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WILLIS L. MOORE
Veather Chief Sum
IRREGULARITY IS CHARGED
Campaign for Secretary of
Agriculture Too Active.
EMPLOYE ALSO SUSPENDED
Resignation of Head of Bureau Re
fused, With Statement That Con
duct lias Been Such as to
WASHINGTON. ApriJ 1 . Prof essor
Willis L. Moore, chief of the Weather
Bureau-since 1S9S and an appointee o(
the Cleveland Administration was sura
marily removed from office today by
His resignation recently had been
accepted to take effect July 31. but
after an Investigation of his alleged
efforts to become Secretary of Agricul
ture In the present Cabinet, grave
chargea of Irregularity were preferred
and the President withdrew his accept
ance of the resignation, dismissing
Professor Moore. Later he referred the
subject be Department of Justice
Charges Declared Crave.
Secretary Houston, of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, conferred with
the President before the removal of
Mr. Moore was announced. The Secre
tary then Issued the following state
ment: -Immediately after the resignation
of Professor Moore, of the Weather
Bureau, was submitted to the president
and accepted by him, charges were filed
with the Secretary of Agriculture by
responsible men within the service.
These . charges wera of . so grave a
nature that the Secretary of Agricul
ture called upon the Department of!
Justice for, an Investigation.
Kasplsy Is ).
-The Investigation still Is under way,
but the facts so far secured and UU1
before the President yesterday, were
sufficient to warrant him. In deciding to
withdraw his acceptance of Professor
Moore's resignation and remove him
summarily, which haa been done today.
"The fcretary also bss directed the
Secretary of Agriculture to suspend
Charles T. Burns, an employe of the
Weather Bureau, pending a further In
vestigation of his case and take such
disciplinary measures as he may deem
necessary with such other employes
of the Weather Bureau aa may have
been unduly active In authorising the
public service lor prlvste ends."
Campalxn Of fir Extensive
The letter to Secretary Houston, di
recting Mr. Moore's removal, was not
made public, but It was said at the
White House to charge such Irregulari
ties and misuse of powers as to require
the Immediate dismissal of the weather
bureau chief in the Interest of the pub
Vnofficlally It was said at the White
ti,,. that the camnalsrn to make Mr.
Moore Secretary of Agriculture has been
extensive; that members or congress in
various parts of tha country had been
canvassed and that a letter-writing
campaign had been conducted among
weather bureau employes.
Moere Previously Attacked.
Professor Moore has been a target for
attack in Congress. A few days ago a
resolution was Introduced calling on the
c...r,.t.Tr of Agriculture to advise Con
gress regarding tho weather bureau.
n-hat amount of the lump sum or salar
ies In the weather bureau was expended
hr nrnmotlon of weather bureau em
ployee last January and February and
the comparative figures tor tne pre
ceding four years.
ti.. resolution asked for information
ax to what Journeys were performed by
Charles T. Burns under official orders
.-.a nnt.r what instructions, between
July 1. mi. and February IS. ast. and
also called for data regarding circulars
nri Mhir matter printed at liovern
ment expense "and used by the chief
r i h -mh.r bnreau in bis campaign
for Secretary of Agriculture during the
last fiscal year."
lavvatlntlea Net Paraned.
The House committee on expenditures
in the Agricultural Department had
i.nnt an exhaustive Investigation in
to the weather bureau last year but
was prevented from making It on ac
count of the Wylie inquiry, ine loriaa
.v.rrlades case and other special mat
ters. Representative Moss, of Indiana,
...i nomocratie members of the com
mittee did take up spec Lai charges filed
against Professor Moore by James
Berry, a former employe of the weather
bureau, which related to misuse of the
The committee. Mr. Mosa said today,
never found enough in these charges to
nmi them for a further inquiry. It Is
nrnnoaed however, to conduct a thor
ough investigation of the bureau as
,w.n as the commute is organised
which probably will not be until the
regular session next winter.
iHl.lln laflaesee AUeaxed.
Professor Moore Issued a statement
tonight declaring that the same influ
ences that attempted to "disgrace and
remove Dr. Harvey W. Wiley" were
responsible for his removal and brand
ing as -Infamously false" any intlma-
lCrocluui ea rase 2)
ON TIE LIKE T. R.'S
PORTRAIT PAINTER SATS EF
FECT WAS SPOILED.
Green Scarf Worn at Sitting, but
Subject Insists on Blue Willi
White Polka Dots.
. CHICAGO. April 16. That ex-Gov-emor
Hadley. of Missouri, was so fussy
about the color of the necktie that was
to be painted on a portrait of him as
to harm the artlstlo value of the fin
ished painting was set forth In a depo
sition filed in the Circuit Court here
today on behalf of Samantha L. Hunt
ley, a portrait painter, of New York.
Miss Huntley Is suing Charles A. Houts,
of St Louis, chairman of a commit
tee which raised $2000 for a portrait
Miss Huntley avers the money is due
her, although the committee refused
to accept the work. She sets forth her
difficulties In executing her task, say
ing that Governor Hadley was almost
"impossible" asa subject. She offered
in evidence letters which she had writ
ten to Miss Anita Moore, secretary of
the citizens' committee, telling that
her subject appeared at one Bitting
wearing a green tie, but Insisted that It
appear In the portrait as blue with
white polka dots, so as to conform
with the tie which ex-President Roose
velt had worn when one of his por
traits was painted.
Miss, Huntley said she compromised
by making the tie blue but leaving out
PLAY CENSUS IS ORDERED
Xew Vorkers to Study What Recrea
tion People Prefer.
NEW YORK. April IS. (Special.) It
was announced today that a census will
be taken on Saturday of all the peo
ple of Manhattan engaged in any sort
of amusement between four and five
and 8:30 and 9:30 P. M in order to
learn definitely what use the people are
making of their recreation facilities.
ir. than 1000 men and women will
take this fTashllght of New York at
play under the direction of the depart
ment of recreation of the People'a In
The census will ' disprove, it Is
thought, the statement made by city
officials that people care less for muni
cipal recreation furnished by the city
h-m fn. fnmfnerclallaed amusements.
such as dancehalls, pool parlors and
WILSONS DINE CABINET
Recitations From Andersen's "Fairy
Tales" Are on Programme.
WASHINGTON. April IS. President
and Mrs. Wilson gave their first dinner
for the Cabinet tonignt at xne wni
i7,i u Realdes the members of the
Cabinet and their wives the guests
were Vice-Preaident and Mrs. Marshall.
Secretary and Mrs. Tumulty. Colonel
and Mrs. E. M. House and Cleveland H.
Dodge, of New York, and Dr. Carey T.
Grayson, naval aide at tne muiio
The. table decorations were ii-UJarney
roses and maiden hair ferns. . After the
dinner a short programme of music was
given by two Danish artists and there
were recitations from Hans Christian
Andersen's "Fairy Tales."
DR. M'GAW VISITS SOUTH
Christian Cltlsenshlp to Be Preached
In San Francisco.
Dr. James S. McGaw. National field
secretary of the Second World's Chris
tian rirlzenahln Conference, to be held
at Portland June 13 to July 6. will
leave Friday night tor ajiiorm-. i
farther promotion work for the con
ference in that. state
In San Francisco he will confer with
the ministerial association and educa
tors of the city, and from there will go
to Los Angeles, where a series of five
addresses are to be given. Pasadena,
Long Beach. Santa Barbara and Sacra
mento will be visited In the campaign
of two weeks.
En route he will stop at Medford.
On the return trip he will visit Eugene.
Albany and other Oregon towns.
DAYTON THANKS PORTLAND
Mayor Rushlight Receives Letter
Mayor Rushlight yesterday received
from J. H- Patterson, chairman of the
Dayton. X, relief committee, a letter
expressing the deepest gratitude for
the action of the people of Portland In
responding so nobly and promptly, with
supplies when the call was sent out.
following the recent flood.
Chairman Patterson expressed the
deepest gratitude of himself and for
every clttsen of Dayton. He also said
that, while the city is facing a dark
hour, the people there are looking for
ward with hope, and Intend to build up
a larger and better city on the ruins
of the old.
FOUNTAINS T0 AID CITY
Brownsville Women Also Offer
Prises lor Good Lawns.
BROWNSVILLE. Or, April (Spe
cial.) The Ladles' Civic Improvement
Club Is planning to place two public
drinking fountains In the city In the
They also have offered prizes for the
best-kept and neatest-appearing lawn
and street adjacent thereto. The prises
offered are IS for the best. S3 for the
next, and $J for the third.
They also have other work In view
which will materially benefit and beau
tify the city. . ,i
n : : i
TORNOW KILLS TWO
IN HUNTING 11
Young Trappers Fall
by Outlaw's Hand.
DEPUTY FLEES FOR HIS LIFE
Charles Lathrop and Louis
Blair Wild Man's Victims.
FUGITIVE FOUND IN CABIN
Old Man Opens Fire From Shack
as Members of Posse Advance on
Hiding Place Two Fall and
Third Runs After Shooting.
SHELTON, -Wash., April 16. John
To mow. the outlaw of the Wynootche
country for whom posses have .searched
the forests for nearly two years,
brought the number of deaths held
against Mm to six today when lie shot
and killed Louis Blair and Charles
Lathrop, two trappers of Shelton, who
had Joined Deputy Sheriff J. Qulmby,
of Chehalla County, In hunting the
v fired seven times at
Tornow and then fled without learning
whether the outlaw was wounded.
Lathrop and Blair, both of whom
were 35 years old and experienced
hunters and trappers, were persistent
hunters of Tornow, who Is wanted at
Montesano for the murder of his twin
nephews, John and Will Bauer, 19
years old. who were killed in the Fall
of 1911. and for the killing of Deputy
Sheriffs' Colin McKenzle- and A. V.
LeMore, who lost their lives a year ago
In pursuit of the outlaw.
. Several days ago Blair and Lathrop
Joined Qulmby and took up a trail
that gave promise of leading them to
their quarry. Early today they came
upon an old cabin in the Oxbow coun
try, ten miles from camp No. 5 of the
Mason Logging Company, In the north
nart of Chehalls County. Be
lieving Tornow to be within, the men
approaoned cautiously, Blair and Lath
rop approaching tne caoin in ironi,
while Qulmby slipped around to the
As Qulmby reached the back of the
cabin he heard shots in front and run
ning around saw Tornow standing be
fore the door firing at the prone fig
ures of Blair and Lathrop. Qulmby
began shooting at Tornow and worked
his rifle until It was empty, when he
fled without stopping to learn whether
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sSrfArC y V TO COME DOMA
INDEX OF TODAFS NEWS
YESTERDAY Maximum temperature. 65
degrees; minimum, 42 degrees.
TODAY Increasing; cloudiness probably fol
lowed by showers; variable winds be
Pope's strength taxed by paroxysms of
coughing. Page 1
Burns takes hand In search for Martin In
London. Page 2.
House caucus decisively snstains Wilson's
free wool programme. Pag 5.
Wilson removes weather chief summarily,
Dork watchman's confession said to dis-
. close smuggling conspiracy. Page 3.
Allen bill fight is carried to Sacramento
eate. -page 1.
California plan of'eliminatlng Japanese pro
tested by European investors. Page 1.
Artist says Hadley spoiled portrait by insist
ing on necktie like Roosevelt's. Page 1.
Washington police say they did their best
to protect suffrage paraders. Page 2.
Coast League results Los Angeles 3, Port
land 1; Ban Francisco 5. Oakland 4 (12
innings) ; Sacramento 3, Venice 2. Page .
Northwestern League' results Vancouver 7,
Tacoma 0; Portland 11, Spokane ; Beat
tie 4, Victoria 1. Page .
Anderson is signed to meet Joe Mandot Hay
20. Pago 7.
James E. Sullivan, Panama Fair athletio
dtrector, tells how winning athletes are
made. Page T.
Opening day league record established here
with 10.126 paid admissions. Page 7.
The Dalles should be "dry," declare prohi
bitionists and fight expected. Page 5.
Commercial and Marine.
3ttll feed stocks are small and prices are
advancing. Page 17.
Wheat higher at Chicago on European buy
ing. Page 17.
Stock trade spiritless, but undertone Is bet
ter. Page 17.
Garibaldi llfesavers may be extolled by In
spector's report, page 16.
Portland and Vicinity.
Ia. R. Alderman arouses enthusiasm against
referendum on university grant. Page 11.
Heusner petition to intervene In third-rail
suit Is before court. Page 10.
New automobile fire-fighting apparatus
givan testa. Page 10.
Have home bower of beauty for bridge tea
and recaption. Page 10.
Commission charters in use elsewhere are
shown. Page 11.
Annual meeting of- Portland presbytery
shows prosperous condition. Page 26.
L, rl- Alderman gives educational talk be
fore Ad Club. Page 11.
Danish Consul here to Investigate shipping
facilities. Page IS.
BUTTER PRICE PROTESTED
Vancouver Women Desire Interstate
. Movement Against Dealers.
VANCOUVER, Wash,, April 16.
(Special.) The real cause of the fluc
tuation in the price of butter wae given
serious consideration by members of
the Vancouver Woman's Club,' at a
meeting today. Each member of the
Club is to act as a committee to in
vestigate the reason for the change in
price, and to ascertain who Is being
It wae declared by several members
that they have been imposed upon long
enough by butter sellers and that it
was high time something was done to
remedy the trouble.
It is proposed to Interest all of the
women in the states of Washington and
Oregon in a concerted movement to
break up any combination that may ex
ist. If necessary, the Vancouver wo
men say they are willing to enlist their
sisters in a forcible protest against
NOT TOO SUDDEN THERE, FELLOWS.
Law Aimed at Japan
ese Hits Others.
NEW COMPLICATION ARISES
Author of Senate Bill Insists on
CONFERENCE TO BE HELD
Representatives of Foreign Capital
ists Urge That "Diplomacy"
Bo Eliminated and True
SACRAMENTO, April 16. Not the
exclusion of the Japanese farmer, but
the probable effect of the proposed
alien land law on the millions of
European capital invested in the state,
is now the principal Issue Involved In
the bills to restrict the rights of for
eigners In California, one of which
was passed yesterday by the Assembly.
.. In the loud protest that has arisen
fnm representatives of England and
continental syndicates the original
object of the law has Been odscu
and a far stronger Influence than that
i-onrosentMl bv the formal complaints
of the Japanese government Is being
brought to bear In an errort to kiii me
miiMiirui altogether or to amend them
in such a way as to affect only the
European's Not Exempt.
Th nssemhlv Lui ' permits corpora
tions controlled by persons eligible to
citizenship to own property, Dut tne
Senate bill makes no distinction, which
is In line with the strong sentiment
heretofore existing against giving
offense to Japanese by discriminating
In .favor of the subjects of any other
nation. The Senate bill classes all
fnreis-n syndicates and corporations as
And It la admitted that, if the
guarded, impartial wording of the act
is to be retained. It will oe irapossime
to exempt Europeans.
Within the past 24 hours scores of
letters and telegrams save been re
ceived ' and a ' dozen attorneys and
capitalists have made their appearance,
all protesting against a law that would
be inimical to the present or future In
vestments of the banking syndicates
of London. Paris and Berlin.
Effect Pelt on Bourses.
It Is pointed out that the stocks of
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TUBE SKIRT WORN
FIRST IN 1 700 B. C.
V. W. COTTON" BACKS STATE
MENT "WITH PICTURES.
Portland! Man in Lecture Describes
Trip Through Egypt In Talk
to Credit Men.
Fashionable women of the modern
day need not pride themselves upon
having achieved the very latest thing,
in the close-fitting lines of the tube
skirt, was the opinion expressed by W.
W. Cotton In his talk upon his travels
through Egypt before the Credit Men's
Association at the Commercial Club
One Nefertari, a queen of ancient
Egypt, "beat them to It" by about 3600
years and Mr. Cotton haa the pictures
of the queen, aa engraved upon her
tomb, to substantiate his claim. Ne
fertari dates back to about 1700 B. C,
but her costume, according to artists
of her time, is decidedly up to the min
ute, as modern fashions run.
"Some Parisian- modiste happened to
drop over to Egypt about 1906 A. D.,
saw the statues of Queen Nefertari,"
said Mr. Cotton, "took the idea back
to Paris and here we have U exploited
as the latest word In fashion."
Mr. Cotton's talk was Illustrated with
a series of stereopticon views, which
were taken by himself while In Egypt,
and some interesting side light on the
development of ancient art and archi
tecture were shown.
BUILDING RUSH ON HERE
Week May Prove Largest in History
From Permit Standpoint.
Building permits at the City Hall in
dicate that Portland is In the midst
of an unprecedented building rush.
With the record for the number of per
mits to be issued on a single day al
ready shattered and the rush continu
ing. It is likely that the week will be
the largest in history.
The record for a . single day was
broken Monday, when 108 permits were
issued for buildings of various kinds
and for electric contracts. This is
about 20 more than the number Issued
on any other single day in history. The
half holiday Tuesday cut Into the num
ber for that day, but in spite of this
there were more permits issued than
on any other day this month excepting
Yesterday the rush continued, there
being close to 75 permits Issued. It is
believed that the rush will continue
during the rest of the week and that
a new record will be established.
The building Inspection department
Is so busy that additional clerks may
be necessary. An unusual number of
residences are included in the permits
of the week.
NEWPORT SEES BALLOON
Dirigible Sighted Going Xorth on
NEWPORT. Or., April 16. (Special.)
A dirigible balloon, supposed to be
the same as seen at Seaside Tuesday,
was sighted over the ocean northwest
of this place moving north along the
coast only & short distance off shore.
It was seen by a number of persons
and was In plain view for some time.
FORT STEVENS. Or.. April 16.
(Special.) Commanding officer Colonel
Strough, of the fort here, said tonight
that he had heard of the mysterious
balloon, but was unable to throw any
light on its mission In this vicinity.
He denied that the aircraft had any
connection with Fort Stevens or the
fort equipment, as many supposed.
So far as Fort Stevens officials are
Informed the nearest dirigible owned
by the Federal Government Is at Fort
Robinson, which Is the headquarters
for the Department of Missouri.
TWO DROWN IN DESCHUTES
Lad of 13 Rescued After Having
Held to Rock Xearly Hour.
BEND, Or., April 16. (Special.)
Lawrence McClaskey, aged 6, and Wil
liam Smith, aged 10. were drowned In
the Deschutes River here today, and
Bozel Smlth, aged 13, was rescued after
he had held to a rock for three-quar
ters of an hour. The bodies of the
drowned boys have not been recovered.
The three were boating on tne stream
Just above swift rapids and, losing
control of the boat, were swept down
stream. They managed to stay on the
boat until It struck a rock in the mid
dle of the river and was overturned.
Two were swept away by the swift
Mimnt while the third held to the
boat and climbed upon the rock against
which It lodged. His rescue was ei
fected by throwing a rope. The act
was witnessed by a number of play
mates of the lads. ,
WILSON PICKS REPUBLICAN
Boyhood Friend Likely to Be Post
master of Princeton, X. J.
WASHINGTON. April 16. President
Wilson Is choosing the postmaster for
hia home town Princeton, N. J. and
his choice Is likely to be a Republican.
Chip Cotterlll, now assistant to tne
nnatmaater. and known to the Presi
dent since boyhood, is slated for the
office. The resignation of the Incum
bent was recommended In ap Inspec
tor's report to the department made
before the close of the Taft Adminis
tration. Representative Walsh, who
represents the district In Congress, was
Invited by Postmaster-General Burle
son to suggest a successor, but he de
clined, declaring that Mr. Wilson was
more familiar than he with tho men
fit to be selected postmaster at his
Bronchial Affection Is
SLEEP BRINGS SOME RELIEF
Quiet Day Passed Without
Fever, Say Physicians. ,
PAIN SOOTHED BY HYMNS
Love of Music, Manifested in Prcf.
erence Shown to Young Coni
. poser. Seems Accentuated
hy Present Illness.
BOSTON, April Cardinal O'Con-
nell has made all arrangements to em
bark: from here or Sot York Immedi
ately to attend a consistory la Rome In
event of the Pope's death. The cardinal
Is keeping closely In touch with the
bulletins on the Pontiff's condition, and
la greatly concerned.
PITTSBURG, April 10 Cardinal Gib
bons bss cancelled all future n Base
ments and Trill leave as soon as possible
for a seaport town from where be ran
embark for Rome at a moment's notice.
ROME, April 16 The bulletins is
sued by the physicians today Indicated
that the condition of the Pope prac
tically is stationary. The night bulletin
was of a more optimistic tone, as it in
dicated that the temperature was nor
mal and that there had been no recur
rence of the usual night fever. It said:
"His Holiness passed a quiet day
without fever. This evening his tem
perature was 38 Vfe. The catarrhal and
bronchial affection is In the same con
dition as this morning."
Coughing Tnzes Strensth.
The fact, however, that the bronchial
affection has not been overcome de
tracts somewhat from the hopeful char
acter of the report, as the occasional
paroxysms of coughing are taxing the
strength of the patient, who already
has been under a great strain.
The condition of albumlnura has re
appeared, and to relieve the kidneys
hot baths have been ordered.
Dr. Andrea Amici paid a visit to the
Vatican at 11 o'clock tonight, and, ac
cording to his announcement, found
only a slight elevation in the temper
ature and other conditions satisfactory.
He reported to Cardinal Merry del Val,
who personally watched at the Tope's
bedside most of the day and during the
early hours of the night, and later tele
phoned his observations to Professor
March lafava, who has been connected
with the Vatican by special wire In
order to avoid indiscretions.
Natural Sleep Enjoyed.
Further improvement in tho Pope's
condition was shown by the fact that
he was able to retain a quantity of
chicken Jelly and that he slept peace
fully for a considerable time. Early In
the night he acknowledged that he was
feeling the benefit of the absolute reet
Imposed upon him, and that he felt
more inclined to sleep naturally than
at any time since his illness.
The Pope Is extremely concerned at
the trouble he gives to those around
him, often expressing to them his deep
gratitude, especially those who assist
him at night, repeatedly urging them
to go to bed, and sometimes his insist
ence is so marked that in order to sat
isfy him they leave the room.
Love of Music Accentuated.
All his life the Pope has been a great
lover of music The composer, Monslg
nor Lorenxo Perosi, owes him much, as
the Pope aided him to attain success.
The two were great friends when the
Pontiff was patriarch of Venice.
Once raised to the pontificial cnair,
he did not forget the young composer,
whom he took to Rome with him and
allowed him, contrary to tho tradition
of the papacy, to share his meals. With
th id of Perosi he accomplished those
reforms In church music which were
among the first manifestations of his
nanal activity, and restored the Gre
gorian chant to its original character
and place in the church.
His love for music seems to have
been accentuated by his illness, the
Pontiff often asking for favorite hymns
and chants which seemed to soothe his
mxtlessness and pain. During the moist
trying period of his sickness he lay
listening to the tones of a small organ
In the adloinlne chapel. It seemed
somewhat incongruous, this sound of
music from the room next that in which
the august patient suffered.
THIEF FEELS IDOL'S POWER
Stolen Jade, With Inscribed "Warn
ing Against Theft, Returned.
LOS ANGELES. April 16. The great
God Buddha, Kipling's "heathen idol
made of mud," demonstrated Its power
over a guilty conscience and incident
ally furnished a robbery clew today,
when a valuable jade ornament taken
from a miniature statue of Buddha by
burglars who looted a Chinese store
The jade was a portion of stolen
goods valued at $2000. The statuette
from which It was taken bore an in
scription to the effect that a thief ol
holy things would suffer the panus of
a guilty conscience until the stolen
articles were returned.