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THE MORyiXG OKEGOXIAX, THURSDAY, APRIIj 2, 1914.
SCANDAL HINTED AT
French Deputies to Examine
ex-Minister as to Plans of
STORMY SESSION IS HELD
Radicals on Committee Omit Cen
sure of Cabinet Meniucrs, Chair
man Resigns, Then Both
. Elements Change Kront.
PARIS. April 1. Another stormy
scene occurred Tuesday at the meeting
of the investigating- committee of the
Chamber of Deputies which is inquiring
into the reasons for the postponement
of the trial of Henri Rochette. charged
with swindling operations, culminating
in the temporary resignation of the
chairman, M. Jaures.
The majority of the committee, who
are Radicals, voted to omit the para
graph in the report drafted by M.
Jaures finding that M. Caillaux, the ex
Minister of finance, and M. Monis, the
ex-Premier, had grossly abused their
high positions. M. Jaures left the meet
ing. Finally the Radicals witlidrew
their vote and M. Jaures his resigna
tion. The committee will examine to
ay the members of M. Monis' Cabinet
.ef 1911 concerning the allegations
made by a provincial newspaper that
Kdmund du Mesnil. editor of Rappel,
approached a Minister, whose name was
not given, and told him that Rochette
required an adjournment of his trial for
six months to enable him to complete
the' organization of the Baku naphtha
syndicate, which would mean a profit
of J2.000.00O, of which he was willing
to give a share to whomsoever would
obtain the postponement. The Minister,
according to this account, showed M.
I)u Mesnil the door and then Informed
M. Monis of these facts.
; The newspaper further alleges that
the Minister revealed the facts to
President Poincare after the Calmette
tragedy, and asserts the President in
tervened and obtained the elimination
ef M. Monis, who held the poet of Min
ister of Marine.
rSRS. S1EGEL NAMES TWO
BANKRUPT MERCHANT SUED FOR
Payment of $25,000 a Year to Wife
Said to Have Been Discontinued
When Troubles Came.
i NEW YORK. April 1. Henry Sie
pel, the bankrupt banker and merchant,
under indictment for grand larceny and
Violation of the state banking laws, is
named as defendant in a suit for abso
lute divorce which counsel for Mrs.
Iarie Vaughn Siegel said would be
filed soon. It is said that two co
respondents are named. Mrs. Siegel
was the widow of lieorere M. Wilde,
brother of Rear-Admiral Wilde, U. S. N.
.The couple were married in 1898.
.. Until four years ago Siegel and his
.wife maintained luxurious establish
ments in New York. Mamaroneck and
London. Then Mrs. Siegel went abroad
and the fact that they had separated
Siegel, it was said, paid his wife $25,
000 a year. These payments are de
clared to have been discontinued some
time ago after Siegel's affairs became
involved. Mrs. Siegel arrived in New
York from Paris about five weeks ago.
She consulted her attorneys and then
began preparation of the complaint
against the merchant and banker.
The actual filing of the suit, counsel
for Mrs. Siegel explained, depended on
process servers finding Siegel. They
hunted for him all today in vain.
JAPAN'S ATTITUDE TOLD
POLICY OP MAKING SLOW NATIONS
ADVANCE IS IMPLIED.
Activity In Korea and Manchuria De
fended by Nippon Peace Worker.
War With America Scanted.
NEW YORK, April 1. Japan's pol
cy of making backward nations ad
vance with civilization for the general
benefit of the evolution of society was
explained last night by Dr. ShOFhuke
Sato, who asserted that there was no
danger of Japan's assuming an aggres
sive attitude towards countries which
kept up with the world's progress.
Dr. Sato is Japanese exchange pro
fessor to the United States under the
Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace. He spoke at Columbia Univer
sity in defense of the attitude of Japan
towards Korea and Manchuria. He
said there was no likelihood of hos
tilities between Japan and America.
"We think it our right and duty,"
said Dr. Sato, yto develop the natural
resources and to introduce modern
civilization into Korea and also into
Southern Manchuria within the Juris
diction of Japan. But we shall never
enter into any international compli
cation in the Western world arising out
or sucn a question as the recent Cal
lrornla land legislation. This can be
settled amicably by the two friendly
"We shall always look for peace and
friendship from the Western world.
and especially do we look for peace
from across the Pacific; the peace and
friendship Inaugurated by the wisdom
ot your chief magistrate and supported
by the intelligence of your people. If
mere are some sore spots, they will
NEW ALTITUDE MARK SET
German Aviator Reaches Height ot
20,56 4 Feet.
JOHAXXESTHAL April 1. Th
German aviator Linnekogel yesterday
established a new aeroplane record for
height, reaching an altitude of 20.564
feet. The previous record was held by
Lesagneux. who ascended 20,295 feet.
Linnekogel recently made a new alti
tude record with one passenger, reach
ing a neight of 18,050 feet.
treated during the convention of the
Inland Empire Teachers" Association,
at Spokane, April 15, 16 and 17. was
announced yesterday by I R. Alder
man. City Superintendent of Schools of
Portland, president of the association.
The last two days of the session will
be given over partially to a discussion
of business methods at which the busi
ness representatives of the various
school systems will be present.
This will be the first "get-together"
of the representatives of the business
end of the schools of the Northwest.
The programme follows:
Section for first-class districts
"School Accounting," Alfred Lister,
Secretary of Schools, Tacoma; "Taxa
tion and Revenue." J. Grier Long, pres
ident of School Board. Spokane; "Pur
chases and Distribution of Supplies,"
E. Shorrock, vice-president School
Board, Seattle; "Some Administrative
Problems," R. H. Thomas. Clerk of
Section for second and third-class
districts "School Buildings and
Grounds," United States Commissioner
of Education P. P. Claxton and School
Director from Idaho ;"Teachers Em
ployment, Retention and Improvement,"
School Director from Montana; "Con
solidation of Schools for Elementary
Work and for High School Work."
School Director from Washington;
"Industrial Education." O. M. Plum
mer. School Director. Portland.
"LAUD SALE OUTRAGE"
DR. WILLIAM UEVESV REVEALS
E. C. CORNELIUS' ACTION.
Seventy Acre Adjoining; Bull Ran Re
serve to Be Put on Market Ac
cording to Prospectus.
According to a prospectus that has
been published by a local real estate
man, 70 acres of land adjoining the
Bull Run reserve Is about to be sold in
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SCHOOL ECONOMY THEME
Programme Completed for Spokane
Gathering of Teachers.
A programme which includes all sub
jects pertaining to the business man
agement of schools that are to be
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Henry Vowlnkle and J. ' A.
Ettler. of the Decorative Con
struction Company, yesterday at
tached to the electrolier m front
of the Commercial Club building
, one- of the illuminated rose bas
kets which are to be featured in
the decoration scheme on the
streets of Portland during the
Six hundred of the rose bas
kets are to be placed in the
court of honor for the Rose Fes
tival. In these decorations the
artificial flowers amid the palm
leaves are interspersed with red
electric rose lights, which give a
. very striking . appearance.
one-acre tracts. The source of Port
land's famous water supply. Bull Run
River, runs through the plotted tract
and the pipeline carrying the water to
Portland passes over the premises at a
point about one mile southwest from
The prospectus advertises "Mowltza"
as "an ideal location for Summer
homes and a splendid spot for sanitari
ums. The tract affords good orchard
and vegetable land, it Is declared.
"It is an outrage that this land
should be sold in small resident tracts.'
said Dr. William Deveny last night
The City of Portland has spent an im
mense amount of money in construe'
tion of that watershed and setting
aside a large reserve so that the
source of the water supply might be
protected from fire and contamination.
Settlement of a large number of fami
lies in that timbered community would
not only make a tremendous fire risk.
but would encourage other families to
go there and congest the locality so as
to contaminate the source of water
"A -'week ago I informed Commis
sioner Daly of this great danger and
he said he would look into it, but so
far as 1 know he has not lifted his
finger to avert the danger."
The property is owned by M. More
head, of Portland. He has a bungalow
on 10 acres of the tract.- but the 70
acres nearest the watershed are being
put on the market by Edward C. Cornelius.
DELUGE OF LETTERS
FLOODS THE STATE
"Form Letters" From Multi
graph, by Thousands, Sent
by Smith's Campaigners.
TYPEWRITER FiLLS NAME
Every Democratic Voter in -Oregon
and Many Republicans Believed
to Have Received Package at
, Average Cost of 5 Cents.
Still more "personal" letters to reg
istered Democratic voters are emanat
ing from the busy multlgraph of Dr.
C. J. Smith, Governor West's aspirant
for the Democratic nomination for Gov
The latest product of the multlgraph,
made to appear, of course, by a type
written heading and salutation and
with signature in ink. as a personal
dictation on the life, works and prom
ises of the Governor's own candidate.
The letter, a "form" missive, mul
tigraphed and sent out bv the thou
sands, solicits the support of the voter
in the following language:
"Dear Sir or Madam) and Friend:
As you know, I am a candidate for
the Democratic nomination for Gov
ernor, and beg to ask if 1 may have
your valued support at the coming pri
maries i will appreciate very much
anything you can do for me.
"I have made law enforcement" and
economy the main points of my plat
form. On these Issues I feel cure we
An Answer la Asked For.
"If you can stand with me in this
fight, will you not please fill out and
mail the enclosed post-paid card, or.
better, drop me a line on the situation
as you see It. With best wishes. 1 am
sincerely, C. J. SMITH."
One of the inclosures is a stamped
postal card, already addressed to Dr.
Smith. On the reverse side appear
blank spaces for the date, and for the
postoffice addresi of the sender. Below
these spaces ar, the printed words:
Dear fair: You can count on my
vote and support for the Democratic
primaries. May 15, 1914."
Another space is provided for the
The other inclosures. bound tnirethar
by a metal clasp, include a two-sheet
circular called "Points in C J. Smith's
Platform." containing his picture and
excerpts from his platform; a card
circular, also bearing the doctor's pic
ture, followed by paragraphs of praise
from seven Smith newspapers; and still
anomer circular, reprinting an edi
torial favorable to him.
Inunenae Outlay Involved.
The cost of preparing and sendinsr
out these Inclosures has been consid
erable. A very tidy expenditure Is in
volved in xne cost or multigraphing the
letter at so much per thousand: in the
cost of inserting typewritten name and
salutation and of addressing the en
velopes, and in the cost of Drintinar h
circulars and clasping them together.
In addition, each stamped postcard has
cost one cent at the postoffice and each
leuer z cents xor stamps. The cost to
Dr. Smith of each letter and the In
closures has been estimated at not less
man o cents.
About every registered Democratic
voter In the state and a good many
Republicans have had letters from iii-
Smlth He has also sent out letters to
election Doara orflcials through the
state. To the women voters he has de
voted especial attention. Not many of
them have escaped the letter shower.
In fact, there is a special multlgraphed
letter lorm ior me women.
Oregon Political Gossip
TWO more candidates have filed
their declarations of candidacy for
County Commissioner. They are T. J.
Kreuder. Republican, who announced on
Monday that he would run, and John
Drlscoll, also a Republican.
"Keep the taxes down" is Mr. Kreu
der's slogan. In his platform he de
clares for economy and business admin
istration, good roads at lowest' cost and
a new tax law eliminating penalties
and providing at least for semi-annual
payments. He also favors home In
dustries. Mr. Drlscoll has for his slogan. "I
win reduce county taxes. If elected
Commissioner, or resign from office."
He promises material reduction in the
cost of operating the county govern
ment without impairing Its efficiency,
and promises to resign if he does not
accomplish this to the satisfaction of
An even ten candidates are in the
field now for the two places to be
filled on the County Board. In addi
tion to Mr. Kreuder and Mr. Drlscoll.
they are: D. V. Hart and Rufus C.
Holman, incumbents; Fhllo Holbrook,
W. S. Conser, J. B. Schaefer. C W.
Hohlt and G. M. Orton, Republican,
and Benjamin Frick. Democrat. The
office carries a salary of $150 a month.
ALASKAN INSPECTING LAND
Dawson City Shriner, Back From
Orient, Visits Hood River.
George F. Johnson, of Dawson City.
Alaska, who returned recently from
the Shriners" pilgrimage to Manila and
the Orient, has been passing the last
few weeks at Hood River, inspecting
orcnard prospects oi that and neigh
boring districts. He is visiting A. D.
Moe and M. M. Hill, prominent Hood
River orchard men, who have conduct
ed him through the valley.
Mr. Johnson expects to bring a col
ony of Alaska residents to Oregon. He
wants to select some tried fruit land
in advance and seems well pleased
with the Hood River district.
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You wear them as you
would eyeglasses or
SHADONS for automo
bilists, stenograp hers,
office men and women.
You wear them with or
Price 50c and $1.00.
Sole exclusively in Port
209-10-11 Corbet. Bldg.,
Fifth and Morrison
DOUBLE STAMPS TODAY TILL 2 O'CLOCK THEY MORE
THAN PAY CAR FARE.
Easter Table Dee
in Crepe and Color
in any desired tint.
Gold Leaf Kdires.
Easter Lily Outfit, 75c.
Material for one dozen perfect flowers.
Fancy Confectionery and Bon Bona
In beautiful and exclusive boxes. Pound, GoC
theater and a street crowd witnessed
their work last night the audlenm In.
side sat unmoved throughout and wlt-
nessea tne jeriormance to the close.
ine manager announced that while
there was a small Hre In the front oart
of the building, no danger existed. He
said those who wished might then
leave, out no one moved.
DR. VAN BRAKLE HEARD
STATE HEALTH BOARD SITS IX ORE.
GOX CITT CASK.
Witnesses Testify as Diagnosis Given
In General Cases by Clsekaaua
Officer Under Fire.
OREGO NCITY. Or.. April. 1. (Spe
cial.) Testimony was taken in the Van
Brakle case here last evening before
threemembers of the State Board of
Health. Dr. E. A. Pierce presiding. The
case will be argued before the entire
Board in Portland Tuesday, April 7.
With but one or two exceptions every
physician in Oregon City was present
at the hearing and took the witness
stand. The courtroom was well filled.
Once or twice only did the evidence
become the least bit sensational, and
then when Dr. Van Brakle was testi
fying in his own defense.
The first witness wajt Ci M Kmith
He said that the doctor examined him
and told him that he waa threatened
with bronchitis and to come again the
next day for a definite decision, fcmili.
went to Dr. M. C. Strickland, who told
him, after an examination, witness de
clared, that he tia.1 typhoid.
Drs. Guy Mount, H. S. Mount. C A.
Melssner, W. K. Hempsead and W. C
Schulze each examined him, he said,
and each declared he was suffering
from typhoid. Ills testimony was later
corroborated by each of the doctors,
excepting Dr. Schulze.
The second witness was Frank Kob
lelch. Dr. Brakle. ho said, examined
him, "massaged" him and told him that
he had a sore throat, with a posslbllity
of tonsilltis. Dr. Strickland later ex
amined him. he said, and told him that
he had an attack of diphtheria. A
number of other physlclons were called
and .examined him, he said, and cor
roborated Dr. Htrlckland. This point
was later verified by the physicians
put on the st nd.
The third case, that of the 1-months-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. It
Alexander, of Concord, is the one which
the defense is expected to use as Its
strongest proof of "frame-up."
Krom the testimony of Dr. Guy
Mount, he found the baby in a serious
condition. Dr. Mount said that he as
sured himself that the Infant was suf
fering from typhoid and that he admin
istered antitoxin the same evening.
The next day he notified Dr. Van
Brakle that the child was 111, but did
not tell either of his treatment or tns
nature of the disease. Dr. Van Brakle
sent disease culture to the State Board
of Health, in Portland. The Board re
ported that they were free from any
typhoid. Dr. Van Brakle later testified.
. Dr. Strickland, on cross-examination,
admlted that he sent Smith and Koblicb
to Van Brakle to see what "the cour.ty
health officer knew." while Dr. Guy
Mount testified that "we merely
wanted to see if Van Brakle was all
Probably the most sensational testi
mony introduced was that of Dr. Van
Brakle, when he told of an alleged con
versation between Dr. Guy Mount and
himself, during which Dr. Mount said:
"I am sorry 1 was mixed up in this
Alexander case. You couldn't get a
correct diagnosis under those condi
tions. I am going to get out of the en
tire dirty business."
Special for Three
Thur8, FrL, and Sat.
Baseballs ..... 5c
$1.00 Mitts for 79c
3.50 Masks for....S2.80
50c Bats for 39c
Caps and Suits ' oft.
Our Pen Doctor holds
a free clinic every hour
in the day. VTe make
old pens new for u
Free Kill jour pen
at our Ink Fountain.
Fountain Fens for
all people all purses.
Waterman (the genuine) 2.50 up
"RitesweU" Fountain Fen Ink. -
A bi- bottle for IOC
WE ABE SOLE DISTRIBUTORS FOR THE
J. B. Lt.
Hie drugless treatment for Constipation. Com
plete outfit, with book, $10.00.
"Wood-Lark" Library and
Fine, too, for pasting photographs.
Jar, with brush and water well....lO
Pint jars ; 3
Quarts . 50c
Half-gallon for $1.00
It's sure a good sticker holds like a mortgage.
Garden Hose new stock.
Lawn Mowers late styles
Tressy and Classy, and at most
attractive prices for three days.
$ 1-jO values, reduced to $1.00
$ 2.25 values reduced to $1.47
$ 5.00 values reduced to $3.50
$10.00 values , reduced to $5.00
Genuine goods at genuine
Woodard, Clarke & Co,
ALDER AT WEST PARK
MERGER OF COUNTY
: AND CITY WEIGHED
County Veterinarian . .
County rrait Inspector
Chamber of Commerce Com
rtiittee Canvasses Data and
ONLY FIRST STEPS TAKEN
W. C. VAUGHN CONFESSES
Complicity in Counterfeiting Opera
tions Admitted, Says Officer.
W. C. Vaughn yesterday confessed
to complicity in the counterfeiting; op
erations which put many bogus IS gold
pieces afloat in the Pacific Northwest,
according to William Glover, United
State secret service agent, who ar
xested Vaughn in Portland a week ago,
and who later arrasced Harry S. Stone
in Spokane and Charles Xutcher In
The three arrested men, it is alleged,
manufactured the counterfeit money
in Seattle. 'With the confession of
Vaughn yesterday. Mr. Glover said
that he had, received confessions from
CLOUDS BURST IN KANSAS
Two to Three Inches Fall, While
Hailstones' Play Havoc.
TOPEKA, Kan, April 1. A heavy
storm, resembling in soma vicinities a
cloudburst, fell over the eastern cen
tral parts of Kansas yesterday. It was
accompanied by hail.
At Coffeyville hailstones smashed
windows and demolished scores of
street lampa Telephone and telegraph
service was demoralized. The- precipi
tation amounted to from two to three
CROWD SITS AS FIRE BURNS
Theater Manager's Announcement of
Blaze in House Scares Xo One.
MINNEAPOLIS, April 1. While
firemen battled with a blaze hva local
LOCAL MAN DIES ON TRAIN
Charles Fay Succumbs in Wyoming
While Seeking Health.
DENVER. April 1 (Special.)
Charles Fay, aged 40, a former Den
ver resident, died in a Pullman car
yesterday on the Union Pacific while
crossing Wyoming. His body was left
in tne car until the train reached Den
ver. Death was caused by cancer of
Mr. Fay was en route from his home
In Portland. Or.. In the hope that the
Colorado climate wpnld benefit him.
He is survived by his widow and one
son. Carl, aged 15, and several broth
ers and sisters.
GOTHAM PUBLISHER WORSE
Physicians In Attendance All Night
on James Gordon Bennett.
LONDON. April 1. A Cairo dis
patch says that James Gordon Bennett,
proprietor of the New York Herald,
after showing - considerable improve
ment in physical condition, has be
come worse. ,
It adds that physicians were in at
tendance on him throughout the night.
Madame Calve Robbed of Jewels.
NICE. France, April I. Mme. Calve.
tue singer, was robbed of a quantity
of Jewels tonlsht. The police suspect
an employe of M. Calve, who Is tup.
Figures Tending to Sliow Koonomles
of Consolidation Submitted.
Final Report, ,.W II Not Be
Ready for Many Weeks.
First steps in an investigation of
the feasibility of consolidating city and
county goverronents upon which to
base sn outline of plans for a slngls
administration for the City of Port
were canvassed Tuesday at a meet
ing at the Oregon Hotel, called by W.
J. Clemens, chairman of the comraltee
appointed by the Chamber of Commerce
for the purpose of considering this
"This meeting instead of being the
occasion of a final report, as some hare
thought," said Mr. Clemens yesterday,
"is only the beginning of our Investi
gation) With Mr. Clemens on the eommlttes
are C. H. Jackson. Jay Bowerman,
George W. Stapleton and W. M. Cook.
As evidence of possible duplication
of expense in Ibe city and county gov
ernment which, might be eliminated by
brauging the two governments under
one head, the following table of ex
penditures waa shown at yesterday's
Auditor o00.00 f
Board of Health ...... S7.SOO.OO 2.592 M
Coramiasloners ........ atd.0o0.MO 10.-U8.ss
ciiooi buprinteiideiil.. ...... ... &.:t4.5o
Engineer ............. 4
Treasurer 20.5.61 .4rtJ.7S
Welehta snd measures. O.S72.M. 7T.4
Purchasing bureau 10.)oo 1 r.o
Manning's Coffee is
roasted in our store fresh
every day. We grind it
for you at the time your
purchase is made and none
of the aroma or flavor is
FOURTH r ALDER.
All the business now done by the
Constable's office. It waa pointed out.
might be handled by the Sheriff's of
fice and the expense greatly lessened.
The consolidation of the Jails could
also be accomplished at small expense
arm many otner departments were
mentioned in which consolidation
would effect a marked economy.
(Cleveland Plain Lcaler.
A man whom everybody in Cleveland
knows and whom almost everybody In
Cleveland likes wandered Into our of.
ties the other day and a-reeted us sadlv
vneertvr.. we said in surprise, for
he is usually merry. "What seems to
be the matter this mornlngf"
"Today is my SOtli birthday."" rtere
"Congratulations. Ton don't look it
and you don't feel it. and I don't see
anything to be sorrowful about."
"It Isn't that. But. sec hare. " I'm
pretty well known In tills town, ain't
IT Lived here all my life and am fairly
successful In my profession. And I'm
the only man In town. I b.lieve. who
has arrived at my hkc without ever
having een railed the 'dean' of any
thing by the papers. What's the mat
ter with you fellows, anyhow?"
Italian farmhouses need tmprovlnr. a--erdtnr
to the opinion of tTie government .
which ha otrert-u Tjv-, tn premium io ot;
awarded for fnniurting the coDtrucf!on
of m-xlel farm hulldli.ca.
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SEE THE NEW
Mows the Lawn
With Half the
The Smoothest Running, Cleanest Cutting .... .
Machine Ever Put on a Lawn. Has 12-inch
BALL BEARING, SELF S1LVRPENING
Particularly Adapted for Heavy,
J. J. KADDERLY 130 First St and 131 Front St
After the Opera To night
A dainty supper will be served in the
The assay requests we ksve re-elv1
far table reservatloas attest te Ike
popalarlty at this far-fasaed grill.
The stars of the Grand Opera Company have made thi
Taxi cab Fares From Theater to Hotel Will Be Credited on
1- P. ItEVSOLDS, Asst. Mgr.
posed to have uea to Italy.
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