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THE MORNING- OREG ONI AN,' TUESDAY. MAT 1920
LIOH CAUSES SCARE
IN NEW YORK HOTEL
sioner of public -welfare, has not yet
been filled. Dr. E. E. Laughbaugh
has been in charge of the department
ever since Mr. White's illness and
may be appointed his successor.
Mr. White was one of the most pop.
ular officers in the statehoase. and
was a close political adviser of Gov
ernor Davis, having served as secretary-
for the state's chief executive
prior to and following his inaugura
tion. Governor Davis paid a high tribute
to the memory of Mr. White. "This
state." he said, "has lost an extreme
ly valuable servant through the deatb
of J. K. White. He had an equipment
of mentality and character which
fitted him for the big work he under
took here." -
WANTED An experienced laundress
to wash big family laundry, including
blankets and bedding. Wages 2c hour.
Pet of Leavenworth, Wash.,
Man Excites Waiter.
President ad Iterim for
. Mexico Named.
ANIMAL HIDDEN IN BOX
VILLA GETS ULTIMATUM
TO EO TO ERIN
lunge for Raw Beef Carried by
-' Hotel Employe Is Too Much;
Patron Asked to Leave. .
NEW YORK, May 24. A 900-pound
full-grown, buehy-haired lion Sunday
caused much excitement and some la
bor unrest in the Hotel Belleclaire,
where he is sharing a first-floor suite
with his owner. Thomas R. Zann, a
retired lumber merchant of Leaven
worth, Wash., arrived at the hotel
yesterday afternoon with the lion in
a large canvass-covered wooden case,
which was hoisted through a window.
The management thought the case
contained a piano. Mr. Zann called up
the clerk on the telephone yesterday
morning and asked that 15 pounds
of raw beef, the best in the house,"
be sent to his room. The astonished
clerk notified Albert Flather, the
manager, who asked Mr. Zann to
repeat tho order. When it was done
Flather inquired: Fifteen pounds of
beef? AVhat do you want it for?"
"What do I want it for? To eat,"
came the reply.
Lion Lfap for Raw Beef.
The beef was obtained by a waiter
and when he entered Mr. Zaan's room
Jim was on a window seat, but the
sight of raw beef was too much. Jim
made one lunge and in a few seconds
was sole owner of the beef. His
knees knocking together, the waiter
ran to Flather and told him, "The
thing that came in the piano box was
a ferocious lion.
The manager informed the patron
that he and 'his pet must leave at
once. Then he went to the- police
station and asked that men be sent to
put the lion back in his cage. Patrol
men entered the room lafr with
drawn revolvers and found Mr. Zann
stroking his pet's head. At the in
sistence or Mr. Flather, Zann put Jim
back in the cage and the door was
locked with a huge padlock.
Mr. Zann says he has had Jim since
the lion was a cub. . Manager Flather
took the key to the padlock.
Zoo Bear Uoes Wandering:.
The police scarcely had finished
their mission when word was received
that Black Prince, a 650-pound black
bear, had escaped Saturday night aij
was being hunted by a squad of armed
police in the Bronx.
The bear climbed the bars of his
cage in the zoo and later was seen
making his way along the Boston
post road. Keepers and police be
gan following his tracks. The search
lasted for more than 12 hours, when
the animal was killed by Chief For
ester Merkle just as it was about to
climb a tree on Gun Hill road. Black
Prince had been a pet but became
vicious and was kept in a cage by
himself. Jean Lefwich, a negro keep
er, saw the bear climbing the pickets
surrounding nis cage ana sounded an
alarm, but when the night keepers
arrived Black Prince was gone.
BROKERS PAY S5B.000.eOO
WCEXSE FEES AXD SPECIAL
TAXES SWELL REVEME,
BRITAIN PLAXS FOR GREATER
SHOW OF FOROE.
Following Let-Up in Military Ar
rest Comes Announcement of
Change in Policy.
(Copyright by the New York World. Pub
lished by Arrangement.)
LONDON, May 24. (Special Cable.)
It is generally conceded that the
Brisish cabinet is taking: a step in the
right direction in that, as announced
in the ministerial press, it has decid
ed to abandon the policy "of indis
criminate arrest in Ireland; raiding of
private houses and imprisonment
without trial solely at police or mili
tary discretion without evidence ca
pable of be ins produced in court.
It Is, of course, taken as a confes-
lon that the policy has failed, but,.
worse than that, by the destruction
f the national constitutional party
has thrown the country into the
hands of the extremists, with their
ival policy of retaliatory violence.
The inference is inevitable that the
work of these extremists, not the
wakened sense of justice orr the part
f Dublin Castle, has produced the
hange now foreshadowed..
Following the unbroken precedent in
Great Britain's perennial oscillations
betwech coercion and conciliation, the
atter move, to save the face of Dub-
in Castle, is to be accompanied by an
ncreased show of military force and
II except the favored Orange section
will be subjected to military .law in
ffect, although not in name. Whether
his will placate the extremists re
mains to be seen, especially as a
eemingly drumhead court marial is
the form of trial to be allotted any
one suspended under Chief Secretary
Hamar Greenwoods reformed admin
ORDINANCE IS PRESENTED
SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL.
Two-Cent Tax on Shares Traded
in on Stock Exchange Nets
Several Thousand Daily.
NEW YORK, May 24.The govern
ment derives more than $50,000,000
annually in revenue from brokers
licenses and stock transactions in
New York, says William H. Edwards,
collector of internal revenue for this
district. Six thousand stock brokers,
he said, pay a license tax of $50 and
in addition a special tax of $100 or
9150 according to the salable value of
their seats on local exchanges.
Of the 4000 commission brokers,
tnose wno are members of an ex
change where produce or other wares
are traded in pay a yearly tax of $50.
a two-cent tax on shares traded n
on the Stock Exchange nets the gov
ernment several thousand dollars
daily. Unlisted corporations having- a
home office in the United States are
subject to the original issue tax of
cents a share on all stocks valued at
$100 or fraction thereof.
The monthly sale of documentary
tamps averages $3,000,000. more than
half of which is in stamps of $1000
denomination, or approximately 1500
$1000 etamn sales for stock transac
tions, Mr. Ed wards eaid. To supply
the demand a reserve supply of
ctamps valued at $10,000,000 always is
maintained in the custom house
PORT BOARD RACE CLOSE
C. McC, Johnson Ieads Waller
Riddle for Coos Commission.
MAKSHFIELD, Or., May 24. (Spe
cial.) rive hundred votes were cas
at Reedsport last Friday and the
count was not completed until tJn
day forenoon. The city voted on the
proposal of issuing an extra J50.000
tvorth of waterworks bonds and the
measure passed by a vote of 339 to
w. F. Feck. W. H. Jewett and
Joseph Butler were norainatod for
the port commission and the fourth
commissioner will be either C. Me.
Johnson or Walter Kiddle. Johnson
being in the led two votes.
7-CENT FARE IS SOUGHT
Sentiment of Officials Divided and
Success of Measure in Pres
ent Form Is Doubted.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 24. (Spe
cial.) A 7-cent fare on the munic
ipal street railway is provided In
the ordinance which was presented to
the city council as an emergency
measure this afternoon by Councilman
Passage of the ordinance would re
quire seven favorable votes. The
measure would be effective as soon
as it Is signed by the mayor. In the
ordinary course of events ordinances
are not effective for 30 days. .
Indications at the city hall are that
the bill cannot pass in its present
Councilmen Carroll and Tindall are
expected to lend the. movement for a
cent rate. Oliver T. Krickson is
strongly opposed to an increase of
any sort. R. B. Hesketh and A. T.
Drake are out of the city on leaves of
Councilman Thomson is the only
councilman to date who has definitely
announced his intention to fight for
the 7-cent fare, although it is be
lieved likeiy that he will be supported
by President Haas and William Hick
The plan urged by 'Mayor Caldwell
would place the fare at 6 cents.
De Facto Government Demands
-. .That Bandit Decide on War
or Peace by May 2 5:
MEXICO CITY, May 24. Adolfo de
la Huerta of Sonora, was named pres
ident ad interim of Mexico by the ex
traordinary session of congress to
night. He received 224 votes against
28 for Pablo Gonzales.
General Antonio Villareal was the
only other candidate.
The extraordinary session fixed for
3 o'clock this afternoon did not be
gin work until 6 o'clock because of
the lack of a quorum. After one hour
and a half of balloting. Governor de
la Huerta received the necessary two
The new incumbent hold3 office
under the "Agua Prieta plan" and has
already postponed the presidential
elections from July 4 to September 5,
under authority of the "Agua Prieta
plan," which makes him supreme
chief of the liberal constitutional
army. He exercised the same au
thority in calling the extraordinary
session of congress.
ABOARD SPECIAL, TRAIN OF
G E N K R A L, CALLES, LA FDOR,
COAHUILA. May 22. (Via Kl Paso,
May 24. By the Associated Press.)
The de facto authorities of Mexico
have served an ultimatum on Fran
cisco Villa, giving him until May 25
to decide whether he is to be at
peace or at war with the new gov
ernment, General P. Ellas Calles an
nounced late today.
In making announcement. General
Calles gave the Associated Press his
complete correspondence with Vill
Calles is minister of war under the
de facto government.
In his ultimatum to Villa, tele
graphed today, Calles said:
"I shall wait until May 25 to re
ceive your final decision so as to be
able to give the necessary orders."
WASHINGTON, May 24. A mes
sage from General Obregon, one of
thechiefs of the new revolutionary
regime, and which contemplated the
most harmonious relations with the
United States, was brought to the
White House totlay by L. N. Morones,
Mexican labor leader.
Mr. Morones was accompanied to
the White House by Samuel Gompers,
president of the American Federation
Villa's chances of making more
trouble were minimized by the gov
ernment's representatives who de
clared it would be difficult for him
to recruit a force of more than a few
One menace to the international re
lations was eliminated by the re
ported release of George Miller, Brit
ish manager of the Alyarado Mining
and Milling company, held prisoner by
Villa, and by the announcement that
the oil companies had complied with
demands of the de facto authorities
regarding payment of the export
The oil companies had delayed pay
ments until they could obtain reas
surances as to whom the taxes should
be paid, finally paying them in Mex
MEXICO CITY. May 24. (By the
Associated Press.) President Venu-
stiano Carranza committed suicide
rather than be taken prisoner, :
cording to a telegram given out this
afternoon at the headquarters of Gen
eral Gonzales. It purports to have
been sent from Cerro Azul, state of
Puebla. the morninc of Thursday, May
0, by Colonel Rodolfo Herrero, who
previous reports have stated was re
sponsible for Senor Carranza's death.
KAY FOR SPEAKER URGED
Movement Launched With Primary
Results Ilardly Announced.
SALEM, Or.. May 24. (Special.)
Results of Friday s primary election
in Marion county had hardly been an
nounced when a movement was
launched here to elect Thomas B. Kay,
successful candidate for a seat in the
lower branch of the legislature.
speaker of the house. Mr. Kay ran
far ahead of the other candidates for
the legislature hee, having received
4737 votes against 3818 for J. C. Perry,
his nearest competitor. Mr. Kay has
served four terms in the Oregon legls-
ature, two terms of which were in
None of the Republican nominees
for the legislature will have any op
position in the general election.
Long Flight JTears End.
TOKIO, May 24. Lieutenant Fer
rari, Italian aviator, one of the group
on the Rome-Tokio flight, arrived
last night at a town in northeastern
Korea, on a flight from Pekin in 6
hours and 40 minutes.
It is estimated that about one-half
the globe is composed of iron.
SHERIDAN CAMP ASSURED
Grounds to Be Fitted TTp at Once
for Auto Tourists.
SHERIDAX, Or., May 24. (Special.)
The local city council has appropri
ated money for the use of the civic
improvement club in establishing an
auto camp ground in the city park.
The camp grounds will be furnished
with electric lights, camp stoves and
free wood and water. 'Thousands of
tourists pass througrh Sheridan each
year on the road to the coast, and
heretofore have been forced to camp
wherever tents could be pitched, with,
out accommodations of any sort.
MEMBER OF CABINET DIES
Xo Successor Yet Selected to Late
John Kirby "White.
BOISE. Idaho. May 24. (Special.)
The vacancy left in the cabinet of
Governor D. W. Davis by the recent
dealt, of John Kirby White, coiumis-
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HUNDREDS of home are
damaged or destroyed by
fire in the United States
Will yours be next? Are your
dear ones in danger right now ?
One of the commonest causes
of home fires is the use of
matches, candles, and other
open lights, in closets, attics
- Don't do it or let anyone else
do it. Use a Franco Flashlight.
Franco Flashlights are home
necessities. They light up the
dark places safely. Guaranteed
to give more light and last longer.
Always dependable. Wireless,
equipped with Franco Batteries.
Do not corrode or short circuit.
Strong, steady white light when
and where you want it.
It sounds like a joke in these times when you can't get a
maid for love nor money. Think of paying only 2c an
hour! Can you imagine it! But that is exactly what
the Apex costs.
"Sold by deal
ers ' displaying
(Information concerning fires taken
from Fire Prevention Manual issued by
The Piat'l Board of Fire Underwriter.)
MANY SHRIHERS COMING
F. T. GRIFFITH FIXDS ENTHU
SIASM IX SOUTH.
BERRY FESTIVAL TO OPEN
Roseburg Carnival Ready to Start
With Parade Tomorrow.
ROSEBURG, Or., May 24 (Special.)
The tenth annual strawberry carni
val will begrin unofficially tomorrow
evening by the opening or tne street
attractions and concessions. Six car
loads of side-show features arrived
here today. The carnival officially
will begin Thursday morning-, which
is Elks day. Members of the local
lodge of Elks are preparing the big
gest parade and auto pageant ever
seen in southern Oregon.
The committee is sending invita
tions to other lodges in the state.
Anto Sight-Seeing Headquarters to
Be Established This Week
could fill my house several
times with Shriners who are coming
to Portland the week of June 20, if
I had the room," said Franklin T.
Griffith, president of the Portland
Railway Light & Power company,
who arrived home yesterday from
California where he was elected
fourth vice-president of the National
Electric Light association.
"From conversations I had it ap
pears to me Portland will have a
big crowd to entertain during Shrine
week," continued Mr. Griffith. "They
all want to come and it looks like
the majority of those who want to
come are coming. It is the talk of
the Bouth. The show which Portland
is going to put on with her electrical
parade and the other features
planned by the Shrine will prove one
of the greatest of advertisements for
The Shrine auto sight-seeing head
quarters will b established this
week at Sixth and Yamhill streets,
where the Red-i-made Building com
pany yesterday erected a building for
tnem free of charge.
We are anxious to be settled as
soon as possible and get everything
unaer way for the big events planned
aunng rnrine week ana the way
things are looking we will be able to
show the visitors the time of their
lives. It is not now a Shrine show
so much as a Portland and Oregon
show and as we have boasted so ex
tensively of our scenery, it is up to
us to prove good our boasts. We will
be near a gasoline station where air
and water also can be had and every
possible comfort will be afforded our
guests, who will make the trip over
the highways and the west and east
side auto routes we have laid out."
Electric Washer and Wringer
Read why 850 Portland people have bought the Apex.
Your clothes washed delicately .with marvelous speed. It's the
wonderful water action that does the work. No moving parts in
the tub to lift out. The gleaming copper tub requires no clean
ing is perfectly smooth inside, everlasting.
No .Trouble Keeping Competent Help
When You Have an Apex
State Engineer Inspects Roads.
SALEM. Or.. May 24. (Special.)
Herbert Nunn. state highway engi
neer, returned here today from east
ern Oregon, where be made an in
spection of the road improvements
now under way and contemplated in
that part of the state. Mr. Nunn
9 Just a tip
9 Buy Now!
Phone 'us about an interesting economic comparisdn
that of your current laundry expense and the small
cost of the APEX.
"Buy Electrical Goods at an
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of the highways at present on the
state map for which contracts have
been awarded will be improved be
fore the end of the present season.
In the battle of Murfreesboro in the
American civil war the losses on both
reports that the work is progressing ! sides were nearly identical, something
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National Bank Held Up.
PITTSBURG. Pa., May 24. The
First National bank at Finleyville,
Pa., near here, was held up and
robbed of $115,000 In cash and bonds.
The voice of the
Cheney is like'
the song of
birds clear, se
The natural and
ity of the Cheney
tone is due to
the use of ex
The Cheney em
ploys the old
well-known principles of pipe organ
and violin construction. Prof. Cheney,
the artist-musician, has overcome
the scratch and grind which has
been so objectionable in the ordinary
Come in See and Hear the Cheney
149 Sixth Street Portland
Don't Let It Linger.
A cough that follows la grippe or
any other cough that "hangs on" from
winter to spring wears down the suf
ferer, leaving him or her in a weak
ened 6tate unable to ward off sick
ness and disease. Joseph Gillard, 148
Fillmore street, Nashville, Tenn
writes: 'I was suffering with a dry,
hacking cough and a pain in my chest,
but since taking Foley's Honey and
Tar I have been relieved." It soothes,
heals and cures coughs, colds and
croup. Good for whooping cough.
I Sold every where. Adv.
The Big Brother
THE scope of civic prog
ress and prosperity
cannot be' measured by the
size and success of a few
endeavors and enterprises,
but by the extent of general
Backing; up, unifying; and di
recting the ambitions and ener
gies of both individuals and in
stitutions into one compact
force, striving; for betterment
of the interests of all, must be
one body whose momentum will,
drive true and strong."
V Fulfilling that need in this city is the Portland Chamber of
Commerce, helping to promote those investments and indus
tries we already have and to procure those which should be here.'
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