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THE MORNING OREGON IAN. THURSDAY. JUNE 5, 1913,
BLAME OH BREEN
Co-defendant With Wood Says
Undertaker Laid Plot and
Tried to Blackmail.
OWN SERVICES PAID FOR
Woolen Trust President Declared to
Have Insisted Company Mast
Not Owe Obligation to One
From Whom It Bought.
BOSTON. June 4. Frederick F. At
teaux. co-defendant with William M.
Wood. president of the American
Woolen Company; and Dennis H. Col
lins, In the dynamite conspiracy trial,
told his story to the jury today. He
denied emphatically that he had con
spired with the other defendants and
with John J. Breen and the late Ernest
W. "Pitman to "plant' dynamite at Law
rence to prejudice publlo opinion
fleainst the striking textile operatives
The greater part of his recital dealt
with his relations with Breen, the Law
rence undertaker convicted of placing;
the explosive, who testified that Aa
teaux hired him to do the work, and
that Pitman furnished the dynamite.
In 'many respects Atteaux' testimony
dovetailed that of Breen. though the
witness denied all criminality and In
sisted that portions of Breen's testi
mony were false.
Blackmail Charm? - Made.
Atteaux Intimated that Breen had in
veigled Pitman into the dynamite plot
And that when the exposure came and
Breen was made the defendant in sev
eral civil suits growing- out of the ar
rests of persons on whose premises the
dynamite was found Breen tried to
blackmail the witness and Wood to
raise money to settle the suits. At
teaux said the American Woolen Com
pany had accepted his offer to assist
in settling the strike. He w.s Intro
duced to Breen over the telephone by
Asa Corby, a Syrian in the pay of the
woolen company. Breen later called
on blm In Boston and at Breen's re
quest he telephoned Pitman to meet
Breen in Atteaux' office. He left Breen
and Pitman together and then, he said,
the dynamite plot probably was
hatched. Breen several months later
demanded $13,000 and threatened an
"exposition" If the money were not
The witness accounted for his move
ments on January 19, 1912, the day the
conspiracy is said to have had its in
ception, and denied he was the person
driven In a taxlcab from Wood's Bos
ton house to Franklin and Washington
streets, where Breen testified that
Atteaux paid him $600.
Atteaux Paid for Services.
The cross-examination by District
Attorney Pelletier was brief. Atteaux
said be could explain Breen's purpose
in coming to him only because he
thought he could reach Mr. Wood
"easier through me than through Pit
man." The witness declared the Ameri
can Woolen Company paid him $2000
for his services during the strike be
cause Wood thought that the company
ought not to be under obligation to any
person from whom it was buying mer
chandise. Testimony that Breen had not told
the truth to the police authorities re
garding the dynamite was given by
State Officer Flynn as part of the de
fense's plan to discredit Breen as a
witness and two employes of a taxicab
company were called in an attack on
the veracity, of Arthur Pica, a taxlcab
chauffeur, who had told of a trip from
Woods' house with a passenger re
sembling Atteaux on the night of Janu
ary 9. 1913.
BANKS GET FEDERAL CASH
Ten Millions Deposited, Northwest
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. June 4. The Secretary of the
Treasury today announced the distri
bution of $10,000,000 of Federal de
posits in various National banks des
ignated as depositories which are to
pay 2 per cent Interest Washing
ton banks and $25,000 in Idaho. Ore
gon banks, which receive deposits, are
the United States National of Portland
National Bank of Hillsboro. Benton
County National of Corvallis and First
National of Baker.
Deposits will also bo made In the
Paclftc National of Tacoma, Wash.
First National of BeUingham. National
'"ity of Seattle. First National of
Walla Walla. and the Exchange
Traders, Fidelity and Old National
Bank of Spokane. Idaho depositories
are the First National of Lewiston tne
Wallace National and the First Na
tional of Weiser.
SUGAR MEN ARE NAMED
f-Qntlnud Kivm Fir.t Paa:..
knew of no money or Improper meth
ods used to influence legislation, ex
cept "some letters threatening dire de
struction unless I voted as they want
ed me to." That referred particularly
to the wool schedule, he added.
Senator Ransdell, of Louisiana, tes
tified that he know of no Improper in
fluences used to prevent sugar from
going on the free list or to prevent a
larger reduction In tariff.
Senator Robinson, of Arkansas, told
the committee of a letter he had re
ceived from E. F. Milliken, of Bayou
Meto, who had threatened to vote
against him If the Senator voted for
removing the duty on rice. He told
of a talk with ,R. D. Bowen, of Texas,
representing the Farmers' Union,
which was fighting the reduction of
rice and cotton duties. The Senator
said he knew of no corrupt lobby.
More Sabpenaa Issued.
The committee tonight issued subpe
nas for ex-Representative S. Bennett,
of New York; Otto Carmichael, of New
York, formerly a Wasnlngton corre
spondent; Rev. Father G. H. Malone, of
Denver, who Is now in Washington;
G. Harold Powell, Francis E. Hamilton.
HarriBon Osborne. W. L. Bass, A. A.
Irving, William o. Marvin and Wil
liam F. Fitzgerald. This Is a list of
names furnished to the committee
apart from names brought out in tes
timony given by Senators. Chairman
Overman did not reveal the source of
the list or purpose for which the per
sons attendant are sought.
At the night session of the commit
tee Senator Thornton, of Louisiana,
testified that he regarded as unfair
the methods used by Frank C. Lowry,
of the Federal Sugar Refining Com
pany, to create sentiment for free
sugar. He said Lowry had issued cir
culars under the letterhead of a gro
cers' organization, when in reality ha
was representing the Cane Sugar Re
finers. Senator Thompson, of Kansas,
also identified a circular Issued to beet
susrar .growers which had been Intro
duced earlier in the day. as having
come originally from Lowry.- Senator
Thornton answered under protest the
questions of the committee relating to
his property holdings, stating that , he
thought it "a disgrace for a Senator
to ber haled up to answer questions
about his personal property by his
IS SLAIN BY WIFE
HUSBAND LED TO DEATH BY HIS
Estranged Chicago Woman Shoots
Former Mate a a He StnVts to
Enter Her Boom.
CHICAGO, June 4. Mrs. Luis Van
Keuren was held to the grand Jury on
a charge of murder In connection with
the fatal shooting of her husband, John
B. Van Kuren. from whom she had been
separated since last March, at the door
way of her apartment early today.
George Penrose, who admitted he had
visited Mrs. Van Keuren's home short
ly before the shooting, was held as an
Mrs. Van Keuren told the Coroner's
Jury she had fired her revolver when
someone broke the glass window over
the door at the entrance of her home.
She .said she believed it was a burglar.
The bullet penetrated her husband's
- Private detectives who had been In
the employment of Van Keuren testi
fied at the inquest that Penrose, a
Jeweler, had gone to Mrs. Van Keuren's
home with her last night after closing
his .store. The detectives then tele
phoned Van Keuren.
Harry Van Keuren, brother of the
dead man. at whose home he had been
living, said his brother had left home
after receiving a message from detect
money Iri real estate. He knew noth
ing of any lobby in Washington.
Senator Norrls said he owned two
wheat farms In Nebraska.
"In a general way. I assume there is
and has been a lobby here." said he.
From the fact that I receive dallv cir
culars on the subject. I assume "there
is a lobby here tor and against free
"I am interested in the lumber busi
ness, farming, paper-making and sev
eral other things that might be men
tioned." said Senator Stephenson, when
be took the stand. "I have always
been in favor of free lumber.
Stephenson Telle Life Story.
"In regard to money being used here,
I know nothing of that," concluded
Senator Stephenson, "and I have never
met anyone whom I considered a lob
byist." Senator; Stephenson, always a pic
turesque figure, enlivened the com
mittee with a half-hour human-interest
story of his life. He had been In
the lumber business 73 years, begin
ning as a cook when he was 11. He
confessed that he owned several mil
lion dollars' worth of timber lands,
several farms and some Iron mines. He
diverted to say that Pauline Wayne.
President Taft's cow, was doing well
Senator Owen testified he was In
terested In farm land In Oklahoma,
baring some lumber, -ut he had not
sought to influence Senators on agri
cultural or lumber duties. He thought
"the patent medicine trust" was behind
the opposition to his bill ior a depart
ment of public health.
Senator Martina, of New Jersey,
Vnew of no offensive lobby.
T1 1 1 ma Accuses tVoolaars.
"I know of my own knowledge." said
Senator Pittman. of Nevada, "there haa
mi a premeditated, sustained and ex
pensive effort made by the woolcrow
rs to intimidate their representatives
io support certain measures, in the be
ilef that the people favor them."
!i . ji j-merene sain ne nad no
trsonal Interest In tariff rate. He
ROYAL GAMBLING DIES OUT
As Result of Queen's Antipathy Der
by Sweepstakes JJot Held.
LONDON, June 4. (Special.) Queen
Mary's well-known strong antipathy
to gambling in any form was demon
strated at this year's derby, when the
usual derby sweepstakes among mem
bers of the royal household waa not
held. The reason for this was that
the King and Queen declined to take
tickets on the result of the great race.
All but a few members of the house
hold followed the example of the King
ana yueen and as a result the pool
This sweepstakes was Instituted In
the year of the late King Edward VII's
succession and has been held every
year since until today. Last year it
was won by the Duchess of Devon
shire, who Is now one of the Queen's
strongest supporters In her antl-gam-bllng
crusade. The Queen-mother.
Alexandra, won It once, but King Ed
ward VII never had the right ticket.
The tickets cost a guinea each and the
nrst prixe was generally about $500.
COMMISSION MEN TARGET
Railroad Commission Asks Grand
Jury Action Against Local Firms.
SALEM. Or., June 4. (Special.) The
Railroad Commission in a letter to
District Attorney Evans, of Multnomah
county, today asked him to urge the
grand jury to act In the case of 'the
Portland commission merchants, who
have not complied with the law, which
became operative yesterday, providing
that these merchants cbtaln licenses or
give bonds. It Is believed that the
commission men. who opposed the law,
have been waiting for the Railroad
Commission to act, and that they will
bring suit to have the law tested.
The letter, in part, to the District At
"The act makes it a criminal offense
to engage in the selling of farm, dairy,
orchard or garden produce on account
of a shipper or consignor without ob
taining a license to be Issued by the
Railroad Commission, and without the
filing of a bond."
ROSE MADE MAYOR
OF LOS ANGELES
Man Who Defeated Reform
Candidate Promises to Im
" prove City's Morals.
"VICE. POLICY" OUTLINED
"Insane Treatment" of Question De
clared to Result In Worse Forms
of Evil Liquor Licenses
LOS ANGELES, June 4. Police Judge
Rose was elected Mayor of Los Angeles
yesterday, complete returns now verl
fylng the early estimates of the defeat
of the candidate of the" "reform ele
ment," City Attorney Shenk.
The complete count of the vote cast
yesterday showB that Rose waa elected
by a majority or 02S. His total vote
was 46,045, while that of the conference
candidate. City Attorney John W.
Shenk, receiver 38,019.
In the primary a month ago Shenk
failed of election by only a little more
man suuo votes.
. The new administration will take of
fice July. 7.
rrtnnpt Removals Scheduled.
Mayor-elect Rose presided In his
Police Court as usual today, but an
nounced that -two Police Commissioners
and two Water Commissioners, all Iden
tified with the former good government
organization, would be removed forth
Los Angeles now has fewer than the
charter limit of 200 saloons. The new
Mayor in a public statement declared
that no more liquor licenses would be
Referring to the social evil, he said
it would "be treated in a sane manner."
The city has no segregated district, but
the recent "white slavery investiga
tion" revealed the existence of pseudo
.Better Morality Promised.
"Insane treatment of this evil results
in a much worse form of immorality.
said Rose. "I was a Police Judge nine
years. I believe I know how to treat
this question. The worst forms will be
attacked first. I will establish better
morality In this city than I know exists
at the present time."
One Socialist, Fred C. Wheeler, won
a place in the City Council, leading
four of the other eight successful can
didates. Mrs. Frances Noel, the wom
an Socialist candidate for Council,
polled a smaller vote than any of the
men, despite the fact that she had the
Indorsement and active support of a
number of influential club women and
ALBANY HOST TO AUTOISTS
Excursion of 150 Corvallis Folk En
tertained at L-unch.
ALBANY, Or.. June 4. (Special.)
Riding In 30 automobiles. 150 residents
of Corvallis visited Albany Tuesday
while on an automobile excursion over
Southwestern Linn and Eastern Ben
ton counties. They were entertained
at luncheon by the Albany Commercial
The visitors were met at Tangent by
a large committee of local business
men. headed by Mayor Gilbert and Man
ager Stewart of the Albany Commercial
Club, and were escorted to the St.
Francis and Hammel hotels for lunch.
F. P. Nutting, vice-president of the
Albany Commercial Club, presided at
the St. Francis, and G.-T. Hockensmith,
chairman of the club's entertainment
committee, at the Hammel, and at bothJ
places Albany and Corvallis business
men exchanged felicitations In short
talks. The excursionists passed two
New Store at Morrison and Broadway
Opens for Business
Today, June Fifth
The Portland Public Is Cordially Invited to Come and See Us
in Our New Home
If you will pardon us for saying so we think we have the
finest clothes shop for men and women iri America. We want
you to come in and see the new store which you have by your
splendid patronage in the past enabled us to open. This store
we think will be one which every good citizen will be proud
of. We shall carry as good merchandise as is produced in this
country or abroad. We shall continue to do business on the
same plane of. integrity characterizing our business from its
inception. We shall use every endeavor to please our patrons
in the new home. If any have a grievance come in and allow
us a chance to adjust the matter.
We want you all to make us a little social call without
feeling any obligation to buy.
Chesterfield Clothes finest in the world for men and
equally good clothes for women at prices that are right, and
courteous, competent salespeople to serve you.
LIBRARIANS TO MEET SOON
Pacific Northwest. Book Folk to Be
Hosts at Tacoma.
TACOMA, Wash., June 4. (Special.)
The Pacific Northwest Library Asso
ciation will ' meet In Tacoma June 12,
13 and 14. Organized during the A-Y-P
Exposition, the association In
cludes librarians and their assistants
in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and
British Columbia. E. O. S. Scholefield.
librarian of tiie Provincial Library of
British Columbia, is president.
' About 100 members are expeoted to
attend and the programme will in
clude an address of welcome by Bishop
F. W. Ke&tor, of Tacoma. and addresses
outside the membership by Mrs. Jose
phine Preston, State Superintendent of
Schools, and by Professor Beach, of
the University of Washington. The
opening session of the association will
be held at the Commercial Club and
the others at St. Luke's Episcopal par
ish house and at the Tacoma Public
A psasenrer en a German ateamar. af.
ter trying Tmrioiie remedies for aaa-alek.
na. ata a pancake wtth .German) eran-
brriea. an& found rtlmsftlt promptly
enred. AH ttm steamers of that line now
nave "prannkuohen mlt Pref aaelbeeren'
on their menu.. .
JEFFERSON CLASS DAY GAY
Students Make Merry at Oaks Fol
Sixty-four students of Jefferson High
School.- the graduating class of June,
13, gathered at the Oaks Amusement
Park yesterday and celebrated "Class
day." The evening was a steady suc
cession of class yells.
As Angelo vltale. the U-year-old
band leader of Ruzzi'B Royal Italian
Band, withdrew, the students honored
him with a yell.
Director Tigano and the band and
the owners of different amusement
concessions, who showed the students
particular favors, were similarly honored,
The gay party first made a trip to
magoon s park. near Oregon City,
where a picnic lunch was served. The
chaperons in charge of the party were
miss t-steue m. ingalle. Miss Sarah
Ruby and Mrs. Eliot.
$35,000 DEAL AT ASTORIA
Modern Business Block Is Promised
.oy Realty Company.
ASTORIA, Or.. June 4 (Special.) A
deal was closed this afternoon whereby
the Flavel estate sells lots 6 and 6 and
the south 40 feet of lots 2 and 3. block
25 McClure's Addition, to the Astoria
Realty Company. The property com
prises a tract 100x100 feet at the north
west corner of Commercial and Tenth
streets and a tract 40x100 feet In the
center of that block.
The consideration is said to be in
the neighborhood of $35,000. The pur
chasing company plans the early im
provement or the property by the erec
tlon of a modern business block on It.
ROSE FESTIVAL WEEK
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Mall to your friends in the
East The Oregonian during Rose
Festival week, beginning Mon
day, June 9. and ending with the
great fssaar edltloa. June 15.
Complete and exhaustive re
ports with numerous high-class
half-toned illustrations will be
The Portland Annual Rose Fes
tival has been widely advertised
throughout the United States,
and no more attractive testi
monial to your friends could be
given than a subscription to
Oregon's great daily during the
Orders 'given now at the busi
ness office or sent by mail to
The Oregonian will receive
prompt and careful attention.
Subscription price for the en
tire week. Including postage. la
GIRL URGES LABEL
Secretary's Daughter Pleads
for Union-Made Goods.
BOYCOTT IS NOT FAVORED
Agnes Hart Wilson Urges League to
Start Movement Own Investi
gations In Washington
ST. LOUIS, June 4. Miss Agnes Hart
Wilson, daughter of the Secretary of
Labor In President Wilson's Cabinet,
addressed the National Women's Trade
Union League convention here today
and urged that the women purchasers
of clothing be educated to demand the
"I don't favor the boycott," said Miss
Wilson, "but I do urge that we start a
movement to bring- out the garment
makers' label on women's clothing-. The
names of all union makers of women's
clothing should be mentioned promi
nently In the official bulletin of- this
league. That will advertise the goods
and It will advertise us.
Misa Wilson told of her personal In
vestigations of social conditions in
Washington, T. C, where she found
women and children working long
hours, under unsanitary conditions and
for poor par.
Miss Wilson said that the work under
unsatisfactory conditions to which she
referred, was in tenement districts and
usually was sewing, artificial flower
making or other form of piece work.
BEEF BRINGS 11 CENTS
New Zealand Competition Fails to
Reduce Fres-h Meat Prices. '
SEATTLE. June 4. Three carloads
of New Zealand frozen beef, mutton.
veal and rabbits and butter arrived
here today from Vancouver, and were
placed on sale, the beef being retailed
at 11 cents as against 144 for Ameri
oan fresh beef. The meat was shipped
from Auckland ' on the big liner
Niagara, which has refrigerating rooms.
Arrangements have been made to
send regular weekly consignments to
Seattle, whose market Is. expected to
take all the surplus from Vancouver.
Butter will be shipped to other North
western cities. So far as known there
has-been no reduction of prices of fresh
meat as the result of the New Zealand
SPRINGFIELD REALTY SOLD
Southern Pacific Acquires Property
for Terminal Yards.
SPRINX3F1ELT). Or.. June . Spe
ciai. -Two tracts of land adjoining
this city, upon which the Southern Pa-'
cific Company had options, were taken
over by the company today and the
owners received cash for the property.
The tracts were owned by E. J. Frasler,
6f Kuerene, and Elmer McBee. of
Springfield. Mr. Frasier had 137 acres,
of which the railway ' company., will
need only about 60. but a syndicate
which has been handling- the deal takes
the remainder, paying Mr. FrasieV be
tween $40,000 and S60.000 for the en
tire tract. Mr. McBee's tract consisted
of 107 acres, and he is said to hsve re
J. B. Eddy, right-of-way" and. tax
agent of the Southern Pacific company,
was here today making all arrange
ments for the transfer of the land.
This land, together with other tracts
upon which the railway company has
options, will be used for division ter
minal yards and upon which to erect
shops sometime in the future.
Another large deal in realty which
has lust been completed is the trans
fer of a large acreage of suburban
property known as Willamette Heights
and Sunnyslde Addition, from John
ttestley to D. A. Rabb. of San Fran
cisco, for $76,000. Mr. Rabb has been
bidding heavily of late, but this is the
largest purchase he has made yet.
CHURCH CORNERSTONE LAID
1000 Attend Impressive Ceremony
JjcA by La Grande Masons.
LA GRANDE, Or June 4. (Special.)
The cornerstone of the new $30,000
aiemocust c:nurch was laid In place
yesterday under the direction of the
Masonic order. Dr. E. B. Fyke pre
sided In the place of District Superin
tendent Winters, who was ill. The
Methodist Church was packed and the
big programme culminated at 2 o'clock
in the afternoon.
Grand Master Kiddle, acting as dep
uty after Dr. Nathan Evans, of Pendle
ton, delivered an address on the "Un
'falling Progress of the Church." Local
Masons then took charge of the out
door exercises, at which 1000 attended.
In the . records were placed a coin be
longing to the R. A. M. Lodge, copies
or tne tjnnstian Advocate telling of
the plans for the cornerstone laying,
the Evening Observer, of La Grande,
dated May 31, telling of the exercises,
the picture of E. E. Kiddle, the presid
ing Mason, a discipline of the Metho
dist Church and various other articles.
As a climax to the ceremony bene
diction was . poured upon the stone.
first In the shape of corn, representing
Plenty; wine, representing gladness,
and finally oil, representing Joy.
VICE "CRUSADE IS ON NOW
Coos Connty Attorney Is Determined
to Close Notorious Houses.
COQTJTLLE, Or., June 4. (Special.)
Prosecuting Attorney Llljeqvist has
planned a campaign against vice for
Coos County, as the new law becomes
effective today.. Keepers of notorious
nouses nave evaded arrest heretofore
through a system of "spotters,- who
have watched the movements of the
Sheriff and his deputies.
Mr. Llljeqvist purposes enforcing the
new law and will confiscate prop
erty where the reputation of certain
places in the county warrant such ac
tion. It is his purpose also to inaug
urate a crusade against the lllegai salo
of liquors. As District Attorney George
Brown's deputy the new County Attor
ney kept up a continuous warfare
against vice of every kind In Coos
County, but few convictions were pos
sible on account of the method of pro
cedure against violations of this char
PURIFY YOUR HOMES!
During Clean-T7p week, after the
rubbish has been removed thor
oughly disinfect your cellars,
yards, closets and all .suspicious
places where disease germs collect
-by sprinkling liberally with a so
I-.a Grande Folk Get Stung.
LA GTtATCrP? flp 1 .... A to i , .
. - " " iDjeuiii,f
business waa good on the corner of
DeDOt BtrAAt nH Ata-na - - t...
a&y when a swarm of bees was making
T . .. . i iualr queen, oeverai peo-
f: "i.uiiis uy xne insects, wnicn
held the nrinclnnl rnnA ... i
They finally swarmed on top of the
Sommer building and were hived by
Timber Companies Pay Taxes.
ASTORIA, Or.. June 4. (Special.)
The Crosset Timber Company and the
Larkin-Green Logging Company, two
of the timber-owning syndicates that
had refused to pay their taxes on the
1912 roll on the ground that the spe
cial road district levies made for high
way Improvement purposes were illegal,
have withdrawn their protest and to
day paid the full amount of taxes
against their holdings.
Cottage Grove Cows Have Twins.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or.. June 4.
(Special.) Two cows owned by J. Kile,
of Row River, gave birth to twin calves
on the same day a short time ago.
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