Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 16, 1912, Image 1

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ScNA Una UrtlULU
Four-Cent Slump Re
sult of Reports.
Experts Say Minnesota and
Dakotas' Yield Enormous.
Indications Point to Largest Wheat
Crop on Record Weather "Made
to OrJer" Oats and Corn
Take Part in Big Drop.
rwTOAOO. . Julv 15. (Special.)
Wheat slumped 4 cents today on op
timistic reports from an army" of crop
.rm now Investigating conditions
all over the Northwest. B. W. Snow,
whose reports have a tremendous In
fluence on the Chicago Board, today
loiton-anhed that all Indications pointeo.
to the largest Spring wheat crop ever
(crown. He estimates that Mtnn-rcta
and the Dakotas can easily exceed 260.
000.000 bushels.
Ahnut the same time came dispatches
from the Honkins experts, who said
from Minnesota to the Pacific Coast the
entire country looks like a great gar
den. Hundred Mem Report Bis Crop.
Wvman. Partridge & Co., of Minne
apolis, have 100 men on the road. In
vestigating crops, and their reports are
roseate in the extreme. The chief so
licitation in the West and Northwest
now is the ability of the railroads to
handle the "enormous crops. Railway
managers realised two months ago that
Ttranrdlnarv demands would De maae
upon them, and repair shops have been
t.nt hnv nleht and day since putting
equipment in order for unusual traffic.
Rush orders for new equipment have
flooded the locomotive and car manu
r.mri.K. hut at best the roads will
probably find themselves swamped be
fore the great crops are moved.
Traders In this city say all reports
fnAifltA & record croD of oats and say
"the price of corn must soon come off
its high level.
Cora Slump Predicted.
tvifh oafs at 35 cents, corn at 70
cents will not be popular. Along with
th crnat wheat and oats crops, itie
weather has been Ideal for corn. Al
though the crop was almost a month
i.i. in nlantlne- It has made wonderful
strides In the last month and, barring
early frosts, should rank up well with
,the other cereals.
Fxrverts sav the weather has been
made to order for wheat. Heavy rains
have been followed by cool weather.
hii nr.ventinc rust. There has teen
abundant moisture and the grain has
filled out admirably. It also is note
worthy that there have been extremely
few rases of chinch bugs and only In
isolated and sporadic sections. The
extreme Winter apparently destroyed
the chinch bugs and numerous ouier
enemies of wheat.
The movement of new wheat to the
Smith western markets today showed a
decided increase, and there were neng-
ino- a!s here against cash purchases.
ii.nirazed tone's who held out early
In the day found very poor demand.
This nrecinitated other selling with
similar results later. Final prlas
were, therefore, at the lowest point
reached with the market In a semi
panicky condition at the last.
Market Full of Wheat.
If the big longs were adding to their
ImMines. there was little sign of It in
the Dit. The market was full of wheat
Ihrmiffhnilt the session.
Practically every commission houBe
In the trade made aggregate salas run
nln. into the millions.
Reports of frost In Calgary. alberta,
rsiieri to attract a great deal of atten
tion and the fact that the temperature
was down to 32 degrees at Poolick.
S. D- was believed by many to be a
nr thlna- for the growing wheat crop.
as the plant would doubtless be In
jured at this particular time oy very
high temperatures.
hnkr Cyril Objects Becanse Choir
Sings Rebelious Hjnin.
STOCKHOLM. July 15 The singing
of the Finn choir at the choral festival
last evening led to a sensational lncl
The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess
fvril of Russia, who were seated
In the royal box, rose and left
In protest when the Finns besan sing
ing a revolutionary hymn which exhort
ed Finland to rise in her might and
throw off the yoke of the conqueror.
Hlllcs and Hoot Will Inform Him He
Is Nominated.
WASHINGTON. "July 15. President
Tart wili be officially notified of his
nomination at - the White House on
Aucrust 1.
This was decided today by Chairman
Hillea, of the Republican National com
mittee, and Senator Root, chairman of
the ecommtttee of notification, appoint
ed at Chicago.
Ruling That They Are Not Entitled
to Free or Reduced Trans
portation Disliked.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15. (Special.)
General order. No. 23, ot-the Rail
road Commission, which forbids the Is
suing by the railroads operating In
California of free or reduced transpor
tation to agents and other officials of
lines not operated In the state has been
"held up" and a hearing of the matter
granted. "
This decision followed the filing ot
an application by the Southern Pacific,
Santa Fe, Western Pacific and North
western. The hearing is set for July
29. In Its application the Western
lines give several reasons why the
original decision should not be ad
hered to.
Agents and officials and their fami
lies were exempt from the provisions
of the act as originally drafted, but the
exemption clause finally was stricken
from the measure before It became a
law. In view of that fact the lines
contend that It was the intention of
the Legislature that the words "com
mon carrier" be used in the usual sense
that applies under the Interstate Com
merce Commission decision.
The Western lines aiso
enforcement of the decision oi t
road Commission would const I r ow Wilson's choice, was elected to
hamper the work of the carriers, that cnairman of the Democratic Na-
the agents of the Eastern lines faclll-
tate the business of the lines fcperaiing
In California and decrease their oper
ating expenses
Ing expenses.
If a favorable modification of tne
order Is not obtained, the railroads will
take the matter to the Supreme Court.
Home-Made Block, and Tackle Holds
Man Prisoner.
sbjttt.e. Wash.. July 15. (Special.)
jean Dore climbed up his own leg
and hung by both feet for more man
in hour last nighty while anxious
friends endeavored t extricate him
from the grip of a flv-ton chain block
with which he had rigged up to lift
the engine from his launch. Labelle.
To test the block he put one toot m
the hook and pulled vigorously on the
chain. It worked fine, jeans
went straight up. but as the chain was
wi- 1 haniihnUt niS neiwi " "
straight down until It bumped upon the
deck. . .- . ,
"Pig of a Yankee," he shrieKea. sew
ing his hoisted leg in both hands he
pulled his body up to the proximity of
a foot and proceeded thoroughly to
.u. ninntion. The only satis
faction that he received was to get his
free foot caught fast. Then ne let loose
all the Gallic expletives he knew, while
boatmen crowded around.
They found Jean Banging
down" raving In French for release
from the vicious block and cnara. ou
knew how to work the releasing gear
and Jean could talk in English only Ma un. Vainly he shrieked
and raved until a Japanese sailor hit
upon a brilliant plan, seizing "
the sailor deftly cnopp
Roosevelt to Campaign in
Kansas and Michigan.
,,,,,, r, i v w Y.. July 15. Colo
nel Roosevelt has decided to make the
campaign trip to siicmgau-
towa. which he has had under conside
ration for several days. He said he had
begun work on several speecnea
he would deliver before the opening of
the National progressive convention in
Chicago. He said he would remain In
Oyster Bay all this week. Some time
next week, according to the plans, he
will siari wcsin oiu.
Colonel Roosevelt Indicated today that
,j 4-Via Mnrlnnal PrOBTeS-
1)6 wouiu anc"u . . .
sive convention In Chicago on August
6. so arranging ms "
complete his speechmaklng just before
the convention uem.
Klamath Falls Anglers TU of Antics
of Nice i 1 -Pound Trout.
(Special.) The biggest fish story of
the year originated on iae,
within 30 minutes of the city limits,
this afternoon. A huge trout is cred
ited with Jumping from the water into
the back of a rowboar. occupies u,
Burrel Beal and Clarence 'White.
The trout weighed 11 pounds.
New Battleship Sticks While Mak
ing Her Trial Trip.
WILMINGTON, DeL, July 15. The
hsttieshln Wyoming, which left
Philadelphia on her trial trip this
morning, is stuck on a sandbar about
. mii. .nd a half below this city.
Rnv.mmcnt tugs have gone to her
assistance. Her captain reports no
damage done, and it Is expected ane
will proceed with the high uae.
Ousted -Senator Is rndecided if He
Will Re-enter Politics.
-.cinvnnviv t.ilw 15. "William
Lorimer Is going back to Chicago and
going to work."
That announcement was made today
in behalf of the man whom the Senate
Saturday unseated as Junior Senator
from Illinois.
wnetner ne win ruruw Hv..v.
seek a vindication at the hands of the
electorate, ionmer o nut
Party Headquarters to
Be Named nt Once.
Campaign Committee of Nine
to Be Selected.
Policy of Popular Subscription Is
UTged by Slack Will R. King,
of Oregon, Objects to Anything
Like Corruption Fund.
- r-
'" " .gx tivivn , JUy 15. William F. Mc
jt.VO .,, r Tjew York. Governor Wood-
Commlttee and was empoWered
,nt a comnllttee of not less than
nine to take active charge of the Demo-
cratlc campaign.
. M Comb, waa authorized to se
lect a National treasurer and such
other officers as he mav see fit. in
cluding possibly a vice-chairman, and.
after consulting with uovernor wuson,
to locate the headquarters. Mr. Mc
Combs said he thought the principal
headquarters would be In New York.
"But I am not going to appoint any
body or select any place until I confer
with Governor Wilson." he added.
Dailes Is Secretary.
Josenh E. Davies. of Madison, Wis.,
was elected secretary of the com
mittee to succeed Urey Woodson, or
Ken tuck v. John I. Martin, of St.
Louis, was re-elected sergeant-at-arms.
Mr. McCombs' selection and tne plan
to appoint a campaign committee of
nine the majority of whom are to be
members of the National Committee
with Mr. McCombs as chairman of the
subcommittee, were ordered on resolu
tions offered by Committeeman Robert
S. Hudspeth, of New Jersey, as repre
senting the wishes ot Governor wu
son. -
In presenting Mr. McCombs' name.
Mr. Hudspeth said:
"His intelligent and sagacious
handling of Mr. Wilson's campaign in
the last year and a half has demon
strated his wonderful fitness for leader
shin and has shown him to be amply
equipped to carry the Democratic party
to victory." ,
Mack Yields Gnvel.
The vote for the selection was taken
GiuiNnrmin E. Mack, the retiring chair
man, yielded the gavel to Mr. McCombs.
"I cannot hope to achieve success un
less I have the entire support of this
committee, which I believe I have,"
said Mr. McCombs. "I urge all of you
during the campaign to consult with
me freely."
Committeeman Costello, of the Dis
trict of Columbia, read a letter which
(Concluded op Page 3.)
Rev. Augustine Elmendorff, - Suc
ceeds After Six Years; In Con
verting Noted Money-Maker.
KV.vr YORK. July 15 (Special.)
Mrs. Hetty Green, who is in her 78th
year, waa baptized last Saturday ai
ternoon in the Episcopal faith in order
to prepare for confirmation as a mem
ber of the church.
The ceremony was performed in J er
sey City by Rev. Augustine Elmendorff,
rector of Holy Cross Episcopal Church,
In the presence of Colonel Edward
Howland Robinson Green, on whose
shoulders have fallen much of his
mother's great business responsibili
ties. "
Elmendorff is distantly related to
vtts r?rfn nd for five or six years he
has been endeavoring to induce her to
think less of things earthly.
The baptismal ceremony . was con
ducted In the church. Owing to the
advanced age of Mrs. Green sponsors
were not required, according to church
laws, and Colonel Green merely acted
as a witness. The Greens returned to
New York after the ceremony. Mrs.
Green will now prepare herself for
confirmation; the ceremony will
be conducted by Bishop Edwin S. Lines,
of Newark diocese.
Irrigated and Non-Irrigated Lands
Promising This Year.
(Special.) Crop prospects In the Klam
ath region are fine for a bumper crop,
both on Irrigated lands and on those
not Irrigated. Herbert McLane, five
miles Bouth of the city, has 30 acres
of wheat on land not irrigated, which
stands as high as a man's head and
which is well headed out It looks like
35 or 4i) bushels to the acre for the
whole tract.
Postmaster Brandenburg has some
vacant lots In wheat which look nearly
as well, and this without irrigation
also. These lots have been in cab
bages, then in potatoes, and this year
in wheat. This rotation seems to have
been the very best possible, for all the
crops have been good. Generally
throughout the valleys the reports are
similar. The weather is superb from
the farmer's point of view, warm and
dry, but not excessively hot.
Court Rules Administration Will
Keep Office Until 1914.
PHOENIX. Ariz., July 15. There will
be no general election in this state
next November, as provided In an act
of the recent State Legislature. In
tuii the nresent state administration.
I headed by Governor George Hunt, will
hold over cntll 1914, according to a
decision rendered by the State Supreme
Court today.
Under the decision of the Supreme
Court, only Presidential electors will
be voted for in November, and the Kin
ney act to exclude persons unable to
speak English from mining or other
hazardous occupations and the ques
tion of woman suffrage will be delayed
two years.
The court held that the "even num
bered year" provision of the consti
tution, with reference to state elections,
meant the first succeeding even-numbered
year after statehood had been
granted, or 1914.
Canal Tolls Protest
Finds Support.
Burton and Root Say Hague
Will Reverse Bill.
United States Held to Have No
Right to-. Pass Own Coastwise
Vessels Through Free With-,
out Violating Existing Pact.
WASHINGTON, July 15. Great Brit
ain's protest that the United States has
no right under the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty to pass its own coastwise ves
sels free through the Panama Canal,
while it collects tolls from British and
other foreign ships, found emphatic
support today in the Senate.
Opening the fight over the Panama
Canal bill, sent to the Senate by the
House, In which the free provision is
on imnnrtant feature. Senators Burton.
Of Ohio, and Root of New York out
lined the ground upon wnicn tne ene
mies of free American ships will fight
their battle.
Wording of Treaty Issue.
Both Senators said Great Britain had
surrendered Imoortant rights at Pana
ma, held under the ' former Clayton-
Bulwer treaty, for the pledge or equal
...n.nt" tr all shins, elven by the
United States in the existing Hay-
Pauncefot.e treaty. Tne controversy
hinges on the question whether the
United States, in It's pledge to treat the
"ships of all nations" equally, meant to
include vessels owned by its own citi
zens. Senator Boot. ex-Secretary of State,
unreservedly declared that The Hague
court would be called upon the settle
the Issue finally, if the United States
passed the bill with the free provision,
which he characterized as "unjusti
fiable discrimination" against other na
tions. Future Repayment Prophesied.
"A decision against the United States
by The Hague court," he said, "would
inrtnuhtxiiiv Involve this country in the
repayment of millions ot aouars to tne
owners of foreign ships, which might
have been taken in as canal tolls."
It was said by the State Department
that the details of the protest woum
.h. within the next 48 hours.
The statement probably will be sub
mitted by President Tart to congress,
perhaps accompanied by a special mes
sage. Forest Grove to Have Depository.
ington, July IS. A postal savings bank
win be opened at Forest wove Aug
ast IB.
Owners of Vessel Which ' Rammed
Big Passenger Boat Get Ruling
by Federal Judge.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 15. (Special.)
In the United States Circuit Court of
Appeals today one of the greatest ma
rine disasters of the Pacific Coast was
echoed when the court limited the lia
bility of the steam schooner San Pedro
to 116,500 for sinking the steamship
Columbia off Eureka, July 20, 1907.
More than 80 lives were lost in the
sea tragedy and the cargo of the Co
lumbia, valued at 1200,000, was de
stroyed. The case was carried to the Circuit
Court on an appeal from United States
Judge De Haven's opinion, by the Bos
ton Insurance Company, underwriters
of the Columbia's cargo, and John Swift
et al, relatives of persons who lost
their lives in the disaster. Judge De
Haven's decision was affirmed.
In a dense fog the San Pedro, bound
from Eureka to San Pedro, rammed
and sank the Columbia, with the ensu
ing toll of human life. Numerous suits
were brought against the Metropolitan
Redwood Lumber Company, owner of
the San Pedro, for damages. The Met
ropolitan Company asked that its lia
bility bq limited to its Interest in the
disaDied san rearo, wnicn amounted to
816,500. The defense was made that
the San Pedro was seaworthy, that the
fog signal was being constantly given
and that a competent lookout was be
ing maintained when the collision took
Judge De Haven granted the petition
for limitation of liability. He was sus
tained by the Circuit Court in the de
cision handed down by Judges Gilbert,
Ross and Wolverton.
Radicals and Conservatives In Illi
nois Are Divided.
CHICAGO, July 15. (Special.) Dls-
senBlon has broken out between the
radicals and conservatives of the third-
party movement in Illinois over the
question of placing a state and 'county
ticket In the field. Conferences sched
uled for today failed to materialise as
the result, leaders thinking It best to
take a day off to pour a little oil on
the troubled waters.
The best authenticated reports of the
trouble was that there was a differ
ence of opinion as to the advisability
of placing a state ticket in the field.
Another bother added to the mlxup
was that Colonel Roosevelt has left
the matter entirely to Rooseveltians of
the state and has made no suggestion
as to what course should be pursued,
other than to say he thought the head
of the ticket ought to be some one in
full accord with third-party principles.
The conservative element In the
movement feel that the . Republican
ticket as picked as the primaries Is
about as strong as could be hoped for.
Democratic Nominee Wants Report
ers to Quit Following.
SEA GIRT, N. J.. July IB. Oscar W.
Underwood, Democratic House leader.
will take luncheon tomorrow with Gov
ernor Wilson at Trenton. The confer
ence, it is expected, will cover much
the same ground as that between Wil
son and Speaker Clark Saturday, when
the Speaker outlined the House pro
gramme. Governor Wilson's trip to
Trenton, will be made by automobile.
Reporters have been requested not to
follow the uovernor, dui to go to tren
ton by train. "If you only know how
much I enjoy a lew nours unoDservea,
the Governor said, "I am sure you
would grant my request.
Judge Hanford Sanctions Entry in
Now Famous Citizenship Case.
SEATTLE, July 15. Judge Hanford,
of the United States District Court,
today allowed entry of appeal in the
case of Ionard Olsson, the Socialist
whose naturalization he recently re
voked on the ground of his having de
ceived the court as to his attachment
to the Constitution of the United
States. " .
Seven grounds for rehearing are al
leged by Olsson's counsel. Olsson's at
torney said that he hoped to have the
case ready for the September sitting,
In Seattle, of the Circuit Court of Ap
Trains Into and Out of Portland
Exceed Number at Los Angeles.
A rrr-nA VlT- (hft Pullman
A cjlut l
Company covering the movement of
Pullman sleepers in t-omaiiu uuime
-r... . i V -hnwft that 280
jlH9 tuilcuuuu ' ' . . .
cars were brought here and SIB taken
This is a total of 50 more cars than
were taken to Los Angeles during the
ElKs convention wbbh m -vo Aue.UB
In 1909.
Miss Natalie Clifford Barney In
Auto Crash In France.
CHERBOURG. July 15. Miss Natala
Clifford Barney, of Washington, was
badly hurt, a man friend dangerously
injured and the chauffeur killed out
right in an automobile accident tonight
The machine, which was proceeding
to Alx Lea Balne, skidded and dashed
into a rook.
Athletes Crowned by
King In Stadium.
Indian Wins Decathlon Yan
kees Easily Take Relay.
Lazaro Succumb9 to Sunstroke.
Long Race May Be Dropped.
. Ceremony of Presentation of
Cups and Medals Imposing.
STOCKHOLM, July 23. In the track
field eventts the tlnal standing Is:
United States 65. Finland 27. Swe
den 24. Great Britain 14, Canada T,
South Africa 6, France 4, Germany 4,
Greece 4, Norway 2, Hungary 1,
Italy 1.
The standing tonight of the vari
ous teams in all the events of the
Olympics were: United States 123.
Sweden 104, Great Britain 68, Fin
land 46. Germany 84, France 23,
South Africa 16, Denmark 14, Italy
13, Canada 13, Australia 13, Belgium
11, Norway 10, Hungary 8. Russia S,
Greece 4, Austria 4, Holland 2.
STOCKHOOT, July 15. The last day
of the track and field sports in the
stadium brought no Bensation. The
crames reached their culmination In the
marathon. The curtain falls on the
Olympic with the United States well
in front in the total points in all
sports to date and with a sweep
ing victory in the field and track
events, which for years have con
stituted the programme at meetings in
America and Great Britain and to which
athletics these nations devote their
The bestowal of all the prizes by the
King, who placed laurel wreaths on the
heads of the victors and shook hands
with all the winners, took place today
in the stadium. The American team led
the march of triumphant athletes who
were arrayed before the King.
Indian Wins Decathlon.
The triumphs of the day were di
vided for the most part between the
United States and the northern na
tions. The latter, particularly Sweden,
scored a number of points in wrestling
and aquatic sports In which the Ameri
cans did not figure. James Thorp, Car
lisle Indian School, proved himself the '
greatest all-round athlete of the world
in the decathlon, which provided a va
riety of tests of speed, strength and
quickness, while Eugene I Mercer, Uni
versity of Pennsylvania; George W.
Philbrook, Notre Dame, and James J.
Donahue, Los Angeles A. C, were prom
inent In the second class.
The American quarter mllers ran
away with the 1600-meter relay as pre
dicted, Sheppard. Linduerg, Meredith
and Reidpath showing their heels to
their rivals. England probably would
have taken second place Instead ot
France, but her first man, Nlcol, de
veloped lameness.
Sweden Takes Triple Leap.
The hon. steD and jump proved
whollv a Swedish event. The northern
ronntrv took the three leading places
and divided the cross-country race of
8000 meters, which really was a test ot
cliff climbing and ability to penetrate
underbrush, with the husky Finns sec
ond, while the English team was third.
The Americans lor the first time in this
class of work were absolute outsiders.
Two events have cast a shadow on
the Olympic games. The Portuguese
runner, F. Lazaro, who ran in the mara
thnn. died today from sunstroke, and
Lieutenant Lawrence, an officer of the
Eighteenth Hussars, was thrown Into a
ditch during the military competition,
suffering concussion of the train and
other serious Injuries.
The presentation of the prizes was a
unectacle nearly as theatrical as the
opening ceremony. Three handsome
stands were placed on the greensward.
All the winners of nrst, second ana
hi nrlT marched Into the arena
and assembled in three groups before
the stands.
Uniform Are Varied.
Th athletes and gymnasts were in
uniform; , the officers of the various
nations who competed in the military
.nt. were in full uniform, while the
women prize-winners were variously
The King conferred on the winners
nf Ant nrlze an oak wreath, a gold
medal and a challenge cup. Crown
Pt-in On stave Adolph presented a sli
ver medal to the members of the sec
ond group and Prince Charles, brother
of the King, handed bronze medals to
the third group. A herald in n2diae
val costume called the names of each,
who then stepped forward and received
the prize.
The procession 1nt the arena waa
a remarkable sight. Every sort of,
civil and military costume figured,
from full-dress military, with plumed
and shining helmet and much gold
laca to simple khaki and from froclt
coat and silk hat to running pants.
The Americana headed the parade,
Colonel Robert M. Thompson. presU
ICoBoluded oa Fag )