Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, February 05, 1914, Image 1

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SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1914.
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IWAZATLAN
REPORTED
CAPTURED
Big Port on West Coast of
Mexico Is Said to Be in
Hands of Rebels.
HUERTA SCOFFS AT
OFFER OF REFUGE
Thinks Protection of Embassy
for Himself or Officials
Not Needed.
UNITED PI1ESS LEASED WME.
San Diego, Cal., Feb. 5. It was re
ported here this afternoon that Mazat
lan, the big port on the west coast of
Mexico, had been captured by the in
surrectos. Huerta Feels Safe.
Mexico City, Feb. 5. President Hu
erta scoffed today at the idea of tak
ing refuge at the United States embas
sy, in the event of his capital's capture
by the rebels.
"The idea is ridiculous," he said, an
swering a I'nited Press representa
tive's query concerning his attitude to
ward the offer of Charge d'Afaires
O'Shaughncssy mado to him as well as
to other high, officials of his govern
ment. Says He Will Crush Rebels.
"Protection either for me or for any
of my officials is unnecessary," be con
tinued. "The refuge for Mexico and
for all its officials and citizens is my
army, which is nearer victory today
than ever. The world will soon see
a vast military movement in this coun
try ending in a termination of the re
bellion, and the stamping out of the
rebels."
Huerta gave orders to the officials
throughout the country today to bo es
pecially vigilant to protect foreign lives
aud property.
MATRIMONIAL MIXUP IS
SETTLED BY STIPULATION
When Judge Calloway was ou the
point of rendering a decision in the case
Isaac .Miller, by A. M. Fry, as guardian,
against Ira M. llot'f Miller, the parties
to the action announced this morning
tliut a stipulation was being entered in
to wherein the difficulties will be set
tled. The court granted a continuance
of the final adjudication upon motion
df 1 ot li plaintiff and i.efuudaut.
The plaintiff, Fry, co loueed this
action for the purpose of annulling a
marriage contract existing between
Isaac Miller,-71 years old, and the de
fendant, who gives her age as 40, on the
ground the marriage ceremony should
not have been performed for the renson
the plaintiff, Miller, was induced to
enter into it by false promises aud that
the defendant married Miller for ths
sole purpose of getting possession of his
property. Fry also claims in the com
plaint that the defendant was not
pre cut in the Multnomah county court
house wheie the marriage licmso was
secured ami that the minister Iiuv. II.
T. Bnbeock, formerly ot Salem, had no
authority to perforin the ceremouy.
LEADING WOMAN OF WEXFORD
SUSTAINS BROKEN WRIST
Miss Mildred Kirby, popular leading
woman of the Colonial Players com
pany of the Wexford theatre, is suf
fering from the efects of a broken wrist
nud for a time will bo compelled to
abandon hor role with tho well-known
stock company. The accident hnpponed
at the result of a mist op on tho stairs
leading from the stage to the basement.
Notwithstanding the pain, she stood the
ordeal well when twO surgeons adjusted
the fracture, which occurred just above
the wrist of the left forearm.
On 'account of the accident, the com
pany was compiled to abandon for the
present the "Fair Virginian.'' which
was to have been put rn Friday and
Saturday nights. In its place "My
fade From .Japan" will be given. Misi
Marion Adams has just arrived from
the Bailey-Mitchell theatre in Seattle,
and wilt take tie part of Miss Kirby.
Feel Dr. Aked's
Decision to Retire
Probably for Best
'' UNITED PRESS LEASED WIHE.
San Francisco, Feb. 5. If Dr. Chas.
F. Aked cared to retain the presidency
of the San Francisco Church Federation
it was the consensus of opinion among
the organization's members today that
those who want to ask him to resign
would be in a decided minority.
Nevertheless, even among those who
held this view, there was an obvious
undercurrent of feeling that his de
cision to retirement "probably"
was for the best. Despite his own as
tonishment that his expression of dis
belief in Jesus' "miraculous birth"
should have caused any comment, it was
clear that the rank and file of members
of the federation considered his views
as unorthodox.
Some Hold His Views.
"It is true, as Dr. Aked says," said
the Kev. C. S, Taner of the Richmond
Presbyterian church, one of those who
offered the resolution suggesting the
former's resignation from the federa
tion's presidency, "that men holding
his views have been ordained Presby
terian clergymen, but the men who or
dained them represented a small part
of the church, which was by no means
behind them. In San Francisco these
men would not have been ordained.
"We apreciate Dr. Aked 'a brilliancy
GRAND LODGE TO TAKE
The funeral of the late Francois
Xavier Matthieu will be held at Butte
villo tomorrow, Friday, at 11 o'clock,
and there will be a number from Salom
in attendance, Those attending from
hero will leavo on the Oregon Klectric
at S o'clock, leaving the train at Butte-
villo, the station nearest tho Matthieu
homo.
At the grand Lodge Session A. F. &
A. M., hold in Portland in J901, Fran
cois Xavier Matthieu was elected a Past
ttiiind Master of Oregon, partly in hon
or of his long membership, ho having
belonged to the order since IS.jO, but
principally in recognition of liiB dis
tinguished services to the state. This
is tho only caso known where such an
honor has been conferred by the order.
For this renson tho funeral will bo
held uiuler tho auspices of the Grand
Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Oregon. Grand
Master Spencer has deputed Past Grand
Muster II. li. Thielseu of this city as
his proxy to take churgo of tho services.
An invitation hus been extended tho
Blue Lodges of this city to take part
and all Muster Musous are invited to
attend.
Mr. Mutthicu was a member of the
Order of Klks, and that order will also
be well represented. Besides these
there will be u number of stnto offi
cials, and many old-time friends go to
pay their last tribute of love and re
spect to tho grand old man, '
Do not overlook the fact that in
order to bo there on time you must
take the Oregon Klectric train leaving
here at 8 o'clock, as the funeral is at
11 o'clock.
MAY SUE GOVERNOR.
I rJNlTED rilESS LEASED Willi.
Baker, Or.', Feb. 5. Tonoy Warner
and II. Stewart of Copcrfiold have re
fused to take their saloon fixtures and
liquor stock from the local depot, al
though given orders by the governor
to do so. The stocks were confiscated
at Copperfield last month during the
governor's clean-up crusade and have
liceu stores hero ever since. Tho sa
looiimen say they will leave it, and fol
lowing appeal to tho supremo court of
the ruling in the injunction suit against
tho governor, expect to bring civil suit
for damages.
GRAY WILL STICK.
f rxiTr.D mrss iTAsrn wise.)
St. Paul, Minn., Feb. S. Carl Gray
denied here yesterday afternoon the
report from New York that ho had re
signed as president of tho Great North
ern railroad. He declared that so far
as he knew, he would continue ta the
road's chief executive.
and the vigor of his reform work but
the point we wish to make is that a
minister holding his unorthodox views
should not occupy a position represent
ing orthodox churches."
The Rev. J. W. McAllister of the
Methodist Episcopal church at Wood
land where Dr. Aked was to have been
a speaker before the April convention
of the state Sunday school association,
was authority for the statement that
the engagement probably would be can
colled. Definite Decision Monday.
It was expected a dofinite decision
would be reached Monday night at a
meeting of the association's officials
with Woodland clergymon.
"Holding his unorthodox views of
Jesus' birth I don't think it would be
consistent to have him as a speaker"
said McAllister.
Dr. Aked had nothing further to say
except that, though he insisted his posi
tion was perfectly orthodox, he did not
want to remain whore he was not want
ed even by one percent of those with
whom he was associated and expected
to retire from any organization whore
there was the slightest opposition to
him, . ,
So far as could be discovered his
own congregation was solid in support
ing him.
JONES CANNOT RECOVER
TITLE TO VALUABLE
Holding that M. L. Jones was respon
sible for the dealings of his agent, F.
Eldridge, mid that he is not entitlod
to recover moneys expended by
Eldridge, as his agent, Judge Galloway
this morning rendered a docreo in favor
of tho dofendnutB in the case of M. L.
Jones against Goo. C- Shefler, et al.
Notice of appeal to tho supromo court
was given following the decision, by
Attorney John II. MeXary, representing
Mr. Jones,
This hi one of tho most sensational
civil cases tried in Judgo Galloway's
court for some time Joues brought ac
tion against Sliefler and Eldridgo to re
cover a deed to 7i0 acres of bind and
11,000 in money, which he, through
Kldridge, traded for sotuo hotel proper
ty located in Portland. It was admit
ted at tin) trial that Kldridge was
Jones' special agent, engaged to con
summate the deal, whereby Jones was to
take over the hotel and equipment in
consideration of 411,000 and 7"0 acres
of farm lnnd in Marion county. Testi
mony showed that FJdridgu closed tho
deal, and Sheller, who was tho third
party, accepted tho deed to tho 750
acres of laud ami the agreement where
in the cnsH should be pniil. Kldridge
then asked for jijMOO fees for his labors
as speeinl agent for Jones. Kldridge.
in claiming the 'lOnO fee, alleged that
ho paid Mr. Proudfoot, tho owner of the
hotel in question ."000 to win him over
and tho plaintiff could not deny the al
legation, for the renson that Mr. Proud
font is now dead.
In deciding the case, however, Judge
Galloway held thattho plaintiff should
Plans for New Home of Capital
Journal Will Soon be Completed
Articles of incorporation of The Cap
ital Journal Printing Co., have been
lile.l with the Marion county clerk and
the secretary of state, The incorpo
riitor are llnilimu P. Taber, '. II. Fish
er and fienrge fl. Bingham,
The new firm tins placed an order
for a Ooss semi-rotary perfecting press,
capable of printing ten pages at a time,
and delivering the papers printed and
folded at the rate of 0,000 an hour. The
machine is of the most modern pattern
and performs Its work with both speed
and perfection. Another linotype hat
IS
Takes $45 in Money From Safe
But Leaves Register Un
touched. THIEF LIKES SARDINES
Takes Quantity of Litt Fish and
Candy and Is Believed to Have
Learned Safe Combination.
The grocery store conducted by L, H.
Huggins, on the corner of Court and
High streets, was broken into some
time last night and $45 in money, a
dozen 'cans of sardines and a quantity
or candy was taken.
The thiof or thieves forced the side
door of tho store which faces on High
streot and easily gained access to the
storo room proper, Upon investigation
this morning, Chief of Police Shedock
found that tho proprietors of the store
had either loft the safe door open last
night or the porson who ransacked the
strong box knew the combination as
there was not a scratch on the safe
door and the storo keepers told him
that when thoy opened up early today
they found the door swinging wide
and the money gone. The chief further
discovered that the guilty parties left
a ton dollar gold piece and five dollars
in silver lying on the roll top desk
beside tho Back in which the srore mon
ey was placed before the safe was
closed at night.
Failed to Touch Register.
The attaches of tho storo fay thoy
do not remember whether or not they
locked the safe last night ono of them
saying that ho has forgotton to fix
tho combination upon several difforent
occasions. Tho chief is inclined to be
liovo that tho robbery was done by
sonieono who knew tho conditions of the
idoors and fixtures in the place and that
although no clew was left upon which
to work, he is almost sure that it was
not a stranger's work.
In any event it was an easy task to
break into tho storo for the reason the
rear door wiih not locked securely and
the marks showed this morning that
all the thief did to guin entrance was
to push lightly on tho door and force
tho bolt which whs hold by a few little
nails.
have possession of tho deed to the 750
acres of land, but that ho must pay the
defendant tho $11,000 in consideration
nt tho timo tho plaintiff, Kldridge,
made the trado for tho hotel.
A fistic encounter, admissions of ob
taining thousands of dollars in gambling
and various other things fenturcl the
trial of the ease.
The Weather
Tho Dickey Bird
says; Oregou, fair
tonight and Fri
day; collier to
night with a cold
wnvo, zero tem
peratures cast por
lion cold weather
fur several days;
northerly winds.
been ordered, which will give The Capi
tal Journal three fin -i machines.
Architect (ienrge Post, of this city,
lias jn-t completed the plans for the re
modeling of the new C apital Journal
building, and the contract will probably
be let some timo next week, and byj
the rn i . I1 If of March The Capital
Journal experts to be iiitallei per
manently in its new home.
When the new imnrters have been
ronipleted they will he among the best
and the plant as fine as any in the!
state. The work which is to ho donej
on both the Interior sad exterior of i
( I WOKE)
No Anti-Japanese
Legislation by
Request of Bryan
united rasss leased wire.
Washington, Feb. 5. An agreement
by which no anti-Japanese legislation
will be presented in the house of rep
resentatives for the present was reached
today at a meeting attended by Secre
tary of State Bryan and the members
of the house immigration committee.
The conference was a secret affair, but
it was known that Bryan spoke for an
hour, urging the committee to prevent
all Asiatic exclusion agitation during
tho present session of congress,
It was also known that Bryan told
the commiteomcn that any action now
on the Raker exclusion bill would Ira
poril negotiations now in progress for
a new treaty with Japan. Ha flatly
stated, it was reported, that an amic
able agreement with Japan was certain,
unless congress persisted in exhibiting
anti-Japanese sentiment.
Clamor in California.
Bryan also declared that most of the
anti-Japanese clamor was confined to
California and other woBtorn states, and
asserted that coast newspapers were
largely responsible for tho "yellow
peril bugaboo." .
Representatives Raker and Hayes,
both Californians, were the only com
mitteemen, it was said, whom Bryan
had trouble in convincing that the pres
ent was an inopportune fimo to agitate
BABY FOR SALE S
UNITED 1'IIESS LEASED WIRE.
Tacoma, Wash., Feb. 5. Mrs. Bossio
Rowley, who advertised her baby for
sale when, she alleged, hor husband do
sorted her sonio timo ngo, and who re
cently attempted siiinido at Iloquiam,
is in the city jail hero today on a
ehnrgo of disturbing the peace. She
was arested on a warrant sworn to by
her husband and will be tried in polco
court this aftornoQii. Mrs. Rowley do
nies tho accusation and claims her hus
band's action in causing her arrest was
spile work and intended to cast a
shadow over her ehuraeter so ho can
obtain the custody of their four child
ren. When her husliniiil is alleged to have
refused to suport hor and the babies,
Mrs. Kowloy advertised that she would
sell her yoiiui;est child. The 'idvertiso
nient was tho cause of a sensation and
several persons offered to take the
child, but when it eaino to parting with
it the woman declined.
"1 have worked hard and done right,
yet everyone seems to go against mo,"
mid Mrs. Kowloy In her cell today.
"I wnnt my babies, I tell you and I
will have them in spits of any man."
WILL BE COLDER TONIGHT
THAN FOR OVER TWO YEARS
united press LEASER WHIR.
Portland, Or,, Feb. 0. A temperature
of "0 degrees ubovo zero was predicted
lor Portland tonight by Weather Fore
entr Bonis. This would be tho coldest
v.-rutlier iii Portland since- .(miliary !t,
1011!, I old weather will u I s i prevail
nt Salem and elsewhere.
lint building will make it modern ill
evciy re t, and well arranged for
the big plant.
The new plant lind offices 'till be In
cut", I right in the heart of the business
district, the building being but a few
feet sooth of the I, odd & lin-li liniili,
lit the intersection (f Mlntc mid Com
mercial streets. The property affords
ample room for extensions and add
itions, which will permit it becoming
the paper's permanent home.
As soon as Architect Post has com
pleted the plans for remodeling, the
work will commence.
anti-Japanese legislation. The com
mittee adjourned to meet again next
Thursday. It was expected Bryan would
would again appear bofore it at that
time.
One Bill Fassed.
The house yesterday afternoon passed
the Burnett-Dillingham bill by a vote
of 241 to 126. Its chief features are
a literacy test, and provisions barring
militant suffragists and anarchists.
SENTENCING POSTPONED.
UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRE. '
Los Angeles, Cal., Fob, 5. The sen
tencing of Lewis Bundy, aged 18, mur
derer of Harold Ziesche, was postponed
today for the second time. Bundy now
is scheduled to hear his fate at 9:30
o'clock next Tuesday morning. Post
ponement was ordered bocause Bundy 's
attorneys were not ready with their ar
guments for a new trial. -
SEEKS TO GO TO CONGRESS.
Portland, Or., Fob. 5. Frederick Hoi
lister of North Bend, lawyer and banker
has' announced his candidacy for the
democratic nomination to congress from
tho first district.
MEETS INSTANT DEATH.
Villa Coublay, Franco, Feb. 5.
Aviator Reals met instant death here
today, '
10 LABOR
E
Governor West today appolntod Mrs.
-N'ollie Trumbell, Hov, Father Murphy,
Labor Commissioner Hoff and Isaac
Hwett to attend tho national confer
ence on uneinployenient to bo hold in
New York February 27 and 28. The
request for tho appointment cumo from
Henry 11. L. Seuger, president of the
American Association for Labor Leg
islation, and John It. Andrews, secre
tary, and they recently issued the fol
lowing auiiuiiiiccinout:
"The American association for Labor
Legislation has voted to call a Nutloi.al
Conference on F.niployment. In place
of the usual Juno meeting of tho as
sociation every effort is being made
to focus national attention now upou
this most srious problem of industry,
"This winter the employment situ
ation is acute. Hut while we encourage
relief agencies to struggle with their
problem now wo do not forget that
serious irregularity of employ muiit is
not temporary in America. It is con
tinually "our greatest industrial evil,"
Indifference is Rule.
"Our special committee lias been
working for two years but public ludif-
fer e was the rule during tho time of
comparative comfort. H required a
striking emergency to fix public at
tention. By tho end of February em
ergency relief will probably have been
used in most Americnii cities. Hun
dreds of thoughtful citizens It is be
lieved will then bo ready to come to
gether and help work out tho construc
tive proposals for prevention,
"For this purpose tho associntloii for
Labor Legislation is calling a national
confereiieo on unemployment to meet
in New York City Friday and Hutur
day February 27 and 28. flovomors
mid mayors of cities have been invited
to attend or send delegates. Practical
social workers throughout tho country
have received tho annouiicoemnt with
enthusiasm,
"This iialionnl conference will con
stitule an Import nut step in advance,
it will register tho revolts attained, and
will draw tip a program of practical
action. We rely on your co operation
to ensure the sui ss of the conference
mid to promote, by this menus, the per
manent campaign against unemploy
ment In America."
V0RKON"BOAT8 BUUPENDED.
i:niti;d Piiksm ISAsrn WIUH.)
Cennn, Feb, I. Itemittniiees to pay
for construction work having stopped
coming, work was suspended here yes
terday on several torpedo boats being
built in the Ansaldo-Arinstrong yards,
supposedly for Mexi-o,
TELLS TALE
OF ATTACK
BY DIGGS
Ida Pearring Also Asserts Gilli
gan Attempted to Assault
Her.
SAYS "SPOT" BEAT
HER UNCONSCIOUS
Also Declares Florian Fischer
Wat Only Gentleman in
Hotel Party.
UNITED PUESS LEASED Willi.
Ban Francisco, Feb. 5. Maury I.
Diggs, charged with a statutory offemw
against Ida Pearring, 17 years old, list
ened in Judge Crist 's court today while
the girl told her story from the witness
stand.
With him was Walter Gilligan, held
on the same charge as Diggs. Diggs,
however, she said, was the only one who
attacked her, thought Gilligan tried to,
while Florian Fischer, also arrested on.
an accusation similar to those against
Diggs and Gilligan, but subsequently
released on his own recognizance, "was
Al. - , .I 1 1 .
me uuiy gentleman la tne party.
Miss Pearring wore a drooplnj black
hat and a black fur coat when her fath
er and mother helped hor onto the wit
ness stand. Apparently she could hard
ly walk, but later, whilo testifying, her
voice was clear and sure, though low.
"Bpot" Identified.
At tho very outset the mysteriously
mentioned "Spot,1 ' said to have boon
still another niembor of the New Yoar's
eve party which culminated, the girl as
serted, with her own ill-treatment, was
brought before hor for identification.
"Yos,1' said Miss ronrring, "ho was
with the merrymakers." It was
4 ' Spot, ' ' she added, who, after sho had.
been wronged, dragged her out of bod
und knocked her unconscious by strik
ing her head against tho head board.
Tho man was Paul Hpott, an Oakland
plumber, Immediately after his idoati
fication, at Prosecutor Opponkoim's re
quest, ho was arrested.
Aa important featuro of Miss Pear
ring's testimony wns that sho did not
know Diggs' real name until Now
Year's day. Fischer sho completely ex
onerated. She wns 17 years old, sho said, though,
she had occasionally, jokingly, told per
sons that sho wus older.
, Party Starts Out,
On tho Now Year's ove around which
her story centered, sho said she went
from her homo to tho apartment of her
friend, Miss Lillian. Bullivan, an act
ress, with (lllligan. Thent they found
Diggs, a Miss llusch and others, and
tho party started out to have a goul
time. They visited tho Mandorin caio,
the Oystvr Ijaf and other plnces, had
a good many drinks, and walked about
until 1 a.'m. New Year's duy, when she
found herself alone with Diggs and
(iilligaii,
Talced to Hotel.
They were In front of tho Holland
hotel. Sho felt badly, sho said, so Gil
ligan took hor Inside and Introduced
her to the clerk, sho nsscrtod, as his
wife. Then Diggs camo and they had
another drink.
"Then I said I was going homo,"
said tho girl, and they took me to the
elevator. That is all I remember until
It wns day."
Not Strong for BUite.
Florian Fischer was also a witness
during tho forenoon session of tho henr
ing. Contrary to expectations, ho w
not a particularly strong witness for
tho prosecution.
Diggs, ho said, told Miss PcBrring
who ho was when they first met her,
but she refused to believe him.
Fischer was not n member of the New
Year's eve party of which Miss Pear
ring told, but ho did call Now Year's
day at her room at the Holland hotel,
and found the girl, ho sold, cheerful
und lipNirently normal, lie added that
sho Innghod and joked with him, and
told hlm that "the party had a pretty
good time. "