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1 KILLED,4HURT IN
COLONEL SEES OLD
LOS ANGELES WISE
THERE ARE OTHER JOBS, INTI
ULL MOOSE VOTE
LIGHT AT PRIMARY
SHERMAN NOT ILL,
WRECK OF CABOOSE
NEARER THAN EVER
ALARMING REPORT IS ST HEN C
STOCKMEN CAUGHT WHEN CAR
IS TOPPLED OVER.
VOL. XXXI-XO. 36. PORTLAyP, OREGON, SUNDAY 3IORMXG, SEPTEMBER 8, 1912. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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fTaft's Friends Admit
Situation Is Grave.
ETON TO BE EXERCISED
President Realizes Sending of
Troops Would Mean War.
BORDER FORCE INCREASED
Particular Danger to Americans Is
South or Mexico- City, Where
; Government Is Unable to
Cope With Rebellion.
BEVERLY, Mass.. Sept T Although
president Taft will not Intervene In
pfexico without the fullest delibera-
on. thu taking a step that would
mean war, his friends declared to
night that intervention is nearer than
t has been since the first American
roops were rushed to the border 18
It can be said on the highest au
thority, however, that should the Presl-
!ent decide' that Intervention is the
nly course open to him,' he will call
'ongress in special session and demand
Inf. It authority to send an American
Army across the border. Under no clr-
umstances, he has told his friends.
ti-ould he do an unfriendly act against
lexico without consulting Congress.
President Moves Cautiously.
Friends of the President realise that
he would . give the order to invade
Mexico only with greatest reluctance.
tThey are aware that it already has
been charged by Senators that the
president might send an Army across
he line, make himself a "war Preslr
Edent." and rely on that to bring vic
tory to himself and the -Republican
party In November.
Mr. Taft has said that such a state
ment is without foundation and has
ieclared. to his advisers that It would
be hard to conceive of a President
Iwho would use his office to throw the
Vwuntry into a war that experts have
f redlcted could not end In less than j
wo years, that would cost millions.
that would mean the sacrifice, perhaps.
lof thousands of lives and ruin for
years to come the basis of this Na
tion's friendship with Central and
btouth American republic.
Cavalry Sent to Border,
, The President today authorized Gen
ral Leonard Wood, chief . of staff.
LT. S. A., to dispatch two more regi
ments of cavalry to the Texas border.
The regiments will be sent from Fort
Riley. Kan., and Fort D. A. Russell,
Wyoming. So far as the President was
informed, there will be no Immediate
need for more troops In Texas, but con
ditions along that border have grown
worse In the last few weeks.
'It is from the southern part of
Mexico, however, that the President has
.earned of Intolerable conditions affect
'ng Americans. There, the Madero
government, according to the Washing
ton Information, is unable to cope
with the revolutionists and there seems
o be little prospect that the situation
Results From Warning; Hoped For.
The President within the last few
lays communicated a demand that
President Madero be more active In
protecting Americans. He is hopeful
:hat this reminder, , meant for the
Mexican president and the Mexican for
eign office as well, will be fruitful of
esults in both southern and northern
The situation south of the Mexican
capital is regarded as particularly
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Home From Vacation in Portland,
Pastor Tells How He Stood 'Em
l"p and Turned 'Em Away..
LOS ANGELES. Sept. 7. (Special.)
Tanned and happy. Dr. J. Whltcomb
Brougher, pastor of the Temple Baptist
Church, returned to Los Angeles to
day after a Ave weeks' vacation in the
"The powers that be must have
known that a Baptist minister was
wandering about that part of the
country," said Dr. Brougher tonight,
for It rained more wet rain than It
had in the past 40 years."
Dr. Brougher Is planning patriotic
services for Sunday and the following
week will begin a series of sermons
on "Country and City," one of which
will be "Hens and Chickens, or Scratch
ing for a Living."
Mrs. Brougher and their two
sons are en route by steamer,
while the two daughters are accom
panying Mrs. Martin Bekins on an
auto trip from Portland. In this party
are Miss Lillian Van Vrankl and Floyd
and Fred Bekins.
"Yes they turned, them away at the
White Temple, my old. church," said
Dr. Brougher. "It did my heart good.
You know, I can't get away from the
feeling that Portland is a mighty good
place to live. I can't help bragging
about it a bit, for I was in love with
It before I came to Los Angeles."
HORSE MALADY. PUZZLES
Thousands Arriicted by Meningitis in
Kansas Veterinarian Stricken.
TOPEKA, Kan.. -Sept. 7. The report
that a man at Jetmore, Kan., attend
ing horses afflicted with the disease
that has caused the death of thousands
of steeds in Kansas during the last few
weeks, had been taken sick with all
the -symptoms of spinal menengltis,
caused Secretary Crumblne. of the
Kansas board of health, and Dr. A.
Skoog, meningitis expert for the board,
to leave hastily for that place fester
day. Cattle are taking the disease in
some sections, according to reports re
ceived by J. H. Moyer. livestock sani
tary commissioner of Kansas. Moyer
has dispatched veterinarians to in
vestigate the reports..
Governor Stubbs appealed directly
to "-President Taft today in an effort
to' get Government aid in combating
the disease. In a telegram, he told the
President the Department of Agricul
ture had received the report of the sit
uation with "unpardonable neglect or
Indifference,".' He said that over 5000
horses have died from the disease.
State Veterinarian Bostrom. Just re
turned from a tour of the state, makes
a gloomy report in connection with
the ravages of the horse disease, which
he diagnosed as an unusually deadly
form of cerebro spinal meningitis. It
exists In the southern part of the state,
has spread to 26 counties and has
claimed some of the finest heads. Mules
are nearly exempt. No remedy has
TELEGRAPH STRIKE BREWS
Two Thousand Men on Canadian Pa
cific Refuse Award.
WINNIPEG. Manitoba, Sept 7. A
strike involving 2000 railroad telegra
phers employed by the Canadian Pa
cific on their lines between the two
seaboards seemed Imminent today,
with the completion of the count of a
strike vote Just taken.
The result was unanimously against
accepting the offer of the conciliation
board of a. 6 per cent Increase without
other concessions. The men have de
manded a 27 per cent wage increase,
an eight-hour day for most of the op
erators, and time and a half allowance
SPECIAL CARRIES DOCTOR
Physician Hurries to Attend Mrs.
McLean, Publisher's Wife.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 7. Dr. L. F.
Barker, of Johns Hopkins University,
is being rushed on a special train from
the Toxoway district of North Carolina
to Bar Harbor, Me., to attend Mrs. John
R. McLean, wife c the Washington and
Cincinnati publisher, who is seriously
111 at her Summer home there.
Hodge Leads for Gov
ernor in Washington.
SCATTERING POLLS OCCUPIED
Paulhanius and Lawrence Get
Big Vote Over State.
BALLOT ON CONGRESS KEEN
Ballaine and Bryan Seem to Lead for
Seat at L-arge Durham Apnea's
to Lose to Goodwin in Third
District Interest Lags.
SEATTLE. Wash.,' Sept. 7. (Spe
clal.) Scattered returns from over the
state in the Roosevelt primaries today
show Robert T. Hodge, of Seattle. Is
leading for the Governorship nomina
tion. Paulhamus and Lawrence are
running good outside of King County.
Ballaine and Bryan are leading for
Congressman-at-large, although Cor
baley polls the Kast Side vote.
Durham seems to be defeated in the
Spokane district for Congressman by
F. M. Goodwin.
The vote Is unusually light, and only
scattered precincts were used, at all.
The vote cast In King County, the
largest In the state, was probably not
over 3000 In the Roosevelt primaries
today. Returns from a few scattering
precincts show Hodge leading for Gov
ernor, Case second. .
For Congress, First District, Landon
is ahead of Walker.
For Congressman-at-large, Bellaine
and Bryan are leading.
Thirty-two precincts, all but two be
ing In King County, give, for Governor,
Hodge 239, Case. 96, Lawrence 80, Paul
hamus 33. ' . ...
For Congress, First District, Landon
is leading Walker two to one.
For Congressman-at-large, Bellaine
and Bryan seem to have carried King
ABOUT 2000 VOTE IN PIERCE
Hodge Leads in Tacoma District for
. TACOMA. Sept. 7. Indications are
that less than 2000 votes were cast In
Pierce County at the Roosevelt Pro
gressive party primaries today, with
J. A. Falconer leading among the can
didates for Congressman-at-Large and
Robert T. Hodge for Governor. Seven
teen city and county precincts give Fal
coner 150, J. W. Bryan 120, Hodge 192,
W. H. Paulhamus 100. .
Congressman Stanton Warburton was
without opposition for nomination for
Congress from the Second District.
HODGE LEADING IN SPOKANE
I'uulhamus Close Second for Gover
nor Goodwin Ahead of Durham..
SPO ANE, Wash., Sept. 7. Returns
from 43 out .of 175 precincts in Spo
kane County show the following vote
for Governor: Case 95, Hodge 446,
Lawrence 400, Paulhamus 402.
For Congressman from the Third
District: Durham 450, and Goodwin
For Congressman-at-Large: Corba
ley is leading here, with Falconer sec
ond and Ballaine third. A vote of
more than 4000 is Indicated in this
Klickitat Bull Moose Meet.
GOLDENDALE, Wash- Sept.. 7.
(Special.) The mass meeting held at
the courthouse in Goldendale today by
Klickitat Roosevelt Progressives was
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POLITICAL AND INTEENATIONAL, GET ATTENTION FROM REYNOLDS THIS
Rest Cnre Declared to Have Accom
plished Purpose Family Now
on Automobile Tour.
UTICA, N. Y., Sept.. 7. (Special.)
The report that Vice-President Sher
man is In an alarmingly poor physical
condition and that he may be obliged
on account of ill-health to decline the
renominatlon for the Vice-Presidency
was authoritatively denied tonight by
Harry A. Devendorff, Mr. Sherman's
The Vice-President himself could not
be interviewed In regard to the story
for the reason that he left Utlca yes
terday with Mrs. Sherman for an auto
mobile tour along Long Island Sound.
However, Secretary Devfndorff said the
report, which appeared to have em
anated from Boston, was too ridiculous
Mr. Sherman several months ago was
seriously 111, due to overwork. He put
aside his duties in Washington on the
advice of his -physician and came to
his home in this city, where for sev
eral weeks he underwent a rest cure.
absolutely refraining from business or
The treatment was effective and now
the Vice-President is enjoying good
health, said his secretary.
VANCOUVER BAGS COLONEL
Roosevelt to Speak at Fair Grounds
VANCOUVER, Wash'., Sept. 7. (Spe
cial) Telegrams from Theodore Roose
velt, who was at Forsythe, Mont., for
a brief period today, are to the effect
that he will deliver a speech at the
Clark County Fair, about 9 o'clock on
the morning of September 11. Colonel
Roosevelt telegraphed that he would
3peak at Vancouver, if he was not
asked to speak more than twice in
Portland, that day.
James F. Stapleton, one of the leaders
of the Bull Moose party in this city
and county, on learning that plans have
been made for Mr. Roosevelt to speak
once in Portland, in addition- to a ten
minute speech at luncheon, telegraphed
to Mr. ' Roosevelt, who was asked to
say when his car will, be switched off
in the Vancouver yards, and what time
he may be taken to the fairgrounds, in
an automobile. The run from the depot
to the fairgrounds can be made In less
than ten minutes. Following his
speech at the fairgrounds, he will leave
CITIZEN WOULD AID CITY
Check for $45,000 Sent to Pay
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 7. Mayor
Blankenberg received In the mail today
a checK for $45,000 sent by .an en
thusiastic admirer - of the city admin
istration, who . offered the money to
pay the wages of fhe employes of
the Department of Public Works. The
pay . of these employes has been held
up by a court decision that none but
the director of the department had a
right to sign the warrants for thn
wages. The director is on his vaca
tion and the men have been clamoring
for their money.
Mayor Blankenberg refused to di
vulge the name of the man who for
warded the check. The sender ad
vised the Mayor that the city could re
imburse him when the director re
turned. TRIFLES NOT JEWELRY
Treasury Department Exempts Cheap
Articles From Classification.
WASHINGTON, ; Sept. 7. Bone
charms, with dice rattling in them,
gold-plated lace pins, whose ornament
al functions are subordinate to their
"utilitarian purposes," and rubber
brooches will no longer be officially
The Treasury Department so ruled
today In declaring that the articles are
so cheap that they are not commercial
ly nor commonly known as Jewelry.
Acting Secretary Curtia directed the
dismissal of appeals from customs'
decisions Involving these classifica
Montana Plainsmen Are
N(oisy in Welcome. .
KING'S JOB H3L0S NO J3YS
Roosevelt Says He Has Seen
Royalty and Likes It Not.
CROWD IS OUT IN HELENA
Reminiscences Supplant Politics
Part of" Way "Amalgamated"
Is Criticised In Speeches to
HELENA, Mont., Sept. 7. Woodrow
Wilson and the Democratic party, said
Colonel Roosevelt today, have nothing
to propose for-dealing effectively with
the trust problem. Wall street is so
well protected with the policy of the
Administration, he said, that It is pray
ing, "Give us another dissolution."
He added that Mr. Wilson's proposal
was to do .exactly nothing by continu
ing in. the same course the Taft Ad
ministration has pursued. The proposal
of the Progressives, he said, was to
put a stop to the continuance of the
Taft-Wilson programme of further le
galization of monopoly under the guise
of a make-believe assault on monopoly.
Cowboys Recall Old-Timers.
Colonel Roosevelt was In a reminis
cent mood today. . He thought more
about the old days on the Maltese Cross
ranch than about politics. - The Colonel
was a cowpuncher nearly 30 years ago
on a ranch at Medora, N. D. He passed
through Medora In the .night and, as
the boys who still are" left could --not
see htm there, they went on to Miles
City, where they gave him a true West
ern welcome this morning.
Others of his old friends he found
scattered all' along the way across
Eastern Montana. There was big Joe
Smith, who used to hunt cattle rustlers
with the Colonel when they both were
deputy Sheriffs. Big Joe,, now a. full
fledged Sheriff, met -histoid comrade
with an Indian warwhoop. "Big GeorgeS
Meyers was there, and he brought word
that ".'Little George" could not "come.
Sylvan Ferris, who went to Chicago as
a delegate to the Republican National
convention and voted for the Colonel,
worked on the Maltese Cross with him
and was on hand today with, a dozen
others of "the boys."
The younger generation of cowboys
was out in force. They rode' in on
their ponies from the ranches, shout
in? and firing their six-shooters. It
delighted the Colonel, who looked en
viously at them in their sombreros and
gaily colored shirts and remarked that
it would he ''mighty good" to be a. cow
puncher again. They rode their horses
onto the tracks and, as the trajn pulled
out, dashed wildly over-the ties in pur
suit, waving sombreros and shouting
until at last steam proved superior to
horseflesh and they were lost in the
Strauss' Nomination Gratifying.
"I've been on the hurricane deck of a
broncho a good many times myself,"
said Colonel Roosevelt, "but things
have changed a good deal since I came
out here. That was Just at the end of
the buffalo days. You see, I'm a pretty
Colonel Roosevelt made a dozen
speeches, most of them little talks with
the people who. gathered to see him at
the settlements along the way.
At Billings the street in front of the
railway station was . blocked, with a
large crowd, and at Livingston the peo
ple were out in large numbers. The
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Joe Allen, of La Grande, Is Crushed
When He Attempts to Leap.
Men in Coach Saved.
LA GRANDE, Or., Sept. 7. (Special.)
Because he sprang from a coach
hitched to the rear of a stock train
when a car of lumber hit the coach a
glancing blow, toppling It over slowly.
Instead of staying In the coach, as did
nine other men, Joe Allen, wealthy
stockman of Enterprise, was killed
tonight In the La Grande yards. An
Investigation probably will be held to
morrow morning to permit the stock
men who are held as witnesses for
the inquest to proceed.
The stock train was to leave at once
and ten men had assembled In the
caboose and were playing cards when
they heard a grating noise and felt
the coach lift. Allen sprang for the
door and others climbed out of the
windows or tried to, and four of them
were hurt for their efforts. Those who
sat still escaped injury. Allen was
crushed by the caboose, which fell on
him as he leaped from the car. Death
was almost Instantaneous.
The Injured are: L. D. Howltt, 241
Fifteenth street North, Portland, elbow
cut; L. B. Henderson, Calgary, badly
cut; J. H. Cooper, Hood River, scalp
severely cut; W. L. Klrby, Durkee,
DESERT WETFOR SHRINERS
Camels Overcome, Only Few Nobles
Reach Home as Boat's Supercargo.
ASHLAND. br Sept 7. (Special.)
Marooned at Marshfleld . for nearlv a
week, members of Hlllah Temple,
Mystic Shriners of this city, are ar
riving . home in relays of two to six
daily from their recent pilgrimage to
Owing to the heavy rains on the
eve of their homeward Journey the hot
sands between Roseburg and Marsh
field were transformed into unfathom
able bogs, which defied locomotion of
the gasoline camels.
' A few Nobles - have - reached ' home
safe and sound, but the majority are
stranded all the way between Crescent
City, Bandon and Marshfleld. The first
contingent arrived : today, having
shipped a-3 supercargo on a coaster
plying between Coos County ports and
the Columbia River.
TAFT SUFFERS LESS PAIN
president Hopes to Resume Playing
' Golf Without Long Delay. : ''.
BEVERLY, Sept. 7. President Taft
and Mrs. Taft landed from the yacht
Mayflower today at West Beach, near
Beverly. Chairman HUles and Treas-'
urer " Sheldon, of the Republican Na
tional Committee, and a party of Mrs.
Taft's friends accompanied them. The
party was driven to the Taft cottage.
The President's lame ankle seemed
better and apparently he suffered little
pain. He ' hopes to be able to resume
playing golf next week.
' The President continued today his
political conference. In addition , to
Mr. Hil'les and Mr.. Sheldon, be had as
guests at luncheon Republican National
Committeeman Brooker, of Connecticut,
and Charles H. V. Clark, of Hartford.
DYNAMITE THREAT IS MADE
Minneapolis Chief of Police Told
Headquarters W ill Be Blown Up.
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept 7. At the same
time a letter demanding the dis
charge of the police captain and patrol
men who dispersed a crowd on one of
the principal streets Wednesday night,
where a Socialist speaker was hold
ing forth, was received at the Mayor's
office today, an anonymous letter was
received by Chief ' of Police Mealey
'threatening to dynamite the depart
The letter received at the Mayor's
office was written by Mrs. Elsie
Latimer, women's state organizer for
the Municipal Ownership party, and
wife of one of the seven men arrested
In the course of the rioting
Lumber Magnate Pays
BEAUTIFUL WOMAN INVOLVED,
Disclosure Results From Big I
Theft at Hotel.
$12,000 FINE , ALSO PAID
Flirtation in Front of Hotel Begin. "
nlng of Romance Leading to
Extensive Operations to
WASHINGTON. Sept. 7. (Special.)
One cf the most sensational smuggling
cases in history, intermingling love,
romance and Intrigue, came to a -close
today when the Treasury Department
accepted from Nathan Allen, a Wis
consin lumber and leather magnate,
(100.000 In settlement of his civil liability-
in the - action known as the
Playing a romantic part In the case
was Mrs. Helen Dwelle Jenkins, a beau
tiful young woman who acted as ac
complice In the gigantic smuggling
Diamonds and expensive gowns
worth hundreds of thousands of dollars
were smuggled by the couple.
Fine of 12,000 Paid.
The goods were seized by secret
service men and suits for forfeiture
were begun. Criminal action also was
instituted against Allen. A fine of 112,
000 was imposed and paid in the crim
inal case. Today's J100.000 settlement
ends the' civil proceedings.
: The first Intimation that Mrs. Jenkins
had many valuable diamonds in her
possession followed a report to the ;
New York police in December, 1909, that
she had been robbed of $300,000 worth
of jewels in the Torraine Hotel. The
police began a search for the Jewels,
but were stopped for some mysterious .
Subsequently the J300.000 worth of
jewels were found by private detec
tives In Chicago. -, Mrs. Jenkins gave a
reward of $45,000. for te recovery of
Theft Discloses SmaBallun.
The publicity that attended the theft
attracted the attention of the Treasury
officials, who keep Informed on the
large collections .of diamonds In the
country. It was a surprise, to the au
thorities to learn that Mrs. Jenkins, of
whom little was known should . have
owned -such a valuable collection.
', Investigation was begun by the Sur
veyor of the Port of New York: The
Inquiry resulted In the seizure of part
of Mrs. Jenkins' collection and the suit
against Allen, who became involved
through admissions by the woman.
There Is a romance behind the as
sociation of Mrs. Jenkins and the Wis
consin millionaire. According to her
story they first met as a result of a
flirtation in front of a Chicago hotel
In April, 1908. It was in the name ot
"Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Jenkins" that much
of the smuggling was done. ' '
Mrs. Jenkins was 20 and Allen was .
53 when the couple met. He lavished '
his wealth on her and took her abroad
Wealth Mystifies Society.
For a long time prior to the European '
trip Mrs. Jenkins had mystified North
Side society In Chicago by the appar
ently limitless financial resources at
her command. She had a home on a
fashionable North Side street in her
own name. She had automobiles,
horses, an expensive retinue of servants
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