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VOL.. LIV. NO. 16,652.
PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1914.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
BALLOT OF WOMEN
Appeal to Courts.
DEMOCRATS CHIEF SUFFERERS
Majority on Board of Aldermen
VOTE BIGGEST IN .HISTORY
Number of Ballots Far Greater Than
Even In Presidential Year, and
Greatest Ever Recorded by
1, Any American City.
GIRLS! MARRY AT 44,
HAVE OXE BABY IS NEXT SUG
GESTION FROM BEAUTY.
LEASING OF LANDS
EX OF TODAYS NEWS
In Downcast Mood Diva Says Wed
for Love if You Can, but Don't
Fail to Look for Convenience.
NEW YORK, April 8. (Special.)
Lina Cavalier! and her now husband,
Monsieur Muratore. sailed for Paris to
day on the steamship La France. The
famous singer and beauty was In
melancholy mood when approached by
Her utterances were pessimistic.
particularly those pertaining to mar
riage. She said:
"Married life is not so good. Girls
ought to wall until they are 44 before
they marry. Then they should have
one child. I have had more than 800
proposals of marriage. I think: that
International marriages are very good.
"My advice to girls is to marry for
love, if you can, ibut never fail to have
an eye for convenience. Sweet words
and kisses won't pay the chauffeur.
"New York girls should never marry.
They are too frivolous, too fond of
dancing. They make poor wives."
State Rights Asserted
FERRIS BILL IS OPPOSED
ICY WAVE STRIKES EAST
CHICAGO, April 8. (Special.) What,
would have happened if the women had
This question, asked speculatively to
day, is one which is likely to he pre
sented in all earnestness to the Su
preme Court of Illinois.
Seven candidates for Aldermen who
went down to defeat at the Aldermanic
elections Tuesday are the men who are
considering asking the question. They
want tha court to decide whether they
are entitled to seats in the City Coun
cil instead of the seven men who were
elected in their place because women
Legal Situation Complicated.
In what form the question will be
asked of the Supreme Court has not
been decided. One case seeking to
test the validity of the suffrage act is
already before the court and a de
cision is expected within two weeks.
By the time the decision is given, the
. men who were elected because women
voted may have taken their seats in the
City Council, and there may be legal
obstacles in the way of their being re
moved. Several of the candidates who were
defeated yesterday because of women's
votes have already consulted lawyers,
and various suggestions have been
made. One Is that the defeated candi
dates should apply for an injunction
to- restrain the counting of women s
votes until after the validity of the
women's suffrage act has been passed
on by the Supreme Court.
Alternative Plans Presented.
Another suggestion is that the can
didates await the decision of the Su
preme Court and present their claims
to seats in the Council only in the
event the decision is against the suf
frage act. Still another is that the
men defeated by women's votes pre
sent contests to the City Council at
once and allow the Council to act in
accordance with the Supreme Court de
Seven candidates for Alderman were
defeated by the votes of women. Five
of them were Democrats, one was a
Republican and one was a Socialist.
The successful candidates in these in
stances were either Republicans, Pro
gressives or Independents. No Demo
crat was elected as a direct result of
the votes of women.
Democrats Suffer Most.
If the women had stayed away from
the polls the Democrats would have had
five more seats' in the City Council
and would number 43 instead of 38.
The Democratic majority in the Coun
cil would have been 16 instead of 6.
The Republicans would lose ne seat
in the City Council and would have
only 20 members , instead of 22. The
number of Republicans elected Tuesday
would have been reduced from 12 to 10.
Instead of having elected three Al
dermen and aided in the election of two
Independents, the Progressives would
l ave elected only one Alderman, and
their strength in the City Council would
be four instead of six. Instead of there
being four Independent Aldermen in
the City Council there would be only
two. The Socialists would have had
one Alderman, while now they have
Another result of the women's not
voting would have been to deprive Chi
cago of the distinction of casting the
greatest vote ever recorded by an
American city. The monster -ote of
487. "S3 for Aldermanic candidates, far
Kreater than ever cast in a Presidential
election, would have been cut to 324,322.
hOOALISTS LOSE IX MILWAUKEE
Fnrs and Overcoats for Easter Are
Now Indicated. '
WASHINGTON, April 8. An ice
chilled wave direct from the frozen
fields of Alaska is bearing down on
the Southern and Eastern states to
night,- bringing what promises to be
record-breaking fall in temperatures.
Weather bureau experts were inclined
to think furs and overcoats would be
popular in Eastern parades Sunday.
From the Lower Mississippi Valley
states east to the Atlantic and as far
north as the Ohio "Valley the temper
ature records reported tonight ranged
from 20 to 50 degrees. At Pensacola,
Fla., the thermometer registered 50 de
grees and was expected to drop further
By tomorrow night, the reports say.
the northern portion of Florida would
be in the grip of heavy frosts.
Forestry Bureau Declared to
Have Fostered Trust.
'SERFDOM" TO BE FEARED
Oregon Executive Alone Expresses
Approval of System, Until Some
body Shows Him Something
Better, at Any Itatt.
WHEELER, Or, April 8. (Special.)
Dr. V. L. Hamilton, Dr. Swennes. At
torney Tarn ill and George Kuhn had
an exciting experience and a narrow
escape from being taken over the Ne-
halem bar Into the sea last night.
Dr. Hamilton was called to attend a
patient at Brighton and the others ac
companied him In a launch. On the
return trip the gasoline engine ex
ploded and set fire to the boat. While
fighting the fire the craft and occu
pants were rapidly carried out to the
bar. All were rescued, by Charles
Schofleld with a gasoline launch Just
4 IN LAUNCH FIGHT FIRE
Wheeler Quartet Has Xarrow Escape
Near Xehalem Bar.
FINN GOES TO CLAIM BRIDE
Logger Saves $10,000 In 20 Years,
While Woman Waits.
ABERDEEN. Wash- April 8. (Spe
cial.) When Victor Johnson left Hel
slngfors, Finland, 20 years ago and
kissed a lassie good-bye there, he told
her if she would give him 20 years to
make a fortune in the land of the free
he would return to claim her hand.
He will sail from New York April 1
just 20 years to the day after he left
the old country. Wedding bells are
expected to ring in far-off Finland be
fore the .end of the month. Johnson
is now wdrth about 810,000. His sav
ings have been due to hard work and
DENVER, April 8. "If the Govern
ment is going to make money out ot
the public lands It should pay taxes
and obey the state laws."
"Under the fostering care of tha for
estry bureau has grown up the great
est trust I know anything about the
"The only difference between lease
hold and ownership of land is that you
can monopolize cheaper under a lease.'
"Assistant Secretary Jones' hands
are tied; he's In bad company."
"The .cost of the average battleship,
if applied to irrigation, would furnish
homes for 4000 people."
Easy Acquisition Demanded.
These are excerpta from an address
by Governor Ammons, of Colorado, be
fore the Western Governors' confer
The states' rights advocates at the
conference thundered today against the
Ferris bill for leasing various portions
of the public domain. Governors Am
mona. Spry and Oddie, of Colorado,
Utah and Nevada, respectively, states
in which huge areas of Government
land make the controversy of vital im
portance, demanded a return to the old
system of easy acquisition.
A. A. Jones, First Assistant Secretary
of the Interior, defended the policy of
the Department. He was backed by
Oswald West, of Oregon, the only dele
gate to the Governors' conference who
expressed approbation of the leasing
Resolutions to Come Later.
The conference adjourned late today,
to reconvene at the close of the lrri
gation conference, which opens tomor
row. At that time It is expected the
Governors will adopt resolutions to be
submitted to Congress and to the De
partment of the Interior.
The Governors indorsed a- project
outlined by Mrs. Belle Van Dorn liar-
bert, of Manzanillo, Colo, president of
the International Congress of Farm
Women, for a model farm home on the
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
7. S decrees; mlulmum. 49.8 degrees.
TODAY'S Showers, southerly winds.
Belfast suffragette cause scene in court
room. Face a.
RebeU' expulsion of Spaniards Is problem
Washington. Page 2.
Chicago results detlnliely changed by bal
lon ox women. fase 1.
California, heiress reweds In Hawaii on dl-
vorce granted by wireless. Page 1.
Young heiress reputed victim ot white slave
plot. Page a.
New Police Commissioner of New York
sets back "system" as urst move. Page 6.
University explorers encounter perils In
British Guiana. Page 4.
Governor Glynn refuses plea of Jewish cler
gyman to reprieve "gunmen." Page C
Governors oppose leasing of lands. Page 1.
Married life not so good, says Llna Cava
lieri In downcast mood. Page 1.
Coast Learue results Portland-San Fran
cisco game postponed on account of rain;
Sacramento S, Oakland s; juos Angeies xi
Venice . Page a. .
Lincoln and Jefferson high schools divide
honors at first Interscholastlo wrestling
University or Southern California discards
Rugby In favor ot American xoutball.
Page . '
Dugdale's boys say they're ready. Page S.
Helena beats Portland Colts 7 to 1. Page 8.
Dismlrsed Qutncy teacher and eight ot her
champions bound over to grand Jury.
Secretary Olcott says delay Ttiry cost can
didates place on ballot. Page a.
Master Masons of Oregon hold annual meet.
ing at Albany. Page 6.
Blg steam shovel explodes dynamite charge
onThe Dalles-Celilo canal. Killing zour.
Commercial and 31arine.
Oregon mohair growers holding for high
prices. Page 10.
Chicago wheat market strengthened by cold
weather reports from southwest. Page 1.
Wall street shorts sell stocks at lower
level. Page 19.
Five of Beaver's crew, practicing drill, come
near death In harbor. Page 14.
Four ships chartered to carry new grain
crop to Europe. Page 14.
SAYS LOUIS HILL
New Steamers Not to
Cut Existing Eares.
Portland and Vicinity.
Judff McBrlde. of Supreme Court, testifies
for claimant In wlntenr escheat
Latest political newt, Psg-e 18.
Co-operation between employes of big stores
for robbery now asserted. Pajre IS.
Louis mil says new steamers will not cut
ex 1st Ing rates. Face 1.
Ad Club has "electrical" luncheon. Pave 13.
Feast of Passover starts tomorrow. Pace Is.
Weather report, data and forecast, Pays 1
(Concluded on Paso 2.)
UNDERWOOD 30,000 AHEAD
Clayton Also Elected to Congress
From Alabama, by 4 000.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. April 8. Re
turns tonight indicated that Oscar W
Underwood's majority over Represents.
tlve Hobeon In Monday's Democratic
primaries for nomination as United
States Senator would probably reach
B. B. Comer has a decided lead over
Charles Henderson, with whom he wii:
contest for the nomination for Governor
in a second primary May 11.
Frank S. White defeated his opponen
for the short term in the United States
In the Third District Representative
Clayton's majority over H. B. Stegel,
his opponent, will reach nearly 4000.
Writer of Chinese Stories Dies.
MONTREAL April 8. Miss Kdith
Eaton, writer of Chinese stories under
the pen name "Sin Sin Far," and a
sister of Mrs. Bertram Babcock. ot
New Tork, who writes under the name
"Oneto Watanna," died today.
EXTRA RATE IS JUSTIFIABLE
Northwestern Tour Held Worth
' All It Will Cost.
TILLAMOOK STORY DENIED
Steamers for San Francisco Will
Make Astoria Northern Termi
nus, as Announced Front
HEIRESS REWEDS0N TCDDICIPCVDI nClflU
WIRFI FSS niVORCF ; ILIIIIII IULAI LUUIUil
KILLS 4 AT GtLILU
CALIFORNIA DKOREE WAFTED
TO HAWAII ON ZEPHYR.
"One thing Is certain," said Louis W,
Hill chl.f executive of the ureal
Northern Railroad Company, who ar
rivori in Portland vesterday. "we are
not going to smash any rates with our
"Neither are we going to absorb tne
Southern Pacific's "arbitrary on tne
Portland-San Francisco hauL It Is
worth something to see this Northwest
country, and travelers will be willing
to Day for it-Ot is worth something to
carry people between Portland and San
Francisco, and the Southern Faciric la
entitled to Its revenue.
"The rates are going to be low
enough next year to attract an tne
business that the railroads can handle.
We don't propose to make them any
lower. We would rather not have the
business at all than carry passengers
at prohibitive figures.
"It is Impossible for the lines north
and east of Portland to absorb the
Shasta route "arbitrary" and no one
with, any business reason" can think
"So far as the Great Northern is
concerned, we expect to do our part, as
wn alwivi have done, in encouraging
travelers to move through the North- banlana.
west. All. our interests are here, nd I
we shall take full advantage ot next
year's exposition to get people to come
here. But the railroads must not be
expected to carry passengers through
the Northwest at the same rates that
will prevail to California direct.
"Our steamers will be In operation
for the Exposition and we expect to
get our share ot the business, but we
expect to be paid for It. We are
spending $5,000,000 for those two ves
sels and we cannot afford to operate
them for fun."
Mr. Hill Luncheon Curat Teday.
Mr. Hill has accepted the Invitation
to attend a luncheon at the Commer
cial Club, at noon today, for the pur
pose of discussing plans to influence
travel through the Northwest next
year. Representatives of the various
In Capital City of Island Home Rich
Divorcee-Bride Takes New Mate
as Radio Gives Sanction.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 8. (Special.)
Mrs. Marie K. King, a beautiful
Hawaiian heiress, now in Honolulu, is
the first woman wno ever obtained a
decree of divorce by wireless. " She
got It today in order that tonight in
the capital city of Hawaii she may be
married to another man.
Mrs. King was tha wife of S. G. O.
King, secretary of the Junction Oil
Refining Company. lie Is also man
ager of the Panama Banana Planta
tion Company, of San Francisco, and
well-known figure In San Francisco
Mrs. King Is rich In her own name.
She Is a member of tne well-known
Pllloi family of Hawaii and owns prop
erty on the Island of Kauai worth sev
eral hundred thousand dollars.
Mr. and Mrs. King were married at
Kealin, Kauai, and have a son, Ralph,
15 years old. They were separated in
1909. and Mrs. King sued for divorce,
charging desertion. The interlocutory
decree was granted April 1, 1913. by
Judge Waste, of Oakland, and Mrs.
King returned to her island home.
In Honolulu, she met a wealthy man.
whose name is withheld by her at
torneys. They decided to be married.
but at the last minute Mrs. King re
membered that the final decree of
divorce from King had never been
granted, fene sent wireless messages
today to her attorneys. McClanahan &
Derby, and as a result Judge Donahue.
of Oakland, today signed the final
Giant Steam Shovel
BODIES AND DEBRIS FILL AIR
Many Workmen Miraculously
Escape From Flying Rock.
CRANE BENT AND TWISTED
Accident Occurs in Pit Now Kicaral
lug- for The Dallcs-Cclllo Canal,
1 1-2 Miles East or Bis Eddy.
Scenes Are Harrowing.
CHRISTIANS ARE SLAIN
Massacre by Albanian Mussulmans
Officially Reported at Athens
THE DALLES, Or.. April 8. (Spe
cial.) A terrific explosion, which
shook the earth for a wide radius, letc
dead and mangled bodies in its wake
and wrought partial destruction to
nearby surface works, occurred at The
Dalles-Celilo Canal works, one and a
half miles east of Big Eddy, at 11:40
o'clock this morning, when the Gov
ernment's mammoth "40"-steam exca
vating shovel struck what is be
lieved to have been an immense charts
of dynamite which, it is thought, had
missed fire" In blasting operations.
Four men, Edward Kendler. Alex
Lind. Ed Ryan and C. Odrlch. were In
stantly killed by the terrific Impact
ot the explosion or died immediately
fl.rwtrtl while other workmen were
An official com-1 frightfully cut and bruised, though
none of them, it is believed, will dte.
The exact quantity of dynamite ex-
ATHENS, April 8.
munlcatlon says that Mussulman Al
banians yesterday entered Koritsa, in
the vilayet of Monastir. and. with thelploded is not known, but it must have
aid of the gendarmerie, who had previ
ously disarmed the inhabitants, today
began a massacre of the Christiana.
A Vienna dispatch on April 3 said it!
waa reported from Avlona that Greek
been of considerable proportions.
Judged by Its death-dealing force and
the havoc it wrought.
A. large number of pitmen were at
work In the face ot the excavation.
going ahead of the steam shovel. drill-
Irregular forces had fiercely attacked ,, ,h hoi.. ih. x.mit- hl.t
xvunisjft. Hut were repuisea oy tne Al
SPELLING RECORD IS MADE
Clackamas Contestants Go Through
J 02 rages of Book in District Bee.
OREGON CITY. Or, April 8. (Spe
lal.) All records for spelling bees In
this county were broken Wednesday
with the contest held at the Monte
Crlsto School, when 103 pages of the
spelling book were gone through before I .tartled the crews working a short dis-
tne winner was decided. tance from tha steam shovel. Unfor
Gertrude Kylo, a student in the Rural
Dell School, IS years old, was declared
the champion speller. Monte Crlsto
Rural Dell. Evergreen. Oaklawn. Elliott
Prairie and Glad Tidings each had four
(Concluded on Pane 8.)
FISHERMAN BOUND NORTH
Wheeler Seaman Starts Alone ou
l00-MUe Trip to Juneau.
WHEELER. Or, April 8. (Special.)
Isaac Hanson, an experienced seaman
and fisherman, left Wheeler this morn
ing for Alaska in his 26-foot fish boat.
He has provisions aboard 'to last him
until be reaches Juneau.
Mr. Hanson rays he will average
seven miles an hour. As It Is about
1200 miles to Juneau it will take him.
with average luck, about 18 days to
reach that place.
Hanson will make the trip alone. He
Is -the first to go over the Nehalem
bar this season.
eldel by 8554.
April 8. Complete
returns from yesterday's municipal
election give Mayor Bading, non-parti
san, a majority of 8554 over Emil
Seidel, Social Democrat. Bading re
ceived 37.701 and Seidel 29,147 votes.
Mayor Bading will be backed up with
a Board of Aldermen, consisting Of 29
non-partisans against eight Social
J he Social Democrats won one of
the chief city offices, that of City
GIRARD REJECTS SOCIALISTS
Independent Candidate Beats Incum
bent In Kansas Stronghold.
GIRARD, Kan, April 8. Richard
Houghton, Socialist Mayor of Girard,
was defeated for re-election by Henry
Sauer, Independent, according to re-
(Concluded on Pace 2.)
MAILING COST IS TREBLED
Recent Parcel Post Law Increases
Publicity Literature Expense.
The recent parcel post rulings affect.
ins: mail once sent third class have
caused dismay at the Chamber of Com
merce, for their provisions raise the
cost of sending out the literature of
the Chamber to more than three times
what it was before.
The Oregon Album and other books
are sent out in great quantities for ad
vertising of the state in the East, and
this item will In the future add a con
siderably greater expense.
KING ENTERS HOSPITAL
Queen Attends Swedish Ruler, Who
Will Undergo Operation Today.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden. April 8.
King Gustave entered Sophia Hospital
tonight, where he will undergo an op
eration tomorrow for ulcer of the
The Kins was accompanied by-the
Queen, who will remain at the hospital.
VV: ' V CU0AANP J
lng. while other numbers were en
gaged around the steam shovel loading
tha loosened dirt that had been scat
tered by the dynamite blasts or not
picked up by the steam shovel.
Just how the accident occurred will
not be known until the Investigation
by the Coroner's Jury, which Coroner
Burget has called for tomorrow-.
Explosion Catches A I. nt Work.
Without warning and while all men
were at work at their various stations
terrific roaring, a trembling of the
rth and a mass of flying rock
OPERA BOUFFE DISPLEASES
tunate workmen were seen to fall in
their tracks or be forcibly thrown In
various directions. Small debris filled
the air, the Immense crane and tho
"dippers." or scoop at tha end of It.
were twisted and wrecked. roiK cars
were lifted bodily from their tracks,
while a cloud of dust tilled tha air for
The startled workmen who had not
Pendleton Pustors Reprove Church been injured hurried to tha assistance
of their less fortunate brothers and a
hurried appeal for medical aid was
It was at first thought that the
number of casualties would be much
larger than actually proved the case.
Kendler, the engineer and one of tha
dead men. was seated In thedoorway
of the engine-room which furnlshe-d
power to the steam shovel. The blast
hurled him through the door and into
tha engine-room, where he was caught
In the coga of a big wheel, his body
being ground Into thousands of pieces.
It was several minutes before anyone
could reach the shovel to stop the en-
BRIDE'S FOOT SIZE SECRET U'""" dur,n wnlch t,m lh" machinery
was grinding nis Doay into Dits. it
Eleanor's Slippers for Wedding Or- was necessary to reverse the engine to
lioerate mo nornoiy nunKicq uuuj.
Members lor Greeting Singers.
PENDLETON. Or.. April 8. (Spe-
lal.) Warm condemnation of the Wild
West show put on here Sunday for the
benefit of the members of tha Chicago
Grand Opera Company Is carried In
set of resolutions adopted by tha Pen
dleton Ministerial Association.
The ministers explained that many
members of their flocks were on hand
o greet the operatic stars, who were
Pendleton during church servlec
dercd but Maker Keeps Mum.
LYNN, Mass.. April 8. (Special.)
The slippers which Misa Eleanor Wil
son will wear when she becomes the
bride of Secretary McAdoo will be the
product of a Lynn factory, an order
having been received by tha manufac
They will be white satin, but the
manufacturer refuses to make known
their sise. They will be completed in
less than a week and sent by special
messenger to the White House.
WELLESLEY GETS FIRE GIFT
$'50,000 Given Stricken College- on
WELLESLEY. Mass., .April 8. Wel
lesley College has received a gift ot
$750,000 from the Rockefeller Founda
tion toward restoration of facilities
lost In the recent destruction of Col
lege Hall by fire.
In announcing tha gift today the
board of trustees of the college said It
waa conditional upon the raising ot
32.000.000 before the first of next Jan
CHIEF'S' POCKET IS PICKED
Toledo. O., Police Head Loses $14
and Theater Passes to "Dip."
TOLEDO. O, April 8. Police Chief
Murphy reported today that his pock
ets had been picked of two purses, con
talnlng 314. theater passes and offi
cial documents, when riding on a
The pocketbooks were taken from a
hip pocket, the flap of which was but-tuned.
Craaeaaaaa'a Kacaax: Miraculous.
Lester, the cranesman. was seated
at his regular post on the crane arm.
almost directly over the "dipper."
which is presumed to have struck and
exploded the dynamite. Only the tact
that the arm of the crane waa between
hdm and the full force of tha blast
saved his life. As it was. his escapo
from death was little short of mirac
ulous. The force of the explosion
hurled the luckless cranesman entirely
over the shovel-house, but the only in
juries he received were minor lacera
tions and bruises, caused by his vio
lent Impact with the ground when he
Odrich. a pitman and another of the
dead, was found lodged under one of
the rock cars of the train, which stood
next to tha steann shovel. The forco
of tha blast lifted the car bodily from
the track, and at the same time drova
Odrlch under its wheels. When the
car settled back into ita position it
broke every bone In the unfortunate
pitman's body and literally crushed
him to a pulp. After tha car had been
pried free it waa necessary to place a
stretcher on the ground alongside of
Odrich's body and to roll him onto It
There, was not enough of it Intact to
Ryan, another of the dead pitmen,
was hurled Into the side of tha pit.
filled with broken rocks, and practical
ly every bone in hla body waa broken.
Lind, the fourth dead, man terribly
lacerated and cut 1y tha flying rock,
one of which crushed his skull and was
wedged tightly In tha bone, which
could not ba removed until ha was
taken to the field hospital, where he
died a few minutes later.
Krkermen Mont Seriously Injured.
Arthur Eckerson. one of the powder
men worklne In tho face of the pit.
2& iConUudcd! oa fax 3.)