Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 30, 1913, Image 1

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To Heal Breach With
Capital His Hope.
Stand in Legislature Pointed
To as Policy if Elected.
Mr. J. D. Spencer, ma Chairman. In
troduce Dr. C. II. Chapman, Who
Urges Defeat or Rushlight, Call
In Him 'Crafty Politician.'
DAY. H. R. Albee. candidate for
Mar or. will cease all political ac
tlTlty today. Much of the time
will be passed with hla own fam
ily. His father, who waa a cap
tain in the Twenty-third Michi
gan Volunteers in the Civil War,
la at the beach, it being hla cus
tom to paaa several months each
year there with hla wife.
Mr. Albee, will participate In
the services of the day In the
decoration of grave and this
afternoon will take some veteiv
ana out for an automobile ride.
Tomorrow night Mr. Albee will
close his speech-making cam
paign in Greene's Hall, Wood
la wn.
"How do you stand on organised la
bor and free epech 7" was asked of H.
R. Albee. candidate for Mayor, by a
woman at the close of a mass meeting
In the auditorium of the Lincoln High
School last night, at which Mrs. J. IX
Spencer acted aa chairman and Mrs.
Frederick Eggert, president of the
Portland Woman's Club, and Dr. Esther
C PohL occupied seats on the plat
1 am glad that question waa asked.'
replied Mr. Albee. amid deep alienee.
"I shall take it for granted that K la
asked in all sincerity and I shall
answer it In the same manner,
served two .terms In the State Lesrlsla
tore. Both onsen there waa a com
mittee from organised labor present
both times they reported me to their
federation aa being fair.
"Now, this is a big question and I
want to go Into It a little bit in de
tail. The demagogue Is abroad In the
city and Is making a very loud nolaa
just at this time. There are radicals
la the ranka of all classes. Aa David
Ha rum said: tinman narnre la about
the same wherever you find it. but
some seem to have more of it than
"there. Some. I it. jr. are more radical
than others In all licas of business.
Between the extremes In capital and
labor Is the great middle class , to
which you and I belong. I want to see
the breach between capital and labor
C1o a Sh9 ary Irt.
"If I become an official of the ctty
I shall work very hard and earnestly
to bring this about. I believe In fair
nrss. and If we apply that to this, as
to every other question, we shall en
counter no trouble."
Tt has been said that you favor the
Vloeed shop," suggested another wo
"Well, some man said that. but. as
my office Is upstairs In a building. I
think he had some one else In mind,
replied Mr. Albee. I have gone into
that question, but. I think, it Is cov
ered by my general proposition of fair
ness my hobby. If you apply fair
ness to this question. It will meet the
test and work wonders. I shall en
deavor to do that in this, aa in all other
things. If elected. I have always tried
to treat every one and every propost
tion on just that basis.
A large number were present at the
meeting. Mr. Albee was in excellent
humor and several times had hla au
dtence laughing. He received a big
reception when he appeared on the
platform, waa loudly cheered when he
was Introduced and at the close of his
speech, which waa punctuated with
witticisms, be was again applauded.
After that he met personally hundreds
rf fice present and shook hands with
Rlahta Wonsew Deelared.
George W. Caldwell opened the meet
ing by saying that, inasmuch aa there
are 3. 000 registered women voters, it
Is right that they should have a prom
inent part not only in the election, but
In the campaign, aa well. He Introduced
Mrs. Spencer, who waa cheered when
ahe came forward. With but little par
ley and with every confidence, ahe In
troduced Dr. C H. Chapman, who laud
ed the new charter and declared that
It ran only be successful to the best
extent by the complete cleaning of
the slate, carrying with It the elimina
tion of all those who now hold office
in the City Hall. He declared that
Mayor Rushlight Is a crafty politician
of the old school, who represents all
that is bad; that the vile elements of
the city are solid for htm and that the
enly war to put Mr. Albee in and Rush,
light out is for the voters to glvs Mr.
Albea their first choice, but. If not all
of them will do that, to east their sec
end or third choices for Mr. Albee.
After Dr. Chapman, and. la fact. Mr.
Albee. too. had finished speaking, and
Ceaciodd ea Jrage a.)
. i i i
srsnciors spouse.
Death Follows Effort to Prove In
nocenco fcy Torture Borne for
Time With Fortitude.
WINNIPEG. Man, May 2. Annie
Zahrtuk. aged 10 years, died today
Trom burns sustained after kerosene
had been poured over her body and
set on fire. Her husband Is accused
of the crime and has been arrested. It
i. ht the burning of the young
woman is in accordance with a Ga
ll clan custom.
The police say Zahrtuk. accused bis
wife of unfaithfulness and to prove her
Innocence she consented to the ordeal
Tf aha screamed It would be an admit
tance of her guilt. She Is said to have
borne the agony In silence ior somo
time and then rushed out of her home
and called for assistance.
She died a short time later after
telling- her story to the neighbors.
Copperfleld Loses Six Buildings
Valued at $80,000.
BAKER. Or, May ' 29, (Special.)
vmr-w available man. woman and child
. r-nnnerfleld worked nearly all of last
night to save the town from destruc
tion and to coed the fire after iso.uuv
TnaA been dona Six buildings
were destroyed. Including the Allstead
Hotel, Samuel Aklln's general store, m.
K Vesevlch'a saloon. M. Stewart's res
idence and two smaller buildings that
were not occupied. The furniture of
M. Denham, on the second floor of the
Aklln store, waa burned.
The fire waa raging In the Nezevich
saloon when seen by Mrs. Denham
shortly before midnight.
The cause of the blaze is unknown.
Only part of the losers carried Insur
ance and none of the losers could tell
today whether or not they would re
build. The heaviest loser Is O. J. All
stead, whose hotel Is comparatively
new. Ills loss 1 estimated at $15,000.
Frank C. Morse Appointed Member
of Board of Control.
OLYMPIA. Wash, May 29. (Special)
Frank C. Morse, ex-asslJtant post
master of T acorn a and Assistant State
Land Commissioner during the Ross
administration, has been appointed by
Governor Lister as the Republican
members of the Board of Control to
succeed A. E. Cagwln. of Kelso, who
will be relieved from duty June 1.
Morse and. 8. A. Madge, assistant to
J. H. Schlvley, ex-State Insurance Com
missioner, were rivals for the post.
There are now two Democratic and one
Republican members cm the board but
as yet no secretary has been named.
L. H. Darwin. State Fish Commis
sioner, today announced that J. P. Bur
chara. of Kelso. Immediately Would suc
ceed Clarence White, of Cethlamet. as
Deputy State Fish Commissioner for
the Columbia Ttlver district. Ralph
Watklns. of Cathmet. now is servlnx
as engineer on the state fishboat in
the Columbia River.
After Chiding Court Sends Trio Back
to Chemawa School.
Bark at their booka In the Chemawa
School, three young debutantea of
Indian society will ponder the sound
ness of Judge Bean's warning against
tampea,4v with United States money
orders. The Federal Court yesterday
heard their plea of guilty and decided
to show mercy.
Ida Kennedy did the talking for the
trio. She and Lucy Quelette and
Christina Pablo admitted altering
money orders which their parents In
Montana had sent them.
'We needed the extra money." Ida
told the Judge. "We knew It wasn't
exactly right, but didn't think It was
so very wrong."
After telling them what a aerlous
offense it was. the Judge gave them a
fatherly chiding and let them go for
the time being, bidding Superintendent
H. E- Wadsworth. of the Indian School.
to see that they offended no more.
Otherwise the trio will be punished.
Randolph Drifts Ashore on Failure
of Engine at Gold Beach.
GOLD BEACH. Or.. Msy 29. (Spe-
elaL) The schooner Randolph Is high
and dry on the south beach, near here,
the result of the failure of her en
gine aa the vessel was entering Rogue
River. The cargo Is being taken off
and it is expected she will be floated
Ith the next high tide.
The cargo, consisting of cannery sup
plies for the Wedderburn Trading Com
pany, has not been damaged and is
fully covered by insurance.
Price of Meat for Animals Rises Al
most Two Cents a. Pound.
The high cost of living scored an
other victory yesterday when the Park
Board awarded a contract at 6i cents
a pound for meat to be furnished for
the animals at the Washington Park
The firm that had been furnishing
the meat at 44 cents a pound for 10
years recently served notice that it
must have the Increased figure or dis
continue the contract. The price of
fish remains the same, I cents a pound.
Senate Orders Inquiry
Into Charges.
Character of Representations
Made to Be Sought.
Committee; Directed to Make Report
Within Ten Days Xo Opposition
Shown but There Is 'Sharp
Debate) Oxer Terms. '
WASHINGTON. May 19. After a
sharp debate over terms, the Senate
adopted a resolution tonight Instruct
ing the Judiciary committee to invest!
gate the charge that a lobby Is being
maintained in Washington or elsewhere
to Influence pending legislation, with
particular emphasis on its efforts for
or against the Underwood tariff bill
now before the finance committee.
The resolution was in direct t-tsponse
to the statement made by President
Wilson that an -jsldlous lobby with
plenty of money was operating against
the tariff bill.
President Wilson in his talk with
newspaper correspondents today de
clared he was in sympathy with the
proposed Investigation and would be
glad to furnish the names of the lobby
ists to whom he referred, if "public
necessity required." ,
Report la Tea Days Ordered.
I'ni'jr the resolution, the Judiciary
committee is directed to report its find
ings within 10 days and bearings prob
ably will begin at once.
The resolution directs the committee
to report the names and methods of
lobbyists and the bills or Items If In
the tariff bill they are "seeking to
The names of Senators to whom rep
resentations by ' "such person or any
persons," were made and under what
circumstances, all persons to testify
under oath, are demanded.
Whether any Senator la financially
or professionally Interested in the pro
duction or manufacture of any article
mentioned In the tariff bill will be In
quired into.
President Aaked to Help.
The President Is respectfully invited
to "aid the committee in Its Investiga
tion by giving to it any Information in
his possession." relating to the lnvestl-
t Concluded on Pas 2.)
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The Weather.
TESTER HAT'S Maximum temperature. 71.8
decrees: minimum, 48.2 degrees.
TODAY'S Pair and warmer; northwesterly
Wife undergoes ordeal of fire to prove in
nocence. Face 1.
Judge Gary extols business methods of Steel
Corporation, page a
Postofflce committee attacks ex-Postmas-
ter-Oeneral Hitchcock's administration a
one of "false economy. Page 2.
Senate orders Inquiry Into Wilson's tariff
. lobby charges. Page 1.
House puEzled by problem of equalising duty
on cattle, wheat and oats . and their
products. Page 2.
Rains around Superior and Duluth cause
heavy damage. Paf 5.
Man arrested In Montana for killing General
Thomas Francis Meagher In 1S67. also
confesses he killed three men la Oregon.
Page 1.
Many witnesses testify as to Roosevelt's so
orlety on trips. Page i.
Union paclflo board offers two unmerglng
plans. Page 6.
High living cost Invades Bohemian and
other clubs. Page 1.
Von Klein tiavellng westward "on honor."
Page 2.
Pacific Coast League results: fan Francis
co 5, Portland 2; Oakland 1, Sacramento
0: Lo. Angeles a, Venice 0. Page 12.
Northwestern League results: Seattle 4,
Portland 3 (13 innings); Spokane 8. Van
couver 3; Victoria 1, Tacoma 0. Page 12.
Iecoratlon day sport calendar la well filled.
f'age 14.
Hayward puzzled In choice of team for
Conference meet. Page 13.
Pacific Northwest.
Flood waters receding In some - parts of
Northwest. Page 3.
McMlnnville street paving fight Interrupted
by continuance of Mayor's trial. Pago 7.
Stato and Federal dairy experts give advice
to Tillamook farmers. Page 6.
Parklson files petitions asalng referendum
on university building appropriations.
Page 6.
Ten men bound over to grand Jury for riot
ing at Oswego. Page 4. .
Commercial and Marine.
Royal Mail Line agent says Portland Is ter
minal. Page 18.
Government to return big dredge Chinook to
Columbia Kiver bar. page is.
Oregon hop crop Is making good progress.
j'age iv.
Hot wave sends up wheat prices at Chicago.
Page 19.
Stock traders at sea as to new Harriman
plana Page 19.
Whotnsale houses report broader demand.
Page 19.
Portland and Vicinity.
Club women Inspect plant of Union Meat
Company. Page 20.
Albee again defines attitude on organised
labor. Page 1.
Memorial da; programme arranged. Page 20.
Rushlight Is msde absurd in Oregon Pally
Journal. Pa e 8.
Proposed fund for firemen's benefit ex
plained. Page 14.
Sleeta found not guilty in libel case. Page 14.
Eddie Foy's show "grer.t" is popular verdict.
page 4.
Mayor Rush"-,'.!, explains increase ef taxes.
Page a.
Oregon and Washington students to compete
In debate. Page 11.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 14.
Noted New York "Hotel and Restau
rant Fails for Half Million.
NEW YORK.- May 29. Rector's has
failed. The corporation operating a
hotel and restaurant of that name.
one of the most pretentious In the
theater district, owes nearly half a
million dollars and has assets of not
more than $50,000, according to an in
voluntary petition In bankruptcy filed
by creditors today.
Judge Holt, in the Federal District
Court, appointed Edwin C Ward re
Court Follows Trail to
Wilds of Africa.
Attorneys Alert to Show Wit
nesses Not Always With T. R.
Phlllp Roosevelt Pays Uncle Rarely
Used Contents Plnchot Is Heard.
Trial Not Expected to End
Before Another Week.
MARwurJTTE, Mich., May 29. After
four days' proceedings In the suit of
Theodore Roosevelt against George A.
Newett, an . IshDemlng editor, who
chai -ed the plaintiff with drunkenness.
chai -ed
It vl s
indicated tonight that another
ould be consumed in complet
ing the case.
Tomorrow being Memorial day, court
adjourned until 9 o'clock Saturday.
Colonel Roosevelt said that he had
no plans for tomorrow except that he
would not participate In public func
tions. ' Re expressed regret that he
could not address the veterans, but
took the position that as a party to a
suit pending, he ought not to take any
action which might be construed as
Colonel's Path Trailed.
Attorneys Pound and Van Benschoten
for the plaintiff, and Belden and An
drews for the defendant, followed to
day the Colonel's trail through nearly
every state In the Union, across the
Atlantic, through the Mediterranean
Sea, the Suez Canal to Africa; through
the wilds of that continent back to
K oum, through some of the capi
tals of Europe, and back to Oyster
Bay. figuratively smelling his breath
for traces of liquor.
Substantially, the testimony' was a
repetition of that recorded at previous
sessions: that the "Colonel floes touch
liquor, but so rarely and so lightly
that he is, in the eyes of witnesses.
virtually a teetotaler.
Those who testified today were An
drew W. Abele, ex-railroad fireman of
Ohio; ex-Judge A. Z. Blair, who dls-
franchised hundreds of Ohio voters
for selling votes when he was on the
bench; Charles Willis Thompson, a New
York newspaperman; James H. Garfield,
Glfford Plnchot. Lawrence Abbott,
owner of the magazine of which the
plaintiff is one of the editors; Edward
Heller, naturalist of the African hunt-
concluded on Page 3.)
In Face of Increases Ranging From
50 to 400 Per Cent There Are
Long AYaiting JLlsts. .
SAN FRANCISCO, May 29 (SpeciaL)
The high cost of living and the cost of
high living have reached the popular
men's clubs In San Francisco and Oak
land, according to members.
Although the initiation fees of such
clubs as the Bohemian, the Claremont,
the Pacific Union, the Athenian, the
University and the Union League have
been raised from 50 to 400 per cent,
there are long waiting lists.
This is particularly true of the Bo
hemian Club. According to a charter
member of the organization, the Initia
tion fee has been advanced from $100
to $500, and within the last year the
dues have been increased from $5 to
$10 a month. .
The initiation fee of the Claremont
Club has been increased from $90 to
$300 and the dues have been raised
from $2.50 to $10 a month. The Pacific
Union Club formerly charged $100 as
initiation. Now it is $500. The Atheni
an Club has increased its dues from
$20 to $60 a month.
Gift Used in Demonstrating Cutting
and Selection.
Corvallfs, Or, May 29. (Special.) Th
practical novelty, of college students
ordering meat for the dormitories at
a demonstration class and receiving the
specified cuts free of charge was
feature of yesterday's class work 1
domestic science and animal husbandry
at Oregon Agricultural College.
This method of gaining practical ex
perlence in the selection of meat cuts
by the frequent demonstrations held at
the college pavilion Is due to the gen
eroslty of William Hanley, of Burns,
Mr. Hanley twice during this semester
sent the Agricultural College a prime
dressed beef to be used for class dera
onstrations and then to be distributed
among the students and faculty.
In addition to the cutting demonetra
tlons afforded by Mr. Hanley's gifts,
the animal husbandry students have
made a study of the relative quality
of the two carcasses as developed by
different feeding processes In vogue on
the Hanley ranches.
Many Pioneer Oregon Families Rep,
resented at Funeral.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Cath
erlne A. Coburn was held yesterday
afternoon at the First Unitarian
Church, the Rev. W. G. Eliot, Jr., con
ducting the services, which were at
tended by many prominent people, rep
resenting some of the best-known pi
oneer families of the state. There
were numerous floral tributes.
'Crossing the Bar" was sung by John
Claire Monteith, and a quartet sang
several selections. Rev. Mr. Eliot
Drlei.:' reviewed the life and work of
Mrs. Coburn, paying a tribute to her
worth as a woman and a citizen. This,
with a prayer and the benediction.
made up the services at the church
Brief services were held at the grave
In Rlvervlew Cemetery.
Arthur II. Harraman Married May
23, Applies for Divorce May 27,
Arthur H. Harraman, address Black
stone Hotel, on May 22 secured a li
cense to wed Beaudoln Gray, aged 19
same address. The ceremony was per
formed the following day.
Tuesday, May 27. Just four days after
nuptial knot was tied, Harraman filed
suit for divorce In Circuit Court, alleging
infidelity as a ground. Mrs. Harra-
man's offense Is declared to have oc
curred May 25. He asserts that he
lived with her only three days. This Is
believed to constitute a record for
quick shattering of domestic bliss.
Verdict at Roseburg Favors Defend'
ant Physician. '
ROSEBl-RG. Or., May 29. (Special.)
After deliberating less than five min
utes a Jury in the Circuit Court late to
day returned a verdict In favor of the
defendant in the damage case of Delos
Livingston vs. Dr. George E. Houck,
Livingston brought suit to collect $25,-
000 from Dr. Houck on the grounds
that he sustained permanent Injuries
as the result of treatments with an X-
ray machine.
Dr. Luther Hamilton and X-ray Ex
pert Walker, of Portland, were among
the witnesses for the defense. Dr. Hac
vln, of Portland, qualified as an X-ray
expert for the plaintiff.
Detroit td San Francisco Trudge Un
dertaken for "Fun of It..
CHICAGO, May 29. Walking from
Detroit to San Francisco "for the fun
of it," two pretty girls, Margaret
Righter juid Marion Smith, arrived in
Chicago today.
. "There are about $2000 In bets on
our trip." said Miss Righter. "One man
bet $500 that we would be married be
fore we reached San Francisco, but his
money is as good as gone already. We
are going back to Detroit and get a
real man."
Miss Righter is li and Miss Smith SO.
Mystery Half Century
Old Clears.
Two Mentioned at The Dalles,
One on Willamette River.
Montana Sheriff Acts on Story of
Self-Accusing Assassin, "Who De
clares He Got $8000 for
Killing Governor.
MISSOULA. Mont., May 30. (Tridsy.)
Frank Diamond, arrested yesterday
at Plains, Mont., as the result of bis
alleged confession of the murder of ex
Governor Meas;her of Montana and oth
ers, repudiated his confession early this
In his repudiation, which he made In
Jail here. Diamond says all be knew of
Governor Measrher wan what he had
read. He never had killed a man In bis
life, be said.
"I swear before God I am an Innocent
man Innocent of nil those charges
they have tried to make me accuse
myself of," was Diamond's closing
MISSOULA, Mont., May 29. That he
assassinated General Thomas Francis
Meagher, once Governor of Montana
Territory, eminent soldier, author and
statesman of international fame, whose
death In 1867 has always remained one
of the mysteries of Montana's early his
tory, was the confession of Fat Miller,
alias Frank Diamond, made on what
he believed was his dying bed at Plains
Diamond was arrested this afternoon
by Sheriff W. L. Kelley of Missoula
County on Information furnished him
by the Sentinel, which has in its pos
session Diamond's confession.
YlKlIantea Are Accused.
Diamond also confesses to two other
murders near The Dalles, Or., In about
1874. and George Mitchell, whom he
killed In 1883 and threw into the Will
amette River In Oregon.
The self-confessed assassin declares
that' he got $8000 for the murder ot
General Meagher and that the vigil
antes, Montana's famous volunteer law
enforcing organization, had to get rid
of Meagher.
For nearly 50 years the body of Gen
eral Meagher has laid in the Missouri
River undiscovered. Despite the gen
eral belief that he stepped off a river
boat near Fort Benton in the darkness
of an October night, ever since his
death there have been frequent rumors
of foul play.
Prisoner Wants to Forget.
"What a thing to come up after all
these years! There are a lot of things
that happened in the old days I want
to forget."
These were the words of Diamond
when he was arrested by Sheriff Kel
ley. He was brought to Missoula to
night and lodged in the county Jail.
Diamond, at the time of his arrest, dm
not deny his confession. ie merely
said he would explain when he had a
hearing in court. He refused to dis
cuss the confession In any way.
Of the murder of General Meagher.
the confession said:
I killed him on a steamboat at Cow
Island In the Missouri and threw him
In the river. I swam ashore."
Of the killing of Clark and Mitchell
in Oregon, Diamond's confession says
that "Big Nose" George was hanged
for the earlier crime, which should
iave been charged against him, adding
that "Big Nose" George was a mur
derer and deserved to be hanged."
Man Inoffensive "When Sober.
Residents of Plains who have known
the man for 20 years declare lie has
always been inoffensive when not un
der the Influence of liquor. He has
only one eye, and his dark visage con
tracted Into a black frown when lie
was confronted with his confession and
taken in chargo by the officers. De
spite his 67 years, the man Is still
active and erect. His confession wan
made In the presence of Frank Thomp
son. Dr. I'olts ana r rana mmmun, an
bf Plains.
Diamond had promlFod Thompson
that he would give up drink, ami,
nding in a saloon last Tuesday, in
complete possession of Ills senses, ac
cording to witnesses, was attacked
wlthheart failure. Believing that he
was dying, bystanders took him to a
room and placed him in bed. Dr. Colts
was (failed, and. while physicians and
patient were both under the belief that
Diamond faced death, Diamond called
for pen-and ink. He was too weak to
.write" and asked his friend. Thompson,
to take down his statement. Diamond's
complete confession was heard by all
three men who attended htm.
Mengher's Life nistlntrulnhed.
Thomas Francis Meagher was one of
the heroic figures of Montana's early
history. He served with distinction in
the Union Army in the Civil War. Ho
organised a brigade of Irishmen in New
York and led them through two years
f service. In 1865 he was ordered by
General Grant on a mission to Mon
tana arriving in Helena by river from
St. Louis in the same year. Later liu
became acting Governor of the terri-
(Coneluded on Page 4.)