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VOL. XI. NO. 118,
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family Has, Been Summoned
to; Be in Attendance at the
r Passing Away of . Ruler,
Which Is Expected Soon.
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Mikado Collapsed Friday While
J Conversing With the
(United Press "LmwmI Wlre.
Tokio, July, 20. Official admission
was made today that the heulth of Em
peror JUutsuhlto I rapidly falling, and
that hla death la probably only a ques
tion of a. abort tlnna.
The mikado Is seriously 111 of both
stomach and brain trouble, and all pub
lic and private audiences have been
stopped. His condition is more serious
than at any other tlmalnce his illness
Warned . that the mikado is sinking
steadiiy, members of the Japanese royal
family are hastening to the bedside of
the dying ruler. All members of the
cabinet and other Important government
officers are assembled at the palace.
The public has been warned that death
xmay come at any time and the streets
are crowded with anxious throngs. The
whole City is quiet aiid sad.
According to a bulletin Issued tonight,
- trrqmtkttdo'ar -tempera ttrrr -is lOif,- pulse
104 and resplrdtion 38.
Prince Katsura has been advised of
the mikado's condition and is expected
to reach Tokio quickly. It Is believed
if the emperor dies Kltsura will be
come 'premier again.
The sudden change for the worse oc
curred Friday night, when the mikado
abruptly collapsed .while ..conversing
with the empress. Court ..physicians
were summoned, and the empress re
mained all night at her husband's bed
side. Today religious services were held
throughout the country for the empe
ro's recovery, the special services In
the Buddhist temples here and at Kioto
.iMlnv sieialir Jmnxeaatve.. .n.
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1 ne wjie vi mo iirir iu me uirui-w,
Prince Yoshlhllo, is representing him at
the palace in his absence, and keeps
acquainted with his father's condition
by telephone.
Mutsu-Hlto-Tenwo is the 121st em
peror of his time, which dates back
2635 years the oldest dynasty in the
world. The emperor is of pleasing ad
dress, nearly six feet tall, broad and
muscular, of courtly bearing and intel
lectual appearance.
According to a Japanese legend;
Mutsu Hlto is the direct descendant of
Glnmu, the divine conqueror, who "de
scended from heaven on the white bird
of the clouds." Ginmu, says the legend,
conquored the AJnos, a warlike race,
whose descendants still live in the
northern part of Japan. Having settled
with them, he styled himself "Tenshl,"
or "the son of heaven," and founded, the
present dynaaty In 660 B. C.
Charges of Misuse of Funds
and ""Corruption Will Be
Heard Secretly.
(United Pr Leased Wlre.t
Cripple Creek. Colo.. July 2d. With
the delegates sitting behind closed doors
as a committee of the whole, the trial
of thrf national officials of the Western
Federation of Miners beganbefore the
convention here today. The main
charges to be tried are those brought
against President Charles H. Moyer
and others, " by Thomas Campbell of
Butte, who represents Vincent St. John,
Moyer's opponent for president during
theVecent campaign. .
Campbell, who is not a delegate In
the convention and who is himself on
trial by special request of . President
Moyer, jpharges misuse of funds and gen
eral corruption on the part of Moyer
and the other officers. - m , ,
Owing to the executive character of
the sessions no direct information re
garding the progress of the trial was
obtainable today but it is expected
that President Moyer and his associates
"will win out
Yesterday B. C. McHugh of Lead,' 8.
D., presented to the convention a prop
osition offering the federation a one
half interest in the property adjoining
the Homestake mine. McHugh wishes
to get the Indorsement of the federa
tion in order to break the lockout which
the Homestake mine has declared
against the miners' union and to avenge
an Old grudge which he holds against
the Homestake Interests. ' The llome1
stake mine la the property of the
Hearst estate.
McHugh offered to pay the expenses
of an investigation Into his offer, and
tft finance any proposition which the
federation might-suggest. The conven
tion voted to investigate the matter.
lvers and Harbors. BUl.Lp. to laft.
(WifblDften Bureau ef ?! Journal.)
. .Washington, July JO.Tha rivers and
harbors appropriation bill Is now up to
tha president for approval. The house,
Ute yesterday approved the conference
com mi flee report. i
Clubwoman Cleared of Murder: Chaise
Sobs Out Her Thanks to Judge and Jury
tMr. Rene Bacon Morrow; prominent writer and Chicago society woman,
who was acquitted of the murder of her husband, Charles B. Mor
row (below), who was found shot to death on the porch of his
home. Mrs. Morrow maintained that her husband killed himself.
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Murdered Body of Husband
Found Last December on
Back Porch of . Home,
fries' iatr-wWir-
Chicago, July 20. Acquitted by a Jury
of the charge of killing her husband,
Mrs. Rene H. Morrow is in seclusion at
the home of church friends. When the
verdict was brought In Mra. Morrow
threw her arms about the neck of her
attorney with a cry of joy," and than
wept violently, sobbing her thanks to
Judge, Jury and friends. She was led
from the courtroom by fellow club
women. The frozen body of Charles B. Mor
row, an Inventor, was found on b
back porch of his Chicago home Decem
ber 28, 1911, with a bullet in his heaJ
and another bullet 'in his heart. Mrs.
Morrow was arrested while search was
made for an automobile salesman, said
to have been the "star boarder" In the
Morrow home. Morrow was said to
have found his wife and the salesman
In a compromising position the day be
fore the tragedy.
Cuthbert D. Potts, a friend of the
deal .man, . told., the rolice that Mor
row's domestic life was very unhappy;
that Mrs. Morrow forced her husband to
uleep in a disused kitchen ami that a
short time before the tragedy she had
secured the doeil of the house, chasing
Morrow out of the house with a butcher
knife when he demanded the return of
the deed. Morrow had lOBt his fortune
and gone through bankruptcy, after
which Attorney Potts averred there was
no more peace In his household for Mor
row. Mrs. Morrow was released on 40,000
ball, but was later surrendered by her
bondsmen. Then the Chicago club
women came to her rescue and did all in
their power for her aid. Mrs. Morrow
denied the murder and declared her
husband was a suicide. She Is known
as a writer and poet, ell of her produc
tions having a religious turn.
f Special ' to The Journal.)
Ashland, Or., July 20. Guy C. Dun
bar of this city, an engineer, employed
by the Southern Pacific company, is
dead as the result of a wreck in the vi
cinity of Dorris. on the line from Weed,
Cel., to Klamath Falls. The locomotive
turned over. Fireman Selby escaped
without injury. It Is stated here to
day that burial will take place at Sacra
mento, under the direction of the Broth
erhood of Locomotive Engineers.
(UnlU-d Prcm Lpuwd Wlr
London, July 20. The suffragettes
are today Joining in the campaign
against the new national health Insur
ance law. A resolution adopted by the
Women's Freedom league provides that
the "Insurance act be resisted to the ut
most, and that the general secretary be
instructed to make it known that the
Women's Freedom league intends to re
sist the act because women, as women,
have .not been consulted in the matter,
and representatives of women have not
passed: upon the measure.'" .wUl- reiua.X.- glvetk
government any Information regarding
its employes, nof pay uiy contributions
to the Insurance fund on their behalf.
Individual members are expected to
make slmllar.refusal, even If threatened
with arrest and prosecution,
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Sofia, Jirty 20. Three infantry regi
ments have been called out to combat
an Invasion of graHshoppers which Is
devastating immense tractg of fanning
land along the Danube. With the as
sistance of the peasantry the soldiers
are building huge bonfires and thus far
they have succeeded In clearing several
districts from the pest.
Gain Over 1911 Is More Than
7,000,000; Of the Three
States, Oregon Is Showing
the Greatest Gairir
Light Land Yields In Oregon
. and Washington Mean
Banner Year.
State. Bushels.
Oreon 24.BOO.OOO
Washington ; . ... 8 8,200,000
Idaho .T 11,300,000
Total Northwest,- 1912... 74,000.000
Total Northwest, 1911 6,750,ooo
Gain. 1812
By Hyman II. Cohen.
Oregon U1 finish the 191t grain Sea
son with the top showing of the United
States as regards both condition and
average yield per acre.
While the entire Pacific Northwest
has unususlly favorable grain crop pros
pects this season, it is the Oregon fields
that capture all the prises. Its condi
tion of crop, continuing better than 102
per cent right to the end of the season,
has created unusually favorable men
tion throughout the country. Its quality
will be No. 1 for each of the cereals.
Both Idaho and WashlngK-n too, have
most excellent cereal cnjpt this- season,
The showing by the Oregon field, how
ever, being something extraordinary,
comeg from a combination of climatic
conditions, soil conditions and general
good farming. During the real growing
season better weather could -not have
been made to order.
Washington -Crowds 40,000,000.
About 74,000,000 bushels of wheat was
produced by 4h fields of the Paoifie
Northwest during the current season.
Washington retains the lead so far as
aggregate Is concerned. The wheat crop
in Washington this season is approxi
mately 38,200,000 .bushels, an Increase of
about l,20fy000 bushels over a year apo.
Oregon this season has 24.500.000 bueh-
Cpntinned on Page Fitted.)
fTTnlted 'Tress tttS WIre.J
Guadalajara, Mex., July 20. Panic
stricken as a result of the most terrific
earthquake fhocks which this city has
felt since the temblors bean several
months ago, fully 6000 persons have left
Guadalajara today. In the last dis
turbance, nearly every building in tae
city was damaged and one whole street
was destroyed. There were 23 shocks
during the day. No loss of life was reported.
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Three thousand Strong, They
Will Try to Keep Back-2500
Invaders Who Are Now at
Idaho Guardsmen Are Also In
vaders While W. H. G. Will
Help Repel.
(Soflnl to Th Journal, t
Centralla, Wash., July 20. Troop B,
from Tacoma, and the remaining II
companies of the Second Regiment N. O,
W. from various cities throughout the
state, together with a detachment of the
signal corps, are in Centralia this
morning. Immediately on arrival on a
special troop train the other 11 com
panies were Joined by Company M, the
looal company, and th entire regiment
marched to the fair grounds wlier it
went into camp with the regulars. With
the arrival Pf the militia, the army of
defense,- commanded by Colonel George
S. Young, of the Twenty-first Infantry,
a soldlar with 87 years' experience, has
been completed," the army numbering
about 3000 men.
The Oregon National Guards about 600
strong, passed through Centralla this
morning to Join the army of invasion
at Montesano. With tl arrival of
these. troops the Invading army, under
command or colonel L. W. V. Kennon,
of the Twenty-fifth Infantry, a war
rior Jft .16 jteara' experience has also
Deen completed.
The Idaho National Guard, 700 strong,
arrived in Monteeano last night and
went into camp. The invading army
now numbers about 2500 men.
It was expected that the army of the
defense would march from Centralla
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
Canton, China, July 20. The passing
of the age-old superstition against min
ing among the Chinese and a scheme for
a tremendous mining boom all over
China, are believed to be behind the or
ganization of a $10,000,000 company for
the ostensible purpose of developing
Kwangtung prpvlnce's mineral resources.
Hu Tse Chun, one of the richest and
most progressive of Canton's native
merchants, Is the father of the company,
atrlctly Chinese concern.
For thousands of years the belief of
i the Chinese that the reaiflt of excavat
i lug la to release devils living under
ground has retarded mining in China,
and Hu's venture leaves no doubt that
the new republican government has
given him assurances that it will re
move prohibitive mining laws enforced
by the Manchus.
New Steel Railroad Span Re-
garded as Marvel of Engi
neering Science; One of the
Largest Ever Built in West.
9000-T0NS OF STEEL '
Old Bridge Unsafe and Will Be
Closed to Traffic Within.
Few Days.
The first train will cross the new
railroad bridge late this afternoon. Reg
ular passenger service will be inaugu
rated not later than Monday, says As
sistant General Manager G. W. Boschke
of the O.-W. R. & N.
All of today men were busy putting
oown the Inst rails and ties necessary
to make the big span a link to connect
the west side with two transcontinental
lines, the Southern Pacific and the
o.-w. n. & n.
The bridge Is one of the largest and
heaviest ever built In tha world. It Is 1800
feet long. Nearly 9000 tons of steel and
more than 30.000 yards of concrete were
used In its construction. Its cost will
total $1,726,000. It is regarded as a
marvel of engineering science. Though
measurements for various parts had to
be distributed widely among manufac
turing concerns, though the most deli
cate adjustments are essential to oper
ation, all parts have been found to fit
perfectly. The bridge is unique of its
klmi, the upper and'lower decks operat
lng separately or together, the lower
deck being constructed to telescope
against the upper. The old steel bridge
continuously opened this morning for
river traffic, yet it was found neces
eary only to raise the lower deck of
the new bridge. This is taken as evi
dence that upper deck traffio when once
established will not be disturbed by the
opening f the draw more thatt two or
three times a day.
Intimation that to postpone an adjust
ment of the rental difficulty, tha- city
would ask extension of time in the clos
ing of the old railroad bridge to traffio,
reached Major James F. Mclndoe of the
government engineerg corps this morn
ina Major Mdndoe said positively that
the only possible way to secure an ex
tension Is to apply to the secretary of
war. The railroad will not apply -for
such an extension, It became known this
morning, because it considers the old
bridge unsafe and does not want to face
the danger of damages resultant from
accident on the bridga The government
also considers the bridge unsafe for
transtiver traffio and a serious obstacle
to the river traffic because of its close
ness to the new bridge.
The secretary of war requires that the
old bridge be closed to traffio as soon as
the new bridge is opened to traffic, that
it must bo entirely removed, Including
piers 40 feet below low water, within
six months after the completion of the
new bridge. It is believed six months
will be required to remove the bridge.
Charles Dooin of Philadelphia
Nationals Must Explain Pe
culiar Trick.
Chicago, July 20. Aecused of putting
a mysterious chemical on the ball with
which to neutralise the effect of the
spltball used by Pitcher Lavender of the
Cubs, Manager Charles Dooln of the
Philadelphia. Nationals Is banished to
day from the game and awaiting the
outcome of an Investigation. The
charge was made by Frank Chance after
Lavender had several times complained
that there was something wrong with
the ball.
Dooin had jut tossed a foul ball to
Lavender, when Umpire Rigler exam
ined It. put it In his pocket and sum
marilv ordered Dooln off the field.
Lavender's finger and lips were
burned by the chemical.
(Scw-cial to The Jea:nI.l
Oregon Agricultural College, Corval
lis, Or., July 20. "Miss -Corvallls" is
dead. She was only a hen, but her
death has put Into mourning the poul
try yards of O. A. C. The dining hails
do not mourn her for her 324 pounds
cf eggs per year were far too valuable
to be eaten. Each egg wag ' carefully
marked and set under a reliable Mary
"Misv Corvallls" laid herself to death.
She was No. A-123 In the pedigreed
sheets ana was a barred Plymouth
Rock from an incubator hatch of Feb
ruary, 1910. All of the chicks of that
brood were hatched from eggs of trap
nested fowls bred for high egg produc?
tlon. She laid her first egg November
12, 1910, and In tho next 19 days of
th.waU-fumUhed-l&. mora gs4a-
th collega basket In December, she
laid 22 eggs, in January 23, in Febru
ary 19 and in March 28. In -April she
laid 23 eggs and was broody two days.
Then she laid continually to the middle
of June, when for six days she insisted
on . sitting. $he had tout two more
Prosecution of Rosenthal As
sassins to Be Driven to the
Limit by district J Attorney
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Police Think Gamblers - Killed
Rosenthal for "Squealing
on Them.
(United Press UutA Wirs
New York, July 20. District Attor
ney Whitman and others active in run
ning down the assassins of Herman Ros
enthal, the gambler who was killed, it;
is suspected by ths police, for -"aquaal.."
lng," were notified today by anonymous'
letters that if their efforts: to ferret out
ths mystery do not sop they, too, will ;
be assassinated. ; -
Despite this. Whitman declared today
that tha men who killed --Rosenthal ars -known
and that he will never quit ths
trail until they are run down and pun-
lshed. There Is no doubt that tha nn
dorworld Is determined to go to ' any
length fo stop the inquiry, and grave
fears are felt that other v killings ar .
planned. , '. . i
District Attorney Whitman admits
that threats to kill him have been re
ceived since ths arrest of William Sha
piro., owner of the tazlcab which car
tied Rosenthal's assassins. H be
lieves that it was not little gamblers
who caus.d Rosenthal nnudsri bu
IHaOr was 'carrlea! 'outiimpiy to strike -terror
to tha hearts of others expected
to give lnfcrmation of ths reign of
crime. He asserts flatly that ths shad
ow of the police is over the assassins. - '
Whitman's detectives are- Investigat
ing everyone connected in any way wltlr
the Rosenthal murder. Lieutenant':
Becker,, who Has been connected with
the. klllinfc In remote ways and who Is
kfiown to bave been an intimate of ths
dead gambler,' is sttH on duty at pollca
headquarters. Commissioner Waldo re
fuses, to remove him until formal
charges are filed. ,
Twenty-two Members of Crew"
Burned by Escaping-Steamj-Ship
Arrives in New York.
(I'nltcd Press Leased Wire.) . ?
New York, July 20. With a grew
some story of . five fireman. cookd-,-to ,
death beneath her decks, the Italian
liner Principe de Piedmonts arrived in
port here today. On Wednesday tns
steamplpe leading from ths liner's port
engine to her main boilersJjnrst, trap--ping.
six. firemen , below th decks-in- a
compartment filled with steam.
Five of the firemen were cooked to
death and one was rescued alive. ' Other
members of the crew to tha numbar.of-.
22 were slightly burned before they
managed to escape to the 'decks ahOve.. .
, Immediately after the accident Cap
tain Domenclont dashed into ths engine
room, catling for folanWer$. Xvsry '
member: .of the : engine room force, re-"
sponded promptly. The captain and the, '
chief engineer led the rescusrs, -Thera-was
no panic on board. -
(Unltrd Trfss Leescd Wire.)
Denver, Colo., July 0, That h shot -Georglana
Llchtenwalter, his 19-year-old
fellow stenographer, because he felt
her passion for him growing cold, was
the statement made today by Eugene
Miller. Miller shot the girl four tjlmea
after luring her to a vacant lot, because
she refused to elope with him when she
learned he was a married man.
Miss Llchtenwalter, It was stated to
day, probably will recover. One bullet
was embedded in hot neck and two Ui
the skull, but her brain 'was hot touchsd. r:
broody seasons In July and August-
and otherwise continued laying. Her
banner month was October, when, In SO
days, she laid 27 eggs.' ';' ;
At ths close of her first year she had
a record of 259 eggs, weighing 82 1
.pounds and worth at market prices
$6.40. Though not tha -highest egg pro
ductlon on record, it shows what can
be dona by careful breeding. . 8li was
developed after four years of selection
from a show stock pen of hens bs vlnit
an annual produt-tlon e( -7 eggs aach.
Of the hens bred from this stock 2S
per vent laid more than 209 Xg spikes
last year, individual records running
from 2B9 down to s. '
When Miss Corvallls' achievements
were called to the attention of progres
sive poultry raisers through the pre.
a continuous stream Of letters reouet.
mr-eyga-of ttlnyrW-,-!" f
a singl eg that the strain m!tsnt
introduced in the poultry yards tiirour's-out-Ubaajtaie...
were l.rMffve.i:;,.r,y jl -
college. ; All eggs laid by her w- t
under the mot reliable bM i! I f t -eollega
flock and the future r- i
th ctik'k er to be kft i, i -
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