Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, November 13, 1908, Image 1

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VOI XLVIII XO. 14,964.
Liquor Sales Not Hurt
by Prohibition.
Facts Come Out During Tariff
Morgan and Boutell Indulge in
Whisky Persiflage Jolin Sharp
Williams Says Three Drinks
Dull Critical Tastes.
WASHINGTON". Nov. 12. The wave
of prohibition which has spread over
the country apparently has had little
effect on the consumption of alcoholic
liquors and spirituous drinks, accord
ing; to evidence brought out at today's
hearing on the proposed tariff revision
before tne House committee on ways
and means. It was apparent, too, that
the liquor Interests are. on the whole,
well satisfied with the present tariff
on spirits, wines and other beverages
aa the winegrowers and Importers were
practically the only Interests represent
ed at today's hearing.
Doesn't Vse Whisky.
The morning session was enlivened
by a sharp but good-natured colloquy
between Percy T. Morgan, representing;
the wlnLgrowers Interests of Califor
nia, and Representative Boutell, of
Illinois. Mr. Morgan was telling the
committee why the regulations of the
Dlngley tariff covering the importa
tions of still wines should also extend
to these wines Imported from other
countries with which the United States
has reciprocity treaties. Addressing
Mr. Boutell. Mr. Morgan said:
"My contention Is that wines can be
Imported under the present reciprocity
arrangements up to 24 per cent, which
Is 4S proof, while the mfclnhs jvm your
self drink Is only S3 proof."
"The whisky I drink Is not any
proof." was Mr. Uoutell's quick re
Joinder. You may take some occasionally for
medicinal purposes." said Mr. Morgan.
"I never take any." replied Mr.
Mr. Morgan maintained that' under
the present reciprocity treaties with
the prlnrlpal producing countries alco
hol alluted with wine could be Im
ported Instead of wine diluted with
American Wines Most Cosily.
In any revision of the tariff on wlncs.
there should be established a difference
betaeen wines containing only alcohol
produced by natural fermentation and
those which have been fortified by the
addition of distilled spirits." he said,
"so that the condition may not continue
to be presented of tlie possibility of im
porting alcohol Into the United States at
a less rate of dnty than Is exacted on
domestic spirits by the revenue laws, or
of such a handicap being placed on tSe
domestic wine producer, as the possibility
of Importing a wine of such alcoholic
strength, that after arrival In the Unit
ed States the addition of water may
affect the cutting in half of the establish
ed Import duty."
W. E. Hlldreth. of New York, a cham
pagne expert, declared that the cost of
making American wlnea was much great
er than was that of producing French
wines and champagnes. He waa telling
the commttt.-. that Americana only pay
for the French labels, when Champ Clark
'There are not 10w men In the United
States who, after they have had three
drinks, can tell what they are drinking."
Tobacco Comes Next.
L. J. Vance, of New fork, secretary of
tle American Winegrowers' Association,
declared that the reciprocity treaties gave
the Importers of foreign champagne a
reduction of per case In the duty and
tl;at th importers used the dollars
thus saved for the purpose of advertising
and keeping a trade which the American
wlnemakers possibly could get If they had
a simitar amount to spend for that pur
pose. He- also asked for an Increase of the
duties on mineral waters to meet the
Mgh tariffs of foreign countries. He de
clared that KYam-e practically prohibits
the Importation of American waters.
At the afternoon session. C. H. King
and John H. Wheeler, of New York,
argued for a decrease In the duties on
ale. porter and beer and declared that as
a result Imported ale and stout would be
clieaper to the consumer. Saying that
Irish gtnge- ale could not possibly be sold
cheaper than the domestic article even
If put on the free list. Mr. Klr.g asked
for a reduction In the tariff on that bever
age. Tomorrow the committee will take up
the schedule on tobacco with the manu
facturers. Captors Think Besemer Insane.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Nov. 12. Leo Bese
mer. the alleged blackmailer, who cap
tured and tied to a tree the wealthy
loager. E. P. English, and held him for
ransom, was taken to Mount Ver
non this morning for trial. The arrest
ing officers believe that Bexuier Is
Man's Birthday ' ISth; Lawyer's,
Too Judge's Name 13 Letters.
Who Will Hoodoo Do?
SEATTLE. ' Wash.. -Nov. 1!. (Spe
cial.) R. Albright Is suing bis former
employers, to recover on his time check
which he claims was not paid. The
check No. IS., and it calls for 113.
Albright's birthday la on the 13th day
of the month. So Is that of his lawyer
F. A. Gilman. and to cap It all the
case Is set for trial tomorrow. Friday,
thee 13th of November. pefore Justice
'of the Peace John K. Carroll, and if
you want to count them there are
Just 13 letters In the .words Judge
Albright worked for the Western
Washington Fair Association and
earned 113 before ho quit He was
given time check No. 13, and claims
that the association refused to pay It.
He placed the case in the hands of
Gilman. When Gilman found the case
had been set for tomorrow he waa
"I don't know about this." he said
"I was born on the 13th of the month
and so was 'my client. We are suing
for $13. on time check No. 13, And the
case is to be tried on Friday, the 13th.
This does not look good to me."
However, he will try the case In
spite of the ill-omen- No matter how
Judge Carroll decides the cane' he Is
sure to visit bad luck on one party or
thee other.
Drastic Action Follows Sensational
Encounter With Witness.
NEW YORK. Nov. 12. An exciting
and Interesting court scene followed the
arraignment of William Pesky, Frank
Marquette and Minnie Marquette to
day in connection with a fur robbery
In this city some time ago.
When the prisoners were arraigned,
Samuel J. Hahn Identified Pesky as a
man whom he had seen In his store
In Boeton.
At this the prisoner sprang toward
"You're a . liar." shouted Pesky.
"You are all trying to Job me."
Two court officers threw themselves
on the prisoner, but he fought like a
maniac to reach Hahn. Tables were
overturned and the whole courtroom
was In a turmolL Finally Pesky was
overpowered. Mrs. MaTquette added
to the excitement by screaming until
she waa carried from the courtroom
and placed In a cell. Pesky was tied
hand and foot and left sitting on the
floor when the court continued busi
ness. The case was finally adjourned
till Monday, the prisoners being held
n heavy bail.
Kedskln Who Killed Squaw Has
Death Sentence Commuted.'
RENO. Nev.. Nov. It. The State
Board of Pardons In special session at
Carson this afternoon, commuted the
sentence of Buckaroo Jack. Indian, to
life Imprisonment. The Indian was
sentenced, to hang at the State Prison
tomorrow morning, He was convicted
of killing his wife whom he accused
of infidelity, and twice sentenced to be
hanged, an appeal to the Supreme
Court saving him from death once
Sentence was commuted on the
ground that the Indian acted in ac
cordance with Indian laws, which Jus
tifies killing of the squaws when
guilty of Infidelity..
Northern Pacific Orders 93 Passen
ger Cars for Northwest.
BUTTS, Mont.', Nov. li-That the
Northern Pacific expects the travel Into
the Northwest next year to exceed that
of any previous year Is Indicated by the
statement of President Elliott today that
the company has ordered 93 new pas
senger coaches, which will be placed In
the trans-continental service next year.
An Increase In the service throughout the
Northwest will be made.
Secretary Says Ambition for Senat-
orslilp All Kumor.
BOSTON. Nov. 13. In an . interview
published in an afternoon paper. Secre
tary of State Hoot said to day that he
was not a candidate for the'Unlted States
Senate. He said:
"I am not a candidate for the Senate.
There haa been a lot of talk about that,
but it is all rumor."
Mr. Root came to Boston to 'attend the
funeral of his cousin. Colonel E. L.
Duke of Luxemburg Dying.
TREVIS. Prussia. Nov. 13. Grand
Puke William Alexander of Luxembourg
today Is sinking rapidly, and the Cham
bers have decided to request his wife, the
Grand Duchess, permanently to accept
the regency which she took over tempo
rarily last April. Trie Grand Duke Is
completely paralysed on one side, his
power of soeech Is gone and he is men
tally Incapable. He has been 111 for
several years. The Grand Duchess was
an Infante of Portugal. Marie Anna, a
daughter of the late Dora Miguel. She
haa been described as an extremely bril
liant and handsome woman. The heiress
to the throne is Princess Marie, her eld
est daughter, who was born In ISSi.
Sherman Joins Taft in
Virginia Hills.
Discussion of Yearning for
Senatorship Likely.-
West Virginia Senator Wants He
Tislon at Coming Session Bur-
kett Will Push Postal
Savings Bank Bill.
HOT SPRINGS, Va., Nov. 12. Presi
dent-elect W. H. Taft was Joined here
today by Vice-President-elect Sherman,
who said he had come to xhe Virginia
mountains to rest and play for a week.
He met Mr. Taft on the veranda of the
Homestead Hotel and the two ex
changed cordial greetings. He was
accompanied by William I Ward, Re
publican National committeeman from
New York, and by his son and daugh
"Come up to the cottage and see me
any time." said Mr. Taft, after the two
had chatted a while.
"I will do it and be glad to," re
sponded Mr. Sherman.
But the Vice-President-elect occu
pied the day In a game of golf, and the
call was not made today. While no
definite engagement has been made tor
a game on the links between the two
men who head the next administration,
each has expressed a desire to play the
other, and the interesting event may
take place-tomorrow.
Burton May Talk of Senatorship.
Speaking seriously, Mr. Sherman said
no matters of state had brought him
here. He was taking a week's rest
and came at the suggestion of Mr.
Ward. The son and daughter of the
Vlce-PrPsldentaccompanied him.
"""Representative Theodore E. Burton,
of Ohio, arrived last night and will
remain here ten days. While the can
didacy of Burton for the Senatorship
to succeed Mr. Foraker has been
understood for some time, Mr. Burton
also let It be understood during the
recent camralgn that he would make
no effort in that direction until after
the election. In his conference with
the President-elect, the matter doubt
less will be thoroughly discussed. He
expressed the opinion that a river and
harbor bill would be passed 'this Win
'Burkett for Postal Banks.
Senator Burkett, of Nebraska, spent
the day here. He came to discuss com
ing legislation. Mr. Burkett said he
found Mr. Taft In favor of pushing the
postal' savings bank bill at the next
session of Congress. He laid before the
President-elect a .plan for legislation
authorizing the issuance of bonds to
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Secures Child end 1T5 With Aid
of Police, but Spouse Refuses
to Return to Portland.
CEDAR RAPIDS, la., Nov. .-(Special.)
Charles Brennan, of- Portland, ar
rived here this morning In search of his
wife, who deserted him some weeks' ago,
appropriating $175 of his money and their
little daughter. With the aid of detec
tives Mrs. Brennan was found among
friends, and after a very stormy inter
view she agreed - to give up - both the
money and the child. Brennan will leave
for his home tonight.
Mrs. Brennan was formerly the wife of
William Breen, of this city, who died in
Panama while working on the canal. She
married Brennan about two years ago,
and everything was lovely until recent
ly domestic trouble comlncr to a climax,
she suddenly disappeared. Vier husband
traced her through several cities to her
former home. She refused to see him
until the police threatened her with ar
rest. Brennan was very much disap
pointed, as he had hoped she would be
come reconciled and return home with
Not In Palaces, but Among Ham
mers and Whistles.
BERKELEY, Kov. 12. "Wealth does
not mean happiness," declared Charles
M. Schwab, ex-presldent of the United
States Steel Corporation, In a lecture be
fore the students of the University of
California this afternoon. During the
address he defended the principle of the
trust and said It had come to stay.
"I have occupied palatial residences
In New York and Boston," said Mr.
Schwab, "and thought at the time that
I was enjoying myself, but I know now
only the clang of the steam hammers and
the blowing of factory whistles mean
real happiness.
"I believe in high wages, but I de
mand hard work In return. The United
States Steel Corporation always paid
Its men high wages. This la possible
only with a corporation of the form of
the organizations which you call trusts.
The trust has come to stay. It means
high wages, economic lack of waste and
is, hence. Industrially solid." ,
Failure , and Suicide tit President
" Followed by Examiner's Death.
CARROLL, Iowa, Nov. 12. A second
tragedy in the affairs of the First Na
tional-Bank of Carroll, which failed some
time ago and whose president, W. L.
Culbertson, shot himself recently, oc
curred here today in the death of the
National examiner in charge, B. B.
Shaw, of West Union, la. Although in
apparently good health last night, ha waa
found dying at 8 o'clock this morning
when the clerk' at' his hotel sought to
arouse him for breakfast. He had been
stricken the night before while undress
ing to retire, and had lain unconscious
across the foot of the bed all night. He
was removed to the hospital and died at
10 o'clock of hemorrhage of the brain.
Mr. Shaw's wife and children arrived
at noon today, not knowing of his death.
Mr. Shaw was ready to make his first
report to the Controller et Washington,
and his death will complicate the failure
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Sovereign May Reject
His Muzzle.
Telegram : From Emperor In
creases Desire to Quit.
Unless Kaiser Accepts Pledge to Re
strain His Tongue, Resignation
Is Probable Other Candidates
Are Under Discussion.
BERLIN, Nov. 12. Germany now is
alive1 with suspense as to whether the
Reichstag debate on the Kaiser's in
terview in the London Daily Telegraph
will culminate In the downfall of
Chancellor von Buelow. All depends
on how the Kaiser will receive him and
how far the . Kaiser, will agree to be
bound by the pledge which the Chan
cellor made, practically on his sov
ereign's behalf to the Reichstag. The
Chancellor said, almost in' so many
words, that unless the Emperor would
agree to cease interfering directly in
public affairs, he would- resign. This
is the only inference to be drawn from
the following passage of his speech in
the Reichstag last Tuesday:
Chancellor's Significant Words.
"The recognition by his majesty of
the unjustified misunderstanding of his
utterances with reference to - Great
Britain and tfie excitement and regret
aroused thereby in Germany will, I am
convinced, lead the" Emperor in future
private conversations to exercise that
reserve which, In the interest of a uni
form policy and the authority of the
crown Is Indispensable.
' "If this proves not to be so, neither I
nor any of my successors could take the
responsibility." .''..(
Kaiser Probably Balks. '.
According to the Lokal Anzelger, the
Chancellor intends to go to Donaueschln
gen, where the Emperor is hunting, to
report on the Reichstag debate, but that
he is waiting to learn whether or not
his speech is satisfactory to his majesty.
intimating that he will remain in office
if the Emperor indorses his statements
in the Reichstag.
In other words, the Emperor must
agree to exercise the reserve of which
the Chancellor spoke or Von Buelow will
It is believed, however, that the Kaiser
has already Intimated to Von Buelow his
displeasure at the latter's undertaking
to bridle his imperial tongue. This is
the inference to be drawn from a state
ment of the Tageblatt that Prince- von
Buelow's resignation Is Impending and
that the Chancellor has received a tele
gram from the Emperor which has in
creased his desire to retire.
One element of hope for the avoidance
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Wife Asks Divorce Declares Thai
Xelmes Made Her Drink and
Struck Her in Mouth.
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Nov. 12. Sued
for divorce by his wife, the daughter of
a wealthy family, Thomas H. Nelmea,
a young and rich business man, of Passa
dena, waa charged in the Superior Court
today with many acts of cruelty, prin
cipal of which was the allegation that
he struck his wife In the mouth with a
telephone receiver when she was trying
to communicate with friends, advising
them of his savage treatment.
Habitual Intemperance and extreme
cruelty are the grounds set forth in the
complaint. The charges are a surprise
to the friends of Nelmes who always has
been extremely popular.
"My husband often urged me to drink,"
testified Mrs. Nelmea. "On one occasion
when I declined he Insisted that I should.
Finally I yielded and drank just one
glass of wine. Then he accused me of
being drunk. When we reached home, I
endeavored to telephone to a girl friend
and he struck me in the mouth with
the telephone receiver."
Man Who Wed Ml&s Gorman Is Be
. fore Court-Martial. "
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 12. Charged
with desertion from the Navy, Charles J.
Magneee, husband of Ada Gorman, daugh
ter of the late United States Senator
Gorman, of Maryland, was placed on
trial today by a court-martial tribunal
at the Philadelphia Navy-Yard.
following tne alleged desertion he mar
ried iMUss .Gorman. He was. arrested
later at the instance of the Government,
and brought back to this city. Since his
imprisonment at the Navy-Yard Magness
has been visited several times by his
Magness, or Hartlove. as he was known
In the Navy, was , taken to the trial
room handcuffed and under guard. ' He
pleaded guilty to overstaying a leaver of
absence, but not guilty to desertion.
The defendant testified that after he
had obtained a leave of absence on June
15, he had gone to Louisville accompanied
by Miss Gorman and others to attend a
Sunday School convention. He told of
a trip he took alone to Atlantic City,
after which he said he returned to Wash
ington. On August 12, he added, he went
to the Long Inland home of Miss Gor
man. He said that he had been mar
ried ton September 5.. and that he had
been' engaged to Miss Gorman for two
weeks. He intended going into business
In Louisville, and continued:
"The money I had when arrested was
given to me by my wife."
He stated that he ltad not tried to
run away from the Government authori
ties, nor had he endeavored to conceal
his identity. The accused was .repre
sented by an attorney of this city, for
mally engaged by Mrs. Magness. Mrs.
Magness was not at tne trial.
Six More Warriors to Be Added to
England's List.
LONDON, Nov. 12.Premler Asquith
set .forth .In. the House of Commons to
day what was meant by the two-power
standard of naval strength of Great
Britain, and his announcement brought
out hearty cheers from all sides. Up to
the present time Mr. Asquith has been
noncommittal concerning a radical defi
nition of this-standard, which the Gov
ernment is pledged to maintain. The
Premier informed Arthur Lee, Conserva
tive member, that the Government ac
cepted the two-power standard as mean
ing a preponderance of 10 per cent
over the combined strength in ships of
the two next strongest naval powers.
This statement is taken to confirm the
belief held in naval circles that at least
six and perhaps seven additional battle
ships of the Dreadnaught type will be
provided for in the next naval estimates.
Roosevelt Greets 50 0 Attending Na
tional Grange Convention.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12. President
Roosevelt today received at the White
House about 600 farmers and their wives
who are here attending the convention
of the National Grange, Patrons of Hus
bandry. The President refrained from
making a speech.
Chief Forester Gltlord Plnchot s ad
dress was the feature of tody's pro
ceedings of the convention. The keynote
of the speech was the farmer's duty in
co-operating with the Government fur
thering the objects of the natural con
servation commission which seeks to aid
the Individual citizen of the country in
controlling water power, rather tnan per
mit that power to be monopolized by. a
President Issues Order Regarding
Future Duties on Shore.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 12. The United
States marine corps is to be withdrawn
gradually from the ships of the Navy,
the duties of the corps in the future to
be In accordance with an order issued by
the President today. These duties will be
to garrison Navy-yards and naval sta
tions, both within and beyond the con
tinental limits of the United States; to
furnish the first line of the mobile defense
of naval bases and naval stations beyond
the continental limits of the United
states; to garrison the Isthmian Canal
Zone and to join such garrisons and ex
peditionary forces for duties beyond the
seas, as may be necessary in time of
Russians Shot Only Six Poachers.
VICTORIA, B. C. Nov. 12. Further
advices were received by the Shinano
Maru regarding the -seal raiding trag
edy at Copper Island. According to
later advices the Russian gunners shot
six men of the raiding schooner Boso
Maru and the ther three, previously re
ported shot, were drowned when at
tempting to escape.
State Shows Hand in
Gunness Case
Opening Statement Made in
Murder Trial.
Prosecuting Attorney Declares Dx
fendant Vnder Law Is Guilty of
Murder If It Is Proven Ho
Set Fire to House.
LAPORTE, Ind.. Nov. 12. TI.e Intro,
ductlon of evidence In the trial of Ray
Lamphere for the murder of Mrs. Bell.
Gunness and her three children by set
ting fire to the house, will be begun
tomorrow, a Jury having been secured
late this afternoon and State's Attorney
Smith having made his opening state
ment to the jury.
Prosecutor Smith went into much de
tail as to what he could prove. After
reading the Indiana statute which pro
vides that where a person or persons
lose their lives In a fire wilfully start
ed by another, even though he may. not
have Intended to cause the death of the
pers.n or persons. It becomes murder
In the. first degree and Is punishable
by death or life Imprisonment, Prose
cutor Smith stated:
One Point Only to Show.
"All we are required to show Is that
the defendant set fire to the house and
that the occupants lost their lives by
reason of tills act."
Mr. Smith said that the evidence will
show that Lamphere made remarks to
various persons indicating his hatred for
Mrs. Gunness and his intention to do
her harm, including statements that h
knew how to get money from her. The
fear that Mrs. Gunness felt . foe Lam
phere" was touched on and then the pros
ecutor took up the story of the night of
the fire and what the state would prpve.
He said that by Lamphere's own state
ment it would be proven that he set the
alarm clock at Mr. 8mlth's house, where
he spent the night, for 3 o'clock !n the
morning, of April IS, and that 15 or 20
minutes later he left there.
"We will also prove," continued the
States's Attorney, "by Lamphere's own
statement, that he took the road going
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The Weather.
.YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature.
51. degrees: minimum, 42.2.
TODAY'S Generally fair; easterly winds.
Emperor of China hear death. Page 4.
Fate ot Chancellor von Buelow depends on
Kaiser'a acceptance ot pledge to keep
quiet.. Page 1.
Explosion In German coal mine kills 330
men. Page 7. '
German military balloor hits tree and
falla In Baltic Sea. Page 7.
Evidence at tariff Inquiry that prohibition
wave has not reduced lluuor aalee.
Page 1.
Several Republican leaders go to Hot
. Springs to confer with Taft Page 1.
Domett Ic .
Debate on night riders almost causes riot
at Cotton Conference. Page 4.
Prisoner in New York Ccurt. attacks wit
ness and is bound after struggle. Pago 1.
Man who spots repeaters murdered and
witnesses terrorized. Page 7.
New transcontinental freight tariffs Issued
Page 7.
Runaway wife of Portland man refuses to
come home. Page 6.
Six Chinese drowned In Niagara River whll.
trying to smuggle into United States.
Page 6.
Tale of hardship and death to American
- - prospectors In Panama. Page 6.
State open case against Lamphere for
Gunness murders. Page 1.
San Francisco votes for muntclD.1 water
works. Page 9.
Baseball meeting adjourns with split wider
than ever. Page 7.
Bast Side pigh School defeats Salem High
School. M to 0. Page Vi.
Pacific Coast.
Validity of Oregon laws of two legislative
sessions will be affected by an adverse
decision In Initiative case In Suprem.
Court. Page S.
Mining suit at Wallace Involves claims for
ct imio. Pase 9.
Three hundred Salem people attend Albany
Apple Fair. Page 8
R. D. Hume. Rogue River salmon king, se
riously 111 Page 9.
O. H. & N. officials banquetted at Enter
prise. Page 9.
Honore Palmer pays .17.0W1 for tract, of
land at Medford; Hr. Plchel's orchard
sells for $100,000. Page 9.
Commercial and Marine.
Sugar prices lower because of cutting In
East. Page 19.
Chicago wheat market weakened by sell
ing. Page 19.
Tone of stock market besltatlng. Psge )9.
Kerr. Gifford 4 Co. charter two large steam
ships for grain loading from Portland.
Page 18.
Portland and Vicinity.
Ordinance prohibiting steam locomotives on
Fourth street in effect today. Page 13
Bowerman will probably be elected presi
dent of Senate, and McArthur Steaker
of House. Page 14
Time between Portland and Salem on Oregon
Electric cut to 1 hour 3o minutes. .
Page 18.
La Rose murder case will go Jury this morn
ing, Page 33
Council will sell 500,000 worth of park
bonds. Pag. 11.
Herman Klaber will represent Coa-t hi.p-
men before Congressional committee.
page 13.
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