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VOL. XXIX. NO. 12
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 20, 1910.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SCENES WITHOUT PARALLEL
Nine Republicans Join Demo
crats in Vote to Declare
HOUSE ACTS ON CHALLENGE
Efforts to Compromise Fail,
Preceding Final Vote.
"'UNCLE JOE" IS DEFIANT
Pisorder of Day Has Xo .Precedent
Since Civil War Caucuses to
Be Called to Choose New
- Committee on Kulcs.
WASHINGTON". March 19. Joseph G.
Cannon, of Danville. 111., is still Speaker
of - the House of Representatives. But
he lost today the ancient prestige and
weapon of that office when the allied
Republican insurgents and Democrats
took from him not only the chairmanship
of, but even membership in, the all-
powerful committee on rules, the chief
asset in his stock of power.
Amid scenes of wildest disorder, for the
like of which one must go back to the
exciting days just prior to the Civil War
perhaps even those times might not
duplicate It the veteran Speaker, almost
74 years old. stood erect and defiant, his
head "bloody but unbowed.
Party Nearly Reunited.
At the end, when a bis Texan Democrat
accepted the Speaker's daring- challenge
and introduced a resolution to fling him
out of the Speakership, the Republican
regulars and insurgents, with few excep
tions, rallied with almost unbroken party
front and gave him a vote which almost
offset the "repudiation of Cannonism."
This is what happened:
By a. vote of 191 to 155, the Republican
insurgents voting solidly with the Demo
crats, the House adopted the resolution
of Representative Xorrls . (Rep.) of Ne
braska requiring a reorganization of the
rules committee, increasing its member
ship from five to ten and declaring the
Speaker ineligible to membership thereon.
By the curiously identical vote of 191
to 155 but with a decidedly different per
sonnel of alignment the House defeated
a resolution of Representative Burleson
of Texas, declaring the Speakership va
cant and ordering the immediate election
of a successor to ' Mr. Cannon.
Speaker Out of Committee.
The Norris resolution was as follows:
"There shall be a committee on rules,
elected by the House (hitherto the
committee of five, like all other House
committees, has been appointed by the
Speaker), consisting of ten members,
six of whom shall be members of the
majority party. "The Speaker shall not
be a member of the committee and the
committee shall elect Its own chair
man from Its own members. Resolved,
further-, that within ten days after the
adoption of this resolution that there
hall be an election of this committee,
and immediately upon its election the
(Concluded on Pape 2.)
I-iir5ssssSii?K"1 t' MZk' wn
-wnoae 'ittie Rag-Baby Is '"of" The Cae Aggluat Balllsgcr.
ESTATE OF VICTIM
OF SLIDE ALLURES
BOGUS HEIRS ATTEMPT TO GET
JACOB BRACKMAXX'S BODY.
With $50,000 Unclaimed, Many
Pose as Relatives, but Undertaker
Refuses All Demands.
SliATTLE, Wash., March 19. (Special.)
Lured by an estate valued at $10,000 to
$50,000 left by Jacob Brackmann, who was
killed in the Wellington avalanche, bogus
heirs have made repeated demands for
Brackmann's body. Thus far Gilbert M.
Butterworth, of the undertaking firm of
.Butterworth & Sons, has refused to take
them seriously. , '
Demands for the body, the identifica
tion of which Is srtyi in doubt, began sev
eral days ago. Telephone -messages at all
hours of the night and day have poured
In on Bulterworth. Some of the "heirs"
pose an brothers, others as cousins and
some as nephews.
Butterworth's curiosity was aroused
several , days ago. and he began an in
vestigation. He learned that Brachmatin
left no immediate heirs, and that his es
tate is valued close to $50,000. It is most
ly in cash.
Disgusted at the cupidity of the numer
ous "heirs." Butterworth determined to
await positive identification of the body
before allowing it to leave his establish
ment. The body is either Xo. 6 or "o. 81 of
those in the morgue. Each corpse has
been "identified"' by friends as that of
Brackmann. Butterworth's disgust turned
to anger yesterday afternoon when
one of Brackmann's '"sons" appeared at
the morgue and demanded the body.
"I"m sure this is my father's body,"
said the man. Buttyworth questioned
him closely. The young man became
confused and when Butterworth openly
accused him of falsehood, the bogus son
fled from the morgue without a denial.
PORTLAND GROWING RICH
Bank Clearance Record Broken
Bank clearances for the week, closing
yesterday, broke all previous weekly
records in the history of the Portland
clearing-house. The total reached $12,
918,174.82 or nearly $4,000,000 in excess of
the clearances for the corresponding week
in 1909. The increase is more than 43 per
cent. The clearances for the correspond
ing week one year ago were $9,009,055.23.
A part of the large volume of banking
business during last week Is accounted for
by heavy taac payments. The week was the
last for paying taxes and this factor,
added to the large normal increase over
the preceding year that has been main
tained since January 1. brought the total
to the unprecedented figures given.
t The clearances for Saturday aggregated
J1.72S.142.25, showing an Increase of more
than $800,000 over the corresponding Sat
urday in 1909. when the clearances aggre
SHACKLETOM TO EXPLORE
Lieutenant Holding Antarctic Record
to Make Dash for South Pole.
LONDON. March 19. Lieutenant
Shackleton, who holds the record of
"farthest south," and who is sailing
for the United States today, has his
plans well advanced for another Ant
arctio expedition In 1911. The British
explorer professed that his main ob
jects are scientific investigations and
geographic studies, but the character
of the preliminary arrangements
shows that unless the American and
the Scott expeditions reach the South
Pole, Lieutenant Shackleton will make
another dash for that goal. He pur
poses to use two ships at. Cape Adair
and Adelia Land as his bases of sup
plies. GIFT TO TEACHER STOLEN
Boy's Generosity Leads to His Arrest
for Burglary. -
ABERDEEN, Wash., March 19. (Spe
cial.) Edward Dugos. aged 13. gave his
school teacher a gold bracelet- as . gift
and it developed that he had robbed a
house to secure the gift.
Jewelry and other articles valued at
$50 were stolen from Frank Damitio's
home and the gift to the teacher having
drawn suspicion to the Dugos urchin, he
was arrested. The lad confessed to the
police and showed them where the rest
of the loot was disposed of.
HARRY MURPHY AGAIN CENTERS HIS PICTORIAL FIRE ON SOME OF . THE FADS, FANCIES, FOLLIES
MOORE KNEW BANK
$7000 Started Oregon
Trust, Is Testified.'
ONLY WORDS SECURED NOTES
Jurors in Trial of Banker Ask
INNER DEALS ARE TOLD
Bookkeeper, ex-Director and "Found
er Testify 50,000 AVithdrawal
Unexplained Accused Man in
Bank All of Last Day.
Three witnesses examined yesterday at
the trial of Walter H. Moore, ex-presl-dent
of the wrecked Oregon Trust &
Savings Bank, intimated that the bank,
with a capitalization of '$100,000, was
started on nothing but paper, only $7000
having been paid in when it opened its
They testified also that $94,963.04 was
wiped off the books by telephone stock
acquired as a bonus with the purchase of
questionable telephone bonds.
How Mr. Moore was present at the bank
the last day, when It was common talk
among the bank's employes that it would
close, and that he must have known its
condition before the depos-it of Minnie
Mitchell was received at 4 o'clock that
afternoon, was also recounted.
The three witnesses - were Adolph
Schultz. head bookkeeper of the bank
when the crash came; A. -T. Smith, a
director of the bank before it changed
its name and location, and L. O. Ralston,
its organizer and former president, who
sold his interest In the institution to Mr.
Moore, now n trial.
Entry Xot Explained.
Mr. Schultz was the first witness of
the day. He was called to elucidate the
entry concerning $50,000 which H. A
Graves, assistant cashier, said the day
before, had been withdrawn from the
bank and had been entered by him on the
teller's blotter under orders received from
W. Cooper Morris, cashier. The witness
devoted considerable time jn hunting
through the books, but was unable to ex
plain why the entry had been made.
Deputy District Attorney Fitzgerald en
deavored to show by this witness that
from the bookkeeping it could be de
ducted reasonably that Moore's and AJor
rls" notes for $25,000 each, which had been
given for stock, were wiped out and a
surplus of $50,000 created. Mr. Schultz
said he did not know how the surplus
was created but that he had been in
structed to enter it upon the books and
had followed his orders without question.
In the examination of Mr. Schultz, John
Y. Richardson, manager for Lester, Her
rick & Herrick, accountants, sat at the
table of the prosecution. W. Ferguson,
also an accountant, sat In an advisory
capacity with Attorney Fulton and his
associates on. the Moore side.
Mr. Schultz said that a debit slip of
$35,000 marked the entry of E. E. Lytle
into the bank's affairs and that he could
not throw much light on the missing $50,
000 other than to say that amount was
withdrawn. An analytical examination of
the bank's books, he said, showed that
the money must have been withdrawn, as
the cash account showed $64,6rt less on
hand tJian the day before. He also testi
fied that the withdrawal did not come
from overdrafts, as overdrafts for $3615
less than the day before were recorded
on the day of the $50,000 withdrawal.
Jurors Take Notes.
Mr. Schultz was asked questions' re
peatedly by the Jurors, several of whom
have note books and are taking memo
randa of the testimony for future ref
erence In the Jury room. One point
brought out by the testimony of .Mr.
Schultz was the first intimation in the
trial that Moore actually knew that the
bank crash was impending. The witness,
in response to a question as to when and
how he had first become cognizant of the
(Concluded on Pa so 3.)
f)F THOSE FOOLISH
W.E5T&rfiEft5 WOULD J
lci. uj tunjersve
OULfc'N'T )3t ANY
Cl OUT THtf!S"
WIm Man of the East.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
. The Weatber.
TESTERDAT'S Maximum tenperature. 60
degrees; minimum. 47 dejrrecs.
TODAY'S Showers, probably followed . by
clearing- weather during; the afternoon:
House eliminates Speaker Cannon from rules
committee, -but refuses to depose him.
Section 1, page 1.
Speaker Cannontells House that Republi
cans have no coherent majority: refuses
to resign, but would welcome vote to de
pose him. Section 1. page 8.
Speaker Cannon, in ruling" our Norris reso
lution, finds precedent In act of Samuel
J. Randall in 1878. Section 1, page 8.
Mondell pigeonholes Administration conser
vation bills; President vexed by indiffer
ence of House. Section 1, page 1.
Time of decision in Government's suit
against Oregon & Washington Railroad
matetr of conjecture.. Section 1, page 2.
Rupture- between British liberals and Irish
on House of Lords issue attain threatens.
Section 1. pagre 6.
T- O'Connor says situation satisfactory:
House of Lord a doomed. Section 4. page 1.
Carnegie sitting In bellboys' row in Los An
geles hotel, clerk yells "Front"; Laird
enjoys Joke. Section 1, page 1.
New York's fine insurance Inquiry may ri
val life insurance scandal. Section 1,
Board of Election Commissioners orders ex
amination of names on anti-saloon petl
. tlon at Chicago. Section !. page 3.
... Pacific Northwest.
Mapy hpitus heirs try to get hodv of man
killed in Wellington slide; SOU. O00 estate
lures. -Section 1, page 1.
Indications good for big fruit crop in Boise
Valley. Section . page 9.
Gobi, alleged Aberdeen murderer, has hear
ing postponed to May 2. Section 1, page 6.
Ballard and Seattle merchants . making
strong fight to kill provision for 1-ake
"""'f,' canal, in rivers and har
bors bill.- Section 1. page .
Washington Capitol Commission orders sale
of timber land to build capitol. Section 1.
Walla Walla fruit crop to be bumper farm
ers compelled to reseed wheat. Section
1, page 7.,
xtaitroaa franchise , disoute tears Spokane
.... . , .-iia M.iiu may cause cause spe
cial election. Section 1, page 7.
Aged AUiany man creeps behind son as he
eats, inflicting wound with hatchet. Sec
tion 1. page 7.
Jeffries attracts much attention from
crowds; training on woodpile. Section 3
Great throngs will flock to big fight July 4.
Section 3, page 8.
Corbtat says Jeffries is rounding into good
.. form. Section 3, page y.
Petraln sizes up team from play with' White
sox. Section 3, page 1.
r. M. c. A. offers
tlon 3, page 9.'
cup to swimmers. Sec-
CUs",rde autM mkes b's business,
bection 3. page 10.
NeT. rtDaI1 rues nearly formulated
tion.3, pace 10.
Hoppe gives pointers on billiard
page IO. .
Jeffrie, and McCredie both want Trainer
Cornell. Section 3, page 11
B" MrSo road, '"sept
rMrj r.nge rrln y8,era
Tr,iC'sectblo" ie"age 2DenS Saturda' April
Gto s by i-Av-jsssrs
Scotch lads win
u ul iujv. section
Portland and Vicinity.
0rHVnnt TiU"t atarted with $7000 and Presi
dn Jl00re mvst hve known concern
page I t6B,lfled I" trial. Section
Ma2tfo8.'tf, fr '"dffins-house sale money,
attorneys for couple In legal documSnti
assail each other. Section Be
Slaughter of furious tons war barelv avert
ed in Portland. Section .1, page 4.
Eastern Oregon cities in dead earnest In
their progress. Section 3 page 7
Council will probably adopt streetcar fenrior
next Wednesdaysection a. vi,c ii
Merger of Oregon Electric and United Rail
way, under Hill. J. prubableT Section".
;;-. . c. 3 or progressive spirit
astern Oregon. Section 1,
resKw,mr.Hd. Wash'nn lumber mills
swamped by orders, unable to supply de
mand. Section 1. paga
Prifran,Ine ,,an1nounced for ' convention of
Laymen's missionary movement. Section
-i. jvage to.
O. R. & ls Demonstration train will bee-ln
nine-day trip tonight. Section 1? page 10
c,tv0fYY?PKr dlck of new 8teel bridge by
KiXnt be,cheaper for Portland thai
building viaduct. Section 1. page 11.
Jteal .Estate' and Building.
Famous Hume Rogue River estate of 13 000
acres sells for 350.O00. Section 1, page L
Week in realty busier than usual. Section
4, page 4.
Work rushed on Mount Tabor reservoir bv
hydraulic. Section 4, page 4. .
rirsi r-resDyterlan Church to build
story annex. Section 4, page 4.
Home, spring -up all oer Irvingion.
tlon 4, page 4. . ,
Many large deals put through on East
Side, section 4, page 4. .
'"'pageT"' property oln8 up. Section
Be o'wiir"'8 eing bulIt ,n BIytheswood.
on Heights. Section .4. page 6.
tour new tracts soon to he nin.H
Restrictions to make Mcllnda Heights good
district. Section 4. page 7. su
Demand is strong for acreage for platting
Section 4, page 7. """a.
Oregon City to spend $200,000 on It. streets.'
Section 4. page 7.
Oddfellow, to build
Section 4, page 7.
hall at Forest Grove.
Syndicate of Portland men buys liso acre.
at Medford. Section 4. page a.
Sylvan wants to be annexed to Portland
Section 4, page 8. "iana.
Upper Aider street takes on changed ap
pearance. Section 4. page 8.
New metal works at Park and Everett com
pleted. Section 4. page fl.
Building operations become more numerous
big total is promised. Section 4, page 11.'
. "Who'd a. Thought It"
TUFT'S LAND BILLS
One Member Balks Ad
WEST COUNTED ON FOR AID
President Resents Indifference
SENATE WORKS EARNESTLY
Nothing Accomplished by House,
but Prospect Is That $30,000,000
Irrigation Bond Issne Ulti
mately AVill Suceed.
BY HARRY J. BROWN.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, March 19. Although Congress has
been in session nearly four months, prac
tically nothing has been accomplished
in the way of conservation legislation,
and so far as the records show, not one
single recommendation of the President
has yet received final consideration at
the hands of the legislative branch of
The Senate, it is true, has done a little,
but the House of Representatives has
yet to pass, or even consider, the first
one of the bills so strongly recommended
by the President in his special message
House Willing to Act.
The failure of the House to act Is not
due to lack of interest on the part of
the members, for whenever any one of
the conservation bills is reported, it' will
be discussed with fervor and it will be
passed. But the House can not consider
a bill until it has been reported by a
committee, and up to this day, not a sin
gle one of the conservation bills has
been reported, or even considered, by the
House committee on public lands.
' It Is seldom that blame for the inaction
of Congress can be placed upon the
shoulders of a single man, but in this
instance there Is an exception to the
rule. The failure of the House of Repre
sentatives to give consideration to Presi
dent Taft's conservation programme; is
duo to the refusal of Representative Mon
dell, chairman of the committee on public
lands, to bring before his committee any
of the bills Introduced at the request of
Mondell Is to Blame.
Mondell personally does not favor these
bills; therefore he has exercised his arbi
trary power as chairman to suppress
them, and deny the committee the right
to consider and report them.
Exception should, perhaps, be made
in the case of a single bill which Mr.
Mondell introduced, which embodies a
single feature of one of the most im
portant of the Administration meas
ures the bill permitting the surface
entry of coal lands. Wyoming has a
vast quantity of coal land within its
borders and Mondell has reported a bill
of his own which permits the home
steading or other entry of the surface
of such lands which are underlain witTi
coal. .But in this instance he has culled
out one phase of a big subject and
completely Ignored the recommenda
tions of the President as to the dis
posal of the coal Itself. In other
words. Mondell's bill will permit an
entryman .to establish himself on the
surface over a coal field, but it does
not prescribe conditions under which
the coal may be developed, and this, to
the President's mind, was one of the
most important features of the Ad
Senate CommU'ee at Work.
Over In the Sen .e a sub-committee
has been appointed to consider and re
port upon all of the President's conser
vation bills, and that committee Is at
work earnestly endeavoring to get to
gether. It has not yet been able to
reach an agreement, but assurance is
given that in due time reports will be
made to the committee on public lands,
(Concluded on Page 5.) (
IN BELLBOYS' ROW
IT IS HIS TURX TO JUMP WHEX
Youngsters Walt for Laird to Move.
"It It's Icewater" All Right,
IX3S ANGELES, Cal., March 19.
(Special.) "Front!" cried the day clerk
at the Redmond today, looking sharply
over his desk at a row of grinning
He raised his voice when the first
call started no "buttons" and roared
At the secondcall Andrew Carnegie,
a hundred times a millionaire, awoke
to the fact that the call was directed
toward him. He had chosen the first
seat on the bellboys' bench, and they,
thinking it an Immense joke, waited
quietly for a chance to move up. Mrj
Carnegie was "front." Walter Ray
mond proprietor of the hotel. hap
penetT along just at this moment.
"'This is bellboys' row," he ex
plained, "and they seem to enjoy
havlng you among them. It seems to
be your turn to answer the call."
Mr. Carnegie is a true Scotchman for
a joke and laughed heartily.
" 11 s ' water, - he said. "I can do
BRYAN TO STOP RUNNING
Quit Seeking Office.
LINCOLN. Neb., March 1 9. tSpecia 1.)
The statement of Representative Gil
bert M. Hitchcock, of the Omaha dis
trict, in announcing his candidacy for
"ator- tIlat he Had the promise of
William J. Bryan that the Democratic
leader will not stand in his way. Is in
terpreted here as meaning that Mr
Bryan will abide by his declaration
L"dt ne is a candidate for
not even the Presidency.
Politicians now assert with a good
deal of positiveness that thev Have in
side knowledge that Mr. Bryan has
made fiis last race for office at least
for a good many years.
Mr. Hitchcock does not sav he Is to
be regarded as a favored Bryan candi
date, and it Is a matter of record that
the latter Jias said that he would take
no sides among the different Demo
Mr. Hitchcock's chief rival for Demo
cratic Indorsement for Senator will be
William H. Thompson, of Grand
Island, who nearly two months ago an
nounced his candidacy.
MAN FALLS 60 FEET, LIVES
I-'armer Tumbles From Kir Tree and
Is Unconscious 12 Hours.
ELK CITY. Or.. March 19. (Special.)
After a fall of po feet. Jake Jacob
son, although he was unconscious for
over 12 hours, Is still alive. Jacobson
is a farmer, past 50 years old, and lives
on the Yaquina River, about two miles
He was cutting limbs from a fir tree
and had climbed nearly to the top. Sud
denly losing his footing, he fell to
the ground and was picked up sense
less. Members of his family attended
him at first, but after he regained his
senses Dr. F. M. Carter was summoned
from Newport and found him in a fcerj
ous condition from Internal injuries.
MATIN WILL SUE RIVAL
French Paper Resents Accusation of
Complicity In Scandal.
PARIS. March 19. The Matin an
nounces today that it will institute a
suit against Le Journal for $100,000
damages because of a series of articles
which the latter paper published con
necting the management of the Matin
with the Chartreuse affair.
The liquidation of the property of
the Carthusian monks is a part of tha
scandal now under investigation by the
LYNCHING JS "SUICIDE"
Arkansas Coroner's Jury Blames
Victims for Own Deaths.
MARION, Ark., March 19. According to
the verdict of the Coroner, Bob Austen
and Charley Richardson. the negroes
lynched here yesterday charged with aid
ing and abetting a recent jail delivery,
came to their death by suicide."
AND FOOLERIES OF THE
YES.fY ChilPjT0 BE A SUCCEbSPUL)
UnftDOtn Or rrfANCHIiti
AND WORKER. OF THE
Public OEfER ALLT
mm , m
jut now n:tmen
15,000 Acres Bought
by Portland Firm.
Southern Oregon District t
Be Opened to Settler.
'KING" HUME ECCENTRIC
Man, Who Acquired Thousands of
Acres. Starting Modestly, u
Jealous of Holdings Town of
Wedderburn Sold, Too.
Thousands of acres of land In th
Rogue River Valley, embracing an
estate which has, become historic in
Oregon as the rea lm of the late R. I .
Hume. "King of the Rogue River" and
the "Laird of Wedderburn," yesterday
passed into the hands of Portland men
for a consideration of 350.000.
Keasey, Humason & Jeffery, a real
estate firm of this city, have purchased
the holdings of the Hume Estate, in
cluding the transfer of 15,000 acres of
land, extensive filiiiijr rights, salmon
canneries, a wealth of water power, a
part of the town of Wedderburn. a larg
tract of timber land, sawmills, fruit
canneries, farm lands and a varied line
of Industries in the Southern Oregon
Starting with practically nothing In
the early days, Mr. Hume, who died a
year ago, began fishing operations on
the Rogue River and little by little in
creased his holdings. He developed his
particular section of the country in a.
wonderful manner and only ceased his
strenuous operations, which had earned
for him the title of "King of the Rogue
River," when he died.
How Hume Won Name of '-King.''
Much has been written of the eccen
tricities of the former owner and of his
methods of building up his country.
One anecdote which illustrates the
character of the man, is of his opera
tions in developing a pea cannery and
pea-raising industry along the Rogue
River. He set out several hundred
acres with peas and started a cannery.
His pea fields offered employment to
thousands of pickers. One day he met
with a strike. Arbitrate? Not at all. He
simply shut up the plant, locked the
doors, plowed up his pea fields and let
the cannery rust, despite the money which
was- loBt through its non-operation.
It was uch operations as these which
did much to earn for him the titles which,
he secretly loved, but affected to scorn.
The great wealth developed by Mr.
Hume Includes 15,000 acres of land. This
is located along the Rogue River Valley
18 miles from its- mouth and also a ions
the coast for a distance of five miles.
The town of Wedderburn Is located on
the property and the sale Includes the
transfer of a general store supplying tha '
surrounding country, a hotel, a big sal
mon cannery,' two cold storage plants,
one located at Wedderburn and the other
at Port Orford, two salmon hatcheries,
one at Trail Creek, on the Upper Rogue
River above Medford, and the other
near the mouth of the river. The Gov
ernment operates the hatchery at the up
per river and the Hume people have been
operating the lower one.
5000 Acres Set in Timber.
The eale also Includes two sawmills lo
cated near Wedderburn, in the heart of
heavy timber. There are about 5000
acres of timber land, a. part of which Is
the celebrated Port Orford cedar and
the remainder is Oregon fir. The timber
is all heavy and will be retained by tha
Of the 10,000 acres, in addition to tha
timber land, there are S000 acres of tilla
ble land, well supplied with water and
which Is a rich land, well adapted for ag
ricultural purposes. It Is the Intention of
the new owners to open the territory -of
the Lower Rogue River, long shut off
from the rest of the world, by platting
(Concluded on Page 5.)
It' Oh, Vou Taxpayer.