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VOL. LIII-XO.lG.344. PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 1913. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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JAPANESE ISSUE IS
WILSON USING PERSUASION
Construction of Treaty With
Asiatic Nation Involved.
OPTIMISTIC VIEW TAKEN
Prr-stArnt Admits American Citizens
Cannot Own Land In Japan.
Ambassador for Mikado In
WASHINGTON. April 11. President
Wilson expressed today the hope that
the pending legislation In California by
which aliens ineligible to American
cltlsenshlp would be prohibited from
owning land would not prove objec
tionable to Japan. He realises that
Japan la Inclined to view such legis
lation a a contradiction of the spirit
of her treaty with the United State
While officially unable to interfere in
the situation, he expressed confidence
that the California Legislature, cog
nizant of possible International diffi
culties, would enact a law that would
prove acceptable to Japan.
The President talked Informally
about the question In his seml-weeKly
conference with the newspapermen. In
dicating the delicate points Involved.
While the present treaty with Japan
stipulate that cltlsens of each coun
try, while traveling In the other, shall
have a right to own houses and facto
ries and shops and to lease land. It
rays nothing about the right to own
Jaaaa Bars Aaaeriraa Owaera.
On the other hand, though the old
laws of Japan against foreign owner
ship of land have been abrogated, the
Imperial edict necessary to put In force
newly enacted laws has not been. Is
sued, so that American citizens cannot
own land In Japan.
While the Administration does not
construe the treaty as giving Japanese
specifically the right to own land. It
feels that the agreement does guaran
tee that Japan shall be treated on the
basis of most favored nation citizens
under the same clause as Is contained
In many American treaties with other
Federal Cmrannt Helpless.
The President said that while these
points had been discussed, the difficul
ties really proceeded from the domestic
constitutional arrangements In the
United States. He declared that while
nobody for a moment could challenge
the constitutional right of California
to pass such land lam-s as she pleased.
Insofar as the Federal Government had
gone beyond Its powers or domestlo au
thority In making a treaty. 'just ao far
wss It liable to damages, but It really
vii helpless In the situation.
The President explslned that the
Japanese Ambassador had acted "In a
most proper snd delightful" manner,
treating the United States as a friend
to Japan, who would wish to see the
4U-eaent relations prevailing. The Jap
anese Ambassador understood the prin
ciple cf states' rights ss applied In the
United States, but asked that the Fed
eral Government look Into the legis
lation to see If anything: could be done
to make it acceptable to his country.
; t (flees Used.
Mr. Wlljon declared that with this
spirit the Federal Government had en
deavored Informally to use Its good of
fices to secure an amicable adjustment
f the question.
Reassuring wonl trat the California
legislature would so frame Its laws so
as to save the Federal Government
from any diplomatic embarrassments
has come Indirectly to the National
capital and the Administration does not
believe It Is likely to be confronted
with any serious situation.
LIGHTING BIDS TO BE ASKED
For 11r. Time City Will Advertise
tor Price on Service.
The City Executive Poard yesterday
Instructed City Auditor Barbur to ad
vertise at once for bids for the light
ing of the rtreets :nd rubllc buildings
of PorUsnd during the r.cxt three, or
five years. Two separate bids will be
asked for. ere for a three-year con
tract and another for a five-year on
trurt. The contract wri commence
This Is the first time llghtlnc bids
have been advertised for since the
Northwestern Electric Company en
tered the field. That company is ex
pected to place a bid In opposition to
the Portland Railway. Light Power
Company, which Is furnishing light at
CLEARINGS MAKE RECORD
Bank Figures $646,401 Higher Than
for Any Day Previous. .
All dailly records of the Portland
Clearing-house were shattered yester
day w:th a total of t.2S... The
best former mark was reached March
17, mhrn clearances aggregated 1J.
"ST.l'I'S. On April 4, 1912. clearings
. Yesterday's totals exceeded the best
former record by ts4t.401.71.
SORORITIES AT "IT
QUALIFICATION" RULE HALTS
Successful Completion of One Sem
ester of Col lege Work Necessary
to Initiation in Future.
UNIVERPITT OP OREGON. Eugene,
Or, April 1L (Special.) Women at
the University of Oregon will here
after not be Initiated Into sororities
until they have successfully completed
one semester of college work, as the
result of action taken at a meeting of
the Pan-Hjllenlc Associstlon last night.
The rule passed fixes a minimum quali
fication for "membership of nine hours,
this being the total required by the
university from each student for a sin
Heretofore the sororities have Initiat
ed their pledges without regard to
their scholastic records. The only re
striction has been the agreement among
the members of the Pan-Hellenic Asso
ciation that no woman shall be pledged
until the first Saturday after the open
ing of the college year. Among the
fraternities there Is no rule governing
either pledging or Initiating.
The Pan-Hellenic Asoclatlon is com
posed of the five National sororities at
the university. In the new rule Is seen
the beginning of a movement to regu
late premature pledging and Initiat
ing by men's and women's societies.
Miss Ruth G jppy. dean of women at
the university, whose recommendation
was responsible for the new rule, said j
"The rule was passed to Improve
scholarship among the sorority women.
particularly among freshmen. It will
have the effect of checking any over
emphasis of the social side of college to
the detriment of stiidles."
WATER PROJECT STUDIED
Secretary Lane Believed to Favor
West Umatilla Extension.
OREGON! AX NEWS BUREAU. Wash
Ington. April 11. Secretary Lane for
two hours this afternoon, discussed the
West Umatilla Irrigation project with
Senators Chamberlain and Lane. Repre
sentative Sinnott. W. C. Bristol, of
Portland, and Director Newell. Chief
Engineer Davis. E. Q. Hopson and O.
P. Morton, of the reclamation service.
The Oregon delegation and the of
ficials of the reclamation service both
made arguments in favor of the adop
tion of the project and disputed the
charge that the original project has
been unsuccessful. After listening to
the presentation of the case. Secretary
Lane said he would give the matter his
thorough attention, but did not inti
mate what his ultimate decision would
be. He seemed satisfied with the show
ing made by Director Newell as to the
original project, and Senator Chamber
lain came away feeling that the Secre
tary was more favorably inclined to the
West extension than at previous confer
ences. It Is expected there will be no further
conferences and that Secretary Lane
will base his decision upon the facts
and records now before him.
PACIFIC ORATOR WINNER
S. J. Grathwell Is First In Inter-Collegiate
EUGENE. Or, April 1L (Special.)
S. W. Grathwell. of Pacific University.
Forest Grove, was awarded first place
in the state oratorical contest held here
tonight by the Intercollegiate Prohibi
tion Association, winning over six other
contestants. His subject was, "College
Men in Relation to the Liquor Crista"
The Judges were unable to determine
the second position as between Jacob
Stooker. of Willamette University, who
spoke on "Our Social Obligation." and
Leslie Chert, of the Eugene Bible Uni
versity, whose theme was "The Rum
Octopus." Third position was awarded
to R. O. C-.ves. of Dallas College, on
his oration. "The Tottering Citadel."
There was a large number of stu
dents present from the different col
leges represented here to cheer their
speakers to victory.
YALE CLASS0F '53 MEETS
Four Veterans, 60 Years After Grad
uation. Hold Birthday Luncheon.
NEW YORK. April 11. (Special.)
After SO years, four veteran members
of Vale University, ail members of
the class of 'S3, surrounded by a score
of their associates, met ut luncheon
today at the Century Club. The oc
casion was the 80th birthday of Rev.
James Morris Whlton. Ph. D., who Is
a contributing editor to the Outlook
Those who were graduated from
Tale with Whiton and who were at
the luncheon were Andrew D. White,
formerly president of Cornell Univer
sity; Asa B. Woodward, of Norwalk,
Conn-, who at one time was a member
of the Massachusetts judiciary, and
Theodore Weston, an architect of this
3 DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER
Crowds, Mostly Women. Throng
Courthouse to 'Sign Books.
But three more days remain in which
to register for the primary nominating
election. May X.
The registration books will be closed
the night of April 14. Meanwhile, great
throngs of men and women, mostly the
latter, are crowding the Courthouse,
where the registration books are kept,
every day. Yesterday a large number
called and signed the books so as to
be able to cast their votes May and
June 2. 1
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BREAK CUES If!
CAUCUS Oil TARIFF
Shoe Machinery Now
Put on Free List.
BLOW IS MEANT FOR 'TRUST
Louisiana Members Agree On
Anti-Free Sugar Plans.
WOOD SCHEDULE TO STAND
Amendment to Put Posts, Poles and
Ties on Free List Is Voted Down.
Protests Against Rcduc
tlons Flood Senate.
WASHINGTON, April 11. Shoe ma
chinery, now taxed 45 per cent and on
Which reduction to 25 per cent was
proposed by the tariff revision bill, was
ordered transferred to tire free list to
day by the Democratic caucus of the
It was the first real break of the
Democrats from the ways and means
committee rates, though earlier In the
day the caucus had agreed to an amend,
ment offered by Representative Palmer,
of Pennsylvania, a member of the com.
mlttee and In charge of the metal
schedule, under which lead containing
less than 3 per cent zinc would be ad
mitted free of duty on the zinc con
tained in It
Thrust Aimed at Trail."
The shoe machinery amendment, pro
posed by Representative Borland, of
Missouri, and carried by a viva voce
vote without substantial opposition
from the members of the committee,
followed' a lively discussion In which
Representative Oglesby, of New York,
a new member, arraigned the so-called
shoe machinery "trust" and pointed to
the free list as an opportunity to let In
Another development of the day was
the agreement of the Louisiana member
on an anti-free sugar programme in the
caucus, with Representative Broussard
on guard to offer a series of amend
ments to the sugar schedule to repre
sent the sentiment of the Louisiana
cane sugar Interests and the beet sugar
Sugar IV III Brinjr Fight.
The sugar schedule will be taken up
tomorrow with an all-day fight in pros
pect. Representative Hardwick, of
Georgia, and others are insistent upon
Immediate free sugar. The Broussard
amendment will make the hundred
weight rate on 96 degree sugar from
Cuba $1.14 on passage of the bill, J1.056
on June 30. 191. and 97 2-10 cents on
June 30, 1919, Instead of $1,348 as under
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 6'
decrees: minimum. 50 degree.
TODAY'S Showers and cooler; .south to
Mexico almost without funds to continue
military operations. Page. 2.
Pope receives aged pilgrim bishops In aud
ience. Page 1.
Belgium faces loss of tSOO.OOO while strike
tontinuea. Page 1.
Servians abandon Montenegro to fight
powers alone. Page -.
J. P. Morgan's body lies In state amid his
oiivate art treasures. Page 3.
Woman candidate la Oakland says men pick
on her. Page 1.
Influence of certain downtown Chicago
hotels on downfall of young girls is
traced. Page 3.
Delicate questions involved in Issue wtlh
Japan. Page 1.
Chinese declaration of Independence given
- out In Washington. Page 2.
Democratic Senators offended by request not
to change tariff bill. Page S.
Secretary Daniels saya strong navy Is need
ed. Page 5.
Democratic House caucus puts shoe ma
chinery on free Hat. Page 1.
Pacific Coast League results: Oakland 3,
Portland 0: Los Angeles 6. Sacramento
4: ban Francisco 7. Venice 1. Pago 7.
Twenty-three teams to compete at Columbia
University Indoor meet today. Page T.
Plans for big baseball boosters parade be
ing made. Page 7.
Black giants and Colts clash at Recreation
Park .today. Page 6.
Colts defeat Aggies. 14 to 1. Page 0.
Telephone operator chief witness for day in
Furth trial. Page S.
Foes of University referendum move to out
line fight at meeting April 19. Page 6.
State University sororltes demand (scholar
ship records for members In future.
Commercial and Marine.
Good Oriental demand for flour In May and
June expected. Page 17.
Wheat lower at Chicago, with seeding In
Spring-crop states. Page 17.
Stock market depressed by large number of
new Issues. Page 17.
Attorney-General and State Engineer In
spect contested river frontage. Page 16.
Portland and Vicinity.
Philanthropic Loan Company ready for in
corporation, page 1.
Residents In flood districts describe horrors
In letters to Portland relatives. Page 8.
Portlands chance for Methodist conference
depends on auditorium. Page IS.
C w. Hodson. Executive Board member, at
tacks city's purchasing system. Page 10.
Number of colonists coming to Oregon sur
prises railroad men. Page 10.
John F. Logan cite obstacles to proposed
charter. Page lO.
WOMEN TO PLEAD FOR BOY
Southern Club to Seek Liberty for
Child Prisoned for Petty Theft.
CHICAGO. Aorll 1L The Southern
Woman's Club appointed a committee
today to appeal to the Georgia Legis
lature for the release of OUie Taylor,
a boy who, at the age of 10 years, they
say, was sentenced to 11 years in a
reformatory for the theft of a bottle of
pop, a sentence recently upheld by the
State Supreme Court.
Thev also will seek the repeal of
laws which provide such drastic pun
ishment of children s trivial offenses.
Willamette Resident Buried.
nrTr-n- PITT fir Anril 11. (Spe
cial.) The funeral of Mrs. Sarah J.
Fisher was held today at the family
t. i n'in-.,t. T at.. th.
resiaence in w ui.mti.Lc.
Mrs. Fisher was a pioneer resident of
Willamette anu nutnj hiwhuch mi
services to pay a last tribute to her
OLD WORLD GETS SMALLER EVERY
' ; 'vv "
BELGIUM IS FACING
Ef S LOSSES
Population Uneasy in
Expectation of Blow.
MANY INDUSTRIES TO SUFFER
Every Day of Strike Will Cost
$800,000 Is Estimate.
CALL ON BANKS IS HEAVY
Labor Centers Say Walkout Will Be
Complete Among Miners, Metal
workers, Quarrymen and Tex
tile Workers Others Halt.
BRUSSELS. April 11. Belgium
stands to lose tSOO.OOO every day the
general strike lasts If. as the Social
ists declare and hope, 50 per cent of
the Industrial laborers quit work next
Monday. This is the estimate made
The full realization of the tremend
ous economic blow impending is be
ginning to permeate all sections of the
Donulation and a feeling of great un
easiness prevails. The government
and local authorities axe completing
final preparations to meet emergencies
According to latest reports from la
bor centers, the walkout will be com
plete among miners, metal workers.
quarrymen and textile workers.
Glissworkm Join Strike.
Th decision of the p-lassworkers to
1oln the strike has produced something
like consternation. Every furnace
that Is permitted to die down must be
destroyed with dynamite ana reDunt
Thl would Involve a total cost of
There are 27 furnaces in Belgium
the window glass exportation from
which amounts to tl.000,000 a montn.
As to the blast furnaces, a majority
nt which will be allowed to cool off
their extinction will mean- a loss of
Dock workers Are Undecided.
The Antwerp dockworkers are caus
lnff the strike organizers some uneasl
ness. They appear to be hanging In
the balance as to whether they will
stop work, and desperate efforts are
being mode to obtain their admission
to the strike movement- A strike by
these men would be most Important
as it would bottle up the entire export
and import trade.
Rhenish Miners Asked to Help.
ESSEN. Germany. April 11. The lo
cal Social Democratic committee has
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LOAN SHARKS FACE
PHILAXTHROPIC COMPANY HAS
Incorporation Papers Ready for Fil
ing and Stock Is Safeguarded
From Improper Ownership.
Backed by some of the wealthiest
persons In the city, the movement for
the establishment of a remedial loan
company, to acquire, with philanthropic
motives, the field In which the loan
shark for years has been responsible
for heartache, crime, suicide and desti
tution. has reached the point where in
corporation papers are prepared for fil
ing with the Secretary of State today,
and within a few weeks it is expected
that the organization will be in full
In the past week agents of the Asso
ciated Charities and the Progressive
Business Men's League have been busy
interviewlng prospective incorporators.
They have met with great encourage
ment- The incorporation papers have
been duly signed and attested by the
Ben Selling, merchant; William Mac
Master, capitalist: C. F. Adams, presi
dent of the Security Savings & Trust
Company; Emery Olmstead, of the Port
land Trust Company; Edward Cooking
ham, of Ladd & Tilton Bank; R. S. How
ard, of Ladd & Tilton Bank; J. F. Car
roll, editor of The Evening Telegram:
J. F. Daly, president of the Title &
Trust Company; J. L. Hartman. of
Hartman & Thompson; Rodney L. Gil
san, attorney: R. L. Durham, of the
Merchants' National Bank; Wilfred P.
Jones, of the Merchants' National Bank;
Isaac D. Hunt, of Wood, Montague &
Hunt, attorneys: Elliott R. Corbett.
First National Bank: A. L. Mills, First
National Bank; L. Samuel, Oregon Life
Insurance Company; W. F. Ross, West
ern Merchants' Protective Association;
W. F. Hynes, General Electrlo Com
pany; C J. Wangerlen. attorney; Julius
L. Meier, of Meier & Frank Company;
Kingman Brewster, attorney; Charles
D. Mahaffie, attorney; W. M. Ladd,
banker; C. S. Jackson, of the Oregon
Journal; W. H. Daly, Councilman and
labor leader; W. F.- Geren, of The Ore
gonlan staff; W. R. Manning, secre
tary of the Associated Charities, and
Mrs. Sigmund Frank. ,
The incoporatlon articles call for
$100,000 capital In shares of $10. The
right is reserved for the company to
have first privilege upon shares which
are offered for sale, to prevent them
falling into the wrong hands.
POSTMISTRESS SURELY 18
Washington Woman's Affidavit
Proves She's That "at Least."
SPOKANE, Wash., April 11. (Spe
cial.) On the strength of affidavits
that she Is "at least 18 years old," Miss
Nellie B. Burke, of Mansfield, has man
aged to secure indorsement for the Job
of postmistress in the Douglas County
town, and the salary of illOO a year,
over the. heads of several aged and re
putable citizens who would like the,
All the petitions in the hands of Na
tional Committeeman John Pattlson
only go to show that the young woman
has managed to get away with the
prize without betraying the feminine
secret of her age, though confronted
with protests that she was really "only
a kid" from veterans in the rank of the
WOMAN TO FEED CLASSES
Innovation at Princeton Expected to
TRr-CETON. N. J.. April 11. (Spe-
rtnl 1 As a result of appointment to-
rfov of Miss Florence R. Corbett, of
New York City, as manager of the
Princeton University dining halls, wo
men will have charge of the feeding
nf 800 members of the freshmen and
sophomore classes here next year for
the first time in the nistory or me in
T the eanacity of manager. Miss
Corbett will have complete charge of
all branches of the "commons ana
will nersonallv superintend the buy
ing, culinary and general administra
tive departments. Her appointment
was made by the university autnoriues
in the hone of bettering the food serv
ice for the two lower classes.
ANVIL REPORTED WRECKED
Eugene Gets Message Vessel Meets
Disaster With "Crowd on Board."
tt-z-ltt-v'tp att-ii 11. A bulletin by
icrnrahneld from Florence, at
the mouth of the STuslaw River, to the
Register, says that the gasoline
schooner Anvil was wrecked today.
"with a crowd on board.
Th. Anvil has been running from
s.ninn to Portland and was the only
boat from Coquille River to ports
north. She is 116 feet long ana was
built at San Francisco la 1905. She
carries a crew of It men.
She recently made a trip to Rogue
Tt,.c with cnnniiea ftnd has freauently
crossed the small bars successfully.
QUINTUPLETS ALL HEALTHY
Mother of Five Writes That Doctor
Expects Infants to Live.
TTTTAiTA- N. Y April 11. A quintet
of infants was born recently to Mrs.
Charles Smith, of Danby. a few miles
south of here. - Mrs. Smith writes her
nephew, Rofbert Wafer, a prominent
Ithaca street railway official, that the
five are well and healthy and the phy
sician expects them to live.
It Is said that the birth of quintuplets
has been recorded in this country only
RECEIVED BY POPE
Warning of Doctors Is
RECOVERY IS PROGRESSIVE
Sisters Are Now Confident of
DAY PROVES WEARISOME
Deep Sleep Follows Customary Call
of Physicians at Xight Docu
ments Bearing Recent
ROME, April 11. Despite the Injunc
tions of his physicians and the remon
strances of his attendants. Pope Pius
received in audience to-day three bishops
who had headed a pilgrimage to Rome
to visit him and bestowed on them the
His Holiness, wearied by his efforts,
fell Into a deep sleep Immediately after
his physicians had made their custo
mary call tonisrht.
The meeting between the Pontiff and
the three aged bishops was pathetic.
As they entered the sick room they
threw themselves at the feet of the
Pope, who was sitting in his arm chair.
The Pope smiled, and, lifting his hands
above their heads, bestowed his bless
ing. This, he said, were Intended not
alone for the prelates but for all the
pilgrims who had Journeyed to Rome.
Bishops Deeply Affected.
The bishops, who had been warned to
make the audience as short as possible,
left the papal bedroom, their eyes brim,
ming with tears. The Tope's physi
cians were not present at the recep
tion. The recovery of the Pope from -his
relapse apparently Is progressing
rapidly. .. His lsters,. speaking today,
with the parish priest of Klcse, their
birthplace, said the condition of the
Pontiff now was so satisfactory that
it was possible he would be able to
receive some of the pilgrims from his
native region within a few days. They
declared it was the desire of their
brother to do so, but that his physi
cians were strongly opposed to his
doing so, as they wished their patient
to have immunity from excitement.
Cardinal Receives Pilgrims.
The pilgrims were received In the
Royal Hall this afternoon by Cardinal
Merry del Val, the papal secretary of
state, at the special request of Pope
Plus. It was a solemn function. The
cardinal addressed the visitors In the
name of the Pope and Imparted to them
the papal blessing. It was with much
regret, the cardinal said, that Pope Plus
personally was ' unable to see the
pilgrims, especially the Venetians
among them, wluom he greatly desired
The pilgrims, led by their arch
bishops, carried banners and wore tho
costumes peculiar to their localities.
They were presented to Cardinal Merry
del Val by the Archblshol of Chieti.
Sacrifices Are Understood.
Cardinal Merry del Val explained that
Pope Plus understood the sacrifices the
pilgrims had undergone In coming to
Rome and would have been extremely
happy to see them If It were possible.
"At this moment," the cardinal con
tinued, "he does not suffer so much
from the slight illness, which thank
heaven, is about to disappear, as he
suffers from being deprived of the con
solation of meeting you."
The cardinal told the pilgrims they
would not lose the spiritual advantages
of their visit to Rome, as the Holy
Father had Implored for them all the
blessings and mercy they might desire.
He concluded by saying that the pontiff
desired that a copy of his last allocu
tion regarding the liberty of the church
be given each pilgrim asa souvenir of
The first documents bearing the papal
signature since the relapse of the Pope
appeared today. They are decrees by
which Cardinals Pompill and Van Ros
sum are made members of the Con
gregation of the Holy Office.
SCANDAL BREWS IN PARIS
Banker Who Let Germany Gel
French Gold Forced to Resign.
PARIS. Anril 11. (Special.) A.
Rnitj-.er nn of the best-known linan-
ciers in France, has resigned from the
administrative board of the great
French bank, Soclete Generals. This
apparently unimportant fact, which Is
still generally unknown In Paris, is
believed to mask a mysterious financial
"scandal." It is also significant com
mentary on the thoroughness with
which France is guarding against a
possibility of war with Germany.
The resignation is connected some
how with the alleged recent liquida
tion by the large French bank of a
quantity of French government 3 per
cent bonds and the purchase with the
proceeds of a quantity of German short
time notes at nearly 6 per cent.
If this is true, it was a good stroke
of business from an American pdint of
view, but the French government 4a
said to have considered it an unpatrio
tic act, as it sent a large amount of
Frenck gold to Germany at a time when
an international crisis was pending.