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STRIPPED IN DEAL
Steel Trust Helped to
Get Iron Range.
BULLION GROWS 700 FOLD
Victim Blames Baptist Minis
ter .'ore Than Rockefeller.
OIL MAN TO BE WITNESS
Engineer Rj n Wm Ordered to
Id Cost of Mlssabo Itallroad to
Oimmlwloii to Jutlfy
Ore Katrs Charged.
WASHINGTON. Not. II. Alfred Mer
rltt. of Duluth, Minn.. flrt president of
the Duluth. Mlssabe Northern Rall
rosd. who .tried himself a "lumber
Jsck." unacquainted with the method!
of the -money trust - told the House
Steel Trust Investigating committee to.
,lar that through loans of lees than 1.
ftnn.soo from John I. Rockefeller, he
had lost hl holdings In the Mlssabe
Iron mines and the railroad property
n..w owned by the Tnlted States Steel
Corporation and estimated to be worth
to.1y aa high a $700.00O.O0.
Mrrltt and his brother. Leonldas
M.rrltt. who will testify tomorrow,
were among the original mine owners
In the Lake Superior region and part
owners and builders of the Duluth.
Mlssabe A Northern Railroad. The eld
rr Merrlt declared that he was Induced.
thrnuKh F. D. Gates. Mr. Rockefeller's
secretary In charge of his charitable
work.- to put up all hla holdings aa
collateral for loana from Mr. Rocke
feller In U9I and 1S93. One loan waa
Mlalater A 14a raeae.
r.atea, he said, waa a Baptist p'reach
er. In whom be had confidence.
The witness related how. two. months
after he had put up his collateral mi-Jt
Mr. Rockefeller during the panic of
llfl. Rockefeller called In the loan.
Tiring him 24 hours to raise t:0.0OO.
and that being unable to raise tha
money, he and hla brother lost their
property. He admitted that Mr. Rocke.
Teller offered him an opportunity to
buy hla property back within a year,
but declared that the oil king told fi
nanciers to "keep handa off and that
he waa unable to raise money any
Dlspute aa to the nature of the
transaction arose when A. A. Reld,
rounset for the United States Steel
Corporation, said that the Merrttta had
made actual sales of their stock hold
ings to Rockefeller to raise money and
that they had never taken advantage
of the opportunity to repurchase with
in a year. Another. Mr. Reld declared,
had redeemed his stock and secured his
pro rata share at l:o a share when It
waa taken orer at the time of the or
ganisation of the t'nlted Statea Steel
Rockefeller Be Tallea.
Tha Introduction of Mr. Rockefeller"!
name In thla manner almost resulted In
the Issuance of aubpena ducea tecum
for him to appear before the commit
tee with the contract made at the time
of the Merrltt loans. Representative
Heal!, of Tetas. moved that this be
done. No objection were heard when
Chairman Stanley put the motion, but
tha committee decided later In the
executive seaslon not to call Mr. Rocke
feller until Leonldaa Merrltt had tes
tified. The Menitta were first parties to a
transaction with Mr. Rockefeller and
others In the formation of the Lake
Superior Consolidated Iron Mines. In
this tha mines of the region of tha
Duluth. Mlssabe at Northern were con
solidated. Out or thla a suit by tha
Merrttta against Rockefeller developed
en the ground of misrepresentation of
the value of mining properties turned
in by t:.e Rockefeller Interests.
Offer rrasa Jha IX Rehura, v
Subsequently Rockefeller paid the
Merrttta 32.ooo la settlement for this.
Before the settlement and after he
had lost hla holdings and ceased to be
president of the railroad. Mr. Merrltt
testified. Mr. Gates went to him and
aid that Mr. Rockefeller wanted him
to continue as president of the road
for another yeur.
"Waa that the Baptist preacher Gate,
olio .a me to you?" asked Chairman
"Tea. Mr. Merrltt replied. "He aald
Mr. Rockefeller had confidence In ma
and knew that L through my acquaint
ance witn tha boys on the range, would
be able to get more shipping bualcess
than anyone els could do. I guesa
that waa true."
"Then Rev. Lr. Cates seemed to be
serving the Lord and John D. Rocke
feller, didn't her the chairman Inter
rupted. "But I refused the offer." Mr. Merrltt
answered emphatically. "I told Cates
that I couldn't retain my manhood and
tsork for Rockefeller."
Traaaarf lea la I atria-ate.
The Intricacies of the transactions
war Involved and with difficulty
drawn from the witness. Representa
tive Beall. of Texas, finally summed
the matter up thus:.
"Tou d- know this. then, before you
tCveciwdi aa 1 ae -
POLICE JOB LISTED
MANKIND S SINS MAKE CAClIXG,
Doctor. IJtvryrr. Minl-tcr and
Officer Are Among Learned," Is
Preface to Chiefs Talk.
OREGON C1TT. Or, Nov. (Spe
cial.) Classification of policemen aa
members of the learned professions,
along with doctor, lawyers and min
isters, was made by President T. J.
Gary, of the Congregational Brother
hood, when he Introduced Acting Chief
of Police Slover. of Portland, at a meet
ing of the organisation here last night.
President Gary explained that tha
ministers, lawyers and doctors made
their living because of the sins of man
kind, and pointed out that Mr. Slover
qualified In the same category.
Mayor Rushlight, of Portland, was to
have been the principal speaker, but
delegated Mr. Slover In hla stead.
Acting Chief Slover urged the neces
sity In cities of special officers whose
province should be the care of chil
dren. He strongly Indorsed the curfew
law and dwelt at length on tha quali
fications that must be possessed If a
man Is to be a good policeman. Tact,
he said, was perhaps the most necessary
In the regulation of children, and in
appeasing the wrath of the children's
parents, tact, diplomacy and other qual
ities are required, he said.
PATRONS FIGHT. CARMEN
Seattle Police Time Bon to So That
Law, May Bo Obeyed.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Nov. II. Special)
With tha police standing aside and
holding a stop watch on the fights be
tween passengers and conductora and
motortnoR. the Seattle, Renton South
ern and Seattle Electrlo companies are
complaining of a lack of protection
from the city authorities. They aay
they are practically helpless against
the rowdyism of a vicious element of
the city, who declare themselves rep
resentatives of the people of Rainier
Valley, but who really constitute an
Infinitesimal part of that community.
Mayor Dllllng's defense to thla charge
Is that be declines to have policemen
act as Judges In the brawls that have
become frequent of late, especially on
the Seattle Renton Southern. The
executive also has decreed that If these
lights detain the cars on which they
occur more than Ave mlnutee the train
crew must be arrested on the spot.
Firtbi iCE MOVEMENT' OUT
Nome Report Roadstead Will Re
Closed Soon by Floes.
NOME. Alaska. Nov. II. The first
Ice movement In Bering Sea thla sea
son moved down from the Arctic and
drifted Into the roadstead. The floes
did not remain long and aoon were
carried out to aea by the tide. The
oldest pioneer can recall no season In
which the Ice has been so late. The
floes are moving southward and It Is
believed the roadstead will aoon be
The Chamber of Commerce. City
Council and other organisations met
today and Indorsed the movement to
secure Congressional legislation for a
harbor In the Snake River to afford
protection to Nome's mosquito fleet,
which suffera severely every Winter
from the ice Jam In the open roadstead.
1:30 OWL CARS TO BE TRIED
On Sunday Morning- Street Railway
Company Will Start Move.
Beginning Sunday morning at 1:S0
the streetcar company will start Its
"owl" car service. Announcement was
made yesterday by officiate of their In
tention to put on one more car on each
line to make the run at that tlma
every morning of the week, except
Monday The company has decided to
put on thla service aa an experiment.
Cara will be run from their terminal
points In the down-town district to the
end of the lines, from which they will
return to the barns. Thla will necesal.
tate a service on some lines as late as
1:10 A. M.
The only exceptions made In thla 1:10
A. M. schedule are the Oregon City,
Casadero and Vancouver lines.
HOUND DIES FROM DRINK
Dally Round of Saloons Fatal. So
Veterinary Surgeons Say.
TRENTON. N. J Nov. 21. (Special.)
Ben Franklin, a valuable English
greyhound owned by Edward Tachopp,
is dead, and the cause of bis demise,
veterinary aurgeona agree, waa Bright' a
disease superinduced by alcoholism.
Ben could drink more beer In a day
than any two men, and for . tha paat
two years ha scarcely drew a sober
breath. Those who knew Ben's mother
aay that she was even a worse tippler
than her offspring. He had a regular
round of saloons to cover almost dally.
CASTRO VICTOR IN BATTLE
VeneineU's ex-President Return at
Head or Great Army.
MEXICO CITT. Nov. II. A dispatch
to the Nuevo Era from Caracas today
aays that General Clprlano Castro, ex
prealdent of Venexuela, has won In a
battle which occurred In Venexuela day
before yeaterday. having entered his
native country with thousands of follower
Attack on City Is Be
BESIEGERS ARE WELL ARMED
Canton Officials Reported De
ATTACK ON PEKIN PLANNED
Republican Commander in Southern
City Holds Troop In Readiness
for Movement Against Im
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. II. Revolu
tionary, troops are assembling In great
numbers Just outside of Nanking, ac
cording to a cable dispatch received
today by the Chinese Free Press. Ad
vices say thst the troops sre com
manded by General Chao Shu Chlng.
former General under the Manchu gov
ernment. The attack on Nanking Is
expected to begin within a few hours.
The revolutionists are well supplied
with arms and ammunition.
Hongkong advices to the Chinese
Dally Paper say that the former Vice
roy of Canton. Chong Ming Chi. has
cut off his queue and gone to Europe.
District Magistrate Ten Ping has
abandoned his post to the Republican
party and fled. The Commander-in-chief
of the republican army In Canton
la aendlng one regiment north and will
head tha other troops In his command
In tha attack on Pekln.
AMERICAN" 'WOMAIT 'IS SLAIN
Kurllier Confirmation of Massacre
of Foreigners Received.
PEKIN. Nov. II. The killing of for
eigners at Slan Fu, Shan SI province,
has been further confirmed by two Chl
nesa students who have arrived from
During the fighting In Stan Fu a mob
attacked the China Inland Mission, Just
outalde the city. The mob murdered
Mrs. Beck man. who Is said to be an
American, and five of the mission chil
dren. Mr. Beckman was wounded, but
escaped, saving an Infant.
The surviving foreigners were shel
tered by Chinese Christians and subse
quently departed eastward toward the
J. C. Keyte, an English Baptist mis
sionary, will leave Pekln for Slan Fu
tomorrow to ascertain tha facts con
cerning the murders. He will go un-
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INDEX TO TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 63
degree; minimum. 44 decree.
TODAY'S Fair; westerly winds.
Rebel attack on Nanking le believed Im
minent. Pae 1.
Suffraxettes attempt to storm Parliament
meets defeat at hands of police. Page i.
Kansas lllxrs strain ears to bear girl tell
of tar party. Pass 1.
IdcNamara defense and prosecution clash
over labor theory. Pace 6.
Not a gray head Is seen on Jury to try Mrs.
Patterson. Pace S.
San Francisco Jewelry salesman murdered
and IJOOO In Jewels stolen. Psce .
Uneasiness felt alorg Mexican border. Page .
Labor delerates will continue on National
Civic Federation, page 6.
Oovernment flies appeal In short haul rate
cases. Page 2.
Witness In steel Inquiry testtfles that Hocke
feller aided steel trust to get $700,000,000
property. Page 1.
Oovernment orders warships to Ban to Do
mingo. Pace 2.
Pacific fleet leaves 8an FTnaclaco for ma
neuvers in Hawaii. Page 4.
Seattle water supply still demoralised; floods
recede. Page .
State and owners decide on 1450.000 aa price
for Oregon City locks. Page -
Policeman's calling Is classed with learned
profession by Oregon City speaker. Page 1.
Gambling table quarrel In blind pig at Weed,
CaL, ends In murder. Page. T.
Veen Oregg. famous southpaw, tells ef his
alary troubles with Cleveland basebaH
club. Page a.
College schedules far enough gone to tell
Northwest stars. Page s.
Commercial and Marine.
Only T000 bales of hops left In Oregon grow
ers' bands. Pace 21.
Bright weather In Argentina depresses wheat
markets. Pace 20.
Railroad and industrial stocks advancing.
Portland firm gets lumber contract tor
world's largest railroad ferry. Page 20.
Portland and Vicinity.
Downtown business man seek relief from an
noyance caused by street orators. Page 12.
Worklngman carrying dinner bucket answers
Gipsy Smith's appeal. Page 1.
County Commissioners Inquire into right of
telephone company to use county road
for poles and wires. Page 14.
W. T. Slater addresses fitate Bar Association
on unlntelllglhlllty of Judiciary amend
ment passed By people. Page IX
Chinaman says he paid money to city of
ficial for gambling protection. Page 9.
Entry list for fifth annual Horse Show Is
announced. Page IK.
Retired Methodist Episcopal minister ar
retted ' on accusations of young girls.
New flreboat David Campbell to be ready
next August; contract la let. Page 4.
10. I.. Thompson says reduction of tariff
on raw wool will endanger big Oregon
industry. Page 14.
Seven chicken heads are exhibit in court In
trial of alleged tblef. Page 1.
Seattle prisoner Is brought to Portland to
trace bad-deed gsnc. Page 15.
MILLION ASKED FOR ROAD
Steps Taken In Flan for Bonding
Chehalls County, Wash.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Nov. !L (Spe
cial.) Initial, steps toward bonding
Chehalls County for 11.000,000 to build
permanent good roads, to organize a
company to finish the uncompleted part
of the Aberdeen to Westport road, and
to Install and operate a ferry In connec
tion with the road, were among the
important mattera taken tip at the reg
ular weekly luncheon of the Aberdeen
Chamber of Commerce at the Hotel
The proposal probably will be pre
sented to tha voters at the general
BEATEN If BATTLE
Attempt to Storm Par
LONDON POLICE VICTORIOUS
Prominent Women Are Among
Those Under Arrest.
MUCH PROPERTY DAMAGED
Premier's Refusal to Pledge Gov
ernment to BUI Giving Equal
Suffrage to Both Sexes
Leads to Disturbance.
LONDON, Nov. II. The suffragettes
a red badly at the hands of the police
tonight. They had threatened to force
thejr way Into the House of Commons
and make a protest on the floor against
the Prime Minister's refusal to pledge
the government to a bill giving equal
suffrage to both sexes, but they failed
to reach the entrance to Parliament.
Thwarted by the police, who arrested
220 women and three, men, the suf
fragettes resorted to a campaign of
window smashing. Driven from Par
liament Square by the police, 1800 of
whom were on duty, the women, ac
companied by sympathizers and gangs
'of rowdies, proceeded through White
hall, armed with bags of stones, con
cealed under their coats, and broke
windows In public offices, the Liberal
headquarters and the National Liberal
Club. They extended their operations
to the Strand, where windows of the
Postofflce Bank and other private con
cerns suffered from the onslaught.
Premier Angers Women.
The militant tactics of the suffra
gettes followed a statement by Pre
mier Asqulth, that the government was
unable to Introduce a bill to enfran
chise women, as the cabinet was di
vided on the question, but would allow
an amendment to be introduced to the
proposed manhood suffrage bill, leav
ing It to the House of Commons to de
cide whether women should be given
The suffragettes met early in the
evening In Caxton Hall, less than a
mile from Parliament Square, and, after
adopting a resolution declaring that the
Prime Minister's denial of their re
quest was a grave and unpardonable
Insult to women, called for volunteers
for "dangerous service."
A deputation of B0 women, headed by
Mrs. Pethlck Lawrence, accompanied by
Immense crowds, started shortly for
the House of Commons to present the
resolution or take whatever action was
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7 CHICKEN HEADS
art rniiRT tfiunT
nuu vjWUI 1 I ixiiu i
MAN CAUGHT IN" COOP, DEAD
FOWLS AROCXD HIM.
Judge Must Decide Whether Slaugh
ter Constitutes Theft of Which
Dan Riley 19 Accused.
Chicken heads for a second time re
cently formed the basic evidence In a
larceny case, when Dan Riley went to
trial In the Municipal Court yesterday
on a charge of raiding the chicken
coop of John Norrls at 19 Klllingsworth
avenue. Before the blanched face of
the prisoner the heads of seven Buff
Cochins were dumped on the table,
after the defense had made strenuous
efforts to exclude the exhibit.
Norrls told of hearing a noise In the
chicken-house and of his strategical
maneuvers to keep the exit covered
without going too near the Intruder.
"Tou are not a brave man," said the
attorney for the defense.
"I may live the longer," said Norrls.
Norrls said he whistled, to let the
Intruder know he was about, until an
other Inmate of the house came, when
he went across the street for Patrol
man Mallon. Mallon, with gun and
flashlight entered the coop and found
Riley, who was just released from jail
that day, pretending to be in a drunken
sleep, while the decapitated chickens
lay around him, some still kicking.
"Ton don't know that he wrung
their heads off, do you?" asked the at
torney. "No," answered Mallon, "he may have
bit them off."
Whether slaughter of chickens. on the
premises constitutes the charge that he
"did take, steal and carry away," is a
question the court took under advise
ment. The City Attorney was advised
to file a new complaint for trespass,
against the contingency that the lar
ceny charge may fall.
SCHOLARSHIP TAKES DROP
University of Washington Students
Flunked and Conditioned In Scores.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON,
Seattle, Nov. 21. (Special.) With 14
students flunked this year and E70, or
one-fourth the attendance at the uni
versity conditioned, scholarship stand
ing at Washington is In a worse con
dition than It has been for years. The
number of conditions are just double
that of last month.
"Such a condition Is a disgrace to
the university," said Dean Sewall Hag-
gett today. I can see no reason or
cause for such a showing as this. Some
thing Is radically wrong somewhere,
and the trouble must be in the student
himself. Those who have received con
ditions should be careful to remove
them at once as they are a stain on
their scholarship throughout the sem
ester." The new rules which makes It pos
sible for a student to get a flunk, pro
bation or condition at the end of a
month instead of six months are large
ly responsible for the poor showing.
Students will play along, according to
the faculty, until toward the end of
the year and then will cram enough
to get through.
TURKEY MARKET WAVERS
Middle West Flood Coast With
Birds and Price Takes Drop.
ROSEBURO, Or, Nov. 21. (Special.)
Aa a result of flooding the Northwest
buying centers with turkeys from the
Middle Western States, the Douglas
County market Is today In a state of
A week ago Roseburg buyers were
offering 25 cents a pound for dressed
birds, while today the same class of
produce Is tentatively quoted at 20
cents. Most of the Douglas County
buyers are refusing to accept turkeys
until such time as the market becomes
CLEW TO LING IS FOUND
Arrest of Murderer of Elsie Slegel
May Come Soon.
CLEVELAND, Nov. 21. The arrest of
Leon Ling, sought for two years or
more for the murder of Elsie Selgel in
New York, may follow action of the
Cleveland police who tonight tele
graphed the authorities of a Texas city
asking them to find Ling.
Information on which the police acted
reached them as the result of a tons
ITALIANS REPULSE TURKS
Aeroplanes, Acting as Scouts, Tell
of Enemy's Position.
TRIPOLI, Nov. 21. The Italians re
port that the Turks were repulsed yes
terday in three outpost attacks with 29
killed. Five aeroplanes, returning to
camp, reported that there had been no
change In the Turkish position. They
succeeded In dropping bombs Inside the
Turkish camp, which was destroyed.
At the same time the Italian armored
cruiser Carlo Alberto bombarded the
village of Amrus and the fort of Henni,
a few miles from Tripoli.
AVIATOR FALLS 400 FEET
Kald Belton's Injuries, Say Physi
cians, May Be Fatal.
CHICAGO, Nov. 21. Kaid Belton, a
former English army officer, studying
aviation in the Pullman field here,
fell 400 feet in an aeroplane today.
His Injuries, physicians say, may be
filDI TCI 10
STORY OF TARRING
Villagers Strain Ears
to Catch Words.
DAY IN COURT DRAMATIC
Mary Chamberlain Is Csinj as
She Recites Great Wrong.
DECOY GIVES NEW FACTS
Barber Who Led Schoolma'am Into
Trap Relates How She Thwarted
Part of Rustics' Plan to
LINCOLN CENTER, Kan.. Nov. 21.
This was Mary Chamberlain's day In
court In the "tar party" case. Facing
three of the men accused of com
plicity In attacking her on a country
road north of Shady Bend on the night
of October 7. In a crowded room she
told of her horrifying experience.
Her story was dramatic for its sim
plicity. She gave a coherent narra
tive of the episode in a low. even voice.
Not once did she entirely lose her self
control. Nor did she speak with any feeling
against the defendants. Had she been
telling of the experiences of some oth
er person, she could not have been
Jury Listens Intently.
Throughout the time she was on the
stand she watched the Jury, and every
Juryman gave her story the closest at
tention. On cross-examination her story was
A crowd of men, the majority of
whom have attended every session of
the trial in the hope that they might
be present when she told her story,
strained their ears in an effort to
catch her every word, and perhaps a
hundred persons vied with one another
outside the doors for places near the
entrance In the hope of catching a
word of her testimony.
State Rests Case.
The girl was on the witness stand
about half an hour. The defense re
served the right to recall her later.
With the completion of her testimony,
the state rested its case. The defense
immediately began its examination of
witnesses, and 10 had been questioned
when adjournment was taken tonight.
It waa not the freshness of Misa
Chamberlain's story that held the in
terest of the throng, for she told little
that was not known. Her narrative
set forth how Edward Ricord, a vil
lage barber, decoyed her into the coun
try on the pretense of going to a
dance, of his alleged Insults and their
decision to return home; how, when
they had gone a short distance, a party
of five masked men dragged her from
the buggy, while Ricord fled, and the
subsequent pouring of tar on her body
and limbs by one man, while others
rubbed It In with their hands; how by
this experience she was rendered un
conscious and later awoke to find her
self being driven home by the com
panion who had deserted her, and how
the tar clung to her body for days
after the attack.
Asallants Kot Recognised.
She said she failed to recognize any
of her assailants. The different view
points of the plaintiff and at least one
of the defendants regarding the case
stood out plainly when the defense of
fered the testimony of James Booze, a
'few minutes after Miss Chamberlain
had finished her dramatic story. Booze
started to the "tarring," but did not
"Why did you wish to go?" he was
asked by Prosecutor McCanless.
"I Just wanted to se the fun." he
"By fun you mean the process of
putting tar on Miss Chamberlain?"
Boose Under Arrest.
. Booze Is under arrest but not on trial
now. The three defendants now be
fore the court are Sherrlll Clark. A. N.
Slmms and John Schmidt, charged with
complicity In the attack.
A. N. Slmma, Uie first defendant to
take the stand, testified regarding con
versation at the mill.
"I heard them Bay it was the Inten
tion to hold up Mary and Ed," he said.
"Chester Anderson eaid It was the plan
to catch the couple in a compromising
position at a designated point."
It was noticeable that not a woman
besides Miss Chamberlain and her
mother was in the courtroom. The rule
regarding the exclusion of minors was
None of the witnesses who testified
during the morning session gave any
detailed testimony regarding the actual
act of "tarring." The prosecution used
the witnesses simply In an effort to
establish a chain of evidence showing
the three defendants now on trial were
Involved in planning the attack and
actually started to attend the "party."
It Is the contention of these three men
that they took no part In spreading
the paint and were not present when it
Man's Remarks Indecent.
Miss Chamberlin described Rtcord's
Concluded en Pace a.)