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PORTLAND. , ORECOX, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 1914.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
HAS MMORUY OF 87
Wilson Supported by
PARTY TIDE IS NOT STAYED
.Only 52 Follow Leaders of
CLIMAX MEMORABLE ONE
Canal Tolls Issue Now Goes to Sen
ate, Where l'ight Is Certain, tout
Where Administration Will
Demand Early Action.
KORTinVKST YOTKS SOLIDLY
AGAINST RKPEAL OF EX
IMPTIOS, OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU,
Washington. March SI. The Repre
sentatives in Con&resa from Oregon,
Washington and Idaho today voted
solidly against the passage of the
Administration bill proposing to re
peal the toll exemption clause of the
I'anama. Canal act.
All members from these states were '
present and all voted -with the minor
ity. Senators Chamberlain and Lane
were on the floor of the House dur
ing the delivery of Speaker Clark's
speech and Senator Chamberlain "
frequently Joined In the applause.
"WASHINGTON, March 31 The House
of Representatives, after one of the
most spectacular legislative struggles
in the history of the Nation, voted to
night to repeal the provision of the
Panama Canal act exempting American
vessels from the payment of tolls. The
vote on the repeal was 247 to 161, a
majority of S6 votes in support ofthe
personal plea of President Wilson.
This verdict on the issue, which has
absorbed Congress for weeks, came at
the close of a stirring- day made mem
orable in the annals of tha House by
a party division which found Speaker
Clark, Majority Leader Underwood and
other Democratic chieftains lined up in
opposition to the President on an issue
which the latter had declared vital to
his conduct of the Nation's foreign
200 Democrats Support Wilson.
The bill goes tomorrow to the Sen
ate, where the fight will be renewed
wth all of the vigor and determination
that attended it in the lower house.
On the final vote 220 Democrats in
the House stood by the President, giv
ing him in "ungrudging measure" what
he had asked "for the honor of the
Nation" in its foreign relations. Twenty
live Republicans and two Progressives
also voted to sustain the President.
Fifty-two Democrats followed Speaker
Clark and Leader Underwood to defeat
In their steadfast determination that
the President was wrong In his decision
that toll exemption for American ships
Is a violation of the Hay-Pauncefote
treaty with Great Britain.
Nothing Can Stem Tide.
Nothing', it seemed, could stem the
tide of Administration success. Speaker
Clark, for nearly 22 years a member of
the House, made the speech of his life
to forestall what he termed "unques
tionable degradation" of the Nation.
In this he failed, but he did smooth
over the party breach with kindly
words for his adversaries, praise for
President Wilson and an unqualified
denial of any vaulting ambition on his
When Speaker Clark had closed the
debate for the oppositoin to the repeal
with an impassioned argument he was
triumphant in defeat, for the entire
legislative assemblage, in which were
many Senators, rose to cheer him.
President Wilson was at dinner when
the result of the vote was announced.
He was gratltieu. but made no com
ment. Senate Htat Certain.
In the Senate the bill will be re
ferred to the . committee on inter
oceanic canals. of which Senator
O'Gornian. of New York, a vigorous op
ponent of the measure, is chairman.
Senator O'Gorman lias said he would
call a meeting of the committee at once
to consider the bill.
That there will be a light in the com
mittee is certain. How long it will be
there cannot be predicted, but Admin
istration Senators propose that a vote
shall be taken by the committee within
a" reasonable time. Senator Owen is
leading the light for the President
The committee will have many pro
posals before it, several of them in the
nature of compromises, some of them
resembling' a motion of the House mi
nority today to recommit the repeal
bill and to repeal the exemption clause,
with a declaration that the United
States should have complete sover
eignty over the canal. This motion
in the House was defeated by a vote of
232 to ITS. It will be the aim of Ad
ministration Senators to have the re
peal reach its final vote within two or
ftallrriea Are Parked.
The tcene in the Hout e chamber when
Fpeaker Clark yielded the gavel to
representative Underwood, the major
ity leader, was unrivaled in the his
tory of American legislation. Never
before In the recollection of the oldest
tConcluded 011 ttfe .')
FOR WIFE IS LUCKY
CAPTAIN WELLMAN, COCNTED
AMONG DEAD, MUCl ALIVE.
American Who Fought in Turko
Russian War, Now Rich, Finds
Spouse in Iirooklyn.
NEW YORK, March 31. Captain Al
bert Wellman, who fought under Os
man Pasha in the Turkish-Russian war
and was counted among the dead at the
battle of Plevna in 1877, was reunited
today to his wife, who had left their
home In Cairo for England and even
tually for this country, after receiv
ing the news that her husband' had
Captain Wellman, Instead of being
dead, was among the prisoners taken
by the Russians. When he was re
leased he could find no trace of his
wife 05 son. After making a long
search for them he settled in Montreal,
where he built up a large furniture
Recently he received word from his
wife's relatives that she was living Jn
Brooklyn and he soon sought her out.
BAKER CHARGE IS -DENIED
Governor Says His Kelusal to Ex
tradite Knezevitch Garbled.
SALEM, Or., March 31. (Special.)
Governor West denied today that he
had refused to Issue a requisition for
Martin Knezevitch, ex-saloonkeeper of
Copperfield, under conditions as have
He said that he announced when the
appropriation for bringing fugitives
back to the state was exhausted he
would issue no more requisitions un
less he was assured by the county au
thorities that the expense would be
borne by the counties. He said that
since then he had issued requisitions,
but he had ample assurance that the
expense would be met. However, In
the case of Knezevitch he declared
that District Attorney Godwin had not
given him that assurance and until
he did the requisition would not be
Mr. West further denied that he had
pardoned J. J. Burns, ex-convict, who
was a Councilman of Copperfield. He
said Burns served his term before he
became Governor .nd was a Council
man of Copperfield when Colonel Law
son took charsre of the town. Later
the Governor restored Burns' citizen
fchip and Colonel Lawson in the city
government established by him re
tained only Burns of all the Council
men. ALARM FOR T. R. IS VAGUE
Colonel's Secretary and Others Have
No Faith in Aged Rumor.
NEW YORK, March 31. What ap
peared to be a round-about revival of
the rumor that- some mishap had be
fallen Theodore Roosevelt in Brazil re
ceived no credence at the Colonel's of
fices here today. A vague dispatch,
purporting to come from Peru. cald
that alarm was expressed there for his
Frank Harper, Colonel Roosevelt's
secretary, and others who naturally
would receive first Information in the
circumstances pointed out that the
whereabouts of the party, as recently
reported directly by cable, indicated
that telegraphic advice from the
Colonel could hardly reach Peru at this
SON THOUGHT DEAD, IN JAIL
Mother. After 1C Years, Locates
BOISE. Idaho. March 31. (Special.)
Not having heard from her son for
12 years the mother of John Lockhart,
an inmate of the State Penitentiary,
thought him dead. She learned recent
ly that he was a prisoner and arrived
here today from California to make a
plea before the Board of Pardons,
which meets tomorrow.
Lockhart was sentenced from Sho
shone County for 10 years to life for
second degree murder. He killed a
man over a gambling debt in the Coeur
d'Alene mining district. He started
serving his sentence September 11,
RICH FOLK HAVE SECURITY
Vanderbilt and Duchess of Man
chester Brokers" Creditors.
NEW YORK. March 31. H. B. Hol
lins &. Co., bankers and brokers, who
failed last Fall, had liabilities, accord
ing to schedules in bankruptcy filed to
day, ot I3.S13.643 and nominal assets of
$6,829,128. Much of the assets, it was
said, consist of stocks practically
Among the secured creditors are Wil
liam K. Vanderbilt, $546,596, and the
Duchess of Manchester, formerly Miss
Helen Zimmerman, of Cincinnati, $263,
541. DEBATE WON, LIFE RISKED
Pendleton Boy Leaves Sickbed for
School's Honor and Has Relapse.
PENDLETON, Or., March 31. (Spe
cial.) Leaving a sick bed to assist his
colleague to win the interscholastlc
debating championship of Eastern Ore
gon Friday, Clarence Bean has been
exceedingly ill ever since.
He had been 111 with mups and when
the Baker High team refused to con
sent to a postponment he paid no at
tention to the protestations of friends
and took part in the contest. Immedi
ately after the debate he suffered a
Man Who Killed His Bride Sentenced
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.. March 31. Ollie
Blades who pleaded guilty here yes
terday to the charge of murdering his
lti-year-old bride, was sentenced today
to life imprisonment. Blades shot his
wife to death last December, juet a
month after their marriage.
CLARK PLEADS FOR '
Speaker Dramatic in
MONROE DOCTRINE DEFENDED
Domestic Trade Declared Na
tion's Own Concern.
SUPREME COURT QUOTED
Quarrel With President and Candi
dacy Denied Nomination, in
Event of Mistake, Declared
Not Worth. Having.
WASHINGTON, March 31. Speaker
Clark's stirring speech in the House
closing the argument for the opponents
of the canal tolls exemption repeal bill
was one of the most dramatic features
of this extraordinary contest. The
"Mr. Speaker: There is no personal
issue between the President of the
United S'ates and myself. I trust
there never will be. I have at no time
uttered one word of criticism of the
President. At no time, so far as I be
lieve, has the President said one word
of criticism of me. In the nature of
things a man who is worthy to hold
a high public post In the service of the
country must believe that, other public
servants are actuated by the same
high, courageous and patriotic motives
by which he believes himself to be
Wllaoi's Motives Unquestioned.
"I have never entertained the opin
ion that President Wilson Is actuated
by other than the highest patriotic mo
tives. I do not believe that President
Wilson has ever entertained any other
opinion as to the conduct of those of us
who And it necessary to difTer with him
on this question. President Wilson
does not desire a breach in the Demo
cratic party. I do not desire a breach
in the Democratic party.
"I would scorn to believe that Presi
dent Wilson countenanced for one mo
ment the eltorts of some of the Jackal
press to represent that we are seeking
to disrupt the Democratic party. The
President is too big a man not to de
sire that this great question-should be
fought out on its merits, free from
personalities. The President has too
high an idea of the duties of a public
servant to desire members to do other
than vote their conscientious convic
tions. With most of those who have
asserted that I am seeking to disrupt
the party the wish is father to the
Mr. Clark denounced newspapers
'oncludetl on Pac
VEIAS VJ OJ?rJSTH& WA GOO
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 49.4
degree; minimum. 41 decree.
TODAY'S Pair; light variable winds, raoatly
Torreon still held by defending federals.
Speaker Clark makes dramatic plea for ad
herence to party platform. Page 1.
Houses passes bill to repeal canal tolls.
After 37 years' search. American thought
dead, finds wife In Brooklyn. Page 1.
Vail clerk. 19, caught after two years In
vestigation, charged with, S20.G0U theft.
Woman slayer of husband at Oakland. Cal..
acquitted. Page 2.
Champ Clark's first big" ' Job is recalled
by employer. Page 1.
Von Klein's wife testifies' in suit for di
vorce from convicted bigamist. Page 2.
All-American track team back with tl Au
stralasian records. Page t.
Baker leaguers beat Willamette collegians.
1 to 0. Page 9.
Baseball opening in Portland to be really
big day. Page 8.
Portland Beavers win opening baseball game,
8 to 1. Page J.
"Hig" to do mound duty on opening day
at home. Page S.
Suspects taken In. Kim a bank robbery not
thought guilty. Page 7.
King County officials fight, spilling blood,
uh rival factions clah. Page 7.
Attempt made to kill whole family by
poluonlng at RIohland. Or. Page 7.
The "tattooed bandit." Charles Hopkins.
caught auleep in bed and is now in Jail.
Alleged school rioters plead not guilty.
Washington Vonfcrence votes for S10 as
minimum wage. Page 3.
Commercial and Marine.
Wheat sells at highest prices of season In
Northwestern markets. Page 19.
Chicago wheat lores anotlter cent because
of fine crop prospects. Pago IS.
Stocks favorably affected by Interstate
Commerce- Commission action. Page 19.
Conference In South believed means aug
mented' steamship service. Page 11.
Portland and Vicinity.
Aero Club head to arrange start of bal
loon race here. Page 18.
rr. White, secretary of mate Board of
Tfealth. quits the "fly campaign."
Opposition to proposed mit bill causes
postponement of- action. Page JX
Portland's march notable from business
standpoint as March statistics show.
Weather, report, forecast and data. Page 19.
STRIKERS CAUSE DISEASE
Itus&ian Duma May Investigate
Poisonous Fumes Mystery.
ST. PETERSBURG. March 31 Mem
bers of the Duma are urging the ap
pointment of a committee to Investigate
th3 cause of a sickness from which
operatives In the tobacco and rubber
factories are suffering. More than 70
new cases were reported today in one
tobacco factory and 30 in a rubber fac
tory. The employes are leaving by the
According to police the disease is the
result of a plot to foment strikes.
The method, it Is supposed, consists
of the production of poisonous fumes.
Somersault Fatal to -Vila tor.
TURIN. Italy, March 31. An Italian
army aviator. Lieutenant Griff, was
killed today while attempting a somer
sault In an" aeroplane.
THIS BEING APRIL FIRST-
TORREON STILL IN
Rumor of Fall Turns
DURANGO CONSUL TO BLAME
Large Federal Reinforcpov
POSITION LITTLE CHANGED
Troops Said to Have I-eft Salllllo
Saturday and to Have Been Sched
uled to Arrive on Scene of
Conflict Last NiRht.
JUAREZ. March 31. General Car
ranza said positively tonight that while
there was every reason to hope for
the early capture of Torreon. the town
had not yet fallen and that the position
f the troops had not materially
changed in the last 24 hours.
This information was given out
through Roberto V. Fesqueira, confi
dential agent or the Constitutionalists,
and Alfredo Brei-edi, secretary to
Carranza. They also traced to Ha
origin the report today that the city
Con.nl'. Trlrtram Start Rumor.
This town burst into excitement
when a rebel official exhibited to two
Americans a telegram sent yesterday
by Theodore Hamm. American Consul
at Durango, to Secretary of State
Bryan. It said he had been informed
that Torreon had fallen.
"The situation In a nut shell," said
Senor Fesqueira, "is that the capture
of Torreon seems certain, but no on?
can predict when."
WASHINGTON. March 31. Three of
ficial telegram's were received at the
State Department tonight from Consul
Hamm, the American diplomatic repre
sentative at Durango, Mex., concerning
the reported capture of Torreon by
General Villa's forces.
Frevlonn Blesnaatrn Kxplalned.
The first two messages were dated
yesterday and reported that the fed
erals were then evacuating Torreon.
The third telegram, however, was dated
today and explained that the previous
messages were "premature and unre
liable." It added that large federal
reinforcements were arriving at Tor
reon "from the east." It was explained
that strong federal reinforcements for
Torreon left Saltillo Saturday and were
scheduled to arrive at Torreon tonight
The long-expected battle In tho neigh
borhood of Tampico Is still In abeyance,
According to reports today from the
naval officer In that vicinity."
TIME ROLLED BACK
ON CHAMP CLARK
CALIFORNIA MAX RECALLS GIV
ING ITRST "BIG" JOB.
Appearance of "Teacher" Was Un
mistakable, Says W; N. Ruther
ford, Prosecutor of Stockton. .
STOCKTON. Cal- March 31. (Spe
cial.) Speaker Clark was at one time
glad to accept a position aa teacher of
a small village school in Missouri from
W. N. Rutherford, Prosecuting Attorney
of this city. It was Clark's first "big
Job. Rutherford was for many years
Superintendent of Schools of Randolph
"Late one day in 1ST4." saldIr. Ruth
erford today, "there was a knock at
my office door. Opening the door I
behold a well dressed young man who
had the unmistakable appearance of a
I should like to know if you have
a position in your school department
that I could fill?" the young man asked
" "'What iiameT I asked.
"Champ Clark. waa the reply.
"I was impressed with the business
like tones of the young man. as well
as his general appearance and decided
to give him a trial. I assigned him to
a, village school some distance from the
DALLAS CAMPAIGN IS HOT
City Klcetloii Only Week Away and
Ward llcht Promising.
DALLAS. Or March 31. (Special.
nn tne city election but a week off.
city politics are waxing hot In this
Walter J. Coy, the man who brought
an injunction last Summer against the
Issuance of a third saloon licenso In
the city, was reported as hein? in
the race for the office of Councilman
from the Third Ward. This was an
error, as Mr. Coy Is not In the race.
but. on the contrary, is managing the
campaign of W. P. Miller, one of the
leading anti-raloon advocates in this
section. The fight in this ward nrom
ises to be a hardly fought one. Pam
phlets containing the ordinance upon
which Mr. Coy placed a referendum pe
tition have been circulated over the
city, and a warm flBht Is expected to
aeveiop over this ordinance,
LAST PAN HOLDS NUGGETS
Pioneer Prospector, Near Baker,
Strikes Big "Colors."
RAKER. Or.. March 31. (Special.
Charles Burgeys. an aged pioneer pros
pector of Raker County, came in from
the hills near Pine Creek today with a
pocketfull of beautifully marked nug
gets which he took from his claim
which he has worked for two years.
Burgess has at odd times taken con
slderable gold from the claim, but had
decided to quit.
"One more panful!." he eald late one
day last week. In the pan was one
nugget worth $15 and two more worth
$5 each. He had struck a pocket. The
claim is now being worked by himself
and two assistants.
DOG WINS WILL CONTEST
I-ate Owner's Relatives Fail to Prove)
BOSTON, March 31. "Pete Crafts"
will continue to enjoy luxuries uncom
mon among dogs. The probate court
today approved the will of his late
master, John Chancellor Crafts, which
provides a fund of $1300 a year for
the upkeep of "Pete." Relatives who
had been cut off without a cent con
tested the will, alleging "undue Influ
ence." At the hearing witnesses told how
"Pete" had presided at the head of the
table at "birthday parties" given In
6000 SHEEP PURCHASED
Pendleton Stockman Sajs Outlook
for 114 Clip Is Favorable.
PENDLETON. Or.. March 3'. (Spe
cial.) Dan P. Smyme. local member of
the firm of Smythe Brothers, announces
the purchase of SOO0 head of yearlings
in (Southern Gilliam County. The
wethers will be sold during the Spring
and the reminder will be run with
the Smythe sheep In the Wenaha Na
tional Forest this season.
Mr. Smythe says general sheep condi
tions are good throughout Eastern
Oregon and that his firm is In the
market for more yearlings. He also
nays the past Winter has been favor
able to sheepmen and that the 1914 clip
will be of good quality.
REVIVALIST IN ECLIPSE
Metliodist Conference Dooms Old
MOUNT VERNON. X. T.. March 31.
The day of the old-fashioned revivalist
or evangelistic leader Is over. In the
opinion of the New York Eat confer
ence of the Methodist Church.
The conference today voted to abolish
the present evangelistic commission
after a debate on the merits and the
ability of pastors to conduct their own
MAD DOG BITES DOCTOR
Dr. Tltomas W. White W ill Take the
Dr. Thomas Wilson "White, of the
Portland Veterinary Hospital, was bit
ten by a mad dog while treating the
animal Monday. Testa of the dog's
braiu. applied by Dr. Calvin . White,
secretary of the State Hoard ef Health,
showed the rabies' reaction.
Dr. Thomas White will take the ras
WIN OPENER, 8T01
Wolves Beaten Before
6000 Begging Fans.
PITCHER HIG'S WORK UHCANSiY
Eight Walked, Eight Hits Given
and Then He Fans Them.
VICTORS HIT LONG OFTEN
Donne Knocks Home Run, Buddy
Ryan 'Comes Back for Two Swats,
Rodgers and Derrick Dupli
cating, Outclassing 1 oc.
raeifie 4'omi lnarue standing.
W. I, Hct. I V . ! Pi I.
Portland.. 1 O J..oo.v;,cr. mrnto. n 1 .ww
V.nlce.... 1 o l.tKHi-aii Fran... n 1 .rw.
Clukland 1 . 1 0 1.0MJ;lod A nereis.. O 1 .0M
At Varramento Portland 8, furmmcptn 1.
At Sun r'ranclaco Venice t. San Frn
At Los Angeles Oaklnnd 1'J. l.oa Anscles -.
BY ItOSCOE VAWCETT.
: CRA MENTO. Cal.. March 31. (Spe
cial.) There'll be another army of the
uneniptoyrd here if the Portland Coast
League bascLull champions continue to
stage such monkeyshines as were on
the tapis In the opening game this
Score: Portland S. Sacramento 1.
Portland simply kicked and cuffed
the downtrodden Wolves all over the
turf at Buffalo Park.
Ruddy Ryan "came back" strong
with a couple of screaming hits: Doane
poked a shrieking V--ne run over the
right field fence; Bill Rodgers kicked
through with two hits, so did Derrick:
In fact, every man save Hicglnbot'nam
secured one or more of the 1 it safe
blows off Kla wltii .
HoodM AMta Home T .
Poor old "Dutch" an.i- all his "re
venue' talk. v
There seemed lo be a st of V-odoo
against the home teams i 'I"oat
League parks today, but thad rt
of It was here the Senatorsdld i ot
even have a look-in at any tiiKft
Wolverton's athletes had plenty Qt
opportunities to tigliten the score. Hut
could not avail theinselvef. They fell
down woefully, even with the entreaties
of "00 wllil-eyed opening-day fans
Fhrleklnc and bettging for action rlnir.
ing In tnelr ear.
Ytolvra Are IHIrlatwd.
The Wolves were outclassed in every
department that's the sole answer to
the equation outclassed by a team that
was fighting with bared fangs. It was
batting as though every line drive car
ried a 11000 prize attached; that was
fielding with demoniacal fury.
Erve Higglnbotham big. lion
hearted Hig who has now won two
opening games In a row, was about as
m ild a Hiram Johnson. The fat Gov
ernor of California pitched the first
ball In the inaugural ceremonies and
showed extreme wisdom in having fol
Iligginbotham fell Into political ways
today. All told, lie walked eight men
three In a row In the eighth Inning
and yet think of it! only one run
could the Senators muster, with eight
hits to boot.
liar Brronn I'aeaaay.
That's where the "lion-hearted" ad
jectival praise paragraph comes in.
Iligginbotham stood up there with
bae-runners to riht of liim? base
runners to left ot him and base-runners
behind him. yet time after time he
calmly proceeded to strike out the last
couple of batters In the inning.
It was devilish; it was masterful; it
Just a word here, as to Buddy Ryan
and some of thewe other stalwart ttlck
wielders. It was Buddy's "come back"
that brought In tho first run of the
year in the initial Inning. Walt Mc
Credle's henchmen went out and gar
nered three runs that frame and put
the game on Ice without further ado.
And Buddy and Rodgers, theso two
particularly, shone and glimmered like
milady's tiara all during the sunshlny
Doane Make Klrnt Ran.
In Inning one Doane started out with
a walk. After Davis' demise. Rodgers
singled through short. Ryan then
strode to the plate, coolly brandishing
a huge bludgeon and tore off a siz
zling line drive to center field, scoring
Doane. , But. as though that were not
enough of a shroud with which to en
velope the home enthusiasm. Korea
placed a two-bagger into right center
and both Rodgers and Ryan scored.
Ryan waa helped along by a wild heave
to the plate by De Forrest.
Klawitter settled himself glumly to
duty In the second Inning but he was
up against the toughest batting ag
gregation the Coast has seen In years.
In the fourth, although the morose
"Dutchman" fanned three men, Leber's
single, his theft of second and Fisher's
liner Into left field, scored the fourth
Flaktr-i Placer Hmrt.
Fisher had hi finger split a moment
afterward by a foul tip. but gamely
continued the game and will be In to
Portland did not score again for a
liino but In the eighth and ninth In
nin7S, two runs were batted across In
In the eighth Dala' single to right:
Ryan's two k?tr. that rattled tho
riffht field fence within a foot of the
Cvacludcd oa l'asn t)