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IALE3C OREGON, jTOESDAY, JTJLT 29, 191 i.
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IN MUD AND DEBRIS
BY TERRIFIC STORM
Telluride, Colo., July 23. Two per- l Stores Filled With Mud.
Hons were known to be doad today and I Hundreds of persons were caught In
several others were missing as the re- tne streets here. The business section,
suit of a terrific cloudburst which jn tne lowest part of the canon is
struck this section of the state last entirely covered with mud and debris.
FUR THAT SPARK WILL IGNITE 1 CIVIL M HE
MRS. E. BLAKEI.EY.
JOHN JOHNSON. ,
Johnson and Mrs. Blakeley, boih res
idents of Telluride, were drowned. One
hundred and twenty stores-here were
submerged In from eight to 20 feet of
mud and debris and at least 40 homes
were wrecked. The damage was placed
today at ;100,000, and it will require
at least three months to restore normal
Low and heavy clouds gathered on
the range lute yciterday, accompanied
by lightning and thunder. Soon the
rain started and in less than an hour
the mountain streams were converted
into veritable Niagaras.
The entrance to the new Sheridan ho
tel is blocked with IS feet of mud and
the interior of the hotel from the first
floor to the ceiling is filled with de
bris. Only incomplete reports had been re
ceived today from mining camps in the
vicinity of Telluride, and the loss of
life, if any, was not known.
Cornet Canyon dam, the source of
Telluride 's water supply, was destroyv
Most of the missing were accounted
for at noon.
The city was threatened with a wa
ter famine. The power plant here was
A general call for aid was issued by
the city authorities,
Paris, July 28. Mine. Henrietta
Caillaux, who killed Editor Gaston Cal
mette of "Le Figaro," was acquitted
here today on a murder charge.
rrosecutor Herbaux admitted in his
closing argument that there-were ex
tenuating circumstances in the pri
soner's favot in connection with the
Mme. Cailluux received a tremendous
ovation when the verdict was announc
ed. Political exponents of her hus
band attempted a counter demonstra
tion outside the palace of justice and
there were numerous fights. The po
lice had hard work to prevent a veri
Calmette was the bitter political en
emy of Mme. Caillaux's husband, Jo
Soph Caillaux, once premier of France
and at the time of the tragedy minis
ter of finance in the Doumergue cabi
net. He had been waging a fierce news
paper campaign against the minister
and as its climax published a love let
ter which Caillaux wrote to his wife
prior to their marriage and at a time
when he had a previous wife and she
a first husband living and undivorced.
A few days later, March 18, Mme,
Caillaux called at the editor's office,
asked to see him and, when admitted
allot him several times with an auto
matic pistol she carried hidden in her
muff, wounding him so seriously that
be died a few hours later.
The Trial Was Political.
Caillaux and his wife contended that
Calmette had still more of their love
letters which he intended to publish
and that Mme. Caillaux killed him to
prevent him from doing so. The prose
cution maintained that the original let
ter was not fully published and that
only those portions of it were put in
print which related to political mat
ters and were of corresponding inter
est to the public. It was denied that
Calmette had aay more letters and the
assertion was made that what Caillaux
really knew was that the editor had
still more damaging political informa
tion concerning him and inspired his
wife to assassinate him as a means of
stopping his mouth.
The trial was a political rather than
a criminal affair from the first, excit
ed the bitterest feelings en both sides
and unquestionably will result in sev
eral duels among those connected with
No one at any time thought the
death penalty would be meted out to
Mme. Caillaux, but it was considered
possible she would get a term of im
prisonment or perhaps a suspended sen
tence. Her story was that she did not in
tend to kill the editor, but went to
ask bim to return her letters, taking
the pistol with her for her own pro
tection, and fired in blind and unrea-
war scare did not diminish interest In
Prosecutor Herbaux and Attorneys
Chenu and Setigman, representing the
Calmette family, were expected to fin
ish their arguments today. Following
them Attorney Labori, Mme. Caillaux's
(defender, was scheduled for the wind-
Could Not Stand the Boast.
Paris, July 28. Mme. Henrictte Cail
laux fainted again today during the de
nunciation of her by Attorney Chenu,
representing the family of Editor Gas
ton Calmette of "Le Figaro," for
whose killing she was on trial.
She was carried from the court room
and a recess was taken.
The incident was attended by a ter
rific commotion among' the spectators
and semi-riotous scenes outside the pal1
ace of justice.
"The defendant went to the office
of 'Le Fiearo'." thundered Chenu,
"with a single purpose. 'The pistol
she had purchased lay naked in her
muff when she entered Calmette s of-
fice. She went there determined to
It was at this point that Mme. Call
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New York, July 28. The market was
both active and weak as a result of Aus
tria's declaration, of war. Southern
Pacific dropped 2 5-8 and Canadian Pa
cific 614. Southern Kailway was off
At 1 o'clock most of the active stocks
had recovered a point. Steel was 57 1-8;
Union Pacific, 122, and Canadian Pa
cific, 171. During the noon hour the
sales amounted to 200,000 shares. The
sale during the same hour yesterday
was only 50,000 shares.
Between 1 and 2 o'clock 305,919
shares were sold, as compared with
34,650 for the same hour yesterday.
Canadian Pacific touched 157, a drop
of 18 points. Later it rallied 4 points.
' The market was active but did not
reach the panic stage.
A shiument of $10,600,000 in gold,
said to be the largest single gold'ship-
ment ever made from America to fcu
rone. wa sent aboard the liner Kron-
prinzessin this afternoon. Of today's
shipment, $6,000,000 is consigned to
London banKs ana 4,ouu,vuu 10 raris.
The demand for gold export, local bank-
era said, was due almost entirely to
the war scare.
At 2 o'clock the market weakened.
This followed the announcement that
the Paris bourse had closed. Canadian
Pacific was off 8 3-4; Steel, 3; Union
Pacific, 4 3-8, and Southern Pacific, 4.
The market closed weak.
It was announced that 1,027,229
shares changed hands on the exchange
London, July 28. Only the fact
that it was believed the soldiers would
be killed if they ventured from their
barracks prevented the ' immediate
withdrawal of the Kings Own Scottish
Borderers from Dublin, it was tacitly
admitted today in government circles
Feeling In Ireland against the troop
ers who fired Sunday into a home rule
crowd, killing four and wounding about
80, was seemingly growing more and
more bitter. Town coucilB throughout
the whole Catholic part of the island
were ailoDtiac resolutions branding the
affair as $ massacre ana aemanuing
the punishment of everyone concerned
in it. ' . . .....
It was thoueht ; likely that tne
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WAR DECLARED AND
waited until daylight to attack them.
Demand His Lifev
The death penalty for Deputy Police
Commissioner llarrell of Dublin, who.
it was definitely established, called
out the troops Sunday, was demanded
in nlain terms.
Police Commissioner Sir John Hobs,
coroner, who was expocted to return Barrel! ' superior, who resigned as a
At oftemnnn would charcrn , orotest auainst Barrel! ' suspension
u .ni,iia Tih muwlnr. was excoriated as one or Lord Aber-
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Monday night that an attempt wasj bettor fortune could have befallen the
about to be made to get the Borderers people of Dublin, it was declared than
out of Dublin, an enormous crowd sur- his resignation.
rounded the railroad station by which; As the nigni progressed me uirouK
it was supposed they would leave and : grew impatient and for variety stoned
manv street cars and smashed numer
ous shop windows. ,
Throats of a strike by the Dublin
police were also worrying the govern
ment. A considerable number of blue
coats who refused to attack home rule
uemonstrators were dismissed for in
subordination, and it was to compel
their reinstatement that tneir follows
were taiKing of a walkout.
May Kill Ulsters dunces.
Irish members of parliament here in
clined to be moderate in their attitude
toward ' the British government but
they were vitriolic in their denuncia
tion of the authorities in Ireland.
Viceroy Lord Aberdeen, they de
clared, is surrounded by enemios of
home rule, who are doing everything
in their power to create sue a, a. situa
tion as will kill the chances of the
pending measure of the. creation, of in
Though it was originally directed
against the Ulstermen, John Redmond,
the Irish parliamentary louder, was
insisting that the . government's em
bargo on the importation of arms into
Ireland be raised. The orangemon's
plans for forcible resistance of home
rule, his followers maintained, showed
that those who would have to enforce
the law needed weapons to do so.
One thing the Dublin incident ap
peareu definitely to have accom
plished, was the destruction of Ulster's
chance for exemption from the oper
ation of the home rule bill. The Irish
were so exasperated by the killings
Sunday that they swore tney would
concede nothing to the Orangemen. The
labor members of )parliameit unan
imously supported them In thU and
many members of the liberal party also
endorsed their attitude.
Premier Asquith was so thoroughly
convinced that on this point the home
rulers meant what tbey said that be
announced the indefinite postponement
of consideration of the bill to have
been taken up today for amending the
homo rule measure so as to exclude the
(By Carl H. Von Wlegarrt.)
Berlin, July 28. Austria was fully
prepared for quick work when it de
clared war against Servia today. '
Its troops were massed on the Ser
vian frontier. Its warsiilps were ready.
Its transports were moving on the Dan
ube. Not a detail of preparation tor
hostilities had been overlooked.
The first information that a formal
declaration had been issued reached
here in the form of a bare official an
nouncement by telephone.
The Austrian noto to England, in re
sponse to the latter 's request for a sus
pension of hostilities pending media
tion attempts was to the effect thnt
Austria could not consider mediation
but might negotiate with a view to lo
calizing the struggle.
It was known positively here that
Germany favors localization but in
tends to take a hand if Russia inter
It was reported hero that Russia had
ordered the mobilization of 14 army
corps. Unconfirmed rumors wore also
current of a Kussinn military coneen
trntion on the frontier.
The admirality ordered the German
fleet concentrated in home wators.
WAS NEWS IN BRIEF.
War Is Declared.
London, July 28. Austria formally
declared war against Servia today, ac-
cordiug to dispatches received here
This announcement followed Aus
tria's refusal to suspend hostilities
pending mediation attempts, as sug-
gested by f oreign luuusier oir mimrq
Grey of England.
In his reply to Sir Edward, Foreign
Minister Count Von Bcrehtold of Aus
tria made it plain that his country had
gone too far to turn Daux.
It was Semi-Oir.cianjr unuiiru ur
that 8ir Edward had met with a re
buff in his attempt to keep peace and
that, for the time being, his plan was
held In abeyance.
' Occupy Servian Capital
Paris," July 28. Occupation of Bel
grade, the Servian capital, by two
Austrian army corps was reported at
the Austrian embassy here today. It
was said there was no resistance.
TrooDS Cross the Danube.
London. July 28. That Austrinn
troops had crossed the Danube into
Servia was reported hero and at Paris
and Berlin today.
An unofficial Berlin roport hail it
that thoy had invaded Servia at Mitro
vitz, the Servians retiring before them,
This renort however, was unconfirmed.
Another Btory was that n nau been
announced in Vienna hostilities would
begin at dawn today.
An official Vienna announcement
was to the effect that eight Austrian
army corps wer mooonzea.
Continental markets openca general
ly lower but a rally followed the lower
Consols fluctuated. Americans were
The Czar la Firm.
REPORTER TELLS OF
Washington, July 28. The navy de
partment today made public the report
of the court of inquiry which investi
gated the story of Correspondent Fred
erick L. Boalt of the Newspaper En
terprise association to the effect that
Ensign Richardson, U. S. N., told him
of applying the "law of flight" at
tho time the American forces were oc
cupying Vera Cruz.
Thirty naval officers, the report
MAY SPLIT CODHTRY
Shanghai, July 28. Up-country ad
vices received here today Indicated that
the revolutionary movement which has
Wheat Jumped Six Cents.
rU:-.nA Tiilv 9M Ad inAn B it WBS
announced that Austria had declared tradiction of Boalt 's version
war against Servia, frantic trading oc
curred on the board of trade here.
Wheat jumped six cents per bushel.
said, testified that they never heard jjust developed in Bunan province is
of the application of the "law ofjthc mogt formiiBblo President Yuan
flight," ana never nenra n.cuarusu.. ,Hh- Kai haJ , faccd
ay ii was npi'iieu. ,,ui.u,., u. Leaders of the uprising
statea, Biso oenieu ever niuvmg n m
telling anyone that he did so.
Boalt, it was added, was invited to
be present throughout the hearings of
the court of inquiry with counsel but
declined. This statement was in con-
Stocks All Tumbled.
London, Jury 28. Stocks touched the
lowest fieure of the present crisis.
I Banks sold heavily, especially of Bus-
been reported up to 2 o'elock this after
noon. Wheat elosed at from 8 to 0 1-8
cents above the opening price.
eoning sudden rage when she saw the .ian mlnet -hares and Mexican oil.
man who had so harmed her husband. I
Bef plea was substantially one of
Montreal Markets Close.
Montreal, July 28. The board of
governors closed the stock exchange
here this afterncon. Prices broke rap-
idlv simultaneously with the war an
Paris, July 28. The testimony fin
ished, arguments were begun today in ! noiincement and it was thoskht best to
the ease of Madame Benriette Caillaux, 1 temporarily close the exchange. The
on trial for killing Editor Gaston Cat-' exchange at Toronto was also closed,
mette of "Le Figaro." It was announced toat the stock ex-
A vast throng surrounded the palace 'change would remain closed tomorrow,
of justice and at the entrance to the I A wild stampede occurred in the pjt
little eourt room where the lawyers when the war announcement came. For
were talking hundreds clamored for ad-; tunes were made and lost in a few sec
mittance. The police had hard work onds. It was believed a number of
to escape being rushed off their feet, small brokerage houses possibly were
There were dozens of fights. Even the ; caught in the panic but no failures had
to have been gathering arms and am
munition and assemb::ng veterans of
the last revolution for some time. They
uncovered their plsns so" suddenly that
the government seems to havo been ta
ken completely by surprise.
No definite figures were obtainable
U'REN DECLINES THE
Portland, Ore., July 28. All cam
paign activities at prohibition head
quarters in behalf of VV. 8. U'Ken, who
was the party's nomineo for the office
of governor, were stopped today upon
the receipt from U'Heu of a lotter for
mally declining to accept the noiiuna
tion because of a provision in the law
which prohibits him from running as
an independent candidate and also as
the candidate of a political organiza
tion. Be was required to make a choice
between the two, and chose to ruu in
dependently. EDITOR ON TRIAL.
War waa declared by Austria against
The most strenuous efforts were lie-'
ing made at every old-world capital "'
to prevent the rest of Europe from be
Strong forces of Austrian troops were -
massed on the Servian frontier, mora
were being hurried to the front and
Austrian ships controlled the Danube.
Three Servian Danube steamers were
seized by the Austrians.
Reports were current that Austrians
had occupied Belgrade, Servia 's capi
tal, and invaded the enemy's country
Before declaring war, Austria told
England, which had asked a suspension ;
of hostilities pending mediation er
f orts, that it could not consider media
tion but was friendly to efforts to lo-
callse the conflict
Reports that Russia, Bervia's friend,
had declared war on Austria were dis
The czar was said, however, to be
personally determined to protect Ser
via. Rumors were current of a partial or ,
complete Russian army ' mobilization
and concentration of troops on the
Russian Foreign Minister Saxonoff .
was trying to arrange matters for Ser-
via to satisfy Austria without losing its
Germany was said to hope the war .
would be confined to Austria and Ser- -via
but to be determined to interfere
if Russia did so.
There was much military activity la'
Berlin and the German fleet was rder; "
ed concentrated In home waters.
The kaiser ordered the erown prince
to keep away from-the Oerinw- eanitaJ,
presumably fearing be would eatch the . '
war fever and do something to, parti
cipate a general struggle. t
Italian sentiment strongly: favored"
keeping out of the fight, but three
Italian warships . In English waters
were ordered home.
. There was also considerable anti-mil-.
ltary sentiment in Paris and a little In
Berlin. ' : .
' The British dreadnaught fleet, pre
pared for . eventualities, awaited de
velopments at Portsmouth.
European bourses were panicky and
quotations In Paris were suspended
when it was announced war had been
Bad bank runs occured In Germany
and Austria and some banks closed.
The New York market was active
but weak on account of the war de
claration and vast sums in gold were
sent abroad to meet the foreign de
mand. On the Chicago market wheat jumped
6 cents a bushel and there was the wild-'
est trading when news of the declar
ation was received.
The Montreal and Toronto stock ex
The Washington cabinet decided the)
event of a general European war.
Morris Hilqultt, the socialist, declar-.
ed in New York that a general strike
would be declared In the European
countries where war threatened, ren
dering hostilities Impossible.
Us Angeles, Col., July 28. The trial
of Oeorge R. Young, editor of the Los
Angeles Record, on a charge of crim
inal libel preferred by Police Judge
Warren Williams began here today.
The suit was based on an article
dff"" "n" w I printed in the Record in which it was
concerning the revolutionists numbers, , uted tht Ju((?e williani. hd tfyeB
but it is understood they ran high into en,ployment on hig father's rancn to
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cooler east por
j tion; Wednesday
fair, warmer ex
cept near the
the thousands of well-dnlled men
equipped with up-to-date weapons.
The leaders had no connection with
White Wolf, who has been operating
extensively in Kansu province lately,
and unlike him, have' made it plain
that there is nothing of the bandit
about them but that they are out and
out revolutionists. It was taken for
granted that they would use White
Wolf arid his men as far as possible in
their campaigning, but it appeared un
likely that the two forces would join
for some time to come, since their re
spective fields of activity are far sep
arted from one u,iother.
The llunnn army was said to aim
first at the capture -of the triple cities
of Hankow, Banyang and Wuchang,
then at the subjugation of the Yangtse
valley and finally at bringing all of
southern China under their banner.
The purpose of the movements, ac-
Fred Andrews, former patient at the
city's inebriate farm, and had raid
him insufficient wages.
Attorney Earl Rogers for the de
fense challenge! (he venire that ap
peared In the courtroom on the unique
irrounda that Williams, as a police
judge had helped draw the members.
Utah Man Named.
Washington, July 28. The nomina
tion of Thomas Thomas of Halt Lake
to be collector of customs for the dis
trict comprising Utah and Nevada,
was sent to the senate today.
cording to Chinese in . touch with it,
is the establishment of a strongly so
cialistic jepublic, which they believe
they can pot on its feet in southern
China even though they may be unable
o dislodge President Yuan in the
St. Petersburg, July 28. Despite the
war sraro the czar' left today on his 0nlted states would be neutral in the
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Be arranged, however, to keep in tho
closest touch with St. Petersburg.
Bis majesty was said to have takon
personal responsibility for Russia's
firm stand in favor of interference if
Austria undertook to crush Servia.
"We have endured this sort of thing
for soven years," ho wsb quoted as
saying, "and that's enough."
Russian Foreign Minister Snzonoff
wus reported, however, to be urging on
Servia a plan for satisfying Austria
without loss of sovereignty.
Troops Are Moving.
Berlin, July 28. Large bodies of
troops in field uniform were marching
through IJcrnn streets lociay.
Officials said the movements had
no siunificanee except that the sol
diers were changing quarters, but the
public disbelieved this.
The city was cntenscly excited.
The government issued an order pro
hibiting street demonstrations.
Twenty-seven meetings of socialists
and others were scheduled for tonight.
Some anti-military feeling was mani
festing itself but the general sentiment
was very warlike.
Runs on the banks were increasing.
They were even more strenuous in Aus
tria than a Germany. At Prague
$8,000,000 in deposits were withdrawn
in 48 hours. Several banks wore
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Vienna, July 28. Austrias military
measures and present course cannot be
interrupted pending negotiations look
ing toward mediation.
Thi was Foreign Minister '-Count
Von Bcrehtold 's reply today to the
suggestion from Foreign Minister Sir
Edward Grey of England that hostili
ties against Servia be suspended while
England, Germany, France and Italy
arranged an ambassadorial conference
looking toward, the) ipresetvatlou of
The Austrian 'note was courteous
but it was nothing less than a diplo
matic refusal to accept mediation.
- Germany Rejects.
London, July 28. That Germany had
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Officially rejecicu cugiauu iwv
Servian mediation proposal was as
serted in a Berlin dispatch to the Cen
trnl News Agency here this afternoon.
This statement was unconfirmed
however, and in official circles here
it was believed that the Central News
correspondent had simply placed a dif
ferent interpretation on the kaiser's
attitude from that of other correspond
ents, who did not consider the German
reply a rejoction.
Premier Asquith told the house of
commons that there were no develop
ments in the situation.
Though Austria's reply to England
was, in effect, a flat rejection of
mediation, it did not close the door
auainst efforts to localize the con
flict. Kaiser Has Accepted.
Berlin. July 28. The kaiser has ac
cepted in principal the suggestion by
British Foreign Minister Sir Edward -Grey
for mediation attempts on tho
part of England, Germany, France and
Italy in the Austro-Servian quarrel,
it was stated here today. It was ex
pocted a formal reply to Sir Edward
would be made Bhortly. . '
In the meantime it was understood
England and Italy were trying to in
sure a localization of the conflict even
if thoy failed to prevent one entirely. '
On this point the German foreign of-'
fic0 issued the following statement to
the United Press:
"The outlook for localizing the con
flict between Austria and Servia ap-'
pears more hopeful." '
A message was -received from St
Petersburg denying that a ' general
mobilization of the Russian army had
been ordered. v " . :
Bank Suns Increase. . ;.
, The bourse here waa still panicky.
The bank runs grew worse and repre-
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