Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, June 09, 1910, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    VOL. L,. C 15,455.
PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE . 9, 1910.
PRICE FTVE CENTS.
MOTOR CARS PAY
TO
E
Third Day of Festival
Is Most Auspicious.
PRETTY WOMEN ADD TO GAIETY
' '
Before 300,000 People Auto
Parade Flits By.
VAN SCHUYVER'S CAR FIRST
-,AX Kose Show Attendance Estimated
75,000; at Society Circus 8000,
and at Fireworks 16,0 0 0 All
Are Happy at Spectacle. "
-.
TODAY'S PROGRAMME FOR ROSE 1
FESTIVAL, I
Momlntr Peninsula tHd distrib
utes roses at .lepct Receptions and
display of decorations.
S P. M. Horse and carriage pa
rade, closing with battle of roses at
reviewing stand, opposite the post
office. . . . j.h iinni-L eiecinc paraae. i
Rex OregoniM enshrined on his
throne.
................ .........4
Yesterday the automobile paid hom
age to the rose. ,
Flitting through the bustling streets,
alive with pretty women in charming
costumes, went the greatest automobile
demonstration ever seen in Portland or
any other city, and it was all in honor
of that sovereign flower, the rose.
Portlands capacity for absorbing a
crowd was amply demonstrated. The
machines ran the whole distance of
the route through streets lined at least
lOur deep and on the West Side there
was not a single point at which people
were not standing 10, 20 and even 30
deep. It is estimated 300,000 persons
watched the demonstration.
It Is estimated that 75,000 persons
passed through the gates at the Armory
viewing the wonderful mass of blooms
there exhibited. At times the police
had to prevent admittance until some
of those pressing through the aisles
f the show had passed out of the other
doors. i
Society Circus Draws 8000.
Eight thousand spectators gathered
to watch the antics of the society peo
ple amusing others as well as them
selves at the Society Circus, and fully
twice as many gathered at the Oaks
to watch the "Battle of the Monitor
nd Merrlmac" in fireworks.
All of this is an indication of the
enormons crowds being housed here
for the Rose Festival.
The prompt response of Portland
citizens to the call for rooms for the
visitors was a matter of gratification
to the management.
That the strangers found no com
plaint with the entertainment provided
for them was everywhere conceded,
rrom early morning until the last
electrical device was turned off at
slight they promenaded the streets.
Crowds All Happy.
And they were the happiest-looking
throng Imaginable.
Infused with the festival spirit, noth
ing daunted them. Even the unfor
tunate delay at the start of the Tues
day night pageant did not cause more
than passing comment. And that was
one of those unavoidable accidents that
will not happen again during the
eourse of Festival week. The collec
tion of horses from every point In the
elty led to some misunderstanding of
the orders.
There will be absolutely no delay in
starting either of the two electrical
parades. the Festival management
promises. As for the horse and car
riage procession today, that has been
drilled so long in advance that each
section will move off like clockwork.
Parade Is Five Miles Long.
Five mile of. decorated automobiles,
touring cars, runabouts and roadsters,
electric vehicles and ponderous motor
trucks a beaming sun and hundreds
of thousands of enthusiastic people
these things went to make up 'the best
howlng in the way of a parade yes
terday that Portland has seen In all
her history.
Portland automoblltsts did themselves
proud more, they established a stan
dard the like of which has never be
fore been known here. Due credit is
given, also, to the many cars which
were here from other cities, for the
willingness and unstinted energy with
which motorists from Seattle. Vancou
ver, B. C. ; Hlllsboro. Hood Rlverf Van
couver, Wash.; Eugene. Salem. and
numerous other places' threw themselves
into the work, co-operating with the
Portland motorists, did much towards
making the parade the great success
It wasy
Van Schuyver Wins Grand Prize.
To pick out any car as "the best one
In the parade," was a monumental task,
and the Judges, who did their work
nobly, found it so. Finally, after no
little discussion and after scores of
comparisons. W. O. Van Schuyver's
automobile, decorated with a mass of
bachelor buttons, than which there are
few prettier flowers, was chosen. This
car received the grand prize over all.
Uonoluded on Paaa li-J
HOMAGE
BOS
BONFIRE MISTAKEN
FOR SUN BY FROGS
VAXCOCVER. THEATER MANAGER
FOOLS NOISY POXD BAND. ,
Clever Ruse Works and Entertain
ments May Xow Be Held With-
out Interruption.
' VANCOUVER, Wash.,' June 8. (Spe
cial.) By inveiglingVancouver's bullfrog
chorus into believing that a huge Are is
the morning sun, Gus Hager has scored
the first victory against these noisy in
truders and has also made it possible for
entertainments to be given in the Audi
torium. . For several weeks' it has been impossi
ble for a show to be given in the opera
house, on account of the raucous singing
of hundreds of bullfrogs. The sweet tra
la of the prima donnas has been drowned
out by- the gurgle of the bullfrog chorus,
and a political orator found his power
ful voice unable to compete with the dis
cordant croaking from the pond.
Gus Hager, who holds the lease on the
Auditorium, became. desperate; the frogs
threatened to kill the drama. He had al
most decided to surrender the lease in
despair, when the happy thought flashed
through his mind that frogs do not sing
in daylight.
"If I can make the frogs believe that
night is day, I win," shouted Gus In
great glee.
A huge fire was built on the side of the
ravine tonight and when the blaze began
to shed light over the water, stillness
reigned. Not a sound was heard from
the inmates of the pond. Undoubtedly
the frogs - thought that the light they
saw was the- morning sun, so they went
to their cozy beds and slept.
The. policeman on the beat, after the
Are had died, reported that the frogs had
found out that the sun. -had gone down.
and were singing again. But as long ns
the fire burns the bullfrogs are silent, and
the life of the local drama has been
spared. - " '.
To do away with the bother of lighting
bonfires, arc lights may be hung over the
pond, for use while theatricals are in
progress in the Auditorium.
HEATING CONTRACT IS LET
School Board Anxious to Get Im
provements XJnder Way.
At a special meeting: of the School
Board held yesterday morning; contracts
were awarded to the W. G. McPherson
Company for the heating and ventilating:
of two new schools and nine additions
to schools, now being built by the city.
The contract was made in a lump sum of
1ZS.500. lhls action was taken at a spe
cial meeting called expressly for this
purpose, as it is now becoming: late in
the season and the board wishes to have
all this work accomplished by Fall. The
bids include putting in a fan heating- and
ventilating system In each building.
The nine schools to which additions
are being made are the Alblna, Home
stead, vernon. Creston, Clinton Kelley.
Portsmouth, Peninsula. Brooklyn, Llewel
lyn and Woodlawn. The two new school
houses included in the contract are the
Lent sand Woodstock schools.
t !
t AUTOMOBILE PARADE PASSING THE REVIEWING STAND ON MORRISON STREET, GOING EAST.
I r 1 .i-r MttaS.ii- in mi-- Jr-T.-. . l-i . ... - .-.,'.. .r-w-a. i..,.. .' ..... .U.-i ,, . - - -' - " A V-
I THE CAR DIRECTLY IX FRONT OF THE REVIEWING STAND IS THE COLUMBIA -TRUST CO.'S sAl'TOHOBILE DECORATED AS A FLORAL -AEROPLANE. ' I
RICH WIDOlAf DEAD;
CLOUD OVER SINGER
Rejected Italian Suitor
Pursued Her.
WAS BENEFICIARY UNDER WILL
Breach-of-Promise Suit
lowed by Bequest.
Fol-
MYSTERY ABOUT THE CASE
Acceta -Had Been WitH Woman
Three Hours Before Death and
Had Seen Italian Murdered
Sundays Treasure Hidden. ,
CHICAGO, June 8. (Special.) Mrs.
Alexander Stelle, , a. wealthy widow of
Saratoga Springs, X. Y.. was found dead.
In her room at the Palmer House shortly
after 1 o'clock this morning under mys
terious circumstances1.
Physicians who were called into con
sultation were of the opinion that death
was due to natural causes and made no
report to the Coroner. It was not until
the woman's will, found In a room, had
been filed for probate that mysterious
phases of the case came out.
The will disposes of a 5500,000 estate
and bequeaths $25,000 to Kdgar R. Acceta,
an Italian, formerly a singer and mando
lin -pteyer, who six years ago sued Mrs.
Stelle- for breach Of promise and asked
$25,000 damages. Acceta had been with
the woman three hours before she died.
Money and Jewels Secreted.
Nicholas MIehels,- Assistant State's At
torney, who was named as executor in
the will, was notified of the death and,
with the assistance of Mrs. Stelles maid,
made a thorough search of her effects.
One of the last things they ran across,
in the bottom of her trunk, was a bag
containing $10,000 worth of diamonds and
an old skirt, into the lining of which had
been sewed $26,000 in bills.
Another mysterious angle of the affair
Is that Acceta was the sole witness Sun
day morning to the murder here of Philip
Catalona, an Italian saloonkeeper, by an
unknown Italian, who fired six bullets
into Catalona's body and escaped.
Few facts could be gathered tonight of
Mrs. StPlles relations with Acceti- The
(Concluded on Page 2.
THE CAR DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF THE REVIEWING STAND IS THE COLIMBIA -TRUST CO.'S
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
The Weather.
TESTERtATT8 Maximum temperature. 73
degrees; minimum. 4 desreea.
TODAY'S Probably fair; eooler; westerly
winds. . v ,
Rose FUval.
Motor cars pay homage to rose In magnifi
cent parade, witnessed by 300,000. Page 1.
Consuls of various countries to see festivi
ties today. Pace 14.
Most successful rose show ever held closes.
Page 14.
Horses to be' shown to advantage today in
horse and vehicle parade. Page 14. .
Fifty thousand lights will make electric pa
rade brilliant spectacle tonight. Page 15.
More than 70 couoles wedded in Portland
since Rose Festival began. Page 9
- Foreign. .
Kaiser gets salary of $22.50 a minute.
Page 1. . ""
Viscount Maidstone and Margaretta Drexel
lave smartest wedding of London sea
- son. Page 3.
Italy's.. - King and Queen visit earthquake
stricken city and help sufferers. Page 3.
Politics
Majority for Carroll In Iowa increased; Re
publican's convention may condemn Cum
mins and XollIver. Page 2.
Iomestic
Rich widow dies mysteriously in Chicago ho
tel -.- after being pursued by Italian to
' whem she had made bequest. Page 1.
Brewers Association president says brsw
ers will work with true friends of tem
perance reforms. Page 3.
' Sports. -
Pacific Coast League' results: Los. Angeles
. Portland 3; San Francisco 6. Oakland
2; "Vernon 5, Sacramento 4. Page 8.
Jeff does fast work; trouble denied. Page 8.
Commercial .and Marine.
Outlook for deciduous fruit crops on Pacific
Coast. Page 21.
Bonds are firmer at New York. Page 21.
Government wheat report shows condition
slightly under average. Page 21.
Four ships are chartered to load at Port
land. Page 20.
Pacific Northwest.
Gloomy Gus. Vancouver's ' dogcatcher, has
many trials. Page 7.
President Taft refuses to remove negro
- troops from Fort Iwton; negro makes
confession. Fage 7. ..
Woman firebrand held to grand Jury on girl
companion s testimony. Page 6.
Arrest of James C. Alexander on libel charge
furnishes excitement at Roseburg. Page n.
Frogs mistake bonfire tor sun; croaking no
longer menaces drama. Page 1.
Seattle society folk are victims of holdup
"Joke. Page 1.
Portland and Vicinity.'
H. N". Boehmer, Vale bank employe, arrested
tor alleged irregularities. Fage 3. .
Council sustains Mayor's veto of terra cotta
pipe ordinance and forbids dancing at
The Oaks. Page v.
Oregon liquor dealers form mutual protec
tive association. Page 12.
Sunnyslde Methodists discuss -controversy in
cnurcn. page yu.
H. M. Adams resigns position with North
X Bank to serve W estera Pacific. Page 0.
Judge Coke decides Dan J. Malarkey may
remain as special counsel in Hindu riot
case. Page 10. i
- George S. Shepherd First to File.
SALEM. Or., June 8. (Special.) George
S. Shepherd, of Portland, filed in the Sec
retary of State's office today notice of
his intention to become a candidate for
Congress to succeed Representative Ellis.
Shepherd is the first candidate to file his
declaration.
Jockey Kicked., May Bie.
LATONIA. Ky., June 8. Jockey Glasner
was kicked in the head when Tritona fell
In the fourth and suffered a concussion
of the brain. His condition is critical.
Up to a. late hour tonight he had not
regained consciousness.
outs on
BAF4 IN WISCONSIN
Republican Convention
' Is All For Taft. .
CANDIDATES ARE NOT NAMED
Polfcy of Opponents of County
, Opposition Prevails.
STATE ISSUE IS AVOIDED
Speakers Lay Stress on Party loyal
ty and Insurgent Movement Is
Arraigned BitterlyFoes of
. La Foilette There.
'. MILWAUKEE, June 8. (Special.)
A platform dealing entirely with Na
tional issues, indorsing President Wil
liam Howard Taft. and criticising Re
publican office holders not in sympathy
with his policies will be the sole result
of the conservative - Republican con
ventlon. as far as an official record is
concerned. There-will be no indorse
ments of a slate of candidates - to be
voted on in the Republican primary
election.
The opponents of county option and
W. M. Lewis, the La Foilette candidate
for Governor have won, and state can
dldates and state issues will not figure
in this convention.
Brewers' Campaign Prevails.
W. 1 H. Austin, the general counsel of
the Wisconsin and Michigan Brewers'
Association, is managing the anti-county
option campaign in this state and said
to have all along opposed -the indorsing
of any candidates by this convention or
the adoption of sny state platform, for
fear the convention indorsement would
be for Governor Davidson and a fight
over the county option issue would re
sult. When the- conservative leaders "be
ban meeting, Mr. Austin served notice
that any attempt at an Indorsement of
any candidates by the conservatives than
E. E. Fairchild would mean that the sup
port, of the opponents of county option
would go to F. E. McGovern, in the
Gubernatorial fight, although Mr. McGov
ern is a La Foilette man.
The convention proper, which has for
its purpose the initiation of a move-
(Conoluded on Page 3.)
.AUTOMOBILE DECORATED AS A FLORAL -AEROPLANE.
KAISER GETS $22.50
A MINUTE, SALARY
BESIDE THIS MODEST WAGE; HE
HAS LARGE INCOME- .
Ninety Landed Estates and Fifty
Royal Residences Are Among His
Holdings Horses Free.
... .
BERLIN, June 8. (Special.) Kaiser
Wilhelm's income is computed to a
nicety as the result of the discussion
aroused by the proposal to increase the
royal civil list. It is estimated that
the income he derives from government
sources amounts to. 5.340 marks (Jl,-
335) an hour, or 89 marks ($22.50) a
minute. .' These figures .came out in the
course of furious attacks made by So
cialists upon the bill in the Prussian
Chamber of Deputies.
That the Kaiser is really a man of
great wealth is supported by a num
ber of other facts unearthed by op
ponents of the bill. He is owner of
about 90 landed estates and SO royal
residences, including hunting boxes.
Also, under an old law, he receives
free, 40 riding horses each year, valued
at about 120,000 marks ($30,000.) The
Crown Prince has a special income from
separate sources.
Exceptional bitterness marked the
debate on the . civil list bill and one
orator was called to order and charged
with high treason by the president of
the chamber.
DEATH ENDS HONEYMOON
Bridegroom of Two Hours Succumbs
to Stroke of Paralysis.
- Within two hours of his marriage.
Miles Elliott, a farmer, . living near
Silverton, Wash.,- died on Monday at
the home of his brother-in-law, Henry
Johnson, 81 East Eighth 'street south.
His bride was Miss Adeline Carlson.
The couple came to Portland to be
married and to see the Rose Festival as
a part of their honeymoon trip.
Following the ceremony, the couple
had .just arrived at the Johnson home
when Mr. Elliott was stricken . with
paralysis. He was 50 years old. He
seemingly had recovered from a sim
ilar stroke by which he was afflicted
last January.
PEARY SUED BY DR. COOK
Discredited Explorer Alleges $10,'
000 Is Due Htm for Goods.
BERLIN, June 8. According to the
Lokal Anielger, Dr. F. A.- Cook, the
Arctic, explorer, has instituted suit In
the Berlin courts against Commander
R. E. Peary.
The paper says Cook seeks to . re-r-nver
tio.000. which he alleges to be
due htm in payment for bearskins and
other polar products delivered to' the
commander.
SOCIETY FOLK ARE
IH HOLD OP JOKE"
Women on Stage Coach
Give Up Jewels.
MILLIONAIRE IS DICK TURPIN
Hurries to Clubhouse With
"Swag," but Bungles Lines.
SEATTLE POLICE AROUSED
Sirs. G. II. Snow den, Xiece of Presi
dent Taft, and Mrs. J. H. Bal
linger, Kiece or Secretary, Are
Among Frightened Victims.
SEATTLE, June 8. The English stage
coach which Harry Whitney Treat, a
millionaire, has been driving each day
during the past week between the Hotel
Washington and the Seattle Golf and.
Country Club, carrying society women.
was held up on its trip this afternoon
by four masked and heavily-armed men,
who obtained $7500 worth of valuables
from the women passengers and scared
them thoroughly.'
The coach, horses, and postilions, which
were imported from England, are said
to be as Sne as any that Dick Turpiri
ever saw, and the hold-up. which was
planned by the husbands of some of tha
passengers, gave an eighteenth century
flavor to the coach ride that was far
more successful than the "bandits" had
planned.
Frightened Women Give T7p Jewels.
The women were ordered harshly to
remove their rings and other jewels and
drop them In a bag, which one of the
robbers extended on a long pole. Thor
oughly frightened, but none hysterical, the
women placed in the bag watches and
jewelry worth $7500.
Treat was commanded to drive with
all speed to the golf clubhouse, and he
lost no time. The robbers vanished into
the brush. Treat, on arriving at the
clubhouse, telephoned to the police, and.
an automobile loaded with all the men
available at police headquarters was dis
patched to the scene of the robbery.
Meanwhile, Joshua Green, president of
the Puget Sound Navigation Company
and member of the Rainier Club, in the
role of Dick Turpin, hurried with the
"loot" to the clubhouse, to return the
valuables to the women,
Passengers . Threaten Treat.
Harry Whitney Treat, society whip,
was "In on the hold-up," but the joke
was eventually turned on him. His pas
sengers were so excited and angry that
they followed him to the telephone, when
he was notifying the police, and he had
no chance to tell the cops that it was a
merry Jest. Much against his will, he
sorrowfully gave the police all the details
of the hold-up, and with difficulty re
strained several of his passengers from
adding their indignation to his informa
tion. Following is a list of the passengers on
the coach:
Mrs. J. H. Balllnger. Mrs. George H.
Snowden, Mrs. J. D. Farrell. Mrs. John
W. Eddy, Mrs. Seton Lindsay, Mrs. Fred
S. Stimeon, Mrs. Charles Willard Stim
son. Mrs. Carleton Hlnskamp, Mrs. T.
Fruhm and Mrs. Joshua Green.
President's Xlece Is Victim.
Mrs. Snowden is a niece of President
Taft. Mrs. Balllnger is a niece of Sec
retary Ballinger. Mrs. Farrell is the
wife of the head of the Harriman system
in the Puget Sound district.
The members of the "bandit gang"
were identified later as Joshua Green,
the millionaire steamship man; John W.
Eddy, one of the owners of the Port
Blakeley mills; Captain Charles Brydoen
and a waterfront character known as
"Red" Gleason.
"Red" Gleason, who calls out the ar
rival and departure of the vessels at the
Colman dock, was taken into the band .
on account of his terrifying voice. Glea
son did the talking for the "bandits," '
while Brydoen passed around the bag for
the collection of valuables.
Green Bungles His Lines.
Mr. Green, was to notify the police that
he was going into the highway robbery
business for the time being. Green, how
ever, forgot his lines and the holdup went
through in regular dare-devil, hands up,
stand and deliver style.
The "Joke" was framed by Messrs. ;
Green and Eddy.
3 BOYS STEAL MILKCART,
They Want to Come to'Fesltval, but
Police eGt Them.
ABERDEEN, Wash., June 8. (Spe
cial.) Not having the cash for trans
portation, W. Byng, Constantino Hayes ,
and Rudolph Kokers, each about 10
years of age, last night stole a milk J
wagon and team and started for Fort
land, "to see the Rose Festival." .
Beyond Montasano, however, the
arkness frightened the little fellows
and they turned back. In the meantime
the police had been notified by the
milk vender that his outfit had mys
triously disappeared and the young
sters were picked up, upon entering;
the city.