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f. . ; The Best I J The Largest I Circulation Newspaper t THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR. BALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1914. nnirr Tiun r-it-c ON TRAINS AND NKWI mivEi .c.mo. stands. Fiva cicNa. flFTFRTIUF i UL-IL-UM I L. KAY FILES PLfOI Mother and Her Two Girls Perish Present Treasurer of Oregon Is Opposed by Well Known Sletuh. MAY RESULT IN ANOTHER'S VICTORY FEANTIC EFFORT MADE BY MBS. MARIES TO SAVE CHILDREN AF TER LAMP EXPLOSION IN .KITCHEN. UNITED WESB LEASED WIHB. Spokane, Wash., Feb. 28. Despite the heroic efforts of J. W. Dechene, who twice rushed into the burning house and was twice forced back by flames, Mrs. Stella Maries and her two daughters, six and four years old, were burned to death at Hillyard, near here, this morn ing. Two sonB of Mrs. Maries jumped from a second-story window and es caped. The house was" practically destroyed. A lamp exploded when Mrs. Maries had risen to prepare breakfast, setting fire to the kitchen, the flames spread ing rapidly. The mother rushed up- Woolen Mills Man Will Try to stair8 10 her 8'e0P'nf ildren, Was CUC UH i ruin etvupe tuuu wo i-u Beat It by Attaching "Pres ent Incumbent." There was just one nominating peti tion filed this morning, and while it lias some of the elements of humor, it is really a serious thing not only to another candidate, the present state treasurer, Thomas B. Kay, but it ia also a serious matter to those who de sire to see him re elected. The pres ent incumbent is familiarly known all dered unconscious by smoke. T IF E AS Head of Mexcian Rebel Forces Extremely Anxious to Clear Up Strife. TORREON ATTACK HALTED General Over Wishes to Get Controversy Benton's Demise Adjusted Before He Proceeds. The sity of Salem on relation of L. over the state as "Tom" Kay and the R. Vibbert, S. A. Long and L. D. Rat same political faith will necessarily be- lift, filed a complaint in the circuit wilder many voters who will be unable court this morning against City Record to distinguish "tother from which." j er Chas. F. Elgin, Mayor B. L. Steeves The Tom Kay, who filed this morning and City Treasurer R. A. Cressan in is the man who lias been doing private which the court is asked to. issue a tern detective stiints for the governor in porary ordor restraining the defendants the hunting down, or up of violators from drawing up warrants with which of the liquor laws. His candidacy is I to pay the salaries of Police Officers in most respects a joke, but it is Wilbur Gains, A. Fishor and George really a serious muttor as we have Sanders, who were .appointed by the stilted, because it will docoive voters, j council during the January meetings. The present incumbent, Thomas B. j The plaintiffs aver that the three Kay, has not yet filed, but when he policemen are not and have not been doe's will file as "Thomas B. Kay," , residents of the city of Salem for a suf and if it is permissible, will probably . ficicnt length of time (three years) to have after his name tho words: "Pros- entitle them to hold public offices. The eut incumbent." I plaintiffs further allege that the couu- His Platform. city committed an unlawful act when lu filing this morning the detective .it appointed Fisher, Gains and Sanders Tom Kay, dcBires place on the ballot , on the police force, and that the offi on tho following platform: C'als should not be recognized as duly "If I am nominated and elected. I elected officers of the city of Salem. united punas leased wins. 1 Paso, Tel., Feb. 23. That Gen eral Villa is less indifferent than had been supposed to American public opinion in counectiou with the Bonton case was intimated today in mesages from Chihuahua City. He was extremely anxious, he stated, to clear up all international differences before opening the attack upon Tor- reon aiid was deeply disappointed that Special Agent Carothers of the Wash ington state department postponed his trip to Chihuahua City yesterday. It was agreed here too, that if Ben ton 's body is to be examined, it should be done soon or it will be impossible as it was buried wituout Being em balmed. Carothers and British Counsul Per cival, from Galveston, were both still here today and showed no signs of an eailv start for Chihuahua City. A trainload of rebel soldiers Chihuahua City for Torron today, WISHART LEADS UP TO 21 LAP MACHINE IS DISABLED Winner of Grand Prix Very Much in Doubt When It Is Half Over. TETZLAFF IS OUT OF IT Cooper Also Eliminated, Leaving Two of the Most Dangerous Competi tors Out of the Running. united press leased wmi.l Santa Monica, CaL, Feb. 28. The Sunbeam car, leading the Grand Prix, ovorturued in the 33rd lap today. Driver J. B. Marquis and Mechanic Ian Harry Haugb. were injured seri ously. They were taken to St. Cather ines hopsital where it was stated the extent of their injuries could not be determined at once. left Excellent Picture of Japan's Volcano Eruption Attorney Minton filed tho complaint and Judge Galloway signed an order which temporarily restrains the city re strict enforcement of corder from issuing th Bttlry war- will during my term of office fulfill the duties thereof in a faithful and conscientious manner. 1 am for "Ore gon dry," and the law. I am opposed to any member rants. of the state board buying products from, or Belling them to the state. "I favor the abolishment of all un necessary and useless boards and com missions, and tho cutting out of all needless expenses in state government, and to this end I hereby agree to con duct the business of the office for just onohalf what it costs the tax payers today. "I favor such a policy as will bring about the early reclamation of all the i'arey act irrigation projects in this state. "I desire to have printed on the' ballot after my name the following ' Dry state. Law enforcement. Will conduct office at one-half present Consul Sees Carranza. Nogales, Ariz., Feb. 28. Amorican Consul Simpich, at Nogales, Sonora, conferred today with General Venusti ano Carranza, the constitutionalist leader, The Benton caso was bolioved to be under discussion. No word of what was taking place leaked across the border from the customs house, where they met. Carranza, it was reported, will pre pare a staotment of his position tomor row or Monday. Members of his cab inot, apparently instructed in silence, refused to forecast his attitude. Second Officer Palacios, of tho former federal gunboat Taimpico, which do sorted recently to the rebels, arrived here today to get instructions from Carranza. IDE RQDGERS HELD FOR IN WEST SALEM LOBBYING AGAINST REBATES. -cnitkd riiEss leased wire.) Washington, Feb. 28. The UNITED FftKSS LEASED WIRE. Chicago, Feb. 28. Mrs. Potter Pal mer, who was president of the Chicago world's fair board of lady managers, and President Harlow N. Higginboth am, of the fair, were looking up wit nesses and documentary evidence today in support of their conflicting claims concerning the circumstances under Joe and John Rodgers, who wore ar rested yesterday by Eugene authorities and brought to Salem by Constablo James Imlnh, of West Salem, wore given a soaring in tho West Salem justice court this morning with the re sult that Joe Rodger was bound over to await the action of the next Polk county grand jury under bonds of $1,000, while John Rodgers was turned 'past, Santa Monica, Fob. 28. Wishart was unable to complete his 27th lap of the Grand Prix- auto race here today, Burned-out bearings rendered him help less, and he was declared Officially out of the race. Verbeck, who had replaced J Lewis, drove half a lap and quit. De Palma's time for 25 laps was 2:28:37. Marquis' was 2:39:09; Anderson's was 2:39:27. Pounding through lap sifter lap at a speed of better than 83 miles an hour, Spencer Wishart, driving a Mercer car, led the Grand Prix con testants hore today at the end of 20 of the 48 of the laps of the automobile classic. t I V Hnlf a lap behind Wishart raced his team mate, Eddie Pullen, whose Mercer had averaged an oven 83 miles. Ander son in a Stutz; Oldfield (Mercer), I)e 'Palina (Mercedes) and Marquis (Sun beam) followed in order. Two of the most dangerous contest antsCooper and Tetzlaff had been eliminated. Cooper quit early iu the race, but Tetzlaff, after showing the craziest spoed of the race that far, lasted until the beginning of the ISth round. Police officials estimated at noon that tho attendance was 200,000. Totzlaff Starts First. Tetzlaff 's Fiat leaped down the course in response to tho first gun ex actly at 10 o'clock. He was followed by tho other contestants at intervals of fifteen seconds. Tetzlaff struck a terrific early pace and for two laps his average speed was slightly better than 80 miles an hour. Tho speed told on his hardly warm car, however, and early In tho third lap he was forced to stop to chango tiros. With Tetzlaff by the roadside, Spen cer Wishart, in Morcor No. 2, swuug into the lead, closely followed by Eddie Pullen In another Mercer. Pullen had shot by Gil Anderson, Stutz No. 3 late In the second )np, but tho Stutz pilot was hanging doggedly to his rear. Makes Fast Tlra Change. Tetzlaff made a fast tire change and was buck in the race, iu fourth place, as Pullen and Anderson whizzed r ... isW If W-'K--' .jaSO!22Cf2' BUILDING IS PROCEEDING NICELY HERE Excellent photograph which reached America of the terrible eruption of Japanese volcano, Bakurashlma recently. The picture was taken from a cemetery located, in part of the surrounding country that had partly escaped destruction. The volcano lg seen still pouring forth Its clouds of volcanic ashes and vapor. Several thousand persons were killed. !I I declared the rebates were used in ad- vertising and working up Immigrant travel. ' eastern which the large sum obtained from the Tailroads and steamship interests are me gl exposition souvenirs got Into lobbving against the immigration .... , . , , 6 , . , . , B . : the lady managers' hands, clause preventing steaimships from giv- ing railroad, rebates upon immigration According to Mrs.-Palmer s account, travel was the assertion today of Rep- the souvenir money was raised by the rescntattve Manahan, of Minnesota. Ho lady managers themselves, the exposi tion had nothing to do with it, it was Intended to be used In betterment work for women and children, It amounted to $36,000, it Vas invested on lllgign botham's advice, it had increased to 67,750.11 in 20 years, and it was ready at any timo t be turned over for the uses to which Is originally was dedi cated. Higginbotham 's version was that the money was exposition money and not the lady managers' at all. The late Pot ter Palmer offered to put $200,000 with it if it were turned over to the lady managers for women's and children's betterment work. The exposition man agers did not turn it over on the strength of this promise, and neither Palmer nor his widow ever kept the former's pledge. The controversy has rent Chicago high society as it ba never been torn in the past and promises to develop in- in ft atill hiiroPT innulinn vhn tha t1i will spend the remaining weeks of her putants undertake to back their differ life. I ing assertions with proof. KILLED IN POKES FIGHT. (united rnr.ss leased wire. New Orleans, Feb. 28. Seated at a table clutching a royal flush in his hand, the body of Captain William Col lier, with the head and chest filled with buckshot, was found In his her mit's lodge here today, On the table op posite was a "full house." It was be lieved Collier had been playing poker and was killed ty the loser. A sugar planter is suspected by the police. WOMAN BEADY TO DIE. l'Mitfd mKHS leased wire. Little Valley, XY. Feb. 28. Mrs. M. Cynthia Buffum, under sentece to be electrocuted in April for poisoning her husband, said good bye to her children today and left with Sheriff John Demp sen for Auburn penitentiary, where she loose upon the recommendation of the Polk county district attorney, Don Upjohu. John Rodgers was liberated for the reason there was not sufficient evidence Introduced t'j convict him of the charge of larceny contained in a complaint filed against him and Joe Rodgers. The hearing was held before Justice of the Peace F. L, Wood, of West Salem. Joo Rodgers is accused of having broken into tho home of Mrs. Anna McDoudlnnd, in West Salem, and stealing several articles of valuo. Ho fniled to furnish tho bond and was taken to the Dallas jiiil. Attorneys Ilflkor and Ed. Lamport, of Salem, do- fended the Rodgers boys. FEDERAL LEAGUE MEETING. Wishart held his lead throughout the fourth lap and entered the fifth lap a lap ahead of his field. Tetzlaff, coining at an 80 mile clip, passed Pullen and Anderson lute in the fourth. The latter two maintained their respective positions, though pressed by Oldfield, who hod passed Taylor's Alco No. 5. Cooper challenged Taylor Inte lu the thjl, and after pausing him took up Oldfield 's trail. DoPalma Oalns. Del'alma, tho Vanderbilt cup winner, had picked up two numbers and wai close upon Cooper when he shot Into the fifth circuit. t.'NITKD PRESS LEASED WI1IS.1 Washington, Fob. 28. An appeal for tho impeachment of Trasident Woodrow Wilson and the arrest of two "hired assassins" of the department of justico was distributed in letters received hero today from H. W. A. Pago, a former New York linen merchant, inuilod from Seattle, Wash. Pago, who is bolioved to have hurried to Vancouver, B. C, aftor writing the letters, is a fugitive from justico, having been sentenced to prison term for the alleged libeling of congressmen. His sentence was sus pendod, pending his good behavior, but Page renewed his uttacks and left the country. Page mailed letters to President Wil son, Attorney-General Mclieynolds, sev eral diplomats and a score of senators mid congressment. He declared ho was being persecuted, and wanted President Wilson impeached and numerous other officials arrested. Page was convicted of calling all congressmen liars and crooks, because they ignored his de mand to Impeach a. Now York judge who bud granted alimony to Page's wife. IIIY GIVES BOND OE 110.000 1 SLAVE CASE UNITED l'RKSS LEASED WIRE. San Frwicisco, Fob. 28. J. Parker Whitney, tho millionaire, accused by Miss Gcnoviove Hannan of transporting her for immoral purposes from city to city, across numerous state lines, In vio lation of tho Mnnu federal white slave law, gave $10,000 bonds before United Slates Commissioner Krull today to answer su Indictment against him In Federal Judgo Pooling's court next Sat urday. His sureties woro James McNub, brother of ex-United Slates District Attorney John L. McNub, and R. J. Mc Konzlc, the Canadian millionaire. "He Is Innocent, and we can prove it before any jury they can get," said James P. Sweeney, Whitney's attorney. SALEM YOUNGSTERS ARE BUSY PLAYING BASEBALL (Continued on page 4.) united press uitsr.D wire.) Chicago, Feb. 25. Federal league di rectors conferred licre this afternoon. Scores of baseball players, living with in a radius of 10') miles, attended the meeting and mingled with the magnates. Governor West left for Woshlngton today ami expects to be absent from the state about a month. Tomorrow Secretary of Stnte Olcott will be act ing governor, anil wil hold down the job until Governor West's return. The Weather The haxcliull scusmi Is under good headway among tho kills. Thursday af ternoon the Englewuiid school second team defeated the Garfield school 7-3 On the Garfield grounds. Star players for Englewood were Curl Waldcspel, Clem Hheard, Raymond Slicnrd, Frank Yyni'h and Kenneth Zell, according to a school scribe, Tho tenuis will pluy aunin this afternoon at 4:30, Tho Englewood first. tean will piny the Highland school team at 1:30 this afternoon on tho league grounds, YALE SWIMMING TEAM IS INTERCOLLEGIATE CHAMP UNITED press leased wire Princeton, N. J., Feb. 28. Tho Yale swimming team won tlia intercollegiate I'hampionsliip from Princeton hero last night by a score of 31 to 22. Priucoton won the water polo game by a scort of 29 to 21. Tho Intercollegiate relay record was lowered 2 2 5 seconds, tho Yale quartet swimming tho destunco lu 2 minutes, 30 seconds. Captain Cross of Prince ton was defeated in tho lust lap by i Inches, McAlccmtn of Yule, tho in ter collegiate fancy diving champion, I'uilcil to score in this event while Cross of Princeton, holder of tho 10-yard title, was beaten by Valo, flTTrtrViEY rlTo OET " The .,-f3Hir savs M K t0"iK,,t SVWri a y, Dickey Bird Oregon, rain ml Sun-southerly winds, high along the coast. I MARKET IS HEAVY. I I'NITrD I'MENK LEASED WIIIE. ! n" York. Feb. !M. Him villi's of Hock Island . featured tho stock mar ket opening today. Hpeclnlties showed ttrcngth. General Motors advanced two and Guggenheim Exploration I The prices of tho leaders, however, re mained practically cm hanged, Later the leading stocks moved up but the prices were confined to fractions. Nu merous specialties, however, rose from on to five point, Bonds wero steady. The market closed steady. EUOENE WINS SHOOT. UNITED PRESS LEANED WIIIE. 1 Portland, Or., Feb. 28. Results of the second state tlegraphic shoot held last Sunday, given out hero today, hewed Eugene winner with 118 points. other scores were: Joseph, 110: Grants Puss, 111; Hubbard, 110; Salem, 109; l orvnllis, UlS; lien. I, 107; Condon, 101; .Tiibbnrd won the first match with 1 II). BANKER IB INDICTED. I NITKD rlir.HN LEANED W1IIS fan Francisco, Feb, 28. The federal grand jury has voted an indictment charging Vice President Frank L. Nnylor of the First National bank of llerkeley and of the llerkoley Hunk of Moving and Trust, with making false report to the comptroller of the currency. Several Salem Business Block Are Being Remodeled for New Renter. ! SEVERAL ENTERPRISES GO TO BETTER SITES Work Progresses Rapidly Dur ing Week on New Home of Capital Journal. The welcome ring of the hammer and tho buzz of the saw is being heard iu Salom's business district at the pres cuMime. One would think that spring house-cleaning time was at hand in passing along the principal streets, a thore are six buildings being remodeled within and without nnd extensive pre parations are being made by progress ive local people for a bigger and better business than ever before in the history of the papitnl City. The work being done on the new Capital Journal building is going along at a lively clip and the Burrows struct ure will soon be In shape to receive the Journal's plant Although not as large as the Port- laud plants, the Journal's new horn will equal any in the northwest when it is completed. From a standpoint of sorvice and convenience The Capital Journal's building will bo as near per fect as possible. Beginning at the front which faces on Commercial street, there will he a largo plate glass front and placed directly behind the front will be tho big new Goss press which has been ordered. This press will bo Installed upon a foundation laid in the busomunt and upon all four sides of tho square space in which the machinery is to be set, plate glass , will form a monster case for the press. Tho glass will extend from tho ground floor to tho ceiling and will bs placed in such a position as to permit an un obstructod view of the machine in op ration. A tile floor will cover this department and every comfort is being prepared for the Journal's visitors and patrons. On tho first floor of the building will be the business office, separate quarters for the editor and business mnnugor, special telegraph operator, city oditor and rc)Kirters and the com posing force. Tho various departments are to have furnishiugs of the latest kind. This remodeled building will be oc cupied by March IS and tho managers of tho nper intend to have an at tractive electric sigu installed over the front of the place. Modern Barber Shop, Will Gilson, tli e well-known barber shop proprietor who hns conducted a place on Htato atrcot between Commer cial and Liberty streets for several years, will soon bo moved Into what he claims will be oue of the most mod ern tonsorial and bath establishments lu tho state, 'Mr. Gilson is now busy remodeling tho v nca nt room In the Dllgh building formerly occupied by the Collins saloon, and states that whon every thing is In place, ho will defy anyons . to find a hotter, cleaner or more mod ern shop In tho country. There will bo ten cliuirs iu the new shop mid Mr, Gilson is Installing Indi vidual wash basins for each chair. The floor is tiled and ever accommodation can be had In the place. Mirrors will form walls for the shop and the pro prietor slices that overythlng in tho way of tousoruil work kuowu to the present generation can be had when tlin placo Is prepared for work. In tho basement will be an up-to-dute bath mrltir, Putin of every character are being arranged for by Mr. Gilsou. In short, if Mr. Gilson carries out his present ldis, and ho Is proceeding with the work ss speedily as possible, It will require much figuring for any one to equal his place In tho future, . New Meat Mirkot The proprietor o( the Independent (Continued on page four).