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PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, 31 A V 1, 1912.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
LAW AND ORDER IS
SUITOR URGES KNOT
ENVOYS FOR FAIR
TAR LEADING 111
WILL MEET KING
COMMISSIONERS MAKE EARLY
START IX BRITAIN".
AIMED AT Ifj SUIT
ARE PUT 10 ROUT
BRY STATE BALLOT
IEAGCK FORMS FOR VPI,IFT OF
MORALS AXD EXD OF CRIME.
KAITHFVL SWAIN TARES BRIDE
BEFORE SlIMiEON DOES.
550 Precincts Give
Plurality of 141.
PfiESIDENT CARRIES BOSTON
Standing of Relegates Is Un
decided at Midnight.
rtMOCRATS CHOOSE CLARK
ItrpiiMican Prrfwnce Kipreed
tor Tft. While Roosevelt Dele-patcc-at-Larso
Uth District Taft B.
BOSTON. April 30- Returns from
Presldentia I primaries held today
throughout the state were o Incom
plete at midnight that It was Impos
sible to may whether President Tuft or
I'nlonel Roosevelt had captured the ma
jority of the delegates from Massa
chusetts to the National convention.
The President led In the late rtums.
Returns In E3 out of 100 election
Republican preferences la Follette
Roosevelt I4. Taft jn.XS. Dele-;ates-at-lara;e
Baxter (heading Room.
vrlt s;rotip I0.S3I. Crane (heading Taft
Democratic preference Clark 19.706.
Wilson 5. Pelegates-at-large
LouKhlln (pledged to F" .4M. Wl
liama (for primary prefernce) Hit.
A majority of the Congressional dis
tricts reported that meager reporta at
midnight appeared to favor Roosevelt.
Complete re rums from the City of
Republican preference La Follette,
14: Roosevelt, 10.6S1: Taft. U.iit.
rviejtts-st-lare Baxter, headins;
Roosevelt group. lO.tll; Crane, heading
Taft group. 10.07$.
Democratic preference Clark. 14.100;
Ieles:mtes-at-lare Coughlln. pledged
to Foss. 11.3S; Williams, for primary
The Republican vote in Boston and
in many other sections of the state was
heavy, but the Democratic voters, aa a
whole, did not manifest great Interest
In the primaries.
The Eleventh Congressional District
delegates elected to the Keoubllran Na
tional Convention are: tirafton C
TuKhlns; and W. Prentiss Parker, both
pledged to Taft.
DELAWARE NAMES DELEGATES
Democratic Convention Sends Fonr
Favoring Vll.on. Two In Douht.
l'OVFR. PeJ.. April 30. The Demo
cratic state convention today named
nix delegates to the National conven
tion at Baltimore, two from each coun
ty of the state.
The Newcastle and Sussex county se
lect Ions are advocates of Governor
Villon. The Kent County selection
wa. not made by Wilson leaders of
that county, but tne two delegates
are saM to favor Wilson. The dele
sates were not Instructed.
LOSS OF GOLD THREATENED
Humphrey Plead for Appropriation
for Seattle Ai.a Office.
OKEtSONlAX NEWS BIT RE At. Wash-
njrton. April SO. Representative) Hum
hrey tmlay notified the House com
nltlee on appropriations that If it
polished the Seattle assay office
tl tka gold would be taken to Van
o iver. B. C where the Canadian gov
ernment maintains a well-equipped
assay office. He denied the conten
tion of the Treasury Department that
lis gold would find Its way to Han
irancleco. fven though the United
states proposed there to assay It free.
Notwithstanding his showing, ilum
iirv believes that the House wl.l
hollrtti all assay offices, except at
York, and he has urged Senator
Jones to make a fight for the rein
statement of the Seattle appropriation
' th sundry bill gets to tho Sen
ate. VANCOUVER GRETNA GREEN
tiiplo lYvm Many States Go There
' to Wed.
VANCOUVER. Wash. April Jo.
.Si eclai.) Forty-two marriage licenses
were Usued here In April. The ma
jority of the applicants were from.out
si.le Clark County, from New York.
Massachusetts, and nearly every ither
tuir. Rut ?. couples came from llre-
gon. most of these from Portland
Vancouver lisa become the ;r
lirren of the Northwest. Many dl
. aes. It is noted, give the pla
marriage as Vancouver.
I.o-its ltlcklrson and Miss Char
lehney Cos how. North Yakima.
V. Kellendonk and Mrs. Anna Sel
ler. Portland, today secured lie
r. S. T. Dorr. County "lerk, tod
i elved four letters asking If cc
persons had been married or div
Hope Hclrl That Lack of Sympathy
of Itula Will Not Prevent
Visit to St. Petersburg.
LONDON. April 30. The Panama
Pacific Exposition Commission ap
pointed by President Taft. which ar
rived here yesterday, made an early
start In putting before the British grov
errment the case for British participa
tion In the international exposition to
be held at San Francisco In 1915.
The members of the Commission
spent this morning arranging the pro
gramme for their stay In consultation
with Whltelaw Reid, the American Am
bassador, and In the afternoon they
called on Sir Edward Grey at the For
The members or the party were In
vited by Foreign Secretary Grey to be
the guests of the government at a
luncheon In the House of Commons on
Thursday, and they will be presented to
King George in Buckingham Palace
The Commissioners have not heard
anything further in regard to the re
ported unsympathetic attitude on the
part of Russia, and they are hopeful
IAON8I Smvl O JO a A.m nt nter.
rere with their visit to St. Peterspurg.
BIBLES IN SCHOOLS URGED
Vancouver Sunday School Institute
Will Work for Reform.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. April SO.
(Special.) The Holy Bible will be In
troduced Into the public schools of the
State of Washington, if the Sunday
School Rub-dlstrlct Institute, of the
Vancouver District. Puget Pound Con
ference, can have Its way. This organ
ization haa Just closed a three-day ses
sion In this city and one resolution
"Whereas. The signs of the times
point to the necessity of greater con
servation of the moral and spiritual
forces of our people, be it
"Resolved. That we. as a district, co
operate with all organizations that are
working for the admission and study
of the Bible In the public schools of the
State of Washington.'
Dr. Spencer S. Sulllger. district super
intendent, waa appointed as a commit
tee to work with the co-operating so
cieties and to assist In bringing the
question before the State Legislature
In piifr form, for submission to a
vote of the people.
Rev. E. R. Martin, of the American
Sunday School Union, of Portland,
spoke on the "More Important Conser
vation." He said that conditions in
the public schools are bad, as a result
of the lack of the more Important
training, and he showed how little op
portunity the church has for teaching
the children about their spiritual wel
fare. MACLAREN SUCCEEDS TODD
Everett Man Named Federal Atlor
nejr In Western Washington.
SEATTLE. Wash.. April 30. I Spe
cial.) William G. Maclaren. an as
sistant to United States District At
torney Elmer E. Todu, and since .the
first of the year his chief assistant,
will tomorrow morning be appointed
United States District Attorney for the
Western District of Washington, by
Judge llanford. pursuant to instruc
tions received from Attorney-General
Wlckemham. to fill the vacancy caused
by the retirement of Mr. Todd, whose
official connection with the office of
District Attorney ended at midnight to
day. Mr. Maclaren. who will serve until a
regular appointment can be made. Is a
native of Iowa, a graduate of Grlnnell
College and pursued his law studies in
the law school of Iowa State Uni
versity. He came to Washington in
190J, becoming a resident of Everett,
of which city he was elected City At
torney for three successive terms, cov
ering the period from 190 to 1310.
TOWN FINDS NAME ODIOUS
Residents or Imay, .Mont.. Seek
Change AMor Is- Suggested.
SIOUX C1TT. la.. April S. (Special.)
According to dispatches from Ismay,
Mont., the hustling young town on the
Puget Round extension of the St. Paul
Railway, the residents are contemplat
ing steps to change the name of the
town since the Titanic disaster and the
resultant criticism leveled at J. Rnu-e
Ismay. managing director of the Ill
A majority of the residents favor
adopting the name of some man who
acted a hero's part on the doomed ves
sel, and are divided betwen Astor. Butt.
Smith and Straus. Astor seems to find
the greatest favor. It la considered cer
tain tho name of Ismay will be aban
doned. POLICE FIRE ON STRIKERS
Longsliorcmcn "Wounded After At
tack With Sticks and Stone.
BALTIMORE. April 30. Defending
themselves when about JOno striking
longshoremen, many of whom were
armed with sticks and stones, swooped
down on them, a squad of police guard
ing Pier No. at Canton today drew
their revolver, ami fired many shots.
Several men were shot, but not se
riously, and heads were cracked In the
genera! melee. The strikers fled.
Little Garrison Pours
Shot on Attackers.
FORGE OF 475 DEFEATS 2000
Deadly Fire Opened From
TOWN OF TEPIC DEFENDED
Rapid-Fire Guns and Tlirec-Pound-er
Reply lo Revolutionaries'
Charge Cavulry Makes
Sally Rebel Ixss 2 20.
TEPIC, Mexico., April 26. (By cour
ier to El Paso. Tex., April 30.) With
220 dead and more than this number
wounded, many of whom were unable
to crawl from the battlefield""-fOOu
rebels, under command of Manuel Guer
rero, have been completely routed by
the garrison of this city, aided by the
police of the local commandery.
The attack was begun on Wednesday,
April 54. the rebels appearing In the
bills surrounding Teplc on the day
previous and demanding the surrender
of the garrison, which was under com
mand of Colonel Martin Esplnosa.
Terra Well Situated.
This town, which has 15.500 Inhab
itants. Is excellently situated for de
fense, on a level plain almost at the
foot of the extinct volcano of Sangan
guey. The plain Is surrounded by low
hills, but Is cultivated and free from
underbrush or other cover so that the
rebels did not dare approach closer to
the city than the rim of the low hills,
where they were plainly visible and
wlience they were driven twice by the
fire of a three-pounder placed on the
roof of the local cuartel, before the
Colonel Esplnosa responded to the
messenger of the rebel chief Wednes
day afternoon by means of a cannon
ball, which killed three rebels and
wounded two. At 3 o'clock In the after
noon the rebels attacked Teplc from
the north, east and west.
Defenders 'omber 473.
In tho garrison were 115 cavalrymen.
BO state police and 110 city police.
It waa seen that the rebels would
enter. If possible by the three roads
which penetrate the heart of the capi
tal. Three men were operating the three-
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V1" BE A Good
I A I 4NDTHTCCrecw
Sweetheart Prevails Upon Honular
School Teacher to Wed First.
Go Under Knife Later.
HOQUIAM. "Wash., April 30. One
hour before the bride was to go under
the surgeon's knife for a critical op
eration. Miss Mary Ames, one of the
popular teachers in the Hoqulam high
school, and James L. Skinner, a popu
lar resident of this city and a member
of the local Elks' Lodge, were married
yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
51. L. Watson, where the bride has been
making her home while In this city.
The ceremony was performed at the
Insistent request of the bridegroom,
who demanded of his fiancee that she
become his wife before the operation
so she might have someone on whom
she would know she could depend,
someone on whom she had a greater
claim than friendship.
For some time Mlss Ames, now Mrs.
Skinner, lias known she must submit
to the dangers of an operation. For a
long while Mr. Skinner has been urg
ing her to not put off the wedding
day longer, but to become Ms bride
at once. Still she waited, hesitating
to go to him sick in body. At last
the operation could be delayed no long
er. Yesterday afternoon was the time
appointed for her to go to the hospital
and to tho surgeon's glass-topped op
Mr. Skinner would delay no longer
and yesterday a few of the closest
friends of tho couple assembled at the
Watson home and the marriage cere
mony was performed. It was but a
brief hour more until the bride was a
pfctlenf. In the hospital, but the word
that came from there after the opera
tion was that Mrs. Skinner would sur
vive and soon be out to Join her hus
band. PUBLISHERS' NAMES ASKED
House Bill Would Compel Printing
Who Are Owners and Editors.
WASHINGTON. April 30. The Barn
hart bill to compel all newspapers,
magazines and periodicals to print the
names of their managing editors, own
ers and all stockholders was attached
to the postofflee appropriation bill In
the House today.
It was amended to make this obllga-
. n.n..r,nur. on. dav nf eaeh
week. The amendment waa agreed to
y a vo i - .
BOURNE'S EXPENSE HEAVY
Personally Campaign Fight Cost
SALEM. Or.. April SO. (Special.) A
further expense statement received
from Jonathan Bourne today showed
that he personally expended j::S3.44 for
the recent campaign.
The sum of $1996. is was expended by
GET OUT YOUR STRAW HAT TODAY.
SETHIS 00 s.
Government Says Mo
nopoly Is Sought.
DISSOLUTION iS DEMANDED
Plot to Control Retailers Un
fairly Is Charged.
MANY DEFENDANTS NAMED
Business, Begun to Handle Imple
ments Tor Harvesting Only, Has
Come to Include All Kinds
of Farm Machinery..
PRAYER OF C.OVKRXMENT IX
Sl'lT AGAINST HARVKSTER
Thn Federal Government ssks fer
tho following depositions In the Har
That the S140.000.ono corporation be
dissolved on the ground that It Is a
monopoly in restraint of trade.
That Injunctions he issued to
har from Interstate commerce the
products of the International Har
vester Company or of the Interna
tional Harvester Company of Amer
ica. Its selling agency.
That receivers ho appointed to tske
chrs;e of the property and -wind up
the business of the defendant, if the
court finds such action compatible
with public Interest.
ST. PAUL, April 30. Charging that
the International Harvester Company is
a monopoly In restraint of trade, oper
ating "to the grave injury of the
farmer and the general public." the
Government filed today in the United
States District Court a petition asking
for a receiver to take charge of the
company's business. The defendants
a ill have until June 3' to plead, and
the trial may be set for the October
term, of court. The Government charges
the Harvester Company with mono
polizing or attempting to monopolize
the manufacture and sale of agricul
The Government alleges the Interna
tional Harvester Company controls at
least 90 per cont of the trado In the
United States in harvesters or grain
binders. 75 per cent of the mowers and
more than 60 per cent of the binder
twlnei Considering agricultural imple
ments of every kind, other than har-
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f r n 'TMcAN'r
i ) II cvtti GET A
Belief Expressed in '"God. Pri.on
Reform and Governor Hunt."
Membership Is 2 00.
" PHOENIX. Ariz., April 30. Two
hundred convicts in the Arizona State
Penitentiary at Florence have organ
ized themselves into a so-called "law
and order league," the constitution of
which sets forth the belief of the
members In "God, prison reform and
Governor Hunt," and names as the pur
pose of the league the promotion of
better morals and the abolishment of
Tho membership Includes 96 per cent
of tho prisoners, who above their sig
natures have agreed to observe the
following seven rules:
"To try each day to do some good
"To set aside from each day a cer
tain time for the study of pure and no
"To assist each other in all matters
"To assist the officers In tho dis
charge of their daily duties.
"To avoid and prevent disorderly
"To refrain from profane language.
"To respect each other, assist the
weak and dr all In our power to uplift
the principles of prison reform and the
policies of our new state."
STRAW HAT IS OUT TODAY
Ad Club Men to "Spring" Summer
"Rain or Shine."
The "straw-hat boob" has become an
extinct animal, and the reason for this
Is that fashion has decreed for men
that henceforth, in Portland at least,
May 1 shall be the official day when
everyone should consign his fuzzy "Win
ter hat to the rack and come forth
in the shining straw or Panama.
The May Day straw hat rite will be
observed In a most gorgeous jnanner
by the members of the Ad Club, who
are pledged to appear at their luncheon
at the Multnomah Hotel today In the
proper Springtime headgear, rain or
shine. As a special observance, A. G.
Clark, president of the club and dele
gate to the Admen's convention at Dal
las, Tex., is to be presented with a
new straw hat. which will be levied
as a fine upon D. A. Dinsmoor, the man
responsible for the whole "straw hat
Charley King, who, according to his
own statement, never wore a straw
hat before In all his life, has declared
that he will appear with one tomorrow
rather than be an outsider In the pa
rade. TAFT IN FIGHT TO STAY
Xo Truth In Rumored Combine With
La Follette in California.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, April 30. Taft headquarters
today branded as ridiculous the report
circulated by Roosevelt supporters
that Taft is to withdraw from tho
fight in California and throw his sup
port to La Follette, to defeat Roose
velt. "We are sure of at least 14 delegates
of the 2 in California," said Taft
headquarters today. "Five- districts
around San Francisco we know to a
crtainty we will carry, and we have
at least an even chance In the other
six districts, with strong indications
that we will carry most of them. Wo
will also get all four delegates at
"Why, then, should we abandon that
field? Instead of withdrawing, it is
the purpose of the Taft managers to
concentrate their forces In California
the last two weeks of the campaign.
The report that Taft is to withdraw
in favor of La Follette or any one else
is a canard."
WOMEN MUST NOT TALK
Suffragettes in Parade Under Or
ders for Absolute Silence. .
NEW YORK, April 30. (Special.)
While It is expected that women taking
part In the suffragist parade on Sat
urday will comply with all the orders
given by their leaders concerning their
conduct while marching from Wash
ington Square to Carnegie Hall, there
Is one edict that mere outsiders believe
will not be obeyed to the letter. That
Is an imperative order to all marchers
to refrain from talking during their
The ban also has been placed on high
heel shoes. Those in charge of the
arrangements for the parade declare
that the sale of 37-cent hats for the
marchers is even greater than they
BERKELEY RECALL FAILS
Dissatisfied School Superintendent
Loses Appeal to People.
BERKELEY. Cal.. April 30. The first
recall election ever held here resulted
tonight in the defeat of the recall pe
tition by 3 to 2 and a vote of confi
dence in the existing School Board.
The election was held at the instance
of Frank S. Bunker, superintendent of
Schools, who appealed to the people
when the Board informed him that his
services would not be required beyond
the length of his present term.
The total vote was 9668, the largest
ever polled in Berkeley, and the cam
paign was the more heated for being
purely personal. i
April Statistics Show
Big Gains in City.
NEW WEALTH POURS IN
Increase for Four Months
Large and Steady.
POSTAL RECEIPTS ADVANCE
Banks Bulge, Building Makes Enor
mous Advance, Realty Stays Firm,
Lumber and Flour Exports
Grow, Stoekjards Busy.
PORTtAN'D LEADS TOAST EN
In building permits Portland not
only made one of the biggest records
In its history for April, but it far
exceeded the totals of Seattle and
dan Francisco and came close to
Los Angeles' totals. With the lat
ter city's population 100.000 more
than that of Portland, the building
construction of that city was only
$230,000 more than Portland's totals.
The summary follows:
Pop. In April
Portland I07.i:H :.419.li:i6
Los Angeles 319.198 2..",0,000
San Francisco 416.1113 i.'.",4.4M
Seattle 237,104 1,235.230
Maintaining its position as one of the
most prosperous and rapidly-advancing
cities in the United States. Portland
during the month of April, made a re
markable showing by surpassing the
big record for the same month last
year in every Important activity. When
It is remembered that the primary
election, held about the middle of
the month, detracted from the regular
routine of business, the fact that biqf
strides were made, industrially and
commercially. Is considered a note
worthy epoch in the city's history.
With such substantial progress to its
credit. Portland closes the first four
months of the business year with a
satisfactory lead over the statistical
totals for the corresponding period of
This steady and sustained growth
indicates that prosperity is not con
fined to the city itself. It is the strong
est argument that the state, the Inland
Empire and the Columbia Paver basin
are expanding snd developing at a vig
In this great territory directly tribu
tary to the city, growing crops arc In
such condition that bumper yields are
highly probable. This means a new
wealth in the city's trade zone of
$75,000,000 to $100,000,000, the bulk
of which will filter through Portland
before the close of the year.
Banka and PostolTlce Gain.
With this situation obtaining, the
banks are bulging with money and are
showing a marked increase in clear
ances from month to month, building
operations are more general, indicating
a more wholesome growth of the city,
postal receipts are making big gains,
while shipping activities are of such
proportions as to demonstrate Port
land's high position with the world's
Among' the most notable features of
the month was the new record estab
lished in bank clearings. The total
clearances were $56,038,692.94 as com
pared with $49,662,235.71 for April, 1911.
The gain Is $6,376,457.23, or about 14
per cent, and exceeds the previous ban
ner month of October, 1911, when the
icaeinirs were $55,133,194, or
nearly $1,000,000 less than the April
clearances. With the remarkable gain
in clearings, the banks also have ho n
a great growth in deposits." During tho
past two months the increase In do
posits was approximately $6,000,000. Tho
total deposits in Portland banks now
reach nearly $75,000,000. Bank clearings
for the first four months of the year are
above $200,000,000 and about $21,000,000
in excess of the totals for the same
period of last year.
Building Gain Enormous.
In the building permits, the April
record was one of the largest In tho
city's history. The permits reached a
total value of $2,419,936 as against
$1,817,640 for the same month of last
year. This is a gain of $602,296 or 33
per cent. There were 970 permits is
sued as against 725 in April, 1911, or
a gain of 245. With the big showing
made in April, the record in building
covering the last four months surpasses
that of the same period of last year
both in the number and in the value of
the permits. From January 1 to May
1, 1911, the permits reached a total
of 2545, representing a valuation of
5,872,179. For the same period this
year there were issued 3288 permits,
with a total valuation of $6,419,936.
This is a gain of $234,997.
One of the Important features of the
building activity is that nearly 50 per
cent of the new construction is repre
sented in new dwellings. There are
more homes planned and under wav
In Portland than ever before, activity
being marked In all residential sections
of the city. The construction of busi
ness buildings also is more general on
both the East Side and West Side, in-
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