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VOL. XXXII NO. 38.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY 3IORNING, SEPTEMBER 21, 1913.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Investigators Say Re
ports Are True.
"DEBT" FALLACY PUNCTURED
Bondage of Aged Men Dates
From Their Childhood.
WOMEN SOLD AS WIVES
Chinese Residents Believed to HaTe
Acquired tost of Spouses by
Purchase Dean Worcester-
HAS LAND CONTEST
IMPERIAL VALIEY ENTRY IN
BEATEN BY OUIHEI
Boy Golfer Shows His
Nerve in Crisis. '
VARDON AND RAY OUTPLAYED
Error In Publication of Entry in
Discovered, Which Mrs. Wilson
Seeks to Correct.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20. (Special.)
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, wife of the
President of the United States, was a
desert entryman for a part of the date
lands in the Salton Sea basin of the
Imperial Valley, until she was notified
by the local Land Office that her entry
had been cancelled.
Through a contest filed at the Land
Office today it appears that Mrs. Wll
son and Philip T. Herbert laid claim
to 102 acres, 2 of which were in Mrs.
Wilson's name. The land was origin
ally entered by John L. Kins, who sub
sequently sold It to other persons, ex-
o!p.tInf, 20 ,e" '." ""I"4'8 name and CHEERS ANNOY EXPERTS
06 ill 41 o. n"ii a ii.iiiv
An error In publication of first entry
was discovered, and a correction was
ordered by the land office, but again
instructions were not followed, and, in I English Professionals Break Under
Scenes of Frenzied Excitement
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20. Secretary
Garrison had before him today a Phil
Ippine slavery report by W. H. Phlpps,
auditor for the Islands, backing: up
the startling charges of Dean Wor
cester. It cites details of many cases
of boys and girls sold Into slavery
at prices ranging from 60 to 1100 and
says that heads of savage families
sell their daughters and regard the
practice as a right.
"I have no hesitancy in saying that
I think the charges of Secretary Wor
cester that slavery exists In the Phil
ippinea are sustained," says Mr. Phlpps.
List of SlaTts ttlvra.
The Philippine report is based on
investigation conducted under the dl
rectlon of the Philippine auditor by
district auditors. It was accompanied
by a list of 67 persons held as slaves.
some being held outright and some un
der the so-called "debt system." the
fallacy of which is shown by the fact
that some of the slaves so held are
more than 60 years old and have been
held by their present' owners since
"The almost universal report made
to me by each person who has been
asked to investigate," wrote Mr. Phlpps,
"was that slavery in some form ex
isted to his personal knowledge. With
a number It is a form of peonage, which
is the most extensive form of slavery
practiced here; with many others it
will be noted It Is the barter and sale
. ,of human beings by one person to an
other who holds such person so sold
to him In absolute subjection, and they
perform duties and labors for him
without compensation further than
scanty clothing and In many cases in
Informants Fear Publicity.
All of the district auditors who as
sisted Mr. Phlpps were obliged to prom
ise their informants that the source
of information would not be made pub
lic The names of the officials who
helped In the preparation of the re
port are also witheld. One investigator
made this report:
"My observation has been that the
largest percentage of real slavery exists
In those provinces adjacent to or in
part inhabited by hill tribes or so
called non-Christians. I myself have
known of several Instances where chil
dren have been purchased from the
hill tribes and believe that a house-to
house canvass of the servants of the
well-to-do class of Filipinos and a
proper Inquiry Into their status will
show that a large number of them arc
actually owned, having been acquired
Wtvea Bought by Chinese.
"Some of these are old men and
women who hare been the property of
some family since childhood.
'There Is a considerable traffic in
girls. I personally have had several
offers of this kind, and It Is a generally
known fact that a large percentage of
Chinese who have Filipino wives actu
ally boufrht them at a stipulated price.
the course of time, Herbert and Mrs.
Wilson were notified that their, home
stead had been cancelled.
In her petition filed today, ther first
lady of the land seeks to gain posses
sion of her date acreage through prop
er publication. Although the informa.
tion Is not official, it is understood here
that Mrs. Wilson intends at some future
Strain, While Young1 American
Amateur Plays Coolly to Finish.
National Titlo Is Won.
BROOKLIJfE, Mass., Sept. 20. An-
time ot engage in the date-growing In- othe' name was added to America's list
dustry. having been attracted to this of victories in international sport here
enterprise by the reputed large returns today, when Francis Ouimet, a young
to be had. local amateur, won the 19th open cham
pionship tournament of the United
BIBLE STUDENTS COME FAR Stttes ' Association.
The winning of this National title
v..w 7l.nrf.r. PohpIi Enirenn and w" H'ted to an international plane,
I "no 10 ine sensational circumstances ,
Will sway BCTipiurea. of the play and the caliber of the en
trants whom Ouimet defeated during
EUGENE, Or., Sept. 20. (Special.) his four days' march to victory. Safely
Harry I. Bell and Francis L. Purnell. berthed in his qualifying round, the boy
who registered this week as students trailed the leaders in the first half of
at the Eugene Bible University, came the championship round; tied with
all the way from New Zealand to take Harry Vardon and Edward Ray, the
the course in training for the ministry I famous English professionals for first
here. They left Auckland August 20 place in the final round, then outplayed
and reached Victoria, B. C, Septem- them today in the 18-hole extra round
ber 17. . which was necessary to decide the 1913
The young men comment on the I championship.
street lighting In American cities, de- Ouimet won with a score of 73
claring It to be far superior to the illu- strokes, two under par for one of the
mination In New Zealand cities. The hardest courses in the country. Vi
streets and roads, however, are de- don finished five strokes behind Ouimet
INDEX OF TODAY NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
- 64.8 decrees; minimum, 55.5 degree.
TODAY'S Rain and cooler; - southerly
clared to be much better In New Zea
land than they are in the United States.
with 77; Ray took third place with 78.
CROWDS STARE AT KING
Constantino Unmolested in Paris,
Despite Remarks in. Berlin,
Hlarhent Rank la Won
It was not the actual defeat of this
famous pair of golfers so much as the
manner of this defeat that entitles
Ouimet's name to rank with that of
Maurice-E. McLoughlln, champion in
tennis, and Harry Payne Whitney,
PARIS, Sept. 20. King Constantino leader in polo. Ouimet, a tall, slender
of Greece walked about the downtown youth just past his teens, not only out
streets of Paris today In civilian cloth- I played and outnerved Vardon and Ray
ing and attended by only one aide. In the play-off a wonderful fact in it
The police had taken precautions to self but succeeded in batting his way
guard him, o.wlng to fears that his through the largest and most remark
remarks recently in Berlin concern- I able field of entrants that ever played
Ing German military science might for an American title.
caus unpleasant incidents. I When Ouimet played his final stroke,
The King, however, was not mo-1 the 8000 persons who had . tramped
lested. A crowd stared at him when mrougn me neavy mist and dripping
he sat down to lunch In a public res- Brass behind the trio of golfers for al
most three hours realized what the
victory meant to American golf and
the scenes of elation which followed
BEAUTY SQUAD TO REMAIN were marked by genuine enthusiasm.
Youth'a Pride Justified.
Police to Continue to Lure 'Mashers'
and Arrest Them.
(Concluded onPaxe 1
The .pride In the young American's
victory was all the more justified be
cause he had responded in perfect form
KANSAS CITT, Sept. 20. According I to a test of nerve, .stamina and knowl-
to an announcement today, a Board of I edge of golf never before required of a
Police Commissioners, the "beauty I player in a national tournament.
squad' of the local police department. On the other hand, his veteran oppo
ls to be maintained indefinitely In an nents, tried players of many a hard
effort to drive "mashers" from the won match in various parts of the
shopping district. world, broke under the strain, leaving
A complete outfit of the latest fem- Ouimet to finish as coolly as he had
lnlne toggery is being gathered at po- started.
lice headquarters and the police "beau- I The very fact that Vardon and Ray
ties" will be sent out to lure and ar- could not hold up under the stress of
rest men who attempt flirtation with I the struggle shows the titanic form and
strangers on the street. I strain ot the final round. Vardon has
five times won the English open cham-
Two Postmasters Named. I plonship and in 1909 won the American
finrwATTQ w..h Knt jo iKn.. Pn Wheaton. 111., defeating J. H.
ciaD John P. Winkler has been ap- Taylor. England's greatest golfer and
pointed postmaster at Adna and J. E. I present champion. Before the tourna-
Wllson postmaster at waivme, Lewis merit began Kay and vardon were 2-
County. Both were examined at the to-l favorites. Even after Ouimet had
recent dyil service examination In this t,e(1 th wagers were laid at 6 to 4
city. There were no other applicants . ' T .. .
for the postmastership at either of that one of the Englishmen would de-
thesa places. " (Concluded on Pace .) I
Sunken treasure hunt is thrilling.
. 1, pago 10.
German scientist finally finds' smallpox
germ. Section 1, page 10.
Andrew Carnegie big puzzle to English Just
now. Section -1, page 10.
Senate committee to bear currency experts.
Section 1, page 2.
Lane will Insist on general Federal office
building for Portland. Section 1, page 2.
- ' - Iomestlc.
Sulzor to fight to end. Section 1, page 1
Government . advises people to eat what
' they like. Section 1. page J.
Governor Felker says his mind is open in
Thaw case. Section 1, page 6.
President' wife faces land contest on ac
count of technicality In entry of date
lands. Section 1, page 1.
Pacific Coast Leaiuo results: Venice 8,
Portland 5; Sacramento 5, Oakland
San Francisco 4, Los Angeles a.
' 2, page 4.
Northwestern League results: Seattle 7,
Portland 0: Vancouver 2-0. Spokane 1-2
Victoria S, Tacoma 1. Section 2. page 4.
Beavers and Colts will fight for supremacy
September 29. Section 2, page
Football outlook at Oregon still is cloudy.
Section 2, page 2.
Ouimet, boy golfer, wins final match from
British processionals, section i, page i
Irish-American Club wins Metropolitan
Senior track championships, section ,
Joe Rivers sells autos In hope of escaping
Jail sentence. Section 2, page 6,
Balance Is left after expenses of Multno
mah County Fair are paid, section o
Albany host this week to Oregon Knights
Templars. - Section 1, page 7.
Douglas County Fair most successful in
history. Section J, page ll.
Fire in Washington forests threatens homes
of ranchers. Section 1, page 7.
Folndexter may have to fight for leadership
of Progressives, section 1, page 8.
Homestead requirements modified by De
partment or Interior, bection t, page s.
Socialists of Coos, registering as Democrats
believed in alliance with Governor, bec
tion 1, page 9.
Mrs. John Edwin, of Brogan, Or., and son
killed by train on Snake Klver onage.
Section 1. page 0.
Commercial and Marine.
Advance in freights will not stop export
flour trade. Section 2, page 17.
Wheat weakened at Chicago by heavy sell
ing. Section 2, page 17.
Early loss in stocks recovered in late rally.
Section 2, page 17.
Port sets new record for number of big ves
sels on river. Section 2, page 17.
Portland and Vicinity.
Milk show to open tomorrow exceeds scope
of original plans. Section 1. page 13.
"Alfalfa Special" starts on first state tour
on Tuesday. Section 1, page 12.
Portland and Hood River men to confer
on proposed Columbia highway. Section
2. page 18.
Children guests at new library. Section 1,
Interstate bridge movement grows. Section
1, page 11.
SULZER TO FIGHT
HiS FOES 10 El
Discounted by Acts.
GLYNN IS NOT RECOGNIZED
Intent of Administration Con
cession Is Denied.
FRIEND STAYS IN PRISON
Efforts of Garrison's Counsel to
Procure 'Writ of Habeas Corpus
Defeated by Absence of...
Judges From City.
ALBANT, N. T., Sept 20. With ru
mors current that Governor Sulzer
would resign in the event that his at
torneys lose their fight to prevent him
from being forced to defend himself
before the high court of impeachment.
statements forthcoming from his coun
sel today seemed to indicate that he has
every intention of fighting the case
out to the end, be it bitter or sweet.
The statements were inspired by the
general Interpretation placed on the
letter which Mr. Sulzer sent yesterday
to Lieutenant-Governor Glynn, turn
ing over to him for signature requisi
tion papers for the extradition of a
prisoner. The letter was taken to mean
that the impeached executive thereby
recognized the right of Mr. Glynn to
act as Governor pending the outcome
of the trial.
SECOND IN SHOOT
CRACK TEAM WITHIN ' TEN OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA SCORE.
Price Gains Full Cent
ONLY SMALL LOTS ARE SOLD
Washington Sharpshooters Third,
Far in Rear Rally by Canadians
at 1000 Yards Tnrns Tide.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Sept. 20. The
British Columbia team won the North
west International shoot at the Rich
mond range today, with 1701 points,
being a lead of tenr over the Oregon
team. The Washington state team
scored 1604. The victory of the local
shooters was in doubt up to the last
stages of the match, the orogonians rct Mn.,rtlI M T B . ...
shooting well throughout and being 12 -aoi, uu vuuj, may I I y IU DUy
points In the lead when the finals at
the 1000-yard distance were entered.
The consistent and steady work of
the British Columbia team at the long
While the day was fair and most
conditions were good for shooting, the
wind was tricky, being a rear fish tail
and this devolved on the coaches the
brunt of the fight.
The visiting teams were In good con- Internal Revenue Figures Show De
dition, just having come from the
Oregon Crop in Volume.
BEER CONSUMPTION GAINS
United States shoot at Camp Ferry,
where the Oregon team came third In
the National match, beating every state
and only being bested by two regular
The shooting done yesterday Is re
garded as being exceedingly good, the
score of the British Columbia team be
ing only 13 points behind that of the I
winners of the Pal ma trophy at Fort
Perry, which ia considered the cham
pionship long-range event of the world,
and topping the second and third-place
teams on the Palma trophy.
The Argentina team in the Palma
only scored 1684 and the Canadian
team, which was third, 1676.
nmiiil of Brewers Is Likely to
Gain London Quotations Show
Trade Is Excited, Bullish. (
LONDON, September 20. Hop
market excited and still advancing.
Sales of English hops made as high
as 190 and 200 shillings a hundred
weight, continental markets are ac
tive and still advancing.
BOND ISSUE IS REQUESTED
Bay City Taxpayers Would Expend
$20,000 on Street Work.'
BAY CITT, Or., Sept. 20. (Special.)
Petitions being circulated now among
property owners In Bay City are soon
to be presented to the Council praying
for a $20,000 bond issue under what Is
popularly known as the Bancroft act,
by virtue of which the principal streets
are to be improved and brought to
A resurvey of the town was recently
completed by Engineers Richardson and
Stannard, of Portland, and a new map
drawn that has been officially accepted
by the Council and filed at the county
seat. The engineers also established
proper grades for streets and made blue
prints showing cuts and fills necessary,
also outlined a sewer system that will
likely be accepted.
CROCKERS SETTLE SUIT
"Four Figures" Said to Have Been
Paid for Girls' Auto Accident.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20. Suit for
damages In the amount of S10.000
against Misses Ethel and Helen Crock
er wag dismissed in San Mateo County
today, after William H. Crocker, the
San Francisco banker and father of
the girls, had made a financial settle
ment with Mr. and Mrs. John Flaisted,
of San Jose.
The Plalsteds declared they were
permanently injured when the automo
bile, driven by Miss Ethel, crashed into
their buggy on the county road in
The settlement, according to the
Plaisted's attorneys runs well into four
Surrender Ia Denied.
That his counsel Valentine Taylor
and D. Cady Herrick, as well as the
Governor's secretary, Chester C. Piatt
emphatically denied. Apparently all
were eager to. correct the Impression
that In the midst of the fight the Gov
ernor had surrendered the position
upon which he has stood since his im
peachmentthat he was impeached
unconstitutionally and is therefore still
Governor. They made it plain, that he
did not recognize as final the recent
decision of Supreme Court Justice Has-
brouck, that Mr. Sutzer as Governor
has no right to exercise the pardoning
"Neither Governor Sulzer nor his
counsel," Judge Herrick said tonight,
"haVe conceded for one moment the
right of Lieutenant-Governor Glynn to
act as Governor, nor that the Assembly
had jurisdiction to impeach him at the
Test Case Invited.
"Counsel for Governor Sulzer asked
Mr. Glynn shortly after the articles
of impeachment were served on the
Governor to make a test case, so that
the question as to who was to act as
Governor in the meantime might be
decided. Of course, it followed that if
such a test case were made both par
ties would abide by the result. That
request was refused.
Sulser Breaks Silence.
Governor Sulzer tonight broke the
silence which he has maintained since
his Impeachment trial began and de
clared he had no intention of resigning
and would fight the battle to the end.
Resign!" he ejaculated. "I have no
more Idea of doing that than I have of
committing harl kirl."
The Governor's formal statement that
he would not resign was not issued un
til after he had argued at great length
with his counsel. Throughout the case
they have been opposed to his saying
anything for publication. But he has
overruled them a few times, though not
since the trial began, until tonight. His
"I have been advised by my counsel
not to make any statement or do any
There was a full cent advance In hop
nriuia In th at . w n - - .
I i tip rAn p t Tfl V I vsi ci,uu iua-i not veaif r-
LMIVC rMVUnO DHIMHI.H I MA day. Since the opening of the week.
me raamci uaa gone ud 6 cents a
Senator ueplores ilcmovai, baying I pound.
Amiln Woul.l C.rt. Renr-flt. Buying was lighter yesterday than
ma pieceuiug aay, noi oecause or
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash- ' out oecause
lnrtn Sonl 3ft Inr.mnn.. Im M. ""cr ,u""s cuulu luuno. WOO
ter from the Portland Chamber of would BelU All dealers had orders and
Commerce protesting against the tnelr buying agents did the best they
nirir. nf a ta nf n tenth of a cent " Dm larmers were
a. oound on bananas. Senator Lane to- more oumsn man ever.
dav wrote the Chamber saying that this -ooui .uuu Dales an loid changed
tax had been removed by the conferees tz ana .o cents a pound
over his protest. He says the popular The former price was offered In every
Idea that bananas. as sold In this coun- section or ine slate. Down at Eugene
try are a valuable food product Is 26 cents was bid on a lot, but not
erroneous and ' that more frequently accepted. Options good until Monday
they, are detrimental to health. They were taken at 26 and 27 cents.
are to be regarded strictly as a iruit Small Crops Change Hands.
and that Deing true, ne says, any tax Dozens of small crops have changed
ah ttAnanu.. urml 11 Vl f. V a a TOnnAnOV t It I ....
-- " - I hands in the past two days. Among
create a oemi uit6. th. l.-,rrr int. .nM r
fruit, especially in tne eastern mar.BLa. Hillshoro. 250 hal.r Rf.
H-: . 1. . L. D..nm. ' ...... 1 I . i iwl n .H 1
VVUH 1113 f aiiauia vaHat uj.vi.ivi. auu
- .1 ,n? j .
nreon and Washington's young or- " "cl,.u:u.c, ". ' pennon,
chards in full bearing. Mr. Lane says ot Independence, 200 bales,
the Facilic Coast will soon be supplying Tn J- Copeland crop of 110 bales,
a large part of the fruit consumed in at Orting. Wash., was sold to a Port
the Eastern states and, that being true, land dealer at 25 cents. This is the
he takes issue with the Chamber on first sale that has been made in Wash
its attitude and declares the tax on ington since the present boom struck
bananas would be greatly In the In- the market
terest of the Oregon applegrower. I The hop-growing sections around
Puyallup and Chehalls were visited by
several buyers yesterday, but there as
in Oregon, the growers were not in a
mood to sell.
T.' .. . i-n anlvt, wUr V., irn 1, n f
1 Aan ibiii iii.il' u. d, iiv. ii u i u 111 u . . . .
Stray Lead Also Fatally Pierces L clear flf the mrket BQ faf, arnow
MELON PLUCKER IS SHOT
Horse of Patch Invader.
I telegraphing for quotations, and it
would occasion no surprise if they
I would try soon to buy In volume. This
Receiving a charge of No. 4 shot in his cn have only one effect on the market
right thigh while In a watermelon if the exporters keep on buying.
ALBANT, Or., Sept. 20. (Special.)-
patch near Sclo, Jake Smelser, a young
man of Sclo, was seriously wounded
last night. His condition is not danger,
London Market Advances.
There is no reason to believe that the
foreign operators will pull out soon.
The London market Is going up faster
According to reports received here I q th- 0reKQn market and thl make!l
the current price here a sound one.
New crop English hops sold in London
(Concluded on Page 8.)
today from Sclo, Smelser, who is em
ployed as a driver In the Scio livery
. . . i . . t . C 1 vnM r.
trrp:ewh:n7l passed a watermelon rdy " high as 200 shillings a
natch adjoining the road. He decided hundredweight, which is equivalent to
to take a melon home with him and 42 cents a pound Allowing for the
had climbed tht fence, when a shot was I difference between the Oregon and
tired and Smelser wound that he was London markets in the way of freight
wounded. He was able to climb the Ij other charges, and also for the
Scio. "uwcv,!" "'Q "' l" premium that the Englishmen naturally
Some of the shot which did not strike would pay for their own crop, and
Smelser struck one of his horses and I there Is still a spread of several cents
penetrated the animal s lungs so It was I between the two markets. This spread
necessary to kill it. It has not been I . anr nf the nrrunn nrtlrlo. Th.r.
Ilt1 LtlJLZll Ure. it is regarded as certain that the
r into a iran which had been set In bid price in this state. will be advanced
the watermelon field. ' Conenided on Page 3.)
SOME OF THE PAST WEEK'S EVENTS ARE ILLUMINED BY CARTOONIST REYNOLDS.