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TIIE MORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 1914.
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Starts Fighting Merely on
"Drop of Hat."
HUMANITY TO BE SERVED
Annapolis Graduates Told: American
Forces In Mexico Will Bo Best
Remembered for Self-Oon-
trol They Showed.
ANNAPOLIS, Mi, June 6. President
Wilson aroused special interest in clos
ing his address to the Naval Academy
graduating class today, by his declara
tion that the young men of the Navy
should be ready to fight for the public
welfare, "and not merely on the drop
of a hat or upon some slight punctilio."
In view of the "flag incident" at Vera
Cruz and Its subsequent disappearance
from the discussion of Mexican affairs,
this reference to punctilio as falling
short of being a casus belli was noted
with smiles and knowing nods.
The President also told the young
midshipmen that the boys down at
Vera Cruz would leave as their most
lasting impression on the people of
Mexico the fact of their self-control.
not the way they fought.
Great Crowd Present.
A great crowd of 6000 persons, of
ficers, cadets and relatives and friends
of the graduates, filled the Armory,
It applauded the President at inter
vals. He said, in part:
"It ought to be one of your thoughts
all the time that you are sample Amer
icans, not merely sample Navy men,
not merely sample soldiers, but sample
Americans, and that you have the
point of view of America with regard
to her Navy and her Army that she is
using them as the instrument of civ
ilization, not as the instrument of ag
gression. The Idea of America is to
serve humanity, and every time you
let the Stars and Stripes free to the
wind you ought to realize that that is
in itself a message, that you are not
on an errand which other navies have
sometimes forgotten, not an errand of
conquest, but an errand of service.
"What do you think: is the lasting
impression that those boys down at
Vera Cruz are going to leave? They
have had to use some force. I pray
God It may not be necessary for them
to use any more, but do you think the
way they fought is going to be the
.most lasting impression? Have men
not fought ever since the world began?
It there anything new In using force?
The new things in the world are the
things that 'are divorced from force.
The things that show the moral com
pulsions of the human conscience, those
are the things by which we have been
building up civilization, not by force,
and the lasting Impression that those
boys are to leave will be that they ex
"Other nations have been strong.
Other nations have piled wealth as
high as the sky, but they have come to
disgrace because they used their force
and their wealth for the oppression of
mankind and their own aggrandize
ment; and America will not bring
glory to herself, but disgrace, by fol
lowing the beaten paths of history. "We
must strike out on new paths.
"You must bear In mind that you are
the champions of what is right and
fair all around, no matter where you
are. and that it is for what is right
and fair for public welfare that you
are ready to fight, and not merely on
the drop of a hat or upon some slight
The President praised Admiral
.Fletcher, saying he had been on duty
longer at Vera Cruz than the other
commanders, and that he had the qual
ities of a statesman.
Sherman Law Supplemented.
The Clayton bill carries provisions
designed to strengthen and support the
Sherman law and other acts against
monopolies and restraints of trade As
framed by Administration leaders,' the
Prohibitions against price discrim
ination, or arbitrary refusal to sell
natural mineral products, and against
the enforcement of conditional leases,
or contracts of sale under which lessees
or purchasers agree net to deal in the
products of competitor, of seller or
lessor; a provision that decrees in
suits brought by the Government under
the anti-trust law shall be final evi
dence in suits brought against the de
fendants by others. Involving the anti
trust law; provisions against holding
companies and Interlocking director
ates in concerns under the Jurisdiction
of the Federal Government; and pro
visions guaranteeing labor and farm
ers' organizations their legal existence
under the Sherman law, limiting the
use of the injunction in labor disputes
and providing for jury trials In cases
of indirect contempt of court.
TRUST MEASURES ARE UP
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mission to take cases which the courts
have decided a complainant entitled to
relief under the anti-trust laws and
recommend an "appropriate form of de
cree to the court. It would also em
power the commission on Its own In
itiative or at the request- of the Attorney-General
to Investigate the man
ner in which decrees under the anti
trust laws have been carried out. A re
port on such investigations would be
submitted to the Attorney-General for
The commission is given wide author
ity to make public all information se
cured in the course of Its investiga
tions. The bill provides, however, that
no "trade secrets or private lists of
customers" shall be made public
Close regulation and control of the
stocks and bonds of railroads by the
Interstate Commerce Commission Is
proposed by a substitute for the Ray
burn bill prepared by the House inter
state and foreign commerce commit
tee. The committee divided the Ray
burn measure into two sections in or
der that one might stand If the consti
tutionality of the other failed in the
The bill makes it unlawful for any
common carrier to issue stocks, bonds,
notes and other evidences of indebted
ness without the approval of the Com
mission. Before Issuing stocks or bonds the
bill would require railroads to file
with the Commission a certificate of
notification, showing the character of
the securities, the purposes for which
they are to be issued and the disposi
tion to be made of them. Such cer
tificates the bill makes public record
and open to inspection. The bill would
give the Commission wide authority
for the examination of the books of
railroads and would provide penalties
for the concealing of information.
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Three members of tne Wora family, of
Bt. Louis, were recently married in a triple
wedding, held in the office of a Justice
of the Peace. The six principals stood in
a circle and answered the queaUons ln unison.
THEY ARE DUMMIES
Lewis Cass Ledyard Says He
Often Opposed Morgan at
New Haven Meetings.
LOSS ACCOUNT REDUCED
Auditor Pat on Stand to Show Com
pany Kan Behind Only $ 1 ,3 OO,
000 Blllard Taxed on $30,
000, Records Show.
WASHINGTON, June 6. There were
Indications at the conclusion of to
day's session of the1 Inquiry into the
affairs of the New York. New Haven
& Hartford Railroad by the Interstate
Commerce Commission that the inves
tigation would be completed next week.
Walter D. Hines, an attorney of the
New Haven, at the afternoon hearing,
placed several present officials of the
road on the stand and before adjourn
ment Commissioner McChord announced
tnat he wanted to conclude this phase
of the case tomorrow. Mr. Hines said
the only witness he wanted heard was
L. S. Miller, president of the New Tork.
Westchester & Boston Railway.
Directors Sot Considered Dummies.
Lewis Cass Ledyard, concluding the
statement he began yesterday, said he
did not consider the directors of thn
New Haven were "dummies" and that
he often opposed J. Plerpont Morgan
at meetings. He had several clashes
with Chief Counsel Folk and Insisted
on answering questions in his own way.
Mr. Folk taking up the Blllard Com
pany transactions, asked Mr. Ledyard
if he knew at the time that the New
England Navigation Company lent the
Billard Company (2,000,000.
iso, and I don't know of it now."
answered Mr. Ledyard.
Mr. Folk showed two checks of the
New England Navigation Company for
$1,000,000 each. Issued to Mr. Blllard,
"Do you know anything about these?"
"I don't, except that I think that I
recognize the signature of the vice
president and treasurer of the naviga
Call Made Taft.
Mr. Ledyard denied knowledge of
troubles which arose from the acquisi
tion and consolidation of the franchises
of the New York, Westchester & Bos
ton and the New York & Port Chester.
"You never represented Mr. Mellen
in the Grand Trunk matter?" Mr. Folk
"Did you go to see Mr. Wickersham
in the Grand Trunk matter?"
"No; I went to see Mr. Taft."
"Do you of your own knowledge know
whether the money gained by Mr. Bll
lard was retained by 'him or passed
through him to others?" Daniels asked.
Mr. Ledyard reiterated his denial of
any knowledge of this.
Billard Tax List Anun,
Francis H. McAdams created a ripple
of merriment by his testimony as to
the tax returns of John L. Billard at
Meriden, Conn. In 1907. he said, Mr.
Billard returned 130,100 worth of realty
and a $50 piano. For subsequent years
the list remained unchanged excepting
the addition of a $50 horse and a $75
carriage. No stocks or bonds were re
turned. Mr. Blllard's attorneys sug
gested that under the Connecticut laws
it is not necessary to report securities
which are taxable In some states.
T. Dewitt Cuyler, who became a di
rector of the New Haven In October,
1910, was put on the stand to make a
statement for the New Haven road.
Mr. Cuyler expressed the opinion that
the New Haven board was and is as
effective and well organized as a person
would wish to serve on. He said he
knew nothing of efforts to effect legis
lation, and they were never mentioned'
in board meetings.
Large Amounts Charted Off.
Julian M. Tomllnson. auditor of the
New Haven road, questioned by Mr.
nines, said the New Haven, on June 30,
1903, showed a profit and loss surplus
of $13,819,565.86. On June SO, 1912, he
said, tne prorit ana loss surplus was
"So instead of the road's running be
hind $6,000,000 during that time." he
was asked, "it really ran behind only
about $1,300,000? '
"That is correct."
"What was done in the matter of de
preciation of equipment prior to 1907 r
"Large amounts were charged to
profit and loss."
In the two years, 1904 and 1906, Mr.
Tomllnson said, this amounted to more
From 1907 to 1912 both inclusive, he
said, more than $3,000,000 was charged
to the depreciation account.
MILITANTS STILL ACTIVE
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TOP COLLIER. 8TORSTAD OX ARRIVAL AT MONTREAL.' DAMAGES TO
BOW IS SHOWN. BEXOW CAPT.US A.NDERSON ON BRIDGE.
MUNITIONS ON LAND
Position as to Huerta Block
CARRANZA KEEPS COUNSEL
Word From Constitutionalist Not
Expected Before Monday Ger
man Vessels Appeal From Fines
Imposed by Funeton.
(Continued From First Page.)
strengthen the laborites in promoting
three-cornered contests, and to avoid
such triangular candidates at the next
election Is believed to be the govern-,
ment's only chance of a return to
the proposals to the constitutionalists
to participate in the peace negotiations,
have been followed by rumors of dis
approval on the part of the South
American envoys engaged in the ef
fort to compose the Mexican situation.
In fact, there have been widespread
reports mat the mediators had pro
tested against the TJnltnd Sta ti nor-
mitting the delivery of ammunition to
tne constitutionalists at Tampico.
Secretary Bryan declared tonight that
the State Department had received no
protest from the mediators and he also
denied reports that Mr. Raino, the Span-
isn Araoassador, who represents the in
terests of General Huer i In the United
States, had protested against the de
livery of munitions of war to the constitutionalists.
Foreign Diplomats Hock Interested.
Foreign diplomats in Washington dis
played great interest in the situation
arising from the shipment of war mu
nitions to Mexican ports and were
watching for news of a formal declara
tion of a blockade by the Huerta gov
Should Huerta decide to attempt to
stop the delivery of ammunition aboard
the Cuban ship Antllla. International
law requires that notice of such a
blockade be given all foreign powers
through proclamation specifying the
port to be blockaded and defining with
geographical exactness the section of
coast to be included within the scope of
such a blockade. International law also
stipulates that a blockade to be recog
nized by foreign powers must be effective.
In diplomatic circles the belief Is
general that a decision on the part of
the United States to prevent a blockade
would menace success of mediation. It
was suggested that inasmuch as the
American Government had made no ef
fort to Interfere with the constitutional
ist campaign against the Mexican fed
erals at Tampico or other Mexican
cities. Interference with the other
belligerent in its efforts to strike at
delivery of munitions of war to its
enemy wsuld constitute a grave viola
tion of neutrality.
Germans Pretest Fines.
Fines Imposed by General Funston on
the German steamers Tpiranga and Ba
varia were considered today by Secre
tary of War Garrison, who is gathering
all facts connected with the landing of
war material for Huerta at Puerto
Mexico in preparation for consideration
of a claim for remission of the Densities
made by the Hamburg-American Steam
Carl Buenz, general agent of the
Hamburg-American company, made a
statement to the Secretary In justifica
tion of the action of the captains of the
German ships. Mr. Buenz declared that
the German ships had sailed from Ger
many with cargoes of ammunition be
fore the American occupation of Vera
Cruz and without any Intent of violat
ing port laws. At Vera Cruz, without
landing her cargo of arms, the Tpir
anga was chartered by. the German gov
ernment to convey refugees from South
ern Mexico to a place of safety. It was
only after the expiration, of this char
ter that the Yplranga's captain under
took to carry out his original orders to
deliver his arms and ammunition to the
representative of the Huerta govern
ment. When in Vera Cruz, Mr. Buens main
tained, the ship captain received in
structions from port authorities chang
ing the destination of the cargo to
Puerto Mexico. This appears to have
been done under the terms of a procla
mation Issued by General Huerta au
thorizing, cargoes destined for ports
closed as a consequence of revolution
to be landed elsewhere. The German
ship captains felt that they had ample
authority from the proper officials in
Mexico to land their goods at Puerto
Secretary Garrison told Mr. Buenz
that he would consider his representa
tions, and addressed a letter to Secre
tary Bryan asking whether it was his
wish to have the question thus raised
answered by the State Department, and
if not, saying that the War Department
would deal with it.
To prepare for the latter contingency
Secretary Garrison cabled to General
Funston at Vera Cruz for all the re
corded evidence .bearing upon the fines.
The message relating to mediation
from General Carranza, now aboard a
train bound for Saltillo, in answer to
the note of the mediators, it was ex
pected would not be received probably
VOTE ON TOLLS IS NEAR
LEADERS HOPES FOR END OF MAK
ISfG SPEECHES TODAV.
Vote on Amednments Monday, Then
Final Action on Bill Tuesday
WASHINGTON, June 5. The Senate
tonight cleared the decks for the vote
on the tolls exemption repeal and lead
ers were hopeful that general debate
on that subject might be brought to
a close tomorrow and the bill and all
the amendments proposed to it dis
posed of early next week.
After listening to speeches far re
moved from tolls all day, the Senate
recessed until .11 o'clock tomorrow,
when the exemption bill will come up
automatically, to the exclusion of all
Senator Cummins Is expected to con
clude his speech on the subject and
leaders hope that Senators Poindexter
and La Follette, who are understood
to have prepared speeches, will con
clude before adjournment tomorrow
night. Then the way will be open for
a vote on the amendment Monday and
it was believed tonight that the bill
Jtself might be reached Tuesday.
ASHLAND PAPER AGED 39
Tidings Celebrates by Reprinting
Part ol Salutatory.
ASHLAND. Or., June 6. (Special.)
The Tidings, of this city, entered upon
Its 39th yearly volume in a recent Is
sue. It was one of the first papers to
be published in Southern Oregon. Its
founder was J. L. Sutton, and the Ini
tial copy was published June 17, 1876.
At that time Ashland had a population
of about 500. The local editor of that
centennial period concluded his salu
tatory as follows:
"There Is one peculiarity In which
Ashland differs from most other towns
of Its size: It has neither church nor
saloon. However, whisky is sold by
the bottle, and preaching done In the
schoolhouse, and therefore the people
are generally happy."
Through error an Item which made
It appear that the paragraph above re
ferred to present conditions appeared
in a recent issue of The Oregonlan.
RAPP WITHHOLDS SECRET
(Continued From First Pare.)
among Mrs. Dean's visitors. Mrs. Dean
moved out after three months, explain
ing she could not pay the rent, Ber
ger's deposition said.
Josephine Goldsmith, at whose bouaa
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When it cornea to making-impressions Bill Spivens is surely there, but in the City of Roses
he ought really to be more careful about what ha says and how he says it, even though he's dead
right. He certainly got in wrong yesterday with the handsome brunette from Portland Heights.
Will Be There
Tonight, when Third Street is transformed into the "Great
J-dght "Way," you and your friends will join in the merry throng
that will celebrate the event.
The Arcadian Garden
in the Hotel Multnomah, "at the foot of the Great Light Way," will be
the logical place for the late supper closing the merry evening. There
the lively "Balloon Night" will be a fitting climax to the evening's fun.
On the former staging of this Parisian craze the crowd more than taxed
the capacity of the Garden many were turned away.
If you wish to enjoy this novel and attractive iBalloon Night, with
its attendant fun, we would advise you to reserve your table at
once. Saturday night only from 10:30 until 12.
Other Attractions a
Leddy and Pony Sisters; Countess Edythe Von Mayer, Operatic
Soprano; John Lynch, Irish Tenor, and Heller's Orchestra,
L. R RETUOZDS. Asst gr? -
Rapp roomed from August, 1912, to
February, 1913, deposed that he "never
was away for more than a night or
two at a time."
The court ruled today that questions
concerning the earlier marriages of the
singer would not be permitted at this
Mme. Schumann-Heink said she had
almost abandoned hope that the trial
would be completed in time to permit
her to sing at the Wagnerian festival
at Balreuth, Germany, June 15. Coun
sel for Rapp asserted- several days
would be consumed in. the introduction
or. eviaence o tne aeiense.
Newport Pioneer Woman Die.
NEWPORT, Or- jVne 6. (Special.)
Mrs. D. S. Young, wife of Newport's
pioneer agate cutter, died last night at
an advanced age, after a long Illness.
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