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-nro PORTLAND.. OREGON. , MONDAY, JAMJAKY 22, 1912. .
VOL- LI NO. l.t.VGZ. i
I, TAFT IS TOLD
Two Cabinet Members
COEOIALTY IS SIGNIFICANT
Visits to Oyster Bay Carry
Conviction of Friendship.
FIGHT TO GO ON IN IOWA
resident' Advisers Not Disposed to
GIt Tp Hop of State Be
caiM Erutor CommlnJ
Has Entrrfd Race.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 1. (SpeclaL
President Taft's serenity In tha face of
a widespread propaganda for tha nomi
nation of Theodore Roosevelt for tha
Presidency la now explained by tha
statement that Colonel Roosevelt re
cently told a member of tha Tart Cabi
net that he would not accept. If nomi
nated. Careful obeerrera haTe noted tha
a!nce Just before Chrlstmaa. Henry I.
Stlrason. Secretary of War. baa paid at
least three vletta to Oyster Bay. Mr.
Stlmeon waa Mr. Roosevelt's unsuceess
f ul candidate for Governor of New York
jut year. Secretary Meyer, who waa
the only Roosevelt Cabinet Officer re
tained In the Taft Cabinet, baa con
ferred with Mr. Roosevelt within tha
pat two weeks.
Vlatta Are SlgaUewat.
It has been a matter of quiet com
ment In Washington that If relatione
between Oyster Bay and tha White
House were severely strained. !t would
be difficult for any Cabinet officer to
be visiting Mr. Roosevelt frequently
and nearly Impossible for Secretary
Meyer or Secretary Stlmson to do It,
they having been so close to him for
merly. It Is now aaJd In an authoritative
quarter that Mr. Roosevelt told both
cf these Cabinet fflcere that he waa
not would not a candidate for
another nomination, and that to ona
of them he aald ha would not Accept
There s no disposition on tha part
of President Taffe supporters to re
sard the situation In Iowa aa hopelesa
or all one-sided. Just because 8enator
Cummins has entered the race. There
will be real fights for Taft delegates.
It Is declared. In the First. Fifth.
Sixth. Eighth and Ninth Districts.
Moreover. t haa coma to light that
soma members of the Iowa delegation
In Congress are aecretly bitter In their
feeling against Cummins because his
candidacy, they declare, will put them
In an embarrassing political position
la ther districts.
La Fallett. fra-ed te Quit.
It Is no secret that many of Senator
IA FoMette'a friends are urging him
to withdraw. These men are not less
admlrera of tha Wlaconsln man. but
men who believe be cannot be nom
inated thla year, and that If ha con
tinues In tha race under a heavy han
dicap and la defeated overwhelmingly
he will have little chance tn future
years. If ha contemplates aeeklng tha
Strictly speaking, it la not true to
say that La Follette's friends are dl
ldlng into opposing factions, for those
who are urging him to withdraw bold
him In aa high regard aa those who
want him to continue. But It la true
that hie frlenda have divided Into two
classes those who think he can be
nominated, and those who believe be
It la not possible at thla time to
measure the relative strength of the
two classes of "La Follette men; their
strength probably changes from day to
day. But certain It Is that some of the
best politlclana who have been backing
La Foliette have satisfied themselves
that he cannot be nominated, and for
hie own good and for their own peace
of mind they want him to withdraw,
and that very soon.
Wlaevaeia Mas la Optlaalat.
I"p to the present time Senator La
Koliette Is not convinced that be la out
of the running. In fact he went on
Ma little stumping tour full cf hope
and expectation. He left Washington
confident that he would be able to
arouse such enthusiasm as would start
a new rally under his battle flag; be
went Into the Middle West believing
that all the people needed waa an
awakening, and be framed bis speeches
to rouse them from their apathy to
wards him. For La Follette la very
much of an optimist In some ways; he
has great confidence tn himself and
he counts on his ability to convince
other. That Is why be baa turned a
deaf ear to those of his friends who
have tried to prevail upon blm to with
draw. CITRUS FRUIT YIELD HEAVY
lowt Damage In California Not .is
Severe as First Believed.
SAX BERNARDINO. Cil Jan. II.
The citrus fruit crop of Southern Cali
fornia this season will be approxi
mately 2C.S0O cars, according to the
statement or J. S. Leeds, of Chicago,
head of the Santa Fe Refrigerator Dispatch.
LIZARDS AND DUCKS
DINE WITH SOCIETY
CHAMPAGNE IS TOO MCSH-HIC!
Guests at Mr. Welsh'. "Animal
Dinner" Somewhat Disconcerted
When Frogs nop From Dishes.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. tl (Spe
cial.) Tha "animal" dinner given by
Mrs. Andrew Welch at the Fairmont
Hotel Friday night haa created a aen
aatloa In highest society circles. Mra.
Welch's dinner table represented a
scene In a jungle. Figures of liona
and tigers, giraffes and elepbanta
peered from miniature thickets, but It
waa the Introduction cf living crea
turea Into tha picture that fumlahed
the element of eccentricity. Ducks,
parrots, frogs, llsards. canary blrda
and craba kept strange company with
the lay flgurea of beasts from tha
The commotion of tha seating of tha
guests roused two parrots and ona be
gan to cheer vociferously for Rolph.
while the second, who waa of tha ex
aggerated profane type, consigned
everyone to perdition by shrieking,
-Too go to hell."
Frogs bopped from the grass-covered
table Into the lapa of tha gueata
and were received In shrieks.
Tha climax of the fun waa reached
when a wag suggested that the
-sportlness" of the parrota be tested
by giving them bread aoaked In cham
pagne. Ona became imore noisy and
vociferous and changed his mild con
versational tone to a wildly declama
tory command. -Have a good time!
Have a good time, but ba aura and
come home by And the one that
had been swearing all evening sub
sided and fell asleep.
Oold fish were fed on champagne
soaked crumbs and turned over and
Ducka released from their cage flew
wildly about among the electric light
bulbs and stray crabs were found
crawling slowly about the dining
room. WASHINGTON MAN IS HERO
American Jumps Into Shark-Infested
Sea to Save) Woman.
VICTORIA. B. C Jan. II. News of
the suicide of Mrs. Sherwood .Hall, of
Grand Rapids. Mich, who jumped over
board from tha steamer Cleveland on
the voyage from Bombay to Yokohama,
was brought by the steamer Titan
which arrived from the Orient today.
Marcus Jordan, of Washington. D. C.
leaped Into the shark-Infested sea and
held the drowning woman's bead above
the water until a boat picked them up
but Mrs. Hall died after being taken
Fassengera on the Cleveland, which
la on a cruise around the world, said
they would report the occurrence to the
Carnegie Hero Medal Commission when
they returned to the United States.
EDITOR LEAVES $4,000,000
Marchioness Gets Large Income)
From Labouchere Estate.
FLORENCE. Jan. 21. Tha will of
Henry Labouchere, editor of London
Truth, who died here January. I,
leavea a large yearly Income to his
daughter, the Marchioness dl Rudlni.
His fortune, which la estimated at
$4,000,009. eventually will ba divided
among his nephews, who bear the
name of Labouchere.
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inois .Central Passen
ger Trains Collide.
PRIYATE CAR IS SMASHED
J. T. Harahan, Sr., and F. 0.
Melcher Are Among Dead.
THREE OTHERS ARE VICTIMS
Seminole Limited " Crashes Into
Rear of Another Fiver," Deal
ing Death to Former
President of 6ystem.
CENTRAL! A. I1U Jan. !. Five per
sons are known to be dead and mora
than a score injured as a reault.of a
rear-end collision at Klnmundy. I1L. at
1 o'clock thla morning between 8eml
nole Limited So. and No. IJ, also a
fast passenger train on the Illinois
Central Railroad. The private car of
F O. Melcher, second vice-president of
the Rock Island Railroad, attached to
train No. IS. was telescoped and the
four occupants killed.
F. O. Melcher, second vice-president
of the Rock Island Railroad. WInnetka,
J. T. Harahan. Sr.. former president
of tha Illinois Central Railroad. Chi
cago. E. E. Wright, an attorney of Mem
Albert H. Pierce, general aollcltor.
Payne, engineer of train No. I,
The fireman of No. S ' escaped by
No. 15 was due at Klnmundy at 11:8 J
o'clock last night. No. S. which does
not stop there, usually passed through
about' 11:30 A. M. No. S usually passed
No. 15 at Centralla at l:iS A. M.
-The responsibility for the accident
haa not yet been ascertained.
A Tellef train bringing tha injured to
thla city la due to arrive here at
The only man to escape injury In
the private car waa the secretary to
James T. Harahan, Sr.. resigned as
president of the Illinois Central at the
close of the year 1J10, but continued as
a director of the road. He waa 71 years
old and rose to prominence In the rail
road world from an obscure beginning
aa a freight clerk. He was successive
ly an engineer-and a passenger con
ductor. He had been president of the
Illinois Central alnce 1906. When he
resigned he was put on a pension of
16000 a year. Charles H. Markham suc
ceeded him as president.
Early In 110 carshop frauds,
amounting. It Is estimated to f6.000.
000. were uncovered by President Har
ahan. who put Detective Burns at work
tConcluded on Page -
CONTESTANTS TO DATE IN RACE FOR KEPOTLIOAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION.
AT LEFT, PRESIDENT TAFT. AT K1GO.I. ABOVE, SENATOR LA FOLLETTE.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTERDAVR Maximum temperature. IS
decrees; minimum. 7 desree.
TODAY'S Increasing- eloudlners. followea By
rain. East to southeast winds.
to Quit irea.
Many lieu land """"pji 6.
of Secretary of Interior. f" " tM
House te take up steel tariff early this
Wholesale fraud prosecutions W J0"1
thorltles deter swindler. Page e.
Department of Justice probing rebates by
Paclde lines. Pace 4.
Jade. f.antenbein may quit bench
all time to campaign for nomination tor
Congress. Page 1.
Representative La Follette scores "progres
sive" machine. Page 1.
Taft aald to have assurance that Rooeevan
will not be candidate. Page 1.
Mrs Ren. B. Moitow accused of """Je
ing husband, gives 40.000 baH. Page a.
Guggenheim divorce scandal, involving court
In meshes, near crista. Page l.
Rockefeller Institute has Pneumonia enre.
but no patients to try It on. page a.
Problem of how to manage canal wh com
pleted already regarded as pressing.
Favorable news expected from Bcott Antarc
tic Page z.
Woman, who aaved train from disaster so
years ago. dies In lows. Page a.
-Animal dinner- society sensation In Ban
Francisco. Pags L
President Taft may m..t Duke of Connaught
In N.w York. Pag. X.
J. T. Harahan." Sr.. and F. p. Icfcer
among railroad official, killed In wreck.
Wlfo of Captain of-Coos Bay launch eeee
husband drown; death Hit now six.
Page . '
Factional strife Impedes aim of special ses
sion of Idaho Legislature. Page 8-
Political campaign In Eugene district takes
on activity. Pag. B.
Purallup hunter, who aecld.ntly kills nleee.
commit saulclde. Psge U
Portland trspshooters defeat San Francisco
team en local grounds. Pag. 8.
Independents defeat North Bank at soeoer.
Two accidents msrk Los Angeles svlalloa
meet: airmen flirt with death. Pag. s.
Bums wins decision over Johnny Daly.
Portland and Vicinity.
Portland Symphony Orchestra plays way te
favor at Helllg Tbeater. Page 7.
Three extension, of East 6lde carllnee to be
mad. through subscription. Pago 14.
Raising of wreck cf Sarah Dixon, near
Kalaraa, Is begun. Pag. 1L
Questions sr. put to Portland merchanta to
learn their sentlm.nt toward Portland
Alaska steamer service. Page 11
Consolidated German societies denounce pro
posed two-year German course In high
schools. Pag. 1.
wuek. Pace x.
BABIES .RUBBER STAMPED
Chicago Hospitals Would Guard
CHICAGO.. Jan. 2i. All babies born
In Chicago hospitals are stamped, it
was announced today, after attention
had been called to the question now
vexing two Paris mothers.
As soon aa a baby arrives an anti
septic label, bearing the name of the
mother, the date and hour of birth and
the name of the attending physician la
attached to the child.
Attendanta at Chicago Lying-in Hos
pital discussed the enigma with which
two Paris mothers have to deal. The
atork visited a mother and her daugh
ter In the same hospital and at the
same hour in Paris. An attendant then
mixed tha Infants. Each mother now
fondles a baby and wonders whether
H ia a, gon or a brother, or a aon or
"If we did not have the stamping
system," said a Chicago nurse, "we
would ba In trouble all the time. Ident
ification Is absolutely necessary where
we have babies arriving at a rate of
I a dozen or two an hour. '
BssssssnsssnsawsBi asasss)nasnasnjBairwjs 1 . . 1 . . . VI k .. - A .. I
Woes of Guggenheims
FIRST WIFE IS CONTESTANT
Decree Obtained Ten Years
Ago Called Fraudulent.
SMELTERMAN WEDS AGAIN
Man Purporting to Represent Hus
band Accused by Judge of At
tempt to Influence Him.
Issue Is Long Fought.
CHICAGO, Jan. JL (Special.) The
most peculiar legal acandal ever ex
posed In a Chicago court will come to
a focus Tuesday when the suit of Mrs.
Grace B. Guggenheim to annul the di
vorce granted her In 101 from William
Guggetfheim. multl-mllllonalre member
of the famous smelter trust family, wfll
reach a hearing before Judge Wlndes In
the Circuit Court.
Popular Interest In the case has been
aroused to a great degree becauso the
suit comes before Judge Wlndes as the
result of charges made by Judge Petit
that an attempt to Influence him In his
decision waa made last month by some
one acting In tha Interest of Guggen
helm. Judge Exposes Scandal.
Judge Petit on December 18 admitted
that the attempt to direct his decision
in the case which has survived 10 years
of charges and legal proceedings was
made by a man purporting to represent
Tha Judge refused to name the man
or to say whether he waa an attorney
or court attache. He also failed to
bring the matter officially before the
Bar Association for action by that body
in the evant that the person named was
an attorney. Judge Petit, after a con
ference with tha attorneys representing
W-Ulun Guggenheim and his former
wife, asked that the case be transfer
red to some other court. On motion of
counsel for the complainant, the suit
was then taken before Judge Wlndes.
Divorce Granted In 1001.
The divorce waa granted In 1901 in
Chicago by Judge Dunne, then on the
Circuit Court bench. Application for
the decree was made by Mrs. Guggen
heim on statutory grounds, foundation
for which is said to have been provided
by Guggenheim on a visit here Imme
diately prior to the Institution of the
Alimony of 500 a month and the pay
ment of attorneys' feea for Mra Gug
genheim were agreed upon, and later a
settlement of lo0.009 is said to have
been made by the smelterman.
Mr. and Mrs. Guggenheim returned
to New York Immediately after the
granting of the decree and the woman
made no further attempt to sustain her
"rssldence" In Chicago. Guggenheim
(Concluded on Page 2.)
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BELOW, SENATOR CCMMUIa,
TAFT MAY GREET
DUKE IN GOTHAM
ROYALTY DUE TO ARRIVE
NEW YORK TODAY.
Society on Tip-Toe to Welcome King
George's Cncle. Princess, and
Others of Nobility.
NEW TORK. Jan. 21. (Special.)
Although the fact that no attempt will
be made by the Duke of Connaught,
Governor-General of Canada and uncle
of King George V, who will arrive In
New York tomorrow, to call upon or
meet President Taft, a rather unusual
procedure for one of a ruling family
visiting this country for the first time.
It was said that a meeting might be
As Mr. Taft will be In New York
Wednesday, It I- considered more than
likely that he win be present at Mr.
Mills' dinner and through Whitelaw
Reid. the American Ambassador to
Great Britain, will meet the Duke.
In confining his visit to the United
States to a short stay in New York,
the Duke has not offended President
Taft. nor has the fact that ho will not
go to Washington, caused any great
surprise In official circles.
The arrival here tomorrow of the)
Duko and Duchess will mark the first
visit of British royalty to New Tork
City since 62 years ago, when the
Prince of Wales, who later became
King Eward VII, traveled from New
York to the Far West, where he hunted
The leaders of society here have pre
pared to extend a welcome befitting
the royal visitors. Ambassador Reld,
with Mrs. Reld, will act as host of the
In addition to the Duke and the
Duchess, the party wll Include their
25-year-old daughter. Princess Patricia;
Miss Pel ley. one of the ladles-ln-walt-lng
at the government bouse, Ottawa;
Lieutenant-Colonel Lowther. military
secretary to the Duke, and Captain
Rlvers-Bulkeley, controller of the vice
LABOR ASSAILS WILSON
New York Patternmakers Say He's
Avowed Enemy of Unions.
CHICAGO, Jan. 21. (Special.)
Woodrow Wilson, Governor of New Jer
sey and candidate for the Democratic
nomination for President of the United
States, waa attacked on the floor of
the Chicago Federation of Labor to
day as a "reactionary masquerading
as a 'progressive' and as "an avowed
enemy of organized labor." Excerpts
from speeches made by Wilson when
he was president of Princeton Univer
sity, denouncing labor . unions as
monopolies, were read In a communi
cation sent the central labor body by
the Patternmakers Association.
The communication originally was
sent out by the organized patternmak
ers of New York, and has been for
warded to every city In the country
where local unions of patternmakers
Efforts to have the communication
laid on the table failed In the labor
body, and the delegates asked that an-
Investigation be made berore mey weni
on record as opposing the candidacy of
BALLOONIST IN DIRE PERIL
Gas Bag, Two Sllles Hlghi Blown
Over Sea; Wind Shifts, Saves.
LOS ANGELES. Jan, 21. Two ama
teur balloonlsts who attempted to make
a moonlight flight last night had a
thrilling experience for a few hours
while their craft was being blown far
out to sea. After reaching a height of
10.000 feet, the balloon started out to
sea and traveled many miles before a
change in the wind brought it back to
. As goon as they saw the earth the
gas bag was cut and a landing made
In the Venice hills. Hugh R. Stevens,
of Los Angeles, was not injured In
landing, but his companion. J. H. San
ders, of Venice, suffered severe bodily
TAFT STANDING BY HOOK
Objections to Nominee for Supreme
Bench Not Convincing.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 21. Among
friends of President Taft it was gen
erally understood today that the nom
ination of United States Circuit Judge
Hook t,o the Supreme Court, succeeding
the late Justice Harlan, would be sent
to the Senate this week. Objections
to Judge Hook, referred to Attorney
General Wlckersham, It was said, have
not proved convincing to the President
and he is inclined to make the appoint
ment The President got back from New
York early today. Ambassador Jua
serand returned with him.
POPE FONDLES LAMBS
Holiness Blesses Animals Of
fered as Tribute to Saint.
ROME. Jan. 21. The Pope who ap
peared to be In excellent health today
received a large delegation which
brought to him a number of lambs, fol
lowing the custom years.
This being the fete of St. Agnes, the
church bearing her name pays a tribute
of lambs to St. John Lanteran. The
are first brought to the Pope for his
benediction. The Pope caressed the
lambs which were bedecked with rib
bons. They will be kept alive until
Easter, their wool being used for the
pallia conferred upon archbishops.
NHOGENT ' SLAYER
Man Accidentally Kills
Niece in Woods.
GIRL'S SISTER SEES TRAGEDY
Shooting at Rabbit, Puyallup
Rancher Hits Child. .
GRIEF OVERCOMES HIM
T. B. Neff Takes Poison After See
in? Annabelle Bond. Left In His
Care, Dead on-Ground Note
to Mother Begs Forgiveness.
TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 21. (Special.)
T)ear Sister: I have killed Belle by
accident. Forgive me, forgive me. I
have taken poison to end my life.
"T. B. NEFF." .
The above note crudely written on
a piece of writing paper explaining hla
deed was found in the hat band of T.
B. Neff, aged 23 years, a rancher near
Puyallup. who after accidentally kill
ing ffia 12-year-old niece, Annabell
Bond, committed suicide today about
About 4 o'clock In the afternoon Nefl
went rabbit hunting. He took with
him as companions his two little
nieces, Annabelle and Meral Bond,
daughters of George Strong, of Fir
wood. They had walked about SOO
yards from the house when Neft sat
down on a log. The little girls, how
ever, remained standing. From a small
clump of bushes at one end of the log.
a rabbit suddenly appeared and ran
directly In back of the brush.
Child Rushes Into Shot.
Seeing the rabbit and knowing her
uncle would shoot. Annabelle, un
known to Neff, ran behind the brush.
As the rabbit had reached the bushes
Neff fired, the shot striking Annabelle
in the right Bide in direct line with the
heart. She gave one scream and fell
to the ground. Running to her, Nefl
found that she was dead.
He took Meral and started for th
house, leaving Annabelle lying where
she fell. Hs changed his coat and
started up the road to Puyallup. That
was the last seen of Neff, until he was
found dying on the bridge by B. H.
Cox.i had Just swallowed the
strychnine and was in great pain and
begged Cox to call a doctor. Dr. W. R.
Whitnall was notified and arrived Just
as Neff was breathing his last.
Sister Describes Tragedy.
"Uncle Neff," said little Meral Bond,
the only eye witness of the tragedy,
"said he was going to shoot rabbits
and wanted us to go along to keep
him company. He got his gun and
we started to cross the field. We
walked a little ways, and uncle said
he was going to sit down and maybe
we would see a rabbit. We had been
there Just a little while when he
Jumped up quick and grabbed for his
gun, which was leaning against the
end of the log. He did It so., quick
It scared me, and I guess it 'scared
Bell, too, 'cause she started to run In
back of the bushes. The rabbit ran
in back of the bushes, too, and Just as
Bell got there the rabbit did, too. I
guess uncle didn't see Bell, and shot.
When he had shot, we both heard a
"He dropped his gun and ran be
hind the bushes, where he found Bell
lying on the ground. She was all still,
and wouldn't talk when Uncle Neff and
I asked her what was the matter..
Uncle Neff stood still for a little while
and then took me by the hand and
took me home. I wanted him to go
back and get Bell, but he wouldn't
"He changed his coat and said he
was going to Puyalup for . a little
while. I was scared and went and told
a man that lives next door to our
house that Uncle Neff had shot Bell
and wouldn't bring her home. He went
and got another man and they both
got Bell and brought her home."
Neff was the brother of Mrs. George
Strong and was staying at the house
while Mr. and Mrs. Strong were In
Seattle. Mr. and Mrs. Strong were no
tified of the double tragedy. They ar
rived here tonight.
MAN TWICE D0DGES DEATH
Runaway Auto Steered to Safely on
Steep Hill Near Olympia.
OLYMPIA. Wash.. Jan. 21. (Special.)
Harley Post, of this city, who was
attacked by a drink-crazed woodcut
ter, armed with a rifle, and only saved
himself from being shot when he thrust
the barrel of the gun aside and took
It away from the holder Saturday night,
today added another thrilling experi
ence to his list, when, with three pas
sengers In an unmanageable automo
bile, he coasted down the Nlsqually
hill between here and Tacoma.
A broken axle resulted In his losing
control of the machine near the top of
the grade and the car went down the
Incline of Its own accord. Post sat In
the car and, gripping the wheel, held
It to the road, reaching the bottom
without accident. The rescue party
from Olympia found Mr. and Mrs. Post
and their two guests unharmed, but
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