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VOL. XXVIII. NO. 26.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 27,T 1909.
SIMON NAMES HIS
Ten Men Selected for
BODY REPRESENTATIVE ONE
" Both Sides of River and Old
WILCOX FOR WATER BOARD
Expected to Become Chairman of
Body and to Direct Expenditure
of $3,000,000 Voted for Ad
ditional Ball Ran Pipe Line.
MATOR-ELrXT SIMON'S EXECU
George W. Brown '
John W. Campbell
I-ouU a. Clark
Hnry Ladd Corbett
John F. O'Shea
Sylvester C. Pier
Robert T. Piatt
Knt Chairman Water Board.
Theodore B. Wilcox.
Mayor-elect Simon yesterday completed
the selection and announced the appoint
ment of hl Executive 'Board of ten mem
ber. A review of the list of appointees
discloses that they are all practical and
successful business men who have not
been actively Identified with politics. Mr.
Simon also yesterday announced the ap
pointment of Theodore B. Wilcox as
chairman of the Water Board. These ap
pointees will be officially notified of their
appointment when 1 Mr. Simon assumes
charge of the Mayor's office next Thurs
day. The announced determination of Mr.
Blmon to give the people of Portland a
lane, practical and businesslike admin
istration of city affairs finds confirmation
In the personnel of his Executive Board.
Every one of the ten selected Is known
as a man who has been successful In busi
ness and who represents large business
and property interests In this city. Only
one of the ten members, Mr. Sichel, has
ever taken part in politics to any extent.
He represented Multnomah County for
four years in the Oregon State Senate.
Board Is Representative. v
The new Executive Board is regarded
one of the strongest bodies of men that
has ever been associated with the admin
istration of municipal affairs in this city.
It is representative of every interest that
'a concerned in an efficient, economical
ind businesslike administration of . the
;lty government. Mr. Simon has' given
both sides of the river equal representa
tion on, the board, ths ten members being
ludielously distributed throughout the
city. Messrs. Brown, Campbell, Copnell,
Pier and Smith reside on the East Side,
while Messrs. Clarke, Corbett, O'Shea,
Phut and Sichel live on the West Side.
Included in the membership of the
board are found men who in the days of
factional Republicanism in this state
were Identified with either the Simon or
the Mitchell wing. In selecting his board,
Mr. Simon dismissed all consideration of
past political differences and measured
the qualifications of the many men sug
gested to him for appointment entirely
according to their fitness for the posi
tion and their ability to co-operate with
him in giving Portland the best possible
results through an Intelligent direction of
its administration. Lines which in the
past Si rved to divide the party and make
for Democratic success, were brushed
aside by Mr. Simon in the selection of his
advisory board and only men best quali
fied for the place were chosen, regardless
of the considerations which formerly cut
Simon Discusses Appointments.
"In determining the membership of
my Executive Board." said Mr. Simon
yesterday, "it has been my purpose to
select only representative business men.
By surrounding myself with the men I
have chosen, I firmly expect, with the ad
vantage of their suggestion and co-operation,
to make good and give to the peo
ple of Portland, as I have promised, the
very best administration fhat is pos
sible. In making the selections I have
tried to be absolutely impartial and have
given each side of the river equal rep
resentation, five of the ten members being
taken from the East Side and the same
number from the West Side.
"The Executive Board as named com
prises members of both former factions
which once fought for supremacy . within
the party. I take it that there are no
lonrer factional differences within the
party and that all are Republicans "In
terested alike in good municipal govern
ment. Another thins; I have undertaken
to do is to exclude from the membership
of the, Board men who in the past have
been more or less active in politics and
to whom, postiibly. there might be objec
tions by reason of political activity. In
this, I feel confident I have been suc
cessful. I believe that without a single
exception the Board consists of good,
clean, representative Republicans."
Personnel or Board.
Appended is a brief review of the
personnel of the new Executive Board:
George W. Brown President Port
land Realty & Trust Company. Mr
Brown la a retired contractor. He con-
RECORD NOT GOOD
OP FIVE CHILDREN WHO WED,
THREE ARE DIVORCED.
Two Remain Happily United and
Sixth Child, Helen Gould, Re
mains Steadfastly Single.
NEW YORK, June 26. Special.) "Ali
mony of $36,000 a year isn't enough. Why;
it practically is nothing."
This comment on" the award made her
by Justice Dowling'ln her suit for separa
tion from Howard Gould was attributed
to Mrs. Katherine.Clemmons Gould today.
Jay Gould had six children. Three mar
ried unhappily, two happily, and one did
not wed. The list is:
Divorced Anna Gould and Count Cas
tellane, married March 4, 1895; deserted by
the Count August 5, 1900, and granted' an
absolute divorce on grounds of cruelty
and infidelity. Married to Prince Helin
de Sagan, despite opposition of friends
ana ramuy, in May, 1908.
Frank Gould and Helen Murrarot Volw
daughter of the late Edward Kelly, mar-
nea in jjecember, 190L Love match soon
broken by quarrels, and followed by suit
for limited divorce against Frank Gould,
in which several women were named. Di
vorce grantedln May, 1909.
Howard Gould and Katherine Clem
mons, an actress, married in October,
1898. Separation and alimony of $36,000 a
year granted Mrs. Gould June 25, 1908, on
ground of abandonment.
Happily marrled-George and Edwin
JAP SEALERS ARE CAUGHT
Schooner Kenai Maru Taken Writhin
Three-Mil Limit of Sitka.
VANCOUVER, B. C. June 26 (Spe
cial.) United States Marshal Shoup.
of Sitka, has captured the Japanese
sealing schooner "Kenai Maru, taking
it well within the three-mile limit of
Two 'Japanese cruisers were to be at
Unalaska, June 9, to patrol Bering Sea
and protect Japanese interests off St.
Paul and St. George." The Thetis left
Unalaska June 2, for Herschel Island
and Point BarroV. Because .of , the Ice
she may not reach Nome before July 1.
The Manning is at St. Paul and St!
George doing patrolduty. The schooner
Emma, of Unalaska, reached there
June 6, with 400 fox skins secured by
trading. The Russ, together with" the
Perry, touched at Sitka. Yakutat and
Belkof.sk 1 en route to Ur.alaska,
VON BUELOW SEES KAISER
Holds Consultation With Monarch
on Royal Yacht.'
KIEL, June 26. Chancellor von Buelow,
who cams down here from. Berlin yester
day, boarded the imperial yacht Hohen
zollern this morning and was cordially
greeted by His Majesty at the gangway.
Thi two were in- conference alone for
three hours. This afternoon the chancel
lor returned to Berlin. Nothing was given
out regarding the audience.
RICHTER'S FIRST RECITAL
Blind Portland Pianist Wins Success
LONDON. June 26. Francis Richter,
of Portland, Or., gave his first piano
recital in London this afternoon. There
was a large attendance at the recital
and many compliments were paid the
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NEW ROW BREW
Who Shall Preside at
HAY FORCES OPPOSED TO RUTH
Move Made to Choose Chair
" man for Impeachment.
SCHIVELY SPARS FOR TIME
Demands Ten Days in Which to
Prepare Defense Intends, He
- Says, to Prolong Session and
Thus Wear Out Opponents.
OLYMPIA, Wash, June 26. (Spe
cial.) Who shall preside over the
trial by impeachment in the Senate
of J. H. Schively, Insurance Commis
sioner, Is likely to develop into an
Issue that will be as bitterly contested
as the selection of the president of that
Precedents in other states may be
followed either by retaining the presi
dent of the Senate as presiding officer
or by electing a chairman for the im
peachment, and the administration
forces are now discussing different
senators with the view of centering
on one of them and displacing Ruth.
Anti-Hay Men Demand Ruth. '
The anti-Hay actlon is likely to
Insist that President" Ruth continue in
that capacity, but it is customary in
Impeachment trials for. the chairman
of the judiciary committee to sit with
the-presiding officer and advise him in
his rulings. The chairman of the ju
diciary committee is will G. Graves,
of Spokane, one of Ruth's warmest
supporters, ' and one who opposed In
vestigation in the regular session and
who voted yesterday Indefinitely to
postpone the .Palmer bill abolishing
the Insurance Commissioner's office.
' Hay Does Not Favor Lawyer. -
These circumstances are spurring the
administration faction . to. action. If
It is decided to support a lawyer for
the position, the choice will be confined
in the administration forces to Ralph
Nichols, of Seattle, or Harry Rosen
haupt, of Spokane. All the other law
yers in the Senate are- with the Ruth
faction. Governor Hay is personally
said to favor a chairman- who is not
a lawyer, believing that one who has
not a legal training will be able to
pronounce just as fair a ruling- as a
lawyer, and will be less likely to per
mit legal technicalities to interfere
with and delay the precedure. A can
didate has not yet been selected.
Schively to Drag Out Trial.
Schively, it seems "certain,, will at
tempt to prolong the session as long
as possible, hoping that by piling up
the expense of the session he will be
able to pull down criticism upon the
Governor and those who have been
proceeding against him. He declares
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 70
degrees; minimum. 67 degrc-es. -
TODAY'S Showers: south to west winds. -Baptist
Dr. Judson presides tactfully and effectively
at Baptist convention. Section 1, page 1.
Modern problems of church discussed at
night session. Section 1, page 10. -
Dr.' B. A. Green explains tenets of Baptists.
Section 1. page lO.
Professor Foster termed heretic .by Dr. Jud
son. Section 3, page 4.
Baptist Brotherhood discusses men's work.
Section 1,-page 4. -
Visiting Baptists to preach in Portland pul
pits. Section 2. page 12.
Interstate Commission rejects Oregon rate
complaint on ground ' of water competi
tion. Section 1, page 3:
Ballinger coming "West after scalps of In
competent Indian agents. .Section 1,
Senate maintains duty on cash registers by
close vote. rejects free farm Imple
ments. revises1 paper duties. Section ; 1,
Goverrment irrigation work to be done en
tirely with Government funds. Section 1,
Oregon and Washington land open to entry
under dry farm homestead law. Sec
tion 1, page 3.
Unhappy marriage record of Gould family.
Section - 1. page 1.
Circumstantial evidence against Eastman
grows stronger in Wood ill -case. Section
1. page 4.
Proof that Leon Ung tried to get rid of
Elsie Slgel's body. Section 1, page 2.
Heat from Rocky Mountains to Atlantic
slays scores. Section 1, page 5.
Pittsburg streetcar men strike. Section' 1,
page 5. - -
Coast LaiTue scores: Portland 0, Sacra
mento 4; Oakland 3. Vernon . 1; San
Francisco 4. Los Angeles 2. Section 1,
Hyland Knocks out Leach Cross In 41st
round of obstinate fight. Section 1,
Hazel Hotchklss wins three tennis cham
pionships and . four . cups. Section 1,
Multnomah objects to Oregon athletes
wearing Seattle colors. Section 4. page 4.
Rain has prevented only one game in Port
land this season. Section 4, page 4.
Shake-up Is coming in Casey's Colts. Sec
tion 4, page 4.
Fahs losing hope in Portland's Northwest
ern team. Section 4. page 5. .
.Few baseball fans know art of scoring.
Section , page 5.
Entries for Portland and Salem harness
races are announced. Section 2, page 3.
Northwestern League scores: Portland 4,
Vancouver 0; Spokane 8. Aberdeen 4;
Seattle 0, Tacoma 8. Section 1, page 8.
Ewing calls for mall vote on waiver rule.
Section 1, page 9.
Accidents mar carnival of New York aero--nautic
club.' Section 1. page 4.
Row between American and Jap at JIu jitsu
match at- Los Angeles. Section 1, page 2.
Washington' Senate ' in row over who shall
preside at Schively. Impeachment pro
ceedings. Section 1, page 1.
Umatilla Farmers' Union will hold wheat
for $1;. decide to build railroad into
interior. Section 1. page .
Pack horses topple into river and Lolo
Pass surveyors run .short of food. Sec
tion 1. page 7.
, Four Medford orchards sell for 4335.006.
Section 1, page 0.
Hood River woman found murdered; her
money gone. Section 1, page 1. -Real
Estate and Building. .
Sylvan ' district seeks admission to city.
"Section , page o.
Energetic Portland woman - superintends
construction of house. Section 4,
M. H. Tower tells how he won his home.
Section 4. page 7. .
Prospect of new theater for. Portland is
bright. Section 4, page 7.
Big tract at Hood River put on market.'
Section 4. page 8.
Week has been active one in realty circles.
Section 4. page 8. - -
Homes worth $100,000 to be erected in
Ladd. Addition. , Section 4, page 9.
Week's building permits amount to $225.-
885. Section 4. page 0. -Portland
Mayor-elect Simon announces his Executive
Board. Section 1. page 1.
City Council to issue $2,050,000 bonds for
municipal improvements. Section 3,
Fourteen poker players arrested in Frits'
saloon. Section 2, page 12.
Contractor Wakefield allowed $10,000
omitted by error in Madison-bridge bid.
Section 3, page 1.
Jess C. Moore found guilty of wife-beating.
Section 3, page 12.
News of Portland theaters. Section 4,
Strict" search of steamship Bessie Dollar
fails to produce opium. Section 3,
page 10 '
EXECUTIVE BOARD, APPOINTED
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DR. JUDSON SAVES
Keeps Brotherly Spirit
DELEGATES ARE STILL COMING
Every Train Brings Quota of
Baptists to Portland.
OVERFLOW MEETING HELD
Grace M. E. Church Thrown Open to.
Accommodate Crowds Touching
Tribute Paid If. L. Moorehouse
in " Afternoon Session.
Suave kindliness and dry humor from
Harry Pratt Judson, president of the
Northern Baptist Convention, were the
saving notes of the sessions yesterday.
Time and time again the delegates
threatened to lose the good feeling they
had for each other and get a trifle heated
but Dr. Judson managed to steer away
over, around or under. -
The reception accorded to H. L. More
house, corresponding secretary of the
Home Mission Society, did the last little
thing to blow ill-humor entirely away.
When the delegates had finished cheer
ing. Dr. Morehouse, his eyes red with
tears and trembling with emotion, threw
his arms round the neck of L. A. Cran
dall. of Minneapolis, who had moved the
convention go on record as expressing Its
appreciation of the work of Dr. More
house. It was long before Dr. Morehouse could
speak and when he did there was diffi
culty in hearing what he said, but he
recited a poem of his own composition on
the musings of a 70-year-old man.
Committees Present Reports.
Reports by a .number of committees
were, presented at the afternoon session
and ail the recommendations made were
adopted with the exception of one in the
executive committee's . report, -in which
that body placed itself on record as seri
ously differing from the convention of
last year. The convention at Oklahoma
City advised .that the executive committee
be more representative of the churches
but the committee declined the recom
mendation. When the report of the com
mittee was read, the clause In which this
was made was laid on the table. ,
The common sense of Rev. Dr. Black
burn, of Baker City, Or., struck the
-delegates forcibly in connection with
this. He told the convention the pas
tors ought to have something to say,
they had to raise the funds.
The proposal of the women that they
be admitted to the convention was read
by Corresponding Secretary Bitting at
the session yesterday morning and re
ferred to a committee of delegates from
each state delegation. Some disagree
ment was manifest among the mem
bers of the committee, but It was un
derstood the majority was in favor of
giving a convention vote to the recom
mendations, of the society. When the
proposal was read on the floor the con-
(Concluded on Page 10.)
BY MAYOR-ELECT SIMON
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OUT UPON WARPATH
HEAD OF INDIAN BUREAU WILL
- SCALP INCOMPETENTS.
After Conference With Sorenson,
Chief of Department Leaves '
for Tour of West. .
CHICAGO. June" 26. Speclal.)-Secre-tary
R. A. Ballinger, tne "big chief" of
the Department of the Interior, sharpened
his long knife and tomahawk today while
he was in Chicago, to go after the. scalps
of a large number of Indian agents on
reservations in the West. -
He spent the greater portion of the
day with Frank Sorenson, superintendent
in the Indian warehouse, and then an
nounced that he - was getting ready to
rid the Indian agencies of numerous in
He made no secret of the fact that he
is "heap brave." and is going ' on ths
warpath to burn the red tape of the
department. He laid the foundation for
his campaign in a long conference with
Mr. Sorenson, making detailed inquiries
into the manner of conducting business
with agents, and Inspected the stock of
goods on hand which are being shipped
daily by. carloads to the reservations.
Secretary Ballinger said tonight that
he was going to make radical changes
In the manner of conducting Indian af
fairs In the West.
"I am not afraid to cut away he red
tape when I see that It is hampering
the work of the department," said Mr.
Ballinger. "I think the principal dif
ficulty is with the incompetent agents.
They are not unscrupulous, but it takes
good business men and men who under
stand the manners of the Indians to
deal with them." .
Secretary Ballinger left late tonight
RUNAWAY MAY BE FATAL
Stage Horses in Yosemite Park Race
Along Beyond Control.
YOSEMITE, Cal., June 26. In a stage
runaway between El Capitan and the
Cascades, In - the Yosemite National
Park, late this afternoon, two women,
Mrs. J. Parkinson and Mrs. R. H. Lee,
both of Palo Alto, Cal., were seriously
injured. Mrs. Lee was so badly
crushed, that little hope is entertained
of her rcovery. - - -.
The other passengers in the stage.
Including the husbands of the ' two
women, escaped uninjured.
HUNTSMAN PUTS ON FLESH
Classmate ' of Roosevelt at Harvard
Brings Word From Jungles.
NEW YORK,. June' 26. The Ameri
can liner Philadelphia brought back to
home shores today Professor Raymon
Guiteras, of the Post -Graduate Medical
School and Hospital, a classmate of ex
President Roosevelt at Harvard, who
met Mr. Roosevelt at Mombasa, com
ing out of the 'hunting grounds, just
as the ex-President was srolnir in. H
reports Mr. Roosevelt as looking well.
but carrying a good deal of weight.
WIZARD EXPECTS RESULTS
Harriman Has Great Hopes for Spe
SEMMERING. Austria, June 26. Pro
fessor Strumpell, the noted specialist,
arrived here tonight. He will make an
examination of E. H. Harriman tomor
row. While Mr. Harriman's physicians do
not think that his health will be en
tirely restored, they expect great im
provement in his conditlcn.
WOMAN IS SLAIN;
Hood River Tragedy
FARMER'S HOUSEKEEPER DEAD
Warm Body, Bruised and Bat
tered, Found in Her Bed.
YOUNG MAN IS MISSING
Officers Search for George Bobbins,
Farmer's Son, Who Disappears
When Community Hears of
Crime -Victim Is Robbed.
HOOD RIVER. June 26. (Special.)
Choked and beaten to death, the body of
Mrs. Emaline Casto, housekeeper, was
found lying on her bed by William Rob
bins, a rancher in the Belmont district,
at 6 o'clock tonight,
George Robblns, 19-year-old son of Wil
liam Robbins, who was playing cards in
town this afternoon, is missing and of
ficers are searching for him.
There is no direct evidence upon which
to accuse anyone of the murder of Mrs.
Casto, although the motive is believed to
have been robbery, as $50 In cash and a
check for $75 are known to have been
taken (from her room.
William Robbins, who gave the alarm
on his return from town, says that he
was notified by telephone this afternoon
that his daughter had arrived from
Washougal and was waiting here for her
father to take her home. When Robbins
reached town he could find nothing of his
daughter and cannot learn who sent him
the false telephone message.
Bruised and Battered With Stone.
When Robbins started for town about
two miles distant, he left Mrs. Casto
hulling strawberries in company with
Miss Norder, a neighbor. When Robbins
returned about 6 o'clock, Mrs. Casto's
dead body was found in her room The
body was still warm, although life was
extinct. There were bruises about the
throat, believed to have been made by
the hands of her assailant; and her
breast was bruised and battered. A stone "
found in the room is believed to have
been used by the murderer to inflict the
Deputy Sheriff Charles Morse was
notified and started at once with the
Coroner for the scene of the murder.
No clews could be found. Neighbors
make the statement that a man In a
buggy was seen near the Robbins home
a short time before the murder. No
one has been found who can Identify
the man seen in the buggy.
Suspect Only Lately Returned.
George Robbins, for whom the offi
cers are searching, was arrested last
Fall on a charge of forgery. He was
traced from here to Goble, Or., where
Constable Ganger arrested him.
George has been absent from Hood
River for several months, . returning
only a few days ago. He was em
ployed for a while here as operator of
a moving picture machine.
Little is known here of Mrs. Casto,
the murdered woman. She came here
about six months ago, and had been
employed for "the past Ave months aa
housekeeper for Robbins, who is a
widower. The woman was about 45
years old, and Is said to have been
A Coroner's inquest will be held at
the scene of the murder tomorrow. It
is believed that a reward will be of
fered for the apprehension of the mur
Officer Morse of Hood River County
Starts Hunt for Woman's Slayer.
.Sheriff Morse, of Hood River County,
has personally offered a reward of $50 for
the capture of the murderer of Mrs. Casto.
He telephoned this information to the
Multnomah County Sheriff's office and to
the Portland police station shortly before
1 o'clock this morning, urging the local
authorities to make every possible effort
to guard all the avenues of approach to
Sheriff Morse was away from Hood
River attending to business at The Dalles
when the crime was committed, and news
of the affair -did not reach him until late
last night. He will return to Hood River
today, he said, and endeavor to have the
county authorities offer a substantial re
ward for the apprehension of the mur
derer. SWEDISH OFFICER KILLED
Assassin Shoots General Deck man
During Czar's Visit to Stockholm.
STOCKHOLM. June 26. The visit of
the Russian Emperor to Stockholm has
been marked by the sensational assas
sination tonight of Major General
Beckman. chief of the Swedish Coast
Artillery. A man dressed as a work
man shot General Beckman in the
street, near the Grand Hotel. Tho
murderer, a Swede, then fired two shots 1
into his own body. Inflicting a mortal