Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 30, 1911, Image 1

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Charleston Hard Hit,
but Recovering.
Youth Tells Court of
"Other Bloodspots."
Story of Second Gory Pool in
Road Helps Defense.
Defendant's Aseertlon That Blood of
Iytng Wife leaked Through.
Floor of Anto l Supported
From Vnexpeoted Source.
Aug. 13- An aahura-halred boy. talk
ing swiftly, but clearly, revealed on the
wttntH stand today, to the. surprise of
both defen and proecutlon In the trial
of Henry Clay Beattle Jr . for wife mur
der, that ha had observed several blood
pots along Midlothian turnpike where
tha crlma occurred.
Hitherto it bad been presumed that
Tio bloodspots were seen except one
aear the place where Mrs, Beattle Is
apposed to hare succumbed.
Alexander Robertson was the boy.
and what he told the Jury unexpectedly
In response to a question from rounsel
for the defense, entirely upset the plan
of the prosecution to rest Its cast to
day. Prosecutor Wendenburg announced
thst It would be necessary for him now
to rail at least seven or eight witnesses
to eontrorert the boy's testimony.
Iefene Scores Point.
On direct examination by rro'secotor
Wendenbura-. when the latter was seek
Inr to show where the boy found a cer
tain yellow hairpin similar to that worn
by Mrs. Beattle. Robertson referred to
Its distance from the "first bloodspot."
"Were there two bloodspots?" asked
Harry M. Smith. Jr. counsel for the
defense, ta apparent surprise.
The boy then told of a second blood
spot and of several others smaller spots
near It. The revelation concerning the
preeence of mora than one blood spot
Is In Una with the contention of the
defense that all blood on the road ooxed
from the car In which Beattle alleges
his wife was shot.
The prosecution' theory has been
that the large bloodspot In the road at
the place where Mra. Beattle la alleged
to hare been killed resulted from a
murder committed outside tha machine,
and not in the seat, as Henry alleges.
Prvwecutlnn Tlieory Ilnrt-
The prosecution haa pointed out by
witnesses that no blood was found on
either running board of the car. thst
the dustpan underneath the car would
have caught any blood that trickled
through the front part of the machine
from the seat, and that all the blood
visible bad hardened on the floor of the
car Just beneath the steering wheel.
Robertson was summoned as a wit
ness by the prosecution only for the
purpose of telling that he had found a
fcalrptn. but his testimony on cross-examination
Indicated that he would be
an Important witness for the defense,
and he may be called by thst side. In
the meantime the prosecution will
gather witnesses to show that many
persona lookel for other blood spots
and found none.
The prosecution announced Just be
fore adjournment of court today that
. after the Introduction of several wtt
. n esses along this line tomorrow. It
would rest Its case. Henry C Beattle.
' Jr.. the accused, and Paul P. Beattl;.
bis cousin, who on the witness stand
yesterday told of an alleged confession
by Henry concerning the murder, wen
confined In separate cells In Chester
field County Jail tonight.
Paal Beattle Sticks to Story.
Paul hitherto had been kept In con
finement In RiehmorM In default of
bond, but today after he had finished
on the witness stand. Judge Watson
suddenly ordered his retention In Jail
Paul Beattle' story of yesterday was
not shaken In the cross-examination by
counsel for the defense, but It became
apparent today that the defense In
tended to refute bis testimony by plac
ing on the stand the prisoner himself.
Mr. Smith made this announcement
casually In the course of the day's ses
sion when John Sandlfer. Instead of
giving expected testimony for the
prosecution, gave character teatlmony
for the defense, and Prosecutor Wen
denburg entered objection. When Mr.
Ftnlth said he Intended to call the pris
oner to the stand. th court permitted
Fandifer to proceed with his delinea
tion of Henry C- Beattle. Jr.'s. character
and reputation.
Sixteen-year-old Alexander Robert
son told of finding a woman's yellow
! hairpin on the Thursday morning af
.ter the murder.
Set-on d Spot IS Jnehea Long.
He said he gave the pin to his older
brother. Taylor Robertson, a newspa
perman. In the courtroom at the time.
-is It your purpose to prove that the
pta was Mrs. FeatUe sT asked counsel
for the defense.
-It la."
Then th be made his unexpected
xroarlailed aa-.Pea Kfc
Curve to Be Features of Gowns.
Regardless of Figure Feathers
to Be Much In Vogue.
NEW TORK. Aug. S. (Special.)
Char lee Kurxman. the world - famous
fifth-avenue man milliner, who arrived
today on the Kaiser Wllhelra II.
brought word of a new fashion set at
Trotivllle. of skirts cut open at the
bottom In front to permit mora grace
ful walking, and showing1 the ankles.
The new style, set by the Baron ne do
Vaughan at the French watering
place. Is the antithesis of the old hob
ble skirt, which restricted and ham
pered walking Instead of making It
Mr. Kurxtnan also declared that the
fashion of the season will be curve
In the making of gowns, and that
Parisian cutters have orders to make
curves, no matter how the figure, and
that they bad evolved some startling
Fur hats and large velvet hats will
be tha rage this season, and paradise
and ostrich feathers, as well aa gonra.
will be seen much In fashionable head
Vnlverslty of Washington Prepares
Lint of College Don't.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Aug. 29. 6peclal)
When tha undergraduate flies Into
tha Recorder's room at the University
of Washington next month and obtains
permission to enter that institution, be
will find In the tightly clenched fllst of
his right hand as he goes out a small
blue book which will mark a turning
point In the annals of student life at
Within tha covers of the blue book
he will find the specific rules and regu
lations of the faculty governing the
student. By glancing it over, be will
be able to ascertain something wh'eh
has remained practically a sealed book
heretofore: Just what he must do and
must not do during his sojourn on tha
He will be able to post himself on
the regulations Concerning military
drill. If ha Is an athlete, be will dis
cover Just how many -hours" ha will
need to make In order to play football.
Ninety rules comprise the code, cov
ering every conceivable phase of work".
Total of 30ft Acres Said to Have
Been Sold for $80,000.
ASTORIA. Or, Aug. :. Nearly 100
acres of land owned by the P. C War
ren Interests fronting on Toungs Bay
has been sold to railroad Interests said
to be Identified with the Hill system
for I0.00. Today an aptlon was given
on the property until January 1. for a
substantial sum.
This allow the occupants to remain
on the ground until June I. 113. Sev
eral other large transfer have been
made In tha Columbia and Toung
River Valley and a contract haa been
let for the piling of a large section of
waterfront near Flavel. It la sub
stantially rumored that the lower Co
lumbia win soon be given a monster
grain warehouse and elevator for ex
port purposes.
Study of Greatest Kitchens Is Aim of
Globe Ctrcler.
COPENHAGEN. Aug. J9. -(Special.)
Another globe-trotter with a mission
Is about to start for America as the
first stage of a round-the-world trip.
He 1 a master baker. L. C. Klltteng.
and he call this Journey of his "a tour
of Instruction. For he Intends to pro
claim the virtues of Danish bread to
the world at large, even as he has pro
claimed them during six rears In SO1)
towns of Norway. Sweden. Russls. Ger
many and England. From Hammerfest
In northernmost Norwsy to St. Peters
burg, he Is well known among the
members of his trade.
Having worked his way gradually
from New Tork to San Francisco and
Seattle, be will go In turn to Japan.
Vladivostok. Cores. Pektn. Shanghai.
Hongkong. Java. Singapore, Ceylon and
then home.
Lineman In Air for 10 Minutes 200
Volts Piercing Body.
Frederick Cnrerpeck, a lineman, hung
for 10 minutes from a pole with 2200
volts of electricity going through his
body todsy. and Uvea Over peck was
repairing hlsjh tension wires when ha
came In contact with a live wire. He
fell but his safety belt suspended him
In the air with the wire touching him.
He grasped the wire, was unable to
let go and one finger was burned away
before tha power was shut off and ha
was let down.
Banks Need No Aid From Federal
Treasury This Season.
WASHINGTON. Aug. For the
first time In many seasons the Federal
treasury Is making no preparations to
meet the autumnal demands for money
for moving the crop. Neither do treas
ury officials expect the usual crop
moving season demand for hllla of small
denominations. Projects for medium
sized crops, easv money and the strong
rash position of nearly all the country
banks are the reasons ascribed for this
condition .. - - - w
Secretary' Explains
Coal Land Views.
Without Them, Government
Operation Would Fail.
Sit nation May Bo More Favorable
to Federal Ownership In Other
Sections Strawberries Are
Served at Banquet.
VALDEZ, Alaska, Aug. I Secretary
of the Interior Fisher reached here at
noon yesterday and. after a reception,
set out over the Valdes-Fairbanks mil
itary road to Keystone Canyon, the
scene a few years ago of a battle be
tween 'rival railroad construction
Returning, the party dined at Camp
Comfort, a roadhouse ten miles from
Valdex. . When at dinner Secretary
Fisher asked the members of the com
mittee for their opinions concerning
the best method of handing tha Alaska
coal problem and discussed freely his
Ideaa of the situation.
Mr. Fisher said that he regarded the
problem of opening the coal lands,
while safeguarding against monopolis
tic control and excessive prices, as of
fering a choice between absolute Gov
ernment ownership and operation and
a leasing system.
Leasing Tried Elsewhere.
The leasing system, he. said. Is In
successful operation In the state
owned coal lands in Colorado and Mon
tana. Tha Montana leases run only
live years, with covenant for renewal,
merely offering a first option of re
newal at the beat bid offered. Yet.
be said, the Montana lands And ready
Conditions In the Bering River coal
fields of Alaska are somewhat dif
ferent, he said, owing to the exist
ence of only one line of railway to sea
board. He conceded that the owners
of that line might be the only bidders
for a lease and. If thus free of com
petition, might hold out for terms
which the Government could not grant.
The uncertainty of a market for Alas
ka coal, other than for local domestic
use and, perhaps for the naval and
merchant marine, which Is being cut
Into by the use of petroleum aa fuel,
might militate against securing com
petitive bids from those who either
must submit to high freight rates or
build a competing railroad.
Ownership Doubtful oPlicy.
On the other hsnd, he said, he re
garded the Government operation of
the mines as Impracticable unless cou
pled with Government ownership and
operation of the transportation lines.
(Concluded on Pas 8
Farmers Aid Executive Bind Buck
to Limb and Shot Free Ani
mal Alderman Worse.
Governor West . has only himself to
blsme for bis failure to ehoot any deer
on his recent hunting trip with State
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Alderman and State Game Warden Fin
ley. Is the statement may by Mr. Flnley,
who returned Isst nlgnt from a two
weeks' visit to the Coos Country.
Br. Flnley admits that as Game
Warden bo refused to allow the Gover
nor to hunt, because the Executive bad
failed to provide himself with a hunting
license, but. on the other hand, he eays
it Is doubtful whether the Governor
could have bit a deer If be had been
privileged to shoot at one.
In this connection Mr. Flnley tella how
the rsnchers took pity on the Governor
In his predicament and tied a buck to
a limb for him to shoot at. The Gov
ernor hit the limb Instead of the buck,
and the buck escaped.
Game Warden Flnley says Superin
tendent Alderman la hardly a better
"We saw a good many deer." said Mr.
Fnley, "and Mr. Alderman nad good
hots at a buck. He had a Winchester,
but at yards he shot three feet over
the buck. He was used to shooting with
an automatic, and Instead of putting In
another shell after the first one was
fired, he was so excited that he-pulled
on the trigger h- rd enough to bend It.
Then It wouldn't work, and he asked
Governor West for his gun. He didn't
hit the buck at that shot either, in spite
of the fact that he leaned the gun
against a tree. Hia excuse was that the
tree shook."
Beirypicking Expedition Ends With
Fall Into Old Mine.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Aug. 29. (Special.)
While picking blackberries near New
castle. 30 miles from Seattle. Victor
Newman, the (-year-old son of Mr. and
Mra W. M. Newman, of Newcastle, was
overcome with coal damp and fell,
striking bis head on a pile of rocks
and dying almost instantly. .-
The boy left the house early In the
morning and with his pall went Into
the vicinity of Coal Creek looking for
blackberries. Going near a cave lead
ing to an abandoned mine, be was
stretching over the cliff above the cave
when he was overcome with the gas
and fell to the bottom GO feet below.
Des Molns Restaurant Made to Raise
Flue to Waft Smell Away.
DE9 MOINES, Aug. 29. -Judge Law
rence de Graff, who by a mandatory In
junction a few weeks ago ended the
streetcar strike here. Issued an Injunc
tion today intended to afford tenants
of an office building relief from the odor
of cooking onions.
Lawyers, whose offices are, in the
Iowa Loan & Trust building, complained
of a restaurant across the alley. Judge
de Graff ordered the restaurant com
pany to raise Its chimney high enough
to carry the odors above the attorney'a
oftlcea '
Heavy Rains Add to Distress
in South Carolina.
Large Force of Laborers Works to
Clear City Streets of Debris,
and Train Service la Grad
ually Resuming.
CHARLESTON. S. C, Aug. 29.
Charleston Is steadily recovering from
the disastrous results of the hurricane.
A large force of laborers Is cleaning
the debris-strewn streets and train
service is approaching normal.
So far as can be ascertained 11 lives
were lost In Charleston County and a
acore or more persons were lnjurea.
Tti. nrrtTrt v rlamnffft amounts to
$1,000,000. Shipping has suffered, but
It is Impossible at this time to fix the
loss in dollars. Scores or launcnes
broke away.
In the low country there la much
suffering and danger of sickness.
Heavy rains last night contributed to
the height of water in streets and
yards, many floors being inundated,
with loss to household effects.
Hoqulam Man, Awakened by Pass
ins Department, Finds Blaze.
HOQUIAM, Wash, Aug. 29. (Spe
cial.) Fire, caused by the failure of
his wife to turn off the current of an
electric Iron, was discovered by Wil
liam Matheson tonight when he was
aroused by the Hoqulam fire depart
ment passing his house on Its run to a
conflagration In another part of the
Matheson found his home filled with
smoke and the dining-room was in
flames. The fire was extinguished with
small loss.
W. C. T. C. Indorses Sentencing: of
Mrs. Rees to Clialngang.
IOLA. Kan., Aug. 29. Judge D. B. D.
Smeltzer's action In sentencing Mrs.
Ella Rees to work with the city chain
gang has been Indorsed by the
Women's Christian Temperance Union
of Humboldt, near here. .
The Judge recently declared In sen
tencing the woman that he believed
that boys as well as girls should be
given protection from social impurity.
Xew Sanitary Regulation Will Be
come Effective September 1,
and Changes Are Made.
The "old oaken bucket" and the pall
by teacher's, deck will go out of style
In the rural schools September 1, when
the new law prohibiting the public
drinking cup goes into effect for the
first time In the State of Oregon. They
will bo replaced by a sanitary stone
jar, with a stone cover to keep out
spiders that were once the terror of
the -little girls."
Schools In. the country districts
have already made preparations to
comply as best they can with tha new
law, says Dr. Calvin S. White, state
health officer, who returned yesterday
from a trip through Coos and Curry
counties, inspecting the schools and
instructing pupils and teachers in the
new law.
So friction is expected when the law
goes into effect Friday. Railroads
have put bubbling fountains In cars;
schools in the city districts have also
been supplied with the fountains, and
many department stores have followed
the requirements of the law, although
it applies only to schools, public insti
tutions and common carriers. Many
eltlee with the old-fashioned ' tincup
fountains In. their public parks have al
ready made -changes- Portland has still
to change a number of her public foun
tains for the new regulation.
Portland Trysting Place of Sweet
hearts Who Make Up by Wire.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29. (Special.)
Tempestuous courtship, a foolish
quarrel, a sadder parting and a bliss
ful meeting are the high spots In the
romance of L. K. Small, the well
known yachtsman, and Miss Annette
Schneider, now Mrs. Small, both well
known in society of this city.
On their arrival from Portland to
day they were met at the station by
several friends and taken in an auto
mobile to the home of Mrs. C. W.
Small, at whose residence they en-
Joyed an elaborate wedding dinner to
Tha courtship ran smoothly until
about two weeks ago. Then there was
a little misunderstanding. Miss
Schneider rushed to friends in Seattle.
Small did not try to detain her. After
a week Small telegraphed to Seattle
"I am coming after you." Before he
had caught his train, however, a mes
sage was flashed back over the wires
to him which said: "I will meet you
In Portland."
She met Small in Portland and be
came his wife.
Walla Walla County Farmers to Feed
Flour-Maker to Stock.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Aug. 29.
(Special.) There will be half a mil
lion bushels less wheat sold in Walla,
Walla County this year than was ex
pected, according to the best-posted
farmers and graindealers of this city.
The high price of barley is the cause
and with the continuance of the price
now being offered there will be no bar
ley fed here this season, but it will be
sold and wheat will be used as proven
der. Barley is now selling- around $32 a
ton in this city and higher prices have
been given for choice lots. At this
price farmers say they cannot afford
to feed their barley and are selling it
and holding their wheat for feed. This
is the first time this condition has pre
vailed. CHARITY GETS $2,560,000
3few York Millionaire Leaves AH to
Hospitals and Home.
NEW, TORK, Aug. 29. Mitchell Val
entine, a Westchester County million
aire, who died two years ago. left al
most his entire estate of $2,560,000 to
charity, according to the appraisers' re
port, made public today.
The Hahnemann and Presbyterian
hospitals of this city are beneficiaries
to the extent of $1,146,826 each and the
Peabody Home for Aged and Indigent
Women received $100,000.
Pioneer Miners' Organization to
Disband at Evanston.
CHICAGO. Aug. 29. The last of the
"Forty-Nlners" will say farewell next
month. Because of the old age of Its
members, the organisation will disband.
The surviving of old men, who in their
youth endured the hardships of the long
Journey over plains, mountains and the
desert or the sea voyage by sailing ves
sel around Cape Horn, to reach the gold
fields of California, will meet at Evans
ton September 14 to disband their or
Bnrley Society Announces Plan lo
Handle 60,000,000 Pounds.
LEXINGTON'. Ky.. Aug. 29. The Bur
ley Tobacco Society announced today
that a pool would be formed to handle
Ihe 1911 crop, amounting to about 60.
OCKVOOO pounds.
Thousands of farmers did not grow
any tobacco this year fearing a resump
tion of night-riding outrages IX a pool
were to ba formed.
Supervising Engineer
Asks $4,000,000.
C. J. Blanchard, Reclamation
Statistician, in City.
Cabinet Officer to Reach Seattle
September 7 and Inspect Ore
gon Works Visitor Has '
Big Praise for State.
"If the report of the supervising en
gineer in charge of the Umatilla
project meete with the approval of
Secretary of the Interior Fisher, Ore
gon may expect to receive about
$4,000,000 from the reclamation fund
for the completion of that project,"
said C. J. Blanchard, statistician of the
Reclamation Service, wtih headquarters
at Washington. D. C, yesterday. This
is the first authoritative Information
received here of what Oregon may ex
pect next year in the way of assist
ance from the Federal Government for
this important reclamation project.
Mr. Blanchard arrived in Portland
yesterday from Klamath Falls. He
came to the Pacific Coast front Wash
ington for the purpose of meeting Sec
retary Fisher on his return from
Alaska early next month. Incidentally
Mr. Blanchard Is arranging an itiner
ary for Mr. Fisher, whom he will ac
company In a tour of inspection of
various reclamation projects In the
Pacific Northwest before returdning to
the National Capital.
' Park Conference Slated.
"Secretary Fisher expects to reach,
Seattle on his return from Alaska
about September 7," said Mr. Blanch
ard, last night. "He will proceed di
rectly to North Yakima and Hermlston,
and, after Inspecting the North Yakima
and Umatilla projects, will go to Yel
lowstone National Park, where he will
hold a conference win, the superin
tendents of the National parks.
"At this conference plans will be
considered and discussed for obtaining
greater publicity for these parks. Park
superintendents will make use of this
oportunjty to present to Secretary
Fisher the neds o fthe parks as to ap
propriations. The Secretary has
evinced great interest in our National
parks and will strive to put them on
a business footing in the department.
"After leaving Yellowstone National
Park, Secretary Fisher will visit the
Minidoka and Boise projects In Idaho.
At Boise he will attend a conference
of all the supervising engineers of tha
Reclamation Service. This will be a.
'get-acquainted' conference at which
the engineers will outline plans for
next year's work and make requisitions
for necessary appropriations. '
Klamath Region Praised.
"At the conclusion of the Boise con
ference Secretary Fisher will proceed
to Kansas City to be inattendance at
the National Conservation Congress.
This Itinerary will be carried out un
less cbnfllctlng orders, requiring the
Secretary's presence elsewhere, are re
ceived from Washington."
Mr. Blanchard Is enthusiastic over
the remarkable growth of Klamath
Falls and the surrounding country. On
his way to Portland he passed several
days inspecting the Klamath project
and the incalculable benefit it has
been in the development of that arid
section. Speaking of the Klamath
country, he said:
"Things never -were looking better
agriculturally. Crops are looking- fine
and a very heavy yield is promised.
There is marked Improvement through
out the whole Klamath Basin. There
have been many transfers of land;
large ranches have been cut up and
a great many newcomers are settling
on the smaller tracts. The City of
Klamath Falls has made remarkable
progress in tHe last year. Its location
warrants the prediction that it Is de
stined to become one of the most Im
portant centers of population in South
ern Oregon.
Crater Lake Road Urged.
"Of all the scenic wonders I have
ever seen, Crater Lake surpasses them
all. It would be worth millions of
dollars to the State of Oregon if the
state would build a first-class highway
to this lake. Rapid progress has been
made In the erection of a commodious
hotel and next year mere win De ac
commodations for more than double
the number of persons cared for this
year. The superintendent reports that
more than double the number of tour
ists have visited this resort aireap.v
this year than visited the lake all of
last season.
Mr. Blanchard today will go to Her
mlston, where he will remain three
days and inspect the West Umatilla
project, which contemplates the recla
mation of 66.000 acres.
"Mv understanding is, said Mr.
Blanchard. last, night, "that the engi
neers will present a report on this new
project to Secretary Fisher at Boise.
This project contains some of the
choicest lanas in tne state, a very
(Concluded on Pace 2.)