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VOL. XL1X XO. 15,116.
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, MAY lO, 1909.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
PROBE TO ENTER
AFFAIRS OF MANY
MOTHER MIGHT BE
FOUND BY RANSOM
WHEAT PIT WILL
SEE PATTEN TODAY
NO RAVENS TO FEED
I INSURANCE TRUST
JOKER SHOWS HEAD
BY HAZEL MOORE
MAR S II FIELD MAX BELIEVE S
PARENT IS KIDNAPED.
MAN LIES UNDER TREE FOUR
ILLINOIS FRATERNAIi SOCIETIES
DAYS IN STORM.
SOUND . WARNING.
Unrest General In Of
fices at Olympia.
MONEY BAGS ARE WATCHED
Red Tape Galore Will Bind All
HAY'S ORDERS ARE STRICT
CarcTul Scrutiny to Be Made of All
April Payments Governor De
mands to Know His Exact
Duties on All Boards.
OLTMPIA, Wash., May 9. (Special.)
Officialdom In the State of Washing
ton la on the qui Vive of apprehension,
and the strain caused by the Investiga
tions under way and impending Is hav- I
lng Its effect upon officers who are In
no way Implicated or suspected, as well
as those on whom the searchlight Is
All Is uncertainty. Everybody down
to the meanest deputy In the lowest
office feels the strain of the present
situation, and longs for the whole af
fair to be completed, so that the at
mosphere may clarify.
Just how far the Inquiry now under
way will go and Just what the results
will be cannot be foretold, but It Is now
as good as settled that the official af
fairs of the following officers, present
and past, will be gone Into:
Those on Anxious Seat. '
Alfcert K. Mead, ex-Governor.
Satn Ji Nichols, ex-Secretary of
Btate, whose resignation was forced
amea H. Schlvely, Insurance Com
missioner, who already lias been under
the searchlight, and whose resignation
Is momentarily expected.
George O. Mills. ex-State Treasurer
and son-in-law of M. J. Gordon, who Is
under arrest , at Spokane on embezzle
C. W. Claussen, State Auditor, whose
connection with the fraudulent vouch
ers of Ortis Hamilton, the embezzling
.Venn G. Lewis. State Treasurer, who
r imsrlf has demanded that his office be
lrvnig,tcd. In order that he may be
cleared of any possible suspicion.
In private conversation today Governor
Kay admits a thorough checking up of
the Ft ate Auditor's office will probably
t forced a a result of the late devel
opments. If it is made. It will probably
uncover many other vouchers represent
ing payments of the state which will
probably require explanation. Auditor
Claussen Is still absent from the 'city and
the time of his return is not definitely
known, although there are reports that
he will be back this week.
' A thorough overhauling of the entire
system of state vouchers has been be
gun, every office frightened by the Ham
ilton expose has abandoned careless and
slipshod methods of the past and is scru
tinizing every bill with care. Hundreds
of April claims and vouchers In the of
fice of the State Auditor and elsewhere
heretofore would have been gone through
In a hurry, but are now being held up
for careful scrutiny, and in many in
atancea the Auditors have demanded ex
planations before they will approve the
Hay. Too, Is Worried.
Thla week Attorney-General Bell will
be called upon by probably the majority
of state officials for decisions strictly
defining and outlining their duties with
respect to approving vouchers. One of
the first requests Bell will get will be
from Governor Hay. who is mighty anx
ious to know of Just what boards the Gov
ernor is an ex-officio member, and
what his duties thereon are. Hay, like
all the rest, has approved vouchers hast
ily. He approved the Claussen $244 vouch
ers for sundries, told .of In today's Ore
gonian, and he also placed his signature
on a number of Hamilton's Sad claims.
People who have claims against the state
now. no matter how legitimate, will have
to wait longer than usual, for auditing la
ItESIGN? NO, NOT CLAISEX
State Auditor Insists Responsibility
Is With Mead and Hay.
SEATTLE. Wash., May 9. (Special.)
"I shall never resign my "office as State
Auditor. 1 know of no reason why I
should resign, and if the friends of Jack
Schlvely think that by kicking up a dust
around me for the purpose of drawing
fire from him and centering an investi
gation on me they are mistaken. If any
one Is to be held to account the com
mittee had better got busy with Gov
ernor Mead and Governor Hay. The re
sponsibility for Hamilton's forged
voucher should go directly up to Gov
ernor Mead. He is the one.
I objected to the rubber stamp racket
of paying bills, but the Assistant Attorney-General
told me It was all right."
Thus did State Auditor Clausen de
liver himself tonight at his brother's
house, where he Is now staying, pre
paratory to his return to Olympia to
morrow. Clausen has been absent from his of
(Concluded on Page 2.)
Woman Missing Over Ten Days and
Distracted Son Says Reward
Has Been Hinted At,
MARSHFIELD, Or.. May 9. (Special.)
That his missing mother is being held
for ransom is the belief of August Stone,
son of Mrs. B. Stone, the aged woman
who disappeared about 10 days ago.
Mrs. Stone left the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Tyberg, in North Bend, to
come to Marshfleld to visit her son, and
she has never been seen since. - Parties
have dragged the bay and inlets in the
belief that the woman was drowned,
and officers and searching parties have
looked everywhere, but so far their ef
forts have been fruitless.
August Stone states be was approached
on the matter of offering a reward and
that It was intimated he would find "his
mother if he offered a ransom- of J500.
He will take up the matter with the
Prosecuting Attorney and Sheriff and the
kidnaping theory will be run down.
ROWBOAT SINKS; 9 DROWN
Occupants Become Panlcstrlcken
When Craft Dips Water.
WILKESBARRE, Pa.. May 9. Six
men, a woman and two children were
drowned Today in the Susquehanna
River near this city by the capsizing
of a rowboat In which they had start
ed for an outing. The dead:
Frank Ganofsky, his wife and two boys.
The boat drifted into the swift cur
rent and began to dip water. The oc
cupants became panic stricken and
called for assistance. Before aid could
reach them the boat filled with water
and sank. None of the occupants could
swim and hey were swept down the
river to their death.
BOSTON ELKS ARE COMING
Special Train to Los Angeles Will
Make Stop In Portland.
BOSTOX. Mass., May 9. (Special.)
Wealthy Elks from various New England
points have arranged to go to the grand
lodge convention to be held at Los Ange
les by a special train which will be the
very last word In the way of luxurious
travel. By a vote taken yesterday the
special will be routed to Portland and a
stop of at least a day will be made there.
To date 125 prominent. Elks have signed
for the private-traiifc'trip, 75 being mem
bers of the Boston lodge. One whole car
will be given over to the cuisine end of
the excursion, and the Elks will have In
charge their own particular chef. One
reason for the elaborate preparations is
that the party is planning a special cam
paign to get the next convention for
EXPLOSIVE" HIS TARGET
Nitro-Glycerine Katally Injures Man
Who Shoots With Pistol.
WASHINGTON", pa.. May 9. Steph
en Page is dying In a hospital here of
Injuries received today when a maga
zine containing 40 quarts of nitro
glycerine and 150 pounds of dynamite
Page and Tony Morrete, Italians, not
knowing what was in the can. pinned a
target to the mage-'ie and began
shooting at it with their revtTvers.
Morrete was not hurt. ' Houses a mile
and a half away were shaken by the
MAN KILLED IN OWN TRAP
Tries to Catch Chicken Thier, but
Gets Bullet in His Breast.
LOGANSPORT. Ind., May 9. Schuyler
Holly waa killed today by a trap he had
prepared to kill a thief that had been
raiding his chicken-house. He had ar
ranged an old muzzle-loading pistol so
that when the door of the chicken-house
opened the pistol would be discharged.
He forgot to disconnect the trap be
fore he opened the door, and the load
was discharged into his breast.
J. H. SchlTely. Ia.uraace Com- C. W. Clausen, Auditor,
Bull Leader to Resume
JULY OPTIONS ARE WATCHED
Spends Day at Evanston, See
ing Few Special Friends.
IS TOO BUSY FOR CHURCH
Prefers Home Rather Than Run
Gauntlet of Interviewers and Pho
tographers Recent' Opera
tion Cost Patten Some Cash.
CHICAGO. May 9. (Special.)
"Wheat King" James A. Patten will
tomorrow go down into the Chicago
wheat pit and resume his bull opera
tions, according to a- statement made
today by a member of his firm. Wheth
er or not his operations will be on
the same extensive scale as those
which recently gained him so much no
toriety, is not known, but it Is confi
dently predicted that there will be
some lively doings in the July option
Patten's rest cure did not end with
the finish of his jaunt to the Bartlett
ranch near Vermejo Springs, New
Mexico, the sequestered spot to which
he fled several days ago, when the
public agitation against him, due to
an advance in the price of bread, was
at its height. All of today he re
mained inside his granite mansion" in
Evanston, where he plans many of his
No Time to Go to Church.
Contrary to his custom of many
years, he did not attend divine serv
ice and those of his close friends who
visited him, came, to his home by spe
cial appointment. Mr. Patten refused
to see any reporters. The nearest they
got to him was over the telephone, and
his answer' to all of them was. "I will
not be interviewed." Those who per
sisted in calling at his Evanston home
were blandly Informed that he was not
At the First Methodist Church, his
place of worship, there was an unus
ually large attendance, including many
curiosity seekers. Mr. Patten remained
away from both morning and even
lng service rather than run the gaunt
let of interviewers and flashlight pho
tographers. He is especially sensitive
to publicity in connection with his
church, which is in no way involved
in his grain operations.
Patten Center of Interest.
Among wheat traders today there
was much speculation as to what Mr.
Patton would do. The general opin
ion is that if he resumes the bulling
of wheat, it will be on a much smaller
scale "-in in the May option. The
opinion was expressed in many quar
ters that Patten's operations last
month were not as profitable as was
generally believed. While - he made
a larger profit during the early part
of the campaign, the slump at the
close, and in the midst of which he
left the city, is said to have swallowed
up a great deal of his real money.
The Government crop report, as well
as bulletins from Europe and Argen
tine Republic, are bullish and this
gives the bulls basis for the hope that
July wheat may be sent as high a the
May option, which is now hovering
around 11.28, before, the month ends.
FARMERS PLAN UNION MOVE
Effort to Be Made to Keep Price of
Wheat Up Permanently.
RICHMOND, Va., May 9. (Special.)
That the present high price of wheat Is
not a natural condition and that It is
likely to result in ultimate injury to the
growers, is the opinion of Charles S.
Barrett, president of the Farmers' Union,
(Concluded on Pare 2.)
AND EX-OFFICIALS OF STATE OF
Best He Gets Is Incipient Pneumo
nia His Faith Receives
CHICAGO. May . 9. (Special.) E. M.
Brock, the aged Zlon City man who lay
four days under a tree during recent se
vere storms, waiting for ravens to feed
him, is slowly recovering from the fright
Dowieites, Volivians and other sects in
the city deny that Brock belongs to their
faction. He seems to be a religious en
thusiast who drifted into Zion.
He had read where Elijah, by exercising
faith, had been fed by the ravens, and
he concluded to try the plan himself.
He had sufficient faith to last four days,
during which he prayed incessantly, but
the fierce April tempest came up and the
ravens were not on the Job.
Poor Brock, drenched to the marrow,
chilled almost to death and on the verge
of starvation, finally gave up the at
tempt and suffered himself to be carried
back to his cabin, where he was dried
out and fed. The best he got was in
cipient pneumonia and rheumatism and
his faith received an awful Jolt.
"MOTHERS' DAY" IS KEPT
White Carnation Emblems Seen Ev
erywhere in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, May 9. Mothers'
day was celebrated here today by men
and women in every walk of life. Every
where the white carnation, chosen sym
bol of the new celebration, was to be
seen. Ten thousand of the flowers had
been purchased by the Philadelphia
Rapid Transit Company, that their em
ployes might do homage to their moth
ers. The sailors and marines at League
Island also were provided with the sym
The movement for the establishment
of Mothers' day as a world-wide holiday
was originated in this city by Miss Anna
Jarvis, whose mother died four years
SEATTLE. May 9. Mothers' day was
celebrated In nearly all of the Seattle
churches today. The church altars were
profusely decorated with white carna
tions, which afterwards were gathered
up and sent to the hospitals.
MULAI I THREATENS SPAIN
Warlike Hafid to Fight If Troops Re
- main in Rif Country.
MADRID, May 9. It is reported that
Mulai Hafid, the Sultan of Morocco, has
broken oft negotiations with Senor Merry
del Val, the Spanish Minister to Mo
rocco, who went to Fez recently to dis
cuss Moroccan affairs with him.
It is stated further that the Sultan has
written direct to King Alfonso, demand
ing Spanish evacuation of the Rif coun
try, and Intimating that he would con
sider refusal to withdraw a declaration
INTERMARRIAGE IS DECRIED
Dr. Harrison Disapproves of Jewish
NEW YORK, May 9. Dr. Leon Harri
son, of Temple Israel, St. Louis, stoutly
opposed the intermarriage of Jews and
Christians in a sermon today at the Free
Fusion, he said, would result only in
confusion, while "intermarriage would
simply mean, not that the vast majority
would be drawn to Israel, but that we of
Israel would be overwhelmingly merged
and lost in Christendom."
HAWAIIAN JAPS STRIKE
1500 Sugar Plantation Workers De
mand $ 1 Day Wages.
HONOLULU, May 9. Fifteen hundred
Japanese laborers employed on the Hono
lulu Sugar Plantation went on strike for
higher wages today, and it is expected
the movement will spread to the other
plantation where . Japanese are em
The field laborers demand they be paid
$1 a day, while those employed in the
sugar mills and elsewhere want a pro
WASHINGTON WHOSE NAMES
Albert E. Head, rx-Gverer.
Believe in Defeat of Re
HIGH PROTECTION FORCES GAIN
Aldrich Deftly Gathers Votes
From Western Men.
REVISIONISTS ARE HOPEFUL
Have Not Yet Exhausted Ammuni
tion and Will Continue Pointing
Out Injustices Friends of
Income Tax Lose Hope.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 9. (Spe
cial.) Standpatters in Congress have
gained much confidence since the de
bate commenced upon the tariff LI11
in the Senate, and now expres confi
dence that the element of the Repub
lican party demanding revision down
ward will be defeated when the final
measure of strength comes.
The result is not credited to any
material desertions from the forces of
the Republican revisionists, but rather
to accessions from the Democrats and
to the strong lntrenchment of the East
ern, or high protection, forces.
Not only in committees are the stand
patters In control, but the Republican
Congressional delegates from the East
and New England, numerically strong,
give a nucleus that does not require
much reinforcement to be masters upon
the floor of the Senate.
Aldrich Intrenches Himself.
Senator Aldrich, in command of the
high protection forces, with an experi
ence derived from participation in the
drafting and passage of several tar
iff laws, has deftly distributed favors
west of the Mississippi until he has
drawn from that section, especially the
mining states, enough votes to enable
him. together with those he will-rlifcve
on the Democratic side of the Senate, to
Downward-revision Republicans are
not hopeless. They will enter upon
another week of debate determined to
carry out their programme of expos
lire. They have not exhausted their
ammunition. It will be found, as the
different schedules are reported, that
all the inquiries and injustices from
their point of view are not confined
to the schedules and paragraphs which
have so far been dlscur-?d.
Income Tax Ixst?
While this campaign of education
will proceed. It will not be with the
idea that any votes in the Senate will
be changed or that the revision forces
will win in the contest. Not only' is it
generally admitted tonight tha' Mr.
Aldrich has the situation well in hand,
and will dictate the amendments that
will be made to the Senate bill, but
the friends of an income tax are los
ing confidence in success.
whom: tariff question up
Senate to Discuss Nothing Else Dur
lng Entire Wreek.
WASHINGTON, Max 9. The tariff
bill will continue to receive the undi
vided attention of the Senate during
the present week. Ostensibly the
amendments to the different schedules
will be before the Senate, but there
doubtless will be much general discus
slon of the whole tariff question. The
bill has aroused opposition among Re
publican Senators which had not been
counted upon, and while the finance
committee is still confident it will be
sustained, there Is little effort by Its
members to conceal the fact they are
annoyed over the situation because of
the delay. If not for other reasons.
The general opinion is In the end the
committee will prevail, but every turn
in the pathway of discussion opens up
(Concluded cm Pag 4.)
ARE INVOLVED IN PRESENT INVESTIGATION.
Gers a. MUlm, ex-State Treasurer.
Bill Before Legislature to Make Pos
sible Billion Dollar Trust for
CHICAGO, May 9 (Special.) Leaders
of fraternal insurance societies have dis
covered a Joker in House Bill No. 662,
now ready for a third reading In the Illi
nois Legislature, which, if passed, will
develop a billion dollar insurance combi
nation with power to force smaller con
cerns and fraternal orders out of the
The bill in question contains a clause
which provides that any insurance com
pany doing business in Illinois may issue
policies with special rates of premium lens
thsn the usual rates to members of labor
unions, lodges and other organizations
who, through an officer, may take out
insurance of not less than 100 members.
In this proviso fraternal men see possi
bilities of a great insurance corporation,
which, by cutting rates, would utterly
annihilate competition of smaller and fra
It was only by accident that the at
tention of fraternal men was drawn to
the Joker. A strong lobby will be aent
to Springfield to fight It.
CHILD IS BURNED ALIVE
Alone In Room With Spring Lock,
He Starts Fire With Matches.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B- C, May 9.
(Special.) The 2-year-old son t O.
G. Naud, of Jubilee, was burned to
death early this morning.
The little fellow was left alone in
an upstairs room, the door of which
was closed with a spring lock. The
boy slammed the door and commenced
playing with matches, setting fire to
his clothes. Shrieking with pain, the
little fellow rolled on the floor while
his nurse made frantic efforts to break
down the door, having no key, but by
the time she succeeded in effecting an
entry the child was so severely burned
that death soon ensued.
WU TING FANG TO TEACH
Accepts Presidency of Chinese
School In Chicago.
CHICAGO, May 9. Wu Ting Fang, Chi
nese Minister to the United States, has
accepted the presidency of the Chinese
school of Chicago.
The school is one of a series started
under the auspices of the Imperial Chi
nese government. Courses in Chinese
literature, domestic science, Chinese and
International law and In the customs and
habits of Chinese in their own country
will be given.
POLANDER ATTACKS CHIEF
Alleged Nihilist Fires Five Shots at
Head of Moscow Police.
PARIS, May 9. A Polander named
Vitkoff tried to kill M. von Kotten, Chief
of the Secret Police of Moscow, in a
hotel here today. He fired five shots at
the official, but missed.
M. von Kotten asserts Vitkoff is
dangerous Nihilist who escaped from
Siberia. Vitkoff said he attacked von
Kotten for the purpose of exposing the
methods of Russian political service.
WESTON SORE AND STIFF
So Lame ' He Has to Come Down'
TOPEKA, Kan.. May 9. Edward Pay-
son Weston, so stiff he was compelled
to come downstairs backward, started at
12:06 o'clock this morning on his trip of
71 miles to Junction City, where he ex
pects to spend the night. A small crowd.
composed mostly of policemen and boys,
saw him start.
POSTAL EMPLOYES SCARED
French Government Firm and No
Strike Is In Prospect.
PARIS, May 9. Conditions were fa
vorable for the Government in its con
troversy with the postal employes. It
was said today, and it Is not likely a
strike would be declared for the pres
ent. The Government's firmness has
made a deep impression upon the rank
Sam II. Xlcfcola, ex-Seeretary ml
Denies She Led Ortis
Hamilton Astray. '
GOES SOUTH WITH DAUGHTER
Seattle Woman Says "Nora
Hamilton" Real Vampire.
MAY TRY STAGE CAREER
Embezzlement by Washington Offi
cer Was to Meet Expenditures on.
Inamorata, Formerly in Port
land, Is Assertion Made.
Declaring that another woman, and not
herself, was to blame for the downfall
of Ortis Hamilton, ex-Adjutant-General
of the Washington National Guard, the
confessed embezzler, Mrs. Hazel Moore
passed through Portland last night, en
route from Seattle to Oakland.
"Nora Hamilton" is the name given by
Mrs. Moore for the other woman in the
case, and she is corroborated in that the
books of a local hotel show that Hamil
ton visited a woman by that name in
Portland. Mrs. Moore emphatically de
nied that she herself had used the name '
Deficit Paid by Hamilton.
"It is this woman who led Mr. Hamil
ton astray," said Mrs. Moore. "She car
ried a deposit in a Portland bank, and
investigation will show that Mr. Hamil
ton made up a deficit of several hundred
dollars which she incurred."
Mrs. Moore is accompanied by her
daughter, and has a vast amount of bag
gage. It is said she will meet her mother
in Oakland, but this she would not admit.
She expects later to go to New York and
says she has an offer to go on the stage.
It that Is not accepted, she will go to
England, her former husband's home.
Mrs. Moore admitted to a fear that
he was in danger of arrest. While in
Portland she kept constantly on the
watch for detectives and officers.
Girl Opposite of Mother.
Mrs. Moore's d -ghter, a girl of 8
years. Is aa pretty and dainty as a pic
ture, and just the opposite of her
mother, who is to some extent florid,
inclined to be podgy in build, yet really
handsome and possessing some peculiar
magnetic power that attracts any one
who speaks to her.
"I have never mentioned parts of this
to anyone, young man," she said. "Now;
take care you treat me straight, or I'll
slap your face again like I did a reporter
When talking she was very proficient
In the use of slang, neglected tenses and
in every way excited continual wonder
that she could be the woman said to
have lured young Hamilton to his ruin.
Her denial of this is complete.
"Yes, Hamilton loved me," she said,
(Concluded on Page 13.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
Standpatters confident "revision downwards
advocates of tariff will lose. Page 1.
Congress to take up entire week la tariff
disc usb ion. Face 1.
Mehemmed V to have sword girded on to
day in equivalent to coronation. Page 3.
Belgian methods in Congo Free State on
t trial In suit against missionaries. Page 3.
Russian Douma expected to be dissolved
shortly. Page 3.
Ten striking members of Philippine Legis
lature return to session. Page 2.
Squadron of gunboats hunts bandit among
Islands of Sulu. Page 3.
Air currents to be used for balloon trip
New York to Europe. Page 4.
Daughter of C. Oliver Iselln overcomes
father's objection to foreign son-in-law.
Fatten will return to wheat pit today; ex
citement expected. Page 1-
Zlonite starves In rain four days under tree
waiting for raven to feed him. Page 1.
Million dollar insurance trust joker found
in proposed Illinois law. Page 1.
Bets are that Calhoun will not be con
victed. Page 3.
Coast League scores: San Francisco 41.
Portland 4; Los Angeles 4-5; Sacramento
3-0; Vernon 4-0, Oakland 1-4. Page S.
Northwestern League scores: Portland
Vancouver, rain; Spokane 12, Taooma 6;
Seattle 3, Aberdeen 1. Page 8.
Casey's Colts will open In Portland to
morrow. Page 8.
Owners, breeders and fanciers leave for
home with dogs exhibited at recent show.
Batting averages of Northwestern League
players sbow general slump, page 13.
Socialist grills Carnegie for giving books to
worklngmen, but no time to read them.
Two bluejackets given medals for bravery
In fighting fire in Chill. Page 4.
Marshfleld man thinks mother is kidnaped,
says he bas been asked for reward.
Man shot in duel over woman at Gates has
chance for life. Page 5.
Theater in Tacoma burns, actors lose heav
ily. Page 5.
Officials at Olympia badly worried; new
exposure feared. Page L
Northern Pacific loses Idaho lumber traffic
to Milwaukee. Page 5.
Timely rain helps Willamette Valley crops.
Portland and Vicinity.
Mrs. Hazel Moore blames another woman
for -Hamilton's downfall. Page 1.
Three camps will oppose Simon for elec
tion. Page 9.
Democrats believed to have nominated four
Republican candidates. Page 14.
Dr. Foulkes t-ells causes of breach between
church and labor and proposes closer
union. Page 12.
Rev. W. O. Eliot, Jr., defends committee
on charter revision. Page 14.