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TJLE aiORMKG OREGOMAX, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 20, 1913.
CURRENCY BILL HAS
Senators, Hitherto Thought to
Favor Measure, Find Ob
REGIONAL PLAN OPPOSED
Ouen Lead Attack on Administra
tion Bill Twelve Reserve Banks
Is Main Objection Tempor
ary Act May Be Passed.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19. Unexpected
developments in regard to currency re
form legislation in the Senate today
promised serious complications for
President Wilson's plans for the pas
sage of a currency bill at this session
of Congress. At a conference of .Demo
cratic members of the Senate currency
committee. Chairman Owen, who had
been considered one of the original
framers of the bill now before the
Democrats of the House, made it clear
to his associates that he was opposed
to several features of the bill, includ
ing the plan for 12 regional reserve
banks, and that he would recommend
important changes in the measure.
Results of the Senate conference
have been to leave the currency situa
tion entirely open tonight, so far as
the Senate's probable action Is con
cerned. Bio n Plan Glvea.
Senator Owen did not suggest a defi
nite plan to his colleagues, but said be
was opposed to the regional reserve
bank plan; to the proposal to compel
all National banks to. enter the new
Federal system, and to other features
of the bill as it was introduced by
Chairman Glass of the House currency
The attitude of the Democrats on the
Senate committee, including Senators
Hitchcock, O'Gorman and Reed, is such
as to indicate that there will be mate
rial changes In the Administration
measure, if not a complete remodeling
of it, before It comes before the Senate
Several members of the committee
tonight inclined to the opinion that the
Senate ultimately might be asked to
consider some measure ot a temporary
character, similar to the bill recently
introduced by Senator Lea, Democrat,
which would amplify the Aldrtch-Vree-land
emergency currency law, and so
change its provision as to bring a form
of special currency within the reach of
all National banks.
Definite Actios Expected.
Senator Owen tonight said he believ
ed the conference to be held at the
Senate and the changes that might be
made in the currency reform plan,
would mean definite action upon cur
rency legislation at the present Con
gress. Other Senators said if a bill was
passed it probably would be of a tem
"When I introduced the present bill
in the Senate, I did not foreclose my
self against amendments or changes in
its form." Senator Owen said. "There
have been many changes made in the
bill by the House committee and I be
lieve more will be made In the House
before it is passed there. I do not
know what the Senate will do with the
bill, but I think changes will be made
in some of Us provisions."
SAILOR SEEKS MATIE HERE
Information of Albert Howe Wanted
by "Bill-' Hayes.
Where is Albert Rowe?
William Hayes wants to know. The
two came to Portland several years ago
as shipmates on the old protected
cruiser Charleston. Up to that time
nothing had ever happened to disturb
the even current of their friendship.
William Hayes he signs himself
"Bill." btcause that is what the boys
called him on shipboard in a letter to
The Oregonian. tells about his friend
Albert Rowe and how he lost him.
There was a woman in the case. Rowe
met her in Portland. At the expiration
of his enlistment he returned here, took
her as his bride, and that is the last
his old shipmate of the Charleston ever
heard of him.
"He 8s one of the squarest little
pals anybody ever had anywhere," de
clares Hayes in his letter, in which he
asks that a notice be ' printed saying
that be has written to Alfred Rowe and
his wife, general delivery, Portland,
and that anyone seeing the notice and
knowing the Rowes will confer a great
favor on him by telling them to call or
write for it.
Hayes' letter to The Oregonian was
written from Newport, R, L, but he
asks that anyone who can give him
eny information about his quondam
"bunky" write him at 238 East Twenty
econd street. New York.
FIGHTING UNION MEN FINED
O'Connors and Tilbury Assessed $25
Each in Municipal Court.
Fines of 125 were imposed in Munici
pal Court yesterday on Jack O'Connors
and Charles Tilbury, members of the
Longshoremen's Union, for two distinct
assaults on A.. F. Schaab. organizer of
a new union known as the Independ
ents, whose efforts to work along the
beach have caused turmoil during the
past week. C. Frledenthal and Pat
Smith, accused with O'Connors, were
discharged for lack of evidence.
Tilbury pleaded guilty, but asserted
in extenuation that Schaab had called
him abusive names.
Tables were turned. Monday night,
when members of the older union, hith
erto the apparent aggressors, com
plained that 13 of their men, leaving
work at Supple s yard, were attacked
by 30 of the independents. C. Tingley
sustained a severe cut on the head.
ROTARY CLUB WILL FLOAT
Weekly I.unclicoii to Be Hold on
Board Crnisvr Boston.
At the weekly luncheon of the Rotary
Club at the Commercial Club yesterday.
Dr. B. X. Hamm save a talk on the sub
Jrt of "Pyorrhea." The usual one
minute talks were made by five of the
members There ai now 210 members
on the roster of the Rotary Club, and
the members are making a strong ef
fort to brin? the membership of the
' club up to 300 when. It is said. It would
be the strongest, numerically in the
world. The international convention is
now in session In Buffalo, and will be
for the rest of the week.
Next Tuesday's luncheon will be on
board, the cruiser Boston at the Invi
tation of William D. Edwards, chief
engineer of the Oregon Naval Militia.
It is expected that from ISO to 16 will
Listen to the band! On your porch or lawn
-anywhere at any time with a Victrola.
You'd stand on a corner
or rush to a window any
day to see a band go by, but the
Victrola brings into your own
home the world's greatest
bands. Just think of it the
greatest military bands on
earth to play for you practically any selection you want to hear,
and just when you want to hear it.
I You can afford a Victrola. Perhaps not the $200 style, but the
genuine Victrola comes in styles at $75, $40, $25 and even $15.
J Do not deprive yourself and family of the world of entertain
ment which the Victrola affords. Visit our Victor Department any
time and select the instrument best suited for your home. With
a stock and service second to none on the Pacific Coast we can
take care of your Victor requirements.
(Jf Any Victrola sold on easy terms.
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BOAT UPSETS; 7 DIE
Half of Those on River Craft
Are Trapped in Cabin.
TRAGEDY SEEN FROM SHORE
Seven Escape ty Swimming Out and
Two Fight Way From Wreck
age Only to Sink Just as Res
cuers AitIts at Spot.
KEOKUK, la.. Aug. 19. Seven per
sons were drowned this evening- when
the Government steamer Henry Brosse
was overturned in a heavy wind storm
In the middle of the 20-foot channel In
the Mississippi River here. The dead:
George Bickei, Carthage, 111.
William Jones. Qulncy, 111.
Tom Noonan, Keokuk, la
Hugh Beaver. Qulncy, 111.
Kight-year-old girl, sister ot Beaver.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Welch. St. Louis.
Seven other persons, including Captain
Gna Selfert, escaped. Those who were
drowned were caught in the cabin of
the boat and were unable to get out
of the trap, with the exception ol
Hugh Beaver and his sister, who freed
themselves, but both went under as
rescue boats drew near.
The Henry Brosse was being used in
building a wing iam in the river, and
had started for shore when the squall
caught her without warning. Captain
Seifert was at the wheel and he was
thrown 75 feet when the cabin parted
from the hull. Captain Seifert was
badly injured, but was picked up cling
ing to parts of the wreckage.
Tlie others who escaped swam from
under the boat and held to parts of
the wreckage until boats put out from
The capsizing of the steamer was
seen from shore. Boats were launched
by Government employes, who reached
the Henry Brosse a few minutes later.
They found the boat a total wreck.
Divers from the Government fleet
tonight made an attempt to recover
the submerged bodies.
STANDARD WEIGHTS RECEIVED
FROM W ASHINGTON.
leaures Throughout State to Be
Made to Conform With Sam
ples Held at Salein.
SALEM, Or.. Aug. (Special.)
That all weights and measures in the
state must be made absolutely correct
as soon as possible, was an announce
ment today by F. W. Buchtol, deputy
sealer of weights and measures, who
has opened an office In the state house.
Mr. Buchtel received today from S. W.
Stratton. director of the Bureau ot
standards in Washington. D. C. stand
ard weights which have been adopted
by this state.
All standard weights and measures ot
county sealers ot wei&rhts and measures
must correspond to the ones 1 n Mr.
Buchtel's office. Mr. Bucbtel said that
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more than two-thirds of the counties
had appointed sealers of weights and
measures as provided by a law passed
at the last session of the Legislature.
"A majority of the weights and mea
sures that are incorrect." said Mr.
Buchtel, "work to the disadvantage ot
the consumer. This probably Is not the
result of wilful Intent, but long use
tends to make them so. It Is the in
tention of this department to exercise
general supervisory control over
weights and measures throughout the
state and see that the people get what
they pay for. It will take a little time,
however, to put the law Into general
HOQUIAM RECALL FILED
Mayor and Two Commissioners Hit
by Petitions "Vow Served.
ABERDEEN. Wash., Aug. 18. (Spe
cial.) Formal demands for the recall
of Hoqulam's three Commissioners were
filed today. ' The officials affected are
Mayor Chris Knoell, a retired butcher;
William B. Ogden, Commissioner of
Finance and Accounting, and under the
old system for years a public servant,
and N. P. Willis, elected Commissioner
of Streets and Public Improvements,
while serving as street superintendent.
Tbe three are charged with building
the city barn by day labor illegally
under the Allen law provision making
it necessary to call for bids for all
work costing more than 500. The
Commissioners did not call for bids and
the cost of the barn has been about
'RESCUE' TAKES 3 MINUTES
Naval Militiamen's Dance Interrupt
ed by "Man Overboard."
It took just three minutes for three
members of the Oregon Naval Militia
to effect a "rescue" Monday night and
have their boat back on the deck of
The embryo man-o'-warimen and
their friends, to the number of 100,
had gathered on the Boston for a so
cial time. .Their band of Jo pieces
was playing a waits and everyone was
dancing, when Lieutenant Beckwith,
tossing a life buoy into the river,
shouted: "Man overboard!"
The music stopped abruptly, the boys
sprang to the boats, and in three min
utes from the time the cry -was given
the "rescue" had been effected.
OMAHA REJECTS CHEAP GAS
Company's Proposal to Extend Fran
chise SO Years Is Voted Down.
OMAHA, Aug. 19. By the decisive
vote of 7050 to 41S7. the voters of
Omaha today declined to enter into a
contract with the local gas company for
an extension of the latter's franchise
to lsss. Vnder the terms of the pro
posed franchise the company agreed to
reduce the price of gas to consumers to
$1 per 1000 and accept regulative re
strictions by the City Council.
The tiKht both for and against has
been a bitter one and the personalities
of several members of the City Com
mission, including Mayor James C
Dahlman, entered into the csmpalgn.
The present franchise still has five
years to run.
Very low round trip ratea are made
between Portland and the Canadian
National Park. Tickets good for stop
over at all points, including Glacier
Field, Laggan and Banff.
TESTIMONY IS TAKEN
Hearing Is Begun on Compen
ILLEGAL NAMES ALLEGED
Circuit Judge Galloway, of Marlon
County, Referee Circulator
Says 500 Names Xot Vert
fled Before Notaries.
Sitting as a referee. Circuit Judge
Galloway, of Marion County, yester
day began taking testimony in Port
land in the suit to have declared null
and void the referendum petition
against the worklngmen's compensa
tion act. Testimony of fraudulent sig
natures and fraudulent addresses was
taken both at the Courthouse and at
the City Engineer's office. Ernest K
Ringo. special agent for Governor
West, is appearing for the plaintiff;
Gale S. Hill. District Attorney of
Marion County, and Sargent Swope
for W. K. Farrell. who filed the pe
tition at Salem.
Judge Galloway is sitting' as a
referee, because be is outside his own
jurisdiction. His findings as referee
will be reported to himself aa Judge.
The greater portion of the testimony
will be taken in Portland, as the ma
jority of the signatures were secured
here and a majority of the witnesses
to be called reside here.
R. C. Lee, employed by Mr. Rlngo to
check up addresses appearing on the
petition, was the first witness called,
lie testified that about -a dozen ad
dresses on nearly as many sections ot
the petition were fictitious. It is the
contention ot the plaintiff that if a
few names on a petition can be In
validated, the whole will have to be
thrown out. .
Charles J. Clement, a timber dealer.
with offices at 413-13 McKay building,
testified that the name H. G. Merrill,
with address given as 414 McKay build
ing, was fictitious. No person by the
name of Merrill had or has offices
there, he stated.
COO Signatures Not Verified.
An affidavit of Mike Arndt, a peti
tion circulator, was introduced. It
contained the statement that Paul
Waidt had signed for himself and
mother and Michael J. Schapert, E. J.
Powers and others for themselves ana
wives. Another exhibit was a letter
from Joe Weaver, also a circulator, in
which the statement was . made that
he had secured 500 signatures, none ot
which had been verified before a no
tary. At this point In the proceedings
court adjourned to the City Engineer's
office at the City Hall, where Deputy
City Engineer Grhr examined maps at
the request of Mr. Ringo and declared
that many addresses shown on the pe
tition would be in the Willamette
River, if they .actually existed.
Today the registration books at the
County Clerk's office will be checked
for the purpose of showing that hun
dreds ef names appearing on the pe
titions are not those of registered
Mmmr Charttea Made.
Mr. Rlngo charges In his complaint
that 300 ot the signatures are dupli
cates; that approximately I0 are Il
legal, for the reason that they are
Ineligible; that 4361 of the names are
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There are . Victors and
Victrolas in great variety of
styles from $10 to $500 at
all Victor dealers.
Victor Talking Machine Co.
, Camden, N. J.
not those of registered voters; that 393
signatures were either not verified or
Improperly verified; that there are 500
false addresses; that 87 signers gave
no residence address; that 184 signers
gave street Intersections as their ad
dresses, and that 126 gave the names
of postofflces and cities and towns
which do not exist In Oregon. He In
sists that all these signatures should
be thrown out.
The minimum number of signatures
necessary is (313. When the petition
waa filed, there were 7088 names at
tached, but Secretary of ' State Olcott
struck out 610, leaving 6476 names. If
Mr. Rlngo can succeed In having 161
more Invalidated by the -courts, the
compensation act will not be referred
at tbe November election.
REDMEN AT GREAT COUNCIL
State Officers Will Be Selected at
Tbe Dalles Today.
THE DALLES, Or., Aug. 19. (Spe
cial.) With nearly 100 delegates and
visitors In attendance, the opening ses
sion of the Great Council of the Im
proved Order of Redmen for the State
of Oregon was held here today. Great
Sachem Bert West, of Scappoose. pre
sided at the meeting. Other state of
ficers present are F. D. Mlcellt. of
Roseburg; great senior sagamore; J. A.
Devlin, of Pendleton, great keeper ot
wampum, and L. H. Hamlg, of Port
land, great chief of records.
Great Sachem West delivered his an
nual address, or "long talk," and the
reports of the various committees were
The chief business transacted today
waa the adoption of the recerda of a
special session held in February, re
garding the care of the orphans of
late members. Under the old system
the children were provided for by the
Great Council of the United States.
The new system provides for an orphan
board In each state. Each tribe con
tributes to a fund, from which the
widow of a member receives a pen
sion for the care of her children. The
council will be in session until to
morrow, when officers will Oe elected
and the place, for the next convention
WIFE SHOOTS WHEN DARED
Mrs. J. E. Price, of Portland, Angry
That Husband -Dines With Another,
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18. (Special.)
After witnessing her husband partake
of an after-theater dinner in a down
town cafe with a pretty chorus girl,
Mrs. J. E. Price, 28 years old. daughter
of a prominent Portland family, shot
and wounded her husband while In
their apartments early today.
She saw him in the cafe, and when he
came home threatened to shoot him.
He dared her to do it. when she
promptly did. This afternoon she was
released because he would not swear
out -a warrant, declaring It was his
own fault. He is not seriously
ROBBERS SLUG MILLHAND
Oregon City Man Is Knocked From
Trestle and Robbed.
0RE3ON CITT. Or.. Aug.- 1. (Spe
cial.) Frank Paier, an employe of tbe
paper mills in this city, was held up,
knocked frem the trestle of the Oregon
Water Power Company near Green
Point and robbed tonight as be lay un
conscious. Paser says the robbers got little
money. He waa knoHted senseless be
fore falling 20 feet from the trestle to
the ground, where he remained uncon
scious for several minutes. He suf
fered painful bruises.
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Q0 MINERS JAILED
Taking Part in Unlawful As
sembly Is Charge Made.
CAPTURES MADE AT HOMES
Some of Men In Jail Will Be He
quired to Answer for Arson
and Murder Provincial
Soldiers Assist Police.
VANCOUVER. Aug. IS. One hundred
arrests had been made up to noon to
day In the coat mine strike xone on
Vancouver Island. The presidents of
the miners' unions at Ladysmtth,
Nanaimo, and Cumberland are in jail
charged with rioting, and charges ot
attempted murder and arson are yet to
be laid against some of the 100 who
were taken into prison last night and
today. Forty-seven were arrested In
Nanaimo during last night and
63 more were added today. None of the
men offered resistance.
In tbe early hours of this morning,
under cover of darkness, the Special
police wbo have been greatly aug
mented within tbe past two days, ac
companied by soldiers, passed from
bouse to house in Lady smith and ar
rested 39 men 'alleged to have been
Implicated In tbe disturbances of the
Special Train t'sed.
Those for whom warrants had been
issued were awakened and told that
they were under arrest. Two or three
minutes were given to the men to
dress before they were marshaled before
a file of soldiers to be marched to the
Abbotsford Hotel, where, under a strong
guard, they were held until the ar
rival of a special train to take them
The prisoners will be held for their
trials in the provincial jails. The only
charges preferred todsy were of tsking
part in an unlawful assembly. Samuel
Guthrie, president of the local branch
of the United Mine Workers of America
waa one of the first to be arrested.
Mine Mast Be Flooded.
William Stacouse, proprietor of the
largest barbershop and poolroom in
Nanaimo, and who has been outspoken
in his support of the striking miners,
was among thore arrested. His clerk, a
mere boy. was also arrested.
Preparations are going ahead to flood
the Western Fuel Company's Workings
to extinguish the fire which has been
burning In the south wsll for some
time. Chief Government Inspector ef
Mines, Thomas Graham, ssid today that
in the event of the mine being flooded
it would be several years before It
could be worked to capacity again.
PARTY GOES TO KLAMATH
Many Merchants Write of Intended
Visit During: Buyers' Week.
William Henley, of Burns: Philip S.
Bates and C. C Chapman, secretary of
the Jobbers and Manufacturers af Pert
land, went to Klamath Falls yesterday
te attend the opening of the Central
Oregen Development convention.
Mr. Chapman already has received a
large number of answers from mer
chants and buyers who Intend to come
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to Portland during Buyers' Week, which
will be from September 1 to C He
wishes that all who intend to come
here during Buyers' Week to notify
him at the Commercial Club, as secre
tary of the Jobbers and Manufacturers
During Buyers' Week there will b
sessions of the Trl-State Buyers'
League, at which various matters of
great interest to its members will be
The expenses of this league are de
frayed entirely by the Jobbers and
Manufacturers of Portland, so no mem
bership fees or dues are charged. A
membership card will be furnished im
mediately upon registering at head
quarters In the Portland Commercial
Club. Other courtesy cards will be pre
sented at the same time.
STEPHENSON MAY RETIRE
Wisconsin Senator 'Said to Have De
cided Not to Be Candidate.
. ASHLAND. Wis, Aur- 19. Isaac
Stephenson will not be a candidate for
the United Statea Senate to succeed
himself, according to dispatches re
ceived here today from Madison. Wis.
Senator Stephenson, It Is reported,
declared his Intention to retire to pri
vate life and hereafter take a part In
politics only as a mere onlooker.
MARINETTE, Wis.. Aug. 19. United
States Senator Isaac Stephenson will
neither affirm nor deny the story from
Ashland that he will not be a candi
date to succeed himself.
- Park League to Meet.
The Rose City Park Improvement.
League will hold a meeting tomorrow
night in Metcalf hall. East Fifty-fourth
street snd Sandy boulevard. Commis
sioners Dieck and Daly will address tha
meeting, and members of the league
will make known the wants of the sec
tion. In almost every neighbor
hood there is some one
whose life has been saved
by Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Rem
edy. In cases of colic and
diarrhoea this remedy has
no superior. Every family
should keep it at hand.
"I sincerely believe that my life was
saved in the Fall of 1910 by using
Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy," writes Mrs. Agnes
Booth. Tonawanda, N. T. "I was taken
with a severe diarrhoea followed by an
attack of acute indigestion. Power of
the pen fail, to portray the agonies I
endured before relief came in all the
wav of this valuable remedy. I, aa
well aa my friends.' expected me to die
as I had been unable to get relief for
so long a time. This remedy went di
rectly to the seat of my trouble and
cured me In a few hours."
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