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VOL. XL.IX.- XO.' .15,106.
PORTLAND, OREGON, AVEDXESDAY, APRIL 28, 1909.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ABDUL DEPOSED AS
DOES HE WISH TO
SAYS PATTEN WAS
JAPANESE LABOR IS
FORTUNE FOUND IN
FRIEND OF KAISER
RULER OF TURKEY
MIKE SEVERENS SAID TO HAVE
SPREAD FALSE REPORT.
ARTISANS AXD SERVANTS ARE
POOR AND BROKEN IN HEALTH,
GERMAN ENDS TROUBLES.
Mehemmed Rechad Is
GOES FROM PRISON TO THRONE
Sheik-ul-lslam Tells Crimes of
Deposed Ruler. .
ABDUL SUBMITS MEEKLY
Constantinople Rejoices That His
Reign Is Ended He Will Jfot Be
Allowed to Leave Empire.
Forming New Cabinet.
ABDrt TO BK SENT AWAY.
LONDON, April 27. A dispatch to
the Times sayi It was stated In the
Chamber that Abdul Hamld would
probably be sent to Balonlca. a dis
patch to the Exchange Telegraph
Company says that the committee
has seized all of the ex-Sultan's
effects. Including his jewels, as well
as his vast personal fortune.
CONSTANTINOPLE, April 27. Tho
Hun of Abdul Hamid 1L ended by his
deposition and the accession of his
brother. Mehemmed Rechad Effendi, as
Mehemmed V. The name Is a variation
of Mahomet, It being considered inap
propriate to assume the precise name of
Mehemmed V. Is the thirty-fifth sov
ereign of Turkey, in male descent of the
house of Osman. the founder of the em
pire, and the twenty-ninth Sultan since
the conquest of Constantinople.
Recite Abdul Hamid's Crimes.
The two Houses of Parliament, meet
ing as a National Assembly; approved the
decree of deposition, which was read by
the Sheik-ul-lslam. chief of ulemas and
supreme judge on ecclesiastical ques
tions. The document recites that Abdul
llamlds acta were contrary to the sacred
law and set forth a long list of crimes
the whole making a terrible Indictment.
The Assembly chose Rechad as Sultan
and appointed committees to notify the
dethroned sovereign and his successor.
The firing of 101 guns announced to the
waiting people that a new Sultan had
The ceremonies connected with the
transfer of power were simple. The
newly-chosen ruler came from his palace
In Cialata through streets lined with
troops and cheering thousands, and took
the oath at the War Office. He then pro
ceeded to the Parliament and later went
to the Dolma Bagtsche palace as head
or the Empire, where for so many years
he had been practically a prisoner.
Whole Capital Rejoices.
Martial law was relaxed tonight and
the people gave themselves over to the
celebration of the victory of the Young
Turk party and the end of Abdul Hamid's
reign. Many buildings were illuminated
and thousands of rounds were Joyfully
flred by tho' soldiers. General 8ood
humor prevailed everywhere.
The question of the new Cabinet has
not yet been settled, but it is thought
Ahmed Risa will be Grand Vizier, while
some of his associates will probably be
Hilml Pasha, the ex-Premier, as Minister
of the Interior; DJavtd Bey as Minister
of Finance and Rifaat Pasha as Minister
of Foreign Affairs.
Decree of Deposition Issued.
The Shlek-ul-Islam. supported by all
the principal heads of the higher church
administration, issued the fetva. as the
decree of deposition is called. It In
formed Mehemmed Rechad Effendi that
he was proclaimed Sultan by the will
of the church. Parliament, army and
people. It admonished him to serve God
and kctp the sacred law as communi
cated by the prophet. This Rechad
humbly promised to do.
"Will or Allah." Says Abdul.
The fetva was prepared last night, both
Abdul Hamld and his brother. Prince
Rechad. being Informed early today.
Abdul bowed his head, saying:
"It is the will of Allah."
At a secret sitting of the National As-
i-emmy me decree was read. It declared
mat Abdul Hamid II must abdicate or
be dethroned. The assembly unhesitat
Two Senators and two Deputies there
upon visited the palace at Ylldlx and com
municated to the Sultan the assembly's
resolution. Abdul Hamld replied:
I expected this; it Is fate. My only
wii.ii is mat me lives of myself and
family may be saved, and that I may
reside at the palace of Cheraghan, as I
wish to die where I was born."
A similar deputation oroceedeH to Tiim.
Bagtsche palace In Galata and Informed
, .ienemmen .Keciiad Effendi of the n
Uon's wlh. He replied that he bowed
the will of the people.
Abdul Must Stay at Home.
Tjiter the assembly debated tho mn
mentous question of Abdul Hamid's fu
ture residence. The suggestion that he
be allowed co travel abroad was strongly
opposed, as It might cause complications.
It was finally decided that he must re
main In the capital.
The Sultan-elect came by boat across
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Came to Portland Supposedly for
- Operation, Wife Hears It Was
Fatal, but Has Her Doubts.
Did Mike Severens, a bridegroom of
nine months, of Huntington, Or., cause
to be sent out a false report of his death
to get away from his domestic obliga
tions? Wednesday his young wife re
ceived word in a letter from a friend of
her husband's that Severens had died on
the operating table of a local hospital.
In Portland no record of such a death
can be found, either at the hospitals or
from any undertaker in the city.
Severens came to Portland April 17,
telling his wife he had to undergo an
operation for stomach trouble. He told
her she must not be surprised if he
failed to come through the operation.
His chances, he said, were about one
in 100. He further told her. in event of
his death, she should not bother to come
to Portland, for his body would be bur
ied in a cemetery here.
All these things appeared suspicious
to Mrs. Severens, and she has started an
Investigation. She Jias reason to be
lieve, she says, the letter announcing
the alleged death of her husband Is not
genuine. An official investigation is
said to be under way to determine If
Severens be really dead, or not.
FURIOUS BRUTE EXECUTED
Mexican Who Tortured Sweetheart In
Frenzy of Jealousy.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico, April- 27.
Roman Estrada today paid the death
penalty for one of the most brutal crimes
In the history of the Republic. Furiously
jealous of his sweetheart, whom he ac
cused of unfaithfulness, Estrada beat
her severely In an attempt to compel her
to confess. This method proving unsuc
cessful, Estrada tied the unfortunate girl
to a post and cut off one of her ears,
then one of her toes. Still getting no
confession, the blood-maddened man tore
open the girl's clothing and cut away
her breasts and slashed her body. In
that condition he left her. She was
found hours afterward, dying, but still
able to give the name of her torturer.
She died shortly afterward. Estrada
was captured and today he was shot to
death by soldiers.
OMITS AMERICAN NAVY
Not Considered by Britain In Figur
ing Two-Power Standard.
LONDON, April 27. Answering a
question in the House of Commons to
day as to whether it was the policy
of the government to take into con
sideration the American Navy when
estimating the number of ships neces
sary for Great Britain to maintain the
so-called "two-power standard," Regi
nald McKenna, First Lord of the Ad
miralty, said that the Navy of the
United States, for the practical pur
poses of the two-power standard,-would
not enter into account.
Asked whether America was not at
the present moment the world's sec
ond strongest naval power, Mr. Mc
Kenna replied: -
"Under the two-power standard as
defined by Mr. Asquith, the American
Navy is not to be so regarded."
OFFERS HUGHES JUDGESHIP
Taft Wants Leading Seattle Lawyer
to Ascend Bench.
WASHINGTON. April 27. Ellwood C.
Hughes, for 20 years a lawyer of Seattle,
has been tendered by President Taft an
appointment to the newly created Federal
Judgeship in Washington state.
Mr. Hughes has been associated with
some of the most prominent legal firms
on the North Coast, and has been presi
dent of the Washington State Bar Associ
ation, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
and of the Seattle School Board. 'He
formerly practiced law in Spencer, Ia,
He has taken considerable part in state
politics, but has never before held a Fed
eral office. He declined a nomination
for Congress about 20 years ago. He was
once elected president of Carthage, 111.,
College, his alma mater, but declined it.
RUSSIAN ADVANCE CHECKED
Troops Marching Towards Tabriz
Stopped by Attacking Kurds.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 27. A dis
patch from Julfa, Persia, says the Rust-Ian
expedition has encountered opposi
tion, Kurds skirmishing with the Cossack
vanguard and compelling a halt.
The Russian foreign office has no con
firmation of this but It Is admitted that
the troops are advancing slowly and will
not arrive at Tabriz before tomorrow
night. The Consul at Tabriz reports that
the famine has been relieved somewhat
by the grain sent by Russian merchants.
WESTON REACHES ALTON
Walks 51 Miles In Day Will Reach
St. Louis Today.
1 " e
ALTON. 111., April 27. Edward Payson
Weston, the transcontinental walker, ar
rived from Glrard. 111., tonight at 10:30
o'clock. He walked 51 miles today, with
a rest of one hour and 15 minutes. He
expects to reach St. Louis by 4:30 P. M.
Publicity and Abuse Are
WHEAT KING GIVEN NO REST
Telephone Bell Rang at His
House Day and Night.
BEGGARS BY THOUSANDS
Mrs. Patten Says They Write Letters
Asking for All Manner of Things.
Woman Is Proud of Husband's
Honesty In His Dealings.
CHICAGO, April 27. (Special.) Mrs.
James A. Patten, the wife of the man
w-ho has been advertised far and wide
as the manipulator of the wheat " rnr-
f ner," today denied any dispatch which
creauea ner with influencing her hus
band to get out of his 1 wheat deal and
wnicn said that she had prayed for low-
"As to that dispatch, there is abso-
utely no foundation for it. I never nre-
sume on my husband's affairs. And T
.m sorry that this publicity does not
Mrs. Patten's conversation indicated
that it was the continual publicity and
the abuse heaped by amateur and unin
formed writers on her husband that
were partially responsible for his trip to
his partner's ranch In New Mexico.
Regards Vacation as Exile.
And while the money-mad world of
speculation is envying the wheat king
ror nis ability to pass the SDrinir davsi
in the balmy climate of New Mexico, his
wire, surrounded by all luxuries that
money can command. looks nnnn bin v-
cation as an exile. Living in a $200,000
granite mansion, called by her neighbors
the "marble palace," she looks upon her
nusDana s resting place as an exile, to
which he was driven by the almost con
tinuous calls for interviews.
Driven Away to Find Rest.
"He simply could not stand it." ha
said. "All hours of the day and night
tne telephone kept ringing and it simply
came to a point that in order to get rest
he had to go away. I was hoping that
the papers would not print any more
about Mr. Patten, so taat he could come
home," she continued.
Mrs. Patten told of the mj.ny annoy
ances which she suffered because of the
publicity given her husband's wealth.
Begging letters from every part of the
United States from Maine to California
were received continually, she said.
"Every time a paper in some distant
place prints some foolish thing about my
husband we receive a lot of mall," she
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Declare Persecution In Coast Cities
Is Driving Them to Quiet
CHICAGO, April 27. (Special.) Chicago
is experiencing an unprecedented invasion
of Japanese. It is said that a single
lodging-house, at Fifty-first and Clark
streets, is the headquarters for 700 new
arrivals, whereas three months ago, it is
said, there were only 200 in the whole
The newcomers are artisans, domestic
servants and laborers, all strong and
vigorous. They assert that they were
driven by persecution from California
and other Pacific Coast states. Others,
it is said, are to follow them.
T. Takahatchi, whose forefather helped
lay the cornerstone of the Mikado's
palace in Tokio, and who makes his
living as a teamster for a teahouse, at
1207 Clark street, declared that at the
present rate of Immigration there will
soon be more Japanese in the East than
in the West.
"These who are coming this way now,"
he added "are used to manual labor.
They will not confine themselves to work
in private families, hotels and clubs, as
did most of their predecessors. They are
tending toward trade unionism."
ROBBERS GET HEAVY LOOT
Boldly Ester Reno Casino and Get
Away With $500.
RENO, Nev., April 27. After clubbing a
Chinaman into unconsciousness and lock
ing him In the cellar, four men robbed
the Casino, a big gambling resort of
Reno, of between $3000 and $5000 about 4
o'clock this morning. A night watchman
who intruded was captured and locked
In a closet. After the men had opened
tfie eafe they scooped the money into
bags and boldly walked ut of the front
door and started north. A policeman
tried to intercept them, but they took a
shot at him and fled. They then easily
made their escape and have not yet been
OVATION GIVEN ADMIRAL
"Bob" Evans Cheered and Showered
With Flowers at San Pedro.
SAN PEDRO, Cal., April 27.-Passlng
through long lines of school children and
citizens, who cheered lustily and show
ered him- with roses. Rear-Admiral Rob
ley iy. Evans, U. S. N., retired, arrived
here this afternoon, and was tendered
an ovation second only to that extended
to the battleship fleet on the occasion-of
its visit here last Spring. Thousands
Joined in the welcome.
At the conclusion of his lecture tonight
he was tendered a public reception upon
the stage of the theater.
JACK LONDON SELLS BOAT
Writer Abandons Voyage to South
Sea Islands and Goes East.
HONOLULU, April 27. Advices received
today from Sydney, Australia, state that
Jack London, the American author, who
started on a tour of the South See Is
lands, many months ago In the sloop
"Snark," has sold the boat at that point
and gone to South America.
THOSE SHOWERS ARE DOLLARS TO THE
Investment of $1500 Is
BAY CITY WOMAN SURPRISED
Bought Bell Telephone Paper
27 Years Ago for Song.
NOT GOOD, SAID HUSBAND
Woman, Therefore, Threw Securities
In Trunk Until Value Acciden
tally Discovered by Wire
SAN FRANCISCO, April 27. Sixty
shares of stock of the Bell Telephone
Company, purchased in 1882, have been
brought to light in this city, and the
purchaser, a woman who Invested $1500,
Is expected to be in a position to dis
pose of her property for $1,750,000,
which sum she must divide with the
agent of a commercial company, who
located the valuable security after it
had reposed in a trunk as worthless
paper during a period of 27 years.
Through an interview with W. D.
Harding.- fiscal agent of the United
Wireless Company, tonight, it became
known that the stock in question was
placed in escrow six weeks ago and
that the beneficiaries, under an agree
ment, recently drawn, were awaiting
an offer that entitles each party to
participate in an equal division of $1,
750,000 which is believed to represent
the market price of the long forgotten
stock and accumulated dividends.
Stock Thought Worthless.
Publicity was given to the good for
tune of Harding and the woman In
question,, whose Identity is kept
secret through a friend who had
read the agreement dictated by Hard
ing. It appears that the woman in
question purchased the stock in 1882.
a year before the original corporation
undertook construction of the first tel
ephone line between New York and
At the time of her marriage, ac
cording to the narration, the owner of
the 60 shares of Bell Telephone was ad
vised by her husband that she had
purchased a lot of worthless securi
ties and. deferring to his advice, she
buried the stock certificates in a trunk.
Agent Gives Clew.
Recently, according to the story
made public tonight, the owner of the
stock was approached by the agent of
a wireless telegraph company, who im
portuned her to purchase stock in his
"I don't believe in these telephone or
telegraph companies," said the wo-
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Albert Koelich. Once Capitalist and
Diplomat, Later Soldier of For
tune, Dies Pauper.
CHICAGO. April 27.-Speclal.) Once a
close friend of the German Emperor, a
diplomat, capitalist and soldier of for
tune. Albert Koelich. 72 years old. poor,
broken in health and without friends or
position, ended his life today in the of
fice of Attorney William McGee, where
he had been charitably permitted to sleep.
Koelich had first carefully swept and
dusted the office of his benefactor, then
turned on the gas and lay down on the
couch to die. Koelich held high govern
ment positions In Germany and later was
appointed Ambassador to a foreign coun
try. Tiring of restricted life, he returned to
Germany, and taking $100,000 from the
family estate became a soldier of fortune.
He traveled far and wide, finally land
ing In America. Here he squandered the
last of his fortune. In the meantime bis
parents In Germany had died and the
estate became Involved, and the former
Ambassador then had to work for his living.
RECOVER. STOLEN TIMBER
Puter Helps Dennett With' Informa
tion on Land Frauds. -
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. April 27. S. A. D. Puter had a
conference today with Land Commis
sioner Dennett with reference to suits
to recover Government Utle to timber
land In Oregon that has been fraudu
lently acquired by various interests.
After his conference. Mr. Puter said
it was a mistake for anyone to assume
that thia administration Is to deal len
iently with landgrabbers; that, on the
contrary, it was the purpose to insti
tute proceedings against all who have
acquired land in violation of law and
to recover title wherever ev',t.. m
justify. Mr. Puter says that part of
i-ii o i.uuu.uuu appropriation made at
the last session of Conn... irii. v
utilized In procuring evidence against
oaa titles in Oregon.
CITY PAYS TREBLE RENT
Chicago Charged Exorbitant Sum for
Temporary City Hall.
CHICAGO. April 27.-State's Attorney
aymans grait Investigation has. it was
said today, unearthed a scandal having
to do with the leasing of the temporary
city hall. This, building la being used
under a two and a half-year lease while
a new edifice Is beinjr constructed
It is alleged that the city Is raying a
itii.ai oi to.wu a year, despite the fact
that the same building was offered to
private firms and Individuals previous to
the signing of the lease with the city for
one-third of that amount.
FALLS FROM THIRD FLOOR
Louis Trummer Has Narrow Escape
Louis Trummer had a narrow escape
from death yesterday afternoon in a
warehouse on Front street about 3
o'clock. He was on the third floor and
in turning suddenly in the rear of the
building stepped into the open shaft of
the elevator and fell through to the
He was taken to his home. 288 Elev
enth street, where Dr. J. D. Fenton at
tended his injuries. Dr. Fenton said
last night he did not consider them
MINING AGREEMENT READY
Anthracite Peace Pact Expected to
Be Signed on Thursday!
SCRANTON. Pa.. April 27. The tri
district convention of the anthracite
mine workers, which will tomorrow- ratify
the proposed 'agreement that is expected
to be signed by the representatives of
the men and mine owners in Philadelphia
on Thursday, met this afternoon, organ
ized and adjourned until Wednesday,
when a committee of seven will lay the
agreement before the delegates.
The union leaders expect the agree
ment will be signed Thursday, insuring
peace lor three years.
DEATH LIST NOW ELEVEN
American Sailors Aided in Saving
Crew of Italian Plunger.
NAPLES. April 27. Eleven men were
killed and 11 wounded as a result of the
explosion here Monday on board the
Italian submarine Koca. The gunboat
Scorpion of the United States Navy, al
though only 90 feet distant from the
Foca. suffered no damage. Launches
from the gunboat today helped in tn
work of refloating the Foca.
ANTI-NEGRO MAYOR WINS
Spectacular Campaign at Muskogee
Fought on Race Issue.
MUSKOGEE. Okla.. . April 27. F. K.
Garr. Democrat, representing the anti
negro ticket, was elected Mayor of Mus
kogee today over Ira L. Reeves. Repub
lican, by a small majority, after one of
the most spectacular campaigns in the
city's history. Interest was intense owing
to the race issue.
Even Defeat Might Be
Virtue, Says Taft.
SPEAKS FOR NEW TOLERANCE
President, at Grant Banquet,
Takes Text From War.
PRAISES GREAT GENERALS
South Should Sample Different Po
litical Creeds and Not Cling So
Closely to One, and So
PHILADELPHIA. April 27.-rresident
Taft today was the principal guest at the
Grant birthday dinner of the Union
league Club in this city and paid a strik
ing tribute to the soldier-President. Inci
dentally, he said a defeat at times would
not hurt the Republican party. Mr. Taft
was criticised sharply a year ago be
cause of references to General Grant and
he took advantage of tonight's oppor
tunity to express anew his admiration
for General Grant as a man. as a. soldier
and as a President. General Horace
Porter, of New York, was among the
speakers who preceded Mr. Taft at the
Where Grant Showed Genius.
"It is peculiarly fitting," said Mr. Taft.
"that this club each year should cele
brate the birthday of that man upon
whom hung, it would seem, the whole
destinies of this Nation. There are cer
tain things with respect to General
Grant that today come back with refer
ence to our passing life. They said
Grant had not the military genius that
other generals displayed In the war. To
my mind, his mind and bratn represented
the very genius of the War to suppress
the rebellion, because It was his mind
that grasped the thought that, until we
had fought it out with our brave oppo
nents and met them in tho field and
fought them as soldiers, until we con
vinced them by our strength that battle
Was hopeless, we could not expect to
have a united country.
Spirit of Grant and Lee.
"The spirit shown by Grant and I,ee at
Appomattox is today, I trust, triumphant.
Between the two leaders It existed when
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS '
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, S
degrees: minimum. 4S degrees.
TODAY'S Showers, southwesterly winds.
Moslems In Asia still besiege Kadjin and
threaten other places. Pace 9.
Accession of new- Sultan welcomed by Amer
ican Government. Page 2.
Abdul Hamid deposed and Mehemmed
Rechad enthroned as Sultan, page 1.
Additions to local hospitals will provide im
proved equipment. Page IS.
Senator Bailey completes speech on income
tax. Page 4.
Tawney favors appropriation for Tart e
trip to Pacific Coast. Page 2.
Five persons drowned while boating in Cal
ifornia, page 3. "
Mrs. Patten says publicity and abuse drove
husband into exile. Page 1.
San Francisco woman finds forgotten Bell
Telephone stock worth $1,750,000 in old
trunk. Page 1.
Former friend of Kaiser, reduced to poverty
commits suicide in Chicago. Page 1.
Jans swarming Into Chicago with stories of
persecution on Pacific Coast. Page t.
Nan Patterson suspected of connection with
mysterious shooting. Page 3.
Inquiry Into Harrlman merger at salt Lake
Henry and Rogers make agreement to fight
after Calhoun trial ends. Page 3.
Japanese naval officers banqueted at Loa
Angeles. Page 4.
Van Vlisslngen accuses leading Chicago mer
chants of forcing him to continue for
geries. Page 4.
Taft speaks on political union of North and
South. Page .
Coast League scores: Portland 2. Oakland
: San Francisco 5, Sacramento 2: I.os
Angeles-Vernon, no game. Page 7.
Second day of breeders sale breaks West
ern records. Page 12. -
Xorthwestern League scores: Portland ,
Spokane V. Tuoonia 8, Seattle 4; Aber
deen 2, Vancouver 5. Page 7.
A. B. Smith, who attempted bold holp-u
- at Ealem. lays blame to whiskey. Page
Rain makes light attendance at IL Crand
convention Oregon-Idaho Congress. Page
Gordon pleads not guilty, and denies right
of Grand Jury to probe record. Page a.
Lewis -ounty farmer Is accused of plowing
up graveyard. Page 8.
Commercial sod Marine.
Northwest faces a potato shortage. Page
Wheat again advancing at Chicago, page 17.
Slower demand for stocks and bonds. Page.
All wool markets very strong. Page 17.
High rates bar to new charters. Page 17.
Portland and Vicinity.
Circulators of excise board petition may be.
prosecuted for forgery, pace 5.
Grand Jury Inquires Into multllatlon of ex
cise board petition: Page 3.
French trapper weds Sioux maid and will
take honeymoon trip across continent in
canoe. Page in.
Mike Severens believed to have sent out
false report of death. Page 1.
Portland Board of Trade in financial straits
"Desire of husband for auto bringi rt!on
for divorce. Page in.
City Attorney says expert mav be hired to
draw plan for Madison bridge, page 11
Municipal political battle is centered on
East Side. Page 10.
Mayor vetoes blanket streetcar franchise.
Numerous deeds on file -with County Clerk
believed to ha falsi fled. Paa-e. to