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VOL. XXVII XO. 21.
PORTLAND. OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 24, 1908.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
MUCH PREFERS "
DEATH TO LIFE
HERE NEXT YEAR
WOMAN BITTERLY REPROACHES
THOSE-WHO REVIVE HER.
PORTLAND'S FIGHT FOR CON
VENTION IS SUCCESSFUL.
WINSOME BERTHA CARLISLE IS
House Rejects It and
ALSO WINS ON MAIL-WEIGHING
Another Close Vote Kills Con
DEBATES FAR INTO NIGHT
Jievolt on Republican Side Defeats
leaders Once More and They
Accept Decision Senate
Then Gives l"p Struggle.
WASHINGTON, .May 23. The House
again today wrestled with the subject of
mail subsidies to steamship companies
and once more recorded itself against
the proposition by the vote of 145 to 154.
The debate ran well into the night.
Having been overwhelmingly defeated
yesterday the conferees on the postof
flce appropriation bill today came into
the House with a new report, agreeing
with the Senate on everything except
the subsidy provision and that relating
to the system for weighing the mails.
The portion of the report on which there
was no disagreement was adopted unan
imously under an agreement to extend
the time of debate on the subsidy ques
tion. The Senate amendment changing the
standard of weighing the mail by reduc
ing the number of days on which the
weighing should be conducted, was
snowed under 94 to 1S6.
By reason of the action of the House
fn rejecting these amendments, the bill
again went back to conference for the
third time, although the Senate already
(had agreed to the report,
i. As soon as the action of the House was
announced in the Senate, Penrose moved
'to recede from the remaining Senate
amendments and discharge the conferees.
The motion was carried and the Congres
sional work on the Fostoftice bill was
thus completed. The effect is to leave
the mall subsidy provision out of the
bill and thus effectually dispose of it for
the present session.
SIlfcXVKS D1HECT ELECTION
Senate Sends Motion to Committee,
Members Violating Instructions.
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 23. (Spe
cial.) Following a precedent the United
States Senate killed off the attempt of
the Western Senators to open the way
to a constitutional amendment providing
for the election of Senators by popular
vote. The question came up on a res
olution, offered by Owen, of Oklahoma,
and after an unusually spirited debate,
,the resolution was referred to a commit
tee, where it will be smothered to death.
Owen contended that the Legislatures
of 27 states having voted in favor of the
reform, the Senators from those states
should support his resolution. He moved
a vote on the passage of the resolution,
but & motion to send it to the committee
on privileges and elections was carried
by a vote of 33 to 20.
Fulton, of Oregon, was paired; he
would have favored Immediate passage of
the resolution. Bourne, notwithstanding
that he Is the only member who claims
to have been elected by the people, was
not present and therefore failed to cast
ny vote. Ankney and Piles, of Wash
igton, both favored passage of the res
olution as did Borah, of Idaho, but Hey
burn, who is not in sympathy with popu
lar election of Senators, lined up with
Aldrich, Hale and that crowd, few of
whom could hold their seats in the Sen
ate were Senators chosen by the people.
A remarkable feature of today's vote
was that 27 state Legislatures had by
resolution lnatracted their Senators to
vote for tho constitutional amendment,
but quite a number of those so instructed
Continued on Page 2.
Oh, Tanks, Mum!
Says Her Soul Traversed Beautiful
Country In Spirit Land and
She Met Friends.
CHICAGO, May 23. (Special.)
Brought back to life by ; artificial
means, after she had been pronounced
dead, Mrs. Estelle B. Ashworth today
complained bitterly and told how her
soul for hours had traversed a marvel
ously beautiful country, wherein she
met many friends of earlier years, who
have preceded her into spirltland.
"Why did you bring me back?" the
woman asked Dr. Anna R. Ranes, with
whom she lives, and who resuscitated
the patient. "Why did you bring me
back? Oh, It was so glorious there!"
Mrs. Ashworth, who is an artist with
a studio at the Art Institute, Is not
Jierself aSle to see visitors, but Dr.
Ranes confirmed the story that the
woman had been brought back to life
after she had been pronounced, dead.
"For hours, Mrs. Ashworth was, to
all appearances, dead," said Dr. Ranes.
"I would have given up my efforts if
it had not been that she was a dear
friend. Her fingernails were black,
her ears discolored, her eyeballs turned
and her body cold. There was no per
ceptible movement of the heart and no
BOURNE GOES TO CHICAGO
Will Attend Republican Convention
as a Spectator.
ORBGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, May 23. Senator Bourne has
been unable on account of illness
to attend the sessions of the
Senate this week, but expects to attend
next Monday. He has been suffering from
an attack of la grippe, which has con
fined him to his hotel excepting for a
short daily walk. Senator Bourne expects
to attend the Chicago convention, but
says he does not know at present
whether he will go to Chicago prior to the
day of opening. Senator Fulton expects
to remain here until the time the con
vention opens. Representatives Ellis and
Hawley will remain a few days after the
session closes and then return home.
CALLS FOR SMITH'S LETTER
Foraker Would Have President's
Correspondence Put In Record.
WASHINGTON, May 23. In the Senate
today Mr. Foraker again appealed to
Mr. Smith, of Michigan, to place in the
Congressional record the letter which Mr.
Smith is reported to have received from
the President several days ago. stating,
according to the report, that "the Presi
dent would veto any bill directing him to
reinstate the negro soldiers of the Twenty-Fifth
Regiment, discharged without
honor as the result of the Brownsville
affray. Mr. Smith made no response.
MAKES A FIFTH FLIGHT
Airship White Wing Covers 183
Yards In 10.35.
HAMMONDSPORT, N. T., May 23. J.
AMcCurdy handled the Baldwin, airship
White Wing In her fifth flight here today.
One hundred and eighty-three yards was
covered in 10.35, the machine traveling
at the rate of 35 miles an hour. The
maixmum height was about 20 feet,
NEW TRIAL GIVEN HARDEN
Man Who Exposed Round Table
Wins on Appeal.
LEIPSIC, May 23. The Supreme Court
today set aside the verdict of the lower
court under which Maximillen Harden,
the Berlin editor, was found guilty of
libeling Count von- Moltke, and ordered
that the case be retried by the lower
court. Harden was cheered by the crowd
as he went to the courtroom.
Brazil and Argentina Peaceful.
RIO DE JANEIRO, May 23. In reply
to the reports -current here lately that
the relations between Brazil and Argen
tine were strained, the leader of the gov
ernment declared in the Chamber of Dep
uties yesterday that Brazil's relations
with all powers were excellent. Brazil
was pursuing, as always, a policy of
peace, he said, and the idea of war was
Mme. Gould Now Wife
of Prince Helie.
SECRETLY WED IN NEW JERSEY
Justice of Peace Admits That
He Tied the Knot.
BUT PARIS DENIES STORY
Points Out That Couple Are Appar
ently Working Now to Clear Way
for Early AVeddlng Fam
ly Gives Consent.
NEW YORK, May 23. The American
will say tomorrow that it secured tonight
definite confirmation ' of the report that
Madame Gould, formerly the wife of
Count Bonl de Castellane, was the bride
of Prince iHelie de Sagan when they sailed
for Europe aboard different steamships
on April 11, last. The American will say
that the two were married at 404 Wash
ington street, Hoboken, N. J., on April
10, last, and will quote Justice of the
Peace W. C. Budenbender as admitting
that he performed the ceremony.' The
American will say:
"Only the greatest persuasion induced
Justice Budenbender to tell of the wed
ding but because of the necessity of fil
ing the record he Anally concluded that
it was best to change his course a trifle.
""Yes, it is true; I won't deny.it. I
married them,' he said."
PARIS UISCREDITS RUMOR
Says Preparations for Wedding Are
Now Being Made.
PARIS, May 23. The report that there
was a secret marriage between Prince
Kelie de Sagan and Madame Gould at
Hoboken, on the eve of-their departure
from -America is .discredited here. The
Prince denied this before going to Italy
to join Madame Gould and since the ar
rival of the couple in Paris their sole
purpose apparently has been directed to
clearing the way for a speedy wedding.
They have been in consultation with their
attorneys and throughout the past week
there has been an etxensive exchange of
cables with New York.
Madame Gould has made known her de
termination to marry the man of her
choice and in favor of her unflinching
attitude it is understood that the fam
ily has agreed not to invoke the clause
of her father's will cutting off a half
Bhare In the estate in the case of any
children marrying without the executors'
consent. What other arguments may
have been employed is unknown, but this
obstacle is now regarded as having been
removed and the marriage may be ex
pected to take place within a fortnight.
Another threatened complication Count
Boni's avowed purpose to ask the court
to deprive Madame Gould of the custody
of her children lp case she married Prince
Helie will be disregarded.
CORONER FILES REPORT
Says Four Victims of Mrs. Gunness
LA PORTE, Ind., May 23. Declaring
that they came to their deaths through
felonious homicide. Coroner Mack this
evening filed his official reports in the
deaths of four more victims of the Gun
ness farm. The verdicts are in the
cases of Jennie Olsen, of Chicago: Ole
Budsburg. of Iola, Wis., and two uniden
tified bodies, one male and one female.
The Coroner holds1' that the persons who
are responsible for their' deaths are to
Six bodies still remain to be reported
EVENTS OP THE WEEK GIVE HARRY MURPHY AN OPPORTUNITY
Haw to Protect Some of Oar Too
Dr. J. Wliitcomb Brougher Leads the
" Coast Delegates to Victory at
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., May 23.
(Special.) Portland gets - the Northern
Baptist convention for 1909. Dr. J. Wliit
comb Brougher, .backed by the entire Pa
cific Coast delegation, made a determined
stand for Portland and the convention
voted tonight unanimously and enthus
iastically to go there the next year.
About 1000 delegates are In attendance, 50
from the Pacific Slope. Dr. C. A.
Wooddy. F. E. Dark, MtssCarrie Mills
paugh, Miss , Kate Failing and Dr.
Brougher are the representatives front
The sessions of the convention will
continue -until Wednesday. The meet
ings thus far have been remarkable
for the great questions settled- and the
harmony and enthusiasm shown.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
VESTKRrDAY'S Maximum temperature, 77
desreeo; minimum, 44 degrees. -
TODAY'S Increasing cloudiness and cooler,
with possibly showers; westerly winds.
Statue of Senator Hanna unelle3 at Cleve
land. Section 1, page 5.
Bishop Cranston's speech on behalf of
Methodists makes hit with Roosevelt.
Section 1. page 2-
Paget and. Hanley join Issue on liquor ques
tion at Methodist conference. Section 1,
Railroads will resist Interstate Conference
Commission's rates for accounting. Sec
tion 1, page 2.
Mrs. McNamara in hiding at Bloomlngton
to watch Snell will case. Section 1,
Death of Petr iailey, the actor. Section 1,
Woman brought back to life sorry she
didn't stay dead. Section 1, page 1.
Woman in directoire gown causes sensation
in Chicago. Section 1, page 1.
House again rejects ship subsidy provision.
Section 1, page 1.
Senate pigeonholes bill for direct election
of Senators. Section 1, page 1.
Dry homestead bill killed in House. Sec
tion 1, page 3.
House again rejects ship subsidy and Sen
ate surrenders. Section 1, page 1.
Evans says we should have Pacific as well
as Atlantic fleet. Section 1, page 2.
Williams will continue filibuster In House
to the end. Section 1, page 1.
Revolt" against machine rule in California
only just begun. Section 1, page 5.
Republicans scared. Democrats hopeful of
effect of Congress Inaction on election.
Section 1, page 1.
Johnson denounces bill reducing Southern
lepresentation. Section 1, page 5.
Root is Taft's choice for- Chief Justice.
Section 1, page . 3.
Morrell airship collapses in midair and
falls, injuring all on board. Section 1,
Page 7- s I
Atlantic fleet arrives before Seattle. Sec
tion 1, page 7-
Lakeview believes Harrlman will build soon
Into interior Oregon. Section 1, page 7.
Governor Chamberlain says some members
of Legislature don't deserve S3 a day and
are too cheap to choose Senator. Sec
tion 1, page 6.
Jesse Schafer, Portland lad. gives up life
to rescue girl at Salem. Section 1,
Oregon has good chance of winning P. TJ.
A. meet June . Section 2, page 2.
Mexican couple on tour of world in auto.
Section 4, page S.
Auto road meet attracts many entries. Sec
tion 4, page 6.
Revival of bicycling sport. Section 4, page
Nelson says he Is still in the game. Sec
tion 4, page 6.
Seattle to be In Coast League next sea
son. Section 4, page 7.
The Meadows offers big purses for Sum
mer meet. Section 4, page 7.
Portland defeats Los Angeles 5 to 2. Sec
tion 2, page 2.
Jay Gould wins Olympic tennis champion
ship. Section 4, page 7.
Commercial and Marine.
Trading In grain futures discussed by local
dealers. Section 4, page 9.
Wheat firm at Chicago on reports of
drought damage. Section 4. page 9.
Collapse in stock prices. Section 4, pago 9,
Very low prices offered for wool at Arling
ton. Section 4, page 8.
Steamship Alesia clears for Orient with
mixed cargo. Section 4. page 8.
Portland and Vicinity.
Delegates to Democratic National 'Conven
tion named by county delegation. Sec
tion 1, page 11.
Patrolman Suitter acquitted of murder of
Henry Shaffer. Page 11, Section 2. .
"Pastor" Barrett accused of grafting antl
pl ritualist ordinance. Section 1, page 8.
Big Pioneer reunion planned for June 11.
Section 2. page 12.
Emma Goldman says anarchism means
freedom. Section 4, page 10.
Fish Warden McAllister names hatchery
superintendents. Section 2, page 1.
County Clerk's of flee issues statement of
registered vote by precincts. Section 1,
Review of local real estate market. Sec
tion 3. page S.
Bast Side needs more water "Mny. Sec
tion X, page 9.
Emma Goldman speaks on Emancipation of
Women. Section 1, page 11.
The Politician Say, Dla la Like
ALL TRYING TO SHIFT BLAME
Fearful of Result of Election in
DEMOCRATS FULL OF HOPE
Republicans Pessimistic Because
Congress Has Accomplished Noth
ing People Stand by Roose
velt Congress In IU-Favor.
Walter Wellman to Chicago Record-Herald.
WASHINGTON. May 23. (Special.)
Republican discontent with the Winter's
work and anxiety as to the outcome of
next Fall's Presidential and Congres
sional elections Is the dominant note of
the closing days of this session, which.
It was announced today, would finally
come to an end next Tuesday. It would
not be accurate to say that the Repub
lican leaders are in a panic. They are
not. But from President Roosevelt
down they are discontented; they blame
one another for the - collapse of party
leadership and failure to carry out a
programme that will satisfy the coun
try, and they are fearful that W. J.
Bryan may beat Secretary Taft in No
vember. Each Blames the Other.
Mr. Roosevelt places the responsibil
ity upon the leaders in Congress, who
were trying to .'get- even" with him,
and the leaders on the hill place the
blame on the shoulders of the President
for what they call his ill-advised effort
not only 'to dictate legislation, but to
name his own successorr At the capitol
the leaders of the two houses blame one.
another the men .of the Senate declar
ing the most conspicuous failure, that of
the currency bill, is due to Speaker
Cannon's bad management, while the
Speaker and his lieutenants say the fault
was wholly that of Senator Aldrich, who
would consent to nothing when he found
he could not have his own way.
Democrats Are Hopeful.
Not for many years have the Republl'
cans finished a session of Congress upon
the eve of the National conventions and
the Presidential campaign in as bad
humor as they are at this moment. No
one appears to be content. Every one
appears to be fearful of what is to hap
pen in November. It is the almost uni
versal belief - here that Mr. Taft and
Mr. Bryan are to be the rival candidates,
and it is a curious fact that, whereas a
few weeks ago very few Democrats felt
any hope of Mr. Bryan's election and
very few Republicans would admit the
possibility of defeat of their ticket, now
most Democrats .are hopeful, while some
are confident, and a great majority of
the Republicans are pessimistic.
A few Republicans go farther and con
fess their belief that Mr. Bryan is going
to win. One man, prominent in Repub
lican councils and a powerful speaker on
the stump In every campaign, admitted
to me his belief that Mr. Taft would
be beatn at the polls. Of course, this
is only one man's opinion and does not
count for much, but some of the rea
sons which he gave for his pessimism
Views of Republican Pessimist.
'The party in power has never won
a National election after a panic," he
said, "and I don't believe this election
will prove an exception to the rule. See
what we have to contend against. Presi
dent Roosevelt has alienated from our
party many business men, and while he
has at the same time won many more
voters from among the ranks of the
plain people, they are voters who are
for Roosevelt personally and Roosevelt
Continued on Pas 2.
TO MAKE A FEW HUMOROUS
One Game at ft'nleh Two Can Play.
Svelte and Supple Miss Insists She
Had Nice, Clean Fleshings
On Under It, Too.
CHICAGO, May 23. (Special.) You
may call a "Directoire" gown "outre,"
if you care to, and you will be putting
it mildly at,that. Paris called It "shock
ing." Chicago found it only "outre,"
when it appeared today for the first time
on State street. That clinging fabrica
tion of the dressmaker's art, all curves,
contours and omissions, specially omis
sions that gown so candid that it made
even the Parisian of the boulevards gasp
and brought forth a protect from all
women who are built in bunches almost
precipitated a riot In State street this
afternoon when Miss Bertha Carlisle
went shopping in it.
Miss Bertha Is what is known as
"svelt." She Is tall and supple and win
some and she wore the gown because it
is "cool." At least that Is what Bertha
said. It is not too much to say that
Bertha was the only cool person along
the thoroughfare, when she went stroll
ing In her "directoire" gown. Those in
the crowd who struggled and fought and
perspired and Jabbed each other in the
ribs and used adjectives other than
"outre" hadn't any air of being cool.
Underneath that clinging sheath of
"London fog" cloth. Miss Bertha said she
had encased herself in a perfectly clean
pair of fleshings, fresh from the laundry.
"Dear me," gasped Bertha, after the
ordeal, "one never can tell what will
happen and In case I lost my gown I
didn't want to appear immodest."
Hence the fleshings.
HIS BODY LIES IN STATE
Reno Elks Take Charge of Governor
RENO, Nev., May 23. Under a guard
of the state police and escorted by the
Elks of Reno, of which Governor John
Sparks was an honored member, the
body of the late Governor was this
afternoon carried from his home on
the Alamo stock farm to the Elks'
Home on WesfFirst street. There the
remains were, placed on a bier and
covered with a large silk American
Here in the, lodge room of the Elks'
Home the body of Governor Sparks will
He in state during tonight, Sunday and
Sunday night, constantly guarded by
members of the state police.
On Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock
thousands of Nevadans will congregate
at the Elks'-Home, where funeral serv
ices will be held.
SPENDS OVER A BILLION
Present Session Breaks Record for
WASHINGTON, May 23. Although the
figures on the total appropriations for the
present session of Congress are incom
plete, from careful estimates the indica
tions are that they will exceed $1,000,000,000.
This is JIOO.000,000 in excess of any previous
session. The largest increases over pre
vious years are found in the Postefflce,
pension, naval and Army appropriation
HOUNDS TRAILING ROBBERS
Heavily-Armed Men Toot Spangle
SPOKANE, May 23, Bloodhounds and
Deputy Sheriffs are seeking the trail of
heavily-armed robbers who made a haul
at Spangle, Wash., last night. Breaking
into the hardware store of Eledge Bros.,
the burglars carried away ten rifles, two
shotguns, 21 razors, 100 pocketknives and
some cheap watches. Then, stealing a
handcar, they fled down the tracks to
ward Spokane. The handcar was found
FILL HOUSE WITH BULLETS
Night Riders Burn Tobacco Store
and Terrorize Proprietor.
RICHLBY, O., May 23. Night riders
last night destroyed the tobacco store
of Walter Hook, six miles from Ripley.
Hook fired at the men and in return
they riddled his house with bullets.
What to Do With Policemen Who
Are Too Handy With the PlatoL
Spell's "Niece" Comes
WATCHING SENSATIONAL TRIAL
Opposing Lawyer May Read
Her Letters to Jury.
SOME ARE MOST INDECENT
Respectable Women of City Demand
That Names of All Eccentric Mil
lionaire's Correspondents Be
Revealed in Court.
CLINTON, III., May 23. (Special.)
Maybelle Snell McNamara, reputed niece
of Colonel Thomas Snell, upon whom the
eccentric millionaire lavished a fortune,
has been living in Bloomlngton for the
past week under an assumed name, ac
cording to a report received today by
lawyers Interested in the case. She Is
said to have donned a disguise that effec
tually conceals her Identity and Is watch
ing with interest every move in the pres
The McNamara woman Is known to
have left her home In Kansas City a
month ago and was In Bloomlngton short
ly after. Her husband accompanied her
and he is said to have been in daily at
tendance at the sessions of the court here,
endeavoring to gain information with
which to fight the action brought to set
aside the deeds made to Maybelle Snell
McNamara by Colonel Snell.
Lawyer Denies Report.
L. E. Stone, an attorney employed by
tbis woman to represent her interests
In the will contest, denies the report that
she is In Bloomlngton, or that her hus
band has been in town. He admitted that
she left her home in Kansas City a short
time ago, but says that she has now re
turned to that city.
The contest will be resumed Monday at
which time the attorneys representing
Richard Snell may offer the McNamara
letters in evidence. So far the attitude of
Judge- Philbrick has not indicated that he
will allow them to be read to the Jury.
9o Improper are many of the letters writ
ten by women to Snell that there Is a re
vival of the talk heard at the first trial
that the Government may prosecute the
Letters Verge on Indecent.
Many of the letters now in the posses
sion of lawyers for Richard Snell, said
to have been written by Maybelle Snell
McNamara, Mrs. E. A. Hamilton and
others, verge upon the Indecent.
"Oh, give me the love of a man who
In whose veins the river of passion flows.
Full tide and wide, that my barque may
Mid-stream, and way from the world be
side. In the wondrous sweep, on the fathom
Of the love of a man who knows."
This poem, written In dainty feminine
hand, which closely corresponds to that
of Maybelle Snell McNamara, has been
found in the famous collection' of love
Led by prominent members of the
Daughters of Rebekah, Clinton women
are planning an organized appeal to the
attorneys on both sides of the case to
read in open court every letter written
by Clinton women to Colonel Snell. They
declare the publicity of these letters is
necessary in order to save the good names
of innocent women, who are now under
the same cloud as the guilty ones.
"I just wish to say that it is my per
sonal idea that the names of these
women should be made public," said Miss
Nellie MacArthur, treasurer of the
Daughters of Rebekah. "As the situa
tion now stands many innocent girls and
women are under suspicion. Every
woman and girl in town is under a cloud
for that matter. I believe that it is a false
Idea of gallantry which causes the law
yers to withhold the names of the woman
Ah, He'll Get Out AH RUcfat.