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PORTLAND, OREGON', I i I'KSDAY, MAY 3, 1012.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. LII- NO. IG.019.
SIX POLICE WOMEN
MILITIA MAY SEE
SACRIFICE BY T. R.
IS NOT DELIVERED
TO RECOUP FUNDS
HITS STATE PRISON
MATKONS AM) MItKS TUTK TIN"
WHISTLE Ol' AUTHORITY.
PACTIONS DEADLOCKED OVER
LEGISLATION URGED MAKING
TERMS OF BIG LOAN.
Colonel Renounces 8
Bay State Votes.
DELEGATES SAY OTHERWISE
Taft's Victory in Preference
Vote Is Undisputed.
'J N LIKELY THING HAPPENS
i;rvrll Hrlrgatcs Elected by
.v.nnr Primary Thai Prefers
Taft for President .Many
Votes) Arc Invalidated.
FMSTON. May 1. The refusal rtf the
Republican dclegates-at-large to ac
irpi Colonrl Roosevelt's decision today
mt Ihty rliniild Tntr for President Taft
t the CMriRo convention, although
ierled as Roosevelt delegate, has fur
:l.er complicated the situation arising
from the state primaries yesterday.
The situation Is acknowledged by
l-.irty leaders to be without parallel In
the l.lstory of tho commonwealth.
The total preferential vote for the
three Republican candidates, with re
turns from the town of Gosnold still
ni.oinE, tonight was as follows: La
Kollette. 175S; Roosevelt. 71.133; Taft.
Colonel Roosevelt precipitated the I?
ue todav by sending a telegram to
each of the eight elected delegate-at-large
renouncing his claim to their
support, on the ground that President
raft had carried the state on tho
I allkelr Tblaa; Ha Happened.
"In Massarhusets the ballot con
tained the names of eight candidates
Tor delegates-at-large, with, printed
jnder each, the words. "pledged to vote
for Theodore Roosevelt." and con
rained a column In which the voter was
. express IHs preference as to whether
I or Mr. Taft should be nominated a
President. It would seem unlikely
.hot a majority of the voters would
toth vote for the delegate pledKed to
ne and at the same time express a
reference for Mr. Taft. but apparently
.Ins Is what has happened.
Siicli being the rase and on the as
sumption that the preferential vote is
Tor Mr. Taft. 1 hereby announce that I
4hall expert these delegates-at-large
;o disregard the pledge to support me
nd support Mr. Taft. and If any of
hem hesitates so to do. I shall Imme
diately write him and urge him with
111 the emphasis and Insistence In my
power to take the course Indicated and
tupport Mr. Taft in the convention.
Peraoaal ttaeeeaa Incidental.
"In thla fleht 1 am standing for cer
'ain creat principles which I regard as
.Iral to the present and future welfare
,f this Nation. My success Is of value
nly as an Incident to securing- the
triumph of those principles. Fore
most among these principles Is the
right of the people to rule and the duty
of their representatives really to rep
resent them. In nominating; conventions
no- less than In executive or legisla
tive ofTices. If the majority of the
rank and tile of the Republican party
no not wish me nominated, then most
, certainly 1 do not wish to be nomi
nated. "My aim has been to get the genuine
expression of the genuine desire, pre
cisely as. If nominated. I should desire
to get at the polls the genuine expres
sion of the majority of the whole peo
ple: because my only purpose In being
t lrctei President would be to put Into
effect certain principles and policies
which I ardently believe and which I
could not possibly put Into effect un
less I had behind me the support of
the majority of our rltlsens.
IW-leaatea Split Km ac I y Kveaw
Although the Republicans of the state
selected President Taft as their candi
date for renomlnatlon by a majority of
over Colonel Roosevelt, on the
Presidential preference ballot, at the
whip time they circled by a decisive
vol.- the entire slate of eight delegates
at large pledged to the ex-President.
Culon.-I Roosevelt secured 10 delegates
in the district elections and President
T.ift carried nine districts, so that Taft
:ind Roosevelt each have IS delegates
tioiu the state to the National conven
tion. A similar situation was created on
the 1 -nio. ratic ballot. Speaker Clark,
who had n pledged delegates on the
i.k.. won a two-to-one victory over
Governor Wilson In the Presidential
preference contest. At the same time
!-!egates at large pledged to Governor
Posa. of Massachusetts, were rlectel
lo ettend the Baltimore convention,
though the name of Foss did not ap
pear In the Presidential preference
! Wlea May Be Reesaated.
Roosevelt followers have announced
their intention of asking a recount In
the Eighth District, while the Taft
men will do likewise In the Ninth, on
account of closeness of the vote.
In his request to the delegates at
larse. Colonel Roosevelt declared it
his wish to abide by the will of the
people, and that, therefore, the dele
gates, though elected us pledged lo
him. should vote for Taft. who had re-
tiooiludt-d od I'tftu ;.
Mis Brown .loin Sister its Latest
Member of quad In Juvenile
and Rcscnc Work.
SKATTLK. Wash.. May 1. (Special.)
Six police women are now attached to
the Seattle police department, wearing
the star of authority and carrying the
tin whlsil- that calls a brother or sis
ter officer In time of distress. The
tiiii m.mhrr nf the sauad was out
fitted to-lay In the person of Miss rtar
rlet A. Brown, sister to Mies Mary E.
Krown. w-ho has been a member of
the squad for almost a year.
Mrs. Sylvia JIunslrker. although ap
pointed by Chief C. O. Bannlck. has
two weeks of work at the County
Courthouse to close up before she en
ters on regular police duty. The per
sonnel comprises: Mrs. Margaret Deri an.
Miss M. F.. Brown. Mrs. Nan S. Paull.
Mrs. Blanch" Mason. Mrs. Sylvia Hun
slcker an. I Miss Harriet A. Brown.
While Mrs. Dehan's work Is exclu
sively that of the humane department,
working with three brother officers,
the efforts of the others are devoted
to Juvenile and rescue work. Both de
partments are under Sergeant R. L.
SEAL HERDS PROTECTED
Revenue Cutter noes North to Guard
SKATTT.R. May 1. The revenue cut
ter Manning, the first of the Bering Sea
patrol vessels, sailed from Seattle for
the north today and will guard the
eastern section of the Alaska Peninsula
from I'nlmak Pass to Kodlak Island un
til the fur seals enter Bering- Sea. when
the cutter will follow.
The Tahoma will sail in a few days
and the MoCullough and Bear will go
With Russia. Japan and Kngland co
operating with the t'nlted States. It Is
expected that It will not be necessary
to keep close watch at the rookeries,
and the cutters will carry malls to fish
ing vessels, schools anil missions, hold
court at the settlements and do other
It Is declared by naturalists that the
seal herd In a few years will bo as
large as It was before the pelagic seal
ers begun their slaughter.
GERMANS WAR OVER PRICE
Collapse of Whole fabric of Steel
Syndicate Is Threatened.
BKRI.IN. May 1. The great German
steel syndicate, controlling the compe
tition of German steel works by a sys
tem of production quotas, all but Col
lapsed last night. The agreement for
mally expire! at midnight, but the
members disregarded the clock, and
early today had succeeded In prevent
ing a steel war, though only among
the first group, comprising manufac
turers of rails, tins, structural steel
and half-rolled steel.
An attempt to regulate the produc
tion of the second group, which manu
factures steel bars, plates, tubing and
wire stork, which the syndicate formerly-
controlled by restricting the
quotas of raw material to be used at
each factory, was abandoned, and a
price war Is expected at the end of
three months, by which time the pres
ent contracts of the several factories
will have been completed.
LIQUOR SOUGHT, TEA FOUND
Thieves Raid Display Window and
Get Harmless Beverage.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. May 1. (Spe
cial.) Thieves, who thought they were
getting some aged, bottled In bond sour
nmsh whisky, mude at least 10 years
ago, last night broke through the win
dow of the saloon of Drew A Gibbons.
at the foot of Washington street, ajid
stole a doxen bottles of cold tea. placed
there to show and not to drink.
Several times during the last few
months thieves have broken the win
dows of the saloon, and stole the sam
ples of wet goods on display. Finally.
to stop the loss, the saloonmen con
ceived the Idea of filling their display-
bottles with tea.
HONOR MEN MAY MOVE
J nelson County Residents Relieve
$1000 Monthly Too Much.
MKDKORD. Or.. May 1. Governor
West has notified County Judge J. It.
Neil that If the honor men at work on
the Crater Lake road are no longer
wanted by the citizens ofthis county, to
notify him nt once and the men will
be taken away.
In the opinion of many residents In
Jackson County, the cost of $1000 a
month to maintain the camp Is more
lhan the work Is worth and it is
largely on the grounds of economy
that their removal Is asked.
The County Court is expected to
make Its final decision In a few days.
VOTE COSTS 65C IN BAKER
County Pays SI 650 for 2535 Ballots
in Primary Election.
BAKER. Or, May 1. (Special.) It
cost just SI cents for each voter to
east his ballot in Baker County at the
last primary election.
The total cost submitted , to the
County Commissioners today was $li.
and 233S voters marked ballots. The
Iwllot boxes traveled a total of 2a4S
miles, which cost $24.69-
CHILD LABOR IS OPPOSED
Programme Prepared for Sub
mission to Conference.
SYMPATHY HELD FOR POOR
Interest Also Keen in Proposal to
Amend Discipline. Relating to
Amusements, Xow Held by
Some as To Strict.
MINNEAPOLIS. May I. Asking that
Its churches throughout the world come
out squarely In favor of Improved
working conditions for -wage earners,
a special committee has prepared for
presentation to the general conference
of the Methodist Kpscopal Church,
which opened here today, a working
programme to "disprove tho charge
that tho church Is not In sympathy
with the poor."
The report of the committee, which
has been at work for four years, says
that labor and social conditions have
become such that the church must
take a prominent part In them.
Labor Reforms Demanded.
After asserting that "this church
had Its beginning among the poor and
the bulk of its members always have
been wage earners," the report recom
mends for adoption by the conference,
a propaganda calling for:
"Abolition of child labor.
"Reduction of working hours to the
lowest practicable point.
"Safeguarding the condition of toll
"Equitable division of the profits of
"Protection of workers from the risks
of enforced unemployment.
Old Ace Pennlon Urged.
"Provisions for old and Injured
It Is expected the demand that the
church go on record oil these subjects
will provoke lively discussion when
they come before the full conference.
When the conference convened today
with delegates present from all parts
of the world, Joseph B. Hlngeley, of
Chicago, was re-elected secretary for
four years. The conference then or
dered a telegram sent to Bishop Bow
man, the oldest leader In the church,
who because of his 95 years, was unable
to leave his home at Orange. N. J.
Reports were submitted to the con
ference showing the total membership
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Younger Element Fears Foreign In
fluence Unpaid Army Is Await
PKKIN. May 1. The attention of
the legation Is centered upon a hi
loan which, it is announced, probably
will be concluded for $300,000,000.
A curious situation exists. The un
paid arm-" is awaiting dlsbandment
nd other requirements of a depleted
treasury tend to make the Chinese
tractable. Likewise, the bankers who
have been sustaining the market value
of Chinese bonds, are desirous of con
eluding an agreement, thereby aiding
in the re-establishmcnt of a stable
Each party is endeavoring to per
suade the other to an agreement. The
bankers say they will not supply the
money without sufficient control to
guarantee that it will not be squan
The younger Chinese who have been
graduated from American and Euro
pean colleges and- who are. now th
most important part of the govern
ment, consider themselves as capable
and honest as foreigners and the n
tion dreads foreign control of the
finances, which, it Is feared, would
make China another Egypt.
Premier Tang Shao Yi Is now asking
the bankers to advance 35.000.000 tacls
approximately $24,000,000) Immediately
and also 10,000.000 monthly until Octo
ber. The terms of this advance, which
should be concluded within a few days,
will show whether the bankers or the
Chinese are the more anxious for the
LAW'S WEAK POINT -FOUND
Spectacle Peddlers Let Patrons Fit
Their Own Glasses.
VANCOUVER. Wash., May 1. (Spe
cial.) The technical point as to
whether H. W. Dall and Charles Wil
liams were fitting glasses for persons
or permitted the patrons to fit them
selves, was brought up in court this
morning, when the two men were tried
before a Jury of five men charged with
practicing optometry without a stats
license. The Jury gave tho spectacle
men the benefit of the doubt and found
hem not guilty.
The defendants alleged that they
were soliciting subscriptions for a
magaxlne and were giving the specta
cles away as premiums. They would
hold a paper before their prospective
patron's rye a certain distance and
hen let the person who had subscribed
or the magazine pick out any pair
of spectacles In the case.
UNDERWOOD 1$ LEADING
Sixty Out of 81 Georgia Counties
ATLANTA, Ga., May 1. Returns
received by the Constitution from 81
of the 148 counties In the state showed
that Underwood carried 60 and Wil
SAVANNAH. Ga.. May 1. Complete
unofficial returns for Chatham County:
Wilson. 1863; Underwood, 1572; Clark,
8; Harmon, 4.
Ousting of Six.
FRICTION OF IDEAS IS SEEN
"r tT of O LI
Ibrary 18NOV12 "
cMiyeu, neiuses to laiK.
MATRON AND ENGINEER GO
Governor West Includes Parole Offi
cer. Chaplain. Head Gardener
and Several Employes In
SALEM. Or.. May 1. (Special.) The
biggest shakeup in the history of the
Oregon Penitentiary In the middle of
the term of an administration at least,
occurred Tuesday when Governor West
practically deposed Superintendent
James, doing away with that office;
deposed Parole Officer Bauer; reached
the conclusion to dispense with the
services or the matron at ine peni
tentiary: did away with the services
of the supervising engineer; discharged
one of the head farmers and also dis
charged brickyard employes who were
receiving In the aggregate $75 a
month, as well as cutting two chap
lains off at the pockets.
Although the move was made yester
day. It was done quietly and not until
today did the news of the Governor's
drastic action leak out. . The entire
move, states Governor West, was made
the Interest of economy.
Early. In the administration ho de
clared that there would be no deficien
cies in the maintenance funds at any
of the institutions, and, as he is head
of the penitentiary and has exclusive
charge of it, he emphasized, the dec
laration in regard to that Institution.
Draatle Measures Promised.
He declared at that time that no
deficiencies would exist at the end of
the biennial period in connection with
the penitentiary and forcibly stated
that If the time came when he saw a
deficiency staring him In the face that
drastic measures would be taken, even
if he were required to pardon every
prisoner in the Institution.
' Although pardoning many prison
ers, he went farther than that yes
terday and started on a wholesale dis
charge of functionaries, from the su
perintendent down. Although in the
case of the superintendent it was not
what could be considered a completo
discharge. Governor West notified Su
perintendent James that he would give
Mm a leave of absence until the first
I (Concluded on Page Seven.) J
Federal Support Possible Only if
Men May Be Sent Abroad in Case
of War Finzer at Conference.
WASHINGTON. May 1. Secretary
Stimson and Major-General Wood, chief
of staff of the Army, conferred with
the National Mllltla Board today re
garding legislation to give Federal sup
port to the militia and make it avail
able for service outside of the United
A bill carrying about $9,000,000 for
the National Guard was opposed by
the War Department because the Attorney-General
has decided that, as
now organized, the militia is not avail
able for foreign service.
A plan is proposed to remove that
limitation by providing that the Presi
dent, In case of threatened war or
other great emergency, may transfer
the National Guard to the regular Army
establishment, with the reservation that
any officers Incapable or lacking in
military knowledge may be dropped.
Members of the Military Board who
attended the conference were Major
J. C Boardman, of Wisconsin; General
W. E. Finzer, of Oregon; General
Thomas J. Stewart, of Pennsylvania;
Colonel W. F. Metcalf, of Kansas, and
Major H. S. Berry, of Tennessee.
The meeting gave rise to a new crop
of rumors of preparations for inter
vention in Mexico.
MOTHER TAKES SON TO LAW
Woman Alleges Offspring Hold
Property From Her.
Mother and son, Mrs. Lizzie N. Barrett
and P. A. Barrett, are arrayed agains
each other in litigation in the Circul
Court. The estrangement is said to
have been caused by the son's mar
riage last February.
Mrs. Barrett wants a court decr.ee to
the effect that property which sh
deeded to her son was given him in
trust. She declares that in 1908 she
purchased for $2200 property in Sunny
side, and directed that the deed be made
out to her son In trust, and that, as
recorded, the deed gives him owner
ship without qualification. Later she
says she sold a farm for $2300 to
Elbert Feets and deposited the money
in the name of her son as trustee in
the First National Bank.
She says he has several hundred
dollars of her money hidden In a safety
deposit vault and asks that he be com
pelled to turn it over to her. Of the
$2300. she says she has received only
$130 and that in February ,her son
threatened to turn her out of the house
In Sunnyslde and leave her homeless.
TREASURE TRIP SET BACK
Storm Overtakes Cargo Hunters and
Diver Deserts Them.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 1. Tho Na
tional, a 40-foot gasoline sloop used by
a party of treasure hunters in an at
tempt to take a professional diver to
the scene of the wreck of the steamer
St. Paul at Point Gorda. has put into
port here in a badly-crippled condition.
Her crew, consisting of H. G. Kipper,
Frank Kipper and Thomas Hogan, were
exhausted from lack of food and sleep
and said they narrowly escaped death
in a storm which tore away most of
their rigging and left them helpless at
Shelter Cove. Jack Roach, the diver,
deserted them, they said, at Shelter
JAPAN WILL JOIN' IN FAIR
Official Acceptance of Invitation Re
ceived in San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 1. Japan has
accepted the Invitation of President
Taft to participate in the Panama-Pacific
International Exposition, to be
held In this city in 1915, according to
official information received today by
President Moore, of the exposition com
The Information was cabled from
Tokio to Consul-General Nagl, In this
Japan is the first foreign nation of
importance to signify its intention to
participate in the exposition.
OREGON AT HER RICHEST
Cash in Treasury "ovr $1,600,000,
and Debts- Paid.
SALEM. Or.. May L (Special.)
With $1,600,000 on hand in the State
Treasury, Oregon Is probably in better
financial condition than ever, all debts
being paid except $200,000 owing in
connection with the purchase by the
Government of the canal and locks at
There is so much cash on hand that
the Treasurer is distributing it among
54 banks, state depositories.
SAWMILL STRIKE IS OFF
Men Return to Work at Hoquiam
SEATTLE. Wash.. May 1. At Indus
trial Workers of the World headquar
ters today it was said the strike in the
Hoquiam and Aberdeen sawmills was
declared off Saturday night and the
strikers authorized to go back to work.
All the mills are paying $2.25 a day
for common labor. Before the strike
the pay was $1.S0 and $2
George and Charles
JURY STAYS OUT FOUR HOURS
Judge Will Pronounce Double
PRISONERS ARE STOICAL
Murder of Mrs. Eliza Griffith, June
t!, 1911, in Brutal Manner, Is
Third Ever Tried in
CORVALLIS, Or.. May 1. That
Georgo and Charles Humphrys are
guilty of murder In the first degree as
tho result of killing Mrs. Eliza Grif
fith almost a year ago was the verdict
of the Jury rendered at 4:15 o'clock
Judge Hamilton then, dismissed the
Jury and announced that he would im
pose sentence at 10 o'clock next Friday
morning. Attorney Jeffreys said that
he would ask for 30 days In which to
prepare a bill of exceptions and to
move for a new trial.
The court Informed him that the time
for preparing the bill of exceptions
would be allowed, but that argument
for a new trial must be made Friday.
Prisoners Display No Emotion.
The prisoners displayed no emotion
as the -verdict was read except for a
slight quivering of Charles' body, but
as they were taken from the court
room George for a moment seemed on
the verge of breaking down.!
The case went to tho Jury shortly af
ter 12 o'clock noon. The jurymen then
went to lunch and it was nearly 2
o'clock when they began their delib
erations. In. about an hour they cams
into court and asked Judge Hamilton
to read again that part of the instruc
tions as to what constitutes murder In
the first and second degrees.
The Humphrys case is Benton .Coun
ty's third trial for murder committed
within the present territorial limits of
the county. The first was In 1860, re
sulting in the hanging of Philip George
for the killing of John Clarke. The
second was In 18S4, when Asa Burbank
was charged with the murder of T. J.
Dennis In Alsea Valley. Burbank was
acquitted and is living in Polk County.
Murder Committed June 3, 1911.
The murder of Mrs. Eliza Griffith at
her farm home near Philomath on
June 2, 1911, aroused widespread indig
nant interest. Mrs. Griffith was liv
ing alone, as her children were grown,
the daughters married and living in
Fortland and George, the son, being
necessarily away moBt of the time at
On the day of the murder Mrs. Grif
fith had completed the sale -of her
homestead farm, receiving $1000 cash,
which she deposited, less the commis
sion, in the Philomath Bank, taking
mortgage on the place for $2500, th
remainder of the purchase price. ; :i
had arranged to leave for Portland in
a few days to make her future home
with one of her daughters. That she
had consummated the sale was Funer
al known among her neighho.s. as
was her habit of keeping money in tho
house. Her nearest neighbor lived
half a mile away.
Body Found In Mill l-i.u.l.
Early in the morning of Jne .1, a
woman ient to the Griffith home and
failed to arouse anyone. Fniiin the
door unlocked sho lookeu into the
front room and discovered a state of
disorder. The neighborhood was im
mediately aroused and the body of Mrs.
Griffith was found float n in a mill
pond a quarter of a mMo distant from
the house. Near the bo was a small
rope and on the ne?k and wrists ot
the corpse were abrais.ons Into which.
the strands of the roi a fitted. The wa
ter was nearly two feet deep and the
fact that the body did not sink and
other evidence indicated that Mrs. Grif
fith had been strangled before thrown
into the pond.
The living room of the house was
in disorder, indicating that a struggle
had taken place there, and the bureau
drawers, trunk and bed where Mrs.
Griffith usually kept her money had
been ransacked. The fact that another
runk and other places in the house had
not been searched argued that the
crime was committed by someone fa
miliar with the premises and with the
The certificate of deposit for the
money she had placed In the bank was
found on the floor, but any money she"
may have had In the house was gone.
Officers hurried to the scene, -but
practically no real clues as to the crim
inals could be found. Neighbors had
so trampled the ground that there was
o certainty that footprints that might
be found leading to the pond would be
tracks left by the murderers.
George Humphrys Suspected.
From the first th prosecuting at
torney's office- In Corvallls, suspected
George Humphrys, Mrs. Griffith be
fore her death having expressed a fear
of him. His mother had stayed at the
Griffith housa for a time and had
told some of tho neighbors about the
widow keeping money In the house. On
Concluded, en Face S.)