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. MEN OF GAPAGITY
INVITED INTO RAGE
Citizens Unite in Call
for 1 2 to Seek Office.
TRIED MEN ARE SELECTED
RonPQCflnfofilrtC I I i-i i t r. rl in Dim
... pose Is Object of Move.
TWO ARE NOW IN CONTEST
Tentative Acceptances Received Ifrom
Others tJrged to Sacrifice Time
to Represent Multnomah in
Lower House at Salem.
TWELVE MEN WHO HAVE
BEEN ASKED TO Rli FOR
Ben Selling', John Gill, Amedee
M. Smith, D. C. Lewis, Fielder A.
Jones, Oscar W. Home, Dr.
Andrew C. Smith, E. V. Little
field, "William F. Woodward,
Plowden Stott, Lee B. Hendricks
and S. B. Cobb.
Citizens who are interested in hav
ing elected to the next Legislature
men of known and tried business ca
pacity and of demonstrated integrity,
who, it is believed, will work together
understanding in carrying out a pro
gramme of retrenchment in public ex
penditures and of greater efficiency in
the public service, have united in a
call to 12 men to become candiates for
the 12 places to be filled in the lower
house from Multnomah County.
These 12 men are all well known.
The standing of each is unquestioned.
Several have had previous legislative
experience. They represent no class or
spelial interest. All are iin who can
work together on a common basis for
the public good.
JMea of Standing: Chosen.
The list of 12 includes:
Ben Sellins. 'ex-member of the State
Senate, and prominent business man.
Amedee M. Smith, member of the In
dustrial Welfare Commission (unsal
aried), which has in the short time
since its organization made effective
many rulings requiring shorter hours
and minimum wage for women and
Fielder A. Jones, president of North
western Baseball League, and experi
Dr. Andrew C. Smith, ex-member of
the Legislature, and well known as a
public spirited citizen.
William K. Woodward, business man.
Lee B. Hendricks, conductor on the
Shasta Limited, one of the most widely
known and best informed railway men
in the state.
John Gill, ex-member of the Legisla
ture, and business man.
D. C. Lewis, of St. Johns, a well
known citizen, representing the terri
tory outside of Portland.
Oscar W. Home, a widely known la
bor leader of the best type.
K. V. Llttlefield, ex-circuit Judge
and ex-school superintendent of Yam
hill County, who has a broad knowl
edge of educational and legal matters.
S. B. Cobb, ex-member of the Legis
lature and man of affairs.
Plowden Stott, an active, aggressive
and well-known young lawyer, who
was selected because of his ability in
handling detail work in connection
with legislative bills.
Time for Petitions Short.
It has been the hope of the citizens
who Elgned the call to these men to
become candidates that they will find
their way clear to accept at once and
undertake an active campaign for the
Counting today only nine more. days
remain in which to circulate the nom
inating petitions, which must be filed
with the Secretary of State on April
10. As one of these days is a Sunday
and as the formality of first filing a
preliminary declaration of candidacy
with the Secretary of State must he
complied with before petitions can be
circulated, speedy action will be nec
Not all the men named in the call
have as yet been asked if they can
make the sacrifice of time and busi
ness to make the race and serve in the
legislature, if nominated and elected.
In tlie interests of good citizenship.
Others have consented, tentatively, to
run if it appears to them that the
public demand that they do so is suf
Two Annonnce Candidacy.
Only two on the entire list have al
ready announced their candidacies.
They are Oscar W. Home and D. C.
Lewis, both well-known men, who had
entered the legislative race before the
call was formulated. They were In
cluded because of their standing and
known ability and because it was fur
ther desired to make the list of can
didates truly a representative one, iu
which all classes of voters should have
The movement which has led to the
call of these 12 men to become can
didates is purely spontaneous In its
origin. It has been directed solely by
the desire on the part of the citizens
signing the call to establish a high
standard for the Multnomah delega
tion in the next Legislature and to
have men there, who. Instead of work
tConcluded on Psse H
DEPESDEXTS PHILIPPINE AND
BOXER WARS IXCLVDED.
Provision Made That Beneficiaries
Shall 'Seed. Money and Have
Married Before Bill Passed.
WASHINGTON. April 1. Pensions for
widows and minor children of the of
ficers and. men' who served In the
Spanish War, the Philippine Insurrec
tion and the Boxer uprising In China
would be authorized by a bill which
passed the House late today by a vote
of 276 to 54.
The bill would grant J1S a month
to the widow of an honorably dis
charged soldier or sailor and $2 to a
month for each child under IS years,
provided that the widow shall have
been married to the soldier prior to
the passage of the 'bill. The pensions
are to be limited, however, to widows
without means of support other than
their daily labor and an actual net
income not exceeding J250 a year.
It is estimated that an appropriation
of $2,500,000 will be required to pay
LANDMARK IS DESTROYED
Gigantic Oak on Farm In Silk Creek
Country Falls After Stornv
COTTAGE GROVE. Or., April 1.
(Special.) One ot the oldest and best
known landmarks of the Cottage Grove
country, a gigantic oak tree which
grew on the Thompson Royal Oak
farm in the Silk Creek country and
from which the farm took the name,
fell recently after apparently having
withstood a heavy wind-storm. The
tree was without question several cen
turies old. A peculiar thing in con
nection with the tree is that no other
oaks ever grew nearby and it stood
alone in a large field, a gigantic
gnarled and lonely sentry. The al
most entire absence of roots makes It
seem peculiar that it withstood the
elements for so long. It has now been
reduced to common stove wood, mak
ing about 35 tier.
GOVERNOR NAMES JUDGE
Wade Malone Chosen to Succeed
Victor Moses In Benton County.
SALEM, Or., April 1. (Special.)
Governor West today appointed Wade
Malone, a merchant of Corvallis, County
Judge of Benton County, to succeed
Victor P. Moses. Mr. Moses recently
resigned to accept an appointment as
postmaster. His resignation will be
come effective tomorrow.
Mr. Malone is a Democrat and one of
the largest taxpayers of Benton Coun
ty. He has taken a prominent part in
building roads in his county and is a
good roads enthusiast.
ELECTRIC IRON FIRE CAUSE
Current Unrestrained for Hoars
Starts Millinery Blaze.
Unrestrained current running for
hours through an electric iron Is be
lieved .responsible for the fire, which
Tuesday night at 11:50 did ?500 damage
to the millinery stock in the millinery
establishment run by Mrs. A. Garton. at
4711-Sixty-seventh street Southeast.
The department put the blaze under
control before the building was dam
aged to any extent.
LAND BOARD GIVES TIME
Warner Lake Concern Has Until De
cember to Complete Contract.
SALEM. Or, April 1. (Special.)
The State Desert Land Board today
granted the Warner Lake Irrigation
Company an extension of contract to
December 1. this year.
Attorney-General Crawford, in an
opinion, held that the state had no au
thority to reimburse settlers of the old
Columbia Southern irrigation project
for money they paid for maintenance
and interest. The board held the same
BANKS WANTS ELECTRICITY
Eccles Lumber Co. Petitions County
Court for Franchise.
BANKS. Or.. April 1. (Special.) A
petition for a franchise to establish
electric light and power service in
Banks has been presented to the Coun
ty Court on behalf of the Eccles Lum
ber Company, which is erecting a big
mill here.- As Banks is an unincor
porated town, the company must se
cure a franchise from the court. The
company has promised to furnish light
practically at cost.
SUNSP0T GROUP FOUND
Naval Observatory Notes Phenome
non SO, 000 Miles Ions.
WASHINGTON. April 1. A large sun
spot group about 50.000 miles long, con
sisting of a large circular spot and
faculae, with small spots in them, has
been discovered by the Naval Observa
It was photographed at noon yester
day. The group is in solar north lati
tude. "ORIGINAL" JOKE ORDERED
Monmouth Pupils Obey Professor
and Join in AValkout.
MONMOUTH. Or, April 1. (Special.)
After being Instructed by the princi
pal to make all April jokes original,
students of Monmouth High left school
at 10:30 this morning, quickly prepared
dinner and walked to Lucas Grove, two
miles northwest of this city, where a
big feast was held. ,
They returned t 4 o'clock J
HI GILL VOTED OUT
AND IH BY WOMEN
So Says Seattle's Re
COME-BACK INSPIRATION TOLD
Visiting Executive Is Hailed as
OLD DAYS GONE, HE THINKS
Influence ot Business Men Xcgligble
Quantity in Politics, Declares
Once Recalled Official, Who
Pays Visit to Portland.
The women of Seattle changed
Hiram C. Gill, recalled three years
ago as Mayor of the Puget Sound
metropolis, largely, as he believes, by
women's votes, waa recently re-elected
by those same votes.
That is what he told the members of
the Multnomah Bar Association, as
their guest at a banquet at the Mult
nomah last night.
His determination to "come back,"
Mayor Gill said, was due largely to this
alleg-ed" instability of the "gentler sex."
Mayor Gill quoted Byron to illustrate
his own case.
Weak Men to Beat.
"It is hard to bed't "the patient search
and vigil long of him who treasures up
a wrong,' he declared. "And I had
been wronged. I was recalled by
women's votes, but the good women of
Seattle got to thinking, they, saw that
an Injustice had been done and they
re-elected me. For my part I sawjjiy
chance and got into the race when 1
had a weak man to beat."
When Mayor Gill arrived in Portland
yesterday he was met by Mayor A I bee.
Commissioners Daly and Bizelow
President Boothe. of the Bar Associa
tion, and the automobile in which he
rode was escorted to the Benson Hotel
by a brass band blaring triumphal
Vtalta Are Coatraat.
On his last visit to Portland Mr. GUI
came to defend a man charged with
white slavery In Federal Court. He
walked alone from the depot to the
hotel, and when he wrestled with the
Jury the courtroom was not filled with
an admiring crowd. It waa empty, save
of the court, its accessories, the de
fendant and two newspaper men.
"I didn't know that I was to be a
headliner tonight." said Mayor Gill,
grinning like a gargoyle at the ap
plause which greeted him. "but such
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTERDAT'S Maximum temperature 61
degrees; minimum, 40.9 degrees.
TODAY'S Showers; southeasterly . winds.
Villa himself denies he has taken Torreon.
Administration forces to push exemption
repeal bill In Semite. Page 1.
House passes bill to extend soldiers- widows'
pensions. Pass 1.
tank reserve will be close to 1100.000..
w-X Paso a.
Railways' need of creater revenue set forth
by officials. Pace 2.
General Wotherspoon becomes chief of slatt
of Army, pace 2.
Tale student confesses nlsht assault on cltl-
sen with club, page 0.
Girl who strangely disappeared as Strang. It
returns. Page s.
"Slt-up-arralght" move promises to spread
over country, page 1.
Coast League results Portland 1. Sacramen
to O; Los Angeles 2, Oakland o; San
Francisco 7. Venice 4. Pace 8.
"Robe" Waddell. once great pitcher. Is
dead. Pace 8.
Colts beat Black Giants, to 8. at Med ford.
O. A. C 4. Baker Trl-State 3. Page .
Trans'er of Victoria franchise delayed asaln.
Portland schools may pause for opening
game. I'age !.
' Pacific Northwest.
Two big warehouses at North Towder re
stroyed by tire. Pace .
Woman held prisoner or man two hours at
pistol's point. Page 7.
Steamer Stetson wends way northward with
party of 71. Pago 7.
Prosecutor Brown wins case against brewery
that sold "near" beer that was Intoxicat
ing. Page 3.
Commercial and Marine.
Outlok for remainder of potato season Is
not satisfactory. Pago 21.
Goulds and copper shares strong features
of stock list. Page 21.
Chicago whest decline checked by steady
cables. Page 21.
More than 1.O00.OO0 tons ot rock to be
dumped along north Jetty trestle
Portland isd Vicinity.
War on flies Is on today. Page 13.
Railroads covet line to California financed
by Grants Pass resident. Page I.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 21.
Two witnesses tell of bribe when trial ot
ex-Deputy Curtis opens. Pago 20.
Citizens of Multnomah County Invite 12
business men to make race lor lower
house. Page 1.
WILSON GETS MAINE FISH
First Salmon or Season, Sold Twice,
Will Go to President Yet.
BANGOR, Me.. ApTll 1. The Spring"
first salmon taken at the Bangor pool
on the Penobscot was killed by Michael
Flanagan today and Is now on its way
to the White House kitchen.
The prize weighed 18 pounds. It was
bought at $1.50 a pound by a grocer,
who in turn sold It to a group of men
who wished to make it a gift to Presi
900 MEN RESUME WORK
Virginia Railroad Shop. Shut Down
Since March 11, Active Again.
ROANOKE. Va-Tprll 1. Work was
resumed today In the general shops of
the Norfolk A Western. 00 men being
returned to work on reduced time. The
order affects shopmen throughout the
The Norfolk & Western shops had
been closed since March 14. the shut
down belnar necessary, according to the
general officers, to "get within the ap-
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TOLLS ISSUE TO BE
FORGED III SENATE
Plan for Public Hear
COMMITTEE TO MEET-7Y
O'Gorman Fixes Date; Admin
istration Perforce Content.
DELAYS TO BE OPPOSED
Senator Owen, Leading light for
Proponents of Measure, Says It
Is Intended That Congress
Shall Adjourn JKarly.
iioisk Anns l to.ooa word to
RtCOKU IN UAVS TOI.l.S
WASHINGTON. April I. (apo
dal.) Sara Grey, the official House
stenographer, had so much time on
his hands today after the tolls storm
that be did a little figuring;. He es
timated the solons uttered tiO.OOO
words In yesterdays debate and 50.
00O more under "leave to print In
WASHINGTON. April 1. The Admin
istration bill to repeal toll exemption
for American ships in the Panama
Canal, which passed the House yester
day amid spectacular scenes, reached
the Senate today and waa referred to
the committee on Inter-oceanlo canals
Senator O'Gorman. chairman of the
canals committee, who Is marshalling
the anti-Admlnlstration forces, an
nounced tonight that he would call a
meeting for Tuesday. Until then no
formal consideration of the repeal
measure or proposed amendments can
develop. Although friends of President
Wilson had hoped to have the canals
committee meet earlier, they decided
to make no effort to Induce Senator
O'Gorman to change his plans. They
will insist, however, on action within
a reasonable time.
Usd .tdsalaUtrallon) Flsht.
Senator Owen, of Oklahoma, the ma
jority member of the committee, who
will lead the tight In committee for the
Administration, conferred with ftie
President today. Later he made the
emphatic declaration that friends of
the repeal bill would hot submit to
delay In preliminary consideration of
the bill and flatly declared that the
gauntlet of committee discharge woud
be hurled should an attempt be made
ROUND SHOl'LDEJta AXD ACHING
SPIXES MIST t;Ot IS CRY.
HjSlenk-nlly-Sliaped Coats and Cor
rect Streetcar Seats, Chairs and
Desks Posture League's Hope.
NEW TORK. April 1. (Special.)
The American Posture League, an or
ganization to prevent round shoulders
and aching spines, was incorporated to
day at Albany. It will be National In
The league's staff is already assist
ing the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Com
pany to aetermlne the kind of seats It
should have In its new subway cars,
and It is In touch with labor associa
tions, motormen. shopgirls and factory
workers, to whom it Issues bulletins
illustrating correct and Incorrect atti
tudes for work and rest.
One's clothes are an Important cause
of bad postures, says the league, which
will work to secure hyglenicolly shaped
roatr and Jackets as well as properly
constructed chairs and desks.
"A child cannot achieve proper chest
development," says a bulletin Issued
today, "while the shape cf his school
seat and his coat force him for many
hours each day Into faulty attitudes.
Round shoulders are to be expected on
a child whose clothing is supported
without proper regard for the anatomy
end mechanics of the shoulder."
The lcagutt was founded by Miss Jes
sie H. Bancroft, assistant director of
physical training in the city schools.
BOND ELECTION CARRIES
Centralis, However, Turns Down
CENTRALIA. Wash.. April 1. (Spe
cial.) At a special election today, the
proposal to Issue 118.000 In bonds to
take up a like amount of outstanding
warrants carried by a vote of C35
In view of the fact, however, that
a three-fifths majority was needed,
the majority in favor of the proposi
tion was slight. A SO-year franchise
to the Washington Electric Company to
operate over certain streets of the
city was defeated by a majority of
100. one preclenct returning a vote of
71 to S against it.
The question of ratifying the city's
warrant Indebtedness carried by about
the same majority as the bonding
proposition. Only half the registered
vote was cast.
LAWNS T0BE IRRIGATED
District Is Created by Commission
Within North Yakima.
OuTH YAKIMA. Wash.. April 1.
i ne i ity t'omrr.'.sston has
passed an ordinance creating the sec
ond Irrigation district within the limits
of North Yakima to iuiidIv Irriratlon
water for lawns and Hardens from the
Hubbard ditch. The first district waa
eMabllshed last year, and takes water
rrom the same ranal. Twenty - seven
city blocks are Included la the new
The water rights for the land In
question In the canal company are pur
chased by the city, which will con
struct a Pipe system that will distribute
tne Hater supply to every lot. The
coat of construction Is assessed against
the property In the acme manner as are
other Improvements, and the additional
cost of water Is nominal.
LADYBUGS HELP FARMER
California lo IMMrlbulc 7S.000.000
but Needs More.
SACRAMENTO. April 1. Seventy
five million lady bugs will be distrib
uted to California farmers this Spring
to prey on Insect "aphlda" that attack
principally the melon, hop. bean and
This announcement was made today
by Stite Horticulturist J. A. Cook.
More than 50,000,000 lady bugs already
have been distributed.
"The successes of the bugs for the
last two or three years has caused a
demand this year that we cannot sup
ply by 40 per cent." said Dr. Cook.
"POCKET" YIELDS $10,000
Strike Made Christmas Day Results
Fortunately for Leasers.
GRASS VALLEY. Cal.. April 1. (Spe
cial.) That a single pocket of high
grade ore in the Eldorado mine at Alle
ghany, recently discovered, yielded
$10,000. is news reaching here from
The strike was made Christmas by
the lessees of the Eldorado and the
amount has been taken since then. One
small shipment of sulphurets yielded
gold at the rate of $40,000 a ton.
BEES DISTURBING ALBANY
Referendum F.ven I nvoked on Poor,
Little, Busy Buzzers.
ALBANY. Or, April 1. (Special.)
The referendnm has been invoked on an
ordinance passed by the City Council
here recently making It a misdemeanor
to keep bees within the city limits of
The question thus will be submitted
to popular vote at the next city elec
tion, which will occur in December.
Prominent Lawyer Sent to Prison.
NEW YORK. April 1. Augustus M.
Price, for 30 years one of the -most
prominent lawyers in Brooklyn, was
sentenced today to serve from two and
a half to five years' imprisonment in
Sing Sing, after pleading guilty to
forging a client's name. Price's Sum
mer home is one of the show ' places
of New Brunswick. N. J. He was
Democratic candidate for District At
torney of Suffolk County In 111.
ITWO ROADS IN RAGE
FOR HUE TO SOOTH
Southern Pacific and
Hill Covet Route.
LIVELY STRUGGLE IS PROMISED
Project Financed by Residents
of Grants Pass Is Object.
MUCH CONJECTURE RIFE
Right-of-Way Into Crescent Cit,
Cal., Is Desired by Rival Ituil
rouds Presence or Judge
Burke Arouses Interest.
Now that tho residents of Grants
Tass have undertaken to finance con
struction of a railroad from that city
southeasterly toward Crescent City.
Cal.. several rival railroad Interests
chiefly the Southern raclfic and the
Hill lines are becoming active In the
effort to securo control or possession
of tho property.
It Is evident that the Southern Ta
clflc wants and needs the road. It will
form an important link in the Southern
Pacific's proposed "all coast" line be
tween Portland and San Francisco.
Should the pending litigation intended
to dissolve the Southern Pacific-Central
Pacific merger prove successful, the
Southern Pacific would be left without
a direct line of its own into California.
The Southern Pacific owns a half In
terest In the Northwestern Pacific, ex
tending from San Francisco along tho
coast toward Crescent City. The Santa
Fe owns the other half, but the South
ern Pacific recently undertook to tuiid
a northern extension on Its own re
sources. It Is proposed to connect this
extension with the line now being bout
from Grants Pass, thus making the
Southern Pacific line complete.
Mill I-'e Wait, Road.
Southern Oregon residents are con
vinced that J. J. Hill a seeking Inva
sion Of that district. The presence of
Judge Burke, of Seattle, there last
eek and negotiations started by him
for the purchase of the line between
Mod ford and Jacksonville are consid
ered the Initial steps ot Hill to con
struct an extension of the Oregon
Trunk Line through Southern Oregon,
west to the coast, thence down the
coast to San Francisco, the ullitnato
objective point of Hill', invasion ot
That Hilt plans to enter California
there la no doubt and the question is
between two routes from tho present
terminus of the Oregon Trunk at Bend.
The tier of counties lu the southern
part of tho state a ot Lake County,
vastly rich In resources. Including tlm
btr. fruitgrowing, tfckrsiaing. farm
ing and mining possibilities of almon
unlimited proportions, have favorably
Impressed the Hill interests. That
route probably will be selected. Instead
of the route south through the eastern
part of California to San Francisco.
Battle fer Reed readies.
Dr. Iteddy. promoter of the Grants
Pass-Crescent City line, now is in San
Francisco. It Is reported that the
Southern Pacific, Is quietly carrying on
negotiations with Dr. Hcddy for taking
over the Grants Pass road and that
they are forced to show their hand lu
order to forestall the apparent activity
of the Hill Interests.
That a real battlu for railroad dom
ination In Southwestern Oregon is due
soon is the belief of tho residents of
that part ot the state
The real ftsht seems to bo over pos
session of the road now being built by
residents of Grants Pass towards the
coast. If cither system gains control
of that road and the rights of way. a
necessary link will be availablo for the
constr iction of an east-and-west line
by either system through Southern
Oregon to California.
White Rouse Emploje Honored.
WASHINGTON. April L The Presi
dent and Mrs. Wilson Joined a host of
public officials today in extending
congratulations to Warren Young, ot
Ohio, on his 33d anniversary as a mem
ber of the executive staff at the White
House. Mr. Young's office was banked
with flowers, one large bunch of which
came from the President and Mrs.
The Oregonlan offers a reward
of t-S tor the name of the person
who Inserted the following ad
vertisement in the Issue of
tiOOD teamster, aleady work, S3 50
per day; apply Wednesday. Ill J
The Oregonlan accepted this
advertisement over the telephone
In good faith, as Ita cuetom is to
sccept advertisements over the
telephone for the convenience of
The advertisement was some
one's Idea of a practical Joke.
That anyone could be so cruel
as to make a Joke out of the need
ff 150 working men to find em
jloyment is inconceivable.
The Oregonlan will pay $25
gladly for tho privilege of re
ceiving the name of this "Joker"
snd Informing the world of his