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VOL. LIU. XO. 16,463.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY. AUGUST 30, 1913.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SITUATION LEFI TO
President Leaves for
MEXICAN NEWS 'ENCOURAGING
Envoy Thought to Have Writ
ten Third Note.
AMERICANS ARE FLEEING
Hundreds Expected at Vera Crux to
Await Embarkation Train From
Chihuahua Xow on Belated
Way to Border.
VERA CRIZ, Htx, Ana. 20. John
Llii, Fmldnt WUaon'n personal rep
resentative, . let it be mderstood to
night that he would not return to Mm
leo City except oa special Invitation of
President Hoerta. He probably will
take paaaage for tbe ITnlted Statea
the aezt Ward Hae steamer sailing
from thla port.
Rear-Admiral Fletcher entertained
Mr. I.lnd oa board the battleship
WASHINGTON. Aas. 25. President
"Wilson left Washington late today for
the Summer capital at Cornish. N. H..
still hopeful of favorable culmination
of the negotiations undertaken by this
country to bring about peace in Mexico.
Although no affirmative action on
either side had been reached up to the
time of the President's departure, en
couraging dispatches were received
from Nelson O'Shaughnessy, In charge
of the American Embassy at Mexico
City, bearing on the general situation.
These reached the President a few
hours before train time and led him to
determine on a short rest over Labor
Loll Is Welcomed.
Nothing in the advices from Mexico
City gave the Administration officials
cause for particular anxiety, and It was
the general conviction that a lull In
the diplomatic exchanges would be
beneficial to all concerned.
The President believes, it is known,
that good may come from an oppor
tunity for the position of this Govern
ment, as announced In his message of
Wednesday, to "sink in."
Excitement subsiding over the ex
change of proposals and replies would.
It was believed, lead to further nego
tiations between the officials of Mex
ico City and John Llnd. the personal
representative of this Government.
Llnd Still Has Discretion.
Mr. Llnd. it was asserted tonight,
had been Instructed from Washington
to continue to act at his own discre
tion as to whether he should await de
velopments at Vera Crux or return to
Mexico City. Up to a late hour no dis
patches had been received at the State
Department from Mr. Lind. Secretary
Bryan said before leaving for an over
night trip in Pennsylvania that he be
lieved the envoy would remain in Vera
Early In the day Mr. Bryan conferred
with the President over the reply of
Eenor Gamboa, Mexican Secretary of
Foreign Affairs, to Mr. Land's second
note. They also considered a message
sent by Mr. Lind to Washington yes
terday afternoon. That these latest
'communications gave room for hopeful
expectations was freely admitted.
Opening for Action Remains.
Mr. Llnd. it was reported, probably
would make the next move In the ne
gotiations, which the President em
phatically asserted in his message had
not been closed. The fact that the
Mexico City officials, in their second
note of reply, had receded from the de
mand for an exchange of accredited
Ambassadors, it was pointed out. left
an opening for future moves. The view
was expressed that the Gamboa reply
to the second American note might
actuate Mr. Llnd to address a third
note to the officials of the Huerta gov
ernment. Acting at his own discretion,
it was suggested, the American repre
sentative might forward a message to
Mexico City from Vera Crui before de
termining on going to the Mexican cap
ital in person for a renewal of direct
Prealdeat Keeps la Tonca.
Before deciding to go to Cornish,
President Wilson discussed the situa
tion at length with Cabinet officers and
arrangements were made whereby he
could be notified at once of any develop,
ments. Should anything happen to re
quire his presence In Washington be
fore Tuesday he planned to return at a
moment's notice. Mr. Tumulty, secre
tary to the President, remained in
Washington tonight to be in direct
touch with developments, planning to
go to his New Jersey home tomorrow,
however, on the return of Secretary
Hundreds of letters and telegrams
reached the White House today from
all parts of the country expressing ap
proval of President Wilson's message
on Mexico. These were not made public,
but the President la known to have
been highly gratified at the sympathetic
reception his course bad received.
Americana Leaving Comatry.
Reports to the State Department con.
tinned to tell of .the exodns of Amerl
cans from Mexico. From Tampico came
news of large numbers gathering from
(Concluded oa Fas 2.)
BEAT ALL STATES
18 SHARPSHOOTERS, LED BY
FIXZER, SCORE 2605.
Cavalry and Xavy Teams of Profes
sionals Alone Slake Better Marks.
Infantrymen Are Beaten.
CAMP PERRY. O., Aug. S9. (Spe
cial.) In the front rank of marksman
ship among the militiamen of the
United States stand the 12 Oregon
sharpshooters that General FInzer
brought to the National match. They
defeated every other state team today,
40 of them, and also the crack United
States Infantry, thrice winner of the
National trophy. The Oregonlans 2605
was beaten by only two United States
aggregations of professional shots, th
Cavalry, which took the trophy, its
first, and a popular victory with 2875,
and the Navy, twice winner with 3655.
By three points Oregon outshot the
1911 service winners, the Marine Corps.
The United States Infantry, which led
up to tbe skirmish test this morning,
blew ud and stopped eighth. On the
skirmish Oregon beat. It 100.
Oregon skirmish scores -follow:
Sergeant Wolford. 96; Sergeant H. F.
Pearson, 95: Sergeant Mooney, 85; Ser
geant Mapes, 72; Lieutenant Stevens,
88; Sergeant White. 7; Sergeant H. T.
Conner. 74; Sergeant H. B. Conner. 78
Sergeant J. W. Pearson. 85; Sergeant
Taylor, 83; Sergeant Romalne, 95; Sea
man Spooner, 91. Total, 1009.
Washington ranked sixteenth, with
538. General FInzer has been ap
pointed captain of the militia team In
the united service match tomorrow.
ALBEE TO REST AT BEACH
Slayor and Family to Visit Parents
and Return Tuesday.
After finishing one of the most stren
uous days since he assumed the duties
of his office. Mayor Albee, accompanied
by Mrs. Albee, left the city last night
for a week-end trip to the Coast to
visit his parents. He will return in
time for business next Tuesday morn
Mayor Albee had several Invitations
to participate in Labor day celebra
tions, both in and out of the city, but
because he had promised previously to
visit his parents, who are at the beach.
he declined each of these. Owing to
the great demands upon his time the
Mayor has been unable and will be un
able to take an extended vacation this
year, and Is, therefore, doing the best
he can in installments at the week-end.
Last Saturday he and the members of
bis family went automoblllng along
several of the streams near Mount
BRIDGES TO OPEN TUESDAY
Complete New Car Routings Will
Become Effective at Once.
Definite announcement was made
yesterday that the new routings of
cars across the bridges will go into
effect September 2, when the Broad
way and Harriman bridges will be
opened to streetcar traffic
Repairs on the Harriman bridge are
being rushed with a crew of 100 men
and this part of the work will be
completed by Monday night. New loop
arrangements .Involved In routing the
cars on the new schedule are being in.
stalled, while the repairs on the Har
rlman bridge and final touches on
Broadway are being made and the new
system will be in full effect from the
MUNICIPAL 'RAILWAY PAYS
Calgary Streetcar System Shows
Good Margin of Profit.
CALGARY, "Alberta, Aug. 29. (Spe
ciaL) The high water mark of 875,
357.60 was struck by the gross earnings
of tbe Calgary Municipal Railway for
the month of July, of this year.
The net profits of the system for the
month totalled 814,410.34, In spite of
the fact that expense of operation has
Increased on account of the construc
tion of many "outlying lines and a gen-e-us
increase in the wages of em
ployes, which was given this Spring.
The revenue of the system per car
mile for the month of July was 27.551
cents, while the operating expenses per
car mile were 17.891 cents. This shows
a good margin of profit.
WORMS KILLING HOPPERS
Deadly Enemy of Pest Appears In
POMEROT, Wash, Aug. 29. (Spe
cial.) In the Tucannon Valley, which
forms the boundary line between Co
lumbia and Garfield counties, where
the grasshopper pest is at Its worst,
a small black worm has appeared
which is killing large numbers of the
hoppers. The worm fastens Itself on
the head of the grasshopper, which dies
In a few minutes.
Silas King, a farmer in the Tucannon
Valley near Marengo, says that if the
worms continue to multiply rapidly
they will soon do away with the grass
hoppers in that region.
GAIN IN CLEARINGS IS BIG
Three PaciHo Coast Cities Show Lead
. Over Last Tear's Figures.
Bank clearings for the week reached
a total of 810.428.000. with a gain of
16.S per cent over the record for' the
corresponding week of last year. Seat
tle's totals were $13,250,000, with a
gain of 11.8 per cent.
The clearings at Tacoma were $3,(0.
000, with a gain of 15.1 per cent. Spo
kane's clearances totaled $3,210,000,
with a loss of l.S per cent.
CIVIL SERVICE BAR
Income Tax Carries
REPUBLICANS FIGHT IN VAIN
All Factions Unite in Opposing
CAUCUS ACTS DENOUNCED
Nebraska Senator Sounds Xote of
Insurgency, Declaring Binding
.Rule Has 3Iade Farce of
Debate In Senate.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29. Republican
attack on the tariff bill in the Senate
today centered about the provision that
would permit civil service laws to be
disregarded in employing -inspectors,
deputy collectors and agents to admin
ister the new income-tax laws. The
Democratio majority was charged free
ly with trying to break down the civil-
service laws and open up new Jobs to
Republican Senators of all factions
united in their efforts to have the civil
service extended over to the new em
ployes, but on the closest vote of the
day they were defeated, 37 to 32, on an
amendment offered by Senator Lodge.
Senator Hoke Smith, who defended the
bill for the Democrats, declared it was
impossible under the present civil-service
examinations to get men qualified
to administer the Income-tax law.
Bright Boys Not Wanted.
"A bright boy out . of high school
could pass the examination," he said.
Dut men of 40 or 45. equipped from
business experience to do such work,
probably would fall."
"Do you think the recommendation
of a Congressman would be better than
a civil-service examination?" demanded
'I think the Judgment of a Congress
man would- bo better In the selection of
competent men than this examination
they have been conducting." replied
Senator Smith. "None of the men who
have passed these examinations are as
lit as the men recommended by a
Deputy Collector of Revenue."
As It was left by the Senate, the bill
authorizes the Collector of Internal
Revenue and the Secretary of the
Treasury to employ men outside the
civil service for the first two years
after the income tax goes into effect.
Hitchcock Denounces Caucus.
A letter from the chairman of the
Civil Service Commission waa read by
Senator Sterling, saying the Commis
sion could readily fill the new posi
Another outburst of Democratic "in
surgency", came today when Senator
Hitchcock, Dem., denounced the meth-
(Concluded on pace 2.)
I YOU HOW TO i cmO n " V.- L.? I
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum tmpr.vturt 80
decrees; minimum 65 degree.
TODAY'S) Fair; northwesterly wlnda.
Carnegie aaya German Emperor by calling
conference of nations could end war.
Tbaw'a chauffeur out on balL Fa J
Katlonml. Democrat drop civil service bar In tariff
bill. Pace 1.
Lane's reclamation loan policy means much
to Oregon. Pare 1.
Representative McDermott says pawnbroker
lent him money out of friendship. Pace B.
Republican Conjcreaslonal committee makes
campalg-n plans. . Pace .
Camlnettl clings to passive role and will not
delaine Lola, r-.orr.s. Face c
Mexican situation now left to Lind'i discre
tion. Face 1.
Hygiene oongreM would use discarded war
ahlps aa open-air schools for tuberculosis
children. Pace a.
Oregon sharpshooters defeat all militia
teams at Camp Perry. Pace -U
British Lord Chancellor breaks 400-year cus
tom and visits America. Pace 1
Paclflo Coast Ieacue results: Portland S.
Sacramento 2 10 innings). Venice .
Oakland 1 ; San Francisco 2, Los J
celea 1. Pace 14.
Northwestern Lea rue results: Vancouver t.
Portland I: Victoria a. Spokane 4; Ta
coma 12, Seattle S. Pace 14.
De Palms wlna Cobe trophy at Elfin re pea.
Garry Herrmann. Ban Johnson and Sport
tar rtews say score of Thursdaya fame
is 5 to 4. Pace 14.
Orecon and Washing-ton Undertakers meet
la joint session. Pace 4.
West Coast lumber mills acre to curtail
output, face o.
Yamhill Veterans Association holds t1
days' reunion. Pace 5.
Governor West takes unfair advantage, says
State Treasurer Kay. Pace 4.
Robert E. St reborn Is fuest of Ns where
business men. Peare 4
Typhoid at Oregon. City traced to dairy.
Commercial and Marine.
Early hope boucnt at Harrisburc at hlfh
prices, race is.
Wheat declines at Chlcaco on lower cables.
Broader Investment demand for dividend-
pay In c stocks. Pace 16.
J. W. Ransom, ceneral spent of Blf
Three fleet will res leu soon, race 10.
. Portland and Vicinity.
Governor and Attorney-General made de
fendants in land suit. Pace 7.
O.-W. R. sc X. Company to run 20 special
trains to Roundup. Pace 8.
Forerunner of buyers arrives in city Pace
Work on scenic road to ocean may start
soon. Pace .
Smart set fetes Mrs. Will R. Klnc; other
social news. Pace 8.
Wife causes Issuance of complaint accuslnc
Commisloner of Fubllo Safety at Everett,
Wash. Page 0.
Weather report, data and forecast, pace 13.
Appeal allowed in land crant case. Pace 1.
UcP hereon' a anti-Tammany street meetinc
attended by SOU, who adopt resolutions.
NINTH HUSBAND DIVORCED
Pendleton Woman Voluntarily Sets
. $2000 Alimony on ex-Mate.
OREGON CITY, Or., Aug. 29. (Spe
cial.) Woman's rights asserted them
selves in a new way today when Mrs.
Ellen Deering Grangrow obtained a di
vorce from her ninth husband. Grant
Nicholas Grangrow, and voluntarily set
upon him as "alimony" the sum of
In receiving the decree today Mrs.
Grangrow was successful only after
four attempts. She had sought the
decree twice In Multnomah and once
In Marion and Clackamas County. Her
residence is Pendleton, and she charged
willful desertion. , Both she and her
divorced husband are Indians. Mrs.
Grangrow has about $8000 in her awn
name, and is 63 years old. Mr. Gran
grow is 59 years old.
Mrs. Grangrow has lost four mates
through the divorce court and five
LET MB DO IT!"
British Lord Chancello
COMING OF PEACE DOUBTED
Jurist, However, Confesses He
MILITANTS DELAY RESUL
Keeper of Great Seal Says United
States Is Fortunate In Having
Xo Suffragettes Early
Home Rule Predicted.
NEW YORK, Aug. 19. Viscount Hal
dane, keeper of the great seal of Great
Britain and the first Lord High Chan
cellor of Great Britali to leave his
country since Cardinal Wolsey went
to France 400 years arfo, arrived here
today on the steamship Lusltanla for
a flying visit of live days In this coun
try and Canada.
The Lord High Chancellor, whose
position In England corresponds to that
of Chief Justce of the Supreme Court
of the United States, Is here aa a guest
of the American Bar Association, be
fore which he will deliver an address
at Its annual meeting at Montreal next
Monday night. He was entertained to
night at a dinner given in behalf of
the association by C A. Severance, of
St. Paul. Hla itinerary includes visits
to West Point and Albany.
Suffrage Victory Predicted.
Previously warned that he might ex
pect to be Interviewed by American
newspapermen on his arrival in Mew
York, the Chancellor greeted a delega
tion of them who boarded the Lusltanla
at quarantine and submitted to anothor
interview when he reached the hotel
where he is making his headquarters
In this city.
Lord Haldane freely discussed many
questions of the dayT declared that he
was . in. favor . of woman suffrage
prophesied that a mtllenlum of peace
was far off; said that the relations be
tween Germany and England were
never more cordial; praised the intel
lectual growth of the United States,
and predicted that home rule for Ire
land would soon be an accomplished
With a merry twinkle in bis blue
eyes the Lord High Chancellor Joked
and quipped with his Interviewers be
tween serious remarks, and conceded
that the American custom of Inter'
viewing distinguished visitors waa "de
War Kot Easily Prevented.
"It would be a sanguine person." he
said when asked his opinion of the
Peace Palace at The Hague, "who could
see the dawn of International peace.
Concluded on Paae 2.)
LAND GRANT CASE
MOTION BASED OX ALLEGED
ERRORS IS GRANTED.
Suit Later Will Go to Federal Sn
preme Court Decision Before
1 1 5 ' Xot Expected.
Judge Wolverton. of the United
States District Court for Oregon. yes
terday granted an appeal from his de
cree, rendered July 1, forfeiting 2,300,-
000 acres of land In Oregon, compris
ing the celebrated Oregon & California
Railroad land grant, to the United
The case will go to the United
States Circuit Court of Appeala of the
Ninth Circuit District of . San Fran
cisco, which convenes October C
Whichever way the case is decided, an
appeal will be taken to the United
States Supreme Court. No decision
may be expected before the Summer of
The motion to appeal yesterday was
made by James K. Fenton, attorney for
the Oregon & California Railroad
.Company, and was based on alleged
errors connected with the case.
Assignments of error were also pre
sented by John M. Gearln. attorney
for the Union Trust Company, one of
the defendants; Congressman A. W.
Lafferty and Lewis C. Garrlgus. at
torneys for a number of settlers on the
grant lands, appearing as interveners.
The Government was represented by
Glenn E. Husted. special assistant to
Attorney-General Mc Reynolds; and
Robert R, Rankin, deputy United
States District Attorney for Oregon,
Mr. Rankin accepting service of the as
signments of error.
CITY TO AID MILK SHOW
Financial Help and Influence Pro
posed by Health Officer.
Believing that thTmilk exhibit which
la to be staged by the Health Depart
ment and other organizations of the
city is an Important move, the City
Commission yesterday agreed to lend
financial aid. City Health Officer Mar-
cellus was instructed to investigate and
report on the amount of money tbe
city should contribute to the show.
The public works department will as
sist In the show to the extent of pre
paring plats and diagrams for exhibi
tion. A communication was received
by the Commission yesterday from tbe
Portland Grocers and Merchants' As
sociation strongly Indorsing the com
ing show as a valuable health feature
and requesting the Commission to as
sist In a financial rrSy.
DR. BROUGHER RISKS EYE
Former Portland Pastor Will Say
Something on X-Ray Gowns.
'I have only risked one eye on the
X-ray gown, but I propose to have
something to say about it in my ser
mon Sunday," was the reply of the
Rev. J. Whltcomb Brougher, formerly
pastor of the White Temple and now
successor of the famous preacher hu
morist, in the big Temple Auditorium
in Los Angeles, when he was asked his
opinion on the recent Interest that
had arisen in the dlaphonous dress.
Dr. Brougher came into Portland
last night from Gearhart. where he
bad been spending a brief vacation
with his family at his Summer cottage.
During his visit at Gearhart, Dr.
Brougher and Rabbi Jonah B. Wise, of
Portland, both of whom are golf de
votees, spent much of their time on
WOMEN MUST TELL AGES
Civil Service Commission Rnles
A pa Inst Cse of "Legal."
On the ground that the ages of
women employed ny tne city is an
important part of the historical rec
ords being taken by the Municipal Civil
Service Commission upon which etf
clency of employes will be gauged,
members of the Civil Service Commis
sion will Insist on the women giving
Civil Service Commissioner Caldwell
said yesterday that he considers the
use of the word "legal," which has
been written by the majority of the
women In the age column of the re
ports as entirely unsatisfactory. He
will insist on the actual ages being
RAILWAY EARNINGS HIGH
Minnesota Enriched ,4?3,96 by
5 Per Cent Tax Imposed.
ST. PAUT Aug. 29. Unprecedented
railroad earnings for Minnesota were
reported today when State Auditor
Iverson completed his compilation of
earnings for the first six months of
this year. The report shows 149.479,-
3S.24 as the gross earnings of the 35
roads operating in the State of Min
nesota exclusively. During the same
period in 1911 the roads earned 941,
4S9.1S9.SS. The filing of the report is in com
pliance with the new state law. which
requires the payment of taxes on gross
earnings twice a year. The state will
be enriched I2.473.96S.70 by the S per
cent tax imposed.
ROMANCE IS REAWAKENED
With Opening of Silk Mills at Pater-
son, X. J., Con pies Get Licenses.
PATERSON. N. JTAug. J9. Romance
In the long idle silk mills of Paterson
has revived with U-a death of the strike.
So many workers stormed tbe mar
riage license bureau today that the
registrar decided to Keep his office open
tonight to accommodate all comers.
This has never been done before.
During tbe strike the number of
licenses issuea dwindled almost to none
THAW S CHAUFFEUR
RELEASED ON BAIL
Family Provides Neces
JEROME'S WAIT TO BE LONG
Case Seems to Rest With High
CANADIAN JUSTICE TALKS
Mrs. Dupuls Aids Coatlcook Law
Officer In Explaining His Posi
tion, and Ho Thinks Be Can
Deal With Case, , '
SHERBROOKE. Qse, Aug. 3011
was reported la Sherbraoke early thla
saoralag that Snperior Jadgt Hntehln
oa, retaralag from a la vacatloa, had
agreed to grant to Canadian lawyers
aetlag for Sfew York State, a writ of
ha be a. eorpoa, ealllas; for the siradae
tioa of Barry K. Thaw la court at oner.
Thla sare, if carried ant, might de
feat Thaw's lawyers la their art ems ta
to keep him la JaU Indefinitely. Do
minion Immigration aathorltlee. who
had left town, hurried back here tm
await aew development..
SHERBROOKE. Quebec Aug. 29.
New York State made no step forward
today In its fight to return Harry K.
Thaw to Matteawan asylum. Be re
mains in the Sberbrooke Jail on a com
mitment, which will not bring Mm into
court until the King's oench convenes.
In October, and William Travers Jerome.
conferring with Canadian counsel, has
been unable to secure the throwing of
the bolt that detains him.
Roger Thompson, former Times
square chauffeur, lounged about the
hotel corridors today, lunched and
dined near Jerome, wrote letters to
friends, walked f ie streets unmolested
and kept aftence regarding the tluw
case. He waa nd on tioO bait
today on the double charge of havlns
entered Canada by "stealth" and of
having aided an undesirable (Thaw) to
cross the border. He will be tried on
these charges, barring further post
ponements next Wednesday.
Chauffeur Well Provided For.
Furnished with counsel by the Thaw
family and provided with spending
money, presumably from the same
source, Thompson flatly and repeatedly
refused to tell what transpired on and
after the Sunday morning on which ho
drove Thaw away from the asylum.
"I would not squeal If you gave me
the whole town of Sherbrooke," said
Roger. "I believe Thaw is sane, and I
wouldn't say one word to hurt his case.
I want to see him get away. I won't
Jump my balL I can't go back to New
York, because they have a warrant
charging me with conspiracy. That
worries me a whole lot.
"After driving him away from Mat
teawan I came with him into Canada,
because a lawyer told me they could
not touch me up here. I was the one
who hired W. L. Shurtleff at Coaticook
to look out for Thaw. Then I came
on here to Sherbrooke.
Officials Re torn Home.
District Attorney Conger and Sher
iff Hornbeck, of Dutchess County, re
turned home today. They had waited
here since Wednesday last, hoping
Thaw would be turned over to the im
migration authorities and be deported
to Vermont. Jerome and Franklin
Kennedy, deputy Attorney-General of
New York, said tonight their plana
were Indefinite. They conferred all
afternoon, trying to hit on a means of
getting Thaw out of Jail, but without
The belief grew here today that dis
position of the case rested solely with
high Dominion officials and that
through them only could any move be
made. There was much talk about
New Tork representatives trying to
induce Alexis Dupuls, the Coaticook
Justice who committed Thaw, to quash
the commitment, but so far as could
be learned nothing came of it.
Long Walt la Indicated.
Thaw's lawyers, having succeeded
in keeping htm in Jail and thus
thwarting his deportation, are wait
ing for the other side to move. All
Indications presaged a long wait for
Jerome unless someone higher up took
hand in the case.
In the parlor of his home at Coati
cook, Justice of the Peace Dupuls, fre
quently interrupted by Mrs. Dupuls,
talked tonight of the attempts made to
have bun quash the Thaw commit
ment. I didn't think the commitment waa
regular when I signed it." said Du
puls, "but the Sheriff who had Thaw
was anxious he should be held. They
were so insistent that I allowed my
self to be persuaded.
"On Wednesday, I believe, some men
who called themselves immigration
authorities called on me. They
wanted me to go right to Sherbrooke,
give Thaw a hearing and turn him
loose. But I couldn't do that. They
had tbe machine waiting, but I didn't
go. I had a horse I wanted to sell
that afternoon. A while later on one
of them came back. He wanted me to
sign over my rights to another magi
strate. But I told him I thought I
was capable of dealing with the situa
tion myself. British fair play won't
la mj hands."