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" PORTLAND. OREGON, SATURDAY, JITLY 13, 1912. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
vol. hi yy. ib,in. -
STAGE BEAUTY NOT
HEIR IS EXPECTED
RIVER FLEET TAKES
MADE IN A NIGHT,
BY LADY DECIES
IS NEW SEATTLE
ELKS Oil EXCURSION
GOES TO CONGRESS
in OIL L
XOTED COMPOSER DENIES
ELOPEMENT WITH ACTRESS.
STORK HOVERS NEAR HOME OF
AS CITIZEXS SLEEP POTLATCH
PEOPLE "PUT ONE OVER." '.
HURDLES AND JUMP
Government Will Try
to Recover Land.
CALIFORNIA FRAUDS CHARGED
Accounting Will Be Asked for
All Petroleum Mined.
AGENTS SURE OF GROUND
Fedrralt Attorneys Townsend and
MeCormlck Think No Technical
Question Will Block Move to
Reclaim Rich Ground.
Suits that involve more than $1,000.
000,000 and threaten the title to hun
dreds of thousands of acres in Kern,
Fresno, Los Angeles and other Call
fornla counties were decided on last
night at a conference here between
B. TX Townsend, special attorney for
the Department of Justice, and A. L
McCormick. United States District At
torney for the Southern District of
These suits will number more than
300. They will be directed against
Individuals, associations and corpora
tlons. Some will be in the nature of
ejectments, others for forfeiture of
land and all will ask for an accounting
to the Government for oil that has
been taken from the lands in question.
Agents Collect Kvldeaee.
Agents of the Government have been
working for months collecting evidence
for the preparation of these suits, un
der the direction of Mr. Townsend and
Mr. McCormick, and at the conference
last evening It was decided to file the
suits in the United States District
Court at Los Angeles as soon as Mr.
McCormick returns to that city early
The property involved Includes some
of ths richest oil-producing lands in
California and it is alleged that all
were seised from the Government on
mineral claims after they had been
withdrawn from allotment and that the
"title to all of them remains in the
Government. In nearly every Instance
the lands have been developed by the
boring of wells and millions of barrels
of crude oil have been abstracted. For
all of this oil,, an accurate estimate of
which has been obtained, the Govern
ment demands a full accounting and
this alone amounts to millions of dol
Government Sore ( Ground.
In speaking of these suits last night
Mr. McCormick said: "The rights of the
Government in these suits is abso
lutely certain, as there is no technical
question involved that has not already
been acted on by the higher courts,
and much of the property was forcibly
taken possession of without even
pretense of title, and in some Instances
actual fraud was perpetrated.
"One suit that I have already brought
in behalf of the Government against
the Southern Pacific Company to re
cover C100 acres of oil lands in Cali
fornia is based on fraud, pure and aim
pie, and the evidence shows this con
clusively even by the testimony of the
employes of that company. The suits
that are now to be instituted are of
the same general character, with evi
dence equally as strong.
"The immensity of the amounts in
volved makes these suits among the
greatest, if not Vie greatest, ever
brought by the Government for
recovery or its property and account
ings for the oil taken from It,
"Rumors of the bringing of these
suits have been current for. several
months and- it was generally believed
that they were to be against the
Southern Pacific and its subsidiary
companies only, but this is a mistake.
as they will, number more than S00
and against that number of Individ
uals, associations and corporations and
will be a complete cleanup of all oil
rights in the State of California. The
Government will be benfited in a much
larger amount than the value of timber
land involved in forfeiture suits that
been brought by the Government
in the different states.
"After the Government has recov
ered possession of these oil lands and
compelled an accounting. Congress will
probably take some action with refer
ence to their disposal to the highest
bidders, but that is something with
which my official action has no refer
ence." COUNTY OFFICIAL SETTLES
Tax Collector Pays $10,000 and Of.
f ice Is Declared Vacant. .
RIVERSIDE, CaI July 12. More
than 110.000 was paid today to the
county by E. D. Crane, County Tax
Collector, in a settlement of a deficit.
Experts could not make the Tax Col
lector's books balance with his cash
memoranda, and the total sum called
for was $19,000 instead of $8500, as
Crane was said to have asserted.
Crane was said to face a charge (if
having failed to make an accounting
to the Auditor, as required by law, but
in view of the settlement In full it was
said that the charge probably would te
dropped. Crane's office has been de
Truth Is, However, Famous Musician
Recently Quarreled With Wife
Over C horns Girl.
ROME. July 12. (Special.) News
papers this morning announced 'that
Mascagni, the famous composer, had
eloped with a beautiful young actress
to some unknown destination.
The truth is that some days ago
Mascagni had a serious quarrel with
his wife on account of a chorus girl
in one of the largest theaters in Rome,
who had become fanatically enthusi
astic over the musician. Signora Mas
cagni resented such enthusiasm, es
pecially as the musician used to give
the chorus girl lessons rather too fre
quently. But, according to his friends, Mas
cagni never dreamed of eloping with
the girl. He left for Pr,"5 Jclqia O J
comDOser expret IIA"""- .
whi.h msu r,nniatIon with ' his
wife somewhat less easy. '
Newspapers this evening refute the
story of the elopement. They say tne
musician repents of his adventure and
trusts in a reconciliation with bis wire,
whlih hm hones will be speedy and
Mascagni says, his Journey: to pans
is connected with the composition of a
BRIDGE COLLAPSES; 3 HURT
Falsework on Willamette Crosswaj
Goes Down at Jasper.
EUGENE. Or.. July 12. (Special.)
Three workmen were injured Thursday
when 450 feet of falsework for a new
county bridge across the Willamette
River at Jasper, suddenly collapsed. The
bents for the falsework were framed
and set on the surface of the river bed,
as bedrock was too near to allow of
the driving of piling. As the next to
the last bent was being raised, tney
slid forward and collapsed.
Ira Walton, superintendent of con
struction, suffered fractures or ootn
legs, one of which was crushed, and
John Morehouse, a broken ankle. Wal
ter J. Moore, superintendent of con
crete, was carried down with the crash,
but received only bruises. He ferried
the Injured men across the river and
caught a train for Springfield, where
they were placed in a hospital.
The bridge, which is to be a steel
one, is being constructed by the county
by day labor. Walton's, condition is
serious, as he is an old man.
BOISE ELK LAUDS CITY
John M. Haines Enthusiastic at Way
Portland Treats Visitors.
John M. Haines, the Boise banker and
candidate for Governor at the Republi
can primaries in Idaho next week, is
at the Portland with the Idaho herd of
Elks, and is among the most enthusi
astic admirers of the way Portland has
treated the lodge men. In speaking of
his state and himself he said:
'Idaho is normally Republican, and
with the admiration that tne entire
state has for Senator Borah, his re
election to the United States Senate
next Winter is assured, and as he Is
pronounced for the re-election of Mr.
Taft, the state should give him its elec
toral vote by a handsome majority.
"Personally I have every assurance
that I will be the Republican nominee
for Governor, and. If elected, will de
vote my entire time to the duties of
the office. Idaho is not appreciated as
it should be among the Western States
as Its richness Is not known and the op
portunities for both capital and labor
not exploited as they should have been
HUNTINGTON MAID HAPPY
Little Nettie Rogers' Papa Meets
Cousin In Thomas B. Mills.
Probably the happiest person in
Portland today is little Nettie Rogers,
the 11-year-old daughter of John R.
Rogers, a hotel keeper at Huntington,
Or. Mr. Rogers and his little girl ar
rived in Portland yesterday and at
once hunted up Thomas B. Mills, the
new grand exalted ruler of the Elks.
After a brief conference. Mr. Rogers
and Mr. Mills learned that they were
cousins, although, they never had seen
each other before. Mr. Mills has a
natural fondness for children and at
once look a liking for the little girl.
She was his guest on the river excur
sion and at a little dinner party last
evening. In her room at the Multno
mah Hotel a picture of the new grand
exalted ruler occupies a prominent
place on her dresser. She has prom
ised to go to Superior. Wis., to visit
Ml Mills this coming Winter.
EBERHARD WILL NOT JOIN
Minnesota Governor Thinks Third
ST. PAUL, July 12. In a letter to
Hugh T. Halbert, Minnesota Roosevelt
leader, who recently mailed a circular
letter to all candidates for Governor in
this state, asking them to go on record
in support of the proposed new third
party movement. Governor Eberhard
positively refused today to Join the
third party movement
"I can see no need of organizing a
new party," he wrote.
Salem Defeats Hubbard, 18 to 1.'
SALEM. Or, July 18. (Special.) In
t e second of the three games which
Salem is playing here during the
Cherry Fair. Salem defeated Hubbard
today, 1J to 1. Tomorrow Salem will
play Hopewell Giants.
Knox Officially Notifies
U. S. Senate.
CANAL BILL TO BE DELAYED
Opening of Floodgates of Ora
tory Is Expected.
FOUR PROPOSALS OPPOSED
Charging and Then Refunding Tolls
Declared Violation of Treaty's
tion Objected To.
WASHINGTON, July 12 The Senate
was officially notified of the . British
protest against the Panama Canal ad
ministration when Secretary of State
Knox in a letter tonight to Senator
Brandegee, chairman of the Senate ln
teroceanlc canals committee, outlined
objections raised by Great Britain.
The letter paraphrasing the protest
by Charge d' Affaires Innes was gen
erally accepted as voicing the decision
of the State Department to leave the
entire subject in the bands of Con
gress, where the legislation in dispute
Is pending. Secretary . Knox' letter
"Sir I have the honor to bring to the
knowledge of your committee the fact
that a communication Just received
from the British charge d'affaires, indi
cates the attention of the British gov
ernment having been called to various
proposals from time to time made for
the relieving of American shipping
from the payment of -tolls on vessels
passing through the Panama Canal,
that government has studied carefully
those proposals and the arguments in
support of them with a view ta the
bearing thereon of the provisions of
the treaty between the United States
and Great Britain of November II, 1901.
Foar Possibilities Suggested.
Tha communication sums up the
proposals mentioned .as: , . .
. "First To exempt all American ship
ping from tolls. ,
"Second To refund to all American
ships tolls which they might pay.
"Third To exempt from the pay
ment of tolls American ships engaged
In the coastwise trade, and
"Fourth To repay to the last-named
class of American ships tolls which
they might pay.
"The communication indicates it to
be the opinion of his Britannic ma
jesty's government that to exempt all
American shipping from the payment of
tolls would involve an infraction of
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Accouchment Is Anticipated at End
of July and Grandpasents Are
NEW YOR-K. July 12. (Special.)
Preparations for their first visit from
the stork are being made by Lord and
Lady Decies at their home near Lon
don, friends of former Miss Vivien
Gould hear. The visit is expected at
the end of , the month, and there la
much excitement about it at the bride's
former home in' this city.-
Her parents, Mr. . and Mrs. George
J. Gould, sail tomorrow for England,
so as to be present to welcome the
littln stranarer. who. they hope, will
prove' an heir to the title.
As soon as thej-young mother and her
babe can travel, the Decies propose go
ing to their Irish estate, where they
will do much entertaining. Lord Decies
has succeeded late Marquis of Water
ford, as commandant of the South Irish
REUNION SATISFIES MAYOR
Rushlight Says Portland Will Be
Long Remembered by Visitors.
Mayor Rushlight Is delighted with
the manner in which the Elks grand
lodge reunion was conducted. Ho said
yesterday at the City Hall that the
festivities had been a great success.
"I feel that the reunion was well
handled and In every way successful,
said the Mayor. "The crowds were or
derly and good-natured and there was
no rowdyism among the Elks. There
was some disorder, but it was by young
"Vast sums of money have been
drnnned Into Portland cotters by tne
visitors, but that Is not so important
as is the great amount of advertising
the city will receive as a result. It has
been the largest affair ever seen in
Portland and one long to be remem
bered. All sections of . the country
have been represented and the many
fine things they enjoyed while here
will make Portland and Portland hos
pitality a well-known word through
out the United States."
T. R.'S HANDS OFF, IDAHO
Colonel Will Not Embarrass Borah
' With Third Ticket.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash.
lngton. July 13- Colonel Rooseyelt has
assured Senator Boih personally and
also through Senator Dixon that be will
not place a third . ticket in the field
this year in Idaho, or in the states of
other insurgent Senators or Repre
sentatives "who fear that a third ticket
would endanger " their chances of re
election to Congress.
. Borah is not in sympathy, with the
third ticket' programme and told Colo
nel Roosevelt -at Chicago he thought
such a plan was unwise and detrimen
tal to the progressive cause. For this
reason Roosevelt will keep out of
Idaho, as he feels grateful to Borah
for past assistance and wants him re
elected. ' '
THE DEPARTING HERD WILL
Man Over Board Thrills
6000 on Outing.
LIFE LINE RESCUE IS MADE
Score of Vessels Give Lodge
Members Scenic Trip.
DECK DANCES POPULAR
Impromptu Choruses Add Zest to
Trip Five Miles Up Columbia and
Ragtime Swaying: Harmonizes
With Rolling; of Craft.
Six thousand Elks cheering from the
decks of a fleet of 10 big river steam
ers and from a score or more of smaller
craft took part in a pleasure excursion
yesterday down the Willamette and up
the Columbia River as the guests of
the Portland Lodge of Elks. Every
at.an.pr available was pressed into
service to carry the big crowd that re
sponded to the pressing invitation of
the Portland Elks and everyDoay wno
went enjoyed an extremely novel and
The crowds gathered on the various
docks alonsr the river about 1 o clock
and took places on the big boats, which
were" thrown open to everybody wno
had a desire to see the river scenery.
At 1:30 o'clock one of the big steam
ers blew two deafening blasts and
every boat forthwith backed out into
the stream, turned about and started
northward. All the bridges were
drawn at the same time and remained
ooen to the boats until the entire pro
cession, in single file, had proceeded
nto the lower harbor. The big boats
r, inter! their whistles and the crowds
cheered wildly at the hundreds of peo
ple gathered on the bridges to see the
boats pass. In the procession were
the steamers Monarch, Moloc, Harkins,
Burton, Iralda, America, lone. Undine,
Kellogg and Tahoma, each literally
covered with , the cheering crowds of
irmrrvmakers. From several of the
boats the strains of band music floated
and from others singing could be heard.
Mosquito Fleet Follows.
Following the big boats was a mos
quito fleet of small steamers and
launches, each well filled with Elks.
Among Ihe boats in this were the Dlx,
Eva, Ollle S., Gazelle, Sea Otter and
Rose City. They all danced along
behind the .big fleet, riding the waves
and tooting a siren blast of varl-toned
whistles and bells.
The parade of boats moved rapidly
down the Willamette, viewing the lower
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Every Plain, Every-Day Lamp Post
Becomes Much-Decorated Totem
Polo Before Town Awakens.
SEATTLE, Wash., July 12. The Pot
latch people "slipped one over" last
night. . When the town went to bed
there was nothing hanging around the
streets except cluster light poles. This
morning when the town got up every
lamp post was a totem pole, and th
business district of the city was a for
est of them.
Seattle, of course, is more or less ac
customed to totem poles. Thanks to
a bunch of willing pirates who once
raided romantic old Kazan It even
owns one, but down to now its interes
In totem poles has been confined to In
dividual specimens. Today every lamp
post is a bear, or a crow, or a whale
the town looks like a tllllcum initla
tlon ceremony,- with every Ikt, Moxt
and Khlone, including old Chief Steam
Roller himself, lined up for the -mas
They are made of plaster of parls,
hardened by a process known only to
the contractor that built them. They
will stand any kind of weather and
whole lot of knocking around. Big
business houses are already decked out
In Potlatch colors and the smaller one
are fast following the lead. The Pot
latch bunting Is already flung to th
breeze and when the big show open
the old town should fairly flame with
GREATER HANKOW PLANNED
Chinese Engineer Called to Build
' Modern Oity in Orient.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 12. (Spe
cial.) M. B. Tung, a prominent local
Chinese civil engineer, educated in Tale
and Columbia universities, has been
recalled to China by LI Tuen Hung,
Vice-President of the republic, to super
Intend the rebuilding of the City of
Hankow, which was burned to the
ground during the recent revolution
Hankow proper has a population or
about 600.000 and is across the river
from a city of 400.000.
Yung will endeavor to make the
new Hankow a mooern cny. um
largest steamers built can safely glide
Into ita harbor The termini of the
Pekln - Hankow Railway, Hankow
Szechuan Railway and Canton-Hankow
Railway are at Hankow, and it is
planned to make the city "the termini
of many other railways.
One of the big projects that will be
accomplished with the rebuilding of
Hankow will be a bridge over tho
Yang-tse River, which is a mile wide
connecting the City of Hankow with
the center of population on the other
side of the river. This will make prac
tically a greater city of 1,000,000 popu
MAYOR VETOES OWN MOVE
Seattle's Executive Blocks Flag Ordi
nance, Drafted by Self.
SEATTLE. ' Wash., July 12. (Spe
cial.) Mayor George F. Cotterlll today
sent to the City Council a message
vetolnir his own flag ordinance, draft
ed by him and passed by the Council
two weeks ago by a vote of 6 to 3.
Though the veto message will not be
mria nubile until Monday afternoon. It
Is understood that the Mayor disap
proves his own measure because of a
flaw which he thinks might lead to a
construction that would prevent varl
ous fraternal organizations from par
ticlpatlng In public parades.
Explanations of the objection the
Mayor has' to his own ordinance Is
awaited with much interest by the six
rouneilmen who Insisted that there
should be some regulation of street
parades in order to prevent the carry
ing of anarchistic emblems through the
streets of Seattle.
ADMIRAL SENDS GREETING
Commander of Pacific Reserve Fleet
Joins In Message o Clark.
Rear-Admiral Reynolds, commanding
the Pacifio reserve fleet, who is a
guest of the city at this time. Joined
with others In telegraphing to Rear
Admiral Clark, the first capaln of the
battleship Oregon, a message concern
ing the visit of that famous ship to
Portland. The telegram was sent yes
terday to Washington, D. C, but will
have to be transmitted to Lake Mans
field,' Vt., where Rear-Admiral Clark
is spending his vacation this Sjimmer.
The message apprised Rear-Admiral
Clark of the presence in Portland har
bor of his former command. He had
charge of the Oregon as captain on
her world-famous run around tne Morn
at the outbreak of the Spanish-Ameri
can War. ,
HEAT WAVE SWEEPS EAST
Mercury Climbs to 104 In Kansas.
Northwest Doesn't Suffer. :
WASHINGTON, July 12. The hot
test place in the country today was
Concordia, Kan., . where the mercury
climbed to 104. The entire Central
West sweltered. The 100 mark was
reached at Wichita, Kan, and the tem
perature fell only two degrees short
of that in Omaha. Fort Worth, Tex,
and Fort Smith, Ark.
There was discomfort throughout
roost of the country except in me
Northwest, New England and the Mid
dle Atlantic States, wnere cooler
weather prevailed. The weather bu
reau gave no assurance of relief for
Saturday and Sunday.
Finn Surprises by Win
ning Discus Throw.
CLASH OCCURS WITH TEUTONS
German 'Elbowed' by Amherst
Runner, Is Allegation.
WINNER IS DISQUALIFIED
In 110-Meter Hurdle Conlest Martin
Hawkins, of Multnomah Club
of Portland, Is Third Kelley,
of Los Angeles, Wins,
STOCKHOLM, July 12. The Ameri
can athletes won two more events at
the Olympic games today. Fred W..
Kelly, University of Southern Califor
nia, took the final heat of the 110-meter
hurdle race, while James Wendell, of
the New York Athletic club, and Martin
Hawkins, of the Multnomah Athletic
club, Portland, Or, were second and
third respectively In this event.
Albert L. Gutterson, of the University
of Vermont, captured the running
broad Jump with a new Olympic rec
ord of 24 feet, II inches.
The United States finished second
and third in the discus, fifth in the
modern Pentathlon and won places in
many heats in other events.
German Wins By Protest.
An incident occurred in the last heat
of tile semi-finals of the 400 meter race
today, which for a time stirred up a
sma'l tempest. It was a collision be
tween Germany and the United States.
An Amherst divinity student, Donald
B. Young, running under the colors of
the Boston Athletic association, finished
two yards in the lead In this race, but
was disqualified, and the heat given to
his Teutonic rival, Braun, who crossed
the line second. The circumstances led
the spectators to think" the United
States might protest, but the American
committee, while considering ths
Judges' decision In error accepted It
The alleged foul occurred on the
first turn, fifty yards from the start.
Braua Unable To Pass.
The race was , for blood, and there
was great rivalry between tne two
Americans. Young and Ira B. Daven
port. University of Chicago, and the
German, Braun. Young took the lead
on the first Jump. The German at
tempted to pass him on the outside at
the turn and was elbowed by Young.
The Judges made an attempt to stop
Young at the next turn but without
The incident caused great excitement.
the Germans hooted the Americans
and Manager Halpln argued with the
Wljen the mixup occurred lounc,
Braun and a Swedish1 contestant were
bunched. Young had the pole, tho
Swede was as close as possible behind
on the Inside, with Braun on the out
side. They were so close together
that they seemed to rub shoulders. The
German sprinted into the lead and then
apparently slowed up. Young gave him
a push with his right arm. With that
the runners straightened out and, al
ter an Inspiring contest, came up the
home stretch at a terrific, pace, with
Young in the lead.
Braun First to Foul.
The Amherst boy, who is considered
by all who know him a gentleman and
a clean runner, takes the matter much
to heart. In explaining he said:
Braun was pushing me back. The
only thing I could do was what I aid
or be pushed into the Swede. If they
disqualify me they certainly should
Braun said he was fouled, but did
not assert that the loul was mien-
ional. He said:
Young pushed me. I could have won
the race If I had not been touched.
Davenport also got too close to me on
the last turn and rubbed me. In a
short race like that a man gets so
tired that the smallest push may make
him lose two yards."
Mike Murphy, trainer of the Ameri
can team, said:
The German tried to cross In front
and Young shoved him back. Young
had a perfect right to do what he dirt.
You can't cross in front of a man that
way and Jostle him."
Finland Sailors Slrlke.
To add to the unpleasantness of the
ay for the Americans, the sailors of
the Finland struck and refused to man
the launches to and from the shore.
Incidentally, Americans broke two
records one of them twice. In tho
400-meter race James Meredith, the
Mercersburg schoolboy, paced by tho
veteran Melvln Sheppard, reduced the
Olympic mark to 48 seconds, a few
minutes after Charles Reidpath, or
Syracuse University, bad broken the
same record by running the distance
In 48 7-10 seconds.
In the running broad Jump Gutter-
son, the Vermont leaper, with a Jump
of 7 meters SO centimeters (24 feet 11
Inches, and a fraction), beat the pre
vious Olympic record of 24 feet 6',i
The discus event was something of a
disappointment for the American team.
who met a powerful opponent In the
Finn, A. H. Talpale, but they made him
break a world's record with a throw of
148 feet 1H Inches to get first place.
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