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ZTZZ . . " vniJTT.AXTV OHEGOX. 3IOXDAY. APRIL 3, 1911. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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SENATE BLOCK TO
Republicans Want De
lay Till December. '
DEMOCRATS UKELY TO FAIL
Insurgents Also Inclined to
Await Board's Report.
DEBATES WILL BE LONG
TYm If Hoe Act on Srliedules. It
riT1 He Vmt in Jane Ile-foro Ttrcj
CaaB ClTrn In Vpper
s. Branch of Conirre).
WASHrNGTON. April J. Although
th Ternr-Tat f th House, by W
Hal caurua action, hav declared a par
po to enact tariff legislation during
th extra session of Conaresa. beam
Bin Tuesday noon, th prediction wa
mad freely tonight that no such leg
islation can b put through th Senat
at this tlma. and that tha ertra ses
Ion will adjourn earlier than haa ban
fiantlmant among tha regular Repub
licans tn tha Senat la overwhelmingly
a rain at any aort of tariff revision at
tha extra session. And thar ara mul
tiplying avldancaa that tha regular Re
publican ara dlapoaed to do all thar
can to placata tha progrlv7 wins
f tha party. Without tha a up port of
tha "proirraaalTaa," tha Pemoerata can
not poaalMy rat any tariff bill through
tha appa' braacA of Congress.
Regulars Are rKie-rmlned.
ika matters stand today. It la appar
at that tha raarular Republlcana of
tha Sonata will do everything In thalr
powar to postpone all mattara of rn
ral legislation antll tha regular -loa
BI reanbar. It la reported that
a a amber of "prsrrlv Republican
are likely to fall In' with this Idea.
Tha IeniocraUo Hons leadera to
alaht Indicated that they would go
ahead with thetr programme tn the
Ttooae. resardleaa of the probable fate
of their measure) tn the Senate, until
orb a time aa tha fenate clearly dem
onstrated that It would glv no consid
eration to ireneral legislation during
' the extra sesalon.
On tha other hand. It la aald rfcat
soma of tha reniorratle membera of
tha Senate ara strongly to faror of
waiting until tha regular session con
venes before rev la I n the tariff.
They declare that the Republicans al
ready hare passed big appropriation
Mlaa for tba next fiscal year and that
revenue must be tsUmh! to meet them.
Tearing the regular session, the taii(I
could be rerlsed and the new appropria
te bins scaled down accordingly.
President Taft. by sending In a mes
sage dealing with Canadian reciprocity
alone. wtll pave tha way for tha pro
(Tamim which the Senate Republlcana
propose to adopt at a caucus to be held
probably on Tuesday afternoon.
Insurgents Are Swayed.
Tha promise made by President Taft
that the tariff board would b ready
with a apecial report on the textile
schedule by December 1. and the hop he
haa espreased Informally that Congreaa
would deride to wait for this report be
fore acting on these schedules, makes
the situation a little more difficult for
the temocrata In that the Insurgent vote
la tha Senate Is likely to be won over
to the President's proposition.
The Republican Insurgents regard tha
tariff board Idea as of their own crea
tion. They hare advocated It as a
srienttflc method of revising the tariff.
President Taft haa worked hard to se
cure legislation making the tariff board
permanent, and may send In a second
message to tn extra session dealing
with this subject.
It Is pointed out tonight that with
report on the cotton and wool schedules
promised by Democrats, the tnaurgent
Republicans will not atultiry themselves
by voting for House bills amending
t'.iese schedules without regard to the
tariff board. Thar Is little doubt that
consideration of the reciprocity measure
will occupy many weeks of tha Sonata's
time. It Is argued, therefore, that It
will be late In June before conaideratlon
can be given fn the Senate to a House
bill dealing even with one schedule of
the rayne-AMrlch laa.
Minor Matters Approved.
Trere as said to be no disposition on
the part of the. Senate Republicans to
block legislation of comparatively minor
Importance at the extra aesslon. For In
stance, there is likely to be considerable
legislation for the District of Columbia,
the affairs of tha capital having been
wholly neglected duMng the last regular
But when it romea to mstterw affecting
the tariff and other matters on wblca
the debate would be well nigh Inter
minable, the regular Republican say
they will draw the line and they be
I'eve the -progressives" eh: set with
them la doing so.
Tha extra session Is expected to wit
ness therefore a closer relationship be
tween the regular and Insurgent Repub
licans than has been apparent at any
time sines the latter form of Republican
ism sprang into being. Tha danger of
Democratic power la expected to weld
the .faction together for the perpetua
tion of Republican dominant. in tUa
tpper House af Corgrcsa. J
FOR CHICKEN LEG
NKCiKO VAINLY I1FGS lC.VfE
FROM J Alt." FARE.
"Yon Need to Reduce Weight,'
Coldly Answer. Flt-keri Black
Offers to Leave State If Freed.
SAX FRANCISCO. April .(Special.)
Jack Johnson cannot get out of Jail
to get out of the State of California.
Had Hk to. but both the State Su-.
muri and District Attorney
As soon as the black prlxefightar
learned that the Supreme Court had
ruled be must serve his 15 days' sen
tence for automobile speeding, ha ob
tained a short respite from cleaning
the stables at the county Jail..
He utilised his "time off" In hurry
ing with a deputy Sheriff In his car to
the District Attorney's ornce. wnere ne
Informed Flckert that ha wouUJ leave
California If liberated.
The District Attorney turned
ear to the pugilist's appeal.
n don't like the coffee and beans
ther give me out there.- Johnson said
"That'll do you a world of good. Too
need to reduce your weight,
trlct Attorney answered.
-But If 1 could only have a llttl
chicken Just a leg." Johnson appealed.
Flckert told Johnson that tha tax
payers would pay only for coffe and
beans, with corned beef on Sundays.
"I'll get out of the state It they'll
let me go." tha fighter pleaded
Flckert proved obdurate and would
not listen to Johnson' pleadings, ao
tha pugilist finally gained permission
to visit his sick brother and seemed
satisfied. Johnson, however, thinks th
mnu at the Jail Is monotonous and h
wants an electric fan (ln his cell to Im
prove th air.
PROMOTIONS COME FAST
Soldier Goea From Sergeant to Lieu
tenant In Day.
CENTRAL! A. Wash.. April t tSpe-
elal.) fergeant Hiram Coon, of Com
pany St Second Regiment of Infantry.
National Guard of Washington, naa juai
won the unusual honor of Jumping
three superior grades of non-commissioned
rank, and going upward from
Second Lieutenant to First Lieutenant
In a day.
LJeutanant Coon waa recently ex
amined for promotion by the Adjutant
Genera! and passed a good examina
tion. H bad Juat been commissioned
by Oovsrnor Hay. and In a subsequent
general order Issued on tha same day.
he was appointed second In command
of the company of which Captain David
Livingston Is commander. Coon Is a
well-known young bualneea man of
UNCLE SAM'S PURSE FAT
Nation on Pajlnr nasi for First
Time Since July, It 10.
WASHINGTON. April ! Uncle 8am
balanced hla books and counted his cash
today and found the Government on
paying basis for the' first time ' sine
July 1. 110.
The Treasury begsn business for April
with a surplus of $3,000,000 on all ordi
nary accounts. There was a correspond
ing deficiency of more than tlt.000.000 a
year ago. Treasury officiate attribute
the favorable galna to rapidly Increasing
Internal revenue receipts,
Th mints sre still clicking gold coins
and turned out In March mora than 116.
000.000. It probably will be a long time
before the mints have as heavy a
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Scheme to Vote 2700
Dead Men Nipped.
250; Detectives Employed to
. Thwart Frauds.
MERRIAM'S MEN" REPORT
Olenitis Attend Secret Meetings of
"Hinkv Dink" and , "Bathhouse
John" Henchmen Fear Felt
Thugs Killed Investigator.
CHICAGO. April S. (Special.) An open
declaration that detectives In their em
ploy have sat In the secret "ler coun
cils of lieutenants-of "Hlnky Dink" and
"Bath-house John," within the last three
dsys. and participated In plots to vote
mo "dead men." repeaters and Imported
thugs April 4. Is made by the Merrtam
According to stories of. these detectives
thousands of human derelicts have been
colonised in the First. Eighteenth and
river wards." and ara being schooled to
vote next Tuesday on false registration.
B0 Slentha Hired.
To ward off this wholesale fraud, SO
detectivea are working In the First Wsrd
alone. Every lieutenant of "Dink" snd
'Bath-house" are shadowed day and
The sensational expose of the First-
Ward plan was made public tonight fol
lowing tha failure of a squad of detec
tives under Sergeant Duffy to And Willis
H. Wilson, a special Investigator, em
ployed by the Merriam committee. Wil
son disappeared about 1 o'clock Saturday
afternoon, and every effort to And him
has been frustrated.
Missing Man Active Foe.
Wilson figured In seversl exposures of
First Ward political rottenness and
signed wsrrants against 10 "repeaters.
who registered In the Twenty-ninth pre-
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DOMINANT FIGUXE IN COMING
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INDEX TO TODAY'S NEWS
TffoTrDii vb lln-Klrnum temoersture, SI
d.sres; minimum. 3U degrees.
TOIA Yg Showers, winds becoming south
Physicians of all nstlons gather at Mukden
to study Chinese plague. Page 3.
Midnight bombs kill one. wound three and
cause frlsot in Juares. Page
Pretnlimlnarr Mexican negotlatlona under
way at El Paso. Page 2.
Atlantis, fleet will begin annual battle prao-
tlce today- Page X.
South favored In House committee chair
m. fiahfna- Pa, ft.
Republican Senate will likely prevent tariff
legislation at extra session. Page 1.
War Ietartment officials say Army has
shows its preparedness. Page
Republican majority In Senate will-bar new
organ Ixatlon. Page .
rrurh Senator aoeaks In San Francisco on
..ui--n- of war. Page 3.
t.-i. nWmrm to leave California if
freed from Jail; vainly bega for chicken.
CrMcas-o1 and lake region - hit - by . bllxxard
m ,---1 -m.A,tncM that four transconti
nental lines plan to build extensions west
of Rockies. '..ge o.
K.m mob at Laurel. Del., attacks whites.
ktlltna one. wounding many. Page 4.
,'..11 ir of rsraham Ulasa. 1 Jr.. says
father-in-law has stolen her busbs
fNim her. Paxe 3.
Plot to vote on nsines of "1700 dead mm
AprlL4 Is uncsrthed In cmcago. i : .
Mrs. Charlee T. Terkes dies In New York.
-r- u'.ni,n. v. n items stvltnr themselves
"cow gentlemen." write to Chicago for
wives. Page 1.
Seattle woman writes grand, opera in com
petition for gaooo prise, j-esr
Portland ' Northwestern League 'Club defeata
Greshara Olanta, rage .
Pacific "oaet League results: Portland 6-5,
i a- in.,!,, a-lO: Kan Francisco 1-A. Ver
non 0-5; Oakland J. Facramento 0. Page 8.
Portland polo team defeats officers of Van
couver Barracks, ten guai i
Portland and Vtcialtr.
Court martial expected to follow from dis
cord between officers of Oregon Naval Re
serve. Tags 10.
iwni.,,1 friends or RiilDh Blosser, who
.tried to rob bank, to Intercede in his be
half. Pin 7. -
IxceJ meat men -scout Cudahv'a four-cent
. hoa-irlcs Dredlction. Page 14.
Report Is current that Representative i Ellis
is slated to succeed Melcom as tollector
of Customs. Page it. -
Appointment of Mr. Gray Indlcatea Hill
policy to develop traffic Page T. .
Typographical T.'nlon to confer with employ
ing Job printers. Page .
f O. Munly declares old Port of Portland
Commission shows had faith In filing ault
against new Commission. Page 1.
O. W-R. S. bridge damageo. oy nre re
paired In -4 hours by crew or juu mn.
TP. x. Matthleu. pioneer. . celebrates 93d
birthday. Page 14.
All-night dance at Lenta breaks up In free.
for-all fight. Page 14.
Programme for Roosevelt day la Portland
completed. Page I.
Alaska Towns Shrinking.
ORKGOXIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wahr
Ingttm, April 2. The Census Bureau
has announced - the population of tha
following Alaska towns: .
Juneau " ...
. . J44
. . .VI9
. . V1
CONGRESS, AND THREE MEMBERS
"INNER CIRCLE. ;
OF SPEAKER-TO-BE CHAMP CLARK AT RIGHT, ABOVE, FLOOD OF VIRCI.MA, WHO WILL BE MEMBER OF
who will be chaikma.n of committee o. hiles, a.d fitzgeral d of jew iork, who will be
TO MIDDLE WEST
Blizzard Hits . Chicago
SNOWFALL 5 TO 7 INCHES
Early Fruit Damaged, but
Wheat Farmers Are Glad.
Slusliv Streets Invariably Cut
Down Voting at Tolls Rail
roads, Telegraph' and Tele
phone Companies Sufferers.
SNOW 18 PRKMCTED OVER THE
WASHINGTON. April 2. The week
will open with snows over the North
west and anowa and rains over the
great central valleys and the upper
lakes regions, extending by Monday
night or Tuesday into the Middle At
lantic Statea and New England, an
nounced the Weather Bureau tonight.
Tha weather also will be unsettled
- Monday In the Southeast, with show
ers (hat will probably extend by Tues
day Into the Middle Gulf States. Fair
weather will prevail after Wednea
day over -the eastern portion of the
country snd In the West It will be
generally fair sfter Tuesdsy.
An extensive srea of high pressure,
with temperatures ranging from 24 to
80 degrees below sero. covers Alaska.
Indicating that temperatures during
the coming week will continue low
for the sesson over the greater por
tion of th country, except probably
th South Atlantic States.
CHICAGO, April 2. (Special.) Chi
cago and the Great Lakes region, which
bade Winter an effective f area-ell sev
eral days afro and packed its furs In
moth balls, received a terrific shock
this morning when people awoke to
find five Inches of snow over every
thing and a mild sort of blizzard still
piling up "the beautiful."
The snow was of the very wet va
riety, which' broke down telegraph
poles and telephone wires, clogged rail
road tracks and switch yards, sent the
poor scurrying to charitable societies
and sent In rush orders to replenish
empty coal bins.
Iloads Are Hampered.
In country districts. It was reported
the snow fell to a depth of seven Inches
and that all transportation was badly
hampered. Farmers rejoice over tha
belated blizzard and say it will be of
great benefit to wheat and other crops.
In the fruit districts, however, it Is
feared that this and other storms have
done vast damage to buds which were
lured out by the unusually warm
weather of a month ago. t
Reports from the South are that fruit
in the Gulf Coast belt, which was far
advanced, has been badly, damaged by
the frosty "weather of a few days ago.
Republicans Are Worried.
Flection managers immediately took
stock of the storm, as the heavy going
usually means a reduced Republican
vote. Democrats tonight say if the
snow remains until Tuesday, it will
cut ten thousand off the Republican
vote, as that many "aristocrats" will
hesitate to get their fret damp in order
to exercise their franchise.
In the city the JUnusual snowfall
means employment for thousands of
men for at least two days.
It also spells misery for other thou-
YEARN FOR MATES
TIIREE " MONTANA VAQCEROS
APPLiY FOR BRIDES.
Women Scarce in Their Diggings,
They Ask Chicago Paper to
Find Ladies Fair.
CHICAGO, April 2. (Special.) Near
Circle, Mont., a thriving town where the
earth snd sky jjsJovers meet and where
the carols of the larks greet every wak
ing day, live "three cow gentlemen"
whose souls are calling for their mates.
They have appealed to the Record-
Herald to assist them in finding their
affinities. The following is the letter
received by the Record -Herald:
"Circle. Mont., March 22. To Chicago
Record-Herald. Gentlemen: We, the
undersigned cow gentlemen, have arrived
at the happy stage of life in which we
have decided to take women unto our
selves. Women being scarce in these
diggings, we appeal to your valuable
paper for help, and trust that you can
see your way clear to make known to
some of the fair ladies of the East that
their presence is very much desired in
this womanless community.
"We are plain citizens and are pre
pared to make anyone desiring to come
to a country where saddle-horses and
sagebrush are plentiful, a happy home,
"We trust you are not snfferlng from
the woman famine there in Chicago as
we are hereabouts. Hoping that you can
put us In right, we remain, very respect
fully, (Signed) C. H. Keys, D. I-.. Boot,
S. A. Boot."
WEST AURORA IS DAWNING
Elbert Hubbard Picks California
Tract for Colony.
LOS ANGELES. Cal., April 2. (Spe
eial.) New Tork haa its East Aurora
and Elbert Hubbard is its prophet
California is likely to have Its West
Aurora, and the Roycroft sage is to be
Its head if Hubbard works out certain
plans he now has in contemplation
which he says require only . a short
Hubbard will, finish his theatrical en
gagement tonight, tie will leave to
morrow on the first train for East Au
rora, and will-take along the option on
a tract north of Duarte. in the foot'
hills, whereon he expects, before snow
flies again In the East, to have made
a long start toward his West Aurora
This land is good for oranges and
lemons, as it- once formed 'part of old
"Luoky" Baldwin's 60,000-acre ranch in
San Gabriel Valley, about 14 miles from
Los Angeles. It Is on the regular
route of tourist excursions and Hub
bard evidently expects to have many
visitors should he form a second Au
rora colony here. He was greatly im
pressed with golden oranges on tree
JAPANESE INVASION FEARED
King of Loyalty Islands Appeals,
VICTORIA, April 2. Fears of pos
sible invasion by Japan are maintained
by the newspapers of the Antipodes,
according to advices received today by
the Makura. W. J. Watriams, King of
the Loyalty Islands, has addressed pe
titions both to Great Britain and to
French officials, asking that a protec
torate be declared over the islands to
prevent them being secured by Japan.
The King declares the Japanese are
crowding into New Caledonia and have
installed a wireless station in a lonely
part of the Loyalty Islands.. He says
he fears the Japanese are preparing a
baso that could be used for an attack
SOUND FETE CHRISTENED
Seattle Carnival Called "Golden
Potlatch, '9 J."
SEATTLE. Wash., April 2. The Se
attle carnival committee today chose
a name for its Summer festival, which
Is to be made an annual event. It will
be known as "Golden Potlatch, '97,"
with' a subtle, "A Hot Time in a Cool
The "97" refers to the arrival of the
steamship Portland from Alaska, July
17. 1897, with the first cargo of Klon
dike gold dust. The festival will In
clude this date every year, which is
also the height of the flower and early
IN PORTLAND BUSY
Duties and Incidents
to Follow Fast.
SPECIAL GUARD IS CHOSEN
Governor, Mayor . and Mr.
Beckwith to Do Honors. ,-
RECEPTION IS OUTLINED
Laying or Cornerstone, Review of
Children, Banquet, Address at
Armory and Press Club . ,
Call Are on Programme.
HOW COLONEL ROOSRVEL.T WILL,
SPEND WEDNESDAY IN PORTLAND
2:30 P.M. Arrive at Union Station,
where he will be met by general
Spanish-American war veterans will
escort him to Multnomah Club
3 P.M. Laying of cornerstone ef
new Multnomah Club house.
School children to be greeted en
Pest at Hotel Portland.
6:30 P.M. Reception and banquet
at Commercial club.
8 P.M. Address at Armory.
10 P.M. Call at Press Club.
11:15 P.M. Leaves for Tacoma.
Colonel Roosevelt will have a busy
10 hours or so in Portland Wednesday.
Except for a brief rest at his hotel
after he has been driven through the
streets of the East and West Sides, has
laid the corner-stone of the new home
of the Multnomah Club and has re
viewed the school children of the city
on Grand avenue, every minute of his
time will be consumed iy various fes
tive and hospitable arrangements for
Portland is planning an "Oregon wel
come." It will have novel features
about it. The school children have pre
pared new evolutions in marching; the
Commercial Club banquet committees
intend that their part of the entertain
ment shall contain surprises; the Press
Club has other unique features In prep
aration. Special Guard Chosen.
Colonel Roosevelt will speak briefly
at the laying of the corner-stone, per
haps more at length at the Commercial
Club banquet, and will deliver a sched
uled address at the Armory at 8 P. M
His reception at the Press Club will be
informal, but the members hope that h
will talk briifly there. ,
Governor West, Mayor Simon and;
Harvey Beckwith, president of tha
Commercial Club, will compose a spe
cial guard, and will attend Colonel
Roosevelt during his visit here.
There will be built in the Armory to
morrow a special platform from which
Colonel Roosevelt will Bpeak. There
will be provision for 49 members of the
committees on arrangements, the Su
preme Court judges of Oregon, the Cir
cuit Court Judges and other officials.
The interior of the Armory will ba
decorated chiefly with American flags.
The doors will be open at 7 P. M. Tha
Third Regiment Band will begin play
ing at 7:30 P. M., and continue until
Colonel Roosevelt reaches the halL Tha
ushers have been chosen from the mem
bers of Scout Young Camp of Spanish
American War Veterans, under the dti
rectlon of Captain A. J. Salisbury.
Members of the Oregon National Guard.
will be on duty to act as serjeants-at-
arms, under command of Captain H. E.
Williams, and Captain L. H. Knapp will
be chief aids to Adjutant-General
Finzer, who will have general charge
of the Armory.
Armory Will Seat 4000.
Colonel Roosevelt will be escorted t
the hall from the Commercial Club ban
quet by President Beckwith and Gover
nor West. They will be followed by
other members of the Portland general
committee and upon arriving at the
Armory they will be greeted by Mayor
Simon, who will introduce the speaker.
Provision haa been made for seating
4000 persons. Chairs have been pro
vided for all available space.
Colonel Roosevelt will be escorted
from the Armory, after the address, to
the Press Club, where he will be enter
tained for a i few minutes. President
Vincent has arranged a brief hut inter
esting programme there. There will be
a large reception committee, the mem
bers of the Portland Ad Club will be
special guests and other friends of the
Press Club will attend. From the club
Colonel Roosevelt will go direct to the
Union Station to embark for Tacoma.
Colonel Roosevelt will be homeward
bound when he leaves Sacramento to
morrow at noon. He will deliver ad
dresses at Reno and Carson, Nev., today
'and will take breakfast at Sacramento
tomorrow morning with Governor ' John
son, of California, with whom he will
remain until the departure of the Shas
ta Limited for the north.
He will stop .briefly at Tacoma and
Is scheduled to deliver an address at
Dreamland Rink Thursday nipht. On th
iConcludcd on 1'asc 4o