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PORTLAND, OREGON. SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 11, 1912.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. XXXI. NO. 32.
IS REV. C. F. AKED
CANAL BILL FIGHT
PIPE AS HE PUFFS
WOMEN IN AUTO i
HELPED BY TAFT
SIGHS' FAVOR BUI
10 BE CONTINUED
ENVOY TO JAPAN
TO EXPOSE BECKER
PRESIDENT SXAKES CAR FROM
BRINK OF CREEK.
XIMKOD FAMED AS ROCKEFEL
LER'S PASTOR LANDS FISH.
FREE MATERIAL IS DEMANDED
Registry cf Foreign-Built Ves
sels Is Made Issue.
TAFT EXPECTS TO SIGN
Senate Believed to Have Conferred
Important Extension of Tower
on Commerce Commission
WASHINGTON. Aug. 10. That the
Panama Canal bill will not pass to
final enactment without a further fig-.t
against the amendment permitting
American registry for foreign-built
hlDs owned by Americans was inai
rated late today when telegrams of
protest were received from the New
port News Chamber of Commerce and
other civic bodies in snipDuiiaingr cen
ters. The telegrams demand a full
hearing before action Is taken.
The amendment put Into the bill by
the Senate opens the way to American
owners of foreign-built ships to enjoy
the privileges of American registry,
provided they keep their ships exclu
sively in the trade to and from foreign
ports. It is understooH many House
members are demana.ng that if foreign-built
ships are permitted to fly
the American nag. Congress also shall
pass a law permitting the importation
without tariff duty of materials used
in the building of ships in American
j his demand frequently has been be
fore Congress. The cost of manufac
turing ships In the United States Is
much higher than in foreign shipyards
and it Is said conditions-would be
somewhat equalized if the cheaper for
eign materials could be imported with
out the payment of tariff.
The House. In requesting a confer
ence today, named as its members Rep
resentatives Adamson, Simson and Ste
vens, of Minnesota. The Senate named
Senators Brandegee. Brlstow and Sim
mons. Little difficulty Is expected in
ireconciling the differences between
the Senate and the Houie on the bill.
President Taft told several callers
today that he expected to sign the bill.
The President Is said to hava declared
that some of the provisions of the
measure did not meet his views entire
ly, but that he expected to approve It.
Railroad and legal experts in Con
gress hold the view that the Senate
authorized a highly important exten
sion of the power of the Interstate
Commerce Commission In adopting the
Bourne., amendment to the Panama
The provision would authorize the
Commission to divorce competing rail
roads and steamship lines wherever
they were found to operate to1 the det
riment of the public and would extend
powers of regulation over water routes.
Such control has long been desired by.
the Commission, but the water lines
have never concededthe right of the
Commission to supervise their business
or their relations with the railroads.
Conrt-Martlal Acquits Marshal.
VALLEJO. Cal.. Aug. 10. Martin S.
While, chief yeoman of the naval ship
Iris, who was eourtmartlaled last
month at the . Mare Island yard on a
charge of sending letters to officers of
the I'acific torpedo flotilla threatening
Lieutenant-Commander C. E. Vander
beck, of the Iris, was acquitted today.
AGAY I Xyvgty I . I I X . 1
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BOLT ALSO CLEANS SOOT FROM
Edward Renfer, SeUwood Farmer,
Escapes Injury, However, In
Fantastic Electric Flash.
With the lightning playing around
him. tearing up the stove and knocking
the pipe he was smoking from his
mouth, and yet escaping without In
Jury, was the experience of Edward
Renfer. a well-known East- Side pio
neer during the electric storm Wed
nesday, at his farm near Sellwood, on
the Estacada electric railway.
Mr. Renfer was sitting In his tent
enjoying a quiet smoke. The tent is
near an apple tree, and the stove-pipe
Is connected with the tree by a wire.
Suddenly there came a blinding flash
of light in the tent.
It was all over so quick," said Mr.
Renfer. "that at first I did not real
ize what had happened,. But to say
that I was not scared V d not be
telling the truth. In fao. tnougm.
that It might be the end ot world.
On Investigation I found thax bolt
had struck the apple tree and v? ed
the wire to the stovepipe, and n.
rfnwn the Pipe to the stove into v 0
Vv nire was knocked out
mouth and flung into one corner but
....,. i,. av. I did not leei a biiui
outside of a peculiar sensation, which
lasted but a second.
Th. ltchtnina- cleaned oui my
pipe, anyway, but I would prefer doing
SPRING IMMERSES DOCTOR
Member or. Mrs. Hearst s Party at
Klamath Falls Gets "Ducking."
KLAMATH FALLS. Or.. Aug. 10.
(Special.) The memDers
Phoebe Hearst's party wl.o nave o-
spending the last lew w.
sightseeing at resorts
along Upper Klamath Lake, returned
here tonight. Mrs. "
mother of the publisher. William Ran
All are enthusiastic over mo
and say that they win cumo .s ----Summer
for a longer stay.
A visit to Crater LaKe was in.iuU
in the Itinerary.
The trip was slightly marrea loaay
when Dr. J. M. Flint, or New .tiaven.
Conn., lost his balance ana mmuicu
Into an Ice-cold spring near Harriman
r.orlee" Aside from a cold "ducking,"
however, the doctor was uninjured.
Included In the party are Mrs.
Phoebe Hearst, Mrs. Phoebe C. Rock
well. Mr. and Mrs. toward it. Liar,
Leslie D.' Clark, Edward H; Clark, J r,
Mlsa Helen Cfcirk. Miss ' Ethel Whit
man, Mrs. Adele Brooks and Kanaoipn
Apperson. all of San Francisco; Dr. and
Mrs. J. M. Flint. New Haven, Conn.;
Mrs. Clara B. Anthony, of Boston; Miss
Jennie Glover, of St. Louis, Mo, and
Arthur Holdsborough. Washington, D.
C. The party will leave tomorrow for
McCloud, Cal., where the Summer ome
of Mrs. Hearst Is located.
WOMEN TO GUARD WOMEN
Prussian Authorities to Try oveI
Experiment In Penology.
BERLIN, Aug. 10. (Special.) A
novel experiment In penology Is about
to be made by the Prussian authorities,
who have decided to open In Berlin a
women's prison exclusively managed
by women. Not only the guards -and
wardens, but superintendents and di
rectors of the various prison labor de
partments will be of the same sex as
There will be 36 women Inspectors
and several teachers will also be ap
pointed to Instruct the inmates in use
ful and remunerative occupations. . It
is a theory of the authorities that a
women's prison exclusively under fem
inine management would not only
avoid many administrative difficulties
arising under the old system, but
would bring about a more Intelligent
and systematic treatment of the pris
oners. The Institution will be opened
Secretary Will Attend
FRIENDSHIP IS TO BE SHOWN
Mission Regarded With High
Favor by Eastern Nation.
CRUISER TO TAKE PARTY
C'orean Missionaries Question' and
ing Concerning China Make
Visit Timely One.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 10. For the
first time In the history of the United
States, the Secretary of State was de
signated today as a special ambassador
to a foreign power.
President Taft assigned Secretary of
State Knox as special ambassador to
Japan to attend the funeral of the late
Emperor Mutsuhito on September 12,
with the statement that the mission
was given to the premier of the Cabi
net as evidence of the American friend
ship, for Japan.. When the Japanese
Ambassador to Washington heard of
the mission he asserted It would be tak
en by the Japanese as an act of the
greatest courtesy and one calculated
to make even warmer and more cordial
the existing relations between the two
Important Question Pending;.
At present the United States and
Japan are vitally interested In several
Important diplomatic questions, includ
ing the great International loan, soon
to be made to the new Chinese Re
public; the neutralization of the future
railway systems of Manchuria; the de
velopment of Manchuria and Mongolia,
With the aid of outside capital. The
treatment of American missionaries .In
Corea, the' use of the Panama Canal
by Japanese ships, and Japanese-Rus
sian leiatlons with China.
For somo time Secretary Knox, In
view of the flow progress . of
diplomatic procedure - has contem
plated a personal visit . to Japan!
as a means of reaching in a short time
a complete understanding with the
Japanese government. The assumption
of the office of Minister of Foreign Af
fairs by his friend. Baron Uchida, who
formerly was the Japanese Ambassa
dor to Washington, promised to facili
tate an easy exchange of honest views
regarding the policies of the two
Policies May Be Discussed.
Thus the Secretary, having concluded
his duties as funeral ambassador, may
find an opportunity to dfseuss these
questions of policy with the Japanese
Secretary Knox will be accompanied
on his mission by Mrs. Knox. As aides
he will have a Major-General of the
Army and Rear-Admiral of the Navy,
to be selected. Ranford S. Miller, chief
of the Far Eastern division of the State
Department, will accompany him as
secretary of embassy. The party will
leave next Thursday and will board the
armored cruiser Pennsylvania at Seat
tle for the trip across the Pacific. Sec
retary Knox expects to return early
in October. "
Aviator Beaumont Is Upset.
BOULOGNE, France. Aug. 10. De
spite the high wind which was blow
ing, Andre Beaumont made an . at
tempt today tj fly from Boulogne to
London in a hydroplane. The aviator
had not gone 100 yards when the hy
droplane turned turtle. A launch res
cued Beaumont, uninjured.
POLITICAL EVENTS OF
Occupants Recognize Rescuer and
Are Grateful, but Refuse to
. Tell Their Names.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10. President
Tuft Ma aide. Malor Thomas L. Rhoads.
and XV.'- C. Herron the President's
brother-in-law, took part last night in
the rescue at two , women In distress
in Rock Creek Park. A mile down a
shaded road through the park the Pres
ident's car flashed another big auto
mobile Just a few rods ahead. Its front
wheels and parts of the body were
hanging over the bank "15 feet above
Rock Creek -and seeming ready to
plunge down at any moment.
driver were looking at the machine.
but were apparently helpless, inetnree
of th Presidential car held
a hasty consultation and the President's
chauffeur was called upon to give
nort testimony. No one could solve
the problem for a few minutes, but Mr.
Tsrft-finally came to tne rescue.
"Turn the car around, Robinson,"i he
said the chauffeur. "Put out your
skid chain and we will haul them out."
cnMinon ohfvei orders and the Im
perilled machine was pulled back to
the roadway. Its occupants rerusea m
give their names, but they recognized
the President and thanked him heart
ily. , --
HILL SCORES "SLEEPERS"
President of Good Roads Association
Would Abolish Tourist Uppers.
,.rr,7nDn nr An. 10. (Special.)
Samuel Hill, president of the National
Good Roads Association, and son-in-law
of James J. Hill, the railroad magnate.
,i, .rlit .ipcner abolished. He
started to return from the meeting in
San Francisco by train, but tno oei
u ... a a tourist unoer. After
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one night on the road he abandoned
the train and had hts auiomomie
"t iiira to have a few railroad
in a tourist sleeper car
once," said Mr. Hill, as he passed
through Medford en route 10 u.u
.jo,. t think thev would abol
ish these inventions of torment and
squalor. With the howling babies and
the lunch baskets I decided -1 would
prefer my auto even though all the
roads are not precisely what they
should be.'' ' -
.- ttiu aM that' macadam .as a
..,.f. hai hi its rfv and should only
be used as a foundation. The new In
vention of Major Bowlby, tne gooo roaa
.mr. he said, would make some form
of asphalt the standard surface mate
HUSBAND'S JJABITS ANGER
Wife Would Leave 31a n Who Chews
Tobacco in Bed.
k-ixsAS CITY. Mo.. Aug. 10. Mrs.
Julia Gunton today filed suit for di
vorce against William Gunton. Here
m n. few of the unaesirapie mings
she alleges her husband does:
Chews tobacco in bed.
Refuses to go .to church.
Sleeps in his trousers.
"Butts in" when her daughter, Daisy,
TtanailD, of tVlASA AfBfA UllCOIlVetl.
. i i . ) r, nuntnn aam no hus.
LlUUClil HUB, ' VJ
band would be preferable to her spouse.
STORK LEAVES TRIPLETS
Vancouver House Blessed With Two
Boys and One Girl Baby.
VANCOUVER, "Wash., Aug. 10.
(Special.) Two lusty boys and one
healthy girl, a total of 20 pounds of
babies, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Rob
ert Slothern. near Fellda, this after
noon, and tonight mother and children
were doing exceptionally well.
Mrs. Slothern, who has been married
less than two years, is 25 years old.
The happy parents will have the babies
entered in the Clark County Fair baby
show this year. -
THE PAST WEEK ARE
Ghost of Many Defeats
' Jades Washington.
PARTY ORGANIZATION IS LAX
Strongest Leaders Shun Per
sonal Sacrifices in Fight.
FACTIONAL WOUNDS MINOR
Republicans Concede Chance to
Rivals but Winning Candidates
Are Shy Voters Expected to
"Turn Out," However.
BY M. M. MATTISON.
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 10. (Spe
cial.) Apparently Democratic politi
clans have become so thoroughly In
ured to the habit of being beaten dur
ing the long series of defeats extend
ing from 189S to 1910, with but a tiny
fracture in the otherwise perfect Re
publican score, that they cannot take
seriously what the leaders proclaim
that is, that the Bourbon prospects In
Washington are brighter than they
have been" at any time since 1S96.
Even Republican politicians admit
the chance of Democratic success, and
Democrats grow enthusiastic when
talking about It. But Bourbon enthu
siasm cools rapidly when the sugges
tion of running for office is made. -The
record against it running from the
meager 4000 by which "Dude" James
Hamilton Lewis was defeated in 1893
to the 75,000 majority by which Roose
velt carried the state over Parker
The party is not organized rnd the
men who would make logical candi
dates shy at the recollection of sacri
fices that others have made to keep
Personal Sacrifice Shunned.
Iuai is .me lea&uu wiij, ui Lituug it
there are a number of interesting state
-contests In sight, it was necessary to
ca!l the Democratic State Committee
together to fill out the state ticket-and
to summons Bourbon leaders to a seri
ous discussion of the situation In each
of the various counties of the state.
Roseate promises of victory are wll
llngly accepted so long as the question
of personal sacrifice does not enter.
Only one man, the late Governor John
R. Rogers, has been elected as a Demo
crat to a state office during t e last
16 years; that is, since the fusion vic
tory of 1896. He was re-elected Gov
ernor of the state in 1900 by a margn.
so close that even he was Impressed
by the change In the drift of politica
sentiment. As a result, Demorats fear
to go against the long line of prece
dent. It is undeniably true that a large
number . of former Democrats coming
to this state and desiring a voice In
government have affiliated with the
Republican party. There are numc
ous conspicuous examples of former
Democrats occupying important pui,.i.
posts, but they carry the Republican
label at present. It has become m -e
or less of a habit to become- a Repub
lican when crossing the Washington
State line, and the habit I - hard to
shake off this year.
Party Has Real Chance .Voir.
Unquestionably a large number of
these former Democrats have already
returned to their party this year.
There have been Democratic gains
from other sources and the party has
a real chance in the state right now.
It may be different in November, but
ConcltHler1 on Pag fi. )
GIVEN POLITE ATTENTION BY CARTOONIST REYNOLDS.
At Klamath Falls He Forgets Dig
nity and Reserve When He Smiles
Over Oregon Trout Catch.
KLAMATH FALLS, Or., Aug. 10.
(Special.) Guests of Harriman Lodge
on Upper Klamath Lake have added
"good sportsman" to the many other
titles now being shouldered by the Rev.
Charles F. Aked, a Baptist minister of
San Francisco, formerly famed as
Rockefeller's pastor in New York. Dr.
Aked, his wife and two maids are now
on the . Upper Lake enjoying a two
Sermons have been left at home by
Dr. Aked apparently, for since his ar
rival .at the lodge no one, who did not
know his calling, would suspect for a
minute that he was a member of the
cloth. Dr. Aked is a fisherman from
the word go, and landing good strings
of flsh hourly has changed him Into a
boy once again. Today he landed an
eight-pound trout with a five-ounce
reel, using a spoon. His joy was un
bounded. Dropping the reel he rushed
up the walk leading to the lodge carry
ing the fish. Hearing his cries his
wife came out to meet him.
See." he cried, "isn't it a beauty?"
Forgetting dignity and reserve he
hailed other fishermen and guests at
"My word." he cried, holding the fish
at arms length. "I have never seen
the like of it. I have fished in many
waters in many quarters of the globe,
but never until today have I landed
such a fine specimen as this. I tell
you," he added. "This Klamath Falls
country beats anything I ever visited
for good fishing."
Not content, he caught five other six
pounders and a couple of four-pounders
before the afternon was passed.
JUDGE 'SEES' MUTES TRIED
Tnble Etiqnette Basis for Silent
"Hearing" in Medford.
MEDFORD. Or., Aug. 10. (Special.)
What might be termed a seeing in
stead of a hearing was held in the
local Justice Court today when C. J.
Lidberg, a deaf mute, was tried for
attacking his sister-in-law, Mrs. Anna
milskv. who is also afflicted. The evi
dence was taken down in writing by
an expert In the sign language ana
after the defendant had acknowledged
the charge he proceeded to kiss the
aggrieved relative and joining his wife
the three left the room with their fin
gers flyl.ig In mutual love and har
mony. Lidberg declared that all would be
well If his sister-in-law would go some
where else to live, as he had only laid
l;is hands on her because she insisted
upon objecting to the way he ate at
table. According to neighbors recon
ciliations of this sort have often been
nfrnteii. hut the sister-in-law returned
and a silent but damaging conflict re
sulted. MIEN PAST 40 NOT WANTED
-ireetcleaning Department Wants
Younger Ones at Xlght.
When Alexander Donaldson, superin
tendent of the City . Street-Cleaning
Department, informed members of the
Civil Service Commission yesterday
that men over 40 years of ac;e are not
able to do night street-cleaning work,
the information was resented by mem
bers of the committee, all of whom are
well over 40.
"I don't like this Doctor Osier idea."
said A. P. Armstrong, a member of
the committee. "When I was 40 I
thought I could hold my own with
younger men, and I think I can now."
"Seems tunny to me that a man of
40 cannot do the heaviest of work," re
marked P. L. Willis, the most elderly
member of the committee. "A man is
in his prime at 40."
But the idea of Superintendent Don
aldson carried, and the clerk of the
commission was requested to give Mr.
Donaldson a list of names of younger
men on the eligible list to' fill vacan
cies in the department. '
Desertion's Effect On
WITNESSES' STORIES AGREE
Inquiry at Banks Gives Evi
dence of Graft Deposits.
"SYSTEM'S" DEMANDS HIGH
Information Gathered by Prosecu
tion - Shows Becker Collected
$15,000 Monthly, Keeping
Only $5000 Himself.
NEW YORK. Aug. 10. "Jack" Sulli
van, under arrest in connection with
the murder of Herman Rosenthal,
promised today that Monday he would
go to District Attorney Whitman's of
fice and tell all he knew about the
alleged connection of Poller Lieutenant
Becker with the murder. Sullivan made
this agreement with Assistant District
Unwilling to tell his full story until
he had seen Mr. Whitman, who Is out
of town over Sunday, Sullivan said to
Mr. Smith that he had seen Becker In
conversation with "Jack" Rose and
"Bridgie" Webber a few hours after
Stories Are Corroborated.
This corroborates the stories of other
witnesses indicating close relations be
tween Becker and the men Involved In
the murder plot. Sullivan denied, how
ever, knowing previously anything
about plans to do away with Rosenthal
and also, denies that he had driven
away in the gray automobile in whloli
the murderers escaped.
While on the streets shortly after the
killing he went from the Hotel Metro
pole to "Bridgie" Webber s gambling
house on Forty-sixth street. He saw
Becker and Rose conversing on the
sidewalk, he said. Later they were
Joined by "Bridgie" Webber and the
three held a low-toned con versatlonjn
which he was not permitted to Join.
Bank Depoalta Traced.
Sullivan makes the sixth of the nine
men tinder arrest for the murder who
have "squealed" and the effect of the
addition of another "recruit" upon Po
lice Lieutenant Becker, who still main
tains that lie has nothing to confess,
will be watched with interest by the
Efforts of representatives of District
Attorney Whitman to trace Becker's
bank deposits resulted today in finding
five more banks in which accounts
were recorded in the name cf Becker
and his wife, representing altogether
deposits of more than Jio.ftOO. All the
deposits were made. It is learned,
within the last eight months.
In one bank Becker was credited with
$13,000. It was also learned by the in
vestigators that two police inspectors
had made recent deposits totalling al
together T.00. Evidence of graft
taking against one of these inspectors
is in the hands of the District Attorney,
who will seek his Indictment when the
graft feature of the case is taken up
by the grand Jury.
System-' Gets Big Share.
Information charging that Beckir
turned over to "those higher up" more
of his alleged graft collections than he
kept himself was obtained today by
Assistant District Attorney Smith.
Becker s receipts according to this evl-
1 1 flrtrt a.
dence amounted io auuu,. , -
month, but of this 11,000 ni
"Jack" Rose. It was learned iuu..
r At va lPlT