The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, May 12, 1916, Page 1, Image 1

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KILL
W RAID
OFFICIAL HEARS
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Cpstoms Inspector Arriving at
Marathon, 'Texas, Declares
cattlemen iom mm ot nam
Near Brownsville Thursday.
AMERICAN TROOPS ARE
1TO BE KEPT IN MEXICO
Cabinet Decides They Will
' . Not Be. Withdrawn Until
: F Raids Ae Stopped. ,
Tucson. Arin.. May 12. (T.i N S.)
Reports reached hew today that Mexi
can bandits had raided and burned Lo
chte!. Arts., 30 miles east of Nogales.
-Colonel Sage, commander -: of - th
lAtn erica n troops at Nogales, has sent
company of infantry and 20 cavalry
men,, to guard Lochiel, Washington
"amp and other towns on me Ameri
can side.
Marathon. Texas. May 12. (I. N. 8.)
Forty Americana 'were killed by Mex
ican bandits, who crossed the border
hear ' Brownsville, Texas, laat night,
(according to Rufus Stirling, a customs
inspector, who arrived here today rrom
tanrirann. A number of woman ami :
lr,M1Arjn urn imnnir the dead. Stirlina
Wld. Ha was unable to furnish de
hails.
Stirling says he received his infor
mation from cattlemen in whom be haa
implicit confidence.
El Paso. Texas. May t.--J. N. S.)
Irha American expeditionary force will
remain in Mexico until the border
htates have been entirely cleared or
bandits, i
. Meantime, Carranalsta troops will po
lo Chihuahua, Sonora and Coahuilla,
ooperetlng with the Americans.
. These were the statements made
Mr.t 'General Scott and Secretary to
)brecon Amador before mey iert to-
Jlarvvv :-y.
Both indicated that they believed an
km Icable settlement would b reached
Lnd. that a protocol IJUUiy,, would,
Ignad shortly.'
Cooperation Arranged, .
Amador added,: i
"Generat-'Obregon has ordered Gen-
Isial Trevlno with 10.000 troops to oc-
fupy the Parral district between San
fAntonlo and Namiqmpa vmn vuuu
nore troops held In reserve. There
kill be no war with the United States
t Mexico can prevent It. By Obre-
ICooeluded en l'fr roar, Colamn Two)
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Conferees of Senate
House Adiourn After Be
coming Deadlocked, ;
Washington. May 12. (U. P.) The
pouse and aenate conference commlt-
ea practically agreed, to an army pro-
Icing 175,000 men, a government til-
rate plant - and a system of civilian
raining camps instead of the senate's
ederal volunteer plan.
Washington. May 12. (I. N. S.)
appeal will be made to President
Vllson to bring members or the house
Into Una for action on tha army re-
rganlzatlon bill. Senators and repre
sentatives who are anxious for an
dequate army program said today
hat nothing short of tha personal ln
luence of the president will bring it
bout.
After several hours of wrangling
esterday, the managers of the house
nd senate adjourned the conference,
opelessly deadlocked. Realizing that
ha ; conferees, with Instructions not
t, accept tha 250,000 regular army
oted 1 by the aenate will not yield.
he senate confereea made an espe-
laliy strong plea for an enlargement
t Hha Plattsburg camp scheme.
This feature originated in the house,
hat ' body, however, had repudiated
h volunteer army plan of the sen-
te. Tha elimination of that feature
nd tha refusal of the house to accept
he larger regular army practically
educes tha bill tothe original house
reposition without giving the; senate
ny voice in tha legislation. ,
state conrerecs -pointed out today
that with tha single exception of the
atlonal guard sections there is no
revision anywhere to create a nu-
leus for a volunteer .army unless the
lattaburg plan la enlarged and its
cope considerably' extended.'. House
onferees are refusing to increase fed-
rai support of tola plan. j,
Fire Does $300,000
Damage in Sandusky
Vate Supply la factory District Shut
Of f to Increase Pressure la Threat-,
ened Slatrlct Before Bias Controlled
Sanduaky. Ohio, May 12. -ft. N. B.1
kFire, l starting today In , a I Uvery
table, spread to the heart of the city,
.ppealswere sent to Toledo for aid.
The fire waa' finally controlled with
ut outside help, after the water aup
ly In the factory district, had been
hut off. thereby increasing the pres
ura'in tha downtown mains. Tha loss
esumataa at 1900,000, ,
ON'S AID
MAY BE
SOUGH
BACKERS
NREAED
ARMY
Rockefeller's
Will
r
Relieve Poles
Rockefeller Foundation Plans for
Relief of Poland Consented to
by the Allies.
Washington May 12. (I, N. S.)
Acceptance of tha offer of the Rocke
feller foundation to provide relief for
war aufrerers is made by-the entente
powers In a cablegram received at
the state department today. The ca
blegram was from American Ambassa
dor Page at London, and read as fol
lows: "Foreign Minister Grey bas given me
a memorandum, which is to be made
public here, conveying consent to the
Rockefeller foundation plans for the
relief of Poland by the British, Rus
sian and French governments, provid
ed the enemy governments meet their
conditions."
It is believed the conditions refer to
pledges that none of the supplies to
be sent to Poland will reach the Teu
tonic armies. 1
Caplan Case May 6c
To the Jury Tonight
Dlstriot Attorney Demands Death Pen
alty for Accused Dynamiters la
Argument Guilt Wot Proven.
Los Angeles. May 12. (P. N. 8.)
The death penalty was demanded by
the district attorney today In tha clos
ing argument to the Jury In the case
of David Caplan. accused dynamiter.
Caplan appeared little affected when
the request for his Ufa was made.
Once or twice during Keyea' address
he talked excitedly in whispers to his
attorneys. Other times he Just
smiled.
Defense Attorney Coghlan began his
plea for Caplan'a life, shortly before
noon. He argued that the atate had
not shown where Caplan waa involved
in the purchase of the dynamite used
in the destruction of the Times build
ing. He was the only attorney to
speak in Kaplan's behalf.
District Attorney Woolwina stated
that he would conclude the closing
argument and would probably finish
tonight if Judge Willis allowed an
extra hour's hearing.
It waa considered probable that if
the extra hour "waa allowed Judge
Willis would call a night session for
the reading of his instructions. In
thin event tha case will go to tha Jury
tonight. i
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Two Irijurea' When ;
7 Machine Turns Over
John Knko and S. Butwell Are Kurt;
Accident Occurs While Making Too
Sharp a Curve.
A second's indecision caused the
wreck of an automobile and the injury
of two men at 2 o'clock thia afternoon!
when John Zukos, head waiter at the
Nortonia hotel, turned his car Into
Twewty-fjfth street, at the head of
Flanders. Zuzos and S. Butwell, one
of four companions, were Injured and
taken to St. Vincent's hospital.
Zukos was driving west on Fland
ers. At Twenty-fifth he is said to
have started up the bill toward the
hospital, then turned suddenly north.
The car swerved around and ran upon
the curb, turning around and pinning
Zukos beneath.
Zukos' companions were waiters at
the hotel whom ne waa taking for an
outing. They are Butwell, Krnest
Cournava, Thomas Stevens and John
illsaes.
Multnomah Hotel
Lease Is Proposed
J. C. Donnelly, proprietor of Donnelly
Hotel in Tacoma, Makes Offer to
Owners of Structure.
Following an insepection of the
Multnomah hotel yesterday, J. C. Don
nelly, proprietor of the Donnelly hotel
in Tacoma, made a proposition to the
Thompson estate, owners of tha struc
ture, to lease the Multnomah for a
term of five years.
Mr. Donnelly pledges himself to
spend $40,000 or $50,000 in improve
ments to operate the building as a
popular priced hotel.
Dispute With Allies
To Await Results
Washington, May 12. (D. P.) Sec
retary Lansing mads- it clear today
that he would take no step in the
British-American dispute until Ger
many demonstrates that she is not
making her submarine pledges condi
tional on the course of the United
States with regard to Oreat Britain.
He did not say how long he wouW
wait to determine whether Germany
Intends to adhere to her promises.
Ambassador Gerard waa directed to
day to report on what punishment had
been' administered by the German gov
ernment to the commander of the sub
marine that attacked the channel
packet Sussex. Any inquiry he makes
In that connection will be informal.
Wants Committee 7
To Work in Open
Washington. May 12. TJ. P.) Sen
ator Kenyon today Introduced a resolu
tion suggesting that the senata Judl
clary committee consider; senate busi
ness in the open, with tha exception of
International affairs. 'lMt ycatr , a
similar measure failed of adoption by
a aingle vote. j
Curzon to Head Aviation.
London. May 11. (I. N. 8 ) Tha
Dally Telegraph says it learns that the
government will announce Tuesday its
decision to create a ministry of avia
tion neaaea by tari lursoo. or Ktaia
REBEL GENERAL
AND ASSISTANT
SHOT IN DUBLIN
James Connolly, Commander
in Chief of Irish Republican
Army, and S. McDiarmad,
Rebel Leader, Executed.
ASQUITH ARRIVES AND
HALTS COURTMARTfALS
British Premier Approves of
Executions of Signers of
Proclamation.
Xrublln, Kay 13 (X. K. S.) Offi
cial announcement of tha execution of
Jamas Connolly and . XcDiarmad for
participation In the" recent Xrlsa re
volt was made nora tola afternoon.
Connolly was commander-in-chief of
the revolutionary forces. McDiarmad
also was on of tha leaders In tha
movement.
The two were convicted by a court
martial on Tuesday. ' General Sir John
Maxwell approved the sentences.
afcDlarmad's execution leaves only
Samoa Ceannt of tha seven signers
alive. The others have aU been ahot.
ASQUITH STOPS
REBEL'S TRIALS
FOR REBELLION
Washington. May 12. (TJ. P.)
Representative Dyer Introduced "a
resolution in the house today asking
congress to formally denounce the
execution of the Irish rebel leaders.
Dyer asked tha house to "express
tha horror of tha American people of
the summary executions by His Brit
tanio Majesty's government of Irish
patriots who followed the inspiration
of tha .American revolution, who. dedi
cating themselves to their country's
cause, attempted as . an organized
force, under the forma of war W
erect a republic"
London, May 12. (TJ. Vf) Premier
Asquith, upon arriving today in Dub
lin to take charge of a situation which
Is admittedly growing more serious.
Immediately ordered postponement of
court-martials of rebel leaders pending
tne outcome of bis conference with of-
facials.
He met General Sir John Maxwell.
officers of the British army and civil
authorities, and urged Maxwell to
speedily inquire into the shooting of
Kditoc Skerrington without trial, which
act aroused Ireland's deepest indigna
tion.
Several thousand messages protest
ing against further executions of rebel
leaders have reached Asquith. Many
urged the government not to scatter
the sparks of a new revolt by severe
repressive measures.
While agreeing with critics of the
government's policy that the killing
of Skefflngton was atrocious, Asquith
approves the xecution' of the 14
rebel leadeis who havo faced firing
squads. He intimated that S. Mc
Diarmad and Fiamon Ceaunt. both of
(Concluded on Pace TwelT-. Column Two)
Child Is Enriched
By J. D. Rockefeller
Xlttla Q lrl Who Has Savings Bank Zs
Given Six Cents by Richest Man la
World While on Motor Trip.
New York, May 12. (I. N. 8.) A
large gray touring car stopped at the
Ferry house at Perth Amboy today.
In it were three men and two women.
They were waiting for the Stater.
Island ferry boat. A pink frocked.
curly haired youngster stood by the
car and eyed it in wonderment. Shyly
she put her hand on the dust covered
mud guards. A' man, tall and browned,
stood In the tonneau, and smiling,
leaned toward, the little girl.
"Have you & savings bank?" he
asked.
The curly headed little one nodded.
Drawing his hand from his pocket
he handed the child six cents. Elated
she hurried off to deposit the for
tune.
The man was John D. Rockefeller.
H. L. Oorbett Heads
Development Bureau
Bow Chairman) Succeeds C. C. Chap
man, Whose Verm Had Expired
Other Members of Committee HamxL
H. 1 Corbett' has been made chair
man of the Otregon development bu
reau of the Chamber of Commerce, to
succeed C. C. Chapman, whose term
has expired. The other membeis of
the managing committee of this bu
reau. announced today, are: John E.
Cronan and Emery Olmstead. direc
tors, and Edward Cooking-ham. W. P.
Dickey, Frank "W. Robinson and Whit
ney L. Boise.
The managing committee Is com
posed of the three directors and four
general members, the latter appointed
by tha former. Tha committee will
serve one year.
- Germany to Seize All Freighters.
Stockholm. May 12. (I. N. S.
(Via London) It is reported here
that Germany wUl 'seise all Ger
man freight vessels in home ports on
June t. The purpose of. the contem
PORTLAND YESTERDAY SAID GOOD-BYE to the Twenty-first Inf entry. A tram of 21
cars carried the remaining five companies of the regiment away from the post at Van
, couver for Mexican border service. "Where you-all goin'?" asked a colored porter. fl doan
zactly know" replied a troop train porter, bat it's souf. Florida, I guess' Arizona is the des
tination, however, the" four companies of the Second battalion to Nogales and Company C of the
First battalion to Yuma. The rest of-the battalion now stationed at San Diego will join Com
pany C there. Yuma will be regimental headquarters, with Colonel Francis H. French in com
mand. The big train carried 375 men, 17 of f icers, horses and mules, and wagons.
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NO WARNING IS GIVEN PlifWrS
TO AUSTRIAN STEAMER, U, '
Dubrovnik Alleged to Have
Been an Unarmed Passen
ger Boat Plying in Adriatic.
Berlin (Via Wireless to BayVIlla),
May-, N.aV)--Th-Ttotro-JJan
garian passenger steamship Dubrovnik
haa been torpedoed in the Adriatic aea,
according to official announcement here
today. The Dubrovnik was unarmed
and was sunk without warning.
Maritime records ehow there are two
vessels named Dubrovnik. The vessel
torpedoed Is believed to register 481
tons and to hall from Ragusa. The
larger Dubrovnik is at Constantinople.
Recent reports from Paris and Rome
stated French submarines were oper
ating In the Adriatic sea.
Rome yesterday announced that an
Austrian munition transport had been
submarined. Possibly the Austrlans
declared the same vessel to be a Uner.
The Dubrovnik was of 4238 tons.
One Day's Debate
For 0. & C. Grant
Washington, May 12. (WASHING
TON BUREAU OF THE JOURNAL.)
At conferences between Speaker Clark
and Congressmen Kltchln, Mann and
Ferris, the latter chairman of the
public lands committee, it was decided
that the Chamberlain land grant bill
shall be given one day's debate. It is
expected that the Chamberlain bill will
follow the shipping bill of Thursday
unless crowed aside for a day or so by
appropriation measures.
Revolution in Lisbon
Report From Spain
Troops Have Mutinied Is Word Prom
Granada by Wireless to Berlin and
Have Set Arsenal Afire.
Berlin, May 12. (U. P.) (By wire
less via Sayville, L. I.) A revolution
has broken out In Lisbon, according to
reports from Granada, Spain, by wire
less today. Troops were said to have
mutinied and set the arsenal afire.
Gasoline Prices Manipulated.
Washington, May 12. (U. P.) The
federal trade commission following its
investigation will report that there
has been ' artificial manipulation of
gasoline prices, it waa said today. The
commission has been hearing evidence
recently.
Sawmill for Sale '
Money-Making Swap
People read newspapers to lea-n.
the latest happenings. Your
Want Ad in The Journal may be
a piece of business news for
which prospective purchasers
await. See pages .
Business Opportunities 80
FOR SALE One sawmill and 20,
000.000 feet of timber.
Pnralahod Booms 70
FURNISHED room, clean,
carline. $4 per month. .
near
Swap Column 25
$40 C&tavas glove dies and block.
complete. Big money made. '
What have you?
The average daily circulation of
The Journal in Portland and its
trading radius exceeds the morn
ing paper by several thousands
and is practically ' 60 per cent
'greater than its' nearest afternoon
contemporary, . , -.
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FRENCH
DENY
HAVING
EVACUATION
OF FORTS 'AT VERDUN
Germans Announce Storming
and Capture of Several
Lines of British Trenches,
Berlin, May 12. (TJ. P.) Germans
stormed and captured several British
lines southeast of the Hohenzollern re-
doubt, it was officially announced to -
The Germans captured 127 British
and several machine guns. A coun
ter ; attack was repulsed.
Paris, May 12. (U. P.) Two heavy
Herman nttnr-kii almlncr n f rr-rtnr
of Wednesday's French gains on the
western slope of Dead man's MIL have
been repulsed, tha war office announced
today. Near Avocourt wood and In the
regions of Douaumontf and Vaux there
was .heavy cannonading all night, but
the infantrymen kept in their trenches.
It waa officially -denied that the
French had once contemplated retiring
from forts northeast of Verdun.
"On the contrary," said the com
munique, "February 23, two days after
the battle opened. General Decary or
dered every point on the right bank of
the Meuse held at all costs.
"On the evening of the 24 th General
Joffre ordered the commanders to 'hold
the front between the Meuse and
Woevre with every means at your com
mand. .
"On the evening of the 25th General
Joffre, sending General Petaln to take
command, reiterated 1 ordered the
right bank of the river to Verdun held.
Every commander who orders a retreat
will ; be courtmartialed.' "
to
Make FundLvailable
Washington, May 12. tt. N. S.)-
Secretary McAdoo has asked congress
to make available for next year any
unexpended balance of the 17,000,08
appropriation fcnada -t wo years ago to
defray expenses Incurred by the United
States in caring for the interests of
belligerent nations .and their citizens
In the enemy capitals. . " ' . "
PLANNED
0) (L i-
PROHIBITION LAW IS
OBSERVED BY
'Grand Jury Finds Local Plants
Are Living Up to Letter of
the Law,
No real beer has been manufactured
In Multnomah county'' since January 1.
The prohibition law in thia regard has
' vl01ated. Rep0rt8 t0 tbe eo,.
traryiare without foundation.
This is the substance of a special
report returned by the Multnomah
county grand Jury at 1 o'clock this aft
ernoon. The report was , received by
Judge Kavacaugh.
The investigation was made by the
grand) jury, the report states, as the
refiult of District Attorney Evans call
ing attention to rumors being clrculat-
led to the effect that intoxicating Itq
i uors were being manufactured in this
(Concluded on Pace Two. Column Six)
Manufactories on
The , Lesser Scale
I Worthy of Honor
$ !In the apportionment of
tt honors, .the small establish-
j intent Is entitled to as high a
moral Valuation as the largest, ifr
t actuated by the spirit of the
real worker; which is to say, 4t
the real producer. Read, then
. and profit by the reading
about a trio of smalt estab-'
llshroents, on Tha Journal's 4C
editorial page today, undes the
title "Nothing the Matter With
if, Portland."- These exemplify -
it those elements which enter into
the developing of ground floor
it propositions, many of which
tt have already been exhibited tat
It The journals maustnai artl-
ctea, to the vast enlightenment s
t and encouragement of the peo-; y
-Aple of Portland themselves, to
4a say netnmg or xne journal s
xquitltude t disunt readers, m
BEING
PORTLAND
BREWERS
Hindu Rebel
Once Student
atOregonA.C.
S. Lall Reported to Have Been
Executed With Others for At
tempted Revolt in India.
San Francisco. Cal.. May 12. (U. P.)
News of more executions of Indian
rbl h the British was announced
here today by Ram Chandra, editor of
a Hindu revolutionary paper, ne aaia
that Vishnu Ganesh Plngle, formei
student of the University of Wasnlng
ton. Seattle, and S. Lall, formerly of
the Oregon Agricultural college at Cor-
vallis, Or., had been hanged for rebeis
s-, i i i . .. . i rrT1 ... r"ftf.
vamsoV. May 12.-S . Lomer
Hinau student at u. a. v,., was i Bar
tered aa a "special" in 1913-14 irom
St John college. Agra, India. In De
ccmber, 1914, he applied for a tran
script of Jils college records, renewing
the reauest in December. 1915, evi
dently with the intention of entering
the William Warren school. Palo Alto,
Cal. His records show good conduct
but scholarship slightly under the
average, fci. A. Howeii, secretary oi
tha college Y. M. C A., saya tnat so
fsr as ha knew Lall was a quiet.
cheerful, gentlemanly fellow.
Seattle Student an Agitator.
Seattle. Wash.. May 12. Informa
tion regarding Vistnu Plngley, 24 years
of age, a mechanical engineer who
spent one year in college in 1913-14 is
that he prepared at Lincoln high
school. Seattle and registered from
Talegoan, India, and was always an
agitator around college. When a
freshman be tried to sue the class
over class fights. In the fights he
was tied in a soap factory for 12
hours. Ha waa a member of the Cos
mopolitan clubhand Hlndostan cluo,
and waa a poor student
JITNEY DRIVER QUITS
E
Man Tells Court He Has Sold
Car; Surrenders Badge; Is
Fined $5 by Judge,
Although H. Jacobson. Jitney driver,
of 39 Carrutbers street, purchased a
new automobile yesterday, be was
enthusiastically In favor of selling
tha machine and surrendering his
Jitney license to keep from going to
Jail thia morning when convicted in
municipal court of reckless driving.
Jacobson and A, Llschlnskey of
284 Lincoln street, were arrested by
H. P. Coffin at Third and Stark
streets last night. Tha two machines
were racing up Third street and j
Jacobson was on the left hand Side,
Jockeying to pass his rival.
"Didn t you promise tr.e you would
go to Jail next time you were brought
In 7" asked Judge Langguth.
"1 -did that, your honor," Jacobson
burst forth, "but I've quit the busi
ness. Here's my badge. Take it I
don't want it I aold my car this i
morning, and X am out of the Jitney
business."
Taorw?!Ja
to go out of business, I'll only fine
you 95, but Llschlnsky'a fine will be
110."
LIschlnsky then declared: "My God,
judge, if I'd a'known thia I would
have quit the business too.'
After the trial Jacobson walked
over to II. P. Coffin, aaylng.
"Cann you let mo have that badge
Just today T' m
The request was refused and
the
badge waa sent to Secretary of State
Olcott with a request for its cancella-
tion.
With it Coffin requeated that the
chauffeur'a license of M. Pearlman
be cancelled. .Pearlman waa convicted
five time, of traffic violations, and
on the sixth arreat on a charge ot
speeding, ha left the city for parte vn-
known
Deny France Most
Opposed to Peace
Washlagtoa Embassy Olsenssea Xeome
Dispatch aerman Embassy Open In I
Talk on WUHngaass for reace.
Washington, May. 12. (U. P.-
Commenting on the United Press dls
patch from Rome yesterday, declaring
that France was believed more opposed
to peace than the other entente allies,
the French embassy said today that
France was no more against peace than
her allies.
France la still one for all and alii
for one," declared theembassy.
The German embassy makes no e
mm
ARREST
ON SPEEDING CHARG
cret oi uermany a willingness o laixiiy an noneat oiixcrncs oi opinion.
peace. Attacnea sata tnat tne terms
would be the sanre as Imperial Chan-
cellor von Bethmann-Hollweg named In
his reicnstag apeecn.
With regard to tha peace paragraphs
in Germany s last submarine note, an
embassy official said: "That sugges-i
ton is a plain declaration of hope that
fth. TTnltjwl fit a f a mav 1r tn Hrinarl
about peace."
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Mutiny Breaks Out
On ItcMattlesHp
Tares Xnadred Bailors Deserted Teg.
- sel at BaUvU and Paraded nborVs
Streets; Sixty Were rnnlsnsa.
Amsterdam. May 12-(I, Jsf.. 8.)
CVla London )Mutiny has broken out
nn board a Dutch hattieahin t t..
according to dispatches from Batavla
to tha "Telegraaf," ; Three : hundred
sailors deserted the shin anil naraAan
stf-the streets of Weltervereden, a suburb
of Batavla, Tbe soldiers of the gar
rison captured 0 of the mutineers,
who were punished. - ' .
SECRET CIRCLE
OF OBEGOltl
FIXES PAVING
Threatens Lightner That Un
less He Changes Ypteas
Demanded Paper Will Not
Support Him for Reelection
QSKAR RUBER GIVEN
POWELL VALLEY WORK
Grand Jury Hears. Amazing
Story of Invisible Govern
ment's Control. I
The Secret Circle of the Oregonlan v '
decided that the Powell Valley road
should be paved with bitullthlo after
the county commissioners had voted to
pave it with concrete. The contract
for the work was diverted from tha;
firm of Montague-O'Reilly to Oskar
Huber, who is a client of Dan J. Ma
larkey, close to the bosom of the In
visible Government of Portland. Tha
switch was made in the office of the
Oregonlan. according to U-s,tlmony giv
en before, the recent grand Jury and
admitted by W. L. Lightner, whose vote
as county commissioner changed tha
result. l
The story told the grand Juhy is sub
stantially to the effect that the county
commissioners had held a meeting; at 1
which the question of paving different
roads in Multnomah county wsa din-
cussed, and the use of different kinds
of pavement on certain roads deter
mined upon. The commissioners de
cided that the Powell Valley . road
should be paved with concrete' pave
ment Commissioner Liirhtner insisted'
that the Towel! Valley road should- be
finished with concrete. Jt was so de
cided, and the meeting wee adjourned.
After tha meeting Commissioner .
Lightner was called to the office ot
tha Oregonlan and told that it was de
sired to have tha Powell Valley ; road
paved with bitullthlo pavement, and to
have Oskar Huber given tha contract '
for tha work. l ,1
Lightner demurred because the board
at county commissioners had alraady ,
decided tha question, and because ' he
believed in and avrdthe action aU
I ready taken. The evidence before tha
grand jury shows that Lightner was
told that If ha did not consent to the
u of bitullthlc and to tha award of
the contract to Hober, the Oregonlan-
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BRANDEIS RETAINED
E
HE 'LEANS BACKWARD'
.Head of Tobacco
Company, Regarded Him
as Hardest Man to Get1 By, ;
Washington, May 12. fj. N. S.J '
The senate Judiciary committee closed
hearings on Iouls I) Brandels' ap"
polntment to the supreme court today :
I after Chairman Harlan, of the Inter
I state Commerce commission had given
I Brandels a "clean bill of health."
I Harlan testified that during the rata
I cases Brandels served the public ln-
terest in creditable manner.
w'miiin.fnn mTTT? itt t r."
tWgh beVore' "JSM.
tee nVMtlgatlng the qualifications of
lMvltt D Brandels as Justice of tha
United States supreme court, Louis
Liggett of Boston declared today that
he employed Brandels to say whether
the proposed merger of the United:
Cigar Stores and the niker-Hegemart
drug stores was legal because Bran
dels was known to "'lean backward" rn
favoring the enforcement of anti-trust
laws. '
We thought that If we coold get
by him we could get by anyone," said
Liggett's attorney, F. B. Snow. Bran.'
dels, they asserted, told them that tha
- 1 proposed merger
was lawful. Tha
forces opposing the confirmation of
Brandels' nomination called I Liggett
land Snow to show that Brandels was;
lout of sympathy with the anti-trust
act and that he approved combines
which the government believes illegal,
Federal District Attorney George
I Anderson testified that he thought the
- l merger illegal, but said this wa mere '
I Liggett said that tne department or
Justice was still suspicious that the
I merger might harm competitors If it
I wished to do so. and that it was in
I violation ot the trust law, although nd
suit had been filed.
t The merger was completed.
$ Dies Unexpectedly
Word JUcelved la Caioasw of Faasiag .
of William A. Oardaer, Head of CM-
eage awwwiw.
Chicago. May 12. a. N. S
Ham A. Gardner, president of the Chi
eago ft Northwestern railway, and one
I the best known railroad of ficlala 1n
1 the United States, died at lila summer
I home In Ostervllle, Masa, last BlghU
..xnrilinr to m ilisoatch received Mn
.XalvaSu .UI. UWAiCA mmm wt
Old. ' --... " . '
, Details of his death- were not' re.
celved in Chicago. It had not: been
reported even that b was ULv,,,
MERGER
BECAUS
plated action la not disclosed. ; .
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