Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, November 07, 1913, Image 1

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    j TflE BEST
SI 10 BE
Begins to Realize Public Opin
ion Is Hopelessly Against
It in Fight.
Strikers Turn Down Company's
Plan and Make Counter
Proposal to It.
luflirsu ruDB udabud wins.
IndiauKpolis, Ind., Nov. 7. Indica
tions early this afternoon wore that the
local traction company would accept its
striking employes' proposition to sub
mit their differences to the immediate
arbitration of the state public sorvico
The strikers had rejected an offor by
the company on the ground that it
would amount to surrendering their
constitutional rights. They then made
the arbitration proposition as a counter
proposal. The company had rejected
previous arbitration offers, but today
Its officers had begun to realize that
public opinion was hopelessly against
r . . .
Even the militiamen here were ym
pathizing openly with the strikers, end
a general walkout of all union laborers
in the city was threatened.
San FranciBCO, Nov. 7. In an effort
to arouse interest in pedestrianism as a
healthful form of recreation, Professor
Austin Heed, of Oakland, who gave up
the chair of Latin and Greek in 8t.
Ignatius college, to take up physical
ulturo, and Dan O'Leary, the veteran
pedostrian, will walk to Ban Diego on a
wager of (500. Other walkers dosirous
of joining may do so by postlgn $100
to cover expenses. It Is planned to
make the start some time next month.
O'Leary recently walked here from
Boston, Nov. 7. The Socialist, Pro
hibition and Socialist-Labor candidates
fared poorly In the state election Tues
day. The total vote for the three can
didate for governor, with s few towns
War on Delinquent
Corporations Will
Go on Vigorously
Senator Claude McColIoch has been
retained by the corporation department
to p'romvute certain actions now pend
ing in Multnomah county, as well as
those la contemplation. Hon. Walter
H. Kvans, at hit suggestion, has agreed
to deputize Senator McColIoch, la order
that he may bring the actions lu com
pliance with the statutes.
The corpoiation doirtment is check
ing up theme foreign corporations opi
ating in the state without having com
plied with the law. Every one so found
will be prosecuted St fast a the dora
plaint ran be prepared, and the case
The iwords of the department are
that's Fit to Print.
Not Certain President Can
Force Action Without
Making Concessions.
Possible Executive Will Be Thwarted
in Effort to Push Through Cur
rency BUI.
Washington, Nov. 7. President Wil
son was engaged this afternoon in the
first great fight of his administration,
over the currency bill. It was not cer
tain, either, that he can force action
in a Democratic caucus on tho Glass
Owen measure, the administration bill,
without making concessions.
The senate banking and currency'
committe, now considering the bill, is
controlled by a combination of four Bo
publicans and three Democrats, and
the changes they have proposed in the
original measure have aroused the
president's ire. The Democrats who
have combined with the Bepubllcans to
thwart certain provisions of tho cur
rency bill, are Senators Reed, of Mis
souri; Hitchcock, of Nebraska, and
O 'Gorman, of New York.
, May Win Them Orer.
President Wilson discussed the cur
rency situation today with his cabinet.
Later in the day it was announced that
he planned conferences with Senators
Lane, Lewis, Owen, Hoke Smith, Over
man, Hughes, James, and, possibly, the
three Democratic Recalcitrants on the
Benate currency committee.
Senate leaders have informed the
president that there wore nearly aa
many currency plBns in the senate as
there were members, especially on the
majority side. Most of the minority
members, he was told, believe that the
Aldrich plan is good enough.
Thinks He Will Win.
President Wilson and his advisers
were expected to decide late
whether they can get Hie desired ac
tion in caucus. The president believes
he can, and also insists that he believes
that the DomoerntB eventually will ac-
copt ms views, ji noi, ne ueciare.i,
he would put the entire currency mat-
tor up to the people of the country.
It has been suggested that the presi-
dont take the country Into his oonfi-
donee regarding the currency matter.
Some Of his advisers told hits the best
way would be to accept aa nv.ut.on
BUU UVIt VVt D Hiuicno mi "in, p-"
missing, and estimating their vote,
was: Socialist, 8087; Prohibitionist,
20r3; 8ociallst.Labor, 1924.
The state vote in 1912 was: Social
ist, 11,493; Prohibition, 2702; Socialist
Labor, 2212.
None of the parties polled a 3 per
cent of the total vote necessary to ob
tain official recognition.
uow being checked for delinquent cor
porations, both domestic and foreign,
and thce will bo sued for alt back li
cense fees and reports due, as fast as
the Decenary data upon which to bane
the actions ran be compiled. The check
has revealed that there are some Cj cor
porations In the "A" list that are de
linquent. The other letters have not
been checked.
Senator McColIoch will push all Mult
nomah county rases a vigorously at
At fant a the data can be compiled,
the county attorneys of tho different
counties will bo asked to begin actiout
to enforce the law.
Governor West Decides Lem
Woon Should Go to Prison
' for Life.
Testimony of Enemies of Lem Con
victed Him, and So West Gives
Him Benefit of Doubt.
Governor West this morning com
muted the sentence of Lem Woon, the
Chinaman sentenced to be hanged Fri
day, November 14. Lem Woon was
convicted about five years ago of kill
ing another Chinaman in Portland.
The affair was the culmination of a
tong dispute, two factions going to
war, and Lem' Woon was convicted
largoly on the testimony of that fac
tion opposed to him. It was claimed
the murdered man identified him, but
this was only the testimony of his en
emies. The chink convicted with him,
gof a new trial, and was finally sent
back to China.
Lem Woon's case went to the U. S.
supreme court, and he has been in jail
more than five years since first ar
rested for this crime. There is consid
erable doubt as to bis guilt, and the
governor gave, him the benefit of the
doubt. '
For violation of that portion of the
poatul laws forbidding postmasters
from boiug interested in any mail con
flict, Harry V. Doe, postmaster at Fair
Grounds, Or., a suburb of Salem, faces
! dismissal from office and a fine up to
For two years George Smith has had
I the contract to carry mail from Salem
t $ii0 a mouth, but Inspector Clements
0,,tttil0,, if orn,ati,u which led him to
' Mipvo hat Mf (.Brriod t))0 niaj
llim(H.lf ,, tllIlt 8mith) 01l rweivin
montl) u ov)f
( f to ter(Uv
MmiuXJ f(jf frml
indictment by the
, .
oxitio rut UIIID Will,'
Washington, Nov. 7. Mexico was the
sole topic of discussion today at the
first regular meeting President Wilson
has had with hit cablnot in throe woekt.
Secretary of Stato Bryan admitted as
much after the conference. "You can
fiy," ha said, "that the Mexican situ
ation was discussed. No further an
nouncement can be mado at present."
Asked why tho prcsidnnts emissary,
John Li ml, left Vera Cms unexpectedly
lruit night to turn up today in the Mex
ican city, the tecntary turned and
walked away without a word. Every
phase of tho situation in the southern
republic as gono Into. There were dis
tinct differences of opinion among the
cabinet members concerning the wis
dom of permitting General '.'arrnnw,
the rebel leader, to import arms from
this country Into Mexico.
mim re uusio wiss.l
Marshfield, Ore., Nov. 7. William J.
Icatoti, eity recorder of the town of
East Side, wat arrested last night by
Sheriff Gage, on two Indictments, one
charging embezzlement of the town's
luads ana tne otner eoarging gamounf.
No Symptoms Have Developed
so Far, Although Hinted
1 Blade Was Doped
Has Wound In Leg, Willie Two Others
In Jail Havn No Injury and Two
More An st targe. '
onitid raise uassd wis.
Havana, Nov. 7. Following
last night's Attack ou.kim in tho
Boulevard Malocon, General Fe-
lix Diaz was placed under tochni-
cal arrest today, charged with
shooting Pedro Guerrero, wlwn
according to the account given
by Diazs ' friends, was one of the
latter 's assailants. Diaz did not
draw the weapon ho carried in
his own pocket, but was said to
have used one handod to him by
a follower. Guerrero wns moro
soriously hurt than at first sup-
posed. He was Bhot through the
abdomen and may die. Diaz's in-
juries were slight., ,
. ; j
Havana, Nov. 7. His physicians to
day were on the alert for signs of poi
son in the wounds a would-bo aawutiu
inflictod last night on Goneral Folix
Diaz. Though there wuro hints that
the knife be used was poisoned, no
"symptoms had developed thus far. Tho
cuts were not deop, and the doctor
thought they would heal quickly.
The tjiroe men arrested for the at
tack on Diaz are oil Mexicans, and the
police took it for granted tbnt the tw
I who escaped are of the some nntionuli
ty. ' One of the prisoners, who f;ave hit
name as Guerrero Mcndez, was suffer
ing severely today from a shot through
tho leg, fired during the fight betwocn
I Diaz, his friends and their assailant.
1 Diuz had walked out with Cecollo
Ocon, who had fled with him from
Vera Cruz; Luis Maldn, manager of tin
Mexico ntv street car system, and o
party of other friends,
! They were sitting chatting, at 10 p
m., on pnrk benches in the Boulevard
.Malocon, when the quintet of wouldbi
assassins rushed them from belli ml,
Attack Comes Suddenly.
1 The attack wns so sudden that Dial
had been stubbed In the neck ami
I through the ear before cither he or bit
' companions had time to resist.
I As they jumped up, one of their s
j sailants fired a pistol almost In Diaz'i
face, but one of his. friends knocked
the weapon aside. A few other thotf
wore fired by Diaz's followers, anil
perhaps one or two more by the attack'
ing party.
Diaz tried to draw a revolver he car
rled, but could not get It out of hit
pocket in his hurry, so fought with t
rolled umbrella. TIiono of his frlendi
who were nnarmod wiolded park bench
es In hit defense.
The Diaz forces were getting the hesl
of the fight when the police reached
the tpot.
"Citizen 't Attitudo Toward
Public Affairs." Leuro hy
Dr, Joseph Sclincfor. Public Li
brary Auditorium; 8 o'clock to
night. FREE.
The Weather
Tho Dickey Ilinl
says: Oregon, fair
east, local rain
portion to-
and tatur
fooler to
east por-easterly
Reads the
fr f 4
7, 1913.
Several Members of, Rescuing
Party Are Overcome by
Poisonous Fumes.
Requires Flvo Hours' of Heroic Effort
to Get Injured and Those Overcome
Out of Mine.
tUNiTiD raiss uuid wiu.
Tacoma, Wash., Nov. 7. A report
reached hore lOorty of a gas explosion
in the Pennsylvania Cool Company's
mine at Divido, near Morton, in which
three minors wero instantly killed and
throa other are dying. The accident oc
curred at 11 o'clock last night. The
gas ignited by a dofective lamp carried
by one of tho mou. Tho bodies of the
dead and the injurod are being gout to
It is not known here how many men
were in tho mine whon the explosion
occurrod. Thore is no direct wire com
munication with Divido, and local of
ficers of the mine company refuse to
divulge the names of the dead an in
jured, or any furthor dotails concern
ing the accident. i . .
Soveral men composing a rescue par
ty were overcome by tho poisonout
fumes and wore roseuod with difficulty
by a second party. One of the injured
miners crawled on his hands and knoea
a distance of 1200 foot to the mouth
of the shaft to socure aid on behalf of
hit helpless comrados. It required five
hours of heroic effort to rescue the
injured, and those overcome by foul
gasses, and to bring the bodies of the
dead to tho surface.
With the assistance of 11. D. Mars,
of Gerrais, and Justice of the Poaco
Wobster, County Clerk Guhlhar com
pleted the canvassing of the votes
cast at the last election at 1 o'clock
today. The ennvass shows that 6081
votes wero east in Salem, and the total
vote east on tho wot ami dry measure
wat 27H4 dry and 2297 wet, or S ma
jority In favor of prohibition of 487
The total vote cast in Htayton on the
wet and dry measure was A73; 11)7 dry
and 170 wet or a majority In favor of
the dry moasure of 21 votes.
Following it the vote on the differ
ent referendum measures in this count
tyt University appropriations, yes
MHOS, no 4!517 yes 32H4, no 4790; ster
ilization, yes, HN.'Ifl, no, 4217; county
attorneys, yes, 'IHOri, no, 3848; compen
sation, yes, S.140, no, 27.11. In the
vote in the Fairfield precinct the vote
on the university appropriation bill wat
26 against and 1 for. Snlem voted IS
favor of the appropriation by s large
majority. 1
( uNiTRn must titANsn wins.)
Washington, Nov. 7. An Investiga
tion was started today Into the report
that Awilstant HuHrintendeut Weluig
er, of the Pennies Mining company't
property at Maplml, Durango, wns rob
bed and murdered by Mexican labels
recently. '
The news wis brought by Kniewt
Miller, sn employe at the mine, who
arrived yeetenlay at Eagle Pass, Tex
as, after a perilous journey with other
Daily, Capital Journal
Attorney for Slayer of Mrs. Myrtle Hayes Calls Witnesses,
to Tell of Queer Actions of Accused Stege Says Yates
Is Incapable of Transacting Business Husband of Dead
Woman Testifies Yates Had Grudge Against Him for the
Reason He Told Yates to Keep Away From Mrs. Hayes.
An attempt is being made today by
counsel for Homer Yates, the Fruit
land man, now being tried on tho
charge of murdor in the first degree,
for killing Myrtlo Hayes, to prove the
defendant insane and incapable of
knowing right from wrong at the time
of the killing, which occurred at tho
Yates home, near the towu of Fruit
land on September 21.
Mr, Hayes, the nmrdorod woman's
husband, was on the stand this morn
ing, and he. testified tp the whole oc
currence, as slated before in The Capi
tal Journal. Ho said that he did not
know what kind of a welcome ho wns to
receive whon ho returned to tho YutoB
homo from Eastorn Oregon, and that
he was in tho act of kissing his daugh
ter at the gate, when Yates pulled out
a revolver and shot Mrs. Hayos three
Had Grudge Against Hayes.
The witness also testified that Homer
Yates' mother and the defendant him
self had a grudgo against him, for the
C, C. Faulkner, a resident oast of the
city, loported to the police last night
that be was hold up and robbed by two
men at tho point of a revolver about
12:30, while on his way home from s
meeting ho attended down town. Fpulk
nor informs tho off Icon that the hold
up occurrod At the corner of State and
Twelfth street, ono robber stopping out
from behind a tree on the corner and
the other sneaking up from behind.
Faulkner sayt that the thugt took 19.20
away from lilm and fled.
Fran Nelson and George Taylor wero
arrested this morning by the police and
held on suspicion, but Faulkner, Sl'ter
Money Interests
Slow to Finance
Railroad Project
omitsd mi SI uiisin Wilt.
San Francisco, Nov. 7. That tho
Western Pacific railway intend to
open negotiations for tho pun-brute of
tho (Ink land, Ant inch and Eastern, tho
now electric line from Oakland to Sac
ramento, and Us subsidiary, tho Neva
da County narrow gaugn, if certain
.Now York financiers will furnish the
money for the deal, wat the admission
here today by Benjamin F. Bush, presi
dent of thn (JouliI line,
"Just now thore is s certain hesita
tion among Investors and financial'
men," Bush said. "I am not a pessi
mist, snd do not want to make any de
pressing statements, but we all know!
reason he told Yates to remain sway
from Mrs. Hayes, and stop following
her around from place to placo.
Attorney Holmes, who is represent
ing the defendant, called witnesses to
the stand to tostify aa to the condition
of the defendant's mind.
Charles Stego, an old acquaintance of
the Yates family, testlfiod that Homer
Yates was incapable of transacting
business, and that he believed that the
defendant did not know right from
wrong;, for that reason. This testimony
was, striken ,ot on . ni;tioB .f. the
Hearsay Evidence.
Ralph Swnrtz wns then called and
testimony of about the same nature
was glvon and partly refused by the
court on the grounds that tho witness
spoke from hearsay, Instead of keeping
within the bounds of his own personal
The Hayes children and other rela
tives wore culled to the stand, but they
only testified to what had transpired
at tho time of the shooting.
taking a look at the two prisoners, de
clared they wore not the two who held
him up,
onitsd Faust uttu wiaa.
Baker, Ore., Nov. 7. Herbert Chand
ler took a homestead on the Upper
Burnt rlvor a few years ago, built
bouse, barns and other farm buildings
on it, funcod the entire tract, and today
has it all under cultivation and yield
ing good returns.
A few days sgo, however, John Elinw
found that Mr. Chaudlor had improved,
not the 100. acres on which he had
filed, but the adjoining 160 acres. Ellne
thereupon filed on the improved place,
and Chandler wat forced to tue. Testi
mony in the case was taken today be
fore W. L. Patterson, United States
Pooplo who talk the most dissemin
ate the least wisdom.
that with the Balkan war, the Moxican
situation, tho tariff reductions and the
ponding currency bill to contend with,
the men who ordinarily finance rail
road projects are hesitant. It might
he said that they have tightened up s
"As fur tho Oukland, Antioch and
Knstern, I admit that it would be a
good line for tho Western I'aeifio to
liavn. V could build on to it and
make It sn linHrUnt adjunct. But tho
purchaso time It something I cannot (lis
cuss now,"
Ttopreseutntlves of Blair Co., and
Salomon k Co., Now York banker, ir
here with Bush to look over the situation.
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