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FOR TROLLEY LIE
Phelari Tells Story of Civic Dis
cord Due to Efforts for
CALHOUN'S LIBERAL OFFER
Cliarity Might Have Had $300,000
Iald to tirafters if City Had Ac
cented No Trace of Bribe
. Fund in Banks.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 11. For the
rst time since the Inception of the brib-sry-ffraft
investigation. James D. Phelan,,
.n of the central figures in the prose
cution of the cases, and Mayor for three
terms, was called as a witness in the trial
3f Patrick Calhoun today. His examina
tion was carried on by Francis J. Heney,
and the controversies over the installa
tion of overhead or underground electric
propulsion systems on tho lines of the
United Railroads, prior to the flre of 1896.
was the only subject of inquiry reached
Calhoun Fought for Trolley.
Mr. Phelan stated that, as president of
!he City Adornment Association, he had
met a committee of the Board of -Super-rlsors
in li06 to protest against the
granting of an overhead trolley permit
Tor the Sutter street line. Tho petition
5f the company was rejected by the Board
In November. The witness said that at
these meetings Calhoun had protested
gainst the underground conduit because
It gave but 80 per cent of the efficiency
gained from the overhead system.
"Mr. Phelan. what were the grounds
for your objection to the overhead trolley
jystem?" asked Mr. Heney. - -
"First, because the wires and poles
nere unsightly; second, because we be
Joved Kan Francisco to be as good as
(Vashlngton or New York, and entitled to
transportation as modern; and thirdly,
because we saw no good argument in
lavor of the overhead, outside of the
lesser cost of construction to the com
pany, a matter with which we did not
think it necessary to deal.
At one of our conferences Mr. Cal
houn offered to give the amount of the
JlfTerence in cost for lower Market street
construct ion, amounting to $"00,000, to
iny organized charity we should name,
r to the Park Panhandle extension work,
3i which he knew me to be Interested.'
Mr. Phelan was still under direct ex
amination when court adjourned.
Bribe Money Kept From Bunks.
At the morning session Victor Rossettl,
?hlef clerk of the Wells -Fargo-Nevada
National, was examined for the purpose
of showing that the $200,000 In currency
drawn from the mint on Calhoun's order,
did not pass 'through the regular chan
nels. He produced bank deposit tags
showing that Jrom April to September,
1906, little over $12,000 in currency was
deposited Similar showings were made
as to the accounts in the Crocker National
Bank and the Mercantile Trust Company.,
both of the lTnlted Railroads Company
and its officers.
Charles Hoi brook, vice-president and
chairman of the board of directors of tho
I'nited Railroads, was examined at length
as to the respective merits of the over
head and underground electric railway
systems. He said that in 1906 4000 miles
of overhead lines and no underground
lines were built in the United States.
Henry Rook, who superintended the
construction of the Market street cable
line in 1883, said the same conduit was
in use at the time of the fire and was
only slightly damaged.
MAN FOUND DEAD IN BED
Cieorge A. Emerson Iies Suddenly at
I 1 ome i n Scapjioose.
SCArrOOSK, Or., May 11. (Special.)
George A. Emerson, 35 years old. was
found dead In his bed at Wikstrom's
He was employed at the mill and did
not show up for work at the usual time.
His companion, thinking he was ailing,
did not disturb him. At noon, when he
again looked after Emerson, he was
Emerson leaves a wife and child. He
has long lived in thl county.
SAY JUDGE IS PREJUDICED
Accused L.os Angeles Grafters Ask
Change of Court.
IjOS ANGEIES8. May 11. The attor
neys for Thomas H. Broadhead and
Samuel Schmieck. former ctty officials
charged with accepting bribes, made a
mild sensation in court, where the cases
are betnft tried today, , by asking , for a
change of venue to another department
of the Superior Court on the ground that
Judge George R. ravis is biased and
prejudiced against the defendants.
HAINS IS FOUND GUILTY
(Continued From First Paee.)
In the same crime there was no demon
stration In court when the verdict was
Capta'n Hains stood up and faced the
Jury, throwing back his shoulders in mili
tary faj-hion, while Foreman Sundling
recited the verdict. As he heard the de
rision. Hains' face was as whlto as chalk.
He stood for a few moments motionless,
staring at the Jury. Then one of his
lawyers touched him and he quietly sat
A few moments lrter, apparently little
Hffec.ied by the verdict, he walked from
the courtroom with a steady stride, and
was taken back to Jail.
In striking- contrast was the grief of
his aged father. General Peter C. Hains.
and if his brother. Major John P. Hains.
For a n.oment. they sat as If dazed, and
then broke down nd wept. The cap
tain's mother was not in court. General
Hains. hoe-cr. quickly communicated
the vjrdlct to lier over the telephone.
After the juiy was discharged. Juror
Craft said Tour ballots were taken. On
the first ballot, six voted for murder in
inc. tlrst degree, and six for acquittal
on the ground of insanity. On the fourth
ballot the compromise of manslaughter in
the ftrat degree was reached. llttle con
sideration was given to the expert testi
mony. Juror Cratt said:
They believed, he continued, that Mrs.
Claudia Hains had confessed to her hus
bind :egardlng imimpr relations with
A mils, and that Annis deserved his fate:
bi'.t none, of them would consider the un
written law. and, therefore, the man
slaughter verdict resulted.
The Jury has the right, from the re
sults, to find an Intent to kill." said Jus
tice Garretson. In Ills charge to the Jury,
"but there must not only be an Intent,
but also a premeditated and deliberate
design to kill."
Murder Xot Excusable.
The court said there was nothing in the
record, on which the Jury could assume
that the defendant's act was Justified or
excusable. He told the Jury that if no
premeditation was found, the Jury should
consider a verdict of murder in the sec
ond degree or manslaughter in the first
degree, the Judge denning the latter as
killing on the impulse of the moment in
the heat of passion or because of a pecu
liar set of circumstances which con
fronts. Justice Garretson said the presumption
of sanity existed and it was for the jury
to say whether that presumption had
been removed by the evidence.
Speaking of the domestic relations of
the defendant. Justice Garretson said the
truth of the allegations against Mrs.
Hains "and Annis did not have to be
shown. It was sufficient,1 in considera
tion of the defendant's mental condition,
if he had been told of such relations and
he believed them to have existed.
"In fairness and Justice, Mrs. Claudia
Hains should have her say in court," to
answer such grave charges," said the Jus
tice". "Neither she nor the dead man are
on trial in this case."
TELLS ARTISTS WHY RECEXT
ART BOARD FAILED.
Congress tVas Jealous of President's
Action, He Says Art Coun
cil Is Planned.
WASHINGTON. May 11. Architects,
artists, landscape gardeners, sculptors,
men of science and others from organi
zations for the promotion of art, met
in convention here today. The object
of the gathering- Is the formation of a
National Art Federation, and it,is being
held under the ausplcles of the National
Academy of Art, of which James Pier
pont Morgan is president. Vice-President
Sherman welcomed the guests.
A stir was created when Senator
Newlands. of Nevada, in speaking of
his bill for the creation of a Govern
men Bureau of Fine Arts, declared that
President Roosevelt encroached some
what upon the prerogatives of the leg
islative branch of the Government, by
appointing, without authority, a coun
cil of arts which would pass upon the
designs for contemplated Government
structures. Congress, he said, had re
sented this interference, and the council
had gone out of existence. Senator
Newlands gave the council credit,, how
ever, for performing distinguished ser
vices while they held office.
A suggestion that in the Improve
ment of rivers and harbors there should
also be an artistic development of the
waterfront of every town upon a river
harbor, met with hearty applause. The
Senator closed by saying that the
United States Government should lead
in artistic development, while the states
individually should follow.
The delegates were received In the
East Room this afternoon by President
and Mrs. Taft.
HEAVY SNOW IN MONTANA
Over Foot Falls s Near Bozeman,
Spoiling: Arbor Day Exercises.
BUTTE, Mont., May 11. Reports from
eastern, central and southern portions of
Montana tell of a heavy snow storm to
day. A foot of snow fell in Gallatin
County, being the highest at this time
of the year in the history of the county.
Bozeman had to abandon its Arbor day
exercises because of the deep snow.
In Beaverhead County six inches of
snow fell on the level, while in the moun
tains the fall was much heavier. It is
feared that this snow, which is melting
rapidly, will cause serious floods, as the
rivers are now running nearly bankful.
BOOSTER FUND IS STARTED
Oreston City Commercial Club Out, of
Debt ami Money in Treasury.
OREGON CITY. Or., May 11. Spe
cial.) The Commercial Club of Oregon
City tonight started on its campaign of
publicity, with the appointment of the
following committee: Dr. A. I Beatie,
chairman; C. D. I,atourette, treasurer;
James 1". Campbell, Tom P. Randall,
George Randall and E. G. Caufield. The
First National Bank has headed a sub
scription li.st with $100. The Commercial
Club now has a paid-up membership of
93, though organized only a few months
ago. The institution is entirely out of
GENERAL STRIKE IN FRANCE
(Continued From First Pa.)
will retire and leave to others the abdi
cation which would be a mortal blow to
the rights that Parliament holds from
the nation and the "essential, vital and
permanent Interests of the nation itself."
Toward the close of the meeting of the
federal committee the speakers became
more excited in their denunciation of the
government. A caricature of M. Cle
menceau was carried into the hall amid
hoots and jeers. N
"You are fighting for liberty of opin
ion and liberty of association," shouted
M. Pauron, "and you must not resume
work until you have obtained the right
to organize as a syndicate."
Make Strike Complete."-
Permanent strike and branch commit
tees were created and delegates were dis
patched to the provinces to pursue an
active propaganda to make the strike
complete. The secret committee, com
posed of men whose names were not
made public, so that they might escape
the government's surveillance, was abol
Dispatches were received from many
cities announcing the suppport not only
of the postal employe but of the various
trades unions. The Miners' Congress,
now In session at Iens, also pledged aid.
The president of the committee de
clared that tomorrow not a letter must
Main Danger Is Violence.
The general opinion Is that the Gov
ernment, with the aid of the soldiers
and the co-operation of the commercial
bodies, will be able to maintain crippled
services. The main danger Is that vio
lence may occur and that passions may
be aroused by the appearance of the
general Federation of Labor.
.The Paris Chamber of Commerce sent
out a letter to all chambers of com
merce in France with full instructions
relative to a scheme for a business
letter service, which Is to be carried out
by automobile, if the railroads fail.
Government Ready for Struggle.
MARSEILLES. May 11. The military
and civil authorities, with the aid of
the Chamber of Commerce, have com
pleted arrangements for wireless tel
egraphy and automobile service to "in
sure the continuation of the trans
mission of telegrams and letters in case
of a strike-
Head of Department of Agri
culture Drops His Contro
versy With Patten.
TAFT TELEGRAM CAUSE?
Bulls Resume Trading, but Lack
Aggressiveness Without Leader
ship of Wheat King, Who Also
Has Xotliing to Say.
CHICAGO. May. 11. (Special.) "I shall
have nothing further to say about either
Mr. Patten or the wheat" market. I
don't want to get Into a personal con
troversy, and too much already has been
Waving this verbal flag of truce. Sec
retary James Wilson, of the Department
of Agriculture, today retired from the
fray that he stirred up with the king
of the Chicago wheat pit.
Secretary vVilson's sudden reticence on
the subject thafnas been his chief talk
ing point for several weeks followed the
receipt of a telegram from Washington
that was delivered to him at the Fed
eral building during the forenoon.
Message From Taft?
Mr. Wilson denied that the message
was from President Taft, and that it
instructed him to say nothing further in
the Wilson-Patten controversy. Rumor
had it, nevertheless, that such was the
nature of the message.
The Secretary was not willing to re
iterate his statements tnat wheat is too
high at 'the present prices, and that
"speculators" have been issuing false
"I want to let the whole matter drop,"
That Mr. Patten is of the same mind
is evident from the fact that he refused
today 'to make any statement, or even
to see newspaper men. He had left word
with his negro doorkeeper that he would
not be interviewed.
Bulls Resume Activity.
With the bearish sentiment following
the Wilson statements withdrawn, the
pit today took on a distinctly bullish
aspect. Buyers were plentiful and sell
ers were few. The Patten interests
seemed inactive in the market, although
the presence of the big trader In Chicago
apparenly gave courage to the minor
Patten was on the floor for a few min
utes during the session, but did noth
ing In the pit. After the advance the
trading was dull and confined to the
professionals. The bulls seemed, in the
absence of aggressive Patten support,
afraid to force matters.
The range of prices for the day fol
Open. High. row. ?!ose.
May l.-6 7fc 1.27 1.2fll $t.27H
July 1.12 l.l- 1.1- 1.14
September 1.05-t, 1.08:4 1.05 l.OttVi
A severe case of nerves has developed
on the floor because of a fear that Pat
ten has gobbled up all of the July
wheat in sight, and firm cables from
Liverpool Increased the local nervous
ness. BROWN JURY IN WRANGLE
Loud Voices Heard in Discussion of
Famous Kidnaping Case.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 1L The Jury
in the case of Luther G. Brown, accused
of having kidnaped. In 1907, Fremont
Older, managing editor of the Bulletin,
was" still out at midnight. The case
was given to the Jury at 5 o'clock this
evening and the members of that body
have been wrangling ever since over sev
eral important points, the principal of
which was the question as to whether
or not Brown requested the constables
who took Older out of the city in an
automobile to do so without giving him an
opportunity to inform hts attorneys or his
friends of his arrest.
The testimony regarding this Issue was
called for by the foreman at 10 o'clock
and the voices of the Jurors in argument
could be heard for a considerable dis
tance from the Juryroom. Shortly after
midnight the Jury was locked up for the
JOHN SALVATOR VANISHES
Archduke Xo Sooner Discovered
Than He Leaves Paynesville.
PAYNESVILLE, O., May 11. As. sud
denly as he came into public notice when
he proclaimed himself the missing Arch
duke Johann Salvator, of Austria, John
Salvator, a machinist, who has been
working here in a foundry for the last
four weeks, disappeared tonight. Find
ing upon his return to his boarding-house
the published story of his supposed noble
birth, his renunciation of his Imperial
title for the love of Ludmilla Stubel, the
opera singer, and his subsequent fall Into
poverty and obscurity, Salvator. supper
less and dressed in his working clothes,
Fellow-workmen of Salvator said he
told them Just before quitting work to
night that he intended to leave at once
for some Western state.
SAYS HE STOLE HORSES
Implicates Father and Brother and
Warrants Are Issued.
SPOKANE, May 11. Arrested on
suspicion in a suburb of Spokane last
night. Mort Bishop, a youth from Idaho,
has confessed that the 11 horses he
was driving to town to sell were stolen
from the Coeur d'Alene Indian Reser
vation near St. Maries, Idaho.
On the lad's confession warrants have
been issued for his father, Theodore
Bishop, and brother. Will BIshqp, of
Lofts Bay, Idaho, and Esler Wheeler,
a business man of Harrison. Idaho, on
the charge of horsestealing.
The boy says they floated the horses
across the lake on a scow, then drove
them to Spokane.
SIGHTS AT GRAYS HARBOR
CContlnued From First Pape.)
visitors left with a most happy impression
of that lively town, to say nothing of a
fragrant bunch of violets for every one.
A most agreeable half hour was passed
at the growing and enterpriping town of
Elraa. The ama cornet band, many
citizens and several hundred school chil
dren were at the station and their wel
come was very cordial. A luncheon was
served at the new Hotel Wakefield. The
freedom of the town ' was- extended by I
State Senator "Jack" O'Donnell; witty '
response was made by W. A. Williams.
At Montesano a band and many citi- (
"a uui ana uiaue uiinga pteaAanu
PARTY TO LtTNCH IX TACOMA
Portland Business Men Will Be
Shown City From Autos.
TACOMA, Wash.. May' 11. (Special.)
When the Portland business men arrive
here tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock they
will be met at the station by a delegation
from the Commercial Club in automo
biles. If the weather is fair they will be
given a ride over the city, to be followed
at noon with a luncheon at the club. Sev
eral addresses will be made by promi
nent Tacomans, including Mayor Li nek.
The special is scheduled to leave here
at 2 o'clock.
' - Latch String Out at Lyle.
LYLE. Wash., May 11. (Special.)
The town of Lyle is still boosting. At
another enthusiastic meeting of the
Commercial Club, arrangements were
made to welcome the Portland busi
ness men here the night of May 14. A
brass band will lead the business men
to the hall that has already been se
cured. Here they will be welcomed and
anything the community can offer will
SURVEY PRIEST RAPIDS
EXGIXEERS SEEK TO OPEN UP
PER COLUMBIA RIVER.
After Completion of Celilo Canal,
Steamers May Operate as Far
as White Bluffs.
TRINIDAD, Wash., : ay 11. (Special.)
The arrival of two men. Government
employes, who last evening rowed a
skiff to this town, marks the begin
ning of the realization of one dream of
the Columbia River Valley residents
the opening of the river from Kettle
Falls to the sea.
The men are carrying out an order
of Congress to examine the river with
a view to deferminlng the advisability
of appropriating the money to open the
river. They came here yesterday from
Wenatchee, and this morning continued
up stream. They will go . to the Priest
Rapids to take horses around the falls,
and continue up river on foot along the
With the completion soon of the Celilo
canal and locks project the Columbia
and Snake Rivers will be opened to the
sea from Lewlston. On the Columbia
from its confluence with the Snake
steamer traffic is now possible up by
Pasco and Kennewick to White Bluffs.
Farther up stream there is a strip from
Spokane Landing to Kettle Falls now
open through state and Government
work recently completed.
But one link remains to be cleared of
obstacles, that from White Bluffs to
Spokane Landing, a part of which is
open, though not accessible to boats.
OFFICERS FOIL HOLD-UP?
Police Arrest Heavily-Armed Pair
Near Princess Hotel Saloon.
By the arrest of two men who acted
in a suspicious manner shortly before 1
o'clock this morning near the Princess.
Hotel saloon, at East Third and East
Burnside streets, the police believe that
the holdup of this place" was frustrated.
The men gave the names of Earl Charl
ton and George Fitch. They were taken
Into custody and the police found a
loaded revolver and 60 cartridges in
Charlton's pockets. Neither suspect
had . any money.
The two men were seen hanging about
the front of the hotel for a long time by
Sergeant of Police Keller, who, finally
convinced that they were bent on rob
bery, confronted them and disarmed
Fitch admitted that he . was a hobo,
bound for California. Charlton claimed
to have relatives near Vancouver, Wash.,
and said that he had been employed re
cently in a lumber camp. They will be
held for Investigation.
TAX AGENTS AT VANCOUVER
Railroad Terminals Inspected and
Value Figures Obtained.
VANCOUVER, Wash., May 11. (Spe
cial.) State Tax ' Commissi otters J. E.
Frost, T. S. Rockwell and O. E-' Cogwln
spent this morning in looking over the
railway property and terminals of the
Northern Pacific and North Rank rail
roads in this city. They were accom
panied by Charles A. Murray, tax agent
for the two railways. They were sepa
rating the operating from the non-operating
property with a view to assessing
The commissioners also while they
were here inspected the property of the
Vancouver Traction Company, which
owns the street railway system. This
property also the commissioners assess,
besides the property of the telephone
and telegraph companies.
TO RESUME PROBE TODAY
Legislative Committee Will Decide
as to Further Procedure.
OLTMPIA, Wash., May 11 (Special.)
Tomorrow the legislative investigating
committee will resume sessions here and
will probably determine whether to close
up its business and report on Schlvely
and Nichols or to continue in session, in
vestigate Clausen and go into other of
fices. v '
Governor Hay has gone, to Walla Walla
to preside over the Conservation Con
gress, so the committee will have to pro
ceed without his advice.
NEGROES AMBUSH ENGLISH
Lieutenant and 12 Native Police Are
Killed in Nigeria.
LAGOS, British West Africa, May 11.
Lieutenant D. A. Vanrenen, assistant
resident administrator of a district in
Northern Nigeria, three other English
men and 35 native police were ambushed
recently by natives at a point 50 miles
northeast of Zungeru. The lieutenant
and 12 of ,rne policemen were killed.
A British force has been dispatched to
Auto Speedway Improved.
ASTORIA, Or., May 11. (Special.) The
County Court at its today's session
awarded a contract to Andrew Johnson
for clearing and grading about three
miles of the main county road from As
toria to the east line of the county, near
Vesper. The completion of this section
of the road will remove all the worst
places on the automobile road from the
southeast section of the county to Sea
side via Astoria-
Style Books in.
That is, for Silk Dresses of this character, and we wish to say in connection
with this sale, that at no time in the history of garment selling have such
values as these been offered.
Comparative prices have been handled so recklessly that they cease to
mean anything in connection with Silk Dresses. There seems to be an un
restrained impulse for some stores to outdo each other when quoting values
and comparative prices. '
We Are Going to Let These Silk Dresses Speak for
There's a great many Silk Dress Sales going on everywhere all herald
ed by out-of-reason comparative prices. We'd like awfully wejl to
have you use this sale as an object lesson to illustrate the Lipman,
Wolfe & Co. policy.
Shop around see them all the $30.00 Dresses, the $35.00 Dresses-and the
$40.00 Dresses, then come here keeping, in mind the "value and worth"
quoted elsewhere and you will realize the phenomenal values of these
Silk Princess Dresses at $13.68 :
These Dresses on Sale Today
JAP STUDENTS STRIKE
1500 WANT HIGH SCHOOL TO BE
Government Sees Politics Behind
Move and Will Make Ex
ample of Scholars.
TOKIO. May 11. Fifteen hundred of
the students- of the Commercial High
School in this city held a mass-meeting-
Tuesday, and adopted resolutions
declaring' that they would refuse to
longer attend the school unless the
Imperial Government raised the school's
rank to that of a University. At the
close of the meeting' the students
formed in a body before the build
ings, sang the school song, removed
their insignia and marched away. In
return the Government has decided to
make an example of the students.
While the Government will allow the
students time to realize the seriousness
The Lowest Prices Ever Q
on Silk Princess Dr
of the step and to consider the resolu
tion, drastic measures will be taken
should they remain obstinate and not
return to their studies when the school
re-opens Saturday morning. A number
of influential leaders in the opposition
party are supporting the striking stud
dents in their stand, and are attempting
to make a political issue of it. Indi
cations are that the students will abide
by their resolutions.
The - first sleeping-car was started over
the tracks in lS.",r
that we saye you
only 25c to 40c on
the dollar on your
purchases at our
Owl Cut Rate Drug
That's the name of the Best
Looking and Best Wearing
BOYS AND GIRLS
They cost 25c pair and--wear
For Sale only at
309 Morrison St.
C. F. BERG, Manager.
Manila. The destroyers Barry. Blnbrld
Decatur and Dale convoyed by the auxil
iary cruiser Rainbow, will repart for China
Saturday, en route to join tne . tlvi
aion of. the Pacific sauauron.