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VOL. XII NO. 156
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 6, 1913. TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES.
PRICE - TWO CENTS. Sx52x 0 & S?t
lAWIES J: HILL Will
EMPIRE BUILDER WILL
AID PORTS COMMITTEE
FLIMSY WOODEN PULLMANS SMASHED IN NEW HAVEN WRECK
FOUND GUILTY IN
AT HOT SPRINGS
' " ffQl AAVA SVN TAA jSSv--" ml Ca AAAVAA O A II
BURNS 60 BLOCKS
Great Railroad Chief to Make
Special Trip to MoutrTof Co
lumbia to See What He Can
Do to Cooperate.
PORTS COMMITTEE IS ,
Plans Discussed for Open Wa
terway at Dinner Given by
Profoundly Impressed by the lmpor
- e lance to all commerce of the movement
lo deepen the channel over the Colum
bia river bar, James J. Hill has written
to the chairman of the ports of Colum
bia committee. Dr. Alfred Kinney, say
ing within a few weeks he will make
L special trip to the mouth of the Co
, lumbia. Thus he will be enabled to de
lermine what he can do to cooperate
With the campaign and add strength to
the organization which Is already the
largest west of the Mississippi river.
Srawing membership from the entire
district drained by the Columbia, and
Including five states.
The mouth of the Columbia Is now
the ocean terminus of the Hill lines.
The Hill interests expect 10 operate
hips out of the port of the Columbia
Llong the coast, and havo also been pre
paring tor the commerce of the Panama
(anal, which" will be transshipped from
Dcean vessels to the western inland
Relative to the plans of the committee,
Dr. Kinney has written Mr. Hit! at St.
Committee Has 3000 Members.
"The committee Is now enlarged with
1000 members, not only representing
very local industry and the ownership
Df over 150,0u0,000 worth of standing
timber rioe for factories and transport
Hon to markets, but with a membership
rapidly Increasing throughout the five
Mates of the Columbia river Dasin.
To discuss ways and means of for
warding the campaign to deepen the
channel over the bar, former Senator
Innathan Bourne entertained members
f the executive board of ihe Ports of
Columbia committee at dinner In the
-MArttnstdn lub last-night, there betas
present Major James Mcinaoe 01 ine
United States engineers; General Bag
nail, government. engineer In charge of
etty building at the mouth of the river;
Samuel M. Mears, president of the Port
or Portland commission; T. B. Wilcox,
president of the Oregon Development
league; George B. aicLcoa, waniei nern,
nd C. V. Adams.
Dr. Kinney has a letter from H. H.
Cleland of Spokane Joining the campaign
ind saying: "Within a very short time
after the canal is open we will be flood
ed with Immigrants and must be pre
pared to handle tiiem and the great
nuount of freight that will necessarily
Mrs. Duniway Joins Committee.
Another notable addition to the mem
bership of the commlttoe is Mrs. Abigail
Bcott Duniway, who has written, ac
cepting membership on the committee.
1 wish to add my word of com
mendation for the mighty work the
board has undertaken. It is no easy
task to wrest from nature the locked
Kecrets she holds in the earth, the wa
ter and the air," she wrote.
"In studying the map of the world,
tine has but to note the relation the
mouth of the Columbia river bears to
the Golden Gate and the almost com
pleted inter-oceanic canal to see how
contiguous they are to one another, and
how necessary It Is to hasten the work
the Ports of the Columbia has begun
If the Pacific northwest Is to reap Its
khare of commerce and travel arrtong the
tompetitlve nutfons of the earth."
Half Buried in Sand on Bank
of Hudson River Near
Cliffside, N, J,
Cliffside, N. J., Sept. 6. Discovery of
the headless and' nude body of a beau
tiful young-woman half burled In sand
Dn the bank of the Hudson river here
has given the police of this village such
a. mystery to solve as tney have never
BoyB playing near Clayton's boat
house found the corpse, Near It' lay a
bloody pillow and sheet with every In
dication that the slayers had been
frightened away, leaving their ghastly
work half done.
Phxtficlans who examlnod the body
ay the girl was In perfect health when
death came. ' Her appearance Indicated
that she was accustomed to luxury. The
hands were beautifully manicured and
showed thtft she had never done hard
work of any sort. So far not a clue has
been discovered to the identity of the
woman nor as to the tragedy which
ended her career.
LARGER RESERVES IN
OREGON COUNTRY, BANKS
(Washington Burnau of Tbt Journal. )
Washington, Sept. 6.The abstract of
- conditions of the National banks of Ore
gon, exclusive of Portland, at the close
of business August 9, as reported to the
comptroller of the currency, shows the
average reserve held at 19.07 per cent,
s compared "With 18.78 per cent on
June 4. Loans and discounts decrease
front $23,098,138 to $28,040,333. gold coin
from 8 2,258,351- to 82.242.S34 and in
dividual -deposits from 829.448.06S to
& 8:8,288,259.:; 'MK'm '
James J. Hill.
HIS CASE CONTINUED
Lawyer Believed to Have Gone
to Vermont; Thaw Is Happy
in Coaticook Jail,
United Preu Leased Wire.)
Coaticook, Quebec, Sept Harry K.
Thaw, triumphant again in his fight to
prevent Immediate return to Matteawan
asylum, rested contentedly in Jail here
today while William Travera Jerome,
his nemesis, is apparently a fugitive
from Justice, even If only to the extent
of breaking his 'ball rather than face a
charge of playing "penny ante" in
public place here.
Jerome, who left the town In an auto
mobile after giving 3500 ball for ap
pearance on the gambling charge, is be
lieved to have "gone to Vermont. He
failed to appear today at the hour set
for his hearing on a charge of gambling,
His counsel entered an appearance for
him and the hearing was continued un
til September 11.
--In continuing tire-ease against Jerome,
Judge. McKee said: "Jerome may think
Coaticook is a suburb and that h can
play poker in the street here. But we
will enforce the laws and show him he
can't play 'cards before our children.
He will be prosecuted to the fullest cx
tent of the law.
The crowd in the courtroom cheered
wildly at the conclusion of Judge Mc
Kee's remarks. "
Thaw, who will be brought before the
full court of king's bench, appeal side,
In Montreal on September 15, is likely
to remain here until that time. The
townspeople, who almost to a man are
his partisans, anticipate that Thaw's
hearing in Montreal will surely result In
his being permitted to pass through
Canada to where he will. Meantime
they are anxiously awaiting Jerome's
reappearance here, hoping to obtain
some sport by legal, and personal, nag
ging of the man who put Thaw in
Matteawan and who for the first time
has had the tables turned on him here
through a seising upon one of his well
known fallings. ,
Allegation that It is not possible to
deport Thaw by the means so far em
ployed by New York state's lawyers In
made by Thaw's attorneys. They baso
their belief on an affidavit by Thomas
Rellle Mclnnes of Ottawa, framer of
the Canadian immigration law, which
attached to the habeas corpus writ
obtained for Thaw yesterday In
Montreal. Mclnnes assert that the
board of inquiry which ordered Thaw
aeportea aid so illegally because they
had failed to file a formal complaint
against Thaw with the minister of the
interior, as the law provides.
San Franciscans Will Be Given
Opportunity to Buy New
(United Pren Lea ted WIre.t
San Francisco, Sept. 6. Returns of
the municipal railroad, the first in the
United States owned, and operated by
the public, showed that August receipts
and profits eclipsed those of any
month since the road was first put in
In all the city road took In 350,570.50
in August, an increase of 33793.10 over
July, when the receipts were 348,477.40.
And July's receipts were the biggest up
to tnat time. "v
Monday the board of supervisors will
be asked to authorize City Treasurer
McDougald tn sell over the counter of
his office 33,500,000 bonds already voted
to extend the city car lines. Mr. Com
mon People will' get first chance at
them. Then the banks' opportunity will
come, .but McDougald is sure the people
themselves win take two-thirds of the
ARCHITECTS ARE NOT IN
SYMPATHY WITH CONTEST
(Washington Burem ot The Joomtl.)
Washington, Sept.-ftv-ProtesU from
Lawrence & Hoi ford, Whitehouse &
Koullhoux, Doyle & Patterson, Portland
architects who were dropped by the
treasury department from the list' of
contestants for new postofl Ice plana,
have been received here. The depart
ment declares they were out v of sym
pathy with the spirit of the competition
because they wanted the program Of the
competition altered. ;:;.'r;,.y..r:,f , .'';).'.
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ROME DOESN'T SHOW
AT GAMBLING HEARING
Big Hotels, Water, Light and
Power Plants Destroyed by
Conflagration Which Was
-Finally Stopped by Dynamite
NO LIVES LOST AND VERY
FEW PERSONS INJURED
Tents Asfced to House Home
less and Relief Fund for
Food, Clothing Started.
(United Prew Leaned Wire.)
Hot Springs, Ark., Sept. 6. More than
2600 persons are homeless, 312,000,000
damage in done and 60 blocks of this
city, covering a section half a mile wide
and a mile and a half long are in ruins
today through a disastrous fire which
started late yesterday afternoon and did
not burn itself out until 8 o'clock this
morning at the foot of West Mountain,
the southern limit of the city.
Citizens patrolled the burning section
all night and prevented looting. Gov
ernor Hays, who is here, took full charge
of the situation today, and it Is prob
able that United States troops will come
from Little Rock to aid in the work of
keeping order during reconstruction.
Within a short time of the starting of
the fire it was seen that the local force
was incapable of coping with the flames
and aid was rushed here from Little
Rock. By the time it arrived, the fire,
fanned by a high wind, was practically
beyond control, the water works was
out of commission and only free use of
dynamite and shifting winds kept the
main part of the city from destruction.
The city's water, light and power
plants were utterly ruined, several big
hotels and hundreds of homes were
consumed and today all streetcar serv
ice through the stricken section is
While it is not yet certain, It is not
believed that any lives were lost in the
conflagration. Guests at the big hotels
destroyed fled without waiting when the
flames approached, and many of them
lost much of their property.
A great mass meeting of citizens was
held today, at which a relief fund for
the fire victims was started with many
large subscriptions. All business In the
city is suspended and the streetcars are
unable to run because of the crippling
of the power plant.
The mayor today will ask the gov
ernor for militia tents to shelter the
homeless. It has been ascertained that
very few persons were hurt during the
fire and none of those seriously. All
saloons In the city are closed today.
TO SOLVE PROBLEM
Male Friends to Be Enter
tained by Various Nation-
alties Different Nights.
(United Preu Leased Wire.)
Los Angeles, Sept. 6. The Progres
sive Household Club, composed of
housemaids, cooks, second girls, taun
dresses, nurse girls, etc.. Is launched
today with a charter membership of 200
Organization was effected after a mass
meeting of prospective members was
addressed in the German, Swedish, Kin
nlsh, French, Danish and English lan
The club will maintain club rooms, at
which its members may entertain their
male friends, different nights each week
being set aside for various nationalities.
It will provide a cheap cmpioymwjt
bureau for members. A housekeeping
school is also contemplated.
"The club is not organised with the
object of fostering strikes," explained
Vice President Hannah Anderson, but
for mutual improvement. Also, it seems.
that mistresses haven't made a start
ling success in attempts to solve the
servant problem so we plan to see what
we can do for ourselves."
GUNBOAT AND 1000 MEN
AGROUND, UNDER FIRE
Douglas. Ariz., Sept. 6. The Mexican
gunboat Tamplco, carrying J 000 troops
and 'a quantity of ammunition, is
aground near Toplotfampo find Is being
harassed by a detachment of constitu
tionalists, according to dispatches today
The dispatches further state that the
commander of the Americas squadron
at Guaymas refused aid to the Tampico
because it is not in a sinking condition.
Rebels on shore have frustrated two
attempts to land the soldiers from the
ASTORIA FIRM'S BID IS
LOWEST FOR ARMY BOAT
(Washington Bureau nf The Journal.)
Washington, Sept 6. Wilson Broth
ers, of Astoria, have submitted the low
est bid, 828,000 for building a survey
cruiser for th United States army. The
Mare Island navy yard's bid was $32,-
000. Senator Lane is, urging acceptance
of the low bid. A decision is expected
11 UHU.J . ,
No liar for Commercial Club.
Burlingame, Cal.. Sept. 6. "The light.
ning bug is brilliant but it hasut any
mind. It blunders through existence
with It's headlight on behind." Thua re.
fleet members of the. Commercial club
tier who are mighty dry. Too late, thoy
found the deed for their property absu-
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Convicted by Jury in San Fran
cisco on One of Four Counts
After Five Hours of Deliberation.
TWO JURYMEN WANT
TO BRING ACQUITTAL
Verdict Said to Be Result of
Compromise by Impatient
(United Treai Leased Wire.).
San Francisco, Sept. 6. Convicted of
white slavery as defined In the Mann
act, K. Drew Camlnettl. son of United
States Commissioner General of Immi
gration Anthony Camlnettl, and Maury
I. Diggs; scion of a prominent Sacra
mento family, will be sentenced by Fed
eral Judge William C. Van Fleet next
Wednesday, September 10.
Camineti was found guilty of trans
porting Lola Norris, 20-year-old Sacra
mento girl, from the capital to Reno
for immoral purposes. He was con
victed on one of four counts brought
p.galnst him in the indictment. The
maximum penalty is five years' Im
prisonment, $5000 fine or both. The
Jury returned its verdict at 5; 15 last
Diggs was convicted on four of six
counts relating to the taking of Marsha
Warrington and Lola Norris. to Reno.
He can be given 20 years or a $20,000
fine, or both.
Both Beleased on Bonds.
Both men are out on bonds. Cam
Inetti's security, $10,000, was immed
iately furnished by Theodore Bacclgalup
of San Francisco and Attorney Frank J.
Freeman of Willows.
The Incongruity of the Camlnettl ver
dict is the topic of discussion here to
day. Camlnettl was found guilty of
aiding In transporting Lola Norris to
Reno, although it was proved that he
did not actually purchase the tickets
He was acquitted on the other hand
of persuading and enticing the girl to
elope with him, although on this point
the testimony against him appeared
strongest. Lola Norris had established
to the satisfaction of the Jury that aba
was chaste before having met Camlnettl
and that she submitted to his advances
only after a long siege.
Two Jurors Would Acquit.
Ten of the 12 Jurymen were for con
viction on at least two of the four
counts. Two, believed to have been
William A. Helster, a married real es
tate man, and Thomas H. Hasklns, mar
ried, a coffee and tea merchant, stub
bovnly held out for acquittal on all
Tlio men on the Jury have big busi
ness interests. They were chafing at
the delay at getting back in harness.
Five hours of wrangling proved Irk
some to these positive, strong willed
Jurors. The result was a compromise
of the ten with the two. That was the
reason for the strange verdict against
Plre Hours for Verdict. .
It was believed from the outset that
the defendant would not be held re
sponsible for the Warrington girl's
lnpse, since Diggs, whose companion
she had been on the elopement, had been
proved to be the major domo of the
By strange coincidence the Juries in
the Diggs case and that of Camlnettl
were out the same length of time, al
most to the minute.
In each case It took five hours to
reach a verdict.
JUDGE NOYES ENDS LIFE
WHILE READING TOLSTOI
Grief Over Death of Wife Is
Given as Motive for
l'-..:ted Press Leased Wire.)
Los Angeles, Sept. 6. Unbearable
grief over the death of his wife Is
known today to havo prompted the sui
cide ot former Superior Judge J. S.
Noyes, who killed himself by swallow
ing laudanum after lie had soothed his
last hour by reading a chapter from
Judge, Noyes' body was found in Syca
more Park at sundown yesterday. In
his lap was the book, and a note ex
plained his act. It read: "it is little
use for mo to try to live longer. It
was a happy homo for me with Fannie,
and I have constantly mourned her death
ever since, day and night. I am now ut
terly exhausted with sorrow."
Judge Noyes was the first Judge of
the Riverside county superior bench.
He served there 12 years and recently
came to Los Angeles.
FELL ASLEEP IN HAYMOW;
CANNOT BE AWAKENED
San Jose, Cal., Sept. 6. Every phy
slolan In this city admits lie is non
plussed by jthe remarkable1 case of 18-year-old
"Wright ' Keehle, member of a
prominent family, who has slept like a
child for. more than a month. Keeble
wandered away and had been missing
two days when he was found In a hay
mow,' wrapped in a blanket and with
several boards piled on his body. v Every
effort to awaken him has been in vain.
He Promises to Obey.
x Santa Ana., Cal., Sept.' Whether
the officiating magistrate or brld'V
groom, Arthur Dentler, was rattled, r
both, the fact remains today that Dent
ler- promised to love, honor- and obey
Llda Turner, with whdm h eloped from
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Above How grHt mogul engine smashed wooden Pullmans on rear of Bar Harbor express.
Below Searhcing for bodies under wrecked Pullman last Tuesday, atter the White Mountain Express
crashed into the rear of the Bar Harbor express, near New Haven, Conn., killing 21 and injuring 40.
ENGINEER OF WRECKED
TRAIN HAD BUT LITTLE
SLEEP FOR A WEEK
Made His Own Run and That
of Another Engineer Who
(United Press Fussed Wire.)
New Haven, Conn., Sept. 6. Testify
ing at the public investigation Into th
New Haven railroad disaster Tuesday
Engineer Miller of the wrueked train
said today, that, for a week before the
accident he had been covering ills own
run and that of another engineer, who
was 111. .,,
"He was to have come back to work
Tuesday," Miller continued, "but wasn't
in shape to do it, so they said as i had
done his work as well as my own for
one week, I might as well do it for an
other and here we are.
"I did my work, without the aid of
stimulants. No, I drank no whisky. I
slept when I could. ,Sunday I rested, go
ing to Springfield Sunday night. Mon
day morning I took my engine out on
my run to Stamford, arriving there at
9:15, cleaned my engine, started homo
and arrived at 12:15. Then slept until
4:45, returned to Stamford, rested an
hour, started for Springfield and got
there at midnight.
"At 6:13 we started the return run
and at 6:65 the wreck occurred."
General Manager G. L. Bardo of the
New Haven road, following Miller as a
witness, said that between August. 1911,
and last July., the directors authorized
expenditure of $6,926,000 for improve
ments intended to make-travel safer
for passengers. They had decided, he-
added, to buy only all steel cars in
Millionaires, who, living or spending
their summers along the New Haven
railroad line, find it convenient to pat
ronise its trains, need not use the same
equipment as people of no financial
prominence. It was brought out today in
the course of the public investigation
into last Tuesday's wreck on the sys
tem, in which 21 lives were lost and
about '40 persons were Injured.
It was the testimony of General Pas
seriger Agent A. M. Smith which de
veloped the latest revelation. The use
of steel alone bad been ordered by the
company. Smith said, in the construc
tion of the "club cars" used exclusively
by rich commuters, who rent the cars at
$3000 apiece yearly. . The public Inves
tigation into '.the wreck was concluded
PORTLAND FIRMS NET
$150,000 AS RESULT
Trade Campaign Shows En
couraging Financial Re
turns; Session Is Ended,
The success of Buyers' Week, which
ended last night, icasurd in cash, has
meant Investment of approximately $180,
000 with the wholesalers of Portland.
Partial reports showed an expenditure of
$102,000 by the buyers of businesses
from" Montana, Idaho, Washington, Ore
gon and one British Columbia firm, at
the Commercial club headquarters this
Measured In acquaintance, In enthu
siasm for Portland as a Jobbing center,
the value of Buyers' Week Is incalcu
lable, declare members of the Jobbers
& Manufacturers association, which had
the. week's program in charge.
The total number of firms registered
from Portland's trade territory was 260.
This is considered large when It is re
membered that many of the buyers
(Continued on Page Ten.)
OLD MAN KILLED; HIS
Bomb Exploded Under Floor
Beneath His Bed; Little
Home Is. Wrecked.
(United Tress Leased Wire.)
"San Diego, Cal., Sept 8. Dynamite
or blasting powder ' placed under his
house near the eastern limits of- the
city ' early, today caused the death of
Peter , B. Hansen, 74. and completely
wrecked his little home.
Hansen's son, Peter B. Hansen Jr.,
Was questioned but" not held.- ,
Hansen,' who -was - well-to-do," was
asleep when the bomb was set off under
the floor beneath - his bed. 8r great
was the force of the explosion that the
entire , floor ; of the bedroom was re
duced te splinters., Hansen, was Blown
half , way.'. across, the roorrt....TbeV walls
were wrecked and the celling caved in.
IS TO BE ENLARGED TO
THREE REGIMENT POST
General Wood Tells Senator
Chamberlain of Plans for
(Wsshtoctun Bureau of The Journal.)
Washington, Sept. 6. In order to set
at rest a much-discussed question
whether or not the war department de
sires to abandon Vancouver barracks in
favor of creating a large brigade post
at some other place, Senator Chamber
lain, chairman of the committee on mili
tary affairs, accompanied by Joseph N.
Teal, called today on the chief of staff.
Major General Leonard Wood, and asked
him regarding future plans for Vancou
ver. , i. L
. General Wood assured his callers that
the department had no Intention what
ever of abandoning the post at Vancou
ver barracks; on the contrary, he -Bald,
plans were under consideration for im
proving It, enlarging and adding to the .
buildings, Improving the grounds and
making it a two or three regiment gar
rison post. He said that there were
various military reasons why that . post
should become much more important
than it is now. and intimated that con
gress would be asked to make proper
provision for Its enlargement.
RATTLESNAKE BELTS v
KEEP M'MANIGAL BUSY-
Los Angeles. Sept. 8. Twenty belts
from 20 rattlesnake skins In a month is
the record of industry established by
Ortte McManigal. star witness' In th
famous case of the McNamar broth
ers, who occupies a "suite" of cells it
the county Jail hera pending his final
disposition by the authorities,, v ; i
McManigal undertook the manufacture
of snakeskln belts when the fashioning
of picture trames from cigar buses
palled upon him. He bss been Jn Jstt ,
her'e since the spring of lilt and has
no assurance ot how long he win re
main. , . V ' . v:i:'''"tv',;v!;;t
JEROME 0. TRAVERS IS
' V'CTOR OVER ANDERSON
" Garden City. N. Y. Sept. I. Jsroro ,
P. Travers, .amateur, national golf
champion, successfully '' defended ills
title today against John O. Amirsn
In'the finals of tP national ."'rate i.r
championship tonrnamrut br. Trsvem
Won up and. i to plar; ; '
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