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THE. MORNING OREGONIAX, SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1912.
! CHARGE OF THEFT
Outlook Editorial Says Taft
Could Not Have Won With
out Stolen Votes.
"CRITICAL ISSUE" RAISED
State Laws Declared Nullified by
Committee and Convention Only
Remedy, He Says, Is to Break
Relations With System.
NEW TORK. July 12. Theodore
Roosevelt further discusses the seat
ing of the contested delegates in the
Republican National convention at Chi
cago In an editorial entitled, "Thou
Shalt Not Steal," which appears In the
current Issue of the Outlook- He says
In part: . .
"The American people are entitled to
know that the charge of stealing the
Chicago convention of 112 is more
than campaign recrimination and that
' the frauds complained of are mucn
i more serious than the mere repetition
5 of loose practices which might have
found unfortunate preceoents in oumc
previous conventions of both parties.
-Seriously and literally. President
Taft'a renomtnation was stolen for him
from the American people and the
ratification or rejection of that nomin
ation raises the critical issue whether
votes or fraud shaU determine the
selection of American Presidents.
"President Taft wn. nominted by a
majority of barely 21 votes, and two
of these were publicly raped at the
last moment from Massachusetts. If.
therefore, more than 19 or 20 of his
votes were demonstrably fraudulent,
all claim to an honest majority dis
appears. The demonstration can be
made without touching on a single
honestly debatable case.
"It is sufficient to consider only-the
four confessedly Indefensible cases of
California, Arizona, Washington and
Texas, which alone wipe out the mar
gin. All that could be added from the
other cases would only Increase the
Roosevelt majority of the honest con
vention. But I wish it distinctly un
derstood that many of these other
cases were as clear as the California
Three of these cases were a direct
asault on the right of the people to
elect their own delegates at primaries,
since in them a few score politicians
decided that the voters as a whole had
no right themselves to decide whom
they wished to see nominated. In the
California case the delegates to the
National convention" were elected by
direct vote at state-wide preferential
primaries. The National committee
first, and then the National Republic
an convention, nullified the state law
and therefore, by inference, all state
' "In Arlaona and Washington the con
trol of the state conventions depended
on which of two rival delegates were
seated from certain counties, the one
et elected by Republican voters at
primaries regularly called and the
other set arbitrarily appointed by bolt
ing minorities of both committees. The
state -committees, in each case seated
the appointed delegates, and the Na
tional committee approved that ao
tion. , . .
"President Taft was nominated by
21 votes or by 19. if the two from
Massachusetts are omitted, which were
counted only by the extraordinary rul
ing of Chairman Root that when a
delegate answers "present and not vot
ing"' his alternate shall be called to
vote, always providing that alternate
Is a Taft man and the delegate a
Roosevelt man. S
"The cases here discussed cover In
their narrowest application 30 votes
California, two; Arizona, six; Washing
ton. 14. and Texas at large, eight. The
change of these 30 votes would have
defeated Taft; they would have re
versed all the Important actions of the
convention. Several of the district
cases from Texas are Involved in the
same ruling as that which was made
In the case of the delegates-at-large
and are quite as flagrant.
-I have merely cited a few cases, so
conspicuous that the facts cannot be
' ' truthfully disputed, and sufficient in
, number to show by actual figures that
" ; the nomination of Mr. Taft could not
I ; have been procured" except by their in
' "The men responsible for the theft
' of the delegates In question cared
- ..n fnr th rie-hts or wrongs
; of any of the cases. They were con-
cerned only with getting the requisite
number of delegates. They did steal
t as many as were needed; they would
, have stolen as many more as might
' have been needed. .
"No free people can afford to cubmlt
to government by theft. If the will of
the people is defeated by fraud, then
. the people don't rule. If those who
are thus foisted on them represent the
special Interests Instead of the people,
' then the Interests and not the people
rule. When the people are denied
their only thoroughly efficient wea-
pon, the direct primary, against this
; usurpation, as was done by the ruling
i t ritfnpnla nanoft. then under the
system thus established the people
cannot rule. The only remedy Is to
break from the system.
"The same arbitrary powers have
been conferred on the National com
mittee that were exercised this time
and that committee which Is to act in
1916 ia already elected. It Is com
posed of men the majority of whom,
under the lead of one of their num
ber, Mr. Barnes, have already shown
by their votes In the convention that
they are prepared to repeat In 19H
the usurpation of 1912.
"If the American people are really
.si- H.ir.irnVArl)inAnt theV will ln-
k . stantly take up the challenge which
; : a knot of politician conspirator have
so Insolently thrown down."
; ILLINOIS LAW MAX CURB T. R.
! Republican Leaders Regard Them
selves as Protected.
, CHICAGO, July 12. There is only
i vii... .....inilnn In Illinois.
one ckuwhvm . ,
i and there can be only one under the
primary law of tne state, accpromis
leaders In the party who have been
. making investigations ni
nrvtl. Ka .i.mafv bv does not In
T1U1W fcuo i- j - -
i so many words define what Is or what
t ' . . -n Lit... I I. kall.vut Its rf).
IS not nepuuiivau, i - -" .
nn ,ka ..ttvitle. Af nni nartv
In the councils of another are such that
' should the nominee of the regular Re
publican organixaiiun uco. v i
- - i r . a n.t nartv. successful ac
tion might be brought against him to
" rave his name removea irau in
' publican list of candidates.
ENGLISH LABOR RESTLESS
' Premier Says It Is Xot Part of Gov
ernment to Interfere.
! invnnv Wv 11, (Special.) H. H.
Asquhh, Prime Minister of England,
received this week a deputation from
the Associated Chambers of Commerce
on the question of labor unrest. The
remedies suggested by different speak
ers were the throwing of financial re
sponsibility on trades unions, the pre
vention of Intimidation, and compulsory
arbitration. Stress was laid on vio
lence resulting from peaceful picket;
Mr. Asqulth. Interposing, said there
was now less violence in labor disputes
than there was 20 years ago.
Replying on the main question, the
n i i. ...KoT-iVioH tn the view
x-rmiiier boiu '
that it was undesirable the Government
should concern Itseu in mautinw u..
putes. It ought not to be part of the
function of a Government to assume
the post of conciliator when these dis
putes occurred. He and his colleagues
had never accepted such duty, except
as a last resort and when the Interests
of the nation were Involved. That had
happened in the coal strike.
Unrest was in some part due to a
rise in the price of food. He was afraid
they must put aside compulsory arbi
tration, as It was not favored by either
masters or men. The Canadian act
provided for an Impartial Investigation
before the men were locked out or en
tered upon a strike, and Sir- George
Asqulth had agreed that, that act had
The government would carefully in
quire as to how far the Canadian ma
chinery would be adapted to -the state
of industrialTaffairs in Great Britain.
The Board of Trade wi investigating
copartnership and would publish- a re
turn of the various schemes adopted.
He would convey to his colleagues the
suggestion that authorized pickets
should be distinguished from persons
. - . .i.i.i. u'a rienrec&ted
WHO were iiv. " r , , . L
any form of intimidation to which the
responsible leaaers oi ""'
a T.HmMfltinn urAA the worst ene
my to real trades unionism and the
assertion of labor rights. Coercion
should not be practicea Dy cnutr "i"
tal or labor.
SEAL PLAYER IS SHOT
MISSILE FROM MINIATURE
BATTLESHIP HITS SCHMIDT.
Pitchers Toner and McCorry Are
Rescued From Willamette When
The frivolities of Elks' convention
week are. proving too much for Bill
Reidy's San Francisco Seals. Wednes
day morning Pitchers Toner and Mc
Corry were rescued from the Willam
ette River. ' while yesterday afternoon
Walter Schmidt, regular backstop, had
his right ear shattered by a fragment
of explosive material hurled from the
v, mfnlntnrA battleshlD In the
big parade, and will be out of the
game for two weens.
Schmidt and McCorry were perched
on the fire-escape of the fourth floor
of the Hotel Seward building watching
the passing Elks when the accident
Th. Rrpmartnn. Wash., float.
consisting of a battleship with cannons
belching forth fire oi a uppowwij
harmless nature. passed beneath.
"Boom!" went one of the uptilted can
non and Schmidt felt a stinging sen
sation In his ear. An examination dis
closed a badly-lacerated acoustic ap
pendage. Toner and McCorry essayed a canoe
trip in the Willamette Wednesday
morning, but tneir nerve pru.em
superior to their ability to handle the
craft. The boat rolled over, depositing
the oarsmen in the water, from where
they were rescued by other canoeists.
- "I'm mighty glad I signed Danny
Shea." commented Manager Reidy when
..,Hmi nt Rrhmldt'l InlUTV
showed that he will be out of the
game for some time, -snea win oe iu
the game this week." -
i 1 1 - i ..in k th. hani-h with-a
.11L A I liio o oii.
bad foot, but the lineup does not show
any weak places.
MAT -SUTTON' IS VICTORIOUS
Toronto Champion, Rhea Falrbairn,
Bows to American Tennis Rival.
t -vT-rrOTrTT T C TTv Jnlw 12. W. S.
McElroy. of p'ittsburg. won the fea
ture match of the fourth day of the
bl-state tennis tournament toasy, uu
featlng J. J. Armstrong, of St. Paul,
xri.. if... flnttnn Afa.te Miss Rhea
Falrbairn. the Toronto champion, in
straight sets. I
McElroy and Miss Sutton took the
mi.erl Hmitiles match from N.
C Rose and Miss Elsie Scholtz.
ELDEST ELK IN PARADE
F. X. Matthleu, 96 Years Old, Takes
Part In Day's Celebration.
X.V1- omnmcr 4rinat nArtlrln&tlnflr
in the Elks' grand lodge parade Thurs
day was . Ji. iuaiinieu, oi luiu-
poeg, who rodev In an automoDiie at
that haail lha flnlam rilaT&tlon. Mr.
Matthleu Is a member of the Salem
lodge and is the oldest Elk. being in
his 96th year. He said yesterday that
he did not Intend the Portland gath
ering should be the last reunion of the
Elks that he would attend.
Mr. Matthleu Is the only surviving
member of the convention held in
Champoeg In 1848, when by a margin
of one vote cast by Mr. Matthleu it
was decided to establish a provisional
government ror ine vrcgwu wnuuij.
While in Portland Mr. Matthleu met
hi. .-.. v. a aorlv ninneer days
in this state, William H. Packwood.
who is now living In BaKer.. xogemer
they visited the Elka temple, where
they were photographed.
Mr. Packwood is the only living
member of the convention that met at
Salem in 1867 and framed the Oregon
constitution. Mr. Packwood served as
. n.an,Kor f hnt convention from
Curry County, where he was then liv
FINNISH MUSICIAN HURT
Charles Bostrom Run Down by Taxi
Cab Chanffeur Released.
Charles Bostrom. aged 55 years, llv-
l . 'Tw.ifth onn Trvintr streets.
leader of a Finnish band, .was seriously
injured Thursday night at seventn ana
Burnslde streets, when a taxicab driven
by Harry E. Warren, living at 189 West
Park street, knocked him to the pave
ment and ran over him Dr. E. Klrby.
a visiting Elk from Pittsburg, took
care of him, and be was taken In the
.H thai rinrtA Samnritftn HosnitaL
The chauffeur was brought to the
police station Dy sergeant jenains, nui
because of Dr. Klrby's statement that
he was not to Blame, was reieasea.
DA.i,nm tin, two broken ribs. & brok
en collar bone, badly cut face, and
may be Internally Injured. He has but
one relation in the United States, a
lt.r. Mrs. Andrew BJorqulst. of
Wafted From Chicago.
One of Fifty Other Delegates You
have been gone four hours. Have you
got anything for usT
The Scout You bet. Two dandy
chances; a 10-minute option on one
third of a big bed and a. half hour's
option on. half a littte oecu
I IliG HILARITY
Like Celebration Unknown in
City's History Horses -in
POLICE BAND IS LEADER
Bankers and Business Men Join Song
and Dance as Crowds Bring to
N'oisy Climax Demonstration
' of Joyous Week.
Old King Hilarity in ell his magio
glory and fury got a strangle hold on
Portland Thursday night transforming
the streets into blazing avenues of
Jollity and the hotels and other public
places Into veritable palaces or tne
wildest variety of merriment, bringing
to a noisy clomax the street celebra-,
tlons which have kept Portland's busi
ness section In an uproar since the keys
of the city were turned over to the
Never in history has Portland seen
such a celebration and never have the
streets resounded with such rounds of
wild Western hilarity.
The much-loved but sometimes badly
behaved old "King" was ushered into
the streets by the police band, - which
marched up and down the streets early
in the evening, announcing In no un
certain manner the fact that there was
to be no limit to .-the hilarity of the
Indians Swoop Down.
When the DOllce band marched up
the street playing a lively piece of rag
time music the crowd took the "tip"
and the fun began. Following the band
for an hour was a howling mob or ceie-
brators doing all kinds of- wild Texas
Tommy and turkey trot dances and hav
ing a big time In general.
ifo sooner had the police started the
ball to rolling than down swooped a
bunch of cowboys on ponies, followed
bv a band of Indians and took the town
by storm. The whole business district.
inside the court of honor ana ouisiao,
within and without the hotels and
buildings and, in fact, everywhere was
transformed into a scene or real who.
For a couDle of hours the cowooys
and Indians who were a part of the
Pendleton bunch of Elks were the cen
ter of attraction and they put .np - a
Business Men Are Playful.
On the cow nonies were: T. D. Taylor,
Sheriff of Umatilla County; George Per
ringer. a big wneatgrower of Eastern
Oregon; W. K.' Taylor, a brother of the
Sherlft; D. J. Clark and William Fer
guson, an Eastern Oregon wheat
rancher, all attired in cowboy costume.
They were accompanied by the Round
up brass band and a flock of Indians
in paint and feathers, made up for the
most part of bankers and .business men
Forming In a nrocesslon and tollowea
by a howling mob made up of curious
Easterners and.even the people of the
West, who are' more or less familiar
with such sights, the cowboys and the
others marched to the tune of "We
Won't Go Home Until Morning" to the
Imperial Hotel, where, without even tne
formality of knocking, they all walked
Into the lobby. The horses, which were
irenteeL took an Interest in the affair
and caused no trouble, merely bowing
about a few minutes and then turning
about, as though they owned the notei.
and walking back Into the ctreet.
Ponies Invade Multnomah.
The nrocesslon then marched to the
Multnomah Hotel, where horses, riders,
band. Indians and all went into tne
lobby and held a war dance. Tha
horses stood by and took as mucn in
terest in the doings apparently as the
mob of onen-mouthed spectators who
craned their necks from every nook
and corner of the lobby to get a look
at the celebration.
Picking dd the "Won't Go Home Un
til Morning" tune the party proceeded
out of the side entrance of the hotel
and marched off down the street fol
lowed by thousands of shouting eele-
brators. As the horse of Sheriff Tay
lor passed the door of the hotel a young
Eastern srlrl. who said her name - was
Miss Holly, of Cincinnati, put up a pair
of silk white arms and tne snerm
pulled her up on the back of his horse,
where she was cneereu oy tne thou
sands gathered about.
The novel parade proceedea rrom
the Multnomah Hotel up Fouri'h street
to Washington and over Washington
to Sixth and up Sixth to the Portland
Hotel with a shouting multitude of
celebrators at Its heels. As the cow
boy band danced the Indians danced
Texas Tommys in most Interesting
fashion. ' s
War Dance Is Held.
Aifv1ncr nt thA Tnrtland Hotel th
horses proceeded with all the graoe
nf millionaire sruests to walk through
the lower door and Into the bar, where
everyDoay naa a arinn, inuiann, uomcs,
cowboys and all. Aroused by the fire
water the redskins retired to an ad
joining anteroom and held a war dance
to the music of bass drums, me snout
in xrnwdx outside Dushed and shoved
about In wild disorder In the efforts of
..r.MrKAili, tn lnnlr thrniis-h thn doors
and windows at the fun. When the
Indians and the horses came marcning
out from ''the same door they entered
the front of the hotel, and the streets
were almost a solid mass of people.
A space was cleared and a real war
danoe held In the open. Everybody
vn nil "more." and the performance
was repeated half a dozen times.
Peales Hide in Elevators.
From -the Portland the Wild West
performers went to the Oregon Hotel
where a similar performance was
staged. From there they went to the
Elks' Lodge building and proceeded
upstairs to the Elks' parlors. The
horses of Sheriff Taylor and Mr. Per
rlnger walked Into the elevator In the
building as though It was an every
day occurrence and were hoisted to
that thlvil flnni- vhnrA thav walked with
all the grace of grand lodge Elks to
the plush-covered parlors. After mak
ing themselves at home for a while
they took the elevator and returned
to the street, where they were Joined
by the Indians and the band, and pro
ceeded to make merry with the crowds
agalnv ' -
The Indians were the centers of at
traction, despite the fact that they
were not Indians at alL They were
such good take-offs that it was hard
to realise that in everyday life they
are wearers of white collars and
pressed trousers. Three of them
were practically- naked, their painted
bodies being covered only by waist
cloths and head feathers. The others
were adorned with blankets, buckskin
suits and Indian trinkets.
Monte Inspires Dancing-.
When the Indians left the streets the
crowds turned to other forms of
amusement. Bands appeared on the
streets within the court of honor and
led thousands of cheering and dancing
merry-makers through hours of fun.
Every band had a tailpiece of celebra
tors from one to four blocks In length
and every time the air was filled with
the enchanting music or "isiveryDoay
Doing It," there was a free-for-all
Ta,a. TnvmV" TVt H TT1 flH t f rPIlZied ef
forts of dance professors were- out
done, there being exniDiis oi omcuu
that would make the most hilarious of
.1 . I anA urlD-clas of Vaude-
vllllans. seem tame in comparison.
Crows or hundreds aanceti in music
groups and it was not an uncommon
ia-hi . )ft . an wnmp.n all doing
a high-class Texas Tommy together.
Lrock steps were ail tne rage, ws
strings, of celebrators 'locked together
moving lnand out among the masses
of people like so many snakes.
Tin horns, whistles, buzzers , and
nA(.a.malrar. if av.rV - deSCrintiOn
Joined in the celebration late in the
evening. on top or tne ain oi nnoui
Ing, screaming and general merry
making there was a wild clatter of all
kinds of noisy contraptions which
made up a part of the all-night session
Not until the wee hours of this morn
ing did the crowds begin to leave for
their homes and their hotels.
Portland will never forget the hours
which made up the great celebration
of the night before the doleful morn
LIVING -IS INSPECTED
GERMANY TAKES STEP TO IM-
Bad Sanitation, Poor Light and Im
pure Water as Well as Social
RERUN. July 13. (Special.) A
strong agitation is going on in favor
of a housing law for the whole em
nire? and for the. Institution of a real
Bystem of inspection of dwellings. At
present Germany has very little hous
ing legislation, and this only in mi
nor states, like Hesse and Hamburg.
Machinery for the supervision of dwell
ings exists only In single districts and
A Mklnh nnaaalHnrf TRRAIl Rlld
Charlottenburg are the most prominent
Elsewhere it is mostly a matter of
penal police regulation, a project who
prepared some time ago for establish
ing in Truaa:ln a homosreneous svBtem
of inspection of dwellings, and for the
creation of housing offices in muni
cipal districts with over 100,000 lnhab
ttonta. hni this ha not become law:
and the expectation of a single law for
the empire nas eisewnere rcmiueu
xjt-t i hoi no hniiflins lnsnection at
all, and depends upon the power of the
police to enforce observance of cer
tain hygienic mlnimums. This uystera
la admittedly the worst possible, as all
police action awakens suspicion. The
city of Charlottenburg, for that reason,
lately introduced a municipal system
of housing control, a description of
which has Just been published. The
municipality aeciaeo. mat mo m .
. . .. I n n Mi.at a fa, aa nHHRlhln be
cvuiljuiniuu .j. . .j . w H
banished. It called its officials "house
curators" Instead of "inspectors," and
i tn i,iva tha innovation the color
ing of sdclal help. The "housing-cura
tors" are technically traraea ouiciaia,
who work In collaboration with build
ing experts. They are In touch with
the municipal Housing Exchange and
all three unite in a municipal housing
For purposes of inspection the town
is divided into 14 districts, the houses
of which are examined either accord-
1 a o-.naral nlfiTi Or linOn reOOrt
from outside of abuses in a particular
nouse or xiat. ina urot cnwa vi -
....Man. haa niTIAthlnB' Of thft ChaT-
acter of surprise visits.. This is in.or-
der xo prevent av uviiucewmci. v. vwm.o.-o.
As abuses are considered dampness, bad
n.kll.. nt-alatraaeaa ' hull witter SUn-
ply and sanitation, dirt, the inhabiting
of cellars and unsuitaoie prraiooB,
overcrowding of different kinds, mix
i . tv,A aavaa snri the manv evils
due to the prevailing German "Schlaf-
stelle". system upaer wnicn youuis un
married working men and women
lodge in the dwellings of others with
out having rooms to themselves. The
housing curators allow a term of three
weeks for the removal of any such
. vi.i.o onrf thomsnlves trive advice as to
how the remedy can best be effected.
If the term expires witnoui improve
ment they report the case to the hous
ing committee. Each of the 14 districts
has such a housing committee, on
which sit a representative of the mu
nicipality, a doctor, a member of- the
kit. o. wnman. The housing com
mittee next tries its powers of per
suasion. If It rails 11 rsporu m mo
police, who can compel compliance un
der threat of fine.
' This system is said to work satisfac
torily, and it is proposed to adopt it in
ii mh. nvnoraffsiv nrlsl reform
ers demand that the proposed Imperial
housing law. In addition to establish
ing a form of permissible housing, shall
compel ail municipalities w ui8.u'
some such system ot uporvioiuu,
LIBRARY SCHOOL ENDOWED
Portland Ukely to Be Home of New
Institution, Says Tacoman. .
TACOMA, July 1J. (Special)
Funds have been promised by a well
i!n.n.r ror the endowment
auunu ,. .....v.
of a large library school in the North
west. proDaDiy at rorunno, .tvuiuius
to Franklin F. Hopper, City Librarian,
v. -nAj nAav from the annual
meeting of the American Library Asso
ciation at Ottawa.
Several hundred thousand of dollars
are said to, have been offered for -the
Institution, which will train persons
ill evil ui.uv.io "
definite arrangements for the school
have not been made as yet, Mr. Hop
per said an announcement that it has
r ...... l-vi- ..ni . .
been estaDiisnei prguauu u
forthcoming from Portland soon.
FASHION LOSES DEVOTEES
Toung Men of Present Day Are No
Sticklers for "Correct" Attire.
LONDON, July IS. (Special.) The
weekly papers have for some time been
devoting a column or so to persuading
men to be "well dressed."
t. . i- ihaivnnnsr man who sets
the new fashion, as a rule, and the old
who follow wltn cautious step, dui
these days the young man of Oxford
and Cambridge has fallen from the
grace of the days a quarter of a cen
tury ' ago when the High or "K. P.
v.. .tmn9ri nf fashion in the
was mo vw.-. -
afternoon, when the undergraduate
donned tne latest lasmuu im
Sunday. . .
n.i rinai. nRH relaxed the
XJIIS UUUCI6tO .v ..
severity of costume, and one may even
fear to una nim at Aotui . i'vh
Jacket and soft shirt.
Wine, women and stung.
Many a woman 'a figure represents
.IaIIqi. than MAnse.
A frivolous woman draws the line
nowhere but her waist.
Here's to the husbards! May they
always have the last word but one!
Just as soon as a man has acquired
the wealth that constitutes a model
husband, he has losf the desire to be
If a man wants to know all about
.-..h nn he consults a commercial
agency. A woman foe to a fortune
CANAL TOLLS 1Y'
RESULT III BREAK
England Sends Note-Violation
of Treaty Is Feared by
DISCRIMINATION IS STAND
Congress Expected to Pass Measure
Despite Hay-Pauncefote Pact
Case May Be Carried to Hague.
Taft Favors Legislation.
WASHINGTON, July II. Lines were
drawn last night " for a great diplo
matic struggle Detween the United
States and Great Britain over the quea
inaig m mw. vm. awu. ............ ...
. V n A .Inn n lha PniinRIB
Canal. The question may go to The
A series of diplomatic and legislative
0 naa ....1 rr.A that th
.IU1CI dilCO ...u,.. . .
forces in the American Government
wnicn ravor allowing American snips
free passage through the Canal are in
These forces take the position that
tnere ls noxning in me xiaj-i-suuco-
tt nratVAnt thin rdHCHIsiail
T, . Jlnlnmalla tl-ll&TlA nrA"1 ni tB.td
by the note from Mitchell Innes, charge
d anaires or tne ntisn .cmoaesy, nu
today, It is expected, will be fought
.t. h,. lAllnvlni. lln.D'
Great Britain will take the position
that the Hay-Pauncefote provision,
which forbids discrimination in favor
of any nation in tne conauci vi tne
canal, would operate against the pro
visions of the Panama bill now pending
In the Senate. This position will be
supported by a lengthy argument now
on its way from London.
The United States will hold that so
long as the ships of all foreign na
tions are accorded the same treatment
In the use of the canal the United
States may pass American ships free
or rebate the tolls charged. This posi
tion was taken by the House when it
reversed the report or tne nouso in
terstate and foreign commerce commit
tee, which would have prevented free
passage to American ships. The ulti
mate passage of the measure seems as-
After a conference with President
Taft Representative uizer, ot new
T.- 1. ..halfman nf thai II OI Kf COmmit-
tee on foreign affairs, made a state
ment supporting the bill. He ria.
Mi.vaa T am flnrnrlsnH that the
v. V. v . u u -. -
.ir.T-nmant nnW OhtectS tO the
United States Government regulating
tolls of Its own snips iwuugu ius
..II .- ..thlntt BartAltl will CQIH8
of the objection. We will treat it Uh
the dignity it aeserves.
"The treaty is plain and clear to
alL The British government should
. nBnMnt .ninnlain If no toll diS-
qui naiu . j
crimination is .made against British
ships in favor or tne snips oi unier
"ipi., I. thA i-aal mAAnlnfir of the
treaty and we shall carry cut Its pro
visions in good faith. We have the
.ti.t.1 ...it.. thA trAn-tv to charge or
not to charge tolls for our own ships."
It Is generally unaerstooa mm iui
tinn is ininnorted by President Taft and
Secretary of War Stlmson.
Representative Adamson, of Georgia,
chairman of the House Interstate and
foreign . commerce committee, anu
D..aanfaHva riataiis. ranking mem
ber of the committee, supported the
British position. rney pomiou uu.
three provisions in the pending bill,
.hih than snert id violated the treaty
provisions. . They were:
First, the provision that no tolls
shall be levied upon vessels engaged
in the coastwise trade of the United
States. This may be held to be dis
crimination In favor of American com
merce and against the competing cora-
..i.hhaiH.i na.tlnn.ai- The
iwi v. -.-ci .
treaty prohibits any advantage or dis
advantage to any nauun, w -
merce or its cltlsens.
c- ,1 thA fianala nmA.ndmAnt nro-
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hibltlng tolls to be levied on Ameri
can vessels engaged in tne ioreign
trade which may be subject to being
. 1 h , a TTnltA4 StAtAH nTernmeilt
in 'an emergency. A discrimination in
favor of American vessels against rur-elgn-
vessels using the canal between
the same ports and doing the same
Third, the provision , in a senate
amendment that railroad owned ships
in unaatvlu trade in the
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United states during a voyage to or
from trans-oceanic ports, out. ni
the porta of Canada, Mexico, Central
a . v. Awnaina Thfa nrovlsion seems
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to discriminate in the use of the canal
in favor of the commerce to me ir&nn
oceanio ports and correspondingly to
ia thA nlsAiivantasre of the
commerce of Canada. Mexico and Cen
tral and South America.
The State Department probably will
. n.j.,i.ira tn runtv to the. British
argument on its own behalf, but will
regard Itself as suojeci to me action
of Congress, and will allow Congress
to dictate any reply to the British pro
Should the bill become a law over
the protest of Great Britain it is
i ..nantaa that the matter will
end there, as British and Canadian in
terests probably win rorce otner aipio
matio action by London, and when
these means are exhausted the Hague
tribunal would be the court of last
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Glacier National Park
Season June 15th to October 15th, 1912
CEvery facility is offered the tourist to see the beauties of
Glacier National Park this summer. Eight new chalet camps
will be opened to the visitor on June 15th, each located in a
picturesque valley on the shore of a beautiful lake or on the
banks of a rollicking mountain stream-. Outings $1.00 to
$5.00 per day.
Low Round Trip Fares
CGuides and horses are in readiness to take you to the most remote
beauty spots in the Park. Plan a short -jaunt of a day or a tour of a
week or a month in Glacier National Park.
Write for descriptive booklet and diilsd information resariinf low (area to
H. DICKSON, C. P. &. T. A.
122 Third Street Portland, Oregon
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