Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, June 06, 1913, Image 1

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    VOL.. L.III. XO. 16,390.
0, 1913.
List Taken Informally
to Capitol.
Hasty Conference of Twenty
Senators Is Called.
Word From Foreign Governments as
to Acceptability of Individuals
to Be Awaited Before An
nouncement Is Made.
WASHINGTON, June 5. President
Wilson appeared unexpectedly at the
President's room at the Capitol today
with the biggest Hat of diplomatic se
lections he has made since he took of
fice. It was the President's fifth visit to
the halls of Congress, but this time he
found the door of the "marble room"
locked. The Senate had adjourned end
the scrgeant-at-arms was taken by sur-'
"I guess I'll have to get a duplicate
key for this door." said the President,
smilingly, as the sergeant-at-arms
hastily dispatched a messenger for the
key. Hardly any Senators were in the
building-, but Secretary Tumulty soon
sent out a call for about 20 of them
and they came in Quickly from the Sen
ute office building.
RepublieanM Also Consulted.
Although the President has not defi
nite!' fixed on some of the appoint
ments, he ha.s chosen the men who will
get the posts, and about these he con
sulted Republican as well as Demo
cratic Senators.
The individuals about whom the Pres
ident talked and the countries associ
ated with' them follow:
Thomas Nelson Page, of Virginia,
Ambassador to Italy.
Justice J. Marard. of New York, to be
Ambassador to Spain when the bill
making Madrid an embassy instead of a
legation is passed, probably within a
few -weeks.
Colonel Thomas H. Birch, of New Jer
sey, to be Minister to Persia.
Princeton Secretary Rewarded.
Charles TV. McAlpin, secretary of
Princeton University, to be Minister to
the Netherlands.
Joseph K. Wlllard, of Virginia, to be
Minister to Belgium.
Major E. J. Hale, of North Carolina,
to be Minister to Costa Rica.
P. A. Stovall, of Georgia, to be Min
ister to Switzerland.
Ex-Governor McMlllin, of Tennessee,
to be Minister to Peru.
Dr. H. I Jefferson, of Colorado, to
be Minister to a South American coun
try, probably Argentine Republic.
Henry Morgauthau. of- New York, to
be Ambassador, probably to Turkey.
Albert Schmedemann. of Wisconsin,
to be Minister to Norway.
Frederick C. Penfleld. of Pennsyl
vania, probably Ambassador to Austria.
Official List Withheld.
When the President got through
talking to the Senators he met the
newspaper men in the corridor and ex
plained that his visit had been chiefly
concerned with diplomatic appointments
and that no official list would be made
public until word was received from
the various foreign governments as to
the acceptability of the individuals
The President left the Capitol as in
conspicuously as he went. The attend
ants held an elevator for him, but the
President thanked them and declined.
"I guess I'm' a good Democrat and
can walk down," he said.
Other names on the President's list
about which he consulted Senators
Kern and Shively, of Indiana, were
ex-Representative Lamb and Meredith
Nicholson, the author. The countries
to which they may be sent are said
to have been undetermined.
Woman Tells Senate Committee Red
Men Must Bo St-ir Supporting.
WASHINGTON.. June 5. Mrs. Laura'
Kellogg, a student of the American In
ctan. told the Senate Indian affairs com
mittee today only when the Bureau was
uboltshed and the Indian allowed to
tight his own problem of existence
would the red man return to the proud
place he once occupied.
She suggested the establishment, of
model villages to be conducted by the
Indians themselves. Mrs. Kellogg con
demned the Indian education system
and said that It had proved a failure.
Prince Pretender to Apply to Pope
IT Separation Suit Is Sot Settled.
PARIS, June "5. Proposals for an
amicable settlement of the suit for
separation recently brought by the
Duchess of Orleans at Brussels against
Prince Louis rhillipe. pretender to the
throne of France, thus far have been
t unsuccessful.
It is reported that if the Duchess de.
cllnes to settle the case the Prince will
apply to the Pope for a dissolution of
the marriage, which Is childless.
Arrivals Are But Vanguard of Great
Population of Orientals to Be
Sent to Neighbor Continent.
SEATTLE, Wash., June 5. (Special.
How Japan is colonizing Brazil was
given jn detail here this morning with
the arrival of the Japanese steamship
Sanuki Maru.
Fifteen hundred Japanese emigrants
were landed at Pantos, Brazil, May' 15.
They are the vanguard of a great pop
ulation to be sent to South America
to become a part of the first permanent
Japanese colony in Brazil under- the Sao
Paulo colonization " agreement recently
entered .into between Japan and Brazil.
The first award of territory com
prises approximately 150,000 acres of
agricultural land.
Another Japanese Brazilian coloniza
tion enterprise has been completed and
passengers of the Sanuki say that the
two governments have arranged for
the concession of a considerable area
of fertile country which will be settled
by Japanese. Settlers for this colony
will leave Japan about the end of the
preserft year.
Japanese contract labor Is now being
sent into South Africa and both Brazil
and Peru are being supplied with
coolies, who leave Japan under contract
with various South American industrial
organizations. The first of these con
tract laborers left Yokohama .for one
of the Peruvian ports last month ana
another shipment of 150 will go from
Yokohama on June 21. These laborers
will be employed on sugar plantations
and contracts have been made for 500
at a rate of 60 cents a day with free
Mr. Albce's "Boys" at Church Hope
Leader Will Sot Desert Them.
Mayor-elect Albee was deeply moved
yesterday when he received from "his
boys" of the Play Fair class in the
Westminster Presbyterian Church
letter, in which they expressed the
hope that his new duties would not
take him away from them. The letter
was signed by every member of the
class, Vhich he has taught for eight
"We, the undersigned members of the
Play Pair class, wish to congratulate
you on your election as Mayor of Port
land," read the letter. "While we are
glad you won your campaign, we sin
cerely hope y.our new duties will not
take -you away from us."
It was signed by Edwin E. Guy. Mer
rit B. Whitte'n, Marsh Davis, Jolrh
Holden, Max Brown, Paul M. Goodwin,
James Lakin, Sidney Robinson, Earl
Sears, Paul Wiggins, Lawrence Brown
Clifford BrasHeld. Eugene Kelly. Allan
Mann Porter Randall, Roger S. Plum
mer, Norman Edwards, Sohn Hurt,
Christopher S. Hurtt, Addison E. Kna'pp,
George J. Beggs, John McCourt, Darrell
Povey, David Povey, Raymond Kilbrun.
Donald McDonald, . Brlly N. Little, Car
roll Pulton. Lawrence Porter, Harold
Connolly, Charles Jackson.' Francis
Jackson, Raymond Versteeg, Russell
Ferguson, Martin Parelius, Winfield
McLean. R. H. Stoneroad, John Benkie,
George Hyland. Campbell Dean, Russell
New York's Mayor Will See Mc
I.oughlin Play Today.
NEW YORK, Juno S. Mayor Gaynor
will lend the" dignity, of the municipal
ity to the Davis cup International lawn
tennis matches tomorrow when he
tosses the balls into the turf enclosure
of the West, Side Club, where the
Americans and Australians will meet In
the preliminary matches of the 12th
series for the trophy. M. E. McLough.
lin, the National champion, and Horace
Rice, of Sydney, N. S. W., will be the
first competitors in the singles, start
trig at 2 o'clock. At the end of their
match R. N. Williams, of Harvard, will
play S. N. Doust, captain of the team
from the Antipodes.
All the players reported, for practice
today, despite the fact that they had
decided to rest. A. B. Jones, the Aus
tralian, who has been ill, seems to be
greatly improved in health. Lamed de
voted a lot of time and patience to
Williams, who Is not showing up as
strongly in th singles as could be
$753,898 on Deposit at Close of May
Shows Gain for Month.
At the close of business on May 31
last there was $753,898 on deposit In the
postal savings bank In Portland, an
increase of $20,550 for the month.
The number of new accounts opened
within the month was 551; the total
number since the office was opened
September 9, 1911. has been 13,943. A
total of 489 accounts were closed In
May and the total closed since the of
fice was established was 8196. leaving
in force 5757 accounts. There was
made in May 270S deposits and since
the office waa opened 53,645 accounts.
Girl Falls lYom Tree. When Out
With Joyriding Party.
MARSHFI KLD, Or., June 5: (Spe
cial.; Miss Kamona Ladd, aged about
18. while out with a party of jov
riders last evening was dared to climb
a tree in Empire.
She climbed up about 30 feet and the
branch broke and she fell.. She is In
Mercy Hospital, and it is said her
back was broken by tbe fall.
Tax According to Out
put Proposed. '
Amendment Has Approval of
Senator Hitchcock, Author of Plan,
Believes It Would Compel Real
Dissolution Borah Would
Bar Infant-Made Goods.
WASHINGTON, June 5. In accord
with suggestions of Attorney-General
McReynolds. Senator Hitchcock, of Ne
braska, introduced today an anti-trust
amendment to the Underwood tariff
Dill which would levy a SDeclal ad
ditional excise .tax on a sliding or
graduated scale on manufactures of ci
gars, tobacco, cigarettes and snuff. The
amendment, coming from, a Democratic
member, will receive thorough con
sideration from the finance committee.
The progressive excise tax proposed
would not' reach a manufacturer until
he controlled about 25 per cent of the
total production of the articles. Over
that amount he would be taxed in a
sliding scale on tobacco 1 cent a noun
for the first 1,000,000 pounds per
quarter; 2 cents a pound for the second
1.000,000 pounds and so on up to 6
cents a pound.
These graduated taxes would be In
addition to the regular 8 cents a pound
tax that all manufacturers pay on to
bacco. The same is true of the pro
gressive tax on cigars, cigarettes and
Ordinary Concerns Not Affected.
Companies of ordinary size would not
be subject to this because It does not
apply to a production below 8,000,000
pounds of tobacco or 4,000,000 pounds
or snuff a year, so -that of the 2700 to
bacco companies In the country, prob
ably only three would be affected, and
of the 7 3 snuff companies, only three
would be taxed. In the matter of
cigarettes the tax would fall only on
two or three companies out of 478, and
of the 20.000 cigar companies only two
have a production -large enough to be
Seventy million dollars was the
amount of th total excise last year on
tobacco products and Senator Hitch
cock has estimated that if the proposed
tax had been levied on last year's busi
ness, the former trust concerns" would
have paid the additional tax as follows
American Tobacco Company, S7.500.000
Leggett & Myers, 3,100,000; Lorillard
& Co.. $144,000: American Snuff Com
pany, $77,000; George W. Helm Com
pany, $69,000; Weyman & Burton Com
pany, $51,000.
"There also would have been com
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The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature.
72.5 degrees: minimum, 47 degrees
TODAY S Fair and w armer ; uo rther 1 y
Lobby inquiry to take in everything that
resemDiea organised effort to influence
tariff votes. page 2.
"Wilson visit capitol with list of diplomatic
appointments, rage x.
Garrison would amend Army law to provide
lor use ot militia in foreign service.
Page 6.
Tariff blow aimed at tobacco trust. Page 1.
Japanese rejoinder opens way to "friendly
negotiations. Page 5. -
Chamberlain objects to renewing arbitra
tion pact. Fa go 5.
Governor West says Interior Department
has too much "dead timber." Page 2.
Missouri off it-ial says woman workers are
as firmly In bondage as African slaves.
Page 3.
Statesmen beat newspapermen In spelling
Pacific Northwest.
Governor West criticised for pardon of
George ju. jjioogett, confessed muraerer.
Page 7.
Union, Or.. live.stock show opens under
fairest skies. Page 6.
Great Japanese colony is started in Brazil,
x ooum America. Page 1.
Chris von der Ahe, once owner of St. Louis
.Drowns, oiea poor. Page S. i
Cloee sets feature of tennis at Irvlngton
v-iud tournament. - page o.
Northwestern League results: Portland 3. '
victoria l; T acorn a 5, Vancouver 2; Seat- j
tie 3, Spokane 0. Page 8.
Pacific Coast League results: Portland 10.
Oakland 6; San Francisc 5. Venloe 0;
Lob Angeles , Sacramento 7. Page 8.
One of three giant boxers to meet Madden
at Brooklyn Club smoker next Thurs
day. Page 9.
Commercial and Marine.
English buyers offer higher prices for hops.
Page 19.
Brisk bidding for wool at Ehaniko sale.
Page 10.
Negotiations for buyinjr Martin estate prop
erty for dock site agreed to. Page 18
Portland and Vicinity.
Captain Riley to succeed Slover as poliee
Chief on June 25. Page 13.
Louis w. Hill challenges Newell to sue him
for libel. . Page 1.
Schoolchildren to be given two half-holidays
Festival week. Page 4. ,
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 14.
Percentage of women voters to registration
greater than men. Page 12.
Rout of Rose Festival auto parade is an
nounced. Page 14.
Incoming administration anxious for depart
mental assignments. Page 12.
Milton Margulls is in lead in race for boy
Mayor. page 5.
Island dwellers forced to seek mainland for
safety. Page 3 8.
River parade In honor of King of Rose Fes
tival to be three miles long. Page 14.
Physicians Examine 300 babies In eugenics
contest. Page 1.
Miss Lucile Smith guest of honor at Miss
Kloslercnan'B reception. Pago "11.
E. C. Von Klein angers judge and loses
. special court privileges. Page 3.
Labor men of West take" up immigration
problem in conference in Portland
Page 4.
All Members of Church Ordered to
Refrain From Use in Any Form.
WARSAW, Ind.,,June 6. The interna
tional;., conference of the Dunkards, in
session here today, decided that mem
bers-of the church must refrain from
use of tobacco In any form.
Seattle. Wash., was selected as the
place for holding the 1914 conference.
Flldes Portrait of King Withdrawn
From Royal Academy.
LONDON", June 5. The Fildes por
trait of Kin? Edward, in his corona
tion robes, lent to the Royal Academy
by Queen Alexandra, has been with
drawn for fear that the suffragettes
may attempt to damage It.
Eugenics Test Is Ap
plied to 300.
Tots' Show at Multnomah
Proves Attractive.
With Aid of Parents, Two Score of
Nurses and Other Assistants Large
Xtimber of Lusty Youngsters
Are Scored for Prize.
Beautiful, healthy babies 300 of
them paraded in and out of the Hotel
Multnomah yesterday. They were at
tended by their mothers and fond rel
atives and were there to participate in
the "better-babies" contest, held under
the auspices of the Woman's Auxiliary
of the North Portland Improvement
Club. Never before had the famous
hostelry housed such an assemblage.
Subscription . balls, conventions, din
ners, ail sorts of functions pale Into
Insignificance beside the evert of yes
terday. Early in the morning the babies be
gan to appear. After being registered
they were undressed and given into
the care of the attending nurses, who
took them to be measured on boards
and tables of the latest approved style.
The tiny youngsters were weighed in
a basket, and those who could stand
alone stepped on the scales Just as
a grown-up would do.
The chest, arms, legs, condition of
spine, abdomen, neck, ears, throat
all were tested by specialists. Some
of the youngsters yelled lustily, es
pecially when the doctors were looking
for adenoids, but the majority were
good natured. There were about 45
physicians, two score of nurses and
several of the club women assisting
during the day, and they all had their
hands full. -
Bluet System Used.
The psychological tests were an In
teresting part- of the baby show. These
were made somewhat on the order of
the Binet system and Included the most
up-to-date ideas advanced by those in
terested in eugenics. The babies were
given colored pictures and various
articles to play with, and on their
score cards were given credit for their
powers of perception as compared with
the normal standard. " The tots were
all anxious to hear the physlcan's
watch tick, and some of them were In
sulted when they couldn't keep the
watch; but there was so much else to
attract their attention ' that they soon
forgot to cry.
A pretty, young woman who entered
her baby proudly remarked that it was
her twelfth, and she herself was only
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"Hydrocephalus" Stumps Poindcx
tcr. While Chamberlain Falls
Before "Caseic."
WASHINGTON. June 0. An old-fashioned
spelling bee. conducted by the
National Press Club of Washington and
billed as a contest between "newspaper
men and statesmen" was won tonight
by Representative Willis, of Ohio, after
13 Washington correspondents, seven
Senators and seven members of the
House had been "spelled down."
It was an evening of merriment In
which President Wilson, Secretary
Bryan and a host of other official folk
engaged- Secretary of Agriculture
Houston, long a schoolmaster, was the
"pronouncer." He encouraged the
spellers at first by a series of easy
words, giving Senator Ashurst, of
Arizona, "cactus" and Senator Polndex
ter "moose." But soon he dealt the
most difficult words he had been able
to find after a careful search of the dic
tionary. Senator Chamberlain, though he
comes from a state famed for dairying,
went down before "caseic." which
means "pertaining to cheese." The ranks
of the 30 spellers thinned quickly and
finally only Senator Polndexter, of
Washington, and Representative Willis
remained. The Senator misspelled
"hydrocephalus" and to Mr. Willis, a
former- schoolmaster himself, was
awarded the championship.
Some of the words missed on were
canteloupe, exsiccate, fuchsia, cedre-
laceous, cautchous, daguerreotype, fol
iaceoua, ecumenical, laryngeal, recon
nolssance. desuetude, epicene, gneiss,
cacique and quintessence.
Before the spelling bee. Secretary
Bryan read an "ode to the printing
press." The President saw and heard
for the first time some talking-moving
pictures. The occasion was the annual
ladles' night celebranon of the Na.
tlonal Press Club.
Seattle Labor Leaders Would Com
bat Steamship Firms' Plans,
SEATTLE. Wash., June 5. (Special.)
E. B. Ault. editor of the Seattle
Union Record, and Charles W. Doyle,
business manager of the Seattle Cen
tral Labor Council, left for PortlarM
this morning to represent organized
labor of Seattle at the Coast conference
on immigration to be held in that city
under the auspices of the Portland Cen
tral Labor Council. .
The conference, which is the first of
its kind ever held on the Coast, Is for
the purpose of thoroughly discussing
labor problems, which. It is believed,
axe confronting the Northwest and the
entire Coast with the opening of the
Panama Canal, and the flood of cheap
foreign labor which is expected to en
ter the Coast ports when the canal is
Local labor leaders say they have
definite knowledge of the fact ' that
steamship companies have made ar
rangements for the cheap transporta
tion of immigrants from foreign coun
Militant Who Leaped Among Horses
Regains Consciousness.
EPSOM. England, . June 6. Emily
Wilding Davison, the militant suf
fragette who yesterday caused a sen
sation by leaping at the King's horse
and seizing his reins while he was gal
loping at full speed In the race for the
Derby, recovered consciousness at noon
today. Phe took slight nourishment,
but was unable to reply to questions.
Miss Davison is one of the best-
known English suffragettes. She is a
young woman of high education, an
honor graduate of London University
and of the final honor school at Ox
ford. The police today notified the au
thorities of the Epsom hospital that
Miss Davison must be regarded as a
prisoner. The surgeon in charge said
that It would be several weeks before
she is able to leave the hospital.
Sensational Testimony Expected at
Seattle Again Today.
SEATTLE, WasiTTjune B. (Special.)
Further sensational testimony is ex
pected tomorrow when the hearing on
the complaint of the Northwestern
Long Distance Telephone Company, of
Portland, against the Pacific Telephone
& Telegraph Company, in which the
former alleges undue discrimination
in routing long-distance calls over the
Pacific companies' lines instead of the
lines of the Home company, will be re
sumed In the assembly-room of the
Chamber of Commerce.
The Northwestern Company some
time ago appealed to the State Public
Service Commission for relief and a
hearing lasting several days was held.
On May 7 the hearing was postponed
to June 6.
House Committee Favors Definite
Limit on Appropriations.
WASHINGTON, June 5. The Shirley
plan for a budget committee of the
House to regulate appropriations, fixing
a total for each session and allotlng
this among the various appropriation
committees, was agreed to with some
modifications. at a meeting today of the
special committee on budget named at
a recent Democratic caucus.
The committee will take final action
tomorrow on a draft of the plan with
the idea suggested today Incorporated.
Reclamation Service Is
Hotly Denounced
Railroad Men Back From Cen
tral Oregon Tour.
"Bureau Expensive Organization for
People of United States and Is
Woeful Failure," Says Assail
antHill Party Divides.
Dilatory and expensive methods and
failure to look after the interest of
settlers on Government lands were a
few of the accusations made against
F. H. Newell, head of the Federal
Reclamation Service, by L. W. Hill,
chairman of the board of directors of
the Great Northern Railway, at com
pletion of a trip which he has Just
made through Central and Eastern Ore
gon and parts of Idaho.
The Hill party broke up late Wednes
day night at Nampa, Idaho, Mr. Hill and
his St. Paul guests going direst to the
East, while J." H. Young, president, and
A. M. Lupfer, chief engineer of the
North Bank; W. P. Davidson, president
of the Oregon Washington Coloniza
tion Company, and Fred W. Graham,
Western industrial and immigration
agent of the Great Northern, came to
Accompanying Mr. Toung and mem
bers of his party on their arrival yes
terday morning was "Bill" Hanley. the
"sage of Oregon" and the owner of a
considerable portion of the interior of
the state, who quite agrees with Mr.
Hill In his opinion of Mr. Newell and
the Reclamation Service. In fact, Mr.
Hanley made speeches at Burns, On
tario and other places in which he
lauded Mr. Hill for his attacks on the
reclamation chief and his work- and
in which he added a few sharp sen
tences of pointed criticism of his own.
Will K. King Hears Attack. ,
The meeting at Ontario was enliv
ened by the presence of Will It. King,
recently appointed by President Wil
son as counsel for the Reclamation
Service. Judge King replied to Mr.
Hill's remarks, but failed either to de
fend or to add to the criticism of Mr.
Newell and his methods.
On his recent trip through the state.
Mr. Hill was called upon for an address
at nearly every place he visited. The
one, though, to which he gave expres
sion more than any other was his hos
tility to the Newell system.
"And they were the best speeches I
ever heard him make," said "Bill" Han
ley yesterday.
"He Just tore Into Newell and told
of how he is holding up the progress .
of the state and of how his practices
make the land under the reclamation
projects, so expensive that the farmers
cannot afford to buy.
Men on round deeded.
"Of course, It is all right for him to
sit back there in Washington and fig
ure out how work ought to be done,
but what we need Is the attention of a
few more fellows who are acquainted
with the situation as it really Is. Wj
want 'men on the ground. I believe
Judge-King will be a great help to us
out here. He knows the country and
knows what is needed to develop It. I
never could see much in. this fellow
tMr. Davidson reports that Mr. Hill
assailed Mr. Newell from every angle,
accusing him of incompetence, extrava
gance and lack of interest in the peo
ple who are coming to tbe West to live
upon the land being watered by the
irrigation project of the Reclamation
"It these things are not true I want
Mr. Newell to sue me for libel." Mr.
Hill is reported to have declared at
Burns, at Ontario and at Caldwell, Ida
ho. "1 have the information and know
what I am talking about. If lie wants
to have these charges aired in court I
can produce evidence to show that the
Reclamation Bureau is a mighty costly
Institution for the people of the United
States and a woful failure so far a
redeeming the land of the West is
Large Territory Covered.
In the four days beginning last Sun
day the Hill party covered more than
450 miles by automobile,' visited 11
towns, attended 'four public banquets
and visited with hundreds of people.
Leaving Portland Saturday night, they
arrived in Redmond early Sunday morn
ing. They started the same day for
Burns, stopping at Prineville on the'
way and reaching Burns the same
night. They stayed there the nes.t
day. Then they went to the Hanley
ranch and were the guests of "Bill" for
a day or so. Next they visited Harney,
Dewsey, Boulah, Wastfall, Vale and
Ontario. They were entertained at
Ontario by the Commercial Club and
were taken on an automobile trip
through the orchards of that district.
It was Mr. Hill's first trip through
the interior for more than a year. Ho
and all other members of his party
were surprised to see the growth. They
found many homesteaders arriving.
Others who had already taken up
their claims were returning to renew
their residences and to arrange tor
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