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VOL L.IH. -"Q 16.5o9. PORTLAND, OREGON. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1913. PRICE FIVE CENTS
CURRENCY BILL IS
PASSED BY SENATE
Vote on Final Roll Call
Is 54 to 34.
CENTRAL BANK IS REJECTED
Differences With House Are on
j , Way to Adjustment.
PRESIDENT IS : PLEASED
pleasure Expected to Reach White
House Monday Democrats Plan
to Keep Wilson's Hands Un
fettered as to Board.
CHRONOIXKjT OF CCRBEJiCY
April 20. Jl- Chairman Glass
ftolhes work on bllL
liar S3. Senate Tote to . bold
Jua 19. aiu. bill made public
Juno M. BUI Introduced In Howe.
Aug. 8. House Democratic caucua
September . Reported In Houee.
Sept. IS. Debate to Houee ende,
Sept. IS. Roue paaaea bill,
Nov. 14. Debate opena In Senate.
Dec IS- Senate paaaea bllL
WASHINGTON, Dec 19. The Admin
istration currency reform bill propos
ing a revision of the financial system
of the United States and. the creation
of reclonal reserve banks to act as
strengthening elements in the banking
and financial world passed the Senate
tonight by a vote of 54 to 34.
Forces that had fought together for
Improvement and amendment of the
measure to the last divided when the
final vote came. Senator Hitchcock,
who had led the oppoaltion to the bill,
returned to the Democratic ranks, and
Senator Weeks, one of the leaders on
the Republican side, with five other
Republicans, and Senator Polndextor
(Progressive) voted for the passage of
the measure. . .. . -
temferrae Star Be Brief
Wide differences exist between the
form of the legislation passed by the
Senate tonight and the bill that passed
- the House several months ago. Demo
cratic leaders already have partly ad
justed these differences, however, and
it was predicted tonight that the bill
would be completed by a conference
committee and sent to President Wilson
for his signature by Monday night.
The adoption of the Administration
bill, known as the Owen bill, followed
the formal defeat by 44 to 41 of the
-Hitchcock bin." which had been in
dorsed by Senator Hitchcock and the
five Republican members of the evenly
divided Senate committee that passed
on the legislation.
Ceatral Baak Bill Rejected.
The Senate had previously rejected.
without a rollcall. a "central bank" bill
offered as a substitute by Senator Bur
ton. The Senators who voted for the Owen
bill were: Democrats As hurst. Bacon,
Bankhead. Bryan. Chamberlain. Chilton.
Clarke. Fletcher. Gore, Hitchcock.
Hollla, Hughes, James, Johnson. Kern,
Lane. Lea. Lewis, Martin. Martina,
' Myers, JCewlands, O'Qorman, Overman,
Owen. Plttman. Fomerene. Ransdell,
Heed. Robinson. Saulsbury, Shafroth,
oheppard. Shields. Shlvcly, Simmons,
Smith, of Arlsona; Smith, of Georgia;
Smith, ct Maryland: Smith, of South
Carolina; Swanson. Thomas. Thompson,
Tillman. Vardaman, Walsh and Wil
liams 47. Republicans Crawford,
Jones, Perkins. Norrls, Sterling and
Weeks t. Progressive Polndexter.
Those who voted against the bill
were: Republlcana Borah. Bradley.
Brady. Brandegee. Bristow, Burton. Ca-
. Iron, Clapp. Colt. Cummins. Dillingham,
Dupont. Galllnger, Goff. Gronna. Jack
son. Kenyon. La Follette. Llppitt. Mc
Cumber, McLean. Nelson. Oliver. Page,
Penrose, Root. Sherman, Smith of Mich
igan, Smoot, Sutherland. Stephenson,
Townsend. Warren and Works 34.
Absent and paired Burleigh. Clark of
Wyoming. Culberson, Fall, Lodge, Stone,
Mre. Wlim Vtalte Gallery.
Throughout the afternoon, when i
vote on the bill was momentarily ex
pected, Mrs. Wilson, with a party of
friends from the White House. Secre
tary McAdoo and Joseph Tumulty, Pres
Ident Wilson's secretary, were specta
tors of the-Senate's proceedings. Mrs.
Wilson remained In the private gallery
until 7 o'clock, but left before the bill
had passed. Galleries and the floor of
the Senate were crowded throughout
the day and the passage of the meas
ure, which has held Congressional at
tention for many months, was greeted
with unchecked applause from the gal
To hasten final enactment of the bill
that is expected to reorganize and give
balance to commercial and financial
conditions, the Senate named tonight
Its conference committee. The members
are Senators Owen. O'Gorman, Reed,
l'omerene. Shafroth and Hollls, Demo
crats. and Nelson. Bristow and Craw
ford. Republicans. Members of the
House conference committee already de
termined upon are Representatives
Class and Korbly. Democrats, and Rep
resentative Hayes, of California, Re
publican. Among the chief points of difference
4Coaciuied oa rag
for lecture tour
VICE-PRESIDENT WILL RECEIVE
$300 EACn APPEARANCE.
Decision Accompanied by Serere
Criticism of Those Who Found
Fault With Bryan.
ruiPAOO. Dec. U. It was an
nounced today by a lyceum bureau here
that Vice-President Marshall has
j, . - lvinr. at least
ai.ucu m " -
four weeks after the close of the pres
ent session of Congress. 1 ne ,
D...u..t iu r.r,iv. fsoo a lecture.
according to the announcement. His
lecture tour, it is said, will cover cms.
n the Middle West.
Tn mt .rtl,-l. in annear in the next
r, a th, marfltlna rjubllshed by
the lyceum bureau, a statement by Mr.
Marshall will criticise severely the
nw.natT-a whlrh found fault With
Secretary of State Bryan for going on
the public piatrorm. Jir. mai ouo-n -statement,
according to the lyceum
management, tells that he has exam
tnorf all the, records and precedents
and finds there Is nothing in the Con
stitution or any precedent basis ior oo
Jection, official or otherwise, to his
taking the lecture platform.
The only bar to his appearance, ma
found by the Vice-President in his
search for an obstacle, would be the
f -r.r Cnr irr.K. hlnr in session. Ac
cordingly the tour was timed to come
in a period during which congress
would not be sitting.
In explaining hla reasons for speak
ing at Chautauqua. Secretary Bryan
had said that his salary of 312.000 a
year was insufficient.
WARH1NOTON. Dee. 19. When it be
came known that the Vice-President
planned to lecture, he announced that
he would be billed as "Thomas R. Mar
shall." and that no reference to his be
ing Vice-President of the United States
would appear in the advance notices.
BOARD PUTS OFF ACTION
Consolidation of Fish Warden and
Game Warden Discussed.
stl.EM. Or.. Dec. 19. (Special.) The
State Fish and Game Commission at a
..inr tnds.v discussed suggestions
of Governor West that the board have
. hMHniiirtra In this city, employ
. ,.mr,.nt secretary and consolidate
the offices of Master Fish Warden and
State Game Warden. Action was post
poned until December 29. when the
board will meet In Portland.
r-nmrnlaslnner Kelly, in discussing
the proposed reorganisation with Gov
ernor West, said he doubted If the plan
-. hv the Governor would make
a more efficient administration. " He
said, however, that he would give tne
subject careful consideration.
C H. Evans, of Wallowa, the last
member of. the Commission appointed.
waB present. Commissioner uranojr Do
ing the only absentee.
. The Master Fish Warden was author
, j -i . r rtan nnn ateelhead eggs.
UHl V, fj.atu ..------
and announcement was made that a car
of Hungarian partridges had been re
ceived. RIGID FRANCHISE ACCEPTED
Gladstone Drives Hard Bargain With
Telephone Company and Wins.
otiF-GON CITY. Or- Dec. 19. (Spe
cial.) On the last hour of the last day
the Pacific Telegraph Telephone Com
pany accepted the franchise for a right
of way through the streets of Gladstone
Th. franchise Is a stringent one. ana
.v.. .nn,n.nv used all of the 30 days
ih.t the City Council gave It before it
finally accepting the ordinance. The
city retains absolute control over me
company, requires it to furnish free
telephones for city uses, retains the
right to establish signal lines tor ponce
ard fire departments on the company
poles, contains a common-user clause
and places the company at the control
of the City Council.
The franchise is the same in all re
neta as the one granted to the nome
Telephone Company a few days ago and
which was promptly accepted.
GIRL COMES FAR TO WED
Italian Miss Arrives in Pendleton
and Meets Fiance First Time.
PENDLETON. Or.. Dec. 19. (Spe
cial.) Miss Eliasa Fuscaldo, young
nri .Ytr.mrlv pretty, and aressea in
Italian style, with a full gown of fluffy
.nv nri with rlnirs on every linger
arrived this morning from Italy to be
come the bride of Frank Nudo. a well
known local gardener.
Not until noon today, after all the
arrangements for the wedding had been
made, did she meet the man she had
crossed two seas and a continent to
wed. The courtship had been carried
on by mail, assisted by Tom Rlnuto, as
first aid to Cupid.
Rlzzuto is brother-in-law to the
bridegroom, and accompanied the bride
on her long Journey.
WILSON PICKS REST PLACE
President to Pass Part of Vacation
at Pass Christian, Miss.
GULFPORT. Miss.. Dec 19. That
President Wilson intends to spend a
part of his Winter vacation at Pass
Christian. Miss.. Is Indicated in a tele
gram received today by Judge Hardy,
of this city, from Senator Vardaman,
In Washington, requesting the Judge to
secure a furnished, cottage at Pass
Christian suitable for occupancy by
The telegram further said that the
President Intended to spend his va
cation on the Gulf coast and urged
that no attempt be made to ask him
to make any addresses, as be was in
need, ot zeat, ' " ;
- I . - j. I
CAUGHT III REVOLT
Men Disarmed, Officers
to Be Executed.
OJEDA CHECKS DESERTIONS
Federals at Guaymas on Eve
of Giving Up Fight.
SOLDIERS CARRY NEWS
Mexican Insurgents Believe It Im
possible to Hold Seaport Even if
It Were Taken, Because of
Gunboats in Bay.
HERMOSILLO, Sonora, Mexico, Dec
19. A group of federal officers-with
their troops appeared today at Mayto
rona, the Insurgent base above Guay
mas, and asked guarantees for their
personal safety. A. special train left
here to bring them to Hermoslllo to
night This news followed the report that
the entire Tenth Battalion of Infantry
of the federal army had been disarmed
by General OJeda, the federal command
er at Guaymas, who had discovered a
plot of the men and officers to desert
to the constitutionalist side.
Tovra Expected to Capitulate.
The names of the federal officers and
the number of their troops were not
named in the report as received by
General Obregon, insurgent commander
of the North military sone. It was
said that the capitulation of Guaymas
was expected at any moment.
News of the disarming of the bat
talion was brought to the insurgents
by three federal soldiers, who said that
all the officers would be executed.
General revolt of the Guaymas gar
rison baa been predicted for a long
Tovra Hard to Hold, if Takes.
The Insurgents consider that it would
be impossible to hold the town even if
it-were-taken' by assault, en account
of the two federal gunboats lying In
the harbor. Consequently they have
been content to await developments.
Attempts to drop bombs on the gun
boats from an aeroplane failed and the
constltutianalists possess no artillery
to shell the vessels from the land.
HrERTA RELEASES AMERICANS
Dictator Promptly Complies With
Request by Sbanghnessy.
MEXICO CITT. Dec. 19. By appeal
ing directly to General Huerta today
(Concluded on Page 2.)
DiDHOF TODArSNEWSllcPHOHE TRUST"
YESTERDAY'S Maximum te""'t, e- 4
degrees; minimum. SO dei
TODAY'S Probably ta.tr; ey-t winds.
German Lieutenant who started trouble at
Alsace deprived of rank, despite plea of
"seml-compulslon." Pace 3.
Whole battalion of Federals In revolt at
Guaymas. page 1.
Telephone trust agrees to divorce Western
fnion. give toll connections to rivals.
Currency bill passed. Page 1.
Mrs. Albert T. Patrick dead. Page 3.
Doctors and preachers arrayed in eugenics
law fight. Pago X.
Founder of George Junior Republic says
factional foe. trumped up cnargea
California saloon men circulating phohl-
bltlon petitions. Page 4.
Vice-President to take platform at 30O a
lecture. .Page J. :
Witnesses tell more of New Tork highway
campaign. Page 2.
Charlie White has shade the better of Wol
gaat in 10-round go. Page .
Thompson School wins featherweight loot
ball championship. Page ft.
Stewart awaits action by Horr on game for
Albany. Page 7.
Aggies' game with Occidental College off.
but Washington opens negotiation.
Pacific Northwest. -
Oregon Association ot Assessors urges wage
scale for deputies. Page 10.
Charley W. Wappenstein happy at prospect
of release. Page 19.
Rudell's accuser at The Dalles will be sum
moned to explain. Page 18.
Commercial aad Marine.
Opening of dairy produce exchange is suc
cessful. Paso 17.
Wheat higher at Chicago on smallness or
reserves. Page 17.
Boom in wall street, with all issues higher.
Further Improvement in iron and steel trade.
Page . 17.
Spars and masts to bo manufactured at St.
Helena Page 12.
Portland and Vicinity.
Harris guilty of vagrancy on evidence con
cerning alleged North End graft. Page
Board, in long session, falls to adjust en
gineering cour.c. ,
Mrs. A. V. Beesley entertains at bridge.
Page 10. ...
State producea Mrs. Von Klein to testify
i..Yta.. Para 1
UgaiUBl. Uiwuaiiu. ss -
Many unemployed to be employed by city
today, .rage . a , ,
Christmas buyers busy, but some need help
from salesforce. Page 10.
wave of relief beginning to roll on Asso
ciated Charities. Page 10.
Father Conway, of New Era, shot; wounds
not serious. Page 12.
Lumbermen want wooden boxcars. Page 13.
Weather report, data and forecast, rage 13.
DUKE ASKS FULL DECREE
Royal Italian - Becomes American
Seeking Absolute Divorce. ,
V NEW pRLEANS."Pec-49;--Jhe puch-
ess of Jaesina. resimng ai. iiureuw,
Italy, is asked- In an application filed
In civil District Court here today to
show cause why the Duke's plea for
final separation from her should not be
The Duchess applied for a divorce in
Florence two years ago and a partial
separation was granted. The Duke, by
that decree, could not marry again.
Soon after he arrived here three months
ago he applied for an absolute divorce
and the case came up today. The
Italian Consul here . vouched for the
plaintifTs. identity. The Duke has
taken out naturalization papers and
says he will not return to Italy. '
LITTLE PAPOOSE SHOES HEAP BIG
Restoration of Compe
WESTERN UNION. IS DIVORCED
Long-Distance Service Given
to Rivals' Subscribers.
WILSON COMMENDS PLAN
"Big Business'' Declared to Prefer
Obeying Anti-Trust Law to Fight
ing It Pacific Coast Suit
Is Not Affected,
WASHINGTON", Dec. 19. Attorney
General McReynolds made 'public to
night details of an agreement for
reorganization of the American Tele
phone & Telegraph Company, the
"telephone trust," which will prevent
litigation to dissolve that corporation
under the anti-trust act and under
which competitive conditions would be
restored in the telephone service of the
entire country and the combine will
dispose of Its holdings in the Western
Union Telegraph Company.
.The reorganization plan originated
with the company, although it followed
many reports that a suit against it
might be filed. It was regarded by
Department of Justice officials tonight
as the most striking Indication offered
in a decade that "big business" has
come to the conclusion that it is better
to follow the Sherman law than to fight
President Approves Plan.
The plan met not only the approval
of the Attorney-General and his chief
"trust buster," G. C. Todd, and officials
of the subsidiaries of the combine, but
was heartily approved by President
Wilson. "In a letter to Mr. McRey
nolds the President expressed his ad
miration for the attitude of the tele
phone company and his conviction that
such, conduct on the part of business
men meant a. building up ot business
on sound and permanent lines.
Coming on the heels of the an
nouncement that Postmaster-General
Burleson is interested in Government
ownership of telephone lines, the ac
tion of the Department of Justice took
an added significance and some officials
went so far as to express the opinion
that it indicated legislation to acquire
the country's telephone business would
not be pressed by the Administration
at the present session.
Distinct Management Assured.
In brief the agreement provides that:
"The American Telephone & Tele-
CConcluded on Page 2.)
LAW MAKES MEDICS
FOES OF PREACHERS
WISCONSIN" EUGENICS STATUTE
Doctors Say $S Fee for Examination
Is Too Small Ministers Look,
to Future Generations.
MILWAUKEE. Dec. 19. "There is
absolutely no likelihood of the calling
of a special session of the Legislature
to consider the so-called eugenic mar
riage law," said Governor McGovern
Never befor have the people of Wis
consin been so aroused over a state
bill. Ministers appear to be leading
the defense of the bill, while doctors
are heading the opposition.
Ministers say that the measure will
lead to a general uplift of the future
generations and base all their argu
ments on the ethical side, while the
doctors oppose the law, saying ' that
the 13 fees for examination of all pros
pective bridegrooms is far too small
and that they will refuse to make the
County physicians "who are permit
ted to make the examinations, say
they cannot do so because they are
not equipped to make the tests as re
quired by the law.
CASE IS LOST BY WINNER
R. W. Fidler, Who Gets $1 Damages
Against Road, Must Pay Costs.
BAKER, Or., Dec. 19. (Special.)
R. W. Fidler tonight won a verdict of
tl damages from the O.-W. R. & N.
Company for damaged feelings for be
ing ejected from a train which he
boarded at Haines in September with
out having a ticket- Judge-Anderson
this - morning refused to nonsuit the
case on the company's motion, and the
company put up a defense which prac
tically limited the amount of damages
to the humiliation suffered by the young
The jurors, in making the verdict,
intended to make such a one as would
put the costs which were heavy on
the railroad company, but the plaintiff
must bear his own costs, as, under the
law, a verdict of $50 or more is re
quired before the defendant must bear
the entire costs.
HOUSE BUILT IN 7 HOURS
Bakersfield Workmen Make Holiday
Present to Destitute Family.
BAKERSFIELD, CaL, Dec 19. With
lumber, nails,- fixtures and other mate
rials donated by various firms in town
31 carpenters, bricklayers, plumbers
and electricians today built in seven
hours a house for the destitute Van
Meter family, consisting of a mother
and five children.
It was a Christmas present from the
workingmen of the town to this fam
ily, who have been living in a wretched
tent hovel for months. The house is
wired for electricity, piped for gas,
contains complete plumbing fixtures
and connections with the sewer and
The workers entered the vacant lot
donated by a real estate firm at 7 A.
M. and completed the cottage before 5
$25,000 SUIT NOT DECIDED
Jury Disagrees In Case of R. W. De
Reign Against Railway Company
After being out more than 2 hours
and reporting that they were unable to
reach an agreement, the Jury in the
case of R. W. De Reign against the
Portland Railway, Light & Power Com
pany, was discharged yesterday morn
ing by Judge Cleeton. No date for a
new trial of the case has been set.
De Reign brought suit against the
railway contpany, asking ,25,545 for
broken bones and bruises alleged to
have been sustained when the automo
bile in which he was riding was struck
by an interurban car at the intersection
of the car line and the road at Island
Station, in Clackamas County. The ac
cident occurred last August. The suit
was brought by Davis & Farrell. The
railway company's defense was con
ducted by Frank L,onergan.
SLANG FINDS HIGH FRIEND
Wisconsin Professor Says Pupils and
Teachers Should Use It.
LOS ANGELES, Cal.. Dec. 19. A
warm indorsement of the use of slang.
not only by pupils, but by teachers as
well, was given today by M. Vincent
O'Shea, professor of education at the
University of Wisconsin, In addressing
the Institute of the southern section
of the California Teachers" Association.
"Slang is the natural development in
the method of expression of the human
race and it should be used by teachers
as well as by pupils," he said.
Professor O'Shea also spoke in favor
of football and declared that every boy
in the elementary schools should be
taught how to box.
LICENSE INCREASE ASKED
Peddlers of Small Fruits Seek to
Oust Those Who Cut Rates.
A rate war rasrincr in small busi
ness circles is apparent from the re
ceipt by Commissioner Bigelow yes
. f a notitlnn from 45 fruit and
vegetable peddlers asking that their
license be increased irom )ia to ou
. T- This oetition follows a peti
tion received from wood sawyers Thurs
day asking that their license oe in
j r-TT, .-. to tlOO a year.
The fruit hawkers not only want
their license raised but want the city
to require payment in full In advance
Instead of quarterly, as at present.
Wife's Arrival in Port
BROTHER PUT ON STAND TOO
Western Trip of E. E. C. Von
Klein in 1911 Told.
"LEWIS" ENTRY IDENTIFIED
Attorney Defending Polygamous
Charges Intimates Client Will
N"ot Testify but That Evi
dence May Be Presented.
The unexpected appearance of Mrs.
Louise Illstrup Von Klein, of Minneap
olis, as a witness against her husband.
E. E. C. Von Klein, on trial, charged
with polygamy, was the feature ot
the third day's session. The prisoner
was taken completely by surprise, Dis
trict Attorney Evans and Deputy Ma
gulre having given no intimation that
the first wife of he prisoner would
be a witness against him.
The prisoner's brother, Louis Von
Klein, was called by the state as a wit
Wife on Stand 20 Mlnntes.
Mrs. Von Klein was a good witness,
told her story plainly, clearly and
quietly, and retired to her hotel as
soon as she was excused from the
stand. She was on the stand only
about 20 minutes. It was evident that
she was nervous before she had com
pleted her testimony, but remained
cool until she was excused. After she
had retired to a private room she al
most broke down from nervous ex
citement and' refused to be seen by
anyone except her immediate friends.
Mrs. Von Klein arrived in Portland
last Saturday accompanied by her
sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Illstrup, and an
attorney, but had not attended any of
tha. sessions of tbe. trial, until called
yesterday. When her name was called
as a witness she came to the stand
from Judge Kavanaugh's private cham
bers and returned as soon as her ex
amination was concluded.
Surprise Declared Evident.
Her husband apparently was taken
by complete surprise when she was
announced as a witness and watched
the crowd in the back of the court
room closely, evidently expecting her
to come from that part of the room.
When she appeared from the side en
trance he looked at her closely and
then spoke to his attorney. All the
while she was on the stand he kept
his eyes glued on her, but not once
did sho face him or allow their eyes
to meet. Several times during the
cross-examination she faced Attorney
Hume to answer his questions. Not
once during the afternoon, even when
he first realized thac nts wife was to
testify against him, did the prisoner
lose the confident smile that he has
worn during all his trials.
Portland Registry Identified.
Mrs. Von Klein testified to her mar
riage to the defendant in Michigan
City, Ind.. March 25, 1902. She knew
her husband was on the Coast in the
Fall of 1911, she said, and received
cards from him. "Several were from
San Francisco," she said, "and I think
he sent me one from Portland."
She was shown the Portland Hotel
register on which Von Klein Is alleged
to have registered as George B. Lewis,
and identified tho handwriting as that
of her husband.
On cross-examination she admitted
that the Minneapolis home is in her
name and that she is the beneficiary
in a $20,000 insurance policy. Von
Klein attempted recently to substitute
Mrs. Rena B. Morrow as beneficiary in
this policy, she testified, but was re
strained by the Minneapolis court in
which her divorce suit is pending.
Louis Von Klein, a local automobile
dealer and brother of the prisoner, was
questioned as to letters written by his
brother which he Is alleged to have at
tempted to carry out of the Jail and
mail to persons in the East. - When
shown the letters and asked if they
were addressed in his brother's hand
writing, be said they looked as though
they might have been, but would not
swear that they were the same letters.
Defease Frosataes Surprise.
When court convenes Monday two
more witnesses will be called by the
state In its direoi case. It is not known
yet whether any witnesses will be
called by the defense. In examining
prospective Jurors Attorney Hume
asked them if they would be prejudiced
by the defendant exercising his statu
tory right of not taking the stand. In
dicating that the same course would
be pursued at this trial as at the two
former trials, at neither of which any
testimony was offered by the defense.
On the other hand. Attorney Hume has -intimated
that he might spring a sur
prise by calling a few witnesses.
The Von Klein trial will not be re
sumed today, to allow Judge Kava
naugh to hear naturalization applicants
and hear his regular week-end motion
Other witnesses on the stand yester
day who repeated the testimony offered
at the former trials were Deputy Ma
gulre, G. J. Kaufman. Joe Day, Franl
H. Beatty. Walter Geren, Fred Mallett
and District Attorney Evans.