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PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1907.,
VOL. XL VI NO- 14,577.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Too Busy Organizing
ELECTION DEPENDS ON ITS ACTS
Blunders May Mean Defeat for
PEOPLE IGNORE POLITICS
Prosperity Makes Them Too Busy,
but Anything Which Endangers
It Would Bring Punish
ment at Election.
ALEXANDRIA BAT. N. Y., Aug:. 27.
"Am I a candidate for the Republican
nomination for President? No; I have
'not the bee. personally. Would I accept
I the nomination? No citizen has ever de
clined it, or ever will. I would rather
contribute to making the next session of
Congress a success', so that my party
will deserve and win success In 1908, than
have the Presidency tendered to me on
e golden salver."
Representative J. G. Cannon, of Illi
nois, Speaker of the last House, and un
doubtedly destined to be Speaker of the
next, the country's "Uncle Joe" and the
choice of his state for the nomination
for President Roosevelt's successor, said
this with great earnestness today. The
Speaker gave the interview sitting aft
on the deck of the yacht owned by his
friend. Representative Joseph C. Sibley,
of Pennsylvania. He bad come East, as
' Is his custom, to spend the last two
weeks of August with Mr. Sibley and
had been putting in most of his time at
Mr. Sibley's place on Volcour Bay, Lake
Each Has Own Candidate.
Mr. Sibley's other guests were Senator
Hemenway, of Indiana, who is the man
ager of the candidacy of Vice-President
Fairbanks; Representatives E. B. Vree
land and George R. Maltby, of New
York, who at the proper time probably
will be found voting In the National Con
vention for Governor Hughes; and ex
Representative L. N. Littauer, whose
first choice is ' President Roosevelt,
whether he wants it or not. Mr. Sibley
himself is a Knox "man. Tnus, when the
yacht arrived at Alexandria Bay, the
small party contained a pretty wide as
sortment of Presidential Summer prefer
Not Seeking Nomination.
"I am not disposed to do much talking
now," continued Mr. Cannon. "I am not
. seeking the nomination. I am not car
rying a buzzing presidential bee around
in my hat. Others may talk about the
tariff and business, and the railroads, and
various other Questions that they deem to
be uppermost in the country, but as for
me, I do not care to go into them, and
I will tell you why.
"A new Congress is to be organized in
December. In all human probability I
will be called on to organize it. That like
lihood gives me a duty and responsi
bility that I do not look on lightly. Now,
I want to make this point:
"If Congress does not act wisely at
the next session, if it Is not actuated by
calmness and patriotism, if it makes great
mistakes and fails to meet the approval
of the reasoning American public, there
will not be much need for the election
of delegates to the next National Con
vention of the Republican party.
Too Busy for Politics.
"The great masses are not talking poli
tic now. They are busy. Their ambition
is to see that nothing is done to make
them idle. This country is very prosper
ous. There is the old scare of uneasiness
in Wall street, but Wall street should look
back into the country, where the factories
are going, where the farmers are har
vesting their crops and sending them to
market, where well paid labor is putting
forth enormous production for our domes
tic markets and for the markets of the
world. It would be a crime if Congress
should do anything at this time to upset
business, and it might make mistakes in
half a dozen ways."
MAY NOT CALL OIL KINGS
Standard Hearing May Be Based on
NEW YORK. Aug. 27. It is quite pos
sible that the Government's investigation
Into the affairs of the Standard Oil Com
pany, which will begin September 3, will
be carried on without John D. Rockefel
ler, William Rockefeller or Henry H.
Rogers being called on to testify. Fra-R
B. Kellogg, special counsel for the Gov
ernment, admitted tonight that there was
a possibility that the investigation might
be confined to the records and books of
TARIFF AFTER ELECTION
Chairman Payne Says It Will Not Be
WASHINGTON. Aug. 22. Representa
tive Sereno E. Payne, of New York,
chairman of the ways and means com
mittee, was In town today. He looks like
a two-year-old, fresh and vigorous, and
baa been occupying himself during these
PIMMM ' UflP fill
hot months sitting on the front porch of
a cottage overlooking one of the beauti
ful New York lakes and enjoying life.
"Tariff?'' echoed Mr. Payne, at the Ra
leigh this afternoon, "why, I don't think
there is going to be any tariff talk until
after the Presidential election. In my
opinion there is. by general consent
among the Republicans, an agreement
that it will not be wise to agitate revi
sion of .the tariff on the eve of a Presi
"Well, will there be revision after the
Presidential election?" asked e Star man.
The chairman of the ways . nd means
committee, admittedly one of the great
est tariff experts in tiia couflVy, puffed at
a long Havana cigar meditatively. Then
"I think that the ' Republican National
Convention will deekfti that question."
"Are you in favor of tariff revision af
ter the election?"
"I have great confidence in a Republi
can Convention and in a Republican Con
gress. I am willing to abide by ttie de
cision of the Republican party upon any
question relating to party policies."
Mr. Payne said that there are no hard
times in New York fctate. Factories are
running full time, every man who wants
employment and is competent can obtain
it, and Indeed there is a shortage of com
petent labor in the manufacturing towns.
H does not look for any depression in
indusries and is not inclined to be pea
slmlatlo about the flnatvcial-outlook.
"How about Presidential politics in
New York?" he was asked.
"I don't believe the people are thinking
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! X?J X !
Tnirnim H. Newberry, Assistant Sec
retary of the Navy, Who I Ar
ranginc Plans for Voyage of Bat
tleships to Pacific Ocean.
at this time about Presidential candi
dates. I have been around my district
all Summer, and I , haven t heard any
talk of candidates. I don't believe that
the sentiment has crystallized on this
DROWNED BY WHOLESALE
WHOLE VILLAGES IX JAPAX ARE
BURIED IX WATER AXD MUD.
Cutting of Communication Prevents
Worst News ' Coming Loss 'of
500 in One Village.
TOKIO, Aug. 28. Reports from the inun
dated district continue to come in, bring
ing with them the saddest picture of
houses washed away and the drowning of
old and young. One village in the Yama
nashi Prefecture was buried under mud
and at least 500 were drowned in that vi
cinity. In some places communication was cut
and it is difficult to obtain a food sup
ply. When full reports are received, it
is expected that the loss of life will pxve
to be very heavy.
The supply of fish and vegetables for the
Tokio markets has been Interrupted since
Much Suffering in Hakodate. '
YOKOHAMA. Aug. 27. The conflagra
tion which yesterday destroyed 70 per
cent of the city of Hakodate has caused
much suffering among those who resided
in the burned district. All the Americans
in Hakodate are safe, including the Consul-General
to Yokohama, who is there
on an official visit. Consular Agent King
immediately made a requisition for sup
piles which were promtly forwarded. It
is understood that Mr. King is caring
for all foreigners who suffered by the
The flood that is reported to have done
several million yen damage in Central Ja
pan was caused by torrential rains. The
pipes furnishing me water supply of Yo
koliama were seriously damaged, entail
ing a water famine which continued for
ISHII RIDICULES WAR TALK
Japanese Statesman Welcomed by
All Classes at Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Aug. 27. K.
Ishii, Director of the Bureau of Com
merce of the Department of Foreign
Affairs of Japan, arrived in this city
today on his tour of the Pacific Coast
and was met at the station by a dele
gation of his countrymen and escorted
to the Alexandria Hotel. Tonight he
was the guest of Honor at a banquet
at the hotel, at which Mayor Harper
and other prominent citizens were pres
ent. Ishil ridicules the Idea of hostilities
between Japan and the United States,
and declared that his country was un
der the greatest obligation to the
United States. He said that ownership
of the Philippines by the United States
was one of the great guarantees of
safety for Japan.
Postal Card Man in Jail.
PHILADELPHIA. Pa., Aug. 27. Gus
tavo P. Long, trading as the H. C. Nov
elty Company, has been arrested, charged
with the wholesale selling of ooscene
postal cards. He did a big business and
had agents In many cities and towns.
Quarantine Against Cuba.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica. Aug. 27. A
quarantine against all vessels coming
from Cuba has been declared at all
OF PERFECT MAN
Dr. Gluck's Simple Life
Home Abandoned. ;
SLY KISS SPOILED HIS PLAN
No Couple Has Yet Won His
HE BARS -ANIMAL FOOD
Prune and OllTe Oil Cure for Imper
fect Lives Produces Xo Perfect
Babes and the Patients Have
CHICAGO. Aug. 27. (Special.) The big
simple life" sanitarium of Dr. Asher
Gluck. 1171 Milwaukee avenue, is deserted.
Patients who for months are said to have
taken the prune and olive oil cure for
imperfect lives have disappeared. The
attendants cannot be found. Heavy pad
locks adorn the doors of the big four-
In the meantime, Dr. Gluck, Inventor
of the simple life and author of "Olam
Hobbo, or the New Immortality," is In
New York, where It Is said he will pur
chase a supple of olive oil for the Fall
and Winter season. Dr. Gluck startled
New York with his statements of what
the simple life may do. He offered to
wager $30,000 that any man and woman
who lived perfect lives under his direc
tion for 15 months could have a perfect
child, which would think coherently and
talk at birth and be fully developed in
Dr. Gluck once tried the experiment
of preparing parents for such a child,
but, according to his own story, the
couple Indulged in a sly kiss during
the treatment, thus breaking the
charm. Dr. Gluck's whole object In
life, he says, is not to make money,
but to turn out perfect human beings.
Of course, he says, it costs to take
the treatment, but that ' is simply a
minor consideration. Attendants who
could be found laughed at the claims
of Dr. Gluck.
"If he can make perfect human be
ings out of the bunch I once attend
ed," Bald one of the former employes,
"why, then, I'll take the treatment
Dr. Gluck, in his writings, claims to
have studied 882 religions and, found
they were all made up by liars. His
own religion, he asserts, is the only
true belief. He refuses to use animal
products in any form. The only
clothes he wears consists of a linen
suit. Socks and underclothing are ta
booed. In his sanitarium, it is said,
his women patients wear trousers, but
as yet they have not been seen in
ARTILLERY WHIPS MOORS
Drives Them Into Hills When They
n Attack Cavalry.
CASA BLANCA, Aug. 27. The
French and Moors had a sharp en
gagement late yesterday, six miles
from General Drude's camp, when a
party of mounted Algerians had an
encounter with the enemy. Reinforce
ments of artillery drove the Moors into
the hills. There were no French
The Moors began to form for another
attack when about three miles away, but
a few well-directed shots quickly dis
persed them. v
As a result of the reconnaissance made
by General Drude. the Arabs have drawn
off and normal conditions In Casa Blanca
are being resumed.
EUROPEANS LEAVE CAPITAL
Start From Fei for Coast, Only Ger
FEZ, Morocco. Sunday, Aug. 25. The
European residents of Fez, excepting the
Germans, left here yesterday for El
Aralsh. They were escorted by troops.
No difficulties are feared, as the El
Aralsh road is reported safe.
Moroccan Ports Calm Down.
PARIS. Aug. 27. Admiral Philibert
cables that all is calm at Casa Blanca
and other Moroccan ports.
HAS COLUMBIA NAMEPLATE
Sailor's Wife Finds It on Beach Xear
SAN FRANCISCO, August 27. After
tossing for weeks over miles and miles of
waters the shattered name plate of the ill
fated Columbia has been picked up on the
ocean shore by the wife of an old sailor
who cruised in the wrecked vessel when
she was one of a proud fleet on the At
lantic Coast. ' It was Mrs. Al Gibson
who recovered the broken nameplate
of the Columbia. Mr. and Mrs. Gibson
live at Edgemar on the ocean shore
near Mussel Rock.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S 'Maximum temperature, 70
degrees ; minimum, 51 degrees.
TODAY'S Falr and warmer; northwest winds.
Cannon says he is not a candidate for Presi
dent; has more important work. Page 1-
Taft arrives at Kansas City when Fair
banks leaves. Page 1.
Many battleships cannot enter Puget Sound
because water too deep. Page 2. .
Secretary "Wilson sounds alarm about de
struction of forests. Page 1.
Oregon land-fraud trials may be finished
this year. Page 3.
Coronation of new Emperor of Corea.
Moors again attack French but are re
pulsed. Page 1.
Hundreds of lives lost in Japanese floods.
No sign of yielding in operators strike.
Nelson Morris, millionaire packer, dead.
Evidence In Glass trial closes in on him.
Negro's own brutality gives evidence on
him. Page 2.
Bar Association has' warm debate on In
surance laws. Page 4.
Sanatarium to make perfect man breaks up.
Rich New Yorker victimized by Spiritual
ists. Page 1.
Portland loses 13-innig game. Page 7.
Trainer King says he can prove Kelly a
professional. Oregon students issue de
nial. Page 7.
Commercial and Marino.
England gradually going out of hop-growing
business. Page 15.
Stocks generally weak on absence of de
mand. Page 15.
Chicago wheat prices break on heavy sell
ing. Page 13.
British ship Claverdon is chartered for
Portland loading of wheat and barley.
Portland and Vicinity.
President Moore pledges land worth $300,000
to meet claims of depositors in defunct
bank. Page 11.
J. T. Hamilton, Insurance agent, arrested
for forgery. Pao 10.
City may build subway for underground
wires and mains. Page 10.
Fred J. Rooney fatally injured by street
car. Page 10.
Secretary Taft arrives Thursday night and
will speak in Armory, Friday night.
Postal authorities and District Attorney to
start campaign against obscene postal
cards. Page 11.
Dr. H. W. Coe addresses East Side Roose
velt Club. Page 5.
Portland Ad Club makes campaign for next
National convention of ad men. . Page
THE BUGABOO THAT FAILED TO MAKE GOOD
KENEY AROUSED TO WRATH
Roars at Witness Who Is Slow
WHO SIGNED THE CHECKS?
Scott's Testimony on Point Contra
. dieted by Signature to Letters.
Boiton Admits Perjury to
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2T. Secretary
Treasurer F. W. Eaton, of the Pacific
States Telephone & Telegraph Company,
was called to the stand this morning by
the prosecution in the case of the Glass
bribery trial. He testified again to the
drawing by him of about $50,000 worth
of checks in February of 1906 for which
no vouchers were turned In. He did not
know who ordered the checks drawn or
who signed them. The records thereof
were destroyed in the fire.
Cashier William J. Kennedy was called.
He testified to the drawing of $10,000 and
$5000 checks in February, and told of the
subsequent return to the company of
$7000 or $7500 lnferentlally comprising the
bribe moneys returned by several Super
visors, on demand of Halsey, after the
granting of the Home Telephone Com
pany's franchise application, according
to the claim of the prosecution.
Mr. Heney Introduced memoranda
from five local, banks showing; the
withdrawal of approximately $50,000 In
February, corresponding to the total
amount alleged to have been paid to
the Supervisors at that time. Thomas
E. Sherwin, formerly traveling auditor
of tho telephone company, testified to
a similar $50,000 entry on the books of
the corporation, which he was audit
ing at the time of their destruction
in the April Are.
Slow Witness Angers Heney.
The examination by Mr. Heney of John
W. Gllkyson, assistant to the general
superintendent of the telephone company,
developed a rough incident in the morn
ing session. Mr. Gllkyson took a long
time to answer questions and showed no
excess of willingness to testify. Finally,
Mr. Heney, exasperated by the coolness
and slow-going of the witness, bellowed
a question at him and wound it up with
a sarcastic query as to whether he un
derstood it. Mr. Delmas protested.
"Tour honor," he said, "I submit that
this witness ought not to be bully
ragged." "And I submit,"' shouted Mr. Heney,
'that he ought to be bullyragged if this
is bullyragging. It is perfectly evident
to your honor that he Is trying to evade
the questions by dodging. He is getting
just the sort of treatment he needs."
Judge Lawlor said: "Counsel will con
trol his manner in addressing the wit
ness and, if the responses are not
promptly forthcoming, counsel will (sub
mit that fact to the court and the court
will deal with It. Proceed."
Admits Deceiving Xewspapers.
Dr. Charles Boxton, the ex-Supervisor,
was recalled by the prosecution and
required to repeat and did reaffirm his
prior testimony to the effect that Detective
vV. J. Burns, the right hand of the graft
prosecutions, commanded him to deny to
the public that he had made a confession,
and urged him to swear to a false affi
davit to that purport, "if the newspaper
reporters crowded him too closely."
"Did you understand that he wished you
to swear falsely before the grand Jury?"
asked Mr. Heney.
"No," sajd Boxton. "As I understood it.
he wanted to throw the newspapers off
the scent. It Is considered perfectly
legitimate to deceive the newspapers, pos
sibly to the extent of a false oath."
Facts Contradict Theory.
At the afternoon session several bank
officials were called and read letters from
the telephone company authorizing the
honoring of checks signed by certain of
its officials, who were named. The object
of this testimony was to show that dur
ing the period of the alleged briberies no
checks of the telephone company could
have been cashed unless signed by either
Glass or Zimmer. in view of the testi
mony of Mr. Scott that he did not take
charge as president until after the ex
piration of that period. But the force
of this line of reasoning was somewhat
I R I
hs I H ' I
t I " 'J? '
Henry T. Scott, President of Farlflo
States Telephone Company, Who
Had Hard Time as Witness in
impaired by the fact that some of these
letters of authorization bore the signature
of Mr. Scott as president.
Most Damaging Evidence.
Through the testimony of E. S. Pills
bury, chief counsel of the Pacific States
Telephone Company, and various minor
officials of that corporation and a num
ber of local bank tellers. Glass was
brought dangerously close to Halsey.
The most damaging testimony waa that
of Plllsbury. He testified that Glass
had authority to consummate deals of
Import without the indorsement of the
executive committee of the board of
directors. Others testified that Glass
was occupying the supreme office in
the company at the time of the alleged
bribery and from the bankers" testi
mony it was adduced that the name of
Louis Glass was invariably seen on
Parkside Men in Court.
SAN FRANCISCO, .ug. 27. G. H.
Umbsen, W. I. Brobecc and Joseph E.
Green, indicted for offering bribes to
Supervisors in behalf of the Parkside
Realty Company, were present In
Judge Dunne's court this morning
when their case wad called. Assistant
District Attorney William Hoft Cook
presented the minutes of Judge Gra
ham's court as amended, which he
asked be made a part of the record
before the motions to quash were de
cided. Judge Dunne admitted the rec
ord, and announced that he would
make no rulings until after the Su
preme Court should pasa upon the mo
tions that have .been made there.
Defers Decision on Schmitz Case.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27. Ex-Mayor
Schmitz appeared before Juxge
Dunne this morning, expecting to hear
a decision on the merits of his de
murrers to the indictments charging
him with" accepting bribes from the
United Railroads and the gas company.
Judge Dunne waa not ready to hand
down his , decision, stating that other
business was engaging his time. It
may be several weeks before the ruling
One Lawsuit Disposed Of.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 27. The ap
peal taken by the old Board of Super
visors from the decision of Superior
Judge Seawell restraining them from
molesting District Attorney Langdon
in the discharge of his duties, was
dropped from the calendar by the Court
of Appeals this morning at the re
quest of C. W. Cobb.
KILLED BY ELECTRIC WIRE
Son of General Carter Makes Blun
der Which Costs Life.
CHAMPAIGN, Hi.. Aug. 27. (Spe
cial.) L. H. Carter, aged 22, Bon of
Brigadier-General William H. Carter,
Commander of the Department of the
Lakes, was electrocuted here today at
the University of Illinois. The young
man waa taking a course in agriculture
and today was cleaning a chandelier,
when he seized a live wire and was
His father left Chicago yesterday for
Annapolis, and efforts to reach him to
night have been unavailing.
Teacher Drowned Prom Rowboat.
SAN JOSE. Cal., Aug. 27. Miss Jose
phine Murphy, a teacher in the High
School here, was drowned yesterday af
ternoon in Coyote Creek by the capsizing
of a rowboat in which she was seated in
company with Miss Kate Bellow, daugh
ter of a wealthy rancher. Miss Bellow
managed to swim ashore, but her com
panion sank immediately. The victim
was a graduate of the Mark Hopkins Art
Institute, of San Francisco.
RICH Mi RULED
BY BRIGHT EYES
Spook of Indian Maiden
HE WEDS SPIRITUALIST CHIEF
Surprising Story Told at Lu
RICH GIFTS TO CHARMER
Daughter Takes Alarm as Soon a
Wealthy Lumber Merchant Be
gins Dissipating Fortune at
NEW YORK. Aug. 27. (Special.) Sur
prising testimony concerning the versa
tility of the spook of the Indian maiden.
Bright Eyes, was obtained from Edward
Ward Vanderbllt, the aged June bride
groom of Mary Ann Scannell Pepper,
Brooklyn's spiritualistic bishop, in the
County Court, Erooklyn, today.
The lunacy commission which Is examin
ing Into the wealthy lumber merchant's
sanity was Informed that Bright Eyes
was fond of candy, drove a horse named
Charley, used a telephone, wrote letters
and had other accomplishments that are
rare In the spirit world. When Mr. Van
derbllt was asked where Mrs. Pepper
Vanderbllt was secluding herself from
subpena service, he replied that Bright
Eyes refused to tell him. "Bright Eyes,"
in control of the bishop, had called him
on the telephone last night.
Several months ago Mrs. Pepper sud
denly dropped her work . In Brooklyn,
where she was the head of a spiritualist
"church," and married Mr. Vanderbllt, an
elderly man of wealth. Soon afterwards
he presented his bride with a $10,000 house
and other valuable gifts.
His daughter took alarm and charged
that Mrs. Pepper had not only taken ad
vantage of the old man's feeble mental
condition to bring about their marriage,
but was planning to wheedle his fortune
away from him. She began proceedings
to secure a guardian for her father and
his estate that would prevent his dis
sipating his fortune or alienating it from
the daughter. The first step is to hav
the old man's sanity tested before a lun
acy commission, which is now being done.
TREELESS IN TEN YEARS
WILSfOX PREDICTS FUTURE lTX'
LESS FORESTS ARE SAVED.
Sounds Warning to East After Sce
ing West Halls Roosevelt as
Savior of Forests.
CHICAGO; Aug. 27. (Special.) Secre
tary of Agriculture James Wilson, who
was In Chicago today on his way to
Washington after inspecting the Govern
ment forest preserves in the West, de
clared that If better care, more general
propagation and a fostering of condi
tions are not observed, the forests of
tho country will practically be wiped out
in ten years.
""Forest fires," he said, "'should be
guarded against, and for that protection
the Government has employed thousands
of men to watch for ures. A person can
ride for miles through Michigan, Wiscon
sin and Minnesota and Fee barren sec
tions where formerly grew great plno
forests. Fires have wiped out millions
and minions of dollars' worth of the best
"President Roosevelt has done much
for the preservation of th forests. He
has added more than 150.fKiO.00') acres to
the "forestry reserves and would have
made more had not the last Congress
cut him down. He appreciates moro than
many private citizens the great worth of
our forests. The East is dependent en
tirely upon our Western forests for Us
FOUR GIRLS BURN ALIVE
Hemmed In .by Fire Sturtcd by In
cendiary. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.. Aug. 27.
Searching for exit, hemmed in on all
sides by fire, Walter and Sadie Ward;
Lillian Raye and Vergie Wallace were
burned to death In a fire in a building on
Bast Grand avenue today. The fire is
believed to be of incendiary origin.
Printing Ofrice Burned Up.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., Aug. 27. Tha
book and printing establishment of John
B. McNicholl, at 615 Sansome street, was
totally destroyed by fire last night. The
firms of Baclgalupl Rossi & Co. and Main,
& ' Winchester, adjoining on Sansome
street, also suffered severely, as did
Greenwood Helse & Co., and H. Rothen
berg, on the Washington street side. The
total loss is estimated at $60,000.
Will Apportion Funds to Synods.
WARSAW, Ind., Aug. 27. The Presby
terian general committee on evangellstio
work began Its session today, wherein
will be apportioned the amounts to be
given all synods for evangelistic work.
The largest apportionments will be to the
South and Southwest.
Costa Rican sort. '