Pages 1 to 12 VOL. XXIX. XO. 1.3 PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH . "27, 1910. PRICE FIVE CENTS. CAN PJ 0 N 1 S M DEAD POLITICAL ISSUE LITTLE PICKANINNY ALMOST-ADOPTED FOOTBALL CRUELTY ENGINEERS ALMOST STARVE IN WILDS VERTREES DEFENDS NEW REIGN OF LAW WIFE WOULD LOSE CONTRACT HUSBAND GIRL, 15, CHOKED WILL B! 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. 78 Pages MODIFIED 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 Tember elections. 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 be Republican. 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 (Concluded on Pace 2. ACCORD WTrt 3o7H tMOSJ Ul- J ML- t Cfla- VUVI J ir A Ay 3yj a T-S Aacrrm With SomUhlnu a) Ljii.. Only I lie Cheerful Idiot. Nomoll.lnjf UoIdk All the Time. Looking Him in the Mouth. He's Peaceful Satu, but Terrible Situation. pie X 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 colored gentleman." 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 Water System. 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 vember next. 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. I 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 trial record. HARRY MURPHY SEES A VARIETY OF TOPICS IN THE WEEK'S NEWS WORTHY OF PICTORIAL PRESENTATION. iiy. VAICLE, 5AC" AOTHNCr THAT'S DO Br AAY80JY "V THIS S C a SJ 7V? V 5 AIL Wl7ir W"-J ROOSEVELT SAYS SO, VCVLDH'T 7 ot t '3iv jnyvu ALL F?0tJ! TO fJArE E?PETViL PtESDtfT -- Ac if- ( .1 y. jail I r-J ' . Ji I , ,& -I V ifii! . I v V I--1 J J I v-c I,- - V S ill rv- 1 - . " -"w a Mt-n ipa m pity- ' jri i r.,vji -v i io vjaav i m vv .av ..-.- j-,yr i .s-Jvv. ir...ss. vxv-s t Important ChangesAre 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 Compensating- Advantages to Offense. 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. i : 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 this city. 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 educational elements. 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 abolish football. 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 mass plays. The third change i sthe prohibition of the diving tackle. The flying tackle (Concluded on Pape 3.) 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 winter snowdrifts. 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 found. 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 taken. 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 buildings.' 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 salmon each. 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 was arrested. SHIP FLOUNDERS HELPLESS Steamer Atlas Tells by Wireless of Broken Propeller. 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 Outlined. CONSERVATION NOT CAPRICE "Pinchot Service" Is Flayed in Caustic Epigrams. 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 suggestion." Pinchot Vanity Pointed Out. Mr. Vertrees also dwelt at length upon Gifford Pinchot. and "the Pinchot serv "ice." as he chose to designate the "forestry." "Mr. Pinchot, vain and flattered by his own publicity bureau." "Pinchot ceased to be the Department of Agriculture." "He wa exposed and . Mr. Ballinger had committed the unpardonable sin pf defeating the ambition of a self-exaggerated man." "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 Mr. Pinchot." 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 (Concluded on Page 5.) 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 well. 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 and Humphries. 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 expected. - 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 paralysis. New York Is Scene of Ghastly Murder. 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 her abduction. 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 committed. 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 (Concluded on Pacn 2.