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mitTLAM), OREGON, THURSDAY, 31 ARCH 21, 1912
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL MI-NO. IG.OI.i.
MOTHER IS VICTOR
IN FIGHT FOR SON
TAFT FORGES SEE
IN WHEAT TRADE
TAFT GAINING AT
EXPENSE OF T. R.
WOMAN" M-XlKriS LADS FTtF.E
lOM BIT liOES TO JAIL.
railtrAKY KX PORTS MORE
Til AX ALL OTHER PORTS.
rRKSIDKXT'S MANAGERS SHOW
HOW COLONEL IS L.OSIXG.
- HALTS MOB B GUN
PARTY ENROLLMENT LACKING
Without Law, National Scan
dal Would Result.
LA FOLLETTE MEN JOYFUL
f.lonm l IM-.pcllrd for First Time
Since Senator Made H Speech
la Polllter. and Wider
Flan Arr Matte.
WASIIIMJTOS. Marrh 10- 'Spe
cial.) There was no pl"m In Taft
beadqunrtrrs today over the result In
North Wkola. where Senator l.a Fol
lette carried the primaries. Instead, the
supporters f thr president found in
t hf result a vindication of his position
on the subject of the so-called "soap
Chairman McKinley. of the Taft
committer. In a statement today quoted
John S. lta.-. manner of the Roose
velt r.miulkii 4n North Dakota, who
said the Iemocrat Toted for I .a Fol-l.-ite
in the Republican primary yes
Tail Mrm Pfl Moral.
"This is exactly what the managers
.f the Taft bureau liav. attempted to
Impress upon the country from the
..utsct of tills campaign." aald McKIn
lf. "In this Instance there waa a
lute law. but without tne party enroll
ment feature. Ti'.e assertion now la
made by the Roosevelt managers that
!t was not a Republican primary, bat
one o;en to all comer.
"In the absence of a state law It Is
easy to foresee that 'soapbox primary
rules would prevail and a contest for
Republican nomination for President
ould degenerate Into a National scan
dal. In which the Ki-p-.rbttcatt party
Itself would play a minor role."
Ramtrlt Mrm Keep I I beer.
At 1'ie Roosevelt headquarter there
j li. appearance that anything had
happened to damirn the enthusiasm of
the. Colonel's lieutenants. They Inti
mated two days ng-i that they "might
be d 'fealcd" In North Dakota and said
that the thins chiefly desired was an
ariti-Taft ctor. whether It was to be
a- hleved by Roosevelt nr ln Kollette.
Men In the Roosevelt hcadquartera
said It was pitiful t:iat the President
r-f t h t'nitcd States desiring re-plec-lion
could ie. iirr In a state primary
less than 1 per cent of the total votes
tart, and this In North Dakota, where
t'-e Republican purty is tloiiilnant."
The President's friends replied by
allnc attrnti'n to Die fact that the
Taft forces made no effort In North
Dakota, and that it was a victory by
lefault. so far aa they were concerned.
lot Kollette Mrs Raaiaal.
Joy dispossessed the gloom of Its
ocoipam y of the lot Kollette headquar
Iters In js iirmton today for the first
lime since the Senator made his speech
to the publisher- In Philadelphia. The
place was radiant because of the news
from North Dakota.
1.4 Kollette men said that the Sena
tor's vtt tory was due flr.t to l is com
manding position as a renl "progres
sive." They added that Colonel Roose
velt's support by some of the "stand
patters" in North lakola had weak
rned his contention In the eyes of the
people of the Halo that he waa the
real leader In the Krnutne forward
A statement today from the lot Fot
Jrtte National headquarters sava that
In V Ix-onsin. Nebraska. Orrson. Call
fornia and In other states Mr. t Fol
Irtte'a candidacy would be submitted
as It was in North Iakota.
laels ampalaa Attacked.
'Tie only Republican who thus far
l as demututrated In a statewide eon-
test that be has a substantial following
ur.l can win la Mr. U Fnllette,
statement reads. "The decisive char
acter of the victory la the more lm
pres;ve when It la borne In mind that
In North Dakota the Roosevelt can
dl.lary united the "standpatters' and all
of the -procrrsal ves" that the mislead
ing character of the Colonel a cam
paign in tie state cou'd Induce to
desert tne lot Kollette standard.
"Tl'ai this unholr a'.II.mce was so
s xnaltv defeated In North takita may i
be tak-n aa an Indication of wiiat t
would le i:.ne In other popular prl- !
mary states "
JAP SWEETHEARTS DIE
Man's Father llrfu-lng to
.Marriage: Suicide lieu It.
fKATTI.K. March : rSluci Na
ka. aged and Mrs. Kulul Marutanl,
:'il 21 c nimltte,i suit l.ie last night at
Kept, near Seattle, bv taking poison.
Tt ry had been sweet:. ea.'t In J.ipan.
but Satstiica's fith-r would not rml'
f ern to marrv. sn.l Klul. still lovlnr
.ti't;i. mnrrle.l neither man.
It niz'tt s 11 a f,um n ? 1 n ir
;n cn ulhfis In his caMn. an soon
-ificrisai ii. In her own hine, the woman
as lci errl also dvlng. It Is up
r,sed the couple entered Into a suicide
Mr, krimrr scnleni-rd 1o 30 Pays
Imprisonnirnt for Itof using to
Tt-H.y: Vouili Viit fcattlc.
SKATTUC. Wash.. March 5". Mrs.
Ittle Kramer, who waa sentenced to
30 days' imprisonment for refusing to
testify acainst her 24-yeur-old aon, I
M. Johnson, better known as Kramer,
accused of coniplldty In the theft of
his mother's Jewels, today won her con
tost with the law for the freedom of
her boy. TonlKlit yountT Kramer la
free and 1:1s mother Is occupying a
cell In the county Jail.
The court Instructed the Jury to re
turn a verdict of not guilty, because
of lack of evidence, and at the same
time remanded Mrs. Kramer to aerva
tha contempt sentence.
Mrs. Kramer was brought Into court
for the third time toduy and waa ques
tioned regarding event on the night
of the robbery. When she refused to
testify Judge Mitchell Gilliam ended the
case, declaring that the eourt could
not tiolil the Jury together Indefinitely.
Young Kramer and his mother left
the courtroom together, the son aid
ing hi mother to her cclL Then the boy
gaily packed his belongings and hur
ried away, lie told the Jailer that ha
would go to Spokane tonight to avoid
further trouble In Seattle.' lie Is
son of Mrs. Kramer by a first mar
riage. Mrs. Kramrr looked upon th release
of her son as the matter of first Im
portance. Iler counsel will apply to
morrow for her release on a writ of
WOMAN GEARIN'S OPPONENT
Wood horn's Fair Attornpjr Arsuea
C'as IW-fort State Snprr-me C'onrt.
SALKM. or.. March 20. (Special.)
Miss Frances Kemp, of Woodburti, la
the first woman to have the honor of
arguing a case before the Supreme
Court, according to the memory of
those now connected with the court.
Today she appeared before the Justices,
with no less an adversary than ez
t'nlted ftates Senator Uearln and pre
sented an able argument for her clients.
The case involved la that of Fred
lHi.se versus R. H. Beattle, and the sub
ject matter of the dispute Is a ault for
conversion of a certain number of
onion sets. In tho lower court Miss
Kemp and her associates were defeated
and alia jp&ax aa cuuoael for the ap
Members of the Supreme tench pave
close attention to her argument and
several of the Statohouse attaches were
attracted to hear her argument by the
novelty of a woman appearing before
the wearers of the woolsack who alt on
the bench of the "court of last resort"
SHEEPMEN TO CLIP ANEW
nock- lo He Driven lo River ItalMne,
Wliere Sliearin? Will He Hone.
J.r.WISTX. Idaho. March 20. (Spe
rlal.) An entirely new feature will be
Introduced this year when the sheep
men tributary to the Snake Klver com
mence their shearing. Instead of clip
ping their flocks In tho mountains, they
will drive them to the river basins,
where shipping facilities can be ob
tained more easily.
With the completion of the new 100
horsepower motor boat, now being con
structed by Clover at MacFarlane, of
Aaotln. all tho wool tributary to this
navigable stream will bo shipped to
Uewlston for storage and later for ship
ments down the river.
All woolmen In Oregon. Washington
and Idaho situated to take advantage
of this new boat will be accommodated
days earlier than in former years.
Prospects are most favorable for as
large a crop as was clipped last year.
The number of sheep t greater mis
year and the average yield will be as
heavy as In lll.
POSTAL SAVINGS PILING UP
Pcpoa.lt Now Kxpected to Become
X I.OOO.OOO by Knd ot Year.
Net deposits of th Portland postal
saving department reached the 4o.l)00
mark yesterday and are Increasing at
about $1500 a day.
Custodian Carr had long ago pre
dicted that they wouM reach io,000
by the end of the fiscal year. Juns 3a. 1
but now ho has another prediction that I
at that time the ret amount tif deposits J
pp Dearer ', .,i,nii m
year of the bank's existence Its net
lrposlts will he fl.OOO.11OO. The bank
has b.rn In existence since September
STUDENTS TO BOSS SELVES
Man ford Men Will Take Iis lilln
ur Powers From Faculty.
I STANFORD I'NI YF.RSITY. Cal- March
I S. My a vote of S3 to 7. the men
students of Stanford University voted
today to assume complete self govern
mert. In so doing they availed them
selves of the privilege offered some
time it by President Jordan.
Heretofore the disciplinary powers
of the university have been In the
hands of the faculty.
FORTIFICATIONS CUT DOWN
Senate Passes Bill Appropriating
WASHINGTON. March Jo A bill
making appropriation for fnrt'ficationa
' passed b- tins, 8-nate today.
It carries ll.ls2ii. about a million
and a quarter than the appropria
tion of last year.
TRIAL IS GREATLY PROLONGED
Millions Voted to I
ies, Then Shut Them Down.
MINUTES READ IN COURT
Prn-ortUor Ieelarci lie Will Prove
IteffntlMiils "Stood Together and
Robbed Sepal" by Saddling
Hint With Pebts.
NEW YORK, March 20. The trial of
John E. Parsons. Wsshlngton H.
Thomas and other officials of the
American Sugar Refining Company,
under the criminal clause of the Sher
man law. took a turn today tiiat may
prolong It for many months. This
prospect came to view when District
Attorney Vise began lo introduce
evidence Intended to show that for a
long period 4he policy of the "trust"
had been to buy and close rival sugar
plants, to monopolize the Industry.
Charles M. llelke. former secretary
of life company, whose conviction for
underweighlng frauds is no wunder
appeal, was the witness through whom
the Plstrlct Attorney began an effort
to prove this policy. Counsel for the
defense Immediately raised a storm of
lateat ta He Dhsiti.
The prosecutor declared his right to
offer such evidence In orde rto show
the intent o'f the "sugar trust" In ob
taining control of tho Pennsylvania
Sugar Refining Company, tho ac
quisition and closing of which form the
J basis of tho Indictments In the present
trial. He Intended to show by Helke.
he said, that tho American .Suixr lie
fining Company closed refineries when
ever rthey interfered with Its business,
and that it gathered In between 40
and 40 refineries and operated only
James If. Beck, counsel for the de
fendants, after asserting that the plants
ie- question had not in effect been dis
continued, as their machinery simply
had been moved "to a move concentrat
ed point," declared that to admit the
evidence would prolong the case six
months, and served notice that every
point would be contested.
Teatlraoay Is Admitted.
tic offered to furnish the Govern
ment a completes list of refineries
bought and owned by the American
Sugar Heflninij Company or in which
the company had a stock Interest.
' Mr. Wise finally oHaalned the consent
lOincltiiled on I'sse 3. )
Closing of Plants
Be Gone Into
r y m -"wj(-z- 7jftK. x x . " i . 1 i ti - - i k
Reword for F1?o! Yrnr Will Be
Won If Increase Now Indicated
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. March 10. Portland exported
more than SO per cent of all the wheat
shipped from the United States In Feb
ruary, according to monthly statistic
of the Department of Commerce and
Portland's wheat exports for last
pionth amounted to 612.133 bushels, the
rx or tna wnoie cruica nimco
New York holds the lead for wheat
shipments for eight months ended with
February. 1915. with Portland a close
second; but as Portland rounded out
the last calendar year ahead of New
York and had been leading New York
since November, indications aro that
Portland, by the end of tho fiscal year,
will be In first place again. The total
wheat export from Portland for the
past right months was D.fi9."..lS3 bush
els, a slight decline since 1911, when
tho export from Portland for eight
months was (.053,393 bushels.
Puget Sound last month exported
25C.KJ3 bushels of wheat, and for the
ejght months ended with February ex
ported 5.734,740 bushels. This is about
I 740.000 bushels less than Puget Sound
i,exponea in ine corresponaing monins
of last year. During February Port
land exported 60.478 barrels of flour, a
slight Increase over the export of Feb
The whole export of flour from Port
land for the last eight months waa 501.
322 barrels, as against 317.420 barrels
last year. Pugct Sound, next to New
York, was the leading exporter of flour
In February, alone ahipping 306,144 bar
rels, and for the eight months export
ing 1.7SK,0.r,S barrels.
CAP AND GOWN SHUNNED
Xnlverity of Washington Senior
Class of 112 Hecoino Democratic.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON. Se
attle. Washington, March 20. (Spe
cial.) Because of tbclr belief that
"the cap and gown Is a regalia used
to cover Incompetence with the clothes
of dignity." the senior law students
here have refused to dress In such
garb to have pictures taken for the
big annual student publication, the
If the seniors remain firm in their
democratic attitude they will have no
place In the souvenir book.
$1,000,000 PAID FOR ART
Pry Ctood .Merchant Huys Famous
Portraits by Velasquez.
NEW YORK, March 20. Benjamin
Altman, a New York dry goods million
aire. Is now named as the purchaser of
two famous portraits by Velasquez,
which recently came to this country.
The pictures, which have heretofore
hung in the Villa Hermoa Palace, cost
Altman something over 11,000,000, it Is
The paintings are of King Philip IV
of Spain and his Minister, the Duke of
Olivares. They bear the dato of 124,
and fare the most expensive canvasses
by tills artist on record.
FIRST BLOOD FOR LA FOLLETTE.
Greek Striker Felled
by Thrown Brick.
WOULD-BE ASSAILANT DROPS
Old-Time Citizen, Fearing Mur
der, Hurls Missile.
JURY TRIALS NOT ALLOWED
Managers of lills Affected Furnish
Grocers With List of Xanies ot
Men Now Striking; in
Grays Harbor District.
HOQUIAM, Wash., March 20. (Spe
cial.) When a delegation of I. W. W.
labor agitators arrived at the Coates
shingle mill today to Induce a strike
they were met by J. A. Lewis, manager
of the mill, who waited until the lead
er was within five feet of him, and
then drew a revolver and stood off the
The Coates mill Is still running, al
As a result of a free-for-all fight be
tween Greek strikers and American
non-strikers at the Northwestern plant.
charges have been preferred against
City Attorney Callahan by tho Ho-
quiam Trades Council.
Brick Stops Hammer's Blow.
In the fight a Greek was about to hit
a special police officer on tne neaa
with a hammer when Lon Miller, an
old-time cltisen, threw a brick which
put the Greek out of commission. Miller
says that he tried to do the Greek a
favor by preventing him from com
mitting murder.- City Attorney Calla
han Issued a warrant for the arrest of
the Greek but refused to Issue one for
Tli)s is the basis of the charge
against Callahan, which will be
threwhejd out tomorrow by tho City
The making of the charges marks
the Introduction of the Trades Coun
cil into the I. W. W, fight against the
mills. Heretofore the Federation of
Labor has not had a hand In the affair.
'o Jury Trials Allowed.
For three days Pollco Judge Coghlan
has been trying Greeks on misdemean
or charges. He has been refusing theni
trial by jury and fining them $5 and
110. Judge Coghlan's refusal has
brought up the question of the consti
tutional right of trial by jury, and has
resulted in a declaration that Coghlan's
business will be boycotted, and the
commissioners who placed him there
The recall of the commissioners is
also threatened if City Attorney Calla
han is not dismissed.
So Hoqulam for the present has no
(Concluded on Page 3.)
Prcdiclion .Made That in Five Weeks
Roosevelt Ijrccs W ill Begin lo
Desert by Wholesale.
WASHINGTON, March 20. (Special.)
Mr. Taft's campaign managers say
that In five weeks their column of
delegate strength will be towering and
substantial enough to shadow tho
Roosevelt camp and to take all tho
heart out of it. They predict the dis
integration of the enemy's forces for
mid-April and wholesale desertions
Immediately thereafter by which the
President's following will profit. Tho
Administration chieftains are con
temptuous of threats of contests in
Mr. Roosevelt's lieutenants say they
will contest the South. The Taft table
for Alabama shows 1 delegates in
structed for the President. The Roose
velt tables show two Alabama dele
gates In hand with 11 open to contest.
The Taft table shows 14 Tennessee
delegates instructed for the President
and the whole Roosevelt table gives
two to the Colonel and 12 to be in
structed. So It runs virtually all
through the Southern list.
SECRET WEDDING LEAKS
Vancouver Union of February 20, Is
Xot "Sews" Till March 19.
SEATTLE. March 20. (Special).
That a well-known Seattle man and a
popular young Seattle woman procured
a marriage license on February 19 and
went to Vancouver, Wash., the same
day and were married the next would
not under ordinary circumstances be
classed as news on March 19, but if
the contracting parties had sworn to
eternal secrecy all of those who were
acquainted with the facts and the wed
ding had not since been announced
well, that's different.
It was in this manner that Charles
Cowen, the big real estate owner In the
University district, with a park named
after him and a streetcar named after
the park, and Clara Gosling, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. George II. Gosling,
of 507 Eighteenth avenue North, con
cluded a romance which, according to
varvinir testimony was from two
months to five years long.
According to Mr. Cowcn he had
known Miss Gosling no more than
three months, but according to Borne
of his' intimate friends he iiad admired
the present Mrs. Cowen for not a few
years before he met her. Mrs. Cowen
Is a popular young woman and lias a
large number of friends, but few of
whom knew that she Is not still Miss
FOUNTAIN IS DEDICATED
Albina Temperance Union Presents
Drinking Place to City.
The drinking fountain erected at
Killlngsworth avenue and Borthwick
street in North Albina by the Albina
Christian Temperance Union was dedi
cated last night to the use of the public
by Mrs. Adah W. Unruh. state presi
dent, who also gave an address on
equal rights. A short service was
conducted by the side ot the fountain
in the street Mrs. L'nruh spoke in
high terms of Mrs. Marion Gilbert,
president ot the Albina Union, and
said that it was through her efforts
the money for the fountain was
Following the street services, further
exercises were conducted in the
Brethren JChurch. Resolutions were
adopted thanking all who had con
tributed toward the erection of the
fountain by money or labor. The
Albina Union has been about two years
raising funds for tho fountain which
cost about J 2000. It has places for
horses and men to drink, the latter
being a bubbling fountain. In her
talk on equal suffrage Mrs. Unruh pre
dicted success at the next election.
NEWLYWED IS MURDERED
Police Search for Bride of Toting
Husband Found Dead.
PITTSBURG, March 20. Enoch Som-
mers, a young man recently marriea,
died under mysterious circumstances at
his home here today. A Coroner's jury
decided that his death was caused by
chloroform, administered by an uniden
Sommers body was round in nis Dea
lt is believed the poison was admin
istered while he slept.
The police are trying to learn the
whereabouts ot Mrs. Sommers to get
Sommers, who was 25 years old, mar
ried Clara Anthony, a school teacher.
here. A few weeks ago they went away
seeking employment. At Terre Haute,
Ind., having spent their money, Mrs.
Sommers donned man's attire and they
started to walk from that city. Xater
they were found in the open country.
almost frozen. Friends sent them money
and they returned.
QUARREL CAUSES SHOOTING
Indians on Upper Sileu Farm
- Trouble; One May Die.
NEWPORT. Or.. March 20. John
Aiken was shot and mortally wounded
late last night at Upper Siletz farm by
Charles Johnson. It appears they be
came Involved in an altercation over
a tree that each had sold to different
parties, one of whom had paid for it,
while the other who had not, was pro
ceeding to cut it up.
Aiken was trying to stop it when
Johnson pulled a 44 caliber pistol and
fired twice, shooting Aiken through the
back. Johnson was arrested and taken
to Toledo. Both men arc Indians.
Aiken came from Grande Ronde a few
months ago. He has a w)fe, but no
Murders of 4 Now Laid
to John Turnovv.
SEARCHERS WALK ON GRAVE
Grewsome Discovery Made in
Oxbow Country by Officials.
TRAPPERS LEAD TO FIND
To Locution of Carcass of Female
i:ik Is Traced Camp of Out
law Who Slew Nephews.
Posse Being Organized.
MONTESANO, Wash., March 20.
(Special.) Tho lifeless bodies of Dep
uty Sheriffs Colin McKenzle and Al A".
Elmer were found by the searching
part- today 30 miles north of here, in
the Oxbow country, buried in a shallow
grave, and so well wero the remains
hidden that only the soft earth beneath
the officers' feet led to the grewsomo
The men were lying on their backs
and a hasty examination developed
that both were shot and John Tornow,
the alleged slayer, is still at largo.
Deputy Sheriff Fitzgerald believes
that the men walked into an ambush
and got within 25 feet "f the camp
when they were murdered, without a
Murderer'a Camp Found.
The murderer had built a camp se
curely surrounded by windfalls and In
his stronghold had built a fire and
smoked the meat of an elk, killed sev
eral days before.
It was the fact that trappers had
found the carcass of a female elk that
brought the officers Into this country
to look for Toriiow, who was wanted
for the alleged murder of his twin
nephews, John and William Bauer,
whose dead bodies were found buried
under a log last September.
That Tornow Is still in the vicinity
of the murder is the opinion of tho of
ficers, who heard a shot ring out in
the canyon not far from their camp
During the day the dog had taken
up a trail and, slipping out of his har
ness, was soon lost in tho woods. Offi
cers thought that the animal had been
killed, but it returned early in the
Tornow Takes Victims' C.uns.
Every indication at tiie camp showed
that Tornow had been back that day
and it is thought that he came after
the smoked elk meat and that ho has
another camp. Tho officers found a
quantity of elk meat wrapped up In an
old hide and hidden away. None of the
guns of the officers were found, but
in his camp was fonud Hour, which is
evidence that he has been getting out
Sheriff Payette will leave in the
morning with a posse of 21 men to
bring out the remains of the dead
deputies. It will require two days to
get the bodies out and pack horses
will be used and a trail blazed.
Deputy Sheriff Schwartz Is danger
ously ill at the. cabin In the mountains
with an attack of fever and will have
to be carried out. The Commissioners
of the county will meet tomorrow and
reward of $5000 will be offered and
It is expected that Governor Hay will
add to the reward.
The late murder lias caused a sensa
tion here and a posse may leave ut
once for tho scene. Tornow has lived
In the woods all his life and it is
doubtful if he will ever be taken alive.
DRUGGIST IS IN TROUBLE
Sale of Morphine May Cost Him His
VANCOUVER. Wash., March 20.
(Special.) O. F. Fecker, a druggist,
at Sixth and Washington streets, will
have to show cause why his license
should not be revoked on account of
his pleading guilty to selling morphine
without a doctor's prescription. James
Lee, secretary of the Washington State
Board of Pharmacy, has made com
plaint and Fecaer has been cited to
appear for hearing April 5 before the
Fecker was arrested September y,
1911. on a charge ot selling morphi.'e
without a prescription from a doctor,
and also for selling morphine without
putting the proper label on it. He
pleaded guilty to both charges and
was fined 2i0 for the first and 50
for the second charges. The fines were
paid. His license was granted to him
June 20, 1901. He has been before the
police court and Superior Court a
number of times for violation of the
CAPTAIN STILL .MISSING
Wife and Children of Army Man
Unable lo Find Clew.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS. Wash..
March 20. (Special.) Not a clew has
been found of Captain Augustus II.
Bishop, of G Company, First Infantry,
who mysteriously disappeared in Port
land last Tbnrsday.
His wife and children are here with