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PRICE FIVE CENTS.
PORTLAND, OREGON', FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1909.
P,?!, IBLAKESLEY MftKLS
LONG PAYS DEARLY
RICH PAPA HELPS
LOUETT PLACED IN
NOT AFTER TITLE
FOR GIRL'S KISSES
I JU II I I I IV III uLLL
BEAST'S LIFE OUT
PRICE ASSESSED AS $2 50 EACH
BECAUSE HE'S MARRIED.
HEIRESS SAYS AMERICAN MEN
NEW FRIENDS PROVE GODSEXD
TO COLLEGE MAX.
Elected President of
MAN CHOSEN BY "Wl
Will Also Become Head of
WERE NO OTHER ASPIRANTS
XTarriman's Lieutenants Are Made
Vice-Presidents Stock In Oilier
Road Sold by Union Pacific
Within . the Last Year.
XETT TORK. Oct. 21. Special. All
doubt as to Edward H. Harriman's suc
cessor was set at rcat today, when Robert
P. Lovett was elected president of the
Union Pacific road at the annual meet
ing of the directors. In connection with
his election It was mated that he would
soon be elected president of the Southern
Pacific, of the Oregon Railroad & Navi
gation Company and of the Oregon Short
The sole difference. In future conditions,
compared with p5t conditions, will be
that Mr. Lovett will devote his entire
attention end energy to the Harrlman
Unca proper. The annual report shows
this. Inasmuch as It, discloses the fact
that the Union Pacific haa sold Its stock
holdings in several other railroads for
which Harrlman was credited with reach
ing out. It can be stated with certainty
that Mr. Lovett wss the man selected by
Harrlman to succeed himself and that he
la highly acceptable to the officials of all
lines. Th officials. In fact, many of
the rank and file who knew Mr. Lovett
as a humble attorney in Texas, regard
him with the keenest affection and re
spect. No Other Man Considered.
The other men mentioned" for the Har
rlman places, among whom were Edwin
B. Hawley. Messrs. Kruttschnltt and
Etubbs. John D. Spoor, president of the
Chicago Union Stockyards Company; L.
F. Loree . and William" Newman, were
never for a moment considered by the
hoard. Messrs. Kruttschnltt "and Stubbs
knew before Harrlman died who would
succeed him. and neither ever aspired to
More even pin Harrlman. Mr. Lovett
was familiar with the details of the great
system which the "Napoleon" of the
railway world had bullded. Better than
any one else Mr. Lovett knows how to
carry on and to perpetuate the system
which made Harrlman the railway king
of his time.
Mr. Lovett will aso, as the meetings
of the directors take place, be elected
president of the steamship companies and
other corporations at the head of which
Head of Executive Committee.'
After the election of Mr. Lovett to head
the Union Pacific Railroad Company he
waa re-elected chairman of the executive
committee, which ! in effect the con
trolling body for all the Harrlman llnee
proper. The other members of the com
mittee were re-electd. so that the com
mittee la constituted Just as it stood
shortly after the demise of Harrlman.
The committee consists of the following:
Robert S. Lovett, president; Henry C.
Frlck. Man-In Hughitt, president of the
Northwestern road; Frank A. Vanderllp,
president of the National City Bank, or
New Tork: 'William Rockefeller, brother
of John D. Rockefeller, and Jacob H.
Bchiff. of the banking firm of Kuhn,
Loeb" 4 Co., of New Tork.
Vice-President for Each Road.
The only change made In the conditions
which obtained during Hariman's life
was the election of vice-presidents for the
Union Pacific and for the Oregon Short
Line. A. L. Mohler. general manager of
the L'nlon Pacific, was made vice-president,
as were also J. C. Stubbs, Julius
Kruttschnltt and William Mahl. Mr.
Etubbs is traffic director of the Harrl
man lines: Mr. Kruttschnltt is director
of maintenance and operation and Mr.
Mahl la controller of . the Union Pa
cific. William H. Bancroft was re
elected vice-president and. together with
Meters. Stubbs, Kruttschnltt and Mahl,
was made a member of the executive
committee of the Short Line. William
Rockefeller and Jacob Sehlff were alao
placed upon thla committee, thereby com
The election of rice-presidents for the
various Harrlman lines will be completed
as soon as the boards meet and this ac
tion has no especial significance. - The
election of Messrs. Kruttachnltt and
Stubbs as vice-presidents of the lines
does not in any manner change their re
lation to the properties. They are al
ready vice-presidents of the Southern Pa
V. P. EARNINGS INCREASING
Has Sold Stock in Hill Lines and
., NEW TORK, Oct. 21. The annual re
pbTtof the Union Pacific Railway Com
panfor the year ended June 30 last
Gros revenue from transportation
ICoactuded oa Pas- -
Two Princes of Blood Rejected by
Rich Daughter of Sensible Mem
ber of Noted Family.
NEW TORK. Oct 21. (Special.) "An
American is good enough for me." Is
the sentence contained In a note from
Marjorie Gould to a friend here. Miss
Gould declares she has no Intention of
marrying any man with a title and points
out that the unhappy experience of her
aunt, Prlncesa de Sagan. formerly Coun
tess de Castellane, Is sufficient warning.
M'na Gould Is the daughter of George
Gould. According to reports from Paris,
two European princes of blood royal
have opened formal negotiations fbr her
hand with her father. Prince Francis
Joseph of Bragansa. brother of Prince
Miguel, who lately married Miss Anita
Stewart, after her elevation to the title
of Princes of the Austrian court, and
Prince Alexander Georglvitch Romanow
skl. of Russia, are the suitors.
Mr. Gould, who Is rearing his good
sised family of chlldrrti with marked
good sense and taste. Is the only son of
Jay Gould, whose domestic life haa been
one of happiness and success. His
brothers. Frank and Howard, both have
parted from their wives, the former by
divorce, the latter by separation.
THREE BOYS BLOWN TO BITS
Playing Miner, They Fire 500 Giant
SAN JOSE. Cal.. Oct. 21. Johnnie and
Albert Johnson, aged 10 and 8. and
Douglaa Reynolds, aged 8, sons of J. E.
Johnson and E. A. Reynolds., employes
of the New Guadeloupe Quicksilver
Mining Company, were blown to atoma
by the explosion of 500 giant powder
capa near the company'a magazine at
Guadaloupe shortly after dark this
The children were "playing miner"
and crawled through a crack In the
masonry left by the earthquake of
190S. taking the caps outside, and were
tamping one of them into a hole In
a boulder.- The explosion waa heard
for miles and the mine employes, fear
ing the magazine might go next, dared
not approach for some time. All three
of the ,boys were killed" Instantly.
The magazine1 contained nearly 1000
pounds of dynamite.
PRUNE TREE BEARS'TWICE
Montesano Man Gets Second Crop
In Same Year.
MONTESANO. Wash.. Oct. 21. (Si
cial.) J. W. Wisdom, of this city, haa a
tree of silver prunes In his yard which
now has its second crop of fruit. The
fruit, while not as large as the first
crop. Is perfectly formed and la Just
now beginning t, ripen.
Mr. wisdom attributes ti.e fact to the
frosts, which came early this Spring,
killing a number of the first blooms,
and later, while what fruit was left on
the tree was forming, other blooms
arpeared from which this second crop
TEMBLOR TOPPLES HOUSE
Mount Etna Region Shaken by
Earthquake One Man Killed.
CATANIA. Sicily, Oct. 2L Several
strong earth shocks were felt today. They
were more pronounced at Aclroale, on the
slope of Mount Etna. The people at
this place, alarmed by the first shocks,
rushed out of their houses.
Ten houses fell in the outskirts of
Aclroale. but only one person was killed.
The victim had 'refused to abandon his
home. He was buried In the wreckage.
The walls of many houses were cracked.
The whole Mount Etna region waa se
$10,000 PRIZE FOR FARMAN
French Aviator Carries Away Big
Flying Purse in England.
BLACKPOOL. England. Oct. 21.
Henry Far man. the French aviator, was
awarded the grand prize of 110.000 for
the longest flight at the aviation meet
ing here. He covered 47 miles yester
day In his best attempt.
Rougler won the second prize of
$3600 In this contest and Paulham w-aa
third, receiving $1400.
PRESBYTERY IS SUSTAINED
Judiciary Committee Approves Ac
tion In Black Case.
JOHNSTOWN, N. T., Oct. 21. The con
sideration by the Presbyterian synod of
the State of New York of heresy charges
found against the Presbytery of New
Tork in connection with the ordination of
Rev. Archibald Black ended late this aft
ernoon, when the Judiciary committee of
the synod reported, sustaining the pres
bytery. VICEROY PROTESTS TREATY
Chinese Official In Manchuria
Makes Objection to Agreement. I
ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 21. A news
dispatch from Harbin says that the Man
churlan Viceroy and the Chinese adminis
tration at Klrln have protested against
the Chinese-Japanese agreement regard
Roosevelt Tells Feat of
KILLS LEOPARD, BARE-HANDED
Kneeling on Its Chest, Akely
Crushes and Chokes It.
DEADLY SHOT KILLS LION
Raging Animal, Ahout to Charge
Roosevelt, Brought Down With
First Shot Leopard More
Ferocious Than All.
NE"W TORK. Oct. 21. Theodore Roose
velt, writing In the November number of
Scrlbner's Magasine, gives his Impres
sions and experiences on an East African
ranch, which in many ways reminded
him of early days on the plains of the
great West, and then plunges directly
Into an account of his first encounters
with big African game.
"The dangerous game of Africa," he
says, "are the Hon, buffalo, elephant,
rhinoceros and leopard. The hunter who
follows any of these animals always does
so at a certain risk to life or limb: a risk
which it is his business to minimize by
coolness, caution, good judgment and
straight shooting. The leopard is, in
point of pluck and ferocity, more than
the equal of the other four, but his small
size always renders it likely that he will
merely maul and not kill a man.
Kills Leopard With Hands.
Mv friend Carl Akelv. of Chicago.
ctuallv killed, barehanded, a leopard
which sprang on hiin. He had already
wounded the beast twice, crippling it in
nn rnnt and one hind nftW. whereupon
It charged, following him as he tried to
rioriM the charge, and struck him full
Just as he turned. It bit him on one
arm. biting again and again as It worked
up the arm from the wrist to the elbow,
but Akely threw it, holding Its throat
with the hand, flinging Ha body to one
side. It luckily fell on Its side with its
two wounded legs uppermost, so vhat It
could not tear him. He fell forward
with It and crushed In Its chest with his
knees until he distinctly felt one of its
ribs crack; this, said Akely, was the
first moment when he felt he might con
quer. Redoubling his efforts, with knees
and hands he actually choked and crushed
the life out of It, although his arm was
Trusts to Powder Against Lion.
Mr. Roosevelt devotes considerable
apkee to telling how he brought to bay
( Concluded on Pace 6.)
THE .TANTT0BrT-"Y0U CAN STAY UP THERE, DOC, BUT I MAY HAVE TO CHANGE THE LABEL. " J
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Fred Russell and W. D. Dennis
Vouch for Harold Sidlay as He
' Finds Trouble With Strangers.
CHICAGO. Oct. 2J.. (Special.) Harold
Sidlay, college graduate and electrical
engineer, employed by a Pennsylvania
mining corporation, will always be glad
he met Fred Russell, president of the
Chambers Lumber Company, of Dorena,
Or., and W. D. Dennis, president of the
Black Butte Silver Mining Company, of
Black "Butte. Or.
These two men, guests at the Con
gress Hotel, saved Sidlay from a prison
cell today. They met Sidlay as the three
Journeyed from the West and took a lik
ing to him. He was arrested on a
charge of passing worthless checks and
did not know a soul In Chicago when
asked If he could give bail.
Then he thought of his Oregon friends
and telephoned to them. They came
promptly and furnished the required
bond. They also spoke favors oly of the
young man and the judge, after Inves
tigating the charge more closely, dis
missed Sidlay with a fine.
-Sidlay,' you are the luckiest man I
ever met in my Judicial career." said
Judge Beitler. "These two men, scarce
ly more than mere strangers, coming
to your rescue Is little short of a god
send. But for them, you would have
been held to the grand Jury."
OREGON BUILDING IS SOLD
University of Washington Acquires
Structure at A.-Y.-P.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Oct. 21. The Ore
gon building at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
Exposition has been sold to
the University of Washington.' The
Board of Regents -of the university
will pay a nominal amount for the
structure and will have possession aa
aoon as the Oregon exhibit has been
Formal sale was necessary, as under
Oregon law the commission was not
permitted to give away the state's
property. An attempt was made to sell
the building, but the price offered by
the salvage men was so low that the
Board of Regents decided it would
duplicate the offer. The Oregon build
ing cost approximately $40,000.
BOY FUGITIVE CAPTURED
Seattle) ; Lad '. Held In Chicago.
Wanted on Forgery Charge.
CHICAGO. Oct. 21. (Special.) E. O.
Wilson, scarcely more than a mere boy,
was arraigned before Municipal Judge
Fake in the Harrison-street Court today
on a fugitive warrant, charging forgery.
The youth, who Is wanted in Seattle,
Wash., for the alleged forging of a
worthless check . on the Puget Sound
National Bank, expressed himself, as
willing to accompany a Deputy Sheriff
After signing the name of Martin A.
Stimson, of Spokane, Wash., to a check
for J95. Wilson is alleged to have cashed j
it ana nea to lihubu.
'"mMtimEmmmmr wo t
Grand Jury to Wait Till
Trial Is Ended.
Case Expected to Go to Jury
LOOKS DARK FOR DEFENSE
Handwriting Experts Testify That
Blakesley's -Chirography Is Iden
tlcal With That of Demand
on Quick for Money.
BY FRANK J. M'GETTIOAN.
ST. HELENS. Or,. Oct. 21. (Staff Corre
spondence.) Thus far none of the threats
of "Toots" Blakesley, alleged blackmailer
of County Treasurer Quick, to expose al
leged . political corruption In Columbia
County has been fulfilled, but that he
succeeded In putting county officials on
the anxious seat developed today.
In session before Blakesley's trial on the
attempted extortion charge, the Columbia
County grand Jury heard of Blakesley s
promise to bow several county heads in
shame, and the inquisitorial body voted
to defer final adjournment until Blakes
leys' trial Is ended. The probers have one
more day to wait, for rapid, startling
progress by the prosecution today pre
dicts that the evidence alleging blackmail
by Blakesley will be in the hands of the
Paramount among the alleged exposures
promised by "Toots" Blakesley was the
Courthouse plot, said to have been put
before County Treasurer Quick by Blakes
ley. The alleged conspiracy, said Quick.
planned robbery of the vaults at tax-col
lectlng time and subsequent dynamiting
of the old Courthouse in order that tie
(Quick), as the owner of an abstract of
fice, might sell Columbia County the
only duplicates of Its records in existence.
Bringing out of testimony on this point
was blocked by District Attorney Tongue
today in a. coup bitterly opposed by the
defense, but upheld by Judge Eakin.
Tongue Bars-Out Letter.
District Attorney Tongue had called
Treasurer Quick to the stand to Identify
the letter which Dases the blackmail
charge against Blakesley. When the de
fense proceeded to cross-examine Quick
on the letter, a halt was called by Dis
trict Attorney Tongue. He had not pre
ensted the letter as evidence, but merely
a "Exhibit A for identification." This
barred examination of Treasurer Quick
on the most important feature of the
case and Judge Eakln declined to g.rant
(Concluded on Pse S.)
Oak Park Citizen Who Hugs and
Kisses Women Glad to Es
cape So Easily.
SACRAMENTO. Cal., Oct. 21. (Special.)
The market price on hugs and kisses
when Oak Park's fair ones are victims
was fixed today by Judge Hughes, when
he assessed William Long, a man of fam
ily In the Sacramento suburb, $250 for
forcibly displaying his affections.
The price was a high one, but Long l
married. Had he been a single man, there
Is reason to believe he would have got off
cheaper. What Is more, they were long
Long was originally arrested on a
charge more serious than mere hugging,
he having choked 17-year-old Emma Dud
ley. Several other women and girls In
Oak Park Identified Long as a man who
had molested them, but as there waa no
proof of further Intent, it was decided to
reduce the charge to simple assault, to
which Long pleaded guilty.
SENATOR JOHNSON DIES
Member of Upper House From
North Dakota Passes.
FARGO. N. D.. Oct. 21. United States
Senator Martin Johnson died in this city
tonight at 7:30 o'clock. A week ago he
submitted to a second operation for a
nasal trouble and was believed to be
getting well. He had been a sufferer
from Bright's disease for years and had
complained during the last two years but
reports today were reassuring. His wife
and his brother, a resident of this city,
Senator Johnson was 57 years old. He
was a graduate of the Wisconsin Uni
versity" and came to this state in 1S82,
devoting his attention to farming. He
was a member of the constitutional con
vention. In 18S9 he was a candidate for United
States Senator and tied the party vote In
caucus but was defeated In the joint ses
sion. In 1S90 he w-as Bent to Congress
and was three times nominated by accla
mation. He waa eight years in the lower
house. He was a member of the Metho
dist Episcopal Church and had been a
member of the general conference of
that body. '
GUARANTEE IS SCORED
Oklahoma Bankers Think New Law
TULSA. Okla.. Oct. $1. With but one
dissenting voice the members of group
four of the state bankers' section, rep
resenting 60 banks in the eastern part of
the state in a meeting here today, de
nounced the State- Banking Board for Its
methods in dealing with the affairs of
the Columbia Bank & Trust Co. of Okla
homa City. They also demanded that the
state bank examiner issue a statement
regarding the condition of the hank.
The guarantee law was declared a
The resolutions also recommended that
the State Banking Board as it now exists
be abolished and that the guarantee
fund be re-deposited with banks from
which it originated and no Interest be
paid by banks while deposited with them.
JEFFRIES TO LAND TODAY
Great Outpouring or Admirers Will
Meet Big Man.
NEW TORK, Oct. 21. James J. Jeffries,
who is on board the liner Lusitanla. which
reached Sandy Hook at midnight, will ar
rive here early tomorrow.
There is much Interest In sporting cir
cliees as to Jeffries' plans for meeting
Jack Johnson, the negro heavyweight, and
a host of Jeffries' admirers, will be at the
dock to greet him.
The Lusitanla arrived off Quarantine
early this morning, but Jeffries refused to
see any of the newspaper men who had
gone down the bay to meet him.
The officers of the ship say he has been
training daily on the voyage, and ap
peared to be in exceptionally good condi
tion. He had little to say regarding the
coming encounter with Johnson.
ELLIS' EYE ON MERGER
Government Watching Proposed
Combine of Express Companies.
WASHINGTON", Oct. 21.-The Depart
ment of Justice is watching reports of a
proposed merger of the express compa
nies, but so far the only action has been
a general direction to the examiners in
charge of investigating such matters to
keep Informed aa to the steps taken. This
Is with a view of having all the facts be
fore the department for Its information.
Wade H. Kllis, the assistant to the Attorney-General,
has charge of the investi
gation of so-called trusts, but when
shown a story today regarding talk of a
merger of the United States, Adams,
American and Wells-Fargo express com
panies, he declined to discuss the report.
M'CARREN CANT SURVIVE
Condition Grave and Death May
Come Ere 3Iorning. ,
V1T.W TORK. Oct. 22. Following a
cnninUatlnn of nhvslclans at Senator
McCarren's bedside at midnight, the
following bulletin was Issued:
"Senator McCarren a condition Is very
ThA nhvslclans said the patient's re-
lanaa was so serious as to make It
doubtful whether he would survive the
Ends at Altar.
MODEST MAN SHUNS MONEY
Fiance Leaves Girl Who Pro
posed Waiting at Church.
PAIR AFRAID TO RISK LOVE.
Daughter of Ohio Millionaire and
Pauper Machinist Bound In
Holy Matrimony Groom Con
tinues at His Manual Labor.
, LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21. (Special.)
The romance of a young couple whose
marriage was planned 12 months ago
In a small town In Ohio, and which
was postponed because the girl and
the man were afraid to risk their love
In matrimony as they professed, was
revealed today when Ross L. Brown
was married to Miss Daisy D. Culp
in Pasadena. The bride Is the daughter
of a millionaire furniture manufacturer
of Vanwert, Ohio.
It also marked the end of a pursuit
which had taken the girl's father twice
across the continent, once seeking the
bridegroom and again seeking his
It ended In a peaceable, quiet and
appropriate manner, and a trifling mis
understanding that at one time threat
ened a tragedy is settled.
The young couple are now living
quietly in a hotel near Sixth and Flower
streets. The bridegroom, a mechanic.
Is working for the Los Angeles Gas
& Electric Company, and despite the
wealth of his wife he refuses to return
to the East.
Miss Culp met Mr. Brown when she
was a student at a fashionable girls'
school. With her class she visited the
factory where Brown was employed as
They became acquainted and finally
Miss Culp proposed that they marry.
Brown refused because she was very
wealthy and he very poor. She over
came his objections and the wedding
date was set.
Brown disappeared on the evening
of the wedding and Mr. Culp sent de
tectives after him. He was found at
Seattle, but escaped and fled to Los
Angeles before Culp could reach him.
Located here Brown was met by Culp,
explanations followed and the daughter
was sent for. C'uip went home today
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TODAY'S Partly cloudy with occasional
light rains; southerly winds.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 69
dvgrecs; minimum. 6U degrees.
Guatemala still accused o aiding Nlcara-
guan rebels, hage 0.
Roosevelt dfscrllies American killing leopard
with bare fists and how he killed Hon
Spanish Cabinet resigns and Liberals taks
office. Page 4
Maura cabinet resigns and Liberals take
of ft e in Spain. Page 4.
Taft speaks to people of Taft, Texas.
Government abandons prosecution of Ferrln.
Senator Newlands proposes Western combi
nation to get funds tor waterways and
irrigation. Pegs 6.
Man dies at Hastings, Neb., who elaJmsd to
be Schlatter, divine healer, but is be
lieved to be impostor. Page 4.
San Francisco goes joy mad over Portola
festival parade. Page .
Many Masons raised to Court of Honor by
Scottish Kite Council. Page 6.
Ice Trust on trial In New York. Page .
Marjory Gould scorns princely suitors and
will marry American. Page I.
Mrs. Guggenheim tails to get divorce an
nulled. Page 19.
Lovett elected president of Union Paclno
and will run Harrlman lines). Page 1.
Rich father captures poor suitor who feared
to marry daughter, though he loved her.
Signs of estrangement between Sidney Love
and his beautiful wife. Page 7.
Deaths' by tuberculosis decrease in conse
quence of campaign. Page T.
Toots" Blakesly succeeds in putting county
officials on anxious seat. Page 1.
Spokane grand Jury returns 14 indictments
and censures county affairs severely.
North Bank road plans extension down river
and up Washington coast. Page 8.
Prinevllle has giddiest week of Its history
with county fair and other attractions.
Coast League scores: San Francisco 2.
Portland 1; Vernon 2, Sacramento 1;
Oakland 3, Los Angeles 1. Page 13.
Nelson and Ad Wolgast matched to fight.
Portland and Vicinity.
Archbishop Christie fractures shoulder by
fall at Oswego. Page 16.
Receiver Devlin has full right to sue Oregon
Trust Bank wreckers. Page 14.
Probe of Oregon Trust discloses interest of
Cashier Morris in drygoods arm that had
big overdraft. Page 14.
Two hundred protests have been filed with
Board of Equalization. Page 20.
Gresham woman murders baby . and ends
own life under car. Page 12.
Death calls William L. Gleaaon, the veteran
actor. Page 15.
Municipal Association Innlsts that moral
conditions are worse than ever. Page 14.
New O R. A N franchise, with common
user clause, is Indorsed by East Third
street property owners. Fag 14