Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, June 05, 1913, Image 1

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    TOT.. I,III. XO. 16,389.
Portland-San Francisco
Line is Projected.
Competition With 0.-W. R. &
N. Subsidiary Is Plan.
When Panama "Waterway Opens for
Traffic New Steamship Iilne May
Be Doing Business Am
ple Facilities Here.
Recent acquisition by the Hill rail
Toad Interests of terminal facilities In
Ean Francisco Bay was for the ac
commodation, not of a new transcon
tinental rail service, but of a steam
ship line between San Francisco and
Plans for this steamship line have
been eomDieted and fixing the date
of Inaugurating service now Is a mere
detail that depends upon the time re
quired to Improve the terminals and
to complete the construction of three
steamships now building In Eastern
The line will operate in competition
to the Portland & San Francisco
Company, an O.-W. R. & N. subsidiary,
and may connect at San Francisco with
a line to Australia. It Is aimed to
have the line In operation before the
Panama Canal opens. It is probable,
too, that early service will be estab
lished from Portland, and. San Fran
cisco, through the canal to Atlantic
Beaboard points.
Facilities Here Ample.
So far as Portland Is concerned the
Hill Interests are ready to begin thtlr
service at once. In the North Bank
docks they have ample faclltles for the
accommodation of their steamers.
There they can connect with the rail
roads handling California traffic to and
from the Fast. These railroads will
caTe for the freight business at this
ond and. will act as feeders for the
steamship line. The North Bank, the
Qreat' Northern and. the Northern Pa
elflo operate past the North Bank ioclc.
While freight will be the principal
revenue producer in this steamship
service the Hill people will hold out
attractive offers for passenger pat
ronage. Their new boats will have a
capacity of 1000 passengers each. They
aim to handle the passengers between
Ban Francisco and Astoria by boat and
between Portland and Astoria by train.
Fast trains will be operated between
Portland and Astoria, making the run
In two and a half hours, so that trav
elers may gain more than three hours
over the present steamer schedule.
This service will be In effect before
the world's fair at San Francisco
opens, as a heavy traf flo between
Portland and California Is expected
during the period that exhibition Is In
In this way the Hill Interests will
gain an effective entrance Into Cali
fornia, but Invasion by means of a
steamship line Is considered but a
temporary expedient.
Terminals In Tjmg Soon.
Tt Is probable that ultimately, and
no doubt very soon, the Bay Farm Is
land In San Francisco Bay. which tt
is reported has been sold to a syndi
cate representing the Hill Interests,
will be used as both a railroad, and a
steamship terminal.
That the Hill lines Intend to ex
tend their network of railroads Into
California no longer Is a secret. But
the suggested plan of building into
San Francisco from a connection with
the Burlington In Wyoming Is not ac
cepted by railroad men acquainted
with the situation as one likely to be
adopted by the Hill officials, as It Is
not consistent with their conventional
style of railroad work.
It Is certain that the Oregon Trunk
was built with the view of extending It
to California, whenever occasion de
mands. It is constructed on main-line
standards and will accommodate main
line traffic Indefinitely, it never was
Intended that the Oregon Trunk should
stop at iiena. in iact. surveys were
made from Bend south into the Sacra
mento Valley, even before the Oregon
Trunk was completed.
Grade Important Feature.
Ralph Budd, now chief engineer of
the U-reat Northern and ex-chief en
gineer of the Oregon Trunk, conducted
these surveys at the time John F.
Stevens was head of the Hill system in'
Oregon. The maximum grade between,
the Columbia River and Bend, the pres
ent Oregon Trunk terminus, is l.C per
rent. At no place south of Bend does
U reach that extreme. At a point about
BO miles south of Bend the grade
reaches Its maximum elevation. From
that point it would be possible,
theoretically, to start a. boxcar toward
the north, and it would roll, by grav
ity, all the way Into Portland; started
outh. it would roll all the way into
fan Francisco.
So when -the Hill Interests decide to
txtend their rails into San Francisco
It Is reasonable to expect that the Ore
on Trunk and North Bank will be
come Important links In the chain of
vteel highways.
L W. mil's present visit to Central
Oregon and Idaho and his frequent
Chinese Aviator Takes Biplane, Air
Boat and Military Tractor to
Xfw Republic. '
SAN FRANCISCO. June 4. (Special.)
Tom Gunn, the young Chinese
aviator, left to day on the liner
Wilhelmina. his destination being
Shanghai, where he will establish a
military flying school for the new re
public Gunn. who recently received
his commission from the Chinese Gov
ernment, nad to choose Between love
and duty. Accomplishing the latter,
he hopes to return here within a few
months to wed Miss Lilly Tong,
daughter of a prominent Chinese mer
chant, who like himself is a native or
Miss Tong and her sister, Anna, who
are both attending the Oakland High
School, were at the pier, dressed
the hetcht of Occidental fashion
wish Gunn success in his
"I have no fear concerning Tom,
said the pretty Chinese girl. "I am
confident that he will 'make good,' as
I know what he can do. Some day
I hope to make a trip in the air with
him myself.
"I am taking with me a biplane, a
flying boat and a1 military tractor,"
said Gunn, ."and It is my object to
establish a government school in
China. The new republic has expressed
Its intention of going ino aviation in
earnest, and I believe China will soon
rank with other countries in aerial
Militant Badly Hurt;
Winner Disqualified.
Daring Suffragette Seizes Rein
of Horse at Full Speed.
Southern Idaho Club Folk Appear
for Convention.
WEISER, Idaho, June 4. (Special.)
Welser is host to 60 or more dele
gates, representing 17 women's clubs
of Southern Idaho, who are here to
participate In the two days' sessions
of the 14th annual Second District Fed
eration of Women's Clubs.
One of the pleasing features of yes
terday was the elaborate banquet
served at Hotel Washington, at which horBes
Mrs. A. G. Butteriieia, or vveiser, pre
sided as. toastmlstress.
Among the many interesting topics
on the programme for discussion was
the address of Miss Grace Shepherd.
State Superintendent of Public In
struction. Her subject was "The Edu
cational Bureau and Its Connection
With the Work of the Several Women's
Clubs of the State."
The three days' convention of the
lOO-to-1 Shot Gets $32,500 Stake as
Craganour, Finishing ' First, Is
Ruled Out for Bumping Ac
tion Is First Since 1844.
l-PSOM, England, June 4. Today's
race for the derby, the "blue ribbon1
of the British turf, was one of the most
sensational on record.
It was made memorable by a ..daring
mllitf.nt suffragette outrage in which
Emily Wilding Davison was terribly in
Jured while trying to stop King
George's horse, Anmer. when he was
running at full speed around Tatten-
ham Corner, by the disqualification for
bumping of Craganour, the. favorite.
after he had finished first: and by the
award of the race with its stakes of
132.500 to a rank outsider, Aboyeur,
100 to 1 shot.
King and Queen See Excitement.
King George, Queen Mary and
large assembly of royalties were wit
nesses of these exciting incidents,
which caused something like consterna
tion among the Immense crowds.
While interest in the classic was at
Its most tense point, just as the 15
were turning the Tattenham
corner into the stretch, a woman rushed
out of the dense crowd and threw her'
self In front of Anmer and another
horse, Agadlr. She apparently hoped
to interfere with the progress of the
race by seizing Anmer's reins and plac
Ing not only herself but the two Jockeys
In danger.
Fortunately the horses were at the
end of the string or the consequences
might have been more serious. Agadlr,
Idaho State Bankers' Association opens ridden by Jockey Earl, passed in safety,
here tomorrow morning. Already a but the woman managed to cling to
number have arrived to participate in I Anmer's rein and brought down both
this important event. horse and rider.
King's Jockey Hurt.
MODERN BENT DEPLORED Jones, the King's Jockey, Teceived in-
The Weather.
JlESTURDATTS Maximum tmpratuf, 68
desrrees; minimum. 54 decrees.
TODAY'S Fair and. warmer: northwesterly
FnreisTH. 4
British Derby Is scene of outrage. Page 1.
Sugar and wool mm accused of lobbying.
Pag J.
Senators, Ignoring warnings of renewed vlo- ;
lence, will visit West Virginia strlH dis
trict. Page ft.
Japanese rejoinder without rancor. Page -4-
Secretary Wilson's daughter makfa plea for
union, label on women s clothing. iage z.
Woman friend of Wilsons defends non-re
si stance to divorce suit by husb&nd.
Page 3.
Rose elected Mayor of Los Angeles. Page 2.
Atteaux blames undertaker for Lawrence
dynamite plot. Page 3.
Factory girls won't go to park where men
escorts can get only soft drinks. Page s.
Jack Johnson Is sentenced to year behind
bars and to pay fine of $1000. Page 3.
Chinese to study aviation. Page 1
Pacific Northwest.
Vancouver scene of unique engineering feat
in moving concrete building, page 7.
State completes task of picking school text
doors I or six years use. page a.
Louis w. HIM, In auto, gets loat In saga-
brush. Page 0. '
Indications point to success of stock show
, unton rase t. ,
Coast League results: Portland 3, Oakland
0; Los Angeles 3. Sacramento 1; s.n
Francisco 9. Venice 8 (10 innings).
Page 14.
Northwestern League results: Portland 11.
victoria 7; Seattle a, Spokane i; Van
couver 7. Tacoma X, Page 14.
Olympic Athletic Club, of San Francisco,
to enter Portland Rose Festival cham
pionship meet. Page 14.
Mike' Murphy, famous athlete trainer, is
dead. Page IS.
McCredie lifts suspension on Hlgginbotham,
who may pitch today, page 14.
Russell Smith turns in beet card for quail
fylng round in golf championships.
Page IS.
Wolfard. young tennis player, sensation in
Irvington handicap play. Page lo.
Cnmercial and Marino.
Lower oriental bids for wheat rejected by
holders. Page zo.
Wheat drops sharply at Chlcsgo en heavy
soiling. lJagc 2U.
Bear d rives in st ock market followed by
rally. Page 20i
Spezla, of Hamburg-American line, to sail
with cargo for Portland July 4. Page 21
Portland and Vicinity.
Japanese one of 23 widows seeking pen
sions. Page l.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 16.
City Attorney preparing code for Incoming
commission, fage iz.
Test given babies at mothers educational
bureau. Page 8.
Mayor-elect Albee opens Peninsula Rose
Show. Page 16.
Mayor-elect, captured Yy Admen, makes
brief address. Page 22.
Mayor-elect Albee calls meeting of Commission-elect
for today. Page 9.
George Teal weds In Seattle. Page 18.
Freshet may record 4.3 feet by Sunday;
says weatherman. Page 21.
Junior city government contest returns
$123.19 to date. Page 13-
Lodges and business associates honor late
Oeorge F. Robertson. Page 12.
Max G. Cohen found guilty of subornation
of perjury. Page o.
Commissioners are all trained men. Page 1!
Secretary Wilson's daughter plesds for
union-made goods. Page 2.
Albee's plurality 6412. Page 8.-
Woman of mystery follows Von Klein from
East and charges siz.uoo theft. Page
Hill terminals in San Francisco are for big
steamship line Portland-San Francisco.
Page 1.
New Accuser Follows
Man From Chicago.
Theft of $12,000 Is Charged
Against Swindler Suspect.
Colnmbia President Says Tendency f"bulance- whe the woman was
Is to Make Life "Flat.'
NEW YORK. June 4. Nicholas Mur
ray Butler in his address to the gradu-
ating class at Columbia University to-
rlbly kicked. She was taken uncon
scious to a hospital suffering from se
vere injuries to her head. Suffragette
papers are said to have Jbeen found in
her possession, and a suffragette flag
day deplored what he termed the pres- I was bound round her body.
(Concluded on Fage S.
ent dav lack of thoroughness, espe-
niailv "trial bv newspaper." which "el-1
bews to one side the slower process of
trial by Jury."
Careful study of any proposal, he
thought, was at a disadvantage when
public attention was dragged quickly
from one topic to another.
Just now gossip displaces conserva
tion" he said. "Vice . and loathsome
diBease are extolled as worthy of dis
cussion in the drawing-room and. of
presentation on the stage: absorption
of current topics, which tomorrow may
neither be current nor topics, leaves
no place for the genuine study of his
tory and literature. Every ruling ten
dency is to make life a flat land, an
affair of two dimensions with no depth.
no background, no permanent roots.
Period of Excessive Heat Followed
by Cloudbursts and Storms.
BERLIN. June 4. A week of ex
cessive heat has been followed by
violent thunder storms, cloudbursts and
hurricanes at many points in Ger
many. Seven houses have been de
stroyed by lightning In the villages
of Wabemo. Nordhausen and Nleder-
iwehren. in the Province of Hesse-
Nassau. Bebra has been inundated, by
a cloudburst and several children are
snorted to have been drowned near
Heavy damage has been done by the
cloudbursts in the upper Schwarza
Vallev. Two persons have been killed
bv lightning near Paderborg.
During the army maneuvers at Ayres,
Kast Prussia, five Infantrymen died
of heat prostration and 19 are in hos
pitals" as a result of exhaustion.
Ocean Marvel. Half-Mile Long,
Proves to Be School of Dolphin.
NEW YORK. June 4. (Speclal.)
The first sea serpent of the season he
been sighted. It was seen from the
Prlnz Joachim, which arrived today
from the West Indies. Soon after leav
ing Fortune Island. Dr. Flynn of the
ship, saw it first and thus describes it:
"It was about a hilf mile long and
seemed to rise and fall with the waves.
As we got nearer, it swung about
so as .to . cross our bow. Then we
found it was a half mile of dolphins.
moving closely in each other's wake.
"I guess that's about as good a sea I
serpent as any of them." and the doc
tor aald he had not had even a tea-
spoonful of brandy in a goblet of milk
when he saw the half mile of dolphins.
Jones, the Jockey, suffered
California Allen Land Measure Is
Cause for Protest.
MEXICO CITY, June 4. The Minister
of Foreign Affairs has sent a note of
protest to Washington against the
anti-alien law recently passed by th
State of Arizona.
It is reported that at least three res
ignations in the Cabinet will be pre
sented before the end of the week.
Prisoner Declared Recognized In
Eastern Court as Young Woman's
Betrayer Mask to Fall Only
When Conviction Fails.
"Mrs. C. Weber," of Kansas City, the
mysterious "Woman of the White Veil."
who has concealed her Identity behind
face covering and absolute secrecy.
appeared In Portland yesterday as a
new nemesis of E. C C. von Klein,
the alleged marrying swindler whose
victims are alleged to have totaled a
half dozen women in the past two
years, and who is now in the County
Jail, charged with the theft of $3500
worth of Jowelry belonging to Ethel
Newcomb. whom he is alleged to have
married in San Francisco and deserted
in the Portland Hotel over a year ago.
Giving a name which she- acknowl
edged Is not her own, Mrs. "Weber,
following the prisoner West when he
came the other day in custody of De
tective Joe Day, says that she will fol
low Von Klein wherever the paths of
the law lead him, and that if all the
charges now against him fall she will
reveal her Identity and that of her
daughter, whom he is alleged to have
defrauded of $12,000 in money and jew
elry, and will start a new prosecution.
Woman Keeps In Hiding?.
Mrs. "Weber" is staying In a hotel In
Portland now, ibut her whereabouts are
not Known even to tnose memDers oi
the detective force and District Attor
ney's deputies who have talked with
her She wears always an impenetrable
white veil, which even in private con
versation she refuses to discard, and be.
yond the fact that .she is middle-aged
and well dressed no one has so far pen
etrated her makeup.
Yesterday, speaking of her case, she
said that she followed Von Klein to
Portland, traveling a day behind Joe
Day and his prisoner, whom she recog
nized in the Harrison-street station
court In Chicago a month ago. She said
that it the prosecution fell through in
Portland she would follow him to Mil
waukee, where a warrant is out against
the smiling alleged swindler, and if
the Milwaukee case also fell through
she will reveal herself and take up the
According to Mrs. "Weber," her
Woman learning $40 a Month and
Three With More Than $1000
Are Among Applicants.
A prety Japanese woman with a
baby in hor arms was one of nearly 20
women who made applications to the
Juvenile Court yesterday for relief un
der the widows' pension law. The law
went into effect Tuesday and the total
number cf applications for the two
days since is 33. So far Dr. Mary
Evans and Mrs. Llda Hobson, who are
in charge of this work, have been
busy filling in history sheets relative
to the applicants and have not started
Four applicants have already come
forward whose cases have been re
ferred by Probation Officer Mcintosh
to the District Attorney for informa
tion as to whether the law is such
that relief can legally be given them.
1 nree are women who have two or
three minor children each, but who
have over S1000 each in the bank, pro
ceeds of life Insurance policies carried
by their husbands. A question has
been raised as to whether this money
must be gone before they are in line
for tensions.
A telephone exchange operator, earn
Ing $40 a month, is an applicant. She
has two children, which would entitle
her to a pension of $25 a month were
she not earning money. It must be
determined If the law will permit her
to draw the money by leaving the chil
dren at home with her mother during
the day.
"We are taking Information relative
to all who apply and later, when the
rush has . subsided, will investigate
their stories." said Probation Officer
Mcintosh. "I anticipate that many
will be refused pensions because of
failure of the law to specifically apply
to the cases of some women because
of their unwillingness to cease their
employments and take less in pensions
than they are earning now."
Ransdell " Freely Dis
cusses Activity.
Senator Lane Points Out Sec
retary of Woolgrowers.
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Imporiers Rush In Diamonds Fear
ing Increase In Tariff.
JSEW YORK, June 4. (Special.)
The indication that local diamond lm
porters are rushing large quantities
of gems into this country in expecta
tion of an increase In the t tariff,- Is
given In' figures complied by William
B. Treadwell. Jewelry examiner at the
appraiser's stores. According to his
report the total value of the gems re
ceived through the Port of New York
for the month of May reached $4,606,
323. These record-breaking figures are
Sl.e00.000 greater than the value of
the gems imported in May 1911, and
nearly J600.000 more than the highest
figures ever recorded for that month
any year. In May. 1906. the total
reached $4,021,405, which was the
previous high mark.
Proposal Is to Have Final Meeting
Merged With Banquet.
A banquet probably will be the last
official act of the Portland City Coun
cil before that body gives over the city
government to the new city commission
on July 1. Arrangements are under
way for the final session of the Coun
cil to be held in one of the downtown
hotels or grill rooms and for combining
pleasure with business.
Details of the celebration have not
been completed but the session probably
will be held as a. special adjourned
meeting. Tbe date has not been decided
upon. It Is proposed to invite only the
members of the Council, the city em-
I ployes who have worked in the Coun
cil meetings and members of the press
who have "covered" the sessions.
Milwaukee Man Finds Liove's Labor,
Lasting Two Years, Costly.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., June 4. After
endeavoring for two years to become
acquainted with a young woman here.
Max Schuster summoned enough cour
age to speak to her today. His first
word caused his arrest.
Schuster saw Miss Tener Safer two
years ago ana has watched and fol
lowed her dally since that time.
Miss Safer appealed to the police, but
was told they could do nothing until
the man addressed her. Schuster and
MIfs Shafer met In a crowded car to
day and he said, "Hello." He was im
mediately arrested and fined J25.
High Wind and Rain Cripples Wires
and Lightning Kills One.
KANSAS CITY. Mo.. June 4. A
heavy rain storm accompanied by
heavy wind crippled telegraph and
telephone service south and west o
Topeka, Kan., tonight, but no serious
! damage to property was reported.
At Jewel City one man was killed by
Western Missouri also was visited by
a heavy rain.
Hosiery Workers Lose Strike.
IPSWICH. Mass.. June 4. The strike
which closed the Ipswich Hosiery Mills
six weeks ago. leaving 1100 employes
Idle, has been called off and most of
the strikers returned to work. Th
strike was Instituted by the Industrial
I workers of the World. Their demand
for & 20 per cent Increase In wages wa
not granted.
'Senators Difrer as to Existence of
Improper Influences at Capital.
Pittman of Nevada Alleges
WASHINGTON. June 4. Ramifica
tions of the sugar tariff fleht beins
conducted outside the halls of Congress
gave the Senate lobby Investigating
committee a busy two hours late this
afternoon. With Senator Ransdell. of
Louisiana, as the chief witness, mem
bers of the investisratlnar committee
pried into every phase of the fight be
tween the free trade and the anti-free
sugar forces and established the fact
that general offices are maintained by
both factions and that a systematic and
organized fight has been carried on for
and against the free sugar provision
indorsed by President Wilson.
New Names Added to List.
The activity of the sugar tariff forces
was partially responsible for President
Wilson's statement that powerful lobby
ing Influences were at work in Wash
ington to efTect changes in the tariff
bill. Several names were added today
to the list of persons who will testify
later as to why they are "lobbyists."
These included employes of a bureau
maintained hero by the Louisiana sugar
growers and various persons who have
been connected with the anti-free sugar
Senator Ransdell discussed freely tile
organized activity of the Louisiana
sugar cane growers, but believed little
money had been spent as compared
with the amount spent by Claus
Spreckels, the Federal Sugar Refining
Company and Frank C. Lowry, of New
ork. said to be an employe of that
company, in an attempt to create
public sentiment in favor of free sugar.
1 urged the Louisiana people to or
ganize two years ago and combat this
false sentiment that was being created
In favor of free sugar," he said, "but
they did not act in time."
Island Sugar Men Active.
Some light was thrown on the activ
ity of the Hawaiian and Porto Rlcan.
growers by the JSenator. Ho denied
there had been any concerted action
among the three forces and said the
Louisiana growers had devoted their
efforts to distributing literature and
presenting arguments to show that free
sugar meant destruction to their busi
ness and no benefit to the consumer.
Senator Ransdel named Henry T.
Oxhard, Truman G. Palmer, Sidney M.
Ballou and A. D. Baldwin as leading
figures In the anti-free sugar fight.
and said H. N. Pharr. J. D. Hill. Jules
Burguleres, Charles Godchaux. Jules
Godchaux and F. F. Dickinson were
sugar planters who had done "turns"
In carrying on tho campaign from the
Washington headquarters. The Inves
tigating committee will finish the tec-
tlmony of Senators tomorrow and then
will begin hearing outsiders. All of
these mentioned today by Senator Rans
dell probably will be called. r
Senator Cane on Stand.
Senator Lane, first witness today, said
he was a physician and had no interest
in anything affected by the tariff.
"That handsome man buck there by
the wall was very much worried about
wool," he said, pointing to a-listener.
The "handsome man" said he wm
S. W. McClure, secretary of the Na
tional Woolgrowers' Association. Ho
probably will take the stand when the
Senators have finished testifying.
Senator Lane said that he did not
consider those who called on him "lob
byists." He thought they were "look
ing after their own Interests." He
knew of no lobby, but said he believed
money waa being used to try to con
vince people that bad effects would fol
low the tariff bill.
Senator McCumber said he produced
wheat, - oats, rye, flax and sometimes
potatoes, all of which were "disastrous
ly affected" by the tariff. No one had
attempted to influence him, he said.
and he knew of no use of money or
the maintenance of a lobby to In
fluence any legislation.
MType" la Dlsappearlng--
Senator Newlar.ds had some farming
interests In California, Nevada, Mary
land and District of Columbia.
"Wheni I came here 20 years ago one
occasionally saw a man who was re
garded as a lobbyist," said Mr. New
landS, "but that type of man seems to
have disappeared."
A list of more than 1500 additional
names were put in today by Senator
Penrose, covering somo of the persons
who visited him while the Payne-Ald-rlch
bill was being framed, and all his
callers during the reciprocity and do
mestic wool fights in the Senate.
Senator Perkins said he severed his
financial Interest in any business that
might be affected by legislation when
he came to Congress and Invested his
(Concluded on Pass 2. X