Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, April 02, 1913, Image 1

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VOL. LIII NO. l.iw. 1 :
Women and Children
Flee From Flood.
Waters Rushing In on Desert
ed Negro Section.
tttx Four Embankment Crumbles
ad Halt Railroad Traffic bnt
Stain City la Sot in Peril Ca
es Other Breaks Come.
CAIRO. 111.. April 1. News that the
Slg Four levee In the drainage dlatriot
north of Cairo had gone out shortly
Bator o'clock brought no alarm
hero, bnt great anxiety la felt over the
fata of tho leveea which protect the
city proper when the crest of the Ohio
River flood roachea Cairo.
Tbo opening of the Bis Four em
bankraent la about IS feet aide and
the drainage district certainly will fill
to a depth of from 1 to 20 feet. The
drainage district comprises about 7040
acre. In which aro located many big
manufacturing, mall order and lumber
distributing plante. Tho territory wae
flood wl last year, with a loss of about
I7.OOO.OO0. The loss by the present
. flood. It Is said, will not exceed $1,000,
tQO. With the flood waters of the Ohio
clou to the 64 -foot stage. Colonel
Morlarlty, In command of the Illinois
state trops here, tooks steps tonight to
protect the lives of women and child
ren still remaining In Cairo. Sufficient
river steamers have been assembled to
car for all of them. It Is believed.
Many train loads of refugees already
have left and many have been taken to
Wyekllff. Ky on steamers. Those who
remain either are poor people unable
t purchase tickets to point of safety
or old residents who have Implicit con
fidence In the stability of the levees.
At the time of the former flood
Future City, with a negro population of
1500. was Inundated. Many of the
houses there have been unoccupied
sine that time, and "those who con
tinued to' live In the district had ample
warning. It required 24 hours for the
flood waters to fill the district last
year through a break 300 feet wide and
It Is estimated that the district will not
fill np for more than two days, it the
The break will stop traffic on the
Fig Four Railroad, as the Big Four
tracks run along the top of the levee.
The time when the flood crest will
reach Cairo has not definitely been de
termined. The river guage showed a
stage of S3.i feet at 7 o'clock tonight,
with the water rtlll rising.
A weak spot was found Just above
Eighteenth street late this afternoon by
District Superintendent Moore, of the
Mobile & Ohio Railroad. A troop train
and fix other trains were held up for
snore than an hour while the place was
fcolitered with sandbags. Many car
loads of sand and clay have been need
today to strengthen the embankments,
and it la believed the levee In the busi
ness district Is about as secure aa It
can b mad.
Ctty lan Military Rale.
The city Is virtually under military
rnle tonight. The soldiers are patroll
ing the street and requiring negro
men who appear to have nothing to do
to give satisfactory accounts of them
selves. All trains Into Cairo, with the excep
tion of work trains, were cut off to
night at the request of D. F. Lanadrn.
of the railroad committee. The tracks
run along the levee, and tho reason
given for the request was that all pos
sible space Is needed for workmen.
United States Senator Lewis tele
graphed from Chicago that he was
starting to Springfield to take up with
Governor Eunn the question of a re
quest to the President to send more
levernment boats now stationed la the
Mississippi River to this place.
Commander McMunn, of the Illlnots
Naval Reserves, who haa made an In
spection of river boats, believes that
the boats can care for about (000 per
sons. It la estimated that those left
In this city do not exceed this number.
Kecelpts of Entertainment Will Be
Turned Over to Flood Victim.
The entertainment committee which
Is In charge of the Rotary Club ahow
to be held at the Peoples Theater April
I announced at the meeting of the
club yesterday that enough pr:ses have
been donated to Insure an award to
practically every member of the club
who attends the ahow.
It baa been decided to turn over the
receipts from the entertainment to the
relief fund for flood sufferers In Ohio
and Indiana. In addition to the $504
already donated by the Rotary Club,
and the doors of the. theater are to be
opened on the night of the Rotary Club
entertainment to the general public.
V. C. Benbow and Ctty Attorney F.
S. Grant were speaker of the cay and
explained provision of th proposed
I'oDivrrlenton charter to be submitted at
the coming election.
Vancouver Sends Cah.
VANfCCVER. Wh, April 1. (Spe
cial. -Vancouver's con:r:buticn to the
Middle' TV ert flood sufferers alii be
Penitentiary Sentrnc-e In Some Cacs
PcrnttHoo. Sayi Jurist. Wlio In
augurates Novel Procedure.
A novel idea as a means of making
a parole of some real use to a prisoner
instead of turning him loose again in
hi. .t kmnii haa been suggested by
Circuit Judge Davis and probably will
be put In use by htm tor tne iirsi un
this week In the case of Edward Wein
berger, a young man convicted In his
department last week of accepting the
earnings of Lilly Cline. known as
"Diamond Tooth 141."
The Judge's Idea is that farmers
.k.u ... narole agents of the
court, that Is that they ehould give
probationers employment at rair wages
and keep tb court advised as to the
progress being made by their pro
tesea. -1 do not want to send Weinberger
to the Penitentiary." said the Judge,
-for the reason that I do not believe
hat a penitentiary Is a reform insti
tution but merely a place of punish
ment with pernicious influences. Pro
miscuous parole are. however. In my
estimation equally pernicious, especial
ly when a man Is freed again In Port
land, lie naturally drifts back Into
the oW ways. Now. Weinberger, I be
lieve, baa orne of the right stuff In
vi t . In hone that he will
make good If marooned on a farm away
from bad Influences, i nave wrumu w
a farmer he spoke of knowing in East
ern Oregon."
Judge Davis Is curious to know how
the Idea will take and has requested
that farmer willing to lend tlietr as
sistance to the scheme communicate
with him.
Rotartan Amend tioclal Code.. Mak
ing Practice' Good Form.
-The Portland Rotary Clnh. others
concurring, hereby amends the social
code to permit the eating of apples In
public at any time or place."
By the above resolution introduced
at the meeting of the Rotary Club and
referred to the resolutions committee
for action at the next meeting. It is
hoped to let down the bars of conven
tion that hitherto have forced the lover
of the lucloua apple to yearn with ap
petite nnappeased, and to bring about
- -lnrinni state In which men. women
and children may munch the Oregon ap
ple unrestrained at any urn in ij
nlaca without fear of treading upon
the tender toes of "good form."
The resolution Is led off witn two
...k.H. i.Ma... M one holding that
the apple ts pre-eminently the National
fruit of America ana tne omcr insi
it la good on all occasions.'
Once Famous Promoter In Court on
Old Judgment for 920,000.
XTW YORK. April 1. J. Edward Ad
dlcks. famous as a promoter and once
a political power In Delaware, was
brought before tho Ptate Supreme Court
today by Hiram M. Burton, of Boston,
a creditor, who la trying to collect on
an old Judgment for $'.'0,000 growing
out of Addlcks' promotlona of the Bay
State Gas Company. Attorneys for Bur
ton said they had found Addlcks here
this morning after a year's search and
put htm In the custody of a Deputy
They asked to have the promoter ex
amined to learn whether he is inanclal
ly abie to satisfy the Judgment
Addlcks told the court that the Judg
ment was not legal, since It was ob
tained by default. He was advised to
get counsel ard meanwhile left in the
Sheriff's charge.
Fall was fixed at $2nne and Addlcks
later furnished a bond for that amount.
Union Men Demand More Pay and
Kfplit to Sen Specifications.
CHICAGO. April 1. Five thousand
union painters, paper hangers and dec
orators went on strike here todsy and
as a result the annual decorating of
thousands of business buildings and
homes will be Indefinitely delayed.
The men demand an Increase of S
cents an hour and the rlirht to In
spect specifications on the Jobs where
they are employed to prevent contrac
tors from "skimping" work. Some of
the smaller contractors have signed
the union agreement and there are
about 4000 men still at work.
Condition of Railroad Man Now Re
garded as Critical.
.ST PALM BEACK. Fla, April 1.
The condition of Henry M. Flagler, th
railroad and Southern hotel magnate,
who recently suffered a painful fall at
his home near here, was reported worse
Relatives and friends expressed con
siderable anxiety over his condition. He
Is stIU at Oceanic Cottage. Mr. Flag
ler's condition was believed by his
friends to be critical tonight.
Women Participate In Riots or Op
eratives at Auburn. N. V.
AUBURN, N. y April I. The cord
age strike situation. Involving more
than 1T00 operative at the. Interna
tional Harvester Company and Colum
bian Rope Company shops, became
acute today. Kleven persons were
hurt in riots and Chief of Police Bell
suld tonight he would put his entire
force at the doors of the mills tomor
row. Several hundred women participated
in th demonstration.
"TTi i 1 1
Bryan Said to Have
Won President Over.
Democratic Leader Called in
White House Conference.
Growers Contend Dory Less Than 20
Per Cent Would Bo Equivalent
to None Western Sena
tors la Quandary.
ington. April 1. Western Republicans
In Congress, and some of the Demo
crats, are decidedly uneasy over the
rumor that Secretary Bryan has con
vinced President Wilson that raw wool
should be placed on the free list,
together with sugar and some other
rsw materials. It Is realized that If
the strength of the Administration Is
thrown In favor of free wool, free wool
Is likely to be written into tho Demo
cratic tariff bill.
Wilson Call la Underwood.
President Wilson and Representative
Underwood were In conference for sev
eral hours at the White House tonight
over features of the proposed tariff
revision. The conference was requested
by President Wilson who had been
studying the new tariff bill for sev
eral days and familiarising himself
with many of the questions about which
controversy had been raised.
President Wilson had gone over the
tariff bill in Immediate details with
Secretary Redfleld. of the Department
of Commerce, for whose tariff views he
haa high regard.
It was understood that few detailed
rates wore under consideration at to
night's conference, but that the general
questions as to the free admission of
raw materials and the extent .to which
the duty should be removed from agri
cultural products and articles largely
consumed by the publlo were dis
cussed fully.
Efforts to bring the Senate and
House Into accord before the details
of the new tariff bill became public
are to be made later this week. Senator
Simmons will ask Democratic members
of the enate finance committee to
meet Friday for a preliminary con
sideration of the tariff. At that time
It Is expected a copy of the bill pre
pared by the House ways and means
committee will be submitted to the
Democratic Senators and considered In
Should the Senate committee de
fPonciuded on Page 8.)
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f STARTS OH tHE k0 it
The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 61
degrees; minimum, a decrees.
TODAY'S Showers, winds shifting to south
erly. at kraal.
Bryan said to have prevailed, on Wilson to
favor free wool. Page 1.
J. P. Slornan on guard against deception in
art collecting. Pace 2
Domestic. Mrs. Julia F. tsearhart, white, secretly wife
of nesro. ends her life. Page 2.
Uovernor ulacr demands resignation of
State Senator, wiio refuses It. Page 2.
Chicago Morals Court to extend scope ot
ali to unfortunate women. Fags 3.
raeifle Northwest. '
Amundsen.- at Eugene. Mils of his Arctic
plna Page 0.
Oregon Supreme Court makes Important
ruling on foreign corporation taxes.
Page 9.
Women and girls replace elevator boys and
janitors in big Tacoma building. Pass 1.
Portland Beavers win opening game from
San Francisco, 8 to 2. Page 1.
Pacific Coast League results Portland .
Francisco 3 (AO innings) ; Los Angeles
a. Venlc 2; 8oramento 6. Oakland 2.
Page 8.
Portland Kennel Club ahow opens today.
Opening game victory la Portland's third in
Cloven year.. 1 . o.
Commercial and Marine.
Late wheat crop indicated In raciflc North
west. Page "1-
Sharp advance In Wall street stock market.
Page 21.
Bidding for new wool dip continues slow.
Page 21.
Slow-burning wharves held O. K. for city a
needs. Page 20.
Portland audi Vicinity.
Streetcar men express regret over Presi
dent Josselyn's resignation. Page 14.
Chambers of commerce oppose arbitration
of canal tolls dispute. Page 20.
Mayor Rushlight s plans for re-election cam
paign complete. Page 11.
Paroled prisoners from Jndge Davis" Court
to be farmed out. Page 1.
More than S21.OO0 in cash collected for flod
sufferers. Page 5-
Trlpl attractions on opera matinee bill to
day. Pago o.
Tetraaslnl to sing Lucta dl Lammermoor
tonight. Page 7.
Democrats win in Chicago municipal elec
tions. Page 6.
Father of Young Man Declared to
Have Inflicted1 Wound.
JACKSON. Tenn.. April 1. Miss Es
ther Derry. daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
K. W. Derry, of Bemls, Tenn- Is in the
hospital at that town, suffering from
gunshot wounds alleged to have been
Inflicted !n a duel last night with R. C.
MoComraon, for whom the police are
Miss Derry says she appealed to Mc
Common to force his son to make
amends for a wrong he had done her
and that the elder McCommon shot her
down. Members of the McCommon
household say Miss Derry fired five
shots at the elder McCommon. who re
plied with a shotgun. McCommon
then flrd. Toung McCommon has been
Men Who Permitted Bank. Clerk, to
. Gamble to Be Questioned.
SAN FRANCISCO, April L Federal
grand Jury subpenas were Issued today
for employes of several prominent
brokers who acted as agent for
Jharles F. Baker, assistant cashier of
the Crocker National Bank, who has
confessed to the embezzlement of ap
proximately .200.000.
United States District Attorney -Mc-Nab
"The conduct of stock brokers who
permit bank officials to gamble on
margins when the speculations reach
figures 20 times the salary of the offi
cial will be probed to the bottom."
Students With Band
Form Escort.
Ex-President Says He Is Now
Ready to Work in Ranks.
Reception Xo Less Enthusiastic Than
Godspeed Given. Wilson by
Princeton on His Departure
for Washington.
NEW HAVEN. Conn- April 1.
Undergraduate Yale welcomed ex
Presldent Taft back to his alma mater
today In a manner-no less hearty and
enthusiastic than was the godspeed
given Wilson by the Princeton students
when he left a month ago to take up
the duties at Washington that Mr.
Taft was about to lay down.
Practically the entire student body,
3000 strong, reinforced by a band, was
at the station when Mr. Taft and his
party arrived this afternoon. An
equally large crowd of citizens also
was present. As the Taft party stepped
from the train, Captain Spalding of
last year's football team stopped for
ward and presented Mrs. Taft with a
srreat bouauet of violets. A moment
later Yale's famous "frog chorus"
cheer, with nine "Tarts" on the end.
roared from 3000 throats.
Bulldog Heads Procession.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Taft were deeply
moved by the reception. Mr. Taft's fa
mous smile was lacking for a moment
and he wore a serious look. As tho
demonstration grew, however, he
smiled, broadly and dorfed his hat in
Headed by the "T" men of the ath
letic teams and a bulldog standing at
its leash, the procession proceeded to
the campus.
Mr. and Mrs. Taft, with a delegation
of the faculty, followed In an automo
bile. All along the line the ex-President
and Mrs. Taft received a continu
ous ovation. Arriving on the campus,
Mr. Taft was escorted to a balcony In
Memorial Hall. As he started to speak
he received another great ovation.
Visibly affected, Mr. Taft said:
"Men of Yale: You will believe me
when I tell you that I am greatly
touched by this student reception."
Own Accomplishment Inventoried.
Then with a smile he continued:
"When it was suggested to me, I
deprecated it and thought it might be
better to defer it until I took my de-
(Conoluded on Page 21
Vair Sex, Married- and Cnmarricd,
and One a Bride of Only a Yew
Hours, Take Up Xcw Work.
TACOMA. Wash., April 1. (Special.)
With the discharge of all the men
elevator operators and janitors and the
employment of girls and women for
this work, the National Realty Building
today inaugurated a new system and
opened another vocation to the women
which heretofore has been held to be
exclusively male.
Four women, all married, operated
the elevators today. All the men Janl
tors were missing and In their stead
women and girls were to be found
working around the corridors of the 18
story building.
The women are under the personal
supervision of Mrs. Ada Sykes who
holds the title of matron and who takes
the place of a 'housekeeper," In any
other kind of an establishment. Bertha
Grinstad, one of the women elevator
operators, Is a bride of but a few hours,
having left her Fernhlll home yester
day and married Charles E. Burgeson,
an engineer. She declares her wedding
will not Interfere with her new job,
Opportunities to Register Arc In
creased as Time Vanishes.
Commencing tomorrow the registra
tion books at the Courthouse will be
kept open till 9 P.M. instead of closing
at 6 P. M. as at present.
With only 11 days left in which to
register, less than 40 per cent of worn
en entitled to vote have registered.
The books close at S o'clock on the
afternoon of April 14 and will remain
closed till after the primary of May 3
on which date the commission form of
government charter is to be voted on
Among those registering yesterday
were women of three generations in
one family, Mrs. Eliza L. Crockwell, of
209 Eleventh street, grandmother;
Mrs. 8. E. Miller, mother, and Miss E.
lone Morrison, daughter, both living at
449 Third street. They first registered
as Republicans, but upon discovering
that they, could not sign the petition
for H. Russell Albee, Progressive party
candidate for Mayor, they changed and
re-registered as Progressives.
$30,000 Paid to Sobst on Agreement
to Vacate farm.
BERLIN, April 1. The German Em
peror's trouble with his tenant, Hel
muth Sohst, has been settled, amicably,
after being before the courts for sev
eral months. The tenant has consented
to vacate his farm voluntarily, al
though his lease has five years to
He is to receive the Order of the
Royal Crown as a token of the Em
peror's retraction of the statement that
he had, "thrown out his tenant because
he was uterly Inefficient."
Sohst is to receive J30.000 as com
pensation, while a letter sent to him
from the Emperor's secretary is under
stood to contain his majesty's explana
tions and regrets.
War Bet-ween Medford Mayor and
Council Continues.
MEDFORD. Or., April 1. (Special.)
With tht Council chamber filled to
overflowing the programme announced
by the Couneilmen several days aso
was carried out tonight and City At
torney Boggs was removed from office.
Mayor Eifert made no appointment and
the ofice probably will be vacant tech
nically while the Mayor will continue
to employ the services of Mr. Bosg and
present a bill for same. The session
was quiet.
A protest against the removal of the
City Attorney and signed by more than
100 voters, was ignored by the Council.
The Municipal business of Medford
has been at a standstill for several
weeks now due to the warfare between
the Mayor and the Council.
F. X. aiatthieu Will Hold Reception
This Afternoon.
In honor of his 95th birthday, a re
ception will be held for friends of F.
X. Matthieu. a distinguished Oregon
pioneer, at the residence of bis son, S.
A. Matthieu, 351 Eugene street, be
tween 1 and 4 o'clock this afternoon.
At 5 o'clock there will be a birthday
party, at which the Immediate mem
bers of the family will be present. Mr.
Matthieu has Just recovered from a se
vere illness-
Mr. Matthieu's children are: S. A.
Matthieu, of Portland; Lester S. and
John, of Butteville; Ernest, of Stayton;
Mrs. Dwlght Gill, of Wilbur. Wash-t
Mrs. Rose Bergevln and Mrs. A. Burton,
of Butteville.
Zionites to Build of Cement Oppo-
site Offending; Factory.
ZION CITT, III-. April 1. A cement
tabernacle in which the Zion crusaders
may pray and inveigh against users of
tobacco and profane swearers, alleged
to form a majority of the operatives
of an outside factory here, will be
built at once opposite the offending
electrical works, it was announced by
Zionist partisans today.
The old wooden tabernacle. In which
daily services agatnst the factory were
held, was destroyed after a recent
souffle between the Zionists and the
factory employes, ,
Portland Takes Coast
Opening Game.
Lindsay and McCormick Shine
in Rout of Seals, 3 to 2.
'Cck" Henley Battered for 14 Hils
While Portland Pitcher Holds
San Francisco Batters to Five
Widely Scattered Bingles.
j90S an Francisco 7. Portland 3.
1904 Tacoma 2, Portland 1 At
Portland 6 Is Angeles 3.
ItiOS Portland 1. Fresno 0.
100" San Francisco 6, Portland 0.
10os San Francisco 2. Portland 0.
3009 Los Angeles 2, Portland 0.
1910 san Francisco 4. Portland 0.
1911 Los Angeles s. Portland 4.
1912 Los Angeles 4, Portland 2.
1913 Portland 3, San Francisco 2.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 1. (Srf-
elal.) The sky over Golden Gate is
blue tonight. So Is Del Howard, for
Portland shattered an ancient openr
ing day hoodoo by walloping the San
Francisco Seals. 3 to 2, in a sensa
tional 10-inning battle. Little won
der Manager Howard's digestion is
tinctured with indigo. The Seals had
won 12 consecutive openers up to 1913,
only to have April Fool's day and the
13 combination prescribe the antidote.
Hlgginbotham, iJndsay and McCor
mick sparkled for rortland. A mighty
throng of 10,000 fans and fanettes, who
alternately thrilled and shivered from
excitement and cold, will add witness.
Hlgginbotham twirled one of tho
greatest games of his career. Irvo
could have walked the Niagara chasm
on a cobweb. That's how steady Hie
big gunner was. He allowed only five
hits In the 10 cantos one of those was
the merest scratch, too and but for
slight tremors in the Beavers' defense
the game would never have gone Into
extra innings. Hlgginbotham de
serves a shutout. He fanned eight.
Henley Hit Hard and Often.
Henley, who opposed him, with a
record of a long string of opening day
victories, was plugged hard and often
and if there was any luck In the breaks
he got It.
...n.c" ollowed 14 hits, all told.
and while nearly every oue of the
bunch near the Beaver oatuns w
earden nicked a couple of safeties, the
biggest sticks of redflro must be
burned at the altars ot
say. Captain Rodgers and Mike McCor
mick. .
Lindsay slammed out lour mis in
win h nlate and It was his
last fierce poke into deep center, after
the sensational ChaODOurnes
and an error by Zimmerman In the
tenth inning, that gave the Beavers
victory amidst tumultuous cheering or
the Oakland contingent in tho grand
stand. wcCormlek Hlta lis Two bum.
M-r-nrnii.-k secured only one hit but
he fielded sensationally and In addition
v-j -i.t a timelv two-bagger in the
second inning, following hits by Rodg
ers and Derrick, that proaucea -rori-land's
first two runs. Mike's drive
nearly cleared the right wall. McCor
mick scored a moment later on Fishers
fh fourth blow of the innins:.
but Finney failed to see Spencer drop
the ball and called Mike out.
This umpirlcal bauble nearjy cosi
Portland the game. The two runs
amassed In the excitement, however.
as hlir as a house, so jyicreuio
raised but a feeble protest. Henley was
continually In deep water, in in n."
inning a walk by Chadbourne and in
field bunts by Fitzgerald ana x.inasy
riiio thn bases with none out. lut
Cack tightened and the next three men
were easy outs. That was a sample.
"HJb" Pitches Superbly.
Hlgginbotham, in sharp contrast,
pitched superbly throughout. He
walked two men in tne arawn-uuv en
gagement and was unfortunate enough
to have a hit Inserted after each free
h men scoring. But with more
perfect support there would have been
occasion for worry.
t- tho fourth inning Hogan walked.
and tallied on Corhan's
Infield grounder which might have been
handled in time to save tne tany caru.
Tho ccore then stood two to one. The
Seals tied up In the seventh on a walk
to Corhan who scored all tne way irom
first on- Cartwright's single to right
field. Fitzgerald In this case, heaveu
the ball over Rodgers" head on the
throw In.
t Hhlt, these slight lapses the
Portland Coasters looked mighty good
T-w.rri.-lt at first accepted sev
eral extremely difficult chances with
much eclat and bounced tne pan naru
every time up. Krueger did some cir
cus performing in center. McCredie de
ciding to use the Dutchman instead uf
Doane at tho ninth hour.
tv,. K-aiR. tnn. acted well under firi'
Cartwrlght and Corhan starred in the
iConcluded ea Page 8.)
liojtciuUcti on face a.