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GIRL'S FIANCE TO
EGGS FROM AIR IS
TAFT CERTAIN HE
BRYAN CULLS T.R.'S
SCIENTIST SEES GREAT POSSI
BILITY IX XITROGEX.
GET HER ESTATE
ON MIDDLE WEST
MAX WILSOX FAVORED FOR
SEXATOR IS FAR AHEAD.
SAX . FRANCISCO SUPERVISOR
URGES TRIAL OF PLAX.
on Trust Policy.
MONOPOLY NOT NECESSITY
Socialist Declared More Logi
cal Than Colonel.
PRIMARY LAW DISCUSSED
Kebraskan Advocates Postal Vote, as
Tried In New Zealand and Ad
vises Californlans In Mak
' lngr of Platform.
SACRAMENTO, Sept. 24. Ushered
Into the Assembly .chamber of the Cali
fornia. Legislature to the tune of
"Dixie," Introduced standing under the
portrait of Abraham Lincoln as "the
great commoner," to an audience com
posed In part of influential Repub
licans, William Jennings Bryan spoke
today an hour to a Democratic con
vention that had Just chosen unani
mously as Its temporary chairman Sen
ator Caminetti, of Amanador, a man.
pledged to the policies of Bryan and
elected on the strength of his pledges.
Mr. Bryan arrived only a moment
after the utter rout of the forces led
by Theodore A. Bell, who opposed him
In the Baltimore convention.
Callfornlana Claim Defended.
In the course of his speech Mr. Bryan
declared that Governor Johnson's ad
dress at Chicago had been the "gem
of the Republican National convention"
and that in his opinion the claim of the
contested Roosevelt delegates from San
Francisco disallowed by the National
committee was as just as their case
had been interesting. Mr. Bryan's
speech, however, was almost devoid of
personalities. His mention of Gov
ernor Johnson went no further; he re
ferred to Theodore Roosevelt imper
sonally and Mr. Taft's name was men
' tloned incidentally once.
The burden of his thought was a se
ries of recommendations to the con
vention for consideration before they
wrote their platform which they had
not done when he spoke. Seriatim they
1. The New Zealand postal vote, by
which traveling men and other ab
sentees might retain their votes" while
away from home. The measure, he ar
gued, saved the individual expense and
preserved to the community a measure
of intelligence now lost.
Modlncatloa of Law Eaggeated.
2. A modification of the state pri
3. More stringent trust laws.
4. Strict supervision of campaign ex
penditures and contributions. .
5. Supervision of public moneys at
Mr. Bryan gave most of his time to
discussion of the state primary law, a
timely topic to a state torn with un
certainty on that subject, and to an
arraignment of Theodore Roosevelt's
position on the trusts, which he thought
less logical than that of the Socialists.
"At Chicago." he said. In discussing
primaries, "1 thought the Progressive
delegates had a clear case. I thought
the preponderance of right was on
their side, and yet I thought there was
some right In the position of their
opponents, in that California had
Changed the National system of repre
sentation, and. as It seemed to me,
changed it to disadvantage.
"The primary has come to stay.
Not again. I believe shall we nominate
a President by convention, but so
great will bo the extension of Presi
dential primaries In the next four
years by the people from their homes."
I alt Rule Believed Bad.
"In the Democratic party we have
the unit rule. I believe it Is a bad rule.
I believe the Republican system of
representation by', districts is the bet
ter one and though I do not question
that the men who framed your pri
mary law meant well, they put Cali
fornia at variance with the rest of
the states when they declared that
delegates should bo chosen at large
and not by the votes of those whom
In reference to the trusts, Bryan
"Mr. Taft is In favor of enforcing
the laws that exist he does not be
lieve in any new ones and yet he
enforces them In such a way as to
please the defendants.
"Mr. Roosevelt's platform goes fur
ther. He takes the position that the
trusts are necessities; that they are
here to stay. I do not believe that his
position Is sound economics. The
whole tendency of monopoly is to
overthrow economic law.
"Wherever you have a monopoly
you find four things: pressure down
on the price of raw materials: pressure
up on the price of finished materials;
lowering of the quality of the finished
goods; despotic management.
Sevlallat Mere Lesleal Tbaa T. R.
"Mr. Roosevelt is proposing the open
ing of a question he cannot close. The
Socialist is more logical in his theory.
Admit that the trust Is an economic
development, come to stay, - and you
cannot beat the second half of his
proposition that the Government must
own the trust."
To the amusement of the Democrats,
jlr. Bryan was captured by the Roose-Tt-lt
Progressives and addressed them
.Concluded on Pais
More Complex Compounds Than
Heretofore Achieved Regarded as
Certainties of Future.
CHICAGO. Sept. 24 Dr. Paul Wal
den. of Riga. Russia, predicts that the
next great feat of chemistry will be
the making of eggs from air. Dr.
Walden, who is president-elect of the
ninth International Congress of Ap-
... - at. Ta
plied Chemistry, to De neio. in
tersburg in 1915, further predicts that
a variety of nitrogeneous foods will
be made from the air some day.
"I consider It practically certain
that at no distant day we will be
drawing food supplies from the air,"
he said today. "Professor Bernthsen,
of Germany, already has succeeded In
making the simple compound of nitro
gen and hydrogen.
"This shows that we will be able to
make more complex compounds.. An
egg is a complex compound of nitro
gen, oxygen; sulphur and hydrogen."
ORDER OF GLACIALS FORMS
Portland Newspaper Men Prominent
in Party to Xatlonal Park.
CAMP M'DERMOTT. via Glacier
Park. Sept. 24. (Special.) One of the
events of the trip through Glacier Na
tional Park of the large delegation of
Eastern and Western newspaper men,
now on the trail, was the creation of
the Elevated Order of Glacials, In
which organisation the representatives
of the Portland newspapers played a
The purpose of the order is to carry
forward the "See America" propaganda
and the charter membership includes
representatives of the leading publica
tions of New York. Boston, Washing
ton. D. C: Philadelphia, Atlanta, Balti
more, Pittsburg and Portland. Van
couver, B. C; Tacoma, Seattle and Spo.
The Portland representatives were
chosen for the following offices: Chief
terminal moraine, O. Clark Letter;
great high rolling boulder. W. P.
Strandburg; Chief Pathfinder, J. L.
Wallln. Mr. Letter was initiated Into
the medicine lodge of the Blackfoot
Indian tribe and the name of Bear
shirt was bestowed upon htm at the
close of the unique ceremony.
PRIEST BEATEN BY THUGS
Trio Rob Two Sailors and Minister
and Policeman Who Go to Aid.
NEW YORK. Sept. 24. A priest, a
policeman and two sailors were In
jured in a battle with three holdup
men on the Hudson River waterfront
The two sailors were on their way
to their boat, the Morgan liner Momus,
when they were attacked by the trio,
who beat them into unconsciousness
with blackjacks. The noise of the
conflict was heard by the Rev. Philip
McGrath, of the Catholic Bearaen's
Misson. a block away and he ran to
their rescue, only to be laid uncon
scious beside the two sailors. Before
he fell the priest managed to draw
a police whistle from his pocket and
blew a long blast.
The whistle drew Patrolman Bren
nan to the scene, but he was knocked
into the gutter and robbed of his hel
met and night stick. The three holdup
BIG BULL JVIOOSE KILLED
Major Harrison, of Chicago, Makes
Xew Record for Quebec.
CHICAGO, Sept. 24. Mayor Harri
son, of Chicago, according to tele
grams received here today, has shot
the largest bull moose ever killed in
the Province of Quebec The moose
was found on Lake Marie. 140 miles
north of the City of Quebec, where the
Mayor has been hunting with several
Friends of the Mayor will urge him
to present the trophy to leaders at
Roosevelt Progressive headquarters
WIFE IS GIVEN $60,000
E. E. Upmeyer Transfers Property
Year Before Death.
HARKISBCRG, Or.. Sept. 24. (Spe
cial.) Since the will of the late E. E.
Upmeyer has been probated dividing
his large estate, it Is learned that by
direct transfer about a year ago, he
gave Mrs. Upmeyer title to land, stock
and bonds to the value of 160.000.
The announcement of the distribu
tion of his property as stated in the
will, while correct, left the impression
with some that his widow had been
provided for only by giving her per
sonal property and life dowry In his
MINISTER AIDS IN CHASE
Parson, Awakened by Sliots, Lands
Murder Suspect In Jail.
REDOXDO BEACH. Cal.. Sept. 24.
Aroused from a nap by revolver shots
today. Rev. W. B. Harding, pastor of
the Redondo Beach Congregational
Church, discovered that Florentlno
Roppa. a laborer, had been shot to
death not far from the minister's home.
The minister headed a searching par
ty, which saw another man, who later
gave his name as Jose Rodriguez,
emerge from a small clump ot mm.
The minister gave chase, captured
the man and lodged him in the county
Jail on a murder charge. .
President Feels Sure
." of "Solid East."'
THIRD TERM IDEA IS WANING
Plea Made for Congress in
Sympathy With Views.
PART OF WEST RELIED ON
In Formal Statement, Executive
Tel is of Hopes of Victory in
States Heretofore Claimed
for Colonel's Party.
NEW YORK, . Sept. 24. President
Taft, in a prepared Interview issued to
night, declared that his recent claims
ot strength were entitled to respect.
He repeated that the believed he would
be elected, and gave his reasons for
denying that he had been over san
guine. e analyzed the political ' situation
as he saw it, maintained that the reg
ular Republicans would carry the solid
East and hold enough of the Central
and Western states to win.
The President made these statements
at the home of his brother, Henry W.
Taft. where he went on his arrival
from Washington late today and re
ceived several of his friends and po
Faith In Re-election Renfflrmed.
"When I declared a few weeks ago,"
says the President, "that I felt rea
sonably sure of my own re-election In
November and of the success of the
Republican party, I was regarded by
some as entirely over-sanguine and un
aware of the situation. Today, tow
ever, after a number of Indications that
the Republican party is still the domi
nant party and that the . expected
growth of Democratic strength has
failed to materialize my original dec
laration Is shown to be entitled to re
"The Republicans necessarily will
have a reduced majority over 1908, be
cause of the presence of three tickets
In the field, but the Democratic party
will suffer also. The combined
strength of the third-term party will
not be enough to change the ultimate
Solid East la Counted On.
"Five or six weeks ago It was as
serted generally that the Republican
party would secure the vote of the
solid East, Including the New Eng
land States, with the exception of
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Foss Renominated for Governor "in
Jliissachusetts Primaries, Re
publicans Picking Walker.
NEWARK, N. J., Sept. 24. Returns
from. 42 out of the 1799 election dis
tricts in the state in today's primaries
for the Democratic nomination for
United States Senator give Hughes
1071. Smith 587, McDermott 35 and
Hughes is the man whom Governor
Wilson favored and Smith is the for
mer Newark "boss" against whom the
Governor waged a vigorous campaign,
resulting In his defeat for the Senate
when he was candidate in 1911.
BOSTON, Sept. 24. Governor Foss
was renominated by the Democrats in
the primary election today. Returns
from half of the . state. Including the
city of Boston," gave him a lead of near
ly 11,000 votes over his opponent, Jo
seph C. Pelletier.- - ,
In the same cities and town Joseph
Walker had a lead at midnight of about
3000 over Everett C. Benton for the
Republican nomination. "
ELECTRIC OPIATE FOUND
German Doctor Says Current Will
. Also Eliminate Pain.
BERLIN, Sept. 24. (Special.) An
electric sleep, which may be turned on
and off at will, is the alluring prospect
nffrH tn neoDle suffering from in
somnia by Dr. Nagelschmidt. who de
scribes his invention lor tnis purpose
in" a medical magazine.
He says he has devised a new form of
electric current which, when applied to
the base of the brain, will produce a
narcotic effect which can be maintained
as long as is desired. It has been tried
aHh onrress and without any injurious
effects on dogs and rabbits, and Dr.
Nagelschmidt Is convinced that it can
be equally applied to numan oeinBa.
ionization of the curront also elim
inates pain from any part of the body.
LAND IN SPAIN UNTILLED
Report Shows 60 Per Cent Unculti
vated 30,000 Towns Schoolless.
MADRID, Sept. 24. (Special.) As a
roBiiit nf the investigation ordered by
King Alfonso, the Minister of the In
terior reports that 60 per cent ot me
inrt in Snain Is uncultivated and that
38 per cent Is utterly without .irriga
The renort shows that 4500 villages
are without roads or railroad, 30,000
towns and villages have no scnoois ana
12,000,000 of Spain's 177,000,000 inhabi
tants can neither read nor write.
State Forester Goes East.
SALEM, Or., Sept. 21. (Special.)
Btate Forester Elliott has left for In
dianapolis to attend the fourth annual
convention of the National Conserva
tion Association as an Oregon delegate.
E. T. Allen, of Portland, will also at
Father Dies on Eve of
MYSTERY OF DEATH REVIVED
Insurance Policies Held Up Un
til Body Is Exhumed.
STEPMOTHER WILL LOSE
Mr, Wheeler and His Attorney in
Denver Under Assumed Xame on
Errand to Dispute Validity
of Girl's -Bequest.
DENVER, Sept. 24. As the result
of the death here of James ' Cooper
Wheeler, of Hollls, Long Island, New
York, father of Miss Candace Wheeler,
who was drowned here last June, It
is believed that the contest of her will
Instituted by her father on charges of
alleged fraud will be dropped on the
ground that the present Mrs. Wheeler,
as the dead girl's stepmother, has no
right to the estate.
In this event Otto Meyer, of Minne
apolis, who was Miss Wheeler's fiance,
will receive the bulk of the estate,
said to be worth 115 000, after the
payment of a $5000 bequest to Dr. J.
H. W. Meyer, Otto s brother and exe
cutor of Miss Wheeler's estate. The
estate comprises Insurance policies
amounting to $12,500 and property be
queathed by the dead girl's mother.
Mystery Attends Drowning.
The fact that Miss Wheeler's body
was not recovered for ten days gave
rise to rumors that the drowned wo
man was not Miss Wheeler and that
the real Miss Wheeler had gone East
with the Intention of going to Europe.
These rumors resulted In holding up
the payment of her insurance policies
pending the exhuming of the body and
positive Identification by means of a
After the recovery of . the body.
friends of Miss Wheeler asserted that
several weeks before she was drowned
all her Jewelry and other belongings
had been secretly removed from her
Father Contests Will.
When the will was presented for
probate and it was discovered that her
fiance and his brother were the bene
ficiaries and that her father was cut
off with one dollar, Mr. Wheeler lnstl
tuted .suit, alleging that the bene
'flclaries had exercised an undue in
fluence over the girl, that the lnstru
ment was "the product of deceit and
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Proposal Comes as Answer to Pro
test of Woman's Presbytery
Against Sunday Dances.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24. (Spe
cial.) Municipal dancing under mu
nicipal supervision, with ' municipal
music and plenty of it, is the plan sub
mitted to the Board of Supervisors
yesterday by Supervisor Payot. The
matter was referred to the public wel
fare committee for a report as to ways
and means of carrying the plan into
It Is the answer of the Board of Su
pervisors to the missionary committee
of the Woman's Presbytery who de
manded that the city withdraw Its ap
proval of Sunday dancing at Trocadero,
under the auspices of the California
The protest was presented in the
form of a set of resolutions denouncing
"the desecration of the Sabbath" with
the approval of the city. It is the aim
of the Puhlic Welfare Committee to
devise a plan and ways and means for
the creation and maintenance of a
public dance place wherein the mu
nicipal band may supply p'roper music
and the people may enjoy dancing
under conditions that will avoid any
possible criticism of the dance or the
ELKS WILL USE "BEETATO"
Portland Lodge Will Distribute
Pnrple Tuber at Reunion.
Oregon's newest pomological oddity,
dubbed the "beetato." which is a hy
brid between an Irish potato and a red
beet, has already been found valuable
as an advertising asset. Tho tuber's
"innards" have a deep -purple one of
the official colors of the Elks' lodge.
Officers of Portland Lodge. No. 142,
have been quick to realize the pecul
iar coloring feature of the "boetato,"
They are now negotiating with L W.
Rinhardt, of Silver Springs station, in
Clackan-as County, the originator of
the new potato, for all of next year's
crop of "purple spuds" to take back to
Rochester for the Elks' annual re
union. Inasmuch as the reunion w;ll
be held in July, Mr. Rinhardt will
have to plant bis "beetato is ' as early
as possible next Spring so that the
product, of the new crop will be large
enough by convention time.
Mr. Rinhardt expects to grow
enough "beetatoes" to supply souvenirs
f jr everj delegate to . the Rochester
reunion Portland ; Elks ar.j rejoicing
tha they will have such an unique
souvenir' to advertise Oregon.
GUN TAKEN, OWNER FLEES
Deputy, Game Wardens Seek 3Ian
. Who Shot China Pheasant.
Deputy Game Wardens Bremmer and
Parker yesterday gave chase t.i an un
identified man who shot a China pheas
ant near Eugene, and, although he es
caped, got his gun and the evidence
thnr he committed a violation of the
game laws. The gun, No. 50170, is being
held pending Investigation as to wno
Three men. of EuEene Charles Gos-
sen, John Hampton and Alex Elliott
were fined $25 each at Eugene for kill
Game Warden Finley reports that
China pheasants are plentiful In the
Willamette Valley and that his depu
ties have received many reports of peo
ple killing them. He protested against
the small line placed against me Eu
gene men, declaring that unless the
courts use harsh measures the nuisance
will not be stopped.
SCIENTISTS NOTE STRIKE
Crowds Friendly When. Convinced
Savants Are Not Strikebreakers.
SALT LAKE CITY. Sept. t4. Twenty
two of the foreign scientists touring
the United States as guests of the
American Geographical Society visited
Bingham today, thus combining a view
of a mining camp strike with an ex
amination of a mountain of copper
When convinced that the visitors
were not strikebreakers, the crowds
at Bingham regarded the scientists
with friendly interest. More than half
the party passed the day in visiting
historic spots in and about Salt Lake
LEPER'S WIFE FILES SUIT
John R. Early's Spouse Alleges In
human Treatment in Action.
TACOMA. Sept. 24. Alleging inhu
man treatment Mrs. Lottie Early, wife
of the leper, John R. Early, now at
Diamond Point Hospital, today Bled suit
for divorce. , '
Th( caunlA were married In 1906 and
have three children, the last of whom
wa horn after Early, who was shunted
about from one community to another,
was known to be a leper.
ARMED BALLOONS ORDERED
France to Build Swift Dirigibles
Using Machine Guns.
PARIS, Sept. 24. France has de
cided to build a - squadron of swift
armed dirigibles for its aerial war
fleet, in addition to the aeroplanes al
ready possessed by the army.
Four great steerable balloons of the
non-rigid type have , been ordered by
the government. These are to have a
speed of about 43V4 miles an hour snd
are to be armed with machine guns.
Their gas capacity is to be about 000,-
j000 cubic feet.
4 States Have Early
MINNESOTA CORN IN DANGER
Temperature Not Especially
Low at Any Point.
GREAT AREA IS DISTURBED
Pacific Coast and Gnlt Coast Only
Parts of Country Free From First
Touchea of Winter Mercury
Falling on Great Lakes.
CHICAGO, Sept. 24. (Special.) Dis
patches received tonight at the Weather
Bureau headquarters tell of pretentious
snow storms in four states. The early
arrival of "the beautiful" is not ac
companied by unusually low temper
ature and proves rather beneficial than
Wyoming was the first to report the
advance agent of Winter, the vicinity
around Lander experiencing a regular
snow fall. The maximum temperature
during the day In the vicinity of the
Wyoming storm was 36 and the mini
mum 32, bo that the snow did not melt
Storm Sweeps Eastward.
The same storm swept rapidly east
ward, and tonight was reported in both
the Dakotas and Minnesota. Heavy
rains have been prevailing in Western
Minnesota for two days, but a drop
in temperature changed the rnln to
snow, and the temperature throughout
Western Minnesota tonight is about 40
and the snow is melting rapidly be
cause the earth is warm.
Dispatches tonight say the temper
ature Is lowering noticeably In North
ern Iowa and there are indications of
snow fall there tomorrow. Storms are
also predicted generally over the Cen
tral West. Rain began falling In the
Great Lakes region shortly before mid
night tonight and the temperature is
dropping steadily. The same storm will
probably spread to the Ohio River be
fore Us force Is spent.
Corn In Minnesota la Danger.
Dispatches received on the Board ot
Trade late today show that tho farm
ers in Missouri. Nebraska and Kansas
are not worrying over frost, as they
say the corn is made and frost would
be beneficial. The same conditions,
however, do not apply to the corn crop
In Iowa, Minnesota and states in that
tier. The crop there was late In plant
ing and frost at this time or within
ten days would work Immense dam
age. The weather map tonight shows
temperature approximating freezing
point in the Canadian Northwest with
southwest winds. All Indications point
to appreciably colder weather tomor
row and perhaps for several days, un
til the storms now prevailing over a
wide stretch of territory have spent
- Storm Area Spreading.
Threatening weather Is reported
from practically all the Mountain
states and all the West Central states.
The storm area Is also spreading over
portions of Michigan tonight. Rain
and threatening weather is reported
from New York and Western Pennsyl
vania. The Pacific Coast states and the Gulf
Coast country seem to be Immune from
the present weather disturbance as the
reports tonight are warm, clear weath
er for practically all points reporting.
Dispatches from Omaha tonight say
that General Manager Holdredge, of
the Burlington Railroad, has been
snowbound in a cabin in the Big Horn
Mountain for a week and that heavy
snow Is still falling over that district.
DARR0W JUDGE IS NAMED
Governor Designates Madera County
Jurist to Preside.
SACRAMENTO. Cal., Sept. 24. AcU
Ing Governor Wallace named Judge
Conley, of Madera County, today to
sit as a trial Judge at the trial of
Clarence Darrow In Los Angeles, be
ginning October 21, when the second
charge of Jury bribing against the
Chicago lawyer in the McNamara case
will be heard. .
Darrow was acquitted on the first
charge. When the trial date for the
second case was set the Superior
Judges of Los Angeies County asked
to be relieved from sitting, as the
publicity given the first case had
tended to prejudice their minds.
FAMOUS CANADIAN DIES
Sir Richard Cartwrlght Firm Friend
of United States.
KINGSTON. Ont, Sept. 24. Sir Rich
ard Cartwright died today following a
Sir Richard was born In 1835, and
devoted the greater part of his life to
the service of his country politically.
He was a firm friend of the United
statin and as Minister of Trade and
Commerce In the Laurier Cabinet, urged
commercial reciprocity witn tne neign
He represented Canada on the Anglo
American Joint high commission at
Quebec In 1898 and at Washington in