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VOL. VIII. ' NO. 264:
PORTLAND, OREGON? -FRIDAY f EVENING, JANUARY k7,;U810 TWENXy iPAGESj
v pprri?. Twn rpNTs
lIAJiDB .V ... CtKTS
ill . SPECIAL COU
HEV CO U RT FOR
; President's Special v Message
Recommends That Five Cir?
cuit;j Judges ',. From, r Various
Districts Be Appointed. : - '
AIMS TO FACILITATE
! INTERSTATE CAES
U.S. BATTLESHIPS CAUGHT' IN THE ICE' ':
i m i
Lilly Ridley Dies After Drinking
k Solution; Bichloride of Mer-
cury at House of Mrs. Elsie
Kramer,' .167 West Parkv "
Annual Sessions of Court May
;( ; Be Held in Washing
ton. Di C.
.. . ? ...
. ; Washington, ..Jn. T.r-pn'"fh'"uWct
. ' ef , IntersUte commerce la a special
L message sent to-congress today, PresI
dent .Taft, after calling attention to the
, , (tot tntC a large numoer or oraers is
, sued by Abe Interstate Commerce com
' t mission have been appealed from, says
would not the proper -to attempt
' to deprive. any corporation, or tne.rign
?ofrevleW ty a' court ' of any order or
1 decres Which,: If undisturbed, would rob
i it of . a reasonable return on its In
j vestment or would subject It to bnr
1 dens that unjustly discriminate against
'-It and la favor of 'other earners slmi
T.larly situated. What, Is. of supreme
Importance . is that the decision of such
'a' auestlon will be as speedy; as the
nature of the circumstances "will ..ad
- mlt and that a conformity of decision
can be assured so as to bring abqui
an effective,, systematic, scientific en-
foroement of the commerce law rather
than confJlttlnir decisions v ana uncer
tulnty of 'final result.. For tuis.pur
, noas .1 .4 recommend the. establishment
f a court, of the." l'ilted States to-be
fsomposed or va juascia, at'Hignaieu -ur
lauch puiiMise from' amdngtlio' circuit
judges of the United State.fo be'known
t aa ;.tno ; umttu .' stau-r court-roi com
' merce, 1 which court' shall be . clothed
wltlj original an axcluslvs ' jurlsdicttoa
over tn louowing classes x cases
i : Classes of Cases . to: Be Xteard.
4 "First All cases for enforcement
Otherwise than by adjudication and, for
. the .oolleotlon of penalty or - by the
'Infliction of criminal punishment of any
order of the Interstate Commerce com
. mission; other than . for , tha payment
. of money. -. . ; . -
"Second. AU cases brought to an-
Join, set aside, annul or suspend, any
k order or requirement of the' Interstate
. t Commerce commission. ; T -
I i "Third. Ail auch cases as under sec
i tlon of ,tha act of February 1, 190S,
known as the EJ kins' act are author
lied to 'be maintained In a circuit court
of the. United BUtes., '
i - "Fourth. ' All such ' mandamus ' pro
. - ceedlngs aa, under : the provisions of
section 20 or section 23, of the Inter
' state commerce law, are authorised to
DR.. JOHNSON SAYS WAS ,
.fA'DISEASE OF, STOMACH"
Drunken Man : Gives' Nurse
'Doped" Coffee While She
: Works Over Patient.' '
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ROCKED BY QUAKE
Four Terrific Shocks in Five
Hours at Swan Island
' Commotion in Harbor.
nnifl PrM tMHl WIra.
) Mobile. Ala.. Jan. 7. -Word reached
this city today that a terrible earth
quake shook ' Swan island, . 900 miles
from here In the - Caribbean sea, on
'' January 1. Captain Olsen of the fruit
steamer Corlnto, which is in this- har
bor, said that the island rocked, for
half an hour.- Five shocks were felt
fThe natives fled In terror to the beach
.and begged the Corlnto's crew to take
' them aboard. -
I" ' Aocordlngto Captain Olsen, the water
In the . harbor fairly boiled when the
, heaviest - tremor came. His ship was
' turned completely around, he said, by
a whirlpool. '
Swan (eland ts the property of Cap
. tain ,W. . C. Adaraa of Mobile.
"Lilly Ridley, disease of the stomach."
That, la the .way', the' death Certificate
signed by Dr." E. D. Johnson, 'reads."
XJlly Ridley, died from drinking : a
solution of . bichloride of, mercury tab
lets, at l7West Park street," That
tell the real story of. the case, though
not all of ,lt Incidentally . there is the I
story 6f a drinking bout, of a reported
quarrel with a 'sweetheart, of the sub-
Sequent quaffing of a quantity of cor
rosive . sublimate, and then death,' '.
Quite Incidentally, again Is the report
that, the nurse, sent - to -attend the I
poisoned . woman Immediately ' after , her
Illness . began, , was given drugged cof
fee by a man In the house at 1I West!
Park, ..that -.she saw. 'something, was
wrong. . struggled to . her . borne and
lapsed into unconsciousness, being found
more' than an hour . afterwards by her
sister, and . revived after a long series
of efforts. .This is the first-time 'in I
the. history Of the city, so far as known,
whrre a . nurse has been molested in I
this manner " . . , .
" ' Coroner Is XaactlT.
Ben ti.' Nordent the coroner, lias taken
no official action in regard to the death
of Miss Kidley,, , From the records there
Can ; be- tloUiiiig Klt'a.uied ; to i howrtbat
it was a case of suicide, or poisoning, ac
cidental or otherwise. The funeral was
scheduled -for-this afternoon t at ):S0
o'clock and by. noon the death certifi
cate had not been signed-by, Dr. John
son, though the death occurred at 1 :1 0
o clock Wednesday morning.
Dr. Johnson explains the disease of)
the stomach cause of death by saying I
he did not sea the use of "any cook and
bull story about poison and sweethearts
getting into' the -paper to bring sorrow
to an aged mother and father."
Mrs. Elsie Kramer says she Is very I
much shaken by the happening. , Lilly I
Ridley, she says, has been a friend of (
hers for some time and has been at I
her house on different occasions ..for I
extensive periods. She has come and I
gone and theast time had been there
J:uht?r i T "t w; RIe? Governor and Railway Com-
' ". .
" Ambassador Alleged, to Have
Written to Sir Charles Wal
pole, Protectionist Candidate
for Parliament; r- -
OFFICIAL'S RECALL .
MAY BE DEMANDED
Epistle Said to Have Claimed
American Workmen Are ;
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(Continued on . Page Ten.)
11 MEMBERS OF
California People Poisoned by
. Fruit Laid to RestOne
' . ' : United PreM leased Wire.)
Sawtelle. CaL, Jan. 7. Seven hearses,
bearing eight members of the Fernari
des, Valdes, Reyes and Preclado fami
lies,, who died from the effects of poi
son after , a - family banquet on . New
Tear'sr dry. left Sawtelle today for
Santa Monica's Catholic church at Santa
Monica, where the funeral services were
heln. ... ..- ' . :"
Iate this afternoon three members of
the Garcia family, who died, two days
after eating the poisoned food, will be
burled. Services will be held at the
same church and the burials will be at
Woodlawn cemetery.. 1 1 ' '
One i more fatality has been added to
(Continued on, Page Ten.) ,
COUNCIL COMMITTEE :
4t t jl V
i The health and police committee of the
city .council this morning made a rec
ommendation that a committee of three
be appointed E to investigate the mu
nicipal transportation service of the, city
H with a wlew to improving conditions
.complained of by various civic asssocla
. ; tions of the city, and the public gener
'Councilman Rushlight asked the com
mittee to recommend also the appoint
ment of a. technical Expert to define just
.what the word "service" means, and to
' say what shall constitute good service
on the JGttet car lines of Portland. This
request waa not heeded by the commit
tee, but Mr. Hushlight will take the
matter up later when the council meets
next Wednesday.; : ; -
The committee amended the ordinance
i - ' 'r. ' . ' .
prohibiting scows within - the harbor
lines. . The amendment will . go before
the councll,at Its next meeting for final
action. It was submitted by Councilman
Rushlight and aims to treat "the rich
and poor alike," as ' that lawmaker ex
presses the case. : If the council upholds
the committee, houseboats will not be
permitted to-: moor within . the harbor
lines. . This means that the summer col
ony that has annually established Itself
between Ross Island and. Swan Island
will have to move either up. ori down
the river. , . '
The new billboard ordinance ': Intro
duoed by Councilman Ellis was referred
for further action.. The committee will
hold a conference with the mayor .and
leading bill poster companies of the city
and will -report to the council next Week.
mission Forbid Coal Confis
cation ; by-the' Railroads
Schools Are Closing. ; ' ;
' (Doited Press teased Wlre.1
Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 7, Threat'
ened with a fuel famine, Iowa Is prac
tlcally without protection from the bit
ter cold ' that prevails throughout th-j
state. , - ';.,' f . v. , '
Governor CarrolJ and s the . sUte rail
road commissioners today Issued an or
der to all railroads forbidding them to
appropriate any coal in transit for their
own use." The officials'- of practically
every railroad operating within the state
announced that they would comply With
me order. ' . f.
All classrooms at SlmDSOn eollecra at
Indianola -were closed today-. ; because
fuel was unavailable., College exercises
(Continued on Page Ten.)
. BE PREVENTED
Employers. Defy, Compositors
t at Meeting and Men Prepare
for .v struggle Nearly ? All
t Shops-to Be' Non-unionized.
Job printers ,are preparing to . strike
for , higher wages.... Fifty., employers at
meeting- last night voted welcome to
ther strike and defiance ta the strikers.
while live,; were in favor 'of " granting
me raise." employers neciare they can
non-uniomza tne- snaps with . profit to
themselvesi 'v The printers, assert that
there are not enourh . "unrnr" nHt.n
west of the Rocky mountains 1 to meet
th Portland - demand.- .'-ff
.WhllA the Gutenberg club of -employing
printers-was holding a ;"stahd pat
session last night the ; press feeders'
union was engaged - In- a session- as
strenuous and aa defiant." Governed by
hpe- that. at the last foment differ
ences' may be adjusted, a . strike order
(Continued. on Page Ten.)
The United States battleships , in the
. '.midst ol the, floating ice packs in
i the North- river. Three launches at
;' tached to the vessels were rammed
by ice during the cold snap and; so
-: injured that they sank, leaving only
a small margin of time for the men
- on them to escape. .One of them
is Vseen in ' the "foreground, i With
the therrnometer just a little above
the zero mark, the marine on guard,
, as : shown, suffered severely. . '
(Vaitfi Pnn leased Wtra.) ' "
London, Jan. 7. Efforts are , being
made to learn . whether - Ambassador
Reid authorised the publication , of , a
leUer he wrote to 81r tharlcs Walpolo. a
protectionist candidate for parliament
mien tne protectiontats are using as
campaign material' The Liberals are
said to be behind the Investigation.' . It
is reported .that if ' they succeed In
proving that the contents of the letter
were made' publlo under- the - ambassa
dor's ' authorisation f they will charge
Held "with s Interfering in English poli
tics, and may take steps looking toward
his recall. -- , f
The letter : concerned ' Itself with the
condition of,- America's unemployed.
Reid Is .' said to Vv asserted i in it
that the stories of their' suffering- un
der the present economic, conditions in
the United States are greatly exagger
ated.- . ' . .'V' . k'-tt' '
The : letter deprecating ! the reported
deplorable efft-ct' of protection on 1 the
unemployed -irf America is said to have
furnished Walpole and other English
ProtectlonlHts much valuable1 material
for tluiir KiiffUwh protection fight
"Ambarfsnoor'-Retd i is f nrmite-tO' -:the "
United Btatt's to attend the funeral of
his father-in-law, the late D, O. RT lllst
who died" rr California. -."' , r rZ, .
'?f it 'fhAt Afn.rlMn' .mh.MV the ntst
ment was. made - today that' thv letter
waa (.written long .before i the ' precipita
tion of .the present protection dlsousskm
in i England and waa ' intended 'to-be
merely a .personal. oommunlcatlon. -
OF PORTLAND MAH
Blood . Thirsty Mafia,.',Whos3
Members Thought to Be Op
erating, Extensively in This
City,' Tells Vitti Vittil ,
GIVES MONEY TO
' 7 SAVE HIS LIFE
Receives Letter Bearing Cross
BonesBelieved Others of
Italian Colony Threatened.
Supplies Will Be Exhausted To
morrow , When Many Fac
tories ' and ; Public Buildings
vii iw 1 1 v : -- -
REACHES OUT FDR
SALT LAKE ROUTE
Black Hand outrages in the cast were
brought near.; homo today, when Infor
mation substantiating, reports of the re
ceipts mafia letters .by ., prominent
members Of the Italian colon v wn .h.
talned. ' That members of n tcrn
Black Hand gang are working In Port
land was the admission of Vltto Vltti.
Italian- proprietor of the grocery store
at 194 Sheridan street. , ' -
Vitti, wh was . ths recipient .of a
Black Hand Mter more than six months
ago, admitted that he had thrice paid
money, the amounts ranging from 123
to f SO, to a representative of the mafia.
In all, he. paid put more than $100. .
.,, Bloody Crosses In ; tetter.
'When Vlttf i received the threatentnc
letter, i scrawled : In Ink; on wrupDlns
palmer, and decorated, with bloody. crosw. s
and cradu drawings. of a hand he turned
It over to tb detective btireau ,of thts
police departnienti Detectives were a
SlKned to th case, but prn imahl. i
get any.ifle as to the identity of the let
ter writer. i'. i i" ' . : :. V "
Following' the .failure of the bollr
to cllilKa .Intt n tlin 'VOiK-lf tin
Vlttli alleged to -have ,Ttcrvd- a wc-'
ond cnnmunicat!un.; In 'plalh laiitUit;j. '
e was-told what the miiUKiixJ i-
titt.p.: C"ri:ess .'lie 'turned ove. $iuu
he was Informed that his grocery store.
overwhich ' he lives with, his .family,
was. to be blown to atoms. V If he was
not killed 'in ; the; explosion. ; the letter
(Continued on Page Ten.)
(United Press Leased Wire.)'
Chicago, Jan. 7- The coal supply of
this city la nearly exhausted and with
traffic' demoralized ' because "of 'the re
cent -. storms . there Is little . likelihood
that further shipments will be received
soon. , The suffering among the .poor
Is growing. Relief measures undertaken
by the various charitable organizations
have only, partially allayed the Suffer
ing,; because of 'the scarcity of fuel and
the thigh -prices of provisions. The
average household has not fuel enough
to last over a rew aaya. The big con
Burners', supplies will.be exhausted to
morrow, which threatens to result, in
cessation of manufacturing and the
demoralisation of leotrio and steam
Many buildings are scheduled to close
because of the lack, of heat and It is
feared that-a wholesale . order for the
temporary laying off of clerks arid of
f ice men will follow. , ,
Owning 50 fj?er Cent of Stock,
1 Is Quietly Pickirig Up Small
Blocks Rumor That Road
Be Taken Over.
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BURGLAR BURIED; SPECIAL SESSION
IN OHNEL OF CABINET ON
. am a jajh a a BBBssi an mm si sssav
- fINonU ArrAK
Fails. to Return With Swag on
Schedule Time Wife
:';(Ualted 'Preas Leased Wlxs.)
New Tork, Jan. 7. Men are digging
up. Ludlow street, in the heart 'of the
down : town -section of the east side,
in -an effort to find IsaacFingelstein.'
the human -mole," who is. believed to
be entombed, in ,& passage he- bored
in. ajv effort to gain an underground
entrance to a Jewelry store. If Finkel-
teln is dead,;- he has ' been - smothered
In a grave of his own making and is
the victim of-his own greed., ,
After the excavators had worked sev
eral hours, having found the course of
his tunnel, 'Finkelstejn's wife confessed
that he had told her of a plan to bur
row under the street and rob the Zlrln-
Bky lewslry sto.re, known as"Tiffany's
of the East Side.", -- : -
It is said that Jewelry ,. and Jewels
worth more than 150,000 are stored
In the Zlrinsky vaults. . ' , ;
The; poll.ee learned or,.the' project of-
th "human mole": when Flnitelatalii's
brother-in-law reported, that he believed
Flnklesteln had been burled alive under
the street "
Taft Stung by-Pinchot's Taunt
Question as to Best Way
to Fire the Forester House
Acts on Resolution.
(Onlted Press(. Leased' Wlra.) 1
Washington., Jan. 7. The. cabinet Js
In special' session in the case of Ballin-
gelj and Plnchot v'r4Pinchot will ; In all
likelihood be discharged. .
Washington, , Jan. ' 7. The Whole
Investigation T had been, cooked up
'to , make 1 PlnUhot - chief defendant
thus , obscuring' the' real -issue as
t Balllnger. Pierce, 'Dennett j, and
Boh warts, , when along came ' Pinchot'S
letter,' admitting; all: facta freely, and
Justifying - them . on the. ground ': that .
tUolted Press Leased Wire.)
New Tork, Jan. 7Wal street today
refused to authenticate the report that
tha Southern Pacific ' would absorb the
San Pedro, " Los ' Angeles A , Salt Lake
railroad when traffic . was restored and
the . latter road rehabilitated after the
recent floods in Nevada and California,
that swept away 100 miles of track and
, From an authoritative' source, how
ever, came the word that, the Harriman
system was quietly .'preparing to take
over shares irom a. numoer or smaii
stockholders. Inasmuch as the corpor
ation Is said already to own SO per, cent
of the Salt Lake road's stock issue, the
move Is regarded here as the first step
In the exercise of Southern Pacific con
The nroiected route through the Ca-
Jon pass In southern California to Dag
gett will be put through as soon -as
the main line Is repaired. On comple
tion of this, it is rumored, the Harri
man , Interests will take over- the man.
agement of the Clark road..
AGAINST OLD BANK
TO BE PAID IN FULL
Receiver Howard .Will - Have
'Money Ready Tomorrow for .
X Small Depositors in the De
f funct Title Guarantee.
Claims and interest aggregating about
$166,000 will be paid depositors in tha
Title Guarantee' & Trust company by
Receiver' R. 8. "Howard : Jr..tomorrow,
January 8. Six months interest on all
unpaid claims, which , have been filed
and approved,' will' be paid and all un
paid claims up to and including $500
against tha failed i Institution will be
liquidated by Receiver Howard.'
Mr. Howard expects to be able to
close up the' sale of the property at the
southeast corner of Seventh and Alder :
not- later than February 1. when a 20
per cent dividend will be declared on all -remaining
accounts of record..
Tomorrow's dividend will reduce, the
number of Unpaid claims to about 500,
and the dividend-of February 1, will re
duce the amount of the receiver's liabil
ities to less than $750.000. - ,
Sine taking charge of the bank's af
fairs, two years ago, -Receiver Howard
has . reduced the - liabilities by more
than $1,600,000, and expects before the
expiration, of the time allowed by the
court for winding up the affairs of thn
Institution. July llll; that he will
have paid every depositor's claim. '
OLD PENCIL VENDER
GROUND TO PIECES
UNDER CAR WHEELS
(Continued on Page Fifteen.)
O. F. Parker, alias, J- H- Blalte, a one
armed pencil vender about 60 years of
age, waa found "dead on tne car tracK
of the Mt. Scott line, between Kern
Park and Haselwlld this morning. In
juries to "the bpdy and scattered brains,
bits of clothing and a - portion of the
skull indicated that the man had been
dragged a considerable distance ' by a
car, believed to have been the one leav
ing the city about i a. m. The body
was found by the passengers and crew
of the' first Inbound car about 6 o'clock,
Half of the head was torn away, mak
ing Identification from the features dif
ficult, and thn right leg waa broken In
terday the man had called at the O. W.
P.. office, for a small satchel containing
pencils which1 he had left on the out
bound car the night before, and, ultrn
lng for It he inscribed the)' name of O,
F; Parker, giving his address as Kern
Park. - '
Conductors William -.Ward, In char:
Of the last outbound car, about 1.20 t:
morning, reported this afternoon
Claim Agent Boynton of the car com--pany
that the one-armed man was in
his car and got off at Kern Park. T1 ;
he was not k.ifle.d by that csr.-i'e t . '
was certain, because the man was 'm
Ing on the depot platform as '
pujled out As the body was foijnd t.
theifirst incoming car, the only c-
eon34iiered plausible Is that . he rU
two places. A card bearing the name of
T'-Y ntaV waa found ftmnn..fh. thlnri
scattered alona the track and It fur-1 was asleep on the track wh-n I
fiished a dew upon which to work. Sub-1 outbound car came along-, or (L
gsquently It was -discovered that yes- to board K.
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