The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, August 18, 1912, Image 1

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Jury Reaches Verdict
in 34 Minutes.
Jurors Embrace Lawyer, Judge
Congratulates Him.
Prosecutor Says He Will Insist on
Trial t'pon Indictment Involving
Bain, Which W ill Be - Set
Next Monday. x
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17. Clarence
Darrow was acquitted today of the
charge of bribery by a jury, which was
exactly 34 minutes considering: the
Notwithstanding the verdict in this
case, according: to District Attorney
Fredericks, Mr. Darrow's ordeal is not
over. Fredericks declared he would
Insist upon the trial of the lawyer on
a second indictment.
As he sat in a cafe a few blocks
from the scene of his trial and acquittal
this afternoon, surrounded by a few
intimate friends and finding more
relish in the perusal of scores of con
gratulatory telegrams than in hlJ
luncheon, Darrow apparently was un
concerned in the statement of the
prosecutor. .Although declining to dis
cuss the threatened second long ordeal,
he said he was too happy to feel alarm
at anything.
Congratulatory Telegrams Pour la.
Mr. Darrow was showered with tele
grams from all parts of the country,
which began pouring in within an
hour after the verdict was given to the
world. They came from labor or
ganizations, leaders of organized labor,
intimate friends and many whom he
does not know. Most of them came
from Chicago, his home and the scene
of most of his professional activities
for a quarter of a century.
The courtroom scene which followed
the reading of the verdict. Just 34
minutes after the Jury had retired, this
morning was one that had no parallel
in the court annals of this city. Jurors
whose phlegmatic countenances had
given no hint of their feelings through
out the three months and more which
elapsed since the trial began, em
braced the man they had tried and with
tears running down their cheeks de
clared it was the happiest day of thei."
. Jurors Stay for Reception.
Court officials, including Judge Hut
ton and the half dozen bailiffs joined
in the congratulations and Mrs. Dar
row, to whom the trial was a con
tinuous nervous strain, stood speech
lessly happy with one hand In her
husband's, and with the other wring
ing those of the jurors.
For two hours the courtroom scene
virtually was unchanged except for
the grouping about the erstwhile de
fendant and his wife. A half dozen
cf the jurors, forgetting their long
weeks away from home, remained
throughout to participate In the im
promptu reception.
Stopped at every step by pedestrians
who wanted to shake hands with him,
Darrow required nearly half an hour
to make his way two blocks to the
cafe where he and a small group of
friends went for luncheon.
Darrow's Attorneys Incredulous.
Darrow's attorneys expressed in
credulity when informed that there
-would be a trial on the Bain lndlet
nent They pointed out that all of the
evidence in the Bain case had beer
submitted in the trial just ended.
"The jury verdict was unanimous
(Concluded on Pace S.)
Physician to Widow and Little John
Jacob Astor VI to Be in Attend
ance for Six Weeks.
NEW YORK. Aug. 17. (Special.)
John Jacob Astor VI. is one or me
most expensive babies ever brought
Into the world. Gossip in the medical
irnrid l that Ttr. Edwin Bradford wa
gin, to whom credit Is due for the safe
advent of this baby. Is receiving 1100"
tnr ch dav he Is in attendance on
Mrs. Madeline Force Astor and her
vnunff son.
Tr. Craa-in left his country place at
Colchester, Conn., and took up his resi
rienee At the Astor mansion August 4.
John Jacob Astor VI arrived August 14.
It is expected that Dr. Cragln will re
main a member of the Astor housenoia
until early- In September, for Mrs. As
tor Is mc slrous that her son shall
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hearty caree.".. -d that she herself
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whom she says she exj. -0 to devote
her life.
Pr.rln tti a v he In rr iRt An t at-
tenrinnfe sir wfplcx. At the rate Of
$1000 a day'hts fee would total between
$40,000 and $45,000.
"Women's Auxiliary to Party" at
Spokane Meets Death.
SPOKANE, Wash.. Aug. 1". (Spe
cial.) The "women's auxiliary to the
Bull Moose party" was officially killed
at a meeting at Progressive headquar
ters Friday night, and Mrs. A. P. Fas
sett, who had been chosen temporary
president of the new order, thereby lost
her office.
Although the women were careful to
bring no personalities into the debate,
the fight generally was regarded as
one engineered by the element favora
ble to Mrs. Phoebe Cox against Mrs.
Fassett, who had gained the controll
ing positron In the new organization.
In future there will be no separate
women's organization. The Progres
sives of the fair sex will work with
the masculine members of the Roose
velt Republican League.
The women met Friday night for the
purpose of perfecting their organiza
tion, but Mrs. Cox explained to them
that since they had the suffrage, the
feminine "Moose should herd with the
Bull Moose In the central organization
Instead of by themselves. A motion
was made to make the temporary or
ganization of the "women's auxiliary
to the Bull Moose party" permanent,
but It lost.
Dr. C. Annette Buckcl, Known as
"The Little Major" Nationally.
OAKLAND. Cal., Aug. 17. Dr. C. An
nette Buckel. famous nationally as the
"little major" of the Union Army be
cause of her services during the Civil
War, died today at her home In Pied
mont. Dr. Buckel was born in Warsaw,
N. Y., August 25, 1833, and was
graduated from the Woman's Medical
College of Pennsylvania. At the out
break of the Civil War she volunteered
for hospital service in the Union Army
and accompanied the trdops through
some of the fiercest battles.
Vancouvcr.Included In Itinerary,
May Be Made Brigade Post.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 17. Secretary
stimsnn will visit Vancouver Barracks
with a view to deciding if it shall be
made a brigade post.
At the conclusion of this session of
-nno-ro the head of the War Depart
ment purposes making a trip of Inspec
tion whlcn win mcwae jiruijr
Wyoming. Idaho, Utah and Montana.
Th a nhioot nf this- lnsDectlon Is to
pass Intelligently upon the abandon
ment of posts, me recommenumiuu i
which has been made on second-hand
County Ticket Optional
in Washington.
State Convention Given Power
Regardless of Primary.
East Side Satisfied It Can Xame Suc
cessful Progressive Candidates.
Seattle Gets September
1 0 Gathering.
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 17. (Special.)
After sparring all the afternoon and
three times reversing themselves, mem.
bers of the Progressive party campaign
ommrttee .tonight compromised witn
h Cnninna delegation, decided to
make it-optional with each county or
ganization whether or not local ticKeis
are to be named; granted authority to
the state convention, which will be
called to meet In Seattle September 10,
to seat county delegations Irrespective
of whether or not preferential pri
maries are held, but still adhered to
nitinni that aTDreferentlal pri
mary vote should be binding upon the
delegates from the voting unit.
The preferential primary situation
oii that ! sulA about it Is rather
difficult for readers of the convention
call to understand. Theoretically a
primary vote Is to control me sime
convention in all matters to come be
fore it, but as O. C. Moore and A. W.
Davis of the Spokane delegation pointed
., -fte it was all over, the state
committee recognized the authority of
the convention to do as its own sweei
will dictated. It may determine when
returns are in whether or not a sum
n,,mh.r of counties have held
primaries and whether or not the result
represents the popular sentiment.
East Side Satisfied..
In all probability the Spokane men
who led a fight against the primary
say the convention will not attempt
to upset any popular result in the ad
visory voting called, for on September
19 but Moore and Davis are going
home determined to advise progressives
to withdraw from the Republican pri
maries and enter a progressive fight.
They insisted when the committee
fight ended tonight that it had been
made possible for Eastern Washington
counties to name a successful pro
gressive ticket from top to bottom.
But both pointed out the fact that if
any east side counties desired to name
its own local ticket and support a
Progressive party state ticket, the way
has been left open to do so.
Now that It Is all over, neither Mdore
nor Davis desires to offer criticism,
but half an hour before the final de
cision both agreed that they would
have won the fight against a primary
for state officers and a compulsory
county ticket had the King County
proxy holders obeyed instructions from
their committeemen.
There were ten counties represented
in today's meeting by committeemen
and 16 others who were present by
proxy. Eight Seattle men held East
side proxies and after the first skir
mlsh the Seattle proxy holders began
voting against the sentiment of the
committeemen they represented. Thte
circumstance really is responsible for
the decision in favor of a state-wide
preferential primary, which Spokane
leaders insisted was impracticable and
which many West Side county repre
sentatives held would degenerate into
a soapbox affair.
The East Side men were aided in
their fight by Tom Crawford, of Cen
tralia, and W. R. Moultry, a former
(Concluded on Page 2.)
George Washington Quoted as Em
' phatically Stating His Aversion
for Senate Chamber.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17. George
Washington actually swore. It must
be true because Senator Lodge told the
Senate so today and produced the docu
ments to prove it.
Senator Lodge was discussing a prop
osition by Senator Newlands to send
a committee to the President to con
fer on the tariff. Precedents had been
"Yes," Senator Lodge said, "Presl
dent Washington once did visit the
Senate and confer about a pending In
dlan treaty. ' But the discussion on the
floor was hardly satisfactory to him.
John Qulncy Adams in his diary says:
" 'As the President left the Senate
chambers he said: "I'll be damned. If
I'll ever go there again," and he never
did.'" ,
Senator Lodge produced Adams' diary
to prove the Incident.
8160,000,000 Appropriation Ap
proved Payment Begins.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17. President
Taft's first official act today was to
sign the $160,000,000 pension appropri
ation bill. .
The Pension Office was immediately
notified and telegraph orders were sent
to the 18 outlying agencies to start
payment at once of the money so long
held up by the delay in Congress. Each
pensioner In the United States will be
paid by Tuesday at the latest.
Paymaster-General Smith of the Army
today authorized payment to enlisted
men of the regular Army for the month
of July, leaving the June pay to be
distributed later. The officers already
have received their pay for June. The
pay of the regulars has been held up
In the general deficiency bill.
British Lawmaker Thinks Gunmak
ers Financed Agitation.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Aug. 17. "The
inflated fears and the absurd theories
regarding the Anglo-German war scare
have no foundation except n the Imag.
lnation of a lot of jingo jackasses."
The above was the characteristic and
picturesque description of .-.Joseph
Martin, member of parliament- for
East St. Pancras, London, and former
Premier of British Columbia, when
asked for his views on the question
which Is at present engaging the
serious attention of .British and Cana
dian statesmen. Mr. Martin was in
clined to subscribe to the theory of
Henri Bourassa that the present war
scare was organized and financed by
the Vickers of England and Krupps of
Germany. -
Senate Expected to Restore Appro
priation Left Out by House.
ington, Aug. 17. The House today, in
passing the legislative bill in lieu of
the bill vetoed by the President, made
no provision for maintaining assay of
fices during the present year at Boise,
Helena. Salt Lake City, Deadwood and
Charlotte, N. C, or mints at New Or
leans and Carson City.
It is believed the Senate appropria
tions committee will restore the appro
priations to jcontinue operating these
assay offices and mints and that the
Senate will adopt them.
Steamer Newport Damaged When
Old Dock at Balboa Collapses. -
pan-ama Auet. 17. A portion of the
old French pier of Balboa, about 160
-.rr-Aa in lensrth. collaosed early today
and two heavy electric cranes fell on
the Pacific Mail Steamship company s
steamer Newport, causing If to sink.
No lives were lost.
The nteamer NewDort. which 'left
San Francisco on July 31 for Balboa,
was of Zi3f gross tonnage ana was
built in 1880. -
West to Lead Invasion
If He Is Disobeyed.
Accused Officials Variously
Quoted as to Intentions. -
State Executive Discovers Section of
Code Which Gives Him Full
Power'" to Act Mayor Jones -Refuses
to Leave Position.
REDMOND. Or., Aug-. 17. (Spe
cial.) Mayor Jones refuses to re
sign from his office as Mayor of the
, City of Redmond upon the demand
of Governor Oswald West this after
noon. On being asked what he would
do, the Mayor replied, "I am not go
ing to do anything."
SALEM. Or., Aug. 17. (Special.)
Governor West and Adjutant-General
Finzer, at the head of a squad of the
Oregon National Guard, will invade
Redmond early next week and the ex
ecutive will declare that town under
martial law unless Mayor Jones and
the City Marshal submit their resig
nations immediately.
This was the declaration made by
Governor West today and along with
the declaration he sent notice to Ad-
lutant-General Finzer to be in readi
ness next Monday with a selected
squad of men to leave for Crook
The. executive received word today
that Mayor Jones has been convicted
of gambling and that five others have
aihHh o-iiiltv. Immediately upon re
ceipt of this news the Governor tele
graphed to Redmond, to Jones and to
the City Marshal, demanding their im
mediate resignations.
The Governor late tonight receivea
telecram from the Mayor that a
mass meeting of Redmond citizens
would be held, and he would telegraph
at the close of the conference his ac
tion on the Governor's order.
Governor May Take Personal Charge.
Sunday the Governor intends to De in
ood River and will go over the work
,n the Shellrock road. If he finds
that Jones and the Marshal have not
resigned by Monday he intends to ac
company the militia in person from
Portland and wili take charge of the
conditions of affairs at Redmond.
In response to statements made by
Balfour that the "Sheriff has found
the grand jury would fail to return in
dictments against disorderly houses.
d others of a similar nature," the
e-renntlve declared that the Sheriff
needs no grand jury Indictments to do
his duty In this respect, that the law
Is ample enough to give him author
ity to make raids and that the Sheriff
should have gone ahead on Bis own
Initiative if the grand jury was not
with him,
Too Many Would Blame Others.
"Too many of these officers are en
deavoring to shoulder the blame off
onto somebody else," he declared.
"Like 'Bob' Stevens, of Multnomah
County, who wanted to come to the
next Legislature and ask for the pass
age of a lot of laws to put the road
houses out of business. He has enough
laws to nut them out of business and
sheriff Ptnlfniir has enousii laws to
put disorderly houses out of business
(Concluded on Page 7.)
Newspaperman Thinks Man Is on .
Ship Disguised as Woman but
Mist Prevents View.
DULUTH, Aug. 17. If "Gip the
Blood,", and "Lefty Louie," the former
dressed as a woman, were aboard the
steamer Tlonesta when she docked
here this morning, the alleged gunmen
Implicated In the shooting of Herman
Rosenthal were not molested by the
police. Only one man was present In
the rain and fog to "discover" them.
He was a newspaper man.
The correspondent's line of reason
ing appeared perfect. If "Gip the
Blood," dressed as a female, followed
the usual tactics of ladles on rainy
days, he would lift his skirts through
the drippy dock approach. If he did
not he would betray himself by not
doing so. The correspondent's cue was
to look for big feet under a skirt.
The steamer grated into her berth
and the passengers started picking
their way over the slippery dock, the
ladies most beautifully carrying out
the correspondent's theory.
But Just then one of old Lake Su
perior's fogs . settled upon the scene
and all feet looked alike. The corre
spondent returned to his office and
hung his wet coat on a cold radiator.
Easterner Catches Fish With Feet
and Hands in Rogue River.
MEDFORD, Or., Aug. 17. (Special.)
S. H. Moorehead, president of the
Buffalo Savings Bank of Buffalo, N. Y.,
visiting friends In this city, has made
what he believes Is a world's record
when he landed a 12-pound salmon from
Rogue River yesterday with his hands
and feet. '
Mr. Moorehead was casting for
steelhead in midstream when he saw
a large salmon just beneath the sur
face of the water. He jumped astride
the fish, and .holding him with his
feet thrust his fingers in his gills and
after a hard struggle flung him high
and dry on the bank.
More Than 200 Descendants of Hol
land Colonists at Meeting.
DANVILLE. Ky Aug. 17. The sec
ond National biennial reunion of the
Vandivler family Is being held in Gra
ham Springs, near this city, and is be
ing attended Dy more than 200 de
scendants of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Van
divler. There were 65 present from
Franklin County. Indiana, which was
the largest number from any one
Peter Vandivler and his wife came
to America from Holland In the early
colonial days. Their graves are being
decorated at Graham Springs, where
the reunion is being held.
Number In Yellowstone Park Re
ported flreatest in Years.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 17. Lieutenant-Colonel
Brett, commanding Yellow
stone National Park, has reported to
Secretary of the Interior Fisher that
his men have seen more buffalo In the
wild herd In the park recently than
for ten years. They counted 48 buf
falo, he said, all of which appeared to
be in fine condition. The tame herd
which Is kept In an enclosure In the
park, said Colonel Brett, now numbers
Nearly one-half the buffaloes In the
United States are In the Yellowstone
Canadian Mayor to Wear Robe and
Chain for Duke of Connau&lit.
VANCOUVER, b"C-, Aug. 17. It Is
more than likely that on the occasion
of the forthcoming visit of the Duke of
Connaught, Mayor Findlay will adopt
a handsome robe and. gold chain of
elaborate design as an insignia of his
It is believed this will be the rirst
time In the history of Canada that the
ancient formal dress has been worn by
Dr. J. F. Calbreath May
Succeed Dr. Hall.
Governor Regrets "Sore" Re
vealed by Resignation, j
'I Am Unwilling to Be Connected
With Failure, if I Can Avoid It,"
Asserts Man Who Quits j
Pendleton Institution. j
SALEM, Or., Aug. 17. (Special.)
The veil of secrecy which the State)
Board has thrown about the letter o
resignation from Dr. M. K. Hall, of
Pendleton, as superintendent of the)
eastern Oregon State Hospital, was)
raised by the Board today and the conw
tents of the letter were made public
Regardless of a statement of many;
months ago that the light of publicity
would shine brightly on all of their
deeds, whether good or bad, the Board
saw fit to conceal the contents of the)
letter and in some cases even to deny
Its receipt at the state capltol, although,
the letter was written under date o
August 14.
Governor West explains this by say
lng that he wished to keep the contents
of the letter secret, return It to Its)
author and thus destroy evidence oi
its existence.
Old Controvemy Not Wanted.
"I did not want the old controversy
over the Eastern Oregon asylum)
brought up again," was his statement
in giving his explanation.
Dr. J. F. Calbreath, who, on Thurs-i
day night at a star chamber session
of the State Board, was appointed to
succeed Dr. Hall, telephoned to State)
Treasurer Kay tonight that he prob
ably will accept the appointment but
will be unable to give a definite answer
for a few days. Dr. Calbreath was
formerly superintendent of the asylum
here. Just prior to Superintendent
Steiners Incumbency.
Dr. Hall, in his letter of resigns
tion, bitterly scores the location at
the new institution and declares among
other things that the water is bad and
that the conditions are such as to re
quire a much larger outlay for main-
tenance at the new hospital than at
the Salem institution.
"I am unwilling to be connected wittf
a failure," Is one of the startling dec
larations which he makes in the light
of prophecy as to the future of the in
stitution which has had troublous times)
practically since its inception.
Bonerman Governor Then.
The institution was created under a)
bill passed by a vote of the people la
1910. Jay Bowerman was acting Gov
ernor at the time. Bowerman selected
the site of the institution and It wa
responsible for one of the biggest leg
islative fights ever seen in the halls of
An Investigation of the site was made)
by physicians headed by Dr. Harry
Lane and another by a legislative)
committee. The physicians' committee,
condemned the site while the legisla
tive committee approved It. As a result
the Board went ahead and started con
struction work on the building.
Already $544,000 has been expended on
and about the buildings and grounds.
In his letter tendering his resigna
tion and scoring the site as well as the)
arrangement of superintendent's quar
ters Dr. Hall says:
"To the best of my ability, I have)
gone over the history of the establish
ment of this institution by its promo
ters, through the Instrumentality of thai
(Concluded on Pace 2.)