Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, June 07, 1910, Image 1

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    VOL,. Li. NO. 15,453.
LOSSES $2,000,000
Joy of Life Everything
Is Portland's Now.
"'Spirit of West" Pageant Will
Delight Crowds Tonight.
Rose Show Is to Open Today, While
Young Women Will Pelt Pedes
trians With Flower That
Crowns City's Carnival.
IO A. M. Peninsula rosa train of
.fx car. reaches down-town streets.
One million roses will be scattered
broadcast. Peninsula band, Penin
sula Rose Queen and. her maids will -all
take part.
11:30 A. M. Peninsula women will
open rose stand at Union Depot and
will present all travelers with but
tonhole bouquets of roses.
2 P. M. Annual exhibition of Port
land Rose Society opens at the Ar
mory, Tenth and Davis streets.
-7:30 P. M. Massed union bands
will parade Court of Honor, on Sixth
8:30 P. M. "Spirit of the Golden
West" parade starts from Twelfth
and Morr'.son streets.
His Majesty, Rex Oregonus, has come
into his kingdom and thousands and
thousands of his enthusiastic subjects
are rejoicing. The carnival spirit Is in
the air.
Thousands of cheering people yesterday
welcomed the merry monarch. Today he
is mixing unknown with his subjects.
' endeavoring to. infuse them with ' the
same spirit of revelry that animates him
self. For he is a jolly old king this Rex
Oregonus. He is only happy when oth
ers are happy and that Is why yester
day he made a special appeal to the
weather man to send out sun and bright
ness, that there might not be a spot to
mar his reign.
His reign is only too brief. Five days
more will his majesty have at his dis
posal and in those few days it behooves
everyone to follow his kingly behetsts.
They are few.
eB Merry, Says King.
Be merry and happy, is the first. Wear
a. rosebud, is the second. Endeavor to
infuse your neighbor with the carnival
spirit, is the third. If these instructions
are followed. His Most Gracious Majesty
guarantees all of his loyal subjects and
vassals as kingly a time as the monarch
will himself enjoy.
Portland rose enthusiasts enthuse their
friends and in what way they inoculate
the germ of joyousness Into the hun
dreds of thousands of visitors.
Just how important this is may be
leathered from some of the conserva
tive estimates. That 75.000 strangers
were strolling- about the downtown
streets seemed to be generally admitted
yesterday, and the rush had not, in
reality, begun. Thousands will arrive
this- morning and all day. Many thous
ands are due from'Puget Sound and,
taking into consideration the travelers
from the East, who are Just beginning
to arrive In Portland, the most mod
erate estimate that can be made of
the crowds that will watch the "Spirit
of the Golden West" pageant tonight
Is that 350.000 or 375,000 people will
comprise the turnout.
Neighbors Vie With Each Other.
The Rose Festival has gendered in
Portland a spirit of rivalry and a de
sire to emulate the achievements of
one's neighbors. In the decorations
that cover eevry building, this has
been publicly manifested. Who saw
the brilliant feast of lanters last night,
when at one snap of a button there
flashed hundreds of thousands of dec
oratlve lights placed at street corners.
on the tops of buildings, on the walls
of houses and almost everywhere,
could doubt the whole-hearted nature
of the spirit of good-Iellowship that
has taken root in the bosom of every
Portland resident.
The very turning on of the lights
seemed as an electric spark in the
crowds, as the exclamations of delight
and bewilderment fell from the lips of
thousands and could be heard clearly
above the sounds' of the crowded streets.
Here flags fluttered in the breeze a
the lights flashed on and off; here a
rose. every petal clearly outlined,
burned above the throng; there a hand
ful of roses Beemed to be tossed up in
the air. as the red and white and green
lights shaded together.
Monster rosebuds of electric light
shone at the street Intersections, ap
parently suspended Dy ropes of light.
Japanese lanterns, brighter than Jap
anese lanterns ever were before, glim
mered in long lines In a way never
equalled in Tokio.
It was a feast of light electricity
harnessed to the festival spirit.
Horns were blown; many people car
rled pennants that they lashed about.
. ACoacluU.d oa Pag 14.
Y. M. C. A. and Public Schools Unite
on Plan to Reduce Death
Toll by Drowning.
CHICAGO. June 6. (Special.) With
statistics showing 4000 persons are
drowned in the United States every
year, authorities of the Chicago T. M.
C. A. and Chicago public schools' today
united in a movement to teach every
school child in Chicago to swim.
Work will be begun at the Wilson
avenue Y. M. C. A. with classes from
eight North Side schools. Mrs Ella
Flagg-Toung, Superintendent of
Schools, said today she hoped to make
this the start of a plan that eventually
will make commodious swimming pools
part of the equipment of the normal
school and every Chicago High school
and place instructions in swimming in
the regular curriculum of the public
Only boys who bring written notes
of consent from their parents will be
allowed to join the classes, which will
be in charge of an expert swimmer.
Classes will last all Summer and the
privilege is open to nearly 3000 boys.
Wives of Army Officers Do Not Like
Greased Roads at Vancouver.
June 6. (Special.) Wives of officers sta
tioned here are much disgusted and Ill
humored because the roads in and about
the post have been given a thick coat
ing of oil, to lay the dust and put them
in prime condition.
The protests of the fair ones com
menced when their blue-coated, gold
braided better halves began tracking oil
over their choice rugs. The oil has not
yet soaked well into the ground and
forms a sticky, greasy coating on the bot
toms of shoes. This coating, transferred
to the carpets and rugs In the barracks,
practically refuses to be washed out.
Not only have the housewives com
plained aboot the oiled roads (although
everyone appreciates the improvement at
heart), but Captain H. E. Knight is
after certain officers of the post for a
new rug. Some of them spoiled the floor
covering In his office with their oily
Judge Raises Plaintiff's Hopes Only
to Dash Them Rudely.
SEATTLE, Wash., June 6. (Special.)
That John R. Mclntyre was a partner
of Captain E. W. Johnston in the
ownership of the "pup" boat that was1
traded for claim No. S on Cooper Gulch,
Nome mining district, which, since
1906, has yielded f 1.600,000 in gold, was
the decision of Judge Pro Tempore R.
H. Lindsay today, but he qualified it by
adding that Mr. Mclntyre was guilty of
negligence in sleeping on his rights
in the partnership until the statute of
limitations had run against him.
The plaintiff listened to the deci
sion under the impression that he had
won his case, until Judge Lindsay's
important closing words, which dis
qualified hi mfrora maintaining such a
suit. Then he asked his attorneys, Wil-
mon Tucker and Jay C. Allen, to take)
an appeal from the court's decision to
the Supreme Court.
Testimony in Suit Heard in Indiana
Arouses Neighborhood.
LAGRANGE, Ind., June 6. (Spceial.)
Amanda Lower, aged 2, was today
granted divorce from Jacob N. Lower,
aged 64, after a large number of wit
nesses had been called and the neighbor
hood aroused by sensational stories which
had been circulated by the husband, as
charged by the wife.
The principals and witnesses' are all
deaf mutes. Lower Is a wealthy farmer,
living south of this city. In his cross
complaint, he charged his wife with
having an irritable temper; that she
would get mad and break dishes. The
wife charged her husband had been
cruel and Inhuman in his treatment of
her and that he had charged her with
wrongdoing and had circulated stories
reflecting on her good name.
They were married In 1S30 and have no
Oregonian-Hcrald Expedition Near,
ing Mount McKinley.
SEWARD, Alaska. June 6. Word was
received here today that the New Tork
Herald-Portland Oregonian Mount McKin
ley expedition reached Chulitna May 29
and the Parker-Brpwn expedition May 3a
The Chulitna River is a tributary of the
Susitna. Both parties are followoing the
route Dr. Cook claims to have, taken.
The snow in the hills is deep and the ex
peditions are being retarded by the late
ness of the season.
Montana Boy Falls on Blades and
Dies Instantly.
DILLON, Mont.. June 6. (Special.)
While swinging by his arm from the
limb of a tree. Frank Harkness, aged
12. struck the point of a pair of sheep
shears, hung on a nail in the tree with
the blades outward, the steel piercing
the boy's heart and instantly killing
him. -
Minnesota Senator
Wants Alaska Opened.
Solon Doesn't Criticise Taft
or Roosevelt's Acts.
Sharp Debate Arises in Senate Over
Public Land Entry Measure.
Lumber King "Out-Herods
Herod," Says Legislator.
WASHINGTON. D. C, June 6. De
claring that Alaska had been placed in
a "strait-Jacket" because of the with
drawals of the public lands, Nelson to
day sharply criticised the policy of
conservation as practiced in that ter
ritory. The Minnesota Senator was discuss
ing In the Senate the bill authorizing
the President to withdraw from entry
public lands for public purposes, which
he advocated. The measure Is one of
a series of Administration conservation
bills and was taken up on motion of
Senator Smoot.
Nelson's declaration attracted special
attention because he is chairman of
the Balllnger-Ftnchot committee and
also of the public lands committee of
the Senate. He said it should be under
stood that he did not mean to criticise
the present Administration or the pre
ceding one. He added he thought Con
gress was as much to blame as anyone.
Wyoming Senator Criticises.
Nelson's address followed the speech
made by Clark, of Wyoming, sharply
criticising the bill.
The Wyoming Senator contended that
the bill would confer an authority en
tirely too wide, as it would supply a
legislative interpretation of the words
"public purpose" far more comprehen
sive than ever had been given them.
He presented an amendment restricting
the phrase to the ordinary acceptance
of its meaning.
- Clark contended that the President
never had authority for the suspension
of the public land laws. He believed
there should be some legislation giv
ing such authority, but he would have
It properly limited.
Advocating the passage of the bill as
reported. Kelson contended that it im
posed a restriction instead of granting
new authority. Never had the Presi
dent's right to withdraw the public
lands been questioned, he said, until
exception was taken to the excessive
withdrawals made by Secretary Gar
field during the last months of Presi
dent Roosevelt's administration.
Justification Found in Law.
Nelson found justification in the ex
isting law for the withdrawal of pub
lic lands from entry. However, he fa
vored conservative action on the part
of the Executive In depriving the coun
try to avail itseir of its resources. He
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More Grace and Less Motion Is
Teachers' New Notion; Glide,
as It Were.
CHICAGO, June 6. (Special.) It
won't be proper after the United Pro
fessional Teachers of " Dancing get
through holding their convention at
the Great Northern Hotel to speak of
"tripping the light fantastic toe." That
sort of thing will have gone out of
fashion. There won't be anything for
the light fantastic toe to trip over.
The reason for this lies in the fact
that Professor J. C Bush, of Connors
vllle, Ind., has invented and intends to
popularize through the convention the
very latest thing in dances, namely,
the "Dans de 1' Aviator." That isn't
exactly Indiananese, but it is what the
professor calls it. Free translation, he
Bays, would - be -"Aviator's Dance,"
"Airship Glide," or "Balloon Float." -
"It's this way," said the professor
today, "people hop too much; they
ought to glide. They wiggle, too, fre
quently; they ought to float. They
work themselves into a sweat; they
ought to take it coolly and . aviate.
"There's to be no skipping in this
dance, no hopping,, no galloping," an
nounced the professor.
Many Small Robberies Committed in
Lodging Houses.
Much petty thievery is reported, to the
police with the opening of the Rose
Festival, and It is believed that a large
number of thieves and confidence men
has been attracted to the city by the
big show.
Archie Tibbets, of 230 Yamhill street,
reports lost or stolen from his room a 3
karat opal valued at $50.
John Harmon, of Klamath Falls, noti
fied the detective bureau yesterday that
he rented a room Sunday night and lost
from it during the night the sum of $50.
He accuses J. F. Walsh of having taken
the money.
Charles Farnsworth, of Sheridan, re
ports that he lost a watch from his room
at First and Oak streets Sunday night.
He accuses Tom Schwartz of having
taken it. Schwartz was arrested by De
tectives Tichenor and Stowell yesterday.
Mrs. A. T. Lewis, of 3S5V4 Sixth street,
lost a double neck-chain with a heart
locket set with chip diamonds and a
garnet. She believes that it was stolen.
Miss Evelyn LeRoy had stolen from
the Glen wood 'Hotel. Second and Salmon
streets, a large - number of stiver toilet
articles, sliver tableware and clothing.
Two stick-pins, one set with 15 small
diamonds and the other with rubies, and
a necklace were stolen from the rooms
of Lee Wolf at 340 Tenth street.
Says Dalzell Men Counted Him Out
and Causes Arrest.
PITTSBURG. June 6. Dr. R. J. Black,
who opposed Congressman John Dalzell
in the 13th district at the primary elec
tion Saturday and refuses to admiL de
feat, brought action today in an Alder
man's court against Harry Evans, an elc-
tion judge, charging him with having
counted the ballots for Dalzell when
they were marked for Black. While the
vote was being tabulated In the County
Commissioners' office today, Dr. Black
"From what I see and hear from pre
cincts throughout the district. I think I
have been nominated by a majority of
1000. I have been generally cheated
throughout the district."
The District Attorney's office has
Btarted an investigation.
Taft Gets Promise
From Presidents.
Railroads Will Withhold Action
Until New Law Is in Force.
Interstate Commerce Commission
Will Then Have Chance to Super-
vise Rate Increases Purpose
of Injunction Suit Gained.
WASHINGTON, June . A complete
agreement between the Government and
the recently-enjoined railroads of the
Western Trunk Line Association was
reached at the conclusion of a confer
ence which lasted more than three
hours today.
The railroads agreed to withdraw all
rate Increases to be effective on and
after June 1 and to file no more In
creases until the bill in Congress that
gives the Interstate Commerce Com
mission power to investigate and sus
pend increases becomes a law and in
President Tafe Wins.
President Taft thereupon stated that
the Administration's purpose in bring
ing the injunction suits had been ac
complished, and that the suit would be
discontinued. The discontinuance will
not be entered, however, until after
the new railroad law is signed.
The belief was expressed tonight that
all the other railroads of the country
that have filed increased rates or have
such a plan under consideration, will
abide by the agreement reached today
with the 24 railroads named as de
fendants in the Hannibal suit.
Further Agreement Predicted.
At the conference at the White
House tomorrow, in which President
Brown, of the New Tork Central, Pres
ident McCrea, of the Pennsylvania, and
other officials representing roads in
the Eastern and Central territory will
participate, it is expected that the rail
road men will come to hold up the pro
posed increases until after the new law
becomes effective.
Everyone connected with today's con
ference seemed gratified with the out
come. All that President Taft has de
sired Is that the Interstate Commerce
Commission have authority to investl
gate the interstate rate increases to de
termine whether they are justified by
conditions and Are Just to the shippers.
This power is to be conferred under
the new law.
Square Deal Assured Roads.
The railroads, on the other hand, it is
pointed out, are to be relieved of em
barrassing litigation, are assured of I
"square : deal" when their case is pre
sented to the Interstate Commerce Com
mission and are free to resume contracts
for improvements and extensions which
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Suits Against Four ex-Officials and
Big Manufacturers Filed by
Illinois Central.
CHICAGO, June 6. Charging that it
has been defrauded out of about $2,000,
000 on repair work for four years, the
Illinois Central Railroad Company filed
suit for an accounting against four of
its ex-officials in the Circuit Court here
today. ,
The railroad company's bill, which al
leges conspiracy to defraud, names the
following members of the "graft ring"
for four years:
Orland S. Keath, ex-superintendent of
transportation; Joseph E. Buker, ex
assistant superintendent of the car ma
chinery; William Renshaw, ex-superintendent
of machinery; John M. Taylor,
ex-general storekeeper.
In connection with these charges
against its ex-officials, the Illinois Cen
tral Railroad declares in its bill that
six big manufacturing concerns profited
In alleged over-charges on car repair
work to the approximate amount of
The action follows months of investi
gation by the railroad company and nu
merous rumors of an alleged "graft"
ring in the Illinois Central Railroad.
The defendants are alleged to have
represented to the corporation that the
company's repair work could be done
more cheaply by Independent concerns
than at the railroad's own shops.
In thesult filed against the American
Car & Equipment Company, Judge
Walker at once Issued an injunction re
straining the car concern from bringing
any suits to collect from the Illinois
Central amounts alleged to be due.
Unique Production Attracts Thou
sands of Portland Guests.
When the Rose Festival arrives each
year a climbing pear tree In front of
Architect Otto Klecman's office, 30 Grand
avenue North, blossoms out boldly. Even-
year the roses, for the- tree produces as)
a result of grafting, are of different
color, and yesterday morning the tree
appeared witn a variety of colored roses.
some being green, palo red and yellow,
but on the whole very unique and beau
tiful. Mr. Kleemann . attributes the
change in color to the peculiar spraying
siurr ne uses to get rid of insects.
This year the roses are unusually large
and healthy, and attract the attention of
every, passerby. People in the observa
tion .touring oars are struck with this tree
in full bloom. People who had seen the
tree every day were a little astonished
to see it in fullbloom yesterday after a
rest of a year. Strangers stopped to
admire the tree and discuss the spectacle
of a tree bearing roses. It certainly is
one or the attractive decorations on
Grand avenue and no one who visits
Portland should fail to see Mr. Klee
mann's pear tree in bloom.
Machinists Gain In Numbers and
Confident of Winning.
Twenty-five men joined the ranks of the
striking machinists and two of the
smaller shops decided to accept the de
mands of the union, and signed up, yes
Thus far, no strikebreakers have been
imported and it is not thought that a
move of this kind will be made by the
employers. It is said to be hard for em
ployers to get skilled mechanics to re
place the strikers and it is thought that
the only policy that can be pursued is to
close the shops for an indefinite period.
The strikers believe the companies will
not care to meet the expense of a long
tie up, ana tnat tney nave already won.
"We have i been misrepresented as
favoring a closed shop policy," said
Business Agent Carlson yesterday. ' "We
are in favor of an open shop and we
shall not oppose the importation of non
union machinists. hat we do oppose
Is the complete abolition of the union
which the companies are trying to ac
Marriage License Bureau Shares in
Rush of Carnival Trade.
Cupid Noonan had to call in his as
sistant, Wilde, yesterday afternoon, the
marriage business at the Courthouse
was so heavy.
Licenses for 23 couples were obtained
on the first day of the Rose Carnival.
One after another the prospective
bridegrooms, each with a witness to
swear that the bride-to-be was of le
gal age and that she was not already
married, appeared at the license coun
ter, and paid the customary fee of J3
for permission from the state to wed.
St. Louis Couple Out- Today Man
Won't Be Prosecuted.
' ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 6. Dr. Loren
E. Doxey, who, with his wife, Mrs.
Dora E. Doxey, was accused of the mur
der of William J. Erder, will be set at
liberty tomorrow.
Circuit Attorney Jones announced to
night that he will nolle the case. Since
Mrs. Doxey has been acqulted, he said,
it Is useless to attempt to convict the
Unknown Assassin Takes Life as
Victim Sleeps.
LEXINGTON, Ky, June 6. Mrs. Al
fred Mcintosh, of Lee County, was
assassinated as she slept last night.
Her body, with a bullet through, the
head, was fqund, this morning.
Miss Sunol anc
Lintel Found L
Thrashing of Wheels in Water
Reveals Their Fate.
They Attempt Too Late to Ix .,
Car Leaves Bridge One Is ii
California Pioneer, Other ?".
ed Authoress and Llnguh ,
SAN JOSE. Cal., June 6 (Spt. ;
Pinned under an overturned automobile
in the Penetentia Creek, in Alum pirv
Canyon, the bodies of Miss Doroles Sunol.
memoer or a wealthy pioneer family of
this city, and her cousin, Mrs. Frances
Sunol Lintel, of Eureka, author and lin
guist, were discovered shortly before I
o'clock this afternoon.
The machine had skidded on the edge
of a bridge, crashed through a fence,
turned over once in the fAr and landed
upside down ten feet below in six inches
of water, running over Immense boulders.
An examination of the bodies tonight
seems to indicate that Miss Sunol was
drowned and that Mrs. Lintel was crushed
to death .There were not witnesses to the:
Bodies Found by Chance.
The ladies, driving an electric run
about, were observed to leave the Pa
goda at the park about 4:20 o'clock and
probably arrived at the point where
the accident occurred five minutes
later. Twenty minutes after they left
the buildings in the park for their
home, rD. Richards, of San Francisco,
and his father left the bathhouse, also
in an electric, driving over the same
road that the ladies had taken. Cross
ing the bridge a mile below the bath
house, they were attracted by the
whirr of automobile wheels thrashing
in the water of the creek, and, look
ing down, discovered the wreck.
Dr. Richards Jumped out of his ma
chine and, clambering over the rocks,
quickly reached the scene. He soon
ascertained that both women were
dead and sent his father back to the
bathhouse to summon aid. Several men
were summoned from the park and
several more from the camp, a short
distance below the scene of the acci
dent. A half hour after the discovery
was made the automobile was lifted
partially and the bodies released..
Several Theories Advanced.
There are several theories for the
cause of the accident, the most plaus
ible being that the machine was coast
ing rapidly when crossing the struc
ture, a sharp turn being necessary. The
machine started to skid, tearing rough
tracks in the roadway. Escaping the
inner bank, the machine headed directly
for the fence, skidding a half-circle.
Judging from the position of the
bodies', the two women had aterapted
to leap from the car when it struck the
railing, but did not have time.
Unusual Procedure Taken in Chi
nesc Action at Astoria.
ASTORIA, Or., June 6. An examina
tion was held today before Immigra
tion Inspector Benham as to the right
of Go Nung to be in this country. It
is said he was smuggled into Seattle
last Summer on the steamer Minnesota.
The defense was that the Chinaman
is an entirely different one from whom
the Government officials believe him to
The testimony will be submitted di
rectly to the department at Washing
ton for a final decision. This case is
unusual, as it is under the immigration
regulations, and has no connection with
the Chinese restriction act.
The department handles such cases
directly, and they do not go through
the Federal courts, as would be neces
sary under the restriction act.
Electricity Knocks Down Ball Game
Spectators Dog Killed.
PONT, Mont.. June 6. (Special.)
During a baseball game at Bnnis yester
day lightning struck a sunshade in the
hand of Mrs. M. F. Buck, wife of Su
perintendent Buck of the Madison River
Power Company, and running down th
handle knocked down and seriously
burned five men and four women.
Mrs. Buck's corset was torn from her
body and ner shoes from her feet but,
although seriously injured, it Is thought
she will recover. A dog at Mrs. Buck's
side was killed.
Big Fall River Plant Awaits De
velopments in New York.
' FALL RIVER. Mass., June S. The en
tire plant of the American print work
was shut down today under orders re
ceived from M. - C. D. Borden, of Ken
Xork. ..
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