Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, November 20, 1911, Image 1

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Pipe Lines From Cedar
Lake Broken.
Municipal Power Plant Put
Out of Service.
Town's Ite xrw Tift r lolm Contain
I AO. 000. 000 Gallons, but Hill.
, side nnM4 Are Cut Off Al
redyRailrow.d Xjrm-r Big.
SEATTLE. Wain, ."for. 1
tie's water supply cut off. the muni
cipal light plant out of commission.
' " ' , , " Ijhree head of lettuce, and. accordlpg
washed out. and Taller loni indr. ... , . "
farina under water, represent the dam
are done today by the flood a In West
era Washington caused by heary rains
In the low lands and the suddenxtnelt
lag of alx feet of anow tn the Cascade
Reports received by tho railroads
from their stations high up In the
mountains say that tho rivers are be
ginning to recede, but the water con
tinues to rise at an alarm In a- rat In
the low lartda and It Is feared that
further damage will bo dons.
Intake Ft-tea WuM art.
The moat serious aspect of the flood
Is the cutting off of Seattle's water
supply, which Is obtained from Cedar
Lake. 15 miles east of here, and la
brought Into the city reserrotra by two
big plpo lines, one five and one eight
feet In diameter.
A bridge 1 miles west of Monrton.
that carried the pipe lines across Cedar
Hirer, was washed out this morning
when a deluge of water came orer
the power dam Just abort Moncton.
The Feattle municipal r"vet plant Is
situated at this point.
At Drat It was reported that the Ore
foot top of the dam had been carried
away, bat late tonight It U aald au
thorltatlrely that the dam Is not hurt.
The power plant waa put out of com
mission by the washing away of the
Intake pipe that feeds tho big turbines.
, Rraldrae DUtrtet SoBera.
The rlrer rose rapidly and In the
same way that the Intake waa de
stroyed, the rush of water washed
away the water eervlco pipe line
A large rrt of the residential sec
tion of the city Is already without wa
ter. The waterleaa portion conalsta of
the northern residential hlllaldea which
r eerred direct from tho mountain
pipe lines and hare no connection with
the malna l-adlng from the service res
errolrs and standplpes.
Tonight Seattle's streets sre only
partly lighted. The city la obtaining
current for some of Its circuits from
the power companies that supply the
streetcar system and the industrial
The loes of the pipe lines will work
no serious hardship on the people of
the cliy if the rlrer subsl.'.es soon
envish to pfr line repairs to
be ma-le within a week.
Reserve Reeerrelr Fall.
The city has a reserve supply of 103.
A9.0O0 gallons In the service reser
voir. Superintendent Toungs. of the
ater Department, said tonight that
IMs should last a week If consumers
are not wasteful.
When tho power dam broke the wa
ter swept down the valley with a rush,
.-arrylng logs srd debris before It. Klf
teen miles below the break the water
rose Ave feet In 10 minutes. At Ren
ton, a town of 1000 people, the water
swept through the streets and the cltl
sens took to thehllis.
The down-town portion of Renton Is
now under two feet rf water. The
model -farm of J. P. Farrell. president
of the O.-W. R. N- Is also unler wa
ter. The Great Northern rout tine
Is blocked between KVerett an.l Bell
Ingham and the Overland Is tied up by
a slide IS miles east of Index. The
company expects to get Its main line
open tomorrow. .
l.aatelMea Block Tralaa.
The Northern Pacific's trans--ontlnen.
tI line Is tld up by landslides In the
mountains. Overland trains are rout
ing by way of Portland, and the Spo
kane. Portland & Seattle Railway to
Ppokane. and are running from 1J to
Is hours late.
tocal offteers of the Northern Pacific
saM they hoped to hare their line over
the mountains opened by Tu'i Ur. but
a report received from Kllensb'irg. on
te east slope, says t; at there were
heavy ro-k IM-s at lU.m and Ua
conla todiy. and It Is feared that It
will be a week before service can be
The Chicago. Milwaukee A ruget
Sound Is making no effort to send out
. .i .. , i .mi-.. ti. vrn.
Its ir.n.vuniirii. .-... .w ... . j
waukee road uses the line or tne i o
umhla IMget Sound, a short coal
road, between Seattle and Maple Val
.er. Zi miles east of here.
Steel Oat ef PI a safe.
The big steel bridge east of East on.
an the main Una of the Columbia road,
la eight Inches out of line, and It will
iCeuIMSd en fM a.)
Great Racket Aerompanies Speedy
Raising- of $3500 for Red Cross
Aid to Revolutionists.
BAN FRANCISCO. Nor. 1. Tag day
In Chinatown hss furnished pointers to
American laagers In the art of rats
Ir.g money for charity. A fear-Inspir
ing beast, whoso name. "Moo Scho"
(Good Lion), belled Ms) ferocious mien,
did the tarr'.nir. He Journeyed from
store to store to feed on "cliong Chen,
which Is Chinese for the "long green.1
and within the few blocks covered by
the Chinese Quarter he took toll of
about IJ500. which will be sent to
Shanghai on the next steamer to the
Chinese Red Cross for the relief and
comfort of the soldiers of the revolt
Beneath the emblematic, grotesqu
head of "Moo Scho." with its bulging
eyes and trailing peacock feathers.
young dancer gyrated and bowed pro
foundly to onlookers as the procession
mored along, A Chinese drum corps
acted as an escort. The beating of the
drums was a warning that an offering
waa expected, and with the capture of
money great bucbes of firecrackers
were set off. ---
The money donated was appended to
long strings of lettuce or other green
regetablea or fruit.
After the collection had been made.
"Moo Scho" proceeded to tho Hop Sing
tong headquarters, where It deroured
to programme, rolled on Its back and
Gorrrxunriit Forecast Is or Seasonal
Temperatures for Week.
WASHINGTON. Nor. 1. The crim
ing week will be one of generally fair
weather and seasonable temperature
throughout the country, according to
the forecast Issued tonight by the
weather bureau.
"Rain will continue," says the bulle
tin, "in the North Pacific states during
the next several days. The next dis
turbance of Importance to crosa the
country will appear In the Northwest
Monday or Tuesday and more thence
along the northern border to tho St.
Lawrence Valley.'
"This disturbance will be attended
by local snows In the northern states
and be followed by a change of colder
weather orer the northern half of tha
country. This cold change will appear
In the noethweetern states about the'
middle of the week.
Death Ends Series of Accident to
Befall Sams Valley Man.
GOLD HILL, OrTNor. ll. (Special)
John Wilson, aged 20. is dead at his
home In Sams Valley as trie result of
being accidentally shot by bis younger
brother while quail hunting today. His
left side was blown away.
His death U the climax of a series
of accidents. On Halloween ha ran
Into a barbed wire fence and nearly
severed his nose from his face.
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V aiaa-sssaia- -
Court Conflict Possible
District Attorney . Plans for
Prompt Counter Action.
Meat Trust Counsel Hold Conference
While Armed Guards Patrol Cor
ridor Appeal to Supreme
Court Thought Imminent.
CHICAGO. Nor. 1. (Special.) Habeas
corpus the "writ of right" Is relied
upon by the Indicted packers to pre
vent their trial Wednesday before Judge
Carpenter. x
This was made plain following an all
day conference today between tha
freshacneat captains and their counsel.
Tha new more practically agreed upon
was an appeal for a -writ of right"
direct to tho Supreme Court.
Legal emissaries, armed with the
papers. It was rumorea, nsa men -cretly
dispatched to Washington, where
they will wait until orders' are -given
them from headquartera here to make
tha demand on the court. Application
for a writ of tay on appeal, taken from
Judge Kohlsaat'a decision of Saturday,
is said to hare been abandoned because
of the Inability to take such action be
fore 10 o'clock Wednesday morning.
Coa filet af Cowrts Pweelble.
Coupled with the report that the
packers Intended asking the highest
tribunal for relief upon an entirely new
petition waa a rumor that a state
court either a Circuit or Superior
tribunal would be appealed to for a
habeas corpus writ. District Attorney
Wllkerson met this rumor with the
statement that If a state court at
tempted to Interfere with the Federal
Court he would resist the conflict of
Jurisdiction even to the extent of bar
ing the packers taken Into custody and
Imprisoned v or. If need be. he would
call upon the National troops to en
force the District Court's orders.
Other derelopments of the day were:
Government laid plans to "weed out"
tha special beef trust ventre of 150
talesmen In Judge Carpenter's court
tomorrow morning.
OfnXal Notice Not Gtrea.
Revelation made that the District
Court has no official notice of the "Im
munity" proceedings before Judge
Kohlsaat and that Judge Carpenter
(Concluded on Pas 4.)
Carbohydrates in Diet Spur Slcrw
Movlng Persons to Zealous Pur
suits of Vim and Vigor.
CAMBRIDGE. Mass.. Nor. 1. (Spe
cial.) If one would be good looking
and at the same time well nourished,
he has but to follow the rules laid down
by Dr. Alpneus G. Woodman, assistant
professor of food analysis at tho Massa
chusetts Institute of Technology, and
eat sugar.
"It Is the food of civilization," says
Dr. Woodman, thus upholding the
opinion vouchsafed Dr. Har
vey W. Wiley, chief of the Govern
ment's Chemistry Bureau. "Persons
who have enough sugar In their food."
he continued, "are better nourished and
better looking as well as more ener
getic than those who neglect carbo
hydrates In their dietary.
"Carbo-hydrates as contained In sugars
are very quickly assimilated and thus
as much energy Is not expended In the
process of digestion as In other foods.
For example. In the selection of a stim
ulant to give an athlete Just before he
enters a race, there Is nothing better
than a few lumps of sugar.
"Sugar Is the best and cheapest form
of energy," Dr. Woodman concludes,
"so It may not be surprising that Its
use has Increased with the ascent of
peoples from savagery Into clvlllxation.
Probably a lack of knowledge as to how
augar may be procured has handi
capped the savage In adding more of
this food to his diet."
Murderer of Cobles Not Extended
Courtesies) by Cellmates.
OLTMPIA. Wash.. Nov. 19. Before
attempting to escape from the Thurston
County Jail, early today, George Doehr
ty and Arthur Bohr placed George
H. Wilson, convicted of the murder of
Archie Coble and his young wife, at
Rainier, Wash., last Summer, In a cell
and locked the door. Tha two men then
set about liberating themselves and had
sawed through throe bars of the out
side Jail door when discovered by a
deputy Sheriff.
There were several other prisoners
loose In the corridor, but Wilson was
the only one locked up by the would-be
Doehrty Is awaiting trial on a nur
der charg and Bohr Is to be tried bn a
charge of grand larceny.
llarrliiian Lines Give Figures of
Homeseckers' Travel for Month.
SALT LAKH CITT, Nov. 19. Reports
Just compiled at the local offices of
the Harrlnian lines , show that'?9,818
homeseekers were carried .to the Pa
cific Coast over the Harrlman roads
from September IS to October 16 this
rtt thl number. IS. 320 passed through
Ogden gateway, 9929 were carried via
01 Paso, 868 via,Los Angeles ana aim
la Portland. .
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Note Threatens Life of
Dr. Frank E. Smith;
Head of Feeble-Minded Schoo
Disarms Hidden Foe.
Attempt Made to Suppress CI re am
stances of Attack Foretold in
Lettcr--Darkness Forces Aban
donment of Chase.
SALEM. Or., Nov. 19. (Special.)
Shot at from the side of the road by
an unidentified person. Dr. Frank E,
Smith, superintendent of the State
School of Feeble-Mlnded. had a nar
row escape last night as he started
from the institution In his automobile
for the city. Following, as It did, the
receipt of several threatening letters
by the superintendent from an anony
mous source, and the recent escape of
a dangerous Inmate, It Is believed that
an escaped honor man waa the one who
did the shooting.
Dr. Smith started for the city shortly
after dark In his machine, and when
but a little distance from the Institu
tion a revolver shot rang out. the bul
let passing through a gauntlet worn
by the superintendent and grazing nis
Doctor Returns Fire.
Since receiving the threatening let
ters. Dr. Smith has been In the habit
of carrying a revolver, and last night
had his weapon on the seat beside him.
He fired three shots In the direction
of the flash.
Hurrying to town he secured as
sistance. and the apot where the shoot-
Ins- occurred was gone over. A .32-
callber revolver was found lying on
the ground where It had evidently been
shot out of the hand of -Dr. Smith's
assailant. The handle was shattered,
but there were no marks of blood upon
It. The night was so dark that further
search for the fugitive was abandoned.
Life Threatened In Note.
About three weeks ago Superinten
dent Smith received the first threaten
lna letter, and many have followed. A
few days ago Sam Broger, considered
one of the most desperate of the con
victs among the honor men at the
School of Feeble-Mlnded, escaped.
Shortly after that Dr. Smith re
ceived another unsigned letter, direct
Ing him to deposit $50 by a signpost
at a railroad crossing near the school.
(Concluded on Page 2.)
Last of Deer Creek Indians Takes
Pride In Sentence He Has Learned,
"Have Too the Makings?"
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19. Ishi. the
last of the Deer Creek Indians, cap
tured at Orovllle, Cal., two months ago,
and who is now the subject of a series
of experiments at the affiliated col
leges of the University of California,
where he is regarded as the "only un
contamlnated man in the world," is
growing fat.
As the result of careful dieting,
by which the professors are seeking to
determine the relative values of certain
carbonates and nitrates in flesh build
ing, Ishl has gained 51 pounds since
his captivity.
On account of necessity of frequent
alteration of Ishl's new overalls an ad
Jutable waistband has been arranged,
upon which Is fixed a 'gauge showing
the weekly increase In girth, marked in
centimetres. The weekly log is taken,
a proportion Is worked out, showing
the relative Increase in weight and
later dimension.
Ishl has been having regular em
ployment at the park museum as valet
to a mummy. He has learned an Eng
lish sentence which he repeats, appar
ently with great prided It Is: "Have
you tho makings?"
Berkeley Judge Asserts 'California
Civil Code Is Bar to Fair Ones.
BERKELEY, Cal., Nov. 19 Women
are not eligible for Jury service In the
local court nor In any other In Cali
fornia, according to a ruling made yes
terday by Judge Robert Edgar, of the
local Justice Court. Judge Edgar cited
a decision of .the California Supreme
Court to the 'efTeot that a woman
should not be permitted to serve on a
grand Jury, and declared that the Call
fornta civil code, whlcftv specifically
defines a Jury aa "a body of men,'
would have to be amended by the Leg
islature before it would be possible for
women to perform Jury duty.
As a result of the ruling. 18 women
summoned for Jury service In a bat
tery case to come before Judge Edgar
on Monday, probably will be dismissed.
Defect In ,Sea to-Sea Aviator's Aero
plane Causes Halt.
PECOS, Tex., Nov. 19. Robert O.
r.i.r the aviator attempting a
coast-to-coast trip by aeroplane, landed
at 8:80 o'clock this arternoon ai -yoie,
Tex 18 miles east of here. It Is said
there is some defect In the machine,
but he landed without trouble. He In
tends to leave early tomorrow morn
ing for Abilene.
Fowler landed this afternoon at 1:23
o'clock and remained until 8:33. He
flew today from Vanhorn, Tex., 94
miles to Pyote.
The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 60
degrees: minimum, 5i degrees.
TODAY'S Occasional rain, southeasterly
Battle at Nanking, now Imminent rna de
cide late OI tnineao uuiit.
Troops will be called if necessary to enforce
court's Jurisdiction over packers. Page I.
Cardinal Gibbons pleads for arbitration to
end war. Page 2.
President Taft confined to Whtte House by
' bad cold; tnreai oi potum u....
PnrA 1.
Chinese "tag day" gives pointers in art of
raising money for charity. Page 1.
Mrs Hetty Green cars she could "do skirt
dance" to prove she la still young. Page 3.
Mrs. Patterson's life story Is expected to
Im Drees Jury, rase z.
Dr. Lyman complains because he cannot
have wine with nis meaie in ju. o.
Young man has to ask police who he is;
thev tell him he Is swindler. Page 8.
McKamara Jurors get bad news from home.
Page S.
Boston educator says sugar Is foe to laxl-
ness. Page 1.
Bobber ties express cleric to depot truck and
takes thousands from aaze. rage .
Oauge on waistband shows Ishl. the tm-
contamlnated, is getting mi. mn .
Texas Governor orders Mexican rebels to
leave state. Page 4.
Pacific Northwest.
Flood cuts off Seattle's water supply, leavea
city In darkness ana aamages ranroaa
lines. Page 1.
Dr. Frank E. Smith, head of Feeble-Mlnded
School, shot at irom amousn at saiera.
Page 1.
Cities on Upper Columbia see trade possi
bilities as Inland umpire aistriDuiing
points. Page 6.
Doble'l team not really heavier than Ore
gon's. Page 8.
Princeton champion' of "Big Four" In East.
Page 8. '
American turf men gloomy because racing
game Is losing popularity, rage a.
Homestead laws tie up land m Siuslaw
forest. Page JO.
Big acreage In Eastern Oregon to be irri
gated, fsge lu.
North Yakima woman wins apple exhibit
prize at Nw i ork show. Page 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
New Pantages Theater opens tonight, page J.
Injuries to hull of schooner Wertemer ex
amined at l"ort ot i-ortland drydock.
Page IX.
Allsky's attorney denies statements made
In alleged Interview with S. T. Jeffreys.
Page 14.
Oregon's exhibit for Governors special train
sent East- Page ll.
Judge Robert S. Lovett and heads of three
of Harrlman railroads confer In Port
land. Page 14.
Portland Elks may offer prize to lodpemon
traveling farthest distance to convention.
Page 7.
Officer of cruiser Boston is sought to an
swer charge of larceny. Page 14.
Iewlston. Idaho. Joins Portland In fight for
open river to anaoian line. Page 11.
Police aay 60,000 persona turned away from
Gipsy Smith meeting, page s.
Rumor of Pneumonia
Officially Denied.
Hoarseness Aggravated by
Address at Frederick, Md.
Ailment .Contracted Soon After Trip
Through Country Secretary Hil
les. Similarly Afflicted Is
Confined to Bed.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 19. President
Taft Is suffering from a severe cold
'which confined him to the White House
today. His condition, although not at
all alarming. Is such that his physician
has ordered him to take care of him
self. As a result the President tonight
cancelled his engagement for Rich
mond, Va., tomorrow, where ho was
to have addressed the National Grocers'
Speech Made Against Advice,
The President contracted a bad cold
soon after his return from his trip
through tho country. Against tho ad
vice of his physician. Major Dulaaay.
he filled an engagement last week at
Frederick, Md., where he addressed a
big crowd. At that time he apologized
for his hoarseness, which was not less
ened by his efforts.
In view of his condition. Dr. Dulaney
tonight gave Imperative orders that
Mr. Taft must remain Indoors. The
President has not left tho Whits House
for 48 hours, but he has attended to
pressing business. Obeying the physi
cian's commands, Mr. Taft accordingly
telegraphed his regrets to the Rich
mond Congress.
Threatened Pneumonia Denied.
There were rumors that Mr. Taft waa
threatened with pneumonia, but these
were emphatically denied at the White)
"A bad cold and nothing more," waa
tho way tho report was exposed of.
Charles D. Hilles, secretary of the
President, like his chief, also is the vic
tim of a severe cold. He was confined
to his bed today, but his physician be
lieves he will be able to take up his
duties In the executive office tomorrow.
At the White House late today it
was said that there had been no change
In the President's condition during the
evening. He is not by any means con
sidered seriously ill, but his physician
will insist upon his keeping quiet end
attending only to the most important
public business for a few days.
Heir to Baroda Throne Says Ameri
can Girls Are "Too Cold."
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 19. (Spe
cial.) Jaisint Gaekwar, Prince of
Baroda and heir apparent to the throne
of that country and now a senior at
Harvard, longs for the timo that he
can shake the dust of America from
his heels and return to the land of his
nativity. He expects to finish his col- ;
lege career in January, covering the ,
four-year course in three and a halfi
years. Tha young Prince will then re-1
turn to Baroda and assist his royat,
father In directing the policies of that!
"I have found the expense attending?
upon bbtainlng a college education In
this country rather heavy, especially;
for one in my position," said Gaekwar.
"Many times I find my large income)
inadequate to meet my obligations hero
and have often times been on the verge
of asking my father to Increase my
allowance. The high cost of living is
one of the faults of this country.
"I ' can't say that I admire your
women, and you can say ' emphatically
that I have no intention of taking an
American bride home with me. I have
found your girls too cold. They are
over-fond of show and awfully af
fected." 3000 TO RUN BIG FARM
California Land Bought for Com
ninnnity of Russians.
SACRAMENTO, Cal.. Nov. 19. (Spe
cial) Morris Brook, of this city, has
secured an option on a tract of 22,000
acres of foothill land in Glenn and
Colusa Counties for a colony of Rus
sians that w.lll include 3000 persons.
The land will be farmed as a whole
if the deal is completed and there will
be no individual holdings. The colo
nists will farm It on a community plan,
all living In a town that will be
established. -
VnnU Conway, Editor, Dies.
VIRGINIA CITY, Mont., Nov. 19.
Frank Conway, Editor of tho Madl
sonian and a pioneer newspaperman of
Montana, t'ied suddenly hero tonight of
apoplexy. He came to Montana In 1S67
and worked aa a cowboy, printer and