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PORTLAND. OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1912.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. LII-IS'O- 16,236.
SON INVOKES LAW
INDIANS SHOOT AT
AVIATORS IN ANDES
WOMEN FLEE WHEN
TO BLOCK ROMANCE
FATHER WILLS $1000 TO OLD
HOSTILE REDMEX BLOW POI
SONED DARTS AT AIRMEN".
GLASGOW UNIVERSITY MEN" EX'
GAGE IX RIOTS.
WILSON TO RELY ON
NO SINGLE ADVISER
Mother Country to En
joy Real Benefit. f
THREE BATTLESHIPS PLANNED
Premier Says Dominion Would
Have Voice in Councils.
SITUATION DEEMED GRAVE
Admiralty Also Prepared to Order
Smaller Craft In Sear Future.
Disaster Predicted If Brit
ain Suffers Defeat.
OTTAWA. Ont., Dec 5. Canada pro
posal to add three of the most power
ful battleships afloat, at a cost of S35.
090.000, to the naval defense of the
British empire. These vessels are to
be built In Great Britain and will form
part of the British fleet, but they can
be recalled to form part of a Canadian
navy should such step be necessary.
This policy was announced late today
In the House of Commons by Premier
Borden in a carefully-prepared address
in which he reviewed the status of the
naval affairs of the world and told of
the burden thrown on the mother coun
. try. through the aggressive naval
policy of Germany, in particular.
Co-Operation Declared Essential.
Premier Borden dwelt upon the
growth of Canada and other over-sea
dominions and with It the Increasing
need of protection. There had now
come up, he said, the problem of com-,
binlng co-operation with autonomy and
it seemed essential that there should
be such . co-operation In defense of
trade as will give to the whole empire
an effective organization In these mat
ters of vital concern.
Here the Premier announced that
with the new order of things. Canada
would have a voice In foreign affairs.
" "When Great Britain no longer as
sumes . solo " responsibility- for defense
upon the high seas," he said, "she can
no longer undertake to assume sole
responsibility for the sole control of
Margin Diminishes Strain.
He quoted a long memorandum pre
pared for the Canadian government by
the Admiralty. It reviewed the recent
growth of the naval forces, especially
those of Germany. It said that In the
Spring of 1915 Great Britain would
have In home waters 26 dread
noughts, two Lord Nelsons and
Ix battle cruisers:- Germany, 17
dreadnoughts and six battle cruisers.
Today Britain has 18 dreadnoughts,
against 19 possessed by the other na
tions of Europe. In 1913 the compara
tive strength will be 24 to 21, in 1914,
31 to 34, and In 1915, 35 to 51.
"Larger margins of superiority at
home," the memorandum states, "would
restore a greater freedom to the move
ments of the British squadrons in every
sea and directly promote the security
of the dominion. Anything which in
creases our margin in the newest ships
diminishes the strain and augments
our security and our chance of being
Defeat Would Mmm Disaster.
Premier Borden pointed to the dis
'astrous effect on Canada and the em
pire that would result from the defeat
cf the British navy.
Twelve years ago the British navy
and flag were predominant on every
ocean of the world," he said. "Today
they were predominant nowhere except
in the North Sea."
The duty of preserving safety at
home had led to calling ships from
distant stations, he declared, and this
In spite of greatly increased expendi
tures for national defenses.
The Tremler explained that none of
the dreadnoughts would be built in
Canada, as the country was not pre
pared to construct such ships, but he
announced that the admiralty was pre
pared to give orders in the early fu
ture for the building In Canada of small
cruisers and auxiliary craft. In con
nection with the department of ship
building, he said, he would not be sur
prised to see the establishment of a
higher class of engineering work
which would produce articles now im
ported into Canada. -Caaada
Be la Cabinet.
Mr. Borden announced that he had
been assured by His Majesty's govern
ment that it would welcome the pres
ence In London of a Canadian Minis
ter and that this Minister would be
regularly summoned to all meetings of
tho committee on Imperial defense and
would be regarded as one of Its per
manent members. No important step
In foreign policy, he said, would be un
dertaken without consultation with
The Premier said that upon the In- j
formation he had disclosed to the
House, the situation. In his opinion, is
sufficiently grave to demand Imme
Debate on tho proposals was set to
begin next Thursday;
Lands Irrigated for Indians.
ORKGO.VIAX NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Dec. 5. The Secretary of the
Interior reports to Congress that last
year S1U.8S9 was expended by his de
partment for the irrigation and drain
acre of Yakima Indian lands and 147.
. 1ST for irrigating Fort Hall Indian
lands In Idaho.
G. IL Gatts, of Linn County, Files
Petition to Have Bequest Set
Aside by Court, ' .
ALBANY, Or., Dec 5. (Special.)
The cold procedure of the lanr, in the
form of a petition to set aside the will
of the late F. M. Gatts. today stepped
In to frustrate a unique romance where'
by Gatts gave 31000 to a woman he
had loved a quarter of a century ago
and whom he had not seen for more
than 20 years. The petition was filed
by G. H. Gatts. a son, and only heir
at law of the estate.
When the will of F. M. Gatts. who
died at his home in Lebanon in Septem
ber, was presented for probate It was
discovered that the old man had be
queathed 31000 to Mrs. Louisa Yancey,
of Wilmington, Va. According to . the
story which developed at that time
Gatts met Mrs. Yancey when he was
living in Virginia more than 20 years
ago. He was then living with his first
wife and Mrs. Yancey also was mar.
ried. Later Gatts and his wife came
to Lebanon, where Mrs. Gatts died
several years ago. In 1902 Gatts mar
ried again. Five years later Mrs. Gatts
obtained a divorce.
After this divorce had been granted
Gatts learned that Mrs. Yancey's hus
band was dead and a correspondence
sprung up between them. Gatts want
ed to marry her, but friends persuaded
him not to do so because Gatts. who
was 69 years old when be died, had
been in poor health and was far dif
ferent In appearance from the man Mrs.
Yancey had known In Virginia 20 years
ago. But though he gave up the idea
of marriage, Gatts continued the cor
respondence with the woman until his
Besides being married twice, Gatts
narrowly missed a third matrimonial
venture In an experience with a mar
riage bureau. A prospective wife, ob
tained through correspondence, went
to Lebanon to marry him but for some
reason the marriage did not take place.
In the petition to set aside the will
G., H. Gatts alleges that when his
father made the wilt he was feeble
in mind and body and Incapable of
making a wllL He also asserts that
In her frequent letters to him Mrs.
Yancey made many protestations of
love, but always ended them, with pleas
for money. He asserts that she so
swayed his mind that he was incapable
of making a Just will.
The value of Gatts' estate is estimated
BULL MQOSERS ARE ALONE
Poindextcr, Dixon and Clapp Vote
With No Republican Aid In Senate.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Dec. 6. Senators Poindexter.
Dixon and Clapp, the only admitted
Bull Moosers In the Senate who have
severed connections with the Republi
can party, found out today just how
they are regarded by their colleagues.
During the hearing of the Archbold
case. Senator Poindexter moved to
admit as evidence certain papers which
had been referred to in the hearing.
A roll call was demanded and when
it was concluded It was found that the
entire Senate, with the exception of
Poindexter, Dixon and Clapp, had voted
to reject Poindexter"s motion. Even the
Insurgent Republicans present voted
against the men who have left the Re
HANGING INVITATIONS OUT
Executions at Salem, December 13,
' to Start at 7:30 in the Morning.
SALEM, Or..' Dec. 8. (Special.) In
vitations to the executions t the State
Penitentiary on Friday. December 13.
which are now being prepared for. show
that it is the plan to hang John M.
Taylor and Nobel Faulder at 7:30
o'clock In the morning.
The executions of Mike Morgan, H. E.
Roberts and Frank S. Garrison, accord
ing to the invitations, are scheduled for
11:30 o'clock in the morning. It has
been customary to hang the prisoners
during the noon hour. - The fact that
there are three men to be hanged at
that time may have caused the earlier
hour to be set so as to not prolong the
executions past 1 o'clock If possible.
JACOB KAMM SLEEPS WELL
Pioneer and Capitalist Shows Im
provement in Illness.
The condition of Jacob Kamm, one
of the earliest pioneers connected with
the steamboats of the city, and a
wealthy capitalist as well, continued
satisfactory all through yesterday. Dur
ing the day he rested comfortably, and
he was enjoying a welcome period of
sleep at a late hour last night.
Inquiries at his home elicited the
news that, with careful watching and
nursing, necessary more on account of
his advanced age than any particular
ailment, there is every probability of
his speedy return to health.
LAND GRANT CASE CLOSES
Final Testimony Taken, Prepara
tory to Arguments.
- SAN FRANCISCO, Dec S. Final tes
timony in the Government's suit to
divest the Oregon & California Rail
road Company of title to 2,300.000 acres
of land extending 30 miles on each side
of -the Southern Pacific's main line
right of way from the California state
line to Portland, was taken today be
fore Special Examiner Willis.
The suit Is now ready for presenta
tion by the United States District At
torney at Portland for a decision.
Invitation to Bryan
WAY PAYED BY NEBRASKAN
Letter Hinting at Visit For
warded to Bermuda.
MANY LEADERS WILL CALL
President-elect Points to Course In
Past as Proof ' That It Is
Against His Policy to Form ,
HAMILTON. Bermuda. Dec S. The
story of Just how the engagement for
the approaching conference of President-elect
Wilson with William Jen
nings Bryan came to be made was told
It seems that Just before Mr. Wilson's
departure from Princeton and while he
was keeping his destination secret In
order to avoid callers, word came to
Mr. Bryan that Mr. Wilson was going
to Florida. It happened that Mr. Bryan
already had made plans to visit Miami
and In writing the President-elect,
casually mentioned the fact and adding
that he might drop in on the next Pres
ident some day If the latter happened
to locate nearby.
Letter Received In Bermuda.
The letter was not received by Mr.
Wilson until after he arrived at Ham
ilton. In reply he said he would be
pleased to meet Mr. Bryan when he re
turned to the United States. This is
the extent of the correspondence on
that subject between the two Demo
cratic leaders since the electton.
The President-elect is not permitting
himself to be troubled by the factional
differences affecting his adiminstration.
"I know that there have been all
sorts of criss-crosses," he said today,
'but there' Is not going to be any trou
ble. Why, it would be downright stu
pidity to start trouble In the present
state of things and' those who expect
it are going to be fooled, and badly
Individual Alliance Shunned.
It Is known that Mr. Wilson's mind
is an open one on many momentous
matters and he has made It clear that
he will have no single adviser. He has
said that anyone who has followed his
course In publio life knows that It Is
contrary to his principles to form in
dividual alliances. His idea is to coun
sel with all those who are in a position
to aid him in the furtherance of poli
cies that are for the common good.
Immediately upon his return home he
will meet many party leaders, though
no engagement other than that with
Mr. Bryan has been made.
Confidence Felt In Underwood.
In his hope that Congress will ful
fill Its campaign pledges. Governor
Wilson is encouraged by his confidence
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IT IS NOW UP TO DAD.
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Three French Aeroplanists Buffeted
by Snow Storm Biplane Is
Left With Aboriglnees.
NEW YORK, Dec. 5. (Special.)
Three French aviators, who crossed the
Andes In . a biplane through blinding
snow storms and dared the poisoned
darts of hostile' South American In
dtans, sailed from New York for home
today on the La Savole.
The aviators were Dr. Ignaclo Allen
de, Pierre Vllllard and M. Le Compte
Saint Croix de la Ronclere.
The trio started from San Diego,
Chile, August 14 in a Curtlss biplane
with a supply of evaporated food and
many thicknesses of clothing. They
Intended to make ISO miles a day and
land in Southern Bolivia.
On the fourth day, at an altitude of
4000 feet, the airmen, became lost. Vll
llard became frostbitten and the men
descended In a blinding snow storm. The
aeroplane landed on a narrow ledge
barely wide enough for It to rest on,
where the eagles had made their nests.
In danger of freezing, they started
out again In three, hours and reached
a sheltered valley.
On the sixth day the biplane de
scended in a thick forest. Indians
with blowguns and poisoned darts at
tacked them and the aviators fled after
a hard fight, leaving their machine.
They made their way through thick
forests to the village of Essang, Bo
livia. ' .
MISS MORSE BRINGS SUIT
Former Banker's Sister Holds Rail
way Gets Property Illegally. .
NEW YORK, Dec 5. Suit in behalf
of a sister of Charles W. Morse, the
former banker, was filed today against
the New York, New Haven & Hartford
The action was instituted by Miss
Jennie Morse In the court of chancery
as a stockholder of the Metropolitan
Steamship Company. She, as the holder
of 167 shares of stock, alleges that the
Metropolitan Company was so Illegally
manipulated that it came into the con
trol of the New York, New Haven &
Hartford Railroad and thereby gave to
that corporation a complete monopoly
CI-, the 'passenger and freight traffic
water lines between New York and
Miss Morse requests the court to have
the transactions annulled and the
steamers Yale and Harvard sold to a
Paclfio Coast line, returned to the Met
ropolitan Stemli5 Company.'. -
TRAIN PASSES OVER YOUTH
Lad Stealing Ride Falls and Saves
Life by Clinging to Ties.
REDDING. Cal., Dec. 5. Flattened
between the rails. John Crews, of Spo
kane, 19 years old, lay on the roadbed
near Delta last night while ten heavy
passenger coaches passed over his
body. Stealing a ride on the brake
beams, he had lost his hold and fallen.
The engineer of the next passenger
train that came along saw him In the
glare of the headlight, stopped and
brought him to' the hospital here. His
Injuries did not Include any broken
Plan to Rob John D. Foiled.
NEW YORK, Dec 6. Written direc
tions for entering the house of John
D. Rockefeller at Pocantico Hills, New
York, and burglar tools were found
today upon a man arrested here,
charged with burglary in Highwood,
N. J. The man gave his name as
Operations at Janina
REASONS FOR DELAY GIVEN
Fleet Moved to Prevent Turks
From Gaining by Armistice.
PROBLEMS TO BE SOLVED
French Premier Points Out That It
Will Bo Necessary to Determine
Amount of Turkish Public Debt
to Be Assumed by Balkans.
LONDON. Dec 5. Greece officially
announced tonight that she would par
ticipate in the peace negotiations.
It Is expected both from Sofia ana
Athens that Greece held out from the
armistice in agreement with the allies
to prevent Turkey from profiting from
the armistice to improve ner military
An unconfirmed report from Athens
says the Qreeks are continuing their
operations against Janina, but else
where orders have been receivea to
Reports current yesterday that ar
rangements had been made for re
vlctuallng the besieged garrisons ap
pear to have been incorrect.
Provisions to Be Delayed.
Provisioning will not begin until the
peace conference has been inaugurat
ed. The Bulgarian government organ.
Mir, in an editorial today dilates on the
advantages to Turkey of a good under
standing with Bulgaria. It declares
that Turkey's salvation lies net in conr
tinulng the war, but in seeking a rap
prochement with Bulgaria.
Thfl Frnnch Premier. M. Polncalre, In
a speech In the Chamber of Deputies,
made an imDortant pronouncement in
dicating that the difficult problems
would b-solved at the-; London ton
ference and expressed the hope that
Turkey speedily would recover ner
France Mar - Call Convention.
Kb said It would be necessary to
determine what part of the Turkish
public debt should be taken over oy
tho Balkan states, and added that
France probably would arrange special
conventions with the allies for the
protection of French interests in the
A ' semi-official statement issued to
nleht at Athens protests against inter
pretlng the fact that Greece did not
Kle-n the armistice as proof that dls
senslons existed among the allies and
deolares that it was by 'a demand of
the allies that Greece adopted an attl
tude of difference from that of thi
If aval Freedom Desired.
The exDlanatlon given that Greece's
course was due to her anxiety that her
naval action had not been interrupted
in the Ionian Sea to prevent the re-
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Demonstration by Women Resented.
Police Quell Disturbers Only
. After Pitched Battle.
GLASGOW, Dec. S. Hundreds of or
ganized students of Glasgow University
went to the headquarters of the Wom
en's Social and Political Union today
and- completely wrecked the offices.
The attack was the outcome of suf
fragette demonstration during the in
stallation of Augustine BIrrell, Chief
Secretary for Ireland, as lord rector of
Wild scenes followed the wrecking
operations, finally culminating In a riot
which was subdued only by baton
charges by the police.
After smashing the front windows of
the women's headquarters with stones
the students rushed In, disregarding
the cries of "cowards" 'from the three
women left in charge of the place.
They demolished the Interior and de
stroyed everything they could lay their
One student, seizing a suffrage ban
ner, marched out through the wrecked
front of the building, leading a howl
ing mob to meet the atttak of the po
lice. A lively battle ensued, and finally
the police drew their batons and
charged. They arrested a student, but
his comrades fell upon the police In an
effort to rescue him. The fight was
waged up and down the streets, but
the best the police could do was to hold
their prisoner and capture one of the
rescuing party. Later two other stu
dents were taken into custody, but all
were liberated on ball.
The . Installation ceremonies at the
university were carried out, but ten
women were ejected during their prog
JURY OF WOMEN CONVICTS
Idaho Woman Found Guilty by Pan-
el of Own Sex in Half Hour.
BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 6. (Special.)
Women jurors were on trial in Idaho
for the first time in the history of the
state today and they made good.
Impaneled as a jury In the Probate
Court at Twin Falls, leading society
women of that city returned a verdict
of guilty against one of their own sex,
Mrs. Edward Booth, charged with a
misdemeanor In nourishing a deadly
weapon, a Colt's 38 revolver, at Ar
tlsur Requa. -
The women Jurors, members of the
Twentieth Century Club, filed into the
jury box at 10 o'clock in the morning
and as their names were called they re
sponded as follows: . Mrs. P. W. Rob
erts, Mrs. J. H. Seaver, Mrs. Burton E.
Morse, Mrs. W. F. Pike, Mrs. H. B. Will
iams and Mrs. J. B. Hill.
Probate Judge J. W. Shields desig
nated Mrs. Pike as forewoman. Early
In the afternoon the Jury retired with
the case and returned a verdict of
guilty within half an hour. Mercy was
recommended by the Jury.
TEAL CAMPAIGN FAVORED
Gratifying Reports Received by Com
mittee Urging Candidacy.
Under the leadership of the commit.
tee . from the Portland Ad Club, the
campaign to secure the appointment of
J. N. Teal to the office of Secretary
of the Interior ts being extended to all
parts of the country, especially the
Pacific Coast cities, -and the pledges
of support being received are highly
encouraging to Mr. Teal's adherents.
Prominent men In the National af
fairs In the waterways and reclamation
organizations have, almost without ex
ception, willingly lent their indorse
ment to the Teal campaign when they
have been requested for such an in
Phil S. Bates, chairman of the com
mittee which is carrying on the cam
paign for the Ad Club In Mr. Teal's
behalf, announces that more than 3000
copies of various . articles Indorsing
Mr. Teal's candidacy have been sent
out and that they will reach the ma
jority of the important commercial or
ganizations in the United States.
Prisoner Sentenced! for 10 Years Is
Removed to Asylum.
PISA, 'Dec 6. Giuseppe de Marnsls,
one of the members of the Camorra,
who was convicted at Vlterbo of being
implicated In the murder of Cuoccolo
and sentenced to 30 years' imprison
ment, has become Insane.
He has been transferred to an asylum
for the criminal insane.
TREES EVIDENCE OF WRECK
Fishermen Find Christmas Greens;
Ship So Laden Is Missing.
MANITOWOC, Wis., Dec. 6. Mute
evidence tending to show that the
schooner Rose Simmons lies at the bot
tom of Lake Michigan off Two Rivers
Point, 22 miles north of this city, was
brought here today by fishermen who
found entangled in their nets several
Christmas tree tops, presumably part of
the schooner's cargo.
23D CHILD IS WELCOMED
Iowa Father, Married Four Times, Is
Parent Again at 73.
Davenport, Iowa. Dec. 6. Henry
Disher, of Davenport, aged 73 years.
and a veteran of the Civil War, just
welcomed his twenty-third child. It Is
a few days old. His oldest Is a. son,
43 years old. All are living.
He has been married four times.
Blease Profane in De
CONSTITUTION HELD NAUGHT
Mob Law Views Arouse Pro
tests of Associates.
DIVORCE LAWS DEBATED
South Carollnan Defends Position of
His State, Which Permits No Di
vorce for Any- Cause, and
Boasts Pardon Record.
RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 5. Many wom
en in attendance on the Governor's con
ference today hurriedly left the hall
when Governor Blease. of South Caro
lina, for the second time defending his
doctrine of lynching negroes guilty of
criminal assault, shouted the words :
"To hell with the Constitution."
This sentiment was in response to a
question by Governor Carey, of Wyo
ming, who desired to know whether
Governor Blease had not taken an oath
to uphold the Constitution and laws of
his state, and if these laws did not
protect negroes as well as White men.
Blease Says He's Flgbter.
"I will answer that question," replied
the South Carollnan, "and I hope the
newspapermen will get it right, for in
my campaign in South Carolina they
found that I am a fighter and a cold
blooded fighter. When the Constitu
tion steps between me and the defense
of the virtue of the white women of
my state, I will resign my commission -and
tear It up and throw vlt to the
breezes. I have heretofore said, 'To
hell with the Constitution.'"
When women, some of them wives
and daughters of Governors, left the
ball on hearing this. Governor Blease
Plea for Thooghtfalnesa Made.
Governor Gilchrist, of Florida, an
swered Governor Blease.
"The first thing," he said, "that In
dicates a manly man or a womanly -woman
Is thoughtful consideration for
Later Governor Shafroth, of Colo
rado, referred to the lynch-law doc
trine. "One mob can do mors Injury to so
ciety," he said, "than 20 murderers, be
cause a lynching permeates the entire
community and produces anarchy. The
Influence of mob rule is most repre
hensible. When laws are . made It
should be the duty of a Governor to
enforce them, whether he approve
them or not. When the law prescribes
hanging for an offense and a man Is
found guilty, he should be hanged,
whether white or black, and there is
no excuse for mob rule. I conceive it
to be our duty as Governors to declare
for law and order.''
Divorce- Laws 1nder Debate.
Papers read by Governors Oddie, of
Nevada, and Hawley, of Idaho, on uni
formity in divorce laws, were under
consideration when Governor Bleaxe
spoke. He defended the position of
South Carolina, where no divorce is
permitted for any cause. He reverted
again to his pardon record, boasting
that he had pardoned and paroled more
negroes than all other Governors of bis
state combined since 1876.
"Unless there Is a change in North.
Carolina In six years," Governor Kltch
1s, of that state, said, "the sentiment
for standing by the law dally gains
strength." He believed there should be
convictions In nearly every case when
there Is a lynching.
Governor Mann, of Virginia, said that
he would call out every soldier In the
state, if necessary, to protect a man
under arrest and give him a fair trial.
PARIS FEARS WAR FAMINE
Steps Taken to Provide City With
Wheat to Anticipate Clash.
PARIS, Dec. 5. M. Galli, president of
the City Council, called today on M.
Millerand, Minister of War, and urged
that the government take steps to in
sure the efficacy of the law of 189?,
providing for the proper provisioning
of, Paris with wheat in case of war.
M. Galll affirmed that if war were '
declared Paris would be without bread
in three or four days.'
This was due, he said, to the fact
that all the railroads leading to Paris
would be used for the mobilization of
troops and no merchandise or food
could be brought to the metropolis. -
RAILWAY LIABLE FOR MAIL
Government Rules That Roads Musi
Pay for Losses In Wrecks.
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 5. The Gov
ernment has won a point in Its con
tention that railroads which carry mall
are liable for damages to registered
matter destroyed in wrecks.
The Union Pacific demurred to the
complaint of the Government asking
112,000 compensation for postal losses
in a disaster seven years ago at Assay,
Wyo. Judge John A. Marshall. In the
United States District Court, overruled
the dcraurrer today.