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All the News that's Fit to Print
THE BEST
NEWSPAPER I
AT LEAST
TO BE DEAD
Explosion Causes Fearful Hav
oc in Workings, and Es
cape Is Cut Off.
FIRE FOLLOWS AND
ADDS TO HORROR
Fresh Air Supply Is Headed
Off and Total of 560 Be
lieved Doomed.
unitip i'XHiis LuaiD.vm. ,
Cardiff, Wales, Oct. 14. That 560
miners in the west galleries of - the
Singbenydd colliery hopelessly are
doomed, as a result of the explosion in
the mine, was admitted by officials this
afternoon. . "
Fire, following the explosion, has
spread to the airshaft; intake at that
hour, cutting the survivors off from
fresh air.' '
At least 100 are known to be dead.
All Hope Abandoned.'
Of saving those who still lived here
was no hope whatever tonight. The
timbering inside the entire mine was
burning, forcing the abandonment of
Tescue work at 7 p. m.
That any of the men would be
burned to death, however, was daemod
unlikely. The fire had reached the in
take airshaft and it Bcemcd certain
that, long before tho flames could reach
them, they would have died painful,
but still comparatively merciful deaths
by suffocation.
The fire followed a gns explosion
just after the day shift of miners had
descended the shaft this morning. Ac
cording to official figures there wore
K31 men in the mine whon the blast oc
curred. Several Killed Instantly.
It was so violent that soveral men
were killed at tho surface, one man 20
feet away from tho shaft entrance, hav
ing his head torn away from his body.
Aroused by the terrific crash of tho
explosion, the members of the night
shift of miners were speedily on the
ground, almost to a man, volunteering
their services for resc.uo work. The
ventilating and hoisting machinery had
been completely wrecked, howover, so
that much difficulty was experienced in
even entering the mine.
A way into the workings wait finally
force through an adjacent shaft, but
even then rescue work was carrlod on
under circumstances of tho groatcst
danger.
Soma An Saved.
By desperate exertion 371 of the men
in the mine at the time of the explo
sion were gathered together, howover,
and brought to tho surface before the
fire had gained such headway as to
drive out the rescue parties.
Many of the rescuers wept- in their
grief at being compelled to abandon
the imprisoned men to their fnto, and
some had to be dragged out forcibly, so
determined were they to continue their
efforts, even If their own llvos paid
the forfeit.
Of those who were rescued many of
tho miners were badly burned, and
some probably will succumb to their In
juries. TO LET HUSBAND Ol'F EASY.
IrniTrn rsKsa masm wiss.J
Bosebiirg, Or., Oct. 14. A motion was
presented in justice court today signed
by Mrs. Hubert ('oh to asking that the
charges upon which she caused the ar
rest of her husband, Robert Coates, of
Aberdeen, Wash., and Miss Lillian It
Carter, be dismissed. The court took
the matter under advisement until
Thursday morning.
It would be interesting to know who
will really write or tompose many of
the ("rrrncy speeches that will be delivered.
I mmm.mmT WOAX rv WW HJs' Wu Vi in M1XV UUL UUUUL
' : ' ' " :
TH1RTY.SIXTH YEAR. &aiJQL Oregon, Tuesday, October 14, 1913. PMCE TWO CENTS.
HUNDREDS. PlDBAW lEAf 1 TOSH' ill
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00101
Lmm liOR STEEVES IMS SALEM WELFARE LEAGUE lic . MAV l(m
P - .FOR CONSTITUTIONAL IN FAVOR OF MAKING ORGANIZED TO OPPOSE "TmAI MM
Accused of Killing Cherry De St Man
rice, Queen of the Underworld of
Sacramento.
tJKITBD PKS UUID WIB1.J
Sacramento, Cal., Oct. 14. Sam J
Baber, cafe entertainer, went on trial
here today before Superior Judge W. M.
Conley, of Maderia- county, charged
with tho murder of Cherry Do 8t. Mau
rice, queen of the Sacramento under
world. The woman was found dead in her
apartments on July 8.
Baber confessed that lie and Jack
Drumgoole, a prize fighter, entered the
woman's apartments for the purpose of
robbery. A struggle followed and the
woman waa killed. Baber charged that
Drumgoole strangled the woman, but
Drumgoole alleges that Baber commit
ted the crime.
Cleo Sterling, an inmate of the Cher
ry resort, is awaiting trial on a simi
lar charge, and both Baber and Drum
goole, who were arrested in San Diego,
charge that she planned the robbery.
AEROPLANE MAY BE
THAT OF DEAD FLYER
onitid prbbs uusHb wins.
Jersey City, N. J., Oct. li-rAn aero
piano, boliavcd to be lt of Albert
Jewell, the aviator, who started early
yesterday to fly from Hempstead Plain,
L. I., to Statojn Island, - and never
reached his destination, was Been float
ing today in the Hackeusack river,
Communlpaw roservos are investigat
ing. . ;
CAPTAIN AND MATES ABE
PUNISHED FOB SHIP'S LOSS
fUNITSD FRINg LSABSD WIRI.l
Portland, Or., Oct. 14. Finding him
guilty of negligonce, a court' of inquiry
yestorday suspended for throe months
the mastor's certificate of Captain Ow
en Williams, of tho English bark Glen
esslin, which was wrecked in the break
ers at Nenh-Kali-NIo mountain, Oregon,
October 1.. - '
L. W. Howard, first mnto, was repri
manded for not acting quickly in the
emergency which arose whon tho Glon
esslin too closodly approached the shore.
The severest penalty imposed waa ac
corded Second Mat John K. Colefiold,
whoso certificate was suspoudod for bIx
months, the court finding him guilty of
greut negligence In going too close to
shore and in not calling Captain Wil
liams before doing so.
AUTO VICTIM MADE HAPPY.
united ransa umssd wirs.)
Washington, Oct. 14. Fifteonycar
old Bobbie C'raford, s messenger, who
rode in front of President Wilson '$ au
tomobile s few days ago, was a happy
lad today. When he left the hospital,
fully recovered, he rocoived a brand
new wheel, the gift of the presidont,
and a perirenal lottor.
MAY NOT BE PLAGUE.
rtmiTMi raise urno wtsa.J
Bcatlo, Wash., Oct. 14. Dr. D. F.
Lloyd, of the United States henlth scr
Vice doubts- that the rats recently
caught In Seattle had bubonls plague.
This announcement waa made todny
when another rat was killed and ex
amined by Dr. Lloyd.
OF
IS RESOLT OF FBHT
(ruiTsn prrss i,s)sn wirr.)
Philadelphia, Oct. 14. Harry I-ewls,
claimant of the welterweight title, Is
undor treatment at t hnr.pitnl todny
for concimiion of the brnin, following
his defeat last night by Joe Hnrrel In
the fifth round of s scheduled six-round
contest. Dorrel knocked Lewis down
twice In the fourth round, tho referee
stopping the bout at the beginning of
the fifth round to save Lewis from
knockout.
Lewis became unconscious In his
dressing room after the fight, and was
rushed to the hospital. Hit condition
today was reported serious, but not critical.
ELECm IN MEXICO -SALilflSYi PROHiBi MEASURES DAI I JIT JM
Washington Thinks Vote of
Latter Part of This Month
Will Be Farce.
HIS ADVISORS WORRYING
Feared Huerta Will Be Unable to Se
cure Needed Fundi Unless Wash
ington Recognizes Hlnj. " "
(onitid raasa Lum srua.t-
Washington, Oct. 14. President Wil
son and government officials ' save
abandoned hope for a constitutional
olection in Mexico whereon to baa rec
ognition. They think the election latt
this month will develop into a farce,
and it is practically certain thai no
president elected in Mexico undor the
present dictatorship will be recognized.
The fact that Germany, has ordered a
war vessel to proceed to Mexico and
that 4 Great Britain, according to re
ports, plans to withdraw recognition of
Huerta, hias inoreased-President Wil
son 's faith in the administration policy.
ConBtitutionalista represeentatlves
hore predict the early dissolution of the
Huerta regime.
Tyrant's Advisers Worried. ,
Vera Cruz, Mex,, Oct 14. Provision
al President Huorta's advisors were
more worried 'today concerning Mex
ico 's foreign relations than over, inter
nal conditions, according to informv
tion from tho capital.
News that Washington will not rec
ognize any presidont elected undor the
prosout dictatorship had placed Huer
ta in an awkward position, it was said.
I'Yr tho sake of bis prestige with the
army he could not Tocodo from his lat
est step. To prevent his own official
acts from causing him trouble, it was
nocessary for him to control tho elec
tion. And yet it was conceded that
unless ho can sejuro recognition either
for himself or for somo one he can con
trol, his situation will become impossi
ble soon,
Funds Badly Needed,
Funds, it was said, absolutely must
be had to run tho government, and,
though ho did succeed in obtaining a
temporary supply, it was admittod that
it is not likoly more will bo obtainable
except with tho Washington adminis
tration's sanction.
Tho arrival of tho American cruiser
Tacoma and information that tho Ger
man cruiser Hortha wpa on its way to
patrol Mexican waters did not mend
matters. Mexicans were beginning to
resent this surveillance bitterly and it
embarrassed tho Huorta regime.
The outcome of the conference said
to bo scheduled for today boPwoen
President Wilson and his cal) i not was
I nam io De anxiously awaitiM at the na
tional palace In Mexico City.
Deputies Held In Jail.
The capital itself vim reported quiet,
but strongly patrolled by troops, with
Uuerla under a heavy guard. Tho dep
uties he had arrested for insisting on an
investigation of the diHappearance of
Honor Domlnguez, for which Huerta
was believed to be responsible, remain-
(Continued on Page Five.)
layer of Musician Winters is
Caught and Confesses His Guilt
(ONITID MISS lMm WISS.l
Portland, Or., Oct. 14. Lloyd H. Wil
kins, charged with murdering Lull L,
Winters, s musician, who was found
early Sunday morning in a suburb with
his skull fractured and later died as the
result of the Injuries he sustained, wps
sjrertcd early today near Vancouver,
Washington.
According to Wilklns, he had as ac
Everybody
Is Doing All He Can to Bring
About Prohibition Here,
He Declares. '
IS HOPEFUL OF SUCCESS
Thinks 'Wets" Will Be Defeated sad
Saloons Will Be Forced to Close "
, ' Their Doors.
Mayor Steeves and Bevs. Irvine and
Hammond were the speakers at a
"dry'- election meeting hold last even
ing at the Jason Lee church, in Salein.
Bev. Hammond ' urged the voters, to
get out early November 4, and, if pos
sible, vote before noon. . He believed
that, by massing the' votes in the fore
noon',' they would create an effect that
would help carry the eleetlon. He urged
those present, to not forget he importi
ance of his or her vote, and the influ
ence they could exert on, .thoir neigh
bors. Ho also urged upon those who
are to canvass the town the necessity of
doing their work thoroughly, and in
fluencing all voters possible.-.
Compliments Mayor.
Bev. Irvine paid a tribute to the men
who will not allow their position to de
ter them from taking a stand on 'im
portant issues. He said many officials
feared to mix in a campaign of thia
kind. He concluded br complimenting
Mayor Steeves for allying bimsolf with
the temperance cause in the . present
campaign, and introduced the mayor. .
In his address, Mayor Steeves stated
that he would do all he could to aid
those who are seeking to eliminate sa
loons in Salom. He had not understood
that he was t) make the principal
speech of the evening, and had been
prevented from preparing an extensive
address by a press of business. He said,
In part:
(Continued on page four.)
IDTS CASE
united raise lbisiId wiiis.1
New York, Oct. 14. With bis cloth
ing badly soiled and wearing a beard of
soveral weeks' growth, Hans Schmidt,
confessed murderor of Anna Aiimuller,
appeared before Justice Malono today
to answer to the indictment charging
him with murder. Attorney Koclbe,
representing Schmidt, asked that the
formal arraignment be postponed for s
woek, snd his roqiiost was granted.
77ie Weather
The Dickoy Bird
says: Oregon: Fair
east tonight and
Wodnosdny, rain
west portion to
night or Wednes
day; southerly
winds,
complice, but tho police disbelieve this
statement.
Wilklns said that he and his alleged
accomplice met Winters as the latter
alighted from a street car snd tried to
Induce him to disclose the whereabouts
of Wilklns' wife, from whom he waa
estranged. At Winters' refusal Wilkins
miti he strum him over the heed with
an umbrella. Winters ran, acconling
to Wilklns, and he declare he did not
TO HATE To BE.l
IH MEXICO
Reads the
Says Experience in "Dry" Sec
tions Far From Satisfac
tory to People.
STRICT REGULATION BEST
Prohibition Would Create Disrespect
for Law, Cans Turmoil and Hurt .
City,. Is Claimed.
The Salem Welfare League waa or
ganized October 13, 1913, by a large
body of .merchants, business men and
j labor orHaizetion members for the
purpose of financially and morally op
posing the prohibition measures to be
submitted to the people at the special
, election in November and tho city elec
tion in December.
The members of the league were of
one accord in condemning prohibition.
Many of them had lived in dry terri
tory and all were free to admit that
general conditions woro worse by far
than those of Salem at the preeent time.
The following declaration of princi
ples waa unanimously adopted:
Declaration of Principles.
We believe that there ia no public
demand, based upon economical reason
ing, for Salein to adopt prohibitory
measures regarding the sale of liquor.
We sincerely believe that it would be
folly for Salem to change its present
method of handling the liquor question
for prohibition, the Utter admittedly
but a doubtful experiment wherever
tried in cities and in many instances an
absolute failure.
. To adopt loeal prohibition in Salom,
surrounded as tho city is by anti-prohibition
territory, would prove a farce
and its resultant effects would be detri
mental to the best interests of the city.
Prohibition would crcat diBrespoct for
existing laws made for the purpose of
its onforcomentj it would create blttor
nees and would disrupt the present
good feeling and eiithusiasm that is do
ing so much toward the building up s
greater and more prosperous Salem,
We favor strict regulation of the
liquor traffic and strict enforcement of
the laws in Salom, but are opposed to
continued agitation of local prohibition
measures that can accomplish no useful
purpose,
Wo bellevo that Salem hms mado
great progress in the at few years in
governing and controlling the sale of
liquor through strict and proper regu
lations, and most sincerely hope that
the voters of Salem will leave well
enough alone.
SALEM WELFARE! LEAGUK,
W. II. Kldrldge, John D. Turner,
Chairman. Secretary.
These members wore elected as an ad
visory committee:
P. W. Slousloff.
Russell Catl!n, ,'
A. N. Oilbort.
J. Thompson.
.In in on McBvoy, ;
F, A, Hponcer, '.'
C. 8. Hamilton.
K. P. McCornack.
Squlro Farrar.
Ir, R. (artwrlght.
Henry D, Thlolseii.
(Continued on page S.)
know that the blow had resulteed fa
tally until he real of It in the news
papers, The police theory, however, is that
Winters was struck a terrific blow from
behind with a blunt Instrument.
Wi'.l.lns had been separated from his
wife for almost s year, and is said to
have held Winters responsible for the
estrangement.
Daily Capital Journal
riNrraD raass Lsiiav wua
New York, Oct. 14. Lack of relig
ious education in the public schools
was deplored today by Bishops Greer,
of New York, and Gaylor of Tennessee,
before a joint session of the houses of
bishops and of deputies st the triennial
convention of the Protestant Episcopal
church. . . ,
It was to the absence of such early
education that they attributed the pres
ent "decline in Christian morality."
AMERICANS FLEEING.
IINITBD PBSSS U1SBD WHS.
Eagle Pass, Tex., Oct. 14. Americans
and other foreign residents are fleeing
from Monterey, Mexico, as a result of
reports that Mexican rebels are con
centrating for an attack on that city.
IS V
leaves Many orphans
Ten Fatherless snd Motherless Babes
Among Those Arriving in Francs
on Sescus Ship.
- ...i
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UNITED PRXBS UDiSRD WIR1.
Havre, France, Oct. 14. With 42
survlvorB from the lost ship Volturno
oa board, the French liner LaToi'raiae
arrived here today.
Of the 42, ten were fatherless and
motherless babies less than a year old,
their parents having beon lost in the
disaster.
To Probe Fire Story.
Liverpool, Oct. 14. The steamship
Devonian arrived hero this afternoon
with its contingent of the survivors
from tho burned liner Volturno. They
were transhipped to a vessol bound for
New York.
Officials of the Uranium Steamship
company, wheih operated tho Volturno,
wore preparing today to demand an in
vestigation of tho firo, insisting it was
incendiary.
Their theory Is that it was started by
a bomb which, they said, they belloved
was planted at the instigation of a
rival company.' This company, they as
sorted, had beon fomonting trouble be
tween Uranium company and its em
ployes for some tlm, Tho Uranium's
management has received many threat
ening letters, and shortly before the
Volturno left Rottordnm there was a
dispute between the officers and mem
bers of the crew.
Says It Is False.
New York, Oct. 14. "All rot and
foolish," waa tho way Edward Thomas,
manager of the Uranium line denied tho
allegation by Frederick Rndke at Havre
today that tho Volturno carried only
nine lifoboats.
"No liner afloat carrlod a finer ar
ray of lifeboats than did the Voltur
no," added Thomas. "Anybody know
ing anything of maritime law knows
that the Volturno could not' have sailed
with only nlno lifoboats, Tho govern
ment Inspectors would have forbidden
It."
IS STILL IN HIDING
UNiisn rssso i.Rtsfin wms.l
London, Oct. 14, Tho police had not
been able today to find Miss Sylvln
Pnnkhurts, who, arrexled while she
was addressing a suffragette meeting
here Inst night, was rescued by the suf
fragcltcs. The militants were Jubilant
over their victory in the encounter.
CASE CONTINUED.
UNITND rSSS I.SASSn WIRI.f
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 14, The trial
of Jess Willard and 11 others, charged
with engaging In a prlr.o fight was do
biyed today by the lnterKltion of de
murrom by tlielr attorney, Karl Honors.
The ease was continued until Thursday.
hhhm
i! TEE LARGEST
! CIRCULATION
Anti-Suher Members of Im
peachment Court Oppose
the Amendment.
SATISFIED IT HAS
SUFFICIENT VOTES
Regardless of All Technical!,
ties Sulzer May Be Ousted
Tomorrow. '
Itmmi niii lbissd wna.
Albany, N. Y., Oct. 14. That the
anti Sulzor members of the impeach
ment court, which has been trying the
governor for his official life had de
termined not to refer the impeachment
articles back to the assembly, but to
push straight ahead with the plan to re
move the executive, regardless of forme
and technicalities, was reported this af
tonioon. ,
The prosociition was satisfiod, it was
said; that it had enough votes to remove
tho , governor, overruling the justices
of the eotift appeals -if-iwesry',
and that it could simply affirm tbs
sufficiency of the Peck and Moriren-
tluiu testimony and force a ballot, prob
ably tomorrow.
Tammany men gonorully credited the
report.
It was hopeless early today for the
prosecution to try to bide its realiza
tion of the dilemma In which it found
itself and the lawyers hardly attempted
it.
Suiter's Attorneys Elated.
Attorney Stanchfiold even offcrod to
re-open tho entire caso and t( pormlt
Sub.er to tell his own story from the
witness stand, or to introduce testimony
in rebuttal of the evidence iriven bv
Duncan W. Peck and Henry Morgen-
tlutu, who testified that tho governor
tried to got them to supiiross evidence
against him, if In return he would con-
sout to such an ameiidmont to the arti-
les of Impeachment as would put tho
prosociition 'a case on a firmor basis.
All ho got In return for his offor was
a jeering charnctori.atlnn of his nrnn-
r - r
ositlon from Attorney Lewis Marshall,
of the defense, as s "plea in bankrupt
cy." Tho prosocutlon. Marshall de-
clnred, had "fallen of its own weight."
WOMEN WANT PLACES.
UKITBD raiSS MASSD WIRS.) '
New York, Oct. 14. The houso of
deputies at tho Episcopal church con
vention was expoctod to take up at its
next session tho memorial submitted by
the women's auxiliaries of the board of
missions for representation in the
house. The auxiliaries adopted the me
morial unanimously. They asked that
ono of the oight delegates from, each
liocoso bo s woman,
ARKANSAS TO OO "DBY"
(IINITSD rsiss I.IASID WHS.
Little Hock, Ark., Oct. 14. The state
supreme court sustained today tho va
lidity of the Going prohibition bill, ami
Arkaimas will become "dry" after Jan
uary 1, next., Tho Inw requires a peti
tion containing the names of a majority
of white adults of any community after
the entire foniinunlty lints been voted
"wet," under local option, before tho
county Judge may grant a liquor license.
EXPRESS RATE REDUCTION.
(VNITRD rsRSS !.BASIIJ WIIII.1
Washington, Oct. 14. The Interstate
comtnerco commlwlon this afternoon ex
tended to December 1 the time for the
recently ordered reduction in exprecs
rates to become effective. The com
mission rcfuncd to rsvlse the rnten, Ig
noring the requests of attorneys repre
senting tho express companies.
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