Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, April 01, 1911, Image 1

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VOL. LI NO. 15,709.
New York Insurgents
He Takes Selection of Candi
date From Their Hands.
Triumphant Yell of Tammany Fill
Hall and Hrpubllcan Lradrrs
Taunt Insurgents on Hating
Taken Tammany Man.
f 1I.BJXT. V. Y- Virrh 31 Sunrvma
Curt Juatlca Jtmri Alnyalua O'Gor
man. Democrat, of New Tork City, via
elected United States Senator tonight
by the Lea;!a!ature. after the most pro
tracted trojrr!e over t Ma position ever
held In the Empire state. On the final
ballot, the sixty-fourth, he received IIS
votea to to cast for fhauncey M. Ie
pe w. whose term expired March 4 last.
At the close of a day of almost con
tinuous negotiations, the Insurgents
capitulated and Justice O'Gorman was
lcte.L A few minutes before the bal
lot was cast Justice" CUorman's resig
nation from the bench was filed at the
office of the Secretary of State, aa a
constitutional provision would have
prohibited his election while holding
the office of Justice of the Supreme
Wild applause marked the end of
the Ions; contest, and the Legislature,
driven from the capltol by Wednesday's
fire, quickly adopted a resolution ad
journing until April 17.
Insurgent Yield at Last.
Governor Dlx expressed gratification
tonight at the result. Charles F. Mur
phy, leader of Tammany Hall, who for
weeks has been striving to bring about
the election of Mr. S'heehan. expressed
himself as highly pleased at the out
come. Last night It was understood a Sen
ator would be selected today from a
list of eleven submitted by tne Insur
gents. Early this morning Murphy
cam to Albany and colnrldentally re
ports were spread that O'Gorman had
been selected as the choice of the I dem
ocratic organisation. The Insurgents,
who had about made up their minds
to enter the caucua upon the assurance
that no names would be submitted out
side of their list of eleven, balked at
this changed programme. They failed
to appear at the morning caucua and a
postponement was had until 2 o'clock.
Meantime a committee representing
the regulars was arguing with the In
surgents, who were In conference at
the home of their leader. Senator
Roosevelt, and finally 14 of them voted
to put an end to the atruggle by ac
cepting Justice O'Gorman. One did not
vote, and the other eight were record
ed against this proposition.
Tammany Yell Wltl; Joy.
It waa about I o'clock when the
caucua reconvened. As a contingent of
Insurgents filed Into the chamber, a
burst of applause greeted them.
"It s O'Gorman. someone yelled, and
then the din became d.ufrnlni(. And
O'Gorman It was when the first ballot
was concluded. The result showed a
totAl of 100 present and voting, appor
tioned In thla way: Jamea A. O'Gorman.
1: William P. Sheehan. 23: Isadnr
Straus, t: tK Cady Herrlck. 4: John I.
Kernan. 1; Alton B. Parker. 1; William
Sulxer. 1.
The vote for O'Gorman was then
made unanimous.
(senators Roosevelt and Bird. fol
lowed by other Insurgents who had not
participated In the caucus, filed Into
the chamber to mingled cheers and
Tarn-ma-nee" sang out someone.
and half the members Joined In the
chorus, drowning the tlce of the
Speaker. In vain he pounded the desk
with the gavel. Members were hug
glng one another In their Joy at thl:
ending of the weary strugvle and they
continued to howl and sing and scream.
Bracket! Tannl.s Insurgents.
"The House will please be In order.'
persisted the Speaker.
"Tow. yow T" screeched the assem
blare. "Tam-ma-nee!
It was some minutes before quiet
could be restored and the formal rail
fVatlon of the caucus decree began.
When the name of Fenator Bracket,
minority leader, was called, he arose
and taunted the Insurgents, saying that
after they had refused to support one
man. the choice of a majority of the
party, because of hl relations with
Tammany Hall, they "had Anally Joined
In the election of one who has been In
finitely closer .to, and more potential
In. that organization than has Mr.
Assembly Leader Merrttt. Repub
lican, had something to say In the same
tjtn. To them Senator Wagner and
Assemblyman Smith, majority leaders
of the two houses, retorted In ltke
si IrlL. A hush of expectancy fell over
the chamber when Senator Roosevelt's
name was called.
"Two months ago, said the Insur
ant leader, "several Democratic mem-
aCimw lyld ea J age 4.
Railroad's Conscience. Fund Rtcner
by fS.40 rr Trip Taken
Three Years Ago.
Conscience-stricken travelers ap
peared at Portland railroad offlcea yea
terday to pay for rldea taken without
the knowledge of the officials.
A young ninn appeared at the city
ticket offlce of the O.-W. R. X. Co.
to fulfill his promise of three months
k.rnr. that h would Day for a aeries
of rides taken on the "blind baggage
between various points on tli line. He
had explained to C, W. Stinger, city
ticket agent, that three years before he
had traveled from Troutdale to Hood
River, from The Dallea to Deschutes,
and from John Pay to Portland without
paying his fare. He wanted to know
the cost of first-class transportation
for these trips. It was 13.40. Ho left.
savin that he mould come In and pay
as soon aa he earned that much money
He paid the money yesterday.
"I'll sleep better tonight." he con
flded to Mr. Stinger, and left the otTlce
A stranger visited the general pas
senger offices of the 0.-W. R. & N. Co.
to present his esse. When he explained
that his "free rides' had been obtained
In Colorado, he waa sent to the Denver
Rio Grande agency, on Third street
He told how. several years ago. he rode
on the "bumpera" from Grand Junc
tion to Sallda. Colo.
"I want to pay," ha said.
"What do you want to cay forT
asked Ed Duffy.
"I've eeen the light. I've got ealva
tlon." was the reply.
Receipt of money from conscience
stricken Individuala Is not uncommon.
The Itema for which repentant onea re
mit vary from etolen transportation to
atolen property. A former employe re
cently aent In cash to pay for brasa
mountings taken Trom an engine on the
"juthern Pacific A settler who had
burned some railroad ties without the
knowledge of the railroads likewise
sent In his remittance a short time
Il.gntrd Man Cancels Naturalisa
tion Papers Following Suit.
OLYMPIA. Wash.. March SI. (Spe
cial.) Distrusted because he lost a
Justice-court suit In Seattle against the
Northern Pactflc Railroad. K. Cotterlll.
who waa born In England, had his nat
uralization papers cancelled and today
he left Olympla with more disgust than
ever against American 'n.itltuUons.
He says that In his t untry a poor
man can get Justice but in Wash
ington, he says. lie cannot get his case
to the Supreme Court because there Is
not money enough Involved and, even
If there was. he had no funds. He
called on the Attorney-General and
the Labor Commissioner today but waa
told they could do nothing for him.
Cotterlll went to work for the rail
road and protested because the com
pany deducted for hla board. He sued
for the difference between the wages
and the amount paid him. his board
and hospital dues being deducted.
Salmon, Mocked From Spawning
Grounds, Aid Anglers Today.
THE DALLES. Or.. March a. (Spe
cial.) Because a achool of salmon trout,
at the mouth of Mill Creek, near the
O.-W. R. A N". tunnel, could not run up
the creek to spawn, the County Clerk did
a "landofflce business" today. SI licenses
being Issued to anglers.
The tunnel bed Is higher than the orig
inal bed of Mill Creek, where It runs Into
the Columbia, and at the present low
stage of the big river, the salmon can-.
not Jump It. The fishermen sit on th
rocks at the mouth of the tunnel on the
north side of the fill and pu'.l the fish
out. Most of them bring aaay a good
string of the trout. 10 to IS inches In
Financial Manager of Great Circus
Organization Stricken.
XEW YORK. Marca IL (3poclaL Otto
Ring'.tng. second of the famous family
of brothers who now control a greater
part of the circus bueincrw of this coun
try. dd today after an attack of heart
Otto Rlnctlng was financial manager of
the Klnfllng Br-.. and had directed some
of the great changes snd combinations
which have occurred In circus affairs In
the last ten years.
lie lived In apartment No. 6V Fifth
avenue with the family nf hla brother,
Jolin. The native town of the Rlngllngs
ie Ilaraboo, Wis mt.ere also la the head
quarters of their shows. It la likely that
the body villi be taken there for burial.
Cowboys Expect to Go Front Denver
to New York- In Eight Weeks.
DENVER; March 31. To prove the
supremacy of the Western cow pony,
three Colorado cowboys. G. A. Morse,
George Harris and John Gnbln. will
ride from Denver to New Tork city,
starting April 8.
They will have only six horses In
their string, each day riding three and
using the others as pack animals.
They hope to reach New York In eight
weeks, thereby establishing a record
for long-distance riding,
High Officials Reduced
to Lower Positions.
Service Declared to Suffer
From Poor Supervision.
Postmaster-General Takes Stern
Measures to Bring Service lp
to Date Business Methods
Being Antiquated.
WASHINGTON. March Sl.-Drastic ac
tion was taken tonight by Postmaster-
General Hitchcock to effect a reorganl
tatlon of the Railway Mall Service. A
dozen changes of the most Important of
ficers were made by Mr. Hitchcock aa a
result of a careful Investigation and con
Theodore Ingalls, of Kentucky, super
intendent of the division of rural malls.
was appointed general superintendent of
the Railway Malls Service at $4000 a
year, in succession to Alexander Grant,
who waa transferred to St. Paul. Minn.,
aa a division superintendent, a reduction
to $30W.
Several Officials Reduced.
Norman Perkins, division superintend
ent at St. Paul, becomes superintendent
of the Washington division, succeeding
Charles W. Vlckery. who Is appointed
chief clerk of the Cincinnati division.
vice A. J. Ball, reduced to railway postal
clerk. .
Clyde M. Reed, district superintendent
at Cleveland, was appointed superintend
ent of the Cincinnati division to succeed
Charles Rager, - who was reduced snd
appointed chief clerk of the Atlantic di
vision In place of John F. Blodgett, re
moved. John C. Koons, postofflce Inspector In
the Washington division, was appointed
railway mall superintendent In charge of
the Cleveland division.
George C. Thompson, formerly superln-
rndent of division of supplies, Postofflce
Department, and now In charge at Aus
tin. Tex., was appointed superintendent
of the division of rural malls in suc
cession to Mr. Ingalls.
Charles B. Anderson. Inspector In
charge at St. Louis, will succeed Mr.
Thompson ss Inspector in charge at Aus
tin, and Director George Daniel, of the
New Tork division, was appointed In
spector In charge at St, Louis.
Supervision Has Been Poor.
The affairs of the Railway Mall Service
were overhauled thoroughly by Mr.
Iltchcock personally and the outcome Is
the most sweeping change ever made In
Its history.
While signing the necessary orders for
the changes. Mr. Hitchcock said:
"The Investigation which we conducted
so long and carefully indicated clearly
(Concluded oo Pass &.)
The Weather.
TESTER DAY'S Maximum temperature, 75
dgreea: minimum. 47 decrees.
TODAY'S Increanlnff cloudiness, followed
by showers; cooler; southerly winds.
Errtcore, hend of Cumorra, makes dramatic
scene at trwl. Page 1.
Mexican rebels abandon field at Urea after
two days' battle. 2ae J.
Mexican rebel forces take Santa Barbara.
Face 'J.
Postmaster-General makes radical changes
am on c railway mutl officials, condemn
In old methods. Page 1.
Interstate Board hears W. w Wheeler, of
an Francisco, contend for Coast termi
nal rates. Page 3.
Knox and Bry?e begin negotiation of per
manent arbitration treaty. Page 2.
Lafferty prepares bills to open lands to set'
tiers. Pa K 4.
Hint of scandal seen behind transfer of
$l.5H),O4r0 property by multimillionaire
to tils wife. Page 3.
Rich man murdered, declares Coroner's Jury,
and woman Is held. Page 4. 1
Richard B. Stack, acquitted of kidnaping
boy. disappears before new writ can be
served. Page 1.
Cowboys want to kill kidnapers who get $12,-
OUO. Page Z.
Judce Jamea -A. O'Gorman elected Senator
from New York, page 1.
Results In Pacific Coast T.eague: Ios An
geles 5, Portland 1 ; San Francisco 1 1
Vernon 2 ; Oakland 7, Sacramento 5.
Page 7.
W. W. McCredle, back, says Portland will
win two lull pennants, page 7.
Wolgast gives LaGrave terrible beating In
live rounds, page 7.
DIsbrow wins 300-mile auto race, breaking
two world s records. Page 7.
1 arlflc North, vent.
Umatflla Indians sever last cord which make
them wards of Uncle Sam. Page 6.
Western Oregon fruitgrowers would form
central selling agency. Page 6.
Pacific University may soon secure Came
gte library. Page A.
Ex-Representative McCredlo scores Bourne's
trickery in political game at Washington.
Page 0.
Vancouver High School defeats Wenatchee
In debate. Page 6.
University of Oregon debaters defeat Uni
versity of M'aahlngton and Stanford Uni
versity on ship subsidy question. Page 5.
Olympta anxiously watching trade war on
between bound cities and Portland.
Page 3 4.
Commercial and y.arln.
Buyers contract for hops before they are
planted. Page 19.
Late apple sales at best prices of season.
Pane 1.
Wool active at Boston at expense of values.
Page 19.
Only bearish news In the wheat pit. Page 19.
New Port Commi-sion makes formal de
mand for property and records. Page 18.
portutJDd and Vicinity.
Mayor vetos fender ordinance; seee hidden
purpose to legalize freight traffic Page
Divorce denied because couple agree on sep
aration. Page 13.
Ordinance for municipal paving plant pre
pared for submission to voters, l'age 0.
F. A. Vanderllp indorses passage of Aldrlch
banking bill, l'age 10.
Lombard declnr.- "Inner Circle" of Coun
cil and Kufhlight have secret pa:t Pag
Portland Rre Society demands $1000 from
Rose Festival Association. Page 13-
Rallway to emphasise Importance of hog In.
dustry. Psge 12.
Toung man who steals rides on "blind bag
gage" pays fare at nrst-ciass rates.
Page 1.
March statistics show growth of Portland.
Page 1.
Lincoln High School rooters appear In socks
of flaming hues. Page ii
Employing Job printers refuse employes de
mand for wage increase, fuge u.
re Jeuejie Seriously Injured When
Auto Hits Fence.
KNOXVILLE. Tenn.. March 31.
Sheldon Le Jeuene, of the Brooklyn
baseball team, was seriously Injured In
an automobile crash late this after
noon. He waa one of a party of four
taking a ride over the city.
The car smashed Into a fence and
was demolished. Others In the party
received slight bruises.
March Bank Clearings
Break All Records.
$50,000,000 MARK PASSED
Building Permits and Stamp
Sales Reveal Big Gains.
I'ortland Maintains Onward March
of Progress, Increases Being
Made in AH Lines Except
Real Estate Sales.
There Is no abatement in Portland s re
markable progress. March statistics of
every kind that have any bearing on
business conditions show a pronounced
advance over the figures for the corre
sponding month last year. The same
gratifying showing Is made by statistics
for the first quarter of the year. Men In
touch with trade and financial matters
say this city Is moving ahead more stead
ily and rapidly than any other In the
United States. Every prospect Is en
couraging and from all Indications ex
pansion of business In Portland will con
tinue Indefinitely.
Evidences of progress are not confined
to any one thing. Bank clearings and
balances, building permits, postal re
ceipts from sale of stamps all tell tha
same story. Perhaps the most striking
feature Is tha Increase In banking busi
ness, as shown by totals of clearings
and balances. The clearings for the
month ended yesterday, for the first time
In history passed the JoO.000,000 mark.
with a total of S1,492,539.66. The total
for March last year was $45.43,952.95, so
the Increase was $6,148,566.61, a percentage
of 13.56. The balances last month were
$6,194,813.04, as against $5,477,987.49 for the
corresponding month In 1910. an Increase
of $716.S?5.55, or 13.08 per cent.
Condition Xot Abnormal.
The highest previous month for bank
clearings was, October, last year, when
the total was $48,344,009.35. The remark
able feature of the March showing this
year Is the fact that it was not due to
any large transactions of an exceptional
nature, but was all the result of an In
creased volume of regular business. No
single day stood out above the rest for a
large total, an average being maintained
throughout the month that was remark
ably large. In this connection It should
be recalled that Portland Is leading the
cities of the United States in the net In
crease In bank clearings by weeks over
the corresponding periods of 1910.
The months of January, February
and March, the first quarter of the
year, showed bank clearings of $130,
620,186, compared with $120,095,258 for
the first quarter of 1910, a gain of 7.95
per cent.
Building permits for March showed
even a more striking advance over the
corresponding month last year. At the
(Concluded on Pase ,..)
Cleared of Kidnaping Charge, He Is
Ordered to Surrender Son to ex
Wire, but Outruns Law.
ST. LOUIS, March 31. Deputy Sher
iffs are hunting- tonight for Richard
B. Stack, multi-millionaire lumberman
of Escanaba. Mich., who, though ac
quitted toda by the Jury which tried
him on a charge of having kidnaped
his 7-year-old son, Richard III, is not
yet through with the courts here.
At 4 o'clock the verdict was given
and 60 minutes later Circuit Judge
Grimm Issued a forthwith attachment
for Stack, the elder, demanding his ap
perance to show cause why ho should
not surrender the son to Mrs. Roy E.
Burbank. the boy's mother.
Deputy Sheriffs lost no time In be
ginning a search for him, but when
they arrived at the hotel where he
stayed while his trial was on. they
found he had settled his accounts there
and removed his baggage.
During the trial the boy's where
abouts was not disclosed.
Richard B. Stack and Miss Orrlon
Allen, who is now Mrs. Roy E. Bur
bank, were married in 1901, separated
in 1907 and divorced in 1908, when Mrs.
Stack, at Spokane, AVash., was awarded
a decree, alimony in $10,000, custody of
the child and $200 monthly for his edu
cation and $1000 for attorney's fees.
Woman's Brother Causes Arrest of
Ross Morrison, of Portland.
WALLA WALLA. Wash., March 31.
Tracked by the brother of the girl
whom he is alleged to have lured from
her home, Ross Morrison, who gave his
residence as Portland, Or., but whose
home is said to be in Seattle, was ar
rested here Thursday at the request of
the Salt Lake Federal authorities, who
have Issued a warrant for his arrest
on the charge of being a "white slaver.'
Jack O'Keefe, who was with Morrison,
was also arrested and will probably
face a charge similar to that against
Following the arrest of Morrison and
O'Keefe, Mrs. Irene Hobbs Henderson,
Morrison's alleged victim, and Flo
Chandler, another girl, were arrested
by Sheriff Rand In Baker. Or.
O'Keefe gives San Francisco as his
home. Cards found on him give Ms
occupation as a "docker" or racehorse
follower at Emeryville.
Moving Variety With Sermon
In Will Draw Crowd.
LOS AXGELEa Cal., March 31. (Spe
ciaL) Salem Congregational Church this
city .is the first In the Southwest to
adopt moving pictures as a means of
arousing interest in the regular services.
The pictures will be used with the Sun
day evening, sermons, beginning next
Sunday, and Rev. B. H. Reutpohler, the
pastor, expects to attract eo many per
sons that he may have to hold extra
services two or three nights each week.
Such subjects aa "Ben Hur," "Pilgrim's
Progress," "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and
The House of the Seven Gables" are
to be shown on the screen. One of th
objects Id to aid in the movement to
eliminate indecent pictures from the
theaters and give the people good clean
entertainment free, with a sermon
thrown in.
Ex-Speaker Not Seeking Minority
Leadership In House.
WASHINGTON, March 31. Speaker
Cannon today announced his intention
not to seek the Republican leader
ship In the next House of Representa
tives, saying that he would not be
candidate for the minority nomination
for the Speakership.
Remarking on the fact that he had
held the office of Speaker for a longer
consecutive term than it ever had been
held by any other person, the Speaker
"Of this singular favor of my as
sociates in the Republican party, I am
deeDly appreciative. But as I said
at the adjournment of the recent Con
rress. I don't intend to seek the
Speakership again: and, not so intend
ing, It seems most proper that I should
avoid even a remote appearance of such
California Will Seud Flowers
Observance of Easter.
If negotiations now pending with
the San Francisco & Portland Steam-
KhlD Comoany are closed, California
will furnish a much larger proportion
than formerly of the Easter lilies that
will be used In Portland this year. The
pending deal is for the shipment of 10,-
noo lilies bv the steamship Bear, due
April 13. . ,
La Grande Railroad Shop and Yard
Crews Go Back to Work.
LA GRAXDE, Or., March 31. (Spec
ial). La Grande railroad shops and
yard crews will be put back to work to
morrow after a two-day lay-off brought
about by orders from Portland that ex
pense appropriations lor March had ex-
Erricone Rings Change
on All Emotions.
Pitiful Story Told of Innocent
-Brother's Death.
Erricone Says Informer Blackmailed
and Robbed Him, He Fled to
America, Whence Petrosino
Sent Him Back to Italy.
VITERBO, Italy, March 31. With all
the vehemence of an emotional actor
Enrico Alfans, commonly called Erri
cone, the reputed head of the Camorra,
today testified in his own defense
against the charge of instigating tho
murder of the Cuoccolos.
Beginning calmly and modestly, he
gradually raised his voice and gave his
passions play until he ceased to ap
pear the accused murderer and deliver
a series of bitter, scornful assaults on
his accusers. He expressed contempt
for Abbatemaggio, the informer, on
whose testimony the prosecution chief
ly relies.
Xot Head of Camorra, He Says.
One could have heard a pin drop
when President Blanehi commanded
Erricone to come from the prisoner's
steel cage and take a place before the
Quietly Erricone stepped forth and
assumed a natural attitude without any
attempt at the theatrical. Just in front
of the Justice's bench. He replied to
the preliminary questions in a volca
that was penetrating but not loud. Ha
denied categorically the accusations of
the informer, Gennaro Abbatemaggio.
He said he was not In a position to
condemn the Cuoccolos to death.
"The story that I have ever been tha
head of the Camorra Is a Ipcend " hn
sa,d- "r was never lts head nor Us
He admitted that in youth he was
arrogant and quarrelsome and guilty
of boyish excesses.
As the questioning proceeded Erri.
cone showed signs of irritation, finally
trembling with excitement. As the
thrusts of the President and Crown
Prosecutor went home. Erricone's faca
hardened in anger, until he looked Ilka
a savage animal about to spring upon
its prey. Suddenly he abandoned all
attempts at composure and gave free
reisn iu nia leeungs in a perorailoa
that was truly eloquent.
Ruined by Newspaper.
Erricone declared that his character
was ruined by the sensationalism of
that newspaper, the Mattlno."
Then the Carabineers damned me by
making me appear as an assassin," ho
continued. "For four years I have suf
fered persecution and martyrdom.
Constantly before my eyes is a picture
of my innocent brother dying in a
prison sell adjoining my own. In my
ears ring his laments as he passed
through the agony of death. He died
For a moment, Erricone paused, tha
only sound came from the prisoner's
cage, where Gennaro Ibelli, alleged
head of the Camorra In the Vesuvian
villages, leaning his head afjrainst tha
steel bars, cried like a child.
It was a dramatic moment and there
was a sign of relief among the specta
tors when Erricone brought his feel
ings under control and launched into a
denunciation of Abbatemaggio. He de
scribed the informer as a poor youngr
man whom he had helped by giving
him employment as a stable boy. Er
ricone said that Abbatemaggio had re
turned his generosity by stealing from
him, blackmailing him and finally try
ing to ruin him.
Abbatemaggio Always Spy.
Erricone said that Abbatemagglo's
tale of secrets confided to him by other
Camorrists was absurd.
"Abbatemaggio," he said, "was con
sidered a spy of the police. He went
into the game having nothing to fear.
When I was arrested, he took possession
and sold the harnesses in my stable."
In emphasizing what he called the ab
surdities of Abbatemagglo's accusations.
Erricone instanced the return from Torre
del Greco of the alleged assassins after
the murder of Cuoccolo. He told of tha
gathering of friends at the railway sta
tion to say farewell to Ibello and of
their drinking together.
'Even," said he, "If we were wild ani
mals, was It possible for us to act Jlka
this after murdering a man and prepar
ing to murder his wife? This is savagery
which only a criminal mind like that of
Abbatemaggio could conceive."
Erricone then described how Abbate
maggio tried to blackmail him by threat
ening to make revelations against him.
Erricone consulted a lawyer, who said
that, if he were accused, his acquittal
would be certain, but that, if he were
arrested, he would have to remain In
prison several years before his case came
to trial.
Driven Out of America.
Therefore, the prisoner said, he desired
to escape and went to New York. He
described his arrest there by Lieutenant
- Concluded on Page 3.JL
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