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THE MORNING OREGOXIAN, THURSDAY, MAY 13, 1909.
LOSSES If! GLASS
Pennsylvania Senator Says
Investment Melted Like
Monte Carlo Bet.
TARIFF DEBATE DRAGS ON
Gore Accuses Standpatters of Making
Retailers Scapegoats and Craw
ford Urges Free Trade in
WASHINGTON, May 12. After a. de
late of several hours In the Senate today
on the window glass schedule of the
tariff bill, Aldrlch asked that the para
graph be passed over. Some other sec
tions relating to glass manufactured ar
ticles that previously had been passed
over were agreed to.
The Senate considered sections that
had been passed over until the Iron ore
paragraph was reached, when Crawford
vpoke at length upon the lack of wisdom
of any tariff that encouraged the ex
haustion of natural resources which could
not readily be reproduced. He Insisted
that there should be no tariff on iron
ore, oil. lumber and coal.
Paynter spoke ln: favor of the removal
of the duty of six cents a pound upon
loaf tobacco as a means of freeing the
vtohaeco-growers from the control of the
tobacco trust. ,
Simmons Offers "Wilson Rate.
Simmons offered an amendment to the
window glass schedule, reducing the rates
below those suggested by Cummins In
his amendment to the same paragraph
"The rates proposed by you are the
rates of the Wilson bill, are they not?"
said Aldrlch, addressing the Senator from
Well" replied Simmons, smiling, "that
should not be an argument against them.
I think if that is the case, it would
rather be a commendation."
Simmons then addressed the Senate at
some length upon the window glass in
dustry, to demonstrate that the glass
manufacturers could prosper with duties
much below those provided In the 'pend
Halo Scared of Germany.
At the close of a long debate on the
glass industry, Hale declared that the
tariff duty had no relation to the protec
tive duty levied to build up the manufac
turers In this country. Speaking of for
eign competition he continued:
"There never was a time when the pro
found policy of the uerman Empire has
been so strong as today in the determina
tion to Invade the American market. The
man Is. blind who does not see that al
most every manufacturer In this country
is met by this determined Invasion upon
our Industries by competing industries of
Germany to obtain our markets."
Make Retailer Scapegoat.
Gore, the blind Senator from Oklahoma,
delivered an impassioned defense of re
tall dealer against any charge of extor
tion. He declared the Senate had turned
itself Into a grand Jury "and is here
ready to return a verdict against the
retail dealers for the high, prices of arti
cles used by the American people, and
the Senator from Maine has constituted
himself foreman of this Jury.
"The manufacturers and trusts are un
dertaking to hold up the middlemen and
retailers as a shield to protect them
selves against the outraged consumers.
I stand here to enter a plea of not guilty
for the retailers of this country."
Gore named shoes, hats, shirts, cloth
ing and other articles as being sold to
retailers under contract that they should
be sold at an agreed price.
Aldrlch contended that the duty on
glass had no relation to the price at
which glass is sold in this country.
Oliver's Sad Experience.
During, a discussion of the profits of
window glass manufacturers by New
lands, Oliver of Pennsylvania objected
that there Is not a window glass manu
facturer In the United States today who
is making anything like a fair profit.
"1 speak with feeling," said Oliver,
"because within four years I have in
vested no small amount of money in the
manufacture of window glass and I tell
you It disappeared as rapidly as though
I had put it on the wrong number at
Committee amendments relating to
marble and stone manufactures were
. When the section relating to iron ore,
on which the committee has now rec
ommended a duty of 25 cents a ton. was
reached. Crawford opposed placing a duty
on natural products of the country, such
as lumber, oil, iron ore and coal.
Rayner gave notice that he would move
to place iron ore on the free Hat.
Crawford for Free Natural Products.
Crawford declared that, so far as the
cost of labor In Canada and the United
States was concerned, there was no dif
ference In the lumber Industry, and that
none of the arguments used to Justify
the protective tariff could be applied
Referring to the oil industry, Crawford
declared that the Standard Oil Company
had been shown by the bureau of corpora
tions to have prospered by gross unfair
ness and the violation of every principle
of honesiy and decency.
Reviewing the history of the United
States Steel Corporation in respect to its
attitude toward the independent steel pro
ducing concerns. Crawford said:
"One of the pathetic things that have
come under my observation here is the
desperate appeal made to members of
this Senate by men of small means strug
gling along with small factories. Imagin
ing that they are really Independent con
cerns. They are as helpless as a little
mouse that attempts to play on the carpet
in front of a feline that can crush It with
its paw. When we think we are helping
them, we are simply strengthening the
big corporations that can absolutely crush
them at any moment."
Cry of Tobacco Growers.
Paynter laid before the Senate a history
of tobacco Industry in this country. He
declared that the tobacco-growers be
lieve they are "in the grasp of a con
scienceless monopoly." and, adverting
to tne tobacce troubles tn Kentucky,
expressed the hope that the enactment
of the proposed law would remove the
causes which have provoked these
troubles. Continuing, he said:
"The manufacturers have no right to
demand, as a matter of protection to
them, that the farmer should not be
permitted to sell his tobacco in the
natural leaf to whomsoever he pleases.
When the Internal revenue laws were
enacted, the Government made no
promise to manufacturers that th
farmers should not be permitted to sell
their tobacco in the natural leaf to
the consumers through the instrumen-
tsllties of their vendors."
When Paynter had concluded his speech
Culberson took the floor for a brief com
ment on recent court decisions :n litigation
against tobacco corporations, institut
ed by the Department of Justice. He
said that Circuit Court Judges of the
United States had expressed the opin
ion that this trust was a "novelty and
existed In violation of the laws of the
Texan Attacks Wlckersham.
"I do not know what may be the
purpose of the present Attorney-General
in respect to this suit." said
eral in respect to this suit," said Mr.
Culberson, "but he has made a speech
recently in New York, in which great
doubt is thrown upon the course he
proposes to take with reference to the
enforcement of this anti-trust law. I
want to call attention to the fact that
the Attorney-General of the United
btates in a case brought by his de
partment, which is now pending in the
Supreme Court of the United States,
criticises the opinion of the court be
low in favor of the Government and
against a monopoly, and suggests," if
1 know the meaning of the English
language, that If that opinion of the
lower court is a proper construction
of the law, the Administration proposes
to amend the law on that subject."
Culberson then asked to have the
speech that Attorney-General Wicker
sham delivered in New York, April 30,
Senator George T. Oliver, of Penn
sylvania, Who Complains of Losing
Money tn Glass Industry Under
printed in the Congressional Record, and
the request was granted.
A touch of humor was Introduced when
Gallinger laid before the Senate a
petition from his constituents in New
Hampshire, praying that a reduction of
10 cents a bushel be made in the duty
As the title of the petition was read,
Gallinger glanced toward the Senators In
the wheatgrowlng states, many of whom
have figured prominently in the move
ment for lower duties on the manufac
tured products of New England.
Nelson, Burkett and McCumber and
others exchanged elgnlflcent smiles with
the Senator from New Hampshire, but no
comment was made.
PROTEST AGAINST FREE TRADE
Ocampo Says Question of Life and
Death In Philippines.
WASHINGTON, May 12. Resident
Commissioner Ocampo, one of the repre
sentatives In Congress from the Phil
ippine Islands, today Indorsed the protest
against free trade between the United
States and the Philippines recently ex
pressed by a number of Filipinos in Bos
ton. He said: . . ,
'The Philippines Assembly, the true
representative of popular sentiment, has,
in conjunction with the Upper House,
which Is composed largely of Americans,
expressed itself in opposition to free
trade, and since the passage of the bill
by the House of Representatives, the
feeling against it has grown more In
tense. This Is because free trade would
embarrass the Philippine government
'This free trade proposition is a case
of life and death with us. The Filipinos
who signed the protest have done nothinif
more than express a feeling universal n
the Islands against free trade for the con
sequences it would bring to the islands In
the long run.
"I hope hat no one will think that in
expressing the aspirations of the Phil
ippine people for ultimate, reasonably
prompt and absolute Independence, they
have ceased to feel profound gratitude
for the opportunity that the American
republic gave us to be rid of Spain. It
ought to be understood that In the cen
turies of protest against the rule of
Spain we were not merely trying to
throw off one yoke to go under another.
"Providence made us a different race.
Our problems are not those of Europe or
America, and we cannot approach their
conslderat'on with the same ir.ind. What
Is best for Europe or America is not
necessarily best for Asia, and Asiatic
problems ought better to be left to the
people of that part of the world for so
lution. But one idea we do have Jn com
mon, and that is a desire to be permitted
to govern ourselves."
Senate Committee Would Stimulate
Imports of Fine Grades.
WASHINGTON, May 12 Members
of the Senate finance committee are
working nightly on amendments to
the tariff bill relating to subjects not
finally disposed of before the bill was
reported. This Is true of the glass
With the aid of a .customs service
expert from New York, an amendment
to the glass schedule Is being drafted
with a view to making a new classifi
cation, continuing the protection on
window glass of small sizes which is
manufactured in the United States and
stimulating the Importation of the
finer qualities of glass.
COURT-MARTIAL FOR HAINS?
War Department May Try Slayer of
Annis When New York Quits.
"WASHINGTON. May 13. Final ad
judication of the case of the State of
New York against Captain Peter C
Hains, Jr., for the murder of William
E. Annis, will be awaited by ths War
Department before it determines upon
the attitude the military branch of the
Government will take. If the depart
ment decides there was a military of
fense, as distinct from a civil offense,
the officer may be tried by court
martial, irrespective of the' action of
the courts of New York.
Rails for Western Pacific.
OGDEN. Utah, May 12. Twenty-one
cars of steel, the advance shipment of
4000 tons of rails for the Pacific Coast
end of the Western Pacific Railroad, ar
rived over the Rio Grande system last
night and the iron la being transferred
to the Harrlmin equipment for transpor
tation to the Coast over the Southern Pa
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NET SHOPPING BAGS
of net or twine for carrying
parcels, etc. Regular 25c val
ues; special for Thursday, 15
T.hu rsd ay is our
Table Cloths $2.95
While this lot lasts
The most attractive, most
stylish dress wrap possible to
buy for wear at the present
time. We have some exceed
ingly rich affairs in this new
wrap and they come in all
the best and most wanted
colors, lace or braided ef
fects in catawba, black,
white, tan, wistaria and all
the leading color opr nn
tones, $12.50 to.. OOOiUU
Center pieces, 18-inch size,
round or square, of white
linen with Cluny lace edge;
60c values, on sale for 40
30-inch white linen lunch
cloths, finished with lace in
sertion and edge; $1.25 val
ues; placed on sale at. .98
$2 Neckwear 98c S?SS
pieces all new numbers, including bows, lace
collars, colored embroidery bows, stock collars,
etc. They are clever conceits tnat Milady QQ
will be sure to like. Reg. values up to $2. . UUU
BOOST WHEAT PRICE
Farmers' Union to Organize in
AIM IS TO HOLD WHEAT
Convention Meets to Apply Same
Methods as Have Succeeded in
Upholding Cotton Market
in Southern States.
SPRINC1FIELD. Mo., May 12. The first
step toward securing closer relations be
tween the gralngrrowers and cattle-raisers
of the West and the Southwest was taken
here today at a mass meeting of the Na
tional Farmers' Union, which has a mem
bership of 3,000,000. About 100 delegates
from all parts of the West are present.
The sessions will be executive.
It is Intended, it is stated, to organize
the gralngrowers the same as the cotton
planters of the South are organized, the
chief aim- being to aid members in etoring
wheat until prices advance to the point
of selling at a profit. Congress will
also be peUtioned to enact a law that will
prevent corners in grain.
Charles S. Barrett, of Union City, La.,
president of the union, gave an outline of
the body's work in a significant interview
before calling the meeting to order.
"We have," said President Barrett,
"found a solution, for one of the most Im
portant problems in the South, the hand
ling of the cotton crop to the best inter
ests of the growers. There has -been no
consolidation of - the farmers into a
"trust," but an amalgamation of ware
houses. At the present time we have a
thorough organization that can regulate
the price of cotton. We are deriving as
much benefit in the cotton markets today
as the market manipulators. It is our
ultimate aim to control . every cotton
warehouse in the South. We have now
reached nearly the height of our useful
ness to the South and have turned to the
assistance of the Middle West and the
Northern farmer with our organization
and financial support, I am not familiar
with the conditions and peeds of the
grain and stock growers, but the solu
tion we have found in the Souta will
be the basis of our work here.
W heat Deal Harts Market.
WASHINGTON, May 12. "Wheat
manipulation at Chicago has rendered
WE WANT COMPETENT HELP IN THE ALTERATION DEPARTMENT, MEN OR WOMEN
SOLE PORTLAND AGENTS ROYAL WORCESTER AND BON TON CORSETS; ISO MODELS
The housekeepers' special in the depart
ment that never fails to attract the atten
tion of thrifty buyers of housekeeping needs.
A bargain offering on Richardson's Irish ta
ble linen, heavy and durable, made in 'four
sizes and all underpriced.
2x2 yards, regularly $-4 each ; special, $2.95
2x2 yards, regularly $5.00 each ;
special . '. $3.25.
2x3 yards, regularly $6.00 each;
2 yards square, regularly $6
each; special $4.60
Large Size Dinner Napkins, to
match above cloth, worth $6 the
dozen, at JJ5-4.60
Damask Towels, pure linen,
fringed, drawnwork border, 45c
values; special at only 30
Bleached Bath Towel3, large size,
extra heavy. A lot of 500 dozen,
worth 30c each, special X9
Pillow Cases. A lot of Ifli A
Thursday at, each I Lli
ton for hospital
o r household
use, 1-lb. roll,
40c value, 25c
blunt points for
children or kin
cial, pair, 10
Toilet paper, in
rolls, large size,
fine tissue, reg
ular price 9c a
roll ; special for
large size cakes,
fine white float-
colors, Persian effects, stripes,
etc.; regular values to QQn
65c, the yard, special Zdu
lis-qt. Coffee Pots, spl.25
2 -qt. Tea Pots, special. 30
-qt. Sauce Pans, sp'l. .17
-qt. Dish Pans, spl..30
-qt. Dish Pans, sp'l. .37
-inch Wash Basins 9
Hanging Soap Dishes, sp '1 9f
No. 8 Tea Kettles, special. 65
Copper bottom and copper
rimmed Wash Boilers, $1.45
business in American flour impossible
for months." reports Special Agent M.
H. Davis of the Department of Com
merce and Labor, who is in Europe in
vestigating market conditions.
'I consistently believe," he says, "that
if the wheat speculators had let the
market alone we should have exported
at least 2,000,000 barrels more of flour to
Great Britain and Europe on the cur
rent crop than the figures will now be
able to show." -
MAN FROZEN IN BLIZZARD
Season Backward on Bering Seacoast
and Fishing Poor.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 12. News was
brought from Bering Sea today that
Charles Tudter, of this city, was caught
in a blizzard at Pirate Cove recently and
frozen to death. The -fishing season in
the North Is reported to have been very
WE HAVE MOVED
To 144-14S Fourth, opposite Honeyman
Hardware Co. We have no connection
with any other Btores. Goodyear Shoe
If you hav never before tried
Best Natural i
Laxative Water ff
FOR ' g
I CONSTIPAJION I
Try it now
H Aak yoor physician J
big Housekeepers Day
Embroideries 12 l-2c
Swiss and nainsook edges and
insertions from 3 to 6 inches
wide and regular values up to
25c the yard, special lOlAn
for this sale I Z 2 b
20c Colored Laces 12c
Valenciennes laces in edges or
insertions, colors only, splendid
for trimming wash dresses,
widths from to 1V4 inches.
Four grades are bargainized.
Regular values 10c the yard;
"special at only 7
Regular values to 15c the yard;
special at only 9
Regular values up to 20c
the yard, at . . w ,
Regular values up to 25c
the yard, at
20c Handkerchiefs 10c
Women's all-linen hemstiched
handkerchiefs, with Ys or Vi
inch hems; sell regularly at 20c
each; on special sale to- 1 On
day at, each I Uu
in fancy deT
signs or plain
airt1ts Two-clasp suede
u,u''ca or mocha gloves,
in gray or mode only; sell reg
ularly up to $1.75 pair, QQp
special Thursday at uOu
fWjpsi Idn A sale on gray enamelware and isjtln
Vjf jjjKgr white-lined blue enamelware. The jtgSiifg
ll; gray enamel or graniteware is in 5jj!isSjj3
-y large assortment of articles, good f Jii3r
large assortment of articles,
quality; priced as follows:
Wnite lined enamelware, a
guaranteed quality of this
splendid sanitary blue enamel
ware with white lining. A sort
that helps to make a kitchen
look spotlessly clean. That is
always perfectly sanitary for
food cooking and that gives ex
traordinary good wear.
1- qt. Pans, special, each.. 160
2- qt. Pans, special each. .20
3- qt. Pans, special each.. 22
FISHERMEN SHOW FIGHT
BATTLE WITH FISH COMMIS
SIONERS AT BAY CITY.
Official Knocked Tnto Water 'With
Oar Clubs Assailant Into
SAN FRANCISCO, May 12. As the re
sult of a pitched battle between three
fishermen and three deputy fish commis
sioners on the waterfront this afternoon,
the fishermen are charged with murder
ous assault and one of the officers is
suffering from several severe bruises.
During the struggle Commissioner E. M.
McMillan was thrown into the bay.
The trouble was caused by the at
tempt of Deputy Commissioners McMil
lan, A. M. . Fairfield and . Frank H.
Smith to arrest A. E. Gigi, a fisherman,
for having undersized bass In his pos
session. He was in his boat at Fish
erman's wharf, and when 'McMillan ap
proached struck the officer with an oar,
hurling him into the water. McMillan
Are a few of the new shades we
are showing in
NEW SILK GLOVES
AT 50tf, 75 AND $1.00
JVe have these shades and all the
other new colors in Hosiery, too.
FOB 39 AND 50
309 Morrison Street.
C. F. Berg, Mgr.
Lace Curtains $1. 85 Pr.
Curtains of splendid quality and
tic designs, resembling 'Irish point or
Brussels Net, Nottingham or floral effects.
Savings such as these should attract
throngs of thrifty buyers, and you will
find it easier to be waited on promptly
and thoroughly if you v shop during the
morning hours. They are full sized widths.
The $2.50 grade on sale Thurs- OP
day, at the pair, only.. OliUJ
Regular $5 quality, special Thursday, at
per pair, only .-..$3.75
Regular $7.50 quality; special for Thurs
day, at, the pair, only $5.65
Feather Pillows Today $1.3SPair
Pillows filled with real feathers and covered with satin-finish
ticking, in many patterns. Elsewhere you would pay nearly
twice this sum, but for Housekeepers' Day they are distinctly
bargainized, and there are plenty of them to supply all demands.
Sell regularly at $2.25 the pair; here for Thursday Ol Qr
we have them priced at only, the pair .0 I iwu
To get the most for the money you spend for a Sewing Machine,
investigate the merits of the Olds, Wortman & King Oft Q nn
improved Vibrator Sewing Machine, guaranteed 10 yrs OZDiUU
black and white
or checked, 25c
values, pr. 190
all sizes, 10,000
dozen ; special,
the card. . . .50
Tape Lines, 60
inch, ' numbered
on both sides;
regularly 5c ea.
all sizes, one
dozen on card ;
worth 5c ; two
cards for. . .50
from. They are in
a large number of
to $1 each; special
swam to the boat, climbed in and
clubbed Gigi into submission with his
The other officers arrested two other
fishermen, Lorenza La Bruck and Frank
Ballestrla, and lodged them in Jail.
Gigi was taken to a hospital. He la said
to have suffered a fracture of the skull.
X. P. Buys in Hoqulam.
HOQUIAM, Wash., May 12. (Spe
cial.) It was semi-off icially an
nounced today that this city is to be
made a division point of the North
ern Pacific. This company recently
purchased considerable land adjoining
lti holdings In this city and Is now
EQUIPPED 1 (I 1
From PORTLAND to
"Train de Luxe".
. REDUCED ROUND
to aii oinxs juasi.
Chicago, $7g.50; St. Louis, $67.50; Omaha and Kansas City, $60.00.
Other Points Proportionately Low.
SALE DATES June 2, 3; July 2, 3; August 11, 12.
Entire Route Between Portland and Chicago Protected by the Block Signal.
For full particulars inquire at the City Ticket Office, Third and Washington
Streets, Portland, or any local O. B. & N. agent.
WM, McMURRAY, General Passensrer Agent
NEW SHELF PAPER
lace edge, 10 yards to the piece ;
priced specially for Thursday,
three pieces for 10
$5 Vols. $3.19
Not a small lot nor a poor
assortment of sizes, but a
large number of Men's Shoes
and Oxfords in correct styles
and shapes, swing . or
straight lasts, light or heavy
soles, blucher or button, kid,
calf and patent leathers, also
blacks, browns, wines and
tans. Over 2000 prs. and val
ues up to $5; choice.. $3. 19
Men's Shoes and Oxfords, in
tan Russia calf, patent leath
er, kid or gunmetal, blucher
or button styles. Reg. values
from $3 to $4 ; choice $1.98
Women's Oxfords in 30 dif
ferent styles. Values up to
$3.50 the pair at .$1.98
Women's White Canvas Ox
fords; regular values up to
$1.75 the pair, at; 990
e s e handsome
belts are fitted with
thece are all colors to choose
elastic or Persian effects, and
them. Regular values AQn
for today," your choice. . . .fJu
asking vacation of streets that It may
increase depot and yard facilities.
AND CALLING CARDS
US4SHIN6TON BUXTapW WASHINGTON.
Eastern Cities Daily
& Navigation Co,
Portland to Omaha and Chi
cago via O. S. L... Union Pa
cific and Northwestern port
land to Denver, Kansas City
and St. Louis via Union Pa
cific and Wabash line. Stand
ard tourist sleepers, dicing
car and observation car.
Portland to Omaha and Chi
cago via O. S. L., Union Paci
fic and Northwestern. Stand
ard and tourist sleeoers, dining-
car, free reclining chair
Portland to Salt Lake City
and Green Plver via Oregon
through trains for Denvtr,
Kansas City, Omaha and Chi
cago. Portland to St. Paul via Spo
kane and Soo line. Standard
and tourist sleepers, dining
car and compartment, library
observation car. electric
lighted. new -solid train
through without change.
TRIP SUMMER RATES