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THE MOllXIXG OltEGOXTAN. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 1914.
HEARINGS ON TOLLS
ISSUE DECIDED ON
GOAL AND RAILROAD
NEW POLICE COMMISSIONER
Senate Committee Gives Heed
to Telegrams From Gulf
and Pacific Coast.
OPEN MEETINGS BEGUN
Fointlciter Resolution Calling on
President to Explain Repeal
3Iessage Is Sent to Commit-
tee by Vote of 35 to 2 7.
t . it
WASHINGTON. April 7. Confronted
by telegrams from rulf and Pacific
Coast porta urging public hearings on
the bill proposing the repeal of the
tolls exemption provision of the Pana
ma Canal act. the Senate lnteroceanlc
canals commission decided today to
give 15 days, beginning next Thursday,
to hearing both proponents and oppo
nents of the measure which passed the
In the meantime the committee will
listen to Senators who have offered
substitute plans for the flat repeal
measure passed by the House. These
proposals ranged from the positive dec
larations of the right of the United
States to exempt any and all of its
shipping, as proposed by Senator Gal
linger, minority leader, to Senator Kor
ris' suggestion that the question be
made the subject of arbitration.
Committee Meeting; Is Open.
The committee entered into a discus
sion of the merits of the bill Itself. A
long standing rule that committee
meetings should be secret was put aside
and the discussion was thrown open to
the public, but a few Senators, a group
of schoolgirl tourists and the news
papermen were the only persons to
take advantage of the departure from
In the Senate the repeal fight oc
cupied virtually the entire day. al
though the formal presentation would
not come until the conclusion of the
committee hearings and its delibera
tions. The first roll call on the gen
eral subject was taken on a motion
to refer to the foreign relations com
mittee a resolution offered by Senator
' Foindexter asking that the President
explain what questions he had In mind
in writing in his repeal message of
"matters of even greater delicacy and
nearer consequence," and what connec
tion those matters might have with
the Panama Canal regulations and
The Administration forces by a. vote
of 3i to 27 sent the resolution to the
committee, seven Democrats voting
in the negative and nine Republicans
in the affirmative.
Treaty Riskts Defended.
The Senate adopted without dissent
a resolution offered by Senator Bran-
,T,7v t?h. A-;H.. m. NEW YORK. April 7.-Mayor Mitchel
Tiav-PaiinAff.t irtv t nra. I answered today the question asked
that substantially all of this matter most often since he took office by ap
already was in print In Senate docu-1 pointing Arthur H. Woods, one of his
tnents. secretaries. Police Commissioner. Mr.
For the large part of the day the 1 Woods, a young Harvard graduate,
Senate listened to an elaborate analy- former newspaper man, skilled inves
sis of the treaties involved in the re- tigator and several years ago a deputy
peal controversy by Senator Works. Police . Commissioner unaer Theodore
of California, who defended the treaty I Bingham, will take office tomorrow.
right of the United States to exempt I How to fill this office has long been
any of her shipping from tolls. a problem with the Mayor. Mr. Mitchel
Senator Brandegee suggested the (tried to settle it by offering the place
wisest plan would be to send the bill I to Colonel George W. Goethels, of Pan
to the Senate without any committee ama Canal fame.
recommendation, letting the light rage I Woods, since graduation, has been
on the floor, where it was to be set-1 employed on New York newspapers and
- - v, - - -,
Government Receives Blow in
Dismissal of Suit Against
APPEAL BELIEVED CERTAIN
Arthur H. Woods.
WOODS GETS PLAGE
Mayor Mitchel Names Secre
tary Police Head.
GREAT PUZZLE ANSWERED
Appointee to Position Set Abide fon
Colonel Goctlials by New York
.Executive la Harvard Gradu
ate, Skilled Investigator.
small majorities and the antl-llquo
forces pointed to this achievement as
Litchfielr", for 20 years a sal-oon town,
went dry ty a majority of 43 votes and
many others also entered the dry list.
Cannon Falls remains dry. The
liquor forces won in Sauk Center and
also were successful in Lesueur, thei
majority in the latter town being 13,
MILWAUKEE BEATS SOCIALISTS
Non-Partisan Candidate Elected
Major by More Than 5000. '
MILWAUKEE. April 7. Mayor Ger-
hardt A. Badlng. a non-partisan, today
was re-elected over Emil Seidel. the
Social Democrat candidate, by more
than 5000 majority, according to re
turns tonight from a majority of the
Democrat Elected in Bay State.
BOSTON, April 7 James A. Gallivan,
Democrat, was elected today to Con
gress from the Twelfth district to nil
the unexpired term or Mayor juriey,
resigned. He got the majority in
triangular contest. The vote was: Gal
livan. 8708: Frank L. Brier, Repub
lican. 3973; James B. Connolly, Pro
Kansas City Re-elects Mayor Jost.
KANSAS CITY. April 7. Henry L.
Jost, Democrat, was re-elected Mayor
today over four other candidates by
majority estimated at between 6000 an
7000. The non-partisan ticket, pledged
to commission government and headed
by Clarence A. Burton, was second.
Labor Ticket Wins in Colorado.
AGUILAR, Colo.. April 7. The entire
He was the only member to vote I in official capacities and has confined labor ticket, the first of its .kind to be
against the agreement as to hearings, his study largely to City Hall and po
annougn virtually an memDers oi tne 1 Htical affairs.
committee except Chairman O'Gorman I As Mayor Mitchel also has made a
and Senator Brlstow seemed inclined I studv of civic affairs, he has been able
to hasten disposition of the problem. I to keep in close touch with Mr. Woods
Chairman O'Gorman's suggestion thatland their intimate relationship has run
a programme Be arranged brought I unbroken for several years.
from Senator Shields a proposal that I Like Mr. Mitchel he is a compara
ex-President Taft. Secretary of State tivelv young man in the political life
Root, Secretary Bryan and other Gov- I Qf New York. who. in a short time, has
ernment ofiicials, past and present. I come rapidly to the front in the civic
should be called. This precipitated a I activities of the metropolis, and when
general discussion, in which Senator the Mayor took office and Robert
Simmons said he opposed the lnclina- Adamson. secretary to Mayor Gaynor,
tion to make the hearing an inquisi-1 wa promoted. Mr. Mitchel quickly
tion with the Administration as the 1 seized the opportunity to secure the
defendant. Mr. Shields disclaimed services of Mr. Woods. Though a Dem-
such intention. No action on a pro- I ocrat. Mayor Mitchel, when he made
gramme was taken. his choice, first as his private secre
tary and now as Police Commlssion-
i a nAVA rtrw-A tnniitriiT nr inn it 1 1 -
CANBY CLEAN-UP PLANNED Polntees politics, as he desires to keep
tne onice as clear vi ijwh.iv -
put forth in Southern Colorado, waa
elected today by large majorities ove
the candidates on the citizens ticket.
If you like the rl. Bh-' vivacious; other
wise. Khe i too Diamea noisy.
Federal Court at Trenton Says It
Can Find No Law Prohibiting
Individual From Owning
Stock in Two Concerns.
TRENTON, N. J., April 7. The United
States Court filed an "opinion here to
day dismissing tne suit of the United
States Government against the Dela
ware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Company and the Delaware. Lacka
wanna & Western Coal Company for
alleged violation of the commodity
clause and the Sherman anti-trust law.
The court holds that there is no United
States law or decision prohibiting the
same set of individuals from holding
stock in two distinct corporations, even
though they may be engaged in kindred
The decision was rendered by Judges
Gray, Bufflngton and Mcpherson, of the
Third Judicial Circuit. The case is con
sidered of the highest importance by
the Government, as it is one of the
steps planned by the Department of
Justice in its efforts to break up what
it alleges to be a monopoly .of the
Case Will Be Appealed.
The suit, which was brought under
both the Sherman anti-trust law and
the commodities clause of the Hepburn
railroad law, in all probability will go
direct to the Supreme Court.
Today's decision is the second that
this court haa handed down in a com
modifies clause case. The first case in
volved all the anthracite roads, and
reached tha Supreme Court, which de
elded that the commodities clause was
constitutional, but that a railroad
might own stock in a bona fide cor
poratlon which owns the commodity
the railroad Is transporting.
After the Supreme Court decision, the
Delaware. Lackawanna A Western
Railroad Company declared an extra
dividend of 60 per cent and the stock
holders received the option to use hal
of the dividend to buy stock of the
Delaware. Lackawanna & Western Coal
Company, which was organized to take
over the marketing of the railroad's
Railway Minea Coal.
The railroad made a contract to sell
its coal to the new coal company on
the basis of 65 per cent of the average
price received for anthracite at New
York tidewater. Under this contract
the railroad, which continues to mine
the coal from the land it owns, sells
It at the mine to the coal company and
the railroad transports it for the coal
The Government attacked this ar
rangement as a "mere lawyer's device,
cloaking old facts under new fictions;"
that it was a "mere subterfuge and
fraud under the law and the public"
and that "each corporation is in fact
the same group or body of actual per
sons working to the same end under
Cttlsea Has Rlsht to Invent.
The Government's contention in the
suit was that the Delaware, Lacka
wanna oc Western ltailroad Company
and the Delaware. Lackawanna &
Western Coal Company, were practt
cally one and the same corporation and
that they were violating the law for
the reason that the Delaware. Lacka
wanna & Western Railroad Company
was admittedly engaged in transport
ing over its lines a large quantity of
coal shipped by the Delaware, Lacka
The coffee "you buy
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and is roasted in
our store as we sell
it day by day.
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Why is it that one person can work
all day standing in cold water, slush
and snow with no harmful effect, while
another with less exposura contracts
colds, pneumonia, rheumatism, sciatica
or something equally distressing and
Because in the first case the body
was in such perfect balance that there
was "resistance" to disease. In thi
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who love beauty
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musical ability. For there
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that first interest and then
By Way of Proof
won't you call at our ware
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Your Money ortk
or Your "Money Back
wanna &. Western Coal Company. To
day's decision says:
"No act of Congress or Judicial de
cision has declared it to be illegal for
any Individual citizen to invest his
money In two enterprises merely be-
cause the two enterprises may be
Dealing with the alleged violation
of the Sherman antt-trust law, today's
opinion says there was a formal
charge against both defendants under
the anti-trust act. but that the oral ar
gument left the court under the im
pression that the charges were not
much insisted on by the Government.
The courts understanding was that
what was desired was a decision on
the alleged violation of the commodi
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Morrison at Broadway. PORTLAND i
a high school site. Charles H. Miner.
dealer in stationery. b8 years old.
killed himself today by inhaling Illu
LEMON, APPLE SIZE, GROWN
Albany Man Proud of Specimen
Measuring 14 Inches Around.
ALBANY. Or.. April 7. (Special.) I
This section of the state not only may
produce lemons bat Albany has grown I
one as large as a big apple. It measures!
14 ?i Inches In circumference.
The lemon was grown by Walter 1
Scliool Training Necessary.
SALEM, dr. April 7 (Special.)
Attorney-General Crawford. in an
opinion has informed Herman Barr,
secretary of tho State Board of Op
tometry, that a training of two years
In high school or an equivalent was
necessary for those who take the exam
ination for opticians. Mr. Crawford
also Informed K. L. Coburn. clerk of
JnBf phln. County, that 13 per cent of
the persons voting at the last general
election and registered under the pres
ent registration law must participate
In the elections for providing county
fair grounds to make them legal.
Linn Office Attracts One Democrat.
ALBANY. Or, April 7. (Special.)
Frank C. 8teilmrhcr, of Albany, yes
terday filed notice of his candidacy
for the Democratic nomination for
County Clerk of Linn County. Mr.
Stellmacher Is the only Democrat who
has tiled for this position. Four can
didates are In the rare for the Republi
can nomination for thi office.
Disappointment Causes Suicide.
DEPHAM. Mass.. April 7. Disap-I
pointed In the failure of the town tol
purchH.se the home of his boyhood fori
Destroying; Old Barns and Improv
ing Buildings Proposed.
ence as possible. Efficiency Is what I
he looked for in his choice after find
ing he could not secure Colonel Goeth-1
als. and apparently he has found It, 1
together with a young man expert-1
enced in political affairs and one
able to grasp the ticklish job of poltc-
OREGON CITY. April 7. (Special.)
A eenoral ciean.uD. includiner such im
provements as the destruction of old 1 ing a large city
Darns, tne cleaning oi several streets
in the business section, and the repair
of buildings now in poor condition was M("IRF TflWNx VOTED DRY
planned at the meeting of the Canby WlUnC IUWIM3 V U I U.U Ulll
City Council held last night and
Marshal Lelser was instructed to
notify all property owners of the plan.
The electric light franchise of M. J.
I.ee was read at the meeting, but no
action will be taken until a special
meeting of the Council Monday night-
GLYNN REFUSES REPRIEVE
lOontinued from First Page.)
justice declared there was no doubt as
to the prisoner's guilt.
"I have carefully reviewed the
record of the trial and the opinions
written in the court of appeals on the
affirmance of the judgment of con
viction in this case." the Governor
said, "and I am unable to discover any
reason that would justify the grant
ing of a reprieve.
"The judgment of conviction of these
defendants was affirmed by the Court
of Appeals. The court found no error
had been committed in the trial, that
the defendants had a fair trial and
that these was nothing in the case at
all to require or to Justify a new trial."
Justice Goff wrote the Governor:
"As near as absolute certainty can
be attained by human means in a hu
man tribunal, it was attained when
these four men were convicted of mur
der. The conviction has been affirmed
by the court of last resort.
"It was proved that these men did
not even know Rosenthal, that they
were hired to murder him, that they
did murder him, and that the only mo
tive which could actuate them, was to
earn the price.
"Their guilt, therefore, did not in any
manner depend on the prior conviction
of Becker, who, it is certain, through
his agents, hired them, nor would it
be affected if tne Identity of Becker
had never been found out"
At first the Governor was inclined
to grant the reprieve, but after he had
studied all of the evidence and the de
rision of the Court of Appeals, his
view was changed.
(Continued From First Pag.)
has been In progress for three weeks,
the town voted back saloons which
had been out of business for a year.
The town has usually voted for li
cense. Hickman was another town
which voted out its saloons.
Early reports showed few changes, I
however. Among those voting against!
license were Hickman, Ponca, Dor-1
Chester, Tekaniah. Wausa, Oakland,
Decatur. Emerson &nd Lyons. Saloons
were favored by St. Paul. Flainview,
Greenwood, Sterling, Havelock, Roca, I
Columbus and Homer.
In Craig license was not an issue I
but poolhalls were voted out. two to I
one. Plainview voted to permit Sun-1
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DEMOCRATS LOSE XEW JEItSEY
ItciMibliran Representative Wins
Over Wilson's Candidate.
PATERSON. N. J.. April 7. The Re
publicans "gained and the Democrats
lost a seat In the House of Representa
tives as the result of a special election
In the Seventh New Jersey District.
Dow S. Drukker, a contractor of Pas
saic, was elected Representative to suc
ceed the late Robert L. Bremner by
more than 5000 plurality over James
J. O'Bryne, a Democrat personally in
dorsed by President Wilson.
Figures compiled by the Republican
county campaign committee gave the
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ker. Republican, 10.469; O'Bryne.
Democratic, 6143; Demarest. Socialist.
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