The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 12, 1910, Page 5, Image 5

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Both Want Lords Question
Settled, but Both Desire
Credit of Peace.
Leaders Hands Forced Both by
King and Nation's Desire for
Rest, but Followers of Each
Party May Itevolt.
(Special cable to Chicago Tribune. Copy
right. 1U10. by Tribune Company.)
LONDOS, June 11. The party lead
ers are like two billiard champions at
the turning point of a game with bis
stakes. They are playing for safety.
Each wants to gain the credit of seeking-
peace and to escape the discredit
of plunging the nation into a war.
The concession, while partly Insin
cere, has at its back two factors. The
first is the general weariness of the
country and a loathing of the rever
sion to the rancors, of the' big light,
and the second is a genuine desire not
to plunge the new King into the gi
gantic difficulty of choosing between
the two parties on an issue so mo
mentous. In reality, both sides dread the ne
gotiations and would avoid them if
possible. But the pressure from the
King and the pacific mood of the na
tion forced both their hands. While some
independent journalists suggested
peace, the majority of the Tory papers
cried for war, and Balfour played golf
and said nothing.
Liberals Dread to Yield.
The Liberal leaders, in the meantime,
hesitated before awakening again the
suspicion of their courage and unity
In the fight against the Lords, which
nearly wrecked them at the beginning
of the year. It was Lloyd-George's
enthusiasm, tenacity and faith in his
own power of carrying everything that
won the day.
But Lloyd-George is alone optimis
tic It is difficult to see what com
prises either Bide can offer or accept
without raising revolt among their
own followers. The Labor party and
the Irish stand ready.
The Labor party and the Irish,
watchful and suspicious behind Asquith,
and the backwoodsmen in the House of
Ixrds and the extreme protectionists
In the House of Commons menace Bal
four, but Lloyd-George evidently hopes
that even abortive negotiations are
better than none; they will relieve the
Liberals of the responsibility of mak
ing war without exhausting every ex
pedient to produce peace. Lloyd
George also evidently believes that the
King would be much better disposed
to the Liberals when they came to make
their demand for guarantees if they had
Bhown a disposition to avoid a crisis.
Redmond's Stand Xot Known.
The views of the Irish leaders are
not known, as they are still absent in
Ireland, but the indications' are that
they are watchful and disturbed. Red
mond, during his recent visit to Lon
don for the Roosevelt lunch, again de
clared his readiness to continue the
hearty support of the government so
long as the ministers stood staunchly
by Asqulth's declaration of his policy
In regard to the Lords.
Redmond, however, is equally em
phatic In declaring his freedom of ac
tion, if not hostility, if the govern
ment showed another inclination to
climb down. Redmond will probably
form no opinion until he reviews the
situation on his arrival 1n England.
In .the meantime. Redmond has
achieved a notable victory in Dublin,
Inducing several candidates to with
draw from the Harbor division of Dub
lin rendered vacant by the death of
Harrington and getting William Abra
ham unanimously chosen by the con
vention, which means also his unop
posed election.
Blow Struck at O'Brien.
William Abraham is an Irish Pro
testant and a Nationalist" who, after
a quarter of a century, was turned out
of Parliament by William O'Brien in the
last election. Abraham's selection by
Dublin meant a reply to O'Brlenlsm
and O'Brien's cruel calumny that the
alliance of the Irish party with the
Hibernian order meant religious in
tolerance. It is impossible now to forecast the
date of the general election, or, in
deed, anything else. Events are chang
ing hour to hour with kaleidoscopic
rapidity and completeness, but I have
a firm faith that things will ultimately
take shape favorable to Ireland and the
Liberal-Irish alliance.
The members of the Tory party have
begun to admit what they have been
thinking secretly for some time, that
their chance of defeating the Liberals
to any serious extent in another and
early appeal to the country was very
But has compromise taken any shape
as yet which holds out the promise of
the struggle being closed between the
two parties? Certainly not. And yet
t!.ere are signs of distress on the part
of the Tories which show that they are
in a much more reasonable frame of
mind than they were before the King's
It may be that they recognlxe that
the new King has not the same power
and nrestigei as his rather ana mat,
therefore, if the Liberals were forced
into a fight with him, it would not be
so much to their disadvantage as a
fight with his extraordinarily popular
father. Whatever the cause, their mood
is certainly very much chastened. They
have abandoned the present constitu
tion of the House of Lords even more
than they had done during the recent
sittings of Parliament. It Is at last
acknowledged that the Liberals have a
just ground of complaint in the fact
that they are in a permanent minority
of 40 in a House of 600 members, and
some contrivances are suggested by
which this grievance, so tardily ad
mitted, may be removed.
Cripps Suggests Compromise.
There is only one suggestion made
up to the present which holds out any
semblance even of an accommodation
on this point. It is made by tfir Alfred
Cripps. who belongs to a curious sec
tion of the lawyers of England. Every
session of Parliament all bills for the
construction of railways, street-car
lines, canals or other work of the kind
have to be brought before committees
of both houses of Parliament. As mil
lions of money sometimes depend on
these fights between rival corporations.
the lawyers who represent them are
more highly paid than any other section
of the legal profession. Sir Alfred
t'rlpps for many years was the leading
figure in the Parliamentary bar. as It
Is called, and made a gigantic income.
Tt is, however, one of the disabilities
of this branch of the legal calling that
ha Parliamentary lawyer has to aban
don Parliamentary practice as soon as
he becomes a member of Parliament.
The late Sir William Harcourt gave up
75,000 a year of income as a Parlia
mentary barrister when he began the
Parliamentary career that was to be so
illustrious. Similarly. Sir Alfred Cripps
had to abandon an even large income
when he was elected to the House of
He is, it will be seen. then, a man of
note, and his words carry some weight.
His suggestion is that the deadlock caused
by the inequality of parties in the House
of Lords should be relieved by confer
ences between the two bouses in which
presumably the Tories and liberals in
the House of Lords' should be represent
ed, not as in the house itself by more
than 12 to L but by something approach
ing equality. Such a conference might
come to an agreement and Liberal legis
lation might have some chance, which it
hasn t now.
But the objection to this proposal is
that it comes after all only from a pri
vate and unofficial spokesman, and no
body yet knows how far it represents the
views of the men who really count, like
Lansdowne and Balfcur. For all any
body knows, these gentlemen may still
De in the same irreconcilable spirit as be
fore the close of the Parliament sittings.
Revolution Not Welcome.
What, however, rather weakens the po
sition of the Liberals is that everybody
rather shirks from either of two plans:
First, from maklrg the House of Lords
quite impotent, for Englishmen are too
conservative to like one-chamber govern
ment, and. secondly, the even stronger
objection to the creation of 600 brand new
peers. The .English are not revolutionary
in spirit, and therefore they will be in
clined to gratp at any compromise which
win save them from revolutionary action.
And, of course, the Liberals, too, appre
ciate the unpopularity of another general
election at this particular moment.
However, all this is mere speculation.
We shall now get Into the region of
actuality, as Parliament is reassembling
and politicians again have to face the
realities of the situation. It will be im
possible, I believe, for the Liberals to
make any serious abandonment of their
determination to get rid, in some way or
another of the present paralyzing power
of the House of Lords.
If the ministers attemnted to do so.
they would be abandoned by their own
followers. The Labor members and Irish
would be in open revolt, and any revolt
in the ranks of the coalition probably
would be the end of the government. It
Is quite possible that the government will
not De sorry to postpone the election till
January, but a September election still
must be counted among the possibilities.
Land Affected Is Either Grass-Cov
ered or Alienated So That It Is
Hard to Administer.
ington, June 11. The President has
signed a proclamation eliminating
203.65 acres from the Wallowa Na
tional forest, Oregon. The elimination
Is the result of a careful examination
made by the United States Department
of Agriculture during the past Sum
mer, which disclosed the fact that the
areas now eliminated were either open
grass land with very little timber or
timbered areas so largely alienated
mat rurtner administration by the
Forest Service was considered imprac
ticable. T. he lands released are not
needed for watershed protection, and
are not considered to be chiefly valu
able for National forest purposes.
the principal eliminations occur in
townships 1 and 2 south, range 47 east;
townships 1 and 2 north, ranges 45. 46,
47 and 48 east; township 3 north, range
z east; township 4 north, ranges 42
and 43 east; townships 5 and 6 north,
range 46 east, and township 6 north.
range 47 east. In addition, a strip of
land from one-half mile to three miles
wide is eliminated along the southern
boundary of the forest, in ranges 42
to 47 east. Section 6 and the west half
of section 5, township 4 north, range
42 east, is transferred from the Wal
lowa to the Wenaha forest, the area
having been isolated from the Wallow
by the large eliminations.
The unappropriated portions of the
areas eliminated by this proclamation
win De restored to settlement and en
try alter having been advertised in th
local papers by the Secretary of th
House Committee Finda Hitchcock's
Charges Groundless.
WASHINGTON. June 11. A complete
vinuicacion or commissioner Fred Den
nett. or tne General Land Office, of the
cnarge of reckless expenditures.
brought against him by Representative
Hitchcock, of Nebraska, Democrat, will
be the report of the majority of the
House committee on department ex
If there is a minority report it nrac-
tically will be based on the allegation
or iavoritism and unauthorized ex
penditures for "Jack" Ballinger's trip
across the continent from Washington
to Seattle, where he left the Govern
ment service to go Into private bust
"Jack" Ballinger is a nephew of Sec
retary Ballinger, and Mr. Hitchcock
said the young man Intended to resign
when he left here and that the allow
ances of his traveling expenses and per
diem pay, under a designation of "spe
cial temporary inspector" of offlceB,
was a "final rakeoff and an outrage
on the Treasury."
The majority report will say that R.
A. Ballinger was not then in public
office, and nobody had any idea that
he would be Secretary of the Interior.
Masked Men Hold T-p Mine Foreman
and Make Getaway.
WINNEMUCCA. Nev, June 11. Two
masked men entered a tunnel of the Na
tlonal Mining Company at National, north
of this place, late last night, and at the
point of revolvers compelled the night
shift boss to give up & sack of high
grade ore valued at about 93000.
As there is no peace officer at the mln
lug camp, the Sheriff has been notified
and has gone to the scene of the' robbery.
Bleaehed-Flour Case Drags.
KANSAS CITY. June 11. It was ex
pected by all concerned in the bleached
flour case, being tried in the United
States Circuit Court here, that the Gov
ernment would have rested its side of
the case by the end of this week. How
ever, with several more witnesses to
take the stand for the Government,
and all the testimony for the defense
yet to be offered, the chances favof
several days more of trial. Compara
tively little progress was made in to
day's session, as Saturday is a short
day in court.
District Forester Tells About
Efforts Made to Keep
Down Fire Loss.
Last Year Damage Is Estimated at
$74,409 Government Selling
Much Timber in Oregon Re
serves Pine Is Studied.
'We axe making -every preparation to
keep up the record of the past two years
in keeping down the fire loss in the Na
tional Forests," said the District For?
ester. C. S. Chapman, yesterday.
r-acn. mile ,oi trail or telephone line
built means that the work of our force ia
Just that much more effective. We shall
have but a small Increase over last year
In the number of men for the work this
Summer, but they will be able to give
better satisfaction than ever before "in the
history of the service.
Last year the loss through fire of
merchantable timber was $74,409 and the
year before $101,009. The value of timber
In the National Forests of Washington
and Oregon Is not less than J650,000.000,
so the record is unusually good. Our
force during the Summer in Washington
and Oregon is approximately 450 men.
Nearly all these men are State Fire
Wardens in addition to being employed
by the Government. They of course have
other duties to perform, but from June 1
to September 30 the chief duty of every
National Forest officer is to keep down
Carelessness Causes. Fire.
In fire protection, the great danger is
that we grow careless. A couple of good
years is apt to make people careless Just
as a year of great loss makes them cau
tious. The great object sought is to make
everyone realize that we have to guard
continually against the possibility of dis
astrous conflagrations.
Our records show that most Vires are
the result of some man's carelessness.
And there is no question that it is care
lessness. No good citizen of Washington
or Oregon wants to help destroy the
greatest resource of the Pacific North
west. It Is not the vicious and willful
firebug that we have to fear, but the
careless citizen, who doesn't realize what
may be the results of his carelessness. 1
'So many people during the past few
years, through the agency of the Forest
Service, the Western Forest & Conserva
tion Association, the Washington Forest
Fire Association, and the Conservation
Associations of Oregon and Washington,
have become interested in fire protection,
that I feel confident for the future. With
better laws and more help from .the
states (for they are interested if anyone
is), and with all those who thoroughly
realize the importance of the movement
taking it up with their associates in a
true, missionary spirit, I believe we are
going to have a lean crop of fires in the
Northwest from now on."
Much Timber Is Sold.
On the Crater Forest in Southern Ore
gon a sale of about 5,000,000 feet of yellow
pine and white fir is being advertised at
a flat rate, of $2.75 a thousand. On the
Fremont Forest, also tn Oregon, the Pais
ley Lumber Company was the successful
bidder on 4.218,000 feet of Western yellow
pine at $2.70 a thousand and 782,000 feet
of white fir at $1 per thousand.
The Hoover Lumber Company has just
purcnased 1.112.000 feet of Douglas fir,
cedar and hemlock at $2.50 per thousand.
on the Santiam River in the Oregon For
est. Another sale in the Oregon Forest
of about 4,000,000 feet of mainly Douglas
fir and cedar has Just been advertised at
a flat rate of $2 per thousand.
A number of fiales are being made to
small operators throughout the district.
who are coming more and more to depend
on tne National Forests for their source
of -supply. The main advantages in the
purchase of Government timber are small
payments and no fire risk.
Timber to Be Estimated.
The Forest Service plans to do system
atic work this Summer estimating the
timber in the National lorests. Three
large parties will be put in the field, two
in Washington, in the Olympic and Sno-
qualmie forests, and one in Oregon on the
Umpqua and Cascade forests. These par
ties will be made up mainly of students
from the forest schools in Oregon and
Washington. The work besides giving a
large numDer summer employment, will
atford them valuable woods experience.
The parties will be under the direction
of men who have had both technical and
practical training, and- an experienced
lumberman and cruiser will assist. The
working season in the Northwest is so
short that it will take a number of vears
to finish the work which 'Will be begun
tnis year.
Yellow Pine to Be Studied.
The Forest Service also plans to conduct
a study of the Western yellow pine, the
most Important tree of E&stern Oregon
and Washington. Two parties of three
men each, in charge of a man trained in
the work, will spend the Summer in East-
ern Oregon getting figures in regard to
the growth and yield of this species
They will work at various places where
lumbering operations are going on and the
object will be to get data which will show
how fast the tree- grows and what yield
may be expected In a given time. These
data, together with the observations made
in the field as to the habits of the tree.
will help to determine the beet way to
manage It.
Two Institutions Merge With Capital
of $20,000,000.
CHICAGO. June 11. By a merger of
the Continental and Commercial Na
tional banks of Chicago, agreed on to
day by a vote of directors of the two
banks, this city will have the second
largest banking institution in the coun
The capital stock of the two banks,
Independently considered, totals $17
000,000. The stock of the merged
bands, however, will be $20,000,000
Their combined deposits are $164,433,
935; their combined surplus and profits,
$8. 968, 993.
George M. Reynolds, president of the
Continental, senior in point of service.
to President Roberts, of the Commer
clal. as well as the head of the richer
bank, will be president of the new
Death Sentence Affirmed.
LONDON. June 11. Official advices
from Cairo state that the courts there to
day confirmed the sentence of death im
posed on the student Wardani, who shot
and killed Boutres Pacha Ghali. the
Egyptian Premier and Minister of For-'
eign Affairs.-
Official Figures Place This City in
Third Place of Pacific Coast
Cities Los Angeles First.
CHICAGO, June 11. (Special.) "Four of
the Pacific Coast cities make an espe
cially fine showing in building gains for
May," according to official figures pub-:
lished in the Construction News. They
are Los Angeles, 80 per cent: Tacoma. 6S
With Terrible Eruptions Grew
Worse in Spiteof Doctors Would
Scratch and Tear Flesh Unless
Hands were Tied Mother Says
"My little son, when about a year
and a half old, began to have sores
come out on nis
face. I had a phy
sician treat him,
but the sores grew
worse. Then they
began to come on
his arms, then on
other parts of his
body, and then one
came on his chest,
worse than the
others. Then I
called another physician. Still he grew
worse., At the end of about a year and
a half of suffering he grew so bad that
I had to tie his hands in cloths at night
to keep him from scratching the sores
and tearing the flesh. He got to be
a mere skeleton, and .was hardly able
to walk.
" My aunt advised me to try Cuticura
Soap and Cuticura Ointment. So great
was her faith in them that she gave me
a small piece of the Soap to try and
a little of the Ointment. I took them
home without any faith, but to please
her I tried it and it seemed to dry up
the sores a little. I sent to a drug store
and got a cake of Cuticura Soap and
a box of the Ointment and followed
directions. At the end of two months
the sores were all well. He has never
had any sores of any kind since. He
is now strong and healthy, and I can
Bincerelv say that only for the most
wonderful Cuticura Remedies my pre
cious child would have died from those
terrible sores. I used only one cake of
Cuticura Soap and about three boxes
of Ointment.
"I am a nurse and my profession
brings me into man' different families
and it is always a pleasure for me to tell
my storv and recommend Cuticura Rem
edies. Mrs. Egbert Sheldon, R. F. D. 1.
Litchfield, Conn., Oct. 23, 1909.V
Complete External mod Internal Treatment for
K-rery Humor ot Infants. Cblidren and Adult eon
nu ol Cuticura Soao (ZSe. to Cleanaa the Skin.
Cntteura Ointment (50.) to Heal Ue Skin and Cutl
eura RaeolTent (SOc ). (or in tba form pi Ctaocolata
Coated pills. 2Se. per vial ot SO) to Purify Ua Blood.
Sold throuanout tfce world. Potter Dn: Cnem.
Corn 9ole Prone . 135Co!utnbus Are.. Boun. Mug.
ar Vlauad Free. Cuticura Book ea &kta Dtwaaaa,
GIRLS' and
Comprising our entire stock of
goods or left-overs, only
choicest exclusive styles
all to go at
will pay you to call this week
per cent: Portland, 58 per cent; San
Francisco, 28 per cent
Seattle shows a decrease of 16 per cent:
Spokane, '2, and San Ilego. 57.
Permits Were taken out in S3 cities in
the month Just closed for 30,161 buildings,
involving a total cost of J6S.986.T21, as
against 19.277 buildings, aggregating in
cost t82.126.092. for the same time a year
ago, an Increase of 844 buildings, and a
decrease of $14,139,971, or 17 per cent.
There were increases in 29 cities and
decreases in 24. Decrease in eost was not
general, but specific.
It is significant that the decreases are
in the big cities, while increases are in
places of moderate proportions. It is be
lieved, however, that there is good reason
for the decrease in most instances, this
time, because the granting of one big
permit is sufficient to change the aspect
of the situation very materially.
Happy Camp Hit by Fire.
TREKA, Cal., June 11. Happy Camp, a
small town In the western part of Siski
m 5 -
East Morrison and E. 7th Sts.
We have five fine stores for rent in the above new fireproof
building, just completed, at the corner of East Morrison and
Seventh streets; reasonable rates; long leases given. Modern
, glass fronts and thoroughly up to date in every detail of con
struction. Good Location for Any Line of Retail Business
For full particulars, apply to
you County, was partly destroyed yester
day by a fire originating in the Chinese,
quarter, which was swept away entirely.
Ten business buildings on the south side
of Main street also were consumed, the
Cudahy Hotel being among the few struc
tures saved. No estimate of the loss has
been made. From the town the fire
spread to the adjoining forest, where It
is being fought by forest rangers.
Men Drowned Prove to Be New
Hands at Work.
ASTORIA. Or., June 11. (Special.)
The two men who were drowned on
the Columbia River bar, near the end
of the jetty, on Thursday, were Kb lie
Tara, captain, and Theodore Strom
back, boat-puller. They were both
latlves of Karlstad Finland, unmar
ried and recently arrived in this coun
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try. They were inexperienced in fish
ing, except that one of them had acted
as boat-puller for a few weeks.
Two weeks ago they purchased a
boat and net from the Columbia River
Packers' Association and started fish
ing, their lack of knowledge of fishing
in the Columbia being the direct causi
of their drowning. There is very little
hope of finding their bodies.
Duke of Newcastle Gives Bride Away
and Alexandra Sends Gift.
LONDON, June 11. Adeline Genee.
the dancer, and Frank S. N. Isitt, of
London, were married In All-Saints
Church, Margaret street, today.
' The Duke of Newcastle gave the
bride away. The Queen-Mo' her, Alex
andra, sent the bride a diamond brooch.
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