Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 26, 1914, Image 1

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    VOL,. T.TV.
NO. 16,692.
House of Commons De
cides Long Fight.
Action by House of Lords Is
Not NecessaryJJow.
Opposition Refuses to Debate, Warn
ing Government That End Is Not
Xct In "Contemptible Farce."
Vote la 331 to 274.
LONDON, May 2B. Home rule for
Ireland became assured today, when
the House of Commons, by a majority
of 77. passed the Irish home rule bill
for Its third and last reading. The
vote was 351 to 274, and the measure
becomes law in a month whether it la
sanctioned by the House of Lords or
not. .
The struggle, dating- back to ' 1870. to an end suddenly, the Unionists
refusing to debate the bill without
further information as to the attitude
of: the government toward the proposed
amendments to the measure.
Bonfires Glow In Ireland.
Tonight various sections of Ireland
are ablaze with bonfires and other
outbursts of orderly demonstrations,
while other sections are forebodingly
quiet. At the same time army instruc
tions have been rushed forward and
steps have been taken to guard against
a disorderly demonstration In opposi
tion centers.
Premier Asquith's words just before
the final action of the House gave little
consolation to the opponents of the bill.
Andrew Bonar Law, leader of the op
position, only replied that Mr. Asqulth
had told them nothing, and to discuss
the third reading "would be ridiculous
and futile." ' He added: -
Ead Not Yet, Is Hint.
"Let the curtain ring down on this
contemptible farce. It is only the end
of an act and, not of the play. The
government can carry the bill through
Parliament, but the concluding act of
the drama will be in the country, where
an appeal to the people will not end
In a farce.
The closing scene in the tight for
home rule brought together a crowd of
members and spectators which filled
the chamber to its utmost capacity.
Outside great crowds gathered to
await the result of the debate on the
third reading of the bill.
Mocking- Banter Heard.
The House was seething with excite
ment from the moment the Speaker
took the chair. Members of the vari
ous parties Indulged in loud outbursts
of cheering when their respective
champions entered the chamber, while
at the same time mocking banter was
Shouted from the-opposite benches.
The Right Hon. James Lowther, the
Speaker, appealed to the Premier to
Ktve the House some information re
garding the bill to be introduced after
the passage of the Irish home rule bill
for the amendment of that measure so
as to meet some of the objections of
the people of Ulster.
In response to the Speaker's plea.
Premier Asqulth announced the amend
ing bill would give effect to any agree
ment which the government was still
hopeful might be reached. He said If
at the time of the introduction of the
Irish home rule bill to the House of
Lords no such agreement had been
reached. the amending: bill would em
body the substance of the proposals
outlined by him on March 9 in the hope
that after discussion an agreement
might be secured.
Bill Sent to Lords.
The home rule bill was subsequently
sent up to the House of Lords. It was
accompanied by a group of Jubilant
Nationalists, who escorted the official
bearer of the bill and sang "God Save
The House of Lords afterward for
mally read the billa first time. The
real fight on the measure In that cham
ber will begin in the middle of June
after the Whitsuntide holiday.
Irish Leader iees Death of Years'
In ion of Pitt and Castlereagli.
LONDON, May. 23 John E. Redmond.
- the Irish Nationalist leader. In a state
ment tonight, says the divisionin the
House of Commons Is equivalent to the
passage of the home rule bill into law,
and expresses the hope that the Ulster
ltes "who;-are genuinely nervous as to
their position, -Bill abandon unreason
able demands and enter Into concilia
tory discussion with their fellow coun
trymen with regard to the points of
the bill upon which they desire further
"Today's division." Mr. Redmond con
tinued, "marks the death after an in
glorious history of the 114 years of the
Union of Pitt and Castlereagh. Its
place Is to be taken by a new union
founded on mutual respect and good
will between the two Islands."
The Nationalist leader asserted that
only two eventualities, both of them
impossible, could prevent the bill from
becoming a statute within a few weeks
(Concludes on Pace Two.)
Two Outlaws Obtain $400, Then
Lead Their Victom to Rear Door,
Knock Him Down, Get Away.
SALEM. Or.. May 25. (Special.)
In a spectacular and daring raid early
tonight, two masked men stole $400
from the Toggery, a Commercial-street
clothing store. The clerk, William
Huggins, was kept covered by two pis
tols while the robbers worked. After ob
taining the money the robbers knocked
Huggins down and escaped through a
rear entrance.
The police were Immediately notified,
but late tonight no trace of the outlaws
had been found.
Huggins was preparing to close the
store for the day at 7. o'clock when he
was summoned tothe front door. The
curtains were ' down and he could not
see the men. As he opened the door
they pointed pistols at him and forced
their way in. They forced him to lead
them to the safe, and one of them went
through it' Huggins then was led to
the door in the rear of the store and
knocked down. He was not stunned
and immediately gave the alarm.
One of the men, he said, was about
six feet two inches tall and weighed
about 175 pounds. The other was about
five feet five inches tall and weighed
about 250 pounds. Huggins thinks they
were in the store .recently looking at
overalls. They were dressed as labor
ers. The store is owned by J. J." Rob
erts and David Yantis. "
Marshfield Residents Show Appre
ciation lor Years of Service. .
MARSHFIELD, Or.. May 85. (Spe
cial Frienda and admirers of Dr. E.
E. Straw, ex-Mayor of this city, will
present him with a new residence.
Dr. Straw served the city for eight
years in the capacity of Mayor and only
retired when his practice as an ear and
eye specialist demanded his full time.
The city grew from a sawmill town to
a street with miles of pavement and
large buildings during Mayor Straw's
administration. The home is to De
erected on lots which Dr. Straw owns
on Wireless Hill and the money has all
been subscribed.
Dr. Straw was notified of the gift
Attorney Speckert Sits on Nail and
Rips His Trousers.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 25. (Special.)
A bill for alleged damages done At
torney A. J. Spreckert's trousers by a
nail In a chair In Judge Frater's court
room is included In a J2o, 756.63 suit
filed in Superior Court today by Speck
ert against Frank A. Paul, Regina M.
Speckerfs attorney. The damages are
claimed for alleged wrongful and ma
licious conduct by Paul In the contempt
proceedings against Speckert following
the Speckert divorce case.
The nail did between 50 cents to 1
damage, '"chargeable to Paul because
compelled wrongfully to go to court."
Battalion ot Infantry Coming to
Panama-Pacific Chow.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 25. Slam's
participation In the Panama Pacific
Exposition, will Include a battalion of
infantry and a band which will cross
the Pacific Ocean in 1915 in a trans
port conveyed by the yacht of the King
of Slam. .
The King will be represented by his
brother, Rajani, and the Siamese
dancing girls, a sacred white elephant
and other typical features will form
part of the Siamese exhibit.
Spreading Plants, in Boxes, Placed
in All Women's Booms,
Beautiful boxes of flowers. fresh
from the city's gardens at Washing
ton Park, now grace the windows of
the City Hall. At the instance of
Park Superintendent Mische. about 60
of the boxes, each four feet In length.
have been placed in the window of
each roqm where women are employed.
The boxes were planted early livthe
Spring and are now spreading bowers
of natural beauty. They will be cared
for by the women during the Summer.
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Nebraska Governor, Democrat, Seeks
Kenomination Despite Platform.
LINCOLN, Neb.. May 25. John H.
Morehead. Governor of Nebraska, to
day filed for the Democratic nomina
tion to succeed himself.
Governor Morehead was elected two
years ago on a platform wtih a one
term plank. He had announced him
self as a Congressional candidate. In
sistence of party leaders led to his
change in plans, he said.
One Victim Claimed When Mercury
Goes to 90 Degrees.
CHICAGO. May 25 Ttie first heat I
victim of the month was prostrated to
day when the temperature reached 90 1
In addition to the mounting mercury j
thousands of straw hats testified to the
approach of a warm wave.
Lecture Veils Political
Move Is Belief.
Foreign Diplomats to Get Part
of Colonel's Time.
Progressive Chiefs Expect to Hear
From Roosevelt at Night Confer
ence Best Way to Attack
. Wilson Administration.
OYSTER BAT, N. T.. May 25.
The campaign preparations of Colo
nel. Roosevelt took on a warlike,
aspect today, information the for
mer President received since his re
turn from South America has caused
him to revise his plans for avoiding
early public discussion of politics.
It la not Improbable that before
he sails for Europe next Saturday
he will make a statement of his
views on current political subjects.
Should he do so. It la said, he will
devote himself almost entirely te
criticism of the policies ot the Wll
son Administration.
WASHINGTON. May 25. Colonel
Roosevelt will return to Washington
tomorrow on one of the few visits he
has .. made since be left the White
House. .
. The primary object of the Colonel's
trip Is to deliver a lecture before the
National Geographical Society on his
South American explorations, but Wash
lngtonlans who mix in politics are In
terested in the conference he will hold
with the Progressive leaders in Con
gress. -
Thfs conference may develop a plan
of action by the Progressive party In
the coming Congressional campaign. If
it results in nothing more, the party
leaders expect Mr. Roosevelt to show
the way in which the Wilson Adminis
tration can be most advantageously at
tacked by campaign orators and In pre
election literature.
Bnsr Programme Ahead.
Colonel Roosevelt will have a busy
afternoon and night ahead of him in
Washington. He Is due to arrive at
3:20 P. M., escorted from Philadelphia
by several members of his party in
Congress and O. IC. Davis, secretary of
the Progressive National Committee.
At the train the Colonel will be met
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TEST FRIDAY'S Maximum temperature S3
degrees; minimum, 49 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair and warmer; westerly winds.
Medlators will leave mien, to Mexico, Is
indication. Page 1.
Hope of averting war is growing In Wash
ington. Page 2, -,
Foreign '
Thirteen new cardinals created. Page 3.
Irish Home Rule bill passes. Page 1.
JudK warns militants to beware of mob
demonstration,, as public's patience Is eo-
ing. Page 5. -s.
"Tap Lines" order of Interstate Commerce
Commission is nullified by Supreme
Court, Page 3.
J. P. Morgan denies part of Mellen's testi
mony as to hia father's New Haven dom
inance. Page L.
Roosevelt's visit to Washington today of
much political Importance la belief.
Page 1. - . .
Argument advanced that California will lose
.00.000,000 by prohlbtlon.-Pago 1.
Two daughters of Chinese Consul-Oensral
at San Francisco mysteriously disappear.
Page 2.
, fc porta. -North
estern league results: Portland-Ta-
eoma, no game, rain, Vancouver 8-2.
Spokane 2-1: Seattle 11-2: Victoria 7-2
(second game called). Page 6.
Spokane team passes Into hands of private
capitalists. Page .
Martlnonl to oppose Ehmke in opening game
today. Page 6.
Elliott, or Venice, now leads Coast League
batters. Page 6.
LARGE entry expected at Club handicap
track meet Saturday. Page 7.
Oregon golf championship opens on Waverly
Links today. Page 7.
Pacific Northwest.
Robbers at Salem make daring raid. Page I.
Queen Alma rules at Newberg festival.
Page 8
Commercial and Marine.
Interest in wool market transferred from
Eastern to Central Oregon, page 17.
Prospect of record-breaking crops aends
wheat down at Chicago. Page IT.
More activity in bonds than In stocks at
New -York. Page 17.
British steamer Tymerlo en. route here from
Glasgow. Page 12.
Portland mad Vicinity.
Coronation robes of Queen chosen. Page 11.
Transportation Club burlesques worries of
railroad manager. Page 9.
Commissioner will ask Council to allow ap
pointment of engineer to investigate city
power plant plan. .. Page 16-
Hawthorne bridge damaged by fire to ex
tent of S2000. Page 18.
Noted air pilots enter for Festival balloon
race. Page 11.
McNary leads Benson for Supreme Judge In
official count. Page 12.
G. J. Cameron Is elected .permanent chair
man of the Republican County Central
Committee. Page 4.
Question or introducing Bible lessons in
schools argued before board. Page 4.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page' IT.
Dr. J. Tissot'a Discovery May Com
bat Many Contagions Diseases. '
PARIS". May 23; A discovery by Dr.
J. Tlssot may lead to the preparation
of serums conferring immunity from.
many 01 the contagious diseases, was
communicated to the Academy of Sci
ences tonight by Professor A. d'Arson
val. member of the Institute and of
the Academy of Medicine. ,
The - new knowledge, it Is belived.
will make possible preparation of more
effective serums for use in diphtheria
and " tetanus, and open research into
Immunity against other contagious dis
eases. America's Denmark Minister 111.
WASHINGTON. May 25. Dr. Mau
rice Francis Egan, American Minister
to Denmark, is seriously 111 in this city.
Dr. Egan came from Copenhagen re
cently for a vacation.
Duty Is to Suggest, not
Dictate, Says Board.
Huerta's Delegates Unwilling
to Have Phase Enter.
"A. B. C." Powers Say Progress Is
Being Slade-bat Naming of Pro
visional President or Form of
Government to Be Avoided.
NIAGARA FALLS, Ont., May 25.
Smoth progress toward a common
agreement on all phases of the Mexi
can problem Is being made by the me
diators and the American and Mexican
delegates. This was stated with em
phasis by the mediators tonlght'af ter
a day of conferences principally with
the Mexican delegates.
The mediators have taken the posi
tion that they are essentially coun
selors and not dictators of the des
tinies of the Mexican republic. They
will not suggest names for the provi
sional Presidency, nor recommend any
form of government. From the Mexi
can delegates themselves must origi
nate proposals concerning the internal
affairs of their country.
. Doty Not to legislate.
They do not conceive it to be their
duty to undertake to legislate on
questions which properly fall within
the jurisdiction of the constitutional
government when established. The
most they can do in this direction
would be in the line of suggestion and
kindly recommendation. '
The theory under which the internal
questions " are being brought Into the
discussion is that the United States has
a right to say whom it will recognize
as provisional President of Mexico, and
therefore can indicate' in advance who
will be acceptable.
- On the agrarian problem, too., sug
gestions must originate from the Mexi
can delegates. Thus far the talk on
the land question has been on the ques
tion whether Mexico's land problem
could be properly discussed in an In
ternational tribunal. The Mexican
delegates have shown a serious disin
clination to have It included . because
they regard It as a purely internal
Americana' View Different.
The American delegates, however,
have maintained that as the land ques
tion has been a fundamental cause of
unrest, breeding revolution after revo
(Concluded on Page 3.)
$700,000,000 LOSS
Vast Holdings Will Be Confiscated,
Religion Thwarted and Acreage
Made Barren. Says Document.
SACRAMENTO, May 25. Seven hun
dred million dollars' worth of property
would be confiscated five days after the
Secretary of State certifies the 1914
election returns to the Governor If the
Initiative prohibition measure carries
this Fall, according to William Schuldt.
of San Francisco, who filed today an
official argument with Secretary of
State Jordan against the proposed law.
He enumerates the vast losses to the
brewery and liquor Interests and de
clares prohibition, as provided under
the proposed law, would be an eco
nomical blunder of collosal propor
tions. Mr. -Schuldt characterizes prohibition
as contrary to the - teachings of re
ligion and asserts it would be a dis
astrous thing for the 1915 exposition.
The proposed amendment, if . carried,
would go Into effect five days after
election. Schuldt's argument Is based
on this fact, on the theory that all
acreage and buildings used In the busi
ness would - become unproductive and
Move in Albania as in Boxer up
rising Now Discussed.
ROME, May 15. Intervention in Al
bania by all European powers has been
under discussion by the Italian gov
ernment on the same basis as Inter
vention in China at the time of the
Boxer rising.
Italy always has opposed the idea
of intervention in Albania being lim
ited to Austria and Italy, and the triple
entente, comprising Great Britain,
France and Russia, was opposed to
Intervention by the .whole of Europe,
Russia has taken the Italian view
and the opinion is held here in official
quarters that possibly Great Britain
and France may agree. ,
St. Johns Cadet of Annapolis in Hos
pital Sequel to Episode.-
- ANNAPOLIS. Md, May 25. As the
result of what the authorities of St.
Johns Military-College believe to have
been an attempted . hazing tonight,
William Bowlus. a cadet from Middle
town, Md.. Is at a hospital here seri
ously . wounded by a pistol bullet. '
Five or six freshmen were In the
room of one of their number when a
party of five juniors, among whom was
Bowlus, came to the door and demand
ed admittance. Someone In the room
Sired a shot, which, after splintering a
heavy door-panel, entered Bowlus' left
Man in Deatli-House Remarries So
Wife Can Inherit Property.
TRENTON. 5V. J.. M us t .v.-
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state prison death-houa ,,-- .
RafTele Longo was married instead of
ueing electrocuted. Tomorrow he will
die, but tonight hit ntnnA in t.i. 1 1
-.1 . v.u,
reached his hands between the bars
and was joined in matrimony for the
second time to Carmancia Lonen
The second ceremony, 15 years after
tne one perrormed in Italy, was de
clared necessary ao that she may in
herit Longo's property in that country.
Longo committed murder in Eliza
beth, N. J.
Court Absolves Picture but Rules Its
Exploitation Was Indecent.'
CHICAGO, - May 25. "September
Morn," the picture over which the Chi
cago police censor and" art dealers ami
critics clashed, was given judicial
sanction today in a ruling of the Ap
pellate Court for the First District.
The fair maiden bathing in placid
water was absolved of impropriety by
the judges, who. ruled:
"The picture is not indecent, al
though that may not be said of much
of the exploiting to which It has been
President's Son-in-Iaiv Seeks Fund
to Pay Professors More.
Francis Bowes Sayre, son-in-law of
President Wilson, was In this city to
day in the interests of a. campaign to
procure an endowment of $2,000,000,
the purpose of which is to raise the
salaries of college professors.
Mr. Eayre is connected with Wil
liams College. He said it was the
aim of that Institution to invest in
brainy teachers rather than handsome
Aged Compositor Is Man Who Could
Read Famous Editor's Writing'.
, SAN ANTONIO, Tex.. May 25 Jo
seph Clrich, an old-time printer, em
ployee? by Horace Greeley at the found
ing of the New York Tribune, died here
today at the age of 95.
Soon after the New York Tribune
was founded Mr. Orich was made fore
man of the composing-room and he at
tributed his promotion to the fact that
he could read Horace Greeley's writing.
Mellen's Testimony in
Part Held Untrue;
Responsibility for Changes in
New Haven Are Taken.
financier's Son in Defending rent
Points Out Deep Interest He Had
in Maintaining Jfew England's
Standing and Aiding Public. -
NEW YORK. May 25. J. P. Morran
tonight characterized as untrue, the
testimony of Charles S. Mellen. former
head of the New York, New Haven &
Hartford Railroad, before the Inter
state Commerce Commission in Wash
ington last week. that J. Pierpont
Morgan concealed from Mr. Mellen
facts regarding the New Haven Road,
which Mr. Mellen should have known.
Mr. Morgan offered td produce before
any proper tribunal at any time the
records of J. P. Morgan & Co, and the
personal records of his father. ,
Taking full responsibility upon him
self for the change in the road's presi
dency by which Mr. Mellen resigned,
Mr. Morgan said it was untrue that his
father in any sense took from Mr. Mel
len the management of the road or any
part of Its affairs.
Public Benefit In Mind.
Regarding the absorption of the Bos
ton & Maine by the New Haven. Mr.
Morgan said his father deemed it ad
visable for the public benefit, since it
was recognized by others as well as by
the late Mr. Morgan himself, that
changing economic conditions threat
ened the commercial position of New
Mr. Morgan's statement was his first
direct reply to Mr. Mellen's Washing
ton testimony, which- he examined, he
said, from a stenographic report. The
statement read:
"I became a director of the New
Haven Railroad In April, 1913. and re
signed December 31 of the same year.
The only reference to me personally
which 1 have found in Mr. Mellen's
testimony has to do with the fact that
I as a director of the company called
upon him and told him that a change In
the presidency was desirable. For
any blame that attaches to that act.
whether it be accorded me as a mem
ber of the board of directors or as an
Individual. I accept full . responsibility.
Testimony aa to Father Denied.
"There ls, however, in Mr. Mellen's
testimony something more Important
to me than any' possible criticism of
myself. Mr. Mellen in substance
charges my father" with having con
cealed from him, the president of the
company, facts which the president of
the company should have known.
Everyone who knew my father knows
this to be untrue. During the last ten
years of my father's life he was
abroad more than one-third ot the time.
During the last three years of his life
he was abroad one-half of the time.
As the world knows, he was actively
connected during this whole period
with many different affairs. That he
would have had the time, even if he
had had the desire, to interfere actively
in the management of thu New Haven
is Impossible.
"Mr. Mellen is right In describing
my father as a forceful man. He is
right also in picturing my father's
deep Interest In New Haven affairs.
Faith la Read Firm.
"My father was born in New England
and he believed in the New Haven
Railroad. He recognized, as others
have recognized, that with the shifting
of the center of population in this
country, and the changing' economic
conditions, the commercial position of
New England was threatened, and that
a change in this commercial position
would, unless an effort were made to
counteract It, result In an unfavorable
effect upon New England's leading
railroad. He undoubtedly believed
that a railroad peculiarly situated as
is the New Haven with a growing
passenger traffic at very low rates and
with expensive Improvements required
all along Its line, must make every
effort to increase Its traffic and main
tain Its position. He believed,, more
over, that the NewHaven and the Bos
ton & Maine, which were not in his
opinion in any sense competing lines,-'
could be operated to the benefit, of
New England more advantageously to
gether than apart, and that no harm
could come to the public from this
amalgamation by reason of the full
measures of state and National regula
tion which the laws afforded.
Imputation. Held Intrir.
"I .m quite ready to believe also
that he agreed with Mr. Mellen that
the entrance of the Grand Trunk
Railway Into Providence would have
involved the unnecessary duplication
of facilities for which the New
England public sooner or later would
have had to pay. But the Imputa
tion that my father in any sense took
the management of the railroad, or
any part of its affairs out of the
hands of the president, is untrue.
"On the ninth day of March of this
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