The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, November 27, 1906, Image 1

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    Ws) jounal Circulation
Fair and warmer tonight ; Wednea-day-increasing
cloudiness probably '
; followed. by rain; aoutheast winds.
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S Cittle BiTfRout me Ueg
islation Is in Sight'
v T During Coming Ses
, ; sibfroT Congress '
Opposition to Child Labor Laws
Will Be Effective In Spite of
Many Petitions -Little Hope
t That Rate Regulation Bill Will
Be Materially Amended.
CJourMl Bptll Strrln.)
By John E. Lathrop. ,
Washington, D. C, Nov. iTAppar
iaUy. with th pica that the tlma will
b too short in which to accomplish
mora than foutina legislation, tba doml
t nant party doa pot propoaa to 'go
far In tha comliig-ion of thajth
congress with reforms loudly demanded
by tha people. , '
Tha leadera of all considerable fac
tions of tha Republican party admit
prlrately that there will be no tariff
revision. ' - The revisionists will make
a abow of Insistence that a blU, shall
be considered by Jhe waya and means
committee of the house; but aucb a
'. bill, - even although introduced, w)U
not get beyond the committee chalr-
' man's desk. .
Opposition to child labor laws, seem
ingly asked for by public ' sentiment,
will be effective; It will bo based on
the contentlbnthar only by Indirection
may tha federal government enact
, statutes which will cure this national
disgraca.- ' ' "
Senator Beverldge'a declaration . In
favor of child labor legislation has sot
been accepted here aa likely to become
a leading Issue during the session, not
withstanding the mountains of peti
tions and tha hundreds of thousands of
requests for such enactments. . . ..
Meat ynspeotion and Begnlatloau
Likewise. Beverldge'a " trooosal for
amendlngthe meat Inspection law -re-
. quiring packers'" to pyCMf 'Uf luspe
... tion and to data Inspection labels
according to reliable opinion here, prob
" ably will go agllmmering. ' ,
It Is noticeable that child labor laws
- are objected to on the ground that their
enactment must be a somewhat indirect
; application of tha powers of the federal
' legislature; yet the president's pro.
possl for an Inheritance tax la baaed- on
exactly the same necessity for such In-
direction, and quite a number of Repub
lican leaders have aald that they would
upport hla proposed measure. - ... .
In short, the record, of the first ses
sion of the Fifty-ninth congress will
- ; probably stand virtually unaltered aa
the record of the Fifty-ninth congress
entire; the coming . winter will add lit
tle beyond the routine appropriation
- btJtar with a fwr '-unexpected - Items
-' added by accident , - t . - ? ,
Tha November election was a warning
ta the standpatters. Babcock of Wis
consin, McCleary of Minnesota 1 and
Laceyof Iowa, three of the most proml
' nent of the opponents of tariff revis
ion, were defeated, and many Others
' . ware served with notice from their con
stituencies In tha form of reduced mi
; Joritiee. u--
' LltUe hope la entertained that - the
rate-regulation bill will ba amended ao
as to curtail tha powers of the rall-
roads by limiting federal coarta In tha
Issuance of Interlocutory orders, and to
' provide for the valuation of railroad
properties ao as to aqjueese out the
water from tha bllllona of Inflated se
curities, and to permit tha Interstate
. commerce commission to ascertain tha
(Continued on Page Three.)
Becomes .Independent and Elopes Wfth the
" Chuck, Leaving the Northern Pacific;
t::VrC Company .to' Mourn
Tba Puyallup river, which at Auburn
utilised by tha Northern Paclfle
Railroad oompany for supplying a water
tank that feeds the railroad locomo
tives on tha Fortland-Beattle run. . has
escaped from the company and Is running
away into the chuca river watercourse
soma mllea distant from the water tank.
Tha oompany la digging a large well at
tha tank to supply tba locomotives, and
engineers are figuring on plana for re
capturing tha runaway Puyallup and
bringing It back to ita bed.
It was during tha recent floods In
Waahlngton that the gay Puyallup went
on a rampage and decided to elope with
' the Chuck. It went out over Ita banks
and after affecting a union with ita
neighbor deeper ohaanel was out In
tha latter stream and tha runs way
aoanoonea its oia course entirely, test
ing the railroad company In the lurch
' and the fine, truss bridge at 'Auburn
spanning a dry rivlne.
While Northern ractflo people have
been put to great expense and trouble
by the floods,, the wster haa taught
many valuable lessons In time to the
.engineers of ths Chicago, Milwaukee ft
L.r'. - -:-'-v:," 'v-. . v '
" ' . ;
Conners Cut Publish
er: and League Out of
Plums at Albany -7
Editor Suspected Move and Has
' Taken Steps to Save Himsel
From Political Annihilation-
Ihmsen ; Sent to Europe . to
Confer With Candidate-Elect
1 ( Journal Special BerTlre.)
New York, Nov. 27. Trouble h
broken out between William R. Ilearst
and his reopnt allies, "Charlie" Mur
phy, "Flngy" Oonhera and "Joe" Caa-
sldy' . in a conference held at the Waldorf-Astoria,
which the principals tried
to aurrpuna witn tne greatest secrecy,
Murphy, Conner and Cassldy decided
to "shulut-Hearst and the Independ
ence league from participation In pat
ronage at Albany this winter, with the
assistance of the successful end of the
Democratic state ticket.
Keating from tha fatlguea of hla cam
paign, 1,009 miles away from the scene
of his defeat. Hearst learned through
telegraphic message sent by hla lieuten
ants how Inexhaustible was tha supply
of "lembns" ha had purchased at the
coat of mora than a quarter of a mil'
Hon dollars. . .. . - - .y-...
The decision of Murphy, Conners and
Cassldy. not to let Hearst "have a
amall." aa Connera expressed it, of tha
stale patronage, is due as much to their
desire to kill off any future competition
by -tba Hearst-organisation . aa to any
solicitude for placing their own machine
followers In soft bertha at tba atate'a
expense. ..
There la reason to believe that Hearst
expected pome such move on Murphy's
part and had taken atepa to awve him
self from political extinction. Hearst's
principal political lieutenant, Max M.
Ihmsen, Is now on his way to Europe,
whither he was sent by hla chief to
meet and confer with Martin H. Qlynn.
Thinners tlr controller-elect. Ihmeen's
mission Is to attach Olynri toTfie HaTST
faction In the. Democ ratio party and as
sure to the Independence league a great
part. If not all, of the patronage which
the new controller will have at hla dis
posal, just what success Ihmsen will
have remains to be seen.
Meanwhile Murphy, Connera and Cas
sldy will proceed at once with tha
agreeable task of dividing ' tha state
plums, so long forbidden fruit to tha
hungry faithful In Democ ratio ranks.
(Jearsal Seeris! bnWl
Washington. Nov. 17. In the Basse ft
divorce caaa today witness testified
as to the sojourn of Mra. Baasett and
Rev. Dr. Hunt at Atlantic City. New
Jersey. The children were taught to
call tha preacher "uncle." The couple
frequently went bathing, according to'
tba testimony. One witness testified
that the child born at Johns Hopkins
hospital, arter, aa tne nusband claims,
ha had been away for 10 months, was
Madraa, Nov. tl. Deputies today de
cided to devote half tha session to a
discussion of tha law of associations,
under which tha aeparatlon of church
and atata will occur.
Et Paul Railway company, now building
to tha sound and Portland, . It has
shown them new high-water mark and
given them pointers on Where to run
their lines to avoid future floods. H.
,8. Rows, general agent in Portland for
the Milwaukee, returned home thla
morning from the sound. Speaking of
tha affect of tha floods on construction
work In Waahlngton, ha aaldi -
"The Mllwaukee'e gradea are washed
In numerous places, but no serious dam
age has been dona by tha floods along
our route, for the reason that our wo'rk
waa not far enough along to ba very
much hurt, Tha grades have been com
pleted In many places, but there were
no tlea nor Iron on them, and tha wash
ing -down of tha embankmenta la easily
and quickly remedied. Tha floods were
tha greatest .ever known . In western
Washington. . They have ferved a very
nsefnl purpose for , tha engineers of
the Milwaukee road.
"At -Seattle the flood acenea were al
most unbelievable. Many acres of sub
urban property where people had bought
t'heap lots and acreage tracts and built
little homes were entirely under wa-
nv , - , x - - ? . a,
-f;. " - '"'v II
a. . Aonntl row irm mo. r t,.' V,-' r 3;
Ml.. Mahelle Oilmen, tha actress. IB reporxeci ro nn-wm mv,
Parts afrd to ba living at the Bt. Cloud hotel-In" tondon.. It !"m0"1
has accepted the matrimonial proposals of peer or ureal
who haa long been her ardenv"admtrer.' . ' ... . T
-The-freauent denlala of Mr. Corey that he Intends to wed Mlsa Oil-
man. on whose account hla wife procured a divorce, havs""sB auuepled e)
by the actress as an Intimation that
monial engagement. ,
Bandits Force Conductor , at
Point .of Gun .to J3iveThem
Transportation - and Stop
Train Outside City Then
They Rob Two People. 7 "
Jeeraal Bpeelal Berrlee.)
Renat Nev Nov. 17. After holding
up Conductor Linguist of tha overland
limited for tha fare between Verdi and
Reno and refusing to psy for their ride,
enforcing their, stand with revolvera.
William Keating and wiuiam Jjeai com
pelled . the conductor to alow down at
tha outskirts of Reno and -quickly left
the slowly moving train.
Within I mtnutea tney neia up nam
Emerlck and a few minutes later robbed
William Juatl. From tha Utter they
secured 120 In money: and much valu
able Jewelry. Then they were captured
by an officer who was told by Juatl of
tha, holdup.
According to F. M. Bvrne, of Blarra
City, who waa on tha train, tha two
men boarded the overland at ' Verdi,
about U mllea from Reno.-. They took
seats immediately- behind Byrne,' who
heard them, discussing . tha manner , In
which they would hold up the ooaduo-
tor. When tha latter aeked for their
fares they drew guns and defied him to
take hla duee. Heeding tha warnings of
tha men all tha passengers kept their
seata. ' -
Tha men kept tha conductor covered
until Reno waa approached; when they
(Continued on Pago Three.)
"Earthquake!" cried all , Willamette
helghta thla morning.
Houses, had ahaken as though they
were rata In the teeth of a giant ter
rier,, women had screamed, and children
had walled, husbands down town had
been telephoned to by anxloua wives,
Lafe Penee had set off a blast of
gtsnt powder!
That waa tha causa of all tha .ex
citement, but ao general waa tha be
lief that an earthquake had occurred
that Instantly wlvea bad feared - for
the aafety of their husbands la tall
office buildings, .
When It wss found thst Pence's blsst
had caused all the worry, Mayor Lane
was appealed to that the strong arm
of the municipality might take Mr.
Pence by the collar.- r
Tha Pence company lis blasting clay
on a knob somewhat to tha wast of
aha waa free to make any matri
' . . ; ) : -A'
a ..
'Possum -and sweet potatoea e
will be tha bill of fare In aoma
e - PorUand homes Thanksgiving e
day. A Fourth atreet market
e received a amall ahlpment of e
4 'possums from tba far soutn mis e
morning and they were eagerly
snapped up by former residents
e of the Southland at $3.60 each.
e - - Turkeys will not ba ahort thla e
season. This muoh Is settled
a now. Prices for the beat dressed e
e" blrda-wlH - rule arounAIScewtse)
a pound In the retail markets.' ' 0
- Tou'd better be stepping lively a
4 if you expect to aerve cranberry
aaoca with your Thanksgiving w
dinner. It -has Just been ds-
covered by the trade that sup- e
e piles aare exceedingly ahert be- e
e cause tha berries did not keep as . a
a long as uaual thla eeaaon.
. . Frogs', lega at 10 oenta a dosen e
are commanding '. considerable
e- sale 'in" tha retail maraeta to- a
e"day. Eastern lobsters are ' also ..Hp
e ' displayed by some of tha larger 4
markets but are too high to base .
a regular quotation. '.Tha mar-
' kets are again weU aupplied
with oyaters and all varieties of
' Ash. -Usual prices rule. '
- Two hundred and fifty thou
' sand pounda of turkey a. have .
' been received In PorUand - for -
the Thanksgiving trade. Of these
shipments -109,000 pounds were
, equally divided between Beattle,
! Tacoma and Spokane, with some
Vj few orders for British Columbia "
fully 150,000 pounds will no used
In PorTtaml " alon -f or-T hsske. , ,
giving about one , pound for -
.every man, woman and child In
the city. , Pricea at retail aver-
f lit it oenta at pouno ior oest
dressed birds, with aecona-ciass
stock selling rrorn m n t
' cent a ; , ' i
e e e e ,
US - j?lJA
Wltlanyette Heights. Last week several
heavy blaata were aet off. and residents
of tha vicinity complained. Mr. Pence
filed a bond, of 13,000 with tha city en
gineer that no damage would be done,
arid agreed torcut tha also of hla charges
In half, making them 300 pounds of
blasting powder Inst.wid of 400 pounds.
Dut this. morning tha shock was so
tremendous that tha people living
within the gone of Khake wouldn't be
lieve 11 waa merely a blast.
Tha Pence oompany stated at noon
today that the blasting foreman bad
been Instructed to out down tha charge
to 300 pounda, but aa tha crew was still
out on the hills It wss not known how
much powder had been' put In the
charge this morning. Hard clay la
being loosened by blasts that It may be
flumed down to the lowlands which the
Ptnuo company Is tilling. ;It Is remark.
Executive Hears Metcalfe Report
on. Japanese Situation New
YorlcMilIlonaires - Organizing
to Fight the Administration's
Plans for Inheritance Tax.
(Jearaal apeelal Bervlee.) '
Washington Nov. 17. Tha hum -of
Industry In thla otty waa revived to
day, with tha president again at work,
A cabinet meting was held early In the
day. It .waa mostly taken up with tell.
ing the . members about the . work at
Panama. Secretary Metcalf gave a syn
opals of : his report on tha problem of
the Japanese In the public schools of
San'Pranctsco. There were many call-
era throughout the day.
'The president return&J to Washington
at 10:42 o clock last ntaht. hsvt"r vt"
ed not only Panama but Porto Rico. Ha
reports a delightful trip.
It developed today that New Tork
millionaires ' are organising to .fight
President Roosevelt's plan for an In
heritance tax. A strong lobby will be
maintained In oongresa and It la hoped
o effectually prevent new legislation
on the subject. ...
lone to Save Xdgbt Plans.
lone. Or Nov. 37. lone I to have an
electrlo lighting plant, operated with
steam power. The proposition - was
votsd on Saturday and carried almost
unanimously, The council waa thua au
thorised to Issue 4,00 bonds to build
the- plant. Blda will be called for very
, ably hard, well-packed clay, and the
blaat la ao bound In by mighty pressure
that It Is more far-reaching thaa were
It set in rock. , ,
11 M. Carlock of M. Seller A Co. aaya
he will Institute suit ' for damages td
his residence at lit Thlrty-aecond street.
, "The place where they are blasting
la only-100 yarda from my house, and
the shock thla - morning was tremendous,-
aald he. . "There waa damage to
the building."
Tha home of Arthur Alexander, tha
well known vocalist, at 1091 franklin,
was so severely shaken that It waa be
lieved an earthquake had stolen Into
town all unannounced.
At the Stevena residence, 1104 Vaughn
atreet. It waa also believed that trie
hill was suffering from a temblor.
' tlt.v Engineer Taylor will aea to It
that the chargea do not exoeed" tha 309
poup.4 limit given by the bond yv- ' ,
Si: W ' . '' v .
OF $18,000
Rebates RecSvedEro m
New York Central
Sweet Octopus
Evidence Presented by W. R.
Hearst Results In Another
Conviction Railroad Fined
i' the Same Amount . Last Week
More Prosecution in Store,
(Journal Special Berrlee.)
New York. Nov. 27. The American
Sugar Refining company waa fined 318,'
000 today for accepting rebatea from the
New York Central. The railroad waa
fined the same amount last week for
giving the rebatea to the company. The
evidence In the case waa collected by
W. R. Hearst and given to the govern
ment, by him early in the year. It la
largely based, on -documents similar-to
those Which recently resulted In the
conviction of the New York Central on
six1 other counts for rebatea made on
ahlpmenta to Detroit, the combined
crimes casting Jther8liroadeorporat Ion
rive Cents a Hundred.
The claims for a rebate of 6 cents a
hundred pounds on all augar shipments
tO-Detroit were made out- ln-the olfloe
of . Uowell M. Palmer, traffic manager
for the trust. They were sent to the
Buffalo office of the Past Freight Lines
operating over tha Vanderbllt road a.
They were not paid openly by cheek.
xhaej,Bhlar ultha Buffalo office would
goJtolb,e BankofButaloaod-.huy a
draft on the Chemical National bank of
New York.- Thla draft, which on Its
face bora no mark of tha railway cor
poration or any of ' its . officials, was
mailed to Palmer, who deposned'lt to
tha credit of one of the sugar trust ac
counts. The secrecy Indicated by this
transaction was one of the points scored
agalnat tha New York Central at the
trial. '!
Can Easily Pay Fine.
The American Sugar Reflnlng com-
janyaneasJjyjixjtny-Ona tho-xouxts
may assess, ior it is capicausea at
100,000,000. It paya 7 per cent divi
dends annually and owna or controls
mora than twenty-live refineries In all
parts of the country. H. X Havemeyer
Is president ofthe TruM, W. ML Thomai
vice-president: C. R. Helke, secretary.
and Arthur Bonner, treasurer. Among
uhe dlrectora are John K. Parsons,
ueorge u. r raxier, cnaries i. enrr ana
John Mayer. , .
fjoarnsl Special Bervlc.)
New York, Nov. 37. Bishop Potter
denies that ha Uvea In "sybaritic ele
gance," aa charged by ' Inference In a
statement by Edward Shepard, counsel
for Dr.- Crapsey In the recent heresy
trial of the latter. Tha bishop said he
did not think Shepard's attack neednd
any particular reply. He aald he would
have hla man show Shepard tha door
ahould tha attorney call.
(Jneroal Special Berries.)
Herkimer. N. Y.. Nov. 37. Medical
experte today gave further testimony
precluding the possibility that Grace
Brown could have committed suicide.
Dr. Douglas testified that the girl would
have become a mother had aha lived.
Northern Pacific Railway Company arid
ThenFIeesto" Seattle
'After passing a number of worthless.
checks and drafts by which several
Portland firms are losers In sums rang
Ing from 810 to 80. J. H. , Oansar.
swindler, has transferred bis field of
operations to Seattle. "
At least, tha police believe ha Is in
Seattle, though they have been unable
to locate him up to thla time. He de
parted yesterday by way of tha North
ern Pacific, which, eompany unwittingly
donated 310 towarda the expenses of
hla trip- by cashing a draft- for that
amount. Others also contributed pin
money, and then after he had gone
asked the police to aid them In catch
ing tha awlndler.
Ganser Sompletaa a term on the city
rockptle a few days ago, but nothing
daunted by such an apparent- Indignity,
left In splendor yesterday. Three guests
accompanied him on hla trip to tha
sound, a man and two women.' Uanser
bought the tickets, also spending , the
money of some one else for ehnir car
and Pullman th'keta. It was while pur.
chasrng the tickets that (innrr forced
tha Northern Ptcltlo to donate 1 10.
3Tovel Claim for Damages.
Qanier'g career la Portland 'was
.. i i ii i U ' - " . '
Law Meet in Door-
way With Cocked
In Struggle Which Follows Gun
"Is Discharged but Bullet Does
Not Take Effect and Both
Men. Ar Taken to the PoUc
- Station.
With a cocked revolver In his hand. '
John R. Tresnan, an electrician.,., en .
tered tha home of hia father-in-law this -morning
with the intention of kidnaping)
hia own child. At the aama moment
the father-in-law, J. K, Graham. ' seised
and cocked hla own revolver and ran,
toward the back of tha house to Inter -cept
Tresnan and prevent him frona
getting away with tha 1-year-old be by
girt ":."';; - . ; . -
The two men met In an inside doors
way ao suddenly that neither was able
to use his weapon. A desperate St ruga
gle ensued, during which Graham's pis.
to! was discharged without effect, The) -one
thing thai prevented murder wag
the fact that tha men proved to be of
equal strength and neither waa able
to gain an advantage sufficient to allow
of hia using hia weapon. "
While still locked In unfriendly anv
brace, the tired men agreed to throw
their weapons on the bed and talk the
trouble over. This they were doing
when the patrol wagon, telephoned fo
by a rrfghTerieffheIghb6F,arrived7Tuia; "
looxCIha belligerents to Jail, ' ; "
A moment after the wagon passed out
of sight, the woman, who la tha wife
of the one man and the daughter of tha
unsusploloua of trouble, ran whistling
gaily into the house to ber babe, whlott
still lay tranquil and unperturbed In tha
midst of a morning nap in a aide bad
room. Btory of tha Tronble,
The Graham rexldence is at 411 Ef -Twelfth
street. John R. Treonan mar.
TTed" tTiedauhteP of the hWoHirTy
four yeara ago. For two yeara ha and
his wife resided with the Graham fam
11 y. Then troublea arose. A year ago
last summer Tresnan left his wife, aay
; that he would never oome baote He
went to eastern' Oregon, but returned a
few weeks ago and attempted to effeot
a reconciliation with Mrs.. Tresnan.
The young lady replied that aha ere
ferrcd her amall salary at Neuatadtes
Broa.' overall factory to the uncertain
ties of life, with the electrician. Tree,
nan then asked for the custody of their
baby girl, Jessie, but waa told that ha
could not have her. The husband there.
upon set about on varloua schemes to
get possession of the little girt, but tha "''
father-in-law swore that ha would pro.
tect his daughter and her child, and
bought a Smith Wesson- revolver fof " "
that purpose. Tresnan wrote threaten.
Ing letters to both th woman and her .
father. . Police Captain Slover la a
neighbor of Graham, and the latter laid
tha matter before Slover few weeks
ago and asked him what he ahould do.
Xveat JTot Unexpected.
Tresnan' s visit this morning was not
unexpected. He first cams to tha
kitchen- door, gun in. hand. Mre. Ora.
ham opened the door and waa ao fright
ened by the eight of the weapon that
she was ' unable1 to speak or soream
Bne shut the door, however, and Tres
nan ran around to a aide door. Ore
ham had aeen his son-in-law through
tha window and, as. the latter entered
the house,- ha grabbed hla revolver frona
(Continued on Page Thr
oheokered Indeed. He first attracte
publlo attention by setting up a novel
olalm agalnat ' an accident Insurants
oompany for Injuries he received while
at. work on the elty rookplia, , He held.,
a policy In the eompany and nlalmed
the beneflte It assured. ------
" Soon-after his release he wss re
arrested for raising a "Touli house" In
Max Smlth'a Savoy restaurant en
Seventh atreet. In default of the neces
sary amount of cash bsll he offered a
brilliantly flashy gem which, he claimed,
waa as magnificent a diamond aa the
South American fluids ever (produced.
Police officials, however, professed Ig
norance In Tiffany affairs and were re
luctant to accept the proffered gem.
But they permitted a Btwtlon oftloer t
accompany denser to a Jewelre. where
he might raise the necessary sum fr
his release.
"I want 3B on this ring." he en
nffiince to the "Vincle" who rutlnl!
It with. Jhe eye ef a connoisseur.
"I "wouldn't give 'vt to cents t .f I'"
be replied. "I can buy them at l)
cents per train load."
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