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PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1909
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. XLIX.-0. 15,273.
MORE PAY IN EAST
Move Involves 250,000
WEST MAY ENTER STRUGGLE
All Lines on Atlantic Side of
STRIKE NOT CONSIDERED
Brotherhoods Act Jointly In Pressing
Claims for More Money Timed
to Fall on Roads at Bnsicet
Season S ince 1907.
CHICAGO. Nor. S. (Special. Demands
for uniform schedule and a wage In
crease of about 12 per cent are to be made
by conductors and trainmen on every
railroad system east of Chicago. Tha
movement Involves 135,000 men, and In
cludes every railroad east of the Illinois
Central's main Southern line and north
of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. It
Is said to be the most stupendous wage
movement ever male by the Railroad
Brotherhoods, and has been under con
sideration two years. There are hints to
night that all Western railroads will be
drawn Into the struggle.
Incident to the Eastern demands, the
switchmen and yardmen in Chicago, who
are controlled by the Brotherhood of
Railroad Trainmen, are asking a wage
advance of 5 cents an hour.
Eighteen of the large trunk lines with
terminals in this city were served with
notice November 3. Under existing con
tracts 30 days' notice must be given by
either side of a contemplated change in
xvages or working conditions.
Yardmen Frame Demands.
Switchmen and yardmen who are con
trolled by the Switchmen's Union, In St.
Paul and Minneapolis also are moving
for a wage Increase and have filed a de
mand for an advance of 6 cents an hour.
Locomotive firemen on all the roads
west of Chicago are taking steps to have
existing schedules changed and are after
a wage Increase. The only men who are
not involved are the locomotive engineers,
and they are charging bad faith on the
part of the firemen and say that the move
of the latter is being made In order to
force their claims of jurisdiction over en
gineers on the railroads rather than to
obtain an increase In wages. For years
the firemen have claimed the right to
legislate for engineers who are members
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire
men and Enginemen, while the railroads
have refused to recognixe the claim.
General Managers Worried.
While no strike vote has been consid
ered by the chiefs of the various brother
hoods, the general managers are' said to
be seriously concerned over the situation.
The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen
and the Order of Railway Conductors
are acting Jointly In the Eastern move
ment, aa they did In the Spring of 1907,
when uniform schedules were signed for
all the railroads west of Chicago.
At that time negotiations between the
general managers and the union repre
sentatives lasted two months, and the
situation in the end grew so critical that
the managers telegraphed to Washington
for Chairman Knapp, of ttie Interstate
Commerce Commission, and Labor Com
missioner Neill to come here and exert
their influence to avert a strike. Under
the provisions of the Erdmann law, the
Incumbents of these two offices are re
quired to use their good ofTIces in any
dispute between railroads and their em
ployes where a cessation of work would
interfere with Interstate commerce.
Movement Ixng Planned.
Following the successful termination of
the move on the Western railroads, which
resulted In a wage advance of about 13
per cent on the average, the chiefs of
the railroad brotherhoods began making
similar plans for a uniform schedule on
the Eastern railroad systems. The plans
were almost perfected when the financial
depression struck the country in the Fall
of 190C. which caused the labor officials
to postpone action.
The business of the railroads has been
gradually Increasing until It is said that
at present! they are enjoying prosperity
such as they had in lSitf. and the em
ployes believe It is a good time to press
LAW FROWNS ON ROMANCE
Chinese Refused License to Marry
White Girl in California.
JACKSON. Cal.. Nov. R. (Special.)
Romance involving Oriental and white
races has been discovered In Jackson
and Is causing widespread discussion.
William Lee. an American-born Chlneee.
ought to obtain a license Saturday to
wed Misv Sadie Leon, a white girl of
th! p:ace. The law does not permit the
Issuance of such licenses, so the request
of Lee was denied and he went away
rery much disgruntled.
Both Lee and1 the girl live In Jackeon.
It la not known what they will do about
it, but It is expected that Lee will seek
to wed his white sweetheart in some
other state or country.
He Is an educated and Intelligent young
fellow, but his aspiration to marry Into
the white race is cot approved here, ,
HUSBAND OF HOUR
BETRAYED BY BRIDE
GIRL, FORCED TO ALTAR, TELLS
OF OLD MURDER.
Sew Wife, Fearing Revenge at
Hands of Man's Friends, Hires
Attorney to Defend Him.
TOUNGSTOWN. O.. Nov. 8. Following
the arrest of Pasquale Roman on a
murder charge yesterday, aa hour after
his marriage to Miss Elizabeth Andrews,
It developed" today that the bride had
betrayed her husband to the police.
The man was taken from the railway
station just as the young people were
boarding a train for their future home
near Cleveland. He was taken to Jail on
word from Brownsville, Pa., that he was
wanted there under another name for a
murder committed four years ago.
It was learned today that the girl told
the police that her husband was wanted
In Pennsylvania and that a reward of $600
was on his head. Tonight the girl lies
In terror of Roman's friends who, she
says may seek revenge on her.
"He forced me to marry him," she said.
"He told me that he would kill me t I
Immediately thereafter she employed
attorneys to defend the man and said she
was sorry she had betrayed him.
SWEDES AREWANTED HOME
Mai mo Chamber Adopts Resolutions
STOCKHOLM. Sweden, Nov. 8. (Spe
cial.) Strong effort to stop the emigra
tion of Sweden's sons are to be made
throughout the country. A campaign to
that end has been begun by the Chamber
of Commerce of Malmo, which has
adopted resolutions calling upon the gov
ernment to divide its holdings of land
into farms of 10 to 80 acres and to people
these with thrif-.y workers.
The Chamber's plan is to let the occu
pants own the land, so they will take
pride in lt development. Entailed es
tates and large fertile tracts In the hands
of groundholders remain unimproved and
the state is charged with the same dere
liction. The resolutions recite that the payment
of rent Is obnoxious, while buying of
farms on favorable terms is impossible.
The result is an outflow of Swedes to the
United States, where the acquisition of
lands In fee simple Is not difficult.
'DRY' DENVER UP TO WOMEN
Preachers Begin Campaign to Test
DENVER. Nov. 8. Denver preachers
today began a campaign to make Denver
dry and to put woman suffrage to the
test. Eighty preachers met to discuss
the formation of an organization that
will conduct the campaign preceding
next Spring's election. Another and
larger meeting will be held this week.
Preachers at the meeting today said
the election would be made the final test
of woman's power at the polls in Colorado
and that it would be largely for women
to decide the question.
Many preachers expressed confidence
in their ability to carry the election. Thia
Is based partly on a recent State Su
preme Court decision that, where a town
or city gives the "drys" a majority, the
entire town shall be "dry" and not only
the precincts In which the "drjs" had a
$4,000000 WILL FOUGHT
Executor and Sisters Say Woman's
Mind "Was Vnsound.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 8. (Special.) 4
That Mrs. Carrie M. Jones, who died in
this city leaving an estate valued at
$4,000,000, was of unsound mind and in
competent to make a will on 'June 20, 1908,
the date of the document filed for pro
bate, October 27, are the contentions em
braced in a contest filed in the probate
department of the Superior Court today
by Henry T. Hazard, who Is named as
executor in a will dated January 6, 1904.
This will, and a codicil, dated August 29.
1904. were filed today for probate as the
last true will of Mrs. Jones:
Joined with Hazard In the contest are
the only surviving sisters of Mrs. Jones,
Mrs. Augusta J. Hubbard and Mrs. Mary
N. Hall, who ask to be appointed admin
istratrices of the will filed today.
DRUGGED, THROWN IN RIVER
l" n known Woman's Body Found
Water Xear Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Nov. 8. The
body of a woman was found by a fisher
man late today in White River near
Broad Kipple. eight miles north of this
city. It was well-clothed, but it bore
no sign that would lead to Identification.
An autopsy conducted by Coroner
Blackwell tonight established the, fact
that the woman's death was due to
drugs. There were no indications that
she had been wounded. The Coroner be
lieves the body had been in the river
about one week.
TRAINMEN ROUT HOLD-UPS
Conductor Gets Bullet in Hand
Fighting Two Masked Men.
OGDEN. Vtah., Nov. , S. While fight
ing two masked men who entered a Den
ver & Rio Grande dining car In the local
yards early today, with the evident pur
pose of robber'. Conductor C. G. Eldredge
was shot through the left hand.
Seven men who were in the car at the
time of the attempted holdup took part
in the fight and routed the would-be
Defends His Preference
HINTS AT CRITICS' PREJUDICE
Analysis to Explain Data Sent
DEFI HURLED AT PEARY
Commander Challenged to Send His
Proofs to Denmark and Allow'
National Geographic Society
- to Examine Doctor's.
NEW YORK, Nov. 8. Although he an
nounced early tonight that he had re
tired to a quiet place, "away from New
York." .Dr. Frederick A. Cook later
caused to. be issued through a friend a
statement in answer to Rear-Admiral
Chester, of the National Geographic
Society, who discredited the Brooklyn ex
plorer's claims. In an interview at Wash
ington. Dr. Cook says:
"This Is the unbiased gentleman who
displayed such anxiety to pass upon my
record and who now desires to go to
Copenhagen as an unprejudiced witness.
Do the American people wonder that I
have kept my promise to the scientists
Only One Point Raised.
"The only point raised' by Admiral
Chester is the suggestion of erroneous
location of the midnight sun. Thta sight
of the midnight sun on April 7 Is no evi
dence of our position. Though the days
had been clear the north skies had not
been clear at night for many days pre
vious to this. A low haze or cloudiness
obscured the horizon and the sun sank
Into this. We did not use the 6un at
night for the observations. Nor did we
stay awake all night to see the effects.
Analysis Accompanies Data. ,
The original data which I will send
to Copenhagen on November 25 by a spe
cial messenger will be accompanied by
an analysis which I am now preparing
and which, I hope, will make it unnec
sary for me to attend before the Uni
versity of Copenhagen to explain such
questions as may arise upon the original
record of my observations.
"My unaltered original field notes and
my instruments, when I recover them,
will, of course, be available for exami
nation by the National Geographic So
ciety, upon the condition that Com
mander Peary agrees to submit his origi
nal data and instruments for examination
at the University of Copenhagen."
DR. COOK BCSY OX DATA
Explorer Seeks Quiet Spot in Which
to Prepare Records
NEW YORK, Nov. 8. Dr. Frederick
A. Cook, the eaplorer, is at a quiet
place away trefn New York preparing
his North Pola data for submission to
Copenhagen University. A statement
issued tonight by his lawyer says:
"Dr. Cook's time was so invaded
(Concluded on Page S.)
t NAUGHTY CHILD f J
HEAVY SEAS NEAR
MIXE-PLAXTER SAM RIXGGOLD
Turbulence of Columbia River Bar
. Too Much for Little Craft and
Much Damage Results.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Nov. 8
The United vStatea Army mine-planter
steamer Major Sam Ringgold, which
reached port from Fort Etevena, Or., to
night, narrowly escaped being -totally
wrecked and sunk while crossing the
Columbia River bar near Astoria Sunday
The damage consisted of a demolished
pilot-house, steel doors twisted and
stripped from their fastenings and the
entire top hamper shattered or demoral
ized. Bolt fastenings holding the steel
cabins to deck frames were drawn near
ly two inches by the force of the heavy
The steamer was crossing the baf.wben
a southeast gale almost instantly whipped
the water into a raging mass. Three
heavy seas were shipped. The force of
the first wave aboard shattered the pilot
house, dashing the quartermaster and
navigating officer against the walls and
making openings through which the en
tire ship was flooded.
The vessel Is so badly damaged that
extensive repairs must be made before
she again enters her work.
NAVY'S PLAYER IMPROVING
Quarterback Wilson May Recover
From Injury to Spine.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 8. After un
dergoing a delicate operation yesterday,
involving the removal of bone pressure
on his spinal cord, which had caused to
tal paralysis since he was injured in a
football game three weeks ago. Midship
man Early Wilaon, the Navy's quarter
back, was resting easily today.
Tonight's report from the Naval Hos
pital is that there has been no appre
ciable change in Midshipman Wilson's
condition and no abatement of the par
alysis, but this was looked for by the
surgeons, who do not expect any change
In this respect until the portion of the
spinal cord that was compressed, returns
to its normal condition. Signs of Im
provement several days hence will be
considered entirely satisfactory.
MOTHER SAVES CHILDREN
Drops 12 Little Ones From Window
While House Is Aflame.
DOGDEN,. N. D., Nov. 8. By passing
her children out of a second-story
window and allowing them to fall to
the ground, one by one, Mrs. John
Frantsveig today saved her entire fam
ily of 13 from death by Are.
The mother was almost overcome by
smoke while saving her children. A
blaze started In some manner In the
kitchen, cutting off egress by the only
door in the house.
WINTER BLACKBERRIES BIG
Asotin County Resident Ge(.s Fine
Crop in November.
ASOTIN, Wash., Nov. 8. (Special.)
George Ross, of Asotin, boasts a fair crop
of blackberries in November, the fruit
raised by him in Winter being larger than
the June and July berries.
The November blackberries were picked
from two acres of vines in Asotin Coun
ty. It is a very unusual occurrence here,
particularly when it is considered several
frosts marred the season.
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Chauffeur, Man and
FALSE RUMORS RUN DOWN
Police Busy Looking Up Peo
ple Who Disappeared.
WRECKED AUTO RAISED
Relatives Report Disappearance of
Max Cohen, Cigar Dealer, and
Woman Friend, Miss Beatrice
Shapiro, Who May Be Dead.
CHICAGO, Nov. 8. The, identity of
the persons who lost their lives Sun
day night when their automobile
plunged into the Chicago River is still
unknown. No bodies have been re
covered. Ernest Camp, 22 years old, a chauf
feur. Is believed to have been one of
the victims. He was employed by J. F.
Schreffler, and the wrecked automobile,
dragged from the river today, proved to
be his machine. .
Many Rumors Are Run Down.
Camp, It is now believed, took a
party of men and women from, Van Bu
ren street and Wabash avenue last
night with directions to drive them to
some point on the West Side of the
city. He had an engagement to meet
a party of women at a down town thea
ter later. He never appeared at the
theater, and has not been seen since.
Many rumors of missing persons
were run down by thepolice today in
an effort to learn the Identity of the
driver and victims, but no definite In
formation was obtained. The police
ceased dragging the river for bodies at
Man and Woman Missing.
Late tonight relatives reported to the
police the disappearance of Mac Cohen,
a cigar dealer who conducted a store at
514 West Van Buren street, and Miss
Beatrice Shapiro, who lived at 1102
South Paulina street. Cohen and Miss
Shapiro were friends and are believed
to have been together Sunday night.
Cohen did not appear today to open
his store and Miss Shapiro did not re
turn to her home.
L. M. Cohen, brother of the missing
man, believes that his brother and Miss
Shapiro were in the automobile that
plunged Into the river. That Cohen had
engaged an automobile in the downtown
district Sunday night could not be es
tablished. Others Meet Like Fate.
The accident is similar to two previous
ones which have occurred here within
the last few years and which resulted in
the loss of four lives. On August 17, 1904,
a car containing a woman and three men
plunged over the south abutment of the
Rush-street bridge. All were rescued, but
one of the victims died.
The following year a car containing
five persons went into the river at the
same bridge from the north side. Three
of the party were drowned.
"TOFFEE KING" LS
GQNE WITH WIDOW
DISOBEYS IXJITXCTIOX SECURED
y BT HIS WIFE.
Family Troubles of Millionaire
Candy Man Interest All
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Nov. 8. (Special.)
Both Alonzo Hornby, the multi-millionaire
candy manufacturer known
throughout the country as "the Toftee
King," and Mrs. Mabel J. Watson, the
wealthy widow who aroused Mrs.
Hornby's jealousy, have disappeared
from Redlands and no one appears to
know what has become of them. Neigh
bors of the Hornbya in Redlands believe
the two have defied the court's injunc
tion secured last week by Mrs. Hornby
and have started for Europe under as
Mrs. Hornby not only enjoined, by order
of court, the widow from eloping with
her husband, but sued her for J100.000 for
alienation of affections. No difficulty was
found at the time the injunction was se
cured In serving both Hornby end Mrs.
Watson, but since then they have van
ished. Detectives employed, it is said, by Mrs.
Hornby and her two wealthy sons are
busy trying to learn the whereabouts of
the pair and, if they are found attempt
ing to leave the country, they will be
arrested, according to court officials.
The Hornbys' troubles are interesting
all Southern California and reports from
various sections of the country have an
nounced that the millionaire and his al
leged affinity were sojourning at dif
ferent places. These reports have been
proved false, however, and it is now be
lieved neither of them is In this part of
The Hornby children are siding em
phatically with their mother, who is 60
SIX HUSBANDS SUFFICIENT
Fair Bigamist Says Sh3 Is Satisfied.
Xo Mo-e Wedding Bells.
KANSAS CITY. Nov. 8. "No more
wedding bells for me?" exclaimed Mrs.
Grace Ritter - Chaney- Oring-Wheeler-Hout-Chapman,
who was released to
day after having been in custody for
several months under a charge o
Mrs. Chapman, who is only 30 years
old. was arrested on the complaint of
her sixth husband, Frederick Chap
man;' whose marital happiness re
ceived a shock when, in looking over
his wife's belongings, he found four
certificates of former marriages. Later
Mrs. Chapman admitted to her husband
that she had married five men before
she met him. She was not quite sure
that she had been duly divorced from
any of them.
Her attorney satisfied the authori
ties she had been legally divorced from
five of 'her husbands, and she was
Ch-pman has sued for a divorce.
HOPGROWERS GROW RICH
Raise in Market Means Millions for
Raisers in California.
WHEATLAND, Cal., Nov. 8. (Special.)
Owing to the recent rise In the price of
hops, the E. C. Horst Company has com
menced planting of a new field. Poles
to support the trellis all over the field
are now being set.
- The recent rise in hops meant $1,000,000
additional profit for the growers of hops
in this district, and one firm, the Dursts,
made one-half this amount. They own
the largest hopyards in the world. Many
carloads of this year's crop are now being
shipped Jrom this point.
50Y OF 9 KILLS BOBCAT
Youthful Hunter Slays Wild Beast
at First Shot.
EUGENH, Or.. Nov. 8. (Special.)
Ernest Chezen, the 9-year-old son of
Henry Chezen, of Spencer Creek Valley,
holds the record for the youngest hunter
of wild animals in Lane County.
Testerday the boy was out hunting for
birds when his dog treed a big wildcat.
The boy took deliberate aim at the ani
mal, with his shotgun, and with one shot
brought the cat to the ground..
The'father brought the hide to Eugene
BODY ON SKYSCRAPER ROOF
Juryman, Wlio Held Out for Convic
tion of Hargis, Murdered.
OKLAHOMA CITY, kU., Nov. 8.
While the .police still believe that rob
bery was the motive for the murder of
A. D. Gannon, whose body was found on
the roof of a ten-story building Sunday,
Interest was added to the case today by
the report from Lexington. Ky.. that
Gannon was a member of the Hargls jury
and the only member to hold out for con
viction. Gannon always slept with a rifle by his
STRIKING PUPILS RETURN
High School Students Back at Books
CLEVELAND, Nov. 8. The 500 strik
ing students at the West Side High
School returned to their class rooms
today, pending final action by the
Board of Education on their demands
for a restitution of single sessions and
wholesome lunches at cost,
L KEEP PLACE
Brings Fight Instinct
OPPOSITION IS NOT ORGANIZED
Attacks From Some Quarters
HE BARES SUGAR FRAUDS
Nobody Denies Activity of Collector
While In Office, but New York
Has Not Gauged His Ability
to Warm Up to Fight.
NEW YORK. Nov. 8. Those New Tor
editors and others who are engaged in
an attempt to have William Loeb, Jr.,
collector of the port, discharged, are in
for a long and hard fight. ;
Collector Loeb Is full of fight and It
will probably take more months than his
antagonists are willing to stay in the
fray to make him give in.
The trouble with New York apparently
is that it does not know Loeb. Mr. Roose
velt was not the only strenuous man in
the White House during the seven years
of his Presidential offlceholdlng. When
Loeb moved from Washington to New
York to assume the collectorship he car
ried his lighting qualities along with Ills
Loeb Says He Will Stay.
He Is going to stay where he is, and he
has every confidence that when the war
is over some men will be In prison and
some carpers will be silenced.
There does not appear to be anything
particularly tangible about the organi
zation of business men that is to send a
committee to Washington to aek Mr. Taft
to kick Mr. Roosevelt's former secretary
out of offlice. It was through the col
lector that the great sugar customs
frauds were discovered. Nobody has de
nied this or tried to deny it.
New York Greatly Interested.
The attacks from some quarters are
easily accounted for, because it is known
they are prompted by interests that
would be glad to see all higher officials
of the sugar corporation go free, while
caring little or nothing what becomes of
the mere subordinates in crime.
New York seems to be more interested
in the case of the Collector of Customs
today than It is in the future of the city
under the Gaynor administration. The
extreme activity of certain elements of
the community to discredit the Collector
is in itself enough to arouse at leaet a
suspicion that the assaults on him are
not altogether disinterested.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 54
degrees;- minimum. 48 degree.
TODAY'S Rain; light southeast wind.
Public sympathy turned to Mme. Stelnheil
by Judge's sternness. Page 5
National. Collector Loeb, of New York, will fight hard
to maintain his place, page 1.
.Senator Aldrlch speak at St. Louis on
monetary reform. Page 2.
Federal Health Bureau urged by President
Taft. Page 6.
Victims of open-draw accident in Chicago
not yet known. Page !-
Federation of Labor stands solidly behind,'
Go m per a. page 2.
Oklahoma Indians lose appeal for land and
citizenship. Page 3
ix husbands enough, says fair bigamist.
Disobeying court's Injunction, "Toffee King"
disappears with widow. Page l.
Eastern trainmen demand increase In pay.
Cook challenges Peary to submit records to
Copenhagen. Page 1.
More horses, less gowns, at New York'a an
nual show. Page 5.
Triple tragedy follow family quarrel,
Husband of an hour betrayed to police by
bride. Page 1.
University of Oregon player In poor shape-
for Idaho game. Page 7
California outlaw league Is to be admitted
to regular standing- In class B- Page 7.
Packey McFarland easily wins decision in
fight with Cyclone Thompson. Page 7.
High-class bouts and wrestling matches
open Multnomah Clubs tournament.
Mine-planter steamer Major Sam Ringgold
damaged on Columbia bar. Page 1.
Woman suicide at Reno is Identified aa
widow of once well-known Tacoma phy
sician. Page 4.
Settlers along Skeena River arming in fear
of Indian outbreak. Page 2.
Blunder by Legislature may hamper early
registration of voters. Page 4.
Oregon Trunk outlines route through state
in "Incorporation articles filed at Sale in.
Woman agitator Is carried through street
of Spokane on stretcher. Page 13.
Governor to help open Bonneville hatchery.
V ' Portland and Vicinity.
Mayor Simon favor local option and limit
ing Portland saloons to WO. Page 10.
Selection of Reed Institute site deferred un
til Dr. Eliot's return within ten day.
Property owners dissatisfied with damage
for opening Morrison street. Page 11.
Lawyers argue all day on motion for In
structed verdict In Gadsby case. Page 10.
New location for pesthouse roils Councilman
Baker, who assails Dr. Wheeler. Page 4.
President Baker tells trouhlea of Council to
Civic Institute. Pae 11.
Advocates of Broadway bridge form plan to
fight three suits. Page 16.
A. B. Wldney wants divorce from hi near
divorced wife. Page 8.
Flcklo Texan deserted by wife and affinity..
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