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TIFE UrOTlXTXQ OREGONIATT, WEDXESDAT, SEPTEMBER SO, ' 1914.
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Leaders Now Considering Pro
posal to Leave October 10,
Return November 11.
SHIP BILL TO COME FIRST
Programme Turns on Whether Sena
tors Are "Willing to Enter Into
Compact President In
sists on Action.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29. An Admin
Istratlon-approved movement for three
day recesses of the House beginning
next week, an adjournment of Congress
If possible by October 10 and a reas
sembling of Congress In special session
on November 11, under call of Presl
dent Wilson, to consider specifically
the ship purchase bill, was undertaken
today by Democratic leaders at the
Capitol. All day there were confer
ences between the leaders and the ranlc
and file of their party in both houses
and the results tonight gave hope for
an agreement along this line tomorrow.
The President has told Senators and
Representatives .repeatedly that the
war revenue tax bill, already passed
by the House, and the Clayton anti
trust bill should be enacted into law
before adjournment. The Clayton bill
is In the form of a conference report,
which Is being filibustered against in
the Senate, but which will not occasion
much trouble when brought up in the
House Leader Optimistic.
The third measure which the Presi
dent urged was the river and harbor
bill, which passed the House tonight
and is ready for his approval.
Democratic leaders in the House be
lleve the situation is well In hand there
and Democratic Leader Kern will make
known tomorrow the disposition of the
Senate toward entering into a pact for
considering the shipping bill at a spe
cific time after the elections.
The bill contemplates the formation
cf & private corporation, with at least
El per cent of the stock to be owned
by the Government, to purchase, build
and operate vessels to meet the de
mands of commerce growing out of
the European war, with particular ref
erence to South America.
President Is Insistent.
The President has indicated to party
associates at the Capitol that any re
cess or adjournment plan should be
predicated on an agreement to consider
the ship bill either in November, fol
lowing the elections, or at the outset
of the regular short session of Con
gress In December.
Majority Leader Underwood let it be
known today that he probably would
be able to propose to the Republican
minority some adjournment or recess
Many of the members have been
chafing at the protracted session, com
plaining that they are l?eld here while
their opponents are working hard at
The present plan includes a proposal
of the leaders to abrogate during the
recesses the enforcement of the law
respecting docking salaries of members
away except for illness.
as she had made regarding the aliena
tion of the affections of her husband
by his parents.
Other opinions today were as follows:
H. L. Frank versus A. C. Woodcock,
appellant, appealed from Lane County;
William D. Richards versus A. W.
Mohr and others, appellants, appealed
from Wasco County; suit to compel ac-
eptanie of taxes on real property; re
Helen Blssett versus Portland Rail
way, Light & Power Company, appel
lant, appealed from Multnomah County;
damages, personal injuries; affirmed.
J. B. Reed, appellant, versus C. K.
Brandenburg and others, appealed from
Klamath County; action to enjoin de
fendants from disposing of certain prop
erty; reversed and new trial ordered.
Vlnnie A. Vincent and others versus
First National Bank of Newberg, ap
pellant, appealed from Yamhill County;
motion to dismiss appeal denied.
William Iseilson versus Title Guar
anty & Surety Company, appellant, ap
pealed from Multnomah County; action
to recover surety bond; reversed.
Sidney Norman versus Robert H. Ellis
and others, appellants, appealed from
Multnomah County; suit for broker's
William Shultz and others versus J.
Hertsler, appellant, appealed from
Marion County; sui to foreclose log
ger's lien; affirmed.
ROAD GATEWAYS ARE OPEN
Closing Tariffs on Ogden-Salt Lake
Line Are Suspended.
W. C. McBride, general agent for the
Denver & Rio Grande and other Gould
railroads, received telegraphic advice
yesterday that the Interstate Commerce
Commission has suspended the tariffs
recently filed by the Union Pacific and
Oregon Short Line closing the Ogden
and Salt Lake City gateways to passen
ger traffic originating on or destined
to points on the Short Line west of
This means that passengers in the af
fected territory will continue to have
the option of using the Denver & Rio
Grande between Ogden and Denver.
Had the Ogden gateway been allowed
to close it is believed that a similar
tariff would have been filed affecting
the O.-W. R. & N. territory.
It Is probable that the Commission
will make an Investigation before al
lowing the new tariffs to go into ef
feet or before invalidating them en
CANDIDATE IS WELCOME
Baker Republicans to Greet James
With ycombe n' Campaign.
BAKER, Or., Sept. 29. (Special.)
Republicans of Baker are preparing a
big reception for Dr. James W ithy
combe. Republican candidate for Gov
ernor, who will be here tomorrow to
turn loose the big guns In his cam
paign. A big luncheon has been ar
ranged and it is significant of the po
litical situation in Baker County that
several prominent Democrats, still
rankling over the Copperfield situa
tion and Governor West's treatment of
it, are scheduled to attend.
The candidate and several of the lead
ing Republicans of the county will
speak. A short automobile trip to some
of the most populous localities In th
county, where there are strong organ
izations at work for a Republican ma
Jority in Baker County, will be made.
WARSHIP'S COAL TRACED
VESSEL SURPRISED BV BRITISH
CHARTERED BY GOTHAM FIRM.
Second Cargo of Fuel Also Sent Oat by
Company Supplying Ivarlsruhe,
NEW TORK, Sept. 29. It was the
firm of Wessels, Kulenkempff & Com
pany, of New .York, that shipped 3977
tons of coal out of New York on the
American steamer Lorenzo, which was
surprised and captured by a British
cruiser while coaling the German
cruiser Karlsruhe in the West Indies,
it was said by officials at the Custom-
House here today.
The same concern, it was added, also
shipped 2737 tons of coal on the Ber
wind, which arrived at Rio de Janeiro
on September 18, two weeks overdue.
The Berwind cleared for Buenos Ayresj
and the maritime men here are unable
to explain why she remained at sea
so long or why she entered a port other
than the one which she cleared for.
Both vessels are owned by the New
York & Porto Rico Steamship Company
and sailed from New York August 6.
The firm of Wessels, Kulenkampff &
Company is composed of Louis Wessels,
Gustavo B. Kulenkampff, Alexander
von Gontard and Johann Smidt. One
member of the firm denied that it had
shipped coal on either the Lorenzo or
Another member of the firm admitted
that the coal had been shipped, but he
disclaimed all knowledge of whether
the cargo on the Lorenzo was sent to
The Norwegian steamer Thor, which
was captured at the same time as the
Lorenzo, sailed from this port in bal
last for Newport News. If she had i
large quantity of coal aboard it was
" Women Voters to Be Guests.
The Jackson Club will give a recep
tion for the women voters of Mult
nomah County in the green room at
the Commercial Club at 8 o'clock Fri
day night. A musical programme, has
been prepared. F. C. Whitten will pre
side." The Jackson Glub is a Demo
cratic organization with 150 women
among its members. The women have
been appointed a committee to make
arrangements. They 'have invited all
the voters of the county.
DEATH OF 3 1Y BE
LAID TO CHAUFFEUR
Coroner's Jury Devotes Four
Hours to Investigation of
ROSS CUMMINGS IS HELD
Escape of Two From Motor . Is
Baffling One Quits Party
Before Accident Faulty
Steering Gear Blamed.
RESULTS OF Al'TO CRASH.
The Dead. v
W. H. Thurston, a chauffeur, In-N
ternal injuries. Died at 4:15 A. M.
W. E. Hendricks, iron worker,
113 H Russell street, fractured skull.
Died at 2:10 A. M. Tuesday.
Allen Cook, laborer. Internal. Died
at 3:40 A. M. Tuesday.
Frank Donovan, 507 Mississippi
avenue, fractured skull and broken
leg. Unconscious and dying- at a late
hour last night.
Not Seriously Injured.
M. J. Burke, 576 Borthwlck street,
bruised and scratched.
Everett Dixon, C07 Mississippi ave
Ross Cummlngs, driver of the au
tomobile, hand cut and chest bruised.
At the recommendation of the Coro
ner's jury, formal charges of man
slaughter probably will be placed
against Ross Cummings, driver of the
touring car which collided with a
streetcar at Williams avenue and
Wasco street Monday night killing
three men and injuring another critl
cally. An inquest lasting nearly four
hours investigated the tragedy last
Developments late yesterday in
dicated that Lloyd Bird at 170 Stan
ton street, a carpenter, and another
automobile passenger, whose name has
not been ascertained, escaped and were
not even scratched, while three of
thei' comrades, were killed, a fourth
was probably fatally injured, and three
others sustained painful but not
Only Six In Sight.
When the ambulance arrived at the
scene of the collision only six of the
car's passengers were to be found. At
the Inquest Cummlngs said that after
the accident he was dazed and walked
to his room in the Alma Hotel, dressed
his Injuries and went to a restaurant
on Broadway, where he was arrested
and booked on a charge of involuntary
"This charge probably will be sub
stituted by a direct charge of man
slaughter," said Deputy District Attor
Bird said last night that immediately
after the accident he hurried to his
home. The ninth member of the party
also disappeared immediately after the
accident. - Witnesses before the Cor
oner's jury yesterday testified that the
machine was traveling at 30 to SO miles
Cummlngs said that the steering gear
was the direct cause of the collision.
He said that when he attempted to
turn the machine out of the car tracks
the hand-wheel tailed to move the
steering apparatus. Samuel Goldenburg.
owner of the machine, testified that
parts of the steering gear were broken
and had not been repaired.'
Thurston, who also is a chauffeur,
proposed the trip on Monday night
about 10 oclock," said Cummings "and
as the garage would not give me Gol-
denburg's machine without his permis
sion, Thurston telephoned the garage
and said he was Goldenburg and direct
ed the men to give me the machine.
"Thurston suggested a trip to Missis
sippi and Knott streets, where a saloon
was visited. We each had a small
glass of beer and five of Thurston's
friends joined us. We drove a few
blocks, visited two saloons along the
way -and drank two more glasses of
beer. Then we returned to the saloon
at Mississippi and Knott streets, where
M. D. Brown left us. Brown said ne
didn't like- the way we cut corners and
was afraid of getting hurt. -
Beer Is Bought.
"We picked up two more passengers.
who bought a dozen bottles of beer.
None was drunk. We headed for a gas
oline station and intended taking a
trip to the Twelve-Mile House. The
place where the , accident occurred is
on an S curve, but I would not have
had any trouble in swinging the car
off the car tracks if the steering gear
had been all right-
Other witnesses partly corroborated
the testimony of Cummlngs. The
chauffeur declared he was driving at
less than 35 miles an hour. This was
refuted by Thomas W. Boyd, at 667
Montgomery drive. Mr. Boyd declared
the machine passed him at a rate of
nearly 60 miles an hour and that the
Cummlngs machine narrowly missed
wrecking a smaller automobile in which
Boyd was riding. '
That Cummlngs barely escaped death
is indicated by the fact that Hendricks
and Thurston, said to have been occupy
ing front seats beside him, were killed
and that Donovan and Cook, directly be
hind Cummings, were Injured. Cook
died at the hospital.
H. M. Grayson, ,of 909 Halght street,
who sat in the front end of the street
car, received cut about the face from
While Cummings was riding in the
machine just before the accident,
Goldenburg was waiting for the auto
at the garage with a prospective pur
George G. Schaylor, of 154 East Sum
ner street, was the motorman and P.
R. Magedaz, of 203 Stanton street, was
the conductor. Schaylor testified at
the hearing that he saw the automobile
two blocks away and applied the emer
gency brakes, coming nearly to a dead
stop at the time of the crash.
All the injured, with the exception
of Cummings, were - taken to Good
Samaritan Hospital, following the acci
dent, by the Ambulance Service Com
MARK TWAIN'S TAL' DIES
C. H. Higbie, Character in, "'Rougti
lug It," Passes in California.
GREENVILLE, Cal., Sept. 29. Calvin
H. Hlgble, intimate friend of Mark
Twain In Virginia City, Nev., during
the early '60s, died today following an
attack of pneumonia. He had lived
here 20 years following his profession
of civil engineer.
"Roughing It," one of Twain's great
est successes, was dedicated to Calvin
H. Higbie, and a great part of the
work is an account of the experiences
of Higbie and Clemens while "partners
in the liveliest days of one of the
world's greatest mining camps.
Like many of the pioneers of Nevada
and California. Higbie was at one time
wealthy, but lost his money in specula
tion and died penniless. Mr. Hlgble
refused many flattering offers from
newspapers and magazines to write his
reminiscences of Mark Twain.
COLONEL AIDS 'DRYS'
Stand Taken for Prohibition
Amendment in Ohio.
ISSUE FORCED, HE SAYS
Programme of Progressives In Buck
eye State Indorsed Speaker
TTrges Woman Suffrage and
Recall of Decisions.
TOLEDO O.. Sent. 29. Theodore
Roosevelt, in an address here today,
made even more emphatio than in pre
vious speeches the stand, of the Ohio
Progressive party against the liquor
traffic He came out flatly for ma
whole temperance programme of the
"Conditions in Ohio this year axe
such that If I were a citizen of Ohio. I
would vote against the wet amendment
and for the dry amendment," he said.
Colonel Roosevelt referred to the
brewers' amendment to abolish county
option and prohibit the county votes
for prohibition and to tne siatewioe
prohibition amendment submitted by
th. ititijiiiinnn TnffiiA. He charsred
the liquor men with bringing the issue
Issue Forced, Says Speaker.
"The brewers and distillers have
taken the field against woman suf
frage, because they regard the entry of
woman into the rights of citizenship as
a danger to the dominance of liquor
ill politics, which they nave Deen try
ing more and more to establish.
. "I saw this in Michigan, where every
saloon was headquarters for the fight
against woman suffrage.
"In this state. I ask you to remem
ber that the public was forced by the
liquor interests. I have not been one
of those who wanted to bring up the
issue, and I regret that it has been
brought up; but when it is brought up
J am not afraid to face it.
"In this state a counter attack Is
signified by the dry amendment. The
brewers and people subservient to
them made it evident that only one of
two alternatives can be taken.
"Do you want to let the liquor Inter
ests dominate your parties, your pub
lic health and life, and your govern
ment?" Woman Suffrage Advocated.
Of woman suffrage, he said:
"I ask you to give the women the
right to vote, not only as a matter of
right to them, but as a matter of Jus
tice to the men who are striving to do
what is right In public interest."
Speaking of the Judiciary, Colonel
"Give to the people the right to say
whether they approve judge-made laws
the same as they have a right to a say
concerning legislative-made laws, and
you have removed the last objection
to the judiciary."
This store will
In observance of a
Open Thursday Morning
Morrison at Fourth
Hebrew School Elects.
The election of officers for the Port
land Hebrew school was held recently.
The following were chosen for the
term beginning October 15: M. Abrams,
president: F. Rosumy, vice-president;
M. Director, recording secretary; D.
Wildeman, financial secretary, and" H.
Brown, treasurer. The following were
elected to the board of directors: Dr.
George Rubenstein, J. Asher, J. Wool
sack, J. Nudelman, A. Abramson, A.
Jacobs and M. Rosencranz.
VAN WINKLE SPOUSE HIT
WIFE SAYS II. G. STRATTOJi LIKES
TO FISH IN WOODS.
Isaac Banks Finds Mate and Goods
Disappeared. Policeman Ac
cused of Cruelty.
'-That her husband, H. G. Stratton,
is a Rip Van Winkle sort of person,
who spends his time Idling in the
woods, is the plaint of Grace Stratton
in her divorce suit filed yesterday. He
is improvident, she says, and has no
ambition in life, although he comes of
good family and is educated. She
states he lives in a tent in the Cascade
Mountains and spends much time in
fishing and in idleness. This way of
living, she says, has made her sick and
Isaac Banks, in his divorce suit,
charges his wife, Julia, with being far
from easy-going in disposition. He
says she brings up arguments just to
start trouble and annoy him. He says
she sulks and refuses to prepare his
meals, sometimes for days on end.
When he returned home September 9,
he alleges, he found her gone and his
household effects had also disappeared.
Rose E. Wlllett yesterday sued her
policeman husband, Thomas H. Wlllett,
alleging drunkeness and brutality. It
is stated that he beat her and threat
ened to shoot, and on one occasion.
when annoyed at her, he kicked his
own sister. Alimony of $30" per month
is asked and the right to resume her
maiden name, Morgan.
That he stayed out late at night and
would not assist her when she was ill.
feigning to believe she was malinger
ing, are charges 'made against W. P.
Hiatt by Martha Hiatt in her divorce
suit. The custody of a child is asked.
of one-quarter cent a mile in the cost
of railway mileage books will become
effective on October 1. The tariffs
proposing an advance will not be sus
pended by the Interstate Commerce
Commission, but may be investigated,
later while effective.
MR. SMITH WRITES GRANGE
If Named Governor, "Oregon Sys
tem" to Be Fpheld, He Sajw.
Declaring that. If elected Governor,
he will do everything possible to up
hold the "Oregon system" of legisla
tion. Dr. C. J. Smith, Democratic nomi
nee for Governor, has addressed the
following open letter to the executive
committee of the Oregon State Grange:
"I have your recent favor addressed
to me in the form of an open letter
and return my answer herewith in the
"Firmly believing in popular govern
ment, I have in the past given of my
time and means and services, in both
public and private capacity, to estab
lish and maintain the Oregon system.
It has freed the people, and the clock
must never turn back.
"As Governor. I will -uphold the sys
tem and will permit of no tampering
by unfriendly hands. The people's lavs
and the people's will are supreme with
me, and I will veto any bill which seeks
to override them.
"The emergency clause should be
used only guardedly. As you say In
your letter, a hostile Legislature,
working under a "harmony pro
gramme" with the Governor could, by
frequent use of the emergency clause,
virtually destroy the referendum. The
clause could also be used, as has been
ofttimes done in the past, as a cloak
by which legislative extravagance
might be shielded from popular dis
favor. "I will veto any measure carrying
the clause, which is not in truth and in
fact an emergency measure.
"Very truly yours. C. J. SMITH."
Mileage Book Cost to Rise.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 29. Increases
John Eckert, of Clrcleville, o., weighs
73i pmmw. He is 24 yrtTn old.
Victrola VI, $25
BOARD IS SHORT $1458
Governor Finds T. 31. Leabo's Books
Fail to Balance Accounts.
SALEM, Or., Sept. 29. (Special.)
Governor West announced tonight that
an examination of the books of the
State Board of Barber Examiners from
January 1, 1911, to December 13, 1913,
when T. M. Leabo, of Portland, was
secretary-treasurer, showed a shortage
The report of the expert accountant
shows that $9332 was collected and
$7873.56 turned in to the state treasury.
Governor West asked and received Mr.
Leabo's resignation -several months ago.
BURNS CASE REVERSED
Supreme Court , Says Alienation
Charges Not Sustained.
SALEM, Or., Sept 28. (Special.)
Holding that the testimony was in
sufficient and failed to support the
charges, the Supreme Court today. In
an opinion by Justice Burnett, reversed
the decree of the Multnomah County
Circuit Court in favor of the plaintiff
in the case of D. R. McCann, executor
of the estate of Margaret Burns
against H. C. and Mary L. Burns.
While an action filed by her was
pending Margaret Burns died and an
amended complaint was filed by her
executor, making the same allegations
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