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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY. JULY 20," 1912.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. LII 0. 16,117.
END HOT SESSION
HURRY CALL FOR
MEN IS SENT OUT
NOW HE'S CAUGHT
WHILE POLICE LAG
TAFT FORCES PLAN
GIRLS, LOXESOME AT BEACH.
' THREATEN HOTEL.
J. IAWREXCE MOTT SAYS HE
WILL LITE IX JAPAX.
CITV OFFICIALS SHOW COLORS
AS DEBATE WAXES WARM.
Cudgels Will Be Taken
Up in Congress.
ROOT URGED TO TAKE LEAD
Mondell and Barthold to Up
hold Cause in House.
CONTESTS ARE ANALYZED
Statement to Be Issued From White
House Will Be Exhaustive Re
view of Roosevelt Charges
of Unfair Sealing.
WASHINGTON. July 19. (Special.)
Member of Congress are making ready
to fight all over again the contests on
which the Republicans split in the
A defense of the Integrity of the Chi
eago convention and the action of the
Republican National committee In de
ciding contests is to be made by mem'
bers who were In close touch with the
proceedings incident to the nomination
of the Presidential ticket. This la to
be an auxiliary to the formal statement
that has been prepared for campaign
circulation by the Taft managers.
Prospective defense by the regulars
on the floors of the houses of Con
gress, however, already has stirred up
the progressives, who are preparing to
make anaver in sp9hes.
Root frged ta Take Lead.
For some weeks pressure has been
bearing on Senator Root, temporary
and permanent chairman of the Na
tional convention, to Induce him to
make a exposition of the inner work
ings of the nominating body. His
standing throughout the country is
relied upon to give great weight to
anything be may say respecting a
matter that because of the charges
made by the Roosevelt forces has
aroused an intense factional feeling. A
speech by Senator Root attacking the
charges in question and setting forth
the facta as the regulars declare them
to be. In the opinion of the Taft lead
ers would go far toward silencing the
guns of the enemy.
Mr. Root has made no definite an
nouncement as to what he will do. He
has had several conferences with the
President of late, the "steamroller
charges" being discussed, as well as
subjects pertaining to the President's
speech of acceptance, which will be in
response to the formal notice of the
nomination received from the lips of
the New York Senator August 1. On
the House side, the National Com
mittee's action Is to be defended by
Representative Barthold, of Missouri.
who acted as proxy for Secretary of
Commerce and Labor Nagel at the
meetings of the committee when the
contests were heard, and by Represen
tative Mondell. of Wyoming, who was
a member of the credentials committee
of the convention Itself.
Rooarvelt Crr Called Base.
"I am preparing a speech to refute
completely the charges of stolen dele-
rates made by Colonel Roosevelt," said
Mr. Barthold today. "I was on the
National committee which beard the
contests at Chicago, and will show how
viciously baseless Roosevelt's outcry is.
"Representative Mondell, who was on
the credentials committee at Chicago,
will also make a separate speech, de
tailing the action of the committee in
seating the Taft delegates."
"The progressives are going to have
their say if any such scheme is tried
by the Taft crowd." declared Repre
sentative Norrls. of Nebraska. "I am
going to insist upon being heard in
reply to the Taft speakers, and I shall
no into the frauds which resulted in
Taft's so-called victory."
Other progressives of the anti-Taft
variety are expected to rally to the aid
of Mr. Norrls, and a real exciting time
Is probable. If'Mr, Root starts some
thing in the Senate it Is expected that
C'lapp of Minnesota, and possibly Brls-
tow of Kansas and Cummins of Iowa
will prepare themselves to take the
other side In support of the fraud
la Kollette Belittles Fraud Cry.
To make matters still more Interest
ing. Senator La Follette. who takes no
stoik In the fraud cry. is having the
contest cases briefed on his own initia
tive, with the intention of showing in
his magazine that Roosevelt has boon
throwing stones from the doorway of
a glas house.
In a few days the President's man
agers will be ready with their refuta
tion of the. charges that have been
mada Ex-Senator Dick, of Ohio, who
conducted the contests at Chicago, to
day handed to Secretary Carmi Thomp
son the final draft of the statement.
A synopsis also has been prepared
for the press and will be given out,
with copies o fth full statement,
which would more than fill all the
reading space in a single edition of one
of the largest newspapers.
ePRECKELS COMMENDS WORKS
Banker Says "Bosses of New Ma
chine" Want Resignation.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 19. Rudolph
Ppreokels. banker of this city and an
ardent supporter of Senator La Fol
lette for the Presidency, but who has
"Loud" Shirts and "Xoisy" Xecktles
Predominate When Coats Are
Peeled by 'Committeemen.
It was hot in the City Council cham
bers yesterday, not only because of the
furious spouting of Councilmen, gath
ered to discuss street committee busi
ness, but also because of the work of
Hence, it was not surprising that the
staid members of the committee should
peel off their coats. It is not the pur
pose of this story to record any won
derment at all over this feature, but
simply to call attention of the people
of Portland to the more or less bewil
dering array of shirts, collars and neck
ties worn by their respective repre
sentatives. Councilman Baker, the chairman,
wore a white shirt with a blue stripe,
while Councilman Joy. of the Seventh
Ward, was attired in a blue shirt.
Schmeer, of the Eighth Ward, wore a
white shirt of the old style, but elim
inated the long white cuffs, although
be brought a pair of gold link buttons
Into requisition qn the bands at the
Tom Monks, the young sage of the
FIrt Ward, had the whole bunch faded
for comfort; he wore a soft, white shirt
and rolled up the sleeves above the
elbows, but at that he got pretty "hot"
at Baker once or twice during the ses
sion. Dunning, of the Third Ward, wore a
white shirt. Maguire, of the Tenth
Ward, defied the heat and, although th
biggest man in the crowd, -iA8X
shed his coat. Slgel Grutze .-
had on a pale blue shirt with a white
stripe. Low collars predominated; also
PARALYTIC DANGLES IN AIR
Stricken at Top of Pole, Workman
Is Rescued by Police.
Suddenly stricken by paralysis while
working at the top of a 40-foot pole
at Fifth and Everett streets yesterday
afternoon. John Woods, an elderly
lineman, hung helpless and shouting
for assistance for half an hour before
his predicament was realized. Then
Patrolmen Stone and E. Johnson, who
were at the Police Athletic Club, Just
across the street, climbed the pole,
equipped with a rope from the police
station and lowered the disabled man
to the ground.
Because linemen frequently shout to
each other while at their work, hun
dreds of persons passing the spot
glanced up for a moment and then
went on, supposing that Woods was
giving signals. A Chinese was the
first who sensed the real situation.
When lowered to the ground Woods
was conscious, but had lost the use
of the left leg and arm. He was sent
to St. Vincent's Hospital. He is about
SO years of age and lives with his family-
in St. Johns.
BROTHER'S FATE IS WORRY
Walla Walla Mine Owner, III, Gets
Special Railroad Privilege.
BAKER, Or July 19. (Special.)
Because his brother died from the ef
fects of a broken leg, the recovery of
Julius Stine, the wealthy Walla Walla
mlneowner, has been unusually slow and
at times it was feared he could not re
cover. Stine was investigating his new
placer mine at Cornucopia July 2, when
he was caught in a cave-in. His leg
was broken, hip crushed and shoulder
His condition was so serious that he
was moved to a camp at Boulder Creek
nearby. During his stay he constant
ly worried over his brother's fate ana
to encourage rum he was finally taken
home last night, being carried 25 miles
by automobile to Robinet and placed
on a special car. which was hauled 40
miles by special engine to Hunting
ton and there attached to the O.-W.
R. & N. mail train, a privilege afford
ed only on very unusual occasions. He
is due to arrive in Walla Walla today.
7940 IN LANE SCHOOLS
Of 398 Teachers Employed, 8 7 Are
Men, Says Report.
EUGENE. Or., July 19. (Special.)
Of the 11,249 persons of school age in
Lane County, 7840 registered in some
school during the last school year, ac
cording to the annual report of County
School Superintendent H. C. Eaughman,
Just made public The school age popu
lation consists of 6755 boys and 8494
girls. Of these, there was an average
monthly registration of 7669 and aver
age daily attendance of 7241, or 94.6
per cent. There were 39S teachers em
ployed, of whom 87 were men.
There are 179 school districts in the
eountv, with 185 school buildings.
valued at 8495.34$, with $69,462 addl
tional for furniture and supplies. Elev-
en new schoolhouses were built during
CLOTHING TO BE DEARER
Scarcity of Domestic Wool to Be
Felt by Ultimate Consumer.
NEW YORK, July 19'. The price of
clothes is to be advanced next year.
This is indicated clearly, merchants
say. by the prices named by leading
producers of cloth, who have lifted
the fla-ures for the Spring of 1911 sea
son from "H cents to 20 cents a yard
above 1912 prices.
The most important cause of the ad
vance is that the domestio wool clip
this year ia about 30,000.000 pounds
smaller than a year ago, according to
the manufacturers. The price of wool
has gone up abroad. Mill owners say
the high scale ot wages and snorter
working hours also will have their effect
Issues Secondary to
STORY OF CONFERENCE TOLD
Agreement Declared to Ante
date Bribery Exposure.
MEN'S GUILT RECOGNIZED
Writer Would Not Punish "Social
Crimes," and Colls Doctrine of
Christianity More Radical
LOS ANGELES. July 19. Lincoln
Steffens and District Attorney Fred
ericks faced each other as antagon
ists nearly four hours today in the
bribery, trial of Clarence S. Darrow.
The question of the rightfulness of the
nnitnA. Inriori hv RteffenK that
".mrl O JO aated as social crimes
- not De punisnea, out tnat cuu-
dltlons which led to such crimes as
dynamiting should be treated Instead
subornated the question of the guilt or
innocence of Darrow.
Introduced by himself at the very
beginning of his cross-examination as
"worse than an avowed anarchist a
man who believed in Christianity,"
Steffens discussed his eoonomlc be
liefs, often disregarding the objections
of the defense's attorneys as he did
the pointed thrusts of the prosecutor.
Story of Conference Retold.
Asked in redirect examination what
he meant by his reply as to his be
liefs, Steffens declared that he was
worse than an anarchist in the senBe
that he was more radical, for while
anarchy demanded justice, Christianity
demanded love and charity in addition.
Time after time Mr. Fredericks
sought to have the witness say that
the culmination of the McNamara case
waa caused by the arrest of Franklin
for .bFlbery and as of tea Steffens de
clared that all parties concerned in
the defense had agreed to the settle
ment before the bribery expose.
The witness told again of the con
ference with Los Angeles business men
with the view of closing the labor
prosecutions and bringing about an
era of understanding between labor
and capital; of the futile efforts to
have the District Attorney agree to
the plan of freeing J. J. McNamara
after his brother pleaded guilty and
Incidentally of his belief that the
prosecutor's course was directed by
the National Erectors' Association and
(Concluded on Pas 2.)
HOW TO GET THE
They Will Leave Unless Famine Is
Broken, So Management Of
fers Seductive Rates.
LOS ANGELES. July 19. (Special.)
The management of one of the big
gest and most expensive hotels at Long
Beach today issued urgent Invitations
to more than 100 eligible young men
of this city offering almost free room
and board for a month as an induce
ment to become patrons. The cause
of the unusual offer is ' the fact that
fullv 160 younc women "with their
parents or chaperons are at the hotel,
and not half a dozen young men worth
while are included In the list
The young women are from the in
terlor cities of the state, from Arizona,
and from Los Angeles. They last night
Issued an ultimatum that unless enough
eligible young men to act as escorts
and companions at swimming. Datning,
tennis', golf, motoring and dancing ap
pear soon, they will leave.
The hotel offered a low rate to a
certain list of nice young men and Is
now awaiting their replies.
WYOMING FASTEST SHIP
Battleship Travels More Than 22
Knots Hourly In Trial.
ROCKLAND, Me, July 19. All speed
records for big-gun battleships were
broken today by the new battleship
Wyoming, sister . ship of the super
rireiidnoiiirht Arkansas, during her
Her speed of 22.045 knots is said by
Naval experts aboard to be the fastest
ever made by any battleship In the
world carrying 12-inch guns.
The Arkansas a month ago made
21.493 knots an hour, a record-breaking
performance at that time.
A strike In the flreroom interfered
somewhat today with the operation of
the Wyoming in the full speed run and
even bettermlght have been made, ac
cording to officials. The firemen struck
for more pay and before the difficulty
was adjusted the steam fell off con
siderably. The Wyoming's average was
21.323 for the five to six-hour speed
run and that of the Arkansas 21.163.
The vessel is 99 per cent completed
and it Is expected will be put In com
mission about the middle of August.
WOMEN HIRED AS SAVING
German Postal Economy Stirs Advo
cates of Equal Pay.
BERLIN. July 19. Women suffra
gists, the Socialists and other advocates
of the equal-pay-for-equal-work doc
trine are much wrought up over a plan
of the Imperial postal department, just
announced, whereby 8600 male employes
are to be replaced by women on the
score of economy. It is estimated that
yearly saving of about 6,000,000
marks, or practically $1,500,000, will
be effected. The salary of some 3600
of the posts to be filled with women
will be 750 marks a year. This makes
$14.83 a month.
POOR TB2NO ON ITS FEET THAT'S TH3 QTJT3STI0N.
Missionaries Tell of
Japanese Cruelties. -
SEYEN ARE DENIED HEARING
Inquisition of Police Cripples
BARREN ISLAND IS PRISON
Eminent Corean Lawyer After He Is
Retained to Defend Prisoners
on Trial Is Arrested and
NEW IORK, July 19. (Special.)
Confirming information published sev
eral days ago, letters have been re
ceived by friends of American mission
aries in Corea, discussing the summary
banishment into exile by Japanese au
thorities of seven native Christians
without the formality of a trial or
hearing. These cases are in addition
to those of 120 Christians now on trial
in Seoul, charged with complicity in
a plot to take the life of the Japanese
Of the men who have been exiled to
one of the most barren of many small
islands which are used as penal colo
nies, the one most recently arrested
probably is the best known. He is an
Pyong Chan, described as the most emi
nent native lawyer in Corea. He had
been retained to defend five of the
prisoners now on trial. His summary
banishment deprived his accused clients
of his services almost on the eve of
their trial under capital charges.
Tortures Inflicted by Police.
Another of the exiles was arrested
several months ago. In the course of
the tortures inflicted upon him during
the police Inquisition to which he was
then subjected the main nerve trunk
of one arm became paralyzed, leaving
his hand useless.- A third member of
the band of unfortunates is one who
had suffered the Japanese "third de
gree" last Spring, and who after two
months' imprisonment had been re
leased as Innocent of complicity in the
plot against Count Teraucbi.
On regaining his freedom he told his
friends In detail just what he had been
made to endure. He was rearrested
and banished. ,
Teacher and Student Exiled.
Of the remaining four exiled Chris
tians, one was one of seven teachers
employed In the Syen Chun Mission
Academy. Another was a student
( Concluded on Page 1'.)
Actress, Booked as Stewardess, Ac
companies Young: Man on Voy
age Half Way Around World.
HONG KONG, July 19. (Special.)
Heotor Fuller, once a war correspond
ent, who has been for weeks trailing
J. Lawrence Mott, III, heir to millions
left by his grandfather, founder of the
Mott Iron Works, of New York, over
took young Mott here today. Fuller
was engaged at high salary as a kind
of guardian for Mott, but Mott gave him
the slip and shipped from New York
as purser on the tramp steamship In
draedo, bound for China, on May 18. On
the same ship there sailed an actress,
wife of a wealthy American. She had
booked as stewardess and Mott as
steward to evade the anti-passenger
The former war correspondent, gave
chase and arrived at several ports in
the Mediterranean, Red Sea and Indian
Ocean only a few hours behind his
quarry. It Is uncertain, however, what
he can do with his man, now that he
has caught him. Mott says he is going
to settle in Japan.
As war correspondent during the
conflict between Russia and Japan, Hec
tor Fuller was the first man to enter
Port Arthur. He broke through the
Japanese lines and was captured and
held by the Russians as a prisoner of
war. Fuller is a' magazine writer and
author of several books, chief of which
is "Roache & Co., Pirates."
DIVORCED WIFE IS LOYAL
When Second Mate Deserts Man In
Trouble First Comes to Aid.
Through the faithfulness of a first
and divorced wife Frank Mclntyre
was released yesterday from the cus
tody of United States Marshal Scott
on $1500 bonds. He was being held
under two indictments, one for an as
sault and the other for introducing
liquor 'on the Slletz reservation.
After his arrest an old wound in
his lungs opened and he was taken to
At this time his second wife started
proceedings for a divorce and aban
doned him to his fate, but his first
wife came to his rescue and proved
to the court that she had a home for
him near Toledo where he could live
out-of-doors and she would care for
him. Bonds were approved without a
very careful scrutiny. KIs physicians
say that he will never be able to ap
pear for trial, -
BANK CLEARINGS SOARING
Portland Leads All Big Cities of
Country In Weekly Gain.
Portland led all Important cities in
the United States in the percentage of
increase in bank clearings for the !
week. The gain was 35.9 per cent over
the clearings for the corresponding
week of last year and the total clear
ngs were $13,499,000.
The gain is assigned partially to the
Elks' reunion, held last week. The
city has been making substantial gains
from week to week all year, however.
The clearings at Seattle were 211,
687,000, with a gain of 31.5 per cent.
Portland's totals exceed those at Se
attle by $1,812,000. The clearances at
Spokane were $4,465,000 and at Tacoma
Substantial gains were made in all
cities on the Pacific Coast.
WILSON STAYS AT HOME
Governor Answers Letters and En
SEAGIRT. N. J., July 19. Governor
Wilson passed a quiet day at his Sum
mer home, most of today having1 been
devoted to his correspondence and to
welcoming: visitors who called to con
gratulate him. Among- the latter was
Augustus Thomas, the playwright. Mr.
Thomas was the Governor's guest at
The Governor said tonight that there
was no political significance to be at
tached to the visit of callers with the
single exception of Chairman Ale
Combs, of the National Committee. He
discussed briefly with. Mr. McCombs,
he said, the work of the campaign com
mittee.. Charles P. Taft. a brother of
the President, passed the Governor's
cottage in an automobile today and
saluted the flag on the rifle range in
front of the cottage but did not stop.
TWO PROMOTIONS OPPOSED
Senators Object in Cases of Generals
Edwards and Wotherspoon.
WASHINGTON, July 19. Opposition
as developed in the Senate to the
confirmation of Clarence R. Edwards
as Brigadier-General and W. W. Woth
erspoon as Major-General in the Army.
It is understood that in the case of
General Edwards, who until recently
was Chief of the Bureau of Insular
Affairs, many Senators believe he has
had too llttla experience in the line
of the Army, while In the case of
Wotherspoon the objection is that his
advancement to a Major-Generalship
would carry him over the heads of sev.
eral other officers.
TRESTLE IS DYNAMITED
Railway Train Narrowly Escapes
LEXINGTON, Ky, July 19. A large
trestle belonging to the Roe's mines,
in Bath County, where 200 miners are
on strike, was blown up lest night. A
railroad tie.' heavily charged with dyna
mite, was discovered early today, just
in time to prevent a train from being
The company has placed additional '
guards about the plant. I
Search for Rosenthal's
CITIZENS ENGAGE DETECTIVES
Ineffectiveness of Patrolmen
at Crime Scene Angers.
DISCLOSURES ARE HINTED
Attorneys for Owners of "Murder
Car" Says If District Attorney
Desires Ho May Tell What
AVill Startle Public.
NEW YORK, July 19. Private de
tectives were brought Into the Rosen
thal murder case today by District At
torney Whitman. They were engaged
by a committee of citizens who shared
the prosecutor's dissatisfaction with
the lack of results achieved by the po
lice in tracing the slayers of the
gambler who was shot after making
charges of police partnership with
In connection with the bringing in
of these outside agencies attention
was called to what were declared la
mentable omissions by the police In
guarding against the escape of Ro
senthal's slayers Monday night and
lack of properly directed activity since.
Rumors of Plot Heard.
It is said the story that Rosenthal
was to be killed was in wide circula
tion in East Side resorts Monday night,
but that If any report of it reached
headquarters no measures were taken
to protect the gambler.
It was commented on that six po
licemen near by did not fire a shot or
blow a whistle to atop the murder
party after the shooting; that the num
ber of the "murder car" was reported
four different ways all erroneous by
as many policemen, while a citizen got
it right: that it was left to the Dis
trict Attorney to uncover most of the
Important evidence so far available;
that men known to have talked over the
prospective assassination of Rosenthal
the day before it occurred either have
not been arrested or were taken and
let go on small ball, or, in the case of
one, held only because the District At
torney insisted upon It.
Auto's Owners Questioned.
The independent course of the Dis
trict Attorney was indicated today
when he summoned Louis Llbbey and
William Shapiro, owners of the auto
mobile used by the murder party, and
heard them make what may be Im
portant disclosures in support of the
theory of connection between the
gamblers and the "police system."
Neither Mr. Whitman nor Assembly
man Levy, counsel for the two men,
would discuss what Libbey and Shapiro
had revealed. Mr. Levy said he and
Mr. Whitman had agreed to give out
no further Information. Not long be
fore, however, the lawyer had had a
two-hour conference with his clients
and made a brief statement regard
"They have told me things that I did
not know of before," he said. "If Mr.
Whitman desires to hear my clients
he will learn of disclosures which will
make the public gasp when they are
Attorney Will Not Talk.
"Do the disclosures lead up to the
Police Departmentf" was asked.
"That is a very dangerous point."
said the attorney, "and I cannot dis
At the questioning of the prisoners
by the District Attorney, no members
of the Police Department were present.
With the party, however, were two
The private detectives hurried away
after the conference and Mr. Whitman
said he was going out of town on an
"The case is progressing very satis
factorily," was all he said. From the
police Ride of the Investigation there
wero few important developments to
"Gun Mam" Disappears.
Nothing- has been seen of "Big Jack"
Seeling, the notorious "gun man" whom
the police were said to bo anxious to
question regarding a rumor tney nau
"Ja:k" Rose, gambler and the man
who hired the "murder car," had awKeu
of him on the night of the crime.
Seeling is known as the right hand
man of Sam Paul, an Kast bioe gans
leader. The reward said to have been
offered him was freedom from a charge
of carrying a concealed weapon. 1 aui
was at police headquarters today. He
declined to make any statement.
It was talk today in quarters un
usually well informed regarding "un
derworld" affairs that the price paid
for killing Rosenthal had ben learned
by the police. The identity of'at least
two of the five men who' were in the
murder party is known in these quar
ters, it was added, and they are said
to have been seen on East Side street?
several times since Monday nlgbt.
Becker's Command Reduced.
Police Lieutenant Charles Becker, the
man acused by Rosenthal In his first
revelation of alleged partnership be
tween gamblers and police had the
greater part of the "strong arm" squad
which he has commanded, taken away
from him today. Commissioner waiao
(Concluded on Face 2.)
(Concludad on Paft 2.)