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vni -vvvt vn io PORTLAXD, OREGOX, SUNDAY MORXLXG, OCTOBER 20, 1912. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TO REFORM PLEA
President Stevens of
W. C T. U. Talks.
256,887 WOMEN PAY DUES
Membership , in Year Shows
Growth of 20,000.
TREASURY BALANCE $7000
Reports Show Total of 369 New
Unions Organized Throughout
Last Twelve Months White
Temple Is Crowded.
W. C. T. V. PROGRAMME FOR
Services In the churches, both
morning 'and evening, devoted to W.
C. T. V. topic. For speakers see
3:30 P. M. Convention service,
with special aerraon by Rev. Edith
Hill Booker. (At White Temple.)
6:."0-7:30 P. M. Young people'
rally, with addresses by prominent
workers. At White Temple.)
7:30 P. M. Devotional service. Ad
dresses by Mrs. Edith Smith Davis,
of Wisconsin, and by Miss Anderson
Hurbes. of New Zealand. (At White
Dally meetings during convention
week, commencing Monday, October
Executive committee In assembly
room of Mallory. 9 to 10 A. M.
Official board In same place, 10 to
12 A. M. 0
Tba Young People's Branch Insti
tute in Grace M. E. Church, 10 to 12
The Loyal Temperance League
Conference In Sunday school room.
Convention church, 10 to 12 A. M.
With Oregon roses at her feet and
Dregon Woman's Christian Temperance
Cnlon delegates en masse at her right
nd hundreds of others from various
states of the Union at her left and
hundreds of auditors there arose on
the rostrum At the White' Temple yes
terday a fragile-looking woman, yet
one -whose features told of an Indom
itable will and an unquenched ardor, a
tvoman whose utterances held the at
tention and gripped the hearts of one
and all in that vast audience. She
was Mrs. Lillian M. N. Stevens, the
National president. who, with 1500
other guests,, has come to Portland to
hold the 39th annual convention of the
Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
Her address was the one overshad
owing feature of the morning session.
The afternoon was devoted to the re
ports of the secretary and treasurer
and to addresses by branch secretaries.
Then came a demonstration that
brought laughter and Joy to the eyes
of those present, the singing, the
marching of many boys and girls, mem
bers of the Loyal Temperance Legion,
"little soldiers In the cause," whose
rarnesrness and brightness won the
hearts of all who saw them.
Grand Welcome la Given.
And as a fitting finale Oregon gave
Its welcome to the visitors, and Port
land Its welcome too, the state by its
Governor, the city by as. honorable
representative, the church by its lead
ing clergy, and organizations by their
respective heads. Music and responses
followed and the conference adjourned
business until tomorrow.
Though Mrs. Stevens read her ad
dress she read it as though by mem
ory. She paused here and there to
emphasize a telling point, and she de-
(Concluded on Pase 12.) I speech or two. I . . c i . t L t , y
J" SIDELIGHTS ON SOME OF THE WEEK'S LEADING EVENTS BY CARTOONIST REYNOLDS.
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SHIP AFIRE IN GALE
AND PANIC REIGNS
LIXER APACHE RUSHES TO AID
OF BLAZIXG BERKSHIRE.
Steamer Laden With Cotton and
Mixed Cargo Bound From Sa
vannah to Philadelphia.
NORFOLK, Vs.. Oct. 20. With a
fierce fire raging In one of the cargo
holds and the passengers panic
stricken, the Merchants' and Miners'
steamer Berkshire, bound to Philadel
phia from Savannah, was reported this
morning at 1 o'clock in serious danger,
43 miles northeast of Cape Lookout,
N. C. In response to the distress calls
sent out when the lire was discovered,
about midnight, the Clyde liner Apache
Is standing by the endangered steamer.
Assistance has also been asked by
wireless of the revenue cutters sta
tioned off the Carolina coast.
The fire was not discovered until
shortly before midnight. Smoke began
to pour out of the hatches and a hur
ried examination showed that It had
gained access to considerable cotton
packed in the holds. The wireless
immediately began to flash up and down
the Atlantic Coast news of the ship's
danger.' The Clyde liner Apache,
bound up the Coast, was the first to
pick up the call for help and. being
only a score or more miles away, was
soon racing to the Berkshire's assist
ance. The Berkshire is laden with a mixed
cargo and carries a number of passen
ELOPEMENT KEPT SECRET
Higli Scltool Students Forgiven When
News at Last Is Known.
SPOKANE, Wash, Oct. 19. (Special.)
After keeping their elopement and
marriage at Coeur d'Alene a secret for
nearly six. weeks. Miss Alma Josephsen,
18 years, and George Groshoff. 19 years,
two young high school students, an
nounced to their friends today that
they had been married on August 29.
The elopement was carefully planned
and the secret of the marriage has been
scrupulously kept. The pretty young
bride carried out her part of the secret
by attending the North Central High
School until last Monday, when their
parents were told of the wedding. On
August 29 young Groshoff took, his
father's automobile and with Miss Jo
sephsen drove to Coeur d'Alene, Where
the license was secured and the mar
riage performd. Upon the return to
Spokane the young bride went to the
home of her parents and Groshoff to
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The young bridegroom attempted
several times to tell his mother of the
wedding, but she always took the mat
ter as a Joke and said: "Don't talk so
foolishly. George." Last Monday, hav
ing made up his mind that he would
break the news. George showed his
mother the marriage certificate.
Mr. and Mrs. Groshoff have pre
sented the young couple with a pretty,
new home at 1608 Gardner avenue and
they will commence housekeeping at
once. Young Groshoff will go into busi
ness with his father, who is a con
tractor. CARNEGIE HOME TO VOTE
Laird to Register Today and Ballot
Will Bo Cast for Taft.
"NEW YORK, Oct. 19. (SpeciaL) Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Carneglo and their
daughter were among the passengers
arriving on the steamship Baltio to
day. They have been abroad since last
June, and Mr. Carnegie said he was
glad, to get home.
"I am going to register today," he
said, "and I. shall vote for Mr. Taft."
It was learned that Mr. Carnegie had
prepared a lengthy, argumentative
statement in favor of President Taft's
h.fnrn leavine Encland, hut
when the wireless told of the .attempted
assassination of Mr. Roosevelt tne
statement was relegated to the waste
basket or thrust around in the trunk
of the Laird of Skibo.
"Politically I favor Mr. Taft," said
Mr. Carnegie. "I am going to work
for his re-election and perhaps make a
speech or two.
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Colonel Said to Have
GRAVITY NOT COMPREHENDED
Round of Calls and Confer
ences Has Its Effect.
WIFE STILL IS WATCHFUL
Danger of Lockjaw Has Ceased to
Exist, However, and Patient
Looks Forward to Early Re
moval to Oyster Bay.
CHICAGO, Oct 19. Colonel noose
velt, .at 11 o'clock tonlfrnt, told Night
Norse Fltzarerald that be felt exceed
ingly tired. He had pat ln,4he time
since the consultation of his aura-eon
at 6i30 In reading and talking with
Mrs. Roosevelt, shaving; himself, havlns;
a bath and eating a little lunch. Hla
temperature at 9:30 was 98.2, at which
figure it remained when taken again
at 11. Ills respiration and pulse were
stationary and about normal.
"I feel quite tired,' he said to Miss
Pltzsrerald, aa she left him for the
night. "I think I saw too many people
today. I will be glad to sleep. I
The Colonel took a book, naylna; fee
would read a few minutes and then go
to sleep for the night.
CHICAGO, Oct. 19. Colonel Roosevelt
must rest all day tomorrow in absolute
quiet if he is to be able to take an early
train for New York Monday morning.
This was the decision reached to
night by the surgeons who met in con
sultation after a day during which,
they asserted, the Colonel overdid it.
A succession of social meetings and at
least one Important political conference
which he held with Governor Johnson
took place today, and the surgeons
definitely determined to call a halt., .
Stricter Discipline Ordered.
Dr. John B. Murphy, chief of the
Roosevelt surgeons, declared tonight as
he left 'the Colonel's rooms that his
patient was going under stricter dis
cipline tomorrow than he has yet ex
perienced during his stay in the hos
pital. "The Colonel Is going to be made to
understand that his departure for New
York, Monday, depends on his resting
in perfect quiet all day Sunday," said
Dr. Murphy. "There are going to be
no callers; there will be no political or
business conferences. Tho day must
be one of complete repose, or we can
not sanction any railroad trip the first
of next week.
Ail of Strength Is Needed.
"We will have to put our distin
guished patient under discipline. He
needs all his strength to repair the
damage done to his body. While lying
in bed he has felt so well generally
that ha has not realized what a task
Is laid upon his system, and in conse
quence he has been ready too ready
to meet the demands which his friends
and acquaintances have made on him.
There has been a tendency on his part
to overdo it all the time, and this must
stop until he is more nearly recovered.
"Otherwise, and this will be put
squarely up to the Colonel, it will
not be safe for him to try to go to
New York Monday."
How this will affect a scheduled con
ference with Governor Johnson, of
California, which was to take place to
morrow, is something that remains to
be seen after the surgeon's ruling is
laid before the candidate. It was
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INDEX OF TODAY'S KEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. Bo
degrees; minimum. 4ti degrees.
TODAY'S Fair, with rising temperature;
west to northwest winds.
Foreign. .' .
Mexican troops hastening to protect capital
against invasion. Section 1, page 5.
Turks are retiring before invaders.. Section
1. page 2.
Canal tolls issue with Britain has passed
dangerous stage. Section 1, page G.
Brief funeral sen-ices held over the body of
Senator Heyburn. Section . 1. page 6.
President Taft says wave of high food prices
is about to subside. ; Section 1, page 1.
Colonel Roosevelt says his "P"f"E,'
views are result of growth and describes
process. Section 1, page 6.
King County political tight carried on by
many. Section 1, page 8.
Republican State chairman Mooreo attacks
Wilson's logic on present value -of dol
'lar. Section 1, page 11.
Senator Jones of Washington says Taft Is
greatest real progressive in history of
Nation. Section 1, page 4.
"Booster Club" formed to aid McCusker.
Section 1, page 10.
Maude Malone. suffragette, disturbs Wilson
meeting and Is arrested. Section 1.
page 4. -
Bishops adjourn council to attend Portland
Los Augeles ball game. Section 1. page 1.
Abe Ruef says cure of bribery Is revocation
of franchise. Section 1, page 7.
Witnesses for Becker say raid on Rosenthal
was genuine; that others plotted Rosen
thal's murder. Section 1. page 2.
Angry Chicago crowd threatens to lynch
Jack Johnson. Section 1, -page 8.
Steamer Berkshire afire at sea In gale; pas
sengers In panic Section 1. page 1.
Colonel Roosevelt's strength . overtaxed;
doctors enjoin, rest. Section 1, page 1.
Coast League results: Portland 8, Los An
geles 1: Sacramento 6, Vernon 4; San
Francisco 1. Oakland 0. Section 2,
Yale eleven defeats West Point 6 to 0. 6ee-
' tlon 8, page 8.
Chicago defeats Iowa 84 to 14. Section 2.
Multnomah eleven defeats Oregon "Aggies"
y to 0. Section 2, page 3.
Whitman eleven, defeats Oregon 20 to O.
Section X paga 8.
O.-W. R. & N. bridge in Spokane to be of
concrete. Section 1, page 8.
Orange road bills urged for passage by Hood
River Commercial Club. Section 1.
Disabled Camlno- taken in tow. Section 1,
Printing Expert Harris has warrants out
standing in own name. Section 1, page 8.
Scientific farming methods shown to be prac-.
Ucal. Section 1, page 7.
Automobiles and Roads.
Bountiful season looms for auto dealers
Section 4. page 4.
Oregon roads "O. K.," says M. C. Dickinson.
Section 4. page 4.
Tourists take note of road work in Oregon.
Section 4, page S.
System of yearly models In autos Is declared
ruinous, eection 4, page 4.
Real Estate and Building.
Lumbermen's National Ban stockholders
may build 18-story building on library
. site. Section 4, page 6.
Tract on West Side may be developed as
factory center. Section 4, page 6V
Paving and lights change vast area on South
Bast Bide. Section 4. page 7.
"Made-in-Oregon" campaign is urged. Sec
tion 4, page 7- . .
Commercial and Marine.
Oriental flour trade checked by high freight
rates. Section 2. page 17.
Wheat lower at Chicago on reduced export
bids. Section 2, page 17.
Union' Psclflo strong feature of .standard
stock list. Section 2, page 17.
Excess reserves of New York banks further
reduced. Section 2, page 17. ,
General W. H. Blxby, Chief of Engineering
Corps, coming for official Inspection.
Section 2, page 7.
Portland and Vicinity.
Samuel Lemman, Immigration Inspector,
tells Oregon to put land to work. Section
1, page 17.
Final premium list for Land Products Show.
is Issued. Section 2, page 18.
Examples of single taxation cited by workers
show change of front. Section 1. page 14.
Hundreds hear plea for reformation made by
W. C. T. U. president. Section 1, page 1.
Sullivan's Gulch bridge to be opened for
traffic tomorrow. Section 1, page 14.
Havoc from 70-mile gale oft coast is general
In Northwest, Section 1, page 1.
Oregon Poultry Show to be held December
l-14. Section 1, page 16.
Governor West tells W. C. T. U. motive in
reform campaign. Section 1, page 1-.
Heusnefs proposed franchise Indorsed at
mass meeting. Section 3, page 7.
Co-operative plan for stores proves success
in short time. Section 8, page 10.
Nature of play and recreation Influences
youth. . says L. H. Weir. Section 4.
Multnomah County registration- totals
61.744. Section 1, page 10.
Two Aviators Fall to Death.
GEINGEN, Wurtemberg, Oct 19. An
noted bv Lieutenant Welss-
barth, a German military aviator, and
carrying a passenger, fell to me
ground from a great altitude while
flying near here today, and both men
TAFT SAYS FOOD
WILL BE CHEAPER
Wave of .High Prices
About to Subside.
CROPS 20 PER CENT Bl
Great Supply of Corn Means
Reduction in Meats.
FARMERS WILL NOT LOSE
Savin? to Consumer on Nine Prin
cipal Crops, It Is Estimated
Wlll'Bo $500,000,000 Pro
ducer Also Prospers.
BEVERLY, Mass., Oct 19. In a
statement Issued here tonight, based
upon reports from secretary of Agri
culture Wilson, President Taft declares
the wave of high , prices for food
throughout the world ' has begun to
subside in .'this country.
"The wave of extremely high prices
for food throughout the civilized
world," reads the President's state
ment, "has reached Its height in the
United States and is subsiding. The
American people have cause to be
thankful' that because of our indus
trial prosperity it has not been attend
ed here with the great hardship which
has prevailed in some of the countries,
where high prices have combined with
low wages to reduce the working peo
ple to a point bordering on starvation."
Meat Will Become Cheaper.
According to. the announcement of
White House officials Secretary Wilson
made an investigation of the causes of
the prices and the effect of the bum
per crop in the United States upon
such prices. The great prosperity of
the American farmer, the report to the
President showed, has brought about a
material decrease In the cost of food
products, although in many instances
the reduction will nolfbecome appar
ent to "the consumer for several
The report promises that the price
of meat will decrease notably on ac
count of,the bumper corn crop and af
ter cattle," sheep and hogs fed from
that crop reach the consumer.
Nine Crops Save $500,000,000.
Secretary Wilson advised the Presi
dent that of the nine great crops of
the country corn, wheat, oats, barley,
rye, buckwheat, potatoes, flaxseed and
hay the October prices indicated a
saving to the consumer of about 9 per
cent, or . nearly $500,000,000.
The crop increase will make up to
farmers, however, tho reductions in
price. Mr.' Wilson shows that while
the return to tho producer on October
1. 1911, amounted to $3,868,000,000, at
the prices prevailing October 1 of this
year their return will be $4,454,000,000.
Mr. Wilson's report shows that the
aggregate crop In the United States
will be about 20 per cent greater than
it has been for years. He shows that
the wheat crop of the year is nearly
one hundred million bushels greater
than last year, and says that high
grade flour is costing at the miHs 80
cents a barrel less than It did a year
Dairy Products to Drop, Too. . .
The corn crop. Mf. Wilson points out,
exceeds three billion bushels and there
has already been a decrease in the
price of corn of 7 cents a bushel. The
hay crop, he says, has Increased more
than 17,000,000 tons over a year ago and
he ' declares that in consequence the
price per ton has fallen $2.74. This
decrease, he maintains, will not only
TO SEE BALL GAME
HEX BERRY'S INVITATION RE
CEIVED WITH CHEERS.
Before Going:, Churchmen Table
Resolution for Minimum Salary
Basis for Clergy.
LOS ANGELES. Oct. 19. (Special.)
Twelve blshbps of the Episcopal Church
and four times as many rectors of
Episcopal churches in the West ad
journed their eighth annual missionary
council this afternoon to attend the
baseball game at Washington Park be
tween Portland and Los Angeles, as the
guests of Hen Berry. When Berry's
invitation was received in the council
chambers of the ministers In St. Paul's
pro-cathedral there was a rousing
cheer. Accompanying the clergymen
to the game were many members of
the woman's auxiliary. Following are
the bishops who attended the game:
William Nichols, of California; J. H.
Johnson, of Los Angeles; James O.
Funsten, of Idaho; Lemuel H. Wells,
of Spokane; Robert L. Paddock, of
Eastern Oregon; Julius W. Atwood, of
Arizona; Louis Charles Sanford, of San
Joaquin Valley district; Franklin a
Spalding, of Utah; Peter Trimble Rowe,
of AIaska;Henry D. Robinson, of Ne
vada; Frederic W. Keator, of Wash
ington, and William H. Moreland, of
The council decided to hold its ninth
annual meeting In Olympia, Wash., in
1914. The suggestion that the eighth
missionary department be divided be
cause of its size was tabled. A sugges
tion, was taken under advisement to the
effect that a minimum salary be estab
lished for clergy, both married and
Bishop Scadding, of Oregon, was
placed on a committee to Increase the
TWO FOOTBALL MEW HURT
Colorado "Aggies" Sustain Injuries
Which May Prove Fatal.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.. Oct. 19.
Two of the Colorado Agricultural
College eleven were seriously hurt to
day In the game with Colorado College
and one may die.
., Right halfback William Leigh re
ceived a fractured skull in a running
tackle. He was operated on tonight.
His condition Is critical.
G. Richardson, center, was hurt in
ternally In a scrimmage. Leaving the
field at the end of the game he was
seized with convulsions. He was, put
aboard special train and taken to a
Denver hospital... Physicians say' there
Is no immediate danger of death.
WOOD FAVORS PRESIDIO
General Will Ask $4,000,000 Ap
propriation for Improvements.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19". Major
General Leonard Wood, chief of staff
of the United States Army, announced
after an inspection tour here today that
he would recommend to the War De
partment that Congress be asked for
an appropriation of $4,000,000 for im
provements at the Presidio.
His plans, he said, included pro
visions for an additional regiment of
infantry and artillery each, a concrete
warehouse and a new administration
bulldrng, all of which he said he hoped
to see completed by 1915.
THIEF PASSESUP $25,000
Wells Fargo Express Agent In Alaska
SKAGWAY, Alaska, Oct 19. Nearly
$25,000 in gold in the Wells Fargo
Company Express office was passed by
a robber who sandbagged Agent Her
bert Taylor last night.
The robber took a package contain
ing $1200. When Taylor went into a
rear room for a bucket of coal the roo
ber, who had been concealed In a closet,
struck him over tho head. Taylor
lay unconscious until found this morn
70-MILE GALE OFF
COAST HITS INLAND
Ships Are Disabled and
River Craft Sunk.
WIRELESS SERVICE IMPAIRED
Telegraph Lines Crippled and
Trains Late All Day.
STORM SWEEPS EASTWARD
Weather Gauge Plays Tricks in Two
HonrsSquall Damages Windows,
Signs and Buildings Repair
Crews Heavily Taxed.
ENTIRE NORTHWEST HIT BY
FREAK STORM FRIDAY I
AT MIDNIGHT. 4
Portland Gala SS to 40 miles an 1
hour, plate-glass windows shattered, I
river craft endangered, telephone f
and telegraph service demoralized, f
and light and power service slightly X
disabled, trains delayed.
Astoria Sea veasels disabled, wire
less service and weather gauge im
paired. Gale 70 miles an hour.
Rainier, Or. Steamer Lurllna Is
wrecked and partially sunk.
Oregon City Electrlo power plsnt
Pendleton Electrlo and telegraph
service paralyzed for time.
Pasco. Wash. Wlra communication
crippled, roofa blown away. Rate of
gale CO miles an hour.
Spokane Trains delayed, wires
Seattle Wires blown down la gale
of 40 miles an hour and general dam
age from wind.
The gale reached 40 miles an hour
at Walla Walla, 80 miles at North
Head, 40 miles at Tatoosh Island and
40 miles at Spokane.
Weather prediction today Fair
and northwest winds.
Sweeping up from the south at a rate
estimated at 35 to 70 miles an hour, the
raln-accompanted gale that struck
Western Oregon and Washington coast
Friday at midnight in two hours did
havoc estimated at several thousands
of dollars, disabled river and ocean
craft, tore wireless towers from their
moorings, paralyzed telegraph and tele
phone communication, toyed with
Weather Bureau apparatus and then,
sallying inland several hundred miles,
wrought playful vengeance among com
mercial and resident communities.
In the waka of the storm the chief
damage reported was:
Propeller torn from steamer Camlno
off the Oregon Coast The vessel wus
adrift in the storm for some time with
80 passengers for California points.
Steamer Lurllne sunk when dashed
against a barge near Rainier at 1:06
A. Mi The Monarch gave relief.
Russian bark Clan MacFarlane driven
on sands off Smith's Point
Wireless aerials at North Head dam
Wlrea Badly Crippled.
Telegraph and telephone communica
tion disabled. The lines to the north
were generally out the greater part of
the day. The Associated Press leased
news wire to Seattle and Spokane was
out all day, but was restored at 6
o'clock. Spokane was served Its news
direct from Denver Instead of from the
Coast as usual.
The storm was general on the West
Coast, and yesterday moved eastward
to Montana and Saskatchewan.
Simultaneously the elements cavorted
In the plains states of the Mississippi
Valley and also on the North Atlantic