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VOL. XLIX.- XO. 15,115.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY 8, 1909.
PRICE FIVE CEXTS.
EARTH RANSACKED OnM Will I RUN
CLUB GIRLS DEFY
GIRL CAUSES DUEL;
TWO MEN MAY DIE
SIMON LEADS AT
HAS GOULD LOST
VOTING ON STRIKE
UHD DADC CI HDA ULIIUIIIL HILL. IIUII
i w 1 1 i i r 1 1 1 i i I I ft
WALL STREET RUMOR SAYS
FORTUNE' SPENT ON GROUNDS
DELTA GAMMA SORORITY TAKES
CONTROL GONE TO MACKAY.
OF CALIFORNIA HOME.
TROUBLES TO COURT.
Indications Favor Him
in Today's Contest.
OTHERS ALSO CLAIM VICTORY
Rushlight and McDonell Each
Expects to Win.
LIGHT VOTE IS PROBABLE
'Chairman Mauley Predicts 12,00 0
Republican Ballots Will Be Cast
Out of 28,000 Registered.
Polls to Open at Noon.
FORECAST OF TODAY'S PRIMARY
McDonell, Rushlight and Simon each
declared ' last night that he would
win the Republican nomination for
Chairman Manley. of the Republican
city central committee, predicts that
the total Republican vote -will not ex
ceed 12,000 of a total registered party
vote of about 28,000.
Polls will be open for today's elec
tion from , 12 o'clock noon until T
The use of carriages and alt forms
of electioneering are barred under the
provisions of the corrupt practices act.
Candidates are to be nominated by
Republican and Democrats for the
following offices: Mayor, Munclpal
Judge. City Auditor. City Treasurer,
City Attorney. two Councllrnen-at-large
and one Councilman each from
the Second, Third, Fifth, Ninth and
With Simon, Rushlight and McDonell
each declaring that he was certain of
receiving the Republican nomination for
Mayor in today's contest, the pre-primary
campaign for Portland municipal nomina
tions was practically concluded last night,
A. A. Bailey, State Senator, the fourth
man in the field, it Is very generally
predicted will ' finish the race In fourth
place. The campaign has been marked
by inaction on the part of most of the
candidates, and a general apathy on the
part of the electors. However, the vari
ous candidates will not quit their quest
for votes until the pools open at noon
The eonfllctlng claims of strength ad
vanced by three of the candidates for
the mayoralty nomination, coupled with
the practical Inability to get any definite
Information on the situation, make it
more than ordinarily difficult to forecast
the probable result of today's election.
McDonell Has Made Gains.
Indications ure, however, that Simon
will be nominated. While McDonell has
developed surprising strength during the
last week, the Impression that the fight
lies between Simon and Rushlight is so
general that a conservative prediction of
the results scarcely Justifies giving Mc
Donell better than third place.
Friends of McDonell, nevertheless, are,
far more optimistic, and confidently ex
pect that their candidate will head the
ticket. It Is admitted that the strength
of McDonell depends entirely on the ex
tent to which he has been able to dis
organize Rushlight's following. The lat
ter firmly persists that, while he has
been made the target of attack from the
three opposing candidates, his following
has not been scattered.
Friends of the assembly ticket feel con
fident that every candidate recommended
by the Baker Theater gathering of Re
publicans will be nominated. This pre
diction by them is based on the grounds
that the nly objection that has been
urged Rgainst these candidates is ?he fact
that they were suggested by a meeting
of representative members of the party.
Assembly Entirely Regular.
That the proceedings incident to that
assembly were entirely regular and with
in the provisions of tbe direct primary
law itself, it is contended, has been es
tablished to the satisfaction of the aver
age Republican voter who Is concerned
for the success of the party and the
nomination and election of its candidates.
It is pointed out by the assembly friends
that at no time have the candidates of
that gathering been assailed on the
charge that they were not qualified and
competent, and they are depending on
that form of indorsement to guarantee
the nomination of the complete ticket.
While they will not admit it. the assem
bly forces are known to be fearful for
some of the candidates suggested for
Ward Councllmen. The candidacy of
these men does not enter materially into
the general situation, from the fact that
such nominations always resolve them
selves into purely local issues and are
governed largely by the manifold inter
ests of the respective wards concerned.
Aside from the ward contests, however,
the assembly people predict the success
of their entire ticket. Including Mayor,
Municipal Judge and the two Councll-men-at-Iarge.
Munly Is Probable Choice.
The Democrats are not expected very
actively to participate in today's elec
tion. In the first place, they have not
regularly nominated a candidate for any
of the offices. As a result, the members
of this party will nominate their ticket
today by writing the names of candl-
( Concluded on Page 12.)
May Be One of Conditions on Which
Rockefeller Pulled Him
NEW "YORK, May 7. (Special.) Has
George Gould parted with the control of
the Western Union, and has this control
passed to the Mackay company, which
dominates the rival company, the Postal
Telegraph-Cable Company, and is ' ths
largest individual stockholder In the Am
erican Telephone & Telegraph Company?
This Is what Is puzzling Wall street
today, and the action of Western Union
of late and its sharp rise today tends to
give - color- to- the story. It has been
known that, when George Gould found
himself bard pressed as the result of the
panic, he was forced to make his peace
with, the Rockefeller Interests and that
be was given financial assistance on cer
tain conditions and within certain lim
itations. These limitations, as a rule, affected
his railroad holdings and, while be is still
the dominant factor in the Missouri Pa
cific, the power behind the scenes is be
lieved by Wall street to rest at 26 Broad
way. MEN JUST TO "LEND TONE"
Spokane Women Did Not Need Them
at Suffrage Meeting.
SPOKANE, Wash., May 7. (Special.)
tA meeting managed entirely by worn
en, with women speakers, a women's
orchestra and women ushers, was held
at the South Central High School to
night, and Mrs. Edith Delong Jarmuth
and Mrs. Cora Mellott, of Seattle, were
the principal speakers. The meeting is
held by the local branch of the Equal
Suffragist Association, and the head of
ficers occupied seats on the stage.
, While men were welcome at the
meeting, they played no part in the
evening's programme, except to "lend
tone" to the gathering. The two visit
ors from Seattle have been prominent
in this line of work on the Coast and
were in the lobby at Olympla with Mrs.
May Arkwright Hutton, of Spokane, at
the time the Legislature was in session.
SHRIEKING WOMEN FIGHT
Bakers' Strike in New York Causes
Rioting and Bloodshed.
NEW YORK, May 7. Women figured
conspicuously today in street rioting In
cldent to the bakers' strike. Most of the
trouble 'occurred on the upper East Side.
A woman -customer leaving a bakery
was attacked by women. A policeman
who arrested one of her assailants was
attacked by a shrieking mob of women
and men, who threw bottles, bricks and
clubs at him. The mob ran when . he
drew his revolver.
Another policeman had a similar ex
perience with a crowd of women who had
slightly injured the daughter of a bakery
proprietor. The women followed him
into a butcher's shop and attacked him
viciously. They were driven out by other
GOES DOWN WITH. 21 MEN
Lake Steamer Shores Has Sunk Off
DULUTH, Minn., May 7. Advices re
celved here tonight say the steamer
Shores, six days overdue at Duluth, went
down off WhitefiBh Point, in Lake Su
perior. with all on board. The crew and
passengers numbered 21.
MARINETTE, Wis., May 7. Nothing
Is known of the loss of the steamer
Shores at Munising. The steamer Get
tysburg reports having run through
drifting wreckage last night near Sable
Point. This wreckage consisted of
pilot-house, yawl boat, skylight and
cabin. There is no question that some
steamer has been lost between Munising
and Whiteflsh Point.
PREACHERS TO GET PASSES
Judge McCredie Invites Portland
Ministers to Ball Games.
VANCOUVER, Wash., May 7. (Spe
cial.) "For some time I have been think
ing about it. anl I have at last decided
I will give to each minister In Portland
a season pass to the baseball games,"
said Judge W. W. McCredie this after
noon at . the courthouse.
"I believe they would enjoy going to
the games, and are entitled to passes. If
they care for them I am going to have
Judge McCredie believes that Walter
McCredie has a strong bunch of players
this season and will win the pennant for
PRESS BUTTON, FIRES GUN
Electrical "Director" .Invented by
LONDON, May 7. Rear-Admiral Sir
Percy Scott has Invented and experi
mented with an electrical "director," by
which human gun-laying In barbettes
may be abolished. With this invention
the guns are elevated and fired in abso
lute safety by the pressure of a button.
Albany Oats Make Record.
ALBANY, Or., May 7. (Special.) Oats
advanced one cent a bushel in the Al
bany market today and reached the record-breaking
local price of 55 cents.
Wheat Is yet quoted at a dollar a bushel.
Sales are very light In both grains.
All Who Quit Work.
RAILROADS MAY BE TIED UP
Blockade of All Commmunica-
LEADERS MAY BE ARRESTED
Declaration That Union Is Illegal
Means Fine and Prl9on Whole
Movement Part of Plan to
PARTS, ' May . 7. t-Warned in advance
that to strike means dismissal from the
service, the members of the Post, Tele
graph & - Telephone Employes' Associa
tlons in various cities have already voted
in principle for a general strike, and the
Congress of Railroad Men has.,ordered a
referendum on the question of ordering a
strike and has appointed a strike com'
That a strike will result is a foregone
conclusion. The titles where it has been
decided upon include several of the
largest industrial centers,' such as Lyons
and Havre. The time to strike alone ap
pears to be undecided, having been left
by the local unions to the general strike
committee of each organization.
Will Dismiss All Strikers.
The determination of the government
to fight to a finish the question of the
right of state employes to strike is
shown by the declaration of M. Barthou
the Minister of Public Works, that the
government, in the event of an attempt
being made to strike, will instantly dis
miss from the service any postman who
ceases work. This action will be taken
under the Chamber of Deputies' vote of
confidence in the government on March
19 last, during the strike of the state
employes. The resolution of confidence
was drawn up to meet Just such an
eventuality. It said:
"The Chamber of Deputies la resolved
not to tolerate the strike of state em
ployes. It is confident of the govern
ment's ability to restore peace and order
in the public service and approves of the
declarations of the government."
Which Will Act First.
It remains to. be seen which party to
-the controversy will make the first move.
The Attorney-General is expected to de
clare that the syndicate organized by
the posts, telegraph and telephone em.
ployes is illegal under the 1884 act, which
limits labor unions to professions and
trades engaged in competitive industry
Such a declaration would make the or
ganizers immediately subject to heavy
fines and imprisonment. Such arrests
may be awaited as tbe signal to strike,
or the employes may decide to strike
before the government acts and thus get
in the first blow. .
Public sympathy Is strongly with the
(Concluded on Page Three.)
, IS HE FOR RED LIGHT, HOLY LIGHT, OR RUSHLIGHT?
H. E. Huntington, Trolley Magnate,
Gathers Costly Plants From
All Quarters of Globe.
LOS ANGELES, May 7. (Special.) H.
E. Huntington, who- is building the most
palatial country mansion in the West on
the old Shorb Rancho, 11 miles north
east of this city, is ransacking the earth
for rare trees and shrubs to grace his
beautiful grounds of 468 acres.
Already the landscape admirably hal-
ances with hill and dale, plain, plateau
and deep canyons on the edge of San Ga
briel Valley, which contains the largest
collection of old oaks in the South. To
these the trolley magnate has added
$23,000 worth of plants from many lands.
while expending $100,000 on the grounds.
upon which 40 gardeners have been at
work . two years. And this is but the
Every week shipments of trees ' and
shrubs - from . Asia,. Africa and South
America arrive. .Huntington has Just
purchased .$6000. worth in China and Ja
pan. Included are five palms, which cost
$200 to $530 each. Ferns from Australia
and New Zealand are also coming.
HARLAN SENT TO PRISON
Nephew of Supreme Judge and Two
Others Guilty of Peonage.
PENSACOLA, Pla., May 7. Manager
W. S. Harlan, of the Jackson Lumber
Company, of Lockhart, Ala.; Robert
Gallagher, assistant superintendent,
and three of the company's foremen,
will have to serve terms In the Atlan
ta Federal prison, to which they were
sentenced in the United StateB Circuit
Court here three years ago on the
charge of conspiracy to commit peon
age. The United States Supreme Court,
according to telegrams received here
today by locl court officials, has de
nied a writ of certiorari in the case.
Harlan is a nephew of Justice Harlan
of the Supreme Court of - the United
States. . He is one of the most promi
nent lumbermen in the South. The mills
at Lockhart, where it was alleged for
eigners were held as peons, are the
largest In this section.
WESTON BEHIND SCHEDULE
Stops 1 S Miles Short of Topeka,
Where He Was Expected.
TOPEKA, Kan.. May 7 Edward Pay-
son - Weston, who Is ' walking from New
Tork to the Pacific Coast, reached Law
rence at 5:30 this afternoon, making only
a brief stop and continuing his westward
Journey to Perry, 16 miles east of here,
where he prepared to pass the night.
He will leave Perry tomorrow morning
and expects to reach Warn ego tomorrow
night. Weston expected to reach Topeka
this evening, but could not, because of
his late start from Kansas City, i
MESSINA REFUGEE FOUND
AH His Friends Killed, Lad Walks
to Paris Seeking Work.
PARIS, May 7. The police tonight
found a ragged, starving Italian boy on
a bench In the street. Through an in
terpreter he said all his friends had per
ished in the earthquake at Messina and
that he had made his way afoot to Paris
in the hope of earning his living.
Get Tammany Support,
SOME SCHEMES NEED PUSHING
Traction Magnate. Thinks
Jerome Is Useful.
BUT POPULARITY IS GONE
Hailed as Greatest Campaigner,. Je
rome Has Not Made Good, for
He Let Insurance and Trac
tion Thugs Escape.
BY LLOYD K. LONERQAN.
NEW TORK, 'May 7. (Special.) The
first of the Spring booms for Mayor has
made its appearance, and District At
torney William Travers Jerome is an
open candidate for the Tammany nomi
The statement is made by men who
should be in a position to know that Je
rome- has the backing of Thomas F.
Ryan, who wants a "safe man" in the
City Hall, because he hopes to put
through another traction -merger to take
the place - of the present bankrupt af
Strange to say, several Tammany men,
hitherto regarded as astute, have ex
pressed . approval of the Jerome boom
and are convinced that he would add
strength to the ticket. Included in this
list are "Big Tim" Sullivan and Sheriff
"Tom" Foley. Murphy, of course, gen
erally does what Ryan wants, although
of course he would not put Jerome up
If he thought the man wojild be de
"Jerome is the most aggressive cam
paigner in town," is the way one Tam
many district leader puts it- "He has a
strong personal following, and can sway
It anyway he pleases. He showed his
ability the other night at Cooper Union,
when he won applause from a crowd that
had greeted him with hisses when he
first made his .appearance on the plat
form. He turned a mob of enemies int;
a crowd of friends, and that shows what
kind of a campaigner he Is."
'' Only Friends Are Millionaires.
Other men who have studied conditions
as carefully as this' district .leader be
lieve that Jerome would be the worst de
feated candidate since the days that Va
Wyck, the Iceman Mayor, was beaten to
a whisper when he ran for Justice of
the Supreme -Court.
There are two classes of citizens who
unless all signs' fail, can be counted upon
to oppose Jerome's aspirations. These are
the men who have insurance policies and
those who have been injured by the aboli
tion of transfers on the traction lines.
And, it might be added, this includes
nearly everybody outside of the million
When the committee of which Hughes
was counsel made its - insurance dis
closures, Jerome took the center of the
stage, and while the calcium played with
(Concluded on Page 5.)
Girls Say Owner of Honse Has No
Right to Demand $75 When They
Are Willing to Pay $60.
SEATTLE, 'Wash.. May 7. (Special.)
Confronted by six pairs of snapping.
Indignant feminine eyes, shaded with
veritable creations in the way of hats.
E- W. Bolzow, a lonely bachelor, had
the temerity to go on the witness-stand
in Judge Wilson R. Gay's court this
morning and tell of his efforts to make
the Delta Gamma Sorority at the unl
versity pay $75 a month for its sorority
house at 4519 Fourteenth avenue North
east, when the Delta. Gamma Sorority
has not the slightest Intention of pay
ing one cent more than $60 a month for
any old sorority house. Mr. Bolzow
raised the rent Just the same.
"We won't pay it, .girls," declared
the braver ones.
"Why should we pay it when we
don't want to? How perfectly absurd
to think that we will."
Then Mr. Bolzow raised once more.
The girls told their story to the Jury
this afternoon, and the Jury is still de
bating. FATHER KIDNAPS HIS CHILD
Steals Little Girl From Bed at Night
Despite Mother's Pleas.
LEWISTON, Idaho, May 7. (Special.)
Officers have been scouring the Lewis
ton country today in an effort to arrest
Fred Follmer, who Is charged with kid
naping his 2-year-old daughter from her
mother's home in Kami ah last night, and
the whole prairie country is aroused over
the matter. Follmer has not been living
with his wife since last January, but has
permitted her to support herself and
child, according to the story told by the
distracted mother last night.
Follmer and father left here yesterday
afternoon and went to Vollmer, where
they secured a rig, driving 24 miles to
Kamlah. The child had been sent to bed
and was soundly sleeping in ber night
gown at 10 o'clock when Follmer entered
the house and carried her out while the
mother - frantically followed, imploring
htm to leave the child. Mrs. Follmer de
clares that she followed the buggy half
way up Five-Mile Hill, when she returned
to Kamlah and swore to a warrant charg
ing her husband with kidnaping. Today
the senior Follmer was arrested at Voll
mer, but he gave no information of the
whereabouts of his son and young grand
daughter. POET'S STATUE UNVEILED
Granddaughter . of Longfellow Pulls
Silken Cord at Capital.
WASHINGTON, May 7. The nations of
the world, through their diplomatic rep-
resentatives, today joined with America
in paying tribute to the memory of Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow, when a statue
of "America's most popular poet" was
unveiled with Imposing ceremonies in the
fashionable center of the National capital.
The granddaughter of the poet. Miss
Enica Thorpe, of Cambridge. Mass.,
pulled the silken cord which unveiled the
statue, a splendid bronze affair..
VAST FORTUNE ALL' GONE
Morse Says All His $30,000,000
Lost in Panic.
NEW YORK, May 7. C. W Morse
the ex-banker, who is now in the Tombs
prison under sentence for violation of
the National banking laws, has not a
share of stock, a bond or a piece of real
estate left of his fortune of an estimated
value of $30,000,000, according to evidence
which he gave in supplementary proceed.
ings made public today.
RIVERS FOUND NAVIGABLE
Government Explores Grand and
Green Above Junction.
LOS ANGELES, May 7. Lieutenant" L.
C. Easton, assistant to Captain Fries,
Government engineer here, returned to
day from an exploration of the Grand and
Green Rivers in Utah and Arizona, and
stated that as a result of the trip a report
will be sent to Washington declaring
those two rivers - navigable for many
miles above their junction where they
meet and form the Colorado.
EVELYN ESCAPES JAIL
Attorneys Pay Fine Imposed for Con
tempt of Court.
NEW YORK. May 7. Evelyn Nesblt
Thaw did not go to jail today. Instead
representatives of her counsel paid the
receiver appointed to take charge of Mrs,
Thaw's affairs the amount of $250. the
fine Imposed for contempt In failure to
appear in supplementary proceedings.
There still remains to be paid nearly
$100 in costs.
TAFT HAS INFLAMED EYE
Absent From Statne Unveiling, but
Attends Cabinet Meeting.
WASHINGTON, May 7. President Taft
was compelled to abandon the Idea of
attending the unveiling of the Longfel
low statue In this city today, owing to
a badly Inflamed eye. The President at
tended to business as usual today, sitting
with hie Cabinet.
Gates, on Santiam, Is
Scene of Shooting.
MEN OPEN FIRE ON SIGHT
William Herve and Henry Sulli
van Shoot Each Other.
VICTIMS ARE IN HOSPITAL
Woman In Case Was Friend ol
Herve, but Is Met at Train by
Sullivan, Who Escorts Her to
His Home Trouble Follows.
ALBANY. Or., May 7. (Special.) Will-
lam Herve and Henry Sullivan shot each
other in a pistol duel at Gates, on the
Corvallis & Eastern Railroad, 39 miles
east of Albany, today, and both. will prob
ably die. Trouble over a girl arose be
tween the two men a week ago, and both
began shooting when they first met at
11:30 o'clock this morning.
Knowing that Sullivan would arrive in
Gates this morning on the stage from the
Gold Creek mining district, Herve an
nounced that he would shoot him on
sight. A friend of Sullivan's met the
stage before it reached town and warned
him that Herve was waiting for him.
Men Fire at Close Range. i
When the stage drove into town, Herve
was standing on the porch of the Gates
Hotel. As Sullivan stepped from the
stage both men saw each other at the
same time and began firing at a dis
tance of about 26 feet. Each man fired
three shots before he fell.
Herve was shot through the stomach,
the bullet going clear through his body.
Sullivan was struck in the right side of
the neck, . the bullet ranging downward
and lodging in his body. . It is said that
HerVe cannot possibly live, and that
there are small chances for Sullivan'
According to the story told by people
of Gates to T. M. Humphrey, mail clerk
on tbe Corvallis & Eastern Railroad, who
reached Albany tonight, Herve sent for
girl from Aumsvlile, Marion County,
to come to Gates and meet him.
Sullivan Carries Girl to Camp.
The girl came, but through some mis
understanding Herve failed to meet the
train. Sullivan met the girl in Gates,
according to the story received here.
formed an acquaintance with her and
took her with him Into the Gold Creek .
mining district. This occurred about a
week ago, and Herve, learning of the
girl's whereabouts, swore vengeance on
Sullivan. He heard that Sullivan would
(Concluded on Pace 7.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 62
ucsiccb, 111 in nil uni , a j degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; northerly winds.
Hot election in Newfoundland today; may
break Ions deadlock. Page 2.
Senate votes to retain Dingiey train! on
lead in ore. Page . 6.
Jerome may be Tammany candidate for
Mayor aX New York but defeat ia pre
dicted. Page 1.
Crop report causes bull riot at Chlcag-o;
July touches $1.17. Pass 2.
H. E. Hunting-ton ransacks giobo for rare
plants for California home. Page 1.
Captain Hains if acquitted may go way of
Thaw before lunacy commission. Page 1.
Testimony,, in Older kidnaping case shows
Brown Instructed serving warrants.
Page i. -Rumor
that Gould has lost control of
Western Union to Mackay. Page 1.
Mrs. Boyle refuses to defend herself on kid
naping charge; both she and Boyle want
to Implicate third party. Page a.
Mutual friend testifies Osborn did not tell
about Christmas kiss given Mrs. Evans.
Admiral Evans emphatic against disarma
ment. Page 4.
Vlrgllia Bogue, formerly of Portland, chosen
Queen of the Portola Festival. Pag .
Coast League scores: San Francisco , Port
land 2; Vernon 5. Oakland 2; Sacramento
2, Los Angeles 1. Page 8.
Mike Donlln olTers to return to New York
Qlanu. Page .
Casey's Northwestern League team will open
in Portland Tuesday. Page 8.
Northwestern League scores: Portland 3.
Vancouver 2; Spokane 7. Tacoma 1; Aber
deen 2. Seattle t. Page 8.
Two men expected to,, die as result of duel
over woman at Gates, on Santiam.
Ortls Hamilton put in Jail. Page .
O A. C. cadets reviewed by Army officers.
Four victims of Seattle Armory accident
may die of injuries. Page B.
Seattle friend of Schlvely says that official
will resign. Page 7.
Other state officers at Olympla. to feel probe.
Henry E. Reed threatens $70,000 damage
suit against A-Y-P officials. Page 7.
Marshfield has $0OO fire; two people In
jured. Page 3.
Portland and Vicinity. '
Indications favor Simon for nomination In
today's primaries. Page 1.
Hopkin Jenkins elected principal new Jef
ferson High School. Page 12.
Water Board adopts method of repairing
broken pipe. Page 11.
Engineer stops his train Just In time to pre
vent dastardly murder. Pase 14.
Mysterious shooting affray at Swift Packing
Plant. Page 12.
Portland business men's excursion arouses
great interest. Page 18.
Seattle firm refuses to funslsh vitrified brick
for pavement work. Pfage 18.
Candidate Rushlight's record with 'regard
to liquor interests. Page
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