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VOL. XXIX. NO. 9
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 27, 1910.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
GIANT WARSHIP IS
PLANNED BY MEIER
ADVICE, NOT BILLS,
GIVEN BY CARNEGIE
WITH POOR GRACE
ASQUITH ABOUT TO
FALL FROM POWER
COUNT COMES TO
. WED MISS DALY
FOR W. H. GARLAND
LA Hi I OF SKIBO RESPONDS TO
OLD CHCM'S PLEA.
HEAD OF ERIE RAILROAD IS
PESSIMISTIC IX TALK.
SIGRAY SAID TO HAVE IGNORED
Approval Awaits Data
of 14-Inch Guns.
COST WILL BE $18,000,000
Pacific Coast to Have Ten
New Submarines Next.
PROGRAMME DECIDED ON
Boose Committee Tentatively Agrees
Tpon Two 2 7,000-Ton. " Battle
ships at Once Japan Lays
Keels of Dreadnoughts.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 26. Secretary
Meyer, of the Navy Department. Is said
to have told the House naval committee
today of plans for building a world's
record-breaking battleship of 32,000
tons displacement at a cost of $18,000,
000 and making the United States the
leading naval power.
Members of the committee said that
the Secretary's radical plans were
favorably received by the . committee.
The Secretary did not refer to naval
strength In number of ships or arma
ment, but to various features of im
provement of the efficiency of ships
14-Inch Battery Designed.
The building of the proposed giant
battleship is delayed until next year
only because the naval experiments
with 14-lnch guns have not been com
pleted, and the department desires to
know the result of full experiments.
Tentatively, it is planned to arm this
great battleship with a battery of 14
14-lnch guns of the latest type.
The Secretary said that plans for en
largement of all the drydocks of the
country, as outlined to the committee
some weeks ago. were made in con
templation of the great enlargement
of the battleships and he wanted the
flocks built to accommodate' ships of
great size. ....
Programme Agreed On.
It was tentatively agreed today that
the naval increase this year, based on
the Secretary's recommendations, shall
be as follows: Two 27,000 battleships,
equipped either with 12 or 14-inch
guns; one repair ship, two colliers
and five submarines.
The submarines are for the Pacific
Coast and are the first- of a fast fleet of
these vessels which, .will .be provided in
the next few years. The plan to place
ten additional eubmarines on the Pacific
Coast next was considered favorably.
The. Pacific Coast Congressional dele
gation, which told the committee several
weeks ago of the practically defenseless
condition of the Western Coast against
foreign men of war, appealed strongly to
the members, and the submarine fleet has
been decided upon.
Pacific Submarines to Be Fast.
These submarines will be of the fastest
' yet launched, and will be capable of
making a speed under water of 12 know
Recently the Government acquired bet
ter knowledge than that which other na
tions possesses, it is asserted, in the
steering of these submarines when they
are being driven at high speed.
A member of the committee said that
the Government' had unofficial informa
tion to the effect that Japan is laying
the keel of two great battleships ap
proaching the 32,000 ton limit. He said
the tonnage of the great battleship under
consideration would depend to a great
extent upon the weight of the batteries
of the huge 14-inch guns, which would bo
placed on this ship.
Would--Be Matricide Gets 25 Years.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Feb. 26. John
Hanuscheck, 18 years of age, was sen
tenced by Judge Willis yesterday to 25
years In San Quentin for having at
tempted to murder his mother by pour
ing formaldehyde into her coffee. Mrs.
Hanuscheck has recovered.
HARRY MURPHY HAS SOME 'MIGHTY PERTINENT THINGS TO SAY, THROUGH THE-MEDIUM OF HIS PICTURES.
4 A L""e Kld,n f tbc IIand"- How Maoom Would Have It. I Hi, Ideal. Jflx tor the Kalaomine. Opening the Spring Boon. ThOM near-Savonarolaa. Constitution They Really Want. t
Boyhood Playmate, Now Poor, Calls
on Iron King; Conies Away
' " With Speech on Economy.
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Feb. 26. (Spe
cial.) James Gillespie, of San Pedro,
who was born In Andrew Carnegie's
native town four years before the Iron
king saw the world, and whose grand
mother, a midwife, assisted In the first
ceremonies in which Carnegie ever fig
ured, was rn,uch excited when his old
boyhood chum came here last week and
decided to call on him. To his disap
pointment, he found Carnegie had gone
through, and followed him to Santa
Carnegie received Gillespie with out
stretched hand and seemed delighted.
The two Scotchmen sat together for
hours In the Potter Hotel, talking of
early days. Gradually conversation
drifted to the present, and Gillespie told
how he worked 20 years on his humble
express wagon, had managed to save
a little, but was struggling to lay by
something. There was a delightful
hint In his voice that a little substan
tial assistance would not come amiss.
"Jimmle, I think I can give you some
thing that may help you," finally said
the multi-millionaire. Going to his
room, he returned with a neat little
paper package, which he put into his
old playmate's pocket. It felt like crisp
new bills. Gillespie did not unwrap
the package until he got to his room.
It inclosed a pamphlet, containing one
of the Laird of Skibo's speeches on
the manifest advantages of being
TARIFF IS ISSUE, SAYS MACK
Democratic Leader Insists President
Is In Difficult Position.
BUFFALO, N. T., Feb. 26. Chairman
Norman Mack, of the Democratic Na
tional Committee, makes it evident in
the March number of the National
Monthly, that he believes the tariff
and the high cost of living are to be
two of the principal issues of the Dem
ocratic Congressional campaign of the
Mr. Mack criticizes sharply the tar
iff portion of President Taft's Lincoln
day speech in New York, and declares
the President cannot now sustain his
Winona speech without repudiating the
New York address, or vice versa, and
that he must disavow Senator Aldrloh
or withdraw his declaration on the
woolen schedule of the tariff bill.
"Try as he will," says Mr. Mack,
"President Taft cannot read into this
tariff measure that It is a revision
downward. On the question of tariff
making. Mr. Taft is an Innocent child,
compared to the astute and crafty
"CORPSE" COMES TO LIFE
Misconstruction of Law Lets Woman
Remain Long in Snowbank.
BROOK VILLE. Ind., Feb. 26. Pop
ular misconception of the Coroner's law
nearly permitted the body of Miss
Olive Sanders to be frozen in a snow
bank today. In' a warm room and
in the presence of the undertaker the
"dead" woman came to life.
Miss Sanders' sister missed Olive
from the house and found her, seem
ingly dead, lying In the snow In the
barnyard.' It took two hours to get
the Coroner and the body lay where
It was found. He "viewed" the body
and it was carried into the house.
The undertaker was called to prepare
it for burial.
At this stage Miss Sanders revived.
CREDITORS SEEKING GEMS
Cincinnati Jeweler Arrested in Los
Angeles on Fraud Charge.
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Feb. 26.
Charles Rosen, a jewelry dealer,
of Cincinnati, is In the custody of the
United States Marshal here today, having
been arrested on a warrant from Ohio
charging him with having secreted $10,000
worth of diamonds from creditors. Rosen,
it is alleged, filed a petition in bank
ruptcy and then failed to schedule the
gems among his assets.
CINCINNATI, Feb. 26. Charles Ros
en, who was arrested in Los Angeles,
conducted a Jewelry store here until
about six weeks ago, when he was
forced Into Involuntary bankruptcy by
his creditors. A receiver was appointed
who found, it is charged, that $10,000
worth of diamonds that should have
been turned over to the creditors dis
appeared simultaneously with Rosen.
Pinchot Declares Presi
dent Was Deceived.
EXPLANATION FALSE, HE SAYS
Ex-forester Furnishes Repeat
ed Sensations at Hearing.
LONG STATEMENT MADE
ETldence of Seattle Man Is That
Glavis" Prospective Share of Tim
ber Enterprise Was $10,000.
Garfield Will Testify.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. With Gif
ford Pinchot on the witness stand the
Bailinger-Plnchot inquiry entered its
second phase today. The dismissed
chief forester, before being sworn,
dramatically declared that when his
story had been told the country would
demand a verdict In harmony with the
general conviction that the Secretary,
of the Interior has been unfaithful to
the public, whose property he has en
dangered, and to the President, "whom
he has deceived.'
L. R. Glavis, the Cunningham coal
claims and Attorney Brandeis all stood
aside to make room for Mr. Pinchot,
for Attorney Pepper, his personal
counsel, and for his story of Secretary
Balllnger's dealings with the water
power sites of the public domain.
Disloyalty Charge Made.
Mr. Pinchot accused Secretary Bal
llnger of having made an explanation
of his conduct to the President that
was "essentially false."
He charged him with being a "dan
gerous enemy to conservation." He
charged him with having n.ade a state
ment shown by undisputed document
ary evidence "to be abfoiutely false
la three . essential par .culars." He
charged him with having "wilfully de
ceived the President," and of befog
disloyal to the President.
Mr. Pinchot's first hours on the wit
ness stand were as replete with sensa
tion as. had been promised and the
suffocating crowd In the hearing room
hung intently upon every word that
fell from his lips. A trifle nervous at
first. Mr. Pinchot soon became accus
tomed to his surroundings and main
tained a confident poise thereafter.
President May Be Embarrassed.
His recital had not progressed far
when there came an objection from
Mr, .Ballinger's attorneys as to the
witness repeating conversations with
President Taft. It was contended that
the relation of these conversations
would put the President in an attitude
where he would either have ' to 're
main silent or else appear before the
committee as a witness, which. It was
declared, would be undesirable.
The question was argued for some
time, and In his statement the attorney
for Mr. Pinchot admitted that President
Taft, in a letter written subsequent to
the conversation, had declared his
recollection of what transpired at the
interview differed. In some particulars
from that of Mr. Pinchot. The- latter
was put over for consideration by the
committee, and It Is expected that a
decision will be announced when the
next session is held Tuesday morning.
Faith in Glavis Stated.
Mr. Pinchot followed the vigorous at
tack made upon Secretary Balllnger
In his opening statement by declaring
that he fully believed in Special Agent
Giavis and was convinced ithat all
Glavis had said was true. He charac
terized Glavis as a "faithful public
servant," and declared the facts which
he presented "proved that Mr. Balllnger
had been unfaithful to his trust as the
guardian of public property of enor
"The conservation movement begun
under the Administration of President
Roosevelt progressed rapidly up to the
(ContlnaH on Tir K. I flft rtnn i f-rntnAr nn Tna-A A trfr- uprvif p I
Predicts Early End to Republic, and
Believes People Are Longing
NEW YORK. Feb. 26. (Special.)
"Americans are In a class with savages
and beasts because they are all bad
losers," said F. D. Underwood, presi
dent of the Erie Railroad, in an inter
view today. But he also confesses
there are many bad losers among rail
road presidents who are the cause of
Also down deep in their hearts
Americans want a nice little king and
this great American Republic Is falling
away. "Americans think they are good
losers, just as they think they belong
to the Republic, but they're wrong, all
wrong,' said Mr. Underwood, in answer
to a question.
"There is a growing spirit of greed
In this country that can only be equal
to that of savages. Savages, animals
and Americans are all bad losers. You
take your nice little pet dog. He will
be all friendly and pleasant until you
want his bone, and just try to wrest It
it from him and watch him snarl and
snap and scratch, just like the Ameri
can when you are after his pet graft,
game or gamble."
NOVEL SERVICE PLANNED
Baptists to Sing Praises in Fourteen
Languages in Chicago.
CHICAGO. Feb. . 26. In the Lasalle
avenue Baptist Church, of which the
Rev. J. Y. Montague is pastor, next
Monday evening, men and women of
14 different nationalities, united by one
common tongue, English, will gather
for a religious meeting which prob
ably has no parallel in Chicago, or
perhaps, rn America. Fourteen dif
ferent languages- will be spoken, or
rather sung, for all the addresses of
the evening are to-be rendered in every
language represented atthe meeting.
The programme has been arranged
by the Baptist Executive Council of
Chicago, to show the cosmopolitan
character of the work done by the
council. It will consist of a brief word
In English by a representative of each
of the nations and the singing of the
The languages are as follows: Chinese.-
African, Hungarian, Bohemian,
German, Swedish, Norwegian, Persian,
Lettish, Italian. Polish, Finnish, Danish,
and English. Each of the ministers is
an activ. .Baptist preacher with a
charge In Chicago, and all will be ac
companied by delegations from their
G. 0. P. TO MEET TUESDAY
C. 3f. SfcArthur and O. A. Neal to Be
'Shall we maintain a representative Re
publican government in Oregon?" will be
the subject . for discussion at a meeting
of the Republican Club of this city at
the convention hall of the Portland Com
mercial Club at 8 o'clock Tuesday night.
C. N. McArthur, private secretary to
Governor Benson, and O. A. Neal will be
the principal speakers.
The Republican Club plans to give a
banquet Saturday night. March 26, in
honor of the 87th birthday anniversary of
Judge George H. Williams. The com
mittee on arrangements Is preparing an
entertaining programme. All members of
the club will join In doing honor to Ore
gon's "grand old man."
MEXICO SEIZES U. S. PLANT
American Clothing Factory Owners,
Employes, Alleged Smugglers.
NOGALES, Ariz., Feb. t6. The pro
prietors and employes of an American
clothing factory on the Mexican side of
the international boundary were arrest
ed today on a charge of smuggling.
Their factors', warehouse and retail
store were closed and sealed by a Fed
eral Inspector. One of the proprietors,
L. B. Fleischer, all of the force and the
mail operators are in jail. Only the
girls were allowed to go free.
Another of the proprietors escaped to
the American side. No formal charge
has yet been entered against the sus
pects. The place employed 100 persons,
a majority of whom are la the Mexican
Dartmouth Dormitory Burned.
-HANOVER, N. H., Feb. 26. Fire ear'y
this morning destroyed the South Fay-
erweather dormitory at Dartmouth Col
lege. The fire was discovered at 2:30
o'clock in the basement. All the stu
dents escaped. The loss will reach
His Blunder Spells Dis
aster to Party.
PLEDGE CANNOT BE REDEEMED
Expected to Secure King's Aid
in Crippling Lords.
GUARANTEE IS DEMANDED
Irish and Radicals Will Fight Him
.Vnless Bill to Restrict Veto of
Upper House Passed and King
Refuse to Aid Premier.
BT T. I. CONNOR.
(Special Cable to the Chicago Tribune. Copy
right, 19io. by Tribune Company.)
LONDON, Feb. 26. This has been a
week of unbroken disaster to the Lib
eral government, and. I believe, will
end Its downfall, perhaps before the
night Is out. The whole situation
turned at first on the meaning of
Asqulth's pledge in the Albert Hall
speech, at the beginning of the elec
tion campaign, that he would not as
sume to retain office without safe
guards against any such use of their
veto by the House of Lords as their
rejection of the budget or other Lib
eral proposals sent to them during the
last four years.
All Misinterpreted Pledge.
The universal interpretation put on
that pledge was that the safeguards
applied to guarantees from the King
to swamp the House of Lords with
peers so as to carry the veto measure
of the Liberals. On this assumption
every Liberal and every Irish candi
date 'spoke and acted, and even some
members of Esquith's own cabinet ac
cepted this interpretation. Every Lib
eral newspaper in the kingdom ,also
thus Interpreted the pledge.
To the horror and belwllderment of
the House of Commons. Asquith an
nounced last Monday night that the
safeguards did not mean guarantees
from the King, but safeguards to be
provided by legislation. Nobody doubts
Asqulth's personal good faith, but
everybody who is opposed to the Lord's
veto deplores the tragic misunder
standing, and, above all. Asqulth's neg
lect to correct the mislnterpreatlon
which he ought to have known to be
Asquith Had Other Problems.
The explanation probably is that As
quith was deeply immersed in speech
making, in traveling, on the stump
and In personal grief over the death
of young Gordon, Lord Aberdeen's son,
who was the fiance of Asqulth's daugh
ter, and did not pay sufficiently close
attention to what was being said about
Further explanation Is that Asquith j
is casual, scorniui ana somewhat In
dolent, and does not keep up that
eternal vigilance which Is the price of
Ministerial and other political power.
Amid the chash of hopes and faith
which Asqulth's belated correction of
his pledge created, Redmond on Mon
day night rose to announce the Irish
attitude. That attitude was a reit
eration, in the strongest language, of
the Interpretation of Asquith's speech
as meaning the demand for guarantees
from the soverllgn, and not legislative
safeguards, and of reiteration of the
declaration that it was on that un
derstanding of Asquith's pledge that
Irishmen were asked in Great Britain
to give their vote to the Liberal can
didates. Redmond Awaits Guarantees.
Redmond further reiterated the dec
laration in his speech in Dublin, which
is now historic, that he would not al
low the budget or any other legisla
tion to get through until these prom
ised guarantees were not only asked,
but got from the "sovereign. In other
words, either the government must
Relatives Would Have Paid Debts
if He Had Given Up Mine
NEW YORK. Feb. 26. (Special.)--Count
Anton Sigray, the Hungarian no
bleman who is to marry Miss Harriet
Daly, daughter of the late Marcus Daly,
oopper king, soon after Easter, arrived
in New York today on the Mauretania.
The Count, who has been in this coun
try before, as best man at the marriage
of Count Szechenyl to Miss Gladys Van
derbilt. told reporters at the pier that he
had come to New York to be married and
then hurried away to his hotel.
The romance of the Austrian Count
and the daughter of the American miner
dates from the marriage of Miss Annie
Stewart to the Prince of Braganza, in
Scotland, last Summer. The Count and
Prince are close friends and the former
attended the wedding. There he met
Miss Daly who is an old friend of Miss
When it became evident that the Count
was paying serious attention to the young
American girl. It was reported that his
family raised strong objections. He was
said to be heavily in debt. The figure
was placed at $800,000. Gossip was to the
effect that his family had offered to
settle these debts if he would give up his
plan of trying to marry Miss Daly.
The Count turned down the offer, if it
was ever made, and continued his at
tentions to Miss Daly while she was in
Europe. Their engagement was an
nounced early this month.
CROSSINGS UP TO FARMER
O. It. & X. Wins Contention That
Old Law Is Repealed.
OLYMPIA. Wash., Feb. 2fj (Special.)
The O. R. & N. Company wjn a favorable
decision in the State Supreme Court today
in its test of the 1893 law requiring that
their tracks separate portions of a farm,
the company must build and maintain at
Its own expense sufficient crossings to
give access from one part- of the farm to
another and must also construct and
maintain gates and bars.
Huffman sued the company under the
old law and obtained judgment for $2,"i0
damages for the road's failure to provide
The Supreme Court says that this old
law has been repealed by later legislation.
and that the cost of crossings, gates and
bars must now be paid by the property
BRYCE MAY FREE CONVICT
British Ambassador Assists Man Ar
rested in Canada by Americans.
WOODSTOCK, N. B., Feb. 26. The
recent arrest of William Kelley, of
Richmond, X. B-, and his subsequent
conviction at Portland. Maine, and sen
tence to 14 years In the Federal pen
itentiary at Atlanta, Ga.. for an assault
upon an American customs officer, has
become an international affair.
James Bryce, British Ambassador to
the United States, has made representa
tions to Secretary of State Knox that
Kelley was arrested by American of
ficers on Canadian territory and has re
quested Kelley's Immediate release.
Kelley, it is alleged, is a notorious
CHINA'S POLICY IS. ASKED
British Representative Seeks Light
on Affairs in Tibet.
PEKIN. Feb. 26. W. G. Max Muller.
British Charge d'Affaires, has made
friendly representations to the Chinese
Foret-gn Board on the subject of Great
Britain's concern over the situation in
Tibet, and with reference to the preser
vation of peace and order in the border
states, and has asked China to state
formally her policy and intentions.
It is believed that the Dalai Lama has
found refuge in Bhutan, an Independent
state of Asia, in the Eastern Himalayas.
Official telegrams received here report
that the fugitive ruler Is en route to
HILL WILL SPEND BIG SUM
Great Northern Appropriates $0,
00 0,000 for New Equipment.
ST. PAUL, Feb. 26. It is announced
here today that the Great Northern
Railway has planned an expenditure
of about $6,000,000 this year for ad
The amount will be divided nearly
evenly between the freight and passen
Irate Portland Woman
Wants Her Money.
PROMOTER IS STILL IN JAIL
Son Unsuccessful in Attempt
to Secure Bonds.
INNOCENCE IS PROTESTED
Letters From Mrs. Frances Rarne
to Seattle Attorneys Beg for Re
turn of Money Advanced Gar
land After Pawning Jewels.
SEATTLE. Wash., Feb. 26. (Spe
cial.) The net of financial entangle
ments into which William H. Garland,
white-haired, dignified, self-styled pro
moter of corporations capitalized at
millions, has apparently fallen tight
ens. A prisoner at the county jail he la
threatened with a public horsewhipping
by Mrs. Frances Barnes, of Portland,
If he Is fortunate enough ever to re
gain his freedom. Mrs. Barnes, in let
ters which she yesterday placed In the
hands of Prosecuting Attorney Vander
veer, says she pawned her jewels and.
seal skin coat to secure money to
give to Garland that he might con
tinue his financial venture.
Without Principle, Says Woman.
"W, H. Garland is a person without
principle. He does not know the
meaning of the word honor, and I do
not think he even knows how to
tell the truth. I have since last Sep
tember tried to secure the money ha
owes me and he has not paid me a
dollar. If he had paid me my money
my boy might .Jiave been altve today.
If you do not get the money on the
15th let me know and I will come to
Penniless, Mrs. Barnes wrote this
letter to Attorneys GUI, Hoyt & Fry,
asking that they secure the collection
of $350 she says is due her from Gar
land for her alleged services in taking
care of his invalid daughter. The ac
count was placed in the' hands of At
torney Walter Metzenbaum for collec
tion. In a letter to Gill, Hoyt & Fry,
Gus C. Moser, attorney for Mrs. Barnes
In Portland says:
Mrs. Barnes Has Whip Ready.
"1 learned a few days ago that Garland
was in Portland during the Rose Fes
tival, but he went back to Seattle be
fore I had a chance to see him. Mrs.
Barnes threatens to horsewhip him. on
sight and If you cannot get a settle
ment from him promptly she says she
will come to Seattle and make things
extremely tropical for him. She is will
ing to come over If her presence is
needed at any time and commence
proceedings against him."
In another letter Mr. Moser says:
"Herewith find two promissory notes
In favor of Frances Barnes for $160
and $1000. I hold as security for the
$1000 note a worthless stock certificate.
You will find Garland around the Hotel
Washington a great deal of the time.
He started a trust company here a few
years ago and tried to act as promoter,
but left practically all his debts un
paid. Married Portland AVonian.
"He married last Fall an estimable
lady here in Portland and moved to
Seattle. He gave his address as 1249
Sixteenth avenue north. I have taken
the matter up at the request of the
Portland lodge of Elks, to whom Mrs.
Barnes addressed a communication. She
Is In straitened circumstances, and as
her father and deceased brothers were
Elks, she appealed to us.
"Garland was conducting a so-called
trust company known as the Standard
Trust Company of Portland, but It
never had any assets except furniture
and stationery, which he bought on
credit and for which he has never paid.
He made Mrs. Barnes believe that he