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1'OIMXAND, OREGON", WEDNESDAY. APRIL 5, 1911.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FIFTH AND ALDER
POLITICS FILLS I
INDEX TO TODAY'S NEWS
TO NERVE SLAYER
I. GEVrKTZ 60X WILL BCILD
IS GUEST OF CITY
TAKEN TO MEXICO
DF NEW CONGRESS
TESTERDATS Maximum temperature, BO
drsr.es; minimum, 13 degiwea.
TODAY'S Fair and warmer; westerly
. winds. '
WITNESS SATS YOUTH DRANK
EXPLOSIVE IN WINE.
Three Democratic Can
didates on Floor.
SHADOW OF PRESIDENCY NEAR
Clark Makes Speech Forecast
ing Work of Session.
HOUSES SURE TO CLASH
DemocraU Will rs Tariff WIls in
Hosw, Hepnnlh-ans Kill Them
In Senate Insurgents Flock
t7 Themselves la House.
TATT tmi TAPJRIF BOAKO
WAmxoTOx. Apffi . Pr.st4.st
Tsft bu detld to rnBcratrst hU
itMtloa upon rvrtprocttr with "-
4a. ii It was tndlcst.4 today that
be Ml attempt to sure a per- f
sssaent tartlt commission at tb spe- J
da! ss lost of Conim 4
Ha told callers ha had eome to the
rerfrlosloa that tha proper ttma ta t
ask Coaraa for 'a parmanaat tariff I
hoard would ha at tha bgtnnlc ef a
rasa'.ar aatoa. f
Tha rraaldcat told visitors ha h-
l!ar4 hr Ztaeamhar tha praaant tariff I
hoard would wave prorrd Its worth. a
WASHINGTON. April . Ths Sllty
socond Con rass mat In extraordinary
session today. What tha session will
bring forth, or whan It will adjourn,
vara mstt.rs of conjecture bar a.
Tha Democrats took possesion of tha
House and put Champ Clark In tha
Speaker's chair. In bis speech accept
In tha honor he warned tha Derao
era tic in embers that tha eyes of tha
country were upon them; that tha party
waa an trial, and that It had an oppor
tunity for the first time In 1 yeara ta
prove Ita worthiness for a still higher
expression of confidence. '
Throughout tha day the shadow of
tha comlnar Presidential fight fcov-ered
about the Capitol, and there la no (jura
tion bat that tha maneurers for politi
cal advantage will play an Important
part In tha affairs of tha Hot and
Senate In tha next few months.
Bryan and Harmon on Hand.
William J. Bryan, of Nebraska, and
Governor Harmon, of Ohio, were lead
ins" flrurea en tha floor of the House.
Had Governor Woodrow Wilson been
present, the list of generally accepted
Democratic Presidential possibilities
would have been complete.
The Senate'a openlnc was sedate aa
visual. And while tha leadership of tha
npper branch remains In Republican
hands, the chance In the personnel waa
almost aa marked aa In tha House.
Aldrich. Hale. Beveridge and there of
both tha reamer and progressive fac
tions were missed.
President Taft'a message, dealing
with Canadian reciprocity, will ba read
la Congress tomorrow. The Democrate
f the House, however, have formulat
ed an ambitious programme, which In
cludes the revision of schedules of tha
Payne-Aldrlch tariff laws.
Tariff Bills Will Be Rilled.
Republican leaders of the Senate
rave announced there shall ba no tarltf
legislation. They devlare they are not
alarmed at the threat of the Democrats
to hold back reciprocity until action
Is secured on tariff bills. This differ
ence promise soon t, bring the two
branch ee Into conflict. A legislative
deadlock la predicted, and the length of
the session seems to depend on how
long the Democratic House will bom
bard the Republican Senate with gen
eral legislation bills.
from a political standpoint It Is
likely that one of the most Important
things tha temocratlc House will do
will ba to order aa Investigation of tha
departments and branches of tha Gov
ernment service. The temocrats say
there have been no auch Investigations
for 20 years, and that a aavlng to tha
people will result.
The House seeslon waa devoted to the
work of organization. The adoption of
the new rules waa put over until to
morrow. The Republicans will make
their first fight on these. They resent
the action of the Democrats In Increas
ing the membership of committees with
out Increasing the percentage of minor
Inargrnt Flock Alone.
The Republican Insurgents In the
House Indicated their purpose to act
ladapendently by declining to vote for
Mann for Speaker, and by giving their
support to Cooper of Wisconsin.
The Insurgents gained a member
when Ak in of New Tork. elected as an
"Independent .Democrat" and heretofore
carried on law Democratic rolls, cast
Ma lot with them and chose a aeat on
tha Republican side.
Berger of Wisconsin, the only 80
rtal'st In the House, voted ""present" In
the Speakership balloting. He also
, choes a seat on tits Republican side.
In his speech accepting the Speakership
I Clark- enumerated the promlaee to the
(CoaeJsded en rare .
Contract Fntrred Into With Henry
1-alllnz Folate for 10-Year
Contract for a lease for SO yeara of
tha quarter block at tha southeast cor
ner of Fifth and 'Alder streets has
been signed between the estate of
Henry Failing, tha owner, an I I.
Gevurts A Son. furniture dealers. It la
tha Intention of Oevurtx Son to erect
a -story. building on the sit, and
plana are now being drawn by WhiJden
dt Lewis, architects.
Tha present tenants will hold until
July 1. 112. and six months will be al
lotted for construction of tha building.
The six-story building that now stands
on the ground is of first-class construc
tion with steel frame. This frama will
be utilised In the new building, and six
stories added. The brick facing on the
present building will be torn out and
tha proposed structure will be faced
with terra cotta tile. The building la
to be strictly -Class A" and the fittings
and arrangements will be of the most
Part of tha ground floor on Airier
street and most of the space on tue
upper floors of the present building la
now occupied by the Honeyman Hard
ware Company. Tha second floor la
occupied by the Fred A. Jacobs Com
reny. realty dealers, and the Fifth-
street frontage Is divided Into retail
The new building will be the largest
structure devoted to the retail furni
ture business In the United States. I.
Oevurtx. head of the firm, started In
bustness In Portland more than 1
years ago with a little store It by IS
feet at First and Yamhill streets. The
concern has occupied Its present quar
ters at First and Tamhlll for the last
It year, and will maintain a branch In
this location after the new building is
The architecture of the building Is to
ba attractive and In keeping with new
structures In that Immediate neighbor
hood. Tha front on both sides Is to be
of steel and plate glass, and as much
glaaa aa possible will be used In con
struction, so as to make tha building
llfbt and airy on all floors.
CLERIC SEEKS HONEST LIFE
La Grande Minister Leaves Pulpit
for Orchard Church Scored.
LA GRANDE, Or, April 4.-Fpe-
rtai.) Informing his congregation that
he la thoroughly disgusted with the
"systems" In vogue la the so-called
church and asserting that be could not
be honeat and remain In the church as
Its pastor and do the thlnga required
of It. Rev. Ford Ellis Sunday night
preached hla last sermon In tha Cen
tral Church of Christ and Is today
moving on an orchard In this valley.
The demands made of the preacher
today, ha said, were auch aa to forbid
an honest living. Ha mads these
statements a week ago, when he
startled hla congregation by the
charges related, and during the week
waa roundly criticised. Last night ba
reiterated his former statements and
added that the system and cuatom bade
him obey certain rltea and customs,
while conscience told him otherwise,
yet his personal beliefs had to be dis
regarded In order to earn his bread
T am leaving tha local organisation
for a Held that la not limited by forma
and formula." he said.
ORIENTAL RATE WAR ENDS
Steamship Lines Agree) to Xlesnmo
Former Tariffs on Cereals.
SEATTLE! April 4. Representatives
of ths trana-ParlOd steamship lines be
longing to the Trans-Pacific Tariff Bu
reau, at a meeting hold here yesterday.
agreed to restore the former rates on
wheat and flour from North Paclflo
porta to Japan. China and Manila, tha
agreement to become effective June L
thereby ending the bitter rate war
which baa been on for the last two
Since ths rate war became acute all
tha lines have been quoting a 11.50
rate on wheat and a fl rate on flour.
The regular rates, wntch will be re
stored June L are f 1 to ports In Japan
and Hongkong and fl to Shanghai.
Tha following lines were represent
ed at the conference: The Bank line,
the Blue Funnel Up, the Nippon Tusen
Kalsha. the Great Northern Steamship
Company, the Canadian Pacific Steam
ship Company, the Osaka Shoehea
Kalsha. the Portland-Asiatic Steamship
Company and tha Paclflo Hail Steam
DEATH ENDS BOY'S PLIGHT
Child, Murderer, Die in Prison
- Serving; Life Sentence.
THOMA9TON". Teg, April 4,-Deatn
brought to an early end yesterday tha
Ufa sentence which Kentaon Preble. II
years old. was serving In the state
prison here for the murder of his chum.
Morris W. Heath. Tounr Preble was
but IS yeara old and weighed only 19
pounds when committed to prison In
September. 107. His health bad failed
during hla Imprisonment.
It was fear of a bigger boy that led
young Preble to commit the crime, ac
cording to the lad's confession. "Be
cause I kicked Morris' dog." he said.
he said he. would kill me. He was
bigger than ma, so I had to kill him."
was the substance of the boy's state
Court Defied by Mother
CALIFORNIA SCORNED BYLAW
Mrs. Henry and Six Armed
Men Flee South in Autos.'
KELLEYACTS IN COLLUSION
Divorced Wife of Seattle Man by
Force Takes Her Offspring; and
Her Consort Is Accused of
Devising Whole Scheme.
FAN FRANCISCO, April 4. (Special.)
Pursued by police, private detectives,
Sheriffs and peremptory court orders.
Mrs. Albert J. Henry, the Seattle so
defy woman who forfeited her rights
as a mother by eloping to San Iran
Cisco .with' & Foster Kelley, the Seattle
capitalist, and himself a husbandand
father, la today defying all the machin
ery of the law In the flight that began
last night when she kidnaped her two
Judge E. P. Mogan of the Superior
Court at noon today ordered the serv
ing of a second writ of habeas corpus
on Mrs. Henry and the nurse in her
employ. Miss Pearl Wlckoff. ordering
them to appear In court Immediately
after lis service and bring the children
A copy of the writ waa ordered sent
to every Sheriff and city police depart
ment In the state, and the entire ma
chinery of the California law Is now In
motion to nead off the desperate mother
In what Is believed' to ba an attempt to
reach Mexico,' ,
Xirne Severely Grilled.
Miss Pearl "Wlckoff. the trained nurse
to whose car Mrs. Henry gave the chil
dren If days ago when she left for,
Seattle to defend Henry's divorce suit,
was summoned to the Superior Court
by Judge Mogan this morning and un
derwent a severe grilling by the court
and W. II. Metson. Henry's attorney.
Her testimony established the fact that
8. Foster Kelley and Mrs. Henry lived
together or in close gommunlcatlon
with each other at the Hotel Savoy, on
Van " Ness avenue, and that It was
Kelley who paid for'the board and care
of the Henry children after Miss Wlck
off hook charge of them.
After Judge Mogan had listened to
Mlsa Wlckoffs story he Issued a bench
warrant for the arrest of Mrs. Henry,
John Doe Bogan and six other Does
for contempt of court. Bogan Is the
tall, burly fellow who led the squad
of private detectives with Mr a. Henry
at the nurse's apartments oij Jones
street last night.
Kelley Alda In Kidnaping.
Kelley has been living In San Fran
cisco since he eloped with the wife of
his former employe last Fall. It 'la
believed that he financed and helped
plan Mrs. Henry's daring plot to take
the children In the face of a court
With the aid of half a dosen private
detectives, whom she had employed for
the undertaking. Mrs. Henry succeeded
In gaining possession of her two chll-
(Concluded on Paga ft.)
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v I LED 1 05.2 ;
Giuseppe de Marin to. sllegad Camorrlst, d,
nlea murder plot. Paxa 2.
Mexico's ex-Ambassador to United Stages
and Madero representative bold peace
conference In Washington. Fags 3. .
Conrrnu meets In extra eesion and Clark
leus Democratic policy, rage 1
Vomeatie. Vrs. Hrnrv and detectives abduct h' chil
dren and start for Mexico: California
courts seek her. Pass 1.
Baron da Con.tant says war between united
State, and Japan would be lolly, rase a.
Social-Democratic party defeated In Mil
waukee election. Page a.
Los Angeles streetcar held up; 82 are robbed
Oy two. Pace 4.
Harrison elected Mayor of Chicago by pl'
ralltr of 17.06- Pace 1.
Roosevelt .peak, at Sacramento In favor of
government by tha people, rage J.
Coa.t Leamie score: Portland, 2: Vernon,
1: other games postponed. Pass T.
Reinstatement of Ben Henderson, Beaver
pitcher, la reversed. Page 7.
rtr.mn Rnnr.ni. Court hold, owner of abut
tins property owna dirt out to middle of
at reel. Page a.
Six studcrta found guilty of hazing girls
at Washington State College. Page !
Civil War veteran, aged 81. sues for dlvjrce
from woman 73 yeara old. Page 13.
Witness In Hoqulam murder case declarea
, .layer of Chinaman took gunpowder to
nerve aeir for crime, fane J.
Coal land Indlctmenta quashed In Seattle
no further action to be taken until Su
prama Court Interprets law. page 6.
8e mour beats Mayor Fawcatt In Tacoma
recall vote, but not getting majority new
election will be held. Page 6.
Jury puszled In convict case at Salem.
Commercial and Marine.
Sheep pelts decline In sympathy with wool.
Wool aalaa large In Boston market. Page IS.
Northern railroad stocks strong feature dt
Wall street. - Page 18.
Members of the Old Port Commission hav
ing given 110.000 bond, employes re
ceived monthly pay cbecka. Page IS.
Port land and Vicinity.
Theodore Roosevelt guest of Portland to
Influx of colonists growing greater. Page 12.
Board of Education may dismlsa Architect
Jon. Page 12.
J. P. O'Brien, head of Karrlman lines In
Montana, arrested for blocking streeta
with tracks, page IS.
Judge Kavanaugh decldea today whether
new bids are to be asked for west wing
of Courthouse, Page a.
Skyscraper to be built on Fifth and Alder.
City demande valid reason for rejection
of Broadway bridge bonds by Chicago
nmv paga 10.
F. 1 Brayton dlrecta construction of Wil
cox akyscraper by telephone when quar
antined. Paga 14.
BROTHERS ARE REUNITED
Salesman Brings Men Separated 85
1X39 ANGELES, Cel.. April 4. (Spe
cial.) Through the wonderful memory of
a traveling salesman two brothers, sepa
rated 35 yeara without knowledge of each
other's whereabouts or hope of finding
each other, were brought together today.
Several months ago James Memslng, of
Cincinnati, was talking wtlh the sales
man and Incidentally the latter told him
of having heard the same name in York,
The commercial traveler promised to
look him up on his next 1 trip. Meantime
Ferdinand Memslng. the Pennsylvania
man. came here to spend part of the
Winter. James Memslng arrived today.
and the brothers were reunited.
KNOCKOUT MAY BE FATAL
Wakefield . Loses at Boise, Anne
. Flees, Three Arrested.
BOISE. Idaho, April 4. B. Wakefield
is in a precarious condition from the ef
fects of being knocked out in the ajxth
round of his fight at Haley tonight
with Carl Aune, of Philadelphia.
He was unconscious for two hours
and little hope is entertained for his
recovery. Art Jackson; the promoter;
Ous Terxoldt, the referee, and George
Coatea, the timekeeper, have been ar
rested. Aune escaped.
Merriam Falls Behind
"SILK STOCKINGS" ARE SUPINE
Their Fear of Wet Feet Helps
to Defeat Professor.
SOCIALISTS ARE STRONG
Totals Show Jjarge Increase In New
Party's Vote Harrison Helped
by Promise of Cheap Gas.
Dunne Men Fall to Bolt.
CHICAGO, April 4. Carter H. Har
rison, Mayor of Chicago from 1897 tin;
til 1905 and son of Carter H. Harrison,
6r, who occupied the Mayor's office
from 1879 to 1887, was re-elected in
1893 and was assassinated during his
World's Fair year term, was re-elected
for the fifth time today. He defeated
Charles E. Merriam, Republican, by
17,082 votes, receiving a total of J.77,
In spite of the opposition of most of
the press, the election was a complete
A City Council of 41 Democrats and
29 Republicans will greet Harrison's
Introduction to his fifth term. Milton
J. Foreman was defeated by Albert
Xearney, uemocrat, presiaeni ui tug
Three-I Baseball League.
Harrison Declares Policy.
When the result was assured Mr.
Harrison issued a statement partially
denning his policy. Ho calls atten
tion to questions which will come up.
Including subways, unification of the
transportation service, the price of gaj
and telephone and electric light rates.
Concluding, he says: J
"It is, of course, an impossibility to
stamp out vice in a great communiy.
The police can hold It in check, how
ever, and the police will hold It In
check for the coming four years.
"My father held the office of Mayor
for four successive terms, was out of
office two terms and then was re
elected. By a singular coincidence
that Is Just the history of my publlo
service. I shall do my best to give an
administration that shall show 'the
confidence of my fellow citizens has
not been misplaced."
Made Good Fight, Says Merriam.
The final count gave Harrison 177,358,
Professor Merriam 160,276. Rodriguez,
the Socialist candidate, received 22,294
Merriam conceded the election of Har
rison at 6:30 P. M-, two and a half hours
after the polls closed, but said the re
sults were auch aa would give him hope
for another contest. In giving up the
fight Professor Merriam said:
I am satisfied with the fight we have
made. We have presented the Issues of
decent, honest, economical and progres
sive government squarely to the voters.
I wish to thank every one of my friends
who have loyally supported me . with
their time, money, eloquence and enthu
siasm. I congratulate Mr. Harrison on
his victory and wish him well in his ad
ministration." Scrutiny of the returns by ward and
precinct shown that Professor Merriam
(Concluded on Paga 2.)
Roommate of Hoquiam Prisoner De
clares Murder of Chinaman
ABERDEEN, Wash.. April 4. Testi
fying In the trial of Louis Sklazar, the
youth on trial at Montesaiyfor the
murder at Hoquiam November 12 last
year of Ah Fook, an aged Chinese
gardener; Dan Muners, former-roommate
of Salazar and also a Chilean,
said that before visiting the home of
the Chinaman Salazar took a draught
of wine In which he had mixed gun
powder to nerve him for the murder.
"He pulled the bullets out of two
revolver cartridges with his teeth," said
Muners. "poured the powder into a
glass of wine and drank it- I told him
he was crazy, but he said it would
give him nerve for a Job he had on
hand that night."
Muners testified that the morning
following the crime Salazar confessed
to him. The witness also said that
Salazar importuned him to aid in the
murder, .declaring that there would be
$2000 In it for them. Muners was sub
jected to rigid cross-examination but
his story was not shaken.
As Muners testified Salazar, for the
first time since, his arrest, seemed to
realize the seriousness of the situa
tion. His hands trembled and his lips
The case went to the Jury at 6 o'clock
this evening, after Salazar took the
stand In his own behalf. He said he
had quarreled with the Chinaman over
a 75-cenfwash bill; that he told him
he would pay him pay day. The China
man, he said, picked up a hammer and
he (Salazar) wrested it from him and
felled the Celestial. When the China'
man called for help, Salazar said, he
cut his throat with a hatchet to silence
him. He then took $5 which lay on
the table and made his escape, after
throwing the body into the river.
GRAIN HELPED, FRUIT HURT
Walla Walla Frost? Menaces Peach,
Apricots and Cherry Crops.
WALLA WALLA. Wash.. April 4.
(Special.) Greatly enhancing the pics
pects for the grain crop, but probably
killing every peach, apricot and charry
in the Valley, the worst storm of the
season hit- Walla Walla early this
morning, following an all-night rain.
The rain was badly needed by the
wheat of the country, and farmers re
joice in the moisture that has been
given the ground at a mtjst opportune
time. They say that the . crop con
dition at present Is little short of per
fect, and that there Is no reason why
there should not be the biggest wheat
yield the valley has ever known. Half
an Inch of rain fell.
, Following the rain, a heavy sndw
began falling about daylight, and at
noon two Inches of white covered the
gardens and trees. This melted quick
ly with the afternoon sun, but the sky,
cleared of clouds, bids fair to make
way for the heaviest frost of the
Peaches, cherries and apricots are
in full blossom, and should the frost.
which has already begun to appear.
continue through the night, the damage
will be Immense. Appearances are that
apples may also be 'damaged, but they
are hardly far enough along to be hurt
SWEETHEARTS KIN, PERISH
Man Dies of Grief After Learning: of
Relationship Girl's Body in Lake.
CLEVELAND. April 4. Shock and grief
caused by the discovery that his sweet
heart, Anna Xeumelster, aged 17, was
his half-sister, is believed to have caused
the death of John Ott, who died on the
street yesterday, according to the Coro
ner's verdict today.
The body of Miss Neumeister was
taken from Lake Erie a short time before
Ott died. The discovery of their rela
tionship had prompted her to take, her
Ott became a boarder at the Xeumels
ter home recently. Sunday the mother
found him making love to Anna. She
then informed the sweethearts that they
were relatives. Ott quit the house and
was seen no more until his body waa
taken to the morgue. It was at first
supposed he had committed suicide, but
the Coroner could find no evidence of
poison. Miss Neumeister left home Sun
day afternoon. Testerday her body was
found in the lake. Late last night it was
NORTHWEST MEN IN REAR
Most Representatives Unlucky In
Drawing Seats in House. '
OREGOXIAN NEWS BUREAU,
Washington, April 4. As usual. North
western Representatives, with one ex
ception, were unfortunate in the draw
ing for seats in the House of Repre
sentatives today and In consequence
most of them are located In the rear
of the House.
La Follette of Washington, the lucky
member, was third to be called in to
day's lottery and, strangely enough, he
selected a seat Immediately behind
Dalzell of Pennsylvania and diagonally
across the aisle from ex-Speaker Can
non. He is In the very center of the
old guard which clustered around Can
non and is removed from most of the
other insurgents. v-
Lafferty was called comparatively
early, but chose a seat about half way
from the last aisle on the Republican
side, immediately adjoining the "Chero
kee strip," that is filled with. Democrats.
Short Stay to Be Full
RECEPTION LONG PLANNED
First Feature After Parade Is
MERRICK TAKES WELCOME
Postmaster Will Carry Mail to ex
President at Koseburg Finish
ing Touches Put on. Plans for
' Surprise in Store for T. R.
PROGRAMME TO BE FOLLOWED
BT COLONEL ROOSEVELT.
J:30 P. M. Arrival of ex-Presl-dent
Roosevelt from San Francisco at
8:00 P. M. Dedicatory services up
on Multnomah Club Field.
8:30 P. M. Start for East Side to
. view school children on Grand ave
nue. 4.30 P. M. Arrival at Portland Ho
tel, occupying rooms 210. 311, 213.
:00 P. M. Escort consisting- of
. President Beckwith of Commercial
Club, Governor West and Mayor Si
mon to call at hotel tq take Roose
velt to Commercial Club banquet. -
6:15 Arrival of Roosevelt and es
cort at banquet hall.
7:00 P. M. Armoay opened to the
general publlo from the Eleventh
7:80 P. M. Third Regiment Band
to give concert In Armory until ar
rival of ex-President.
8:30 P. M. Roosevelt and escort
leave Commercial Club banquet for '
:40 P. M. Arrival of ex-Presl-dent
8:45 F. M. Roosevelt begins to
10:00 P. M. Roosevelt leaves for
the Press . Club, escorted by Presi
dent Vincent, of Press Club; Presi
dent Beckwlth, of Commercial Club;
Governor West and Mayor Simon.
10:30 P. M. Roosevelt leaves for
private car of H. C. Nutt. fourth
vice-president of the Northern Pa
cific at Union Depot..
11:15 P. M. Train leaves for Ta
coma. with Roosevelt aboard.
Theodore Roosevelt. ex-President of
the United States, will, today be the
guest of Portland. A royal welcome Is
to be given the distinguished traveler
and statesman and the many sub-com
mittees in charge of the entertainment
have everything ready so that the re
ception to America's foremost private
citizen, beginning upon the arrival of
Colonel Roosevelt and party on tho
Shasta Limited from the South at 2:30
P. M. and ending on his departure at
11:15 tonight, may be carried out with
the nicety of a piece of well-oiled ma
chinery. "Strenuous," to use the Colonel's own
word, have been the preparations of
the Commercial Club and other organi
zations for the Portland reception. For
more than a month the plans have been
worked upon and the surprises in store
for Mr. Roosevelt added to until it is
now believed a genuine treat will ba
in store for him, busy though he will be
Welcome to Be Hearty.
That Mr. Roosevelt may leave Port
land with the one idea in mind, that "of
all that is good Oregon affords tha
best." is the sole aim of the reception
committees. Royal is only a mild term
which can be used for Portland's wel
come to "Teddy." a welcome which will
Droclalm the real good feeling which
this city and district feels toward the
ex-President, a welcome for which Ore
gon people are noted.
The Weather Man has been appealed
to. and while he does not promise ab
solutely to hold back a gentle April
shower or two, he has been asked to
be good so fervently that those In
charge of all other, arrangements asldo
from the weather are hoping that this
autocratic individual may be lenient.
Aside from tha possibility of rain there,
seems to be no chance for anything;
happening to mar the success of tha
day. x I
When Mr. Roosevelt departs from
Portland it will be as sc king leaving
behind a loyal following, wishing him
God-speed on his travels. He will ba
accompanied to the Union station by
the managers of the Commercial Club
and others who will have helped to make,
his all-too-short stay in Portland aus
plclous. At the station will be wait
ing the private car of H. C. Nutt, fourth
vice-president of the Northern Paclflo
' Great Surprise In Sore.
Finishing touches were placed in tha
banquet hall (or the big surprise which
has been planned for almost a month.
In the matter of the arrangements for
the dedicatory services at the Multno
mah field, where the new 8300,000 build
ing will receive its start. President
Holt reported to the general commit
tee that he had everything well In hand
and that not only the inscriptions upon -the
corner-stone were complete, but
the silver trowel, which the ex-Prest-dent
will handle while he smooths tha
cement which will bind the stone to its
(Concluded, en. Page 1ft)