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VOL. XLVI. C 14,330.
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TD DEFEAT HOGH
Oil Monopoly Financed
EVIDENCE COMES TO LIGHT
Election Now Conceded by Plu
rality of 2000.
RAILROADS HELP OCTOPUS
HnfU of Absent Kansans Have Fare
Paid to Go Home to Vote.
Fund Raised to Buy
HOCH'S ELECTION CONCEDED.
TOPEKA. KJ., Nov. 11 Com
plete official returns of 9(5 out of
105 counties received at 8 o'clock
tonlscht, give Governor E. W. Hoco.
a. plurality of 2060 vote over Wil
liam A. Harris. Democrat. The
nine counties still out are all small
ones, but will probably bring Gov
ernor Hoch's plurality down to 2000
The Democratic campaign man
agers now readily concede the elec
tion of Horn, hut claim that "nls
plurality Is considerably less than
TOPEKA. Kan.. Nov. 11. ( Special.)
After frequent discussions of the case
with his advisers and hearing the results
of their Investigations. Governor Hoch
has become convinced that the Standard
Oil 'Company was behind the fight made
on him in the recent campaign, which
resulted in his re-election by a plurality
of less than 3'iort votes as against a plu
rality of tiO.Oful two years ago. He will
consult with Attorney-General-elect F. S.
Jack-on this we.)- ir .ecard to the best
'i 11. 1. f jiiiw.jj :ri wh le truth,
j ne Governor said today:
Will Uncover the Plotters.
"I do not think the , labors of some of
the strongest Harris supporters were
given gratuitously to the Democrats. One
of these supporters has a reputation of
not giving something for nothing.
"It was a bitter and malicious fight
which was waged on me a fight of the
vilest slander and abuse. The state was
flooded with sample copies of newspapers
containing every fake and falsehood wri
ters employed for the purpose could in
vent "I am In hearty sympathy with any
effort which may result in uncovering the
source of this fight, and every part of
the state machinery available will be.
loaned to the purpose of the investiga
tion. I understand Chairman Crammer is
gathering information on this subject, and
that Mr. Jackson will probe the stories.
I think we will be able to learn something
Interesting In a short time."
Railroads Kaised Funds.
It Is understood that the Governor and
Mr. Crummer have received some very
Interesting information during the few
daya that have intervened since the elec
tion. Many of these reports are vague
rumors, which may or may not have veri
fication, and others are in the nature of
direct Information, the truth of which will
be Investigated before any public state
ment is made. One of these rumors is
that the representative of an Eastern
corporation which watched the affairs of
the Standard closely told a Kansas hotel
keeper six months ago that four of the
largest railroads in Kansas were raising
a fund to- "change the political com
plexion of a newspaper and furnish its
political editor." This story is to be fol
lowed to its source.
Fare Paid Home to Vote.
I. B. Smith, engineer for the Topeka
Bridge A- Iron Company, has furnished a
link in the chain of evidence. He rode
from Wichita to Joplin. Mo., on election
day, and says that hundreds of former
Kansans employed in Indian Territory by
the Standard and allied corporations were
coming north on transportation which
had been furnished them, and that all
of them declared they were coming back
to Kansas to vote for Harris. Mr. Smith's
statement was reported yesterday to Mr.
Crummer by J. A. Cox, of Lawrence,
Kan., and later it was corroborated by
A majority of those returning were vot
ing in Montgomery. Neosho and Wilson
Counties. Those are the strong Standard
counties of the state, and the heavy vote
would be concentrated there. In Wilson
the fight of the Standard succeeded in
defeating Dr. Thomas Blakeslee. Repub
lican candidate for Representative.
A defeated and humiliated ex-chairman
of a political committee, opening an office
in another state to assist his enemies, is
an unusual spectacle, and is one more of
the links to the chain of evidence Mr.
Jackson and Mr.' Crummer are collecting.
Hates Enforced Decency.
The motive which is supposed to have
been behind the Standard's fight on Hoch
was the passage by the last legislature
of the anti-discrimination act That law
bas done more to make the Standard be
decent In Kansas than anything that the
Legislature could have put on the statute
COUXT EVERY IEGAIi BALLOT
New York Republicans 'Will Apply
for Ruling From Court.
NEW YORK, Nov. 11. Abraham S. Gil
bert, the law partner of Attorney-General
Julius Mayer, and counsel of the
majority of the candidates on the Repub
lican state ticket, will apply to Supreme
Court Justice McLean tomorrow-for an
order under which the Supreme Court
may pass on the question of whether bal
lots cast in this county at the recent
election but marked "Void" were really
void, and whether or not ballots marked
"protested" shall be counted.
Similar applications will be mad tomor
row under Mr. Gilbert's direction in
Kings, Queens and Richmond Counties.
The orders, if granted, will be served on
the chairmen of the different boards of
canvassers before actual work on the
canvass is begun, in order that ballots
such as the Supreme Court shall deter
mine are legal can be counted.
These actions will be brought, it is un
derstood, on behalf of the Republican
state candidates as individuals other than
Governor-elect Charles E. Hughes.
Stokes Does Not Seek Dryden's Seat.
TRENTON. N. J.. Nov. 11 Governor
Stokes tonljht denied that he is a can
didate for Vnitea States Senator to suc
ceed John Dryden. whose successor
will be elected by the next Legislature.
SHIELD3'fi!S: FAIR SLAYER
MAf STABBED WITH HATPIN
Womam's Weapon Pierces Heart, but
He Takes Blame and Did
. f Not Name Her.
SCRANTON. Pa.. 'Nov. 11. Thomas
Dougherty, a prominent young man of
Dunmore, . a suburb, died in the State
Hospital here today of a stab wound.
Dougherty died, refusing to make any
statement as to the name of the person
who caused the fatal injury, but inti
mated that It was a woman and that he
was to blame. v
In the brief statement he made Dough
erty declared that he Vas visiting a wom
an and that she stuck a needle or a hat
pin into him, after which he was taken
ill. The postmortem revealed that he
had been stabbed with some fine instru
ment such as a hatpin and that It had
entered his heart.
The police are unable to discover any
trace of Dougherty's whereabouts previous
to the time that the doctor was sum
moned. Coroner Streib tonight said the ar
rest of Mary Burke, a young Dunmore
woman, on whom Dougherty called on
Saturday night, had bean ordered. The
woman has not yet beH located. The
Coroner deel ws that k was i.;ba.tr,'r .
which penetrated lj(s.herty' heart,
ano mat it passed through the fifth rij,
indicating that it had been Jabbed with
LIVE OLD LIVESONCE MORE
Reincarnation Furnishes Theme for
Fantastic New Play.
CHICAGO. Nov. 11 "The Road to Tes
terday," a comedy full of whimsical sur
prises and fantastic charm, was given
its first performance here tonight at the
Garrick theater. The play, which was
written by Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland
and Beulas Dix. comprises four acts, the
second and third of which Wepict half
mythical dream scenes wherein all the
personages of the first act are 6een re
living their imagined lives of three cen
turies ago in Elizabethan London. Every
character in the past thus enacts a
In the fourth act their modern selves
and lives are resumed, with some roman
tic love episodes mixed with the dream.
The re-incarnation of souls is treated
throughout in a spirit, of fantasy.
Minnie Dupre as the dream heroine;
Madam Neshit and White Whittlesey as
a pair of strangely parted lovers and
Helen Ware as a gypsy shared the chief
honors of the performance, which was re
ceived with marked appreciation by a
NEGRO TROOPS SHED TEARS
Veterans of Twenty-Fifth Deeply Af
fected by Disgrace.
EL RENO, Okla., Nov. 11. The mem
bers of Campanies B. C and D, of the
Twenty-fifth. Infantry (colored, re
cently ordered dismissed by President
Roosevelt as a result of the riotous dis
turbances at Brownsvlile, Texas, on
August 13, were formally discharged
Many of the men. some of whom have
been in the service more than 20 years,
shed tears when they gave up their
guns. Tomorrow the disarmed troops
will have battalion drill without arms,
and they will be discharged immedi
ately upon receipt of official orders
from Washington, probably Monday or
The second battalion of the Twenty
sixth Infantry, under command of
Major Charles J. T. Clarke, which ar
rived last night from San Antonio, has
gone' into camp just outside the garri
son limits of Fort Reno. The negro
troops have shown no disposition to be
ROGERS TO "BUST TRUSTS"
Standard Oil Magnate Will Fight
FAIRHAVEN. Mass.. Nov. VL Special.
Henry H. Rogers, of the Standard Oil
Company, is about to start out as a
"trust buster." The company to which
he will first turn his attention is one
of the strongest combinations in the
United States, the United Shoe Machinery
For five years past the Shoe Machinery
Company has been at litigation with the
Atlas Tack Company, claiming infringe
ments of patent. Rogers is interested in
the tack company and it is said that this
Is what decided him to attack the big
Quietly his new company begun to
acquire the rights on certain machines
not controlled by the shoe concern.
Wonderful Discovery Is
Proved by Test.
STOMACH GIVES OUT CURRENT
Sounds Carried to Telephone
ACTION OF SENSES KNOWN
San Francisco Doctors Show by Pub
lic Test That Man Hears, Sees
and Digests by Human
SAN FRANCISCO.. Nov. II. Before a
number of medical men and scientists
today. Drs. Albert J. Atkins and E. J.
Lewis succeeded in charging an electrical
circuit with human electricity to such a
degree that external sound waves were
transmitted and heard through an ordi
nary telephone receiver. The experiment
consisted of the application of two plat
inum electrodes to the walls of the living
stomach. By means of copper wires the
electrodes were connected with a tele
phone and microphone, a sensitive Instru
ment, which greatly intensifies sound.
Stomach Generates Current.
There was absolutely no mechanical or
chemical battery in the circuit, yet the
moment the electrodes were swallowed
sufficiently to touch the walls of the
stomach, human electricity flowed over
the wires, rendering sounds audible. The
electric charge measured from seven to
eight milli-volts on a Weston galvanom
eter. Colonel E. P. Richardson, the subject
of the experiment, swallowed the elec
trodes and succeeded In retaining them
for a considerable time. After a hrief
rest, he was given a drink of whisky and
on again connecting the electrodes with
the interior lining of hlr. stomach the
alano-r- ' -;-rlf V : " - oite
Hear iiwl -S)i4 !, 'by Electricity
Drs. Atkins and Lewis claim that by
this experiment they have demonstrated
the law of action of the human senses.
They reason that, if sound is transmitted
over a copper wire when it is charged
with human electricity, it is reasonable
to consider the principle the same when
the auditory nerve is charged with the
same force. In other words, we hear
when the auditory nerve Is made sensi
tive with human electricity on the same
principle by which we receive a telephone
Furthermore, these scientists claim
that by a series of experiments they have
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EVENTS OF COMING WEEK
President Roosevelt who, accom
panied by Mrs. Roosevelt. Surgeon
General Riley and Assistant Secre
tary Latta, is on his way to Panama
on board the Battleship Louisiana.
Is expected to arrive at Colon No
vember 15. Mr. Roosevelt will re
ceive President and Mrs. Amador.
Secretary Alios and Mr. and Mrs.
Theodore P. Sbonts and Chief Engi
neer and Mrs. Stevens before leav
ing the battleship. After landing,
the presidential party will make a
low run by train across the isthmus
to La Boca, where an Inspection will
be made on canal conditions in that
vicinity, after which the party will
return to Ancoa
Friday and Saturday will fce spent
at Culebra Cut. Gatun and Cristobal,
and on Saturday night the party will
be tendered a. reception by the canal
employes. The President will leave
the isthmus November 18 for San
Juan. Porto Rico.
Delegates from Canada. gouti
America and European countries
are expected to attend the Ameri
can International Congress on Tuber
culosis that will be held in New
York City, beginning Wednesday and
continuing through two days of the
week. The congress Is open to mem
bers of all professions and legisla
tures. The governments In the
Western Hemisphere were invited to
send representatives and circulars
were sent to American consuls in
Europe, calling attention to it- It is
expected that the congress will urge
preventive legislation against tuber
culosis and the adoption of govern
The Castellane divorce hearing
will be resumed on November 14.
Counsel for the Countess are conn
dent that the application of the
Count's attorneys for an examina
tion of the witnesses in the case
will be denied by the court, and It
Is also regarded. a certain that tie
public prosecutor will not avail him
self of the right to be heard In the
Interest of the general public The
Castellane creditors, nevertheless,
are urging every influence to prevent
the granting of a divorce until their
case Is disposed of.
The German Reichstag will re
assemble November 13.
The laws governing the navigation
of steam vessels will be discussed at
a meeting of the American Associa
tion of Masters and Mates, which
will be held in New Tork City on
Monday and Tuesday. Some amend
ments to the present laws may be
Many prominent Democrats, In
cluding candidates on the Demo
cratic state ticket of New Tork, are
expected to attend the Independence
League banquet In New Tork Mon
King Hl-akon and 2uee.n Mndn of
N-r-ay "111 ' .TT Kr.risrid l-irtr-s
' the weejc, -arriving tn- London on
Monday, where they will be received
at. Windsor Castle. King Haakon
will be Invested with the prder of
proven that digestion is an electro-chemic
process; that all life action in the body
is dependent upon the activity of the elec
trical forces within the organism, that
variations of sense manifestation, as
sight, hearing, etc., are caused by the
different rates of vibration set up by the
human electrical currents acting on the
special sense nerves.
HER REAL CHOICE.
Drama of Stensland
Bankwreck on Stage.
TOO MUCH FOR DEPOSITORS
Anxious to Hang Impersona
tors of Thieves.
VILLAIN ROUNDLY HISSED
Narrowly Escapes Vicarions Punish
ment for Crimes of Hering Po
lice Guard Theater to Pre
vent Realistic Action.
CHICAGO, Nov. ll.-(SpeciaL) The Milwaukee-Avenue
State Bank was wrecked
this afternoon at the Humboldt Theater,
Milwaukee avenue and Ohio street. It
was the first time the bank has been
wrecked on any stage. The throng which
sought admission to the theater contained
scores of those who were prevented from
storming the looted bank only by a. big
force of police. They wanted to expe
rience again the thrill of losing their
It was the same kind of a mixed gath
ering as that In August Poles, Bohe
mians, Jews, Italians and Scandinavians
and long before the doors opened they
forged up the steep stairway to the box
office and spread out in a fan-shaped
mass in the street below, some carrying
Villains in Bad Box.
During the performance the villain of
the play was roundly hissed and hooted,
and after It was over the feeling of the
excitable spectators was such that he
was in danger of being roughly handled.
Most of the crowd, however, took the
play in good part and restrained the
radicals from excesses of any kind.
"Stensland is going to sit in a box,"
. .ui a swarthy man. who dra-ed a
t?.:ji:JEt t. mail w.t.l nim 6i h eilv. -d
his way through the crowd.
"And Hering in another." yelled back
a youth wedged against the wall half
way up the stairs.
'They'll both be in a bad box if we lay
hands on them." yelled a third, who ex
hibited his bankbook, and the mob strug
gled forward, for the tickets were going
Plot Close to Original.
The play, called "The Bankwrecker,"
makes a clerk In the bank the hero, and
distorts some of the characters for the
purposes of melodramatic plot and situ
ation. Thus the bank president Is sup
plied with a. niece, who is the heroine;
and the "woman in the case," the "ad
venturess." who helps to involve the
banker, "Paul O. Stenslow." in hopeless
ruin, Is credited with being the" repudi
ated wife and dupe of "Charles Herring
tin, the unscrupulous cashier." He is the
villain and says "Aha" several times.
Rounds of hisses and cries of derision
greeted his every appearance. Sometimes
he was in actual danger. "Paul O. Stens
low" Is given the role of the remorseful
man gone wrong. His remorse is evi
dent after his capture. The names of
the principal characters in the play are
near enough like the original to be easily
Police Disentangle Crowd.
The piece had been well advertised and
on account of the bitterness of feeling
at the time of the failure of the bank,
whicn was not far from the playhouse.
It was feared that a revival of bitter
memories might inflame the foreigners
and prompt them to mischief The crowd
that thronged the streets strengthened
the apprehension of the police, and extra
men were detailed to keep order. As it
happened, they had little to do except to
disentangle the gathering when disorder
seemed on the point of breaking out.
TOT3G MAN SHOT DEAD ON SUR
Addition to Series of Sensational
Murders Causes Demand for
PITTSBURG. Nov. 11. Henry F Smith.
the 2&-year-old sot) of Joseph Smith, a
wealthy business man, was shot twice.
and almost instantly killed, early this
morning, by a burglar whom he surprised
in the dining-room of his father's resi
dence in the East End.
The crime, following a little more than
a week after the murder of James A. Mc
Millan, another wealthy business man of
this section, together with a number of
hold-ups by highwaymen during the past
fortnight, has aroused the city and a de.
mand for loO additional policemen to sup
press the wave, of crime has been made
by the citizens.
That a desperate battle took place be
tween young Smith and the burglar is evi
dent from the disordered condition of the
dining-room and kitchen. In addition to
the two bullets which entered Smith's
body, five other balls were found lodged
In the woodwork. Three cartridges of
Smith's revolver had been discharged
Neighbors who heard the shots and ran
to their windows say they saw no one
running from the Smith house. Hundreds
of dollars' worth of silver plate had been
gathered together by the burglar.
The entire police and detective forces
are working on the case, but so far no
clew has been discovered.
RACE SUiCIDE INCREASING
French Birth Rate Declines and Pro
geny Prize Is Proposed.
PARIS. Nov. 11. Public attention has
again been drawn to the National peril
involved in the constantly-diminishing
birthrate by the publication of the vita!
statistics for 1305. The births in France
for this year numbered 807.292, showing
a. decrease of 10,937 from the total of
The reason for this decrease is not to
be found in a reduction of the number
of marriages, in which the statistics
show a slight Increase over 1904. but it
apparently arises from the aversion of
the French people to raising large fam
ilies. The National association which is study
ing this matter nas reached the conclu
sion that it is necessary to inculcate the
Idea that any couple that raises more
than three children merits and is en
titled to public gratitude and protection.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. t
degrees; minimum, 60.
TODAY'S Occasional rain; southerly winds.
Pope and Kaiser quarrel about Polish school
question. Page 2
Buried city of Hftrculaneum to be dug ud.
Boer raid in Cape Colony cauaea alarm
Rumored assassination of Kins. Alfonso dis
proved. Page 3.
Russian police fall into terrorist plot and
are blown to pieces. Page 3.
President having1 good voyag-e to Panama.
Dismissed negTO troops weep at giving up
guns. Page- 2.
Governor Hoch -will win and attributes small
pluraliry to Standard Oil and rallroada
American Federation of Labor to adopt ag
gressive political policy. Page 1.
Drama based on Stensland bank-wrecking
almost causes riot. Page 1.
General Shafter at point of death. Page 2.
Man stabbed by woman dies concealing her
name. Page L
Panic wrecks theater at moving -picture
show. Page 7.
Murder by burglar causes demand for more
police in Pittsburg. Page 1.
Mysterious disease causes death and panic
in Texas. Page 3.
Erine railroad firemen voting on strike.
Origin and growth of Ruef's political power.
Occupations of members of new Washing
ton Legislature. Page 4.
Burglars crack-safe of O. R- A X. depot at
Garfield. Page 4.
Portland Chamber of Commerce to visit Rai
nier. Page D.
Cornerstone of Catholic Cathedral laid at
Boise. Page 3.
San Francisco doctors discover electricity in
human body. Page 1.
Card sharps arrested on Nome steamer.
T axom a building trades union make com
mon cause with plumbers. Page 4.
Portland and Vicinity.
Larrv Sullivan, Nevada mining magnate, re
visits Portland- Page 9.
President McDoel, oi the Monon, -visits Port
land. Page 9.
Government agents seek to connect Senator
Fulton with Umatilla Indian reservation
land frauds. Page 8.
Coast Jobbers will combine to fight Spo
kane's demand for terminal rates.
J. H. Brady. Idaho Republican leader, dis
cusses political situation in that state
Rev. H. C- Shaffer says no true Christian
should have more than $10,000. Page "j.
Hoodlums start riot at Empire Theater; at
tack policemen. Page
LABOR WILL TAKE
FIVE UNION MEN IN CONGRESS
Convention Will Adopt Firm
EXPECT ROOSEVELT'S AID
leaders Confident That Fre-Mde-nt's
Coming Message to Congress Will
Contain Jtadical Demands for
Labor What Gompers Says.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., Xov. ll.-S(r..
cial) That the convention of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, which opens in
this city tomorrow morning, will go on
record in favor of an aggressive political
policy seems assured. From ali parts of
the country delegates are bring in re
ports of success at the polls at the ttient'
So far these reports show that av least
Ave trade unionists will sit in the next
Congress, while a great number have
been elected to the different state Legis
latures. Most pronounced have been the sucess
of the United Mine Tvorkers and the
Commercial Telegraphers' Union. The
miners in the anthracite distrirt. of Penn
sylvania have elected W. B. 'Wilson and
T. D. Nichols to Congress and -10 of their
members to the state Legislature.
The telegraphers elected three of their
members to Congress in different parts of
the country, including . the Fourth Dis
trict of Illinois. In Hennepin County, in
this state. 31 out of 39 men indorsed' by
labor for the state Legislature and county
officers hare been elected. These tuc
cesses have whened the appetites of the
labor men and it is the general opinion
of the delegates who have arrived here
that the convention will devote at least
twn days to disciissiBK a political pro
gramme Gompers Feels Encouraged.
President Gompers fpels greatly encour
aged over the situation. He says he has
received scores of letters from men out
side of the labor movement In which
they declare that they never before fully
understood what the trade unionists of
the country stood for In a political way.
and expressing sympathy with their aims
'It has been the greatest educational
campaign that organized labor has ever
conducted." he said tonight.
"The subject is fully covered In the re
port which I will submit to the convention
tomorrow, but I have no hesitation in say.
ing that the political programme of the
Executive Council will be indorsed by
the convention. It is but the beginning
of organized labor's efforts in the polit
One of the effects of the labor political
programme will be seen in the coming
message of President Roosevelt to Con
gress. According to some labor officials
who have recently talked with the Presi
dent on the subject, the coming message
will contain some of the most radical de
mands for labor that have ever been made
by a President of the United States.
Many Grievances Aired.
Next to the political programme the
delegates are interested in Jurisdictional
disputes. The Executive Council in ses
sion this afternoon reviewed the griev
ances lodged against the United Brewery
Workmen by the engineers, firemen, team
sters and other unions. The council
could not arrive at any decision and de
cided to throw the whole matter Into
the conxention. The steamfitters and
plumbers are lining up their forces Tor
a decisive battle against each other, the
plumbers being determined to have the
charter recently isued to the steamfitters
revoked. The carpenters and woodwork
ers are also preparing for a tight on the
floor of the convention. The United Order
of Boxmakers, with headquarters in Chi
cago, has a representative here to renew
its application for a charter which baa.
for years, been denied it because of the
protests of the woodworkers.
Credentials have already been received
for about 335 delegates and more are ex
pected in the morning. The convention is
expected to last two weeka.
GORED TO DEATH BY DEER
Mystery of Wealthy Kew Torke.r's
NEW TORK. Nov. 11. It was definitely
established today at Mont Clair. N. J .
that a pet buck deer killed Herbert Brad
ley, a wealthy flour exporter, whose dead
body was found last night on the pre
serves at his home there. Deputy County
Physician Simmons, of Orange, found
that Mr. Bradley's death was due pri
marily to the deer's ripping open an
artery in his hip.
The horns of the buck, the largest one
belonging to Mr. Bradley and his special
pride, were found to be covered with
blood. The animal also attacked him
with its hoofs.
Mr. Bradley returned yesterday from a
business trip to the West, and was told
that a great deal of shooting by hunters
was going on .in woods near his estate.
He started out to see if any hunters had
broken into his grounds, and while he
was investigating the buck, killed him.