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VOL,. TAX. NO. 16,G09.
PORTLAND. OREGON. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1U14.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
HI. GILL HIGH MAN
IN SEATTLE PRIMARY
date" Is Second.
REGULAR ELECTION MARCH 3
Gill's Triumph Remarkable and
TWO HIGHEST NOW IN RACE
Campaign of Leader of All Candi
dates Directed Chiefly by Men
, Who Brought About His
Recall in 1911.
SEATTLE, Waxh., Frb. 17. One bu
dred and ninety-nine precinct com.
plete give for Mayor, Gill 10,62.1; Tren
tolmr Sill. Winsor :!4, UrlfrltbB ol-4.
SEATTLE, Feb. 17. Hiram C. Gill,
who was elected Mayor of Seattle In
1910, recalled "for alleged misconduct
in office the next year and defeated
by Mayor Cotterill in 1912. was nom
inated for Mayor in today's- preferen
tial primary, receiving nearly as many
votes as his three nearest competitors
For second place, James D. Tren
holme. so-called "business men's, can
didate," is about 900 votes ahead of
Richard Wlnsor, with returns from
one-third of the city counted. Although
Wlnsor, under the law, filed as a non
partisan candidate, his nomination
was made and his campaign managed
by the Socialist party.
Austin E. Griffiths, indorsed by the
Ministerial Federation, is fourth in the
votea thus far counted.
Itesular Election March 3.
The two highest candidates will con
test for tho Mayoralty in the regular
election of March S.
A majority of all votes cast In the
.primary does not elect under the law
here, which Is different from the' pref
erential primaries in most cities of the
A remarkable feature of Gill's tri
umph is that his campaign was direct
ed chiefly by men who brought about
his recall In 1911. Gill tonight gave
the following signed statement to the
How Nomination Was Won.
"My nomination at the direct primary
election was due to the fact that more
citizens voted for me than for any
other candidate. To them I am pro
foundly grateful. But I feel that my
nomination really was caused by the
powerful and remarkable letter of
Erastus Brainerd. former editor of the
Seattle Fost-Intelligncer and recently
of the San Francisco Call. He was
known to the people of Seattle as the
man who effected my recall.
"At a time when every daily news
paper In Seattle had told me I must
not be a candidate, because It would
disgrace the city elsewhere, and they
gave me no other publicity, the letter
of Mr. Brainerd giving his reasons why
he supported mo was published and
thousands of the people who had fol
lowed him In recalling me followed him
In supporting me.
"I expect to be elected and under all
the circumstances I would be worse
than human and would be as black as
the devil and I have been so painted
if I do not give every ounce of my ef
ficiency to tho best interests of all the
people of Seattle, after their magnani
mous treatment of me. - H. C. GILL.
Fourth of City Reports.
Seventy precincts, or one-fourth of
the city, give GUI 6180. Trenholme 2781,
Winsor 2271, Griffiths 1902.
Ten scattered precincts out of 2S1
give Gill 710, Winsor (Socialist) 31S.
Trenholme 226. Griffiths 206. The pro
ilncts reporting almost uniformly give
Gill first place and Winsor second.
Under the law governing city elec
tions In Seattle no final choice of
city official can be made at a primary
There must be two candidates in the
election to follow the primaries. A
majority vote, which Mr. Gill may re
ceive, will not elect him; it will simply
serve to indk-ate a probable walkover
for him in the election next month.
t'lty Hall precinct, the first to report,
gives Gill 113. Trenholme 33, Winsor
(Socialist) 26, Grimiths 17.
Thirty-five precincts give Gill 3030,
Trenholme 1354, Winsor 1149, Grif
Winsor is tho nominee of the Social
ist party, although under the law the
ciectlon is non-partisan.
The other nominees for city offices
Corporation Counsel James E.
Bradford, Edwin J. Brown.'
Controller Harry W. Carroll, W. H.
Treasurer Ed L. Terry, George W.
Brown. Hazen and Scott are nominees
of the Socialist party.
The full list of Council nominees
cannot be given tonight, but Oliver
T. Krickson and Robert B. Hesketh
are renominated. '
$64 00 Package Is Stolen.
FARMINGTON. 111., Feb. 17. A
stranger walked Into the Adams Ex
press Company office tonight, knocked
C. I Brown, the express agent, un
conscious, and escaped with a package
containing 16100. Tho currency was
consigned to. a Chicago bank.
DEMAND FOR MINIMUM PAY OF
$500 A TEAR GRANTED.
Cnion Forces Education Department
to Terms as 8 0 Schools Close
' In One County.
LONDON, Feb. 17. Striking teachers
of the elementary schools In the County
of Hereford today won their fight for a
minimum' salary and the strike, which
started, on February 2, wa's called off.
The National Union of Teachers,
which .guaranteed full salary to Its
members for five years, succeeded In
forcing the Education. Department to
grant substantial increases. The teach
ers had demanded a minimum sal
ary of $500 a year Instead "of $450.
When they struck on February 2 80 of
the 120 schools under the Jurisdiction
of the council were closed and the ed
ucational work of the county was
stopped, except In a few cases where
head .masters, assisted by their fami
lies,, made an effort to continue it.
James Corner, vice-chairman of the
Herefordshire County Council, today re
signed his office, owing to his opposi
tion to "surrender" to the teachers.
WILSONS DINNER HOSTS
President's Daughter Aids at JIusl
calc That Follows.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. The Presi
dent and Mrs. Wllsonwere hosts at the
final state dinner of the Winter at the
White House tonight in honor of
Speaker Clark. In the absence from
the city of Mrs. Clark, the Speaker was
accompanied by Miss Clark. Miss Wil
son, daughter of the President, rendered
several numbers of a m,usicale that fol
lowed. The guests included the Seaker of
the House and Miss Clark, Senator and
Mrs. BoralC of Idaho; Senator and Mrs.
Kenyon, of Iowa; Senator and Mrs.
Poindexter, of Washington; Senator
and Mrs. Sutherland, of Utah; Repre
sentative and Mrs. William Kent, of
TIME ASKED FOR SETTLER
Extension of. Payments for Water
Advised In Senate Bill.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Feb. 17. The Senate irrigation
committee today favorably reported
the bill amending the reclamation act
by allowing settlers on Government
projects 20 years Instead of 10 In which
to pay for water..
Under the bill as reported settlers
will be required to pay 5 per cent
building charge at the time of filing an
entry an be exempt from further pay
ment for five succeeding years. During
the second five years they must pay 6
per cent of the total charge each year
and 7 per cent annually for the last 10
years. , .
HILL TO ISSUE NEW STOCK
Great Northern "Will Sell 19 0,000
Shares at Par Value ot $100.'
NEW YORK, Feb. 17. Announce
ment was made today that the direct
ors ot the ureat jNormern xiauway
Company had adopter a resolution pro
viding for an issue or 190,000 additional
shares of stock at the par value of
$100. Stockholders are to be permitted
to subscribe for the new stock on a
basis of 8 per cent of their present
The proceeds of the issue are to be
devoted to the acquisition of extension
lines, telephone and telegraph termi
nals and similar properties.
News of the proposed issue caused
the stock to decline two points.
QUART OF PICKLES IS MEAL
Man Residing Near Oakland, Or.,
Eats Nearly Gallon Daily.
, OAKLAND, Or., Feb. 17. (Special.)
A strange idiosyncrasy, aided and
abettted by a capable appetite, has been
found in a man living three miles south
of Oakland, who eats a quart of dill
pickles at every meal. Three-quarters
of a gallon Is his daily capacity.
' He himself does not look upon it as
remarkable, for it is his opinion that
one of the fundamental tastes, which
in the case of most people is sweet, in
his case simply happened to be sour.
Pickles to him are the same as candy
'DRYS' CONDUCT MEMORIAL
Temijerance Workers Laud Efforts
of Miss Frances Willard.
CHICAGO, Feb. 17. Memorial serv
ices were' held here today for Frances
Willard. temperance worker arid for
years the head of the Woman's Chris
tian Temperance Union.
"In the banishment of the saloon,'
said Rev. E. L. Williams, speaker of
the day, "which will surely come in a
generation. Miss. Wlllard's work will
The services marked the 16th anni
versary of the death ,of Miss Willard.
BAND" PLAYS AT FUNERAL
German Musicians Fulfill Request of
Late Magazine Editor.
NEW YORK, Feb. 1 7. (Special.)
The little German band which Mrs.
Zoo Anderson Norris loved, played at
her funeral, on the East Side, today,!
just as the magazine editor had re
quested In a remarkable prophecy of
her death, which she wrote In herl
magazine, The East Side.
SENATE MAY FIGHT
FOR LITERACY TEST
Wilson's Attitude Be
POSITION IS MISUNDERSTOOD
Committee Had Reported
President Would Sign.
DEFIANCE IS DISCUSSED
Certainty Felt That Measure Can
Pass Senate, With Possibility
That It Also Could Be
' Repassed Over Veto.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. Informa
tion that President Wilson would veto
the immigration bill if it is sent to him
irom congress with the literacy test
provision today amazed members of
the Senate Immigration committee.
Many of them confessed tonight they
were bewildered. Inasmuch as they had
determined to retain the literacy test
in their draft for the measure as it
passed the House, under the impression
that the President would accept the
bill if it passed the Senate. An Inter
esting session of the committee is
looked for tomorrow. The committee
two weeks ago directed Senator Smith
or faouth Carolina, the chairman, to
consult with the President on imml
gration legislation. '
Waste of Time Opposed.
It was said today that tho members
especially desired to learn whether the
veto power might be directed at the il
literacy provision of the Burnett bill.
some or tne senators were inclined to
the belief it would be a waste of time
to take up consideration of immigra
tion reform at all if the restrictive lit
eracy test would fall again.
They were committed to that provi
sion as a beneficial form of restriction,
had votea for it twice before and felt
constrained ' to insist on it again, but
didnot want' to waste the time "of a
busy Congress should there be a possi
bility, that immigration legislation
would fall again under the execu
Senators Show Ftfffct.
Senator Smith reported that while
the President did not look on the liter
acy test with favor, he would sign the
bill If it passed the Senate. On that
basis the committee began its test. Now
the members are inclined to stand by
their guns despite the President's at
titude, certain that the measure can
pass the Senate and not at all sure that
it might not repass both houses by a
two-thirds vote over the head of the
The Senate repassed a similar bill
over President Tart's veto, but it failed
in the House.
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
Tbe YTeather. j
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 44
degrees; minimum, 88 degrees;
TODAY'S Rain and wanner; southeasterly
Striking teachers win more pay in England.
Administration to advocate ultimate revision ,
of developed power. Page 2. i
Wilson denies Tumulty Is influenced by re
ligious prejudice.. Page 2.
Senate may fight for literacy test. Page 1.
Bandit responsible for Mexican tunnel out
rage captured by Americans. Page a.
New York engineer refuses to waive im
munity In graft cases. Page 2.
Hopgrower blames early season for condi
tions that lead to riots. Page 3.
Girl's former sweetheart charged with, club
bing her to death. Page 4.
Both sides scored in closing argument! in
Gore case. Page 3.
Socialist leader says red flag must fly beside
Stars and Srlpea. Page 4.
Three fuel men convicted of conspiracy to
defraud Government of customs duties.
Miss Margaret Wilson reported bethothed.
Ebbets plan to fight Federals with new
club in Brooklyn is blocked. Page 12.
Jefferson High School defeats Washingtosv
4 to 1, at soccer. Page 12.
Baker may hire King to manage ball team
page is. -Oregon
loses game to Washington by one
point. Page 12.
Price of Oregon wool to be above last year's
despite new tariff. Page &.
Eight-hour law not violated in police or fire
department, says bupreme Court. Page h.
New tax law is praised by Commissioner
Eaton. Page 6.
Prominent Spokane woman reveals herself
as veiled kidnaper. Page 3,
Hi. GUI la high man in primaries at Seattle.
Commercial and Marine.
Coast potato markets depressed by heavy
offerings. Page 17.
May wheat sells at highest price of season
in Chicago. Page 17. -
Stocks present firm front in face of lower
London prices. Page 17.
New dredge Multnomah to get 30 days' test
before acceptance. Page 16.
Portland and Vicinity.
Mr. Daly's water meter scheme opposed by
Mayor. Page 7.
O.-W. R. & N. Company telegraphers may
go out on strike. Page 11.
Registration for day near record despite
weather, puge 7.
Congress of Mothers holds flag sale for
child welfare. Page 7.
f orth western Electric turns hot steam
coursing through 13 blocks under city,
Auditorium site hangs on City Attorney's
opinion. Pago 2U.
Aiding band blamed by would-be sujeide for
ceeira 10 uie. ragQ i .
Percy W. Rochester, prominent Coast builder,
commits suicide here. Page 5.
President of Ad Clubs of America speaks at
dinner in fortiuno. Page
Weather report, forecast and data,. Pago 17.
WAVE ELECTRIFIES VESSEL
Huge Sea Slwrt Circuits Wires on
:' Steamer Crew ".Shocked.
. BOSTON, Feb. 17. How a huge sea
which boarded the German steamer
W'artenfels wrecked- the charthouse,
smashed a powerful electric signal
lamp, short-circuUed the wires and for
a time charged the ship with electric
ity was related today by Captain Schov
when the steamer arrived from Cal
cutta. Chief . Oftlcer Voight was thrown
from the bridge and a beam from the
demolished charthouse pinned the
quartermaster to the deck. The vessel
was rolling heavily and a human chain
was formed to pull away the beam.
"When the end man of the chain took
hold of a steel stanchion he and all the
others were knocked down by an elec
THEY DON'T HEAR THE BELL LIKE THEY DID A FEW WEEKS AGO
OUTRAGE IS CAUGHT
United States Cavalry
BANDIT GROSSES BOUNDARY
Legal Question Involved
Surrender to Rebels.
CAPTORS USE WIRELESS
Americans Are on Watch as Result
of Message From Ranch 'Man
ager on Mexican Side Villa
EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 17 Tke Ao-
clated Tress dispatch saying that Ca
tillo would be turned over to the con'
titutlonallsts, delivered to General
Villa at midnight, vra received with
great satisfaction by the General.
He said that Castillo would be for
mnlly charged with the murder of M.
J. Gllmartln. an American, and 50
others at the Cambre tunnel. He
nmmlitd that the trial would not be
clogged by any red tape.
EL PASO. Tex., Feb. 17. Maximo
Castillo, the Mexican bandit charged
with responsibility for the Cumbre tun
nel disaster, in which ten Americans
and 41 others lost their lives, was cap
tured 38 miles south of Hachlta, N. M.,
today by American troops. This Infor
mation, was conveyed to General Hugh
L. Scott, commandant at Fort Bliss, in
an official telegram from Captain
White, Ninth United States Cavalry.
With the bandit were six of his fol
lowers. According to Captain White's
brief dispatch they surrendered with
out a fight. They will be brought
Arrest Ordered by Wireless.
Castillo, to avoid a range of moun
tains on the Mexican side, made a de
tour which brought him into American
territory:- - Captain White -was -on tile
watch, having received information
yesterday from Walter McCormlck,
American manager of Las Palomas
ranch, on. the Mexican side, that the
much-wanted man was In the vicinity.
Captain White telegraphed by Army
wireless to General Scott for instruo
tions and was ordered to arrest thi
bandit should, he put foot on American
Whether the prisoner shall be sur
rendered to the rebels is a legal ques
tion which remains to be settled. If
this is done there is no doubt he will
be executed for the Cumbre disaster.
He is not charged 'with any crime ou
Castillo set fire to a freight train
in the Cumbre tunnel two weeks ago.
Concluded m pase 2.)
TO WED, IS REPORT
INFORMAL BETROTHAL TO SO
CIAL WORKER RUMORED.
Boyd Fisher, of Princeton, Visits
White House Regularly and Dally
Letters Are Exchanged.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 17. (Special.)
It was persistently reported here today
that Miss Margaret Wilson, eldest
daughter of the President, had become
informally betrothed to Boyd Fisher, of
Princeton and New York, a well known
Strength is given to the report' by
the frequent week-end visits of Mr.
Fisher to the White House and his con
stant appearance by the side of Miss
Wilson here. It is known also that
never a day passes during his absences
from Washington that a letter is not
sent him on White House stationery
and one from him Is In every day's
White House mail.
Mr. Fisher was among the guests at
the White House wedding and was the
only man outside of the Immediate
family and the bridal party invited to
the bride's table in the private dining
room for the wedding feast.
SALVATION TASK HOPELESS
Public Works Board Will Fix Furni
ture bat Not Save Souls.
LOS ANGELES. Feb. 17. In a formal
communication to the Board of Public
Works the City Council today asked
the immediate repair of a chair and
table and the big fireplace in the Coun
cil chamber, to save the Councilmen
from "present and future torment." In
a formal reply the Public Works Board
"This Board at once will repair the
chair and table and see that the grate
is properly improved, but as for keep
ing your honorable body from eternal
damnation and future torment, the
Board regrets to report after careful
consideration that the task seems hope
FRUIT MEN WIN OLD RATE
Washington and Oregon Growers Not
lo Pay More Express Tariff.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Feb. 17. Washington and Ore
gon fruitgrowers will save $100,000, It
is estimated, as a result of the action
of express companies In withdrawing
f e r-.-th 9wco mtnv'slilPTrtn SsearuotrTTti
creased tariffs on berries tiled some
Washington and Oregon growers pro
tested before the Interstate Commerce
Commission on the grounds that orders
for this year's crop were taken on the
basis of old express rates, and that the
new tariff would wipe out tbe season's
OHIO S0L0NS IN TUMULT
Special Session of Legislature Almost
In Riot at Close. .
COLUMBUS. Feb. 17. Scenes of tu
mult, which at times bordered on riot
marked the closing day of tho special
session of the Legislature, which ad
journed sine die lato today.
An altercation in the House today
between Representative Warnes, demo
cratic floor leader, and Representative
Cooper, a Republican, was prevented
by other members, who separated them
n a quarrel over the automobile license
tax bill, an administration measure,
which Anally was passed and sent to
MARKET BLOCK FAVORED
Commercial Club Governors Reaf'
firm Stand on Auditorium.
The Portland Commercial Club reaf
firmed the policy which it has held long
regarding the municipal auditorium,
adopting a resolution favoring the
Market site, at the meeting of the
board of governors yesterday.
The resolution instructs the "commit
tee of public affairs of the Commercial
I Club to advise Commissioner Brewster
and the City Commission that the board
approves the use of the Market block
for auditorium purposes and particu
larly recommends immediate action.
SALOONS WIN IN OAKLAND
License Reduced and Number
Drinking Places Doubled.
OAKLAND, Cal., Feb. 17. An Initia
tive ordinance doubling the statutory
number of saloons In Oakland was car
ried at an election here today. Four
hundred saloons now are permissible,
With 122 precincts reported, out of 168
I the vote stood 13,040 for the new ordi
nance ana iu,i83 against it. The sa
loon license is reduced from $1000 to
The action today was a repudiation
of an ordinance passed by the City
Commission last October.
BISHOP ASKS FOR TROOPS
Riots Continue Near Church Where
Police Tried to Install Priest.
SOUTH BEND, Ind.. Feb. 17. Women
and children continued today to riot in
the neighborhood ot St. Casimir's Polish
I Catholic Church, where several persons
were hurt Sunday when the police at
tempted to install Rev. Stanislaus
Gruza as priest.
A. L. Hubbard, attorney' for Bishop
Alderlng, ot Fort Wayne, announced
he had requested Governor ltalston to
call state troops to South Bend to as
I sist in placing the priest in charge of
, the church.
0 CIICI WO mill TV
One Acquitted at Trial
in San Francisco.
TWO OFFICERS ARE CONYICTED
Weigher Also Held Conspirator
CHECKER NOT TO BLAME
F. C. Mills, Superintendent. James
B. Smith, Vice-President, and E.
II. Mayer, Employe, or Wcst- -ern
Company, Found Guilty.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 17. F. C.
Mills, superintendent; James B. Smith,
vice-president and general manager.
and E. H. Mayer, weigher, officers and
employes o f the Western Fuel Com
pany, were found guilty- tonight of
conspiring to defraud the Government
out of customs duties on imported coal,
Edward J. Smith, checker, was ac
quitted. The first indictments in the case
were brought by the United States
grand jury February 10, 1913, and were
directed aginst John L. Howard, presi
dent of the Western Fuel Company; J.
L. Schmitt, Sidney V. Smith and Robert
Bruce, directors; James B. Smith, vice-
president and- general-manager; Ed
ward J. Smith, his brother, and a
checker employed by the company;
Frederick C. Mills, superintendent, and
E. H. Mayer, a weigher.
Fraud Agreement Charged.
They charged that the defendants en
tered into an unlawful agrement to de
fraud the Federal Government in three
First, by causing false weights and
measures and fraudulent returns ot
weight jon-the incomiug cargoes of
their coal for the purpue'bf lessening
the amount of duty collected;
?eeond, by causing tho returns of
weight on all outgoing cargoes deliv
ered into American bottoms to be
grossly excessive in weight, making
the customs drawback much irrcater
than the duties that had been collected
on the same coal.
Third, by grossly overweighlng the
coal delivered to tho United staici
Second Indictments Found.
A second set of indictments, repeat
ing the charges contained in tho first,
was returned by tho grand jury Juno
28, two days after John L. McNab,
United States District Attorney for the
Northern District of California, had
telegraphed his resignation to President
Wilson with a recital of circumstances
which he said showed that outside in
fluences had been at work through tho
office of the Attorney-General to em
barrass him and defeat tho end of jus
Tho McNab charges became a mat
ter of National discussion and led to
warm debate in Congress.
Matt I. Sullivan and Theodoro J.
Roche, of this city, wero named spe
cial prosecutors to represent the Gov
ernment In these and the Diggs-Cam-Inetti
cases and were instructed to
proceed to trial with no unnecessary
One ot Defendant Dies.
The trial opened before United
States District Judge Dooling, Decem
ber 10. The Government completed Its
evidence January 22. Within an hour
after court adjourned that day, John
L. Howard was stricken with apoplexy
and died the next day.
Motions for the dismissal of tbe in
dictments against Schmitt, Bruce and
Sydney Smith on the-ground that their
connection with tho alleged conspiracy
had not been established were granted
by Judge Dooling January 24. The in
dictment against Howard was dismissed
on motion of Government counsel 'on
the day of his death.
The last evidence was taken Febru
ary 13, one year and three days after
the first indictments were brought and
two months and three days after tho
MOB THREATENS FANATICS
Lynching Narrowly Averted Wlien
Religious Enthusiasts Are Tried.
NEWTON, 111.. Feb. 17. The lynch
ing of four religious enthusiasts after
they had been found guilty and fined
J100 and costs each for "trying to whip
sin and the devil" out of two small
boys, was narrowly averted in the Jus
tice Court today.
The attack on the men on trial was
precipitated when Raymond and Cam
eron 4ilchard8on, 9 and 12 years old,
exhibited cuts and bruises which It was
charged members of the Holiness cult
had inflicted at church services a weelc
BAKER BONDS AWARDED
Denver Company Offers $352.65
Premium for $98,851 Issue.
BAKER. Or., Feb. 17. A premium of
$3352.65 was bid by E. II. Rollins & Co.,
a Denver bond house, for Baker's issue
of $98,851 water bonds and tho award
wastade .on this basis today.
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