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I v PnnTT.AVT). OREGON. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1911. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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m tift ..JIL IT. CBIFF HF. SIBF aeSr " CHANGED 1 FORM s SIM SUPREMACY
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ft Be Ready
k Told New Rules of
111 Mark Distinct
'ard Judges Not
Aug. SL "Arbitration of
disputes between nations Is coming
llowlr but surely." said President Taft
his address today before the Amerl-
n Bar Association. The president
'leflr reviewed the proposed general
-rbltratlon treaties with Great Britain
nd France, and made It plain that In
lis opinion the objections made to the
reatles were Invalid. .
Tk. TH-irtpnt dnclaxed emphatically
j that there was room ior mipiu.i
1 u procedure In the Federal courts.
V The Chief Justice of the Supreme
I ourt of the United States, he said, had
Vv .ken the matter In hand with his
I isociates and the district Judges, and
art rolled a. conference In Washington,
There they would formulate new rules
Judges' Salaries Too Low.
Tk. Priini declared this to be a
great step In the direction of practical
reform. He said that tnere was neeu
of increasing Judicial salaries so that
"the best men of the bar might be en
' gaged for the various courts.
iru. -r-r :a.t motored from Bev-
r ,-iy, and when he appeared In tne oon
Jf. entlon hall he was welcomed with a
I hearty cheer. No formal Introduction
as spoken. President Farrar of the
.r Association, one of the largest men
t the convention, merely expressed his
iirpose to retire In favor of a man
iho was bigger than he in all d'lmen
f .ons. -
SMrs. Taft came with the President on
e 20-mlle ride through the rain, but
ayed In the White House automobile
ilIde Huntington Hall, and did not
ar The speech. Immediately after
e address they motored back to Bev-
k Senate Committee Criticised.
The President 1 aimed his argument
the arbitration treaties at the Sen
foreign relations, which he said
ok exceptions to the part which pro
des that the Joint high commission
all determine whether a question is
ustlceable," and, therefore, one to be
ttled by arbitration. The committee
lid thin Dart of the treaty a delegation
at cowers of the Senate, the President
said, and, therefore, it objected.
"There were not," he said, "any more
powers conferred by the Constitution
on the Senate than there were con
ferred by the Constitution on the Ex
ntin. T think this is nretty plain.
because the Executive has to Initiate
and the Senate has to agree to the
. .reatles before they can go Into force,
nw. mv nroDOsltlon is this: That. If
tae Senate has power eo ratify an
agreement which shall bind It and the
Government, or rather which shall bind
the Government, and, therefore, bind It
to consent to the adjudication of any
ia nf nutations arising in the future
y a board of arbitration, then, it neces
sarily follows that it has the right to
consent to this treaty."
Medicine May "Bite."
Referring to his hope that the Sen
ate would not modify the treaties, the
President compared the Nation to a
"Tun know thrv sav the Indians
twhen they are sick don't like any med-
cine," except something mat bites,
' iomt hlnc- that la had to take." said the
President. "1 don't think that we shall
' -eally get ahead with this arbitration
justness unless we are willing to as
sume an obligation to execute a Judg
nent that may bite and may be bad for
.' a to take.
"If we are coins- to take the nosltion
that we will wait until the question
arises, and then conclude (because we
don't think we can win in the arbitra
tion case) that it is not a Justlceable
question, then, we have written our
promises In water, and we have made
agreements that dissolve under the test
of experience. As a result, instead of
promoting the cause of arbitration, we
, will have lnterferred with it. obstruc
ted It, and made it a laughing stock
with all nations."
Learning Should Be Rewarded.
Before turning to arbitration, the
President spoke of the efforts the Su
preme Court is making to reform the
rules of equity procedure in the Fed
eral Courts and declared that the sal
aries of Circuit Judges should be In
creased so as to be more commensurate
with those paid District Judges.
"Of course," he said, "the salaries of
the Supreme Court members ought to
(l be increased. We have got them up to
$11,500 or something like that. They
ought to go up to 825,000. Members of
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Bridegroom Is "Party of First Part'
in Prenuptial Agreement Filed
Soon After Wedding.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31. (Special.)
More than usual caution was shown
by Edmund, Hutchlngs and Esther Han
son , before their marriage ceremony
was performed. They obtained a mar
riage license March 8 last, but were
not united In wedlock until last Tues
day, when Justice of the Peace Tread
well declared them husband and wife.
The agreement which they made before
the Justice pronounced the binding
words was filed for record in the City
and County Recorder's office yesterday.
In this agreement, dated August 29,
1911, Hutchings Is referred to as the
party of the first part and the bride
as the party of the second part, and
she specifically waived her right to
alimony. If at any time they should be
separated. She agrees that she will
never, under any circumstances, apply
to any court for any allowance for her
support or for counsel fees or costs of
The agreement was formally wit
nessed and acknowledged before a
notary and then Hutchings, who was
divorced last year, concluded that It
would be safe for him to try matri
mony once more. It is said that he
is a professional clairvoyant or
medium, but apparently he could not
peer far enough into the future to feel
certain about the alimony without a
written agreement. .
MILLS SAILS FOR WEDDING
Bride's Parents to Choose Every
thing but Best Man, Who Is Iselln.
NEW TORK, Aug. 81. (Special.)
Ogden I Mills was among the passen
gers sailing on the Hamburg-American
liner Kaiserin Auguste Victorit today,
He will go directly to Deauville, France,
where his fiancee. Miss Margaret Ruth
erford, is living with her mother, Mrs.
William K. Vanderbllt. The wedding
will take place September 20.
Mr. Mills' parents bade .him good-bye
at the pier,' and will sail a week or so
later for the wedding. Mr. Mills said
all arrangements had been left to the
bride and her parents, except the choice
rt "Jit- J.'.l. '.'. VV ,1,'liUm
Iselln, Jr., of Philadelphia.
Ex-Senator Aldrich and family were
also passengers on the Auguste Vic
toria. Mr. Aldrich refused to talk upon
any political subject, and said the trip
was entirely for pleasure, and that he
would return by October 1.
ASTOR WEDDING IS NEAR
Cost of Bride Believed Between One
and Two Millions.
NEW YORK. Aug, 31. (Special.)
Announcement of the date of the wed
ding of Colonel John Jacob Astor and
Miss Madeleine Force Is expected mo
mentarily, in view of the fact that
Colonel Astor and Miss Force have
aimed the marriage agreement, in
which a sum between 11,000.000 and
82.000,000 has been settled on the bride.
. It was learned definitely today that
the aereement was signed while Col
on! Astor and Miss Force were In
Newport last Monday, immediately fol
lowing their arrival there on board
Colonel Astor"s yacht, the Noma.
The terms of the settlement are be
ing kept secret.
WOMAN CURES SNAKEBITE
Kerosene and Salt Applied to
Opened Wound Save Little Girl.
PIERRE, S. D., Aug. 81. When Myrtle-
Olson, a 9-year-old girl, was bitten
by a rattlesnake yesterday, her mother,
after tying a ligature about the wound,
slashed with a table-knife the place
where the fangs had entered and
washed out the cut with kerosene.
Later she covered the wound with salt,
then waited for a physician.
As a result of this treatment, there
was little swelling from the bite, and
the child Is walking about today, lit
tle the worse for the experience.'
BIGGEST CATCH 23.5 TONS
C. Shogren's Boat Nets Owner $8290
for-Season's Salmon Work.
ASTORIA, Or., Aug. 81. (Special.)
According to the reports' thus far
available, the "high boat" among the
gHlnetters during the past fishing sea
son was operated by C Shogren, who
fished for the Tallant-Grant Packing
His catch for the season was 23
tons of salmon, which netted him and
his boat-puller 83290 for their season's
COURTESY WINS MILLIONS
Hahnemann Hospital Head, Polite,
Visitor Bequeaths $1,146,820.
NEW YORK. Aug. 31. August W.
Weissman, superintendent of the Hah
nemann Hospital, is a most polite man
and this brought the hospital an unex
pected legacy today of $1,146,826.
Because of Weissman's courtesy to
Mitchell Valentine, who, as a semi
casual visitor, made an Inspection of
the hospital some time ago, Valentine
provided for the hospital to that
amdunt In his will.
Aged Father Tells of
Happy Wedded Life.
SON'S WIFE LIKE DAUGHTER
Prisoner Weeps at Last as
Voice of Parent Quivers.
COUSIN'S WORD ASSAILED
Grandfather of Paul Beattle Tells
With Sorrow That He Cannot Be
Trusted Another Witness
Says Paul Carried Gun.
CHESTERFIELD COURTHOUSE, Vs.,
Aug. 81. Henry Clay Beattle, Jr., in
dicted for tne murder of his wife,
sobbed like a child today when his
gray-haired father, in a low, tremulous
voice, told of the domestic felicity of
his son and the slain woman, Louise
Owen Beattle. It was the first time
that the stoical calm of the prisoner
had given way since the trial began.
The testimony of the father came as
the dramatic close of a long day's bat
tle by the defense against the evidence
heaped up by the prosecution. Tomor
row the accused will go on the stand,
and the defense will rest Its case.
Battering constantly at (Inst the tes
timony of Paul Beattle, cousin of the
prisoner, as to the purchase of the gun,
his delivery of it to Henry and his
subsequent conversations with the ac
cused, the defense introduced several
witnesses to cast doubt on the veracity
Paul's Shortcoming Told.
It emphasized.-the point when it pro
duced David D. Beattle. Paul's grand
father, and uncle of Henry, who testi
fied that -Paul's - character was not
good. It was another Intense period in
the' trial, for with -apparent regret the
aged man told of his grandson's short
comings. - , - . '
On cross-examination it developed
that the witness, though grandfather
of Paul Beattle, did not know where
his grandson had been living within
the last two years.
"Do you appreciate that your evi
dence has a tendency to blacken your
"I do not appreciate it."
"But do you know you are blacken
ing his reputation?"
The witness was excused.
Gnn Story Is Attacked.
The most surprising refutation of the
day against Paul's testimony came
when Ernest H. Neblitt said that on
Sunday, July 10, he saw Paul Beattie
on the bridge where he worked hand
ling a single-barreled shotgun.- Paul
had maintained ever since the Coroner's
Inquest that he disposed of the gun the
same day he bought it, Saturday, July
1 by giving It to Henry. Subsequent
ly the defense brought many witnesses
to tell of Mr. Neblltt's good character
and brought others to attack Paul's
E. H. Lewis, an employe of the Beat-
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YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 85
degrees; minimum, 01 oegreea.
TODAY'S Fair, northwesterly 'winds.
- - - - Foreign.
New Japanese Premier in favor of close
amity between nations. Page 5.
Madero promises he will not be radical in
t reforms. . Face 2.
Clyde liner makes thrilling rescue of crew
ot achooner. Page S.
Bride in prenuptial agreement waives ali
mony. Page X.
Southern Paclflo dismisses 160 train auditors.
Shopmen ask recognition of Joint unions;
abandon use of word "federation." Page 1.
Government charges retail lumbermen with
enforcing trade boycott. - Page 2.
Taft says arbitration must be two-sided to
. be effective. Page 1.
Beattle weeps as aged father tells of son's
happy wedded life; many witnesses assail
veracity of cousin. Page 1
Callfornla girl, accusing dentlat of keeping
her prisoner IS months, says klaaes led
to downfall. Page 8.
Doctor's wife horsewhips Countess to pro
tect home. Page 2.
Chicago Judge refuses to attempt to punish
man about to marry. Page 3.
Pacific Coast League results: Portland .
Oakland 1; Vernon 8, Sacramento O; Los
Angeles 4. San Francisco 1. Page 8.
Northwestern League results: Portland 7.
Tacoma 6; Vancouver 11. Seattle 10;
Spokane 10. Victoria 2. Page 8.
Outlaw league talk takes on aerloua aspect
with demands of American Association.
National Baseball Commission throws war
gauntlet at American Association. Page 0.
, Pacific Northwest.
Portland Socialist and once leader In lodge
work dies at Hoquiam. Page 7.
W. P. Campbell, of Chemawa Indian School,
resigns from service rather than accept
transfer. Page 6.
Runaway train batters trolley car after race
- on hill at Salem. Page 1.
Man In Seattle opens Are on woman who de
nies him a kiss. Page 4.
Bears on body fasten killing of man In Mis
souri on Seattle prisoner. Page 6.
West Coast Lumber Company Manufacturers'
Association elects officers. Page 7.
Commercial and Marine.
Portlandd leads Coast In cereal shipments
for 1011-12 season. Page 18.
Coast sugar markets now on parity with
East. Page 19.
Wheat higher at Chicago on stronger cables.
Stock dealings light and price changes nar
row. Page 19.
Portland and Vicinity.
Man who kidnaped tot from courtroom re
turns with youngster, then departs with
him for Washington. Page IS.
Ministers and laymen to ask that Portland
be selected for assembly of conference in
1016. Page 14.
Bad effect of legislation run wild pointed
out by Howard Elliott. Page 13.
Sixty-six changes. Including reduction and
promotions, are made In police depart
ment upheaval.. Page 12.
Mayor would pave Kenton with Westrumlte
If company charges city actual cost for
repair material. Page 12.
Property owners protest against ordinance
' establishing new oil tank districts. Page
Four Portland residents return from month's
outing -In-Alaska. Page 9.
Commercial Club to appoint committee of
SO to arrange entertainment of Prestdcn
Tafe here October 11-12. Page 6. -
Gompera evokes hisses for Burns and
cheers for alleged dynamiters in Armory
speech. . Page 14. ' .
FRANCE FEELS SUSPENSE
People in State of Anxiety, Though
Officials Are Calm.
PARIS. Aug. 31. France remains in
a state of suspense over the outcome of
the negotiations between France and
Germany, relative to Morocco.
, While In official circles the attitude
is maintained that the negotiations to
be resumed shortly will lead to a satis
factory settlement, there s a certain
anxiety among the people because of
the possibility of a rupture.
SENATOR LODGE'S SON WED
Young Man Marries Girl Who
Nursed, Him Through Illness.
BOSTON. Aug. 31. John Ellerton
Lodge, son of Senator Henry Cabot
Lodge, today married Miss Mary Cath
erine Connelly, who nursed him during
an illness In a Boston hospital. -
STUDYING THE ALASKA SITUATION.
"Joint Union" Recog
CONFERENCE SET FOR TODAY
See Avenue to Peace.
DEMANDS ARE NOT ABATED
Hope Expressed That, With Offen
sive Word Omitted, Employes
Will Receive Substantially
What They Contend For.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31. One pos
sible avenue to an agreement appeared
here tonight following an all-day con
ference of officials of the five unions
of shop workers preparing to ask
Julius Kruttschnitt, vice-president and
director of maintenance and oper
ation of the Harriman lines, for recog
nition of the Federation of Shop Em
ployes Following the announcement that a
meeting with Mr. Kruttschnitt had been
arranged for 11 A. M. tomorrow, It was
given out that the general officers of
thA iinlonn. In consultation with thelp
advisory boards, had agreed that the
demands of the men must be Insisted
"Does that mean recognition oi tne
Federation-" President Kline of the
Blacksmiths' International Union was
"It amounts to that," he replied, "but
the word 'Federation' seems to scare
a good many persons. What we shall
inttlst -unon. according to our agree
ment today, is recognition of a Joint
committee representirg the., various
Mr. Kruttschnitt has declared recog
nition of the Federation impossime,
giving a list of reasons for this atti
tude. ' -
"What, will you do If recognition is
-ofuaori hv Mr. Kruttschnitt- was
asked of John Scott, of San Luis Obis
po, secretary of the Federation.
"That is problematical," Scott re-oriino-
that he believed recogni
tion would be gained peaceably. He
wanted it to be understood that the
Federation Is more than willing to meet
Mr. Kruttschnitt half way.
VETERAN MARINER IS DEAD
Captain of Korea Passes After Long
Career at Sea.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 81. Captain
James W. Saunders, until two months
ago in command of the trans-Pacific
liner Korea, died here today at the
United States Marine Hospital. He
was 61 yeas old and is survived by his
widow, who was present when he died,
and by a daughter living in Maine.
Saunders held many important posts
In the China and Panama runs and
had a wide acquaintance among mari
ners and travelers. -
Speeding Electric Car, Overtaken as
It Hits Switch, Is Battered
SALEM, Or., Aug, 81. (Special.)
Running wild down the South Commercial-street
hill, a rock train on the
Portland Railway, Light & Power Com
pany lines orashed Into a streetcar this
morning, nearly knocking It from its
trucks, Jarring out practically all of
the windows and badly smashing the
car. The crash came after the street
car started on a wild attempt to elude
Its pursuer down ths hill.
Engineer Peck was driving the load
ed rock train, carrying four cars of
rock. The air brakes failed to work
from the top of the hill and, gathering
momentum, the train gained at terrific
speed on the streetcar ahead.
Blowing the alarm whistle repeated
ly. Engineer Peck attracted the at
tention of Motorman Wright, on the car
in front, and Wright turned loose at
full speed for a race against the rock
At flying speed the car rushed onto
a switch, where it lost its trolley and
the rock train coming from behind
smashed into It. Motorman Wright and
Conductor Thompson had a narrow es
cape from death. Two boys on the car
received slight injuries.
WOODLIFT TRAPS BURGLAR
Tumult Created by Fettered Prowler
Arouses Sleeping Family.
Had it not been for a burglar get
ting stuck in the wood lift of the resi
dence of M. J. Jacobosky, a" jeweler,
living at 958 East Everett street last
night, he would have entered the house.
As it was the burglar made so much
noise in trying to extricate himself
that he awakened the occupants of the
house. They telephoned the police sta
tion, but the burglar broke loose be
fore Motorcycle Patrolman Royle
reached the house, and escaped, leav
ing a scrap of his trousers hanging on
a nail which the officer took for a
The burglar entered the house
through a basement window about
11:30 o'clock, and tried to make his
way upstairs via the wood lift. In do
ing so his clothing caught on a nail,
which held him fast. A loud scrap
ing and kicking In the chute aroused
the sleepers, who were not long In
discovering the cause of the commotion-
GATES GUARDS FRIENDS
Family Learns of Two Wills, One
Revised as Market Settles.
PEORIA, 111., Aug. 31. How John W.
Gates came to draw two wills became
known today to relatives who are
beneficiaries in the document.
Two years ago he made a will, leav
ing the estate of nearly 140,000,000 in
trust for ten years, as certain stocks
held by Gates were bobbing up and
down. Friends of Gates, as well as the
financier himself, had invested in
these securities. As Gates believe'!
that the stocks were due to attain final
stability at a good advance eventual
ly, Judge Gildersleeve, who drew the
first will, advised that the will provte
for a trust and Mr. Gates assented.
Last March, however, on the eve of
his departure for Europe, market con
ditions were settled and Mr. Gates
drew up a second will leaving his great
wealth to his widow, Dolores Gates,
and his son, Charles H..
PRISON HANGS IN MID-AIR
Medford Keeps "Lucky" or "Un
lucky" 18 Suspended for Days.
MEDFORD. Or., Aug. 31. (Special.)
Suspended in midair, 13 prisoners
slept in their steel cage In Jail, yester
day with nothing but two cables sup
porting them. The cage is being
hoisted to the top of the new Jail to
make room for the $6500 cells that
have been contracted for and which
will be pu in soon.
Two "long-eared, struggling mules
lifted the cage, eight Inches at a time,
until It had reached the top of the
concrete structure. The prisoners
busied themselves washing their dishes
and singing songs while the work was
under way and trusted implicitly to the
mules, despite the fact that their num
ber had been reduced to 13 by the pa
roling of Crocker. The cell, with its
human freight, will hang by the ca
bles until the second floor of the Jail
can be placed in position!
HUSBAND DENIES THEFT
Seattle Hotel Man Says He Xever
Took Wife's $30,000 Jewels.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 81. (Special.)
G. A. Johnson, of Seattle, who was
accused by his wife of stealing Jewels
valued at $30,000 -vThich were her
separate property. Immediately follow
ing his disappearance from Los An
geles on August 14," was today found
at his old home in Manitowoc, Wis.
Johnson emphatically denies that he
stole the gems. He said that his wife
knew that he was leaving for' the
East and concocted the story of theft
entirely out of whole cloth. He says
that he will not try to elude the of
ficers and will hold himself ready for
Mrs. Johnson was the widow of a
wealthy Alaskan and had inherited a
large fortune when she married John
son, a Beattle hotel man
City's Development in
Past Month Big.
CEREAL SHIPMENTS CLIMB
Portland's Totals 60 Per Cent
' Greater Than Sound's.
BUILDING PLANS GROWING
Postal Receipts ajjd Bank Clearings
as Well as Livestock Trade Make
Substantial Increases Tele
phones Are Fnjtors.
Portland's progress from month to
month in all lines of activity has been
of such a character as to substantiate
the belief that this city is well toward
the top of the list of American' cities
in business prosperity. The industrial,
commercial and building development
of Portland has been steady and sus
tained for the last eight months and
there is every indication that the re
maining four months of 1911 will round
out the year with the best record In
the history of the city.
Statistics for August made a splen
did showing. With the exception of
building permits, every Important de
partment made a substantial increase
over the volume of business for the
corresponding month in 1910. New Au
gust records were made in bank clear
ings, postal receipts, realty transfers,
livestock shipments and flour and
wheat shipments. Considering the
dullness of the lumber situation
throughout the country, the foreign
and coastwise lumber shipments were
Portland's building development is
remarkable compared with the show
ing made by other Coast cities. The .
record for the month Just closed Is
most gratifying, the total valuation
represented In permits exceeding
$1,700,000. There are now in the of
fice of the Building Inspector plans
calling for the expenditure of nearly
$900,000. Delay in submitting com
pleted plans Is the only factor that
prevented the totals for the month ex
ceeding the record for August, 1910,
when permits were issjied amounting
Building Operations Expand.
While the August business was most
satisfactory, the showing for the eight
months of the year ending yesterday
was the best that has been made for
a similar period In the history of the
city. From January 1 to September 1
the total permits amounted to $12,
635,879, while for the same period in
1910 the total was $11,974,147, the in
crease being $659,932. The average
monthly showing for the period was
$1,580,000. It is believed that the
building operations for the four re
maining months will nuike an unusual
ly large showing, as there are under
consideration now plans for several
That the financial situation of the
city is healthy is indicated in the
showing made in bank clearings for
the month. The totals amounted to
$44,377,625.66, while for the corres
ponding month of last year the clear
ings were $41,549,702.94. The 'increase
was $2,827,921.72, or over 6.5 per cent.
The dally balances yesterday were
$5,008,280.28, compared with $4,428,
418.63 for the same day in August,
1910. According to weekly bank state
ments published In August, Portland
made a larger increase in clearings
than any of the Pacific Coast cities.
Los Angeles fell behind for a part of
the month, but it Is probable the totals
of that city will make a gain equal to
PostHl Receipts Gain.
Real estate transfers made a gain
over the totals for August, 1910, both
in number and valuations. Conditions
of the realty market are growing
stronger 'and a healthy movement is
looked for this Fall.
Postal receipts for August made a
big showing, it being estimated by
Postmaster Merrick last night that the
Increase over the receipts for August,
1910, will be nearly 6 per cent The
revenue from the sale of stamps and
money orders amounted to $79,190.58
when the postoffice closed at 5 o'clock.
This amount was swelled by stamp
sales later. The sales for the corre
sponding month of last year gave a
total revenue of $74,976.42.
Cereal Shipments Soar.
The record in flour and wheat ship
ments Is one of importance, as it dem
onstrates that Portland shipped fully
60 per cent more cereal products than
Puget Sound in August. There were
shipped from this port 241,140 bushels
of wheat to California, while from Pu
get Sound only 17,367 bushels were dis
patched south. The total wheat ship
ments from Portland were 427,071
bushels, from Puget Sound 207,609
bushels. In flour exports there was
a big -increase over the August trade
of a year ago. During the month Just
closed 68,726 barrels of flour were dis
patched, as against 46,558 barrels in
Coastwise lumber shipments made a
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