The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, November 17, 1912, Image 1

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Ambition Declared to
Affect Service.
Taff Would Admit Cabinet to
Debates in Congress.
Belief I-itprrsised Treaties of Arbi
tration "Will Yet Succeed Job
of Kxeentlve Declared Xot
for Sensitive Man.
NEW TOKK, Nov. 16. President Taft
sang his "swan sons" as Chief Execu
tive of the Nation tonight. As the
cuest of the Lotus Club, the President
responded to the toast. "The Pros' -dent."
In a speech which many of his
hearers considered the most remark
able he has ever made. He shifted
from grave to gay and then to philos-
ophy. which he said four years in the
White House had taught him. to a dis
cussion of the problems which face
the Nation. He laughed at the out
come of the election; smiled when, he
spoke of the plans of the President
elect, Wilson, and touched with gentle
sarcasm William Jennings Bryan.
His chief regret, the President said,
was that he had been unable to influ
ence the United States Senate to ratify
the arbitration treaties with France
and Great Britain. In spite of that
fact, he asked his audience to believe
that he would leave office with the
deepest gratitude to the American peo
ple for the honor they had given him,
and with the belief that enough prog
ress had been accomplished in his Ad
ministration to warrant his feeling
that he had done real good for his
Real Condolence Accepted.
President Taft said. In part:
"I Baw In the name of your club the
possibility that you were organized to
furnish an opportunity for a swan song
to those about to disappear. I con
cluded that It was well to cast an an
' chor to windward and accept as much
real condolence as I could gather in
such a hospitable presence as this,. and,
therefore, my friends, I accepted your
invitation and am here.
"You have given me the toast of
'The President.' It is said that the
office of President is the most power
ful in the world because under the
Constitution its occupant really can
exercise more discretion than an em
peror or a king exercises in any of the
governments of modern Europe. I am
not disposed to question this as a mat
ter of reasoning from the actual power
given the President in the Constitu
tional division of Governmental func
tions, but I am bound to say that the
consciousness of such power is rarely
if ever present in the mind of the
ardlnary individual acting as Presi
dent, because what chiefly stares him
in the face in carrying out any plan
of his, is the limitation of the power
and not Us extent.
Law Has Sobering Influence.
"Of course, there are happy Indivi
duals who are able entirely to ignore
these limitations both in mind and
practice, ami as to them the result may
be different. But to one whose train
ing and profession is to subordinate to
law, the Intoxication of power rapidly
sobers off in the knowledge of its
restrictions and under the prompt
reminder of an ever-present and a not
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As Xeighbor Attempts to Lend Aid
Canoe Upsets and Veteran Pulls'
Him From River Death.
TOLEDO. Or., Nov. 16. (Special.)
To drift five miles, waist deep in the
Icy torrent of the Slletz River on a sub
merged scow loaded with groceries and
after that to have landed on shore in
time to rescue his would-be lifesaver
from an overturned canoe, is the un
usual experience credited to John I.
Butterfield, octogenarian and Justice
of the Peace In Kernville .Precinct,
Lincoln county.
' Butterfield had been to Toledo with
the election returns from the lower
Slletz and on his way home had con
tracted to scow four tons of groceries
to the store of Dodson & Cook at the
mouth of the river. Accompanied by
his son. Earl, and a neighbor. Alvin
Strom, the three started from the Slletz
Agency and were well on their way
when the scow ran Into a big riffle and
became awash. Strom and the younger
Butterfield reached the shore and got
a canoe. They saw the elderly man
disappear around a bend in the river,
apparently standing on the submerged
scow waist deep in the water. They
were so certain he would perish that
they sent news to Toledo that he vas
Earl Butterfield landed to send the
news and cut across the big bend In
the river In the hope of rescuing the
body while Strom continued in pursuit
of the scow in the canoe. As he was
passing through an eddy he heard Jus
tice Butterfield calling from the bank
of the river and in attempting to get
ashore the canoe upset. Mr. Strom
would have drowned had not the octo
genarian been able to pull him out.
Board of Equalization Considers
Claims of Discrimination.
' VALE. Or.. Nov. 16. (Special.) The
Malheur County Board of Equalization,
which held its meeting in Vale yester
day, had several Important business
matters to. attend to, among which was
the question raised by the bankers of
the county. There has been general
dissatisfaction among the bankers this
year over the way in which they have
been assessed. They maintain that
they have been assessed. on the basis
of the full valuation of their property,
while others have been let off. much
lighter. This' discrimination, they de
clare, is unjust, and every bank in the
county was represented before the
Board yesterday to try to adjust mat
ters. The Board admitted that there had
been certain discrimination, but. that
It was difficult to adjust, since ' the
Assessor, in many cases, was compelled
to take the facts as they were handed
to him. The County Clerk was in favor
of allowing a reduction in favor of; the
bankers; the County Assessor, while he
admitted the tax was excessive, de
clared that according to the letter of
the law, he could see no way to alte
the situation, while the County Judge
was undecided. The Board has taken
the matter under advisement.
Plan to Vse Surplus Hay Crop of
Sonthern Idaho Stndied.
NAMPA. Idaho. Nov. 16. (Special.)
The state experiment station near this
city is performing an .experiment on
a large scale to learn if' it is profitable
to feed sheep here ana snip mem w
ihn Coast and Eastern markets. The
experiment is under the direction of
Professor E. J. ladings, wno now nu
more than 300 lambs at the station,
which are consuming large quantities
of the surplus alfalfa.
Alfalfa-raising is a big industry in
fjr.ii thorn Trlahn- It is being: ShlDDed OUt
of the state in large quantities, but the
markets are not sufficient for the pro
duction, therefore the prices obtained
are low. If. the demonstration, an ac
niirntA vvrnrtl nf which is being1 kept.
proves successful, thousands of sheep
will be brought nere every tan ana
raH Hurlntr th winter for the markets.
adding much to the value of the hay
crops of thla locality.
Belgrade's Demand for
: Port Stirs Wrath.
Vienna Authorities Say Alba
nians Were Defended.
Dispatches From SoHa Say, However
Onerous Bulgaria's Terms May
Be, Ottomans Are In Hclp
' v less Condition.
LONDON, Nov. 16. The situation as
regards the dispute of Servia and Aus
tria over the former's demand for an
Adriatic seaport is again considered
serious. There is reason to believe, say
Belgrade dispatches, that the Servian
government will not submit a satisfac
tory reply to the Austrian representa
tions on the subject, though it has not
positively rejected them. '
More ill-feeling between the nations
became evident today when the Servian
Minister presented to the Vienna gov
ernment an official complaint that the
Austrian Consul at Prizrend fired from
the top of his house at Servian troops
when they captured the town.
Coannl Defends Albanians.
It Is believed in Vienna that the
Consul was defending some Albanians,
a number of whom are alleged to have
been shot by the Servians for conceal
ing arms and abusing Servian soldiers.
Bulgaria's answer to Turkey's plea
for an armistice Is due today. Dis
patches from Sofia say that however
onerous may be the peace terms of Jhe
conquerors, the Turkish army is In such
condition that submission is the only
course open.
Exception to this view is taken by a
correspondent who visited the Turkish
lines at Tchatalja yesterday. . He says
the Turkish administration at the
front appears capable of disputing feny
further advance by the Bulgarians and
further emphasized the strength of the
Turkish position by saying the allies
will soon take measures to possess
themselves of the Dardanelles, thus
averting the possible payment of a
price in blood at Tchatalja, which the
Bulgarians can ill afford.
Flank Attack Probable.
-This hirff that the Bulgarian in
vaders are trying- to avoid a front at
tack on the Turks at Tchatalja tends
to corroborate yesterday's announce
ment that the Bulgarian troops have
been working around to the north of
the Turkish army. Experts here are
of the opinion that the Bulgarians will
try to seize the Bosphorus simulta
neously with the Dardanelles, if it be
comes necessary to reduce Constanti
nople before the war can be ended.
The Greek army in Epirus, the move
ments of which had been stopped by
floods, is again on the move toward the
Turkish fortress of Janina, while the
Montenegrin troops are still hotly en
gaged In the neighborhood of San Gio
vanni de Mcdua, on the Adriatic. King
Nicholas persists in his determination
to seize this point in spite -of Austrian
and Italian protests.
Turk To Be Trantrported.
Three Ottoman army corps mobilized
at Erzrum, Erzinglan and Van, in
Asiatic Turkey, are to be conveyed to
Europe and landed at Mldla, Black Sea
coast, near the positions occupied by
the Bulgarian army. Seven Turkish
transport vessels have been ordered by
Old Folks Were Joking Then, but
Young Ones Say They Never
Were Otherwise Than Serious.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16. (SpeclalJ
Born the same hour and In the same
block of an Eastern town and jokingly
betrothed by their parents a few days
later, Cecil E. Orendorft and Miss
Oniska H. Tingling, both 22 years old,
will be married In this city tomorrow
morning. Their parents long ago for
got about the "engagement" of the In
fants, but the young man and woman
took it more seriously the older they
became and declare it never was a joke
to them.
Orendorff, who Is now in business in
San Diego, came to the Coast several
years ago from Qarnville, Ohio, where
their lives and romance began. They
corresponded constantly and on Tues
day he telegraphed Miss Tingling to
come on. She got the message late
that night and started on the first
train next morning. She is due here
tomorrow morning.
The bridegroom-to-be got a license
today and will meet his fiancee at the
depot with a minister and the knot will
be tied on the spot. s
Consumers', League to Discuss P ra
ft posed Social Survey.
The annual meeting of the local
chapter - of the National Consumers'
League will be held in the parlors of
the Hotel Portland, Tuesday afternoon
at 3 o'clock. Rev. E. V. O'Hara will
be one of the principal speakers, his
subject being "The Living Wage."
The club has raised a fund of $3000
which will be used for a social survey,
the material gathered to be placed be
fore the State Legislature at the time
the bill is presented for the considera
tion of the government.
The list of those who have subscribed
to the fund includes many of Portland's
most prominent people, as follow: W.
B. Ayer, $300; 8. Benson, $300; C. E.
Adams, $300: W. D. Wheelright, $300;
Corbett Estate, $300; Ladd Estate, $300;
Colonel H. a Cabell. $300; Mrs. Cabell,
$100; Rev. E. V. O'Hara, $100; Miss H.
E. Falling, $100; Miss Mav Failing,
$100; A. L. Mills, $50, and T. B. Wil
cox, $100.
The fund will be used for a survey
of the employment conditions of the
Portland department stores, the sta
tistics to be used in conjunction with
other material already on hand.
Curtlss Invention Flies, Skims and
Speeds Fast on Land.
(Special.) Glenn H. Curtiss' aerial terra-marine
craft, which flies like a bird,
skims the water like a fish, and rolls
along the land like a 90-horsepower
racing car, was successfully tried out
The new machine has its wheels for
ward of the center of gravity and is
equipped with a tail skid. The Ger
man navy had ordered a boat in ad
vance of today's trial. The boat tried
out today will be bought by the United
States Navy.
Miss Bayless, of Ohio, to Be Social
Secretary at White House.
WEST UNION. Ohio, Nov. 16. (Spe
cial.) Miss Mary Bayless, formerly of
West Union, has been chosen to fill the
important social position of private
secretary to Mrs. Woodrow Wilson,
wife of the President-elect of the
United States.
Miss Bayless, who has been a clerk
of the Ohio Legislature, will begin her
duties at the White House next Marcn.
Von "Camp Packing Plant Barns.
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 16. The plant
of the Van Camp Packing Company was
partly burned early this morning, the
owners estimating the loss at $400,000.
The cause of the fire has not been discovered.
How Expl6sive Was
Procured Is Told.
Schmidt Designated as Com
panion of. McNamara.
Ten Witnesses From California
Blend Siories Into Dramatic Re
cltaKof Events Leading to
A Los Angeles Crime.
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 16. Incidents
of James B. McNamara's preparations
to blow up the Los Angeles Times
building in the wreck of which 21 per.
sons weVo killed were blended into a
dramatic story by ten witnesses from
California at the "dynamite conspiracy"
trial today.
How the dynamiter rented a fur
nished room in Mrs. Lena Ingersoll's
flat in San Francisco; how he got In
touch with F. A, Schmidt and David
Caplan, his alleged accomplices, how
he called up from the flat to procure
the gasoline launch Pastime and to buy
BOO pounds of SO per cent nitrogelatin,
a high explosive, and how, after fixing
the Los Angeles Times explosion to oc
cur at 1 A. M. on October 1, 1910, he
returned to San Francisco and at 11
o'clock that night begged Mrs. Inger
soll to allow him to remain there,
offering her a whole month's rent, were
details related by people who had per
sonal dealings with McNamara.
Explosive Found tn Parlor.
James O'Brien told how a cottage
owned by him on Nineteenth avenue
South, in a remote part of San Fran
cisco, 'had been entered before the Los
Angeles explosion and how,, when sev
eral weeks later he went put there to
learn why the cottage was not oc
cupied, he found ten boxes of nitro
gelatin locked In the parlor. O'Brien
said that in his ignorance of what the
boxes contained he looked Into one box
with a lighted cigar in his mouth and
thinking the explosive was candles
knocked a stick against the box.
A Los Angeles detective related what
he saw when he arrived at the site of
the Times building.
KckhofT Adntlta Blackmail.
Another development of the day was
an admission by Frank EckhofT, of
Cincinnati, that he aided in the escape
and concealment of McNamara after
the dynamiter was returning East.
Eckhoft also admitted having demanded
money from the McNamaras "to keep
his mouth shut."
Mrs. Ingersoll was the first Important
California witness to be called. She
said Ehe now lived at Victoria, B. C.
She said that wn September 1, a month
before the Los Angeles explosion, she
rented a room to McNamara, who used
the alias J. B. Bryce. Later Mc
Namara was visited by Schmidt, who
wa3 described as having a "squinty
left eye or glass eye."
Schmidt, also known as Schmitt or
Schmldty, lived at the home of a Mrs.
Lavin, a friend of Mrs. Ingersoll's. It
was in this way that McNamara was
directed where to rent a room. '
Explosive Bought by Telephone.
McNamarti left Mrs. Ingersoll's Sep
tember 14 and went to a lotel. From
the hotel, as testified to by a telephone
operator, most of the calls were made
to the powder company for the pur-
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Part of Duty of Commissioner Will
Be to Inform Travelers of
Location of Oases.
LOS ANGELES. Nov. 16. A plan has
been Inaugurated to make a trans
continental highway for autoists
through Death Valley, where the bones
of scores of lost prospectors and their
burros have been bleached for a generation-
in the heat of the desert.
Engineer O. K. Parker, commis
sioned by Mhe Automobile Club of
Southern California, left for the desert
today to begin the work of placing
guide posts along 1500 miles of Its
poorly defined roadways. Crossing
the 23,000 square miles of desolate
sand are roads classed as good. Indif
ferent and bad, but most of them bad.
At intervals of about 75 miles water
holes, most of them poisonous, are
found, and It will be a part of Par
ker's task to plaoe signs informing the
traveler how far it is to the next
Xew Structures to Arise on Burned
Section of Cottage Grove.
COTTAGE GROVE,. Or.. Nov. 16.
(Special.) The Commercial Stables,
destroyed in the recent fire, arc being
replaced with a much more substantial
building. The first section, the frame
work of which is up, is 38 by 72 feet.
In' addition to the ground formerly
occupied by the barn, it covers that
which was occupied by several ware
houses which were also destroyed.
This section will be inclosed with cor
rugated steel. A brick addition, 60 by
94 feet, will be built on to the west end
in the Spring and the building will
then extend the entire length of the
block from Seventh to Eighth streets.
The S. R. Piper residence, destroyed
at the same time as the stables, has
been reconstructed.
The Burkholder-Woods Company will
commence at once the erection of a
barn, woodshed and chicken coop on the
ground where their former buildings
stood and, if weather permits, will soon
let a contract for either a brick or
corrugated steel warehouse.
Part of Work on Water Pipe System
Alleged Faulty.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Nov. -16. (Spe
cial.) Having failed to complete the
contract, as interpreted by the City
Council, E. O. Hall & Co., builders and
contractors, who have been laying the
water pipes in the city to be used by
the new municipal system, will not re
ceive a portion of the payment stipu
lated until a trench in the macadam
surface of Twelfth street is repaired
to the satisfaction of the Board of Al
dermen. It is alleged by the Council that the
trench has been filled with loose earth,
which has allowed the rain to under
mine and damage the macadam high
way for several feet away from the
The city has selected a location for
the proposed Incinerator at a rocky
point on the Hood River at the foot of
State street. However, it is declared
that the price of $600 asked by the
Hood River Terminal Company, who
demand in addition a 12-foot right of
way across the property. Is exorbitant.
Rev.' R. Z. Brown Dies While
Preaching at Crawfordsville, Or.
BROWNSVILLE. Or., Nov. 16, (Spe
cial.) Rev. R. Z. Brown, of Philomath,
dropped dead in the pulpit while preach
ing" at Crawfordsville Thursday even
ing. He had given out the hymns and
was beginning his sermon when strick
en, and he died before members of the
congregation could reach his side.
Heart trouble was the cause of death.
Rev. Brown resided at Philomath and
was in charge of the Methodist Epis
copal churches at that place and Craw
fordsville. He was 62 years of age and
leaves a wife and one son. The funeral
will be held at Philomath Sunday.
Dolan's Machine Wins
in Mud 20 to 3.
Twice in Game "Aggie" Seizes
Ball in Air and Scores.
Result Places Oregon Agricultural
College Eleven in Second Place,
With Vniversity of Wash
ington First.
Pacific Coast.
Oregon Agricultural College 10,
Whitman S; Washington 30, Oregon
14; Australian All-Stars 12, All-California,
s (rugby); Broadway High
(Seattle) 0. Belllogham 0: Everett
High 13. Lincoln High (Seattle) a;
Eugene High 13, Salem High 0; Hog
man High 18, Franklin High (Seat
tle) 12; Lebanon High 9, Browns
ville 0; McMinnvlIle High 7. Cor
vallls High 0; Ashland High 26. Med
ford High 12; Washington High
(Portland) 68. Lewis and Clark High
(Spokane) 0; Estacada 6, Hlllsboro 0:
Chehalla High SI. Olympla High O;
Vancouver High O, Camas High 3;
Whlttier High 10O. orange Athletic
Club (Santa Ana) 0.
Tale 8. Princeton 6; Harvard 3.
Dartmouth 0; Navy 40. North Caro
lina Agricultural 0; Pennsylvania 84,
Carlisle 26; Brown 21, Lafayette 7;
Williams 12, Amherst 0; Army IS,
Tufts 6; Yale KTeahmen 17, Harvard
Freshmen IS; Georgetown 16. Vir
ginia 13; Pennsylvania State 1 .Ohio
State O (game forfeited when score
was 37 to 0 for Pennsylvania).
Wisconsin 14, Minnesota 4; Chi
cago 10, Illinois 0; Wyoming 25. Ne
braska Normal 0; Haskell 52. Kan
sas City Veterinary College 12; Colo
rado School ot Mines 10, Denver 0;
Nebraska 14, Kansas 8; Belolt 40.
Knox 0; Ames 7. Iowa 7; Drake 0.
Orlnnell 13; Missouri 33, Washington
University (St. Louis) 0; Utah 43,
Colorado College 0: Vanderbllt 2.1,
O; Michigan 20, Cornell 7;
Mexico "Aggies:" 27. University
Mexico 0; Kansas "Aggies"
Colorado University 6.
Referee of Oregon Agricultural College
. Whitman Game.
LEGE, Corvallls, Or., Nov. 16. (Spe
clal.) In a sea of mud the Oregon Ag
ricultural College upset expectations
and forecasts, defeating Whitman Col
lege, 20 to 3, after clearly outplaying
the Missionaries in a spectacular game.
Thereby Coach Dolan's men showed
themselves easily the second strongest
eleven in the Northwestern football
conference, for Whitman has been run
ning rough shod over all opponents,
defeating Washington State 30 to 0
and the University of Oregon 30 to 0.
Washington's victory over Oregon at
Seattle gives Washington undisputed
honors to fifth championship.
Dolan's Men Have Edge.
Without flukes and the opposition's
mental mistakes, today's score hera
should read about 7 to 3 in the Ore
gon "Aggies' " favor. The "Aggies"
plainly had the edge all the way
through and were never in danger, but
two of their touchdowns came as a
result of intercepted passes In Whit
man's defensive territory where passes
should be taboo, while the other touch-
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