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PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1908.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ACTOR WINS HAND
BOTH OLD PARTIES
OF ST. LOUIS BELLE
ON TALL TOWER
SERIES OF LOSSES
SCORED BY HISGEN
SECRETLY WEDS DAUGHTER OF
CONDEMN METHODS TSED TO
W1X VOTE OF VXIOXS.
XEYV YORK POLICEMAN EARNS
TITLE OF HERO.
Machinesand Wealth in
Control He Says.
NOMINEE SPEAKS AT ARMORY
Declares Independents Offer
Escape From Trust Yoke.
EFFORTS TO STOP SPEECH
Croud Interrupts Presidential Can
didate and Is Disappointed In Ab
sence of Hearst Reviews
Fight Against Standard.
Declaring- that both of the old parties
re ruled by machine politics and pre
datory wealth. Thomas L. Hlsgen, Inde
pendence, party nominee for President,
last night commended to the voters the
new political party, in an address before
;5M people at the Armory. The audience
was plainly disappointed in the failure of
William Randolph Hearst, founder of
the party, to accompany Mr. Hlsgen to
this city and a great many left the hall
before the address was concluded. The
Inclement weather also served to reduce
Tells of Fight on Standard.
The principal part off Mr. Hlsgen's ad
dress was devoted to a recital of his per
sonal experience with the Standard Oil
Company, which, for over 15 years, he
said, had sought unsuccessfully to force
the Hlsgen Brothers, of Massachusetts,
out of the oil msrket.
Mr. Hl?gen prefaced this discussion by
chanting, that the reel Issue In the pend
ing campaign was that of the trusts; that
it remained for the people at the Novem
her election to decide whether they or
the trusts shall rule this country. It was
alleged that both of the old parties are
owned by corporate Interests, making a
new party a necessity.
During the addresses repeated efforts
were made to break up the meeting by
men in different parts of the hall who
shouted the name of Bryan. At oth?r
times when an opening was presenre.l by
tha different speakers there was a chorus
of cries for "Tart." "Bryan" and "Iebs,"
but the programme was not seriously in
terrupted. Country or Trnsts to Rule?
"The question Is now whether the trusts
are going to rule the country or the
country Is going to rule the trusts," said
Mr. Hlsgen. "I am no orator. I have
been doing something very different from
speechmaking during my life. My broth
ers and myself have fought one of the
greatest, one of the most remorseless, one
of the most tyrannical corporations in
the world the Standard OH Company.
"While Mr. Hearst has exposed the
methods of this trust and Its dealings
with such men as Foraker. of Ohio;
Bailey, of Texas; Molurln. of North
Carolina, and Governor Haskell, he has
made no distinction between the Demo
cratic and the Republican parties. In
fact, he has proved to you how this great
corporation has controlled the Senate and
Congress and how In that way it is con
trolling th entire country."
" Mr. Hisen then gave a history of the
fight between his own private company
and that of the Standard Oil corporation
and declared that through persistence
and the co-operation of the people the
b:g octopus hsd been worsted and the
private company was now serving the
people of Western Massachusetts coal oil
for 10 rents a gallon at a saving to them
of about M.iW annually.
tajs He Helps Poor Man.
"Today my brother and I are selling
oil and making a good living at the rate
of in cents a gallon." continued the
speaker. "Are you buying it for that
price? I guess not. We are helping the
pHr man ho has to buy kerosene; the
rli-h man has his electric light,
"I am asked: 'How is it that you have
associated with the Independence party?"
In my younger days I never took very
much interest In politics. I alwaya tried
in my humble way to find out which
party the Standard Oil was supporting.
If they supported a Democrat I supported
a Republican; if they supported a Re
publican I voted for a IVmocrat. When
I found they owned both parti I did
not vote at all.
"My friends. hat we want in this
country is good, honest competition. You
know the watchword of the Standard
nil Company, that "Crime is cheaper than
competition." We want this competition
to follow us right into our party. What
we want now Is an Independence party.
In fact you have demonstrated that by
your presence here tonight. The old
parties are so imi.h alike that you can
cot tell the difference between them.
Aims of New Party.
"The slm of the Independence party is
not to advocate any idiotic measures that
are going to give the control of affairs
to the trusts, but it proposes to restore
tha poser to the people to whom it be
longs. And the only way to do this is to
drive these Interests out of the Govern
ment. We are going to do It, maybe not
today nor et tomorrow, but in the end
our principles will triumph "
M. J. Malley. chairman of the Inde
pendence party organization in this
state, railed the meeting to order and
Concluded oa fate 12.) J
Kratz in Insane Frenzy Attempts
Suicide From Bridge Tower.
Clarence Smith Subdues Him..
NEW YORK. Oct. 1Z Joseph Krats. an
insane man of Brooklyn, who in an at
tempt to throw himself into the East
River yesterday, fought desperately with
seven, policemen on the dlixy top of a
Williamsburg bridge tower., this morning
gave attendants and physicians at the
Eastern District Hospital a furious fight.
Ha burst the canvas strait-Jacket into
which he had been forced and with ma
nalcal fury assailed nurses and others
After a prolonged contest, he was over
powered and bound. Later he calmed
down and was taken before a court,
charged with attempted suicide.
The Magistrate, in committing him to
the observation ward of Kings County
Hospital, praised Policeman Clarence
Smith, who had followed the crazed man
In his climb to the tower's narrow top
and after an awful hand-to-hand con
flict, during which Krats got out a razor,
subdued him and summoned assistance.
The Mazistrate said:
"Heroes like you deserve special rec
ognition. You are a brave man."
DIES OF GAS IN FOUL MINE
Miner Is Asphyxiated and Rescuers
Almost Share Fate.
AUSTIN. Nev.. Oct. 12. "Boys, I am
going." With this cry. A. Dron, a pio
neer mining man of this place, fell
inert on the 450-foot level of the
Frost shaft Sunday and expires of
asphyxiation. He had gone 15 feet
below the point where the air was
good, and was overcome by the deadly
gas thst pervaded the lowest levels of
Conrad Cummings and Henry Wil
liams, two fellow-miners, dropped
down the shaft in an effort to rescue
Dron. The foul air put out their can
dles. Their efforts to find Dron in
the darkness were futile, and they, too,
When their plight became known,
rescuers brought them to the surface.
For an hour doctors worked over the
bodies, and finally restored Cummings
LAKE STEAMER CAPSIZES
Sudden Gust of Wind I'psets Maz
ania. on Cpper Klamath.
KLAMATH FALI-S. Or., Oct. It.
(Special.) Captain M. 'F. Parker, pro
prietor" of the steamer Mazama, which
was capsized by a heavy wind on Upper
Klamath Lake yesterday afternoon,
will proceed at once to undertake to
raise the boat.
The steamer lies in six or eight feet
of Water near where the WInema was
overturned by a. gale last year, and lit
tle trouble Is anticipated in raising her
In order that she may resume her run
from Klamath Falls to Wood River.
A sudden squall struck the boat as
she rounded Eagle Point. There was
no general storm prevailing. The five
or six men who were on board when
the accident occurred succeeded In
reaching the land by use of the barge
which The Mazama had in tow, and
most of the freight was also saved.
PLEADS FOR LARGER NAVY
Senator Lodge Says Pacific Coast
Must Be Protected.
BOSTON. Oct. 12. Declaring that
Japan was ready to make Insulting de
mands on the United States, did she
dare, and that the only way to guard
against them wss to increase the Ameri
can Navy. United States Senator Lodge
launched into a strong and vigorous
plea for a bigger and better Navy at
a Republican ratification meeting to
night, held under the auspices of the
Republican Club of Massachusetts.
"What we want to look out for is our
Navy." Insisted the speaker. "We should
protect both the Atlantic and Pacific
coasts and it is the policy of the Re
publican party to do this."
JAMES G. WHITEHOUSE DIES
Leader In Secret Orders and Port
land Man's Brother.
PROVIDENCE, Oct. 12. (Special.)
James Gower Whltehouse. aged 60. one of
the best known secret society men of the
East through his connection with the
Royal Society of ood Fellows, of which
he was founder, the Royal Arcanum,
the Masonic fraternity in which he had
attained the Strd degree, died here today.
He was a brother of George F. White-
house, of Portland. Oregon. The de
ceased was at one time prominent In the
political life of Providence and served In
the City Council. He was also well known
in church circles. Beside the Oregon
brother, he leaves another brother here
and his mother. ) years of age.
DENIES GOULD'S MOTION
Court Refuses to Change Wording
of Wife's Affidavit.
NEW TORK. Oct. II. Justice Gleger
lsh. in the Supreme Court, today denied
a motion on behalf of Howard Gould to
strike out part of an affidavit submitted
to the court by Katherlne Clemmons
Gould In her application for $125,000 ali
mony and counsel fees. Delancer Nlcol.
attorney for Mr. Gould, had contended
that certain parts of the affidavit in
question were "Irrelevant and scanda
Cobb's Batting Do It.
START PROCESSION IN SIXTH
Darling, of Tigers, Makes Four
Safe Hits in Five.
WONDERFUL AS SPRINTER
Mulllns Keeps Perfect Control, but
Pfelster Issues Passes and Gives
Hits Freely Chicago Scores
Three. In Fourth Inning.
CHICAGO, Oct. 12. Detroit became a
real contender for the world's baseball
championship today when . It defeated
Chicago In decisive fashion, 8 to' 3.
Manager Jennings achieved this result
with a change in his line-up. Downs
was put on the bench and the efficient
dchaefer, who is at home in almost any
position, was shifted from third to sec
ond base, Coughlin occupying the third
sack. This shake-up, however, cannot be
said to have had any material effect In
winning the game, for neither Schaefer
nor Coughlin got a hit, while Coughlin
bungled one ot his two chances. Thomas
was placed behind the bat in place of
Schmidt, with better effect, for his double
scored one run.
i Cubs Held Down by MuIIin.
Counting the world's series of last
year, today's victory was the first De
troit had scored In eight contests for the
highest prize in baseball in the world.
Mullln, elected by Mr. Jennings to pitch
for Detroit, was steady throughout the
game, holding Chicago steady to seven,
scattered hits and passing only one man.
Pfelster's left-handed shoots for the most
part failed to puzzle the Michigan bats
men. Besides issuing three passes, he
was' hit safely 13 times, two of the
cluster being doubles and six of them oc
curring In one Inning.
It was this Inning, the sixth, which
gave the game to Detroit. The gray-clad
Tigers, two runs behind Chicago when
the inning opened, came across the plate
In a procession. The crowd, with the ex
ception of a minority from Detroit, which
enjoyed the proceedings hugely, pleaded
with vociferous unanimity for the retire
ment of Pfelster. Manager Chance, who
filled to show any traces of displeasure
at the way in which Detroit came up
from behind and went ahead, smiled
cheerfully and ignored the request.
Cobb's Wonderful Work.
Tyrus Cobb, Idol of the Detroit enthu
siasts, whose playing was a great disap
pointment a year ago, came Into his own
today. He batted like the natural1 hitter
he is. and ran bases like a flash.. His
batting average for the day was 800 per
cent. Out of five times up, he hit safely
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SVrS$rA a r. i- r i rusF t fcift-vn en 1
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Harry Von Meter and Miss Isabella
Harden Married at Oak
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. Oct." II. (Spe
cial.) Miss Isabella Hayden. the hand
some daughter of John A. Hayden, a
prominent retired capitlaist, now resid
ing in Hollywoc", became the bride of
Harry Von Meter, a. well-known actor,
in Oakland, September 19. The wed
ding was secret and hasty, and the
news did not leak out until today.
Some time ago the engagement was an
nounced, but the marriage had not been
expected to tf-ke place for at least a
year. It waslrtually an elopement,
though the young woman's mother at
tended the ceremony.
Early last month Von Meter had an
engagement in St. Louis, and Miss Hay
den, chaperoned by her mother, went
there also. Cupid .became busy, and by
the time the young people were ready
to leave for Oakland, where Von Me
ter was to appear next, they had decid
ed to be wed on their arrival. They
quietly secured a license and went to
the nearest courtroom, where the knot
Mrs. Von Meter and Mrs. Hayden
came South today. The groom will
follow at the conclusion of his Oakland
EARL LOSES THAW GOLD
Order of English Divorce Court Ex
tinguishes Yarmouth's Rights.
LONDON, Oct. 12. By an order of the
divorce court issued this afternoon the
rights and interests of the Earl of Tar
mouth under the financial settlement
made prior to the Earl's marriage to
Miss Alice Cornelia Thaw in Pittsburg
on April 27. 1903, are extinguished. Ac
cording to the counsel the sum settled
upon the Earl at this time amounted to
This sum was settled upon Ms Thaw
for life. If she died before the Earl the
sum of $300,000 was to pass to him. The
settlement also gave the Karl an Income
of $50,000 a year from the day of the
wedding. The Earl made no opposition to
the court's order.
The marriage of the Earl of Yarmouth
and Miss Thaw was annulled in London
on February 5 last.
FORGIVES ACID THROWER
Wisconsin Man Asks Court Not to
Punish Old Friend.
KENOSHA. Wis., Oct. ' 12. -(Special.)
With a friendship like Damon and Pyth
ias, William Kellman, a well known Ger
man resident of Kenosha, stood In court
this morning and pleaded for the release
of Andrew Hertleln, who had been ar
rested on a charge of throwing a bottle
of muriatic acid Into the face of Kell
man. The man who pleaded for his as
sailant could not open either of his eyes
and his face was .one mass of great
burns, but he declared that he and Hert
leln had been friends for 25 years, and
that if Hertleln was sent to prison, he
would die from loneliness.
District Attorney Baker was so moved
by the friendship shown that he ordered
the charge dismissed. The evidence
against Hertleln was not contested and
he could have been sent to prison for
a term of ten years if Kellman had not
asked for his discharge.
AROUSE INTEREST IN THE CAMPAIGN
Less Apathy Found in
REPUBLICAN VICTORY ASSURED
Chairman Gives Out Interview
in New York.
NO DOUBT OF INDIANA
Illinois and Ohio Also Safe, Says
Taft Manager Governor Hnghes
Is Praised for His AVork
on the Stomp.
CLAIMS 308 FOR TAFT.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 12. (Spe
cial.) President Roosevelt believes
that Taft and Sherman will have
about. 80S electoral votes. Mr.
Roosevelt has been a good Judge ot
political events. He predicted that
Taft would have about 700 delegates
In the Chicago convention. He bad
The table of Taft states, accord
ing to the President's idea, is about
Massachusetts - J
South Dakota 1
Iowa .. ,
New York "9
New Jersey - H
Wyoming j 1
Total - 80
Tle -President" alo regards Colo .
rado' and Maryland as affording a
good chance to the Republicans, but
these states are not Included.
XEW TORK. Oct. 12. That there Is a
decided improvement in the outlook for
Republican success in the- Middle West
as compared with a month ago, was the
opinion expressed by Chairman Hitchcock
of the Republican National committee to
day. He had Just reached the headquar
ters after a week's stay in Chicago.
"The apathy " which was apparent In
the Middle West a month ago has disap
peared," said Mr. Hitchcock, "and re
ports from reliable sources leave no doubt
of Republican success in Ohio, Indiana,
and Illinois. Governor Hughes' speeches
are most beneficial."
Referring to Nevada, the chairman said
(Concluded on Page 4.)
Circular Issued by Minneapolis
Iieaders, Who Predict Strong
Campaign for Taft.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn.. Oct. IS. (Spe
cial.) Fifteen of the most prominent
union men in Minneapolis have signed a
circular letter or set of resolutions de
claring they take exception to methods
used by the Bryan element of the organi
zations and many believe the labor men
of the state will exercise their individual
will when voting and will cast their bal
lots for the Republican nominee.
"We believe," aaid one of the men to
day, "that there are thousands of labor
union men in the state who will vote for
Taft and the Republican ticket. Tho
campaign among union men from now
on will be a hot one. It will be a great
battle. The opposition has been claiming
great strength and through the papers
has tried to spread the idea that all la
boring men were joining Bryan clubs.
Such is not the case."
The circular is signed by John O'Don
nell, A. G. Bainbridge. Theo. Ramm, 8.
W. Moore, C. A. McBeth, D. H. McLeod,
D. W. Brenner, Robert Knox, John I
Ackay, William D. Allen. C. A. Ech,
George E. Maas, Thomas E. Lees and
J. Xj. Pruce.
JIU JITSU ROUTS BURGLAR
Little Japanese Disarms Hold-up
Man, Who Runs Away, Baffled.
A determined holdup man, with a
glittering nickel-plated revolver, fully
loaded, essayed to rob the Japanese
laundry office of M. Kobayashl, at 52
North First street, shortly after mid
night last night and was not only frus
trated and disarmed, but completely put
to rout by a little Japanese not half his
size, who surprised him with a dis
play of courage, agility and jlu Jltsu.
The robber left his gun behind and
the money of the establishment un
touched. The hero is a little Japanese
named G. Machida, about 35 years of
age and a friend of th eproprietor of
the laundry. The man entered' a side
door, however, and a struggle ensued.
Disregarding the leveled revolver,
Machida sprang at hi mand caught him
by the wrist. The robber trlrd his
best to wrench his weapon free from
the vise-like grip, but was unable to
do so. Then, with an unexpected twist
of his body, a hip movement and
lightning-like changes with his arms,
the robber was lifted into the air,
tossed on the floor and the revolver
wrung from his grasp.
Machida here accidently stumbled
and the robber made his escape.
SOCIALIST JJE IS NAILED
Story of Starving School Children
CHICAGO. Oct. 12. (Special.) The
Socialists received an awful wallop to
day when city officials and charitable
organizations began an investigation
of the charge that 15,000 school chil
dren are on the verge of starvation in
this city. This story has been seized
upon as a fine line of ammunition
wherewith to bombard the existing or
der of things. The investigation, how
ever, shows that in a great majority
of cases the children are hungry be
cause one or both of their parents are
The fathers, in most cases, are loaf
ers who work only long enough to get
drinking money, leaving their families
to shift for themselves while they
make Socialist speeches in saloons.
Instead of 15,000 cases, the investiga
tors cannot find one-eighth of that
PORTLANDER STOWS AWAY
Returns Penniless IYom Liverpool
After Trip as Sailor.
BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 12. (Special.)
Lester H. Lewis, of Portland, Or., was
a passenger on the steamer Sachem,
which reached port from Liverpool yes
terday. Lewis was listed as a stowaway
on the ship's papers. He was an Amer
ican citizen, however, and no objections
were made to his going ashore.
Lewis shipped before the mast to Eng
land. He endeavored to get work there,
but found nothing. Hungry and penniless
he finally wandered down upon the docks
at Liverpool and saw the steamer load
ing for Boston. He was given work to
do and carried to Boston. It is a long
walk from here to Portland, but Lewis
is going to break the journey by visiting
a brother in Patchogue, L. I.
KILLS MAN WITH FIST
Arizona Carpenter's Blow Breaks
Xeck of His Enemy.
TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 12. During a
quarrel in a saloon here this evening,
James Robinson, a carpenter killed
David Goodln, a teamster, by a blow
with his fist upon the jaw. Ooodin's
neck was broken.
Robinson gave himself up to the
police. He came here several months
ago from Car.anea, where he formerly
conducted a saloon.
SPANISH BALLOON RIPPED
Descends From Height of 6000
Feet, Occupants Uninjured.
MESTZENDORFF. Province of Sax
ony, Prussia. Oct. 12. While the Span
ish balloon Montana was passing over
this place this morning, at a height of
6000 feet, the envelope ripped open. The
balloon managed to land safely and the
occupants of the car were uninjured.
Stolen From Grand
Mother in Chicago.
IS SPIRITED AWAY TO JOLIET
Sequel to Divorce Suit Begun
by Her Father.
WILL INHERIT $200,000
Entire Tolice Force Seeks in Vain
for Little Margaret Mitchell.
Vncle in North Carolina
Left Her" Fortune.
CHICAGO. Oct. 12. (Special.) While
she was walking beside her grandmother
this afternoon. Margaret Frances Mitch
ell, 8 years old. heiress to J200.000, was
seized by kidnapers. They threw her
into an automobile and drove inadly
through the streets of the city and the
surrounding country towns for four hours
before they finally disappeared, taking
the child with them.
Robert H. Mitchell, father of the child,
an employe of the city law department,
Is convinced that his daughter was stolen
by persons hired by his wife, from whom
he separated three months ago. The en
tire police force of the city was thrown
Into the case, but at midnight had made
little progress with the mystery, beyond
a clew that the kidnapers probably had
taken an lnterurban electric car to Joliet.
The detectives also failed to find Mrs.
Mitchell, who has been followed from one
hotel to another during the last four
weeks in an effort to serve upon her
notice of the beginning of divorce pro
ceedings by her husband.
Since the separation from his wife. Mr.
Mitchell has made his home with his
mother, Mrs. J. P. Mitchell, OCO St. Law
rence avenue, and has been sending his
daughter to the St. Xavier convent school
at Forty -ninth street and Evans ; avenue.
Men who had seen the kidnaping as
sisted Mrs. Mitchell in going to the
Englewood police station.' only two blocks
away, end there she told hr story be
tween sobs of grief.
While the police at once began their
search for the automobile, the number
of which. 9480. had been caught by a
witness, they also made an inquiry into
the affairs of the Mitchell family, which .
supplied the motive for the kidnaping.
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature.
01. J degrees; minimum,
TODAY'S Rain, fresh southerly breeze.
Britain consents to conferenco on Turkish
affairs. Page 2.
Japanese masaacre party of friendly Cor
eans by mistake for insurgents Page 4.
Ferdinand enters Sofia as Czar of Bulgarta.
I'age 2. National.
Roosevelt writes to peace conference, say
ing armament beet guarantee of peace.
roll I Ira.
Roosevelt again refuses to go on stump.
Brvan attacks Hughes for vetoing 2-cent
fare bill and defending trusts. Page .
Minneapolis labor leaders denounce Bryan
methods to win labor rote Page 1.
Hitchcock declares Taft's prospects bright
In West; McKinley confident, uf Repub
lican congress. Page 1.
Beverldge predicts Democratic dissension on
trust issue If Bryan is elected. Page 3.
Heroic New York policeman fights maniac
on top of bridge tower. Page 1.
Italian royal family reruses to dny Abruzzt'a
engagement., mougu jiKina aeniti i.
Daughter of St. Louis millionaire marries
actor at Oakland. Page 1.
Detroit wins third game In world's cham
pionship series with Chicago. Page 1.
WUld auto race starts run on La Grand
bank; casnier Is nervous wreck. Page 7.
Normal school board falls to agree and issus
Is thrown into Legislature once mora
Fire at Wallula does $30,000 damage. Page 6,
Washington Republicans already planning
on organisation of Legllature. Page tf.
Fire destroys great milt at Blaine. Wash.,
a nd threatens several others. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Remnant of Northwestern wheat crop
firmly held. Page 17.
Slump in wheat prices at Chicago. Page 17
Stock prices recover with subsidence of
war scare. Page 17.
Heavy weather sets In along the coast and
steamhlps hereafter will be more or
less behind time. Page 16.
Portland and Vicinity.
Hlsgen declares old parties are ruled by
machine politics and predatory wealth.
Dr. Barrows attacks penal conditions In
Oregon. Page 12.
Street Railway Company to expend targe
amount in Portland. Page ltt.
Mayor instructs City Attorney to oust lum
ber company from streets. Page 10.
Defense will begin refutal of state's evi
dence against Martin today. Page 11.
prosecution of Curry County land-fraud
trials to begin. Page 11.
Judge Gantenbein holds Sunday closing law
unconstitutional. Page 1 1.
c a D Puter aids Government in effort
to recover lands fraudulently acquired,
Councilman Cellar, will defend hi. new
aloon law. Page 10.
Judge R A. Balllnger says Indiana 1. only
doubtful Eastern state. Page 18.
Thompson rally will be held t Armory
tonight. Page 18
City Engineer recent, attitude of Mayor
Lane. Page !
County assesm-nt roll I. 7 per cent greater
than lt " '
Chinese Free Mason, begin Harvest Fe.tl-
val. Page 5.
r Ft Butler .peak, to Republican, at Sun
' nyslde- Page 12-