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VOL. XXXI NO. 34.
PORTLAND. OREGON. ' SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 25, 1912.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
E BY WEST
ERA OF SUBTLER
TO APPOINT WOMAN
ACTOR SATS "DAY OF SltAPSTICK
MAX SHOULD DIRECT BIG POST
PENDLETON BOY DIES IX MILL
COMICS" IS OVER.
. OFFICE. IS VIEW.
KACE BABE RESCUED.
Evans, Named, Accepts
GOVERNOR IS RESTING TODA
Seaside Attracts Executive
After Strenuous 2 Days.
CAMERON PLANNING COUP
District Attorney Would Have Pres'
ent Grand Jury Act Sheriff
Stevens' Men Make Raid and
I .and Bunch With Ladders.
DEVELOPMENTS OF THE DAY IX
Governor West announces appoint
ment of Walter H. Erant as special
deputy In District Attorney Cam
- eron's office to handle vice cases and
take charge of such cases as Mr.
Cameron now has In his hands, pro
vided the- Governor so requires: de
clares Intention of appointing; -Tom
Word. W. H. Fitzgerald and other
candidates for election as Sheriff as
deputies to aid In the enforcement of
Mr. Evans conditionally accepts
Governor's appointment, pending con
ference with United States Attorney
McCourt: declares mat politics shall
have no effect In his decision and
that only necessities of his position
or legal conditions may interfere.
Governor West leaves after two
days In the. crusade to rest at Sea
side over Sunday.
- District Attorney Cameron an
nounces that he will summon mem
bers of the Vice Commission before
the grand jury to supply names of
-431 immoral houses reported by
them. Says he will accept additional
deputies If acceptable to him. other
wise he will oppose their appearance
Grand jury reports indictments of
15 persons for keeping Immoral
plces: cases coming up from the
Police and Municipal Court.
Named by Governor West yesterday
for appointment as a special prosecu
tor to serve in the office of the Dis
trict Attorney of Multnomah County
and take charge of the cases arising
in the proposed crusade against the
vice conditions declared by the vice
commission to exist In the City of
Portland. Walter H. Evans, Assistant
United States District Attorney, last
night announced his provisional ac
ceptance of the appointment.
Several possible obstacles prevented
him from making positive his accept
ance last night. Chief among these is
the situation in the office of the United
States District Attorney.'
"We are crowded with work at this
lime," said Mr. Evans, "and it may be
Impossible for me to step out at this
time, to take up the new line of work
Governor West has suggested."
Etui AYotild Know AIL
Mr.. Evans intimated that he desired
also to look into the legality of the
proposition advanced by the Governor
and to determine the authority of the
Chief Executive to make such appoint
ment. Throughout the afternoon he vainly
endeavored to get in touch with Mr.
McCourt. who Is in the country, to
discuss with him whether it -will be
possible for him to leave the United
States District Attorney's office at this
time. Today he will drive out and have
a conference with Mr. McCourt, and he
expects to be able to announce defi
nitely his decision tonight.
"If I undertake the work," he says.
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Peonle Really Like to Be Pleased
With Themselves, Is Conclusion of
John Runny in Ixndon.
LONDON. Aug. 24. (Special.) Comic
cinematograph scenes will hereafter
turn from the prevailing style of slap
stick humor toward a subtler laugh
that is inherent in quaint characters
and odd situations, according to John
Bunny, one of the growing group of
American moving-picture actors whose
faces are as well known in Paris, Rome
and Toklo as the streets of their home
"From long experience with the
stage." said Mr. Bunny today, "X nave
found that people are best appealed to
through their intellects. A good film
show tells only three-fifths of the
story, which the ectators complete
out of their own fj "Is, whereas they
are greatly pleasea o 1th themselves.
thinking all the whl 'i.'.hat it is the
picture that pleases th.
"The trouble with slap, vk comics is
that they leave nothing to. 'so lmaglna
tion. The gestures are too. lent, the
action too frantic. Personally O achieve
better results with one roll of , eyes
and one almost Imperceptible s -i of
PRINCESS SPOKANE NAMED
Governor liny Bestows Signal Honor
- Upon Marguerite Motie.
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 24. (Spe
cial.) At the peak of Mount Spokane
Miss Marguerite Motie (Miss Spokane)
was yesterday christened "Princess
Spokane," the title being conferred by
Governor Hay. Every subject present
doffed the hat and bent the knee, and
the state's Chief Executive was the
first to pay homage and kiss the hand
of Spokane's new Princess.
By the authority and power in me
vested as executive of the State of
Washington, I hereby christen thee
Princess Spokane," stated Governor
Hay as he sprinkled the young lady
with a few drops of crystal water from
Skyline Spring. His action, which
came as a complete surprise to most
of those present attending the dedica
tion of Mount Spokane, met with a
Mayor Hindley and all of those pres
ent paid homage to the Princess,, and
one of her subjects, a mountain trapper
named Roberts, presented her with an
rmlne skin, a product of the animal
lite of Mount Spokane. . .
HOWARD IS NOT CONFIRMED
Senate Falls to Puss on Appointment
of B. W. Coiner, Also.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Aug. 24. Because of objections
raised by Senator Poindexter, the Sen
ate tailed to confirm the nomination of
V. Coiner, of Tacoma, as United
States Marshal for Western Washing
ton, and also failed to act on the norn-
nation og Clinton W. Howard as suc-
essor to Judge Hanford.
It is presumed that Coiner will be
given a recess appointment, which will
place his in office immediately, and
Howard may also be appointed in like
manner. The recess appointment will
hold the appointees - In office until
CANADIAN STRIKE ENDS
Desertions Discourage Leaders, and
Faithful Few Surrender.
PORT WILLIAM. Ont., Aug. 24. The
triking Canadian Pacific Railway and
Grand Trunk Pacific freight handlers
have decided to give up the fight and
will report for work on Monday morn-
There have been many desertions
rom the ranks during the day and.
convinced that their cause was unpop-
lar. the leaders felt it would be un
fair to the faithful few who remained
to hold out any longer.
Pure Food Amendment Signed.
WASHINGTON Aug. 24. President
Taft has signed the bill to extend the
pure food law to control the mlsbrand-
ng of nostrums.
CARTOONIST REYNOLDS ILLUSTRATES SOME
Houses Cannot Agree
on Deficiency Bill.
DOZEN ITEMS IN DISPUTE
La Follette Demands Action on
FILIBUSTER THEN BEGUN
Claims of States Against Federal
Government and Extra Pay for
Employes Among Points
PRESIDENT MAKES PREPARA
TION FOR ALL-NIGHT VIGIL
WASHINGTON'. Aug. 25. When it
became apparent that an adjourn
ment -was not likely to be reached'
shortly . after midnight. President
Taft ordered his special car taken
from the regular train which was
being held and announced that he
would remain at the capital all
night If necessary.
Arrangements were made to take
the President on a special train.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 25. The House
at 1:27 adopted a resolution to adjourn
sine die at 3 o'clock this morning. Con
currence of the Senate is required.
The agreement as to the hour of ad
Journment was reached after it be
came apparent that the differences be-
twen the two Houses on the appropria
tion bill were almost irreconcilable and
after a filibuster, led by Senator La
Follette, threatened to hold the Sen
' Deficiency Bill la' Obstacle.
Democratic ' Leader Underwood, of
the House went to the Senate chamber
and proposed that the session be
brought to art" end at midnight "Hot
withstanding the condition of legisla
tion in the two houses. .
Representative Fitzgerald, reporting
the disagreement on the deficiency bill
to tho House, said that out of a great
number of amendments -proposed , by
the Senate, only about one dozen could
not be harmonized. The House, he said,
had receded on items aggregating up
wards of 1. 100.000, while . the Senate
had receded from items carrying ap
proximately only $400,000.
House Take Firm Stand.
The Senate, he pointed out, had added
$5,615,607 to the House bill, which orig
inally carried 18,185.238. There were
in disagreement Items aggregating $4,
034.132, to which, he said, the House
should not under any circumstances
Part of the Senate's afternoon ses
sion was devoted to the Penrose reso
lution, but Senator Heyburn prevented
action then. When the night session
reconvened at 8:30 Senator La Follette
led the fight for the- adoption of the
resolution and. meeting the objection
of Senators Heyburn and Smoot, openly
announced his purpose of holding the
Senate in discussion until it did some
thing on the resolution.
President Taft arrived at the Capitol
at 10:45 o'clock to approve- the last
bills. The- first the President signed
was one authorizing a memorial foun
tain to the late Major Archibald W.
Butt, his personal aide, who was lost In
the Titanic disaster.
Disputed Items Listed.
Among the matters in dispute in the
deficiency bill are: .
Claims of states against the United
Legislation regarding waterworks In
(Concluded on Pace 2.)
Belief Shared by Department May
Prevent ? Mrs. 31errick Being
Named) Husband's Successor.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU,. A - ash
ington. "Aug. 24. President Taft left
Washington tonight .without appoint
lag a successor to late Postmaster
Merrick at Portland, but with the un
derstanding that the matter will be
disposed of soon after he arrives" at
Beverly. Up to the time he left, the
President did not have opportunity to
give thorough consideration to the
Portland situation, though all papers
have been submitted to him by the
It waa learned today that the Post
office Department Is not Inclined to
favor the appointment of Mrs. Merrick
as postmistress, as it does not believe
that a postofflce as large as Portland
should be entrusted to an inexperienced
woman. So far as recollected by of
ficials, no woman ever has had charge
of an office of this size and the largest
office with a postmistress today is in
This" view of the Fostoffice Depart
ment is understood at the White House
and an Intimation. Is given that the
President at this time is not disposed
to place a woman at the head of the
Portland office. While duly impressed
with the indorsements of Mrs. Merrick
and appreciating the courtesy that
would be shown by naming her as suc
cessor to her late husband, the Presi
dent is understood to agree with the
attitude of the Postofflce Department
that no maximum postofflce should
have a woman ill charge.
At the time of his departure, the
President had not decided what course
he would follow at Portland, but if he
concludes not to appoint Mrs. Merrick
he will donsult with National Commit
teeman Williams before taking" any
TROLLING WILL BE TRIED
Astoria Fishermen to Go Beyond
Three-MIIe Limit for Safety.
ASTORIA, Or., Aug. 24. (Special.)
Quite a number of the Columbia River
gillnetters are preparing to troll , for
salmon outside the three-mile limit oft
the mouth of the river during the closed
season, and it is understood that some
df -the local plants will receive the fish
Trolling or angling for salmon Is not
forbidden by law. and outside the three-
mile limit the state authorities would
have no Jurisdiction, anyway
It is understood the authorities will
make no attempt to interfere with the
delivery of salmon - caught outside The
Heads, but they will arrest any fisher
man having fish in his possession, pro
viding the man has a net in his boat.
as that fact would lead to the sus
picion that he had been making a drift.
OREGON CENSUS 736,724
Labor Commissioner Hoff Makes Ks-
' timate on Statistics.
SALEM, Or., Aug. 24. (Special.) Ac
cording to a statement given out today
by Labor Commissioner Hoff, the cen
sus of Oregon, April 15, was 736.724,
or 63,959 more than when the census
was taken by the Government in 1910.
At that time the census was 672,765.
The estimates of the Labor Commis
sioner are based upon the s'chool cen
sus and other statistics which have
come to his hands since the census was
last taken by the Government, t
FIRE SWEEPS 500 ACRES
Forty Men Fighting Flames Fanned
by High Wind.
SPOKANE. Aug. 24. A forest fire
which started today near Meadowlake,
miles - from- Spokane, has burned
over several acres.
A farmhouse and a. barn has been
destroyed. Forty men are fighting the
fire, which is thought to be under con
trol unless the wind changes.
PHASES OF THE WEEK'S NEWS WHICH HAVE
Nearer Than Ever.
TAFT SKCWS GREAT CONCERN
Veritable : Reign of Terror Is
NICARAGUA TROUBLE ACUTE
Nation's Executive Intimates Wel
fare of Yankees In Neighboring
Countries May Call . for
Immediate Action. -
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24. (Special.)
When President-Taft leaves Washing
ton for the Summer capital tomorrow
with Congress off his hands he will
carry with him thought-burdens more
serious than those pertaining to his
campaign for re-election.
Nicaragua and Mexico are the irri
tating elements, and while the Nica-
raguan situation appears more acute,
the Mexican Imbroglio is the cause of
the more far-reaching concern. The
situation in Mexico Is worse than Is
generally known outside of administra
tion circles, and President Taft left
with persons to whom he talked on the
subject today the impression that he
regarded the necessity for interven
tion more of a possibility than at any
time ' since the "overthrow of the Diaz
Conservative Course Justified.
Months ago when certain Interests
were clamoring for' intervention the
President pointed out the serious con
sequences there invoivea, me loss oi
lire and the tremendous expenditures
of money . that must result once the
border was. crossed by armed forces of
the United States. The conservative
course of the President served a good
purpose, and with great satisfaction
the adminUtration- and thinking peo
ple of the country watched the improve
ment in conditions that justified that
There reoently has been a change for
the worse, the causes of which are re
moved so . far from the border that
they have not attracted the same in
terest that was aroused when revolu
tionary bullets too frequently whistled
about United States territory. Now the
trouble that is worrying the President
and members of the Cabinet is in the
southern part of Mexico, and it is very
bad, -indeed, according to information
obtained at the White House todaj'. It
is so bad, in fact, that the President
no longer seems inclined to give assur
ance that intervention is a remote pos-
ibility. but merely says that it is
hoped intervention may not be neces
Helen of Terror Exists.
Formerly the situation in northern
Mexico seemed to be the most menac-
ng. The Orozco - revolution has been
disintegrated, however, and the back
bone of rebellion under the northern
leader broken so that at present it
consists merely of bands of semi-brigands,
with no coherency of purpose.
The United States viewed this break
ing up of the revolutionary movement
with particular satisfaction, believing
that the Madero government was amp
ly able to deal with the disintegrated
bands and that .matters were on the
way to a speedy adjustment and to a
complete restoration of peace la the
The latest information is that a veritable-reign
of terror exists in the
southern pat of Mexico, where the
Zapatistas constitute the revolutionary
forces opposing the government. It Is
feared Madero cannot cope with these
forces and that the interests of Ameri
cans and protection of American lives
( Corel uded on Page 2.)
Life of 4-Year-OId Lenny Tuttlc
Due to Quick Wit of Fanner .
Passing Over Bridge.
PENDLETON, Or.. Aug. 24. (Spe
ciaL) While riding a bicycle with 4-
year-old Lenny Tuttle on the handle'
bars, Dewey Swarthout 14 -year-old
son of Mrs. Birdie Swarthout, of this
city, met death. In the Byers mlllrace in
the east end of town today, only, the
fortunate passing of Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. Tandle in a buggy saving the life
of the Tuttle boy.
Yandle Jumped from his buggy, as he
noticed the body of the Tuttle child
floating under the bridge over which
his' team was passing, and after rescu
ing the infant was able partlcally to
resusltate him before the arrival of
The body of the Swarthout boy had
been washed down stream a. short dis
tance and was not recovered for some
time after the finding of the Tuttle
boy. No one witnessed the tragedy,
but the companion of Swarthout says
the bicycle skidded and threw both
into the mlllrace. Lenny Tuttle son of
Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Tuttle, of this city,
according to late reports of physicians
PIPE LAYER SAVED IN TIME
Lebanon Man Has Narrow Escape
From Death in Cave-In.
LEBANON, Or., Aug. 24. (Special.)
Nat Turner, a pipelayer employed by
the contractors of the Lebanon city
sewer line, narrowly escaped death to
day by a cave-in on one of the deep ex
cavations. Mr. Turner was stooping in
adjusting a sewer pipe, when, without
warning, one side of the wall of the
trench fell in on him, covering Jilm with
sand and gravel to a depth of two feet.
There were a number of workmen near
by, and all rushed to his assistance.
and in a few minutes had him out.
The only thing that saved his life
was the fact that there was ample help
close at hand and two .of the men braced
the wall of the trench with their bodies
to prevent further- cave-tn while two
others dug him out.
CUSHMAN POST GIVES $40
Astoria Grand Army Men Contribute
to Drum Corps' Fund.
In connection with the attempt being
made to raise sufficient money to send
the members of the Department Drum
CorpeVc A. R., to Los Angeles Sep
tember 7 for the forthcoming Grand
Army encampment. B. F. Allen, the
adjutant of the . Cushlng Post, last
night sent a telegram from Astoria to
The Oregonian saying that Cushlng
Post had headed the list of subscrip
tions with $40.
Mr. Allen himself started the sub
scriptions at Astoria with S10 Friday,
and since then S30 has been raised in
that city. .
PUEBLO MAN IS MODEST
Alleged Insane Individual Says
John D. Owes Him $419,000,000.
LA CROSSE, Wis., Aug. 24. An ex
amination as to his sanity, it was said
today, would be ordered in the case of
Joseph Cohn, of Pueblo, who created a
scene yesterday in the Standard Oil
office here by demanding $419,000,000
which he said John D. Rockefeller owed
Cohn told the police he had documen-
try proof, but failed to produce it. He
is detained at the police station, pend
ing further inquiry.
Astrology Is Fortune Telling.
OLTMPIA, Wash., Aug. 24. (Special.)
The conviction by the Spokane Coun
ty Superior Court of F. F. Neltzel was
affirmed today. The Supreme Court
held that, although a horoscope is used,
and the performer says that he cannot
tell fortunes, but that he may be able
to forecast the future with the aid of
astrology, which he terms a science,
the practice constitutes fortune telling,
and therefore the performer is guilty
of vagrancy under the law.
APPEALED TO 'HIM.
ROGUE RIYER ACCIDENT SCENE
Crossing Bar Danger Not Seen
Till Craft Capsizes.
HIGH TIDE TODAY MAY SAVE
Hans Hansen Picked Up at Gold
Beach in seml-Consclous Condi
tion Companion Landed by
Hustler Now Grounded.
GOLD BEACH, Or., Aug. 24. "(Spe
cial.) Nearly unconscious end ex
hausted from battling for life for an
hour against a strong current In the
Rogue River. Hans Hansen was picked
up here last night by fishermen.
Hardly had he been rescued than the
gasoline schooner Rustler, of Coos Bay,
owned by Teter Olson, wa3 beached,
after It had rescued Hansen's partner,
The gasoline schooner Osprey has
gone to the rescue of the disabled craft.
Fishing; Boat Capsizes.
Hansen and Olson were crossing the
river bar when their Ashing boat
capsized, throwing both Into the water.
Hansen attempted to swim ashore, but
the current was too strong and he
swam out with the current and north
ward and was Anally pulled ashore a
mile . north of where he had been
thrown Into the river.
It is believed the Rustier can be
floated with some assistance. It is so
far not damaged to any extent und Is
resting easy. She is on the north spit
outside the bar. She was returning
from Eureka, where she tuok a cargo of
Curry County wool. The Rustler is 64
feet long, and was built at North Bend
two years ago especially for the trade
with the smaller ports.
The boat has, eon doing a big busi
ness and handles much of the freight
from Portland and San Francisco sent
on the larger vessels here for trans
shipment to tho small ports. She is
the finest of the small gasoline sea
going boats of this port.
Captain Johnson, of the Osprey, hopes
to reach Rogue River In time to float
the Rustler at high tide tomorrow.
Two Toss Bar Easily.
There were several Ashing boats re
turning Friday. In one craft were
Bert Roberts and Dave Sheffliegh and
in another Hansen and Olson. They
left Coos Bay Friday morning for the
Rogue River. The boats hud four
horsepower engines. Roberts and Sheff
lelgh got over the bar safely, but
Hansen and Olson, 200 yards behind,
Roberts and Shefflclgh hurried to
the rescue of Hansen and after they
got over the bar notified Captain Olson,
of the Rustler, who immediately went
out and picked up Charley Olson, who
had stayed with the capsized boat, but
in trying-to get the boat also, the
Rustler ran into shallow water on
the bar and was hit by a big wave
and went on the sand at low tide.
Today she was high and dry and her
cargo was unloaded In a wagon. It is
expected she will be floated at high
tide on Sunday.
LAUNCH SINKS, ALL SAVED
Hlvcr Boat Alice If. Strikes Snag In
Coos Itlver Floated Later.
MARSHFIELD, Or., Aug. 24. (Spe
cial.) The river launch Alice 11. struck
a snag In Coos River ten miles up from
the mouth. The boat filled with water
and sank. By means of logs the launch
waa floated and towed to the ways at
(Coru'ludrrl on Fane 2.)