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PORTLAND. OREGON. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 4, 1912.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. LII "0. 16,135.
TOT BUYS MONGREL
. DOG WITH SAVINGS
ROBBER'S BAIL IS
FIXED AT -$25,000
LiOUXSBERRY TO PLEAD CX
SOUXDXESS OF. MIXD.
SWEPT BY FLIES
HVSBAXD HAS HALLUCIXATIOX
SHE IXTEXDS SUICIDE.
DOOMED TO DIE IX HOUR PIP
FINDS TRUE FRIEXD.
NUN ENDS AND BEG
CROWDS SEE FAIR
Plurality of Votes.
LEGISLATURE MAY DECIDE
Neither Party Has Majority Re-
quired by State Law.
RETURNS COMING SLOWLY
Election of Republican Legislature
Insures Governor or That Party.
Colonel's Proportion of To
tal About One-Fourth.
MONTPELIER. Vt, Sept. 3. (Spe
cial.) With returns from more than
halt the state at hand at midnight, the
election for Governor Is certain to be
thrown Into the Legislature. The
Roosevelt Progressive party suceceded
In making inroads upon the Republican
majority, but it polls only about a
quarter of the vote of the state.
There are 246 election districts in the
state. Returns from 173 districts give
Fletcher. Republican, 18.760; Howe,
Democrat, 14,170; Metzger, Roosevelt
Progressive. 11,741. At the last elec
tion these same districts give the Re
publicans 23,448( the Democrats 10,692.
Indications from these figures at
midnight are roughly that today's vote
wll ltotal: Republicans, 26,236; Demo
crats, 19,838; Roosevelt Progressives,
Combined Opposition Has Majority.
A majority of the two parties com
bined against the Republicans would
be E280. Same 173 districts so far
heard from give Republicans 98 in the
Legislature, Democrats 36, Progres
As the matter stands tonight no
candidate for the office of Governor
of the state has a sufficient number of
votes to Insure his election. .'However,
the Indications are that the Legisla
ture will be strongly enough eRpubll
can to Insure the election by that body
of Fletcher to the office of Governor.
Early in the night some of the
Roosevelt men were rash enough to
announce that Metzger had been
elected Governor. However, they later
tempered their statement and said that
their candidates had made a "most
Democrats feel somewhat elated, too,
for they show an increased vote,
though hot enough to elect their can
didate. The result will not be definitely
known until well Into the morning, for
returns are being received very slowly.
The day was rainy and anything but
conducive to a full vote. However, the
rock-ribbed party voters went to the
polls in all manner of conveyances.
. The Prohibition and Socialist vote
aid not vary materially from former
Many Republican leaders asserted
that the threatening weather contrib
uted to the falling off in the party vote.
These men stated that the recorded
vote of Vermont was close to 120,000,
and that had weather conditions been
fair the party would have rolled up
more than 40,000 for Fletcher.
The members of Congress elected
were: First District, Frank L. Greene,
of St. Albans (Rep.); Second District,
Frank Plumley. of Northfleld (Rep.).
STRANGE FOSSILS SOUGHT
'LaBre Tar Beds to Be Explored for
Animals of Pliocene Age.
' LOS ANGELES, Cal., Sept. 3. A thor
ough excavation of the famous LaBrea
tar beds, near Los Angeles, in a sys
tematlc search for the skeletons of
birds and animals of the pliocene age,
; will be begun here soon, according to
" Professor Reginald C. Stoner. a grad
uate of the University of California.
Professor Stoner arrived in Los Ange
"There are few places discovered in
mv portion of the globe that have
I nroduced such perfect specimens of
'fossil organism as LaBrea tar beds,"
said Professor Stoner. "They may pos-
. sibly reveal new features in the science
of paleontology and give us even more
5 wonderful animals than the saber-
: tooth tiger and the mighty sloth, re
mains of which have been taken from
LaBrea with little effort."
T. R. MEN CLAIM VICTORY
. Iteturns From California Primary
: Meager at Late Hour.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 3. The
Hoosevelt Progressives claim victory
in today's state primary election. If
their hopes, which are based upon mea
ger returns, available late tonight, are
fulfilled, Governor Johnson's political
allies and supporters will have won In
' their struggle with the Taft faction for
the control of the state party machin
ery, the ultimate nomination of 13 Pres
idential electors pledged to Roosevelt
"will b assured, and the Taft support-
ers will be compelled to land their elec
toral college candidates on the Novem
ber ballot by special petition.
Los Angeles and San Francisco re
turns form the basis of the claims of
be Progressive leaders.
First Auction Sale of-Impounded
Canines at Oregon City Hit
With Chief or Police.
OREGON CITY, Or.. Sept. 3. (Spe
cial.) Chief of 'Police Shaw today
turned auctioneer for about an hour
and disposed of five dogs that had been
impounded. This had been set as the
day of doom for the animals and the
Chief, realizing that four were finely
bred, decided to make one more effort
to sell them. He had informed many
of his friends that the dogs would be
killed today and begged that the ca
nines be saved, but all declared they
had as many dogs as they could care
for at present.
Finally Shaw decided that the nov
elty of an auction might bring buyers
and published in a newspaper that he
would hold an auction sale of vagrant
dogs at the pound beginning at 9
o'clock. There was a large crowd
present when the Chief arrived and
mounted a block. He had little trou
ble in disposing of a black shepherd,
two fox terriers and an Alaskan Spitz,
but when he offered a mongrel there
were no bidders. The Chief appealed
to the sympathy of the crowd:
"This poor dog must soon be exe
cuted." declared Shaw. "The hour is
approaching. It is almost 10 o'clock.
when the executioner will get in his
work. Someone should take pity on
the animal. How much am I offered?
Once. Think, the poor thing -will soon
be killed. Twice."
A man in the crowd bid 50 eents. A
woman raised the price to 81, and be
fore the fatal "three times' was said
the dog had been "knocked down" to
a little girl (who said she would have
to go home and open her savings bank
before she could pay) for more money
than all the other fbgs together
brought. The Chief, however, let her
have the animal for only what it had
cost to keep it two days in the pound
and the license fee of 81.
"I'll bet that dog will be well cared
for," said the Chief. "And, by the
way, I am glad I have found a way to
dispose of vagrant dogs without kill
SIGHT COMES AT SHRINE
Blind "Woman Kneeling Before Pic
ture of Saint Anne Sees Again.
MONTREAL. Sept 3. (Special.)
How, after 16 years of almost total
blindness, her sister. Miss Loretta Mc-
Mahon, of Thorold, Ont., was com
pletely cured while on a pilgrimage to
the sacred shrine of St. Anne de
Beaupre, was told today by Mrs. J.
"My sister," Mrs. Flannery says,
made -only one visit to the oratory.
That was last Monday. On Tuesday
she decided to go to St. Anne de
Beaupre. It was on Thursday morn
ing, I understand, that her cure was
effected. According to my sister's own
story she was kneeling before a blessed
picture of Saint Anne and fervently
praying, when suddenly her vision
cleared and she could distinguish not
only the picture in its entirety, but
the faces of those around her.
'Rejoicing, she rose to her feet
and found that she could see as well
as anyone in the church."
JEREMIAH R. REAM DEAD
Albany Octogenarian Prominent for
Years in Business of Town.
ALBANY. Or.. Sept. 3. (Speclal.)-
Jeremiah R. Ream, a resident of Al
bany for the past 32 years, and promt
nent for many years In the business
life of both Albany and Eugene, died
at his home here last night at the age
of 80 years. He was born in Ohio in
1832 and remained there until 20 years
old and then Joined the rush for gold
to California. After residing in Sac
ramento for some time? he moved to
Eugene and was engaged in the furni
ture and undertaking business there
until 1890, when he came to Albany.
In this city he opened a grocery
store, which has been conducted by
his wife since ill health forced his re
tirement from work a few years ago.
Mr. Ream is survived by his widow, of
this city, and a brother and sister re
siding in Ohio.
VANCOUVER HAS T0NG WAR
300 Chinamen In Canadian City
Battle "With Clubs and Stones.
VANCOUVER. B. C. Sept 3. Follow
ing reports of a battle In China, rep
resentatives of the two factions in Van
couver began a riot in Market Lane to
night. All day the Orientals hovered
about the bulletin boards, growing
more excited toward evening and final
ly some 300 Chinamen mingled In bat
tle, using clubs and stones with dis
Heads were broken right and left,
and the windows of Chinatown were
Although many were struck uncon
scious, they were spirited away before
the arrival of the police by members
of their own tongs. No revolvers were
drawn, and it is thought none was
PIONEER TAVERN IS CLOSED
License Renewal Refused "VVallulu
Bar, Open Since Early Days.
WALLA WALLA. Wash, Sept 3.
(Special.) After a heated session, last
ing all day. the County Commissioners
this evening refused to renew the sa
loon license of Sam Ash ' at Wallula,
thus "closing" temporarily, at least, a
town which has been open since the
early days. A disturbance In the neigh
borhood last Winter, charged to the
selling of liquor In the saloon, led to
the agitation against the renewal.
Bold Dash for Liberty
GUARDS SHOOT GNE PRISONER
Three Scale Walls at Jackson,
TROOPS RUSHED TO SCENE
Firemen Turn Hose on Clamorous
Convicts Who Are Cowed Into
Submission but Worse Out
. . break Is Yet Feared.
JACKSON, Mich., Sept 3. One con
vict was shot down by guards, three
others are said to have climbed over
the walls, and every available man is
being pressed into service to put down
riots which broke out today in the
Jackson prison. The rioting prisoners,
overcoming all restraint, entered the
"bull pens" today and liberated about
75 fellow prisoners.
An hour later the prison authorities
had the convicts apparently cowed by
the presence of Jackson militia com
panies and firemen and special officers
who hurried to the scene Immediately
after the outbreak. Much property was
One fleeing convict, falling to halt
when ordered, was shot down by a
guard. The prisoner was running
across the yard when told to stop and,
refusing, he was dropped with a bullet
from the gun In the hands of a special
Worse Riots Feared.
Prison officials fear that the worst
has not yet come, and in addition to
the two local companies of militia,
numbering about 160 men, the Lansing
company of the National Guard was
asked for. Every citizen who can be
induced to act as a special guard Is
being armed and rushed to the prison,
The supply of firearms at the prison
has been exhausted and heavy inroads
are being mace on the supply in the
various hardware stores of the city.
A number of newspaper correspond
ents are said to have been sworn in
as deputies and are unable to send re
ports to their papers, every man being
placed under oath to remain silent re
garding conditions inside the walls.
It was said later that the militia had
cowed the rebellious convicts, who were
all safely locked up. The fleeing con
vict who was shot by a guard is said
not to have been seriously injured.
Governor to Take Charge.
Governor Osborn is expetced here to
take charge of the situation.
About 75 convicts were in the bull
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Wife's Request for Permlsion to Visit
- Husband in Jail Is Refused at
TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 3. (Special.)
Wells Lounsberry, the robber who held
up six mail clerks on. a Union Pacific
train between Kansas City and Topeka
the morning of August 22", is In jail
here tonight under $25,000 bonds, await
ing action by the Federal grand Jury
at Leavenworth October 1, and' his
wife and two children, Phillip and
George, are on their way back to Med
ford. Or. . .
Lounsberry was arraigned today be
fore United States Commissioner Camp
bell. He was " taken to the Federal
building from the hospital, where he
has been since the robbery, and waived
his preliminary hearing. He was un
able to secure bondsmen. His wife
pleaded to be allowed to see him again
before leaving tonight for her home,
but this was refused. Lounsberry him
self had asked that she be not allowed
to call on him at the jalL
"I have nothing to say for myself,"
he declared, "but there is one thing I
wish you would do for me. My wife is
coming down here to see me and I
wish you would. have my attorney or
father stop her. She is not in condi
tion to stand the shock It would give
hec to see me in this place."
C. A. Lounsberry, the prisoner's fath
er, is still in the city and will remain
for an indefinite time., It is practically
determined that a plea of unsound mind
will be made at the trial.
BUSSES BUSY AT ALBANY
Old Vehicles Used When Electric
Cars Fail to Run.
ALBANY. Or., Sept. 3. (Special.)'
Oldtime hotel busses, which have not
been used here for many years, are
now doing service in Albany.
r Owing to an accident Sunday, when,
through the crossing of power wires,
the machine in the electric light plant
which supplies power for the Albany
streetcar system was burned out, Al
bany is now without streetcar trans
portation and the old busses have been
called Into use to convey people from
the various hotels to the Oregon Elec
tric and Southern Pacific depots.
WASHINGTON LAW UPHELD
Courts May Decree . Operations on
Certain Class of Criminals.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 3. The Su
preme Court today held constitutional
the law which authorizes a judge to
sentence men convicted of crimes
against girls under 10 years of age
and persons adjudged to be habitual
criminals to be sterilized. The court in
upholding the sentencing of Peter Fie.
len, of Seattle, to life imprisonment
and to be subjected to an operation,
finds that such a sentence is not cruel
and inhumane punishment. The court
says medical authorities agree that
such operations are not dangerous or
painful. This is the first time that
the Washington court has passed upon
HAND IN HAND
Loss at Ocean Park
ONE MAN JUMPS TO DEATH
Fire Rages Through Conpes
. sion District to Venice.
HOTEL RESCUES THRILLING
Xine Babies Saved From Burning
"Baby Incubator" Invalid Is
Carried From Top. Floor or
Blazing Decatur Hotel.
LOS . ANGELES, Sept. 3. Fire orig
inating from a defective flue at the
Casino Cafe on the pleasure pier at
Ocean Park at 5 o'clock tonight, caused
a loss of at least one life and a proper
ty damage estimated at $2,250,000. For
a time it threatened to devastate the
twin beach resorts of Ocean Park and
Venice. 18 miles from Los Angeles.
A high wind caused the flames to
spread so rapidly that seven men were
caught at the end of the Frazer pier,
on which the Casino was located, and
were forced to jump into the breakers.
Six of them were rescued by ' life
guards, who put out in boats. They
were not in time, however, to. save the
life of E. W. Leach, chef of the Ca
Conceafflon District Swept,
The flames, . spreading rapidly
through the concession district swept
everything from the Dragon Gorge, a
huge roller coaster, down toward Yen
ice. The abatement of the wind gave
the fire department augmented by fire
companies from Los Angeles,- an op
portunity to get the fire under con
trol. At the Decatur Hotel, which was de
stroyed, there were many thrilling res
cues and Special Officer Charles Simp
son rescued Mrs. H. C. Lathrop, an in
valid, from the top floor. Patrons lost
310,000 in gems, money and clothing.
- Nine .babies. Including one Japanese
infant, were saved from the "baby in
cubator" on the pier by Frederick
House, the babies being taken away in
the metal cases of the incubators.
Sparks Fall to Strike Church.
Catholics gathered in St. demon's
Church at 6:30 and prayers were said
by Father Hennessey. The wind shift
ed at about the same time and sparks
which flew toward the church did not
The heaviest loss was suffered by the
Frazer Million Dollar Pier Company.
The pier, and buildings on it were
valued at 3750,000. The damage to
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Anita McClaughry Flees From Home
Following Violent Scene and
Young Spouse Follows.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 3. (Spe
cial.) The curious troubles of Hull
McClaughry and Anita Baldwin Mc
Claughry, the 310,000,000 heiress of
"Lucky" Baldwin, came to light today
in the Palace Hotel. Mrs. McClaughry
arrived yesterday from Los Angeles
and soon after detectives were en
gaged by telegraph by her husband to
watch over her as he feared she in
tended suicide. He arrived later In
the evening and hired more detectives.
A novelist never imagind stranger
cases of psychological study than is
furnished by the college-bred husband
and the daughter of "Lucky" Baldwin.
They both have been ill since long be
fore the death of the famous turf
man and . there have been six sudden
separations, following violent scenes
in their Pasadena home resulting in
the wife flying as fast as train could
carry her from her two babies and hus
band. Mrs. McClaughry fled from her
Pasadena home the last time Sunday
night after a stormy scene brought on
by her husband's attack of melancho
lia. Two years before "Lucky" Baldwin
died McClaughry first showed signs
of this ailment. Since then his closest
friends say the disease has exhibited
Iteself more and more violently. When
these attacks occur the wife becomes
hysterical. The husband gets the
hallucination that his wife is going
to drown herself and she is possessed
with the Idea that he will shoot him
self. This time Attorney Gavin Mc
Nab prevailed on the two to become
reconciled and they will ' depart for
home in a few days.
EMPLOYES GEJ BONUSES
Aggregate of $70,000 Distributed by
Carpet Mills Company.
YONKERS, N. Y., Sept. : 3. (Spe
cial.) Bonuses aggregating J70.000
were distributed to 3100 employes in
the mills of the Alexander Smith &
Sons Carpet Company today. Men and
women who have been In the employ
of the company 10 years or more re
ceived checkB for amounts equal to 10
per cent of their wages for the six
months ended June 30. Those of be
tween five and ten years' standing re
ceived 6 per cent bonuses.
This was the fourth time within a
few years that the firm has thus re
membered its older employes. Last
March 365,000 was paid to 2500 five and
ten-year employes and in August, 1911,
MO, 000 was distributed among the ten-year-
employes. A few years ago Mrs.
Eva Smith Cochran, mother of Alex
ander Smith Cochran and Giflord A.
Cochran, the heaviest stockholders,
distributed 3100,000 to the 20-year men
The Smith plant is the largest carpet
manufactory in the world.
TWO DIE INH0TEL FIRE
Overturned Lamp Causes Fatal Blaze
at Hailey, Idaho.
HAILEY, Idaho. Sept. 3. Two men
were burned to death in the Central
Hotel at Bellevue, Idaho, early today,
while a pitying but helpless crowd
listened to their agonized screams
dying away into sobbing moans.
Robert L. Hodglns, a brother of an
ex-United States Marshall of Idaho,
and J. A. McGivern, a miner, were
victims of the fire which destroyed
every building in the block of which
the hotel was a part. Higglns and Mc
Givern both were employed at the Min
nie Moore mine. They reached the
hotel after midnight in an automobile
and were assigned to a room. One of
them upset a kerosene lamp. The fire
spread so rapidly that the occupants
of adjoining rooms escaped with diffi
The bodies of the two victims were
found after the fire had burned itself
BRIDGE FINISH IS RUSHED
Eroad-way Span May Open in Jan.
uary, 30 Days Before Schedule.
With rapid progress being made on
the new Broadway bridge, it is expected
that the structure will be completed
and opened for traffic several days be
fore the end of the time limit. The
Pennsylvania Steel Company has until
February 2, 1913, to complete the span.
but City Engineer Hurlburt believes
that the bridge will be ready for oper
ation at least 30 days ahead of time.
Virtually all the steel work on the
West Side approach has been completed.
Work on the East Side part of the
structure will-be started in a few days.
City Engineer Hurlburt and John B.
Coffee and R. O. Rector, of the bridge
committee, yesterday made an inspec
tion of the new bridge and expressed
satisfaction over, the rapid construction.
50 SHRINERS ARE INITIATED
Lodgemen Meet at Ashland and Go
on Pilgrimage to Marshfield.
MARSHFIELD. Or., Sept " 3. (Spe
cial.) Fifty new members were init
iated by the Shriners at a meeting held
tonight by Hillah Temple of Ashland,
which made a pilgrimage to this city.
The visitors were entertained at clubs
and lodgerooms in the city today, and
this afternoon a parade was given in
which the local members, the visitors
and the candidates took part in cos
tume. Some novel features were intro
duced in the parade.
Tomorrow the whole party will be
taken to the beach to attend a big
clambake. Some of those who started
from Roseburg in automobiles were un
able to get here on account of the rain
putting the roads in bad condition.
Sun Brings Out Large
Fields in Races.
ORDER MARKS CELEBRATION
Show Notable for Part Taken
by Boys and Girls.
EXHIBITS OF HIGH CLASS
Absence of Betting on Horses and
Sale of Xon-Intoxicants Only
Said Xot to Affect Success
BT ADDISON BENNETT.
SALEM. Or., Sept. 3 (Special.) One
of the Pluvius kids upset Jupe's sprin
kling pot last night and spilled all of
the water out. Not being able to re
plenish It at once, we have had a ces
sation of dew drops and rain drops and
at 11 o'clock today Old Sol showed his
lovely face and all has been well since
that auspicious moment The mud was
so far dried that the track was In fair
ly good condition for the first race and
before the close it was all right bar
ring a fringe of moisture around th
So the races were run on time and
the fields were large, 14 horses start
ing in one event And to start 14 high
strung animals to the satisfaction of
the drivers and the audience is about
as hard a Job as that which Governor
West has on hfs hands in protecting
the "dry" territory of Oregon against
the Incursions of the manufacturers of
All Goes Well on Track.
But Mr. McCarty, the California gen
tleman who sees to getting the racers
under the wire with malice to none
and fairness to all, lg a master hand
at the business and everything went
With a smiling sky and an invigorat
ing temperature everybody who could
get out to the fair grounds found a
way to do so, and the attendance was
more than fair. And it can truly be
said that, taken all in all, there never
were more attractions to lure them and
satisfy them on these same grounds
than today. Every nobk and corner
of the buildings is filled with exhibits
of a high order and a few acres of the
open Bpace are used for various dis
plays crowded .from under cover, a
couple of score of tents being used In
place of permanent roofs.
To the believer in the agricultural
and horticultural supremacy of Oregon
the displays of fruits, vegetables and
cereals must have been more than sat
isfactory, for one might travel the
country over and not see the exhibits
excelled in quantity or quality
This Fair Is Beat of All.
No .Oregonlan, who is proud so to
call himself,, can visit the fair this
week without pulsations of pleasure
when he compares the fair of 1912 with
many of its predecessors, for this is
a show that is a real educator and not
a debaucher of morals. The old bar
room with Its-scenes of drunkenness
and rowdyism is no more.
The betting "corral" has been turned
into a place of the' first importance to
the youth of the state and all who love
them. The section once occupied an
nually by the rough element is now
a quiet refreshment booth where the
strongest "liquor" sold Is the exhilarat
ing Hood River sweet cider and the
most seductive and tempting viand Is
the savory goober of Virginia, com
monly called a peanut.
And the gambler is nowhere in evi
dence there Is even no betting on the
"QT." There were those, and their
names were legion, who said the races
might Just as well be eliminated alto
gether as to cut out the betting ring
and the pool-selling. But they erred.
The sport is just as good now as it
was in the days when the whole town,
day and night, during fair week each
year as turned into a gambling-house
when from far and near all sorts of
sure-thing men and disorderly women
flocked here to fatten off of every un
wary visitor who came anywhere near
Yeuth'a Part Important.
But after all is summed up, I think
the fair of 1912 will go down Jn his
tory as famous in this: It was the
starter in the exhibition of the boys
and girls. Heretofore the youth of the
state have played but an insignificant
part in the fair. They have had no
widespread attempt made to interest
them." But now, thanks to the labors
of State Superintendent Alderman and
other citizens, the fair is partially
owned by the younger generation and
unless all signs fall we will have with
each recurring year a greater and
deeper Interest taken by them.
All that is needed now to make the
present fair a record-breaker in point
of attendance is a continuation of this
splendid weather, and all sijjns point
to a dry spell. Jupe's sprinkling pot
was upset and emptied to the bottom,
the moon changed today, the wind has
veered to the north and I, having tired
of my quarters at the "pen," and be
ing paroled by the Governor, and Dr.
Steiner refusing to take me under
cover, am going to leave town. Thus
the hoodoo will be effectually broken,
the sun will shine, the days will be
delightful, the nights glorious and the
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