp.
HycuiiHO ii fiht over hlato riKhtH ro
cinitly nplit Jho coiihi'ivntion conp;vchX
and tho hiuno iptcstiou ineuaccs the
peacoful proRicss of llm livirs mid
haihoi'H coiiKivrirt, it wiih snK''ed
that tho president' indisposition v:ih
WASIIINOTON, Doc. Il.-l.ed by
Dr. Anna Shaw thrco hundred ilelc
f;atiM 'to tho national HtiffraK'i"!
convention hero appoarcd today be
fore, (ho house committeo on rules to
nine tho piisMiuo of nu eipial iEkIiIp
iinu'iulinent to (ho constitution. Tlii
convention took n lecess o f-ivo tho
inenihcrrt limn for their vinil to the
WIL N 0 M
Speedy Collapse of Hucrta's Regime
Expected Carranza to he Asked
to Pledge Himself to Restore Con-
Recognition Will ho Forthcoming,
Following Restoration of Order
Federal Generals Surrender.
WASHINGTON, Dec a.- Con
viuccil that General Carrmizn'rt tri
umph wan very near, I'reiidcnt
Wilson mid Seerctnrv of State Mryan
were coiihiderinu' today uluit policy
to adopt In Mexico follow in" I'resi
dent llnerla's cliiuiuatiou.
It wiih uudemtood that us Hinti us
('nrninra t cstablishid in Mexico
City the Washington administration
will nhlc him to make his plans pub
lic, to pledge hiniM'lf In rostorn coil
stitulioiinl uoicriiincnl, to proclaim
n cent-nil armistice, to prohibit linir
midimc and to set as early u date as
practicable for u real national elec
tion. If he does this, it was stated, the
t'uited Slates will recognize him.
The impression here was that
lluertu bus made arrangements to
Kd Mifelv out of Mexico when he
recojrnireH his cause as hopeless.
I'ri'sidenl WHIson sent him a copy of
the message he rend to roncroM ych
terdav. The iiearncH of the end of the
Uuertn reuime was seen hijre on re
ceipt of Inst light's news that Gen
erals Salvador Mcdcadn, l'nsrunl
On)ii7.co, Jose Salarar, Mnrcello
Cnrveo, Jose .Mniisillii, Illazoc Pinal
nud Joso Lntidii, commiindiui; all of
Huorlu's military forces in northern
Mexico, had Kent a commission from
Chihiiahun city to General Villa nt
Juiirer. with terms of hiirrcmler to
the rebel leader.
WORST FLOODS IN
Al'STIN, TcxftB, Dee. 3. Texas
wns experiencing today It worst
floods In thlrtoon onm.
Several mimll towns wore prac
tlcnlly wiped out, thounuiulB of
neroti of Innd woro Inuiidntcd, lovcerf
woro broken, hrldKea wcro washed
out nud hundreilu of families hnJ
been driven from their homos.
So far ns known hero only cloven
persons hnd been drowned. A des
patch from Dallas placed tho figure
at 20, however.
The duniugo was douo mainly In
tho valloH of tho Colorado, Hrnzos
and Trinity rlvors, which, awollon by
thirty-six hours of torrential rains,
wero fur out of their hanks,
Tho Hrnzos wns nt tho thirty-eight
foot Htngo, according to Dallas ad
vices, nud tho Colorado had reached
tho twoiity-Bk foot murk and was
still rlsliiK rapidly.
Governor Colipiltt today ordcrod
stnto troops Into (ho flooded ..dis
tricts to help 'tho stifferoraVi Tlio.v
had orders to shoot looters at sight.
OEFICE GIRLS $40
I'OHTLAND, Oro., Doc. 3. Two
thousand women In l'ortlaud clnBtsod
ns "offlco help" are affected by a
ruling made today by tho Industrial
wolfnro commission, tlint tholr
week's work shnll not ho moro than
fifty ono hours nnd their month's
wages less than S40. Tho ruling
will becomo offectlvo Kobruary 3.
Tho list of employments affoctod
includes stenographers, bookkeepers,
cashlerB In niorcantllo stores, mov
ing picture theaters and other es
titbllshmoutH nud hilling clerks.
ZAPATA, THE DREADED
OUTLAW OF MEXICO
Zapata is the man feared next to
lluerta hi Mexico, Ik- is the leader
of the htrnngont band of outlaws in
the country nnd i powerful enough
to tnnreh on the (Itv of Mexico were
troop- withdrawn, from the capital
Ion eiioimh to five him a chance. He
has been within thirty miles of the
.Y OF FUEL
MKXICO CITV. Dec. X The reb
els having succeeded in cutting off
tho National Hallway's supply of
fuel oil, everything indicated today
that Mexico City would secilily bo
cut off entirely from communication
with the outside world.
Deep gloom prevniled in official
circles, where the impression was
general that the cud was fast ap
Though compelled by the Con-Hln-
tiouulist leuilcis, it was hv the pro
ducing eoiiiMiics themselves that
the oil contract with the railawys
was cancelled. Their officials made
no concealment of the fact that they
believed thev had les to lose hy au
tngoniziug President lluerln than the
The railway's locomotives could
not he nltcicil so as to burn coal
without much los of time and coal
would he nearly ns hard to hcctire
ns oil, even if this were odne.
WASHINGTON, Dec .1 - Secretary
of tho Interior Franklin K, l.nuo ad
dressed tho It Ivors and Harbors con
gress today Instead of President Wil
son, who Is confined to tho white
house with n slight cold.
"Tho government's policy," snld
I. nne, "Is for tho control of rlvor nnd
harbor development for all, liiBtend
of a fnvorcd fow."
In a lotter expressing regret over
his Inability to attend today's meet
ing, President Wilson predicted tho
early harmonizing of nil Interests,
"upon u comprohouBlvo and concerted
plan, which would benefit tho whole
PATRICK WELCH BETTER,
HAS CHANCE OF RECOVERY
SUATTLK, Wii., Dec. Il.l'ntiick
Wlelch, Iho Spokane railroad con
tractor who wns operated upon in
Seattle last week and whoso recov
ery was despaired oft showed blight
signs of imiuovement this mniuinc
nud his physicians wiy he may sur-
v i c.
H i H
U OF I
IN STRIKE RIOT
More Fighting Mark's Effort to
Break Strike of Teamsters Offer
of Employers cf 600 to Sign up
Refused by Organizers.
Tieup Complete Despite Efforts of
Police and Employers Numerous
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. Dec. 3.
More fightintr mnrkeil the teamsters'
strike here today.
Sevcrnl policomcn, special deputies
and strikebreakers were hurt by mis-
silcK thrown hv strike syinithizcrs.
Dozens of htrikcrs suffered from
broken heads inflicted by the police
There wip n little gun fighting,
too. Samuel lfiitledge, a striker, was
shot in the leg by a strikebreaker
and taken to u hospital. Numerous
arrests were made.
Despite all the preparations the
employers had made to prevent a
tieup hy the strike, teaming wns
hndv crippled. Manufacturers were
Cancelling orders for jierislinblo
goods and some factories' were
forced to shut down owing to lack of
Organizer Thomas Farrell of the
teamsters union received a reipiest
from the local hospitnl for permis
sion to movo food for their patients.
It wns expected he would grant it.
Kmployers of COO of the strikers
offered to sign nn agreement with
the union hut Organizer Farrell re
fused the offer, saying he would con
sider no proposition which would not
secure employment for more than a
Tho city council met Tuesday night
In a i-esslon lasting three hours, dls
ttngulshcd by tho cantankerous flow
of comment from Mayor Purdln
against newspapers, overlooking no
opportunity to vent r.ts sarcasm on
tho press. Tho most brilliant Jnb
en mo after Councilman Millar sug
gested that "tho editor of tho Mail
Trlbuno be appointed city managor."
"Yes," retorted tho dour official,
"put him In a mahogany office with
$3000 a year salary."
Attorney W. B. l'hlpps appeared to
object to soter assessment No. 13.
Tho mayor engaged him In a legal
argument, and read an extract of a
decision of tho supremo court there
on. No definite action was takon,
Mr. l'hlpps told tho council ho hoped
they would not enforce tho assess
ment. A big batch of monthly bills wero
allowed, including rebates for curb
lug on Bast Main.
In conclusion tho council broko
a record hy voting down a motion to
adjourn. Two minutes later It did.
HOUSE PASSES BILL
W.ASI 1 1 NGTOX. lW. a, Tho
house this ntternoon by n vin voce
vote passed tho Hay bill providing
for nu increase in Ute win v.
The Mexican, situation was dis
cussed during tho debute on the bill.
"War with Mexico," said Hepro
sentative Hay, chairmnn of the house
military affairs committee, "is much
farther nwny now than it was in
lJepre.scntntivo Knhn of Oulifornin
also participated in the debate. "I
don't apprehend any 'trouble with
Mexico," he said. "I do not believe
we have any right to interfere with
the internal affairs of a sNter re
public.'' Fish to the value of S3 1,000,000
woro caught In Canadian wntors In
the Inst fiscal yenr.
ALP E I
BANK BANDIT IN
Two Robbers Secure $5,000 In Gold,
Kill Cashier and Make Good Their
Escape Three Posses on Trail ol
Banker Dragged Out of Building,
Held ami Shot at Close aRnge in
Neck by Desperadoes.
IMI'BKIAL JI'NCTiON, Cal.. Dec.
3. No word had been received today
from a posse that Is trailing two rob
bers who robbed the Palo Verde Val
ley Dank at Hlythc, Itlverslde county.
of $0000 in gold and killed Cashier
A. W. Howies, lato yesterday. Three
posses arc on the trail.
Special Agent Andrew Prultt, of
teh Southern Pacific railroad, caused
all trains to be stopped here today
and searched for the robbers. The
railroad authorities Issued similar
orders to their agents at Yuma, Ariz.
Hlythc Near Inicrlnt
Dlythe is sixty miles northeast of
Imperial Junction. It has no outside
telegraph or telephone connection1!.
Word of the robbery and murder was
carried to Glamlo late jestcrday by
a cowboy who rode from Dlythe
across the desert In less than six
hours. Telegrams were sent from
Olamls to Sheriff Wilson at River
side. Practically tho entire town cf
Dlythe, tho messenger said, has
Joined tho man hunt.
Frank Murphy a resident of Dlythe
who reached here today en route' to
Los Angeles, told the following story
of the rebbery:
Story of Jlohlwry
"I was standing across the street
from tho bank about closing time.
Two men mounted on cow ponies rode
up to the bank am! entered to
gether. Thero was some wrangling
inside, and then the pair reap
peared, each with a money bag un
der his arm. Dowles bad his arm
about ono man, and was being
dragged out of tho door when the
other turned and shot him through
"Wo organized a posse and pur
sued tho men to the mesqulte brush
along tho Colorado river, where wo
lost them. Then wo sent messenger
to the railroad with the nows."
LOS ANGKLKS, Cal., Dec. 3. In
spite of efforts of a dozen squads
of officers, railroad detectives and
private sleuths, the bandit who held
up tho l'til Ilium passengers of tho
Sunset express Monday night and
shot and killed Traveling Passenpfr
Agent lloraeo K. Montague, re
mained nt large today.
Sheriff Hummel has run down
practically every one of the score of
clews offeted. Practically every foot
of country between I.os Angelc and
I'omoun, where the bandit hoarded
the train, has been gone over. Scores
of men remained in the hills today,
whilo close watch U being kept upon
all trains and iutcrmbmt curs enter
ing Los Angeles.
Tho officers admitted that it is
likely that the robber lint slipped
into tho city and is In hiding here.
MKXICO CITY, Doc. :i. Chnrge
d'Affaircs O'Shatighuessy of the
American embassy hero today oHin!y
voiced his regret thnt Admiral Sir
Christopher ('ruddock, Knglish naval
commander in Mexican water, called
on Pietident lluerta yesterday .
"I don't bolieve the call should
have hpcn iitude," ho said. "It only
raised lluerta in his own estimation
and made tho situation harder for
I AND M
WORK IN ATE
Governor West Notifies Game and
Fish Wardens that Their Depart
ments No Longer ExistHatchery
Employes Out of .-. Job.
Discord Created by M. J. Kinney,
Who Refuses to Resign, Cause of
SALKM, Ore., Dec. 3. When Gov
ernor West accepted tho resignation
of four members of the stato fish and
game commission Monday, It had tho
effect of entirely wiping out the com
plete organizations of tho fish and
game departments In this state.
The governor today notified Statu
Game Warden Finlcy and Master
Fish Warden Clanton that their de
partments no longer existed. All
game and fish wardens throughout
the state, all employes at the fish
hatcheries and others employed by
the departments are out of Jobs.
The only member of the state fish
and gamo commission left Is M. J.
Kinney, over whom thd troublo whldi
has disrupted tho departments arose.
Kinney refuses to resign and Is re
sisting the governor's efforts to dis
The four members of the commis
sion. C. F. Stone. Klamath Falls, L
F. Hughes, Salem, I). K. Duncan,
Hood River and George B, Kelly of
Portland, who resigned said they did
so because Klnnoy was constantly
causing trouble In the .coinmlMlal
and'they' refused to longcrserre wltft
hlnr. . V-
OoVernor West announced today
that ho would not appoint anoth-jr
commission until ho was assured '.t
would operate harmoniously.
The first local step in n campaign
to interest southern Oregon fanners
in diversified ugriculturo wns taken
today when a delegation composed of
It. D. Hetzcl, director of extension
of tho O. A. C, Prof. Kuiiuer of Iho
Talent experiment station, Senator
Vonderllellen ofWelleu, mid Messrs.
Fuller, Frame, Dr. llagley and Mor
ris, upper valley farmers, called on
the county court and asked their co
operation by an appropriation of
SLoOO under the new law providing
cooperation with the State Agricul
tural college for diversified furuiinj;
information. The matter was taken
under advisement. ,
An expert would be stationed in tho
valley to interest tarmert in diversi
fied farm work, counsel1 with them
uml givo information regarding;
proper crops and their care,
Seven counties have taken advan
tage of tho law and have proved it
FOR $13,000 TOO MUCH
II. H. McCurdy, the iiiMirnnec man,
icportcd to tho county court the re
sults of an .examination made nt
their reipiest into the iuMiiuuco poli
cies outstanding. He reported that
tho court house, which was built at
n cost of $20,000 two decades ago,
was insured for S.TI.OOO, or 1 3,000
more than could ho collected in cuso
of its desti action by fire, whilo no
insurance was carried on ltd con
tents, The Griffin Creek rock rusher wn
insured for $4,000 and the policy
void. The county is, paying too high
ii rate on the poor farm policy,
Mr. McCurdy wus iiisiructcil to
prepare a uniform polfoy for tho
county's use, m ,
SEEK CO-OPERAT ON