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VOL. XLIX.-XO. 15,202.
111 SMI FRAN CIS C D
Business Men's Ticket
Ahead at Primary.
GRAFT PROSECUTION IS ISSUE
Republican Party Divided by
Bitter Factional Fight.
HENEY IS BEHIND TICKET
Xoted Prosecutor Is Not Given Sup
port Expected From Reformers,
and May Not Ran for Office
In November Election.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal.. Aug. 17. (Spe
cial.) The primary election which was
held in this city to select municipal can
didates for the November election, re
sulted in a close and bitter fight between
two factions of the Republican party,
which comprises 60 per cent of the voters
of San Francisco. The issue involved
in this factional fight is really whether
the costly graft prosecution shall con
tinue along the present lines or be
dropped where it is apparent that con
victions cannot be secured. William
Crocker beads the business men's ticket
for Mayor, while Byron Mausey Is the
candidate of the Independent Republi
cans, representing; the reform element.
At midnight a snap compilation of the
votes so far counted in 67 precincts em
bracing strongholds of the various can
didates In different sections of the city,
which should give a fair average of the
total vote cast, show that Crocker has
received 3300 votes and Mausey 2687. If
this rate holds out until the complete
vote is counted, Crocker's plurality
should reach a total of 3000.
Heney Jjoalng Out.
The fight for the Republican nomina
tion for District Attorney - is between
Charles Flckeifml 1'iu.itrj'T. Wfrticy:
The same 67 precincts give, Fickert MIT
and Heney ISM. indicating that Heney has
actually run fan behind his ticket and
Mausey's vote. This is a great surprise
to everybody, for it was believed that
he would receive the pledged support of
the ardent reform element to such an
extent that the ' battle for the nomina
tion for District Attorney would be a
very close one.
Of course it must be remembered that
Heney'a name did not appear on the face
of the ticket and that he was running as
the Independent candidate of all parties
and that his name had to be writtten on
the ticket by his supporters; but it Is
contended by his opponents that the
voters who were so Ignorant as to let
' that fact cut any figure In their vote
were not of the class who would have
voted for him had his name been printed
In black-faced type. It was the en
thuslastio reformer who was supposed
to give Heney his main support.
Heney May Hare Plan.
It would not cause a great surprise to
the knowing ones If the great graft
prosecutor saw the handwriting on the
. wall and chose some other way of keep
ing control of the office of the Public
Prosecutor than by allowing himself to
run as an, independent candidate at the
election in November.
The complete returns will not all be In
before late tomorrow morning. The ticket
Is long and complicated and the counting
Is necessarily slow.
It Is said the entire busines men's ticket
will be nominated by the Republicans,
with Crocker at Its head. Dr. T. W. B.
Lei and receives the Democratic nomina
tion and McCarthy perhaps the Union
WIND AGAINST WELLMAN
Twice Prepares to Fly to Pole, but
Puts Back. "
HAMMERFBST. Norway, Aug. 17. A
dispatch from Walter Wellman's Arctic
expedition camp at Spitsbergen dated Au
gust 14 says:
"A north gale which had been blowing
on the 6th dropped on the 12th, and Mr.
Wellman made ready to start in search
of the North Pole. The balloon was in
flated and provisioned, and the motors
were working smoothly. On the 13th the
wind was still variable, but Mr. Wellman
decided to get the airship out of the
"The offlcers and crew of the Thalia
assisted In swinging the airship, which
was of fine appearance, out of the stied.
The wind, however, again freshened and
at C o'clock In the morning Mr. Wellman
ordered the airship back Into the shed
to wait for more propitious weather."
WRECK 0NLEPER ISLAND
British Vessel Ashore on Molokal
Will Be Total Loss.
HONOLULU, Aug. 17. The steamer
Niihau went ashore early today on the
coast of the Island of Molokal, and has
been abandoned by her officers and crew.
The vessel, which Is of 600 tons burden,
will probably prove a total loss. The
steamer Claudine has gone to the scene
of the wreck to attempt to float the
SUICIDE CAUSE OF
CITIZENS OF GOLDFIELD DE
TERMINE OX VENGEANCE.
Two Murders Within Hall Year, In
Which Women Are Victims,
noT.rF151LD. Nev.. Aug. 17. Infuri
ated by the suicide of Thomas Heslip,
the well-known mining man. who enaea
his life by taking cyanide of potassium
today while crazed with grief over the
death of his wife, who was shot and
killed by Patrick C. Casey last night, a
mob later In the day determined to storm
the County Jail, In which Casey was con
fined, and string him up to the nearest
.i.rih nnle. and to wreak a similar
vengeance on Martin SheridaD, who has
been awaiting trial for wife murder- tor
bIx months. .
It was the purpose of the mob to
dvnamite the Jail, which withstood an
attack last night Just after the killing
of Mrs. Heslip and the wounding of
Mrs. Frank Mann by Casey. The plan
was defeated by Sheriff Callahan, how
ever, the prisoners being smuggled out
of the Jail and carried to Tonopah in
automobiles, which were manned by
Because of the lury of the citizens, the
District Attorney has called the grand
Jury to act on both cases without delay.
ESCAPES DUTY ON HATS
Kitty Gordon Appals Customs Of
ficers With Much Headgear.
NEW YORK. Aug. 17. (Special.)
Hon. Mrs. Henry Beresford, known to
the stage as Kitty Gordon, arrived from
Southampton today on the North German
Lloyd liner Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse,
to play leading parts for "Sam" Bernard
In the coming production of "VThe Wls
ard." The vast number of hats In her
luggage caused the customs inspectors
especially to Inspect the goods.
"Are you a milliner?" they asked.
"Indeed. I am not," she replied scorn
fully. "There Isn't a hat in that lot I
don't need. That's why I brought them
The customs men looked a bit dubious.
"I can convince you very quickly that
I have worn them all at some time or
other," she went on. "You know a wo
man never gets her hat on straight the
very first time. As I'm ableto do this,
you can see they're not new."
The speaker began putting on hats one
after another, but before she had pro
ceeded very far the customs men gasped
and quit. 1
M. L. WISDOM IS DYING
Well-Known Editor and Horseman
Suffers Relapse at His Home.
M l. Wisdom, editor of the Rural
Spirit, and widely known in Portland and
the Paclfle Northwest, who has been
critically 111 at his home for several
weeks. Is not expected to live. He is
v.o. .Mended bv Dr. L. W. Hyde, who
at 10 o'clock last night announced:
"Mr. Wisdom is very low xonignu n
is very doubtful In my mind as to his
surviving the night. Indications are
Mr. Wisdom is suffering from heart
diseasa. He was taken ill about a month
ago while attending the A.-Y.-P. Exposi
tion as a member of a committee from
Portland. He was sent back to this city
and was confined for a number' of days
at the Good Samaritan Hospital, from
which he was discharged three weeks
ago upon improving. He suffered a re
lapse yesterday morning, and his condi
tion has grown worse steadily.
POWERS CAUTION CRETANS
Warn Islanders Not to Resist Re
moval of Grecian Flag.
CANEA. Crete, Aug. 17. The foreign
Consuls here, on behalf of the Interna
tional squadron now anchored in Canea
Bay, today notified the Cretan govern
ment that the Greek flag would be
hauled down Wednesday. They warned
the government that irreparable conse
quences will follow any attack made
on a landing party.
On account of this warning the
Cretan authorities issued an apeal to
the people not to obstruct in any way
the action of the powers.
C. P. R. DISCOVERS FRAUD
Fake Accident Syndi'-Zul Said to
Have Been Successful.
MONTREAL. Que., Aug. 17. The legal
department of the Canadian Pacific
Railway believes it has unearthed a huge
conspiracy to mulct that and other cor
porations by means of false claims for
damages for personal Injury received in
alleged accidents. The claimants are al
leged to have a regular organization,
with branches in Chicago, Toronto, Van
couver and other places, and to carry on
a systematic scheme of fraud by means
of false claims, false witnesses, etc.
Three arrests have been made and
others are promised.
BLACK HANDSHAKE COSTLY
President of Rust College Has to
Resign for Own Safety.
CINCINNATI, O., Aug. 17. The execu
tive board of the Freemen's Aid So
ciety of the Methodist Episcopal Church
here has elected Rev. J. F. Decking to
j be' president of Rust University, at Holly
The election was made necessary by
the abrupt resignation of Dr. F. C. En
glish, of Cincinnati, who said he had
been threatened by a mob at Ethel.
Miss., because he had shaken hands with
j a colored presiding elder. ,
PORTLAND, OREGON, .WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1909.
ASTORIA CHILD IS
Mother Sent Her With
Friend to Boise.
TRACE COMPLETELY LOST HERE
Later Man Writes to Astoria
and Boise for Money.
FATHER MAY HAVE HER
Estranged From Wife, He Has
Shown Fondness for Daughter,
And Grandmother, to Whom
She Was Going, Is Afraid. .
Police of three cities are searching for
little 6-year-old Mildred Waldorf, the
daughter of Mrs. Bessie Brown, of As
toria, Or., who left her home more than
a month ago for Idaho. The mother of
the child had entrusted her to the care of
Harry E. Hallock, who had been In
structed to take her to the home of Mrs.
H. A. Laberg, the little girl's grand
mother, living at 1409 Thirteenth street.
North, Boise City.
All Trace Lost Here.
Man and child are known to have left
Astoria and to have arrived in Portland
but here all trace of them was lost.
Whether the girl wandered from her
guardian or has been kidnaped or mur
dered, or whether she Is still in the care
of her custodian, who has not taken her
as directed and failed to notify her
mother, is a question whh&h the police of
Astoria, Portland and Boise are trying
to solve. A general alarm has been sent
out for the man and his charge.
The Portland police were apprised of
the disappearance by Frank Nobuye, a
Japanese, sent to this city yesterday by
the mother of the girl to engage in the
search. He, accompanied by a prominent
Japanese merchant of . Portland, visited
detective headquarters yesterday and left
a description of the missing people. He
said Mrs. Brown had given Hallock $45
to defray the girl's expenses to Boise
Both Gone for Ten Days.
After searching through Portland's ho
tels yesterday, Nobuye found Hallock and
the child had been living for a time at
the Merchants Hotel on North . Third
street The hotel people stated that Hal
lock left about ten days ago and that
they had not seen him since. As the
girl has not arrived at her grandmother's,
her relatives, who began to be uneasy
about her several weeks ago, are now
frantic over her uncertain fate.
GIRL'S FATHER MAY HAVE HER
Estranged From Mother, but Al
ways Fond of Child.
BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 17. (Special.)
Learning by telegram of the supposed
kidnaping of her granddaughter, Grace
(Concluded on Page 4.)
FOUR THUGS TIE
MEN, BLOW SAFE
ATTEMPT MADE TO ROBDOERN
Watchman and Hobo Bound and
Brakeman Met by Volley of Bul
letsEscape Without Loot.
Safecrackers made a desperate effort
to get into the safe of the Dornbech
er Manufacturing Company early this
morning and succeeded in badly dam
aging: the safe with three charges of
nltro-glycerlne. but did not get at the
contents. They were frightened away
from their work by the crew of the
switching: engine which pulled Into the
siding of the Dornbecher siding to
pick up cars.
E.' R. Mickley, living at 263 Fifth
streeet, was in the flreroon of the fac
tory when he was suddenly seized by
one of four men, all of them masked
and armed. He was thrown down and
his arms tied behind his back. The
robbers carried him outside -and upon
a pile of ties 25 yards from the build
ing they found a hobo wrappped In his
blankets asleep. Him also they seized
and bound and carried the two help
less men 100 yards down the track to
the Twenty-eighth street bridge and
laid them outside the fence along the
They then went back to the factory,
gathering up a sledgehammer and other
tools, and went at the safe. hcy
knocked ofr the knob with a hammer, and
drilling holes, set of in all' three charges
of nltro-glycerine. In the midst of their
work a switch engine pulled into the su
ing to pick up cars from the factory,
the brakeman entered the rear door to get
his orders and was met with a volley
of shots from the robbers, one of the
bullets going through his hat. He prompt
ly ran off and the engine backed down
town, going back In half an hour with po
lice aid. As the engine returned, Mickley
and the hobo were found lyinlg beside the
track, but the robbers had gone, leaving
a pint bottle of nltro-glycerlne and all
their tools in the factory office.
SEATTLE IS MUCH UPSET
Taffs Proposed Visit Starts Numer
SEATTLE, Aug. 17. (Special.) Settle's
Mayor and Councilmen, after reading of
Josiah Collins' plan to keep and hold
President Taft as a little private exhibi
tion for a few specially selected guests at
the Seattle Golf and Country Club for an
entire day, were peeved. Some of them
showed real anger in discussing the mat
ter between stunts in the councilmanic
slapstick show at the City Hall tonight.
"Let the people see their President and
let the President see his people," cried
the Councilmen, and some wanted to ar
range on the instant a grand street pa
rade when William Howard Taft would
sally forth in a slow-going automobile
among thousands and thousands of cheer
ing people lined up on Second avenue
from the depot to Belltown.
TAFT IS TRUE ENTHUSIAST
President Braves ''Xor'easter" to
Play His Game of Golf.
BEVERLY, Mass., Aug. 17. President
Taft today braved a northeast storm and
a steady downpour of rain to play golf.
DISPELLING THE CLOUD.
By Intent or Accident,
None Can Know.
FINDINGS OF INQUIRY COURT
Mother's Theory of Murder !s
WINTHROP WILL APPROVE
Decision Will Confirm That of First
Court on Almost AH Points
and Ignores Charges Sut
ton Shot by Officers.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17. (Special.)
Authentic information of the decision of
the naval court of Inquiry which Inves
tigated the cause of the death of Lieu
tenant James Sutton, of the Marine
Corps, was obtained today. The court's
decision, which will be made fully public
tomorrow, varies little from the decision
of the first board of inquiry which inves
tigated Lieutenant Sutton's death the
day after the tragedy at Annapolis in
The theory of murder advanced by
Mrs. Sutton is repudiated by the court,
the question of suicide or accidental
death Is left as a matter never to be
fully known, while the wholesale charges
which It was predicted would be lodged
against Lieutenant Sutton's companions
find no place In the court's findings. Act.
lng Secretary Winlhrop expects to give
the court's decision his official approval
Most important among the court's find
ings is naturally the finding that Lieu
tenant Sutton held the revolver which
fired the fatal shot into his own head.
This was the contention of the officers
who were with him and the report made
by the first board.
Again It negatives the bold assertion of
Mrs. Sutton's attorney, Henry E. Davis,
that the wound could not have been self
inflicted and the allegation that Lieuten
ant Sutton was shot In the back of the
head while fleeing from his brother offi
cers after they had beset him and beaten
Why Lieutenant Sutton pulled the trig
ger while he lay face downward on the
ground Is taken up, but the evidence on
this point Is Insufficient to determine what
passed In the officer's mind when he fired
How far the court's finding on this
point will console Mrs. Sutton in her con
tention that her son did not commit sui
cide is not known.
Broad discretionary authority is given
the Secretary of the Navy in acting on
the findings of a court of inquiry and he
my approve or disapprove in whole 'or
In part, send the case back for further
inquiry or order a new court.
Should the court find that some marine
officers have violated the marine regula
tions, the time has not yet elapsed in
which punishment for infractions may be
LAD'S LIFE SAVED
BY REWARD WATCH
FALLS WITH GUN, BULLET HITS
TIMEPIECE AND GLANCES.
Ralph Ramsdell Meets Serious Ac
cident at Seaside Arm Frac
tured, but Life Is Saved.
SEASIDE, Or., Aug. 17. (Special.) A
gold watch, given to Ralph Ramsdell by
his father as a reward for not smoking
until he attained his 19th year, was the
means of saving the young man's life to
day when a rifle he was carrying acci
dentally discharged. The bullet, striking
the watch In a pocket near his heart,
glanced and shattered his arm. Although
seriously fractured, surgeons believe they
can save the lad's arm.
Young Ramsdell, in company with Or
mand Rankin and Robert McClure, all of
Portland, had been hunting near Forest
Grove, and were en route overland to
Seaside. Whiel crossing the bridge over
the Necanicum, a loose plank tripped
Ramsdell and he fell forward, the Im
pact on the hammer discharging the rifle
Young Ramsdell is the son of a well
known employe of the Llpman-Wolfe
Company, of Portland, and is a student
at the University of Oregon, Eugene. The
watch which saved the boy's life was a
family heirloom, and had been carried 30
years by Mr. Ramsdell, Sr., before he
presented it to his son. Young Ramsdell
was taken tonight to a Portland hospital
TRINITY FREE OF TERROR
Visiting Nimrod Kills Half-Ton
Grizzly In California.
MARYSVILLE, Cal., Aug. 17 (Spe-
rlal l-Thomas McDonald, a well-known
miir. man and caDltalist. has won the
distinction of ridding Trinity County of
the terror of the ranges, by Killing wnai
is undoubtedly the biggest grizzly ever
seen in the northern part of the state.
Th monster beast, weighing close to
inort nounds. has for years Deen sinKing
terror to the hearts of the residents of
the Salmon River range, killing slieep
and making other depredations.
McDonald, who is an expert rifle shot,
to rid the COUntV Of the
T,i, .anto nnri has arrnmnllshed his task
After a short though fierce struggle, the
bear was killed, and McDonald now has
trophies of the chase in the way of
the biggest bearskin ever seen in -this
region, and has been voted a resolution
of thanks by the residents of the section
the bear had terrorized.
QUAKE TALE EXAGGERATED
Returning Travelers Say Damage
Was Not Very Serious.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Aug. 17.-Pass-engers
arriving from Mexican ports today
on the Panama steamer Acapulco, the
first vessel to bring details of the earth
quake of July 29, 30 and 31, declare that
the reports reaching this country by wire
greatly overestimated the loss of life re
sulting from the disturbances.
They declare that only two persons
were killed outright at Acapulco, al
though hundreds had narrow escapes.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 85.1
degree, minimum, 55.2 degree.
TODAY'S Fair; northwesterly winds.
Contract signed at Pekln admitting Ameri
cans to share in Chinese loan, page 2.
Curtfss' .aeroplane repaired, ready for night
Sunday. Page 8.
Government shows decrease In coal produc
tion in 1808. Page 2.
Great advantage gained by Invading army
In war maneuvers. Page 3.
Crocker nominated for Mayor by Repub
licans; Heney beaten for District Attor
ney. Page 1.-
Trans-Mississippi Congress will debate rail
and water rate controversy. Page 3.
Kitty Gordon escapes paying duty on many
hats by trying them all on. Page l.
Great grizzly bear killed In California.
Brave rescue of whole crew o; wrecked ship
on Long Island Coast. Page 5.
Harrlman to start for New York today and
close New York Central deal on arrival.
Fatal automobile accident in Wyoming.
I Page 8.
Jerome denounces Persch as common thief
and discredits his story of having accom
plices. Page 1.
Heat causes more deaths in Southwest, but
cool weather comes. Page 4.
Coast League scores: Portland 6, San Fran
cisco 5; Los Angeles 4, Oakland 3; Sac
ramento 7. Vernon 1. Page 7.
Comisky buys leader from Coast league and
spends 100.0O0 on players. Page 7.
Great scores made by winners of Camp Perry
rifle matches. Page 3.
Northwestern League scores: Portland 8.
Aberdeen .1: Seattle 8, Vancouver 2; Ta
coma 7, Spokane 10.
Smlthson to represent Multnomah Club In
game at Athens In May. Page 7.
State steals march on Schlvely's attorney,
much testimony admitted. Page 1.
Hay. In message to Legislature, recom
mends -adoption of Income tax amend
ment. Page 6.
"I told you so." is the echo In Eastern
Oregon since Hill announcement. Page 6.
Prison Congress at Seattle hears reports.
Commercial and Marine.
Large importations of foreign wool. Page
Small fluctuations In wheat at Chicago,
Portland and Vicinity.
Great legal battle for existence of Oregon
Trunk begins. Page 5.
Farmers' Institute workers close their con
vention. Page 10.
Port of Portland approves plan for new rail
road bridge. Page 14.
American Association of Mutual Fire Insur
ance Companies opens 14th convention.
Police of three cities And trace here of girl
placed In care of man by mother.
Little boy drowned In lake In Hawthorne
Park. Page 14.
Bold robber get good haul when they hold
up East Side saloon. Page 4.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Steal $10,000 Worth of
THIEVES RECROSS TO CANADA
Bold Trick Turned by Men
From Fraser River.
REVENUE PATROL IS ASKED
American Cannerymen Aroused to
Fever Heat of Indignation.
Heavy Rewards Are Posted
and Pinkertons Employed.
BEIXINGHAM, "Wash.. Aug. 17.-A,
band of 40 armed Fraser River fisher
men, on board eight gasoline fishing boats,
swooped down last night on the Millegan
and Jalsell traps of the Pacific American
Fisheries Company, at' Point Roberts,
within a few miles of the international
boundary line, held up the trap watchmen
at the point of rifles., and balled out $10,
000 worth of sockeye salmon, which they
loaded Into their boats and took back
across the boundary line.
Bert Rooney, a watchman on the Mille
gan trap, gave the news of the fish pi
rates' raid to the captain of the Paclflo
American Fisheries Convpony's tuff Vic
tor, who brought It to this city tonight.
A telegram haa been sent to Port Town
send by the officials of the Pacific Amer
ican Fisheries Company, asking that the
revenue cutter Peary be dispatched here
at once to guard the northerly traps from
Incurslors from across the border.
Heavy Rewards Posted.
The Pacific American Fisheries Com
pany will hire Pinkerton detectives -o
guard- every one of ita traps on Pugef
Sound ard has posted a standing offer of
$1000. reward for news of the Identity of
any pirate caught looting a trap.
Trapmen of this city are In a fever heat
of Indignation over the occurrence, Rnd
will go to any expense to prevent a
recurrence of the raid. A plan to patrol
the border Is now being talked of.
The raid was carefully premeditated, ac
cording to the report which reached this
city, as a fish buyer was aboard one of
the pirate launches.
Fraser Cannerymen Blamed.
Cannerymen here believe that the raov
was urged and directly planned by tha
Fraser River cannerymen, who have not
been securing enough fish to run their
plants at full capacity, and who have
been complaining that the American trap
men were not observing the closed seasou
The number of salmon stolen was be
tween 40,000 and 50,000, or all that tlis
launches could carry. The value, reck
oned at the current price of 25 cents
apiece, Is $10,000, or more. This raid Is
the biggest act of fish piracy ever report,
ed on Pugct Sound.
HIS FALL MAY BE FATAL
Laborer Props From Trestle Xeat
Oswego; Budly Hurt.
D. Sutton, a laborer employed by the)
Southern Pacific Railroad in construction
work near Oswego, is dying in St Vin
cent's Hospital as the result of injurle
received yesterday by a fall from a tres
tle. Sutton fell about 20 feet. He sus
tained a broken leg and a broken arm
and severe Internal Injuries.
He was brought to the Jefferson-Street
depot by train last night and conveyed
to the hospital In the Red Cross ambu
lance. Companions who accompanied hl.il
to town from the scene of the accident
said he had made a misstep and fallen)
off the trestle backward.
BRYAN GETS PAY AT FAIR
Defeated Candidate Expected to Be
Drawing Card at Seattle.
SEATTLE, Wash.,. Aug. 17. William J.
Bryan, having announced his intention of
visiting the Alaska-Yukon-Faclfic Expo
sition during the closing week, and ex
pressed his willingness to take part In
any exercises that may be arranged,
plans have been begun for the celebra
tion of Bryan Day, with excursions from
all over the Northwest.
It Is proposed by some to make Octo
ber 16 the closing day of the fair, Bryan
SOUTH CAROLINA IS DRYER
Fifteen Out of Twenty-pne Counties
Vote for Prohibition.
CHARLESTON, S. C. Aug.. 17. Pro
hibition won in 15 of the 21 counuty elec
The county ispensary system will be
retained only in six of the counties vot
ing. Troops to Quit Fort William.
WINNIPEG. Aug. 17. The regular sol
diers who have been on duty at Fort
William returned to their barracks hero
today, leaving 30 special Canadian Pa
cific Railway constables armed with rifles!
to maintain order. Five hundred men arq
now working on the docks, .