Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, June 06, 1910, Page 4, Image 4

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State Department to Scrutin
ize Treatment Given and
Act Accordingly.
Plttman May Face Fate Like That
of Groce and Cannon, and Con
suls Are Asked to Make Re
ports Immediately.
"WASHINGTON, D. C. June 6. The
Btate Department has acted promptly
In the case of William Plttman, -an
American engineer, who Is said to have
been captured by the Madriz forces
while operating with the Estrada army.
The following Is a paraphrase of tele
grams sent by the State Department to
day to the American consulates at
Managua and Bluefields and to Com
mander Gilmer of the Paducah:
"There Is a newspaper report from
San Juan del Sur to the effect that
William Plttman, an American citizen,
who Is alleged to have laid mines while
operating with the Estrada forces, has
been made prisoner by the Madriz forces
and Is about to be tried by court-martial.
It Is unnecessary to point out
that this Government will Jealously
scrutinize the treatment accorded him,
which must be humane and regular.
You will immediately make Inquiry
and report to the Department."
Madriz Like Zclaya. '
If any further evidence were needed
to confirm the officials here in their be
lief that Madriz is following closely in
the footsteps of his predecessor, Zelaya,
it is afforded by the case of Pittman.
It is said Pittman possibly may suffer
a. fate similar to that which 1 Tell Groce
and Cannon last November.
What action thir Government w; 1
take depends largoly on the reports
from the United States Consuls at Ma
nagua and Bluefields and from Com
mander Gilmer.
There has been no intimation from
any sources that this Government will
take any precipitate action.
The complete rout of the Madriz
forces is shown by belated telegrams
received by the State Department.
These telegrams confirm the report of
the total defeat of the troops which
have been operating in the neighbor
n -d of P ma, Mca- -.cua.
Madi'iz Armies Destroyed.
All dispatches received during, the
last several i.ays from the eaU coast
of Nicaragua indicate that the Madriz
armies at Bluefields and at - "ama prac
tically have been destroye and that the
end of fighting on the east cor . at
least seims to be in sight.
President Taft Asked to Prevent
Harming of Pittman.
CAMBRIDGE. Mass., June 5. William
P. Pittman is the son of Mrs. Rachael
Plttman. of 178 Spring street, this city.
Tonight, Edwin Pittman,' a brother of
William P. Pittman, in behalf of his
mged mother, sent this message to
President Taft:
"As a mother, grief-stricken over the
news of the danger of my boy, William
P. Pittman, who, the newspapers state,
may be shot for his part in the Nic
araguan revolution, I seek your Inter
ference In his behalf. He has been for
four years in the United States Gov
ernment service in Panama. I only ask
what is my right as a mother, but If
there is anything you can do I implore
you to do it.
William T. Elwell, of Seattle, Hurt
on Sandy Road.
William T. Elwell, a real estate op
erator, residing at 1525 Second street.
West Seattle, was taken to the Good
Samaritan Hospital at 10 o'clock last
night suffering from a compound frac
ture of the left ankle and a number of
painful bruises about his head and body,
caused by leaping from a speeding
automobile into a ditch at a point on
the Sandy Road near .Mount Tabor.
Elwell was one of a party of local
real estate men out for a ride. While
returning to the ?lty near the point of
the accident, the driver of the automo
bile, whose name has not been learned,
lost control of the car. It increased
In momentum until Elwell. terrified,
climbed over the side of the car and
Jumped. He was hurled down a 15
foot embankment and was picked up
by a passing motor and brought to the
city. In the meanwhile the Red Cross
ambulance met the auto bearing the
Injured man at Grand avenue and East
Burnside streets and he was rushed to
the hospital.
Late last night he was still under
an anesthetic. The party which Elwell
accompanied had not been located at
Denies Wife Is Nevada Resident and
Will Fight Bitterly.
RENO. New. June 5. (Special.) The
latest development in the n w famous
McKim divorce suit was manifested
Saturday, when, through Judge James
Glynn, a local attorney appointed by
a New York law firm, the doctor of
Baltimore and New York filed an ap
plication for leave to file a plea in
abatement under special appearance '
take place on June 9, when the hus
band will appear to contest the suit
filed by his wife on April 30.
The contention will be that this
court has no Jurisdiction, for the reason
that Mrs. McKim has not been a bona
fide resident of this state, which Mc
Kim declares he is ready to verify.
This is the first gun fired in what
promises to be a bitterly-fought con
test. Dr. McKim is determined to carry
the fight. If necessary, to the court of
last resort. It Is expected that one of
the New York counsel will arrive here
Kansas Professor Issues Bulletin on
Matrimonial Reform.
TOPEKA. Kan.. June 5. ( Special.)
Farmers know much more of a specific
and reliable nature about preparing
their hogs for the livestock market
than they do about preparing their
eons and daughters for the matrimonial
market. - All these Important matters
are left' to chance and accident because
we have been laboring under the fool
ish delusion that love Is blind and not
to be influenced by instruction or rea
son." This Is the text of an official "score
card on matrimony," issued by -W. A.
McKeever, professor of philosophy at
the Kansas State Agricultural College,
in a bulletin just Issued to farmers of
the state.
As a foundation of matrimonial re
form Which Professor McKeever will
Inaugurate in Kansas, . the qualifica
tions of the young man and young
woman who apply for marriage licenses
should be passed upon by the probate
judge of each county, he says. This
official, he, contends, should be em
powered by state law to hold an ex
amination and inquire Into fitness of
men and women seeking marriage.
Inadequate Streetcar Service to Pro
posed Park Is Ground of Op
position Heard.
East Side improvement clubs threaten
to invoke the' referendum if necessary in
their attempt to defeat the purchase of
Council Crest for a city park. The rea
son they assign for opposing the purchase
is not that it would not make a beauti
ful park, but the lack of transportation
across the river. It is contended that
more nan half the population of Portland
lives east of the river and that there are
not enough bridges to take care of the
traffic should Council Crest be converted
Into a publie park.
East Side objectors pay that if adequate
transportation facilities are provided they
will not oppose the purchase of Council
Crest for a public park, but under pres
ent conditions they propose to fight the
purchase. The matter has been dis
cussed at meetings of Improvement clubs.
No definite policy has been outlined at
any of these meetings, but it is said a.
tentative agreement has been reached
that if negotiations are carried on until
they reach a finality, opposition will be
expressed and, if necessary, a demand
will be made that the purchase be left to
a referendum vote.
An informal discussion of the proposed
purchase of Council Cregt for a park was
held in connection with the meeting of
the North East Side Improvement Asso
ciation Friday night to get the sentiment
of the meeting. There wa wide differ
ence of opinion. M. G. Munly strongly
advocated the purchase of the park and
urged that the East Side should favor the
purchase on the grounds that the spot
ought to be owned by Portland. He point
ed out the great beauty of the place and
said that it was widely known fox scenic
beauty. Visitors coming to Portland,
said Mr Munly, asked to be taken to
Council Crest.
D. L. Povey also declared, that the spot
should be secured for Portland at the
earliest possible moment, before the price
would be boosted still more. Councilman
Menefee said that while he was opposed
to making the purchase, he would not sot
himself up against the wishes of the
VI have always maintained and still
maintain," said Mr. Menefee, "that it is
best and the duty of the city to acquire
e number of smaller tracts for play
grounds in different sections of the city,
where they may be used by the people,
and am opposed to further purchase of
large tracts until these smaller tracts
have been secured for playgrounds for the
people. Alee - we should improve what
we now have."
F. S.- Myers opposed the purchase of
Council Crest on the ground that Port
land already is. heavily bonded and should
not at this time assume any more finan
cial burden?. No motion was made and
the association took no action one way
or another on the proposed purchase.
Story That Husband Squandered Her
Fortune Told, but Talk of
Crime Withheld.
SPOKANE, Wash., June 5. (Special.)
Mrs. Vera Prosser, under arrest at
Libbey, Mont., on a charge of slaying
her husband. Reese Prosser. a Seattle
automobile man, on a Great Northern
train near Libby, maintains steadfast
silence, acting under instructions from
her attorneys. Senator Thomas D. Long
and Montgomery G. Trice. Of matters
other than the crime Itself, however,
tie woman was willing to talk when
She says she had $15,000 when she
was -narried to Prosser but that he had
sqquandered the major portion of this
in high living and had then divorced
her". She was in far better humor today
than at any time since being under ar
rest and said her future was not worry
ing her. 1
She Is confined under . uard at the
Sheriff's residence.
A revolver, evidently the one with
which the shooting was done, was found
in the room occupied by the worran. She
made strenuous objections'" when the
deputy who found It confiscated it.
The woman has relatives In Denver
and Chicago to whom appeals for as
sistance will be made.
Long, her leading counsel, is Se: ator
from Flathead County, and a prominent
member of the bar of Montana, and to
day he declared that the full details
will be brought out and show an en
tirely new aspect.
Physicians Have Little Hope After
Operation New York.
NEW ' YORK, June 5. (Special.) O.
Henry, the famous short story writer,
is lying in a critical eondition in Poly
clinic Hospital on East Thirty-fourth
street. His wife. Mrs. W. S. Porter, for
O. Henry is really William Sidney Por
ter, has been telegraphed for and has
sent word that she left her home at
Whitmeyer. S. C, this afternoon to be
with her husband.
Mr. Porter was operated upon Fri
day night by Dr. Charles Russell Han
cock, and the surgeon states that he
Is most sorry to say that he believes
his patient is in a dangerous condition.
O. Henry's stories of South American
life, more especially his- description of
Latin-American temperament and mor
als, have never been approached by
any other writer.
graphite. 34 coal. 20 copper. T silver. 3
inc. 2 mercury and 39 various.
In the South there la some talk of putting
a heavy tax on da water in order to break
even with the teetotalers.
A recent teat of wireless telephony was
Federal Board of Arbitration
Grants 60 Per Cent of
Increase Demanded.
Scores of Witnesses Testify in
Hearing Regarding Higher Cost
of living Roads Plead They
Cannot Afford It.
CHICAGO. June 5. The Federal arbi
tration board, which has been taking tes
timony in the wage controversy between
27,000 enginemen and 4!J railroads west
of Chicago, handed down a decision late
Saturday In favor of the enginemen.
The arbitration board granted the em
ployes 60 per cent of their demand, for
per cent Increase.
The men Involved are members of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen- and
Enginemen. Under the ruling of the ar
bitration board the wages of the men
vary with the different classes of service.
Following are the increases announced
by the board:
Firemen Main line and branch passen
ger service, increase 15 cents per 100 miles
or less.
Coal Burners Get More.
Foremen Through and irregular freight,
mixed, work, wreck, gravel, helper,
pusher, snowplow and branch serv
ice (except Mallet type engines).
Increase of 15 cents per 100
miles or less, provided that on coal
burning engines firemen in this service
shall receive additional Increase of 15
cents per 100 miles or less. On simple
engines having cylinder 24 inches or over
in diameter and on compound engines
weighing 215,000 pounds or more on driv
ers, firemen shall receive not less
than $3.75 per 100 miles or less, provided
that where a rate is now paid on engines
with cylinders less than 24 inches in
diameter or compound engines weighing
less than 215.000 pounds on drivers. In ex
cess of $3.75 per 100 miles or less, there
shall bo no increase.
Some Exceptions Made.
Firemen Local or freight service, in
crease 25 cents per 100 miles or less, ex
cept on roads having eight-hour day or
12 miles per hour basis.
Firemen On Mallet type engines re
ceive $4 per 100 miles or less in all classes
of service.
Firemen Yard engine increase of 25
cents a day.
Switch engineers and engine dispatchers
Increase of 25 cents a day.
The hearing before the arbitration
board has been on for three weeks. Scores
of witnesses testified regarding the high
cost of living. The railroads opposed the
Increased cost on the grounid that they
could not afford to meet It.
Rainey Accuses McKinlay of Father
ing Speech Written by Wicker
sham in Own Defense.
WASHINGTON. June .5. A lively tilt
between Rainey of Illinois and McKinlay
of California occurred in the House late
today over an accusation by the former
that the latter had inserted In the Con
gressional Record a speech not delivered
on the floor and prepared by Attorney
General Wickersham.
In this speech a defense was made of
the Attorney-General and Henry W. Taft,
brother of the President, against charges
of being attorneys for the sugar trust,
as made by Rainey on April 14.
The charge that Mr. Wickersham had
written his speech was indignantly de
nied by McKinlay, who said he had
gathered the facts and prepared the
document himself.
"I charge here,1' said Rainey, "that
the Attorney-General has not denied that
he received a part of the Immense fee
paid the firm of Strong & Cadwallader
for services for the sugar trust. That
fee, according to this statement in the
record, was $25,500 and he states he and
six other persons received their propor
tionate Interest in it as members of the
Further commenting on the course of
the Attorney-General, Rainey said he
had a letter In his possession written by
Mr. Wickersham in which he said Immu
niyt could not be granted to witnesses
through a Congressional investigation.
In reply to Rainey, McKinlay said he
had inserted his speech in the record
because the Illinois member had at
tempted to show that the President wae
favoring the sugar trust and was not
acting in good faith in the prosecutions
of the trust.
Parsons interposed to say that his
father, John E. Parsons, a sugar trust
official, having denied that he had any
knowledge of the sugar frauds, would
not be indicted.
Hunt Club Has Many Entries and
Procession Will Extend for Miles.
President Cronin, of the Hunt Club, will
direct a horse and carriage parade on
Thursday afternoon that will extend ten
miles. It is said. With the members of
the Hunt Club, gaily caparisoned in
crimson, the members of the Junior Hunt
Club astride their ponies and the 150 en
tries of the Portland Driving Club, this
parade will prove an interesting feature.
Those lovers of the horse who insist
that the day. of his usefulness Is not yet
passed will have strong support In the
hundreds of magnificent animals that
will be ridden and driven j?ast the re
viewing stand.
Floats of Oriental magnificence have
been prepared by the Japanese and Chi
nese colonies. From these floats will be
sent up daylight fireworks and Incense.
The suburban districts will be repre
sented by floats telling of their own par
ticular claims to civic eminence. One dis
trict will use the rose to spell Its name,
another will use the pale yellow of the
Scotch broom to decorate Its entry
Private carriages will be seen n scores.
From the Portland Driving Club alone
there are 150 entries. Every one of these
must be handsomely decorated to entitle
it to a place and the main theme of the
decorations must be flowers.
All the bands of the city - will have
places. Boys' organizations will vie for
the award. Prizes are offered for the
finest entries of all kinds.
Tally-hos, like the staging coaches of
By Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound
Black Duck, Minn. "About a year
ago I wrote you that I was sick and
could not do any of
my housework. My
sickness was called
Retroflexion. "When
I would sit down X
felt as if I could not
fet up. I took
,ydia E. Pinkham's
"Vegetable Com
pound and did just
as you told me and
now I am perfectly
cured, and have a
sBbisr babv bov."
Mrs. Anna Andeesos, Box 19, Black
Duck, Minn.
Consider This Advice.
No woman should submit to a surgi
cal operation, which may mean death,
until she has given Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound, made exclusive
ly from roots and herbs, a fair trial.
This famous medicine for women
has for thirty years proved to be the
most valuable tonic and invigorator of
the female organism. Women resid
ing in almost' every city and town in
the United States bear willing testi
mony to the wonderful virtue of Lydia
E. Pinkham's "Vegetable Compound.
It cures female ills, and creates radi
ant, buoyant female health. If you
are ill, for your own sake as well as
those you love, give it a trial.
Mrs. Pinltbam, at Lynn, Mass.,
invites all sick women to write
her for advice. Her advice is f rae,
and always helpful.
England in the old days, will be driven,
loaded to the rails with women. Children
will drive tiny carriages, drawn by Shet
land ponies. t
Saddle horses driven tandem.
Special horses will show their paces to an
eager crowd. Horses and carts will be
there in scores.
Clowns will do their capers. Unique de
signs of all classes, except that advertis
ing is prohibited, will be seen. The horse
and carriage parade is the one pageant
that will be open to all classes of entries.
There will be few distinctions and all
will be welcome.
Rules Are Announced.
. The following are the rules governing
entries in the horse and carriage parade:
1. Nothing of an advertising character will
be allowed in tha parade unleaa it Is a creation
of flower.
2. No contestant can enter the same horse
or vehicle or float in qprnpetltton for more
than one prize.
3. Each and every contestant for prise honors
will be assigned to a position in the parade
and must be at the point designated by the
parade committee at 1 P. M. sharp.
4. The Judges awarding prizes will review
the pageant in its entirety from the review
stand and mark points of merit which ara to
be compared by the awarding committee.
5. Only entries decorated with natural flow
ers will be eligible to compete for prlsesi
Ten awards are offered in the horse
and carriage parade. They are in the
following classes, both first and second
prizes being trophies:
No. 1 Tally-ho. four or more horses.
No. 2. Carriage and team. "
No. S Special float.
No. 4 Horse and buggy (four wheels).
No. 5 Horse and cart (two wheels).
No. 6 Pony carriage and pair.
No. 7 Pony and cart (four wheels).
No. S Pony and cart (two wheela).
No. 9 Saddle horses tandem.
No. 10 Special feature.
Representatives May Insist on In
terpolation of a Few Points.
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 5. Al
though it came as a surprise to many,
there were numerous indications Satur
day that the Senate and the House
might reach a prompt agreement on
the railroad bill through practical ac
ceptance by the House of the Senate
bill. While there was no certainty
that such would be the case, there
were many straws pointing that way.
This would have the effect of hasten
ing the adjournment of Congress and
members prophesied that with the rail
road bill agreed upon, adjournment
would come within three weeks.
Senators Aldrlch, Crane and Elkins
today conferred with Speaker Cannon
and Representative Mann, of Illinois,
who has charge of the House bill. Mr.
Mann said that as far as he was con
cerned, personally, he would not agree
to the Senate t.111. He said there were
many things in the House measure
which were not in the one adopted
by the-Senate upon which he would
Insist. Also there were some things
In the Senate bill to which he ob
jected. The subject will be called up In the
House next Tuesday when Mr. Mann
ill move non-concurrence and ap
pointment of conferees.
The suggestion that the House ac
cept the Senate amendments to the
railroad bill met with favor at the
hands of the Democratic members of
the House who had the fight against
the measure adopted by the House.
They pointed out that the Senate bill
was a much better one than that passed
by the. House from the1 shippers' stand
point, and if Republican leaders sin
cerely desired a measure which would
benefit the people they could accept
that measure.
Attachment Would Retard Vessel
Also When Speed Is Sought.
WASHINGTON, June 5. Although it
was demonstrated by trial on the bat
tleship Indiana that what is known as
the "ship brake" would undoubtedly
stop a vessel in somewhat less time
than where it was not employed, the
device has been found unsuitable for
naval usage.
The naval board which conducted the
test holds that the brake, which re
gencies a barn door on either side of
the ship, would soon become clogged
with barnacles unless constantly em
ployed. It would also increase the
danger from torpedo attack, be a grave
menace in close evolutions and retard
the speed of the ship.
During Rose Carnival.
The Astoria & Columbia River Railroad
will run a special train to Rainier and
all Intermediate points leaving Portland,
Grand Central Station, 11:00 P. M., Tues
day. Thursday and Saturday of Carnival
4s T.r
The New Piano Method
Proving Very Popular
At the rate members have been joining the Eilers Piano Clubs it will not take
long to dispose of the 510 instruments included in this undertaking.
Each day scores of careful buyers have been attracted by the tremendous sav
ings possible and the heretofore unheard-of low terms of payment. Come in and
see to this today.
The Eilers Club plan is very simple. It is just as though 510 people joined and
then sent to the factories to do the buying one man capable of selecting the best
pianos and securing the best prices and knowing how best, to ship them. But there
are no tedious meetings to attend. You select your piano; we arrange all other
The Club Plan places you in exactly the same position to receive the lowest
prices and advantages obtained by the very largest dealers.
It is based on community of interest on collective or co-operative buying.
In reality it is retailing pianos on a gigantic wholesale basis.
All told, there are 510 strictly brand-new, high-grade, warranted instruments
set aside for club members.
You are not asked to take one style of one particular make on the con
trary, you choose between over two dozen of the most desirable and worthiest
makes in the very latest of case designs, in fanciest of San Domingo Mahogany,
English Burled Walnut and genuine Quartered-Sawed Oak.
If you can pay $5 down and $1 weekly, join Club A, select a $350 piano and
save $113. But come at once. Club A is rapidly being completed.
Club B members secure $450 pianos and save $152.50, on terms of $7.50 down
and $1.25 weekly.
Club C members secure still greater savings terms, $11 down and $1.50
In addition, club members secure free music lessons, free tuning, stool to
match piano, free delivery and free insurance. The club price includes every
thing. A still further reduction is given club members in the form of cash premiums
for all installments they may wish to pay in advance at any time in future, and
also for securing additional club members.
Is it any wonder that Eilers Piand
Clubs from the very first day have
proven such a tremendous success?
We state in all sincerity that such
beautiful and desirable pianos as are
obtainable now on the Club Plan have
never been offered anywhere at such
Wholesale Establishment at Fifteenth and fettygrove Streets
Copyright by Eilers Music House,
Match Made by Correspondence
Does Not Culminate Favorably
to Aged Husband.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. June 5. (Spe
cial.) When Captain N. F. Bolton. S3
years old, veteran of the Mexican and
Civil Wars, today was told that Juds-e
McMaster had awarded his former wife
$1200 in real money, he said: "That
adventuress that I married has
r-u-t-n-e-d me, has ruined me! .Oh,
that I had never met her!"
Mrs. Bolton brought suit for divorce
against Captain Bolton and in the case
It was brought out that he had given
her $940.10 as spending money during
the ten years of their married life.
She testified that her lord and master
did not rise to greet the new day until
the house was warm, especially during
the Winter. She is 20 years his Junior.
The couple first became aware of
each other's presence on earth through
a common friend, and the gallant cap
tain, who was looking for a wife, took
every home
may h&vc&j
inenevv pianoJ
or If. a. week
Scores of your neighbors and friends have al
ready joined one of the Eilers Piano Clubs and t
are now enjoying their fine new piano in their
homes. Ask them about us and these pianos and
this plan.
' '
353 Washington Street, at Park
In accordance with V. B. Copyright Act ot
the liberty to write to her in Mexico.
She answered, as she was looking
for- a husband. In a snort time they
were married and went out on his lit
tle five-acre tract to live, where for
some time they were very happy. When
he began to accuse her of stealing
things from him, she applied for a di
vorce, which was granted this week.
Today Judge McMaster made a divi
sion of the $3600 property, giving the
plaintiff one-third, or $1200. Of this
amounjt $600 in cash is to be paid at
once, and the remainder when certain
securities become due. The captain is
to pay all costs of the case, except her
attorney's fees, which are supposed by
the court to be included in the award
Xurses Get Diplomas.
MARSHFIELD. Or., June 5. (Spe
cial.) Miss Elizabeth Gamble and Miss
Mary J. Wall graduated as nurses after
having taken the course of training at
Mercy Hospital in Xortlr Bend, Gradii-
Piano Club
Economies Re
duce the Price
of 3350
Pianos to Only
Beautiful $450
Styles are
Securable at
a Clean Saving
While the
$550 Pianos
Go for
ridiculously low prices and unheard
of terms of payment. Don't put off
investigating this splendid plan, but
do it now today.
Remember that before night a $5
bill will now put a good piano in your
home on the Club Plan.
March 4. 1909. All rights reserved.
ating exercises, attended by a large
number, were held for the two young
ladies completing the course.
Immediate Deliveries of
1911 CARS
C. A. Eastman, Gen. Mgr.
G. S. Brackett, Secretary.
Sixth, and Madison Streets,
Portland, Or.