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VOL. LI I- NO. IG,0o9.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, MAY 14, 1912.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
RODGERS' FATE DUE
TO GULL, SAYS WIFE
SEA FOWL'S ROPY FOCXD
ON SHIPS REDUCED
WOMAN SUES FOR
"PIN MONEY" LENT
DIRECT VOTE NOW
GOES TO PEOPLE
IS LAID 10 REST
VESSELS ORDERED TO CARRY
BIG SUMS SPENT OS CORSETS
WHILE FRIENDS TRAVELED.
WEDGED IX AEMOrUXE.
HOMER DAVE PORT
Factions Stand Firm,
GHOST OF "BOLT" STALK?
Gubernatorial Candidates Try
to Heal Breach.
SHARP CLASHES DUE EARLY
Tail Hold Strength of Male Com
mittee' Roreclt Give Notice
to Storm" Ifl If Mot Is
Made Police Ready.
BT M. T JtATTISON.
AFERDEKX, Mash.. Mar 12. (Spe--ial.)
Effort of Governor M. F Hay
and Jolm C. Lawrence, gubernatorial
candidate, to settle the Republican
fight over the election of a. National
delegation Wednesday have Injected
feature that overshadows In Interest
even the momentoua meeting of the Re.
puMl.an state committee Wednesday.
The two gubernatorial candidates
representing different factions of the
purty are striving hard to prevent a
pllt that might result In leaving
breach that even the six months Inter
vening before the November election
rould not heal, and In tlie endeavor to
work out a plan of compromise both
gubernatorial anplrants are Jeopardiz
ing their own chance for the nomina
tion. It ia evident roost of the Tart and
Rnoeevelt leaders are resentful of out
ide Interference In their fight. Pres
sure that has been brought to bear thua
far la unavailing. though there Is al
ways a possibility that eventa might
take aurh a turn aa to prevent the
holding of the two convention which
all leaders her foresee Is almost Inev
itable. (rrwr liar at Work.
Governor Hay. who la expected to
arrive lata tonight, has been holding
a aeries of conferences tn Seattle. None
if them was productive of results, un
less the precipitate flight of Howard
Cosgrove. George Rummcns and Scott
Calhoun, three of the four King County
Taft managers, might bo construed as
soma kind of significant move. The trio
got out of town Sundar to avoid fur
ther gubernatorial conferenrea.
At oae of the Seattle conferencea
Governor Hajr was prevailed upon to
express his view of a fair settlement
and he suggested that four Taft and
trn Rooseielt delegates would beat rep
resent the sentiment of the state. Tho
Taft forcea were refusing to consider
an thing less than an even break and
Cie Roosevelt men held out for 1
delegates against two for Taft. so the
gubernatorial Idea wan not well re
In thla same connection Hay aug-
seated that It would be a good idea
to reach rome basis of compromise that
would, permit the leading Republican
newspaper publishers of the state to
bo to the National convention as dele
gates. The Idea was not well received.
A proposal from the Roosevelt lead
er, to permit the Taft men to write
the state platform If tiiey were given
permission to name the delegates was
alo turned down.
Laerrsre Takes llaad.
Lawrence Is working along different
lines. He is trying to prevail on Re
publican state committeemen to give
all faction a fair hearing In their
roetlng tomorrow and to seat the
delegations which appear to have the
clearest right to places. Lawrence de-
lares he la not Interfering In the
King County fight, but ho demanda that
the Roosevelt delegation of CI from
Pierce County be aeated. Ha has in
siM'd that the Roosevelt men have no
hauls for their contest against li Taft
men in Whatcom Connty and that sev
eral other rontesta filed by Roosevelt
leaders are frivolous.
lawrence also would dismiss some of
the Taft contesta expected to be tiled,
like the one from Walla Walla and the
older one from Clallam. Apparently
Lawrence bas bad some influence upon
Committeemen Charles Keyser, of
Klickitat, and George Breslln. of Ska
mania, who reached town tonight and
have been counted with the Taft forces,
but it is not yet certain that either
will vote for the entire Taft pro
cramme. Keyser Insisted early In the
venlng that he wanted to hear all the
evidence before he would vote. This
announcement ia regarded as a reflec
tion of the Lawrence sentiment.
RmmttII Mea Flraa.
Ex-Governor Henry McBrlde. who
though not actually at the bead of the
Roosevelt forces, still Is regarded aa
their foremoat convention figure, does
not believe tha Roosevelt men will con
cede any ground on any of their serious
contests. Nor Is he inclined to advise
I 'an Landon. head of tho King Coun
ty Roosevelt organisation, and Lorenzo
P, who heads the Roosevelt forces
from Pierce County, both got In to
night, Landon having stopped at Che
h.tlis en route and arranged for tha
contest of the Lewie County delega
tion. These Roosevelt men Insist on
gating sll their delegates.
Republican 9tate Chairman R. W.
(Concluded oa ic 3-
Mechanician . Declare . Aviator Was
Aoldlng Birds. In.-tcad of Chas
ing Thcin When Killed.
PASADENA. Cal, May 13. tPpeclal.)
The body of a seagull tightly wedged
between the fusllage and the rudder of
his aeroplane broke the control wire
when he tried to turn hla sky craft
out over the ocean, and caused the
death of Calbraith P. Rodgers, trann
conlinental aviator, at Long Beach ten
weeks bko. This Is the statement given
out by Mrs. Mabel Rodgers. the widow,
today. Verification Is given by Frank
hhafer. chief mechanician for Rodgers.
who founJ tha dead gull entangled in
The statement is given out by M
Rodgers to refute the stories mat ner
husband ventured carelessly too near
the earth while chasing seagulls. She
declares his greatest fear while mak-
Inc rilchts at the beach was the
danser of a gull becoming entangled in
his air craft. Instead of pursuing the
gulls, as has been alleged, Rodgers was
endeavoring to avoid them. Mrs.
The dead gull was wedged so tightly
It was necessary to break the rndder
to extract It- With tho rudder made
immovable by the gull'a body the con
trol wire was (.napped when Rodgers
attempted to veer his machine aftor
he made the last Ions glide.
JETTY IMPROVES BEACH
Change in Current Firings Sand In
stead of Rock.
SEASIDE. Or- May 13. (Special.)
According to a atatement today by a
Government engineer employed on tho
Columbia River Jetty, the completion
of the work will be a great benefit to
the bra. h soutii of the rtver. Expert
opinion has it that after being extend
ed to Its full length and filled in with
rock tl.e Jeltv will have an influence
upon ocean currents that will cause
new sand to wash in along Clatsop
Beach. This has been desired for
org time by property-owners here,
Changes already have begun to take
place substantiating the predictions of
The rocks that were formerly nu
meroua here are being covered tip or
washed away. In front of the Moore
Hotel there Is more sand than there
has been since 1908. while farther
south It Is possible to walk along a
sandy beach where there wtro only
rocks a few years ago.
The Columbia Jetty always has been
considered responsible for the changes
In currents which brought In the rocks.
TUAN ANDS0N IN PLOT
Prince Said to Do Intriguing to Put
Roy Upon Throne.
LONDON. May 13. son of Prince
Tuan. a prominent figure during the
Boxer uprising and at one time hetr
apparent to the Chinese throne, haa
arrived at Pckln, according to a news
agency dispatch received today from
ITIr.ce Tuan Is said to have declared
himself Kmperor of the Chlneee Prov
inces of b'hen 1 and Kan Su. ia under
stood to be Intriguing now to have his
son proclaimed Kmperor. lie ia re
ceiving assistance from Prince Kung,
leader of the Mongolian anti-addlca-
tionlsls. who haa been very active In
his efforts to iave the Manchu. He
offered to raise 50.000 troops to fight
for them and was said to have gone
to Mukden to proclaim the Indepen
dence of Msm'hurfo.
COURT CHOSEN TO DRILL
Physician Mnt Answer Charge of
Breaking Traffic Rule.
For refusing to go through a drill
In traffic regulations at the behest of
Traffic Officer Burks, at Qrand ave
nue and Kast Morrison streets, yes
terday. Dr. Andrew C. Smith will ap
pear In Municipal Court today. The
physician was on his way to answer a
call from a patient and this saved him
from a trip to the Police Station.
Dr. Smith turned the corner with
out regard to the regulation forbid
ding the cutting of corners, charges
the policeman, and was halted and or
dered to go back and turn the corner
In the proper manner. He refused to
do so and said he preferred to go to
ITALY CLOSES AEGEAN SEA
Turkey Now Citable to Send Troops
or Supple to Tripoli.
ROME. May 13. It is announced in
the newspapers today that the occupa
tion by Italy of the Islands of Karpa
thus, Kaso. PUcopl (Tllos) and Nisyro,
In the Grecian Archipelago, and belong
ing to Turkey, with the capture of the
Turkish Islands of Stainpalla and
Rhodes, completely closes the Egean
Turkey Is thus blockaded and Isolated
from the Mediterranean and ahe Is con
sequently unable to dispatch warships
or troops to Tripoli.
"WHITE SLAVE" LAW ISSUE
Supreme Court to Give IecIslon as
WASHINGTON. May 13. The Supreme
Court today decided to pass upon the
constitutionality of the FederaP"white
slave" traffic laws.
It iued an order to have forwarded
to It for review a derision of the Sixth
Circuit Court of Appeals holding the i
All Silverton Weeps for
STORES CLOSE; WOFK STOPS
Many Distinguished Mourners
in Salem Throng.
IIA'Wsi .Jt;jiV Jt
FAMOUS BAND PLAYS DIRGE
Quaint Old Opera-House Holds Only
Handful of Vara Crowd Gathered
to Pay Iji.t Tribtito to
I1Y AOOIPOV HKNNETT.
SILVERTON. Or., May 13. (Staff
Correspondence.) For miles and miles
In all the country roundabout Silverton
the laborers ceased from work, the
plows and hoca and harrods stood Idle
In tho fields, the workhorses turned
out to pasture, the masters and mis
tresses put on their Sunday attire and
all fent to tho quaint little town of
Silverton for Homer Davenport had
The merchanta of tho town closed
their stores, the mechanics and arti
sans ceased from their labors, the good
housewives locked their houses and
they and their husbands and children
gathered with tho throngs on the
streets, where all talked and told of
the early and later daya of one whom
they all loved for Homer Davenport
had come home.
Yea. Homer had come home, had
come home for the last time, had come
home tu wander again never, for he
waa brought home in a coffin Homer
Davenport is dead, and tonight he
rests by the side of his father In the
little cemetery Just where the Waldo
Hills meet the Silver Creek Valley
to Bleep there forevermore.
Solemn ThroasT Ia Tearful.
As you passed along the streets you
could see the throngs gathered in lit
tle groups, and In those groups but
one theme wan discussed, but one name
mentioned Homer Davenport.
From Salem and Portland came many
men and women to pay their last sad
duty to one who must have been some
thing far above the ordinary. He muat
have been a man with a great love for
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Cut Made on Pacific Coast Vnder
Rule Requiring Accommodation
for All Persons Aboard.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 13. (Spe
cial.) Under orders from John IC
Bulger, I'nlted States supervising in
spector of steamgasts, 20 vessels op
erating on the Pacific Coast and from
here to trana-Paciflc points have been
ordered to reduce their passenger lists
from 20 to 33 1-3 per cent. The or
der grows out of the recent Titanic
disaster. The vessels affected will not
be allowed to increase their passenger
lists until they carry sufficient life
boats and life hostage to accommo
date every passenger and every mem
ber of the crew.
Heretofore lifeboats were required
on such vessels in occoraanco who
their tonnage. Now they must have
llfeboatage In accordance with the
number of passengers carried. All the
vessels affected have ordered more
lifeboats in accordance with the new
regulations, but until they Install the
they will be allowed to carry no more
passengers than they nave liicDoat
Among the vessels affected are the
Tale and Harvard on the San Fran
cisco-Los Angeles run, whose lists
have been cut from 700 to "47; the
steamer Siberia, operating Deiween
here and the Orient, whoso list was
reduced from 1250 to 990; Roanoke,
between hero and Portland, whose list
of BOO has been cut In two; steamers
Queen and Umatilla, between here and
Seattle, required to reduce their lists
100 people. Steamer Korea, due here
from Orient this week, will be affected
when she arrives.
'About 20 out of 300 vessels operat
ing on the Pacific Coast will suffer
temporarily from the new rule." said
Bulger today. "Every vessel will be
required to have llfeboatage for every
person aboard ship. Safety appliances,
other than lifeboats, will be recog
nized by the Government no longer.
As tho vessels enter port they will be
inspected and they will be given no
clearance without the necessary small
SPOKANE HORSEMAN HURT
Wllllum A. Padmorc, Athlete and
Clubman, Throjvn Riding.
SPOKANE. Wash..) May 13. (Spe
cial.) Thrown Sunday morning when
his horse shied at an automobile near
the Monroe-street bridge, William A.
Pad more, credit man for the Shlnn
Produce Company and well known ath
lete, is at Sacred Heart Hospital with
a probable fracture1 of the pelvis and
severe body bruises. The animal fell
over backward onto Its rider.
NOW THAT THE WEATHER HAS TURNED
Mi-V fTlf-A 0
if ice I yV'
Taft or T. R oh First
Ballot Is Belief.
BATTLE LINES BEING DRAWN
Hayward Says Contests Will
Be Decided Justly.
M'HARG READY TO FIGHT
National Committee's Lea.uing to
President Not Significant, Says
Secretary Evidence to Ec
CHICAGO, May 13. (Special.) "Tat t
or Roosevelt on tne first ballot."
Political exports were ready to cal
culate It Is going to be either the Pres
ident of Colonel Roosevelt In a hurry
at the Chicago convention and thereby
discounted the "dark horse" talk today,
with the battle lines all drawn for con
tested delegations to be decided by the
Republican National Committee. Practl
cal politicians are Insisting now that
the fight is so determined between the
President and Colonel Roosevelt that
both will force it for a personal vie
Much will depend upon tho attitude
assumed by the National committee in
making up the temporary roll of the
convention. Ormsby McHarg. of New
York, who has been delegated to han
dle the contested delegation cases for
the Roosevelt forces, appeared here
colncidentally with William Hayward,
secretary of the Republican National
Committee, who took up headquarters
this afternoon in the Congress Hotel.
Facta to Decide Contests.
Secretary Hayward insists tho lean
ing of the committee, which has been
toward Taft thus far, Is not as signifi
cant as soma want to make it appear.
He declared the National committee
men will be guided by the merits in
each contest and settle them upon
statements of fact and Justly.
Mr. McHarg was chief engineer four
years ago in the "steam roller" per
formance credited to the Taft forces
then, when Colonel Roosevelt succeed
ed In nominating President Taft. Mr.
McHarg is on the Job this year against
Taft and promises as good work as he
U'oncluded on Page 2.)
Wife, of Wealtliy Californian Says
She Bought False Hair. Furs nl
Gowns for Companion.
NEW.1 YORK, May 13. (Special.)
Corsets, false lia,ir, furs, gowns, jewelry
and a piano such was the remarkable
combination of articles that figured to
day In the suit of Mrs. Amy G.
Uochestcr, wife of a wealthy business
man of California to recover $8000 of
"pin money" she alleges she lavished
on Mr. Helen Clarke. Chase, the wife
of a Fort Worth, Texas, merchant,
while they were abroad together as
school-girl friends in i:0S.
The case la on trial in the Supreme
"Do you remember saying Just be
fore sailing for Europe that you were
going to spend money so fast that you
would make Helen sit up and take
notice?" was asked of Mrs. Rochester.
"Well, I spent a great deal of money,
all right," replied tho fair plaintiff.
, "How about the corsets you say you
paid fur for Helen, how much wero
"Oh, 1 paid a. bill of $300 for corsets
which were just as much for her as
they were for me."
"Wasn't there a separate bill for
$148 for corsets for Helen?"
"Not that I remember."
"What did you get for Helen in Lu
cerne?" "Night gowns, petticoats, shirtwaists,
handkerchiefs and "
Here Mrs. Rochester broke off and
began fumbling among her effects for
a list of the articles. It was produced
and read In evidence.
The case will be continued.
H0LLADAY COTTAGE BURNS
1 anions Seaside Dwelling Totally
Destroyed Documents Lost.
SKAS1DK, Or., May 13. (Special.)
A defective flue was the cause of the
fire that burned the cottage formerly
occupied by Ben Holladay.
Harry Claxton, watchman, was cook
ing breakfast early this morning when
he discovered the upper story of the
structure was in flames. The house
was totally destroyed. The documents
of the Cartwright Park Addition were
The house, was the property of the
Cartwright estate, which purchased
the Seaside House and grounds a few
years' ago. It was the privato resi
dence of Ben Holladay at the timo
when he occupied the Seaside House.
V0SBURG BEING REPAIRED
Owners Say Steamer Can Be
Launched Again at Any Time.
BAY CITY, Or., May 13. (Special.)
The steamer George R. Vosburg is be
ing repaired as rapidly us possible pre
paratory to being launched after her
overland trip across the sandspit. In
drawing her over the bar with tho
donkey engine she was strained, and
before again placing her in the water
it was thought best to jro over her
carefuily and caulk up all seams.
C. A. V heeler and E. L. Rector, of
the Wheeler Mill Company, who own
the Vosburg, are at the boat directing
the work, and say they can launch her
at any high tide now, but it will prob
ably be several days before they do so.
The vessel is in no danger where
she lies, and, in fact, was damaged
little while on the bar.
SIX-YEAR TERM FAVORED
Senate Committee Mould Restrict
President to One Tenure of Office.
WASHINGTON. May 13. The Senate
Judiciary committee decided to report
favorably the Works resolution re
stricting the Presidential tenuro of
office to a single term of six years.
A minority report, favoring a single
term of four years, also will be marie
from the committee. The reports are
expected in a day or two.
ORKGONIAN' NKWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. May 13. Senntor Borah was the
only member of the Judiciary commit
tee to vote today against the proposal
to limit the Presidents to one term
each. Ho will oppose the measure on
the floor, and thinks It will not be
acted upon this session.
PARAGUAY REBELS LOSE
Government Forces Defeat Army of
Colonel Jura, Killing 3Iany.
BUKNOS AY RES, May 13. Official
advices received here today from As-
enncion, Paraguary, confirm tho victory
on May 10 of the government troops
over a large revolutionary force under
the command of Colonel Alvlno Jara, ex
president of the republic.
The revolution is now considered
over. Colonel Jara, was wounded dur
ing the fighting. The rebels lost many
killed and 500 of them were taken
prisoners, but Colonel Jara, despite hlj
All the artillery, as well as 1000 rifles
belonging to the rebels, was captured.
EX-FENIAN RAIDER DIES
Colonel Timothy O'Leary Stricken at
Butte at Age or 66.
BUTTE. Mont.. May 13. Colonel Tim
othy O'Leary. died here today, aged 6.
He came to America from Ireland as a
boy and served throughout the Civil
War in a New York regiment, retiring
as Lieutenant-Colonel of Volunteers.
He took part in the Fenian raid into
Canada as a Major,
Voters to Decide How
to Elect Senators.
HOUSE ADOPTS RESOLUTION
Southern Democrats Try in
Vain to Oust Amendment, i
FEDERAL CONTROL ISSUE
Enactment Providing for Constltuv
lionul Amendment Already Adopt
ed in ScnateBarilett Fears
WASHINGTON, May 13. The House
today adopted, 237 to 39, a joint reso
lution providing for an amendment to
tho Constitution to permit the election
of United States Senators by direct
vote of the people. It had already
been adopted by the Senate and now
goes to the states.
All that remains to be done is the
formal signing of the instrument aiid
the issuance of a proclamation to the
states to signify their wishes on tha
Fight Precedes Vote.
The vote was preceded by a bitter
fight, in which the Southern members
joined In a common cause against the
resolution. Led by Representative
Bartlett, of Georgia, the Georgia, Mis
sissippi and Louisiana delegations;
fought to prevent its passage because
of the Senate amendment which gave
the Federal Government supervision
of the elections. They based their op
position almost entirely on the danger
of negro domination.
The first vote was on an amendment
by Representative Bartlett, 'which took
from the Federal Government all su
pervisory powers. It was defeated,
189 to 89. On the vote for the adop
tion of the resolution, two-thirds of the
house being necessary, 50 Democrats
Republicans Vote aa Calf.
There was not a single Republican
vote cast against the resolution, which
was adopted to the accompaniment of
Direct election of Senators first was
taken up by Congress in 1826. From
time to time attempts have been made
to make the Senate a popular body
and have its members elected as are
the members of the House. Numbers
of these resolutions have died in com
mittee, while others were passed at
the last moment of a Congress never
to receive the President's signature.
Senator Brlstow, of Kansas, intro
duced in 1911 the one that passed to
day. Amended by the House it lias
been in conference since July S, last
year, and If the House had not receded
from its opposition to granting Fed
eral control of Senatorial ' elections it
might have met the fate of others.
It was this danger which led the
House to agree not to press its views.
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT HIT
Bills Drafted at Salem
SALEM, Or., May 13. (Special.) In
the draft of the bill directed at cap
ital punishment, which was completed
by the executive offices and Issued to
day, provision Is made for amending
two sections of the code.
One amendment provides that every
person convicted of murder in the sec
ond degree shall be punished by im
prisonment at hard labor in the Stale
Penitentiary for the rest of his natural
life. The other amendment makes pro
vision that no reprieve, commutation or
pardon, after conviction of murder in
the first degee, shall be granted except
upon the recommendation of the court
which originally tried the case in which
such conviction was had.
Cemetery Case Heard.
VANCOUVER, Wash., May 13. (Spe
cial.) The mandamus case of the State
of Washington on relation of T. H.
Adams vs. Charles S. Irwin, as Mayor
of Vancouver, to compel him to sign
a warrant for nealy $11,000 for the pro
posed city cemetery, was heard by
Judge H. E. McKenney, of the Superior
Court, today. Several witnesses were
examined on both sides. The attorneys
have submitted all of their evidence,
and have agreed to submit briefs to tha
Fear Felt for Packers' Ship.
ASTORIA. Or.. May 13. (Special.)
No word has been received from the
Columbia Kiver Packers' Association
ship St. Nicholas during tha past two or
three days, and she is believed to have
passed beyond reach of the local wire
less station. Mr. George expects,
however, to hear from her within a
few days, in messages transmitted by
some of the steamers en route to or
Suspect in Tloquiam Fire Is Cleared.
HQQUIAM. May 13. (Special.)
Police here are continuing the Inquiry
Into the attempt of last Thursday morn
ing to burn Iloquiam. though thus far
nothing of any great importance hns
been discovered. Jack Alexander, noi
Martin Alexander, as Htated by the
first dippatohes, arrested the morning
after the blaze snd held for a time
on suspicion, was released, as there
.was no evidence, on which to hold him.