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VOL- XXVI. XO. 38.
PORTLAND, OKEGON, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 22, 1907.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Doctors Quarrel and
New One Comes.
MRS. FOLSOM AT PRINCETON
Household Tries to Hide Seri
ousness of Case.
PHYSICIANS KEEP SILENCE
Nurse Says He Cannot Possibly Re
cover Within a Month She
Quarrels With Doctor and
Departs in Haste.
PRINCETON, N. J., Sept. 21. (Special.)
As a result of a dispute between the
physicians, ex-President Grover Cleveland,
who is believed to be in a serious con
dition at his home, "Westlands, near here,
has been put in the hands of a now
BpeclalLst, Dr. Banks, of New York and
Jjarohmont. Dr. Banks, who had boon
hurriedly summoned, reached here this
forenoon. On the same train with him
came Mrs. Cleveland's mother, Mrs. Per
rlne Folsom, accompanied by a maid. All
three were rapidly driven from the station
In a closed carriage to the Cleveland
Doctors and Nurse Quarrel.
Dr. Carnahan and Dr. Bryant, who have
keen attending Mr. Cleveland, are said
to have disagreed as to who was proper
ly in authority in the case. It is said
their Uash reached so acute a stage that
both decided to retire, uniting In a re
duest to the family of their distinguished
patient that another physician be re
tained. Both of them refused today to
make any statements.
The head nurse also left and her de
parture created some surprise, as she had
stated no longer than the day before that
ehe would be here at least for a month,
adding that Mr. Cleveland could not pos
sibly recover under that time and that he
would have to have extraordinarily care
ful attention to be sure of getting up and
about In a month. She packed up and
went yesterday afternoon. It is reported
that she quarreled with Dr. Carnaham,
Mr. Cleveland's Princeton physician, regarding-
the Invalid's diet.
Try to Conceal the Worst.
Callers at Westlands today were met
at the door by a nurse. She merely said
Mr. Cleveland was doing well and re
fused all other information regarding the
ex-President's condition. Later it was
announced on behalf of the family that
Mr. Cleveland had been out riding this
morning for an hour.
A man .who was on duty just outside
the gates during the entire day said he
had not seen Mr. Cleveland either going
or returning. He was out riding for a
little while last Sunday and again Tues
day, but most of the reports regarding
such outings are believed to be fictitious.
BOY RESPONSIBLE FOR ACT
Lunacy Commission Finds Albert
Olcmnn a Sane Lad.
ST. HELENS. Or., Sept. 21. (Special.)
That Albert Oleman, in jail here for kill
ing his foster-mother, is sane and re
sponsible for his awful crime is the re
port of the lunacy commission which re
ported today to Judge McBride.
Dr. Williamson, who, with Dr. Andrew
C. Smith and Dr. William Kruse, was ap
pointed to examine Albert Oleman, the
tit. Helens boy who murdered his foster
mother, said last night that the conclu
sions of the examining board were that
the boy has a full realization of the
crime and its penalty, and Is competent
to go to trial.
"He is bright and intelligent and quite
the equal of boys of his age." said Dr.
"Williamson. "The only defect that we
could discover was that he didn't seem to
have the sense of the moral obliquity of
the crime. He was more concerned In
the outcome as to the effect it would have
on him in the way of punishment. He
was prompted by a spirit of revenge for
some scoldings he had received and to
conceal a theft he had committed on this
. "He has many of the earmarks of the
criminal. He has a blunted moral sense.
He is an accomplished liar. We had con
siderable trouble in breaking him down.
At tlrst. he told a plausibl story of a
tramp having committed the crime and
got away. We had a hard time getting
him to confess." .
SENSATION IN RUICK CASE
Witness Says Other Names Were
Added to Jury's Own List.
BOISE, id.-iho. Sept. cl (Special.) Wit
nesses were called and the entire day and
evening were consumed in taking testi
mony In the Rulck cace today. The feat
ure was the testimony of 'Frank M. East
man, a member of the grand jury that
found the indlrt.n-.nls, who-declared that
4 -fc'-'- V V
Ex-Presldent Grover Cleveland, Who
Is Seriously III at Princeton, X. J.
he copied a li.l of these against whom tho
Indictments were votrd, and later. In Dis
trict Attorney Ruick's office compared his
list with the names in the indictment
to see if there weie any error. Mr. Kast
aian said all the names on his list were
on the indictment list, but that the latter
also contained tho names of John Doe
and Richard E. Koe. These names were
not on the list when he copied it, and
they were not In thi list when the grand
Jury voted the indictment.
Eastman's testimony showed plainly
that thj names of -the John Doe and
Richard Roe had been Inserted by some
tne after the Indictment had been voted
and left the grand judy's hands.
LUSITANIA STARTS EAST
Giant Steamer Will Steam Against
. Lucanla's Other Record.
NEW YORK. Sept. 21. Groomed for a
fast run on her first voyage, eastward, the
Lusitania sailed for Queenstown and Liv
erpool this afternoon. To beat Ihe New
York-Queenstown record made by the Lu
cania. In 1894, the Lusitania must do bet
ter than 5 days, 8 hours and 38 minutes.
The following wireless dispatch was
received from the Associated Press
correspondent aboard the Lusitania:
"Ten o'clock The Lusitania is speed
ing, along over a smooth sea, through a
clear night at 23 knots. We passed
Fire Island at 7:45 o'clock. The wind
SEND-AID TO BRISTOL BAY
Senator Piles Appeals to Govern
ment to Dispatch Cutter.
SEATTLE. Wash., Sept. ,21. United
States Senator S. ' H. Piles has tele
graphed to President Roosevelt, asking
the executive to send a revenue cutter
to Bristol Bay to rescue the crew of 160
white fishermen and 200 Chinese, said to
have been wrecked there. The fishing
boat John Currier went ashore on the
rocks on August 9. A party was gotten
away to send word of the distress of
nearly 400 ' men and to appeal for aid.
The men had supplies sufficient to last
their, for 30 days, but that time has ex
pired. The fishermen are in distress.
Rushing Cars to Haul Grain.
CHICAGO. Sept. 21. Western rail
roads are making especial efforts to
prevent a congestion in grain traffic,
which is extraordinarily excessive for
this season. It was said today that
on three roads .the Northwestern, Bur
lington and Milwaukee there are now
more than 5000 carloads of grain on
the way to Chicago. It is the Inten
tion of the Northwestern to start 1000
empty cars for the West at once. It
was said that the other roads would
soon have an equal number of empty
cars on the way. High prices have
caused the unusual movement of oats'
and old corn.
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HARRY MURPHY OFFERS HIS PICTORIAL
'o Japanese or Hindus Need Apply.
WILL PRY OPEN
Kellogg Is After More
GALL OTHERS OF INNER CIRCLE
William Rockefeller Suddenly
Flees the City.
ROGERS UNFIT TO TESTIFY
Flagler, Payne .and Arehbold Be
lieved to Be Objects of Next Batch
of Stibpenas Accountants Are
Hard at Work on Books.
NEW YORK. Sept. 21. (Special.) John
D. Rockefeller, genius extraordinary of
the gigantic Standard Oil trust, will be
forced to take the witness stand and
under oath divulge certain secrets of the
combination's history, which he. better
than any other, is able to render ac
curately. Other leading figures In the
trust, who, it was exported, would escape
the ordeal, also will he called to face
Deputy Attorney-General Frank B. Keb
logg's formidable inquisitorial battery.
Those in charge of the Government' I
cast in the Federal suit to dissolve Stan
dard Oil as a corporation violator of the
Sherman anti-trust law decided today thai
the issuing of more subpenas is neces
sary. Although Mr. Kellogg ' would not
tell who will be compelled to testify, the
fact remains that the only men in pos
session of many much sought secrets who
have not been subpenaed are John D.
Rockefeller. William Rockefeller, .W. H.
Flagler, Oliver H. Payne, John D. Arch
bold and H. H. Rogers.
It is believed that, with the possible
exception of William Rockefeller and H.
H. Rogers, all these men can be forced
to appear in court. William Rockefeller
suddenly disappeared from the city the
other day on a train which left the Grand
Central station, and Mr. Rogers is de
clared to be In no condition to undergo
GET AFTEK THE PAPER TRUST.
Newspaper Publishers Urge Roose
velt to Break Up Monopoly.
NEW YORK. Sept. 21. Members of the
American Newspaper Publishers' Associ
ation, which met recently at the "Waldorf
Astoria, appointed a committee and .In
structed it to call the attention of Pres
ident Roosevelt to what the association
asserts is an unlawful combination of pa
per manufacturers to keep up the price
of white paper and to demand relief from
what they consider an oppressive burden.
The action is the subject of numerous
opinions here from both sides, - in the
form of interviews.
Herman Rldder. president of the Amer
ican Newspaper Publishers' Association,
and publisher of the Staats Zeitung. salt?:
"This is a fight In the common Interest.
The printing and newspaper industry Is
the third largest business in the United
States. Its future cannot be left to the
mercy of a few manufacturers, who hide
behind the tariff and hold it up. Paper is
our raw material.
"In striking at the tariff, we are doing
the newspaper industry a kindness. We
are making it safe for them to extend
their business Into Canada without fear
of a tariff war, which would otherwise
make suclfan Investment unsafe."
G. F. Underwood, of the International
Paper Company, said:
"The conditions of the paper trade are
such that It necessitlates higher prices
for paper. Production is twice as ex
pensive at present as it was a short while
ago. The cost of labor has Increased 50
per cent: wood has advanced 12 per cord
and other articles used in the manufac
ture of paper have increased from 60
to 100 per cent In cost.
Very few paper manufacturers are
making money under the present condi
tions. In some -cases, they have been
supplying orders on old contracts at a
loss, and any new contracts must be
made on higher schedule."
Admits Deal W ith Standard.
PITTSBURG. Pa.. Sept. 21. A. D. Mil
ler, Jr., of A. D. Miller & Sons, independ
ent oil refiners, with headquarters in this
A Hard Job. hut It Can Doubtleas
city, admitted last night "there was some
kind of an agreement between the Inde
pendent dealers and the Standard Oil
Company." He declined, however, to dis
cuss the agreement in detail.
When his attention was called to the fact
that President Tilford. of the Standard
Oil Company, testifying at New York in
the suit of the Government for dissolu
tion of the alleged oil combine in New
Jersey, had admitted yesterday that in
1902 an agreement was entered into by
which the independent dealers were to
sell their entire output of reflned oil for
export to the Standard, which, in' return
was to sell to the Independents a certain
amount of crude oil each day, Mr. Miller
"Tilford ought to know."
COMPRESS TRUST MUST DIE
Mississippi Court Orders It to Wind
Up and Retire.
VICKSBURG. Miss., Sept. 21. Chancel
lor Hicks late this afternoon declared the
Gulf Compress Company an illegal trust,
and gave the corporation one year in
which to wind up its business in the
state and withdraw. He denied the ap
plication for a receiver. The Gulf Com
press Company owns or controls 31 com
presses in the South. 16 of which are lo
cated In Mississippi.
STORM WRECKS THE FAIR
Fifty Injured, Five Fatally, When
"Grandstand Goes Down.
POTTSVILLE. Pa.. Sept. 21. A wind
storm of cyclonic force late this after
noon struck the fairgrounds st Hegins.
in the western part of Schuylkill County,
where the Hegins Grange was holding its
annual county fair, and blew down the
grandstand, upon which were seated
several hundred persons. A half hundred
were injured, five probably fatally. Other
buildings on the grounds also were
ONLY ENTER HIGH SCHOOLS
Chicago Will Not Admit Adult Jap
anese to Primary Schools.
CHICAGO. Sept. 21. The school man
agement committee of the Chicago School
Board has decided to admit to high
schools the three-adult Japanese who ap
plied for admission to the public schools,
hut in no case to permit them to enter
schools occupied by young pupils. An
adult Swede, a Hawaiian and an East
Indian who had also applied will be ad
mitted under a similar condition.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
Klnff of Slam shorn a tavlh hospitality at
Homburg. Section 1, page 2.
Hague Conference vptea for International
prize court and Vegular teaee confer
ences. Section 1. jfege .
Horrible cruelty of Maflia to boy In Italy.
Second section, lage ,1.
Trail of death caused by' frail Russian
Countess Intrigues. Section 5. page 1
XatttonaL. Dewey opposes - sale vt Philippines and ex
pects no war with ,Japan. Section 1, page
4. ' V.- - ;
Kellogg will force Rockefeller to tell Stand
ard secrets. Page 1.
Woman reveals murderer-,, of Governor
Goebel. Section 1. page 4.
Government ' Railroad Commissioner de
nounces shippers and takes up cause of
consumers. Section J, para 2.
Grover Cleveland's Illness becomes serious.
Section 1. page I.
Six torturers at Zlon accused by Coroner's
Jury of killing woman. Section 1, page 4.
Chicago girl marries man who shot her.
Section 1. page 4. .
Helena labor unions order strike on all in
dustries of town to enforce telephone
boycott. Section 1. page 4.
Mining plant Ijlown up by Joplln dynamiter.
Page 4, section 1.
SjJthson wins hurdle race at Canada
sports; four records broken. Page 4,
Portland wins from Los Angeles 6 to O.
Seotlon 5. page 5.
Plans made for hnrse show In November.
Section 5. page 5. -Squires,
Australian pugilist, has one more
chance. . Section 5, page 5.
Plans for next season's baseball. Section 4,
Mrs. Harnbleton, who killed her "husband, tells
life story to jury. Section 2, page 2.
Oregon's greatest State Fair closes with mu
sical fest. Section 2. page 3.
Fatal shooting fray near Eugene. Section 2.
New Northwest record is made on State Fair
track. Section 2. page 3.
Portland and Vicinity.
Depositors of Oregon Trust and Savings
Bank vote in favor of reorganization
plan. Section 1, page 1.
Bar Association honors memory of Judge
Sears. Section . page 12.
Hearing of discharged city detectives Is be
gun. Section 1. page 8.
Den of youthful depravity found on Ross Is
land. . Section 1. page 32.
Lincoln Steffens tells story of land frauds
In magazine article. Section 1. page 8.
Methodists of Northwest plan many meet
ings. Sectlonl. page 12.
Suit filed by Snyder against railroad com
pany Involves many factors. Section 3.
EXPRESSIONS OF SEVERAL INTERESTING EVENTS OF THE WEEK
The Wrong Man fiwni to Have
Been Caught in Mr. Rogers' Trap.
Vote Is Unanimous at
SCHEME IS FAVORED BY 1500
Hundreds Agree to Take Tele
SPEAKERS IN AGREEMENT
AH Declare That In but One Way
Can the Oregon Trust & Sav
ings Bank Fay Its
. Creditors in Full.
Fifteen hundred depositors of the
wrecked Oregon Trust' & Savings Bank
placed themselves on record last night
at the Armory mass meeting in favor of
the plan of reorganization already made
public. Hearty support was pledged the
scheme, and several hundred signed re
quests to suhs.-rlbe for the telephone
bonds now remaining with the bank as
an asset to be converted into cash, and
for stock In the reorganized institution.
"If Mr. Moore and his associates are
willing to put In good dollars to help us
get back our bad dollars, we should be
willing to do our share," said one speaker,
and this seemed to be the spirit of the
meeting. The drill hall at the Armory
was crowded with depositors, and. despite
the fact that the body of the hall had
been tilled with chairs, many had . to
All the speakers warmly indorsed the
reorganization plan and referred to it as
the only way the depositors could get
their money. Secretary Richmond made
the announcement that none of the old
officers will be connected with the reor
ganized bank. He further said that an
other bank In the city, which is under
stood to be- the German-American, has
made arrangements to pay ail claims
against the Oregon Trust i & Savings
Bank as soon as the reorganization is
made certain. Depositors who had ac
counts "of less than $25 will be 'paid in
full before the doors of the Oregon Trust
& Savings Bank are opened.
Not only was the report of the depos
itors' committee, which favors the reor
ganization, adopted, but a resolution was
unanimously carried, by a rising vote,
pledging the depositors to do nil they can
in the work of-reorganization. The reso
Text of the Resolution.
We. as members of the Depositors' As
sociation, do hereby Indorse the plan of
rehabilitation jt the Oregon Trust & Sav
ings Bank, as outlined by Senator E.
Haines, president of the Oregon State Bank-Ins-
Association, and Hon. Jefferson Myers;
and that as members of this association, we
will use our best endeavors to secure the
taking of bonds and also the bank stock,
and when the bank Is rehabilitated, we will
work for Its upbuilding and progress.
F. J. McHenry, of the executive com
mittee of the Depositors' Association,
was called on to submit the report of
the committee on reorganization. He
made the following report:
We. your committee, appointed to investi
gate and report as soon as' practicable, have
met at various times and have Investigated
to the best of our ability and In so doing,
havo deemed it advisable to call In special
assistance and counsel. In the persons of
Senator G. W. Haines and Hon. Jefferson
These gentlemen have gone thoroughly
over the matter and have made a signed
report, in which this, your committee,
coincide, and have adopted the same as
their report to this body, and which reads
Bills receivable $ 62B.000
Telephone bonds 885.000
Pacific & Eastern Railway bonds. . 100,000
United Hallways bonds 75.000
I.ewlston Light Power Bonds.. 52,000
Bank stock in other banks 24.000
'ah and due from banks 577,000
Shippers accounts and others 11,000
Estimated Interest due 50.000
Bank fixtures and lease 73.000
W. H. Moore land transfers of
' land and warehouse property.... ISO.OOO
RE ORGAN! AT ION
The above estimates do not include
$364,000 In Home Telephone stocks and a
discount of J1CO.0W) has been made from
the Receiver's report.
Plan of Reorganization.
We are informed by the receiver that
after careful examination. In hie opinion, the
total liabilities to depositors do not exceeii
$2,300,000. We bellrve thaj a reorganiza
tion can be effected by tho following ar
rangements: That the depositors subscribe for the
fall amount of the bonds. amounting to
$1,100,000, Including SO per cent bonus of
telephone stock with the telephone bonds
and that they also subscribe to the capi
tal stock of tho reorganization from their
deposits to the extent of $l.rO.o00: that Mr.
Moore and his associates subscribe $300,000
In cash In addition to bis real estate; and we
would suggest that Mr. Moore be entitled
to $100,000 of stock In the new organiza
tion for the real estate heretofore conveyed
to the bank, for the depositors: and we
would further suggest and recommend that
the subscriptions to the bonds and capttal
stock contain the provisions that the en
tire delivery of bonds and the payment of
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t'hnlnlonarkorn I. Kino; of Slnm.
AVho Ulljs Wln. for Whole
Population of llomburs. Ger
many, to Celebrate Ilia Birth- -
the money for reorganization shall be paid
to T. C. Devlin, receiver, and that. the full
settlement of this transaction shall be made
by him as receiver to the reorganized bank:
subject at all times to the approval of the
honorable Judge of the Circuit Court.
F. It. M'HENRY,
JOHN I.. DAY.
i A. RICHMOND.
Jefferson Myers a Speaker.
JrtfwKion- Myers was introduced by
Chairman John L. Day and said:
"I am going to talk to you as a depositor-
Business men may say I had poor
judgment in intrusting my money to the
hank, but judging from the crowd here
tonight,. I have lots of company. I had
$8800 in the bank when it failed, and I
have subscribed every dollar for tele
phone bonds. AVe have got to get at
those assets and realize on them, and the
only way to do it and get anywhere near
what they are worth is to adopt the plan
of reorganization Just given to you. Tf
you put the whole assets through the
hands of a receiver, it will be a long time
before you realize on your accounts and
then you will get 60 per cent or 60 per
cent at best.
"There is $1,000,000 in bonds in the
bank. We are bound to lose if these
bonds are ' sold when purchasers have
hammered down the market to the very
lowest point. I believe if this course is
followed and the bank's affairs are
wound up by the receiver the losses of
depositors in the City of Portland will
amount to more than the city put into
the Lewis and' Clarke Exposition, which
was nearly $1,000,000.
Under a Heavy Expense.
"Every day we let things go on as they
are now, we pay a heavy expense. The
sooner this is stopped the better. Sen
ator Simon and Receiver Devlin have
both assured me that they are anxious
to do all they can to aid the depositors
and want to close up the matter just
as soon as possible. I believe In three
years' time I will get all my money, with
interest and perhaps some profit, if the
reorganization plan is followed. The
bonds are good. Coupons for 5 per cent
interest are paid semi-annuallyy In Dos
Angeles and New York and may be col
lected through your banker.
"If things go on through a receivership,
we may expect a. 15 per cent dividend
between now and January 1. This, I con
sider, the best possible hope. How long
will it be before the next division? Pos
sibly by next July we could get a further
20 per cent dividend. In a year from
that time there would perhaps be a fur-
(Concluded on Page 4
Outlook for the
King of Siam Buys Wine
CELEBRATES HIS BIRTHDAY
Most Popular Man at German
FIREWORKS LIGHT UP SKY
Everybody in Homburg Drinks
Champagne, Besides Other Wine
' and Beer Lavish Celebration
Costs King $250,000.
HOMBURG. Germany, Sept. 21. King
Phulalongkorn. of Siam. today invited all
Homburg to join in celebrating his birth
day. Champagne and red and white wines
of other descriptions were served at the
Kurhaus without any limit, it being ar
ranged by-the chief minister advising the
King that each person who paid a trifling
fee should become temporarily a member
of the Kurhaus and be entitled to three ;
bottles of wine, one each of champagne :
and white and red wine, while in the ;
grounds of the Kurhaus three pavilions ;
were erected where free beer was dis
tributed to all.
The King decided that the celebration :
should continue at his expense for three
days. He Is also distributing large sums
of money to the poor, the benevolent so
cieties and tonight he gave a banquet
to 600 persons. '
The people of Homburg are joining in ;
the spirit of the King's hospitality. His
Majesty's portrait is in every shop win
dow, the houses are decorated with the
Siamese flag and an immense quantity of
fireworks was burned tonight at city ex
pense. The daily outlay of King Chulalongkorn
In normal times, while traveling, is about
$3000 for the hotel bill of himself and his
suite. It Is presumed that the celebra--
tion of his birthday will cost $250,000, as
the managers of the Kurhaus have been
hastily gathering In wines by the carload
from the neighboring cities. It Is esti
mated tbat the King of Slam has already
spent $1,500,000 in Germany alone.
ITO'S PROGRAMME APPROVED
Mikado Makes Him Prince and
Sends Him to Reform Corea.
TOKIO. Sept. 21. Prince Ito, the Japan
ese Resident General of Corea, leaves
here tomorrow for Seoul. Just before his
Investiture at the palace this morning he
spoke freely of the future of Corea. Dur
ing the month that Ito has been in Tokio,
Corea has been his only theme, and the
result is that the Emperor and his Min
isters have given unanimous approval to
his programme for reform. In fact never,
except In war, have the politicians of
Japan been so united. Discussing this
subject today. Prince Ito showed a depth
of feeling unusual In Japanese.
"It Is right," he declared, "and there
fore must be done. It must succeed. If
It is possible of human accomplishment."
Ito has opposed steadfastly the annex
ation of Corea, and this against his
friends and advisers. Instead, he drew
up a programme providing for equitable
land laws, a fair system of taxation, the
protection of life and property, education,
fair courts of Justice, and the stern aboli
tion of corruption.
The estimated cost of these reforms to
Japan is placed at $10,000,000 in Ave: years
and this has been approved. It will not
become a tax upon Corea.
At the conclusion of this significant In
terview, Prince Ito spoke of the friend
ly relations between Japan and the
United States, and expressed his ad
miration for President Roosevelt.
"America Is out friend," he said. "We
are friends of America. The recent talk
of war finds no support among the
statesmen of Japan or the United States.
War between these two countries Is un
speakable and impossible."
FRENCH WILIi RENEW ATTACK
Peace Negotiations at C'asa Blanca
PARIS. Sept. 21. It is officially an
nounced that the peace negotiations at
Casa Blanca, with the hostile Moors,
have failed and that General Drude will
assume the offensive.
A Shadow on William's Path.