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OREGON. SATURDAY, AI'KIJL. o,
Free Trade in Three
SENATE LEADERS ASK TIME
Cent a Pound Proposed as
Temporary Rate of Duty.
INCOME TAX RATE FIXED
Individuals to Pay One Per Ccnl
Brtwtrn $1000 am! S20.000,
With Scale Rlln to Four Per
Cent Above $100,000.
rFnr.vT wi r.i- insist on
KU.K MGAK ITHIS THREE
FmOnt Wilson iv his CeMnot
today aa outltBO or the a.gotlattoaa
through which ha hoped to secure a
wmmoi arrmcnt on tho tariff bllL
Lalrr mrnbrn of tho Cabinet es
prcsord thomotlveB aa la hoarty ac
cord with tho President's views on
tho tariff, dorlaiinc that tho Frosl
dmt was determloed to bar tho
oople of tho Lulled States let free
rovar Id thrco years.
Tbo ITesldent was hopeful tonight
thai bo would have tho support of
tho Louisiana rVftators on tho oe
rent oosar proposal and that when
tho blU was introduced next week It
would so ihroosa both houses of
Congress imoothlr. th.rebr (lelnc
aa opportunity for other Important
WASHINGTON. April 4. The Demo
cratic tariff revision bill was complet
ed tonight, with the exception of a
final decision upon the sugar tariff.
Krora beginning; to end It is a meas
ure modeled In accord with the Idea
or President Wilson, with wool, mall
and many ether foodstuffs and cloth-lug-
materials on the free list; with
low duties on all agricultural product
and foodstuffs that are not free, and
with the tariff on chemicals, steel and
other commercial products cut tar bo
low the present protective rates.
Senate Isadora Ask; for Ttsae.
The Senate tariff leaders asked to
day for an opportunity to study the bill
until Sunday afternoon. They then will
confer with Chairman Underwood, or
the House committee on ways and
means, and later will have a final con
ference with President Wilson. A care
ful analysis of the Senate will be made
In tt.e meantime to determine whether
free wool, "one-cent sugar" and low
rates on " market - basket " products
will prove acceptable to a majority of
Briefly summarized, the tariff devel
opments of the day were:
President Wilson's ultimatum to
eugar Interests that they must agree
to a tariff of one cent per pound for
three years, with free sugar after that
time, or ho would attempt to secure
free sugar at once.
Bill Virtually Completed.
The completion of the bill by the
ways and means committee, with the
exception of the sugar schedule. The
committee Is prepared to agree on free
sugar If the President Insists.
Income tax rates fixed at 1 per cent
for all corporation Incomes above 15000.
1 per rent on Individual Incomes from
Jt0'9 to f :.00. : per cent from $20,000
to $.... X per rent from too. 000 to
$:.. four per cent above 1100.000.
The President submitted his proposal
on the sugar tariff to Representative
Rrnursard. of Louisiana, early today.
Louisiana (Senators and Representatives
conferred and sounded out other mem
bers of the Senate to determine
whether enough strength could be se
cured to fight the tree-sugar features
of the plan. They had reached no de
cision tonight, however, ss to the
course they would take.
Early Aareeaaeat Twdlrated.
Notwithstanding the sugar contro
versy, events so shaped themselves to
day as to Indicate that the House, the
Senate and the President will come to
a definite and final agreement upon
the tariff bill before Monday, and that
the measure will be presented to the
House early next week aa an Adminis
tration measure, and with all the tariff
leaders behind It.
After a short meeting; of the Demo
cratic members of the finance commit
tee today. Senators Simmons. James
and Hushes called on Mr. Underwood
and discussed the wool, sugar and ag
ricultural tariffs. A demand from some
quarters In the Senate for an increase
in the agricultural duties, and a doubt
aa to the success of both free wool and
free sugar in the Senate, constitute the
problem over which the Senate leaders
will work tonight and tomorrow.
coaler Predsrt Aaxeesaeat.
The House tariff makers have left
matters entirely la the bands ef the
President. Members of the Senate
finance committee today declared there
would be an ultimate agreement with
the President over all contested point
Is understood that umess the sugar
compromise Is accepted by the Senators
from Southern states, the finance com
mittee probably will act on Its own
Initiative and comply with President
The situation, aa it fca developed
th s week. Is appa-er.tly a consumma
tion ef the p!is laid out 1-y the Preal-
tCoeJu4d .-a I ait ;
BLOTS ON RECORDS
RMilSTRV AS REPUBLICANS TO
O recoil Senators Tarn Down Appli
cants or Whose Complete Regu
larity There Is Doubt.
OKEGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
Ington. April 4. It became known to
day that Senators Lane and Chamber
lain In making; up their patronage slate
several days ago turned down all Pern
ocrattc applicants who had at any time
In the past registered In the Oregon
primaries as Republicans.
There were IS or 10 applicants for
various offices who had at one time
or another registered as Republicans,
but when this fact became known all
such were rejected. In one instance a
Democrat who had once registered as
a Republican was about to be recom
mended for an office when advices were
received as to his Irregularity and rec
ommendatlon was withdrawn.
One of the Oregon Senators was in
dined to recognize several Democrats
who had registered as Republicans, bu
his colleague stoutly refused to agree
to the appointment of any Democrat
whoso regularity was thus questioned.
It Is also known that Postmaster
General Burleson will so far as he Is
able prevent the appointment of any
Democrat of this type to any postmas-
terslilp. Burleson says he will recog
nlzo only straight Democrats.
$7.25 FOR POUND BUTTER
First Roll Matie at Hermlston
Creamery nought for ft i.SO.
HERM1STON. Or.. April 4. (Spe
cial.) The sum of 114.50 was paid
here today for the first two-pound
roll of butter made by the new Herm
lston creamery. Bidding was lively.
Mayor Skinner started the price at 16
and kept bidding to 19. Representative
J. T. Hlnkle stayed longer, yielding to
County Commissioner Waterman, who
quit at $13.25. when Colonel H. O. New
port carried the bid to 114.50. About
100 citizens were at the opening of the
The creamery Is owned by KIttery A
Klnley, formerly of Cathlomet, Wash.
Miik is being shipped here from Echo,
Stanfield. Butler Creek. Umatilla and
After bidding In the first roll of but
ter. Colonel Newport donated It to the
Hermiston Commercial Club, and KIt
tery Klnley added other rolls to be
sent to the editors of newspapers at
Portland. Pendleton and the local
SNAKES 'CHARM' CANARIES
Reason for Supposed Malady Affect
ing Birds ia Park Discovered.
After weeks of Investigating by
Park Superintendent Mische and others
It has been decided that what was
thought to be a peculiar bird malady
among the 100 or more canaries In a
rage at the City Park. Is really a charm
held over the birds by a group of huge
rattlesnakes occupying a cage nearby
The snakes were moved next to the
bird cage several weeks ago and soon
afterward several of the birds began
to act as though dazed. Believing that
some new sort of bird disease had
spread among the canaries an Investi
gation was begun by Mr. Mische, who
Is an expert on birds. The malady was
new to him and he was at a loss to
know what to do until It was suggested
that the snakes might be the cause of
the trouble. Having heard of snakes
catching birds by charming them, he
removed the cage and the supposed
malady has disappeared.
PORTLAND JBOY ELOPES
John P. Lano Secretly Weds Strik
ingly Pretty Spokane Girl.
SPOKANE. Wash.. April 4. (Special.)
John P. Lane, of Portland, son of
J. Lane, manager of toe Moline Plow
Company, at Portland, is the hero of
an elopement and secret wedding, hav
ing married Misa Adeline Crandall. a
strikingly pretty Spokane girl, on
March 10 at Coeur d'Alene City, Idaho.
The news became known only today,
and tomorrow morning the bride leaves
Mrs. Lane was employed in the
Spokesman-Review business office as
telephone operator, and continued at
her post for three weeks after the se
cret wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Lane will
pass part of their honeymoon at a
country homo near Brownsville, Or.:
then will take a trip to California and
Hawaii. They will be at home to friends
In Portland November 1. Mrs. Lane Is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. C.
Crandall, of Spokane.
FASTER SCHEDULE DENIED
North Bank Traffic Man Sa Run
ning Time Will Stand.
We have no Intention of reducing
our running time between Portland and
Spokane, as has been reported." said
W. P. Skinner, traffic manager for the
North Bank road, yesterday. "Our time
now la about as good as conditions
Justify ar.d there is no demand what
ever for greater speed."
The O.-W. R. A N. Company now is
completing Its line between Fortlan
and Spokane. It will be ready for oper
ation In about a year, but It will be
only two miles shorter than the North
It might be possible to clip an hour
off the schedule, but operating of
ficials say that Is about a'.l that will
be p.rmlsslrle, even after the improve
ments now in progress are completed.
Bill Is Cause.
BRYAN AND CHINA CONFER
Secretary Gives Close Atten
tion to Delicate Subject.
PREVIOUS ISSUE STUDIED
Negotiations Connected With Re
fusal to Admit Japanese Chil
dren to Schools Have
Bearing on Situation.
WASHINGTON". April 4. The Japan
ese government has lodged formal pro
test with the State Department against
the proposed enactment by the State of
California of what it considers antl
Japanese legislation, the measure pro
hiblting the alien ownership of land
It was learned today that this pro
test was made nearly a fortnight ago.
Secretary Bryan and Viscount Chlr.da.
the Japanese Ambassador, were clos
eted for a half hour today at the State
Department In a private conference,
the subject of which neither would
It Is known that Secretary Bryan Is
giving close attention to this delicate
subject, studying carefully the history
of the negotiations that took place be
tween Secretary Root and Baron Taka
hlra In the Roosevelt Administration,
when a severe strain was placed upon
the relations between America and
Japan by the attempt of the Califor
nia authorities to exclude Japanese
children from the public schools.
The next step may be a communlca-
ion from the Secretary of State to the
Governor of California calling bis at
tention to the international questions
involved In the proposed legislation. '
ROBBERS USE HANDCAR
Iowa, Sheriff After Postoffice Rob
bery Finds Man With Stamps.
MILTON, Iowa, April 4. The post-
office here was entered early today and
the safe robbed of more than $1000.
The robbers are supposed to have come
to Milton on a handcar and left by the
same means. The Sheriff at Keosaqua
was notified and when he reached
Mount Sterling arrested a stranger
who had Just bight a ticket to Moul
ton. The strangeil Was taken into the
ticket office and searched. He had $300
and $1000 In stamps on his person.
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 52
decree; minimum, 4tf decree
TODAY'S Shower: south to west winds.
London editor welcomes new diplomatic era
in appointment of Ambassador. , Page 2.
Reven yef ul sn f f rapet tea use torch and ex
plosives. Pace 1.
Oregon Democrat who registered In R-
puniican promanei win gei no reutmi
unices. aaa l.
Japan formally protests apafnst California's
proposed anti-alien legislation. fage i.
Hou Progressives hold caucus, with Laf-
fe-rty present. Page JS.
Pacific TVa!t jLeajrue result Portland 4,
tSan Francisco 3; Oakland (1. Sacramento
3 Inning.; Los Angeles 11. Venice
JU. face S.
Armory Athletic Club to make its debut
with high-class boxing programme to
n-gnu pace a.
Ethel Roosevelt married to Dr. Richard
Derby. Page 8.
Flood danger increases hourly at Cairo, 111,
Page 3. .
Insurance promoters found guilty of frauds.
Mob called out in twine workers' strike In
Auburn, IS'. Y. Pago 2.
Commercial and Marine.
Northwestern grain markets do not respond
to foreign firmness. Page la.
Wbent advances at Chicago on higher ca
hies. Page 15.
Wall street stocks sell at best prices ot
year, page K.
Portland and Vicinity.
Mayor and mutual 1st worker address civic
progress circles. Page lO.
Referendum will be called on University of
Oregon appropriations. Page 5.
Executive committee of Commercial Club
plans exploitation campaign. Page 1.
Eligible voters In city now o2,41t. Pago 1.
Several automobile accidents occur In IS
hour period. Page 14.
Flood sufferers In desperate need still ap
peal to Oregon, page 3.
TerrHHiger boulevard paving bids are held
up. page 11.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 11.
PHONE GIRLS MAY STRIKE
Operators In Boston Vote to Break
Off Negotiations With Company.
BOSTON. April 4. A strike of the
:00 telephone operators of the New
England Telephone to Telegraph Com
pany's Metropolitan system is threat
Members of the Boston Telephone
Operators' Union voted tonight to
break off negotiations with the com
pany In connection with the demands
for increased wages and a readjustment
A vote on the question of striking
was ordered taken Monday. Previous
Totes on the matter have been in favor
of a strike.
The operators' union officials say
that should the girls decide to stop
answering calls they would bo Joined
by the linemen, installers . and other
electrical workers In the district. Such
a strike would tie up 52 exchanges in
this city and l'.s suburb.
NUN PLEADS FOR BROTHER
Sister of Julian Hawthorne Seeks
Pardon From President.
WASHINGTON. April 4. Mother Al-
phonsa Haltrop. a Dominican superior
ess, a Catholic nun. went to the White
House today to askPresident Wilson
to pardon her brother, Julian Haw
thorne, under Federal prison sentence
of a year for fraud In connection with
the sale of mining stock.
Mother Alphonsa did not see the
President, but Secretary Tumulty
promised to put the case before him.
Hawthorne already is eligible for pa
role. NOW SEE WHO'S TALKING.
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TORCH IS APPLIED
Friends of Mrs. Pank
COUNTRY HOUSE DESTROYED
Empty Trains Dynamited, and
Two Girls Are Arrested.
INFERNAL MACHINE IS SE
Threats Are Made to B,urn Kailtra
Stations in Various Parts ot
Country and Authorities
LONDON, April 4. The suffragettes,
continuing their campaign of retalia
tion against the sentencing of Mrs. Era
mellne Pankhurst, their leader, to
term of imprisonment, -succeeded to
night in destroying another largo
country house by Are.
As In several previous cases of the
kind, the residence, which was situated
at Chorley Wood, BucklnghamBnire,
was unoccupied, but was being pre
pared for the reception of a tenant. The
owners of the building, a firm or con
tractors, estimated their loss at $12,600,
Suffragette Mottoes Fouad.
Cards bearing the inscription "Votes
for Women"' and other suffragette mot
toes were found on the grounds. No
arrests were made.
The police believe that some of the
criminal acts attributed to the suffra
gettes, principally attempts to destroy
railway property, were the work of
men engaged by the women.
These attempts within the last 24
hours have included the planting of In
flammables and explosives under a seat
in an empty train. The resulting ex
plosion splintered several cars.
Two Girls Arrested.
Two girls suspected ot being militant
suffragettes about to commit an out
rage were arrested today before dawn,
They carried bags containing paraffine,
paper saturated with oil, candles and
matches. In each of the bags was a
paper bearing the scrawl:
Beware how you treat Mrs. Pank
There was also an attempt during
the night to blow up Oxted Station In
Surrey, on the London, Brighton &
South Coast Railway, but the damage
caused by the explosion was inconsid
erable. A traveling basket, found in
lavatory, contained an elaborately
devised Infernal machine set to go oft
at 3 A. M., and exploded a charge of gun
powder and several cans ot gasoline.
Apparently the gunpowder exploded
without igniting the gasoline. A re
volver. which apparently had been
(Concluded on Paso 3.)
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ELIGIBLE VOTERS IN
CITY NOW 62,419
NUMBER QUALIFIED AT NOVEM
BER ELECTION 45,5 7 5.
New Registration Since February 1 5
Is 14,844, of Which 13,953 Are
WomenBali Moose Claim 1401.
There are now 62.419 men and women,
residents of the City of Portland, reg
istered at the Courthouse and thus
eligible to participate in the municipal
election, in June, and to participate in
deciding the fate of the commission
form of government charter at the pri
mary on May 3.
Those affiliated with the Republican,
Democratic and Progressive parties will
nominate candidates for the various
municipal offices at the primary. The
othar parties Prohibitionist, Socialist
and Independent, are not primary par
ties under the law.
The new registration since the books
opened, February 15, and women first
started to sign the rolls is 14,844. Of
these 13,953 are women and 1S91 are
men. These figures include up to
closing time Thursday night. They are
divided Into parties as follows: Re
publicans, 8694; Democrats, 3544; Pro
gressives, 1401; Prohibitionists, Bi9
Socialists. 274; Independents, 402.
The total city registration prior to
the November election was 47,575, di
vided into political parties as follows:
Republicans, 36.618; Democrats, 7696
Progressives, 525; Prohibitionists, 345
Socialists, 995; Independents, 1396. The
present total of 62.419 does not include
the country precincts of Multnomah
FATHER TRIES TO JAIL SON
Prosecutor's Office Then' Moves to
Keep Lad Ont of Prison.
The peculiar spectacle of a father
trying to send his son to the peniten
tiary and the District Attorney's office
interfering on the boy's behalf to have
lim from that fate was presented in
Circuit Judge Davis' court yesterday.
The case was against Delos H. Wat
son, aged 21, who was indicted by the
grand Jury last June, the witnesses
against him being his father, D. Har
ley Watson, a barber, of 1191 Everard
street, and his mother. The father
was in court yesterday when the young
man pleaded guilty.
'Here," interposed Deputy District
Attorney Maguire, "do you understand
that you are pleading; guilty to a fel
ony and are liable to be sent to the
Investigating further, Mr. Maguire
found that the crime charged against
the young man was the theft of eight
silver teaspoons from his parents. The
boy was not represented by counsel and
Mr. Maguire threw himself into the
"Do you mean to tell me that you
caused the indictment of your own boy
and would have sent the lad to the
penitentiary?" demanded Mr. Evans
of the elder Watson.
'Yes, I thought it was the only thing
to do. What would you have done?"
was the answer.
About a year ago young Watson was
discharged from the United States
Navy on account of defective eyesight.
He came back to Portland and took up
his residence with his parents. Some
of hi3 old shipmates came here on the
cruiser Maryland during the Rose Fes
tival, and, desiring to show them a
good time, he pawned the spoons.
LION PEDICURES CUT PRICE
Circus 3lan Would Perform Opera
tion on Nero for $50.
Strong competition among lion
tamers of Portland is rapidly pulling
down the size of bids for the contract
to trim the toenails of Nero, the City
Park lion. The market value of the
service dropped yesterday from $10
The first announcement by Park Su
perintendent Mische that the toenail
operation is necessary brought half a
dozen bids of ? 150 for the Job. The price
next dropped to $100, which was bid
by Ben Seigman, a sailor. Testerday
R. A. Mercer, of 41 Union avenue, put
In a bid of $99. which was low up to
noon, when Alfred Segfrit, who says
he is a former circus man, presented a
bid of i50. Superintendent Mische
says he is going to let the proposition
rest, in hope of getting the price down
even lower. So far there have been
about 20 applicants for the Job.
WIFE TO PAY NO ALIMONY
Woman, Tired of Supporting Hus
band, Is Rid of Bnrden.
NEW TORK, April 4. Mrs. May E.
Thorpe, buyer In a department store.
Is rejoicing today because she will not
have to pay alimony to her husband.
Supreme Court Justice Greenbaum
granted her petition for a decree of
separation and asked her how much
alimony she wanted.
I don't think I ought to pay any,"
she replied. "Can't you put a provision
in the decree to keep my husband from
demanding money of me? I have been
supporting him for so long I've gotten
tired of it, and I want to be rid of it,"
Justice Greenbaum promised to word
the decree as she wished.
W0 BROTHERS MURDERED
Assassins Shoot Youths After They
Had Quarreled on Road.
HUNTINGTON. W. Va.. April 4.
George and Beckley Griffin, brothers,
each less than 20 years old, were shot
to death in a public road near Wil
liamson, W. Va., today. Their assas
The Griffin brothers had engaged
in a quarrel previous to the shooting.
posse is searching the mountains
for the fugitives.
Estimate of Expense
. Is $150,000.
RURAL DEVELOPMENT IS AIM
Commercial Club Committee
Active for Nine Years.
CHAPMAN MAKES REPORT
Operations of Past Reviewed and
Preparation Bcinjt Made to Cure
for European Immigrants Ex
pected With Canal Opening.
Plans for continuation of the state
wide promotion work, on a scale even
greater than in the past, which call
for the expenditure of $150,000 in the
next, three years and the development
of fields of promotion work that have
been hitherto touched only lightly
were laid at a meeting of the executive
committee of the Portland Commercial
Club in the green-room of the club
yesterday for the purpose of organiz
ing for the coming year's work.
G. F. Johnson was unanimously re
elected chairman of the committee and
Theodore B. Wilcox was elected chair
man of a special committee of finance
which will consist of five members.
Mr. Johnson will appoint this commit
Co-operation With State Urged.
Foreign immigration and the need
of attracting to Oregon people of tho
right type Irom Europe, who will set
tle upon the soil and help in upbuild
ing the state, was emphasized by Mr.
Wilcox. Referring to the appropria
tion of $25,000 made by the state to
be used in Immigration promotion and
largely in attraction of proper foreign
immigration to Oregon, Mr. . Wilcox
urged that tho promotion department
of tlio Portland Commercial Club
should co-operate with the state and
sl ouli supplement its work. He de
clared that, if this were to be done, he
would willingly, if necessary, double
his contribution to the funds which the
Commercial Club Is to raise for the
Optimism and recognition of the im
portance of well-systematized promo
tion work was expressed by every
member of the committee.
Country Growth Desired.
The policy of the committee," said
Mr. Johnson yesterday after the meet
ing, "is as it has been during the past
several years, a. policy of activity alonr
lines of statewide development, seek
ing to upbuild the country rather than
the City of Portland, as upbuilding ot
this territory means automatically a
corresponding growth in Portland.
Portland has always presented her
self to me as a city of opportunities
unequalled in the West and of oppor
tunities that will not diminish, but
unfold and increase with the growth
of the great empire that lies tribu
tary. The settlement of Oregon lands
with people who will bring them to
their best state of efficient productive
ness means a widespread condition of
prosperity that will steadily grow
C. C. Chapman Files Report.
Those who were present at the meet
ing of the executive committee yester
day were: G. F. Johnson, T. B. Wilcox,
H. L. Pittock, C. C. Chapman, E. L.
Thompson. Edgar B. Piper, C. S. Jack
son, G. W. Talbott, A. L. Mills, W. E.
Coman, Tom Richardson and B. S.
C. C. Chapman, manager of the pro
motion bureau, filed with the chairman
ct the committee a report of the activl.
ties of the past year, with recommends,
tions for the coming years. Emphasis
was laid in this report upon the need
of greater agricultural development.
Hope ot Manufacturing Seen.
"The principal need of the Oregon
country is a larger productive popula
tion to help bear the burdens of devel
opment in the Pacific Northwest," said
Mr. Chapman in his report. "This coun
try is sparsely populated and yet Is es
tablishing and supporting educational
and other public institutions, building
good roads, paying for city Improve
ments and creating manufacturing in
dustries on a scale and of a character
commensurate with the desires and
needs of the spirited people who have
come here to live.
"With a greater agricultural popula
tion utilizing our vast natural re
sources, and annually creating hun
dreds of millions of dollars more wealth
than now is produced, there will be
such an enhancement of taxable values
and such a flourishing condition of gen
eral business that fondest hopes may
be realized In the development of our
manufactures, our transportation fa
cilities, our latent power and mineral
resources, and the improvement of liv
ing conditions for rural and city popu
lation. Need ot Co-operation Emphasized.
"It is only through a commercial or
ganization such as the committee of
which you are the head, working co
ordinately with the Commercial Club
itself, the Oregon Development League,
the State Immigration Commission and
affiliated development bodies of our
neighboring states of Washington and
Idaho, that this vast work can be han
dled. No other body of men has had
either the ambition, the experience or
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