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c THE MORNING ORT.GO'IAy. WEDNESDAY, 3TAY 7, 1913.
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IN ARMY SCANDAL SJSSiSS fe feira
Depositions Read at Merriam
Divorce Trial Recite Story
. of Clacking Tongues.
POISONING INCIDENT BARED
Captain's Wife Said by Other !
, ccrs to Have Acted Unbecoming
ly With Civilian Vb Csed
Title of Major.
5AX FRANCISCO. May . Special.)
The divorce case of Captain Henry C.
Merriam. United Statea Army, against
Mrs Bessie C. Merriam was resumed
this" morning in Judge Graham's court.
The room was filled with a morbid
crowd of men and women avid to hear
the details of an Army scandal which
has involved the United States War
Pepartment. and in which is disclosed
the amazing network of circumstantial
evidence which Captain Merriam and
his brother officers have thrown about
the wife who la charged with conduct
unbecoming a wife and a mother.
In the two days' session of the trial
there has been a notable absence of
that attribute which ia popularly
railed Army chivalry, for not only has
Mrs. Merriam been placed upon the
stand and subjected to a most embar
rassing and searching Inquisition, but
the depositions of telephone operators
and the rank, as well as the file, of
the United States Army have been
read Into the record to break down
Mrs. Merrlam's defense.
Depoaltloaa Are Read.
The entire session was taken up
with the reaing of the depositions of
Major Samuel A. Kephart. United
States Army, and Lieutenant John P.
Keeler. United States Army, by which
Captain Merriam. who was the ranking
officer of Jackson Barracks with the
exception of Major Kephart. the com
mandant, attempts to show how his
brother officers conspired to prove to
him his wife's indiscretions with Ma
jor Clarence Murphy, while he, Mer
riam. was in Galveston with his regi
ment. The gist of the testimony adduced
from the depositions disclosed this
state of affairs, as they were conduct
ed by officers at Jackson Barracks.
Captain Merriam returned from Gal
veston in June of 1911. and was told
that his wife had created a scandal In
hia absence by her conduct with a
t'ivilian of New Orleans, known as Ma
jor Murphy, who derived his military
title from the fact that he once served
on the staff of the Governor of Lou
isiana. Clarklag Tonicnea Ready
He investigated further and found
a hundred clacking tongues ready to
i-orroborate the stories he had heard.
Two Army surgeons. Major Vose and
Lieutenant Halladay. apprised him
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medical attention while he waa away.
He reproached Mrs. Merriam and she
denied the charges. Shortly after she
took poison and administered the
same draught to her child, Charlotte,
then 8 years old. The next day she
. sent for Major Vose and Lieutenant
Keeler and swore to them that the
poisoning waa accidental. Captain
Merriam then went to Washington! D.
' C. and within a few days Major Kep
hart ordered Mrs. Merriam to leave the
post. She demurred and a deal of cor
respondence ensued between her and
her husband in Washington, but he
remained implacable and she was
iorced to go to Indianapolis with her
Kephart Withhold Teetlmoay.
Later Major Kephart wrote that
since a civil action between Captain
Merriam and his wife was contem
plated he must refuse to be drawn fur
tl.erinto the case and declined to give
Lieutenant Keeler, as acting Adju
tant of the post, is brought into the
rase as the person to whom Mrs. Mtr-
nam attempted to explain the poison
ing incident. These depositions were
in part read Into the record.
PIPE LINE WORK STOPPED
Pacific Power & Light Com pan y
Shuts Down at Hood River.
HOOD RIVER. Or.. May S. 'Special.)
. Coming as a great surprise to the en-
gineers at work on the project, a tele
, gram was received at the local office
. of the Pacific Power ft Light Company
, today from Guy W. Talbot, president
of the concern, ordering that construc
tion work on the pipeline and power
house under way here be stopped im
mediately. The heavier portion of the
rxcavatiun work of the mile-long pipe
line had already been completed and
rews of men were constructing the
foundation for the power-house, where
ioQO horsepower was to have been de
veloped. It Is explained by the local office
that the work is discontinued because
of the Inability of the company to dis
pose of its bonds at satisfactory fig
ures In Eastern markets. When the
money market- becomes better it is de
clared that the work will be resumed.
Albert S. Hall, former local manager
of the Pacific Power ft Light Com
pany, who now has charge of the Hood
River Gas ft Electric Company, a sub
sidiary concern, says that all construc
tion work of the company in the North
west, will cease.
KING'S ASSASSIN SUICIDE
Man Who Shot George of Greece In
Back Leaps From Prison Window.
ATHENS. May 6. Aleko Schlnas, who
assassinated King George of Greece on
March 8 at Salonlkl. committed suiciae
this morning by flinging himself out
of a window of the police station in
Schlnas was a native of the town of
Volo. Thessaly. He killed the King by
shooting him In the back wmie ne waa
wmlklns- alons- the streets of Saloniki.
accompanied by an aide de camp. He
gave as an explanation of the crime
' that in 1SU he had applied for assist
ance at the King's Palace and had been
A few dsvs ago the doctors examined
Schinas and announced that he ,wa
dying of tuberculosis.
J. N. TEAL MAYBE ARBITER
Portland Man Vrged as Member of
The Hague Bodjr.
J. X. Teal has been recommended by
the Portland Chamber of Commerce to
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. . A. r t li - nre.entatives
of the United States at The Hague. In
u- ..tiftmtfnn nf the Panama
Canal tolls questton Is taken to The
.Mr. Ttral was one of the most active
CITY'S LAND HOLDING BIG
New York Downright Owner of Real
Estate Worth $1,300,000,000.
NEW YORK. May 6. A schedule of
all the real estate owned by the city
submitted today to the commissioners
of the sinking fund by Controller Pren
dergast shows that New York City pos
resets outright 550u parcols of land ag
gregatlng in value $1,300,000,000. Its
indebtedness, the schedule continues, is
tS20.000.000. leavinar an equity In Its
own land of t4S0.000.000.
The rise In the value of certain par
eels of the holdings since they were
first acquired Is set forth. Thus Btuy
vesant Park, conveyed to the city In
ISIS by Peter Stuyvesant for $o. Is now
listed at $1,860,000; Mount Morris Park,
now valued at 17.500,000, cost the city
J20.000. and Bowling Green, which was
rented for two neDDer corns a year,' is
listed at $1,735,000.
GANGMEN SLAY ANOTHER
Brooklyn Clerk Victim of Spectac
ular Murder on Bridge.
NEW YORK. May 6. David Mizner, a
vnnnir clerk, was the victim of a spec-
taculnr murder In a busy street oi
Brooklyn today. Three gangsters who
trailed him across the Williamsburg
bridge shot him down in sight of thou
sands In the bridge plaza, firing sev
eral times Into the body after the man
felL One of the men slipped away
while his companions held up the
crowd, before making an attempt to
escape. The two men fled Into build
ings, but were captured by the police.
A girl who burst through tne crqwa
and threw herself on the murdered
man's body declared that It was that
of her brother. . She was Lillian Mizner.
The two men captured were 5aivator
Andrella and Charles Fredman. The
Dolice sav that the killing was prob
ably due to a feud between the "bear
cat" levy gang and tne ciacareiu
gang. Mizner is said to have been a
member of the former.
SYSTEM TO BE EXPLAINED
Women - to See Demonstration of
TAw .Via ninlraa nf the WomIl'l
Good Govenment Club In the lecture
room of the Medical Duiiaing on
tw -w-,, a a - m r Af John
A IkUl .UUJ , . u. a.- -
T. Douga.ll. demonstrator of the opera
tion t tne preieremiai
first, second and third choice voting,
will srive a black-board exhibit ex
plaining thla new problem that will
confront tne women at m wuius
election. Mrs. Abigail Scott Dunlway
will relate her experiences as a first
Mrs. Alice R. Nugent, president, nas
nnminc that n lint nf the commls-
slon candidates will be submitted to a
l . - xmx. (nvaiHratlnn to
iviitimknv v ... . w.'o".
their qualifications and that the offi
cials win De petitioned m lovyon
the registration department.
VETERAN, AGE 89, IS DEAD
Philip Christ, Stationed at Vancou
ver in 1848, Passes Away.
VANCOUVER. Wash- May . (Spe
cial.) Philip Christ, last of the old
soldiers who were sent to Vancouver
i tj . n ..takif.h Vancouver Bar-
U laid aw " . -
racks, died here late today of old age.
e was years uio.
-W-l. waa nativa nf rtArtTLatlV. but
ntered the United States Army at the
i r,t tha MsTlnmi War and.
UCftUlMIUft v - "
after serving through that conflict, was
itationed at New yom t.iiy. in uu.
v. n h. nnvmmnt decided to nlace
an Armv post at Vancouver, two bat
teries of artillery were sent to the
cMi.iMhi. n-av Kv vav of Cane Horn.
One of the batteries Included Christ.
Christ served as a soldier nere tor a
number of years, later retiring from
the Army to pass the remainder of his
life on a ranch near Vancouver.
FULL-CREW LAW RESISTED
Railway Officials to Invoke Refer
endum in Missouri.
st. LOUIS. May t. Announcement
was made here today, that a confer
ence of railway vice-presidents and
general managers had decided to In
voke the referendum In an effort to
set aside the "full crew" law passed
by the last Legislature.
The "full crew" law provides that
on every passenger train of six or more
coaches there must be at least two
brakemen and on every freight train
of 40 or more cara there must be at
least three brakemen. It Is said that
compliance with the law would cost
the railroads In Missouri siuu.uvu a
SAYRE LANE'S SECRETARY
Portland Xewspaper Man Appointed
to Post at Washington.
wicuTvTAV KTi v Senator
Lane has appointed James Sayre. of
Portland, his private secretary, 10 suc
ceed Frank S. Myers.
v fiflvn la one of the best-
known rewspapermen In Portland.
Ti- K-n kla notarananer career On
n f P " . - " r
The Oregonlan about 13 years ago.
About seven yeara gu, u m
Oregonlan to become advertisement
writer and later esiaousnea an u
writing bureau of his own. Later he
entered the employment of an after
. vara flavre resigned to
engage In the publication of the Time
Table and later he branched out into
the novelty advertising nusineos.
BURIAL CLOTHES BURNED
Woman, 80, Accuses Estranged Hus
band, 85, of Setting Fire.
. ... n tii XT . v c Wr Sarah
j .. a an nf Ahalbwllle. Ill-
lost her burial clothes, which she had
Just finished, when ner nouse uuraeu
down this morning.
ei.. har husband, with whom
she had fallen' out. of setting fire to
. 1 o na ia now trvinat to tinu
evidence enough to secure his arrest.
He is 83. They were married tnree
CHICAGO, May . While In a night
mare, Aloysius Domblnskl, 7 years old,
left his bed, crawled into a cradle on
too of his 8-months-old brother and
continued his. repose. The Infant was
suffocated. It was disclosed at the In
The Colonial records of Massachusetts
show that women voted tinder the old
Province Charter from 1691 to 1780, for
all elective offices.
Our records show that the
women of Portland have
voted their approval of our
clothing for men, and we
cordially invite them to see
the showing we are NOW
making in Spring styles.
Suits for men $20 to $35
All Benjamin Make
Bufhim & Pendleton
311 Morrison, Opp. Pofctoffice
given Is usually milk and raw eggs.
The milk may be partly or wholly pep
tonized. This in a concise manner
gives one an Idea of the technique
employed In forced feeding.
V-tm th. Infairninir 1t XX- i 1 1 ha aan
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that forced feeding properly carried
out can In no wise be considered as
a form of cruel and Inhuman treat
ment. It should not. therefore, pass
current In the minds of the unin
formed as a species of Inquisitional
persecution suffered by the militant
suffragettes. There may be many pain
ful exDerlences suffragettes have been
called upon to endure to gain the
much-to-be-deslred equal franchise,
but forced feeding cannot Justly be
counted one of them. .
STUDENTS ON 'JOY RIDE'
ACADEMY BOYS TAKE COOVERT
AUTO BY STEALTH.
Chased by Fast Police Car, and
Peering Info Revolver, Four Lads
Are Forced to Surrender.
With Patrolman Huntington flour
ishing a revolver in front of them, ana
the police fast auto driven by Police
Captain Keller running close to their
rear, four Hill Military Academy stu
dents ended an impromptu Joyrlde
shortly before 1 o'clock this morning.
and passed the rest ox tne mgni in
the County JalL
The boys. Elmer Munroe, IT years
old; Howell Burgess, 18; George Tuck
er. 15, and Ted Graves, 17. broke Into
tha Karaite of E. E. Covert, attorney.
of 826 Johnson street, shortly after
11 o'clock last ntirht. filled the tanks
of the Coovert machine with gasoline
and started out.
In the course of their travels they
almost ran over Patrolmen Maas and
Mvera at Second and Burnslde streets.
and as they went on their way the of
ficers telephoned their description to
tha police station.
The boys continued west on Burnslde
street at a high rate of speed. At
Park street Patrolman Huntington
came Into view, and with the scream
ing police siren behind they decided
that surrender was best.
All were held on an open charge.
pending the filing of a larceny com
plaint by Mr. Coovert, who told Cap
tain Keller that It was his Intent to
To cap the climax a professor at
the academy, telephoned at the earn
est reauest of the youthful' joyriders.
said that they had better stay in jail,
that "a little experience might keep
them from further knowledge.
LISTER HEARS ARGUMENTS
Proposal to Merge Boards of Re
gents Presented to Governor.
SEATTLE. Wash., May 6. (Special.)
Governor Lister is quietly hearing ar
guments In favor of a consolidation oi
the two boards of regents of the Uni
versity of Washington and the State
College at Pullman.
A campaign headed by John A. jtea,
of Tacoma, one of -the regents of the
University of Washington, has - been
started with the purpose of presenting
the question to the next Legislature.
Mr. Rea says:
"We have duplicated the courses of
study and equipment and practically
made two universities instead of one
university and one agricultural col
lege. This duplication or overlapping
has been recognized ny tne national
Bureau of Education and sharply crit
WOODLAND TO CELEBRATE
Special Train From Vancouver for
Xorfb, Fork Bridge Opening.
VANCOUVER. Wash., May 6. (Spe
cial.) Plans for running a special train
from Vancouver to Woodland May 17,
so that the residents of Vancouver and
vicinity can take part In the celebra
tion UDOn the completion and opening
of the bridge across the North Fork of
Lewis River, are belnfr made by the
Vancouver Commercial Club.
An elaborate programme will be
given In AVoodland, Including a barbe
cue, speecnes ana aiving irom ue lop
roost point of the bridge Into the river.
The cost of the bridge was sso.oou.
of which the state appropriated $80,000,
and Clark and Cowllta counties eacn
Man Reports $9 Robbery.
Oscar O'Dell. an employe of the Pat
terson Fuel Company, at Fulton, re
ported to the Police Department that
ha had been held up and relieved of $9
at 9 o'clock near the end of the Fulton
carllne. Mr. O Dell could give only a
meager description of the highwayman
and a search by tne ponce proved, ru-
Ma n '- Commits Suicide.
TROT. X. Y.. May 6. Frank Brown,
of Cahoes. 92 years old, committed sui
cide today by placing his head on
rail as a passenger train on the Dela
ware & Hudson Railroad was approacn
ing. His head and one arm were sev
ered from the body.
Every interurban line now operating in "Washington County is enriching the Hillsboro
property owner doubling and trebling Hillsboro realty values and promoting manufactur
ing and industrial enterprises. The proposed Hill tunnel will shorten the running time be
tween Portland and Hillsboro from thirty-five to twenty minutes. The far-sighted person
can instantly see the wisdom of making an investment in this favored district now. Tomor
row may be too late anticipate time go on our excursion Sunday and reserve a lot that
will make two dollars for every dollar invested.
For Opening Day
ExcursionGet Tickets From
Us and See This Property
Right in the Heart of Hillsboro
TUST WHAT THE HOME BUILDER HAS BEEN
Hillsboro is a live, growing suburban community with every metropolitan convenience
and necessity our property is just one block from the Courthouse right-on the P., R. & N.
the Southern Pacific Electric Extension and just one block from the Oregon Electric. The
property is surrounded by attractive homes and possesses every requirement of the discrim
inating home seeker. Get your tickets from us and visit this property Sunday.
90 Fifth Street, Portland, Oregon
STRIKE PEACE MADE
Syracuse Laborers Calm, After
-. Day of Trouble.
CATHEDRAL RIOT CENTER
Police Fire On Crowd and One ol
Bluecoats Suffers Fractured
Skull Italian Consul Acts
. t-. . v Mav S. Deter-
SlKAULoa, , a,
mined efforts are being made here to
night to settle the strike of building
laborers, wnicn .
- , a,ii, in nnrsons. nine
ries ot riois m wuawaa r v .
of them policemen, were wounded.
hi. afternoon with
ine sinaerB mci ...w
Cesare Sconfettl. Italian Consular
Agent at Rochester, and appointed a
mittee to wait on the employer.
with a view oi --
dispute. The contractors have slgnl-
fied their w.ii.ngne
Order was rniurcu --
negotiations for a settlement J
three local nraip . ,:. ,
which had been called out, had noth
ing to GO. ThnrlT
The strike sianexj
when the demand of 2500 laborers and
hodcarriers ror .V
rejected. The strikers, mostly foreign
ers had paraded the streets daily, and
this morning 600 attempted to force
workmen from a structure In front of
the Cathedral of the Immaculate Con
ception in w -
Polloemen and a fire company were
rushed to the scene and were greeted
with a volley of bricks, stones and
clubs. The police, to frighten, the
strikers, fired their revolvers into the
air, DUI wnen .' ..w.w - ---------
their charge the officers fired a the
strikers. Injuring several. The po
lice took 25 prisoners, 10 of whom were
hurt, three seriously.
In the fight one policeman s, skull
was fractured and his condition is se
rious Eight other officers were cut
. . I
and bruised. Giuseppl Vasta was shot
through the abdomen and his recovery
is not expected. Martin Lull, a specta
tor, was shot in the shoulder.
Several other clashes occurred In
which several persons were slightly
POPE OBSERVES CAUTION
Audiences With Pilgrims Not Soon
to Be Resumed.
nnMC M . The Osservatore Ro
mano, the Vatican newspaper, pub
lished tonight' the following omciai
statement In regard to the health of the
"Some newspapers nave given inexact
news about the health of his holiness,
which, although excellent considering
his recent Illness, obliges him to follow
a special regime. Therefore the pontiff
haa neitner gone iuiu mo .va
dens nor is he about to resume his audl-
"I am only too glad to testify to the
good qualities of Chamberlain's Tablets,"
writes Miss Nora Q. Hagerty, of Lincoln.
jiet. "i naa Deen an
insr for some time with
stomach trouble and
a terrible misery after
eating, when I was
taken sick with ab
scess of the bowels.
We had some of the
bestdoctors in Lincoln
in attendance, and
they all said I wonld
have to be operated on
right away. I had
heard, of unamDer-
I began to take them
and in three days I was
able to be tip and got
better right along. I
am the proudest girl
in Lincoln to find such
a good medicine as these tablets are. I
can hardly believe myself that I am
strong and healthy now. They saved
me from a serious surgical operation."
ences of pilgrims, thus following the
instructions ot tne aociors.
Mrs. Wilson Helps Hospitals.
WASHINGTON. May 6. Mrs. Wood
row Wilson took a hand today In a
public hospital fund campaign. She at
tended a meeting of the hospital ladles'
board at the fund headquarters, prom
ised to aid the movement in every way
Great Northern Railway
Summer Excursions io the East
Tickets on sale daily, May 28th to September 30th.
Going limit fifteen days'from date of sale.
Return limit October 31st; stopovers allowed in each direction.
Atlantic City and return, $111.30
St. Louis and return 70.00
Boston and return 110.00
Baltimore and Washington and return. $107.50
New York and Philadelphia and return 108.50
Chicago and Milwaukee and return.... 72-50
Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo and return. 55.00
Toronto, Buffalo and Niagara Falls and return..'. .... 92.00
St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth, Winnipeg, Omaha, Council
Bluffs, Kansas City and St. Joe and return 60.00
Go East on the ORIENTAL LIMITED; leaves Portland daily
7:00 P. M. Through Standard and Tourist Sleepers to Chicago
in 72 hours. Return same way or any other direct route if desired,
without extra charge.
Tickets and Sleeping
Car Reservations at
City Ticket Office,
122 Third St., or at
Depot, 11th & Hoyt.
Visit GLACIER NATIONAL
15th to September
Jrfi lllfj Slid
she could, end later drove back to the
White Mouse wun yeuow penntwiia ad
vertising the carnflsflgn 'fluttering gaily
from the windshield of the automobile.
Elizabeth Erickson, aged 80, died at
her residence, 922 North Jersey street,
Monday night The funeral will be held
Thursday from the Blackburn under
taking rooms. Burial will be at Rose
City Cemetery -
Detroit and return 83.50
Pittsburg and return. . . . 91.50
Montreal and return 105.00
H. Dickson, City
Passenger and Ticket
Marshall 3071. A
PARK this Summer. Season June
15th. Ask for Booklet.
HILL TUNNSl A XLi)!