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VOL. XXVI NO. 52.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 29, 1907.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ON GREAT CITIES
Spreads Like Prairie
Fire Through East.
, VICTIMS BY TEN THOUSANDS
Streetcar Service in Pittsburg
CHICAGO EXPECTS ATTACK
Feared That Epidemic May Surpass
That of 1889-00 Many Actors
and Singers Are Disabled
by the Dread Disease.
ALARMING RPRKAD OF THE
CltT. . Cases. Deaths.
Pittsburg 75.000 1M
New York 5O.000 C.8
Boston 60.000 ."3
(levoland K.noo ltt
Cincinnati S.nnn J1
Haltiinora 2I.OK 4",
Philadelphia 2.1.000 14
CHICAGO. Dec. 28. (Special.) Deadly
Rrlppe, which has already fastened itself
upon nearly every city cast of the Mis
sissippi River, is spreading westward
with appalling rapidity. Not since the
terrible epidemic, of 18S9-90 have there
been such ravages by the fearful malady
as at the present time, according to spe
cial dispatches gathered tonight from
many sources. Mild, open weather, high
ly unseasonable, is held responsible by
Pittsburg is the chief complainant. So
many people there are ill that the street
car service is crippled and office build
ings are practically empty. .Besides
Pittsburg. New York, .Baltimore, Cincin
nati, Philadelphia, Boston, Cleveland,
Milwaukee and other Eastern and "West
ern cities were reported to be wrestling
with the disease, a number of deaths in
each city occurring dally.
Travels Like Prairie Fire.
"Ijo. grippe, as the French call it." said
Tr. Herman Spalding, of the Chicago
Health Department, "'travels with the
speed of a prairie Are. It travels along
the lines of transportation, as it is car
ried by travelers from one city to an
other. It is decidedly contagious and
there is no effective way of checking Rs
spread. If other cities become badly af
fected, Chicago is sure to be hit, because
EXACT TIME OF NEW YEAR.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2S. The
Naval Observatory has made the
usual arrangements to flash the sig
nal marking the Instant of the be
ginning of the new year to the four
standard time belts of the country.
The time for each belt will be sent
out from Washington during the
five minutes " preceding the hour of
' midnight in each respective beltT
of the thousands of travelers who arrive
dally in Chicago from every point of the
"Keep up your vitality, get plenty
of fresh air and exercise in the day
time and sleep with your bed-room
window open. These are the only pre
cautionary measures which can be
taken in regard to the grippe," was
the warning Issued by Health Com
Deadly Epidemic of 1889.
At each of the hospitals hope was
expressed that Chicago would not suf
fer from the grippe this year, as it did
during the worldwide epidemic which
began just about this time in the year
1889. That epidemic extended througU
"I've Got to Get on the Water Wagon.'
the 'Winter and Spring months of 1S90,
claiming 64 lives in January, 37 in
February and 112 for the entire year.
It was estimated that at one time in
January of that year there were nearly
100,000 persons suffering from attacks
of grippe in Chicago. The record of
the Chicago Health Department shows
that in the year 1899 the heaviest
death rate from grippe occurred, 311
persons dying in the city.
Dr. Arthur R. Edwards said tonight
that the grippe was taking hold of
Chicago and that be understood that
there were many cases in the city.
"I do not know how serious the dis
ease is," said Dr. Edwards, "but if other
cities have epidemics of It, Chicago can
not escape, as it is a disease that spreads
All Eastern Cities Surfer.
The disquieting reports which come
from other cities in regard to the spread
ing of the grippe, would indicate that
there might be a world epidemic unless
the disease is stopped in some way. City
Physician B. A. Booth, of Pittsburg, says
the present epidemic may break the rec
ord set in 1S89. He declares that the
malady's start in that year was traced
back through Europe and Asia and Anally
located in Hong Kong, China.
Prom New York word comes that the
grippe has begun a devastating crusade
in that city and that among its victims
have been opera singers and many actors
and actresses.' There were 63 deaths in
the metropolis last week. Besides this
there were many deaths from pneumonia,
influenced by the grippe bacillus.
Physicians in Boston say there are at
least 60,000 cases now in that city. Cin
cinnati has 2000 cases and physicians say
that new cases are developing by the
score every hour. In Baltimore there is
hardly a household without a case.
WILL NOT WED DELINK
CAMILLE JOHNSON BREAKS A
MATCH WITH TITLED MAX.
Wedding Set for December Is Post
poned After Bride Has Pur
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 28. (Special.)
"Word has reached the friends of Miss
Camille Johnson in Berkeley, of the
breaking of her engagement with the
Hon. James Delaney, the titled Irish
landowner, to whom she became engaged
after meeting him at the home of her
cousin, Lord Ormonde, of Kilkenny Cas
tle. The wedding was originally sched
uled to take place early in December,
Miss Johnson setting sail for England
last June, after having purchased her
trousseau and made other arrangements
for the ceremony.
Friends of the prospective bride were
much concerned at not learning of de
tails of the wedding, and were greatly
surprised when they heard from her to
day that the ceremony had not taken
place, and that ' she would probably re
turn here in the Spring.
The Hon. James Delaney is 40 years
old. .Miss Johnson Is 27. J. Howard
Johnson, her brother, was not inclined
to discuss the matter last night, and
would say little other than that he was
inclined to believe the marriage had only
been temporarily postponed.
Miss Johnson, who is a graduate of
the University, with the class of 190G,
has been traveling abroad since her grad
uation. PROVIDE FOR PRESIDENTS
Cleveland Advocates Pension After
Term of Office Ends.
NEW YORK. Dec. 2S. Ex-President
Grover Cleveland, under the title of
"Our People and Their Ex-Presidents,"
has contributed an interesting article to
the Youths' Companion for January 5.
Referring to the poverty of Jefferson
after he left the Presidency as a blow to
National pride, Mr. Cleveland declares
definite and generous provision should be
made for the maintenance of chief magis
trates at the end of their terms. He deals
with the subject at length, and explains
that he 'feels he can do so without his
sincerity being questioned, since he is
beyond the-need of aid from the public
Parker Out of Politics.
CHICAGO, Dec. 28. Seattle was select
ed as the meeting place of the American
Bar Association at a meeting of the
executive committee of the organization
held here today in the office of Jacob M.
Dickinson, president of the association.
The convention will assemble August 25.
Alton B. Parker, who was one of the
committee members, present, declaimed
himself out of politics and said that he
will view all future campaigns as an
MURPHY MAKES A FEW PICTORIAL OBSERVATIONS ON NEW YEAR'S MOST IMPORTANT
"The First . Step Is to Remove Temptation."
One Dead, Two Injured
in Fierce Duel.
TENANTS WON'T QUIT HOUSE
Clubs and Pitchforks Used Be
fore Guns Are Secured.
PROMINENT FARMER SLAIN
James Mankin Seeks to Eject Wals
wortb and Son Brother Aids In
Battle and Three Arrests Are
Made Coroner at Scene.
JACKSONVILLE, Or., Dec. 28. (Spe
cial.) One man dead and - two seriously
wounded is the result of a duel fought
with shotguns and Winchesters at the
Mankin ranch, two miles .south of this
city, this evening. The dead man. is
James Mankinr a prosperous and re
spected rancher. The two wounded men
are C. H. Walsworth and the 19-year-old
son, N. W. Walsworth. ,
The trouble arose over an attempt by
Mankin to eject Walsworth and family
from a house on the Mankin ranch.
James Mankin, the dead man, and the
senior Walsworth fought with clubs and
pitchforks for nearly an hour, when sud
denly Walsworth turned and ran into the
house and secured a rifle and began
shooting at Mankin.
s Brother Brings Guns.
Henry Mankin, brother to the dead
man, hearing the report of the rifle,
rushed to his brother's assistance with
a shotgun and rifle. N. W. Walsworth
attempted to shoot Henry Mankin when
he himself received a charge of shot in
the fa.ee . aid. dropped his gun and fled.
The elder Walsworth then shot and
killed James Mankin. Henry Mankin
threw his shotgun aside, secured the
rifle, and shot Walsworth in the left eye
and through the lower jaw.
Walsworth had been traveling with a
magic lantern show and this Fall se
cured employment as a- woodchopper at
the Mankin ranch. The house which
Walsworth had been occupying is owned
by other parties, to whom Walsworth
claims he paid the rent to January 4,
and when told by the Mankins to vacate
he refused to do so. The house, how
ever, is on the Mankin land, and this
morning James Mankin secured legal ad
vice, and armed with authority went to
Walsworth's home with the above re
sults. Walsworth Very Drunk.
Walsworth was brought to this city
this evening, . the son arriving a few
minutes ahead of him. Both are now
confined at County Jail. The Mankins
are highly respected people, and have
always bore ' good reputations, while
Walsworth, it is alleged, is of a very
troublesome nature. He came into town
this morning and proceeded to imbibe a
always borne good reputations, while
that there would be a fight at the Man
kin ranch of great magnitude.
Coroner Kellogg is expected to arrive
tomorrow, when an inquest will be held.
Henry Mankin has been arrested.
PUSH ANTI-RENT STRIKE
Xcw York Tenants Stand Firm and
Landlords Dispossess Some.
NEW YORK, Dec 28. The campaign
for lower rents, which hundreds of ten
ants on the East fide are waging
against the landlords, went merrily on
today, with both sides confident of their
positions. The landlords commenced
retaliatory measures against the ten
ants by servjng dispossess notices in
several cases where the tenants re-
"I'll Climb Aboard as She Goes By."
THE STORY OF OREGON. .
Pictures will play an important
part in the New Year's Oregonian
that will be published next
Wednesday, January 1, 1908. There
will be illustrations of Portland's
.new skyscrapers, of her homes and
of her harbor; views along the
North Bank road and the Oregon
Electric Railway; scenes in the
orchard, wheat and livestock dis
tricts; accurate portrayals of the
great lumber, .mining and dairy
ing industries. These pictures will
give to. residents of other states
a more definite impression of Ore
gon than they could get other
wise, and pictures carry conv
tion at a glance.
Exports from Portland during
1907, especially shipments of wheat
and flour, have been greater than
those of any former year. This
record and the bumper crop in the
territory tributary to this city wilt
be dealt with in a comprehensive
article In the New JT ear's number.
The article will be accompanied by
illustrations of giant grain car
riers on the Willamette, and infor
mation about Portland's harbor
will also be presented. The paper
will tell of the many fine build
ings erected during the year;
Portland's advantages as a resi
dence city; the city's manufacture
i,ng and Jobbing business; the ex
ceptional opportunities for invest
ment in local realty, and many
other phases of Portland's life and
Numerous articles and Illustra
tions will also portray Oregon's
vast resources, with special em
phasis laid on the progress in hor
ticulture. The New Year's Or
egonian will give to everyone in
the state an opportunity to tell
his friends in the East about Or
egon. Price 5 cents, postage 3
cents, to any part of the United
fused to pay the rents. Several land
lords, rather than have their property
left vacant, lowered rents.
The fight for reduced rents has
spread to the Brownsville section of
Brooklyn. Meetings of the striking
tenants were held in the East Side to
night and measures were adopted which
were calculated to strengthen their
Two meetings called for the purpose of
protesting against high rents were broken
up by the police tonight when it was
found that the speakers were addressing
the meetings without permits. The action
of the police caused much comment,, the
police being charged by the onlookers
with using their clubs freely. The mass
meetings for which permits had been
obtained were not interfered with by
SHE i3 TRULY DEMOCRATIC
MAY SUTTOX REFUSES TO DON
Elected Queen of Rose Tournament,
She Will Wear Simple Amer-
' - lean Gown.
PASADENA, Cal., Dee. 2 8. May Sut
ton, queen of the tournament of roses.
Is disregarding all the traditions of the
fete. She refuses to appear in regal
robes, and will reign in the simple
garb of an American girl. Protests of
friends will not move her determina
tion. "There is more real glory In wear
ing the ordinary American cut of gown
than in donning ail the purple of roy
alty." she said tonight. "I shall wear
a plain, white dress, and on my head
will be a wreath of sweet, fresh roses,
instead of the jewel-studded crown
they would have me don, as have the
queens before me."
Miss Sutton was born in England, in
the reign of Victoria, but she does not
believe in royalty.
FIRE EATS MICHIGAN TOWN
Consumes Village of Richards Land
ing Tjoss $200,000.
SAUIT STE. MARIE; Mich., Dec 28.
A message from Richards Landing says
that that village was destroyed by fire
last night. Loss estimated at $300,000.
There are only three business buildings
left. Details are not obtainable.
Richards Landing is a town on St. Jo
sephs Island, below the Soo. . The popu
lation is nearly a thousand.
It There Isn't Iick Bull boy!"
BOSS' 01 WEST
Kept $202,435 in Title
PROFITS OF HIGH FINANCE
Receiver Will Request Him to
HAS BANKER'S SCHEDULE
Pickings Kat, Too, for Ladd & Til
ton, Who This Year Milked the
Institution for $167,363
of Depositors' Cash.
Poverty is not the share of J. Thorburn
Ross from the wreck of the Title Guar
antee and Trust bank, according to a
statement of his property left by him
with the bones of the institution. The
statement shows the president of the de
funct bank still to be the possessor of a
good income and wealth to the value of
$202,435, plucked from the Title company
during the halcyon days, largely from
rake-offs and stock jobbing.
And not only were the pickings fat for
Ross, but also for Ladd & Tilton, who in
less than seven months of the present
year collected from the now defunct bank
the sum of $193,363.40, of which $167,363.40
was principal and interest payments on
two notes for $740,000 owing Ladd & Til
ton, and amounting on April 15, 1907,
to $769,794, including interest. That debt
is now $607,256.86.
Where Did They Get It?
Whence came the $167,363.40 payment to
Ladd & Tilton? As the Ross bank was
run on the money of depositors and the
State, and this money was not separated
from the earnings, there is. little room to
doubt that it came from depositors. If
be added the $26,000 which the bank paid
Ladd & 'niton on November 6, during
the holidays, from the proceeds of a
mortgage sale, the total moneyi collected
by Ladd & Tilton frpm the Institution
since April 15, 1907, was $193,363.40.
Ross will be called upon to give over
to the Title bank the property in his
hands to help pay the bank's creditors.
He obtained his. holdings, as the books
show, by means of rake-offs from deals
between the bank and its various subsid
Fronted by High Finance.
The largest item In Ross property Kst
is $146,000, being the value of 151 shares
in the Commercial Trust Company, which
owns the Commercial building. These
shares of stock he acquired by high
finance, using the money of the Title
company, and not his own.
The statement of Ross property, left by
him in the wreck November 6, is as fol
lows: Twelfth-street property trust, one
fifth Interest $ 7.000
Sunnyside Third Addition, trust
one-eighth interest 1,300
South St. John trust, one-tenth in
Rossmere trust, one-fifth interest. . 12,000
Fitch tract trust, one-flrth Inter
Chase tract trust, one-tenth interest 2,000
North Irvington trust, three-fifths
Commercial Trust Company (Com
Ross, 100 shares; N. Coy, 24
shares; W. W. Reid, 24 shares; A.
A. Llndsley, 3 shares 146,000
Ladd-Ross trust, three-flfths In
terest (Mount Tabor) 20,000
Oregon Land ft Water Company,
, all shares 8.000
Receiver Stands Pat.
This list Ross very much desired to ob
tain from the bank after the smash. He
left it in the bank by oversight. But he
has been unable to get it from the
Vaults, though he has asked Receiver
Mears to deliver the papers to him. Mr.
Voice From Inside "Come on; Just
Mears takes the view that the papers are
the property of the bank until the court
shall order them released.
The Commercial building, at the south
west corner of Second and Washington
streets, is worth perhaps, $300,000, in ad
dition to its mortgage of $100,000, held
by the United States Mortgage & Trust
Company, of New York. , The building is
listed at $300,000 among the assets of the
Commercial Trust Company. On that
sum it is earning fair income.
Gets Comfortable Income.
Of the 303 stock shares of the Commer
cial Trust Company, 152, or 51i per cent,
are owned by the Title Guarantee &
Trust Company, and 151, or 49A per cent
(Concluded on Page 3.)
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 44
degrees; minimum, atj degrees.
TODAY'S Partly cloudy, with rrobably occa
sional light rain; westerly winds.
King Edward guest of titled American worn,
en, Section 8. page.l.
English protest against slavery in Portu
guese colonies. Section 3, page 1.
French doctor says Kaiser William has con
sumption. Section 3, page 1.
Efforts to end dictatorship In Portugal.
Section 4, page 10.
Roosevelt allows troops to remain at Gold-
field on condition Sparks summons Leg
islature. Section 2, page 3.
Fight for appointment of District Attorney
may be carried to White House. Sec-
tlon 1., page 2.
Fleet to sail for Rio Janeiro today. Section
1. page 3.
Immense volume of business done by Treas
ury. Department. Section 4, page 8.
Barrett talks on naval expansion; George
Thatcher on initiative and referendum
at political science convention. Section
2, page S.
Roosevelt predicts Taft's nomination on first
ballot. Section 1, page 1..
Woman murdered In New Jersey identified.
Section 2, page 2.
Kansas City theaters give op fight against
Sunday closing. Section 2, page 3.
North Oarolina refuses again to pay bond
issued In reconstruction days. Section 1,
Terrible epidemic of grippe in East spread
ing westward. Section 1, page 1.
Dr. Hamilton Rice, of Harvard, probably
killed by savages on Amazon. Section 1,
Jim Barry proves another false alarm fight
faker. Section 4, page 6.
Fans showing lrterest in Coast League plans
for 1908. Section 4, page 6.
Referee picks Multnomah te beat St. Louis.
Section 4. page 6.
Bartnett's plea of innocence in bank fail
ure scorned by prosecutor. Section
San Francisco Health Board appeals to
people to kill rats. Section 1, page I.
Portland bookmaker f
welshing at Oakland. Section 1, page Z.
May Sutton refuses to wear royal robes as
- Queen of Rose Tournament.
Nearlv $1,000,000 more graft by Schmlts
gang discovered. Section 1. page i.
General Funston denounces Examiner for
misrepresenting him. and boycott It.
Section 1, page 2.
Camille Johnson's engagement to Irish
nobleman broken, oft. Section 1. page 1.
One man killed and two wounded in fierce
battle with rifles and shotguns on
S Jackson County farm. Section 1. page 1.
Lightning plays havoc with wireless tele
graph station at North. Head. Section 1.
Polk County hopgrowers anxious to join
Pacific Coast association. Section 1,
Matron of Orphans' Home heroine in lire.
Section 1, page 5.
Commercial and Marine.
Local creamery-men discuss Important trade
matters. Section 4. page 9.
Strong demand at Chicago for wheat at
higher prices. Section 4. page 9.
Upward tendency of stock prices checked.
Section 4, page 9.
Value of exports for the six months ending
Tuesday will exceed those of last year
. by more than $2,600,000. Section 4,
Portland and Vicinity.
Banker Ross feathered "his own nest well
before failure of Title bank; more high
finance revealed. Section 1, page 1.
Councilman Kellaher charges existence of
local draymen's trust in fighting vehicle
tax. Section 2. page 10.
Thief commits burglary in police station.
Section 1, page 8.
State Circuit Courts reopen tomorrow. Sec
tion 1, page 10.
Review of business year In Portland. Sec
tion 1, page 10.
Taxpayers will fix school tax levy tomor
row night. Section 1, page 11.
Coroner's Jury names murder of Glacchlno
Alarl. . Section 1, page 8.
Keepers of disorderly saloons to be given
trial by Council committee. Section 2,
Total tax levy for city of Portland may
pass 14 mills. Section 1, page 11.
Realty market firm -and owners not dis
posed to sell. Section 2. page 4. '
Governor checking over new bond given
by Treasurer Steel. Section 8, page 1.
Portland & Seattle Railroad opens head
quarters In Portland. Section 2, pago
CEREMONY SWEARING OFF
"Hey Come Hie Back Here Water
DECLARES TAFT IS
OUT OF WOODS
Roosevelt Sure Secre
tary Will Win.
NO OTHER ASPIRANT HAS SHOW
Longworth for Senator to Suc
CAMPAIGN MAPPED OUT
President Xames States Which Will
Xominate Taft on First Ballot,
Oregon Included Expects a
Stampede to His Man.
WASHINGTON, Dee. 28. (Special.)
President Roosevelt has confided to
his political friends and advisers that
he feels mat his campaign for the nom
ination of Secretary of War William II.
Taft as his successor is about com
pleted. Mr. Roosevelt has even gone
so far as to declare that, when the Re
publican National Convention meets in
Chicago, outside of the formality of a
few complimentary votes for some fa
vorite sons, no other candidate will be
seriously considered aside from Mr.
Longworth for Senator.
Far more startling, however, than
Mr. Roosevelt's handling of the Taft
campaign comes the information that
the President and Secretary of War in.
tend to send Nicholas Longworth to the
Senate from Ohio as the successor of
J. B. Foraker. Mr. Foraker has al
ready declared that he will not be a
candidate for re-election to the Senate,
but this Is not regarded seriously, and
friends of the President are working
and planning to have Mr. Longworth
NEW PALACE HOTEL.
SAN FRANCTKrn n
' - j
Palace Hotel Comnnnv .nr.ii.,. .i
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for a permit to erect a nine-story.
n, noiei structure on the old
Market-street site, at . n.r .
as the opponent of Mr. Foraker. and
expect to have him win. It is under
stood that Congressman Burton will
support Mr. Longworth. In fact, the
plan of campaign is already mapped
out and is being organized with the
approval of Mr. Roosevelt.
Delegates Assured to Taft.
Mr. Roosevelt backs up his claim that
Mr. Taft will be the next Republican
nominee on the first ballot with the fol
lowing figures: Virginia, North Caro
lina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama,
Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Florida.
Tennessee, Kentucky. Arkansas and Mis
souri are assuredly for Mr. Taft. Mr.
Roosevelt also declares that California,
Oregon, Utah, North and South Dakota,
Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, Washing
ton, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma
are for Taft, and as good as pledged. In
the East Mr. Roosevelt believes that, af
ter a few of the favorite sons' booms
have run their courses, the delegates will
rush to the Taft banner. He also thinks
It practically certain that Ohio's first
vote will be for the Secretary of War.
The Secretary of War is quite as con
fident as the President.
Bererldge Scares Old Heads.
Considerable discussion is being caused
in Washington by the attitude of Senator
Beveridge, of Indiana, who, at the love:
feast of Indiana Republicans, declared!
for tariff revision. Republicans declare
that the young Senator from Indiana is
going too fast and that he should wait
until those older in the councils of the
party have decided to outline the plat
Lead Me Not Into Tempi at ion.