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t MM The Best $ Newspaper MMM MMM M MMM 77e Largest Circulation V MMMM I THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR. BLIZZARD IS RAGING IN INDIANA Indianapolis Is Hit Hard and Traffic Is Demoralized Completely. ONE DEATH IS REPORTED THERE One Man Shocked to Death as Result of Crossed Wires Another Frozen. UNITED miSS LEASED WIBg. Indainapolis, Ind., Jan. 31. A howl ing blizzard was raping here today. All trains were at least 13 hours late Interurban traffic was demoralized. The local street car service was nearly out of commission. Wire communication was more com pletely crippled than by the disastrous floods Inst March. Joseph Walsh put a telephone receiver to his ear and was shocked to death. A live electric light wire had been blown across the tele prone line. Telegraph and long dis tance telephone services wero para lyzed except between here and Chica go and St. Louis. Thousands of poles, were down. It was very cold and there was wide spread suffering among the poor. A man was found, bndly frozen, loan ing a against a telephone pole in the resilience section, lie was taken to a hospital unconscious and the doctors lironounccd hiB condition critical. His name could not be learned. Detroit Hit Hard. Detroit, Mich., Jan. 31. Detroit was tiwept by a blizzard today. Street cars and railroads wero badly crippled and wires were down in every direction. The storm started at midnight. It provailed throughout tho southern part of the state. Toot of Snow Tails. Springfield, 111., Jan. 31. A foot of snow fell here today, but the storm ceased at noon. Tho snow was wet and heavy, and greatly hampered wire com munication. Trains wero very late. DIVOBCE CASE DECIDED IN FAVOB OF MBS. KENNEDY Judge Oulloway this afternoon ren dered a decision in tho divorce case of Kennedy vs. Kennedy in favor of Mrs. Kennedy, the plaintiff and the long Lattlo over tho tnntrimoninl difficul ties is now at an end insofar as the lower tribunals are concerned. In rendering his decision, Judgo Cal loway gave Mrs, Kennedy tho custody of the minor child, the family home and contents, located at Woodburn, and judgment for $230 additional attorneys' fees. Mrs. Kennedy was allowed $100 attorneys' fees at tho outset of the .suit and the court dooiiled today that the defendant, Tom Kennedy, must pay tho plaintiff permanent alimony in the mi in of $13 per month. Attorneys Mar tin and Bingham represented tho plain tiff. TOO WEAK FBOM LACK OF FOOD TO SHOOT HIMSELF United vbkss leased with. Yemenis, Or., Jnn. 31. So weak that lie could not raise his gun to shoot himself with ono of tho two bullets he had saved when starvation seemed as-' sured, Wesley ICastahl of Nehalem, was found In the woods near here last night ty a party that had been searching for him since Monday, according to news brought hero today. Eastahl became lost while trailing a deer, which ho finally killed, Having no matches, he ate raw venison until it nauseated him. He pays he hud 19 shoti in his gun, but fired all but two trying to attract attention. These he saved for himself, but had not the strength to fire the death chargo. So far the winter in Grnnt county has been the mildest in its history. The thermometer has never marked a tem perature below freezing. Lumbermen are More Hopeful Outlook la Oregon and Washington Iin proving and Railroad Car Order Will Be Beneficial. (UNHID MESS LEASED WIRE.) Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 31. Optimism among lumbermen for a revival of busi ness during the present year is more apparent than ever here today, follow ing the annual meeting of the West Coast Lumber Manufacturers' associa tion which adjourned last ilight after hearing favorable reports from Oregon and Washington concerning the outlook and transacting other business. The $6,000,000 order soon to be placed by the American Car1 company for material with which to build 4,400 freight cars for the Unfon Pacific rail road is expected to further greatly stimulate the lumber business of the northwest. A large. Bhare of the big order will likely be placed with mills here and in this vicinity. Shipments Exceeded 1912. According to the report of Manager W. C. Miles of the association, lumber shipments during 1013 exceeded the 1912 cut by 191,952,317 feet. The total cut for the past year amounted to 2,764, 380,697 feet and the total shipments were 2,636,073,843 feet. ' That one effect of the tariff law has been to Increase the shipment of Ca nadian shingles into the northwest and Uie United States gonorally was ad mitted by T. M. Robertson, govern mtut agent sent out here to inquire con ditions of tho lumber industry since the tariff went into effect. Ho said that the imports from Canada in November of Inst year exceeded any month for 'i years. They were then 84,000,000. Total imports into the United States from I'.'iiiada in shingles for the first Jl months of 1913 were 481,000,000. Bate Re-adjusted Soon, The report of J. T. Neal, of Portland, for the legal department was featured by Teal 's assertion that a gcnernl re adjustment in lumber rates is near at liand 'My investigations thus far," he adiicd, ' show that in the relation of commodity rates to thoce on lumber is a discrimination against lumber in al most every case." The new erustees olectod were: E. J. Palmer, for British Columbia districts J. II, Uoedol, for Bellingham district; ilichnrd Hnmbridge for the Evcret dis trict; D. E. Skinnerf or the Seattle dis trict; .0. L. Doud, for the Tacoma dis trict; V. ('. Knapp for the Portland dis trict; Kobert Show, for the Astoria dis trict. JUDGE HOTLY DENIES CHARGE FILED I UNITED 1'IIKSS LEASED Willi.) Savannah, Co., Jan. 31. Yielding to the Importunities of the accused jurist, a sub-committee of the house judiciary committee this aftornoon permitted United States Judge Emery Specr, charged with nepotism, to take tho stand in his own behalf. Ho denied ev ery one of the allegations against him. Speer denounced Alexander Askcr man, a United States district attorney, who had testified agninst him, as "al lied with the liquor interests and a spe cial counsel for big railroad corpora tions. He accused Ackorman of devel oping a sudden "lukewarmneas" during the prosecution of the so-called naval stores trust. Speer denied that he had favored Attorney A. H. Heyward, his son-in law, In cases tried In his court. "I told my son-in-law that if ho al lowed me to preside in a case where ho had a contingent fee, I would make it a question In open court." UNITED PKEN LEAKED WlllE.1 Marysville, f'al., Jan. 31. The Wheat land hop field riot jury at 1:30 this af ternoon reurned a verdict finding Rich- ard Ford and Herman Suhr guilty of murder in the second degree, and so quitting William Heck snd Harry Iia gan. TELLS PITIFUL TALE OF FIGHT WITH SEA TO SAVE I1RED WIFE Thomas Harrington Believes She Might Have Lived if Doctor Aided. SHE BEGGED. TO DIE Held Her on Top of Water by Means of Hair Held In His Teeth and Finally Boat Came. UNITED FRSSS LEASED WISE. Now York, Jan. 31. Accompanying his wife's corpse, and himself on the verge of collapse, Thomas Harrington, a survivor from the lost steamship Monroe, arrived here today on his way to Norwalk, Conn., the dead woman's parents ' home. "Margaret had been south for her health," he said, aobbing. "We had state room 54 on tho side of the ship opposite from the one whore the Nan tucket struck us. The ship careened at the blow and Margarot was thrown 20 feet from her borth and struck a bench, breaking her arm. "Let me die. Don't touch me. I'd rather die than endure this pain long," she cried. Stewards Crazed With Fear. "By this time tho Bhip had heeled so far over that the stateroom floor had become one of the walls. There were lots of stewards there, but they nevor turned a hand, only prayed to (Jod to liava mercy on their miserable souls. "There was a rush of water and Margaret fainted. Thon tho back wave swept us out. I found myself in the wator with my wifo beside. I twisted her hair into a rope, took it between my teeth, rested her head in my chest and floated on my back. It must have hurt her dreadfully but she said, 'that's bettor, Tom.' "A boat came near and I shouted to them to tnko hor on board but thoy didn't even answer. Then my Btrength failed and tho poor girl's face was under water with every wave. In Water Two Hours. "I don't know how long it was they said two hours before another boat passed. I held Margorct up but a sailor said, 'Let. her go. Slio's dead.' " '.She's not dead,' 1 cried, 'if you don't take her in you'll go to hell with murder on your souls.' "They took her in and sho opened her eyes and smiled. On the ship they took her to a stateroom and when 1 Hot there I found her alono, dead. A steward entered nnd said he guessed they nliglit as well throw her body overboard. 1 knocked him outsido with a Bullish over the ejo aud shut the door and locked it. Might Have Lived. "I believe if a doctor had been there and she' had stimulants' my" wife would have livod. " Officials of the Old Dominion line this afternoon revised their list, an nouncing that forty persons perished aud 09 were saved. HEAVY BUYINO PEEVAIL8 ON OPENING MABKET UNITED rilESS LEASED WIIIE. New York, Jan. 31. An upward movement was apparent when tho stock market opened today. Heavy buying prevailed, so far as tho active lift was concerned. Union Pacific, Canadian, Atchison, Great Northern preferred, pressed steel car and Bethlehem steel registered gains of a jioint or so. Steel reached 67 I S, a new high figure for the movement. Rock Island showed heaviness. Tho preferred lost l!j ami the common 3-4. Tho best prices of the dny wero those reached in tho opening moveine-it. Bonds wero firm, Th6 market clone, strong. MISSION OROANIZES WITH TWENTY MEMBERS With a pastor snd officers elected, the Salem Mission has started on its career. Tho first business mooting wns held last niht in the Commercial hall, and D. N". Mclntnrff was made leader of the flock, with E. K. Npykese as sistant pastor; Mrs. .1. M. Cnvanaiigh, treasurer, and August C. Arhenilsen, su perintendent of the mission. It is re ported that there are 20 members to the new organization. Meetings wil be held in the hnll ea'h evening with the exception of Patnrday night. Ou Sunday at 2 o'clock they begin. SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY Late News Bulletins UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRE. Chicago, Jan. 31. While crossing Forty-third street at Loorais early today a pretty girl, poorly clad, fainted and fell into a snowdrift. . Sho died an hour later. Coroner's Physician Springer said death was caused by starvation and exposure. The girl, he said, had not eaten a substantial meal for at least a week. Washington, Jan. 31. The nomina tions of Winthrop Daniels, of Prince ton, N. J., and Henry Hall, of Colorado Springs, Colo., to be interstate com merce commissioners, were sent to the senate today. Los Angeles, Cal Jan. 31. The nude body of a six-months-old infant was found today half buried in the sand on the beach between Plays Del Rey and Hyperion. The badly was bad ly decomposed, and the head and hands were missing. The Venice police are investigating the cose. LEAH ALEXANDER IS FREE AS RESULT VERDICT UNITED PRESS LEASED WIIIE. 1 San Francisco, Jan. 31. The Leah Alexander who received congratulations in her mother's little apartment hero today was a different girl from the one who listened, weeping, yesterday after noon in Judge Dunne's court room while her lawyer, Thos. O'Connor, fought to prevent Prosecutor Berry from putting the noose around her neck for Inst Oc tober's killing of Joseph D. Van Baalen, her former lover. Almost prostrated when she wns brought to her mother's rooms after midnight, directly from the court room, she rallied quickly after a few hours' Bleop, and, her spirits rebounding from the long strain to which she was sub jected, became almost hysterical with joy. Going Back: to Old Trade. "I am going home with my mother," said MiRS Alexander. "I am never go ing to leave her again. I am going back to my old trade, as a milliner, in Los Angeles, I want to leave this place. It will always have such bitter associa tions for mo. I want to go where they don't know me; where no ono will no tice mo. "When it got later and Inter Inst night, and my mother got more and morn tired, I could just seo fresh lines come in her face. So I nindn her go homo. Oh, I was afraid then. I wns afraid they would disagree. T didn't want her to hear it. I wanted her to have a little rest first. "Then when they cnino In and said I wasn't guilty I could hardly believe It at first. And mother wasn't there. "But the sweetest thing hnd hap pened. My mother's bell rnng her doorboll not tho telephone call that should have come from me and mother opened tho door with much fear. A lit tle, old, white haired innn was standing on the stairs. Tells Her Mother. " 'I wanted to tell yon Hint your dnughter Is free,' he wild. 'I knew nhe'd bo delayed getting home, and I thonirht. her mother oii'rht. to know. Yon have been pretty brave, madam.' "Mother just wrung her hands for joy, and ho went away. Wo don't even know his name. "I'll never leave my mother ngnln not oven If I marry, I might marry how do I knowf "We are going back to Los Am:ccs Mondny. They will take me at my old shop, I'm sure, for I wns a good work er. I want people to forget nbimt this Lefth Alexander. T wind to go home nnd begin over ngain.1' The Weather The Dickey Bird mvs; Oregon, ruin west, unsettled probably rain or snow east portion tuMitlit nnd Sun. day; southerly winds, brisk along the north coat. THAT SroVV I FffiS Goof)! jljy ' 31, 1914. NATIONAL OWNERSHIP OF BOTH T Recommendation From Post master Burleson in Report to Senate. HE OUTLINES HIS PLAN Sys Congress Should Declare Govern ment Monopoly of Telegraph and Telephone snd Acquire Lines. united rasas leased 'wiaa.1 Washington, Jan. 31, Government ownership of telegraph and telephone lines was recommended in a report to the senate today by Postmaster-General Burleson. The recommendations were msde by Burleson in answer to a resolu tion introduced by Senator Norris, which requested information collected by postal officials regarding govern ment ownership of public utilities. Aftor furnishing the senate with the desired information, Burleson's re port mado the following recommenda tions; "The only way to afford the people complote and modern postal facilities, which the constitution makes it the government's duty to provide, Is to put into effect the following recommenda tions: Plan to Acquire Lines. "That congross doclare a government monopoly of telegraph, telephone and radio communication, and such other moans of transmission as may hereafter develop; that congress acquire, by pur chase anotwork of commercial tele phone lines, farmorB linos excoptod; that congress authorize the postmaster goaoral to issue, in his dlscrotion, and under such regulations as he may pro scribe, rovoknblo licenses for tho oper ation by private individuals, associa tions, companies and corporations of tolograph service and of such parts of the tolophone sorvico as the govern ment may acquire." Would Benefit Masses. ' Burleson also endorsed the plan ad vocated by Heprosentativo Lewis, of Maryland, adding: "Tinder private ownership, the tolo graph and tolnphone are for tho class es. "Under government ownership nnd through postal machinery, conducted In the Interest of the wholo people, the benefits soon would extend to tho nurs es." Burleson snid the entire network of telephono nnd telegraph lines wns worth $900,000,000, but assorted tho coRt to tho govornmnnt would be less as it need not nequlro exehnngo build ings and Bimilnr property. VILLA BELIEtD TO BE T united rnuss leased wiiie. Kl Taso, Tex., Jan. 31. General Vil la, at Juarez, gave preliminary orders today looking toward an actual stnrt on tho rebels' long-expected movement lu tho southward tnnnrd the Mexican cap ital. IIo directed the concentration at F.s enlon, tho base of thn constitutional ists' operation against Torreon, of 4000 ravnlry, now at. Chlhunhun, Snntn Tlosnlin, .J i miner, and l'arral and ar rnnged to dispatch ,'1000 from the garri son here townrd the same destination early next week. It was believed the concentration menus an Immediate attack on Torre on, thn next, step In the campaign for Mexico City's capture. AMERICANS DO NOT ARRIVE. f UNITED I'tlKKS I.EINED WIIIE Rim Dicno, r'nl., Jim. III.- I. W. Ilnr wood, Oakland newspaper man, and Mortimer Miller, American, who were taken from the Tijuana jail Wednes day by s siuad of soldier, had not nr rived at. Kiiscunda early today, according to dispatches received by the San Die go fun from C, K, Onynnt, American consul, Guyant Is investigating the en so. It was reported here that the two men, accused of smuggling, had been shot by the soldiers, Jealous Plumber is in for Murder Mistakes Daughter's Suitor for Wife's Friend, Fatally Wounds Him and Snoots Policeman. united rasss lsassd wire. San Francisco, Jan. 31. Otto Wie- jand, a plumber, who shot Peter Cncon icitis and Patrolman August J, Harry here last' night, must answer to a charge of murder, Caconicitis, a restau rant man, died of his injuries this morning. Harry's condition was report ed critical, but it was said he had an outside chance for life. Jealousy, was , responsible for the shooting. Weijand had been separat ed from Mrs, Weijand for several months. He fired under the impression that Caconicitis was paying attention to Mrs. Weijand, when in reality the res taurant man was Weijand 's daughter's suitor. Weijand ruBhed into his wlfo's home last night while a fire was in progress in the neighborhood. At the head of t flight of stairs he saw Caconcitis.' With out warning he fired twice, and the res taurant man toppled down the stairs. Shoots Patrolman Also. At the sound of the shooting Annis Wiejand, the daughter, screamed for help. Patrolman Harry responded. As he started forward to wrest the weapon from Wiejand, the latter fired again, the bullet entering a point just below the policeman's heart. Despite his wound Harry disarmed his assailant. Al though ho had him at his mercy, the pa trolman refused to shoot. "I can't shoot tho poor dovll," he said. "Ho got me under the hoart, and I won't have it on my conscience." Wlojand was arrested after a chase of several blocks. DROWNS RABBITS. united rnEss leased wins. ' Willows1 Csl., - Jan. 81. Charles- IF. Glenn's dog recently suffered a broken under jaw. It mended, but remained wonk. It pined and drooped because Its jaw was too weak to kill' rabbits. Then the big idea. Now it catches the bunnies, wades Into the river and drowns thorn. THREE NAMES IN THREE HOURS UNITED MESS LEAHICD WIIIE. Los Angeles, Cal., Jnn. 31. Throe names in three hours is tho unique rec ord of Mrs. Herman Ervin. Sho began tho day as Mrs. Fred Emlny. Her mar riage was annulled at 11 o'clock, and she became Cathorino Frel ngain. At noon sho married Irvin. TOTAL $1,000 IS T Tho report of the state treasurer shows that there are now outstanding wnrrants, not paid for Inek of funds, about 700,000, The expenditures neces sary before the money for taxes begins to come in will make tho deficit about $1,000,000. The common school fund shows a total of (l,105,9ri0.fll, a gain of $21,151,15 during tho year. Tho balance on linnd December ,11, lDU, in all funds, was 710,311.11. SAYS HE CAN JUMP. UNITED rilESS LEASED WIIIE Hncriuiiciito, Csl., Jan. 31. "It's all up to Kcuwortliy if ho isn't sntiiifiod with the contract wo offered him ho enn jump to the Feds or do anything else ho wants," wns tho comment of Mnnnger Wolvcrton today in discuss ing the report that Hill Kcnworthy, in fielder, would hold out for more money, "Ho hud better innlio up his mind right away, too. If ho wnntu to sign we'll bo glad to get li i m, but If lie Intend to hold out we'll not foul with him, but get another mnn," PLOUR ON THEATRE GOERS IllNITSU I'llBMS, I EAHKI1 WIIIE. ) Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 31. Newsboys are believed to be guilty of hurling the contents of a bag of flour from the file escape nf nn office building Into a the atre crowd. Panic resulted, The boys escaped. FINDS HE 13 AN ALIEN, r SITED I'llKSH. I.IMHIUl WIIIE. Portland, ( J:rn, "I, When Tho'iins Mornnne, who has enjoyed American citizenship for 20 yenrs, appeared as a witness in a naturnllntioii hearing Ex aminer Hnznrd discovered that his pa pers had been nbtuined Irregularly, aud Judgo Morrow declared him an slleu. PRIfP Twn rrNTs on trains and nws " " J. BTANDS, FIVH CK.NP8 WATSON'S AX IS USED ON 2 FIRMS Corporation Commissioner Can cels Permits of Coacerns for Cause ANOTHER WARNED TO GET WITHIN LAW Told to Cease Publishing Mis leading Advertisements and Selling Stock. Commissioners of Corporations Wat son today cancelled the permits of the Investors Building & Trust Co., and the State Deposit & Mortgage Company to do business aud notified the Herron Elder Gas Oil Development, Ltd., to cease running misleading advertise ments and sell no more fltock or suffer prosecution. All throe firms have headquarters in Portland. The following is hig letter to the In vestors Building & Trust Company: "This is to notify you that the per mit granted to your company on No vember 8, 1013, is hereby cancelled and revoked pusuant to the authority grant ed the Corporation Commissioner by Chapter 341, G. L. 1913. "This action Is taken as a result of ths.luvcKtignlion.af. the books, and rocords of your company by Mr. John Y. Richardson, auditor for this dopsrt incut. Any issuance, sale or negotia tion of the stock, bonds or other secur ities of your company from this date will bo in violation of the said statute and subject the company and othors of-, feuding, to the penaltios of the act." Permit Cancelled. The letter to tho Stato Doposit & Mortgage company follows: "This is to notify you that the per mit granted by this department to your company on December 3, 1013, Is here by cancelled and revoked pursuant to the authority grunted tho Corporation Commissioner by Chapter 341, O. L. 1913, "This action Is tnken as a result of the examination of tho books and rec ords of the Investors Building & Trust Company, made by Mr. John Y. Rich ardson, Auditor for the Department, and becausn of the interlocking asso ciation of your company and its close association with tho Investors Building & Trust Coiupnny, Any action agnlust that company must of necosBity vital ly affect your company, and the can cellation of its permit of necessity car ries with it the cancellation of the per mit grunted your company, "Any issuance, sulo or negotiation of the stock, bonds or other securities of your company, from this date, will be In vlolntlou of tho said statute and will subject tho company, and those I connected therewith, to the penalties of the act." Must Close Operations. Tho letter to the Hcrron Klder Oa and Oil Development Co., Ltd., follows: "My nl tent ion has been called to sa advertisement printed In tho Oregon Journal of January 2S. This is mis leading, unwarranted nnd contrary to law. "Your company has not been grnnti I'd a permit for the sale of its stock. You have been notified by Mr. Vin cent tlint no such pormlt would bo giv en until an exniiiiiiutioti of your hold ings had been mado by him. "Any such advertisement, and any nli of stock, until after a permit granted by this department will subject the roiiipnny, nnd its officers and agents to the criiniiml pcnnltics of I hapter 311, (5. L. 11113." WANTS KAVANAUGH. UNITED I'llEHS LEASED WIIID. Siieiiiiiieiitn, Cal., Jan. 31, Manager Hurry Wolvcrton of the Sacraineuto Const Lcngue club put in a claim to I he National cotiimissinn today for In I'icld Kuvsnnugh, drafted by Detroit from the York team In the Trl-Stnt Iciigiue. Knvsniiugh led his led lu but ting Inst sosson, with s mark of .3.14.