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BAliEM, UKIWW.I, MUJUAI, MAI 8, 1912. wft
rUBES CHARGE OF THE PEDITEtJTIM
IS DISCMARGED GOVERNOR
WILL NAME ALL EMPLOYES
Others Slated for Decapitation, as the Governor Purposes
Putting the Institution on a Business Basis, and Where
There is Nothing to Do There Will Be No Soft Places, as No
Salaries Will Be Paid Except to Those Who Earn Them
Governor Not Yet Ready to Announce, But Insists They
Will Be Made.
Refusing to abide by an offer made
by Superintendent James, of the pen
itentiary to co-operate with lilm In
keeping the Institution within the ap
propriation made for It, by continuing
In office of superintendent without
salary, provided the governor would
have all the other employes do -the
same. Governor West this morning of
ficially fired' him.
He has named In his stead Warden
Curtis as acting superintendent, and
directed James to turn the Institution
over to him. He declares that, under
the law, It is not necessary for the
institution to have a superintendent
nt Its head, and that he will appoint
Simultaneously with the firing of
James he also announced that he
-would wield the ax with freedom up
on other employes of the penitentiary.
He declared his plan had not ma
tured far enough for him to give any
names, but that they would be forth
coming soon, He declared that he In
tends to bring the Institution down to
a business-like basis, and that he,
alone, would say who should remain
James' offer was made to the gov
IS HELD UP
M IT BROraiT SATIRRAY AND
SECRETARY IS TEMPORARILY
ENJOINED FROM CALLING A
SPECIAL ELECTION ON RECALL
OF MULTNOMAH'S DISTRICT AT
TORNEY. A Buit was filed In the circuit court
Saturday by M. J. Clohessy, Sam Mc
Cartney and William Gadsby against
Ben W. Olcott, secretary of state, In
which an Injunction Is sought enjoin
ing him from calling a special elec
tion in the fourth Judicial district,
comprising Multnomah county, to re
call George J. Cameron, district at
torney of that district. In the absence
of Judge Galloway, County Judge W.
M. Ilushey Issued the temporary In
junction prayed for In'the complaint.
Summons of the complalnsswas served
by the sheriff on the secretary of state
Saturday t and notice of the temporary
injunction was served o'k him this
morning at the beginning of business,
at 8 o'clock.
In the complaint It Is alleged that
the special election would cost about
ll.'.OOn, for which there is no authori
ty of law. It Is also alleged that there
Is no authority of law for calling he
special election, claiming by that, that
the law on recall is unconstitutional,
and, therefore, void. It Is also llleged
that the reasons stated In the recall
Petition are uncertain and are, there
fore, Insufficient to warrant the state
In calling such an election.
The temporary Injunction granted
Saturday Is sufficient to hold off the
calling of the election until the cause
Is fully heard, and the case determined
ly the circuit cohrt.
The National Guard armory, Just
completed at Woodburn, will be dedi
cated next Saturday. Governor West
1 be there.
long as tome men can borrow
an umbrella they will nerer attempt
to lay up anything for a ralay day.
OR TAKES BIT III
ernor Friday. He demurred r.gainst
the leave of absence, and stated that
he would be willing to serve as super.
Intendent without pay, provided that
other employes were made to do so,
but the governor made up his mind
he saw things In a different light,
and after calling Curtis to his office
this morning, notified James that he
"Why, the others have nothing to
do with the management of the insti
tutions. Their positions are a mere
matter of bread and butter," asserted
the governor, when asked why he did
not nccept the offer. "Then, In addi
tion, It Is not necessary they should
work without wages to keep the Insti
tution within its appropriations. I
have the appointive power of that In
stitution, and I am going to say who
shall remain and who shall go."
All kinds of inquiries failed to dis
close as on whom the gilded axe
would fall at the penitentiary, but It
Is possible that Tom Wilson, who Is a
son-in-law of James, and a clerk, will
go, It is also possible that the as
sistant warden will go, and, with West
In his present mood of applying the
pruning knife, God and West alone
know where the end will be.
Saturday evening an altercation oc
curred on Commercial street between
Ferry and State that attracted con
siderable of a crowd. A discussion
arose between an Irishman and
Thomas King, an I. W. W., In which
the latter tried to convince the son
of the emerald Isle that he should be
an I. W. W. The arguments became
quite heated and a god many remarks
not complimentary to the other and
which would not do for a Sunday
school convention, were passed back
and forth until the Irishman de
clared with much vehemence that his
opponent could not make an I. W. W.
out of him even If he used a mat
tock handlo. They came to blows but
it is not recorded whether the ranks
of the organization were Increased or
whether he gave It up as a bad Job.
From the looks of King at the close
of the first round, we assume that
he won second money and that he
"won't work" for some time at least.
It A I) TRAIN WRECK
AT CLE ELl'.M TODAY
DN1TXD PRBH8 LEASED WIRH
Cle Elum, Wash., May 6. While
passenger train No. 17 of the Milwau
kee road wns coming Into the Cle
Elum yards at 9 o'clock this morning
It ran Into an open switch, colliding
head-on with a locomotive which had
Just arrived In the yards. The en
gine and two express cars of the train
were overturned and Fireman Jordan
was pinned under the wreck and killed
Engineer Johnson was severely In
Salem and Vicinity: Fair to-
night Tuesday fair and warm-
er. Northerly winds.
Having a Real Fight.
Monterey, Mex., May 6. Bat-
tie between the main armies of
the federals and rebels, under
Generals Huerta and Orozco. be-
gan this morning at Bermejlllo,
near Torreon, with 8000 men
fighting on each side, accord-
ing to an unconfirmed report re-
celved here today.
Advices received from General
v Trevlno today state that the fed- 4
erals routed In a battle between
v 1800 rebels and federals near
Cuatro Cinnagas, Coahulla. The
official report says that the fed-
erals fought until their ammu-
nltlon was exhausted.
MEET AT WALLA WALLA TODAY
-STATE IS IN DOUBT AS BE
TWEEN WILSON AND CLARK
NEITHER HAVING A .MAJORITY.
BNIT1D PUESB LEASED WIKS.
Convention Hall, Walla Walla,
Wash., May 6. Pierce county, with
her G3 delebates, controls the situa
tion at the Democratic state conven
tion which opened here today .
It Is a close contest between Champ
Clark and Woodrow Wilson.
The convention was onened liv
Charles G. Helfner at the Grand
theater. Mayor George F. Cotterlll,
of Seattle, chairman of the King
county primary delegates, arrived
Wilson controls more counties
than Clark, and his supporters are
practically sure of seating the King
county primary delgatlon which was
contested. But even with thoRe dele
gates seated and the Bryan delegates
lined up behind him, Wilson musters
at best 348, lacking 12 to control the
convention, which is made up of 719
Pierce county's delegation Is unln
strurted but will vote as a unit. The
Clark followers confidently claim it
Wilson and Bryan hav solid dele
gations from Clallam, Cowlitz, Doug
las, Ferry, Grant, Island, Jefferson,
Okanogan, San Juan, Snohomish, Ste
vens and Whatcom counties, with a
total vote of 160.
Wilson controls four divided delega
tions to the Democratic convention,
and Clark seven.
Six counties are doubtful, and
about these the storm centers. There
Is much talk of a stampede Iv Wil-
iBonltos to Bryan.
C. C. Dill was made temporary
I chairman by the state central com
jnilttee today, and the appointment
.will probably be made permanent.
I The Clark delegates from Yakima
jare planning a stampede for their
I man, and propose to help It along by
Introducing a live "houn dawg,"
which, they say, Is the homeliest and
ornlest dog on earth.
Snohomish delegates plan to Intro
duce a resolution endorsing what
Taft says about Roosevelt, what
Roosevelt says about Taft, and what
LaFollette says about everybody and
A proposition that will come up In
convention will be that of naming 28
Instead of 14 delegates Instructed to
declare for preferential primaries.
KNOX ON THE WAY
TO SAN FRANCISCO
oniti rims luwi wiuj
Santa Barbara. Cal.. May 6. Sec
retary of State P. C. Knox will leave
Santa Barbara tonight for San Fran
cisco. He will be accompanied by
,Mrs. Knox, Governor Walter K.
.Clark, of Alaska, Mrs. Clark, former
i United 8tates Senator Frank P.
Hint, or California, and Colonel
Btrayer, of Philadelphia. The secre
tary and his party attended a recep
tion given today by Commander
James H. Bull, United State navy,
All Heard La Follette.
Hanford, Cal., May 6. Busl-
ness was practically suspended
and school children given a day
oft here today to listen to an ad-
dress by Senator Robert M. La-
Follette, progressive Republican
candidate for the presidential
nomination. The speaker was
Introduced by Mayor Coe and was
enthusiastically received. Sena-
to LaFollette's spech was prac-
tlcally a repetition of that de-
livered at Stockton Saturday.
Refugees From Point Coupee
Say Many Families Were
Swept Away to Death When
the Levees at Point Broke.
THOUSANDS IN TREE TOPS
Train Refused to Stop aud Pick I'p
Passengers Who Were Standing
Waist Deep lu Water Train Carry.
Ing Confederate Veterans lo Re.
union Goes lute the Ditch ou Ac
count of the Flood, uml Eight Are
UMITID PRESS LIISKD Wlltt.f
New Orleans, May 6. The flood sit
uation at Point Coupee Is desperate.
Motorboats have been sent to the
scene to take off the refugees.
Survivors assert that whole families
were swept to their deaths from house
tops when the levee broke today. Gov
ernment officers here have been no
tified that at least 1000 persons are
Imperiled by being marooned In tree
tops, houses and rafts.
Passengers on a train which passed
through Morgan today stated that peo
ple stood at the depot In water waist
deep signalling for the train to take
them aboard. The conductor and en
gineer would not stop the train be
cause of the rapid rlBe of the water.
The next train which passed wns de
railed and Its passengers thrown Into
Veterans' Train Pitched.
New Orleans, May (!. The f lrt sec
tion of the confederate veterans' spe
cial train, crowded with old soldiers,
was wrecked near Kiistabnchle after
leaving New Orleans this morning,
and eight were killed.
Another Levee Breaks.
Melville, La., May C. The levee
above here broke at noon, a 50-foot
gap spreading the water In all direc
tions. The country is flooded for
miles In every direction.
(UNITED MUSS LEASED WIM5.1
Athens 0 May G. In tho opening
speech of his Ohio campaign at Nel
sonvllle today, President Taft flayed
the attitude of Theodore Roosevelt in
tho presidential fight.
lAter the prosidnnt spoke at Athens
and Hampton. This afternoon he
spoke at Chlllcothe, Greenfield, Lees
burg, New Vienna and ltlaiichester.
Tonight President Taft will reach
Cincinnati. He will spend Tuesday
at the home of his brother, Charles.
On Wednesday he will ma',"' anothen
campaign of this state, making 14
speeches on Monday.
Next week the president will cam
paign Northern Ohio.
Cood luck will dodge a man as per
sistently ai bad luck wilt chase him.
If a bachelor says ''yes," It's up to
the leap year girl to take him at his
Poisoned the Congregation.
Hanford, Cal., May 6. Pol-
soned by eating Ice cream at a
picnic, 80 members of the Meth-
odlat church here are slowlv re-
covering today. Seventy-five
were terribly stricken and some
thought hopelessly so. All
physicians from Hanford and
Lemoore were summoned, and
worked over the patients all
The cream was made bv one
of the parishioners, and after
t standing over night In the freez-
er, was frozen the next morn-
WAS ABANDONED YESTERDAY,
BUT CAPTAIN STILL MAKING
EFFORTS TO SAVE HER HAS A
BIG HOLE IN HER HILL AND
WILL PROBABLY BE A TOTAL
DN1TID PIIBSI LlAIHn will
Bay City, Ore., May 6. While heavy
seas broke repeatedly over the steam
er Voaburg, stranded since last Fri
day on the south aplt at the entrance
of the Nehalem river, the government
llfesavlng crew from Garibaldi today
succeeded In taking off Captain Erlck
son and seven members of his crew,
and also took two men off the barge
Nehalenit which was at anchor lu a
perilous position nearby.
The rcflcue was accomplished
against tremendous odds, a heavy
wind, which arose last night, had
kicked up a rough sea. A hole had
been broken In the bottom of the Vos
rg and water was pouring In, while
great combers repeatedly swept over
the vobboI, completely submerging
Rescue Is Hazardous.
Twice the lifeboat was capsized
while en route to the wreck, but the
crew righted It and kept on. Greut
difficulty was encountered after ar
rival at the wreck In getting the sail
ors off, but one by one they leaped,
some Into the boat, which threatened
momentarily to dash against the
steamer, and others Into the sea,
where they were picked up. Finally
all were taken ashore safely, amid
frantic cheers of a hundred residents
of Nehalem nnd Tillamook Bay dis
trict, who had gathered on the shore
to witness the attempt.
The rescued are: Captain Erlckson,
Steve Iteaureguard, engineer, of Port
land ; William Campbell, second en
gineer, of Tillamook; Fred- TulU,
first mate, Astoria; L. Campbell,
steward, of Portland; M. Ferguson,
tlremnn, of Day City; J. H. Wltltaker,
flremnn, of Portland; George Grief,
Bailor, of Portland; A. Milton, sailor,
of Portland. The two last named
were taken from the barge Nehalem.
Seas Mummer Wreck.
Captnln Erlckson had hoped that he
could keep his crew on board the Vos
liurg, pending an effort to be made to
night to float her orf at high tide. A
line had been passed to the steamer
yesterday, and a tug from Astoria was
Last night, however, the wind roBe
and seas were soon flooding the Vos
burg from stem to stern, A great wave
rocked her against a rock, and a hole
was torn In her bottom, through
which water began to our. A gaso
line tank was thrust Into tho opening,
hut did not stop the water entirely.
The cabin and engine room became
flooded, and the fires went out. The
crew were drencheda and It woa found
Impoaslble to cook In the galley atove.
This was the sltuution when morn
ing dawned yesterday. It was feared
the Vosburg might break up, and o
Captain Erlckson signaled the life
saving crew, who had been waiting on
the beach half a mile away. slnce Fri
day, and the rescue was accomplished
(Continued oa Page I.)
lJ ALL STAT
GOVERIIOR WEST ERUPTS
GETS AFTER COflSSODS
AUD ALL USELESS OFFICERS
Will Make List of All State Institutions, and the Appropriations
Made for Them, Showing Number of Assistants, Deputies,
Clerks and Employes and the Salaries Drawn and the Work
Done Says State Is Burdened With Useless Commis
sions and Unnecessary Offices Will Pass It'Up to Insti
tutions to Show Why They Should Be Given Big Appropriations.
Every office in the . state house,
every department, every commission
and every Institution will be placed
on trial for Its life in the near future,
for Governor West annoulnced this
morning that he Intends to call all of
them Into the forum of public dis
cussion and make them Justify their'
existence, and also appropriations
made for thorn, aud their expendi
tures for the hire of assistants, clerks
The governor purposes doing this
by preparing a list showing the ap
propriations made for each, and a
list showing the number of officers
constituting each department, com
mission, office and institution, and
the salaries they are drawing. TheBe
llstts will cover, also, other expendi
tures, and the press of the state will
be asked to publish thorn. After Its
publication he will Invite members of
the press to call upon each and
every one of them and aBk them to
Justify the appropriations made for
each, the employments of the clerks
and assistants and clerks and helps
and other expenditures.
In thlsvay he hopes to draw out
for the benefit of the public, all mat
ters pertaining to them all. If there
ARE OUT FOR
A few days ago the names of four
posslblo cundlduteB for the office of
city marshal were suggested, which
bus been the means of opening city
politics. It now develops that there
will be at least two aspirants for city
recorder. Charles V. Elgin, the pres
ent incumbent, will be a candidate for
re-election, as well as Earl Race, who
Is well known here. Recorder Elgin
Is serving his first term In that of
fice, having come to the office from a
position ot clerk and bookkeeper ui
der the administration of W. A.
Moores, IiIb predecessor. Mr. Elgin
has filled the office very acceptably
during the year nnd four months of
his incumbency, having kept the rec
ords of the office lu a thoroughly sat
isfactory manner during that time.
Mr. Race Is a man of ability as a
bookkeeper, and has many friends who
will rally to his support. For a num
ber of yenrB he waB bookkeeper for
the Saucer Hardware company, and
has also been one of the accountants
exporting the city books for years.
DNITID rUKSS MUfttU WIIIK.l
Springfield, 111., May G. A boom
has been started here for the nomina
tion of Duncan McDonald, eecretary
treasurer of the Illinois United Mine
Workers of America, for president of
the United States 'on the Socialist
ticket. Illinois delegates will work
for him at the national convention In
Indlnnapolis Muy 12. As this state
has the largest RoclullBt vote of any
In the union, with the exception of
Pennsylvania, It Is believed McDon
ald wilt hare a good chance,
Job Harrlman, of Lot Angeles, and
Charles Edward Russell, the maga
zine .writer, are said to be the other
two candidates most likely to get the
are any commissions that should be
abolished, It will appear, for ther
must Justify their existence; and the
same will apply to all other offices
and Institutions. If any ot them are
currying more assistants and help
than Is necessary, this fact will be
given to the public, Probably all ot
It will be followed up by recommend
ations to the legislature for th
abolishment of a lot ot things, though,
the governor has not so stated. In
cidentally, if there are any grafts
connected with any of them, these
will be laid bare, to the public. If
Governor West Is succeBBful la car
rying out his plan, it will create an
upheaval among the departments of
the Btate that will surpass anything;
In their past history and probably
anything for years to come.
A Lucky Baby. "
DNiTiD rams ijmsid wim.j
Venice, Cal., May 6. Expecting to
pick up the mangled body of herflv
months' babe which had fallen from
a second story window, Mrs. J. C
Eferson rushed screaming from the
house. The child was unhurt It had
landed on a pile of bolclothlng airing
on the lawn.
IN DAD SHAPE
unitid rncos liarbd wiri.
San Francisco, May 6. A physical
and meiitul wreck, broken by the Ori
ent, General Homer Lea, the Califor
nia military genius, author, confidante
of Dr. Sun Yat and advisor of tho lit
tle group of Chinese revolutionary
leaders, arrived on the liner Chlyo
Maru this morning to regain his
health at his home In Los Angeles.
He was accompanied by Mrs. Lea.
Although he took little part In tho
actual field campaigns of the revolu
tionary army, General Lea dovoted
himself assiduously to the problems
of liberating the Chinese from the
dominance of the Manchus, to which
he has virtually devoted his whole
life, that his constitution was under
mined and he suffered a severe Stroke
of paralysis. He was confined to his
state room during the entire voyage
from Shanghai, and had to be carried
from the Chlyo lu a stretcher. He was
In no condition to discuss the Chinese
situation, aud will be hurried to Los
Mrs. Lea suld that her hiiBband, who
Is the author of the much-discussed
"Valor of Ignorance," In which he
criticises the United States govern
ment for Its short-sighted policy. In
dealing with the yellow peril, had
Just completed another book called
"The Day of the Saxon," dealing with
the conflict of the white and yellow
General Lea was with Dr. Sun Yat
In London and Slugupore when .the
Chinese revolutionists mysteriously
disappeared for a considerable period
a title more than a year ago, and It
was feared that Dr. Sun had been
done away with. The two were at
that time In Singapore planning the
campaigns which hare since resulted
In the victory of the rebels.
It Is feared that General Ia's
health may be permanently shattered,
and that his mind has been affected.