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PORTLAND. OREGON, Tl'KSDAY. MAY, 2, 1911.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. LI NO. 15,735.
WITH GUN By SIDE
ras is Cautious.
THREATS DO NOT WORRY HIM
But He Has Weapon Ready in
Case of Emergency.
NO IMMUNITY. PROMISED
Change of Venue Not Needed for
Accused Dynamiters Itappaport
Is to Manage Defense Vntll
LOS ANGELES, May L (Special.)
A heavy -caliber revolver within a few
Inches of the right hand of District
Attorney J. D. Fredericks, of Los An
geles County, as he sits at his desk
Just overlooking- the jail In which John
J. McNamara, James McXamara and
Ortie McManigal are confined. Indicates
more clearly than words the attention
he Is paying- to the anonymous letters
that are being received by him dally
from cranks and sympathizers with the
prisoners accused of being; dynamiters.
"The letters do not worry me," de
clared Fredericks today, but the han
dle of the revolver protruding; from ite
. leather holster on the official's desk
indicates that he was not g-tvtns;' utter
ance to his real feelings when he Trade
"Yes. there have been letters re
ceived. said Fredericks. "I have fctvro
out one of them to the preee, but t!iS
others I prefer to keep myself. There
Is no Indication of their authors, and
probably, if I knew from whom they
came. I would pay less attention to
them than I do now."
Supposed Schmidt Threatens.
The one threatening letter which
Fredericks gave out is dated New York,
April It. and is slimed M. J. Schmidt.
The writer says he is "Cocky- Schmidt,
one of the Indicted men. and after de
claring the McNamaras lnnocent.says:
"I am the man who set the bomb,
bat Burns is not smart enough to catch
me. I sail for Europe, but will return
when this trouble Is over, and If the
McNamaras are convicted. I will avenge
them. I will kill you and Burn like
dogs. If you prosecute those poor labor
men you will prosecute yourself."
'o Immunity Promised.
The District Attorney today reiter
ated his statement regarding immunity
In the case of McManlgal In the event
that the man turns states evidence
gainst the McNamara brothers. This
time Mr. Fredericks statement was
more positive tban before.
"There has been no Immunity." he
declared, "and there will be none. We
do not play the game that way.
"As far as a change of venue Is
concerned, that Is unnecessary. There
Is a big change In the population of
this city every live years. In the con
stantly changing and Increasing popu
lation there must be thousands who
have no prejudice In favor of old In
stitutions or residents. As for publle
sentiment in the matter, we don't care
for it- If we have the evidence, we
will get a verdict. If we have not.
we won't get It. that's all there Is to It.
The men will have an absolutely fair
lie declared, however, that It a
motion for a change of venue were
made, he wonld not oppose if In his
Judgment It has merit.
"I wish to give these men every as
surance of having a fair trial." said
Fredericks asserted that, so far as he
knew, there was no Intention of Issuing
new Indictments Increasing the number
of charges against the McNamaras and
lurther Arrests Secret.
The Los Angeles District Attorney
spent a busy day today In consulta
. Hon with Captain of Detectives Paul
Flammer. Superintendent Mills, of the
Burns sgency. and others. lie made
a hurried automobile trip with Flam
mer and Mills, but ho says that was
only to get up an appetite and had
nothing to do with the dynamite case.
-When do you expect further arrests
In this esse?" Fredericks was asked by
a reporter today.
"That's the question I hsve been
afraid of." he replied. "Not a word
about that subject. Not a word now.
Let the case rest for a while and let
the developments come out themselves.
There is a lot of work to be done be
fore this trial starts."
McManlgal Not a Barn Man.
Superintendent Milts, of the Burns
aacney, received a long telegrsm from
tv. J. Burns at Indianapolis today. In
the message Bums asked that Mills
make a public denial of the reports that
Ortle McManlgal had been, is or ever
was sn operative of the Buna agency
or under pay from the sgency. Burns
beard of the Western report to that ef
fect through Mills, and the telegram
today wss In rerly to Mliis telegram to
Mills held a short conversation with
McManlcal In the County Jail today la
company with t'nder-Sherlff Robert
Brain, but they did not talk concerning
Caalsdid oa Pace 3.)
CHRIS EVANS QUITS
PRISON FREE MAN
NOTORIOUS TRAIN ROBBER HAS
HIS FIRST AUTO RIDE.
Paroled Outlaw AVill Come to Port
land to Begin Life Anew
With His Family. f
SACRAMENTO, Cal.. May 1. (Spe
cial.) No one in California had a more
enjoyable May day than Chris Evans.
the notorious train robber. For the
first time In 17 years he breathed the
air of freedom. He was reunited with
the daughter who has kept up a cease
less battle to free him. and together
they began life anew.
At 7 o'clock this morning the Folsom
prison doors were flung wide for Evans
and he walked forth a free man; free
so long as he obeys the laws of the
State of California, for he has been
paroled. Ills daughter. Winnlfred. who
has year after year pled for mercy for
her father, was at the prison gate to
greet him. She had provided an auto
mobile with which to bring him to
Sacramento and the trip was made at
It was Evans first auto ride, for
autos were unknown when he was
holding up trails and battling with
posses down In Tulare -County. He
chose to leave prison by automobile
route because it would be quicker than
the Southern Pacific train and because
he hoped to avoid newspaper reporters.
Evans has none too friendly feelings
for the Southern Pacific anyway.
Evans will remain in Sacramento a
few days and will then go to Portland,
Or., where he says he hopes to And a
quiet retreat with his family in which
to spend his remaining days.
Evans, 5 years old. with one eye and
one arm shot away and his form bent
with age and trouble, says:
"All I want now Is to get off to a
quiet spot with my family, there to
regain my health and live In peace and
quiet. I'm done with fighting."
Evans has been a model prisoner.
He Is proud that never once during his
incarceration was he called "on the
carpet." He does not use tobacco or
liquor, is not profane, and has msny
ACTOR CHEERS CONVICTS
Oregon Prisoners Hear Story of
Shakespeare Expert In Stripes.
SALEM. Or, May LSpecIaL) Fred
erick Wards, the Shakespearean actor,
surprised the convicts at the penitentiary
whoa he Informed them today that the
greatest living authority on Shakespeare
la a convict In the Connecticut state
prison. Warde spoke for an hour and a
half to the convicts at the Institution.
A Shakespeare Club exists among the
prisoners and considerable Interest la
displayed In the works of the Bard of
Mr. Warde said that the Connecticut
convict had never opened a book of
8hakepeare before his incarceration,
that he was rranted no special privi
leges, and that his only opportunity to
study was In the dim light, of his cell
after working hours.
The distinguished place that this roan
holds In the eyes of Shakespearean
scholars of the day was held up by the
actor as an Incentive to the Inmates of
A Oregon prison. Governor West ac
companied Mr. Warde to the peniten
RECORD STURGEON CAUGHT
Vancouver Man Lands Fish 'Weigh
ing 1000 Pounds, 10 Feet Long.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. May 1. (Spe-
clal.) Clyde Lleser. of this city, today
captured a record-breaking sturgeon In
the Columbia River. The fish weighed
1000 oounds. measured 10 feet and B
Inches In length and was so large that
It was necessary to kill the monster
with a hatchet to save the net from de
struction. Ueser landed the sturgeon single-
handed. The season opened at noon to
day and the big one was the fisher
roan's first catch. The fish fought for
several hours before It was decided to
use the hatchet. It Is said to be the
largest sturgeon caught In the Columbia
since pioneer days.
JOHANNA GADSKI IS ILL
Singer Carried on Litter From Xew
York Hotel to Pier.
NEW YORK. May 1. (Special.)
After giving up a concert tour for
which she had a $20,000 contract at the
opera season's close, Johanna Gadskt
was today carried on a litter from the
Hotel St. Regis to the steamship Kron
Prlnx Essln Cecil le, which sails from
Hoboken for Europe tomorrow morn
ing. The singer was suffering acutely
from sciatica. Mme. Gadskt goes to
take a "cure" at a German health re
sort. She is to return to New Tork In
MEN ARE DUG OUT OF SNOW
Caretakers on Pike's Peak nave to
Burrow for Air.
COLORADO SPRINGS. CoU May 1
Three caretakers at the Summit House
on Pike's Peak, who were burled for
several hours under a deep hlanket of
snow after the storm of yesterday, have
been rescued by a relief party sent out
from the cogroad station with a moun
tain snow plow.
The imprisoned men suffered no
hardships, but were obliged to burrow
holes from the windows to get air to
Reports Conflict as to
ONE SAYS IT HAS BEEN TAKEN
Another Says Attack Was Re
pulsed by Warship.
T0P0L0BAMP0 ALSO FALLS
Slnaloa Rebels Reported to Have
Taken Pacific Port Either Suc
cess 'Would Open Way for
Importation of Arms.
NOGALES, Ariz., May 1. An uncon
firmed rumor Is In circulation here that
the rebels have captured Masatlan.
CITT OF MEXICO. May 1. Assisted
by the guns and marines of the gunboat
Tamplco, Colonel Jose Beltran yester
day repulsed the rebels who attacked
Mazatlan. according to reports received
todsy by the Department of War. The
attack was begun In the forenoon and
continued throughout the greater part
of the day.
The guns of the warship were trained
on the assailants and the large number
of deaths In their ranks Is thought to
be the work of the exploding shells.
The federal casualties are not reported.
Reports have also been received by
the War Department , of a battle today
at Chletla. state of F-uebla. The fed
erals are said to have routed their as
sailants. DOUGLAS. Arts.. May I. The cap
ture of Topolobampo, an Important port
on the West Coast. Is confirmed. The
Jefe Politico placed on the steamer
Bonlta all port funds and papers, and
with other officials sailed to Guaymas
on the steamer Carmen.
Mazatlan is one of the few Important
ports on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
It Is In the state of Slnaloa, at the en
trance of the River Mazatlan Into the
Gulf of California, and is built on trie
crest of some heights. The population
in 1900 was 17,852, but since that time
railroads have been built from the
north, connecting it with the United
States, and from the east, connecting it
with the City of Mexico, and the pop
ulation and commerce of the port have
consequently much Increased.
If It has been captured by the rebels,
Mazatlan mill be the first seaport In
their hands, and will afford them means
of Importing arms, ammunition and
particularly artillery, which they lack.
Topolobampo is also on the Paclflo
Coast, and has recently sprung into Im
portance through the- construction of
railroads and the settlement of Ameri
can colonies in the neighborhood.
AMERICANS DON'T AID REBELS
Gomes Denies They Furnish Money.
Few Fight In Ranks.
EL PASO. Tex.. May L Replying to
charges reported to have been made on
the floor of the Mexican Congress in
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INDEX TO TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, S3
degrees; minimum, -id decrees.
TODAY'S Showers, westerly winds.
Rebels reported to have taken parts of
Mazatlan and Topolobampo. Page 1.
Rebel peace delegates arrasge terms to be
demanded at conference, j'age o.
' -: National. '
Senator Stone denounces "unjust prop'
ganda" to defeat reciprocity. Page 2.
Supreme Court says Government has power
to create ana regulate xoresi reserves.
Page 2. .
Terms o( Anglo-American arbitration treaty
published In London. Page 1.
Chris Evim, notorious outlaw, quits prUcn
free roan. Page 1
Millionaire New York widow to live in Eng
land hereafter. Page 8.
Accused dynamiters will seek no delay In
trial and may not ask change ot venue.
Clew found in California murder mystery.
Wlckersham holds "progressiva'' movement
up to scorn, rage o.
Five thousand men go out en strike in Chi
cago on May 1. page X.
Onto grand jury to investigate legislative
bribery, .page 1. -Wlnter
returns to Middle West on May day.
Fire loss at Bangor. Me., fixed at I2.S00.000
to Z3.ouo.ouu. Page 3.
Thirty-five Carnegie medals and 134.000 In
money awarded. Page. 4.
Results in Northwestern League yesterday:
Vancouver e. Portland 3; Spokane , T
coma 3: Seattle 8, Victoria 7. Page 12.
Vancouver Council taftles actl and pro-fight
petitions, page li.
Happy Hogan feels confident Vernon will
nold Bearers. Page 12.
Two new leagues are organized In Portland.
one with eight, another with tour cluDs.
Vancouver bank depositors employ M. L.
Pipes as special prosecutor. Page 6.
H. H. Corey resigns as chief clerk in office
of Secretary of State. Page o.
Postal savings bank branch at Astoria opens
with good patronage. Page 4.
Tide interferes with fishing at opening of
Spring season at Astoria. Page T.
Grant County Is awaiting people, says Addi
son Bennett. page 7.
Commercial and Marine.
Several hop contracts written at IS cents.
Active trading at Portland stockyards.
Wheat firm on smaller world's shipments.
Page 19. i
Rise In Columbia and Wllamette begins.
Portland and Vicinity.
J. C. Law freed of Indictment In Lents bank
case called to give testimony. Page 11.
C'R. Gray will make no Immediate changes
In North Bank offices, page 14.
Socialists likely to be elected at Oakland,
CaL, declares resident. Page 11.
Mayoralty candidate Werleln talks to Kenton
voters. Page 10.
Julius Xnuttschnltt, vice-president cfithe
Southern Pacific, In Portland two nours,
on way to Tacoma. Page 13.
Jack Barrett, well-known Portland news
paper man. Is dead. Page 10
Mayor Simon declares he .will Instruct Act
ing Chief of Police to suppress all forms
of vice. Page 13.
Rushlight charges that Mayoralty opponent
Lombard Is assembly product. Page 10
Expert swimmer from East gives first lesson
to 200 Y. M. (J. A. boys la six-day cam
paign. Page 13.
EVERYONE'S FACE HIS OWN
Law Forbidding Use of Photographs
Without Consent Upheld.
WASHINGTON. May 1. The Supreme
Court of the United States today upheld
the constitutionality of the New Tork
statute forbidding the use of a photo
graph or name of another for trade or
advertising purposes without the per
mission of the subject.
AIR TORPEDO PERFECTED
It Is Fired From Airship to Carry
on Aerial Warfare.
BERLIN. May 1. Details of the new
aerial torpedo; on which the Krupp
firm has taken out American patents,
show that the weapon is primarily de
signed for carrying on long distance
"war In the air."
TJ. S. "SAT, COME OUT OF IT!"
GRAND JURY DIGS
FOR OHIO BRIBERY
Harmon Allows Solons
DETECTIYES TRAPPED TWENTY
Attempt of Legislature to Give
BRIBERS GLORY IN FEAT
They Have Dictaphone Record Every
Word Said While They Buy
Votes for Purpose of Getting
Proof of Corruption.
COLUMBUS, Or., May 1. When the
Franklin County grand Jury meets to
morrow to hear .testimony relative to
alleged bribery In the Ohio General
Assembly it will have on hand many
witnesses. Including members of the
Assembly, attaches, detectives and
newspaper men, who were subpenaed
today. All will be sworn to secrecy,
as were other recent witnesses before
the grand Jury.
Detectives who 'laid a plot to catch
legislators suspected of being subject
to bribery make the prediction that
a score or more of Assemblymen will be
Involved before the grand Jury ends Its
work, hut none of .their evidence, save
that Involving one House member and
four Senators in connection with the
women's nine-hour-day bill and the
Whitteraore Insurance measure, have
been made public. .
Harmon Heads Off Whittemore.
The Assembly met this evening for
the first time since the disclosures. A
resolution was Introduced In both
branches directing the Attorney-Gen
eral to Jpin the Prosecuting Attorney
In his investigation.
An Investigation by a legislative
committee was headed off by Gover
nor Harmon and others, who objected
to any bribe-takers avoiding prosecu
tion through an immunity bath granted
by a committee from the Assembly.
The detectives told Speaker Vining, of
the House, today that Representative
Nye had told them that Vining could
be bought for $1000. The Speaker be
came furious at the story.
"I am inclined to the belief," he said,
"that I have been' made a fool of. If
this is true, I want to find out. Above
all, I want a full and complete Investi
gation." Three detectives, F. K Harrison, of
New York, and A. C. Bailey and David
Berry, of Chicago, were arraigned In
Police Court for alleged bribery of
Representative George B. Nye ;and were
bound to the grand jury.
Dictaphone Tells Tales.
We have stenographic copies of
every word that passed between Rep
resentative Nye and the other men in
volved in this matter," said Detective
Harrison today. "The evidence was
secured by means of a dictaphone.
Tou know what a dictaphone Is? It
consists of a number of sensitive discs
so constructed that the sounds spoken
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TERMS OF PEACE
XO EXCEPTION'S MADE TO
Agreement Will Be Signed Within
Two Weeks Tart Guards Power
of Senate In Each Case.
LONDON, May 1. The Daily Tele
graph claims authority to state that
the new Anglo-American peace conven
tion is not likely to be signed for at
least a fortnight, but sufficient prog
ress has been made to warrant a fore
cast of Its subject matter.
According to the Telegraph, It is un
derstood the agreement Is to be for
five years and will be a great advance
over the treaty of 1907 and similar
treaties heretofore negotiated between
'first-class powers. Inasmuch as It will
contain no clause excluding matters of
vital interest and affecting the inde
pendence or honor of the -contracting
states from arbitration.
Before reference of any dispute to
The Hague Court it will .be provided
that the contracting parties shall con
clude a special agreement clearly de
fining the matter in dispute, the scope
of the arbitrators' powers and the pe
riod to be fixed for the formation el the
Such agreements on the part of the
United States will be made by the Pres
ident with the advice and consent of
the Senate, the British government re
serving the right before concluding
such an agreement In any matter af
fecting the vital Interests of any self
governing dominion to obtain the do
minion government's concurrence
TRIALS MAKE HIM SLEEPY
Seattle Juror Excused Because He
Cannot Keep- Awake.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 1. (Special.)
In Judge Gilliam's court this morning,
W. J. McLaughlin, proprietor of the Log
Cabin bar in Ballard, was summoned as
a Juror for the May term.
"I beg to be excused," he said to
Judge Gilliam, "because I am too fat. I
weigh 260 pounds."
"That doesn't seem to be a sufficient
reason," began the Judge.
"I fall asleep When I ait on juries,"
The Judge was still from Missouri. .
"The lawyers usually make enough
noise to keep one awake," he declared.
Then came McLaughlin's clinching ar
"I was on a Jury once and they had
to have a new trial because I fell
"It would be false economy to compel
you to serve," announced the Judge. "If
we would have to have a new trial again
on that account." McLaughlin was ex
SHORTEN WOMEN'S HOURS
San Francisco Stores Anticipate
Operation of New Law.
SAX FRANCISCO, May J. (Special.)
Although the Jaw confining: the
workday for a woman to eight hours
does not go into effect until May 22, It
has today been put into practice in all
the large department and other retail
This morning, and every morning
hereafter, the employes will not be
obliged to report before 9 o'clock;, and.
allowing a full hour at noon, will go
home at 6 o'clock.
This agreement was made at a meet
ing held last week, it having been de
cided to observe the new law with the
new month. As yet there has been no
discussion of what will be done during
the very busy seasons of the year, as,
for example, before Christmas, when
the stores will be open in the evening.
As long as the law holds, it will be
impossible for the girls employed dur
ing the day to be forced to remain aft
er they have worked the eight hours.
IMPORTANT ARREST- NEAR
Grand Jury Indicts Man of Conse
quence In Carnegie Trust.
NEW YORK, May l.-The grand jury
Investigating the failure of the Carnegie
Trust Company handed an Indictment to
Justice Davis in the criminal branch of
the Supreme Court today.
The indictment was marked "N. A.,"
which means "no arrest." District At
torney Whitman, when asked if a bench
warrant would be Issued, raid:
"The Indictment is of such great im
portance that I have left everything in
connection with it to the discretion of
It is reported the indictment is of
more consequence than any other so far
found by this grand jury, but the name
of the accused man, it was said, would
not be revealed until an arrest is made.
DEATH HASTENS MARRIAGE
Two Honrs Before Dr. Hammer Ex
pires Daughter Weds Fortlander.
TAYLORVILLE. III.. May 1. (Spe
cial.) The wedding of Thomas E.
Hamilton, of -Portland, Or., and Miss
Pearl Hammer, of Taylorvllle, took
place here today at the deathbed of
Dr. A. A. Hammer, father of the bride
and a prominent physician, who died
two hours after the ceremony. -
Dr. Hammer, who knew he was near
death, on Thursday asked that the
nuptials set for June take place before
he died, and Mr. Hamilton was tele
graphed at his home. He left on the
fast train and arrived here before Dr.
Six -Railroads Affected
ELEVATOR WORKMEN QUIT
12,000 Men Estimated to Be
Idle in Windy City.
MORE MAY FOLLOW TKEM
When Koad Managers Decline to
Confer About Contract, Mainte-nanoe-of-Way
Men Go Out.
Plumbers Also in Trouble.
CHICAGO STRIKES REVIEWED.
Maintenance of way employes, num
bering 2400, go out on three belt
railroads and three terminals.
Brlckmakers to the number of 2500
go out In all yards in the Chicago
district with one exception.
Machinists, electrical workers and
machinery movers employed by the
Otis Clevator Company, numbering
800, go out on strike.
General strike of metal trades in
shops throughout the country Is
Freight handlers telegraph to La
bor Commissioner Neill after being
denied a conference by the general
managers. They ask arbitration un
der the Erdman law.
Conference of building contractors
and seven unions involved In the
plumber-steamfltter war will be held
CHICAGO, May 1. (Special.) War
clouds which have hung over Chicago's
industrial horizon for weeks, broke in
several directions today, with the re
sult that" more than 6000 men were
added to the number already on strike.
The total number of persons on strike
in the city. Including miscellaneous
trades in which the workers have been
out for several weeks, was placed at
Following is a list of strikes and
lockouts, with the number Involved:
Malntenance-of-way employes, 200;
brlckmakers, 2500; building trades,
6000; marble workers, 300; miscellane
ous trades, 800; total, 12,000. '
Following a refusal of the General
Managers' Association to recognize the
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way
Employes or to make a general con
tract covering the six railroads in the
city whore the men are organized, H. A.
Verpia, vice-president of the organiza
tion ordered a strike this afternoon.
Six Roads Affected.
Reports tonight indicate that most
of the men responded to the order and
efforts will be made to extend the
strike to other roads. The railroads In
volved are: Illinois Central terminal,
as far south as Harvey; Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul terminal, Baltimore
& Ohio terminal; Chicago Junction
Railroad, Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad.
A committee representing the Chica
go & Northwestern Kauroad employes
arrived in the city seeking; an agreement
covering the entire system. If the nego- '
tlations fail, it was said the men would
Join those on strike on the other rail
roads. Fearing that the men might be
blamed for any accidents which may oc
cur, the strike order instructed them to
turn In keys and all property belonging
to the various companies and to get re
ceipts for them.
Order Involves Many.
The strike order affects block signal
repair men, carpenters, painters, track
walkers, section laborers, lampmen,
bridge and building laborers, water sup
ply men and various kinds of laborers, .
skilled and unskilled employes in railroad
The strike at the Otis Elevator Com
pany was a reversal ot lorm irom two
years ago. At that time the elevator
constructors walked out and the ma
chinists walked in and took their Jobs.
Today It was the machinists and electri
cal workers who walked out and the
elevator constructors will fill their
The Otis Company has about 50 differ
ent shops in as many cities from New
York to San Francisco. Ita principal
shops are in Yonkers, where more than
1000 machinists are employed. The.
company employs more than 10,000 men
and if the machinists can make good
their threats, most of them will be called
out this week. .
A number of additional strikes were
called today, in the plumbers-steamflt-.
ters' war. Both sides, however, con
sented to meet with the committee of
contractors tomorrow in an endeavor to
adjust the difficulty. If the unions fall
to agree on peace terms the contractors
have threatened to shut down all their
work indefinitely, as they say it is im
possible to proceed under existing con
ditions, with some of the trades at work
and others on strike.
ONE SHOT IX CLEVELAND RIOTJ
Aside From Clash Between Unions
and Non-Union Men Day Is Quiet.
CLEVELAND, May 1. With the ex
ception of a riot between strikers and!
STRIKE IN CHICAGO
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