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VOL. LIV.-XO. 16,736. PORTLAXD. OREGON. WEDNESDAY, JUlYglS, 1914. PRICE FIVE CEXTg.
FRAUD PROBE NOW
TURNED TO LOGAN
Land Grant Sales Are
Made Whole Family.
PRICE OF ARM BUYS 'LOCATION'
Alleged Illegal Traffic Covers
From Ocean to Ocean.
FILINGS CALLED "CINCH"
Ton Can't Lose," Witnesses Say
, They Were Told; "Either Re
V celvers Will Be Appointed or
' Ton Will Get Ldeu Choice."
That J. W. Logan, of Seattle, on trial
In the United States District Court,
charged with fraudulent use of the
malls, still was engaged in taking "ap
plications" from prospective settlers on
the Oregon & California Railroad grant
lands as recently as last March, or
three weeks after a secret indictment
against him had been returned by the
Federal grand Jury here, was testified
to yesterday in Judge Bean's court' in
the trial of Logan and W. F. Minard,
of Portland, and E. J. Sellers, of Ta
coma. who were Indicted at the same
Logan New Object of Attack.
The Government prosecutors yester
day afternoon switched their guns
from Minard, who had been under a
heavy fire since the opening of the
case last Friday, and concentrated
their attack on Logan.
This was dene under a ruling by
Judye Bean, to which Claude Strahan,
one of Minard's attorneys, saved an
Judge Bean's ruling came after a
contest between District Attorney
Rtsames and J. C. Dennis, of Tacama,
attorney for Logan. Mr. Keames asked
that evidence be admitted of Logan's
nets as an individual, and not aa a
party to the alleged "conspiracy to
defraud," with which he, Minard and
Sellers are Jointly charged, these acts,
Mr. Reanies said, having occurred after
the completion of the alleged "con
aplracy." Mr. Keames asked that this evidence
be admitted as tending to show Logan's
Intent In his previous acts, for which
he Is on trial.
Intent Only la Conaldered.
Aa sucn, the evidence was admitted
by Judge Bean, with an admonition to
the Jury that it could have no bearing
on the charges against Minard and
Sellers, or on those against Logan,
except as showing his Intent.
With yesterday's witnesses the extent
of the alleged fraudulent operations of
the men on trial was shown to have
ranged from Seattle to Los Angeles and
from Chicago to Portland.
Evidence was given showing how
whole families invested in the "loca
tions" on the railroad grant lands, and
how a person, once a "locator," be
came an effective "booster," getting
his friends to "invest" likewise.
One person to whom Logan sold an
alleged fraudulent land location was
Mrs. O. A. Brugler, of Watsonville, Cal.,
whose husband had procured a "loca
tion" from Logan three weeks before,
according to their evidence.
Insurance Buya Locations.
Brugler la a young stationary engi
neer. He has lost an arm and he ex
plained that the $300 he and his wife
paid for the two locations was received
as insurance for the accident which
"I explained to Logan that we only
had a little money that I received for
the loss of my arm," said Brugler,
and told him that I cjuldn't afford
to take any chances. He told me I was
taking no chances whatever."
Mrs. Brugler told of Logan's coming
with her husband to their home to ex
plain the plan whereby they were to
gut the railroad land.
"Mr. Logan told us there positively
was no chance of our losing," she said,
"and that the reason the railroad com
pany wanted people to settle on the
land was so they could get the timber.
"But there was no chance of our
losing" she repeated, with emphasis.'
If the Government won the suit
against the railroad company we would
get the land, but the only way the
railroad could win was to sell the land
to eettlers at $2.50 an acre."
other witnesses gave similar tes
timony. All were emphatic that Logan
had told them they couldn't lose.
Locationa Called "finch."
"Logan said It was absolutely a
cinch," aaid Thomas J. Praster, a
barber of Tuolumne. Cal., whosald that
at least eight people in that town
bought "locations" from Logan at $130
each at about the same time he did and
He said that hie attention first was
called to Logan's proposition by an
"ad" in a San Francisco paper, to which
hie brother-in-law directed his atten
tion In June, 1913. He wrote to the
"Oregon Realty Company," which was
advertising "homestead relinquish
ments," and Logan came to Tuolumne
to see him.
G. F. Eade, now of Daly City. Cal.,
but formerly a grocer at Attica, Ind.,
told of meeting Logan In Chicago in
September, 191-', as a result of an ad-
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BUNGALOW HIGH IN
AIR IS PREDICTED
ARCHITECT SAYS OWNERS WILL
SPEND SUMMERS IN TOWN.
Paj -as-Yon-Enter Elevator Another
Innovation Future Is Expected
to Bring to Skyscraper.
DULUTH, June 14. That the sky
scraplng office building of the near fu
ture will contain many new features is
the prediction of C. A. Patterson, sec
retary of the National Association of
Building Owners and Managers, in ad
dressing that body here today.
"Innovation," said Mr. Patterson, "is
the middle name of the modern sky
scraper. It will be only a short time
when big office buildings will have
elevators running not only up and
down from the street to the top of the
building, but running horizontally1 on
different floors. Furthermore, patrons
will pay fares to ride on these eleva
tora and get transfers from the verti
cal lifts to the horizontal, just as we
get them on streetcars.
"They will pipe pure air from the
country right into the big city build
ings. Just as they pipe pure water, and
bungalows built on top of tall buildings
will house the owners in Summer. A
building permit for such a bungalow
already has been taken out in Chicago."
EMPRESS IS "REBUKED"
Aged Eugenie, Unknown to Attend
ant, Is Cliided, Then Pitied.
PARIS, July 14. A story is printed
of an incident which occurred oji the
recent visit to Paris of the Empress
Eugenie, widow of Napoleon III.
She was walking in the Tuilerles
gardens, where once stood her splen
did palace, and picked a flower from
the border. . An attendant saw her and
said: "Picking flowers Is strictly for
bidden. I must report you."
He demanded her name and she an
swered timidly "Eugenie." The attend
ant was struck by the melancholy as
pect of the aged lady and relented,
saying: "That Is not a name. However.
never mind this time, but do not do It
CLOUDBURST HITS SOUTH
31 Barges Are Sunk and Part of City
RALEIGH, N. C, July 14. Damage
estimated in excess of $100,000 was
caused here late today by a cloud
burst. The rainfall was 3.4 inches in
one hour, the greatest here In 26 years.
Parts of the city were still under
NEW ORLEANS, July 14. Thirty
one coal barges were sunk at Lobdell,
La., by the almost unprecedented rain
fall of today and yesterday. The fleet
and cargo was valued at $150,000.
At Port Allen a precipitation of 9.33
inches of rain In three hours was re
ported M'REYNOLDS IS IN VIEW
If Attorney-General Goes on Bench
Lane May Be Transferred.
WASHINGTON. July 14. Secretary
Lane and Attorney-General McReynolds
are the only members of the Cabinet
under consideration of President Wil
son tonight In selecting an Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court to suc
ceed the late Horace H. Lurton.
Because of the claims of the South
ern Democrats, the Attorney-General is
regarded by many close to the Presi
dent as a likely choice.
If Mr. McReynolds is picked it Is be
lieved that Secretary Lane would be
asked to become head of the Depart
ment of Justice.
FATHER SAVES BOY'S LIFE
C. Williamson's 7-Year-Old Is Near
ly Drowned in Deer Creek.
ROSEBURG. Or., July 14. (Special.)
One hour after Mr. and Mrs. C. Wil
liamson, of Portland, established their
Summer camp at Deer Creek, their 7-year-old
son fell into the stream and
was nearly drowned.
He sank quickly to the bottom. Mr..
Williamson dived into the creek and.
after strenuous work. found and
brought the boy to the bank. The
child was apparently dead, but within
one-half hour the efforts of two physi
cians resuscitated him.
AUTO DODOES FALLING POLE
Lightning Strikes Near Tenlno but
Machine Occupants Escape.
CENTRALIA. Wash- July 14. (Spe
cial.) Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Coffin, Cen
tralia autoists. narrowly escaped seri
ous injury Sunday near Tenino when
a telephone pole was struck by light
ning and in falling missed their ma
chine by inches.
Mr. Coffin steered to the outside of
the road when he saw he could not
stop, and theitangle of wires and cross
arms just grazed the car.
FRIENDS TO MEET KERMIT
Colonel Busy Planning Reception or
Son and His Bride.
OYSTER BAY, N. Y., July 14. Colo
nel Roosevelt spent several house today
arranging for a reception for his son
Kermit and bride, who are expected
here in a day or two. Old friends
among the villager - will be bidden to
meet the young couple.
The Colonel will 'pay his weekly
visit to Progressive headquarters in
Naje york tomorrow.
IS SOUGHT ON
Death of Companion Is
Laid to Woman.
EXHUMED BODY GIVES CLEW
Poison, Not Burns, Declared
Real Cause of Demise.
POSSE SURROUNDS HOME
Life Insurance Policies Held to
Have Furnished Motive Woman
Said to Have Gone on Tour
in Her Automobile.
RENO. Nev., July 14. After receiv
ing the report of experts concerning
the body of Mrs. Katherine Bluett, who
died in Auburn. Cal., January 14, and
was buried here two days later, the
District Attorney here was advised to
day by District Attorney Clark, of
Placer County, California. that war
rants had been issued for the arrest
of Miss E. J. Rlnehart, of San Jose,
Mrs. Bluett was said to have died
from burns caused by an overturned
oil stove, but the body showed only
superficial burns on the limbs. The ex
perts, including Dr. David Stafford, of
San Francisco, are working on the
theory the woman was poisoned.
Life Heavily Insured.
An investigation was conducted here
yesterday by the District Attorney of
Placer County, who ordered the body
exhumed. District Attorney Moore here
said today that Mrs. Bluett carried
heavy insurance and that Miss Rlnehart
was made the beneficiary shortly be
AUBURN, Cal., July 14. The charge
against Miss Rlnehart Is murder, ac
cording to Sheriff McCauley. He said
tonight that Miss Rinehart was not a
foster daughter ofMrs. Bluett, as re
ported, but that they were both trained
nurses and partners in a small private
hospital here. Miss Rinehart was in
Auburn for only two months, and she
left soon after the death of Mrs. Bluett.
District Attorney Clark and a Deputy
Sheriff left for San Francisco tonight
looking for Miss Rinehart.
Women Working Together.
Mrs. Bluett and Miss Rinehart came
here together from Sacramento, and
were the only regular nurses employed
at the hospital, which was run by an
other woman. Mrs. Bluett was clean
ing some clothes in the dlsinfecting
room at the time she received the burns
which at first were supposed to have
caused her death.
Mrs. Bluett was insured for $10,000
in a New York life insurance company
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 78
degrees; minimum, 5S degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; westerly winds.
Senator Lane would reward informer with
percentage of fines in trust cases. Page J
Washington momentarily expects Huerta's
flight. Page 1.
Rivers and harbors bill little "pork," says
Chief Engineer. Page 3.
Trust programme is snagged in Senate.
Jones' appointment to bank board brings
outer debate in congress. rage -.
Architect predicts bungalow on top of sky
scraper. Page 1.
Elks' 1DI3 convention goes to Los Angeles.
Nurse sought on charge of murdering com
panion. Page 1.
Big railway strike depends on managers.
Two women now sought in New York murder
mystery. Page 4.
Coast Leagut results: Portland 7. Los Ange
les 2; Oakland 4, Sacramento S. No game
Venice-San Francisco, non-arrival. Page o.
Northwestern League results; Portland 4.
Tacuma 1; Spokane 3, Seattle 1; Van
couver y, Victoria 0. Page 7.
Judge McCredle says Portland will be in
Northwestern Leaguo in 1915. Page b.
Interest gruws Intense in State tenuis play.
Interpretation of late book delights Chau
tauqua crowds. Page 5.
Thousands in Vancouver celebrate valida
tion of interstate bridge bends. Page 1.
Camp at Gearhart immense military uni
versity under canvas. Page u.
Hood River votes on $73,000 highway bond
issue today. Page 0.
-U0 druggists meet at Newport in annual
state convention. Page b.
Verdict Is "guilty" in Friars' Club case.
Commercial and Marine.
Wool supply in Eastern Oregon is ex
hausted, page lu. i
Lower export bids reduce wheat prices at
Chicago. Page 1U.
Bear drives fail to shake firm undertone
of Wail Street markeu Page lu.
Georglana temporarily laid off with slight
injury. Pace 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Charles B. Moores answers criticism of Cap
tain Macgenu by Bull Moose. Page IS.
Sllverton greets Fresh-air special. Page IS.
Mayor to head Portland delegation to Seattle
Potlatch. Page 11.
Land grunt probe turns from Defendant
Minard to Logan, page 1.
Mayor answers film exhibitors and says legal
censorship is needed. Page u.
Weather report, forecast and data. Page 10.
Festival will have balance as pledges are
paid. page 15.
C. L. Smith. O.-W. R. & N. expert, finds
storm damage exaggerated, page 14.
Commissioner Lightner replies to his critics.
Actual construction work on Columbia
bridge to be rushed. Page 14.
Ruling administration of Portland Concrete
Pile Company gains upper hand In clash
at adjourned annual meeting. Page 4.
6-STORY BUILDING TO RISE
San Francisco Company to Build on
$05, 0-00 Sixth-Street Site.
S. Morton Ct ' .'. ' ' ' "I'1 to the est
End Realty Company, of San Fran
cisco, the two-story brick building lo
cated at 64-66 Sixth street, between
Oak and Pine streets, for a considera
tion of $95,000. The property has a
frontage of 50 feet and is 80 feet deep.
It was announced last night that the
purchasers would improve the prop
erty with a six-story building.
A. C. Blumenthal. manager of A. J.
Rich & Co., negotiated the sale.
"Dry" Election Ordered.
RICHMOND, Va., July 14. An order
for an election on the question of
state-wide prohibition1 in September
was issued by Governor Stuart today.
A petition asking the election was
signed by 69,936 voters
REBELS PREPARE TO
ADVANCE ON CAPITAL
VILLA READY WITH 1 5,000 MEN
Diplomats Seeking to Bring
Change Without Bloodshed.
BRYAN POLICY ASSAILED
Mondell of Wyoming, in House, Says
Administration Has Receded Ab
jectly From Demand for
Salute and Apology.
MEXICO CITY. July 14. At M
o'clock tonight the family of President
Hnerta and other relatives and close
frlenda left the capital for Vers Crna
npoard a apeclnl train. The train was
composed of three elecpers and a bag
gage car. Running ahead of It were
two military tralna carrying 800 men.
Following rame another military train
with 500 troops aboard.
The family of General Blanquet, Min
ister of War, alao left on the apeclal.
It la believed that President Huerta,
General Blanquet and other high of
ficial. will leave the capital tomorrow
The party boarded the train at Villa
de Guadalupe, a railroad station about
five miles from Mexico City. Only a
few persons were, aware of their de
WASHINGTON, July 14. Although
the resignation of General Huerta is
confidently expected by the State De
partment and Washington diplomats to
be presented at any moment, the con
stitutionalists, unaffected by the news,
are pressing hard their military cam
paign on Meico City.
Official dispatches revealed that Gen
eral Villa, with 15,000 men, was ready
fpr a rapid advance on the Mexican
capital and that General Obregon's
forces at Guadalajara were prepared to
sweep onward within a few days.
Dlplemata Would 1'rnrnt Fighting.
Diplomats are working hard to pre
vent fighting in the capital and still
hope that the transfer of power to the
constitutionalists may be effected
without further bloodshed. General
Huerta's resignation, it is realized,
would not Immediately compose the
situation, but it would make possible
parleys with the constitutionalists
through which a change of government
could be accomplished peacefully.
The numerous official advices saying
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ABSEXCE OF MEMBERS CON
TRIBUTES TO DELAY.
Some Oppose Passing One BUI Be
fore Knowing What Those Still
to Come Will Contain.
V,-ASH INGTON. July 14 The Admin
Istration antl-truat programme has
Btruck some more snags.
Absenteeism Is one of the causes of
delay, differences between Democrats
as to Important points both In the Clay
ton bill, pending before the Judiciary
committee, and the measure to regu
late securities of common carriers be
fore the Interstate commerce commit
tee is another, and a desire on the part
of many Senators to have all the pend
ing bills consolidated into one measure
is a third cause.
Many Senators are declining to par
ticlpate in discussion of the interstate
trade commission bill, which is already
before them, because they are not
aware of the provisions of the other
measures. When asked how soon the
securities bill would be ready. Senator
Newlands, chairman of the Interstate
commerce committee, said It would be
perfected at the next meeting of the
committee. He was unable to specify
the day of the meeting on account of
the absence of several members of the
committee. That the committee is far
from an agreement on the bill was ad
mitted by one of the members.
The Judiciary committee met today
and endeavored to perfect the Clayton
bill. Some changes already announced
are again under consideration.
2 AUTO THEFTS CHARGED
Ralph X. Jones Brought to Portluiid
After Mc.Minnville All ft.
Charged with the theft of two auto
mobiles, Ralph N. Jones. 21 years old,
of Lents, was arrested at Mc.Minnville
yesterday by Sheriff Henderson. The
machines belonged to Dr. C. H. Robert
son, of Salem, and Leigh Martin. 76
Schuyler street, Portland. Deputy
Sheriff Beckman brought Jones to the
Portland County Jail last night.
Beckman says the Robertson car was
stolen June 24. Jones, according to the
deputy, drove It to Carlton. Or., where
he sold it to Martin Johnson and A. I
Johnson, for $250. Martin's car was
stolen July 2. Beckman aaya the li
cense number was changed from 1257$
to 2578 and the engine number chiseled
off. Jones implicated a man named 1M
Hall, not yet arrested.
CLUBMAN SHOT FOR DEER
Victim of Hunting Companion's Bul
let Dangerously Wounded.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 14 Mistaken
In the thick underbrush by his bunting
companion, Elmer Cox, Jr., as a deer
tltey had run to cover, A. J. Francis, a
well-known clubman of thla city, waa
shot and dangerously wounded last
Sunday in Madera County. Word of the
accident reached hro today.
Assisted by their hunting guide. Cox
and a fellow hunter succrded In getting
Francis to a hospital 27 miles from
their camp, the trip occupying mure
than SO hours.
SUFFRAGE SCHOOL OPENS
Sessions Are Preliminary to Cam
paign for Ballot In Missouri.
KANSAS C1TT, July 14 The neces
sity of votes for womenund how to get
them were the subjects taken up at the
first session of the Kansas City Suf
frage School, which opened here today.
Thirty-five women were in attend
ance, representing the four suffrage
leagues of the city. Sessions are to be
held three times a week preliminary to
the campaign to bo conducted this
Summer for the suffrage amendment to
be voted on at the Fall election.
OWL SNOOZES RIGHT ON
No Whit of Interest in Trust Bills
Shown by Senate Visitor.
WASHINGTON. July 14. Roosting
high on a ledge on a Senate gallery
corridor today, a screech owl peace
fully snoozed while the Senate was In
session. Through an open door the
strange visitor was In plain view of
The bird showed no Interest In the
anti-trust legislation or the introduc
tion of hills and resolutions, but Just
kept on snoozing.
THREE DEPORTED BY ERROR
Chinese Youths Then Called Back
by Wireless, 600 Mrtles Out.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 14. Deported
by an error of the immigration bureau
here, three Chinese youths were trans
ferred today from the Pacific Mail liner
Manchuria, 600 miles out at sea, to the
steamship Nile, of the same line, home
A wireless message made known the
mistake and by wireless It waa cor
rected. PLUCKED OFFICERS FIGHT
Congress Favors Cause of Captain
Potts; Other Bills on Way.
WASHINGTON. July 14. Bills to re
instate Captain Templin A. Potts, re
cently "plucked" with other naval of
ficers, now are before both Houses of
Congress, with favorable recommenda
tions. Tha House bill was reported
Bills for other officers more recently
"plucked." among them Captain John
H, Gibbons, are being Prepared.
Issue's Validation Is
Signal of Outburst.
WHISTLES SHRIEK TIDINGS
Vancouver Streets Lined With
FIREWORKS' BAN LIFTED
Automobiles Parade Through City
Streets, While Bands Play and
People Sing Pavement Made
Vast Dancing Floor.
VANCOUVER, Wash., July 14. (Spe
cial.) The expreaalon on the faces of
11.930 Inhabitants or Vancouver, and
of those of the other 20.000 residents
of Clarke County, changed today- from
doubt und Indecision to Joy and hap
piness, when the Oregon Supreme Court
held valid the bonds for the ColumbU
River Interstate bridge.
A monster enthusiastic celebration
took place tonight. In commemoration
of the event, the beginning of a new
era for Vancouver.
Baad l.eada Lung Parade,
The Spanish-American War Veter
ans' BanS. the first of its kind to be
organised In the United Htatea, led an
automobile parade two miles In length.
The parade etarted from the foot of
Main street and marched through the
buslneaa and part of the realdnece eec
tlon, while the band played lively airs
and the people sang popular aongs.
Sixth street, between Main and Wash
ington atreeta, waa washed with a
flood of water, dried, swept and cov
ered with wax and tranaformed Into
a ballroom, out of doors, and here hun
dreda of couplea danced until raid
night. No step was barred, so the mer
rymakers danced the tango, the max
lxe, turkey trot and many uthera not
Klrewurka Uaa Lifted.
Though fireworks were under the
ban July Fourth and Vancouver cele
brated a perfectly safe and aane In
dependence day. the lid waa lifted to
night, when thu Mayor and police with
drew, ail restrictions and allowed the
crowd to commemorate the decision lu
its own way.
Though the stores have not been al
lowed to sell firecrackers or explosives
of any kind, from soma place where
they have been caihed 100 pounds et
red fire, bombs, crackers, torpedo.
dynamite caps and every form of noise-
aker were brought into the atreels
nkltlra Shriek Oat RHM
The building of the bridge le a
dream of $0 years, since the city waa
first founded, and the event will be
properly ctlebrated at the Columbia
River lnteratate Fair, this Fall, Sep
The whistles of the eawmllla, brew
ery and laundrlea and even locomo
tives on tho tracks were blown soon
after the newa waa received, and tha
volunteer firemen of the city, think
ing that a great conflagration had
broken out. rushed Into the streets ex
pecting the flre-flghtlng apparatus to
leave the department huadquartera, but
it did not. The whistles blew for near
ly half an hour In the morning, and
all blew fur a long time at ;3u o'clook
tonight, when tha parade started up
Ceemtry Thlnka Tawn Baraa.
There were speeches In front of the
Vancouver Commercial Club, and lot
pounds of red tire was burned during
the evening, making a spectacular
glare that spread the report In the
country that the city was on fire and
many telephone call:, were received
from points IS miles away.
A greater celebration, with a eet
programme, will be held later, when
two or three big beeves will be bar
becued In the city park. The cele
bration was of tho spontaneous vari
ety, ahowlng how much hope has been
set upon the building of the bridge
by the residents and taxpayers of
HIGHER COURT GIVES It I'M Mi
Justice Moore Sustains Judge Ice
ton's Demurrer Decision.
SALEM. Or.. July 14. (Special.) In
an opinion today by Justice Moore, the
Supreme Court held that the $1.!0,000
bond Issue of Multnomah County for
building an approach to a bridge across
the Columbia River to Vancouver.
Wash., le valid. T. N. Utoppenbach, a
taxpayer of the county, sued to enjoin
the Issuance of the bonds, which, had
been voted by the people. The Circuit
Court sustained a demurrer to the com
plaint on the ground that It did not
state facta sufficient to authorise equit
able intervention. The Supreme Court
upholds that decision.
The plaintiff alleged that the act
providing for the election was unconsti
tutional, but Circuit Judge Cleeton held
to the contrary. Agreeing with Judge
Cleeton. Justloe Moore said:
"It Is Insisted that the Issuance of
bonds in the proposed sum will create
a liability against and Impose a debt
upon Multnomah County In axcaas of
$6000. and hence the statute la
question is violative of section 10, arti
cle 11 of the constitution of Oregon,
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