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PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 1915.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. LY. NO. 1G,932.
ROBBER DROPS III
Grocer Fells Man Who
Tries to Rob.
WOUNDED MAN'S PAL ESCAPES
Closing-Up Hour Is Set
FRANK RUPERT STUNNED
Jefferson and Eleventh Streets Store
Scene of riot to Rob Money
Taken l"rom Cash Register Re
covered Pursuit Hot.
Pistol shots ran? out in the busy
West Side streets last night, and be
fore the bewildered eyes of the theater
going crowds Oscar Johnson, with a
criminal accord, and Frank Rupert, a
groceryman. engaged in a desperate
Johnson was brought to bay with
. a bullet wound in his leg. A sack of
coins. J33.94 in value, that he had
taken from Rupert's store at Eleventh
and Jefferson streets, was found in
bis pocket at the police station.
Rupert is suffering from a deep gash
In his forehead Inflicted by the robber
striking him with his revolver. He is
not seriously hurt.
Twa Katrr Store Together.
Johnson and a pal entered the Rupert
store at 7:15 o'clock, just as the grocer
was about to close up for the night.
Rupert and Chester Stinnett, a 11-year-old
boy who assists him about the store,
were the only persons In the place.
"We want some clears, " said one of
the men. Then the two began talking
in whispers. Rupert grew suspicious.
He went to his cash register, where he
habitually keeps a revolver.
The men evidently grew suspicious
of Rupert. They stepped toward him
briskly. One of thrm pointed a sun
to Rupert s t-toma.-li.
"Throw up your hands!" he de
Grerrrtnaa la MtiKcrd.
Rupert slowly put up his hands, but
before he had elevated them to a level
with his head he grappled with the
stranger. They scuffled. jOne of them
rapped Rupert over the head. The
croccryman was stunned. The men
then proceeded to tho cash register and
rifled it with ease and deliberation.
F.r tbe time they went out the door
Rupert had sufficiently recovered from
the blow to start in pursuit. lie seized
his revolved and bolted after them.
The men ran west on Jefferson street
to Twelfth. Rupert, in close pursuit,
fired three shots before they turned
the corner at Twelfth and Jefferson
The men hesitated for a moment and
sped north on Twelfth street. The pis
tol shots attracted people from nearby
apartmcnt-hnusea and caused others on
their way to the- theaters to stop in
alarm. Many joined In the chase. At
Twelfth and Main streets the two men
Mudeat Tries Tackle.
One of the pair continued ou Twelfth
street to Salmon, thence to Fourteenth,
where Anthony Iadc, a student, tried
to tackle the fleeing robber, football
style. Just then Rupert took another
shot and the bullet whistled past young
Lane's ear. The lail quickly stepped
into a convenient doorway.
Leo Koochet attempted to stop the
man at Twelfth and Salmon streets,
but with no success. Meanwhile the
crowds kept iolg!ng between the rob-
ber and his relentless pursuer and pre
sented Rupert from firing effectively.
The robber dodged back and forth
through) the streets, evidently trying
to work his way toward Washington
street. At Thirteenth and Alder streets
Rupert emptied his revolver and the
robber turned and fired two shots,
which went wild of their mark. Ru
pert's last shot took effect.
Ex-Pallremaa Urtn Surrender,
At that moment II. A. Foster, an ex-
policeman, came up, revolver in hand,
and demanded the holdup man's sur
render. Tho man threw tip his. hand
and dropped his revolver to the side
walk. Suffering pain from his wound,
be sank to the ground. He was taken
quickly to a drugstore at Thirteenth
and Washington streets.
Ex-Sberiff Stevens and several pa
trolmen took him to Good Samaritan
Hospital. The man refused to talk to
the police and would not give his name.
The money that he had taken from Ru
pert's cash register was found in an
' outside coat pocket. It is probable
that the other man also got some of
The man who got away is described
by Rupert as probably 2i years of age.
weighing 155 pounds, dark complex
ioned, . smooth, faced, square Jawed,
wearing dark clothes, soft shirt and
COSTUMES CAUSE BLUSHES
Carter Harrison Objects to Garb of
Women Riding Horseback.
CHICAGO. March 1. Society women
riding horseback on Lake Shore Drive
wear costumes to make the most hard
ened blush. Mayor Harrison said today,
la refusing to permit interference with
the conduct of Saturday night dances
among working girls.
H. J. SCHULDERMAN
PORTLAND IAWVER TO BE COR
(.nveirmr Suvs Change Will Soon
Be Made Under Authority Con
ferred by Moser law.
Henry J. Schulderman, of Portland
l.aa been designated, by Governor
Wlthycombe to succeed Ralph Watson
as Corporation Commissioner. The
appointment will be made in the near
future under authority given the Gov
ernor by the Moser bill, but the change
is not expected to become effective for
Mr. Schulderman is an attorney and
lives at Nineteenth and Glisan streets.
He la 40 years of age. the son of P. H.
Schulderman, of this city, and a native
of Oregon. He was graduated, from
Bishop Scott Academy and from the
law department of the University of
Oregon. He has served several terms
of enlistment In the Oregon National
Before beginning the practice of law
he was for about 11 years manager of
the Merchants' Express & Transporta
tion Company, operating between Port
land and Vancouver, Wash. Later he
was superintendent, under his father,
of the screened mail-wagon service for
the Federal Government, having con
tracts for transporting the mail be
tween the Portland postofflce and the
Mr Schulderman has been a close
friend of Governor Wlthycombe tor
many years and had an active part in
managing his primary campaign last
Mr. Watson is a former Portland
newspaper man and for the nrsi mo
years of Governor West's term was
private secretary to the Governor.
When the "blue sky" law was 'passed
he was appointed Corporation Com
missioner. He has been admitted to
the bar and in anticipation of the
change has arranged to come to Port
land and probably will begin to prac
tice law here.
MARCH ENTERS AS LAMB
Springlike Appearance Bodes Fury
of Lion on Exit Read Signs.
'Ware the Hon on March 31.
That is, if there is any truth in signs,
for March came in yesterday like a
lamb, with a blue and soft-clouded
Spring sky. This is supposed to indi
cate that tho exit of the month will be
as stormy as Its entrance has been
However, the groundhog prediction
fell through this season, and it is pos
sible that the prediction of March going
out like a lion may fall aa well.
Spring will not be here officially until
March 21, but it certainly made an un
official call yesterday, for every school
playground had the unmistakable Spring
playtime appearance, with from half a
dozen to half a hundred boys out with
their mitts and baseballs.
MILK IN NATIONAL TEST
Portland Product to Be Entered In
Contest at San Francisco.
Portland is going to prove its right
to the oft-made assertion that It has
the purest milk supply of any oily in
the United States. Dr. D. W. Mack,
head of the city's milk inspection
bureau, announced yesterday that
Portland milk will be entered In a Na
tional contest at the Panama Pacific
According to Government records
Portland has had the best milk supply
for about a year. In a contest of cities
of the Northwest last Fall first place
was accorded Portland. Competition
will be for certified, pasteurised and
ASSASSIN STRIKES IN VAIN
Envcr Pasha and Talaat Rey Objects
of Unsuccessful Attack.
PARIS. March 1. 5:40 P. M. The
Temps prints a dispatch from Sofia
saying that news has been received
there from Constantinople that an un
successful attempt was made yester
day to assassinate Envcr Pasha. Turk
ish Minister of War, and Talaat Bey,
Turkish Minister of the Interior.
An attempt on the life of Talaat Bey
was reported from Sofia February 26.
He was fired at by a man In tbe street,
but was uninjured.
LIQUOR KEPT FROM CLUBS
Whisky's Best Uses Preserving Dead
and Killing Lire Men, Court Says.
JACKSON, Miss., March 1. The Mis
sissippi Supreme Court today upheld
the May-Mott-Lewis law prohibiting
the keeping of Intoxicants in social
clubs. In its decision the court quoted
"Whisky Is a good thing in its place.
There is nothing like It for preserving
a man when he is dead. If you want
to keep a dead man. put him in whis
ky; if you want to kill a live man, put
whisky in him."
UTAH HOUSE VOTES DRY
Senate Measure Is Amended, How
ever, Affecting Chu relies.
SALT LAKE CITY. Utah. March 1.
The Wooten state-wide prohibition bill
passed the House today by a vote of
40 to 5. It passed the Senate about
two weeks ago.
The Senate bill was amended by the
House to prohibit the manufacture of
wine for sacramental or personal use.
and to make it effective July 1, 1916,
instead of June 1. 1916.
TO ALL TRAFFIC
Allies' Fleets to Stop
All Ships En Route.
BRITAIN'S STAND RETALIATORY
Asquith Cheered as He Gives
England's New Policy.
TERM BLOCKADE NOT USED
Premier In Carefully Prepared
Statement Announces That Com
bined Fleets Will Keep All
Supplies From Germany.
C:iU2AT TRADE CUT OFF.
WASHINGTON. Mar. 1. (Spe
cial.) By the "unlimited block
ade" of their enemies, the allies
hope to cut off their trade with
the world, which prior to tho war
was valued as follows:
Austria-Hungary. Jl, 200, 000,000.
The trade of these countries
with the United States during the
last year of peace was valued at:
LONDON, March 3. If the combined
fleets of Great Britain and France can
prevent it no commodities of any kind
except those now on the seas shall
henceforth, until the conclusion of the
war, reach or leave the shores of Ger
many. This is England's answer to Ger
many's submarine blockade and it :s
to be effective forthwith.
Premier Asquith, reading from a pre
pared statement, made this announce
ment in the House of Commons this
afternoon at a session which will be
historic. Studiously avoiding the terms
'blockade'" and "contraband" for these
words occur nowhere in the prepared
statement the Premier explained that
after this day the allies considered
themselves Justified In attempting,
and would attempt,- to "detain and take
Into port ships carrying good of pre
sumed enemy destination, ownership
Melf Defease rlea Made.
The Premier emphasized, however,
that vessels and cargoes so seized were
not necessarily liable to confiscation
and begged the patience of neutral
countries in the face of a step through
which thcywere likely to suffer. He
added that in making such a step the
allies had done so in self defense.
"We are quite prepared," he went
on, "to submit to tb- arliltraraont of
(Concluded on Piffe
UNCLE SAM I'LL BE HANGED
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
53.S degrees: minimum. 39.0 degrees.
TODAY'S Probably fair; northwest wind.
Premier Asquith declares absolute blockade
of Germany. Page 1.
Germans are keeping pact In Belgium and
permit distribution of relief supplies.
Hoax that Russians had reinforced British
troops in France is laid to Kitchener,
Oreeon rules majestically at Panama-Pacific
Exposition for day. Page 1.
Japanese think little of Chinese boycott.
Page 1. (
Fair by night is insplrer of awe, writes
Anne Shannon Monroe. Page 4.
McCredle, at Fresno, announces Beavers will
get only two meals a day Jn training
season. Page 6.
"Pop"' Dillon has the Angels lined up al
ready. Page 6.
Federal aid Is pledged in biological survey
for Oregon. Page tt.
Frank Stelngrandt, of Foster, walks 43 miles
in race to court. Page 1.
Seattle criticised for extravagant construc
tion of public ducks. Page I.
Commercial and Marine. j
Local wheat holders not alarmed declines
in Eastern market. Page lo.
Chicago wheat slumps on- embargo an
nouncement. Page 15.
Stock values not seriously affected by de
velopments abroad. Pago la.
rorlland and Vicinity.
Y. M. C. A. plans whirlwind close in cam
paign forluOO members. Page 11.
Ninety idle win relief for families by clean
ing uo gulches. Page 11.
Clubmen parade In interest of show to raise
Inarch Trail funds. Page 11.
State convention of Daughters of American
Kevoluttoti opens tomorrow. Page lo.
$25,000 LEFT TO NURSE
Chicago Banker Makes Bequest to
Resident of Roscburg.
ROSBBURG. Or., March l.-T-(Special.)
In appreciation of her kindness and
efficiency while attending members of
his family during illness, W. J. Wilson
a wealthy banker of Chicago, has be-
aucathed $25,000 to Miss Florence
Brooks, a trained nurse of this city
A. telegram announcing that Miss
Brooks was to share the estate was
received here today. During her resi
dence in Chicago in 1910 and 1911 Miss
Brooks twice nursed Mr. Wilson, and
she also attended his wife during her
Miss Brooks, who is employed as a
nurse at Mercy Hospital here, refused
to comment on her legacy further than
to say that she loved her work and
would continue to be a nurse. Miss
Brooks has lived here about two years.
BAN PUT ON ROLLER SKATE
Salciu Ordinance Provides Penalty
for Use in Business District.
SALEM. Or., March 1. (Special.)
The City Council tonight passed an
ordinance prohibiting roller skating on
streets in the business district.
This form of amusement has flour
ished in Salem for the past year. Sev
eral skaters have had narrow escapes
from serious injury. A fine of from $1
to J5 is the penalty for, a violation of
English Author Is Bead.
LONDON". March. 1. Frank T. Bul
len. the English author and lecturer,
died today at Madeira. He was best
known as a writer of sea stories. He
was born in 1857.
IF I CAN SEE ANYTHING TO BE
'C PIIIC ATovivilLES WALKED
Building Is Center of
Vast Human Mass.
THOUSANDS FEAST ON APPLES
Formalities Give Way to Gen
ALL INVITED TO STATE
Robert A. Booth, Representing iov
crnor Wlthycombe, Declares Loy
alty of States to JSach. Other.
Woman Also Is Speaker.
BY ASXE SHANNON MONROE.
OREGON BUILDING, San Francisco,
Mac. L (Special.) Blue skies and
sunshine blessed vOregon's formal
nncnlnr todav at the Panama-Pacific
People began filling the grounds
early and by i o'clock it seemed that a
large proportion of them had neara
about those Oregon apples which were
to be distributed after the dedicatory
services, for the crowd gathered about
the building made a black seething
mass, which no attempt could be made
The speakers' stand was arranged on
the north veranda o the handsome log
building, directly in front of the tall
est flag pole In the world, where Ore-
eon's flag was to be unfurled, ana
overlooking the lovely blue waters of
San Francisco Bay.
Building Amazes Kaalcra Folk.
The elements had done their best,
every flag was waving gaily about the
building and the structure itself al
ready a point of intense interest to
Kastern visitors stood out iir acceler
ate majesty and dignity, its huge col
umns of native trees seeming to re
spond, to the admiration they evoked.
On the speakers' stand were Commis-
ioncrs and hostesses ' from nearly
every building on the grounds, in addi
tion to state, city and lair officials
who were to participate.
Judge Wolverton, of Portland, was
chairman of the day. and Robert A.
Booth, of Eugene, representing Governor
Wittycombe, of Oregon, made the
principal address, followed by D. O.
Lively. There wero addresses from
William B. Lamar, chairman of the
United States Commission; .Jlayor
James Rolph, Jr., of San Francisco, and
Arthur Arlett, on behalf of Governor
Johnson. Mr. Hale, vice-president or
the Panama-Pacific International Ex
position, presented the commemorative
bronze plaque, which is a token of ap
preciation from the Fair officials.
After the Mayors speech the hand
Ct'oncludod on Pace )
EXCITED ABOUT, THEODORE.
iim pApr th rniiDT
in unvsu i u vjuuh i
FOSTER FARMER HURRIES TO
ALBANY TO SAYK BOXD.
Frank Stcingrandt, Accused of
Threats Against Brother, Sees
Train Leaves and Hikes
ALBANY, Or., March 1. (Special.)
Though he had walked 29 miles Sunday
to reach Albany in time for the open
ing of Circuit . Court this' morning.
Frank Stelngrandt, of Foster, missed
the train at Lebanon this morning and
had to walk 14 miles more.
Steingrandt had been bound over to
keep the peace and, to prevent the for
feiture of a $250 bond, had to bo In
court at 9 o'clock this morning. To
be sure to reach Lebanon at night, hd
left his home. 13 miles above Sweet
Home, at 2:30 in the morning yester
day. He walked faster than he ex
pected and reached Lebanon at 1:30
in the afternoon. He spent the nigh
at the home of a friend near Leba,
non and when lie went to the icpo
this morning to take tho train for
Albany it had been gone 10 minutes.
Undaunted, he set forth on foot and
walked to .Albany, covering the 1
miles in two and one-half hours.
The complaining witness agalns
him, his brother, failed to appear and
the case was dismissed. Ilia brothc
had alleged that Frank had threatened
to shoot him. The charge was denied
Stelngrandt Is one of the tallest men
in Linn County, standing six feet five,
and he used his long stride to good
advantage in coming to court.
PARTY SEEKS PUBLICITY
Jonathan Bourne, Jr., Heads Xcw
WASHINGTON, March 1. Organlza.
tion of the Republican Publicity Asso
ciation to conduct an educational cam
paign in the interest of tlicfHcpublican
party was announced here tonight.
Its officers arc: President, Jonath
Bourne, Jr.; vice-president. Senator
Gallingcr, of New Hampshire; treas
urer, Representative Madden, of 1111
nois; secretary, Anson W. Presoott.
A statement announcing the asso
ciation's purposes declares It will not
participate in any campaign for the
nomination or election of any indi
vidual to office.
CANAL BREAK FLOODS FARM
Water FYccd Near Jxho Misses Rail-
road and Does Little Damage.
ECHO, Or.. March 1. (Special.) A
40-foot break In the Government canst
near Echo early today was caused by-
cracks made by the recent cold weather
in the four-Inch concrete with which
the canal was lined.
The break occurred within 100 feet
of the railroad track, but, fortunately,
on the opposite side which faces the
river. A part of the Ramos Elder and
Whitworth farms were flooded, as well
as the Esteb place on the edge of town.
No great amount of damage was done
Monday's War Moves
ENGLAND and her allies have made
answer to Germany's declaration
that the waters around the British
Isles constitute a war zone, by re
taliatory measures which will be under
taken immediately and which have as
their object the prevention of com
modities of any kind from reaching
or leaving Germany. These measures
will be enforced bv the British and
French government as the text of the
British note puts it "without risk to
neutral ships or to neutral or non
combatant life and in strict observance
of the dictates of humanity."
The announcement of these meas
ures was made by Premier Asquith
in the British Parliament yesterday,
and, so far a. 3 can be observed, the
action of ihe government is a matter
of supreme satisfaction to the British
public and press.
It is declared almost certain in of-
liclal quarters at Washington that
protest will be made against the anion
of the allied nations, which is regard
cd as an unprecedented and novel step
and one likely to work Injury to com
uierco betwern the United States and
the countries with which she is at
The British Parliament has voted the
total sum of Jl. 810. 000,000 asked for by
Premier Asquith for the proaecutloi
of the war, covering the expenses ot
the current year up to the end of the
present month, and in his speech in
the House of Commons the British
Prime Minister, after discussing the
proposed reprisals of the allies against
Germany, made reference to "whispers
of peace," saying that it was not time
to talk of peace that this timo would
arrive only "when the great purposes
of the allies were In sight of accom
plishment." The operations of the Anglo-French
fleet in the Dardanelles have been in
terrupted again by unfavorable wea
ther, but considerable progress Is indi
cated by an Athens dispatch, which re
ports that Fort Dardanus. 12 miles up
the straits on the Asiatic side, has been
That an agreement which will give
Russia free passage of the Dardanelles
has been reached between Great Brit
ain, France and Russia is the asser
tion by a Paris newspaper.
There also arc reports of rioting and
panics in Constantinople and unsuc
cessful attempts to assassinate the
Turkish Ministers of War and the In
Little of importance has occurred in
the western theater of the war, and
of the operations in the East the Rus
sians are claiming much and the Ger
mans saying little.
FOR DOCK EXCESSES
Legislative Restraint of
INVESTMENT DECLARED POOR
Pride of Ownership Regarded
as Principal Merit.
WARNING FOR OREGON SEtN
R. G. t'allvert Think This State la
Avoided Washington's lirror hj
.Defeat of If ydro-U.lcclilc
Rill Last Session.
in- r.ONAi.n .;. cai.i.vhrt.
OLYMPIA, Wash.. March 1 (Staff
Correspondence.) Occasionally some of
our Portland public dock enthusiasts
look across tho ISO mile. of interven
ing territory to Seattle harbor and la
ment that the Washington metropolis
is preparing with far greater enrrsy
than the Oregon metropolis for some
sudden. tremendous growth in water
The gathering of statesmen, lobbyists
and watchful taxpayers now In Olyin-
pia has served to reveal one fart with
certainty: Tliero is a laicc and Influ
ential clement in Seattle which " lews
with alarm" the growth of the public
dock sjstem and Ihe financial respon
sibilities it entails upon the people of
I'.iprodllurr Itraeh S,0on,fMM.
Tho Port of Seattle lias expended
somewhere in tho neighborhood of
J5.000.000 for dock sites, public la k.
warehouses, terminals and ferries hut
the expenditure does not 'iid there.
The County Commissioners of Kinw
County, in which Seattle Is ocat d, have
also become enthralled with the public
dock Idea. They are or have been ex
pending JaOO.OOO for an nrcan d-tck on
the DuwamUh River and have been
buying dock sites on Iuke Union. At
the mouth of the Tinvmth tho Port
Commission Is also preparing for deep-
Conditions have brought forth for Ihe
consideration of the Legislature several
bills designed to curtail the activities
of the port commissioners and County
Iteieaara Declared Ton Low.
In the course of the debate on one of
these bills It was declared by one Kins
County Senator that if there were add
ed to tho present revenues of all of
Seattle's public docks tho total rev
cnues of all of Seattle's many private
docks the income would not be siiffl-
icnt to Py operating expenses and In
terest on the bonda issued by the Tort
of Seattle for public docks.
The Legislature so far has dcfciiio'l
two of the bills designed to reach th
public dork situHtion In Seattle. Our
would have deprived County Commis
sioners of nuthority over construction
and maintenance ot public dork. 1 he
other would have taken control of mu
nicipal docks out of the hands of tho
port commissions and turned it over to
the Stato Public Service Commission.
I In I on Topic of lHactjaalnn.
In respect to the lnst-n.-. med bill, it
a peculiar circumstance tliat sonic
of the Eastern Washington .senators
and some who represented Island and
fishing constituencies objected to In
passage on the ground that it would
end to Increase public dock rates In
Seattle. It was assorted that the public
dooks offered lower rates than the pri-
ate docks and wero therefore ot ad
vantage to grain, proouco und iim.i
It was presumed that if the Public
Service Commission rrot control 11
would attempt to put municipal locl
rates on a basis Wiat promised to giv
some return on the Investment. Yet
on the following day at a mass ineetlno
In Seattle called to enter protest against
the passage of another dork bill, one of
the Tort Commissioners af.ierted that,
owing to certain differences in man
agement, such as the requirement thst
municipal dock patrons do part of t!.eli
own freight handling, and other cir
cumstances, the municipal dock late
were no lower than the private dock
Pride f Onarrahla Blamed.
It thus appears that Srattles mu
nicipal dock system has It chief merit
In pride of ownership. The people of
that city can look with satisfaction
upon empty warehouses, uniucd docks,
ferries losing J1000 a month and realUa
that these monuments to cnterpti.-e arc
all theirs. That Is all. 1 here Is not
enough commerce to keep the docks
and warehouses occupied; the rates are
not so low that they induce a flow of
traffic that otherwise would go else
where. Tliey are a continual burden
of expense. They are not even a s.ifn
Investment for the future.
Seattle, it is true, may ome day be
come so great an entrepot that It will
require all the docks and warehouse
it now possesses, but It will not reach
that pinnacle In a day, or a year, or
likely In a decade. Docks are commer
cial facilities, not creators of com
merce. A city-s commercial supremacy
is created by the extent of the produo
lug or consuming country tributary t
It. Great warehouses and ocean docks
will not Invito shipments of forelan
coods for which there Is no demand
They will not in thcmsrlw- bring
forth exports that are, not produced.
That this fact Is now realUed by a
portion at least of tho Seattle lxpuy.
(Concluded on rag J.
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