Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, August 06, 1913, Page 2, Image 2

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Letter in Lobby Inquiry Says
Mrs. Bryan Is Making
Secretary's Clothes.
Attempt to Amend Committee
Rates on Automobiles
Fails in Senate.
Ex-Senator Foraker Mild in His
Characterisation of Mulliall,
AYhom He Regards as Hav
ing Been Overestimated.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. From the
files of the National Association of
Manufacturers today came the details
of tiie legislative activities of the
widest range extending from the home
districts of Members of Congress
throughout the country to the White
House and the Capital.
The Senate lobby investigators pur
sued their inquiry by an examination
of ex-Senator Foraker, of Ohio. The
House committee got under way and
placed in the record a hundred letters
from the files of James A. Emery, chief
counsel for the National Association of
From attempts to influence the selec
tion of the labor and judiciary com
mittees of the House, the discussion
of the possibility of coupling currency
legislation with the tariff bill at the
present session of Congress from con
versations with Majority Leader Oscar
Underwood of the House, to letters and
telegrams to Presidents Wilson and
Taft, the correspondence covered every
field of public policy and legislative
i;niery Admit Hli Part.
Frankly and quietly Emery on the
Etand indicated that he had recom
mended a. contribution of $300 to-op
pose Representative Buchanan, of 1111
nois. for re-election, or told of per
sonal interviews with leaders and
members of Congress in his attempts
to influence the naming of committee
or to prevent the enactment of legisla
tion urged by organized labor.
Discussing the recent sundry civil
bill, with its provision prohibiting the
expenditure of certain funds for the
prosecution of farmers and .labor
unions under the Sherman law, Emery
wrote to President John Kirby, Jr., of
the association on March 7, 1913, after
President Taft had vetoed the bill
I want to emphasize as hard as
1 can the importance of laying up
for a tremendous demonstration when
this bill reaches President Wilson, as
it probably will, with the same provi
sion in it. You will then have an
early opportunity to demonstrate
whether the glittering Democratic
motto, 'Equal rights for all and spe
cial privileges for none,' means any-
thing, or whether the Administration
has surrendered completely or will
merely turn over the Department of
Protest Declared I'selens.
"I note, by the way, your reference
to a letter from C. W. Post on the
question of a, procest over the appoint
. nent of Wileon (Secretary of Labor).
A protest on this subject is a -mere
waste'. 'of breath, and, on thewhole, I
am inclined to think that the whote
purpose of this department will"-, be
shown up quicker with the union In
control of it than in any other way.
Gompers will run tt characteristically
with a high hand, and if the whole
thing does not smell te heaven within
a year I shall be very much astonished.
By that time Democratic simplicity
probably will mean a union label on
the White House stationery and the
President conferring with the Waiters'
l-nion over the appointment of his
"At present we have nothing more
startling in Jefferson simplicity tnan
the news that Mrs. Bryan is making
a new suit for the Secretary of State
and ginger ale would be served at the
dinner for the British ambassador.
Toothpicks, of course, will be an
after-dinner . course at all Cabinet
receptions, and the demand for dress
suits will be confined to waiters in
the hotels."
Foraker Mild In Criticism.
Ex-Senator Foraker's testimony be
fore the Senate committee, so far as it
related to Mulhall, was mild by com
parlson with the denunciation of Mul
hall indulged in by other witnesses.
Foraker amused his hearers by the
calm way he talked of Miflhall's desire
to appear with prominent men. talk
with them and report what he thought'
they thought to hi employers. He said
he never took Mulhall seriously.
Foraker said he had known Mulhall
since 18S3, when he (.Foraker) was
candidate for Governor of Ohio. He did
not know how active Mulhall was In
his behalf in that campaign.
"I don't remember that I ever asked
him to work for me, and I don't know
whether I asked him not to," he said.
Foraker denied that he ever favored
any legislation wanted by the National
Association of Manufacturers or that
he talked with Mulhall about legislation
in Washington. He said he frequently
talked to men in the Cabinet, however,
in those days about legislation.
Before we got so good as we are
now," he said. "I thought it was all
right to answer questions. Of course, I
never had any idea that these conver
sations were to be made the basis of
reports by some lobbyists."
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Prominent New Yorker in Car
on Night of. Jewel Robbery.
Trinkets, Rings, Brooches, Pendants,
Necklaces, Earrings and Fins of
Diamonds, Pearls, Sapphires
and Moonstones Are Gone.
1. Y. AY. Leader Blocks Pence AJtter
All Demands Are Granted.
DULl'TH, Minn., Aug. 5. Although
the strikers at the Allouez ore docks
had signified a willingness to go to
work today, and the company had made
all the concessions the strikers had
asked, an Industrial Workers of the
World leader succeeded in stopping the
negotiatians for ending the strike and
the strikers finally voted to remain
The men who had been brought here
to act as strikebreakers quit in a body.
The dock officials had granted all de
mands originally made by the strikers,
and also had promised an increase in
pay of lo cents a day, which was a
later issue brought up by the men.
Mayor Konkel, of Superior, attempted
to address the strikers, but they re
fused to listen to him after he had en
gaged in a wordy battle with the In
dustrial Workers of the World leaders.
City Wins Its Demands.
DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 5. The
threatened trouble between the city of
Detroit and the Detroit United Street
itanways company, caused by the re
f usal of the company, to charge 3-cent
fares on all lines where franchises
have expired, was halted today when a
temporary agreement was reached by
representatives of the traction com
pany and city officials. Including
flavor .Marx.
The street railway company agreed
to nearly all of the important demands
made by the city.
NEW YORK. Aug. E. (Special.) The
search for the missing Hanan jewels
was taken up In this city today by S.
fiemwlck. of -the National Detective
Agency of Providence, R. I. A member
of a prominent New York family is
said to have been in the mysterious
automobile seen at Narragansett Pier
on the night the jewels dlsapnearea.
"Our orders from the person who
employed us," said Mr. Semwlck to
day. "are to get the Jewels, without
regard to person or family, and that
is just what we propose to do.
A complete list of the missing jewels,
which has never been published before
was obtained today. Instead of the
total value being 1150,000, as at first
stated, the gems are now said to be
worth a trifle over $60,000. Here is
the list:
One platinum watch, square shaped
studded with diamonds, with the mono
gram "E. E. H."
One black ribbon bow knot breastpin,
outlined with diamonds.
One pair earrings to. match breast
One -pair large sapphire earrings.
surrounded by wreath of diamonds.
One sapphire pendant, star shaped,
surrounded by diamonds.
One large pair pale pink coral ear
rings, with large diamond mounted on
one sapphire broocn, surrounded by
wreath of diamonds.
One coral brooch, shape of rose.
One large solitaire ring, half-inch
square setting, set in black enamel.
One round moonstone, nearly one
inch across, surrounded by two rows
of diamonds.
One rope of pearls, quarter Inch, con
taining between 175 and 185 pearjs,
with black diamond set in clasp, sur
rounded by smaller diamonds.
One pearl necklace with Indian seed,
red seed, every two and one-half
inches between the pearls.
One diamond horseshoe pin, quite
One diamond faced watch, attached
to diamond bow knot.
One seal ring, with coat of arms, ini
tial "H.
This list, according to detectives.
comprises but a small part of the col
lection owned by Mrs. Hanan.
Another important development In
the Narragansett Pier cases today was
the statement of detectives who have
been connected with one or the other
of the cases, Rumsey robbery, and the
disappearance of the Hanan gems bad
no connection.
It was simply a coincidence, they
say, that the two affairs came so close
together. They are emphatic in declar
ing that the person who robbed the
Rumsey and Harriman homes had noth
ing to do with the Hanan case.
Another development today was
rumor that the Rumsey Jewels had
been discovered in Denver.
screen, and explained by J. B. Strauss,
president of the Strauss Bascule Bridge
Company, of Chicago. The plans were
shown in a local moving-picture house
at the noon hour, that the business men
could have time to see them.
The estimated cost of the bridge
proper is between $1, 125, 000 and $1,150.
000, and the total cost, including all
embankments, approaches and secon
dary bridges, and the real estate neces
sary at either end of the structure, is
estimated at between $l,o00,000 and
1,600,000. . .
' The design shown today Is known' as
the Strauss trunnion bascule draw
bridge, which does not limit the size
of vessels - passing through the draw
span, as is the case in other types of
The plans drawn from the prelimi
nary survey made by Ralph Modjeski
include 11 spans over the main river,
one of which is the bascule span; eight
spans over the Oregon slough and three
spans over the Columbia siougn; orna
mental concrete spans over the pro
posed Columbia boulevard and O.-W. R.
& N. tracks. The plans call for a 20
foot roadway for streetcars and auto
mobiles between the trusses, and two
cantilever extensions carrying each an
eight or ten-foot driveway for slow
moving vehicles, and a four-foot walk
on either side.
Mr. Etrauss emphasized the fact his
company's bridge crossing the Black
Rock River Harbor at Buffalo and
crossing the Gatun River on the Pan
ama Canal has been accepted by the
Government of the United States and
other bridges by the Canadian and Rus.
sian governments.
Details of Vancouver Span Are Ex
plained on "Movie" Screen.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Aug. 5. (Spe
cial.) Bridge boosters and those in
terested in the proposed Pacific high
way bridge across the Columbia River,
today had the pleasure and instruction
of looking at plans of a standard
Etrauss bascule 'bridge thrown on
Houston Concerned Over De
ficiency in Supply.
Saulsbury Assails Protection and
Socialism as "Twin Evils and
Ill-Omened Birds" and Pre
dicts Success for Measure.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. Senate Dem
ocrats succeeded today for the first
time in speeding up on the tariff bill,
making considerable progress in the
metal schedule despite protests of Sen
ators Oliver, Smith of Michigan, Cum
mins and Smoot against many of the
Chief opposition centered in the rates
on automobiles, which the committee
fixed' at 15 per cent on cars valued at
11000 or less; 30 per cent on cars val
ued at more than $1000 and less then
$1500; 45 per cent on cars valued at
$1500 and over, and 30 per cent on auto
mobile parts. Senators Cummins apd
Smoot both insisted that the rates on
completed cars would be useless, be
cause all foreign cars would be brought
in at the 30 per cent rate, in parts.
Efforts of Senator Oliver also were
unavailing to increase the rates on iron
products. His argument was that bar
iron was more costly of production than
the conversion of steel from pig Iron.
Before consideratln of the schedule be
gan Senator Saulsburj-, of Delaware,
discussed the tariff generally, predict
ing success for the bill and assailing
protection and socialism as "twin evils
and ill-omened birds."
Senator Brandegee sought to amend
the automobile rates by making the
rates on chassis eq ial to the rates on
finished cars 4a per cent oti chassis or
high-priced cars and 30 per cent on
chassis cars valued at $1000 or less
th;.n $1500 and 15 per cent on chassis
of cars valued at less than $1000. The
amendment was lost 46 to 21. Senators
Brlstow, Crawford, Cummins, Gronna,
Sherman and Sterling, of the minority,
voted with the Democrats against it.
The eommittee rates were then ap.
The 25 per cent rate on bicycles and
motorcycles also was agreed to. Axles
at 10 per cent, blacksmith tools and
bolts at 10 per cent and nuts and wash.
ers at 5 per cent encountered no ef
fective opposition. Other rates ap
proved were nut locks, 25 per cent;
chains of iron and steel, 20 per cent;
sprocket chains, 25 per cent; welded
steel tubes, pipes, etc., 20 per cent;
sword blades and side arms, 30 per
An amendment by Senator Gallinger
to substitute the Payne-Aldrich rates
for the proposed rates on table knives
and such cutlery was voted down, 45
to 17. The committee rates of 25
per cent and 30 per cent prevailed.
Secretary Explains to Protesting
Farmers That Inspectors Seek
Data on Which. Regulation
May Be Based.
False Start Made for Paris, to
Deceive Watchers, WTuile Dictator
Remained With Friend.
BERLIN, Aug. 5. Cipriano Castro,
former dictator of Venezuela, planned
his present invasion of tnat country
while he was staying in Dresden a few
months ago. He lived there for some
time quietly with a German friend,
Hermann Wolfram.
Castro arrived in Dresden on March
26, shortly after reaching Hamburg
from the United States. A fortnight
afterward he succeeded, by making
false start. In convincing inquirers that
he had gone to Pari3 and eventually to
the Canary Islands. Instead, however,
he remained the guest of Wolfram, and
while in his house drafted the procla
mation to the Venezuelan people, which
he issued at Coro on July 27. Castro
left Dresden early in July for Vene
In a letter today, his friend Wolfram
in Dresden writes:
"Now that Castro has again estab
lished himself in Venezuela, where the
overwhelming majority of the people,
and above all. the most important part
of the army, are on his side, it can
scarcely be doubted that he will soon
re-enter Caracas in triumph and be
come again the leader of the destinies
of Venezuela."
Mexico Colonies to Be Abandoned in
Favor of Canada.
CARDSTON, Alta., Aug. 5. That the
Mormon Church practically has decided
to abandon its Mexican colonization
scheme and devote its energies to the
development of lands and settlements
in Southern Alberta was the announce
ment of President Smith, of Salt Lake
City, while here recently. It became
known today.
President Smith indicated that the
church would attempt to buy out the
Blood Indians, who own a large re
serve in Southern Alberta.
Two Russian Aviators Killed.
Russian military aviators. Lieutenant
Pollkarpoff and his mechanician, were
killed at the Kratnoye Sal Kmp to
Ladies' Suits, Coats and
$20.00 and $25.00 Garments
"WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. (Special.)
As a result of a misunderstanding
created by press dispatches announc
ing that Drs. A. D. Melvin and Edward
C. Joss, of the bureau of animal in
dustry, have been dispatched to South
American countries and Australia to
investigate meat production, the Sec
retary of the Department of Agricul
ture has received many letters from
farmers and others protesting that the
Department should encourage domes
tic production of meat instead of en
couraging foreign shippers to bring
their product into competition with tne
local product.
David F. Houston, Secretary of Agri
culture, has replied to these letters
that the primary object of sending
these inspectors abroad is neither to
encourage nor to discourage the export
of meat to the United States, but to
make certain that the Department of
Agriculture understands fully the con
ditions under which meat offered far
entry into the United States is pro
duced, slaughtered, packed and shipped
Armed with this information, the De
partment can co-operate in keeping out
of the United States all meat produced
from diseased cattle, all meats slaugh
tered in unsanitary establishments or
Improperly refrigerated, packed and
shipped and all meat products prepared
under conditions that would not be
permitted in the Federally inspected
establishments of the United States.
The secondary object of the trip is
to look into the general condition of
the livestock industry in foreign coun
tries, the growth of that Industry, the
countries to which they are now ex
porting livestock and meat and thi
probability of future shipments Into
the United States.
This foreign inspection of meat is &&
clared to have become necessary irrc
speotive of changes in the tariff on
meat for the reason that since 1906 the
total domestic production of cattle has
been 30 per cent below the actual de
mand. The Department is trying to
meet this domestic situation by carry
ing on extensive campaigns for the
eradication of the tick, which more
than anything else has prevented the
Southern states from supplying the
normal yield of meat stock. Similar
campaigns are being waged against tu.
berculosis, foot and mouth diseases
scabies and other plagues which are
reducing the cattle output of other
It is hoped by the Department that
when greater headway has been made
against these plagues the deficiency in
cattle production will be overcome and
an actual increase to meet tne popuia
tion secured.
Congress Abed to Repair Historic
. Old Constellation.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. The old
frigate Constellation, built in Balti
more in 1797 when President Washing
ton laid the foundations of the Ameri
can Navy and under Captain Thomas
Truxton the victor of decisive fights
with the French frigates La Insurgente
In 1799 and La Vengeance in 1800, which
established the United States as a mar
itime power, came into the records of
Congress again today as a living part
of the Nations establishment.
An appropriation of $50,000 was asked
by Representative Linthicum, of Mary
land, for the repair and fitting out"
of the historic old ship, the oldest in
the Navy. The Constellation is now at
Newport. The resolution would pro
vide for her transfer to Baltimore for
public exhibition.
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Light Sentences Imposed for Betray
ing Army Secrets.
BEELIX, Aug-. B. Light sentences
were imposed today on the officers aid
men of the German ordnance corps un
der trial by courtmartial here for sev
eral days on charges of betraying mili
tary secrets, the acceptance of bribes
and Insubordination. All were found
The evidence showed the prisoners
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