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SALEM, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1911.
IHESE FIGHT DESPERATE BATTLE
BATTLE 1$ A BLOODY ONE
Rebeis Are Driven From Their Entrenchments Finally, But
Make Several Magnificent Charges, Which Were Re
pulsed Only at the Point of the Bayonet Train Loads of
Wounded Reaching Hankow Tell of the Deadliness of the
Contest Rebel Losses Are Said to Be Enormous, But the
Royalists Were Badly Punished.
Hankow, China, Oct. 18. After a
desperate battle north of here today
the Chinese rebels sustained their
first serious defeat. The Imperial
troops, which were landed from the
fleet, under Admiral Sah Chen Ping,
attacked the rebel entrenchments
and inflicted enprmous 'losses.
After several hours of sanguin
ary fighting the rebels were dis
lodged from their breastworks and
retreated toward their fortress at
During the engagement the most
desperate valor was exhibited by both
sides. The rebels several times de
serted their breastworks and swept
across the open country to the lines
which the federals held. Each time
they were repulsed at the point of
Train loads of the wounded from
the field of battle are arriving here.
Vice-Admiral Sir Alfred L. Wins
kee, commanding the 13 foreign ves
sels In the Han river, landed during
the battle .with a force composed of
men from all ships.
Dr. MacWlllie, an American mis
sionary. Is doipj heroic pork In re
ceiving and caring for the wounded.
A recurrence of hostilities Is Immi
nent. PRESIDENT EXTENDS
HIS TRIP TO SOUTH
UNITED PHKSS LI1A7KD WIM.l
Washington, Oct. 18 Progressives
here attribute the extension of Pres
ident Taft's trip to the endorsement
of Senator LaFollette of Wisconsin
by the Chicago progressive confer
ence for the presidential nomination.
It is reported that President Taft
orlgnally believed the south would
solidly support him, and later the
word arrived that federal officers In
the south feared that a Democrat
would be elected in 1912 unless radi
cal steps were at once taken.
It Is positively known that Presi
dent Taft's managers considered this
theory in switching to original plans
of the tour, and the decision to visit
Kentucky and Tennessee is consid
Preparing for Fight.
UNITED I'EKSS LEASED WIKI.l
Fresno, Cal., Oct. 18. That the
Southern Pacific company has col
lected a force of 200 men here, half
the number of gunfighters, and is
making preparations to receive more,
is the statement made today by Har
ry Johnson, a deserting strike-breaker.
He said that more bunn houses
ate being erected in the stockade
where the 200 men are housed in
preparation for additions to the
The sanitary conditions In the
stockade are bad, according to John
son. It is almost impossible to get
trains through (V time he said, and
most of the engines are in so danger
ous a state of repair that the engi
neers are afraid to use them.
Used and praised by the most
competent and careful pas
try cooks the world over
The only Baking Powder made
from Royal Grape Cream of
Tartar made from grapes
ARMIES AND THE
Spectators who witnessed the bat
tle) from the river bank were fired
Admiral Sah has ordered all but
actual combatants out of the firing
Part of the revolutionary army
which participated in the battle, are
claiming that victory would have
been theirs had their ammunition
Flaunt Flags in Hongkong.
San Francisco, Oct. 18. Author
ities of the Imperial Chinese govern
ment at Canton are disarming the
soldiers of the new army for the pur
pose of frustrating, If possible, a sus
pected plot among the men to join the
revolution, according to a cable re
ceived here today by the Chung Sal
Yat Bo, a Chinese daily paper.
Hongkong Is today the scene
of a unique revolutionary demonstra
tion, stated another dispatch re
ceived by local Chinese. This is the
birthday of Confucius, and in former
years the1 yellow dilgon flags of the
Imperial government were unfurled
throughout the city in celebration of
the day. But this year thousands of
the red, white and blue banners of
the new republic were In evidence.
TWO MAY DIE FROM
Astoria. Or., Oct. 18. Robert Wil
bur and Edward Reed were probably
fatally injured today when an auto
mobile driven by Julius Wilbur,
leaped from the plank roadway at
I'nlontown and fell bottonislde upon
the rocky beach 20 feet below. Both
men were pinned under the tonneau.
All are prominent here. Reed is a
brother of Emerson Reed, who drove
the famous, racing boat, the Wigwam
II during the recent championship
regatta races here.
FILERS MV8IO HOl'SK
WIN'S PIAVO CONTRACT SI IT
The case of Eilers Music House vs.
U- S. Rider was decided before Judge
Kelly today in favor of Eilers Music
The question Involved was the en
forcement of a piano contract wnere
hv a nlano was to be paid for on the
Installment plan. In this particular
case the defendant refused to make
payments as agreed. The case was
submitted to the jury on the facts as
set forth by each side, and argument
was waived. The Jury brought in a
verdict for the plaintiff for $710,
plus interest and $250 attorney's
Bad Train Wreck.
Beaumont, Miss., Oct. 18. One Is
dead and 27 are Injured today as a
result of the wreck of a passenger
train on the New Orleans, Mobile &
Chicago railroad, when the tra'n left
the rails and turned over. Baggage
master Potts was killed.
.sr r m w iv 4. mam k e 1 in I
Murder ami Suicide.
Portland, Ore., Oct. 18. Ly
ing in positions which Indicated
that he had shot and killed his
wife while she sat at a piano In
their apartments at the Stanley
apartment house, and then
blown out his own brains, the
bodies of Irving A. Mlllichant,
29 years old, city salesman for
the Standard Oil compauy, and
his wife were found today.
It is believed the murder
and suicide occurred Monday
night, as occupants of apart
ments nearby heard music dur
ing that evening, and nothing
was seen or heard of the couple
until the janitor forced open
the doors today.
The weapon found In Milli
chant's hand was a new auto-
matic pistol. No reason for the
man's act is known.
With a large attendance and with
a splendid program, the teachers' an-1
nual institute convened this fore-
noon at the high school building, and .
it will be In session for three days
nnnpliiflliiff JSVIilnv. On tha loaf rlnv
it will be held In connection with the.Ee Witness Who H us, Just Reached
school officers' convention.
The institute opened this morning
with a talk by Helen Kennedy on the
subject of "Care and Mending of
Books", and it was interesting. Fol
lowing It came the department ses
sions with talks on the following
subjects: "Primary reading, Standards
and How Attained," Ruby E. Shear
er; "Intermediate Drawing," Miss
Campbell; "Advanced Geography," L.
R. Traver; "High School," selected,
R. L. Kirk, principal of the high dred and thirty-two persons lost
school of this city; rural supervisory their lives In the terrific storm and
district No. 1, county school superln- tidal wave that swept the West Coast
tendent Smith; rural supervisory ' of Mexico on October 4, last, accord
district No. 2, J. W. L. Smith; super- , Ing to an eye witness, who arrived
vlsory district No. 3, Lizzie Cornelius, here today from Guaymas, Mexico,
After the department sessions came He places the dead as follows:
a recess and then the teadhers lis- Santa Rosalia, 200; Orltz, 11;
tened to a talk by Professor H. A.
Adrian who took for his subject "The
School Teacher's Crop". His ad
dress was both Instructive and en
tertaining. Afternoon Program.
During the afternoon there was a
continuation of the department ses
sions; and upon their conclusion,
Professor H. A. Adrian delivered an
address and so did J. H. Ackerman
president of the Monmouth Normal.
President Ackerman took for his
topic, "The Reciprocal Relation of
the Teacher and the Supervisors."
He also delivered a second address,
taking for his topic, "Forward Move
ments In Oregon, Past and Future."
This evening Professor Adrian will
speak at the high school.
PUTS ONE OVER
Despite that engineers gave it as '
their opinion that the feat could not
be accomplished, Axcel Marcs, a
Swedish sailor and inmate of the
state hospital for the Insane, with the
assistance of about 200 other In-
mates, raised a flag pole on the new
park at the asylum grounds yester
day, and It marked an Important
event in the history of the institu
tion, so far as the inmates were con
cerned. The pole was 13 6V& feet In length
and lay flat on the ground. The about 10 years ago undertook to re
problem of raising It was submitted claim a tract of land near Paisley,
to several emploves of the Instltu- but failed, because of lack of money.
It'on. and they contended that it
I could not be done by blocks and
I tackles, as suggested by Marcs- Hav
j ing confidence In his judgment. Dr.
; Steiner, superintendent of the inst
itution, put him in charee of the
j work, and, with about 200 inmates
I pulling on the ropes, the sailor had
'the satisfaction, after several hours'
I of labor, of seeing It ra'sed,
The event was witnessed by Secre
tarr of State Olcott, Ralph Watson,
1 private secretary to Governor West, j
and several other state officials.
Los Angeles, Cal, Oct. 18.
iThe striking shopmen of the Soiith
I era Pacific will gather th!s after
I noon in a big labor mass meeting and
llBtun. tn rennrto from other nnln'a
j where the strike is In -'ogress. The
! strike leaders are Jubilant over the
'way the men are 'standing pat" and
feel that the trike is as good ai
won. Mother Jone l to be the prln-
rt pal speaker at the 31 a as meeting.
McCred-'e Cans Henderson.
San Francisco. Ot. 18.
"Bonnie" Henderson "has prob-
ably played . his last game of
baseball on the racinc coast,"
declared Walter McCredie, man
ager of the Portland Beavers,
McCredie is evidently thor-
oughly enraged with the pitcher.
He has been unreliable ever
since he left Portland," he" said
disgustedly. "He has been sus-
pended. He's out of it; that's
all there Is to It."
McCredie has put up with
Henderson's propensities for
some time past, owing to his
ability as a mound artist.
Bill Steen Is on his way to
Portland today, to go to the
bedside of his wife, who Is ill
there. The remainder of Mc-
Credle's pitching staff is here
to do battle with the Seals for
the rest of the week.
Details of the Terrific Storm
and Tidal Wave on Coast of
Mexico Just Beginning to Be
Ant KIMUWN I U Dt UtAU
Nogales From Guayiiiiis Tells of
Disaster Property Loss Above
$20,000,000, mid 2:fe Dead Will
Take Six Weeks to Repair the
Railroads and Open Communica
Nogales, Ariz., Oct. 18 Two hun-
Guaymas, 9; San Jose, 7; Empalme,
The loss to the mines belonging to
the Bole O. French company Is
placed at $5,000,000.
It is estimated today that it will
require at least six weeks to restore
rail communication with the West
The loss to the railroads and pri
vate parties is placed at $20,000,000.
There will he a big Socialist rally
at Commercial hall Thursday even-
I ing, October lath, at which Prudence
I Stokes Brown will be the principal
speaker. Salem people are cordially
Invited to be present and hear the
latest ideas on the scientific organi
zation of society in the Interest of
all the people.
COST COMI'AXV $(112.80
TO IX-MSSSOLVE ITSELF
1 Six hundred and twelve dollars
and fifty cents Is the sum It cost the
Portland Irrigation cempany to be re
Instated In the corporation depart
ment of the secretary of state, so that
It Could make a transfer of Its prop
erty to the Northwest Townslte com
pany. The Portland Irrigation company
Lately it made arrangements to trans
fer Its Interest in the project to the
Northwest Townsltp company, but to
effect a legal transfer It was neces
sary for It to be re'nstated as a cor
poration, as It had been dissolved be
cause of a failure to pay Its annual
license for several years. The fees
for re'nstatement amounted to $612.
WILL AWARD F.IMSOX
THE XOHI.E PRIZE
Stockholm, Sweden. Oct. 18. It 's
reported today that Thomag A. Edi
son will be awarded the Noble P'ize
th's year for his distinguished
achievements In physics.
The prize consists of one-fif'h of
the annual Interest from a 19.000.
000 fund left In 1896 by Alfred B.
Noble for rewarding the services of
the world of thosu who. make the
most dist'ngulshed advances tn the
five branches of physics, chemistry,
medicine, literature and peace.
IYW1ITE OR GAS THE QOBTIID
ITS HEADS 1 III TAILS YOU LOSE"
Strikers Are Hopeful.
San Francisco, Oct. IS.
Local leaders of the shopmen's
strike on the Southern Pacific
declare themselves pleaded with
present prospects in a strike
bulletin today, and assert that
present signs point to their win
ning their demands. They allege
that the railroad has been
forced to abandon a large part
of Its freight service, and that
many passenger trains are run
ning from four to six hours late.
Strike pickets declare that
but three of the original car
men are left In the local shops,
together with about six Imported
men. They say nearly BOO
cars are unrepaired In the
yards, and allege that an aver
age of about five cars are bejng
repaired dally, against a previ
ous average of from 40 to 50.
UNITED TRESS LEASED WISE.
Los nAgeles, Cal., Oct. 18. The
pioneers of Los Angeles today In
vited President Taft to make his
home In this city when the time ar
rives that he shall have completed his
labors as president of the UnPed
States. The letter to President Taft
Inviting him to make h's residence In
Los Angeles said in part:
"We believe that a permanent res
idence in Los Angeles Is the greatest
blessing which can be bestowed upon
a human being, and we respectfully
Invite you to join us here."
BO WHITE HIT BY
A SKIDDING. AUTO
To be struck by a skidding auto
mobile, on the corner of State and
Commercial streets and to be hurled
up against a tree and escape with
but a few minor bruises, was the ex
perience of Ben White today.
The automobile was driven by Hen
ry Turner and was coming south on
Commercial. When he reached State,
he made a sharp turn, and the ma
chine skidded, striking lien White,
who was standing on the curb talk
ing to a friend. White was hurled
up against a tree and Buffered a cut
over the eye and a few minor In
SAME ItESlLTH OXLV
united moss leased wins
Tacoma, Oct. 1 8 . K. S. Taulhee,
who slipped away to nea with l!i-year-old
Frances Arnold, when they
were refused a marriage license, mum
serve from one to "ten years In the
penitentiary for abduction. Both he
and the girl are still willing to mnr
ry, but her family objects.
HIGH SCHOOL AT
UNITED I-BBHB LEASED WIRE
L(,s, Angeles, Cal., Oct. 18. The
I'nlon high school building, at Hunt
ington Park, was totally destroyed by
(ire today entu'llng a loss of $(''i,
000. With absolutely no water pres
sure the firemen were absolutely pow
eress, and stood by and watched the
hanilsonio striic'uip destroyed.
SE ItlTAItY CLEANED
Secretary of State Olrotl today
awarded a contract for the paint.
Ing of the Interior of the elevator
shaft at the sta'e house to II. M.
Ilne!. and when the work Is com
pleted the state house will have been
chaned up. as the ierrntary put It.
th's morning, from "cellar in dome"
The general clean up work was
done by convicts from the peniten
tiary. The basement, which had not
been cleaned for a number of years,
was completely renovated, and many
artlc.-H of furniture, which were
stord In It, removed and put Into
service In the various Institutions,
Opera Singer Divorced.
I'XITEO PIEftH I.EA KED WIHE.)
New York. Oct 18. Olive Fretn
stad, orpfH nlngr. announced, on
her arrival from Europe today, 'hat
,sh wa divorced from Edson W.
Sutphen. on July 1 1.
She and Sutphen were among the
first to esrap frt m San Francisco at
the time of tho big fire. They went
to Salt Lake, and married there. Her
d'vorce was secured through charges
of misconduct and unfaithfulness.
IF JUROR THINKS DYNAMITE
WAS USED HE IS A GOOD JUROR
IF HE THINKS GAS, HE IS HOT
District Attorney Takes Position That to the Average Layman
Seems Indefensible, and It Looks as Though He Was Not
Willing to Give McNamara a Fair Trial, But Wanted to
Pack the Jury Darrow Thinks Sauce for the Goose Should
Also Satisfy the Gander Judge Bordwell Reserves Decision
Hall of Records, Los Angeles, Cal.,
Oct. 18 Dynamite or gas?
The Issues In the trial of Jameg D.
McNamari, accused of the murder of
Charles J. Haggerty in connection
with the destruction of the Los An-J
geles Times, were squarely Joined to-
It is now of record that the state
will Insist on a dynamite plot in
proving Its corpus doiectl, while the
defense will resist this at all times,
by trying to show the explosion to
have been due to gas, and the death
of the 21 men who lost their Uvea to
have been accidental,
The Jolnlngof the Issues followed
the Interposition of a challenge for
cause by the defense of Venireman
George W. McKee, heretofore bc-
cepted by them. It doveiopcd over
night that he was on record as be.
llevlng that dynamite caused the
The state strenuously resisted ex
cusing this venlrman for thlB cause.
District Attorney Fredericks took tho
position that thnt, even though a
man believed that dynamite or other
high explosive was used, he would
still be a fair Juror, If ho did not
have the opinion that McNnmnra ac
tually placed the explosive. Ho said
"LLEMONS" ARE IV
FAVOR OF WIIjLSON
CNITID MESS IJUBED WIM.l
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 18. That
Governor Wood row Wilson, of New
JerBoy, will receive the solid vote of
the California delegation for the
presidential nomination at the Dem
ocratic convention next yenr Is the
belief of some of tho loading Dem
ocrats of Los Angeles. In expressing
himself as satisfied that Wilson will
have a solid delegation from this
state, Lorln A. Handloy, city clerk of
Las Angeles, said.
"Wilson Is ie sort of progressive
that the Democrats of this state want
to see In the presidential chair. I
have every reason to believe that the
California and Iowa delegations will
be Instructed to vote for Woodrow
Wilson for president nnd Joseph
Folk, of Missouri for vice-president."
The night school at the
Capital BtiRlness Cofege com-
menced Monday evening. In
shorthand a class of nine reg-
lstpred. Others may enter this
class by beginning this, Wed-
nesday, evening nt 7.1 1.
j Fall Days Are
Take no chances with this sort of weather.
Don't let a quick drop in temperature
catch you unprepared.
The all wool fabrics in our new BISHOP'S
READY TAILORED SUITS and OVER
COATS are especially designed for com
fort in the cold days. And in fit, variety
and price they leave nothing to be desired.
They're ready for inspection.
Prices $10.00 to $35.00
Don't forget that we handle the "JUST
WRIGHT'HOES every style a new one
Prices $4.00, $4.50 and $5.00
Salem Woolen Mill Store
Phone 1 66 and we will call for your cleaning and pressing.
he believed, however, that a venire
man who was set In the belief that
the Times wag destroyed by a gas
explosion, and, therefore, accidental,
could not be qualified as a Juror.
Darrow expressed his gratification
that the issues were at last squarely
Joined. He said it would simplify
matters, as both sides would be able
to try to qualify Jurors who had no
opinion regarding the cause. The
morning session was marked by a
sensationnl rebuke administered to
both sides. Darrow and Fredericks
had Indulged In personalities over an
opinionated venireman, and Judge
Bordwell emphatically Informed them
that such tactics would not be toler
ated. "Thl9 trial will proceed In an or-
dorly and lawful manner'' said the
court," and deviations from this rule
will not be tolerated."
The rebuke was effective.
At the close of the morning ses
sion Judge Bordwell had reserved
decision on challenges for cause In
terposed by the defense against two
veniremen, G'rg W. McKee and
Otto A. Jensen, both of whom had
admitted having positive opinions
that the Times was destroyed by dy
namite MAY lMIOTOflll.U'H
THE HOOKS AND PAPERS
UNITED PIES LSA8BD WIRE.
Indianapolis, Is,d., Oct. 18.
Books, papers and records of the In
ternational Association of Bridge and
Structural Iron Workers, of which
John J. McNamara Is secretary, may
yet play an Important part In the
trial of the McNamaras on the Time
dynamiting charge In Los Angeles.
Denied permission to bring the
exhibits to California, the prosecut
ing attorneys In the McNamara case
today asked pormlsulon to Inspect
and photograph these documents in
tho criminal court here.
The request will be considered Fri
day, October 20-
Kllhvl by Cralm.
ftJMTED PRESS LEAKED WIM.l
Seattle, Oct. 18. The bodies of
Mr. nnd Mrs. N. F. Duncan were
found In their room on Twenty-sixth
avenue at noon today. They had
been eating crabs and 'It Is thought
they were poisoned.
Killed by Falling Wall.
Kansas City, Oct. 18. Two per
sons were killed and 12 Injured here
today when a portion of the walls of
the Fowler packing plant, recently
burned, collapsed. The fire had weak
ened the walls of the building.