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VOL. L. NO. 15,427.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1910.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Death Takes Monarch
After Illness of
But Few Days
BRONCHITIS GIVEN AS CAUSE
Physicians Will Give Out No
Statement as to Any
HIS SON RULES IN HIS STEAD
George V Takes Up Reign of
END WAS NOT UNEXPECTED
Ever Since First Bulletin Was Sent
Out, Hinting at Grave Sickness,
Crowds Had Thronged Space
Before Palace, Waiting.
LOXDOX, May 7. Edward VII. King
of England, died at 11:45 o'clock; last
The Prince of Wales is King, assuming
the title of Georve V. and will take oath
before the Privy Council at 3 o'clock
this afternoon. ,
Coming so suddenly, the death of the
King can but bring the greatest sorrow
to the nation, in, whose liearts Edward,
first as Prince of Wales and afterward
as King, held the highest place.
Edward VII's short reign has been
history of stirring times. It opened with
the conclusion of peace after a long and
trying campaign in South Africa and
concludes at the crisis of one of the most
momentous poltical struggles of modern
times between the Peers and Commons.
In a day the political outlook of Great
Britain has been revolutionized.
Family at Bedside.
Gathered around the bedside of the
dying King were the Queen and Prin
cesses. Ko hope had been held out
through the day for the recovery of His
Majesty, whoso death, it is believed, was
due to pneumonia, following bronchitis
contracted shortly after his return from
Biarritz. Only a day or two ago the
King was conducting the business, of
state and giving orders, but on Wednes
day he w-e compelled to submit to phy
eiclans' orders. Since then he has de
Illness Less Than Week.
King Edward Teturned to England from
a vacation ten days ago apparently in
the best of health. He died after an ill
ness of less than a week. He was serious
ly til hardly more than three days.
The Prince of Wales succeeded to the
throne immediately according to the laws
oi me Kingdom, witnout omclal cere
mony. His first official act, in pursuance
of custom, was to dispatch to the Lord
Mayor tho announcement of his father's
death. His telegram read:
"I am deeply brieved to inform you
that my beloved father, the King, passed
away peacefully at 11:45 tonight.. (Signed)
Physicians Issue Bulletins.
The physicians soon afterward issued
their official bulletin, which follows:
'May 6, 11:45 P. M. "His Majesty, the
Ktng. breathed his last at 11:45 tonight
in the presence of Her Majesty, Queen
Alexandra, the Prince and Princess of
Wales, Princess Royal, the Duchess of
Fife. Princess Victoria and Princess
Louis, the Duchess of Argyll. (Sisned)
l'nciimoiiiit Believed Cause.
Pneumonia, following bronchitis, la be
lieved to have been the cause of death
bttt the doctors thus far have refused to
make a statement. Some of the King's
friends are convinced that worry over the
political situation aggravated, if It did not
cause, the fatal Illness.
Beside the few relatives In England
the Duke of Fife and the Archbishop
of Canterbury -were in the death
chamber. The King's brother, the
Duke of Connaught, with his family
Is at Suez, hastening home from Africa.
The Kins'" daughter. Queen Maud of
Norway, will start for England to
morrow. The Intelligence that the end of
King Edward's reign had come was
not a surprise at the last. The people
had been expecting It any hour since
the evening bulletin was posted at
Buckingham palace, and flashed
throughout the kingdom. The capital
(Concluded oa Page 9J
THREE INDICTED IN
LEGISLATIVE MINORITY LEAD
ER IN ILLINOIS SCANDAL.
Brown Charged With Distributing
Fund to Further Election Two
Others Accused of Perjury.
CHICAGO, May 6. Lee O'Neil Brown,
Democratic miniority leader in the Illi
nois Legislature, charged with disburs
ing a slush fund to further the election
of Senator William Lorimer, was indicted
by the grand Jury this afternoon.
Robert E. Wilson and Michael Link,
State Representatives, alleged to have
participated in the division of a bribery
"jackpot," were indicted for perjury.
A true bill also was returned against
William J. Henley, former counsel of the
Chicago & Western Indiana Railroad,
charged with, embezzling the funds of the
That a Democratic legislator other
than Charles A. White has confessed to
the acceptance of a bribe was confirmed
by State's Attorney Way man today. Ac
cording to Wayman. the new confession
corroborates White on the following
That each received $1000 for one act;
that each received $900 at another time;
that each was called to the Southern
Hotel, St. Louis, where an alleged
"Jackpot" was distributed.
White's confession as printed In the
Chicago Tribune states that J 1000 was
the sum he received for casting his vote
for Lorimer for Senator.
BUILDING FIGURES BULGE
Portland Showed Increase In April,
but Seattle 3 3 Per Cent Loss.
CHICAGO, 111., May 6. (Special.)
Building operations throughout the
country for April show an Increase of
8 per cent over the same month a
year ago. Official reports from 47
cities show Increases In 32 and de
creases in 15.
Pacific Coast cities, with the excep
tion of Seattle, have enjoyed a won
derful boom and are still forging
ahead. Los Angeles showed an in
crease of 231 per cent. Oakland 220,
Portland 22 and Stockton 43. Seattle
showed a decrease of 33 per cent. In
Oakland last month 343 building per
mits were taken out. The estimated
cost of buildings is $1,621,423. Last
year 351 permits were taken out, but
cost of buildings was only $507,120.
There are worfderful evidences of a
building revival in the South; Rich
mond, Virginia, showing an increase of
548 per cent, and San Antonio, Texas,
168 per cent.
ADMIRAL M'CALLA DEAD
Brilliant Achievements In Three
Wars Had Won Recognition.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., May .
Rear-Admiral Bowman H. McCalla (re
tired) died suddenly at 3:30 o'clock this
morning at his home in this city of
apoplexy. He had not been 111. and
the fatal attack was sudden and un
expected. Rear-Admiral McCalla was born at
Camden, N. J., in 1844, entering the
Navy in 1861. His most brilliant
achievements were in connection with
the war with Spain and the Pekln re
lief column, for which he received sig
nal recognition. All of this was on
top of the excellent record in the Civil
War. His last active service in the
Navy was as commandant of the naval
training station at Mare Island. Cal.
and of the navy-yard there, and he re
tired June 19, 1906.
BANQUET FOR RICHARDSON
Portland Commercial Club Official
Talks to Bend Residents.
BEND, Or, May 6. (Special.) This
morning Tom Richardson, manager of
the Portland Commercial Club, left
Bend to continue his Central Oregon
trip of enthusiasm-awakening, after
having been the guest of the Bend
Commercial Club for two days.
The Portland publicity expert was
the guest of local boosters at a ban
quet at the Pilot Butte Inn. .Addresses
were made by the officers of the local
organization and by "Oregon's fore
most citizen-booster." as Mr. Richard
son was called.
Wednesday was devoted to showing
Mr. H-hardson the country in the vi
cinity or iena. weanesaay evening
"boost meeting" was held and was at
tended by 300 persons.
SHOTS HIT TARGET OFTEN
Artillery at Fort Stevens Engages
in Semi-Annual Practice.
FORT STEVENS, Or.. May 6. (Special.)
Two artillery companies of the Thirty
third, of Fort Columbia, and the Thirty
fourth, of Fort Stevens, today held their
semi-annual target practice for this sea
eon. Sixteen shots fired by the Thirty
third company resulted In six hits. . The
Thirty-fourth company attained better re.
suits, succeeding In placing 13 of 16 shots
through the target.
Both companies manned the batteries of
the same caliber, three-inch rapid-fire
FARMER DIES AS HE PLOWS
Heart Disease Overcomes Harvey
East, Working Near Salem.
SALEM. Or. May 6. (Special.)
Harvey East, aged about 60 years, em
ployed on the. McCarthy farm, 10 miles
up the river from Salem, dropped dead
in the field today while plowing. Heart
disease was the cause.
He leaves a sister, Mrs. Perkins, Jn
Portland, and a sister near Dallas.
KING EDWARD VII, WHOSE DEATH YESTERDAY ENDED
INQUIRY IS HEATED
Ballinger Angered by Nagging
Tactics of Lawyer.
BRANDEIS ASSAILS TAFT
Gla-vis Attorney Tries to Show That
President Did Not Weigh Facts.
Secretary Appeals to Com
mittee for Protection.
WASHINGTON, May G. Keeping Bal
linger on the "grill' in the Ballinger
Plnchot Inquiry all day. Attorney Bran
dels, counsel for L. R Glavis; sprang a
mild sensation today by strongly Inti
mating that the exoneration of Ballinger
end the dismissal of Glavis by the Presi
dent was not the result of a Judicial
weighing of facts by President Taft in
person, as has been generaly supposed.
He Indicated by his questions' to Bal
linger his contention that It would have
been a physical impossibility for the
President to have read the great mass of
matter bearing on the Alaskan coal cases
more than 800 pages in the record in
the- week elapsing between the time he
received it at Beverly, September 6, and
th making public of his letter of exon
eration, September 13.
.. Taft Has Busy Week.
Furthermore, Brandels called attention
to the fact that the week in question was
crowded with engagements for the Presi
dent, including golf, yaoht races and au
tomobile rides. He eked, outside the
record, the probability that the President
also was engaged in the preparation of
his Important Boston speech. Mr. Law
ler, who is the assistant attorney for the
Interior Department, Mr. Brandeis said,
made two trips to Beverly that week and
was there when the letter was given out.
Brandels also sought to show that the
letter, if the President .did personally
prepare it. was based upon an incomplete
record of the Cunningham cases. He
called the Secretary's attention to letters
written by Special Agent Jones prior
to the clear listing of Cunning claims by
Mr. Ballinger In which Jones urged a
full investigation of the Alaskan coal
cases before allowing any of - them to
go to patent. He asked Ballinger If he
did not think the President should have
had these letters to complete the record
before him. Ballinger would not admit
Another letter, written by Dennett to
the fraud division of he Land Office,
urging them not to allow any Almira
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coal claims to go to patent without full
Investigation, written after the receipt of
Jones' warning, was discussed. Ballinger
insisted he did -not attach the eame im
portance to. It .that some 'supersuspici
ous" person might.
Clashes between Ballinger and his in
quisitor were frequent. The morning
session was particularly lively, and .at
one time Ballinger made a dramatic ap
peal to the committee to protect him
from the "insolence of this man."
Ballinger probably will be on the stand
several days. He is beginning to show
the strain and appeared very .irritable
Visit to Beverly Discussed.
Mr. Brandels had proceeded only . a
short . time in his cross-examination
when ' another sharp clash occurred.
The lawyer asked the witness why he
had gone to Beverly to meet the Presi
dent after he had prepared in .writing
all the Information in the possession
of his department bearing on the Cun
Mr. Ballinger said he went to Bev
erly because he had been, invited by
letter, whereupon Mr. Brandeis asked
him to point out the paragraph in the
letter containing the invitation. Mr.
Ballinger read a paragraph.
"'Doethat contain any invitation to
oome to Beverly?" demanded Mr. Bran
dels. , "Strictly speaking, no."
"Then why did you go to Beverly?"
"Because I wanted to."
Mr. Denby (Republican) broke in
here and objected to Brandeis' cross
examination as "extraneoua"
Mr. Brandels retorted that Vertrees
had closely questioned Mr. Glavis when
he was on the stand, "four whole days
being taken up with his cross-examination."
' . .
Vertrees spent all the time he wanted
on "one question," said Brandeis.
"I value as highly as anybody the time
of this committee and of myself as well.
What I (want Is fair play. This witness
had with extraordinary swiftness made
any number of statements not only led
by Mr. Vertrees. but dragged-in by Mr.
Vertrees took exception to this remark
and rising In his place on the other side
of the table said that "statement was
known to be deliberately false."
"Insolent," Says Lawyer.
"I have stood he-re a long time." con
tinued Vertrees, "and seen witness after
witaess offended -by the Insolence of this
cross-examination. The time has come
when the committee should protect the
gentlemen from such Insolent imputations.
I do protest against It and I want to make
myself plain on the question."
iBrandeis continued his questions con
cerning that visit to Beverly In Septem
ber, 1909. Ballinger arrived there on the
6th, and met the President on the golf
links. iBrandeis wanted to know whether
the purpose of that visit was solely In
connection with the Glavis-Pinchot
charges, or whether it was also on other
"That was substantially the matter
which took me to Beverly." the witness
replied. He declined to repeat his con
versation with the President.
Brandels asked Ballinger If Glavis at
any time had an opportunity to see the
answers he and his assistants had pre
pared for the President in answer to
the Glavis charges.
"This question implies an insult, that
we made a suggestion to suit ourselves."
Concluded on Pas 3.)
HIS NINE YEARS' REIGN.
In 18 Seconds Town Is Lev
eled; Death List Grows.
400 BODIES RECOVERED
Panic Follows When Clouds of Dust
Turn. Twilight to Black Night.
Carnegie Peace Palace Is
Useless Pile of Debris-
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, May 6. The
earthquake that laid waste the town
of Cartago occurred at 6:50 o'clock
Wednesday night and continued about
18 seconds. In that brief time the
buildings of the place collapsed, bury-
In hundreds. The dead were first
estimated at BOO. but It Is believed to
night that the fatalities were much
Four hundred bodies were recovered
Following the shock twilight
turned into darkness of midnight by
clouds of dust that rose from the ruins.
Panic ensued and the cries of the In
jured and fleeing survivors filled the
Martial Law Proclaimed.
Cooler " heads went to the telegraph
office to summon help, only to find the
operators dead, lines down and traffic
Impaired on the railroad.
As soon as the news reached Son Jose,
President Gonzales Vieques, accompanied
by President-elect Rickard Jim Inez and
many doctors and nurses, started on a
special train to aid the survivors. Upon
the President's arrival at Cartago mar
tial law was proclaimed. Provisions,
medicines and clothing were dispatched
Throughout the day special trains ar
rived here,, bringing the wounded.
Provisions Are Sent.
Hundreds of survivors were camped
outside the ruined city awaiting transpor
tation to other points. They are being
fed at public expense. Seven carloads of
provisions have been dispatched from
here and Alajuela.
The beautiful peace palace, the gift of
Andrew Carnegie, erected at a cost of
$100,000, was converted into a pile of
debris. Other public buildings met the
Many students at the college of the
(Concluded cm SJ
ERRING WIFE SAID
TO BE IN SEATTLE
FORMER PORTLAND GIRL RUNS
OFF WITH DIAMONDS.
Husband Offers $1000 Reward for
Return, of Woman Who Was
M1S9 Helen. Post.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 6. Mrs. W.
H. Pittman, who ran away from her
home and husband at 202 North East-
lake avenue, April 26. with $18,000 In
diamonds and $1800 In currency in her
possession, and whose husband has of
fered $1000 reward for information
leading to her return. Is reported to be
at the Hotel Butler, Seattle-
Los Angeles police received word to
day that the woman was joined on the
train north by a man of the neighbor
hood, whose name they refused to give
out. Pittman left tonight for the north
In hope of catching his wife at Seattle.
It also developed today that Mrs.
Pittman was formerly Miss Helen Post,
of Portland. Or., daughter of Edward
Post. After completing her schooling
she became Infatuated with art and
became an artistic model, posing- in
Portland and San Francisco.
Believing she had. gone back to her
old life la Bohemia, the police of San
Francisco and Portland had been notl
fled to be on the lookout for her.
Mrs. W. H. Pittman was well-known
In Portland ten years ago as Miss Helen
Post. She was a girl of striking appear
ance and was noted for her various ec
centricities, being generally regarded as
a kleptomaniac She was the daughter
of Edward A. Poet, who was night clerk
at the Belvedere and other hotels. Miss
Post attended the Failing Grammar
School and later went to Pacific Uni
versity at Forest Grove.
She was arrested o none occasion for
stealing, but was discharged, the de
fense setting up that she was not re
sponsible for her actions. She eloped In
1902 with Dudley New, a married man.
and: hes not lived i nPortland since. A
local photographer gained fame by his
picture of Miss Post, posed as a tragedy
queen with a glittering dagger clasped
to her breast.
TRAMP KILLED BY TRAIN
Supposed He Is Stealing Ride, Falls
Off and Is Mangled.
OREGON CITY, Or, May 5. (Spe
cial.) The body of a crippled man,
whose legs had been amputated above
the knees, was found this morning
alongside the tracks of the Southern
Pacific Just' north of Clackamas sta
tion. The hobos who discovered the
body notified J. H. Roadarmel. of
Clackamas, and he telephoned to Cor
oner Holman, who decided no inquest
was necessary. The remains could not
It is supposed the man was stealing
a ride on a train and fell off, strik
ing on the ground and rolling into a
pool of water. There are no marks
of violence on the body and Coroner
Holman believes he was stunned and
drowned. In the pockets was a bottle
of whisky and about $1 in change.
OFFICER FORCED TO SHOOT
Youth Who Attacks Women. Refuses
to Halt at Command.
VANCOUVER, Wash., May 6. (Spe
cial.) Young Hickey is a prisoner in
the hospital ward of the City Jail to
night because he refused to heed the
commands of Constable Thompson. The
officer Bred twice into the air, but
the third shot went lower and shat
tered the lad's wrist.
Thompson had been attracted to the
scene by the shouts of W. C Springer
and John Atkins, who, on alighting
from a streetcar, were appealed to by
two women who pointed to Young
Hickey aa their assailant. On sight
of the men Hickey fled until brought
down by the officer's bullet.
Hickey is an orphan, his father and
mother coming to an unfortunate death
a few years ago, and had but recently
been offered a home with Father Ver
wllinger. L0STINE WILL NOT MOVE
Citizens Deny Intention of Going to
LOSTINEv Or.. May 6. (Special.)
Citizens of this town today s4gned gen
erally a statement denying that they
have any intention of moving their places
of business to the site near the Q. R. &
Among the signers were: M. Crow, S.
P. Crow, a M. Crow, F. W. Fitzpatrlck
and C. A. Fitzpatrick, merchants; 3. L.
McKenzie, druggist; M. K. Bue, hard
ware dealer: F. B. Leonard and W." W.
Kuhn, butchers, and O. F. Mays, real
estate dealer; Anna Nolan. James L.
Ham mack and W. C. Fleener. hotel; H.
J. Martin, liveryman; J. O. Kiddle,
miller; James NT. Wisdom, blacksmith;
George Willett, barber; B. B. and C. H.
Williamson, millinery; George Childers,
Charles -Williamson, draymen.
CAMERA ANGERS JOHNSON
Ex-Mayor, Returning From Europe,
Assaults Newspaper Photographer.
NEW YORK. May 6. Tom L. Johnson,
ex-Mayor of Cleveland, who returned last
night from Europe, had a brief but ex
citing tussle with a newspaper photog
rapher at the pier. The photographer
tried to take a picture of the ex-Mayor
and the flashlight exploded almost in
Mr, Johnson's ear. Angered, he smashed
the photographer's hat over his head
and dashed his camera from his hands..
"I shall stay In New York e. few days
and then go on to Cleveland," said Mr.
Johnson. "I -went away a sick man. I
am a good deal better than I was, al
though I have not recovered entirely."
"Are you out of politics?" he was asked.
"I am, In. politics until I die," was the
GEORGE V IS
RULER OF BRITAIN
Second Son of Edward
Is Now Sovereign.
SAILOR-PRINCE KNOWS REALM
Has Visited Australia, India
TOLD NATION TO WAKE UP
Less Democratic Than Father and
Not as Ardent Lover or Sport, He
Will Calm Down Court Gaiety
Marking Edward's Reign.
IX5NDON, May 6. George Frederick
Ernest Albert, Prince of Wales, who now
becomes. King, is the second son of King
Edward and Queen Alexandra. He was
born at Marlborough House, June 3, 1S65,
17 months after the birth of his oldest
brother, the late Duke of Clarence.
He and his brother entered the navy
together as cadets and spent two years
on the Brittanla. He then started on a
three-year voyage around the world on
the Bacchante. In- 1S32, when his brother
died, he became heir apparent and took
his seat In the House of Lords as Duke
Married Princess of Teck.
Tn May, 1S03, his engagement was an
nounced to Princess Victoria May 'of
Teck and they were married July 16, 1S93.
Six children were born to them: Edward
Albert, Albert Frederick, Victoria Alex
andra, Henry William, George Edward
and John Charles.
The Prince became Duke of Corn
wall when his father took the throne,
and soon after started on a tour of
the colonies. He opened the first Par
liament of the commonwealth of Aus
tralia. In celebration of his safe return he
was entertained by the London cor
poration at Guild Hall on December 5,
1901, on which occasion he delivered
his well-remembered advice to England
to "wake up."
Indian Government Criticised.
In the Fall of 1905 he went to India
and when he returned there was an
other celebration. On this occasion he
said, "the task of governing India will
be made the easier if we on our part
infuse into it a wider element of sym
pathy." His Indian trip was generally re
garded as unsuccessful from a politi
In 190S he visited Canada to attend
the celebration at Quebec and on that
occasion met Vice-President Fair
The Prince is less democratic than
was his father, and does not have such
an ardent love for sports. It has been
predicted, therefore, that after his ac
cession to the throne the court gaiety
that always was a feature during Ed
ward's reign will be less marked.
APACHES ATTACK WOMAN
Prospector With Clubbed Revolver
Makes Rescue Against Odds.
GLOBE, Ariz.. May 6. Drunken
Apaches attacked the ranch of Daniel
Maben. four miles east of Globe, last
night in quest of Maben, who had
killed an Apache several months ago.
Maben is now in the territorial insane
asylum and only his wife and 16-year-old
daughter were at the ranch.
Eugene Barrows, a prospector, res
cued Mrs. Maben and her daughter af
ter a thrilling encounter.
Using his weapon as a club. Barrows
fought his way through the Indians,
who numbered a half dozen. The last
one attacked - him with a knife and
Barrows broke the revolver on his
Barrows and the women succeeded
in reaching the Sixty-Six ranch, a half
mile away, and came into Globe this
CALIFORNIA HAS QUAKE
Vibrations in Southern Part of State
Last Full Minute.
FRESNO, Cal., May 6. A sharp earth
quake shock was felt here shortly be
fore 9 o'clock this morning. The vi
brations lasted for over one minute,
shaking windows and ciusing dishes to
rattle. 'Courthouse employes ran out
of the building and remained outside
until the quake was over.
The shock was felt In Bakersfleld,
Vlsalia and other towns about the same
BERKELEY, Cal., May 6. Earth dis
turbances were recorded by the seismo
graph at the observatory of the Uni
versity of California this morning.
MURDER CLEW IN ARREST
Indian Names Fellow Red Who
Killed California. Sheriff.
LAKEPORT. Cal., May 6. "Andy"
Moore, an Indian, was captured by one
of the Sheriff's posses in the upper lake
region this afternoon and says the Indian
who shot and killed Sheriff George Kemp,
of Lake County, was Lew Augustine.
Trackers are still on the trail and It is
believed there Is good prospect of cap