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VOL. VIA. NO. 17,415.
PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, . SEPTEMBER 15, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
37 YEARS ON DEEP
FISHING BARK IS IN
flllQTFP QUIT FIIM BRITISH COLUMBIA
OFF COOS BAY
SLAYER OF WOMAN
SHOT IN REVENGE
Albert F. Gabel Victim
of Jesse L. Lee.
uuuiui uuii iillu GVES WOMEN VOTE
IN CEMENT ACTION
IX HIS IiOXG SERVICE COUSINS
SEVER LOST A SHIP.
STAR OF CHILE, CARRYIXG 200,
: SWEEPING TOWARD ROCKS.
PROHIBITION BILL ADOPTED
BY SAFE MARGIN.
Wrapped in Flames
Last Boat Leaves.
RACE WITH DEATH IS WON
Wireless Summons Rescue
Vessels and All on
Board Are Saved;
BLAZING CRAFT ANCHORED
Dredge Michie Picks .Up 423
Refugees and Lands Them
at North Bend.
MARSHFIELD, Or., Sept. 14.
(Special.) Flames from a fire un-
Bucessfully battled for hours were
heating the decks of the steel steamer
Congress and smoke was partly en-1
veloping the upper structure when the
vessel, after a 30-mile race, anchored
just off Coos Bay about 4 o'clock this
afternoon and all persons aboard, 423
passengers and crew, were transferred
In safety to the Government dredge
Colonel P. S. Michie.
Specials Meet Refugees.
At 8:20 o'clock tonight the Michie
landed the refugees at North Bend,
where they are being cared for by
hospitable residents, while the assist
ant manager of the Pacific Coast
Steamship Company is coming by spe
cial train from San Francisco. He
telegraphed ' he would have special
trains meet the refugees here to carry
them on to their destination at Se
attle. ' ,
Burning Ship Enveloped.
Tonight the' burning steamer pre
sented a weird sight as she lay at
anchor about three-quarters of a mile
off shore, with' Captain Cousins, her
master,- standing by with the gasoline
schooner Tillamook and the steam
schooner A. M. Simpson.
The transfer of all hands from the
Congress was accomplished without a
single mishap. Charles Joughin,
ship's baker, a survivor of the Ti
tanic disaster, was the only person
who fell into the water. He was
chief baker on the Congress.
Race With Death Won.
Fire was discovered on the Congress
about 1 o'clock in the afternoon. It
was in the second steerage, as nearly
as could be located. It gained head
way in spite of all efforts to control
it. The vessel was about 30 miles off
shore when the commander decided to
A terrific race to save the lives
aboard the steamer at once began.
The Congress dashed for shore. In
deep water off the harbor entrance
she cast anchor, the flames creeping
forward meanwhile from the after
hold to a point amidships. Boats were
swung out and lowered and the work
of taking off the passengers began,
Transfer Calms Passengers.
As fast as a boat was loaded it
proceeded to the bar dredge Michie,
to which the passengers were trans
ferred. When the work began the
forward decks of the Congress were
black with terrified men, women and
children. As the work proceeded the
passengers became calmer. The sea
was smooth and the weather fine and
there was little delay.
One woman, who was very ill, was
carefully handled in getting her to
the Michie. She was Mrs. Margaret
Reig, , of 4257 Delmar avenue, St.
Louis, Mo., en route home from a
visit in California.
Rescue Finished at ' Dark.
When darkness came all persons
had been taken off the Congress and
the Michie headed for the harbor. The
Congress by this time was wrapped in
flames from stem to stern and was
adrift. It looked as if she would go
on Coos Bay Spit.
The landing of the Michie at North
Bend was a most touching scene. The
city dock was. lined with probably
3000 persons anxious to learn the news
and to offer every assistance possible,
The Michie drew in her searchlight
streaming down the water, and those
on the dock saw that every available
space on board was crowded with the
rescued. As the lines went out
(.Concluded on Pane 6. Column I.)
Captain of Congress Meets Witli
Few ' Accidents Marriage to
Minneapolis Woman Recent.
SAN FRANCIS CO. Sept. 1. (Spe
cial.) Captain Nahum E. Cousins,
skipper of the steamer Congress, has
sailed up and down the Coast for more
than 37 years on the bridge of vessels
of the Pacific Coast Steamship Com
pany. Although He has had accidents,
as have many other mariners. It Is
said that during all his long service
he has not lost a ship.
In the latter part of 1907 Captain
Cousins was subjected to an investiga
tion following the loss of three little
children from the deck of the steamer
President, of which Cousins was com
manding officer. The board of steam
boat inspectors found that neither
Captain Cousins nor any of his officers
was negligent nor unskillful.
Captain Cousins was married last
January to Miss Julia Kirby, of Min
neapolis, whom he met a year pre
viously when she was a passenger on
the Congress on Its trip from the north.
On another occasion a vessel of the
Pacific Coast Steamship Company be
came a furnace, when fire broke out
aboard the steamer Queen in January.
1911, after the craft had left this port
bound for Puget Sound with 92 pas
sengers. From a point off Point Reyes,
where the fire was discovered, the
Queen limped back into port, her crew
valiantly fighting the flames.
By the time the Queen got back the
fire was under control, with everyone,
passengers and crew, safe. Captain G.
H. Zeh was skipper of the Queen, and
was commended highly for the way in
which he handled the situation so as
to avoid a panic
M00SE LOSES T. R.'S VOTE
Candidate Who Supports Wilson Re
jected by Colonel.
NEW YORK, Sept. 14. Theodore
Roosevelt issued a statement here to
night through his secretary, John. W.
McGrath, announcing that he is not
supporting Samuel Seabury, candidate
for Governor of New York, in the Pro
'Mr. Roosevelt has stated explicitly
to the Progressives who ' have asked
him to support Judge Seabury that he
would not do so," the statement said,
because Mr.' Seabury is supporting Mr.
Wilson and is running on the same
ticket with Mr. Wilson, and therefore,
doing all in his power to bring about
the re-election of Mr. Wilson.
"Mr. Roosevelt would regard this as
disastrous calamity to the country
and he therefore believes that no Pro
gressive should support Mr. Seabury
in the Progressive primaries next
BOY, 10, OUTWITS HORSE
Father Summoned by Note Sent
Down Flame When Animal Balks.
HOOD RIVER. Sept. 14. (Special.)
Leslie Sherwood, 10, was hauling slab-
wood from the mill at Ruthton when
the gentle old family horse balked.
Fearing to leave his cousin, a little
girl who accompanied him. with the
animal, Leslie took a pencil from his
pocket and scribbled on a piece of
paper the words.
"Tom has baked."
Leslie tied this to a piece of slab
with 'his handkerchief, and .put it in
a flume racing alongside the road.
His father at the mill some distance
away got the note and went immediate
ly to the aid of his son in persuading
Tom to draw the wood home.
CIRCUS ELEPHANT HANGED
"Mary," Worth $20,000, Is Exe
cuted for Murder of Trainer.
ERWIN, Tenn.. Sept. 14. "Mary,"
the big circus elephant which killed
her trainer at Kingsport, Tenn., Tues
day, was hanged here today. A rail
road derrick car was used in the ex
ecution. The animal was forced to the tracks
by other elephants, heavy chains were
tied around her neck and she was
hoisted in the air. She was valued at
820,000 by her owners.
BEAVERTON MAN IS KILLED
J. E. Bennett Victim of Auto Acci
dent; Mrs. Bennett Hurt.
WALLACE. Idaho, Sept. 14. (Spe
cial.) J.'E. Bennett, of Beaverton, Or.,
accompanied by his wife, drove his
automobile off the grade east of Wal
Mr. Bennett was killed and Mrs. Ben
nett seriously injured. The body was
brought to Wallace and will be sent
to Portland. Mrs. Grant Brown,
daughter of Mr. Bennett, lives in Hllls-
MRS., ANNE HOWE FAILING
President Wilson's Sister . Sinking
.Steadily, Says Physician."
NEW LONDON, Conn., Sept. 14
Mrs. Anne Howe, . President Wilson's
sister, who is gravely ill here, "has
failed steadily today."
- This announcement was made at 9
o'clock tonight by her Dhyslclan. Dr.
' H. M. Lee.
Division of Offices Is
GEOGRAPHICAL LINES NOTED
Balance Between Faithful and
HODGE THREATENS BOLT
Most of Other Defeated Candidates,
However, Promise to Support
McBride Reporter Named
for Place in Congress.
BY M. M- MATTISON. . .
' SEATTLE Wash.. Sept. 14. (Special.)
If the ticket the Republicans nomi
nated in Tuesday's primary election had
been the product of a convention, the
shrewd ' politician would hold it at
arm's length and enthuse over the care
taken to recognize geographical re
quirements and the exquisite pains ta
ken to see that every shade of Repub
lican belief was given expression.
Whatever may be thought of the in
dividuals everything ie there that the
old kings of convention days used to
demand to make the ticket balance. It
may work for harmony in that it
preaches a silent sermon in favor of
reunion of the Republican factions and
it may result in the knifing of factional
Seattle Accepts Ticket.
Here in Seattle on the second day
after the results became known the
ticket seems to be acceptable. There
is comparatively little ' talk of contin
uing after the primaries a fight that
was launched months ago.
Analyzing the ticket as an old-time
politician would do, it is shown that
seven state officials have been renom
inated, presumably because ' of satis
factory past performances. One old'
time state ofncial has. been put back
Into the running .after an 11-year rest.
The' Senator has been renominated and
a chief deputy named in the place of
his principal. Thus is the question of
public service records easily answered.
Offices Scattered About.
Geographically, the ticket can be con
sidered as giving Spokane the Senator
and Seattle the Governor; Tacoma. the
Lieutenant-Governor and Secretary of
State; Walla Walla, the Superintendent
of Public Instruction; Adna, in Lewis
County, the Insurance Commissioner;
Olympia, in Thurston,' the Commissioner
of Public Lands: Port Orchard. In Kit
sap, the Auditor; Seattle, the Attorney
General and State Treasurer.
In fact, the State Treasurer really
covers a bit more of territory than
King County, for though he originally
resided in Seattle, he was appointed
(Concluied on Pare 11. Column 1.)
i 3Ihn 3 &r& vgf :
Vessel Bearing Season's , Catch of
Salmon Is Helpless Off Point
Pedro Tugs Answer Call.
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept 14. The
Alaska Packers' bark Star of Chile, en
route from Bristol Bay, Alaska, with
the season's catch of salmon for San
Francisco, was reported tonight to be
in the breakers off Point Pedro. 25
miles south of the Golden Gate. On
board the vessel more than 200 can
nery hands are thought to be return
ing to this port.
The news of the bark's plight was
brought here by fishermen, who said
that the vessel appeared to be in great
danger of being swept on the rocks,
but that a dense fog closed in and hid
her from view.
Deep sea-going pugs were sent from
San Francisco to the vessel's assist
ance. When last seen the Star of Chile
was three-quarters of a mile off shore
andher crew was signalling for help.
The Star of Chile is of 1001 gross
tonnage and was built In Dundee. Scot
land, in 1868. She carries a crew of
12, is 202 feet long, 34 feet beam and
24 feet in depth.
MOTHER, DAUGHTER WED
Unique Double Ceremony Performed
by Vancouver Justice.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept. 14. (Spe
cial.) Mother and daughter today were
brides in a double wedding, performed
by W. S. T. Derr, Justice of the Peace
here. The mother, Mrs. Lottie Alice
Walker. 41. of Washougal, and who has
been led to the altar twice before, was
married to Middle Burley, 36, a farmer
The daughter. Miss Frances Anne
Walker, was but 17 years old and was
married to Edward Daniel Llapple. 21,
of this city. The former, will live at
Battleground, and the latter at Camas.
MILK TRUST IS CHARGED
Department of Justice Investigates
WASHINGTON. Sept. 14. Investiga
tion of a complaint that Boston milk
dealers have combined to Injure the
public and violate the' anti-trust law
has been begun by the Department of
Justice. ' ' "
This . la the first formal complaint
that has been filed with the Depart
ment, although the attention of various
branches of the Government has been
directed to Increases In the price of
milk throughout the country. " '
PRICE OF HAIRCUT RISES
. Barbers Are
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 14. To the
high coBt of living is now added the
high cost of being barbered. On and
after an early date it will cost half a
dollar for a haircut in San Francisco.
The Barbers' Shop Proprietors' Asso
ciation, at a meeting, held last night,
decided to raise from 35 cents to the
higher figure the price of haircuttlng.
BE STARTED SOMETHING DOING!
Mr. Moore Wants to
PLOT TO DROP CASE ALLEGED
Order Asked to Prevent Con
trol of Meeting by Proxy.
HEARING TO BE MONDAY
Plaintiff In $1,500,000 Case Asks
Court to Estop Participation of
Defendants in Stockholders'
Conference September 2 0.
The case against the so-called ce
ment trust, now under Investigation by
the Federal authorities, took a new
turn yesterday when Aman Moore,
vice-president and treasurer of the Ore
gon Portland Cement Company, of Os
wego, Or., applied to Federal Judge
Bean for a temporary restraining or
der against six directors and officers
of the company which. If granted, will
oust them not only from its control,
but from all participation In its af
On a showing made by Mr. Moore.
through his attorney. Coy Burnett, that
the six men named were attempting
to obtain proxies to control a meeting
of stockholders of the company on
September 20, with a view to having
the meeting take steps to dismiss the
suit brought by Mr. Moore in behalf
of the company August 28. for $1,500.
000 damages against 14 other cement
concerns which, he charged, had formed
a "trust" and were attempting to con
trol the Oswego plant or ruin it. Judge
Bean issued an order directing them
to appear .in court at 10 o'clock . Mon
day to show cause why an injunction
sho'uld not be issued.
.... Six Officers Named.
The six men named tn the petition
for an injunction, and against whom
Judge ' Bean's show-cause order - was
Issued,: are R. P. Bu'tcbard. of Victoria.
B. C. president and director- of the
Oregon Portland Cement Company:
M. J. Ballard, director: L. C. NewlandS,
director and superintendent; George
Macdonald, secretary; Clark M. ""ore,
sales manager, of Portland, and Charles
Boettcher. of Denver, stockholder in
the Oregon company and president of
the Cement Securities Company.
All these defendants are also de
fendants in the previous action for $1,.
500,000 damages brought by Mr. Moore.
In the application for an injunction
the Oregon Portland Cement Company
Is also named as a nominal defendant.
General Ouster Is Asked.
The application to Judge Bean asks
that a temporary restraining order be
granted against each of the defendants
'Concluded on Pago 10. Column 4.)
Conservative Government, Headed
by Premier Bowser, Apparently
Suffers Decisive Defeat.
VANCOUVER. B. C. Sept. 14. Wom
an suffrage and prohibition apparently
have been adopted by the voters of
British Columbia, according to incom
plete returns received late tonight from
today's general election. I
The Conservative government, head
ed by Premier W. J. Bowser, appar
ently has been decisively defeated. The
returns indicate that the Liberals will
control the next Legislature, 33 to 14.
Suffrage apparently was carried by
an overwhelming majority and the re
turns thus far received indicate that
the prohibition bill has been Indorsed
by a safe margin. The defeat of the
government Is the most striking in the
history of the province.
The returns thus far are generally
decisive and it is not considered likely
that the soldiers' vote will materially
affect the result, although Premier
Bowser may retain his seat In the Pro
vincial Parliament, as he is not far be
hind the Liberal ticket, which appar
ently was elected in its entirety in Van
In Victoria, A. Stewart, the recently
appointed Minister of Finance, was de
In Rossland, Lome Campbell, Min
ister of Mines, is 100 votes behind his
opponent, with only two small pre
cincts to be reported.
In Revelstoke, Thomas Taylor, Min
ister of Public Works since a conser
vative government came into power,
was defeated decisively. In C .nd
Forks, E. E. Miller, one of Premier
Bowser's new Ministers, lost by a sub
RAILWAY OFFER DECLINED
British Trainmen Hold Out for
LONDON. Sept. 14. The conference
between representatives of the rail
ways and their employes, which has
been in session for the last two days.
broke ,up here today because of the
men's refusal to entertain a compro
mise offer and their insistence on the
10 shillings advance demanded, which
the railways refuse to grant.
It is possible the conference may be
TEUTONS TO AID BULGARS
Force of 300,000 Men to Be Sent to
Balkans, Says Report.
LONDON, Sept. 14. A wireless dis
patch from Rome says that at the gen
eral council of the central powers at
the-headquarters of the German Em
peror an offensive campaign in the
Balkans was mapped out.
Germany will send 200,000 men and
Austria 100,000 for this purpose, says
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 60
degrees; minimum, oo degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; northeasterly winds.
French draw noose tighter on Comblea.
Allies are as unit, says French premier.
Serbs. British and French are advancing la
Balkans, rage 4.
Official war reports. Page 4.
Washington primary ticket fuses faction.
Mr. Marshall accepts Democratic re-noml-
nation as vice-r resiaent. rags x.
Martin H. Glynn praises Democratic ad-
ministration, rage 3.
Grays Harbor County goes for Humphrey.
Battery A men on edge while Mexicans In
dulge In no'.iuay revelry across ooraer.
Historic mining town burns. Page 6.
Star of Chile Is In breakers off Point
Pedro. Page 1.
New York business men offer to aid in
settling streetcar strike. Page 7.
Pacific Coast league Results Portland S,
Vernon 7: Oakland 4. San Francisco 3;
Los Angeles 6, Salt Lake 5. Pag 18.
White Sox climb In pennant race. Page 16.
Dodgers Increase lead over Philadelphia.
Frank M. Templeton. Portland shooter, wins
Padfla Coast handicap event. Page 17.
Player limit Is off and Coast Lnnua man.
agers wil try out recruits. Page 17.
Steamer Congress destroyed by fire off
Coos Bay. all on board saved. Page 1.
Jackson -County Fair opens. Page 20.
Captain of steamer Congress on ships for
37 years. Page 1.
British Columbia adopts woman suffrage.
Commercial and Marine.
Flour prices advanced 20 cents In local
. market. Pago 21.
Argentine offerings at Gulf ports break
. Chicago wheat market. Page 21.
Wide advances in speculative stocks at New
York. Page si.
Port to make fill at site for new Heath
Portland and Vicinity.
Jesse L. Lee shoots Albert F. Gabel. who
shot Ms divorced wife. Page 1.
Third Oregon's homecoming parade is trl-
umi m mrc- - o.
a. in. n!ia. for Portland trade revival win
Progressive Business Men's Club. Page 10.
Only 00 protests against tax assessments
Xllea. rage v
Disease traced to mental state by Christian
Opposition to naturalization of S. Benson
talis nai- ragn iw.
Sanity hearing of H. C. Mowrey under Way.
Aman Moore wants cement company di
rectors restrained. Page 1.
Third Oregon men partake of royal feast.
Auditorium cornerstone laid. Page 7.
Dr. McClure tells physicians that knife can
defeat paralysis. Page 11.
State convention of Hughes Alliances called
for October 7. Page 11.
Dahlia and horse reign at Gresam. Page 20.
Labor Council revives plan for labor tem
ple. Pago 7.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 21.
ATTACK IS MADE IN PUBLIC
Attempted Killing Is Echo of
Tragedy of January 9.
GUN DISCHARGED TWICE
Divorced Husband of Mrs. Lee Say
He Learned Only Recently of ex
Wife's Death and Hurried
Here to Avenge Her.
The tragic death of his divorced wife
hy a rifle In the 'hands of Albert F.
Gabel caused Jesse L. Lee. a mechanic,
of Kenton, to attempt the retributive
killing; of Gabel yesterday afternoon at
4:15 o clock. At close range Lee fired
two loads from a shotgun at Gabel.
Inflicting; wounds that may prove fatal.
The shooting occurred before the Queen
Bakery, 622 Alberta street. Mrs. Lee
was killed by the alleged accidental '
discharge of a rifle on January 9 last.
Several stray buckshot struck Fred
erick W. Nichols, aged 14. of 1038
Nineteenth street North. Inflicting
flesh wounds in his left foot. The boy
was standing half a block away. He
was attended by Dr. A. Samuel Tor
re ns, at East Seventeenth and Alberta
streets, and taken home.
Seated before the bakery, where he
s employed as a delivery chauffeur by
his brother. Henry Gabel, the victim. '
was reading a newspaper. Lee ap
proached, carrying a sawed-off shot
gun. Victim Taken Inairarea,
Do you know who I am?" witnesses
say he asked. "Well, I'm Mr. Lee." Hia
next words were In a lower tone and
unintelligible. Gabel glanced up from
his paper as Lee fired.- The; first shot
caught Gabel in the left shoulder, shat
tering it. A hall of buckshot smashed,
through the bakery windows. Imperil
ing those inside.
Gabel leaped to his feet, nis sniri-
sleeves reddened with blood, and began
to run. Lee fired at the fleeing man.
dropping him In a huddle on the side
walk. The first shot was fired at a dis
tance of about 12 feet, the second at 15
Assailant Tries to Escape.
As the wounded man fell. Lee turned
and ran nearly to the corner of Six
teenth and Alberta streets, striking into
a vacant lot, where he threw the shot
gun In some bushes behind a residence
at 1015 Fifteenth street, near Wygant
Patrolman Endicott, who was going
home on an Alberta car, with ex-Deputy
Constable H. H. Long, left the car
and started in pursuit. Lee had se
creted himself in the bushes. Patrol
man Endicott. with drawn revolver,
called on him to come out. There was
a minute's pause, then the fugitive
emerged, his hands held high. He was
taken to the Police Station at once by
Patrolman Endicott in a volunteered
Bystanders' Escape Karrsw.
Gable was taken to Good Samaritan
Hospital by the Ambulance Service
Company. As he was lifted into the
ambulance he murmured, "Lee shot me."
Within the bakery, at the time of the
shooting, were Mrs. Elizabeth Hutch.
F. A. Wegner and William R. Alt. all
employes of the place. All three wit
nessed the attempted killing, and had
narrow escapes from the first shot,
which scattered battered buckshot
through the bakery.
Gabel was reading a paper aold him
by Tritchof Saistrom. a newsboy.
Recovery la Possible.
The weapon used was a sawed-off
10-gauge shotgun, both barrels loaded
with buckshot. Had either charge
struck the victim fairly, death would
have been a matter of moments. At
Good Samaritan Hospital his condition
is reported to be grave, but there is ,
said to be hope for his recovery.
Questioned at the Police Station by
District Attorney Evans and Deputy
District Attorneys Kyan and Collier,
the prisoner answered that hia sol
purpose was to avenge the death of hia
"The only thing Is. be shot my wife,
and 1 shot him, that is all 1 have to
say." Lee replied.
"You have a clear recollection of
taking your gun and going out there,
haven't you?" Queried Deputy District
"Well. I'll tell you. I really think I
remember pretty well." was the re
sponse. Conversation la Recalled.
"The little boys say after you intro
duced yourself you said something else
that they couldn't quite understand."
District Attorney Evans prompted.
"Oh. yes. I said. 'You are the man
that killed my wife.' Then he started
Lee declared that he had not known
of the killing of Mrs. Lee, for which
Gabel is under indictment for involun
tary manslaughter, until two weeks
ago. He had become estranged from
his wife and had gone to Canada. When
Mrs. Lee was killed, relatives sought in
vain to locate him. Fiually his mother,
who lives in Los Angeles, received a
letter from him. He was then at
(Concluded oa l'age . Columu 2.)