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PORTLAND, OREGON. SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 3, 1910.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
CLOSE AS KING'S
RARE OLD RELICS
FOUND IN A CAVE
TO ABE LINCOLN
MODEL. ESTABLISHMENTS WILL
PRIEST COMES IPON PAPERS
SEXSATIOXAL SCEXE FOLLOWS
FILING OF DIVORCE.
Italy's Ruler Details De
SLEUTHS TO SERVE AT TABLE
Cooking of ex-President's
Food Also Watched.
MAFIA EXPERT IN CHARGE
Captain Fabroni, of Florence, Espe
cially Summoned to Protect Dis
tinguished American From
Black HandCare Constant.
HOME, April 2. (Speoial.) so pains
taking have been the preparations of
Italy to surround Colonel Roosevelt
With safeguards during his tour here
lhat Secret Service agents, especially
detailed by the King, will resplace
Ngular waiters at the hotels where
the Roosevelt will stay.
Besides serving: at table, the govern
ment waiters will supervise the cook
Ins of all food to be partaken by the
fcx-Presldent, to thwart any attempt of
the "Black Hand" Camorra and Mafia
fchief-j to poison the distinguished
This precaution is only a hint of the
feare Italy Is taking of the person of
Colonel Roosevelt. Even King Emmanuel
Jrlll not be guarded any closer than the
(Treat hunter from the time he landed in
Naples today until he departs for Vienna.
Captain Fabroni, who hue made Camor
ta. life a study, has been summoned from
Florence to Naples and Intrusted with
the mission of watching members of the
notorious society lest they attempt an
assault upon Mr. Roosevelt. "Black
Hand" Camorra and Mafia chiefs are
hostile to the ex-Presldentbecause of the
Bid he gave Italian police In the capture
of criminals who had escaped to Amer
ica and especially of the notorious Ca
morra leader, Kricone, who was arrested
hi New York and is now awaiting trial
Captain Fabroni has established espe
cial surveillance over the harbor, city
and the hotel where the Roosevelts will
SAH.es RECEPTION THKIUJXG
Koosovelt Cheered to the Echo; He
NAPLES, April 2. Ex-President
Roosevelt was given a tremendous re
ception at the Theater San Carlos,
where he attended a performance to
night. The Americans In the boxes
started the cheering, which was taken
up by a great body of students seated
In the third gallery. Colonel Roose
velt arose and bowed his acknowledg
ments, which only served to Increase
the tumultuous applause.
During an intermission students to
the number of 200 marched to the rear
of Colonel Roosevelt's box, where they
here presented to the ex-President by
Professor Boggiano, of the University
bf Naples, who, in a graceful speech,
recalled the Colonel's parting injunc
tion to President Taft, that the great
est problem for the United States was
the maintenance of the moral well-being
anfl strength of the people. Pro
cessor Hogglano said that this was also
the greatest problem for all countries.
Colonel Roosevelt, replying, appealed
to the students to aspire to the high
est Ideals, but warned them that their
aspirations must be coupled with prac
"Life is a struggle." he said. "You
Siust not keep In the clouds. Tour
t teals must be such as can be real
ted." Shouts of Welcome Greet.
Amid shouts of "Long live Roose
relt" from countless thousands gath
ered on the shore, and with flags of
Italy and the United States, hats and
handkerchief s waving In his honor,
Theodore Roosevelt arrived this
doming on board the steamer Prinz
When the Prins Helnrich was sighted
this morning the docks of San Vincenso
fcnd the Immacolatella, the arsenal and
the Promenade Chiala along the Via
rararciplo were crowded. On many
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Plan Is to Charge Only Legal Hates
on Furniture Security and Put
T'surers Out of Business.
NEW YORK, April 2. (Special.)
Mrs. Russell Sage has Inaugurated a
atate-wlde plan to thwart the loan
sharks who fatten upon the necessities
of the poor. She has returned from
her trip across the continent to put
into immediate effect measures to save
the unfortunate from the exactions of
The Sage millions will capitalize a
chain of model loan establishments
which will advance money to the poor
on their household goods atthe legal
rate of interest.
The plan has been prepared by the
Sage Foundation, in co-operation with
Orion H. Cheney, State Superintendent
of Banks, and awaits only Mrs. Sage's
Mr. Cheney, who has been waging
a bitter war upon the loan sharks, said
"When the Sage Foundation enters
this field not only will It accomplish
a most worthy mission but at the same
time it can be made financially pro
fitable. The concerns which take un
fair advantage of the unfortunates
who axe financially embarrassed will
be either driven out of the business or
forced to conduct their business on
the same fair basis as the Sage Foun
dation." Mr. Cheney said he believed the. poor
who have to resort to the securing of
loans on their furniture should, be
cared for In preference to the class
that secures advances on salary.
HOLY ROLLERS ARE LOSING
Determined Attempt Made to Oust
Colony From Ballard Beach.
SEATTLE, "Was.. April 2. Special.)
The Holy Rotters who bulldtd their
nouses upon the sands of Ballard Beach
are threatened with ' the dissolution of
their religious colony. The camp has
withstood attacks by business, and repre
sentative men of Ballard and : ounding
of waves from. Puget Sound gales, with
prayers and determination to rehabilitate
the wreckage and stick it out, but since
Mrs. A. B. Green was allowed to die In
toe colony for want of medical attention,
and a Coroner's jury held the woman's
husband and several others responsible
and recommended criminal prosecution,
there has been a noticeable weakening In
the hearts of the followers of Gurley.
The Salmon Bay Improvement Club has
renewed its efforts to oust the Holy
Rollers from the choicest bit of beach
near Ballard. Those held responsible for
the death of Mrs. Green have disappeared
from the camp and it is said others will
TRAIN TAKES 130 CARS
Doubling Up Made Necessary by Op
eration of 16-Hour Law.
VANCOUVER, Wash., April 2. (Spe
cial.) A freight train of 130 cars, two
cabooses and two engines, was brought
into the city today by engine No. 469
on the North Bank. It was In reality
two trains, the first one having been
tied up on account of the lt-hour law
a few stations east of Vancouver.
"When the 16 hours of the first train
crew had expired it tied up at the first
station it reached. The second train
coupled up and brought the first train
into this terminal. The crew which
was tied up came in In Its own ca
boose. The length of this train Is almost
without precedent and would not be
possible on most railroads. The con
struction of the grades; of the North
Bank road makes it possible to haul
record loads. The train was nearly a
OWEN WISTER SEARCHED
Novelist, Wife and Child, Coming
From Mexico, Declare Hat Only.
BL PASO. Tex., April J. A. L. Sharpe,
Collector of Customs here, declared to
day that Owen Wister, the novelist, had
not been searched here as a suspected
opium smuggler as reported.
Sharpe saye Mr. and Mrs. Wister, on
coming from Mexico, declared for duty
a Mexican hat and when asked if they
had anything else dutiable and replying
In the negative, they were taken off the
train and searched by Fred Logan, an
inspector, who has been in the service
HARRY MURPHY LOOKS
Speaker Cannon Pays
HOUSE TASK TRYING, HE SAYS
Eternity "Public Debt Sure of
Payment" His Simile.
M'CREDIE BEARS GAVEL
Patriarch Lawmaker Relinquishes It
to Washington Kepresenative,
Who Eulogises Predecessor.
Clark Praises Departed.
WASHINGTON, April 2. In the
solemnity of a service in memory oX a
departed colleague, Francis W. Cush
man, late Representative from Wash
ington, Speaker Cannon In the House
today talked of the trials met by pub
lic men In dealing with popular opin
ion and speculated upon the mysteries
of the hereafter. Mr. Cannon then
relinquished the gavel to Representa
There were only a few members
present chiefly those who were to
speak of .the life and character of Mr.
Cushman. In the galleries, too, there
was only a sprinkling of visitors, a
majority of whom had dropped in
merely to see the House in session and
with no special interest in the pro
ceedings. Eulogy Is Impromptu.
The Speaker had given no Intimation
that he would deliver an eulogy. He
had not prepared any speech. Rising
from his seat on the Republican side,
Mr. Cannon paid a tribute of respect
to the late Mr, Cushman, pronouncing
him to be one f "good .manhood and
"One of the moat trying positions in
the country." said Mr. Cannon, "is to
serve as a member of Mils House the
Mr. Cannon then referred to opin
ions of constituents which Repre
sentatives have to take Into account
and the "2 per cent of the constituency
that may change and send somebody
else to Congress."
Desire to Please Prevails.
"Not only," he said, '"have we a
patriotic desire to serve the best in
terests of the country, but also to be
personally Indorsed, and at times there
Is great temptation to try to please
the 2 per cent or 5 per cent, taking
it for granted that the balance of the
constituency will be for us anyway. I
doubt whether there Is a man in the
House who does "not take into account
the storms that come."
Mr. Cushman, he said, was, of all
men he had ever known, the most In
different to mere popular approval of
Cnebman Like Lincoln.
"It was frequently said," he con
tinued, "that he resembled Lincoln. He
did. I was acquainted with Mr. Lin
coln. He had a history much like Mr.
Then, turning to the question of the
great unknown future, Mr. Cannon
"We cannot tell as to the future any
more than we can tell of the past."
This referred to his remarks concern
ing men's success or failure in this
"We cannot conceive of an inde
structible entity having had a begin
ning. It is a great mystery. Ton may
speculate about it. but you can never
settle it. . I think more and more It
is a consensus of opinion that each
entity makes its own place here and
Eterlnty Is "Public Debt."
Lowell, he said, had expressed the
idea he had in mind in an essay In
which he said men hold stock "in a
great public debt that is sure of pay
ment." "That Is.' concluded the Speaker, "a
debt which the creator of this unl-
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INTO VARIOUS CURRENT MATTERS AND CHRONICLES HIS IDEAS IN
Ancien-t Manuscript, Much Prized,
Seen red by French Scientist in
PARIS. March 26. (Special.) Paul
Polliot, the explorer and archaeologist,
who recently returned from Chinese
Turkestan with an immense treasure
of ancient art and manuscript and who
has just -been -honored with a prise by
the French Academy, has told a curious
anecdote of how he secured the most
valuable part of his booty, consisting
of some 000 manuscripts of the Nes
Polliot had heard that a Taoist priest
in the neighborhood of Twangrwan.
who was living- in a cave, had, in
dig-gingr throug-h a wall, come upon an
Immense quantity of old relics, statues
and manuscripts, which had evidently
been hidden away there centuries agro,
and were in a remarkable state or
preservation. But the natives did not
attach much Importance to the dis
covery. It was a great distance from
the place where the explorer was stay
ing, but - he resolutely undertook, the
journey through what was, to him, an
entirely unknown district. There were
no roads whatever, and he simply had
to travel along at hazard to find the
At last he found the priest, who re
ceive! him very kindly and who was
quite delighted that a total stranger
should come to visit him. Of his manu
scripts and ancient treasures, however,
he thought very little. He showed
them to his visitor without any hesita
tion and was surprised at his idea of
carrying some of them away.
"Take what you like," he said, "but
do not let the government people know
what you are carrying. They might
think that it was something precious."
Polliot promised to be very discreet.
He spent a month in the hermit's cave,
examined all the manuscripts, and se
lected about 6000, which he stowed
away with his baggage, and safely got
them to the nearest seaport. The man
uscripts have been made over to the
SWEETS FOR SOUR ONLY
Vegetarian Says Positive Persons
S ho u 1 d 10a t N ega t i vc Food $ .
CHICAGO, April 2. If you are a sweet
disposltioned person of positive charac
ter, you can eat onions without fear of a
tainted breach, because that vegetable,
being negative. Is your dietetic affinity.
By the same token, if you are a straw
berry blonde, you had better let straw
brri3s, and peaches alone. -If you don't
you are apt to collide with nature's selec
tive law, which makes only opposite at
tractive. All thiff was explained last night by
George J.1 Drews, A. D. (doctor of allmen
tarism), in a lecture before the Vegeta
rian Society at the Jahn Crerar library.
"People had better eat food that agrees
with their character," he said. "Persona
of positive character should eat negative
food, and vice versa. Sour apples don't
go well with persona with that sort of
disposition. In like manner those of sun
ny character should not eat the sweet
fruits. Positive must go with negative
if you expect the best results.
SOCIETY FOLKS IN WRECK
Auto Crash Follows Kirmess and
Supper at Sacramento.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., April 2. (Special.)
Following supper in . downtown cafe
at 1 o'clock this morning, after the soci
ety Kirmess for charity at the Clunie
theater, Norman D. Thorp, Elbert Ker
cheval, Miss Verna McKlm and Miss
Elizabeth Finnie, prominent young soci
ety folks, were seriously injured in the
wreck of an electric automobile which
was in collision with a pile of ties at
Eighth end L street, where the Central
California Tracion Company Is running
its line into this city, and failed to
place necessary lights.
Thorp sustained the most severe in
juries, his life hand being mangled and
the bones splintered. Kercheval. was
badly shaken, and the young women sus
tained severe shocks and bruises.
BILL tlTS TIPPING SYSTEM
Congress May Make Practice Illegal
in District of Columbia.
WASHINGTON, April 2. A sub-committee
of the House committee on the Dis
trict of Columbia, headed by Representa
tive Campbell, of Kansas; reported fav
orably today a bill by Representative
Murphy, of Missouri, under the terms of
which tip-giving or tip-receiving in ho
tels, restaurants and cafes in Washing
ton shall constitute a misdemeanor. .
The offense is made punishable by a
fine not exceeding $500.
Parliament to Dissolve
Within Few Weeks.
ASQUITH AND REDMOND CLOSER
Liberals and Irish Strive Hard
to Prevent Rupture.
O'BRIEN PUT IN BAD LIGHT
After Denouncing Redmond's Alli
ance With Liberals, He Is Shown
' lo Have Flirted With Them
and Has Changed Front.
BY T. P. O'CONNER.
(Special Cable to the Chicago Tribune.
Copyrighted, 1910. by the Tribune Company.)
LONDON, April 2. (Special.) The situ
ation in the British political world still
remains tense and uncertain, but the
tempers are rising gradually as the real
fight against the Lords is fully started
after many months of delay and vacilla
tion. The debate in the Commons is on a
high level, both in ability and passion,
and Asqulth and Churchill put the case
against the Lords and the bold policy
of the Ministry In more daring- and ab
solute terms than it any moment since
the beginning of the controversy. It
still Is doubtful wbethor Asqi ith will
demand guarantees for the creation of
peers to carry the resolutions, especially
as nobody thinks the King would give
them, but it Is not doubtful, if the veto
resolutions are rejected or shelved by the
peers, that Asquith cannot hold his office.
Balfour May Be Forced In.
The present prospect, then, is that in
some six or eight weeks the Ministry
will resign, Balfour will be called into
office and immediately we will have a
dissolution. Some Liberals, however, fa
vor the Ministry keeping the dissolution
in their hands and, before going to the
electors, asking the King for guarantees
If the election gives that party a major
ity a second time.
These tactics, however, still are unde
cided. Indeed, the peculiarity of the sit
uation Is that nothing is Anally decided
by any party. The conditions change
hour by hour still, and even the attitude
of the Irish party to the Ministry, and
especially to the budget, still is unde
cided. The temper between the Irish and the
Ministry is improved and there is a grow
ing desire among the Irish to avoid a
rupture and the Liberal rank and file is
working energetically to compel the Min
isters to avoid such a collision, but the
formula for Bolving the situation has not
yet been found.
Asqulth and Redmond Closer.
Redmond still wants certain stages
of the budget held up until the Lords
have pronounced on the veto resolu
tions and the Ministers find certain
difficulties in such an undertaking. The
House of Lords may delay the discus
sion of the veto resolutions for such
a length of time as to compel the Min
istry to go forward with the budget be
fore the Lords have given their de
cision. A possible way out is found by
Asquith's putting beyond all doubt his
resolve not to remain In office if he
does not get the guarantees, but all
these points again remain undecided
and must ' await the development of
Redmond will not, of course, abandon
any weapon which will insure the
reality of the fight against the Lords,
but the budget is rather a weapon
against Asqulth than against the Lords.
The Lords hate the budget so much
that they are not frightened but de
lighted by the prospects of Its defeat
by the Irish party In the House of
For this reason the solution now Is
carefully considered by the Irish that
Asquith, by undertaking to resign
when able to get the guarantees. ' will
offer Redmond a sound reason for sup-
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Wife Keeps Spouse Prisoner Over
an Hour, He Finally Escaping;
by Dropping From Window.
SEATTLE, Wash., April 2. (.Special.)
Mrs. Vera Prosser, the beautiful and ac
complished daughter of a wealthy Cleve
land, Ohio, family, this morning was en
joined by the Superior Court from at
tacking, beating or in any way molesting
Reese T, Proaser, agent for a Cleveland
automobile company, and km cited to
show cause on April 8. why the tempo
rary order should not be made perma
This order followed the filing of a di
vorce suit which 'caused a sensational
scene late yesterday afternoon in the
law offices of Thomas' B, McMahon, In
the Arcade building, where, foe over an
hour, Mrs. Prosser kept her husband a
prisoner and was only outwitted by Pros
ser dropping from Mac Matron's office
window to a court roof and then splint
ing through an architect's office on the
Arcade Annex side.
Mrs. Prosser maintained her vigil in
MacMahon's outer office until 9:30 o'clock
last night, and then left for her rooms
in the Josephine apartments, on Bellevue
avenue, where she was served by a
Deputy Sheriff with Judge. Lindsay's re
straining order this morning.
Prosser made the 'unusual reque for
protection against a woman on the
ground that Mrs. Prosser. he said, had
threatened to kill him if he brought a
divorce action. .
MOODY GUARDED LONG AGO
Chicago Poison Victim's Life Threal
. ened in 1901 House Battered.
CHICAGO," April 2. (Special.) The
startling revelation that Alexander J.
Moody, the poison-mystery victim,
feared for his life nine years ago and
that his house was guarded by police
for some time, was made .today and
throws new light on the baffling case.
This serves in large measure to bear
out the belief that Moody was slain
by a blackmailer who had hounded
him for years.
Police records show that nine years
ago his home was bombarded every
night, windows broken, doors smashed
with heavy iron until a guard was set
on the place. A man was finally cap
tured," but when Moody saw who It
was he declined to prosecute and asked
that the guard be withdrawn. The
attacks upon the house ceased at the
SEALING TREATY PROPOSED
Japan May Help Keep Poachers
From Aleutian Waters.
WASHINGTON. April 2 Secretary Na
gel appeared before the House ways and
means committee today in regard to the
Alaskan seal fisheries. A bill is before
the committee providing the renewal of
existing contract with . private company
permitting fishing in Alaskan waters and
restricting it to such persons as the Sec
retary of Commerce and Labor may li
cense. Secretary Nagel told the committee that
this Government was hopeful of arranging
a treaty with Japan mutually to prohibit
sealing in Aleutian waters now carried
on , by Japanese poachers.
"INDIAN" PLAYING FATAL
Jesse Franzen Shoots Down Play
mate: Dies Shortly Afterward.
LONG BEACH, Cal., April 2. Donald
Graves, 14 years old, was shot through
the right eye last night at his home here,
by Jesse Franzen, aged 11 years, and died
two hours later.
The two lade were playing "Indian,"
with a 22-caliber rifle.
NEGROES TO LOSE RIGHTS?
Maryland House of Delegates Passes
Bill for Disfranchisement.
ANNAPOLIS, HI., April 2. The
Digges bill for the disfranchisement
of negroes was passed by the House
of Delegates this afternoon.
It now goes to the Governor for his
MoFarlnnd Wins in England.
PLYMOUTH, England, April 2.
Pacjiy McFarland knocked out Dick
Lee, of London, In the ninth round of
a 15-round contest here last night. Lee
fought Welsh, and never before was
A SERIES OF PICTURES
Attack Will Result in
MALICE IN ATTACK CHARGED
Article Is Villainous and Un
truthful, Says Secretary.
COURT RECORD IS CLEAR
Investigating Committee Su
ex-Alaskan Official Reported to
Have Had Bribe Offer t
WASHINGTON. April 2. Tf they
think they can attack me with im
punity, they are mistaken," said Rich
ard A. Ballinger, Secretary of the In
terior, today, referring to the publi
cations concerning hm which are ap
pearing in Collier's Weekly.
He announced emphatically that ha
proposed to "bring them to justice in
. While Mr. Ballinger would not indi
cate when or In what form proceedings
in law would be Instituted against the
periodical, he said that if he lived long
enough It would "suffer all the pen
alties the law will warrant.
Justice Will Be Demanded.
The statement that he intends seek
ing redress through the court' was
made In discussing the artlole In the
current issue of Collier's, headed "Bal
llnger. Shyster." in which the Secre
tary of the Interior is accused of an
''unpardonable breach of professional
honor." in connection with a bank
ruptcy proceeding in the United Statea
District Court In Seattle.
"For the malicious villainous and
untruthful attacks of which this is
simply another chapter," he said, "I
prppose to bring them to Justice."
"Kvery suggestion they make," he
added, "has been thoroughly covered
by testimony and orders of the United
States District Court for the District
of Washington, northern division, ex
onerating me from the slightest sus
picion of ' any ' irregularity or Impro
priety. They have deliberately sent
their agents and emissaries through
out the country to traduce me by a
campaign of villificatlon that is not
warranted by any facts whatever. If
they think they can attack me with
impunity, they are mistaken."
Magazine Makes Charge.
The article in today's issue of Col
lier's presents charges against Mr. Bal
llnger in connection with his action as
attorney several years ago for Heck
man n & Hansen, shipbuilders at Se
attle. It charges him with "an un
pardonable breach of professional
After the shipbuilding firm's affairs
had been wound up. It is alleged that
an effort was made by Heckmann to
have his estate reopened, believing
that his firm had not been fairly dealt
It Is charged that the referee of the
Federal Court appointed by Judge C.
H. Hanford, who is described as a close
friend of Mr. Ballinger. "whitewashed"
the Secretary of the Interior and the
other attorneys concerned. Later, It
was said, Jerold L. Finch, attorney for
Heckmann & Hansen in the latter pro
ceedings, filed a petition in Judge
Hanford's court, asking for the dis
barment of Mr. Ballinger and the other
attorneys. It was referred to the Bar
Association, which, it was charged,
"whitewashed" Mr. Ballinger, but re
fused to take any action against Flnah.
Exoneration Is Complete.
In refutation of these charges, Mr.
Ballinger exhibited certified copies of
the proceedings in the Federal Conrt
In Seattle, in which he was exonerated
by Judge Hanford, the master In dhan
cery and a committee of the Federal
Bar Association of the charges pre
ferred by Finch.
In denying the petition to reopen the
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