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VOL. XXXI NO. 4.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY 3IORNING, JAXUAKY 28, 1912.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Recall of Judges
SANCTITY DF LAW DEFENDED
Ohioans Warned of Dangers in
PERIOD OF UNREST NOTED
Conservative Element Vrjretl to "Get
Together" and Combat Move
Which Would Make Courts
Creature of Popular Will.
NEW YORK. Jan. ST. On the era of
his three days visit to Ohio, bis home
state. President Taft spoke, tonight at
the Waldorf-Astoria to tha Ohio Society
of New Tork. dollrerlnr probably tha
moat Important speech h has made In
many months, directed against the
"nostrums of reform." and particularly
aimed at th recall of Judges.
In the efforts which the President
said have been made to ref i lrglsla
tion In this country, he taw much that
was food. He saw the faults of gov
ernment In tha United elates today,
and admitted that In trylnr to eradl
rate thera much might be accomplished
hv reformers. But In the effort to
make the judiciary responsive to "every
whim of the people" he aaw destroo
Lae Overihrew Mrs.
He declared that t. conservative
elemeet of the Nation ereneually must
"get together" to prevent a movement
that would make the rourta tha crea
tares ef popular will and might make
the decision In every case. . ot la ac
rord with the law. but accord with
what a majority of the people thought
the law should be.
Thr are having a constitutional
convention "Tn Ohio." aald the President,
"and I am told that one of the proposl.
lions Is to propose the Judicial recall,
orators and statesmen are going up
and down the country denouncing
courts, pointing out ttvetr corrupt na
ture. "Tha time Is coming. In my Judg
ment, when the conservative people of
this country who are In favor of the
eternal princlrles of Justice and their
administration so as to make them pre
vail, should rise to meet these mis
rulded supporters of an utterly Inde
fensible theory and end the agitation
against the courts."
PreaMeat Kept Baay.
Tha President's speech to tiro Ohio
Society waa only one of bla many en
gagements here tonight. From Ohio
he "stepped over Into West Virginia,"
In the urns hotel, and addressed the
Now Tork Society of that name and
then motored to Sherry's to speak to
the Aero Club Of America. Before re.
tiring at the homo of bla brother,
Henry W. Taft. tn President "dropped
In" at tha ball of th laughters of
Jacob at tha Seventy-first Regiment
Armory, to which 10.004 Invitations had
been Issued. Ho Is due to leave New
Tork tomorrow for Cleveland.
President Taft made bis principal
speech at th banquet of tha Ohio So
ciety at tha Waldorf-Astoria. He paid
a warm tribute to Ohio, her Institu
tions and people. In opening his ad
dress, and after mentioning tha various
"isms" that had sprung up In tha coun
t arret la Ohio Seea.
"We have now reached another
period when another now political nos
trutn. or series ot them. Is being
(Concluded on face S-)
m m v y r- f -,t ws , i r v
MOTHER SEES BOY
DROWN IN RAPIDS
OREGON" CITV FALLS SCENE OP
Little Oue Cling to Toy Wlil.-Ue as
Turbulent Water BurfeU HI in
to Ills Death.
OREGON' C1TT, Or, Jan. 27. (Spe
cial.) While his terror-stricken
mother looked on. Paul Piatt. years
old. son of Mrs. O. C. Piatt, of Cane
mah. waa drowned In the river basin
below the falla here this afternoon.
The' boy fell from a sidewalk that
skirts the swirling pool Just below the
falls and was swept down tha rock
Mrs. Piatt and Mrs. Katherlne Lund
had been shopping at Oregon City and
with little Paul were returning home
along the sidewalk, which follows the
river bank to Caneroah. The lad had
been given a whistle and was lagging
behind Joyfully blowing hla new toy.
At a scream from Paul nls mother
turned and beheld her son floundering
In the turbulent mlllrace. For a time
the boy's blouse kept him afloat and
he clung to bis whistle as he waa buf
feted by the stream.
C. A. White. Henry Jones. Fred Free
man and Herman Rakel. employes of
the Hswley Pulp aV Taper Company,
beard the cries of the drowning boy,
but were powerlesa to aave him. At
the point where the tragedy occurred
the river la deep and ao awlft that a
man could not survive In It.
When the boy disappeared for tha
laat time his mother fainted. The rail
ing where the boy fell Into the river
consists of a top and lower rail, tha
latter of which Is nearly two and a
half feet above the walk. The sidewalk
la maintained by the Portland Rail
way. Light rower Company. -
O. C. Piatt, father of the boy. came
to Oregon City six months ago and
later returned to Rhode Island, where
ha la at the present time.
SECRET WEDDING BARED
Pullman Students Married Year Be
fore I "act Is Known.
SPOKANE. Wash.. Jan. ". (Spe
cial.) Keeping their secret for almost
year. Lee Mantx. a senior In the
pharmacy department at Washington
State College, and Miss Joyce Mc
Klnney. student In the domestic sci
ence department. let the matrimonial
cat out of tha bag last night it Pull
man. The students were married se
cretly at Moscow. June 8. 1)11, and
ucceeded until yesterday In keeping
tha knowledge from both their parents
and their fellow-students.
Whan the members of the Beta
Kappa aorority. of which Mrs. Mants
s a member, learned of the marriage,
they announced a reception and the
student body turned out to greet the
couple. The secret marriage was dls
closed when Attorney Frank Sander,
of Pullman, returned from Moscow,
where he bad accidentally seen the
names of the two students on the mar
Mrs. Mants. who Is a sophomore, lives
at Waltsburg. and Mr. Mants Is a real
!ent of Colvllle.
ROADS CONFER ON "TIPS"
Public Blamed Chiefly, but Man
agers Would Aid Core.
CHICAGO. Jan. S7. (Special.) Con
tinued complalnta by the patrons of
railroads, especially commercial travel
era, against tha so-called "tipping
evil." have caused the managers of
several leading Western roads to give
tha subject serious consideration, and
It la expected that steps will be taken
In tha near future to check the alleged
Several Informal conferences already
have been held and others are sched
uled to take place soon. While the
managers maintain that the public la
chiefly to blame for the wide scope of
the tlp-sollcltors' activities, they also
believe the railroads can assist In tha
rruaade to crush the evIL ,
CARTOONIST REYNOLDS COMMENTS PICTORIALLY ON SOME OF
TAMES A SHOT ATT
RICH IN SHOT BY
Chauffeur Replies to
Fire of J. J. Moore.
W.FE IN CAR WITH DRIVER
San Franciscan Who Fough
Divorce Suit Will Die.'
DYING STATEMENT MADE
Wounded) Man, Recently Principal
In Sensational Action, Say He
Shot When Mrs. - Moore Re
fused to Get Out of Auto.
SAN MATEO. Cal., Jan. 27. J. J.
Moore, a wealthy fuel dealer of San
Francisco, was shot and probably fatal
ly wounded tonight, near tbe residence
here of bla wife, by J. Timothy, a chauf
cur employed by a wealthy neighbor
of Mrs. Moore. Moore was carried Into
the residence of his wife and later
taken to a hospital, where it waa an
nounced he could not live. Timothy
surrendered and Is now In the custody
of the Sheriff of San Mateo County.
Mrs. Moore recently sued for divorce.
charging Moore with extreme cruelty.
Her husband. In a cross-complaint, al
leged habitual Intemperance. The
names of several men socially promi
nent In San Francisco figured In tha
rase, including Resr-Admlral Tbomes
Wife la Car With Chauffeur.
City Attorney Klrkbrldg refused to
make public all of Moore's statement,
but In part It la aa follows:
"I aaw Mrs. Moore In the car, stopped
It and ordered her to get out of It. She
refused and I began shooting."
Timothy, It was said tonlgbt, had
been seen frequently purchasing one or
more bottles of champagne In local sa
Timothy is a deputy constable.
Attack la Related.
According to the story told by Tim
othy, he was driving past the Moore
residence, when his engine failed. As
be was bending over the hood of the
car, a man stepped from behind a tree
on the side of the road opposite the
Moore home and. calling out. "You're
the man I'm laying for!" and. adding a
string of oaths, fired two shots
Timothy hid behind the car, he says,
in time to escape two more bullets.
Timothy asserts be then drew his own
revolver and fired onre.
Wife Sees, Collapses.
The bullet struck Moore In the abdo
men, but he did not falL Captain H.
N. Royden, of a military school nearby,
ran to the scene and found Moore still
standing by the road. With the as
sistance of Timothy and a maid from
the Moore residence, the wounded man
was carried Into the house. '
Timothy surrendered to Chief of Po
lice Boland and was later taken to
Redwood City by the Sheriff. But one
chamber of Tlmothy'a revolver had
CHURCH EXPELS RICHESON
Formal Action Takn by Emmanuel
CAMBRIDGE. Mass., Jan. 27. Rev.
Clarence V. T. Rlcheson. who Is under
sentence of death for the murder of hla
former sweetheart. Avis Llnnell, was
expelled tonight from tha Baptist
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 49
degrees; minimum. 43 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair, southeasterly winds.
Proposed probe of "money trust" may split
Congress Democrats, '-section 1. page 5.
President Taft again assails recall of Judges,
Section t, page 1.
BUI revising metals tariff will be passed
tomorrow. Section 2. page 6.
Borah criticises forest homestasd laws. Sec
tion 1, psge 6.
Lincoln Beachey, garbed as woman, sensa
tion of Los Angeles aviation meet. Sec
tion 1, page 4.
National Erectors Association detective
charged with murderous attack on Frank
M. Kyan. Section 1, page 10.
James J. Hill extols slm and plan of North
western Development League. Section 2,
Big rata fight to be opened in Chicago Hon
oay. section 1. page lo.
Fire at altar Interrupts wedding ot railway
magnate's son to Pittsburg girl. 8 action
1. page S.
Reporter affirms that Fels made Incendiary
remarks about Times disaster. Section
1. page 1. ,
Wilson and Hearst supporters In California
clean. Section 1. page S.
Speaker Clark declares he is Democratio
Presidential candidate. Section 1, page 2.
J. J. Moore, rich San Franciscan, shot by
chauffeur. Section 1, page 1.
S. F. Wilson, of Athena, says he has not
yet entered field as candidate, section
1. page 12.
Loss of South and Indiana as result of Wat
tenon's defection feared by Wilson. Sec-
lion 1. page 3.
Ralph E. Williams looks for announcement
that Roosevelt is candidate. Section
Anglers' Club aims to Include all fisher
men In Its membership. Section 2, page 2.
Hayward hopes for good track team at Unl
verstty ot Oregon. Section 2. page z.
Queer baseball plays puzzle umpires. See
tlon 2. page 3.
Ekl Club returns from Mount Hood. Section
2. page .
Summer baseball allowed by "Blg Eight"
college conference. Section 2. page i.
Ban Francisco and Fpokana trapshooters
make world record, section z. page s.
Portland's new grandstand at ball park fast
nearlng completion. section z, page e.
Irvlngton Club tennis players to get 1912
surprise, section i. page a.
ateteorlo career of Delaney as pugilist de
veloper recalled. Section page 4.
Idsho Democrats may send unlnetruoted
aeiegatiira to tmumort. owuoo a.
Old Point Adams Lighthouse Is ordered de
stroyed by Government- section 1,
Montamara Feato chosen name for Tacoma
Bummer frolic. Section L- page 7.
Defense In Hazzard trial would show "fast-
cure specialist" "loved" dying patient-
Section 1. page 4.
Hood River ore hard let favors comprehensive
selling agency tor mutual benefit, sec
tion 1. page 7.
Let Oregonlana back Oregon Is plea of Wll
lam Hanley. Section L page d.
Point between Oregon City and New En
may be selected for state quarry, bec-
tlon 1. page 11.
Mother sees sen drown In rapids at Oregon
City. Section 1. page 1.
Oregon electors must vote on 34 measures.
Section 1. page S.
Realty and Building.
Portland realty market strong. Section 4,
Possibility seen for every man steadily em
ployed In Portland to own his own home.
Section 4, page u.
Builders' Exchange progresses rapidly. Sec
tion 4. page 9.
East side continues big building progress.
Section 4. page 11.
Automobiles and Roads.
Barney Oldfteld scores National club's of
ficials for laxity over Federal aid lor
good roads. Section 4. page 4.
Automobile raring calendar for 1912 Is filled
with attractive events, section . page .
Freak cars find no place at manufacturers'
annual National exhibit- Section 4,
Record shipment of autos on wsy to Coast
from xiulck factory, section 4, page o.
Commercial and Marine.
Raw furs advance sharply at London sales.
Section 2, page 1.
Royal Mall packet Company to begin service
here In 1913. Section 2. page IS.
Portland and Vicinity.
Sumner wins suits to have receiver ap
pointed for Northwestern Long-Dlstance
Telephone Company. Section 1. page 14.
Seattle will Join In Rose Festival planting
ceremony. Section 2, page 20.
Chinese girl arrested at Billings may be
Choi Bin, murder suspect. Section 1,
Southern Paclflo will build branch from
Salem, seven miles east, to Fir. Section
2, page 20.
Portland schoolgirls becoming expert as
breadmakers. Section 1, page 15.
Statute, long on books. Is club against loan
shark. Section 1. page 14.
Lud wig Schwabacher. paper manufacturer,
dies. Section 1. page IS.
State shows Banker Morris sold phone
bonds, SbOOO at par. for $3300. Section
1. page 1.
Parkinson, In brief filed, attacks Univer
sity of Oregon referendum decision. Sec
tion 8, page 8.
Democrats want strongest candidates pos
sible for Legislature. Section 1. page 12.
Judge Brown, friend of boys, will visit Port- j
land. Section 1. page 13.
I J 1 1 I .
AS CLUB QUARTERS
Majority Says Growth
NEW GOVERNORS ARE CHOSEN
Election Brings Out Heaviest
Vote of Record.
MOVE OF HOME CONTESTED
Resolutions Are Adopted Author
izing Directors to Lease Upper
. Four Floors In Proposed Pub
lic Market Building;.
With sentiment overwhelmingly fa
voring; a change In location the Port
land Commercial Club last night passed
resolutions at its annual meeting giv
ing the board of governors full power
to act upon the offer of new club
quarters In the market building to be
erected between Pine and Ankeny at
Sixth street; and elected J. S. Beall,
J. JT. Burgard. F. A. Freeman. C. S.
Jackson and George W. Klelser to the
board of governors to succeed the five
men whose terms expired this year.
The polls were opened at 8 o'clock,
and while the discussion on the pro
posal to move the club quarters was
being carried on In the main parlor.
the voting continued steadily. The
greater part of the members voted.
however. In a short recess which was
call' Immediately after the opening
of Uie polls.
Vote Heaviest la History.
At 10 o'clock President Beckwlth de
clared the polls closed and the tellers.
W. T. Buchanan. C. B. Merrick and J.
F. Larson began the count, which con
tinued far past midnight. The vote was
the heaviest that has been cost in the
history of the club, reaching-a total of
410. Votes upon each of the ten
names submitted were as follows: J. S.
Beall, 273; S. Blumauer, 131; J. H.'
Burgard, 272; TV. H. Fear, 142; F. A.
Freeman, 281; C. S. Jackson, 276; G. W.
Klelser, 256; F. B. Riley. 103; A. M.
Smith, 125, and Elwood Wiles, 167.
C. TV. Hodson opened the discussion
of the proposal to move the club quar
ters, which was the engrossing topic
throughout the greater part of the ses
sion, although the trend of sentiment
In favor of the move to a new loca
tion was apparent from the very first.
Sale Believed Advisable.
Mr. Hodson couched his motion in
the form of two resolutions, as follows:
'Resolved, That the board of gov
ernors of the Portland Commercial
Club be and is hereby authorized to
enter into a contract for a lease of the
upper four floors of the proposed new
building to be erected on the block
bounded by Fifth, Sixth, Pine and
Ankeny streets, for the use of the club.
upon the terms set out in the proposal
submitted therefor with such restric
tions aa to finishing, etc, as may meet
with the approval of the board; con
ditional, however, upon tbe sale of the
present club property being made at
a price which will secure for the club's
present equity a sum not less than
$113,500 in cash."
Resolved, That the board of gover
nors of the Portland Commercial Club,
through Its proper officers, be and is
hereby authorized and directed, for and
on behalf of the club, to authorize and
direct the proper officers of the Port
land Commercial Club Building Asso
ciation, to enter into a contract of sale
of lots numbered 3 and 4. in block
umbered 69, in the City of Portland,
(Concluded on Page 4.)
THE PAST WEEK'S
&ACK T TLLMAM GLIT"
UISHS TO ABBlTfZATJZ
REPORTER GIVES STATEMENT
OF M'XAMARA-OTIS SPEECH.
Purported Denial by Single-Tax Ad
. voeate Shown Unfounded by Man
Who Reported Meeting.
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 27. W. A.
Davenport, reporter for the Philadel
phia Public Ledger, made the follow
ing statement today:
Mr. Fels made this statement In an ad
dress on the "Ethics of Taxation" at the
Ethical Cultural Societies headquarters at
1415 Locust street In this city. I cannot
recall at this time, having lost my notes,
tbe exact text of the other parts of Fels'
speech, but the published exerpt Is bonafide.
Jt Tne oregonlan repuonsnea verDatim me
Public Ledger story It was quite as correct
as we were.
In reference to single taxation. Fels on
the occasion rehearsed the various trials
and results of the single tax theory, at
tributing failure In those instances resulting
adversely to lack of practical application.
He declared that he regarded single tax
ation as the door through which practical
socialism could best be reached. He de
clared that like Carl Marx, he considered
himself good enough to exist without laws,
and when accused by one of the hearers of
having anarchistic tendencies, replied that
whether he was an anarchist or not de
pended much on the interpretation of the
He further declared that he fully ex
pected to live to see one state, at least,
adopt single taxation. In this connection
he predicted that either all the people ot
the United States then would move into
that one state or they would force their
own states to adopt like legislation. These
facts are substantially correct. I have had
to depend on my memory alone for them.
but the McNamara-Otls statement as pub-
jianea is correct in aetaii. p
In view of a purported telegram
from Joseph Fels printed In a Port
land newspaper, denying that he had
uttered incendiary remarks credited to
him by the Philadelphia Public Ledger
and the New York Times, The Ore
gonlan requested further particulars
from the Public Ledger. The fore
going is the reply prepared by the
Philadelphia newspaperman who at
tended the gathering where Mr. Fels
delivered his speech. Mr. Fels' state
ment as published in the Public Ledger
and reproduced in The Oregonlan fol
Had I been in the place of tho McXa
maras. I would have blown up the Times
nunaing as they did and I would not have
stopped there- And then, too, I would have
waited until General Otis was In his office.
He Is the rascal responsible for all labor's
troubles tn San Francisco, and the courts
upneia mm in his rascality.
ZAPATISTAS TAKE CLOTHES
Father, Daughters and Two Xonog
Men Left Only With Auto.
PUEBLA, Mex.. Jan. 27. Left in pos
session of a big touring car but
stripped of almost every stitch of cloth
lng and robbed of money, jewelry and
arms, was the predicament in ywhich
Macedonia Olvera, his two daughters.
and two young - en were placed this
morning by Zapatistas.
Olvera. who, with his daughters, is
visiting friends in Puebla, Invited the
two young men to accompany them on
an automobile ride. Near the city their
car was stopped by a band of Zapatis
tas, who took their personal posses
slons. Then the occupants of the car,
all members of the better class of so
clety, were forced to disrobe. They
obtained necessary apparel at a work
EMPEROR WILLIAM IS 53
Taft Sends Congratulations and Am
bassador Gives Dinner.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27. This being
the 53d birthday anniversary ot the
Emperor of Germany, President Taft
has cabled to Berlin a message extend
ing hearty congratulations in the name
of the Government and people of the
United States and tendering his own
best wishes for the Emperor's welfare
and for the continuance of tbe cordial
relations existing between Germany
and the United States.
Count VonBernstorff, the German
Ambassador, in honor of the anniver
sary, gave a dinner at which several
prominent German-Americans were
present. Toasts were drunk to the
health of the German Emperor and the
President of the United States.
9000 BOiS SOLD
BY MORRIS AT LOSS
State Bares Deals to
STOW CALLED BLACKMAILER
Attorney Malarkey Says Wilde
Indictment Follows Plot. .
FIGHT CENTERS ON LETTER
Witness for Prosecution Will Not
Identify Signature lo Letter In
Which Claim to Commission
Is Denied Lie Is Cast. i
SALIEXT POINTS OF DAY'S TRIAL
IX WILDE CASE.
In support of its contention that
property of the Oregon Trust &
Savings Bank was converted unlaw
fully, the prosecution, by two wit
nesses proved exchange by W. Coop
er Morris of eight 1000 Puget Sound
telephone bonds, of par value of
J8000. for Portland residence prop
erty, which netted Morris only 13300
Refusal ef Frank H. Stow, wit
ness for the state, to identify the
signature of F. F. Graves, president
of the Union Telephone Construc
tion Company, temporarily prevents
the defense from Introducing a let
ter from Graves to Wilde. 4n which
Graves Interpreted Wilde's contract
with tho Construction Company to
entitle him to all proceeds from the
bond sale over 80 cents on the dollar
net to the company. The letter de
clares further that neither Graves
nor Stow was entitled to any part of
the proceeds of the bond sale over
80 per cent.
Counsel for defense charges Stow,
witness for the prosecution, with at
tempted ..blackmail -of-Wllde and al
leged that when he failed to force
TV'llde to disgorge, proceeded to have
Wlldo Indicted on a criminal charge
of embezzling the funds of the bank.
Dan J. Malarkey. representing the
defense, accused Special Prosecutor
Clark of "running the District At
torney's office" and was called a
liar by Deputy District Attorney
Counsel for the state in the Wilde
trial yesterday proved by two witnesses
the exchange by W. Cooper Morris of
eight 1000 Puget Sound telephone
bonds of the par value of $8000 for
residue property in East Portland from
which he realized only 13300 in cash.
These bonds are included in 40 of tho
same issue and denomination which the
prosecution contends were received by '
Morris, in addition to 5000 cash, aa
his part of the 90.000 profit made in
the sale by Wilde to the Oregon Trust
& Savings Bank of the 500,000 block
of Omaha telephone bonds.
The purpose of the testimony was to
endeavor to support the theory of the
state that the transaction goes to prove
conversion by Morris of property be
longing to the defunct bank. It was
admitted by Judge Kavanaugh for that
purpose over the objection of Dan J.
Malarkey, representing the defense.
W. A. Currle, real estate dealer re
siding at 532 Elizabeth street, testified
that In the Spring of 1909 Morris gave
him eight 1000 telephone bonds to
trade for property or otherwise dispose
of, Currie to receive a commission for
Dealer Recounts Purchase.
The realty dealer testified that he
xchanged four of these bonds to
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