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SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1916
PRICE TWO CENTS KSDS
MEXICAN HDl IS
According to These Trevino
Says, Any Move Save
North Means War
MEXICAN EM3ASSY s '
PRONOUNCES IT A FAXE
Situation However Is Critical,
But Carranza Alone Can
Brownsville, Texas, June 17. Troop
M, Third cavalry, under Lieutenant
Newman, crossed the Kio Grunde at
I;anchito, 12 miles above here this
morning in pursuit of Mexican bandits
who raided San Bernito yesterday. This
information was received here in a
telephone message this afternoon, which
reported that fighting hns been in pro
gress near Ranchito since shortly after
Four troops of cavalry with machine
uns left Fort Brown to support the
expedition. Several companies of the
Twenty-eighth infantry were also sent
to Rnnchirn from Mission Tka in.
fantry at Fort Brown will remain to
General Ricaut, Carranza command
Git at. Mntnmoras, issued orders Thurs
day to shoot all Americans crossing the
Is a Bold Threat.
El Paso. Texas. June 17 Tlimo ti,n
Jand troops in the Juarez garrison were
- Teiiiforced' today by several hundred
fresh soldiers who arrived during the
night and encamped 12 miles east of
With Junre civilians tm;n
General Bell at Fort Bliss holding every
aian in his command ready for any
ouieiKcm:r, me situation this nfternoon
was admittedly dangerous.
However, Bevoral alarming reports
were discounted by official advices.
General Obregon. Carranza 's was min
ister, telegraphed "Consul Garcia at El
Paso a deniaUlint General Garvia had
heen executed, as a morning news serv
ice reported. Garvia has not reached
x.texieo City, Ozvegou stated.
The statement that 1,000 Juarez civil
ians had been nrmpft n..
, ,,- aiidiiit
commander -nn nrnvn.l -ful ni.. ri..
40 Juarez residents answered the cnil
for military training and thev were
armed. All civilians who answer the
can nave been promised Carranza wean
Anti-American rlmfin.i,.n,., i
. , . """""""' pun
ted in secret meetings in Juarez are
Mo to nave beeu prevented bv cool
Mexicans Threaten Attack
Washington, June 17. Mexicans will
attack American troops if anv more of
the latter cross the border, or. "if
tnere is any attempt to move anv
troops," according to a message Gen
era Trevino has telegraphed to Gen
eral Pershing, General Bell reported
to the war department todnv through
General Funjston. t h
"General Bell telephoned that Gen
eral Trevino had telegraphed General
Pershing that if any more troops cross
ed the bonier they will be attacked or
if any attempt to move anv more troops
is made tlnse will be attacked," said
i anston's telegram.
. Acting Secretary of War Scott, in
announcing the message, emphasized
the fact that they had not come from
lersluug himself. It was taken, how
ever,, as official confirmation of Tre
vino s previously reported action, inas
much as Bell made his statement flatlv
and did not qualify it. with any su"
gestion that the Trevino message ww
The state department hdmifted!v
wag anxious to learn whether General
A stranger .called fer rare liver at
th' Little Gem resturiut yisterday.
Brooms are gettin' bo high it hardly
ia;'s t ' sweep.
-i i f V"'1 Page Seven.)
Francis M. Johnson
IsJMled by Bun
MeMinreville, Or., June 17. Francis
M. Johnson, a farmer living near Day
ton, is dead today as the result of in
juries received from an infuriated bull
which he was leading to water. The
animal knocked Johnson down and
trampled him. Mrs. Johnson drove the
bull away with a pitchfork, but not un
til her husband had been fatally in
jured. ' x
He" was 33 years old. A widow and
one sister, Mrs. R. A. Brown of Sulem,
and of Other Officials
St. Louis, Mo., June 17 At an early
hour today President Wilson was in
undisputed control of his campaign for
re-election. Vance MeConniek of Penn
sylvania has been ratified as chairman
of the national committee, over the
muttered protests of a large portion
of the committee and over the out
spoken objections of a few members.
Final vote on the question, taken long
after midnight, resulted in only two
votes being cast against the president's
slate, which included Carter Glass of
Virginia for secretary, Homer S. Cum
niings, of Connecticut, for vice-chairman,
and Wilbur W. Marsh of Iowa,
K. W. H. Moore, of Ohio, and W. F.
Sapp, of Kansas, were the" only com
mittee men willing to go on final
record with their protest.
Moore's principal argument was
that, by following the president's
directions in the matter, the national
committeemen were taking away all
their own political power they became-merely
collectors of campaign
funds, ho said.
."I deny the right of the president
to take away, from us the right to have
some say in the selection of our next
presidential candidate, which we will
have if we elect a chairman from our
own committee," lie declared.
In the course of the evening's argu
ment, R. S. Hudspeth of New Jersey,
called President Wilson by telephone.
"My choice of Mr. McCormick is in
accordance with the precedent estab
lished,", the president said, "and that
is all have to say."
The only other contest of importance,
that from' Texas, resulted in the seat
ing of William Poindexter as national
Trying to Connect Him
With Arson Cases
Portland. Or., June 17. Further
testimony tending to connect J. G.
Brown of Seattle, president pf the
Shingle Weaver's Union, with an at
tempt to burn the University Shingle
.Mills Here in im-, was iiniiripuim
from the prosecution today in the trial
of Charles McDaniels, accused or ar
Me Daniels yesterday testified that
Rrnwn offered him $.'00 and traveling
expenses out of the northwest if he
would sign nn atnuavit acKnowieug
inif that he set the fire.
Hutrli Priest and Thomas Pnttison
are now serving terms of five to 13
years in the penitentiary for tne samn
the Morning After'9 at
St. Louis- Women Are Mad
But Old Flag Gets a Rest
By George Martin.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
The tumult and the shouting dies
The orators and gangs depart;
The bands have boomed their demise,
Aud now the campaign tours will
St. Louis Mo., June 17. St. Louis j fragettes are going arouud with fight
woke up in its night shirt and a vile'ia their eyes and the kick of a Missouri
mood this morning and fiading itself j mule in every word they utter,
minus a democratic convention donned I The suffrageists didn 't like the demo
its overalls and went back to making Icrntic platform yesterday at all. Not at
boots and beer
Meantime nhe democratic party is
asleep at the twitchs all over the coun
try, wherever Pullmau porters go, sleep
ing the sleep of the just tuckered
Having spent a million dollars and a
hnrf in cash, four days time and its
visible supply of enthusiasm in whoop,
whoop, hurrahs, and hotel lobbies, it
i; rolling homeward on various rail
roads and the democratic state central
Onc lone baud tootinir "Wake Uu.
America," in front of the Jefferson ho-1
tel and one loue Ameri-an cursing it
roundly from a fourth floor window i
because it succeeded in making him;
Jn n ... 1.a nnlv aii.lll.la 01'iilnTina I
here todar that there had just beea a
l.i ..:nn.i ...,...,.,'.;., ;
city. The hotel managers are re ar -
PERKINS IS BUSY
Perfecting Plans for Getting
Hughes and Roosevelt
HUGHES WILL NOT HEED
OLD GUARD DICTATION
William Loeb Jr. Mentioned
As Probability for Cam
By Carl D. Groat
(United Press staff correspondent)
Washington, June 17. Further tun
neling to get Colonel Roosevelt and
Charles Evans Hughes) together, ap
peared to be in process here today, it
took the form of a conference this af
ternoon between Hughes and General
Leonard Wood, staunch friend ..of
Roosevelt and strong Americanism and
As an army man, Wood cannot bat
tle in politics. There is nothing to
prevent him, however from beiug a
personal emisury between tie two
men and it is believeo he will auu ms
voice to that of other men who hope
to see Roosevelt with coat off working
for the republican nominee.
Hughes day was quiet. .In the fore
noon, he made a trip down town to
purchase more of his famous open
faced collars and dignified' four-in-hand
ties, white vests and other hab
erdashery. During the afternoon
Ungues resumed his conferences with
republican ' leaders' including Repre
sentative Stevens, California, Senator
Work California, Representative Aus
tria, Tennessee, former Senator But
ler, North Carolina and Representative
Madden, Chicago. '
An Earlier Beuort.
( United Press staff correspondent.)
Washington. June 17. Charles E.
Hughes passed the week-end here as
nearlv as possible J'laiu citizen
He didn't succeed entirely for con
gressmen and. senators besieged him.
They wantedto tell him how glad they
were of his nomination, to whisper
how'd always been early and high on
the Hughes bandwagon and to begin
active work "back home.
Especially gratifying was the an
nouueement by George W. Perkins,
"auzel" of the progressives, that
peace parleys are looking up. Hughes
was not surprised, for much of the
week's work ib New xorK lias Deeu ne
voted to a. tunneling process whereby
sooner or later Hughes and Colonel
Roosevelt could. get together.
Those close to Hughes say such a
meeting wiil not occur before the ntoili
caitou in July, though before then the
two may have a "mental get to
Hughes undoubtedly intends to make
such a "blast" in his forthcoming
acceptance .of' the (nomination thut
(Continued on Pajro Si.
offense. McDaniels was captured
near Seattle severnl months ago and
brought to Portland for trial.
ranging their lobby furniture, menu
prices and unspeukable room rates and
the suffragists their hair and pro
gram, j For be it known that, since the demo
crats powered so over the suffrage
j plank in their platform yesterday, Mrs.
Abbie Scott Bnker and her sister suf-
all! And they vow they'll see aboot
it in November.
. The Collteum is a morgue of dead
chairs an.l dead cheers, paper, pop bot
tles anil nice presidential aspirations.!
Governor Major Governor Elliott W.
Major of Missouri who wanted to be
vice-president, and wanted and wanted
to, wept in E minor all over his friends'
shoulders and the downtown section of
St. Louis all day yesterday and until
the early hours of this morning be
cause he couldn't be; and Roger Sul-
livan of Chicago, took his steamboat
and went home.
The poor old. American flag, torn and
blading from the merciless onslaughts
of too many orators, hns been laid to
rajt f fT tlkd 1 1 m A tltMIKT Anil it 14 Tll '
i up to Woodrow Wilson and Charles
Vi-.n. II ,,t. i. u,on !.-, 11 rrn
on with the story.
Officials Say Steward
Served Them Whiskey
Kalama, Wash., June 17. Steward
J. L. Nichols of the river steamer
Beaver is in jail here today as the re
sult of a raid on the steaiuboA by dep
uty sheriff, disguised as loggers, who
declare Nichols served them whiskey.
The officers were accompanied by D.
E. Nicholson, Bertillon expert at the
Walla Walla penitentiary.
Officers declare they have informa
tion that some river steamers have? bo
eome favorite rendezvous for men who
want to drink without interference.
Nichols said he bought the liquor at a
I'ortlaud drug store.
Longshoremen's Strike Leads
to Murder This Morning
Four Are Arrested
Oakland, Cal., June 17. Louis Mor-
ley, age 23, a lumber handler, was shot
and instantly killed today during a
strike riot which raged around a train
.of timber wagons at the Sunset lum
Jack Hampton, a guard on one of
the trucks, is under arrest. Five other
men who figured in the fight bave
bea taken into custody for their own
Morlev was in a crowd of strikers
which surrounded the waRon as they
came from the yards. Hampton Bat
beside the driver. As an attempt was
made to drive the trucks through the
mob, one of the strikers threw a stone.
Hampton, the police allege, tnereupon
drew his revolver and fired- Morley
was aiiot in the heart.
Five hundred men are on strike at
the lumber yards in sympathy with
river boatmen. A larze uuniocr or
strikebreakers are on the ground, and
further violence is feared. Both sides
threatened to bring reinforcements
from San Francisco today. The water ,
front is swarm-aa -with ponce, heavily
armed, in anticipation of more trouble
Tour Under Arrest.
Oakland, . Cal., June 17. M. F.
Mofey, a lumber handler, was shot and
instantly .killed Parly today during a
strike riot at the ' Sunset Lumber
Yards. Four suspects have been ar
rested. It is reported that trouble has
started all along tho waterfront.
Movey lived in Alameda. He was
watching a crowd of men around the
vards when a-shot was fired from a
'lumber dray. The bullet pierced his
heart. He fell dead.
Police seized four men who were
near the wagon. They were taken to
The strike at the Sunset Lumber
Vards is an outgrowth of the recent
longshoremen's strike, in which a
partial truce has been declared, and of
the river boatmen's walkout, still in
Vesterdav there were two minor dis-
t rim noiu "n.t the Sunsot pliniit, one
non-union worker beinjr severely beat
en by f if t v rioters who dragged him
from' a wagon which was conveying
laborers to thn yards. Another man
was dragged from the. wagon, but
escHped by running.
TODAY'S BALL SCORES t
,:.:..,. It 4
Vnu"hn, Seaton aul Archer; Chen
ey, Marqmml, Coombs and Meyers. 11
R. TI. E.
Cincinnati J r ?
1'hila.lelphia 0 "? '
Toncy and Wingo; Demnree, Mcuil
leu and Bums.
l'ittsburgBoston, both games post
St. Louis-New York, postponed, wet
R. II. E.
rNwVorU - ; "
Cleveland " , .
Khawkey and Nunamaker; llagny,
Coumbe, Covulfski and O'Neill.
R. H. E.
3 8 0
...7 7 1
Piston - -
,' Ruth and Thomas; Ben, and Scbalk.
Danforth replaced Rum.
. 2 10
C I miw
Harper and Henry; Groom, Weilumn
Supersensitive persons can be known
l,v the slight reaard that they have
for the feelings of other.
Capture of Czernowitz Not
Officially Confirmed But
FIGHTING AT VERDUN
MAKES NO CHANGES
Russian Drive Relieves Pres-
sure On Italian Front-
London, Juno 17. That the Austri-I
ans, driven back from their first line
of trenches on the eastern front have
settled into new positions of strength
and are stubbornly resisting the Russian-advance,
is the conclusion gained
here from the fact that the Russian
official report does not carry statement
of tremendous gains daily as in the first
several days of the. drivo.
Tho capture of Czernowitz, capital
of Bukowina is' not yet officialy con
firmed though reported unofficially
from several sources. Its capture has
not been denied from Vienna.
From a few miles north Tarnopol to
Brody, the Austrians have held their
ground steadily, due, says l'etrograd,
to the fact that the greatest violence
of the Russian drive has been devel
oped north and south of this sector.
The. drive already has had the effect
of lessening in marked degree the Aus
trian pressure against the Italians on
the Trentiuo front. King Victor Em
manuel of Italy has congratulated the
czar on tho success of the offensive.
Austrians Repulse Russians.
Vienna, June 17. New. combats have
started along the entire Volhvnian
tront, according to today's report front
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cross the River Styr failed, the Russians P00 r",linK overhead. An officer "l you ace Marion go with Jose
sufferin heavilv i told here there was no time to dress. Pine Davis U any other room on th8
Tiie reivort was from headquarters
yesterday, and was received here to
day. It reads:
"On the south Bneister our troops
repulsed the enemy's cavalry. West
of Visvovczyk no Russians are making
attacks against our position. Here we
took two officers nnd 400 prisoners.
There' is nothing to report from near
Tarnopol. On the whole Volhyiiian
front new combats have started. On
the Styr several enemy attempts to
cross the river failed, the enemy, as
usual, suffering heavy losses.".
On the Italian front the report
claims the repulse of ' several Italian
attacks ami the success of Austrian at
tacks at Tnknttop ami Hindmost.
Artillery Duel at Verdun.
Paris, June 17. Violent artillery at
tacks are continuing on both banks of
the Mcuse, Verdun front, m-cording
to the official statement of the French
war office today.
Tho duel of big guns in the Avoeourt
sector is particularly heavy. Dead Man's
hill last night was inferno of shell
A German hand grenade attack at
Avoeourt was easily repulsed.
In the Vosgcs, east of Thann a de
tachment of French infantry penetrated
two German lines, killing many of the
defenders and taking other prisoners.
The altuckcrs returned without suf
Denial that the French have been
driven from thir freshly won trenches
on the southern slope of Dead Man's
hill, as claimed by the Germans, is
made at the French war office.
According to the German official
statement, the French, by counter at
tack, were hurled back, leaving pris
oner4jn the hands of the German.
The French insist that they are still
holding their ga5ms, a kilometer of
trenches, and that in the attack more
than "00 Germans were taken.
Torpedo Destroyer Sunk.
London, June 17. The torpedo de
stroyer Eden sank in the English chan
nel lust night immediately following a
ollision, the admiralty announced to
It was announced that 31 of the Ed
en's crew bad been saved. She carried
70 officers and men.
The Eden displaced 555 tons, was 220
feet long and had a speed oT 2li.2 knots.
Her armament was four three-inch guns
and two lS-inch. torpedo tubes. She
was built in 1903.
Airships Bombard Dunkirk.
Faris, June 17. German fivers bom
barded Dunkirk, Pont-A-Moussouson
and Barleduc yesterday and last night,
killing four persons and wounding !,
according t the French official state
ment. A French air squadron bombard
ed I.onguyon, Montmedy and Auduiu.
SYRACUSE WON JUNIOR
Poughkeepsie, N. , June 17.
Rvrai-usn won the iunior varsitv race
iii the intercollegiate regatta this
Overlooks His Bonds
San Francisco, June 17. Where is(
Giacomo Puccini? Every effort was
made today by the reorganization com
mittee of the General Petroleum com
pany to get in touch with Puccini,
composer of "Madame Butterfly" and
other operas, who owns $10,000 worth
of the corporation's six per cent bonds,
which arc in a bank here. Unless
these securities are deposited with the
Mercantile Trust compnny before .liriie
2H, the date of the foreclosure Sale,
Puccini will not be able to participate
in the benefits of that sale. - All at
tempts to find him have been vain.
to Place Blame Where
San Francisco, June 17. While fed
eral inspectors viewed the wreck of the
steamer Bear today preparatory to
starting tiieir probe Mouuay, surviv
ors arriving here were subpoenaed to
testify at the inquiry. Every effort
will bo made to learn what was re
sponsible for the disaster to the Bear,
which cost five lives.
Many additional details of the ship
wreck scenes were given by survivors
here today. They came on a special
train from Eureka. Miss Agnes Loftus,
an actress, said she was in a lifeboat
that capsized. Ono of the sailors seized
her by the hair and kept her afloat
until they reached land. Then 'Miss
Loftus helped save Mrs. George H.
Learned and her baby from beueuth an
The nerves of many passengers from
the overturned boats were evidently
severely shaken. They described their
xperiences as terrible." Drifting blindly
through the foggy night in small boats
with children crying and some women
weeping hysterically, the steady call
of the Bear's siren and finally the un
set in the heavy surf and the fights for
lite iu pitch darkness, they declared,
were episodes which can never bo for
Miss Axa Paget of Portland, wild
she wns nwnkciii.,1 l.v tl.n wV.utl .! w
cciz.iiig an overcoat, sue ana ner motli-1
er climbed into n lifclmnt while tmml
er climbed into a lifebont whilo from
the fog came shrieks and screams of
those thrown into the breakers when
two boats tipped over.
LATE MEXICAN BULLETINS
Washington, June 17. Army trans
ports are being ordered to Tampico,
Vera Cruz and other Mexican ports to
bring home Americans, it was learned
at the state department this afternoon.
The transport Summer has already
left for Tampico, where there is a large
American colony principally of oil
men and their employes.
Washington, June 17. The text of
General Trevino 's ultimatum to Gen
eral Pershing was received at the war
department this afternoon from Gen
Officials said it would not be given
out "at this time." They refuse to
comment on it in anv war.
Washington, June 17. That Mex
icans participating in the San Ignacin
raid his week were undoubtedly Cnr-
ranzistns wns apparently established
in a report transmitted by Major Gray
to tha war department this afternoon.
San Antonio, Texas, June 17. Gen
eral Parker reported to General Funs
ton from Brownsville this afternoon
that a detachment of Colonel Ballard's
command fired on a band of Mexicans
eight miles east of San Benito Texas.
It is not known whether any bandits
were killed, as they Blattered into the
brush and recrosscd the line. Bollard
said ho would follow them across the
border if he could find a good trail.
Travelers from Del Rio said today
that 200 Mexicans havo crossed the
lino there. This could not be con
firmed at Fuustou's headquarters.
American troops are building pontoon
bridges near Del Rio and have machine
guns trained across the river.
Laredo, Texas, June 17. Mexico's
youngest bandit, Jose Do Lvon was
brought here this afternoon. The boy
who is only 12 years old, wns captured
near San Ignacio by American soldiers,
following Thursday's raid there. He
was armed with a Winchester rifle and
carried several dynatnit') bombs.
De Ijeon confessed to being a mem
ber of Luis De La Rosa's band. He
savs De La Rosa obtainel recruits in
Munterev with tho knowledge of t ar
Permission, has been received from
the nostal authorities at Washington
permitting tire use of an automobile
on rural route three. This route is
served bv Lyman McDonald, although
Mrs. Percy Pugh has been delivering
the mail during the two weeks vacation
of Mr. McDonald. Rural carriers are
not permitted to use au automobile un
less thev can make a showing to the
Washington nutnorlties that the ma-
chine can be used at least sis months in
III ORPET TRIAL
Introduced by Prosecution ta
Show Story Told by Davis
Girl Is False
TESTIMONY OF ALL WAS
MARION SEEMED HAPPY
Evidence of All Indicated
Lambert Girl Did Not
Think of Suicide
Courtroom, Waukegaii, 111., June 17
The "eighteen bunch" had thoir inning,
in the game for tho life or death of Will
Tho "bunch" only now 16 strong"
are school girls, chums of Marion Lam
bert, and they came into the big court
room half laughing, half frightened and
took the stand, one after the other,
to aid the prosecution of tho youth wh
wrecked the life of their friend.
They had been iu court before, but
this was their day the day they were
to refute the story of Josephine Levia,
now ostracised from the "bunck' who
said Marion had cried and threatened
suicide on the day of her eighteenth
birthday party, four days bofore her
body was found.
Bernicc Wells came first to the UmI.
"What did Marion ny to you when,
you left tho Lambcit home tho day
of the party f" tho prosecutor asked.
- " 'Bernice, I am awfully glad yon
could come' that's what she said,"
tho witness answered. . .
"Then she said she would meet no
at Eleanor Double 'a home the next Sun
day." .. .
"But she didn't meet yout" asked
the prosecutor. '
"She was dend," Bernice answered.
Then the state got down to the ques-
tion it wanted brought out,
"I "id not."
"Did vou sec hw crying?"
"No." , ... ,
Tells Same Story.
Florence Russell came next.
"Did you see any one crying at that'
birthday party!" she was asked.
"Yes," said Florence. "Anna Paul
son was crying."
"Anyone else?" -
"Yes, Marion Lambert, both were
"What did Marion and Annasayt",
"Marion said: 'Anna I'm awfully
sorry you did not nrrunge to stay all
night with me. Wo haven't missed
staying together on my birthday for 15
'Was that all sho was crvinz
about 1" i
Then the state turned Miss Russell
over to Attorney Potter of the defense
for cross examination.
Fliirfunle inilmithvi she iwas " hist
friendly" with Marion and that sho
was not alone with her on tho day of
her birthday party.
".Marion told me Sunday morning.
that sho had learned Will Orpet was en
gaged to Miss Youker, and that Jose-
Bin had written Will and soon Will
would come down and tell her the
straight truth of it," Miss Russell said.
On re drci't examination the utate
brought out that Marion hud told Flor
ence Orpet had bven to Lake Forest
two weeks previous to tho birthday
party, and had slept in the garage on.
the Kiippcnheimer estnte, berauso ho
had something on the chauffeur aud
could stay tkere any time he wanted
to and nobody would know it.
Not At All Jealous.
"Marion told me Orpet was of a
pnssionato temperament," Miss Russell
said. "lie would get mad and fly off
into a temper, Marion said sho liked
him that way."
1 lion Miss Russell sprang the testi
mony the stntc had waited for.
"Marion," she said, "told me onc
that she though Joschine Davis liked
Will Orpet awfully well. But Marion
said she didn't care about that. She
thought it was Josephine's feeling for
(Continued o Pace Threa.)
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