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JAPAN WILL ENTER
Washington Has News
ADMINISTRATION IS SILENT
Further Formal Negotiations
With California Unlikely.
BRYAN'S ARRIVAL AWAITED
Legal Proceedings Following Enact
ment of Bill Taken for Grant
ed Full Text of BUI Tele
graphed to Wilson.
WASHINGTON. May 4. Ne that
tha Jmanese srovernment had In
structed Ambassador Chlnda to make
formal protest against the California
alien land bill, now awaiting Gover
nor Johnson's signature, was received
In Washington official circles tonight
with, Interest, although It was not un
expected. The protest probably will
k. nnuniui to Acting; Secretary John
Bassett Moore at the State Department
Pending the return of Secretary Bry
an from Sacramento, no statement from
the Administration Is expected here. It
Is known that President Wilson has
had suggested to him the referendum
as a possible means of delaying for
nearly two years the effect of the Cali
fornia law in event it is signed by the
Governor, but no Intimation of how
the Idea was received has been forth
coming. BUI Telrsrraphed. Wilson.
The full Webb measure, as it was
passed by the California Legislature
and la now awaiting the signature of
Governor Johnson, was telegraphed the
White House, but it is understood Pres
ident Wilson will not read It until to
morrow. While Governor Johnson has
indicated he will give President Wll
' son a "reasonable time" In which to
define his objections to the Webb bill,
the departure of Secretary Bryan from
Sacramento Is taken to mean the Pres
ident will conduct no further formal
negotiations w'lth the state govern
ment. It is possible that he may make in
formal representations regarding the
measure to the Governor, pointing out
certain features of the bill he deems
of doubtful constitutionality, but this
Litigation Will Follow.
It la taken for granted In official
circles here that legal proceedings will
follow the enactment of the bill into
Japan believes its treaty rights
should be taken to The Hague for ad
justment, but It Is probable the De
partment of Justice' and the State De
partment will hold that the proper pro
cedure will be for Japanese affected
by the legislation to appeal to the Fed
JAPANESE COMMEND WILSON
Leaders in Tokk Advise People to
Preserve Calm Attitude.
TOKIO. May 4. The Japanese press
today expressed a general appreciation
of the effort of President Wilson in
behalf of a land bill In California that
would not be objectionable to the Jap
anese. Leaders of public opinion in
Japan are advising that an attitude of
calmness be maintained In the present
situation. Such men as Baron Shlbus
iwi and Chairman Kakano. of the To
klo Chamber of Commerce, publicly as
sert confidence that the American Gov
ernment and people alike are opposed to
discriminatory measures of legislation.
They declare that every effort now
must be made to discover and eradicate
tha root of antagonism to the Japana
neae in California, that amicable rela
tions may be restored.
While the Japanese newspapers voice
the same sentiments, they blame the
Government for what they term a "fail
ure of diplomacy."
Special dispatches received from
Washington telling of reported plana
for the mobilization of the Japanese
navy are read here with ridicule by
those best informed on naval plans.
JOHNSON TO HOLD BILL BACK
Bryan to Have Opportunity for Con
ference With Wilson.
SACRAMENTO. May 4. The Califor
nia anti-alien land holding act. which
passed both houses of the Legislature
within 24 hours after bringing about
one of the most unusual situations In
the history of the Nation, will lie on
Governor Johnson's desk without his
signature until Secretary of State Bryan
can confer with President Wilson In
Washington. This will mean a delay
of nearly a week, aa Secretary Bryan
will not reach the National Capital un
til Wednesday night or Thursday morn
ing. After his arrival. Governor Johnson
will wait, aa he says, "a reasonable
time" for whatever protests the Gov
ernment may make, after which he
will sign the bill. He is required by
law either to sign or veto all acts
passed up to him by the Legislature
within ten days of final passage, pro
vided the enacting body remains In
session for that length of time. Other
wise he has 30 days. The Legislature
T7T7 ' pnnTT,Am OREGON. MONDAY, 3IAY 5, 1913- PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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MOVIES MAY BE
USED IN CLASS
VANCOUVER STUDENTS EXPECT
TO BUY EQUIPMENT.
Proceeds of Ploy to Be Given by Six
High School Girls Will Form
Nucleus of Fund.
VANCOUVER, Wash., May 4. (Spe
cial.) Moving pictures for use In In
struction In a variety of subjects win
be a reality In the Vancouver High
School if the efforts of a number of
the srlrl students meet with success
They have started a movement for the
purchase of a movlng-plcture machine
snrl th necessnrv eoulDment. It is
believed that when the School Board
realizes the wonderful possibilities of
moving pictures in the classroom Its
annroval will be forthcoming. Just
now. however, the district has expend
ed $100,000 '.n erecting and furnishing
a new high school building.
The fund will be started Wednesday
night, when girls of the Phrenomathlan
Club will stage a playlet. "Six Cups of
Chocolate" In the auditorium of the
new high school building. The six girls
who will take part are: Misses Flor
ence Rogers. Mildred Pegg. Deah Gllroy,
Mildred Knight. Winnlfred Fletcher ana
Arlene Scanlon. The receipts will go
Into the "movlng-plcture fund'
40,000 MEN ARE NEEDED
Kansas Farmers Callng for Help to
Harvest Grain Crop.
TOFEKA. Kai., May 4. (Special)
Facing the prospect of a wheat crop
of more than 120.000,000 bushels, the
lowest estimate baaed on Secretary Co
burn's report of acreage and condition.
the State Employment Bureau already
has begun plans for bringing Into Kan
sas an army of nearly 40.000 harvest
hands. Secretary Coburn's report of
conditions of 90 per cent In the greatly
increased acreage of wheat was based
upon reports sent previous to the recent
soaking rains which fell all through the
Basins: their estimates on his report.
grain dealers, farmers and millers estl.
mated that the wheat yield, if condi
tions remain the same, will be 124.000,-
000 bushels of wheat. The soaking
rains so Improved conditions that men
whose opinions carry weight, declared
that only a continuous drought from
now until harvest time could pull the
crop under 120,000.000 bushels. There
Is no doubt but that competition will
be so keen as to make harvest wages
DR. E. TRUMBULL LEE DIES
Former Pastor of Calvary Presby
terian Church Passes In East.
Tr FL Trumbull Lee. who was pastor
of the Calvary Fresnytenan cnurcn m
the '80s. died yesterday at Pittsburg,
Pa. He came to Portland as a young
man. Just graduated from the Union
Theological Seminary of New Tork. in
88i. and was the first pastor ot :ne
Calvary Profbterian. He continued In
this capacity for nearly six years, go
ing from here to Pueblo, Colo.
Threa of his brothers are ministers
Rev. George 1L Lee, of Ballard. Wash.;
Rev. Wullacr. H. Lee. dean of Whit
worth College, Tacoma, and Rev. Louis
L. Lee, of Cincinnati. Another brother
lives In San Francisco. William A. Lee,
of 708 East Main street. Portland, Is a
Dr. E. Trumbull Lee was about 65
years old. He leaves a wife and three
FREE LUNCH DAYS FEW
Mayor Signs Ordinance Prohibiting
Gift of Food In Saloons.
Free lunches In saloons will be' a
thing of the past in Portland after
May 31. Mayor Rushlight has approved
an ordinance passed at the last session
of the City Council prohibiting the giv
ing away of food of any' kind In a
barroom or other place where liquor
la sold. The ordinance does not, how
ever, prohibit the sale of food In sa
loon a ,
Under the provisions of the charter
ordinances go into effect In 30 days
after they are signed by the Mayor.
This will make the free lunch measure
a law May 31, the Mayor having affixed
hla signature to the ordinance April 30.
It Is not believed that court interven
tion will be asked.
DROWNING IS DUPLICATED
Molalla Brothers Die on Same Spot
28 Years Apart.
OREGON CITT. Or May 4. (Spe
cial.) At the same spot where his
brother was drowned 28 years ago, the
body of James Bird Lamb was found
pinned under a wagon In the Molalla
River, two miles from Molalla, today.
It is thought he lost his life yesterday,
presumably when his team ran away.
The discovery was made by John Kal
lahan, Mr. Lamb was 33 years of age. and
Is survived by a widow, two children,
two brothers who reside at Molalla,
and a sister, Mrs. Erickson, of Mullno.
835-POUND FISH CAUGHT
Columbian Sturgeon 11 1-2 Feet
Long Is Sold at Kalama for 9150.
CENTRALIA, Wash., May 4. (Spe
cial.) A sturgeon 11 H feet long and
weighing S35 pounds was caught yes
terday morning by C. H. Cat) in. a Kelso
fisherman, and was sold to the Doty
Fish Compisy at Kalama. It was one
of the Is rgct I. sturgeon to be caught
in the C'lumliia In recent jeais.
The lish was worth 316CT.
TARIFF TO REACH
SENATE THIS WEEK
Passage by House Ex.
WOOL MAY GET SMALL DUTY
Administration Hopes Lower
Body Will Do Revising.
CURRENCY ACT IN DOUBT
Underwood Says House Would Pre'
fer to Adjourn After Complet
ing Tariff, Leaving Money
Question Tor Winter.
WASHINGTON. May 4. The Under
wood tariff revision bill Is expected to
pass this week from its sceneot rushed
consideration in the House trTTTwe!
in the steady balance of Toeliatfl
liberation. It will probably be
In the House not later than Wed lies
day night. Just as It came from the
ways and means committee, with free
raw wool - free sugar in three years.
and Income tax, free meat, free flour
and slashing reductions In livestock
and manufactured articles.
If President Wilson proposes to ask
Congress for currency legislation at the
extra session he has not yet made any
definite suggestion relating to it, but
the House leaders will learn before
many days his plans la. that regard.
It Is an open secret that the Presi
dent, the finance committee of the Sen
ate and the ways and means commit
tee of the House have bad an under
standing that the bill should be re
vised in all essential particulars by the
House. If there are to be any changes,
but whether this agreement can be
maintained remains to be seen.
Wool probably will come out .even
tually with a slight duty.
There Is a determined minority on
the Democratic side demanding that
cattle, sheep and hogs should be put
on the free list along with food prod
As to currency legislation at this
session, it Is known that the temper of
the House Is against It. Majority
Leader Underwood said tonight that
the House would prefer to complete
the tariff and adjourn, leaving cur
rency legislation In the making, to be
ready for consideration next Winter.
The House banking and currency com
mittee will be organized, however, as
soon as possible.
TWINS TOY WITH DYNAMITE
Nine-Year-Old Boys Believed to Be
Fatally Injured by Explosion.
TOXOPAH. Nev., May 4. Playing
with dynamite today caused injuries
that are believed to be fatal to iRussel
and Reuben Schlroda, 9-year-old twin
sons of William Schlroda.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 62
degrees; minimum, 44.0 degree.
TODAY'S Fair; winds mostly, westerly.
London police In battle with defiant crowds
at free speech meeting. Page 1.
Montenegro reported to have evacuated Scu
tari. Page 4.
Senator Lans disagrees with Army Board's
logic In Sluslaw matter. rw z.
Tariff hill to reach Senate thla week Page 1.
Japan to enter formal protest against Cali
fornia, land law. rage 1.
Small army post will be abandoned: Van
couver likely to be enlarged. Page 5.
Civil war veteran, who fought In many bat
ties, proves to be woman. Page 4.
Famous Astor Home to be town down.
Rhode Island girl has exceptional power ef
reading tnougnta. page a.
Romona Borden happy in home with
mother. Page o.
Husband killed by man he accused of wrong
ing him. Page 3.
Government produces Belle Schrleber to cer
tify againat Jack Johnson. Page 8.
Frledmann patients In New York not doing
well. Page 4.
Potatoes sent from Oregon and Washington
to food sufferers sold In stores, rage a.
Japanese answer critics In California. Page -New
wireless Inspector named in San Fran,
clsco. Page &.
Paciflo Coast League results: Portland 6,
Venice 2; San Francrsco 4-11, Sacramento
, 8-6; Los Angeles 8-4. Oakland 2-1. Page
NorthvMtirn Leaarue results: Portland 4. Ta
coma 0; Victoria 2, Vancouver O; Seattle
a, Spokane 4. Page 10.
Beavers, 18 strong, start on second southern
tour. Page 10.
University of Oregon may enter track team
Colts will be seen in Portland today. Page 10.
FacLfte Northwest. '
Vancouver High School students would buy
movlng-plcture ouuii ior ciaasruom.
Addison Bennett writes of Central Oregon.
Burglar with revolver badly bruised by un
armed Seattle man. rags v.
Farmers of hay and grain In Washington
forming big co-operative union, rage v.
Portland and Vicinity.
Auditor Barbur will urge new methods "of
handling elections, page s.
Series of entertainments given In honor of
Chicago visitors. Page 7.
United States facing crises, declaration of
minister, rage 1.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 11.
Opening of the Oaks announced for May 24.
Final count on charter shows majority of
276. Page 8.
Mrs. Dunlway and other first-time voters
make debut in "movie" world, rage 1.
Rush of candidates to tile for city offices
expected. Page 1.
Strain Is telling on Mrs. La France. Page 14.
ANARCHIST ATTACKS DUKE
Nobleman Knocks Armed Assailant
to Ground and Goes on His Way.
MANHEIM, Germany, May 4. A
workman armed with a knife attacked
Grand Duke Friederlch of Baden as
he was leaving the railroad station
with his conflort this afternoon. The
Grand Duke threw oft his assailant and
was not harmed.
The Duke was about to drive to the
races when the man Jumped on the car.
rlage steps and apparently tried to
grasp the lapel of his coat, but the
Duke knocked him to the ground with
the hilt of his sword and proceeded.
A crowd gathered and attacked the
man, intending to lynch him, but the
police arrested him. He gave his name
as Anton Jung and said he was an an
archist and had been commissioned by
a secret society to attack the Grand
Duke. He refused to divulge the name
of the society.
Jung said he meant to present a pe
tition for help, and intended to attack
the Duke only if the request were re
fused. The knife he carried was small.
CARRIES 'EM ALL OVER.
TO FILE PETITION!
Attack on Charter Is
WOMEN TO CONTINUE IN RACE
Preferential . Ballot Proves
Puzzle .'to Many.
PUBLIC TICKET SUGGESTED
While Nominations Made Saturday
Are Annulled, Some Think Pres
tig of Winning May Have
Effect on Appointments.
CANDIDATES UNDER COMMISSION
For Mayor, Dan Kellaner; for Aud
itor. A. 1 Barbur; for Commission
er, Ralph C. Clyde, J. H. Nolta. W.
B. Holllngsworth. L. G. Carpenter,
C. ' A. Blgelow, M. O. Collins, L. M.
Lepper, W. C Benbow, Richard
Delcb and W. C. North.
For Mayor, A. O. Rushlight, H. R.
Albee and C. L. McKenna: for com
missioner. Mrs. M. L. T. Hidden, Dr.
L. Victoria Hampton. Tom N. Monks,
George L. Baker, Charles N. Ryan,
Clinton A. Ambrose, Charles H.
Beard. A. E. Borthwlck. H. C. Mc
Allister. Probably Will File.
For' Commissioner K. K. KublL
S.Tn Warner. T. O. Daly. Will H.
Daly. Q. D. Dunning. M. J- Helser.
George B. Thomas,. L. D. Mahone,
H. D. Wagnon. John Montag, W. A.
Munly, M. J. Murnane, C C t-raig
H. E. Abry.
Now that Portland has a full-fledged
commission charter, evidence Is accum
ulatlng that this city may achieve the
distinction of becoming the champion
of all commission-governed municipal
Itles in the number of candidates who
will file for office. With the rush that
started immediately following the clos
ing of the polls at 7 o'clock Saturday
night, the tide set in. It continues to
flow and it is anticipated that today
and the remainder of the week will
witness an unprecedented rush to the
City Auditor's office a rush that will
show how many men and women are
anxious to serve as one of the six of
ficers under the new plan.
Charter Situation Defined.
Thus far the situation with regard
to the charter that Is to govern the
people of this city after July 1 is as
It has carried by a safe margin, as
announced in The Oregontan yester
So far as can be learned there will
be no attempt to demand a recount of
the votes on this question, although It
(Concluded on Page 8.)
POTATOES SENT TO
WESTERN" CONTRIBUTION'S ARE
FOUNT) IX STORES.
Cincinnati Grocery Firm Advertis
ing 10,000 Bushels Betrayed
by Cards in Sacks.
-'CINCINNATI, May 4. (Special.)
Many householders in Cincinnati who
yesterday bought sacks of potatoes ad
vertised for sale at a reduced price by
a large grocery of Cincinnati, were sur
prised when they opened them to find
they contained cards saying that the
potatoes had been grown In Oregon or
Washington and had been donated to
the sufferers by the recent disaster
ous floods In the Dayton district.
The grocery firm had advertised that
it would sell 10,000 sacks of Western
potatoes at about half the regular
price, or 36 cents a bushel. The buyer
for the firm said they had been offered
him .at a low price by a member of the
flood relief committee, who had told
him .the committee had received huge
shipments of potatoes from the West,
and that because the tubers were a
perishable commodity the committee
had decided to sell them. He said the
price at which he bought them en
abled his firm to sell them at a small
profit at 36 cents, though the prevail
ing price of potatoes in Cincinnati re
tall market is now 60 cents a bushel.
No statement from the relief com
mittee itself was obtainable tonight.
CHADWICK'S CHANCE GOOD
McReynoIds' Indorsement Thought
to Make Federal Place Certain.
WASHINGTON, May 4. (Special.)
The appointment of S. J. Chadwick, of
the Washington State Supreme bench,
as Federal Judge for the western dis
trict ot Washington has been recom
mended to the President by Attorney
General McReynoIds, and there Is every
Indication that the President will fol
low the recommendation of his Attor
ney-General, disregarding the contrary
recommendations of State Chairman
Todd and National Committeeman Pat
tlson. Chadwick's nomination may be sent
to the Senate tomorrow, or it may be
delayed several days, according to the
press of other business at the White
House. President Wilson subordinating
appointments to other governmental
affairs. In the case of Judicial appoint
ments, however, he has Indicated his
purpose to set aside purely political In
dorsements and to make selections of
the men he deems best suited for the
The President is not a lawyer and de
pends for counsel as to that phase of
his work on the Attorney-General.
There seems to be no question that he
will appoint Judge Chadwick because
of McReynoIds' indorsement.
POLITICIANS OUT AT NIGHT
Petitions Circulated In Hotel Lobbies
When Midnight Strikes.
Promptly at 12:01 this morning the
lobby of the Imperial Hotel began buz
sing- and by. 12:02 it resembled in 1
small way a political convention. Poli
ticians, waiting for the first moment
when it would be legal for them to
start preparing petitions, with their
lieutenants, began obtaining signatures
for petitions to be filed as soon a
the City Clerk's office is opened this
Each worker was flanked by a notary
public, and the race was a lively one
to see who would get his petitions
signed first and thus be able to secure
the coveted first place in the line at
the City Hall. Workers soon combed
the hotel lobby and radiated from there
to various places nearby where personB
might be found late at night.
RUSTIC'S LIBRETTO BEST
N'orth Carolina Chicken Raiser Wins
$1000 De Koven Opera Prize.
NEW YORK, May 4. (Special.) Out
of 260 contestants for $1000 offered by
the De Koven Opera Company for the
best libretto of a light opera, the prize
has been won by Hllllard Booth, who
raises chickens in North Carolina.
The winning libretto is called "Jean
Lafltte," and deals with the xoraantla
adventures of a notorious gulf pirate
who went to General Jackson's aid at
the battle of New Orleans.
YUAN SHI KAI THREATENS
Military Force to Be Employed
Conspiracies Do Not Cease.
PEKIN, May 4. President Yuan Shi
Kal has issued a manifesto warning the
people that, although he has refrained,
up to the present, from employing mili
tary force against plotters. In the hope
that conspiracies would cease, he would
not permit conspirators In the future to
stir up trouble.
He expresses the hope that after the
ext presidential election he will be re
lieved from the cares of office.
FIRE RAGES IN HAKODATE
Important Seaport in Japan Report
SAN FRANCISCO. May 4. An ex
tensive fire is raging In the city of
Hakodate, a seaport on the Island of
Yezo, Japan, according to a cablegram
received tonight by the Japanese New
World, a local newspaper. No details
Hakodate Is situated at the base of
cliff and has a large, fortified har
bor, with extensive docks.-
LONDON POLICE IN
FIGHT WITH CROWD
Free Speech Meeting
in Wild Disorder.
HORSEMEN CHARGE PEOPLE
Suffragettes Also Speak in
Defiance of Restraint.
HARDIE SAVES SITUATION
Member of Parliament, Appealed To
by Authorities, Advises Peace
ful Dispersal Battle In
Progress Two Hours.
LONDON, May 4. Wild scenes or
order occurred at the demonstration in
Trafalgar Square under the auspices of.
the Free Speech defense committee.
The "police tried to prevent speeches
from the Whitehall side of the Nelson
column and only the Intervention of
James Kier Hardle, Socialist and Inde
pendent Labor member of the House of
Commons, who was chairman of the
meeting, prevented a serious riot. As
It was the disorders, many times cul
minating in fisticuffs between the
crowd and the police, continued for al
most two hours.
By the time the marching Socialist
Labor and other organizations with
bands playing the "Marseillaise" reached
Trafalgar Square, 20,000 persons had
gathered there and as many more in
the surrounding streets.
Women March With Dockers.
Permission, to hold a meeting was
given at the last moment on the un
derstanding that no suffragettes be al
lowed to speak. Unable to secure per
mission to march as an organization,
the supporters of the Women's Social
and Political Union marched with the
dockers, their colors flying, preceded by
a huge banner inscribed "Where there's
a will, there's a way." Flags of the
Women's Social and Political Union
were hoisted on the plinth, from which
they waved continuously during the
Trouble began when a Socialist
speaker started to address the crowd
from the Whitehall side of the column.
The promise had been given that no
speaking should take place on this side
because of Interference with traffic.
Police Ride Down Rioters.
A husky police sergeant stanciog on
the plinth hurled the speaker down on
the heads of the crowd below. The
crowd then rushed the plinth and en
deavored to replace the speaicer. It
looked for a time as if their efforts
would prove successful, but mounted
police ruthlessly rode down the rioters.
James Kier Hafdle then intervened and
the Socialist speaker was allowed to
regain his place.
In a moment a suffragette attempted
to climb to the plinth. The police be
low tried to pull her back, but sympa
thizers on the platform succeeded in
dragging her up after she had sacrificed
some clothes left in the hands of the
In. retaliation a polloeman snatched
a suffragette banner from a girl who
was waving It from the back of one
of the Landreer lions. She struck the
policeman In the face and her frljads
regained tee banner minus the staff.
Order Obeyed Roughly.
This struggle angered the crowd and
the disorder became so general that
Commissioner Wells, commanding the
mounted police, ordered the Whitehall
The order was carried out so rough
ly by the horsemen that Commissioner
Wells, noting the tempers of the crowd,
retired In favor of another commission
er. As he was leaving Wells was show
ered with eggs and oranges and other
Fights between the police and the
people then became general, the chief
results of which were battered faces
and minor injuries on both sides. Many
rioters were arrested, but the crowd
succeeded In rescuing most of the pris
oners. Requested to do so by the police.
James Kier Hardie asked the crowd
to disperse, which it did reluctantly.
Mrs. Despard and other suffragettes
spok-3 without interference in spite of
the interdict. Any attempt to arrest .
the women In the temper of the as
semblage probably would have resulted
in a dangerous situation.
Addresses denouncing the govern
ment's Interference with the right of
free speech were made by several mem
bers of Parliament. A letter from
George Lansbury, former Socialist
member of Parliament and now amlli-
tant leader in the suffrage cause, who
was bound over yesterday in the sum
of $10,000 to keep the peace, was read.
demanding the right of free speech
at all times.
WARM WAVEDUE IN EAST
Forecast Is for Colder Weather In
Rocky Mountain Regions.
WASHINGTON, May 4. Warm spots
In the East and frosts in the Northwest
and the Rocky Mountain country were
forecast in the Weather Bureau's week
ly bulletin tonight.
The bulletin indicated that this week
temperatures would average below nor
mal over the plains states and the
Rocky Mountain and plateau regions.
Concluded ea Pis 2.)