Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, October 01, 1913, Image 1

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. Futures Tax.
Senator Reed Jhreatens, Bolt
on Final Passage.' ;
Speaker Says It "Would Be Impos
sible to Pass Tariff ' Measure
Without Party " Agreement.
i Moore Assails Wilson. - '
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30. The Demo
cratic tariff revision bill left.the House
tonight on what the party leaders hoped
would be Its last journey to the Sen
ate. After many hours of debate the
House adopted the main cpnference
agreement on the bill. 254 to .103. al
most a strict party- vote, and by this
action gave its Indorsement to every
thing In the measure except the cotton
futures tax. ' .
At the end of a short but bitter fight
fpr the adoption of the report. Repre
sentative Underwood, the . Democratic
leader, succeeded in carrying through
the Smith-Lever cotton futures tax
amendment by a vote of , 171 to 16.
Democrats and Republicans voted on
this without regard to party and a
large portion of the . Democratic mem
bership from Southern states Joined, In
the vigorous demand that the whole
subject be carried over to another ses
sion of Congress. . ' ' ' ',-, t
- Futures Tax Rests With Senate.
The cotton futures tax question now
rests entirely, with.. the Senate. The
House concurred In the "Clarke amend
ment put Into the tariff bill by the Sen
ate, but added the Smith-Lever-Under-
wood plan as. another amendment. - TJn
. less the Senate will accept this change,
.which has the indorsement of the PresA
1 dent, the, -whole cotton - futures Tpjafts
will have to be considered again in the
Joint conference committee and again
reported to both houses of Congress for
The conference report will be called
up In the Senate early tomorrow. Sev
eral Democratic Senators who are dis
. satisfied with certain features of the
bill began today a demand for Demo
cratic caucus to consider the conference
report before it is taken up in the
Senate. . ;
Reed Threatens to Bolt.
Senator Reed, of Missouri, insisted
that unless certain changes were made
in rates fixed by the conference com
mittee, he might vote against the re
port and the tariff bill on its final
passage. .
The history of the cotton futures tax
compromise amendment became a mat
ter of record before the day ended. Rep
resentative Underwood "said' President
Wilson had given it to him. Represent
ative Lever added that the basis of the
plan was a bill Introduced repeatedly
In the Senate by Senator Smith, ot
South Carolina, that he had asked the
Agricultural Department to put the
amendment in shape for the tariff bill
and that Postmaster-General Burleson
has perfected the amendment and given
it to the President.
Three ' distinct elements developed
among the Democrats in the cotton fu
tures fight. One branch, led by Repre
sentatlve Hardwick, of Georgia, de
manded that the whole subject be taken
out of the tariff bill and considered as
a separate . measure. Another section,
led by Representative Wingo, of Ar
kansas, insisted that the House accept
the language of the Clarke amendment
in the Senate. Representative Under
wood headed the supporters of the com
promise plan. Under its terms the cot
ton futures tax would be nominal on
actual trades, but all contracts would
have to specify Government grades of
cotton and trading would be regulated
closely. ' . . ,
Democrats Praise Bill.
The tariff bill Itself came in for
' praise from all Democrats.. Represent
ative Underwood declared that In its
perfected form its averages were lower
than either the House or Senate orig
inally had contemplated, and he in
sifted that business conditions in the
United States had prepared themselves
so carefully for tariff revision that
there would be little halt to business
progress or prosperity. .
On the final passage of the confer
ence report, embracing all of the bill
except the cotton tax. Representative
Donohue, Pennsylvania; Lasaro, Morgan
and Broussard of Louisiana; Democrats,
voted against It; while Representatives
Kelly, Pennsylvania; MacDonald. Mich
igan. and Rubley, Pennsylvania; Pro
gressives, and Manahan.' Minnesota ;
Stafford and Cary, Wisconsin, and Kent,
California; Republicans, voted with the
Speaker Clark took the floor In the
last moments before the vote to con
gratulate the President, Representative
Underwood and the Democratic party
on the success of the tariff programme.
He defended the caucus plan and ridl
culed a suggestion of Representative
Murdock that no tariff bills in the fu
ture would be drafted in this way.
Sneaker Defends Caucus. ',
"It would be impossible to pass a
tariff bill," said Mr. Clark, "that in
any way represented pledges of a great
political party without having j the
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Programme Call's . for Mor s , Than
V Twice as Many Event's as Pre
viously Provided. K.
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Three days in the middle of the week
wifbe allotted io the Rose Festival in
1914, according to a positive announce
ment Issued by. the board of directors
yesterday In response to many inquiries
received from supporters of " the Fes
tival. ' . J . '
.This wiy give the first days of the
week- open to preparation .and. leave
the last day 'of the week free for clear
ing away decorations and readjusting
things after the close of the big enter-,
talnment '
The' shortening of the number, of
days for the Festival does not. however,
mean that .there will be less features
of entertainment in It; it merely
means that the three days given will
be packed full of events from tiie. be-
g The programme- that will be out
lined ' will cram into the three days
more than twice as many spectacular
events as were given in the six days
Df the- former Festivals. - ; ,
. Not one pageant a day is the plan,
hut a series of pageants and other
events that will keep the public gasp
ing with enthusiasm from the moment
of opening the Festival.
The three primary . features which
are to he featured spectacularly In the
pageants of the Festival are the har
bor facilities 'of -Portland, the educa,
tional development and the commercial
and industrial resources. The l-o-rate
scale on which the pageantry will
be worked out wrill be limited only by
the liberality of the contributors to the
Festival fund. . .
n-nriv. of Idaho. Predicts
' Republican Victory.
MOSCOW, Idaho. Sept. 30. (Special.)
"It teems almost certain, and this
opinion prevails among leaders at
Washington, that hefore another elec
tion radical and conservative elements
of the Republican party will be united
in -the' next campaign. . This will rer
suit In a solid , stand for Republican
principles that will sweep , the party
back into power again , ..... -
condition apparent It would mean that would he reunited and
factional differences ,viped.out, saia
James H. Brady, unjtea jjium
who visited In Moscow tooay. :
At noon the Senator was the guest of
the Chamber of Commerce at luncheon.
where 200 assembled.
The Senator refused to talk about
his candidacy to succeed himself. Sena
tor and Mrs. Brady leu
d'Alene tonight- '
Plan to Mend Men's Clothes or
Working for Charity Broached.
c win ha tha work assigned to
oewius -
women prisoners In the city jails and
detention homes. If an ordinance pre
sented to the City Commission yester
day by - City Attorney LaRoche la
adopted. The measure provides that
all women who are serving um "
violation of any of the city ordinances
shall be given sewing to do if ableto
The measure will come before the
fit Commission In a week. Some per
sons favor the sewing of the clothes
of men prisoners who have to De
.inh kv tha citv. while others favor
sewing for - charitable Institutions of
the city
Grand Master of Missouri Wants
Lodge to Free Dove. ' , .
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 30. That the efforts
of th Masonic Order throughout, the
ha oantored in the -interests of
universal peace was the recommenda
tion by Jacob Lamport, grand master
of the Missouri Grand Lodge ot rree
and Accepted Order of Masons, at the
convention of that body here today.
He . suggested a meeting of all the
s-rnnii masters of the order in the
United States at which such a move
ment should be launched
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Mother Throws Infant From Path
of Danger as Trolley Crashes.
TT ANSAS CITT. . Mo. Sept. . 30. Mrs.
Kenneth Morris, of this city, saved her
infant son from serious injury by hurl-it.o-
him 25 feet into a patch of weeds
just before the wagon, in which she
and her husband and baby were riding,
was struck by a trolley car near here
mm. Morris and her husband were
badly hurt. The baby escaped with
slight bruises.
Towering Obstruction Aprteavs In
Lane of Atlantic Travel
BOSTON. Sept. 30. Icebergs again
threaten trans-Atlantic shipping. Cap
tain Robert McKDlop, of the steamer
Numldian, reported on his arrival here
today from Glasgow.
A towering berg and several growl
ers appeared off the Grand Banks, di
rectly in the track of westbound liners,
when the Numldian passed last Fri
day. It was the first ice sighted this
FalL .
Special Meeting Held
to Consider Bill. ''
Senator" Argues Government
; Wilt Make Big Saving. ,. .
Amendment May Become Effective in
Week or Ten. Days if No Objec
f tion Is Offered Appro
priation Is Made, i
ington, Sept. SO. Senator Lane's bill
directing the Secretary of the Treasury
to expend the $1,000,J00 appropriated
for the Portland postoffice In erecting
a six or eight-story office building on
the new. postoffice site was adopted to
day by the Senate appropriations com
mittee- as an amendment to the defi
ciency appropriation bill, and In this
form, unless objected to by the House,
will become effective Probably within a
week or 10 days. ' '
.Once . this legislation Is enacted into
law the Secretary of the Treasury will
be compelled to abandon the original
idea of erecting a two-story postoffice
building, and must proceed with the
erection of a building which will ac
commodate not only the postoffice but
other Federal offices that now occupy
rented Quarters In Portland.
' . New Flans Called For.
In like, manner, architects recently
Invited to submit propositions for the
Portland building will be notified of
the change directed by Congress, and
will be asked to submit plans in ac
cordance with the latest authorization.
. At the late request oT Senator Lane
the- public buildings, committee today
held' a special meeting to consider his
bill. Senator Lane explained to the
committee .the. object of -the. hill and hla
reasons for proposing 1t- and when he.
concluded his statement the committee
ordered that a favorable . report be
made. Armed with this report Senator
Lane went before the Senate approprla
tlon committee and asked that his bill.
as reported, be incorporated as an
amendment In the deflciency appropria
tion bill, which recently passed the
House. He pointed out to the appro
priation committee the reasons why he
considered- it. inadvisable to erect a
two-story building on the site, and told
them that under his proposal the Gov-!
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Lf If Jjffjr TAJ- SATWEfZS- I JJ jm
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Th. ttWhrt
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 67
H u-i-.. u - minimum. 44 if S TOOB. .
TODAY'S Fair; northerly win.
. . Foreign.
Great damage done by storm . in Franca
rage 8. .. . - , , . , j
House sends tariff conference report to Sen
ate, with compromise, on coiiob iu-"
e-r fi-alure. Para 1. t
Senate committee adopts Lane's plan for
g-enaral Keaerai mjuajng- in
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tin. Suler" name -used by Governor in
. hm-mvlnp. trokar flavft. ' PaXtt 2.
Land withdrawal right la questioned. Page 6.
Americans ordered by -Consul to leave
fiearas wegras, a viciohoub
tipnn-h . Tnza 2. ... '
Don't worry, says entombed miner. Page 1.
Man - shot by divorced wife in presence oi
jecona xamxir. - jrase
" ' Sport.
Pacific Coast League results: Portland 8,
Oakland 2; San Francisco -4. Sacramento
1; Los Angeles 3, Venice 1. Page 9.
Football season to open Saturday with double-header
on Multnomah field. Page 8.
Devlin to take active charge of Oaka on
arrival Thursday. ,-. Page 8., . 5
WiMnnt Mtnnn nnens todaV.' PaiTO 8.
Krause comes to rescue of Portland pitchers.
. .1 v-Tt 'nl.v., Vm yrt tn-
scanea . ai iieijic iuwt i - -
series. Page 0. . f - i
Pacific Northwest.
Hundreds come to take land In Lake County
.,, irtnkshiirsr. Or. Paze 6.--
Dougias County takes 1913 prize for best
ooumy exniwi.- numuuug, cuwu. o ..
Portland bigness men view Hood River
road, to' be part of Columbia Highway.
Page 6.
Sunshine may turn- fair deficit to dividend.
Page 1.
Farmers at Burns buy flour mill. Page . ;
Alfalfa special la on way to Oregon. Page 7.
Commercial and Marine.
All hop markets firm except in Oregon.
Page 10.
Large gain in world's visible supply weak-
ens Chicago wheat. Page 19.
Tendency in Wall street stock market is
downwara. rage iv. .
Portland wheat- shipments show gain and
beat Puget Sound. , Page 18. '
Pnptland and Vlclnlt. i
League of Northwest Municipalities opens
annual session in Portland today. Page
Miss Kohn weds Los Angeles man. Page IS.
All lines ot business .on up grace in run-
lanA Vara 1 '
Transfer ot Major Mclndoe protested by
Chamber of Commerce. Page 18. -Buttons
adopted to boost bridge. Page 12.
Rich gold mine found In Mount 'laoor
Page 14. ' - 1
Irvlngton School's innovation proves popular
PfllTA 1ft.. . . -
Tir.o.h.- nnnri. data, and forecast. Page 19.
Suggestions made .-for social reformation.
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Three days allowed for Rose Festival fejr
tivities next year. Page. 1. -
Third Regiment, Oregon - National . Guard,
, please Colonel maruu. men
September Brides at Vancouver 183,
Oregon Sends 169.
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i-ATtfrniTVER. -Wash.. titraU A 30.
(Special.) thougU -there were' hut 25
business days' in beptemoer, an pre
vious records for marriage licenses
were -broken- -here, -183 being- Issued
j.,hii- ih month. This makes an
average of more than seven licenses a
day and 129 of the couples came from
The highest previous record was in
July, this year,-when 129 licenses were
issued. A total of 8823.&0 in fees was
collected for the licenses and people
from Oregon - paid In Clarke County
$580.50. : ; - .
Business Is Increasing.
More- Bright Weather
Prayer at Salem.
Stolen 20-Pound Pony IS
Found in Woman's Muff.
Deadheads and Bootleggers Stopped
by Citizen Soldiers Half-Mllo
Track and New Buildings Are
Crying Needs of Grounds-."
SALEM. Or Sept 30. (Special.)
The Hon. J. Upltor Pluvius, who turned
his waterworks loose on the last three
State Fairs, and thereby caused disap-
nolntments. discomforts and deficits.
has been bound and gaggred and cagea
Kir th stnta Fair Board and Is on ex
uLitu. in ad a nf tha aide shows with
the other freaks. . It is not .thought he
can escape and If he does not there will
be fair weather more properly. air
weather all week. .
Tt la aura that we have had two per
tKf t iiava. - Every sisrn points to a con
tinuance of sunshine and If we have It
for the balance of the week all former
records in the way of attendance and
receipts will be surpassed. The Fair
Board Is praying for more sunshine, for
t-ha fimi are needed to Improve the
grounds and buildings. The Legisla-
tr lout Winter srave the uoara
enough to wipe out the deficits of three
previouo ywtiio - - - t
chlnery hall and 318,000 is available
. . n..n n Tnr inn ma-
for a new exhibition building.
Covered "Walks Needed.
But many thousands of dollars could
: ,n.r, rnnil advantaae. -Every
barn and building should be connected
. u. nnR.., Wflllffl .' If this
UX-w'iwc(L - . ...
Is .done tKe- airiK day -.trawds; wtjUe
nthpr imnrovements are needed. The
chnnld be reduced to a half mile,
Mo tmrkH are something of the past.
clear out of date. If the present fair
is the success it now promises to De,
h Rmrii mav have money enough to
make the more urgent Improvements.
But in any event, the next Legislature
ought to give money enough to start In
and follow up' the new brick structure
to be erected with other permanent Im
provements. , .
Money put into the two or three doz-
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Hen on Outside Work Feverishly to
Release Comrade Burled by
Fall of Coal Friday.
CENTRALXA, Pa, Sept SO. As dark'-
ness enveloped the Continental Colliery
of the Lehigh Coal Company tonight.
the voice of Thomas Toshesky, who
has been entombed in the mammoth
vein since last Friday morning, was
heard through a tube 50 feet long
which had been Inserted In a hole
bored through a wall of coal from an
adjoining gallery. His first inquiry was
about his family.
"Tell them not to worry too much.!
he said, "as I am In pretty good shape.
Since I got those bottles of milk
and whipped eggs I feel much strong
er. I bad a long sleep after I ate
and drank. I think I'll be rescued be
fore there is another fall of top and
coal." ,
The entombed man said he was nerv
ous because of the long confinement
and absolute quiet.
"Sometimes," he said, "I imagine the
whole roof of the Jjreast Is about to
drop on my head." -
Mine officials with the rescuers told
Toshesky to keep up courage, as it
probably would be another 12 hours
until a big pile of coal lying In the face
of the gangway could be removed suf
ficiently to permit members of the res
cuing party to enter the workings
where he is held prisoner.
Trip Wltli Children Made to Secure
Rebuilding ot Home.
MINNEAPOLIS. Sept 30. Finishing
a 1500-mile walk on the trail of Ed
ward Payson Weston, Mrs. Marie Ches
ter. of Mlddletown, N. Y., mother of
ten children, three' of whom accom
panied her, arrived in Minneapolis to
day, having left New York City on
July 31.
Several business men of Mlddletown
agreed to rebuild Mrs. Chester's burned
home at an expense of $4000, providing
she made the trip in 65 days. It was
accomplished In S3 days of actual
walking time. The . children accom
panylng Mrs. Chester were one girl
and two boys, aged respectively 15, It
aqd 12 years.
O.1 XtWaTte Wanders "'Over Modoc
. Lava Bed Day and Night. ;
KLAMATH FALLS, Or., Sept. 30.
(Special.) O. L... Waite, of Klamath
Falls, became lost In the Modoo lava
field yesterday and wandered until this
afternoon, when he was found. The
larger part of the party exploring the
field had started for this city, when
It was discovered that Waite had not
been seen since he left one of the
parties to take what he considered a
short-cut across the lava flow.
Those remaining kept up a search,
fired shots and built smokes to guide
the man until darkness set. Two men,
W. A. Delzell and TV. O. Smith, re
malned and kept up a watch and fires
all night and parties went from Mer
rlil and this place today to continue
the search.
Curiosity Disproves) Common Belief
Air Only Forms Hard Shell.
An 'egg within an egg was found by
P. D. Morgan. Associated Press tele
graph operator, when he partook of his
evening lunch last night Mr. Morgan
opened a hard-boiled egg and, nestled
against the yolk, he found a perfectly
formed egg about the size of a robin's
air?. The shell on the small egg had
formed,, but whether It contained the
nannl whits and volll Interior was not
found out as the small egg Is being
kept as a curiosity.
The surnrislnjr feature of the discov
ery was that the inner egg had a hard
shell, thereby disproving a common be
lief that the hard shell Is formed only
when the egg comes in contact witn
the air. . '
Property of Iate Vancouver Man Di
vided Between 1 6 Persona.
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VANCOUVER. Wash.. Sept 30.
(Special.) The appraisement of the es
tate of the late William C. Hazard was
filed today, showing a valuation of
$103,353-2. Of this amount the state
inheritance tax. will be approximately
$4250. -The board of appraisers was
composed of T. H. Adams, R. Burnham
and Charles B. Sears. A. Burnham was
named executor of the will and he has
furnished a bond of $200,000.
One provision In the will was that
no one should be crowded to collect
The property will be divided among
IS persons, all but three being rela
tives. '
Belmont Refuses Orfer for Crack
' Four-Year-Old Tracery.
NEW YORK, Sept 30. August Bel
mont, chairman of the Jockey Club,
it became known today, has refused an
offer of $200,000 for Tracery, . the
1-year-old son of Rock Sand-Topiary.
Tracery has been racing with much
success for two seasons In England.
The offer came by cable from W. Al
lison, the well-known newspaperman
and breeder abroad, who, it is thought
here, acted in the capacity of an agent
All Lines of Industry
'Are on Upgrade.
September Sets New Mark In
Livestock Receipts.
Banking and Postal Transactions
Reflect Healthy Condition Ship
ments of Imniber and Farm '
Products Also Large.
Trade statistics for the month of Sep
tember indicate that business n Port
land is on the upgrade. -
Every line of Industry for whlcn
Portland is the Northwestern commer
cial p.ntr livestock, lumber, eereala
and the minor products of farm, field
and orchard presents a record or sub
stantial gain over the business done
in the same, respective line in Septem
ber. 1912.
Increases In the sale of soli and for
est products have been reflected in the
heavy . advances in bank clearings,
postal receipts, building permits and
real estate transfers.
Building permits reached the sig
nificant total of $1,665,830. It was the
biggest September in the history ot
Portland in the building Inspector's
office. Approximately 1400 permits
were issued.
Home Bonding; Galas.
. While a few of them represent costly
business properties, a majority were
issued for residences.. Permits for Sep
tember, 1912, aggregated only $891,:35.
Lumber shipments out of Portland
aggregated 37,216,134 feet, of which
21,465,184 feet consisted of off-shore
cargo, the balance of 15.751,000 beinff
used In the coastwise trade. This rep
resents, a gain ot 1U03.7S0 feet In. ex
port traffic and 3.818.000 feet in coast,
wise trade. '
Wheat ' receipts in September were
4,520,100 bushels, the largest for any
month in the history of the city. A
compared with the same month latit
year, a gain of 547.300 bushels Is shown.
For the season to date, Portland wheat
receipts have been 6.009.900 buhel.
In the same period last year the re
ceipts were 3.596,500 bushels.
" Cereal Receipts lacreas.
Barley receipts in September were
16,345 tons, as compared with 15.750
tons received -in the corresponding
month last year.
Receipts of oats last month aggre
gated 9300 tons as against 8175 tons in
i ,eii
Flour receipts amounted to 37.600
barrels, as compared with 69.200 barrels
in the same month last year.
Hay was the only commodity to show
a decrease, the' arrivals being 3340
tons as against 3940 tons In Sptember
last year.
Measured in carloads, the total re
ceipts of grain, flour and hay last
month were 4702. an Increase of 499
cars over the receipts in the corre
sponding month last year.
Livestock Sets Record.
Livestock receipts established a new
high record. The total run at the
Portland Union Stockyards was 58,892
head, a gain of nearly 21.000 head as
compared with the run in September
of last year. The receipts of the Vari
ous classes of livestock compare as
Kept Sept.
. luii. 11J-.
Calves -
Horses and mules
7.a2 7.1
414 i-T
11.081 .4
BS.elO . 2U.847
46 f
Total : M-893 8'-(
Cattle, hogs and sheep all made good
gains, but the largest increase was
scored In the sheep division. The larg
est monthly run of sheep heretofore
was in June, 1911, when 34,686 head
were unloaded at the yards.
Prices) Holding Firm.
Despite the free marketing of sheep,
prices are on a firm level. Wethers
and ewes sold about 30 cents higher
at the close of the month than at the
opening and lambs gained a quarter.
Cattle prices are practically where
they were a month ago, but top grade
hogs are off 75 cents.
Bank clearings continue the steady
gain that have characterized business
in Portland for the last few years.
Clearings have Increased heavily from
month to month since the first of the
year. The aggregate clearings for the
month just closed were $54,837,898,36,
compared with $51,981,344.79 for Sep
tember, 1912 a gain of nearly per
cent . , ,
Postal receipts aggregated $96,760.31.
a gain of $5920, or about 6V4 per cent
over September, 1912. when they were
$90,840. For the nine months ended
with September the postal receipts
were $841,770.71, compared with $785,
739.46 for the same period last year.
This is a gain of approximately 7 Vi
per cent '
- Real estate transfers reflect the
same general prosperity that is evi
dent In other lines of trade. Thty ag
gregated approximately . $876,000. .
Railroad Showing Is Good.
Records in Portland railroad offices
show that the freight tonnage moving
both in and out ci r.i city wus great-
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