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BRAVE GIRL FOILS
BEAVERS LOSE GRIP
VY. COOPER MORRIS
SOLUTION IS SEEN
WOMAN GETS $ 1 0 FROM WOULD
BE THIEF OF $250.
IS OUT UNGUARDED
WHEN GLfJHOH DIES
SGUQ HID IS GONE
IfJ FIRST ROUND
SCIENTIFIC STUDY OP HOUSE
HOLD WORK IS PLANNED.
EMBEZZLER LEAVES PRISON TO
SEE EX-SEXATOR PILES.
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Rolling Farms Claim
HAY URGES REK0MINATI01
Washington Governor Lauda
tory in Speeches. y
TRUSTS ARE TAFT TOPIC
Plrdff- That Law Will Be Enforced
Rj-iu-ratcd In Two State aa Chief
MagtMrato Xram Wewtern
End of Joorney.
SPOKANE. Oct. T. Spokane today
turned out on of the largest crowd
that haa welcomed tha Preeldent on
tha present trip, lie motored from tha
Northern raclfie station tor a. nU an
a half ihrouarn crowded street.
The cbeerln waa almost continuous
and Mr. Taft stood up In hla auto, hat
In hand, bowlnsT right and left, ln
atead of speaktnaT at Ihe Armory, the
Trenldcnt waa drlren to the Fair
around to deliver hla address. H
pok from a temporary plattoftra la
front of the grandstand. In IntrOduc
'n the President. Oovernor Hay aald
lb audience would hare tha privilege
at listening to "one of the greatest
men of hla generation."
Law Will B Kafarred.
The President repeated tha apeech on
bualneaa and the Government made at
Lewlaton. Idaho, earlier la the day. Ha
declared onca mora hla Intention to en
force the antl-truat act.
-Aa long aa I- am President of the
t'nlted fUaCea, under the oath of office
I took. I propoae to enforce that law
against all Illegal combinational aald
Mr. Taft touched briefly on tha tariff
vetoes, also, and on reform and the
peace treaties. The apeech waa well
The President enjoyed hla ride today
through the farnoua Snake River Can
yon, and from hla car window aaw
some of the best farma In the United
States. From the water's edge these
farms rose In billows to the benchea
and hill topa on either aide of the
ranyon. Everywhere waa wheat stub
ble, indicating that the laat crop of
the year had been aafely harvested.
All of the farma were In the dry farm
ing district where the crops are raised
without the aid of Irrigation.
May la fee- Heaeaalaatloa.
llovernor Hay. who met the Preal
Jent at Walla Walla and accompanied
lira from there to thla rlty. declared
himself. In the first speech he made
introducing Mr. Taft. aa In favor of bis
renorelnattoa In 11!.
The President spoke In two atatea
today. At I-ewleton. Idaho, he reiter
ated the views he expressed In his
speech at Waterloo, I.. upon the rela
tion of the Government to bualneaa.
"We have put the rallroade under
control.- he aald. "and they arquleace la
It. For a time they were defiant. Now.
under the eieady action of Congress
In Increasing the power of the Inter
state Commerce Commission, they hare
realised that the whole people are
greater than any part of the people;
that the whole people. If they move In
one direction and are determined to
control and bring about a Juat condi
tion, are likely to win In tha end. how
ever oftan they may ba defeated In
reaching that purpose. So, too. with
reapect to our trusts. The Industrial
combinations that have controlled prices
are now under the anti-trust art. be
ginning to feel the hand of the law.
ataaaard OU Moat I nlaw faU
v The President then apoke of tha
Ftaadard Oil and Tobacco truat deci
sions of the Supreme Court, referring
to the Standard OH aa "the eldest of
trusts, the one which had been estab
lished by more acta of criminality and
unlawfulness than any other, the one
which did more buelneaa abroad and
was. In that reapect. the most use
ful. He referred to the American To.
bacco Company as a truat "devised by
able. Ingenious lawyers for the purpose
of evading the anti-trust law.
-There ar other trusts In process of
prosecution.' the President continued,
"but my own hope Is that they will all
recognfxe bow that the Standard Oil
and Tobacco declalona were epoch-making
decisions; that they are bound to
change the course and the tendency
of bualneaa. If they had not. gentle
men. I do not know where we would
have gone. Everything would have
been in a trust. The only rescue from
that would bay been atata socialism.
-There are those who aay w could
get along without competition, who say
that you cannot live If we have compe
tition, who say It will destroy every
body, and therefore you hare got to
have some arrangement by which trust
can be kept lawful. We lived by com
petition for centuries, and It was not
until the last 30 years that there de
veloped thla Idea that we could get
along without It-"
teaistlltlea Held lealrabl.
Mr. Taft declared that hla under
standing of American business waa
that competition waa desired, and that
there waa ne desire that the slate
should take over bualneaa and fix
Xia4 a Pas !
Hood Itiver Folk. Finding; Iomrt.tlc
Aid Scare and at Premium,
Decide to B Taught How.
HOOD RIVER. Or, Oct. 7. (Special.)
Domestic servants are scarce and de
mand a premium In the Hood River
Valley. However, the housewives wfll
endeavor to solve the problem by mak
ing a aclentirie study of their house
hold work and by doing It themselves.
Since their hushsnds hsve been so suc
cessful In a aclentlflc culture of tlielr
orchards, the wives declare that they
will make the homes of the community
Ideal ones and fend the babies and
do the cooking along the most modern
and scientific lines.
An Interesting coincidence of their
proposed plans Is that Mrs. W. H- Law
rence, wife of Professor W. H. Law
rence, the horticultural expert, who
haa charge of the work of the Fellow
ship Association. an organisation
formed for the purpose of working out
methods to prevent disease and to
foater all movementa tending toward
better orchards, will teach the women
of the valley methods that should be
used by progressive housewives.
Mrs. Lawrence haa had a broad ex
perience In teaching domeatlc aclence.
She la a graduate of Drexel Institute
In Pennsylvania, and took postgrad
uate work at Cornell. She established
a ' department of domestic science at
Alleghany College and conducted the
same work at the Washington Agri
cultural College at Pullman. The wom
en ar enthusiastic over the work
she proposes to conduct aa the men are
over what her husband has accomplished.
COOK'S POLAR CASE BARE
"Proof!i" Examined at Copenhagen
Contain Broken Sextant.
COPENHAGEN. Oct. 7. (Special.)
Dr. Cook's Greenland "case" by means
of which he said he would be able to
prove that he had gone toward the
Fole haa arrived here. When it waa
opened It waa found to contain a
broken sextant, but no papers. Cook's
Eskimo. Itukuaab. says that Cook's
Fole stories are pure fiction.
Knud Rasmussen has given up try
ing to find the Mlekelaen expedition
and hope that Mlekelaen la still alive
FARM" LAND QUADRUPLES
Two Score Acres, Bought for $1000,
Sell Now for $16,000.
The 43 acres of the Al Baker farm.
14 miles eaatward on the Base Line
road, haa been bought by L. A. Austin.
of Portland, for $14,000. It was owned
by Mrs. Baker, widow of Al. Baker, who
died four years ago.
The farm Is In a high state of culti
vation and la considered one of the
finest of Multnomah County. It waa
bought by Mr. Baker IS yeara ago for
$4000. the purchase price showing the
great increaae In the value of farm
property In that vicinity.
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WIIJ. DIRFCT PRO'F.n'Tltlj
or LOS aJIUCLEl COl"TT COURTHOUSE.
Judge Favors Self to
ALL IS READY FOR BIG TRIJL
On Eve of Action Doubt as to
Who's to Be Tried.
STAR WITNESS IS ARTIST
McManlgal Whiles Away Time In
Cell Drawing Pictures of Xltro
Glycerine Cans McNamara
Boys Write and Smoke.
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Oct. 7. (Spe
cial.) Decks were cleared for action
today In the McNamara case.
Walter Bordwell. Judge of the Su
perior Court of Los Angeles County,
will preside at the trial that haa at
tracts "the attention of the civilized
world. He declarea he la competent to
try the case, denying that he Is preju
diced against the defendants. John J.
McNamara, secretary of the lnternn
tionai Structural Ironworkera and
Brldgebullders' Union, and hla brother,
James M". McNamara, alleged by the
prosecution, to be James Brlce.
The climax In the fight of Attorney
Clarence Darrow, chief counael for the
defense, to secure a change of Judge
lu the case came In the afternoon.
Judge Bordwell ruled In favor of him
self, but Informally. The final ruling,
the formal action of the court, will
come either Monday or Wednesday
I) arrow Sees Ma Delay.
"Thla matter will not delay the trial
of the McNamara boys one minute,"
Clarence Darrow told The Orego-ilan
representative. "We are prepared to
go ahead with this trial and want to
start right away. No matter who pre
sides at the trial we will start at, the
time set for the trial.
"We made an Informal request for
a change of Judge last Thursday and
Judge Bordwell asked ua to await his
decision today. We awaited that de
cision and he believes he should try
the case. We are filing affidavits to
show our point and will make the
formal motion for a change of Judge
later. Judge Bordwell has given us
his Informal decision and that will be
his formal decision. We will not de
lay the trial In advance of that fact."
Almost on the eve of the trial there
is a doubt as to who is going to be
tried. The defense will ask that one
man be tried at a time. The state will
try the strongest case first. District
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TRIAL AT LOS ANGELES OF
HF.I.UH , ILAHUlIi B. Uinaui vissv
Convict After First Respite From
Cell Boards Car and Returns.
Family Affairs Discussed,
SALEM. Or.. Oct. 7. (Special.) Go
ing from the State Penitentiary unat
tended and unguarded to hold a con
ference with ex-United States Senator
Piles, of Washington, W. Cooper Morris,
serving a sentence for six years for
embexzlement of funds of the Oregon
Trust Savings Company, of Portland,
was outside the prison today for the
first time since he began serving his
sentence a number of months ago.
Sentor Piles had arranged, through
Governor West, for a conference at the
executive offices and . when . Senator
Piles and Morris had arrived at dif
ferent times, the Governor left them
closeted and went to his home. They
were conferring for nearly an hour be
"I am an old friend of the Morris
family." said Senator Piles when asked
the reason of the conference. "Mr.
Morris studied law in my office several
years ago. We have Just been talking
over family subjects. The conference
had nothing to do with the Wilde
case. I am not connected with that
caae in any manner."
After leaving the State Capitol the
two men walked nearly to the business
district, continuing in close conversa
tion, and at a corner near the Court
house Morris boarded a car for the
Atter Morris had left. Senator Piles
reiterated that he had been conferring
on aubjecta connected purely with the
affairs of the Morris family.
WILSON BOOMED IN WEST
League Organized in California.
New Jersey Clubs Pledge Support.
SACRAMENTO, Cal.. Oct. 7. The first
gun of the Woodrow Wilson Presi
dential campaign In the West was fired
today with the organization of the
first Wilson League in California at
a meeting at the Hotel Sacramento of
some of the most prominent party
leaders of the state with local "progres
TRENTON. N. J.. Oct 7. The state
convention of the Federation of Demo
cratic Clubs of New Jersey adopted a
resolution this afternoon to support
Governor Woodrow Wilson for the
Democratic nomination for President of
the 1'nlted States.
FAST FATAL AFTERWARD
Telegrapher, After Long Abstinence,
Resumes Eating and Dies.
BAKERSF1ELD. Cal- Oct. 7. Fred E.
Burnell, leased wire operator In the of
fice of the Callfornlan and for 10 years
an employe of the Associated Press, died
at 2:30 this morning.
Burnett's death was due to a re
markable fast of 80 days, begun and
maintained to cure a long standing
stomach trouble. During the entire
pertod of fast, though greatly ema
ciated, he remained at work. Follow
ing the heroic self-treatment, Burnell
began taking nourishment and was ap
An attack of heart failure, however,
ended his life.
ALLEGED DYNAMITERS, AND BUILDING WHERE IT WILL BE HELD
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Wife Discovers Body
and Empty Coin Jar.
AUTOPSY ADDS TO MYSTERY
Detectives Think Woman Took
Her Own Savings.
PORTLAND MAN IS VICTIM
Police Deduct That Spouse Seized
Home Fund Clasped In C. MoUes
Lifeless Hand as He Lay in
Sixteenth - Street Home.
Baffling mystery attends the sudden
death yesterday afternoon of Charles
Molies, --aged 42 years, at his home at
253 North Sixteenth, and the simulta
neous disappearance of 600 from a
secret hiding place beneath the kitchen
In the absence of any marks of vio
lence on-the dead man's body and the
fact that an autopsy failed to disclose
evidence of poisoning. Molies is be
lieved to have died from heart failure,
superinduced, possibly, by the discov
ery that the money had been stolen.
The dead body of Molies was discov
ered lying on the floor in the front
bedroom of his Sixteenth-street resi
dence at 5:30 o'clock yesterday after
noon, when Mrs. Molies, who. is em
ployed as chambermaid in the Foster
Hotel, returned home.
She Immediately notified the police
and Oscar Carlson, a Twentieth-street
grocer and intimate friend of Molies.
The body was removed to the morgue,
where Coroner Norden last night con
ducted a post-mortem examination.
Cola Stolen, Saya Wife.
Detectives Coleman and Smith and
Patrolmen Shaffer and Black were de
tailed on the case by Captain Bailey.
They satisfied themselves that' Molies
had not been murdered and then made
a thorough search of the house and
premises for evidence that would aid
them in tracing the theft of the $600
which had disappeared so mysteriously.
Mrs. Molies was questioned closely,
on the theory that she might have ap
propriated the funds, which consisted
almost entirely of her savings. She
adhered to her original story, how
ever, and insisted that the many had
"When J left home at 7 o'clock this
morning as usual to goto my work at
the hotel," said Mrs. Molies, "Charlie
called me back, saying he wanted to
kiss me goodbye. He was feeling lr.
good health and wa in the best of
spirits then. That was the last I saw
of him alive. He frequently suffered
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irn. niSTRICT JlTflRSEV WHO
Pocket Knife Used to Protect Safe
From Inroads of Man Whose Fist
Strikes Cashier Senseless.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Oct. 7. (Special.)
When a bold daylight robber attacked
Miss Edna Frledberg as she stood be
hind the cashier's desk in the whole
sale cigar and tobacco store of-Joseph
G. Cohn & Co., at Fourth avenue
and Cherry street, he met more than
his match in courage, nerve and clev
erness. But the robber, foiled in his
attempt to Steal $250 from a drawer in
the safe, struck the cashier, a frail lit
tle woman who weighs only SO pounds,
a heavy blow with "his fist and left her
senseless on the floor. Then he ran,
frightened, apparently, by the fact that
the desk stood only 10 feet from the
sidewalk and in plain view from the
''When Miss Friedberg was brought
to her senses by R. Richardson, a ship
ping clerk, who found her lying near
her desk, she held tightly clasped in
her left hand a $10 gold piece which
the robber had given her to change
when he entered the store to carry out
his desperate scheme, while in her
right was a penknife with which she
had sought to defend herself and her
employer's cash when the thief at
tempted to loot the safe.
The humor of the situation Imme
diately overcame all "other emotions
and Miss Friedberg laughed as she ex
claimed: "Why, he didn't even get his $10
back. Wasn't I lucky V "
GIRL'S FIST FELLS LAWYER
Question as to Her Capacity for
JJquor Answered by Blow.
SAN FRANCISCO Oct. 7. (Special.)
Attorney Frank Schilling was felled
in Judge Sargent's court today by a
well-directed blow from Miss Nellie
Burke, a witness, who resented a
query from the lawyer regarding her
capacity for strong drink. Miss Burke
was testifying in behalf of Mrs. Mary
DeBaldlnl, who Is suing her husband,
Ronaldo, for divorce on grounds of
She was telling the court of Konal
do's sprees when the attorney pointed
ly asked her if she ever imbibed free
ly herself. '
Miss Burke's response was a right
Jolt to Schilling's jaw. The blow con
tained so much momentum that in
sliding from Schilling's features J it
upset Attorney Alex O'Grady, repre
senting the defendant. The court
rapped for order and the trial was
postponed until Monday. .
LOOT - IN WHEELBARROW
The Dalles Telephone Office Entered
While Operators' Work.
THE DALLES, Or., Oct. 7. (Special.)
Whije seven operators were at work
in the next room, robbers entered the
business office of the pacific Telephone
& Telegraph Company here last night
and carried out a safe. It was loaded
on a wheel-barrow at the back door
and taken to the river beach, where it
was blown open. The safe contained
Two suspects giving the names of D.
Hill and John Young, were arrested this
afternoon, while spending money freely
in a saloon. Officers believe that they
have the perpetrators of the robbery.
Their shoes correspond with tracks in
the beach sand where the safe was
STEAMER EUREKA AGROUND
Cargo Is Unloaded From Vessel in
Bering Sea Waters.
NOME. Oct. 7. The steamship Eure
ka is aground in the mud at Keowalik,
Kotzebue Sound. She is lightering 900
tons of freight 10 miles from its destin
ation. The Eureka, a steel steamship of 2122
tons gross. Is owned by the Pacific
Coast Steamship Company, and was un
der charter for one trip to the West
ern Alaska Steamship Company. She
sailed from Seattle for Bering Sea
points September 3 with 3000 tons of
freight. She touched at Nome Septem
ber 18, and discharged the greater part
of her cargo.
Captain J. M. Johnson Is in command
of the Eureka, which carries a crew of
SOUTHERN STRIKE ENDED
Firemen on Georgia & Florida Get
50 Per Cent of Engineers' Pay.
ATLANTA, Ga.. Occ. 7. A message
received here today from Chairman
Teat of the board of directors of the
Brotherhod of Locomotive Firemen and
Pnginemen, says that the strike of the
firemen on the Georgia & Florida
Railroad has been settled.
The men will get 50 per cent of en
gineers' pay. All men have returned i
to work as their contracts requi.ed.
The firemen win their contentions.
WALLS CRUMBLE IN HAYTI
Two Earthquakes Follow I vo rig-Continued,
CAPE HAYTIE.V, Hayti. Oct. 7.
Heavy rains have fallen here for eight
days. Earth shocks were felt here
yesterday. There were two strong
movements at 6:10 o'clock in the morn
ing and others at 12:30, 7 and 11 o'clock
The walls of some old houses
crumbled but no one was Injured.
Vernon Wins 6 to 2 by
STEWART HOLDS MASTERY
Portland Hurlers Conquered by
BRASHEAR HERO OF GAME
With Champions Two to Good and
Hooligans Deswondent, He Knocks
Home Run and Ties Score, En
couraging Hogan's Men.
VERNON GETS POSTPONED
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct., 7. Thomas
Graham, president of the Pacific
Coast Baseball League, ruled today
that the postponed game of April
20, between Portland and Vernon,
must be played at Vernon. Managers
of both teams were advised of tha
decision by telegraph.
The ruling is Important, as tha
game may decide the pennant race.
Manager McCredle. of Portland, Is
reported as having objected to play
ing the game, while Manager Hogan,
of Vernon, wanted It Included in tha
BY W. J. PETRAIN.
LOS ANGELES. Oct. 7. (Special.)
Because Harry Stewart, the Vernon
heaver, outpltched the Beaver hurlers
today. Hogan's Tigers finally won a
game from the Beavers by the decisive
score of 6 to 2.
Portland had won seven straight
from Vernon and the victorious fates
switched to the Villagers. It was a
case of heavy hitting by Vernon
against light bingling by Portland,
with ' the element of baseball lucic
breaking all the way for the Tigers.
Koine Gives Way to Silence.
Another circumstance, that seemed
to favor Hogan's squad, was the elimi
nation of the artificial noise-making
contrivances. The absence of these
deafening Instruments, somewhat as
tonished the Portland players and gave
Hogan's warriors a chance to come
back to earth. .
Ben Henderson started twirling for
the Beavers, and as before he aemained
only a little over four innings and was
removed because of his wildness, after
Vernon had tied the score.
It was Benny's failure to cover first
base in the fourth, which placed Vernon-
on even terms with Portland. The
Beavers had registered two runs in the
second Inning, when they made six
hits, almost enough to win several
games, and. this two-run lead looked
good to the Portland rooters.
There was no thought that the Ver
non team would enact anything sensa
tional when Henderson had disposed of
the first two Hoganltes up in the
fourth Inning. However, Bennle failed
to cover first," when Patterson hit to
Kappa, and that worthy was allowed to
reach first without hindrance, when he
should have been retired.
Brasbear Is Revenged.
This brought the-ever-dangerous Roy
Brashear to the bat, and smarting un
der the sting of having fanned before
Henderson on his first trial, this slug
ging Villager laced the first ball of
fered him by the big Portland pitcher
into the chute park for a home run,
scoring Patterson ahead of him and
tlelng up the Beavers two-run lead.
This seemed to make a new team out
of the Hooligans, for they buckled
down and played a great fielding game
behind Stewart for the rest of the aft- .
Brashear's feat set the crowd of 10,
000 rooters wild with delight and they
expressed it substantially by -"chipping
in" $44.56 as a reward for tying the
In the next inning Henderson walked
Burrell, the first man up, and McCredie
nagged him quickly and substituted
Tom Seaton. While Seaton was fanning
Drummond Brown, Burrell stole second
on Mickey La Longe, who was any
thing but in the form he displayed in
the earlier games. Stewart's out put
Burrell to third. Carlisle then smashed
a single into Kyan's territory and the
Villagers took a lead from which they
were not headed thereafter.
Beavers Cheered la Second.
Portland's brace of runs came in the
second Inning, when it looked like an
other Beaver victory. Rapps opened
the inning with an infield tap, which
he beat to first. Ryan laced a single
to right, but Rapps was called out on
a close decision at third, when Stinson
tossed to McDonnell, but Buddy went
to second on the play. Krueger hit a
single to center which tallied Ryan,
but he was caught a moment later try
ing to take second when Peckinpaugh
was at bat and the hit-and-run play
was pegged by the Vernon team. With
two out Peck then singled and La Longe
sent him to third on a double to the
right field crowd. Ben Henderson then
singled Infield and Peckinpaugh scored.
That was all for the Beavers, for Stew
art speared Chadbourne's line drive and
the side was retired.
In every succeeding Inning except the
ninth the Beavers had one or more men
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