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GOLD BRICK VICTIM
SILENT TILL DEATH
WILL AID BISHOP
MEETS I. R.
ANOTHER SZfECHEXYI DEBT TO
HEALING BASES FORECAST ON
AVIATORS PLAY AT
MAIL SACKS DROPPED FROM
FLYIXG BI PDAXES.
Glenn H. Martin Swoops From
Height of 1000 Feet to Within 29
Feet of Small Flag on Prairie.
CHICAGO, Sept. 12. For picturesque
flight, anri thrilling descents, Glenn H.
Senator to Define Po
sition in Few Days. .
CONSERVATION SPEECH MADE
Colonel Says Policy Should Be
to Aid Settler.
TAFT SPEAKERS PERTURB
.Arrival of John M. Harlan and ex
Represents tive Bede, of Minne
sota, at La Grande, Stirs
Roosevelt to Anger.
C-.ISO! Triaho. Sept. 12. Accom
panted by William E. Borah, United
States Senator from Idaho. Colonel
Roosevelt came to Boise tonight after
a day's campaigning through Oregon
orM Idaho. Colonel Roosevelt ana sen
ator Borah held a long conference on
th train, and it was said that in a
few days the Senator would make a
hii .t,im(.Tit of the position wnicn
he will take in the political lineup of
rv.ini nniuutvelt nromised to the
Northwest, in his speech here tonight.
that if he were elected tresiaeni. no
would investigate complaints which he
had received that the policy of con
servation of the forests was working to
.h. It.1iit-v of the small settler ana
playing into the hands of large lumber
Taft Speakers Assailed.
He also opened fire on a staff of
campaign speakers. Including John M.
Harlan, of Chicago, and ex-Representa-Tt.H.
of Minnesota, who today be
gan a tour of the West in behalf of
President Taft, with the object of fol
lowing the Colonel's path and replying
Senator Borah's visit to Colonel
Roosevelt was the occasion of a good
deal of speculation among Idaho poli
ticians, as the Senator has taken no
part in the National campaign and has
not declared himself publicly In favor
' of any candidate. It was friends of the
Senator liere.who.said that it was their
understanding that he would take no
active part in the Presidential cam
paign, and that, while he would advo
cate "progressive" principles, he would
not declare himself in favor of any
It was the first time since the Pro
gressive party was put in the field
that the Senator and the Colonel had
met. Their greeting was a cordial one,
and they remained closeted in the
Colonel's stateroom for two hours.
Colonel Expresses Plensure.
The Senator boarded the train at
Caldwell and finished the day's run.
"There is nothing I can say at this
time," said Colonel Roosevelt, "re
garding Senator Borah's visit, except
that I was glad to see him again."
The Senator was equally reticent,
faying that he would reserve any
statement for a later time. Senator
Borah's visit was not unexpected to
Colonel Roosevelt. Earlier in the day
he had received a letter from the Sen
ator, who also sent word by a friend
that he wished to see the Colonel.
Colonel Roosevelt was led to speak
of the forest conservation policy here
tonight, he said, by the fact that since
he had been In the Northwest he had
talked with a number of men who said
that small settlers on timber claims in
some caees had not been treated fairly.
Colonel Sara He Will Inquire.
"I have heard these complaints," he
continued, "in Oregon. Washington and
Idaho. I intend, if I have the honer, to
see that the conservation policy is ad
ministered in the Interest of the actual
settler, the man who moves on the
land to live there, and who will leave
it in an Improved condition for his
children. In other words, the policy
should be one of administration for the
benefit of the small man and not the
"If I become President I shall make
, It my personal affair to Investigate
the working of all the laws concerned
with conservation of the water power,
of the forest laws and of the grazing
laws, so as to make sure that they are
actually administered, not only honest
ly, but without any improper red tape,
in the interest of the small man. If
any Injustices are being done, either
through corruption or through a sys
tem of red tape In administration, that
is all wrong."
Harlan Is Contradicted.
Colonel Roosevelt first spoke of Mr.
Harlan and Mr. Bede in his speech at
La Grande, Ort, this morning, where
they arrived while he was still speak
ing. He referred to them as discred
ited politicians "who," he said, "have
been imported from states In which
they had been defeated."
In his speech tonight he said he had
heard Mr. Harlan had asserted that
there was no truth In the Colonel's
statement that the Republican nomina
tion was stolen. "Any man," the
Colonel continued, "who Is acquainted
with the facts and yet makes that
charge rouid not be believed with re
gard to any statement he might make.
It was as clear a case of theft as that
of a thief who is arraigned before a
magistrate in a police court for steal
ing a man's watch."
Except for a stop of two hours at
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Martin in a biplane won the chief hon
ors in the aviation meet today. The
opening event of the meet, which was
held this year on the prairies west of
the city at Cicero, was a contest for
the best landing at. a. given spot from
an altitude of 1000 feet with the motor
Starting from an altitude from which
he was stopped from ascending higher
than 1000 feet by a frantic signal from
the judges' stand, Martin stopped his
motor Just at sunset and in a graceful
sweep to earth landed 29 feet from the
spot marked by a flag not much bigger
than a. handkerchief. Other distances
made by the contestants were:
m T.mio second. 50 feet: Delloyd
Thompson, 83 feet, and George Mestech,
106 feet. All flew in biplanes.
in rfronnlnir Into a "Postof flee" f rom
100 feet while in flight bags filled with
mail, Anthony Janus, in a jaenoici di
o.nn first nrlxe. The bag he
dropped came within 49 feet of the
SCIENTISTS REACH SOUND
Geographers on Tour of Country
Will Visit Glacial Peaks.
KKAT-n.R Sent 12. Seventy distin-
s-ui.theri European scientists, who are
making a tour of the United States in
a special train, arrived in Seattle to
night from Eastern Washington, where
thev had made a study of the Grand
Coulee of the Columbia River. Puget
Round offers them a view of a region
carved bv srlaciers. and on Mount
Rainier they will see in operation gla
ciers larger than any to be found in
Many eminent American scientists
are accompanying the party, among
them Willla L. Moore, chief of the
weather bureau: Lawrence Martin,
of the University of Wisconsin, the
bert L. Brldgeman, secretary of the
Prinr Arctic Club, of New York. Au
tomobile and steamship rides and many
social entertainments have been pro
vided for the visitors.
CITY WILL STORE FOOD
Ocean Park, Cal., Votes to Establish
OCEAN PARK, Cal.. Sept. 12. (Spe
cial.) A municipal cold storage plant
where foodstuffs -can be housed whan
prices are low, for distribution to meet
later demands, is to be built here, 110,
000 having been set aside by the City
Trustees. It is argued that a cold stor
age plant operated by the municipality
will give this city a wide reputation
as a place where the necessities and
luxuries of life can be obtained at
figures comparing favorably with those
of any city on the continent.
The purchase of provisions in large
quantities when the market Is abund
antly supplied and prices are low Is
the method to be followed. Sale either
to consumers or to local dealers would
be made to meet the season's demands
as they arose.
SOLDIERS HUNT FOR BOYS
CO Infantrymen Join Search for
Shattuck and His Companions.
JUNEAU. Alaska, Sept. 12. (By
Wireless.) A detachment of 20 soldiers
of the Thirteenth Infantry, stationed at
Fort Seward, under command of Lieu
tenant Butler, arrived at Sheep Creek
Mountain last night, went into camp,
and this morning began search for John
W. Shattuck, Dell Llnscott' and Leslie
Oliver, who set out from Juneau on a
hunting ex&adlilon ae yretk 4aT fa-
day- and have not since been heard of.
They became lost in a fog. and after i
three days, search for them was begun.
The soldiers were sent at the request
of Acting Governor Dlstin. The rain
has ceased falling and the fog has lift
ed. Eighty men besides the soldiers
are seeking the lost hunters. Rewards
offered for their rescue amount to
WOUND PROVES SLIGHT
Marshfield Engineer Shot by Man
Aged 65 Will Recover.
MARSHFIELD, Or.. Sept. 12. Wil
liam Egenhoff. engineer of a. gasoline
boat, who was shot by R. P. Smith, of
South Slough, at Empire early today,
is not seriously hurt. The bullet en
tered Egenhoff's shoulder and has
been extracted. Egenhoff and some
others were teasing Smith, it is as
serted, and the latter said that he
shot In self-defense and would be
found at his cabin In South Slough if
the Sheriff .wanted him. Smith has
not yet been arrested. He is 65 years
old and has been here for nearly 50
years. He is an expert shot and says
he merely wanted to "wing" Egen
hoff In self-defense. It is possible
that Smith may be tried on an insanity
charge. Egenhoff is a young married
man, and is employed on one of the
boats used by the Smith-Powers Log
SALMON DEMAND STRONG
Operators In Alaska Waters Have
Disposed of Entire Packs.
ASTORIA. Or., Sept. 12. (Special.)
The demand for Alaska red salmon,
both canned and salt, continues strong
at the opening prices ana so lar as
can be learned, all the local companies
operating Alaska plants have sold
their entire packs of that class of fish.
The work of discharging the vessels
of the cannery fleet is in progress
and the salmon is being shipped to
market as fast as it can be handled.
Estate Minus $10,000
SOUTH BEND FAMILY LOSER
Metal "Cheese" Hidden in
Trunk Three Years.
MEXICAN VISITOR SUSPECT
Relatives of W. R. Marion Find Spn-
rious 'Prize,'. Which Assays large
ly Copper Purchase Is Kept
Secret by Duped Man.
SEATTLE. Sept. 12. A $10,000 gold
brick swindle perpetrated three years
ago on W. R. Marion, a wealthy resi
dent of South Bend, Wash., who has
since died, was disclosed today when
a cheese-shaped "brick" weighing 100
pounds was declared at the United
States assay office here to be made of
an excellent grade of copper coated
with a thick layer of pure gold.
Marion, who is believed to have
bought the gold from a half-blood
Mexican who visited him three years
ago, evidently discovered that he had
been swindled, but did not complain
and the operations of the confidence
men were brought to light only when
his widow began an Investigation of an
apparent $10,000 shortage in her hus
Draft Is Discovered.
Search of his ' effects revealed the
"golden cheese" reposing in the bot
tom of a trunk and brought to light a
draft for $10,000 drawn by Marlon in
favor of himself and cashed by him
at a Seattle bank la October, 1909.
Mrs. Marlon recalled that the Mexi
can, whose name she did not remem
ber, visited at their home three years
ago and talked of a wonderful gold
mine he had discovered in Mexico, ex
hibiting nuggets and gold dust to prove
his assertions. In Octher. 1909, the
Mexican disappeared, prtsumably tak
ing Marion's $10,000 in exchange for
the gold brick, and nothing more was
heard In the family circle of him or
of his gold mine. 1 '- '
When Marion died an examination of
his estate Indicated that it was not as
large by $10,000 as had been anticipat
ed. A 'search of his effects brought to
light the draft marked "paid," made
payable to himself and cashed by him
self at the Seattle National Bank in
None of the family could recall any
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Remittance This Time Will Be In
Nature of Loan to Meet Condi'
tions of Cardinal's Will.
BUDAPEST, Sept. 12. (Special.)
According to local newspapers, the
Vanderbilts are once again being em
ployed to pay the Szechenyl debts, this
time for no less a defaulter than the
Bishop of Grosswardein, Count Sze
chenyl. The Bishop owes, it is asserted, more
than $100,000, but a fortune was left
him by Cardinal Samassa, , who died
recently. This prelate, however, made
the peculiar clause In bis will that
none of its beneficiaries should be in
debt. ' v
The latest Vanderbllt remittance,
therefore, can be only in the nature
of money lent.
CLAGSTONE WILL NOT RUN
Idaho Bull Moose Leaders Turn to
Borah as Governor Timber.
SPOKANE, Sept. 12. Leaders of. the
Roosevelt Progressive movement in
Idaho met today In Spokane to confer
with Paul Clagstone, who was defeat
ed for the Republican nomination for
Governor at the recent primaries, and
urged him to accept the nomination for
Governor on the Roosevelt Progressive
At the close of the conference Mr.
Clagstone flatly refused to consider the
nomination. Almost simultaneously a
boom was started by the Roosevelt
Progressive leaders to induce United
States Senator W. E. Borah to accept
the nomination for Governor.
Among those- attending the meting
today were J. H. Gibson, of Caldwell,
state chairman, and E. L. Clark, of
Boise, secretary of the State Taxpay
LINVILLE TO FACE JURY
Youth Accused of Forging Checks In
OREGON CITY,Or., Sept. 12. (Spe
cial.) Richard B. Linvllle. aged 20, was
held to answer to the grand jury today
by Justice of the Peace Samson on a
charsre of forging two checks. B. L.
Crawley, who conducts a poolroom.
cashed a check for the young man lor
4.50. The check was made out to Rob
ert Sears and bore the signature "R.
Linvllle said that Sears lived In New-
berg and Jones in Dallas. It developed
that neither man had an account with
the Bank of .Oregon City, upon whlcn
th check-was written. When taKen to
the Justice of Peace's Court Linvllle
confessed that he had forged the check.
Increase In Registration Light.
SALEM. Or.. Sept. 12. (Special.) An
increase of only about 4000 names is
shown in the lists of registered voters
filed here with the Secretary of State
by various county clerks or only a
trifle over 3 per cent of the number
registering prior to the primaries. Usu
ally an increase of from 10 to 15 per
ent is tigurea on as tne customary
HERE, MADERO! YOU'VE GOTTA MAKE 'EM
Gems Pawned to Save
Highly-Prized Gift From Hus
band Goes With Others.
SON ACCOMPANIES MOTHER
Younger Sickles Tells of .Seeing
Father at Dinner He Thinks of f
Contemplated Sacrifice and
Does Not Speak.
NEW YORK, Sept. 12. (Special.)
The priceless collection of art objects,
relics and rare editions belonging to
Genera Daniel E. Sickles, which re
cently was ordered sold under the
Sheriff's hammer to satisfy an $8000
Judgment, was saved today. The judg
ment was paid at the cost of humilia
tion and sacrifice on the part of the
woman of noble Spanish birth whom
the General married 41 years ago, but
from whom he has been estranged for
- That the husband with whom she
could not And happiness might not
know the sorrow of parting with his
loved books and works of art, this
woman took her jewels, tokens of the
happy days of her youth, when she was
a belle at the Spanish court, and passed
them over the counter of a Sixth-avenue
pawnshop this afternoon.
Gems Taken to Pawnshop.
She parted, with enough gems to
draw from the coffers of the lender the
money needed to satisfy the judgment
against General Sickles' relics. Accom
panied by her son, Stanton, Mrs. Sick
les went to the offices of the Knicker
bocker Trust Company soon after noon
and took away a pasteboard box con
taining her Jewels. The two then pro
ceeded to the pawnshop. There, with
trembling hand, Mrs. Sickles broke the
string that bound the cover to the lit
tle box she laid on the counter.
Teirs trickled down her cheeks. Her
son stood by her side, his head bowed.
Mrs. Sickles took the jewels from
the box one by one. There were ropes
of pearls, heavy bands of gold- set
with diamonds and bracelets and
brooches of antique design.
Moat Valued Gift Goe, Too.
There was one jewel, a diamond and
sapphire bracelet, over which she lln
gered long before parting. Blinded by
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Third-Term Movement Declared by
Indiana .Man to Be Losing
CHICAGO, Sept. 11. (Special.) Tre
mendous crops and unusual activity In
all lines of business, about which much
has been published within the last few
days, were taken up today by Joseph
B. Keating, of Indiana, in charge of or
ganization work for the Republican
National campaign, and used as a basis
for predicting the re-election . of the
"The newspapers of the country, es
pecially those supporting the third'
term party," said Mr. Keating, "have
done the Republican cause an invalu
able service In publishing stories of the
unparalleled prosperity which prevails
In this country, and giving forecasts
by successful men of affairs of greater
prosperity to come.
"Men and women in every walk of
life are earning more money than ever
before, and they are not going to vote
against the Republican party.
"The men who are dissatisfied with
the greatest era of good times in the
history of the Republic and who be
lieve they will bring about a millenlum
by following false gods and seeking to
destroy the Government which has bet
tered the condition of all people have
the privilege of helping the cause of
the disappointed politicians by voting
against a continuance of the Republi
can National Administration."
Reports continue to come into Re
publican headquarters at the Audi
torium Hotel in multiplying numbers
of the return to the party of voters who
announced immediately after the Na
tional convention that they would go
with the third party. Among visitors at
headquarters today was Alfred L. Reed,
secretary and treasurer of a large
manufacturing concern at Anderson,
"Conditions in Indiana from the Taft
point of view are steadily improving,"
said Mr. Reed. "The third-term move
ment is losing ground."
COAL CLAIM ORDER FILED
Sum of $52,800 Paid in Cunning
ham Cases Is Forfeited.
SEATTLE, Sept. 12. Upon the order
of the acting commissioner of the Gen
eral Land Office, tha register and re
celver of the Juneau, Alaska, land office
have placed on Tecord the cancella
tion for fraud of the 32 so-called Cun
ningham coal claims In the Bering
River country. The lands now are a
part of the public domain and the
$52,800 paid into the United States
Treasury by ths"'clalmants Is forfeited.
The claimants may apply for a writ
of mandamus in a District of Columbia
court, but cannot appeal from the final
decision of Secretary of the Interior
Fisher, dated August 29, cancelling the
The money paid by the claimants
cannot be refunded to them except by
an act of Congress.
46 WARSHIPSJJNDER WAY
United States Has Little Navy In
Process of Construction.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 12. Forty-six
war vessels, a respectable little navy
in themselves, are now in the build
ers' hands in various stages of com
pletion for Uncle Sam's Navy, accord
ing to a report issued by the Naval
Construction Bureau. The list includes
six ' battleships (all dreadnaughts), 11
torpedo boat destroyers, 17 submarines,
one submarine tender, two sea-going
naval tugs, four naval colliers and one
In working on the big ships the New
York Navy Yard constructors have far
surpassed the private ship builders,
having advanced the big battleship
New York 4.8 per cent, or a total of 53
per cent during the month of August.
EIGHT AMENDMENTS LOST
AboMtbM tfJtefh JsJj)ty Cap?
of Suffrage in Ohio.
COLUMBUS. O., Sept. 12. Final
figures from 87 of the 88 counties in
the state completed today by 'the Sec
retary of State show that eight of the
42 amendments to the state constitu
tion voted on at a special election
September 3, have been defeated.
Among the defeated amendments are:
Equal suffrage. J5U.000,000 good roads
bond issue, prohibition of outdoor ad
vertising, abolition of the. death penalty
and the appointment of women to cer
The total vote was less than 650,000,
below 50 per cent of normal.
VETERAN RUNS MARATHON
Ten Miles in Hour and 14 Minutes
Is Feat of Old Soidicr of 70.
, LOS ANGELES,. Sept. 12. Outrun
ning two of his old Civil War com
rades. Colonel James L. Smith, of
Highland Park, Mich., covered 10 miles
today in one hour and 14 minutes. The
race was run at Washington Park be
fore a cheering crowd.
There were to have been several
teams In the veterans' semi-marathon,
but only two men appeared to contest
with Colonel Smith, who is more than
70 years old.
BRITISH LEADER DYING
End May Come to Joseph Chamber
lain Within Few Days.
LONDON, Sept. 12. (Special.) After
'ears of almost complete paralysis. Jo
seph Chamberlain, whose mind has re
mained alert until now, is sinking fast,
and the end may come any day.
During the last five weeks he has
ceased to take any interest In political
events, lying in bed, mentally and
Attorney Arrested on
PRISONER GREATLY, WORRIED
Drowned Woman Said Not tc
Be One From Vienna.
EVENTS OF TRAGEDY CITED
Accused Man Says Client Grabbed
Him as They Went Fnder Water
and That He Shook Himself
Free Hearing Is Today.
MIDDLETOWN, N. T.. Sept. 12.
(Special.) Burton W. Gibson was ar
rested on a murder charge in New York
today. He entered Orange County to
night apparently outwardly calm,
though he will face here a charge ol
murder of Mrs. Russena Menchik Szabc
In Greenwood Lake, this county, on
July 16. He signalized his advent hen
by declaring that the Mrs. Szabo whe
died in Greenwood Lake was not th
Mrs. Szabo of Vienna, whom he Is ac
cused of killing. He suld to a report
er that the dead woman was Mrs. Kux
sena Menshik Rltter, of New York, and
that her mother, the principal benefi
ciary under the dead woman's will, tl
In New York.
Mysterious Visits Explained.
"When the time comes, I have facti
to present which will sweep aside thl
whole charge," Mr. Gibson said. "I do
not think this is the time. The mother
of the woman I am accused of killing
is in New York City now. She speuki
Etgllsh, yes, but broken English. Six
understands. English perfectly well. 1
did go to see the two Menshik famlliei
whose names are In the city directory.
I did so as a matter of proper precau
tion as an executor to provide against
any claims against the estate."
In talking of the death of Mrs. Szabo,
or Ritter, as he calls her, Gibson as
sumed to speak frankly. For the first
time he gave a connected account ol
her trips to Greenwood Lake with the
Gibson Appears Worried.
Gibson remains cold, rather than
cool. He is evidently greatly worried
and thinking fast all the time. He
has done everything he can to ingra
tiate himself with the Orange County
When we were out in the boat."
explained Gibson, "I started to get up
and Mrs. Szabo must have tried to get
up at the same time, though I did not
see her rise in time. She must have
stepped on one side of the boat, but
Just as I got to my feet, off my bal
ance, the boat went over.
"Mrs. Szabo could swim only a lit
tle, but a few strokes. I can swim, but
I am no expert.
Struggle tn Water Told.
'When we came up after falling
overboard, Mrs. Hitter rose nearer the
boat than I was. I struck out for her
and she seemed to be trying to swim
to the boat, but when I got near her
I Baw she was gasping for breath and
I went to help her. She threw her
arms around my neck and clutched me
tightly and her legs around my waist
so that neither of us could do any
thing and down we went.
"We went down and down and
down. I have no recollection of any
effort eicent Jo free myself from lhp
clutch of her arms. I am sure I did
not strike her and I knew she did not
hit the boat when she came up the
"When I came up the second time,
after we had separated in the water,
I did not see her. My recollection Is
of her loosening her grip and letting
me free." .
Gibson will be arraigned tomorrow
morning before Judge Royce. The
proceedings here promise to be very
brief unless Gibson opposes the District
Attorney and demands a hearing.
Coroner Hai Theory.
Dr. Schultie. Coroner's physician of
this city, swore that Mrs. Szabo was
so Injured before she fell Into the
water that she never breathed after
she had sunk below the surface. The
surgeon said there were tricks of Jiu
jitsu, whereby Mrs. Szabo could have
suffered a sharp blow on the throat
which so affected a nerve as to close
her air passage, thereby making It
Impossible for her to breathe.
Gibson said he was not worried about
the strangulation charge, but that he
had felt anxious over the outcome of
the autopsy, fearing that poison in th
embalming fluid would lead to a mis
taken Impression that a poison bad
been administered. He added, how
ever, that upon investigation he had
learned that the usa of an embalming
fluid containing an active or irritant
poison was no longer permitted.
innit la ITnexpeoted.
"I ceased to worry after that," said
"Being separated from her," be said,
"was the worst feature of the case."
When Deputy Sheriff De Graw ' en
tered the building where Gibson has
his office, he met Gibson in the cor
ridor and seized him roughly by the
arm. Gibson protested that he had been
assured by the detectives that he would
not be molested until noon. De Graw
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