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LEAVES DOOR OPEN
Declares Treaty With
China No Menace..
AMERICA HAS EQUAL CHANCE
Japan's Working of Manchur
ian Mines Not Monopoly.
RIGHTS ARE NOT EXCLUSIVE
Both Nations Assnre United Suites
Territory Is Open to Anyone Who
Finds Minerals Japan's In
fluence Strongly Hinted.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15. Recent
treaties entered into by China and
Japan as to the operation of coal mines
along the South Manchurian Railway
anu the Antung-Mukden Railway do
not create monopolies, and hence are
not violations of the "open door" or the
"equal opportunities" principles, to the
observance of which all leading powers
This is the conclusion reached by the
State Department after a long and care
ful investigation of the question in
volved. The department today Issued the fol
' Department Issues Statement.
"In view of the widespread publicity
of the statement that the recent Chinese-Japanese
agreement relating to
Manchuria created for Chinese and
Ji nese subjects a monopoly to carry
on mining operations along the South
Manchurian Railway and he Antung
Mukden Railway, which would exclude
Americans from an extensive field of
industrial enterprise, inquiry has been
. i tde of the' two signatory powers and
ofnical assurance nas been received
f each to the effect that no such
exclusive claim to mining rights was
intended by tne agreement, and that
if minerals are found by Americans
and others within the designated ter
ritories, - orgectlon will be made to
their working mines under concessions
granted by China the whole scope and
purpose of the agreement being that
any operation by Chinese arid Japanese
subjects of the mines within the ter
ritory mentioned should be joint as be
Knox' Conclusion Commended.
"The above assurance confirms the
conclusion already reported by the de
partment as a result . of its careful
study of the agreement in the light of
related and contexual evidence."
Secretary Knox has reached a con
clusion commended In diplomatic cir
cles, as fair and statesmanlike, and as
of great Importance in view of the
"explosive" possibilities of the situa
tion. As to whether other provisions of the
treaties the State Department is consider
ing are positively inimical to American
Interests, the department is non-committal.
But from the fact that the
provision as to the operation of the
mines was regarded as possibly contain
ing the best grounds for complaint. It
seems reasonable to 'believe that other
features of the treaties will not, for the
present at least, bebrought in question.
China Gets Cbientao.
The conventions were signed at Pekln,
September 4, by China and Japan. One
referred to the district of Chlentao. Two
questions were involved, first as 0 the
territory itself, and second, as to jurisdic
tion over Coreans inhabiting the territory.
Japan yielded to China on both points.
At the same time China opened several
places to the residence of foreigners and
protected the vested rights of Coreans al
ready living on agricultural lands within
, China . undertakes to build the Chang
Chun-Kirin Railway to connect with the
Corean system at Hoiryong on the same
terms as the Chang Chun-Kirin Railway
itself, namely with jouint Chinese and
Japan to Dictate Railroad.
The other conventions relate to railways
and mines. China agrees that in the
event of its undertaking to construct a
railway betwen Hinmintun and Faku
men, it will consult ' with Japan. The
original project for the construction of
this line was a British enterprise.
Coal mines at Fushun and Yentai, con
nected with the South Manchurian Rail
.way. are to be worked by Japan subject
to China's sovereign rights in the form of
a royalty upon the output. The extent
of the mines is to be delimited in a joint
Japan permits the Pekin-Mukden Rail
way (Chinese) to cross the South Man
churian Railway in order to extend to
the city walP of Mukden. Both stations
are now a mile from the wall.
No mention is made of the question of
railway guards. .
MOORS SEND SUBMISSION
Tribesmen Sue General Marina for
Terms of Peace. 1
MADRID, Nov. 15. An official dis
patch from Nador, Morocco, says Moor
ish tribesmen have sent their submis
sion to General Marina, commander of
th Spanish forces.
ZELAYA TAKES CITY
AS REBELS LEAVE. IT
GOVERNMENT TROOPS OCCUPY
Revolutionist General Professes to
Believe He Has Adversary
BLUEFIELDS, Nlc, Nov. 15, via wire.
less. General Chamorro, a leading revo
lutionist, after destroying the river boats
and harbor tugs belonging to th. gov
ernment, evacuated Greytown voluntarily
and General Toledo with 2000 government
troops now occupies it.
Chamorro, with the gunboat Ometepe,
and several converted war vessels, main
tains an effective blockade of the port
General Toledo is thought to be in a bad
position, the sea exit being held by
No apprehension is shown by revolution
ary leaders at Bluefields concerning
Chamorro's forces. The belief is strong
that Zelaya's chief is bottled In Grey
town. GeneMLl Estrada believes Toledo
will be forced to capitulate as provisions
Large quantities of arms have arrived
here and the bluff is well fortified with
siege guns. Small arms anB ammunition
are plentiful and Bluefields is considered
FATHER SAVES BABE'S LIFE
Man Wlio Ixst Memorj Recovers to
Tell of Heroic Deed.
A desperate effort to save the life of
his baby daughter, Elsie, is responsible
for- the condition of John Fest, a patient
at Good Samaritan Hospital, who Sun
day night had lost his memory com
pletely. ' .
When he was taken to the nospital it
was believed the man had been run down
hv n "IVnrwl lawn sirpAfrar but Ffcst re
covered sufficiently yesterday to declare
this was not the case. He and his wife
were standing on the platform of the
rapidly-moving car when his wife reeled
and dropped the baby. Feet bent forward
to catch the child and lost his balance.
As he fell he .M the child up and it
was unhurt. He is suffering from con
cussion of the orain.
Feet's home i3 at 910 East Eighth street
North. He says no one saw him the mo
ment he fell.
DIVIDED SENTENCE URGED
Court Asked to Allow Brothers to
Split Terms In Jail.'
BOS.TON. Nov. 15. Morris Wise will
support his own family and that of his
brother. Harris, while the latter is serv
ing a 21 months' sentence In Jail, and
afterwards their positions will be re
versed, if the court accepts the sugges
tion of United States District Attorney
The brothers were convicted of conceal
ing assets in bankruptcy. When Harris
Wise was sentenced today, Mr. French
suggested that the sentence of Morris
be suspended until Harris was free, that
their families, which are in straitened
circumstances, might Te cared for. The
court will decide tomorrow.
BIG COUGAR KILLS DOG
Hunter Is in Pursuit, but Is Unajble
to Find Beast. .
ASTORIA, Or.. 'Nov. 15. (Special.) A
monster mountain lion, which has been
seen- frequently in the Lewis and Clark
district the past year, killed one of James
Coffman's dogs Saturday night.
Coffman had found . the cougar's trail
early In the day and started in pursuit
with three dogs. Although killing one of
tne aogs, the animal kept out of rifle
During the hunt, Coffman killed a good-
sized wildcat, which he sold to a China
man this morning. Wildcats in this vici
nity live principally on quail, grouse and
SAILOR LOST IN STORM
Maid of Orleans Encounters Heavy
Weatlier in North Pacific.
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 15. John
Gretle, captain of the schooner Maid of
Drleans, which reached port with a cargo
of fish from Unga, reports that he en
countered severe storms in the North Pa
cific on his trip south, during which he
lost one man.
The sailor, Thomas Beresford, was
swept overboard November 6 by a giant,L
wave that tore the boats loose and swept
everything from the decks that was not
PRESIDENT BURIES -SCRIBE
Tart Hononary Pallbearer at Funeral
' of Raymond Patterson.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15. President
Taft this afternoon attended the fu
neral of Raymond A. Patterson, late
correspondent of the Chicago Tribune
in this city.
Mr. Patterson and the President were
classmates at Yale, and Mr. Taft acted
as an honorary pallbearer.
COLORADO HAS MUCH SNOW
Silvcrton Reports 1 S Inches ; Grand
Junction, 24-Hour Storm.
SILVERTON, Colo., Nov. 15. Eighteen
inches of snow has fallen here. Although
railroad traffic has been delayed, no slides
have been reported.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., Nov. 15.
Snow has fallen here steadily for the cast
Judge Bennett Links
Them With Crooks.
ACCUSATIONS MADE ON BENCH
Magistrate Says Detectives in
League With Thieves.
POLICE CHIEF ASTOUNDED
Sensational Charges Startle In Trial
- of Alleged Crook- He Is Re
leased Pending Appeal.
"I have evidence that there is an
organized gang of officials in this city
-who are affording protection to a
gang- of crooks. I may be able to
give the facts to the grand jury In
a few days." '
MUNICIPAL JUDGE BENNETT.
"I will sea to It ' that there U a
thorough investigation. The defectives
better get rid of bunco men &Bd
thieves quickly or wo will get rid of
the detectives. I will not tolerate the
"I will leave nothing undone to get
at the bottom of this. Judge Bennett
would not make such an accusation
unless he had grounds for it. I dot
not want to make charges against
anyone now. I have relied upon
members of the department for my
information and may be I have been
CHIEF OF FOIJCE COX.
Investigation which may shake the
Portland Police Department to Its foun
dations is to result from charges of
connivance with crime made from the
benoh by Police Judge Bennett against
unnamed persons who, he afterward de
clared, were police detectives.
Judge Bennett asserts he has the
strongest kind of evidence to back his
accusations and that he purposes to carry
it before the grand Jury, that Indictments
may be brought.
Strict Probe Ordered.
Mayor Simon declares he will conduct
a thorough investigation of Judge Ben
nett's charges on his own and the city's
account. If they are found to be true,
he declares the guilty persons will be
punished. He has issued instructions to
this effect to Chief of Police Cox.
Chief Cox is astounded. He says he
has relied implicitly on his subordinates
and may have been deceived. Hardly
had Judge Bennett uttered his accusation
against the detectives when the Police
Chief telephoned to the Mayor asking
instructions. "Probe with all your vigor,"
was Simon's response.
Sleuths Are Mum.
The detectives are silent, save to
speak in general terms. "I knew it was
coming," said one. "I am not afraid
of the grand jury," said Captain Baty,
superintendent of the sleuths. Detective
(Concluded on Page 11.)
j 'TWILL BE DIFFERENT NOW. .
SWSyW IIIIIMU '
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OREGON, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1909.
ROBBED OF SPOILS
THTJGS TAKE $659 CHECK FROM
MANAGER OP TEAM.
Henry Smith Held Tp on Platform
of Small Station While Re
, turning With Players.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene,
Nov. 15. (Special.) Members of the Idaho
football team, which played Oregon in
Portland last Saturday, . had an exciting
experience near Colfax, Wash., last night
when Henry Smith, their manager was
robbed of a check for $659, representing
Idaho's entire share of the gate re
ceipts at the game. The news was re
ceived here today when Smith sent
rush telegram asking Manager Goodman,
of Oregon, to have payment on the check
Smith, who is himself a track athlete
and called "Hercules" because of his
great strength, was strolling along the
platform of a small station, where the
train had stopped, when two men seized
him by the arms. Before he could resist
they went through his pockets, taking the
check and disappeared. The team had
their tickets paid for and enough spare
cash left to get back to the university
town of Moscow.
The check was on the Hibernian Bank,
of Portland. The Oregon manager wired
the bank not to honor it if presented.
FACE SLAP COSTS $1200
Unwilling Girl Witness Is Hurried to
Court In Automobile.
HOQUIAM, Wash., . Nov. 15. (Spe
cial.) A Jury today in, the Superior
Court, at Montesano, awarded Mrs. Les
ter Howells a verdict for $1200 damages
in her suit for $500(ytgalnst JTohn Win
ters, a -wealthy merchant of this city,
whom she insisted slapped her face
during an argument over the return of
an unsatisfactory article of apparel.
jjuruiiasea irom . tne defendant s es
A feature of the case was the non
appearance of a Miss Blomquist, who
had been summoned as a witness, and
the young woman- was taken into the
Sheriffs charge on a bench warrant is
sued by Judge Sheeks, and hurried to
court in an automobile.
STOLEN CASH COMES BACK
Portland Bank Recovers Money Sent
Away in Mail by Robber.
SALT LAKE CITY Nov. 15. The legal
owner of $2410 received by Charles G.
Price, of Ogden, in the mail last Decem
ber hap, been found. The currency was
wrapped in a newspaper, addressed to
'Charles Price." Charles G. Price, the
recipient,' was expecting no money in this
form, so he made the facts public and
put the cash in a bank.
It was learned later that "V. C. Wells
had mailed the currency, after robbing
the fcast Side Bank, of Portland, Or.
The bank began action to recover the
$2410 from Charles G. Price and the Og
den bank. Judge Murray, in the Fed
eral Court today, gave the East Side
Bank judgment for the amount, with in
terest from the date It was deposited.
MARTIAL LAW PROCLAIMED
Drastic Action Follows Assassina
tions in Buenos Ayres.
BUENOS AYRES, Nov. 15. President
Alcorta today proclaimed martial law
throughout the country for 60 days, as a
result of the assassination yesterday of
Senor Falcon, Chief of Police, and his
The police assert that the Falcon out-
rasre was part of a vast anarchistic plot.
JUDGE GRAHAM TO
San Francisco Man Is
EW1NG TURNS DOWN OFFICE
Discussion Occupies Directors
M'CREDIE IS NOT HEARD
Portland Man Offers Several Sug
gestions, AH of Which Are
Promptly Iald Aside Without
Any Consideration by Board.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15. (Spe
cial.) Judge Thomas F. Graham," of
the Superior Court in San Francisco,
was elected president of the Pacific
Coast League tonight by the directors
of the organization assembled in an
nual meeting at the St. Francis.
The result of the election of, a man
to succeed J. Call Ewing, who had de
clined to he considered a candidate,
came very much in the nature of a
surprise, especially as Judge Graham
had not been suggested In this capacity.
In fact, it is quite certain that Judge
Graham was a compromise candidate,
to settle a question that the leagDe
had been unable to decide after eight
hours of consideration.
Judge Graham- was called Into con
sideratlon at 8 o'clock and was asked
if he would accept the presidency. He
asked for time to consider the matter,
and at 11 o'clock announced that he
would accept. His election was there
fore merely a matter of form, as he had
already been agreed upon.
Question Takes Whole Day.
The question' of a-new president prac
tically occupied the entire time of the
league directors and the other important
subject, that of whether the Pacific
Northwest League will be granted terrl
torial rights in Portland, was still to
come up for settlement at midnight, when
the league directors were still in session.
A number of names were mentioned for
the presidency. Cal Ewing wae repeat
edly urged to reconsider his refusal to
accept the post, the directors saying they
were anxious to have him serve for an
other year. He refused absolutely to be
considered. Henry Berry, of Los Ange
les, wae strong for some member of the
league to have the position and said if the
other directors would not run, he would
be a candidate. He was overruled, how
ever, as it seemed to be the wish to
name a sjan outside of the league for
McCredie Is Turned Down.
Several Portlanders were suggested. It
was announced that Fielder A. Jones,
formerly manager of the Chicago White
Sox, had signified his willingness to ac
cept the position, if tendered to him
Harrison Allen, a Portland attorney, and
George F. Roberteon, a former Califor
nian now in business In Portland, were
also mentioned. The name of Bill Lange,
of San Francisco, was suggested by
It transpires, also, that Judge McCredie
(Concluded on Page 7-
COPPER MINES ON
VERGE OF MERGER
$1,000,000,000 COMPANY WOULD
Though Deal Not Completed, Wall
Street Sends Stocks to New
NEW YORK. Nov. 15. More detailed re
ports regarding the impending merger or
agreement among great copper producers
today sent prices to new high records for
There were denials of rumors that
merger negotiations had gone beyond the
tentative stage, but it was generally ad
mitted that certain Interests are trying
to bring about an agreement among pro
ducers to regulate output, and thereby to
prevent overproduction and depreciation
The capitalization of the combine, ac
cording to the best reports, probably will
be close to $1,000,000,000. A report from
Boston that a corpo... " with that cap
italization was to be formed with the
firm of J. P. Morgan in 'charge of the
financing was denied by a member of the
Morgan- firm. Similar guarded denials
from officials of several Independent cop
per concerns indicated that negotiations:
are merely tentative.
On the other hand, Wall Street's confl
dence in the ultimate success of the mer
ger planB are indicated by the trend of
the day's prices. Amalgamated Copper
advanced to 94, a new high level since
the Spring of 1907, and Anaconda reached
63, a new high record for the year. When
the market closed, 16,000 shares of Amafe
gamated, 40,000 shares of Aaaoonda and
55,000 shares of American Smelting had
been traded in, with net gains for the
day of from 1 to 8 points each.
HAY NOT AFTER PILES' JOB
Washington Governor's Eye Not on
SPOKANB, Wash., Nov. 15.-(Special.)-.
"I am not a candidate for the United
States Senate to succeed Senator Piles,'
said Governor M. E. Hay today. "I have
never considered the possibility of going
to Washington, and under no circum
stances will 1 become a candidate to suc
ceed Senator Piles."
Mr. Hay will build or buy another home
In Spokane when his work at Olympia is
over. He is living in Olympia now to
save expenses. It has been rumored on
account of his selling his home on Cannon
Hill that he would move to the Coast.
"Spokane is my home and always will
be, as far as I know," said the Governor.
"My business interests all center here.
and I simply sold my home because
could save $300 per month during the time
I live In Olympia. I intend to build or
purchase a home here when my work at
Olympia Is over."
BABE'S TEARS SAVE PAPA
Drunken Mother in Cell, Infant
Cries Alone at Home.
A 6-months-old- baby, crying at home
for its mother, who was in the City Jail
on a charge of drunkenness, Is all that
saved Ham Collison, a saloonkeeper at
414 East Morrison street, from being
placed in jail himself late last night.
Collison came to police headquarters
Intoxicated, Inquiring about his wife.
"We both got drunk together," he told
Captain Slover. "I guess I will lock
you up, then," replied the officer.
Just then the telephone bell jangled and
Patrolman R. M. Stewart, who had been
sent to the Collison home at East Sixtii
and East Morrison streets, to see Colli
son, reported there was a baby in the
house alone, crying. Captain Slover
permitted the man to return home to care
for the infant.
BOYS' PRANK COSTS LIMBS
Birminhgam Lads Crushed Stolen
Engine Runs Away.
SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 15. Forty boys
at Birmingham stole a mogul locomotive
that had been sidetracked by a crew last
night and ran the engine several miles.
Then they reversed the lever and started
for Birmingham, throwing the throttle
wipe open. The boys were unable to
stop yie engine, and they Jumped off.
Everyone was Injured, five seriously. The
engine attained a high speed, and crashed
Into a freight train in the Birmingham
yard and was wrecked. The damage to
the engine and cars will reach $10,000.
Fred Glover, Samuel Boskirk, James
Morrison and Charles Whalen, . all of
Birmingham, each suffered 'fracture of
both legs, and Frank McFadden's legs
CARLISLE GROWING WORSE
Ex-Secretary's Illness Has Assumed
NEW YORK, Nov. 15. There was a
change for the worse today In the condi
tion of ex-Secretary of the Treasury John
G. Carlisle, who is under treatment for
intestinal disorders at St. Vincent's Hos
pital. The attending physician said tonight
that his condition "had assumed a more
TAFT CONSIDERS MESSAGE
Takes Up Interstate Commerce and
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15. President
Taft will in a few days consider the
amendment ' to the interstate commerce
and anti-trust laws which he will rec
ommend to Congress In his message.
W. C. Brown, president of the New
York Central, was among the President's
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SUGAR PROBE MAY' .
Upheaval Looked For in
LOEB CREDITS EX-PRESIDENT
Collector Says Mr. Roosevelt
TRUST STOCKS TAKE FALL
Government May Carry Cases to Bos
ton and Philadelphia Back Du
ties Due From These Ports.
Officers Arc Keticcnt.
NEW YORK, Nov. 15. While the legal
machinery of the Government moves
slowly, the air of uncertainty surrounding
the so-called sugar fraud cases is inter
preted to foreshadow an inquiry which,
may rank with the insurance upheaval
Boston and Philadelphia were brought
within the scope of the investigation to
day with the report that the Government
would attempt to obtain back duties on
sugar in those cities, while investigation
went on in New York with repeated
rumors of reaching "men higher' up."
Henry L. Stlmson, special attorney
for the Government in the cases, de
clined to discuss this phase of the
Credit Given Roosevelt.
William Loeb, Jr., collector of the
port, also was inclined to be reticent,
but he repeated that it was through
the influence of Theodore Roosevelt
that the Indictment and prosecution of
sugar frauds was undertaken. Accord
ing to Mr. Loeb, he had talked over
the matter with Mr. Rosevelt before
he took charge of the Customs-house
The denial from Washington today by
James B. Reynolds, ex-Assistant Secre-'
tary of the Treasury, that Jie had opposed
the investigation,, was followed by one .
from Richard Parr, through whose al
leged statements Mr. Reynolds' actions
and motives were criticised, who said
that he had been misquoted.
Parr Defends Keynolds.
Parr, who is still cnguged in the Customs-house,
issued the following state
ment: "In regard to the statement that J.
f Concluded on Page 2.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
The Wethcr. -
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 15
decrees; minimum, :iS.
TODAY'S Fair; not so cold; light cast
Secretary Knox says Japan lias not violated
China's "open door" in treaty. Page 1.
Sugar fraud probe promises to reach higher-
ups. Pago l.
National apple show opens In Spokane.
Merger of copper companies with Jl.ooo.uoo,-
om capital being: organized. Page l.
Mexican Socialist, arrested on Taft's visit
to Los Angeles, la released. Page 4-
Hope abandoned for 000 entombed minera.
flupreme Court sentences Tennessee Sheriff,
and rive others to jail tor railing to pro
vent lynching In li)ut. Page 2.
Edward J. Bowes, Tacoma millionaire, pa a
justice $j to marry him to Miss Illlngton.
Pa tee 4.
Convention of labor leaders proposes to go
to Washington if Uompurs must bo
jailed. Page 5.
Members of Mrs. Stetson's church rebuke
her and affirm loyalty to Mrs. Eddy.
Billy Sullivan, famous Chicago player, will
desert baseball for Oregon. Pago
Vancouver, B. C, will meet Multnomah firs
time Friday night. Page i.
Spokane leaders of I. W. W. face deporta
tion. Page 6.
Idaho football manager robbed of $HoD
check. Paso 1.
Federal Supreme Court confirms State ofi
Washington's title to shore lands. Page a.
Oregon Cf ty-Sllverton electric lino seems as
sured. Page 6.
Idaho stockman scores Forestry Service.
Washington maintains load In production of
lumber, despite decrease. Page 2.
Professor Munsterberg interests "himself In
defense of woman tried for killing hus
band. Page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Farmers, holding back wheat, force price
up. page 17.
Bearish news Ignored In Chicago market.
Uplift In stock prices at New York. Page IT.
Deop-draft vessels find plenty of water orb
the Columbia River bar. Page 16.
4 Portland and Vlm-lnlty.
Judge Bennett, accusing detectives of being
in league with crooks. Mayor Simon or
ders investigation. Page 1.
Heney leaves for Oregon this week to take
.up land-fraud Indictments. Page IS.
Frank J. post to address Oregon Bar Asso
ciation on "Infamous Legislation In Re
spect to Election of Judges." Page 10.
Weather Bureau reports let up of coldest
November weather in many years.
Injured "joy-rider" contradicts statement
she had cocktails at Twelve Mile House.
Wif wants divorce because husband tips
over dinner table. Page Iti.
Oregon wins many prizes in the A-Y-P Ex- ;
position. Page 10. ;
Bishop Bell of Los Angeles approves dis
cussion of politics by churches. Page 11.
Santa Fe Road will place agent Jn Portland. '
City and county authorities agree to place
City Jail in new Courthouse. Page
Mrs. Lola O. Baldwin censures plan of re
stricted district at Civic Institute.
Labor Council assails right of port of Port
Iaimi ia liue city dry dock. Page 1