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THE MORNING OREGOXIAN, . TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1914.
Moral Aid of President Lacking
and New York Candidates
Snowed . Under.
LANDSLIDE WITHIN PARTY.
AlcAdoo's Men in Empire State Race
Make Such Poor Run That Lead
ers Show Hostility for Sec
OREGDKIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Oct. 5. The overwhelming de
feat of the Administration candidates
for the Democratic Gubernatorial and
Senatorial nominations In the New
York primary has given grave concern
to Democratic Senators and Represen
tees who have been looking to the
President and the Administration to
pull them through at the coming No
In New York State, at least, candi
dates were, not aided by having the
moral support of the President and his
Administration, but, on the contrary.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy Frank
lin D. Roosevelt and John A. Hennes
sey, respective candidates for nomina
tion for Senator and for Governor, both
backed by the National Administra
tion, were snowed under, and candi
dates acceptable to Tammany were
1 was true In New York, as it Is true
In other states, that the Administra
tion at Washington did not lend its
open support to Roosevelt or to Hen
nessey, but it was noised about New
York State during the campaign that
the Administration preferred these men
to Ambassador Gerard and Governor
Glynn. And notwithstanding the fact
that it was printed repeatedly in the
New York papers, during the course of
the campaign, that the Administration
had given its moral support to Roose
velt and Hennessey, no denial was ever
made from the White House, but the
inference was allowed to go unchal
lenged. Glynn and Gerard Strong.
When the votes were counted, it was
found that Governor Glynn had defeat
ed Hennessey by nearly 100,000 votes,
while Gerard had defeated Roosevelt
by more than 70,000 votes. This was
out of a total Democratio vote cast in
the primaries of approximately 220,000.
The Administration candidates were so
far outclassed that the contest took on
the aspect of a landslide within the
Secretary McAdoo, of the Treasury
Department, son-in-law of the Presi
dent, was responsible largely for put
ting Roosevelt and Hennessey In the
Democratic race, and it was his back
ing, active as it was, which was re
sponsible largely for the fact that
these men were known as the Adminis
nation candidates. In thus dabblini
in the Democratic primary. Secretary
Mi'Adoo aroused a vast amount of has
tility among the Democratic leaders of
the state, for there has been a grow
ing resentment of McAdoo's interfer
ence in New York politics, while he
holds the office of Secretary of the
Of recent months McAdoo has made
himself especially obnoxious to Sena
tor O'Gorman and other active leaders
in the New York Democracy, and es
pecially so by Interfering and attempt
ing to control Federal patronage in
McCombs Flies Protest.
Toward the close of the primary con
test William F. McCombs. chairman of
the Democratic National Committee.
and the man who managed the Wilson
Presidential campaign two years aco
came to Washington to protest against
tne Administration throwing its moral
if not its open support to Roosevelt
On that. McCombs took issue with
McAdoo, and talked plainly to the
President, predicting that the men.
backed by McAdoo, would be defeated
overwhelmingly at the primary elec
tion. Anticipating that result. Mc
Combs did not want it to go forth that
tne Administration was backing men
who were foredoomed to defeat; more
over, he did not like the Idea of the
National Administration taking a hand
In the primary contest in New York
Even after McCombs had seen i
President, no denial was sent out from
the White House of the story that the
Administration was backing Roosevelt
and Hennessey, and right up to the day
of the voting the idea was prevalent
in the state that these men were the
favorites with the Administration at
Washington. Indeed, it was asserted by
-campaigners supporttng these two can
didates that they had the backing of
the Administration, and that claim was
never disputed until after the votes
had been counted and the result made
WILSON PREPAR1XG LETTER
President vm Praise Work of Dem
ocrats in Lower House.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 6. President
Wilson began work today on a letter
he will send to Majority Leader Under
wood of the House, indorsing for re
election Democratic members of the
Mouse and praising their work during
me present congress.
1 he President plans to make the
letter one of his chief campaign
documents and will tell of the achieve
ments of the i Democratic majority of
me nuuK in supporting tne Ad mints
STATE CHAIRMAN'SniP REFUSED
William McCombs Declines to Be
Considered in New York.
NEW YORK, Oct. 5 William F. Mc
Combs. chairman of the Dumniratii'
National Committee, definitely declined
today to have his name considered as
Democratic state chairman by the state
committee, wnicn is to meet in Albany
tomorrow. His work in the demrrei.
ional campaign this Fall, he said, so
curtailed his time that , he could not
uuvue nimseii to tne state election.
He expressed the opinion that Gov
ernor Glynn would succeed himself.
NAMELESS SHIP DETAINED
Vessel at San Francisco, Without
Papers, Seeks Flag to Sail Under.
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct 5. A ship
xjiuuMi a name, witnout a country
with a full cargo, but without clear
ance papers, swung idle at her snr-hnr
In San Francisco Bay today, while her
master and crew fretted to learn what
flag they are under and when they can
The vessel is (or was) the Alexan
dria. formerly of the Kosmos line. Re
cently she was reported sold to the
northern Southern .. Navigation
Company, a newly-organized corpora
tion. The new owners applied to
Washington for " permission to register
their purchase as the Sacramento,
under the American flag.
That was ten days ago, and, permis
sion failing to forthcome. a second ap
plication was lodged With the Collector-of
the Port for leave to clear for
Valparaiso under the German flag and
the old name.
In the meantime, Rear-Admiral Pond,
for the preservation of neutrality, has
placed an 'off icer -from the United
StateB cruiser New Orleans on board.
WASHINGTON, "oct. 6. The steam
ship Alexandria, formerly German
owned, but now a ship without a
country and detained by United States
authorities at San Francisco, probably
will not be relieved from her present
predicament for several days, in the
opinion of the officials of the navigation-
bureau. It was said tonight the
perplexing questions . of the -vessel's
ownership must - be solved before she
could be granted American registry or
permitted to. sail under the German
flag. - It is probable clearance under
the German flag win be denied until
this Government is satisfied that its
neutrality will not be violated by the
Alexandria's contemplated voyage.
The steamer Lorenzo, captured by
British cruisers and held for a prize
court ruling because of allegations that
she had supplied coal and provisions
to the German cruiser Karlsruhe, is
the only American registered steamer
coming within the scope of such an
investigation so far as officials here
are aware. No reports have been re
ceived of the failure of other steamers
to arrive at their destinations.
BRIDE'S DEATH RELATED
Brother at Inquest Says Mrs. Pusey
. Victim of Mental Disorder.
OREGON CITY, Or.. Oct. 5. (Spe
cial.) Coroner W. J. Wilson this morn
ing held an inquest over the body of
Mrs. Gertrude C Pusey, Henry Puseys
bride of four months, who committed
suicide last Thursday, and the verdict
of the jury was "drowning with sui
cidal intent." The inquest was delayed
by Coroner Wilson for the arrival of
Mrs. Pusey'a brother, Hiram C. Connell,
from Santa Anna, Cal. The body was
shipped to California this afternoon for
The most sensational develooment of
the inquest was the fact that Mrs.
Pusey had threatened suicide before in
California before her marriage last June.
and had been persuaded to change her
mind by her brother. Mr. Connell tes
tified that he had found his sister with
a bottle of acid which she prepared to
take, and he had saved her only by ap
pealing to her honor for the family.
According to the testimony, such per
iods of mental disorder were frequent.
ASIATIC'S DEATH SUICIDAL
Seattle Coroner Holds That Ching
Gow, of Portland, Hanged Self.
SEATTLE "Oct. 5. Ching Gow. the
Portland Chinese gambler who was
accused of murdering Lum Kong, prin
cipal witness for, the Government in
the case against Interpreter Frank
Tape, committed suicide according to a
report made by Coroner Mason today
after an examination of the body.
Ching's body was found hanging from
a doorway In a hotel room in the Ori
ental quarter yesterday and Federal
detectives put lorth a theory that
Ching had been killed by enemies and
that his body was strung up to giv
tne appearance of suicide.
A reward of $500 for the arrest of
Ching had been offered and his cap
ture was imminent, this fact being suf
ficient motive for suicide, according to
Interpreter Tape is accused of
smuggling Chinese by the issuance of
CITY LIGHT PLANT VOTED
Cathlamet Issues $4200 In Bonds
to Build Own Generator.
CATHLAMET, Wash., Oct. 6. (Spe
cial.) A warrant Issue of $4200 was
voted here Saturday for the purpose
of Installing a municipal electric
There were 98 votes for and 24
against the issue. It is proposed to
furnish the light to private families at
the flat rate of $1.50 per month.
Meters will be used by business houses.
Four years ago the city put in its
own water system at a cost of $6500.
This amount has already been paid
and the system now yields a revenue
of $100. a month.
ONTARIO ; HAS TAX FIGHT
Editors and Merchants Called to
Show Cause for Low Assessment.
ONTARIO. Or.. Oct. 6. (Special.)
Proprietors of the two newspapers and
the two leading mercantile companies
of-Ontario were summoned before the
Board of Equalization at Vale today
to show cause why their tax assess
ments should not be raised.
This action was taken at the instance
of the Vale Enterprise, and is accepted
as an incident of the county seat light
Institute Date Announced.
CENTRALIA. Wash., Oct. S (Spe
cial.) The annual Lewis County
teachers' Institute will be . held in
Centralia -the week of October 36, ac
cording to the announcement yester
day of M. L. Carrier, County Superin
tendent. The evening of October 2S
the teachers will leave for Tacoma,
where for two days they will attend
the Washington Educational Associa
Loser to Introduce Opponent.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Oct. 5. (Spe
cial.) Charles Drury, of Tacoma, can
didate on the Democratic ticket for
Representative in Congress from this
district, is scheduled to deliver an
address on politics in the Comet thea
ter building, Wednesday evening. A
unique feature of the situation will be
that Dr. W. E. Cass, who was defeated
by Mr. Drury, will preside at the meet
Vacouver to Hear Sirs. Armor.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Oct. 5. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Mary Harris Armor, of
Georgia, will deliver an address at the
First Presbyterian Church, Tuesday
evening, October 6, at o clock. Mrs.
Armor will speak on prohibition under
the auspices of the local organization
of the Woman's Christian Temperance
Wahkiakum Fair Opens Tomorrow.
CATHLAMET, Wash., Oct 6. (Spe
cial.) The Wahkiakum County Fair
will be held at Skamokawa, October 7,
8 and 9. Liberal prizes have been of
fered in all departments. One of the
leading features will be a milk cow
contest under the supervision of George
A. Nelson, county agriculturist.
W inlock Starts on Hall.
CENTRALIA. .Wash.. Oct. 5 (Spe
cial.) Work of excavating for the
new Town Hall at Wtnlock lias been
completed and yesterday construction
work was started by Jenkins & Mauer,
The new hall will be two stories in
height. The structure will be J4 by
as leet in size ana prick, veneered,
LAND SUIT FALLS
Case Involving 105,120 Acres
in Oregon Collapses.
LITIGATION DURATION LONG
Action Filed by 11S Plaintiffs to
Dispossess Southern Oregon Land "
Company Lost, as Claims
' Held Groundless.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5. A suit
filed br 113 plaintiffs seeking to dis
possess the Soutnern Oregon Land
Company of 105.120 acres of Oregon
lands in .the C.oos Bay-Roseburg
region collapsed today when the
United States District Court of Ap
peals oecided that the claims of the
plaintiffs were groundless. Another
suit to recover the same lands is now
before the United States District Court
of Oregon with the Federal Govern
ment prosecuting claims of ownership.
The immense tract which has been
the subject of litigation for several
years was granted to the State of Ore
gon In 18S9 by a special act of Con
gress in consideration of the construc
tion of a military road from Coos
Bay to Roseburg. The state trans
ferred its rights later to the Coos Bay
Wagon Road Company, which built the
road. Various Interests afterwards
acquired the acreage, among them Col
lis P. Huntington, Senator Stanford,
Charles Crocker and Boston financiers.
The plaintiffs In the suit decided to
day asserted their claims to 160-acre
parcels of the. land upon a provision in
the original Congressional grant which
stipulated that the land was to be
sold upon earned acquisition In quarter
sections at $2.50' an acre. The land
was conveyed to the wagon road com
pany in parcels as the completion of
the road progressed. .
The court held that the plaintiffs
had no interests in the land as prior
occupants, never having been upon
the land. The court declined In its
decision to rule upon the question of
whether or not the Southern Oregon
Land Company is the rightful owner.
leaving the decision to the District
Court of Oregon, 'before which the
Government suit to annul title is
SHOT AT ROW UPHELD
CITY COUNCIL OF HAINES, OR.,
TELLS DEPUTY TO CLEAN TOWN.
Officials n Meeting In Baker Discuss
Bad Saloon Element and Indorse
Officer's Ue of Gun.
BAKER, Or., Oct 5. (Special.) The
Haines City Council held a meeting in
Baker today as an aftermath of the
shooting affray at Haines Saturday
mgnt when T. v. Davis shot and dan
gerously wounded Max Mohr. a trouble
maker, in a saloon, whom he was at
tempting to arrest and who resisted.
The Councilmen came here to confer
with Frank B. Mitchell., City Attorney
of Haines, and after hearing the testi
mony, gave complete indorsement of
the peace officer and instructed him
to return to Haines to "clean up the
city and put a stop to the rioting in the
The first trouble at Haines was last
Monday night when there were serious
disturbances in the saloons. Again Sat
urday night a certain clique, of which
Mohr is said -to be a member, started
another row in Jesse Toney's saloon
and when Mr. Davis entered and tried
to quiet them he was met with threats.
It ended by his arrest of Mohr and
when Mohr struck him, he shot inflict
ing wounds which may prove fatal.
Others of the same clique are then
alleged to have overpowered Davis, a
former Sheriff of Pasco, who had been
brought to Haines especially to subdue
this disorderly element Then Sidney
Blattner is alleged -to have entered and
to have covered Davis with a revolver
until the arrival of the Sheriff from
Baker. For this Blattner is in jail
charged with assault with a dangerous
weapon. Davis was released at once
and today's action by the Haines Coun
cil is said to have been preliminary to
a general effort to wipe out the dis
orderly element of the city.
Several other prosecutions are al
ready under way, warrents having been
issued. The Haines Council today au
thorlzed an investigation Into last Mon
day nights rioting tnd from this also.
Is said, arrests will result
FINE PRODUCTS ARE SHOWN
KidgeTield Apples Resemble Pump'
kins, and Corn Is Prolific.
RIDGE FIELD, Wash.. Oct. 5. (Spe
cial.) Apples that resemble young
pumpkins In size are on exhibition here.
They are of the Wolf River variety and
were grown by the Misses Mary and
Ida Heitman on their farm in the east
part of town on the Vancouver road.
Other big products of the soil here
were two stalks of corn grown by local
farmers and high school students. One
of these stalks measured 10 feet 2V4
Inches in height and it bore two large
ears of corn and in order to gather
them it was necessary to employ the
services of a step ladder. The tip of
one of the ears was 8 feet 6 inches in
the air and the other was 7 feet S
Inches from the bottom of the stalk.
Another stalk of corn on exhibition
here was raised by a Ridgefleld school
student and measured 12 feet 8 inches
and, like the other, bore two ears of
corn of good quality.
JEFFERSON HOME OFFERED
Representative Levy Would
House to Nation. '
WASHINGTON, Oct 5 Monticello,
the home of Thomas Jefferson, should
be maintained as "The Virginia home
of the Presidents," in the oplnton of
its owner, Representative Levy, of
New Tork, who notified Secretary Bryan
today that be would consider an offer
of $500,000 for the purchase of the
estate by the Government His com
muntcatlon will be referred to Congress.
"I have always abhorred the thought
of Monticello becoming a mere mu
seum," Mr. Levy's letter to Secretary
Bryan said.' "I have maintained it as
a home the home of Thomas Jefferson
and if I am to part with It I should
like that thought to be retainedx Make
it the home the Virginia home of the
Presidents of the United States and
maintain ft for their occasional occu
pancy and I would be content"
HEINZE SUIT IS ON TRIAL
Edwin Gould Trying to Recover
$1,000,0 00 Owing on Bank Stock
NEW- TORK. Oct 6. Trial began in
the Supreme Court today of the suit
I Tell You I Am G
to Quit Wednesday
If I Can But This Week
Talking Machines Must Go Columbia,
j----H-Br?57T3- -it: " 1
HERE IS THE LAST CALL! I paid Dr. Brown this week's rent. No more.
to sell every piano for $25 each or less. I am going to start selling pianos
There Are $850 Player Pianos
for Only $1SS
Of Course Used, But You Could Hardly Tell It,
Many Others New Ones
$700 to $850 Values, $287, $387, $437
Upright and Grand Pianos Equally Low
$250 New Upright Pianos, $97.20
But Remember This
Is the Last Call '7
brought by Edwin Gould against F.
Augustus Helnze to recover the pro
ceeds of promissory notes aggregating
$1,000,000 and interest, alleged to have
been given by Heinze- to Gould in
payment of stock of the Mercantile
National Bank of which Helnze sub
sequently became president.
Alton B. Parker, attorney for
Gould, said in his address to the jury
that he would show that Hetnre. after
having obtained control of the Mer
cantile Bank by giving bis promissory
notes for . the stock at $325 a chare,
did not decide that he bad been de
frauded until after the stock went
down to $110 as the result of the
panic of 1907.
Diamond TWef, Reveler, Sentenced.
SAU FRANCISCO, Oct.. S. Joseph
?s jjesmao. who lied
Edison, Victor, Also Many Records
'Bus Must Haul Every Piano to
Home This Week, by Wednesday
Uomorrowj iNignt, it rossiDie. oaie Closes
This Week. Remember I have Paid My Last Rent. "No
More. I Quit if I take $25 per Piano.
1.2 for $
All Others Equally Low
Grand pianos now for less than the
same quality uprights would cost at
any other time; $700 values now S37,
1800 values now $446 and $950 values
now $518. all old reliable established
makes. Also many other pianos not
listed here, and I want to say to you
right now that you can secure almost
any make of piano you desire.
34o, 3to, $3 ana $.u tor new pianos wprtn
All others equally low.
Pianos and tsaby
to Santa Cruz last June In an automo
bile after a night of gayety with a
satchel full of diamonds belonging to
the Samuels Jewelry Company, his em
ployers, was sentenced today by Judge
Dunne in the Superior Court to five
years in San Quentin.
Wilson May Make Peace Now.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5. That Presi
dent Wilson is about to make peace
with Henry Watterson, editor of the
Louisville Courier-Journal,, as well as
with George W. Harvey, editor of the
North American Review, whom he saw
at the White House yesterday, was
suggested today when the President
told callers he hoped to see Mr. Wat
terson at the Executive Mansion. He
added that no arrangements for such
a meeting had been made.
CZ Cl iFS. JilLa
M stock i
Some of the Pianos in This Sale :
Chickering, Knaoe, Behrung, Wegman, Les
ter, Steinway, Stock, Weber, Emerson, Schu
mann, Weber Pianolas, Steck Pianolas, Vose
& Sons, Briggs, Estey, Ludwig, Eobart M.
Cable. Hallet & Davis
In fact, you will find almost any make, either In
an upright, player or Urand Piano.
Many or the highest
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New. $1000 Grand Pianos,
Choice of Chickering or
Knabe, $587; or $1000
for Both of Them
Agent and Creditors' Representative
338 Morrison btreet
Open Evenings Until 9 o'clock
MONEY, LONG DUE, S ASKED
Estate of JohnH. BAch Files Suit
for $640,0 00 and Back Interest.
NEW TORK. Oct. 5. As administra
trix or. the estate of John H. Beach,
who died more than , 75 years ago,
Edyth I. Magee filed suit in the Su
preme Court against Calvin B. Beach,
Elizabeth Teneyck Beach and Emily
Beach Condon, trustees of the estate
of E. Kellogg Beach, who died in Chi
cago in 1897. The suit is for $40.008
and interest for more than 24 years,
bringing the total amount sought up
to more than $1,800,000 less certain
credits. The suit was transferred here
today for . trial from Cayuga County.
It Is charged that E. Kellogg Beach
I simply won't quit
with a Piano on
hand. The Court
ordered this Sale to
Me to get Money
for Creditors, and,
believe me, I am
Cutting Prices? I
should say so. The
holler because I am
Selling Their Very
Same Pianos at
Half; Some Pianos
Less Than Half; a
Few More. We have
been asking $2S7
for a $600 Steinway.
Now What Will
What will you give?
Some particular values we have left
to offer at whatever they will brins:
$950 Weber Pianola Piano $527. This
is the finest and best ever made by the
Aeolian Company; also a $1500 combi
nation of Lester Grand-Pianola. $666;
$500 Combination Burmeister-Flanola.
$218; $600 or $700 Kingsbury Player
Piano, 88-note, now $335.
Even if I am obliged
at anything they will
on any marKet ou to
- grade Pianos, Player
Under Authority of
Order of the Court
appropriated amounts of $240,000 and
$400,000 realized on the sale in 1390 of
two parcels of real estate in Cook
County, Illinois, which had been con
veyed to him in trust, although nom
inally oonveyea to him as the youngest
son of John H. Beach. No accounting
has ever been made, the suit alleges,
by E. Kellogg Beach or his heirs.
Streets Bear Leaders' Names.
MONTREAL. Oct. 6. Many of th'
streets of this city have been renamed
after-cities and military leaders. Mon
treal now has streets named Antwerp
Liege, Namur, French, Joffre and Pau
It has an avenue named Poincare.