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VOL. X. H NO. 153.
PORTLAND,,, OREGON, ' FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER l 19U. TWENTY-TWO PAGES.
TWO CENTS ? iD irrrt
Vi-il ) IT AMES TIVI OUT.
Henry Clay Beattie, Jr.
Man Goes to Egypt
AUTO PARTY OF 9
TEST, HUTS EDICT
HAfiRIMAN CHIEF IN
; UNIONS' OFFICIALS
FEARING ASYLUM. .
WIFE ID HIMSELF
: nHTTlC'QMlira , i
ULHI IIL UUUUI1ULL
Mysterious Message' Received
.1 During Morning Session Is
Declared Vitaiiy Important
; tor Prisoner by Attorney.
LAWYER. RUSHES FROM
STAND TO TELEPHONE
Court Room is Aroused When
; Defendant: and Father Ex
citedly Read - Wire.
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I (United Press Leaied Wire.)
Chesterfield Court House. Vs., Sept 1.
--With an ?elemen of mystery Injected
toy receipt . of a & telegram - which At
torney Smith for the defense : excitedly
declared conUlned information of tho
moat Important character and with the
promise that Henry Clay seatue, jr..
.. teklr the stand in his; own defense,
would make disclosures calculated to
trove hla .Innocence' of ; the charge of
t having murdered , hie young wife.' the
trial of the, banker today assumed an
atmosphere Of Intensity far greater than
has .existed at any other time since the
court preceding first began, ,
TarHv arrival nf witnesses today de
layed proceedings for half an hour. Then
character witnesses were sworn.
n U'riht nt t a Richmond DOllce. J
P. Jones, R. O. Broadus and Richard
Sanders all testified," that the. reputa
tions of E. Neblltt, whose tesUmony
flatly contradicted that of Paul Beat
tie, and Henry Clay Beattle, Jr., were
both MStnlned. Following tnese wit
nesses, the defense. In further efforts
to show that ' the . relations between
- mrA hla win were more cordial.
placed the prisoner's, brother, Douglas
Beattle, n the stand., (" - v
After stating that Henry. Beattle and
his wife apparently wssea wnenever
they met and that he had never noticed
bmyf iair Af . hsrniAnv between them.
Douglas, referring to the night of. the
1 "In response to a felephono call from
rir Mrrr. mv father, my sister and I
hastened ( to the . Owen home. Father
entered first and when I went In I saw
Henry In father's arms, sobbing ("and
fnni4ra. , llttln. allnwr Tt htlona:ed tO
- Louise, and I knew, then that hr was
dead." ' i-". " -
The hoy then went on - to descries
smearing his doth witn "Diooa in onv
ing the automobile) after, tha tragedy
Attorney smitn- asKea permission to
have experts examine the car, stating
that the defense purposed showing that
the bloodstains on the turnpike might
(Continued on Page eighteen.)
STEEL TRUST 13
United 'States Steel Products
Company Rents Sixth Floor
The United States Steel Products com
pany, the selling end of , the United
States Steel" company, the big steel
trust, has leased the entire sixth floor
of the Belling building at Sixth and Al
der, of 19 offices, which will be occupied
by the .sales agents of the different de
partments of the steel trust. ' Hereto
fore the United States Steel company
has been represented in Portland by
33. R. Eldredge.v selling agent for the
American Wire ft . Steel company, with
fflces at Ninth and Irving streets, and
H. K Hoge, selling' agent for the Car
negie Steel company, with offices In the
Wells-Fargo building. These agencies
together with the American Bridge com
pany, a subsidiary concern of the steel
trust, which -will hereafter av a rep
resentative in Portland, will operate
from the general headquarters In the
Selling, building, under the name of the
United States Steel Products company.
SCANDINAVIAN-AMERICAN BROTHERHOOD TO END CONTENTION WITH BANQUET DELEGATES NAME SPOKANE
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DELAY IN SESSION
Chosen President of Broths
erhood; .Washington .Men
: Get -Honors.
O. J. Strom me. county commissioner
of Butte, ,Mont was elected president
of the supreme lodge of tha Scandinav
ian-American Brotherhpod, this morning,
succeeding Judge Arntaen of Tacoma,
who has held the office for several
terms. Other oflfcers elected, were Su
preme Vice President R. H. Lund, of
Tacoma, Wash., and Supreme Secretary
Treasurer . Fran Burman, of -Spokane,
Wash. Minor offices will be filled this
afternoon when the supreme lodge of
the affiliated sisterhood will also elect
According to the program the con
vention should close this evening but ft
Is possible that It will have to be held
over till tomorrow afternoon owing to
the great amount of work resulting
from the creation of the supreme lodge
(Continued on Page Eighteen.)
CONCEALED WEAPON LAW
EFFECTIVE IN NEW YORK;
(UDlted PrM LuM Wire.)
. New York, Sept. .1. Carrying a
concealed weapons Is a felony in
New York, commencing today,
and the dealer who sells a wea
pon that can be carried under
cover without the purchaser hav
ing secured a police permit will
be deemed guilty of a miode-'.
meanor.- ; The law says dealers'
must keep a complete record of
every weapon fcold.
General Manager Kruttschnitt
; and Fjve Representatives of
Labor Begin Discussion at
- 11 o'Clock This Morning. -
KLINE IS SPOKESMAN, i
' OUTLINING DEMANDS
Anxiety Is' Keynote of Situa
tion' in Camps of the :
' Kaa Fraaoiseo, Kept. 1. The confer
ence ' of nnioa leaders' of the shopmen
of the Harrimaa . lines ..with Julius
Xrnttsehnttt, manager . of the system,
ended hire at amo this aftsrnooa with
There will not be another meeting.
The union leaders will meet la half
as hour and issue a statement.
It Is believed the men will strike. "
The only demand made by the union
leaders on Xrnttsohnitt. the union men
said after the eonterence, was for the
recognition of the shopmen's federa
tion. This was refused.
San Francisco, Sept. 1. With indus
trial peace or war pn all the Harrlman
lines west of the Mississippi as Its
probable outcome, one of the most mo
mentous 'conferences In labor historv be
gan here promptly at 11 o'clock today,
wnen international presidents of rive
shopmen's unions, or their representa
tives, met with Hnnfiral Mnman KVnlt.
schnitt of the Harrlman roads.
J. w. Kline,. president of the Black
smiths' International union, -was spokes
man for the men. With him nn tlc v
Ryan, president of the railway carmen;
vv. rranaiin. president or trie bolier
makers; J. P. Buckalew1, vice president
of the m.phln(nt snrt T n rmu .....
resenting President M. O'Sulliva'n of
me sneet metal workers.
Anxiety was the keynote of the sit
uation In both th mmn of. tho uhn
leaders and ' at the -company's .offices
inurnina;. . : xveitner tne general or.
fleers of tha craft nn inn nnr th mom.
bers of the advisory, board 'of the fed
ratloit would speak; , regarding., Jjsl
prooaoie. outcome oi me meeting 'after
Kline, th chairman, v had . ,made. vols
statement' They seemed to understand
that the tremendous crisis in the affairs
or ine railroad employes of the coun
try had bean reanhari.arut that vlthln
few houts they might be called upon
to ODen an Industrial war twnrhlnar frnm
end to end of the country, the outcome
or wmcn could only be guessed at.
Steps Are Taken Toward
Breaking Up of Standard
' Into 33 Companies.
New York, Sept. 1. Steps toward the
dissolution of the Standard Oil company
were taken today with the -commencement,
of the distribution of the stock of
the various companies comprising the
trust among the stockholders of the
Standard Oil company of New York, the
parent concern. Although the Standard
will be split up Into its 33 original
companies, there is ground for belief
that the trust, organized along different
lines, will continue the controlling fac
tor in the oil tradevof the world.
The Standard Oil company of New
Jersey Is not merely a holding company.
It owns great ref.nerles In New Jersey,
Maryland and West Virginia, capable of
producing about one third of the illumi
nating oil manufactured by all "trust"
companies. Even as an Independent cor
poration It will be a sower.
Learning That Mate Had Con
sulted Friend About Hav
ing Him Confined to Insti
tution, Doctor Kills Her.
DOUBLE TRAGEDY OCCURS
JUST BEFORE BREAKFAST
Ryan Chides Wife, at Table
and -Then Turns Gun
' Upon Her;;
(I'nited PrHs Leased Wire.)
Los Angeles, Sept. 1. Fear of being
committed to an asylum for the Insane
today caused Dr. Owen Ryan, JO, to
send a bullet crashing through - his
wife s brain. He then turned the re
volver on himself, sending a bullet
through his heart. "
Death in each case was instantan
eous. . ...
Tragedy at Breakfast Table, j
, The murder and sulcldu occurred just
as the couple whs about to partake of
the morning meal. Their two sons
were drewnjng in an upstairs room
when they were startled to hear two
shots in rapid succession. C. D. Ryan,
the older boy, grabbed a shotgun and
rushed downstairs. Ha was horrified
to Bee his mother lying at the foot of
the banisters, a gaping wound in her
head.. His father lay across a dining
room chair with a bullet through his
. Dr. Ryan and his family moved to
Los Angeles' from Springfield, 111., two
months ago and purchased a handsome
home on South Flower street, a fash
ionable residence district.
- phyalolaa acted Strangely.
A week ago Mrs. Ryan complained
that the physician was acting strange
ly. As no Improvement was noticed
in his condition,. Mrs. 'Ryan and her
sons yesterday consulted a friend rela
tive to having her husband committed
to an asylum..' 'In some unexplained
manner Dr. Ryan learned of his wife's
intentions and chlded . her about the
matter at; the breakfast table. . Mrs.
Ryan attempted to leave the room, hut
a intercepted by her huebartd at the
foot of tha stairs. He toeld a 82 caliber
reorver-n ?his nana. " Takljwt doliber
alar, aim" tjev firedS The ( bullet ' fcene-
i ratea tee brain ana .Mrs.- Ryan-, died
without a" gasp, i Ryan then. returned
t6y the dining room, sat down in a chair
and ended his own life.
Railroad Commission, Over
ruled in Federal Court, Va
cates Order and Will Ask
Legislature for Remedy.
(8lem Butvan of Tbe Journal.)
Salem,- Or.,-. Bopt-' 1. The railroad
commission today vacated Its orders
providing for a physical connection be
tween the United Railways and South
ern Pacific companies' lines near the
Jefferson street depot. The orders also
provided for an Interchange of traffic
between the two lines.
July 31 Judge Wolverton, In the Uni
ted states circuit court, at Portland,
held that section 17 of the railroad
commission law. which provides for the
interchange of traffic between connect
ing lines wns Invalid, because so broad
in its terms as necesetarlly to include
Interstate traffic. Judge Wolverton
then overruled a demurrer of the rail
road commission to the bill of com-
(Contlnued on Page Eighteen.)
Construction Company Given
24 Hours in Which to As
.sent to an Additional . Four
WORKS BOARD TRIED
A. B. Manley Saves Day for
Builders, After Hot Verbal
. . Session.
: The crematory built for the city at
Guild's lake by the Public Works En
gineering company escaped by a hair's
breadth from being finally rejected by
the board of public works this morning.
It was only by the quick withdrawal
by A. B. Manley, president of the'eom
pany, of the ultimatum expressed by
Secretary Smith on behalf of the com
pany that the rejection of the inciner
ator was avoided.
So much discussion has taken place
before the health board concerning the
crematory, so much time has been con
sumed, and so much dickering has been
done, that the members of the board
express themselves as being sick and
tired of the whole proposition and are
anxious to get the whole matter settled
definitely as soon -as possible.
It waa while considering an agree.
ment that had been prepared by the city
attorney providing for a four months'
test of the crematory that Dr. Alan
Welch Smith, a member of the health
board, enteral the motion, that the cre
matory be rejected. The motion fol
lowed a statement by Secretary Smith
that his company would not "sign an
agreement for the test.
Hauler Wins Say.
But when President Manley jumped
to his feet and said that he waa the
one to speak for his company and he
aeked for a little time to consult his
attorney. Dr. Smith withdrew his mo-
(Continued on Page Eighteen.)
Southerners Do Not Attend
Banquet, Expecting Ne
(CnKM Pma leawd Wire.)
Boston, Sept. 1. The color line
threatena to temporarily disrupt the
American Bar association. In convention
here today, because Special Assistant
General William H. Lewis, a negro, an
nounces that he will positively not re
sign as a member of that distinguished
Southern barristers did not attend the
banquet last night because they feared
Lewis would be there. They insist to
day that if Lewis is wise he will resign
without further trouble. A former pres
ident, of the association, whose name is
withheld, said today:
"The country should know that the
American Bar association did not elect
Lewis a member. The Massachusetts
council, months ago, proposed his name
to the executive council, which never
rejects anyone proposed by a local coun
cil. It is unfortunate that Massachu
setts rroposed a nro. In my opinion
it would be wise for him to withdraw
'Brains" of Tweed Ring Dead.
(United Prm Letaed Wire.)
New York. Sent. 1. Tntmr n
nralns") Sweenev. famous N Tnrt
politician in the old days, who was comT
moniy ur-eiuiru wnn p"aeBion or the
Drains wnicn rmiiy directed me des
tinies nf the "Ross" TweeH rln rn
years ao, is dead today at Lake Mo-
napac, r'.w iuik, iruin injuritaj sus
tained In falling down a flight of stairs.
tu waa bo years oia.
jS NEXT MEETING PLACECLOSING MAY BE DELAYED BY UNFINISHED WORK'
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Lord Kitchener, who will be agent
(Ceneral for England.
KITCHENER IS SENT
TO EGYPT TO SI
England Hopes,' Through Much
Hated General, to Start
Ruction in Khedive's Prov
ince, and Thus Permit Grab.
London, Sept. That the appoint
ment of Lord Kitchener to succeed Sir
Eldon CJorst as agent general In tfgypt
means speedy annexation by Great Brit
ain is the -general belief in .dlploxnaU
circles nere louay. -...! - . , . i .
'The khedlve, .Abbas Hilmi.. eontlnues
to intrlgae against British rule and It
has been decided that he must go. Mold
ing the key to the Sues canal Egypt oc
cupies a strategic position in the world
game. For many years Great ' Britain
has schemed to grab It away from Tur
key and . the presence of Kitchener,
whom the Egyptians hate and fear,
probably will provide the excuse
His arrival will be as a red rag
not only to both the khedtve and the
royalists, but to the nationalists who
would break away from the technical
ownership of Turkey and the actual
domination of Great Britain by' forming
the land- of the Pharaohs Into an inde
The Instant disorders start In Egypt,
the British government. It Is believed,
will assume that the Egyptians are no
longer able to manage their own affairs
and the country will become a British
AGED SHAKERS POISON
GIRL SEEKING DEATH
Klsslme, Fla Sept. 1. The Shaker
colony at Ashton haw, a peculiar mur
der sensation today in which the alleged
murderers are being condemned by some
people and commended by others.
Egbert Glliet. 53, and Elizabeth Sears.
74, are charged with having killed Sadie
Marcbant. They admit poisoning her.
declaring that she was dying from
tuberculosis, and asked them tefc end
Cat Expert pple-Picker.
Chlco, Cel., SepVi.T Harry Banker
has trained a cat to pick apples. The
cat can knock them off the tree faster
than one person can pick them up.
NATIVES TO REVOLT
HIT DV TRAIN AT 2
A. M TV0 KILLED
Frankie Vaughn Goes Under
Whee's of N. P. Locomotive
Ed L. Davies Hurled 40
Feet and Soon Expires.
RAE SCOTT'S LEG BROKEN;
FIVE OTHERS ARE UNHURT
Big Car Is Stalled by Sand at
Crossing, Just as' Ex
press Comes. " "
(Special to The Journal.) .'
Toppenlsh, Wash.. Sept. 1. Stalled
In the sand beside the crossing half a
mile south of .Toppenlsh. a party Of
nine was struck by the Northern Pa
clfio Spokane-Seattle train at 2 o'clock
this morning. Miss Frankie Vaughn
was thrown v under : the w.heels of the
locomotive and instantly killed. Ed
ward L. Davle.a, traveling salesman ..for
the Carbonado Coal company with head
Quarters in Tacoma, was thrown with
the Winton Six automobile 40 feet down
the track Into an Irrigation ditch. He
sustained a broken leg and other in
Juries , which .caused his death in ' the
Toppenlsh hospital at 6 o'clock this !
The machine was owned by Cash
Cowen of Cowen Bros., who was driv
ing it Miss Rae Scott had a leg bro
ken and Is still at the hospital. The
driver climbed out of the-machine, as
did five others wljo escaped uninjured.
They are Frankie Davis, Leo Stone, -James
E. Ray, John McDonald end'
The machine would have crossed the
railroad track without difficulty If the
sand ballasting recently put there by '
the railroad had not stalled the engine.
The machine was knocked into a bat
tered mass by the force of the blow.
Th train ran the half mile to Ton-
penlsh and backed down with doctors
and nurses, who relieved the oassensers
of their work of succor. The party had
been out on. a ride for two hours and
was returning to town when struck.
ASK fESTTO KEEP
Owners of 4,000,000 Acres of
Timber, Backed by. State -Forester,
Beg to Have Sea
son Closed Till Rains Come; ,
(Salem Bureau of The Journal.)
Salem Or.. Bent. 1. RurkaH. hv th
recommendation of State Forester El
liott and the Oregon Forest Fire - as
sociation, the owners of 4,000,000 acres
of timber have petitioned , Governor
West to close, at least temporarily, the
hunting season. Althugh the owners of
.000,000 acres have signed the peti
tion. State Forester Elliott said today
many times ;' tha number of signers
oould readily be obtained. ,
"Just so long as the situation could
be handled, even at great expense,"
writes C. S. Chapman to Governor West,
"the timber (owners refrained from ask
ing you to exercise the authority given
under the law to -close the game sea
son for the protection of life and prop- '
erty. But now they feel the time has
arrived when. If drastlo measures are
not taken, a repetition of last year's
losses 1s not onlv nosnlhlo hut nmK,M.
Already the patrol "forces are taxed to
xneir utmost. in supply or men avail
able to fight fire is rapidly being ex-
hALiistAd. anf ' th flra. nnw ktiMi.-
serlously threaten thousands of seres
or xiregon neaviest lorests. no rem
(Continued on Page Eighteen.)