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THE MORNING- OREGONIAX, WFDXESDAT, JUNE 3, 1914.
THEFT CHARGED TO
ACCUSER OF PAIR
Mrs. Snell Causes Arrest of
Merz on Charge of Robbing
ACT LEARNED ON RELEASE
Woman Says Man Looted Rooms
Wliile Slie and Cannon Were in
Jail on Allegations Made toy
Him Ca.se Becomes Tangled'.
Raymond Merz, who caused the ar
rest of Byron H. Cannon and Mrs. Julia
Snell a week ago on a statutory charge,
was arrested last night by Detectives
Abbott and La Salle on a warrant
sworn to by Mrs. Snell, charging him
with the theft of .numerous articles
from her apartments at the Sunnyside,
East Thirty-seventh and Belmont
streets, while she and Cannon were
held in jail. Mrs. Snell and Cannon
were discharged when arraigned in
Boomerang developments have
marked the cases of Cannon, Mrs. Snell
and Merz since the first arrest of Can
non was made May 23 on complaint of
Merz, who charged him with having
brought Mrs. Snell to Oregon from Cal
ifornia In violation of the Mann act.
Mm Fails to Appear.
. The case against Cannon and Mrs.
Bnell was called in Municipal Court, but
Merz failed to appear to prosecute, so
both were discharged. Mrs. Snell says
she returned to her apartment Mon
day to find that $60 in money, a $150
diamond ring and clothing valued at
$2U0 had been removed in suitcases.
She further charged that Merz had
entertained friends in her apartment,
Jrihe swore to a complaint charging
Merz with larceny.
Merz, in filing information with the
police, told of a plot to mulct money
from O. II. Snell, husband of Mrs. Snell,
a. wealthy broker in Kansas City, Mo.,
which he said was being furthered by
Cannon, who had brokerage offices in
the Morgan building. He said Mr.
Knell was suing for divorce in- the
O. 11. Snell Accnis Cannon.
Last Saturday, May 30, a letter was
received by the police department from
the Kansas City authorities instructing
the arrest of Cannon on a "charge of
embezzling the sum of $63 from O. H.
Snell in 1913. The letter intimated that
Cannon was wanted on a more serious
charge, which would be placed against
him on his return to Kansas City.
Cannon was arrested Saturday night
try Detectives Abbott and LaSalle and
is held pending the arrival of an of
ficer from Kansas City. Investigation
of Merz" activities since the night of
Cannon's and Mrs. Snell's arrest dis
closed the fact that Merz sent a tele
pram to Mr. Snell, informing him that
he had Cannon and Mrs. Snell in jail
and to forward $250. Last night in a
lotter found on Merz 'it was learned
that Merz was to receive an additional
$600 upon the termination of Snell's
tuit for divorce against his wife.
Merz has boen sought for more than
a week, during which time he had been
traced to Salem. He was caught in a
dilapidated houseboat moored- in the
Willamette above the Oaks. Several
FUits of clothes said to belong to Can
non and other articles missing from
the apartment were recovered.
When Cannon was informed that
Merz was in custody and a number of
his clothes found in the man's posses
sion Cannon told Detectives Abbott
and La Salle that he would prosecute
Merz if he could be permitted to swear
to a complaint. The detectives say
that Cannon will be brought into the
office of the Clerk of Court today, so
it is probable that the unusual spec
tacle of a prisoner, awaiting extradi
tion, appearing as complaining witness
against a fellow prisoner will be seen
in Judge Stevenson's court.
HUERTA PREPARES TO QUIT
Continued From First Page.)
potentiaries and to the circumspection
of the American delegates. ,
Pacification Held Essential. -
"To treat of the interior pacifica
tion of Mexico in the course of delib
erations on difficulties of an interna
tional character cannot be considered
as submitting the sovereignty of a
nation to an external influence: said
pacification is necessarily bound up
with the international questions. This
has been appreciated, by the Mexican
delegation and In setting forth the In
tentions of its government in the mat
ter, and in its endeavors to bring about
the pacification, it has been inspired by
the knowledge that without it no sat
isfactory conclusion can be arrived at
in the international question."
Just before the foregoing was issued
the Mexican delegates had a long con
ference with the mediators. Afterward
they telegraphed General Huerta to
send them the names of the men who
Will be satisfactory to him for places
In the new provisional government, to
consist of two men chosen by Huerta,
two by the constitutionalists and a
neutral provisional president, selected
by common agreement of all parties.
The first four are to compose, the
cabinet, but are to be morally obligated
by the terms of any agreement reached
here to share equally the responsibility
of a fair administration, which will be
expected not only to conduct a general
election, but to make a beginning on
land, educational and other internal re
forms. Hutrta'i Position Improved.
By subordinating personalities and
declaring - themselves openly in favor
of treating internal as well as inter
national questions in the mediation
conference while not yielding their
national sovereignty, the Mexican del
egates, it was generally agreed here,
had launched a strong argument
against the constitutionalist position
as previously outlined.
The general view was" that if the
Huerta representatives had found no
Impropriety in dealing here .with the
internal Mexican situation, the world
generally would not approve of tech
nical objections to the same course
which might be offered by General
Whether an . armistice could be ar
ranged was another topic of absorbing
interest occasioned by the reply of
Zuburan. The mediators are known to
feel that if the constitutionalists are
sincerely desirous of restoring peace in
Mexico they could easily arrange an
armistice for ten days or two weeks
without ceasing military preparations
In the meantime.
The mediators are of the opinion that
the next two or three days will develop
clearly whether the constitutionalists
are really seeking peace or are merely
obstructionists. The statement from
the Huerta delegates encouraged the
three diplomats greatly in that it set
before the world as practically accom
plished one of the principal points., in
the dispute between the United States
ana the Huerta government.
The elimination of Huerta, although
never before publicly admitted, has
nevertheless been privately considered
here the fundamental aim of the con-
The responsibility if the programme
enouia now oe upset, the mediators
reel, will devolve on the constitution
alists. Realizing this, the American
delegates have been working enertret
ically, on instructions from Washing-
ion, 10 leave no stone unturned by
which technical objections made by the
constitutionalists in previous corre
spondence with the mediators might be
removed and the pathway cleared for a
irank understanding on the question
or. constitutionalist participation.
JAPANESE ACTIOX PTiEASES
Seiyo Marn Lands No Munitions on
AVest Coast of Mexico.
WASHINGTON, June 2 Officials
here appeared to be much gratified by
the conduct of the owners of the Jap
anese ship Seiyo Maru, reported today
to the Navy Department by Rear-Ad
miral cadger. E"or many days past
Army and Nevy officials have been
watching for the appearance of a Japa
nese liner on the west coast of Mex
ico. reported to be carrying guns and
ammunition. The vessel reached Salina
Cruz Sunday morning, but, according
to Admiral Badger's dispatch, she
landed no arms nor ammunition.
The admiral reported he understood
the Japanese company had declined to
carry such a cargo, although the goods
were ordered In Japan nearly a year
ago, before there was any Question of
ARCH JUBILEE PLANNED
THIRD STREET WILL. ENTERTAIN
PVBLIC WITH CONCERT.
Illumination Plans Are About Completed
and Saturday Night Doubtless Will
Be Selected as Festival Occasion.
In celebration of the first public
illumination of "The Great Light Way,"
as Third street, between Yamhill and
Burnside streets, hereafter will be
called, the business men of that
thoroughfare will entertain the public,
probably next Saturday night, with a
double band concert, a preliminary
Rose Festival carnival and a determined
effort to attract the attention of the
buying public to the business ad
vantages of that district.
The great steel and concrete arches
across the ten street intersections, be
tween Yamhill and Burnside. will be
completed late this week. The arches
arise from the four corners of the
street and meet In a common center
above. A big electric arc light sur
mounts the entire structure. The
frame of the arches will be studded
with hundreds of incandescent lights.
The steel frame at each corner is
encased In columns of solid concrete,
finished in graceful curves and. orna
The Third-street business men have
organized a permanent association,
with Sig Sichel as president and J. H.
Rankin, secretary. They have adopted
xne name inira sstreeters," to dis
tinguish themselves. It is probable
that they will wear buttons or badges
calling attention to their street.
It Is planned to have the arches
illuminated every night and to co
operate In the effort to attract public
patronage to the business houses of
that street. Some of the oldest and
most successful mercantile Arms in the
city are established on Third street and
it is intended to make the thoroughfare
artistically, as well as economically. In
viting. With the arches illuminated, in addi
tion to its usual attractions. Third
street expects to be the center of
much activity during the Rose festival
APPRENTICESHIP IS YEAR
Industrial Welfare Commission Re
fuses to Increase Time.
The order of the Industrial Welfare
Commission that one year be consid
ered the apprenticeship period for girls
employed in Portland mercantile stores
This decision was reached at a ses
sion of the Commission yesterday, at
which the recommendation of some of
the stores to have the period increased
to 18 months or two years was consid
ered. The wage for mercantile ap
prentices, under the Commission's or
der, is $6 a week.
COUNT -FOB STATE
County Vote Record in Primary
i Will Be Sent Today to Sec
retary of State.
3 PARTIES NOMINATE GILL
Unofficial Figures Given Republl
can Candidates for the Leg-isla-
ture Are Verified Data
Deputies under County Clerk Coffey
yesterday afternoon completed the
orriciai count of the vote for Reoubli
can. Democratic and Prograssive- can
didates for state offices at the primary
The official count for Representatives
in the Legislature from Multnomah
County certifies the unofficial figures.
wnicn gave the 12 .Republican nomina
tions to Ben Selling, John Gill. D. C.
Lewis, E. P. Stott, Dr. Andrew C.
Smith, Louis Kuehn, Conrad P. Olson
S. B. Cobb. L. J. Wentworth, E. V. Lit-
tlefleld. S. B. Huston and Oscar W.
Gill Named by Three Parties.
Four of these men were also nomi
nated by the Democrats, their names
being written on the ballot. The four
thus honored were Ben Selling. John
jiu, u. c Lewis and Conrad P. Olson.
Mr. Gill was also nominated by the
For State Seantor from Multnomah
County, the Democrat nominated W. L.
Page, and for Joint Seantor R. W. Mon
tague, for Joint Representative Ros-
coe P. Hurst was named.
Mr. Coffey will send the certified of
ficial figures to Secretary of State Ol-
cott at balem today. Under the law
these figures must be in the hands of
the Secretary of State by the 20th day
after the election, which would be
Clerks Rushed With Work.
The many names written on the bal
lot for various offices caused so much
extra work for the deputies that they
have been rushed to comply with the
The official count for county offices
will ' be begun today and Mr. Coffey
hopes to have it completed within a
Here are official figures of the vote
for various state offices, compilation
of which was completed yesterday:
Legislature, Eighteenth District.
L. B. Barde, 3376: Lloyd Bates. 7S27:
Joseph W. Beveridge. 10,419; R. M.
Burley, 3484: S. B. Cobb, 12.900; H. A.
Darnell, 9148;' Fred M. DeNeff, 5444;
F. S. Fisher, 6427; John Gill, 15,291; R.
W. Gill. 9626; F. H. Greenman, 2763;
S. A. Hall, 7931: O. W. Horner, 10,778;
W. T. Hume, 6621; S. B. Houston, 11,
551: B. K. Jones. 8962; H. C. Kornegay,
2291; Louis Kuehn, 13.612; W. A. Leet,
71H1; D. C. Lewis, 15,208; E. V. Little
field, 12,143: Everett Logan, 8231; C. M.
Menzies, 9267; C. P. Olson, 13,126; A. W.
Orton. 8536; J. a. Richardson, 8904;
Ben Selling, 17,786; Andrew C. Smith,
13,652; E. E. Southard, 4758; E. P. Stott.
15,082; L. J Wentworth, . 12.643; R. A.
Willison, 5932: R C. Wright, 6109; B.
E. YoumajiB, 5044.
Justice Supreme Court.
William Galloway. 4914: W. M. Ram
sey, 4940; T. H. Crawford, 247; W. T.
J. A. Jeffrey, 6195.
Superintendent Public Instruction.
J. A. Churchill, 364.
J. H. Lewis, 361.
Commissioner Labor Statistics.
O. P. Hoff. 285.
Frank J. Miller, 341.
Superintendent Water Division No. 1.
C. N. Walton, 223.
John Van Zante, 6240.
EZRA MEEKER AND OX
TEAM REACH PORTLAND
Noted Oregon Pioneer, En Route to San Francisco to Attend Reunion,
Here First "Secret" of Long Life Given Out.
It is absolutely nec
essary that you be
with your transac
tions every time you
A fixed policy of
our officers is that
large or small be
accorded every pos
sible courtesy and
Sixth and Morrison.
EZRA MEEKER, famed all over
the country as an Oregon pio
neer, who has crossed and
recrossed the United States by ox team,
arrived in Portland yesterday with his
outfit and tstablished his cunp on East
Clay street and Grand avenue.
He came overland to Kalama. Wash..
-from Seattle. After attending the re
union of the Oregon pioneers in Port
land, June 18, he will continue his trip
to San Francisco, where he will be em
ployed by the State of Washington In
the state building on the grounds of
the Panama-Pacific Exposition. Part
of this trip will be taken by team.
Mr. Meeker, with his ox team outfit,
will lead the day parade of the Rose
Festival, June 12. During his stay he
will be the guest of his. grandson
Frank Templeton, a Front-street com
mission merchant, at the Templeton
home, 1400 East Eighteenth street. His
headquarters will be at the offices of
the Oregon Historical Society In the
Tourny building, 207 Front sereet.
"How old am I? Well, according to
the calendar, I will be 84 next Decem
ber, but I don't feel anywhere near
that old," said Mr. Meeker yesterday.
"I can hop upstairs two steps at a
time, have never suffered a rheumatic
pain and have never been sick in bed
a day since I landed afoot in Portland
way back in 1852.
"The secret of my health? Oh, open
air life. Then, too, I have never smoked
cigarettes, nor used whisky, and I
make it a point to get up a perspiration
every day. I can get that much exer
cise in bed, even, by kicking out my
legs as if defending myself against
the attack of a vicious dog. I take good
walks, a cold hand bath every day that
I don't take a tub bath, and refrain
from eating much meat. This latter
precaution is rather on account of my
failing teeth. Barring accidents, I will
live to be at least 100 years old."
Mr. Meeker has white hair about a
foot long that hangs over his shoul
ders and over his ears as well. He
says long hair is the natural and prop
er thing, because it permits of no radi
cal change of temperature about the
head. He said that he hadn't shaved
for 40 years, and his beard lends ample
testimony. The conspicuous locks and
whiskers of Ezra Meeker and his large
Texas hat make of him a conspicuous
Mr. Meeker, with his wife, brother
and two neighbors, left Indianapolis,
Ind., in 1852 for the wild country of
Oregon. They drove across the. plains
by ox and cow teams. When yortng
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Esra Meeker, Who iVlIl Remain
In Portland With His Ox Team
I;ntll After Pioneers' Reunion.
Meeker carried his fatigued wife up
the banks of the Willamette River
Portland had less than 1000 inhabitants.
He is planning to give a lecture at
Vancouver, Wash., in the immediate fu
ture to raise funds for the erection of
a monument to the pioneers of Clarke
County. He will meet with the Van
couver Commercial Club tonight to
make arrangements for this lecture,
which he will give free, providing the
club will add to the lecture fund.
Thirteenth Senatorial District.
W. L. Page. 23 L
R. W. Montague, 254.
Roscoe P. Hurst, 212.
Legislature, Elg-teenth District.
T. O. Hague. 4662: A. JC Him ao-ie.
A. L. McDonald, 4808; Cora C. Talbot
4805; E. R. Lundberg. 200; J. M. Gates.
o- eeiey, ZOS; Frank Schlegel.
200: John Gin "ns- j.m -To:
D. C. Lewis, 193; C. P. Olson, 193.
Representative In Congress.
David Gross. 44k- i,ti,n. t
B. Lee Paget, 308.
Justices Supreme Court.
H. J. Bean. 326- "H t. T?Ana m
J. Cleeton, 246; T. A. McBrlde, 622. '
W. P. Lord, 846.
Superintendent Public Instruction.
A. H. Burton, 1011. -
J. H. Lewis. 189.
Commissioner Labor Statistics.
Sanfleld Macdonald, 271.
Dan Kellaher, 232.
Supt Water Dlrl.ln. w ,
P. B. Wallace, 250.
C. U. Gantenbein, 469.
Thirteenth Senatorial District.
J. B. Holbrook, 297.
J. L. Povey, 287.
F. T. J. Tooze, 245.
LcRisIature. Eighteenth District.
Wilber Hftini,rsnn 1 (17c T : T m
Hidden. 940: Lorn, rr T.it'i on.
Gill. 195; F. C. Knapp. 228;' Em-
" .imiiu, isj; jurs. Jj. Gee
161: H. G. Ijn irh ill isi. a m
son. 190; J. B. A. 'ziegler, 198; J. c"
w.T-wUevM, j.ox, w . rioyie, mi.
WINONA HAS $65,000 FIRE
Blaze Starts I'rom Unknown Cause
in Warehouse Near Kail road.
WINONA. Wash.. June 2. f Sr. eel at
Fire starting from some unknown
origin in one of the warehouses here
about noon today destroyed $65,000
worm or property.
The principal losses, with the insur
Superior Milling Company warehous
worth J2000, and flour, worth $10,000;
partially insured. Farmers' Elevator
Company, (S500; insurance. $6000. Pa
cific Coast Elevator Company ware-
no use, fjuoo, and wheat worth S2500:
insured. Interior Warehouse Company,
$2000; Insured. Potlatch Lumber Com
pany lumber yard, buildings and stock
$12,000. O.-W. R. & N. coal chutes,
$11,000; coal cars and track, $8500. Y.
C. Mansfield, wheat $5000; insur
Paul Hines Arrested.
Paul Hines was arrested last night
on a warrant charging him with lar
ceny of a storage battery, sworn to by
L. E. Sook. Hines was arrested near
the Benson boathouse by Harbor Pa
Thirteen Are Arrested.
Thirteen occupants and visitors of
alleged disorderly houses on Flanders
street, between Broadway and Eighth
streets, were arrested last night by
Sergeant Harms and Patrolmen Long
and Wise and charged with vagrancy.
Double S. & H. Trading Stamps All Day
Something Interesting for You
Yesterday's Combination Sales and Discounts Con
tinued See West Park-Street Windnm
$1.50 Ladies' Handbags, each .. 895
$2.25 Ladies' Handbags, each S1.47
$5.00 Ladies' Handbags, each S3.00
$7.50 Ladies' Handbags, each $5.00
Drugs and Patents
25c Spirits Camphor 19
50c Danderine .-...33
10c Soda Bicarbonate TJ
75c Mellen's Food 5J?
50c Cream Tartar 38
$1.00 Golden Medical Discovery 9
25c Glycerine and Rose Water 1G
50c Lavoris 39
Paints and Oils
S-W Inside Floor Paint, qt 60
S-W Porch Floor Paint, qt 70
S-W Green for Flower Boxes, ys pt. . .30
50c Johnson's Floor Wax, Special. . .45
25c Cedar Oil Polish, Special 17
Work received by us before 3:00 P. M.
developed and printed by 5:00 o'clock the
following afternoon. With every $1.00 worth
of finishing we make you an 8x10 enlarge
ment from your best negative, either Sepia
or black and -white, Free of Charge.
$2.00 Oz. Kassya (just lovely), oz. .$1.49
25c Sanitol Cold Cream 17
25c Lyons' Tooth Powder 14
$1.00 Conti Castile Soap 65
10c Quick-Kleen Soap 6
Air Cushions for the Invalid
$1.25 to $3.00
Rubber Urinals for Weak Kidneys
$2.00 to $3.50
6 Packages "400" Toilet Paper 27
Dry Tennis Court Marker 27
Baseball Caps, each 10
Paper Towels, each 27
Choice quality steel Pocket Knives,
Pces 50c to 8.0O
Boy Scout Knives, each 50c?
Best assorted Scissors 40c to 2.00
50c lb. Genuine Cream Caramels, Va-
nilla, Marshmallow and Chocolate. .3S
iOa Mt. Hood Nougat 26
40c Cream Penuche 2SJ
Rose Festival Crepe Paper Decorations,
Dennison's Rose Paper Flower Sets,
Rose Festival Postals, dozbn 10
, Safety First.
Prescriptions filled and checked by regis
tered pharamcists. Over 4400 last month.
WOODARD, CLARKE & CO. VSs?
DR. FLOWER IS ELECTED
PORTLAND DENTAL SOCIETV HOLDS
Work of Year la Reirlewed in Report
of Retiring- President Adani Aux
iliary of Aaawlatlon Organised.
The Portland District Dental Society
held its annual meeting and election
of officers In the assembly-room of
the Medical building last night. The
report of Retiring President W. C.
Adams showed that the society v has
had a healthy grrowth during the past
year and reviewed the work that has
been done by the society in promoting
oral hygiene among school children by
giving lectures on teeth care. A lecture
from a National Mouth Hygiene Asso
ciation representative has been secured.
The following officers were elected
last night: Dr. H.H. Flower, president;
Dr. C. TV. McKenna. vice-president: Dr.
J. C. Jones, secretary-treasurer; Dr. A.
W. Chance, sergeant-at-arms; Drs.
Chance, H. C. Fixott,. K. A. Myters. C. E.
Moreland and C. M. Harrison, executive
The organization of an auxiliary of
the National Mouth Hygiene Associa
tion was effected, with Dr. Chance as
temporary president and Dr. Adams as
The auxiliary will begin a campaign
looking to better care of the teeth on
the part of school children. Its mem
bers, of whom 30 joined last night,
also will conduct a free dental clinic
for the worthy poor. ,
The following delegates were chosen
for the meeting of the Oregon State
Dental Society in Portland. June 22-25:
Drs. M. C Holbrook, C. W. McKenna, F.
W. Hollister. E. Hirstel, L. Bolre, W.
C. Adams, H. C. Fixott, William Cav
anaugh, F. Walgamot. The following
were chosen as alternates: C. M. Har
rison, C. R. Haskell, J. W. Lehman,
Grace Keith, C. S. Long, C. V. Luther,
E. M. Senn, O. W. Wherry, Maude Tanner.
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you will spend your money to great
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$20 and $25
They give genuine satisfaction in every
way; it is a fact they have no supe
riors at the prices.
A Gradual Fineness Is Etrident m
Benjamin $30 and $35 Suits
Sold under one name and by. one firm
only in Portland.
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