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VOL. XLIX NO. 15,O.T7.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, 3IARCII 2, 190).
YOUNG ON SHELF
WOMAN IS RESCUED
BY HUMAN LADDER
WRIGHT HAS CLOSE
CALL IN AIR-CAR
LUCKY BALDWIN -LOSES
PORPHYRY GOD IS
3000 YEARS OLD
FACE OF BREAK
NOTED LAXDMAKKS AT REXO
Kl'DDEU ST HIKES GHOr, MA
PROOF FOUND THAT EGYPTIANS
CHINE IS DISABLED.
Deaf to Bournes
NO TIME TO ACT THIS SESSION
Bourne Tries to Get Even by
Striking at Fulton.
OPPOSES HIS JUDGESHIP
Protests to Taft Against Fulton's
Appointment, bat Senate lead
ers Rally to Fulton, While
Bourne Has One Backer.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Mar. 1. It Is apparent from the
action of the Senate in executive ses
sion today that John C. Young cannot
be confirmed as postmaster of Portland
before the expiration of Congress on
Thursday, when his nomlr atlon be
comes void. The nominations of all
.postmasters presented to. ay Tvere con
firmed save that of Mr. Young. When
his name -was read, Fulton asked that
It be laid aside without consideration.
Bourne was not present to protest,
and Fulton's requcs prevailed. Word
had been sent to Bourne, however, and
he bolted into the Senate and angrily
demanded that Mr. Young's name be
ca'led up and acted upon. Fulton then
rose and stated that before action was
taken he desired to present an array of
facts which, In his Judgmen... disquali
fied Mr. Young for postmaster. He
Intimated that he had much to say and
would require considerable time in pre
senting his case.
Xot Enough Time, Says Hale.
Mr. Hale then stated that i.e could
not consent to consider this case be
cause the Senate, with a great quantity
of public business demanding consid
eration, could not spare the. time.
Bourne protested s gainst thus being
set aside, . but the Senate . would not
listen to him.
The Senate Immediately threw open
Its doors and resumed consideration of
the sundry civil bill. As the full time
of the Senate will be occupied with ap
propriation bills from now until ad
journment. It 1- evident that the Senate
will not grant the time necessary for
the consideration of Mr. Young's con
firmation. Bourne Trying to Get Even.
Angered because Fulton refuses to
consent to the confirmation of Mr.
Young, Bourne Trill endeavor to "get
even" with his colleague. Already he
has gone to President-elect Taft to
protest against tho appointment of
Fulton to the new- Federal Judgeship
created by the bill which passed Con
gress Saturday. He Is bringing to
bear all the Influence at his command
to head off Fulton's appointment, and
It Is reported he has endeavored to en
list the co-operation of Francis J.
TLere's another report .that Bourne
has urged upon President Roosevelt
to veto the bill, but such action would
convey tho- Impression that Mr. Roose
velt could not trust Mr. Taft to ap
point Federal Judges for Washington
To offset Bourne's efforts, influential
Senators close to Mr. Taft are planning
to see the President-elect immediately
and to urge strongly the appointment
of Fulton. It Is understood that La
Follette Is the only Senator who will
Join Bourne in opposing Fulton.
OPEN DITCH FLOODS ECHO
Streets of City Inundated Before
Flow at Intake Shut Off.
PENDLETON, Or.. March 1. (Special.)
Echo Is flooded with water tonight as
a result of a break in the Government
ditch at that point. The break occurred
Just above the depot, and the water
rushed down the hill at a tremendous
speed. After the water was shut off at
the intake, oie mile and a half distant,
a heavy volume of water had yet to find
its way Into the streets.
A large portion of the town was pro
tected by the railroad grade, which
dammed and turned the flood. The school-
house, the scouring mill and the depot
were inundated with from two to three
feet of water. It Is not thought the
water will damage the railroad track to
' the extent or hindering trains.
TRAIN TOOK HIS ORANGES
Mexican Rancher Causes Wreck by
Anxiety for Fruit Shipments,
' GUADALAJARA. Mexico., March 1.
Jose Flores is in Jail at La Baraca,
charged with wrecking a train. He has
a plantation near Salamea and loading a
car with oranges, he demanded that the
Mexican Central remove it. As this was
not done 'he set the switch so that the
first on-coming train would run onto it
hoping -the. .train crew would take his
.-oranges. N6rthbound passenger " train
No. 6 ran Into the car, wrecking the en-
gtne, baggage car and a. third-class
i. i - , i ,
ii ui" ' iiijuiing several passengers,
and, as a result, the owner is a prisoner.
Palace Gambling House, Scene of
Many Spectacular Plays, Among
RENO, Nov., March 1. Fire starting.
It Is supposed, from an overheated flue
In an upper room of the Arcade Hotel
on Commercial street at 3 o'clock this
afternoon quickly communicated to the
Palace Hotel and gambling house, owned
by Jim May, at the corner of Commercial
and Center streets, and In an hour the
old landmark and notorious gaming
place was on a level with the Arcade
Hotel, a mass of smoldering ruins.
Four men made a thrilling rescue of
Miss Pearl Foley, who had been asleep
In one of the rooms of the Palace. After
throwing several articles of value from
the window, she collapsed and lay help
less on the sill, while flames swirled be
hind her. Before a ladder could be
raised the men rushed forward and.
climbing one upon the other reached
Miss Foley and conveyed her to the
street through a flame-filled stairway.
The Palace gambling house has been
the scene of many spectacular plays, one
of the most noted being made by its
present owner, Jim May. One night two
years ago, after a run of hard luck
May put a $1000 bill on No. 4 on the
roulette wheel and won $35,000. In lieu
of cash he was given an interest in the
games, since which time he had ac
quired the building.
The Washoe saloon and restaurant, ad
Joining the Arcade on the west, was
wrecked and its contents destroyed. The
loss will approach 1100.000, partly covered
COURT UPHOLDS RATE LAW
Washington Railroad Commission
Has Power to Fix Charges.
OLYMPIA. Wash., March 1. The Rail
way Commission of this state, including
the power therein conferred upon the
Commission to fix railroad rates, was up
held by the Supreme Court today.. A con
stitutional question was raised by the
Great Northern in an appeal from the
Joint wheat rate order of the Commis
sion, that the power to fix rates is vested
solely In the Legislature by' the state
constitution. The court holds that the
Legislature, In expressing that the rate
shall be fair. Just, reasonable and suf
ficient, declares a law and that details
of working it out are merely adminis
trative and can . be delegated to com
mission. This Is In direct conflict with an
opinion rendered last Summer by Judge
C. H. Hanford in the Federal Court.
The Supreme Court also sustained the
constitutionality of that section of the
law authorizing the Commission to com
pel physical connections between com
peting railroads at Junction points.
KAISER FINDS HIS TONGUE
Stakes Speech Praising Work of
Minister of War.
BERLIN, March 1. Emperor William
delivered a speech today in connection
with the centenary of the foundation of
the Ministry of War, In which he praised
the glorious work done for the Father
land by this department.
"I am proud to testify that this Min
istry has fully satisfied all expectations
and that -it has performed its duties with
great fidelity and sacrifice, ignoring fa
tigue," he said. "It has prepared and
strengthened the Army eo that the mili
tary forces always have been capable of
fulfilling their great work as the strong
and unconquerable protector of the
GROOM WAITS 20 MONTHS
After Getting License Bride Changes
Mind Then Changes It Again.
BUTTE, Mont., March 1. (Special.) A
unique Instance of a marriage license
being kept 20 months before being used
became known here yesterday, when
Victor Mattson asked the Courthouse offi
cials if the license was still good. In
August, 1907, Mattson secured the license.
The following day his intended bride,
Lena Flankey, changed her mind and
sailed for Finland. Heeding Mattson's ap
peals for he.- to return, she finally
changed her mind again, returned, and
the couple were married yesterday.
FOLLOWS IN J. D.'S STEPS
Adlai Stevenson Forsakes Law and
Coal to Establish University. .
CHICAGO. March 1 What to do with
our Vice-Presidents is a question which
has been solved by at least one of them
for himself. Adlai E. Stevenson, it was
learned today, will retire from his law
business and his coal mining to estab
lish the LaSalle Extension University.
The LaSalle Institution's aim Is an ex
tension along the lines which have
proved a success by the University of
HARVESTER COMPANY PAYS
Sends Kansas Check for $13,702
for Fine and Costs Assessed.
TOPE K A, Kan., March L The Inter
nationa! Harvester Company today paid
to R. L. Thomas, Clerk of the Shawnee
County District Court. $13,702, the fine
and costs assessed against the company
by Judge A. W. Dana for violating
the Kansas anti-trust laws. The case
was appealed and affirmed by the Su
preme Court a month ago.
Excitement in Chicago
at Feverish Stage.
PRICES DECLINE SLIGHTLY
Grain Pours Into City From
PATTEN COOL AND SELLING
Turns Tables During Tensest Mo
menta Big Trader Denies He
Is Trying to Corner
WHEAT'S TOP PRICE EACH TEAS
FOB TEN YEARS.
CHICAGO. March 1 The follow
ing table shows the month In which
tho lop quotation was reached In th
hlcsffo wheat pit during the last
iiuoo June so S7H
19s September '. ir:
HMH October i'-I
t niori February " J'-'J
VMIO April 5J
17 October - l'o'iS
. lung Mav J-J -
1U09 February ............. I 1.19
CHICAGO, March 1. (Special.) Bull
force yielded a bit in a tremendously ex
citing wheat market today, the bears be
ing backed up as In a secondary line by a
weaker market abroad and an inrush
of wheat from iarms and Interior
store-houses, especially In the North
west. It was a day to make the aver
age trader fearful, but Patten and his
associates seemed to to go through
the ordeal unafraid and still true to
the nag they have set up for them
selves. Prices Decline Slightly.
Net results of the -day's transac
tions In this market were a price loss
of 7-8 cents for May, 3-8 cents for
July and September and 1-8 cent for
December. Tonight the trade gener
ally Is expresing the view that the
slump in May wheat has not altered
in the slightest the broad situation on
which the activities of weeks have been
bullded. The day's set-back was mere
ly looked upon as more severe than
others before it, and those who have
made a close study of the Patten tac
tics believe this tumble . i be fol
lowed by a further marking up of
prices by the leading longs.
The cash situation was plainly not so
long as It was last week, although
there was no cheao wheat In sight.
There were indications in some quar
ters that mills are either getting filled
up ylth wheat or are running short of
orders for Winter-wheat flour on the
basis of current prices.
It is behoved that the Patten crowd
disposed of-a considerable line of May
and July wheat in the excitement to-
(Concluded on Page 2.)
Aviator and Spanish Colonel Nar
rowly Escape .Injury When
PAC. France. March 1. Wilbur
Wright and Colonel Vlves. chief of the
aerostatic corps of the Spanish armyi
na'rrowly escaped injury today when the
rudder of the Wright aeroplane struck
the ground, disabling the machine.
The accident occurred Just as the ma
chine was being launched for a flight.
The rudder snapjied and the cable used
to guide the rudder wound around the
propellers, which In turn were disabled.
The machine, however, flew on 40 me
ters and then stopped. Neither of its
occupants was hurt.
Previously Mr. Wright had made two
successful flights with MM. Lambert
and Tlssandler as passengers.
MAURETANIA 'GOING SOME'
Turbine Cunartler Breaking .Her
Own Eastward Record.
NEW YORK, March 1. From cable ad
vices received from Pastnet giving the
position of the turbine liner Mauretania
at 7 o'clock tonight at 358 miles west
of Queenstown it is apparent that unless
some accident causes the slacking of that
vessel's average speed, she will 'estab
lish a new record for t the eastward
voyage between this port and Queens
town. Up to Saturday noon the Mauretania
had covered 1249 knots at an average of
25.21 knots an hour. During that time
she had Improved on her own record for
a day's run by covering 607 knots during
the 24 hours from Friday noon to Satur
day noon. This Is an. average speed of
26.29 knots an hour and a new record.
If thte keeps up she will reach Queens
town at about 8:30 A. M. Tuesday, an
hour and a half ahead of her best time
for the trip, completing the voyage In
4 days and 19 hours.
PUT CANNON ON AIRSHIPS
Germany Army Adopts Plans Pre
caution Against Explosions.
BERLIN. March 1. The military air
ship of the future is to be armed with
small cannon or machine guns. The
army authorities at several headquarters
throughout Germany are experimenting
along this line and it has been virtually
decided to provide balloons of the rigid
Zeppelin type either with cannon of small
calibre or machine guns.
The danger resulting from the recoil
and the escaping of gas from the muzzle
has been practically eliminated Ly a
system of adjustments, the details of
which are kept secret.
It U proposed also to arm the semi
rigid balloons of the Parseval and Gross
types with a lighter rapid-fire weapon,
thus enabling them to attack Infantry
BREAKS ROOSEVELT'S GAIT
Dr. Throckmorton at' 65 Outrides
P1QUA, O.. March 1. Dr. G. C. ThrockT
morton. aged 65. exceeded today the mili
tary ride of President Roosevelt of 96
miles, military gait, when he rode three
horses In relays 120 miles In 13 hours
45 minutes. The result was telegraphed
to President Roosevelt, who manifested
Interest in the effort to break his record.
THE RECORD-BREAKER. '
Death Proves Too'Fast
for Aged Turfman.
FIGHT FOR ESTATE ASSURED
Many Affairs With Women Will
Form Its Basis.
WEALTH MUCH SHRUNKEN
Careless Mortgaging- Has Lost Much
Property Once Pleaded Bad
Reputation as l-fcn.e From
IXyS ANGELAS. Cat.. March 1. (Spe
cial.) The death of old Lucky Baldwin
at 7 this morning, after a long struggle
with pneumonia, means the probable be
ginning of many sensational suits at law
for a slice of the fortune of $10,000,000
which the old stock plunger and turfman
Baldwin should have left 50.0u0.OiO. as
20 years ago he was worth that amount,
but bad management and fondness for
mortgaging property cost him very dear
ly. All that he had at the time of his
death was the famous Santa Anita ranch
of 60.000 acres, the Tallac Hotel on Lake
Tataoe and several parcels of real estate
In San Francisco. How heavily these
properties are mortgaged, no one except
his brother-in-law and manager. H. A.
Unruh, can tell. .
Careles About Mortgages.
Of late years Baldwin has been very
careless In money affairs and only last
month his counsel In San Francisco re
tired because he had neglected to answer
their letters. Judgment for $12,000 was
found against hun. Baldwin built the
Baldwin Theater and Hotel on one of
the finest corners of Market street in
San Francisco, but he carried two $1,000
.000 mortgages on ... and when the build
ings -kurned a few years ago he could
not pay the bank, which foreclosed, and
the property fell Into the hands of James
u. r iuuu.
Many Beautiful "Nieces."
Baldwin's affairs with women will
probably lead to much litigation. He was
married three times and he was sued
for breach of promise twice. He always
had a number of beautiful "nieces" liv
ing with him attractive girls who are
liable to put In claims for a part of the
estate. His latest marriage was to Miss
Bennett, of San Francisco, 18 years old.
and the daughter of a prominent archi
tect. One girl with whom he lived took a
shot at him In the Baldwin Hotel. When
she brought suit for breach of promise.
Baldwin made answer that she should
have known by his general reputation
that It was dangerous to have any deal
ings with him.
Swore He Would Fool Death.
Baldwin's vitality was remarkable.
Concluded on Pa ire 2 )
Excavation X"nder Mexican Ctty
I-OS AXGELKS, Cal.. Mar. 1. (Spe
cial.) That the Egyptians crossed
from the land of the Nile and settled
In Mexico by means of the Ist Con
tinent. Atlantis. Is the now theory ad
vanced by Colonel I- R. Fox. a local
civil ensrlneer and archaeologist. In
proof of this theory Fox today brought
hero Interesting archaeological speci
mens dug up in the City of Mexico
wht'e workmen In his charge were ex
cavating through the ruins of a pre
historic temple. Fourteen feet be
neath the surface they found a por
phyry god. most Kgyptian In appear
ance, resembling the Sphinx, weighing
about 30 pounds and being a foot tall.
Nearby were an urn of terra cotta
painted vermllllon. proving that It was
for use In temples and not for the
common people, and bearing repre
sentations of asps. Kgyptian priests
and chieftains, some heads of priests,
arrow heads and a spindle bearing
hieroglyphics similar to the Etruscan.
Fox declares the porphyry eod Is 3000
HUSBAND ACTS AS REFEREE
Watches Wife Thrash Man She Says
SEATTLE. Wash.. March 1. (Spe
cial.) L E. Evett. of the firm of L. E.
Evett & Co.. real estate agents at 65th
street and Phlnney avenue. was
thrashed with a small riding whip at
his office Sunday morning by Sirs. Wil
liam Bohrlnger. wife of a lineman em
ployed by a local telephone company,
who said Kvett had Insulted her the
night before In his office. After ad
ministering the thrashing, the woman
and her husband, who accompanied her
and acted as the referee, left.
Evett says Bohrlnger apologized for
his wife's act. Evett states that the
woman had made a nuisance of herself
through her demands for the use of his
phone and her pleadings for a perma
nent position In his office. He declares
that lie offered her no Insult and says
he has witnesses to prove his asser
tions. THREE GRAFTERS GUILTY
Pittsburg Council men Convicted, x-
Banker Is Acquitted.
PITTSBURG, March I. After the
jury had been out nearly 53 hours, a
verdict of guilty was returned late to
day against president of the Common
Council William Brands and Council
men John' F. Klein and Joseph C. Was
son. charged with conspiracy. Ex
Bank President W. W. liumsey. Indict
ed on the same charge, was acquitted
on the orders of the court.
The three convicted men were
charged with having conspired to pass
an ordinance for the paving of certain
streets with wooden blocks on the pay
ment of certain sums of money. A de
tective posing as a wood-block con
tractor secured the evidence. Klein and
Ramsey had already been convicted of
bribery in Individual cases. An appeal
will be taken.
PRIEST BEATEN BY THUGS
Lured From Home on Pretext
Woman Need. Dying Kites.
BOSTON. March 1. Three unknown
men lured Rev. Francis Lebertl. pastor
of a Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady
of Mount Carmel, from his home In East
Boston tonight and beat him Into uncon
sciousness. Two hours later the Rev.
Mr. Lebertl recovered sufficiently to go
to a physician's office.
Father Ietwrtl was told by the
strangers, when. they called at his resi
dence, that a dying woman desired the
last rites of the church. The motive for
the outrage has not been learned.
GAS 'COMPANY DISGORGES
New York Concern starts Ilefund
Ing 512,000,000 Inder Law.
NEW YORK. March 1. Disbursement
of the $12.0m).:i0 in rebates due to gus
consumers In Manhattan and the Bronx,
under the SO-cent gas law In connection
with the dec Hon of the United States
Supremo Court, was begun today by the
Consolidated (las Company and its sub
sidiary corporations. When the first
day's work of repayment was closed ap
proximately y checks had been sent
out. these aggregating a face value esti
mated of about $100,000.
SENATE PASSES PRIMARY
Not a Dissenting Voice In Califor
nia's Upper House.
SACRAMENTO. March 1. Without a
dissenting vote tho 9nate passed, late
this afternoon, the Wright-Stanton direct
primary bill. The measure, which will be
sent at once to the Assembly, provides
for nomination for all public offices by di
rect vote of the people. Thte Includes Uni
ted States Senators.
VOTE ON WOMAN SUFFRAGE
Senate or South Dakota Puts It Vp
to Public Vole.
PIERRE. S. D., March 1. The Senate
today passed the House resolution grant
ing a popular vole on an equal suffrage
Dr. Glasgow's Evidence
Bought by Defense.
COUNCIL ARGUES OYER COST
Sensational Feature Is Added
to Murder Trial.
TESTIMONY HELPS COOPER
Phjsician Declares If Senator Did
Not lire First Shot He Could
Not Have Kired
NASHVILLE. Tenn.. March 1. Tha
spectacle of counsel on one side, not only
selling a witness to the opposition, but
hacgling over the terms, was an Incident
today in the Cooper trial.
The subject of the transaction was
Dr. McFheeters-Olasgow. who had been
employe J i,y the prosecution to perform
sn autopsy on Senator Carmsck's body.
He did mi and reported his Undines to
the prosecution. He was subpenaed by
the state, but was not used. The de
fense learned of the autopsy and sum
moned the doctor.
Dr. Glasgow told counsel for the de
fense that his services as an expert had
b-en retained by the state and that h
would not discuss the case except with
Become Witness for Defense.
Attorney-General McCarn proposed
thnt If Lie defense would pay the state
the costs of the autopsy. Including lr.
Glasgow's fee, the state would waive Its
Judge Hart said the defense wanted
"to see the goods" before It bought, and
offered to confer with Dr. Glasgow. To
this the prosecutors entered an emphatic
Tay whether you use him or not."
There was another hurried conference
and tho def.-nse- bought the goods in the
bag and Dr. Glasgow became Its wit
ness. The significance of his testimony
was that any one of the three wounds
was necessarily and Instantly fatal and
that If the Senator did not fire the first
shots he could not have fired at all.
The other chief witness was S. J. Bin
Olngs, who claimed to havs seen Senator
Curmack fingering his revolver and test
ing the cylinder a few moments before
the shooting was begun. He also tes-
Continued on Psge 4
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TEST K HO AY'." Maximum trmprrttur.
degrees ; minimum, 4 J O degrees.
TODA Y'fc Occasions! rain; south westerly
Wl'.luir Wright almost meet a disaster with
airship. I'ag 1.
Crime chanted In connection with contest
fur iSackvllle estate and title. luce 4.
Cruelty of Anglo-American couple in Kranc
to children raises scandal about their
parentage. Puge 4-
Senator Bailey starts near fight with Presi
dent for prerogative. Fa 3-
Seneto committee acreea to disagree on.
steel merger. Page a.
ToutiK'i appointment shelved by Senate and,
Bourne tries to ct even m 1th Fulton.
House radically amends forest reserve bill
and dtaUiock Is threatened. Pag. 3.
Collector rum resigns to relieve Taft of
embarrassment. Page 3
Insurgents win point In change of House
roles. Tape li.
Taft en joys la st leisure before Inaugura
tion. Page 3.
I tome tic.
Lurkr Baldwin dlea leaving; many millions
for claimant to flht over. rage 1.
Patrick enjoys day's liberty to srgu appeal
in own case. Page 4.
Railroad man discovers ylot to wreck train
by peeling wrecked on tricycle. Page it.
Wranile in i"oo;er trial over sale of wit
ness. I'age 1.
Great gathering of victims of swindlers at
1,'tlle Hock. pag -V
Supreme Court decides against receiver and
accounting for Ku.utiile Llfe. page X.
Wild excitement In Chicago when wheat
breaks nearly a cent. l'ac 1.
Historic hotel and gambling house at Keno
burn. I'age I.
night of Portland to continuous baseball Is
defended. I'age 7.
Multnomah defeats O. A. C- at basketball
to IX lage 7-
Jeffries wive he will fight Johnson if he
can gt i in . ondltion. Paife 7.
Secretary of State Benson takes oath as
Governor of Oregon. I'age ti.
Olympia Senate proposes to make giving; of
tips Illegal. Page 7.
Boise Lepisiature parses direct primary
law. Page l.
Circuit Court Judge Bean. of V ma til la
"ou.it y. accused of fraudulently obtain
ing desert land claim. I'age 6.
Dr. Peacock convicted of manslaughter at
Ca tb la met. i'age o.
Commercial and Marine.
T-ocal flour prices advance again. Page 15.
tSaggfng tendency of Kastcrn and foreign
wheat markets. Page 15.
Short covering causes advance In stocks.
Gains m February tonnage entering the Co
lumbia Hler. Pago 14.
Port Lund and Vicinity.
Legal battle for acres of U. & C- land crant
is begun. Pbkc lo.
Tacific tel & Wire Company absorbed by
steei trust. Page 14.
Three criminals sentenced by Judge Gan-
tenbeln. I'age 2.
Republicans ex.ect victory In municipal
election by strength of ticket. pace lo.
Klve divorces akcd In Circuit Court. I'age 1.
Italian s!iot through arm by revengeful
countrymen. Pago X.
Flour fevls Impetus of wheat trading and
soars upward. Page 15.
Manv msrrlage licenses taken out on which
no returns have been made. Page lf.
Charge made lef ore Cli arter Board that
Council deferred payments cause higher
bids. Page 5.
School Inspector criticise sanitary condi
tions In many Institutions, Page 1