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VOL. JLIV. NO. 16,GoO
PORTLAND. OREGON, TUESDAY, APRIL 7. 1U.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
PORTLAND IS FIRST
City Becomes "Model"
for Modern Ideas.
NEW BUILDING TO PLAY PART
FATHER IS JAILED;
FAMILY NEEDS AID
DEPUTIES HELP WIFE AND BA
BIES OF CHINESE DENTIST.
STRIFE 111 COLORADO
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
Present Structure to Be Kept
as Business Mail Center.
WORK TO BE REORGANIZED
One Hour Mill Be lopped Off Time
Taken to Make Trains, Parcel
Post Convenience Extended
and Other Aids Given.
OREGOXIAN NEWS BUREAU,
Washington, April 6. The Portland
postoffice today was selected by the
Postmaster General to be the first of a
series of "model postoffices in which
reforms in postal service are to be
Postmaster Myers since taking
charge of the Portland office, has sug
gested many practical reforms in the
handling of mails, money orders and
postal savings business, and because
of his interest and the practicability of
his suggestions, Portland was chosen
as the first city where the reforms will
Instead of having five independent
divisions, as in the past, the Portland
postoffice will now have a two-divi
sion organization, namely a division of
mails and a Civision of finance. The
Superintendent of Mails and two as
sistants will exercise supervision over
the entire mailing floor, supervising
every -operation relating to receipt.
distribution, delivery, collection and
dispatch of all mails. The Assistant
Postmaster will act as superintendent
of the division of finance and will sup
ervlse money order and
Ings service and all
latins to accounts and bookkeeping.
Speed Provision Made.
A new accounting system will- be
adopted which provides for a double
check on every financial transaction.
When the new Portland building is
completed the present postofrlce will
be operated as a main station serving
patrons of the business- and shopping
districts, and the new building will
provide for the larger operations of
collections' and delivery and the gen
eral handling of all outgoing and in
coming mails in accordance with- mod
ern postal methods. Under the new
plan to go into effect immediately, let
ters will reach the railroad station in
three minutes from the time they are
deposited at the main office, a gain of
one hour over the old plan.
Portland is to have a second automo
bile? to make collections on the East
Side and this automobile will make col
lections also on the main thoroughfares
in St. Johns, Kenton, University Park,
Hose City and Sellwood, and also will
stop at Stations B, 5" and D and cover
portions of the Station A. district. Col
lection service in this territory has
heretofore been unsatisfactory, it I
Parcel rout Gets Attention.
Parcel post matter, under the reor
ganization, is to receive especial at
tention, and hereafter packages will
be canceled at the place of deposit to
prevent rehandllng at the main office.
All parcel post business in the main
office will hereafter be transacted at
The reorganization at the Portland
office is as recommended after a long
Mrs. Lee and Children Beg to Join
Man in Cell Crime Is Prac
ticing "Without License.
With a wife and five little childrenJ
dependent on him and In need of imme
diate assistance. Charlie Lee, a Chinese.
was remanded to jail yesterday in de
fault of a fine of $75. assessed when
he -pleaded guilty -to practicing den
tistry without a state license. Mrs. Lee
and three of the children were with
Lee.when.be .was. taken to.JaU and
begged that they might remain there
Sheriff Word.- who was In the Jail
when Deputy Constable McCullough
brought Lee up, detected the needs of
the family for the father and offered
to let Lee go on his own recognizance.
if he would promise to pay the $75 in
five days. But Lee said that business
was poor and he could not pay, as
much as he would like to go.
-Deputies in the Constable's office,
who heard Lee's story, took up a col
lection so tnat Mrs. Lee might buy
milk and food for her babies last night.
"He is a hard-working Chinese who
Is in hard luck." said Deputy Consta
ble Nickelson. "He is a graduate rrom
an American law school, and has taken
the state bar examination, but was not
admitted to practice law. He has taken
the dental examination several times.
but each time has failed to obtain
license. He has continued to practice
dentistry, and each time he is arrested
pleads guilty without a trial. Now his
family is in need because he is not
able to pay the fine and must go to jail
to serve a 30-day sentence."
Son of World's Richest
MORAL BLAME IS DENIED
Arbitration, If Board Is Square.
Favored by Scion.
FATHER OWNS 40 PER CENT
ITplift - Worker . on Stand Before
House Committee Says Company
Would Rather Lose Millions
Than Deprive Men of Rights.
ROADS IN RESERVE IS PLAN
Chief Forester Graves Promises Co
operation- for Forest Work.
OREGON! AX NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, April 6. Senator Lane had a
conference today with Chief Forester
Graves concerning the condition of the
Oregon National forests, and secured
the. promise of his co-operation in a
plan of road improvement in the re
serves on a larger scale than that af
forded by the present plan of devot
ing 15 per cent of the forest proceeds
for the work.
An effort will be made to secure leg
islation authorizing a bond issue to ob-
nd the postal sav- I tain adequate funds for building roads
other matters re- and other forest improvements, so that
local communities will receive the
benefits. The Forest Service will co
operate with Secretary Lane in this
direction and will send an expert to the
Siskiyou forest immediately to make a
survey and lay plans for new roads in
GREAT POLE TO BE RAISED
Oregon Flagstaff for Exposition
Weighs 93,000 Pounds.
The great flagpole of Oregon fir.
which was towed to San Francisco from
Astoria for the Panama-Pacific Expo
sition, will be set in place on the expo
sition grounds in the last week of May,
when the delegation of Portland Rose
Festival people visits San Francisco.
Special ceremonies wrl accompany the
raising of the pole, and the day will
be made one of especial celebration on
the exnosltlon (rroundi
The timber, donated" Dy tne w nuney
Lumber ComDany and towed to ban
Francisco in one of the Hammond rafts,
was cut in the Nehalem country, it I
246 feet long and 54 feet in diamete
at the butt. It weighs 93,000 pound
mnt. t 'i 515.48 feet of lumber.
Owine to its great weight it will cost
fully $1000 to prepare tne Dig suck
raise it and set it In place, it win d
the largest flagpole standing in the
TRAIN MAKES WILD DASH
jrotorman, After Jviliing .Man,
Paralyzed by Experience.
WASHINGTON. April 6. John D.
Rockefeller, Jr., son of the world's
richest man, testified today before the
House mines committee as to the ques
tion of his mural responsibility for the
industrial strife which has kept the
coal fields of Southern Colorado in
turmoil for six months. After more
than four hours of cross-examination,
Mr. Rockefeller had told the committee:
That he and three others directed
his father's interest of about 40 per
cent in the Colorado Fuel & Iron Com
pany, the central figure In the big coal
"Competent Mm In Charcr.
That as a director he had fulfilled
11 of. his interest and responslbllity
the company when he placed the
officers, "competent and trusted
men," in charge of the company's af
That he knew nothing of conditions
n the strike district except from re
ports of officers of the company.
That the strike had become a fight
for the "principles" of freedom of la
bor and that he and his associates
would rather than the present vlo
ence "that they lose all their millions
nvested in the coal fields, than tha
American worklngman should be de
prlved or the right under the Constl
utlon to work for whom they
Arbitration Generally i'atortd.
That he ' favored arbitration in in
dustrial disputes generally but th
in the present instance he supported
the officers of the company In thel
refusal to submit the question
unionizing the mines to arbitration,
In support of these conclusions Mr.
Rockefeller was kept busy for hours
explaining, defending and arguing. II
asserted that employer and employe
were "fellow-men and should treat
each other as such." but could see no
analogy between the unionization of
workmen and the combination of capl-
TKSTEHDAT'S Maximum temperature, 6!
degrees; minimum. 3H degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; westerly winds.
House of Commons votes down plan to re
Jcct Hume Kula bill. Pa4t 3-Domeatlr.
When Jury says guilty prisoner slabs deputy
prosecutor. Ml z.
Threatening postal card sent woman accuser
or New York clernxan. 1'aga 3.
Fortlaud become, first seat fur postal '
forma. Pace 1.
Senate committee on Interoceanlc canala
fixe publicity for tolls deliberations.
John U. Rockefeller linked with Colorado
strife. Iky .sun, .who denlea .motal responsi
bility. I'sce l.
Captain J. H. Griffith, miasm, helped
finance. Hfjo.ooo. Uiuaer aeL .!'. j.
First bore for Interstate Bridge mad n
ancouver. Paze t.
Portland's praise heard Is Aluki by Addison
Bennett- Pass e.
Slnele tax declared failure In Vancouver and
end is predicted. Paso
Colts arrive 21 strong and open today acalnst
Helena team. Paao 8.
HI West opens against Seala today. Pas a.
alg-ary likes baaeba.ll so well It sends "x
correspondent" 2tK miles to team s train-
Ins camp. Page i.
Portland and Vicinity.
Five men work stx hours to case bis buffalo.
Weather report, data and forecaat. Page 19.
More than 100' defend claims to Winters
estate. Page IS.
City Attorney La Roche holds that Lenta Is
legal purt of Portland. Page 13.
Commercial and Marine.
Wool buying will begin In Eastern Oregon
thia week. Page 19.
Wheat depresaed at Chicago by expectation
of flattering crop report. Page 10.
Steady Inquiry for high-grade bonds In Wall
street. Page 1H. -
Dredging In harbor attracts searchers for
water-opals. Page 14.
FOREIGN POLICY OF
REBELS SET FORTH ,
ICTOKY BY 30,000 TO 30,000
CLAIM-ED BY MAXAGEK-S.
Peace Forum Acts With
Tlirce-Cornered Contest for Alabama
Short Term Seems to Be Willi
RusJiton and Vtliite.
MISSING ARMY MAN
111 $600,000 DEAL
Timber Sale Pending
'TO'uURDIAUTT IN FORE
Powers Not Left in Doubt as to
Feeling Toward States.
HINT IS GIVEN EUROPEANS
nillfilNOHAM, Ala.. April 6 Scat
tering returns from 40 out of 7 coun
ties show Oscar W. Underwood lead
ing Richmond Hobson by a substantial
vote in the race for the United States
At 10:30 o'clock Underwood's cam
paign leaders claimed a victory by from
20.000 to 30.000 votes. No atatement
was made at the time by Hobson' a cam
Early returns indicate that tha three-
cornered contest for the Alabama ahort
term in the United States Senate would
rest between Ray Rushton. of Mont
gomery, and Frank S. White, of Birm
Ex-Governor B. B. Comer was lead
ing the three other candidates In the
gubernatorial contest, according to
r.n. nn.lkt rhlrf 1 In Atror'tl reports. His closest opponent
ARREST INTERRUPTS "CLOSE"
Captain J. H. Griffiths Said to
Have Fully Confessed.
ASSOCIATES EULOGIZE HIM
With Attempt to Thrust Responsi
bility on America Because ot
Its Attitnde to Mexico.
CHURCH PUBLICITY URGED
Cards in Stores and Space in Paper
for April 10 Suggested.
Various means used to advertise "Go-
to-Church Sunday." which is April 19.
were reported at the monthly meeting
of the Portland Ministerial Federation
at the Y. M. C. A. yesterday by Rev.
Delmer H. Trimble, chairman of the
committee having the matter in charge.
He said that the leading stores in the
city would have cards in their win
Dr. John II. Boyd, of the First Pres
byterian Church, said he was a strong
advocate of using space in the daily
COAL LANDS ARE CANCELED
EL. PASO, Tex, AprU S A carefully-
worded . communication from General
Carranza, dealing with the rebel for
eign policy was made public today by
Dr. Henry Allen Tupper. of the Inter
national Peace Forum. Dr. Tupper in
terviewed General Carranza on the sub
ject at the request of Morris Sheppard.
of Texas, and the summary of the Gen-
eral'a reply was made public with Car
ranza's consent. The letter follows:
I have read with much Interest the
letter of Senator Sheppard, which you
were so kind as to forward to me. In
regard to the matters contained there
in 1 beg to state the following:
I possess a deep admiration for the
American people and hold In great per
sonal esteem President Wllsorr" and
William J. Bryan, the Secretary of
State of tho United States of America.
I know they are men of great personal
character as well as moral and politi
cal alms, and for that reason I think
their friendship towards Mexico and
the sympathy evidenced for the prin
ciples of the Mexican constitutionalists
are not only sincere but entirely dialn
was Charles Henderson, of Troy. R. F.
Kolb. of Montgomery, was running
John W. Abercromble. Representative
from the state at large, and Congress
man J. T. Heflin. from the Fifth Dis
trict, were unopposed in today's contest.
Court-Martial of Officer, Set for
Vesterday, Postponed Reward
Orrered Police for Capture.
Xo Trace ot Him Found.
SEATTLE. Wash.. April . (.Special.)
That Captain J. H. Griffiths. U. S. A..
POTATOES SHIPPED SOUTH disbursing officer of the Quartermas
ter a depot, who waa under arrest for
Cars Will Be Sent to California From
VANCOUVER. Wash., April 6. (Spe
cial.) Eleven cars of Clarke County
potatoes will be shipped to Stockton.
Cat., wihtin a few daya by Wolf & Sons.
through their local agent, Frank W.
One car goes from Vancouver Junc
tion and two cars each from Vancou
ver, Fellda. Sifton and Orchards. Two
more cars will ba shipped from Fellda
to San Francisco, by boat, and trans
ferred there to be shipped by rail to
Potatoes in San Francisco vary In
price front IS cents to 11.15 per hun
Five carloads were shipped from this
county last week to a Denver firm.
320-ACRE CLAIMS URGED
of Wyoming Acres.
WASHINGTON. April 6. 1'atenta
conveying 2840 acres of public coal
lands in Anita County. Wyomlnar. to
Thomas Snedden and Daniel F. Harri
son. will be canceled by a Supreme
Court decision today which held the
patents were gotten through fraud.
The land has coal 14 feet thick. The
entry-men swore it had none.
At a meeting of the Commercial Club
held March 30. a resolution waa adopted
calling upon the Secretary of the In
terior to declare all Wheeler County
open to the 120-acre homestead law
terested. and are the result of tha ex-
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0ujir2int3 v.. i ui i a i nu 3 a I 4i i! u in x:.uirj I cause WRicn & nvv uiw i'"1" .v fc
sent and the Ideals of American oemoc
racy. - .
Cardial Helatluaia a 'Duty.
"I possess such a high opinion and
esteem of the political purposes and
sagacity of the American Government
and I am so satisfied as to their loyal
imposed upon ma aa the chief ot
well defined party, which reckons with
the Intellectual, moral, legal and aco
nomlc elements sufficiently to be cor.
sidered a decisive factor In political
matters, not only of my own country
but of fureign countries as well, that
1 have expressed no inconsistency in
dealing in an unofficial and expeditious
way w'.th nil matters of au interna
tional character which have been pre-
dship toward Mexico that In spite with the exception of Mineral and tlm
. ,, ,.,,. , ber lands and lands withdrawn for
He great responsibility which is power Cople3 of tna reloluUor
Jury Hangs In S50.000 Suit.
EUGENE, Or. April 6. (Special.)
No verdict was returned by the Jury
In the $50,000 daman' case of Joe Bur
gess against the Willamette Pacific
Railroad except to determine that the
youthful paintiff was working for the
Willamette Pacific and not for the
Southern Pacific. The Jury was out 41
hours, divided six to six upon the
SAN FRANCISCO, April 6. (Special.)
study by Special Agents F. E. Frazier. An unidentified man walking on the
E. T. Bushnell and J. E. Pickett and
Postoffice Inspectors Knox. Perkins
Commenting on the reorganization
First Assistant Postmaster-General
"Postmaster Myers is heartily in ac
cord with the recommendations of the
commission and the Department enter
tains no doubt of his success in giving
effect to Important changes that have
been authorized. The endeavor to
standardize and improve the methods
Peninsula Electric tracks was Killed
this morning by a northbound train.
Paralyzed by horror, the motorman was
unable to stop the car after the acci
dent and the vehicle ran wild for over
The conductor and a passenger had
seen the man walking ana saw tne
body thrown 20 feet to one side against
i fence. They expected the car to stop
Immediately, but instead saw the mo
torman standing like a frozen man be
side the controller box. He was un-
procedure in the postoffice should aDle to turn off the current or apply
the hearty support and co-opera- the airbrake. '
li-;n of the people of Portland who can!
prreatly aid the postmaster in bringinc
his service to the highest degree of fi 792.360
DISAFT OF PLANS IS HERE I
New structure Will Be Four Stories
Noxv $1,000,000 Cost Limit
Portland's new postoffice building.
to be erected on the block bounded by
liroadway, Hoyt, Park and Glisan
streets, is to be of steel skeleton con
struction throughout, four stories and
a basement, according: to "programme
plans" received by Postmaster Myers
from Washington yesterday.
The plans are in the nature of
memorandum for the six architects
who will compete in supplying plans
for the building. The cost limit is
fixed at $1,000,000. The allowance for
certain appliances and for fees tx the
architect appointed is to be limited to
$150,000, leaving $850,000 gross for the
construction of the building.
Fruit Weighs 1000 Tons.
VANCOUVER, B. C, April 6. The
largest consignment of Chinese eggs
ever shipped from the Orient to Amer
ica was received here today on the
steamship Empress of Russia.
The shipment, weighing 1000 tons.
contains 6.7SZ.360 eggs. most n tne
eggs are consigned to points in the
MINERS CONTINUE AT WORK
Indiana Men Vote 82 to 32 In Favor
of Staying on Jobs.
TERRE HAUTE. lnd April . By a
vote of 82 to 32 the mineworkers of
.4 1 ....! .v." 1 i n i-invnt1nn IaH.v
It is Intended that the building shall I tabled indefinitely a resolution which
be of the modern office building type.
rather tnan a monumental structure.
The bill authorizing its construction re-I
quires that it shall be built to accom-
(Concluded on pate i)
provided that the miners refuse to con
tinue at work pending the adoption of
a new contract.
On a plea for interpretation of the
vote. President Houston declared it
meant the men should continue at work.
way with nil nutttrs of au interna-j
(Concluded on Pjbrt -- I
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were cent to all Oregon representative!
In Congress, and to the Secretary of
Should secretary Une take tb ac
tion, hundreds of-S20-acre homesteads
will be located in Wheeler County on
lands that do not justify location un
der the KO-acre act. as they are chiefly
grraxinfr lands, though having suffi
cient arable land on them to raise feed
for the livestock,
AHSAHKA TO HAVE MILL
Orofino Contractor Prepares to Move
1 I Houses From Tract.
the alleged embezzlement of $9000 of
Government funds, and who disap
peared from his quarters at the Pcrry
Hotel on Saturday night, had success
fully financed a timber deal in Port
land, which involved nearly $.600.00.0.
was brought to light today through an
investigation made in Portland by Colo
nel James Iw. Chamberlain. Inspector
General of the Western department,
with headquarters in San Francisco.
Captain Griffiths made reference to
the timber deal, it is stated, in his al
leged confession to Major Hugh J. Gal
lagher, and investigation by Colonel
Chamberlain followed. Captain Grif
fiths is said to have shown keen Judg
ment in working out the details of the
financial enterprise, and. according to
statement made by brother officers
today, "was too good a nnancler"to be
in the Army."
Final Investment Interrnpted. .
Final details of his investment, how
ever, had not been completed. Interest
t 8 per cent on his Investment would
have brought him a revenue of $100 a
day. The statement that this was how
the money had been used Is believed
by his brother ofiicers. as they state
he had always been a man of exem
The full confession which Captain
Grlinths is said to have made is in the
hands of Captain Dennis P. Quinlan,
Judge-Advocate of the court-martial
Captain Robert M. Brambila. of Van
couver Barracks, la acting as Captain
Neither the Seattle police nor Unlisi
States Army officers have found tiny
trace of Captain Griffiths. Fifty dol
lars reward is offered for the arrrst
of Captain Griffiths, a deserter. Ho
is 45 years old. 5 feet. 10H Inches till,
weight 155 pounds, light complexion.
light hair, blue eyes, smooth-shaven.
He Is supposed to have fled from the
city. He hud been under arrest sev
eral weeks, confined to his quarters
on his honor as a gentleman, pending
courtmartial. Tho courtmartlal. which
was to have been convened at Fort
Lawton today to try Captain Griffiths.
was dissolved until the mlsMng officer
Tho courtmartlal was to have been
OROFINO. Idaho. April . (Special.)
To make room for a big mill to be
erected by the Clearwater Timber Com
pany at Ahsahka. I. Hanson, a local
contractor, has gone to that city
move 11 houses from their present sites I
to points on the other tido of tha I composed of Brigadier-General Ramsey
xf- i. I D. Potts, president: Captain I. P. Quin.
" iwii.il in nun "1 mo iiimi
lan. Judge Advocate; Colonel R.H. Wil
son. Fourteenth Infantry; TLieutcnant-
Colonel John F. Morrison. Twenty-tlrft
Infantry ;-iileutenant-Colonel John l
Hayden. Coast Artillery; Major Harold
E. Cloke. Coast Artillery; Major S. C.
Vestal. Coast Artlllwry: Major R. H.
Van Deman, Twenty-first Infantry;
r.nt.fn P.rrv T . XfllM Knii rt jin t ri In-
t I KDPIAH ROAD bh Nli BU LT funtry. Captain Edward Kimmell. Cap-
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Ordway, Captain J. L. Hughes and Cap.
tun Frank R. Edwards. Coast Artillery
y xx 1 1 1 .ma rostai iiuuie.
win be begun as soon as the site Is
cleared. It Is said that a large crew of
men will be given employment from
There are nine Indian houses.
church and 10 or 12 barns to be moved.
giving the company something like five
Connection Willi Xcivaukum High-
CENTRALIA, Wash.. April 6. (Spe
clal. ) Improvement of the road con
necting Centralla and Koplah is under
way, and when completed a new ter
ritory will be opened to local mer
chants. Road Supervisor Wyatt will
have $10,000 to spend on the highway
this Summer, which will permit regrad.
ing where necessary and surfacing
with rock a greater portion of the way.
This road will connect with the
SAYS S1I12 IS IGNORANT
Mrs. J. II. Griffiths Receives letter
From Mlj-ln;r Captain.
Mrs. J. H. Griffiths, who lives at SI1
Cguucll Crest "Drive, received a letter
yesterday morning from her husband.
It was posted in Seattle after the time
Newaukum road, making it possible to Captain Griffiths is said to have d I sap-
establish . another rural
route out of Centralla.
PENDLETON BILL PASSES
House Allows $130,00 Instead of
$70,000 for Public Building.
OREGOXIAN' NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. April C. Representative Sln
nott today secured the passage through
the House of his bill increasing the
limit of the cost ot the Pendleton pub
lic building from $70,000 to $130,000.
The increase is made'to provide ac
commodations for the Federal Court
which holds regular terms at Pendleton.
GOOD FRIDAY PAUSE URGED
AH Chrlr-tians Aked to Pay or Do
Hind Deed for Minute at I-asl.
NEW YORK, April . A pause of
moment for prayer, for mediation or
for the performance of some rharity or
kindly deed is urged by the Protestant
Episcopal Church on a!J Christians at
noon on Good Friday.
The request has been sent out broad
peared from his hotel. Mrs. Griffiths
said the letter did not disclose the plans
of ber husband, other than that he was
leaving Seattle, but did not tell ber
where he was going. His present
whereabouts, she said, she did not
"Mr. Griffiths did not come h&re."
said Mrs. Griffiths, "and I do not know
his present whereabouts. I could not
tell If I wished to, because I do not
know. I have received a letter every
day from him since he was detained."
Asked for a statement which woml-1
clear up soma of the unpublished phases
of the case, she said:
"When he was arrested he refused
to make a statement. If he refuses to
malie a statement, it vxould not be
right for others, especlalry for me, tvis
wife, to make any statement of the
As to whether she intended "-ax-1u-;
Portland soon or had any plans for trr
future. Mrs. Griffiths refused to be
.-.a Ix at ion Army Icader Dam.
NEW YORK. April . Mrs. YTIlli:.ti
Peart, wife of the Secretary of the
vation Army In the V"it-:d Stives. ai"l
Bfi-ond to Mils Booth in command t f
the Army In this country, died today at
ber home In Mount Vernon. N. Y.