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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER
VOI. LIU. XO. 1G.4-S7.
WITNESS ASKED 10
VIOLATE HIS OATH
Sulzer Appointee Ac
MORGENTHAU TOLD: "BE EASY"
Ambassador Savs Governor
Made Matter "Personal."
DEFENSE IS ASTOUNDED
First Evidence as to Use of Cam
paign Funds in Wall Street Is
Ofrcred Croker Check Xot
Among Those Reported.
ALBANY. N. Y, Sept. 26. Governor
Sulzer tried to persuade contributors
to his campaign fund not to testify
against him, according to evidence ad
duced today at his impeachment trial.
He asked Duncan W. Peck, state su
perintendent of public works, who gave
$500 to the. fund, to violate his oath on
the witness stand in the event he
should be called to testify before the
Frawley investigating; committee. Peck
The Governor, Peck asserted, had told
him that he. too. would deny having
received contributions. This conversa
tion, he said, was held in the Governor's
offl.ee in the Capitol.
"He said. 'Do as I shall do, deny It "
Peck testified. "I said 'I spose I shall
be under oath. He said 'That is noth
ing; forget it." "
Mistake Declared Impassible.
Attorney Hannam. cross-examining
for the defense, asked Peck If it were
possible that he could have been mis
taken about a single word that passed
between him and the Governor.
"Not a word," Peck replied.
Peck, at the time of his contribution,
held his present position, but told the
Hovernor, he said, that "there was no
string" to the gift and that he need
not feel that he was obliged to reap
point him. Peck was reappointed.
The Governor asked Henry W. ilor
genthau. Ambassador to Turkey, who
contributed $1000. to be "easy on him."
and to "treat the affair between us as
personal," in the event Jie should be
called to testify.
This Mr. Morgenthau swore to when
recalled to the stand today.
Snlser Lawyers Dumbfounded.
The Governor's attorneys gave Indica
tions of being completely confounded
by the testimony of these two wit
nesses. None of them had the faintest
ieda, it was learned, that such actions
were to be brought by the attorneys
for the assembly managers.
It was further brought out that Rich
sxd Croker, Jr., son of the former leader
of Tammany Hall, had made a $2000
check payable, at the request of Sulzer,
to the order of "cash." and that the
check was cashed by Frederick L. Col
well, alleged to have been the Gover
nor's agent In his Wall-street transac
tions. Croker testified that the Governor
wanted the check in a convenient form
to cash it immediately, because he was
in a hurry to start on his campaign trip
through the state. This was October
16, but it developed that Colwell did not
cash the check until October 31.
Sunday School Pupil Teatlflrs.
The latter testimony was given by
William B. Houghton, paying eller of
the Equitable Trust Company of New
York, who s-tid that Colwell was his
Sunday school teacher. Demand for
ColwcII's production today brought out
a statement from the Governor's attor
neys that they expected to get Into
communication with him tonight or to
-morrow. He has been missing for sev
The Croker check was one of sev
eral unreported campaign contributions
which were the subject of testimony
today. John W. Cox. John Brady, John
W. Dooling. J. Temple Gwathmey. Lui
pold Mendclbaum and Judge Lewis J.
Conlan. all of New Tork. testified that
tho.y had contributed checks or cash
renting from $100 to $1000. none of
which was mentioned In the Governor's
sworn statement of campaign contribu
The prosecution brought In today the
first evidence to support the charges
that the Governor used some of his
campaign funds to speculate in Wall
street. Phillip Boyer. head of the New
Tork Stock Exchange firm of Boyer.
Griswold & Co., and two of his em
ployes, testified to the purchase by Col
well of $12,000 worth cf Big Four stock,
which was paid for by seven checks
riven Sulzer. his own personal check
for $300 and $7125 In cash. These checks
were those of Theodore W. Myers. John
Linn. Lyman A. Spaulding. Edward F.
O'Dwyer. John W. Cox. the Frank
Strauss Company and John T. Dooling.
MEMORIAL TO BE MARBLE
Lincoln Commission Selects Material
WASHINGTON. Sept. 16. The Lin
coln Memorial Commission today de
rided to recommend that Secretary
Garrison award the contract for the
erection of the superstructure of the
Lincoln Memorial in this city to a local
construction company at $1,637,800.
The superstructure is to be con
structed in the main from Yule marble
from Colorado. New bids will be asked
for the foundation.
LOST CREW STEALS
BERXIER AVERS MEN IID XOT
STOP AT SUPPLIES.
Rfnort There Is Gold in Baffin'
Land Denied, but Island Is
Rich in Resources.
QUEBEC. Sept. 26. Captain Joseph
E. Bernier, the Arctic explorer, who has
Just returned from Baffin's Land, said
indiv fhere was no gold there. "The
report there." he added, " was made to
the government without my knowledge
bv the second mate of the steamer
"I reached Baffin's Land." said the
captain, "August 28, 1912, and learned
that the steamer Algexon had been lost
on July 16. The crew of four men
went on the Island and lived In my
house and ate all the government pro
visions there and went away carrying
furs around the value of $4000. They
were taken off by the Neptune. The
island is rich in resources. The rivers
are full of salmon and the hunting is
rood. The warm season there is
about five months in duration, but
there are only two months of real
heat. The only drawback is the non-
production of vegetables; only flowers
crow. There are no trees, but the
climate is healthful."
Hudson Straits, Captain Bernier said,
are navigable for seven months In the
year, with modern safeguards, wireless
stations and specially constructed
UNDER-AGE DRIVERS HIT
Seattle Chief Revokes Permits of
Chauffeurs Under 18.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Sept 26. All
municipal permits to drive automobiles
that have been issued o persons under
18 years of age in Seattle were revoked
today by Chief of Police Bannick, on
the ground that the proportion of au
tomobile accidents in which youthful
chauffeurs have figured has been un
The action of the Chief was taken
following an accident in which Mrs.
Nora Johnson was struck and Injured
by a car driven by A. B. Johnson, a 17-year-old
boy, who neglected to report
the accident and who was later arrest
ed when a spectator gave the police the
number of the car the boy was driving.
Thirty permits were revoked by the
COFFEE DEALERS INDICTED
Officials of Insolvent Company In
volved In Speculations. "
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 26. J. B. Sin
not and Paul J. Orchard, president and
treasurer, respectively, of the whole
sale coffee concern of Smith Brothers
Company, Limited, recently declared
insolvent., with liabilities of more than
$1,000,000, were indicted today In con
nectlon with the failure of the firm.
They were charged with unlawful dls
position of collateral on which loans
had been secured from a local bank.
SInnot, who has been head of the firm
for many years, was arrested and later
released on $10,000 bonds. Orchard has
not been taken Into custody.
The troubles of the firm were said to
have been due to speculative operations
in coffee extending over a period of
CROP FUNDS COME WEST
South Has Nearly AU Its Quota;
Oregon Receives $600,000.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 26. Secretary
McAdoo has deposited in National
banks $24,159,000 of the Government's
$50,000,000 crop-moving funds. The
South has received nearly all its quota.
Deposits now are belr.g made in the
Central West. The deposits so far by
Alabama. $1,170,000; Arkansas. $600,-
000: District of Columbia, $407,000;
Florida. $-O5.00: Georgia. $1,622,000;
Illinois. $3,500,000: Indiana. $275,000;
Kentucky, tl.020.0o0: Louisiana. $3,075.
000: Maryland. $2,700,000: Minnesota.
$40.000; Mississippi. $150,000: Missouri.
$1,750,000; New Mexico. $50,000; North
Carolina. $1,250,000: Oregon, $600,000;
Pennsylvania. $75,000: South Carolina,
$1,400,000; Tennessee, $2,145,000; Texas,
$600,000; Utah. $125,000; Virginia,
LANE CALLS ON BURLESON
Senator Asks Approval of His
eral Building Hill.
OREGoXlAS NEWS BURKAU. Wash
ington, Sept. 26. Senator Lane called
on Postmaster-General Burleson today
and requested him to send a letter to the
chairman of the committee on public
buildings of the Serrate favoring the
passage of his bill providing for a six
or eight-story office building on the
new postoffice site at Portland.
He will take the same question up
with the Secretary of the Treasury by
appointment on Monday. He is hope
ful of getting favorable reports from
both Cabinet officers.
EYE ON CIGARETTE TRUST
German Government Gives Assur
ances to Business Men.
BF.RLIN. Sept. 26. Preliminary
steps for an investigation of opera
tions of the "Tobacco trust" in connec
tion'wlth the German cigarette Indus
try have been taken by the Govern
ment. The Secretary of State for the In
terior, replying today to tho petition
sent to him by the Hansa league, an
association of business men. asking
him to order an Inquiry into the sub
"The German government has long
had its eye on the operations of the
BUT FOR ONE HEM
TARIFF IS m
Cotton Futures Cause
RAW WOOL FREE DECEMBER 1
House and Senate Exchange
on Lead and Zinc Ore. ,
COMPROMISE IS REFUSED
Motion in Both Houses to Order Ac
ceptance of Smith-Lever Plan
Expected Cotto n Sched ulo
Revised in Detail.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26. The tariff
bill Is a completed measure tonight
except for the provision taxing trades
in cotton futures. After more than
two weeks of constant work behind
closed doors, the eight Democrats rep
resenting Senate and House as mem
bers of the conference committee late
today settled the last of their other
differences and reached the final de
cision that they could not agree on the
cotton futures tax.
A completed proof of the conference
report will be taken up for revision by
the Democrats early tomorrow. The
six Republican members of the confer
ence committee were summoned today
to meet at a full committee meeting at
10 o'clock Monday. It is believed the
report will be presented to the House
Monday by . Representative Underwood.
Cotton Futures Slake Trouble.
In the final session today, a further
futile attempt was made to settle the
fight over the cotton futures tax. The
Senate conferees changed front and
agreed to give up the Clarke amend
ment altogether, but the House mem
bers refused to permit this. The -Senate
n turn refused to accept the proposed
Smith-Lever compromise, and in the
end It was determined to report a dis
agreement to both branches of Con
gress and lefthe Senate and House
determine- what should be done toward
regulating or taxing the trading ir. cot
ton for future delivery.
The final differences in the bill were
adjusted as follows:
The House receded from its rate of
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degrees; minimum, 48 degrees.
TODAY'S Rain; cooler; southerly winds.
Agreement on tariff complete except as to
cotton futures tax. rage
Washers substituted for 430,000 In coin in
aack at San Francisco mint, rage x.
Sulzer appointee says Governor tried to per
suade him to testily iaiseiy. rage x,
Attorney for Captain bitterly assails Mrs,
Merrlam's past. Page 2.
Governor Foss demands Inquiry into New
. Haven road's legislative activities. Page
Prosecution not permitted to Impeach Blx-
he was ' not Immoral.
Pacific Coast Leacue results: San Fran
cisco 3. Portland 2: Venice 11-15, Oakland
6-6; Los Angles 10. Sacramento 8. Page 0.
Northwestern League results: Portlano
Bpokane 3: Seattle 4. Tacoma 1;
. couver 2. Victoria 0. Page 6.
Oulmet defeats T ravers In exciting golf
match. Pafe 7.
Football season opens today. Page 7.
Oregon Kid upsets in raoe In Missouri River.
Arctic explorer says crew of wrecked
steamer ate stores and stole furs. Page 1
Plot for Portuguese uprising confessed.
Manv hronchn busters spilled at Walla
Walla. Page 1.
Extravagance is laid to Lester regime by
Washington representative. Page 4.
Methodist conference indorses Governor's
law enforcement campaign. Page 4
First Columbia County Fair is big success.
Oregon plays big role oncond day's pro
gramme at KfnnewJCK waterways
vention. Page 1-. "
Farmers are eager to learn of alfalfa.
Kmcrnni'v hoard mav vield to West re
quest. Is report, rage o.
Commercial and Marine.
Coffee market again displays advancing
tendency. Page 17.
Cables lift wheat at Chicago, but advance
is not held. Page 17.
ITnlon pacific is strong feature of stock
market. Page 17.
Distributive trade in all lines is increasing.
Flour exports heavy In advance of increased
smppimr rates, rage iw.
Portland and Vicinity.
Former fire fighter dies from injuries re
ceived by fall. Page 0.
Girl gets official permission to remain with
Chinese. Page 11'.
Good roads gospel is carried to St. Helens
Fair by two rortlana Dusiness men.
Oregon Electric prepared to fight Garden
Home petition for S-cent Iare. rage in.
Testimony of woman, aBd 80, holds realty
operator to Jail and grand Jury. Page 12.
Plea at milk show is for natural feeding of
babies. . rage 16.
Interstate bridge bond election now seems
certain. Page 12.
Postmaster Myers discusses plans for pro-
poaeil building. Page 10.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page id
Amateur Radio Stations Numerous.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 26. The extent
to which wireless telegraphy has been
taken up by amateurs is disclosed in a
list rit- fadio .-Stations isrjrr?!l''Wd
States just issued by the Commerce
Department's Bureau of Navigation.
Almost 1300 amateurs had received
licenses up to June 30. Numerous re-
elving stations are not listed, as It is
necessary only for sending stations to
ML II ( I V ' . ' f
NEW HAVEN FACING
Foss Sees Mystery in
PARTY LEADERS SUSPECTED
Governor Hints at Terms Made
SERVICE IS QUESTIONED
New England Railroad's Relations
With lawmakers Declared to
Be Subject AVorthy ot
BOSTON, Sept. 26. "It is of vital
consequence that the relations of toe
late management of the New York, New
Haven & Hartford Railroad to the
Massachusetts Legislature should be
fully uncovered." said Governor Foss
tonight in a letter to Chairman Mac
Leod, of the Massachusetts Public Serv
ice Commission. The Governor called
on Chairman MacLeod to investigate an
expenditure of $337,000 reported by the
New Haven road to the commission
'during the period substantially
covered by the last session of the Mas
sachusetts Legislature for 'personal
services' and 'other expenses." "
"I note," said Governor Foss, "that
these sums are but a part of a total of
$1,000,000 said to have been expended
in the last four years for still 'other ex
penses." not specifically described."
Leaders "Handsomely Retained.''
The Governor's letter said In part:
"The people have a right to know
exactly what the management did with
these sums, much of which was spent
at the time the Western Trolleys and
Public Service Commission measures
were pending In the Legislature.
'The publication of certain expenses,
furnished, in ray Judgment, a proper
basis for a searching investigation of
the relation of the railroad manage
ment- 4o--the MA&atrcljiwetts. Legislature
and to certain partisan leaders, who,
being handsomely retained by the rail
road, were in a position to dictate fa
vorable terms for their client through
'It is relevant to ask what sort of
SACK OF WASHERS
IS FOUND IN MINT
REPORTED THEFT OF $30,000
Superintendent at San Francisco,
Under Orders From Washington,
Refuses to Affirm or Deny.
SAN. FRANCISCO, Sept 26. (Spe
cial.) A report of theft of an Im
mense sum of money from the vaults
of the United States mint in this city,
which the superintendent of the mint,
T. W. H. Shanahan, has refused either
to affirm or deny, leaked out through
mint employes this afternoon.
According to the well-substantiated
report, the 30 Government agents now
engaged in checking up the amount of
coin on hand at the mint came across
a sack filled with washers In one of the
The sack was one that originally
contained $30,000 in coin.
When asked regarding the report
that the money was missing and that
the washers 'had been substituted, Su
perintendent Shanahan refused either
to affirm or deny the facts.
"It Is a matter that I cannot discuss
under any circumstances," he said. "Ac
cording to my understanding of the
law, such matters must come from
Washington. I cannot say whether
there is or Is not anything to the
Immediately following the discovery
of the theft the full details of the mat
ter were telegraphed to Washington.
According to the rumor, which is
said to have had its origin in the gos
sip of the mint employes, the count of
the coin stored in the mint has revealed
systematic pilfering from the sacks.
In most instances the thefts amounted
to no more than $2 or $3 from any one
According to the rumor, suspicion
has been directed to one or more em
ployes of the mint
Superintendent Shanahan has recent
ly succeeded Frank Leach, under ap
pointment from President Wilson.
Leach was the successor of Judge
Nearly 30 Government agents have
been engaged for several weeks
counting tne millions of dollars that
are stored in the mint. This is the
first report of any shortage that has
come to ltsrht
LEACH LEAVES COQUILLE
Socialist, Who Was Expelled From
Bandon, Goes to Prosper.
COQUILLE. Or., Sept. 26. (Special.)
Dr. Bailey H. Leach has left Coquille,
following failure 'of the grand Jury to
return indictments against any of the
men accused of having driven him out
of Bandon. He took his bodyguard with
him and left for Prosper, where his wife
and his mother live.
It ic reported that the grand Jury
hung for several hours after the final
evidence had been taken, over the ques
tion of neglect of duty on the part of
Sheriff Gage in not acting to prevent
the deportation, the vote being three
to four and again four to three.
BANDON, Or.. Sept. 25. (Special.)
It is stated by members of the So
cialists' local at Bandon that Bailey
K. Leach will speak here next Sunday
afternoon. At present there aro no
Indications of any demonstration at
Bandon against Dr. Leach.
DRIVER REFUSES TO STOP
Auto Hurls Woman and Buggy Over
GRANTS r.VSS, Or.. Sept. 26. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. S. H. Burns narrowly es
caped with her life this morning, while
driving from Glendale to Wolf Creek,
when she collided with an automobile.
The road was narrow. An unidentified
driver of the automobile paid no at
tention to a signal to stop, but forced
his machine ahead, striking one horse
and throwing the vehicle driven by
Mrs. Burr over the embankment, where
it lodged against a fir tree, 10 feet
below the roadway, thus preventing It
plunging 50 feet down.
Mrs. Burr was severely cut and
bruised. Tho buggy was demolished
and both horses severely cut The
driver of the machine drove on, leaving
Mrs. Burr to extricate herself as best
WINTER SCHOOL ON BOSTON
Mechanical Drawings to Be Taken
t'p With Other Studies.
First of several departments to be
established aboard the U S. S. Boston
during the Winter, that will be in th
nature of a trade school for tho Oregon
Naval Militia, is to be one in mechani
cal drawing, the State Naval Board hav
ing authorized an expenditure for tables
and instruments and Chief Kngineer
Edwards will be In charge, assisted by
other officers in his department.
School has been conducted in naviga
tion, seamanship, gunnery and such
things that pertain to training aboard
ship, and wireless has ben taken up
with signalling, so that the men who
attend regularly are Increasing their
store of knowledge.
THREE DAYS GIVEN CHINA
Jnpun Said to Have Delivered Ulti
matum at Pekin.
LONDON, Sept. 26. A dispatch to a
news agency from Shanghai says the
apanese minister has presented China
with an ultimatum which gives China
three days to comply with Japan's de
mands for satisfaction for the recent
attacks on Japanese in Nanking.
The correspondent says he believes It
will be impossible to meet Japan's
terms. He adds that the nature of the
action contemplated by Japan in case
her demands are not fulfilled has not
been disclosed, ,
SPILL MANY RIDERS
Fine Busting Also Seen
at Frontier Days.
SQUAW PROYES ABLE JOCKEY
Indian Girl Sets Walla Waila
Crowd Wild With Ride.
VISITORS ARE PROTECTED
Ordinary Prices Prevail Survivors
of Whitman Massacre Features ot
Wild West Show Finals Will
Be Held Today.
BT ADDISON BENNETT.
WALLA WALL-x. Wash., Sept. 26.
(Special.) "Pay no extra prico for
anything you purchase on these
grounds," was the first announcement
made from the judges' stand by a
megaphone man at the beginning of
proceedings of the second day ot
Frontier Days this afternoon, so we
were enabled to buy ico cream cones
for a 'nickel, a sack of succulent goob
ers for a measly 5-cent piece and soda
pop and lemonade for the same. And
evidently the vast crowd appreciated
these prices, for vendors did a great
This statement Is marie to show that
the people of Walla Walla are deter
mined that none of the thousands of
visitors shall go away feeling that an
advantage has been taken of him or
her on 'the grounds or anywhere else
Ordinary Price Prevull.
Ordinary prices universally prevail
so far as I know. At the hotel where
I am stopping the prices are identical
with those of weeks or months ago
and It is said tho same fisures prevail
at the other hotels, while there has been
no appreciable rise In prices at the
restaurants or lodging houses.
The great crowds have been admir
ably handled... There have been no
crushes, no confusion, no disorders of
any sort As to drunkenness. If there
have been any flagrant instances they
certainly have been kept In the far
background away from the masses.
The weather today practically was a
duplication of that of yesterday, nave
that the sun was for a time obscured
by fleecy clouds. Tonight there are a
few drifting clouds which tho weather
prophets say augur well for tomorrow.
Surely had yesterday and today been
made to order the weather could not
have been finer.
Succens Ih Repeated.
The attendance today was about the
same as yesterday, probably a few hun
dred, perhaps a thousand more. The
events were stnged without the slight
est wait and with the same phenom
enal success as on tho first day.
The bucking horses were in several
nstances too much for the riders, but
some exceedingly line exhibitions or
riding were given, which Is not to be
wondered at when It Is remembered
that some of the best broncho busters
the country are here assembled. This
arises from the. fact that the season
for Wild West events has about passed
and the riders have finished In most
districts, allowing them to come hero
and attempt to pick up a final grub-
take for tho Winter.
One of the most interesting events
of the day was tho squaw race, in
which about a dozen copper-colored
maidens and matrons vied for the $50
prize. The entrants wero about equally
divided among representatives of the
N'ez Perces, Umatilla and Yakima tribes
and no doubt much depended on the
outcome among the tribes and tribal
8qunw Is Able Jockey.
The horses got away in a bunch and
made a beautiful race for three-quarters
of the course, tho two leaders at
the outset still holding their own. Just
as the bunch was rounding into the
home stretch a member of the Nez
Perces tribe who was well to the rear
swung her horse out towards the outer
fence and went past tho balance like
a whirlwind and won by three full
lengths. It surely was one of the great
est of finishes and the cheers of the
audience rang out again and again.
No just criticism can be made of the
management, save that the announcing
is rather ragged. The megaphone man
in the judges' stand often gets so in
terested in tho events that ho forgets
the announcement altogether or gives
it in tones not audible to a 10th of the
audience. This defect more than likely
will be remedied tomorrow. It must bo
said in extenuating terms that the man
agers are, in a sense, new to the game
r.nd no doubt no person is surprised at
the great audiences more than these
same managers. Perhaps never before
has an initial show of this character
attracted such crowds and such talent.
Management I FralMed.
As to the management on the whole.
It has thus far been almost ideal, par
ticularly as to calling the events al
most continuously. This can be told
best by saying that the 26 numbers
were given in three and a half hours,
between 1:30 and 5 P. M.
Tomorrow is the final day and the
finals more than likely will make the
sport even better than it has been yes
terday and today. Even if it is simply
as good, the visitors can all go homo
feeling that they have enjoyed three
days of as fine amusement of the sort
a was ever staged.