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More Than Thousand Tigers to
Attend Governor on Jour
ney to Washington.
13 FIGURES TWICE . MORE
Each of Special Trains Will Con
sist of Cars to Number Which
President-elect Has Come to
Regard as Iuckjr.
NEW YORK, Jan. 31. Woodrow Wil
son accepted today the offer of the
students of Princeton University to
escort him from his home In Princeton
to the White House on the day he Is
' Just a century ago Princeton rave
Its last President to the Nation James
Madison. The centenary will be cele
brated in a unique programme, to
which Mr. Wilson gave hi" consent to
day, when Paul V. Myers, a Princeton
senior, rode on the train with him to
New York and outlined the details on
behalf of the students.
The Princeton youths will charter
two special trains, of 13 cars each, on
March 3. One car will be put at the
disposal of the President-elect and his
family and accompanying newspaper
men. The Governor smiled when he
found the number 13 confronting him
again, for he believes It means luck
to him. .
Students to Precede Carriage.
The students, more than 1000 strong,
will take Mr. Wilson direct to his ho
tel on arrival at Washington, and will
attend the smoker given that night by
the Princeton Alumni Association of
Washington. The next morning the
students will escort Mr. Wilson from
his hotel to the White House, where
' President Taft will Join the Incoming
President and ride with him to the
The students, together with the Es
sex troop of New Jersey, will precede
the Presidential carriage to the Capitol.
After the ceremony at the Capitol
the Prlncetonlans will take their place
In the inaugural parade, just behind
the military and at the bead of the
Arrangement Is Pleasinar.
'7 will be delighted. That will be
fine," exclaimed Mr. Wilson enthu
siastically when the plans of the stu
dents were explained. He added that
he wanted to reach Washington about
4 o'clock In the afternoon, so as to get
a few hours' rest before the Princeton
smoker. . .
ftir. Wilson came to New York for
his usual week-end of diversion from
official activity. He attended a pri
vate dinner of the Round Table Ciub,
of which he is a member. He planned
to return to Princeton tomorrow and
will spend Sunday there.
Cabinet Choice Hot Circumscribed.
The Governor intimated today while
on ills way from Philadelphia that he
might not limit himself. In choosing his
Cabinet, to the names that' had been
suggested to him. He said this in re
sponse to an Inference drawn by a
newspaper man from a talk yesterday
that the selection of Bryan for Secre
tary of State was indicated.
"There is absolutely no justification
for that Inference," declared Wilson.
"I could not call the names which have
been suggested for other portfolios,
He paused and added after a mo
"And I might be making some nom
inations of my own, for I certainly will
not feel bound to confine myself . to
names that have been suggested to
The Round Table Club, whose dinner
Mr. Wilson attended tonight, has been
in existence between 40 and 50 years,
but Professor Brander ' Matthews, one
of Its members, said tonight that not
a line had ever appeared in print about
it. It consists of about 20 members,
every one of whom is eminent in some
way In literature, public affairs, or
otherwise. Among them are the President-elect,
ex-Ambassador Joseph H.
Choate, John L. Cadwallader and Dr. S.
Club Has No History.
The members of this mysterious club
do not know who organized it or what
were the circumstances leading to Its
foundation. It has no officers, is not
incorporated, and has no rules. For
nearly SO years it has met at dinner
on the last Friday of each month. Its
members, who live In different parts
of the country, journey to New York
when that day comes.
No speeches are permitted at these
dinners. After the dinner proper is
over the members rearrange them
selves and a flow of table talk begins.
Governor Wilson, when asked today
It he Intended going anywhere after
the dinner, replied with soma surprise,
"Oh. no. The talk always is so in
teresting that the whole evening Is
taken up with it."
ACTRESS GETS DECREE AGAINST AUTHOR HUSBAND
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WHITE PIVUNS. N. Y Jan. 31. Papers granting an Interlocutory
decree of divorce to Miss Fritzi Scheff, the actress, from her husband,
John Fox. Jr., the author, wore filed with the County Clerk here today.
They were not made public, but it was said no names were men
tioned in the case.
LAND QUESTION UP
Lloyd George Revives Issue of
SOUTHERN PACIFIC GAINS
All Departments Show Increase as
Compared With Tear Ago.
NEW TORK, Jan. 81 (Special.)
Southern Pacific December earnings
Averaye mileage .... 10,316 8.041
December gross 112.131,501 $11,296,477
December net 3.9S7.S62 3.802.106
Taxes 538.639 595.370
Operating: increase ... 3.451.222 3.006,716
Six months gross 75,643.105 69.06h.3C7
Hix months net 29.tilt;..VU 25,868. 4SI
Taxes 2.0I6.S70 2.63.665
Operating Increase . . . 26.659.064 23.234.S18
Julius Kruttschnttt, chairman of the
Southern Faciftc said today that no
agreement had been reached In the dis
solution of the Union and Southern
The Gould railroad officials denied
absolutely that there was any truth
in' reports that the Hill and Gould in
terests had made an agreement where
by the former would secure an en
trance into San Francisco and the lat
ter access to Northern coast points,
under an arrangement by which the
Great Northern would take a Joint
Interest In the Western Pacific Railway.
TAFT GIVES LAST DINNER
President Is Host to Leaders In Con
gress at I'arewell Function.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 31. The Presi
dent and Mrs. Taft gave the last set
dinner of their four years In the White
House tonight, in honor of Speaker
.Clark. More than two score Senators
and members of the House, including
most of the leading figures on the Re
publican and Democratic sides in both
houses, were Invited to break bread
with- the President.
A musicale followed the dinner.
CABINET HAS BIG TASK
Chancellor's Announcement That
Government Will Grapple With
Problem- Re (Tardea as Mo
men tons In Britain,
LONDON. Jan. 81. "The foremost
task of Liberalism in the near future
la the regeneration of- rural life the
emancipation of the land of this coun
try from the paralysing grip of a
rusty, effete and unprofitable system."
David Lloyd-George, Chancellor of
the Exchequer, made this momentous
declaration tonight at the annual meet
ing of the National Liberal Club. The
land question has been Mr. Lloyd
Geoge's hobby and the conservatives
have accused him of being ambitious
to introduce the Henry George system
of taxation in Great Britain.
Great Problem Pending.
Recently they have been asserting
that the Cabinet had sidetracked his
scheme, but tonight's speech by the
Chancellor indicates the government
soon will grapple with perhaps the
greatest problem in its extensive pro
gramme of social reforms.
The official commission Mr. Lloyd-
George selected to investigate the re
lations between landlords and tenants
has been attacked bitterly by the Con
servative party, which is the party
of the country squires, because its
oroblnsrs were in secret. Mr. Lloyd-
George said in his Bpeech tonight that
the results achieved by the commis
sion had been startling.
Labor Conditions Decried.
Speaking of the agricultural labor
ers, the Chancellor said:
"When these reports are published
they will prove conclusively that there
are hundreds of thousands, if not mil
lions, of men. women and children liv
ing under conditions with regard to
wages, bousing and the rest of labor
conditions, which ought to make this
great empire hang its head with shame.
They will prove by unchallengeable
facts that thla rich country does not
provide decent homes for the laborers
engaged, in an occupation wmca is
vital to our very existence."
Mr. Lloyd-George also denounced
what he called the land monopoly of
DIRECT ELECTION BEATEN
(Continued jTom First Page.)
"No, we are not afraid of a despot,"
retorted Senator Williams, "neither
was any other nation that ever existed
until after they had got him."
Personal Element Deplored.
The debate today centered about the
declaration by Senator Williams, Dem
ocrat, that unless such amendments
were adopted as to make Kooseveit,
Taft and Wilson eligible for another
term, the friends of Kooseveit ana
others might oppose ratification of
the constitutional amendment by the
"Whatever might be the motives of
those who oppose the amendment.
Senator Williams said, "they would be
able to say to the people: "They ar6
after one man's scalp; he received
more than 2,000,000 votes of the Amer
ican people and now they are trying to
make him ineligible." "'
"I think it is a low plane to put this
debate on, to Intimate that the reso
lution Is being opposed because it
might bar Colonel Roosevelt," said
Senator Poindexter, Progressive. "It
is highly unpleasant to him and to his
friends to have this debate reflect thus
upon the ambitions of the friends or the
opponents of Senators wno votea on
Hitchcock: Limitation Defeated.
Republican and Democratic Senators
who urged that Roosevelt, Taft and
Wilson all be made eligible for one
more elective term met the opposition
of the Progressives and of some of
their own party members. The Pro
gressive Senators objected to a consti
tutional amendment that limited the
right of voters to select their Presi
dent, while they insisted that if any
prohibition were made It should apply
to all men equally.
The amendment by Senator Hitch
cock to make the proposed restriction
apply only to persons who have "held
the office by election after March 4,
1917, or discharged its duties for two
years or more," after that time, were
defeated, 32 to 27. The Senate then
voted down Senator Root's amendment,
which was simply to make the single
term restriction take effect after
March 4, 1917.
The proposal to exempt KoOsevelt,
Taft and Wilson suffered defeat in the
voting down of the Hitchcock and Root
amendments. " The Senate then took
up the McCumber amendment, which
proposed a limitation to two four
year terms, with the qualifying pro
vision that "no person who has served
as President by succession of the ma
jor fraction of one term shall be eli
gible to hold more than one full term.
Boras Refers to Unwritten Law.
Senator Borah declared this pro
vision was the "unwritten law" that
no President should serve more than
two terms and that It was not neces
sary to put that In the Constitution.
The McCumber amendment ultimate
ly was defeated by a vote of 61 to 1.
The success of Napoleon and Caesar
in establishing dictatorships gave the
Senate a busy half hour of debate,
Senator Williams insisting that the
United States might confront such a
situation in the future unless the ex
tent of a President's service were lim
ited. "Why talk about Caesar and Napo
leon?" finally Interrupted Senator
Owen. "'Do you think that all the
action of the people in those days,
when there was no telegraph, no rail
roads and no modern intelligence,
ought to be used in this debate as a
guide to our actions?"
Senator Owen presented his amend
ment providing for direct popular vote
on President and Vice-President and
abolishing the present electoral col
lege, through which the Presidential
vote of the states is cast.
"I believe that the electoral college
will some day precipitate a crisis and
revolution." said Senator Williams,
supporting the amendment, "because of
the great power of personal action
lodged in each Presidential elector."
An amendment by Senator Oliver to
make the six-year single term apply
only to Presidents elected "after the
ratification of this amendment" was
defeated, 52 to 13.
Those who voted today In favor of
the direct vote for President were. Re
publicans, Borah, Bourne, Bristow,
Crawford, Gronna, Kenyon, Jones, . La
Follette, McLean. Townsend; Demo
crats, Ashurst. Bryan. Chamberlain,
Chilton, Culberson, Fletcher, Johnson
(Maine), Martine, Myers, Newlands,
Overman. Owen, Perky, Pomerene.
Shively, Smith (Ariz.). Smith (Mi),
Swanson and Williams; Progressives,
Clapp, Dixon and Poindexter.
Those voting against the amendment
were: Republicans, Bradley, Brande
gee, Burnham, Burton, Catron. Clark
(Wyo.). Cullom, Cummins, Dillingham,
Du Pont, Gallinger, Gamble. Jackson,
Lodge, McCumber, Nelson, Oliver, Page,
Penrose, Perkins, Sanders, Smoot, Ste
phenson, Sutherland, Wetmore, Works;
Democrats, Bankhead, Clarke (Ark.),
Johnston, (Ala.), Paynter, Percy, Sim
mons, Smith (Ga.), Thomas and Thornton.
Sulzer Told Present Disciplin
ary Methods Should Not
RESORT TO COURT TEDIOUS
When Member Is Suspended Under
Present Rules His Vocation Is
Gone Incorporation Would
Make Things Different.
ALBANY, N. T., Jan. 21. The New
York Stock Exchange pu itself on
record today as opposed to Incorpora
tion, and as against the enactment of a
maximum rate of interest on call loans.
Governor Sulzer was so informed by a
committee representing the Exchange,
and was advised that the enactment of
such laws would cause "disastrous re
John G. Milburn, counsel for the Ex
change, declared that the incorporation
of the Stock Exchange would be
fraught with disaster, and would seri
ously interfere with Its disciplinary
He pointed out that the Exchange is
a voluntary organization, and its mem
bers must abide by its decisions.
Punishment "Tremendously Effective."
"Its punishments are tremendously
effective now," he said. "When a man
Is suspended his vocation Is at an end.
If the Exchange is compelled to incor
porate, its decisions could be ques
tioned in the courts. Long litigation
would follow, and the courts would
have to pass upon questions which, are
now dealt with quickly and effectively."
Governor Sulzer reminded Mr. Mil
burn that the Cotton Exchange and
practically all the other New York
markets are incorporated.
"Many people of the South and West
have informed me," continued the Gov
ernor, "that they believe it would be a
good thing for the Stock Exchange to
Co-operation Is Promised.
"Isn't it true that a customer can be
wiped-out by high interest rates for
call loans?" asked the Governor.
The committe replied that such a sit
uation had never developed.
The Governor then questioned the
committee concerning the activity of
the American Can stocks. He wanted
to know if recent large sales of this
stock were made by bonaffde holders.
The committee said the Exchange was
making an investigation of the matter.
but expressed the opinion that the sales
Mr. Milburn and President Mabon
assured the Governor that the Ex
change would co-operate with him in
making necessary reforms, but cau
tioned him to go slowly in dealing with
the more delicate subjects ' In his mes
BIG OIL COMBINE MADE
CONTRACT , SIGNED FOB CALI
GREAT TRADE INDICATED
(Continued From First page.)
chants' Exchange records show the to
tal number of cars received last month
to have been 1833, as against 1618 cars
delivered in January, 1912.
The growth of the livestock trade
of Portland Is clearly shown by the
great increase in the number of head
of stock received in the past month.
A total of 45,549 head of all kinds was
handled in January, which Is an In
crease of 21,319 head over the receipts
of the same month last year.
Gain In Hos Run Bis.
The greatest gain was in the hog
run. With receipts of 21,062 head of
swine, all monthly records for this de
partment were broken. In spite of the
heavy marketing, hog prices at the
stockyards have held remarkably
steady. In the cattle and sheep divis
ions, growers realize much better
prices than they did a year ago.
Receipts at the Portland Union Stock
yards in January, 1913, and the same
month of 1912, compare as follows:
Cattle 6.34 S.521
Calves ..i 131 -'17
Hogs 21.062 9,75S
Sheep 17.677 15,492
Horses and mules............. 14."i . 232
Cars 557 015
Snow Storm Prevails In Germany.
BERLIN, Jan. 31. A snow storm of
unusual violence prevails throughout
Principals Jn Buying Concern Are
Veiled, but Are Said to Be
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 31. (Special.)
The deal for the United Oil Com
pany, Involving 32,250,000, has been
completed with the announcement that
the final arrangements for taking it
over by the Oil Producers & Refiners,
Limited, have been completed, payment
to be made in 30 to 60 days. The con
tract has been signed by both parties
and placed In escrow.
The net returns to the stockholders
of the United Oil Cqmpany are to be
75 cents a share. The gross returns
are in excess, but there is certain out
standing indebtedness which will have
to be liquidated.
Although it cannot be ascertained
who the principals are in the buying
concern, there is reason to believe that
they are well financed and carry on
active development on the property of
the United in Midway. The conclusion
that they are well financed is drawn
largely from the fact that two other
large companies, the Section Two Syn
dicate and the North American Oil Con
solidated, are included in the deal. Be
sides these companies, large holdings
in the Santa Maria fields are reported
The National, which is capitalized at
$2,000,000, has extensive midway hold
ings, partly developed. It also has
leased property to the Pyramid On
Company, whose head offices are in San
Francisco and to the I. X. L. OH Com
pany and deserves considerable royalty
from these properties.
OFFICIALS SHUN TASK
WAR) DEPARTMENT DOES NOT
WANT TO MANAGE HOME.
Jones of Washington, However, Will
Press Bill for New Deal at
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31. (Special.)
No time will be lost in calling up in
the Senate the report of the subcom
mittee of the Senate military affairs
committee in its investigation of the
Pacific branch- of the National Home
for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers at
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You Who Seek Real Piano
Values Need Look No
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Genuineness is the rock foundation of every proposition offered by Our
House. Every advertisement published over our signature is a statement of
facts without embellishment or exaggeration.
Every Piano or Player Piano offered by us during our Annual Clearance
Sale is a bona-fide bargain and a real money-saving opportunity for its
X buyer. For that reason, those who contemplate a Piano or Player Piano now
or in the future should see them.
This Is Our Annual Clearance Sale of New and
Used Pianos and Player Pianos The ehehruenmr0e
pianos on which extra! special price inducements are made. On many, price
reductions of 20 and 25 per cent are offered. You may bin' a good used up
right piano for less than $100, a better one for $115 and many are here at from
$120 to $150 that will give honest service for ten jears and you may buy on
very easy terms.
Now, you may buy a new Krakauer piano which is worth $500 to any home
at the price ordinarily asked for a commercial piano, or you may buy on easy
payments, a modern up-to-date player piano for $450 with $25 in music rolls,
that you' would consider reasonably priced at $600. For $220, a new Price &
Teeple piano of latest style and design that you would call cheap at $325.
Do You Wish Any Particular Piano? Almost every
J make of piano
is represented among the used and new pianos offered now at greatly reduced
prices Hardman, Ludwig, Packard, Kimball, Harrington, Kingsbury, Price
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SEVENTH AND MORRISON STREETS
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Santa Monica, filed with the Senate
by Senator Jones, of Washington. The
report, together with the bill taking
the management away from the Na
tional board of managers in New York
City and giving it to the War Depart
ment, is now on the Senate calendar.
Senator Jones said today he Intended
to call it up at the first opportunity
and Senator Works, author of the reso
lution which resulted In disclosing the
conditions at Santa Monica, is also
ready to hasten consideration.
It developed today that the War De
partment does not want to take over
the management of the home and op
position to the bill will be backed by
War Department influences. Depart
ment' officials say they have enough
to do running the military without
bothering with homes for volunteer
Because of this opposition and the
fact that the inmates of many of the
other homes for disabled volunteer sol
diers throughout the country do not
wish the management to cnange, tne
military affairs committee will make
no effort toward putting any of these
homes under the War Department ex
cept the Santa Monica institution.
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WAITERS' STRIKE IS OFF
Workers to Seek Former Positions
in New York Hotels.
. NEW YORK, Jan. 81. The strike of
hotel waiters was officially declared
off today. This action was taken at
a meeting of the waiters' organization.
It was declared that the men would re
turn to their hotels and seek their for
mer postilons. Several hundred strik
ing waiters attended the meeting.
The discussion was acrimonious, but
the majority declared the organization
was losing ground and the vote to end
the strike prevailed.
Sunday Delivery Not Required.
NORFOLK, Va., Jan. SI. By a court
decision here today, telegraph com
panies are not compelled in this state
to deliver telegrams on Sunday, ex
cept in cases of charity, religion and
necessity. Illness coming under the
MONEY TO LOAN
We invite applications for loans
on choice business property in
PORTLAND. New building
projects financed where the fee
simple title to the ground is in
cluded. Correspondence is invited.
Capital and Surplus
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