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VOL LII-yQ. 16,171. PORTLAND. OREGOX, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23. 1913. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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HEN LAYS 82 EGGS
TAFT TARIFF PLAN
LOW SHOES GO IN
IN AS MANY DAYS
DISCARD OCTOBER 1
STATE HAS FIRST EXPERIENCE
ALL- SORTS OF ILLS TRACED TO
"LADY SHOW YOC" BREAKING
WITH DIRECT VOTE.
ALL POVLTRY RECORDS.
WORK AT PAil
Charges of Bad Faith
ENGINEERING FEAT PRAISED
"Crowning v Achievement of
American Force": London.
ISSUE OF TOLLS DROPPED
Necessity for Modifications In For
eign Commerce Seen Interna
tional Use or Canal Held Vital
to Interests of Continent:
LONDON, Sept. 22. (Special.) The
announcement from Washington that
the Panama canal will be opened for
mally next year is a signal for fresh
discussion of all the broad possiDii
Itles to the undertaking. So far as the
question of tolls is concerned, there
seems to be a growing disposition to
think Europe has been precipitate In
charging Americans with bad faith or
with taking an unfair advantage:
Everywhere effusive compliments
are written and spoken in light
of the tremendous display of en
gineering skill "on the isthmus: Pic
torial papers here and in Paris and
Berlin give sketches of the chief ob
jects of Interest along the route and In
the construction work. Long special
articles deal with the ''revolution the
canal is to bring about In international
Chances la Commerce Required.
Osje able Berlin writer thinks that
"the Tanama will necessitate greater
modifications of the established sys
tem of foreign commerce than were
necessitated by Suez" and adds that
"It is as if Dame Nature had sud
denly decided to alter the course ef her
Another. declaring in "London
Weekly"- that the canal Is the "crown
ing achievement of American force and
enterprise,? makes the significant ad
mission that the "best business minds
of the Empire (Britain) are concen
trating upon the commercial revolution
which is Imminent in order that. Irre
spective of the willingness of Ameri
cans to arbitrate concerning tolls, we
may use the new waterway to the full
and may begin to use It the day It Is
International l iie Hoped For.
Quite the strongest censure cropping
out anywhere today Is the "hope that
Col iel Roosevelt, Di Wilson or Mr.
Taft, whichever may be the next
President, will do all he -can to pre
vent our admiration of the phenom
enon of mechanics being long dimin
ished by different emotions as to the
International use to be made of It."
No annoyance Is exhibited anywhere
In Europe, not even In Spain, over the
latest admonitions addressed directly
or Indirectly by the Washington Gov
ernment to Mexico, Nicaragua and
Cuba. On the contrary, the prevailing
sentiment Is one.of approval.
European capitalists who have in
vestments In many of the republics
south of the Rio Grande long have
chafed at the chronio confusion cre
ated by the local politicians for selfish
ends, and would welcome the applica
tion of a strong hand. A London finan
cial paper is "astonished at the for
bearance of 'Americans in their deal
ings with the Mexicans."
WAGE RISE HELD REMEDY
Spokane 3Iayor BelleTes This Cure
for Social Evil.
SPOKANE, Wash, Sept 22. (Spe
cial.) Regarding a minimum wage law
for women. Mayor W. J. Hindley and
others who have studied the problem
declared yesterday that the 13 a week
minimum wage law. as suggested for
the Missouri Legislature, would, do
much to improve conditions and prac
tically stamp out the white slave evil.
"I, for one, believe that the Missouri
plan would be a fine thing," said Mayor
Hindley. "No woman on her own re
sources in Spokane can live decently
on less than $3 a week. It Is lament
able, but true, that many girls in Spo
kane work for $5 a week who are sup
porting themselves. If a wage law of
' SS was fixed it would save many of
these girls. I am Inclined to think
that this is the only way to combat
the social evil and white slave traffic
at this time."
WILSON KEEPS SILENCE
Governor Will Not DUeuss O'Gor
man's Position, It Ileing Sunday,
SEAGIRT, N, J Sept, 22, Following
his rule not to discuss politics on Sun
day, Governor Wilson declined today to
comment on the quoted declaration of
United States Senator O'Qorman, of
New York, that, although a Democrat,
he will not go to the Democratic State
Convention In Syracuse October 10 to
fight for Governor Wilson,
Tomorrow at 11 o'clock the Governor
will leave for Scranton, Pa where he
will speak at the notification of the
Democratic state nominees.
Upon his return he will go to Prince
ton to vote Tuesday Iq the Senatorial
primaries, and on Wednesday he will
leave for Connecticut and Massachu
setts for a speaking trip of three days.
Product for Ten Months Is 23 7 Eggs.
Average Is Only 80 Yearly.
Prizes Won Are Many.
ST. LOUIS. Sept. 22. (Special.)
"Lady Show You," a 2-year-old white
Plymouth Rock hen from MIHersviiie,
111., Is breaking all records in the Na
tional egg-laying contest at the Mis
souri State Poultry Experiment Station
at Mountain Grove. She is leading the
egg producers, numbering 640. repre
senting 39 varieties from 25 states and
Her record for 10 months is 237 eggs,
and her nearest competitor Is a barred
Plymouth Rock hen, which has pro
duced 216 eggs in the same period.
Lady Show You also has broken the
world's record so far as known for con
tinuous egg production with 82 eggs
In 82 days.
When she had reached a record of
65 eggs on consecutive days, the - ad
visory board tacked the prize ribbon on
her nest and gave her an extra portion
of meal, but she kept right on for more
than two weeks. She has six weeks
more to complete her record for .the
year's contest. Government statistics
give the average egg production as
about 80 per ben a year.
ARCHAEOLOGIST TO SPEAK
Kcv. John P. Peters, D. D., will Talk
on Palestine Discoveries.
Rev. John P. Peters. D. D.. rector of
the St. Michael's Church In New York
City, and a scholar and linguist, will
lecture tonight at s:io o'clock at tne
Museum of Art, on "With Pick and
Spade in Palestine." The lecture will
be Illustrated by pictures obtained by
the speaker during investigation tours
In the Holy Lands. The lecture will be
given under the auspices of the Port
land Society of the Archaeological In
stitute of America, of which Dr. Peters
Is a member.
Rev. Mr. Peters was In charge of the
University of Pennsylvania expeditions
to Babylonia in 1888 and 1895 and has
also conducted Important excavations
m Palestine which he will describe In
While In Portland. Dr. Peters Is the
guest of Bishop Scaddlng, who will
preside at the meeting -tonight. Ail
who are interested in the history and
archaeology of Palestine are invited to
Dr. Peters, after receiving A. B. and
Ph. D degrees at Yale University,
taught for several years In the faculty.
Later he studied at the Universities of
Berlin and Leipzig. He was ordained
as a deacon and priest in New York
prior to his studies in Germany. Dr.
Peters has traveled extensively in Eu
rope and Palestine and has edited many
books bearing on history, "archaeology
and sociology, besides translating nu
merous foreign works.
CARDINAL ADVISES UNITY
All Races and Religions Urged to
Work as Oneo Relieve Suffering.
KANSAS CITY; Sept. 22. Cardinal
Gibbons, of Baltimore, preached today
In the Kansas City cathedral to a con
gregation that Jammed the building.
'When it comes' to the relief of
human suffering," said the cardinal,
"we should not be stopped by differ
ences of color, "of race, of nationality
or of religion."
He urged the co-operation of capital
and labor, saying: "Let brain and
brawn, mind and physical forces, capi
tal and labor, be one and indivisible."
A luncheon in honor of the cardinal
was given by the Catholic clergy and
prominent laymen. Later the cardinal
addressed the children of the parochial
AUTO BURGLARS GET GEMS
Woman Accompanies Party on Rob
bery Expedition In nt York.
NEW YORK. Sept. 22. (Special.)
Automobile burglars, accompanied by a
woman, who remained outside in a ma
chine, the engiDe of which the chauf
feur kept racing In readiness for flight
today, at the point of a revolver bound
and gagged George Richman. a Jeweler,
In his Jewelry store at 111 Second ave
nue and obtained $5000 worth of loot.
They stole J820 in cash, two trays of
diamond rings and pendants, and other
trinkets that had been left to be re
paired. Richman, bound hand and foot
and with a towel tied tightly around his
mouth, was found three minutes later
by an actress, the sister of .the owner
of an adjoining cigar sore.
DRUIDS EXPEL MEMBERS
14.000 Representing; California
Groves Out or General .Order.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. Sept. 21. Cali
fornia Druids, numbering 14,000, more
than half the entire membership of the
general order, were expelled tonight by
the action of the Supreme Grove of
.America, United Ancient Order or
Druids, at its closing session. y It was
charged that the California Druids
twice failed to make annual reports
and pay per capita tax.
Julius S. Godeau and James Man-
tlnoni. of San Francisco, representing
one faction, said they would reor
ganize the groves and bring them
under the Jurisdiction of" the supreme
LENIENCY IS DEPLORED
Sheriffs Agree Offenders Receive
Too Much Consideration.
WENATCHEEJ, Wash.. Sept. 22. The
convention of the Sheriffs of Wash
ington adjourned last night.
In a discussion It was agreed that
too much leniency was being shown
offenders by officials who have It In
their power to parole.
Loan Expended; Treas
ury Is Empty.
LARGE PAYMENT DEFAULTED
Government at Wits' End to
Meet Current Expenses.
REVENUE IS AT LOW EBB
Gomez Realizes Pert! of Failure to
Pay American Contractor and
Will Make Effort to Delay
Crisis Another Month.
nivivi Rnt- 22. It Is felt gener
ally here that Cuba Is approaching a
crisis In its history as a republic. Two
serious questions occupy the public
mind- Can -Cuba survive the present
state of her finances? Can she hold
an honest and orderly election for the
Presidency with a loyal submission of.
the defeated party to the win ot tne
Th treasury Is empty. The last col
lar of the 16,500.000 of the Spayer loan
ha. hen snen't. while the work of
sewering and pa"lng Havana, the
principal purpose fov which the plan
was authorized by the United btates, 1?
not finished and is in danger of inter
ruption if not of abandonment. The
Government Is at its wits' end to find
money to meet its vast expenditures,
while receipts from the customs and
th lotterv have reached their low
est point. All this Is asserted by the
enemies of the Government and most
of It is frankly admitted. v .
Government Defaults Payment.
Last month the government default
ed for the first time on the account due
the sewering and paving contractors
for work done In July, amounting to
. . A j A A AAA T- V. AA1,, m ATI t A.
clareA It found Itself unable to meet
th bill ulmolv because It had no more
mnnev. -The contractors appealed to
the . American legation and .. sufficient
pressure, was brought to bear to con-vinr-o
the erovernment that payment
was imperative. The following day
the money was forthcoming.
There' has been much speculation as
to whether the government will be
able to satisfy the claims of the con
tractors due the end of this month, but
there are indications that President
Gomez, realizing fully the. peril of an-
Otner aetauit, nai muu an CJiuttur-
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"eULL-DOGG'NQ '. rM '
Many Negroes in Alarm Cast Ballot
on One Subject Alone Pro
hibition Is Beaten. .
LITTLE ROCK, Ark, Sept, 22. (Spe
cial.) The people of Arkansas have
Just passed through their first experi
ence as lawmakers'? There are indica
tions of a large percentage of illiterate
Out of nine measures submitted un
der the initiative and referendum, at a
cost of $90,jj0, four amendments to the
constitution have been adopted and'
four acts and one . amendment have
been defeated. " The measures defeated
are the "Grandfather clause" for re
dlstrlction of the negro; a state-wide
prohibition act; state text-book com
mission act, revenue bill passed by the
extraordinary session of the-legislature
of 1911, and an election law proposed
After an analysis of the returns.
public opinion is still divided on the
question of the" feasibility of direct leg
islation in Arkansas. The largest vote
cast in the election was on the "grand
father clause," more being cast on that
question than for Governor, indicating
that thousands of negroes, fearful that
their franchise was about to be taken
from them, voted for nothing else. It
was defeated by a majority of about
10.000. Negroes also voted against
Some precincts, and even counties
that have a majority for state-wide
prohibition, voted that the saloon li
cense be granted.
The most Important, probably, of the
new laws adopted by the people, and
that will become a part of the consti
tution as soon as the legislature de
clares them adopted in January, is
Amendment No. 15, providing' that cit
ies of the first and second class and
incorporated towns of 1000 population
or more may determine whether or not
bonds may be Issued for certain pur
poses. People also Indorsed the recall. In
itiated by the Arkansas Federation of
Labor and Socialists.
BALL PARK IS DESTROYED
Flames Sweep Stands at Kansas
City Motor Fire Engine Burns.
KANSAS CITY, Sept. 22.-Association
Park, the home of Kansas City's Amer
ican Association baseball club, was de
stroyed- -tonight - by1 a-Hre ';thatTilso
burned a plant of the City Ice & coia
Storage Company, at Nineteenth and
Olive streets, and two residences near
the park. The total loss was 1100,000,
of which $60,000 was sustained by the
Ice company and $30,000 by George Te
beau, owner of the Kansas City team.
A motor fire engine, valued at $8000,
burned when the engine stopped and
firemen were unable to move it. Two
firemen were severely burned when
they attempted to start the engine.
Own Party Notes Wil
PRESIDENT'S VIEWS KNOWN
Belief in Protective Tariff Is
T. R.'S WEAKNESS SHOWN
Large Numbers of Democrats Will
Vote for President if Assured
That Colonel Has No Pros
pect of Winning.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
lngton, Sept. 22. "If It is fairly well
established by the middle of October
that Colonel Roosevelt cannot carry
the Presidential election this year,
hordes of Democrats will flock to the
Taft standard," declared a Democrat of
National repute, when In Washington
recently. "To my mind," he added,
"this Is Wilson's greatest danger."
Asked to elaborate his idea, he said
that there were large numbers of Dem
ocrats engaged, in manufacture and
trade who were interested in a protec
tive tariff protection Democrats, so
called.' These Democrats have thus far
been able xo get oniy a hazy idea of
Wilson's true tariff position, and do
not know what to expect if he is elect
ed and has a Democratic Congress to
support him. Yet they would not turn
to Roosevelt, for his tariff position is
quite as uncertain as that of the Dem
ocratic candidate, and they do not de
sire to deserf'their party for Taft un
less they feel there is a chance , of
electing- him. ,
Taft's Tariff Views Known.
"These Democrats and there., are
many of them incline to President
Taft because his .. tariff views are
known, and they can count on the fu
ture if he is retained in the White
louse and has a. Republican Congress
to back' him lipr The- President, they
figure, has demonstrated his belief In
a protective tariff. He has shown his
faith In a tariff board and his deter
mination to oppose any but a scientific
revision of the tariff, and business
knows what to expect of him if he Is
With "Governor Wilson It Is different
When the campaign opened the Gov
ernor was a believer in a tariff board
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Dealers Back TTp Arguments That
Danger Lurks in Time Exten-slon-Witli
CHICAGO. Sept. 22. (Special.) Low
shoes must be laid aside by October 1,
at least In Chicago, where wintery
blasts prevail after that date. The
edict has gone forth from the Retail
Shoe Dealers' and Manufacturers' As
sociatlon. and there will be no exten
sion of time, as in the case of straw
hats, whose term of life is supposed to
end September 15.
The shoe men say, and they back up
their arguments with opinions from
physicians, that low shoes in inclement
weather are responsible for many ills,
especially rheumatism, pneumonia.
many varieties of nervous diseases and
all varieties of colds. They say the
ankle is one of the most delicate parts
of the anatomy, and highly Important
arteries and nerves running through
It should be protected from cold and
More low shoes have been worn this
season than ever before, chiefly white
canvas pumps for both men and women,
but dealers will withdraw them from
the shelves In two more days and try
to prevail upon buyers to forget them
until next Summer.
CLUBMAN POISONS SELF
Alameda Engineer Is Found Dead
on His Yacht Thelma.
ALAMEDA, CaL, Sept. 21. Axel H.
Birch, a young engineer of this city,
committed suicide by taking poison to
day -on his yacht Thelma, lying in the
estuary off the -clubhouse o; me
Aeolian Yacht Club. The suicide was
discovered through a note which Birch
had sent to a newspaper and which was
received today. It was addressed to
"My friends and acquaintances."
No explanation "of Birch's act has
been found. He was to have been mar
ried next Spring to an Alameda nurse.
Birch was well known in engineer
ing circles here and in San Francisco,
and was an alumnus of the Lick Me
chanical School and had recently com
pleted his education In Europe.
DARING THIEF IS CAUGHT
Man. Who Robbed Jewelers Taken
. . Wlille Arranging Loan.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, la.. Sept, 22. A
man who gave his name as Walter
Arthur Wade, of Louisiana, was ar
rested yesterday on a charge of rob
bing W. C. Flatau, of Omaha, In a
The police say Wade has worked
a daring scheme in several cities to
obtain money from Jewelers. He rented
a room at a good hotel, telephoned to
a Jeweler that a customer wanted to
borrow money on diamonds, and then,
It is charged, held up and robbed the
Jeweler when he appeared at the hotel
with the diamonds.
Wade left while the Jeweler was
calling the police. It is said that Wade
was trying to Interest another Jeweler
in a loan when he was arrested to
night. Wade, who was fashionably
dressed, was penniless.
GIRL TEACHES. SWIMMING
Sixteen-Year-Old Instructor Is
Youngest on Record.
SANTA BARBARA, Cal., Sept 22.
(Special.) Pretty Georgia Carmany, 16
years old, tomorrow will begin work as
swimming Instructor at a Santa Bar
bara bath-house. A few months ago
a professional swimming teacher In Los
Angeles Issued a certificate attesting
her competency and also saying that she
was the youngest girl on the Pacific
Coast w,ith such a certificate. Miss
Carmany is a Junior in the Santa Bar
bara High School, and has alwys taken
keen Interest In athletics. She will
teach women and girls.
"I am going to" San Francisco before
long and swim the Golden Gate, and
then will swim from Santa Barbara to
Miramlr, five miles below here," said
Miss Carmany today.
SUICIDE FOUND ON YACHT
Young Engineer Notifies Newspaper
of Intention to Kill Himself.
ALAMEDA, CaL, Sept 22. Axel H.
Birch, a young engineer of this city,
committed suicide by taking poison to.
day on his yacht Thelma, lying In the
estuary, off the clubhouse of the Aeo
lian Yacht Club. The suicide was dls
covered through a note which Birch
had sent to a newspaper and which
was received today. It was addressed
to "my friends and acquaintances."
No explanation of Birch's act has
been found. He was to have married
an Alameda nurse next Spring.'
Birch was well known in engineer
ing circles here , and in San Francisco,
was an alumnus of the Lick Mechan
ical School and had recently completed
his schooling In Europe.
INJURED AVIATOR BESET
Cooke Defends Machine With Club
After Fall in Chicago.
CHICAGO, Sept 22. Armed with a
stout club, Weldon B. Cooke, an aviator
of Oakland, Cal., defended his wrecked
aeroplane for , several hours today
against a crowd of several hundred
When flying on the South Side he
fell, wrecking his biplane. He was
stunned by the fall, and when he re
gained consciousness he found a large
crowd around his machine breaking
pieces from It to carry away as sou
venirs. Seizing a club, he held the
crowd back until the police arrived.
Conference Will Meet
Next at Eugene.
ASHLAND SESSION ADJOURNS
Dr. Benjamin Young Kept Pas
tor of First Church Here, i
DR. J. H. CUDLIPP TO ASSIST
Rev. C. C. Rorlck Transferred From
Mount Tabor to Upper Albino,
Hev. S. H. Be wart Will Be
Stationed at Linnton.
ASHLAND, Or, Sept 22. (Special.)
When Bishop Cooke read the pastoral
appointments tonight Just before ad
journment of the Besslon of the Oregon
Conference, it was disclosed that he
had worked out a temporary solution
of the problem brought about by the
consolidation of the First and Grace
Methodist churches in Portland by re
assigning Dr. Benjamin Young as pas
tor and Dr. John H. Cudllpp as assist
ant pastor tof the new First Church.
Dr. Cudllpp was pastor of Grace Church
Dr. Young, therefore, as forecast In
The Oregonlan last week, will remain
pastor of the First Church, and will
direct the great work of building the
.new edifice on the site of Grace Church.
The work Is of such magnitude that
Bishop Cooke decided It would be best
to assign both men to the task, and
Dr. Cudllpp will work there indefinitely.
Tranafers Are Made.
Bishop Cooke changed Rev. C. C.
Rarlck from Mount Tabor, where he
has been pastor for two years, to Cen
tral Church, in Upper Albina. Rev.
C. L. Hamilton was transferred from
Central Church to Mount Tabor.
Rev, R. E. Myers was transferred
from Patton Church, Portland, to Lake
view, and Rev. G. F. Hopkins was as
signed to Patton Chureh.
Dr. D. A. WaUers, a pioneer preacher,
ex-distrlct superintendent who for
years occupied Portland pulpits, takes
up the work again this year after a
rest and Is assigned to Drain.
Rev. S. H. Dewart one of the best
known of the Methodist preachers in
this conference, will be stationed at
Linnton this year.
Rev. Asa Sleeth dropped out of the
pastorate, at Laurelwood to do temper
ance work exclusively, and Rev. C. T.
Cook is appointed to succeed him In
the work at Laurelwood.
In the place ot Rev. Harold Oberg,
Rev. Louis Thomas takes that pulpit
Day la Busy One.
The next place of meeting will be
Eugene, the . date to be determined
Today was an active one in confer
ence circles, as it was decided to close
the sessions today, instead of carrying
t"he final proceedings over to Monday.
Services opened today with a love feast
at 9:30 A. M., followed by a union
meeting in the Chautauqua tabernacle.
In which all the churches In the city
Bishop Cooke preached from the text
in Revelations: "I know thy works
and where thou dwellest," a quotation
from the Bible which, the speaker con
tended, was the plain equivalent of "I
know where you live," and the bishop
proceeded to draw moral deductions
accordingly. In the afternoon Clarence
Alexander, Infant son of Rev. L. C.
Poor, the Ashland pastor, was baptized,
and the following ordinations took
place: Deacon, C. B. Rees, Beaverton;
elders, Frank James, Epworth Church, "
Portland; Fred M. Waelte, Falls City.
810,000 in Claims Piled.
-Walton Stalpworth was transferred
from the Columbia River to the Oregon
conference; J. M. Brown, from the
Idaho to the Oregonlan conference, and
W. C. Renter, from the Oregon to the
Columbia River Jurisdiction.
By appointment of the bishop. Rev.
A. N. Valson, pastor of First Church,
Salem, was designated to preach the
missionary sermon at the next annual
conference. Rev. Robert Sutcllff being
The board of stewards reported
claims filed on the conference fund to
the amount of $10,000, $6000 of which
had been collected and was available.
These figures are approximate. Upon
the stewards' recommendation, an ap
portionment was made in behalf of
such claimants, checks being drawn
payable to their order.
An Epworth League service was held
at :10 P. M., led by A. & Hlsey, of
North Bend. At 7:30 P. M. home mis
sion and church extension work again
was taken up undor the leadership of
Rev. W. T. Kerr, retired, of Portland;
with an ' address by Dr. Boswell, of
Philadelphia, after which the confer
ence sesaions proper came to a close
with the announcement of the appoint
Tonight praetloally every pulpit in
tho Ashland churches has been filled
by soma mlnlnterlttl delegate attending
The appointments, were!
Eugene dlatrtoc J, T, Abbott, .upnrlnten.
-dent, bit) Pouth WllUmetla atrast, Eut.n.
Albany, p, H, l.eocli; pannon, J, J. juick)
Brownsville Mr B, Pai-ouBaglwi i Jluens
Vlata, O, d, Heath Coburs, F. O. D.-akrj
Coqullle, Harry Loe OorvalHa, J, C. Rol
Una: l'ottae drove, J, T, Moore; Craw
ordavllle, to be aupplled) Creawell, J, V.
(Concluded on fare IS.)
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