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THE MORMXG OREGOXIAX, THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1909.
BROKEN IN HEALTH
Hamilton Scandal Wrecks
Woman's Nerve and She Is
Confined to Bed.
MOTHER DEFENDS GIRL
groom plans a production by some
prominent American actor of his poetic
drama, "The Merchant Prince of Corn
ville." This Is the play from which a
Federal Court decided Edmund Rostand,
the French dramatist, stole the Ideas
which are In "Cyrano de Bergerac."
"I hope to see the drama successfully
presented here," said Mr. Gross.
"That will constitute a vindication for
me before the American public. Then
I shall have It produced In Paris, Ros
tand's own city, and do you know what
will happen then? He will be removed
from membership In the French Acad
emy. "Why. he became saturated with my
play. He studied It for two years be
fore he wrote his great drama, you
know, and when he was called upon to
write another he still had to go hack to
Th Mprchn nt Prince of Cornvllle .' His
chanticleer is drawn from my play, of
that I have not the slightest doubt.
"There are passages in which I dwell
long In describing the barnyard and the
early bird of dawn, and I have learned
Asks Police to Stop "Newspaper Per
eecution" and Promises to Be
Charitable and Forgiving
to Erring Child.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 12. (Special.)
The strain of the publicity Incidental
to 'the exposure of Adjutant-General
Ortls Hamilton has proven too much for
Mrs. Hazel Moore, and she is under the
care of a physician, according to a
statement Riven out tonight at the
home of her mother, Mrs. Alexander
Moore, 466 Rose street. Oakland. At
the Moore home It was stated that Mrs.
Hazel Moore was on the verge of a
Mra. Moors arrived in Oakland late
. Tuesday night. She was met at the de
pot by a red automobile, and with her
daughter was driven rapidly to the
home of her mother. The Moore resi
dence was besieged all night by an
army of newspaper men and photogra
phers. Mis. Moore, the mother, asked
that a policeman be detailed to keep the
newspaper men away from the house,
but the request was refused. The
mother sat up all night In a chair by a
window and refused to answer the door
bell or any summons by telephone.
This afternoon mother and daughter,
worn out by the persistence of the
newspaper men, consented to inter
views. Mrs. Hazel Moore stated that
General Hamilton was a dear friend of
her former husband, Frank Moore, a
Southern merchant of means, and de
nied that she had accepted any money
The mother, who a week ago said
that she did not want to have anything
more to do with her daughter, has come
to her defense. She said this after
noon that her daughter and grand
daughter were persecuted, and that they
could have a home with her as long as
they cared to remain. She said that,
even if her daughter had made mis
takes, the way to repair them was not
to cast her oil and persecute her, but to
show her a little Christian charity.
JURY HEARS BIG, PROMISES
. Uttering Alining Circulars Read in
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. May 12. When
the trial of the Horn brothers. Raymond
P. May and 8. H. Snider, charged with
using the malls to defraud in promoting
the "Two Queens" group of mines In
Arizona, was resumed in the Federal
Court hero today. John J. McKelvey. of
Pawtinket. R. I., told of investing In
the company's stock. Advertising mat
ter which he said had been sent him by
the promoters and which promised big
returns, was read to the Jury.
One circular presented by the Govern
ment as evidence, read:
"With thousands and thousands of tons
of rich ore only waiting to be removed,
and with the work of opening up and
thoroughly developing the wonderful prop
erty being pushed forward with all pos
sible speed, it Is not surprising that au
thorities on the subject of mining Invest
ments are declaring the "Two Queens'
stock at 10 cents par share to be the
greatest money-making opportunity in
the world today."
This circular was signed Central Min
ing A development Company; Frank H.
Horn, fiscal agent.
The signature was denied by the defense.
DEATH RECORD OF DAY
n I shop Galloway, of South.
JACKSON, Miss.. May 12. Bishop
Charles B. Galloway, of the Method
ist Episcopal Church, died here of
pneumonia this morning.
Bishop Galloway was the most prom
inent of the bishops of the Methodist
Church. South. He entered the ministry
In IMS. His writings covered a wide
range and he trailed extensively. For
a number of years he was praminent In
prohibition work In Mississippi and other
Xewton Tharp, Architect.
PAN FRANCISCO. May 12. A telegram
from New York received today by Su
pervisor Rlxford says that Newton
Tharp, city architect of San Francisco,
dropped dead today in the eastern me
tropolis. No details were given. Mr.
Tharp was one of the best known ar
chitect in the West. He was a promi
nent member of the Bohemian Club and
of several other social and fraternal organizations.
Ii. T. Fisher, Newspaperman.
TjOS ANGELAS, 'Cal.. May 12. I T.
FiKher, for more than 90 years a news
paper man of note in Southern California,
died this morning. He was S2 years old.
PROHIBITION IN DANGER
Missouri Senate Refuses to Remove
Tax Rider From Joint Bill.
JEFFERSON CITT, Mo.. May 12. The
State Senate today refused to recede from
the tax rider amendment to the Prohi
hition joint resolution and asked the
House for a conference committee. This
action Is taken generally as spelling the
end of legislative action upon the subject
at this session of the General Assembly".
SEATTI,K. May 12. Ex-Governor Jo
seph W. Folk, of Missouri, when shown
the dispatch from Jefferson City an
nouncing the legislature's deadlock on
"The House resolution is designed to
give the people the opportunity to vote
on a constitutional amendment prohibit
ing the sale of liquor in Missouri. The
Senate's tax rider provides that, inas
much as the revenue derived from the
liquor trade will be cut off, the rate of
taxation should be doubled. The Senate's
amendment is designed to defeat the resolution."
GROSS HEARD FROM AGAIN
Chicago Man Who Says Rostand
Stole Ideas Speaks Up.
CHICAGO, May 12. Samuel F.berly
Gross, dramatist and 63-year-old bride-
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John 11. Gregory.
WASHINGTON, May 2. (Spe
cial.) John H. Gregory, Jr., is
In Washington conferring with
the State Department about re
lations with Nicaragua. When
the American Minister to Nicara
gua left that country many
months ago, Mr. Gregory", who
was secretary of legation, was
left in charge. The Nicaraguan
government treated him shame
fully, making him practically a
prisoner in the legation building
and altering his cable dispatches
to the department. For this the
United States is now calling
Nicaragua to account.
that certain lines from his play coincide
precisely with translations from my
STUDENT BODY ELECTS
BENJAMIN H. WILLIAMS CHOSEN
Harper Jamicson, Vice-President,
and Ruth Duniway, Secretary,
Both From Portland.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene,
Or., May 12. Special.) In the elections
held at the university today Benjamin
H. Williams, a. leader In oratory, news
paper work and track athletics, was
elected president of the student body for
the college year of 1909-10. Williams will
reprasent Oregon In the interstate ora
torical contest at Moscow on May 24.
Harper Jamieson. a popular Portland
boy. was chosen vice-president.
The closest race was for secretary, and
was -von by Miss . Ruth Duniway, of
Portland. Thure were four candidates in
the field and not until the last 20 votes
were counted was it certain whether the
victory would go to Miss Duniway or
Miss Mazel Humphrey, of Eugene.
The other officers elected were: Mem-bers-at-large
of the executive committee.
Dean T. Goodman and Chauncey M.
Cunning; members of the athletic coun
cil, Louis H. I lnkham, Oliver B. Huston
and Robert McKenzie: editor-in-chief of
Oregon Weekly, Horton C. Nicholas, of
Portland; associate editors, Ralph Moores
and Fay Clarke; manager of Oregon
Weekly, Charles Frederick Dean, of
Grants Pass: assistant manager,- Ralph
Stewart; editor-in-chief of the Oregon
Monthly, Miss Jennie Lilly; associate edi
tors of Oregon Monthly, Thomas M.
Word, Miss Olive Donnel, Miss Birdie
Wise, while Ronald McKenzie and Miss
Louise Grey tied for the fourth position;
manager of the Oregon Monthly, Glen
Briedwell: assistant manager of the Ore
gon Monthly. Theodore Williams
In a meeting of the Glee Club this
afternoon Arthur M. Geary, son of Dr.
E. P. Geary, of Portland, was chosen
manager of the club for next year.
A. L. HAWLEY IS COMING
President of Trustee Company to
Start Building in Portland.
SPOKANE, Wasn., May 12. (Special.)
An eight-story block will be erected in
Spokane by the Trustee Company, ac
cording to A. L. Hawley. president of the
Trustee Securities Company, of New
York City. Mr.-Hawley left last night
"I am visiting the Pacific Coast on a
tour of inspection, intending to approve
the ten-story Broadway Central btlilding
of Seattle and to start the Central build
ing of Portland, which will cover an en
tire block and will be leased by Olds,
"Wortman & King," stated Mr. Hawley.
BABY FALLS OVER BLUFF
Son of Miles S. Johnson, of Lewis
ton, Has Narrow Escape.
SPOKANE. Wash., May 12. (Special.)
The 2-year-old son of Miles S. Johnson,
ex-Assistant United States District At
torney for Idaho, took an involuntary
slide for life Monday. The lad climbed
to one side of a box intended Ho keep
him from harm and a moment later was
hurtling down the 75-foot declivity. He
was picked up comparatively unhurt, but
had a miraculous escape.
Rates in Valley Discussed.
SALEM, Or., May 12. (Special.) The
State Railroad Commission held a hear
ing today in the matter of rates over
the Southern Pacific from points in the
Willamette Valley. It is alleged that
local shippers are discriminated against
and the California shippers are favored.
Some testimony was taken, the Commis
sion reserving Its decision.
PHELAN ON GRILL
Tells History of Fight on Trol
ley System Before the
NOT ALLOWED TO TELL ALL
Defense Prevents His Giving Rea
sons for Rival Company and Tries
to Inject Own View of
SAN FRANCISCO. May 12. With Pat
rick Calhoun s trial entering upon its
fifth month much matter new to the
bribery investigation was presented dur
ing the exhaustive examination of James
D. Phelan, who occupied the stand dur
ing the entire session today. From
statements made by Assistant restrict
Attorney Francis J. Heney durl.ig the
proceedings today It is learned that Ru-
uoipn bpreckels. one of the most oromi
nent figures in the prosecution, will be
called as a witness either tomorrow or
Motives of Phelan's Action.
The examination of Mr. Phelan had
to do with the reasons and motives that
actuated him in assisting the inceDtion
of the prosecution; his acts as Mayor of
tne city during his three consecutive
terms in office; all the controversies
over the trolley matter prior to the fire
of 1906; his connection with the' Valley
Kaiiroaa in tne San Joaquin Valley; his
relatione with Rudolph Spreckels at vari
us times and many other matters dis
tantly related to the present trial, though
tending to Indicate his state of mind
throughout the whole of these trans
actions. Mr. Phelan was excused at the close
of the day with a provision by the de
fense that he might be "recalled if they
Proposed Donation to City.
After having told the story of the
controversy between the United Railways
and the Adornment Association. Mn. Phe
lan identified a letter from Calhoun to
the association dated March 30, 1906. In
this letter it was stated that the asso
ciation proposed and the railway com
pany agreed that the question of trolley
or underground wires should be left to
the people, and the company agreed to
donate to the Park Panhandle extension
the difference in cost should the trolley
system be adopted. Mr. Pheian denied
that the proposition ever came from the
association and said that he told Cal
houn the donation to the Park Pan
handle could not be considered.
A letter dated March 23 was then in
troduced, in which Calhoun withdrew
the offer because of threatening legal
steps against his company, but Mr. Phe
lan said he had no knowledge of any
such legal steps.
Not Allowed to Lift Lid.
Mr. Heney then drew out the fact
of the Incorporation of the Municipal
Street Railways Company by Mr. Phelan.
the Spreckels brothers and others on
April 17, 1906, the day before the earth
quake. Mr. Heney then sought to inquire Into
the reason for capitalizing the company
at J14.000.000. to which the defense ob
jected. "I thought you wanted the" bars thrown
down." said Mr, Heney to counsel for
Calhoun. "You have been insinuating
all through this trial malicious motives
"on the part of certain men. Now we
propose to open it up and let you - go
as far as you like, but you are not
willing to do it."
The court sustained the objection, and
following another question or two the
witness was surrendered for cross
Plans of Rival Company.
Earl Rogers? for the defense, intro
duced a newspaper article dated Decem
ber 15, 1906, telling of the plans of the
company of which Rudolph Spreckels was
the moving spirit and Mr. Phelan an
adviser. Mr. Phelan said he did not
know that engineers were then at work.
A letter from Claua Spreckels to a news
paper dated March 23, 1906, was read, in
which he expressed bitter opposition to
the trolley system and declared he would
aid in incorporating an underground con
duit system if the United Railways per
sisted. Mr. Phelan admitted that the
Municipal Company quit after the fire,
having lost a great deal of money, but
could have engaged private capital. He
denied " knowledge of a trip made by
Abe Ruef with Rudolph Spreckels over
the proposed route, but he did know that
Mr. Spreckels had gone to Mayor
Schmltz In regard to the advertisement
for bids for a franchise.
Good Results Attained.
Mr. Rogers then Inquired into the sale
of the San Joaquin Valley Railroad to
the Santa Fe and the Independent Gas
& Electric Company to the old gas com
pany, and regarding the latter asked:
"Those lines were sold to the company
with which they were built to compete,
were they not? asked Mr. Rogers.
"They -first established the fact that
gas could be made and sold at a. dollar
a thousand feet with a profit, replied
Gertrude Atherton, the novelist, arid
Nat C. Goodwin, the actor, were among
the spectators at the trial today.
plantation-owners today, but they firmly
refused to grant them.
DID NOT LIKE TO LEND IT
Corporation Manager Says Council
mau Got $100 From Him.
STOCKTON. Cal.. May 12. In the trial
of City Councilman W. T. Shepard,
charged with malfeasance in office, the
prosecution apparently made little pro
gress this morning. C D. Clark, man
ager of the California Navigation & Im
provement Company, testified that when
he lent Shepard $100 last September, the
transaction was distasteful to him.
Other witnesses were Sidney Newell,
president of the navigation company, and
A. P. Frazer, cashier of the same com
pany. Both deined that their company
had any interest in a share of alleged
worthless stock which Shepard was said
to have sold the company.
HAWAIIANS REFUSE JAPS
Demands of Plantation Strikers Are
Firmly Turned Down.
HONOLULU. May 12. All the plantation-owners
have agreed to stand to
gether in refusing the Japanese laborers
who went on strike several days ago for
Increased wages. The demands of the
Japanese, couched In excessively polite
language, were again presented to the
FEW JAPS ARE COMING NOW
Mikado Strictly Enforces Restric
tions on emigration.
VICTORIA. B. C, May 12. T. Naka
mura, the new Japanese Consul-Gen-eral
to Canada, who arrived today, ir
an interview said Japan will strictly
adhere to the immigration arrange
ments , made with Canada and the
United States, the restrictions being
now strictly enforced. There are few
applications for passports and few
Japanese are going to South America.
Emigration from Japan now is most
ly to Corea and Manchuria. Mr. Naka
mura was formerly secretary at the
Washington legation. -
Mikado to Greet Americans.
TOKIO, May 12. Rear-Admiral Giles
B. i Harber and other officers will be re
ceived in audience by the Emperor of
Japan Monday next. At the dinner which
will be given to the officers of the Ameri
can fleet by Minister of Marine Salto this
evening, the chief aim will be the culti
vation of true friendship between the
visitors and the Japanese. To accom
plish this, formality will be laid aside
as much as possible.
Striking Students Get Aid.
TOKIO, May 12. The leading papers
of Japan are openly sympathizing with
the students of the Commercial High
School who have gone on strike because
the government has refused to give the
school the standing of a university.
PORTLAND MUST BRACE
DUGDALE PASSES OUT SOME AD
VICE ON LEAGUE.
Says .Class of Other Teams Underes
timated and Team Must Get To
gether and Play Ball.
SPOKANE, May 12. (Special.) "I be
lieve both Portland and Aberdeen will be
playing much better ball on the second
swing around the circuit," says D. E.
Dugdale, of the Seattle baseball club.
"To my way of thinking, both these
teams came into the Northwestern
League this season underestimating the
strength of the organization.
"Manager Rowland, with his bunch of
Three-Eye Leaguers, has been simply
looking on for the first few weeks of this
season. The class shown against his
team has stopped the bunch temporarily,
but as soon as he gets started with the
proper idea of what his team has to
meet, I believe Aberdeen will come to
the front and fight for the flag.
"The same might be said of the Port
land club. Casey was put In charge of
the team with a couple of the Coast
League players behind him, in the hope
that with the addition of some ordinary
players he would be able to stay at the
top of the list in the Northwestern.
"Now that both of the teams have found
they must get together and play better
ball, or be counted out, I believe they will
Dean Wins Golf Tournament.
NEW YORK, May 12. C. R. Dean, Har
vard, despite a big Impost, won the semi
annual handicap golf tournament of the
university club on the links of the Nassau
Country Club at Glencove, L. I., today.
George T. Brokaw, Princeton, the only
scratch man. finished sixth. There were
35 starters, the largest number of several
Players Are Transferred.
CHICAGO. May 12. George Browne,
outfielder of the Chicago Nationals, was
today sold to Washington, and Andy
Coakley. one of the pitching staff of the
Chicago team, was sold to Louisville.
Vale Defeats Williams.
NEW HAVEN. May 12. Yale defeated
Williams at Baseball here today, score
9 to 3.
Man Hit by Train.
KALAMA. Wash.. May 12. (Special.)
While crossing the .railroad track last
night at 6:30 o'clock. Bd Bush, of Ka-
lama, was struck by a freight train. He
turned completely over in the air, strik-
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BROWN ESCAPES SENTENCE
Acquitted on Older Kidnaping
Charge; Mast Face Court Again. .
SAN FRANCISCO. May 12. After de
liberating for 19 hours, a Jury in Judge
Mahon's court brought in a verdict of
acquittal shortly before noon today, in
the case of Luther J. Brown, head of the
private detective bureau of the United
Railroads of this city. Brown was on
trial for the alleged kidnaping,. In Sep
tember, 1907, of Fremont Older, managing
editor of the Bulletin, against whom a
warrant for criminal libel of Brown had
been sworn out in a Los 'Angeles petty
After the verdict was recorded. Judge
Mahon set May 22 as the date for the
trial of Porter Ashe, on a similar charge
of kidnaping Fremont Older, and for the
trial of Luther Brown on two charges of
subornation of perjury. Brown was kept
in custody, as he did not renew his bonds
ANOTHER HONOR FOR ELIOT
Kaiser to Recognize Worth of Amer
ican Educator With Order.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May ' 12. Count
von BernstorfT, German Ambassador to
the United States, announced today that
before May 19, the Order of the Crown of
Prussia, first class, would be conferred
upon Charles W. Eliot, Harvard's retiring
president, by Emperor William. .
Great -Fire at Alexandria, Va.
ALEXANDRIA. Va., May 12. More
than $100,000 worth of property close to
the river front, including the greater part
of the block bounded by Lee. Cameron,
King and Union streets, was destroyed
by Are today. The fire was spectacular
and was plainly visible from the Na
tional capital, five miles away.
Interfered With Dog Catcher.
OREGON CITY. Or., May 12. (Special.)
William C. Green was arrested, this
afternoon on a charge with interfering
with the ' dog catcher and will appear
for trial before City Recorder Dimick to
morrow afternoon. The dog catcher is
having many troubles in his effort to
round up unlicensed canines. Green says
he has paid hia license.
PENNSYLVANIA LIKES STOP-OVERS.
On first-class tickets reading over
Pennsylvania lines, 10-day stop-overs,
including date of deposit, are now al
lowed, upon notice to conductor, at
either or all the following cities: Pitts
burg, Washington, Baltimore or Phila
delphia., and at Indianapolis and Colum
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