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VOL- XXVI. NO. .J9.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 29, 1907.
PRICE FIVE CENTS,
Line Is Not a Purely
IS LINK IN THE ROCK ISLAND
Will Make Portland Terminus
of Still Another Great
BACKED BY CLARK MILLIONS
Complete Connection Made by
Moffat's Denver Railway.
HARRIMAN BEATEN IN RACE
Proposed Extension From This City
Will Give Central Oregon Long
Wished Railroad Trains to Be
Hauled by Electric Power.
There is abundant reason to believe
that Portland and Salt Lake City are
coon to be connected by a new lhlk In
a transcontinental railroad chain that
Is to be forged as fast as labor and
sufficient capital can complete - the
task. Concealed behind the seemingly
local electric line enterprise of the
Mount Hood Railway & Power Com
pany are said to be the .matured plans
for the Salt Lake project, backed by the
millions of Senator W. A. Clark and his
associate Interests. E. P. Clark, of Los
Angles, directing genius of the Mount
Hood road, who gave his personal at
tention to the initial work done In
Portland, came to the Pacific North
west as the personal representative of
his distinguished namesake.
When Senator Clark first placed his
stamp of approval on the maps of the
locating engineers for the San Pedro,
Los Angeles & Salt Lake It was a part
of the proposed construction to ex
tend one arm of the new transportation
system to Oregon. Later the finan
cial influences of the Harrlman system
grasped control of the new road and
by means of clever traffic agreements
and manipulation squeezed the new line
into a mere link of the larger system.
There was an Immediate veto. of plans
for the Oregon line and for the time
being Oregon's development was re
tarded. Link in Rock Island System.
With secrecy that smacks of the
previous conquests of George Gould,
but which, it Is believed by persons
well advlRed, is In reality the linking
of the Rock Island system and the
Moffat Railroad between Denver and
Salt Lake City, the plans for the new
road Into Portland have been practi
cally completed. Though it has been
denied and will be denied again. It
can be asserted with confidence that
the site of the Inman & Poulsen Lum
ber Company yards and docks between
East Sherman and East Caruthers
streets will be the water-front termi
nals of the new lino and that it will
enter Portland over a route lying
through and across the Ladd farm.
Practically all details for the entrance
o the road to the city over that route
have been concluded and meanwhile
engineering parties have completed the
location across to the Eastern slope
of the Cascades, thence southeasterly
His Busy Month.
" 1 W'-'lV !HJ ' iMill .l
toward Central Nevada to the eastern
terminus at Salt Lake City.
Surprise to Kngincers.
It may surprise some engineers to
learn that a route has been found by
which the line will make a gradual
ascent of Mount Hood, to the south
east of that eminence and through to
.the upper Deschutes on a compensat
ing grade of less than 1 per cent, but
such Is a fact and tho construction
crews already engaged In the vicinity
of Bull Run and between that point
and Falrview will be rapidly advanced
along the route so that considerable
of tho heavier part of the work will
probably be completed during the
Approaching the Derfthutes at, a point
not far from the mouth ,of Warm
Springs Creek, It will follow up the
Deschutes, cross the spur of Walkers
Range and thence proceed in a south
erly course to the drainage of Spragua
River and thence up that stream to
F ... j
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E. P. Clark. President of Monit
Hood Hallway A Power Com
pany.. the southeast, through the Klamath
Indian reservation and thence in a
nearly direct line to Wlnnemucca. 1
Tap Irrigated Districts. ,
The main line will be built with re
gard to the shortest mileage and best
route, while branches are projected to
tap" the irrigated districts of Crook,
Klamath and Lake Counties, but these
are to follow the completion of tha
through' line which is lust at present
th objective feature of the entire en
terprise. - Engineers have been over the route
repeatedly, parties having easily main
tained the secret of their purpose and
work because of the activity f the
Harrlman system engineers in the same
territory. That portion of the route
south of the headwaters of the Des
chutes may undergo changes, as the
locations have not been definitely
One route would divert from that
above outlined near the south bound
ary of Crook County and thence fel
low what would be an almost air line
past Silver Lake. Summer Lake
through the big timber around Paisley
and the Chewaucan and thence by way
of Lakeview. But it is asserted that
some heavy grades would be encount
ered on that route that can be avoided
by the other.
Called on Senator Clark.
An Oregon man heavily interested
in Coos Bay was a member of a com
mittee that calied on Senator W. A.
Clark several years ago to acquaint
him- with the advantages of the Ore
gon Coast as an outlet to tldewj-.ter
and was informed by Mr. Clark that it
was the intention to build into Ore
gon as soon aa the Los Angeles' line
could be finished. Why the projected
line was not built by the Salt Lake
road became public property in the re
cent investigation of Union Pacific.
That Mr. Harrlman made It impossi
ble to do so was the evidence of the
former Senator from Montana.
But it is, or will be. very plain to
Oregon people soon, unless the in
fluence of Wall street can again stop
the efforts of the copper magnate, that
one bad bargain did not deter the in
tention to afford better transportation
facilities and actual competition In the
territory Intervening between Salt
Lake City and the Pacific Ocean.
Moffat a Dangerous Rival.
Another antagonist to arouse the ire of
the Union Pacific powers has been the
Denver, Northwestern & Pacific, generally
referred to In the newspapers as "the
Concluded on Pa;e 10.)
HARRY MURPHY TAKES A HASTY
Was He Held or Was He Pushed?
GET RID OF
Democrats Hope for
ONLY WAY TO KILL RADICALS
Admits Party Has Slim Chance
END PERENNIAL CANDIDATE
Bryan Less Dangerous to Party as
Choice for President Than as a
Radical Leader Let Him
' Lead Forlorn Hope.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Sept. 2S.-(Spe-cial.)
Since the autumnal influx of mem
bers of Congress set in. Investigation
among the Democratic contingent has de
veloped a feeling regarding W. J. Bryan
and next year's presidential campaign
that Is peculiar, to say the least, and
would create a great sensation if the ob
ligation not to use names and quotation
marks was removed.
A good many Democrats are on record
as favoring the nomination of Mr. Bryan
for a third time, but the reason they
want him has nothing to do with any
hoe of party success in 1908. They want
him because they believe the Democratic
party must take another drubbing before
a certain element that has been promi
nent in It since 1896 will understand that
it is impossible to unite the party under
Its direction, because they , regard Mr.
Bryan as less dangerous to the party as
a candidate than otherwise, and because
they believe a third defeat will retire
Mr. Bryan to tho background for." good
and remove an obstacle to getting to
gether In the future with some hope of
party success. 1
Thorn In Side of Party. .
It Is asserted by Democratic leaders
that Mr. Bryan will be a thorn In the
side of the party as long as a certain sec
tion of the rank and file believes he has
a chance to win an election. Therefore,
they point out, he, can do less harm to
the party as a candidate for the Presi
dency than be can as an idol of a large
number In a private capacity. The year
1904 is cited as an example. Then Dem
ocratic defeat was lHld by the .Bryan
element to A. B. Parker and the In
fluences that made him. It was con
tended that the result would have been
altogether different if Mr. Bryan had
been the candidate. And so it would be
again. If the party go down to defeat
under the leadership of anybody except
Mr. Bryan, it is declared with much em
phasis. Work of Shopworn Candidate.
These paradoxical Democrats, . who are
in favor of Mr. Bryan's nomination be
cause at heart they are against him, ad
mit privately that their party is In des
perate straits. They think It has a slim
chance of success with any candidate
under present conditions; that it might
make an Improved showing with a new
candidate who is not shopworn, but that,
all things considered, if a licking must
be taken, it will be better to take it
under Mr. Bryan.
ANNOUNCE CANDIDACY DEC. 7
Nebraska Democracy Arranges Dol
lar Banquet lit Bryan's Honor.
OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 2S.TSpeclal.) The
long-planned Democratic lovefeast, ,at
which the peerless one is to announce his
willingness to be slaughtered for the
third time tor his party's good, is finally
fixed for December 7. The affair will
be under the auspices of the Dahlman
Democracy, and James C. Dahlman,
Omaha's cowboy mayor and Nebraska's
Democratic National committeeman, will
be toastmaster. Many war horses of tha
party from other parts of the country
w'll attend and give the occasion national
It wfll be a silver dollar dinner, Demo
cratic in every sense of the word, with
all the eatables set out on the table
The Lady and the Fly Harry.
for the guests to help themselves. One
thousand guests will be Invited.
"We hope Mr. Bryan will honor us by
making announcement of his candidacy
for the Presidency during, his address on
the evening of December 7." said the
Mayor. "We desire much to make this
banquet the big starting place for suc
cess in the next campaign. This banquet
is to take the place of the one scheduled
for last month at Lincoln and post
poned at the last minute at Mr. Bryan's
personal request. This morning a letter
was received from Charles W. Bryan
in Lincoln, saying his brother could at
tend the banquet In Omaha on the date
SOON FIX FARM LIMIT
Secretary Garfield Deliberating as
to the Acreage.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Sept. 28. Secretary Garfield will
fix the farm unit for the Umatilla irriga
tion project as soon as he decides whether
ten or 20 acres of that land is ample to
suport ' a family. Because of the high
fertility of the soil and its adaptability to
fruit raising the farm unit will be excep
tionally low. Shipments can be made both
to Portland and Spokane w.here a ready
market can always be found.
It Is quite probable that the Secretary
will stipulate that settlers under this pro
ject shall make their first annual water
payment at tne time of filing on the land.
This is to prevent speculation. It was an
nounced at the White House today that
the President will not appoint a successor
to Judge Wickersham In Alaska until
after his return from the West.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 84
degrees; minimum. 51.
TODAY'S Occasional rain; southerly winds.
Irish Radical! driving Redmond into ag
gressive home-rule fight. Section 4,
Growing German influence in Turkey. Sec
tion 4, page 1.
German army officer kills wronged husband
in duel. Section 1, page 10.
Secretary Taft arrives in Japan. Section 1,
Uhler's scorching condemnation of Captain
Francke of the Dakota. Section 4,
Democrats anxious to nominate Bryan in
order to get rid of him. Section 1,
Bryan to announce candidacy at Omaha
banquet. Section 1, page 1.
Fairbanks defeated in Methodist Confer
ence by women. Section 1, page 2..
One killed and two fatally injured in auto
mobile race. Section 1. page 2. .
Cow lives after five weeks' fast, caught In
Hicks, the weather prophet, predicts stormy
October. Section 1. page 4.
Hepburn law deposes Stubbs as 'dictator of
Pacific freight rates. Section 1, page 2.
Railroads will shift blame for wrecks to
labor unions. Section 1, page 10. -Eight
persons killed In train wreck in Ohio.
Section 1. page 1.
Squires beaten In 19 rounds by Sullivan.
Section 2 page -3.
Results of athletic meet at Kansas City.
Section 2, page 4.
Fremont Older is kidnaped by San Fran
cisco grafters, but Is released. Section
1. page 2.
Dummy trustee for Barber testifies- in
Borah trial. Section 1, page 4.
Senator .Piles proposes to keep agreement
with Ankeny. Section 2, page 2.
Wallace Jury finds Hicks not guilty. Sec
tion 2. page 3.
Senator Fulton and Mr. Cake clash over
question of state's rights. Section 1.
Sportsmen waiting for opening of pheasant
season on Tuesday. Section 3, page 10.
China pheasant season opens. Section 4,
Betting on races not necessary to successful
meetings. Section 4. page 6.
Over 200 hunting licenses Issued in one day.
Section 4. tage 6. ,
Portland wins In single-run game. Section
4, page 7.
Blight prospects for football. 8ectlon 4,
Portland and Vicinity.
Mrs. Waymire. woman in Mayor Lane con
spiracy case, arrested at Vancouver. . Sec
tion 1, page 1.
Judge Webster talks for state's rights at
Republican smoker. Section 1, page 11.
Army officer's wife asks big damages for
unlawful use of her photograph. Section
2. page 12.
Bishop Thoburn says Secretary Taft vIs
greatest statesman. Section 3, page 6.
Conduct of Christian Advocate up for dis
cussion. Section 8. page 8.
Combine enforces fixed Insurance rates. Sec
tion 8, page 8.
Plans for Rose Festival erystallxtng. Sec
tion 8, nags 8.
Colonel Fleming, of Kansas City, talks of
Republican convention. Section 3,
Tom Richardson tells how Eugene raised
(12.000 fund. Section 8. page 9.
Terminal situation remains unsettled. Sec
tion 8, nags 10.
GLANCE AT A FEW IMPORTANT EVENTS OF
Here's Where Our Tough Friend
Gets In. .
Woman in Conspiracy
- Case Caught.
POSES AS INNOCENT VICTIM
Gives Voluble Explanation of
MEN ADMITTED TO BAIL
Official Investigation Reveals Vn
savory Facts Concerning K. S.
Raddlng Unions Suspect Him
of . Being a Spy.
DAY'S DEVELOPMENTS FN" CON
Mrs. Belle Waymire. young woman
who attacked Mayor I.ane as part of
supposed blackmailing plot. Is ar
rested at Vancouver. Wash., after
avoiding authorities two days. She
resists extradition and attempts to
discredit Mayor's account of the af
fair. Warrants are issued by District
Attorney Manning charging Mrs.
Wayrhlre, E. S. Raddlng and L. L.
Mandelay with attempting to extort
C. M. Habyl, organizer of Painters'
Union, goes before Mr. Manning and
makes statement yiat the woman's
accomplice, Raddlng, told him he
was shadowing a woman and would
get $1000 for the task.
Mayor Lane reiterates story of foul
assault and says he is ready to prose
cute in any court.
Police Detective Hellyer locates
woman's apartment in the Marquam
rooming-house and learns of bitter
quarrel there between man and
woman, the night: of attack on
Lead is secured by the police
tending to show that others are in
volved In the affair, and that the
trio under arrest are only dupes:
Raddlng and Mandelay are released
on ball in the sum of S50O each,
pending arraignment before Munici
pal Judge Cameron, tomorrow morn
ing. Tentative arrangements made to
bring Mrs. Waymire to Portland to
day to face the charges against her.
Mrs. Belle Waymire, the young woman
who assaulted Mayor Harry Lane at his
private office In the Hamilton building
last Thursday night, obviously for the
purpose of extortion or blackmail, was
arrested last night at Vancouver, Wash.
She spent last night In the County Jail
at that place, refusing to accompany the
police to Portland front the Washington
town without extradition papers until
Monday morning. An effort will be made,
however, to bring her to the City Jail
here this forenoon. The woman vigor
ously protests hor innocence of wrong
doing and says she will have no trouble
disproving the accusations made against
Mrs. Waymire's arrest was effected by
Sheriff Sapplngton, of Clark County,
Washington, shortly after 6:30 P. M. He
found her In a Vancouver apartment
house, where she had been since late
Thursday night, following the attack on
Mayor Iane.. She made no effort to es
cape arrest, although it was clear she
had Intended keeping out of sight of the
Though there were several important
developments in the case yesterday, much
remains to be learned. Tho case presents
many perplexing features. The authori
ties are convinced It was a plot to com
promise the Mayor. In the light of the
developments presented at this time,
there Is no room for any. other conclu
sion. Whether the plotters were after money,
official positions for one or more of the
party, or were merely the tools of per
verted political enemies and sharpers Is
what the authorities are now bending
every energy to learn.
While Mrs. Waymire, B. E. Raddlng
and L. L. Mandelay have been Involved
in the affair and arrested as the active
Look Fleaaaat. Please, Mr. President.
principals, it Is believed others are
implicated. In fact, the Police Depart
ment has a clear lead upon which sev
eral officers are working to establish
that the plot was devised by men who
might benefit by the besmirching of
Mayor Lane's character. Raddlng,
Mrs. Waymire and possibly Mandelay
were only the dupes of these conspir
ators, it is alleged.
Raddlng, the ex-secretary of the La
bor party's campaign committee, who
admits he is the man who smashed in
Mayor Lane's door, when Mrs. Way
mire's scream,s were heard in the of
fice, secured his release on ball in the
sum of 3500 late last night. Mande
lay, who went to the Hamilton build
ing with Raddlng and awaited the
woman's screams, also secured ball.
The two men left the station with
their lawyer, Seneca Fouts.
Both Protest Innocence.
Mandelay still professed to have no
guilty knowledge of the affair, while
Raddlng said he had nothihng to fear.
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f iti s'i r.i' . i i'.iKiia iimrjiiiioi-iMtiirlsl t
Senator W. A. (lark. Wboae
Milliona are Behind Portlaad
Salt Lake Road.
as he did nothinhjj more serious than
to respond to cries for help where
help was needed. The formal charge
against the two men, as against Mrs.
Waymire, is attempting to extort prop
erty. The complainant is Thomas Q.
Greene, a friend of Mayor Lane's, and
a Police Commissioner.
When Mrs. Waymire was arrested at
Vancouver, she took a stand similar
to that maintained by Raddlng. At
first she declined to make any "state
ment of her case, but later was in
duced to. give her story of the occur
rence. She flatly denied Mayor Lane's
charges against her.
The woman did not seem in the least
agitated when taken to the Clark
County Jail by the Sheriff.
No Cause for Worry.
T have done nothing wrong over
which I need worry," she said over and
She is a strikingly handsome woman,
possibly a trifle stout. She has large
brown eyes and an abundance of black
hair attractively arranged. She says
her age Is 20 years, although she looked
to be at least 24. She was neatly but
not flashily dressed and wore a broad
band wedding ring and another ring
with a small diamond. Wnlle . she
seemed retiring in the presence of the
officers, there was nevertheless a sug
gestion of boldness in her expression
and manner. ,
In answer to questions she told an
Oregonian representative that she came
to Portland, March 14 of this year, from
Oklahoma. Her former home has been
a small settlement named Stlgley, near
Muskogee, Okla., she said. She came
here following separation from her
husband, giving their only child into
his keeping under an agreement. That
the woman was truthful in this respect
is indicated by mall from Oklahoma
Intercepted by the police.
Admits Her Identity.
"I admit that I am the lady who was
In Mayor Lane's office Thursday night
and who screamed for help," she said.
"I did not Intend to blackmail any one
I was only protecting myself," she
Mrs. Waymiro had no explanation to
offer for Raddlng's presence In the
building. She said she did not know
the man was there until after he broke
in the doors. While admitting she was
acquainted with Raddlng, she ' denied
that they were close friends. As to
Mandelay she denied having ever heard
of him before the announcement was
made of hla arrest In connection with
the affair. In presenting her side of
the affair, which she did reluctantly,
(Concluded on Page 8.)
I CnNT BUILD
That'll Hold Him for Awhile Lowrer.
EIGHT ARE KILLED
Passenger Train De
molished in Ohio.
ALL IN SMOKING CAR MANGLED
Trains Brought Together by
Neglect to Throw Switch.
ENGINEER ROASTED ALIVE
"Spring Chicken" Company Has A
. Narrow Escape, but Loses Music
al Director's Conducting Arm.
General Manager on Scene.
WHEELING, W. Va., Sept. 28. Fif
teen men were killed and a score In
jured, several fatally. at Bellalre,
Ohio, this afternoon, when the Chicago
and Wheeling express, cn the Balti
more & Ohio Railroad, crashed Into a
freight train which was moving
slowly onto a siding. The dead:
MICHAEL HEINZE. Wheeling.
WILLIAM SHAW. Wnecling.
CARL BEilAN, Milwaukee.
N. GALBRAITH, freight engineer,
F. E. MOTZ, freight conductor.
Newark, Ohio. ,
HARRY SEITZ. Massillon, Ohio.
H. A. LIPSCOMB, passenger engi
F. L. ROSS. Cleveland.
W. D. DOSANT.
D. N. KNEER,
E. J. BLUMBAUGH, mall clerk,
BENNY DALY, Pittsburg.
Sixteen others were hurt, mostly
resldi-nts of this city.
i Failed to Throw Switch.
The wreck was due. it is said, to tha
failure of an operator to throw a
switch. The west-bound freight had
received orders to meet the passenger
at the western limits of the Bellalre
yards and was moving slowly along the
siding. v nere the wrecic occurred
there is a sharp curve, which prevents
the engineers of east-bound trains
from seeing more than a few feet
ahead. The passenger train swung
around the curve rapidly, being three
hours late, and should have gone In
safety on the main line. The switch
had not been thrown and tha train
shot Into the freight. "
All In Smoker Dead or Injured.
The worst damage was done to tha
smoker, which was telescoped by tha
baggage car. Eveij- occupant of the
smoker was injun I or ..illed. The
passengers In the day coach and two
Pullmans were tumbled from their
scats but not seriously hurt. N.
Galbraith, the engineer, was burned to)
a crisp by escaping steam.
General Manager Fitzgerald, who
was in the neighborhood on an inspec
tion tour, and General Superintendent
W. C Loree. of Wheeline. suDerin-
Vtended the rescue work.
' Opera Company Escapes.
Among the passengers were the
members . of the Richard Charles
"Spring Chicken" Opera Company,
which was to have played at Wheeling
this evening. All the members of tho
company escaped serious Injury. A.
Dalby, the musical director. It was
found necessary to amputate his right .
At the office of Mr. Loree tonight it
was said that the officials were not i
yet certain who was to blame for the j
accident, but a thorough lnvestiga- j
tlon is under way. j
Willie Shoots Out Ethel's Eyes.
Vancouver, b. c. Sept. 28. Ethel
Rolkjer, aged 9, Is In a Vancouver hos
pital suffering from a gunshots wound.
She will undoubtedly lose the sight of
both eyes. Yesterday she visited a neigh
bor's" house. She had a quarrel with
Willis Biyd, aged 10. The lad ordered her
to go home; she refused and sat down on
a doorstep. The boy seized a rifle and
fired. The bullet plowed through her '
The Wrong Drink and Not the Bight