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PORTLAND, OREGON. SUNDAY MORNING. OCTODER 22, 1911.
VOL. XXX XO. 43.
JODGE CAN COUNT
ON WOMAN'S VOTE
NAME' FORGOT 14
LADS SEE EUROPE,
TIMES' INK TANK
LENT TO CHURCH
AIR PERILS MADE
STOW AWAY HOME
LESS BY WRIGHTS
YEARS DUETO BLOW
FAIR DEFENDANT PLEDGES FAR
SII1LLIXO ALL THAT IS LEFT IX
GARY CHIEF AGREES TO MINIS
TER'S NOVEL PLAN.
Increase in 9 Months
Excels All Ports.
SEPTEMBER RICIRD UR8E
New York Only Port to'Exceed
FLOUR GAIN ALSO GREAT
I-rrvrnt Hate or rrurrM Will Put
Port Aliead or lUltlmore and
In Sevan d Place by End
or Irreiit Month.
oUKCOMAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash.
Inrton. Oct. II. During the nine
month ended with September. 1J11.
r.rt:n.l exported 4.S01.2GS bushels of
wheat, valued t $3.TJ.S. In the
eorrespondlng perlinl last year the ex
portattun of wheat was only 1.50. 141
bushels, valued at I1.4K.331. The tn
crrase ia almost 3.000.000 bushels. Thia
la the greatest Increase shown thla
year by any port In the United State,
according to monthly statistics made
public today by the Icpartment of
Commerce .ml Labor. It Ii worthy of
note that nearly one-fourth of the
shipment waa made In September, when
l.o:4. 171 buehrla of wheat left Port
land. nr Wrk Ale Ahead.
New York alone exported more wheat
than Portland last month. Ita heavy
wheat shipments In September brought
Portland close to second place, and If
shipment, are as heavy thla month as
lift. Baltimore will drop back Into
third place by October SI. and Tort
land will move up to second
In the past nine months Baltimore'
total wheat export waa 4.70.TO bush
els, about 1T0.O0O buahela ahead of
Portland. New Tork retalna first place
with total shipments of .251.07S buah
ela for 1)11 thus far.
Puget Sound la exporting lesa wheat
this year than last. In the nine months
ended with September. lll. the Sound
exported only 1.7J1.S2S bushels, acalnst
l.ttl.ttl buahela In the same months
a year alto.
Cala la VVmrnr Ala Lars.
Philadelphia occuplea fourth place,
ranking; below Portland, but ahead of
Pus-el Sound, with an aggregate ship
ment of 2.412.7 bushels. This time
last year Portland was ranked not
only by New Tork and Kaltlmore, but
by Puget Sound and Philadelphia, as
Portland's relanve Rain In the ex
portation of flour haa been aa great
Its Increase In wheat exports. In
the past nine months Portland ex
ported 4S0.OS1 barrel a of flour, valued
at fl.7 1 1.3 SO. aa acalnst 11S.S31 bar
rels the year previous, valued at
Puaet Sound made a great rain In
flour exports. Increasing; from 74J.S04
barrels In the nine months ended Sep
tember. 1I0. to 1.S44.C2S barrels In
the past nine months. Push Sound Is
the second heaviest exporter of flour
thus far thla year.
KLAMATH REALTY RISES
All Hound Increase of Values Are
Sttovtn by Assessor's Hooks.
KLAMATH FAIJA Or.. Oct. 21.
(Special.) Figures on the asseasroent
books of Klamath County aa prepared
by County Assessor Lee show the
valuation of all the lots within the
city lo be ll.4M.tT against fl.32S.771.
aa Increase of 112.101. while Improve
ments on the property are placed at
So7.4JO against $101,275. an Increase
of I1JJ.155. The total la f2.1.v0
acalnst ll.595.14. an Increase of
In the towns In Klamath County out
side of Klamath Falls there Is a de
crease la the Improvements, as against
a year ago. of 13410. thla being the
only decrease shown In any of the
figures of Klamath Falls or the out
side town. Outside towns In Klamath
County are gtven lot valuations of
f242.0s against 1147.44. an Increase i
of 174.405: Improvements. i.3ii
against 7.95. a decrease of 13410;
total, $211,424 against :S.i:j. Increase,
VARSHIP FAST IN CHANNEL
Theoretical Blockade of Ran Diego
Itroken by Bis; Cruiser.
SAX PI EGO. Oct. 21. Four big
cruisers of the Pacific fleet are an
chored today in San Diego Bay. The
flagship of the fleet, the California,
entered the harbor unexpectedly late
yesterday at a speed of Is knot an
hour and thus broke the theoretical
blockade of the port established by
the torpedo flotilla. Thla Is the fast
est time ever made by a ship entering
or leaving San Diego Bay.
The other ship in port now are the
South Dakota, the Vet Virginia, the
Colorado and the supply ship UUcler.
which arrived thla morning towing a
The Maryland and the reconstructed
battleship Oregon are expected within
a few days. Preparations now are be
na made for the annual Fall target
lractlc off the Coronado Island.
Steamship Owners Deaf to Entreat
ies After Young -Americans
Have Had Their Fling.
BOSTON. Oct. !1 After spending
slx weeks In foreign travel. living at
the best hotels and motoring through
the British Isles. Homer Anderson, of
Krskine. Minn., and James Riley, of
San Francisco, returned to the United
States as stowaways on tlie steamship
Michigan, which .la at her pier here
The two young men started tlelr
tour with a fund of 11000 each, which
they had inured would carry them
through satl-factorlly. But when they
reached Liverpool on the return trip
they found themselves with only a
shilling between them.
After appealing In vain to 12 steain
shlps bound westward for a chance to
work their way lack, they decided f
ship as stowaways. Tliey still had their
shilling capital when they arrived In
ADULTS, TOO, WILL PLAY
Ixw Anseles Extend PrlvlleRC Al
ready Granted -fill Id ren.
I.OS ANT.EI.ES. Cal.. Oct. SI. (Spe
cial. The municipality today open, d
a free gymnasium for grown persons,
with a competent Instructor and a
shower bath with free soap and clenn
towels thrown in. The Innovation was
brought about by the playground com
mission, which already has made simi
lar provision for children.
The new gymnasium Is splendidly
e.iuti.ped. has 3"0 steel locker. 10
marble showers, and the highest class
marble lavatory fittings. It offers
healthful luxuries for the asking and
the commission 1 so eager that the
public shall take advantage of them
that It conducted a personal canvass to
let everbody know about the pleasant
departure, and to extend a cordial In
vitation to attend.
Many adulta are Jubilant over the
prospect of enjoying the privilege al
ready permitted the children.
SEATTLE HOSJELRY SOLD
Xew York anil lioMon Men Buy
Perry Hotel for $370,000.
SEATTLE. Wash, Oct. 21. (Special.)
The ownership of the Perry Hotel, at
the corner of Seventh avenue and Madi
son street, has pushed Into the hands
of three New York and Boston capital
ist. -The property cost the new owners
approximately t?.72.00. Herbert C
I-aktn recently wua In Seattle attending
to the details of the transfer.
Announcement waa made today
throuzh Manager J. (luerrlerl. that f:5.
OOO will be expended at Tini-e In re
modeling a portion of the hotel. Plans
av. been nrepnred hy Architect Cote
Br the conversion of the court en
trance Into an elaborate lobby to be
constructed wholly of gla.
OPPOSING COUNSEL IN TIMES DYNAMITING CASE, AND NEW
PICTURE OF PRISONER ON TRIAL.
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DEFENSE WATCH N3 CLOSELY
Jurors Have French Chef and
TALESMAN IS $10,000 OUT
Robert Tell How Heal for 70.000
Acres of Land In Mexico Almost
Fell ThroiiR.li. Also as Re
sult or summons.
LOS ANGKLKS. Oct. 21. (Special.)
The Ink tankroom of the Los Angeles
Time building, which I to be one of
the chief exhibit f the defense to
prove that an explosion of gas and not
of dynamite wrecked the plant the
morning of October I. 1910. Is missing.
The 600 pound of Iron ha disap
peared from the mountain of Junk on
the bank of the Los Angeles River.
District Attorney Fredericks doe not
know what ha happened to .the tank
and the attorney for the defense, who
relied upon it to make" the chief point
in their case, do not seem to be much
worried about the disappearance.
District Attorney Frederick take a
philosophical view of the disappear
ance of the tank.
"We are Jut as anxious to produce
that iank, as the defense," he said to
day. "I think It will show the dyna
mite theory Just as much as It will the
gas. It will be a case of one expert
At tho Junkyard where the wreck
age of the Times building was dumped
when the ruins were cleared away. It
was learned today that the tank had
been sold. A stranger, a big man,
well dressed, and who arrived at the
yard In an automobile, purchased the
tank. He said he wnnted It for use In
storing oil. Hi name was not learned
by tho Junkdealer and he carted away
tho Important piece of evidence.
It is known that the defense has
kept a watch over the Ink tank and It
Is declared that It Is Improbable that
It was taken away without the making
of a report aa to where It .went to the
office of Clarence Darrow.
Darrow declares that he will yet
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Will Help Yon and Help-Me," Po
lice Official Says, to Proposal
to Transport Worshipers.
CHICAGO. Oct. 21 The automobile
patrol wagon will be used at Gary,
Ind., to carry people to Central
Church of Christ, according to an
nouncement made here yesterday.
Rev. Nelson Trimble, pastor of the
church, haa made arrangement with
Chief of Police Martin, of Gary, to
borrow, his automobile patrol wagon
for two hours In the mornlnga of the
next three Sundays. He Intends to use
that vehicle, he says, to carry his con
gregation to church.
For some time Mr. Trimble has no
ticed a' falling off In the attendance
at the morning services. He, discov
ered that many of his flock have been
decorating the street corners of Gary
In various attitudes of leisure. At first
he tried the expedient of seeking these
recreants In their homes and arguing
with them. He found his had little
or no effect In decreasing the size of
Sunday morning street-corner crowds.
Then he went to Chief of Police Mar
tin and asked him to lend him hi3
wagon. The Chief demurred at first.
"What do you want it for?" asked
Why," Insisted the" minister, "I
want It to carry my congregation to
church Sunday mornings."
"Humph:" said the Chief, "that's
different. It seems to be a good cause.
It will help you and it will help me.
I'll go you."
FARMERS' VICTORY SHADED
Court Grants Road Right to Man
Who Is Surrounded by Neighbor.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. Oct. 21. (Spe
cial.) After fighting out of court and
In for several years, C. H. Seely to
day was given a verdict In a Clark
County courtv entitling him to build a
road to his farm near Vacolt. but the
flush of victory for Mr. Seeley is
dimmed by the death of his wife, who
had ben his constant help In the bit
ter struggle against the wtloe of his
Seeley and J. Jorgensen llvt near
Tacolt, and Jorgensen owned most of
the land around Seeley's. place. There
was a way that Seeley could get out,
and when Jorgensen found this out' he
bought a strip of land 20 feet wide and
built a high wire fence, completely
fencing Seeley in. When Seeley's chil
dren went to school they were com
pelled to crawl through a tight "barb
wire fence and were continually tear
ing their clothes on the barbs.
There were numerous threats made
by Jorgensen, and both had their fight
and differences before the County Com
missioners many times. The Jury today
granted an order and gave Seeley a
Judgment of fS5 and cdfcts of tho trial.
Mrs. Seeley died In Portland two weeks
GOLFERS' CLOTHES ROBBED
While Players Are on Links Watches
and Money Are Taken.
While golf players were disporting
themselves at- the Waverly. links, yes
terday afternoon, a sneak thief went
through their outer clothing, left in
a retiring room on the grounds. While
only two of the victims had made re
ports laat night, the police were In
formed that the clothing of numerous
others was In the same place, and addi
tional losses are expected.
Richard Koehler. 172 North Nine
teenth street, general purchasing agent
of the 0.-W. R. & N. Company, when
he resumed his coat after a round of
the links, found that his pockets had
been relieved of f 4S, a valuable watch
and bis house key. He was most ex
ercised over the loss of the key, as he
thought the thief might follow him
home and commit another theft. He
hastened to detective headquarters In
an automobile and reported his loss.
! J. A. Cranston, 271 North. Twenty
' second street, manager of the General
Electric Company, waa the second vic
tim, having found that 'his watch was
taken from his pocket while he played
the game. It Is said about 12 watches
FIRE CHIEF APPOINTED
Edward Wakerield, Patrolman,
Takes New City Office.
K ALA MATH FALLS. Or, Oct. 21.
(Special.) Edward Wakefield, who
was elected volunteer fire department
chief last Spring, has been made paid
Chief of the Fire Department and is
no longer a patrolman. He has po
lice powers, however, as is customary.
The appointment of a paid chief was
made necessary by the removal from
the City Hall of the city offices, which
were tranaferred three blocks' away to
an office building on Main street. This
left ths hall,. where the fire apparatus
is kept, deserted during the day. The
Mayor I urging the purchase of a fire
GROSSCUP TO QUIT MONDAY
Resignation in, Judge Will Resume
' Private Practice.
CHICAGO, Oct. 21. Judge Grosscup,
of the United States Circuit Court, to
day forwarded his resignation to
President Taft. He ask4 that It be-
come effective next Monday.
a. i w-... HAthlTtar trt o V Ahnilt fn
plans for the future." safd Jge
Grosscup. I shall resume mj .private
Automatic Device Is
Tested in Winds. ,
DANGER OF UPZET REDUCED
Invention Promises to Revolu
GLIDER IS PERFECTED, TOO
Claim Now Made That Nou-PropcIIcd
. Cmft Can Be Held Stationary
Over Given Point for Period
of l'ivo Minufes. ,
KILL DRVIL HILL, X. C Oct. 21.
(Special.) Announcement that the
problem of the automatic control of
the aeropliine has been solved by the
Wright brothers lias created tremend
ous interest'in the aviation world. This
was made evident today by the num
ber of telegrams and cable, messages
received by Orville Wright.
While Mr. Wright refuses to go into
details as to tfr new mechanical de
vice, ho snid that automatic stabilizer
had been experimented with on power
driven machines and had proved sat
isfactory. It was his desire to test
the device in a strong wind - that
brought him to the bleak sand hills
on the. coast of North Carolina.
Glider Being Perfeeteil, Too.
There are other thlngB, however,
which Mr. Wright hopes to demonstrate
with hi, new biplane. He said today
that he believed it possible to make a
flight of one mile over the ground in
a glider without the aid of a motor.
Asked if it would be possible for the
new biplane to hover over a given
point In the face of a heavy gale for
a considerable time, Mr.' Wright said:
"Before we leave here we hope to
demonstrate that the glider can be
held in a fixed position in the air for
five minutes or more."
This automatic stablizer consists of
a pair of ailerons. The ailerons are
in effect small supplementary 'wings
at the outer extremities of the planes
and usually are operated through a
yoke attached to-' the shoulder of the
aviator. ' ,
Pendulum Mill Help.
If the machine tips to the left, the
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Dozen Handkerchiefs and Scented
Billet Show California Fair One
Is Not Ungrateful.
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 21. (Special.)
"I have registered now, and if you
are running for office at any future
time you can count on my vote."
Tollce Judge Sullivan today received
this written pledge, on scented note
paper, from a woman whose case he had
dismissed yesterday and who perhaps
Is the first California woman to prom
ise the vote which she will not be able
to cast until next year.
. A woman whose name Is being with-j
held appeared before Police Judge Sulli
van yesterday on a charge of an assault
with a deadly weapon. It developed
that she merely had been watching two
men fight and had taken no part in the
The Magistrate, on hearing her testi
mony, promptly dismissed the case, ex
pressing regret that the woman should
have been arrested.
When the Judge left the bench this
morning and entered his chambers he
found a package lying on his desk.
Opening the package he found It to con
tain a dozen handkerchiefs. In the
package lay a note which read: "Judge
Sullivan: I want lo offer this token of
appreciation of your courtesy in court
yesterday. I have registered and if you
are running for office at a future time
you may count on my vote."
SUSPECT SPREE VICTIM
Man Held Tor Showman Murder Says
Drinking Made Him Trouble.
ELLSWORTH, Kan., dct. 21. Harry
Baker, the hotel clerk who rented a
room to the mysterious John Smith,
charged by a Coroner s Jury with being
the slayer of the Showman family,
failed today to identify John Smlther
man, of Junction City. Kan., as Smith.
Smltherman is ill, due. he says, to a
prolonged period of heavy drinking,
In which he happened to wander Into
Ellsworth and get himself Involved in
the murder case, and he is willing to
remain in Jail until he is better able
to travel. He may be detained several
day8- , i ,
The suspect detained at NewKlrK,
kra.-was- ordered released today.
SULPHUR GAS KILLS SCORE
Italian Miners Die In Fumes Follow
CALTAN'ISSETTA, Sicily. Oct. 21. An
explosion of gas in a sulphur mine at
Trabonella today set the mine on fire
and caused many deaths.
The bodies of 20 men have been re
covered and some other miners who
were working In galleries distant from
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MARRIAGE IS If. INTERIM
Assault by Ruffians Cause of
BLOW FRACTURES SKULL
S. Chandler Rogers, of New York,
AVhile. Memory Blank, Enlists in
Navy as George KcIIey Yaps
' Like Dog When Found.
SEATTLE, Oct. 21. S. Chandler
Rodgers, who was attacked by three
ruffians at the corner of Eighth avenue
and Sixteenth street. Now Tork City,
on the night of May 1, 1897, and thrown
Into the Hudson River after his skull
had been fractured, wandered about
the world for 14 years under the name
of George Kelley, and was restored to
himself In this city yesterday as the
result of a surgical operation that re
moved pressure upon his skull.
Under the name of Oeorge Kelley he
served 11 years in the United States
Navy, and was discharged at Bremer
ton July 1, 1910. Then he went to
work in a sawmill at Port Blakeley,
and was married there two months
ago. He disappeared from his home
on October 10 and he was found three
days later in the dense forest, crawling
on his hands and knees and snapping
like a dog.
Letter Sent lo Slater.
He was brought on October 13 to a
hospital In Seattle. He was unable
to speak or see -and apparently was
An operation was performed last
Sunday to remove a portion of the
skull that pressed upon the brain. Yes
terday Kelley asked for pen and paper
and wrote a concise and Intelligent let
ter to his half sister, Miss Florence
Douels, 418 West Thirty-second street.
New York City, closing his letter by
saying he was in a hospital. He signed
the name of S. Chandler Rodzers. He
asked for a newspaper and was dumb
founded when a paper dated Seattle,
October 20, was handed to him. He
asked where he was and when told he
broke down and wept. On recovering
his composure, he told this story:
Life Is Blank.
"I do not know where I have been
or what I have been doing for 14 years.
I was born In New York City In 1880.
I lived with my grandmother. Mrs.
Elizabeth Douels, 418 West Thirty
second street. New York.
"I was first a newsboy in New York
and then a messenger with a big trust
company. I used to box in a theater
to earn a little side money.
I took a vacation May 1. 1897. With
a friend I went to a theater, accom
panied by two girls. I took my girl
home and then started to walk to my
Seattle Xext Memory.
"At .the corner of Sixteenth street
and Eighth avenue I met three men
who asked for a match. I told them:
I am no match factory Then one
made a pass at me. I struck at him
with my brass knuckles on my right
hand I always wore them at night
It was then near midnight.
"Another man of the three struck
me with a. blackjack and I fell to my
knees. The next I knew I was swim
ming in the river, almost stark naked..
"I remember catching hold of a pile
and yelling for help. I can remember
being dragged from the river, and that
Is the last I know, except that I woke
up here in this hospital, in Seattle,
BURKHART TRIAL DELAYED
Illness or Wife Slakes Necessarj
Postponement of Case.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Oct. 21. (Spe
cial.) Because of the illness of his
wife, Roy L. Burkhart, a police officer
of Vancouver, charged with man
slaughter for having killed Harry L.
Lewellvn,- a soldier, who tried to es
cape arrest, will not be tried at the
present 'term of the Superior Court.
Burkhart arrested Lewellj'n, a trum
peter lu Company A, First Infantry, for
a misdemeanor and took him to the
police station. When another officer
was opening the door, Lewellyn. who
was handcuffed, made a dash to get
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away ana r-urnimi i nun,
let causing wounds which brought on
death a few hours later.
FATEFUL JURY ADJOURNS
Body That Indicted Gill and ap
penstein Satisfied With Work.
SEATTLE, Oct. 21. The county
grand jury, which was called last Feb
ruary to Investigate charges of corrup
tion under the administration of for
mer Mayor Hiram Gill, and which re
turned the Indictments upon which
former. Chief of Police Wappenstein
was convicted and sentenced to state
prison, adjourned today until January
No indictments were returned at th
erjsion that ended today.