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VOL. XXIX. XO. 15,059.
PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1909.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WEDS FAIR WIDOW
FORCE DOWN RATE
TO COAST CITIES
TO PAY ANY TAX
MAY WHEAT GOES
ARTHUR CCRZQX DEFIES FAM
MANILA'S TRAFFIC BUT SLIGHT
JLY DELAYED. .
PREFERS JAIL TO GOING BACK
Storm God Brings Rain
WEATHER MAN WORKING HARD
Will Try to Have Clear Skies
CROWDS HAPPY, BUT WET
No Iet-np In Preparation for Cere
monies, as Promise of Better
Weather Gives Hope to
WASHINGTON, March 3. (Special.)
Professor Edward B. Oarrlott, who is
bossing: the wind and rain machine at
the National capital, predicts that to
morrow will be fair, a little cooler than
today. It may be the professor knows
what he is talking- about, but he looks
worried. All day long: the downpour
has been steady and heavy.
Although there are 200,000 visitors in
the city tonight, the main thorough
fares are deserted by all save the um
brella brigade, composed mostly of
folks seeking- places to lodge for the
night. The lobbies and corridors of
hotels are packed and Jammed with a
wet and bedraggled representation of
Thunder Storm Rages.
Thunder and lightning- performed in a
manner to rival the brilliance of the
. electrical display arranged by human
hands. The vast majority of the folks,
however, are accepting an excessively
moist situation as gracefully as though
their voting precincts were located In
Iater in the day ' the rain turned to
-elect, and by nlghtrall the city was
sheathed with ice. Trains bound for the
city were seriously delayed, and In some
cases utterly blocked, by the violence of
; the storm. If the weather continues it
will be impossible to hold the contem
After midnight the rain had turned into
snow and the storm showed no signs of
abating. Pennsylvania avenue down which
the parade will march, was covered with
an inch of slush.
However threatening and disagreeable
the weather, there is no let-up In prepar
ations for the event of tomorrow.
The big Unirtn Station is receiving train
load after trainload of visitors. Sailors
from the battleship fleet are arriving.
Soldiers from Cuba and the Philippines
are shivering in line, and the National
Guard men from the surrounding coun
try are marching to their quarters. The
parade order has been issued and places
in line assigned, and the finishing
touches been placed to the very last de
tail. Taft Shaking ITands.
- At the Boardman residence the Presi-
l1pnt.ol.rt has ttoon .h.t.1 i
. - - ouaAiiig nanus all
Jday long, while at the White House the
President is saying good-bye to hun
Jdreds of friends. Legislators in the
I Senate and House wings of the Capitol
M are wrangling and struggling with
R odds and ends of legislation.
I Owners of plate-glass store fronts
t along Pennsylvania avenue have an
army of men employed in the construc
tion of barricades in order that their
windows may not be broken when the
Immense throng that surges into every
vacant space that it may view the 50,
000 men who will march in honor of
the man who is to be the head of the
Lights Still Shine.
The electric lights in the decorations
ere winking defiantly through the storm
as though to assure the construction
gangs that their work has been well 'done,
while the lighted dome of . the Capitol is
signaling to the lanterns on the posts
guarding the entrance to the White House
grounds a message that the lawmakers
are there busy grinding, and will have
many documents awaiting the signature
of the President when he repairs to his
room in the big buildir.g tomorrow.
PROGRAMME OF IXAl'CCKATION
Arrangements for Induction or Taft
WASHINGTON. March 3. Weather
conditions will govern the time con-
; aumed by the inaugural ceremonies.
If it is fair, cool and pleasant, the ex
J erclses on the stand in front of the
Capitol will be prolonged in order that
the audience attending the proceed
ings in the Senate chamber may make
Its way through the narrow corridors
to the Inaugural stand in time to see
Mr. Taft take the oath of office. In
the event of rain, Mr. Taft will imme
diately take the oath and begin his ad
dress. From 9 to 9:30 A. M. the Cabinet officers,
the Joint inaugural committee of the
Senate and .House and others will as
semble at the White House and at 10
o'clock the start--for the capitol will be
made by the. President. President-elect,
iiwnTnl1tf.il "Vi K ' ti i t anil j-tthar- n
As there, wilj be veterans In the parade.
Concluded on Pass &-
Romance Starting at Beach Is Aided
by Illness and Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO, March 3. Spclal.)
The love of Arthur N. Curzon, of Hamil
ton, Ont., a cousin of Lord Curzon, former
Viceroy of India, for Mrs. Evelyn Pitt
man, a beautiful young widow, has tri
umphed over the opposition of his family.
The couple were married at San Jose, and
accompanied by Sydney Curzon, an elder
brother, sent to San Francisco to prevent
the wedding, they have gone to Los
Angeles on a honeymoon trip.
Arthur M. Curzon arrived In San Fran
cisco about two months ago. His lavish
expenditures' for wine and automobiles
drew attention to him at the cafes and
beach resorts. He cashed drafts for $1000
every other day.
Curzon met Mrs. Pittman on one of his
excursions to the beach. When he was ill
she nursed him, and during his convales
cence, the courtship progressed rapidly.
Friends of the family wired to his rela
tives of his infatuation for the charming
widow and of his Intention to marry her.
Sydney Curzon was dispatched to San
Francisco post haste. Hearing of his
coming, the couple determined to get mar
ried. In an automobile they left the city
on the day Sydney Curzon arrived. Sydney
accepted the marriage philosophically,
and is now with the couple In Los An
geles. UNCLE SAM IS "SLOW PAY'
Sends Gralnbuyer Draft for $1000
After 4 5 Years.
PONTIAC, 111., March 3. (Special.)
After waiting 45 years, John Baker, an
aged resident of the vicinity, who was a
grainbuyer for the Northern armies dur
ing the Civil War, has received a draft
from the United States Government for
$1000 for a shipment which had been pur
chased by Mr. Baker during the Civil
War for the Government.
Mr. Baker was commissioned by Gov
ernor Yates to go through Central Illinois
and purchase grain. He bought and paid
for one consignment on one occasion, but,
through some blunder, the grain was
never shipped, but rotted at the station.
Mr. Baker had given up hopes of ever
securing pay for this consignment, so it
came as a great surprise.
FILIPINOS FOUND CHURCH
Xatlve Methodists Leave Parent
Body; Presbyterians May Follow.
MANILA, March 4. Nicholas Seamora,
a leading Filipino preacher, has with
drawn from the Methodist Episcopal
Church and, with 1000 followers, organized
the Evangelical Methodist Church of the
Philippines. It is planned to elect Rev.
Mr. Seamora bishop of the new organi
zation. Two native ministers and a dozen
local preachers fn the Methodist Episco
pal Church have joined the movement.
It is possible -that a similar moveme'nt
will be started in the Presbyterian
Church. There appear to be no doctrinal
differences between Mr. Seamora and his
followers and the Methodist Episcopal
faith, and apparently they were actuated
only by the dasire for a completely inde
SPECIAL SESSION IS SURE
Governor Said to nave Received
"pledges From Majority.
SALEM. Or., March 3. (Special.)
Though Governor Benson has not called a
special session of the Legislature and has
not declared that he will, no doubt is
said to exist that the Legislature will be
in session within the present month, -and
probably in the next two weeks.
The Governor has replied to Inquires
that he w-UJiot call a special session un
til he has assurance that only the passage
of the appropriation bill will be under
taken. He has received the promise that
nothing else will be taken up from nearly
a majority. A call for a special session
may. therefore, be expected at any time.
USES PRESIDENT'S LETTER
Filipino Solicits Funds on Strength
of Note From Roosevelt.
BOSTON. March 3. A letter from
President Roosevelt by Rafael Binayaga.
a Killpina, used to secure money from
Boston men on false pretenses, it is alleg
ed, and today the young mam pleaded guiN
ty in court. He was charged with ask
ing for money to aid fellow countrymen
who were students in America.
As credentials he showed the Roosevelt
letter written two years ago. In reply
to one Binayaga had sent to the Presi
dent, inquiring the condition of the
President's son, Archibald, who was ill
at the time.
ILLINOIS SOLONS FIGHT
Bitter Words Lead to Torn Collars,
but Not to Blows.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., March 3. Dis
sension which bad been apparent be
tween the two factions of the Demo
cratic minority came to a political cli
max today in an executive session of
the judiciary appropriation, committee
of the House of Representatives. Bit
ter words between Minority Leader
O'Neill Browne and Representative
Iants were followed by a physical
struggle in which the collars of the
two were disarranged but no blow
Will, Meet April 9 to
ACTION TAKEN BY UNION CLUB
Stormy Discussion Followed
by Unanimous' Vote.
PRECINCT MEETINGS FIRST
Each Precinct to Have Three Dele
gates and Advisory Coinmittee of
Nine Will Select Names
That May Be Voted On.
Republicans of this city will hold a
convention Saturday. April 9, for the pur
pose of suggesting to the voters at the
primaries to be held May g the most avail
able candidates for the various municipal
offices. Three delegates to this conven
tion are to be selected from each pre
cinct, the delegates so selected to be certi
fied to the secretary or the City Repubi
can Central Committee not later than
Saturday, April 2. S. C. Pier, president
of the Union Republican Club, which initi
ated the movement for a convention, has
been authorized to appoint a committee
consisting of nine representative Repub
licans which shall recommend to the City
Central Committee the name of one or
more candidates for the various city of
fices. This committee will be named some
time next week.
This was the conclusion reached at a
mass meeting of 200 Republicans held In
the Selling-Hirsch hall last night. While
the vote on the motion to hold the con
vention was unanimous, its adoption was
preceded by a debate of two hours, which,
for animation and warmth, discounted
that of many of the old-time political con
ventions. For the purpose of devising
some definite programme for electing
delegates' from the various precincts, a
meeting of the members of the City
Central Committee has been called to be
held in the Selling-Hirach building next
Report by Committee of Ten.
Provision for a city convention was
made through the adoption of a report
to that effect which was submitted by a
committee of ten members of the L'nion
Republican Club, as follows: S. C. Pier,
Dr. J. Whitcomb Broughcr, General
Charles F. Beebe. J. F. Kertchem, E. B.
Col well. Dr. Andrew C. Smith, Dr. J. A.
Pettit. A. 'B. Manley, W. D. Fenton and
J. T. Gregg. This report and its recom
mendations were as follows:
We. your committee, beg leave to submit
the following report as to the best method
of achieving Republican success and con
ducting th preliminary work for the com
ing election as outlined by our primary law.
First That an assemblage of Republicans
be held under the auspices of the Repub
lican party, represented through and by the
Republican City Central Committee.
It ia our Judgment that there should be
three representatives selected by the Repub-
, (Continued on Page 4.)
Nonunion Men Found for Cars and
Many Union Men Leave
Ranks of Strikers.
MANILA, March 3. The carmen and
otheremployes of the Manila street rail
way system went on strike this morning,
following an all night meeting at labor
headquarters, to enforce a series of de
mands. These Include an Increase In pay
and a rearrangement of hours and were
presented to the street railway company
A few men returned to work and .de.
clared that many of the other men did
not approve of the strike, but that the
leaders kept the doors of the hall where
the meeting was held, locked until after
the hour this morning when the men
should have reported for work. The lead
er's declare that they kept the doors
locked in order to prevent spies leaving
Most of the cars are being operated by
the company with nonunion Filipinos and
Americans. A. strong force of police is
guarding the cars, but there has been no
violence. While small, crowds gathered,
demonstrations were not attempted.
GOVERNMENT LOSES POINT
Falls to Prove Legal Tariff In Stan
dard Case Published.
CHICAGO, March 3. The Government
In the re-trial of the rebate case against
the Standard Oil Company of Indiana to
day attempted without success to prove
that the 18-cent tariff, wliich the of
ficials of the oil company profess to
know nothing about was published legally
ln tariff No. 24.
Edward B. Casey, general agent of the
Chicago & Alton Railroad, Identified a
rate which hung In the Chicago freight
office when he was local agent.
The Elklns act then was discussed until
Private detectives swan through the
corridors during the hearing-of the case
and even penetrate into Judge Ander
son's courtroom. Each has a particular
person upon whom he is supposed to
SAVED CHILDREN FROM FIRE
Gold Meda! for Girl Hero of Steamer
WASHINGTON, March 3. The hero
ism of a little girl In saving the lives of
nine children will be recognlxed at the
Capitol on March 18, when a gold medal
will be presented to Miss Mary McCann,
about to graduate from 'the Florencs
Crlttenton Training School of Washing
ton. The girl saved the children at the
time of the destruction of the Steamer
General Slocum, June 15, 1904.
HILL ACTING CHAIRMAN
Maine Man to Succeed Hitchcock on
WASHINGTON. March- 3. Governor
John 1L Hill, of Maine, member of the
Republican National Committee from
that state, was today nominated as
acting chairman of the committee by
Frank H. Hitchcock.
NA PATHETIC MOMENT.
Indirect Effect of Spo
DUE TO WATER COMPETITION
Commission's Opinion Makes
Rates Now Too High.
NEW SUITS WILL RESULT
Spokane Likely to Ask Reductions on
Other Commodities Long; Con
test in Courts Probable
ORBGONIAN NEWS BURKAV, Wash
ington. March 3. Under the decision of
the Interstate Commerce Commission In
the Spokane rate case, Portland. Seattle
and other Pacific Coast points are ex
pected to enter complaint against the
present transcontinental rates on the
commodities enumerated in Spokane's pe
tition. The Commission recognize the
right of coast points to enjoy as low or
lower rates than Spokane, because of wa
ter competition, but on the specific com
plaint of Inland cities, has reduced the
Spokane rates on about 30 commodities
below the present rate to Portland and
other points because the rates are held to
be excessive. Until complaint Is filed by
the coast clt!s, however, the commis
sion cannot readjust through rates to the
Moreover, It Is anticipated that Spokane.
following up yesterday's decision, will en
ter a complaint on commodities other than
those enumerated In lti original complaint
and will ask, and unquestionably receive.
the benefits of a general reduction In ad
dition to the order of yesterday. In thin
respect the Spokane reduction will un
doubtedly be followed by a similar reduc
tion to the coast.
It is Improbable that the railroads will
allow such a sweeping reduction in their
rates to be made without a fight to the
highest court, nor are the Spokane mer
chants likely to concede the lawfulness
of the water competition rates to coast
cities until they have made a like tit
It may therefore be expected that before
May 1, the date act by the commission
for the reduced Spokane rates to take
effect, an Injunction will hold up the ap
plication of the new rates pending final
decision, which may not be rendered for
two or three years.
SHIPPERS TO DECIDE ACTION
Effect of Decision Decidedly Favor
able to Portland.
No decision has been reached byPort
land commercial interests to start a
"backfire" on the Spokane rate deci
sion and enter complaint against the
present transcontinental rates on the
(Concluded on rage 4 )
Fair Suffragette In Wlnry City Says
"Taxation Without Represen
tation in Tyranny."
CHICAGO, March 3. (Special.)
Viola B. Squires. 1972 Kenmore ave
nue, will defy the city to collect her
personal taxes and will go to Jail. If
necessary, in the cause of woman
As a champion of the voteless sex,
she wrote a letter to the County Attor
ney almost daring him to proceed In
his collection, using as her argument
the Immortal phrase of the Revolu
tionary War, "taxation without repre
sentation is tyranny."
"I am sick of the notoriety which my
action has caused." she said today,
"but nevertheless I am going to stand
my ground regardless of whatever ac
tion the County .Attorney may see fit
"It Is not for myself alone that I
wrote letter, but for others of my sex.
"Unless women are permitted to have
an equal way In the fixing of taxes
they should not be compelled to pay
them. I have started the movement,
now let my colleagues Join hands with
me In what will eventually result In
their deliverance from domineering
Miss Squires Is not a member of any
suffrage organization, although she
admitted that she might Join one In
the near future.
SAYS ROOSEVELT MAY DIE
Former - Guide Prophesies Malaria
on Dark Continent.
GLENWOOIi SPRINGS. Colo.. March 3.
"If President Roosevelt persists In going
to South Africa he probably will not re
This statement was made today by Jake
Borah, the guide who piloted President
Roosevelt on his Colorado hunting trip,
and who was Invited to go to Africa
Borah says that President Roosevelt
has malaria In hls-pstem and that he
would not be 24 hours in Africa before
being stricken with the fever. Borah
made known today tho fact "that the
President was 111 of malaria four days
while In Colorado.
SENATE HONORS FAIRBANKS
-Majority Gives Costly Sliver Service;
Minority Fine Lovlng-Cup.
WASHINGTON. March S. Behi..d'
closed doors the Senate today paid
Vice-President Fairbanks one of the
most remarkable tributes ever given
to a presiding officer. He was pre
sented with a magnificent silver ser
vice, costing J11S5. as the gift of the
entire body of Senators, and with a
loving cup as the present of the Dem
The presentation was made by Sen
ator McCi-- .ber. who spoke of .the Vice
President's ability and his devotion to
work. Senator Daniel spoke for the
minority, dilating upon Mr. Fairbanks'
Mr. Fairbanks exhibited deep feeling
In his reply. Then prnctieally the whole
Senate surrounded the rostrum, and all
shook hands with Mr. Fairbanks.
MUSICIANS IN TROUBLE
Boston Symphony Player 9 Arretted
In Bay City on Serious Charge.
BOSTON. March 3. A round trip to the
Pacific Coast, In which Daniel Mar
quarre. flute soloist of the Boston Sym
phony Orchestra, and Mrs. Mathilda
Ienom, wife of another symphony player,
participated, had Its climax today in the
Supreme Court here when both pleaded
not guilty to a statutory offense, and
railing to furnish J3 ball were sent to
jail to await trial.
The pair disappeared pimiiltaneously ln
November. They were located recently
by Mr. Lenom ln San Francisco, where
Mrs. Inom had opened a millinery store
and Marqmirre was giving music lessons.
They were arretted at the request of the
TAFT'S SALARY IS $75,000
No Extra Allowance for TraveliiiK.
Oilier Salary Increases Lost.
WASHINGTON. March 3.-The salary
of the President has nern definitely fixed
at STS.ooo per annum, without an ad
ditional allowance for traveling expenses.
The Senate Inserted an amendment ln
the bill giving the President a salary of
JWO.OOO a year. The lloiwe reduced the
amount to J73.0 and the conference on
that measure resulted In the adoption of
the House figures.
The Senate lost all of Its amendments
for Increase of ealarles for the Vice
President, the Speaker of the House and
the Supreme Court Justices.
PENSION BILL MAY FAIL
Conferees Fall to Agree -on Consoli
dation of Agencies.
WASHINGTON. March 3. Conferees
on the. pension appropriation bill failed
to reach an agreement tonight. They
separated at 11 o'clock with the amend
ment relating to the proposed consoli
dation of tbe pension mgenelea aUU In
dispute. It la poslblo the bill will fail
Light Receipts Throw
Market Into flurry.
PATTEN CALLS RISE NORMAL
Bull Leader Quoted as Saying
$1.30 Not Impossible.
RESERVE REPORTS SHRINK
Argentine, Indian. Australian and
Home Supplies All Reported to
Be Vnder Former Esti
mates of Quantity.
CHICAGO. March . Speclal- In a "
constantly Increasing crescendo of excite
ment, during which James A. Patten was
the coolest" man In the active trading.
May wheat clambered up to a new high
level today, reaching within half a cent
of SI. 30. In the turmoil, the bull leader
kphflosophlcally defended his position that
present values are Justified by the funda
mental conditions of the trade supply
and demand and he had little trouble In
shoving the price peg upward at tha
At the close May wtieat was above
yesterday and July had gained 'me. The
backset in the closing minutes was due to
a rumor, afterwards vigorously denied,
that Patten had advised his friends to
take their protits on July.
R ti mors Boom Prices.
It was a combination of bullish influ
ences that set the pits wild and shoved
May up to 11. First came advices
from abroad that the Liverpool and Con
tinental markets were higher on account
of unexpected bullish news from South
America, India and Australia.
For Instance, a correspondent who com
piles estimates on Argentine reports for
a leading American machinery concern,
revised his former figures downward, es
timating the exportable surplus of Arg-n-
tine at 8.1.O0O.0K0 instead of lHO.OOO.OoO bush
els, which was his former estimate. The
official (lsures given out in December
were i:!4.00.O) bu.ihels.
Winter Crop Short.
Vnfavorable reports on the Winter
wheat crop came In with some persist
ency from Kansas. Texas. Illinois. Mich
igan and Missouri. Kansas renewed the
Ht ories that Hessian fly was making in
roads on the fields In a bad way.
In the sensitive state of the market all
these reports, whether Justified or not by
the cold facts, had their effect. The
greatest excitement of the day. and tha
highest prices.' followed sensational fig
ures from Nebraska. These were com
piled by a private elevator firm and cov
ered only a part of the state. They
(Contlnud on I'age 4 )
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
The IV rather.
YESTKRDAT'S Maximum temperature. 62. 1
1 v s r ees ; minimum, 4 a. 4 d e k rees.
TODAY'S Clearing, with westerly winds.
Japan shows rapid return of subjects from
l'nl led State. IMffe 4.
Terrible disaster a man g flower boats svt
Canton. luC 4.
lioupe committee recommend" new law to
govern Secret Service. Pace 2.
Bourne abandons hope of Toung'i confirma
Rooeit prat e- Sperry's work In command
of tleet. face -.
Filibustering "kill! provision In i.enal code
for tooi at election. iae li.
Spokane rate decision may cause Coast
rlti! to demand reductions, i'age 1.
Tafts toe to White Home j euesia of
Uoone cits. 1'age 5
GarileM d' fers action on Deschutrp Railroad
till power question la Invest iKated,
Taft writes eulogy of Koc.sevelt. Pas 3.
Rumors of wheat scare! t y boosts price to
ftl.lU'a. l'ate 1
Manila streetcar men strike. Patre, 1.
Lord Shoito Uo'icltis latest victim r turns
from hldins place li Mxic. I'ege
Cousin of l.o rd Curzon marries Ca Hforni.
w idow axatn!t family's wishes I'hkc I.
Chicago woman refuses t pity taxes unless
allowed 10 vote. I'age 1.
"I.urk" Baldwin's will Med. containing pre
cautions an a mat contest. Pae ;t.
Comlskey epect-d to name new leader of
While S41X. Pace 7.
Grand Jury investigates O'Connell-Helnrich
wrestling bout. Page 7.
Jeffries 5! yen ovation on arrival In New
York. Page 7.
Commercial and Mai tne.
Gradual advance in Oreson hp prices.
Wheat, oats and corn sell at nea hinh rec
ord marks at Chlcaso. pare 1 Zt.
EfTvtt of Ppkane rate decision on stock
market. Pace 15.
Stax Sand dock fa! Into river. Tsro 15.
Conference of state officers of Washing
ton developed t rm of ar.cry pr-itesT at
resolui ion for Investigation. Pau t.
Morlts Thomsen. of Sentt ie. gets rotho.d
In Portland milling; ImMnes.--. Pape ;
Jobs of newly-appointed Tax Commtssinn
ers ntnxe on decision of McG inn auiU
Portland and trinity.
Republicans to hold city convention April
l. Paae 1.
.Mrs. Morton B. Jacobs sues to have altered
secret divorce of husband set avsnie.
Attorney Towrsend opens f;r Government in
land-it rant suit. Pus 11.
Ptreeteur company makes new proposition
to aity for 01-entng of Madison brlda.
Auditor Harhur may refuse to sign, war
rant for city lighting. Pago t.