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PORTLAND, OREGON. , THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1913.
VOL. LIU. NO. 16,455.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
THAW DEFIES LAW
OF TWO NATIONS
Slayer Confident on
Eve of Hearing.
FRONTIER JUDGE MUST SAY
If Habeas Corpus Writ Is Sus
tained Fugitive Goes Free.
FOR HOW LONG IS QUESTION
Immigration Officers Hold Various
Phases of Canadian law Over
Head of Prisoner Offers of
Help Come From Notables.
SHERBROOKE, Que.. Aug. 20. Har
ry Kendall Thaw's legal fight against
deportation to the United States, after
his dramatic escape from the Mattea
wan State Hospital for the Criminal
Insane en Sunday morning last, -will
begin in this Canadian frontier town
tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. He
is to be produced then before Judge
Globensky. of the Superior Court, on
a writ of habeas corpus obtained by
his counsel this afternoon.
If the writ is sustained he will be a
free man. But for how long he will
be free is problematical.
Errrr Move Watched.
Dominion immigration authorities,
watching every move in the case, an
nounced, tonight that they stand ready
to detain him, should he be released,
and then take steps to thrust him back
across the border as "an undesirable
alien," either at the New Hampshire
line, where he entered the Dominion,
or at some point in New York State.
Facing such a situation, Stanford
White's erratic slayer, ordinarily lo
quacious, has shut his lips tight and
for once in his life has refused to be
interviewed. He has talked vaguely
of matters not pertaining to his es
cape, but not one word has come from
him regarding his fi ght from Mattea
' wan or of the inception of the plot that
led to bis delivery nor of the fiveamen
who spirited him away.
' Alee la Jail Is Belief.
Of these five one is believed to be
In jail in Sherbrooke. He gave the
name of "Mitchell Thompson," and In
sisted that he was a resident of To
ronto. But both Sheriff Hornbrook and
District Attorney Conger, of Dutchess
County, New York, who looked him
over today, said he was none other
than "Gentleman Roger" Thompson,
late of New York City, and reputed
chauffeur of the black automobile that
whirled Thaw from Matteawan at more
than 60 miles an hour.
Thompson was idling In the Superior
Courtroom, waiting for the Thaw case
to come up, when the immigration offi
cers arrested him. He was quickly iden.
titled as one of the two men with Thaw
when he was arrested near Coalicook
yesterday. He denied that he had
aided Thaw in crossing the border, and
maintained that he had met the fugi
tive by chance. Notwithstanding his
protestations of Innocence, he was held
In $500 ball for a hearing on Friday.
Unable to furnish the bond, he was re
manded to JaiL
Technical Charge Placed.
Technically he is charged with aid
ing and abetting a lunatic to cross the
Canadian border, an offense punish
able with a $S00 fine. If the author
ities fall to hold him on the charge,
District Attorney Conger will seek his
extradition on a warrant charging Rog
er Thompson with conspiracy with
others to defeat the ends of justice in
The warrant is here, but will not be
pressed until the Immigration law vio
lation has been tested.
Thompson's defense, it is understood,
will emphasise (provided he admits
coming across the border with Thaw)
the contention that Thaw has not been
found Insane In Canada, and that as
sisting blm to enter was, therefore, not
a violation of the law. In this way
the question of Thaw's sanity will be
Involved in the procedure separate
from his own case.
Camera Sq,uad Dodced.
Thompson's arrest in tne courtroom
today was unnoticed by the casual
spectator. The prisoner dodged the
camera squad while being taken to
jail. "shielding his face with a hand
kerchief he broke Into a run. greatly
to the alarm of the aged deputy who
had him in charge, and stopped only
when bystanders began a hue and cry.
Then, still holding his handkerchief
over bis face, he went quietly to Jail
and was lodged in a cell not far f rum
The court where Thaw will appear
tomorrow is a roomy, well-lighted mod
ern structure, high of ceiling and clean.
It ts far superiolr architecturally to
the criminal courts building in New
York where the Thaw murder trial
were held. Geranium-bordered walks
lead to the front entrance through an
emerald green lawn, and on an eleva
tion overlooking the main street stands
the courthouse, of gray atone.
Townspeople 't latere ted.
Those M'ho expected picturesque
French-Canadian scenes were disap
pointed. The Judge did not appear at
.all, granting the application for the
writ of habeas corpus in private. Thaw
remained throughout the day in the
Jail on the crest of a hill half a mile
-(.Concluded on Pas 5.J
SULZER MEETING IN
WAR OX TAMM.VXY FROM HERE
URGED OX TOM LAWSOX.
Tlie Rev. Mr. McPherson Proposes
Fight to Frazrle and Is Thanked
by Involved' Governor.
The Rev. Charles T. McPherson. pas
tor of Trinity Methodist Episcopal
Church, who prayed for Governor Sul
ser of New York from his pulpit Sun
day and received a personal letter from
the Governor on Tuesday thanking him
for an encouraging message, yesterday
wrote to Thomas W. Lawson at Prlne-
ville. Or., asking him to arrange a
Sulzer meeting in Portland.
The letter said in part:
"All friends of good government are
grateful to you for proposing to push
a campaign to raise a large sum of
money with which to fight Boss Mur
phy and his corrupt machine to a frax
xle. "Would you favor holding a public
meeting in Portland, Or.. In Governor
Sulzer's behalf? Whatever you may
direct in the matter will be carried
out as fully as possible."
The pastor sent another telegram to
Governor Sulser. Informing him of his
correspondence witn Mr. Lawson. He
received the following reply a few
hours later from Governor Sutler's sec
"The Governor directs me to thank
you. He has written fully. Hope you
will see Mr. Lawson at Prinevllle."
$100 PAID FOFDOG'S TAIL
Shooter Targets Animal's Rudder,
Then Settles With Owner.
ROSEBURG, Or, Aug. 20. (Special.)
F. W. Jennings, of Portland, escaped
arrest here today when he promised
to pay for shooting the tail from a
valuable cougar dog belonging to Ike
Gervals, of Glide. The little diversion
is said to have cost approximately
Mr. Jennings has been camped near
the Kighteen-Mile House, on the Coos
Bay road. This morning he engaged
in an argument with a friend regarding
his marksmanship. To test bis ability
with a rifle, Mr. Jennings banged
away at a dog. which he supposed was
a stray. The bullet clipped the tall
from the dog's body. ,
Mr. Gervals, who was en route to
Coos County to hunt coyotes, saw the
dog's tall drop and complained to Mar.
shal Fenton. A conference between
Jennings, Gervais and the officer fol
lowed, at which. It la said, the value
of the dog's tall was fixed at approxi
mately $100. The Portland man paid.
ELIZABETH L. LORD PASSES
Prominent Woman of The Dalles Is
Stricken at Trout Lake.
THE DALLES. Or., Aug. 20. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Elizabeth L. Lord, of this
city, died suddenly today at her Sum
mer home at Trout Lake, at the age of
72.' The Immediate cause was heart
trouble.' Mrs. Lord was one of the
most prominent women of the state,
having been the second oldest resident
here and one of the first proponents
of suffrage in the state, was vice
president of the Oregon Suffrage
League and a prominent member of the
Soros is Club, a civic organization, and
the Christian Science Church. Her
husband, Wintworth Lord, resides In
Mrs. F. L. Houghton, of The Dalles,
is the only child. Frank Laughlin, of
Portland, is a brother. Mrs. Lord was
born in Missouri and came West in
1850. She was a woman of marked
ability in literary lines, her principal
book being "Reminiscences of Oregon."
No funeral arrangements have been
AIDE TO NAPOLEON III DIES
M. Ollivler, Famous French Politi
cian, Was Liszt's Son-in-Law.
ANNECY, France. Aug. 20. Emlle
Ollivier, famous French politician and
Premier of France under Napoleon III,
died here today.
M. Ollivier was born at Marseilles
July 2, 1825. He came into interna
tional prominence when be was chosen
by the Emperor as arbitrator of the
difficulties which arose relative to the
Isthmus Suez, and It was on his report
that the final decision was founded.
In 1870 he was invited by the Em
peror to form a ministry. The declara
tion of war against Germany and its
disastrous results led to the overthrow
of the Ollivier government on August
9. 1870, seven months after its forma
Or late years Ollivier had not taken
any part in contemporary politics. He
was the author of numerous judicial
M. Olllvier's first wife, who died In
1862, was a daughter of Liszt, the com
poser. MONEY RAINS AT SALEM
Newsies Corral Runaway Coins as
Express Bag Bursts.
SALEM. Or., Aug. 20. (Special.)
It rained money in Salem early today.
The shower was in front of the Ladd
& Bush Bank 'and for a time enter
prising youngsters were busy chasing
half dollars and quarters as they rolled
down the gutter on the southern side
of Commercial street.
A Wells-Fargo Express wagon had
been backed against the curbing in
front of the bank, and two men had
hold of what seemed to be a bushel
bag of coins Suddenly one of the men
lost his hold and the bag dropped to
the street, a seam bursting. Coins
rolled in every direction. A crowd of
newsboys helped corral the runaway
coins and not one piece was lost.
WEEK OF SO HOURS
URGED FOR HEN
End of Work Day at 6
P. M. Advised.
QUESTION DIVIDES EMPLOYERS
One at Mercantile Conference
Favors Early Closing.
UNFAIRNESS IS PREDICTED
Recommendation to Welfare Com
mission Adopted Despite Argu
ment That Public Wants to
Shop Saturday Nights.
Eight hours and 20 minutes a day,
or 60 hours a week, as the maximum
for women employes of retail stores
in Portland, was the recommendation
last night of the mercantile confer
ence called by the Industrial Welfare
Commission to determine how long a
woman's working day should be.
The conference also recommended
that 6 o'clock be made the latest clos
ing hour for women workers in mer
cantile establishments. If adopted by
the commission this ruling will eleml
nate Saturday night shopping so far as
women employes are concerned. Like
wise It will put an end to the night
shopping of Christmas week, except in
stores where the shoppers can be
waited on by men employes.
lajustlre Held Possible.
This especial feature of the case was
made the basis for an extended discus
sion of the. 6 o'clock closing question.
W. P. Olds, of Olds, Wortman & King.
argued that to grant this concession
would mean Inevitably that stores em
ploying no women or so few of them
as to make little difference, would ab
sorb In many lines the business built
up by the department stores.
Mr. Olds said personally he favored
6 o'clock closing, but that unless it
were made to apply to all stores. In
stead of just those with women em
ployes, injustice would be wrought.
He cited the experience of his own firm
which for six years did close at 6
o'clock on Saturday nights, being ob
liged to return finally to night open
ing because other stores did not follow
Employer for Early Closing.
His argument followed a summing
up as strongly on the other side by
Thomas Roberts. Sr., of Roberts Broth
ers, & representative on the conference
I Concluded on Pave 4.
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 86
degrees; minimum, a decrees.
TODAY'S Fair; northwesterly winda
Senate prepares to make changes la House
currency bllL Pare 2.
Representative Francis Burton Harrison
nominated for Governor-General of Phil
ippines. Page 5.
Fight on frees raw aool Is due In Senate
today. rage &
Houae committee begins inquiry Into Fed
eral Judge sneer's actions. Page S.
Daniels orders tars In Seattle riot punished.
Over 6DOU0 of pawnbrokers lobby fund not
spent, says Horning. Page 6.
Diggs found guilty on four counts. Page 1.
Volunteer army improves roads In Mis
souri. Page 2.
Nature man Darling denied passage to
Tahiti. Page S.
"Executive" rooms are assigned to Glynn In
Albany, page e.
Huerta intimates American people not be
hind Wilson In bis demands. Page 1.
Harry K. Thaw, who begins new legal fight
for freedom today,, defies law to hold
him. Page L
Coast League Reruns Portland 4. Los An
geles 1; Venice 2, Sacramento 1; ban
Francisco 2. Oakland 1. Page tf.
Northwestern League results: Portland 2.
Victoria 8; Tacoma S. Spokane 1; Van
couver , Seattle . Page 6.
Oregon Kid wins 52-foot class championship
at Chicago. Page 7.
Bundy and McLoughlin retain tennla cham
pionship in match with youngsters.
New records made by riflemen at Camp
Perry, page 7.
Addison Bennett writes from Palouse. Page
Farmer boys urged to stay with soil, at
Klamath Falla meeting. Page 11.
Defense offers no testimony In ault on ref
erendum of workmen's compensation
act, Pago IL
Co-operation keynote of good roads rally In
session at Eureka. Page 4.
Excavators uncover carvlnga of ancient In
dians in Idaho, pass X.
Commercial and Marine.
Bull element dominates wheat, but corn ts
weaker. Page 17.
More favorable Mextcan newa causes stocks
to regain losses. Page 17.
Competition among bsnana dealers results
In cut In prices. Page 17.
Maintenance of track on south Jetty ad
vised by sea captain. Page 16.
Petition Is to sound interstate bridge bond
Issue. Page 10.
Portland aid Vicinity.
Big day's fun assured 000 children. Page 0.
East Burnslde District Association acta on
widening of street- Page 16.
Young married man confesses forgery at-'
tempt on First National Bank. Page 16.
Boston women honored guests at luncheon
here. Page 10.
Circus arrives and .parade will atart at
lv o'clock today. Page 10.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 13.
Sulser meeting In Portland proposed by Rev.
McPherson. Page 1.
President Meier, of Columbia Highway As
sociation, calls meeting, page 12.
Leo Furlong held as train robber suspect.
Fifty hours work s week recommended for
saleswomen. Page 1.
FUNERAL PARTY STAMPEDE
Lightning Fire Church In Which
Services Are Being Held.
ELKHORN. la.. Aug. 20. A thunder
storm occurred during the funeral here
yesterday of Nels Chrlstensen. killed in
an automobile accident. Lightning
struck the church steeple and set tire to
The members of the funeral party
were panic-stricken and stampeded
from the church. Several were Injured
In the rush.
Wilson Not Backed Up,
Tone of Reply.
REFERENCE IS TO CONGRESS
Democratic Party's Power Is
Held Only Temporary.
PRIVATE ADVICES RECEIVED
Mexican President Cites Attacks on
Washington Administration and
Declares American People Not
, Behind Demands Made.
WASHINGTON", Aug. 10. Intimations
are contained. In Provisional President
Huerta's reply to the American note
presented by John Lln that President
Wilson is not backed up by Congress
or the American people in hlu stand
against recognition of the Huerta gov
ernment. Referring to the attacks on the
Washington Administration by mem
bers of Congress and pointing to the
official recommendations of Ambassa
dor Henry Lane Wilson advising recog
nition, Huerta declares he Is entitled
to be recognized. He holds that the
Democratic party's power Is temporary,
and argues that recognition of his gov
ernment is a partisan question in the
United States. He intimates that be
reaches bis conclusion on private ad
vices from Washington.
Neither Side Recedes.
This information was obtained to
night from those who know the con
tents of the Huerta note, so far as It
has been deciphered. The .complete
note is not yet at hand, but the prin
cipal argument has been placed before
Though negotiations between John
Llnd, personal representative of Presi
dent Wilson,' and Provisional President
Huerta are continuing on a cordial per
sonal basis,' neither' side Is recedin."'
from its pc.Uion, and Alternative meas
ures already are under consideration
here. No definite court has been for
mulated, but the policy that la at pres
ent under consideration and most like
ly to be adopted is one of absolute non
interference. The American Government under such
a policy would continue to deny arms
to both sides, would withdraw Ameri
cans from trouble zones, insist on
proper protection to property and lives.
(Concluded on Pago 2.)
IS POUND IN IDAHO
KXCAVATORS C.NCOVER ARROW
HEAD AT BEDROCK.
Indians Believed to Have Chiseled
Mark to Indicate Approach to
BOISE. Idaho. Aug. 20. (Special.)
Excavators at the Arrowrock dam of
the Payette-Boise project have uncov
ered the carving of a great arrowhead
In the side of a granite cliff. 90 feet
below the surface of the present bed
of the BolKe River. The arrowhead is
near what has been the bed of the old
river , and those familiar with Indian
legend believe it explains the name
given by the red men to the dam site.
A towering cliff of granite rises 100
feet above the present bed of the Boise
River and achored to the side of this
will be th V-shaped concrete dam of
the Payette-Boise project To build
this dam It was necessary for the en
gineers to excavate to bedrock, or the
bottom of the old river. Great steam
shovels were put to work in the ex
cavation and when the bedrock of the
old river was reached, the earth crum
bled from the mold of the great arrow
head in the side of the cliff.
Indians are believed to have chiseled
the mark to indicate to canoeists the
approach of a dangerous rapids. Scien
tists say the carving probably Is SOOO
CRUCE FEARS LIEUTENANT
Okluhomu Governor Must Stay at
Home to Keep Prisoners la Jail.
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo, Aug. 20.
Governor Lee Cruce, of Oklahoma, In
a letter received today by the Cham
ber of Commerce, declines an invita
tion, to attend the conference of Gov
ernors here next week. The letter con
tinued: "The Lieutenant-Governor seems de
termined to overthrow all of my pol
icies and to make a wholesale delivery
of criminals from the penitentiary.
"The Criminal Court of Appeals In
this state has Joined hands with the
Lieutenant-Governor in this raid upon
the penal institutions by holding that
the moment I leave the state, even it
my absence only extends five minutes,
the Lieutenant-Governor can do as he
pleases. Under these conditions It
would be a crime for me to leave Okla
homa. admen urge Oregon first
Spokane Club Starts Move to Send
Battleship Through Canal.
SPOKANE, Wash.. Aug. 20. (Spe
ciaL) That the battleship Oregon be
the first vessel to pass officially
through the Panama - Canal was the
move taken up by the Ad Club at the
noon luncheon today.
The president and secretary of the
club were instructed to communicate
Immediately with thu Ad Clubs In Ta
coma, Seattle. Portland, Los Angeles,
Sacramento, San Francisco and other
Ad Clubs of the Coast to Induce them
to bring all possible pressure to bear
on the proper authority to the end that
the Oregcn be the first one to pass
through the Panama Canal, with Cap
tain Clark, her old commander, on the
bridge and also the builder, H. T. Scott,
SELECTIONSARE HELD UP
Exhibit Officials Not to Be Named
Until J. F. Logan's Return.
O. M. Clark, chairman of the Oregon
State Commission to the Panama-Pacific
Exposition, said yesterday that no
director of exhibits or other officials
will be appointed by the Commission
until the return of John F. Logan, one
of its mmebers, from Europe. "We
don't know when Mr. Logan will re
turn." added Mr. Clark.
There will be a meeting with rep
resentatives of horticultural and agri
cultural societies through the state.
With them the questions of exhibits
and space In the Oregon building will
be taken up.
It Is probable that the Commission
will rule that no exhibits which are
in competition for prize awards will
be given places in the Oregon building.
AUTO RACER QUITS SPORT
Accident to Joe Nikrent Causes
Brother Louis to Retire.
LOS ANGELES. CaL, Aug. 20. (Spe
cial.) Louis Nikrent is through with
automobile racing. He announced his
decision today and asserted that be
would not participate in the Corona
$11,000 races September .
Joe Nikrent. a brother and one of
the best-known speed drivers In the
country Is lying In a hospital at Gal
veston in a critical condition as a re
sult of an accident in the recent auto
mobile races there. This, coupled with
objections on the part of his wife and
parents. Influenced Louis to foresake
NEW HAMPSHIRE BARS UP
State Does Xot Want Fugitive and
Will Act if Necessary.
ROCHESTER. N. Y.. Aug. 20. New
Hampshire does not want Harry Thaw
within its boundaries. In the event
that he re-enters the state through de.
portation proceedings in Canada and
legal Justification can be found for the
act, he will be surrendered promptly to
the New Tork authorities.
This declaration was made today by
Governor Samuel D. Felker.
DIGGS HELD GUILTY
OF 'WHITE SLAVERY'
Jury Finds Mann Act
VERDICT ON FOUR COUNTS
Penalty Is From One to Five
Years on Each Charge.
JUDGE'S ORDERS ARE PLAIN
Defense, After Making No Attempt
to Disprove Girls . Were Trails
ported. Objects to Court's In
structions; Many Eyes Wet.
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 20. In
eloping with Marsha Warrington from
Sacramento, CaL. to Aeno, Nev, Maury
L Dlggs, rormer State Architect of
California, was guilty of violating the
Mann act. which makes it a felony to
transport women for immoral purposes
from one state to another. This was
the verdict tonight of the Jury that
tried him. Five years in the Federal
penitentiary Is the maximum penalty.
Guilt oa Four Connta.
There were six counts in the indict
ment and the jury found a verdict of
guilty on tne first four. Each count
carries a maximum penalty ct five
years and a minimum of one year tn a
Dlggs and his wife, father, mother
and his three aunts. Mrs. Drew Caml
nettl and Mrs. Anthony Camlnetli were
In court, waiting for the verdict- Diggs
was as pale as paper and his wife
showed the tension she was under by
the twitching of her lips, the tension
about her eyes, and the lessened bloom
of her rich color. -
Diggs was released at midnight after
his bonds had been signed by his
father. L P. tUpsa. and hi '(
Marshall DIrs. The ball was ISuOv l
each coun 1 milking JTO.ooo in uli-
Mcabo Act loa Factor.
The case won National notoriety
when United States Attorney McNab
resigned, charging that the trial had
been delayed by political Influence, and
made public his resignation in an open
letter to President Wilson.
"Either." ho wrote, "the Attorney
General withheld from the President
my repeated messages of warning that
corruption and influence were destroy
ing the cases and postponement was
fatal, or official Washington Is neither
sensitive nor responsive to the cbargo
of corruption in Its public servants."
There were nine ballots taken and
from the first the Jury was unanimous
for conviction on the first four counts,
but on the fifth, charging the defend
ant with persuading, advising and in
ducing Marsha. Warrington to go from
Sacramento to Reno for immoral pur
poses, and on the sixth, charging the
same offense with respect to Lola Nor
ris, they were as obstinately disagreed.
Ovlaion Differs oa Girls.
With reference to Marsha Warring
ton the vote stood seven for acquittal
and five for conviction for the nine
consecutive ballots. With reference to
Lola Norris the vote stood ten for
conviction and two for acquittal, like
wise for the nine consecutive, ballots.
The difference in attitude toward the
girls is" explained by the fact that tno
jury considered Marsha Warrington the
more forward of the two.
Sentence will be pronounced a week
from Tuesday, September 2. Judge Van
Fleet fixed bail at $5000 on each count,
making $20,000 in ail. 1. P. Diggs, the
defendant's father and Marshall Riggs,
his uncle, were both ready with bonds
in the amount named and United States
Commissioner Krull was ready to ac
cept them tonight.
Counsel for the defense announced
that they would appeal to the highest
court In the land, and afiUed for 10
days In which to petition for a writ
of error to the United States Circuit
Court of Appeals.
" Dlffffa Harts Owa Defease.
Inasmuch as the constitutionality of
the Mann act has been repeatedly up
held by the United States Supreme
Court in cases where the defendant
was less harshly charged than the
present case prejudicial error must be'
shown If the appeal is to lie.
In discussing the case afterward one
of the jurors said that the chief point
against Diggs in their minds had been
the use made in his own defense of his
debauchery of the girls.
During the intense minutes between
the appearance of the jury to ask for
instructions and the final verdict, Dlggs
took his little daughter Evelyn from
her mother's lap to sit on his knee.
She would not stay with him and
wriggled buck to her mother's arms.
Dlggs, though quiet and keeping him
self well In hand, sat at first as
though stunned, stock still, and mo
tionless. His first act was to rise and
walk over to his attorneys.
"Well," he said, "we did the best we
Camlnetti came over and pounded
him on th shoulder. "Cheer up, Maury."
he said." they haven't got you yet."
Mrs. Diggs, the younger, cried softly
for a moment and then conquered her
emotion. Mrs. Camlnetti held her hand
Mrs. Dlggs, the mother, was protect-
4 Concluded on Page 4.