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PORTLAND. OREGON. FRIDAY. MARCH 21, 1913.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. LI 1 1 -NO. 16,325.
CURRENCY BILL TO
BE PUT F
Wilson Now Hopes for
SUBJECT TO FOLLOW TARIFF
Measure Will Be Put Through
Under Party Discipline:
SPEEDY WORK PROMISED
Outlook for Quick Settlement of
Tariff Gives Indication That
Scope of Extra Session
Will Be Considered.
WAFHINGTON. March 10. Encour
aged by the rapid progress already
made In the preparation of a tariff re
vision bill, close friends of President
Wilson predicted tonight that currency
reform measures would be brought be
fore the extra session of Congress.
The President talked Informally with
some of his callers about the prospects
for currency legislation.
They went away convinced that while
the Tresldent would devote himself
first and foremost to tariff revision, he
now hoped that at least a start on
monetary reform. If not actual legisla
tion, would be possible In the extra
President's Vtewa Vaekaased.
From the first, the President has be
lieved In the necessity for immediate
currency reform and though desirous
that Congress should focus its atten
tion and that of the Nation on the tar
iff question, he never has given up the
Mea of getting a currency measure be
fore the country within a few months.
Some of his friends aald today that
they were particularly hopeful for cur
rency reform because of the attitude
of the Democratic, leaders In Congress
toward expeditious action on the tariff.
Senator Simmons, chairman of the
finance committee, is reported to have
raid that the -tariff could be disposed'
of within three months. Like the tariff,
the currency bill when drawn will be
presented as a party measure, care
fully worked out by Congressional com
mittees in co-operation with the Presi
dent. It will not be made public. It Is
said, until It has been studied closely
by members of the Cabinet, recognized
authorities on currency questions, and
'fine of the leading business men of the
country In whose Judgment the Ad
ministration has confidence.
The President Intends to stay In
Washington throughout the extra ses
sion, giving every attention to legisla
tive questions. He has every day de
clined Invitations to make speeches
outside of the city.
The Cabinet will meet tomorrow,
when the question of recess appoint
ments will be discussed. The resigna
tion today of Huntington Wilson as
Assistant Secretary of State leaves the
State Department under charge of Alva
Artec, second Assistant Secretary of
State. It Is probable, however, that
there will be a recess appointment of
John Bassett Moore as counsellor to the
State Department tomorrow so that he
t an co-ojierate with Mr. Adee In run
ning the department. The President
telegraphed Secretary Bryan that he
need not cut short his vacation on
account of Huntington Wilson's wlm
drawal. Maay Caller, at White Houae.
The President had a long string of
callers. He talked over the tariff -ri'h
Senator Thomas, of Colorado: conserva-
tlon with S. H. Thompson, president of
the Woodrow Wilson Club of Denver,
and currency with Professor J. Lau
rence Laughlin. of the University Df
Tomorrow the President will discuss ;
wiin -ew Jfrwy I'nuucr.in
the status of Jury reform bill In tne
legislature. Ueorse F. Lamnntt, State
Kunktng and Insurance Commissioner
In New Jersey, saw the President for a
hort time today. He Is being men
tioned for Controller of the Currency
und it is reported that, whilo the Tres-!J.-nt
Is desirous of appointing him.
he uocs not want New Jersey to iose
lilj services as yet.
ijeulna of Jndfimeat Aaked.
Democratic Leader Underwood asked
tonight tliat tho country withhold Judg
ment on the tariff revision bill until It
Is rrented to the House and made
public by the authority of its framers.
All al-JiiK he has insisted, as chairman
of the ways and means committee, upon
absolute secrecy regarding the mea
sure. He said tonight:
"ince the ways and means commit
tee commenced its work of revision of
the present tariff laws. 1 have refrained
from giving Interviews to tne press,
but recently 1 have read In the papers
o many misleading statements about
the work of the ways and means com
mittee, and so many assertions of fart
which are not fact as to what the
cummlttee has done concerning the
various paragraphs and schedules of
the bill, that I feel that It Is fair to
the public to say that practically every
statement that I have read In refer
ence to the rates of duty that would be
Imposed on the articles enumerated in
the proposed new tariff bill Is absolute
ly misleading and most of them entire
ly wrong. I hope that the country
will not prejudge the bill until it is
Introduced In Congress and authorita
tively made public."
Mr. Underwood was weary when he
tCoaclad ea Pace a
TO RECLAIM "CALL"
PLANS FOB 25-STORY BCILDIXG
REVEALS rXTEXTIOX. "
Option Xow Held by W. TV. Chapln,
Formerly of Seattle, Expires Oc
tober 1 , When Change Is Due-.
SAX FRANCISCO. March Jo. 'Spe
cial.) It became known today that the
ntii-rhaaar of the land and three-story
building at the southeast corner of
Market and Fourth streets, about two
weeks ago, is John D. Spreckels. -
At the time the announcement was
made that a class A office building Is
to be erected Immediately upon the
corner, which will rise higher than the
present highest building In Ban Fran
cisco by many stories. The new struc
ture will be 25 stories high and above
the J5th story will be a stately cupola
of dome-like proportions.
The building will be of steel frame
and reinforced concrete. The cost la
given at 11,500,000. With the cost of the
land added the total Investment will be
The building Is to be ready for oc
cupancy by June of next year. The
new structure will be known as the
Call building, as It will be the new
borne of that paper.
The announcement of the building of
this structure for the Call settles the
question which has been much dis
cussed here, whether John D. Spreckels
will resume the control of the Call next
Fall. The option secured by W. W.
Chapln, of Seattle, runs out October I,
and it ts evident that Spreckels pur
poses to take over the newspaper.
OREGON TO BE RETAINED
Hope of Getting; Battleship in Port'
land Harbor Dispelled.
That the Navy Department has no
Intention of withdrawing the battle
shin Oregon from the Paclo reserve
fleet at Puget Sound. Is the Informs
tlon received by Major Cicero Newell,
of 220 Third street, from a letter writ
ten to Representative Laflterty by Sec
retary Daniels, and forwarded here.
Major Newell has Interested nimseji
In securing the Oregon as a training
shin for the Oregon Naval Militia. He
maintains that there would be room on
board her for too boys.
"A sufficient complement of officers
and men cannot be obtained to permit
the Oregon to lie off Portland," writes
Secretary Daniels, "and It would be
contrary to the policy of the depart
ment which is to keep vessels, not in
active service, concentrated at one
place on each coast as a "V:- ft fleet,
STUDENTS MAYBE BARRED
Rural Pnplls Xot Provided for In
Portland Hich Schools.
Because "some one was asleep at
tne switch," as A. P. Armstrong, Coun
ty Superintendent of Schools, put It.
200 children from rural districts, may
have to quit high school courses In
Portland. If their parents cannot pay
their tuition or unless the board of dis
trict No. 1 Intercedes, they will have
to quit their studies.
This was developed yesterday after
noon at a meeting of tne poara, wnen
Mr. Armstrong appeared and pleaded
with the members to make an ordei
eavlng the children in the city high
schools until a tax can be levied for
the purpose next year. An Investiga
tlon was ordered. The tax should have
been levied by the County School
'ARK PROJECT ANNOUNCED
Residents of Heights May Acquire
Council Crest for City Park.
The possibility of the residents of
Portland Hetghts and Council Crest
districts purchasing Council Crest for
nubile Dark purposes caused A. Du-
chamn. lessee of the park, to with
oraw from the City Council yesterday
his application for a permit to conduct
a dance hall at the park.
A large delegation of residents of
th districts appeared before the
license committee ana protesiea
. tne Issuance of the permit.
and. through E. L. Tnompson. an
nounced that attempts would be made
to acquire the park in the name of the
MAXINE DENIES MARRIAGE
Mis Elliott Says She Is Xot Even
IOiiffitsed to A. F. Wlldln
NEW YORK. March 20. (Special.)
la a cable dispatch from Cannes to
day. Miss Maxine Klliott. reported mar
ried to A. F. Wilding, ex-tennis cham
pion. denied emphatically that she was
engaged to him. The message follows:
Tne renort that 1 am engaged to
Mr. Wilding Is not true. I am not en
gaeed and never Intend to be. Maxine
The dispatches also quoted Wilding
as den!ng he is to marry Miss Elliott.
He apparently thought it a Joke.
WOMEN REGISTER SLOWLY
Few More Than 10,000 or Fair Sex
Have Signified Intentions.
With only 20 days left in which to
register, only a few more than 10,000
of S5.000 believed eligible to vote in the
city have registered at the Courthouse.
It was anticipated that at least 30,000
would register, but if this Is to be ac
complished they will have to come at
the rate of 1000 a day now.
It la feared that at the last there
will be a rush so great that many will
not be able to register. Yesterday and
the day before registration slowed up
HELD AS POISONER
Mrs. Eaton Locked
ARSENIC IS CAUSE OF DEATH
Woman May Be Examined to
COUPLE'S LIFE TROUBLED
Admiral Had ' Met Financial MLi
fortune, Although Once Rich.
Wife's First Husband Caller
at Home of Eatons.
PLTMOUTH. Mass.. March 10. Mrs.
Jennie May Eaton was locked up in
the county Jail hers late this after
noon pending a bearing on charges that
she murdered her husband. R ear
Admiral Joseph Giles Eaton, by poison
She was brought here from Hlngham,
where she had been arraigned earlier
in the day following her arrest.
Through counsel she pleaded not
guilty, waived the reading of the com
plaint and was held without ball for
examination March 28.
Woman's Sanity Doubted.
It has not been determined whether
the Inquest Into the sudden death of
the Admiral will be resumed. It was
Intimated tonight that Mrs. Eaton
might not be brought to trial. The
possible appointment of a commission
to pass on her sanity was suggested.
District Attorney Baker had a con
ference today in Boston with Chief
Justice Aiken of the Superior Court. It
was thought his errand might be in
connection with the convening of a
special grand Jury to consider the case.
When Mrs. Eaton, who is a stout
woman, 46 years eld, entered the Jail
here she was dressed In the black suit
she wore at her husband's funeral. A
mourning veil partially hid her face.
ShwnadV been -weeping, but generally
maintained the composure that has
characterised her bearing from the
Admiral's Death Unexpected.
Admiral Eaton died In his bed at the
home in Norwell. where he lived with
his wife, her mother, Mrs. George Har
rison, and his stepdaughter, Dorothy
Ainsworth. The death was unexpected
and due. the other members of the
family said, to an attack of Indiges
tion which followed a too hearty meal
of roast pork.
Circumstances led to an Investiga
tion, and, according to a statement by
District Attorney Barker today, evi
dence of arsenical poisoning was dis
covered by Professor William F. Whit
ney, who analyzed the contents of the
(Concluded on Page 5)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTERDAT'S Maximum temperature, SO
degrees; minimum. SO degrees.
TODAY'S Cloudy and continued coolr east
Suffragette enjoys being arraigned for
crimes of violence. Paso 0.
Five Coreans found ruilty of conspiracy;
set free. Page a.
Austria calls on allies te cease bombarding
tnwn nf Rctitari. PSJTS 1.
King Georse's lungs pierced by assassin's
shot. - Pag 7.
Wilson probably will include currently re
form In extra session prusiu""-.
Huntington Wilson reslsns because no u..
rm with Chinese loan policy. Fage J-
Dr. Eliot chosen by President for Ambas
sador to Great Britain. Paso 2
Bma mm-vm -standDatlsro- la dead. Pase 4.
Woman gives $8110,000 to aid welfare Inves-
Underwood wants voloe tn plans for tariff
reform. Pag 0. .
Wlf of Admiral JEaton arrested on charg
of nnlMntnff him. Pax 1.
Oriental silks and laces, sent to members
of offers' families at Mare Islana.
mtsed. Vtn 1.
c t.-i Mjnrr tiulldlDa la San
Francisco Indicates he Is to reclaim "The
Call." Pag 1.
rtr vrieAmajin alves serum to 85 more.
rit Alitor declares Madero and
Buarex were murdered and offers proof.
Three-cornered battle begins for 1200.00b
wravATMl from Muelea family. Pag ft.
TCr-ffoTernor Nash, of Ohio, said to have
known of Juggled accounts In Cox's bana.
Negro ball team planning ante-season tour
I n niMf Annil.CBlci u i-n- -t,
Sir Thomas Upton asks reconsideration of
his challenge to jyew ior
McCredie see need for more pinch hitting
In Beaver line-up. rage n.
Colt recruits ar reporting at Santa Rosa.
White Salmon River is hold back by high
dam. Page 8.
QUI bill, effective In June, wipes out pres
ent .LtrAtion law. race a.
Big advance seen in crook County. Pag 20.
Commercial and Marino.
Excited wheat shorts run up Chicago mar
ket. Pag 21.
Pressure against Industrial stocks contin
ues. Pag 21.
Dock Commission looks to Council to ae-
q u 1 re strip from ive to BBtmiu
Portland and Vicinity.
Sal of blooded short Horn cattle Is well
attended. Page Is.
Coroner's verdict ascribe on tons' murder
to two Chines known Dr n&mo,
lu-re. Pax 12.
Proposition for getting 388 new are "sht
for City Up tO UOUUCU Wr w&ysvm.
Cars will not run over Broadway bridge
before July 1. Fag l it-
Executive committee or commercial un
1 named. Fage 13.
Lead over Seattle Y. M. C. A. membership
contestants Increased. Page 9.
Booker T. Washington tells of Tuskege In.
stltute at luncheon, rag id.
Cold wave still keeps grip on rjortnwesi.
Vancouver and Portland men to discuss In
terstate bridge today. Page 11. ,
Weather forecast and summary. Pag 18.
Professor ILdwtia .ft. . UDDsrir arrives
study ctty acnooi system, ran i.
Society will attnd auto show tonlgnt.
Shorthorn sals at Union Stockyards Is well
attended. Fag la.
WAR ON AUTOS DECLARED
Chicago Mayor to Try to Force Slow
er Driving Through. Streets.
CHICAGO, March 20. Mayor Harri
son declared war against automobiles
hero today, asserting that 95 per cent
of drivers were lawless. The Mayor
said the boulevard in front of his house
was a race course for law-defying
chauffeurs. The first gun be will Are
will be an ordinance forbidding chauf
feurs to sound any warning signal In
the busy part of the city.
EE'S NOT DEAD YET.
Fire on Scutari Must
Cease. Is Decree.
WARSHIPS ENFORCE DEMANDS
Alleged Forcible Conversion o
CHARGES MET BY DENIAL
Italy Also Believed Assisting Austria
In Policy Toward Montenegro
and Serrfa Popovitcn
LONDON, March 20. Austria, pos
slbly with the assistance of Italy, Is
contemplating Isolated action to stop
the bombardment of Scutari, which it
is alleged, now is being directed
against town Instead of fortress, and
finally forcing the powers' decision
that Albania shall be an autonomous
state and that Scutari shall remain
part of It
Montenegro and bervta first will have
the option of withdrawing from the
task of subduing the town, which, even
after Its capture. If that occurs, ac
cording to the powers, must be given
up by the allies.
Austrian Warships on Way.
Part of the Austrian fleet has al
ready left for the Montenegrin and Al
banian coasts and while It Is announced
officially that the object of the war
ships Is to carry out maneuvers. It Is
apparent that their presence is de
signed to Impress Montenegro and
Servla with the determination of Au
stria-to prevent the further cannonad
ing of the civilian section of Scutari
and to obtain satisfaction for the al
Ieged forcible conversion of Catholics
and interference with the Austrian
The Montenegrin delegate In Lon
don," M. Fopovltch, speaking for his
government, describes as untrue or
trivial the Incidents for which Austria
is demanding satisfaction. But what'
ever truth or importance they have, the
bitterest feeling on the part of Aus
tria has been aroused and the press
and public of Austria-Hungary are de
Priest Dies for Hla Faith.
According to dispatches received by
the Vienna papers, 400 Albanian Cath
olics at DJakova, weeping and walling.
were forced to Join the orthodox
church, the soldiers ordering them to
choose between orthodoxy and death.
At six other villages the residents sim
Uarly were converted.
Various accounts are printed of the
death of a Catholic priest named Pa
(Concluded on Pa?e 6.)
SILK CONSIGNED TO
NAVY YARD SEIZED
TRANSPORT CARRIES BOX OP
GOODS TO OFFICERS WIVES.
Customs Inspectors Suspect Attempt
to Smuggle Oriental Wares in
Guise of Medical Supplies.
SAX FRANCISCO. March 0. (Spe
clal.) Collector of Customs Stratton
will endeavor to learn whether Mrs. "W
T. McGregor, Mrs. A. Hammar, Mrs. P.
D. Norton. Mrs. H. I Troop and Miss
F. M. Brown, members of families of
officers at Mare Island, are officers of
the United States Navy medical 6e-
partment at Mare Island and whether a
box weighing 400 pounds, containing
more than $1000 worth of Chinese silks.
notions and embroidered goods, which
arrived here on the Army transport "Lo
gin last Saturday, and not on the ship
manifest, are not smuggled goods and
subject to selsure.
The box was marked for the "Navy
Medical Department at Mare Island,
and was also marked "From tho United
States Navy Medical Department at Ma
Customs Inspector Hulfaker thi
morning discovered that the mysterious
box was not noted on the ship a manl
feat and took it to the Custom-House,
where it was opened.
The various articles mentioned were
consigned to the women in small pack
Officers of the transport Logan dls
claimed any knowledge of the consign
ment, which appears to be anything but
Collector Stratton this afternoon or
dered an Investigation and has sent an
inspector to Mare Island for that pur
FARNUM TO QUIT STAGE
Actor Says He Will Seek to Succeed
' in Great Business World.
RICHMOND. Vs., March 20. (Special.)
"I am wearv of the actor's life
said Dustln Farnum, who opened an
engagement of four performances of
the "Littlest Rebel" at the Academy
of Music here tonight. "I believe
can succeed In the great business
world. I have in contemplation the
lannithtnir nf a srreat motion-Picture
film Tnanufneturinar business. I have a
large country place and other lands
near San Diego, and I shall go there,
..tnhllsh mv manufacturing plant, my
studios, my al fresco theater for pre
senting the acting companies Deiore
the camera, my business offices and
my home." "
Ailtui If he had sriven A. H. Woods,
under whose supervision he is touring
this season, notice, Mr. Farnum said:
"Mv onntrant with Mr. Woods expires
Saturday night. The tour closes nere.
I will be bound by no more contracts.
My last performance on any stage will
be here Saturday night.
SCHOOL HEAD NOT CHOSEN
Board Expected to Act nt Special
Meeting Xext Tuesday.
In all probability . the members of
the Board of Education will elect a
successor to Frank Klgler, as superin
tendent of the city schools, when they
meet in special session next Tuesday
afternoon. At their session yesterday
they took no action, , as there was a
great press of business, which kept
them at work until nearly 7 o'clock
I. N. Flelschner, one of the directors.
Is going to leave soon for a three'
months trip to Europe, and was grant'
ed a leave of absence for that period.
A letter from Mr. RIgler was read,
In which he reiterated his former
verbal declaration to the effect that
he will not be a candidate for re-eleC'
tlon this time.
Several communications were re
ceived from various dubs, one of which
declared the salary should be increased.
COUNTY CLERK IS PUZZLED
Official May Work Over Time to
Women are daily causing some new
. i ... in thj, nnllttcal srame In
Portland. They already have all of
e candidates guessing as to now 10
1m halp vntdK. And now It Is John B.
Coffey, genial County Clerk, who Is
puzzled. 1 -
Mr. Coffeys dilemma is as to now
can register all of the army of worn-
, Wsn n n w and ADrll 14. when
the registration closes. He has about
A.tAa trpn itiA doors or. tne de
partment open of evenings, startlna
;ext week, until 1 . 31. tie win an
ounce later his decision.
LOUIS HILL HUNTS GEESE
Great Xorthern President Denies
Trip Hag Other Motive.
WILLOWS. Cal.. March 20. Louis
Hill, chairman of the board of direc
tors of the Great Northern Railway,
and his brother. Walter, left here today
for Del Monte, after a two days" goose
Mr. Hill said there was no railroad
lgnlficance in his visit to the Sacra
PRIZE OFFERED FOR PLAY
10,000 to Be Paid American Au
thor Who Turns in Best Work.
NEW YORK. March 20. Winthrop
Ames, ex-dlrector of New Theater, an
nounced tonight a prise offer of 10.
000 for the best play by an American
author submitted before August 13.
The award will be made by a com
mittee of three Judges, Augustus
Thomas, playwright; Adolph Klauber,
dramatics critic, and Mr. Ames.
Outcasts Plead With
CO-OPERATION IS PROMISED
New York Legislators Deluged
LETTERS ARE MADE PUBLIC
Women Say if Authorities Will Pro
tect Instead of. Persecuting
Them, They Will Help
ALBANY, N. Y March 20. A cry
from the outcasts of the underworld,
pleading for an opportunity to co-opr-ata
in the efforts being made to solve
the social evil question, is voiced in
letters to the special legislative com
mittee appointed to draft remedial po
lice legislation for New York City.
These letters, among the thousands
or more received by the committee from
New York City officials, social and
clvio bodies and citizens generally, will
receive serious consideration.
Senator Wagner, chairman of the
committee, announced today that
further meetings 6f the committee
would be held and, the Senate extended
the time for receiving the report an
Victims WUllnsr o Help.
Mr. Wagner made public tonight sev.
eral letters received from women of
the underworld, who insist that they
can assist the city If permitted to co
operate in their own way toward re
stricting and segregating the social
evil. They say this phase of the situa
tion in New York City is the source
of all graft. They support the plan of
the citizens' committee to the legis
lators, proposing a social welfare com
mission, and pledge themselves to be
of greater value to such a committee
than al of the social and civic boUlc
in New York. .
These women also declare that tile
time had come when New York should
at least handle the subject practically
and sensibly, and "not make any at
tempt to drive unfortunate women from
homes that give annoyance to no one.
to the streets and to the gutters, and
to help swell the army of street walk
ers, who have no regard for their own
physical condition, nor the health of
the people in whose midst they cir
Woman Pleads for On n Sex.
One woman wrote:
"I am representing thousands on
thousands of unfortunate girl that arc
without homes. Soma are working for
starvation wages. Some are selling their
souls to keep off starvation and cold.
These women are much like other wo
men. All grades are to be found In
their ranks some good, some bad and
others very bad. My experience Is that
the outcast women of society have a
code of morals and are honest in the
majority. The better half would be
surprised to know ot the self-sacrifices
that many of these women make for
those that are dependent upon them
for sustenance, and almost every girl
has one or more dependent upon her for
I have had girls in ray house who
have had royal blood In their veins.
Many of them were the descendants of
the best families in Europe and Amer
ica; some were the daughters ot well
known clergymen of Chicago, Philadel
phia, New York and Boston. The army
of the "fallen" is recruited' from all
ranks of society. Including the daugh
ters of the elect."
Co-operation la Promlaed. .
'If you wish to get rid ot graft in
the police department for all time to
come," wrote another woman, "remove
the police department from all tempta
tion. Take the social evil out of the
police department entirely.
If we were protected by the city,
instead of persecuted and oppressed
and driven and hunted from pillar to
post, we would be of great help to the
city by protecting the young women
from the procurer and convicting every
one of them by a simple process of In
forming this social welfare committee.
Should a cadet bring a girl to our
houses, we would pledge ourselves to
help prosecute and convict any white
slaver that comes before us. It is only
through us and In co-operation with us
that you will accomplish this.
Should a young girl come to us
with the intention of leading that life
we could again communicate with this
committee and thus save her from
going farther by taking care of ber
and persuading her and giving her a
little purse, which we have done so
many times, and send her home to her
parents without publicity and before
It is too late."
Society Women to Appear.
wtt fiWTVfiTOV . March 20. Leading
.iiv women have been Invited to
appear before the Illinois vice com-
lission here tomorrow to urge presi
dent Wilson to take gome stepB towara
bettering the conditions of working
women. The society leaders win be
u4 thir onlnlon of the causes that
iai working girls astray. Mrs. Nicho
las Longworth may appear.