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THE MORNING OREOONTAN. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1913.
Ex-Embassador Makes Visit to
Building Text for Talk on
PERSONALITY IS PLEASING
Anne Shannon Monroe Says Banker
Has Kare Girt of Making Finan-
cial Operations Understood
by Lay Intelligence.
RT ANNE SHANNON" MONROE.
OREGON EXPOSITION .BUILDING,
Fan Francisco, Sept. 26. A delightful
visitor to the Oregon building- Satur
day was ex-Ambassador Herrick, who
is in San 1'rancisco attending- the ru
ral credits conference, who has made
eight or 10 speeches on this subject
during: his stay, and who will go on
to Portland expressly to keep his en
pagement to speak there on the same
Mr. Herrick came of his own accord,
unheralded, to see what Oregon had
to show at the exposition. Of course,
he was quickly discovered. but he
made a tour of the "tree house," he
visited all the counties' booths, he
tried our loganberry juice and pro
nounced it delicious, he examined the
immense Medford peaches and wanted
to know of Mr. Frobach what we did
to stop them growing and he got a
rirst-hand idea of Oregon at the ex
' Plea for Rural Credit Made.
"It is all wonderful," he said. "Ore
pon is a wonderful state, but this
great Eastern Oregon section, which
1 hear is being opened up to railroads,
must have possible farms for thou
sands of possible farmers; you of Ore
gon, of. all people, must realize what
it would mean to your state alone
1o give the rancher the same oppor
tunity to borrow money on his land
and capitalize his business that any
other business man has. Rural credits
would put Oregon squarely on her
This might be called Mr. Herrick's
hobby, if so big and splendid and
wide-spreading a solution of the
back-to-the-land movement as rural
credits can be called by so light a
He is heart and soul for it as he
Fays himself. "obsessed by it" he
makes the subject quite understand
able, too, in his speeches, and this is
a comfort, for we are accustomed to
being quite mystified when a bank
er undertakes to make his operations
Mr. Herrick has a delightful per
sonality, a wonderful memory for
names and faces and a keen sense of
responsibility for his word and en
gagements. It is easy to understand
his success as a diplomat.
Telephone Flag on Oregon Pole.
Another delightful visitor was
Thomas D. Lockwood, author of many
telephone engineering books, an au
thority on this subject, now well up
in his seventies, but a real "live wire,"
as a telephone man should be. Small
and slender and dark and alert, with a
brain like a dynamo and speech as
ready, he was easily the ruling genius
of the Telephone Pioneer Association
of America in its National convention
An interesting feature was the
hoisting of the association pennant,
m hicli has been with them for years
find has been hoisted at every session
and in many localities, from the top
of the Oregon flag pole, the tallest
flag pole in the world.
Another delightful visitor to the ex
position was ex-Covernor Francis, of
Missouri. All Missouri and every one
seemed from Missouri on his day
turned out to greet him in the Court of
Abundance, where the special cere
monies were held. We thought of ex
Governor Francis being rather an old
man when he was president of the
Louisiana Purchase Exposition; but he
seems to have lopped off the years that
have intervened, and today his voice
is as clear and ringing, his personality
as dominant and his gracious, all-inclusive
warmth of manner as ardently
southern as ever.
Corn Incident Repeated.
The "three grains of corn" episode
was repeated touchingly today in tho
visit and request of a timid but per
sistent Japanese. He had made a care
ful round of the grasses and grains that
are hung in wall-covering sheafs at the
south side of the building, and then he
approached an attendant, and though he
could speak little English, he made his
wishes known. ' He wantel three grains
of wheat to send home to his father, who
is a great farmer in Japan, so he could
plant it for seed to get a start of that
variety just three grains.
The attendant took out his knife and
cut him three heads, and the Japanese
-went away bowing his most gracious
ZEPPELIN PILOT TELLS
(Continued From First Page.)
one of the latest and biggest TT boats,
at a dinner, and had the first inter
view with a submarine commander dur
ing the present war. Hansen had Just
come back from a cruise during which
he had sunk five steamers.
o Zeppelins Yet Lost.
Today I was so fortunate as to have
the opportunity to talk with the man
in command of the latest aerial at
tack on London. Lieutenant-Commander
Mathy is the commander of the
L , one of Count Zeppelin's latest,
biggest and fastest cruisers of Ger
many's aerial fleet, the value of which
as a scouting craft for the navy has
been much underestimated abroad,
since fighting craft have, as Count
Zeppelin told me in February, by no
means reached their final develop
ment. That' despite their size, they are
not so easily hit and brought down
as has been the general impression is
evident from the fact that the Ger
mans have lost no Zeppelins in any of
tluir numerous attacks on England.
Attacking under cover of the night,
coming and going with great speed,
and disappearing within a few minutes,
they are like a vision in the night.
The aeroplanes of England's flying
corps have so far proved no defense
against the Zeppelin raids.
Hundred Air Voyages Made.
Ma tli y is a man of perhaps 34, with
b closely-cropped head, which gives
him the appearance of being entirely
bald, with a smooth face and a figure
as slender and supple as a young wom
en's. He was formerly the commander
of a destroyer in the torpedo flotilla.
Like the officers of German submarines
1 have met. he made the impression of
being all nerves, and those nerves of
Mathy and his Zeppelin have partici
pated in every attack made on England
from the air. His last, which was on
the downtown Cityof London, was his
"century Zeppelin- run." his 100th voy
aare in the air, counting his training
and trial trips, he told me.
"What I call luck has played a big
part with me," he declared. And Mathy
has been lucky. Despite something
which I cannot mention, but which
every superstitious believer in omens
and signs would regard as a very mag
net of disaster and ill-luck, Mathy has
The day before its destruction he was
on the Zeppelin which I saw burnea
and destroyed in the air above Johan
nisthal two years ago, and only missed
that trip"by some chance. He was on
a navy Zeppelin the day before- the
craft was wrecked in a storm in the
North Sea off Denmark two years ago.
and in some way missed the voyage on
the fatal day.
Attack on London Described.
As nothing in this war has appealed
more to the popular imagination and
awakened greater interest than the
war undersea and in the air, I asked
Mathy to tell me about his last attack
"I will, so far as I can without dis
closing what might touch upon military
secrets, and that is pretty much every
thing of interest about a Zeppelin," was
his reply. Even the secrets of Ger
many's famous submarines are Hot
guarded as closely and jealously as the
I have been aboard one of the largest
u Doats, looked through the periscope
and went through her from stem to
stern, but I have never been able to
get within gunshot of one of the Zep
pelin harbors. Even the officers and
crew of the war Zeppelins have been
careruiiy Kept away from the corre
spondents, or rather the corresDondents
from them. I promised Mathy I wouldn't
asK mm any questions to get him into
trouDie with the Admiralty.
"It was my 100th ZeDnelin cruise.
counting my training trips, and I was
much Interested in it because of that,
and wondered whether I would safely
rouna out my century," said the com
mander of the L . "I had taken my
Zeppelin safely to England and back
several times, and learned something of
vme on eacn trip applicable to the
Kirst Trip One of "Dlncorery."
ine hrst time I took my Zeppelin
lu r,iiKiana was something akin to dis
covering a new country, and my im
pressions were much more vivid than
now. It and some of the following
inps were more or less experimental.
We had much t learn. Despite all
our practice and training, it was
new sort of warfare, in which we had
more or less to feel our wav. stuHv
aerial strategy and aerial tactics, learn
iu locdie in me darkness the military
points and objects we desired to at-
"We had to study the aerial currents
above the North Sea and England.
What we have done to England so far
is Dy no means all we can do, now
that we have learned many things we
aia not Know and that it was neces
sary to know.
"The Zeppelins had to be their own
scouts and information gatherers. Now,
for tho first time, my instructions were
to attack certain points In the down
town City of -London, such as railway
.-n.a.Liuiis, Dnuges ana industrial estab
oinci orders wefe given to dn
everything possible to avoid hitting
St. Paul's and the other churches, the
museums ana palaces, Westminster Ab
bey, the Parliament houses and, of
niurse, me residential districts.
Deaths of Innocents Regretted.
"I want to say there is not an offi
cer or a man in the aerial fl.t mh
doesn't feel it as deeply when he learns
that women and children and other non
combatants were killed as does the
gunner or commander of big gun
wnen he hears his shell doesn't strike
exactly where he wanted it to and re-
suited in tne death or injury of non
"In fact, I had much rather stand
on me Dnuge of a torpedo-boat fieht
ing ship against ship than attack a
city irom tne air, although not because
the danger to me is much greater in
me latter case.
"Let me say that the Zeppeliivvoyage
to England and back depends largely
on the weather conditions. If they are
lavomuie. il can oe made in less than
a night by our new fast cruisers. But
you want to know about my last attack
"The weather stations and meteoro
logical balloons attached to the aerial
service reported favorable conditions.
The colder the weather the more we
can carry. The temperature was quite
cool, so we started with a full maga
zine of bombs, which constitute Zeppe
lin ammunition and are not much un-
iiKe tne shells fired from ship or siege
i iiin:i,.wnii;n, aiter all, come through
the air, too.
Chief Impression Is of Speed.
"Soon were were out over the North
Sea and moving upon England through
the air at a lively speed with a favor
able wind. Back of us, the receding
shores of Germany; below us the white
capped billows. the North Sea, like
a watery desert in motion, stretching
out as far as you can see without a
sign of life, except a single fishing
"What is your principal emotion or
impression up there on the bridge of
your Zeppelin?" I asked the man who
makes war from the air.
"My chief impression is of speed, and
then we get very cold. Our new Zep
pelins are very much faster than a
ship, and I always think of the great
difference in the wind pressure as com
pared with when I stood on the bridge
of my ship.
"Formerly, when the commander's
gondola, on the older Zeppelins, was
entirely open this was even more
marked. Our new ones have some pro
tection in the form of a wind-break.
But it is intensely cold 3000 to 5000 or
more feet in the air moving at the
speed we do. There is no chance to
move about much, of course, and no
way of warming us. We dress like the
pilots of aeroplanes and wear thick
felt boots. Despite that, we get cold,
very cold, especially on the last trip.
Zeppelins Are Teetotalers.
"We ate before we started, and then
occasionally took a pull at a thermos
bottle of hot coffee or tea."
"Nothing stronger. Commander?" I
"No absolutely nothing stronger, Zep
pelins have neither bar, kitchen, pan
try nor dining-room. Zeppelins are tee
totalers. We have got to have clear
heads up there, and cool, steady nerves,
nerves which spirits don't necessarily
furnish. And we can't while away our
time between firing bombs for we call
it firing, too and dodging shrapnel,
"A Zeppelin is the strictest Sunday
school Institution, no drinks and no
smokes. Each man's pocket is his pan
try, and he carries a snack. I take a
bottle of cognac along and some first
aid material, in case someone gets hit."
"No doctor. If a shrapnel ball hits
any of us, we bandage him the best
we can, give him a drink of cognac
and he has to wait till we get back.
If we were brought down I guess there
would be doctors there if we were to
need any, which would be unlikely."
BAND SUPPORT VOTE ISSUE
Marshfield to Pass Also on Issuing
$35,000 Bonds for City Hall.
MARSH FIELD, Or.. Sept. 28. tSpe
cial.) After a long controversy in the
City Council over the question of sup
porting the Coos Bay Concert Band, the
matter was arranged to be submitted to
a vote of the electors at the December
annual election. The people's commit
tee asks for an appropriation of $150
The electors will also vote in an ad
visory manner relative to their wishes
on issuing bonds to the amount of i-5,-000
for a new city hall. A charter
amendment, providing for nomination
by petition for city candidates, thus
changing the primary scheme, will ba
voted on as well.
ARTILLERY IS SENT
TO REPEL BANDITS
Big Company of Mexican Out
laws Threatens to Cross
' Border on Raid.
SITUATION AGAIN .ACUTE
Colonel Blocksom Says If Carranza
Does Xot Control Situation, Amer
icans Will Be Compelled
to Disregard Boundary.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 Conditions
along the Mexican boundary in the
Brownsville district again have become
acute, according to messages to the
War Department today from Major
General Funston, and a battery of
mountain artillery has been dispatched
to Progresso to prevent a raid by 500
bandits who threaten to cross into
American territory. Colonel Blocksom.
in command of the troops near Pro
gresso, reported through General Funs
ton that the bandits seemed to consti
tute an independent band.
"If Carranza does not stop these
bandits." telegraphed Colonel Blocksom,
"I believe we shall soon be compelled
to follow them across."
Information placed in the hands of
the Department of Justice by T. R.
Beltran. Carranza- consul at San
Antonio. Tex., bears out to an extent
Colonel Blocksom's report that the ban
dits seem independent of Carranza. Mr.
Beltran contends that former follow
ers of Jesus Flores Magon. leader of
the socialist movement, have organized
on the border and are working sur
reptitiously to foment trouble between
the United States and Mexico. There
are intimations that outside influences
are supplying funds for the alleged
plot, and Department of Justice offi
cials have began an investigation.
Officials here think the Carranza of
ficials themselves are not aware of the
extent to which the alleged intrigues
have been carried and are hoping re
lief for the situation will come through
measures of the Carranza ofifcers.
Effort Made, to Arouse Ignorant
Mexicans Against Americans.
LOS ANGELES. Sept. 28. Jesus Ma
gon. who was named today by T. R.
Beltram, Carranza Consul at San An
tonio, as the fomentor of trouble
among Mexicans on the boarder, is the
proprietDr of a small printing plant
here. He issued a Socialist paper. It
is charged by Carranza adherents that
Magon is backed by several former
high officials under Porfirio Diaz, who
These informants maintain that Ma
gon is publishing circulars in Sanish
which are sent to the border and dis
tributed among Mexicans by his agents.
The articles are said to be inflamma
tory and calculated to rouse the igno
rant classes against the United States
under the so-called San Diego plan,
which has the recapturing of Texas
from the United States as its objective
Magon was indicted in 1911 with a
brother and three other men for viola
tion of the neutrality laws. He was
then believed to be a high official un
der the Diaz administration. He es
After spending a year in the county
here, Ricardo Magon. brother of Jesus
Magon, together wit hEnrique Magon.
a cousin; Libretti Rivera and Salmo
FIgueroa. were all ennvlrteri .Tni s
1912. and sentenced to 23 months each
at McNeil Island, Wash.
JOHN D..JR..LAYS PLANS
IXDl STRIAL BETTER SI EXT DIS
CUSSED WITH AIDES.
Mlueo-nrner Says He Spent Day "Work
Ins; Like Dog" Other Business
Affairs Also Discussed.
DENVER. Sept. 28. "Working li'ic
a dog" was John D. Rockefeller. Jr.'s,
characterization tonight of the way he
had spent the day at the offices of th
Colorado Fuel & Iron Company. Ac a
series of conferences with company of
ficers, considerable progress was made
toward formulating plans for indus
trial oetterment, growing out of Mr.
Rockefeller's recent in snectinn n f
Southern Colorado mining properties.
Not only men stationed at the gen
eral headquarters here, but those of the
southern coal field, were called into
consultation with the young million
aire. It is understood the conference
dealt with plans for Industrial improve
ment and also with various business
and financial subjects connected with
the capitalist's operations.
-Mr. Rockefeller before dinner char
tered a sight-seeing automobile and
took his party for a drive over the city.
MR. BALDWIN NOT TO RUN
Secretary to representative SInnott
Tlianks Friends for Interest.
THE DALLES. Or.. Sent. 2S rsrn..
cial.) "No. I probably shall not be a
candidate for Secretary of State before
the Republican primaries next Mav."
said Edward D. Baldwin, who came here
today irom Portland for a conference
with his chief. Representative Sinnott,
ana to attend the Wasco County Fair
and Rodeo. When asked his reasons for
the decision to keep his hat out of the
ring, Mr. Baldwin 'said:
'I think the situation speaks for It
self. I have nothing more than this
to say at present, except that I most
deeply appreciate the kind things that
many of my newspaper and other
friends over the state have said to me
and about me in connection with this
Mr. Baldwin had been assured strong
support in this section of the state. He
was reared in The Dalles. He was sec
retary to the late Representative Ellis
four years and has served as Repre
sentative Sinnott's secretary three
Vancouver Club to IJeorganize. '
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Sept. 28. (Spe
cial.) A well-attended meeting of the
Vancouver Commercial Club was held
last night and a special committee of
five members, which had been pre
viously appointed, received full power
to act as it saw fit in the reorganiza
tion of the club. Matters pertaining
discussed. The committee consists of
to the opening of the waterfront were
W. .1. Kinney, former president of the
club: Donald McMaster. C. C. Turlay,
J. H. Elwell and C. A. Davis.
Of Hll the TCuroDean capitals London has
the bet h.. ilth record.
All Purchases Made
on November 1 Bill
Mail and Telephone Orders Filled by Expert Shoppers
Pacific Phone Marshall 5000
Home Phone A 6691
Now Going On
Great Linen Sale
Everything for the
Except Contract Goods.
tew -f Jh
13 Big Specials
Sc Basting ' Cotton, SO yards
. on spool, dozen ...... 39c
20c Wire Hair Pin Cabinets
for . 10c
25c Sanitary Aprons . . .17c
25c Black and White Hose
50c Garment Shields . . .25c
75c Gilt Hand Scissors, all
sixes, pair 48c
'35c Cards of Fancy Suit But
tons, sale, card 5c
50c Sanitary Aprons . . .35c
10c Folding Coat Hangers 5c
25c Skirt Gauges' 10c
10c Bias Seam Binding . ,3c
15c Spool Holder 8c
Children's Braid Holders lc
Ask to see the new 10c
Thread Cutter. First Floor
A Half-Price Sale of a Manufacturer's
Cut Glass Samples
Hundreds of Wanted Pieces of the Purest Crystal the Largest and
Most Varied Assortment Ever Assembled in One Sale
Every piece of cut glass in this sale is half the price we are getting this season for pieces of equal quality
of glass and cuttings. '
Every piece was cut at standard prices.
Not a piece has been offered for sale before.
The maker is noted for the fine quality of his glass blanks, and the excellence of his hand cutting. We
do a large business with this manufacturer. When he offered us choice of his sample stocks recently on
terms which would permit us to offer them at half, we selected.
1500 Exquisite Pieces of Cut Glass
Which Wou'd Sell Regularly at $2.00 to $35.00 Each
Consisting of salad bowls, olive trays, pickle dishes, water pitchers, claret pitchers, fern dishes, punch
bowls, lamps, candelabras. decanters, vases, bon bon comports, fruit comports, orange bowls, jelly dishes,
powder boxes, hair receivers, cologne bottles, pin trays, in fact, almost every article made in cut glass,'
which will be distributed on Wednesday.
At Exactly Half the Regular Prices
fcSeiow we list a few of the special items, which will give you some idea of the rare offerings to be found
Buy your Dressmaking
Forms and Bust Forms now!
Join our Club. Pay $2.00
Down and $1.00 a Week.
Spoon Trays and qt
Bon Bon Nappies . . . DC
8-in. Salad Bowl, -i qj
buzx star cutting .P -I-$45.00
iorin:hrn:. $27.50 f:rw10:!n:h'. . . $7.50
$12 Boudoir 2 AA
Lamp, cut dome. .vpO.ULf
$14.00 Water 7 rf
Pitcher, 4-pint. . $ .UU
$15.00 Cut Glass Punch
$3.50 F o o t e d (t- r
Comport, 6-invn . P 1 O
$6.00 Oval Orange Bowl,
12-inch, heavy Q ff
cutting, for pO.Uu
$3 Sugar, Cream rfr
Set, 2 pieces Jpl.OU
f pl -'9 jljli of Great Importance 4 7
11 ff lPi For the Woman With Her Winter .
L-Jj Suit Question Still Unsettled - 1U
Any Sudt If
I In this illustration seven new and authentic
I Fall and Winter models, exactly as pictured
1 Go on Sale Today
A V Suits of Gabardine Serge, Broadcloth and
Al til 4 Wol Poplin Af X
elegantly tailored and peau de cygne silk lined suits in navy J Vti
3 LAND MEN ARRESTED
JIIMSTUR AMONG THOSE CHARGED
Priiioncra Held for Alleged Conspiracy
to Induce Client to File on
Railway Grant No. 8.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 28. Three
more men, one of them a minister, were
arrested today in the Oregon land fraud
case, in which the Federal grand jury
returned a blanket indictment last
week against IS attorneys and land
agents. Those arrested were Rev. Rich
ard Fysh, at Fresno; William B. De
Ganno, real estate agent at Los An
geles, and Sydney Ia. Sperry, hardware
merchant at Oardena, near Los An
geles. Six others were arrested pre
viously. The men were charged with conspir
acy fraudulently to induce clients to
file claims on land along the Southern
Pacific Railroad in Oregon which was
not open to settlement. According to
Federal officials, about 25.000 claims
were filed. A fee of 150 each was
charged them, it was said. Persons In
all parts of the United States and
Canada, it was alleged, were victimized.
J. T. Burns, indicted last May by
a Federal grand Jury in Portland for
fraudulently locating claimants on the
Oregon & California land grant, plead
ed guilty before Federal Judge Bean
yesterday and was sentenced to nine
months in the County Jail. He has al
ready been in jail nearly four months.
Burns was arrested in Los Angeles
fought" extradition proceedings, was
finally extradlcted and has been in the
County Jail here since. In his opera
lions, extending over about three years,
he is estimated by United States Attor
ney Reames to have taken in approxi
mately $8000, of which $2000 went to
HIGH COURT DEFINES USURY
Interest Increase Allowed In Retir
ing Debt Berore 'Maturity.
OLYMPI A. Wash., Sept. 28. (Spe
cial.) Charges on a loan in excess of
12 per cent are usury, under the Wash
ington statutes, only when some act
of the person lending the money is
responsible for their imposition, the Su
preme Court has decided in a case ap
pealed from Whatcom County.
When the borrower takes advantage
of an opportunity to retire his indebted
ness before its maturity, the lender is
within his rights in making an addi
tional charge, and the borrower can
not plead the usury statute, although
this charge may make the total Interest
exceed 12 per cent.
Oregon Postmasters Appointed.
OREGOXIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Sept. 28. The following Ore
gon postmasters have been appointed:
Mrs. May HaJlmeyer. Rivers, vice Mary
T. Rivers, resigned: Florence Cox,
E ASTLAN D VVA R R A NTS 0 U T
MORE IXDICTSIEXTS KXI'KCTED IX
Watchman Vino Guarded I'llea Sawed
Krom Projections In River Bottom
Examined by Offlciala.
CHICAGO, Sept. 28. Bench warrants
for the arrest of the eight men named
in Federal indictments as being re
sponsibl for the Eastland disaster were
issued late today In the criminal de
partment of the office of the clerk of
the United States District Court. The
bench warrants were placed in the
hands of a marshal.
United States District Attorney Cline
announced that Martin Flatow, ex
cursion agent of the Chicago-St. Joseph
Steamship Company and Charles Lasser,
watchman for the steamship company
and who is said to have guarded the
shed in which were several pieces of
piles, sawed from those believed to
have projected from the river bottom
to a height dangerous to the Eastland,
were questioned by tli District Atorny.
An investigatior as to charges that
the Eastland was sunk by dangerous
projections on the bottom river has
been in progress for some time. The
grand jury is expected to return further
indictments tomorrow in connection
with the flxinqr of responsibility for
the overturninu of the Eastland.
COLD WEATHER RHEUMATISM
Why should rheumatism, a disease of
the blood, be worse In cold weather
.than in Summer?
The rheumatic poison in the blood i.
the predisposing cause of the diseasr.
If you have the taint in your bload yov
may have rheumatism whenever th
exciting cause stirs it to action. C"ol;
weather and dampness are exciting
causes of rheumatism. They excite 1
action something already in the bloori."
something that you must get rid of it"
you would be free from rheumatism.
What this something is, nobody
knows. Not very long t-go it was
thought to be uric acid. Many doctors
now think it is a microscopic organism
of a specific bacillus, but they cannot
tind the bacillus.
It is a known fact that in rheuma
tism the blood becomes thin rapidly. ,
that building up the blood relieves the
rheumatism and that there w-SlV-.be no
return of the rheumatism as long as
the condition of the blood is main
tained. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are
recommended for rheumatism because
they keep the blood rich and red and
free from rheumatic poisons.
The free book, "Building Up the
Blood" tells all about the treatment.
Send for a copy today to the Dr.
Williams Medicine Co., Schenectady, N.
Y. Your own druggist sella Dr. Wil-
Hams' Fink Pills. -