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PORTLAND, OREGON', FRIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1913.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
WILSON FROWNS ON
RULE FOR MAILING
BANKERS DIFFER AS
E RULE BILL
BULL MOOSE SPLIT
FIVE OF GOVERNOR'S
SEEK 1913 MEET
BABIES IS WANTED
10 MONEY MENAGE
GRAND LODGK CONVENTION"
ASKED TO COME AGAIN.
GEORGIAN' WRITES TO HITCH
COCK FOR DIRECTION'S.
LARGE INDIRECT EXPENSE IS
REGARDED AS BAR.
Senate Opens Grilling
HOUSE REPORT DUE TODAY
Apparently Lower Body Will
Take Similar Action.
SMALL VOTE SUSTAINS TWO
AVettt' Man on 12 Measures ol
1911 Allowed for Technical Rea
sons or Lack of Importance.
Big Fight lixpected Today.
STATE CAFITOIa Salem, Or., Jan. 16.
(Special. With the Senate passing
five vetoed bills over the head of tho
Governor tooay, and the special house
committee shortly afterward deciding
lo report them In favorably to the Sen
ate: with reports received in the House
urging- the passage not only of the im
portant second choice bill, by Thomp
son, which the Governor vetoed, but
also of the most desired of his House
bills, the Legislature is Riving1 the
executive a prilling on important
Those two bills on which are alligned
two factions of the Senate, covering the
question of deficiencies and introduced
by Wood, will not come into the Senate
Then the big fight is promised. State
Treasurer Kay has been suggesting and
putting before members the advisa
bility of passing these bills, one in par
ticular, although today he said he did
not wish to have a desperate fight on
Seaate Widely Spilt.
But the Senate is apparently split
wide open with one aide backing (he
bills and Kay's advice and the other
lined up to support West and his vetoes.
Thompson with his swamp land and
Warner Valley bills and his bill relat
ing to the Circuit Judgeship of Klam
ath and Lake Counties, will give West's
(action in the Senate a bitter fight to
the finish. All of these bills will be
reported favorably into the House, and
apparently will be passed in that body.
Allegations have been made that
these bills were, vetoed by the Gov
ernor, through political spite work, and
Thompson has avowedly comei here for
the purpose of making a fight of his
life to down the Governor's vetoes.
Several nays Klutat F.xperted.
It may be several days before the
veto fight Is over. Despite the fact
that the Governor is saying that he Is
taking no Interest in the vetoed bills,
his spokesman In the House, Miller,
was busy for him today, and appar
ently there is a line-up among his men
to stick with the most important meas
ures, although both Miller and McCol
loch once or twice went against the
Practically all of the bills sustained
have lapsed through limitation of time
or otherwise, or arc such measures as
the game bills, which would, if passed,
stand in the way of the proposed game
. Flarkt OB Salaries Warm.
The strongest fight of the day was
made on the Mil providing for an in
crease in salaries for Circuit Judges to
$4000 a year. This bill received the
unanimous Indorsement of the judiciary
committee In the report yesterday.
Arguments were made in favor of it on
the floor and apparently only slight
opposition developed until it came to
a vote Twelve members declared in
favor of sustaining the Governor s veto
and the veto was sustained. Those vot
ing against the measure were Hawlcy.
Hollls, Hoskins, Kellaher. Lester. Mil
ler, Xeuner, Ragsdale. Smith of Coos
and Curry. J. C. Smith. Stewart and
Wood. The other IS Senators voted to
pasa the bill, and were but two short
of the necessary two-thirds.
The other bill which received a favor
able recommendation from the judiciary
committee and on which the Governor's
veto was sustained was a measure
which was Introduced by Senator Albee
requiring that local agents of railroad
companies post the time of trains accu
rately, to the best of their knowledge.
Charges that this bill would throw the
burden upon the agent and not on the
company and that it was a part of the
duty of the Railroad Commission to
regulate such details rather than a
matter for the Legislature to take up.
were made by those who were in favor
of sustaining the Governor's veto.
CommiaalOB la Attacked.
Thompson took a fling at the Rail
road Commission, declaring it "a weak
straw to rely upon." Kellaher also
made a bitter attack on the Commis
sion, asserting that it had failed to
enforce a law passed by the people;
that It had not properly administered
affairs at various hearings held and
that when people wanted redress from
acta of omission by the Commission
they found It necessary to legislate
-The State of Oregon is the worst
railroad ridden state of any In the
Union." said Kellaher. "I am willing
at any time to cast my vote to rid
the state of these political barnacles
known as Railroad Commissioners."
On a vote there were 19 in favor of
passing the Mil and 11 against, those
voting no being Besn, Calkins. Pay,
Correspondent Intimates Express
Companies Axe "Too Rough"
for Delicate. Task.
WASHINGTON", Jan. 16. The mail
ing of babies by parcel post is a real
infant Industry which Postmaster-General
Hitchcock is asked to foster. In
th circumstances of his bachelorhood,
Mr. Hitchcock is considering calling
into consultation experts in the trans
portation of babies.
A letter which he received today pre
sents the problem to him. This Is the
letter just as it was phrased and punc
tuated: "trrr McPherson. Ga. Postmaster-
General, Washington, I. C. Str. I
have been corresponding wttn a partj
In ns. about setting a baby to rais
(our home is without One)., May I ask
you what specific relations to use in
wrapping so it (baby) would comply
with regulars and be allow id snip-
ment by parcel post as the co are to
rongh in handling yours. .
The name signed to the leiter is
withheld at -the request of Mr. Hitch
As babies. In the opinion of the
Postmaster-General, do not fall within
the catesrory of bees and bjgs the
rnly live things that may be transport
ed by mail he Is afraid he may not be
of assistance to his correspondent.
HIRAM GILL'S MOTHER DIES
Wido-iv of Lato Commissioner of
Tensions Passes In Seattle.
SKATTLE. Wash., Jan. 16. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Charles It. Gill, mother ol
Hiram C. Gill. ex-Mayor of Seattle, and
widow of the late Colonel Charles R.
Gill, United States Commissioner oi
Pensions under President Grant, ana
Attorney-General for the state of Wis
consin, died at the family residence, 133
Twenty-ninth avenue today.
Mrs. Gill was 78 years old. During
his lifetime Colonel Gill was active in
many branches, political, military and
civic life. He was a personal friend
of General Grant and the leading
statesman and politicians of the Civil
War period. As a lawyer he was noted
for his felicity of argument, close
reasoning and clear logic
The children are Clark L. Gill, Ralph
C. GUI. Hiram C. Gill, Mrs. E. C. Ford,
Mrs F. L. Gupplll, Mrs. F. G. Simpson
and Miss Alice Gill, all of whom reside
COMPANY WILL NOT SELL
Home Telephone Directors Turn
Down Orfer of East Side Cluh.
D..nA.alo frnm renresentati ves of the
East Side Business Men s Club to buy
out the Home Telephone & Telegraph
Company and operate it as a municipal
plant met with refusal at the annual
mutini; of the company
yesterday. The directors declared
their intention of remaining an inuc
pendent concern, operating independ
ently and meeting the competition of
the Bell interests.
t niinurinir directors were re
elected: Samuel Hill, Elliott R. Corbett,
Eben F. Wells, Henry L. Corbett, Wll
....... r t.:.Hrt. A. L. Mills. Edward
Cookingham, Theodore B. Wilcox and
J. C. Totter.
Reports showed that the number of
Homo telephones now in use in Port
land is 10 per cent greater than a year
TAXPAYER HASDUTY ALSO
Requests Tor Tax Statements Should
Aiovunrier Smith, chief deputy In the
county tax department, said yesterday
that he is now prepared to receive re
quests for tax statements, we eic..-
r th mils having been nearly
completed, and he asks that taxpay
ers send for them as soon as possiDie.
RpnnoKtH for statements should say
what properties the applicants want to
pay taxes upon.
It would be difficult for the Sher
iffs office, for Instance, to tell John
Smith what his total tax is if he fails
to .enumerate liis holdings, as he might
have property in various sections ot
the city and county. It is the taxpay
er's duty to look after such details.
CASTRO APPLIES FOR BAIL
Venezuelan Again Goes to Court, In
Effort to Gain Release.
N'EW YORK, Jan. 15. Another appli
cation for the release of Cipriano Cas
tro under bond pending final decision
as to his right to enter the United
States was made today before the Fed
eral District Court.
The renewal of this motion was made
because the Venexuelan case is now be
fore the Department of Commerce and
Labor on an appeal from the decision
of the local immigration authorities
ordering his deportation. Federal
Judge Holt reserved decision.
$62,500 MEET FORGOTTEN
Absent-Minded Clerk Overlooks En
gagement to Secure Legacy.
ST. LOUIS. Jan. 16. Pascal Hixon. a
railroad clerk, is so absent-minded he
forgot an appointment today at which
he was to claim a legacy of I6J.600.
The police were called upon to remind
Hixon's father. George L. Hixon. of
Chattanooga, died about a month ago.
leaving an estate valued at $126,000 to
his sons, Pascal and George, Jr.
Schiff Pleads for In
REYNOLDS SEES DANGER LINE
Concentration Has Gone Far
Enough, Says Chicagoan.
BANK'S GROWTH DESCRIBED
Xew York Financier Declares Utmost
Efforts to Pile Yp Fortunes
Will Encounter Laws of
Xnture and Fall.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16. Liberty of
individuals to concentrate money and
power to the limit of their ability was
advocated today before the House
money trust investigating committee
by Jacob H. Schiff, of the firm of Kuhu.
Loeb & Co.
Mr. Schiff declared Individuals should
be allowed to 'exert their utmost ef
forts to concentrate fortunes and pow
er until the laws of nature caused the
attempted monopoly to "fall of its
own weight." He opposed, however,
concentration through corporation and
holding companies. He would not say
whether concentration had yet reached
the point where it was dangerous.
I Chicagoan Seen Danger Ahead.
Before the same committee today ap
peared George W. 'Reynolds, president
of the Continental & Commercial Na
tional Bank, of Chicago, who said that
he knew of the "trend toward concen
tration of money credits," and that he
thought it a dangerous thing.
"I am opposed to the concentration
of any sort of power," he said. "I
believe that concentration to the point
it has already gone is a menace. In
saying that I do not wish to sit in
judgment on the men who hold the
Mr. Reynolds said he was -opposed
to the principle of Interlocking direc
Mr. Schiff took the view that de
positors in banks were protected suf
ficiently under the present law, "If
administered by and kept up. to the
teachings of experience." He thought
there was no objection to one bank
selling securities to another bank
which it owned, because, "prudence"
would prevent officers of a bank from
accepting too much doubtful security,
and that no further law was necessary.
"Too much law," he said, "can crush
the life out of a bank."
Mr. Schiff admitted he had observed
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Chairman of Committee Asked to
Consider Advisability of Omit
ting Customary Affairs.
TRENTON, N. J., Jan. 16. President
elect Wilson favors the abolishment of
the inaugural ball. This became known
today when he sent a letter to William
Corcoran Eustis, chairman of the inau
guration committee, asking him to
consider the feasibility of omitting it.
Mr. Wilson wrote:
"After taking counsel with a great
many persons and canvassing as well
as I could general opinion in the mat
ter, I have come to the conclusion that
it is my duty to ask you to consider
the feasibility of omitting the inaugu
ral ball altogether.
"I do this with a great deal of hesi
tation, because I do not wish to inter
fere with settled practices or with rea
sonable expectations of those who
usually go to enjoy the inauguration,
but It has come to wear the aspect of
a sort of a public duty, because of the
large indirect expense upon the Gov
ernment incidental to it and because
these balls have ceased to be neces
sary to the enjoyment of the visitors.
"I hope most sincerely that this re
quest will in no way embarrass you
and that I have not too long delayed
in making the suggestion."
AUTO SPEEDERS CAUGHT
Tazwell Imposes $2 Fines, but in
One Case Sentence Suspended.
First penalties under the new 15 and
25-mile speed regulations of the new
traffic ordinance were imposed In mu
nicipal Court yesterday,, upon W. T.
rianehertv and M. D. Martin, who were
Larrested early yesterday morning by
Patrolman Gouldstone at Union avenue
and East Stark street. The officer
nlaced the speed of their car at st
miles an hour, and Patrolman Calavan
said they had passed him farther down
the street at the same rate.
.Tuda-e Tazwell. in disposing of the
case, did not adhere to his announced
determination to ieal severely wnn
renders under the new ordinance. Dut
Imposed fines of 20 and suspended
payment in one case, previously me
court had said that he would proceea
vigorously against those who trans
gress the increased limits allowed by
the new ordinance..
SULZER TO HEAR BRANDT
Mortimer L. Schiff's ex-vaici Jie-
news Application for Pardon.
ALBANY. N. Y-Jan. 16. Folke E.
Brandt, Mortimer L. Schiffs former
-.i.. wo tirniiht here from the Clin-
Ull. Q 1
I ton prison today to be present tomor
row afternoon at a hearing to be given
by Governor Sulzer on Brandt's appli
cation for clemency.
Brandt has served nearly six years
of a 30-year sentence for burglary in
the Schiff home. He contends he was
"railroaded" to prison.
SKETCHED AT THE LEGISLATURE BY REYNOLDS.
Measure Read Once in
House of Lords.
FINAL DEBATE IS BRILLIANT
Redmond Predicts Victory in
WAITING CROWDS CHEER
Outside Demonstration Is Curbed by
Police, but Irish on Floor of
ITouso Cheer L-ustily at .
Result of Vole.
ORANGEMEN BCRS BILL AT
BELFAST. Jan. 14. Thousands o
Orangemen and members of Unionist
clubs hold demonstrations outside the
City Hall tonight and burned a copy
of the home rule bill. Banus pa
raded the streets until midnight.
LONDON, Jan. 16. After a long bat
tle the home-rule bill passed the House
of Commons tonight by a majority of
110, and 'was formally passed on for
first reading in the House of Lords.
There were two divisions in the Com
mons. Mr. Balfour's motion for Its re
jection being defeated, 258 to 368. while
the third reading was carried by 367 to
Although the result of the division
was a foregone conclusion, Irishmen
outside and inside the House gave the
measure for which they had waited and
worked so long a great sendoff on its
way to the Lords. The Nationalists
waved hats, handkerchiefs and canes,
and cheered lustily fcr Premier
Asquith and Mr. Redmond, who so far
forgot his usual impassivity as to join
in the demonstration.
'"--. -.BUI tltaelf Gets- Cheer.
The crowd In the lobbies received
the result of the vote with another
roar, and the bill itself was cheered as
it was carried by an official through
the lobbies to the House of Lords,
where it formally passed its first read
ing. The crowds in the streets
cheered loudly, but a strong force of
police prevented any organized demon
stration, because of fear of a clash be
tween opposing sections.
The division was preceded by an
other series of brilliant speeches by
Frederick E. Smith, Solicitor-General;
Sir John A. Simon, John R. Redmond,
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News That Rochester Has Aban
doned Plans of Entertaining
Causes Immediate Action.
Portland Klks last night started a
campaign to bring the. 1913 grand
lodge meeting to this city, in the event
that the grand trustees decldo to aban
don Rochester, N. Y, as the meeting
The success of the 1912 meeting,
which is admittted by all Elks to have
been the greatest in the history of the
order, caused Portland Lodge, at its
regular meeting last night, to adopt,
with a display of much enthusiasm,
the following resolutions, which were
ordered transmittted by wire to
Thomas B. Mills, grand exalted ruler,
at Superior. Wis,, and to Alfred T. Hol
ley, chairman of the grand lodge trus
tees, at Hackensack, N. J.:
"Whereas.. It has been reported
through the Klk and daily press that
the abandonment of Rochester, X. Y
as the meeting place of tho grand
lodge in 1D13 is being considered; there
fore, be It
"Resolved, That Portland Lodge. No.
142. extend a most cordial invitation to
the grand lodge to hold its 49th an
nual reunion in Portland in July, 1913."
Elks here believe that with their ef
ficient organization which handled the
convention last year they can dupli
cate the entertainment without diffi
culty and even make some Improve
ments. As there is $10,000 remaining
in the 1312 fund, they have a nucleus
with which to start. The hotel men
promise to give $10,000 more and the
lodge Itself will give 125.000 if the con
vention is secured.
WOMAN STRICKEN AT SEA
Progressive Delegate to Syracuse
Convention Dies Attcr Sailing.
NEW YORK, Jan. 16. (Special.)
Word was received in this city today
that Mis. Warren S. Thummel, of
Garden City, N. Y., had died at sea last
night from heart disease aboard the
steamship Wilhelmina, from San Fran
cisco for Honolulu.
Mrs. Thummel was a delegate from
Nassau County to the progressive con
vention at Syracuse last September,
and was appointed a member of the
Nassau County Progressive committee
only two days ago.
The wireless dispatch, forwarded from
San Francisco and received by her hus
band, Judge Thummel. of associate
counsel for the Mutual Life Insurance
Company, said that Mrs. Thummel left
San Francisco at noon yesterday. Her
death occurred at 7 P. M. An effort is
being made to get more details and to
arrange for the transfer of the body at
sea to a returning ship of the same
Mrs. Thummel left New York several
days ago. planning a Winter vacation
trip to Honolulu to visit a nephew,
who is in general charge of the elec
tric light and power system in Hono
lulu. She was a daughter of ex-Representative
Hepburn, of Iowa, author of
the Hepburn rate bill.
"THANKS" MARRIAGE FEE
Clergyman's Experiences in Same
House, Same Day, II Years Apart.
ALBANY, Or., Jan. 16. (Special.)
A coincidence most remarkable both as
to time and circumstance was experi
enced this week by Rev. W. P. White,
pastor of the United Presbyterian
Church, of Albany. In January. 1902,
Dr. White was called to a house in the
country a few miles from Albany to
perform a wedding ceremony. He
rented a buggy, solemnized the cere
mony and received- only the thanks of
the bridegroom to cover both his trou
ble and expense.
Eleven years later to the day he was
called to the same house for the same
purpose- The wedding ceremony was
performed In the same room as the
1902 wedding and again the minister
received no fee. The coincidence Is
remarkable because of the fact that
the families were different and not
YAMA YAMA GIRL TO PLAY
Bessie McCoy to Return to Stage.
Richard Harding Davis Objects.
NEW YORK, Jan. 16. (Special.)
Bessie McCoy, the "Yama Yama Girl."
is returning to the stage, despite the
objections of her novelist husband,
Richard Harding Davis, to whom she
was married a few months ago.
At her Mount Klsco home she an
nounced: "I shall work only a short season
each year, but I cannot grant my bus
band s request to stay at home and
be only his wife."
Mr. Davis said: "I am much opposed
to Mrs. Davis returning to the stage,
but I am helpless."
CRUELTY BAR TO MARRIAGE
California Bill Would Keep Man
Beating Wife From Remarrying.
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 16. "If a man
beats one wife he shall never have an
other." if Senator Hans, of Fruitvale,
has his way.
Senator Hans introduced a bill to
day providing that when a man is di
vorced for cruelty and It is shown that
he kicked, beat, struck, whipped or
otherwise by force treated his wife
cruelty, the court shall adjudge him a
wife-beater and he shall be prohibited
from remarrying in this state.
Chairman at Outs
DiXON AID CAUSE OF STRIFE
"Treachery" of Delegate Re
counted by Dr. Coe.
WASHINGTON NEWS SCARCE
Some Progressives Averse to Block
ing Confirmation on Theory
ThHt It Would Only Switch
Pulronage to Democrats.
While Oregon Prcgressives are butnr
engaged In an endeavor to prevent tho
confirmation In the I'nlted States Sen
ate of Thomas McCusker for post
master at Portland, a $8000 a year
position, all is not tranquil in their
ranks. George. Arthur Brown, statu
chairman, declines to send any Instruc
tions or even a suggestion to I'nlted
States Senator Dixon as to what action
he should take to thwart confirmation of
Mr. McCuskcr, and because of this he
is being charged by some of his fel
low leaders here with "indorsing Mc
Cusker." Dr. Henry Waldo Coe, one of the
Progressive .party leaders in Oregon,
and some others more or less prom
inent in the movement, have wired to
Senator Dixon asking him to use his
utmost endeavors to prevent the con
firmation of Mr. McCusker for post
master. "1 make no secret of the fact that I
am opposed to McCusker for any po
sition," said Dr. Coe yesterday. "He
swore that he would not only abide
by the vote of the people of Oregon
and vote for their choice at Chicago,
but he further swore that he would
use his every power and influence 'o
nominate their choice. Then he went
to Chicago and betrayed thein. Conse
quently I am opposed to him for any
position, and am using my influence
in every direction available to prevent
his being confirmed as postmaster."
BronB Denounces McCusker.
When State Chairman Brown w?s
asked whether or not he indorses Mr.
McCusker he was Indignant. He
promptly denied the charge and said
that, aside from personalities, he is
opposed to the confirmation of Mr. Mc
Cusker. "This question." said Mr. Brown,
"should vitally Interest every elector tf
Oregon, and, for that matter, of the
United States. It rises above the level
of partisanship and Involves the fidel
ity of the people's chosen servant. To
view complacently the breach of pub
lic trust is bad enough, but to ac
quiesce, - even passively, in an attempt
at recompence for that breach Is not
a good omen for the republic."
While Mr. Brown would not talk
about it, there is said t,o be consider
able feeling between some of the Pro
gressive leaders and himself as' to the
best means of accomplishing the defoat
of Mr. McCusker for the Postmaster
ship. The story goes that, at a recent
meeting of the state executive com
mittee. Mr. Brown was urged to send a
wire to Senator Dixon on the subject.
Mr. Brown, it is said, held that it
would not be necessary or wise to do
so, for the reason that Senator Dixon
Is in possession of all the facts con
cerning the entire case and will act on
his own responsibility and at his own
discretion in the premises.
Moose Wrath Incurred.
For this reason. Mr. Brown has sent
no telegram or letter and says he has
no Intention of so doing. He admitted
last night that he had not sent any
word about the nomination of Mr. Mc
Cusker. Mr. McCusker was a delegate from
Oregon to the Republican National con
vention, being elected by La Follette
votes, but under the law he was
pledged to vote for Roosevelt for
the Presidential nomination. However,
when the Roosevelt people at Chicago
brought out Governor McGovern, of
Wisconsin, for temporary chairman of
the convention, Mr. McCusker declined
to vote for him on the ground that it
was a Roosevelt coup to get La Follette
votes In the convention.
While he voted for Colonel Roosevelt
for the nomination. Mr. McCusker re
fused to support the McGovern pro
gramme for the reason given. Instead
of voting for McGovern, he voted for
Senator Root, and was at once accused
by Colonel Roosevelt of treachery. This
charge has been held against him ever
since by the Progressives.
Mr McCusker did not strengthen his
position with the Progressives when
he voted for Ralph E- Williams as Re
publican National committeeman for
Oregon, during the convention.
Nominee Jfot Advtaed.
No word has been received from
Washington by Mr. McCusker or any of
the others who have been nominated by
President Taft for Federal positions in
Oregon. Among these are John H. Bur.
gard. of Portland, for Collector of Cus
toms at this port, and K. C. Kirkpat
rick, for United States Marshal
Whether Senator Dixon will be able
to defeat confirmation of the nomina
tions remains to be seen. Not all Pro
gressives in Portland favor interfer
ence by the party.
Some contend that it is not to the
Interest of the Progressive cause to de
feat the appointments, as they will sim
ply go to Democrats, if not to Repub
licans, thev argue. In either event, no
good would result to the Progref slves,
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