Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, June 11, 1910, Page 2, Image 2

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Questions as to Who "Opened
Barrel" to Be Issue in
Coming Trial.
Six Hundred Dollars Daily Is Esti
mate of Expenditures on Behalf
of Bribery Defendant Detec
tives Shadow Veniremen.
CHICAGO, June 10. (Special.) Who
opened the "barrel?" This is the ques
tion a9ked in connection with the lavish
expenditure of money in the defense of
Representative Lee Browne, charged
with bribery, in connection with the elec
tion of Senator Lo rimer, and, which prob
ably will be used as the opening wedge
by which the syndicate of wealthy men
eupposed to have brought about XiOrimer's
election are to be reached.
As the plans for the taking of evidence
of the Browne trial on Monday were
partly closed today it became apparent
that tliis question will become an issoie
at the very opening: of the trial.
Although State's Attorney TVaman
would not admit the fact, it was declared
that he would seek, to discover the
source of Brownos opulence in an effort
to reach the men higher up.
Large Fund for Browne's Defense
Men familiar with the workings of
criminal courts today said that more
money was being spent in defense of
Browne than in any criminal case ever
heard in Cook County. Estimates as
to the daily cost of carrying on the
Browne defense include thes-3 items:
lawyers court appearance $400
Jjetectives and assistants 100
Stenographers , 50
Railroad and incidental expenses 50'
Total daily expenses $600
That this expenditure could continue
indetinitely is looked upon by Mr. "W'ay
nan's investigators as primary evidence
that somebody other than the Represen
tative is financing the present hearing.
Veniremen Are Shadowed.
Private detectives under Browne's
army of lawyers have scoured the state
in their investigations of the witnesses
who will appear during the trial, and
even shadowed the 125 veniremen who
were exnmined before the jury was com
pleted. This expense alone was enormous.
In addition to this there are the volu
minous stenographic reports that are
being compiled daily and the anything
but modest fees of his lawyers.
Today two armies of private detectives,
one representing the defense and one the
prosecution, concluded the "underground"
work that preceded the real opening of
the trial Monday morning. At the Alex
andria Hotel where the Jurors are being
housed, private detectives watch their
every movement In order to prevent pos
sible tampering with men who will decide
the case. The bailiffs, meanwhile, guarded
against the approach of anybody carrying
newspapers containing-accounts of the
hearing, in the fear that outside' Infor
mation might reach the ears of the
They Uepresent Power That Elects
Them, Comments Critic.
CHICAGO. June 10. "Do United States
Senators represent humanity or cash? I
say respectfully that they represent the
power that makes them Senators. It is
the exception when a poor man breaks
into the Senate."
This statement is made by William E.
Mason, ex-TTnlted States Senator, in an
interview today in which the speaker de
fended his statement of a few weeks ago
that 50 per cent of the members of the
Senate usually buy their seats.
"Fifty per cent are bought." continued
Mr. Mason, "although I do not mean to
say that the purchases are made out
right, as it is alleged in the case of one
Illinois Senator. Money is spent to create
sentiment for or against a candidate. It
amounts to the same thing. Money puts
them in Washington, and it's a rare Sen
ator who does not represent the power
that puts him there."
Simla Clara Instruments Record
Disturbance for Three Minutes.
SANTA CLARA, Cal., June 10. Four
distinct earthquake shocks were regis
tered by both seismographs at Santa
Clara College at 10:13 last night.
The entire movement lasted about
three minutes, the shocks punctuating
a tremulous agitation, according to the
horizontal seismograph. The vertical
movement was about one minute in
duration. The movement was from
north to south.
Both the vertical and horizontal seis
mographs it the Santa Clara College
meterologlcal observatory were set swing
ing and some interesting facts were re
corded. The vertical machine declared
v that shocks in its direction lasted one
minute with a maximum amplitude of
43H millimeters. The horizontal move
ment lasted three minutes, beginning with
infinitesimal tremors for five seconds, fol
lowed by four distinct shocks, whose
maximum amplitude was 33H millime
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J. ad of li Takes Drink On AYager,
Soon Ivoslng Consciousness.
SAX lA'lS OBISro, Cal.. June 10.
(Special.) James Hill, a 19-year-old bov,
riled this morning as the result of drink
ing h quart bottle of whisky on a wager
that he could stand that anaount without
It phasing him.
The boy soon lapsed into unconscious
ness after he had swallowed the whlslry
nd never revived before death called
, ffVnrlmifvl FTm First
adopted the rhysical valuation amend
ment by a. vote of nearly two to one.
Taft Wins Only One.
President Taft apparently will win only
one of three suggestions that he made to
the conferees. He desired that the House
amendments concerning stocks and bonds
be retained; that the time Allotted by the
Sonnte bill to the Interstate Commerce
Commission for increases of railroad
ratva be reduced from tea to six months.
and that the section regarding rate In
creases be made effective at once Instead
of after 60 days.
All the members of the conference
committee favor the latter suggestion
because of ita application to notices
given by railroads recently of many pro
posed advances-.
The Senate conferees have told the
President that they could not consent to
the stocks and bonds feature because of
their agreement with the Democrats.
Insurgents Gain Concessions.
The insistence upon the suspension of
increases in rates for ten months in the
event that period was required by the
Interstate Commerce Commission to pass
upon their reasonableness is a conces
sion to insurgent Senators.
Many provisions in the House bill are
not in the Senate measure in any form.
This is true, particularly of section 7
of the House bill, which would provide
for an enlargement of the power of the
Commission over railroad. This section
proposes to amend section i of the ex
isting Interstate Commerce act. It was
written by Mann and he acknowledged
pride of authoriship. A large part of this
long section was accepted by the Senate
conferees. The proposed changes in existing law
would require railroads to provide fa
cilities for operating through routes and
to exchange, interchange and return
cars used therein. The railroads would
be compelled to establish and observe
reasonable classifications of property for
transportation, regulations affecting
rates tariffs and the form of tickets, re-
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State Senator John Broderick, Ac
cused of Harinx Paid Holtalaw
celpts and bills of lading as well as
many other regulations affecting mark
ing, packing and delivering property and
carrying of personal, sample and excess
Paynter Amendment Dropped.
Several amendments adopted by the
Senate as the result of demands "by in
surgents will be retained; These Include
the amendment placing upou the rail
roads the burden of proving the reason
ableness of rate advances.
"On the other hand it is understood that
the Paynter amendment requiring that
both old and new rates -must be shown
by the bills of lading and the shipper
reimbursed for the amount of the in
crease in the event It was held to be
unjust will be dropped
Senator Foster, the minority member
of the Senate conference committee, re
signed today and Newlands was ap
pointed to succeed him. The Democratic
members o the committee 'have" not been
admitted to any of the councils and will
not be until a complete agreement has
been reached by the Republicans.
Well-Known Westerner, Associate of
Guggenheims May Be Suicide.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., June 10. (Spe
cial.) Captain A. Miller, interested
with the Guggenhelms in copper and
coalfields in Alaska, ahd well known
in financial circles of the East and the
Northwest, is mysteriously missing. He
was last seen Tuesday afternoon, when
he left his room at a leading hotel.
His grips and clothing are still there.
Acquaintances, acquired since he
came here six weeks ago, believe Mil
ler, In a fit of despondency, drowned
himself. He came here from Tacoma.
A son and daughter are said to live
In Spokane. " The son is a civil engineer.
Captain Miller was a liberal spender.
Acquaintances say he always carried
a large sum on him. His bank account
here was almost ' unlimited. In his
travels, he penetrated as far as Nome,
Alaska, and is well known throughout
the far North. For two or three days
before he dropped out of sight, he
seemed despondent, and spoke to ac
quaintances in pessimistic tone. The
police are making t every effort to lo
cate him.
Xiglit Watchman in Wholesale
House IMsturbs Intruders.
Burglars gained entrance Into the
warerooms of the Prince Shoe. Company
at Fifth and Everett streets, early last
evening, but are believed to have been
frig-htened away before securing; any
Hearing a noise in a rear room, the
watchman in the building made an in
vestigation. He saw a man, dressed in
dark clothes, leap from an open win
clow to the sidewalk, where he was
Joined by another man. Both fled. The
police were notified and have secured
good descriptions of the pair. Nothing
was reported stolen.
Portland Newspaper Man Secures
Weekly at Roseburg.
ROSEBURG, Or, June 10. (Special.)
John W. Kelly, of the Portland
Evening Telegram, purchased the
Douglas County Leader, a local weekly
publication, late tonight Mr. Kelly
says he will continue the policy of the
paper against the so-called prohibition
policy now in force in Douglas Coun
ty He will take immediate possession
of the plant.
Insurgents Support Tariff Board.
WASHINGTON. June 10. Insurgent
Senators practically reached an agree
ment today to support the House provi
sion in the sundry civil bill, making an
appropriation for the expenses of the
tariff board. Speeches will be made is
the Senate expressing preference for a
tariff commission but announcing ac
ceptance of the House provision.
House Committee Investigates
Charge That Diaz Corrupts
Forty Thousand Violent Deaths for
Political Reasons Laid to Presi
dent fcy Man Who Says He
Himself Is Persecuted.
WASHINGTON, June 10. A tale of
forced flight from Mexico and of al
leged persecution by American and
State Senator W. O. Iloltslavr, Who
Confessed Receiving; Bribe.
Mexican officers in this country was
related to the rules committee of the
House today by L. DeLara, a political
After recounting his experiences In
Los Angeles, where he said he was ar
rested five times on trumped up
charges at the instance of the Mexican
Government, and served more than 100
days In Jail, DeLara exclaimed:
"I have been ir. Jail five times since
I came to the United States and have
been subjected to the third degree at
the hands of officers; I have been
thrown into a dungeon and kept for
days with nothing to--eat but a rotten
potato and neither my attorneys nor
friends .allowed to see me. I am liable
to be arrested again any time, and un
less you gentlemen help me, they may
get me and hang me."
Spy System Investigated.
The committee was considering a reso
lution offered by Representative Wilson
(Dem.), Pennsylvania, who asks Congress
to name an investigating committee to
inquire into the treatment of Mexican
political refugees and of the alleged-acceptance
of money from the Diaz govern
ment by American customs and peace of
ficers along the border to act as secret
service agents for Mexico.
DeLara denounced President Diaac as a
"dirty despot," who had destroyed free
speech, free press and the right of ballot
in Mexico.
"More than 40,000 people have met vio
lent death for political reasons since Diaz
took the reins of government in Mexico,"
said DeLara. "He never was elected
President. He never was chosen Presi
dent by vote of the people, but has main
tained himself by force. The Mexican
government has caused thousands of per
sons to be killed because they resisted
the existing order of things in that coun
try and sought to restore to the poor
people the rights taken from them by
Espionage Is Exercised.
DeLara was accompanied to the cap
itol by his wife, an American woman,
and two or three Mexicans.
DeLara related incidents tending to
support the charge that the Government
of Mexico was using a system of espion
age In the United States over political
refugees. DeLara told how he himself,
in order to learn what his Government
was doing in that direction, had accepted
employment as a spy In Los Angeles to
trace the movements of other refugees.
He said he resigned after four days.
- "How much pay did you receive for
your work as a spy?" asked Representa
tive Fassett, of New York.
"I was paid J3 a day and gave the
money to poor Mexican women of Los
Angeles the day I received it," answered
the witness.
"How did you earn this money?" in
quired Mr. Fassett.
"I did nothing but stay in my office,
DeLara replied.
"I earned a million dollars as far as
my conscience was concerned."
Escape Due to Misunderstanding.
De Lara said there were orders in
Mexico to shoot him because of his"
political activities. He said he had been
thrown into Jail in Mexico but had been
released as a result of a misunderstand
ing. He said he had escaped to this
country through the assistance or
friends. In Los Angeles, he said, he
had been charged with robbery three
times, the warrant for which was made
out in blank as to date, time, place and
amount of alleged robbery. Once the
charge was for stealing; wood in Can
anea, Mex., seven years previously, he
The last time he was arrested was
while speaking on the street In Los
Angeles to a number of his countrymen,
he asserted. He declared that his at
torneys obtained his release on a writ
of habeas corpus, and the charges
against him were dismissed on order of
the Secretary of Commerce and Labor.
Campaign for Freedom Waged by
lios Angeles Socialists.
LOS ANGELES, Jnne 10. L. Guiterres
ce iara, tne Mexican socialist, has -
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icfji txi x roicii iiequetiiiy ia (.ills city
ion various charges. He was first
'taken into custody in September, 1907,
cn an accusation of the theft of wood
In Cananea, Mexico. The cxaat nature
of the alleged crime seemed cloaked
in mystery and after a time De-Lara
was released.
After several arrests for street
speaking and on other minor charges.
De Lara was taken into custody just
after Iresident Taft visit to Los An
geles last year on the allegation that
he was an. &narchist and guilty of
incendiary utterances. The arrest was
made by a Deputy United States Mar
shal and De Lara was held in the
County Jail until & warrant arrived
from Washington signed by Ormsby
McHarg, Assistant Secretary of the De
partment of Commerce and Labor.
His incarceration caused! a sensation
here, following closely as It did upon
the publication of a series of magazine
articles depicting alleged barbarism
in the Mexican Republic, the material
for which De Lara had assisted In
gathering. Several - mass meetings
were held and a fund was raised by
Socialists to wage a campaign for his
freedom. When the agitation- was at
its height orders for De Lara's re
lease arrived from Washington.
At the time of De Lara's arrest, fol
lowing President Taft's visit, five other
Mexicans were taken Into custody on
the charge that they were anarchists,
but all were let off with light fines
imposed in police court.
Pacific States and Xew England
Will Offset Middle States.
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WASHINGTON, June 10. The splendid
prospects for fruit in New England and
the Pacific Coast States almost counter
balance the poor strewing of the Central
State's Attorney Edmund Burke,
Who Obtained Holtslaw'a Confes
sion. States, where early frost got in telling
work, according to a report made public
by the Department of Agriculture on gen
eral crop growth.
The condition of the apple crop is re
ported to be more than eight points below
last year, or 63.0 as compared with a nor
mal condition. The 10-year average for
apples is 69.8. In New England and on
the Pacific Coast the crop promises to be
Immense, but in such big aDDle states an
j Ohio and Missouri there will be only
aoout one-tnira of a crop.
On the other hand, the peach crop, due
to the excellent prospects in such states
as Georgia and Delaware, promises to be
larger than last year, the condition on
June 1 being 62.0 as compared with 64.1
last year, and a 10-year average of 65.0.
The Central States will produce a poor
crop, it appears now. .
Frost evidently nipped the briar blos
soms, for the condition of blackberries
was estimated at S0.0, as compared with
90.0 last year and for the last four years.
Raspberries were estimated at 79.2, as
compared with 88.4 last year and S2.1 the
four year average.
The watermelon and the cantaloupe
crops will be slightly off, it appears, as
the former were estimated at 70.4, as com
pared with 81.5 a year ago and the latte
77.8, as compared with 81.8 a year ago.
Sugar cane was reported at 84.7, as com,
pared with 90.6 and sugar beets at 90.5k
as compared with 89.0.
Hardwood Famine Is Keared
forestration Suggested.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 10. A hard
wood famine as the result of the reck
less waste of timber by lumbermen In
the United States is predicted in the
report of J. H. Stimson, of Indiana, sub
mitted to the National Hardwood Lum
ber Association, in annual session here.
His report suggested reforestration and
exemption from taxation of holdings of
standing hardwood timber as remedies.
The report has not been acted on.
The ever recurrent question of a uni
form system of inspection and grading
of lumber apparently' stands some
chance of being settled this meeting.
Powers "Special
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In Districts Already Recounted, Dr.
Black, His Opponent, Has Made
Gain of 9 7 Votes.
PITTSBURG, June 10. John Dalzell,
through his attorneys, has asked Judge
Josiah Cohen for a restraining order
against the Commissioners of Allegheny
County to prevent that body from open
ing the ballot boxes in 65 districts of the
J3th Congressional District which have
been Impounded and their count contested
by Dr. R. J. Black, of McKeesport, who
was Mr. Dalzell's opponent in the Repub
lican Congressional primaries of last
The Dalzell petition also asks that,
should the oourt rule that the ballot
boxes be opened, an order be issued to
open every ballot-box in the district and
make an entirely new count.
In the recount of districts already gone
over by the county returning board. Dr.
Black has gained 97 votes, cutting Dal
zell's majority to a meager 207.
Judge Cohen later granted a temporary
order restraining the County Commission
ers from opening anymore ballot-boxes
in the contest until he makes a final de
cision as to whether he will order the en
tire prima-.-y vote recounted.
Violation of Buckef-SIiop Laws in
Federal Territory Charged.
WASHINGTON, June 10. The Fed
eral grand Jury today returned an in
dictment against the Western Union
Telegraph Company, charging it with
42 violations of the bucketshop law of
March 1. 1909.
The claim is made that the Western
Union Company, by means of a tele
graph wire and a tieker, aided and
abetted the conduct of a bucket shop
in the District of Columbia. The 42
counts of the indictments vary only in
the dates on which the alleged viola
tions are said to have occurred.
An additional indictment charging
the conduct of a bucket shop in the dis
trict was filed today against W. B.
Price, Virgil P. Randolph, Henry M.
Randolph. Charles T. Moorehead, Ed
ward Weldon, James A. Anderson, all of
Baltimore; Thomas H. Campbell, of
Philadelphia; Joseph F. Gatlns, of New
York; Edward Everett Taylor and John
P. Altberger, of Philadelphia.
After Attending Wedding of Lover to
Another, She Take Poison.
FORT COLLINS, Colo., June 10. With
a photograph of a former sweetheart, a
formal announcement of his approaching
wedding to another, a letter from a girl
friend telling of the coming wedding and
a newspaper clipping stating briefly when
the marriage would take place lying on
a table in her room, mute evidence of
her disappointment. Miss Nellie B.
Brooks. 25 years of age, early yesterday
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morning swallowed a dose of carbolic
acid which caused her death.
. The body was not discovered until yes
terday afternoon by her parents; whom
she had requested not to waken her. as
she was tired and wanted to sleep.
It is believed Miss Brooks went to Den
ver Wednesday evening and witnessed
the marriage of the man she loved to
another, as she made a trip out of town
that day, and did not return, to her home
until late at night.
New Yorker Declares W hite Incident
Is Closed.
WASHINGTON, June 10. Represen
tative Francis Burton Harrison, of New
York, who yesterday was snnhh,H Kv
President Taft at the executive offices
or the White House, was the center of
much interest today on the floor of the
House of Representatives.
When asked If he would give further
expression regarding Mr. Taft's treatment
of him, Mr. Harrison said that so far as
he was concerned, the Incident was
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