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VOL. XLIX.-NO. 15,118.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 1909.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
AT GRAYS HARBOR
AS LAUNCH SINKS
HA1NS IS GUILTY.
CUPID IN BATTLE
GENERAL STRIKE IS
BEGUN III FRANCE
DECLARES MINING STOCK IS AS
SET IN ITSELF.
LABORERS MEET AWFCTJ DEATH
TRIP. TO HONOLULU CHANGES
Visitors in Autos Shown
ABERDEEN ELKS ENTERTAIN
New Town of Raymond Is Rev
elation to Portlanders.
OYSTERS FROM WILLAPA
South Bend Hosts Supply X'nique
Souvenirs Excursion Party
Finds Hearty Welcome
AH Along Route.
BT EDGAR B. riPER.
ABERDEEN, Wash.. May 11. (Staff
Correspondence.) The Portland business
men's excursion -wound up a strenuous
flay at this most remarkable lumber me
tropolis. The advent here of the Port
land pilgrims was made a gala occasion.
The Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce
met the visitors with a battery of auto
mobiles and tock them on a hurried ride
through the busy manufacturing terri
tory of the town. The continuous pano
rama of sawmills, shingle mills and box
factories was a revelation to every Port
land man. Twenty ships loading lum
ber was among the notable sights.
Aberdeen Elks Entertain.
Tonight at the Klks' Club there was a
general reception, at which K. G. Jones,
a prominent banker, presided. Remarks
on behalf of Aberdeen were made by
Mr. Jones, F. C. Wilcox and E. C. Finch
and for Portland by Tom Richardson.
Sam Connell, F. H. Fogarty and Edgar
At Hoquiam, a neighboring city, there
was also a most cordial reception. The
activities of Hoquiam are no less con
splcuous than Aberdeen's. There was
much to be seen and It was all seen by
the visitors under the guidance of many
Hoquiam clcUens. ,
South Bend Serves Oysters.
After a rapid night run over the South
Bend extension of the Northern Pacific
from Ontralta, the Portland business
men's excursion awakened this morning
to find themselves at South Bend, the ter
minus of the branch road, and an Im
portant Southwestern Washington city
At X A. M. a large delegation of South
(Bend citizens, headed by the Mayor,
came to the station and formally wel
corned the. visitors. Kaon member of the
excursion was presented with a bottle of
the Justly celebrated native Shoalwater
Bay (Wlllapa Harbor) oysters, which
later served .is a most delicious addition
to the excellent dining-car luncheon. The
Portland men made the usual excursion
of business houses and were later taken
on the steamer Reliable ' several miles
down the Wlllapa River to its confluence
with the harbor.
On the return a straight run by steamer
was mado up the river to the remarkable
town of Raymond, on the Willapa River,
seven miles above South Bend. It would
take a volume to tell the story of Ray
mond, and I will not undertake it here
and now; but it will be done later. Ray
mond Is largely the product of the brains
and energy of A. C. Little, formerly well
known In Washington public affairs as
State Fish Commissioner and as general
factotum of the Rogers administration.
Raymond Is Big Surprise.
Five, years ago Raymond was nothing.
Now it has 12 large mills, a variety of
kindred enterprises and a payroll of $75,000
per month. During February of this year
S2 cargoes of lumber were dispatched
from Raymond. :nostly to San Francisco
and Sap. Pedro. Raymond was altogether
the most unique experience of the Port
land business men so far on their present
Journey. It is interesting to add that the
publicity agent of Raymond is Wallace
R. Struble, for long years well known in
Portland and throughout Oregon as a
newspaper man and evangelist.
The following telegram was sent from
Chehalls by A. I. Charlton, of the North
ern Pacific, to the Commercial Club of
"The business men of Portland, after
having feasted on the oysters can now
better express their appreciation, and
desire, through their stomachs, to do so.
May the oyster beds grow and the Com
mercial Club and City of Sound Bend con
tinue to prosper."
There were brief stops at Willapa,
Monlo. Lebam, Frances. Doty, Dryad
and the historic town of Pe Ell. at all of
which places occurred the usual exchange
Addressed by Oakville Women.
Transfer to the Grays Harbor branch
of the Northern Pacific Railway was
made via Centralia, the objective point
. for the day beinsc Aberdeen. A most
pleasant surprise occurred at Oakville.
The railroad station was gaily decorated
with flags and there was a large out
pouring of citiiens. The formal pro
gramme was In the hands of the Oakville
Ladles Boosters' Club. Mrs. C. F. Gorst.
president, and Mrs. T. M. Collins, secre
tary. A very bright address of welcome
was made by Mrs. Margaret Collins, and
was suitably responded to by George
Lawrence. Jr., chairman of the day. and
by Tom Richardson. There was general
regret that the stay at Oakville was
limited to only a few minutes. The
(Concluded en race Three. )
Thirty Men Crowd Aboard Gasoline
Boat in Rush to Get Home,
and Craft Founders.
PITTSBURG, Pa.. May 11. Twenty
persons are missing, an-1 all are be
lieved to have been drowned, as the
result of- the sinking of a gasoline
launch In the Ohio river near Schoen
ville. four miles below Pittsburg to
night. Of the 30 occupants of the boat.
only 10 are known to have escaped.
The missing: Albert Graham, pilot
and part owner of the boat; George
Thompson, formerly of Altoona, Pa-;
"Boots" O'Nell, James Connor, Walter
Low, Thomas Kennedy, William Guth
rie, Henry Vogelel, Dennis Murphy,
Tony Bole, Rusky, and nine others,
whose names have not been learned.
All were employes of the Pressed j
Steel Car Company, at the McKees Rock
plant. They had been working over
time until 8 o'clock, and left the works
to cross the river in the launch about
15 minutes later.
The boat is said to have been In
tended for not over 20 persons, but all
wanted to get across on the first trip
and 30 crowded in.
As the boat sank it caused a suc
tion that took many of the men down
with it. Others attempted to swim
ashore, but were chilled by the cold
water and became exhausted.
One of the men who escaped by
swimming ashore ran to a telephone
and gave the alarm. Boats were at
once put out in the hope of rescuing
some struggling swimmers, but the
task seemed hopeless.
HAY GOES TO SEEK REST
Strenuous Days at Olympia Overtax
Nerves of Executive.
TACOMA, Wash.. May 11. (Special.)
The sensational disclosures which have
been made at the State Capital recently,
together with his activity in ferreting
out the wrongdoers, have taxed the
strength of Governor Hay to such an
extent that he has announced that he
will leave soon for his home in Spo
kane for the purpose of securing rest.
This statement was made by James
H. Price, ex-Secretary of State, who re
turned here today after a visit with
Governor Hay at Olympia. He says
the Governor is plainly showing: the
marks of the strain, and is in need of
a long rest. In addition to the troubles
at Olympia. members of the Governor's
family are ill at Spokane.
Governor Hay is a bundle of energy,
ajnd although he may be slightly agi
tated over the affairs at Olympia, those
who know him say that his rest will
last only a few days, and that he will
be back at Olympia 1 in the midst ot
the fight in a short time.
AGED SQUAW AsKS DIVORCE
Makes Complaint That Indian Brave
Married Her by Fraud.
SPOKANE. Wash., May 11. (Special.)
Divorce proceedings were commenced
this morning in the District Court at
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, by Agnes Rlckman
against Leonard Rickman. The plaintiff
Is an Indian woman, who alleges her
age to be GO years, and the defendant
is a white man, whose age Is alleged
to be 22 years.
The complaint sets forth that the de
fendant secured the consent of the plain
tiff to marriage under fraud and for the
purpose of securing her land, and that
after he had lived with her two months
LOSES BY HER HIGH HEELS
Woman Lectured by Judge and Law
yer in Damage Suit.
OAKLAND, May 11. Because she
was wearing high-heeled shoes when
she was Injured by a fall from a street
car Mrs. Anna Peterson lost her suit
for damages against the Oakland Trac
tion Company. Counsel for the cor
poration advanced the plea that Mrs.
Petersen was guilty of contributary neg
ligence, as no woman wearing high heels
could expect to navigate a level street,
let alone step hurriedly from a street
car, without being overbalanced by such
Superior Judge Fred V. Wood held
the same view, and gave the Oakland
Traction Company judgment for costs.
NIGHT RIDERS MAKE MERRY
Play Banjo and Dance When Given
WAVKRLY. Tenn., May 11. A verdict
of guilty was returned today in the case
of the 1 men charged with being mem
bers of a night riders organization and
with whipping Judge J. M. Reece on
October lo, 190S. The punishment was
fixed at 10 days in jail and a fine of
After the verdict was announced the
defendants stiook hanas with each
other and tonight they played the banjo
and danced in their ceils.
BREAK FOR LIBERTY FAILS
Russian Prisoners Revolt, but Are
Killed or Retaken.
VILKOMIR. Lathuanla, Russia, May
11. Eleven prisoners tried to break
out of the Jail here today. They killed
two wardens and made a dash for lib
erty. They were pursued by the guard
and two of them killed. Several others
were wounded and the rest captured.
Jury Returns Verdict in
SENTENCE MAY BE 20 YEARS
Improper Guarding of Jurors
Basis for New Trial.
LAWYERS MAKE PROTESTS
"erdict Comes as Surprise to Both
Prosecution and Defense Juror
Says All Believed Annis
Got Just Dues,
FLUSHING. N. T., May 11. Captain
Peter C. Hains, Jr., U. S. A., tonight
faces a prison term of from one to
twenty years. Despite the testimony sub
mitted by the defense to show insanity.
he was convicted of manslaughter in
the first degree for killing William E,
Annls. at the Bayslde Yacht Club last
August. According fo the New York
code, manslaughter in the first degree
is a killing on the impulse of the moment
from sudden passion, and without pre
Quickly following Hains' conviction, his
counsel declared that they would pro
duce affidavits to show that the jury
had not been properly guarded during the
trial, and upon this allegation, a. new
trial will be sought. These affidavits will
be submitted on Monday, the time set for
passing sentence. There will, of course,
be the usual motions to set aside the
verdict but the unguarded Jury feature
is the only departure from the stereo
typed procedure looking to a new trial.
Daniel O'Reilly of counsel for the de
Lawyer Scores Jury.
"There was no evidence in this case
to warrant a verdict of manslaughter.
It should either have been murder in the
first divree-pr acquittal on the ground
"The jurors were permitted to roam
about the country in an automobile and
go right to the verge of the scene of
the Homicide, which is clearly against
the law. We' will have affidavits to prove
that such is the case, and also that the
Jurors were permitted to leave the Juris
diction of the county and have been on
government property at Fort Trotter, all
of which -will be urged as ground for
setting aside the verdict."
The conviction came as a surprise. It
had been expected that a verdict of
acquittal, on the grounds of Insanity
or a disagreement would result.
No one was more surprised than Dlst-
trict Attorney Dewitt, who had Aild all
he could hope for was a disagreement.
Unllks the scenes attending the trial
of Thornton Hains. the defendant's
brother, who was acquitted of complicity
(Concluded on Fasre Three.)
San Francisco Woman Weds Man
She Met on Liner While Going
to Join Her Fiance.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 11. (Special.)
After crossing the ocean to Honolulu
to become the bride of Charles Howard
of San Francisco. Mrs. Eva B. Wallace
today is the wife of R. M. Baker, an
automobile agent of Chicago, accord
ing to advices received in this city. Mrs.
Wallace sailed from San Francisco on
the liner Alameda. Anxiously awaiting
her arrival in Honolulu, .was Howard,
to whom she bad become engaged while
he was here. But aboard ship the bride-to-be
met Baker, and moonlight strolls
about the deck and the daily com
panionship made possible by the voyage
resulted in a love affair that was
the' downfall of Howard's plans.
When the Alameda docked In Hono
lulu, Howard was amazed by the cold
reception he got at the hands of his
fiance. Nevertheless, after , taking her
to a hotel, he went to complete arrange
ments for the ceremony. When he re
turned, however, he learned that Baker
and another preacher had been first on
the scene, and Mrs. Wallace had be
come Mrs. Baker.
WIVES FOR WESTERNERS
Chicago Church Can Accommodate
200 of 2000 Bachelors.
CHICAGO, May 11. (Special.) Two
thousand young bachelor pioneers
"healthy, wealthy and wise," throughout
the forest and farm lands of the great
Northwest, are seeking wives, according
to information received in Chicago this
morning in a letter signed "Levi Grant
Morton, secretary of the Spokane Cham
ber . of Commerce," who has heard that
there are 200 pensive maidens in the con
gregation of Halsted-Street Institutional
Church, of this city, who are willing to
marry "honest men who can make clean
Mr. Morton, who shrinks from "figur
ing as Cupid's messenger, naively lets
the bars down to all eligible young
women, saying "girls in cities and towns
in Eastern, Middle Western, Southern
and Coast states are not barred."
Rev. D. D. Vaughan, of the Instltu-
ional Church, has received direct several
appeals from these young men.
HAS LOBSTER MONOPOLY
Mexican Gets Benefit of Law Against
Fishing In California.
LOS ANGELES, May 11. The action of
the recent California Legislature in
placing a ban on lobster fishing in Cali
fornia waters for a period of two yeaijs
In order that the species may propagate
better has resulted in a virtual monopoly
of the lobster trade in California for
A. Sandoval, of Ensenada, Mex.
Sandoval has a concession from the
Mexican government, which permits him
to control the fishing industry along
the Mexican coast, and, " as there is no
provision in the law preventing him
from importing the fish into California,
he can control the market here and
charge his own price. Already he is
beginning to ship lobsters in through
San Diego and San Pedro. The price is
CHAMBER POSTPONES ACTION
Postal Employes Suspect It of
Playing for Time.
BARTHOU STANDS . FIRM
Says Cabinet Will Resign if Not Sus
tained Other Trades Support
Strikers No Mail Will
Leave Paris Today.
PARIS. May 11. The Chamber of Dep
uties, after a stormy session of four
hours today, adjourned the debate on
the interpellations on the postal situa
tion until May 13. The response of the
employes was quick and decisive. With
in half an hour the federal committee
had Issued an order for a general strike
and the railway mall clerks walked out
In a body. An hour later a meeting of
6000 postal employes took up the battle
and unanimously voted to strike. No
great enthusiasm was shown, but deter
mination to force the hand of the gov
ernment was apparent.
"The government is playing for time;
we must not be caught napping," was
the spirit of the meeting as expressed
by Pauron. a dismissed postman and one
of the most active organizers of the
Socialists Defend Strikers.
During the debate in the Chamber Mm.
Sembal and Wlllm, Socialists, defended
the strikers, affirming their right to or
ganize a. syndicate as the only way of
redressing their grievances, and charging
the government with failure to keep its
promises at the conclusion of the pre
vious strike, especially with regard to the
retirement of M. Simyan, under secretary
of Posts and Telegraphs.
M. Deschanel considered the crisis very
grave. He .laid responsibility for the
present situation largely on "parlia
mentarism," which, he said, was work
ing in a viciouB way. He considered
the remedy wduld be the introduction of
real civil service based on merit.
Government Stands Firm.
M. Barthou, Minister of Public Works,
the government's only spokesman, In
sisted that neither he nor Premier Cle
menceau had promised the dismissal of
Secretary Simyan. He produced the of
ficial Journal as proof of what he said.
The minister reaffirmed the government's
unalterable opposition to the formation
of a syndicate among state employes.
"If Parliament asks us to reverse our
attitude," continued M. iBarthou, "we
(Concluded on Page Three.)
Judge Disagrees and Rules That
Mine's Value Affects Worth of
Certificates of Stock.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. May 11. That
mining stock, independent of the condition
of mining property which it might rep
resent, was a valuable asset, was the
novel plea made in the Federal Court
here today In the hearing, of the Govern
ment's case against the Horn brothers.
R. P. May and S. H. Singer, accused of
using the mails to defraud in connection
with their efforts to float paper of the
"Two Queens" mines in Arizona.
" When District Attorney Van Valken
burgh offered as evidence a printed cir
cular describing the mining property. At
torney Chester Krum, counsel for the pro
"It is the value of the stock that is
being questioned, and not the value of the
property," he declared. ' "The purchasers
were solicited to buy stock, not to buy
the mine. , The orders for stock were
filled according to agreement. There is
a speculative element In buying mining
stock. If there is a bright prospect per
sons are willing to pay well for a chance
to have a large return."
"Your distinctions are too refined,"
Judge Phillips replied. In overruling the ob
jection. "I have always understood that a
stockholder of a corporation had some
interest in the property of the company.
The value of the property is the Induce
ment that causes persons to buy stock.'
PLAN WAR ON TAMMANY
Gotham Reformers Would Oust Ti
ger From City Politics.
NEW YORK. May 11. Declaring that
Tammany s hold on the city must be
shaken off, citizens of Greater New York
met at Cooper Union tonight to inaugu
rate a movement for a reform ticket. . The
movement is nonpartisan. Robert C.
Ogden, who was elected chairman, was
authorized to appoint a committee to
select MOO men who will have charge of
A resolution was adopted declaring that
the basis of government must be changed
in order to stop "reckless spending at the
expense of the people" and to adjust mat
ters so the "people can get what they
are paying for."
SPARK MAY CAUSE DEATH
Electrician Horribly Burned by Pe
culiar Accident at Smelter.
ANACONDA, Mont., May 11. (Special.)
Charles Gustavason, an electrician, is in
a dying condition at St. Anna Hospital
tonight as the result of a novel accident
at the substation of the electric power
house of the Amalgamated Copper smel
ter. A short circuit on the switchboard
flashed a spark against Gustavason' a
clothes, igniting them, which in turn ex
ploded a can of oil the man was carry
ing. Flaming oil almost bathed Gus
tavason s head and shoulders, nearly
cooking the flesh in spots.
GIRL WALTZES TO DEATH
Dies In Hospital After Dancing Con
tinuously AH Evening.
CHICAGO, May 11. Marie Fron, 20
years old, danced herself to death in a
public dance hall last night, according
to the verdict of a coroner's jury today.
The Lirl possessed a frail constitution,
but waltzing was a mania with her. She
was warned by her parents not to exert
herself, but when the music started she
forgot the warning and danced contin
uously all evening.
Then she was carried out of the hall
and died at a hospital.
NEW CHARTER IS VOTED IN
Colorado Springs Approves of Com
mission City Government.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 11.
By a vote of 3161 to 263 the charter for
Colorado Springs was adopted today.
The Important features of the charter
are the commission form of government,
the abolition of political parties In city
affairs, the recall. Initiative and refer
endum and strict control of franchises
in the future. v
The charter also authorizes municipal
FASTING CHAMPION DYING
H. S. Brassfield Seriously III With
JEFERSON CITY, Mo., May 11. State
Representative H. S. Brassfield, of
Unionville, Putnam County, who In 1902
attracted world-wide attention by fast
ing for 60 days, thus breaking the record
of Dr. Tanner, was said by his physi
cians to be dying tonight. He has been
suffering from -stomach trouble for many
years and today had a Hemorrhage.
"HOP-JACK" BILL VALID
Alabama Supreme Court Divided on
'Temperance Drink" Measure.
MONTGOMERY, Ala.. May 11. The bill
to prevent the sale and manufacture of
such drinks as "hop jack" was today
declared valid by the Supreme Court.
The dissenting Judges feared that the
first thing thp country knew Iced tea
and other beverages might be outlawed.
Harriman Lines Will
THROUGH CARS TO NEW YORK
Trains to Connect From East
and West at Chicago.
DIRECT LINE TO PORTLAND
New Joint Service of Union Pacific,
Northwestern and Central Re
sults From Fierce Competition
in Pacific Northwest.
OMAHA, Neb.. May lL (Special.) An
ocean- to ocean passenger service is being
arranged by the New York Central, Chi
cago & Northwestern and Union Pacific
roads, thus realizing the dream of rail
road men for a generation. By a slight
change in the hour of leaving and ar
riving at Chicago the present Overland
Limited will connect with the fast 18
hour trains of the New York Central,
and what will be practically a through
train between New York and Pacific
Coast points will be established.
A sleeper from New York will be at
tached at Julesburg, Colo., and carried
into Denver on a new train. Details of
the service have not yet been fully
worked out, but It is probable the serv
ice will be installed within the next
Connections for Washington and Ore
gon points will be furnUhed as at pres
ent, the train dividing at Green River,
from which point a faster schedule is
being arranged to Portland to meet the
Increased competition of the Hill lines.
SHORTEN JOURNEY 12 HOURS
Entire Harriman Service Changed by
OMAHA. Neb., May 11. At Union Pa
cific headquarters today it was announced
that the entire transcontinental train
service will be changed in connection with
additional trains being added by the Har
riman lines. The principal effect will be
to shorten the running time between New
York and the Pacific Coast by 12 hours.
Under the new arrangement the St
Louis and Kansas City service will be
shortened to San Francisco and Portland.
The overland limited will make Chicago
connections with the New York Central
lines, which will join in the cross-continent
THREE DAYS FROM CHICAGO
New Harriman Schedule Rumor
Gateway Will Not Be Opened.
CHICAGO. May 11. The Record
Herald will say tomorrow:
"Competition for the passenger traf-
(Concluded on Pace 6.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 65
degrees; minimum, 45 degrees.
TODAY'S Pair and warmer; northwesterly
French postal employes order strike because
Parliament postpones vote on demands.
Tokio high school students strike and will
be sternly disciplined. Page 3.
Moslem fanatics killed everv man in 16
villages. Pace 2.
Standpat Senators say retail merchants to
blame for high prices. Page 5- s ,
Panama police attack canal workers and
kill two of them. Page 3.
Wright brothers, aeronauts, return from Eu
rope and are given reception. Page 4.
Phelan testifies against Calhoun. Page 3.
Capt. Hains convicted of manslaughter in
first degree. Page 1.
Twenty persons drowned by wreck of launch
at Pittsburg. Page 1.
Boyle's story of Reeble murder disproved
by eye-witnesses. Page 2.
Secretary Wilson stops talking about wheat
by order of President. Page 3.
Woman on way to Honolulu to get married
wins another lover on steamer and mar
ries him. Page 1.
Mrs. Tucker's cousin testifies to Colonel
Tucker's drunkenness. Page 5.
Harriman lines to shorten time of trains to
Pacific Coast and to connect with New
York Central. Page 1.
Ex-President Eliot of Harvard decorated
. by Japanese Ambassador. Page 4.
Coast League scores: Portland-Vernon, no
game ; fcjan Francisco 6. Oakland 4; Lot
Angeles. 'Z. Sacramento 1. Page 7.
Nelson knocked out In stage fight every
night. Page 7.
Northwestern League season opens In Port
land with local victory. Page 7.
Portland business men's excursion spends
night at Aberdeen. Page 1.
Violators of anti-liquor laws pay heavy
nines at H-appner. Page C.
State Grange in convention at McMinnville.
Government surveyors view obstructions 00
- Upper Columbia. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Hop shipments from Oregon, to date.
Pago 17. s
All wool markets growing stronger. Page 17.
Strong undertone in wheat market. Page 17.
London buying orders In stock market.
Few vessels are being chartered. Pag 1.
Portland and Vicinity.
Seattle citizens reported as doing utmost
to belittle Rose Festival. Page 10.
insurgent Republicans to boom Albee for
Mayor. Is report. Page 10.
Reasons are advanced against location of
new bridge at Oregon street. Pago !.
City Engineer Taylor discharges two stneet
Inspectors. Page 16.
Northwestern League acores: Portland 3,
Tacoma 2; Seattle ft; Spokarw 0; Aber
deen 3, Vancouver 1. Page Jr