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ORDEAL TOO MUCH
Pujo's Trip to Jekyl Is
SPASM OVERCOMES WITNESS
Whispered Answers Almost
Result in Collapse.
PLAYING OF GOLF DENIED
House Money Trust Committee Gels
Xo New Information Except As- .
snrance of. Real Illness
of Noted Financier.
.TEKYL ISLAND. Ga.. Feb. 7. A
rpism of the throat that left William
Jlockefeller a strangling, trembling
old man, on the verge of nervous col
lapse, abruptly terminated his exam
ination by Chairman Pujo and Counsel
Samuel Untermyer, of the House money
trust committee, here today.
Mr. Rockefeller was asked Just four
questions, all practically Immaterial,
before the attack forced the conclusion
of the hearing. The aged Standard Oil
magnate was closeted with the com
mitteemen for only 12 minutes. At
th end of the time he was assisted to
Ms couch by Dr. Walter F. Chappelle.
his physician, who declared hla patient
Six Months Search Ends.
In Mr. Rockefeller's apartment In
the Sans Souel Club, on the Isolated
Island occupied by that exclusive mil
lionaires' club, the 72-year-old Stand
ard Oil magnate submitted to the ques
(ions. There ended the six months'
search of the Government process serv
rrs, who sought the reluctant witness
from New York to the Bahamas and
who laid siege to his New York home.
The net result of the examination,
so far as the'money trust Investigation
was concerned, added practically noth
ing of value to the record. It did
demonstrate to the satisfaction of Mr.
I'ntermyer and Mr. Pujo that Mr.
Rockefeller hardly was a fit subject
Physically for a gruelling examination
on the details of his financial career.
Members of the Je-kyl Island Club and
Dr. Walter E. Chappelle shook their
heads doubtfully tonight when asked
about Mr. Rockefeller's physical condi
tion. Coadltloa of Throat Serious.
"Mr. Rockefeller is In a very serious
state," said Dr. Chappelle. He said a
new growth of malignant nature re
cently had formed In Mr. Rockefeller's
throat, and that serious developments
' were to be expected at any time.
The trembling hands of the once
active head of the powerful Standard
Oil group of bankers settled on the
arms of his chair as he arose to greet
his visitors. He did not remain stand
ing long, however, and his whispered
word of greeting was Inaudible to even
those nearest him.
The chair of Mr. Rockefeller was
moved close beside a small table, at
which the official stenographer took
"You will please be sworn. Mr. Rock
efeller," said Chairman Pujo, but as
the oil magnate endeavored with con
siderable difficulty to arise, the chair
man motioned him back to his seat.
Seated, with his trembling hand uplift
ed, the oil magnate took the oath.
Protest -Made In Writing-
As soon as he was sworn the Stand
ard Oil magnate handed to the sten
ographer a slip of paper, with the
whispered request that the sten
ographer read It.
"I am urgently advised .and warned."
read the stenographer, "by my physi
cian, that this examination Is preca
rious to the condition of my throat. 1
desire, however, to make the effort, as
I have not now and never had any
disposition to avoid testifying before
your committee except as I have been
cautioned by my physician that doing
so would endanger my life. If I And
hat the strain la too great for me to
take further risk. I shall have to ask
ycur Indulgence In not pressing the
"As I have lost my voice. I would
rsteem it a privilege If you would
permit me to whisper my answers to
the official stenographer who sits be
side me and who will read them aloud.
It is Impossible for me to write them."
i itf.rm.rr states Position.
This was agreed to and Mr. Unter
myer stated the position oi me com
mittee as follows:
"Mr. Rockefeller, the chairman will
expect you and your physicians to ad
vise us if you feel at any time that
your condition becomes such as to ren
der farther examination Inadvisable."
"What is your residence?" asked Mr.
The strained face of the witness bent
close to the ear of the waiting sten
ographer, who read:
"Six eighty-nine Fifth avenue. New
"Referring to the statement Just
made by you, Mr. Rockefeller." said
Mr. Untermyer. "it Is currently report
ed that your health la such that you
are able to play golf and Indulge in
sports of that sort. What Is the fact
s to thatT"'
After another pause the stenographer
"I have never played a game, of golf
In my lite. 1 try to taae open-air ex
ercise every day. That Is the extent
4 WARSHIPS GO TO
UCMORS OF TROUBLE CAUSE
Rebellion In Honduras, Unrest in
Guatemala, Designs on Nicara
gua, Appear on Horizon.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. The storm
clouds over Central America, with the
single exception of Costa Rica, caused
the United States today to order four
Reports upon which this Government
took action came from many quarters,
and. though in most cases they were
somewhat vague and speculative, they
were strongly of the same general
tenor that It was no longer thought
wise' to permit American Interests in
Central America to remain exposed to
In Salvador the attempted assassina
tion last Tuesday of President Araujo
by a band of conspirators Is believed
K.r.. i. threaten trouble, although he
sent assurances today that the country
. . v.Mln, mrhVAmATltfl in
uumora ui ibuwuuuo
Honduras and unrest In Guatemala
have been current, while In New urieans
there are gathering soldiers of fortune
j .u.rii rf Zelava. the deposed
dictator, credited with sinister designs
on the government of President .uiaz.
To meet the situation so far as it is
possible at this time, the Na-y De
partment has ordered the gunboat
Annapolis, now at San Diego, ai..
proceed Immediately to Amapala, Hon
duras. The cruiser Denver will pro
ceed from Acapulco, Mexico, to
Acajutla, Salvador, and the gunboat
Des Moines, after finishing target
practice, will be ordered from San
Domingo to Bluefields. Nlc. Further to
protect the Atlantic Coast, the gun
boat Nashville, at New Orleans, has
oeen ordered to Puerto Cortez, Hon
duras, or Puerto Barrios, Guatemala.
$250 WANTED FOR KISS
Woman Alleges Man "Blacked" Her
Eyes During Scnffle.
For-one stolen kiss, Verne Grover
may have to pay $250. provided the Con
stable can catch up with him. In ad
dition he faces a charge of assault and
battery, growing out of the same trans
action. Both charges are preferred by
Mrs. Lillian Roberts.
Mrs Roberts thinks that a $250 Judg
ment Is the only poultice that will
assuage the pain In a blackened eye,
which she declared she sustained In
resisting the ardent embraces of
Grover. The alleged theft occurred
several days ago in a Fulton boarding
house, where Mrs. Roberts Is employed
and where Grover was a lodger.
In her pleadings In .the civil suit the
plaintiff alleges that Grover. while
fighting to overcome her coyness. In
flicted a blow which bruised her eye,
"causing her great mental and phys
ical suffering." She employed an at
torney to further the civil action, while
District Attorney Evans is looking out
tor the criminal charge.
BIG MEDICAL COLLEGE PLAN
University of Chicago Stay Become
Center for Science Study.
CHICAGO. Feb. 7. A vast medical
college which would make Chicago the
unquestioned center for the studv of
medical science is ready for launching
by the trustees of the University of
The millions required for its endow-
ent are being sought among Chica
go's wealthy men and unutilized land
facing the Midway Plaisance will fur
nish the site for the array of costly
Announcement of the plans was made
In the annual report of President
Harry Piatt Judson, submitted to the
trustees. Plans for the new school
contemplate the absorption of the
Hush Medical College and the creation
of elaborate facilities for advanced re
search work In every line of medical
and surgical science.
SENATOR'S WORD PLEASES
"Flatitudlnarlal Assurances" and
"Whangdoodle Haste" Puzzlers,
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. Dictionaries
were in great demand today In the
Senator Martin declared Senator
Clark, chairman of the Judiciary com
mittee, had given only "platitudlnarlal
assurances" of what was to be done
with the Clayton antl-lnjunction bill.
Senator Nelson asserted that Senator
Martin was going at the question with
Senator Martin retorted he believed
there had been "whangdoodle" delay,
but he admitted he did not know what
"Senator Williams, of Mississippi, the
great authority on such phrases, Isn't
here to help me out. he said.
BUNCO GAME CAUSES DEATH
Man. Worries Over Loss of S7000
and Health Falls Him.
RANT A CRUZ. Cal..' Feb. 7. Broken
In health and spirit over the loss of
J7000, which was taken from him sev
eral months ago by a gang of bunco
men In San Francisco, Louis Dodero
a Santa Cruz capitalist, died today.
From the time that Dodero tell vic
tim to the confidence men his health
hemn to fail.
Several men. believed to be the ones
who fleeced Dodero, are now in prison
in San Francisco awaiting trial. They
are said to be members of a band of
Italian confidence workers who have
operated In cities from New York to
HOUSE KNOCKS OUT
HOME RULE PLAN
Vote of 32 to 25 Nails
Move to Submit.
INITIATIVE IS NOW PROBABLE
Suggestion of Weeks of Mar
ion Backed by Schuebel.
BIG LOBBY HEARS DEBATE
Representatives From Portland Gen
eral Ministerial Association on
Hand to See Lower Assembly
Turn Down Senate Sanction.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Feb. 7.
(Special.! Notwithstanding the fact
that the Senate had sanctioned the sub
mission to the people In 1914 of the
so-called home rule amendment, passed
by the people In 1910, the House this
afternoon, by a vote of 32 to 25, re
fused so to submit tne amendment and
It will not, therefore, go to the people
through the medium of the Legislature.
It is Intimated here that It will, how
ever, be voted on by means of the
A large lobby was present when the
debate, which lasted from 2 to 3:30, was
In progress, among them a committee
from the Portland General Ministerial
Association Dr. J. W. McDougall. su
perintendent of Portland district of the
Methodist Episcopal Church; Kev. w.
F. Reagor. pastor of the First Chris
tian Church, and Rev. Frank D. Finiey,
pastor of the First United Presbyterian
Church at Portland.
The vote was an out-and-out one.
only two members being absent by per
mission of the House, these being Camp
bell and Lofgren. Hill of Polk County
was the lone, member who got out Into
the corridor and did not vote. .
Eaton Changes Vote.
Eaton changed his vote in order to
move a reconsideration later.
The . vote was as follows.- ok- - the
question indefinitely to pqstpone:
Ayes Abbott, Anderson of Wasco,
Applegren, Barton, Carkln, Carpenter.
Chapman, Eaton, Forbes, Doerstrom,
Hagood, Handley, Heltzel, llinkle, La-
tourette. Meek, Mitchell. - Murnane.
Nichols, Nolta, Olson, Pcirce, Potter,
Reames, Schnoerr. Smith, Spsncer, Stan
Held, Stranahan, Upton, Westerlund,
Noes Anderson of Clatsop, Belland,
Blanchard, Bonebrake, Brunk, Childs,
Homan, Howard, Hughes, Hurd, John
son, Laughlin, Lawrence, Lewelllng,
Mann. Massey. McDonald, Parsons,
Porter, Schuebel, Thomas, Weeks.
Hill Not Excused.
Absent (excused on account of ill-
(Concluded on Page 8.)
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 37
Arm: minimum. 30 deffrees.
TODAY Pair; easterly winds, decreasing In
Hons refuses to submit home rule to popu
lar vote. Page 1. .
Senator Thompson pledges life fight for O.
A. C. farm extension bill. Page 8.
Widows' pension bill passes Senate and is
ready lor lioveruvr b nvi-.vu. .
Washington House overwhelminglr supports
good roads legislation. Pago
Minimum wage bill passed by Oregon Sen-
... XM ft
Oregon may stand one-hnlf of cost of Co
lumbia bridge, rage s.
Kurdish raiders terrorize Thrace. Pais 2-
British scientists report on bh-tB oi aiom.
Four warships sent to Central America on
r.r .-niihle. Pass 1.
State Department reports on Peruvian rub
ber outrages, rase x.
MaeVeftch defends order regarding placing
of customs receipts in banks. Pago o.
William Rockefeller unable to bear "train
of examination anempteo. i
land, page 1.
Divorce colony at Reno wiped ont by Ne-
,i T.j.,ialAture. Page 5.
Bullets are tired In coal strike riot In West
Virginia. Fage .
Litigation over will of Mary Baker O. Eddy
- .. ... I w ..rnnoromlse. Pago 1.
Rosenthal's gambling partner unfolds emas-
lng tale or p b'"- "
Shipping trust probe witness says Stotea-
bury would iurmsu wwiw "
business. Page 3.
General" Rosalie Jones says doien suffra
gists will Join in March to Washington.
Beach acquitted of assault on wife. Page S.
"Shoe Last Trust- aissoivea Dy
Beavers to play three games with Chicago
White Sox. Page 14.
Wolgast agrees to meet Harlem Tommy
Murphy FebruSry 22. Page 1.
Fair dates arranged for Northwest circuit.
. Commercial and Marine.
Early shorn woo. 1 Northwest Is being
marketed, iw -
Wheat sells lower at Chicago on favorable
crop outlook. Page 15.
Stock market stronger, but with less Inter
est. Page 15.
Industrial and mercantile reports are of
activity. Page 14.
Dalles Citv unable to ascend Columbia be
cause of gale. Page 10
Portland and Vicinity.
Commission men prepare for trials on In
dictments charging restraint of trade.
Fire for time menaces Portland's gas plant.
Page 0. . , t
District Attorney's office will Insist
trial of cases when complaint Is ri.ca.
Page 0. '
Gay Lombard addresses Realty Board on
k.n..mi.nt. Paae 10.
Committeeman Williams uncertain that
nominations win oe muu-". -
Irvlngton Club entertains children and
Blaekstone Club has society dance.
Page 7. m
FEDERAL RECORDS BURNED
Fire Does' Damage to One of Agri
cultural Buildings. -
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. Fire at 2
o'clock this morning broke out in one
of the new buildings of the Depart
ment of Agriculture. The flames had
gained considerable headway before
they were discovered by a watchman
The blaze was confined to a room in
the basement in which were stored rec
ords and supplies belonging to the bu
reau of plant industry.
Most of the records were destroyed.
The loss to the Government will not
be known until the officials of the bu
reau have had opportunity to Investi
gate, but it will reach into the thou
sands of dollars.
AT SALEM THE STEAM ROLLER IS AT
MNK Kin ;
it u i ii it i i t a- ... .j i i i
lil RUBBER REGION
Taft Sends Report on
Conditions in Peru.
CONSUL SEES LITTLE HOPE
Profit Depends on Harshest
Treatment of People.
FREEBOOTERS NO BETTER
nogging, Mutilation, Even Death,
Inflicted for Failure to Pay as
Commanded by Masters of
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. With the
transmission to Congress today by
President Taft of a special State De
partment report compiled by American
Consul Stuart J. Fuller at Iqultos,
Peru, on the Anglo-Saxon exploitations
of South American Indians In the Put
iimnvn district of Peru, conclusions on
the same subject by Frederlco Alfonso
Pezet, Peruvian. Minister to tne unueu
States, were made public by the State
The latter statement shows that the
Peruvian government has been aware
of every step taken by American Con
sul Fuller, and the Minister gives as
surance that already steps have been
taken by his government for the Im
provement of "conditions In the Putu
mayo territory. Although It was feared
at first that Consul Fuller's efforts
had been made valueless In many re
spects by the espionage of agents of
a British rubber company. State De
partment officials now aro hopeful
that the crying abuses of which the
native victims have been long-suffering
victims eventually will be ter
minated. Catholics Expected to Aid.
In bringing the Putumayo. district
under the protection of Peruvian law,
and the administration of Justice, the
Minister points out that -his- govern
ment will rely largely upon the co
operation of the Roman Catholic hier
archy. Minister Pezet declares that the
mora! uplift of the aborigines has re
ceived special attention and that the
administration has decided to direct
a bishopric at Quitos and establish
five missions throughout the district.
With the priests from these missions
living among them and Instructing
them, Senor Pezet is confident the In
dians will be effectually protected
form any new attempts to maltreat or
brutalize them. He says the govern
ment at Lima will keep In touch with
the Putumayo country by wireless and
that a flotilla of 'gunboats will patrol
Concluded on Page 5.)
VOi. Glenn O. HOLM AH,
CHEMISTS XOW PROMISE TO
Report of Birth of Atom, Made by
British Scientists, Declared to
Hold Momentous Import.
LONDON. Feb. 7. (Special.) The
keenest Interest has been aroused In
the scientific world by the reports of
the birth of an atom made to the
Chemical Society by Professors Ram
say, Collie and Patterson. If further
experiments confirm this. It Is possi
ble that the creation of matter spon
taneously with the birth of an element
like ' helium or neon will be funda
mentally more - important than the
spontaneous birth of life.
Professor Smlthell's declaration that
the papers of Ramsay, Collie and Pat
terson are momentous, and that they
possess greater interest than any hith
erto brought before the Chemical So
ciety Is regarded as specially signifi
cant, because he Is known as a cau
tious chemist, and It was among chem
ista that the largest amount of skep
ticism over Ramsay's previous experi
ments was manifested.
"My discovery points the way for a
change of one form of matter sup
posed to be Incapable of it into an
other," said Professor Ramsay tonight.
"Does It mean, for instance, you will
be able to change lead Into gold?"
Ramsay was asked.
"I do not know," was the reply. "The
cost would probably be too great to
make It worth while. The Importance
of the discovery Is that we have de
ciphered another line in the book of
nature and opened the door to further
Professor J. Norman Collie said to
night: "Yes, we have finally achieved
the transmutations of elements and
have also accomplished it artificially.
We have now reached a stage whence
I am able to say It will be possible to
transmute any element, provided we
are able to generate sufficient energy.
"It is likely now that the future
will see the dream of the ancient al
chemists fulfilled. , The invention of
the atomic theory killed their specula
tions, but, now we shall be obliged to
discard the atomlo theory.'
ACTRESS TAKES ICY DIVE
Portland Girl Plunges Into Bay
From Tacoma Span for "Movies."
TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 7. (Special.)
From a poise atop the center span
of the old Eleventh-street Bridge today
Miss Vivian Marshall, aged 19. of Port
land, appearing at a local vaudeville
house, dived 75 feet into the icy waters
of Commencement Bay and swam near
ly 100 yards to the launch where her
mother was waiting for her.
Miss' Marshall's dive Is unique, it
was especially performed for the
"movies." Since the old span's earliest
day it has been the chosen place for
the despondent and unfortunate to end
their sufferings, and many have taken
the same dive as that of the daring
young swimmer this morning, with a
far different purpose. No other person
will ever take the plunge from the old
bridge. It is being fast dismantled.
TUTTLE RETURNS TO JAIL
Man Freed to Bury Wife Voluntarily
Goes Back to Finish Term.
After having been released by the
Federal authorities from temporary
service of a sentence In the County
Jail, for selling liquor to an Indian,
to attend the funeral of his wife. Clin
ton Tuttle gave himself up yesterday
to complet three weeks more of his
He had been released previously to
make arraigements for his wife's care,
when she was critically ill with con
sumption, and at her death he was
again allowed to arrange for her fu
neral and prepare for the care of their
Tuttle, while acting as a barkeeper,
sold some liquor to a Klamath In
dian, who was attending the United
States District Court as a witness, and
pleaded guilty when indicted.
POLICE WARN AUT0ISTS
Arrests Will Be Made Unless New
Iicenses Are Obtained.
Days of grace for , the automobile
owners who have neglected obtaining
their licenses for the current year,
are growing few. Arguing that five
weeks Is fully sufficient time for the
Issuance of the -10.000 licenses required
in the state, the police have com
menced a systematic course of warn
ing the delinquents, and within a short
time will proceed to make 'arrests.
The number of 1912 licenses still ex
hibited on automobiles Is quite large,
though it has been decreasing with
each week. -
The police complain that they have
not yet received any list of the new
licenses and up to the present the only
means of learning the name of the
owner of an automobile is by applica
tion to Salem:
DOLLAR GOES UNWRAPPED
Stamp on One Side, Address on
Other, Enough for Mailing.
ST. LOOS. Feb. 7. A silver dollar
sent by parcel post was received to
day at the St. Louis postofflce. The
stamp was placed on one side of the
coin and the address, written on a
piece of paper, was glued on the other
The dollar was sent by M. L. Addlng
ton. of Yukon, Okla, to his S-year-old
daughter, who la visiting here.
EDDY WILL ENDS
Natural Heirs Agree
CHURCH WILL GET $2,000,000
Passes Enabling Act.
SONS RELEASE COPYRIGHTS
Glover and Foster Eddy to Hav
$175,000 Now Held by Trustees.
Arrangement Is Said to Be Sat
isfactory to All Parties. i
BOSTON, Feb. T. Litigation orsr the.
bequest of $2,000,000 made to the First
Church of Christ. Scientist, of Boston,
by Mrs. Mary Baker C Eddy ended to
day when her natural heirs Joined with
the trustees of the churoh in proposed
decrees entered In the several courts
Coincident with this action the Mas
sachusetts House concurred with the
Senate In an enabling aot, which per
mits the mother church to accept and
use the money for the advancement of
Christian Science as directed by its
Four stipulations compose the de
crees which were entered simultaneous
ly in the courts of Massachusetts and
New Hampshire and the Federal Court
for the District of Jew Hampshire.
Ilrlra Abaadosj Suit a.
In these, George VT. Glover, of Lead,
S. D and F. J. Foster Eddy, of Water-
bury, Vt.. son and adopted son of Mrs.
Eddy, abandon their suits for a share
in the estate and renounce their claims
to money left the church.
The trustees on thetr part consent
that the administrator shsll pay 15000
for the assignment of the son's con
tingent right to renew in their lifetime
the copyrights upon their mother's pub
lished works. They further consent
that the trustees holding $173,000
(which Is the trust fund portion of the
1290,000 settled on them by Mrs. Eddy
In 1909 in lieu of their share of the
estate) shall not further claim that
their rights in that fund were forfelten
by their action In subsequent court
proceedings. As one of the attorneys
representing Glover and Foster Eddy,
Herbert Parker said tonight:
"The stipulations from the viewpoint
of the heirs finally and conclusively
terminate all present litigation and
preclude the 'possibility of further liti
gation by them with respeot to the dis
position of the estate.
Termlnatlosi la Amicable,
"The termination of this litigation
has been brought about amicably and
voluntarily on the part of the heirs,
and all parties have Joined In mutual
consent to the entry of the proposed
decrees in the several courts."
It Is maintained by both parties that
no consideration other than that shown
in the stipulations influenced the re
tirement of the heirs from a contest
that has occupied the courts for mora
than two years.
Mrs. Eddy died at Newton, Mass De
cember 4. 1910. Her will, which dis
posed of an estate of about t2.SOO.000,
left apparently 12,000.000 in trust to
the First Church of Christ, Scientist, of
Boston. The two sons, who a year be
fore her death had received from Mrs.
Eddy $290,000 In satisfaction of all
claims against her estate, attacked the
will In January, 1911, Invoking statutes
of New Hampshire and Massachusetts,
which limit bequests to churches to
sums returning annual Incomes of not
more than JiOoO and $2000 In the re
spective states. Eventually the ques
tion of the validity of the will reached
the Supreme Courts of both states.
In New Hampshire the will was up
held. The Supreme Court of Massa
chusetts ruled that the $2,000,000 as a
bequest could not be received by the
mother church, but at the same time
declared that the will of the bene
ficiary should be respected. That this
might be accomplished the trustees of
the church obtained the introduction in
the Legislature of the enabling act
CHCKCH ATTORNEY SlTtPIUSED
Sons' Withdrawal of Denunciation
of Christian Science Pleases.
CONCORD, N. H., Feb. 7. General
Frank S. Streeter, who represented tli
Christian Science Church in the agree
ment for the discontinuance of t!i3
action brought to break the will of
Mrs. Eddy, said tonight:
"In view of the-denunciatory allega
tions in the court pleadings of Mrs.
Eddy's two sons against her, her re
ligion and the officials of her church,
the recent proposal of their counsel to
end that litigation came to us as an
agreeable surprise. It was especially
gratifying that Mr. Parker willingly
should agree that the sons' pleadings
should be so amended as to contain no
allegations reflecting on Mrs. Eddy or
on the religion of Christian Science or on
the integrity and good faith of her
associates, counsel and truatees and
that all said allegations shall be ex
punged from the record."
(Concluded en Fas 2.
the Pacific Coast.