Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, November 13, 1913, Image 1

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    All the News that's Fit to Print
John McGean, Finest Freighte r on Great Lakes, lost in Sun
day's Storm, It Is Learned Crew of 28 and Possibly' 12
Passengers Victims of Disaster Three Score Bodies So Far
Been F ound on Great Lakes and Every Hour Adds to Long
List of Fatalities in Blizzard.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 13. That the big
steamship John McQoan, the finest
freighter on the Great Lakes, was lost
with all on board Sunday or Monday,
soemcd certain today when tho corpses
of 21 of ber crow were washed up near
Port Huron, Mich., and along the Can
ada shore.
The McGean carried a crew of 28
men and had accommodations for 12
passengers, so that it was feared others
besides the crew were drowned.
Tine Vessel.
The vowel was 432 feat long and 50
London. Nov. 13. Tho labor organ
izations of England today are jubilant
over tho success of their long campaign
to secure government recognition of the
dockyard men's union, and they are
now planning to obtain similar conces
sions in other trades.
The Admiralty officially Instructed
the Portsmouth royal dockyard author
ities that hereafter requests for adjust
ment of grievances may be presented
by committees of employos, "who may
bo accompanied by trade union loaders
not employed in government dock
yards." v
Minor matters will be settled at
Portsmouth, but where presentations to
the Admiralty itself are necessary the
financial socrotary will meet the de
putations in London. The employe'
In a speoch at the Commercial club j
mooting last night, E. Hofer went on '
record as favoring a million dollar is
suance of city bonds. Why does Mr.
Hofer want the city plunged deopor in
to dobt, in addition to the already big
indebtedness! Has Mr. Hofer an ax
to grind f Is it possible that he wants '
Calls Wilson's Big
Roast at Seattle
Political Buncombe
Iu::itsb runs UUEO wiut.
Calumet, Mich., Nov. 13. Of Secre
tary Wilson's Seattle speech beforo the
American Federation of Labor condemn
ing the policy of the copper mining
companies of Michigan in the copper
strike, eneral Manager James McN'augh
ton, of the Calumet and Hocla Mining
Company, said In part:
"Mr. Wilson, through reports of his
department, made a thorough investi
gation of strike conditions. Upward of
twenty of the mining companies an
swered a sories of 110 questions.
"Mr. Wilson's criticism of the mines
in this district is based on the reply of
one company to two of these questions,
those pertaining to capitalization and
to dividends. Evidently Mr. Wilsou
could find no lault with the answer to
the other 108 questions asked the Cal
umet and Heels Mining Company, or to
the 110 questions asked each of the oth
er companies. He selected for the pur
pose of his confidential advance state
ment answers to two questions which
had no bearing whatever on the con
troversy. Such political buncombe Is
worthy only of a 'peanut politician.'
I feet in the beam. It was built in 1908,
j was well equipped and in every respect
I a most seaworthy craft. Captain C. B.
I Nye of C'levoland was in command and
Calvin Smith, a well known lake man,
was chief engineer.
Tho ship passed Port Huron at 2:10
: Sunday morning and has not been heard
I from since.
Throughout the storm-swept region
' 51 corpses had been recovered up to to
day, mostly from Lake Huron. Reports
from isolated poiuts in northern Michi
gan and along the Canada shore wore
increasing the list of fatalities hourly.
committees will be pnid their traveling
expenses by tho government, and will
receive full wages during their absence
from tho yards. .
New York, Nov. 13. A sharp de
cline ia stocks marked the opening of
the market today. Under a heavy
pressure, steel dropped nearly a point
on the opening sale of 3000 shares.
j Mexican petroleum dropped 1 3-4 to 42,
j equaling its low record for the year.
i Reading, St. Paul, Smelting, Canadian
Pacific and Amalgamated each dropped
' a point and Union Pacific lost 1. -j
Later some hesitation attended the
movement, but the level of the values
was lowered considerably, owing to the
alternating sources of support.
Bonds were easy.
to bring water into Salem from the
Santiamf Is the report true that Mr.
Ilorer already hag an option on a
water site on the Sautiam, and is generous-hearted
enough to be willing to
supply the city of Salem with water!
The Capital Journal doesn't know, but
will endeavor to find out and inform
its rcadop.
A nmn of Mr. Wilson's position should
be above It.
"Mr. Wilwm'g statement that the
mining companies refused to meet com'
mittec of workmen is sbMolutoly false.
Mr. Wilson offered his services as me
diator in the strike in Michigan, and
such services were declined. The good
judgment displayed by the mining com
panies in declining his offer must now
be apparent to the public."
, Boston, Nov. 13. In an address be
for tho misionary conference of the
American Unitarian asosciation here
today Eemeritui President Eliot, of
Harvard, recommended Japan as a fer
tile field for the mission work of the
denomination, which already has some
missionaries there.
"The penplo of Japan," said he,
"are giving rerious consideration to a
religion which means righteousness in
the conduct cf life. It ia for us to go
to them in answer to their questions as
to what religion supplies the right na
tive for ciydsy living.
m , 4 !?. : n i inn
Shakes Her Finger in His Face
and Tells Him to Keep
Mouth Shut.
Has Nothing to Say During Rest of
Time Pretty Yonng Woman Gives
Her Evidence.
Wheaton, 111., Nov. 13. MiBS Nina
Andorson, five feet tall and pretty,
was the principal witness today at the
trial qf Henry Spencer for the mur
der of Mrs. Mildred Allison-Roxroat.
Spencer attempted to abuse Miss An
derson in the same way that he has
shouted at Judge Slusaer and his own
counsel, but met his match.
"You're a liar,' Spencor shouted at
Misg Anderson when she started her
testimony. She sprang from her chair
and approached the prisoner.
Tells Him to Shut Up.
"Don't you dare interrupt me
again," she said, shaking hor finger in
his faco. "And don't you call me a
liar, either. If I were running this jury
I would see that you got all you de
served. Now you sit quietly in that
chair and keep your mouth shut."
Spencer sat back in his chair and al
lowed Miss Anderson to finish with
out further interruption. Judge Slus
sor shook hands with Miss Anderson,
after she bad finished. Miss Anderson
and Mrs. Roxroat taught dancing jn
the same academy.
, Unable to Identify Him,
Waltor Blazer, a conductor on the
Aurora-Elgin lino, was another witness
today. He was unable to identify
Spencer as tho man he saw riding with
Mrs. Rexroat on the day she went to
Attornes Mullins and Norblad, of As
toria, who defended Hansel in his trial
for the murder of Judge Taylor at As
tria lost Septomber, were in tho city
this morning and were closeted with tho
governor for boiiio time, presenting their
side of the matter of a mortgage and
deed said to have been made to them
by Hansel and tho execution of which
he denied.
He admits making a mortgage to
Mullins but denios making tho doed. A
Mr. Jeffreys, before whom the deed
was said to have been acknowledged,
it Is claimed, told tho governor the
deed was acknowledged In the court
house while the trial was In progreits.
The deed shows it was execute! on the
23d, and the records 'show the trial did
not begin until the 21th. Mullins and
N'orblnd filed affidavits in an attempt
to show the land was worth only $5000,
but Astoria citizens familiar with the
land say it is worth from )1 00 to ll-'O
an acre, and there is a little moro than
!M acres of it. The land is situated
near the rail road and about a quarter
of a mile from Warrenton. As the mat
ter appears on the face of things, it
looks pretty bad for both Mullins and
Norblad. However, the wliolo matter
will be threshed out shortly and the
true inwardness of It exposed. .Attor
ney floorge Arthur Brown Is also here
representing the daughter of Hansel
ami ho will fight the matter to a fin
The horrible Democrats are on top
The Weather
The Dickey Bird
says: Oregon: Fair
tonight and Fri
day; northerly
Secretary Anti-Saloon League
Denies Rumors as to Pro
Billiard Halls, Theatres, Clubs and Oth
er Lines Will Not Be Bothered by
Dry Forces. s
W. H. Triudle, secretary of the anti
saloon league in this city, stated today
that there has been rumors spread about
in Salem to the effect that the anti
saloon people will take action toward
closing tho billiard halls and moving
picture shows in the city. There is ab
solutely nothing to these rumors, said
Attorney Triudle today, and he further
stated that the only interest the league
has concerning the matter is the closing
up of open saloons.
According to Attorney Triudle, the
anti-saloon forces of this city are not
waging a war against any other busi
ness in Salem with the exception of the
saloons. Ho said today, in part:
"This recent fight has been against
open saloons only. Wo had one point
in view and that was to close the open
saloons in the city. Insofar as billiard
halls, theatres, clubs, etc., are concern
ed, we have nothing to say in regard to
them. The open saloon, and that busi
noss aloue, is what we have been fight
ing against and we do not wish any one
to believe that we had or have any oth
er motive for closing the saloon in the
city. - -
Clubs Not Molested.
"Those rumors to the effect the dry
pooplo of Salem are going to shut down
everything are false, t believe they
are originating from the wets. We do
not intend to in any manner interfere
with the different clubs in the city, and
insofar as other business is concerned
we have no interest in them other than
to see them progress and thrive here
after the same as they have been doing
heretofore. As I said before, we cen
tered our fight against the open saloon
and we have won. Having succoeded in
this work, we are through. Othor bus!
iiess may proceed without one bit of iu
torl'urenco from us hereafter and we do
not intend to wage any wild wars on
auy one just so long as the open saloon
is closed."
When asked if he would take any
part in the injunction suit now pending
which is to either hold up the final ac
tion on the eloction returns on tho wot
and dry question voted November 4,
Attorney Trindlo stated it was more
than likely he would be called upon to
act in the Interests of tho dry a, but, he
said, his efforts will only bo directed
toward the closing of tho open saloons,
and that ho'will not in any way Inter
fere with any other business operating
Other Business Not Involved.
"In othor words," says Attorney
Trlndle, "the drys of Bnlom do not in
tond to have very much more to say.
They have won a victory of the opon
saloon and that is sufficient. We have
not been fighting any other business in
Salem and we do not propone to go any
further. As far as we are concerned,
every other business in the city may
ran; we have nothing to say further.
We have no ill-fouling toward any one
and these rumors to the offeet we ire
going to shut up other business ars false
sad unfounded."
Thus, according to Attorney Triudle,
who has been leading the dry fight in
this city, only tho open saloons have
been aud are now included in the mat
ter insofar as the drys are concemod.
The different club rooms, billiard balls,
dance halls and theatres will not be mo-1
lefltcl in the leimt and business will go
along in the same channel, with the ex
ception of the open talnon doors being
allowed to swing.
(ohitto runs MAHaw wits 1
Ilentim Harbor, Michigan, Nov, 13.
Make tho Sunday school more attractive
wns the plea made today by speaker
at tho annual convention of the Mich
igan State Sunday School association
which opened yesterday. Speakers
pointed out that "modern times mske
it eisentlal to the life of the Similar
school to run them on modern methods."
Reads the
Senator Tells President Wilson
Committee Will Report
Hitchcock; Is Only Party Member of
Committee Who Will Not Endorse
Wilson's Measure.
Washington, Nov. 13. The senate
banking and currency committee re
sumed consideration of the currency
bill today. It was expected hat the
measure would reach tho sonato some
time next week.
If tho Republican mombnrs of the
committee and Senator Hitchcock, the
only Democratic member now opposed
to the moasuro, don't endorse tho ad
ministration's currency plans, then the
Democratic members will roiort a dis
agreement to the senate and carry the
fight to iits floor.
Senator Pomorene told President Wil
son that the sonato committee would
bo ready to report to the senate Satur
day. Senator Owen thought the bill
would reach the sona'te not later than
Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 13. A base
ball game between a team made up of
Ohio Stato ponitontiary convicts and
the old time players of baseball was
the feature of today's program at the
annual meeting of the National asso
ciation of professional baseball loagues
in session here since Tuesday. More
than 500 loaders of minor league clubs
are attonding the convention. Today's
"vet-convict" game will be playod
within the prison walls.
War broke out in tho govoruor's of
fice this morning when tho state land
board met to take action on the mnttor
of the custody of the evidences of In
debtedness to the stnte school fund,
which amount to botwecn sovon and
oiglit million dollars, and ordorod thoin
turned over to tho clerk of the school
land board, O. O. Brown.
There has been some depute over this
for sumo time, tho govornor holding
that the clerk of tho school land board
was the proper custodian. Horotofoie
this fund has always been In the cus
tody of the stale treasurer, and Mr,
Kay contended that it was properly so,
For sn hour and a half tho battle ruged
and at times It was really fiorce. Each
stood by their guns and there wore
criminations and recriminations. See
rotary Olcott, with s view of pouring
oil on the troubled waters, when he got
a chance between the charges and re
pulses, made and met by West and Kay,
offered tho following resolution which
ho introduced by saying: "I bnllove
(Contlnuod on up four.)
Buy now, before
the stock is bro
kenyou are al
so sure of better
attention- only
31 shopping days
until Christmas.
Daily Capital Jour
President. Envoy Return, to Vera Cruz and Send. Long
Message to Washington Carranza'. Conference With Hale ,
Made Subject of Long Report! to Bryan, But He Refuse, to
Divulge ContentsRefugee. Are Taken on Board Battle
hip Louisiana From Tuxpam Hopeful Huerta Will Quit.
Washington, Nov. 1-3. The admin-'
istration did not believe a Mexican
crisis imminent today.
It wag still hopeful that Presidont '
Huerta would quit. I
Despite John Lind's return to Vera
Cruz from Mexico City American in
torvention was no nearer than a weok
ago, It was stated.
Much significance was soon, too, in
President Wilson at least temporary
abandonment of the statement of the
situation he was proparing for issuance
either this afternoon or tomorrow. He
did this following the arrival of mes
sages from Charge d' Affairos O'Shaugh
nossy, lu Mexico City,, and from Wil-1
liam Bayard Halo, who has boon in
conforonce with Gonoral Ciirrnnzoa, the
robol loader, at Nogales, Mexico. The
Inference was that he would not have
dropped the statement if he had not re
ceived good news, which made its com
pletion unnecessaiy.
Prosiaure Brought to Bear.
Tromendoug pressure was brought to
boar on Huerta, to retire, His. friends
were quoted ts saying that he would
not do it, but the boliof was growing
that he would. All foreign support had
boon withdrawn from him, and he was
without finnnclal resources to maintain
his government much longer.
Government officials here said that
undue importance had boon attached to
Line's doparture from Mexico City. He
will be In as close touch with the capi
tal from Vera Crm, it was said, as
when he was there In person.
Powers Approve.
The administration was keoplng the
powers informed concerning all Moxl
can dovolopmonts. It was said at the
state department that all of thorn un
qualifiedly approvo of America's
William Bayard Halo's mission to
General Carranza remained a mystery,
Socrotary of State Bryan admfttod that
Hale had made a report to him, but
would not discuss it.
Admiral Flotcher sent word by wire
loss from Vera Cruz that 15 rofugees.
Ilnifp1 tufpQ Fur
JAUlWt tWlUVlVtJ 1 Ilk
Behind in Its Laws
For Those Who Toil
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 13. After lis
tening to an addross on the working
men's coniKnsatlon act by John H.
Wallace, of the Washington state Inaur
anco commission, treating of an invita
tion from the Panama-Pacific exposi
tion to hold the 11)13 convention in San
Francisco aud routine business, the
American Federation of Labor conven
tion adjourned today until tomorrow,
to allow committees time to work on
the ninny resolutions presented.
Wallace told the delegates that the
('lilted States was behind every so-
called civilized country in the world so
far as industrial Insurance and work
ingmen's compensation laws are con
Accounts Correct
Prior to the address a report was giv
en by the auditing committee. All ac
counts of the organization were found
James Duncan, chairman of tho com
miltoo on resolutions offered rosolu
linns censuring delegates for not at
tending to buslne, He declared that
ons delegate appeared before his com
oil t tee last night, although there sr a
including the American consul 't daugh
ter, had been taken on board the bat"
tloehip Louisiana at Tuxpam, but thafr
there had as yet boon no general attack
on the town by the rebels. The United!
States was requested by England to-,
protect British property there.
Policy Report Not Confirmed.
Washington, Nov. 13. The adminis
tration did not confirm the outline of!
President Wilsons Mexican policy ca
bled to the London Times by, its Wash
ington correspondent and then cabled
back to this country laat night.
The Times did not say specifically
that its correspondent secured his news
from an administration source, but only
that "our Washington correspondent is
able to announce what that policy in."
The Impression hero was that he sim
ply guessed, putting together what h
considered the most reliable rumors he
had hoard in the last few days. He
kuiu, iu sunsiance, mat tno prtisidenb,
would Insist en Huerta 's elimination!
that he would try first to sccomplish it
by . financial pressure; that his next
step would be a blooiJade Of Meiiaan,
customs, that with Huerta out, he would!
try to install as provisional president at
man acceptable to both Mexican fac
tions, that a general election would foU
low aud that nothing would Induce tha
United States to acquire territory;
through intervention.
Wild Rumors Current.
Mexico City, Nov. 13. Following the
doparture of John Liod, President Wil
son's representative, for Vera Crus,
the wildest rumors were current hers
One story was that the American'
charge d' affaires and the embassy
staff would follow Lind, all relations
betweon the Moxico and the United
States being broken off. Another was
that Presidont Huerta, who has re
ceived no visitors since Lind left, has
disappeaj-cd. This his friends denied.
Well informed observes said the sit-
(Continued on page tour.)
dozen or moro members, and demanded
an early hearing.
About Tom Word.
A communication from the Tom V?'" '
Ilocall League of Portland was read ia
which the league sent grootlngs to tha
federation and stated that the recall of
Tom Word was sought bocauso of hio
brutal treatment of women strikers at
the Oregon Packing Company's plant.
In the letter from A. L, Caldwoll, ac
companying tho Invitation from Presi
dent Moore of the Panama oxpoeitiou,
Caldwell said there would be the great
est exhibit of Interest to labor at the
IH15 exposition ever gathered together,
Exposition to Holp.
The keynote of the exposition wilt b
social service, Caldwell said. There
will be exhibits ou the regulation of
factories and mines; ou women and
,:hilil labor; on organized lnbor; on or
ganized employers; statistic will bo
shown Covering wage and the cost of
living, industrial dispute, accidents,
worklnginea'a compensation, welfare
wel'nre work, co-operative institutions,
recreation, and putdle Institutions.
Tli question of the next mooting
place will be voted on, next work.