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PRICE FIVE CENTS.
BE GUT OFF
Likely Outcome of Row
RELIC OF ROOSEVELT REGIME
Tafl in Harmony With Ballin
ger on Conservation.
ADHERE CLOSELY TO LAW
Frceldcmt Fa-rora Roosevelt's Policy,
bat Will Ask Congress to Enact
lni Allowing Him to
Carry It Oat.
OREGONTAJT ITETV3 BUREAU, TVaph
lnrton. rx C. Aug. 18. If President Taft
la una.bl to harmonize the differences
that exist between Secretary Balllngvr
and Forester Pinchot. It Is quite within
th bounds of possibility that Mr. Pin
chot may be compelled to sever his con
nection with the Federal service. And
thooe who know Mr. Ballinger and Mr.
Pinchot and who are familiar with the
points of difference over which they are
now fighting, entertain grave doubts
whether the President, great pacificator
that he Is. can bring them together.
In th event that Mr. Pinchofs service
are dispensed with, a general reorgan-
V Ization of the Forest Service is liKeiy 10
follow. The more prominent oriiciais or
that s.Tvic are Intensely loyal to Mr.
Vinchot. and as thoroughly Imbued with
rtnehotism as Mr. Pinchot himself Is
imhud with Rooseveltlsm. If those of
ficials remained in their present posi
tions, the successor to Mr. Pinchot would
liave extreme difficulty In getting away
from those practices to which Mr. Ballin
ger has objected. The Infusion of con
niderable new blood would be necessary
in order to insure the conduct of the
Forest Service in strict accord with the
Xo Jumping Over Superiors.
To Mr. Taft this quarrel between Mr.
Ballinger and Mr. Pinchot la decidedly
embarrassing. He himself Is pledged to
the Roosevelt policies, but he, is equally
pledged to a rigid enforcement of the
law. Moreover, when he first assembled
hia cabinet last March, he said to his
official advisers that he would not tol
erate a practice that marked the. entire
Roosevelt Administration that of allow
ing subordinate, officials to carry com
plaints to the White House over the
heads of their superiors. He said that as
a cabinet officer he had on many occa
sions been embarrarsed by having army
officers appeal directly over his head to
tha President. He would not permit the
members of his cabinet to be similarly
Mr. Taft, of course, is aware that the
dropping of Mr. Pinchot would be at
tended by considerable embarrassment to
the Administration. He knows that the
minute Mr. Pinchot quit, the cry would
go up that the Taft administration was
getting aw.-iy from the Roosevelt poli
cies, and Intended playing into the hands
of special Interests. It would then be
necessary, in some way, to demonstrate
to the country that the Roosevelt poli
cies are to be enforced, but enforced ac
cording to law.
Taft Will Stand by Ballinger.
As between Mr. Ballinger and Mr. Pin
chot. It Is natural to suppose that the
President. In case this trouble reaches
an acute stage, will stand by Mr. Ballin
ger. Mr. Ballinger Is a man of his own
choice. Mr. Pinchot is a relic of the
Roosevelt Administration. In placing Mr.
Ballinger In his cabinet, the Preeident
vouched for his standing and ability. On
the other hand, he Is in no w&y respon
sible for Mr. Pinchot, and if he had the
original appointment of a Forester, It Is
very much to be Questioned whether he
would pick Mr. Pinchot for the Job.
Moreover, Mr. Ballinger is proceeding
along the lines of the law; Mr. Pinchot,
by his frank confession at the Irrigation
Congress, believes In going beyond the
law whenever it is neeet-sary to attain
what ho considers a desirable end. This
1 Pinchot method does not coincide with
tl common understanding of the Taft
The trouble between Mr. Balilnser and
Mr. 'Pinchot Is not confined entirely to
questions relating to forestry or to con
servation. There "is. and long has been,
friction over the policies and practices
of the General Land Office as well.
While, on the one hand, Mr. Pinchot ob
jects to Mr. Ballinger meddling with the
affairs of the Forest Service, Mr. Ballin
ger Just as strongly objects to Mr. Pln
chots dipping Into the affairs of any
branch of the Interior Department. That
as the original cause of friction.
Pinchot Once Was Dictator.
When Mr. Ballinger was made Commis
sioner of the General Land Office. Mr.
Pinchot went over to Instruct him as to
how the Land Office should be conduct
ed, and to "explain the policies to be
followed out." Mr. Ballinger resented
this Intrusion and threatened to resign
unless Mr. Pinchot was called off. Mr.
Pinchot was called off. but he main
tained his Influence with Secretary Gar
field, and in that way embarrassed Mr.
Ballinger In many ways. Those were the
days when Mr. Pinrhot. with the ap
proval of President Roosevelt, was dl-
(Oouclud.d on F S.)
PAI.E AXD APPEARS FEEBLE,
BUT WALKS TO STEAMER.
declines Doctors' Aid and Says Cure
Finished and Glad Re
CHERBOURG, Aug. 18. "Now I am
better. My cure Is finished, and I am
very glad I am going to see the soil of
America again. My only hope Is that
my voyage back will be as good as that
Thus said H. H. Harriman In reply to
a question about his health today. Just
as he was boarding a tender especially
assigned to take him and his party from
Cherbourg to tha anchorage in the road
mead of the. steamer Kaiser "Wllhelm II.
which will convey him to New York.
The steamer started late tonight.
A crowd had congregated at the sta
tion when Mr. Harriman's special arrived
from Paris. A rolling chair was placed
beside the car. Dr. Lyle, Mr. Harriman's
physician, offered the financier his arm,
but. although he waa pale and appeared
feeble, ho declined assistance and stoutly
descended to the platform. He also de
clined to uso the rolling chair and walked
without assistance aboard the tender.
BRITISH WARSHIP ASHORE
Agamemnon Stranded While En
gaged in Target Practice.
FHBERNESS. Eng.. Aug. 18. The Brit
ish first-class battleship Agamemnon
stranded today on the Long Sands range,
while engaged In target practice. Tugs
have gone to her assistance. f
The Agamemnon Is one of the largest
British battleships launched since the
building of the Dreadnought, the first of
her class, and was completed in 19C7. Her
displacement Is 16.600 tons, draft 27 feet,
horsepower 20.000. She has four 12-lnch,
10 -lnch, 15 11-pound, 1 3-pound, six
Pompom and two Maxim guns, with five
torpedo tubes. Her speed Is IS knots an
hour and she carries S65 men. She cost
LOST MEN ARE GIVEN UP
Search for Mount Rainier Climbers
TACOMA, Wash.. Aug.'l 8. Search for
the bodies of Joseph Stevens, of Tren
ton. N. J., and T. F. Callaghan, of Se
attle, lost on Mount Rainier, has been
temporarily abandoned. Julea. Stamp
fier a guide, and his party have re
turned and are of the opinion the bod
ies never will be found.
They discovered tracks leading
toward a 600-foot Ice cliff at the head
of White Glacier, and it is possible the
unfortunates He in the depths below.
The search cannot be made from above
owing to the danger, and it is ques
tionable whether there Is a route to
the foot of the cliff.
JACK JOHNSON SUES HOTEL
Black Fighter Shut Ont of Room
and Away From Wife.
SALT LAKE CITY. Aug. 18.Iack
Johnson, the heavyweight pugilist, today
filed suit for J30.000 against Mrs. H. E.
Mrs. Bartiett is the proprietress of a
hotel to which Johnson was denied ad
mittance. In the complaint he alleges that he en
gaged the room by his agent, paid J20.
occupied it for a few hours, went out to
attend to some business, and on his re
turn was shut out, separated from his
wife, humiliated, embarrassed and dam
aged In Ms feelings and reputation solely
because ha Is a negro.
APPEAR CHAINED IN COURT
Lawyers Protest Against Treatment
of Russian Prisoners.
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. IS. A num
ber of lawyers of St. Petersburg have
protested to the Ministry of Justice
against the method of conducting the
trial before the military court at Orel of
a group of social revolutionists accused
of promulgating their views among the
Throughout the proceedings in the
courtroom the X defendants, including a
number of former students and teachera
have been kept chained together in a
R0GHI TAKEN NEAR FEZ
Moroccan Rebel Is Prisoner, and
Followers Are Belieaded.1
TANGIER. Aug. 18. A courier who left
Fez August 13 has arrived here and con
firms the reported capture of Roghi, the
rebellious subject of the Sultan of Mo
rocco, and says he probably will be
brought into Fe.
Large numbers of Roghian . prisoners
are being taken to Fez. The head of a
negro general was carried Into the city
impaled on an officer's sword, and It Is
rumored that the head of a European
was among those exposed on pikes.
DEADLY CURRENT KILLS 1QJ
Breaking of Light Wire in Italy
. Causes Loss of Life.
LECCO, Italy. Aug. IS Through the
breaking of a highly-charged electric
light wire at Olglrate tonight, which set
on fire the insulation in all houses sup
plied with the current, ten persons were
killed and 20 seriously Injured.
TO REPORT T
Halsey Board Is Under
Fire at Olympia.
END TO INQUIRY IS PROPOSED
Question Held Over, Pending
DEBATE IS ACRIMONIOUS
Accusations Made Against Supreme
Court as Well as Investigators.
Judgeship Primary BillPassed.
Marriage Law Is Amended.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug. 18. (Staff
Correspondence.) The Halsey commit
tee, which since the eighth day of the
first session of the present Legislature
has been investigating charges against
the Integrity of the State Supreme
Court, must make a report tomorrow.
A peremptory order to this effect was
made by the House today.
The Supreme Court occupied the at
tention of the House today throughout
the morning and afternoon sessions,
which were punctured by acrimonious
debate and by Inuendo against and bit
ter criticisms of Individual members.
On two separate matters for legis
lative consideration- was the court the
storm center of tfce debate, one sub
ject being the advisability of continu
ing tho Halsey investigating commit
tee and the other the passage of the
bill restoring the nomination for
judges to the direct primary system.
Judgeship Primary Bill Passes.
Deferring the investigation matter,
after ordering tne Halsey committee to
report tomorrow, the House passed the
Judgeship primary bill and these mat
ters, with the ratification of the In
come tax amendment and the passage
of Ghent's measure amending the freak
marriage law of this state, kffpt the
House busy through a long day.
An address by United States Senator
Samuel H. Piles, In the course of which
he explained his views In supporting
the income tax amendment In Congress,
served to strengthen sentiment in favor
of ratification of the Congressional
resolution and brought about its adop
tion by a vote of 67 to 2.
The wrangle over, the Halsey com
mittee was brought on by the Intro
duction the first thing this morning
of a resolution by Todd of Whitman
and Bell of Pierce continuing the com
mittee and instructing It to report to
the Governor If the Legislature is not
in session when the report is ready.
Hanson Starts Trouble.
It fell to Ole. Hanson, of King, to
start the trouole. Hanson, in opposing
the resolution, declared that two
members of the committee named
were unfit constitutionally and .ment
ally to perform the duties of that
body, and expressed the conviction that
the members were actuated by a desire
to continue drawing their per diem as
"This cloud should no longer hang
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ROPE KILLS MAIV
TWO PAINTERS FALL, ' ONE
SEIZES BROKEN STRAND. .-
C. Rogers Is Hurled to Death Below,
Fellow Workman Saved by
C. Rogers, a contracting painter, was
fatally injured yesterday morning at 11
o'clock while at work painting the front
of the International Hotel at 72 Third
street. North. He died at 5 o'clock yes
terday afternoon at St. Vincent's Hospi
tal. Rogers, with another workman, was
seated on a scaffold 30 feet above the
sidewalk when one of the ropes fastened
to the roof broke without warning. Rogers
fell to the cement sidewalk below, sus
taining fatal internal Injuries.
His companion had a miraculous escape
from a similar fate. The end of the
broken rope swayed toward him Just as
he fell with Rogers and, clutching at it
he secured a hold and clung there dang
gllng in the air. Passersby drew the
rope from the other end of the scaffold
within his reach and he was able to climb
down to safety without Injury.
Rogers sustained a broken leg, a dislo
cated shoulder, and internal Injuries.
When a crowd rushed to his assistance
he was only able to whisper. He was
carried inside the hotel and a Red Cross
ambulance was summoned. Rogers lived
at 1931 Endlcott street. University Park.
His wife was notified and was present at
ABOLISH ALL PARTY RATES
Western Roads to . Put All First
Class Passengers on Equality.
CHICAGO, Aug. IS. (Special.) The
abolition of ' all first-class party fares,
being considered by the roads of the
Middle West, is in accordance with recom
mendations adopted by the executive com
mittee of the Western Passenger Asso
ciation. The roads have been requested
to make known their views on the mat
ter by August 20.
This move would do away with the last
traces of concessions in the way of first
class party fares for ten or more. The
rates will go into effect on September 1.
Should action by the roads be favorable
to tha recommendation of the executive
committee, the fares would be abolished
as soon as possible; that is, 30 days after
going into effect.
The fares, which are on a basis of 2
cents per mile, were readopted by several
of the roads after the IVi and 3-cents-per-mlle
rates were resumed in Missouri.
MUCH-MARRIED MAN DEAD
Secured Divorces for Others -by
Hundred, Himself Wed 11 Times.
PENDLETON, Or.. Aug. 18. (Special.)
Attorney Peter West, famous through
out this section of the country as a di
vorce lawyer, and because of many mar
riages, died at his farm near Pendleton
tonight at the age of 68 years. He was
a veteran of the Civil War and in addi
tion to having secured hundreds of di
vorces had been married 11 times.
G. A. R. STANDARD STOLEN
Missing Since Salt Lake Parade.
Carried for 2 0 Tears.
SALT LAKE CItV, Aug. IS.-The
stahdard of the Grand Army of the Re
public, which has been carried for the
last 20 years by the commander-in-chief
and has been the official banner of every
encampment since 18S9, has been miss
ing since the day of the recent parade
of the veterans, August 11, and it is
feared it has been stolen.
... . i t i t t f i r j
OH TWO TICKETS
Graft Prosecution Has
Won in Primary.
CROCKER NAMED FOR MAYOR
Will Have to Contend With Le
land and McCarthy.
LABOR CANDIDATE STRONG
First Primary Under Direct System
Fails to Knock Out Parties.
Fickert for District Attor
ney by Republicans.
AN FRANCISCO. Aug. 18. (Special.)
With the primaries over and the full
vote' counted, there are two results evi
dent. One of these is that party organ
ization cannot be eliminated from poli
tics, as witness the selection of Crocker,
Leland and McCarthy to head the Re
publican, Democratic and Union Labor
tickets for the mayoralty fight. The
other is teat Francis J. Heney, in spite
of the fact that he secured the Demo
cratic nomination by a bare majority of
124 votes, and secured the Independence
League nomination for the District At
torneyship, which was practically over
looked In the shuffle, is far from being
acceptable to the voters of 9an Francisco
and that he will have much more diffi
culty in securing his election than bus
people anticipate. -
Democrats Name Heney.
In the first count of the ballots it was
thought that Charles M. Fickert, who
secured the approval of the committee
of the business men, had secured all
three nominations. The total vote, how
ever, showed that Heney had won out
among the Democrats and that he will
be entitled to have his name on the Dem
ocratic ticket in the fight for the District
Attorney's office. He also, as has been
stated, secured the Independence League
nomination, which means little or noth
ing, and will not be required to make an
Xeeds Many Votes to Be Elected.
This, of course, makes Heney's fight
somewhat easier, but, going over the
votes, his prospects are anything but
bright. For instance, the graft prosecutor
secured one-fourth of the Republican
vote, as against three-fourths for Fick
ert, one-half of the Democratic vote and
one-fifth of the Union Labor party. He
will, therefore, be obliged to gain con
siderably at the election to be elected.
On the Republican ticket Fickert se
cured 11.658 to 4364 for Heney. The Dem
crats gave Fickert 2L60 and Heney 23S4
and the Union Labor party gave Fickert
8186 to 648 for Heney. Fickert's total
vote on all the tickets was 17,104, while
Heney's total was 7396.
Had to Write Heney's Name.
Heney's name did not appear on any
of the ballots, and those voting for him
wrote his name with a pencil. Beyond
the mere announcement that he was a
candidate for the nomination for Dis-
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NEW GEYSER RISES
HURLS IMMENSE COLUMN OF
WATER 2 00 FEET IN AIU.
Eruptions of Latest Wonder Occur
About Every Six Hours and
Last Full Hour.
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Yellow
stone Park, Wyo., Aug. 18. (Special.)
For two or three days past there have
been indications of an 'eruption of some
kind near Fountain' Hotel. Yellowstone
Park. Yesterday a new geyser broke out
in full force about 100 feet north of the
regular Fountain geyser, near the hotel.
Today this new geyser, which does not
appear to affect any of the others in the
vicinity, played to a height of 150 to 200
feet, throwing immense quantities of hot
water and steam.
The new geyser does not play regularly,
as does ''Old Faithful," but at short In
tervals, eruptions occurring five or six
hours apart anil lasting about one hour.
The crater of the new geyser is large
and the quantity of water thrown similar
to that of the great Fountain geyser, lo
cated some two miles south of the Foun
tain Hotel, though the water from the
new one Is carried to a much greater
The new geyser is one of the largest in
the park and will add much to the at
tractiveness of the lower geyser basin.
CREW BLAMED FOR WRECK
Spokane & Inland Road Praised for
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. IS. (Special.)
"We find that the accident was caused by
failure of Motorman Campbell and Con
ductor Whittlesey to obey rules and or
ders of the company."
Such in effect, is the report of the com
mittee of attorneys who have for the last
few days been investigating into the
cause of, the ill-fated wreck of a Spo
kane & Inland electric train at Gibbs on
the last day of July, when 16 lives were
lost and the list of injured aggregated
over 100. The findings of the committee
held the company blameless. The report
compliments the railway company for the
efficient and tip-to-date methods of rail
roading used in the handling of its trains.
MAN BELIEVED MURDERED
Disappears From Near Medford Four
Years Ago, Bleached Bones Found.
MEDFORD, Or.. Aug. 18. (Special.)
Four years ago Will King, of Medford
suddenly disappeared from the cabin
of his brother's homestead near Trail,
In this county.
Diligent search failed to disclose his
fate at that time, but the bleached
bones of a man which were found on
Trail Creek Tuesday are now believed
to be those of the missing man." A bul
let hole In the skull reveals the fact
that the man was shot, but whether he
was a suicide or murdered remains- un
known. The remains have been brought
to the city and an investigation is be
CUTTER TO STOP PIRATES
Depredations of Outlaw Fishermen
, PORT TOWNS END, Wash., Aug. 18.
Complaints received today ' by the
Collector of Customs, F. C. Harper, re
sulted in the dispatching of the United
States revenue cutter Areata to Point
Roberts to suppress fish-pirate depre
dations that have grown alarming.
It was represented to the Collector
that Fraser-river fishermen coming
from British Columbia waters had
raised and raided the Milligan trap,
securing 40.000 sockeye salmon.
It is alleged the offense is but one
of a series.
CITY SLIDING INTO RIVER
Dera Gliazi Khan, in India, Is
Doomed to Destruction.
BOMBAY. Aug. 18. The fate of the
prosperous Punjab city of Dera Ghuzi
Khan, with a population of 23,000, which
for many years has been gradually slip
ping into the River Indus, Is now re
garded as definitely sealed.
Nothing can be done to prevent the
encroachment of the waters. From 50 to
100 feet of the river front is being swept
away every day, and one by one,
mosques, mansions and hovels are disap
pearing in the stream.
M. D. WISDOM NO BETTER
Hope for Recovery of Well-Known
Man Is Abandoned.
The condition of It. D. Wisdom, who
has been in a critical condition at his
home for the last 48 hours, remains the
He has not been able to retain any
food and hope for his recovery has
EX-SHAH TRIES MURDER
Deposed Persian Ruler Would Kill
Young Ruler of Land.
ROME, Aug. 18. According to a dis
patch received here from Teheran, the
recent attempt of the young Shah to com
mit suicide was really an attempt to as
sassinate the child by his father, the de
posed ruler, who struck the boy with a
NEW BLOW AT HILL
Will Put On Fast Coast
Train Next Sunday.
PORTLAND-CHICAGO, 69 HOURS
Oregon-Washington Limited to
Clip Schedule 7 Hours.
SEEKS BUSINESS OF RIVAL
Will Run Through to Sound When
Gateway Is Opened New Local
Train to Salt Lake Over Short
Line Enemies Wide Apart.
Further evidence of the rivalry between
the Hill and Harriman interests
cropped out yesterday with the
announcement that a new Portland-Chicago
train will be placed in
operation over the line of Union Pacific.
The improved service will be Inaugurated
next Sunday afternoon. The train will
be known as the Oregon-Washington
Limiled and will he operated on a 63
hour schedule, clipping seven hours off the
operating time of the fastest train on the
Union Pacific run between this city and
Chicago. The train will leave Portland
at 5:45 P. M. and will reach Chicago,
at 2:45 on the afternoon of the third
Exclusive of Special.
This service will be in addition to
the Chicago-Portland Special, which is
also a three-day train. The equipment of
the new train will consist of Pullman
drawing-room cars, Pullman tourist cars,
compartment cars, standard sleeping cars
and an observation car, together with
free reclining chair cars.
The new train will take the place of
the mixed train which is now operating
between the two cities. Local represen
tatives of the Harriman system will not
concede that the addition of this lim
ited train is intended as a further In
vasion of the Hill field with the object
of gaining business orignating in that
territory. They aver that It Is required
entirely for the accommodation of the
increased travel, which for some time
has exceeded the accommodations of the
regular Portland-Chicago Special.
Another Train to Salt Lake.
An additional train, which will also go
into commission Sunday, has been pro
vided by the Harriman system to handle
the local business. It will leave Port
land at S P. M. daily and will run to Salt
It was reported unofficially yesterday
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Mnxlmum temperature, DO. 7
degrees; minimum, til. 1 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair and euoler; nurthweUferly
Fur e iff n.
Spanish warships bombard position of Moors.
Pa go ii.
Rich prizes offered for airship contests at
Kheims. rage 3.
One shot from foreign , warship- bring down.
Ureek Hug in Crete. Page 2.
Row between pinchot and Ballinger likely
to cause. Pinchot's resignation. Page 1.
Invaders gain much ground In sixain at
tack on Jio-dion. I'age 4.
Court of Inquiry decides Sutton shot him
self, censures other officers and eajs
discipline la lax. i'age o.
Califoriuans start steamer and automobile
lines to capture Klamath business, i'age 3
Pinchot applauded by all factions at Trans
MissLssippi Congress. Page 3.
New geyser breaks out in Yellowstone Park.
Flood In Arkansas Tiirer caused by cloud
bursts does much damage in Colorado.
Thaw returned to asylum with out special
privileges; his mother will continue light.
Heney nominated by Democrats for District
Attorney of San Francisco. Page 1
Sporti. Coast League scores: Portland San Fran
cisco ); Sacramento 1, Vernon 0; Oak
land ."i. Los AliKele? 'J. Page 7.
Northwestern League scores: Portland 6.
Aberdeen 3; S- attic 6, Vancouver 2; Ta
coma t. Spokane I'age 7.
Washington probing committee told by
House it must report today. Page 1.
State piles up evidence of perjury against
Pilot on board i.eo. V. Klder blamed by
captain of sunken v Daniel VV. Kern.
WU-known Indian banker found to have too
many wives. Page 6.
Taft will not be allowed quietly to play golf
in Seattle, but must be seen. Page 2.
Portland and Vicinity.
New Harriman train will cut running time
between Portland and Chicago to ti'J
hours. Page 1.
Rope breaking, painter falls to death; fellow-workman
saves self by grabbing
strano. I'age 1.
Linnion residents complain to court of con
dition of county road. .Page 12.
Arguments continued in Deschutes injunc
tion suit in Federal Court. Page ltj
Interesting addressed are feature of second
day of convention of American Assoeta-"
lion of Mutual Fire Insurance Companies.
Topical themes discussed in second day'a
session of American Association of Agri
cultural Colleges. Page 10.
Party of noted Japanese business men dua
here September It. Page 9. '
Commercial and .Marine.
Local -wheat market is higher. Page 17.
Stampede among shorts In Chicago wheat
pit. rae 17.
Sharp break in stock prices. Page 17.
Tug Daniel Kern sunk by steamer Geo. W.
lder in collision in Columbia. Fag 14.