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.o PORTLAND. OREGON. SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 1913. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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Effect on Alliances Is
OTHER DIPLOMATS ARE BUSY
Possible Result of Clamor at
ULTIMATUM IS POSSIBLE
President Informally In Touch With
California Legislators but Will
Attempt "o Official
WASHINGTON. April 18. President
"Wilson kept In close touch today with
the situation both in Japan and Call
fornis. over the proposed alien land
legislation. He read with Interest dls
patches from Tokio describing popular
feelina- against the bills and studied
the text of the pending" measures aa
well as a synopsis of similar laws In
New York and Texas.
The President told his callers that
the Federal Government of necessity
must retrain from Interference with
California while in the process of leg
llatinjr and could not make its atti
tude known to inquiring; nations until
the bills were passed.
Administration Xo Indifferent.
He added, however, that if any im
pression had been circulated In Japan
that the Administration here bad be
come indifferent to the developments
in California, auch a view was unjust!
fled and that Judgment aa to the meas
ures should be withheld until they
were finally framed and passed.
In the meantime the President de
rlared that every effort was being
made to keep In communication in
formally with the California Legisla
ture. It is unlikely that the President
will communicate his views directly or
take any step that will interfere with
the legislative process, but he hopes
through members of Congress) hera to
do his utmost to prevent any obvious
violation of treaty obligations. Should
treaty rights be violated, he Is hope
ful that Japan will withhold Judg
ment until the American courts have
dealt with the question.
Taklo Omt bnrals Deprecated.
Government officials in general ap
pear to look on the popular outbursts
in Tokio as unwarranted at this time.
The Federal Government fully Intends
to give Japanese residents every pro
tection accorded foreigners under the
favored nation principle of its treaties.
Diplomatic circles here are alive to
the situation and some of the more
prominent embassies and legations
have been ordered to keep their gov
ernments advised of every action. Pro
tests from Italy, which It was believed
might be followed by other nations as
to restrictions on aliens, excited much
comment among diplomats, but atten
tion was most frequently drawn to the
existing alliances between Japan and
tiie great powers which might be af
fected in case of a breach between
Japan and the United States.
Javanese Clamor Feared.
borne of the diplomats suggested that
it was possible the present Japanese
Cabinet might be swept from power
through th present agitation and in
the hope of placating popular clamor
a new administration might Issue a
more emphatic protest or ultimatum to
the Washington Government.
The White House officials declare
their relations with the Japanese gov
eminent through the ambassador here
have been of the most friendly and
cordial kind and that the peculiarities
of the situation with Its constitutional
embarrassments are fully understood.
Because of the Intimation from Tokio
that along with a demand for natural!
zation rights for Japanese would come
a literal application In Japan of what
Is known as the 'law relating to for
eigners right of ownership In land
the text of that law Is attracting much
attention here. Its application hereto
fore has been extremely loose and there
are large holdings of land by foreign
ers, including Americans, in many of
the places prohibited to them.
Japaaeae Law Compared.
The Japanese law provides:
"Article 1. Foreigners domiciled or
resident In Japan and foreign juridical
persons registered therein shall enjoy
the right of ownership In land, pro
vided always that In the countries to
which they belong such right Is ex
tended to Japanese subjects and Japa
nese Juridical persons, and provided
further, in cases of foreign Juridical
persons, that tbey shall obtain permis
sion from the minister for home affairs
for the acqusitlon of such ownership.
"The foregoing publications shall be
applicable only to foreigners and
foreign Juridical persons belonging to
the countries to be designated by Im
"Article X. Foreigners and foreign
Juridical persona cannot enjoy the
right of ownership In land In the fol
lowing districts: 1. Hokkaido (Teso); 3.
Formosa; 3. Karfuto (Sakhalin); 4.
districts necessary for national defense.
The districts coming under No. 4 of the
preceding paragraph shall be designated
by Imperial ordinance."
It Is said that under this last pro
vision. No. 4, much of Japanese terri
tory deslrfd by foreign business bouses
and corporations K K-3-t.-d to
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BANKER SAYS HE
ALSO OWES DUTY
ANSWER MADE TO PEPPERT
Mil. SIMS, OP TEXXESSEE.
Peacemakers Subsequently ArriTC on
Scene, but Only Witness to Pre
. Ilmlnaries . VI H "S'ot Talk.
WASHINGTON. Anrll 18. Represen
tatlve Sims, of Tennessee, and Charles
C Glover, a Washington banker am
multilist, met today at Andrew Jack
ann'i monument In LaFayette Square,
Just across Pennsylvania avenue from
the White House. It was the first
meetlnr since Mr. Sims, on the floor
of the House, had said some peppery
things about Mr. Glover's connection
with real estate operations here in
which the Government had to do with
acquiring more land for Rock Creek
Park. It was also the first , time since
f.- mover, before a Congressional com
mittee, had said something about Mr.
Th. nrallmlnarles were without wit
nesses, but those who arrived shortly
afterward declared that Mr. Sims toia
Mr. Glover he had done his duty, and
that Mr. Glover replied It waa his in
tention to proceed to do his. What
happened before the peacemakers got
between Is shrouded in some vague
ness. However, Mr. Sims later pro
ceeded to the Capitol and Mr. Glover
went on to his bank.
Mike Mullins, of the Washington
park department, who waa at work
with a pruning hook, declined to give
the views of a man up a tree.
Mr. Sims afterwards declared the
matter a closed Incident.
PITY, BUT NO FOOD, GIVEN
Widow of 511ml Wreck Victim Found
in Sick Bed by Charities Aide.
"Several acquaintances and friends
visited me after the death of my hus
band and offered their condolences
but nobody asked if I was hungry."
This waa the story told by the widow
of one of the men who perished In
the recent wreck of the Mlmi. to a
woman from the Associated Charities
who visited her. i
The widow is still prostrated from
the shock of the sudden news of her
husband's death and has not been ablte
to leave her bed. She does not, know
whether her husband left her any
money nor whether he had any lodga
affiliations which might offer her a
place to appeal for assistance.
Th. landlord at the dace where she
Is stavins- freelv offered to take care
of the rent, for the present at least
and the Associated cnaritiea is ar
ranging to have suitable food supplied
to the widow during her convalescence.
PLAGIARIST FINED $500
First Cane Under New Law Is Vic
tory for Government.
CHICAGO. April 18. The first case of
"play-pirating" under the new laws, in
which Judgment has been passed, was
decided today in the court of Federal
Judge Carpenter, when Alexander Byers
was fined 8500 after pleading guilty to
one of 15 indictments which had been
returned against him.
The charge to which Byers pleaded
guilty was that In 1910 he sold a copy
of a well-known play, which was copy
righted by Margaret M. Selwyn. to M.
Stlllman. of Vancouver, B. C, with the
provision that the latter could repro
duce it. T his was in violation of the
amended copyright laws enacted in
Assistant District Attorney Volght,
who has been co-operating with Special
Assistant Attorney Johnson, of New
York, in the case, called the outcome
of the trial a distinct victory for the
SPOKANE TO HALT MANIA
Those Who Violate Speed Limit in
Future to Land in Jail.
STOKANE Wash.. April 18. (Spe
ciaL) The county Jail will house those
who violate the speed limit on the
Great Apple Way and the Sunset bou
levard this Summer if the County Com
missioners can influence the Justice
Courts as they wish to do.
"Our highways are for the use of the
public and not for speed maniacs," de
clared Commissioner Allan Scott to
day. Ills opinion was echoed by Com
missioner Joe Bishop and Chairman C.
Commencing Sunday deputy sheriffs
will be placed along the two big high
ways and If the instructions of the
County Commissioners are' fulfilled the
county Jail msy house a score or more
of motorists before sundown.
WALK MADE TO TEST SHOES
Soldier Wears Out Five Pairs in
Round Trip Bronx to Presidio.
NEW YORK. April 18. (Special.)
Sergeant John J. Walsh, C3 years old. a
retired United States cavalryman, has
Just completed a walk of several thou
sand miles. He started from Fort Elo
cum. New Rochelle. April 10, 112, and
reached the Bronx thla afternoon after
walking to the Presidio, San Francisco,
and back. The trip took 868 days and
was made under the auspices of the
Government as an Army apparel test
On the Journey toe soldier wore out
five pairs of shoes and two uniforms.
Ha kept a diary of the trip and has
the signatures and testimonials of I
more than 1000 prominent men in cities
and states through which' ha passed.
PI Kappa Alpha Convention Ends.
LEXINGTON. Kj- April 11. The Pi
Kappa Alpha fraternity closed Its
fourth biennial convention here today
by selecting Ban Francisco as its next
meeting piaca in
BRYAN AND CLARK
. BURY DIFFERENCES
Luncheon Arranged by
PUBLIC STATEMENTS ISSUED
Secretary Says Speaker Al
ways Has Been Good Man.
ASSURANCE IS ACCEPTED
Reconciliation RcgnTded In Wash
ington as Most Important Polit
ical Development of Admin
istration Thus Far.
WASHINGTON. April 18. Speaker
Clark and Secretary of State Bryan
met at a private luncheon here today,
shook hands and issued public state
ments declaring they had buried the
hatchet and put th personalities of the
Baltimore convention with the by
The luncheon was arranged by Theo
dore A. Bell, of California, temporary
chairman of the Denver convention in
1908 and chairman of the California
delegation supporting Speaker Clark at
Baltimore, and was given by Ira E.
Bennett, editor of the Washington
Deep Interest Aroused.
Intense interest was aroused In po
litical circles over the reconciliation
of the two antagonists, whose differ
ences became acute as a result oi
events at the Baltimore convention.
Those who sat at the table with the
others already mentioned and saw the
disappearance of what many political
sages thought the most embarrassing
situation confronting President Wil
son's Administration, were: Vice-Pres
ident Marshall. Secretary Lane, Sena
tors Kern and O'Gorman, Representa
tive Crisp, Secretary Tumulty, Assist
ant Secretaries Osborn and Malone, of
the State Department; Thomas F. Lo
gan and L. L. Jones. -
Those in charge of the affair said
Speaker Clark and Becretary" Bryan
exchanged Jokes and bad a good time.
The statements were given out through
Political Importance Noted.
So far as known It Is the first time
the men have met since before the Bal.
tlmora convention. Speaker . Clark's
friends have always said Mr. Bryan
prevented his nomination and that it
was through Mr. Bryan's activity and
Influence that the convention, contrary
to custom, refused to give the Speaker
the necessary two-thirds vote, after It
several times had given to him a ma
jority. Strong statements of a some
what personal nature were also Issued
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IF JAPAN SHOULD SEIZE THE PHILIPPINES.
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 81
desrees; minimum. M degrees.
TODAY'S Showers followed by fair
weather; westerly winds. .
Pope's physicians profess to be optimistic.
French officials punish Nancy prefect for
permitting . Indignities . to Germans.
Belgium Chamber adjourns to consider
strike situation. Page -.
Washington giving close attention to Jap
anee-Cal!forti situation. 1'age 1.
House caucus exempts Insurance policies
from Income tax. Page 2.
Bryan and Clark bury hatchet at peace
luncheon. Page 1.
Mrs. Story wins Daughters of American
Revolution presidency, page 8.
Representative Sims and Washington bank'
er exchange amenities. Page 1.
Chinese killed in to tig war while being
guarded by detective. Page 2.
Doctors graft" in maternity homes Is
bared. Page 3.
Edgar Frank arranging Paclflo Coast box
ing circuit. Page 7.
Pacific Coast League results: Los Angeles.
Portland game postponed, rain; Venice 7.
Sacramento 0; San Francisco 6, Oakland
6. Page 7.
Northwestern League results: Portland 4.
Spokane 3 (12 Innings); Victoria 2. Seat
tle 1; Taeoma 5, Vancouver 4. Page 7.
Loggers by scores now hewing out trail to
Tornow camp. Page 5.
Furth found guilty and asks for acquittal,
retrial or appeal. Page 1.
Portland and Vicinity.
Judge Davis answers critics and paroles
Weinberger. Page l.
Juvenile Klrmess attraction for society peo
ple today. Page 10.
Commercial organizations will be asked to
combat university referendum. Page 10.
Two motorcyclists hurt in collision with au
tomobile, i Page 16.
Protest against Immediate paving of Ter
willlger boulevard filed, page 6.
Portland women asked to serve as election
Judges and clerks. Page 1.
Senator Lane apparently out after "scalps"
of lukewarm supporters, page e.
County Clerk Coffey wins decision in man
damus suit. Page 10.
Portland bank clearings reach new high
mark. Page 1.
Survey of Portland harbor may bo author
ized by Port Commission. Page 16.
THE DALLES GETS ROBBERS
Spokane-Arrested Duo Were Caught
Xine Years Ago There.
SPOKANE. Wash., April 18. (Spe
cial.) Sheriff Levi Chrisman arrived
in Spokane today from The Dalles, Or.,
and will return to his home tonight.
taking with him William Clark, alias
Postofrk-e Whltey. ' and Ed Oagnler.
alias "Manitoba Frenchy." who were
arrested here Thursday on a descrip
tion from the Oregon officers and who
are wanted in connection with the at
tempted robbery of the Mosier State
Bank, at Mosier. Or.
Detective Captain Burns recognized
the men as having . been arrested by
him in Spokane nine years ago.
CANDIDATES FAIL TO FILE
Klamath Falls Woman's Eligibility
for Council Questioned.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or.. April 18.
(Special.) Mrs. Maud Zink. candidate
for Council from Mills Addition, may
not be able to make the race. The
lawyers think they have found that she
is not qualified.
Several of the prospective candidates
for Council in other wards failed to
file their petitions in time, presumably
because they did not get sufficient
signatures. In the Third Ward, where
six men were in the field, only three
are left. Two of these are known to
be "dry," while the third Is supposed
to have "wet" leanings.
Condition at Midnight
FEVER IS WHOLLY ABSENT
Pessimists, However, Refuse
to Be Reassured.
PATCHY PNEUMONIA FEARED
Gouty Kidney, Though Xot Acute
, 'Sow, Regarded as Always Likely
to Recur Jubilee Ceremon
ial to Be Postponed.
ROME, April 18. Consoling: news
that emanated from the Vatican tonight
indicated that Pope Pius had passed
three days without fever, that his gen
eral condition was progressing favor
ably and that if these conditions con
tinued for two days more His Holiness
would be considered convalescent and
the bulletins of the physicians discon
tinued. Although this Information came from
the physicians In attendance upon Pope
Plus and was confirmed by Cardinal
Merry del Val, the papal secretary of
state, It did not reassure persons of
pessimistic tendencies concerning the
ailments of the Pontiff. Tonight they
declared he was suffering from patchy
pneumonia and senile consumption.
Condition at Midnight Good.
When Dr. Amid visited the Pope,
shortly before midnight, he found his
temperature 97.7. He said the patient's
condition was satisfactory and he was
finding great relief from his cough by
taking a soothing liquor of ammonia
flavored with anise seed. After Dr.
Amici's visit Pope Plus slept His
breathing was audible in the room on
account of his catarrh.
Professor Ettore Marchiafava, ' the
Pope's chief physician, was asked by
the Associated Press - tonight concern-
ins: the condition of bis patient. In
writings he replied:
"The Holy Father has suffered from
Influenza with a slight affection of the
tracheal and larger bronchial tubes,
Bronchlo - pneumonia never has even
been suspected. I have never doubted
for bis recovery. His general condition
always has been of the best. His heart
and pulse are strong and normal and
the sensoral nerves intact."
Another Danger Existent.
It must be added, however, that al
though all Professor Marchiafava says
in his statement may be perfectly true,
another affection exists which is not
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WOMEN TO SERVE
AT MAY ELECTION
FAIR SEX JUDGES AND CLERKS
TO BE SEEN".
City Auditor Wants No More Incom
petent Persons and Asks for
Women are to serve as judges and
clerks at the city primary nominating
election. May 3. City Auditor Barbur
yesterday addressed communications to
the various women's organizations ask
ing that the names of women who
might be willing to serve on the elec
tion boards be sent to the Auditor's
"We are having a great deal of dif
ficulty In getting judges and clerks,"
reads Mr. Barbur"s communication,
"and it has occurred, to me that, as this
is the first time the women are to vote
here it would be to their credit if the
election oould b'e carried on In a bet
ter manner than In the past.
"You are probably familiar with the
trouble experienced at the last Novem
ber election by having incompetent
judges and clerks serving on the
boards. It is my desire .that you sug
gest the names of competent women.
It Is not alone of Importance to all the
women voters, but to the City of Port
land that the coming election be held
In a competent manner that an honest
count may be had."
MATES REUNITE FOR TOTS
Walla Walla Pair End Divorce When
Court Gives Children Away.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Apll 18.
(Special.) The extent of iother
love was proved here Thursday when
Judge Mills, of the Superior Court,
verbally agreed to grant a divorce to
Kstella Fudge from her husband, Louis
Fudge, but gave their two children to
another woman. Mrs. Fudge sat un
comnrehendlnBly for a minute, then
burst into tears.
"If I could have my children I would
take Louis back." she sobbed.
Judge Mills looked at Fudge. He hes
itated, then said, "I'm willing to try
it. Judge." They moved closer and held
hands Mrs. Fudge smiling through her
Judge Mills reversed himself, but
said if they did not get along he would
take the children away. Mrs. Fudge
had alleged cruel treatment and in
MAN, 73, MAKES CAPTURE
At Point of SCnsket Alleged Horse-
z thier Marched -1 8 Miles. -
OREGON CITY, Or.. April 18. (Spe
ciaL) Mason Warnock, aged 73 and a
pioneer resident of the Springwater
country, today captured Charles Maher
and brought him to this city, where he
was jrlven a hearing on a charge of
horse theft and bound over to the
grand Jury. i
Mr. Warnock missed one of his
horses today. Shouldering a musket,
of the type used a century ago, he fol
lowed the trail of the thief, coming
upon Maher, who was riding the ani
Maher was forced to dismount at
the point of the musket, Mr. War
nock mounted tho horse, and, keep
ing Maher covered, compelled him to
walk in front of him to this city, a
distance of 18 miles.
ART TREASURES INSURED
Features of $38,000,000 Policies In
dicate Gift to Museum.
NEW YORK, April 18. (Special.)
Brokers representing the estate of J.
P. Morgan have placed $8,000,000 Insur
ance on the 160,000.000 Morgan collec
tion of art objects in the Metropolitan
Museum of Art and $4,000,000 Insurance
on the art works in the library of the
dead financier's home on Madison ave
London brokers have placed $12,000,
000 similar insurance and will prob
ably get $4,000,000 more to dispose of.
The collections are to be insured for
Features of insurance agreements
have led many to believe that the most
valuable private art treasures In the
world have been left to the Metro
politan Museum of Art.
KELSO MEETING BOOSTED
Combined Parties Lunch at Tcnino
and Are Given Big Reception.
CENTRALIA, Wash.. April 18. (Spe
cial.) Several auto loads of members
of the Centralia Commercial Club went
to Tenlno yesterday to meet a party
of boosters from Grays Harbor, headed
by President L. H. Brewer, of the
Southwest Washington Development
Association. The party left Hoqulam
on a tour of this section in an effort
to arouse enthusiasm In the coming
meeting of the association at Kelso.
The combined parties had lunch In
Tenlno and proceeded to this city this
afternoon, where tonight a big re
ception was accorded the visiting boost
ers in the Elks' clubrooms. The Grays
Harbor delegation passed the night
ANVIL NOW BREAKING UP
Deck Beams Piercing Through After
Pounding by Seas.
FLORENCE, Or., April 18. (Special.)
The gasoline schooner Anvil is rap
idly breaking up as a result of the
pounding she received today at high
tide. The vessel probably will be a
total loss and hopes of floating her are
The schooner has started to break in
two and the deck beams are piercing
FURTH IS GUILTY;
TRIPLE MOTION OUT
Seattle Banker Makes
Request of Court.
ACQUITTAL JUDGMENT ASKED
Retrial or Appeal Moves Also
RULINGS PROBABLE TODAY
Defendant, Convicted of Aiding Bank
in Taking Deposits When Known
to Be Insolvent, Takes Verdict
Calmly; Defender Collapses.
BELLINGHAM, Wash., April IS.
Hardly had he been found guilty today
of aiding and abetting William E.
Schricker, formerly president of the
Laconner private bank, in accepting
deposits, knowing the bank to be In
solvent, than the attorneys for Jacob
Furth, chairman of the board of di
rectors of tho Seattle National Bank,
presented a triple motion to the court,
basing action on notations of errors
during the trial and exceptions taken
to the court's rulings on motions made
to strike out evidence and for an in
On the disposition of the motions by
Judge Hardin depends the future ac
tion of the defendant's attorneys.
The first motion as presented asks
for a Judgment of acquittal, withdraw
ing the verdict. The other two mo
tions are for a retrial and for an ap
peal. Rulings probably will be maxlo
on all the motions some time tomor
row. The defendant and his Seattle at
torneys left today for their homes.
Jury Members Thanked.
The members of the jury, before be
ing discharged, were thanked by tliu
court. They must report . In court
next Thursday as a part of tho April
venire to take chances on being se
lected as Jurors in the trial of R. V.
Ankeny, cashier of the Seattle bank,
whoses trial Is set for that date ou a
conspiracy charge aa co-officer with
The verdict was wholly opposite to
the anticipated result, and came as a
complete surprise, rendering the do
fense dejected and speechless. The
jury deliberated nine hours, and from
the start stood with its majority for
- At 9 o'clock this morning tho
foreman of the jury, W. C. Goble, a
farmer, tapped upon the door and an
nounced that a verdict had been
reached. The jury retired at 11 o'clock
last night, and continued, after break
fast, taken at 7:30 A. M. At 9:40 tha
principals, the court and a crowd of
spectators breathlessly awaited the ap
pearance of the jury, and after the cus
tomary formalities the clerk read the
verdict, "Guilty as. charged." When
polled the Jury was unanimously for
Furth Remains Calm.
The defendant accepted the situation
calmly, and gave no outward signs of
perturbation, but his chief counsel, E.
C. Hughes, of Seattle, was absolutely
crushed and dejected. He sank for
ward onto the table, his head In his
hands, and was overcome by his emo
tions so that his remarks to the court
were almost inaudible when tho ques
tion of ball was discussed. Special
Prosecutor Augustus Brawley volun
tarily allowed the heavy tis.il bond to
continue, pending the passing of sen
tence, and In a crowd the principals
left the courtroom together. .
The jurors apparently agreed not to
give details of their discussion, al
though they conceded that the majority
of them were unanimous for conviction
from the start. Their discussion of the
evidence led to many heated arguments
and several ballots were taken before
the ultimate result was for conviction.
The presence of a woman upon the jury
is said to have delayed the final verdict
to some extent
What effect the conviction of Furtli
will have upon the trlalsof R. V. An
keny and Daniel Kelleher, who are to
be tried as co-consplrators under the
same evidence, remains to be seen. An
keny's trial Is set for April 24, and tha
of Kelleher during the May term of
court. Both defendants are officials of
the Seattle National Bank, and their
names were often introduced in the tes
timony which was laid before the Jury
in the Furth trial. Kelleher has been
in attendance upon Mr. Furth through
out the 10 days of the -trial and his
counsel mads two strenuous attempts
to have the Kelleher trial set for May
1. The Furth trial, however, has crowd
ed the local superior court docket, and
it is likely that the Kelleher trial will
not be called until late into next month.
Seattle Business Men Back Furth.
SEATTLE, Wash., April 18. The
board of trustees of the Seattle Cham
ber of Commerce today adopted the fol
lowing resolution of confidence in Mr.
Furth: - "Jacob Furth has resided In
this city for more than 30 years. Dur
ing this time he has been the foremost
factor in the upbuilding of Seattle and
the Pacific Northwest. His great
achievements are, in our opinion, due
to his sense of justice, his generosity,
and his faith In the business honesty
of his fellowmen. We know him to
be a man of high ideals and of strict
business integrity. Notwithstanding
the result of the trial In the Superior
Court of Whatcom County our absolute
faith In his business integrity, in his i
truhtfulness, and in his nobility of
character is undimmed."