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TTTT! arOT?-T?CG OREGONTAN. SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 1915.
MEMBERS OF NEW "SUPREME COURT OF TRADE"
,N their eager way
to the Land of
Witnesses, at Coroner's In
quest Say Portland Man Was
in Happy State of Mind.
Goethals Asks Whether Great
Northern on Voyage to
Flavel Violated Law.
5 , s.-r-" y i
JEST CASE TO BE MADE
Fact That Vessel Carried Passengers
Who Could Hare Traveled bj
Kail Raises Question.
lVecedent Is Set.
nREWiNlAX XEWS BUREAU. Wash
rnsrton, March 26. The Secretary of
War and tlie Interstate Commerce
Commission, at the request of Colonel
Ooethals. Governor of the Panama Ca
jial Zone, are making an Investigation
to determine whether the steamship
tircat Northern, which recently passed
through the canal en route to navel.
Or, from the Atlantic Coast, violated
the Panama Canal act.
The act does not prohibit railroad
owned ships from using the Panama
Canal, but does provide penalties for
railroad-owned ships which pass
through the canal and which are in
competition with railroads at the time
of passage. Whatever ruling is made
with regard to the Great Northern
will hold good also as to the Northern
Pacific, her sister ship.
Vraael Carries Pamtrnserx.
Information given by Colonel Goeth
als is that the Great Northern on her
trip to Astoria carried paid passengers
through the canal, and inasmuch as
these passengers might have reached
the same destination by rail. Colonel
Goethals has asked for a ruling on the
question whether the Great Northern
actually was competing with the rail
road iu the sense prohibited by law.
No determination has yet been
reached, but the owners of the. Great
Northern have been asked to make a
showing of the facts to the Interstate
Uommf rce Commission, and much will
depen-on the showing made. Had
this steamer carried neither freight
nor passengers on her voyage there
would have been no question of her
right, as a vessel wtihout cargo or
passengers would not be competing
Goetanls Desires Precedent.
Colonel Goethals evidently inclines
to the opinion that the presence of pas
sengers on board raised a question of
competition and he has sought a rul
ing in this case to establish a prece
dent and determine the policy which
the Government hereafter is to follow
with regard to railroad-owned ships
which use the Panama CanaL The In
terstate Commerce Commission is only
to determine whether the Great
Northern was competing with the rail
roads In carrying passengers from
coast to coast and will report its find
ings to the Secretary of War.- If the
Commission finds there was competi
tion, the question of invoking the pen
alty will be referred to the Attorney
General and adjustment will be made
It is said that if competition were
proved the steamship would be liable
to a fine as high as J100.030, though
it is believed a severe penalty will not
be imposed, especially as this Is the
first time this question has been
POINT THOUGHT FTXELY DRAWN
Steamship Company Attorney Denies
Violation of Spirit of Law.
"I believe it is a little far-fetched for
the Government to bring action against
the owners of those steamers on the
ground that a single trip through the
canal is In violation of the Panama
Canal act," said C. H. Carey, attorney
for the Great Northern Pacinc Steam
ship Company, last night.
"We were fully aware of the provis
ion in the act that prohibits railroads
from operating ships through the canal,
and we have no intention, of violating
the law. We do not think that It is a
violation of the law to send those ships
through the canal for single voyages
ach. It is not the intention to main
tain permanent service. The ships are
to be operated between Flavel and San
Krancisco and in that capacity will not
compete with the railroad lines that
"It costs a lot of money to bring them
around from Philadelphia, and the com
pany thought it would be advisable to
defray part of the expenses by carry
"I hope the authorities in charge of
the canal will not construe our action
lis a violation of the law. However, we
have not been officially advised that
any question has been raised."
L. C. Gilman. president of the steam
ship company, was in Philadelphia when
the Northern Pacirtc sailed from that
port on Thursday. .
Hear (Left to Rlsht) William II. Parry, of Washington; George Hob
lee, of New Hampshire. Prosit Row (Seated) Udward K. Hurley,
President of the Illinois Manufacturers' Association) Joseph K.
Davtes, of Wisconsin; William J. Harris, of Georgia.
President Wilson's new "Supreme Court of Trade," the Federal
Trade Commission, was sworn in at Washington, D. C, Uarch 16. by
Chief Justice Covington, of the District Supreme Court. The Com
mission has virtually unlimited powers of espionage over corpora
tions having a total capitalization of J20,000,000,000. With one ex
ception (Edward N. Hurley), the members are unknown to the business
community, a fact which has excited general criticism and created
deep uneasiness and uncertainty among men of affairs.
Attorney - General's Opinion
Speeds Alaska Railroad.
CONTRACT MAY BE MADE
Price Not Limited to Appropriation,
If Within Total Set by Congress.
Alaska Northern Expected to
Be Made Basis.
OKEGONIAX NEWS BUREAU. Wash-
given the Alaska Government railroad
nrnwt tndav when tne Attorney-Gen
eral advised the President it was within
his power to contract to buy existing
railroads In Alaska within the limit of
the cost fixed by Congress. J35.000.000.
The Attorney-General holds that the
President is not .limited by the amount
of cash actually appropriated, which is
r.d., via nthoritv the President
can contract to buy both the Alaska
Northern and the Copper , River &
Northern railroads, but he must buy at
actual physical value, and as only the
Alaska Northern has Deen appraiseu, ne
could not, at this time, take over more
than that one line. It, therefore, fs be
lieved the President will contract to
purchase the Alaska Northern, making
partial payment from the appropria
tion, and will order tho extension of
that road to the Matanuska coal field.
Before he can buy the Copper River
Railroad it must be appraised, and that
In itself will consume the entire season.
It has been practically determined that
the Government will not undertake the
building of a railroad from tidewater,
but will use one or both of the existing
roads as the basis for its trunk line to
the interior, and it is believed in Wash
ington that steps will soon be taken to
contract for the Alaska Northern, which
has been appraised at $1,100,000. Ex
tension of this road to Matanuska coal
field will require about 75 miles of new
H. P. Warren, of the Alaska Rail
road Commission, is now at Panama
looking over and selecting material
which will be taken to Alaska for use
on the Government railrond. All these
facts, taken In connection with the
President's recent announcement that
he had "selected" a route for the Gov
ernment railroad, are accepted as mean
ing that early announcement will be
made, though it likely will be delayed
until after Secretary Lane returns to
Washington, about April 1.
four inches and nn3er; M. R. Sparks
and John Rausch, $132.80 for clearing
the land and Sl.Ta a cord for cutting
the wood: John A. Padden, $145 for
clearing the land, and $1.25 for cutting
the wood: August Engelking. $175 for
clearing the land, and $2 a cord for
cutting the wood. -
It is the intention of the War De
partment to make the"land available
for drilling purposes. The bids will
be sent to the head of the department
at San 'Francisco, for approval.
HABIT-BUILDING IKGED IV'
DRESS AT ST. JOHXS.
('-operation, Judgment-Forming, Al
truism, Politeness and Honesty
Declared tv Be Essentials.
Tutting the Grease Where the
SQuesk Is" was the eubject of an ad
dress last night by L. R. Alderman.
City School Superintendent, before the
St. Johns Parent-Teacher Association.
"The educational pushcart squeaks,"
said Mr. Alderman. "The squeak has
been heard long in the land, and while
wonderful progress has been made and
greater progress is being made, yet
all will agree that the machinery
squeaks. The educational doctors are
looking for a plf.ee to put the grease.
"The problem is to put the grease
where the squeak is. 1 am going to
argur that habit-building and the giv
ing: of ideals is the main thing in edu
cation. Hahits plus ideals make char
acter, and character is the thing we
are striving for.
"One of the most Indispensable hab
its a boy or girl can acquire is the
hsblt of industry. The old-fashioned
rountry home was n wonderful educa
tional institution. What we are trying
to do now is to make adlustmcnts in
oiir educational system that will not
onlv give information, but will build
habits of industry. Happy is the man
that has to work, and in working finds
the thing he likes to do.
"I have not seen anyone fail who
Mns rer.lly industrious mentally and
physical ly: and 1 have not seen any
one succeed who, was mentally and
"Here .is a big problem for our
school.: if we can solve this problem
we will be putting at leat some of
the cre.:s where the squeak is. Other
habits that arc absolutely essential are
the habits of co-operation. Judgment
frmation. altruism, politeness, hon
esty, frankness and even scholarship is
OLIVE DAY IS INDORSED
Governor Also I'rges Giving of Pref
erence to California Fruit.
SALEM. Or.. March 26. (Special.)
Governor Withycombo today went on
record with a testimonial for the Cali
fornia olive. In reply to a request of
the California Ripe Olive Day Associa
tion, of Orovllle, that Oregon give of
ficial recognition to California Ripe
Olive day. March 31, the Governor said:
"It seems to me perfectly proper that
Oregon should co-operate so far as
possible in this effort. It also seems
to me entirely fitting that we give
preference to the olives of ourneigh
17 TONS OF FOOD BURNED
Seattle Inspectors Destroy Cold Stor
age Goods Seized.
SEATTLE, Wash March 16. Seven
teen and a half tons of cold storage
chickens and fish, seized by the State
Food Inspectors in a Seattle warehouse
as unfit for human consumption, were
destroyed In the clty incinerator to
day. " '
The seizure included three tons of
crabs, four tons of dressed chickens,
seven tons of frozen salmon, and three
and a half tons of frozen halibut.
BARRACKS WORK BIDS IN
Lowest Offer for Clearing Land for
in-illing Purposes Is 589.30.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. March 16.
(Special.) Black & Eager have sub
mitted the lowest bid for the clearing
of 73 acres of land in Vancouver Ear
racks. The fotir bids submitted were
Black & Eager. $89.50 for clearing
land, and $1.75 a cord for cutting the
wood; alternate proposal, $79.50 and
$1.75. if the bidders be permitted to
retain for their own use all saplings
RICH TIMBERMAN DIES
Fortune Laid by Frugal Living and
Early Investments In Bonds.
AURORA, 111., March 26. John Stew
art, millionaire owner of great tracts
of timber lands throughout tho North
west, died here today, aged 89 years.
Mr. Stewart got his start to fortune
when, as a young man of 22, he walked
400 miles from St Charles, 111., to Wau
sau. Wis., to get a job in a sawmill
paying $16 a month, $8 mors than he
was receiving as a woodchopper at St.
Charles. He lived frugally at Wausau
and in a year bought his first tract of
timber.'the land then selling at almost
Mr. Stewart gave a granddaughter,
Mrs. Esther Stewart Richards, a check
for $100,000 as a wedding present in
1913. In the same year gifts of lands
to relatives totaled upwards of $1,000,
000. He laid the foundation , of his
wealth In acquiring Wisconsin timber
lands in the years just preceding the
HIGHWAY SURVEY IS ON
Bids Soon to Be Asked on Work
From Toledo to Vancouver.
VANCOUVER. Wash., March 26.
(Special.) A crew of surveyors, includ
ing Walter A. Schwarz, Clarke County
Engineer, and Engineer Gillis, assistant
in the State Highway Commission's
office, are surveying for work to be
done on the Pacific Highway in this
county. It is expected that bids will
be called for and the work started as
soon as possible. The Legislature made
an appropriation of $192,500 for the
route from Toledo to Vancouver. Clarke
County's share is about $60,000.
It Is proposed to grade the high
way from the end of the hard-surface
pavement near Salmon Creek, seven
miles from the ferry landing to La
Center. A macadam surface will be
provided by taking Clarke County's
share of the permanent highway fund.
JUNIOR CLUB IS PROPOSED
Boys of Eugene Encouraged to Join
EUGENE, Or., March 26. (Special.)
A junior Commercial Club, composed
of 150 Eugene boys, to form a training
school for the developing of a future
Eugene "spirit" and to carry along the
work of the Commercial Club in future
years, .was proposed at a banquet of
Isugene business men last night-
The proposal was favorably received
and committees will be named to effect
an organization. It is probable that
the Eugene Atlas Club, an organization
of boys, will be asked to form the ini
tial junior Commercial Club.
It is proposed to give the boys a room
to themselves in the Commercial Club.
Tualatin to Have Newspaper.
TUALATIN. Or, March 26. (Spe
cial.) This town is to have a news
paper which will be known as the
Tualatin News. The paper, tem
porarily at least, will be printed on
the presses of the Sherwood Journal,
under the direction of L. A. Hammers
lev, editor of the Sherwood paper, but
Robert Westfall has been engaged as
local manager-editor of the Tualatin
paper. The first issue will be on Fri
day, April 2.
Shot Fired at Hat Costs 95.
SALEM. Or., March 26. (Special.)
Henry Shavelin, employed in a Salem
livery stable, was fined $5 lor dis
charging a gun within the city limits
today. He shot at a rat in the stable,
and the bullet glancing on the pave
ment struck a horse that was passing
in the street. Although the missile
entered the animal's side near the heart
it is believed it will recover. The rat
was not hurt.
ROBBERY THOUGHT MOTIVE
Detectives Are Engaged to Investi
gate Further in Case of Trave
eler. Found Dead ' While
on Train in Illinois.
CHICAGO, March 26. (Special.) A
Coroner's Jury today decided that
Christian F. Baxmyer, 63 years old, of
Portland. Or., was murdered on a
sleeping-car on a Chicago, Burlington
& Quincy Railroad train March 11,
just after the train left Aurora, I1L
It was at first believed that Bax
myer had committed suicide. The tes
timony given by relatives and by the
train crew, however, induced ueputy
Coroner Herrmann to continue the In
quest from March 12 until today. Bax
myer died from a bullet wound la the
The Pullman conductor on that train
testified that he saw Baxmyer on the
back platform just before the train
left Aurora. Baxmeyer was taking
pictures, he said. The Coroner or
dered the pictures developed, but they
were all scenes along the railroad.
Attorney James Conley, of Portland,
and W. F. Pegeler, of Pittsburg, a
nephew of Mr. Baxmyer, presented let
ters written by Mr. Baxmyer showing
that he was happy and expected to be
in Pittsburg the Sunday following-.
They said they believed Mr. Baxmyer
had about $150 in his pocket at the
time of his death. When the body
was found the pockets were turned
Inside out and only $28 was found. A
letter from Mrs. Cowan, once Bax
myer's housekeeper in Portland, was
read. She said she never knew him to
carry a revolver. Mr. Conley' said he
had already employed a detective
agency to investigate the case further.
The body of Mr. Baxmyer, who was
63 years old, was found In the vesti
bule of a rear sleeping car on a
through Chicago'. Burlington & Quincy
Railroad train which entered Chicago
March 11. The body was discovered
soon after the train left Aurora, 111.
Testimony given by relatives and the
crew of the train at the inquest when
it was opened March 12 induced the
Coroner to continue the inquest until
Mr. Baxmyer's pockets haa Deen
turned out and his watch chain was
dangling; the thumb screw and ring
were missing from the watch.
GLEE CLUB SINGS WELL
PACIFIC UNIVERSITY MEN AT RE
CITAL AT Y. M. C. A. LIKED.
Clever Sketches, Excellent umbers,
Instrumental and Vocal, Are
Inspiration for Encores.
Twelve sturdy young men's voices
filled the big auditorium of the Young
Men's Christian Association last night
when the Pacific University Glee Club
gave its annual recital.
The work of the young men, under
the direction of Norman A. Hoose, of
the Portland Ad Club Quartet, was
The men's voices are clear and strong
and are well trained.
Liberally Interspersed in the vocal
programme were readings. Instrumental
numbers and clever sketches.
The quartet's work was roundly ap
plauded by the delighted audience, and
the -men responded to the demand for
encores. Especially interesting and
beautiful was the instrumental quartet
by Messrs. Troutman, Livingston, Mc
Coy and Morgan.
Mr. Abrahams readings were well
rendered. His voice has a clear carry
ing quality that mads it possible to
hear him from every corner of the
room, although at times he spoke bare
ly above a whisper.
Edward Livingston s cornet solo was
The second part of the programme
was divided from the first by Joe
McCoy and his banjo, who rendered a
number of popular songs and instru
Tne members of the club are: Thayna
LIvesey, Allen Harris, Newton McCoy.
Leslie Webb, Blair Paul, Richard
Abraham, Verio Stanley, Glenn Morgan,
Ernest Troutman, Joe McCoy, Watt
Long and J. C. Ballinger. The accom
panist was C. E. Ostrander. The man
ager was E. Livingston and the assist
ant Max Ricker.
The men in the quartet were: Sec
ond bass, Thayne LIvesey; baritone.
Leslie Webb; second tenor, Verle Stan
ley, and first tenor, Joe McCoy.
SHINGLE MAKERS TO UNITE
Manufacturers Plan to Meet at Se
attle to Discuss Assocation.
TACOMA, Wash.. March 26. (Spe
cial.) Shingle manufacturers are to
meet next Friday in Seattle to take
steps toward the formation of an as
sociation, according to an announce
ment made at the regular meeting of
the Washington branch of the West
Miss Lora Warmington May Queen.
ALBANY. Or.. March 26. (Special.)
Miss Lora Warmington. of Yamhill, Or.,
was chosen taday as Queen of the May
for the annual May day festivities at
Albany College, the Diggest event of
the year for tho co-eds. Miss Warming
ton is a member of the junior class.
Sixteenth Utah Professor Ilcsigns.
SALT LAKE CITY. March 26. Frank
TT. Fowler, assistant professor of an
cient languages at the Slate Univer
sity, tendered his resignation tooay,
which makes a total of 16 resignations
from the faculty in connection with
the recent trouble there.
AN EASY WAY
TO GET RID OF
A Baltimore doctor suggests this
simple, but reliable and Inexpensive,
home treatment for people suffering
with eczema, ringworm, rash and simi
lar Itching, burning skin troubles.
At any reliable druggist's get a jar
of resinol ointment and a cake of
resinol soap. These will not cost a
bit more than seventy-five cents. With
the resinol soap and warm water bathe
the affected Mparts thoroughly, until
they are free from crusts and the skin
Is softened. Dry very gently, spread
on a thin layer of the resinol ointment,
and cover with a light bandage if
necessary to protect the clothing. This
should be done twice a day. Usually
the distressing itching and burning!
stop with the first treatment, and the!
skin soon becomes clear and healthy I
again, ror trial or resinol ointment
and resinol soap, free, write to Dept.
21-R, Riinol, Baltimore, Md-
Good Suits and the . road
ends right at. this store !
Fathers, mothers and their boys come here
because here are shown the largest stocks,
here are found the newest styles and fab
rics, here prices are the most reasonable.
I want every parent who sees this adver
tisement to come to the
store today and see the
disnlav of Norfolk suits,
every suit having an extra pair of trousers.
Quality unequaled at the price
-$6.50 to $15
SPECIAL Boys1 $1 Blouse Waists 59c;
Boys' $1. Caps 59c; Boys' $1.50 to $3 Hats
50c; Boys 75c to $1 Shirts 50c,
Morrison at Fourth
Coast Lumber Manufacturers' Associa
tion here today. . '
John McMaster, pioneer shingle man,
is back of the movement and an asso
ciation similar to that of the lumber
men and allied with It as a branch is
nroposed. Only routine business was
considered by the lumbermen today. Re
ports from mills of the association in
Washington, Oregon and British Co
lumbia were said to show the plants
are running on short time and reduc
ing the output to meet only the limited
Professor's Tour Dates Set.
KOSEBUKG, Or., March 26. (Spe
cial.) Word was received here yester-
day that Professor L. P. Harrington, of
the state department of education, will
make a tour of Douglas County next
week in the interest of Industrial work
in the public schools. Following is his
schedule of visits: Glendale and Riddle.
Monday: Days Creek, Canyonville and
Myrtle Creek. Tuesday; Camas Valley,
Wednesday; Upper Camas Valley and
Olalla, Thursday, and Ten-Mile and
Looking Glass, Friday.
Centralia Guard Is Inspected.
CENTRAL! A, Wash., March 26.
(Special.) The annual Federal Inspec
tion of Company M, Second Regiment
Washington National Guard, was held
In the Centralia Armory tonight. The
company Is in perfect phape. The pro-
grammefor the second smoker to bo
staged by Company M Monday night to
decide the company boxing champion
ship was announced yesterday.
At Gearhart "By-tho-Sea." Hotel always
open. Natatorium heated Easter week.
Reservations 100 V4 Fourth Adv.
Dr. Viola Mao Coc to Be Hostess.
Dr. Viola Mae Coe will entertain at
a reception this afternoon from 2 to 4
o'clock at her residence, 841 Lovejny
street, in honor of the Bureau of Social
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