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FIFTY-EIGHTH YEAR. XO. yi).
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, OCTOIJER 2, 1009. -SIXTEEN PAGES.
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STIR AT PORTLAND
Possible Plot to Assassinate the
President Foiled by Watch
Portland, Ore, Oct. 2. Captain
Baily and two local detectives arresttd
a heavily armed man in front of the
Portland hotel just as the president
was enterirg his automobile to partici
pate in the military parade. The ma t
refused to give his name, but said h
was from Boston.
-iio aitiiait tti:.tio.
Baily was attracted by the peculiar
actions of the man. He had a camera
in his hand and ws trying desperately
to reach a point of vantage close to the
president. Summoning two detectives
Baily placed the man under arre:;t.
Vvhen he was searched a six-shooter
was found upon him, together with a
quantity of extra ammunition.
lias ICa-Nl I'orl Imitl.
Portland. On. on. l President
Tnfi will tsji'-iul today in 'irl land. lie
will have a porr of tins aftornoo'i
to himself and j rn t ically all Sunday.
Tomorrow afternoon lie will attend the
laying of the cornoi Mime of the Kir-'
Universali.-t church. Tonight Hi.
president will delivci a public address
at (he armory.
( nmil On! I'.nrly.
The president arrived from Taeonia
at 7 this mount:; and as ho rod
through the streets an early morui'.ig
crowd greeted him. He was escorted
to a hotel by the mayor and governor.
At l::;it the pri-sidi nt. escorted by
regular troops and national guard,
started for .Multnomah field, where 1 e
,vicw'cdji jjiij -aiierumU jxe reiser.
00') school rhildieii.
Slogan Sounded by I'l-cddc lit
Opening of .National Meeting
a( t 'inciiiii.it i.
Cincinnati. Oct. 2.- With delegates
representing is states present, the bi
ennial convention of the National
German American alliance opened
here today. One of the principal
slogans of tin: organization against
prohibition will be sounded by Presi
dent llexumer of Philadelphia in his
arnual address. lie believes 2."tM.
oim) members of the alliance scatter
ed over St'statcs should light all pro
hibitory laws in dealing with the
DICKINSON'S SON IS
Washington. Ott. . Secretary of
War Dickinson has received a tele
gram stating his son bail another at
tack of heart failure. The secretary
loaves immediately for his home at
Hellemeade, Tcui!.. where I, is son is
Washington. I), c, o, t. , ul ,,
practically "1110,111111 in excess of or
l ilia i y disbursements over oiduiaiy re
ccipts bo far this fiscal year as com
pared witli the corresponding period
of last year, $1.iiii.ihi'i a month gain
in internal revenue, and an increase
of almost Jloeaio.i on in customs for
July, August and September, as com
pared with the same period a year ag.i,
are shown in the monthly treasiirj re
ports. Treasury officials expressed
gratification at the figures.
The balance in the general fund, .r
available cash in the treasury, is
20G.1M, exclusive of the $1-"0,Oui),!m:i
reserve fund made up of gold coin and
bullhm held for the redemption qf
$346.(;S1.0iC of United States treasury
notes, and $l,071.00u of treasury noles
The balance in th treasury, exclu
sive of reserve and trust fundi, de
creased $3,744,737 during the month.
The public, debt's grand aggregate ii
$ -2.C 1S.0ii2.S1:. an int -reuse of $?.u.-.s.2:'.r.
for the month. Put this Includes $,.
, ,.t, St, 9 of certificates and treasury
notes, which are offset by an ecpi.i
amount of cash in the treasure. Thh
l .. ...
leaves the interest and non-interest
hearing debt of the government, ex
clusive of these trust funds. $1.2!."i,
alj. an increase of only $97,2.'J5 for
OUT FOR THE DOUGH
Aero t ederatiomsts Refuse tp
Compete for Prizes of Less
HOLD MEETING AT ZURICH
Distant-' for Internal ional
Oouhictl Itn- Contests
Held ct Vcar.
Zurich. Oct. u. The Aeronautic led
aiioil has decided to prepare a tale'!-
dar of international aviation contests.
uid no meeting will he authorized
where the total of prizes is less th.iu
Twenty-eight balloons slatted from
Zurich est erdav in the intermit ioiril
goal race, a competition for balloois
of all dimensions, the first prize of
$7,0.y to jr() to the pilot laildin" nearest
to a point incviouslv selected bv hii.i
The racers comprise is German, seven
Swiss, one I-rench, one Spanish and
one Italian airship.
The federation has modified the
rules to govern the contest to he held
in the I'nited States in l!ilu for tbe
international aeroplane cup. won bv
Glenn 11. C'urtiss at Rheims. The dis
tance of this race is extended from
:i.n."i miles to 02.1". and is musr no
un over a closed course not less than
;.1 miles long.
ltUKirr I lie so till,-.
.lohannisthal, Oct.. 2. Yesterday
ro light forth the best results vet
attained by tin; aviators in the var
ious contests arranged for aviation
week. M. Kougier, who ascended to
compote for the distance and Miehe
lin prizes, covered lot) rounds of the
course in line and steady stvle. and
trrrrt-tft rtTcnA ,vn -nfWiT-ifP
darkness. The distance traversed
80.0 miles and the time 2 hours
II minutes f.O seconds. His height
during the llight was from 1 (Ml to
14 0 feet.
Henry Farman. competing for the
speed and distance prizes, covered
." 1 miles in 1 hour and 1' 1 minutes
Flying low. between 2i an,-, ;!0 feet,
he sped around the course with great
regularity, finally descending owing
to the oil tubes of his machine be
BAY-STATE G. 0. P.
THINKS TARIFF 0. K.
Iloston. Oct. 2. The platform adopt
ed by tlie reptiblican state coiiveuiion
today considers the income lax a no i
. artisan question and favors leaving
it to the legislature for decision. T:ie
platform commends the policy of con
servation of national resources, gives
an "unqualified approval" of tin ad
ministration of President Talt. ex
presses the belief the tariff law "is ''
more value to laboring in 1 crests of tlu
United States than auy measure that
has ever been enacted, and that it
will bring mnie prosperity and moiv
comfort to more people than were ever
before affected by any one act of in
dustrial legislation." Covernor Draper
was unanimously nominated for re
election. PRAIRIE FIRE GETS THERE
Woman ami Te ( Iiililit n Overhaul
ed l) Flame While Fleeing.
Winnipeg, .Man.. Oct. 2. Mrs. Frank
Clover and her two children, Kather
ine and Dorothy, aged 1 and 2, re
spectively, wile ami tiangioeis ol a
farmer lu miles southeast of I'c, Al-
arta, wete hurtled lo death in a
nairie tiie yesterday. Tiiey had at-
lemiiietl to reach a neigiibor's wh-ui
the fire overlook them. The entire
district with farm buildings and crops
CroatMns to Have School.
Calumet. Mich.. Oct. 2. The Na
tional Croatian society decided to
raie $luir.(MH in the next three years
to estabUsu :i national Croatian uni
versity at Chicago, for Croatians only.
Paul lladjic of Chicago was reelected
Wilson Progressing Well.
Palti.-nore. Oct. 2. His medical H
tendants today report entire satisfac
tion with the condition of Assistant
Secretary of State Wilson, who yester
day underwent an operation for appen
dicitis. Tax Harriman Estate $500,000.
Salem. Ore.. Oct. 2. The state of
Oregon will collect from the estate ;f
the late K. H. Harriman, as soon as
the appraisement of his railroad prop
erty is made. .- pproxim.nt ely
as an inheritance tax.
MlL L?C 'HL JS Xfi Ka ' Poll. S
kMCSSSi 1 KpMT JWfr&f 1
PINCHOT SAYS TRUST IS; GOBBLING
UP WATER POWER GITIESINTHEU.S.
Washington. Oct. 2. rhief For
ester lMnchot. who returned yester
day from a two months' tour of the
west, declared ihat a monopoly was
being formed to secure possession of
the water sites of the I'nited States
and asserted that promfr" ac t iou by
congress was the only method ef
preservating this great natural re
source to the people. While refusing
to discuss the iJallinger controversy.
" i'lllWllirt nXiijlHf.-i- Mr'1 TftTt-thttt
hi resign or clian.uc his :ol
IliK iKstir Ut'lOrt- ( 'oils rt-SN.
The problem of how best to pre
vent the nation's water power sites
from being gobbled up by such com
binations Mr. Pinchot predicted will
he one of the biggest issues which
the next session of congress will have
to thrash out. While lit; stated that
the alleged trust was now only in the
formative stage. .Mr. Pirn hot declar
ed that prompt action on the part of
Indianapolis, hid.. Oct. 2. A
brewing company of .Milwaukee and
other foreign and Indiana brewing
companies ar required to show
cause in the superior court of thin
county next. Tuesday why their char
ters should -lot be forfeited for their
alleged violation of franchise rights
in their operating retail saloons in
this city. .ludge J ta rt holoniew litis
ruled against the Milwaukee com
pany's motion to throw out tiie .suits
of th; attorney general of Indiana,
who seeks revocation of the fran
chises of .Milwaukee. Chicago St.
Louis, Cincinnati and Indiana brew
eries. If the suits he already has
filed are successful more will be in
Gompers Sails for Heme.
Paris, Oct. 2.---Samuel Compels of
the American Federation of Labor,
accompanied by his wife and daugh-
HIGH TARIFF FORCES GERMANS
TO CUT MEAT CONSUMPTION
i'oiir,i; i.i;tti:ii no. is.
(Spi i ial Cori-t'.Bpiiiiilf-iH-e of Tin- Argus.)
ITIiis is Die last of Tav's letters from
abroad on ih- tariff itiesi ion. ldit'ir.
Berlin, Sept. 1!). hecuuse of a
pronounced revision upward on food-
sti ffs, particularly hecf, Germans are
eating 11 pounds less meat tier head
this year than they did in I ;!.
As a result of legislation secured
by the unscrupulous agrarians, who
have a powerful grip on the German
Reichstag, the import of foreign cat
tle into Germany has practically
ceased. The law for the examina
tion of meat absolutely forbid3 the
importation of certain kinds of meat,
such as meat in tins, pickled meat
weighing less than 4 kilos, etc.
Forct- I Kr of HorKrllrnli.
Imported fresh meat was formerly
to a duty of from
per metric cen tne
i to 1 7
NEED - THE - MONEY
congress wis iiocesfsary, to tluottle
it. On the proper soluUon of this
(litest ion the future hapti'hv',!5 'of a
great many people rests, he.,a,ddod.
mil, l.auilx a I'roMi-nr, .
Looming pp as' ruujthei' . W5 -problem
which vH vonfroftt fjojiKre-js will
be the question of the disposition of
vast areas of) coal land; in the; west,
but principally in Alaska.. It is im-
pt rtant t hats congress ?hould takel-
prompt. actiolh tn this important mat
ter. Mr. Pii'uT"l;w(T7Tor thc-'irrorec-tion
of tiie country's fuel supply and
also to prevent a monopoly in that
Any doubht that, may have exist
ed as lo whether Mr. Pint hot would
continue to advocate the policies
which he has fought so hard was
nt rest by him. As a result of his.
western tour he is as fully determin
ed as ever to continue ins policies re
garding the conservation of the
country's natural resources sind the
great national forest reserves.
tor. left Havre today on the steamer
ha Havoie, for New York. (Jompers
has been attending a series of labor
meetings in ICurope.
Boys' Brigade in Parade.
Pittsburg. Oct. 2. A feature of the
convention of the I'nited Hoys' Hrig
udes of America today was a street
parade. The convention is pronounced
one of the most successful ever held.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 2. Fuusii.il
restlessness among 3,mio Cheyenne
Indians on the reservation near Sher
idan, noticeable for several days has
caused serious apprehension among
settlers in that vicinity. The red
men have been engaged for four days
in sun and willow dances. The gov
ernment recently distributed JHt.nnt
among the Indians and since then in
dications of restlessness have been
since March 1, I !l (Mj , has been in
creased to 27 marks, about $5.4 0.
To this must be added the not incon
siderable cost of examination, to
which all imported meat is subjected.
The rise in the price of meat has
become notorious. With the decrease
in the per capita consumption of
beef, the consumption of horse llesh
In Germany all animals slaughter
ed for food art; subject to official
inspection, and the records are ac
cessible to the public. In 1I07, 135,
23 9 horses were officially returned as
having been killed for food. In 25
out of 3-' large German cities, the
use of horseflesh as food is general.
It should not be construed that Ger
man workmen "live cu horseflesh."
It is true, however, that a very con
siderable amount of this meat is con
sumed by the working classes, and
that Hit? consumption of horse flesh I
Chicago Engineer, Aged 50,
Kills Stenographer, Aged
28, and Self.
CREPT INTO WOMAN'S ROOM
1'nt lliilit't Through Her IJruiii as Slit
Slept and Then Kmlcd His
' 'urn ii
many Charles Miller, a stationary en
gineer, aged ."ju, terminated in a double
tragedy in a hoarding house at
Hush street eaily today. According
ponce. .Miss Armstrong, wno
was employed as cashier for a. business
firm, roomed on the firs', lloor, an 1
her admirer, who had been attentive
for two years, on the second. Miss
Armstrong slept with her window
open and, it is said by detectives, that
Miller, having stolen down the hack
stairway, entered the room by thi
means about ?, a. m.
Slml ii Mie Slt'il.
The position tif .Miss Armstrong's
body seemed to indicate she was shoi.
as she slept, her body being in the
natural sleeping position when dis
covered. Miiler was fully clothed. II-'
is believed t ) have tdiot the girl and
then ended his own life. Miss Arm
strong leaves a widowed Miother at
Lakes Commerce in
Over ITJ.OOO.OOO Tons.
Washington. Oct. 2. The largest
total of shipments ever made from the
CrVat Like ports developed Mi August,
according to a bulletin just issued by
the bureau of statistics being 22.
22S.hu l gross tors, or 45 per cent over
the same mouth m l!insi.
Domestic shipments of all kinds of
merchandize on the lakes was 12,
5i:'.,ur7 net tons, compared with 10.
0;r,,4 4f for the same period in 100S
and I 2 . 1 2 ." . 1 ." !t for the correspond
ing month in 11M)7. Domestic ship
ments of iron ore during August,
l!()I). showed .fl47,50G gross tons
an increase of 13 per cent over those
is due to the increased and prohob
itive price of other meats, which has
been brought about by revision up
ward of the tariff on meat.
In tirnrrnlly A ilvcrllnril.
"Horse flesh is very generally ad
vertised in the German newspapers."
rctgds a report of the I'nited States
consul in Anna-berg. Saxon, ( V. S. A.
consular reports, volume ?'!?, page
127) e.spcciallfc-in those of the large
industrial confers. Neither is it un
usual to find advertisements of dog
meat or for the purchase of dogs
"Complete figures in regard to the
slaughter of dogs for food in the
German empire 1 have not been able
to secure, bat fragmentary statis
tics indicate that tbe total number
was about 7,000, ' probably more,
rather than less. In the city of
(Continued on Tag Four.)
RETAIL PRICE OF FRODUGT
for a like periotl in 1!)0S. I'j) to
August 31 the total season shipments
amounted to- double those reported
for the same period of 190S, being
It, 228, 003 gross tons.
BACK TO PORTLAND
Peary Returns Home After
Triumph at the New York
WELCOME WAS FLATTERING
Cook Kef use to Submit lata at
Once to llegulaily Appointed
New York. Oct. 2. New York, city
and state, yesterday gave Commander
Robert IS. Peary a welcome home such
as few returning heroes can hope to
receive. From the bridge' of bis arctic
ship Roosevelt, Commander Peary,
with his wife oy his side, w.n the most
prominent feature of the i;u-mile Hudson-Fulton
naval parade front New
York to Ni'wburph. All the way land
ami wat r vi.'U vuu ea-.n oi:i"r 'n
hurling their cheers and congratula
tion Hi rough the air to the little ship
whereon the tall military looking man
smiled hack his answer to their greet
ings. Meanwhile Captain Hurt let t was
kept at work so Incessantly with the
whistle cord answering the salutes of
passing craft that Chhf Knghieer
Wardwt.dl called up from the engine
room that lie wculd not have steam
enough to move the vessel if they did
not slop the whistle.
Mack t Pnrilniitl.
Mr .and lurs. Peary departed laic
at night for Portland. The explorer
declined to talk about the Cook con
troversy, except lo say that Cencral
Hubbard, president of the Peary Arc
tie club, would make public a Mate
ment on the subject early in the coin
4'lMlt Kt.ftlMfH III 'OSIIlp.
I New Yoik. Oct 2. Cook s refusal to
i .sum bit his observations, notts and oth
er data at once toa competent scien
tific commission, is all that stands in
the way of compliance with the sug
gestion of the National Geographic so
ciety today that such a step on the
part of Cook and Peary should precede
any official recognition of the explor
Tin? correspondence made public last
night shows that Peary has already
formally signified his willingness m
comply with this condition, but. Cook,
in a letter to Archer Huntington, pres
ident of the American Geographical
society, has declared he will continue
in his determination to lay all his rec
ords and instruments first before tin
I'nivcrsity of Copenhagen.
4kril lo ninr 4 lliimiiUrr.
According to the announcement Pies
idem uemson or Johns Hopkins uni
versity was asked by Henry F. Osboi n.
president of the American Museum of
Natural History, and by Huntington, to
appoint, through his authority as pres
ident of the National Academy of Sci
ences, a committee of astronomers
geographers and zoologists, to whom
the records of Peary and Cook would
be submitted. Uemsen declined "un
less it is clearly understood that Peary
and Cook are willing to submit their
evidence to such a committee."
Oshorn at once took .steps to obtain
the consent of Peary and Cool;. H"
received a dispatch in behalf of Peary
that the commander was "willing and
desirous to submit all his records and
data to the National Academy com
mittee fr other scientists impartially
Cook at first fell in with the sugges
tion, hut later declined.
TEACHER WHO SHOT
EDITOR, TO PRISON
Warrejitown,' Va., Oct. 2 Professor
.1. I). Harris, principal of the Warren
town high school, who last April shot
and killed William A. Thompson, as
sociate editor of the Warrentown Vir
ginian, was today convicted of volun
tary manslaughter and his nunishment
fixed at four years in the poriitentiarv.
EXCURSION BOAT RAMMED
Collision Ht-Milts in Slight I'anie on
i I loistrll.
New burgh. X. Y., Oct. 2. A Fnited
States torpedo boat rammed the slht-
seeing excursion tteamr Komona in
tne bay tris morning. Littie damage
was done. Passengers on the steam-r
were panic stricken. Life preservers
were gotten out aid boats lowered.
Fire in Iowa Town.
Marshalltown. Iowa. Oct. . Fire to
day destroyed half the business por
lion of t. Anthony, this county, iv
cluding the posfoffire. The loss i
RIGHT TO FIX
Ohio Judge Holds Con
tract With Middlemen
TEST IN DRUG SUIT
Cut Price Merchant Given Pow
er to Sell at Any Figure
-"Cut rate" dr
gists won a victory today through thel
d" ision of JudKe IlolTheimer in the!
cal common pleas court. W. I). Flee-
man. manufat tun r of face nowder
sund Raphael W. Miller, one of liisi
igenUs f"r ?21,KMi alleged damages.
Il-lil C'iii(rii I Hrokrn.
Freeman allegi d hfs tin tract with
Milhr bound IJie l.ilfer not to sell any
of the Freeman nroduet to auv ilrm?-
ist who would sell it at less than the
retail price specified by the manufac
turer. .Miller sold a iiantity of the
powder to a Cincinnati "cut rate"
llfiinirrrr in I phrlil.
Miller demurred to the suit, alleging
the contract with Freeman was In vlo
hit ion of the Valentine anti-trust law.
ml the judge maintained the deiuurr
r. declaring the contract in restraint
of Hade, against public policy, and a
clear violation of the law.
WILL CONTINUE TO
WAR UPON MOORS
pain Decides ft Sciul Further ICtv
iiij'ort t iiients and lo Hold Ter
ritory lYi-inaiiciitly. ; ,
.Madrid. Oct. 2 It Is u ndorslixntJ
here tne government has decided to
continue aggressive operations aalu:.r
the Moors. Reinforcements of lf.-t
oou men will he sent to Africa and
a regiment of lancers already has '
left. Mount Guruga will he penna-t
nently occupied and in addition the
Spaniards w ill hold a big piece of ter-
ritory with Tetun as base until the
payment by Morocco of an Indemnity
of $ 2,HM.0OO.
TOWN HALF DRY, HALF WET
Fine fur llriinkeiinexs in Prohi
bition Sect ion of IW-iMol, Temi.
IJristol. Temi., Oct. 2. To protect'
the Tennessee half of Hiistol, which
is "dry." against what be describes as!
a "threatened d luge of drunks" from
the "wet,'' or Virginia, half of the city.!
Koconh r T. .1. Furrow, beginning ytM-'
t'lday, will impose a minimum line oft
?2." for drunkenness and declares
"there is no guarantee that the fine i
will not he raised to a larger amount." !
This action was taken because the sa- j
bums of the Virginia half of the city;
were thrown open in accordance w jt4t
the court decision declaring the local
option tlection of July s. which wxi j
won by the 'wets,' to ,e legal.
BURGLARS FAIL IN
ATTEMPT TO ROB
Jolii , in.. Oct.' 2. Two' burglar.!
early today attempt! d to rob the Itraid-
wood postofli'-c. One was captured
ami the other t scaped. The prisoner
i of used to nive his name and was
iaken to Chicago.
HURT WHEN AN
San Autonio. Texas, Oct. 2. Six ,
j rso ns were fatally injured yester-.
day when the automobile in which
tlo-y were riding jumped over the
wall t f a i ulvett and fell into a ditch
feet below. The gasoline, tank ol
t ho machine exploded and ths ;!t-
was burned, but all the victims were
thrown clear of Hit; car.
Th' injured are:
.lack Foster, New Orleans.
Mrs. .1. 11. Hrack, San Antonio.
Kussell .Johnson. San Anlonio.
W. P.arry Cottam. Maria.
Mr. and Mrs. O. I). Wesley. Kan
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley were until -
recently lesldents of St. Louis. Cot
tam is one of the wealthiest cattle
men In West Texas, and the others
are well known. Physician say that
nil those in the party will dl.