Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, November 12, 1908, Image 1

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VOL. XLYIII. XO. 14,96a. - 1 uullja-'"' - . . .
"400" DIES.
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Parties Reverse Posi
tions on Tariff.
Southern Product Causes
Strange Situation.
Aril for Increase, !Cot Decrease, at
House Committee Hearing Some
Paints Alleged to Be Con
trolled by Monopoly.
-WASHINGTON. Nor. 11. The Demo
cratic members of the House ways and
'means committee favoring an Increase
In the rate of duty, and the Republican
members assuming; an attitude against
a protective rate on barytes, an article
listed In schedule A of the tariff, was
the unusual situation which developed
at today's hearing before the committee.
Ex-Representative M. E. Rhoades. A. G.
Nelson. 8. M. Evans, of North, Carolina,
and Charles J. Staples, of Buffalo, spoke
In favor of Increasing the duty on crude
barytes. and when Mr. Evans took up
the argument, speaking of the barytes
deposits In North Carolina. Alabama.
Georgia and Tennessee, the members of
the ways and means committee became
Republicans for Reduction.
Representative Pou. of North Carolina,
a Democrat, told Mr. Evans that. If he
rould show that the mining of barytes
was made profitable because of the pre
vailing tariff, he would have the support
Df the minority members from the com
mittee In the recommendation for an In
crease In the duties. Despite the asser
tion by Mr. Rhoades that Missouri was
carried in the last election for Taft be
cause of the belief that a higher pro
tective tariff would be enacted, the Re
publican members of the- committee, led
ny Chairman Payne and Representatives
I-nngwurth and BoutelU apparently de
Hred to bring out the fact that no
Higher duty was necessary on barytes.
The hearing on the proposed revision
is affecting the schedule on rhemicals.
oils nd paints was completed at 9
o'clock and tomorrow the hearing on
schedule H of the tariff, covering spirits,
wines and' other beverages, will be be
gun. The arguments presented today
were In the main technical and In favor
of the retention of the present rates of
Monopoly In Some Faints.
There were Indications of conflicting
vtewa regarding the present duties on
paints and colors. It being stated by
.-me that certain of these articles are
In the hands of a monopoly and that the
tariff on these articles should be reduced.
On the other hand. E, If. Dyer, of St.
Louis, representing the Paint Manufac
turers' Association of the I'nited Slates,
stated yesterday that the 0 or more
paint manufacturers belonging to that
association believed that the duties now
levied are not too high considering the
high price of labor and material.
Manufacturers Interested In the coal
tar products and dyes and colors were
first to be heard by tha committee to
day. Asks Increase of Duty.
Frank Schrellkopf and Isaac F. Stone,
of Buffalo, asked for an Increase of 10
per cent over the present ad valorem J
per cent rate on colors and dyes. They
also advocated the putting on the free
list of certain raw materials used by
them, on which there Is now a duty of
50 per cent. They maintained that this
duty and the higher cost of labor had
rendered It Impossible to compete with
the German, product. Representative
Alexander, of New Tork. supported their
Speaking, aa he said, for a majority
of the dry color" manufacturers of the
country. Arthur Somers, of Brooklyn,
N. T.. said:
"The less the committee does with the
dry color schedule, the better pleased
we will be. The conditions today are
practically the same aa those which pre
vailed when the Dlngley tariff was
Shoe Manufacturers Will Demand
Hearing Beofre Commission.
NEW TORK. Nov. 11. Believing that
the recent call for hearings on tariff
revision now going on at Washington,
does not mention hides. Interests rep
resented by the National Shoe Manufac
turers' Association and Importers of
hides and leather have Joined forces
with the intention of demanding a
hearing before the ways and means
committee of the House of Representa
tives. These interests further assert
that the removal of the duty on hides
has been a live Issue for a long time
and that they are being discriminated
against through Western meat packers.
Several conferences have Just been held
here and In Boston with the result that
a committer will be sent to Washing
ton ' to appear before the committee.
Data has been prepared which will be
furnished the committee showing that
shoe dealers and makers are compelled
to pay -a high prica for the finished
Hotelkeepers Look Cpon Custom
as Time-Honored One Which
Cannot Be Eliminated.
NEW TORK. Nov. 11. A dispatch from
Rome to the Times says that tips" en
gaged the attention of the Hotelkeepers'
Congress, which has Just closed its ses
sions there and that the Congress ap
proved of a suggestion looking to the
partial regulation of such gratuities. Herr
Hoyer. of Cologne, president of the Inter
national Association of Hotelkeepers, de
scribed the numerous vain efforts made
In Germany to end the practice of "tip
ping." and added:
"A tip Is one of the time-honored
customs which has taken a hold of pub
lic life. It can't be eliminated, but let
us try to regulate It."
Acting upon Heir Hover's suggestion,
the Congress rolled that when a traveler
desrea so. a hotelkeeper shall distribute
"tips" which shall be charged up In the
bill at the rate of six per cent on
amounts up to 110 and 10 per cent on
large amounts.
Desperado Puts Constable's Gun In
Mouth anfi Is Killed.
. DILLON. Mont.. Nov. 11. (Special.)
Tony Innes. one of the bad men of
this section, was killed at Lima yes
terday afternoon about 4 o'clock, while
resisting arrest. W. H. Boul. the con
stable at Lima, did the shooting, and
Is now in Jail In this city.
Complaint had been made to Boul
regarding Innes. who had gone to Lima
from Dillon, where he had been run
out of town several times. The officer
notified Innes 'that he would be arrest
ed If he did not leave town. Innes
defied the officer, who later decided
to arrest him on the spot. Innes
threatened to fight and Boul drew his
gun. Innes approached and said:
"I am not afraid of you. you rube,
nor of your gun." and with that
grabbed the gun and stuck the muzzle
of it In his mouth, denting It with his
teeth. This act of bravado of Innes
was followed by his slapping the gun
about In Boui's hands. He then tried
to wrest the gun away and the weapon
went off or was discharged by BouL
Innes was almost instantly killed.
Boul Is well known in Lima and here
and la a prominent Republican in the
Lima district.
Comfort in Adverse Decision on To
bacco Trust Case.
NEW TORK. Nov. 11. James B. Duke,
president of the American Tobacco Com
pany, issued a letter today to the-stockholders
and bondholders, calling attention
to the recent decision of the United
States Circuit Court that the company
was a combination In restraint of trade.
Mr. Duke announces that the business
of the company will proceed as usual,
pending an appeal to the Supreme Court.
t. 4. -rarifvlnv. he declares, that the
court found that "our methods and suc-
ceea have not Injured the consumers ot
inhn hare greatly benefited the pro
ducers of leaf tobacco by giving a larger
market and higher prices, ana inai e
have not resorted to unfair or oppressive
Victim of Blackmailers Commits Su
icide Through Dread.
CHICAGO. Nov. lL T. J. Stein, the
supposed victim of blackmailers, who
were arrested yesterday, committed
suicide today In a room at a prominent
South Side hotel. The deceased was 25
years of age and a son of David A.
Stein, of the wholesale clothing firm of
Ederheimeler. Stein & Co.
The men arrested in the alleged
blackmailing plot were Charles Ger
baum. Jacob Marooney and Joseph
Rankin. Their plan, according to 11a
rooney's story to the police, was to
"gather information" about young
Stein and then" to demand 50.000 of
the young man's father on pain of
having scandalous stories spread.
Young Stein's suicide came aa an un
expected and tragic sequel .to the ar
rests. He is said to have been pro
foundly depressed by the attempt to
extort money from his father.
Prisoner Riddles Testimony and
Wins Over Jury.
WALLA WALLA. Wash.. Nov. 11.
(Special.) Charged in the Superior
Court with larceny from the person.
James McQuade pleaded his own case
before Judge T. H. Brents and a Jury
here today, riddling the testimony cf the
state and holding up to ridicule the wit
ness In the case.
When the Jury went out. McQuade
confidently asserted that they would re
turn a verdict of acquittal, which was
done after deliberating for more than two
hours. McQuade was charged with hav
ing taken money from the pockets of A.
J. Wallace In one of the city streetcars
here during Fair week.
Home of South Dakota Divorce Busi
ness Favors 'eir Law.
SIOUX FALLS, a D.. Nov. 11. Con
trary to evfry expectation, the voters
of Minnehaha County last week re
turned a majority of 74" for the new
law which will cripple the South Da
kota divorce industry centered in this
county. The official count waa made
Presentiment Leads to
Horrible Discovery.
Remains Found Buried in
Premonition Leads Young Woman
to Exact Spot Bet ford Farm
Believed Scene of Many
Other Murders.
MARENGO. I1L, Is believed to be
the location of another farm des
tined to gain as much grewsome
notoriety as the Gunness place at
La Porte. Ind. With the discovery
of the body of a man buried in the
Betford poultry yard evidence comes
to light of other men and women
who visited the) place) and who have
never since been seen alive. A force
of men was put to work today dig
ging up every suspicious looking spot
on the Betford farm, and It is the
belief of the authorities that many
bodies of murdered persons will be
exhumed. Betford has been tr
rested In Nebraska.
MARENGO, 111., Nov. 1L (Special.)
Haunted night and day by a presentiment
that her brother had been brutally mur
dered and-then buried a fear that robbed
her of sleep for two weeks, and during
her waking hours drove her to the verge
of Insanity, Arvllha. Hoganson, thels-year-old
sister of Oscar Hoganson, took a
shovel and frantically threw up the earth
In a spot where her premonition had taken
her and Anally, .exhausted, drove the blade
Into the body of her brother. . .
The girl made her grewsome discovery
in the poultry yard on the John Betford
farm. Which adjoins the Hoganson place.
Hoganson disappeared two weeks ago.
His sister immediately began making In
quiries regarding his whereabouts, but no
trace of him could be found. Then It was
a strange foreboding took possession of
her. Night and day the vision of tier
brother lying cold in death beneath the
earth haunted her.
Makes Horrible Discovery.
After three days of anxiety and fruit
less worry, the girl's unaccountable
presentiment took tangible shape and
with a garden spade she hurried to the
Betford chicken yard. Alone, and
working with feverish haste, the girl
dug into the soft earth. Three feet
below the surface the sharp blade
struck into the brother's body and the
girl, screaming with terror, dropped
unconscious beside the grave. Here
the neighbors found her. Officers were
,rv.,iM,i:u1 nn Pare B.l J
Mrs. Josef Osborn, Noted as Fash-
ronable Dressmaker, Was Grand
daughter Revolutionary Hero.
NEW YORK, Nov. 11. Mrs. Josef
Nilsen Osborn, once prominent In New
Tork society, but more widely known
as the modiste of the fashionable wo
men of New York's "400," died today.
Before her marriage Mrs. Osborn
was Miss Josefa Nielsen, a grand
daughter of Colonel James Nielsen, of
Revolutionary fame. She married
Robert Osborn, a prominent New
Yorker, and for some years was count
ed among the social leaders. After
her divorce 'from Mr. Osborn she
opened a dressmaking establishment
and thla, through ,the designing of
gowns for a number of well-known
stage favorites, led her Into a theatri
cal venture of her own.
With the financial assistance of Miss
Norma Munro, daughter of the late
George Munro, the publisher, she
opened the Berkeley , Theater, which
was renamed Mrs. Osborn's Playhouse.
It was her idea to maintain a fash
ionable theater, where one-act plays
alone would be given, the evening's en
tertainment not beginning until 9
o'clock, in order to give the theater's
prospective society patrons time to dine
leisurely. The venture proved disastrous,
St. Louis Official Sent to Prison for
Perpetrating Fraud. .
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 1L Thomas McGrath,
who waa an election official In the Sec
ond precinct of the Third ward at the
August primaries, was convicted late
this afternoon of having made false re
turns and was sentenced to four years in
the penitentiary.
Evidence was Introduced to show that
W. S. Cowherd, candidate for nomination
for Governor on the Democratic ticket,
was given 189 votes in the official returns,
while his opponents were given none.
Witnesses then testified that they had
voted for candidates other than Cow
herd. Similar evidence was introduced fn
regard to the other candidates.
Gets In Way of Descending Ax and
... I Badly Hurt- ... . .
VANCOUVER, Wash., Nov. 11. tSpe
clal.) The Uttle son of Al. Gerber, liv
ing near Yacolt, chopped his 3-year-old
elster's Jaw nearly oft with an ax to
day.' The boy waa cutting kindling and
it Is thought the little girl got in the
way of the descending tool. She was
brought here and 11 stlches were taken
in her chin. While the Injury will not
prove fatal, she Is disfigured for life.
Thermometer Below Zero In Wyo
ming and Yellowstone Park.
ST. PAUL, Nov. 11. The first sub
aero temperature of the season was
shown on the weather map today when
Lander, Wyo., reported a minimum of
S degrees below and Yellowstone Park,
which Is also at a high elevation. be
low. . '
Reichstag Votes Not to
Rebuke Kaiser.
Does Not Tell Emperor Consti
tutional Duties.'
Chancellor Has Not Pledged Sover
eign Not to Offend Again An
other Outburst May Involve
Empire in War.
BERLIN. Nov. 11. An exciting debate
In the Reichstag was concluded this
evening with the rejection by a major
ity of a proposition to send an address
to the Emperor, calling attention to the
danger ot His Majesty's personal inter
vention in foreign politics.
The discussion brought forth expres
sions from the representatives of most of
the parties. The displeasure of the
House was concentrated principally upon
Chancellor von Buelow. Members of sev
eral of the groups refused to accept the
Chancellor's explanation with regard to
the Emperor's Interview In the London
Dally Telegraph aa satisfactory or as
offering guarantees for the future, but
when the proposition of addressing the
Emperor formally on the subject was
put to the house, the government ma
jority did not hesitate in voting against
Chancellor Listens Calmly.
The Chancellor listened virtually un
moved throughout the afternoon to per
sonal attacks upon him, leaving the
House for only a short time to attend
the sitting of the Prussian Cabinet.' It
was generally expected that he would
speak again today, but he refrained from
doing so.
Baron von Klderlin Waehter -defense
of the Foreign Office, which was so close
ly identified with the "Interview," was
received with loudly-expressed derision
by the Socialists.
It waa said today that the Emperor
was receiving a full stenographic report
of the proceedings at Donaueschingen.
where he is the guest of Prince von
Could Not Tell Kaiser Duties.
Baron Gamp. Conservative, said he
thought the anger and bitterness
shown yesterday by Herr Lleberrhan
von Schoenenberg, the Agrarian and
anti-Semite, was no way to treat such
a sorrowful , subject. It was tragic,
he said, that a sovereign with so many
admirable qualities, should find him
self in such a plight. His Majesty's
trouble ought rather to be ascribed to
his responsible advisers, who, since
the time of Bismarck, never have been
able to tell His Majesty plainly his
constitutional duties. Caprlvi was a
Bank Loses Business Because Bank
ers' Wives Hold Aloof at
Social Functions. ,
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 11. (Spe
cial.) The result of a financial . war
within the directorate of the National
Bank of Commerce is that the Ridgelys
will retire from the active management
of that Institution shortly, after January
L This la not because the bank has not
prospered under the management of Will
iam B. Rldgely, who was Controller of
the Currency. It has prospered.
But the financial struggle, made fiercer
by a social war In which Mrs, W. B.
Rldgely and Mrs. Edward Rldgely played
an Important part, has been waging
since the week of the Ridgelys" stay In
Kansas City, and the Ridgelys have been
defeated. t
It Is said that, as a result of the social
war, the bank has lost some business
among the Kansas City merchants and
capitalists, who say that their wives were
snubbed by the two Mrs. Ridgelys. They
say that at each of the social functions
which have been attended by the wives
of Eastern financiers they have held
aloof from the . major portion of the
guests and have shown' no tendency to
American Representatives Arrange
. Agreement With Japan.
NEW YORK, Nov. 11. The Herald
gives prominence to a dispatch from
Tokio that a report is prevalent in
high financial circles close to the.Kat
sura ministry that Secretary Root and
Baron Takahira are negotiating a new
rmtv htwMn . the United States and
Japan, the chief terms of which are that
the high contracting parties snaa re
spect the Integrity and independence of
the Chinese empire; shall preserve the
"open door" and shall agree that in de
fault of a special arrangement the
passage of laborers of either nation
ality from one territory to the
other shall be Interdicted, after it has
been recognized in the treaty that the
presence of large numbers of laborers
of each nation within the territory of
the other la calculated to impair the
friendly relations between the two
states. The dispatch adds that official
circles do not confirm the report but
that it has atimulated the stock mar
Clarkson-Maloney Nuptials Post
poned for Indefinite Period. ".
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 11. Announce
ment that Helen Malo'ney has put aside
all Idea of matrimony for the present
at least came last night following the
publication of an advertisement which
simply said that there would be no
marriage between her and Samuel
Clarkson. It Is said by relatives here
that the abandonment of the proposed
marriage was on account of the pro
ceedings which Marquis Maloney has
lrstltuted to have the Roman Catholic
Church sanction the annulment of the
marriage with Osborne. " .
It was pointed out that if Miss Ma
loney should become a wife, while the
case is In the hands of the ecclesiasti
cal authorities at Rome, it would be
sure to prejudice her case. Some days
ago an advertisement similar to that
printed today was published in a Lon
don paper.
Circulates Plausible Explanation of
Supposed Slight by, America.
PEKIN, Nov. 11. In order to satisfy
the pride of the" Chinese people, the offi
cial newspaper controlled by Grand Coun
cillor Yuan Shi Kai, explains the fact
that -only half the American battleship
fleet that is to say, eight vessels vis
ited Amoy aa the guests of the Chinese
Government, by declaring that the fleet
was dispersed by a storm on Its way to
the Chinese coast and that the fate of
the other eight vessels is unknown. The
Foreign Board accepts this statement
with complacency. The American Lega
tion was not consulted prior to Its publi
Dismisses Troops at Negro's Trial
and Is Cheered.
SPARTANBURG. S. C, Nov. 11. John
t t-w a neerro. was convicted today
of having attacked Miss Leila Dempsey,
and was sentenced to serve su years in
the penitentiary. When court con
vened two companies of militia were
on duty In the Courthouse.
Judge Schumpert dismissed the
troops and made an appeal to the
people to aid him In preserving order
and enforcing the law. The Judge was
cheered. . -
Antl-Saloonlsfs New Name for
"Uncle Joe."
DES MOINES. 'la.. Nov. 11. At the
conferencee of the Anti-Saloon League
superintendents here today. General
Superintendent Baker, of Washington,
referred to Speaker Cannon as "that
old brass Cannon now holdllng down
the Speaker's chair."
Believing that -too much humor and
lack of dignity on the part of the
league speakers Is an . obstacle -to the
work, a movement was started today
urging all speakers to be very digni
fied when speaking against the saloon.
Falls From Window in
: Lofty Building.
Believed to Have Stumbled in
Lowering Sash.
Promising Career at Bar of Great
Editor's Son Suddenly Cut
Short All Suggestions
Suicide Precluded.
KEW.TORK, Nov. 11. Harvey W. Wat
terson, a lawyer and younger son of
Henry Watterson, editor of the Louis
ville Courier-Journal, plunged to his
death from the 19th floor of his office
building at 37 Wall street late this af
ternoon. His body shot downward from
a height of 110 feet and landed on the
roof of a 10-story building adjoining. Al
most every bone was broken and the
head waa crushed.
While there were no witnesses to the
tragedy, evidently it was entirely acci
dental. Mr. Watterson's hat and coat
were on his closed desk. Presumably he
had attempted to lower the window and.
either stumbling over the radiator,
which was in front of the low sill, or
losing his footing In some other manner,
pitched forward and down to death on
the roof of the building below.
Mr. Watterson was 30 years old and
married. He was Junior member of the
law firm of Wing, Russell & Watterson.
No Witnesses of Fall.
After. having discussed business mat
ters with a clerk, shortly before i o'clock,
Mr. Watterson remarked that he was
going home, and passed from the library
through the room of F. R. Bagg. the
managing clerk, into his own private of
fice, the door of which closed and locked
automatically as he 'entered. . Mr. Bagg
was the last person to see the young
lawyer alive.
'A few minutes later the superintend
ent of the building rushed In and in
formed Thomas Wing, senior member
of the firm, that he believed Mr. Wat
terson had fallen from the window. He
looked down from the window and the
mangled form was seen, lying on the
roof below.
.The body was removed to the Watter
son home, after the Coroner had declared
that death was due entirely to accident.
A peculiar feature of the case was
that Mr. Watterson's watch and cigar
ette case in one pocket and a pipe In
another pocket were not damaged by
(Continued on Page 5.)
The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 53.8
degrees; minimum, 34.8 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; winds mostly easterly.
Portland Bad VfcHnltr.
Enemies seek to depose George H Th"m"
as Democratic county chairman. Page
12. .
Warrants Isssued for 47 doctors and M
dentists for failure ,to par occupation
tax. Fasfe 10.
Testimony all In and La Rose murder trial
will reach Jury by tomorrow. Page 11.
Convicted Los Angeles land-fraud operators
lose motion tor arrested Judgment.
Flrst"'etltlons for election of Republican
Senator will be circulated tonight. Page
Council refuses to extend Southern
franchise on Fourth street. Page ltt.
Board of Education warn, agents to keep
away from city schools. Page 10.
Hotelkeepers propose percentage system of.
tips. Page 1. ,
Reichstag continues to denounce KUr. but
votes down address of protest. Pag. 1.
Sardou burled amid public mourning In
France. Page 3.
Sea captain says he discovered grave of
Andre In Labrador. ,Page 3.
Novel sun-rage law proposed In Hungary.
Page 3.
Democrats propose Increase of duty, Re
publicans oppose it. Page 1. f
Woodruff blocks Roofs way to New York
Senatorshlp. Page 1.
Eleven killed In train wreck in Louisiana,
nine in Wyoming. Page 3.
Woman wins and loses millions In stock
speculation. Page 3.
Wiley denounces exaggeration In advertis
ing. Page ft.
Henry Watterson's son killed by fall from
window of high building In New York.
Page 1.
Tennessee factions adopt contrary versions
of carmack killing. Page 2.
More evidence of Father Young's peculiar
life. Page 2.
Glrl-s premonition leads to discovery of
Wholesale murders at Marengo. III.
Page ?
Rldgelvs must leave Kansas City banks Be
cause wives won't mix. Page 1.
Mrs. Reed believed to be woman who stola
bonds In Chicago. Page 5.
Threatened secession from National Base-.
ball Association. Page 7.
Hill MiUtarr beats Portland Academy at
football. 22 to 0. Page 7 .
. Commercial and Marine.
Klaber buys big Rose hop crop. Pags 17.
New high record prices . In Chicago wheat
market. Page 17.
Furious speculation In stock market is
checked. Page 17.
November grain shipment, fall below the
mark Three cargoes out this month.
Page 16 PaHflc Coast.
Demonstration train completes trip through
Willamette Valley. Page 6.
prtees awarded at Albany Appl. Fair.
w,f,!Val!a valley farmers plan electria
line to Paaco. Page
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