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PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1909.
VOL. XLIX.-NO. 15,185.
ROYAL WEDDING IS
PRETTY GIRL ROBS
MAN IN DAYLIGHT
HIGHWATWOMAX HOLDS LT
CHICAGOAX IX AFTERXOOX.'
BLACK HAND HAS
REVOLT IN S
DISTRICT IN FEAR
BLOCKED BY FEAR
FEAR FOR SAFETY
PEOPLE OF XEW MICHEL GO
PRINCESS ALEXANDRA NOT TO
MARRY KING MANUEIi.
HIS ORDEAL WELL
Gives Thoughtful An
swers to Jerome.
SHOWS NO SIGN OF INSANITY
Entire Day Spent Upon Stand
WITNESS IS GOOD NATURED
Prisoner Often Smiles Triumphant
ly as He Scores Points in His
Battle With New York's
WHIT-Hi FUIK9. X. T.. July 28.
Hurry K. Thaw's .fata lay In his own
hands today. For six hours he occupied
the witness stand while District Attorney
Jerome delved Into his life history. Thaw
emerged creditably from the ordeal.
Whatever Mr. Jerime and his alienists
may make of the examination, to the
rye and ear of the layman Stanford
White's slayer showed no signs of In
Tonight Thaw, the members of his fam
ily and his attorneys and experts were
unanimous In their opinion that he has
proved his fitness to be at large.
But Thaw's ordeal Is not over. He will
remain on the witness stand tomorrow
and perhaps a day longer. The state's
alienists believe If he Is Insane he will
be more likely to betray himself toward
the end. when wearied by Jerome's con
Good Nature Prevails.
Neither Thaw nor the District Attorney
displayed anything but the utmost good
nature. Frequently the dialogue resem
bled the chat of friends. Sometimes
Thaw thought he had scored a point and
smiled with the keenest enjoyment. The
smile was always reflected on the face
of his white-haired mother, who sat. InX
court throughout the day with the other
members of the Thaw family.
Jerome strove to establish Thaw's in
sanity, mainly on Thaw's alleged hallu
clnatlons regarding Stanford White's
treatment of young girls. Time and again
he aeJced th witness his opinion of his
mental state. Thaw's replies In substan.ce
"I have always been sane, medically.
When I killed White I may have been
legally insane for a few minutes. I am
Declares Experts Wrong.
Thaw explained the evidence of his
alienists at the trial by saying that In
declaring him Insane they had been mis
led. He said he was told the charges
agatast White were untrue, and he in
ferred the charges must be delusions.
Questions that made the witness knit
his brows had to do with his relations
with Evelyn Nesblt before their mar
riage. He declared, however, that he
had treated the girl well on their Euro
pean trip and had repeatedly asked her
to marry him.
Thaw turned to kiss his aged mother
as he strode proudly to the stand. Then
he settled bark In the witness ,chair, and
in a low, but steady voice began his duel
with District Attorney Jerome. His very
first statement created a sensation In the
"I believe." he said, "that in acquitting
me the Jury was lanedy influenced by the
belief that Stanford White deserved his
fate. Another reason I was acquitted."
he continued, "was, I believe, because the
attorneys on both sides told the Jury that
my act was caused by certain delusions."
Jerome Starts Quizzing.
Then District Attorney Jerome began.
"You are a gentleman and an educated
man?" h asked.
The witness nodded.
"Ton believe that a gentleman should
defend his honor?"
'And if you committed an set In the
defense of your honor, would you consider
yourself Justified In committing perjury to
escape the consequences or your actr
"No." replied Thaw, shaking his head
The District Attorney abandoned this
attack and spoke of hypnotism.
"Did you ever take lessons of a hyp
"They could hardly be called lessons,
said Thaw, smiling. "I talked with one
four or five times."
"Did you ever think that Stanford
White exerted a hypnotic Influence over
Miss Evelyn Xesblt?"
"From her remarks I thought such a
thing possible. At least, he certainly had
a very strong influence over her."
Speakiiw of Anthony Comstock." Thaw
said half apoiozetically. "since my arrest,
I am afraid I haven't had any Interest tn
Jerome examined Thaw at length on the
testimony Etven at the trial regarding
Thaw s alleged hallucination that a num
ber of little girls were locked up in the
jail where he was conrined when first ar
rested. "That's r-jt.bish." said Thaw.
"Then, dirt you. dominated by this Idea
of noblesse ohl ge, allow Sir. Littleton
tThaw s attorney) to put this in evi
dence?" "I told h'.m not to. but he Insisted on
Refers to Merrill Story.
Vp to this point. Thaw had acquitted
himself well and his lawyers, alienists
and relatives exchanged elances of con
gratulation. "Did your wife reproach vou for lash,
lng these women regarding whom Mrs
Merrill testified, and say she could get
a divorce on that ground? And did you
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Business Totallv Suspended in
Crows st Region Because of
VICTORIA, B. C July (Special.)
Through the resumption of activities by
the anarchistic Italian element operating
under the mask of the Black Hand,
reign of terror has been inaugurated in
the Crows Xest Colliery district of East
Kootenav. At Xew Michel business is
suspended and the community, fully
armed, goes about in groups, fearful of
Five or six leading citixens have re
ceived the regulation warning, among
them Joseph Ferona, proprietor of the
Northern Hotel, and Carlo Salmo, for
whom the town of Salmo is named,
well-known mining operator.
The ' men suspected by the police are
low Italians, lately from Pittsburg, and
a bad lot.
In each of the threatening letters $200
was demanded and places for the deposit
of the money were designated. Several
men were posted at the designated places
and false parcels were placed in the
hiding places by the recipients of the
letters, but no attempt was made by the
Black Hand gang to claim them.
Xot a member of the big colony of
Italian miners is working today. Every
one in the town is armed, and the Ital
ians are out to assist the police in pro
tecting the lives of the threatened men.
Three hundred and fifty Italians held a
meeting yesterday afternoon and dis
cussed the situation.
FALL FROM HAY IS FATAL
Rev. George G. Ferguson, Pioneer
Pastor, Dies of Injuries.
Rev. George G. Ferguson, of 1693
Dwlght street. University Park, one of
Portland's . pioneer Methodist clergy
men, died yesterday noon of injuries
received July 21 in a fall from a load
of hay. He was 70 years of age and for
more than 30 years had been preaching
in and near Portland.
The accident that led to Rev. Mr.
Ferguson's death occurred when a por
tion of a load of hay. upon which he
was riding, slipped. His skull was badly
fractured and the aged minister was
taken to his home, where he had been
hovering between life and death until
yesterday. Up to the time of the acci
dent he was actively engaged in the
ministry, having charge of a country
jAWECb near. University Park. He is
survived by a wife and nine children.
The funeral services will be held to
morrow in the University Park Metho
MAY CLOSE BRITISH MINES
Miners Vote to Strike in Support of
LONDON. July 28. The balloting of the
members of the Miners' Conference of
Great Britain to decide whether or not a
national strike should be declared In sup
port of the Scottish miners, who are re
sisting a wage reduction of sixpence a
day, was concluded today and resulted
In 518.3"il votes In favor of a general
strike and only 62.9S0 voted against.
Another conference between employers
and the men will be held tomorrow un
der the chairmanship of Winston Spen
cer Churchill and. unless a compromise Is
then reached, a general industrial up
heaval appears Inevitable.
LITTLE GIRL DIES IN FIRE
Lamp Explodes and Child Cannot
Be Got Out of House.
SPOKANE, TVah., July 28. Bernard-
tne Brown, the 5-yrar-old daughter of
Norman G. Brown, department manager
of the Spokane Dry Goods Company, was
burned to death in a fire which destroyed
her parents home- at Gree nacres, a few
miles from Spokane, tonight The fire
was caused by a lamp explosion.
An older sister, who had been sleeping
a tent, was about to rush into the
flames to rescue the little one, but was
held back, as It would have meant certain
death. The house and contents were en
HAIL DEVASTATES CROPS
Beats Down Grain, Tears Tops Off
Potatoes in Montana.
FILLINGS. Mont.. July 28 Word re
ceived here today from the Huntley proj
ect in Eastern Montana, which yester
day was swept by a terrific wind, hail and
rain storm, places the aggregate damage
Fields of grain of all kinds were beaten
down and the tops of beets and potatoes
were torn to bits. Unprotected stock suf
fered greatly from hall.
The wind unroofed numerous houses
and barns and wrecked smaller buildings.
As far as known, no one was seriously
SHOUP STATUE AT CAPITOL
Memorial to Late Idaho Senator Will
Xot Be Cnvciled Till Winter.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, July 28. A marble statue
of late Senator Shoup. of Idaho, is
soon to be erected in Statuary Hall
in the Capitol building. The statue la
the gift of the state of Idaho, and was
delivered at the Capitol building today,
but will not be unveiled until next
The ceremonies will then be con
ducted Jointly by the Senate and House
Desperate Battles at
RIOTS IN MANY OTHER CITIES
Purpose to Involve Whole
Kingdom in Revolt.
BLOODY FIGHT AT MELILLA
Government Contends at Same Time
Against Sedition at Home and
Fanatical Moors Costly
Victory for Spain.
MADRID, July 28. The revolution in
Catalonia has reached a serious stage.
There is much bloodshed. Artillery has
been employed in the streets of Barcelona
to quell the outbreaks. The c ty Is ter
ror-stricken. The revolutionists are re
ported to be fighting desperately behind
barricades. The troops includo mounted
artillery and the defenses of the rebels
have been raked with shot.
King Alfonso hastened back to Madrid
from San Sebastian today and Issued a
decree proclaiming martial law and sus-
perslon of the constitutional guarantees
throughout Spain. Orders have been
given to the Governors of Provinces to
crush the revolution at any cost with
out hesitation and without pity.
Costly Victory at Melllla.
Today marks a black chapter in
Spain's history, for there was tragedy
both at home and abroad. The army
at Melllla had a bloody battle with the
Moors, which, though the victory was
won by the Spaniards, resulted in the
loss of 21 officers and 200 privates
killed and wounded.
An exact estimate of the dead and
wounded in the clashes between the
troops and rebels in Barcelona ia not
possible because of the rigid censorship,
and the Government has not fixed a
total. The Government admits, how
ever, that rioters have been billed and
wounded in several cities, including
Barcelona and Alcoy.
Rioting in Many Cities.
There has been rioting at Ragossa,
Vendrell, Rloja, Fort iau and Llaneon,
and a general stri.ee was declared at
Blscaya. There has been much destruc
tion of property. The center of the re
bellion is Barcelona, whither the gov
ernment is rushing extra troops.
A dispatch tonight said that the Bar
celona revolutionists had been defeat
ed as a result of desperate charges by
the troops. Later fighting started
again, troops using heavy guns to de
molish the barricades. At Barcelona
no life is safe and a proclamation has
been Issued warning peaceful citizens
o remain under cover.
King Alfonso was closeted until a
late hour with Premier Maura, and an
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Bride-to-Be Afraid of Assassination
and Plans of Regal Match
. LISBON, July 28. (Special.) The fall
nre of the proposed marriage of King
Manuel and Princess Alexandra was due
primarily to fear of the prospective bride
that she might be assassinated.
Official announcement that the King
will not wed the daughter of the Duke of
Fife has been followed by details of
match-making plans in which King Ed
ward, grandfather of the Princess, was
An emissary of Manuel, sent to arrange
the marriage, visited King Edward, and
his approval of the match was followed
by a consultation wrth the Princess- and
her parents. Unrest in Portugal and the
assassination of King Manuel's father
and brother were discussed at length.
The Princess expressed her fear that
King Manuel might meet the same fate.
and her own life might be taken if she
were his wife. Her protest was so strong
that the Idea of marriage was dropped.
MORE SUPPLIES REQUIRED
Rush for Indian Lands Expected to
Break All Records.
SPOKANE,. Wash., July 28. So great
is the rush of applicants for Indian
Reservation lands, to be drawn August
9, that the Land Department officials
today placed an order for 50,000 more
registration blanks, 10,000 soldiers' pow
ers of attorney, and 60,000 colored en
velope's. At 4 P. M. Tuesday, with little more
than half the time " " t registration
passed, Superintendent Wltten had re
ceived 36.656 applications for Kalispell
lands, 65.220 for the Spokane Reserva
tion and 67,079 for the Coeur d'Alene, the
total being 148,965. It Is figured there are
about 6400 homesteads available on the
three reserves. By tonight It is believed
even the record of the Oklahoma rush
will have been broken.
DENVER GIRL IS INJURED
Miss Jnanita Fenstermacher Thrown
Off Horse Near Weiser.
WEISER, Idaho, July 28. (Special.)
Miss Juanita Fenstermacher, of Denver,
a niece of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bean, who
arrived a few days ago for an extended
visit, was seriously injured yesterday
afternoon by being thrown from her horse
a short distance west of town, and was
dragged several yards.
She struck on her head, and besides
being badly bruised otherwise, it Is feared
she Is dangerously injured internally. She
remained unconscious for several hours.
AMERICANS GIVEN SHARE
Chinese Txan Increased on Terms
Almost Agreed On.
BERLIN", July 28. The German bankers
participating- in the Chinese railway loan
have forwarded advices from Pekin that
negotiations for an American proportion
ate share in the loan are nearly com
pleted on terms agreeable to the Ameri
cans. The loan, it is stated, probably -will be
increased by one-third. It is evident that
much' more money will be required for
railway development than is covered by
the present transaction.
GOT THE WIZARD? PERHAPS
Stands Pat for Revision
SMASHES CONFERENCE DEAL
Demands Lower Lumber and
REVELATION TO ALDRICH
Senate Boss Finds Good-N'atured
Man Can Wear Fighting Face and
Cannon Learns Bunco Games
Don't Catch Him Easily.
WASHINGTON', July 28. (Special.)
There is an angry roan in the White
House. The usually good-natured occu
pant has buckled on his armor and wears
a fighting face. He doesn't care whether
Congress finishes its tariff work this
week or some time next Winter. He Is
standing for a good Job.
There was joy among real downward
revisionists this morning when It was
learned that President Taft had smashed
to flinders the conference agreement
reached last evening. This was the re
sult of last nlght'e conference at the
White House between the President and
several prominent Republican members
of the House.
Down With Lumber and Gloves.
Hides were relegated to the "has-been"
class today and gloves and lumber be
came the issues. Last nlghf s conference
determined the President not to stand
for the conference agreement on these
two items. To the earliest White House
callers this morning he declared that
there must be a reduction In lumber from
the Senate 2160 rate, and that the Ding
ley rates on gloves must Btand.
Representatives with home voices ring
ing in their ears -went to the executive
offices in droves and came away in great
glee. Representative Wilson of Chi
cago and Representative Perkins of New
York State were a typical couple. They
heard the President's statement of his
determination to smash a glove compro
mise and to insist on a lower rate on
lumber and congratulated him. They and
others urged him to stand to his guns
and declared that the House would see
he got what he wanted or knock the tar
out of the bill.
Taft Sees Through Bunco Game.
Senator Aldrich, thinking matters had
been all arranged and. that everything
was lovely when he retired to his couch
last night, heard the early morning re
ports and hit the White House trail. He
carried a lot of convincing figures but
they were not convincing to the Presi
dent. The President gave a good imita
tion of a man with a grievance the kind
of grievance a man Is likely to show
when there is an attempt to bunco him
and who discovers the game just before
(Concluded on Pag-e 3.)
At Muzzle of Revolver She Relieves
Him of Diamond Stnd and
Orders Him Away.
CHICAGO. July 2S. (Special.) Held up
and robbed at the muzzle of a revolver
by a girl whom he described as young
and pretty, was the experience of Zig
mund Klebber, 38 years old, according to
a story heralded to the police at the
Hudson-avenue station this morning. The
strange nature of the robbery is that it
happened in broad daylight, at 3 o'clock
The woman was about 19 years old, the
victim said, with dark hair and eyes. She
wore a light coat and an automobile veil,
and carried out her work like a profes
sional highwayman. Klebber met her
near the corner of Toll Court and North
Park avenue, when she suddenly pointed
a pistol at his head and ordered him to
give up his money. '
He declared that he had no money', and
she commanded him to deliver up a $60
diamond stud he wore in his shirt front.
Having secured this, she walked away,
warning him that she would shoot if he
attempted to follow.
NOTARIES REAP HARVEST
W age of $ 1 0 0 Day Considered Small
by Men Who Certify Landseekers.
SPOKANE, Wash., April 28. (Spe
cial.) One hundred dollars a day Is t
meager wage to scores of wild-eyed
notaries in the land rush at Spokane
and Coeur d'Alene registering names
of land seekers at 25 cents a head. N.
W. Leeper, a prominent Coeur d'Alene
notary, is said to have made as high
as $350 in a day. According to Deputy
McCarthy at the Spokane land office,
the following seven notaries lead in
A. E. Kane, 2458; H. G. Wolking. 1,
978; E. W. Smith, 1390; R. H. Dunn,
1242; M. C. King, 1230; J. O. Bailey. 1,
182; J. B. Blgelow, 1073. Seven notaries
have reported a registration approxi
mating 900, which indicates that the
registration of 65,000 applicants in this
county, up to 5 o'clock last night, was
done for the most part, by less than 20
of the 231 authorized notaries.
ONLY WANTS JUSTICE DONE
Langdon Wants Good Government
Leaguer on Calhoun Jury.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 23. The first
important struggle over the selection of
a Jury in the second trial of Patrick Cal
houn, president of the United Railroads,
occurred during today's session. Carl F.
Haas, a member of the Good Govern
ment League, who was temporarily passed
to a seat in the box yesterday, was at
tacked by attorneys for the defendant,'
and admitted a bias in favor of the pros
ecution which the court deemed suffi
cient basis for allowance of a challenge.
When Judge Lawlor intimated that he
would allow the juror to go upon the
showing made, District Attorney W. H.
Langdon objected, declaring that Mr.
Haas had expressed no more than a com
mendable desire to have Justice done all
the defendants in the graft cases."
FIRE IN APARTMENT HOUSE
Blaze Starts in Excelsior In Base
ment of Maryland.
There was a fire alarm last night
turned in from Twenty-first i and
Flanders streets, caused by a small blaze
in the basement of the Maryland
Apartment house, at Twentieth and
Flanders. Excelsior piled near the fur
nace, caught fire and alarmed the peo
ple of the house. The blaze was put out,
however, before the fire department ar
rived. A narrow escape from fire was ex
perienced last night by the family of
Clarence Broughton, who lives at 439
East Nineteenth street, where a quan
tity of gasolene stored in the rear of
the house, exploded with a loud re
port at about 9:30 o'clock. There was
FLEA DOES NOT SEE FOOD
California Scientist Delves Into Op
tics of Famous Pest.
BERKELEY, Cal., July 28. Follow
ing a series of exhaustive experiments
with the California flea, Professor C.
W. Woodworth, of the University of
California, announced today that al
though the Insect has eyes, it does not
see. To be more exact, the professor
stated that the flea does not see ma
terial objects, but merely sees a varia
tion of rays of lights when near an
There is no formation of images on
the retina -of the eye of a flea," said
Professor Woodworth, "all the insect
sees when it approaches a solid object,
is a varying intensity of light rays."
EXTENDS CLOSURE POWER
British House Adopts Xew
Proposed by Asquith.
LONDON, July 28. The House of
Commons tonight adopted the amended
procedure rules proposed by Premier
The principal rule extends all the pow
ers possessed by the chairman of the
committee to the deputy chairman, the
latter now being empowered to declare
closure on, debates. This right hitherto
has been vested In the chairman alone.
Indians Stop Work on
Grand Trunk Pacific.
PETITIONS SENT FOR POLICE
Bloody Troubles Expected at
Close of Navigation.
BURIAL" GROUND IS CAUSE
Reds Object to Removal of Graves
on Right of Way and Demand
Prices for Each According to
Rank of Deceased Refused. ,
VICTORIA, B. C, July 28. (Special.)
The situation in Skeena, where 2000 mem
bers of related Indian tribes threaten the
safety of the scattered whites, has been
little If any improved by the investiga
tion conducted by Special Commissioner
Stewart of the Ottawa office of Indian
Affairs, who with Superintendent Vowell
and Chief of Indian Police O'Connell re
turned here today from Hazelton, hoping
that a clash between the reds and the
whites may be averted by diplomatic and
immediate governmental action, but ad
mittedly far from sanguine.
Bloody Hostilities Expected.
Others from the North today emphati
cally assert the Indians only await the
closing of navigation to initiate san
guinary hostilities. These independent
Northerners brought from Hazelton a pe
tition of the white residents of the Skeena
for transmission to Ottawa asking the
immediate dispatch of a sufficient force
of the mounted police to guarantee their
safety and also to secure the builders
of the Grand Trunk Pacific from Inter
ruption. Object to Removal of Graves.
A lately-developed phase of the trouble
with the Indians Is the forced suspension
of railway construction work at Kitsum
gaum, where the line was run to cut cor
nerwise through an ancient Indian cem-
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YEtilEKDAY'S Maximum temperature 71
degrees; minimum, 58.
TODAY'S Fair, westerly wind.
English Princess refuses to marry Kin
Manuel for fear of assassination. Page 1.
Spain in throes of revolution; fighting at
Barcelona barracks; terrible battle at
Melllla. Page 1.
Tariff conferees in deadlock with Taft on
lumber and glove duties. Page 4.
Insurgents work for rejection of conference
report on tariff in- hope of forcing real
revision next Winter. Page 4.
Heyburn denies Taft's power to interfere In
tariff conference. Page 4-
Taft staggers conferees with determination
to nave tariff reduced. Page 1.
Daughter of English peer put out of San
Francisco hotel for receiving male visi
tor. Page 1.
Pretty girl holds up Chicago man in day
light Page 1.
Wind and defect in airship cause Wright to
postpone final flight. Page 5.
Senator Stone held Justified In slapping im
pudent dining-car waiter. Page 2-
Harry C. Pulliam, president of National
Baseball League, shoots himself and
will die. Page 3.
Thaw testifies and creates Impression he Is
sane. Page 1.
Sutton's attorneys determined to have
tnorougn inquiry. rage
Fourth in series of murders of Italians who
knew truth about barrel murder. Page 4.
Nine-year-old white girl found in Chinese
opium den in ban Francisco. Page 6.
Son of wealthy English family break neck
in at tempt ea escape lrora sanitarium
In San Francisco. Page 4.
Coast League scores: Portland 4, Oakland 2;
can Francisco 4, bacramento a; L,ua An
geles , Vernon 1. Page 7.
Jeffries posts forfeit for fight with John
son, and Johnson says he is ready..
Northwestern League scores; Portland 11,
Vancouver 1; Spokane 7, Aberdeen 4;
Seattle 11, Tacoma 2. Page 7.
Skeena Indians may go on warpath because
railroad wants to cross graveyard.
Black Hand Italians have thrown Crows
Nest district Into state of terror. Page 1.
Rain storm of week has done small damage
to wheat crop. Page 6.
Death reveals fact Tangent resident has
been living 17 years under assumed name.
The Dalle officials think they have Simp
kins, wanted for Steunenberg murder.
Harriman Ignores Porter Brothers in prep
arations for building Deschutes road.
Portland and Vicinity.
Member firm Porter Bros, declares Oregon
Trunk acting In good faith. Page 12.
Hill officials all deny their chief la behind
Porter Brothers. Page 12.
County may provide portable houses as
temporary quarters fur two court de
partments. Page 10.
Councilman Cellars delays purchase of site
for new jail. Page 10.
Council is divided In policy toward patent
pavements. Page 10.
Fourth Regiment troops show proficiency In
field. Page 11.
Portland lumbermen will attend gathering
at Spokane August 0. Page IS.
Associated Billposters will aid fight on
tuberculosis. Page 11.
Mistake results in corpse being held for
week at Union Depot. Page 11.
Commercial and Marine.
Oregon will have record crop of potatoes.
Sharp advance In wheat at Chicago. Page 17
Union Pacific stock passes the 200 mark.
July makes record as mon t a of freak
weather. Page l&