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PORTLAND, OREGON, f 'RID AY, OCTOBER 13, 1911.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TARIFF ON SWEETS
LATE FIGURES GIVE
FUG OF REPUBLIC
SEA SNAPS CABLE
LEAFS INTO RIVER
IS RAISED IfJ CHINA
BANKER'S NAME NOT OX LIST OP
COOL WATERS LOOK GOOD TO
LABORER OX BRIDGE.
MEN FROM ALASKA TELL OF
Widespread Revolt Is
On in Earnest.
MOVEMENT IS WELL FINANCED
Protection to Foreign Interests
Promised by Rebels.
ASSEMBLY HAS SECEDED
1T. Sun Yat f-en Probably Will B
Flrewd Prnldrnt Trrurlr
aad Bank Confiscated,
Paper Money laaned.
HANKOW, Oct. 11. The revolution
that haa been hanging over China for
months, and of which the rising In the
province of Baa Chuen iru only A mall
part, haa begun In earnest. It la a
concert movement to take the empire
and declare a republic
If plana do not mlacarry. th noted
exiled revolutionist. Dr. Kua Tat Sen.
leader of the antl-Manrha party. Is to
b lected president. Ha waa th dele
irate of the revolutionary party to th
United Plates In 111. And Is believed
during that tour to have mad ar
rangements for financing the move
ment. Sun To. a brother of Ir. Sun Tat,
who Is now In Hankow, has been
elected president of the provincial as
sembly, and Yang Hun Lunc. th retir
ing president. Jaa been elected gov
ernor of Hu-reh.
Treaaarera Are Caagseated.
Th whole assembly has seceded
from the Imperial government. TJ
rebels are well organised and finan
cially strong. They have confiscated
the local treasuries and banks, and are
Issuing their owa paper money, redeem
ing the government notes with this, as
foreign banks axe refusing government
The revolutionaries have captured
Wu Chang, th native section of Han
how and Han Tang, all adjoining cities
la Hu-reh province.
Chang 8 ha. capital of llu Nan. Is re
ported to have risen In revolt, and
Nanking, capital of th province of
Xlaag 8u Is en th verge of a rising,
several public buildings having been
Thousands of soldiers have Joined the
mutiny In Hu-reh,
Many XIanrhus have been killed and
the terrified people ar fleeing from th
cities to th country, carrying their be
longings. r'arelaaer Ar Protected.
The prisons have been opened and
criminals hav been liberated. There
haa been fighting In the streets, and
th most stringent orders hav been
Issued that Uvea of foreigners and their
property shall be respected.
An American expedition, dispatched
from Hankow to Wu Chang to aid the
missionaries there, returned her with
all th missionaries, with the exception
of Mlas R. A. Kemp, of th EptscoaffJI
Society, members of th Roman Catho
lic mission. Including the sisters, and
th London mlselon. who decided not to
There wss a brief exchange of shots
between th Wu Chang forts and a
local Chines cruiser. The firing ceased
after British and Frenrh officials pro
tested that It endangered the foreign
Kang T Wei. who was adviser to
th late Empress until 19. when th
coup of th Iowager Kmpress restored
her regency and drove th Km per or' s
adviser Into exile, has arrived here on
an Important mlealoa. It Is said.
MTSS-IOXAKY MKKXDS KKIUXS
Yoang Progressives'.- May Over
throw Manrhn T) nasi).
OMAHA. Oct. li. Kev. A. W. l-ana-hlrst.
In Omaha on a vacation after
spending St years In China as an Inland
missionary In th , province of Hu-peh.
stontly champions th cause of the
revolutionists In the civil war now rag
ing In the empire, and savs Ihey are
the proresj!:ves ' and seek Justly to
overthrow the Manchu dynasty. He
Thry hare gained a signal victory
In the capture of Wu Chang, and If
they ran hold It. It mat mean success.
The rebels are compo.e4 of the young
and active men of the empire. They
want a new government that will In
sure Justice to poor as well as rich.
IMPERIAL GOVERNMENT AWAKE
Two Ittvlstons Ordered lo front and
l"lee Is Aaeentblril.
FEKIX. Oct. li' T!-e Chinese gov
ernment has awakened to tee danger
of the revolution In Hu-Peh Province.
Oeneral Tin Tcheug. the Minister of
War. departed hurriedly I Vj for Hao
Ting r'u. 10 mi.es south of Pekln.
where the sixth division of the army
Is cnaklnr hasty preparations to depart
tomorrow for Hankom.
An Imperial edict today ordered the
Immediate dispatch of two divisions to
th disaffected provinces. About 10.
leiwdd a Page
Wk-kcrsham Said to Contemplate
Personal Investigation, and
May Visit Prison.
LEAVENWORTH. Kasu. Oct. 12. The
hope of John R. Walsh for a parole
from the Federal prison here Is dimmer
tonli-Jit than ever before.
The first list of paroles granted-at
the last session or the Federal parole
board haa arrived, and Walsh's name la
not on the list.
Attorney - Oeneral Wlckersham, In
whose hands Walsh's case now rests,
may visit the prison within a week.
Many believe the delay In passing on
the banker's case Is occasioned by Mr.
Wlckershsm's desire to make a per
About a doxen prisoners have been
ordered paroled when "first friends"
vouch for their future conduct. Two
of them are ex-Indiana bank employes,
F. IL Nicolal. of the City National Bank
of Auburn. Ind., and J. H. Phillips, of
the Terr Haute Nstlonsl Bunk.
PRESIDENT PENROSE HURT
Whitman College Executive Injured
When Auto Strikes Hut.
WALLA WAUL A. Wash, Oct, 1 J.
(Special.) Thrown against the back of
the front seat and then hurled back
against the side of the machine, when
the automobile In which he was rid
ing struck a rut. S. B. L. Penrose, pres
ident of Whitman College, wss badly
Injured yesterday and Is confined to
his bed as a result.
He was riding near Milton, Or, with
Pr. N. O. Blalock. one of the trustees
of the college, when the automobile
struck a rut at the aide of the road on
a turn. Both Pr. Blalock and Presi
dent Penrose were thrown about the
tonneau of the automobile, but Dr.
Blalock. although a venerable man,
was not Injured.
President Penrose was brought
to the city and taken to his home. In
juries to the spine were discovered
but are not thought to be serious.
GREAT NORTHERN GROWING
Addition In Past Fiscal Year Ex
ceed All Previous Record.
ST. PAUL. Oct. 11. J. J. Hill. Fred
erick Weyerhsousvr and Louis Hill
were re-elected directors of the Great
Northern at the annual stockholders'
The annual report showed that the
gross operating revenues for the last
fiscal year were, f 41.2ST.iJ2.t3. a de
crease of fl.207. 73. St. compared with
a year ago. Th operating expenses
were- I J7.400.JH. T. a decrease of $1.
77.704.21. Revenua from outside op
erations decreased fi.44X.44S. Operat
ing Income aggregated I20.S42.441. 17. a
decrease of !1.21.4l 14. There, wss
paid $14. 49. SI. SO In dividends, leaving
a surplus of f M1I.JJ7.7.
The amount expended for additions
was 14. 404 017 13. the largest ever ex
pended In one year for that purpose.
In addition, about 113.000.000 wss spent
for new construction, additional equip
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Taft Gets First View
of Mt Hood.
YALLEY FOLK PAY TRIBUTE
Executive's Car Transformed
Into Shop Like Florist's. .
VOICE HUSKY BY SPEECHES
Prosperity of Willamette Country
Through Which Nation's Head
Travels Inspires New Plea
for Arbitration Treaties.
ASHLAND. Or.. Oct. 12. Hie voice
husky from constant use but strong,
President Taft "spoke" his way up the
Willamette Valley and across the State
of Oregon today.
For hour after hour his train trav
eled a land that blossomed In flowers
and fruit and the folk who came to the
little towns where his train pause
for a minute or two brought tributes
of all sorts to the Chief Executive.
Tonight, with the California line
only a few miles away, the Presiden
t's! train passed through Ashland. The
President's car resembled the Interior
of a florist's and green grocer's shop
and the steward haa accumulated
enough fruit to garnish the President's
table for days to come.
Scenery Caasea Aasascaaeat.
The scenery today was almost as
pleasant to look upon aa the fruit and
the flowers. .
A few miles out of Salem, the first
stop of the day. the President got his
first look at -Mount Hood. For two
hours the snow-capped peak, miles
away, seemingly only 20 feet above Its
neighbor, ' delighted the eyes of the
Mr. Taft (poke on many subjects
durtng his various short stops. He de
clared several times that the old bat
tleship Oregon should be the first ves
sel to enter the Panama Canal, an an
nouncement that brought forth cheer
ing. He spoke on peace and arbitra
tion and a half doxen other topics.
The strain told a little on his voice.
but preaent Indications are that by the
time he reaches -fan Francisco to
morrow the President will be speaking
again with his full power.
Oregaa Preaperlty lasplrea.
The prosperity of the country
through which he traveled led the
President to make a new plea for the
"God haa not given us all this pros
perity, all these happy people and all
these conditions In which life Is ao
comfortable and la which we are mak
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DYNASTY WHOSE OVERTHROW IS SOUGHT, STATESMAN PROMINENT IN SITUATION, AND CHINESE
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TBOOI'I OSi MARL il A.-l riU.lLL,
Bystanders Aid In Rescue and Wet
Penitent Goes to Police Station
for Night's Shelter.
A plunge into the Willamette River
aa a cure for Inebriety waa tried last
night by Tom Hendrlx. aged 41 years, a
laborer, who applied to the police sta
tion for aid in conquering the drink
habit after kind persons had hauled
blm out of the river. Hendrlx was
placed under the care of Charles Be Iff.
himself arrested for drunkenness. .
Hendrlx told the police that he be
came Intoxicated early in the evening,
and In passing serosa the river on the
Burnside bridge, decided that a good
way to become thoroughly sobered waa
to dive Into the river. So he mounted
the rail and plunged over. Horror
stricken bystanders pulled him out, and
learning from' his lips the reason of the
act, turned him loose, cold and dripping,
to wander about the streets.
After being discouraged in several
other attempts to regain his poise Hen
drlx came to the police station, his
clothes still wet from hie Immersion,
and asked to be locked up.
Chajles Keiff, alias "Dutch", who was
re-arrested yesterday when it waa
found that in his services as trusty be
had gained possession of a bottle of
whisky and become intoxicated, was
assigned to take care of Hendrlx and
promised Jailer Webster that he would
allow Hendrlx to get no liquor.
HORSE KICK IS SERIOUS
W. B. Stafford Has Not Recovered
Consciousness but May Live.
OREGON CITY. Oct. 12. (Special.)
W. B. Stafford, a well-known farmer
of Mount Pleasant, Is In a critical con
dition as a result of the kick of a
horse. His physician. Dr. C. H.
Me'lslner, said tonight that be thought
Mr. Stafford gradually was recovering
consciousness. His skull was fractured
and the physician has removed several
pieces of the bone.
Shortly after supper Wednesday eve
ning Mr. Stafford went out. When he
did not return bis wife and daughter
went to the barn and found him In an
unconscious condition. He was lying
near on of the horses, and they sur
mised that he had been kicked by thn
animal. There was a long gash on
his forehead. Mr. Stafford was removed
to the house. It was at' first thought
he wss dying." but after the Injury was
treated his condition showed improve
ment. SWISS SWEETHEARTS WED
Girl Travels From Europe to Cen
Iralia to Become Bride.
CENTRALIA. Wash., Oct. 11. (Spe
cial.) Traveling all the way from St.
Berna. Switzerland, to marry the sweet
heart of her schooldays, Marlanna Hu
ber arrived In Chehalis Saturday and
was yesterday married to Ulrlch
Steudler Is a prosperous farmer liv
ing a few miles from Adna, who came
to this country several years ago to
prepare a home for the girl of hla
choice and being successful In his
venture, sent for her to join him here.
SUU .--" -
ArbUckle Will' Fight for
v Free Sugar.
BEET PRODUCT MADE DEARER
Refiner Says People Should
COMFORT OF AGED TAXED
Uncle Sam Accused of Taking Can
dles From 'children, Which Is
Proverbial Height . of Mean
ness High Toll Exacted.
NEW YORK. Oct, 12. Just before
sailing for Europe : today, John Ar
bUckle. the sugar refiner, and coffee
manufacturer. Issued a statement
strongly attacking the tariff on raw
sugar, declaring It to be a "wicked
tax" for the benefit of the beet sugar
Interests. In his statement Mr. Ar
"I am going abroad to rest and
recuperate in preparation for the fight
to be made in Congress at Its next
session, for free, sugar. I propose to
devote all my time and all my ability
and all my strength to the abolition of
all Import duties on raw sugar, a most
wicked tax on a food necessity of all
our people. It taxes the man who
works for a wage of a dollar a day as
much as it taxes Mr. Astor or Mr.
Morgan or Mr. Rockefeller, td feel the
cost of sugar.
"Just look at the figures showing
how the price of refined sugar to the
consumer is made up. I disregard the
abnormal price lately prevailing for the
raw product and take a normal price.
"Price paid by New York refineries
for raw sugar 1.4 cents.
"Duty per pound 1.685 cents.
Tax Almost One-Third.
"With the raw sugar costing the
refiner 4. 085 cents per pound, his price
to wholesale grocers for granulated
sugar is about 4.90 cents per pound,
snd the wholesale grocer's net price
to the ' New Tork retail grocer per
pound Is about 4.95 cents and the re
tall grocer's prices to consumers are
about 5.15 and 5.25 cents per pound.
So that for every pound of sugar going
Into a household in New Tork City at
6.25 cents per pound, the Government
of the United States has exacted 1.685,
or almost one-third of thevtotal price.
"It means that every household that
now buys three and a half pounds of
sugar could, with the same money, buy
five and one-quarter pounds. If this tax
"As some one has said, sugar is the
comfort of old age and the delight of
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JL ART1XLERT AT
Forest That Thrived When Primor
dial Human Used Hambone as
Weapon Is Exposed.
SEATTLE, -Wash, Oct. 12. (Spe
cial.) Arrlvala from Valdes declare
that the seismic disturbance which
snapped the Alaska cable was not an
earthquake, as waa at first supposed.
The break .was caused by a submarine
mountain changing its position. It is
believed by geological experts. It
burled the Alaska cable beneath a tre
mendous tonnage of mud and rock and
the remains of a forest that existed
about the time prehistoric man was
chasing his breakfast with the hambone
of a "dipodoccus."
One of the cables showed that it had
been cut off sharp, as though the In
cision had been made with a gigantic
pair of shears, while the other was
burled so deep that it could not be
dragged to the surface. Attached to
the end that was pulled up were sev
eral tree trunks and limbs of trees
covered with encrinites and in a state
A further indication of the terrifl
subterranean disturbance is that mil
lions of fish were killed by the concus
sion beneath the waters of the' bay.
DUMBWAITER KILLS WOMAN
Electric Device In Fashionable
Apartment Starts Suddenly.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12. (Spe
cial.) Miss Eva Fotherlngham,
wealthy daughter of a pioneer phy
sician and an active Christian Scien
tist, was killed last night In the fash
ionable chesterfield apartments by the
sudden starting of an automatic dumb
waiter, which struck her as she was
peering into the shaft in an effort
to find the carrier.
Mrs. E. H. Richardson, wife of a San
Mateo contractor and niece of Miss
Fotheringham, had been helping her
prepare dinner for her brother. When
Miss Fotheringham had been absent
from the kitchen ten 'minutes, Mrs.
Richardson stepped into the rear hall
and found the dead body hanging
limply from the shaft, the head and
neck pinned, to the wall.
Mrs. Richardson screamed and the
men who responded chopped away the
cage. It required 20 minutes' work to
release the 'body. Just what started
the dumbwaiter may never be known.
An automatic device was supposed to
shut off all power whenever the gate
on any floor was raised. The Cor
oner's deputies hold the theory that
someone on another floor pressed the
button and that the safety arrange
ment failed to work.
'AGGY" SCHOOL IS DONEE
200 Pieces of Student Work Given
by Chicago Institute.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COL
LEGE, Corvallis. Oct. 12. The art de
partment at Oregon Agricultural Col
lege announces the gift of about 200
pieces of student work from the Chi
cago Art Institute, of which Ralph
Holmes is the director.
The collection which comprises some
of the very best work, both in art and
in architectural drawings, which has
been done by the institute during the
past years, will be hung in the studios
In the Agricultural building and will be
open for public view about the first
of November. Inasmuch as the Chicago
Art Institute Is considered one of the
leading schools of its kind in the coun
try the collection will prove of great
value to the students and the public
The studies are both In oils and
water colors. There are good types of
line and wash drawings and a large
number of architectural subjects. There
are six courses offered under the con
trol of the art department in architec
ture alone for the coming year, and the
part of the collection which deals with
this subject will be of great use in this
Several former students of the col
lege are carrying on advanced work at
the Chicago Institute and are making
records for themselves there.
INTERNATIONAL HENS VIE
Egg-Laying . Contest Has Entries
From Seven Countries.
NEW TORK, Oct. 12. (Special.)
Arrangements are complete for an in
ternational egg-laying contest under
the supervision of the Connecticut
Agricultural College. This contest will
last one year., beginning November 1.
There will be 300 hens in the race,
four to each team, and each team is to
be housed by Itself in a separate pen.
A fifth hen will be permitted as a sub
stitute in case of sickness.
One hundred small frame houses
have been built for the contestants.
Entries are recorded from the United
States, Canada. Mexico, Cuba. South
America, Europe and Japan.
GARFIELD CONSULTS T. R.
Ex-Secretary to Attend Meeting of
La Follette Men in Chicago.
CLEVELAND, O., Oct. 12. James R.
Garfield, Secretary -of the Interior un
der President Roosevelt, returned here
today from New York, where he had a
meeting with Mr. Roosevelt. , Asked
If the visit had anything to do with
the La Follette "progressive" Repub
lican meeting at Chicago on October
IS, he replied that he never gave out
anything regarding his conferences
with Mr. Roosevelt.
He added that he would attend the
Majority in California
May Be 2700.
WOMEN GIVE UP TOO SOON
Remaining Precincts Will Add
to Affirmative Vote. -
TIDE CHANGES SUDDENLY
All of Amendments Believed to Be
Carried One Providing Passes
for Peace Officers Comes
Nearest Defeat. '
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12. Woman
suffrage has triumphed In California.
Straggling returns late today from
hitherto unreported precincts finally
wiped out the majority previously re
corded against the amendment and
since this turn in the tide the mar
gin in favor of amendment No. 4 has
Complete official returns from 2877
precincts out of S121 in the state give
these figures: For woman suffrage,
119,830; against, 117,779; majority for
The remaining precincts are in re
mote mountain districts and their re
turns are not expected to change this
majority greatly, although In the ag
gregate it may bring the majority to
2500 or 2700. They are virtually all'
in counties that have given majorities
Women Lose Heart Too Sooa.
Not in years have early returns
from an election in this state proved
so baffling of interpretation- as those
upon which hingedthe fate of amend
ment No. 4.. Unfamiliar with methods
of analyzing these returns, women
leaders in the movement for the right
of franchise gave up in despair when
the populous precincts of San Fran
cisco and Alameda counties rolled up
their adverse-majorities early Tuesday
night. Despair gave way to hope
throughout Wednesday, when returns
from south of the Tehachapl and from
the interior counties of Central and
Northern California began to cut down
the margin against the amendment.
For a time the totals see-sawed, first
showing suffragist gains) then veering
in the opposite direction.
Finally, in the early evening hours,
the tide set in steadily toward a suf
frage victory. Precinct after precinct
reporting thereafter cut down the anti
suffrage lead until early today it had
disappeared and in Its place 'was a
steadily growing margin in favor of
Setback Quickly Overt ome.
Only one setback gave fright to the
supporters of the amendment in the
course of the day, when an error in
the count of Santa Barbara County
was rev-ealed and 1000 votes were,
added to the "against" column.
This was quickly overcome, how
ever, and by night the majority for
suffrage was safe beyond the perad
venture of error.
Delayed realization of their triumph,
after all had admitted defeat, only"
added to the enthusiastic delight of
the suffrage leaders. No , campaign
headquarters maintained by "mere
men" were resounded with more ex
ultant rejoicing than waa heard at the
rooms at the women's campaign com
mittee. Interest in the close vote on amend
ment No. 4, coupled with the over
whelmingness of the majorities for the
other more important amendments,
relegated the latter amendments to the
background today. The verdict of the
people apparently has been favorable
to all of the 23 propositions voted
upon, the closest vote being upon
amendment No. 19, providing for rail
road passes for peace officers. On the
latest count, the majority in favor of
this was still beyond the 2000 mark,
with little likelihood of a reversal.
Works Pleased With "Victory."
United States Senator Works made
a statement to the press today in
which he declared the outcome of the
amendment election to be "one of the
biggest victories ever won at the polls
"These are extraordinary remedies,
to be used only In cases of extraordi
nary necessity,", he said. "I believe the
people of California are wise enough
to use them fairly and Justly. By these
changes in Its organic law, California
places itself in the front rank of pro
OREGOX SEXDS GREETIXG9
"Righteousness Triumphant," Mrs.
Duniway Telegraphs Mrs. Watson.
Mrs. Abigail Scott Duniway. presi
dent of the Oregon State Equal Suf
frage Association, last night sent the
following telegram to Mrs. Elizabeth
Lowe Watson, president of the Equal
Suffrage Association of California:
"Righteousness triumphant; greet
ings to California's patriotic men. Our