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PORTLAND, OREGOX, TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1909.-
ONE PIN CAUSE
BOY FIGHTS VAINLY
CROSSES RIVER TO
FLEET ADDED TO
IS TO RULE
RUSH HIS DIVORCE
W. H. GREESHAGEX TICKLED AT
CHANCE OF FREEDOM.
OF FAINTING BEE
COXSTERXATIOX REIGXS WHEX
IN SCHIVELY CASE
SWEPT BY NIAGARA
GIRL SWALLOWS WIRE
Has Option on Control
of Whole System.
ADDS 12,000 TO HIS MILEAGE
Harriman Can Dictate Rates
in All Directions;
2 OCEAN-TO-OCEAN LINES
Will Close Deal for $50,000,000 of
Stock, Which Added to Present
Holdings Will Make Master
of Great System.
HARRIM-S-N'S HEALTH NO
MTTN'ICH. German?. Aue. 18.
(Special.) Edward H. Harriman. the
railway magnate, who lft h?r Sat
urday tor Pari, probably will re
turn to America shortly.
Tna Times correspondent learns
from an authoritative source that
bla chief ailment la rigidity of the
verebrae column. He Is little. If
any, better, havlnr derived no real
benefit from the baths In Gaateln
waters. These possibly were too
strong for him. and In any event
they do not appear to have suited
During his stay in Munich air.
Harriman went out little and made
no long excursions. His faintly fre
quently used the automobile which
he has with him. but he scarcely
ever went -out with them.
NEW YORK. Aug. 16. (Speclal.)-The
elimination of the Vanderbllts from New
Tork Central lines and the complete
ascendency of Edward H. Harriman in
the control of more than 12.000 mfles of
railroad comprised in that system is de
clared to be the next Important move in
the railway world.
It is reported on what seems to be good
authority that the Harriman backers
have secured an option on the greater
portion, if not all, of the Vanderbilt hold
ings and will soon close a deal in the in
terest of the "Xapoleon" of the railway
world. The option which has been ob
tained, it is stated, is on t3O.OO0.O0O worth
of New Tork Central, which is to be
purchased for Mr. Harriman at $150 a
Gets Absolute Control.'
The last report of the Union Pacific
Road shows that it has in its treasury
tl4.ono.O0O worth of New York Central se
curities and it is generally believed that
Mr. Harriman and a few of his friends
have large personal holdings of New
York Central securities. '
The total capitalization of the New
Tork Central Is Ji:8,632,000 and It is un
derstood that the option. If exercised, will
give Mr.- Harriman and his friends abso
lute control of the company. This carries
with it the control of the West Shore
and practical control, though not by
stock ownership, of all roads in the New
Tork Central Lines system.
Second Transcontinental Route.
The acquisition of the New York Cen
tral by Mr. Harriman would give him a
second transcontinental route and place
In him power to make and to control
rates of transportation which was not
dreamed of a few years ago. This power
would extend to traffic East and West
and also North and South, by reason of
his control of the Illinois Central.
CXIOX PACIFIC REACHES 219
Haiiman Stock Touches New High
Record, but Drops Back.
NEW TORK, Au. Is- Union Pacific
stocks made a new high record in the
Wall-street market when the top figure
of 219 was reached soon after the
opening today. Southern Pacific also
reached the highest figure in the his
tory of that stock. Professional trad
ers met the opening demand and the
prices after a time were hammered
down, not until high-water mark had
been reached in the two Harriman
stocks named. On the decline many
large blocks of the two stocks were
sold and eagerly picked up, 7700 shares
of Union Pacific and S500 shares of
United States Steel being among the
big deals recorded.
Union Pacific went down to 214 during
the day. S points below the record price,
but a little later took another upward
lump, but the balance of the list did not
rally with much vim, although there was
spirited bidding up of Northern Pacilic.
In the last few minutes selling was re
newed in all quarters and low prices for
the day were made for many stocks.
BANKR0BBERS TAKE LIFE
Surprised at Work, They Kill Mar
shal, Fatally Wound Cashier.
TULSA, Okla.. Aug. IS. Two robbess,
surprised while looting the State Bank at
Kiefer. Okla., near here, tonight, shot
and killed City Marshal Inford and prob
ably fatally wounded Cashier Calmer
Promptly Faints, Revives, Screams,
Companion Faints, and Then
They Alternate In Swooning.
As Miss Beulah McClure, a wrapper in
the Golden Eagle department store at
Third and Yamhill streets, was engaged
in wrapping a bundle at 2 o'clock yes
terday afternoon, she put a pin in her
month and while laughing at a remark
made by Miss Elsie Leece. a saleswoman,
swallowed the pin. Then she fainted
dead away, to the consternation of Miss
Leece. who aided in reviving her.
soon as Miss McClure regained conscious
ness, she uttered a piercing scream and
this so startled Mian Leece that the lat-
te- nromntlv went Into hysterics and
ended by fainting herself.
By the time Miss Leece was revived,
Miss McClure remembered there was a pin
In her stomach and again she fainted dead
away, not from pain, but from the hor
ror of the thought of that pin. Then Miss
Leece again went Into hysterics and an
other fainting spell, and for two hours
the entire force at work In that depart
ment was busy in trying to quiet the
two young women.
finally at 4 o'clock an automobile was
called, and Miss McClure was taken to
her home, on First street, between Whit-
taker and Gibbs. She fainted again as
she was being removed from the auto
mobile, and medical attendance was sum
moned to quiet her. Miss Leece was
then taken to her home. 214 Woods
street, and she regained her composure
quickly after being separated from Miss
McClure. The doctor called stated that
Miss McClure was suffering from fright
and would probably suffer no ill effects
from swallowing the pin.
GERMANS FIGHT YANKEES
Teutonic Merchants In Haytl Fear
Loss of Trade Monopoly.
PARIS, Aug. 16. A dispatch from Port
au Prince, Haytl, says that a group
of Germans who for years have monopo
lized the commerce of that country, are
conducting a violent campaign against
the American bankers who are negotiat
ing for a concession for the construction
of a railroad system in Hayti.
The dispatch says the Germans control
the newspapers of the country, which
print strongly worded articles against the
Americans and predict the annexation of
Haytl by the United States.
The Germans fear, the dispatch says.
that if the railroad is built It will end
their monopoly In the republic.
COLBURN DONATES FARM
Athena Rancher Gives $25,000
Property to Eugene School.
ATHENA. Or., Aug. IS. (Special.) P.
E. Colburn, one of the best known pioneer
farmers of this section, today gave Bis
farm, which consists of a half section of
the famous Athena wheat land, and
which is worth at least $25,000, to the
Eugene Divinity School, at Eugene, Or;
The condition of the gift is such that
the divinity school shall pay to Mr. Col
burn and wife as long as they live 6 per
cent interest on t24,O0O annually.
Mr. Colburn has no immediate heirs
and feels that this Is the best disposition
that he can make of bis money. He and
his wife will soon go to California to re
CRETE STANDS BY GREECE
Provisional Government Swears Al
legiancePowers Mast Step Jn.
CANEA.' Island of Crete, Aug. IS.
The provisional administrative com,
mlttee, to which the admlnistrtlon of
this island was entrusted when the
Cretan cabinet resigned Sunday, took
the oath of allegiance to the King and
Kingdom of Greece today.
This action apparently Indicates that
it is not the committee's Intention to
meet the demands of the protective
powers to haul down the Greek flag,
and therefore the powers again will be
forced to land troops to - insure the
autonomy of the island.
SHIP NEEDED AT INQUIRY
Officer on Probe Board Xot De
tached, Cruiser Must Go Back.
VALLEJO. Cal.. Aug. 16. The Navy De
partment having failed to iesue orders
temporarily detaching from the cruiser
South Dakota Lieutenant-Commander H.
O. Stlckney and Lieutenant J. O. Fisher,
who are members of the board of in
quiry into charges of alleged lnefftcency
against Edward Kavanaugh, foreman of
the Mare Island boilershops. It is expect
ed the South Dakota, on her return to
Seattle, will be ordered to return to Mare
Island, in order that the inquiry may be
DROWNS WHILE BATHING
Alita Ghlrardclli Goes Too Far Be
MONTEREY, CaL, Aug. 16. Miss Alita
Ghlrardclli. daughter of D. Ghirardelli. a
San Francisco manufacturer of choco
late, was drowned today at Carmel-by-the-Sea.
She went surf-bathing at
noon and got beyond the heavy break
ers. Launches will be sent out with
divers aboard In search of the body.
Miss Ghirardelli was 30 years old and
was well known in social circles in San
Francisco and other Coast cities.
State Seeks to Prove
LITTLE WORK, BUT BIG. FEES
Insurance Companies Send
Receipts as Evidence.
ANOTHER EXTRA SESSION
Governor Hay Consults Lawyer
Member of Senate on Advisability
of Reconvening Legislature
OLTMPIA. Wash.. Aug. 16. (Staff
Correspondence.) Although losing an
other half day this morning because of
the absence of nearly one-third of the
Senators, real progress was made in the
Impeachment trial of J. H. Schively,
Insurance Commissioner, today. The
state presented and completed its testi
mony on four of the articles of im
peachment, offering evidence strongly
tending to prove extortion by Schively
when a'deputy in the Insurance Depart
ment. This progress, however, does not Insure
the completion of the trial by Saturday,
when the legislative session must come
to a close, and if it becomes certain that
the trial will not be ended and a serious
question is raised as to the right of the
Senate to continue to sit as an impeach
ment. Governor Hay will reconvene the
Legislature in special session next Mon
day. The Governor is consulting lawyer
members of the Senate, and he said o
day that If he decides that another spe
cial session Is necessary to preserve the
legality of the trial, the call will be is
Schively Collects In Excess.
The hastening of the taking of testi
mony today was brought about by the
state withdrawing for purpose of amend
ment IS of the articles, which it Is 'con
ceded fall within the rule on which
article 1 was stricken, and the withdrawal
by Schlvely's counsel of the demurrer to
the remaining articles.
On- the four articles covered today, the
state presented direct testimony or depo
sitions from the officers of four com
panies from which Schively secured sums
In excess of the J35 entrance fee, to the
efTect that either there was no examina
tion, or a perfunctory one of the com
panies at the most, for which the excess
sums were paid and that no itemized
statement of expenses was submitted by
the Insurance Commissioner.
Extortion Charge Backed Up.
The first testimony concerned article t,
which charges Schively with extortion in
demanding and receiving from the Boston
Insurance Company $100 for verification of
report. ( A deposition by William Head,
vice-president of the company, was pre
sented, alleging the payment of the $100,
exhibiting the original receipts and alleg
ing that no examination was made. A
corroborative deposition by George O.
Hoadley, of San Francisco, general man-
(Concluded on Pa.se 3.)
.1 I hii i
BE HIS GOAL-
Drowns After Desperate Battle In
Which He Excels Feat of
NIAGARA FALLS, N. T., Aug. 16.
Eighteen-year-old August Sporer, of this
city, was drowned today in the whirlpool
With three companions, Sporer went
swimming in the river. He struck out at
once for the middle of the stream. His
companions called to him to turn back,
for the current is very swift at that point.
but he kept on down stream and was
caught in the great sweep, the first break
from the smoother waters to the rapids.
Although a frail boy, he went into the
rapids swimming strongly and held his
own until he struck the giant wave.
Again and again he disappeared, only to
reappear each time fighting desperately
against the current. Then, when within
100 yards of the whirlpool, his strength
gave out and he sank and was lost to
Even then he had swum perhaps 100
yards further than did the great English
swimmer. Captain Webb.
CALVINS COMING NORTH
Harriman Manager and Wife Have
Recovered From Appendicitis.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16. E. E.
Calvin, vice-president and general man
ager of thfl Southern Pacific Railroad,
and Mrs. Calvin, both of whom have
Just recovered from operations for
appendicitis, left tonight for the North.
They will visit Portland and the
Alaska-Yukon-Paciflc Exposition at
Seattle.' On their return trip they will
Mr. Calvin was stricken with ap
pendicitis June 21, and his wife was
attacked by the malady while attending
him as he was recovering from the re
FIRE CHIEF USES PISTOL
Himself Perhaps Fatally Wounded,
He Shools Down Incendiary.
ROSfrEUi, N. M., Aug. 16. Gustave
Van Elm, fire chief at Nevis, N. M., after
being shot perhaps fatally by his an
tagonist, snot and killed John Childress
during a dispute in which Childress was
accused of Betting fire to his own
home. ie shooting occurred Saturday.
Van Elm declared when the fire de
partment arrived at the fire Childress
knocked down two of the firemen with
revolver. The chief was so badly
wounded that he had to support himself
against a tree while he returned the
fire, killing Childress.
MATE LOST OVERBOARD
John Baker Drowned From Schoon
er Albert Meyer at Wlllapa.
SOUTH BEND, Wash.. Aug. 16.
(Special.) The schooner Albert Meyer
arrived in at 11 A. M. today with flag
t'half mast and trailing a lifeboat.
Captain Johnson reported that while
crossing the bar and near whistling
buoy. First Mate John Baker fell from
the port rigging forward into the sea
and was drowned. A life preserver was
thrown him and a boat lowered but he
only came to the aurfaoe once, and be
ing unable to swim went down for the
last time. Baker was 55 years old and
a native of Montreal.
"WELL, WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT!"
i--K I r MM
Hot Wave Strikes Down
Hosts, Kills Fifty.
MUCH VEGETATION IS KILLED
Corn and Cotton Shriveled Up
by Fierce Bfast.
TEMPERATURE UP TO 110
Highest Record by Government Is at
Muskogee Kansas City Has
Ten Deaths, St. Louis 3 7
and St. Joseph Two.
FACTS ABOUT HOT WAVE.
Ten deaths in Kansas City. 2 in
St. Joseph Monday, 3T In St. Louis
In last four days.
Highest temperature on Govern
ment thermometer 110 degrees at
Muskogee, Okla. Temperature alt
other points: 'Wellington. Kan., 106;
Topeka, Kan.. 102; Oklahoma City,
103 (on the street 112); McAllister,
105: Lincoln, Neb., 103.
Vegetation killed, corn crop In
Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma
Epidemic of murder and suicide In
KANSAS CITY, Aug. 16. Unusually
intense heat, officially recorded by the
Government Weather Bureau as high as
110 degrees, caused at least ten deaths,
numerous prostrations and much dam
age today In Missouri, Kansas and
Oklahoma. Throughout the Southwest
the day was the most trying since the
devastating drouth of 1901. As the
withering winds swept across the plains
much vegetation fell.
In this citythe heat continued and
prostrated a score, some of whom are
in a dangerous condition. The Union
depot was like an oven. Babies became
seriously ill, and medical attention was
needed before their mothers could re
sume their journeys. The distress of
a party of immigrants was great.
Ice Famine Is Result.
The likelihood of an ice famine added
to the gravity of the situation here,
Dealers reported that the factories were
running night and day, but that the de
mand had exceeded the supply. Most of
the dealc-.rs refused to deliver more
than 25 pounds to any residence, and
feared they would have to cut this
quota down by tomorrow.
At Wellington, Kan., the official
temperature was 106. Corn was suf
fering greatly in that district. The day
was the hottest Topeka has had for
eight years, 102 degrees being officially
recorded. Two prostrations resulted
Kansas and Oklahoma Blasted.
The last eight days in Kansas, each
with a maximum temperature above 90
degrees and a minimum which has not
(Concluded on Page 3.)
Takes Long Hike, Slides Through
Log Chute and Changes Counties
to Receive Service.
ALBAN ,'' Or., Adg". 16. (Special.)
So anxious was William H. Greenhagen
to receive service in the suit for divorce
brought by his wife. Fay Penelope
Greenhagen, that he traveled several
miles from the lumber camp where he
was working, crossed the North San
tiam Rive.r from Marion on a log
chute and entered Linn County so that
he could accept service from Sheriff D.
Smith had been Informed that Green
hagen was at Mill City, on the Linn
County side of the North Santiam River,
and went there on the train Saturday
morning. Arriving at Mill City he
found that the defendant was cooking
in the Curtiss Lumber Company's Camp
No. 8, near Detroit, In Marlon County.
It would have been illegal for htm to
serve Greenhagen in Marion County, but
Smith decided to take a chance on get
ting Greenhagen to cross the river into
Linn County. So he called Greenhagen
up on the telephone line to the Curtiss
' Suppose your wife should, bring a
divorce suit against you," said the
Sheriff, "would you object to the papers
being served upon you?"
"I should say not," came the response
over the wire.
"Well, if I come up there tonight will
you agree to cross the river into Linn
County with me and accept service?"
asked Smith, who didn't want to make
the trip in vain, as it necessitated his
remaining in the mountains over Sun
day. "I'll be there," said Greenhagen.
Sheriff Smith went to Detroit, and he
and Greenhagen crossed the Santiam
together on a log chute into Linn
County, and there Smith formally served
the defendant with the summons and a
copy of the complaint.
KICK MAY COST $100,000
Cook's Eyes Filled With Rust by Cat
Sent Hurtling Through Screen.
NEW TORK, Aug. 16 Ernest W.
Smellie, New York manager for a glove
manufacturer, has been sued for $100,
000, by Emily Jones, his cook, because,
it is charged, he kicked the cat through
a window screen. His small daughter
had complained that the cat scratched
The cook says that her eyes were
filled with a shower of particles of rust
iron wire as the cat forcibly, disap
peared, and she estimates the damage
to her sight and her lessened chances
of matrimony at $100,000.
IDAHO TOWN IS WIPED OUT
Iron Mountain Swept by Fire; Loss
SPOKANE, Aug. 16. The small town
of Iron Mountain, Idaho, formerly known
as Superior, near Wallace, was practi
cally wiped out by fire this morning.
The fire started between two hotels and
burned 15 buildings, leaving one saloon
as the only business house. The loss Is
estimated at $35,000, with $20,000 insurance.
The Northern Pacific depot and the
water tank were saved.
ABDUL IS NOT WEAR DEATH
Trouble In Throat Gave Rise to
Rumors About ex-Sultan.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Aug. 16. Abdul
Ham id, ex-Sultan of Turkey, now in con
finement in Salonica, suffered recently
from a slight abscess of the throat, which
made It difficult for him to swallow. He
refused to submit to an operation and
the trouble eventually removed itself.
This gave rise to reports that Abdul
Hamid's life was despaired of.
MANGLED BY NATURAL GAS
Seven Men and Three Women In
jured by Explosion.
CLEVELAND, Aug. 16. Seven men and
three women, two of whom may die, were
injured today when an explosion of nat
ural gas wrecked the four-story building
occupied by the Wirick Moving & Storage
MEXICO DENIES REPORT
No Truth In Rumor Diaz' Son Assas
sinated, Say Officials.
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 16. A rumor that
Porfiro Diaz, Jr., son of President Diaz,
has been assassinated was pronounced to
night as absurd.
Mexican officials, are highly incensed at
the report, which originated In El Paso.
KILLED AT MONTE CARLO
American Millionaire Meets Death
at Hands of Hospital Guard.
MONTE CARLO, Aug. 16. Ned
Marshall, described as an American mill
ionaire, was killed today by a hospital
guard, who escaped.
BASEBALL KILLS YOUTH
Chicago Boy Dies From Effects of
Blow Upon Head.
CHICAGO, Aug. 16. Bendon Smith,
14 years old, was killed here today by
a baseball striking him on the ear.
War Game in East Made
INVADERS CONTINUE ADVANCE
General Bliss Occupies Strat
egic Position at Night.
TWO SHARP ENCOUNTERS
Scouts Tangled in Skirmishes and
Sixteen Are "Killed" in One
Battle and Forty Taken
ROCK STATION, Mass., Aug.. 16.
For the first time since the beginning
of the war game between the armies
of the red and the blue the two forces
tonight were In close touch. A general
engagement is likely tomorrow.
The situation follows a day which
proved eventually as deciding on which
side of the group of lakes General Tas
ker H. Bliss, commanding the red
army, would make his advance. He
sent the Tenth Cavalry and the Four
teenth New York Infantry toward My
ricks station, on the extreme west, this
movement being only a feint, and the
real advance was along the eastern end
of the line.
Tonight the headquarters of the commander-in-chief
are about four milea
southeast of Middlesboro, a most strate
Bliss In Strategic Point.
General Bliss is so situated that he
still may have a chance to move his
army quickly around Assawontsett
Lake, and then swing his full strength
against ueneral William A. Pew's blue
forces on the letter's right wing, or
he might even attempt to turn the right
in upon itself.
Observers here, however, were In
clined to think tonight that such a
move would be less politic than a quick
swing around the left . of the blue
army, so as to force a path for the
Invaders between Middlesboro and
Plyropton. ihat would mean an at
tempt to turn the left wing and would
afford the advantage of more territory
for maneuvering plenty of fairly good
main and crossroads, and, what ia
theoretically an exceedingly strong
consideration, will give the red army
an opportunity to work around to the
west if it found itself In a dangerous
As a result of the forward movement
(Concluded on Pftffe .1.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 77.1
degrees; minimum, 48.2, degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; northwest winds.
British House of Commons pusses South
African confederation bill. Page 4.
Glenn Curtiss' airshir.' driven to earth at
Rhelms and Curtiss slightly nun. rage J,
Decisive engagement espected today In war
game in Massachusetts. Pago 1.
Mexico arranging for meeting of Taft and
Dlas. Page 5.
San Francisco to have first direct primary
In municipal campaign today. Page 3.
Ballinger-Pinchot controversy may not be
reWved at Trans-Mississippi Congress,
owing to Taf-'s intervention. Page 2.
Terrible hat in Southwest causes man
deaths and destroys crops. Page 1.
Harriman secures control of Vanderbilt
tern. Page 1.
Sutton court of inquiry decides on flndlngsj
probable purport Page 3.
Horse-racing to be revived in California witbl
oral betting. Page 7.
Sergeant Hingle. of United States Marines
breaks long-range rifle record at Camp
Perry. Page 7.
Northwestern League scores: Portland 2.
Aberdeen 0; Seattle ti, Vancouver 3; Ta-
coma 1, Spokane 6. Pase 7.
Pari He Northwest.
Taking of testimony is begun In Schively
trial. Page 1.
Twohy Bros, still active in Deschutes.
Final land drawing is made at Coeur
dAlene. Page 0.
Mount Baker's crater known to emit vapor
at times. Page 0.
E E. Beard, of, Vancouver, Is candidate for
congress. Page 4.
Taft's proposed visit to Seattle starts row aa
to how he shall spend his time. Page 5.
Marion County man crosses river on log
chute to receive service in divorce suit.
Commercial and Marine.
Better feeling in local grain market. Page
High price paid for cash grain at Chicago.
Five-point break in Union Paclfle. Page 15.
Heavy business in Coastwise shipping pre
vails. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Girl swallows pin in store, fainting bee fol
lows. Page 1.
Colonel McDoneil will recall verbal resig
nation as comminder of Third Regiment.
Prominent business men discuss importance
of announcement that Hill will build
to Central Oregon. Page 14.
Dr. David Starr Jordan discusses heavy run
of sockeye salmon. Page 10.
Heymans arraigned on charge of forging1
death certificate 'of Golda W. Rowland.
Pajciflc Car Foundry Company to build
4O0,000 plant here. Page lrt.
Mutual Fire Insurance men of country
here for convention. Page 11.
Work of farmers' institutes discussed in
convention here. Page 4.
Boppicktng season to begin In Krebs yard
August 2a Page 16.
Mayor Simon appoints committee to ar
range for entertainment of President
Taft. Page 10.