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VOL. LIII NO. 16,346.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY.
STANDARD OIL SUED
Texas Alleges Violation
PENALTY NOT DAMAGE ASKED
"Trust" Still Exists State's Al
legations in- Complaint.
JOHN D. SERVED ON LINKS
Failure or Arrhbold to Product Cor
tain Book and Tcstiry May He
unit in Seizure and Sale of
NEW TORK. April 14. With the
sirring of a subpena on John D. Arch
hold today It waa learned that the
Stat of Texas haa begun a ault against
Standard Oil interest to recover ap
proximately 1100.000.000 for alleged
violation of the anti-trust statutes of
Substance of the alienations of the
Attorney-General of Texts la that the
Standard Oil companies of New York.
New Jersey. Kentucky. Ohio and Indi
ana practically are under one control.
In short. It Is set forth that the "Stand
ard, Oil trust" still exists and operates
the Magnolia, retroleura Company as
Ita Texas branch.
Offlena Are Served.
Mr. Arch bold, who Is president of the
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey,
was served by Richard G. Maury,
Criminal District Attorney of Houston,
Tex., with a speclsl commission from
the Attorney-Orneral of his state to
resch non-resident defendanta In the
suit. Mr. Maury has been here a week.
It was learned today that he served
John I. Rockefeller on the Lakewood
a-olf links and H. C. Folder. Jr.. presi
dent of the Standard Oil Company of!
New York: Samuel O. Borne, president
of the Seaboard National Bank: How
ard Bayns vice-president of the Co
lumbia Knickerbocker Trust Company:
Charles W. Karknes and Lewis Cass
Hooka t Br Draiadri.
These and other defendants. Includ
Ins the Corslclans Petroleum Company.
a branch of the Magnolia Petroleum
Company, are sued in amounts ranging
from IS.150.000 to ISOO.OOO. Mr. Rocke
feller, Mr. Archbold. the Standard Oil
Companlea of New York and New Jer
sey and the Corslcana concern are
imnnc the defendants in actions for
the first named amount.
The suit Is declared to be the out
come of disclosures made at the hear
ings on the Waters-Pierce Oil Company
litigation In tbls city a few months
sgo. The action Is not for damages.
but for penalties for alleged Infringe
ment of Texas laws.
Mr. Maury ssld today that Messrs
Archbold and Folger would be directed
to produce certain books and papers
and to testify. In default of which the
Magnolia concern's Interests would be
sold for the benefit of the state.
CARL HAGENBECK IS DEAD
Noted Animal Collector Succumb at
HVSfUCRO. April 15. Carl llapen
beck, the animal collector and senior
partner of the Handels menarerle and
Tlerpark at Stelllngxon. near Hamburg,
died here today.
Carl Hugenbeck w born In 1S44.
His father, who had commenced the
animal business In 144 with a few-
seals and a Polar bear, brought to
Hamburg by a whaler, transferred the
business to Mm when he wa 21 years
of age. In 175 he begun to exhibit
a collection of the representative anl
mals of many countries, accompanied
ty troupea of natives throughout
K.urope. The French government In
tsui awarded him the diploma of the
A-ademy. Several sovereigns bestowed
deroratlons on him.
ROALD AMUNDSEN IS LOST
Chamber of Commerce of Spokane
Walt in Vain Tor Explorer.
SPOKANE. Wash.. April 14. (Spe
cial.) Loet In Spokane. Captain Roald
Amundsen, discoverer of the southern
extremity of the earth.
In sller.ee ISO members of the Cham
ber of Commerce, who lunched at the
Hall of the Doges today In anticipation
of meeting Captain Amundsen, listened
to the apo:ogetlc announcement at 1
o'clock that the committee had failed
to locate the guest of honor.
Although the Invitation of the mem
bership club had been formally ac
cepted by the Antarctic explorer, as
surance was given the committee this
morning by his manager that he
would be present at It o'clock. Captain
Amundsen did net appear.
Freight Tartff.e Suspended.
OREGON I AN NEWS PUREAC. Wash
ington. April 14. The Interstate Com
merce Commission suspended until
April SO certain Items In the Oregon
Washington Railroad Navigation Com
pany tariff which propose to cancel the
through Joint rates now In effect In
Oregon. Washington and Idaho, routed
via Walluia, on the Northern Pacific
and Eastern connections to Chicago,
New 'ork and Boston.
PLAN TO 'GET EVEN'
MOVE TO HOLD VP wn.so:"s
Senator Townsend Would Make
Democrat Confirm Taft'a Nomi
nations of Qualified Men.
WASHINGTON. April U. A confer
ence of Republican Senators haa beei
called for tomorrow morning to con
sider nlans for retaliating on the Dem
ocrats for holding up more than 1200
Republican nominations in the last few
months of the Taft Administration.
Senator Townsend Is leading th
movement to fight President Wilson'
nominations, and Senators Root, Bur
ton. Jones. Kenyan. Llppltt and Colt
algned the call for the conference
Indications tonight were that dlf
rarenoea of opinion are likely to d
velop tomorrow. Senators who signed
the call taking the position that i-resi
dent Taft made these nominations li
good faith without regard to political
evltrencies and maintain that they
should have been confirmed. Senator
Townsend Is willing to keep up the
battle until the Democrats concede
thev were mistaken and are willing to
confirm the Taft nomlnatlona where no
good reason for withholding approval
Some Senators predict that President
Wilson would not be greatly displeased
If Taft nominations were confirmed
where the. nominees' qualifications
were shown to be aufflclent.
Some of the Republican leaders, how
ever are likely to oppose the plan to
riirht the Wilson nominations. They
see little to be gained by this and are
of the opinion that they will nave
enough to do in other ways In com
batting Democratic policies.
VOYAGE MADE0N WAGER
Jenny Llnd'n Grandson Flips Coin
and Visits America in SUfjo Togs,
NEW YORK. April 14. (Special.)
Victor Maude, an English actor of
Irish descent, a son of Admiral Maude
of the English navy and a grandson on
the mother's side of Jenny Llnd. the
famous singer, waa an sTlvrjr' today on
the Atlantlo liner Mlnno-.polls from
Southampton. Maude had no idea of
oomlng to America, he said, until just
before the Minneapolis sailed. His
bosom friend. Captain A. R. Bertun.
commander of lolanda, remarked: "I
say, old chap, havo you ever been to
Maude, who had Just finished his per
formance at the Alhambra. and was
still in his stage clothes, said he had
not. but he'd "flip a aouverln. old top,"
to see whether he would go. Captain
Bertun waa going anyway. The sou
verln was flipped. American won, and
Jenny Llnd's grandson came over here
without stopping to change clothes.
MAIL LINE RUM0R DENIED
Coast Steamship Company Refutes
Talk or Sale t Hamburg Firm.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 14. A pub
lished rumor here today that the Ham
burg Steamship Company was perfect
ing through Kuhn. Loeb & Co, of New
York, plans to acquire the Pacific Mall
Line, waa met with the statement at
the offices of the Southern Pacific Com.
pany that such a deal was "most im
probable" and that nothing of It had
been heard. Prevloua rumors that the
Pacific Mall, which la a Southern Pa
rlrtc subsidiary, has been so'.d to this
or that purchaser have proved to be
Many shipping men believed today
that It would be difficult for the Pacific
Mall to find a purchaser until the un
certainty which still surrounds the
Government's attitude toward railroad
and foreign-owned ships which plan to
use the Panama Canal had been nnaDy
GRANGE UPHOLDS VARSITY
Douglas County Members Oppose
Referendum on Vnivcrslty Fund.
ROPEBt-RG. Or.. April 14. f Special.)
Declaring that the University of Ore
gon is an asset which cannot be meas
ured in dollars and cents a number of
Douglas County granges have passed
resolutions condemning the adDcates
of the proposed special election to In
voke the referendum on the Unfverslty
The latest Douglas County grange
openly to oppose the referendum elec
tion Is located at Glide and Is among
the strongest organizations of farmers
In Douglas county. Copies of the reso
lutions are being sent to the University
officials and to the grand officers oi
the State Grange.
LONDON DIRECT, IS ORDER
Xew Telegraph Instruments Now
Give Xon-Relay Service.
VANCOUVER. B. C. April 14 By the
Installing of newly-Invented telegraph
Instruments, operators in the Canadian
Paclfio Railway telegraph office here
yesterday were able to send messages
direct to London. Eng, without the
use of relays.
Formerly messages were handled
from here to Montreal, then relayed to
Hasel Hill. N. S.. sent by cable to W
tervllle. Eng.. and thence to London.
FRESNO VOTES FOR LIQUOR
Early Return Show City Goes Wet
by Two-to-One Majority.
FREPNO. OaL. April 14. Early re
turns show Fresno has gone wet by a
two-to-one majority, both drastic and
moderate antf-saloon ordinances being
Alva F. Snow apparently haa been re
POPE Ifl DREAM 15
TOLD HE WILL LIKE
Doctors Think Danger
Point Is Passed.
PONTIFF RALLIES AT CRISIS
Dead Sister, in Vision, Says
Work Is Not Yet Done.
TEMPERATURE IS NORMAL
Head of Vatican Takes Nourishment,
Sleep 9 Easily and Appears to Be
on Road to Recovery.
Nephew Joins Him.
ROME, April 16. (Tuesday, 2 A. M.)
The Pope has rallied In a wonderful
manner from the serious attack from
which he suffered Sunday. He appeared
to be on the point of death Sunday
night, but the physicians' report late
last night indicates that the danger
point, for the present at least, has been
Dr. Amid paid a visit to the sick
room shortly after midnight. Although
the Pope's temperature' has Increased
slightly, he found the general condl
tlon satisfactory. He administered a
heart stimulant, and shortly the Pope
went to sleep.
Temperature Is Normal.
Throughout the day the temperature
was normal, tho pulse remaining about
86 and the respiration 28. This Indi
cated a considerable amelioration in
the bronchial symptoms, which was
further shown by essier breathing and
freedom for long periods front cough
ing. In addition the Pope was able to tafle
some nourishment, and he showed much
Interest In what was happening about
him. When Profeesor Marchlafava al
lowed the Pontiff's nephew to enter the
room- ihfrre. waa an affecting acene. The
frail and aged Pontiff and the young
and robust priest embraced tenderly.
the latter being unable to restrain his
emotion at finding the Pope so changed
Physicians Are Optimistic.
Professor Marchlafava repeated to
night his assurancea that if prudence
were exercised the Pope would recover.
He declared that his examination of
the chest showed that the Inflammation,
which yesterday waa marked on the
left side, has been checked and was
diminishing, while the bronchial sounds
were less noticeable.
After his afternoon sleep It was ob
served that the Pontiff looked very
bright and happy. Although he was
advised not to talk, he insisted on ex
plaining how he had Just awakened
from a most wonderful dream.
He seemed, he said, to have returned
(Concluded on Page 2)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 5S
degrees; minimum, 40 degrees.
TODAY'S Showers; south to west winds.
Pope has vision of dead sister who tells
htm he will live. Page 1.
London police start wide search for missing
Tennessee man. Page d.
Two hundred thousand men Join strike in
Belgium. Page 1.
Mrs. Fmmallne Pankhurat reported to have
bad relapse. Fage a.
Democratic caucus relates to put cattle on
free list. Page 2.
Republfrans plan to "get even" on Wilson
appointments, page 1.
President TVilson makes address of welcome
to Daughters of American Revolution.
Representative Underwood is 111. Psge 3.
J. P. Morgan's body burled In family plot
at Hartford. Conn. Page 2.
Illinois vice commission learns of police
graft for protection In Chicago. Page 5.
Portland fans greet Beavers this afternoon
at 8:15. Page 7.
Bud Anderson nearly down to weight for
fight with Brown tonight. Fage 7.
Dates for wrestling championship meet in
Seattle changed. Page 7.
Thorough probe on Corvallls & Eastern Rail
road conditions started. Page 6.
Jacob Furth, aged Seattle banker, testifies
In own behalf. Pago 6.
J. N. Teal, speaking at Waterways Congress
in Pendleton, indorses free tolls at Pan
ama. Page 0.
Commercial and Marine.
Mohair men send protest to Wilson on
elimination of tariff. Page 18.
Sharp advance in bean prices, owing to poor
crop outlook. Page 17.
Chicago wheat market broken by favorable
weather map. Page 17.
Stock trade slow and tendency easier.
Widow of Edward O. Estes new phase enter
ing Hunt probe, starting today. Page 16.
Portland and Vicinity.
Coon singer and artist, cousins, to meet here
Saturday after separation of IS years.
Investigators' report emphasises 15 separate
deficiencies In Water Bureau. Page 10.
F. T. Griffith promises crosstown carllne on
East 61de. Page 11,
Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority to give dance
tomorrow night. Page 11.
C L. McKenna tiles for Democratic nomi
nation for Mayor. Page 16.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 32.
FALLIERES' DAUGHTER SUED
Son-ln-Law of France's ex-President
PARIS. April "IT (Special.) The
Intranslgeant says that divorce pro
ceedings have been commenced by
Jean Lanes against his wife, who Is a
daughter of ex-President Fallleres.
The couple were married some five
years ago and have r-e child. The
proceedings were postponed until the
expiration of M. Fal ieres' term as
Mme. Lanes' dowry was $160,000 and
her husband received a well-paid job
as departmental paymaster. The In
translgeant asks if It Is customary to
return the dowry under such circum
stances and whether It involves a res
ignation of the husband's position.
CHIEF RABBI IS CHOSEN
Dr. Joseph H. Hertz, of Xew York,
Is Xnmed Tor British Empire.
LONDON, April 14 Dr. Joseph H.
Hertz, of New York, was Installed as
chief rabbi of the British Empire in
the great synagogue here today. All
the members of the Jewish clergy of
the United Kingdom were present.
His lnauguran sermon dealt with the
present period as "the age of doubt and
THERE'LL BE SOMETHING DOING
1 ..... .SI S.SSSSSSS--T--
GET LEFT AS
CLERKS THROW UP HANDS
Great Crowd Outside Puts Box
Office Lines to Shame.
3000 LAST DAY'S TOLL
Women and Men Herded to Books in
Autos and on Foot as Final Hour
Approaches Petition Haw
kers Stage Sideshow.
Stormed incessantly, for hour after
hour from the opening of the registra
tion office at S o'clock yesterday morn
ing, by a steadily Increasing throng of
"eleventh hour" men and women. Chief
Deputy Clerk Helde and his assistants
at 10 o'clock last night, when they
finished, the card cf the ultimate voter
and ciscovered that the line which had
moved before them unceasingly all day
long had at last melted away, threw up
their hands among the litter of worn
pens and scattered fragments of cards
and papers and the stacks of precinct
maps and registry books,. and tnankeo
their stars that the Beige of the last
day was over.
Then, with hands that were weary
from writing of cards and turning of
books end precinct maps, they sat
down to pass two or three more hours
sorting out and filing the stacks or
registration cards which representee
the accumulated results of the biggest
day of all, for It was estimated that
approximately 3000 voters passeo.
throug the hands of the registry
clerks between 8 o'clock yesterday
morning and 10 o'clock last night.
Rush Continues! All Day.
From the very beginning- of the day
It had been a prolonged and increasing
rush of men and women principally
the latter to the rigistratlon office.
tt was a rush that kept Mr. Heide's
corps of clerks, even though augmented
by every assistant that could be drawn
from the offices of the County Clerk
upstah-s. working furiously every min
uate. and there waa no slackening in
the task until the very last minutes of
At 7 o'clock last night the street at
the Fifth-street entrance of the Court
house was full of automobiles bring
tag their loads of voters to register.
and In tho hall inside there were two
waiting lines that would have put to
shame the longest line that ever faced
a theater boxoffice, even for the most
nonular show that ver opened in
Mostly women they were. The West
Side and the East Side registration
(Concluded on Page 10.)
3 COLLEGE MEN IN
WORD OF PLIGHT SMXGGLKD
Minnesota Graduates Captured by
Baudits,Escape and Are Retaken
by Federal Troops.
MINNEAPOLIS, April 14. Three for
mer Minneapolis men. graduates of the
University of Minnesota, are held pris
oners by federal troops in Lower Cali
fornia as prisoners of war. according
to a letter received here today by Nor
man R. Roberts. They are Arthur R.
Barke. Harold L. Downing and Ralph
Clawson. The letter was written by
Downing and smuggled through the
The three men were engaged in busi
ness in San Diego, Cal., and while Claw
son was on a business trip in Mexico
two months ago he was captured by
bandits. He succeeded in getting word
of his plight to his friends In San
Diego, and they set out to secure his
release. They say they accomplished
this by bribery. Later they were cap
tured by federals and held on a charge
of stealing a horse. They escaped but
Barke was shot in the thigh by a Mex
lean soldier and they were recaptured
and taken to the fort at Endlardo,
where they were kept for nearly
month. They escaped and started for
Sonora, but after wandering through
the mountains for five days, came to
Guadalupe, where they obtained pass
But In the meantime the government
had changed and the passports were
worthless. They then were recaptured
and when the letter was written they
were held at Real Castillo, about 40
miles from the line.
The captured men are members
the Phi Gamma Delta, fraternity.
POSTOFFICE PLAN OPPOSED
Architectural Association Wants
Building- to Front on Park Block.
That the main entrance to Portland's
new postoffice should be on Park street,
stead of Broadway, as recommended by
a committee of Commercial Club offi
cials, business men and newspaper men
is the contention of the executive com
mittee of the Portland Chapter of the
American Institute of Architects. Ac
tion was taken by this body yesterday
when the following" telegram, signed
by Edgar M. Lazarus, president of the
chapter, was sent to Oscar Wendroth,
supervising- architect of the Treasury
Department at Washington:
The attention of the Portland Chapter of
the American Institute of Architects has
been called to a telegram sent by local pub
lic bodies to ex -Senator Bourne, advocating
the placing of the main entrance of tho new
Postoffice buildlne on Seventh street or
Broadway. This chapter strongly advocates
that the mam facade face the Park blocks,
the main arterial thoroughfare of the Ben
nett civic Improvement plana
Similar telegrams were sent to Sena
tor Chamberlain and Ex-Senator
WOMAN SPECIAL EXAMINER
Hearings of "Innocent Purchaser"
Cases Resumed in Court.
With Miss Vivian Flexner as special
examiner and Glenn E. Husted. special
assistant to the Attorney-General, in
charge of the Government's side of the
cases, hearings in the "Innocent pur
chaser" cases in connection with the
suit of the United States to recover
title to the Oregon & California Rail
road Company land grant were re
sumed yesterday morning. More than
20 cases will be tafien up.
Yesterday's hearing concerned 30,-
000 acres in Coos and Douglas coun
ties, purchased, it is argued, by C. A.
Smith individually and by the C. A.
Smith Lumber Company, with the un
derstanding that the railroad company
had a right to sell the land. G. a
Arnold, of San Francisco, and A. C
Shaw, of Portland, are representing the
"SOLDIERS ROLL" IN PERIL
Republican Senators Oppose Demo
tions and Cut in Salaries.
WASHINGTON", April 14. Thirty-
three veterans of the Union Army in
the Civil War, who compose the "Old
soldiers' roll" of the Senate, are in
danger of demotion and reduction of
Salary, and Republican Senators are
up in arms.
Under resolution of the Senate these
old soldiers are "to continue In their
positions until cause for their removal
shall have been reported and approved
by the Senate and their removal dl-
reoted," and Republicans assert that
changes made in the roll violate this
Senator Smoot will call the matter
to the attention of the Senate tomor
row and a lively fight is expected to
The old soldiers hold many important
positions connected with the Senate.
87 "WORKERS" ARRESTED
Denver Police Chief Says All Will
Stay In Jail, Despite Sanitation.
DENVER, April 14. Eighty-seven In
dustrial Workers of the World were ar
rested in the outskirts of this city to
night by the police department. The
city and county penal institutions are
overcrowded with them. Chief of Po
lice O'Neill declared tonight that the
entire "army" of Industrial Workers
would be held in Jail, no matter what
the sanitary conditions might become.
SALT LAKE CITY. April 14. A few
hours after an "army" of 48 Industrial
Workers of the World left . here for
Denver today a second "army" number
ing 30 arrived here and will leave for
Colorado Tuesday night. It was re
ported here tonight that a third "army."
350 strong, would arrive here Tuesday.
200,000 MEN JOIn
STRIKE IN BELGIUM
Clerical Press Calls
NUMBER IS GROWING HOURLY
Few Acts of Sabotage Are Re
ported in Kingdom.
TRADE IN CITY PARALYZED
Gas, Electric, Street-Cleaning Sctt
ices, Streetcars and Railroads at
Brussels Continue In Opera
tion as Usual.
BRUSSELS, April 14. The grout
strike of workingmen In Belgium to
force the government to grant man
hood suffrage began quietly today, and
at nightfall It was estimated that 200..
000 men throughout the country had
quit work. This number is at least
100,000 short of the Socialist predic
tions, and the clerical press is begin
ning to call the movement "a pltlabl
Nevertheless, the strike has shown
greater strength than was expected by
impartial observers, and because of the
fact that the numbers increased as the
day advanced, tt is believed generally
the strikers will be reinforced by sev
eral thousand tomorrow.
Trade Is at Standstill.
The. strike thus far has been un
marked by disturbances or any special '
Inconveniences to the general public.
The gas, electric and street cleaning
services and the streetcars and rail
roads are in operation as usual, but
Brussels merchants say trade Is at a
standstill. The city is full of children
of the provincial strikers who are being
cared for by the families of Liberals.
The only act of "sabotage" occurred
in a suburb where three big machines
In a leather factory were damaged.
Brussels .is not an industrial center.
There are about 50.000 workmen here,
of whom less than 20,000 are out.
Strikers at Charlerot Arrexfed.
Twenty strikers were arrested at
Charleroi today for interfering with
workers. The total number on strlko
there is 60,000 out of 79,000 employed
in the various trades.
The comparatively small number of
strikers at Antwerp Is explained by the
fact that the steamship companies have
been diverting so much business from
this port in anticipation of trouble thut
there is little work to do. It is expect,
ed that the number of strikers will be
augmented tomorrow, although the
clerical workmen's unions are striving
hard to break the strike by offering a
bonus of two francs daily to every mau
working after the first week.
The forces of the strikers at Ghent
were increased this afternoon and at
nightfall there were 9150 on strike out
MINISTER WANTS HOLIDAY
Dr. Young's Motion to Change Date
of Weekly Meeting Defeated.
Dr. C. E. Cllne defeated a resolution
yesterday offered by Dr. Benjamin
Young that a committee or three pe
appointed to meet and decide upon a
day. other than Monday, for the weekly
meeting of the Portland Methodist Min
isters' Association. Dr. Young argued
that ministers need Monday for a day
of recreation after their work on the
"The Challenge or the tann was
the subject of a paper read by Rev. J.
A. Martin, secretary of the Trl-Stato
Sunday School Union. In which he de
clared that the closing of country
churches meant the desertion of farm.
Dr. D. A. Waters, financial agent ut
the Kimball School of Theology, who
is making an effort to raise an endow
ment fund for the Institution, made a
plea in its behalf.
DICE LEADS TO LIFE TERM
Ex-Convict Makes Throw to Deter
mine as to Plea.
NEW YORK, April 14. A throw of
the dice today sent William Rooney to
prison for the rest of his life unless
he succeeds in getting a parole from
the Board of Pardons. It was the pos
sibility of this parole that left Rooney
undecided between a lite sentence and
one of 10 years with, no possibility of
He was arrested for burglary and
adjudged an habitual criminal, and the
court gave him his choice of pleading
as a second offender and taking the
10-year sentence or as a fourth offend
er and receiving a life sentence with
a possibility of a parole. After delib
erating the problem, for two weeks.
Rooney left the decision to the good
dess of chance.
J. H. LEWISJTO TAKE OATH
For First Time Since Iorimer's Un
seating Illinois' Seats Fall.
CHICAGO, April 14. Colonel J. Ham
ilton Lewis, United States Senator
elect, left for Washington today to
take the oath of his new office.
His presence in the upper House of
the National Legislature will give the
state its first full representation there
since, the unseating of William Lori-mer."'