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VOI,. LI1I- XO. 10.337. PORTLAND. OREGOX. FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1913. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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4 WIVES IN SAME .
fXIR SAID TO HAVE AVKD AS
XEA.lt, REEK AND DEAR.
McMANIGAL IS NOT
FREE, AS RUMORED
CALIFORNIA HAS NO FTNDS FOR
BUILDING AT EXPOSITION.
FOR NORTHERN SEA
READY TO RESIGN
Qoestion of Revenue
STUDY OF ANIMAL AND BI11D
LIFE IS PURPOSE.
Tariff Plans Depend on
FREE LIST DEVELOPS FOES
-Sugar and Wool Too Much for
One Session, Leaders Say.
COMPROMISE IS LIKELY
Cent a Pound on Sugar, With Grad
ual Reduction to Vanishing
Point. One of Bases of .
WASHINGTON. April .3. The com
jletlon of tha new tariff revision bill,
the character of the duty to be levied
upon intir and the extent to which
President Wilson will give the support
of the Administration to the coo
fileted measure depended tonight upon
the uecesa that might attend efforts of
the President to reach an agreement
wltk Senate tariff leaders.
The tariff situation shifted to the
Senate today with the prospect of
much work ahead of the Chief Execu
tive to smooth over disputed points
and to bring the Senate, the House and
hie own views Into harmony before the
new bill Is brought out to the gaxe of
eastern la Tea feme.
Senators Simmons. Stone and Hoke
Smith, all members of the finance com
mittee, had a long conference with
President Wilson tonight. At Ha con
clusion. Senator Simmons, chairman of
the committee, said the conference bad
been In every way satisfactory to the
A sweeping canvass of the Senate has
been undertaken to determine Just how
far the Democratic members of thst
bdy will go In support of the policies
laid down by the President. The deci
sion to pot raw wool on the free list
and the threat of . free sugar have
stirred up the Democratlo forces of
the Senata to such an extent that mam.
bars of the finance committee told the
President tonight soma Important
changes would have to be made In the
present draft of the bill. If It Is to
meet with a cordial recertlon when tt
reaches the Senate.
Seaata Seartseeat Obtelaed.
The President also saw Senator
Hughes, of New Jersey, another mem
tier of the finance committee and a
radical revisionist, and Senator Kern,
the Democratic lesder of the Senate.
Ills conference with Senator Kern,
which followed that with the members
of the finance committee. Is understood
to have given the President a fairly ac
curate Idea of the sentiment that pre
vails In the Senate over the proposed
free wool and reduced sugar duties and
over the sweeping reductions In other
rates that have been determined upon
by the House committee on wsys and
Today's developments Include the
rrartlcal completion of the bill by the
House ways and means committee
long the lines sgreed on with the
The Senate leaders have made It clear
thst It would be Impossible to pass a
bill carrying both free wool and free
gar CassproaUae Probable.
It appeared fairly certain here to
night thst the sugar duty would be
prepared at a compromise of I cent
a pound possibly with a provision that
the duty should be entirely abolished
In three years, or thst there should be
a gradual reduction of 2S per rent a
year from the existing duty until It
The Senata leader did not come to
any definite agreement wtth the Pre si -dent.
The result of their conference
will be laid before the full Democratic
membership or the finance committee
at a meeting called for 10:30 o'clock
tomorrow morning. The determination
of the committee then aa to disputed
Questions will guide Senator Simmons
In future conferences with the Presi
dent and with Chairman Underwood of
the ways snd means committee.
SnMM Prafeaa Sattafaetlaa.
-We went over all the disputed
points In the bill with the President
tonight." said Senator Simmons, "and
the Interview was very satisfactory to
the Senators. It was agreed that the
Democratic members of the finance
committee should meet tomorrow and
go over the ground, preliminary to fur
ther conferences wtth either members
of the Senate, the President and mem
bers of the House wsys and means
No further statement was made by
Senator Simmons or by the other par
ties to the conference.
The Investigation, which has been
under way for some time, has brought
out strong opposition to the reduction
-proponed by the House and sanctioned
by the President in many Important
schedules. It Is understood that Sen
ate leaders Instst many of these must
be changed If the new bill U to have
their support from the outset
ataale Kill DwMei aa.
President Wilson made tt known to
ds? to visitors that he had not settled
In hts own mind whether there should
be one general hill or a series of sched.
ul Mils. The House leaders are pre
pared to pass the entire tariff revision
(Concluded ea Pace )
Court Investigators Find Daring
Case of Bigamy With Husband
of IVur Father of 26.
CHICAGO. April 3. (Special.)
George Fear. 5. burst Into prominence
today, when Investigators for the Coun
ty Court asserted they had discovered
he had four wives and 24 children.
It la charged that he first married
under his right name, his legal wife
being Mrs. Josephine Fear. Three oth
ers, all residing In Ravenswood. are
Mrs. Mary Near, Mrs. Susan Dear and
Mrs. Martha Beer. His children are
listed as 1 Fears, three Nears. two
Dears and two Beers.
This is the first time In all my ex
perience that I have coma In touch
with so remarkable a case." said Coun
ty Judge Owen. '"It Is one of the most
daring Instancea of bigamy I overheard
of. If It Is within my power, I am go
ing to make him support all those chil
dren." Mrs. Josephine H. Lawrence, speclsl
Investigator for the County Court, ran
down the facts In the case and Mr.
Fear-Near-Dear-Beer la In for a herd
experience In court. The Investigation
will be continued on thsajsasls that his
entire matrimonial history has not yet
RAILROAD MAKES REFUND
After Four Years Overcharge Al
SALEM, Or.. April 2. (Special.)
After four years of trials and tribula
tions. E. D. "Whitman has to his order
a check for $2.86 from the Southern
Pacific claim department. Where Mr.
Whitman Is now Is not known, and the
check Is at the State Railroad Commis
sion office awaiting his order.
When last seen by the Commission. In
11S. Mr. Whitman was SO years old. In
its he made romnlalnt to the Commis
sion that he had shipped from Jeffer
son. Or- to New Sharon. la., his house
hold a-ooda. but deciding not to re
move to Iowa had them shipped back
before they were taken from the New
Dh.mn atlnn. He alleged an over
charge of 1. as there were 430 pounds
In the shipment going east ana ou
pounds returning, although nothing
bad been added.
In September. 1S1I, ho received a re
bate of $7.30. but In October the rail
rnmA ,.Wm1 tnr 14 cents of that back.
The Commission, taking It up again,
found that the railroad still owed $2.3.
and as a result the check arrived today
and a hunt for Mr. Whitman will e
DIRTY FACES TOLERATED
Board of Education Refuses to Buy
Liquid Soap for Schools.
Boys and girls of Portland, cheer up;
von do not have to wash your hands
and faces while at school.
Th members of the Board of Edu
cation are your friends. They refused
to Install liquid soap In the schools and
therefore you do not have to bother
about washing hands and faces while
A liquid aoap company has been try
ing for some time to persuade the
members of the Board that Its output
should be In every school, but when the
members met yesterday they unani
mously voted agalnat Its Installation.
on the grounds of economy.
CLAY TALLMAN IS SLATED
Nc-radan Believed Chosen for Head
of Federal Land Office.
OREGON! AN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. April J. It Is understood here
.h. rittv Tiilmnn. of Nevada, will be
appointed Commissioner of the General
Land Office on the recommendation or
Tallman ran for Congress last No
vember and was defeated by 45 votes.
Later he was urged for Secretary of
the Interior by Senator Newlanda.
LOVESICK BOY STABS GIRL
Id IS Sells Old Papers to Get
Money for Wedding.
JOLJET. 111., April 3. Michael Rag
lan, 13 years old, stabbed Anna Jack
son. 7 years old, today, because she
would not marry him. The girl will
On morning recently the boy se
cured several Chicago newspapers of
an old date and sold them to get money
for the wedding. He hss disappeared.
FLAGLER IS MUCH BETTER
Patient Takes Nourishment and
Physicians Have Hope.
WEST PALM BEACH. Fls.. April 3.
The condition of Henry M. Flagler,
who haa been HI at his home for sev
eral weeks, was reported greatly Im
Sir. Flagler took some nourishment
and his friends are hopeful for his re
covery. His physicians are said to re
gard his condition today as favorable.
Vancouver Veteran Benedict.
VANCOUVER. Wash, April 3. (Spe
cial.) James McSparren. steward of
the Vancouver Commercial Club, vet
eran of the Spanish-American War and
retired sergeant from the regular army,
surprised his friends Wednesday by
msrrvlns; Mrs. Kate Meinel. The cere
mony was performed bv Father Felix
Verwiighen. of St. James Catholic
Three Years in Prison
Ordered by Court.
SUFFRAGETTES ARE FURIOUS
Human Life to Be Taken Next.
One Leader Threatens.
OLD BAILEY IN UPROAR
Woman Convicted of Inciting Fol
lowers Declares She Will Begin
Hanger Strike at Once.
Release Is Probable.
LONDON', April 3. On the charge of
Inciting persons to commit damage,
Mrs. Emmallne Pankhurst. leader of
the militant suffragettes, was sentenced
today to serve three years in prison,
after the Jury had returned a verdict
of guilty in Old Bailey Sessions. Her
trial had lasted two days.
Scenes that followed the pronounce
ment of heavy sentence were such as
the Old Bailey never has witnessed
before. Mrs. Pankhurst declared that
she would begin a hunger strike at
once. She almost broke down when
the verdict was returned, and her
speech of protest was almost Inco
herent at times. She repeated her de
termination to come out of Jail soon,
"dead or alive." and continued:
"I don't want to commit suicide.
Life is very dear to all of us. But 1
want to see the women of this country
enfranchised. I want to live until that
has been done. I will take the des
perate . remedy other women have
Xilltaat Stirred to Fury
Meanwhile the sentence has aroused
British suffragettes to fury. One of
the militant leaders. In announcing the
Intentions of the suffragettes, went so
far as to say that even human life no
longer would be respected. ' In Lon
don, Glasgow and other plaoes through
out the country, enthusiastic meetings
were held tonight and every mention
of Mrs. Pankhurst brought forth loud
Those who are to carry on the fight
during the leader's Incarceration,
which nobody believes will be for long,
breathed defiance to the government
and promised the fight would be waged
more furiously than ever. One of the
leaders, whoso name is suppressed,
gave out the following statement:
"Human life now is In peril, so we
have resolved no longer to respect It
and trouble of all sorts must be faced."
Threat Causes No Surprise.
This statement did not cause sur
prise, for the women, who at first only
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Panarna-T.K-ific Officials Disap
ixtinted in Hoc - That Stats
Would Frovitlc $1,000,000.
SACRAMENTO. April 3. Fleading the
excuse of an empty treasury. Govern
or Johnson notified representatives of
the Panama-Pacific Exposition and a
committee of County Supervisors who
called upon him today that it would
be Impossible to make any appropria
tion for a California building at the
World's Fair in 1915.
Since the inception of the project at
San Francisco It has been taken for
granted that the state would have a
mammoth building, costing not less
than $1,00,000 In which to display the
products and resources of the several
counties. The site for such a structure
has been selected and tentative plans
prepared by the Exposition Company.
Early In the present session of the
Legislature Senator Thomas Finn, of
San Francisco, Introduced a bill to ap
propriate $1,000,000 for use oi the State
Exposition Commission In putting up
and furnishing the building.
Governor Johnson said emphatically
todr.y that the state could not afford
to spend one dollar.
When asked if the state could afford
half the amount named In the Finn
bill, the Governor replied again in the
2800-MILE WALK PLANNED
Total Abstainer Alms to Give Edu
To demonstrate that a man who
abstains from the use of liquor and to
bacco can endure greater hardships
than one who uses either or both. J.
West Rowland proposes to walk from
McKeesport, Pa., to Portland, Or., a
distance approximating 2800 miles. ,
Ills Idea Is to leave his home in Mc
Keesport, April 29 and arrive in Port
land June 29, Jn time to participate In
the opening exercises of the second
World's Christian Cltlsenship Confer
ence, to be held in this city June 29
July 6. He Is a business man of good
repute and In no sense a crank seek
Mr. Rowland contends that all exhi
bitions for prowess and strength prov
ing the merit of total abstinence are a
help to the whole, educational scheme
of the country.
WAITRESS JS COUNTESS
Canadian Hotel Employe Becomes
; Brldo of. Titled pane. .
PRINCE ALBERTTAlbertai April S.
From waitress in a hotel dining-room
to Countess of the Cort of Denmark
wss the transition today of Miss Lena
Roy, who was married to Count Hugh
von Holsteln Rathbon. eldest son and
heir of Lord Frederick Emlle von Hol
steln Rathbon of Denmark.
The Count met MIbs Roy while she
was employed by a hotel at Fall River.
Mass. "They became engaged, but while
Count Hugo was on a trip to Den
mark to secure the consent of his
parents to the match Miss Roy and
her family removed to Prince Albert.
On his return he followed her here.
The Count and his bride left today
for a wedding Journey through the
United States, after which they will
reside In Denmark.
RECOGNIZING A FRIEND.
Lascurain Agreed On
CABINET TO BE RETAINED
New President Would Satisfy
CARRANZA GIVES ASSENT
Decision of Present Head of Mexican
Government Precipitated by
Zapata Uprising Army
. in Serious Plight.
EL PA60, Tex., April 3. To satisfy
all factions In the Mexican melee. Gen
eral Huerta haa agreed to the naming
of Pedro Lascurain as provisional
President, said advices received here
today directly from the national cap!
ti T asm rain will serve out the un
completed term of the late President
Ar Minister of Exterior Relations In
Madero's former Cabinet, Lascurain is
entitled to serve as next in line, in
view of the deaths of Madero and v Ice.
President Suarex. The Huerta Cabi
net would be retained by the compro-;
Carranza Agrees to Plaas.
This arrangement, it Is said, has
been offered to the Constitutionalists
now fighting the Huerta. government in
northern Mexico. It is declared that
Governor Carranza of Coahuila has
agreed and that the Sonora insurrec
tlonists will fall in line.
The decision of the present pro
visional president is said to have been
occasioned by the recent uprising of
Zapata In the south, which places the
Huerta forces between two nres.
Army at Low Ebb.
Mexican military men here estimate
that Huerta hss not more than 14,000
troops In all Mexico with which to meet
the situation This Is an even smaller
force than Porflrio Dlas possessed In
combating the Madero revolution. Ma
dero on taking office began recruiting
volunteer troops with the ex-lnsurrecto
corps as a basis. In the meantime the
regular army was not recruited to
normal strength. The desertion to the
opposing side of the majority of the
volunteer groups has left the actual
government forces far below par.
AWi SAVE 2 IX ARMY DESERT
Sanchez and Loyal Followers Face
Execution at Sunrise.
GUATMA3 Sonora, Mexico, April 3.
Commandant Sanchez, of El Cobre,
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Party to Explore Islands in Arctic
Regions and Stake Hunting Trip
for Big Game.
SEATTLE, Wash., April 3. The little
power schooner Polar Bear, Captain
Louis Lane, sailed for Bering Sea to
day with a party of scientists who will
make an exhaustive study of animal
and bird life In Northern waters.
In the party are Dunbar Lockwood,
a big game hunter of Boston: Samuel
Mixter. of Boston, representing the
Smithsonian Institute; W. Sprague
Brooks, of Milton, Mass representing
the Museum of Comparative Zoology
at Harvard, and Joseph Dixon, of
Berkeley, Cal., representing the Mu
seum of Comparative Zoology at the
University of Califorta. The cruise
will last six months.
The Polar Bear will go from Seattle
to Ketchikan, calling at ports In the
Peninsular country, to Dutch Harbor,
Bogoslov Islands, through the Aleu
tian chain to Attu and Rat Islands,
then make a dash for the Siberian
coast, touching at Kommandarskt
Tslands, Petropaulovsk, along the
Kamchatka coast to Anadir Bay and
then to Nome, after an effort to reach
At Nome the little vessel will take
aboard John Heard, Jr Eben S. Drap
er and George S. Sllsbee, of Boston, for
an exploration and big game hunting
On the return voyage the vessel will
touch at Nome, the Pribilof Islands
and Walrus Islands.
FEDERAL PLANT CRIPPLED
Stamped Envelope Printery at Day
. ton Suspends.
The printing plant at Dayton, O.,
which prints the return cards on
stamped envelopes for the Government
was so badly damaged by the flood
that It will be some- time before it re
sumes operations, and In the meantime
those, who wish to have stanped en
velopes bearing return cards must buy
the envelopes and then pay a printer
to have their names and addresses
placed on the corner.
The Government makes no charge for
printing the return card on stamped
envelopes In box lots, and takes the
stand that the presence ' of return
cards on letters lightens the work and
expense of handling Improperly ' ad
dressed or uncalled for mail to the ex
tent' that It actually pays to do the
work for nothing.
According to advices received from
Washington yesterday by Acting Post
master Shcllenbarger It will be some
time before orders can be filled for
stamped envelopes with return re
quests, and in the meantime the cir
cular sent out by the Postoffice De
partment suggests that the return cards
may be placed on stamped envelopes
by local printers, as the printers have
always contended should be done.
AUTO ORDINANCE FOILED
Machine Is "Parked" First on One
Side of Street Then on Other.
A new method of beating the ordi
nance forbidding the parking of auto
mobiles in the business district was re
ported yesterday by Patrolman Max
well, who arrested Clement Clssne at
Sixth and Stark streets. The officer
charges that the defendant left his
automobile 33 minutes on one side or
the street and then moved It across
and remained 20 minutes longer.
Others arrested for this offense yes
terday were: E. J. Flnley, W. S. Phil
lips. M. J. Walsh and C. Sengstake, of
whom each one is charged with leav
ing his car more than one hour In the
PRISONER'S PEG LEG TAKEN
Officer Removes It on Boarding
Train to Prevent Flight.
CHICAGO, April 3. When Sergeant
George Wilson of the Chicago detec
tive bureau started from Portland, Or.,
last night with George Hampton, alias
T. E. York, wanted here on a charge
of forgery. In his custody, he took
what he believed to be adequate meas
ures to prevent his prisoner's escape.
Wilson removed Hampton's wooden
leg before boarding the train and
shipped It to Chicago by express. If
Hampton eludes- the officer before
reaching here he will have to do It
with one leg.
MRS. L. R. WEBSTER DEAD
Funeral Service Will Be Held To
morrow Afternoon at 2:30.
ti,. funeroi nf Mr. Tuise Webster.
I - f ...Pnnntv fl, ll Q"P T .1 A 71 R 1 R.
nr-w-.A,. n H I vMtPTdftT at their
apartments in Alexandra Court, will
be held tomorrow anernoon m
o'clock at J. P. Finley & Scm's chapel.
The body .will be cremated.
Mrs. Webster was born In New Or
leans and was married in St. Louis.
She was a resident of Oregon for 25
years, living ten years in Jackson
County, then coming to Portland.
Mrs. Webster had been 111 for three
weeks and was making headway to
ward recovery when her sudden death
Body Found in Siuslavr.
wT-nuvo' rif Anrll x. (SoectaL)
The body of James Myers, who with
three other loggers was drowned In
tne 7IU6iw it"' " - ' ' '
March 30, was recovered today three
miles below tne supposea scene oi iuc
. i ThA t,nrrh Iff hetna: con
tinued for the bodies of George Myers
and Cleo . Doyle. Ralph Allen's body
was -recovered jaonaay.
EAST 28TH STREET BACKED
C. M. Clark, of Traction Com
pany, Willing to Aid.
CLUB CONFERENCE IS HELD
L. Ml Lepper, President Foster, of
Reed College, Among Others, Pre
sent Situation to Head of Com
pany Interest Is Great.
Cross-town car lines and the entire
street railway situation on the East
Side were discussed for three hours
yesterday by G M. Clark, of the Port
land Railway. Light & Power Company,
at the rooms of the East Side Business
Men's Club, with representatives of this
club, the Greater East Side Club and
also of numerous other organizations.
President Foster, of the Reed Colics-,
represented that institution at the con
ference. Mr. Clark was introduced to all the
representatives, and he said at the out
set that he was willing and anxious to' -work
together with the clubs for th
upbuilding of Portland.
A large map prepared specially to
govern the talk was spread on the table,
showing the present car lines and Indi
cating where crosstown lines were
wanted and where some extensions
were considered necessary. For the
crosstown car line the map showed the
route on East Thirty-ninth street, be
tween Gladstone avenue and Sandy
boulevard. A. tentative line was shown
on East Twenty-eighth street, also on
East Gllsan, between East Twenty
eighth street and Sandy boulevard, and
On East Ankeny street, between East
Twenty-eighth street and the Laurcl
150.000 Would Benefit.
L. M. Lepper, chairman of the trans
portation committee of the East Side
Business Men's Club, urged the con
struction of the crosstown line on East
Thirty-ninth street, and undertook to
show that It would serve, outside of the
Peninsula district, about 150.000 popu
lation, people who own homes built
near the line. Mr. Lepper pointed out
that to go from Rose City Park to the
Reed College on the Bouth, or to any
point In the southern portion of the
city, one must travel between 10 and 15
miles. By building this crosstown line
on East Thirty-ninth street It would re
lieve the situation greatly. He esti
mated that the traffic would pay at the
start. The line would touch Laurelhurst,
Sunnyslde and all the great residence
districts on the East Side.
C. K. Henry, )l. Allen Harrison, Dr. J.
H. Fenton. A. N. Searle, E. G. Welter '
and other representatives spoke for this
route and urged that it be built.
Mr. Clark was inclined to favor such
a line. If it were built, on East Twenty
Mr. Foster presented the need of car
service of Reed College and pointed out
that the campus, now made up of S6
acres, would soon develop Into a great
center, educational, conventional and
athletic, which would need street car
Question of Revenue Raised
Mr. Clark raised the question of rev
enue from such crosstown car line on
East Thirty-ninth street. How many
people would use It if It were built?
How many would use it during the day?
These were some of the questions he
asked. Referring to the map, Mr. Clark
pointed out that most of the peoplo
would come down town anyway on the
carlines already built. He said that
the company Is looking Into the prob
able revenue that might be expected
from such line. He then pointed out
that the company had been spending
millions In Portluand for betterments,
mainly on the East Side, and declared
that he was deeply Interested In the
growth of Portland, and expressed
himself as willing to do everything
within his power to improve the serv
ice. Referring to the extensions made.
Mr. Clark said that seven miles had
been built the past year, but the in
come had not shown the Increase ex
pected from these extensions. He said
that such lines as the St. Johns and
Mount Scott had been operated at a
loss, and declared that there had been
an actual loss on the St. Johns line of
$45,000 last year.
"To get money for extensions, said
Mr. Clark, "I must be able to show that
It will pay on the Investment, or the
money will not be furnished. That Is
fair. None of you men would run a bust- -ness
at a loss, would you? I think not.
Now, we are going to look into all
these questions that have been, dis
cussed here today, and it will all come
out before the Railway Commission."
Dan Kellaher spoke briefly, pointing
out the need of the crosstown carllne,
and declared that unless the Portland
Railway, Light & Power Company did
provide better service some other
means would be provided. C. K. Henry
presented the matter of a subway and
Mr. Clark said that he would look Into
Estimates will be made of the prob-
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