Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 11, 1910, Image 1

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VOL. L.-XO. 15,430.
Mask Should Be Torn
Off Leaders, He Says.
Makes Plea for Indorsement of
His Actions.
Men at Helm of Government, He
Says, Ruled by Great Combina
tions of Business Senator
Dolliver Attacks Tariff.
DES MOINES, May 10. Before p re
pressive Republicans here tonight Sen
ator Cummins took occasion to bring out
the standpoint of the insurgents and to
grill the so-called leaders of Congress,
who, he said, are corporation men pure
and simple, and as such are not looking
after the best interests of the country.
Mr. Cummins also expressed the hope
that he would be returned to the Senate
by the Legislature of his State.
Senator Cummins spoke as follows:
Builds His Own Fences.
"Wlille the principal object of my visit
to Iowa is to say a word for others, I do
not pretend to be altogether unselfish.
Although not a candidate for office in
the coming primary, I make no conceal
ment of my hope the next Republican
State Convention will approve my course
in Congress.
"A few weeks ago there was held in
the City of Des Moines a conference of
certain Republicans, and these men or
ganized a campaign with the avowed
object of securing a state convention
that would indorse the Republican Na
tional Administration. The men who
composed the conference are well
known In Iowa.
Unmasking Is Needed.
"I have special reason to know them,
bocause in every fight we have had in
ten years they have been my most per
sistent and determined enemies. It is
not only th right but the duty of the
Republicans of Iowa to declare in clear
and unequivocal terms what they think
of their Senatorse. The only thing to
which I object is the mask which those
men are wearing, and all I Intend to do
tonight with regard to the campaign
so begun is politely to ask them to
remove the mask and to make their
fight in the open.
"I have the highest regard for a fair,
brave fighter, but I do not like the mid
night prowler with his dark lantern and
his jlmmp, who hopes to get off with
his plunder unheard and unseen. If these
men decline my mild invitation to re
move the false face that obscures their
real purpose, I am here to take it off
for them and to eay to the Republicans
of Iowa that the fight they are making
is to get such a convention as will enable
Mr. Aldrich and his crowd to say Senator
Dolliver and my sol f. with the progressive
members of the House delegation, have
been repudiated in our own state."
Leaders Corporation Men.
Mr. Cummins declared the present Re
publicnn leaders are in league with cor
poralinna Ho said:
"I have no hesitancy in naming the
present leaders of the Republican party
in the Congress of the United States. In
the Senate one man stands solitary and
alone and hitherto his word has been law
to that august tribunal. Senator Aldrich
is one of the men of whom I have been
speaking. In the House Mr. Cannon, the
Speaker, has exercised a dominating con
trol, and after him come Payne, Dalzell
and a few others of the eame type.
They look at these vital problems
from the corporate standpoint, and are
always fearful that any step i nthe fur-
ther and better regulation of those over
mastering forces in our commercial life
will destroy business will take away
some of the pronta of the multi-million
Plea for Sympathy Made.
"Every session of Congress will develop
just such differences, and can you wonder
that we, who are marked for disfavor
by the powerful Influences at Washing
ton, should want a Governor in sympathy
with what we are trying to do should
want the whole state government in
harmony with tne progressive movement
for better laws?
"The sooner we realize this division in
the ranks of the Republican party is not
ephemeral, the sooner we appreciate it is
a movement of the people and not merely
to gratity personal ambitions, the sooner
we will become conscious of a great and
everlasting truth."
Dolliver Attacks Tariff.
Analyzing schedule by schedule and
item by item, the Fayne-Aldrich tariff
act. Senator Dolliver. of Iowa, in his
address before the progressive Repub
licans tonisht, declared close scrutiny
showed "so far as the public is con
cerned, the tariff revision carries rates
as high or higher than the Dingley
tariff law on most articles of general
use in their finished condition."
"Most of the reductions," said the
Senator, "were so trivial as to be
ridiculous and were either upon arti
cles we do not import to any extent,
but, on the contrary, export in enormous
quantities, or were further to protect
the manufacturer, especially in reduc
ing the duties on raw materials.
"In fact, a careful scrutiny of tne
particular items changed and the exact
.tConcludd en
High Prices Tempt Hidden Supply
From Upper Lake Ports and
4 1-2-Cent Drop Results.
CHICAGO. May 10. (Special.) May
wheat bumped off 4 cents toward
the close of today's session of the
Board of Trade and the slump resulted
in semi-demoralization in the market
a a whole.
The break was so sudden and) vicious
that it wa impossible to sell even,
a few "fives' on stop-loss order from
J1.14V1 down to J1.1114.
Bulls have been pushing the May
delivery up notch by notch for several
weeks, and eafly today the market Sold
10 cents above the recent low price,
reaching- $1.15.
The immediate cause of the break
was the announcement that several
cargoes of Duluth wheat had been
purchased to come to Chicago by lake.
T. H. Waterman, an Eastern miller
and speculator, is credited with own
ing several million bushels of May
wheat, holding more contracts than can
be delivered from the local stocks, and
today the trade had its first inkling
that the market may not be in full
control of the bull leaders.
Crop Reporis Show Pacific North
west Grain Better.
Washington, May 10. According to
May estimates of the Department of
Agriculture, the Winter wheat crop of
the Pacific Northwest was in better
condition May 1, 1910, than May 1,
1909. Jn Washington and Idaho the con
dition being above the 10-year average.
Reports show that 6 per cent of the
Winter wheat acreage in Oregon has
been abandoned, leaving 476.000 acres
to be harvested. The condition of
this crop is reported at 95, as compared
with 93 last year. The 10-year aver
age for Oregon is 96.
Eight and two-tenths per cent of
the Washington acreage has been aban
doned, leaving 676.000 acres to be har
vested, the condition of the crop on
May 1 is 95, being 2 per cent above
that of last year and 3 per cent above
the 10-year average.
In Idaho 4 per cent of the acreage
has been abandoned, leaving 345,000
acres to be harvested. The condition
of the Idaho Winter wheat on May 1
was 98, against 93 of last year and
95 on the 10-year average.
Lineman Unconscious Three Hours
After Shock, Tct Lives.
COLFAX, Wash., May 10. (Special.)
Alfred Pettepher, aged 34, a Spokane In
land Electric line lineman, received se
vere injuries Monday while grounding
wires for a steam shovel track near Col
fax Fair Grounds.
Pettepher received 1600 volts from a
No. 2 copper wire which came in con
tact with a telephone wire, also a high
tension wire. He was thrown several
feet in the air, fortunately throwing him
clear of the wires, the third finger of
each hand .being badly burned. He was
unconscious for three hours, his life
being saved by gallant and prompt ef
forts of companion linemen.
Fargo College Professor Compares
Values With Those 10 Years Ago.
WASHINGTON. May 10. In an ef
fort to prove that the farmer is not
reaping the benefits of high cost of
foodstuffs, John H. Shepperd, dean of
the North Dakota Agricultural College
at Fargo, testified today before the
special Investigating committee of the
His figures were based on a com
parison of present-day values with 10
years ago. He asserted that while land
had increased in value 150 per cent, the
producing capacity had decreased 20
per cent. The retail prices of agricul
tural machinery had advanced' 19 per
cent and labor 60 per cent.
Finally, Professor Shepperd said
that $1 wheat today was worth no
more than was SO-cent wheat 10 years
Washington Superior Judges, Wear
ers of Black, Get Relief.
OITMPIA, Wash.. May 10. (Spe
clal.) Counties must pay for the black
g-owns the law requires Superior
Judges to "wear is the decision of Su
perior Judgre Shackleford, of Tacoma,
rendered here today at a test suit
brought because of the refusad of
Thurston County Commissioners to pay
for the govns worn by the local Su
perior Court Judge.
Judge Shackleford says gowns must
be paid for Just as stationery or office
supplies of the Judges.
Estrangement of Mr. and Mrs. Minot
Ends at Son's Grave.
MARSHFIELD, Or.. May 10. (Spe
cial.) Attorney Thomas Minto, for
merly of this city ad now of San Fran
cisco, has telegraphed to Marshfield
friends that he and his former wife,
Mrs. Elizabeth Minot, have been mar
ried again.
The -couple were prominent here and
were divorced, but were reconciled last
Saturday at the grave of their son,
Tom Minot. Jr., who was killed by a
streetcar in San, Francisco and. .burled
1 in that city. -
Replies to Aspersions
Are Emphatic.
"Clear-Listing" of Claims
Plainly Justified by Record.
Secretary's Appearance Before Land
Office Made Purely as Accommo
dation Name of Senator
Piles Is Brought In.
WASHINGTON, May 10. Secretary
Balllnger replied with emphasis today
to the aspersions which Attorney Bran
dels sought to cast upon him, in the
course of continued cross-examination.
The Secretary said that his reason for
not calling to the attention of the
President certain rulings which, if sus
tained in law, would have prevented
his appearance before the General Land
Office in the Cunningham case, after
his retirement as Land Commissioner,
was that he did not think there was
any law to justify them.
Friends and Others Equal. t
Ballinger also answered with con
spicuous directness a question whether
he had not "assumed" that the neces
sary examination of the Cunningham
claims had been made by saying: .
"All of your efforts throughout this
hearing have been to besmirch my
character by trying to show some dev
ilish inspiration back of my actions.
The fact that I knew some of these
claimants had nothing to do with my
action. Those who have known me in
every office I have ever held know it
would have made no difference to me
whether they were friends or stran
The committee voted that the answer
was sufficient.
The committee decided to grant the
request of Attorney Brandeis that Os
car Lawler, Assistant Attorney-General
for the Interior Department, be asked
to furnish the original or copies of the
memoranda he prepared for the Presi
dent last September and which Bran
deis has intimated the President fol
lowed in writing his letter vindicating
Balllnger and dismissing L. R. Glavis.
By unanimous vote tne committee re
fused to ask the President for similar
Examination. Nearly Finished.
Attorney Brandeis had almost con
eluded the cross-examination of Bal
linger when the hearing was adjourned
until Thursday. He devoted practl
cally the entire day to the subject of
the "clear listing" of the Cunningham
claims by Commissioner Ballinger,
seeking to show extraordinary haste
had been made to rush the claims to
patent and that Glavis' reiterated pro
tests alone had caused Balllnger to
In the course of an exchange of
amenities between Chairman Nelson
and Attorney Brandeis. one of the wo-
(Concluded on Pagft
The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 64
degrees; minimum, 54 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; westerly winds.
Senator Vammlns speaks at Tes Moines,
defying regulars, and Dolliver denounces
new train. pg 1.
Eastern Senators take issue with Heybum's
statement that "Water competition is fic
tion." Page 2.
Federal judge in Iowa upholds pure food
law.. Page 3.
Ballinger' cross-examination nearly com
pleted. Page 1.
Dr. Hyde on stand all day and defense rests
its case Page 2.
F. Augustus Heinze begins his defense.
Page 3.
"Illinois anti-saloon element declares for
state-wide prohibition. Page 5
Pacific Coast League results: Oakland 5,
ban Francisco 4; Sacramento S, Vernon v.
No game at Los Angeles. Page &
Manager McCredle releases Armbruster and
. Guyn. Page 8 '
Donau. Nashville horse, wins famous Ken
tucky derby. Page 8.
Resolutions pointing out menace In. direct
iegipiaiion axe oiierea oeiore- auio
Grange. Page 1.
Interior Oregon towns make ovation for
Hill nartv. Pftifa 1.
iCogue Kiver Irrigation & Power Company
makes deal of 00,000 for power site.
Page 6.
Gohl case will probably be given to Jury by
jiuuia. rage o.
Commercial and Marine.
Condition of foreign hop crops. Page 21.
Slump In May wheat at Chicago. Page 1.
Sharp bulge in stock prices. Page 111.
Heavy sales of Oregon wool in the EaaL
fage zi.
Big Demand for Oregon lumber from the
cnent. .fage zu.
Portyuid and Vicinity.
Morris case will go to Jury this afternoon.
rage -lz. .
Man who secured pictures through repre
senting nimseir as wun ine uregoman is
fined. Page 13.
Water board decides to put another pipe
une unaer river; contracts let lor main.
Page 14.
Convention of Jewelers will end tonight with
banquet- .Page 14.
Council and O- R. & N". deadlocked over de
mands for Broadway bridge approaches.
Page 9.
Ex-Cashier Scrlber, of La Grande, to ask
jury to believe he's monomaniac Page li
Stevens elected president of United Rail
ways and Improvements are looked for
at once, rage w.
Man who defied census man pays fine.
Page 13.
Bakers Will Buy Bonds of Socialist
Milwaukee City.
MILWAUKEE, Wis.. May 10. (Special.)
It is announced by city officials that
Milwaukee municipal bonds will not go
begging under a Social Democratic ad
minis traiion.
At a meeting in Chicago the executive
board of the International Bakers' Union
decided to buy Milwaukee bonds to the
extent of $200,000 should the need for such
action arise. The bakers, have in their
treasury $200,000 in United States bonds
and these they have decided to sell, giv
ing them that amount of money for Mil
waukee bonds should there be any move
by Eastern bankers to hamper the Social
remocratlc administration.
The International Bakers' Union re
quested all other unions to take similar
action. It is said the brewery workers'
organization, holding nearly $1,000,000 In
United States bonds, will fall in lino on
the proposition.
Mother, Son and Daughter All Mar
ry Simultaneously.
TACOMA. Wash., May 10. (Special.)
Unique in the way of weddings is a
triple one that took place today near
Clear Lake in which a mother, her son
and her daughter were married.
Rev. Ove J. H. Preus, of Our Savior's
Evangelical Lutheran Church, per
formed the triple ceremony at the
home of Mrs. Brlta Erlckson, one of
the brides. Mrs. Erlckson was mar
ried to Andrew V. Ledford. Her daugh
ter, Maria Sophia Wicktorla Erlckson,
was married to Otto John Wrickland, of
Douglas City. Alaska.
Spirited Debate Is On
in State Grange.
Many DelegatesWill Support
Resolution Before Body.
Four-Day Convention Promises to
Show Change of Attitude on Po
litical Situation in Oregon.
State-Owned Roads Opposed.
OREGON CITY, Or., May 10. (Spe
ciaL) Resolutions which allude to the
initiative ami referendum, in its
present status, as dangerous to the
best interests of the state threaten ex
ended debates in the S2d annual ses-1
sion of the Oregon State Grange, which
convened in the Clackamas County
courthouse in this city this morning.
The convention will continue four
Pomona Grange, of Union County,
Introduced the resolution which threat
ens heated discussion, and among other
things the Union County delegates are
strongly opposed to state owershtp of
railroads and ask that the State
Grange take action to defeat the con
stitutional amendment submitted by
the last Legislature.
Political Activity Opposed.
Austin T. Buxton, state master, in
his annual address, opposes too active
a participation in political issues. He
also opposes the call for a constitu
tional convention, saying the move
ment is supported chiefly by those op
posed to direct legislation. Mr. Bux
ton says while he has advocated a few
changes in the operation of the present
system of direct legislation, "the prin
ciple itself is worth far too much for
the people to take any chances on its
overthrow or its serious impairment.
"Constitutional amendments are fre
quently made to hang uncertainly over
the people, amendments tnreatening tne
business stability of the state and creat
ing a feeling of uncertainty as to business
relations and conditions, and
"Wihereas, we believe adequate remedy
would be found in making more difficult
for such initiative and referendum action
to be enacted into law.
"Therefore, be it resolved by Union
County Pomona Grange that 60 per cent
of the entire vote cast at such election
should be required to amend the, consti
tution, and we believe it imperative that
the State Grange should take action to
bring such about.
Public Reception Tendered.
A public reception was tendered the
members this evening at Shivejy's opera
house. Dr. W. E. Carl, Mayor of the
city, welcomed the visitors in an address
which was responded to by State Lec
turer Johnson. A. set programme fol
lowed in which the Oregon City High
School Glee Club took a prominent part.
Election of officers will take place to
morrow at 2 o'clock. Considerable in
( Concluded on Page 7.)
Kentucklan Says New Yorker Has
Pursued Him With Money Offers
and Expresses Contempt.
LOUISVILLE, Ky May 10. (Spe
cial.) Commenting on the suits filed
by W. R. Hearst against the Courier
Journal and Mr. Watterson personally
for the publication of the speech of
Mayor Gaynor, of New York, at the
Associated Press banquet, Henry Wat
terson says:
"It is given out that Mr. Hearst will
personally come to Kentucky to direct
and conduct the suits against us. We
sincerely hope that this will prove to
be true. In that event we shall try to
make his sojourn interesting. If he
will agree to take the stand and answer
under oath certain interrogatives which
the attorney of the Courier-Journal is
prepared to ask him, not only will this
nterest be augmented, but the Courier-
Journal Company will agree to pay him
double the amount of whatever judg
ment he may obtain.
'Touching his individual action
against the editor of the Courier-Jour
nal, Mr. Watterson has merely to say
that he will always consider himself
as Increasing in honor the further he
diverges from Mr. Hearst. Having for
years pursued Mr. Watterson with pre
posterous and offensive money offers,
Mr. Hearst adopts the rather novel re
venge of. accusing him before a court
of law of that which he would not
dare to utter face to face and man to
'Mr. Watterson is nearing the Close
of a long and active life without hav
ing ever been personally party to any
litigation or any kind of suit or action
at law and. whilst Mr. Hearst', urn
ceedingmay annoy, it cannot injure or
embarrass him."
Husband Objects to Affinity-Look-
ing-Glass Flirtation and Sues.
ALBANY, Or.. Mav 10. rKnenlnl 1
That his wife used a looking-glass to
flash sunlight from their home, on the
hilltop to an admirer who resided in
the valley below as a signal for secret
meetings, was a statement made hv w.
A. Allen in the State Circuit Court
nere yesterday. He said that when, he
lett home his wife flashed this signa
to ner arnnity" and he came up the
hill to see her.
The secret visits continued. Allen
testified, until October, 1905, and then
the two left their respective homes
near Brownsville simultaneously and
are now reported to be livine- as man
and wife in Idaho. Allen accordingly
sued tor divorce and Judge Galloway
granted the decree. They were mar
ried in Brownsville, November 14, 1892.
Daisy Garrotte was granted a di
vorce from Edward F. Garrotte, who is
now incarcerated in the Oregon State
Penitentiary. They were married in
Albany Sptember 26, 1906. and Gar
rotte was sent to the state prison from
Crook County in May, 1909, to serve
two years for burglary.
A divorce was granted to Cecelia
Holmes from Harry Holmes, to whom
she was married in Albany March 19,
1905, and who, she testified, deserted
her in Portland in July, 1907. Only
one divorce case which went to trial
is that of Veleria Richardson vs. James
A Richardson, who resides in Scio,
and is one of the most prominent men
in that part of the county.
Taft Promises, It Is Said, to Urge
Further Tariff Reductions.
WASHINGTON, May 10. Following a
visit of Representative Cooper, of Wis
consin, one of the Insurgents of the
House, to President Taft's office to
day, the report gained currency that
through the proposed increase in the
powers of the new tariff board some
of the most serious differences between
the Republican regulars and insurgents
may be healed.
It was reported also that a strong
factor in the Republican Congressional
campaign this Fall may be declarations
by the President that if the investiga
tions of the tariff board show that
further reductions in the tariff are pos
sible and compatible with a fair profit
to the American manufacturer, he will
strongly urge further revision by Con
Station Agent Declares Woman Took
Money to Aid Other Man.
SOUTH BEND, Wash., May 10. (Spe
cial.) For some time past Walter
Griffis, station agent at Lebam, has
been missing small sums of money,
which he has made good to the com
pany. He was robbed of $35- Friday
and has accused his wife of taking it
and giving it to a man named Moore.
Griffis alleges that his wife has con
fessed. Moore was arrested In Dryad and Is
in jail here, and a warrant has been
issued for Mrs. Griffis.
Vessel, Launched at Panama, Unique
In Marine Architecture.
WASHINGTON, May 10k It will puzzle
most people to know that a boat built
of concrete will not only float, but has
a greater carrying capacity, is more dur
able and even lighter than a strongly
constructed wooden boat.
The Panama Canal Commission has Just
launched on the banks of the Panama
Canal a big barge built of reinforced
concrete which weighs 60,000 pounds, and
two others will be soon finished. These
vessels, it is said, ale practically in
destructible - .
Interior Towns Extend
Warm Welcome.
Great Northern President Asks
i. . Many Questions.
"From What I Have Seen, Town
Should Have Railroad," Says
Louis AV. Hill 160 Miles Cov-
red In Two Days by Autos.
PRINEVILLE, Or., May 7. (Staff
Correspondence.) It is a whirlwind
tour of Central Oregon that President
Louis W. Hill, of the Great Northern
Railway, is making, judging from the
first two days of the journey, yet
withall it is a painstaking investiga
tion of the resources of the interior.
Already every member of the party is
an avowed Oregon enthusiast.
Mr. Hill is endeavoring to see as
much as possible of a country as large
as New England in two weeks time.
For carrying the seven members of the
party over the state lour high-powered
automobiles are in service, one of which
is utilized as an emergency, car. If one
automobile becomes disabled it is left
for repairs, with instructions to catch
up if possible, while the others proceed
on their way.
Five Towns Visited.
In the two days that have passed
since goodbye was bidden to Shaniko,
Mr. Hill has visited five towns, deliv
ered five speeches and attended three
more or less public banquets in addition
to private entertainments. The journey
in the two days covered about 160
miles by automobile, and included
many -stops ior the purpose of taking
photographs, and asking questions con
cerning the products of the district.
Owing to the delay caused by bad
roads out of Shaniko, some changes In
the Itinerary have been made, but in
the order named the. party has visited
Madras, Prtneville, Bend, Laidlaw and
Redmond, returning Sunday evening to
Prineville to spend the night before
proceeding to Burns.
Prineville Hopes for Road.
At no place along the route has Mr.
Hill's visit created so much interest as
at Prineville. This, the present metropo
lis and the county seat of Crook Coun
ty, Is 20 miles off the main line of the
Oregon Trunk line, and with the rail
road so near their door the people of
Prineville have set their . hearts upon
at least a branch, if not a main east-and-west
trunk line across the state.
At a banquet given at the Hotel
Prineville, Saturday night, Mr. Hill was
asked practically point blank if the
Oregon Trunk line would be extended
up. the Crooked River Valley to this
Hill Expects to See liine Built.
"To answer you frankly," he said In
the course of his remarks, "I don't
know. We are here looking over the
country to ascertain what it offers to
Justify railroad development. We can
only hope to gain a general idea of
where railroad extensions will be justi
fied, and when once this is decided our
engineers must be placed in the field
to determine feasible routes. But from
what I have seen of Prineville and your
valley I can say that it seems to me
that Prineville must sooner or later
have a railroad."
Up to tonight, Mr. Hill's jouriey has
been a real ovation. At Madras, which
was reached about 1:30 P. M. Saturday,
a banquet had been spread in a hall
and was attended by 100 citizens of
the town, whose wives and daughters
Why Hill Entered Oregon.
In speaking at the banquet Mr. Hill
said that James J. Hill had been in
duced to enter the Central Oregon
field largely through the representa
tions of what the country contained
made to him from time to time by
William Hanley, of Burns; Harvey W.
Scott and The Portland Oregonian.
The stop at Madras was only long
enough for dinner and for the repre
sentatives of the immigration department
of the Great Northern to secure desired
information that would enable them to
talk and lecture intelligently concerning
the country.
Ten miles from Prineville the party was
met by Mayor B. F. Stuart, J. N. Wil
liamson and several others in an automo
bile, which carried a flying banner on
which was printed in large letters "Prine
ville Welcomes H11L" At the edge of the
town 12 or IS automobiles carrying sim
ilar banners and flags and loaded with
waving and cheering people had formed
a lane by the roadside and formed in
line behind the cars carrying the Hill
party. Earlier In the day handbills had
been circulated in town announcing the
time of arrival and it seemed as if every
man, woman and child in Prineville was
on the street to welcome the visitors.
Rich Tablelands Seen.
Here, in this town of 1600 population, 65
miles from a railroad, a banquet was
served which even Included raw Toke
Point oysters and fresh strawberries
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