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THE MORNING OltEGONIAN. FRIDAY. JULY 23, 10 IS.
BY BECKER LETTER
New York Governor Says He
Is Still Convinced That
Prisoner Is Guilty.
NEW FACTS ARE LACKING
Secretary to Late "Tim" Sullivan
Says Lieutenant Told Jack Rose
No Friend of His Would lo
Harm to Gambler.
ALBANY, N. T., July 22. Governor
Whitman said last night that a careful
study of the statement of ex-Police
Lieutenant Charles Becker, now under
sentence of death for instigating- the
murder of Herman Rosenthal, the gam
bler, has not changed his opinion of
the guilt of the convicted man.
"There Is only one thing new In the
statement." said the Governor.
"That Is the allegation that the late
Alfred Henry Lewis told Becker he
was to be 'framed up.' That would
have been an important bit of evidence.
If true. But if it were true, why was
not Lewis called to the stand during
Becker's second trial?"
The Governor said that during Beck
er's trial he was familiar with virtu
ally all the allegations made by the
condemned man in the statement. The
Governor added that he would have
questioned Becker concerning them If
Becker had taken the witness stand in
his own defense.
The Becker statement, tho Governor
declared, only confirmed Jack Rose s
story that after the Rosenthal murder
Becker was sending to Rose charging
him not to tell anything he knew about
STJLLIVAX'S VISIT EXPLA1XED
Secretary Says Becker Urged Against
NEW YORK, July 22. Corroboration
of some features of the appeal of
Charles Becker, under sentence of death
for instigating the murder of Herman
Rosenthal, the gambler, was given last
night. In a lengthy statement issued
by Harry Appelbaum, secretary to the
late Timothy D. Sullivan,, one time
Representative in Congress and State
Senator. Appelbaum said that after
the publication of Rosenthal's affida
vit, charging that Becker was inter
ested In Rosenthal's gambling-house,
Sullivan sent Appelbaum to see Becker
and to get the latter to go to Sullivan's
office. Appelbaum says that he met
Jack Rose, Bridgie Webber and Harry
Vallon, and got Rose to call up Becker,
who promised to go down to Sullivan's
Appelbaum took Becker down in his
car with Rose. On the way. Rose, ac
cording to Appelbaum, indicated his
bitterness toward Rosenthal, saying,
"Some one ought to croak Rosenthal."
"I immediately protested, at such a
thought," says Appelbaum, "and Beck
er spoke up and said, 'No, they hadn't.
He wants to be let absolutely alone.
No friend of mine must harm a hair of
his head, for if they do it will be
blamed to me.' "
Reaching Sullivan's office, Appel
baum said that Sullivan suggested to
Becker that perhaps it would be a good
thing to have Rosenthol go away "un
til this thing was tided over."
Becker objected, Appelbaum said.
Becker added that Rosenthal would say
Sullivan sent him away.
"There was never," Appelbaum con
tinued, "any proposition made to Her
man Rosenthal from Tim Sullivan, or
from me, to go away, or to receive any
sum of money, for Herman always
stood ready to do anything Tim asked
him to do. Any meetings that I had
with Becker or ajiy one else after the
murder were about keeping Sullivan's
name from being used in the matter."
Appelbaum said that before the sec
ond trial he told John Becker, brother
of Charles Becker, that the "proper
thing for his brother to do, if he was
innocent, was to take the stand."
VISITORS GO OVER HIGHWAY
Y. M. C. A. Officials Are Guests of
Five association officials who were
visitors in Portland Wednesday were
entertained on automobile trips- about
the city and along the Columbia High
way as the guests of H. W. St6ne gen
eral secretary of the Y. M. C A.
The visitors were: Rokuro Naka
seko, a doctor of philospohy of Johns
Hopkins University and an official of
Huston, president of the Chattanooga,
the Y.. M. C. A. at Kyoto. Japan; C. H.
Tenn., association; J. L. Fellingham.
general secretary, Des Moines. Ia.; F.
C. Coggeshall, general secretary. Bil
lings, Mont., and Charles E. Ford, boys'
secretary, Milwaukee. Wis.
MR. PAGET OUT OF DANGER
Injury to Seaside Banker Less Seri
ous Than Reported at First.
SEASIDE, Or.. July 22. (Special.)
L. L. Paget, cashier of the Seaside
State Bank, who received a pcalp
wound while chopping wood Tuesday,
was pronounced out of danger Wednes
day by Dr. Frank Van Doren.
Because of the ugly appearance of
the wound. It was thought at first
that the blade had penetrated the outer
bone of the skull, .but examination to
day revealed the fact that the skull
had only been partially penetrated.
Mr. Paget is a brother of B. Lee
Paget, of Portland.
TROOP A REACHES HOME
Militiamen Return From Successful
Encampment at Monterey.
Troop A Cavalry, Oregon National
Guard, Captain Tebbetts and Lieuten
ant Coplan in command, returned from
Monterey Wednesday morning, where
it had been in a 10-days' encampment.
Distinct honor was paid the militia
men by officers of the United States
Army and special commendation was
accorded Captain Tebbetts by the Inspector-instructor,
Captain Joyce, of the
Sixth Cavalry, for the efficiency that
Troop A exhibited in maneuvers.
WELSHMEN ACCEPT TERMS
Ending of Strike in Coal Mines Is
LONDON, July 21. The coal miners
of South Wales today accepted the
terms of settlement of the strike
agreed to by their leaders yesterday.
ana wors win te resumed at once.
David Lloyd George addressed a
large concourse at Cardiff today and
was wildly cheered by the miners as
he pleaded with them to work harder
to make up for the "week of enor
mous value" that they had lost. He
"The coal fields of France are now
In the hands of the enemy. France
depends upon you for coal. Five ves
sels from France lie In Cardiff Harbor
waiting for their bunkers to be filled,
and I am going to ask you to make up
for lost time and show the democracy
of France that you are prepared to
assist her in the struggle for the free
dom of the world.
"I "want you to work, moreover, for
the sake of the British navy. Fill Its
bunkers. It means an inviolate Brit
ain, the existence of which makes It
impossible for the Germans to despoil
the Welsh coal fields, as they have
the coal fields of France.
"We have sent the men to the front.
Support them. If we ao so. we shall
win a victory for European liberty
which will resound throutrh the ages.
CASE WAITS TILL MONDAY
CASHIER DEFEXDAXT STILL TOO
ILL TO TESTIFY RECESS TAKEX.
Jury Discharged Till Next Week, When
Physicians Say Condition of Wit
ness Will Be Improved.
The trial of seven officials and sales
men of the United Cashier Company for
alleged conspiracy to violate the pos
tal fraud statute, which has been in
abeyance since last Monday on account
of the serious illness of Frank Men
efee. ex-president of the company and
one of the defendants, will not be re
sumed until next Monday morning at
Federal Judge Bean announced this
recess in the trial Wednesday and dis
charged the Jury until Monday, after
Drs. Calvin S. White. State Health Of
ficer, and Joseph Wood had reported
that, while they.considered Mr. Menefee
on the road to Improvement, it would
be safer not to require him to attend
court until next week.
Mr. Menefee is sufferins from the
effects of an attack of acute indiges
tion, which came on at 1 o'clock last
Monday morning. Continued Inflam
mation of the region of the appendix
indicates a threatened attack of ap
pendicitis. This, the physicians believe,
will be averted by complete rest be
tween now and Monday. Mr. Menefee
was quite weak yesterday, though his
general condition was greatly im
proved. The United States Cashier trial be
gan Tuesday, July 6, and had been in
progress up to last Monday for 11
actual court days. A great mass of evi
dence, much of which Is documentary,
consisting of letters, records and books
of the company taken fromits files,
has been introduced by the Govern
ment. It will take United states At
torney Reames about four days to a
week longer to close tho Government's
The defense may not finish for an
other two or three weeks, and the ar
guments of opposing counsel will take
at least two days and quite possibly
OREGON TENNIS TOURNEY.
Entries to Close Ton lent and Bis;
List of Experts Is Expected to
Be on Hand at Ii-t in&ton.
H. Van Dyke Johns and William
Marcus, young tennis players of San
Francisco; will be In attendance at the
annual Oregon State tournament on the
Irvlngton Club courts beginning next
Monday morning and lasting the entire
week. Chairman Knives received word
yesterday that the Californians were
leaving today for Portland.
Johns with R. Roberts, also of the
Bay city, won the 1914 title In the
doubles but this year Johns brought
Marcus to defend the title. Young
Roberts is unable to get away in time
for the tourney and may not be able
to come north to any of the tennis
Entries to the annual Oregon state
matches must be In the hands of Chair
man Shives, of the Irvington Club, to
night by 6 o'clock. Play on the club
courts will be closed Saturday and Sun
day so that the caretaker may put them
in shape for tournament play.
From every tennis club In Portland
entries will be sent. As a result 'of the
recent inter-club and city-wide gather
ings enough players have been secured
to make the 1915 state affair on the
Irvington courts the largest in the his
tory of tennis In Oregon. With the
exception of R. Roberts all the present
champions will be on hand to defend
their titles, although Rev. L. K.
Richardson, singles champion, is nursing
a sprained ankle and may not be able
to meet the tournament winner in the
Gresliam Concern Has Xew Manager.
GRESHAM. Or., July 22. (Special.)
M. O. Nelson and family left last Sat
urday for Minneapolis, where Mr; Nel
son will resume his work as " staff
writer on. the Minneapolis Journal. E.
W. Grievlsh, of Minneapolis, formerly
of this locality, has come to take charge
of the Cherry Park Development Com
pany's property, of which Mr. Nelson
was manager. r.
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD
FOR 1'IONEEIt WOMAN.
. Mrs. Rachel E. R.ndebuU
The funeral services of Mrs.
Rachel E. Roudebush, one of the
best-known pioneer women of
the Northwest, were held from
the chapel of J. P. Finley. Fifth
and Morrison streets, last Sat
urday at i P. M. Mrs. Roude
bush died at her home in this
city July 15 at the age of 79
years. Her body was taken to
Chehalis. Wash., for burial
Men's Cool Apparel
I offer every man's Spring suit at a
reduction both genuine and. generous.
Clothe yourself now for the warm
$14.85 for $20 Suits
. 319.85 for $25 Suits
$23.85 for S30 Suits
$27.50 for $35 Suits
Morrison at Fourth
Witness in Probe of Woman's
Death Recently Victim.
POISON SIGNS REPORTED
Business Man, Broken In Health
and Spirits by Inquiry as to
Mrs. Hannah Ronnin; Demise,
Dies In Arms of Friends.
C. P. Klrkland. who attained much
notoriety last December during an In
quest over the oody of Mrs. Hannnh
Ronnlng. an alleged suicide, died ud.
denly Wednesday night in the Scad
ding House, 250. Gilsan street, broken
In spirit and wealth by the troubles of
the past year. Assistant City Physician
Harding, who attended him. said that
he stiowed symptoms of poisoning.
Mr. Kirkland was detained by the
police for a time after- the death of
Mrs. Ronning November 19. Later
Kirkland was released and prepara
tions made for the burial of Mrs. Ron
ning without an inquest.
The funeral service was read' on No
vember 28, and the body was about to
be taken to the grave, when John Ron
ning, the woman's divorced husband,
and the Rev. Perry J. Green, her pastor
suddenly demanded an inquest into'
Mrs. Ronning's death.
Grand Jury Falls to Indict.
The request was granted. Mr. Kirk
land refused to testify at the inquest.
Largely on account of this refusal, it is
said, Mr. Kirkland was held to the
At thct time Mr. Kirkland was the
proprietor of an apron factory at 16
East Twenty-eighth street. Mrs. Ron
ning had been in his employ, and it was
said at he also was a suitor. Mr.
Kirkland, according to the police, ad
mitted that he was present at the time
Mrs. Ronning died, but asserted that
she drank carbolic acid despite his ef
forts to stop her. A not true bill was
returned by the grand Jury, and Mr.
Kirkland was released.
Although he was but little more
than 40 .years old, Mr. Kirkland aged
visibly during the strain of the Inquest,
and the subsequent deliberations of the
Insignificant Place Taken.
Business conditions grew worse. Mr.
Kirkland's next appearance, -as far as
is known, was his appli. tion for the
position of clerk at the Scadding House
just before Christmas. He obtained the
position, and worked there during the
Winter for a small wage.
Wednesday night Mr. Kirkland
worked until 7 o'clock. He left the
house and returned about 9:30 o'clock.
He walked to a fountain in the rear
of the building, took a drink and sat
down. A few minutes later he reeled
in his chair. "I'm dying," he gasped,
and would have fallen if the bystand
ers had not caught him. An hour later
Deputy Coroffer Smith took the body
to the morgue.
EVERDIfJG IS PRESIDENT
PORTLAND MAX CHOSEN HEAD OF
PACIFIC INDIANS' BODY.
Frank Troth, of Vancouver, Wins Hart
Cup and Davis Cap at Bis; Trap
Shoot at Taconu.
TACOMA. Wash., July 22. (Special.)
Exceptionally high scores were fea
tured In Wednesday's competition of
the Pacific Indians at Manitou Park.
The feature was the showing of E. E.
Ellis, of Ontario. Canada, who was high
gun with 119 out of a possible 120. not
making a miss until his 117th shot.
Dennis J. Holohan, of Burley. Idaho,
was second, with 117, and George Ham
In the competition for the Frank C.
Hart cup. Frank Troeh, of Vancouver.
Wash., captured the trophy by breaking
50 straight at 21 yards. In shooting
for the Mark L. Davis cup. 25 birds at
the same mark, he was tied with Mrs.
Adolph Topperwein, of San Antonio,
Tex., but the woman failed on the shoot
off. The annual meeting of the Indians
was held last night. H. R. Everding, of
Portland, was elected president: F. C.
Rlehl, of Tacoma, secretary; C. E. Mc
Kelvey, of Seattle, first vice-president,
and J. G. Weatherwax, of Montesano,
In the eight targets of lo birds each,
shot yesterday morning, Portland made
a fine showing for the 10 silver prizes.
The winners were Frank Troeh. of
Vancouver; F. C. Riehl. of Tacoma; W.
A. Hillis, of Portland; Matt Grossman,
of Seattle: H. R. Everding. of Port
land: D. J. Holohan. of Idaho: Ed
B. Morris, of Portland: Martin ntck
ard, of CorvalMs, Or.: C. E. McKolvey,
of Seattle, and E. W. Cooper., of Ta
coma. Out of 120. Hlllla made 115; Ever
ding. 108; Holohan, 114; Morris. 112;
MERCHANTS HAVE BIG DAY
Vancouver and Stevenson Store
keepers Unite In Celebration.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. July 22. (Spe
cial.) With all stores In Vancouver and
Stevenson closed Wednesday merchants
of both places celebrated at Stevenson.
The Bailey Gatzert, specially chartered
for the occasion, left Vancouver at
8:30 A. M. with 642 passengers and
many more went by train.
On arrival in Stevenson the visitors
were ushered to the fair grounds,
where dinner was served, which con
sisted In part of a barbecue. After
this contests of various kinds were
held and prizes awarded for each.
Vancouver merchants defeated the
Stevenson aggregation 8 to 1 in a ball
The Vancouver delegation arrived
home tonight at k:30. Music was fur
nished on the boat and at intervals
during the day by the Vancouver Mer
H. W. J0PL1N BADLY HURT
Motorcycle Klder's Skull Fractured
by Collision With Motor.
II. W. Joplin, contractor and son of
Richard P. Joplin. of the firm of
Gleblsch & Joplin, was seriously, per
haps family. Injured Wednesday a't 2:30
when the motorcycle he was riding
collided with an automobile driven by
C. W. Eiler, of 1149 Belmont street,
at East .Thirty-ninth and Burnside
. Mr Joplin. who lives at 673 Clacka
mas street, and Is married, was going
south on East Thirty-ninth street, the
automobile going In the same direction.
Mr. Joplin had glanced behind him at
a new residence in the course of con
struction, according to Mr. Eiler, and
ran into the car.,
Mrs. Joplin left for California, ow
ing to ill health, and the news of her
husband's accident will be kept from
her. If possible, for a time, for fear
the shock will prove serious.
MR. BRYAN T0SPEAK HERE
Peace Advocate Expected Early Part
of Next Week.
"William Jennings Bryan will arrlvo
in Portland some day next week, prob
ably between Monday and Wednesday
for the exact date has not been settled."
said Milton A. Miller. United States
Collector of Internal Revenue, yester
day, "Mr. Bryan will remain here at least
one day. and longer If we can prevail
upon him to stay over. He will deliver
an address on "Fundamentals" under
the auspices of the Pacific Coast Rescue
Association, probably at the Helltg
"He probably will lecture at Albany
on the afternoon of the day n reaches
Portland, speaking here that night."
BRYAN AVOIDS TROUBLE
Subject or Prohibition Not Touched
. On In Talk to Moose.
SAN DIEGO. July 21. The selection
of Pittsburg for the 1917 convention of
the Loyal Order of Moose and the ad-
Chance for Free Piano and
Other Frizes Ends Tonight
Elegant Prizes for Oregonian Readers
If There's No Music in Your Home Try This
Beautiful Premiums Galore in
The Great Exposition "15" Puzzle
And Manfacturers Pu blicity Prize Distribution '
No One Is Asked to Buy Anything: to Win One of the Many Prizes
Everyone sending; answers will receive thf P.-P. I. E. Edition of "NATION'S HOME
SONGS" (containing; words and music of 6 6 songs), also chance to win free Vanity
Cases, Com Purses, Pocketbooks, Ladies' B ar Pins. Gentlemen's Scarf Pins, Fountain
Pens, Art Medallions, Gilt Framed Pictures, or other beautiful Souvenir Prizes Each
contestant has an equal chance to win. But all replies MUST be in by 6 P. M. today.
1st Grand Prize: Superb latest design, brand new Kimball Up
right, exactly as exhibited at the P.-P. I. E. in
Liberal Arts Palace.
2d Grand Prize: $275 Mahogany Pianola and Music Rolls
3d Grand Prize: $125 Phonograph and Records included.
4th Grand Prize: Genuine Diamond Ring.
5th Grand Prize: Beautiful Set of Guaranteed Silverware, Etc
All contestants will also receive from our Advertising; Department, besides the pre
miums mentioned above, a bona fide cash value PURCHASER'S CREDIT
VOUCHER good towards the purchase of a NEW PIANO or PLAYER PIANO in
any of the chain of EILERS STORES. .
An Interesting Puzzle
Can you arrange these numbers (one) to nine
tncXisive) so they will total fifteen, up and down
and side-ways and perhaps diagonally? ff so
sand your answer immediately.
IMPORTANT Each number is to be used but
nee. If unsuccessful at first, try again it can
be done I
For the. best arranged, neatest, correct and
most artistic answer, we give the prizes in order
of merit. All prize winners will be notified and
all prizes not called for within 15 days after
dosin? of contest are forfeited. Use of this
paper is permitted. Only one person in a family
can enter. All prizes in this great publicity event
will be given absolutely free.
Neatness, arrangement, as well as accuracy,
will be considered. All answers must be the con
testant's individual work. In case of tie exact
duplicates of every prize in this contest will be
awarded, the decision of the three judges to be
final. All answers must be sent at once to Ex
position 1915, publicity department. Desk 03, at
Eilers Music House, Portland, Or.
Contest closes at 6 P. M-, Western Union time,
today, Friday, July 23. All answers brought or
mailed after that hour will be rejected.
Everyone has an equal opportunity of securing
one of the above prizes. Winners in previous
congests and employes of any Eilers Music House
Don't delay answering. Write name and ad
dress plainly on this or separate sheet of paper
and send in your solution just as quickly as
NOTICE Remember, contest closes today, Fri
day, July 23. Don't be late. No replies considered
after that time.
Mail or bring this blank or one similar.
Which do you consider the Nation's most
popular Piano or Player-Piano?
Address all answers to Desk 03, care Eilers
Can It Be Done?
Send your answer at once to Eilers Music House
Arrange these figures so they total "15"
in every direction, up and down, and side
ways, and, perhaps, also diagonally.
WHY THE "15" PUZZLE?
This great offer is made in an effort for piano
manufacturers to reduce costs of selling pianos.
The old methods of paying solicitors, teachers and
agents' commissions, magazines and theater pro
gramme advertising, or engaging the grsat
artists to play their pianos in public, are too
costly, and the retail purchaser must eventually
pay this cost in the additional price.
We are to use a portion of such advertising al
lowance money in a profit-sharing campaign, thus
making an unusually attractive offer direct to the
THE "15" PUZZLE MEANS SOMETHING
This great M15' puzzle is made to specially em
phasize the fifteen noteworthy types of instru
ments that are contained in the Eilers Music
House exhibit of ultra modern musical instru
ments in the Liberal Arts Palace of the P.-P. I. E..
where every instrument competing with every
manufacturer of this or foreign countries received
This exhibit is the most extensive ever made at
any International Exposition. It is the largest
individual exhibit in the Liberal Arts Palace,
with the exception of the Government's.
This unique "15" puzzle is to call attention par
ticularly to fifteen different types of instruments
in this great Ultra Modern Musical Instrument
The genuine Chickering Baby Grand Player
Piano. The genuine Chickering Anniversary Grand.
The genuine Chickering Artigraphic Electric
Artist Reproducing Piano.
The genuine Chickering Player Piano de Luxe,
with flexotone device.
The Kimball Orchestral Concert Grand Tinno.
The Kimball Diminutive Baby Grand Piano.
The Kimball American Home Piano.
. The Kimball Player-Piano.
The Eilers Duotonal (Double Sound Board
The Autopiano Human Touch Flayer-Piano.
Ihe Bungalow Player-Piano.
The Smith & Barnes Professional Sjrvir-
The old, time-honored Decker Artist Model
The exquisite HadJorff Virtuoso Piano.
The splendid Marshall & Wendell flexotone
These instruments comprise the world's fore
most achievements in high-grade Pianos, and are
sold only by Eilers Music House, the Nation's
foremost distributors of pianos, whose motto,
"Every transaction must be satisfactory to the
purchaser," has built up a patronage twice
greater than any other concern's.
Caution Write plainly and adhere to the rules.
dress delivered by W. J. Bryan were
the principal features at the Mooae con
vention here today. "The 191 conven
tion will be held at Mooseheart, 111.,
rules of the order prescribing- that con
ventions be held at this place each
Speaking: on the subject of "Frater
nalism and Mooseheart," Mr. Bryan did
not touch on the prohibition question,
and bis address was delivered In har
mony. That he would plead that liquor
be excluded from Moose lodg-erooms
was reported before his speech, but Mr.
Bryan confined his remarks solely to
Every ' about
la attain the. as
l.Sou.ooo men In Rm-
hen they art liable
for the "kiddies"
AT ALL DEALERS.
WALLOWA LAKE PARK
"A Beauty Spot of the Northwest"
4300 feet above sea level at the head of a clear mountain lake four
miles long, near Joseph, Or., in the heart of the Powder River Moun
tains, is reached by the
OREGON-WASHINGTON RAILROAD & NAVIGATION CO
(Union Pacific System)
Surrounded by towering pine-clad, snow-capped peaks and abounding
in crystal streams and lakes. Hunting, fishing, boating, bathing
mountain climbing and all manner of outdoor sports and pleasures.
Camps arranged so that you may "rough it" if desired.
ROUND-TRIP FARE FROM PORTLAND:
Tickets on sale daily until August 31; final
return limit, September 10. Corresponding
fares from other cities.
Information, tickets and expert
travel service at your pleasure.
CITY TICKET OFFICE
Washington at Third Street
Broadway 45C0 A 6121
Train leaves Union Depot daily at
7 P. M., arriving at Joseph 1 P. M.