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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (May 23, 1915)
3IAY 23, ID 15.
MEN ARE TO BLAME,
FREIGHTER WRECKED NEAR COOS BAY.
John D., Jr., Gives Denial to
Specific Charges That Com
pany Made Trouble.
HEARINGS GIVEN EMPLOYES
THE SUSDAT OREGOXIAN', PORTLAND,
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Company Glad, Sajs Witness, to
feet Tlio.-c on Own lu j roll and
Treat Wltli Them l'irsst Vio
lence Attributed to Strikers.
WASHINGTON. Slay 22. Concluding
his two-day examination by the In
dustrial Relations Commission today.
John 1. Rockefeller, Jr.. entered de
nials to three charges, which If aus
tniiied. according to Commissioner
AVeinstock. "would lay at the door of
the Colorado mine operators the re
sponsibility for the unfortunate hap
prtiinjfs" in the Colorado coal strike.
The chat pes were framed and pre
sented by Commissioner Welnstock as
being, in brief, the allegations brought
against the operators by the strikers.
Despite frequent clashes between
the witness and Chairman Walsh as to
the form of the questions, there was
.little friction at the hearing today.
Only two members of the commission,
Chairman Walsh and Commissioner
"Weinstoik, attended throughout the
Strikers' Charge Itrvlewrd.
When Chairman Walsh finished
questioning Mr. Rockefeller. Commis
sioner Wclnstock presented a letter to
the latter which set forth a prelim
inary statement in which the com
missioner reviewed the commission's
inquiry into Colorado conditions.
"What I have been able, in brief, to
Rrt out of it all." it read, "is that the
strikers and their sympathizers make
three sneclftc charges.
"That at no time after the strike
could they get a hearing at the hands
of the operators.
"That the civil and judicial ma
ihinery for obtaining such justice as
the law affords was in the hands of
the operators and not available to the
Operators Accused of Violence.
"That the operators through their
agents were the first to resort to
violence and that all the violence which
followed was defensive on the part of
the strikers and not offensive.
"If these three charges have been
established, then it must be plain that
the responsibility for the unfortunate
happenings in Colorado must clearly
be laid at the door of the operators
and the strikers are entitled to all sup
port and sympathy of the American
Answering the first charge, Mr.
"The representatives of the unions,
no far as I know, have not met in
conference with the operators; but tho
striking miners, as 1 understand it,
were present at a meeting called by
Governor Ammons on November 26.
"w here they met three of the operators,
with the Governor, and discussed the
Company wllllnc Meet Men.
Mr. Rockefeller quoted a telegram
from President Wellborn, of the Colo
rado Fuel & Iron Company, relating:
to this meeting, and said this was the
only conference he knew of at which
representatives of the miners were
"The Colorado Fuel & Iron Company."
he continued, "has always been and
always is ready to meet with its men
or -with the representatives whom its
men may elect men working in its
"As to whether the civil and Judicial
ministry were in the hands of the op
erators and not available to the strik
ers, 1 am not in a position to state.
I have understood testimony has been
ottered on both sides. T think th
fact, with regard to party lines, is that
the election which took place in Colo
rado in the Fall, turning out as it
did, would indicate that the ballot is
rtill powerful in that state to repre
sent the will of the people."
Discussing the final charge as to
tlir beginning of violence in the strike,
Mr. Rockefeller asserted:
"I naturally regret, now that these
arc ll matters of the past, to reopen
the question of where the blame may
properly rest, but the Information 1
have Is that the beginning of violence
was on the part of the strikers, when
one of the camp marshals was killed.'
Mr. Rockefeller quoted from a letter
to him from ex-Superintendent Bowers.
of the Colorado company, reporting the
shooting of a Marshal on September 23.
Karlier in the day. Mr. Rockefeller,
rftcr a slight brush with Chairman
Walsh over the introduction of a let
ter he caused to be written to President
Wellborn, of the Colorado Fuel & Iron
Company, by Starr J. Murphy, his coun
sel, succeeded in getting before the
Commission an account of his part in
having attorneys for the company
withdrawn as assistants to state au
thorities In prosecuting strikers.
AMAZING EXHIBIT IS GIVEN
(Continued VTom First Pay.)
bv the water and mud flowing down
tho western slope. They reported that,
as they ascended, the heat became
preater. Ordinarily the sides have been
covered with snow down to the timber
line. Nearly all the snow has disap
peared. The violence of the mud streams that
flooded the valley swept out bridges
which have withstood the seasonal
floods In the creek for years. Every
bridge over Hat Creek from the base
of Lassen Teak to Cassel, 30 mile
north, is reported out.
RX'OW IS M1XTKU BV HOT LAVA
AVeatlicr Conditions Make I'.xaniina
tlon of Volcano Perilous.
SAX FRANCISCO. Way 2 3. "Hot lava
from the crater of lessen peak melted
the snow on the slopes and caused the
flood of mud which descended on Mot
Creek yesterday," said Supervisor
Rushing in his report to the forest
service here today.
He also said that the heavy rains
and the recent cloudburRt in the Lassen
region may have caused the volcanic
substance which covered the peak to
"The fact that a red glow has been
observed from Lasspn peak for several
nights, " he said, "gives credence to the
report that hot lava melted the snow
and caused the flood."
Weather conditions have made a full
investigation so dangerous that the
forest rangers dispatched by him have
stopped their work, awaiting a lull in
Ilecla Mine Pajs .520.000.
WALLACE. Idaho. May 22. (Spe
cial.) The Ilecla Mining Company paid
It 1 1?.1 dividend today, amounting to
j.'o.ooo for the month. This makes a
total of JTO.onn for the year and a
grand total of $3,260,000 since the prop
erty became a. producer.
SHIP HITS ROCKS
Claremont Founders Off Coos
CAPTAIN TAKES BLAME
S. lU-iisoii. on First Trip, Admits He
Turned Craft on Outer End of
Sunken Jetty, but Is Among
Last to Quit Ship.
(Continued From First Page.)
the sea and was swimming ashore,
when a boat was lowered from the
steam schooner Saginaw, and he was
picked up and put ashore near Charles
ton. It was reported at first that it
was the Saginaw which had struck
and was calling for help.
The Claremont struck the rocks at
10-30 o'clock, and it was after 6 o'clock
this evening before it was known
definitely that all hands on board were
saved. The sea was rough when the
craft struck and grew more so as the
work of rescue was taken up and car
ried on, making seconds seem as min
utes to those on board fearful that
death mitjht be their fate.
Operating a breeches buoy the life
savers, using the dredge as a base, took
off the imperiled paseangers and crew!
in the record time of one in every three
and. one-half minutes. There were 23
on board when the Claremont struck.
The sea is growing rougher and it is
expected the Claremont will be en
tirely broken up before morning. Cap
tain Benson, of the ill-fated craft, ad
mits he was not familiar with the en
trance of the harbor, turning too far
to the north, thus striking the sub
The Claremont has operated here for
several years, usually in the Columbia
River lumber trade and loading north
bound with general cargo, until
recently being numbered with the
Dodge line. but was taken over
by the Swayne & Hoyt inter
ests and was in theid service when
she got into trouble. The vessel was
built in 1907 at Aberdeen, Wash., and
was of 747 tons gross and 418 tons net
register, hex length being 3S8.4 feet,
beam 38.4 feet and depth of hold 12.6
feet. She was used exclusively for
The steamships Breakwater and Kil
burn and the Saginaw, which were
among those which answered the dis
tress signals of the Claremont. did their
utmost to maneuver about the wreck,
and the Breakwater tried three times to
sel, but all to no avail, and all three
boats finally had to withdraw and sur
render to the dredge, which, it was
found, would prove the only craft that
could be utilized in the lifesaving work.
KM 111113 HOUSES SHIPWHECKEW
"Woman, on Jll-l'atcd Vessel, l'ur-
EMPIRE, Or., May 22. (Special.) A
bedraggled aggregation of passengers
ami sailors were landed here from the
dredge Michie this evening. Captain
Benson had his trousers tied up with a
pair of suspenders: first mate Albert
Larson had been given clothing by the
crew of the Michie; Miss Faulkner was
furnished clothing from several
sources; Steward Goller said he saved
his clothing, but all he had was a Sun
mer pair of trousers and a shirt of
percale. Still he was the happiest man
in the bunch.
lloat Owned in San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 22. The
Claremont Steamship Company, of this
city, is the owner of the ill-fated craft
which struck off the Coos Bay sunken
COLONEL WINS VERDICT
(Continue,! Krnm FirstVage.)
diet came from a jury composed of men
of every political faitn."
Before he separated from the jury
he supplemented this with:
"Gentlemen, this is certainly a typical
American verdict. I want to thank you
' ro w d Cbecrn Juror Bnrnn. t
A crowd gathered at the doors of the
Courthouse and cheered Burns. the
juror, as he left the building. Colonel
Roosevelt's attorney. John M. Bowers,
said, with the approval of the Colonel:
"The verdict, of a unanimous jury is
that Theodore Roosevelt had justified
the entire article in suit.
"The victory that Mr. Roosevelt has
won is a victory for good government.
The issue put to the jury was whether
machine government or government by
the people should prevail, and the lat
ter lias prevailed. The article In the
suit was held by the court to be
libelous in two aspects.
"First Bocause it charged .a .corrupt
political alliance between William
Barnes, the Republican leader of the
state, and Charles K. Murphy, the Dem
ocratic leader of the state, in relation
to the state government. (This, the
judge held, was the meaning and pur
port of the article taken as a whole.)
"Second Because the article charged
that the plaintiff had worked through
a corrupt alliance between crooked
business and crooked politics. The jury
was further instructed that they must
render a verdict in favor of the plaintiff,
unless they found that the defendant
established to their satisfaction by a
fair preponderance of evidence that
both charges were true. This burden
was successfully borne by Mr. Roose
velt. Jury System Declared Vindicated.
"It is impossible to determine at this
time the far-reachbig extent of this
verdict for good government.
"The verdict certainly assures us that
the Anglo-Saxon system of determining
questions between litigants is rightly
lodged in the bands of a jury of 12
"Moreover, it determines that jurors
holding political views opposed to those
held by a party will not be swayed
thereby in determining the question
submitted to them."
The foreman of the jury said:
"After the first ballot we stood 11 to
1 in favor of the defendant. Those
figures were never changed. Mr. Burns
refusing to change his vote until this
"Except for Mr. Burns the Jurors -who
voted for the plaintiff on the first ballot
did so, they said, because they did not
want it to appear that they gave insuffi
cient consideration to the great mass
of evidence that was presented during
those five long weeks. We are all very
tired, I assure you."
B Alt X IiS WILL TAKE APPEAL
Ivins Says Courfs Attitude Did Xot
Conform With Precedent.
NEW YORK, May 22. William M.
Ivins, of counsel for William Barnes,
announced today that an appeal would
be taken from the verdict of the jury
The following statement was issued
at the same time by Mr. Barnes:
"There is nothing that I can say
regarding the verdict of the jury in
this matter except that when I brought
the action I knew that the accusation
irmde by Mr. Roosevelt of collusion,
combination or even dickers between
me and Tammany Hall or Mr. Murphy
or any other Democratic agency, not
only for any corrupt purpose but for
any purpose, was absolutely false.
"When I accepted the chairmanship
of the state committee in January,
1911, it was at the request of the mem
bership of the committee at a time
when I bad retired from political life
and when the Republican party was
out of power in the state. As chair
man of that committee, I never at
tempted to build up any 'machine' nor
to dictate nominations, nor to act in
accordance with the ideas which form
erly had prevailed with regard to the
functions of this office.
"The jury declared that I had no
cause for action against Mr. Roosevelt,
who charged me with acts which I did
not commit and therefore, temporarily,
the public may believe that I was
guilty of what I did not do.
"However, the knowledge of the
complete rectitude of my conduct must
content me which, after all, is the only
important thing in life."
Mr. Ivins dealt with the purely legal
aspects of the case.
After saying that the verdict was
entirely unexpected, Mr. Ivins asserted
that counsel for Mr. Barnes were satis
fled from the beginning that "the at
titude of the court toward libel was
not in conformity with precedent." and
had quoted as precedents several cases
which he mentions.
"From the outset," the statement
sets forth, "there was a difference of
opinion between court and counsel for
the plaintiff as to the application or
these precedents to the case. The re
sult was that numerous objections were
taken to the admission and rejection of
evidence, and the entire charge to the
jury was excepted to. with the excep
tion of the court's disquisition on the
law of libel."
These objections, the statement as
serts, furnish ample grounds for an
ORE STAMP MILLS ARE BUSY
Ttecord Activity Attained in Bohemia
District Xear Cottage Grove.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or., May 22.
(Special.) There is every indication of
an active season in the Bohemia- dis
trict this year. Several small stamp
mills have been Installed since last
season and much more work is being
done on small properties than for some
Bartels and Minor have opened up
some good ore for their mill, which is
now in running condition. . George
Bohlman has some jrocd ore out for
his mill and recently has installed a
gasoline engine with which to run the
mill when the water Is low. J. R. Smith
is working his property. George Atkin
son has several men at work at the
Sweepstakes and a big bunch of ore
will be put through the mill at this
property. The mill will be started
within a month.' The extensive Hard
properties will be active, as usual. And
there is some indication that opera
tions will commence again at the big
West Coast properties. There are more
men employed in the district now than
at this time of the season for many
Band Man Held at Rotieburff.
ROSEBURG. Or., May 22. (Special.)
Recognized by a photo sent here from
Seattle, I W. Harriman. a member of
the Douglas County band playing at
the carnival here, was arrested today
and is being held pending the arrival
of an officer. The charge against him
is not known here.
DEAF TO MEET JUNE 12
WASHINGTON' ASSOCIATION' to dis
CCSS STATUS OK SCHOOL.
National Head of Im poster Bureau
Will Lead DtNcnaBlona om Evil
of Pretender Who Bear.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. May 22. (Spe
cial.) The Washington State Associa
tion of the Deaf, an incorporated or
ganization having as its aim the ad
vancement of the adult deaf, will hold
its fourth biennial convention at the
State School for the Deaf here, June
12 to 15.
The status of the deaf of the state
will then be throughly gone over, dis
crimination against them in the line
of employment reported and aggressive
measures adopted. The situation of the
deaf in other sections will be revealed
and delegates elected and instructed to
represent the state at the National con
vention in San Francisco next July.
The programme has been prepared
by President Phil L. Axling. editor of
the Pacific Fanner. A section will be
devoted to discussing the educational
status of various state schools for the
deaf, under the leadership of Dr. Olof
Hanson, a famous deaf architect of
Seattle and formerly president of the
Another interesting section will be
on. B. K. RK.HT.
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THE MAN WHO SAVES TEETH WON'T HURT YOU AND WONT ROB YOU.
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Office Hours: 8 A. M. to 6 P. M.
Young Men's Suits
It is not necessary for me to give any reasons for inaugurating a sale.
My creditors are not pressing me. I am not going to move this year.
I have not had any fire nor do I want any, but I AM going to close out
337 Young Men's Suits
each one of this season's vintage; not an old suit in the lot at prices far
below their real worth.
Every suit is marked in plain figures and is worth every cent that it is
You all know that this is the ONE store in Portland that never permits
the slightest exaggeration in its ads, and that "When you see it in my ad,
These suits are on SALE on the second floor only; I offer j-ou unre
stricted choice of every Young Man's Fancy Spring Suit in stock at the
103 Regular $23 and $P,0 Suits at S19.85
231 Regular $15 and $20 Suits at S14.85
REMEMBER on Sale on Second Floor, Young Men's Department, Only
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Morrison at Fourth
that on impostors, under the lead
ership of the National head of the im
postor bureau. J. Frederick Meagher,
Vancouver's well-known deaf athlete.
Using the slogan "The Deaf Never
Beg," his department of the National
association has secured legislative en
actment ii six states the past three
months, providing heavy penalties for
impostors masquerading as deaf, dumb,
blind or otherwise physically afflicted
to obtain alms.
BRANDY TAX IS PROTESTED
Californiand Say Grape and 'Wine
Industries I'aee Ituin.
SAX FRANCISCO. May 22. Repeal of
the 6pecial tax on brandy is asked in
a memorial to Congress being drafted
by representatives of vitlcultural in
terests in California. It saya that
the grape and. wine industries of the
state will be ruined unless relief is
afforded. The present tax of 55 cents
a gallon on brandy, used in the forti
fication of sweet wines, will be doubled
January 1, 1916.
The appeal to Congress was decided
on at a meeting today called by the
State Board of Viticultural Commis
sioners to determine a course of ac
tion. It was decided to invite members
of the Congressional party now at
Honolulu to inspect the vineyard dis
tricts on their return, to impress on
them the importance of the threatened
At the Start and Save Possible
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PHILOMATH ROUNDUP ON
il l) tt'LST i: i;XTS FKATIRK
Kill ST I1AV OK Kit; IIORSK SHOW.
l'ararie, Burkina;. Trlek Kopinu; and
Baseball (iaat Are Main l".ent.
HIO Saddle to He Awarded.
PHILOMATH. Or.. May 22. (Spe
cial.) The first day of the Round-Up
and Morse Show has been full of thrills
from the start. A public sale was held
in the morning and the afternoon was
taken up with wild West features. The
grand parade was headed by the Philo
math band, and was followed by the
baseball team. After these came
mounted cow girls. Cowboys ill e-hats
and all the fluttering features of tin
days of the i hucK wagon ami the rope
corral were in evidence. The blooded
stock made a fine showing in the
parade which was more than half a
One thousand people witnessed the
exhibition of roping, riding wild steers
and pulling of teams. Tus of wur by
mounted cowboys made up a thrilling
exhibition. Inhibitions of tricks with
a rope, bucking horse contents, races
of cowboys and cowgirls with a bull
dogging thrill were among the more
One of the features was a baseball
game between the Philomath nine and
the Corvallis boys, the score standing
7 to 3. In favor of CnrvMlllw.
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King Hill, gallon $3.45
Prince Albert, gal. . .$3.85
All $1.50 Wines, gal. .85c
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Beer $1 Dozen
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