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The Best Newspaper J THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR. 0 w f nut in fiiSBs mi I fiKKKimifif I 77ie Largest i Circulation 'Ay ' I v . SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1914. nnirr Turn rcure ON TRAINS AND vrwn rKICt. 1WU Ctrl IS. STANDS, FIVB CBNT. IP .WTO WATER RATE HEARING IS ON AT LAST Company's Engineer is First Called Upon to Testify in Proceedings. PRESENT VALUE AND REPRODUCTION COST Late News Bulletins UNHID PRESS LEASED WIRE. Washington, March 12. Executive clemency for the 23 union men convict ed with Indianapolis of conspiracy to unlawfully to transport dynamite will not be asked at this time. Announce ment to this effect was made here to day after Senator John W, Kern had received intimation that President Wil son saw no reason to interefere, follow ing the refusal of the supreme court to review the case. SAYS SACRAMENTO LI Income in Salem Appears by Testimony to Be in Neigh borhood of $100,000. The case of the city of Salem against the Salem Water, Light and Power Co., brought for the purpose of regulating the rates charged for water in the city of Salem, which was begun about 3 months ago, came up for hearing this morning at 9:30. City Attorney Pago -was present, representing the city and City Councilmen Minton, Jones and Constable are interested spectators. The proceedings this morning were c a preliminary nature. The estimates of the company's engineer, B. A. Doreszki, were filed in evidence and If was exam ined as to the methods used in arriving at his figures, and as to his expcrienc.i. He also testified as to his assistants in making his examination. He said ho lased his estimates on the cost of ra ;jroduction at the present time, less the accrued depreciation. His estimate i as follows: San Francisco, March 12. Michatl Gallo, convicted bunco man, was taken to San Quentin today to begin serving his five year sentence. He had been held at the county jail here since testi fying against the former patrolmen con victed of sharing the illegal gains of an Italian bunco ring. Denver, Colo, March 12. A report that "Mother" Jones, the famous we man labor leader, had disappeared from the San Rafael hospital at Trinidad was received here tody at headquarters of the miners union. It was said that Mrs, J. W. Foster, who had visited the patient dajly for weeks, had wired that Mother Jones vanished yesterday. Lab or leaders belioved that militiamen took her away. Salem, Mass., March 12. William A. Dorr, formerly of Stockton, Cal., sen tenced to die during the week begin ning March 22 for the murder of James Marsh, a wealthy soap manufacturer, was taken to the death house at Charlev ton today. San Francisco, March 12. Walter A. MeCreery, broker, sportsman and mil lionaire, was legally restored to com petency today. The decisions wns ren dered by Judgo Dunne, acting for Judge Graham, who was ill. Righthand Man of General Kelly Says Body Was Spir ited From Field. ARMY IS STILL IN CAMP Southern Pacific Lets Down Bars for Free Rides and Quite a Number Have Deserted Kelly. E Will Take Steps Toward Better Protection of Mexcian Border Soon, ( united fuess leased wire. San Francisco, March 12. That Sac- WASHINGTON IS IGNORED Has Absolutely Nothing to Do With His Handling of Rangers, Declares Scrappy Governor. Vincent Astor and Miss Huntington Wed April 30 OTAL LOSS UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRE. Austin, Texas, March 12. That Gov- ramento police killed a member of ths ernor Colquitt intended to increase the unemployed army I avis when they ! force of Texas rangers as a step toward clashed early in the week was' the j better protection of the Mexican bo charge made here today by James La-. der was understood here today, tham, one of "General" Kelly's right " Do you intend to consult with Prest- hand men. Latham is-In San Francisc.i . dent Wilson concerning the proposed to raise funds to defond Kelly, who is increase f" he was asked. hold in the Sacramento jail on a vag-1 -' Washington has absolutely nothing rancy charge. to do with the rangers," answered Col- "The police spirited Davis' body quitt. "I will consult none of the fed- away," said Latham. "The last I saw eral authorities." of Davis was when he was lying on the I pavement near the' Southern Pacific. stockade with a cracked skull. He lived but a few minutes." Cost if Preser.t new Valre Land $ 62,208 $ 02,2l';j Buildings, fixtures, and grounds 37,752 27,9:)'j j Hydraulic power wks 1,023 1,408 Water supply 73,803 07,3V? Equipment 45,951 33,0 i;l Distribution system. 313,014 278.0U Tools 2,041 1,S1 I'tility equipment .... 971 712 Furniture & fixtures 754 550 iStock supplies 0,383 0,3$) TO 4S0,433 Totals $545,772 Following this there wns extended ox- j smiuation bs to the value of buildings, tow such valuation was rarived at over load charges and building expenses, and much matter of that kind that had only .a minor valuo in the case. Company Pays One-Sixth. Among other things shown wcro that the company pays one-sixth of the harge of niaintaineni'e of the ditch from the Santiam, that the water is' divided at the dam, one half going to North and the other to South Mill ercck. Th water of North Mill creek is used three times, the Salem Water company usin, all the stream. The company is success or to the old Salem Water company and operates under iU franchise but this hat been amended, the time of its dilu tion being extended. The water was first brought in in 1857. The water power is about 150 horse power dovol oped by a wheol with 13 feet pressure. Tho wnter supply, which is valued at .$07,375, is the rights and plant, crib wells, etc., on flinto island which l leased by the cumpany. Good Will to Be Figured. On top of the total estimates filel there is still to be added the "goinj prices" or the value of tho whole sys tern as a business proposition, its good will no to speak. To this is still to be added for the purpose of computation, the capital necessary to be kept for con ducting the business, which the en gineer estimated at 5 per cent of tho valuation, or 20 per cent of the grost income, and which he fixed at 120,000. Taking this aa a basis, the statement of The Capital Journal, made several times in discussing the rates, is correct. The Journal stated that the income must be in the neighborhood of $100,000 yearly, and this is exactly what the engineer's estimate would indicate it is. PAY LAST TRIBUTE TO LATE IS. EGAN At the most beautiful and impressive service here this morning at St. Joseph's Catholic church, the IuBt rites woro performed for Mrs. W. H. Egan, who died last Tuesday at her home, "Mountain View Farm," Gervaas, route 2. Throughout the morning all south bound electric cars were crowded with friends coming into the city for the funeral, and long before the hour ap pointed every availablo seat in the church was taken, and the stairway and choir loft filled. High mass was sung, three visiting priests assisting Father A. A. Moore, who preached aa eloquent sermon on the virtues of the dead. A profusion of the rarest flowers were In ' evidence from the greenhouses of both Salem and Portland, and from private collections. Two beautiful solos were given by Mrs. W. A. Lawson, supple mented by the regular choir, under the direction of Dan F., Lanirenherg. The pallbearers wero Judge P. H. D'Arcy Judge Burnett, Hon. Ben Olcott, Her man Barr, T. K. Ford and Postmaster A. E. HuckcBtoin. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery. STEAMSHIP LAUNCHED. united press leased wire. Long Beach, Cal., March 12.- Long Beach Steamship company's $225, 000 steel steamship Alvardo was sue cessfullv launched todny at tho Craig Ship Yards hore. Eleanor Hatch years old, christened tho vessel. will nitrate between Grays Harbor an San Pedro, carrying oil northwnrd an lumber southward. (Continued on page four.) -Thi FALLS 85 FEET AND LIVES. united r leased wise.) San Francisco, March 12. Luther Lewis, a carpenter, fell 85 feet from the top of the horticultural building at the exposition grounds here today. He oscapeti with a sprained back and sev eral severe bruise. The woman with beef trust ankle! might at least omit the noisy hosier, v , WU1 Stay for While. . Sacramento, March 12. That the Kelly army will remain camped across the river as long as provisions are ob tainable, was the opinion hold here this afternoon. Some Are Leaving. ' ' Having taken a vote to stand to gether until thoir leaders are out of jail in Sacramento, the 1,000 unem ployed men are still camped on the sandy levee of the West Sacramento company opposito this city, but everv freight train leaving for the west aud north is carrying as many men as can steal rides. Orders from the Southern Pacific headquarters in Oakland are to ovorlook the "breakbeam tourists" and lot as many of them get 'out of ths country as are willing to leave. Notwithstanding the fact that a fev hundred men have deserted tho army, tho unemployed situation is still a bur densome problem on the hands of the sideiits of Sacramento and Yolo coun . Sacramento is still holding tho fort against a re-invasion of the army into this city, and somo of the lenders have gone to San Francisco to start raising ii mis for a defense league with which to get "General" Charles Kelly and h;s ciitcuents out of the Sacramento jail. To Organize Defense League. lleforo leaving for San Francisco last ight, John 8. Wiglitman who is takin j an active rt of the unemployed, gave out the following statement: Mtb. Wightman and myself and T. H. Latham, press representative of thi army will go to San Francisco to organ- z.o a defense league for the armv. Everything will lie done to defend them. We probably will return In a few days. Tho nation will be appealed to for help from all organizations Wherever tho armv Hoes this defense will follow." District Attorney E. 8, Wachhor-tt and Sacramento counts meota this statu- merit with the ultinuitum that he wi.l prosecuto tho leaders of the army "to the limit." Agitators to Get Limit. Wo will go down the line with these fellows and every man wo find to bo an agitator will bn given all the law allows for vagrancy,'' said Wachhornt "Where we find we have men In jai who are merely workingmcn out of em ployment but who are not trouble mak ers wo are letting them go. Thero are v a few of those, however, and whei; liberated they have gone on their way. Tho agitators who are inflaming th minds of the armv members are to be severely dealt with. There a lot good workingmcn In that army who wi leave and go to work if they are no spurred on by the anarchistic talks o these agitators." Want Leader Thorns Arrested. District Attorney Bailey of Yo county has been asked by the Socr men to authorities to raid the army anl arrest W. A. Thorns, Mrs. Adler and Villa Leaves for Torreon. Chihuahua City, Mex,, March 12. General Villa was entraining troops and guns here today for Torreon. He had 38 cannon and 225 home made shells for each of thorn. He intimated he might Start this af ternoon with five thousand men. A5" lylJi v ' '.C'v. v". ' ' ',. lib it ' ill! . h A v ! A' .1 : . KSJ&?). r - l J P1- A-Uh 11,000,000 SUSTAINED Portland Dock and Steamer Cricket Destroyed and Glenroy Damaged. Carranza May Back Down. Washington, March 12. Reconsider ation by General Canauza of his refusal to ucgotiato with the United Stiatei concerning any but Mexican-America affairs was expected here today. It was known that he was considering Secretary of Stflto Bryan's lottor toj him explaining why the Washington ad- ministration is interested concerning the lives and property of foreigner other than Americans in Mexico. United States Consul S'nnpich telegraphed from, Neuvo Laredo thnt Carranza hBd taken tho letter in a friendly sjiirit and pr dieted thut henceforward the gonora' will permit tinted States consuls in Mexico to safeguard all foreigners, ru- gnrdloss of their nationality. Vincent Astor and Fiances and Astor Yacht. oC the family. Ths-cerijino;' will pub ably be held In the church of St. Mm garot, In Staatsburg, N. Y,, and the le ceptlon at Uopeland house, the home of the brido's parents, near Stuntsburg. united pkmm leased WIRE.) New York, March 12. The wedding of Miss Helen Dinsmore Huntington and Vincent Astor will take place April 30, it was announced last night by friends TWO YOUNG WOMEN ARE R. A. Booth, of Eugene, this morning filed his petition for tho nomination for United States senator on tho Republi can ticket. He wants on tho ballot af ter his iiiumo tho words ".Credit Re stored; Labor Employed; Producers Protected; Lands Reclaimed; Oregon DovoIoikmI; Homes Protocted." (UNITED I'llKHS LEASED WIRE. London, March 12. Besides Dr. Foy land, the Norweigiun missionary, known have been killed by bandits when they sacked Lao Ho Know, llupeh prov- nee, China, two young women Misses and J. Black ivHachod to tho Eng- sh island China mission at the same loco, am missing, according to ilis latches received by the Central News tO'lay, and it was feared the outlaws hl killed them, or carried them awny as prisoners, which might he even worse. OF VICTIM IDENTIFIED. St. Louis, Mo., March 12, The bod of Thomas Wright, salesman for th Lenip Brewing cotnnny, was identifier among thosn taken from the ruins of th Missouri Athletic cluh building. Wrlgli was fully dressed, and had it towel knot ted around his face, as if for prntec tinn against smoke and flames. It believed he was killed when the roo caved In, while trying to escape. The Weather FILES PET! HEROIC SESCUE WORK BY HARBOR PATROL Flames Flare Up in Asphalt of Dock and Spread With Great Rapidity . UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRE. Portland, Or., March 12. Damagw estimated in excess of $1,000,000 was done early today by a fire which de stroyed Columbia) docks Nos, 1 and S; Montgomery dock No. 1, and part of No. 2. The steam schooner Cricket, loaded with asphalt, is practically a total loss, and the British Royal Mail liner Glen roy, loaded with lumber and wheat, has her upper decks burned away, with coa sidemble damage, to her cargo. Grain valued 't $355,000, belonging to Max Houser, the "Barloy King," which was stored lu the warehouse oa the dock, was reduced to a parched and soggy mass by firo and water. Four thousand barrols of asphaltum in tho hold of the Cricket, valued at $11,000, was consumed. The British steamer Glenroy, of the Royal Mail line, suffered tho loss of her bridge deck and part of her cargo, the exnlct amount of damage being ho far unavailable. Boon Raging Furnace. Tho fire was probably caused by aa explosion of wheat chaff ou the Colum- united press LEASED wiRE.l u;a fl., The Cricket, the first ves- Chicago, March 12.-Dotoctivcs were gol to take fjr8) boonnie at om.e a mar. IS SHOT IN SCUFFLE OVER PISTOL investigating today the fatml shooting 1 of Louis liaval in his office hero with his wlfo alone in his company. Mrs. Roval's version today was that sho and hor husband wero scuffling for posses sion of tho pistol when it wont off by M 1) KhnnlcK filed liis netitinti for the accident. The police said, however, tinir flro to the nlatform. the burninir 1 .. ... ...1 1 .1 I.. -I.-A l.! i " ... Republican nomination for circuit main iwm n ...,. oils pouring Into tho water and firing udgo of tho 11th district, Gilliam, u"8 aeiiniieiy icanieu w. urn. th0 piorg. Beached on Small Island. ing furnnco, the inflammable cargo making the craft a floating torch. She was cut loose from the dock and sot adrift, but instead of taking tho chan nel in the middle of the river, floated against Montgoomry dock No. 2, set- T E ar - t t A. t L....I. .1 Sherman and Wheeler counties. "VB1 K"" lu ""''" T. L. Cleoton filed for the nomination "thro to accuso him of paying attention at a Republican for the office of justice to other women of the supremo court. His residence is Portland. After his name on the ballot ho wants the statement: "Lous delay, less technicality, und more justico In courts." O. L, Hawley, of McCoy, Republican, filed for state senator from tho ninth district. E. J. Loney filed for office of repre sentative from the sixth district. He la Republican, and his rcsidouco Is Port Orford. J. W. Donnelly filed for representa tive from the 2Hth district, Gilliam, Khnrmnu nnd Wheeler counties; he is a Republican. Hnrvey E. Julow wants to be repre sentative from Washington county, nnd wants the Republican nomination for tho placo. W. O. Trill, Republican, would repre sent Union and Wallowa counties In the lor er house. UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRE. St. Louis, Mo., March 12. Three moro unidentified corpse were taken early today from the ruins of the burned Missouri Athletic club building. With tlioso previously recovered, including ono found lato yesterday afternoon, tills brought the number of victims acouiit ed for up to 14, (Continual oa pag four.) 1 I HOPt ni MSil t .v V M Blown il Tho Dickey Bird says: Oregon, cloudy probable rain west, general ly fair et por tion tonight and Friday, southerly winds, moderate along the roast. FAVOR FOURTH OF JULY TAX. UNITED I'llKHS LEASED WIRE. Baker, Or., March 12. The mer chants' committee of the local commer cisl club, determined to have s rousing Fourth of July celebration here this year, ho passed strong resolutions fa voring the levy of one-half mill In taxi to raiso funds for the cause. SACRAMENTO WALLOVS CHICAGO WHITE SOX KNOCKS DOWN MOVIE MAN. UNITED PHESE I'iSBD WISE. Portland, Or., Manh 12.-0, T. Holtzclaw, a one armed movie proprie tor, asked O, L. Kroner, a real estate man, to remove his hat In the theatre. Kroner knocked Holtzclaw down and then fltd. H was arrested later. UITrD pons" LEASED WIDE. Sacramento, March 12. Albeit ("Dutch") Klawitt-r would have scor ed a shutout over th Oiicngo Ameri cans had it not been for costly errors ymterdny afternoon made behind him by tho Sacramento 'players of tho Pa cific Coast league. As it was, tho big leaguers finished on the short end of a 1 to 2 score. Thi- gives Sacramento two victories out of three mimes with the first squad of white sox. Tho woro: R II ,! Chicago 2 7 1 Sacramento 1 7 I Iritteriet Clcotte and Schalkj KU witter and Rahrnr. The firobont David Campbell seized her with grappling Irons and towed her to a small island below the flouring mills, where she was beached and aban doned. It was not until the fire had burned Itself out on the docks and ou the Glenroy that the fireboat went back and began playing streams on the burn ing Cricket. Sailors Jump Overboard. Many mombers of the crew of the Cricket, in panic, jumped ovorboant when the fliumea flared up in tha asphalt. The number of these could not bo learned, though, as far as known, all woro rescued by tho harbor patrol or olio swam ashore. Heroic work was done by Engineer Jaockel, of the patrol boat, and Harbor Officer Webster, who dragged half a dozen men from, the water whilo sparks were falling around them, and other members of the patrol extinguished brands that fell upon th deck. Shoulder Dislocated, P. L. Samuels, a Bailor on the Glen rov, fell Into tho hold during the ex citement and dislocated his shoulder H was rescued and taken to a hospital. Ni other casualties have so fur been report ed. Thirty-ono Chinese sailors wor taken In chaigo by tho Immigration of ficials and are Iwing held here. ECLIPSE SCARE THEM. ' UNITED PHISS LEASED WIRE. Los Angeles, Cal., March 12. The usual number of citizens bombarded nwier here bt night with trem bling queries regarding the eclipse of the moon. Tolice headquarters aleo ex plained to score that there was noth ing to fear.