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VOL. XXIX. XO. 1.3
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH . "27, 1910.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
CAN PJ 0 N 1 S M DEAD
STARVE IN WILDS
NEW REIGN OF LAW
WIFE WOULD LOSE
GIRL, 15, CHOKED
WHEN' BABY TURNS BLACK, TA
COJLA WOMKN BACK DOWN.
CACHES OP FOOD ROBBED BY
INDIANS IN MOUNTAINS.
ANNULMENT IS ASKED AFTER
SEPARATION OF 2 7' YEARS.
BURIED IN FLUE
Speaker Realizes He
Can't Win Again.
DEMOCRATS PLAY GAME BADLY
By Destroying Cannon's Power
They Injure Own Cause.
FACTION FIGHT WILL LAST
Hitterncss Between Regulars anil
Insurgents Will Be Carried Jnto
Campaign and Profits Will
fio to Opposition Party.
BY HARRY J. BROWN.
OREGOXIAN NEWS bUKK.AU, Wash
ington, March 26. Cannonism is no
longer an Issue in American politics.
Not only Is tiie issue eliminated so
far as the approaching campaign is
roncerned, but it is eliminated for all
time, for the House has so curtailed
the power of the Speaker as to make
it Impossible for him longer to dom
inate that body, and at the end of his
present term, March 4, 1!11, Cannon
will step down from the Speaker's chair
for the last time.
No Republican House of Representa
tives will a train elect him Speaker, notwithstanding-
the splendid indorsement
he received at the close of the mem
orable battle of last week.
It Is now generally believed among
Cannon's Republican friends that lie wil,
not again seek the Speakership. Rather
they expect him to announce before
the close of the present session that
he will retire at the expiration of the
61st Congress. It was not his original
intention to do so, but to stay in the
fight to the bitter end, be that what
it may. Is'ow, however, he has begun
to realize what his friends have long
known,, that he must eliminate himself
or suffer another defeat, and the next
one at the hands of his friends.
Democrats' Throw Away Issue.
Now that Cannon has been shorn of
his power and the Speaker, like the
Vice-President, has been made a figure
head. Democratic members of the
House who joined the insurgents to
bring about this result are beginning
to wonder whether they were wise in
overthrowing the Republican, organiza
tion and eliminating the Speaker from
the committee on rules. It was tins
membership of the old rules committee
that gave the Speaker most of his
power, and it was the exercise of this
power that created the issue of Can
nonism. And Cannonism was one of the big
Issues on which the Democrats intended
to rely in the campaign this coming
i'aH. By their own hand they have
destroyed this issue, which unques
tionably would have given them :.ot
a few close Republican districts. Hav
ing done all this, they are pondering
over their accomplishment, and won
dering whether they have impaired
thir chances of success in the No
It i true thev ran set up the claim to
the credit for curtailing the power of the
Speaker, for they furnished the large ma
jority of the votes that defeated the
Republican organization, and the tight
started by the Republican insurgents
would not have succeeded without the
complete co-operation of the Democrats.
Rut this contention will be met with the
argument that. Inasmuch a? the rules
have been changed, a Republican House
could not again confer on the Speaker
the powers he enjoyed prior to the insurgent-Democratic
combine, and the fur
ther argument that Cannon will not
again be Speaker, even if the next House
light Will Ctoutiiiiic.
But while, the Democrats are inclined
to take a DCFS-imis'tic view of the situa
tion, the regular Republicans are in no
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Fannie Paddock Hospital Takes in
Foundling and ' Makes tireat
Plans for Its Career.
T A COM A. Wash., March 26. (Special.)
There is a dark cloud hovering over the
nurses and attendants at the Fannie Pad
dock Hospital. For 21 days they have
cared for a wee baby that was left on
the doorstep of C. C. Hunt's residence, 49
South C street, the night of March 6.
It had been planned to keep the child
at the hospital and bring it up as a ward
of the institution. So young was the baby
that no suspicion entered the minds of
any one that it was other than white."
Of late, however, it has been growing
darker, and today it was considered cer
tain the child is what Superintendent
Burroughs declared "a high-class little
It might have been worse, say the hos
pital authorities, for several prominent
Taeoma, women had each expressed a
willingness a few weeks ago to adopt the
baby. The pickaninny Us a 6-weeks-old
bouncer. His future is now uncertain.
TRENCHES DUG FOR PIPES
forest Grove Will Soon Have New
FOREST GROVE, Or., March 2G.
(Special.) The distributing system for
the new water works is being put in
and a large crow of men is at work
digging the trenches for. the pipes, the
first consignment of which is expected
to be here Tuesday.
The work is being rushed and it is
expected that the city system will be
in operated by the same time the con
tracting company completes the in
stallation of the conduit line from the
headworks to the reservior on Bux
ton Hill. A bond issue for $60,000 has
been made to defray the expenditures
of the new system.
The source of the -water supply is
up in the mountains in the Clearwater
district, southwest of Gales City, and
the water, which has been tested, is
said to be most wholesome. It trinkles
down direct from the mountain, and
Forest Grove citizens are as proud of
their new source of water supply as
the people of Portland are of Bull Run.
SHIPS TO VISIT EUROPE
Lony; Cruise Planed for Vessels of
A iner lea 11 N a v y .
WASHINGTON, March 26. Europe is
to see a Rain many of t he ships that
made up the prreat American naval fleet
that en ci ruled the globe. Secretary
Meyer today siated that It was his pres
ent intention to order the Atlantic fleet
to the Mediterranean some time in No
The ships are to go in division for
mation to prve the division command
ers necesbary experience in lon cruising-
when, to a larpe extent, they will
be thrown upon their own resources.
From the Mediterranean the vessels
will proceed to Gnu nlanumo, Cuba,
reaching there in time to take up their
regular Summer target practice.
1 MARRIED MAN WOT WANTED
Wife J s I Jar to Diploma tie Asijrn
inent to Japan.
WASHINGTON", March 2. Knsigrn
George IZ. f-ake has been ordered to
Tokio in place of Ensiyn Charles M.
Austin, who had been selected to be one
of the American naval officers to be at
tached to the A merican Embassy for
the purpose of studying-the Japanese
la nmm E"e.
As he is married, Secretary Meyer
deemed that it was necessary to find a
substitute, as only unmarried officers
were wanted for the place.
DESTROYERS ARE SPEEDY
Only Preston and Lumson Kail to
H.xcecd Speed Limit.
WASHINGTON. March 26. livery one
of the torpedo-boat destroyers compos
ing the Atlantic torpedo fleet except
the Preston and the J.amson exceeded
its, contract speed on the recent run
from Key West to Pensacoia. a distance
of about 450 knots.
The Preston fell behind her contract
record only two-tenths of a-knot and
no trouble of any kind was experienced.
The Unison was 2.6 knots behind her
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Made in Rules.
I.UMBER "ROUNDS" INCREASED
Amendments Seek to Antici
pate Demand for Abolition.
EXPERIMENTS TO BE MADE
Open iPJays to 15e Feature of Xew
System Opportunity Given for
ADOPTKD CHANGES MAKE FOOl
BALl "SAILER" (iAME.
1. Removal of tho requirement
that the player who receives the ball
from the snap back run five yards
to either side before advancing.
'2. A requirement that seven men
be maintained by the offense on the
line of scrimmage.
3. Prohibition of the flying- tackle.
4. Ui vision of the game Into four
periods of 15 minutes each.
5. No pushing "'"or pulling of the
runner to be allowed.
6. A requirement that the ball.
In the case of an on-slde kick, must
strike the ground at least 6 yards
beyond the line of scrimmage, fail
ing which, the membeVs of the team
kicking the ball are off side.
NEW YORK, March 26. Six far
reaching changes In the game of foot
ball were decided upon today by the
intercollegiate football rules committee
at the close of a two-days' session in
These rules cover offensive tactics,
prohibition of the flying tackle, four-Iierled-
games, no undue interference
with runner, and two requirements to
modify the violence of scrimmaging.
The pdoblem before the committee
was to eliminate, so far as possible,
the dangers which have attended the
game,, while preserving its fascination
as a spectacle and its disciplinary and
Move to Abolish l-'eared.
It was felt that the next session
would be crucial. Either Injuries must
bo fewer ,or there would be a serious
hazard of a widespread movement to
The steps decided upon to effect re
forms will result in weakening the
power of the offense so materially that
it v.-as necessary to devise means to
offset the acquired strength of the de
fense. In this purpose two generaj
plans are under consideration.
In the interval before, the next meet
ing of the committee in Philadelphia on
April 20, experiments will be carried
on by each member of the committee
at his own college, and on the result
of these experiments will depend the
plan which shall prevail.
Mass Plays Kliminated.
Briefly stated, the changes so far
adopted will result in the elimination
to a large extent of mass plays and the
substitution of open plays.
The first change adopted was the re
moval of the present restriction that a
runner receiving the ball directly from
the snap back must run five yards to
one side. This, in the opinion of the
committee, will give the quarterback
much larger opportunities to make
good runs, will offer an opportunity for
quicker plays and will create a need
for the exercise of more strategy.
The second change provides that
seven men be kept by the offense on
the line of scrimmage. This will pre
vent the drawing back of linemen for
offensive plays and is a direct blow at
The third change i sthe prohibition
of the diving tackle. The flying tackle
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Canadian Northern Survey Party of
2 2 Men Subsist Plve Days on
Five Pounds of Bacon.
VANCOUVER, B. C, March 26. Their
supplies stolen by Cree Indians in the
Wilds of the Rocky Mountains, and with
every one of their 44 horses dead of star
vation, 22 men belonging to a Canadian
Northern Railway survey party, headed
by Engineer C. f! Hinington, arrived in
Vancouver today, -after having fought
their way to civilization through mid
On their return trip from Tellowhead
Pass, where they had been at work, the
engineers discovered that their caches of
supplies had been rifled. The horses per
ished of starvation on the trip into the
Rockies, the animals finding It impossi
ble to dig their food from beneath the
frozen crust of the snow.
March 2, when 193 miles northeast of
Kamloops, the 22 men found that all that
lay between them and starvation was five
pounds of bacon. On that they pushed
over the snow for two days to Blue River,
where 50 pounds of flour was given them
by a trapper. Twenty-nine miles further
sout ha cache of 100 pounds, of flour was
This flour was made into bannocks,
which were equally divided among the
men, who struggled on over the wind
swept ice drifts of the North Thompson
River, 90 miles to the head of a govern
ment wagonroad. At this point a settle
ment was reached and two days' rest
So famiahed were the men on reaching
the settlement that they consumed five
buehels of potatoes at one meal.
CANNERY WILL BE BUILT
Supplies and Machinery Shipped for
Bristol Bay Plant.
ASTORIA, Or.. March 26. (Special.)
The Columbia River Packers' Asso
ciation, which has operated canneries
on the Columbia River and at Nusha
gah River, Bristol Bay, Alaska, for
several years, is to erect a new can
nery at Anchorage Bay, In Chignik
Bay, on the south side of the Alaskan
Peninsula. .The schooner Forester
sailed for there today with lumber and
material for the new plant, as well as
a " force of mechanics to erect the
The plant, which is to be a "one
line" cannery, with a capacity of
about 50,000 cases a season, is to be lo
cated on property taken up by James
Osmond, who has been a pilot in the
revenue-cutter service of that district
for a number of years and who is to
be the superintendent of the new can
nery. About April 6, the ship Jabez Howes
will sail with the machinery, cannery
crew and supplies for the plant. The
fishing in Cignik Bay is done -with
traps, few if any glllnets being used.
Two canneries are there at present,
one belonging to the Northwestern
Fisheries Company and the other to
the Alaska Packers' Association, the
latter being the plant originally es
tablished by the Scandinavian Packing
Company of this city. Last season
those canneries packed 80,000 cases of
BLACK HAND HAS VICTIM
One of Petrosino's Former Aids Shot
in Ntjw York.
NEW YORK. March 26. Another of
Lieutenant Petrosino's former aids
was fatally wounded today, a victim it
is believed of Black Hand vengeance.
He was Thomas Maresca. a youth who
had been employed on the confidential
squad, maintained by Petroslno.
While following a bigger cluo obtained
after the receipt recently of letters in con
nection with Black Hand crimes he
was shot today by an Italian near St.
George. Staten Island. His assailant
SHIP FLOUNDERS HELPLESS
Steamer Atlas Tells by Wireless of
SAN FRANCISCO. March 26. That the
lumber steamer Atlas is floundering about
off the coast of Humboldt County with
her propeller broken, was the wireless
information flashed to the steamship
Nann Smith, which arrived here today.
. The message gave no position and al
though the Nann Smith cruised about
for some time, she was unable to locate
the crippled vessel.
Case for Ballinger Is
CONSERVATION NOT CAPRICE
"Pinchot Service" Is Flayed in
ALL TO BE MADE CLEAR
Committee Refuses to Compel Secre
tary to Appear Immediatel Di
vision Indicates That Two
Ileports Will Be Made.
WASHINGTON, March 26. After the
Ballinger-Pinchot investigating committee
had declined twice to grant the request
of Attorney Brandeis, representing Louis
R Glavis and others, to compel the im
mediate attendance of Secretary Ballinger
as a witness, John J. Vertrees late today
made the opening statement in Mr. Bal
Iinger's behalf and began the presenta
tion of testimony. Mr. Vertrees declared
that the testimony of Glavis and others
would be shown to be "grossly fal5e."
"There is no act of Mr. Ballinger," as
serted the attorney, "to which it is pos
sible to ascribe an unworthy motive or
improper purpose otherwise than through
the suspicion of a perverted mind, or
the resentment of a discharged public
servant, or the programme of an un
scrupulous political Intrigue."
Law Succeeds Men.
Mr. Vertrees' statement sparkled with
epigrame. In one of thefe, referring to
the acts of officers of the last adminis
tration, the attorney said:
"There was the reign of men, March 4,
1909. came the reign of law."
Although Mr. Vertrees was particularly
referring to Messrs. Garfield and Pinchot,
some members of the committee after
adjournment were inclined to construe
the statement as a fling at Mr. Roose
velt and so expressed themselves.
"Patriot Glavis,'' came in for a large
share of Mr. Vertrees' attention. "Glavis,
suspicious by nature, became perverted
by detective service."
"Glavis believed to be honest and
known to be -capable."
"Glavis refusal to speak is to be
ascribed to a vanity that brooks no
Pinchot Vanity Pointed Out.
Mr. Vertrees also dwelt at length upon
Gifford Pinchot. and "the Pinchot serv
"ice." as he chose to designate the
"Mr. Pinchot, vain and flattered by his
own publicity bureau."
"Pinchot ceased to be the Department
"He wa exposed and . Mr. Ballinger
had committed the unpardonable sin pf
defeating the ambition of a self-exaggerated
"He reviews the birthplace of that
s-pirit of resentment and revenge
lo assassinate the good name of
Mr. Ballinger and bring reproach on the
President of the United States who had
not retained Mr. Garfield and had dis-mit'S-id
Of- -Mr. Ballinger. the attorney said:
"Mr. Ballinger holds that conservation
is not a thing of caprice, but of law."
'True Conservation" Has Friend.
"True conservation has no sturdier sup
porter than he."
"Those who have already been born
and now breathe, have rights as well as
those yet to be born and yet to breathe."
"In restoring to entry vast areas of the
public domain, which he believed to have
been wrongfully withdrawn, Mr. Bal
linger -stilt believes he was right, but if
he erred, he denies that it was an error
for which the good faith of his official
action ehould be questioned by those who
would substitute opinion for law."
"Not a site was lost."
"He could have transferred Mr.
Glavis at any time and obviously
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Wife Loses Faith in Souse on
Learning He Had Other Partners
When She Signed "Contract."'
ST. LOUIS. March 26. Although sue
has not heard from her "contract hus
band" in 27 years. Mrs. Charlotte Thomas,
known to her friends as Charlotte Judd,
petitioned the Circuit Court today to dis
solve her marriage to Ambrose Thomas
and declare the contract void.
Mrs. Thomas, who is 70 years old,
signed the marriage- contract in 1877. In
it she expressed the belief that marriage
was founded by laws of nature and "no
law should or could make such partner
ship indissoluble or keep It in force."
Her petition alleges that she learned in
18S3 tlia.t Thomas had one or more wives
living when - she signed the contract.
From the day of her discovery until now,
she said, she had not heard from him.
FEDERAL OFFICE SOUGHT
Several Candidates in Field for Re
ceivership ut Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, Wash., March 26.
(Special.) Several candidates for the
position of Receiver for the United
States Land Office In this city are al
ready In the field. Alexander Cook,
incumbent, will not seek reappoint
ment,' as his health is not good, but
will retire to his farm on the Colum
bia opposite Hood Hiver, to recuper
ate. During his term of office the
salary has been about $3000 a year.
As most of the Government land in
this district lias been disposed of, the
office in the future will not pay so
Among the most active candidates
for the office is W. W. Sparks, who
was a member of the last Legisla
ture. He was attorney for the prose
cution of J. H. Schively, Insurance
Commissioner. Mr. Sparks has the In
dorsement of some influential politi
cians of Clark County.
Among others mentioned for the of
fice are 1. H. Imus, attorney at Kalama;
Senator Presby, at Goldendale, and Mr.
O'Brien, of Klickitat County, and E. E.
Beard, of Vancouver.
The appointment will be made upon
the recommendation of Senators Piles
CLIFF CLIMBED FOR MAIL
Man of "2 Takes Hard Tramp Be
cause Bridge Is Mashed Out.
DAYTON, Wash., March 26. (jSpe
cial.) "111 have my mail." declared
"Uncle Ed" Maloney, aged 72, yesterday
as he sUxhI on one side of the raging
Touchet river unable to reach his mail
box on the other side because the
bridge had been swept away. Secur
ing a stout walking cane and donning
a. pair of heavy shoes, the aged moun
taineer walked to Dayton, a distance
ot two miles, crossed the river, walked
down the opposite side and traversed
his steps, securing the letter he had
- It was a difficult, as well as long
tramp, Mr. Maloney being compelled
to climb a sheer bluff over 300 feet
high and to walk through sloughs and
mud ankle deep.
"Uncle Ed" has lived in a cabin 16
miles back In the Blue Mountains for
3.i years, often walking to Dayton for
provisions. Ho is only five feet tali
and weighs 125 pounds. He came from
Ireland when a boy, but securel natur
alization papers a short time ago.
CONTEMPT FINE REVERSED
Superior Court Releases Man Com
mitted by Justice.
GOLDENDALE. Wash.. March 26.
(Special.) George WV Smith was fined
$50 yesterday and committed for con
tempt by Justice of the Peace William
H. Walker for disobeying the order of
the Justice to keep quiet. When
brought here by a Deputy Sheriff he
employed counsel and Judge McMaster,
in the Superior Court, dismissed the
order of commitment on the ground
that the justice had exceeded his juris
diction. Two Indians were on trial for as
sault and Smith ordered the Justice to
dismiss the case. Walker told Smith
to sit down. Smith retorted that it
was a kangaroo court and defied the
Justice to fine him.
The Jury acquitted the Indians.
Noted Editor Dies.
CHICAGO. Marcli 26. Charles J.
O'Malley, editor of the New World, a
Catholic publication, and a poet of con
siderable reputation, died here today of
New York Is Scene of
YOUTH, 18, TRAILED, ARRESTED
Decoy Promise of Employment
Lures Fiend's Victim.
CHARRED BODY IN SACK
Ruth Wheeler, Disappearing Thurs
day, Sisters Trace Her lo Apart
ment Voung German Held for
Abd uct ion Ad mils Let ters.
NEW YORK, March 26. The body
of Ruth Wheeler, the little girl grad
uate who was lured from her widowed
mo,-her last Thursday by a decoy
promise of employment, was found late
this afternoon In a gunnysack on a
fire escape outside She apartment of
Albert Wolter, the man charged with
The girl had been strangled with a
rope, hacked with a knife, burned be
yond recognition and thrust carelessly
out of doors, like so much rubbish.
Identification was possible only b
shreds of clothing, and fragments ot
jewelry, but there was abundant evi
dence of hows the murder had beojj
Around the neck were the charred
fibers of nianila burnt into the flesh.
The apartment reeked with the odor
of kerosene. There were oil stains ir.
front of the newly-painted fire board
that hid an open grate. Fully dressed
the girl's clothing and hair had been
saturated with kerosene. The fire
board had been removed and the body
thrust up the chimney standing. When
the match was touched to her, sua
burned like a torch.
This afternoon a neighbor had no
ticed the lumpy bundle outside his
window and thinking it refuse, had
poked it off the fire escape into the
back yard with a bruomhandlc
The bundle moved obstinately and
fell with a crash. His suspicions
aroused, the neighbor hurried down
stairs for the janitor to investigate.
Ruth Wheeler was 15 years old. the
youngest of three sisters, encouraged
by their mother, a dressmaker, to self
support. Ruth had just been gradu
ated from a business college and was
eager for employment. An employ
ment agency for graduates is con
ducted by the college, and Rutli called
there often to look for a situation.
Thursday morning she left home on
her usual errand ani never returned.
The girl's failure to come home alarmeo
her relatives. The elder sisters, Pearl
and Adelaide, went to th college and
learned that the following postcard had
been turned over to her:
Postcard Is Clew.
"Dear Madam Please call in reference
to position of stenographer at residence
of the secretary.
(Signed) "A. WOLTER.
"122 E. One Hundred and Fifth street."
Investigation at the address given soor.
phowed that Wolter. whom his landlady
described as a sickly, white-faced youth
of about 20, with flashy clothes ani
elaborately-curled hair, had left thf
ar.artment where he lived with his wife
earlier in the same day. He received
many calls from young girls, said the
landlady, and she had noticed particular,
ly that the one who called yesterday wh:
fresher of face and better dressed thar
the ordinary run of them.
With Wolter gone, the detectives waitee
for his wife. When she appeared thej
trailed her until she met a man answer
ing Wolter's description. He was ar
rested Immediately and taken to th
rooms he had vacated. At first he de
nied writing postcards to business schools
but later admitted the correspondent
but could not explain "it.
Before a magistrate he had nothing tc
fay but to others he admitted that tht
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