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roiJl'LAXI). OREGON. 310XDAY, XOVE3IBER 28, 1910.
VOL. I.. NO. lo.CO-J.
PRICE FIVE CEXTS.
MUCH DEPENDS 01
Task Made Difficul
TARIFF SCHEDULES MAYWAi
President's Course in That Re
gard Not Determined.
EXTRA SESSION UNLIKELY
lfhcr rarty Anxlou t Asume
Reponlbllity Ahead of Time.
Forest Rocrte mil's Fosl
tion It Favorable.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 27. Wr.cn Con
gress nMti, a wtfk from tomorrow. It
will hare three months tn which to per
form whatever mar be the demands of
a Republican Administration. After
that the fata of the Taft legislative
programme will depend on the will of
a Democratic House and s Republican
The success or failure of the com-
Inf short session tf Congress will rest
with the character of the executive
mrauM to b sent to the legislative
Many of te Republicans who were
defeated In f5V recent elections are not
expected to' rry with the best of
grace the blows so harshly admlnls
tred, and this gives the resident a
Tariff Likely to Walt.
Reallrlng that he will be criticised If
he fails to demand of Congress fur
ther revision of the tariff especially of
the wool and woolen schedule and
fully cognisant that the prospects
would ba ail against the success of such
programme if submitted, the Presi
dent. It Is said, has not made up bia
mind definitely what his course will be.
The chances are that he will not In
sist upon action within the approach
ing session, but that he will offer to
the Democratic House and the Repub
lican Senate a ear hence a programme
for tariff revision which will be sup
ported with facta and figures gathered
by the tariff board.
Appropriations Conic First.
Within the short session 14 regular
appropriation bills, carrying an aggre
gate of a billion dollars or more, must
be passed. Otherwise there would be
necessitx for an extra session next
Fpring. The result of such a session
would ba to bring; the Democrats face
to fare with the necessity of doing
something nine months in advance of
the time they would ordinarily be
rolled upon to assume responsibility.
For many reasons, neither Democrats
nor Republicans want to precipitate
Leaving the appropriation bills out
ef consideration, the Democrats are
disposed to Uke the broad position that
legislation of a general character
should be postponed until they come In.
IX-inocrats Are Embarrassed.
But the Democratic leaders are much
embarrassed by the President's position
In favor of beginning the revision of
the tariff by schedules. They go even
further than Mr. Taft In their denun
ciation of the woolen schedule, and
while preferring themselves to desig
nate the way of Its amendment, they
admit that they will find it difficult to
resist an effort at reduction whenso
ever and by whomsoever it might be
undertaken. Such also la the case with
reference to other schedules. They
could scarcely do less than co-operate
In reductlona at any time.
Among the measures to be pressed are
those, providing for the formication of
tl.e Panama Canal aiui tLIs, It Is con
ceded, will provoke controversy; the
amendment of the postal laws so as Iq
provide, for a parrels post along rural
delivery routes and for Increased postage
on the advertising portions of magazines;
the granting of ship subsidies; the pen
!onlng of superannuated employes of tho
civil service; the creation of a public
land court and the mUbllshmcnt of for
est reserves In the White Mountains, in
the North and the Appalachians In the
Xew Baltlchips Probable.
Opposition to the naval programme for
the annual addition of two battleships
to the Navy may be expected, but It
frobably will not ba effective In the ap
The forest reserve b:ll occupies, a fa
vorable position and probably will become
a law. It has passed the House and a
day for a vote on it by the Senate Jus
The ship subsidy bill Is the unfinished
business In the Senate, but some of the
Democrata say even now that any pres
ent effort to pass It would result In an
extra session. They are ready to talk It
This bill also Is expected to be pre
sented to the House for a vote tn the ses
sion and the ciianccs Ihero are doubtful.
The measure has once passed the House
and baa been once defeated by that body,
the majority being small In both in
stances1. There are enough Republicans to pass
the bill. If they can be prevailed upon to
accept It as a party measure. . Many of
tH Kcr-uhlla-ana are. however, as stren
tCoBdadt4 oa ! i-i .
YEAR IS BIG FOR
LIQUOR AND OLEO
TOBACCO ALSO KCHXISIIES EEC-
Moonshines" Is Bpec',,T on In'
crease In Prohibition States,
Government Ueport Says.
tt t eniNflTON. Nov. IT. The United
States has Just passed through a ban
ner year for drinks, smokes and oleo
margarine. Here Is the Nations re
cord for the II months ended on June
SO. as It shows in the figures of the
internal revenue bureau:
Of distilled spirits. 163.000.000 gal
Ions. S0.0P9.000 gallons more than the
Of fermented liquors. 59.4S3.111 bar
rel n Increase of 2.000.000.
Of clears. 7.600.000.000. or 160,000.-
000 more than 1309.
Of cigarettes. 6.S30.000.000, an
crease of 1.000.000.000.
Of plug, fine cut. cube cut. granu
lated or sliced smoking or chewing to
bacco or snuff. 402.000,000 pounds
4.000.000 more than the year before.
Of oleomargarine. 141.862.282 pounds.
50.90n.000 pounds Increase.
Illicit distilling and manufacturing
of moonshine whisky is on the increase,
nec lallv." the bureau says, "where
are state-wide prohibition laws."
The Internal revenue receipts on all
these things and certain other things.
such ss playing cards and mixed flour
amounted to more than 128s.000.000.
While the manufacture of oleomar
garine has Increased, the tax receipts
were disappointing. That Is said to be
because a large proportion of the oleo
margarine Is so made as to take
lower tax than formerly.
WOMAN ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
South riond, Wash., Resident Pre
vented From Jumping Into River.
Standing on the railing of the Mor
rison-street bridge. Miss Kansow, at.
years old. a former school teacher of
South Bond. Wash., was prevented from
leaping into the Willamette River at
11:50 o'clock this morning by David
F.klund. an employe of the Goodyear
In an apparently demented condition.
the woman was removed to mo poucc
tatlon in an ambulance and later to
he woman's department of the County
Jail, where medical altenaance was
Miss Rnnsow. It was learned ly tne po
lice, has been staying at the home of
Miss Kate Parker, at Ivanhoe, a suburb
of Portland. A short time ago aha met
with an accident which affected bar
Mr. Eklund's attention was first drawn
to the woman when ne saw mr run
ning toward the bridge at East Third
and Morrison streets, lie followed and
was Just In time to seixo ber and pre-
ent her suicidal attempt.
BUFFALO HUNT ABANDONED
Montana, Attorney-Genera i udjccis
and Canadians Chance Plans.
OTTAWA. Nov. 27. (Special.)
While It Is admitted that a Canadian
xpedltlon to shoot the remainder of a
herd of buffalo, purchased by tne Can
adian government, in Montana, naa
h.en nlsnned. the official version of
the story differs from that -which was
sent out from United States sources re
Dispatches from the United States
tated that the Attorney-General or
Montana had atepped In and that trou
ble would be encountered If any shoot
ing, as contemplated, were attempted.
There will not be any ahootlng now, of
course, at least not Dy an vrBuiea
party of Canadian sportsmen.
The Attorney-General or Montana
gave an opinion that the wild buffalo
are subject to the protection of the
tate, and the plan, therefore, or shoot
ing any of the animals by an organizea
untlng expedition from Canada was
RAILWAY HEADED TO COAST
Engineer iijle Surveying Line West
MED FORD. Or.. Nov. 27. (Special.
became known today that George A.
Kyle, until recently with the 11111 rail
roads. Is surveying a railroad line from
Jacksonville, Or., over the mountains west
Into the Applegate Valley. Although Kyle
Is seemingly In the employ of VV.S. Bar-
num. president of the Rogue River Val
ley Railroad, the belief lias arisen that
Hill Is feeling for an outlet to the coast
for tho Oregon Trunk, his new line
through Eastern Oregon.
Mr. Kyle was formerly assistant en
gineer of the Chicago, Milwaukee ft St.
Paul Railroad, and was connected with
the Oregon Trunk during the past year.
Chief Engineer Gerlg. of Hill's Pacific
Eastern Railroad, disclaims any knowl
edge of Mr. Kyle's connection with tha
Hill system. Mr. Barnum of the Rogue
River Valley Railroad say that Kyle la
simply In his own employ.
INCOME IS THREE BILLION
Corporation in l:nltcd States Are
WASHINGTON. Nov. 27.-The net In
come of the 262,490 corporations of the
United States which are subject to tax
unor the corporation tax law was S3.125.
470.000 fir the year which ended on June
30. According to returns made to the
Internal Revenue Bureau, the capital
of the corporations was H2.371.fCS.572 and
thrlr bonded and other Indebtedness was
PUT IN 'POSITION
10 DAYS' WORK YET REMAIN
Mayor Simon and Drake C.
O'Reilly First to Cross.
CROWD VIEWS OPERATIONS
In Less Tlian Two Hoars 810-Ton
Lift Is Moved to Its Place by
Steamers Traffic Over River
Soon to Be Possible.
While thousands of persons, grouped on
the Morrison-street bridge, on boats and
scows and along the banks of the WII
lamette River, watched the progress of
the work with eager Interest, the huge
lift span of the Hawthorne bridge was
yesterday afternoon drawn Into position
and Its ends hooked to the Immense ca
bles connecting with the counterweights
which are to be used In elevating it to
permit the passage of steamers.
The whole operation occupied very little
In excess of two hours. About 2 o'clock
the river steamers Shaver and Sarah
Dixon started pulling on the scows
moored underneath the SKMon lift. Slow
ly the great bulk. 252 feet In length.
u:ig out Into the stream from tho place
where It waa constructed on the north
side of the east end of the bridge. Once
clear of obstructions the lift was han
dled by great hawsers, which were op-
crated by engine and man power, while
the Shaver and the Sar- ixon stood by
to steady It, the ropes which bound
them to the lift being tightened and
loosened as demanded.
Plans Carefully Laid.
Everything had been carefully planned
in advaneo by Thomas M. Darrow, su
perintendent of construction for the
United Knglneering & Construction Com
pany, which had the contract for the
superstructure of the bridge. The plans
worked out without a hitch. All that
now remalna to be done is to remove the
scows from underneath the lift and the
falsework from beneath the enormous
concrete counterweights and the bridge
will then be ready for traffic, with the
exception that there yet remains some
flooring, paving and incidental work to
be done. Tuesday or Wednesday of next
week should see the bridga open to the
public, says brake C. O'Reilly, of the
company which handled the superstruc
Mayor Simon baa the honor of being
the first city official to cross the new
bridge from the west to the east band of
the Willamette River. Mr. O'Reilly was
the first private citizen to cross the span.
Neither Mr. O'Reilly or Mr. Simon wait
ed till the span was hooked up to the
counterweights. They crossed almost si
multaneously about 2:45, taking chances
with their safety In order to claim the
honor of having been first across. They
grasped the first opportunity to scramble
(Concluded on Pace 10.)
Hiaiott c ENStjy
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TEPTERDAT'S Maximum temperature, 43
(lexrees; minimum, 3t decrees.
TODAY'S Occasional rain; foutherljr ninda,
Ftftnen Mexican rebels killed In fierca bat
tle with government troops. Pace 1.
Irish fartlona fight on street of Cork.
Results of short Centre session depend on
Tart's message. Page 1.
Governor Clark says - Pinch o tiara is curse
ot Alaska. Page 2.
Tear's consumption of drinks, smokes and
oleomargarine Is large. Pago 1.
Michael C ulah y. founder of big packing
xirm, cie. pace 3.
Count demands too much American money,
so he loses both heiress ajid cash. Page 2.
Proposed rata Increase favors Chicago over
New York for Western trade. Pace 1.
Governor-Elect Johnson, of California, op
poses Inaugural ball. Page 1.
Count de Beaufort sees fame Ahead on
vaudeville stage. Page 4.
Champion 'Woigast's demands ridiculous,
says Oven Mo run's manager. Page 11.
Question of state football championship may
be decided between Willamette and Mult
nomah Club. Page II
McLJitichlin Club team wins amateur toot-
ball honors from Wabash. Page 11.
Salem to welcome Oregon Hevelopment
League delegates today. Page 5.
Oregon hop crop estimated by dealers at
VJ.OQQ bales, page .
Portland and Vicinity.
Hawthorn Bridge lift span placed In po
sition. Page l.
Portland wilt not demand recount, though
injustice Is felt. Page
Judiciary amendment rouses Ire of local at
torneys, page b.
Apple show to open hero Wednesday.
Child dead; other children and mother 111
poisoning indicated. Page 8.
Count and Countess Vigo von Holsteln Hath
lou lodged In City Jail on larceny charge.
Cast Side clubs want puMIc service com
mission exclusively for Portland. Page 10.
Storm grips Northwest and rivers rlso.
Port of Coos Bay will expend largo sum In
harbor improvements. Page 4.
Oregon Agricultural College will extend
work with experiment stations. Page 6.
5000 BABIES ARE STARVING
Startling Conditions In Chicago Dae
to Labor War.
CHICAGO, Nov. 27.-The citizens' strike
committee, which has Investigated con
ditions in the families of striking- gar
ment workers, reported today that 6000
babies are starving as a result of tho
labor war. The report was made at a
meeting at Hull House and a special
babies milk fund was started at once
by members of the committee.
Estimates at the meeting showed It
would take at least J 100 a day to provide
milk for babies in actual want, and the
suffering appeared so great that 11100 was
contributed by members of the commit
tee. The fund is to be kept distinct from
other strikers' funds.
The garment -strike is no nearer settle
ment than It was a week ago. according
to reports of the unions, and both sides
have settled down for a long struggle.
DEER RUNS FAR TO DIE
Animal Cliased by Coyote Breaks
Neck. In Backyard.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Nov. 27.
(Special.) Driven from the mountains
by a coyote, a 3-year-old buck deer.
exhausted from Its long run and
frightened by unaccustomed surround
ings even after its pursuer had given
up the chase, staggered blindly through
the yard of the home of S. P. Wright
here today, and, running Into a wire
fence, fell dead with a broken neck.
The Wright family today feasted on
15 REBELS SLAIN
IN FIERCE BUTTLE
by Mexican Troops.
ENGAGEMENT LASTS 6 HOURS
Federal Forces' Rear Guard
Ambushed by lusurgents.
NO REGULARS ARE KILLED
Revolutionists Make Determined
Stand Behind Stone Wall at
Fresno, but Are Forced to
Flee From Position.
CHIHUAHUA, Mexico, Nov. 27. In
an engagement near this city today
which lasted from 9 o'clock in the
morning until 3 o'clock In tho after
noon, 600 Federal troops routed a
force of 400 Maderolsts, driving them
repeatedly from a strong position and
compelling them to take to the moun
The revolutionists lost 15 killed and
many wounded. There were no fatal
ities on the Federal side but several.
Including three officers, were wounded.
General Navafro was in command of
the Federal troops. He left Chihuahua
at 6 o'clock this morning, at the bead
of four companies of the second bat
talion and two squads of cavalry from
the 13th regiment.
Rear Guard Ambushed.
Near Fresno. 12 miles out, one of
the squads of cavalry fell behind .to
guard the road. They were ambushed
by the rebels, who opened Are irom
hills on both sides of the highway.
Captain Florentino Gavlca with 60
troopers drove the enemy from their
positions. He waited for a portion of
the .Federals, who had gone forward.
to reinforce him before pursuing, the
insurrectionists. In the 'meantime, the
latter took a position on another hill,
a short distance away and prepared to
resist an attack.
Rebels Forced to Retreat.
Within half an hour. General Na
varro reached the scene with his ln-
fantry and opened fire. Again tho
rebels retreated, only to seek a new
position, from, which they were again
At last they fortified themselves be
hind a stone wall, where they made
determined stand. Tha firing was
heavy and here most of the loss of Ufa
Maderolsts Fly to Hills.
After seve.-al hours of heavy fighting
the rebels broke for the mountains.
They were pursued by the infantry for
.. i rl ..,,.1.. JIJ 4ntn
,n the pursuit bemuse ot the rough
country. Behind the stone wall the
bodies of 15 rebels and ten dead horses
The Federals abandoned the pursuit
In order to make camp and then care
(Concluded on Pas-g 8. 1
SACRAMENTO, HOWEVER, WANTS
California Governor's Avoidance of
Pomp May Veil Desire to
SACRAMENTO. Cal.. Nov. 27. (Spe
cial.) Notwithstanding the fact that
Governor-elect Johnson has addressed
letters to Mayor Beard and to the
members of the inaugural ball commit
tee expressing his wish that there be
no Inaugural ball or other social func
tion on the occasion of his induction
to office', the ball in all probability will
be held according to schedule.
The Governor-elect's letters express
appreciation of the good Intentions of
the people of Sacramento, but declare
that he would prefer to take his sea,t
without ostentation. Some of the com
mitteemen are Inclined to respect his
wishes, but others are for carrying out
the programme as arranged.
Mayor Beard tonight declared that he
was In favor of going ahead with the
ball. He had not yet, however, received
from the mall the letter from Johnson.
Mayor Beard said that the Inaugural
ball was not given for Hiram Johnson
or any other individual.
"It Is a state affair, given for every
state official and member of the Legis
lature," he said, "and I do not believe
any one man should dictate whether it
should be held or not."
The letter is looked upon by some as
an effort to pacify all sides in connec
tion with the Inaugural .ball contro
versy and to put an end to the feeling
that has been occasioned by the elimi
nation from the committee appointed by
Mayor Beard of several prominent Re
publican politicians and others who
took an active interest in the election
HOMES GIVE WAY TO WATER
New Mexico Reservoir Project Ousts
2 000 Persons.
EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 27. Prepara
tions are being made by the Govern
ment to remove nearly 2000 people
from their homes In order to make room
for the great Elephant Butte reservoir
near Engle. N. M.
Six Mexican villages, ranging in pop
ulation from 50 to 700, will be inun
dated when the water is turned on.
Among the towns to be obliterated is
Perajo, once an Important station and
distributing point on theold Santa Fe
trail, with a population then of 3000.
Some of the towns are among the most
ancient In America, their origin dating
back several centuries. From Perajo
the tra'l entered upon the famous Jor
nada del Muerto (Journey of death)
where scores died with thirst In the
old freighting days.
The Government Is now engaged in
buying up the farms and villages, and
by the ' time water Is available, the
great basin of 40,000 acres will have
been deserted. The ranchers will be
allowed to till their land until driven
out by the water. A Government agent,
who returned here yesterday after
spending three weeks in that region
stated that he met but one American
during the time and that the most
primitive conditions prevailed every
HEIRESSES TO WORK LAND
Rich Illinois Girls Take Up Mon
AURORA. HI., Nov. 27. (Special.)
Miss Winnie Benschbach, whose father.
William Benschbach, of Princeton, is
one of the wealthiest men In central
Illinois, and Miss Kathryn Smith,
daughter of W. I. Smith, also a wealthy
resident of Princeton, have taken up
land claims. in Montana and next April
will leave their homes and go to the
wilderness, 16 miles from Roundup,
Mont., to work their homesteads.
Each girl will fall heiress to a for
tune of closo to 1250,000. They have
each filed on 160 acres and will live In
log cabins for 14 months. Their claims
adjoin and the two cabins will be but
30 feet apart. Both girls say they
understand farming and will superin
tend the work on their claims.
HOSTILE NATIVES KILLED
Slurdcrers of Seattle Planter On
Mindanao Pay Penalty.
MANILA. Nov. 27. Detachments of
troops and constabulary are operating
against the hostile Manobos In Davao,
Mindanao Island. One column has
I killed several of the tribesmen, these
Including two who were implicated In
the murder of Earl Gcrr, a planter
Another column has killed three im-
I plicated In the murder of Gerr and oth-
er planters, and has recovered Gerr's
A third detachment had two soldiers
wounded, while a fourth lost one sol
dier killed In ambush. The rounding
i up of the tribesmen continues. ,
MIDDY'S LUNG PUNCTURED
Despite Injuries Navy Man Played
Great Game Against Army. 1
ANNAPOLIS, 5fd., Nov. 27. After the
I return from Philadelphia of the victo
rious Navy football squad tonight, it was
learned that Ingram C. Sowell, the mid
shipman quarterback, played almost the
entire game with the West Point cadets
yesterday while suffering from a broken
rib and probably a punctured lung.
He probably will recover without any
I more serious complications.
E IN RATES
Proposed Schedule Is
Against New York
RAILROADS OUTLINE MOVE
Coast Pays $1 More From At
lantic, 50c From Lakes. ,
PLAN IS TENTATIVE YET
First Request Will Be for Mainte
nance of Existing Schedules.
Widespread Increase Is Pro
posed as Alternative,
CHICAGO. Nov. 27. (Special.) Ex
isting through freight rate to the Pacific-
Coast from Chicago is $3 a hun-
From New York it is
The proposed through freight rate to
the Pacific Coast from Chicago will be '.
$3.50 a hundred pounds.
From New York It will be $4 a hun
Chicago will be moved across the
freight rate map of the United States
60 cents a hundred pounds nearer to
the Pacific Coast, giving to the great
central market the geographical ad
vantage It believes it merits over New
York and the Atlantic seaboard, always
heretofore denied. In competition for
Western trade. This will be realized
If transcontinental railroads succeeed
in a new plan raising their through
rates to the Pacific Coast.
Increase Is Alternative.
The transcontinental lines are now in
conference to advance their through
rates from Chicago, New York and
other Eastern points to the Pacific
Slope. They hope to apply to this end
the amended long and short-haul clause
of the new Interstate commerce law ef
fective on February 17.
The railroads seek these Increases
as an alternative. They do not want
to be forced by the Government to re
duce their rates to intermediate points
in the West, which in some cases are
higher than the existing through rate to
Their alarm in this direction is Justi
fied by the action of the Interstate
Commerce Commission in the Spokans
rate case, where the original rate from
Eastern points equaled the through
rate to Seattle plus the local rate from
Seattle back to Spokane. The Inter
state Commerce Commission reduced
the through rate to Spokane, first, to
an equality with that jo Seattle and
later to 10 cents less than that to
Existing Rate First Choice.
The railroads will ask tho Interstate
Commerce Commission, first, to main
tain the existing rates. Failing In
that, they will throw their whole en
ergy into an effort for an increase of
existing through rates to the Paclfio
Coast 23 or even 33 1-3 per cent.
The traffic officers of the transcon
tinental railroads are already on the
Job. The officers of the Coast ter
minal lines seeking the new adust
nient have been holding sessions almost
dally for 10 days in the office of the
Transcontinental Freight Bureau in the
Railway Exchange building. They will
continue the conference this week.
A tentative schedule of rates now
under consideration advances the first-
class rate from Now York to San Fran
cisco, Seattle and other Coast cities
from $3 to J4 a hundred pounds, with
corresponding increases on the lower
five numbered and five lettered classes.
The rates to Intermediate points are to
be graded between these figures. On
this basis the first-class rate from
Chicago to the Coast would be approx
imately $3.50 instead of 13 as at pres
ent. Many Railroads Affected.
The principal railroad systems in
volved in the plan for a readjustment of '
the Western rates are the Harrlman .
lines. Including the Union and South
ern Pacific systems; the Hill lines, the
Great Northern and Northern Pacific;
the Gould lines. Including the Western
Paclfio and the Denver & Rio
Grande, the Santa Fe and the St. Paul,
although nearly every railroad in the
United States, more or less directly.
will be affected.
The "present system of transconti
nental rates, under which the rates to
Intermediate points are much higher
than those to the Coast terminal poltns,
where water competition is encount
ered, will be illegal after February 17,
acocrdlng to the fourth section of the
amended law, unless approved by the
The law specified that no rates need
be changed by reason of its amendment
of this section for six months from
the date of the law, August 17.
The'roads will ask to have the exist
ing adjustment permitted by the Com
mission under the discretion of the
law, but if that body withholds Its
authorization they would be required
either to reduce their intermediate
rates to the level of the competitive
rates, or to advance the rates for the