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TIIE MORNING OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1915.
Yuan's Commissioner, Seeking
$24,000,000 in U. S.,
Threatened With Death.
SALE DOES NOT PROGRESS
1,1 Sum-Ling Says Mission Is to In
still Loyalty to Jtepublic Ques
tioners Say Countrymen, in.
, Canada Are Starving.
BAN FRANCISCO, April 22. Chinese
ratrlotlsm of an unexpected variety has
interfered with plans of LI Sum-Ling,
opeclal commissioner of the Chinese
ministry of finance, and friend of Presi
dent Tuan Shi Kal. -to arouse the pa
triotism" of the Chinese in the United
Threats of death have been conveyed
to him, ho said today, by telephone and
by letter since his appearance at a mass
meeting- and offered baby bonds" of
f 100 in denomination to his countrymen.
When LI Sum-Ling appeared before
members of the Chinese Six Companies
and offered the bonds for sale he faced
Inquisitors -who changed the Intended
nature of the meeting. Chinese lead
ers disagree as to the advisability of
Reports that Yuan Shi Kal had ac
ceded to some of the Japanese de
mands on China and that Chinese in
Canada were starving while the Chinese
Government failed to aid them were
voiced in the Interrupting questions of
the audience. The bond sale did not
Prominent Chinese merchants and of
ficials, including Consul-Generial Hsu
Shan Ching and the Vice-Consul, were
the audience. The bonds were offered
at 90 with Interest at 6 per cent.
"Patriotism," to which LI Sum-Ling
appealed when he took the platform, in
creased in vigor until the Chinese en
voy left the room. There was excite
ment along the streets of Chinatown
until the envoy reached his hotel.
LI Sum-Ling, who is the director,
owner or part owner of several Chi
nese papers, said his mission waa to in
still Into the Chinese a firm loyalty to
the present Republic. The sale of the
'baby bonds," he says, is only In
cidental. The $24,000,000 Issue, he said, was au
thorized by Yuan Shi Kal recently to
pay interest on the old Imperial debts,
llalf of the loan Is subscribed.
LI Sum-Ling purposes to tour the
United States for several months, ap
pearing before American chambers of
commerce and otherwise trying to pro
mote exports to China, particularly of
machinery and Iron. He said Imports of
these goods from other countries had
been curtailed by the war.
CORN CAMPAIGN GR0JVS
Farmers Near Aurora to- Join In
Show to Be Held in Fall.
AURORA. Or., April 22. (Special.)
The recent meeting for farmers and
hopgrowers held here by Professor
Chapln, the Marlon County agricultur
ist, and Professor H. V. Tartar, the
Oregon Agricultural College hop ex
pert, was well attended, and much In
terest was manifested in the movement
to popularize corn growing In the
The Aurora bank has been distribut
ing a quantity of acclimated, seed corn
from successful growers.
It Is proposed to hold a corn show
here next Fall, with various prizes for
the best exhibits. The business men
will take the matter up and announce
ment will be made soon of the premi
SENSATION JS EXPECTED
Detective's Salt Against Clackamas
County Soon to Be Tried.
OREGON CITT. Or, April 22 (Spe
cial.) That evidence at the trial of the
$2000 suit brought by L. L. Levings, a
Portland detective, against Clackamas
County, which is set for next Monday
before Judge Eakin, at Hillsboro, will
be of a sensational nature Is the gen
eral opinion here.
The case grew out of the County
Court's refusal to pay to Mr. Levings
the consideration called for in a con
tract, according to the terms of which
he was to furnish evidence relative. to
the Hill murder case. The court re
fused to pay the bill on the grounds
that the detective failed to obtain the
evidence he was expected to obtain.
Mr. Leyings brought suit through his
attorney, John Logan, of Portland.
MEDICINE MAKER RESIGNS
Methodist Book Concern Relieved ol
"Emtmrrassment" by Dr. Patten.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 22. The
resignation of Dr. John A. Patten, of
Chattanooga, Tenn., proprietary medi
cine manufacturer, as chairman of the
book committee of the Methodist Book
Concern, reputed to bar the largest pub
lisher of religious works in the world,
was accepted today by the committee,
assembled in convention here.
The resignation was tendered be
cause Dr. Patten did not wish longer
to "embarrass" the committee by his
connection with it. His business and
business methods have been the subject
of much discussion by medical journals
and magazines of National circulation.
Rev. W. E. Conner, of Pittsburg, was
elected as Patten's successor.
SALE TO TEACH STUDENTS
Pullman Classes to Learn Stock Val
ues at Muke-Bclieve Auction.
NORTH TAKIMA. Wash., April 22.
(Special.) A unique departure in edu
cation will be made on May 8. when a
firm of livestock auctioneers from this
city will conduct a make-believe stock
ale at Pullman.
The buyers will be college students,
and their competition will be to see
which can come nearest to bidding for
the stock offered the sums at which the
snimals previously have been appraised
ecretly. The purpose of the demon
stration Is to teach the values of live
stock In actual buying and selling.
UNIVERSITY HEAD ON TRIP
President Campbell Goes East to
Employ Instructors for Oregon.
, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. Eugene,
Dr., April 22. (Special.) P. I Camp
bell, president of the university, left
tonight for his annual Kastern 'tour
of three weeks.
Mr. Campbell will engage additional
instructors for the coining year. He
will visit New York or Washington
Boston, Chicago and Wisconsin.
New instructors will be hired for the
departments of architecture, commerce,
education and economics. The dean of
the new law school will be appointed
some time later.
The permanent establishment of the
law shool in Eugene means a. larger
registration in all departments at the
university; consequently, a more elab
orate instructing staff will be neces
sitated and for this purpose the presi
dent is in the field early for flrst
Strict economy of appropriated money
was the theme running through the
last meeting of the board of regents
and President Campbell will have every
salary fixed before he employs any
RAILROADS ARE WARNED
H1GBKR RATES DECLARED TO BE
MENACE TO DEVELOPMENT.
Trian Fruit and Vegetable Shippers
Represented in Protest A grain it
CHICAGO. April 22. Fruits and
vegetables raised in Texas now pay
their full proportion of transportation
charges, according to growers and deal,
era from that section, and the pro
posed advance in freight rates on these
commodities, in the opinion of the same
persons, would retard the development
of the agricultural regions there and
diminish the volume of freight for the
carriers. These contentions were ad
vanced today by several witnesses. In
cluding William M. Daniels, interstate
commerce commissioner, in the hearing
of the Western rate case.
James A. O'Brien, of Brownsville,
Texas, manager of the Rio Grande Rail
way, an electric line in the Rio Grande
Valley, repeatedly declared that the in
stallation of the advanced freight rates
on, cabbages, onions and other farm
products would retard the development
of the farm lands in the Rio Grande
Valley. His last words before leaving
the witness-stand were:
"I have no complaint with the rail
road service, except that the railroads
are making a mistake in raising the
rates from the Rio Grande Valley.
Those people need encouragement. They
went out there and settled on small
farms, led by the expectation that they
could improve their condition. They
are mostly poor, with their all Invested
in their farms. They have furnished
and are furnishing a magnificent ton
nage to the railroads and their needs
should be considered."
WOOL CARGO HASTENED
THREE RAILROADS TO SPEED SUP
PLY TO EASTERN MILLS.
Australian Product Reaching; San Fran
cisco Already on Way Overland to
23 OA ton and Philadelphia.
SAN FRANCISCO: April 2. (Special.)
Three transcontinental railroads were
put under rush orders today to trans
port under the quickest possible freight
schedule to the Bast the entire ship
cargo of ' the steamer Wairuna, which
arrived at San Francisco froni Austra
lia laden with 14.700 bales of wool.
The wool will be taken to mills at
Boston and Philadelphia, which have
been short for some time owing to em
bargoes declared by England. The wool
has been shipped under the direction
and control of the Textile Alliance of
New York, an association of manufac
turers pledged to see that the wool is
used in neutral factories and not per
mitted to be used for re-exportation to
the allies' enemies.
This is the first time In years that a
ship has come here bringing so large
a shipment of wool, as this commod
ity usually is carried in smaller quan
tities in mixed cargoes.
The wool was loaded on freight trains
of the Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and
Western Pacific and Immediately start
ed on its way.
EAGLES TO DRILL FOR WAR
Seattle Members to Organize Citi
zen Reserve for Defense.,
SEATTLE. Wash., April 22. (Spe
cial.) Following out President Wil
son's expressed desire for a well-trained
citizen reserve for the military estab
lishment of the country, Seattle mem
bers of the Fraternal Order of Eagles,
3500 In number, before Fall will be tak
ing military instruction as complete
and thorough as that given the ordin
ary militia organization.
The Seattle aerie is the parent organ
ization and It is believed that a major
ity of the other 260,000 members, who
may be less than 35 years old, will take
similar action. The men less than 35
years old are estimated to represent 80
per cent of the membership.
The grand aerie of the order is back
of the proposal to anticipate the pro
visions of -the Morin bill, which pro
vides that in any city where 500 mem
bers of fraternal organizations volun
teer for defensive military service, the
Federal Government will provide an of
ficer to drill them.
LIQUOR HOLDER WORRIED
Custodian of Ooppexfield Booze
Doesn't Know How to Get Pay.
BAKER, Or., April 22 (Special.)
W. H. Ellis, custodian of some $1000
worth of Copperfield booze, is at' a loss
to find some one to pay the storage
charges on the liquor. The state through
Governor Withycombe acknowledges
no Indebtedness for his storing the wet
goods seized in the Copperfield raid over
a year ago. and so far the owner of the
property, William Wiegand, has made
no offer to reimburse him. Mr. Ellis
says that he himself has no use for the
"I believe that eventually Mr. Wie
gand will pay me the money due," said
Mr. Ellis today, "but if he doesn't I
can't say just how I will get it. The
goods surely should be worth more
than the storage charges."
Pasco Busy In Cleanup Crusade.
PASCO. Wash.. April 22. (Special.)
The city authorities are busy Tn a
cleanup crusade in an effort to have
one of the cleanest cities in the North
west this Summer. All alleys and va
cant lots are being cleaned up and
ruins of fires removed. The work is
under the direction of the Chief of Po
lice and the City Health Officer.
Man's Back Broken by Fall.
PASCO. Wash., April 22. (Special.)
Steve Leon, a Russian section fore
man, walked out of the third-story
window of the Mosse Hotel here last
night and broke his back In a fall to
the ground about 25 feet. The man
was taken to the hospital at Walla
Walla and there operated on. At last
reports he apparently was recovering.
CITY OF EXPOSITION
'Nine Years After' Celebration,
With Its Relics, Recalls
Days of Terror.
OREGON DELEGATION GUEST
"Key Trolley" Trip to Berkeley In
eludes Visit to Greek Theater,
Tramp Through. College Cam
pus, Stop at LeContc Oak.
BY ANN'S SHANNON MONROE.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 22. (Spe
cial.) The "nine years after" celebra
tion of San Francisco, commemorating
her recovery from the great disaster
of 1906, lasting two days, had so many
special phases and features that no one
person possibly could take them all in,
particularly as the Press Club cele
brated all night long with a pageant
and "high jinks."
The great parade of Saturday was a
wonderful demonstration, the exhibi
tion of relics and ruins from the great
fire bringing many people to tears -as
they recalled the vividness, terror and
courage of those desperate days. Spe
cial ceremonies, speeches, music and
fireworks brought an unusual number
of visitors to the grounds.
The Oregon delegation celebrated by
accepting the invitation of the "Key
Trolley" people to be their guests on a
steamers-trolley-automobile trip to
Berkeley and Oakland. All officialdom
of the exposition was invited and about
330 representatives from every state
and nation assembled on the boat for
the all-day fete. Mr. and Mrs. O. M.
Clark, Miss Withycombe and Mrs.
Thomas G. Hailey being among those
who represented Oregon.
Day la Eventful One.
A delightful water trip to Berkeley,
a visit to the Greek Theater where the
Hawaiian band from the exposition fur
nished music, showing the wonderful
acoustic properties of this most beauti
ful little gem of a theater, a tramp
through the college campus and a visit
to the famous Le Conte oak and many
other splendid old oaks not so famously
named then a ride through the streets
of Oakland where the new Technical
School and the City Hall were admired
particularly, and a most wonderful
luncheon served at the Hotel Oakland,
a handsome structure exquisitely fur
nished with brilliant speeches breath
ing that fine cordiality and hospitality
that seems to bloom in California with
the luxuriance of their golden poppies,
filled a day to overflowing with de
lightful events and memories.
The luncheon was tendered to the
guests by the Oakland Commercial Club
and Chamber of Commerce, which re
cently have merged. The rooms are
most beautiful In a dull oak finish, with
blue furnishings. While admiring the
special features and pictures it was a
pleasure to come across a handsome
large photograph conspicuously hung
of Portland's Sacajawea monument and
one of the order of Royal Oaks taken
while on a visit to Portland, and show
ing a good view of Morrison street.
Oakland, already noted for her hospi
tality, certainly added a feather to her
cap in the day's entertaining. In ad
dition to the elegant luncheon served,
beautiful boxes of "Pig 'n Whistle"
candies were presented to every woman
present, thus establishing a precedent
of which the women highly approve.
Many Oregronlans on Visit.
Andrew Kerr arrived Sunday night at
the Inside Inn from Portland for sev
eral days at the big fair. Represen
tative Sinnott and Senator Lane also are
seeing the exposition and passing con
siderable time at the Oregon building.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Roger Blake, of
Portland, lunched at the Oregon
building, and expressed the ut
most enthusiasm over the typi
cal representation of Oregon re
sources. Rev. William Wallace Young
son, with his wife. who is a
native Oregonian, passed much time in
the building and was pleased with
everything, but particularly so with
the art room, where Oregon's culture
blossoms forth. Dr. Youngson is pas
tor of the Rose City Park Methodist
Church. C. R. Cranston, of Pendleton,
representing Umatilla County, arrived
today to take the place of Mr. Meacham,
of Baker City, In the Eastern Oregon
section of the Oregon building. Mr.
Meacham left for San Diego and after
wards he will return home. F. R. Mel
lis, of Baker, and Professor H. M.
Parkes,' of the Oregon Bureau of Mines,
are here to install the exhibit in the
mines building. Mr. Mellis will remain
Oreicon Displays Met Everywhere.
In every building one eventually runs
on id an ureson product or display. In
the food products I noticed a handsome
painting In relief of the Albers mills,
with the notation, "Portland, Oregon;
one of the largest mills in the world."
In the horticultural building' I asked
the guide what was the most curious
thing in plant life he had to offer, and
he aald since the orchids had censed
blooming the large variety the "fly
trap, an uregon plant, attracted the
most attention. He showed It to me, a
curious iong-siemmed at fair down in
side which a sort of honev trickle
tempting the flies, but providing no
" anus Tne long tubes are filled
The wi$e man
puts $3.00 into
a Gordon Hat
and $2.00 in -the
SOI.K AGENTS FOB GORDON HATS.
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286 Washington. St.
Macleay Bldg Rear 4th
EVEN CROSS, SICK
SYRUP OF FIGS
If Feverish, Bilious, Constipated,
Give Fruit Laxative at
Don't scold your fretful, peevish
child. See if tongue Is coated; this in a
sure sign its little stomach, liver and
bowels are clogged with sour waste.
When listless, pale, feverish, full of
cold, breath bad, throat sore, doesn't
eat. sleep or act naturally, has atom-ache-ache,
indigestion, diarrhoea, give
a teaspoonful of "California Syrup of
Figs," and in a few hours all the 'foul
waste, the sour bile and fermenting
food passes out of the bowels and you
have a well and playful child a .i
Children love this harmless "fruit
laxative," and mothers can rest easy
after giving it, because It never fails
to make their little "lnsides" clean
- Keep It handy. Mother! A little
given today saves a sick child tomor
row, but get the genuine. Ask your
druggist for a 60-cent bottle of "Cali
fornia Syrup of Figs," which has
directions for babies, children of all
ages and for grown-ups plainly on the
bottle. Remember there are counter
feits sold here, so surely look and see
that yours Is made by the "California
Fig Syrup Company." Hand back
with contempt any other fig syrup.
with flies and gnats. Someone near
said she had heard there were no files
in Portland, and seriously wanted to
know if this was the reason, that
everyone kept these "fly traps" about.
The battleship Oregon Is no longer
sole gray monarch of San Francisco
Bay. The Jason lies near Dy, snaring
honors and attention.
FRATERNAL BODIES RULE
MORJS THAN SCORE HOLD MON
STER PAGEANT AT FAIR,
Pleas For Peace Mark Ceremonies and
Work of Lodgemen Toward This
End Is Told by Speakers.
EXPOSITION GROUNDS, San Fran
cisco, April 22. (Special.) A host of
fraternal organizations descended . on
the exposition today in celebration of
fraternal day and produced one of the
most remarkable demonstrations and
pageants held since the opening of the
exposition. Eloquent pleas for peace
among all nations, and the great part
fraternal organizations are taking to
ward this end were the themes of the
An immensely large parade, in which
more than a scor of fraternal organi
zations were represented by uniformed
drill teams, floats and gaily decorated
automobiles, opened the programme. In
front of the stately and Impressive
tower of jewels, high praise was paid
the exposition builders and the fra
ternal organizations by the speakers,
who were Charles W. Dempster, chair
man National Fraternal day committee;
John H. Lentz, American Insurance
Union; W. L. Hathaway, Commissioner
of the World's Insurance Congress; Mrs.
Frances E. Burns, great commander.
Ladies of Modern Maccabees; M. G.
O'Mally, member Supreme Board of Di
rectors of the Fraternal Brotherhood:
William Koch, Grand Foreman of the
Brotherhood of American Yeomen.
President C. C. Moore welcomed the
fraternal people to the exposition.
In a brief address Mr. Hathaway told
of the purpose of the World's Insurance
Congress to be held in San Francisco
next October, saying that peace would
be the main theme and that such ad
vocates of world peace as William Jen
nings Bryan, Andrew Carnegie and
others would expound their views.
FARMER'S COURSE READY
College Arranges Six-Day Meeting
in Tillamook County.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE,
Corvallis, April 22 (Special.) The ex
tension department of the Oregon Agri
cultural College has completed arrange-
We're strong on these stylish plaids in
our Young Men's Department. Come up
and see the clever models we are showing".
$15, $18, $20, $22.50, $25.
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"If you have to buy any
thing, buy it now; thus you
will become seller as well
From the President's Indianapolis Speech.
Railroads responded and the steel industry
You respond and you will start the wheels of com
merce, trade and industry and you will benefit along:
with the rest.
Tkln Is the lime of all limn
for the V. ti. A. im make vaat
atrldea. I.et'a all art huar.
ments for a six days' farmers' and
homemakers' short course to be held In
Tillamook County during the week be
ginning April 26.
The first three days of the course
will be given In Tillamook, and the last
three days In Nehalem. Monday will
be "Dairy and Livestock Day"; Tuesday
will be devoted to fruit and poultry, and
Wednesday will be given oyer to dis
cussions of soils and crops.
Lee Carmandy Made Fire Chief.
ST. JOHNS, Or.. April 22. (Special.)
Lee Cormandy was confirmed as chief
of the St. Johns volunteer fire depart
ment at the meeting of the Council
Wednesday night. Complaint was made
to the Council of excessive speed main.
tained by river steamers along the
waterfront. Much damage Is caused
by the swells. Mayor Muck agreed to
take the matter up with the proper authorities.
VICTOR SCHMIDT SUICIDE
Effect of Sunstroke Three Years Ago
I cads to Hanging.
OREGON CITY, April 22. (Special.)
Affected by a sunstroke of three
years ago, Victor Schmidt, aged 29
years, hanged himself in his father's
barn near Sprlngwater yesterday.
Dr. H. V. Adix. of -tacada. testified
at the Coroner's Inquert lhat Srhmldt
was suffering from the effect of the
sunstroke. He was subject to frequent
spells of derpoiMlcnry, the physician
The body waa found by A. I. Schmidt,
the father. Victor chmlit waa unmar
ried. He is survived by his parent,
one brother and two sisters, all at
Mine at Wallace Starts Uj.
WALLACE. Idaho. April 22 (Spe
cial.) The Frisco mine, owned by tbe
Federal Mining & Smelting Company,
started operations today. It will em
ploy nearly 200 men and will be ruo
at capacity for the next three months
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Trouble takes a fresh grip on the household and
worry brings more wrinkles to mother's brow.
The problem of getting the youngsters off to
school is simple and easy if the mother knows -
the whole wheat cereal that is ready-cooked
and ready-to-serve. One or more Biscuits, heated
in the oven to restore crispness and served
with hot milk, make a delicious, nourishing
meal to play on, to study on, to grow on, and
builds robust, sturdy boys
Two Shredded Wheat Biscuits, heated in the or en
to restore crispness, serred with hot milk or cream
make a complete, nourishing, satisfying meal at a
total cost of five or six cents. Also delicious with
fruits. TRISCUIT is the Shredded Wheat Wafer,
eaten as a toast with butter or soft cheese, or as a
substitute for white flour bread or crackers.
Made only by
The Shredded Wheat Company,
Niagara Falls, N. Y.