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VOL. XXXI. XO. 16.151. ' "
FREE TRADE I55UE
TO BE CLEAN-CUT
Taft Leaders See T. R.
WILSON IS ONLY CONSIDERED
Mulvane Says Fight Is Repub
licans vs. Democrats.
RE-ELECTION IS EXPECTED
Claims or Roosevelt IYrces In In
diana Said to Be False, as Only
Seren of Committee Resign.
Nelson's Stand Significant.
CHICAGO. Aug. 29. (Special.) "It
is moro and more certain that the cam
paign is to be a straight out-and-out
fight between Republicans and Demo
crats. The contest for the Presidency
lies, only between Taft and Wilson."
This was the view voiced by David
W. Mulvane. director of the Taft head
quarters, tonight, after receiving dur
ing the day visitors from a number of
different states. Mr. Mulvane declared
that all his callers had told of an ap
preciable change of sentiment every
where in favor of President Taft and
an equally" noticeable waning of en
thusiasm for Roosevelt.
' rieaa-C'nt F1bt Ponnlble.
"With the Roosevelt movement dying
out and the issue narrowing down to
American labor and American indus
tries as against the Democratic free
trade policy, which means distress and
destruction to business," said Mr, Mul
vane, "we can make a clean-cut fight
which will result in the triumphant
election of President Taft.
Among Mr. Mulvane's callers was T.
P. Branch, candidate for Speaker of
the Indiana House of Representatives,
who came to procure literature for
' Indiana voters and to arrange for an
extensive speaking campaign in that
"It has been said that Indiana is a
hotbed of Rooseveltlsm." said Mr.
Branch. "The fact Is that of 2 Repub
lican county chairmen in the state only
nine have resigned and their places
were immediately filled by loyal Re
publicans, anxious and willing to work
for President Taft.
Newspaper Deaert Rooaevelt.
"We have also made a canvass cf
more than 100 state Republican papers
and we find only three or four still
clinging to Roosevelt. From claims
made by the "Bull Moose' anyone would
think that , they had captured Indiana
from one end to the other. They have
not done anything of the kind. It is
part of their game to claim everything,
when they know that they have not a
leg to stand upon."
James F. Clarke, of Hastings, Neb.,
was another who visited Taft head
quarters. Mr. Clarke asserted that the
farmers in his state are turning to
Maay Democrats for Taft.
"The solid and substantial element
of Nebraska is for Taft," said Mr.
Clarke. "I know of many Democrats
who will vote for the President, be
cause they want a continuance of pres
ent business conditions." v
F. W. Meyers, who has been travel
ing through Minnesota, reported that
Taft prospects In that state were be
coming more favorable.
"Republican conditions in Minnesota
are much better than have been re
ported," said Mr. Meyers. "Senator
Knute Nelson's stand for the Presi
dent has had a marked effect in that
state. He is a sturdy, level-headed
Norwegian with an Immense, personal
following of people who believe in him
Implicitly. He is the real Repub
lican leader in the state, not Senator
Clapp. and the fact that he Is for Pres
ident Taft Is a high asset for the Re
BRITISH SECTION INVADED
Chinese -Marauders Seize Customs
Station Near .Hongkong.
HONGKONG. Aug. 29. British terri
tory was invaded last night by a party
of heavily armed Chinese marauders.
. Sixty of these desperadoes attacked
and seized the customs station at Le
Fun. across what is called the "new
territory," belonging to the Britlnh
colony. They captured, bound and
gagged two Europeans and some Chi
nese and then carried off a stock of
rifles and a small sum of money from
the collector's office.
Afterward the marauders raided the
Chinese town nf Samchun, known as
the resort of many outlawed criminals.
TOMBS PRISONERS FOILED
Accidental Falling of Saw Leads to
Discover j of Plot.
NEW YORK. Aug. 29. A Jail deliv
ery from the Tombs prison, where Po
lice Lieutenant Charles Becker Is
awaiting trial on a charge of murder
ing Herman Rosenthal, has been frus
trated by the accidental falling of a
steel saw on the floor of a cell.
A guard, investigating the noise,
found eight finely tempered saws and j
a bottle of muriatic acid. The saws
were distributed In two cells occupied
by four prisoners, some distance from
Becker's cell. j
.. mpTf ivn nttv.nms FRTHAY. AUGUST 30, 1912. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
"WEE" COYLE, HERO
OF GRIDIRON, WEDS
HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART IS
BRIDE CERE.MOXV SECRET.
Seattle Football Star Fears Publicity
and, Quietly Married, Slips
Away on Honeymoon. ,
SEATTLE, Wash.. Aug. 29. (Spe
cial) William Jennings Coyle, better
known as "Wee" Coyle. hero of many
a football struggle, all Northwest quar
terback and captain of . last year's
varsity eleven, this afternoon went
down in a glorious Waterloo his first
after an unequal duel with the little
god Cupid: and as a result tomorrow
morning will be quietly slipping up
Hood Canal In a canoe on a honey
moon with his bride, heretofore Miss
The marriage ceremony was unknown
to any of the thousand friends pos
sessed by the bride and bridegroom.
Immediately after the ceremony the
contracting parties "made their get
away" and their exact whereabouts
will not be known until they return
to Seattle from their honeymoon.
While it has been known for some
time, especially during the last year
of the bride and bridegroom at col
lege, that "Wee" was a frequent
visitor at the Alpha . Delta sororiety
house, where Miss Dalby was anmaieu.
it was understood that tne wmqwb
.ia nn take nlace for some time.
Dread of the embarrassment and pub
licity of a big wedding, nowevcr, .
in have it all over
with before any one discovered their
f,i .,.. TL-orllncr came as a culmina
tion to a romance extending back into
the days when "Wee" was an unuer-
-)..,. -Rrnadwav High School
and he and Minnie were schoolmates.
It continued when botn enierea me
State University, where both graduated
In the same class, naroiy more
two months ago.
-ti-" rvivie. is orobabiy tne Desi-
!,-,,., oniir athlete in the North-
ii mod the University of Wash
ington team in his freshman year, play
ing a sensational game it' quaner-
t, it ih. Moe of his Junior year
he was selected to captain the 1911
team. In each of tne iour years iie
was on the team Washington won the
Miss Dalby is a sister or tuavm j.
Dalby, a well-known Seattle news
GOVERNOR'S SON TO MARRY
Raymond Hay, of Washington,
Chooses Prominent Idaho Girl.
spnifAKK. Wash.. Aug. 29. (Spe
cial.) Announcement was made today
of the engagement of Miss Zelma
Stookey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.
E. Stookey. of Lewlslon. laano, ana
Raymond Hay. son of Governor ana
Mrs. M. E. Hay.
The Dromlnence of the two families
makes the alliance of wide Interest.
Mint Ktnnkev's family has resided In
the Idaho city a number of years, and
her father last election was a candi
date for Governor.
Mr Hv has been engaged in the
banking business at Lewiston since
rrarinatlnir from Shattuck Military
Academy at Faribault, Minn., two
years ago. The wedding will occur
in October at Lewlston and will be at
tended by the Washington Governor
and his family.
BOATS START LONG RACE
Course to Be Covered From Victoria,
B. C, to Australia.
VANCOUVER, ' B. C, Aug. 29. Ar
rangements for a race from Cape Flat
tery to Australia between a fore-and-after
and a barkentlne, each loaded
with lumber from British Columbia
mills, were completed early this week,
and the vessels got away yesterday
on their long voyage. The vessels are
the schooner Polaris, which was towed
to sea yesterday morning, and the
barkentlne, James Johnson, which was
towed out a few hours afterward.
Before leaving Victoria, from' which
port they cleared, the masters of both
vessels met and arranged for the con
test. The loser in the race will have
to provide the price of one of the best
dinners that can be obtained in either
Brisbane or Sydney, and also hand over
Shipping men. both here and on Pu
get Sound, will watch the result of the
race with Intense Interest, as the out
come will show whether a schooner or
a barkentlne is the best for speed.
ENGLISH FLOODS ABATING
Thousands Keep Night Vigil, How
ver, as Danger Threatens.
NORWICH. England. Aug. 29. A con
siderable abatement ot the nooas ae
vastattng this district occurred today,
but an enormous volume of water still
threatens the eastern side of the town.
The earth banks and hedges holding
the floods back, however, may. give
way at any moment, and the water
thus released may sweep everything
As a consequence of this imminent
danger, many thousands of the lnhabl
tants of Norwich and the neighboring
villages refused to go to bed last night.
and kept a constant vigil.
Further rainfall Is reported from
Peterborough, which already suffered
greatly, and another dam has burst
near Wood Walton, throwing hundreds
of acres under water. -
WRECK IN ENGLAND FATAL
Two Killed, 4 0 Seriously Injured in
Train Collision at Vauxhall.
' " LONDON. Aug.' 29. Two lives were
lost and 40 persons were seriously In
jured in a collision between a crowded
business men's train and another light
passenger train, today, at auhall sta
tiom on the Southwestern Railway.
The force of the Impact was so
great that several of the cars were
BRADY IS SLATED
TO HEAD CONGRESS
Idabcrrns in Trans
FARM PROTECTION DEMANDED
Equality With ' Manufactured
Products Is Requested.
WICHITA GETS MEETING
Losing Fight Made for Indorsement
of Exclusion of Railways From
Coastwise TrafficCoast Ex
positions in Favor.
SALT LAKE CITT, Utah, Aug. 29.
James II. Brady, ex-Governor of Idaho,
for the next president and Wichita,
Kan., for the next njeetlng place of the
Trans-Mississippi Commercial Con
gress, were practically decided upon
by the directors today, although the
official announcement of the decision
on these nominations will not be made
until tomorrow. Jared Sanders, of
Louisiana, withdrew from the contest.
The association went on record to
day as advocating an appropriation of
$5,000,000 in aid of the Panama-Pacific
Exposition at San Francisco and $1,000,
000 to assist the San Diego Exposition
In 1915. 1 '
National Scope Insisted Upon.
This was done without the votes of
the California delegates, who adhered
strictly to the pledge that no financial
help should be asked from the United
States Government. The other dele
gates respected their scruples, but in
sisted that the expositions, being inter
national In their scope, should have the
support of all the people of the United
Colonel Ike Pryor's demand that the
tariff n farm and ranch products be
made commensurate with duties on
manufactured products received the
approval of the congress, as did the
other Taxas resolution that the United
States Government should continue the
Improvement of harbors and .inter
coastal waterways in -Texas.
In the afternoon a telegram from an
Iowa member was received protesting
against the "closing of postofflces on
Sunday, as provided by the new postal
law. Resolutions for the employment
of convicts on public roads and an
other' for a "blue sky" law, like that
of Kansas, in all the Western states
"Opportunity" to Be Conserved.
Speakers of the afternoon were J. E.
Callbreath, secretary of the American
Mining Congress, and P. E. Quinn, Im
migration Commissioner 'of the Austra
Callbreath protested against the pol-
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BOY TRADES 2 PIGS
FOR YOUNG BEAR
DEAL. AT FIRST COXDEMXED
Parents Censure' Youth Until He
Sells Cub to Autoists for 'Five
COTTAGE GROVE, Or., Aug. 29.
tSpeclal.) Trading two pigs for a bear
and selling the bear three days later
for $100, is the profitable business deal
recently transacted by Clarence Anlauf,
son of Robert Anlauf.
A few days ago a hunter was pass
ing the Anlauf place with a cub he
had captured. Noticing that the An
lauf boy was interested in bruin junior
he struck up a deal to make an ex
change for a couple, of porkers worth
$7 or $8. '
The boy's parents and friends
thought he had made a poor deal, but
when three days later ' an . automo
bile party came along and left five
crisp $20 yellowbacks, as the purchase
price of the cub, the young man's busi
ness sagacity : was commended instead
of condemned.. -'..
HUDSON BAY IS GRILLED
Extradition of Man Wanted by Cana
dian Company Denied.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29. (Special.)
The famous Hudson Bay Company
lost today in its effort to obtain the
extradition of Arthur Gernard Fletcher
on the ground that Fletcher had pro
cured credit from the company under
false pretenses. United States Com
missioner Van Dyke made an order
discharging Fletcher from custody.
The Commissioner took occasion to
grill Manager McLean, of the Hudson
Bay Company, who, the Commissioner
charged, allowed Fletcher to remain
In Vancouver two months after the
commission of the act complained of
without making any effort to appre
hend him and even offered to back him
In a future mercantile venture.
Fletcher was for two years In busi
ness in Vancouver.
PAROLED CONVICT DROWNS
Forger Perishes In Alaska In Effort
to Begin Life Anew.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 29. Fred
erick Christie, a paroled convict from
the San Quentin penitentiary, was
drowned off the bleak coast of Alaska,
near Dora harbor, Bristol bay, last
June. News of his death was brought
to this city today by the fishing
schooner John D. Spreckels. Christie
was alone in a dory when the boat
Christie was pardoned by Governor
Johnson last March after serving seven
years for forgery. With-theonaent
ot the parole officer he went to Alaska
to begin life anew. .
KAISER RIDES IN PARK
Recovery of German Ruler -ow Ap
pears to Be Complete.
CASSEL. Hesse-Nassau, Aug. 29.
Emperor William has apparently com
pletely recovered from his recent in
disposition. His majesty went out this
morning for 'a long horseback ride in
the park of Wilhelmshohe castle.
He was accompanied by the Empress,
who also has been in unsatisfactory
health. Both Emperor and Empress
appeared in lively spirits.-
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Urnnr.M.i stHO DO&sN
CANAL ISSUE WILL
HOT BE ARBITRATED
Administration Plan Is
TWO TREATIES ARE INYOLYED
Unbiased Judges Declared Im
possible to Find.
OTHER ARGUMENTS MADE
Discrimination Against British In
terests May Be Denied Senate
Can Refuse to Accept
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29. Although
the State Department will authorize no
statement to that effect, it is under
stood 'the Administration will decline
to permit the question of the right of
the United States to relieve its own
shipping from tolls in the Panama
Canal to go to arbitration. This posi
tion of the Government, it is said, may
not be developed fully for some time.
While the British protest, delivered
yesterday, clearly intimated a purpose
to demand an arbitral decision in the
event that a more careful study of the
Panama Canal toll act brought out the
impression that it is in violation of
the Hay-Pauncefote treaty. If the
usual course in diplomatic exchange is
followed, many arguments and counter
arguments must be submitted on both
sides before the resources of diplomacy
would be exhausted, thus warranting
a demand for arbitration.
Two Treaties Involved.
The British foundation for such a
demand rests upon the broad basis of
two special treaties between America
and Great Britain in addition to the
great general convention creating the
tribunal of The Hague and binding all
unities thereto to adjust their disputes
by recourse to its, methods. . The first
of these treaties. the Hay-Paunce-fote
treaty, in its third article de
clares that there shall be no discrim
ination -against -any ..of in- nations
obeying the rules of the canal, and in
Its fourth article asserts that no
change of territorial sovereignty shall
affect the obligation of America and
Great Britain under the treaty.
The second special treaty, made four
years ago, binds each country to sub
mit to The Hague any difference that
may arise relating to the interpreta
tion of treaties, provided they "do not
affect the vital Interests, the Inde
pendence or the honor" of the parties.
On Its face, a British demand for ar
bitration on such a basis is generally
regarded to be sound and beyond dis
cussion. . From the American viewpoint there
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HS OAV4 TC.
MEDF0RD TO BUILD
ITS OWN RAILROAD
TIRED OF rXCERTATXTY, H03IE
CAPITAL- IS ENLISTED.
Bankers and Merchants Subscribe
Funds to Connect With Crescent
City, Giving Access to Coast.
MEDFOED, Or., Aug. 29. (Special.)
Medford is to have a railroad to the
Coast. Tired of promises by railroad
companies and outsiders, prominent
Medford business men have decided to
do the job themselves. Papers were
filed yesterday for 'the Incorporation
of the Medford & Crescent Clay Rail
way Company, and the preliminary
capitalization has been placed at $50,-
The railroad will extend from Med
ford down the Applegate, touching at
Kerby and Waldo through Smith River
to Crescent City. The incorporators
are all well-known Medford business
men and capitalists, including W. H,
Gore, president of the Medford Na
tional Bank; W. I. Vawter, president of
the Jackson County Bank; Lincoln Mc-
Cormack, a Medford attorney; E. C,
Burgess, Jr., rancher and capitalist, and
Stewart Patterson, a wealthy business
man, formerly of Chicago.
The incorporators are conservative
business men and have little to say
about their venture except that they
intend to build a road to the Coast and
will not discontinue operations until
the work is done.
That such a road will be of incal
culable benefit to Medford and the
Rogue River Valley cannot be gain
said. It will open up a virgin mineral
and timber region, will tap the fertile
but undeveloped Applegate Valley, and
will bring a great reduction in freight
rates. With the construction of the
Panama Canal, tl will mean that fruit
and produce can be shipped by water
to Atlantic Coast ports, and incidentally
a delightful Summer resort will be
within easy dlstanec of this city.
WEISER TO HARVEST FRUIT
Prune Crop Double Any Former Rec
ord Apples Go to London.
WEISER, Idaho, August 29. (Spe
cial.) Bright and early Monday morn
ing a small army of workers will In
vade prune orchards of the Weiser
Valley, and for 15 days will labor in
harvesting this year's big prune crop,
which will exceed any previous season's
production by nearly 100 per cent. In
the Weiser River Fruit Association's
packing-house 105 men and women will
be employed. Seventy-five of these
will be professional packers. In the
orchards Immediately surrounding
Weiser, 100 more will be employed.
The Weiser mver Association will
ship 53.000 cases of prttnee this season,
and, with other shipments, the total
will exceed 50,000. Through the North
western Fruit Exchange of Portland,
the local association has Just sold 14
cars of prunes at. 60 cents a crate,
f. o. b. Weiser.
The association shipped its first car
of apples this week. They were Golden
Pippins consigned to London, Eng
land. After 15 days In the prune
orchards the employes will be put to
work on the apple harvest, which will
run for 60 days. During that time it
is expected to ship more than 200 cars
of apples from Weiser.
WOMAN KILLED IN STORM
Outdoor Sleeper Hit in Head by
Limb of Tree at Vale.
VALE, Or., Aug.' 29. (Special.)
Mrs. J. D. Cooper, of Vale, was in
stantly killed Tuesday niglit about 9
o'clock at her home a few miles west
of Vale, when she was struck in the
temple by a huge limb blown from a
tree under which she was standing.
The family had been accustomed to
sleeping out of doors under the trees
and as they were retiring Monday
evening a storm came up, which forced
them to seek shelter in the house.
Mrs. Cooper had picked up one of
the small children and started for the
house when the accident occurred.
Mrs. Cooper is survived by a hus
band and five children, the youngest
of whom Is but a few months old.
The Coopers are old residents In the
KING BUYS YANKEE FRUIT
George or England Orders "Buster
Brown" Wenatchec Apples.
WENATCHEE, Wash., Aug. 30.
(Special.) King George of England is
the latest bidder for Wenatchee Valley
apples of this year's crop, according to
advices received from a local agent in
London today. King George has placed
orders, it Is said, for a . considerable
quantity of Buster Brown variety, the
new commercial trade marked brand of
select Wenatchee apples. ,
The British Isles will use more Wen
atchee apples than ever before this
season, according to word from rep
resentatives in London and Liverpool.
That Northwest apples are being pre
ferred to all others is the word sent
across from London to Wenatchee.
QUEUE IS CUJ0FF PU Yl
Chinese Pleased Because Deposed
Baby Emperor Loses Pigtail.
vrw YORK. Aug. 29. The Young
China Association is overjoyed at the
report just received from Fekin mat
the Imperial clan has cut the queue
from the head of Pu Ti. the deposed
hau Pmnpror of China. Members of
the association here think that this is
l..e most hopeful sign ot tne submis
sion of the Manchus to popular rule.
The receipt or tne news set tne
members of the Young China Associa
.1 .iMFuhlnv thrntifrh riMnntnwn for
those who might still be wearing the
queue ana causing mem mtu uaiuri
shops. In an appeal to the press, the
association begged the cartoonists to
hereafter omit the queue In caricatures
ot the Chinese.
WEST NAMES fill
FOR CAMERON'S JOB
Ousted Official to Op
pose H. M. Esterly.
FIRE IS TURNED ON SHERIFF
Tom Word Appointed "Special
Agent" by Governor.
OFFICERS ORDERED TO AID
Letters From State Executive to
Steven) and Siover Define Xu
ties Grand Jury Takes Vp
District Attorney Probe.
DEVELOPMENTS IV GOVERNOR'S
H. M. Esterly. a Portland attorney,
appointed District Attorney, to suc
ceed Georjce J. Cameron.
Letter dlreeted to Sheriff Stevens,
telling him what ht duties are as
Letters directing Sheriff and Chief
of Police to acalet "Special Agent"
Tom Word In crusade.
Announcement by District Attor
ney Cameron that he will fight for
hla position by starting quo warranto
Grand Jury takes up investigation
of affairs of District Attorney's of
fice. Presiding Judge Morrow announces
he will be bound by Governor's ap
pointment until that action Is ques
Tom V.ord will advise Governor
today on whether he will accept com
mission of "special agent" or not.
After appointing If. M. Kstrrly as
District Attorney to take the place of
George J. Cameron and seeing to it
personally that the- new prosecutor
received proper recognition from the
Circuit Court, Governor . West yester
day turned his vice crusade guns from
the District Attorney's office to the)
Sheriff's office, directing a letter to
Sheriff" Stevens In which his duties as
Sheriff are set forth.
The letter is labeled. "Letter No. 1."
Another letter was directed to the Sher
iff and to the Chief of Police request
ing both officials to give whatever
assistance might be needed to Tom
Word, who has been appointed "spe
Lair's Phases Investigated.
The appointment of Attorney listerly
as District Attorney, was made about
noon yesterday, after the Governor and
Mr.' Ksterly had looked into the situa
tion from a legal standpoint. A few
minutes after Mr. Esterly accepted the
position, the Governor dictated a let
ter to Circuit Judge Morrow and an
other to the grand Jury, in which the
fact that the appointment had been
made was set forth.
The first appearance of the prose
cutor was at 2 o'clock, when the Gov
ernor and Mr. Esterly walked Into the
private office of Judge Morrow and
gave the Judge the letter announcing
the appointment. Later the two went
to the grand Jury room, where Mr.
Esterly was admitted on the Gov
ernor's letter. Convinced that the new
prosecutor was going to get the rec
ognition of the courts and the grand
Jury, the Governor went to his private
office in the Gerllnger building and
dictated the letters to the Sheriff and
Chief of Police.
F.Merlj'o Appointment Announced.
The letter appointing Mr. Ksterly
as District Attorney reads: "I have
been informed by Mr. VT. H. Evan,
designated by me as District Attorney
in and for the Fourth Judicial Dis
trict, to fill the vacancy caused by the
removal of George J. Cameron, that It
will be impossible for him to accept
the appointment. In view of this In
formation, therefore. I have today ap
pointed II. M. Esterly, of Portland, as
District Attorney In and for the Fourth
Judicial District to succeed Mr. Cam
eron and to fulfill the duties of that
office until such time as his successor
may be elected and qualified. 1 have
made this appointment pursuant to the
authority vested in me by Section 1720,
Chapter 18, Lord's Oregon Laws."
District Attorney Cameron is still
holding onto his office on the belief
that the action of the Governor is not
legal. This morning he will take his
first action by bringing quo warranto
proceedings In the Circuit Court.
Two Courts) t an Decide.
Such a hearing as will be held will
bring out the legal phases of the situ
ation and It Is believed a decision can
be secured within a short time, much
depending upon what court hears the
case. Under the statute It is possible
for the case to bo decided by the Su
preme Court or by the Circuit Court,
either having Jurisdiction.
There seems no doubt hut that Pre
siding Judge Morrow will recognize
Mr. Esterly as District Attorney.
Judging from proceedings yesterday.
Judge Morrow said that the state law
under which Governor West has or
dered the District Attorney removed
gives the Governor that authority on
Its face. This leaves nothing for the
Circuit Judge to do but to recognize
the action of the Governor as legal
until the action is questioned. It is
said. When It is questioned the legal
phase of the situation will be de
cided. "I am not saving that I will or will
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