Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 09, 1913, Image 1

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Bill Passes House by
281 to 139.
Five Democrats Registered on
Opposing Side.
Jjowrr Body Will Mark Time TTntll
June 1 Republicans See little
Hope of Defeating Meas
ure In Senate.
WASHINGTON. May 8. Ttie TTnder
wood tariff bill, proclaimed by the
Democratic party as the answer to its
platform pledge to reduce the tariff
downward, was passed by the House
late today.
The vote was 281 to 139, five Demo
crats voting against the bill and two
Republicans for It Four Progressives
supported the measure and 11 opposed
It while one Independent, Progressive
joined with the majority.
When Speaker Clark announced a
vote In loud tones that revealed his
satisfaction, exuberant Democrats here
started a stuffed Democratic donkey
over the heads of their colleagues In
the rear of the chamber, a faint ripple
of applause followed and the gavel fell
on the first chapter In the history of
President Wilson's extraordinary . ses
sion of Congress.
Hoih Members Hastea Home.
With the bill on Its way to the Sen
ate, there was a rush of Representa
tives to their homes tonight. Adjourn
ment will be taken in the House three
days at a time, beginning next week,
until June 1.
Republicans and Progressives. led re
spectively by Representatives Mann and
Murdock. protested to the last against
the measure, the lowest tariff bill ever
written, and proclaiming, as the Demo-
atic avalanche bowled them over. th
virtues of differing tariff commission
The Republicans who Toted for the
bill were Cary and Stafford, of Wiscon
sin. . Democrats who opposed it were
Brouasard. Dupre. Lazare and Morgan,
of Louisiana, and C B. Smith, of New
York. Progressives who voted for the
bill were Kelly and Rupley, of Penn
sylvania; Nolan, of California, and
Bryan, of Washington. Kent, of Cali
fornia, formerly a Republican but now
an Independent Progressive, also voted
for the bill. Progressive Leader Mur
dock and 13 of his Progressive follow
ers voted with the minority in the final
consideration of the measure.
IHm'a Appeal Fall.
Minority Leader Mann made a lengthy
. rpeech on a point of order by Mr. Un
derwood to rule out a provision for a
tariff board on the motion of Represen
tative Payne, of New York, to recom
mit the bill. Speaker Clark sustained
the point of order. Mr. Mann appealed
from the decision of the chair, and a
roll call was taken on Mr. Underwood's
motion to table the appeal, the Demo
crats winning 274 to 143.
Progressive Leader Murdock also
moved to recommit, with Instructions
to provide for a non-partisan tariff
commission, but he failed to get a roll
call, and then the Payne ' motion to
recommit, minus the tariff board pro
vision, was lost.
The tariff fight shifts tomorrow from
the House, with its overwhelming
Democratic majority, to the Senate,
where the party's slim majority of six
already has been reduced, as far as
this bill Is concerned, to four. Unless
Senators familiar with the progress of
each legislation are mistaken, there Is
now little prospect of a final vote on
the bill before August 1.
Keaate Voyaao ts Be Stormy.
The bill's passage through the Senate
will be fought at. every step by Repub
lican a Leaders of the Democrats on
the Senate finance committee, which
will handle the bill, expressed the belief
tonight that It would go through In
practically the same form as It passed
the House, and that their small major
ity would stand firm to the last. Demo
cratic leaders acknowledge that the
two Senators from Louisiana will not
accept the sugar schedule, and that
they might be willing to combine with
ethers to defeat the whole bill.
Although there have been reports
about the Senate that the Democrats
intend to allow one more Senator to
vote against sugar and another to vote
against wool, leaders of the finance
committee today refused to confirm it.
Republicans who are Interested in beat
ing the bill and who have canvassed
those Democrats who looked at all
doubtful, agreed tonight that they had
little hope of success, and that, with
the exception of the two Senators from
Louisiana, they cannot count on a
single vote.
Smoot Wlil Seek to Aniril.
Senator Smoot will offer amendments
to every schedule .in the bilL These
will be debated at length and a record
vote probably will be required on each.
The bill may be laid before the
Senate tomorrow and will be referred"
to the finance committee.
Chairman Simmons had hoped to be
able to report It from the committee
In two weeks from tomorrow, but he
now thinks It cannot be reported under
three weeks, even if hearings are not
held. Opinion In the finance com
mittee Is that at least five weeks will be
ppont by the Senate in consideration
of tha bill after It is reported-
Grand Jury, of Which live Members
Are Women, Expected to Make
Sweeping Investigation at Once.
SEATTLE. Wash., May 8. Tna
county grand jury, after considering
today whether there was a skull in
each lot of bones paid for in the cre
mation of paupers from the county
farm crematory, turned to the liver
subject of the Seattle police and vice.
Police Captain Charles Sullivan and
Mrs. Grace Bailey, keeper of a resort at
Third avenue and Columbia street,
were summoned. It Is reported that a
sweeping inquiry Into the Seattle po
lice force is contemplated.
Mrs. Bailey's establishment has been
raided only twice in the last two years.
She Is said to have compla'lned against
being arrested and publicly fined be
cause, as she Is said to have expressed
it, "she bad an understanding," and
considered herself exempt from police
Interference. After Mrs. Bailey left the
grand Jury room Captain Sullivan took
in seven books containing letters and
other police department records. These
wera left with the jurors for examina
tion. Prosecuting Attorney John F. Mur
phy today was authorised oy the Coun
ty Commissioners to upend 3500 gath
ering evidence to present to the grand
Jury and as the evidence concerning
the complaints against the County Com
missioners has already been arranged
It Is believed today's appropriation is
to be used in the investigation of po
lice conditions.
The presence of five women on the
grand Jury is believed to be responsi
ble for its early manifestations of in
terest In the suppression of vice.
Nearly $20,000 Secured for Xew
Presbyterian Church.
More than 16000 was collected yes
terday by the committee In charge of
the campaign to raise a 325.000 build
ing fund for the now Westminster
Presbyterian Church, at Seventeenth
and Schuyler streets.
This makes the aggregate collected
since the campaign begun the first of
the week approximately 319,600.
A most of the heaviest subscrip
tions already have been accounted for,
the committee feels that It will have
a lot of hard work to do In collecting
the remainder from smaller sub
scribers. The 40 men who are direct
ing the campaign will work today and
tomorrow. Heretofore they have
worked In the evenings only.
The women of the congregation will
continue their dinners each evening
until the fund Is complete. A big cake
is given each evening to the team that
procures the most contributions during
the day. Thus far a different team
has won the prize each evening.
Government Investigator to Tell of
Vaccine Treatment.
WASHINGTON. May 8. The first an
nouncement of the result of the publlo
health service's Investigation of Dr.
Frlederlch Frledmann's tuberculosis
vaccine will be made tomorrow morn
ing before the National Association for
the Study and 1-r eventlon of Tubercu
losis, which Is holding its ninth annual
meeting here.
Dr. John F. Anderson has been desig
nated by the Treasury Department to
make a statement relative to the tests
and operation of the German physi
cian's treatment in response to the re
quest from the Anti-Tuberculosis As
sociation. It will be re A by Dr. An
derson and will. It is understood, out
line the present status of the "remedy"
so far as the public health service is
Half of 200 Acres of Barley and
Wlteat Tor Out by Root.
GOLDE.VDALE. Wash.. May 8. (Spe
cial.) Heavy west winds have blown
away one-half of a 200-acre field of
barley and wheat on the ranch of C V.
Anderson, four miles northeast of
Blckleton. in. the Eastern Klickitat.
The loss of a crop In this manner
has never been known before In the
ninlrlatnn rniintn'. according? to
County Commissioner Frank W. San
ders, who has resided there for 25
Mr. Anderson hauled manure and
straw In the path of the blow, with
nn effect. Tha irannd has blown away
as deep as It is plowed and has made a
clean sweep acrcss the enure neia,
taking the growing grain crop out by
the roots.
California Bill Requiring State's
O. R. Passed by Senate.
SACRAMENTO. May S. A state mov
ing-plcture censor commission with full
power to pass upon all motion pictures
exhibited in California Is provided for
In a bill which passed the upper House
today by a vote of 24 to 2.
By the terms of the act the Governor
Is required to appoint a commission
composed of three members, who shall
draw a salary of 12400 each a year and
who shall Inspect and stamp every film
shown In the ft ate. It provides for
levying a tax of one-tenth of 1 cent a
lineal foot on each original film, and
one-twentieth of a cent a foot on Ju-
plloa tea-
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Special Meeting of
Cabinet Called.
New Treaty Possible Before
Law Goes Into Effect.
Contention May Bo Made That Pres
ent Agreement Is Violated In
Spirit Bryan May Suggest .
Waiting on Courts.
WASHINGTON. May. 8. The Japa
nese government, through Ambassador
Chinda, will acquaint Secretary Bryan
early tomorrow of the nature of Its ob
jections to the anti-alien land bill
awaiting Governor Johnson's signature
in California, and by noon it Is expect
ed that the position of the United
States Government will have been de
fined to the Ambassador.
This understanding followed confer
ences which Secretary Bryan had late
today with President Wilson and with
Ambassador Chinda. Secretary Bryan
had to hurry away to Baltimore to at
tend a dinner there and he talked with
Ambassador Chinda only a few minutes,
arranging to meet him at 9:30 o'clock
tomorrow. Immediately after which, by
special arrangement, the President and
his Cabinet will meet to discuss the
Japanese protest. Afterward, Mr.
Bryan will confer again with Ambas
sador Chinda explaining the attitude
of the Administration.
Referendum Slay Delay Issue.
Secretary Bryan discussed the Call
foVnia situation at length with John
Bassett Moore, counsellor of the De
partment It is believed here that the refer
endum movement being urged by Theo
dore Bell, of San Francisco, may have
the effect of postponing the entire
question for a psriod long enough for
the United States and Japan to arrive
at an understanding or perhaps nego
tiate a new treaty covering . disputed
While Secretary Bryan declined to
discuss the referendum, and White
House officials were equally reticent,
it Is known that friends of the Ad
ministration have told the President
there would be no difficulty In getting
sufficient signers in California to
compel a referendum at the polls on
the antt-allen bill.
Jfohnsoa to Be Advised.
In the meantime It Is expected that
the President or Secretary Bryan will
sdvlse Governor Johnson of the atti
tude of the Federal Government. The
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I " PAYlErtt, I WiU flOlA ARISE
The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 42
degrees; minimum. 53 degree.
TODAY'S Showers; westerly winds.
Windsor castle to be closed during London
season Is fear of militant outrages.
Page S.
Tariff bill passed by' tbe House. Page 1.
Japan to present today Its formal protest
against anti-alien law. Fags 1.
Witness declares Illinois Lieutenant-Governor
was on guard against "fraraeup."
Page 5.
Warrants nut for aviators accused of Intent
to aid Mexican rebels. Page 6.
White woman tells of being beaten by Jack
Johnson. Page 3.
Roosevelt tells peace conference he would
arbitrate with Britain. Page 2.
Mrs. Meniam oollapses under strain of di
vorce suit scandal. Page 3.
Colonel Harvey tells of J. P. Morgan's desire
to be of service to his country. Page 1.
Church unity meeting held with plans
formed tor world's conference. Page 1.
Joe Mandot declared to be no mean antag
onist for Bud Anderson. Page 8.
Oregon expects to win from Washington In
today's meet. Page -9.
Pacific Coast League results: Sacramento 4,
Portland 1: Venice 7, Oakland 0 (seven
Innings, rain); San Francisco 6, Los An
geles Page 8.
Northwestern League results: Victoria 4, Ta
comk S; other games postponed, rain.
Page S.
Nine teams entered In Paciflo Coast confer
ence meet tomorrow. Page 9.
Paciflo Korth ent.
Oregon Aggies to meet Washington College
in debate Saturday. Page 7.
Colony of Russians buys large Linn County
tract of land. Page 7.
North Bend High School wins debating
championship of state. Page 7.
Vice Inquiry hinted at Seattle. Page 1.
SoctaltBt at Marsbfleld agrees to obey
street-speaking ordtnance. Page 4.
Death of Insured son laid to mother.
.Page 16.
Striking wireless operators fall to delay de
parture of Latoucbe. Page 5.
Spokane woman arrested on charge of poi
soning Insured son. Page 7.
Commercial and Marine.
Farmers' pool of bluestem wheat sells at
high price. Page 21.
Government report Indicates record Winter
wheat crop. Page 21.
Wheat lower at Chicago on liberal selling.
Page 31.
Stock prices not affected by day's develop
ments. Page 21.
F. N. Pendleton Is named to Port of Portland
Commission. Page 20.
Portland and Vicinity.
Filings for city offices reach 45, with 76
petitions In circulation, r-age it
Ministers to scrutinize candidates tor city
office. Page 12.
Multnomah Club Is dance host. Page 13.
Conference for conservation of human life
opens at Reed College today. Page 16.
La France tells how he obtained corpse and
entangles alleged medical students. Page
Rose Festival deficit shrinking slowly,
page 16.
Gateways hearing opens In Portland today.
Page 14.
Minister heads committee of 100. Page 1.
Animal, Left Behind in Encounter
With Police, Followed Home.
SPOKANK. Wash., May 8. After a
horse had led detectives to a house oc
cupied by two men, already under bond
because of larceny charges, warrants
were issued today charging the two
men with attempts to rob.
The horse had been left behind in a
lumber yard last night when Detective
Benway shot at the men and in return
waa shot through the left leg.
The horse, attached to the wagon,
was turned loose and. followed by the
two detectives, when to a house In the
suburbs that the police alleged was oc
cupied by the men named In the war
Financier Devoted to
Land of Nativity.
Message Sent to Wilson Offer-
ing Help When Needed.
Comment on Effect or Testimony Be.
fore Pujo Committee Revelation
of Aspiration . to Merit
Fellow-Men's Approval.
NEW YORK, May 8. When you see
Mr. Wilson tell him for me that H
ever there should come a time when he
thinks any influence or resources that
I have can be used for the country,
they are wholly at his disposal."
These, the last words of J. P. Morgan
spoken to Colonel George Harvey the
day before Mr. Morgan sailed for Eu
rope, never to return alive, were
r.intori tnnisrht In an address by Col
onel Harvey before a gathering of
bankers and other representative men
at a dinner of the Trust Companies of
America, Mr. Morgan was a Republi
can anil in the words of Colonel Har
vey, not only "regarded the political
views advanced Dy Mr. wnoon m
honest apprehension but never con
sidered the Democratic party fully
capable of governing this nation.
Morgan's Patriotism Defended.
His message to the new president
Colonel Harvey cited as measuring the
depths of the man's patriotism. . col
onel Harvey said:
"The election has taken place, the ln-
oi-itohia had hannened. ' and using
sn.oVoi. Cannon's shrase. Mr. Wilson
had become Mr. Morgan's president as
much as mine perhaps, in fact, a little
more. Anyhow, there was no con
straint on our conversation when I saw
him for tha last time In his library on
the day before he 'went away. He was
optimistio regarding the country ana i
naturally spoke hopefully of the pros
n or the comlner administration.
"Suddenly turning those piercing
eyes on me, Mr. Morgan saia:
Tin vou remember that American
speech you made In LondonT I re-,Kor-.ri
vrtv well. It was not a
speech only a few remarks at the
close of a private dinner in repiy to
... onoiir-izad svcoDhant who had mis
takenly thought to curry favor with
Mr. .Morgan by speaking contemptu
nnoiir of Mr. Bryan, who, on the pre
ceding day, as It happened. I had in
troduced to him at a reception.
Poet's Words Recalled.
" "And do you recall," asked Mr,
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At Private Meeting Attended by
Every Denomination, First Steps
Are Worked Out.
XEW YORK, May ' 8. At the first
conference today in the Interest of the
union of Christian churches, represen
tatives from practically all the Protes
tant communions were in attendance.
Bishop David H. Greer, of the Protes
tant Episcopal Church, presided. Steps
for hastening the coming world con
ference on church unity were dis
It is purposed to hold this world
conference in some American or Eu
ropean city in the next year. It will
be attended by leaders of every de
nomination and a programme of unity
adopted. On leaving the conference,
which was private. Bishop Greer said
lie was hopeful for the success of the
In a formal statement Issued by the
conferees, the announcement Is made
that the Archbishops of Canterbury
and York have appointed a representa
tive body of delegates from the Eng
lish church. It is also announced that
the meeting was chiefly devoted to
Uscussion of the best methods of ap
proaching the churches not repre
Man Charged With Breaking Prom
ise to Re-Wed Divorced Wife.
Charges that her divorced husband,
Luke F. Knowlton, city passenger agent
of the North Bank road, induced her to
give him a half Interest in a house cost
ing 12800, which she caused to be built
under an arrangement that they were
to be remarried, and that he then mar
ried another woman, are made by Lil
lian M. Knowlton In a suit to recover
$25,000 for breach of promise Instituted
In Circuit Court yesterday. She asserts
that her former husband refuses to
give up his half interest and that, in
defiance of their agreement, he married
Myrtle Davis in March, of this year.
Lillian M. Knowlton and Luke M.
Knowlton were -divorced three or four
years ago after several years of married
life. She originally was Lillian M.
Stevenson, daughter of D. O. Steven
son. Mrs. Knowlton gives March 1.
1811, as the date of their contract to
Man In Sack of Stones to Be Dropped
From Woodland Bridge.
Residents of Woodland, Wash., on
the main line of the Northern Pacific,
the Great Northern and the O.-W. R.
& N. Company, 35 miles out of Portland,
are preparing to celebrate the comple
tion of a new wagon road bridge across
the Lewis River near that place, and
have Invited representative citizens of
the surrounding territory, including
Portland, to Join In the festivities.
Professor Arthur Cavil, swimming
Instructor at the Multnomah Club and
champion swimmer of the world, will
be thrown from the bridge In a sack
weighted down with stones. He prom
ises to release himself while under
water. Three or four of the swimmers
at the Multnomah Club will accompany
him and give exhibitions.
Albce Sajs He Will Put Ginger Into
His Race fr Mayoralty.
The campaign of H. R. Albee for
Mayor under the commission charter
was opened last night with a meeting
at the Henry building, which also
served to dedicate the new headquar
ters, from which Mr. Albee's friends
propose to launch such a well-organized
campaign that every voter in the city
will be reached and will learn of the
qualifications of their candidate. Mr.
Albee outlined his plan of campaign.
"In the past I have never put enough
ginger into a campaign to suit my
friends," he declared, "but I have my
dander up and will follow any pace that
may be set for me. I am In this fight
to win. and I am willing to work 22
hours a day to do It."
International Fleet May Hold Scu
tari Pending Final Settlement.
LONDON, May 8. The Ambassador
ial conference sat for two hours today,
but reached no Important decision. It
Is not expected that the conference will
reassemble before May 20.
In the meantime proposals defining
the limits and status of the New Al
bania will be submitted to the Euro
pean governments. The peace congress
will assemble in London and presum
ably detachments from the interna
tional fleet will take possession of
Scutari pending final settlement.
Berkeley Man Remembers Employe
With Sixth of Estate.'
BERKELEY, Cal., May 8. To his
stenographer. Miss E . Lillian Foss. the
late Edwin R. Norton, who was com
missioner of publlo supplies' here, be
queathed in his will, fixed In the Pro
bate Court today, the Norton residence,
which has been appraised at $10,000,
Miss Foss had been In Norton's em
ploy four years.
The remainder of the estate, all of
which approximates $60,000, is left to
relatives and friends. Norton waa a
Candidates' Records
Are to Be Known.
Rev. A. A. Morrison and A. NL
Churchill Elected.
Correct Information for Benefit of
Voters to Be Compiled and Pub
lished Sub-Committee to
Solicit Suitable Candidates. '
Investigation of the records and
capabilities of the various candidates
for offices under the commission char
ter will be compiled and published
under the direction of the "committee of
100 citizens, which met In the green
room of the Commercial Club last night
and formed a permanent organization,
with Rev. A. A. Morrison, rector of
Trinity Episcopal Church, as chairman,
and A. M. Churchill, a lawyer, as secre
tary. A committee of 10 also was author
ized to solicit suitable candidates for
the offices of Mayor and Commission
ers and, while no implication of in
dorsement was given to these new can
didates, some present favored goln
that far, should the occasion warrant It.
Following the meeting, late last
night. Dr. Morrison selected members
for the various committees, among the
most Important of which is the com
mittee to seek further satisfactory
candidates to enter the field for the
offices of Mayor and Commissioners.
The committee has no power to pledge
in any way the support or indorsement
of the committee of 100, but merely to
promise that the records of such candi
dates and their respective qualifications
shall be fully set forth, to the public.
Women on Committee.
The membors of this committee are:
G. F. Johnson, Phil S. Bates, William
A. Marshall. J. N. Teal. R. W. Ray
mond, R. L. Glisan, Mrs. Frederick Es
gert, Mrs. Henry Waldo Coe, C. D. Ma
haffle and Ben Selling. This commit
tee will meet at 10 o'clock this morn
ing at 212 Selling building. A finance
committee was named, as folows: F.
W. Chausse, Jonston Porter. Elliott It.
Corbett, C. C. Colt, Mrs. S. Hlrsch, Max
Fleischner, Carl Caulfield, Edward Hol
man, Edward Newbegln.
For the membership committee there
were named Eugene Brookings. W. H.
Fitzgerald, T. H. Burchard, Mrs. A. C.
Newlll, Father O'Hara.
A. H. Harris was named as a commit
tee of one on publicity.
The chairmen of these committees
will act with W. B. Aycr, John F.
O'Shea, Everett Logan and Dr. L. K.
Dyott as the executive committee.
The general sentiment prevailing
was that the committee of 100 citizens
should make no indorsements, although
some favored such action. Some were
of the opinion that the public would
appreciate such an indorsement, while
others felt that such indorsement would
not be appreciated by the general
No One la Indorsed.
At any rate, the meeting last night
took no action toward indorsing any
one for any office. It was agreed that
the most Important work now at hand
was the compilation of the records of
the various candidates for office and
their publication, so that the average
voter might select whom he or she
pleases, having the correct information
from which to make the choice.
Upon motion of F. W. Chausse. the
chair was -authorized to appoint all
committees, including the committee of
ten, on new candidates, membership.
Investigation, publicity and finance.
All of the committees will work sub
ject to the general direction of the
committee of 100 and will form an
executive committee to carry forward
the work between meetings of the gen
eral committee.
The' committee on Investigation was
empowered to obtain the records of the
various candidates and to expend sum
of money, if necessary, but it was ex
pressly stipulated by the general com
mittee that no professional detectives
were to be employed.
Reliable Facts Only Wanted.
It was made clear that only such In
formation as may be had from regular
channels, such a3 commercial agencies,
for illustration, shall be obtained, and
It was also made clear that it is the
special aim of the committee to provide
the public with Information which shall
be absolutely accurate and reliable,. so
that when it is published and laid be
fore the voters It cannot be refuted in
any manner.
That the committee of 100 wished to
acquaint all of the voters with the ac
tual facts about each, candidate was
impressed clearly upon those present,
and It was expressly stated that the
committee desired to make especially
prominent the good records of all the
candidates whom they think deserved
support at the hands of the electorate,
as well as the bad records of those not
deserving support.
There was difference of opinion
among those in attendance as to he
far the committee of 100 should go in
the direction of centering public atten
upon certain candidates thought to be
deserving of support, but the general
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