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Fire DeNtroys Big Grain
Dockw and Freighter«
United States Concern Finds
Parcel Poet, Reduction of Kates by
Commerce Commission, Etc.,
Given As Reason.
New York—Directors of the United
Staten Express company voted unani
mously to liquidate Its affairs and dis
solve It In the shortest possible time.
A committee on liquidation which
embraces the reports of the leading
in teres tn in • the company, Including
Charles A. Peal>ody, president of the
Mutual Life Insurance company and
the chief financial adviser of the Har
riman estate; William A. Rood, Sen
ator W. Murray Crane, of Massachu
setts, and Haley Fiske, vice-president
of the Metropolitan Life Insurance
company, was appointed to undertake
the work of dissolution.
The precise means to be adopted for
realising on the company's assets were
not disclosed, but It Is thought likely
that a syndicate would be formed to
take them over so that they may be
disposed of to. the best advantage.
There have been various estimates
of the company's assets, but persons
familiar with their value assert that
the return to tho shareholers will be
between $90 and I lo() a share. There
is considerable real estate of value, as
well as costly equipment and outstand
Ing contracts with railroads, which It,
is expected will be tranferred to other I
express companies at a fair profit.
The success of the parcel post and
the recent order of the Interstate ;
Commerce commission resulting in a
16 per cent reduction In
charges are held directly responsible
for th«« company's retirement from
business after 60 years of continuous
of Federal Income Tax
New York—To test the validity of
the Federal Income tax act suit was
filed In the United States District
court hero to restrain the Union Pa
cific railroad company from paying
taxes under the new law. The peti
tioner, Frank It. Hrushaver, of Hrook-
lyn, a stockholder, maintains the In
come tsx is unconstitutional.
Mr. Hrushaver contends the income
tax law conflicts with the third clause
of the second section nf article one of
the Federal constitution In that while
it purports to be a tax on net Income
it is in fact a tax on the real and per
sonal property in which the net re
ceipts of the Union Pacific were in
vested and is a direct tax, and, there
He maintains moreover, that the
law is unconstitutional because it
seeks to impose a tax on Income re
ceived prior to its passage.
When the income tax law passed,
the complaint declares, there were
90,000,000 people in the United States,
but the tax under the law was so ap
portioned that only 499,000 of then«
felt it. This, it is asserted, is placing
the burden of the tax on slightly more
than one-half of one per cent of the
Among other objections is one that
owners of homes are not charged with
the rental value of such property,
while many renters, especially those
in the cities are taxable.
Likewise what is declared to be in
effect the exemption of farm products
consumed by the farmer during the
year is declared discriminatory against
others who are not allowed to deduct
living expenses from income.
King Objects to Slit.
Portland — Two great docks were
burned, nearly 8600,000 worth of
grain ruined, and two steamers badly
damaged by an early morning fire
which broke out at 4:12 Thursday
morning on Columbia dock No. 2, foot
of Albina avenue, and worked rapidly
northweet to tho foot of Randolph
street, four blocks away.
Springing from the Columbia No. 2
dock to the Royal Mail liner Glenroy,
and to the Montgomery No. 1 dock,
the fire consumed 8400,000 worth of
wheat, oats and barley owned by M.
H. Houser and stored on the two
docks. Thence it passed to the as
phalt laden coaster Cricket, whose
cargo of 4000 barrels of asphalt, a
quantity of sulphur and several drums
of gasoline soon was biasing.
The bulk of the damage was done
between the time of the first alarm
and 6 o'clock, when the wind, which
northweet In direction,
switched about and blew east.
fire stopped at the slip of the lower
Albina ferry, but the Cricket, break
ing loose, started downstream, bump
ed into the Montgomery No. 2 dock
and set it afire in a minor way and
went on downstream.
With the lucky change In the wind,
the firemen, who had laid lines at the
ferry slip, were enabled to stop the
blase at the yards of the Albina Fuel
company at the north end of the Mont
gomery No. 1 dock. But the whole
surface of the two docks biased away
until 7 o'clock before they were put
under control. Two cars of asphalt on
a siding on the Montgomery dock con
tained HO barrels of the product, and
the fierceness of the blase scorched
cars standing on East Water street
109 yards away. Red embers fell in
Union avenue and for four blocks in
any direction from the fire.
Quick and heroic work on the part
of engineers and watchmen saved the
two county ferries in Albina, the
Webster and the Mason. S. P. Lee,
watchman on the Mason, came up
from the bold at 4 :15 to find his boat
scorched. He started the engines and
conveyed the ferry single-handed to
the West Side slip.
Engineer Reece, of the Webster,
though not so near the blase, took bis
ferry out of the way, with the aid of
I. Isaacs, watchman.
information from Superintendent Mur-
nane, sent the crews of the ferries let
ters of thanks and congratulations.
First News of Antarctic
Disaster Is Retold
New York—Commander E. R. G. R.
Evans, royal navy, the last man who
saw Captain Scott, the Anaretic ex
plorer in life, reached New York Sat
urday on the steamship Oceanic, and
went at once to Washington, where |
he lectured before the National Geo-
Commander Evans told of the tragic
arrival of the search party which had
set out from the Terra Nova, after his
failure to return from his Polar dash.
to welcome toe party,
Evans had decorated the Terra Nova
as if for a gala occasion, with ribbons
and flags flying. As be stood on the
bridge, he descried only one man on
the shore, whom he made out to be
Lieutenant Victor Campbell.
“Through a megaphone 1 called to
him,” said Commander Evans.
you all right,” 1 shouted.
"Then I could hardly receive his
reply: 'Captain Scott reached the
South Pole January 18, last year, but
all are lost on the homeward march.
We have the records.’ "
Two Missionaries Safe.
Ixmdon—The safety of the two
Misses Black, of the British China In
land Mission, who were reported miss
ing after the burning and looting by
brigands of the town of Lao Hokow,
Hu Peh, Is confirmed in an official dis
patch from Pekin to the foreign office
The women escaped and ar
rived at Fan Chen, further down the
river Han Kiang.
Friday, 13th, Hoodoo On.
Chicago—Friday, the 13th, was un
lucky for truant husbands in Chicago.
Thirteen women appeared before the
clerk of the court of domestic relations
and swore out 13 warrants for 13
husbands on 18 charges of abandon
ment The warrants were sent to 13
Notes and Instructions from Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations
of Oregon and Washington. Specially Suitable to Pacific Coati Conditions
al are together. The purpose of the
"A Pig’s Chief Business Is
To Make a Hog of Himself.” feeder Is to supply them with all the
"A pig’s chief business is to make a
hog of himself,” is Professor Ham-
son’s way of answering the query,
“Why is s pig,” in his circular to the
Oregon school boys wbo enter the pig
In bis very evident desire to attend
strictly to his business, the pig should
have every encouragement. The own
er is especially anxious that he shall
succeed at the earliest possible mo
ment, since the most profit comes in
quick growth and early sale.
"Pigs should make a profit above
their keep," continues Mr. Samson.
‘‘They are the most economical meat
producers we have. They make more
meat from a given quantity of grain
than any other farm animals. A pig
will produce a pound of gain for every
four and a half pounds of grain, while
feed they can eat with as litte waste
as possible. Like boys and girls, pigs
get hungry between meals if fed but
twice a day, and are better off for
having something to eat oftener and
not so much at time.
“Pigs gain more economically when
fed with self-feeders because their
stomachs are working all the time,
making feed into meat.
likewise done with less labor than
when done by hand.
If the feeders
are filled up once a week not much is
required in the way of attention, and
feeding is not neglected by delays and
accidents in other work. If but one
or two pigs In the lot it is generally
better to feed by band, but they may
be fed three or four times a day. Re
member it is a pig’s business to make
a hog of himself, and it is yours to
help him do it quickly.
Man Beata Bear to Death.
Sacramento—With the unemployed
army safely isolated across the river
in Yolo county, while Sacramento and
Yolo counties fight out in tho courts
the* right to keep them there, the
prosecution of the leaders of the army
was started by the arraignment of the
men wbo were arrested as vagrants.
“General” James Kelley, with six
While Bankruptcy Trial Progreses
others, pleaded not guilty to the
Charges of Grand Larceny
charge of vagrancy and demanded jury
A vote was taken by the “army" to
march peaceably through Sacramento
New York—-While Henry Siegel,
on the way East, if the police would need of large department stores in
Permission was refused by New York, Chicago and Boston, was
the Sacramento officers.
testifying in a riotous bankruptcy
Chairman Stitt of the Yolo super bearing in the Federal building, the
visera, and District Attorney Bailey,
grand jury that has been investigating
of the same county, asked that the
Sacramento guards be removed from the failure of the Siegel stores tn N^w
the bridge and let the army disperse, York and the savings bank, returned
but this request also was turned down. three indictments against him and his
The Yolo officers then threatened to partner, Frank E. Vogel, in the bank
start injunction proceedings to enjoin ing enterprise.
Siegel and Vogel were taken to tbe
Sacramento from guarding the bridges
criminal court building, where they
and this action is now awaited.
The unemployed occupied a peculiar were arraigned and later released on
position, according to the Yolo county $25,000 bail each.
Three hundred angry depositors who
With water in the Yolo
Basin shutting off a march to the had been ejected from tbe bankruptcy
south, west and north, they say the hearing bunted around the Federal
army has only one direction to take building for Siegel in vain. At tbe
and that is eastward across the bridges time they were seeking to question
him he and his banking partner were
Harris Weinstock, a member of the before Judge Rosalsky pleading not
United States Industrial
Relations I guilty.
One of the indictments charges
commission, interviewed "General”
Kelley in the county jail and obtained Siegel and Vogel with grand larceny
Kelley’s views on the labor conditions. in that they made false statements to
He showed Kelley bow futile would be tbe Bank of Commerce in order to bor
Tbe other indictment
a trip to Washington and Kelley fin row $25,000.
ally admitted that such a trip would alleges that the two bankers accepted
deposits when they knew tbe bank of
Henry Siegel & Co. to be insolvent.
Siegel testified on tbe stand at tbe
bankruptcy proceedings that he did
not invest capital in the private bank
that bore his name. Miss Jessie Mar
Washington, D. C. — Grain of last
tin interrupted his testimony and said
year’s crop remaining on farms March that she had a right to represent the
1 was reported by the department of depositors at the hearing.
agriculture as follows :
Wheat, 151,- urged to stop. When she refused she
was led from the courtroom.
809,000 bushels, or 19.9 per cent of
hundred depositors woo were standing
the 1913 crop remained on farms, i about the corridors clso were put out
About 53.9 per cent of the 1913 crop for shouting threats
Siegel testified he
will be shipped out of counties where against Siegel.
and Vogel signed a note and purchased
fixtures for the bank.
Corn, 866,392,000 bushels, or 35.4
They admitted they accepted depos
per cent, remained on farms. About its and made them act as a floating
17.2 per cent will be shipped. Pro capital for the bank. He declared be
portion of crop merchantable 80.1 had no money to pay what he owed
and he declined to answer a question
Oats, 416,476,000 bushels, or 27.4 whether an entry was made on the
per cent, remained on farms.
About books of the stores when they borrow
26.5 per cent will be shipped.
ed from the bank on the ground that it
Barley, 44,126,000 bushels, or 24.8 might incriminate him.
pe cent, remained on farms. About
48.4 per cent will be shipped.
Stocks of grain on farms March 1
in Northwestern states (expressed in
millions of bushels) follow:
Washington, D. C. — Dispatch of
Wheat Corn Oats Barley
two additional regiments of American
Washington ... ........... «4
Oregon.............. ........... 1.7
infantry to Eagle Paas and Laredo,
Tex. to allay fears of raids oy Mex
icans, and the aDpearance in Washing
ton of General Felix Diaz and friends
with a new plan to solve the Mexican
problem were the chief developments
Washington, D. C.—The department in the Mexican situation recently.
The troops—the Ninth and Seven
of agriculture recently reported tbe teenth regiments—were ordered to the
result of the.experiments to test tbe border at the request of Senator Shep
effect of oaU on the flavor of milk. pard and Representative Gamer. Tbe
These experiments showed that oats latter told the President there was a
good deal of cash in the border banks
do not have the beneficial effect on
and Americans wanted* to be protected
the flavor of milk which many dairy against any raid or invasion which
men believe. But as corn and bran might result from sensational over
constituted the ration tested against night developments at any time in the
oats, the public has gained the im Mexican situation.
Mr. Gamer also said many cattle
pression erroneously that the depart had disappeared lately and residents
ment recommends the feeding of corn of the state believed Mexicans were
and bran to improve the flavor of responsible. The request for addition
Of 50 opinions expressed re al troops was discussed at the cabinet
meeting and decided on by the Presi
garding the flavor of the samples 25
dent, who communicated his approval
preferred the milk from cows fed corn to the secretary of war.
and bran. As 16 preferred the milk
from cows fed oats and nine expressed
no choice, it does not appear that
either ration has any decided advant
age over the other.
Chehalis, Wash. — William Hager
There can be no great superiority in
the bran and corn when one-half of man and his wife, Artie Hsgerman,
the opinions either were indifferent or were shot and killed Wednesday night
by Tom Hardin, who also made a mur
were in favor of the other milk.
In view of these experiments the de derous assault on bis own wife, Mrs.
partment does not recommend the Rosey Hardin, leaving her for dead,
feeding of bran and corn to improve and then killed himself.
The triple tragedy occurred at the
the flavor of milk. Oats, corn, alfal
fa hay, cottonseed meal, linseed meal, Hagerman home on lower Pacific ave
bran, gluten and other good feeds for nue. Chehalis.
Mrs. Hardin is lying at the point of
dairy cows, when properly fed in reas
onable amounts, produce a fine-flav death at a local hospital and is not ex
ored milk, but there is no substantial pected to recover.
The shooting was the outcome of
evidence that any one of them is su
perior to any of the others in this re domestic troubles, Hardin resenting
the presence of his wife in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Hagerman, who had
given her refuge.
Mrs. Fels to Contribute.
Hardin was 55 years old and his
Philadelphia—Funds for the promo
tion of the cause of the single tax idea
in this country and abroad, to which
"Cleanup Week” Created.
the late Joseph Fels contributed, will
San Francisco — H. L. Simpson,
continue to receive support from his
widow, it was announced here. Speak chairman of the Fire Prevention com
ing for Mrs. Fels, Walter Coats, of mittee of the World’s Insurance con
"No movement will gress, has requested that Governor
be dropped, no cause forgotten, that Johnson issue a proclamation designat
ing April 18, the date of the San Fran
had the support of Mr. Fels.”
It is estimated that Mr. Fels spent cisco disaster in 1906, a "fire preven
more than a quarter of a million dol tion” day for the state of California.
lars every year in promoting the cause In reply Governor Johnson has suggest
of the single tax in various countries. ed that an entire week be set aside as
"clean-up" week.” The various civic
organizations and women's Clubs of
Paris—The minister of colonies re the state are said to be giving their*
ceived a cable dispatch from the gov hearty support to the movement.
ernor general of Madagascar saying
Coal 157.80 Ton in F»«’ North.
that a cyclone and tidal wave devas
tated the northwest region of the is
Salt Lake City—A shipm. t of 300
land March 3.
tone of Utah coal just sent to Alaska
Sixteen persons were killed and will cost $57.80 a ton when delivered.
several vessels sunk, including the The coal is billed to a mining company
schooners Marsouin and Jeanne d’Arc. operating dredges north of Nome. It
Hundreds of buildings were destroyed will be hauled overland by dog sledge
or seriously damaged.
Head of Siegel-Cooper Depart
ment Store In Toils.
Much of Wheat Crop
Remains With Farms
sheep require six pounds of grain for
one of gain, and cattle require ten
pounds of grain for one of gain.
"To get the pig up to one hundred
pounds of weight in such condition
that he will put on gains rapidly and
cheaply up to two hundred pounds, is
the problem of the owner, whether
farmer or school boy. At that weight
the pig will dress the highest per
centage of good meat and bring top
prices on the market
V'The first half of the pig's life is
chiefly growing and maintaining vig
or, and the last half chiefly putting on
fat though of course he grows, too.
His capacity for feed should be in
creased without injuring his digestive
system during the first part of his
life, and that capacity should be satis
fied to the utmost during the last part
of his life.
"In his early life, as soon as be is
weaned, the pig should be put on pas
ture if possible, and given plenty of
feed. The kind of feed will depend
upon the kind of pasture that he gets.
For pasture, clover or alfalfa is first
choice; then comes rape, oats, vetch
and Canada field peas, in the order
named. With any of the foregoing
pastures the pig should get about one
pound of grain for each fifty pounds of
his weight, and four pounds (pints) of
milk a day. This should keep him in
"A very good daily gain for pigs
fed twice a day by hand is one and
three-fourths pounds. Fed by self-
feeders or three or four times a day
they often gain two or more pounds a
day. If designed for the show, the'
rate of grain should be regulated by
feeding so that be will be in the best
condition at about the time the fair is
They ought to weigh 100
pounds about two months before they
are to be shown.
But holding back
applies only to preparing pigs for
show. When raising them for profit
there should be no bolding back.
"At present prices of grain it pays
to grind the small grains, and even
the corn may be ground for the last
few weeks of fattening.
"It hardly ever pays to soak the
feed, or, with the exception of pota
toes, to cook it. Very hard wheat and
barley may be soaked for twelve
hours when it is impossible to get
But in general pigs
like their feed better fed raw and un
"There is no advantage in mixing
the dry feed with the skim milk. If
fed separately the pigs are not requir
ed to take more liquid than is good
for them in taxing what feed they
"Here are some good rations for
$225,000 Ship Launched.
Ixmg Beach, Cal.—The steel schoon
er Alvarado, built at a cost of $225,-
000, to carry lumber between Los An
geles and Columbia river points, was
Hatch, 13 years old, daughter of P. E.
Hatch, christened the vessel.
Long Beach Women’s Christain Tem
perance Unoin endeavored to substi
tute water for champagne in the cere
mony, but without effect. The Alva
rado's lumber carrying capacity will
be 1,400,000 feet. The vessel's length
Is 250 feet.
Brussels — Albert, king of the Bel
gians, on seeing a woman at a court
ball wearing a sift skirt recently,
whispered to his court marshal, who
thereupon offered his arm to the lady
in the most deferential manner and
escorted her from the ballroom.
When they arrived outside, the
court marshal said:
“His Majesty noticed that your
Founder Leaves Moose Party.
gown was torn on one side, and asked , Indianapolis—William A. Pender
me to escort you to your carriage so
gast, who placed Theodore Roosevelt
that you could go home and have the
in nomination for the Presidency at
the Progressive national convention,
will make the principal address at the
Launching Set for May 11.
Bath, Me.—The racing sloop Defi Republican state convention to be held
ance, a candidate for defense of the here April 22 and 23.
This announcement was made by
America's cup, will be launched on
May 11. according to George M. Pyn- Will H. Hays, Republican state chair
Mr. Pendergast, who is comp
chon, of New York, managing director man.
of the Tri-City syndicate, which is troller of New York City, announced
building the boat here.
Thia is the last November his withdrawal from
first date definitely announced for the the Progressive party, which he had
launching of any of the trio of yachts helped to found.
will enter the elimination
trials.________ __ _ ___
Army of Unemployed Is
Cause of Great Strife
GOOD ENOUGH TO GO ON A TRAIN.
good condition and growing fast. If
the milk cannot be bad, tankage may
be mixed with the grain at the rate of
one pound of tankage to nine and a
half pounds of grain with rape pas
ture, or one part tankage to twelve
parts grain with any of the other pas
“When the pigs reach the 100-pound
mark they may be removed from the
pasture and their grain mixtures in
creased from two pounds a day to
three and a half pounds a day. After
three days it is increased another
pound, and so on for two weeks, when
they are eating six pounds a day.
Should they fail to eat their food up
clean within half an hour after they
are fed, they are given a little less
until their appetite comes back, when
.'he feed is increased as before.
"But be careful not to get them off
their feed if possible, since it is easier
to keep them going than to get them
started back again after a balk.
ter they have got used to eating all
they can in thirty minutes,
should be fed in a self-feeder if sever-
Hoquiam—John Bunch, a rancher in
the Upper Quiniault valley, killed a
large black bear recently aftor a des
perate fight with nature's own wea
pons—stones and clubs— as he was
without his gun.
His two dogs at
tacked the bear, otherwise their owner
probably would have been Killed.
An old country woman stepped into
The dogs and owner were consider
ably mussed up and the latter's supply a suburban drug store and laid on the
counter a prescription for a mixture
of clothing was reduced.
containing two decigrammes of mor
Policewomen Practice Shooting.
The druggist exercised the utmost
Chicago—Ten policewomen, recently
appointed and now under course of in care in weighing the dangerous drug.
struction in the police school, will
carry revolvers and attend monthly “Don’t be so stingy; It’s for an or
target practice, if an order now being phan girl.”—Lippincott’s.
considered by James Gleason, chief of
According to Dr. Clement Lucas, of
police, goes into effect.
women take daily shooting practice England, the human 'family is likely
I now, in anticipation of being armed.
to become a one-toed race.
“1. Ground barley nine parts, tank
age one part.
"2. Ground wheat ten parts, tank
age one part.
"3. Corn in the ear nine parts,
tankage one part.
“4. Corn, ground, nine parts, tank
age one part.
"5. Grain one part, skim milk one
**A mixture of grains is more profit
able than a single grain.
in equal parts, or if one is much
cheaper than the other use more of
Sizing Up a Host.
Teacher—What is a host. Tommie?
Tommie—I don’t know, ma'am.
"Suppose your father gave a dinner
to a number of his friends, what would
“He’d be the ‘goat,’ I reckon."—
Sweden is on the verge of national
prohibition of alcoholic beverages and
Russia Has Fund for Science.
The meteorological service of Rus
sia finds itself in the position, rare in
the experience of European scientific
institutions, of having ample funds
for its present needs and future devel
opment, thanks to a liberal increase
in its budget recently authorised by
Mrs. Twickembury Again.
“You don’t mean to say that young
Smith is married!” exclaimed* Mrs.
“Why, he's nothing
but a sapling.”—Christian Register.
Two More Regiments
Are Sent to Border
Oats Fed to Cows Do
Not Flavor Milk
Shoots Wife, Friends,
Then Commits Suicide