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VOL. VI. NO. 38.
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.. , SmWORD:; WH1WM SHE MA D
n DENYIKHARGB I 1 1 'm
III t . t
History of Early Struggles With Poverty,
First Meeting With White and Subs
quent Events Told
; of Thaw Would
' (JearaalBeeelal rrlca.
Pittsburg. April II. The Leader this
afternoon prints a copyrighted statement
signed by Mrs. Evelyn Florence Hoiman,
, Evelyn Thaw's mother, saying that this
' is the' first she has said since the mur
der of White, and declaring- that at all
times she has obeyed the injunction of
a telegram, from her daughter at the
' time of the murder to "say nothing."
Mrs. 'Hoiman says she is forced upon
the advice of counsel to speak now, and
; answer the unjust and untrue aspersions
. cast by Delmas In his . address te the
jury . , " - . -
She tells a story of bringing Evelyn
up In virtuous frugality, supporting her
' self and the children- by sewing on ao-
- count of their poverty following Nee
bit's death.. She says she had always
plaeed Implicit faith in White, and bad
believed that all his actions were those
- of a disinterested,' fatherly mad.' Re
ferring to the statement Jerome used at
the trial, she, said: ; ? - . ,
Jerome .Sid Wot ea 'Set.
"The statement was made reluctantly,
; with the understanding that no fact
should be stated which cannot be sup-
ported in any oourt of law. I made no
statement to Jerome nor any one.
Neither Jerome, Hartrldge, nor Oleasoa
came to see me."
Mrs. Hoiman detailed her effort to
support the family In New Yor and
Philadelphia. She said the combined
, earnings of Evelyn and ? herself were
'. hardly sufficient until Evelyn, express
ing agreet love for the stage, almost
foroed her mother's consent to the en
; gagement with 'the ' "Florodora" eom
.peny at lit a week, and later at IJ a
week. She recounted meeting White
:' through Evelyn. ' . -, ,-
"White promised to do all sorts of
things for us," she said. "I asked him,
"Why do you take such an Interest tn
my daughterr He replied, because she
was good and unsophisticated, and said
we must take Evelyn from the stage.
The surroundings were vicious and any
thing was likely tb happen there. .We
-must watch her all the time.- 1
woald Save Slued Walt aTereelT.
"He warned me ; especially against
' certain young men, but Thaw was not
mentioned. He called one the "dirtiest
tittle rat In New .York,' not meaning
Thaw.' White sent flowers and pres
snts and I objected to the presents, none
of -which were valuable. When I- re
turned to Evelyn from .Pittsburg she
showed Bo signs of the experleno she
related on the stana.
'"Had she hold me It would have been
unnecessary for Thaw to kill White,
' would have done It myself. , All of
White's dealings with us were open and
board, especially where money
was' concerned. Outwardly everything
was free from suspicion." .
- "Evelyn met - Garland at a ' theatre
and the acquaintance ceased as soon as
we learned that Garland was married."
Mrs. Hoiman denied the insinuations
a g-a I net Wandsworth. She said Wads
worth wanted the police to arrest Thaw
and Evelyn after they deserted her In
Mrs. William Thaw will be the. new
.dominating figure in the new defense of
Harry Thaw. At a stormy meeting be-
D I S MISS GRAN D 'd U RY
MEMBERS ARE EMPANELED
e Wolverton Apparently Must; Do This.
As Commerce Commission Is Occupying
Because of the prolonged session of
he interstate 'commerce commission In
the federal courtroom. It la probable
that the federal grand Jury which has
been called for tomorrow, will be ad
journed Immediately after they have
been sworn In until .the following day.
It Is probable that the members of the
grand Jury will be empaneled and then
dlamlRsed by Judge Wolverton until the
courtroom can be secured. This can be
done under the law and has been ao
compttntred In several Instances.
length of stearins a Question,
Just when the Interstate commerce
by Woman Roundly
Delmas During Trial
tween Harry Thaw and his mother It
was decided definitely that she is to
have the future management of the ease.
There is now every reason to believe
that ex-Governor Black,
looted by Mrs. Thaw to
. formerly Be
counsel for nor son, will , defend the
slayer of White at his next trial.
Governor - Black refused' to say
whether he would or would not accept
a retainer for. Thaw, but it is known
that the man who aoqultted Roland B.
Molineaux has again been asked to
sumo the leadership of the Thaw forces.
It is declared by Daniel O'Reilly, Harry
Thaw's counsel, thst If a second trial is
held, the line of defense will be similar
to that adopted by Dalma during the
O'Reilly also said that Evelyn Thaw
will be plaeed upon the stand again.
but that her tetnnenyw1H- he-strengthened
by the introduction of letters writ
ten to her by Stanford white.
"'.;' slopes for Ban. .
Thaw la now centering all his hopes
on being admitted to ball. Dan O'Reilly,
elevated to the- position of chief coun
sel for -Thaw.-said today that he would
direct his efforts toward 'having his
client ' released as soon as ' he has
straightened out the details. 1 '
O'Reilly created a mild sensation by
notifying Clerk Penny of the criminal
branch of - the supreme court to pre
serve Intact- the exhibits and document
ary evidence of the trial, which would
Indicate -that O'Reilly intends to take
no chances of the evidence falling Into
other hands than those which he and
Thaw may later designate.
Evidence multiplied during the , day
that all of Thaw's counsel but O'Reilly
and Peabody are oat of the case. Thaw
read the detailed story of how he ran
his own case during the trial and in
great perturbation sent for Delmaa, who
still declines .to make a statement for
publication aa to his present relations
with Thaw. . .
After a visit to Thaw at the Tombs
today. Attorney Peabody -announced
that Thaw -would make a' statement
Thursday.'-. . .
LONDON CROWDS CHEER-"
r v BOER GENERAL BOTHA
' ' ' (Joe rail gmwtal BerrlM.t -
London, April 1. The freedom ' of
the city today was tendered to the as
sembled colonial premiers. General
(Botha was the hero of the hour. In
Jpha parade he rode In the first carriage..
uw vsvwuv viitim uiiu, yviuns sou
ud your best for your country. We
wish Kruger were here to see." i
MAKES IT A CRIME TO ?
V . . REMAIN A BACHELOR
Gpllfo.d. MdV April H. The city
council has passed an ordinance requir
ing all unmarried male cltlsens between
the ages of II and (0 years to wed.
Should . any. bachelor refuse, he must
either pay a fine of. 110 or become an
Inmate of ' the town calaboose for to
days. V i .
commission will' finish Its work Is
problematical, although Commissioner
Prouty stated today that he would leave
Portland Friday morning. After the
hearing of the Spokane rates cases la
finished another case will come up for
hearing before Commissioner Prouty,
which he said would not last mora than
Judge Wolverton refused te discuss
the situation this morning,' but it Is
known that ha has granted Mr. Prouty
the use ef the courtroom - tofmorrow,
which has been taken to Indicate that
there will be nothing doing save la em
paneling the Jury and thea excuse: it
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL
FromLeft to-Right Seth Mann, Representing Baa Pranclaco; "W. W. Cottod, Attorney for Harrlman Lines;
' "Joobers; A. H. Breyman, Lumberman, Witness." ,
IF YOUR FATHER
VOTED YOU ALSO
. HAVE PRIVILEGE
Actor Cleason Brings Mandamus
Proceedings , Before Judge
Sears and Compels County
Clerk Fields to Recognize Him
a Full-fledged Citizen
P reign ers willing to swear that their
fathers took out Tiaturallaatloa papers
some, time and somewhere will hereaf
ter receive the full privileges of the
franchise and no questions asked.
No naturalisation papers will be re
quired. Whatever your race, color or
previous condition of servitude you may
vote In Multnomah county If you 'are
willing to take oath that your father
voted before you.
What is more. If you have been turned
down at the county clerk's office be
cause you have not been able to exhibit
naturalisation papers, you wlll.be reg
istered at this late date, provided yoa
are willing" to awear aa Indicated above.
; Judge Sears Gives Seelslom.
Booh is the Interpretation placed by
County - Clerk ' Fields upon decision
handed down by Presiding Judge Bears
of the clrcut court ths mornng. . The
case was that of William I Gleason, an
actor at the Baker Jheatre, who Wrought
mandamus proceadngs against Fields to
ompel the latter to register him. Fields
fought the eaae and arguments were
heard by Judge Sears this morning. "
Geason was born In Ireland. He came
to this country when an Infant, but
never took out naturalisation . papers.
His father ' took out - papers and after
becoming of age the. actor has always
voted, but baa never before been asked
to exhibit the papers of his. father, so
he "alleges. In refusing -to- register
Gleason, Plaids was guided by. the fol
lowing clause In the Oregon, statutes
"The olerk must ascertain information
of -the elector as follows: If
naturalised, the time, place and court of
naturalisation' or 7 declaration, as evi
denoed by the legal proof thereof, ex
hibited by the.eleotor." .- ; ' . i
ITo Seed to Show Papers.
Attorney Ldgan. argued that Gleason
Is not a naturalised, cltlsen therefore
that he Is not required to ahow any
naturalisation papers; that he le a cltl
sen. however, by 'treason of his father
having been naturalised before he be
came of legal age:, that It Is therefore
not incumbent upon him to furnish any
further proof of his father's naturalisa
tion than the American born elector la
required to furnish -namely, his oath.
(Continued en Page Two.)
trafU the following day; '
- An unusual feature of , the coming
grand Jury will be the examination by
United States Attorney, Bristol of each
Juror as to his qualifications for Jury
service. - This Is the first time such a
course has been taken In Oregon and It
la doubtful whether ever before a fed
eral district attorney haa .proceeded
along the same lines with any federal
grand Jury. In the case of the San
Francisco grand Jury, whlcja returned
Indlotmenta against Ruef and Mayor
Bchrotts. Francis J. Heney examined
each Juror as he was sworn In. but this
is one of the few Instances on record. .
When the grand Jurors appear in
court they will be sworn In collectively
and then each man will be sworn Indi
vidually before Mr. Bristol, examines
hint as to his fitness. - After a panel of
It has been secured they will be sworn
In as a Jury. Whether this procedure
will be followed out tomorrow Is doubt
ful, It Is expected that after the panel
has been sworn In an adjournment will
be taken unu the next dajb
PARTICIPANTS IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE HEARING OF SPOKANE
WILD RUMORS OF LOSS
OF LIFE AND
IN INTERIOR OF MEXICO
Wires and Cables Working Badly Natives Panic-Stricken and
Unable to Give Accurate AccountsGurf Rose Like Moun
.. tain and Sank in Center Like Volcano .Two Cities Report-;
' ed Destroyed, but Details Are Lacking Sky Was Clear, but
. '. Sea Greatly Agitated eath List Placed at Five Hundred.
' ' .' -ttoatrsel ffoeeta! servm.1
Galveston. Tex- April It. For
whole day the Mexican coast cable Unas
were silent as ths result or the seismic
disturbance throughout southern Mex
ico. The cables are still working badly,
and operators report the wildest rumors
from ootlying dlstriote to the southwest
of Vera Cms. The natives are panlo
stricken, and report great loss of Ufa.
Along the coast below Tamplco one
severe and three slight shocks were re
corded between II a. m. and 1 o'clock
Sunday night. Teasels arriving at Vera
Cms and Coatsaooalcos report a terrible
upheaval in the southern gulf early Bun
day evening. Shipmasters declare the
gulf rose like a mountain, and then sank
In the center like a volcano ami that
treacherous seas were running after
this.' The sky was clear, but ths gulf
was greatly agitated.
Collma, the ancient volcano rn me
state of Collma. has been violently ac
tive for the past three days, according
to dispatches from the Interior. The na
tives are fleeing from the vauey rear
tng the downpour of lava.
Earthquake shocks .continue, at inter
vals of about half an hour all-over the
affected territory. The towns of Chll-
panclngo and Chllapa, farther down the
coast, are reported to have been total
ly destroyed by the earthquake shocks.
DANGER OF FLOOD
FROfil DEEP SHOW
Snow From Three to Fifteen
Feet Deep In Idaho Mountains
Is Being Melted by Warm
Rain and Winds.
(Sewta! Dwpatcb Tte Jeeraetr -Lewleton,
Ida., : April 1- i ear la
being expressed bare that the warm,
showery weather of the past few days
tii th. tilvhaat water aver r.
corded tn the Snake and Clearwater
rivers. The foundation tor tnis neuei
lies In the great area of accumulated
snow In the Snake and Clearwater
water-shsds, . reaching back It miles
Inta the Bitter-Root range, wmcn is
reported to be rapidly melting under the
Influence of the warm raina. - imn
present Indications spring freshets will
begin earlier this year, the usual period
belna- the first ef June.
In the Thunder mountain - district
from four fourteen feet of snow
covers the ground. .The Buffalo Hump
mining camp is burled under It feet of
packed snow and other mountainous
sections of central Idaho are covered by
from three to eight feet ef solid snow.
Never In the history of central Idaho,
extending over a period of 47 years,
has such a condition prevailed as late In
the spring. Unless a cold spell Inter
venes this snow bids fair te go off
with- a rush, snd should such a thing
happen. Lewi ton might again ses row
boats paddling on her main streets, aa
in the spring of 1J8J.
Weather a reports . show thaf the
showery condition' is prevailing all over
the plsteau and If other sections of the
Columbia basin are affected by anew tn
the same degree ss the Lewlston coun
try It looks as If there might be a repe
tition of the flood of - the mlnetlea.
Within the last few days Snaks river
haa risen several feet end la now at the
highest point Of the year. , ,
18, ,. 1907. EIGHTEEN PAGES.
The death list In thee two cities Is
placed at 00. Reports from smaller
towns throughout the southern part of
Mexico Indicate great damage and loss
of life from the quake. ,
The entire southern part of the re
public, from Mexico City south and
from ooaat to coast has felt severely the
effects of the earthquake. The people
of the destroyed towns are living In
the open, and many of them have ap
pealed to the government for tents.
Telegraphic communication has been
partly reatored tn many places, connec
tions being made by the local operators
wherever they can find the fallen wires
and eetabllah a circuit, . Many of the
larger towns In the earthquake belt have
not been heard from. '
' Berkeley, CaL. April lis Professor A.
O. Leuschner of the observatory at the
University of California reported that
the Oraori seismograph located in the
observatory on the university campus
had made a pronounced record of the
earthquake in Mexico. The record at
the university was the strongest that
the little maohlne had mad slno it
was Installed her nine months ago. , -
From the records Professor Lieusch
her deducts that the centre of the move
ment was not at Mexico City, but rather
off the west coast of Mexico several
hundred miles. The movements ef the
needle over the chart show these facts.
The east and west- components are
stronger, showing that, the earthquake
was to - tn south of here. - The vibra
tions were, recorded shortly after I
o'clock and lasted IS minutes.
RIVER AT NORMALTAND
SPRINGTIME HAS COME
(ftpertai DWoetch te Tee Journal. 1
' Castle Rock. Waah.. ' AprU If, The
Cowllta river has fallen to Its normal
stage Hurlng the past two days and the
work of blasting rock for ths Comple
tion of the rip-rap work on the river
bank was resamed yesterday.
- For the paat five days the . weather
baa bean clear and unusually warm for
this, time af thv year.. . Orchards are la
full bloom and there is van excellent
prospect for a' One fruit crop, . , .
INFLUENCE ROOSEVELT TO
QUASH BORAH INDICTMENT
Washington. April 1. A national
aensatlon la llkelv to grow from the in
dictment of Senator W. E. Borah of
Idaho by th federal grand Jury there
for alleged conspiracy to defraud th
government la land matters. It Is be
lieved that the alleged facts, which have
floated - around Boise for four years
past, were called to the attention of the
rederal authorities at Boise, Involving
Iso rah as the attorney for U O. Chap
man, agent and manager of the Barber
Lumber company f Idaho, by the ad
herents of Moyer, Haywood and Petrj
bon, th labor leaders, who sre charged
with complicity in the murder of ex
Governor flteunenberg. ' ;
It la thought that th purpose la to
discredit Borah as a prosecutor of th
labor men there and to call In ques
tion th wisdom of Roosevelt' pot Icy
In sanding Secretary Taft to Idaho to
campaign aaalnst the candidates who
were supported by th labor . men, and
that If the department of luetic per
mit tb Borah Investigation t go oa
PRICE ( TWO
J. N, Teal, Attorney for Portland
IS ACCUSED OF
Louden Arrested on Complaint
of Mrs. Craig, Goes to Deposit
Vault and Gets Bail Money of
Two Thousand . Dollars I for
It. P. Louden, a wall known timber
cm leer, was arrested this morning' by
Patrolman Smith at Third and Oak
streets on a warrant charging him with
obtaining money under fals pretenses.
John r. Logan, attorney for the accused
man, furnished cash bail ef f l.ooa and
the case will come up for preliminary
hearing to the polloe court tomorrow
morning. . -. , .,
The information upon which ths war
rant was issued was 'sworn to by Jud
Toho March IS, and the polio have
been searching for Louden slno then.
Woman Is las Accuses. ,-.
It is alleged In the Information' that
i January IT. 10; Louden, falsely
and fraudulently represented to Mar
8. Craig that a ' certain tract of land
situated . In the Bantlam country was
valuable timber land and that the tract
rraa covered with, about .000.009 feet
of yellow larch and fir. On this repre
sentation It la alleged Louden secured
$100 from Mrs. Craig In payment ef the
olatm. Th complainant avers 'that the
land la question is rocky and severed
with soma brush and aa a timber claim
la utterly worthies. .
It la understood that ' two ether tn-
formationa are on fll In th district
attorney's offloa against Louden, and
that Mra. Craig allege t6 have been
mulcted of over tt.00 by th defendant
Louden, when searched at the cltv
prison. -was found to b In possession
of a certificate of deposit for 11,000 and
about tlOS In cash.
' St Baij Proa Tanrt.
Upon being informed i that 11.000
would be neoessary to secure his release
Louden ewent te the safe deposit vaults
of th Oregon - Trust . Savings bank
under guard of Patrolman Ed Burke
and returned with the requisite amount
In gold. This sum he turned over te
Attorney Logan and the latter gave
his check for the balL - ' -
When asked If he desired to make any
rstateraent Louden hotly . declined. - His
attorney maintains that the criminal
court is being used for the purpose of
collecting money front ' his client and
that he will have no difficulty In clear
ing Louden. -.-vr
TIBER U SER
Fear That Further Investigation Will Involv
"' Idaho Republicans Whom Roosevelt
Sent Taft to Help
It will Involve th late Governor Steu
nenberg. Governor Gooding and other'
belonging to the Republican maohln f
Idah who Were helped by Taft.
No on her who Is Informed as to
th situation doubts that the labor
men gave th Brat laots which brought
forth the Investigation. Government
officials hare have been advised that the
alleged Irregularities In the acquisition
of timber lands la Idaho have been no
torious for years, and thnt soores among
the most prominent professional, busi
ness, political and society people of the
State have been openly chard with
th double arUn ef filing ea timber
. i '.. , . :
Yesterday 6) ffiVflftO
: CENTS. E&glArfEa
BE HELD UP
Farmers Demand High
Prices forRightof Way
Across Property, City
Northern : Officials Give
Interesting Testimony on the
Cost of Transcontinental Road
Before Interstate Commerce
Commission n Portland, y
Railroad enaineers. con tractors, rlsht
of way agents and real estate agents
were on th stand today In th inter
state commerce commission's ' bearing
of th Spokan rat ease. An effort
was mad to arrive at a fair estimate
of theyvaluea of railroad terminals and
rights of way of ths Great Northern.
Railroad company, whose tax and right
or way commissioner placed a value of
t6l,l4.SeS on terminals in the princi
pal elttaa and towns and IIT.Tti.Tll 'on
right C way utside. .
Smgueexs Testify. .
Portland did not get an inning at th
1 rnon session, -which was devoted
largely to th controversy over valua
tions of .the railroad property of the
Great Northern. At th opening of the
session Chlsf Engineer Hogeland was
placed a second time on the stand to
testify regarding cost of construction
of the Greet Northern. He was fol
lowed by N. D. Miller, chief engineer
of the Portland A Seattle railroad, whom
th Great Northern called to show th
value of grading and transportation
Millar testified that the Portland A
SeatUe company pays the Great North
ern and Northern Pacific for transpor
tation or materials, equipment, supplies
and men In construction work on the
north bank Una He said that, no to
January 1, his company's expense for
transportation has amounted to 10.91
cents per yard for all earth and rock
work handled. He said th prtoee that
are being paid for earth and rock work
en th north bank range from IT to f I
oenta per yard. ; He thought Hogeland'
estimate of 4 k cent on coat of trans
portation for construction work waa
much too low, and said he could not get
such rates front sny railroad. Under
th ruling of the Interstate commerce
commission railroad eerapanies must
charge the tariff rates for transporta
tion in construction work as ,1a all
other traffic, . ..
- i 'Wnai XaaUmf . Costs.
. Contractor Winston, who has worked
on railroad construction for 10 years in
th northwest, testified that In one or
two oases where he has sublet grading
Job where there was no transportation
furnished by the railroad he paid four
cents per yard more than where trans
portation was furnished. He said they
were paying IS to II cents per. yard for
moving earth en his contract of Tl mile
through Hells-at valley from Garrison
to Missoula, where th Northern Pacific
and Milwaukee roads are building par
allel line, f
Charle Bayden. rlgnt of way and tax
agent for the . Great Northern system,
who has been with that company IS
years, mad a statement under oath as
to his opinion of what it would oost to
acquire the lands comprising the present
terminal and rights of way of that
company. , His total estimate was
f8T.O7,tTL He did not know what
these properties originally cost th
company. He said lands tn North Da-
(Continued on Pag Two.)
land ti homestead a " 1 t 1 ft r
their rfidenffs at 1" ! at 1
towns, and finally, ).. ?.r.,i
swearing thAt thy h i 1
quired lngth cf time on t s .
It Was SAld to, lair y p , t
official that It U fi-4 a .
veatlirstlon may lr i! j c . .
remarkable si . . -the
country, hr ' f ' i i
people of km h h i
U o'litl drill ,
the stf fr .r) r-. t , , .
Borah's ' !
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