The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, October 31, 1914, Page 1, Image 1

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Breaking Up of Printing Graft
Cited as Proof That Legis
lature and Governor Must
Not Be in Harmony.
Hearty Reception Tendered
Oswald West by Men and
Women Voters.
An andienre that Jammed the hnll to
the doors And overflowed into the ante
room as Tut hak as the stairway, lis
tened for an hour nnd a half to a dis
cussion of political Issues by Governor
Wcit at CJresham last night and at
the close of the address pressed for
ward to grap the chief executive by
the hand and asure him of their confi-
denre and esteem.
One of the striking features in this
campaign is the size of the audiences
that everywhere greets Governor-West.
Not less conspicuous a feature is the
fact that he Is listened to with deep
attention, th'at hln hearers are almost
tumultuously responsive and that the
end of every meeting ushers .in a sea
son of hajid.shakinjr which showa what
a deep hold this much-assailed man has
upon the plain pople of the Btae. Ob
servers profess to see in these demon
strations omens of a heavy vote for
Smfth and Cliamlust lain in next Tues
(Jay's election.
Harmony Plan Scored.
Dr. Wl thycombe's plan of harmony
between the governor and the legisla
ture was dealt with at length in last
night h address, and, after the meeting,
a farmer, who had Journeyed several
miles by auto to hear the address, said
""lajm a Republican, but I am for C. J
braith for governor. Dr. Withycombe
is allowing-others to lead him around
now, and that, with his plan of har
monizing with the legislature after
election, doesn't appeal to me. We
want a governor who will stand up and
Tignt like west has done; and there is
every evidence that Dr. Smith is that
kind ;of .a man. Many of my Iiepub
. Hear? neighbors are going to vote for
Smith. "
"The old crowd is trying to come
back." said another man, with a weather-beaten
face, and the hands of a
worker. "I wouldn't vote for a man
(Com loiled Sn f'Bjre' Klre. Column Fiyei
Programs Have Been Ar
ranged for Washington
High and Lincoln High.
Senator George E. Chamberlain and
A. r'. .Flegel, candidate for congress,
vwill speak tonight at Washington high
school. Kast Thirteenth and Kast
Washington streets, and at Lincoln
high BehooT at Park and Market streets.
, As Senator Chamberlain is suffering
! with a throat trouble, a change has
been made In the arrangement of time
for the two speakers, to enable Sen
ator Chamberlain to finish as early in
the evening as possible.
, ' He will speak first at the Washing
ton high school, beginning at 7:30
o'clock. It is expected his address
- will last about an hour. He will then
go to the Lincoln high school and de
liver an address there.
Mr. 1'legel will begin speaking at the
Lincoln, hiuh school at 8 o'clock, and
he will follow Senator Chamberlain at
Washington high school about 8:30.
A strenuous speaking campaign
caused am abscess to form in Senator
Chamberlain's throat. He had it lanced
yesterday, and he expects to be in bet
ter condition tonight.
These will be Senator Chamberlain's
first formal addresses in Portland in
this campaign and thousands of people
are anxious to hear him.
Did the Booth-Kelly Lumber company acquire timber lands
through fraud?
Two United States courts have said yes. Their decision has
not been reversed.
, Judge-R.'S. l'icaii, of the United States district court, entered
a decree on October 5), 1911, cancelling the Jordan timber claim
on the ground of fraud. Judge Bean said in part:
"He (Jordan) took the land not for his own use and benefit
but for the defendant company. His-testimony in this respect is
r confirmed by the entries in the books and the circumstances at
tending the entry. Mr. Kelly sayskhere is no previous arrange
ment between himself and Jordan by which the land should be
conveyed to the company. He admits, however, that Jordan filed
on the land in pursuance of telephone message from him and
that" before doing so Jordan asked him what he was to get out
-of it and he says that he explained, that he could not make any
"agreement at that time as it was against the law. It may be
and 1 think it is-trite ritobable that there was no agreement in
express terms between Jordan
entered for the defendant but
. wxtn jorflans testimony, leave
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Stine Fears Wrath of
Party He Attempted to Be
tray. (Special tn The Journal.)
Medford, Or., Oct. 31. The fear of
wrath of the party he had be
trayed is upon R. S. Stine, Phohibi
tlon candidate for the United States
senate. He refuses to der.y, affirm
or confirm the statement, that he en
tered Into a pact with the Republi
can state central committee to throw
dry votes to R. A. Booth. Usually
glib and free with words, this morn
ing he assumed an evasive attitude.
Prohibitionists of this city, where he
has attempted to be a leader, de
nounce his act as petty politics.
Stine I'riday afternoon denied that
he had ever written a letter favoring
Booth. Later, confronted with fact?,
he admitted that he had written a let
ter. This morning he denied that he
had received any messages from J.
Fox, acting secretary of the "Out-to-Win"
prohibition wing, asking him to
repudiate his letter urging support for
the timber baron's senatorial aspira
tions. "I don't want. to be interviewed," said
Mr. &tlne this morning, assuming an
injured attitude,. "If I did it would
only mean a lot more telegrams and
telephone "messages to be bothered
with. I will say nothing. I don't care
anything about it and want nothing
(Concluded on Page Klre. Column Kuur)
German Cruisers
Taken in Pacific
London, Oct. 21. A Sydney, N. S.
W., message to the Post today said the
German cruisers Scharnhorst and Gnei
senau, which escaped from Kiao Chau
bay before the Japanese blockaded it
and have been threatening the allies'
Pacific shipping ever since, have been
taken, their fuel supply having run
out. For this statement there was no
official confirmation.
Princeton 7, Williams 7.
Harvard 7, Michigan O.
Pennsylvania State 17, Lafaystte 0.
Yale 49, Colgate 7.
Wisconsin 0 Chicago 0.
and Kelly that the land should be
the entire circumstances, together
it practically unquestioned that
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A. F. Hegel, candidate for representative in congress from Third Congressional district (Multnomah county)
Strong Man of Strong Character Is A. F. Flegel
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Fitted by Nature and Experience For Office
By Richard W. Montague.
A great many true and favorable
things have been said during the last
few weeks in support of Flegel's can
didacy for congress, but it seems to
me that not enough has been made of
the man's peculiar and personal fit
ness for the place.
For good or ill the destinies, of this
nation are in great part worked out in
the lower house of congress. It is a
huge body, with an enormous press
of public business bearing down upon
it. As with other legislative bodies
nowadays, it has more work before it
than it can possibly do, and does only
what the strongest hand compels it
to do.
Robust physical strength, backed
by sheer force of character, are more
necessary there than anywhere else In
our public life.
The kind of man who has learned
whether such an agreement was made or not, Jordan understood
that the land was not to be taken for himself but for the de
fendant aindthat suchwas the understanding of Kelly."
ihe United States circuit court of appeals, consisting ot Judge
Gilbert, Judge Ross and Judge
Kaut claims as well as the Jordan claim were acquired through
fraud. All were ordered cancelled.
- The decision (Federal Reporter Vol. 203, p. 423) was in part
as follows :
"The following facts are undisputed : The La Rauts, together
with Jordan, who was in the employment of the lumber company,
made their- applications for timber claims at the same time, and
the company paid their traveling expenses to and from Rose-J
burg, and all incidental expenses. Ihe company paid for all pub
lications of notices a-nd charged the expense thereof to the
stumpage account and made no charge -therefor at the time in
its qpoks against the individual entrymen. Ihe company paid
the purchase price of the land and'all jthe fees, traveling ex
penses, and other expenses incidental to final proof. The final
proofs were "made in May, 1902, and in July following, each of
the entrymen executed and delivered a deed of the land. Jordan's
deed and probably all of the deeds, were executed to the, com
pany. The deeds from the La Rautsj having, been subsequently
how to make his own way in the
rough and unrelenting give-and-take
of life and affairs, unhelped and
against odds, is the only kind of man
who is worth much in congress to
his district or to his country.
And the welfare of this district,
and our share of the welfare of the
country, are deeply involved in having
a man of that kind to represent us
there, and taking' the part which the
intelligence and the importance of this
district entitle us to, and in which we
have for a long time been sadly
wanting. .
Now the most notable thing about
Flegel, the thing that must strike any
real observer at the first glance, is
a certain kind of straightforward
vigor and competence which we like
to think of as characteristically an
American trait. It is not elaborated
in the schools, nor does it derive from
blue blood or gentle breeding.
But when a young man with a big.
Morrow, held that the four La
It took 10 years of, struggle by the people to .overthrow
the bosses and win free government in Oregon. A bill to re
vive the assembly is on the ballot, and Dr. Withycombe is
avowedly for the assembly system.
Mr. McCamant is for Dr. Withycombe and Dr. Withy
combe is for Mr. McCamant. Senator Gus Moser is for Dr.
Withycombe and Dr. Withycombe is for Senator Gus Moser.
All the reactionaries are for Dr. Withycombe and Dr. Withy
combe is for all the reactionaries. The old corporation crowd
is lined up to a man to capture the state government.
No third candidate for governor stands a ghost of a show.
C. J. Smith will be elected or Dr. Withycombe will be elected.
"Any votevcast for any other candidate will be thrown away
at a time when every progressive vote is needed.
The only chance to keep McCamant and his crowd out of
power is to elect C. J. Smith, who ought to receive every
popular government vote in this state.
strong body, inhabited by plain, man
ly sense and intelligence, with not
another thing to help him but a good
wife (which is a great deal, but that'.
another story), fares forth in this
country, where that sort of thing has
a better chance than anywhere else
in the world, to make a living, to
bring up a family of good children
and educate them, and to win a place
for himself in the respect of the com
munity, and when he gets away with
that man's size Job, then you will be
pretty sure to find just that air of
straightforward vigor and compe
tence about him.
Simple and unswerving honesty
goes with that kind of plain, manly
sense inseparably; so do diligence and
concern "for public service. Add to
these abundant native good humor
and kindliness, mellowed by a quarter
of a century of the best kind of fam-
(Conclnded on Page Five. Column Two.)
destroyed, the testimony leaves it uncertain whether they were!
executed to the company or to R. A. Booth. At the time when
these deeds were executed, each of the entrymen received the
sum of $100.
"No explanation is made of the fact that the deeds so taken
were not recorded. No satisfactory reason is given why the
deeds were destroyed. No explanation is given of the fact that
for a year and a half after the destruction of the deeds neither
Booth nor the lumber company had any conveyance from the
La Rauts. i
"The theory that R. A. Booth advanced the costs and ex
penses and purchase-price for
relatives; who were in poor circumstances and that he thereafter
advanced money to them for the same reason and took the deeds
as security illy comports with certain significant facts that ap
pear in the record.
R. A. Booth's answer to the decision of this United States
court was a bitter attack upon the integrity of Judge W. B. Gil
bert who wrote the opinion.
The government was represented in this case by United
States Attorney John S. McCtjurt, a. Republican. From his
printed brief, which is a part
quotations are madj: . ,.
Ringing-"Applause Greets the
Statements of Senator in
Able Speech Last Night.
Oregon City, Or.. Oct. 31. Working
closer and closer to Portland in a
siowiy narrowing circle in these final
days of the campaign. Senator George
E. Chamberlain spoke at the armory
in this city last night to a wildly. en-
tnusiastic audience.
Despite the fact that it was a wet
mm uaiiccauie iugni ruiiy boo per
sons turned out to hear him discuss the
issues and principles upon which he
is making his race for reelection. Again
and again his hearers voiced their ap
proval of the administration measures
cuacLeu inio statute ty the congress
just , ended and applauded vigorously
me presentation of his own case.
Senator Qta Ovation.
No speaker could have asked for t
more enthusiastic audience, nor a bet
ier reception rrom his hearers. Th
people of Oregon City received Senator
Chamberlain with open arms. They
were enthusiastic; they were sympa
thetic; they were apreclatlve.
Following an orchestral conecrt the
senator was introduced by Gilbert
!;...!. a . -
I uiauiLi attorney or uiacKamas
j county. It was fully three minutes be
I oemiur Laamoenain was per
mittee: to speaks A mighty wave of
! applause began as he rose to his feet
. neer rollowed cheer. It was an ova
,'tion. It was a tribute to Oregon's sen
ior senator that expressed better than
words the regard in which he is held
"5 tne people or Oregon City and
Clackamas county.
ine senator praised In unstinted
terms tne great administration meas
ure ana told how each was designed
iji . ma oeneiit or all the people, not
ior any particular class but for all.
KiglitB Recognized.
"In his discussion of the Clavton anti
trust bill, he told how ex-President
Taft had praised" it as a great piece of
constructive testimony recently in an
address before the American Bar asso
ciation. "I admit my own testimony is
Democratic testimony." said the sen-
(Concluded on Pngp KItp. Column Three)
Protest Detention
Of the Kroonland
State Department Puts Formal com
plaint in Hands of British Ambas
sador at Washington.
Washington. Oct. 31. A formal pro
test against British detention of th
steamship Kroonland at Gibraltar,
with a cargo of American copper and
a number of passengers, was lodged
with Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, the BritiHh
ambassador, by the state departmer.t
Coaches Go Over
Bank; Two Killed
Score of Passengers Are Injured In
Wreck on Lackawanna Bo ad, IT ear
Alford, Pa.
Birighampton. N. Y., Oct. 31. Two
passengers were killed and from 15 to
20 were injured when train No. 2 of
the Lackawanna railroad was derailed
today, a mile west of Alford, Pa. Three
passenger coaches and a baggagp car
toppled over a IB foot embankment.
the entries in order to assist his
of the court fecord, the following
(Announced by War Office at
"TMterday w a
marked by a general
offensive by tne
Germane ajongr their
entire front from
Nleuport to Arraa
end toy violent at
tacks at other
point on the line 'of
battle from Nleu
port to X.e Basse. .
"There were al-
Coat of inn tarnate advances
of Trance. and retreats. South
of Nieuport, the Germane were re
pulsed by counter attacks. South of
Tpres we have lost some points of sup-
poxt but advanced east of Tpres to the
forest of Faschendaele. Between X.A
Basse and Arras all the German at
tacks were repulsed with heavy lossee.
In the region of Chaulnes we have ad
vanced beyond Xihons, 11 miles west
southwest of Peronne, and we have
also taken Questnoy.
In the region of the Aisne we have
likewise progressed on the heights on
the right river bank before Soissons,
but we have withdrawn in the forest
of Vailly.
In the Woevre region we have
gained further ground in the forest of
(Announced by General Staff at
-E "The campaign la
torily; we are slow
ly out suDStanuauy
gaining in the east
ern and . western
theatres of war.
"V o w h e r e has
there been any de
cisive results.
"From Vienna
comes news of an
overwhelming defeat
of by the Austrian of
the Kusslans who
German Coat
crossed the San south of Nlsko.
"Austrian Infantry have destroyed a
Husslan ammunition train and made
prisoners of 454 Bussian officers and
73,170 men thus far."
Hardwick Smashes Through
Wolverine Line for Touchy
down; Only One of Game,
(fnltea Pres Jed Vffre.
Cambridge, Mans., Oct. 31. Eastern
football methods triumphed over those
of the piddle west here this after
noon wlen the Harvard squad de
feated the University of Michigan by
a 7 to 0 score. The westerners, how
ever, fought every inch of the 'way
and the Kame was on of the most
etubbornly contested of any played
here this seoscn-
Michigan won the toss and defended
the west goal. From the klckoff Mich
igan, by a Berles of line plays, carried
tli ball to midfield. Harvard caught
a punt on its own 25 yards. Iffie, but on
an attempted fak kick Francke fum
bled the pigskin and Michigan got the
ball. A punting duel rfejlowed, ending
with the ball in Michigan's possession
in midfield. Maubertsch, a series of
smashes, carried the ball t6 Harvard's
22 yard line, and a double pass by
Hughitt to Maubertsch put the ball on
Harvard's 3 yard line. Ha-rvani's de
fense held, however, and Hardwick
punted the ball out of the danger zone
as the first quarter enaea.
The ball seesawed in midfield for the
first few minutes of the second quar
ter, Michigan finally getting the ball
on Its own 15-yard line. Splawn punt
ed and Hardwick and Bradlee, by a
series of tackle plays, advanced the
ball to Michigan's 30-yard line. A per
fect forward pass from Hardwick to
Smith gained 13 yards and Franck;
gained several more yards in two
smash plays. Hard wleff then smashed
his way through the M ichigan-line for
a touchdown. Hardwick kicked a goaj
and the second quarter ended witl-thj
ball In Harvard's possession on Michi
gan's 4 5-yard line.
Michigan played the home team to a
standstill in the third and fourth quar
ters, neither side being able to score.
Ijost Ijove on the Sea.
San Francisco, Oct. 31. Lauren A.
Noycs, a wealthy brick manufacturer,
was granted an interlocutory decree of
divorce here today from Bertha Noyes
by Superior Judge Graham "He told
the court that his wife lost all love
for him during a trip across' the At
lantic and Pacific oceans in a 20 foot
sloop In 131 0 and had refused to live
with him since. .
"Just think it : R. A.
tended generosity for the purpose of assisting his poor relations,
was willing to take, and, by
them for a timber company worth eight qr ten million dollars,
timber claims of the approximate value of $14,000, for the paltry,
insignificant sum of $300. Is it likely that a mjai, whorwould do
what he says he did do, would not make a priJf agreement with
an entryman to take a timber claim? ., ;'.
"Every other fact, and circumstance, and actin this case con
tradicts Booth's denial.' Booth is a wealthy man, takes an active
interest in public affairs, is a pillar of the churcjii, is interested in
the Booth-Kelly Lumber company, and, by reason of all these
things, had a strong incentive to make denial.
"A case can hardly be conceived where ;the arts of the parties:
and the circumstances and conditions surrounding them point so
conclusively to fraud as they do in this case." 3
The foregoing quotations are from the . cougt records of the
civil suit which the government brought to cancel the fraudulent
claims. This suit was commenced in May, iyij, five years after
the indictment "oi R. A. Booth by a federal rand jury. Mr.
Booth was acquitted in th criminal case, but? the judgment in
the civil case has not been .reversed. 1
Unofficial Reports From Paris
Say Kaiser Has Been De
cisively Defeated in En
gagements in Flanders.
It Is Believed Polish Invasion
Has Been Dropped to Se
cure Reinforcements.
(fnlted Prent Tled Wire ) ,
Farls, Oct. 31. That the Germans
had at last been decisively defeated in
the north and were fighting despcrate:;
ly to cover their forces' ;Rhdrawal
from the coast and the Ostend-Ivllle- :
Arras line was asserted at military
headquarters here today.'
It was Kenerally believed that the
Germans planned to withdraw their
troops in Russian ' Poland to their
firstHine of defenses Inside the East
Prussian frontier and the theory .was -that
the Teutonic forces whlchwould
thus be relieved, would be rushed to
the westward.
The Freflch war offlce did not be
lieve, however, that these relnfocce-1
ments would materially change the
situation. !
Germane Removing Chins. ' -
Teutonic resistance between Nieu
port and Dixmuldo had .. greatly
weakened. It wad said, and most of
the big guns except .those mounted .
on auto trucks had gone to. the rear.
The kaiser's losses in this northern
fighting were declared to have been
the heaviest, considering the number
of men engaged, and the duration of
the combat, that he has suffered In
any battle Blnce the war began.
In order to divert attention from
their front 1 the north, it was said
the Germans were attempting a new
offenrfive on the heights of the Meuse,
Few Losses Admitted.
Continued gains, ! interspersed with
a few losses, by the allies, were re
ported by the official communication
received from the Bordeaux war
ofice today.
- Ttee Gerjoana werj said to have made I
a vlgoroifs attack Friday along ' tne
Nleuport-La Basse jline, and south of:
Ypres it was admitted the trench lost.
some ground, but,: east of the sai
point, it was stated, they made Im
portant gains.
Friom La Basse in Arras, the report
said I the Germans were repulsed heav
ily. Substantial French gains were
claimed in the regions of Chaulnes.
the Aisne river, Soissons, Souain and
the Woevre district, -but in the region
Komluilea nn 1'affe Five. Columu Ttireei
Zevastobol 1 4 Being Born
"Sjgrded by Jie Turks, Says
Dispatch Ffpm Rtme, -
(United FreI-iied Wire.)
London. Oct. 1 . Attacking a
Turkish naval T$quadidiii in the
Black sea, RtiBHian warBhlpa have "
sunk a mine layiejr and a destroyer
and captured aj collier, according
to a Rome dispatch received by the
Star this afternoon. ,
The same passage said the
Turks were bomjbkrding Zevastopol.
U. S. SbAided Out.
Washington, Oct! 31. That the K,u
ropean "Franco-Atjglo-Russlan allies
consider formal a rations of war
against Turkey; Jfnminent was evi
denced today by informal inquiri-s rtSi
to whether the United States is will-'
tng to take chargetrf the French. Brlt-
ICoDclul-d on
I'acc Two. i'olumr One.)
Booth in the exeicisc of his pre- '
his own testimony, did take from
- . a