Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, October 12, 1911, Image 1

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Breakfast Was the Starter, at Which thePresident Was De
lightfully Jolly and Entertaining Tables Were Beautifully
Decorated by Mrs. Savage and the Committee in Charge
Governor West Rode With President and Did the Honors
for the State Program Carried Out Without a Hitch
President Is Delighted.
The Taft reception began with
strangling bunches of citizens stop
ping on Commercial street where the
Taft Presidential special train was
backed down on Trade street. Early
In the morning, soon after seven, the
curious began to loiter around. All
were met on approaching the rear
of the observation car by secret ser
Ich men who pleasantly interrogat
M every visitor, and kept them at a
safe distance. At eigtit the Salem
reception committee went down from
the .Marion hotel to personally escort
the president from his car to the
breakfast, which was served at 8:20
in the hotel dining room. One of the
first to appear on the platform of the
observation car was the veteran
Portland newspaper man, Henry L.
Pittock, who had spent the night on
the train with the president. Then
came .Major Butte, the chief military
attache of the president, and then
came the president, who was greeted
with applause from those assembled.
The Breakfast Table.
With a back ground of the national
colors, and a beautiful screen of vine
maple in autumn colors, with sprays
of the wild sweet briar, or eglantine,
with a table covered with Caroline
Testout roses, and an extra fine bou
quet from the ladies' committee, the
president sat down to the most ele
gant breakfast ever served in this
city. There were no drinks served
but Ire water and coffee the bracing
morning air with a slight fog for a
beaker, was enough to stimulate
anyone without the traditional cock
tail. On the president's right sat
Governor West, on his left Mayor
Lachiuund. ThPn came the other of
ficials as published in The" Capital
Journal Wednesday. Many of the
president's party did not get to the
breakfast and Mayor Geo. F. Rodgers
was absent. Major Butt absented
himself as soon, as all were seated.
Tlie breakfast was attended by 24
pprsuns besides the president.
The Decorations.
Assisted by the local ' committee
who supplied the flowers, Mrs. Sav
age and her force of assistants did a
handsome thing In the nvay they had
decorated the tables. ' 'Inhere were
pink Testout roses everywhere, and
the table was Inlaid with a border
very artistically arranged of white
and purple dahlias, cut this morn
ing from the grand collection at the
'air grounds, planted by the Rout
ledge Company, of Portland. There
was a screen of palms, and great
jardinieres of scarlet salvia set In
rows from the entrance on Commer
cial street to the dining room. The
snowy linen, the glistening silver and
tut glass, the great pyramid of Ore
gon fruits almost hiding Taft's face
and broad smile, the swift and silent
service by the trained dining room
force, under the direction' of Major
Domo Williams, who handled the
President s coat and Bilk hat, all
niade Salemltes glad that they had
such a fine place to receive the presi
dent and that the Marion hotel had
an up-to-date management who un
derstood perfectly what to do and
now to provide for such an occasion.
Breakfast Informalities.
The president was In his happiest
mood. He smiles that broad world
embracing smile. He told stories of
w he put it over this senator and
that senator on reciprocity and one
wing and another. He told a nura
feer of good stories, all clean, whole
me and to the point that kept the
jD' in smiles and laughter. The
breakfast was served promptly and
Without a hitch, and at 9:00 a. m
Mayor I.achmund arose and as toast
waster, in one of his characteristic
sperh. s introduced the president, who
responded with cheery words of
sreetinL; to the people of Salem. He
aid he had heard some big stories
lout Oregon products, and all na
ture s. emed determined here to out
o all the rest of the world. He had
shown oats that went 175 bush
es to the acre. If this kept up. the
ext time he came, he would expect
near of oats going 300 bushels to
a'-re. He was heartily applauded.
ome Personalities.
At 9 30 the prfrade left the Marion
hotel, each car filling according to
program. There was a little tug of
war as to who should sit with the
president. Congressman Hawley or
Governor West. It was finally de
cided In favor of the governor. At
the breakfast table some one spoke
of the possibility of Governor West,
of Oregon being In the race with
President Taft as opposing candi
date. Governor West is to have his
picture and speech introducing Eva
Booth, the Salvation Army leader, In
the next issue of the Warcry, with
his saying that he would rather have
his daughter become a Salvation
Army lassie than occupy the proudest
throne in the world as queen. This
will make him a national figure as
the best governor In the United
States In the minds of a class who
cannot be reached by any other poli
tician. President Taft spoke up at
once as having met Eva Booth in
Washington, and that he considered
her one of the grandest women In the
world. Honors were even, and the
guests at the table realized that they
were sitting in the presence of two
of the greatest politicians , in the
Parade Held Up.
On State street a mob of Willam
ette University students held , up the
parade with the university yell
"Rah! Rah! Rah! Taft." The
president halted the parade and as he
arose, the crowd of college boys and
girls cheered him over and over.
The president made a short talk and
advised the boys and girls to study
the science of government and thus
be able to meet any of the exigen
cies of popular government. The
halt of two minutes, which was
punctuated with cheers and three
cheers at his departure, gave the
Grand Army of the Republic an op
portunity to catch up with the par
ade of automobiles. The old veter
ans plodded along, carrying their de
partment flag and the national colors,
but no further attention was paid to
them. They wheeled about and
stacked colors on the court house
square in front of the speaking stand.
and the president there gave them a
graceful recognition.
Line of March.
This was carried out as planned.
From the hotel up Commercial to
State, up State to Waverly, North on
Waverly to Court, west on Court to
Liberty, north on Liberty to Center,
west on Center to Commercial, south
on Commercial to State, east on State
to the court house square. The re
view of the school children of the
city took place on Court street on the
postoffice square. The hundreds of
children yelled themselves hoarse as
the president drew up and thousands
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Seven year old Harold Percy, the
only son of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Per
cy, who reside about three miles
south of the city, lies cold in death
on a slab at the Lehman & Hough
Undertaking morgue today as a re
sult of Injuries sustained from a fall
last evening.
Tho hnv when the mother went to
the barn in the evening to milk the
cows, accomn.anied her. hlle she
in milkine. he climbed upon a
board stretched across the celling
joists of the barn. In some manner
he fell, striking his head on some
poles lying on the floor. When
picked up, he was unconscious but
he revived long enough to tell the
mother of the accident, when he
lapsed Into a coma again, and before
a physician could reach his side, he
was dead.
The funeral announcement will be
made later.
The Trusts Weaken.
Toledo, O., Oct. 12. The
General Electric company (the
trust and 35 other electrical
supply companies appeared here
In the United States court today
and withdrew their answers to
the government's suit alleging
they were an illegal combina-
tion. They threw themselves
on the mercy of the court.
Judge KUllts held that acts
of the defendants were Illegal
and ordered the General Electric
company and Its subsld'ary com- '
panies to dissolve. He also
laid down rules for the future
conduct of the companies.
Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 12. With
eight indictments returned for al
leged Irregularities in the last cen
sus, whereby Tacoma's figures were
cut from 116,000 to 83,743 and one
enumerator was caught In the net,
the matter of returning a false
count has become serious.
Guy E. Kelly Indicted on two
' counts, denies knowledge of any
' fraud in the count. W, A. McKenzie,
special agent of the government, and
connected with the census bureau
for 11 years, Is expected to be arrest
ed today. It Is not made public what
j the charge against him Is.
I Stacy Corwin, clerk for Kelly, and
the third man known to be Involved,
' left the country shortly after the
charges of census padding were
made, and is believed to be now In
New Zealand. Both Corwin and Kel
ly have been active in county poll
tics. It is believed that the enumerators
who were Indicted last summer, will
not be prosecuted If they give evi
dence against the alleged "higher
ALLY. San Francisco, Oct. 12. Strike con
dition on the Harrlman lines in the
west constituted the basis of Secre
tary Scott's report to the meeting of
the shopmen's federation here today.
A lengthy report on Wyoming and
Nebraska condition was received,
showing that engines are breaking
down, the shops are depleted of a
sufficient working force and that
many of the company foremen and
superintendents of motive power are
ioing the working of the striker.
Laramie, Wyo., reports seven en
gines dead within the last 24 hours
and all passenger trains from two to
five hours late.
Reports were received from Mil
ford that two limited trains are to be
discontinued owing to the strike and'
the lack of men to . repair rolling
Fresno reports that all trains are
late and that no work is being done
by the strikebreakers.
Mojave reports all trains late 'and
that the company, seeing that physi
cal violence will not accomplish the
strike, is reducing its Plnkerton
A belated report from Houston,
Texas, Is to the effect that every man
on the Atlantic system struck, with
the exception of two men.
Sparks, Nevada, reports six strike
breakers at work and that one of
them was Injured while repairing a
disabled engine. Sixteen engines are
dead that division point
Sacramento and Los Angeles re
ported no change In the situation.
The Tillamook road will begin run
ning regular trains, both passenger
and freight, November 1.
AD Fill LI
Just Easy Money.
Milwaukee, Wis.. Oct. 12.
Little testimony was given In
the investigation into the al-
leged Illegal election of United
States Senator Isaac Stephen-
son, of Milwaukee, by the Hey-
burn senatorial committee here
today, and the session was one
of the quietest since the i lives-
tigation started two weeks ago.
George Condon, of La Crosse,
federal district attorney of the
western division,' testified that
E. A. Edmonds, campaign man-
ager for Stephenson, gave him
$1800 which he. spent for gen-
eral campaign work in Stephen-
son's behalf: Edmonds had
never asked him for an account-
lng. Gordon testified that out-
of this sum he paid two news-
papers $800 for extr.i news-
papers, 4.
McNamara Trial Is for the Pur
pose of Bringing Union La
bor Into Disrepute and to
Prove It Anarchistic.
Prosecution Admits That J. 15. Mc
Xainara Was Not in Los Angeles,
But Sets I'p There Was a Con
spiracy to Use Dynamite in Kn.
forcing Demand) of Union Labor I
And tlie Act f Each Was There
fore the Act of All,
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 12. Well
satisfied with the position taken by
Judge Bordwell thnt veniremen may
be questioned regarding their preju
dice either against labor unions as
a body or membership in such, attor
neys for James B. McNamara spent
today framing questions which would
be comprehensive and also come
within the order of the court. They
agreed that under the ruling made It
would be possible to get at the feel
ing of veniremen, so far as organized
labor Is concerned, and this will aid
In safeguarding peremptory chal
lenges and in securing the excuse of
obnoxious candidates for jury duty
for "cause.''
There was no session of court to
day becasue It was a legal holiday
but both prosecution and defense
busied themselves scanning venire
listg and looking up the code pro
visions to fortify themselves for the
struggle which will be resumed to
morrow. The fact that both sides clashed
over the Interpretation of th law
within five minutes of the opening
of the examination of the first ven
ireman showed the intensity of 'he
feeling existing. It is certain that
no point will be gained In the strug
gle for position without a fight.
The 11 prospective veniremen
who occupy seats in the jury box
passed a quiet day. They were held
In their quarters in the court house
most of the day, although given rea
sonable opportunity for needed exer
cise. Up at Attorney Frederick's office
there was no concealment of the
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respondent over domestic troubles
C. W. Knower. attempted to com
mit suicide in his room at the Keith
hotel last night, by shooting him
self. The proprietor of the hotel yester
day observed that Knower'g action
were peculiar. About midnight his
w'fe heurd a strange noise In Know
er's room, and called the attention of
her husband to I'. As he started for
the jora a shot was h--aM, and when
he entered he found Knower 'ylng
on the floor. An examination showed
that be had attempted to take big life
by firing a revolver bullet into hla
forehead, but the bullet glanced up
wards Inflicting but a flesh wound.
Stand by Woman.
Tacoma, Oct. 12. "Fire the
man and keep the woman."
This is organized labor's mes-
sage to Governor Hay by wire
from all over the state today,
following the Information thnt
Mrs, Blanche Mason, deputy
state labor commissioner, was
to be removed.
Hay says that there has been
friction between Mrs. Mason and
Chief Commissioner Hubbard,
and he has to choose between
them. The labor people are
unanimous for the woman.
Mrs. Mason has been active In
enforcing the eight-hour wo-
men's day law and factory reg-
illation j. , ,
Portland, Or., Oct. 12. Declaring
that insurgency was a partisan
movement Inside the Republican par
ty "to force fighting of real issues,
instead of sham battles," Congress
man Victor Murdock, of Kansas, ar
rived In Portland today close on the
heels of President Taft, the repre
sentative of the party, against which
Murdock Is declaring wiT-
Predicting the rnpld spread of the
progressive movement, Murdock said
he believed that the two great pur
ties would hold their last national
convention In 1912, and that there
after presidential candidates would
be nominated dlrocf by the people
through the direct presidential prim
ary law, which is already operative
In Oregon and four other states,
Murdock Bald the overwhelming
vote for the initiative, referendum
and recall In California Tuesday was
California's answer Jo "big busi
ness' '' cry for peace.
The comet "Suffragette", whose
coming has been advertised for some
time, got in ahead of schedule lust
night, and astonished Snlemites by
displaying a head like a presidential
candidate and a tail like the latest
fashions 'In skirts with the hobbles
cut loose and the flap attached. It
showed up In the western sky like
a good deed in a naughty world, de
cidedly luminous. It does not ad
vertise in the Journal, but is due this
evening, but will not show unless the
cloud curtain lifts. There will be no
change of costume, no tights, no high
kicking, but you can Bit out any old
place and watch It free and tlie fat
test persons can have the best seats.
It will be on tap for several nights,
but is only on a reciprocity explain
ing swing around the circle, and will
not make any speeches.
Take a look at It at the Journal's
expense tonight, or any time you can.
Frisco Will Light Up.
San Francisco, Oct. 12.
Franclsco will be "sltt'ng up
President Taft when he arrives at
6:30 Friday evening. According to
the plans of the reception committee
today, the city will break into a
blaze of light promptly at 6 o'clock,
while the President Is crossing the
bay from Oakland.
Mil) Kiilsr Wiley.
Washington, Oft. 12 Dr. Harvey
W. Wiley, the pure food man, Is
slated for a distinguished position In
the United States cabinet, according
to a report here today that If a de
partment of public health Is created
by congress at Its next session, Dr.
Wiley will be placed at lis head.
Tiiromn r T11I1011111.
North Yakima. Wash., Oct. 12
Following up the suggestion of Pres
ident Taft that the 30 years' quarrel
between Taeonia and Seattle as to
the name of the big mountain which
confronts both cities should be set
tled by calling It Mt. Tacoma or at
least Tahoiua, In place of Rainier,
the North Yakima Commercial Club
In record today as favoring the old
Indian name.
Journal Want Ads Bring Results
Beginning October 4, Storm C ut Off All Comunication Next
Morning Came a Cloudburst After eBing Flooded Seven
Hours Waters Receded From the City Only to Be Followed
By Torrential Rains Lasting Three Days and Completing
the Work or Destruction Loss Will Run Into Millions,
Mexico City, Oct. 12. Stricken
by a Hurricane, tidal wave and
cloudburst, all at the same time, the
port wf Guaymns Is devastntod. Fifty
bflxlfej have been recovered, and It is
reported thnt hundreds of Mexicans
of the lower classes perished. Many
Americans lived In Gunymas and
adjacent towns, and nothing has
been henrd from them.
All of tho wharves have been
wiped out, 27 vessels of various sorts
are wrecked, high on the shore back
of the city, and it Is estimated that
probably millions t dollars' worth
of property has been destroyed along
the 100-mile strip of coast from
Guaymas to Medina, In the state of
Beginning October 4, the storm
cut off nil outsldo communication.
Th following morning came the
tidal wave and tho cloudburst, bury
ing Gunymas ami Orilz. After
seven hour8 tho waters receded, only
to come ngaln In the form of a hur
ricane and a torrential rnln, which
lasted for thre ednys, and finished the
work of destruction.
The Hood destroyed towns on the
eastern shore of the Gulf of Califor
nia, Guayamas, Alataba, Toepol llam
po were also terribly damaged by the
same wave, which was the result of
an earthquake. The hurricane suc
ceeding the wave lasted five days,
cutting off communication so that no
details of the frightful disaster ar
rived until word was received from
the governor of Hermosillo, In Son
ora, today, asking for provisions,
tents and clothing-
The governor's despatch states that
from 300 to 1)00 perished In the tidal
wave and -hurricane. It Is Impossible
to estimate the damage In property.
Ships, hoiiHRR and other buildings
were swept far Inland In tlie swirl
and many of them were deposited
miles Inland on the sand dunes.
In the wild confusion of tho sea's
Inrush scores of men and women
were drowned In their beds, while
others were crushed under the fallen
wreckage. Men fought desperately
for pieces of wrecked buildings to
enable them to keep" their heads
above the swirling waters. Many of
thfte who eBcnped drowning In the
first sweep of the wave, were washed
Into the gulf as It receded and de
voured by sharks which Infest those
The harbors of every one of the
ruined towns wns swept clean of
Seventeen vessels in the harbor of
Guaymas alone were destroyed by the
flood, and their wrecked hulks today
are piled along the shore and on tlie
sand dunes of the Interior.
Heart rending talcs of the disaster
are told by the survivors, scores
upon scores of whom, the governor
telegraphs from Hermosillo, sus
tained broken arms and legs when
Portland. Or , (Jet. 12 A sensation
was created among the police here
today when It became known that
Patrolman P. ('. Anderson bad picked
up a loaded automatic revolver In
front of the private entrance of tlie
Armory a few minutes before Presi
dent Taft left the luill to attend the
reception at the Knights of Colum
bus Hall.
It was through this entrance that
President Taft entered and left the
building. A large crowd was collect
ed In front of the building.
Anderson found the weapon lying
near the sidewalk win-re It hnd evi
dently been accidentally dropped. He
slipped tlie revolver Into his pocket
and Immediately reported to his su
periors. After the discovery of the
gun, extra precautions were taken by
the police in guarding the person of
the president.
their houses 'went down like card
board before the rush of the water.
Lack of food and shelter are creat
ing dire distress among the survivors
of the disaster.
Famine is already beginning to
show its hend, and unless supplies
and medical aid are at once received,
tho list of dead, already many hun
dreds long, will be Increased to thou
sands. o .
License Held Kxorlillnnt.
Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 12 By a de
cision yesterday by Federal Judge
Hanford, tho merchants using green
trudlng stamps nre relieved from the
payment of the $100 license fee lev
ied by tho city.
Judge Hanford sustained the trad
ing stamps concerns' contention that .
the foe was exorbitant and confisca
tory. o
Celebrate In Tiicomu.
Tacoma. Wash., Oct. 12 Celebrat
ing the first Columbus day In tha
state, the Knights of Columbus and
the Italian societies are to hold a big
celebration at tho high achool to
night. The banks and postoffice are
closed today.
Governor Hay and others will
spenk at tonight's celebration.
San Francisco,
Mian 300 preclnc
ts to hear from the
woman suffrage was
o'cloc ktoday from
majority against
reduced at 11
808 to 112. The
that the districts
re Ik hardly a doubt
will provide enough
alllrmatlve votes
mem with a niaj
lorlty of about 2000,
perhaps bolter,
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Washington, Oct. la. Senator La
Follette, of Wisconsin, It was learned
here today, will spend most of the
month of November on a speaking
tour, which will embrace 11 or 12
states. Ohio Is not included In the
itinerary, that state being reserved
for the Christmas recess.
The states Included are Michigan,
Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Oklaho
ma, Kansus, Nebraska, North Dakota,
South Dakota, Minnesota.
La Follette said he had found It
Impossible to accept Invitations ho
had recc ed from the Pacific coast,
Mrly Wlilrly Show.
The banner night of the season
should b next Saturday when Mort
If. Singer will present Harry Bulger
In "The Flirting Princess," "the mu
sic, comedy hit of the season, which
conies to the Grand opera house Oc
tober 14. It is a glrly-whlrly show
of such frivolous music and paprl
kaed with something more than wit.
It takeg a company of 60 players to
play thin piece, comprising 1 1 come
dians, clever dancers and pretty girls
and should prove a delightful even,
lug's entertiflnnient.
a. j. m i r
Mr. J, A. l.ooney brought to tho
Journal office thin morning a couple
of spuds of tlie lliirhitnk variety,
grown by A. J. May In Hazel Green
district, near Lake l.ablsh. and about
seven miles north of Salem. They
are smooth skinned, and perfect In
every way ami In sl.e nre Infringing
on the inuskinelon territory. Mr.
May has fie acres of them, nil Juat
about like the Hiimple, and will run
about 2'i0 bushels to the acre. At
present prices, digging that kind of
potatoes Is like early mining with
"four bits to the pan and the bed
rock pitching". The horse editor
will sample them later. Next!