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THAW IS PRISONER
ON AMERICAN SIDE
Fight Transferred to
WRIT IGNORED IN CANADA
Three Hours of Freedom Fol
low Sudden Deportation.
WILD RIDE MADE IN AUTO
Without Advisers and "With Small
Funds, Young Man Finds' Himself
at Complete Loss AVhen Set
Down at Boundary.
COLEBROOK. X. H.. Sept. 10. Harry
Kendall Thaw, fugitive from Mat
teawan, slept on American soil to
night, barricaded lu a hotel room here,
after one of the most exciting daya In
Thrust unexpectedly over the Cana
dian border early today despite the
writ of habeas corpus demanding; his
production before the King's bench In
Montreal next Monday, he was a frea
man for three hours and during that
time drove madly In an automobile for
50 futile miles through the hills of
Vermont and New Hampshire. Near
noon he ran Into the arms of a New
Hampshire Sheriff and was brought to
Colebrook. where he retained counsel
to resist extradition.
' Armed Deputies Guard Hotel.
William Travers Jerome, rushing
hither on a special train, will assume
charge of the case for New York State
tomorrow, seeking to have Thaw, as a
ward of the state, returned to Mat
teawan. Meantime Thaw Is "detained."
charged with no crime, held on no war
rant. Fearing kidnaping at the hands
of officers from New York, he asked
for a special guard, and Chief of Police
Kelley swore in 12 special deputies, all
armed. They were patrolling the streets
about Thaw's hotel tonight.
Judgv Chamberlain, of the Superior
Court, will hear tomorrow the applica
tion of Thaw's lawyer for a writ of
habeas corpus. The fugitive baa tele
phoned lawyers far and near and pur
" posea to fight the return to Matteawan
to the bitter end. He ia afraid of Je
rome, however, and when he heard that
his former prosecutor was coming,
asked for the special guards.
Ijiwjfra Are Assembling.
L. U. Vorhaus. 'of New York City,
who, tt is said, will conduct the battle
against extradition, arrived tonight
from Fabians, N. H. T. R. E. Mclnnea,
of Ottawa, one of the framera of the
Canadian immigration laws, under
which Thaw wa a unceremoniously
deported, also ia here. He arrived at
Coaticook. Que., today to consult with
Thaw aa associate counsel, only to
learn hl client had gone. He denounced
the deportation as contempt of court
and said that proceedings had been in
stituted to punish those who had par
ticipated in Thaw's removal.
Thaw himself issued this statement
"What occurred under the English
flag this morning is something I can't
discuss, but we believe good Canadians
will do what is right. Now I have come
to New Hampshire, but only on my dif
ficult way home to Pennsylvania.
-"There is no honest legal charge
against me and we trust New Hamp
shire won't accept any subterfuge from
a few officials of a larger state.
"We hope citizens of New Hampshire
who won't be bluffed will write the
Prisoner KraUti Removal.
Thaw's ejection from Canada began
with the breaking of a window pane.
Aroused from his cot in the Immigra
' tion detention room at Coaticook and
told he was to be taken across the bor
der at once, he flew into a rage, picked
up a heavy glass tumbler and with all
his might hurled it at the head of the
nearest Immigration officer. The offi
cial dodged and the tumbler crashed
through a window.
Five minutes later Thaw waa half
carried, half dragged, down the stairs,
forced Into an automobile and whirled
toward Norton Mills, Vt., nine miles
away. He protested throughout the
short trip, but his guards Ignored him.
At 8:5a he was whisked past a gray
stone slab marking the boundary, and
like a rabbit being released was set
down gently on a bit of open ground.
He whimpered in bewilderment, look
ing north, south, east and west, as If
trying to decide which way to go. Half
a dozen of the idlers stepped toward
him timidly, but none attempted to lay
hands on him.
Vermont Official Feared. .
For perhaps half a minute Thaw
stood there, bis hat pulled over hla eyea,
his tair awry, his face unshaved. hla
clothes rumpled. Then, as there was
nothing else to do, he climbed into the
automobile of a newspaper correspond
ent and asked to be driven away.
Take me to the New Hampshire
line," he Implored. "Jerome haa got
the Attorney-General of Vermont fixed.
In New Hampshire I believe I would
have a fighting chance against extra
dition. Maybe we can reach a railroad
somewhere and I can buy a through
ticket to Detroit."
Talking Incoherently of Detroit, bis
lawyers, his motner and writs of hab
eas corpus, he was driven east over A
Concluded on fag 3.)
PLEA OF UNBORN
COSTLY TELEPHONE IS Bl'ILT TO
Corporation Officers Admit Rotten
Trade Methods Justified by
Visit of Seattle Stork.
SEATTLE. Wash., Sept. 10. (Spe
cial.) Ten days ago a woman walked
into the city public utilities depart
ment. She said she was from West
c ..it . eh wa. exnectinK a baby
in a few days and that she must have
But the Telephone Company had said
it would cost too much to conn-.
house with their system and had re
fused to aid her. Even a temporary
line, strung along trees and high
stumps, would cost $150. On this they
would get two weeks' rental.
She told Superintendent Valentine
she lived blocks from anywhere; she
could not afford a hospital; phone serv
ice was a matter of life and death.
Valentine went to the phone com
pany. "Gentlemen." he said, "here is where
... in i om money In a
good cause. You know this woman's
case; she's got to have a phone, mere a
no law to compel you to give her on
but you men know she has to have VU
and, knowing you as I do, I know you
haven't the heart to turn her down."
Way out past the last line of houses
in West Seattle, a phone line strings.
It's probably the most costly service
the company has.
Meanwhile, the baby has arrived.
Telephone offlciala have confided to
" that after all. It was a good
cause, even though rotten business.
TEXAN GETS SEATTLE JOB
Senate Confirms Battle as Post
master, Despite Protests.
nnumxtAS NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Sept. 10. The Senate today con-
flrmoH th nomination of iwlgar came
as postmaster at Seattle. This con
rirmiiinii has lona- been delayed be
cause Battle, until recently a resident
of Texas, was appointed on the recom-Postmaster-General
leson without consulting the Washing
ton Democratc leaders. The Democratic
organization had recommended the ap
pointment of F. A. McDonald, out. ne
recently died and that left the organ
ization without a candidate.
Th Administration refused to with
draw Battle's nomination, notwith-
tnn.iincr urntests. and as Washington
haa no Democratc Senators, Battle was
confirmed put of courteay io the Ad
LANE'S CONDITION SERIOUS
Secretary's Brother Declares "Heart
Is In Bad Shape."
BERKELEY, Cal., Sept 10. Follow
ing a consultation, physicians who are
attending Secretary of the Interior
Lane, the Secretary's brother. Dr. Fred
eric Lane, at whose house the Secretary
is being cared for, issued this state
ment: "My brother's heart is in a bad
shape. He must take a long rest and
must stop smoking and must not exer
cise heavily. He will have to stop do
ing the work of two men."
Dr. Lane said that Secretary Lane
had been confined to his bed ever since
he was brought here after fainting
yesterday while reviewing the Admis
sion day parade In Oakland. He ex
pressed the hope that the Secretary
would be able to sit up tomorrow.
MISS STAMBR00K MARRIES
Woman Who Once Held Executive
Sway In Oregon Weds.
OREGON CITY. Or.. Sept. 10. (Spe
cial.) Miss Flossie Stambrook. who at
one time had charge of the Governor's
office during a brief absence of the late
F. S. Benson, when ho was acting Gov
ernor, was married today In Vancou
ver, Wash., to T. B. Birgen. a conductor
on the Southern Pacific Railroad, ac
cording to announcement here tonight.
Both - are residents of Roseburg and
friends here announced the nuptials.
It was whllo she was private secre
tary to the late Mr. Benson, when he
occupied the. Governor's chair, that Miss
Stambrook held sway over the state's
destinies. Mr. Benson was away in
California for a brief period and the
office was left In her charge.
VESUVIUS CRATER STUDIED
Munich Scholars Believe Period of
Volcanic Activity Approaching.
NAPLES, Italy, Sept 10. rrofessor
Mercalll. director of the observatory
of Mount Vesuvius, together with sev
eral professors of the University of
Munich, accomplished a daring descent
Into the crater of the volcano today.
The professors remained Inside the
crater two hours studying new volcanic
activity. The trip occupied eight hours.
The scientists consider that a great
reawakening of the volcano Is ap
proaching. WILSON SEES VAUDEVILLE
Diversion First of Kind Since Ar
rival In Washington.
WASHINGTON. Sept 10. President
Wilson went to a vaudeville perform
ance tonight for the first time since he
came to Washington. A regular patron
of the dramatic stock company plays
this Summer, tonight he turned to the
lighter side of the stage for his even
vim received an enthusiastic ovation
as' he took his seat In a box with Secre
tary Tumulty and Dr. C. T. Grayson,
17. & N., hla physician.
.... . nnmnv TTTTTT?Ti A V ST7 I'TT-U TC V.Tt. 11. 1913.
FIREMAN OIVES 75
FEET, SAVES LIFE
'Forget This Hero Stuff
PRAISE MET WITH PROTEST
Broadway Bridge Is Scene of
DROWNING BARELY MISSED
Dragged Down by Man He Seeks to
Save, . Walter . Manning Knocks
Hint Insensible, Then Swims
With Him to East Side.
"Shucks:" remarked Walter Manning,
substitute hoseman in Engine Com
pany 20, stationed at Sell wood, yes
terday. "Shucks!" Forget this hero
stuff! A man isn't a nero for doing his
duty. Don't try to pin any medal
As, a few hours prior to making
these remarks, Mr. Manning had dived
Into the river off the Broadway bridge,
a distance of about 75 feet, where lie
had seized a drowning man, was pulled
under by him and bad lo knock him
senseless to save his own life, and then
had towed him 100 yards to shore. It
will be seen that he is not inclined to
bragging about himself. Persons who
witnessed the dramatic rescue early
yesterday morning, however, declare it
was a feat of rare heroism.
Turner Starts to Kant Side.
Manning, who served in the Boston
fire department and went into the
Portland department only two weeks
ago as a probationer, was crossing the
Broadway bridge on a Vancouver car,
when his attention was directed to
David Turner, who was struggling In
the river. Turner, who "had been drink
ing, fell off a wharf on the West Side,
and. in his confusion, started to swim
to the East Side.
He was weakening and on the point
of sinking, la mid-stream, when cries
of people on the bridge caused Man
ning to see him. Without hesitation,
he leaped from the car, pulled off his
coat and in almost the same motion
had climbed on the rail and dived.
He made a long, easy, head-first
plunge. WThen he came up he was
within five feet of Turner.
"I'll save you," said Manning, but
Turner, despairing, clasped him about
the neck. The two went under to.
Mannlnff gtnua Turner.
As they came up, Manning struck
Turner between the eyes with his
(Conclude! on Pare B.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TODAY'S Fair and warmer, northerly
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 74
degrees; minimum, 48 degrees.
Sir Oliver Lodge convinced that personality
exists after death. Page 1.
Gale hides scene where dirigible was
oraahed Into with sea by hurricane.
Gompers frankly admits work of labor lob
by. Page 1.
House begins debate on currency bill. Page 2.
Interior Department modifies homestead
cultivation regulations. Page 2.
Zamaclna acts mysteriously in Washington.
Page 2- ,
New York gubernatorial tangle to enter
Into Thaw case. Page 3.
Union Pacific may cut big melon. Page 4.
Thaw, suddenly deported from Canada, is
prisoner now in New Hampshire. Page 1.
Digits being tried on perjury charge.
Coast league results San Francisco 4,
Portland 2; Oakland 2, Sacramento 1;
Venice 10, Los Angeles 3. Page a.
Northwestern League results Portland 6,
Vancouver 0; Victoria S, Tacoma 4; Spo
kane 8, Seattle 5. Page ti.
Pelkey confirms confession made in1 Port
land. Page 7.
Ritchie in Portland declares match with
Welsh off, positively. Page 7.
Bout with Hogan may decide Madden's
career. Page i.
City tennis honors to be known through
play today. Page 12.
All Idaho opposes pardon of Harry Orchard.
Goldendale dresses up to entertain Develop,
ment Association. . Page 5. '
State Railroad Commission hears case of
alleged telephone rate discrimination, at
Oregon City. Page 12.
Addison Bennett tells about Ontario. Page 4.
Unborn baby's plea wins phone for mother
to. be. Page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
First rales made of new Oregon hops In
bale. Page 17.
No shipments of wheat from Canada, duty
free, this year. Page 17.
Four-point rise in Union Pacific lifts entire
stock market, page 17.
Seattle firm submits lowest bid for repair
ing Thode Fagelund. page 16.
Portland and Vicinity.
Responsibility for death of Matthew Gevurtz
not placed by Coroner's Jury. Page 10.
Opinion divided on segregation of sexes in
High school. Page 12.
Justice pauses for baby show at Courthouse.
Joseph N. Teal discusses lumber and Colum
bia River situations with Federal offi
cials. Page 10.
Major Bowlby to build road for Jackson
Coanty. Page 16.
New York woman reception guest of Port
land society folk. Page 10.
Fireman dives 75 feet from Broadway
Bridge and saves drowning man. Page 1.
Senator Lane and Postmaster Myers urge
eight-story postofflce building. Page 1.
Bill-" Hanley drops farm truths. Page 12.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 17.
AGES AT ALTAR TOTAL 220
Bride 70, Bridegroom 78 and Judge
Who Ties Knot 72.
SPOKANE. Wasn.. Sept. 10. (Spe
cial.) Combined ages of the - princi
pals in the wedding Wednesday morn
ing In Justice S. C. Hyde's court was
Just 220 years.
The groom, George E. Butler, is in
hi. 7th vear: the bride, nee Mrs. Jane
Elkins, is nearly 70, while Justice Hyde,
who united the newlyweds, is 7Z. ihe
Butlers are well-to-do people of Rear
dan. Both have grown families.
That love and sentiment blossom
even late in life is apparent from the
fact ' that the pretty little romance
started in Spokane just three montua
ago. when the chlvalric George assist
ed Jane to find the proper streetcar
to carry her to her destination. '
runs foe the little bull moose.
LABOR HAS LOBBY
Effort Freely Made to
LEADER CANDID ON STAND
Fight Against Littlefield in
MULHALL ALREADY THERE
Manufacturers' Agent Declared to
"Have Used Liquor Liberally In
Prohibition District Eight
Honr Bill Defended.
WASHINGTON; Se.pt. 10. Samuel
Gompers, president 'Of the American
Federation of Labor, appeared today
as a witness before the House lobby
investigating committee, beginning an
'.nquiry into organized labor's efforts
to influence legislation by Congress.
Mr. Gompers, questioned by his at
torney, Jackson H. Ralston, gave the
committee a detailed statement of the
aims and purposes of the American
Federation of Labor, frankly told of its
efforts, through a legislative commit
tee, to Influence Congress toward the
enactment of legislation favorable to
the workers, and declared that in this
effort opposition of the National As
sociatlon of Manufacturers always had
"The only evidence that I and my
colleagues ever have had as to the
existence of the National Association
of Manufacturers," he added, "was vin
dictive antagonism to everything we
advocated, no matter how humane.
Federation's Alma Outlined.
At the outset of his testimony, Mr.
Gompers was asked to tell the alms of
the American Federation of Labor.
"It aims," he said, "to relieve the
working people from burdensome, long
hours of toll; to protect them In their
work, protect their lives and health; to
Improve their material, moral, social
and political standing; to bring about
a better condition for the toilers of our
country as a reward for services they
render to society." '
Tracing the history of legislation for
the benefit of labor, Mr.Gompers claimed
credit on behalf of the Federation for
the wofk of legislative committees in
Washington and in many states of the
Union, asserting that all labor legis
lation was constantly being urged on
legislative bodies through argument by
representatives of the working people.
The witness said the American Man-
ufacturers' Association had not always
(Concluded on Page 4.)
DEATH IS NOT END
SCIENTIST SAYS PERSONALITY
PERSISTS IN BEYOND.
Supposed Occult Occurrences Capa
ble of Being Explained, Brit
ish Society Is Told.
BIRMINGHAM, England, Sept. 10.
Published forecasts of the address of
Sir Oliver Lodge, president of the
British Association for the Advance
ment of Science, intimating that he
would make statements of a startling
character concerning immortality and
the proof of life after death, although
publicly denied by Sir Oliver himself,
caused his address at the meeting of
the association tonight to be antici
pated with lively interest and heard
with profound attention. His subject
was "Continuity," and, summarized in
his own words. Sir Oliver's argument
"A marked feature of the present
scientific era is the discovery of and
interest in various kinds of atomism.
so that continuity seems in danger of
being lost sight of.
"Another tendency is toward compre
hensive negative generalizations from
a limited point of view.
"Another is to take refuge in rather
vague forms of statement and to
shrink from closer examination of the
puzzling and the obscure.
"Another Is to deny the existence of
anything which makes no appeal to
organs of sense and no ready response
to laboratory experiment.
"Against these tendencies the author
contends. He urges a belief in ultl
mate continuity as essential to science;
he regards scientific concentration as
an inadequate basis for pliilosopnic
generalization; he believes that obscure
phenomena may be expressed simply
If properly faced, and he points out
that the non-appearance of anything
perfectly uniform and omnipresent Is
only what should be expected, and is
no argument against its real, substan.
In conclusion. Sir Oliver touched on
the question of life after death. He
declared his conviction that "occur
rences now regarded as occult can be
examined and reduced to order by the
methods of science, carefully and per
slstently applied," and that "already
the facts so examined have convinced
me that memory and affection are not
limited to that association with matter
by which alone they can manifest
themselves here and now, and that per
sonality persists beyond bodily death.
MIND-BLANK MAN REPORTS
Wandering Mayor of Washington
Town Is in Portland.
SPOKANE, Wash., Sept 10. (Spe
cial.) Mayor Jared Herdlick, of Hill
yard, is in . Portland. This was the
news received Wednesday. Herdlick
disappeared in June and for almost
three months nothing was heard of his
Mrs. Herdlick received a letter from
her husband Wednesday, in which the
Hillyard Mayor stated that he had been
suffering from mental lapse and that
only within the last 24 hours had he re
gained possession of his faculties.
Mrs. Herdlick met In council with
her attorney, E. H. Richardson, at 3
o'clock this afternoon. Judge Richard
son stated he did not know the con
tents of the letter' which Mrs. Herdlick
had received, but was of the opinion
that Herdlick was In Portland.
NEW NAME NOT WANTED
East Side Residents Object to Any
Change in Old Broadway.
Declaring that any change of the
name Broadway on the East Side by
a prefix or a suffix would be wrong
and contrary to the wishes of 95 per
cent of the people living on the street
and in the vicinity, a mass meeting held
last night in the First Universallst
Church adopted a protest to the City
It was set forth that the name
Broadway has stood for more than 30
years and that it should stand un
changed. It was further requested
that If any change be made that the
name West Broadway be used.
The protest was adopted unani
mously and a committee of ten men
and women was appointed to circulate
GOAT BUTTS INTO LAWS
Shrlncrs' Mascot to Panama Clogs
Nation's Wheels Getting Back.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10. The case ot
an American-born goat which went vis
iting to Panama with a party of St.
Paul Shriners and is now wanting to
re-enter his native country at New
Orleans, clogged the wheels of the Fed
eral Government today. Public Health
officials refused admission to the goat.
Why this Is not a foreign goat or
a goat without a country; It is an
American goat. Admit him," ordered
The Secretary was informed, how
ever, that the Secretary of Agriculture
must be consulted to determine wheth
er the goat had contracted any dis
ease. The goat now Is up to Secretary
KING WILL BE SPONSOR
Christening of Roxburghe Heir to
Be Graced by Royalty.
LONDON, Sept. 10. King George, it
announced, will act as sponsor of
,o Jmli- nf th Roxburehe Dukedom.
whose mother formerly was Miss May
Goelet, of New York.
The Duke of Roxburghe was aide-
-mnm to Kins: Georire In 1901. when
as Duke of Cornwall and York, his ma
jesty made a colonial trip on the
PRICE FIVE CENTS,.
LANE OPPOSED TO
Postmaster Works for
DATA SENT TO WASHINGTON
Room for Federal Offices Is
RENTALS $2500 MONTHLY
Mr. Myers Declares It Would Be Im
possible to Spend $1,000,000 on
Two-Story 'Shed' Legitimately
and Economy Is Urged.
To abandon all plans for the erec
tion of a two-story Postoffice building
in Portland and to substitute therefor
plans for the immediate construction
of an eight-story office structure is
the purpose of Senator Harry Lane and
Postmaster Myers, who hope thereby
to save the Federal Government tne
sum of $30,000, or $2500 a month In
rent now being paid annually by the
various Federal departments for office
space in various parts of the city.
This amount Is 10 per cent per annum
Postmaster Myers said yesterday
that he would resist any effort of the
Government to spend $1,000,000 for a
low, shed-like building on the block
bounded by Broadway, Gllsan. Tark
and Hoys streets or any other block,
tor that matter as now contemplated.
'Sinful xtanU," Say Mr. Myers.
"It will be a sinful waste of money,"
he said, "to put $1,000,000 into any
such building and then not provide for
the score or more Federal offices that
now are paying big rents for space in
private quarters scattered all over the
"F'ir $1,000,000 we can put up nn
eight-story building covering a whole
"block and all the Federal offices that
now ate paying rent which aggregates
more than 30.000 a year will have
home. Tht "Government will save thlsi
large- sum, the offices will be better
abli to do business and the public wlU
be better accommodated."
Data Are Gathered.
The postmaster has been working
on this plan ever since he assumed of
fice. While he served as private sec
retary to Senator Lane the two dis
cussed this subject and when Mr.
Mytrs came to Portland he set at work
at once gathering data to be laid bc
fpre the public buildings committee of
the Senate, of which Senator Lane is
It Is expected that Senator Lane will
take immediate action at Washington
to abandon all proceedings for the erec
tion of a two-story building.
"By eliminating red tape," said Mr.
Myers yesterday, "Portland will suffer
no delay through this action. We hav
an appropriation of $1,000,000, and for
that amount of money we can put up
an eight-story building. It would be
impossible to spena that much on a
two-story structure and do it legiti
mately. What we want in Portland Is
a modern office building such as any
private corporation would put up.
Check on "Extravagance" Aim.
"Even the plans that we have in
mind do not provide accommodations
for the United States Courts. With the
money that the Government could get
for the site of the present Postofflco
building we could provide space In the
new structure for every Federal office
4n the city and give ample accommoda
tions to all.
"Senator Lane is heartily in sympa
thy with this movement. He hopes to
establish a precedent In Portland and
in future prevent the extravagant
waste of public money in erection of
The following list of Federal offices,
renting private quarters, has been com
piled by Mr. Myers atid forwarded to
No. of Annual
Branch of Service employes, rental.
Forest Service t $ 6, o4 !.!
Uaolotcical Survey tf 7S0.UO
Biological Survey 2 Uoij.On
k'ooft and drug inspection
laboratory 1 1. 260.00
Special agent. Department
of Justice .1 Oll'i.oo
Public Health Service 2 7V.'"
Reclamation Service 6 I.224.m
Engineer's office 1 3.240.00
Land office :i 82S.UO
Immigration Service lit 2.1'2'S.tHt
Recruiting officer. Navy. .. . uuo.On
Recruiting officer. Army... 7 72.in
Annual rental paid for quarters .or
mailing division of postoffice....! .1.457.00
Grand total $27,071.89
Annual rental paid for additional
space recently acquired for mail
ing division $
Final prand total JSO.Un.'i.rt'J
HILL HOST TO VETERANS
Railway Association to Celebrate
Former Chief's Birthday.
ST. PAUL, Sept. 10. James J. Hili
"will entertain 3G0 members of the
Veterans' Association of the Great
Northern Railway at Glacier Park,
Montana, on his seventy-fifth birthday.
Tuesday, September 16. Mr. Hill will
leave for Glacier Park Friday, and
his guests will go Sunday. Many
members of the Veterans' Association
have been with the railroad since the
days of its infancy, when it was
known as the St. Paul & Pacific.
Twenty-five years of service are re
aulred for member-1-'