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PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1913.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. LIU. NO. 16,479.
auizer s hoes Lose in
UP-STATE VICTORY IS MARKED
"Fingy" Conners Captures Or
ganization in Erie.
MURPHY'S ALLY IS BEATEN
Fonr Assemblymen Who Voted for
Governor's Impeachment Are
Defeated All Sides Con
NEW YORK. Sept. 17. (Special.)
The returns jf yesterday's primaries in
the up-state counties and even in Long
Island, clearly demonstrated that there
is a widespread revolt among the Demo
cratic electorate against the foes of
Governor Sulzer. In three Important
sections the friends of Tammany Hall
found themselves flung into the poll
tical discard by the primary voters and
in many others notably in Albany
County, long considered an organiza
tlon stronghold they either won by
. narrow margin or went down to defeat.
Erie. Monroe and Suffolk counties
showed the most overwhelming Sulzer
sentiment. The two first-named com
munities embrace' respectively the
cit'es of Buffalo and Rochester and the
latter is Just outside the metropolitan
dnain controlled by Charles F.
Murphy. His Summer ho.pe. In fact, is
only a few miles from the Suffolk
TimniiT Ir Disfavor.
Tammany politician?, Doth up-state
and in this city, conoeded that the
outlook is not a pleasant one. They
contend, however, that the primary vote
is unimportant compared with the
polling at the general elections and
that on election day the strength of the
organization will be as great as ever.
Governor Sulzer - Is receiving con
gratulations from all sides. His sup
porters assert that the overthrow of
i.llie Murphy men In such boss-controlled
citadels as Buffalo and Roches
ter is due. first, to his persecution by
Tammany, and, second, to his cam
paign . for direct nominations. Non
partisan observers are inclined to be
lieve that the organization's defeat was
caused by upstate dislike of Tammany
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Murphy Ally Loses Buffalo,
. In Erie County, William H. Fitzpat
rick, one of Mr. Murphy's allies, lost
control of the Democratic organiza
tion, both in the City of Buffalo and
in the country. '"His designee for
Mayor, George J. Meyer, was defeated
for the nomination by a 2-to-l vote
In favor of the present Mayor, Louis
P. Fuhrman, whom the city committee
had refused to name.
The Sulzer host, which was led by
William J. ("Fingy") Conners, played
clever politics in framing its ticket It
captured four out of the nine Demo
. cratic nominees for the Assembly. Mr.
I-itzpatrlck announced he would not
be a candidate for re-election as coun
ty chairman, and that the post should
go to Mayor Fuhrman
Four Democratic Assemblymen who
voted for the Impeachment of Gov
ernor Sulzer were defeated for re-
MILWAUKIE CLUB "CALLED"
Tavern Petition Signers Said Xot to
Be All Voters.
MILWAUKIE, Or.. Sept. 17. (Spe
cial.) The Good Government Club of
this place, which published the state-
rafni tnat all who signed the remon
p: nee against the Milwaukie Ta-ern
ars voters, has been called on to make
good this statement or retract by the
friends of the Mayor. It it announced
that fully 25 names on vje remon
strance have been discov-rtd to bo non-
voters in Mllwajikle, .an.' ths Good
uovernnnin Liub har been asked to
retract Its statement.
,0 meetings Ol the TTouncil will be
held until the regular meeting in Oc
tober, so It was announced today, and
all street improvement contracts will
go over till then. The efforts to have
.Mayor Elmer remain n office continue
although he has not arid what he will
do. His friends -re doing their utr..
nance mm to wimaraw his rslsr.
CARS TO SIGNAL DANGER
Mayor A 1 bee's Suggestion Adopted by
Acting on a suggestion made y
Mayor Al bee. the Portland Railway,
tagnt & Power Company at once will
devise a means of warning passengers
who are alighting from a standing
nrcmir or tne approach of a car on
n opposite track. Announcement of
the Intention of the company to work
out a warning system was made yes
terday by President Griffith.
Mayor Albee suggested that the mo-
'.ormen on a stopping car signal the
conductor of the approach of a car on
the other side and the conductor notify J
the passengers who are getting off.
This, he says, will minimise the dan.
ger of accidents.
MERCURY 108; FIRE
SEVE-V AT LOS AXGELES PROS
TRATED DUKIXG BLAZE.
Thermometers Register as High as
111 In California Towns Now
Sweltering Xear Record Mark.
LOS AXGELES. Sept 17. With the
thermometer at 108 within one ae
gree of the local heat record firemen
battled todav with a fierce flam
which gutted the Sanburn building.
Maln-ntrent business block. Seven of
the firemen were prostrated and rush
ed. some of them delirous, to the emer
I'll siav a von. Buddv. cried one,
under the hallucination that his pan
ner was caught in the flames. As the
man lay on his cot In the hospital, he
cursed his captors, who refused to lei
lite aanDurn ouhuiuk uuihu, ..-
loss estimated at $40,000. Other fires
caused further suffering of the fire
men. who were forced to face excessive
heat In rubber coats and helmets.
The heat wave extended over a large
area or southern uamornia. iu
maximum temperature here was 108
degrees, at 2 o'clock, dropping slowly
until sundown. The record mark, ac
cording to officials of . the United
States Weather Bureau, was 109, July
Neighboring towns sent In many
high marks during the day. Some of
the highest were: Santa Ana, 111
Pomona, 110: Riverside, 108; San Ber
nardino, 107; Redlands, 105.
MRS. SHEPARD HOSTESS
First Party Since Marriage GlTen to
350 Little Girls.
TARRYTOWN. N. T, Sept. 17. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Finley J. Shepard, gowned
in a Japanese costume, today welcomed
350 little girls, all members of her sew
ing class, at a party which she gave
in their honor at Lyndhurst She was
assisted by Mrs. Edwin Gould, the
Misses Marjorie and Helen Gould and
Master Edwin Gould, Jr. They also
wore Japanese costumes.
The entertainment was provided in
tents and consisted of a lecture on the
Japanese and tricks by several ma.
ciana. Afterward all marched to a
large tent, gayly decorated, where re
freshments were served. Each child
also received a box of candy and a
Japanese flag or umbrella. This was
the first party given by Mrs. Shepard
since her marriage.
CONVICTS THANK LISTER
Honor Men Assure Governor of
Washington They Will Behave. -
OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 17. (Spe-
cial) In a letter sent yesterday to the
ISO members of his honor camp of
convicts en X1UUU S ailttl, UVVClUUi
Lister promises to extend the system
If the experiment is successful.
Governor Lister, on his return from
a brief vacation on jrount rtainier.
found a personal letter of thanks Bigned
by all 30 members of the honor camp
who said: "We desire to assure you to
our determination to carry out every
promise we have made you and dem
onstrate that your confidence in us
has not been misplaced."
The Governor also .-ecelved letters
from discharged convicts in all parts
of the state and from other states, con
SPAIN SHORT OF FUNDS
African AVar Interferes With Partici
pation In Exposition.
MADRID. Sept 17. The Spanish gov
ernment has not yet reached decision
with reference to participation in the
Panama-Pacific Exposition at San Fran.
Cisco. Lack of funds through the drain
on the treasury caused by the African
war is the chief" obstacle, but the
government still Is considering the re
port drawn up by Marquls de la Vega
Inclan, who has urged strongly that
Spain be adequately represented.
The government may find a way out
of the difficulty by requesting the
large business houses to donate a suf
ficient sum for the purpose.
PLEA OF PENURY FAILS
Des Moines Woman Sentenced to
Two Venrs for Forging Check.
KANSAS CITT. Mo, Sept. 1.. Mrs.
Mli.nie Acoff, of Des Moines, who when
arrested yesterday for passing worth
less checks at two local department
stores gave as her excuse that she
forged the checks to sae her two
young children from starving, was
sentenced today to two years in the
Evidence was produced that the
woman was charged wltr. rorgery in
other cities. Mrs. Acoffs daughters,
6 and 11 years old, were placed in care
of the Juvenile Court.
CHINDA CALLS ON BRYAN
Japan Wants to Know Whether Its
Xote Is to Be Answered.
WASHINGTON. Sept 17. Viscount
Chlnda, the Japanese Ambassador, con
ferred with Secretary Bryan again to
day on the Issue pending between!
Japan and the United States over the
California alien-land legislation.
The Japanese government sent the
last of the six notes exchanged in the
controversy and it Is understood Am
bassador Chlnda inquired whether -an
answer would be forthcoming. Secre
tary Bryan later declined to discuss the
MPOSED ON DIGGS
Court Holds Ex-Archi
tect Is Leader.
MANN ACT'S SCOPE EXTENDED
Diggs Gets Two Years, Cami
netti 18 Months.
FINES ARE ALSO LEVIED
Judge Says Author of Law Intended
It to Apply to Commercialized
Vice, but That Congress
Made It Broader. '
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 17. Two
years in the Federal .Penitentiary on
McNeil's Island. Washington, and
fine of $2000 is. the price Maury I.
Diggs, ex-State Architect of California,
must pay for three days In Reno with
.uarsna vt arnngton, a Sacramento so
rority girl. Eighteen months in the
same prison and a fine of $1600 was
the penalty Imposed on his friend and
companion, F. Drew Camlnettl, son of
Anthony Camlnettl, United States Com
missioner-General of Immigration, for
a like offense. Camlnettl eloped with
Marsha Warrlngtoa'j friend, Lola Nor-
Both men stood unler conviction of
violating the Mann white slave act, al
though Judge Van Fleet in pronounc
ing sentence today from the bench of
the United States District, Court,
agreed with counsel for the defense
that the statute was not Intended by
Its author to cover such offenses as
those admitted by the defendants.
Popular' Understanding ' Wrong.
The act makes it a felony for a man
to transport a woman from one state
to another for Immoral purposes .and
Its popular designation as the white
slave traffic has injected Into the gen
eral understanding of it, the court ex
plained, a feeling that the element of
gain must be a contributing motive to
the act forbidden and made criminal
Diggs and Caminetll made this gen
eral understanding their defense. As
far as they could, or the judge would
permit they attacked the law for set
ting up "territorial morality." Thev
did not deny their presence with the
girls in Reno, but they disclaimed any
intent to sen mem into lives of shama
As to this intent Judge Van Fleet
This was a crime of opportunity.
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INDEX OF TODAY NEWS
TESTERDAT'S Maximum temperature, 78
degrees : minimum, 60 degrees.
TODAY'S Probably fair; cooler; westerly
Warships will remain In Mexican waters as
ionic as neeaed. aespite uuenti warn
Ins. Page 1.
Borah to press charges of slavery and peon
age in Philippines, page
Ghost of himetalism almost causes bolt on
currency bill. Page 5.
Confederate veterans excluded from Grand
Army parade after Invitation, page 4.
Sulzer Impeachment trial to be begun to
day. Page 2.
Firefighters overcome at blaze in Los An.
geles where mercury reaches 108. Page 1,
Blxby trial to open to public. Page
Democratic primary shows revolt against
Tammany In New York. Page 1.
Thaw taken to Concord for hearing before
Governor. Page 3.
Dr. Muret declares he advised priest not
to make spurious bills. Page 8.
Diggs sentenced to two years, Camlnettl to
18 months In prison. Page 1.
Scion of Rothschilds says 30 Is young
enough to marry. Page' .p.
Commercial and Marine.
English buying lifts Oregon hops to S3 cents.
Lumber exports for month heavy. Page Is.
Storing of wheat by farmers causes firmer
Chicago market Page 19.
Flurry In Reading stock with sharp advance.
which Is later lost Page 19.
Malheur County Fair attracts 6000 people
opening day. Page 7.
Touna Judge advises aged divorcee to re
main single. Page 1.
Cowrlrls vie with buckaroos for honors in
Idaho. Page 6.
Russelvllle Grange, carries off first prize at
Multnomah Fair. Page 14.
Brothers fight for valuable property rights.
Hearing begins In Nprth Yakima over right
of Indians to -water, page a.
Dallas and Independence residents work for
Polk County Fair, page T.
Coast League results: Portland 6, Venice 1
Sacramento 4. Oakland 1 (10 innings);
Los Angeles 5. San Francisco 1. Page a.
Northwestern League results: Seattle 1,
Portland 0; Victoria 6, Tacoma 3; Spo
kane 6, Vancouver 1. Page 8.
Portland polo team wins brilliant game at
Spokane. Page 8.
McCredle says in recruiting .Portland won't
take "what a left." Page v.
Dean Walker chosen graduate manager at
University of Oregon to succeed Arthur
Geary. Page 9.
Portland and Vicinity.
Winning team of militia marksmen guests
or Ad Club at luncneon. rage lo.
Oregon National Guardsmen to hold plcnlo
Sunday. Page IS.
Weather report data and forecast Page v.
Ordinal postoffice plan favored by Cham
ber or commerce trustees, page a.
Brlrigeworkers will address Progressive
Business Men's Club. Page IS.
Government agent reviewing answers in
Bell telephone suit. Page 12.
School attendance gains with prospects of
more to come. Page 12.
Forests of Alaska await exploitation, says
Assistant Forester. Page 13.
Railroad celebration to he held at Molalla
today. Page 13.
Popular society girl. Miss Ethelwynne
Glass, weds Joseph E.. Wiley In morning
ceremony. Page 12.
T. W. Tomlinson says Portland will be
great livestock export center. . Page 11.
Minimum wage fixed for women office
workers. Page 1.
New educational Ideas under way at Irving-
ton School. Page 5.
Hoppicker Drowns In Chelialls.
CHEHALJS, Wash.,' Sept. 17. Har-
ley PJum, a hoppicker,: was drowned
last evening at the Klaber hopyards
while swimming in the Chehalls River.
Coroner Newell held an inquest today
and the jury found death accidental.
Plum was a son of Rev. Mr. Plum, of
Centralia. He was 34 years old and
leaves a widow and two small children.
WARSHIPS TO STAY
Huerta's Warning May
WASHINGTON NOT DISTURBED
Period Does Not Expire Unti
NEW RUMORS ARE HEARD
Report Current That Hnerta May
Secure Election of Friend, Who
Would Arrange for Succes
sion via Cabinet.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17. So far as
the Washington Administration is con
cerned, it became known tonight, no
move is contemplated in the Mexican
situation at present The elections of
October 26 now are awaited here with
keen interest and the next step in the
policy of the United States is likely to
make Its appearance thereafter.
Administration officials made no
comment on the long excerpts of Gen
eral Huerta's message to the Mexican
Congress, published here today. It is
understood that the Administration
does not attach much importance to
the document though there are pas
sages in it which did not pass without
Contention Thought Answered.
Huerta's statement that "the tense
ness of diplomatic relations was
'with the Government of the United
States, although, luckily, not with that
people," evoked little attention, as the
same sentiment previously had been
voiced by the Mexico City officials, and
the answer from here -was the enthu-
siactic reception which President Wil
son received when he addressed Con
gress, and the speeches supporting him
made by Republicans and Democrats
The references to, the expiration of
the period during which American war
ships were authorized to remain in
Mexican waters caused some discus
sion. Inasmuch as the ships are per
mitted to remain another month, or
until after the general elections are
held, no statement of policy In this
onnection is likely to be made until
that time. Informally, officials let it
be Unowa that the vessels would be
kept la Mexican waters indefinitely if
the United States deemed it necessary
for the protection of its citizens.
Secretary Bryan sent a cablegram to
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ADVICE GOES WITH
DECREE TO MRS. 70
COURT, YET YOUXG. COUNSELS
Woman, Palsied and Tottering, Re
fuses to Promise Judge Gal
loway to Remain Single.
SALEM, Or., Sept 17. (Special. 1
Fatherly advice was given by Circuit
Judge Galloway, who Is still a young
man, to a woman more than 70 years
of age today, when he granted her a
divorce from a man almost 20 years
her Junior. The woman was Libby
Likuskl and she won a decree from
John Likuskl on a charge of cruel and
"I will grant you a decree of di
vorce," said the Judge, "providing you
will promise me that you will not
hitch up to another scrub of a man In
the future. You are now too old to
marry again, and if you do, and fail
to get along with your husband and
seek another divorce, you need not ap
ply to this court, as I will not grant
Although the plaintiff is feeble and
so palsied that her lawyer had to as
sist her to a taxicab, Mrs. Likuskl de
clared that she knew of persons mar
rying when they were 80 years of age
and that possibly she would like to
"The plaintiff in this case." said
Judge Galloway, after 'the adjournment
of court, "refused to promise me that
she would not marry again. But con
sidering her age, what reason she had
for not giving me the promise is be
yond my imagination."
VALLEY CLUBS TO GATHER
Principal Counties to Discuss Plans
for Exhibits at 1915 Fair.
ALBANY. Or.. Sept. 17. (Special. )
At the regular meeting of the Com
mercial Club here Monday evening
Manager Stewart reported he had made
arrangements with the management
of the State Fair Association, for a
meeting at tha fairgrounds Thursday,
October 2, for the purpose of consider
ing the advisability of concerted action
on' the part of the nrlnclDal vallev
counties in advertising the resources
of the valley at the Panama-Pacific
Exposition. He has forwarded invi
tations to the commercial clubs at Eu
gene, Corvallis, Salem, Dallas and Mo
Minnville. John R. Penland, the City Engineer,
was appointed as a delpsrHt. in tim
American Road Coneress. which wm
be held at Detroit Mirh. Kf..h, 70
MUZZLES PUZZLE COUNCIL
Between Dog Owners and Health Of
ficer City -"Dads" at Sea.
With dog-owners clamoring for the
abolition of muzzles and health offl
clals insisting that the muzzles be left
on all dogs for at least a few months
longer, members of the City Commls
sion face a problem which may be hard
to decide. A decision was expected
yesterday, but again the proposition
"6 owners are resorting to every
method to get the Commission to re
lease the dogs. City Health Officer
Marcellus favors requiring muzzles on
all dogs for a year, declaring that
rabies in Portland can be stamped out
in that length of time.
LEVI ANKENY IS STRICKEN
Appendicitis Attacks Aged
WALLA WALLA. Wash., Sept 17.
(Special.) Stricken with appendicitis
during the night ex-Senator Levi Ank
eny is seriously ill at his home and may
have to go on the operating table at
any time, though his physician. Dr. E.
R Chaw 1 i ,
uiajf mai. as long
mr. Anseny is aged and growing
feeble, though he has been attending
to business. Tonight it was announced
that his condition is a little more hopc-
iui, though he is still a sick man. One
son, Nesmith, arrived today from Pen
dleton to be with him and another son,
John, is a neighbor of his father
SENATOR LANE IS WAITING
So One Has Voiced Opinion as
Change In Postoffice.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Sept 17 Senator Lane heard
nothing today from Portland relative
to his proposal to introduce a resolu
tion authorizing the expenditure of the
$1,000,000 apropriated for the Portland
postoffice for the erection of an eight
story building to accommodate all the
Government offices in Portland, and
unless he receives an early expression
of opinion on the subject probably will
let the matter dnrt
Secretary McAdo is now considering
a new list of architects to be invited
to submit plans for a two-story post
office building and unless there is con
siderable interference invitations will
be issued in a few days.
FINES FOR SCHOOL PUPILS
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Sept. 1 ".
(Special.) The following schedule of
fines was announced today by prin
cipals of the schools as punishment for
mutilating any of tne free textbooks,
given out this year: ,
Pencil marks, 5 cents and up; torn
leaf which can be repaired, S cents nd
up; leaf destroyed, 10 cents and -p;
ink blots, S cents and up; writing in
book with ink, 10 cents and up; books
left in rain so back is ruined, loc-t or
destroyed, total cost of book.
$9.25 IS ill
FOR OFFICE GIRLS
Ruling on Minors.,
INCOMPETENTS ARE PROBLEM
Lack of Education in Way of
Army of Workers.
LIVING COSTS COMPUTED
Department Store Employes Put on
Same Basis as Stenographers by
Ono Investigator Hours Xot
to Exceed 51 a Week.
Industrlal Welfare Commission
yesterday morning modified ruling
flxlnr 8 hours and L'0 minutes as
maximum day's work for minor em
ployes, to permit them to work 9
hours In establishments where they
work with adults under 11-hour day,
but only In cases where Commission
finds the longer hours would not be
detrimental to their health.
Conference makes following recom
mendation to Commission on t ages
and hours of women office employes:
Minimum wage, $ft.-J." a week,
same as for department store em
ployes. Maximum hours, SI hours a week.
A minimum wage of $9.25 a week
for women employes in offices, with
a maximum of 51 hours of work a
week, was the recommendation to tho
Industrial Welfare Commission la.-t
night of a conference which has been
considering the problems of office
workers. The conference declined to act on a
su&esuon V ev- O Hara. aif
Lthe Welfar Commission, that the
.mcipi oi a e-aay weeK De incorpor--.
atcd in the recommendutions. Father
O'Hara, who took pains to make clear
that he did not mean by a 6-day week
to Inject the question of Sunday work,
but merely to insure for every woman
worker one day of complete rest each
week, announced that he would have
more to say on this subject later.
The minimum wage of J9.23 a week
as recommended last night Is the same
as that recommended a few weeks ago
for women in department stores ond
other mercantile establishments by
members of the mercantllo conference.
Strong Presents Facts.
Fred Strong, as a representative of
the public in the conference, present
ed figures which crystallized tho sen
timent in favor of putting office em
ployes on the same minimum wage
basis bs those of department stores.
Mr. Strong, who had gone to tho
trouble of ascertaining exact ngure.s
on the cost of living for 21 girls work,
ing in three large Portland office es
tablishments, also told of having vis
ited department stores to compare tho
conditions of living and the needs of
the two classes of workers, especially
in regard to clothes. His conclusion
was that the cost to hoth was about
the same; that the average department
store girl dressed as well as the girl
workiiyr In an office and that the min
imum wage already recommended for
the former should therefore apply in
the case of the office girls.
"My point is that there is no rea
son for discrimination Detwecn onice
help and that In the department
stores," he summed it up. "It has
been said that the girl In the olTioo
must wear white shirtwaists and that
her laundry expenses consequently arc
heavier. This was not borne out In
my investigations. i saw any num
ber of girls In the department stores
dressed suitably for working any
where." Average Coat Is S1U.15 Month.
Taking the cases of the 21 average
office employes, Mr. Strong said that
the average cost of living of the sten
ographers was $56.41 a month and of
the general office help $42.04 a month.
The average of all 21, including botli
tenographers and office help, was
"I use these figures to bring out the
difference betwen office help and sten
ographers," he explained. "In general
the greater number of stenographers
are amply paid. The problem is to
provide a minimum wage for the office
The average cost to the 21 girls for
room and board, including two meals
a day, Mr. Strong said, was $25.07.
Generally, the cost of living was high
er for the stenographers, who are bet
ter paid. In one Instance, however,
the average cost to the office help
was greater. Their laundry averaged
$4.29 a month, that of the stenogra
"On dress, the stenographers aver
aged $14 a month, and the office help
$9.77. It is only fair to add that one
office girl gave the extraordinarily
low figure of $2.47 a month as the
amount she spent on clothes, while
another said her clothes cost her only
$5 a month. Probably these girls make
their own clothes."
Competent Need No Help.
It was agreed by all tho members
of the conference that there Is little
need for any wage action by the Com
mission in the case of stenographers
classed as competent. The problem nar-
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