Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 30, 1909, Image 1

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VOL. XLIX. XO. 15,186.
Hold Only Options on
Thinks $750,000 Settlement Pro
posed by Trust Is Sufficient and
so Tells Court.
Tariff Report Adopted
as He Dictates.
Barcelona Streets Run
Red With Blood.
Note of Prison Days.
Land Secured.
Twohy Bros. Put Men at Work
All Along Line.
Hani man Contractors Fear to Force
Way Through Locked Gate Lest
' Injunctions Be Sought.
Rival Crews Peaceful.
GRASS VALLEY. Or., July 29 (Staff
Correspondence.) The boasted $30,000
purchase of three farms by Porter
Brothers to gain control of the moun
tain road built at a cost of $10,000 by
the Harrlman contractors to gain wagon
entrance to the Deschutes canyon from
their point turns out to be In the form
if an option on which a total of $450
has been paid down.
This Information comes from the
bounty Clerk of Sherman County at
Moro. One of the options runs for an
Indefinite period, another expires in
10 days, and the third Is on public lands
:o which the rights of the entryraen
who gave the option have been decided
adversely to them by the Government.
Legal Agent Investigates.
A legal representative of the Harrf-
man roads arrived In Grass Valley to
night and copies of the contracts will
be secured from Moro tomorrow. After
the terms have been fplly Investigated
a decision will be reached as to what
action shall be taken.
It is declared in the Harlman con
struction headquarters here that no
matter what the rights of Porter Broth
ers to the tracts that He between Grass
Valley and the summit of the mountain
road, proceedings will be carried on In
an orderly manner. There will be no
heads broken or bloodshed In order to
get through the guarded gate and the
courts will probably be resorted to. It
is confidently predicted that the wagon
road will be opened within a short
Porter Camps on Disputed Ground,
For the time being, at least, it ap
pears that Porter Brothers are devot
ing their energies to blocking tactics.
The three camps established by the
Porter Brothers are all on territory
where the surveys are supposed to
"I . D.. .1 I . -1 .1 I l.tA ,hr A
;r.on, the oumt tht originally left
The Dalles, Porter Brothers have not
a large camp at any of the points at
which they are at work, yet Superin
tendent Griffin, who is in charge at
this place, declares they will soon have
1000 men employed.
The Harrlman construction is going on
at points all along the line, disputed or
not. Twohy Bros, are letting sub-con
tracts nearly every day and within a very
short time the entire works will- be cov
ered by the Harrlman line. Every In
dication here is that the Harrlman people
are acting In good faith.
Italians Stay With Porters.
Porter Bros force in the canyon of
the Deschutes at Horseshoe Bend will
be augmented by 42 Italians tomorrow. A
small number of others went in today,
and with those heretofore on the ground,
the Oregon Trunk will have So men,
against several hundred in the employ
of the HarTiman contractors.
Several of the Italians who arrived In
Srass Valley on the evening train tonight
had rifles. Attempts were made by rep
resentatives of Twohy Bros, to entice the
Italians away from the Porter camp and
take the train to Shaniko, where the
O. R. & X. is rushing In men for the
work above mile post 76. The 42 Italians
could not be induced to remain In the
train, however. Porter Bros, have in
their employ in the canyon one of the
best known Italian railroad bosses In the
Vest. Tony Searpelll. Hi word is law to
hie fellow-countrymen, and when he or
dered several Italians working for Twohy
Bros. In the canyon to quit and Join the
other camp, they did so. Most of Twohy
Bros.' forces are composed of Scandina
vians and Hungarians, however.
Thirty seven railroad laborers and
teamsters who drifted Into Grass Valley
looking for work were snapped up by
Twohy Bros, today and sent on up the
lir.e to Shaniko. J. E. Twohy, who re
turned from Portland today, brought out
60 other laborers with him. These also
were sent on to Shaniko.
Porters' Crew Cross River.
Pending some disposition of the dis
puted -roadway to the Horseshoe Bend
country, the Harriman contractors are
not attemepting to increase their forces
In that vlcintty.
A courier returning from the river op
posite the Hill ranch, west of Grass Val
ley, reports that 37 Porter men are work
ing on the grade at mile post 27, on this
side of the river. The river was crossed
by means of the rowboat mentioned in
yesterday's dispatches, the wagon trains
gaining the other side from The Dalles.
This Indicates that the Porter Brother
(Concluded on Put 1S-J
PHILADELPHIA, July 29. Declaring
that the largest verdict ,he ever heard
of for a violation of the Sherman anti
trust law was 1700,000, George H.
Earle, receiver for the Pennsylvania
Sugar Refining Company, today asked
the Common Pleas Court here to decide
the advisability of accepting the offer
of $750,000 made by the American Su
gar Refining Company as a settlement
of litigation brought against it by the
Pennsylvania Company.
Mr. Earle, as receiver for the Penn
sylvania Sugar Refining Company, sued
the American Sugar Refining Company
for $30,000,000 damages, alleging that
the latter company prevented the
former concern from operating its re
Aid Called for From Kootenai
Region to Fight Flames.
SPOKANE. Wash., Ju!y 29. (Spe
cial.) Reports have been received at
the forestry headquarters at Missoula,
Mont., of disastrous forest fires which
have broken out near Bonners Ferry,
and which are seriously threatening '
the Kootenai forests. The full extent
of the conflagration is not known, but
It is so serious as to demand unlimited
assistance in fighting.
The Great Northern Railroad Com
pany has been requisitioned for all the
force possible to help control the rag
ing flames. Smaller fires are also re
ported along Clarks Fork and Gold
Creek, JUBt across the Idaho mountain
The Idaho Forestry Department has
called for assistance from the Montana
side and an army of flre-flghters has
been rushed to the burning district.
Man Who Lied About Child's Age,
Sends Money to Ticket Agent.
HOOD RIVER, Or.. July 29. (Special.)
After having been in the railroad busi
ness a quarter of a century, J. H. Fred
ricy, O. R. A N". agent here, exhibited a
document today which he says is unique
in his experience. It is as follows:
"Sir: sometime ago I got a half fare
ticket to Troutdale for a girl some
months over 12 years old I told a Lie,
said she was under 12. have asked God
to, forgive me. I send you 75c in stamps
for the R. R. Co hopeing that will make
it right."
The letter will be forwarded to William
McMurray, general passenger agent of
the Harrlman lines in Oregon, where it
is believed it will be received with more
than usual interest. Mr. Fredricy says
that he is unable to recall the purchaser
of the ticket.
Flotilla of Steamers Will Make Mis
sissippi Look Busy.
'WASHINGTON', July 29. Represen
tative Bartholdt. of Missouri, took up
with President Taft today some of the
details of his trip down the Mississippi
river from St. Louis to New Orleans.
The Presdent will reach St. Louis from
Houston, Tex., October 25, and will
leave there for the river trip on
October 26. Mr. Bartholdt said the
flotilla of boats that would accompany
the President would make one of the
most spectacular cruises ever seen on
the river. One boat especially assigned to
them, there will be the governors of
30 states. On another boat there will
be Vice-President Sherman and more
than 100 congressmen.
Mrs. Ella F. Young Chosen as Su
perintendent of City Schools.
CHICAGO, July 29. Mrs. Ella Flag
Toung, principal of the Chicago Normal
School since 1906 and an educator of Na
tional reputaitno was chosen tonight
superintendent of the Chicago schools.
Mrs. Toung is 64 years of age, and has
been engaged in teaching since 1862. This
Is the first time a woman has been elected
head of the school system of this city.
Storm Off German Coast
Great Damage.
CUXHAVEN'. July 29. A heavy
storm is raging in the North Sea. The
Hamburg schooner Hans, and a Dutch
sailing vessel, name unknown, have
been wrecked near Neuwerk.
The German schooner Margarete was
towed Into this port In a sinking con
Cloudburst at Lagos, Mexico, Does
Tremendous Damage.
EL PASO. Tex.. July 29. Three chil
dren were drowned, and 22 houses were
washed away by a cloudburst at Lagos,
Mexico, according to advices received
here tonight.
A terrific hall storm killed hundreds of
goats and destroyed crops. Four Inches
f hail felt
Plain Hint at Veto Brings
Down Lumber Duty.
Bill as Adopted by Conferees Meets
His Approval President Says
This Xo Time to Give
New Protection.
Tariff bill Introduced In House
March 17.
Chairman Payne opened debate
March 22.
Passed House April 9: vote, 317 to
. 1'
Passed Senate July S; vote. 45 to
Went to conference committee
July 9.
President demanded important
rhantrea July 1G.
President's demands met July 29.
Now goes back to House.
WASHINGTON, July is). (Special.)
Bowing to President Taft's ultimatum as
to gloves and lumber, the Republican
tariff conferees brought their work to a
conclusion this afternoon, signed the re
port and tomorrow will submit it to the
House. ' Two tentative agreements one
reached yesterday and the other the day
before the President repudiated. The
bill as it now stands will have the Presi
dent's hearty approval.
President Taft gets the two things upon
which he Insisted In addition to free hides
and radical reductions in the duties on
manufactured leather the existing rates
on gloves and lumber at $1.25 a thousand.
Print paper, which was one of the prob
lems left for solution at the last, carries
a duty of S3. To a ton, which Is 25 cents
under the Senate rate and $1.75 above the
House rate. In addition, the retaliatory
features recommended as a result of the
Mann investigation of the paper industry
are to apply.
Taft's Ultimatum to Aldrich.
President Taft sent a letter to Senator
Aldrich this morning which brought mat
ters to a focus. It was Intended for the
conference committee as a whole, and it
was a formal statement of what the
Executive thought ought to be done with
respect to gloves and lumber. No threat
of a veto or of calling another special
session was put on paper, but, from what
had been said verbally during the pre
ceding 24 hours and from the general un
derstanding of the President's determina
tion, the note was regarded as an ulti
matum. Xo Time for Xew Protection.
The President gave succinctly his rea
son for believing that lumber should not
carry a duty in excess of $1.25, and he
explained his belief as to gloves that this
Is not a propitious time to start new pro
tection for any Industry. He stated
that with lumber at the rate suggested
and the .Senate rates on gloves, leaving
the duties as in the Dingley act. a re
port embodying the other features sub
mitted to him would meet with his hearty
approval and that he would use his ln-
(Concluded on Pass 3.)
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Jhfte Iff f,jKtJ I I fU S
u W N & fair's ifi? Wi
t t
While Impostor Posed as Austrian
Nobleman. Baron Rothschild
Was In Vienna.
CHICAGO, July 29. (Special.) Chicago
society folks, including the exclusive Ger
manla Club, after all the 'furore that has
been raised over the alleged romance of
Olga Menn and Baron Oscar Rothschild,
will be surprised to learn that Baron
Rothschild was never In Chicago, that he
never met he young woman with whom
his name has been linked, and that the
girl was imposed on by an impostor.
The man thought to have been Baron
Rothchlld was in Chicago on July 5.
This man, it has been learned, Is named
Wolf. The real Baron Rothschild was in
Vienna July 10, and committed suicide
July 13. This shows conclusively that
young Rothschild could not have been In
Chicago at the time the supposed Baron
was paying ardent court to Mies Menn.
Her father went so far as to say that his
daughter was going to Germany, where
she would form a matrimonial alliance.
Tonight Dr. Menn said:
"I do not want to discuss" this man now
called Wolf. My daughter was deceived.
Of course her heart is broken; she was
disappointed. I now know that we never
entertained the Baron Rothschild; that is
the reason I state that we were never ac
quainted with any member of the famous
Austrian family."
Wolf made a remark to the clerk In a
hotel that he was being royally enter
tained by the society people of Chicago.
Man and Girl Seem Mysteriously to
Have Disappeared.
Yesterday's records of the police show
two people have mysteriously disappeared
from their homes in Portlanu this week.
H. F. Johnson, of 419 Hawthorne avenue,
reports his brother, Julius Johnson, has
been missing since Tuesday. Johnson left
the house, saying he would return shortly
and has not been seen since. He was
dressed when last seen in a brown suit
with a dark stripe, a light soft hat and
tan shoes. He is 39 years old, weighs
about 150 pounds and has a sandy mus
tache. Lena Schrake, a 16-year-old girl who
lived with the -family of G-'H. Fee, at
U10 East Lincoln street, has been missing
for three days. She left the house to at
tend the Lyric Theater, and was last seen
there in company with a young man. She
has a dark coipplextqn, dark hair and
weighs about 115 pounds.
Republicans Xominate Kent for
Governor and Favor Local Option.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., July 29.
Virginia Republicans in convention here
today decided in favor of local option,
and will make it the leading issue of the
"We favor the general principle of local
option," says the platform, "and would
Jiave the counties and cities a unit in
all elections on the liquor question, with
rigid enforcement of the law."
William P. Kent, American Consul-General
to Guatemala, was nominated for
Baker City Prelate Takes Americans
to the Vatican.
ROME, July 29. Pope Plus today re
ceived In audience the Right Rev. Charles
J. O'Reilly, bishop of Baker City, Or.,
who presented John J. McGrane, of
Brooklyn, and a pilgrimage of 75 per
sons. The Pontiff gave a special audience, to
Bishop O'Reilly and the priests who ac
companied him, imparting in the warm
est terms the apostolic benediction to the
party and to the numerous American
Catholics they represented.
Revolt Literally Blown
Pieces in City Proper.
In Spite . of" Reassuring Statement
From Capital. Civil War Rages
and New Outbreaks
Are Reported.
LONDON, July 29. A special dis
patch from Madrid says there are
perlsltent rumors In Carllst Quarters
that Don Jaime, the pretender. Is
about to Issue an address to the
powers and a manifesto "to the
Spanish people maintaining his claim
to the Spanish throne.
MADRID, 'July . It was officially an
nounced tonight that the cavalry at
Barcelona succeeded today in driving
Into St. Martin's Square the principal
bands of revolutionists, against whom the
artillery opened Are, causing great losses.
The survH'ors surrendered.
The official statement further says that
it now remains only to overcome small
groups of revolutionists in the villages
near Barcelona. Premier Maura an
nounced . tonight this favorable report
from Barcelona:
Maura Is Confident.
"The arrival of reinforcements will en
able us to quell the outbreaks."
Thus, according to official advices, the
insurreotion has been checked, but at a
heavy loss of life. After fighting des
perately and successfully for a lone time
behind barricades, the principal mobs
were gradually driven to St.. Martin
Square where they found themselves en
trapped. Heavy detachments of artillery
and cavalry . came up and surrounded
The artillery Immediately opened fire,
mowing down the revolutionists, who
sought to escape, but were met at every
point with shot and shell. Those of the
Insurgents who were not killed or seri
ously wonnded threw down their arms
and surrendered.
The Insurrection continues In the neigh
boring villages, whither the troops are
proceeding. The commanders .of .the sol
diers are under orders to spare none who
attempt to resist.
Throughout the day, however, advices
indicated that the disturbances in Cata
lonia were as serious as ever, although
the government has succeeded in getting
troops through to certain of the disaf
fected points. The lines of communica
tion, which have been cut everywhere in
Catalonia, are In part repaired.
In many cities there have long been
loud mutterlngs, and the serious situa
tion in Morocco gave the opportunity
for a rising of the revolutionists in
Catalonia in protest against the send
ing of other troops.
Only Poor In Army.
The recruiting system has served to
Increase the dissension of the people.
All Spaniards 20 years old must report
for military duty, but the rich usually
manage to be excused. If, in subsequent
drawings by lot, however, they are un-
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Pooled Earnings for Tear and Pur
chased 160 Acres From Gov
ernment for Xew Home.
CHICAGO. July 29. (Special.) A
group of Chicago seamtresses today
deputized Miss Glenna Lynch to Wen
dell, Idaho, Monday to perform the final
formalities in the purchase of a 160
acre fruit farm which they have
bought with their pooled earnings. If
all goes-well they propose to leave their
work here and go out to Wendell, where
they will form a little fruit raising
The young women "call themselves
"The Idaho Guild." They banded to
gether a year ago with the agricultural
project in view. They secured 160
acres of Government irrigated land,
have now made their last payment, and
Miss Lynch will go through the final
formalities necessary to acquire title
to the land.
Among the prospective farmers, in
addition to Miss Lynch, are the Misses
Adelaide Jackson, Marie Miller, Helen
Miller, Laura Hunt and Maud Lynch.
Most of them became enthusiastic
over the idea of investing In irrigated
land at meetings of the Dressmakers
Art Club. The Idaho Guild was launched
with eight members, but a few others
have since become Imbued with agri
cultural enthusiasm and have contrib
uted from their earnings to the land
Fresno Fast Expert Does Not Care
for Food After SO Days.
FRESNO. Cal., July 29. R. D. KInch
eloe, a farmer, 61 years of age, today
completed a fast of 30 days. This is the
fifth and longest fast that Kincheloe has
taken. Thirty days ago he weighed 300
pounds; today he weighs 218.
He says he does not feel hungry, and
believes he has overcome the habit or
eating. He says that he has no desire
for food and until he does he will not
Edward Lowe, Son of Michigan
Capitalist, Feels Law's Terrors.
HOQUIAM, Wash., I July 29. 'Edward
Lowe, Jr., son of Edward Lowe, a rail
road capitalist of Grand Rapids, Mich.
was arrested at Aberdeen tonight by
Sheriff Payette end taken to- Montesano,
where he was lodged in the County Jail.
Toung . Lowe was arrested on a charge
of wife-desertion. Mrs. Lowe alleges that
he has given her just 60 cents in the
last 60 days and that he has left her
Californian Would Have Govern
ment Aid in Betterments.
WASHINGTON, July 29. To turn over
to the various states In which they are
situated the unappropriated public lands
not Included In National 'parks, Indian
or military reservations, for the construc
tion and maintenance of water works,
reservoirs, etc., for irrigation, mining,
manufacturing and the generation of
power is provided in a bill introduced by
Representative Smith of California today.
Cashed Checks for Swindlers In
Sporting Events.
Three additional suits in which men seek
to recover the amounts of their losses by
means of fake footraces, prizefights,
horseraces and wrestling matches were
filed today. The defendants include Er
nest E. Hart, president of the First Na
tional Bank.
The allegation against him is based on
the fact that his bank cashed the checks
of victims.
Maddened by Failing Supplies, Men
at Car Works Riot.
PTTTSBURG-. July 29. Three thousand
strikers, maddened by seeing their food
supply running low, with no immediate
prospect of a settlement of the strike,
pursued workmen from the Pressed Steel
Car plant tonight.
Before state troops arrived three per
sons were injured.
Kermit Rides in Fire Races In Brit
ish East Africa.
NAIROBI, British East Africa, July
29. Theodore Roosevelt today attended
a race meeting of the East African
Turf Club here.
Kermit Roosevelt had a mount in five
of the races.
Twenty Indictments for Chicago's
, Tenderloin Dive-Keepers.
CHICAGO, July 29. In furtherance of
State's Attorney Wayman's attack on the
West Side "tenderloin," 20 keepers of
alleged illegal establishments war in
dicted todaj
Former Counsel Summoned to
Tell of Hush Money.
Jerome's Tactics More Mrs. Thaw
to Declare Again That Conspir
acy Existed Against Son
at First Trial.
WHITE PLAINS. N. T.. July 29.
District Attorney Jerome finished hia
examination of Harry K. Thaw, this
afternoon In the Supreme Court hear
ing of Thaw's application for release
from Matteawan.
All told, yesterday and today, Harry
Thaw answered Mr. Jerome's lightning
thrusts for 10 hours, yet he held his
own, and tomorrow he will he in the
hands of friends. His attorney, Charles
Morschauser, expects to call him in the
Mrs. Thaw Repeats Charges.
Notwithstanding the mental strain of
his examination. Thaw labored late to
night with his attorney in Justice Mills'
ante-room, going over the exhibits used
by Mr. Jerome in his rapid-fire of cross-,
questions. These consisted of various
papers containing notes and drawings
found in Thaw's cell In the Tombs after
he was sent to Mattewan.
What use Mr. Jerome will make of
them will develop later. But their ap
pearance seems to bother the Thaws
somewhat, and after court adjourned Mrs.
William C. Thaw, the prisoner's mother,
gave out an Interview In which she said
the production of these papers by the
state proved the charges she made in a
printed, pamphlet, that her son had been
hurried away to the asylum without being
allowed to get his clothes or other effects
in his cell.
Thaw Well Satisfied.
On the whole, however. Thaw and his
attorney are well satisfied with the
day's work. Yesterday Mr. Jerome de
voted himself to the prisoner's life his
tory. Today he based his questions
chiefly on the various documents, let
ters and memoranda, which he pro
duced in surprising numbers. The one
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The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 80
degrees; minimum, 58 degrees.
TODAY'S Probably fair; cooler; westerly
Spanish government claims victory over
Insurgents at Barcelona after drawing
.them into square and massacring them.
Page 1.
Crushing defeat Inflicted on Spaniards at
Melilla, Page-7.
Prodigies of valor performed by Spaniards
at Melilla. Page 7.
Taft sends ultimatum to tariff conferees and
they yield. Page 1.
Tariff bill finally adopted In conference and
will pass House Saturday. Page 3.
Northwestern Senators make last effort to
secure higher lumber tariff. Page 3.
Government report ' on Oregon fisheries.
Page 5.
Extensions to be built by Great Northern in
Coast States. Page 5.
Sugar trust may have to pay $730,000 for
gobbling Pennsylvania refinery. Page 1.
Pulliam dies of wound and Heydler will suc
ceed him. Page 8.
Heat in Chicago causes five deaths and many
prostrations. Pace d.
Wright again postpones airship flight on ac
count of bad weather. Page o.
Blerlot willing to have airship race with
Wright at Seattle fair. Page tt.
Mrs. Merrill again testifies against Thaw
and Thaw denies her charges. Page 1.
Policeman Conboy fights dismissal for shoot
ing1 man when drunk. Page 4.
Chicago seamstresses buy Idaho fruit land.
page i.
Coast League scores. Portland 1. Oakland 3;
bacramento 4, ban rrancisco o; LiQB
Angeles 4. Vernon 3. Page ft.
Northwestern League scores : Portland 7.
Vancouver 2; bpokana o. Aberdeen , Tsv
coma 3. Seattle 4. Page 8.
Pacific Northwest.
Porter Bros, continue blocking tactics; hold
only options on iana over which they
forbid trespass. Page 1.
Large force of men hurry construction work;
on iiuamooic. road, fane v.
Woman who sees husband drown In Clacka
mas River keeps lonely vigil on bank all
night. Page 4. ,
Attorney-General hears complaint ox settlers
at Bend. Paae 9.
Ontario sends delegation to meet Ballirfger
here la Interest of Malheur project
Pate 9.
Commercial and Marine.
New wheat coming; In to local market.
Page 19.
Wide fluctuations In wheat at Chicago.
Page ID.
Activity In minor stocks feature of New
York market. Page 19.
Work on Columbia River jetty progresses at
rapid rate; big -rock deliveries. Page IS.
Portland and Vicinity.
Lafayette Grover and wife allege Hawthorne
estate defrauds them of valuable prop
erty, page 12.
Inmate of Crystal Sanitarium commits sui
clde most horribly. Page 11.
Many excursion parties stop off to see port
land. Page 14.
Reclamation engineers will confer with Bal
linger here on apportionment of $7,000,000
fund. Page 13.
City officials will allow Heillg Theater to
be reopened If it is repaired. Page 14.
Citizen soldiers leave Clackamas training
grounds for homes today. Page 14.
Mayor and party inspect tracts offered city
for parka in Sell wood district. Page 13.
Pacific Jurisdiction, Women of Woodcraft
begins convention here. Pago IX