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VOL. XI. NO. 20.
PORTLAND, OREGON, .SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 30, 1912 TTWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES.
PRIPP TWO rT-MTC ON' TRAIXS AXD NTW5
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Revenge Suggested as Motive for Killing Two Autoists
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SUPPORT TO MOVE
TO REOPEN MILLS
LONE MAN- KILLS
TWO. INJURES 1 , OF
GRAND JURY, 111
Deplorable State of Affairs
Said to Exist; Would Indict
Officials for Failing to Stop
Graft, Gambling. .
Mystery of Tragedy on Lonely Road Baffles the Police
Automobile in Which Two' Men Lost Their Lives on White House Road Last Night. Below, left to right, is
George Hastings, who was almost instantly killed; Irving M. Lupton, who was shot in the arm. and who
will probably recover, Donald M. Stewart, who died at St. Vincent's hospital.
AID EN BRINGING
PEACE TO HI
Unmasked, He Orders Auto to
Stop, but Before. Driver Can
Bring Machine to Halt, Shot
GEORGE HASTINGS IS
Donald Stewart Dies in Hos
pita Motive Not Yet
Phot by an unidentified man who
Opened fire with a pump shotgun when
mi automobile carrying them was not
stopped "n Ms command, George Hast
ings, Unl.versity of Oregon medica-l stu
dent, and Donald MeCloud Stewart, son
or Charles Stewart, a -wealthy grain
buyer, were killed and Irving Lupton,
also a medical- student, was painfully
wounded In the right arm, 0:1 the Whits
House roud near the foot or the-Elkrock
hill grade between Hwogo and River
dale late last night. Other - mcm.br rs
of the auto party, namely. Bruce Stew
art, member of the Mann & Stewart
.Printing company, who owned the car
and wns driving., and H. L. Tahb, clerk
In the freight department of the North
ern Pacific, were uninjured.
The top of Hastings' head was Mown
off "hy the second charge of buckshot.
Ho died four minutes later. Stewart,
who was struck hy the, third coarse,
died at U. Vincent's hospital at 1:25
Lupton was wounded when the high
wayman fired the first time The high
wayman fired hia fourth and hist shot
at the auto wheels 'and broke several
spokes' of the rear right wheel.
Two Thsoriei Abandoned.
The city and county authorities are
working on two theories; one that ttit
supposed highwayman, who was un
masked, was lying In wait for sont'i
enemy and shot the Wrong persons by
mistake; the other that robbery was
the .'motive that snnplred him.
Tlip young men weio returning from
Oregon City, where they had gone earlier
in the evening. wlurv they approached
one end of a horseshoe, shaped curve
near the base of the fevade, They were
t'imost directly in front of thtChome of
Mrs. F. L. Crane, near Briar-wood sta
tion, when a man was seen standing
In tha road. Stewart slowed up his
machine and as he passed the man the
fellow shouted "Hold tip!" .
Kruee Stewart, who was driving,
started to obey when the first shot
rang out. Without hesitation he opened
the throttle to the limit mid as the ma
chine jumped forward the man fired n
second time and Hastings, who was
seated In the tonneau with Tabb on his
left and I.upton on his right, moaned,
"I'm shot," and collapsed on Tabb's
shoulder. An instant later Donald
Stewart, who was riding on the front
scat with Bruce Stewart, slumped for
ward, mortally wounded by buckshct
which tore awav half his skull.
Hastings Hit y Shot.
Terrified, Puttee Stewart pulled the
unconscious man back onto tne seat
and whtlo Tabb and Luptou hold the
still breathing Hasting between them,
tore along the road until they reached
the home of. Judge Charles H.
.Carey, a mile and a half from
rthe- -scens of the attempted holdup.
Here Donald -Stewart was carried Into
the judge's home and Lupton's wounds
were dressed, the police notified by
phone and an ambulance called.
Lupton and Stewart were taken to
Ptytlund in an ambulance. Bruce
Stewart and Tahb then drove the auto
mobile still containing the body of
Hastings, who had died before the Carey
home had been reached to Front and
Porter streets, where they left the ma
chine. .Hastings body was removed
later and. taken to the morgue and
Tabb accompanied the police and depu
ties under Sheriff Stevens to the scene
of the , crime.
About 40 Tear Old.
"It alt happened so soon that I can
hardly describe it," said Tahb today.
(Continued op Page Three.)
fT'nttert Pre twined Wire.)
, .New York, March 30. In a test' case
horn today William Vernon Cole, a
Christian Science practitioner, was found
guilty of a criminal action In' violating
tlie state code relative to the practice
of medicine, by a jury before the su
Judge Seahnry imposed a nominal tine,
which was ppid. An appeal was taken
by Samuel Untermeyer, attorney for
SOCIALIST PAPER SAYS
IT WILL NOT SUSPEND
tiirard, Kan., March 30. In the cur
rent issuo of the Appeal to Keason, one
of the leading Socialist publications of
.j lie country, Its editors deny reports
published recently that the pupcr Is to
suspend publication. The Appeal-'says:
"The report was circulated Friday ,'of
last Week by a Kansas City daily news
paper that the Appeal to Reason 'had
(suspended. Friday night the Appeal
staff was kept busy answering long
distance telephone calls denying the
story. The Appeal has no' Intention of
suspending, -It will stajf On the job
just as'lpng as the Appeal army backs
the paper in jts fjg.ht for Socialism.
The report, as we understand It, origi-
'ruitc.d'tn vvastimginn,1 tngTeS-smdiv Dai-
zell of Pennsylvania In letters to some
of his constituents announced some
days age- that the " Appeal to Reason
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GOVERNMENT BRINGS UNAFRAID OF REVOLVER ILLINOIS LOWER HOUSE .
ACTION TO DISSOLVE
District Attorney Wise Charges
Lines "Pooled" Their Freight
trnlted Prew UiinI Wtre.V
Nw York, March 30. United States
District Attorney Wise filed suit In the
federal court here today for the dissolu
tion of the various steamship companies
engaged in traffic between New Tork
and the far cast via the Suez canal.
The companies. Wise asserts, have
been pooling their freight rates and giv
ing rebates to concerns to ship only by
Defendants in Suit.
The defendants named In the pro
posed sii.it follow: .
The 'American & Asiatic Steamship
company, tho Anglo-American OH com
pany, the China Japan Steamship com
pany, tho Lancashire Shipping company
and Its American ugents, Howard Houl
dcr & Co., Limited; Shewan Thomas
company, tho Andrew Weir company,
Houlder Mlddloton company, tho Bar
ber company. Incorporated; the Itankln
Gilour company, the Bucknall Steam
ship line, Limited; the Isthmian Steam
ship company, I.lmlted, and 2i Individ
uals. The petition rltes that the defend
ants signed agreeWnts In London In
1905, arranging a imol under the terms
of tvhh'li' carnlnga were to bo lumped,
current expends paid and the profits
Shippers Get Jtebate,
It Is alleged that shippers patronizing
those lines . received a ,10 per cent re
bate. The agreement specified, ,it Is
said, that whenever necessary Independ
ent ships could be engaged. It is also
charged that the business from London
and New York to the far cast was ap
portioned according to the number of
ships owned by each line. It Is alleged
that meetings were held every week hy
representatives of five biff steamship
companies here, when frelglit rates were
established. Similar meetings, It Is
c.hatged, were also held weekly at Hong
kong and "Singapore. :
The p-.-tition charges that the United
State Steel corporation became dissatis
fied with tho situation In 1905 and
through Us Influence the AmerlciVn
Mnnchurian line was established. Tn
1900 th Amerlcan-Manchnrlan line was
taken Itna the alleged shipping trust.
It is also alleged that tho lsthnjlan
lino, is a dummy .company and never
owned a.fj'teamer. merely chartering ves
sels to keep overflow business' from go
ing to -tin; independent 'companies.
Files Briefs in Advance.
(Unltuil fress Lensed Wire.)
. Washington, March 30. Without com
suiting United States District Attorney
Wise at New York, the department of
Just iff liwg"i!wday pirbilali'fH ttii tti.'li'f
of tho suit filed against the steamship
companies in New York by the govern
ment .The briefs stated that the suit
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PRETTY GIRL SEIZES PASSES MEASURE GIVING
1 n inn afi nu 110 i n nnrr nn t it nn umu
DUniiLHit di mo nftii riiLOiuutiiriL rpiHni
Intruder Slides Down Fire
Escape and Leaves Pile of
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Pan Francisco, March 30. "Oh, you
can't blufC mo with your old gun!"
shouted Miss Ethel Irving,' a pretty
society girl tf this city, as she sprang
at a burglar whom she caught in her
apartments early today and seized him
by the hair. Then she threw a. clock
at hltn but missed. The burglar .was
getting the worst of a fierce tussle when
he managed to free himself, lertped
through an open window' and slid down
the fire escape.
The Intruder made off with a gold
bracelet which he had pocketed, hut the
girl's bravery saved several hundred
dollars' worth of Jewelry which was ly
ing on her dresser. The burglar was
Just beginning to transfer tho ge,ms into
a Rmall sack when his movements awoke
Miss Irving, who sprang from her Bed
and grappled with hlnf.
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-Man pDintlnif, at rlRht, shows position of slayer when fatal shots were fired, lie In -Ivlioved io h.ivo Iteeii ciMdieliinri behind mall box of V, h.
Crane, shown In pltture, until auto passed. Hear auto shows position of machine iu which men-were killed Vvlien lio opened 'lire.
Preference Plan for Selection
of Nation's Chief Executive
Approved by Representatives
United Frew LMed Wlre.l
Springfield, 111.. March 20. Py a
unanimous vote the lower house or t!io
s,tate legislature today passed the sen
ate presidential primary law giving the
state of Illinois a vote on presidential
preferences at the. state primary elec
tion on April 9. Tho bill provides for
the vote to be taken with tne congres
sional districts as the units.
The bill provides that a place on the
ballot shall require a petition with 1500
signatures. It also provides that the
vote on the delegates at large shall be
statewide, and the vote on the other
delegates by congressional districts.
The vote is to be advisory and not mandatory.
MURDERER SELECTS DARK TURN
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Relations With President Ma
dero Seem to Indicate That
United Effort Is to Be Made
to Put Down Rebellion.
ARMS AND AMMUNITION
. SHIPPED TO AMERICANS
Reports Show That Rebels
Have Slight Chance of
(I'nlted 1'itm Lraerd Wlr.)
Washington. MareTh 30 Wfth the
agreement of the administration to
allow munitions to be Bhipped from the
I'nited' States into Mexico,, diplomatic
relations with President Madero have
today been established which indicate
that President Tart 'has decided to aid
the' Mexican government in
out the present rebellion. .
The arms and aminuntlon thus
shipped are for-the use- of the' rurules
and cavalry under General Trevlno in
the north, and will be transported under
tha strictest supervision, to prevent
them from falling into the hands of thj
rebels. It is evident that the federals
intend to organize a strong force near
the northern border and re-new a vigor
ous fight) to stamp out lawlessness.
It Is claimed that General orozco's
forces have only About a week's supply
of ammunition left.
Aubcrt Evades- Oroxo.
1 DnlfeH l'rri Leaned Wtr.
Mexico ' City, March 30. Surteesaful
in his attempt to cvudo a T.fVi with
the revolutionary forces commanded hy
General Pnscual Orozco. General Trucy
Aubcrt and his force of 1300 federals
today are retreating In the direction
of Torreon, where the government
forces are concentrating 'for a last
stand against tho rebel advance on
the capital. Government officials here
are jubilant , over General Aubert's. sue
cessful retreat and predict a federal
victory when the- clash at Torreor.
Kebel reports received here say that
General Aubert abandoned his stores,
20,000 rounds of ammunition and -B00
horses, which were secured by the rebel
Strict censorship Is being maintained
here over the press. I'eslerday's edi
tion of the Heraldo was suppressed be
cause of articles intended to show that
a. state of anarchy existed and. that gov
ernment officials had been bribed.
Supply Train Intercepted.
Fort lluachuca, Ariz.. March 30: Sig
nals by heliograph were ralled.into ser
vice today to Inform the commandant
at l-'ort . lluachuca of the presence of a
supposed Mexican rebel party conveying
two wngonlqnds of arms and ammuni
tion toward the, border. The party is
midway between Fort Huaohuca and
Nogales. Forty cavalrymen, lightly
equipped, were dispatched to intercept
the contraband. Anieri'-an army officers,-
Incognito, dftalUd to service
along the border, flashed tho news to
the fort. The expedition was under
way 15 minutes after the rebels were
l.'O Federals Die In Hattle.
Kl l'aso. Texas, March .HI. --General
Trucy Aubcrt lost K.o men killed in th"
battle at Atnt.lntlcn yesterday, while the
rebel casualties were only t",0, accord
ing to dispatches received here today.
Twenty-two federals were, captured by
Mexican Consul Llorente says that
fighting near Jlmlne7; continues and that
General Telle!!, commanding 1500 fed
erals, Is en route from Torreon to Jim
Irjz to reinforco the government .troops.
General lluerta, commanding 2000 fed
orals, already has arrived at Torreon.
Colonel at Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, March 30. En roujte to
Chicago, Colonel Roosevelt spoke to a
small crowd at the railroad station herg
IN ROAD FOR SCENE OF CRIME
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ests "Will Try to Get Crews
Ready for. Work Monday
MILLMEN REFUSE TO
Attempt to Steal Rifles From
Armory Foiled by Armed
(Stolid to Th Jvmrnnl.)
Ho,,ulam. Wash., Man h SO. -The Crtll
for aid made ty Mayor Ferguson has
betn answered by business men and
when the mills of th- city attempt U
resume operations Mond-iy morning pro
tection will be given the men willing
to -work. It Is said that cirtrs have
h Pn signed tip at the advanced sca'o
asked but the mlllmen nave ahsnlutf ly
ref isi-d to recogniz,, tho- I. W. W. The
denutnds to take back the Greeks, Aus
trian .ind other Slavic laborers have
not been met. The situation here to
day is tense, It is a lull before the
storm and Just what will happen no
one ran foresee. .
Local authorities admit they cannot
handle the situation If an outbreak oc
curs and leaders of the slrikp, fearing
that the troops will be brought in, are
making every endeavor to prevent riot
ing. The strikers did not go to the
Kureka mill this morning as had been
planned and no trouble ensued. Had
they made a demonstration there, a
fight would have resulted. Firty spe
cial officers from Seattle and Tac.oma
arrived last night to do duty In Aber
deen, it being Impossible to get men
In either city to act as jbf fleers.
Tho Lytlo' Logging eo'mpany will close
down tonight and this will bring 400
men to town. Whether they will Join
ihe strikers or assist In reopening the
mills Is not known. In case of the
latter result a battle Is anticipated.
TO GET. POSSESSION
OF RIFLES IN ARMORY
(Rpeetid to The Journnl.)
Aberdeen, Wash., March 30. Attempts
were made to steal the Springfield ri
fles used by Company G, N. ' G. W.,
last night, by three strikers. jguard
sleeping in the armory heard th inen
comi-iiK and started to creep down stairs,
intending to stop them. He fell, the
intruders were' frightened and run. The
guard filed three shots after thorn with
;i revolver and one shot with a rifle.
So far as can be learned none of the
men vTas hurt. I'.lood found In the guard
room at first believed to be that of
one or the Intruders, came rrom a wound
sustained by the guard, who cut his arm
on broken glass when he fired from the
window. Firing pins have been re
moved from all the rifles at the armory.
Chief of Police Tcmpleman has
brought between 50 and 75 policemen
from Seattle and T.icoma. They are
being placerl in uniform and will he
used in patmllng the city and in guard
ing the mills. Two rf the mill? are
expected to start up Monday and trou
ble Is expected at that time.
Absolute denial of the stories sent
out by correspondents that Gravs Har
bor would he plaen, under martial law
lias be-ei) nmde by police and military
ni't'icinls. -I'ho police &.iy they are able
to hnmllA liitL. situation without tho aid
Business is paralyzed. The shutdown
of tho mills lias caused a serious w.iod
famine, and what little wood U being
sold has leaped In price. Coal dealers
are doing a rushing- business, but are
not ablo to supply, the demand. .The
railroads' report business at a standstill
in the freight department, nnd not 10
cars of lumber are moving out daily
whor,i 100 cars moved daily before t lie
strike. So far there has been no effort
nt compromise between the striking men
and mill men. If the mills begin work
Monday, It will be with outside Ameri
can men. These will be furnished ample
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CHIEF OF POLICE IS
PUT ON THE GRIDIRON
Absence of Statute Covering
Acts Reason Why Indict
ments Not Returned.
A startling state of affairs "and-farts
In the city and county administration of
the law is revealed in the report today
at noon of tho March grand-Jury. It
Is set forth that t ho mayor of the cf t ..
ar.d sheriff of the county would be in
dicted C liistrii't Attorney Cameron
could find a law unnn which to indict
them. Chief of Police Slovor is also de
clared in tlie report to he a man of tu
small caliber, for the' place.
"The grand jury would indict the
mayor of the city and the sheriff of.
the county, but upon the advice of th--district
attorney we find that ther is
no statute on our books by which they
can be held for their dereliction to
duty. We. therefore, submit the condi
tions as we find them for the public to
judge for themselves." This is the
paragraph most striking.
Further the report says:
"We find by the evidence before tn
that gambling, prostitution and graft are
being carried on ln: our midst to an
alarming extent. ThA.offiells charged
w'th the protctluir of- society have,
either wilfully or through negligence,
totally failed to carry out their duty.
We find from facts presented to us
that gambling Is going on unmolested
and no reports of gambling by officers
in charge are being made, those brought
to our notice being only those reported
by private citizons. It lias been shown
that professional gamblers are running
g.emes openly, and thos who can ill af
ford to play tho game are often robbed
so their families suffer . from want
through losses sustained. Letters have
been received ' from anxious mothers
and wives praying for relief, omitting
their names, however, for the salt, of
thoir families, because they do not wish
notoriety, fcut stating they are willing
to testify should It become necessary.
"Testimony introduced goei to show
that the police officers are being held
back in the discharge of their duty, or
suspended by their activity, and in one
particular case the suspended officer
was given to understand that he could
come back again when matterB are,
quieted down, and did return in about
two weeks. This suspension was
(Continued on Page Three.)
fvCnsMnete-1 Itnrcdo ef The Journal.)
Washington, March SO. L. W. Nle-
man. puonsncr ana eattor or tne Mil
waukee Journal, is of the opinion Wilson
will win next Tuesday In the Wiscon
sin primaries. Although the Journal Is
a Republican rapnr. Its Influence will
be thrown to Wilson in case he gets
the nomination. Nletnan says' the peo
ple of Wisconsin believe In th things
Wilson stands for, and that he could
undoubtedly carry the state.
"I think it will be easier to elect
Governor Wilson than to nominate hlrn,"
said Nieman. "Keeling In Wisconsin is
only 'an Index to the feeling In the whole
northwest. In Minnesota, South Dakota,
Michigan and neighboring states public
sentiment Is strong for Wilson. His
support in Wisconsin is wholly spontan
eous, there being no Democratic organ
ization working for him."
CHICAGO CARPENTERS '
- 'ORDERED OUT ON STRIKE
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Chicago. March 3o.t Paralysis of
spring building- operations is threatened
here today as a result of the executive
council of the -Carpenters' union ordering
its 17,000 members 'out on ' strike. The
men are directed to report at union
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Wide Field of
In Tenth Anniversary
Railroad Development in Ore
gon, Accompanied, by Latest
State Railroad Map.
Portland as a Manufacturing
New Theatre Construction in
Beautiful Homes for Portland
Clubs. ' -, ;
Portland Maintains Big Build
Realty Activity Fre! From
Ofdt-jtm Copicn Fwm Cn"
rier or Newsboy. Price 5 Cents,
Wednesday April 3
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