The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, September 02, 1911, Page 1, Image 1

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Coast temperatures
RA M. Today. ,
Boise .............. .'. . 84
Seattle BO "
SpoSane . ..B8
Marshfield . . , 4 .
San FranciiOO . ,. J 4 .
Portland . . , .'V, . .". , , . ; 01 v
Roseburg . , 54
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Vol: x3 no; 154.
Grand Jury Makes No Refer
erence to Graft Investiga
tion, but. Recommends A.
Vaughn fake Briggs' Job.
two frenchmen may.
Have been indicted
Fifty New Policemen Recom-
mended Bad Food at City
Jail Deplored. .
Among seven secret Indictments -'. re
turned by the grand jury this afternoon
It- la believed one is against A. S.
Briggs, former superintendent of the
Llnnton rockpile. Rumors are current
that one or more indictments have been
entered against Frenchmen involved in
the Jackpot charges in the north end
but it was Impossible to confirm these
reports. Bench warrants were ordered
Issued by Judge Gatens upon the secret
In its final report the grand jury made
no reference to the graft investigation
but recommended that Andy Vaughn,
who is temporarily filling the place of
Briggs. be made permanent superintend-
ent of the Llnnton rock pile.
Fifty new policemen sre recommended
and the city officials are unsparingly
condemned for conditions at the city
Jail, where it is said the food furnished
the prisoners is not fit to eat.
Grand Just's Beport.
In this regard the report says:
'We visited the city jail, found con
ditlons there simply horrible, ventlla
tion very cad. food not fit to eat. 28 In
mates cuddled together like rats In low
er part of said city jail; a large supply
of the meat served out to the prison
ers on the 26th of August last was
taken to the board of health by two of
the grand jurors and left there for their
inspection, and we hope that said board
of health will act on this matter.
"A city - administration that will al
low such conditions or things to go
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Rushlight, Slover and Barbur
Must Show Cause Why
They Are Not in Contempt;
Injunction Violated, Alleged.
Mayor Rushlight, City Auditor Barbur
and Chief of Police Slover must come
Into the circuit court and show cause
why they should not be arrested and
punished for contempt of court because
they have persisted in trying to enforce
the latest vehicle tax ordinance.
Such was the order signed by Presid
ing Judge Gatens this morning upon the
application of W. B. Shlveiy and Seltz
ft Belts, attorneys for the Edwards com
pany, whloh has been threatened with
arrest for failure to pay vehicle tax.
The mayor and others named as de
fendants are cited to appear next Thurs
day morning to tell why they should
not ba arrested.
It is contended by Mr. Shlveiy that
the city officials are violating an In
junction Issued" by Judge Gatens on
June 20, when ordinance 22,986 was .de
clared Invalid. Judge Gatens restrained
the enforcement of any provisions of
the ordinances Since that time the city
has 'passed a new ordinance, attempt
ing to amend the ordinance overturned
by Judge Gatens. It Is contended tha
city has no power to amend an invalid
The latest ordinance was recently
made tha subject of ' attack in another
suit. An injunction against its enforce
ment was sought before Judge McGinn,
but the court demurred to the complaint
of Us own motion and sent the case
along to the supreme court.
The proceedings started today will
bring up interesting questions of law
as to the power of the city to enact
amending ordinances, which have been
In fashion since the courts began to
swat the vehicle tax laws. One time
after another the courts have, held tho
ordinances invalid, nna in eacn case,
exqfpt one, the city has chosen to pass
an "amendment Instead of prosecuting
an appeal to the supreme court.
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Shop Employes lon Harriman
System Will Not Strike at
Once; Possibility of Another
Conference With Manager.
Secret Message Sent to Pres
ident Kline Is Basis of
Much Speculation.
The statue of Baron von Steuben,
German hero ot the American
revolution, which was unveiled in
Berlin today as a present of this
government to Germany.
(tfnttpd Press Leased Wire.)
Ban Francisco, Gept 2. A call to all
committeemen of the federated shop
employes on the Harriman system to
meet here next Tuesday was wired to
day by President J. W. Kline of the
Blacksmiths' International union, acting
as chalrmwi of the conference of gen
eral offieers who were denied recognN
tlon as a federation by Vice President
and General Manager Julius Krutt
schnitt. The result of the conference will
likely determine whether or not steps
will be taken to call a strike, and also
deal with the possibility of another
meeting with Kruttschnitt. That there
is still some negotiation pending be
tween the railroad chief and the union
leader is believed through the trans
mission of a secret message at midnight
from Kruttschnitt to Kline.
Ho Hasty Action.
Kline stated today that any action
on the part of the federation resulting
from the refusal of Kruttschnitt to
recognize the federation could be taken
only after a thorough discussion on the
part of all the men chosen to represent
the crafts involved. This means that
31 additional delegates will come to
San Francisco from as distant points as
New Orleans, Omaha, Denver, Portland,
Pocatello and Sa:. Diego to meet with
the general officers and advisory board.
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To market, to market.
With the bumper crop;
(Continued on Page Three.)
Kaiser and Missouri Congress
man Principal Figures at
Presentation of Representa
tion of Famous General.
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Brussels, Sept 3. Believing that
'there Is grave danger of war between
' Germany, England and France over tha
Moroccan situation, the Belgian fcovarn
' meat today is increasing its war prep
' arations to prevent encroachment on its
. soil In tha event of hostilities.
Leaves of absence from tha army
, were- cancelled today, . field - maneuvers
wars abandoned and fortress maneu
vers substituted. ). '
Tha artillery regiment are being rap
idly brought up to their full strength.
' The government maKoa no effort to
conceal the belief i that relations be
tween France and Germany are severely
(United Print. Leaned Wire.)
Potsdam, Sept. 2. Emperor William
and Congressman Bartholdt of Mis
souri, were the principal figures today
at the presentation to the people of
Germany by the people of the United
States of a replica of the von Steuben
statue in Washington. Bartholdt made
the presentation speech in giving the
$6000 status which was voted by con
gress, and the kaiser responded ,gra-clouBly.
Besides the kaiser there were present
the German crown prince. Premier Von
Bethmann-Hollweg. Foreign Minister
Von-Klderlln-Waochter and a brilliant
array of generals and public notables.
Congressman Makes Address.
Congressman Bartholdt said:v
"Your Majesty: By direction of the
president of the United States we have
come across the ocean i to fulfill the
purport of a resolution unanimously
adopted By the American congress pro
viding for the presentation to his majes
ty, tha German emperor, and the Ger
man people of a statue of General von
Steuben, a great German and erstwhile
citizen and hero of two continents, as a
gift from the American people.
If in the performance of this hon
orable mission I may be permitted to
interpret the sentiments of the people
of the United States, I would say, on
behalf of the' president's special em
bassy that the proffered donation is to
be a pledge of peace and amity , and a
guarantee of the sincerity of the earnest
hope, cherished by all . Americana, that
the effect of this ceremony may be to
draw more and more closely tha bonds
of 'traditional friendship and good will
which, strengthened as they are by
the ties of 'blood, have always so hap
pily united ' the great German empire
with the great republic of the west, the
United States of America.
tenben Is Eulog-lsed.
, "From the material to the political
and Ideal significance of today's act1
is but a step. The peace president e
tends to the peace kaiser under whose
reign the phrase, "The empire is the
peace," has been verified, the hand of
friendship, for hearty cooperation In the
peaceful solution of great problems of
civilization.- And there are two other
nations which, resting . upon . tha tra
dition of undisturbed friendship . and
looking forward to a future of still
closer political relations, could more
justly f eel called upon to make com
mon cause . in tne great humanising
tasks of our time, In promotion of art
and science and In all tendencies; look
ing to the Increased welfare of the peo
ple? We live tn a time of International
conciliation and have come to realise
that peaceful development Is of more
transcendent Importance than all that
is now - dividing tf)'. .nations, and Ger
many's 40 years of peace f an ample
guarantee to America that it requires
but an Incentive in order to, erystallae
mutual sympathy into a political fact.
May this beautiful . ceremony, hasten
such a nappy consummation,". ' '
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Back again, bark again.
Chug, chugady-chug, popt.
Right of Way Suits That Are
Pending Retard Company;
May Build in Spring, Says
President Gray.
"While we have decided to build the
Albany extension of the Oregon Elec
tric, work may be delayej until next
spring unless the nutter of right-ofr
way can be settled promptly and out of
court." said President C. R. Gray of the
Hill lines in Oregon this morning upon
his return from Salem where he spent
most of yesterday in company with
President Howard Elliott, of the North
ern Pacific; who is on a tour of in
spection of his system's lines and In
terests. "We have been unablt to come to
an understanding with noroo property
owners In the vicinity of Salem and
while condemnation prooerd'jigs are nov
before the court it will be impossible
to secure decisions in these rases for
another month which will mean the
beginning of the rainy season and neces
sarily delay until next spring.
"If this matter of right of way
could be settled out of court and at
once," Mr. Gray continued, "we could
begin construction work Immediately
and have the Una completed this fall,
or at any rate have most of the work
done before the wet season."
This morning President Gray and As
sistant General Passenger Agent A. D.
Charlton of the Northern Pacific ac
companied President Elliott to the
North Bank depot where he embarked
for Yacolt, in Clarke county, Wash., over
the branch of the Northern Pacific for
the purpose, of inspecting the line and
also to note what development has
taken place in that section of the
"I am very much Impressed with the
progress made in all sections of Ore
gon," said President Elliott, "and our
interests will certainly do all that can
be dona to encourage further develop
ment in the entire Paclflo northwest.
We are eager to have another experi
ment station in connection with the
Pullman college established to demon
strate what pan be accomplished with
logged over lands and we are also
eager to have experiment stations lo
cated in central Oregon to demonstrate
dry farming methods.
"I look for a very , good colonist
movement into Oregon this fall as in
terest In Oregon in the middle states
appeara to be Intense."
In speaking of the recent Interstate
Commerce commission decision in the
Spokane and Reno cases. President Elli
ott said that ' the railroads ' are busy
arranging to try to carry out the 'In
structions of the order, ' He did not care
to give any expression as to what the
possible effect will be.
After inspecting the Yacolt- branch,
President Elliott will proceed to Puget
sound to inspect,, the lines in that district.-
Theory of Examining Physi
cian Is That Man May Have
Become Dizzy, Fallen From
Boat; Found by H. Richey.
The mystery surrounding the disap
pearance of J. Lloyd Magness, cashier
of the baggage room of the Union depot,
was partially cleared up this morning
when his body was discovered by Harry
Richey, manager of the Portland office
of the Columbia Life & Trust company,
floating In front of his houseboat, which
Is moored just north of tlie Yacht club
and the Oaks. No marks were found on
the body, showing that the theory of
foul play had no foundation and Mag
ness' pockot book, containinir $8.75. his
gold watch and keys were found in his
When Richey, who ocauples houseboat
No. 17, went'to the door about 6 "o'clock
this morning he saw a face staring at
him in- the water. He knew Magness
personally and recognized him. at once.
Tho coroner' was notified and word
was Bent to the family. Men from the
coroner's office were at once sent to
the scene and the body was removed to
Dunning & McEntee's parlors.
Kay Save Become Dlssy.
The only possible solution to the
drowning Is that ho became dizzy as a
result of the severe headache whloh was
troubling lilm and lowing his balance
fell Into the river. The Idea that he
committed sulolde Is refuted by the
fact that there can be found no .rea
son for such an act, unless he had some
trouble which he kept entirely to him
The fixamlnatlon of the body wai
Negro With Bandits Who
Board S. P. Train in North-,
em California and Blow
Open Safes With Dynamite.
Coolly Throwing Loot Into
Sacks, Desperadoes Make
Escape in Automobile.
Unless Relief Is Given, Steam
er Humboldt Will Not Long
Be Able to Keep Up Fight
for Business.
(Continued on Page Threo.l
Mona Lisa Thief Wants Reward.
- (United Preta Leaned WIr.v
Paris, Sept. ' J. Reports here today
stats that the 'government has, received
a communication from the man who
stole Mona Lisa, from the Louvre', of
fering to return' the famous painting
on payment , of 130,000 'and a guaran
tee o immunity. t
Only One Member of Toledo
Fishing Party Escapes
(Unltfd Prow Leased Wlra.)
Toledo, Ohio, Sept. 2. Seven out of
eight members of a fishing party met
death today in Maumee Bay when the
launch in which they were riding was
run dowivby the freighter Philip Mlnch.
The dead:
James Wlslor, superintendent of the
city waterworks; Harry Batch, labor
leader and councilman-at-large; Fred
Shnne. . civil service director Cowell's
secretary; William B. Latt, William Car
roll, Rudolph Tunker, Thomas Furcell,
all employes -of the waterworks.
The only member of the party saved
was Michael Mayer, He was rescued by
the crew of. the freighter. The men did
not see the vessel until it was -upon
them. ' :-'.,. -.
Captain Cummlngs Of the Philip Mlnch
said that the launch' attempted to eross
the freighter's bow and that it was 1m.
possible to avert the crash.
The. bodies have not been recovered.
By John E. Lathrop.
Written for The Journal and the New
ark (N. J.) News. Copyright.
Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 24. The steamer
Humboldt, the only independent ship
that makes Alaskan southern ports.
oalled at this town today, en route to
bkagway, wheru she will discharge
freight destined for lower Yukon river
points. If the Humboldt Steamship com
pany, her owner, remain independent.
and If the Interstate commerce commis
sion fall to order the White Pass &
Yukon railway to make with this com
pany an even division of freight money
on goods, Interior bound, and If the
steamers controlled by the Alaska syn
dicate seek at any time to bankrupt its
solo competitor, It may do so by carry
ing freight for Skagway at $4 a ton, and
the Humboldt would be plaoed in tho
position , of having either to carry
freight for nothing or getting absolutely
no biyUness.
The rate on through freight, Seattle
to Dawson, Is $60 a ton on class A, gen
eral merchandise. The railway allows
tho Humboldt only $7 of this, nnd. In
addition, charges the Humboldt $2
wharfage a ton. Tho steamers of the
allied syndicate Interests are allowed
by the railway $9 a ton out of the
C0 through rate, with no wharfage
Fats Seems Clear.
It requires no expert in transporta
tion to figure out tho fate of Inde
pendent lines if these conditions be
permitted to remain.
Of courso, agents of the syndicate
get hold of newcomers in Seattle, and
Impress upon them tho grave assertion
thnt their boats meet heavy competi
tion. One of them, Kenneth Kerr, indus
trial agent of the Copper Klver & North
western (the syndicate) railway, deserv
edly reputed to be one of the most
delightful men, personally, one would
find In many a day's travel, dwelt upon
the enormous competition eleven boats
not owned by them, and forcing them
to hustle for business.
However, is one goes through ATaska,
he finds that all sailings of the boats
of these other alleged competing lines,
but really non-competitive, are arranged
so as to fit tho one to the othen, nnd
so that never shall thore be conflict.
Off every hand ono sees. the unmistak
able evidences of complete understand
ing between all other steamer linos,
and the Humboldt, with one boat of
slightly over 1000 gross tonnage, and
about 680 net, Is all the competition
the syndicate ships meet.
Bontn and Worth Divided.
It is true that there is less connection,
perhaps none, between the ship lines
that ply between Seattle and the south
coast, and those that ply from San
Francisco to the mouth of the Yukon
river' and Up that river,- than between
the lines that run to the south coast.
But 'the Yukon river is closed eight
months of the year; the ports of the
south coast are accessible the entire
year. .-, -v. "
. Furthermore the great mineral pro
positions of Alaska are within easier
reach of the south coast, regardless
Judge Hanford Dissolves His
Injunction and 7-Year Fight
Culminating Practically in
Rioting Is Over.
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(Special to Tha Journal.)
Seattle. Wash., Sept. I. The people
of the.'Ralnler valley, a big suburban
district, won today a seven year fight
for a single five cent fare with trans
fers to the city car lines. Federal
Judge C. II. Hanford has dissolved the
temporary Injunction granted a fort
night ago, restraining the people from
demanding transfers or opposing the
Ihterurban railway company's demand
for a double fare, and today tho line
yielded the victory to the passengers
and began collecting a single fare and
giving transfers.
The stato supreme court decided that
the compnny must give transfers and
charge only a five cent fare. The com
pany appealed to the United Stntes su
preme court and then the people of the
valley started a broad movement that
aroused the entire northwest. Passen
gers boarded the cars and offered a five
cent faro demanding transfers'. Scores
of them wero thrown off the cars by
company bouncers.
Finally a "truce" was asked for bv
W. R. Crawford, president of tho line.
He said he wanted to confer with his
bondholders. Crawford ruthlessly vio
lated tho truce agreed to and secured an
Injunction from Federal Judge Hanford;
an Injunction against the people forbid
ding them even to ask for transfers.
Thousands of people Ignored the In
junction and the compnny tied up tha
line. Mayor iJUllng ordered tho arrest
of 20 carmen for blockading the streets,
nlthougli the Injunction . whs aimed
against the city as well as the people
of tho valley.
A great mass meeting was held In the
city two weeks ago. Resolutions de
manding tha Impeachment of Judge
Hanford were adopted and an effigy of
Hnnford was hung from a telegraph pole
opposite the hall where the mass meet
ing was In progress. The next day the
I'nited States district attorney caused
the arrest of seven men who spoke at
the meeting and two editors of the Se
attlo Star and the Star's attorney were
also arrested. They are charged with
conspiracy to obstruct Justice. They
probably will be Indicted by the federal
grand Jury at Tacoma this month.
"We are issuing transfers on a five
cent basis from Taylor's Mtll into tha
city," said Superintendent George W.
Hurtling, of the Seattle, Ronton and
Southern railway this morning.' "We
i 1 continue to issue these transfers
until the court, makes different rulings.
Wc are charging no extra fare boyond
Kenyon street."
(United Press Leaaed Wire.) ,
Redding, Cal., Sept. 2. With a sit
hour handicap tho five men who robbed
the Southern Pacific express train No.
15, 43 miles north of here, ,are far '
in the lead of the officers today whrt 1
are searching the wild country which ;
has been the scene of three daring rob.
berles this summer. That the bandits v
carry a big sack of coin is admitted
by the Wells FargO Express company,
but the exact amount Is withheld.
It is believed here today that the man
who escaped In an automobile are the
same robbers who successfully evaded
the officers after other robberies. A ne
gro, who was the only one to wear a
mask, was the only new member of the. -v
Shoot at Trainmen.
While the train was on a siding at
Gibson, four miles above - Lamoine,
three of the bandits climbed in through
the open door of the express car, cov
ering Messenger Meyers and his helper-..
with guns. Two men remained outslds
to keep the coast clear until the train "
started southward. Engineer Coleman,
and Conductor Dickey stuck their heads "
out and were fired at, the shots missing
their mark.
As the train traveled at a good speed v
the men blew open the two express -safes
with dynamite, which they han
died with- accuracy. The explosion,
hurled wreckage to all parts of the car;
but nobody was hurt. The big sack, of .
coin was the only loot taken.
Escape to Woods.
Meyers was made to pull the signal ,
cord, Btopplng the train and letting the .
robbers take to the timber. They were
later reported to be seen in an automo
bile. - V-'
Pulling into Lamolne ths, trainmen
notified the superintendent's .office at
Dunsmuir and before midnight .special
trains with armed posses from north
and south were in pursuit. v
Trainmen are positive that the negro
was genuine and not a white man with ,"
burnt cork on his face, .
ROBBERS' HAUL $7000; .
fTnttl PTeM Leon) Wlm.
San Francisco, Sept. 2. The Portland
express arrived here today and reported
a loss of $7000 at the hands of train
robbers north of Redding. The train
crew reported that the men loaded their
booty into sacks and took to their auto- ,
mobile, which they believe the;thugi'
must desert on the Dunsmulr-Kennett :
road to escape into the hills. This would
(Continued on Page Three.)
Crowds at French Aviation
Meet See One Airman Take
Fatar Plunge and Another
Cremated in Skies.
(United Preaa Leaaad Wire.)
St. Louis. Mo., Sept. 2. Plaintiff to
day In a suit against a dental company
for $600 damages. Princess Sleta, su
preme ruler of a Peruvian Indian trjbe
and said to be a direct descendant of
Athanlltpa, last of ths Incas, alleges the
dentist who attended her pulled a sound
tooth instead of an affected-molar and
severed an artery from wWhlch ;, ' five
quarts of blood escaped. The princess Is
the wife of an American cowboy, -..
(L'nlfed Tresa Leased Wlr.)
N'sngis, France, Bept. 2. Two deaths
today cast gloom ovtfr the aviation meet
hero. While the crowds were strain-'
Ing their eyes in watching Captain De'
Camlne of the French army circle up
ward In an attempt to break the record
for height, the machine was seen to
turn completely over and come hurtling
to the ground from a great altitude.
The aviator was instantly killed, his
machine being smashed into fragments.'
Almost Immediately after the flying
had been resumed, following , De . Ca
mlne's tragic death. Army Lieutenant
Oe Qrallley'a aerortane took fire,- the
driver being burned to death as his .
flaming machine plunged to earth. , s:
Roth machines were monoplanes, ;
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