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SALEM, 0REO0N,- TUESDAY, MAT 19, 1914.
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Details Equalled Only by the
Burning and Sacking of .
: ON VOLCANO'S EDGE
Father Saluted with Child's
Corpse When He Went
to Militia's Camp
Chicago, May 19.-," The true tory
of what transpired at Ludlow is too
horrible to print," said Judge Bon
Lindsey here today. The famous Den
ver jurist is en route to Washington,
acmompanied by Mrs. Pearl Jolly, Mrs.
Mary lptrucci and Mrs. M. Thomas, all
"Tho details of the Ludlow affair
are almost uubelievable," said Judge
-Liudscy. "They are equalled only in
the stories of the sacking of Home, the
pillaging of Carthage aud the inhuman
ities of the Balkan war.
"Colorado is sitting on the edge of
a volcano. If federal troops are with
drawn there will be a war of reprisal
too-horrible to contemplate.
"We are going to Washington to
bog President Wileon to 'not withdraw
the federal troops. My own interests
lire neutral. I want law and order and
the citizens of Denver have asked me
to help get order.
"The Ludlow story is a .black mark
on tho nation's history. I can -only
suggest it and fill in the outlines with
tho direct testimony of these women
who have suffered. As one instance
ox what occurred and I have affi
davits to back it up a father went to
a militia camp for his boy who had
been missing. Ileum saluted with
the child's corpse. The boy's head
had been shot off and the body half
burned. A soldier threw it over a tent
to tho fathor, saying: 'Here, take the
"Mothers who went to rescue their
babies were shot down and mutilated
Children only a few years old were
killed. Barbarians in even the most
unholy days could not have been more
cruel than some of the militiamen at
Tho party visited Hull House andre
lated the: story to Jano Addams. The
latter broke down as the women told
of the ernolties practiced on helpless
women and children by the militiamen.
Mrs. Lindeey, a victim of nervous
prostration as a result of Denver's high
altitude, was taken to a Chicago hos
pital and will await lfer husband's re
turn from Washington.
OIL KING WORRIED;
Tarrytown, N. Y., May 19. Worried,
it was said, by tho display of feeling
ai'ninst him in connection with the
olorado coal mine strike, John D.
Rockefeller today bad increased the
armed guard about his Pocantico Hills
estate from four to eight men.
Pretty Frisco Girl
ay Expose Deals
of White Slavers
Fan Francisco, May IP. Jessie Cap
run, as she gave her r.ame, a pretty
girl of 13 who said she was the daugh
ter of a pensioned army officer, earn
ed likely today to expose a white slave
ring operating in many fashionable ca
barets and restaurants in the down
The girl was arrested Monday on the
accusation of a man who said he was
Edward McDowell, a Western Pacific
engineer. He met the girl, he said, at
a well known cabaret, spent a gay ev
ening with her and at the end of it
found, he charged, that he had been
robbed of $110. "
Lured by Promises.-
To the police the girl explained that
she entered cabaret life at the instance
of Belle Butler, colored maid at one
of the gayest of San Francisco's estab
lishments at the time. The maid asked
her, she said, if she wanted a good
jmsition as lady's companion.
The girl accepted, was sent to a wo
man living in fine apartments in an
exclusive part of the city, remained
REBEL JUNTA DEFIANT
Week Will Determine Chang Tor
Peaceful Settlement Official Grow
ing Uneasy Oyer BHHman.
Washington, May 19. The American
envoys to the "A. B. C." mediation
conference left for Niagara Falls today.
It was expected a week would decide
whether or not there was a change for
a peaceful settlement of the American
Mexican troubles. The mediators were
understood to sympathize with the
Washington administration in a general
way and It was expected they would
urge tho Huerta representatives to
Members of the constitutionalist jun
ta here were inclined to be defiant. In
his quarrel with the United States they
had no sympathy for President Huerta
but thoy appeared to consider that
there was no occasion for their fac
tion 's representation at any arbitration
negotiations, since the robels intended
to arbitrate but to gain control of the
Mexican government and run it as they
However, there were still reports
that in the end General Carranza would
send representatives to Niagara Falls.
Some of those who held this view ex
pressed the opinion that he was not
tactfully approaches when the proposi
tion was originally suggested to him
and that his objections could be over
come if the matter were presented to
him in tho right light.
Officialdom was growing steadily
more nervous at the continued lack of
information concerning the fact of John
Silliman, United Stittcs consul at Sal
tillo. Men high in administration cir
cles were losing faith in tho theory
that interrupted railroad communica
tion was cusing the delay. It- was
pointed out that several trains have
passed Saltillo on their way to Mexico
City sinco tho government demanded
Secretary Bryan did not deny that he
feared there would be such a wave of
indignation as perhaps to force the
administration's band if it should de
velop that the consul was the Victim
of an outrage.
OYSTER BAY FEVERISH
'T. B." Due to Arrive in Quarantine
Today at 4 o'clock Will Go Directly
to Sagamore Hill.
Oyster Bay, L. I., May 19. Oyster
Bay was almost feverish with excite
ment today. Colonel Roosevelt was ex.
pected homo by dinner time at the
Wireless message from the Booth
liner Aiden, on which he was ft pas
senger, said the ship would reach quar
antine about 4 p. m. It was not ex
pected trie colonel would bo delayed
long, either by the health of customs
regulations. Arrangements had been
made for a launch to take him from
quarantine directly to the private pier
at Fagnmore Hill.
All accounts agreed that the ex-president,
though very ill of fever and suf
fering from a serious wound due to an
abscess in the leg, when he reached
Para from the Brazilian hunterland,
iad picked up wonderfully en tho voy
age northward, and v.ns now in reason
ably ;ood hralth. -His family, how
ever, had taken care to see that he
was not wearied by a demonstration on
his arrival home, and details of his
plnns were kept secret as far as pos
sible. If oyu don t want people to like you
criticize what thov do.
with her two weeks and was then pre
j scnted with so heavy a bill for board
' and lodging that she was virtually en
The woman then put her in a so-call-!
ed hotel, where she wns kept for some
time, meantime haunting the cabarets
and restaurants for profitable con
quests in ber Creditor's interest, and
was then turned over to another wo
man, who employed her similarly until
- Declares She is Innocent
j Belle Butler and the two white wo
! men. who gave their names as Mrs.
j Hazel Goncii and Mrs. May Hmitb,
were arrested and held without bail,
I while Police Judge fchort all deferred
action on tne lareeny cnarge pending
investigation of the gin's accusations.
"I think this is the most important
case which ever came np in my court,"
said the judge. "It may lead to the
exposure of an infamous ring which
has been dealing in young girls here."
Miss Capron declared herself innocent
of robbing McDowell.
MORGAN S WISDUT
President Mellen Tells of En
joying Great financier's
Confidence and Trust
WAS "STAKE HOLDER"
OF NEW HAVEN STOCK
Believed the Westchester and
Port Chester Projects for
Holding Up Road
Washington, May 19. The inside
story of the financial undoing of the
New York, New Haven & Hartford
railroad was told before the interstate
commerce commission here today by
Charles S. Mellon, former president of
the corporation. In response to ques
tions asked by Solicitor Folk, Mellen
"I was president of the Northern
Pacific railroad for six years. The
late J. Pierpont Morgan made me pres
ident of the New Haven road. One
day I was called by telephone by Mr.
'"Is this you, Mr. Mellon V he ask
ed. I told him it was, and he said:
" 'Can anyone hoar what we sayf'
When I told him our conversation
would bo private he asked me if I
would take the presidency of thsTroad.
That was nil he said, as Morgan was
"I told him I would tale the presi
dency. As head of the New Haven I
was called Morgan's man. I enjoyed
his confidence and tried to merit it.'
I was proud to be known as Morgan 's
"Morgan was only one of the direc
tors of the Now Haven, but he domi
nated its affairs. Tho directors bowed
to his great experience.''
Hero Mellen identified a tologram
from Kuhn, Loeb & Co., New York
bankers, asking permission to bid on
tho.Bostou and Maine bond issue.
"The ' issue, however," continued
Mel'en, " was assigned to J. P. Morgan
Co. I was rnado 'stakeholder' of
8,000 shares of Ntw Haven stocK
which were to bo exchanged for 24 000
Mellen said because Inspector Byrnes
wanted to do business with individuals
instead of with the corporation, "the
affairs of the corporation were uncer
tain." He said there were about 21
due bills covering $225,000 issued in
Mellen declared that much of the
stock remained in his name long after
it had been turned over for exchange
for Westchester stock, ne said he
drew down tho dividends on the stock
but paid the monev to Byrnes on de
mand, usually by messenger. -The wit
ness snid he was convinced that some
one collected tlf dm, bills en bloc, and
ater distributed them to other parties.
He declared ho did .lot know, however,
whs tne original collector.
"T firmlr hntini.T ' T,r.,
that the Westchester ami I'ort Ches
ter railway systems wero both project
ed for the sole purpose of 'holding up'
vu- -new imvuu road.
From his letter files Mellen produced
?nmaCkabl0 Phy ho wrote in
1907. It referred to tho Westchester
deal, wherein the New Haven road paid
$30,000,000 for 20 miles o' railroad and
franchises. Mellen wrote:
"Manv reputations will be damaged
and in the end I will be the goat."
He admitted this was how the affair
had worked out, saying that while
others "had gone to Carlsbad" ho had
ccn ictt to face the music. The wit
ness then told a tale oi the juggling of
millions. Me,.en a letter files indicated
mat lammnny Hall had to be "taken
I care of" in connction with the West-
Chester deal but he said that organiza
tion had cleared its skirts by placing
jtho resKnsibility up to Okley Thome,
a New York financier ami politician.
-i uoirt ier-1 proud ot the part T
played in the Westchester deal," said
Mellen. "I should never have been
dragged into it. But even I was kept
in the dark until all the details had
been arranged. J. Pierpont Morgan and
i "imam jiucKeiener approved the deal.
! They believed the Westchester road to
be valuable but I thought its stock
was worth about ten cents a pound.
And now I know I was right."
Mellen said that he clashed only once
with Morgan and that he emerged
worsted, numiiiatetf and shamed.
More Details Given.
Washington, May 19. Sworn declar
ation that the late J. P. Morgan and
William Rockefeller appwved the deal
by which the New York, New Haven
and Hartford railroad paid '15,000,000
for the Westchester railroad was made
today before the interstate commerce
commission by Charles 8. Mellen, for
mer president of the corporation. .The
stock, according to Mellen 's own ad-
(Continued on page 5.)
BENSON LEADS TORY
IN EXCITING RACE
In Game of Seesaw Southern Oregon
Han Noses Out Silemite By Margin
of 76 Votes,
Portland, Or., May 19. With fresh
returns coming in from the counties of
the state completing several counties
that bad only partially reported pre
viously, Henry L, Benson, of Klamath
Falls, leads Supreme Justice Cuarles
L. McNary, of Salem, for the fourth
ropublican .nomination for the supreme
bench by 78 votes.
There is no douV. as to th other
three nominations going by strongth of
numbers to-Chief Justice McBride,
Judge Bean and Lawrence T. Karris,
of Eugene, in the order named.
For the fourth place, however, the
contest has developed into a game of
see-saw between Benson and McNary.
Figures compiled to noon today in
clude tho complete ote of 12 counties,
the incomplete vote of 21 counties and
one" county entirely missing.
The completed vote has been receiv
ed from Multnomah, Benton, Columbia,
Gilliam, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Mar
ion, Morrow, Wasco, Whoeler and Yam
hill counties. '
Additional reports are still to ne re
ceived from Baker Clackamas, Clat
Bop, Coos, Crook, Douglas, Grant, TTat
ney, Hood Eiver, Jackson, Josephine,
Lake, Linn, Malheur, Polk, (Sherman,
Umatilla Union, Wallowa and Wash
ington counties, while no returns have
been roceivod from Curry county at all.
Absolutely new returns wore, reetived
today from Crook, ! Josephine, Douglas,
Klamath, Lake, Lincoln, Malheur, Mar
ion and Washington' counties, nil of
which went for Benson except Marion
and Washington,. Marion being Mc
Nary 'a home cannty.
Betnrns to date show the standing
of the first five contestants ior t'.ie
four supreme court nominations to be
as follows: - ;
McBride, 51,665; Bean, 40,080; Har
ris, 36,093; Benson, 32,315; M.Nary,
NUTALL MUST ANSWER
TO MURDER CHARGE
Took Aged Woman For Auto Bide and
Then Caused Car to Bun Away Down
Los Angeles, C'al., May 19. Frank J.
Nutall must answer before a jury in
the criminal court to a charge of mur
dering Mrs. Helen McCombs, who was
killed six wooks ago when she leaped
from Nutall 's runaway automobile on
Lookout mountain. He was held lato
yesterday by Justice of the Peace Sum
merfield. Nutall is 28 years old and Mrs, Mc
Combs was 68. Jt is alleged that Nut
all, who already was married, had en
gaged himself to Mrs. McCombs, and
the state will contend that she had ex
ecuted a will leaving him her property,
It is understood that the state will
base its case upon the assumption that
Nutall took Mrs. McCombs on an auto
mobile drive and caused the car to run
away down a mountain sido, sending
her to death.
SEATTLE IS HEALTHY
CITY, SAYS REPORT
Death Kate Highest In North Carolina
With Tennissoe a Close Second
Average Is Lower.
Washington, May 19. Seattle is the
healthiest city in tho Union and Wash
ington the healthiest state, according
to statistics for 1913 issued here today
by the,pcnsiis bureau. The death rate
for the entire state of Washington is
placed at 8.5 per thousand and that of
Seattle at 8.4 per thousand.
The death rate in North Carolina is
the highest of any state in the Union
with 16.8 per thousand. Memphis, Tenn,.
has the highest death rate of any city
in the country with 20.8 per thousand.
The nation's death rate is 14.1 per
thousand, a reduction of one in every
eight when compared with the average
in 1912. The death rate of other cities
Los Angeles 15; San Francisco 13.9;
Denver 13.7; Coicago 13.1; Boston 16.4;
Spokane 8.9; Portland, Or., 9.5; New
York 14.3, and Philadelphia 15.5.
Oregon: Fair to
night and Wed
( IN4 Iff ANwF(,i
I OF IOTA'S
Did Not Keep Count of Men
to be Killed
SAYS GUARDS SHOT
Belieyes Goyernment Break
ing Down and that People
Will Arise Soon.
Dr. Urrutia. President Iluerta's cx
secretary of the interior, a fugitive in
Vera Crui on his war abroad, predict
ed a speedy uprising in Mexico City
and the killing of the dictator and all
his lieutenants who had not escaped.
By William O. Shepherd.
Vera Cruz, Mex., May 19. Dr. Urru
tia, formerly President Huorta's min
ister of the interior and most trusted
advisor, had reason to be thankful to
day that Americans were in occupancy
of Vera Cruz. There was no doubt the
mob would have torn hira to pioces if
it could have got at him.
A fugitive from the wrath of his
former chief, Huerta, and from the
hatred of the people of the capital,
Urrutia arrived here in a refugee train
yesterday. At first he was detained
by the United States soldiers and taken
bofore General Funston. Funston at
once ordered him set free but later
Urrutia himself asked for a guard, say
ing his lifo was in danger.
- - Placed Under Guard.
Funston complied and today the ex
miniBter and the members of his family
wero quartered at the Hotel Dilligencia
with an armed marine outside thoir
suite and other marines at tho hotel en
trance keeping the crowds moving. Nor
was this easy to do, for groups were
constantly forming of angry-eyed Mexi
cans, clamoring for the fugitive's blood.
He was referred to freely as a "mur
derer","' ' Huerta 's secret executioner"
and other names of an unprintable
Urrutia, quite unperturbed, calmly
discussed the "removals" of prominent
men during his term as minister of the
"Wero many killod secretly t" he
"Yes", answered Urrutia, "but I
don 't know how many".
"Is it truo that Senator Dominguez,
who criticised President Huerta in tho
senate, saying when ho did flo that his
criticism was his own last will aud
tBtument, was killed!"
Jealous Members Start Story.
"Yes," agrocd Urrutia, "but the
story that he was taken to my sani
torium before ho was shot and that his
tongue was cut out at Huerta 's order
is a lie. Jealous members of the
cabinet started it against mo".
"Were you, as minister of the in
terior, responsible for executions when
Huerta ordered thorn f"
"Yes, but I only followed orders".
"How was Dominguez killed I"
rtI suppose he was shot, as was usu
"How many wero killed In tho past
"I don't know; I never kept count."
"Who was responsible for tho killing
of Senator Rendon, tho Madoristaf"
Orders Carried Out.
"nuerta onlerel it and tho order
was carried out; there was nothing else
for me to do."
"Do you know who killed Madcrof"
"His guards killed him when his
friends tried to rescue him; that's all
I know about it."
"Did Huerta know you were leaving
"No I ran away because there was
a plot among tho people to kill mo".
"Wero there plots against other
members of. tho cabinet!"
"Yes, and against Huerta, too. Tho
whole government is breaking down in
the capital, I think the people will
soon rise and kill Huerta and all the
other leaders who cannot escape."
It was expected Urrutia would leave
Mexico at the first opportunity.
The train on which Urrutia traveled
from the capital brought 600 refugees,
mostly Americans. It was snid it was
the last which will leave the capital
until a definite settlement Is reached
between the Wilson end Huerta admin
istrations or the rebels take the city.
FROZEN MAMMOTH FOB MUSEUM.
Paris, May 19. Tho gift of a Russian
nobleman, a mammoth 411,000 years obi
today is being prepared here for the
French Museum of Natural History by
the taxidermists of the institution,
The beast was found frozen t)lid in ice
in Siberia. Too big for transportation,
it was cut into quarters, each filling
the largest sized freight car. Blood
frozen for 400 centuries, was discovered
in the mammoth's veins. -
BOISE PENROSE HOLDS
CENTER OF STAGE
Pennsylvania Senator Aaki Endorse
ment at Polls Today of Work of
Tear Tlve Ticket la Held.
Harrisburg, Pa., May 19. Forerun
ner of hte first election of a United
States sonator in Pennsylvania by pop.
ular vote, thousands of voters of the
state visited the polls in their respec
tive communities today and east bal
lots in the annual spring primaries.
Five tickets were in the field: Bepub
lica.i, democratic, Washington, social
ist and prohibition. The race for nom
inations for United States senator and
governor, were the contor of general in.
teres t.' Candidates for Lieutenant gov
ernor, secrotary of internal affairs,
supreme court judgeships, superior
court judgeships and congress (district
and at large) wore In the field, how
ever, and added to general and section
Boise Penrose held the center of the
stage. He was seeking from the public
directly for the first time an endorse
ment of his work of years in the Unit
ed States senate. He was opposed for
the republican nomination by J. Benja
min Dimmick, of So.anton. Upon the
same party's tickot for governor was
Martin C. Brumbaugh, of Philadelphia;
Willard Hitter and Kdward Wood, of
Philadlphia, and Joseph Caufficl, of
Johnstown. While the rivalry between
the republican candidate has been keen,
the. nominations of Penrose and Brum
baugh were considered most probablo
from the beginning of the fight, and
it has at no time assumed the bitter
ness manifest in the democratic ranks.
Congressman A. Mitcholl Palmer, of
Btroudsburgii, and Vance MoC'ormick,
of Harrisburg, who have had through
out the support of the national admin
istration for the sonate and governor
ship, respectively, have beon actively
opposed within the party. Henry Budd
of Philadelphia has been pitted against
Palmer, and Michael J.' Ryan of Phil
adelphia against McConnick. The
Washington (progressive) party prac
tically united on Gifford l'inchot for
United States senator, and William
Prayer Lewis, of Philadelphia, for gov
ernor, according to many of the loaders.
Charlos N. Brumm, ot Pottsville, was
said to have developed stronp, support
for 4ha latter nor.lnatlon. in opposition
to Dean Lewis. tor lieutenant gover
nor, leading candidates of the three big
parties were Frank McClain, repub
lican, of Lancaster; William T. ("Far
mer") Creasy, of Catawissa, and Percy
F. Smith, Washington, of Pittsburg.
Only a moderate vote had been reg
istered up to noon. Boise Pcnroso, A.
Mitchell Palmer and Gifford Plnchot
wore picked to oppose each other in
the senatorial election in Novomber.
Miinv a mnn wtiA.fiAN thnf tired feel
ing did not acquiro it legitimately.
Leader of Colorado Strikers
And a Group of Union Men
Photoa copyright, 1914, by American
The strike In the Colorado copper districts, costing many lives of work
ers and militia alike, has aroused national attention. President Wilson was
, forced to order federal troops iuto
A'lUTCii, iwkiuuiii vimuiwi VI kilo uunu 1'L uiu nvinuD, m,t M ui fciiQ
union strikers. Brown is the leader of the strikers and claims that John D.
Ifockefeller is responsible for the trouble. The pictures were taken at Trinidad.
HUMAN LIVES ARE
SNUFFED OUT TO
ffolz Declares that Battle of
Torreon fixed to Suit the
VILLA WAS OFFERED
$50,000 FOR PRIVILEGE
Rebel Leader Delayed As
sault Till Dawn, which Cost
About 1,000 Lives
Youngstown, Ohio, May 19. That
General Villa's campaign which culmi
nated in the Mexican rebels' capture
of Torreon was staged throughout, at
the cost of hundreds of lives, for tho
convenience of moving picture opera
tors, was assertod here today by J. M.
Volts, an official of a local sieel com
pany, just back from Mexico.
Villa originally planned to attack
Torreon at night, said Woltz, and prob
ably would have taken it in short order
had he done so, as thnre was every rea
son to believe he would have surprised
the federal garrison. The representa
tives of a Los Angeles "movie" com
pany protsted vigorously against this,
however, according to the steel man, of
fering Villa $50,000 for exclusive rights
in the fight lilm and a daylight engage
ment. To get this money, Wolts asserted,
the rebel leader delayed the assault un
til dawn, with the result that the fed
erals bold out against it for days, kill
ing about 1,000 rebels.
DExTRNSE OPENS CABS.
New York, May 19. Tho defense
opened its case today at the trial of
former Police Lloutenant Charles F.'
Becker for tho murder of Herman Bo- -senth&l.
Tho first defense witness was Jacob
Reich, alius Jack Sullivan. He testi
fied that "Bald Jack" Rose, '.'Brid
gie" Webber and Harry Vallon had
plotted to blame Becker for the mur
der. Under cross-oxnminntion, how
ever, he admitted that much of his di
rect testimony was untrue.
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