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VOL. III. 0. 37.
PORTLAND,OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 23, 1906. FIVE SECTIONS FIFTY-FOUR PAGES.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
IN LUST FOR HUMAN BLOOD
good MORHiuG uiTn
"7HAL1G GAPTAIN KILLS FOUR
C ' . " . h. , ' 4 m ,, , i . I . I I ' n 1 II ! 1
Judge Sears Applies
Punishment - During
Sensational Scene in
Attorney' Henry H. McGinn n fined
.. 1160 and District Attorney John Man
. ning was severely ' censured by Pre
' - elding Judge Sears In the suite -circuit
4gart yesterday afternoon for contempt
of court growing out of the remarks
addressed to the court by the two at
torneys yesterday morning. '
McGinn's fine was first fixed at $25.
, but upon his requesting that $2S be
added, and that he desired to repeat
' his statement. Judge Sears added $75.
making the fine $100. McGinn then
made. a. remark personal to the court
and another $50 was added to his pen
alty. Plstrlot Attorney Manning apol-
oglsed for criticising the court.-"
' When court convened yesterday morn-
Ing Attorney McGinn denounced ' the
district attorney as a scoundrel,
charged htm .with instigating the rec
ommendation of the grand jury that
McGinn be proceeded against for oon-
t -tempt of court for his uninvited en
-trance into 4he grand Jurj.xoom on No
vember 12. referred to Manning as "Mr,
Pacing Both "Ways. and said ' "if he
continues in the way he has been doing,
.'Selling justice as cord wood la sold, he
'twill buy the new Wells-Fmrgo building
within a year." ..
- - The district attorney appeared in the
courtroom some time after McGinn had
left it, and said that he was sorry that
McGinn had been permitted. to make bis
remarks; that he - thought the court
would not have permitted the district
t tonyns-lash ; Attorney Mck
Glnn for five minutes, and that McGinn
"' ought to have been told to alt down.
m Judge Oirea Wanda '
' Judge Sears retorted by telling Die
trictAttorneyMannrng thattbe court
; had been Insulted three times by him.
and that the court probably knew as
much of ethics and proper procedure as
the district attorney. In the" afternoon
"Judge Sears Issued the following order.
.. Adjudging- both In contempt of court:.
; "It appearing to the court that two
. members of the bar of this court,
Messrs. Henry B. McGinn... and John
Manning, nave, in the presence of the
court and of the bar assembled, com
ported themselves In an Improper man-'
ner; the former by applying opprobri
. ous epithets to the latter in hla ab
- senoe, wben nothing waa pending be
fore the court to which eucb language
. related, nor any. cause wherein an ap-.
' plication for any order of the court was
requested or desired: and the latter by
thrice denouncing the conduct of the
court In the premises, after- the court
, bad. expressly, prohibited such language. :
(Continued on Pag Eight)
Marine Architect Says
Fleet' Are Extremely
:-;VTr;vT7 Lack of
That every one of .the numerous small
passenger steamers plying on Pucet
sound,wtth-one -exception, la- Hatha to
me same rate as,the Dlx and with the
same awful losa of life In caae of acci
dent la. the opinion of Fred A. Ball In,
the. marine architect who la drawing
' the plana for the boat that la to take
the plaoa of the DIx. ,
... "I have heard of only one of the
mosquito fleet that la bulkheaded," aald
Mr. Ballln laat evening. "The DIx waa
unusually cranky, to be sure, but the
other steamera would hava aunk Just
about aa rapidly, aa only on has bulk
heads to keep the water from rushing
Jn and filling the entire hull. '
"Why, we have palaces on the Colum
Ma and Willamette in comparison with
the steamers running . out of Seattle.
Tha conditions that prevail there
wouldn't be tolerated hare,
' "The . law la to blame. . It requires
that every seagoing vessel carrying paa
sengers shall have at least three water
tight bulkheads. But this regulation
doea not apply to ateamera on aounde
and rivera. yea, there should be such
a regulation applying to the river
ateamere here, too.-
I "The Puget sound steamera run over
'(00 and 1,000 feet of water, and It la
the same aa the ocean jas far aa danger
of sinking la concerned! They certainly
should be required to nave bulkheads."
The Port Blakely Mill company, lea
see of the DIx, was aware of the un
euttnblllty of tha DIx. and asked Mr.
Itallin to visit the- corporation offlcera
for a, consultation on plana for a boat
to take hw place. JJe wag delayed by
WILL SINK LIKE CAS
-V ;; . 0
DID THIS MEAN PITTO CK ?
THE PLUTOCRAT JUST TO THINK THAT IT'S THROUGH
- " THE FRUGALITY. INDUSTRY AND LOVE OF HOME OF
'.; XHE SMALL" HOUSEHOLDER THAT I - GET MY- ENOR
MOUS WEALTH. .' ' ;';.;V; - : ; , , ','',
i f . Reproduced
?OVwad soma power
fIo,.'no ourael's $i ithers ae ue
OFFERS TO LEAD
Woman Resolved That Chester
Gillette Received His Just De
sertsfor the! Murder of His
Sweetheart-EIectric Chair Is
Too Good for Him, She Says;
(Special Dtoeetca by Letetd Wire te The Joeroall
Herkimer, N...Y., Nov. . It. Still re
solved that Chester Gillette receives his
deserts for the alleged murder- of his
sweetheart. "Billy" Brown. Mrs. Mar
guerite Hubbard, a wealthy widow and
hotel proprietress of this city, declared
again today that If Cheater Gillette does
(Continued on Page Two.)
All Boats of Mosquito
Dangerous Through :
tha flood, on the Northern Pacific Una
and reached Seattle Sunday night Just
half an-hour-after-the Dix had ptiitod
out on her laat -trip. In tha collision
with tha Jeahle that night 49 paaaengera
were lost ' Had Mr. BaJlln'a train been
on time he would almost certainly have
been on board when th accident oo
II ia possible that the board of au
pervlslng Inspectors, which meets in
Washington, D. C, next month, will
make a change In the regulations aa
to bulkheads for passenger steamers.
Tha fate of tha DIx, which filled' and
sank almost In the - twinkling of an
rye, will be held up se-an example of
the need of revision. .
"They are all liable to fill and go
down like gas pipes," said Mr. Ballln
of tha Puget aound ateamera.
As soon aa Ballln had consulted with
tha managers of the Port;Blakcry Mill
company he waa commissioned to draw
plana and speclflcationa for a ateamer
to ke the DIx'a place. He la now en
gaged In his Portland offtoa In doing
tthli work. The new. boat will be. 130
feet long aa compared with the 100
feet of tha Dix and will be 12 H feet
beam Inatead of If. Triple expansion
engines are expected to .generate 700
horsepower. ' ' .
The DIx waa so rranfcjt that aha had
to carry. 1( tone of lead ballaat. Tha
Inspectors refused her a license until
this ballaat waa put in. Her paaaenger
limit waa comparatively low. The new
boat will have a passenger capacity of
26 against the DIx'a 16o, and can also
carry, i to (9-oua of freight, '
From' the Utttl of KonrnVt 30. 1908.
the ififtie gl't n
MAN SAID TO BE
New York's Richest Bachelor,
y. Millionaire Clubman and Ath-
lete Enamored of Actress, but
He' Is Not Blind Is Amateur
Champion of the Foils.1
(Special Dtepab by leaWWire te Tbe loorael)
Paris, Nov. J4.The Petit Parlslen
declares the "blind man" whom Mme.
Calve will 'marry is-Eugene Hlgglns,
millionaire, athlete, clubman and "New
York's richest bachelor." t .
Mme. Calve la in Marseilles, where
the steara yacht Taruna, owned by Mr.
Hlgglns. la lying ready for a cruise
through the Mediterranean. . According
to her own statements, she has been
preparing to spend tbe winter aboard
the, yacht of the man she is to wed,
if at tbe end of the cruise she eras
convinced thaahe loved him. It waa
reported that he was totally blind.
rne rent pension, which has been
particularly interested in the remark
able romance, announces almost posi
tively that the unknown nance of the
singer is Mr. Hlgglns. How total
blindness could have been attributed to
Mr. Higsins is inconceivable, as he is
one of the clearest sighted gentlemen
spoken of in this country, polo player.
(Continued on Page Four.)
The railroad oommUaion . bill, drafted
by tha Portland chamber of commerce,
will meet with hearty support on the
part of O over nor Chamberlain, who
believes In a railroad commission and
who will suggest to the legislature In
his messnge that a commission- be cre
sted and that it be given power effec
tively to regulate and control the rail
roads and correct abuses under which
Oregon has been -suffering for the
many yea re now past-' - - -
It la the opinion of tha governor that
should a commission law, be enacted,
and he Is hopeful that the legislature
will aea the necessity for. such action,
the chief executive of tha state ahould
be held responsible for' the doings of
the commission and thst he should
hava the power to aummararlly remove
any member of the commission who. for
any reason led him to believe that the
Interests of the people were not being
safeguarded. ' ,
"The result pf such 'an appointment,
with such powers, would In an ensuing
election centralise the railroad and antl
railroad fight upon one person on the
whole ticket, and It would then be left
for the people themselves to determine
whether, they desired a nan who would
favor a commission vested with full
power of were opposed to Its crea
tion. Ia oUiar worda, it woulj oe
CHAMBERLAIN FAVORS COMMISSION
And Yet the Owner of
The Oregonian Cries
"Plutocrat at Other
Portland Citizens '
County Records Show How Mil
. lionaire Pittock Gained His
Wealth, Not by His pwn Ex-
ertion, but by the Worlcof the
Public. . u':-'T'
While the Oregonian ,makes much
use of the opprobrious term "pluto
crat," the fact is that the man who
owns a majority stock in that publi
cation' and who controls its policy,
Henry U. Pittock. Is the richest Indi
vidual in Portland or even In the state
of Oregon. Pittock came to the north
west a poor boy when Portland was a
mere village and his millions are more
nearly a product Of "unearned incre
ment" in their entirety than is tbe
wealth of any other of Portland's capi
talists. ' ' ' - --
The most valuable single piece of
property -owned by Pittock exclusively
is block 215, city of Portland, bounded
by West Park, Tenth, Washington and
Stark streets. . This - block Is assessed
at 33:,2&0, of which S2.2&0 la for
buildings'. . This assessment .' is less
than half Its value, however, aa an
option recently given proves. If the
terms of the option are oarrled out the
property "will be leased for years.
tbe remnneratioa to be 130,000 a year
and . the leesee to pay all the tames.
Figuring on a basis of four per' cent,
the Usual rate - under similar circum
stances, thvalue of" the property
would fcetTSO.000. : It to-safe to say
that block 31 jcauli not. be bought for
less thaa that price.
How much of this wealth is unearned
increment? Book A. page 137, of the
Multnomah county assessment records,
shows that Henry L. Pittock bought
block JIB in 186S, just '60 years ago,
for $300. By simple arithmetio we And
that 1300 Is 1-2S00 part of 1750,000 and
that therefore 2,4(8-2600 of the Wash
ington street property of Mr. Pittock
IS" composed of what h
dainfully refers to aa unearned ' in
crement." J.'1, 1'.
Shabby Xottsea oa Talaable Xand.
very body-knows the Pittock '
block on ' Washington street. ' Thny
know it , by llu lone pair of shabby
wooden houses and Its bristling of un
kempt timber." It Is almost unique in
one way. It Is a valuable down-town
block which presents the appearance of
a section of a deserted village. But for
the two shabby house, every dollar of
the 1760,000 value added to the original
purchase price, has been added, not by
the labor or enterprise of Henry l f it
toe It, but by the labor end enterprise of
tho public, which built a city around
the block and thereby gave it value.
While the value of Mr. Plttock'a in
vestment has been created by the public.
the taxes thereon have been paid by the
public. Or rather, Pittock hat escaped
an equitable tax by undervaluation of
his property on the assessment rolls.
During the past 10 yesrs the taxes col
lected on the block averaged only $1,166
a year, or less than two-tenths of' one
per cent of the present value. Refer
ence to the public records will show
that, in 1897, the block was assessed at
only 234,015. The following year the
assessor reduced the valuation by 16.
The next year Pittock succeeded In se
curing an assessment of only 123.1(5
or more" than $10,000 stlU less. In 1804
the bldck was assessed at 125.480. it
waa Jumped to 142.420 in 101, stayed in
the forty thousand column until 1906,
when, upon the advent of Aasesnor B. IX
Slgler, it was raised to $227,250. This
year another raise waa made to $232,260,
and even this is less than" half -the
value of the property, aa shown by the
option recently given. : - .
(Continued on Page Four.)
straight-out railroad and ' antl-rallroad
fight. If occasion for It aver arose.
"Aa to the powers tna cemmlnelon
should have, they ahould be absolute,"
continued the governor, "possessing. In
so far aa conatitutlonal provisions would
permit, tbe same powers aa a court.
"The Dill has been aubmitted to me,"
said tbe governor yesterday In speaking
of the draft which haa been prepared
by tha transportation committee, of the
Portland chamber . of commerce. "I
favor a railroad commission In .this
state,", continued " tha governor, "with
the responsibility' for Its appointment
and for Its failure to act vested en
tirely in the governor. o that ha will
be held responsible tor Its action or
non-action. In order that the responsi
bility be vested In him he should, in my
opinion, have, the summary power of
removal, ao that If tha commission falls
to act ha can nil the place. with men
who will earry out hla wlahee.
"The bill which haa. been prepared by
a committee of the chamber of com
merce haa been examined by ma and It
aeema to me that it covera all the points
necessary to regulate the operation of
the railroads, within tbla atate."
The governor then . came Out flat
footed ..for the creation of a commission
by taa' legislature au4 etateO. It a bis
READY TOR THE, NEXT FIRE
FIRE QEPT . JY.
'wait i HQ for An ALARM
RANCH WITH BUT
Young Man Claiming to Be Son
of Jacob Schiff of New York
' ; Flies High in Texas, Throws
' Money to Street Gamins, but
. Soon Comes to Grief.
(Special Dtepatdi by Lesatd Wire (o The Jonrnal)
Oalveslon. lex., noy. i. A young
man claiming to be Jacob Bchlff Jr.,
aon-oT- MrUtorortra- Behlff- of jJew If or
ia in jail at Victoria, Texas, charged
with obtaining money under false pre
tenses. He had bought a 10,000-acre
ranch for $300,000, paid (260 cash snd
exeouted drafts and notes to the full
amount before It was discovered he waa
He arrived at Victoria three daya ago
and apent money lavishly, throwing
halves and quarters to atreet gamins.
He talked of railroad and land projects
and had the townsfolk doing him great
honor, displaying bonds and financial
documents he found merchants anxloua
to cash his checks, ranging from (26. to
(100. He waa away in the country In
specting more ranch property wnen ad
vices from New York announced some
thing was wrong. When confronted
with the charges the young man awore
hla father, Jacob Schiff, ' had not ap
proved of . hla Texaa tTreestmenta--eiid
waatilaylng a tnex on mm. xie sent
a wire to Jacob Schiff telling bint of
hla plight and requesting him to de
posit (60.000 to his account in the Ger
man National bank.'
The reply stated that Mr. Schiff had
no son in Texas.
The young man had several hundred
dollars In cash when he reached Vic
toria. His wardrobe is extravagant and
be la well educated.
I : '
Oanadian Strikers SUot.
Hamilton. ' Ortt, Nov. 24. Several
persona were .Injured in collisions be?
tween rioters and the police and aoldlers
here tonight. Several streetcars were
demolished by the striking streetcar
men and their . aympathlaera.
intention to auggeat and support such
an action. .
"I Intend to recommend the creation
of a commission In my message to the
legislature." ha said, "and I am of the
optnlon that a bill wl11 Pass substan
tially In the form of the one to which
I have alluded.
"I believe that with such a commis
sion, vested With such powers, the ques
tion of the car shortage and generally
of equipment could be. speedily regu
lated and that discriminatory ratea
could be practically abolished.
"Complaints are continually coming
to ma from various parte of the state
of failure on the part of the railroad
companlea to furnish care even for per
ishable property. Taker an Instance.
Yesterday I received a letter from a
gentleman on tha Una of a railroad run
ning Into Portland, and not a very
great distance from the city, charging
that ho had Invested money In pota
to that necessitated the use of 20 cars
for their removal to market, - The
writer further complained that although
ha had repeatedly appealed for cara .ha
had thus far been furnished with only
one, and. that there were no prospects
for" more. Other complaints along the
same Una continually reach me, and
this la ona of tha aerloua evils which an
efficient railroad commission ' can yro
ceea to. racuiaia." , ,
New York Jouniml.
E. T. Barnett, Wealtty Miner
and Founder of Fairbanks,
Owner of Townsite and For
. mer Mayor, Sent to Salem
y :L Penitentiary From Portalnd.
(Journal Special Service.)
Seattle. Nov. 24. E, T. Barnett, mil
lionaire mining man of Alaska, founder I
of Fairbanks, owner of the townsite of
Fairbanks, former mayor of 'that "city,
and the largest stockholder and tllrect
lng spirit in the Fairbanks banking
company, ia an ex-convict
Tbla afternoon, while on the witness
stand In -Judge Griffin's' department of
the- superior court, under oath when
pressed on cross-examination, . Barnett
admitted that he had been confined In
the Oregon state penitentiary at Salem,
Oregon, to serve four years sentence
upon conviction of larceny by bailee, a
The. atory of the crime for which
Barnett waa sentenced to serve four
years in the Oregon penitentiary Is
tersely" told' in the Paciflo Reporter.
(Continued on Page Four.).
ADVOCATES TRIAL IWARRlAGES
Mrs. Marie Rose Resler Says That Ninety
Five Per Cent of Parents Are Moral Im
beciles Unfitto -
(Special Dfepetrh tn- Leased Wire to The Journal)
New York. Nov. 24. 'Alter my
daughters reached the age .of 6 years
cautioned them against sitting upon
the lap of any man excepting their
father, and would not allow them to be
k tesed, I- poHovo-wery mother ahould
take a like -precaution. - .
'I believe that tne atate snoum es
tablish a bureau for tha information of
wive-and mothers so that they can be
tauxht how ' to bring up their chlldre.i
amid moral surroundings.
'I believe bpth a man and a woman
can find out in rive years wnetner or
not they are aulted to each other, and
If not, separate.
"I believe that the destiny of this
great country resta with - the women.
The sooner the women are given a fran
chise the sooner will a moral uplifting
begin. .. ' ' '
"I have found that" 95 per cenf of
parents are moral- Imbeciles and unfit
to bring up their children In a proper
' Mrs. Maria Rosa Resler, who says
aha ia the first person to advocate a trial
marriage, and says of Mrs. Herbert
Parsons' book on trial marriages: '
' la He Pet Theory.
"Mrs. Parsons la high born, and aa I
understand It haa no children. How
doea ahe know of any solution of .the
trial marriage ay stem 7"
In her book called "How to enjoy
matrimony, or the monegamlo mar
riage law amended by tha trial expira
tion clause," which waa published la
100, Mrs. Reeler said ahe hat advo
cated the trial marriage and 'had been
working faithfully fo attain .that end.
Mrs. Resler says she Is of noble Au
strian family, la wall known la woaton'a
Bullets and Poison to
Satisfy Blood Lust,
and Witness Maroon
ed on Arctic Isle
(Special Dispatch o: The Jooraal.)
Seattle, Nor. 24. Tales of murderous 1
cruelty and lust for blood of a Saa .:
Francisco whaling captain ' hava been '
brought to this city by George Johnson, ;
eye-witness to - two of tha murders, '
who was marooned on tho desolate 81- .
berisn coast to die that he might never
be able to testify against his chief, :
Four murders are In tbe count against
Captain Charles Kllnkenberg. maater of
the Han Francisco steam schooner Olga,
and who for aometlme.was also maater
of. the steam schooner Charles Hanson.
These charges were -filed, this after
noon with United States District At-'
torney Potter Charles Sullivan, who will
turn the papers in the case over to
District Attorney Hoyt of Nome, .who Is
In the city to prosecute two other ;
whaling captains, Newth and Bod fish. '
- One man shot dead while sleeping la
hla bunk, another potaoned after he had
been chained up to die by the Inhuman
captain, and two men set adrift on an
Ice floe during anof f shoro gala com'-, J,
plete e? tale of one year's blood lust of -a
savage but cowardly shipmaster. Af
Ada vita to this fact were filed with 'At- -torney
Sullivan this afternoon and will
be taken up as soon aa Attorney Hoyt
can , communicate with the Alaskan au- .
thoritlea Meanwhile the man who la '
accuaed of all these crimes is spending
the winter with his wife at Point Bar
row, tho northernmost point of tho
United States' possessions.
' Marooned Witness. .
As from a voice from the dead to tho
cowardly nnrraerer.- KlllikeTibergT-will
come this story to give . him fresh.
haunting fear that his despicable
crimes will yet find him out When he
shot down hla chief englneer Pa-ulD.
Jackson, aa he lay aiiTeep,huralng two .
bullet wounds- that the- eaptatn had In
fllcted a month before; when he sent
two hapless fellows to their death on,
an ice floe; when he still further les
sened the host of witnesses against his
cruel murder of Jackson by poisoning
poor Mitchell, a great peace must have
come to him when he learned that tha
principal witness against the four mur- ,
ders, George Johnson, colored, was ma
rooned on the far off Siberian coast
"But like a nemesis, George Johnson.
steward of the Olga, haa returned to
civilisation and to the country where
laws exist that will not be satisfied
until the brutal Dane had paid the pen
alty of his blood-letting with his own
life. " " r
(Continued on Page Four.)
Bring - Up Children
club circles and .waa. instrumental. In
agitating the movement againat Senator
Reed Smoot of Utah, excluding him
from tha United Statea . senate. - . Her
husband was a well-known German au
thor. Mra. Realer talked Interestingly
of her pev theory of trial marriage.-
"The country today la besot with a
huge problem the divorce problem. - A
solution to this very grave question
must be arrived at and it ia only a
question of time. The only way tha
problem will be aolved la through tho
agency of htgh-mlnded . women. -
WeaJ a rraaobiee.
"A woman must hava a franchise.
They must be able to vote. I When a
woman can go into a voting booth and
vote on tho question of the day, then
will be the time this country will bo
highly civilised. The day must, soon
come. .., . . .
"The . unhapplnes's tf I parent acta
upon the nature of the child,'' contln-
ued Mra Resler. . "Wh should a child
aeo hla parents eternally at daggere .
points? Is it not better for the pervtita
snd ' children that the former should
separate? How mny broken hearts,
how many broken minds, have been the
outcome of a marriage hateful to bota
husband and wife?
"A trial expiration rtnue amended
to the monogsmlo marriage U, pre- ,
claiming to hold In legal wedlock men
and women annuity secure as husband
and wife for severs! year, and at the
expiration f that time simply be an
nulled or continued if suitably matd.
Is the only way to sbolvh dijrce sn-1
solve thst prnWent.' r
Mrs. Kesler says. In eemlushut, fbt
she thought no family was cuwtl
unlwee I1j' bad to children,