The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, January 05, 1913, Image 1

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Causes Leading to "De
mise" Related.
President Declares He Has
Sympathy for People.
Million Voters, Xormally Republic
cans, Declared to Have Voted for
Wilson, to Avert Danger of
Roosevelt's Election.
NEW YORK. Jan. 4. President Taft
presided here tonight at what he styled
Jiis own political "wake." He made the
funeral oration over his political corpse:
asked modest praise for the deeds that
he did while he lived in the White
House, recited at length the causes
that led to his "demise" and a.-aced
the enemies he held responsible for his
taking off.
The President was the only speaker
at the Republican "reo: anlzation din
ner, given at the Waldorf-Astoria to
more than 1000 Kepi, .icans from all
over the country. He spoke for mc- -than
an hour. His defense of his ad
ministration was the executive results
it has produced; his reply to personal
criticism was that he had been more
misunderstood than blameworthy.
Attacka Without BltternenH.
His attacks upon his political oppo
nents confined almos exclusively to
the Progressives was not bitter but
In spite of all the misrepresentation,
the unrest, the present-day desire for
change, the President "aid, he saw in
the future a return to the old ideas of
government, tho ..a..dnlngr of me peo
ple to an understanding that social
changes must be made slowly and with
sure sters. He made an appeal to Re
publicans who left the party to return
and join hands wit., the millions who
remained faithful.
Class Hatred la Deplored.
"Let us buckle on our armor again
for the battle for humanity that must
be fought," said the President. "Let
us invite -those Republicans who left
us under an impulse that calmer con
sideration shows to have been unwise
to return and stand again with us in
this critical time.
"Let us invite from the Tanks of our
opponents, the Democrats, the many
who lovo the Constitution and the
blessings It has conferred, to unite
with us in its defense. There must be
a campaign of education among the
common people for the benefit of the
common people against the poison of
class hatred; tho fanaticism of un
balanced enthusiasm and the sophistry
of demagogic promise."
In the course of his speech the Presi
dent made his first public reference to
Colonel Roosevelt since the close of
the campaign, asserting that probably
1.000.000 voters, normally Republican,
cast their ballots for Mr. Wilson, "in
order to avert the danger of Mr.
Roosevelt's election."
"Cauie tif Death9 DlNcnssed.
The President said in part:
"It Is not usual for the deceased to
give very full expression to his feel
ings at the wake; bat I remember that
in one of Boucicault's Irish dramas the
corpse was sufficiently revived to par
take of liquid refreshments and became
the chief participant in the festivities.
A few opening remarks directed to the
character of the deceased and the man-
vConeluiifd on Page 2.)
: ' ii- i .. ,' , -. . .
Actress Known to Stage as Xella
Bergen Finds Life With Comlo
Opera Star I'nhuppy.
NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (Special.)
Mrs. Nella Bergen Hopper, known on
the stage as Nella Bergen, began ac
tion for absolute divorce against De
Wolf Hopper, comlo opera star, today
at Hempstead, L. I.
Hopper was represented In court.
Justice Scudder took the papers in the
case, including the 'affidavit, on which
the action was based, under advise
ment, and reserved decision. Notice
of suit was served on the actor by pub
Mrs. Nella Bergen Hopper is the
fourth wife of De Wolf Hopper. He
married his first wife in Ohio before
he entered upon a stage career, but
divorce made It possible for him to
marry Ida Mosher, who was a member
of the old McCall Opera Company, in
which Hopper played the leading role.
The union did not prove a happy one
and the courts were appealed to and
their verdict made it possible for Hop.
per to marry Edna Wallace. After a
few years of apparent happiness dis
censations crept in and Mrs. Hopper fled
her husband's company, which was pre
senting "El Capitaine." She named
Nella Bergen as co-respondent. Mrs.
Bergen was the divorced wife of James
Bergen, also an actor.
Hopper and Mis. Bergen were mar
ried in London, October 24, 1899. Mrs.
Edna Wallace Hopper later was mar
ried to A. O. Brown, Wall-street broker,
whose sensational failure occurred
shortly before the wedding.
Mayor-Elect Refuses Ofrioe and
3fayor Lachmund Won't Serve.
SALEM, Or., Jan. 4. (Special.) The
situation here took on a still more pe
culiar aspect today when Mayor-elect
Steeves said he would not serve as
Mayor until January 6, and Louis
Lachmund, relying on the opinion of
City .Attorney Page, says he will not
serve, as he believes his term expired
January 1.
At the same time no action has been
taken by Chief of Police Shedeck
against the eight saloons which City
Attorney Page says are operating
without a license. To all intents and
purposes the city is without a Mayor
and the tangle as to the eight saloons
seems to become more complex.
Failure to Bo in Party Discovering
South Pole Preys on Mind.
CHR1STIANIA, Jan. 4. Captain
Hjalmar Johansen, an explorer who had
achieved much success ' in polar re
search, committed suicide here last
night. He was a member of Captain
Roald Amundsen's recent Antarctic
expedition, but was left at the base of
supplies when Amundsen and four com
panions pushed their way to the South
The fact that he was not among the
leading party preyed- upon his mind
and he had brooded over it since his re
turn to Norway. !
Portland Enthusiasts Defy Wintry
Blasts to Indulge in Sport.
Tennis at 32 above zero, played in
midwinter, on January 4, was the sport,
supposedly only a Summer enjoyment,
indulged in on the Irvington Club's
court yesterday by four Portland tennis
enthusiasts. Nelson Fleming, Percy
Lewis. F. H. V. Andrews and James
The quartet declare, however, that
they had to play hard and fast to keep
warm. This statement is borne out by
the score, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2, 11-9. Andrews
and Lewis defeating Fleming and
Both Sides Refuse to
Recede Further.
Adrianople -Only Point That
Seems Insurmountable.
Dr. Doncff, Asked by Associates for
Frank Statement, Avers Army Is
in . Better Shape Than
When War Began.
LONDON, Jan. 4. Unless Turkey or
the Balkan states ran be prevailed
upon to recede from their present stiff
necked attitude, ' the peace negotia
tions have arrived at a deadlock and
Monday's meeting will be the last of
the conference.
The Turkish delegates strongly
affirm that they have offered all they
can concede. The Balkan delegates
protest with equal vehemence that the
Ottoman empire must surrender to
them what they consider to be the
spoils of war.
Line Drawn at Adrianople.
The diplomatic battle line has been
drawn at Adrianople. If Turkey should
consent to concede her ancient capital
and the strongest fortress now invested
so far as impartial witnesses can
judge, beyond the hope of relief all
minor questions could be arranged.
The Turks declare that they cannot
give up Adrianople under any circum
stances; the allies declare that they
must. The allies insist that Turkey
must meet the ultimatum' presented on
Friday without change of any detail;
the Turks declare that the terms they
offered on Friday are the limit to which
they will go.
Bulgarian Voices Defiance.
The yielding of Turkey on the ques
tion of Adrianople undoubtedly would
pave the way for a general settlement.
Dr. Daneff, head of the Bulgarian dele
gation, announced today that unless the
Sultan's envoys accept, without the
alteration of a word, Friday's ultima
tum, he and his colleagues will pack
their baggage on Monday and leave
London on Tuesday and their armies
will give battle at Tchatalja the mo
ment the period fixed by the armistice
This constitutes one of the most
dramatic conflicts in the history of
diplomacy; yet this situation has been
foreseen and expected from the first.
Only those in the innermost councils
know whether the negotiations will be
finished on Monday or whether they
will Just begin then.
Turk Requests Postponement.
Events have moved swiftly In the last
few days. When the allies delivered
their ultimatum yesterday, an answer
to which was demanded by Monday
afternoon, Rechad Pasha replied
promptly and .theatrically that it was
not necessary to wait until Monday;
that he could reply on Saturday just as
well. Today Rechad Pasha requested a
postponement until Monday.
For this action he made two explana
tions. One was that the Turks desired
to give the allies time to consider
their position; the other was that the
porte had ordered him to await fresh
instructions. The allies were inspired
with satisfaction by the latter state
ment, thinking that the porte was
wavering on the question of Adrianople
Rechad Tasha affirmed otherwise,
"After having ceded more territory
(Concluded on Page 8.)
Edict Is Intended to Put Stop to Ignoring-
Rnlo of Etiquette Re
quiring Outer Garb.
NEW YORK, Jan. i. (Special.)
Trousers as an article of women's wear
were not abolished by the recent Chi
nese edict regulating feminine dress,
as reported In press dispatches from
San Francisco. This Interesting fact
was confided to a group of New York
women -who besieged a Chinese sister.
Dr. Yamel Kin, at the close of a lec
ture she delivered at the Hudson The
ater today.
Dr. Kin, who received her education
in this country and who organized the
Red Cross movement during the recent
revolution in China, showed her own
trousers worn under a long outer gar
ment of black brocaded satin coming to
her ankles. She said that was the
dress of Northern China and that a
skirt and trousers are worn In the
"It has never been considered the
best form for Chinese women to be
seen in public in trousers," said Dr.
Kin. "They are worn, to be sure, but
concealed by other garments. Since the
revolution women have gone . about
with so much more freedom that there
was a tendency to Ignore the etiquette
requiring that trousers be covered.
Hence the present edict, which, by the
way, was mistakenly reported in Amer
ican papers as requiring Chinese wom
en to wear hats, also,"
Humphrey to Fight Wood's Recom
mendation for Abandonment.
ington, Jan. 4. If any attempt is made
to Insert in the Army appropriation
bill a provision carrying out the recom
mendation of General Wood, chief of
staff, that all troops be withdrawn
from Alaska, Representative Humphrey,
of Washington, will raise an abjection
and make a fight to save the Alaskan
Army posts.
General Wood contends that troops
stationed In Alaska are not there for
military service but for police duty,
and are not only subjected to unneces
sary hardships, but in event of sud
den need could not be called upon
readily for service in this or a foreign
He suggests that Alaska be policed
by civilians and that all Alaska Army
posts be abandoned. If his suggestion
is taken up in Congress it is likely to
be adopted notwithstanding Humphrey's
City's Chief Executive Again Con
fined to His Home.
Mayor Rushlight was too ill yester
day to appear at the executive offices
In the City Hall. George K. McCord,
his private secretary, was In tharge.
The Mayor has been feeling quite
well for several months, but Friday
afternoon complained of pains in the
stomach. He had suffered greatly
from this trouble a year or so ago.
He was compelled to go to bed yes
terday and is taking special treatment
as directed by Dr. A. W. Moore, his
family physician.
The Mayor said last night that he
expected to return to his office to
Filipino Offers Self in Capacity of
Son, Housekeeper or Gardener.
INDIANAPOLIS," Jan. 4. Thomas R.
Marshall, Vice-President-elect, re
ceived today a letter from the Philip
pines asking for a job. The plea is
made in English with variations and
is signed S. Viterbo Villanueva, box 75.
"I know you' have not any son," the
letter reads, "and if you wish to have
under your auspices as a lad I shall
be glad to offer you my services."
Vessel Cut in Two in
Chesapeake Bay.
Men Who Take to Rigging Are
Forced to Let Go.
Officers and Men of Danish Vessel
Imperil Lives to Save Eight.
Survivors Tell of Battlo
With Icy Storm.
NEWPORT NEWS. Va.. Jan. 4. Six
raemoers of the crew of the steamer
Julia Luckenbach, which was cut in
two and sunk by the British steamer
Indrakuala early yesterday morning in
Chesapeake Bay, were rescued by the
Indrakuala, according to a wireless
message received here tonight from the
revenue cutter Apache, which went
from Baltimore to the Indrakuala's as
sistance. It was reported by eight survivors
who were landed here this morning by
the Danish steamer Pennsylvania, that
22 persons lost their lives in the sink
ing of the Luckenbach, but the news
of the rescue of six others reduces the
number to 16. One man of the Lucken
bach's crew, however, died aboard the
Indrakuala after being rescued, the
wireless reported.
The Indrakauala, badly damaged and
in danger of sinking, drew off and was
Captain Gilbert, of the Luckenbach,
and his wife, wore among the lost. The
survivors took to the rigging of the
submerged hulk and for six hours
fought for life against the gale which
swept the bay. Some of them, ex
hausted, dropped one by one to death
In the Icy water.
Chief Engineer Chris Knudson was
one of those in the rigging." Tie en
dured the gale until his hands were
bleeding from gripping the ropes. He
became exhausted and went down be
fore assistance came.
The Pennsylvania could not reach
the men at first, even with lifeboats,
because of the heavy sea. After many
unsuccessful attempts life lines were
run to the struggling men and they
were taken off one at a time. More
than two hours were required to get
off the eight saved. When taken on
board the Pennsylvania some were un
conscious. According to the survivors. Captain
Gilbert and the first and second officers
were standing on the bridge when the
collision occurred. There was no oppor
tunity to give alarm to those below.
Captain Gilbert made a great effort to
reach his wife and when last seen was
swimming aft of the sinking ship.
"I don't know how I escaped," said
Chief Officer Hunt. "After the ship
went down I found myself dangling in
the rigging and there I stayed. Not a
lifeboat was to be had, so quickly did
the Luckenbach go down. I never suf
fered such torture in my life as I did
those six hours I clung there. My
clothes were torn to shreds by the high
winds and the seas beat me almost Into
insensibility. Too much cannot be said
in praise of the daring bravery dis
played by the officers and crew of the
Pennsylvania who rescued us."
The Luckenbach now lies In about 52
feet of water.
One seaman climbed up the Lucken
bach's funnel stays as she went down.
Finally he reached the rim of the stack
and was safe for a moment. Then as
the ship lurched the funnel broke loose
and he was lost I
Attorney Xow Argues That One
Whom Law Cannot Deem Alive
Is Jfot Subject for Noose.
. DENVER. Jan. 4. Attorneys for Os
car Cook, sentenced to hang for the
murder of William McPherson, said to
day that their client had been legally
dead since the week of November 12
the period originally set for the execu
tion, and that the state now has no
right to execute him or set a new date
for the hanging.
Cook has been confined in the
county jail here since his conviction.
He was not taken to the state peniten
tiary because his attorney had secured
a writ of supersedeas from the Supreme
Court. It was discovered today, how
ever, that the family of Cook had failed
to provide funds for printing the ab
stract of record, as required by the
rules of the Supreme Court. When the
60 days allowed for filing the abstract
expired, the appeal to the Supreme
Court died automatically. There was
then no obstacle in the way of carry
ing out the execution. The authorities,
however, supposed the appeal was still
pending. Therefore the execution never
took place..
Attorneys now assert that, as there
is no legal bar to the execution. It
took place, theoretically, on the date
set. and Cook is legally dead.
Cook stands charged with the mur
der of Andrew J. Loyd, who was klllo-l
at the time of the McPherson murder,
but attorneys say that Cook, being le
gally a dead man, cannot be tried on
this charge.
One Lad Sustains Fractured Leg and
Second Spinal Injuries.
Two children were seriously hurt
yesterday as the Tesult of colliding
with automobiles while playing on the
streets. One of them, Gilbert C. Hay
nie, 6 years old. of 129 Thirteenth
street, is unconscious and in a critical
condition, the other, William Dolby,
14 years old, has a broken leg.
The Haynle boy ran into the street
at Thirtneeth and Morrison streets
with his hands in front of his face,
striking the rear end of an automobile
belonging to J. Woods Smith, of 691
Clackamas street. Mr. Smith con
veyed the boy to the Good Samaritan
Hospital, where he had only partially-
recovered consciousness at a late hour
last night. His spine Is Injured and
the ribs are broken near the spine,
while there is some other Internal in
jury. .William Dolby, 14 years old, was
traveling along East Thirteenth and
East Burnside streets on roller skates,
hanging to the end of an automobile
and had just released his hold when he
ran right into an automobile coming
in the opposite direction. The boy was
taken to St. Vincent's Hospital, hav
ing sustanied a broken leg.
"Laird of Skibo" to Send $730,000
to San Francisco Despite Rebuff.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 4. Andrew
Carnegie, with no reference to the dis
cussion as to the advisability of accept
ing "tainted money" for public pur
poses, will send the first installment
of the $750,000 which he offered for
the erection of a library building in
this city. James D. Phelan, ex-Mayor
and now a library trustee ot San Fran
cisco, recently visited the steel mag
nate In New York and today a letter
written by him was received by the
Library Board, in which he says that
Carnegie will give half the amount im
mediately and the balance as required.
Mr. Phelan said that Carnegie made
no reference to the reluctance of the
officials to accept the gift until the
matter had been submitted to the
voters at a special election and finally
indorsed by them.
The city already has raised $126,000
for the library and will raise $900,800
Indictment Sustained
on. Three Counts.
Judge Grants 20 Days to Pre
pare Motion for New Trial.
In Closing Arguments of Columbia
River Orchards Case Prosecuting
Attorney Uses Vigorous Terms
in Denouncing Defendant.
After brief deliberation, a jury in th
United States Court at 8 o'clock last
night found A. J. Blehl guilty on thre
of four counts of an indictment charg
ing him with fraudulent use of the
mails In exploiting the Columbia River
Orchards Company. Biehl is liable to
a sentence of five years in the Federal
penitentiary on each of the three
counts. Judge Bean granted the ap
plication of W. T. Hume, counsel for
the defendant, for 20 days in which to
prepare a motion for a new trial. Sen
tence will not be pronounced against
Biehl until this motion has been dis
posed of. In the meantime he is at
liberty under $6000 bonds.
Tho case against Biehl went to tha
Jury at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon,
but tho 12 men soon went out to dinner
and did not begin their consideration
of the evidence until nearly 7 o'clock.
The jury was unanimous for the con
viction of Blehl, and the only point of
difference was the number of counts
in the indictment on which he should
be found guilty. It was finally voted
to find the defendant not guilty as to
the count involving the letter written
by R. H. McWhorter, a co-defendant.
A verdict of guilty was then signed aa
to the other three counts.
"jBaca Man Connrma Verdict.
When the verdict, which was handed
to the court by J. T. Munkers, foreman,
of the Jury, had been read, Attorney
Hume asked that the 12 men be polled,
and each confirmed the verdict. It
was then that Mr. Hume asked for 20
days in which to submit a motion for
a new trial. United States Attorney
McCourt did not oppose the request,
which was promptly granted. Blehl
showed no emotion when the verdict
wan read.
With the exception of a few minor
witnesses examined at the opening of
court yesterday, the day was devoted
to closing arguments by United States
Attorney McCourt, for the Government,
and W. T. Hume, for the defendant, and
the exhaustive Instructions of Judge
Bean to the jury.
Mr. Hume insisted that Biehl had not
only put his own money into the or
chard company, but in all his dealings
had shown good faith in the enterprise
and full confidence that it was a feasi
ble project. Counsel said Biehl should
be credited for standing between the
stockholders and Hodges, who, ho
Charged, was the real scoundrel in all
the transactions that resulted in wreck
ing the company. In this connection
he censured the Government authori
ties for not having brought Hodges to
trial. He also criticised the holders
of the bonds for pressing the prosecu
tion of Blehl after having purchased at
bankrupt sale all of the property and
assets of the orchard company and as
sociated companies for only $10,000,
when witnesses for the Government
had testified that the same holdings
were worth $240,000.
Plain and vigorous terms were en-
oncluded on Page 2.)