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I'ii I r (onlutit, rnlu Tuesday
Max. .12 j Mln. 2.
Dully- Kluhtli Yr
United Stales Embassy Asserts That
Sir Lionel Cnntcn, Interested With
Syndicate In Exploitation ol Lauds
Enterprise Drpcndcnt on Htierla.
British Millionaires Orjjnulzctl Com
pnny Six Years Ajo and Diplomat
Is Now Closest Advisor.
Ml IN ICO CITY, IVIi. o- That Sir
l.iomd Cuidcu, 1 1 ritt h)i minlMcr here,
i iuirili'il wi h Lord Cowdrny,
head of (lit millionaire Pearson k ii
dienlo, in nn I'lili'ipiixn largely !'
pendent iif Pienident Ihii'rlii'H fiin
tiinmtlon in office to exploit Mexican
IniuU, wit mIhIi'iI lit tin limed
Stnttig i'iiitiHv lin Indity.
Thiwgli linl Cowdrny Iiiim pro
fred nlhiwio, ho IttiH been gin
i rally ihhiiIiiih1 one of llticrtit'
Ktrongiwi aiipmitcr. 'I'll i' lVaron
vHiUrntt) lm xnt Moxietiu iiili-rrxtx,
chhfly in oil land, nml it wit wide-
ly btlivsd Hint lm counted on net.
ting furtlmr eotti'MMlon fioui the
, lliii'tiu I'nrtUnn
Cnrdtw ln Ihtii httot avowedly
n IliimrU imiIimiiii. Ho liinl lint re
cently Mrrivisl m Mexico City when
President Wilxou iff imcil to rcfojr
! lilt Mexican eXtri'lllUil Mini kl'l.
ihI I lint iMrtli'iilnr imyehologieul mo
infill to riMMHiiU' hint mi HiiitliiiulV
I h 1 1 h I f liv pri'm'iiliiiK bin on ii I'lnli'ii
link. l.wlor hi huh iiiotti iin saying
Hint l'ri'niilwit WiUon iliil not under
ulitnil the Mexican situnlioii, niiil al-
tllMI(ll llC llrllil'll lllln tntelllftlt,
ntMuy I'oiiliiuii'il lo hollcxo ln made it.
Ily thin limn Iiin attitude begun to
lio io itoiHinenlril umiii I tut t l'ri'inir
Aqnilh attention wits called to
llllll Mllll III Hindi II HplMU'll xiitunlly
irpuUliiig Sir Kdwunl (liity'M pol
icy, hm carried out by ('union. Thw
not only put tln cxliimuisher on Car
ili'ii, Imt on Oroy, who wu thought
ll.V HIMHV LtlglilllllCl to III' too on-
ceptihlo lo tlin influence of Mich iiu'ii
h l.onl Cowdrny, ami l'or a linn' Imt
tit tin uhh luwiiil from Sir Lionel.
.iltlor to lliii'rlii
Wlnii I'ri'iiilout WiNoii ismicd lunt
week hiit older lifting tin embargo
on shipment of munitions from I In
1'iiitril Stall's across llm hinder to
tin1 Mexican libels, however, Ciitilcn
wiin iiiiiini ihu I imt to ho culled into
conference hy the dictator, mid he
Ims been conspicuous among hm nil
xtwor over miuii'.
Tim alleged liil'ormntion concern
ing III" hind enlernrim xiih Niiiil to
lut it heen ohttiiili'il In-ill llm tiitti:
ler of t'oloiiir.iition nnd iinluhtri'V
hum reconU. They were copied, it
uiih iindiirnlnod, hy I.011U Dunlin, tin1
1'niled SIiiIim iiiiIiiinuv'h IckmI nd
ixor, mill it wiim expected the copy
would lm hunt to Wiishinloii.
Thoy hhowiMl, iii'i'ordiiiK to tho tin
IniNay uoiioiinl, thill I'nideii, Cowilruy
nnd n numhor of inillioiiniics oikiiii
icd llit) compnny hj ,ciiik iio when
(' i den wiim llrilirh coiihiiI ncnenil in
.Mexico t'ily. Iji mid Cuuilriiy won1
I. noun lo ho I'liMo I'rieiidH at Ihc time
of Ihc iippoinlmciit lo llm pot of
ininihtcr (o Mu.xico. Sir Lionel rc
fithcd (o ivo out miy interviinv when
iihlt'i'il ciinccniliiK' Dm ninllcr.
Tim Hiilish rcpiehcjilnllve in under
onleiH to pny nnolher iit lo l.oii
ihut hhorlly for u confcrcnco with
tho foiciL'ti olfici', mid it wiirt liu
limed hero Ihu WiiKhiiiKtou inhninin
trillion would prolcrtt uK"inhl Inn 10
linn to Mexico Ciy.
NKW YOIIK, Koh. 0. Duo, It wob
HidiiKht, to tho Hiunlluiiuu of tho
Standard oil couipiiuy of Now- York'a
lint dividend and to the, poor Htuto
iimutH IflHiied hy tho lluckoyo l'lpolluu
nml Atlantic KuNiiIuk coiiuuuiIo.i,
Hlaiularil Oil HtorliH hroko Hhnrply on
tho iiitrh imirkot horo IIiIh afternoon
whllo luokeiK fniiKht to uxecuto or
iIcih. In one liiHlanro Ihhucu titnihlqil
two hiimlrod polntu, It wiih tho most
within ility Uroml .Strnot lum known
nIiii'u tliu Yukon iluy flvu youiu ngo,
CANDIDATE FOn GOVERNOR
VISITING IN MEDFORD
Mr. C J. Smith
l)r V J Smllli. fornierb of Pen
illctoii, now o)1 I'orlliuul, n)enl n fiv
liourn hi Miiironl Montlny xIbUIpk
frlemU nml tnlkliiK over the polltlrnl
nil tint Itiii. Mo l n eamlldato for tho
ileinorriitlo nomliintlon iih covernnr,
niiil licrtiuno lut U nvoroil hy (lovor
tinr Went, linn heen dilblied Hid "rosl
tturtry lecato" hy thn I'ortlnuil Oro
Konlnti. Dr. Hmltlt icrved two tcruiH
In tin Kttito mtinto mi nountor from
t'mntllln county nml mailu nn cnl
uldo reiiitntlon. Ho wnn n ntnun.'li
Hiipiorler of Hio Crntcr l.nko roml lit 1 1
nml tho Anlitniul norinnl hcIkioI.
"I neck thn dcmorrntlr nomliintlon
for Koxcrnnr," unlit Dr. Sinitti "upon
it platform of Imv enforcement nml
oftttiouiy I bellevn the luw rlioulJ
lm ciifurriHl nml think (ioviriior V!
linn itoiio rlKhl In onforcliiK It. 1 bo
llevu tho tluio Iiuh coiuo to cnll n
hnlt In IokIhUHmi oxtnivnKnnco.
Tliuro nro too tunny honrdH nml com
iiiIiwIoiih, too ninny offlccrn drawing
unlnrlim. I ntnml ploilKml to kIvo nil
jinrU of tlio ulnto n nqtinrt1 ilnl nml
will rim Hint Southern Oregon Kot
It nhnri' '
THIRD BIG LEAGUE
Ni:Y YOUK, IMi. It I'lal iiiliiiih.
nion Hint mitor Icmkuc luichull iiiiik'
iiiiIch inleiuhd con-iilcnn n thud
hii; leiiKue o ii iuciiiih of incctini; the
l-ulcriil league wiih solecd ht'iv Ihi"
itfti'inoon hy I'rinlcnt linker of the
Philadelphia Xatiounl league cluli.
According lo Ksii l M phiuncd for
the third leuirtio to itahlili it-elf
in WiiHliintdii, Hitltiiiioie, llull'alo,
I'KUhuij;, Cleveland, llrooklyu, De
troit nml Cincinnati, linker mlmiW
teil Ihirt plan would lm iIUciiksciI nt
toumrrowV joint iiiceliiij; of Nation
al nml Aineiiean league dircclrs here,
"We lutiKt do Miiuelliiii;. The puh
lie ilciimmN it. 1 am heartily in fit
vor of contimiout huhehull in the hi;
eition, niiil it is leiiKouiihly eeilaln
lo come Hoouer or Inter, '
It wiih rcpoili'd here lute today
Ihut the iniiKmiles plan for cneh nia-
joi' leiiKiie lemn to Hurreiuler u cer
ium uuuiher ol tueii nml launch u
league wiih the hacking of organised
haHchull. Sueli u Icau'UC, liusehull
men here xiiiil, woiihl force tint Feil-
CrillK OUt Of llllNillt'iol,
S'HW YORK, Koh. fl. Slmrp art
vnnccs marked early tradliiK In Btouku
today. Although tho ileal Iukh lm
canto Ii'HR active iih the day pro
Kt'uHued, prlcoH hold well, Tobacco
Jumped :ii, Ono point advances
worn m ado In Canadian l'aclflu,
Union Pacific. Now York Central.
ItomlliiK, Hock Inland and American
Car ami Koumlary, International
IInrvontur fell 1. Hock Jtdnnil eaggoil
lo IiihI week's level, taking aomo
otheiH with It,
Uomla woro lirefulnr.
PROPOSED TO FIGHT
Attack In Proucss on Tamplco, An
other at Torrcon and a Third at
Pachucha Dcscrtlnp; Federals
Hucrta Secured Million by Appeal to
Wealthy Mexicans, Dcclarlnq the
MEXICO CITY, Fob. O.ITcnl-
dent lluorta'H poiltlou lecmcil more
deniurate today than nt uy tlnift
iluco lie rulzvil control of tho Mexi
An nttnek wm In progrciH on Tam
plco. Torrcon hoi menaced. Vln
rente KeKtinr, liisurnent, inllllonalr'.
nml ex-bullflKhter, wnit reported pre
paring to ntleuiit the rapturu of
I'nrhuclin. (Jenernl Kellp AkouIch, a
ilinertlm; federal commander, w.u
until to ho nttackliiR Mnznttan. He
went oxer to the rebcU Imt mod):,
while iiippoKodly nldliiK In tho clty'4
DKnffcctloii In City
Finally, illinffectlon rontlmiod to
idmnier ltinldo Mexico City, lluertn
wan wntclilni: thoie ho nuRpectnil like
n hawk. Thcro were too ninny to
nrrcHt, IncludlnR nmoiiK others, prac
tically tho entire police department.
Hut for all of the dictator's vlRllanco,
oxen IiIm frlcndu rcnllxed Hint nn
outhrenk mlKht occur nt any moment,
nml It n nn likely nn not to prove
n micreiafttl one.
The HuertUtu nowipapers were
trylnK to mnku rnpltnl out of the
Cumlire tunnel Incident, miertlntt
Hint Maximo Cnnttllo, lender of tho
I) nn ( rcipomlblo for tho IrnRedy, was
not nn Irresponilbto hnmllt hut a
couKtltutlnnnl commnnder who was
tllnpiitlnK Cenernl Villa's authority
Frying out the I'nt
It was learned today that when
Villa conflncnted tho Tcrrnnxan es
tates In Chlliiinhiin recently, llucrt.i
rnlled (ho rich locnl Mcxlcnn'n at
tention to what had been done, add
"Thcie rebels nro soclallits. Th?y
bellexn In such dUtrlbutlona of
wealth If they tnko tho cnpltal
they lll conflsrnto your estates and
your hank holdings, too, and distri
bute them nmoiiK Hiomsolx'cs. I ant
tho only power between them and
you, If you expect mo to savo you,
you must help mo get tho money."
It was understood ho secured 91,
000.000 on tho strength of thla ap
peal. Helatlxcs of tho dictator have
also obtained Mexico City gambling
homo couccrIouh from which they
liavo been netting three hundred
thousand pesos monthly.
IN FIST FIGHT
DKNVKII, Colo., Feb. 0. F. 0.
Hoiifils, purl owner of the Denver
Post, mid T. J. O'Donnell, nn tutor-
ney, eugnged in a fist fight in tho.
corridor of tho courthouse hero to
Old bitterncM between tho two
men wiih inereused us u result of the
present enmpnign of thu Denver
Union Witter company for n hew
franchise. They met in tho court
house, where llonfils has a suit pond
ing against tho water company. A
ounrrcl followed, nnd llonfils, it is
alleged, struck O'Donnell in the face,
heavy seal rim badly cutting the
ilVhtiuulei'ii usserlcd that O'Don
nell drew u revolver nnd tried to fire,
hut that llonfils grabbed tho weapon
nnd thrust his finder under tho ham
mer. O'Donnell, it U alleged, again
tried to shoot, but Michael Delauey,
n former chief of police, disarmed.
llonfils swore out n warrant for
O'Dounell'fi invest, charging him with
iissiuilt wiih intent to kill.
FIFTY PERISH IN
Of Those Aboard Mexican Passen
nor Train Which Dashed Into Tun
nel, Clashing With Freight, Previ
ously Wrecked, None Survive.
Fire Destroys All But Steel Frame
work of Ccaches Occupants As
phyxiated and Cremated.
CUM HUB, Mcx., Feb. 0. Oxygen
helmet tueii were till .searching the
railroad tunnel hero today for bodies
of those who perished in the wreck
of the piiKMcngcr Iran: which hint
week ditched into, the hi; horo nnd
elnhhctl with ii freight previously
puhhed intiiilc nml ttt on fire hy ban
ditti under .Miixwio.Cnhtillo.
Of tho estiniuted fifty-odd on
hoard, they nnid it wim certain not
one survived. Bxecpt for the corpse
of Juan Fernandez, rear brnkrimin
of the patoieuger train, who Hiiceeed
ed in getting to within J00 feet of the
tiinnel'n north entrance before he
Mieeuinbcd to trnffoeation, denpito
the handkerchief ho had knotted
tightly ucro-m Jiis uioulh nml nos
trils, it was even iloiihtcd if nny ree
oguiznhle rcmninn would ho found.
Only tho metal portion of the
earn rumniucd, thu. woodwork linvlug
been completely burned, nnd it via
thought' extfcnlcly likely that thoKe
on hoard were ilicinc'ralcd with tlntn.
If nny bodies did remain, it wnt.
Hiiid they mnM hiivd been Mived from
tho flamci by the ciirth which enirn
bled from the tuuncl'ri roof mid bides
in largo ipiunti:ies jyind in fotne
lilneoi. buried tho w;r'k- several feet
These enrth-fIU wen- oiitinuiiig,
making tho Hcnreher' work extreme
ly hiizurdous, nnd w they xrorked
they wcro compelled to hhoro up the
tunnel, xxhich greatly delavcd them.
rhuH far the search him been con
ducted front the south entrance to
the tunnel. An attempt was to he
made this nftemonnt however, to
penetrate the north porta! beyond
tho spot xtliero Fernandez,' body was
Tho corrected lit indicated thnt,
including pns6engerH nnd crew, there
xvero fifteen Americans who lint
their lives on the inscngcr train. Of
these, eight were railroad men, whoie
namcH were made public Saturday.
Tho ninth man wo named Hurgess,
whoso residence and occupation were
unknown. The tenth xvns Mrs. I.ee
Cnrntth, xvifc of an engineer nt Ma
dera. Willi her were her five chil
dren. RAKER TO FIGHT
VxASUlNliTOX, Feb. l. "1 mn
going to fight any attempt to sup
press my JiipniH'so exclusion bill
when it comes up before, the house
immigration committee Thursday,"
said Representative linker of tali-
tornia this afternoon.
Raker's declination menus (hut lis
'inti'inlu to lock bouts with Secretary
of Stitto lliyan, who is iilrcudy said
to have obtained it promise trom u
mttioritv of the commit Icemen to
table the measure.
"Asuttto onoIumou legislation is
far from being a dead issue," said
Raker. "In fact, it is redhot. I
hopo and believe that xvo will get an
exclusion hill through before this
session of congress ends'
DUE TO NEGLIGENCE
LONDON, Feb. . Tho Tltnnle ills
lister was caused by uogllgoneo, ac
cording to a decision of tho court of
appeals horo today In affirming a
damago verdict obtained by relatives
of four steerage victims, in a. test
'ease from a lowor court. Tito deci
sion Is expected to precipitate euor
moiia litigation by rolatlvea of lum
I dieds of victims,
IWIJIiTAKY 0, 1014.
THE REAL MAN BEHIND
MaA1, . o"
Mr (SilimTc U rated an bclns
League He d'rs not tak fir tiLJJ
lonre.xrd He Idea li U j reale.it lu
an- Hi . vrho do tho talking.
FALLS TO DEATH
x fjAN' IMGpt Col., IVb, !. Klmig
fniin lib seat in n Vight-'frydru-
plaiie, Anisy Aviator Post, the best-1
known flyer of the North Island mili
tary aviation school, plunged to bis
death in six feet of witor in San
Diego bay nt 9:3" o'clock this morn
ing, after u fall from an altitude of
.100 feet. '
Lieutenant Post's skull was frac
tured. Although still breathing when
picked up by the first launch to nr
rive on the scene of the fntnl acci
dent, be died on the xvny to shore.
Captain Cownn, commander of the
aviation camp, xvas able to give no
explanation of the accident. The
aeroplane is n wreck, he said, nnd it
will he almost impossible to deter
mine what caused the mishap.
Lieutenant Pot is survived by his
widow, xvho lived with him in Coro
nndo. Ho was the holder of the a nny
altitude record of 1'J.MO feet. He
had been in the air ono hour and
two minutes at the time of his fall.
Scores of men and women nlonjj the
water front saw the aeroplane sud
denly dip nml plunre toward the xvu-
ter. Aviator Wildinnn, of the Cur-
lis4 Minm. wltit wiw itin1iiiti thn Imv 1
in a flying boat, xvas the first t'o
arrive on the scene. Post xvas lying
in tne wnter nliout JOU jeet trom lus
wrecked machine. A gasoline
from the I'nitcd States uav
ship Iris arrived five minutes ufter
the fall. Launches mid boats were
soon circling around. With members
of tho Iris crew working frantically
to save the life of the aviator, the
launch made for North Island at lull
speed. Post died within a few mo
ments without ever regaining con
sciousness. DIGGS HELD TO
SAX FRANCISCO, Cat., Feb. !).
Polieo Judge Crist today held Maury
I. Diggs nnd Walter Oilligim to tho
superior court for trial. They xvero
charged with nn offense against Ida
Pearring, said by herself and her
mother to be 17 years old, and by
the defense to bo 21.
Their bonds remained at the prev
ious figure, $10,000 each. Neither
could furnish them, so they wcro re
turned to the city prison. Attorney
Coghliu, for tho defense, hud asked
that the eases be dismissed, but was
The defense put seven witnesses
on tne siiiuu. in tucsc, one was .ir.i
9W fJlivV SHrT T-HlllllllllHtK TrKVA7M
Ii I v. TZ3SSBBBHlwv.v 11 Va I ltBClHS' urspi
THE FEDERAL LEAGUE
-mt. tNAg? m
the IIIHI, nun bfli ml tie IVder.;'
Ity very r.u h tint uoe u.4 lue
name only aud thit the woiklng fun-ci
PORTION!), Or., Feb. fl. "Snunt-
ffers' rights' in the Oregon A Cali
fornia land grant forfeiture xvere
given another hard blow today when
L mted States District Judge lieun
ruled ngaitist B. C. McLaughlin in
his suit to enjoin tho Silver Fulls
Timber company from running its
logging railroad over it comer of the
quarter section on which he locnted
in Marion county in 1U0S.
McLaughlin's claim is within the
limits of the Oregon & California
land grant. Ho represented thnt bis
belief that the railroad company held
title to the land he xvns endeavoring
to acquire n quarter section under
the tonus of tho national grant,
which provided they must be sold to
actual settlers at -?2..i0 an nere.
The railroad xvas constructed by
tho timber company under u lease
from the Southern Pacific.
Judge He. in held that McLaughlin
by "squatting" uequircd no title
from the ntiiroad, and because the
laud is not subject to the general
laud laws of the I'uited States be
has no claim that would entitle a
court to restrain occupation of the
laud hy anyone holding land under a
p- l0, tM 0lvS" California
MONTH FO Rl HET
PORTLAND. Ore, Feb. 9 As a
result of their conviction in December
on tho charge of msluslng tho malls,
J. T. Conwny xvns sentenced to eight
months In tho county Jail and Frank
lllehet xvas sentenced to ono month
in jail and fined H000 by United
States District Judge Dean today,
Conwny xvas general manager and
IUchot xvns president of the Oregon
Inland Development company, tho
business of whMi xvns to Bell Kastern
and Central Oregon mountainous
lauds and later loggod-oft lands of
Union county In small acroago "or
Judgo Hean's summing up of the
case xvas a strong robuko to the
transactions of tho pair.
WOOD FILES PETITION
DEBTS $7432, ASSETS NOTHING
PORTLAND, Or., Feb. II. J. 1.
Wood, Medford realty dealer, filed
a potilion in bankruptcy in the fed
eral court here today. Liabilities
,u re given at ;f7-32, ussets nothing.
President C. Hunter Ralnc of Mer
cantile National Bank of Memphis
Arrested on Charrje of $788,804
Shortage, Pleads Guilty.
Gambled on Cotton Market With the
Bank's Funds Mather Maintains
He Has Been Insane for Year.
M KM I'M IS, Tonn., Fob, 9.-Prcsl-dent
C. Hunter Italno of tho Mercan
tile National Dank hero, was arrcstod
today, charged with a IT3S.S04 hor
arc. Tho bank, ltn capital and surplus
completely wiped out, failed to open
today. The directors admitted Its
Insolvency. How long they had sus
pected It was not known. It was an
nounced, however, following a meet
ing Sunday afternoon.
Turns Over I'rojicrty
Halno turned over to tho bank hln
entire personal estate, estimated to
bo worth $400,000, but this fell far
short of making up the amount nces
sary to savo the bank. Tho arrest
was made at his palatial Memphis
residence. lie was ono of tho clty'.i
most prominent men. Ills lossei
wcro attributed to unsuccessful cot
It was roportcd that Ralno specu
lated with the bank's funds onco be
fore, prior to his election as presi
dent. Ugly rumors were current and
It was roportcd that ho narrowly es
caped being wiped out, then but at the
last moment tho market turned and
ho made about 11,000,000. It was
then that ho was promoted to tba
The officers who came to arrest him
found him pacing his bedroom clad
only in a bathrobe. His face was
drawn and haggard and ho seemed on
tho vergo of nervous collapse. Ills
mother maintained that he had been
Insane slnco his wife's sudden death
a year ngo.
Million ami Half Sliy
Tho bank's liabilities xvero esti
mated at $2.910,3I and Its assets
Arraigned before Judgo Palmer.
Italne exclaimed: "I am guilty. I
don't want ball. Send mo to prison."
Tho court fixed his bonds at J 100
000, which tho prisoner refused to
try to secure and xvas locked up. It
xvas believed his defense would bo In
sanity. FREE CANAL TOLLS
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. Tho
frco canal tolls provision of thu Haiti
more platform has been nullified hy
International complications and as a
result It Is up to tho democratic par
ty to disregard Its declaration.
This, at tho least, xvas tho opinion
voiced today hy President Wilson.
He also inado it plain that ho ex
pects congress to repeal tho exemp
tion section of tho tolls bill. Tho
president told callers that It probably
would bo unnecessary to send a spe
cial messago to congress on tho sub
ject. Tho president thinks tho clause
might have beon nil right at the tlmo
It was put in tho national platform
but ho holds that tho forolgu rela
tions of tho country have changed
slnco thon. Uo would not explain,
however, just what change had token
place. Ho said Kngland was tho only
country protesting against tho frco
tolls clause, but that It xvas not a
pressing matter, as Kngland seemsd
content to await tho pleasure of tho
The president declined to discuss
his personal xIowb on the educational
test lu tliQ Huructt-Dllllngliain Immi
Ho said ho hatied to announce the
completo membership of the fodoral
reserve bank board not lator than
March I. It wilt bo considered when
Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo
returns to Washington next wek.
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