Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, April 03, 1914, Image 1

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Shocking Charges Made Against Head of Revolutionary Army
Following Taking of Torreon He Admits 500 of His Men
Were Killed and 1500 Wounded During Eleven Days'
FightingBelieves 1000 Federal Were Killed in Battle
But Does Not Estimate Number of Wounded Plans an At
tack on Monterey and Salti Ho Next Steps Taken to Clean
Up Torreon Inhabitants Facing Starvation.
Torreon, Mexico, April 3. With Tor
reon nr inst completely in fcu hands,
General Francisco Villa was already
preparing today fo attacks on Mon
terey and Saltillo. In the meantime
liis men are doing their utmost to get
in food supplies and make city habit
alile. A thorough' cleaning up' wns
urged, if a pestlence was to be avoided.
The 'inhabitants w.ro on tho verge of
Htnrvation. Villa ia Housed of butcher
ing nuniived or prisoners.
Considering the number of men en
Raged in the pnst'll days' fighting,
tile losses were enormous. Of the
rebels 200 were killed in Sunday night 's.
fighting nlnue, antt it was estimated
GOO federals were slain and 1,000 were
wounded- the same dav. Villat put tho
number of rebels kil'led after his men
Rot inside the city tit 500 and the
wounded at .1,500.
Asked how mnny federals fell from
first to last, Villa replied: "You'll
not go far wrong if you say the fed
oral loss- was total."
Geuoral Volasco Escapes.
Oi'ficiMlly Torreon fell rt 10:30 Inst
ni;.rht. ' (icneral 'e)asoo, tho federal
commander, escaped at the last mo
fii"nt. Last Tuesday a detachment of
his men succeeded in leaching the
Canon del Ounrnche, several miles nut
side (ho city, where they entrenched
themselves strongly.' Velaseo and a
weall bodyguard broke through the
federal cordon during the oorifu.'ion of
the final nsnnlt and r.-.nnageil to join
this force in the canon. A body of
rebel cavalry pursued them hotlv. ' l'p
to today it had neither roturucd'nor re
ported. Villn promptly put Ms prisoners to
work burying the dead, caring for. the
wounded nnd clearing up the wreckage.
Tin) damage done by shells, bombs nnd
fire was enormous, und the removal Of
debris will be n heavy task.
The food problem, too, was a serious
one. Supplies were ordered rushed
from Chihuahua City nnd Juarez, and
details were sent out to drive in herds
of cnttle from tho TIP! (T 1, Knii nn- I
ranches. Koup kitchens were opened
under military management and nil ap
plicants, men, women nnd children.
".uriMi.imm rcneis, combatant and
noii combatant, shared alike while the
food lasted.
Tuts Prisoners at Work.
To facilitate the assault upon Mon
terey nnd Saltillo, Villa had forces of
federal prisoners at work repniring-tho
railroad eustward and rebuilding the
bridge over the- Nnzns rivef, which was
uestroyeu during tho fighting.
Villa wus inclined to think Mori-'
terey and Saltillo would fall oavily. I
In view of the Torreon garrison's do-'
Htruetion and the citv'a capture, with u
greater store of artillery and military!
wupplies than the Huertaists possessed i
anywhere outside Mexico City, he could !
not believed it would be deemed worth I
while to reinforce tho defenders of
either of his next points of attack. And !
unless they were strongly reinforced, be
felt confident of mnki'ng short work
of them.
Differences Boon Forgotten.
The fighting at Torreon over, the '
rebels and their federal prisoners frn-!
ternizod rendiiy. By their desperate
re-Hstnnr b resistance which was a I
great surprise to Villa the federals '
had won the respect of the rebels. (In !
the other hand the federal were ur-,
prised nt being nn. tnl,,
Many of them would hnve pui rendered i
Homier, thev nid. but their officers i
convinced them they would be tortured ,
to death if captured. '
Volunteers Kissing.
it was a noticeable f. ature. In wcvor, -t'l.-it
the t.risoners were all s.iliiidcr.-i f
tiie feeri'l regular army, and that there !
were no "hai,derns t-i, lo nidus a ;
'"ips of v.Junteers organiz-l J.v ii-n- j
er:il Orozen in 11U2 when lie jebolkd ;
npiinpf Mndero among then:. j
These volunteers were declared trrut- ,
Ms by (icm-r.,1 Villa, who promised i
The Weather
f,ff)D I "j Tho Hi. key llird
'Kl.t and .V.,:r-:
day fho'vers. north
vet portion; ar
tially cloudy in
couth m.d east
l-ortions, prulatdy
chow. r; light
southerly breezes.
.-..v. ' '
to exeaute every one w:io fell Into his
1, ..J T Ul. 1 1. .T 1
iiuiiun, av wus ueiieveu uo am so,
Not counting tho preliminary fight
ing in the suburbs, the main nttnek on
Torreon began Saturday night.
Tight Open3 Dramatically.
It was opened dramatically. Riding
along the lino of his troops, General
Villa pjolnted to tho city und shouted:
"Comrades, there 'a Torreon. We must
take it. Will you follow me'f"
Tho responso was a thunderous
chorus of cheers. "Ksta bueno," cried
Villa. "Let us- go." .
The roar of tho rebel artillery and
tho rattle of rifle fire followed imme
diately. From that time forward the
constitutionalists closed steadily in on
the town. Tho federal artillery nnd
linemen rougut cooiy ami courageously
but their enemies' advance was at no
time even checked.
Sorry to Miss Tut).
The wounded rebels seemed to care
less for their hurts than for tho fact
that they would be unnlde to partici
pate in their comrades' final triumph.
"I don't care so much about this,"
said one officer to a newspaper corres
pondent, as ho touched a shattredo arm,
"but I'm sorry to miss the fun."
Wh-.it.furryii.sed.tho jebeU must was
the federals' contiwed resistance after
the former were actually in the streets
of Torreon. They had expected a
fight to got into tho town, but once in
side they had believed it would bo
-Strongly Barricaded.
Instead, the thoroughfares were
found strongly bnrricaded and held by
federal troops who contested every step
of their foes' advance, fighting from
behind the barricades and pouring a
murderous fire into the rebel ranks
from the tops of tho flat-roofed adobe
Villa had by this timo been com
pelled to stop his artillery fire to avoid
mowing down his own men. Hand
grenades wero used instead. Much of
the fighting was at such short rnnge
that occasionally a federal on a house
top would succeed in cntching nn tin
exploded grennde in midair and hurling
ii iwh ur rue reoeis.
Villa seemed to be everywhere, riflo
in hnad, cheering his men on and being
cheered by them in turn.
Slowly driving the federnls before
them, the rebels took one after another,
tholiull ring, tho smelter, a lurgo euar
tel in tho southern part of tho city and
a number of strongholds constructed by.
tho piling of cotton bales together.
Holds Back Announcement.
Hy Tuesday night they wero in com
plete control of tho city except for
two positions which it was impossible
to shell effectively und until last night
these continued to bold out against at
tack after attack by riflemen and gre
nadiers. Iii tho meantime Villa would
permit no announcement of victory to
be sent out, saying it would be "time
enough to make such a claim when tho
street fighting was over.
The rebel commander riduculod re
ports that fresh forces of federals wero
viuviTgiiig upon trie city. The rail
ronds wero cut In every direction, ho
snid, und his scouts w?re on tho alert
50 miles out.
He declared he would be sure to
know it if any considerable federal do
tnehment were nearer than that.
Say Prisoner Killed.
The rebels accused tho federals of
kiitinff ri-bel Itrisonerii mul wmi,i,l,..l
At Gomez I'ulnMo, following the first
iiiincK, wnicu tne federals succeed
beating off, they asserted thlire
n mnKsiicrc. They were eornpelli
leave n-nrv w.rtnded on the field
ed in
I'd to
. Ii nd
when they finally took the position
they found all these had been butch
ered, as well as 500 or 300 prisoners.
( M'li'Ttil Villa's message to General
CarranzM, announcing the rapture of
Torreon, was as follows:
Many Killed or Wonnded.
"At tiiis moment the reinniuits of
tho iVucrnl.1 are leaving Torreon in
flight, 111 ''T ll dnvs of terrific fieht-
ing. in WMKJI we lost Lot") wound
a-i.l fiol) killed, and the f,.;l,-r,.l, i,,,
in;; f r on the number of hodii- burred,
i.ie:,t hnve had more than 1,000 killed
Their number of wounded 1 lira tumble
to estinii.t-'.
"Our forces hnve full pofsession of
"I ligr.-t to annou'iee that
th noun-led were (ienernls
V. dil-'s nnd Cnlixtit Conturea.
"1 coni-rat ulnte nnd salute you wtih
the n-pe t i.n-1 esteem I have hud fur
you rdwHvs."
Denies Torreon Ha Fallen.
Washington, April 3. Moxirnn
(Continued on pags BJ
Grants Pass Baron
Commits Suicide
Grants Pass, Or,, April 3. Arnold
Becker, president of tho Althouse
1 lacer Mining company, which has ex
tensive operations on Althouse creek.
near Holland, committed suicide last
night about 6 o'clock by shooting him
self through tho head with a 32 cali
bre revolver, death being instantaneous.
Broken health is supposed to have been
tho cause of the deed.
Becker was an Austrian nobleman,
born at the Austrian coinrtilato 4,3 years
ago. His Austrian title was Baron Ar
nold Becker Von Rosenveldt
He was educated at Berkeley, Cal.,
adu at Harvard, and had attained na
tional prominence as a mining nd civil
Ho had recently organized the Alt
houso Placer Milling company, and a
Bucyrus elevator, the most 'oxtensive
equipment on a Southorn Oregon plan
er, had iust been nut into aiicoskfiil
operation, and was handling 1000 yards
or gr.ivei per nay injunction proceed
ings instituted against tho turning of
the Wllter of Althouse into T)em
gulch by the Booker company, in its
miuing operations, worried Meeker and
aggravated his nervous eodnition, his
associates allege. Becker's wifo mul
daughter reside in New York City
Arkndelphia, Ark., April 3.- Intense
excitement prevailed hero today over
thohmirdor last nieht. of Mrs Kliinh
Francisc nnd her two children. Tho
slayer killed his victims with an axe.
l'rancis and nnothor child escaped.
Bloodhounds were put on the trail of
the murderer this afternoon.
' Francis, whn is f?S vmtrt nl.l fnl.t tlta
authorities that the murderer killed his
who and children anil then burned
their home to cover the prinm. Tie said
he was nwakened at 4:30 o'clock this
morning by thn barking of a dog, and
found tho house to bo in flames.
"I seized my 8-year-old boy," he
snid, 'and started to awaken my wife.
I SllW a man with nn nxn liMivinir Itnr
room, and 1 picked up my boy and
ran '
The bodies of the three victims wero
Washington, April 3. Secretary of
State Bryan was suffering this after
noon from n severe cold. He remained
nt home all day.
Recent Anti-Home Rule
Meeting and Signal Corps
i Zijy ' ,
w y.i. w
i k
Tiie abova pictures wer takcu at I tlnn
Home P.ulo bill. A typical man meotin
of Belfast la ahown above, A Unionist
Belle Ventura Delayed With 58
Dead and 33 Survivors by
Ic Field. '
Several Frozen! While on Ice
Floes During Terrfible
Ocean Storm.
St. Johns N. F, April 3. With 58 of
the stoarn sealer Newfoundland's crew
dead and 33 survivors from tho same
crow on board, the sealer Belle Ven
tura wirelessed at noon today that it
was fast in tho ice off Capo Bonavisto.
The ship, a powerful one, waa bucking
tho floos, and tliej captain said he
hoied to mako port !by Sunday It was
added that many of the survivors were
in a serious condition from exposure.
Hundreds oi relatives of tho seal hunt
ers had gathered here, anxiously await
ing news.
Tho Btephano was said to halve one
corpse ami two living men on board,
and tho Florizel five dead. This left
1!) unaccounted for, if, as stated, 120
of tho Newfoiinilnnd's company were
seal hunting on the ico when tiie bliz
zard struck the fleet.
May Severely Frozen.
It was sti-tod .n several wireless mes
sages that most of the survivors were
sevorely frozen, and preparations were
being made to care f)or them in the lo
cal hospitals.
Last night's advices left no doubt
that, the Newfoundland with Captain
Wesley Kfn and 2f of his men on
board, weathered thVutorm, though un
nhlo to pick up tho hunters, who were
on tho ico when it broke.
Much relief was also felt at the newB
that the Southern Cross, whoso loss,
with 170 men, had been feared, was snfe
at Channel, N. F.
Claim Ship Not Safo
New York, April 3, A private dis
patch from St Johns today said tho
steamship Southern Cross "was not nt
Channel, N. F., ns reported. The
source of the information was not
Attorney Gale Hill, of Albany, was
in the city on legal business yostor
dnv. Tm, r-f-T, -.
1WU . 1
- A, . .
when tlster w at fever heat over tin
g of protect In one of ths public squares
arn-y algnal corps on review li shown
One Man Misscing and Five
Injured as Result of Two
Mishaps at Venice.
Cars Go Crashng Over While
Negotiating Sharp Curve
at High Speed.
Santa Monica, Aprl 3. One man is
dying and five others are more or less
seriously injured as tho result of two
automobile accidents which occurred
hore early today. Both mishaps wore
at the eamo spot, a sharp curve on the
Washington boulevard at Compton av
enue, just outsido of the Venice city
Fatally injured:
R. P. Jennings, of the Phoenix Man
ufacturing company, skull fractured;
protmlily will die.
Seriously injured:
Warren Vaneo, of tho Vaincc Canoo-
vuii Automobile company, Los Ange
les. Warren Hucksmoiith, chef King
ueorge note, painruiiy cut.
A B. Cone, e.lork l.'mprcss hotel.
- James Howard, traveling salesman
Henry Lesnor, of Ocean l'ark.
At 1:30 o'clock this morning the car
occupied by Lesner and Howard over
turned. , Tho second accident was at fl
o clock, when the automobile, in which
tho second party was driving threw a
wheel and smashed mtotho ditch
Washington, April 3, Representa
tives of custom railroads, who have
asked permission to increase, their
freight rates five per cent, closed their
testimony today, and asked the inter
state commerce commission to finish
the case next week in order to etprdilo
its decision, l ho commission is ex
pocted to render ils doclsion May 1,
New York, April 3. Missouri Pacific
was tho wenk spot at the stock mar
ket's opening today, dropping a quarter
on account of tho abnndoninent of tho
plan to bring tho Gould ronds under
cntrol of tho liockefeller Interests. Oth
erwise tho market was firm, most of
tho changes being upward Goodrich
roso 1. Railroad stocks fell off Inter,
in spito of a good report of March cur
loading by western rads, and the mar
ket as a wholo agnin declned.
Bonds wPro irregular. liock Island
collaterals wero off to 35 3-8. The ninr-
ket closed dull.
Washington April 3 Strong criticism
from everywhere over tho seloetioii of
two Missouri cities among the li! sites
for regional reserve banks under the
new currency law, poured In hero today.
The organization committee, after threo
nioiilhs of work, yesterday divided lh-i
country into 12 districts and selected
I" cities where government reserve
bunks are to bo located under tho nev
The eilies selecte 1 are New York,
Philadelphia, llost.m, Cleveland, liich
iriond, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, St.
Louis, Kansas City, .Minneapolis and
San Francisco. ,
The naming of both St. Tiouis and
Kansas City as regional bank cities
drew sharp criticism, It was openly
charged t hat Knntasj City was ehosei.
through the influence of Senators Heel
and Stono of .Missouri and Senator
Dwell of Oklahoma. Many congressmen
and senators also Insisted that Denver
mill (Imahn were disoiiininnted against.
Tho orguuintioit ec niiiiltti'e formally
certified tho list of reserve bank cities
today, and tho comptroller of ttiii cur
reii.-y immediately notified the haulm
of the country. Within III) Hnys the
banks must begin p'lying for thn stork
in the government reserve banks in
their district.
President Wilson wss expected to an
nounce toon his np"iintments to the,
regional reserve board.
Thomas Green
Pays Penalty
San Quentin, Cal., April 3. Thomas
Groen, murderer of William A. Bowles
cashier of a bank at Blytho, California,
wont to his death on the scaffold la
the state penitentiary here at 10 o'clock
today. He aied without a sign of fear.
Green In company with Paul Case at
tempted to rob the Blvthe bank, and
whon Bowles tried to escape and aounded
an alarm, shot and killed him.
Oreon mounted the scaffold at ex
actly 10 o'clock. Before tho black cap
was adjusted he asked for Warden
Johnston and thanked him for his kind
treatment. Asked If he wished to re
veal his true name, Oreon said:
Refuser, to Tell Uimi Kama
"I will not toll my real name. My
moinor ami ratlier are good people.
They raised me properly and gave mo
every advantage.
"I want to go to my death with my
Identity still unknown M aged parents
kuow nothing of this affair, and now
I know they never will. I brought this
tiling on myself. Uf course I am sorry
that I killed tho cashier of that bank.
1 fired before I knew what I wan doing.
I am ready 'to take my medicine an I
tho quicker you get this thing over
now mo Hotter satisfied 1 will bo."
His Neck Is Tirol. nn
Tho trnn waa siirunir at. 111-tlH n'..ln,.U
mm me nony wns cut down I I minutes
liter. Till) llli I Wlia limlrmt
After tho execution Wnnlen Jul.
"flreen wont lo his denth liko a man.
Ill) showed no sicim nf four nn.l u-ullu.l
unassisted from tho death house to the
ncniroid. Ho seemed anxious to get it
over as ouicklv ns nossililn nn.l tl,
ecution was onmou through without a
Governor West this morning refused
to honor tho requisition of Governor II.
Hnnnn, of North Diikotn. His reasons
aro as follows:
'in view of tho developments In the
Mcliniu-Coopor enso, which discloses J.
A. Sullivan's criminal acts while in this
state, and mnko his statements unwor
thy of credit, I believe re.iulsition
should not bo honored, Believe you will
agree I havo taken proper course, when
you rend evidence taken at hearing."
i oopor was wanted In coiuioetion
with a I lean, I lnrv.liritilnir In n im,.
wherein ho wns defemlnnt. nn a rhon.n
of murder. Tracy It, Bangs a leading
;ortn uakota attorney,, is ha,viug a
liearina today on a dm run nf lunn.i i,.
plicated in tho bribery of several jur
ors. J. A. Sullivan an ex-policeman,
was alleged to havo secured Cooper's
confession in Portland but wns thor
oughly discredited in a hearing held be
fore Secretary llobbs recently. It am.
shown ho had another man Impersonate
nioper in mailing the confession.
London, April 3. .Militant suf-
sV fraoivttCM lust, nljlit nut C!in X
l.ieburn castle. In Antrim. Trnlnml A
The flames were extinguished, and
T it was sai, today the dnmnge was
not serious.
SV It. Will, fldmitt.ol lit Hin lintnn nt. X
fiee (lint Mary Hiehnrdsoti, who
r munintod einsquez' Kokoliy Yen-
us in tho nation. il museum, was
being fed forcibly in prison to
keep her from starving herself to
Sun Diego, ' til., April I). llu-
inane Officer Muters of this citv
Is on tho trial of 'l o government a
big wireless station on Point I.oion.
Ho believes that tln powerful
radio mum sent out by the station.
ure responsible for the disappear-
aue.i of pelicans from Han Diego
harbor ai d vicinity. Mutters snid 4
today he had seen pelicans by the
score stricken in mid air and fall
dead to the water. Formerly there
were mnny in the bnyj now there
nr only a few. Mutters is going
lo tho wireless slstion tomorrow
to sen If the government can tono
down the waves.
Superintendent Schools and
11 Principal End Their Ser
vice This Year.
Action Taken at Recent Meet
ing of Salem Board of Ed
ucation. At a star chamber mooting held br
tho members of the Salem school di
rectors last Weducsday evening at th
high school, it was decided by th ma
jority of tho members that Siiperinten-
ilnnf t T V... ... ik. -'a I i
...... . ... uiii.,, ui uiu eiiy B.-iiuois,
and Prlneinn.1 Karl KilnutrlcW .f ih..
Salem high school, must not make ap-
I'.ieauon ror re-election at the end of
the tiroscnt. school ver i-liWh n,l. ,tn.
on tho first, of next June.
Allien eftort was made to keep thoso
flletS COVerod nil by nrlnin i,,n,l,..
of tho school board since tho mooting
neiinesuay evening, but the facts leak-
ed OUt this lnornimr whnn n n.iWuin 1...
cal business mnn was overheard com-
inonting upon tho action of tho board
in virtually "firing" Superintendent
Kuntz and Principal Kilpatrick.
inree favor Change.
It is lllldersfnn.l niinn firut ..loan ..!.
ority that the reasons given why
rwuni7, is no longer desired ns super
intendent of HiiImiu's
hi has failed to work harmoniously
ivnu uio griuio tenctiers In the respec
tive institutions mul Hi -it 1, 1,,,,, l..,
unablq to bring about conditions in tho
schools in general befitting a standard
wnicn fiio pcnooi ooitrit Ua" sdopted
within the past six months.
It is said that, Sunerintomlni.t T",,.,l
cannot get along with the grade teach
ers mid the result is that tho schools
havo beeu retarded to a considerabl
extont in efficiency nnd general con
duct. At the st-ar ehninbop iti.i,Ui,,. nt. '
roctor Miles. Leo and Hnren voi.'.l I,.
favor of a rntnMiti.in n.lil.il.
that Superintendent Kuntz and Princi-
...,l Tr: I. .. . -i i. i .. . . . . - .
I'm ruipmricii sunn not no retained by
tho boar.1 when thn uln,.ii t .,....
officers is mado for the coining school
Poor Discipline Cliarffod.
TicHSOIIS UlVen nt. thn slur 1,
session of the board for refusing to
accent Prineiiinl Kilnntt-o-lr n. nM
the head of tho high school wero to thu
nneci Hint tlio )irinenml has failed to
maintain discipline. In tho m-liool of
which ho has charge. Certain members
in i no noani contended that the stu
dents at tho Salem liinh ,-l,,,l
absolutely out of the proper control
... ute principal ami voted to dlsponso
with Principal Kilpatrick ' services af
ter tho coining end of the tiroscnt
school year.
It WHS also fhnnro.l tlnrim (1... lnut
Wednesday's meeting thnt Principal
Kilptariek is Incompetent and unfit to
hold tho position as principal any lonir- '
or. "
Will Resign.
Belli? thoroilotllv llilrin.l t.u In
r,---.' ' M.i V" III.
opinion of the majority of tin, board,
both oficers of tho local institution
signified tjieir intention of resigning
when school closes next Juno. Principal
.imi.riin wits caneii netnro tno lueni
Iters of tho bnnrd ,tnrin,i 11. .,...
meeting anil was asktsl numerous ques-
tiuns coueeriung tno charges which wer
milllo ntruinst him bv nortnin ,..,,. i, ...
of the directorial body. Principal Kit-
piimca, it is saiil liv one or those who
attended the meeting, showed a willing
ness to iniiKo everything clenr to tho
best of his 'ability conci.rimr ih.
charges that ho has failed tu kw;
discipline in tho high school.
It seoms, that the whole trouble has
arisen out of the many depredations
which havo been tiorPormiJ In il. l.l-.l.
school during the past four months. Do-
.uusii mo prineipai tins lulled to pre
vent or detect tlin iit-,,iii. i.i..tl..M u.l...
havo been destroying proiierty nnd
'ii-iiRiiiK mm tno seuool Innldlng, the
board, or the majority at least, havn
como to the conclosion that the princi
pal in lucking in discipline.
Pontics Charged,
If wltnt well k
hnve beeomo acipminted with latest act
tion of tho school board pay Is true, "
politics has created tio small amount uf
..... :.. i : . . i i . . .
rrvju'iicn I'uiween tnrei" niemtiera ot
tho board, or tho majority, and the sup
erintendent, nnd the principal, It n
asserted by some while there nro no
lll-tiiitiilti C.r Din .t,ii..... I.. .
' ""' "i.il..-l .llllllt, IIIIIHOI.
Superintendent Kunl. Biul Princlpiil
Kilpatrick, they ate so retnotn as to hi
subject to a w hin nil I uiiprejiullec'il in
vestigation before any action shnul I
no tiiKen to luir thn Instructors from
making applications for nauth-'r term.
Just what tho outcome will be re
mains to bo seen, but It is nn assure.-!
fni.t Ihi.f Miii,il,iln.l.,,. l.- M...I
I'rinei;-n Kilpatrick will not pi eel
thembselves in the Salem schools itt
lllll nVflllt 11... Inniilrllu .,P ll l..,..r.l M.I.
hers to the opinion they eApre-neU lust
Wednesday evening at tho star cham
ber session, , , . m