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CANAL BILL PASSED
CLUBHOUSE FIRE IS
otiii uao Uni x jura.
SENT TO TAFT
SCHL0SS BROS. CL0
LAID TO RICH
House Agrees to Conference
Report and Rule Checks
Steward Who Knows Secret Is
Gone Officers Think He
(ACTOR AND WIFE WHO SATS, ON RETUEN FROM PARIS, THAT
ACT CAUSED BY JEALOUSY
"Wife of Millionaire Had Visited
Montecito Clubhouse in Company
of Another Member, Arous
ing Husband's Ire.
SANTA BARBARA, Aug. 17. (Spe
elal) Whether a millionaire member
of the Santa Barbara Country Club,
whose beautiful clubhouse in Montecito
wis destroyed by Are several weeks
ago had anything to do with its burn
lngr. Is a question which officers work
ing on the case believe will be answered
when Walter Kitchener, assistant
steward of the ciub, is found. They
say Kitchener, who has not been seen
since last Thursday night, knows the
secret and every effort is being made
to aiDrehend him.
When the clubhouse was reduced to
ashes on the night of June 18 last,
rumors were started that the Are was
caused by a jealous husband, whose
wife had been frequenting the place
in company of another member of the
Assistant Steward Sought.
Burns detectives and the local offi
cers have been working diligently on
the case and it is said that they are
unanimous in the belief that the as
sistant steward knows who did the
work. The fact that he mysteriously
disappeared from the City gives color
to the theory. Kitchener naa ciosea
the clubhouse on the night of the fire
and started for his quarters, when, ac
cording to his story to the police he
heard a noise on the second floor and
going to investigate it ran into an
unknown man. They had a light in
which Kitchener was shot twice in the
shoulder. Kitchener said that the in
truder ran away after firing the shots
and at about the same time a blaze
broke out in a closet upstairs.
Man Abducted, One Theory.
The building was destroyed at a loss
of J65.000, with little insurance. Ac
cepting Kitchener's version aa correct,
the officers have been trying to And
the man who did the shooting and
during the past two weeks it is said
have been close on his trial.
It is said that when the guilty man,
who is declared to be one of the
wealthiest members of Montecito ex
clusive set. learned what the detec
tives had unearthed he decided to get
rid of Kitchener and abducted him.
The case created the deepest interest
In the circles of the rich, the mem
bers of the club being wealthy citizens
of Montecito. Santa Barbara. SaU Fran
cisco and other California cities.
SECRECY VEIJL IS LIFTED
(Continued From Flrt Page.)
State Legislature, the choice of Its
location, etc, as well as having formed
an estimate of Its future history.
"In my opinion, the establishment ol
this institution, especially at its pres
ent location, with only infected water
available, etc.. was a huge mistake. I
predict that it will be a failure either
from the standpoint of economy or of
efficiency, when compared with the
magnificent Institution at Salem, espe
cially as the latter is now conducted.
I mean that it will be impossible to
maintain the Eastern Oregon institu
tion at a cost per capita of less than
one and one-half times as much as
the cost of maintenance at the Salem
institution. Under present conditions,
it will also be impossible to maintain
as high a standard of health among
the patients at Pendleton as it is at
"I am unwilling to be connected with
a. failure, if I can avoid it. Another,
and a more personal reason, is that
the quarters destined to harbor the
the families of the superintendent and
members of the staff at the Pendleton
Hospital are not at all fitted for the
occupancy of families having children.
"Living in a little bunch of bedrooms.
In close proximity to 300 or 400 of the
unfortunates. Is not such environment
as is suited to families of children
who have been accustomed to green
grass and plenty of it, and an un
limited opportunity to drink pure water
and not that which, at its best, must
contain boiled germs.
"In my opinion, a third and greater
reason is that a man experienced in
organization of institutional work
should be chosen, if he is available.
"My sincere hope is that the delay
caused by my investigations will not
result detrimentally to the Institution,
nor in personal inconvenience to any
member of the Board.
"I wish to take this opportunity
again to extend to each of you my
sincere thanks for the confidence you
have displayed in me."
PKNDLETON' FILES PROTEST
Charges Made by Dr. Hall Declared
PENDLETON. Or., Aug. 17. (Spe
cial.) The Pendleton Commercial Club,
citizens of Pendleton and Umatilla
County generally, take issue with the
statement of Dr. M. K. Hall, of La
Grande, that the new Eastern Oregon
Hospital is unfit for the purposes for
which it was chosen and that the asy
lum cannot be operated except at great
expense to the state, and that the wa
ter supply is "extremely bad."
President Robinson, of the Commer
cial Club. In an interview today, was
emphatic in saying there was absolute
ly no excuse or reason for Dr. Hall giv
ing Pendleton a "slap" on the asylum
core and that each and all of the com
plaints lodged by Hall were without
foundation. Work is being pushed as
fast as possible on a new 200,000 wa
ter system for the town, bonds for If e
name having been voted on some
months ago, and when completed
Pendleton will boast of as tine water
as can be obtained In any section of
the Northwest. The present water sys
tem, though not as good as the new
system under course of construction,
has supplied Inhabitants here for many
years, and careful analysis has shown it
to be free from typhoid or other dan
The fertility of the soil at the asylum
lte Is excellent, the means of trans
portation all that could be desired, and
freight charges will be much less than
at other points In Eastern Oregon
where the institution might have been
Pendleton is and has always been
proud and enthusiastic over the estab
lishment of the state hospital at this
point, but on the other hand feels that
all things considered the state has
very reason to be equally glad of its
Congressman J. M. C. Smith, of Michigan,
a member of the Lower House, was a brick
layer before he became interested in poll
' 'f- ;, , - ill
COUPLE WILL PARI
Flora . Zabelle and Raymond
Hitchcock Cannot Agree.,
WIFE IS LOOKING FOR JOB
Actress on Return From France De
clares She and Husband Are
Financially and Artistic
NEW YORK, Aug. 17. (Special.)
Flora Mangasarlan Hitchcock, known
as Flora Zabelle on the stage, an
nounced today on her. arrival from
France on the new French liner Franoe
that she and Raymond Hitchcock, the
comedian, had reached a parting of
the ways. Ever since the departure or
Flora Zabelle, her sister, her father,
M. M. Mangasarlan, of Chicago, and
Cousin Charlie," six years ago, when
Mr. Hitchcock was a central figure of
an exciting scene on the pier, there
have been reports In which the Hitch
cocks figured prominently.
Mr. Hitchcock and l have utsagreea
financially and artistically," said the
actress. "I am here to look for a Job.
I cannot say whether papers for di
vorce will be filed in the near future.
No, I cannot say if they will be filed In
Chicago, my home."
Mrs. Hitchcock also verfied the ru
mor that she had signed away her in
terest in their Long Island home.
NEW LANGUAGES FORM
ENGLISH ETYMOLOGISTS SEE
Expert Says Nation Should Take to
Control Tongne in Oversea Do
minions at Once.
LONDON. Aug. 17. (Special.) New
and distinct languages are stated by
etymologists to be in the course of
formation among the oversea domin
ions. At the congress of Imperial
Teachers, Professor Stanley Kidd, of
South Africa, has Just pleaded strongly
for some method of rehabilitating the
English tongue throughout the Empire.
"Language can be controlled," said
an expert in English etymology, "and
I agree with Professor Kidd that the
time has come for some control to be
applied to the Imperial language. There
is no doubt that there would be no
different National languages in Eu
rope now if the Roman Empire had
managed to retain its power through
the middle ages, and if it had insist
ed on keeping the linguistic unity
which existed in Europe in the first
four centuries A. D. Probably, even
about 700 A. D., there were not more
audible distinctions between the vari
ous sections of the Empire than there
are today between the oversea domin
ions and the mother country.
"A far-sighted policy may easily pre
vent the exaggeration of these present
differences into languages unintelli
gible to Englishmen. Language is em
phatically not a National growth, and I
think unity in language is a benefit
which anyone can recognize. It will,
of course, take centuries for absolute
diversity between the speech of the va
rious oversea dominions and the mother
country to arise, but the problem must
not be neglected, xor an that.
"English pronunciation alters by de
grees, but not half so fast at the pres
ent day as it once did. On the other
hand, the pronunciation employed by
citizens of the oversea dominions is al
tering very quickly. The differences
are still chiefly those of accent, though
new phrases and new periphrases that
Englishmen can hardly understand are
constantly arising. Personally, I do
not believe that we ought to try to
eradicate slight variations of tone. Col
loquial talk in the oversea dominions,
too. might well be allowed to become
unintelligible to Englishmen without
much disadvantage, since it is impossi
ble to control language absolutely and
through every grade of an imperial so
ciety. "What, however, is needed is that
higher education should be carried out
in the mother country ana in me over
sea dominions in such a way that the
same standard of pronunciation Is pre
served by the educated classes of every
part of the empire."
COMPROMISE ENDS BREACH
(Continued From First Page.)
State Senator from Bellingham. Moul
tray wont home before the first vote
was taken, and J. T. C. Kellogg, of
Seattle, with whom he left his proxy,
voted once with Spokane . and then
The uncertainties of the afternoon
and evening conference! are illustrated
by one explanation. Once the commit
tee voted unanimously in favor of giv-
Above, Mrs. Flora Mangasarlan Hitch
cock) Below, Raymond Hitchcock
ing county organization the right to
call conventions or stay within their
old parties. They voted 12 to 9 also to
do away with the primary idea, and
then, on the heels of this vote, turned
down the call for a convention by a
vote of IS to 9.
""A moment later, when the subject
was reopened, only five votes were
mustered in favor of giving county or
ganization discretionary powers regard
ing filling local tickets. The wildest
guess on fluctuation of sentiment could
not go beyond the possibilities of three
rollcalls that followed. It was all
straightened out later by the appoint
ment of a committee of six, which gave
equal representation to all factions,
and which finally brought in a unani
mous report which was adopted.
Executive Committee Named.
The meeting was a gathering of the
committeemen named at the Roosevelt
committee meeting at Aberdeen May
IS. It resulted in the issuance of a
call for a Progressive party convention,
which will be held September 10 to
ratify, if deemed advisable at the time,
a primary vote to be held September 7
for state offices.
County conventions may be called un
der similar restrictions if deemed ad
visable by county committees. An ex
ecutive committee that includes E. C.
Snyder, K. C Beaton and W. T. Beeks,
of Seattle; W. D. Askren, of Tacoma:
Lloyd E. Candy, of Spokane: S. N. Hunt,
of North Yakima, and E. E. Faville, of
Spokane, will have charge or the de
tails. After the meeting. A. S. Corey, of
Chehalis, was announced as a candi
date for State Treasurer and W. H.
Ford, Mayor of Arlington, developed
into a candidate for Secretary of State,
both running on a Progressive ticket.
All Progressive candidates attending
the conference made speeches for them
selves. Dixon Telegram Received.
A telegram from campaign manager
Joseph Dixon announced that Colonel
Theodora Roosevelt would begin his
Western tour at St, Louis September 3.
would speak in Spokane September 9
and would be in Seattle between 9
A. M. and 3:45 P. M. September 10.
leaving then for Tacoma and departing
from Tacoma for Portland at 1:40 A. M.
As the tall, issued by the committee
today, did not set the convention
hours, the committeemen agreed that
the state meeting probably would have
to be callod to order in Seattle about
10 A. M,. to permit Colonel Roosevelt to
address the delegates.
Both Yakima and Tacoma yielded to
Seattle in the fight for the convention.
TENURE BILL GOES OVER
Senate Fails to Act on Limitation of
WASHINGTON. Aug. 17. The consti
tutional amendment proposed by Sena
tor Works limiting the tenure of office
of the President to a six-year term was
sidetracked today until Monday. The
Senate spent the greater part of the
day over the conference report on the
Senators grew tired of the session
and several times points of no quorum
brought the weary lawmakers from
cloakrooms and offices. At times a
mere handful of members were on the
Finally the discussion became in
volved, and, despairing of final action
today, the Senate adjourned until Mon
day, when Senator Cummins, in charge
of the six-year term resolution, will
press for action.
INSURANCE MAN UNINSURED
General Agent of Big Company
Leaves Only $500 to Widow.
NEW YORK. Aug. 17. After spend
ing a lifetime writing millions of In
surance policies, Archibald C. Haynes
died without any insurance on his own
life. In his will Just filed here he left
only a $500 estate, which goes to his
widow. Haynes was at one time one
of the best-known insurance men in
the county. He was general agent of
Sidna Edward Gets 1 5 Tears.
WYTHEVELLE, Va, Aug. 17. Sidna
Edwards, one of the Hillsville Court
house assassins, pleaded guilty today
to second-degree murder and was sen
tenced to 15 years in the penitentiary.
PRESIDENT IS IN DOUBT
Sims of Tennessee Declares ExclU"
sion of Trust-Owned Vessels Is
Worth All Labor Taken in
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17. The Pan
ama Canal bill, as agreed upon by con
ferees of the Senate and House, was
passed by the House again tonight by
a viva voce vote. As passed, the bill,
which provides for the Government ad
ministration of the canal, contains pro
visions for the passage of American
coastwise vessels through the canal
free of tolls and the admittance of
shipbuilding materials to the Canal
Zone free of duty.
The bill already has passed the Sen
ate, and It now goes to the President
for his signature.
Special Rule Checks Opposition.
A special rule prohibiting points of
order against the measure prevented
Representatives Moore and Olmsted, of
Pennsylvania, Republicans, from re
newing their attack on the .provision
for the free admission of ship mate
rials. As a result, there was little op
position. Mr. Moore was taken severely to task
by Representative Alexander, chairman
of the merchant marine committee, for
his allegations that the free admission
clause would ' injure American ship
yards and work a hardship on Amer
Free Material Viewed as Benefit.
Mr. Alexander held that with free
material shipping would be greatly
benefited and that such a provision
would in no sense affect the labor sit
uation in American yards. He defended
the admission of foreign-built ships to
American registry on the ground that
American shipyards were not building
vessels for the foreign trade.
The exclusion of railroad or trust
owned ships from using the canal. In
thA onlnion of Representative Sims, of
Tennessee, Democrat, was worth all
the lahor and time taken to mold the
bill. He felt, he said, that a long step
forward had been taken in me solu
tion of the trust problem.
President Is Undecided.
Th, TrBMnt has not decided wheth
er he will approve the Panama Canal
bill as agreed to by the Senate and
House conferees. The President told
friends today that the free tolls pro
vision of the bill might prove a serious
embarrassment to the United States
and that he was not sure he could sign
the bill in that shape.
Tui-r Tatt favors an amendment whicn
in effect would permit other nations to
test the free tons provision Dy sujis
in United States Courts. He was told by
Senator Simmons today that it probably
was too late to attach such an amend
ment to the bill. The House rules com
mittee made a special rule today which
nrnhthitfi thA raisinc? of anv point of
order against the measure. The oil!
will be considered ana prooaDiy passea
by the House before adjournment to-,
Aav This drastic action was taken be
cause of the opposition of last night.
when Representatives uimsteao. and
Moore of Pennsylvania contended that
MnforoH hud ffonA bevond their
jurisdiction in accepting several Senate
TWO BATTLESHIPS LOST
HOUSE VOTES DOWN PlrAX OF
FERED BY FOSS.
Eight Democrats Bolt Caucus and 1 7
Republicans Vote With
WASHINGTON. Aug. 17. The House
voted dcrwn today, 150 to 79, a proposal
by Representative Foss, of Illinois, Re
publican, for two battleships in the
Hinnr naval a nnmnrin tinn hill.
The bill was sent back to conference,
with tacit instructions mat me oen
ate's compromise of one battleship be
Eight Democrats bolted their party
caucus piease ior one Dauiwoip, uuu
17 Republicans voted with the Demo
crats against the amendment of Rep
resentative Foss. The bolting Demo
crats were Representatives Murray and
Curley, Massachusetts; Hammill and
Kinkead, New Jersey; Lee, Pennsyl
vania; Mayer, New Tork; O'Shaugh
nessy, Rhode Island, and Reilly, Con
necticut. The Republicans who opposed the
two battleship programme were Rey
resentatives Anthony. Campbell, Jack
son and Young, of Kansas; Bartholdt.
Missouri; Davis, Llndberg and Steen
erson, Minnesota; Helgeson, North Da
kota: McKlnley, Illinois; Mondell, Wy
oming; Norris, Nebraska; Parran,
Maryland; J. M. C Smith and Wede
meyer, Michigan; Switzer and Willis,
Representative Kinkead, who refused
t) abide by the Democratic caucus,
"I propose to vote as an American;
I believe that patriotism is higher
than party loyalty."
Representative Farrer, of Pennsyl
vania, Republican, urged members, ir
respective of party, to support the
amendment and ex-Speaker Cannon
called on the Democrats not to make
a political question out of the situa
tion, but vote their convictions.
ALASKA RULEJILL PASSES
Senate - Agrees to Two Legislative
Bodies for Territory.
WASHINGTON,' "Aug. 17. The Alaska
civil government bill as agreed to by
the conference committee of the House
and Senate was re-passed this after
noon by the Senate.
Conferees agreed to report in favor
of striking . out the Senate's amend
ment for a territorial Senate only and
provide, as originally proposed, for
two legislative bodies to be known as
the Senate and the House of Reure
sentatives of Alaska. The other Sen
ate amendment, proposing the appoint
ment of a railroad commission to in
vestigate the transportation situation
in Alaska, remains In the bill.
All Spring and Summer Suits Must Go Now
Prudent men realize the advantage of our
Clearance Sale and await this opportunity to
provide their wants for next season. This is a real
ity. Figure for yourself the
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Bear in mind that this store main
tains quality above everything, and
you get the same exceptional style,
fit and service in this sale as when
you pay our regular price, but you
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$40 Suits, Now $20.00
$35 Suits, Now $17.50
$30 Suits, Now $15.00
$25 Suits, Now $12.50
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Shirts and Underwear
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ADVANCE IS SLOW
Federals Approach Juarez in
FORCES 90 MILES AWAY
Citizens Adopt Commission Form ol
Government, and Newly Organ
ized Police Force Exper
iences Xo Trouble.
JUAKEZ. Aug. 17. It Is considered
by railway men that federal troops
cannot occupy Juarez before Monday
at the earliest date. In advance ot the
federal army, under Generals Rabago
and Tellez. which today reached San
Pedro, a point 90 miles from Juarez,
Is a repair train, and today two trams
left Juarez to repair the road from
this ' end. .
Determined to have some vestige of
civil government, the citizens of Juarez
today met and named three commis
sioners, each with equal power of bal
lot. In this way Juarez bears the dis
tinction of being the only city in
Mexico with a commission government.
On the day before Juarz probably was
the only city in civilization with no
government at all.
All is orderly, however, and the
newly organized police force has ex
perienced little trouble. The location
of the rebel forces which led by Gen
eral Orozco. left here for the South,
remains a mystery-
AMERICAN' MIXERS BESIEGED
Federal Troops Cannot Be Spared to
Go to Rescue.
EL PASO, Aug. 17. Reports of
fighting by 0 Americans of the Tomlnil
mine, in the State of Slnaloa, with
Acts directly and peculiarly on
the blood; purifies, enriches and
revitalizes it, and in this way
builds up the whole system. Take
it. Get it today.
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rebels and strikers besieging them,
reached here today. It is said by offi
cials here that no Federal troops can
be spared to go to the Americans' aid.
The Tomlnil mine is situated 80 miles
from the coast. The American consul
at Mazatlan has received an appeal
A letter received here today con
tained a telegram, also asking for as
sistance, to be sent to Governor Col
quitt, of Texas.
Postmaster May Kccover Money.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 17. Senator
Bourne, from the committee on post
offices, favorably reported today the
Senate bill for the payment of tll.236
to Postmaster .George W. Hoy, at
Cheyenne, Wyo.. for sums embezzled in
his office last year by a subordinate.
Explorer Reported Killed.
BOMBAY. India, Aug. 17. W. Hunter
Workman, the American mountain
climber and explorer, Is reported ktliea
by an avalanche while climbing In tha
Himalaya range. In the North of India.
Bergs Sighted Xear Newfoundland.
NEW YORK, Aug. 17. More than 50
Icebergs were sighted near Newfound
land by Captain Amundsen, of tha
steamer Ragnarok, which comes in today.
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