The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, October 27, 1912, Image 1

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of Becker Case.
"Gunmen" Want Revenge on
All Who Have Done Duty.
w York Confronted With Critical
Situation Since Conviction of
Police Lieutenant for Mnr-
der of Gambler.
NEW YORK. Oct. 26. (Special.) An
extraordinary situation for any civilized
i .immunity has developed since Lieu
tenant Becker was found guilty of mur
der In the first degree. The men who
did their duty the Judge of the court,
the lawyers for both sides. Jurors and
witnesses cannot walk the streets with
a feeling of safety.
Justice Golf was. threatened by letter
and over his private telephone before
the Jury returned a verdict. When he
leaves his home his assistant secretary
or an armed guard accompanies him.
Detective -Gnarda Prosecutor.
District Attorney Whitman Is com
pelled by the Insistence of his staff to
permit Detective Thomas to keep near
him when be is not In his private office
or in his home. -Helias received threats
. that he will not live to prosecute an
other case. '
John F. Mclntyre. chief counsel for
Becker, makes no secret of bis belief
that his life is in danger. Towards the
close of the trial and while he was
standing outside of the courtroom a
gangman muttered in his ear that his
comments about Jack Rose's wife would
cost him his life. Mclntyre carries a
revolver and Is ready to use it at any
Iaformers Are Threatened.
Rose, Webber, Vallon and Schepps,
the informers,' have received messages
in the West Side court' that If they have
any property to dispose of they might
as well make their wills. These threats
are supposed to emanate from friends
of the gunmen, "Gyp the Blood," "Lefty
Louie," "Dago Frank" and "Whltey"
Lewis. The informers are chilled with
Shapiro, the . chauffeur, who turned
against the gunmen and who announced
today that he was ready to Identify
them as. the murderers of Rosenthal,
has told his lawyer, Aaron J. Levy, that
he fears he will be shot or stabbed as
soon as he is let out of prison.
Shapiro has been threatened With
death as a "squealer."
ChanfTenr's Lawyer ! Dancer.
Lawyer Levy la o longer safe be
cause he advised Shapiro to testify
against the gunmen when they come
to trial. Levy receives venomous threats
dally. .
Friends of the Jurors who convicted
Becker have been getting anonymous
letters and telephone calls, some of
which have been alarming. Justice
Goff. District Attorney Whitman, At
torney Mclntyre and others who dis
like . sensationalism, have sought to
minimize the facts that Indicate that
men who hire out for assassination
and assaults seek an opportunity to
cap the Rosenthal case with a crime
more atrocious even than the. killing
of Rosenthal, but the facts are that
vicious threats have been received and
that precautions are being taken by the
men threatened.
"Legal butchery." is how Becker
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State Receives Recognition for Fine
Products at International Dry
Farming Congress.
LETHBRIDGE, Alta., Oct. 28. (Spe
cial.) Oregon beats the world as a
dry farming country according to
awards given exhibits from that state
at the International Dry Farming Con
gress which closed here today.
Tillman Reuter, of Madras, displayed
what experts pronounce the finest dry
ramimr nrnductA ever seen. He was
awarded sweepstakes In the following
Best sheaf of barley, best Individual
exhibit of all kinds of grain, best
grasses and forage, best 90-day corn
and largest potato.
w. motived ' first prizes for six-
rowed barley, best Spring rye, best
three years' growth of airana ana
sand vetch.
This Is not the first time that Reut
er has won a "world's series" In the
dry farming field. He won similar
nunc van At the congress in Spokane In
1910 and again at Colorado Springs
last year. Mr. Reuter has been a res
iiimt of Crook County six years. He
went there as a homesteader and Im
mediately saw the posslDiuues oi i"
volcanic soil as a producer.
"T am nrouder of my accomplish
ment this year than ever before," ho
said today, "because l nave
Canada clear off the boards."
Sister of First Wife to Be Bride, Af
ter Divorce From No. 2.
t no iv-rsT.KS. Oct. 26. (Special.)
Robert Allen, of Pomona, a wealthy
man known widely throughout South
rn f-nfnmia because of business and
other interests, obtained a marriage li
cense today for hlmseu ana Mrs. Damn
Ashcroft, of this city. Allen Is 82 years
old, but active as a boy. He was di-
innr ntrn from his second
wife, and the third bride to be is his
sister-in-law. She Is not many years
younger than he. They were childhood
friends and school mates in uwuj-
shire. England.
She was the sister of Allen's first
wife, who died shortly aftep they came
to America. Meantime Mrs. Asberoft
was married, but was bereft of her hus
i anj nftw thtt twti Tit met Asraln
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and decided to form a life tie. The mar
riage is to take place tomorrow.
Fleet of Liners to Run Between At
lantic and Pacific
Philadelphia!- Pa, Oct. 26.
(Special.) A fourth contract for con
struction of a fleet of liners for
Grace Jb Company of New York, own
ers of the Atlantic & Pacific Steam
ship Company,, has been received by
William Cramp Sons, ship and en
gine building company. One vessel of
the fleet will be launched probably on
KTnvamhei- 6. while the other three will
follow undoubtedly before the end of
The vessels, of 10,000 tons capacity,
are to be used in the Atlantic and
Pacific Coast passenger and freight
trade and until the opening of the
Panama Canal will make regular trips
around the Horn.
The Dalles Lumberman Parted for
36 Years From Boy.
GRAFTON, Ill..Oct. 26. (Special.)
Parted 36 years ago, when his wife took
their year-old son and moved to an
other section of the state, John Griffin,
63 years old, now a prosperous lumber
man of The Dalles, Or, will see his
son for the first time In more than a
third of a century tomorrow, when he
reaches the latter's home near this
The reunion will be the culmination
of a search extending over virtually
the entire 36 years. The son, Wesley
Griffin, !s now married and a well-to-do
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Servians Walk Into
'Uskup Unopposed.
Military Men Think Fortress
Cannot Last Month.
Abandonment of Strong Position
Surprises Experts All Europe
Amazed by Swiftness of
Balkan Armies.
LONDON, Oct. 26. The swiftness
and efficiency of the onward move
ment of the armies of the allied Bal
kan states is making Europe open her
eyes. From the north and all along
the line from Greece on the south they
are crowding back the boundaries of
the Ottoman Empire in Europe. The
often predicted and long delayed "Say
when the Turk will have his back
against tne wall seems at hand.
The two pivotal points of Turkey's
defense on the north were Adrlanople
and Uskup. The Bulgarian army In
the East has defeated the Turks at
Klrk-Kllisseh, whicn is the strongest
outpost of Adrlanople, and appears to
have almost .Invested . that fortress.
Servians Walk Into Uskup.
The Servian army In the West
walked Into Uskup at 2 o'clock this
afternoon without opposition. The
Turkish garrison there withdrew on
the railway toward Salonlkl. How far
it Intends to retreat, and why, are
questions. The only answer to the
last question Is that the strength and
supplies of the garrison did not Jus
tify an attempt to make a stand.
There Is no position between Uskup
and Salonlkl better suited for a bat
tle than the one abandoned.
The strategy apparently is to fol
low the line of the railway toward
Salonlkl. .
Adrlanople Betas; Surrounded.
Events about Adrlanople are even
more Important. The Bulgarians ap
parently are proceeding successfully
with the Investment of the fortress.
The Turkish army which was defeated
at Klrk-Kllisseh did not fall back
upon Adrlanople, according to today's
news, but took the road to the south,
where it could connect with the rail
way to Constantinople. Tne second
Bulgarian army followed through the
mountains, carrying on the fight all
day In an endeavor to cut off Lue re
treating forces.
Garrison May Be Starved Out.
The military authorities are asking
how many men Turkey has in Adrlan
ople and how long they will be able
to withstand a siege. There is a gen
eral belief that if the Bulgarian In
vestment is completed and railway
communication with Constantinople
cut the Turks will be starved out
within a month.
In the meantime the Montenegrins
are pushing their attack on Scutari.
The Greeks have entered a few small
towns in the course ot their advance
to the north.
The fact that Turkey apparently was
taken by surprise and that her most
Important outposts gave way, does not
mean that the allies can push back In
definitely the Turkish soldiers, who
have a long record for bravery. The
Turkish mobilization is only under way.
She claims to be able to mass 400,000
men outside of Constantinople, whereas
the allies have practically their full
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1 The -Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, M
degrees; minimum, 44 degrees.
TODAY'S Occasional light rain. Variable
winds, becoming- southerly.
Injury to Knaslan .Crown Print causes deep
feeling in Russia. Section 1. page 1.
Balkan allies driving Turks' to wall. ' Sec
tion t, page 1.
President on last lap of Journsy to Wash
ington, vacation being over. Section 3.
page 2. .
Bsveridge testifies he returned Parkins' and
other contributions. Section 1, page
Republican campaign contributions are
shown in statement. Section 1, page 2.
- - Politics.
Republican Chairman Mo ores' answers fraud
cry of Mr. Ackerson. Section 1, page 15.
Pre-election forecast in Washington shows
Republicans likely to maintain rule.VSec-
tion 1, page 8.
Governor Marshall scores '"plum pickers at
National capital. Section 1, page 8.
Harmon roeaka for Wilson; calls Roosevelt
greedy 'and brutal. Section 1, page 6.
Judge Lowell appeals to young voters. Sec
tion 1, page 5.
Wlckersham scores third party. Section 1,
page 4.
McCusker Is advanced by petition as candi
date for Congress. Section 1. page 4.
Bull Moosa Senate aspirant exposes Bourne's
attempt to straddle fence. Section 1,- page
Editors throughout state reflect sentiment
against Bourne. Section 1, page 10.
Governor Marshall says wife Is good politi
cian. Section 1, page 1.
Hodge denies wife took in washing. Section
1, page 8.
Mrs. Clark-Tanner wins restricted custody
of her baby son. Section 1, page 8.
Judge, Jury, lawyers and witnesses in
Becker case threatened with death. Sec
tion 1. page 1.
Explosives taken from' bridge workers'
vault In Indianapolis identified. Section
1, page 5.
Colonel Roosevelt walks In open and finds
strength Is not regained. Section 1,
page $.
Chicago "Bull Moosette" organization ousts
memter. Section 1, page 6.
Reverend Thurston V. Vaughan, of Green
ville. S. C. sentenced to electric chair.
Section 1. page 2.
Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont clashes with milli
ner. Section 1, page 3.
Const League scores: Portland 6-0, Vernon
4-8: Oakland 10-2. Los Angeles 0-0; San
Francisco 7-0, Sacramento 5-7. Section
2, page 2.
North Central High, of Spokane, defeats
. Lincoln High, of Portland, 20 to 6. Sec
tion 2, page 3.
Pullman defeats Oregon, T to 0. Section
2, page 3.
Princeton beats Dartmouth, 22 to T. Seo-
tlon 2, page 5.
Minnesota defeats Iowa, GS to 7. Section
2 page 3.
Portland may cost Vernon pennant. Sec
tion 2, page 3.
Washington wins from Idaho, 24-0. Sec
tion 2. page 3.
Government and State plant 7,247.546 fish
fry in Oregon lakes and streams in one
season. Section 1, page 12.
Seven events on card for Multnomah Club
smoker. Section 2, page 4.
Portland swimmers confident of taking
amateur championship events. Section 2,
page 2. - -Pacific
Century mark ts reached by Captain Blake,
ley, of Brownsville. Section 1, page 8.
President Strahorn guest at Albany banquet.
Section 1. page 8.
Portland wife wins estate of George F.
Vance from Tacoma fiancee. Section 1.
page T.
Governor Weet gives out details of his pro
posed economy programme Section 2,
page 17.
Oregon dry farm exhibit at Lethbrldge. Can
ada, takes first prize. Section 1. page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Feed, barley and oats standards fixed by
Chamber of Commerce committee. Sec
tion 2. page 20.
Wheat buying at Chicago on fears of clos
ing of Dardanelles. Section 2, page 20.
Earlier losses are recovered in stronger
stock market. Section 2. page 20.
New York banks offset loss of cash b
reducing loans. Section 2, page 20.
Big cargo leaves Portland for Orient. Sec
tion 2, page 7.
Portland and llclnlty.
Transportation Club formally opens quar
ters in Multnomah Hotel. Section 1,
page 14.
Armstrong Townsite Company affairs to be
investigated. Section 1. page 12.
Manufacturers will meet during Land
Products Show. Section 1. page 13.
Volunteer explains canse of and remedy for
tuberculosis. Section 1, page 12.
Professor Hornaday's deposition read In
chimpanzee damage suit. Section 1, page
Railroads deny Information regarding pro
hibitive Harrlman move. Section 2,
page 18.
Women police workers form organization
with Mrs. Baldwin at head. Section 1,
page 11.
Reign of high prices for eggs to end soon.
Section 4. page 12.
Utah college to send blooded stock to dairy
show here. Section 4, page 12.
Child welfare convention to meet here this
week. Section 1, page 13.
Farewell dinner to be given for D. O. I4vel.
Section 1. page 14.
Rose Festival for 1813 will be June 8-14.
Section 3, page 7.
Calvin Helllg and M. C Dickinson after
Seventb-street franchise. Section 1, pare
11. -
"Made-ln-Oregon" movement grows. Sec
tion 4. page 10.
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Nation Disturbed by
Injury to Alexis.
People" Incensed Because of
Secrecy Observed.
Preservation of Life Is Vital to
Romanoffs, Since Male Line of
. Succession Has Been Other-
wise Disturbed.
ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 26. The
latest reporta from Spala give assur
ance of the recovery of Crown Prince
Alexis. - Apart from the meager de
tails of the doctors' bulletins, not a
single fact has been allowed to ap
pear In the Russian newspapers re
garding the illness of the heir to the
throne, and the whole nation is deeply
The secrecy has brought a crop of
rumors. The facts are that 11 days ago
a childish prank moved the little Prince
to climb a high cupboard in the hunt
ing lodge at Spala, where the imperial
family was sojourning. He slipped
and fell, striking a sharp corner of a
chair and sustaining numerous bruises.
Doctors Startle Nation.
The frightened attendants tried to
make light of the accident and the
Prince bore the sharp pain without
flinching. The two physicians who are
always in attendance on the Prince re
ported, he had sustained severe injuries
in the region of the liver.
A panic prevailed but no hint of the
truth was permitted to become known
until his condition became critical,
when the country was startled by the
physicians- bulletins.
According to the law of the house
of the Romanoffs, the succession de
volves on the males. Only when the
male line Is exhausted can the females
succeed to the throne.
Brother Wants Forfeited.
The Emperor's sole surviving brother.
Grand Duke Michael, eloped and con
tracted a morganatic marriage with the
wife of a brother officer In 1910, there
by forfeiting the rights of succession.
The next heir, Grand Duke Cyril, the
handsome young sailor son of the late
Grand Duke Vladimir, married the di
vorced wife of the Grand Duke of
Hesse, thus incurring the displeasure
of the Imperial family and the Hesse
For the welfare of Russia and the
Romanoffs, the preservation of the life
of Crown Prince Alexis Is of para
mount Importance. He Is a lively child
and is watched over day and night by
an old nurse and the sailor Serevenko,
but he has repeatedly caused conster
nation by giving them the slip. Last
Winter the whole garrison waa scour
ing the palace for several hours while
the Prince remained hidden in a big
The official bulletin issued tonight
says the Crown Prince .again passed a
quiet day. His temperature was iuu. i;
pulse 128.
Cottage Grove Woman Is Hurt.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or., Oct. 26.
(Special.) Mrs. Lee Roy Woods re
turned this morning from Portland
suffering from painful injuries received
by a fall on the stone steps oi me
White Temple, where she was attend
ing the Women's Christian Temperance
Union convention. One eye is comple
tely closed, one wrist is badly
wrenched and she Is bruised all over.
She had intended remaining to attend
the Mothers' Congress, but her injur
ies necessitated her return home.
On Campaigning Tour Governor's
Helpmate Travels "Light." En
thusiasm of West Appeals.
SPOKANE, Wash., Oct- 28. (Spe
cial.) "She's a better politician- than I
Thus Governor Thomas R. Marshall
introduced his wife today at the Hotel
"Like campaigning? I should say she
does," he continued. "Her taking this
trip Is nothing unusual; she always
campaigns with me. We've been mar
ried 17 years now, and never been apart
a day."
"Tea." Mrs. Marshall assented, smil
ing. "I like campaigning, and I must
say I like a National campaign better
than a state campaign. It is longer
between stops, and longer stops, too.
"And I like the West. The people
seem so enthusiastic. We have had
bumper meetings at Portland and Se
attle." Governor Marshall has contracted an
annoying cough that bothered him this
Inspired by the atmosphere of a state
where women vote, Mrs. Marshall made
her maiden BPeech at a meeting of the
Democratic women of the city, who
entertained her at the Hotel Spokane
this afternoon.
Proving that she Is an experienced
campaigner, the wife of the Democratic
candidate for Vice-President of the
United States travels "light." She has
only one suit with her and today she
spent all morning in her room while the
tailor was engaged in pressing the gar-
A .Irail nnA for A t)hOtO. She
explained the difficulty.
"Oh, my, no," she laughed merruy.
"Not for two hours. I haven't got an
other dress with me. Come around
later, and if I must, I will face the
camera." '
Representative Hawley's Efforts
Benefit Oregon Veterans.
SALEM, Or., Oct 26. (Special.) Of
ficial notices have been received from
the Commissioner of Pensions by Rep
resentative Hawley that the following
claims have been allowed in this dis
trict: Abraham R. Whiteman. . William
Miles, Luman Burton, Edward L.
Briggs and William H. Simpson, Sa
lem; Charles R. Barnhart. Riddle;
Amos Beach, Woodburn; ohn B. Bales,
Dorena. Representative Hawley a few
weeks' ago asked the commissioner to
take up applications under the pension
act of 1912. These applications were
filed by Mr. Hawley's constituents, who
are veterans of the Mexican and Civil
The "veterans whose claims were al
lowed received a substantial increase
in their pensions. It Is hoped by Mr.
Hawley that by December the majority
of the large list of claims which he
has filed will be allowed. Many of
these claims would not have been al
lowed until April or May if they had
been taken up in their regular order,
but through tne intercession of Mr.
Hawley the Commissioner of Pensions
has taken early action.
Exhibit to Be Sent Probably, Al
though Feeling Is Xot Keen.
BERLIN, Oct. 26. (Special.) It Is
expected that the German government
will soon announce Its decision to par
ticipate In the Panama-Pacific Exposi
tion at San Francisco In 1915. The ap
pointment, of a permanent exposition
commission is not favored, but it was
virtually decided during the visit here
of Count von Bernstorff, the German
Ambassador at Washington, that Ger
many for political and commercial
reasons could not afford to hold aloof
from participation In the big show.
There is a lukewarm feeling in big
Industrial and manufacturing circles,
however,- and up to the present. It
has been only through much effort
and urging that they have been In
duced to promise to send exhibits.
Sending of Letters Is
Duly. Witnessed.
Honest Man is Noblest Work of
God, His Acknowledgment.
Ex-Senator Disclaims Knowledge of
$260,000 Declared by Fomerene
to Have Been Furnished to
Finance Newspaper.
WASHINGTON, Oct 16. After hear,
lng ex-Senator Beverldge tell of re
turning $57,600 sent to him for cam
paign use In 1904, the Senate cam
paign contributions committee ad
journed today indefinitely. Chairman
Clapp believes the committee will hold
no mora meetings until after election.
Since September 80 the committee had
been in almost continuous session, with
Senators Clapp, Oliver. Pavnter and
Pomerene conducting the examination
of witnesses. J. P. Morgan, Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt, Charles P. Taft,
George W. Perkins and a score of other
witnesses have testified.
Campaign Funds Accounted For.
The Democratlo and Republican cam
paign funds of 1904 and 1908 have been
reviewed and the committee secured
what purported to be a list of the con
tributors to the 82.000,000 fund spent by
the Republicans In 1904. In addition
the managers of the campaign of Presi
dent Taft, Colonel Roosevelt, Judson
Harmon, Woodrow Wilson, Champ
Clark and Oscar W. Underwood ac
counted for the funds expended in the.
fight for the Republican and Demo
cratic nominations this year.
The committee has placed In the
record the voluminous correspondence
of John D. Archbold, of the Standard
Oil Company, with various men In
public life, particularly with members
of the House and Senate. The private
correspondence between the late E. II.
Harrlman and ex-President Roosevelt,
during his administration, was also
placed in the record.
State Funds Next In Order.
While the general amounts of the
various funds have been given to the
committee, no detail of the amounts
contributed and expended in the various
states has been elicited, and it Is ex
pected the committee will take up this
line of Investigation after election.
Senator Beverldge testified today
that he received one draft of 810,000
and two certificates of deposit for
810,000 each from Perkins, but could
not remember whether the three remit
tances were sent together or separate
ly. Beverldge said he returned all of
the irioney on the day after election.
He produced letters to both George W.
Perkins and E. L. McLean returning
the money. Each was witnessed and
signed by L. G. Rothschild, John F.
Hayes, Lars Whltcomb and Thomas R.
Shlpp. The Indorsement on each letter
certified that the witness had seen the
money Inclosed In the letters and seen
the latter sealed and sent.
Beverldge said no other funds were
furnished to him by Perkins.
Financing of Newsjpaper Denied.
"Did he give you any money to
finance the Indianapolis StarT" asked
Senator Pomerene.
"Sir!" exclaimed the witness, leaning
forward In surprise.
Pomerene repeated the question.
"No, I know absolutely nothing of
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