Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View This Issue
THE-: MORNING OREGONIAN. THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 15)07.
BUSINESS DISTRICT OF SAN FRANCISCO ONE YEAR AFTER THE FIRE AND EARTHQUAKE
All Evidence Is in and Jury May
- S- 4 8 S ' o. v f li S , 1
yatterson Says Ex-Surveyor-Gener-al
Merely Said He Would 'ot
Testify Only One Prece
dent l:nder the Law.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, April 17. The last bit of evi
dence in the Blnger Hermann case was
offered in court this mornlns, 'and the
case now awaits only the argument of
cpunsel before being given to the jury.
Counsel for the defendant have a full
day to present their arguments, and the
same time will be given District Attorney
Bnker and his assistant. Unless pres
ent plans are set aside, the case will
be given to the Jury Friday evening.
Aside from the brief testimony of H.
I. Patterson, who accompanied Meldrum
the night he called on Hermann In this
city prior to going on the witness stand,
today's proceedings were uninteresting.
Mr. Patterson denied, as had been testi
fied, that Meldrum, on leaving Her
mann's residence, declared the prosecu
tion wanted- him to swear to a damn
"'lie" about the defendant. Mr. Patterson
testified that Meldrum had merely said
he "would not testify," and it was Mel
drum's intention at that time to refuse
to testify against Hermann.' He subse
quently changed his mind.
The' bulk of the time today was con
sumed in connection with prayers for
instructions to the jury.
The statute under which Hermann Is be
ing tried was enacted In February, 1Sj3.
Only one other case was ever brought
tinder it, and, as this case resulted in
acquittal, the law has never received the
construction of the Supreme Court of the
United States. The first case under the
statute was tried in Michigan In 1SSL
The defendant in this case sold to a
junk-dealer -certain records of the Inter
nal Revenue ' Service, .which were -stored
in an old barn. The acquittal resulted
because, of the failure of the prosecution
to show, as the statute requires, a "will
ful and fraudulent Intent" to deprive the
Government of the documents.
The argument to the' . court today
brought out the Insistence of the defense
that the Jury must believe. Hermann con
sidered his private letter books as pub
lic records and that he destroyed them
with willful and fraudulent intent to de
prive the Government of them, ,
REJOICE IN 'SECOND BIRTH
; (Continued from First Page.)
whatever Schmitz proposes,- and . Tils
suggestion was ' ignored, j'l j
Prosperity .14 Amazing.
The close of the year just after the
great disaster finds the city in an
amazingly prosperous condition.. Busi
ness is very active and building opera
tions have surpassed all estimates.
The amount of building projected since
the disaster represents a cash value of
J150.000.000. The year lias also proved
that the work of rebuilding cannot be
done in two or three years, as was at
first predicted. '
Although Fillmore street and Van Ness
avenue are still the main arteries of re-
tall trade,, business Is rapidly moving
down into its old-time haunts. Most of
the banks are re-established In their old
quarters below Kearny street. There are
more theaters in the city than ever be
fore, and charity fetes are better patron
ized than ever. Wages are the highest
the world has known, and the cost of
living has soared.
I'.artliquuUe Weather Prevails.
By a strange coincidence, the weather
tonight is identical - with the conditions
which prevaired a year ago. The even
ing has been warm and sultry, of a vari
ety which Californlans, for no reason as
far as science is aware, have come to
term "earthquake weather."
PORTLAND SEXDS GREETINGS
Commercial Bodies Congratulate San
l'ranclsco on Progress.
San Francisco was nearly wiped out
of existence a year ago, and on the
anniversary of the great calamity the
business men of that city are to meet
tonight to recount their experiences
and talk over the future.
The commercial bodies of Portland
sent today telegrams extending con
gratulations on the spirit and courage
displayed by the Bay City in repairing
the loss it sustained last April, una
Merchants' Association, Pan Francisco, Cal.
The Manufacturers' -Association of th
Northwest extends preetlnRS to the people
of San Frs.ncl.sco and felicitates the city
upon Its wonderful courage and the marvel
ous development shown since the disaster of
a year uco. May the years to come bring
oniv gooa io jour cnv ana state.
(Signed.) FLETCHER I.IXX.
Merchants Association. San Francisco. Cal
Thrminh the Oregon Development League
and Portland Commercial v'lub, the people
of this state and city desire to express their
keen appreciation of the splendid courage
nd enterprise of California ana fcan Fran
Cisco In the unparalleled progress made since
the earthquake one year ago.
(Signed THEO. B. WILCOX.
President Oregon Development League.
C. V. HUDSON.
President Portland Commercial Club.
President Merchants' Association. San
Francisco. Cal. The Portland Chamber of
Commerce extends congratulations to San
Francisco on great progress made since the
destruction by tire of one year ago and upon
the Indomitable Bpirlt of your people in the-
face of the greatest difficulties, lour com
nierrial prosperity shown by unprecedented
bank clearings and your determination to
nmve a Dure cltv government all point to a
greater city than before the event of which
tins day is the anniversary.
tBigned.) S. U. REED, President.
K. C tilLTNER, Secretary,
Merchants Association, San Francisco.
The Board of Trade of Portland, taking note
of the anniversary of a disaster which to
many cities would .have been fatal, con.
postulates you heartily on the splendid and
successful efforts of your people to rise
tiulckly to a still greater height of develop
menu WALLIS NASH, president.
Arrested Second Time for Theft.
EUGENE. Or., April 17. (Special.)
Mrs. Annie James was arrested today at
Springfield, charged with having stolen
a 1240 check from John -Trunnell. Thi
Is the same check which Bert Kelsay
is accused -of -taking. ' Mrs. James was
previously arrested on the same charge,
but the evidence at that time was not
sufficient to detain her. She will be
tried Monday, -
i-kir t : , .1 p - -
4 JWv v
1 - 1T 1 4f il Jv r H I
rar I r I
THE HFART OF TlfE KKT IL AND OI'MCE DISTRICT. THIS AREA WAS SWEPT CLEAN BY THE FLAMES TO THE WATER FRONT, WITH. THE EX
CEPTION OF THE SEVEN STEEL SKYSCRAPERS. AND ALL OF THEM HAD THEIR INTERIORS COMPLETELY BURNED OIT. THE OUTER WALLS OF
MOST OF THEM HAD TO BE TORN DOWN AND REPLACED. THE BUILDINGS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH REPRESENT THE RISING NEW SAN FRANCISCO.
LOOK "HIGHER UP"
Chicago Police Aware of Ob
ject of Levy.
TO AID DUNNE'S CAUSE
Testimony Before the Clril Service
Commission Brings Out Facts
Discreditable to Itecently
Deposed Chief Collins.
CHICAGO." April 17. Fear of the man
llil'chee ub" has alwavs ruled the nolice
department of Chicago. The Civil Service
Commission was told today in the inves
tigation of charges that ex-Chief of Police
Collins had made a levy on the police for
Democratic campaign purposes during the
recent Mayoralty election.. Captain
O'Brien, of the detective bureau, testified
today. - . . .
'Some time before the primaries, said
O'Brien, "Chief Collins called me into his
office and said he was trying to raise
money to assist Mayor Dunne. He' wanted
me to help him. He said those opposing
Mayor Dunne had plenty of money, while
the Mayor himself had but little. I did
not say anything, but when I reached
my office I spoke to my lieutenants about
it. I told them I was not in favor of it,
but I would leave the matter to them and
they could do as they pleased. A few
days later W45 In envelopes was handed
to me and I gave them to the Chief. There
was a certain fear that - exists among
members of the department that makes a
man hesitate in matters of this kind and
they think the best way is to do the way
other officers do contribute."
Do you think that fear reaches down
to the lowest officers?"
'Do you think, then," asked Commis
sioner W'enter.. "that fear stamps ' the
whole, department as a machine -.which
works according to the wishes of the man
who lias charge of it. without regard- to
the civil service -law?" . - .
"Yes. I do." '
The hearing will be resumed tomorrow.
TOO MICH EXECUTIVE POWER
Hammond Says Legislative Depart
ment Seems Extinct.
CHICAGO, April 17. A plea for the per
petuation of . state rights was made last
night by Congressman Winfield S. Ham
mond, of Minnesota, in a talk at the mn
annual banquet of the Holland Society of
Chicago. His subject was "The ' Sovereign
Mr. Hammond took a covert rap at Pres
ident Roosevelt by de'olaring that "in view
of Tecent events, one might be led to be
lieve that the legislative . department of
the Federal Government has become well-
nigh extinct. - It is a thing -bred in us to
have the government as dose to us-as pos
sible. Mien it comes to regulating in
surance and child labor, why should we
run to "Washington the minute anything Is
wrong. Ave . are becoming a little too
ability in 18S9. He had been sent to Samoa
by the Associated Press to watch for de
velopments in the Samoan difficulties, the
naval squadrons of the United States,
Great Britain and Germany having gath
ered at thf.t place. On March 15, 1889, a
great hurricane swept over the islands
and 15 merchant vessels and six men of
war were piled upon the shores, of Apia
Bay and 142 officers and men of the Amer
ican and German warships lost their lives.
Mr. Dunning was upon the scene
throughout the hurricane, which lasted 36
hours, and assisted the natives in saving
many lives. Afterward he wrote a 30.000
word story of the storm, the wrecking of
the warships and the rescue of the sail
ors, which has ever been considered a
model of descriptive writing.
Mr. Dunning acted as war correspondent
for the Asociated Press in Cuba, Porto
Rico and the Philippines. He landed with
Colonel Roosevelt's Rough Riders in Cuba
and his was the first story sent out of
the ambuscade of Las Guasimas, in
which Hamilton Fish was killed.
Martin li. Sykes, Railroad Man.
MOUNT VERNON, N. Y., April 17.
Martin L. Sykes, a well-known railroad
man, died today. In early life Sykes was
connected with several Western railroads.
When he retired, five years ago, he was
vice-president, secretary and treasurer of
the Chicago & Northwestern.
GO FROM COPY TO CROPS
Newspaper Men Take 'p Farms in
DENVER. Colo., April 17. A colony of
newspaper men Is to be established in the
Little Snake River Valley, in Routt Coun
ty, Colorado, where the State of Colo
rado will throw open for settlement this
Summer, under the Carey act, 60,000 acres
of land. This land is under the Little
Snake River canal system. The plan is
to make this colony an' up-to-date farm
ing community, where each man will own
his own farm and improvements, the
only connection In which tlie community
Idea will prevail, if at all, being in re
gard to labor. Unitbr the Carey act, any
citizen of the United States may select
160 acres, the price of land and perpetual
water right in the canal system being
fixed ny the state at 22.d0 per acre.
W. R. Given, a former newspaper man.
has taken options in 40 selections of 160
acres each for the newspaper men.
THE DAY'S DEATH RECORD
John P. Dunning, Newspaper Man.
PHILADELPHIA, April 17. John P.
DuMitnK, well known In newspaper cir
cles throughout the country, died today
in a hospital here of tumor of the brain.
He was 44 years of age. - - .
John P. Dunning first came into notice
as a, neasiiaoet writer .at mrcennnna
CONFIRMS LIBS. HUN
JEROME SAYS SHE NEVER GAVE
TWO TO ASSIST CLELIIi
NORTHERN PACIFIC DIVIDES A.
B. SMITH'S FUNCTIONS.
Poore, of St. Paul, and Mitchell, of
Spokane, Appointed Assistant
General Passenger -Agents.
ST. PAUL. Minn., April 17. (Special.)
John C. Poore, of St. Paul, and G. A.
Mitchell, of Spokane, Wash., were to
day appointed assistant general passen
ger agents of the Northern Pacific. This
is a division of the position held by A.
B. Smith until February 1.' when he
became traffic manager of the consoli
dated electric lines controlled by the
New Tork Central. Both will make St.
Paul their headquarters, Mr. Poore be
ing inside man and Mr. Mitchell out
Mr. Poore has been chief clerk for
the past six years, entering the service
of the company in 1891 as chief rate
clerk. He started on his railroad ca
reer with the Burlington, Cedar Rapids
& Northern at Cedar Rapids, going
later to the Union Pacific at Omaha.
Mr. Mitchell has been general agent
of the company at Spokane, which po
sition he has held two years. .Former
ly he was traveling freight agent.
District Attorney Maintains Position
to Oppose All Efforts to Release
Thaw on Bail.
NEW TORK, April 17. Although Dis
trict Attorney Jerome returned to his
office today from a visit to his home in
Lakeville. Conn., no movement yet has
been made toward an application for
Harry K. Thaw's release. Daniel O'Reilly,
of Thaw's counsel, called on Mr. Jerome
this afternoon, but said the matter of
bail for the prisoner was not mentioned.
Mr. Jerome, in speaking of the case, said
his position was unchanged from what it
was immediately after the jury reported
a disagreement, namely, that he would
oppose in every possible way the release
of Thaw on ball.
When questioned about the signed
statement issued by Mrs. Nesbit-Holman,
mother of Mrs. Harry K. Thaw, yester
day, Mr. Jerome said he had read it.
'I can't vouch for some of the things
said by Mrs. Holman, because I do not
know about them," said the District At
torney, "but I can assure you that when
she' said she furnished the District Attor
ney no Information of" use In connection
with the trial of Thaw she spoke the
truth. Mrs. Holman never gave us any
Clifford Hartrldge and A. R. Russell
Peabody have been requested by Thaw in
a letter to continue as his attorneys of
record. Mr. Hartridge had no comment
THAW TALKS AVITH ATTORNEY
Confers 'With Peabody for Two
Hours in Tombs.
NEW YORK, April 17. Harry K. Thaw
informed the keepers in the Tombs today
that he was ill when Mr. Peabody, of his
counsel, called at the prison today. Thaw
was still in bed, but on being informed
that he could not confer with Mr. Pea
body in his cell, he went to the confer
ence room and talked with Mr. Peabody
for two hours. At the end of it, Mr.
Peabody would make no statement.
Mrs. Evelyn Thaw was asked if she
had any reply to make to her mother's
"Not a word on any subject," was her
TAKES CASE IN HAND HIMSELF
Roosevelt Will Personally Investi
gate Harrlman Merger.
CHICAGO, April 17. A dispatch to the
Tribune from Washington says: Presi
dent Roosevelt purposes to take into his
own hands the determination whether an
attempt shall be made to break up the
.riarrlman railroad combination or not,
and has come to the conclusion that it is
his duty to study the case from beginning
The President has been placed in a posi
tion of antagonism to Mr. Harrlman, and
on that account is particularly desirous
that no steps should be taken by any de
partment of the Government in such a
way as to leave the impression that it
was the result of personal hostility on
the part of President Roosevelt himself.
To satisfy himself as to the exact situa
tion the President proposes to read all the
testimony taken by the Interstate Com
merce Commission on the subject. Then
he will have a conference with Attorney
General Bonaparte, and will ask the head
of the Department of Justice to apply to
the facts the President submits to him
the general law In the case as par
ticularly laid down by the United States
Supreme Court in the Northern Securities
case. All this will take time, and it will
Involve an immense amount of personal
labor on the part of the President. He
may have to give up a good deal of his
vacation to the work, but It will be done
sooner or later, and when his decision is
made he will be satisfied with it, because
it will be the result of personal, painstak
ing Investigation and not the conclusion
of a subordinate arrived at through par
tial or hurried scrutiny.
Illinois Snit Will Be Renewed.
SPRINGFIELD. 111.. April 17. The Su
preme Court today dismissed the suit
of the State of Illinois against the Illi
nois Central Railroad for an accounting
and recovery of the share claimed by the
state of gross receipts or tne raiiroaa.
In dismissing the suit the court gave
leave to the Attorney-General to with
draw the suit and begin the proceedings
either here or in Chicago. Chief Justice
Scott in his brief oral decision announced
that the court was divided as to whether
the suit involved revenue within the mean
ing of the Constitution and -therefore in
its discretion decided not to assume juris
diction. Assistant Attorney - General
Demosev said today that the suit would
be promptly reflled either in the Circuit
Court here or in the Supreme Court in
REGULATE THE 2-CENT FARES
Nebraska Commission Rules on
Terminal and Pass Matters.
LINCOLN. Neb.. April 17. The Ne
braska. Railway Commission Issued its
first order today1 bearing on 2-cent fares
and streetcar passes. It is a notice to
steam railroad companies to post placards
In every station calling attention to the
fact that the 2-cent passenger fare does
not apply on tickets purchased to a des
tination beyond the state border.
In addition to this order the commis
sion has addressed a letter to the Lincoln
Traction Company, the Citizens' Railway
Company of Lincoln, the Omaha, Lincoln
& Beatrice Interurban and the Omaha &
Council Bluffs Street Railway Corpora
tion, notifying them that they are subject
to the terms of the new anti-pass law and
will be expected to obey it, both by is
suing no passes aside from the exceptions
permitted by statute, and by filing re
ports each month as to who their pass
Choose the Breakfast ce
ll real that's "full of chews." You
have to chew
n Shredded Wheat
jj Biscuit and the longer you
chew it the better you will like
it and the more nutriment you
will get out of it. More easily
digested than the mushy por
ridges that are "bolted down"
For breakfast heat the Biscuit in oven to re
store crispness, pour hot milk over it, add a lit
tle cream and a little salt; or, sweeten to taste.'
Shredded Wheat is also delicious and whole
some for any meal in combination with fresh
or preserved fruits. At your grocers.
m era rs mn
ernor Larrabee, of Iowa, had a talk with
the President today about strengthening
the interstate commerce law, having in
view a more strict Federal supervision
of railroads and the prevention of over
capitalization. Chairman Knapp, of the
Interstate Commerce Commission, also
talked with the President.
New Washington Postmasters.-
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, April 17. Washington post
masters appointed: Belleville, Jesse S.
Elmore, vice William Cleary, resigned;
Milton, Patrick Feeney, vice C. A. Her
mann, removed; Soap Lake, Julius L.
Washougal, David W. Hutchinson, vice I
u. w. Wright, resignea.
John H. Biegert has been appointed
regular, John H. Degowin substitute,
rural free delivery carrier, route S. at
Get Increase, but Not Vacation.
EUGENE, Or., April 17. (Special.)
The Eugene school board has decided
to advance the salaries of the teachers
in the publlo'BChools here $5 per month.
The teachers' petition asking for a
week's vacation during April was not
FAVORS A CLEARING SCHEME
President Delano Says Plan Should
Be Tried Out.
CHICAGO, .April 17. President F. A.
Delano, of the Wabash Railroad, today
said in regard to the reported projected
abolishment of the American Railway
"As a member of the American railway
committee on efficiency, which has had
under its general jurisdiction the experi
ment of handling the clearing-house, I am
very much surprised at the statement
that its abolishment is contemplated. I
have heard of no movement to abolish the
clearing-house and while, as in all new
undertakings, there may be some differ
ence of opinion by various railroads as to
the wisdom of continuing such a bureau.
I feel sure that the leading roads which
have undertaken this work will continue
it until it shall have been fully demon
started whether It is desirable to go ahead
or discontinue the work."
Will Abolish Car Clearing House.
CHICAGO. April 17. After less than
three months' trial the railroads are con
sidering a proposition to abolish the
American Railway Clearing House, which
was established to facilitate the move
ment and distribution of freight cars and
to prevent further car shortages and
Ijarrabee and Roosevelt Talk.
WASHINGTON. April 17. Former Gov-
Treadwell Mines Fight Union.
SEATTLE, Wash., April 17. A spe
cial cable from Juneau. Alaska, says
the Treadwell mine operators are em
ploying non-union men in the mines
and expect to have a full crew at work
in 30 days. Miners are being engaged
everywhere and rushed to Douglas as
fast as possible. Superintendent Klnzle
of the Treadwell mines is firm in his
stand not to recognize the union and
this means a protracted light. As the
Treadwell is the biggest mine in South
eastern Alaska, its determination- to
fight the Federation Indicates that the
organization is slated for a term of
rough sledding in the Northland.
Local Option Cases Dismissed.
TILLAMOOK,' Or., April 17. (Special.)
Three local option cases in which Frank
Bultx, Tow Browne and D. Ellison had
been tried before & Jury and found guilty
in Justice White's court, and each fined
J100, came up before Judge Galloway on
appeal from the Justice Court yesterday.
A Strong Tonic - -A
Body Builder - -A
Blood Purifier - -
- Without Alcohol
- Without Alcohol
- Without Alcohol
A Great Alterative - - Without Alcohol
A Doctor's Medicine - Without Alcohol
Ayer's Sarsaparilla - -i Without Alcohol
The new kind contains no alcohol
We have no secrets to hide! We pub-
lish the formulas of all our medicines.
J. C. AYER CO., Manufacturing Chemists, Lowell, Mass.
An old sore or ulcer is only a symptom, an outlet for the impurities and
poisons which are in the blood, and as long- as this vital fluid remains in
this impure, contaminated state the place will never heal. The application
of salves, washes, powders, etc., may cause the spot to scab over, but a fresh
outpouring of diseased matter from the blood starts it again, and thus it goes
on, gradually growing worse and slowly affecting the entire health of the
sufferer. There are many ways in which the blood becomes contaminated
and poisoned. A long spell of sickness breeds disease germs in the system,
the failure of the eliminative members to remove the refuse and waste matter
of the body, the excessive use of mineral medicines in certain diseases, all
infect the blood with morbid matter and germs which sooner or later is man
ifested by a sore that refuses to heal. Persons with inherited blood taint are
very apt to be afflicted with sores and ulcers. The taint may lie dormant
during young, vigorous life, but when middle age is reached or passed and
the natural energies begin to grow weaker, the tissues in some weak point
break down and a chronic sore is formed and kept open by the constant
drainage of impure matter from the blood. If the cause is not removed the
Sore will continue to grow worse by eating deeper into the flesh, festering,
discharging, and slowly undermining the constitution. S. S. S. heals old
sores by going down to the very bottom of the trouble, driving out the
Impurities and building up the entire circulation. When S. S. S. has removed
the cause the blood becomes rich and healthy, the sore begins to heal, nevr
flesh is formed, and soon the place is cured. Do not depend on external
applications, which do not reach the blood, but begin the use of S. S. S. and
remove of the cause, and then the sore must heal. Book on Sores and Ulcers
and medical advice free. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., ATLANTA, GA'
WHY WE CURE
M EN ONLY
There can be no comparisons between the
ability of the ordinary physician and that of the
trained and scientific specialist. The former in
trying to explore and conquer the whole field of
medicine and surgery becomes proficient in no
particular branch. The latter conscientiously con
fines himself to a single class of ills and masters
We do not scatter our faculties, but we con
centrate them on all Diseases and Weaknesses.
Men only. fJecently we have treated scores of
stubborn cases for some of the best men in Port
land and vicinity, and not a single failure nor
an unpleasant result has been reported. What
we have done for others we can do for yon.
In Most Cases
Tears in Portland
Yoii Pay for Cures, Not for Failures
Because of the confidence in our ability to eSect a cure of each
and every case ve accept for treatment, we give a written guarantee
s good as a gold bond to make the cure perfect and permanent, which
should inspire confidence in all who are in search of honest treatment.
Our acceptance of a case for treatment is equivalent to a cure,
because we never accept incurable cases. . We are satisfied to receive
money for the value given the patient, and we expect to prove our
worth and show positive and satisfactory results for the fee.
Call and see us and talk over your case confidentially with us. No
charge for consultation. Write if 'you cannot call.
Hours 9 A. M. to 5 P. M.; evenings, 7 to 8:30; Sundays, 9 A.M.
to 12 M.
CORNER SECOND AND YAMHILL STREETS, PORTLAND, OR.