Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 07, 1913, Page 5, Image 5

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Prospective Jurors Are Asked
Whether They Bet on Bout
With Jeffries.
Several Dismissed Because or Preju
dice Brought by Suicide of First
Wife Important Witness,
Kenney, Is Missing.
CHICAGO. May . (Special.) Bur
ring scenes were enacted today in Fed
.... i intK Cxmonter'a courtroom dur
ing the selection ot a Jury to try John
Arthur Jnhitinn on the charge of vi
olating-, the Mann act, the particular
Instance Deing me nutntu irui.
Rlla Shrelber. former Mll
waukee manicure, from Pittsburg to
Chicago for immoral purposes.
Prospective Jurors were summarily
excused when they delivered caustic
opinions of relations between whites
and colored persona There were broad
hints that prospective Jurors had been
approached on behalf of the defendant
and the Jury box was empuea
times despite the Insistence of men
that they would give the Government
and the negro a "fair snaae.
Jffrta-Jolaaaoa Fight Recalled.
Attorneys for Johnson qulxsed all
prospective jurors closely on whether
or not they had lost money on the
Johnson-Jeffries fight or whether that
event had affected any or tneir menus
or relatives, financially or otherwise.
They were also asked If they bore any
prejudice against a man because of
his color or the fact that he waa a
Important witnesses for the Govern
ment are still missing, among them be.
ing "Yank" Kenney, Johnson's former
trainer, who was expected to relate
certain salacious details or the train
ing ramus in California and Reno and
also concerning Johnson's private
training camp In Indlnapolts. Federal
sleuths have been hunting two
and nights for Kenney without the
slightest trace of his whereabouts.
Belle Schrleber Is held a close prisoner
In a downtown hotel, but waa not per
mitted to go to the courtroom today.
Crowd to B Kept Out Today.
Judae Carnenter. at the close of to
day's proceedings, caused balllffa to
. notify the crown that tomorrow no one
but the principals and newspaper men
would be admitted to the courtroom.
This rule will also apply when Belle
Schrelber takes the stand. Her testi
mony la expected to be of a character
that would attract a morbid crowo.
Several prospective Jurymen were
dismissed today when they said the
suicide of Etta Duryea, Johnson s rirst
white wife, had so prejudiced them
that they could not give him a fair
trail. Others admitted that they nau
bet and lost on Jeffries and still others
said they had been hopelessly Influ
enced bv reading lurid accounts of
Johnson's escapades In the yellow
Belle Schrelber, the main witness
against Johnson, is in for a terrific
irriUinir at the hands of Johnson's at
torneys, as ber career has not been of
the spotless variety. Johnson s attor
neys will not permit his latest white
wife to attend the trial despite her
pleading, as they hold ber presence
would Injure his chances.
Girl Subject of King George Chris
tens Torpedo Submarine.
SAX FRANCISCO. May 6. Wben the
new submarine torpedo boat H-l was
christened today at the Union Iron
"Works by Miss Leslie Jean Meakln. a
tradition of the United States Navy
was broken. It Is said.
Miss Meakln. who Is a niece of the
superintendent of the Iron works, was
born In Montreal and Is a subject of
King George. Never before, officers
assert, has one of Uncle Sam's fight
ing ships been christened by a cltlsen
of another country.
(Continued From Flint Pag.)
Asquith. Reginald McKenna, Lewis
Harcourt, B. T. B. " Seeley. Winston
Spencer Churchill, and C E. Hobbouse.
The supporters of the bill Included
61r Edward Grey. David Lloyd George,
Rufus Isaacs. Augustln Blrrell. Sydney
Buxton, C F. G. Masterman. Sir J. A.
Simon and F. D. Acland.
Aaqnltk Oppoaea Bill.
In opposing the bill. Premier Asqulth
took occasion to say that the new bill
never had been approved by the exist
ing electorate. He added:
"Would our political fabric be
strengthened; would our legislative
fabric be more respected; would our
social and domestic life be enriched;
would our standard of manners and
by manners I mean the old-fashioned
virtues of chivalry, courtesy and Inter
dependence of the sexes on one another
be raised or refined If women were
given the vote?"
Cries of "of course they would,"
were raised on all sides of the house.
The Premier strongly denied that
Parliament had been neglectful of
women, and aald he saw no evidences
that British women as a whole wanted
the vote.
Sir Edward Grey. Secretary for For
eign Affairs, supported the bllL He
said there was ample evidence that a
large section of the women of the
country had shown by constitutional
means that they favored the enfran
chisement ot their sex.
Grey Belittles Militancy .
Militancy he characterized as the "in
considerate and criminal conduct of a
small body of Individuals with whose
outrages the law had dealt and ought
to deal severely."
Nobody, he said, had greater reason
to deplore the methods of the militant
suffragists than those who desired the
enfranchisement of the women, but he
argued that their outrages should not
Influence the decision of the House.
Some argued that women were fit
ted to deal with social and Industrial
matters of' legislation which vitally
affected their interests, but that they
were not fitted to deal with questions of
foreign policy. He contended that the
demonstrated attitude of women in
dealing with abstruse economic ques-
: tlons Involved In social and industrial
legislation proved that they were pos
sessed of sufficient Intelligence to pass
F Judgment on questions of foreign pol-
icM which were far less complicated
and seldom an issue at the general elec
Lord Robert Cecil, advocating the bill.
contended that to vote against It be
cause of militant outrages would be ut
terly Illogical and unworthy the high
standard of intelligence claimed by
members of the House.
Prim Hlnlater Congratulated.
Right Hon. Walter Hume Long. In
opposing the measure, first congratu
lated the Prime Minister on the ability
and calm dignity displayed . In his
speech, despite the treatment he had
received at the bands of the suffra
gettes, which, he took occasion to say,
'Is a disgrace to the country." He urged
that the passage of the bill would not
stop militant tactics, but would only
lead to fiercer agitation for a larger
measure of enfranchisement.
Right Hon. Frederick E. Smith said
the supporters of the bill repudiated
the militants when it suited them, but
would use them as long as it paid to do
so. It was not until 1906. when mill
tancy began, that a single member of
the House took the movement seriously.
The great bulk of the women, he main
tained, were Indifferent to the fran
chise. The country had never been con
sulted on the question. Under such cir
cumstances, therefore, the voting with
the bill would be grossly inconsistent
with home rule on the ground that the
electorate had been given no mandate
for it.
A motion to reject the bill was car
ried. 266 to 219.
Committee Xamed by Mayor Enters
Into Plans to Investigate and
Settle Controversy.
PATERSON. N. J May 6. Mayor
McBrlde's citizens' committee of 25.
appointed to seek a means of ending
the silk mill strike, now In its eleventh
week, decided tonight on its course of
action. Three sub-committees were ap
pointed. The first will investigate the
causes of the trouble, confer with man
ufacturers and dyers and prepare sug
gestions for settling the strike; the
second will place the suggestions be
fore the parties to the controversy; the
third will raise funds to carry on the
work of settling the trouble.
MUIowners and strike committees
will be notified at once of the commit
tee's plans. Early conferences will be
urged. In view of declarations by the
city's business Interests, as voiced by
speakers at the conference tonight.
that Faterson faces a crisis.
Anarchy is being openly preached In
the city streets, members of the May
ors committee reported.
Strikebreakers Are Attacked.
SUMMIT. N. J., May 6. Strikers and
sympathizers, women and children
among them, attacked 25 strikebreak
ers at the doors of the Summit silk
mills tonight. The police dispersed
the mob after the strikebreakers had
defended themselves in a hand-to-hand
clash. Several persons were Injured.
The strike here haa been in progress
about eight weeks.
Episcopalians Vote, 223 to 80, Not
to Insert Word "Catholic."
PHILADELPHIA. May 6. The move
to change the name of the Protestant
Episcopal Church was voted down to
day at the 139th annual convention of
the Pennsylvania diocese. In .a resolu
Uon the convention declared it Inexpe
dient to change the name of the church
by Inserting the word "Catholic" In the
title or to change the title page of the
Book of Common Prayer."
Delegates to the general convention
of the church in New York next Octooer
were instructed to oppose the move
ment for the change, which was pro
posed by the diocese of California. The
vote on the resolution was:
Aye. clericals 130, laymen S3; nay.
clericals 63. laymen 27.
Xew York Firm Is Willing to Lose
$7000 Forfeit on Big Issue.
SEATTLE. Wash.. May t. The King
County Commissioners were notified
today by the New York bond firm
which was the successful bidder for
the $950,000 Courthouse bond issue,
that on the advice of counsel the bonds
would not be accepted.
The firm had posted 17000 forfeit
money and the County Commissioners
had sent the bonds to New York. Suit
has been brought here to defeat the
Commissioners Courthouse .project
and a special grand Jury will meet to
morrow to investigate charges of mal.
feasance against the Commissioners in
their handling of the Courthouse
Veteran Counterfeiter looks For
ward to Sojottrn at Old "Home."
SEATTLE, Wash- May . John C.
Webber, the septuagenarian counter
feiter, sentenced with George Edward
Adams, the assay office gold looter.
to 18 months In McNeil's Island Peni
tentiary, wbere both were serving
time when they became acquainted.
expressed delight today at the pros
pect of returning to his old nome.
He expects to be assigned to his for
mer duty of trimming the lawn and re
moving the dandelions.
Webber bas spent most of the last
30 years, in various prisons for coun
terfeiting. He is feeble and the con-
inement of the county Jail was almost
fatal to him.
By Marconi Wireless.
Steamer Camlno. 30 miles south Blan
co. 8 A. M-, May 6.
Steamer Mongolia, San Francisco to
Orient, 794 miles from San Francisco,
May 6, 8 P. M.
Steamer Sierra. Honolulu to San
Francisco, 1233 miles from San Fran
cisco, May 3. 8 P. M.
Steamer Honolulan, Honolulu to San
Francisco. 1178 miles from San Fran
cisco, May 5. 8 P. M.
Steamer Lurllne. San Francisco to
Honolulu. 1622 miles from San Francis
co, May 5, 8 P. M.
Steamer Chanslor. Port Harford to
Portland. 220 miles south of Columbia
River, May 8. 8 P. M.
Steamer Hyades, Honolulu to San
Francisco, 1178 miles from San Fran
cisco, May S, 8 P. M.
Philip Christ Is Dead.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. May S. (Spe
cial.) Philip Christ, well-known Van
couver resident, died here tonight at
a late hour. Death had been expected
for several days.
Arthur Evans Wood to Lecture.
Arthur Evans Wood will lecture In
the Unitarian chapel this afternoon at
P. M. Subject. "The Religious Aspect
Vicar of St. Catherine's As
cribes New Incendiarism to
"Those Lovely Ladies."
Policeman Pursues Woman AVho
Turns Out to Be Xight Prowler
and While He Is Chasing
Her Explosive Disappears.
LONDON. May 6. While the. members
of the House of Commons were enter
ing Parliament this afternoon to dis
cuss the woman suffrage bill, news
boys thrust "extras" at them announc
ing what seems to be the most destruc.
tlve work the militant suffragettes
have yet accomplished.
St. Catharine's Church, at Matcnam.
the southeast of London, one of the
finest church edifices in the suburbs,
caught fire soon after noon in a mys
terious way and was destroyed. the
vicar. Rev. Howard Truscott. when
asked about the cause of the fire, said
"I cannot ascribe it to another than
those delightful ladies."
Women Thought to Be Praying.
The vicar visited the church at noon.
when he noticed three women in the
building. He supposed them to be
praying. He now believes that they ar
ranged the fire and thinks explosives
must have been used to aid in the de
structive work.
A mysterious attempt to explode
bomb was made early this morning out.
side the Grand Hotel, opposite Trafal
gar Square, where suffrage disturbances
took place Sunday. The hotel was crow
ed with American tourists. A policeman
saw a woman deposit a can with
lighted fuse In front of the door. He
abandoned the bomb after extinguish
ing It by tramping on the fuse and then
pursued the woman.
Bomb la Taken Away.
He caught one woman whom he sup
posed to be the culprit and who when
brought up in court gave her name as
Ada Ward. Investigation proved ber to
be a night prowler who had often been
brought up In police court.
She denied planting the bomb, which
disappeared while the policeman was
chasing her.
Peculiar Note Figures In Undoing of
Man Police Were About to Re
lease From Custody.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. May 6. A
wounded man arrested today in a
grading camp near Birmingham, Mo.,
was positively identified today as the
train robber who on Friday night last
held up a Kansas City Southern train
and wounded Jesse M, Short, a Joplln
miner, from whom he obtained 81000.
The Identification was made by Short.
"I'd know him among a thousand.
said Short, as the man, who gave the
name of Louis Watson, was taken to
his cot at Wesley Hospital, where the
Joplln miner is recovering from
wounds inflicted by the robber.- A
peculiar note in the man's voice
figured prominently in the identifica
tion. On the night of the holdup, although
wounded. Short shot and wounded the
robber as the latter was leaving the
coach after the robbery. Farmers in
nearby towns telephoned Chief of
Police Griffin yesterday of having seen
a wounded man in their neighbor
hoods. The trail led to Birmingham,
where "the man was arrested.
At police headquarters today he told
a plausible story of being held up and
beaten Friday night. The police be
lieved they had the wrong man, but
decided to take him to the hospital,
and let Short see him. -
Suggestive Songs Tnder Ban and
Low-Xeck Dresses May Be Taboo.
CHICAGO. May t. Pursuant to an
energetic "blue laws ' campaign by the
Council, indecent songs were put un
der official ban tonight. Suggestive
verse thus takes Its place with un
draped figures in pictures, the "turkey
trot and some other dances, an or
which recently bave been made un
lawful in Chicago.
The ordinance was adopted by a
large majority. Alderman '"Bathhouse
John" Cougblan announcedl that he
would offer an ordinance prohibiting
transparent Btocklngs. low necks and
flimsy waists worn by women. "Some
of the dresseB I see on tne street shock
my moral sense." he said. "They should
be forbidden by law."
Mystery Surrounds Death of Seaman
in Seattle Hotel.
SEATTLE. Wash., May 6. A man be
lieved to be Robert Duerr. a seaman
38 years old, was found dead In a room
In a cheap hotel on Washington street
late today. He apparently had been
beaten to death and robbed.
He had not been seen about the ho
tel and it Is not known how he got
Into the room, which had been rent
ed to a man who said his name was
McKay and who' asked the clerk to
register him because he could not
write. McKay has not been seen about
the hotel since last night.
Packages by Parcel Post May Be
Opened at Portland Office.
Hereafter packages arriving by par
cel post from Europe or other coun
tries on which duties are to do paio.
111 be opened at Portland and the
customs duties collected here. At pres
ent the Seattle postofflce and its cus
toms officers exercise this function and
the duties are collected there and swell
the total for Puget Sound business.
The Portland Chamber of Commerce
took this matter up with both the Post
office and Treasury Departments at
Washington over two months ago
through Sena'tor Chamberlain.
Yesterday the Chamber received ad
vices from Washington saying that its
had been favorably acted
on and that the Postmaster at Port
SIDE from its very
d e 1 i c i ousness, a
luncheon at The
Portland is something to
linger pleasantly in the
memory by reason of the
courteous service that al
ways obtains and the hos
pitable atmosphere of wel
come. t
Seated, on one side you
overlook the busy street;
on the other, the cool,
shaded courtyard with its
masses of trailing vines
and blossoms greet you
Luncheon is served
from 11:30 to 2
fifty cents
In the Rathskeller every
table serves you with the
latest baseball, business
and other news by Telephone-Herald.
are invited to drop in and
avail themselves of this
delightful service. ,
G. J. Kaufman n, Manager
N. K. Clarke, Asst. Mgr.
had been notified of the recognition of
Portland's claims.
Committee Named to Aid In Select
ing Men for City Race.
Pursuant to a call issued May 1 by
the Multnomah County Prohibition
committee, a representative body of
Prohibitionists, met zast night at the
Women's Christian Temperance Union
headquarters to nominate candidates
for various city offices. On account of
the Commission charter, which nullifies
Dartlsan nominations, the caucus re
solved itself Into a convention for the
consideration of ways to promote the
good government or the city. A com
mittee was appointed to co-operate
with committees from other bodies to
select candidates for the six positions
to be filled under the new charter, and
to bend every energy in promoting the
candidacy of those who may be deemed
the best qualified for the positions.
The practice of some men tn initiat
ing their own candidacy was heavily
scored. The committee named consists
of T. W. Trasker, J. P. Newell, Bruce
Wolverton, Mrs. L. F. Addlton and Miss
Grace Amos.
Dr. J. B. Morris, Dr. Jj. J. Perkins
and W. C. Brooks Out for Mayor.
LEWTRTOS. Idaho. Mav 6. (Spe
cial.) The primary election hefd for
Mayor and three councilmen to oe
voted on at the city election to oe nem
In June resulted as follows: For May
or, Dr. J. B. Morris. 122; Dr. L. J.
Perkins. 68; W. C. Brooks, 1.
For Councilmen George E. Crum,
145; Frank Thompson, 122; J. D. Ja
cobs, 109; J. L. Fenton, 76; John Wil
kinson, 60; Charles Baker, 35; scatter
ing. 5.
Dr. J. B. Morris for Mayor, ueorge
E. Crum, Frank Thompson and J. D.
Jacobs, for Councilmen, who polled
the heaviest vote In the primaries, are
runnings on the business men's ticket.
Dr. L. J. Perkins is the present Mayor
and Wilkinson, Fenton and Baker are
the present Councilmen. all of whose
terms expire next month.
Estacada Has Dancing Lessons.
EST ACAD A. Or.. May 6. (Special.)
Professor Standish. of this place
commenced a series of dancing lessons
Saturday night. The class Is very large
and is composed of children, young
people and the middle-aged. After the
lesson there is a general dance. In
which visitors are allowed to partici
Wood Alcohol Makes Many Blind.
NEW YORK, May 6. Thirteen per
sons in the State of New York were
made blind for life and four others
were killed in the past 12 months
either by drinking wood alcohol or In-
The nerves of the head are the
most sensitive of the entire nervous
system. Like all the narves of the
body they are dependent opon pore
blood for their health. They are,
affected by any derangement of the
system that throws impurities into
the blood.
You cannot hope to get complete
relief from headaches until you
build up the blood. Dr. Williams'
Pink Pills, a blood builder and
nerve tonic, are recommended to
every headache sufferer.
The pills are free from Tiarmful
or habit-forming drugs which are
so common in headache remedies.
Bend for free booklet, ' 'Treatment
of Sick Headache."
Dr. Williams' rink Pills are sold
by druegists at 50 cents per box or
six boxes for ?2.50 or by the
Dr. Williams Medicine Company.
Schenectady. N. Y-
A Sale of Boys' Suits
$6.50, $7.50 and
$8.50 Suits
Now Selling for Only
Scores of careful mothers are
thronging our second floor,
taking full advantage of this'
remarkable sale. Only $5 the
suit for these smart Knicker
suits of extra strength and
extra worth that have hereto
fore sold at $6.50, $7.50 and
haling its fumes, according to the
fourth annual report of the New York
committee on the prevention of blind
Rebekabs Give Calico Ball.
FSTACADA. Or.. Mav 6. (Special.)
The local order of Rebekahs gave a
calico ball at their hall maay even
ing, proceeds to be used for the pur
pose of furnishing their banquet hall.
A large number were In attendance
and a very pleasant evening was spent
Centralia Teachers Renamed.
CENTRALIA. Wash.. May 6. (Spe
cial.) J. M. Layhue, Centralia's new
Superintendent of Schools, has an
nounced his selections of teachers for
next year. Most of the present force
were retained. De Fore Chambitt was
appointed principal of the Logan
School, to succeed W. L. Hall, resigned.
A hitherto unknown clan of Jews has
been discovered in the interior desert of
! t
With the advent of Spring comes the call of the great out-doors to
every healthy boy. His activities know no limit and the consequent
Wear on his clothes "will he only too apparent unless they are made
especially to stand the strain of hard usage. The suits which we offer
you in this most unusual sale are made especially for strenuous boys.
Yet in their wearing qualities there is no sacrifice of style. They are
distinctive both in model and fabric, yet on every suit you save from
$1.50 to $3.50.
Made of strong, wearable serges, cassimeres, worsteds, tweeds
and cheviots. In beautiful fancy mixtures and in tans, grays
and browns. The trousers are all lined throughout and the
tailoring is first-class. Parents are invited to come and take
advantage of these remarkable reductions.
Morrison-Street at Fourth
Resolution of Expulsion Declares in
History of Politics Xo Such
Low Methods Used.
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. May 6. Charg
ing that they had formed, without
knowledge and consent of the club, an
organization within It. "for their own
selfish motives," the New Haven Polit
ical Equality Club, a suffrage organ
ization, today expelled 12 of its mem
bers, including the president, Mrs. Ter
rence S. McDermott, and vice-president.
Mrs. Augusta Troup, one of the first
suffragists in the city and wife of
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Alexander Troup, who is a close per
sonal friend of Secretary of State Bry
an. The organization referred to had
been named the "rioneer Equality
The resolutions of expulsion declared
that "It has never been known In the '
history of politics, no matter how cor
rupt the political parties have been In
the past, that such low and unfair
methods have been adopted by lndlvd
uals to get control of an organization."
School Tax Opinion Given.
SALEM, Or., May 6. (Special.) Ac
cording to an opinion today by As
sistant Attorney-General DoLong a
union high school district giving a
high school course will not be subject
to a tax to maintain a county high
school. The opinion was rendered at
the request of the clerk for school dis
trict No. 15 in Harney County.
The polar regions are said to cover 4.S88,'
POO nquare mile.
of the Social Question,"
land and the Collector of Customs here