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PORTLAND. OREGON. SATURDAY. yOVE31BEK 30, 1913. PRICE FIVE CEXTS.
VOL. LII--Q- , .
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POTS AND KETTLES
NEW BUDGET" PLAN
WILL BE PROPOSED
PATRICK 10 FIGHT
NOT STAR'S DOOM
STUDY OF CLASSICS
RICH MEN TO BID
SIGNED BY SUNDAY
BLANCHE BATES TO STAY ON
PHRASE "PREPARATION FOR
SICKLES' RELIC SALE NOT TO GO
STAGE, SATS HUSBAND
LIFE" HELD TO BE STALE.
ARMISTICE MAY BE
FO RICE i l S
0. K. Davis Says Com
SHEETS SHIFTED -IN ERROR
Version Given Out Later One
Meant for Delegates.
ADOPTION' ' IS MISTAKE
.Moose Leader Declares Professor
McCarthy's Plank Was Plainly
Inadequate and Not Fit
to Be Adopted.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 29. (Special.)
Oscar King Davis, who was head of the
publicity bureau of the Roosevelt Pro
gressive party, a close friend of Colonel
Roosevelt and George "W. Perkins, and
was the man who worked Inside the
committee on resolutions and handled
the report of the committee, said today
that the explanation of the changes
made in the Roosevelt Progressive
platform after its adoption by the con
vention was simple.
"During the time the resolution com
mittee was in session, a good many dif
ferent planks were submitted to it."
said Mr. Davis. "The different sub
committees of the resolution committee
were busy at work considering planks
on the different subjects. The resolu
tion committee worked for two days
and two nights getting up the platform.
It did not finish its work until after the
time the convention was ready to nomi
nate candidates for the Presidency and
Speeches Made Out of Order.
"A rule had been made by the con
vention providing for the adoption of
the platform before the nomination of
the candidate for President "When the
convention reached the point where the
nomination would have been In order
an effort was made to get the conven
tion to fake a rebels in order to give
the resolutions committee time to re
port. There was a good deal of oppo
sition, and it was finally decided to per
mit the nominating speeches to be made
out of order, and that was done: The
resolutions committee was notified of
what was going on In the convention,
and considerable pressure was brought
upon it to hurry. The different planks
were adopted by the sub-committees
and then submitted to the full com
mittee on resolutions, and finally, when
the resolution committee passed upon
all the subjects to be included in the
platform, a resolution was adopted pro
viding for a general revision of the
whole platform. The sub-conjmlttee in
charge of the trust plank hift adopted
the resolution offered by Dr. Charles
McCarthy, but in the final revision that
plank was stricken out.
Slip "t Flmt Overlooked.
"The other plank which It is now
charged was added to the plank on
commercial development' was adopted
by the sub-committee having it in
charge and by the full committee. The
different planks were written upon
square slips of paper and in gathering
tip the slips In a turry to get to the
convention the slip containing the par
agraph which it is asserted was added
was overlooked. The committee worked
under great pressure, and to that fact
are due the two mistakes. The Mc
Carthy draft 'on the Sherman law,
which had been stricken out by the
full committee, was retained, and the
plank which embodied a statement
taken from a speech by Colonel Roose
velt and which had been adopted by
the committee, was omitted.
"The platform was read to the con
vention by mistake in that form.
I had the original sheets, handed me
by William Draper Lewis, dean of the
Pennsylvania school', and I took the
platform in that form to the different
press associations in Chicago.
McCarthy Plank Incomplete.
"The resolution committee struck out
the McCarthy plank because it at
tempted to give a catalogue of offenses
under the Sherman act. but enumerated
only a few of them. It was decided
that by remaining silent on thb other
offenses the convention would place
Itself in the position of stamping the
offenses not mentioned as legalized.
"The whole trouble can be traced to
the egotism of Dr. McCarthy. In his
pride of authorship he attempted to
make a sensation out of nothing. It is
known by all familiar with the facts
that the McCarthy plank slipped in by
mistake, and that the other plank on
commercial development which was
adopted by the committee was omitted
by error in the draft submitted. That
is all there is to it."
Hood River Promotes Debating.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Nov. 29. (Spe
cial.) In order to promote an Interest
In the art of public speaking and de
bating the student body of the Hood
River High School has voted to ap
propriate a fund for the purchase of a
large silver cup, on which will be en
graved the names of those who ha.ve
been proficient in this art. The cup
will be kept as a record and each year
new names will be added to the list.
The students are taking an active in
terest in debating this year and a
strong squad will be put into the field
to try for honors In the state debating
George Creel Vows "Golden Girl'
Shall Quit Footlights Only When
She's Good and Ready.
NEW TORK, Nov. 29. (Special.)
"Why should I why should any man
..... i . ..tlr tn
ask a woman Iiae my " t
a life of pots and kettles Just because
she does me the honor to marry me?1
said George Creel, who married Blanche
Bates yesterday, wnen aou n
lasco star would quai ine i8
... . i RtAsre when
one win icnic . ' - -
she gets good and ready, and her mar
riage will have nothing whatever to do
with It. She makes more money than I
make or ever hope to make.
"Thank heaven, I could always take
- . . -Y. wonted TT1S tO. bUt all
care oi oer ia o.io ., . .
my life has been a battle for the free
dom and Independence of women. How
inconsistent it would be for me to ask
a woman to give up ner i""'
. . v. eAiftwhl-v male! I
want my life to be a living stream, not
a backwater, and the only way to at
tain this Ideal In any marriage is for
i 1 (1 li-M na 1
the man ana woman to
t-., ..-... a tnr the
as wen as common
wife to be economically Independent of
STREET ORATOR ANSWERED
Father O'Hara Cheered by Crowd
After Socialist Yields Soap Box.
"If all I say ain't true, why don't
some parson get up here and answer
me? I ll let him have a say." And with
that, a Socialist orator, who had for
saken the usual diatribes of the party
for blasphemous and seditious utter
ances ' against God and the country,
paused for the half-hearted applause
that came from a crowd of men at Sev
enth and vVashington streets Thanks
In reply there stepped forth "a par
mrn in fart a tiriest of the Roman
Catholic Church, Fat.. ;r E. V. O'Hara.
"I will answer your questions, saia
he. quietly but with effect.
instantly the crowd made way for
him and he mounted the soap box.
Right from the start he blamed them
for attacking religion.
"Why don t you quit tnat ana cun-.-,.i..
tn xncial lmDrovements
and laws for the amelioration of the
working classes? Such a law, tor in
stance, as I myself am fighting for, the
minimum wage bill?
"But you won't have it. You say you
.or,f ravnintinn. fThis in answer to a
cry from the deposed orator.) No won
der you are opposed to the ;.:urca.
you are opposed to government. Our
church, the Catholic Church, believes
i nh.iilAnrA tn one's country and tne
officials that are in power, even if we
think them mistaken."
And for 20 minutes Father O'Hara
held forth on that soap box until he
had the undivided attention of his
hearers, and at the close received cor
CAT V0YAGES IN STATE
Don Dal, Persian Chinchilla, Has
Stateroom All to Himself.
cnaTnv ' Vnv 29. fRnecial.) The
steamer Cambrian reached Ijere today
from London with a distinguished pas
senger, Don Dal, a Persian cmncniua
Don Dal had a stateroom all to him
self on the passage. Don Dal recently
was winner of three first and two
special prizes at -the cat show in Eng
land and oa December 16 will be ex
hibited at a specialty show in the ball
room of the Plaza Hotel, rew iora. oy
Mrs George B. Brayton, of Brighton,
who bought him.
"MOVIES" MISLEAD YOUTH
Highway Robber, Specializing .In
Autos, Traces Inspiration.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29. Moving-picture
shows caused his downfall, acr
cording to Cornelius Hadsaacker, a
youth who pleaded guilty today to
The "movies," according to the pris
oner, showed him "how easy it was
done." and he deserted the ranch for
the highway, where he made a special
ty of holding up automobiles. Judge
Willis announced that he would pass
sentence on the young robber next Fr.
day. LITERARY TEST PROPOSED
Immigrants May Have to "Brush
Up" Under Law Considered.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. The pass
age of legislation prescribing a literary
test for prospective immigrants into
the United States by both House and
Senate at the coming session of Con
gress was predicted today by Represen.
tative Burnett, of Alabama, chairman
of the House immigration commission.
Representative Burnett declared that
he had been assured of enough votes In
the House to pass the measure and that
there was little opposition in the
Echo Women Plan to Vote.
ECHO, Or., Nov. 29. .(Special.) The
women of Echo will have an opportun
ity to exercise their right of franchise
at the city election which is to be held
here next Tuesday. The women have
already held a public meeting and are
taking an active Interest in the muni
cipal affairs. Testerday the Women of
Needle Craft, a club of eight, enter
tained their families at a Thanks
giving dinner at the living apartments
of Mr. and Mrs. F. T. George. Twenty,
four guests were present and a five
course dinner was served.
Sherley Runs Counter
to Taft Men.
COMMITTEE-OF 30 PROPOSED
Henry Thinks Number Is Too
Large for Comfort. .
HOUSE JEALOUS OF POWERS
Kentnckian Lets It Be Known No
Usurpation of Right to Collect
and Expend Government
Funds Will Be Tolerated.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 29. A revolu
tionary change in the entire fiscal
scheme of the Government Is projected
In a resolution to be pressed in the
House at the coming session by Rep
resentative Sherley, of Kentucky, the
third ranking Democrat on the House
Representative Sherley's resolution
contemplates the creation of a budget
committee In the House,, which shall
have original Jurisdiction over all es
timates for annual expenditures and
shall allot Jo the various appropria
tion committees of the House the
amounts available for the various
branches of the Government Bervice.
Every effort will be made to have the
measure operative with the advent of
the new Democratic Administration,
Mr. Sherley said today. ,
Plan Counter to Tart's.
The resolution will run counter to
the budget proposals of President Taft,
which will be submitted to Congress in
a short message Just before the holi
days. The President contemplates a
general budget scheme by which the
estimates of the various departments
will be submitted. to the House In bulk,
with a general statement of the coun
try's financial condition.
Chairman Henry, of the rules com
mittee, said he was in sympathy with
too purposes ci the Shtr'ey resolution
and that he believed favorable action
by the committee on the resolution or
one along similar lines could be se
cured at the coming session.
The resolution would create a com
mittee consisting of the chairman and
ranking minority members of each of
'the House committees handling appro
priation bills, the chairman and rank
ing minority members of the ways and
means committee and the chairman and
rankins minority members of the rules
"I believe this plan will be worked
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"To Make Modern Ears Sensitive to
Music of Bygone Ages" Said to
Be Noble Achievement.
CHICAGO, Nov. 29. A defense of the
classics as a necessary part of educa
tion was made today by President
Scott, of the National Council of
Teachers of English In convention
"To make modern ears sensitive to
the music of bygone ages," said Presi
dent Scott, "will never cease to be
one of the noblest of the teachers'
functions. When we abandon that hard
task for the easy appeal to current
superficial Interests we rob the stu
dent of about the bet gift it is ours
"The phrases "preparation for life'
and 'relation to life' have been sd ban
died about of late that they have be
come stale and unprofitable" contin
ued the speaker. "Eating and drink
ing and running a typewriter and sell
ing stocks and bonds and shoveling
snow off the front walks what are
"la this the life for which our cost
ly system of education is to proide?
If so, life means simply keeping our
selves alive, and our teachers are ex
travagantly overpaid. A little chloro
form would achieve a better result at
a fraction of the cost."
ZAPATA EXECUTES ENVOY
Rebel Leader Carries Out Threat and
' Kills Peace Messenger.
MEXICO CITT, Nov. 29. Emiliano
Zapata, the insurgent leader, carrying
out a recent threat that he would put
to death any additional peace envoys
sent by the government to treat with
him, a few days ago passed the sen
tence of death on two men who had
approached him on behalf of the gov
ernment, according to news received
here today from Excuatla, Morelos. One
of the men was shot. The other es
A dispatch to the Imparcial from
Vera Crua says that W. W. Canada, the
American Consul, has informed the cor
respondent of the Imparcial that the
United States battleships '' Kansas,
Michigan, Vermont and South Carolina
soon will visit Vera Crua.
The news has caused apprehension
here, as it is considered unusual that
naval visits of courtesy should be in
MARYLAND COLLEGE BURNS
Agricultural and Mechanical Institu
tion in Flames.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 29. Fire to
night Is threatening the destruction of
the Maryland Agricultural and Mechan
ical College at College Park. Md., near
here. Two buildings are reported to
have been burned and at midnight the
flames were not under contrbl. Two
engines have been sent to the scene by
the Washington department.
Turks and Allies Con
PEACE PLANS' SCOPE VAGUE
Two Divisions of Sultan's Re
DIFFICULTIES ARE SEEN
Troops on Ship En Route to Gallipoll
Must Be Disposed Of In Event
Armistice Is Arranged
LONDON, Nov. 29. Constantinople
reports tonight the probability that a
fortnight's armistice will be signed by
Sunday by the peace plenipotentiaries
who are negotiating for a cessation of
hostilities between the Turks and the
From the Bulgarian side there has
been no news today concerning the
peace negotiations, except the vague
statement that they are making satis
Extent of Armistice Not Shown.
Nothing has transpired as to whether
the proposed armistice will have any
effect upon the wholo field of war op
erations or only the Tchatalja lines.
The news received today of the sur
render of two divisions of Turkish re
serves to the Bulgarians in the neigh
borhood of Demotica, after severe
fighting, shows there are still large iso
lated bodies of Turkish troops unac
counted for which must be considered
in arranging an armistice. The allies
are said to have large numbers of men
who are proceeding on the Greek trans
ports from the Gulf of Saloniki, either
to the Gallipoll Peninsula or to Join
the allies' army at Tchatalja.
Troops on Ships to Be Considered.
No news has been received concern
ing these transports and Jhe disposal
f the men they carry in event an ar
mistice is arranged would present some
Although It is not safe to assume
that an armistice is in sight, the fact
that the negotiations continue and ap
parently no time limit has been fixed
as to the duration of the existing sus
pension of hostilities, tends toward the
belief that a peaceable solution of the
trouble is approaching.
There were no fresh developments
today concerning the proposed confer
ence between the powers on the Balkan
situation or concerning the dispute be-
(Concluded on Page 2 '
"Men of Your Standing," Says Har
burger to J. P. Morgan, "Will
Not Let Chance Go By."
NEW YORK, Nov. 29. Seventy-five of
the city's wealthiest men were invited
today by Sheriff Harburger to appear
at the Fifth avenue home of General
Daniel E. Sickles, octogenarian Civil
War veteran, December 4. and make
bids at an auction on the General's
personal property. The sale has been
ordered to satisfy a 5000 Judgment.
"I believe that men of your stand
ing will see to it that the General's
property is not sacrificed at this sale,"
wrote the Sheriff In a letter to J. P.
Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, Vincent As
tor, John D. Rockefeller, John D. Rock
efeller, Jr., William K. Vanderbilt,
John D. Archbold, Chauncy M. Depew
Bric-a-brac, historical relics, an
tiques, rare books and other valuable
articles whloh have been in the Sickles
family for generations will be sold.
NEW LAWS ANNOUNCED
West to Sign Suffrage Proclamation
Written by.3Irs. Dunlway.
SALEM, Or., Nov. 29. (Special.)
With the exception of the woman's suf
frage amendment, all of the bills and
amendments passed at the'last election
were proclaimed as laws today by Gov
ernor West. The canvassers' official
abstracts were finally completed by
Secretary Olcott and immediately the
proclamations were issued. The proc
lamation covering ihe woman suffrage
amendment will be turned over to Gov
ernor West in Portland tomorrow In
the handwriting of Mrs. Abigail Scott
Dunlway before it becomes a part of
the archives of the state, and the ex
ecutive will sign it to make it legal.
The bills and amendments to pass be
sides woman suffrage are: Repeal of
county tax amendment, freight rate
bill, household exemption bill, Malarkey
bill, banking amendment, state road
debt limitation, county road debt limi
tation, state convict road bill, county
prisoner road bill and eight-hour bill.
GANGSTERS COMING WEST
"The Shine," "Pork Chops" and
"Little Bennie" En Route to Coast.
SALT LAKE CITT, Nov. 29. To the
exodus from New York City following
the convictions in the Rosenthal mur
der case. Salt Lake City detectives at
tribute the presence in Salt Lake City
at various times within the last two
weeks of no fewer than 15 members
of East Side gangs that were brought
under fire at the trial of Police Lieu
tenant Charles Becker and the "gun
men." Although few of the visitors have
registered, former visitors in New
York say they have recognized "The
Shine," "Pork Chops," "Little Bennie"
and other well-known East Side char
acters. Most of the travelers have
passed on toward the Pacific Coast,
but others are known to have obtained
T. R. TO ATTEND MEETING
Dixon Says Colonel Will Aid Pro
gressives In Planning Work.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. Senator
Dixon, chairman of the Progressive
National committee, who has just re
turned from a visit to Oyster Bay, said
today that Colonel Roosevelt would at
tend the National conference of Pro
gressive leaders to be held in Chicago
on December 10 and 11. Dixon also ex
pressed the opinion that Governor John
son would attend.
He announced that there would be a
eeting of the executive committee of
the National committee on December
9. Senator Dixon said he had received
many letters from Progressives, and he
felt assured of a large attendance of
representative men from the various
The conference, he said, would be
devoted largely to devising ways and
means for carrying on the work or or
ganization during the next four years.
TROOPS DRjVE ELK BACK
Blank Cartridge Battle Waged to
Save Herd From Huntsmen.
LIVINGSTON, Mont, NOV. 29. To
prevent a recurrence of last season s
ilaughter of elk. United States troops
from Fort Yellowstone are now en
gaged in a three-day battle along the
boundary lines of the Yellowstone na
The echoes of the hills are contin
allv awakened by the firing of blank
cartridges in an effort to head off the
elk herd, which because of heavy snow
early today are trying to cross the bor
ders into the lowlands where hordes of
hunters are In waiting. The season
closes December 10.
LONDON POLICE BAFFLED
In Face of Warnings Suffragettes
Again Destroy Malls.
LONDON, Nov. 29. Despite the close
watch which had been inaugurated by
the police, suffragettes again tonight
destroyed the contents of various mail
boxes by pouring chemicals Into them.
They even invaded the general postof
flces, where acids were placed in sev
In some of the financial sections
where the contents of the mall recep
tacles are always . valuable numerous
pieces of mall were destroyed.
Validity of Will Once
Set Aside Is Issue.
$1,000,000 IN FEES INVOLVED
Trusteeship, Not Actual Money,
Is ex-Prisoner's Claim.
FORGERY CHARGE DROPPED
Man Thrice Sentenced to Death tot
Murder Seeks to Obtain Control
of $12,000,000 Legacy- of
Once Alleged Victim.
NEW YORK, Nov. 29. (Special.)
Albert T. Patrick, thrice sentenced to
death on conviction of the murder of
William Marsh Rice, an aged million
aire, will begin a fight to get control
of the Rice millions through contesting
of the will, on a charge of forging
which he was indicted, coincident with
his Indictment for murder. .
He spent his first day out of the
prison following his pardon by Gover
nor DIx in conference with his attor
ney. W. M. K. Olcott, preparing for this
fight, which he' expects will give lilm
control of more than $12,000,000 and
executor's fees estimated at close to
Legal Procedure Undecided.
When asked the direct question
whether he proposed to contest the will
which was formally probated, Patrick
answered that that was a matter for
"When we get ready to act along
that line," commented Mr. Olcott, "we
will make no announcement, but will
file our suits in the proper manner. I
want to say, however, that Mr. Patrick
never thought he was entitled to tho
Rice millions and he has never and
will never lay a claim to them."
"I was merely a trustee," Interposed
"He was a trustee," continued the
lawyer, "under the terms of a secret
"Why," said Patrick. "Four and a
half million dollars of the Rice mil
lions have been dissipated under the
pretense that it was necessary to pay
for my prosecution, while, as a mat
ter of fact, the City of New York paid
all Just and necessary expenses. The
books at Houston, Tex., will show that.
Wife Looks I p Records.
"Two years ago my wife went to
Houston and engaged a lawyer to get
affidavits and, because he espoused my '
cause, he was shot down by a police
man. They said he was shot for re
sisting arrest, but ho was shot from
the other side of the street.
"Who is at the -head of the con
spiracy?" he was asked.
After thinking for a moment Patrick
answered: "James A. Baker, Jr., of
Houston, Tex., was president of a cor
poration known as the " Rice Institu
tion for the Education of White Per
sons of Houston. Upon Rice's death this
institution was to receive $200,000 in
trust. The trustees were to serve with
out compensation. Rice had even se
lected the site for the building. Then
he became involved in litigation with
his wife, who asserted that under the
Texas law she was entitled to share in
his estate and also maintained that he
was a resident of Texas. Upon her
deathbed she made a will bequeathing
$2,000,000 of her share of Rice's es
tate to her relatives. The will was
probated and Rice returned to New
York and contended that lie was a resi
dent of this state.
Second Will Is on File.
"I was called into conference with
Rice." resumed Patrick, "who said to
me that he believed there were efforts
on foot to swindlo him and I accord
ingly prepared a will for him and under
his direction. This is the will that I
offered for probute and which was re
jected, but has been on file in the Sur
rogate Court ever since.
"The falsity of the charge that the
second Rice will was a forgery," Pat
rick said, "was borne out by the fact
that the indictments for forgery and
perjury against him and David Short
and Morris Meyers, witnesses to the
will, were dismissed by District At
torney Whitman, after Jerome had
failed to press them.
"Today," Patrick went on, "there is
not a charge against me and despite
the cloud once placed upon them both.
Short and Meyers are prosperous. There
have been frquent statements that
these signatures of Rice's were super
imposed on each other, but I-want to
deny that now. These signatures were
all different, although each naturally
resembled the others."
Livestock in County Few.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Nov. 29. (Spe
cial.) In proportion to the population
the Hood River Valley has a smaller
amount of livestock than any other r
community In the State of Oregon, or
perhaps for a rural community in the
United States. The summary of the
tax list Just completed by County As
sessor WIckham shows 149S horses In
the valley, cattle 89, sheep and goats
49, swine and dogs 403. The total val
uation of the county property, exclud
ing that of railroads and public service
corporations, is $9,335,652. Six thou
sand, one hundred and fifty-five acrea
of tillable orchard land Is valued at