The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 05, 1910, Page 4, Image 4

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Dealer Tells State's Attorney
, How Hostile Legislation
. Was Bought Off.
fetter Introduced WhlcJi Corrobo
rates Testimony That Tribute Was
Paid Two Men Implicated
Are Subpenaed.
PEORIA. III., June 4. Details of how
legislation affecting the fishing interests
of the state was fought in the State Leg
islature were given to State's Attorney
Burke, of Sangamon, last night by
Henry Lemm, a flshdealer of Pekln.
Lemm said there had not been a session
of the General Assembly In which tne
flshdealers had not "put up" money to
fight legislation opposed to their interests.
He said that the last session, however,
cost them the most. In the 45th General
Assembly, he said, he was required to
contribute $100, although it cost him J300
for the 46th session.
In his confession Lemm said that until
the death of Captain Schulte, in Havana,
last ' year, Schulte was the collector of
the fund paid the. legislators, but chat he
had been succeeded by John Dixon, tish
dealer of Peoria.
Lemm said that while the fish bill was
on first reading in the Legislature he
went to Hot Springs for his health. This
was May 2, 1909, and before he left Lemm
said he told Dixon to do what he could
to defeat the bill and that he would stand
bis sharo of the expense.
Lemm said he did not know how
much R- Direkman. a Pekin fish dealer,
contributed. In a letter written by
Lemm'a bookkeeper, it was shown that
Lemme was informed of the amount
that his friend, Direkman, gave. The
letter follows:
"Pekin. May 17, 1909. Henry Lemm,
Hot Springs, Ark: John Dixon was
Just down and I gave him a check for
300 for the affair at Springfield. He
also got a like amount from ft- Dlrek
Snan. I made the check payable to
yourself and endorsed it on the back.
He suggested that I do It that way in
order to keep us out of trouble in case
It ever gets out- He told me to tell
you to get after the Grafton Fish Com
pany and see If we could not get $100
out of them. He is afraid he is going
to have some trouble in raising the
required amount. Perhaps you had bet
ter take this up with John.
"The way he explained this thing to
ine is that if this goes through it will
reduce the price of license from 75 to 10
cents and the seine tax from 910 to $1
for each 100 yards, with no limit to length
of seine; also allows the use of 1-lnch
mesh. Now this would be quite an item
to those fellows in and around Grafton,
where I understand they do quite ex
tensive net fishing. I believe it a good
Idea to have Harris see if he can't get a
little money together and send it to Dixon.
Let me know if you have any sugges
tions. R. O. LORD."
Lemm and Lord were served with sub
penas to appear befort the grand Jury,
Lemm this morning and Lord next Mon
day. Before the state's attorney left him
Imm promised to tell a complete story
to the grand jury. This was after he had
been assured by Mr. Burke that the grand
Jury, was not after the men who had con
tributed for the defeat of legislation, but
was after the members of the Legislature
to whom the money had been paid.
Illinois Legislator Says Clique Was
Ready to "Answer."
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. June 4. Repre
sentative H. J. C. Beckemeyer today
went before the grand jury that is in
vestigating legislative corruption, and
it is understood gave important in
formation bearing on alleged bribery
to tlie fisheries bill.
"Berkemeyer told of conferences in
various places," said State's Attorney
Burke tonight, "In which members of
the general assembly met after the
first mutterings of the present storm
and attempted to prepare satisfactory
answers to any question that might be
"Little things dropped by Becke
meyer in his talk which he apparently
thought of no value when pieced to
gether by other incidents in the pos
session of ttie state, have already as
sumed proportions which will make
them of great value."
Secretary of State Rose today re
ceived the resignation of State Senator
Holstlaw of the Forty-seoond Senator
ial district from the Legislature. He
previously confessed to accepting
(Small Krciglit Moat Total Loss and
Crew Narrowly Kscapes.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 4. The City
of Rafael, a small stern-wheel freight
Voat nlytns between this city and San
Jtafael, burned to the water's edg In
the middle of the bay off A lea t ran Isl
and shortly after 11 o'clock last night.
So rapidly did the flames spread that
several members of the crew leaped
overboard and were picked up by
launches and two flreboats which went
out to the assistance of the burning:
Considerable excitement was caused
"by the report that the burning- vessel
was one of the largre ferry boats ply
ing between this city and Sausalito.
;No estimate of the loss could be ob
tained tonight.
JInbhy's "Quiet Game'' for $42,000
Costs Loss of Wife, Too.
RENO, Xev.. June 4. Cain ill e D. Van
Voorhis. wife of Cornelius D. Van Voor
his. who was connected with the Knick
erbocker Trust Company at the time it
failed, in 1908, was yestereday after
noon granted a decree of divorce.
The grounds were non-support and de
sertion. Mrs. Van Voorhis testified that
her busband lost $42,000 playing a roulette
wheel in New York in 1908. Van Voorhis
id id not appear to contest the case.
3ental Society Hears Reports and
Elects Officers.
At the annual meeting of the Portland
Cental Society la b offices pt
County Dental Society in the Medical
building, reports Indicating much prog
ress were read and officers for the en
suing year elected.
The committee which was appointed to
see the city authorities In an effort to
obtain $1000 to help defray the expenses
of examining the public school children's
teeth, reported that that body had do
nated that sum. This Is the first step
toward the betterment of health In the
public schools which has been taken by
this society. The committee In charge of
this work was re-appointed for another
year. The members are; Chairman, A- 1.
Baty; Millard Holbrook, Edward Hirstel.
E. A. Meyers and George Marshall. These
men were accorded a vote of thanks by
the society for their servlces.
The Portland Dental Society will estab
lish a dental chair for the worthy poor of
Portland and all the work will be done
free of charge. This chair will probably
be installed in September. .Nearly 200
dentists have signified their willingness
to contribute two days work a month for
the benefit of the poor.
The officers elected at last night's
meeting were: President, E. C. McFar
land; vice-president, E. A. Meyers; sec
r etary and treasurer, C. M. Harrison ;
sergeant-at-arms, Treve Jones; execu
tive committee, W. C. Adams and J- E.
Nelson. Nearly all of the members of the
society were present 'at the meeting last
Portland Man Is Accused of Having
Passed Forged Check for $50
on C. E. Keid.
VANCOUVER, Wash., June 4. (Spe
cie!) Charged with forging a check for
$50 on a business firm in Portland, How
ard 1V. Van Slyke, about 32 years old,
was arrested today by John Secrist', Chief
of Police of Vancouver.
It was known that Van Slyke was com
ing to Vancouver and he was watched.
He hired a rig from Bud Smith's livery
barn, saying he was going to take a drive
around the city with his mother and sis
ter. As soon as he was in the rig he
started up the river. Secrist saw that he
was about to escape, so Jumped into an
automobile and, at fast speed, overtook
Van Slyke Just as he was entering the
miiltary reservation, on Tenth street.
The race was exciting. Had Van Slyke
succeeded in getting on the reservation,
he could not have been arrested by civil
authorities without the permission of the
commanding officer.
Van Slyke admitted to the Chief that
he was guilty. He was taken to Port
land tonight.
Howard Van Slyke was employed as an
insurance solicitor for C. E. Reid, 225
Henry building. It had been his custom
to cash his pay checks with R. M. Gray,
a clothier at fourth and Morrison streets.
Last Wednesday Van Slyke is alleged to
have entered the clothing establishment
and secured $50 by means of a forged
check on his employer. The day follow
ing it was learned that the check was not
genuine. A complaint charging the so
licitor with obtaining money by false pre
tenses was sworn to by C. J. Mathais
manager of the store. Detectives Hellyer
and Maloney were placed on the trail
and Van Slyke located in the Washington
According to the police Van Slyke has
been in trouble before. Two months ago
he was arrested under another name for
passing a worthless check upon the Union
Guarantee Association. The matter was
adjusted before his arraignment in court.
On Iron Chest, Said to Have Con
tained $100,000 In Gold Coin,
Hangs Trial's Outcome.
ANDERSON, Ind., June 4. Was there
an iron chest containing $100,000 in gold
coin under the bed of old David Bowers
when 'lie died, or is the treasure a myth?
In a fourth effort to solve this problem
In the County Court 300 witnesses were
called yesterday in the suit of Rudolph
Zimmerman, administrator of the Bow
ers' estate, against Joseph Beatsoir,
Bowers' son-in-law, who, the adminis
trator alleges, took to himself the gold
the night Powers died. All the strength
of two men, the complainant narrates.
was required, when the ponderous chest
was lifted out of the house and into a
In previous trials of the case, Beatson
and others have testified that the gold
existed only in the imaginations of sev
eral persona in the neighborhood of the
Bowers' farm. Other heirs of Bowers,
however, have witnesses who declare they
saw the chest and knew that Bowers hat!
a hoard of gold in It.
Quarterly Apportionment in Wash
ington Is $1,455,850.
OLYMPIA, Wash., June 4. (Spe
cial.) State school funds aggregating
$1,455,850 were apportioned to the sev
eral counties today, being the last
quarterly apportionment of the fiscal
vear. For the -12 months the. state ap
portionment aggregated $2,536,060, as
against $2,203,078 for the previous year,
most' if not all of the increase coming
from Increased revenue from invest
ment of the permanent school fund and
interest on pending contracts of sale
and rental money collected by the State
Land Office.
This year's apportionment aggre
gated 8 7-10 cerjts per pupil for each
day's attendance in public schools, an
increase of 6-10 of $30d.663 for King
County; $164,602 lor Spokane, and $149,
742 for Pierce.
Ties and Boulders Placed on Track,
but Are Seen in Time.
Several railroad ties and three large
boulders, placed on the tracks of the
Caadero electric line apparently to
wreck the electric train which left Port
land shortly before midnight, were dis
covered near Berkeley Station. Just out
side of the city limits, at 12:30 A. M.
The obstruction was discovered by the
motorman in time to avert a wreck.
Members of the train crew informed
police headquarters and Sheriff Stevens
and the latter and several deputlea went
at once to Berkeley station.
No attempt was made to molest the
train crew or any of the score of pas
sengers aboard the train when it was
stopped. The would-be train wreckers
are thought to . have lost their nerve
and fled wnen the train stopped.
The number of accident in street and
Bteam railroads within the city of New
York was 66.481 In 1108. while in 1009 the
JtheJnumber was cduol to C2,tUt
Practicality Urged, for Capi
talists Are Not Altruists,
Claims President.
Coal at $12 Ton When Plenty Lies
at Doors Is Wrong, He Says, and
Necessitates Stirring That Bene
fit May Be Had From Wealth.
DETROIT, Mich,, June 4. After hav
ing spent most of the . day at Ada,
Ohio, where he addressed the graduat
ing class of the Northern Ohio Univer
sity, the President was the guest of
honor at a banquet at the Chamber of
Commerce last night.
President Taft spent the night here.
and leaves tomorrow for Monroe, where
during the forenoon he speaks at the
unveiling of the equestrian statue of
General Custer. In the afternoon the
President will attend the dedication of
a tablet at Jackson to commemorate
the founding of the Republican party.
-resiaent Taft s speech at the ban
quet was extemporaneous. He took up
nrst the subject of the conservation of
natural resources.
"We," he began, and then hesitated.
"That is wrong," he added smilingly,
"for I have not yet had a chance to
exercise my Constitutional function. I
should say, they are doing a number
of things in Congress, and I hope they
will do something final before the Sum
mer is ended. I can't discuss tonight
all they are doing, but will say some
thing about conservation.
"I am glad to announce to you that
I have Just learned that the railroad
bill has passed "the Senate."
The President was interrupted by an
outburst of applause.
With that important legislation out
of the way I hope the Senate will find
a way to take up at an early date the
conservation measures."
The President said he hoped, first of
all, for a law definitely ratifying the
right of the Executive to withdraw
power sites and various classes of pub
lic land from entry under the home
stead law pending legislation for their
disposition under various restrictions.
To use a good old English expres
sion," he said, "we will soon be in a
mess if we do not."
The President declared that in con
servation, as in other matters of gov
ernment, it is necessary to be practi
cal. 1
"There are no altruists in this coun
try or any others who are going to
invest their money merely to gratify
a theory," he said.
"We will have to offer to private
capital the prospect of a fair profit if
development is to come.
Conditions in Alaska, for instance.
do not speak well for us. They are
paying $10 and $12 a ton for coal up
there when there is an abundance to
be mined right at their doors. We
ought to stir ourselves and do some
thing to hold out this wealth that na
ture has "bestowed on us so that we
ourselves may enjoy it and that we
may secure it to posterity.
But certainly we should not shut out
the present generation entirely in deal
ing with our natural wealth."
Suicide Story Disbelieved Search
for Lund Is Begun.
HOQUIAM, Wash.. June 4. (Special.)
That Harry Lund did not commit suicide
is the firm belief of his uncle, F. P.
Newlandsv of Everett, who was in
Hoquiam today making inquiries for the
missing bookkeeper. Y ltn tnis convic
tion growing in the minds of Lund's
friends, they are unable to account for
the disappearance of the young man.
The fact that slips bearing his O. Us."
to the Hoquiam Sash & Door Company
for $12 together with $3 in cash are gone,
serves to arouse greater interest in the
man's mental condition.
Lund received his salary last Saturday
for the month of May. Slips, acknowledg
ing his debts to the firm for borrowed
money to the amount of $12, were in the
company's safe up to the time he disap
peared. After lie failed to show up at
the office, the slips were noticed miss
ing together with about $3 in. cash. When
he went to work Monday he asked to be
excused a few minutes to visit the bank
In order to secure a draft to send to his
mother. This money his mother acknowl
edges to have received. Nothing was
said to the young man about reimburs
ing the company for the money he had
drawn in advance.
A new phase has entered into the case
in that Lund's mother is known to have
chided him for neglecting his Everett
Bar Association Not Worrying About
Attack on Fitzgerald.
The current report that Deputy Dis
trict Attorney Fitzgerald is to be called
before the Multnomah Bar Association
to answer charges preferred against
him is denied by prominent members of
the Bar Association.
It was reported by an evening1 paper
that the official would be compelled to
answer before the Bar Association to
the charge of irregularity in his office.
"It is not the policy of the Bar Asso
ciation to make public any charges be
fore they are substantiated, said a
prominent member of the Bar Associa
tion last night, "but the report that
charges have been preferred against
Mr. Kitzgerald are absolutely false."
President Charles J. Schnabel, of the
Multnomah Bar - Association, when
asked to make a statement, said: "I
am a member of the Bar Association,
and Mr. La Roche, the prosecutor of the
association, is connected with me, but
neither of us Is aware of any charges
having been made against Mr. Fitzger
ald. It looks to me as merely a plot to
blacken the character of Mr. Fitzgerald
by irresponsible newspapers."
Eugene Postoffice Receipts Grow.
EUGENE, Or., June 4. (Special.)
Postoffice receipts for May amounted
to $2362.69, compared with $2183.24
for the same month last year, a net
fain of about 10 per cent. An in
crease has been shown consistently in
all the months thus far of 1910.
A serious attempt is to be made to de
velop Russia.' mercantile marine. The min
istry of trade has laid before the Duma of
the empire a proposal to allow, iron-built
ships to be Imported to Russia free of im
port duty for the next lO years, and also to
grant Government subsidies to merchant
vesls feuiU. la liusaiOk.
Mount Hood Company Again
Buying Right of Way.
Recent Purchases Complete Right of
Way From Gresham to Monta
villa,' Where Connection May
Be Made With O. -R. & X.
After a period of Inactivity that has
extended over several years, there are
signs that the Mt. Hood Railway, Light
& Power Company is waking up from its
period of hibernation. While there are
no actual records that the directors have
ordered that work to commence, yet
rights of way have been acquired re
cently, both by purchase and by gift,
that exactly complete a 100-foot right of
"way between Gresham and Portland.
E. P. Clark, president of the road, was
In Portland recently and It Is -presumed
that his orders caused renewal of right-of-way
work. - ,
The United Railways recently borrowed
350 tons of steel rails from, the Mt. Hood
people. These were returned a week ago
to a point near Troutdale, and indications
in the neighborhood point to the building
of a construction camp.
Orders have been issued for the over
hauling of grading equipment and in gen
eral indlcatioif are that work will short
ly be commenced.
From Gresham the surveys run north
west to a point in section 32, township
1 north, range 3 'east, one-quarter of a
mile north 'of the Base Line road. From
that point the right of way parallels the
Base Line -road, is 100 feet wide and runs
to Inside the city limits at Montavilla.
It is understood that tentative sugges
tions have been made to General Man
ager O'Brien, of the Harriman lines, re
garding a physical connection at Monta
villa, and it is assumed that the road
Intends to turn oer its traffic there to
the O. R. & N. In place of constructing
an expensive line into the heart of the
East. Side, where it is assumed the line
will end.
Negotiations have been made, it is said,
for a tract of land a little east of north
of the Oaks park. This is supposed to
indicate an eventual intention to construct
freight yards at this point.
No rights of way have been obtained
until quite recently west of Troutdale,
although beyond that paolnt the road's
plans are clearly outlined.
' From the point In section 32, where
the road strikes due west for Monta
villa. several large tracts of rights of
made in the latest correct styles of all-wool fabrics, and
very best of tailoring. We'll fit any man who comes to us;
do it right. Suits $20, $22.50, $25, $27.50, $30 and $35.
B. Stetson
$4 to $10.09
Sam'l Rosenblatt & Co.
way have been acquired by deed of
gift, the largest of this nature being
a gift of a tract 100 feet wide by a
mile long through the Dekum tract.
George B. Stockton sold the right to
cross the first tract west of the Trout
dale road. As Mr. Stockton is reputed
to have obtained $400 for this, and his
tract was but five acres, it Is consid
ered an indication that the right of
way was badly in demand. Five acres
adjoining are owned by Eugene Mor
ton, who is said to have sold It to the
Camps which formerly were In
charge of a single caretaker are being
occupied by parties of surveyors and
Never since modern scientific dentistry has been practiced in this country, has it been possible for the public
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engineers. Both camps 3 and 4 have
opened up in a modified way. Sur
veyors are scattered along from Bull
Run to Pleasant Home.
The Mount Hood Railway, Light &
Power Company has. plans for a rail
road to Mount Hood. At one time the
road was thought to be a link In a
transcontinental connection. A power
plant is being built and work is going
on in a desultory fashion. The road
started work in 1906, but the panic of
1907 forced the cessation of work.
The funds are supplied by President
Clark, who at one time announced his
withdrawal owing to the property
owners holding him up for rights of
A Full Set of Teeth . . .
22-K Gold Crown ...
22-K Gold Bridge Teeth .
Cosvriehc Hart Schiffner tc Marx
way. C. W. Miller, of Portland, is the
secretary and manager. Mr. Miller ad
mitted some days ago that he ex
pected active resumption of work, but
declined to speak for publication.
Italians Stone Princes.
DETMOLD, Lippe. June 4.- Prince Leo
pold IV, the reigning Prince of Lippe,
and his brother. Prince Julius, were
stoned by a gang of Italian laborers while
motoring Friday.
Prince Julius received a wound on the
head. Later several of the assailants
were arrested.
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