Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, June 15, 1910, Page 3, Image 3

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Democratic Members, Hoto
ever, Will Submit Minority
Report Later.
fied Burden of Proving Rea
sonableness of Hate Is
Placed on Railroads. .
m cruntinued From First Page.)
provisions of both the House and Sen
ate bills In regard to the appearance of
parties in proceedings in the Commerce
Court by intervening, or on motion or
otherwise, -was retained. ,
Agent Must Be Designated.
Under a Senate amendment adopted,
railroads will be required to designate
an egent in Washington to receive
service in any proceeding against it.
The conference report leaves out the
House provision extending the existing
law to water transportation between
the Hawaiian Islands and also over the
district of Alaska.
The House provision requiring rail
roads to provide reasonable facilities
for operating through routes and for
the exchange and return of rolling
stocks is retained.
The report retains the House provi
sion requiring railroads to establish and
enforce reasonable classification of
property for transportation and regula
tions as to classifications, rates, tickets,
receipts and bills of lading.
The provision placing telegraph, tele
phone and cable companies under the
jurisdiction of the Commission is that
adopted by the House, with a further
provision agreed on in conference that
messages be classified into day, night,
repeated, unrepeated, night letter, com
mercial, press. Government and such
other classes as are just and reasonable,
. and authorizing different rates for dif
ferent classes of messages.
Use of Franks Limited.
In respect to the use of the telephone,
telegraph and cable franks, it is pro
vided that they shall not be prohibited
when used by officers, agents, employes
and their families.
The House provision for the physical
valuation of railroads was stricken out,
hut the amendment authorizing the
owner of a railroad branch line to re
quire a main line of railroad to make
proper connection was retained.
The House provision on the subject of
long and short hauls, which is desig
nated to prohibit railroad a from charg
ing a higher rate for a short than for a
long distance was amended to read as
"Whenever a carrier by railroad shall,
in competition with a water route or
routes, reduce the rates on the car
riage of any species of freight to or
from competitive points, it shall not be
permitted to increase such rates unless,
after hearing by the Interstate Com
merce Commission, it shall be found
that such propositions rests upon con
ditions other than the elimination of
"wafer competition."
Provision Is Less Radical.
This provision was added in lieu of
the far more radical provisions Intro
duced by Senators Simmons and Bur
ton and added by the Senate.
A Senate amendment submitted by
Shively of Indiana, authorizing ship
pers to sue railroads for damages re
sulting from misquotation of rates,
was eliminated. The House amend
ment to prescribe a penalty for at
tempting to obtain advantage in t-e
matter of rates through false repre
sentations was retained. The conferees
also accepted the House provision strik
ing out the specific language of tl-.e
present law as to the objects about
which complaints fhay be riled and au
thorizing the Commission to make in
vestigations on its own motion to the
same extent as though complaint had
been filed.
In retaining the Senate provisions
authorizing the suspension of an in
creased rate for 10 months and putting
the burden of proof upon the railroad
as to the reasonableness of such in
crease the conferees added a provision:
"The Commission shall give to the
hearing and decision of such question
preference over all other questions
pending before it. and decide same
as speedily as possible."
Waybill Amendment Omitted.
Senator Paynters amendment requir
ing tho issuance of waybills indicating
the old and the increased rates and to re
quire railroads to reimburse shippers for
the amount of the increase in the event
the commission declared It unjust was
stricken out.
The House provision authorizing the
commission to make through rates be
tween suburban or Interurban and steam
railroads was retained.
Railroads un dtheir agents will be pro
hibited, through the retention of a Sen
ate amendment, from disclosing informa
tion concerning a shipper's business ex
cept under due process of court.
The conferees struck out the Senate
provision requiring the commission to
make an analysts of classifications and
tariffs every six months.
Senator Overman's amendment in ref
erence to interlocutory injunctions that
restrain the action of state officers was
accepted by the conferee's.
Koth the House and Senate provided
that the new bill shall take effect 60 days
after passage.
The conferees, however, inserted a pro
vision that section 12. including the right
of the commission to suspend proposed
rate increases, and section 16, which au
thorizes the cimmission to appoint a com
mittee to study stocks and bonds, shall
take effect immediately.
Five-Year-Old Takes Interest in
Current Kvents and lxK-al Option.
GIRARD, Kan., June 14. Marcus
Karr. who was o years old last month.
Is an infant prodigy. He has btgr brown
eyes and red hair. He takes a marked
Interest in current events. He Is par
ticularly interested in prohibition and
local option.
Before he was 4 years old his mother
Jotted down several of Marc's orig
inal sayings and published them in a
magazine under the caption "Remarks
of Marcus." These sayings exhibit a
highly-developed Imagination.
Most of Marc's flights of imagination
are based on the wonderful experiences
of "Doggie." a mythical playmate who
Is sometimes a great, tall man, who has
feet so Dig that he can kick a foot
ball over the sun before breakfast, and
at other times, so small that he can
I be carried around In Marc's clenched
' Marc has never received any train
ing except that which he got at his
mother's knee, and his wise sayings
have made him very popular with his
readers and his neighbors in Girard.
Wonderful Serre Displayed Follow
ing Being Crushed by Train.
NEW YORK, June 14. With one leg
completely severed and the other so
crushed that it was amputated later,
William Hartung, of Floral Parle, L. I.,
who had been run over by a Long Isl
and railroad train at the Jamaica Sta
tion, calmly smoked a cigarette while
awaiting the arrival of an ambulance.
When Dr. James K. Donoghue, of St.
Mary's Hospital, Jamaica, arrived Har
tung was still smoking, bitting with his
back propped against a fence and sur
rounded by a group of men who had re
moved him from beneath the train. Dr.
Donoghue did not know who had been
injured until he asked:
"Who is the man who was hurt?
"I am," replied the victim; "look at
my legs."
Realizing that a quick operation was
necessary, the physician had Hartnng
placed in the ambulance. Just as they
were about to drive off the injured man
calmly spoke to the physician, saying,
"Say, don't forget to bring my other
leg with me."
At the hospital it was said that the
patient was doing well, though there
were but few chances of his recovery.
"If the man recovers," said Dr.
Donoghue, "it will be simply because of
his wonderful nerve. I never saw such
a display of nerve before."
Little Hands Are Eager to Rescue
Endangered Sweets.
NEW YORK, June 13. One of the
most largely attended fires that have
occurred in Brook avenue in some time
happened in Harris Joseph's candy shop
at No. 453, at an hour when more than
300 children had no conflicting engage
ments. Their attendance became so en
thusiastic when firemen began to throw
candy, toys, tops, tin whistles and other
necessaries of life Into the street that
the lines the police- had drawn about
the burning establishment lost all their
The children crowded on the side
walk Just outside the shop and reached
eager hands for the salvage. Fearful
that some of these volunteer firemen
would be hurt the regular firemen
turned the hose on them and only then
they consented to leave.
There would not have been any fire
at all had not the young daughter of
the proprietor been such a frugal per
son. When a cent that had been in
vested with her father, for a dish of
ice cream rolled under a counter the
daughter of the house pursued it with
a lighted match. Some fancy tissue
paper did the rest.
Brooklynite, Supposed Suffering
From Nightmare, Tases Plunge.
XEW YORK, June 14. Suffering from
shock that attended a fall from the sec
ond story of his house in Brooklyn, Solo
mon Levy, said to be 108 years old, is
not expected to live. He was practically
uninjured by his fall, suffering only a
bruise of the hip, but through fright and
shock lost consciousness, which he has
not yet regained. The fall was the result
of a nightmare. It is believed.
Mr. Levy was sleeping in a front room.
He was seen by passers by to climb out
of the window to the cornice. He top
pled over the edge before any one could
catch him. ,
The aged man is almost blind and very
feeble. His wife is 46 years old. He is
a charter member of Dan Lodge, Free
Sons of Israel, and an organizer of the
Wyona-Street Temple.
Jersey Man Wants to See How It
AVill Look to Others.
NEW BRUNSWICK," N. J., June 14. "If
I am alive next Memorial day I Intend
to decorate my own grave, float a. flag
above it and ha-e my picture taken," de
clares James Townsend, of School street,
Milltown, a member of the local G. A. R.,
who is now making his own funeral ar
rangements. "It will be the only way I
can see how I will look at my own grave."
Mr. Townsend recently purchased a
metallic coffn. Some years ago he bought
a grave in Van Liew Cemetery here and
has made a practice of decorating his
grave every Memorial day since.
His wife is buried In Van Liew Ceme
tery and on the tombstone is his own in
scription, together with that of his wife.
The only vacant detail is the date of his
Aged Animal Becomes Too Active
and Brittle Member Snaps.
HARRISBURG-, Pa., June 14. Nig, the
Harrlsburg police dog, who Is protected
from death ' by popular opinion, has un
dergone another experience. Nig is be
yond the allotted age of dogs, but the
suggestion that he be put out of the way
has aroused too much feeling and he
still haunts the police station.
The dog's latest experience was the loss
of the tip of his tail. The aged canine's
bones have become brittle, and in wag
ging a welcome to Chief George the dog
banged his tail against a door and lost
the tip.
Desk Policeman Charles Fleck took the
first-aid package and fastened on the tip
with adhesive plaster.
Youth Operated Vpon for Pressure
on Brain Gone AVith $50.
TOLEDO. Ohio, June 14. It was ' re
ported to the police that Harold Hurley,
19. who three years ago was the first
patient in this country to be operated on
to relieve a pressure on the brain in the
hope of correcting tendencies in the boy,
has disappeared with $50 of his employ
er's money. Hurley was employed In a
trusted position by a shoe company. He
was sent to the bank this morning with
$50 to deposit. He failed to go to the
bank and has not been heard of since.
Young Hurley since the operation has
borne a good reputation up to this time.
Alaskan Posts Changed.
June 14. (Special.) General Marion J.
Maus, Commander of the Department
of the Coulmbla who Is making a tour
of Alaska, reached Egebrt today, ac
cording to telegraphic advices received
here. He has ordered that Fort Egbert
be reduced in size Hereafter the staff
there will compose two commissioned
offlcers,30 enlisted men of the 16th In
fantry, and a few men from the Sig
nal Corps Fort Seward will be en
larged, and thre will be the headquart
ers of the Battalion of the 16th Infan
try, which will succeed the 22d Infan
try, which Is returning to Texas this
Bottle -of Bleached Article
x Blown Up in Court.
Chemists Tell of Injurious Effect or
Doctored Article on Stomach and
Show Biscuits Made Pink by
Nitrites It Contains.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 14. The
contents of a bottle, said by Government
attorneys to have contained bleached
flour, exploded during the "bleached
flour" trial here today. ' It was while
Professor 8. F. Acre, of the chemistry
department of Johns Hopkins University,
was on the stand that the explosion oc
curred. "WJiat caused it?" asked an attorney.
"The formation of peroxide gas in the
flour," answered the professor. "De
composition as well as bleaching would
cause gas to form in flour," he ex
plained. .
On cross-examination the professor ad
mitted that there were .nitrites in air,
rainwater and melted snow.
Alfred Steigel,. professor of clinical
medicine In the University of Pennsyl
vania, testified that nitrites, when in
troduced into a human body, .lowered the
grade of the blood, depressed the circu
lation, had an injurious effect on the
muscular tissues and excited injuries to
the stomach and intestinal tracts by im
pairing Indigestion. He added that in
50 years of practice he had never seen
a case of nitrite poisoning.
Miss Hanna L. Wesslyng. of the Gov
ernment food laboratory, Chicago,
brought' into court biscuits of her own
baking. The biscuits had been made by
Miss Wesslyng from some of the flour
seized by the Government. Those which
had been subjected to the Greiss reagent
test were pink. Biscuits made from un
bleached flour subjected to the same test
retained their normal color. Miss Wess
lyng said the pink color indicated the
presence of nitrites.
$20 Bills, Yellow Powder and In
cantations Drive Out "Devils,"
but Failure Causes Arrest,
NEW YORK, June 13. Mrs. Carmelo
Rubino, of 30 Grand street, is a charm
ing woman. If witnesses who testified
in Jefferson Market spoke truly, she
can charm "devils" out of your house.
disease out of your body and money
out or your pocketbook mostly the
latter. In short, Mrs. Rubino Is accused
of being the most successful exponent
of modern witchcraft now practicing
sorcery in New York City.
Mrs. Rubino was arrested on com
plaint of the Medical Society, and Mrs.
Leonora Buffano, of 60 Wallace ave
nue, Jersey City, was the principal wit
ness against her.
Mrs. Buffano said she first visited
the seeress about March 1, and asked
to be cured of stomach trouble .
According to her affidavit, Mrs. Ru
bino rubbed a yellow powder on her
chest, muttering strange incantations
the while, among which the only dis
tinguishable words were "Twenty dol
lars, please." ,
Mrs. Buffano said she paid the twen
May secure steady work manufacturing high-grade
machinery, with modern tool equipment, in a com
fortable, well-lighted shop. Wages $3.50 up to the
limit of a good man's earning capacity, working 9
hours per- day. No professional strike-breakers or
trouble mongers need apply. -
Yon Better
'June 17 and 24. July 5 and 22. Aug. 3. Sept. 8 and 22
Are on sale via the
You can purchase these Round Trip Excursion Tickets to the
East on those dates or any time prior thereto, for use on those
dates or thereafter within limits prescribed by tariffs. Ninety
days are allowed for return, to October 31. Stopovers allowed
in both directions.
To St. Paul and return . . ?GO.OO
To Chicago and return 72.50
To New York and return. .108.50
To Pittsburg and return . . 91.50
To St. Louis and return. . . 67.50
These are a few of the low fares. Like reduction
to many other points.
Yellowstone National Park
Season June 15 to September 15.
Visit the Park en route.
Fares quoted, berth reservations made, full information at
N. P. Ry. City Ticket Office, 255 Morrison Street,
A. D. Charlton, Assistant General Passenger Agent.
ty and two days later received a re
turn call from the wizardess at the
witching hour of midnight, in her Jer
sey City home.
After a weird conversation with the
unseen, according to the testimony,
Mrs. Rubino declared the house was
"full of devils." To be rid of them,
Mrs. Buffano must put $55 in a pan
and cover the - money with sand. It
was done with great solemnity and
awe. and the seeress, according to Mrs.
Buffano, took, tire pan away, promising
to bury it in a vacant lot. The devils
would follow the money, she said. And
sure enough, after that night, there
were no more devils In the house.
But the illness of Mrs. Buffano con
tinued, and three or four days later
she again visited Mrs. Rubino. This
time there was more yellow powder,
but the seance was completed with a
wonderful ceremony of tying a blue
ribbon' around Mrs. Buffano's left leg.
Twenty dollars more, please. And Mrs.
Buffano was invited to call again.
She testified that when she did so,
the seeress informed her that her eld
est son would soon be arrested on a
charge of murder, unless a charm
worth $35 was purchased right away.
Mrs. Buffano bought the charm. And
sure enough, her son was not arrested
for murder.
Witchcraft obviously was doing so
much for the family that Leonard Buf
fano decided to accompany his wife on
a visit to the charmer, to see if she
could cure his rheumatism. He says he.
too, was rubbed with yellow powder
$20 worth. But he did not know what
Mrs.. Rubino discovered through his
She wouldn't tell him, either. She
told Mrs. Buffano. He was going to
desert his family that is, unless he
was charmed out of the notion.
This was a hard one, though. Yellow
powder wouldn't do it. According to
the testimony, the sorceress clipped
the finger nails of the client's right
hand, wrapped the clippings In a $20
bill kindly furnished by Mrs. Buffano,
.and tied the package with shreds from
Mrs. Buffano's clothing. It was then
deposited in a mystic urn, and Well,
did Mr. Buffano desert his family? He
did not. When he heard about what he
had escaped he gave the sorceress a
$10 bonus for her good work.
But then Mrs. Conchetta Spenella's
daughter became ill. and. the Spenellas
being neighbors of the Buffanos, Mrs.
Buffano advised a visit to Mrs. Rubino.
After several treatments, according
to the testimony, the girl died, and
instantly everybody concerned lost
faith in Mrs. Rubino's charms. They
say they demanded some of their
money back, and were warned that a
spell would be cast on them if they
told the police.
"Now I understand why thev used
to burn witches," remarked Magistrate
Kernochan. who held the Rubino wom
an under $500 bond for trial.
Building: Begins at 8 o'clock and
Closes at 6 P. M.
PEORIA. Til.. .Tuna It a.., .1..,,.,
- - - ..)-. 1 1.1 V1113 v. .ii-
tral Church, built in ten hours during
ine oay, oy isu memDers of the congre
gation. The church was perfect in its
cuuipieiiuii anu js electrically lighted,
with an electric sign above the entrance
Thft buildiflfir iK AL font Inner A . 1 .1
- a ... - - . . ... ' ' .-1. r i m ,
and 12 feet high inside. Under the super
vision of D. C. Chaffee, who planned the
structure, 190 men started work at 8
O'clock in thA mnrnlnr A C ' I .i. i
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the evening the chimes of the other
vnureires tnrougnout tne city announced
the coniDletion of th c)n.t,.,
Tclesrams of congratulation from a
score of Christian churches throughout
tuts uuuniry were received
Astoria Elks Honor Flag.
ASTORIA. Or.. June 14 (Special.)
Astoria Lod ISO R p n u i. 1 , i .
second annual patriotic services' in honor
i mo oinn 01 tne American flag this
eveninsr nt Its hall In t
building. Among those who took part
were Captain George W. Wood. James J
Johnson. C. T. Crosby, Mrs. George War-
, n.. bounce, jn. l. Jonnson, Mrs
E. B. Lehy and G. C. Fulton.
Amige Nt
Bull Run Pipeline Operations
Under Way.
FIRM TO SPEND $200,000
Contractors tease Valuable Tract for
Yards and Will .Trade Largely
Through Base Camp Will Ac
commodate Over 60 Men.
GRESHAM. Or.. June 14. (Special.)
Gresham has been selected as tho base
of operations of the Schaw-Batcher Com
pany, contractors for the new Bull Run
pipeline Into the City of Portland. The
company's offices will be established here
and all operations directed from this
A piece of property has been leased
from H Schwedler alongside the track
of the O. W. P. Railway, where a switch
has been put in and two platforms have
been erected to facilitate the handling of
the pipes.
Yards Cover Big Area.
A donkey engine and . traveling crane
are being set up at the southeast corner
of the yard. The sidetracks are 870 feet
long and will accommodate a full train
of cars, of which six are to be unloaded
each day during the 'progress of the
A roadway Is being graded from Powell
street to the yard and around the plat
forms, which will be planked and
graded. The company has secured a pit
from the county just north of town from
which it will take 10.000 cubic yards of
gravel, most of which will be used to
underlay the pipe through the clay for
mations which have heretofore been the
cause of much trouble by rusting holes
tnrougn the pipe now in use.
Six heavy wagons have been fitted up
for dining and sleeping quarters. They
will accommodate about 60 men and are
being furnished with ranges, bunks and
a complete outfit of utensils and' dishes.
Six other heavy wagons have also been
set up with solid platforms, on which
will rest donkey engines, compressors
and air receivers.
Gresham to Get Trade. t
The company has announced Its in
tention of making all purchases possible
in Gresham. The 12 wagons were fitted
up by local machinists and contracts for
provisions are being made through local
houses. It is stated that the company's
expenditures here during construction
will amount to $200,000.
A 40-horsepower traction engine is due
to arrive soon for hauling the loaded
wagons where needed.
Good tobacco
alone does not
make a satisfy
ing smoke, i It
is the workman
ship the skill
the great care
exercised in se-lecting-and
blending Ithe
A mais paper
wrapper and a
cooling mouth
piece are added
details that go
to make Obak
Cigarettes the
nearest attain
able standard of
San Fraadaoo
Picture Framing
Wednesday's Specials
Fine Tailored Repp Suits
Women's fine tailored Repp Suits of imported Repp in
natural, light blue and white. Made in a perfectly plain
tailored style, with 32 inch jacket, single breasted and
plaited skirt.
$10.00 Lingerie Dresses
Made in belted princess style of fine allover Hamburg
embroidery. Trimmed with insertion and tucking, In
light blue and white.
$2.00 Black Petticoats
These petticoats are made of the best quality black
heatherbloom and sateen, in a variety of styles. Extra
full and well made.
Matting Suit Cases $1.95
Lined throughout with
leather protected corners
side pocket and tape straps.
$4.50 Suit Cases $3.45
Of light weight fiber
Inside pocket and inside
and protected corners.
inch sizes.
Special Sale of White India Linen
Every yard of our immense stock of white India Linen
at great reduction in prices.
Extra Special Sale Floss
Here are the best quality floss pillows at special prices.
16-in. Pillows 19c 18-in. Pillows 29c 20-in. Pillows 37c
22-in. Pillows 46c 24-in. Pillows 54c 26-in. Pillows 69c
Special in New Alarm
Butler finish brass alarm clocks in L'art Nouveau oblong
shape Thirty-hour clock with alternating alarm and
manual stop. Keeps perfect time.
e of Books for Graduation
Books of standard authors in gift editions. Harrison
Fisher books, the Christy books, the Henry Hutt picture
book, books of school and college life. . Shakespeare in
handy volume editions, leather bound and in leather case.
only expert lace teacher in Portland. Every day in the week.
Quicker Time
To the East
WHAT TRAIN? Burlington-Northern Pacific Mississippi Val
ley Express via Billings, electric lighted, high-class
through train of chair cars, tourist and standard sleepers
and dining cars.
HOW MUCH QUICKER? Two hours and a half to Denver,
Lincoln, Omaha, Kansas City and Missouri Valley points.
ANOTHER GOOD REASON: This faster schedule puts you
into Denver 8 :25 A. M. and Kansas City 8 :40 P. M. and
is one more good reason why you should use one of the
several Burlington through trains via Billings, Denver or
- St. Paul, in planning your Eastern trip. All Burlington
through trains are electric lighted throughout with the
dynamo system; it requires a corps of 60 electricians to
maintain the Burlington's perfect system of train lighting-,
REDUCED RATES: Watch current advertisements of east
bound special rates ; they apply via the Burlington. Let
the folder and map tell 'you the possibilities of diversa
tours via the Burlington
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