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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN. PORTLAND, SEPTEMBER 13. 1914.
DILL IS AGREED ON
Mouth of Columbia Gets $1,
000,000 Cash; Contract for
"PORK" IMPERILS MEASURE
Opponents Will Continue Fight on
Ground TJnworthy Projects Have
Not Been Eliminated' Bur
ton Issues Statement.
OREGON! AN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Sept. 12. The modified river
and harbor bill, as agreed on today by
the Senate commerce committee, car
ries a cash appropriation of $1,000,000
for the mouth of the Columbia River
and a continuing contract authoriza
tion of Jl.500,000 additional. This is
a reduction of J2.600.000 in the con
tinuing contract provision. All the
ether Northwestern items remain as
they were in the bill when It was first
reported to the Senate June 18.
If the bill can be passed in its pres
ent torm. there will be ample funds
for work on the north jetty until the
end of the fiscal year, and it is ex
pected that the river and harbor bill
to be presented next session will in
crease the continuing contract author
ization to the full amount necessary
to complete the project.
CommittM Retains "Pork."
There is still serious question about
the passage of the modified bill, how
ever, since practically all the cuts made
were in continuing contract authoriza
tions. Such authorizations are not in
the nature of appropriations, for the
amounts so authorized in the pending
bill will not be appropriated until the
sundry civil bill Is framed and passed
Of cash appropriations carried by the
pending bill, only $300,000 lias been
eliminated from the original river and
harbor bill, and that Is the extent of
the actual economy effected by the
change, though apparently there has
been a saving of 19.000,0o0.
Moreover, the committee in redraft
ing the bill retailed every pork-barrel
Item to which objection has been
raised, and in some instances these
Items were not even reduced.
Burton to Continue Fight.
Senator Burton, therefore, will con
tinue his fight on the bill, and those
who have stool with him thus far will
continue their fight as long as possi
ble. Opponents of the measure assert
they will be able to defeat the mod
ified bill and that they will do so unit-the
graft items are taken out en
tirely. This the commerce committee
has flatly declined to do.
"The reductions made," said Senator
Burton in a formal statement today,
do not diminish by more than a few
hundreds of thousands the ultimate
expense of pending river and harbor
improvement. What the opponents of
the bill object to is such vicious Items
as the Cumberland River above Nash
ville, the ultimate expense of which
would be f4.500.00O. A proposed system
of locks in the Tennessee, indefinite
in the final expenditure, still remain
in the bill. Again, the Sacramento and
Feather rivers, a reclamation propject
which does not belong in a river and
harbor bill, is not changed. On this
subject the bill contemplates the ex
penditure of o, 860,000. As an illustra
tion of the action of the committee, a
project in Boston harbor Intended to
make it easy and safe for deep-draft
boats to enter, and an authorization
of $1,000,000 for Philadelphia are
omitted, while the Brazos, the Trinity,
the Red and the Ouachita rivers, though
provision is reduced, still remain. A
large number of inconsequential creeks
and streams on the Atlantic Coast and
elsewhere still occupy a prominent
place. Under these circumstances the
opponents of the bill feel compelled
to continue their opposition, with a
view to obtaining the elimination of
glaringly objectionable Items."
DOLLAR STRONG FOR JETTY
Shipowner Telegraphs and Writes to
Down Report He Is Opponent,
Robert Dollar, president of the Rob
ert Dollar Steamship Company, who was
reported by Senator Burton, of Ohio,
to have said jetty work at the mouth
of the Columbia River was secondary
to dredging, has telegraphed to Sena
tor Burton correcting the impression
and asking the Ohio solon to lend his
support to the rivers and harbors bill
section, providing for Columbia River
jetty improvements on a continuing
contract basis. The telegram was sent
from San Francisco, and Mr. Dollar em
phatically advised Senator Burton he
was a strong supporter of Jetties as an
"absolute necessity." Mr. Dollar has
written A. B. Hammond, of the Ham
mond Lumber Company. San Francisco,
to the same effect. Copies of the com
munications have been sent to Q. B.
McLeod. of Portland, and others will be
sent to all shipowners and allied inter
ests concerned in the Columbia Im
provements. The communications fol
low: SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10. 1914.
Hon. T. W. Burton, United states Senate.
TCa&hington. -D. c.:
Copy of your letter to Wlllard has been
sent me. Cannot understand how I have
been wrongly reported to you. Am strongly
In favor of Jetties at all bar harbors. Dredg
ing is an auxiliary and an assistance but
Jetties are absolutely necessary, considering
great Importance of Columbia River 1 be
apeak for it your hearty support. Thanking
you in advance and with kind regards.
September 1U 1914.
Mr. G. B. McLeod, lit'u Yeon Building,
Dear Sir: I enclose letter received from
Captain Dollar this morning, also copy of
telegram that he has sent to Senator Burton.
I have written all the other shipowners
Interested, and will have telegrams sent for
ward on the same lines, and send you copies
tomorrow or next day.
A. B. HAMMOND.
San Francisco. Sept. 10. 1914.
Mr A. B. Hammond. Hammond Lumber
Co -Mil) California St.. City.
Dear Sir: I am Just In receipt of your
letter of September 9th In which you en
close copy of letter from Senator Burton. In
which he said I had aaid that dredging was
the important part of the Improvements at
the mouth of the Columbia River, and not
I have always been of the opinion that all
bar harbors should first have Jetties, and
dredging afterwards. In fact, without Jet
ties, dredging Is only a temporary relief.
l' cannot understand how Senator Burton
could have gotten the Idea that I was not
tn favor of Jetties. He is a gentleman for
whom I have the highest regard, and his
integrity is beyond question. Therefore I
must come to the conclusion he has been
However. I trust the inclosed telegram
which I sent him today will straighten the
Furthermore, In anything that I can do o
'assist in the deepening of the ColembU
Rtvsr bar, consider me at your rervlce.
Yours very truly,
Cnlverslty Students Plan Dance.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Sept.
12. (Special.) President Penney of
the 1917 class has begun preparations
for the first formal dance of the sea
son by announcing his committees. Mr.
Penney is registered from Colville,
Wash. Among other northern students
on the committees is Dorothy Epping
of Hood River, Or.
FREIGHT TAX IS TO WAIT
House Democrats Demand Wilson's
.WASHINGTON, Sept. 12. House
Democrats want President Wilson to
approve openly the proposed 3 per cent
tax on freight bills before a war reve
nue bill carrying that provision is in
troduced. That the force of his ap
proval is necessary was agreed on to
day by Administration leaders.
Chairman Underwood, of the House
committee preparing the measure, de
cided today to hold up the bill until the
President's return from New Hamp
shire next week, after he and other
Democrats had conferred with Secre
tary McAdoo and Postmaster-General
The Postmaster-General, it was said,
assured Mr. Underwood the President
would openly indorse the plan when he
returned to Washington.
Insistence of Democratic leaders on
an official expression from the White
House was based, it was said, on a de
sire not to assume all responsibility
for the freight tax in face of lively op
position from many Democrats in Con
gress, which gained so much strength
today that a petition for party cay-
PROMINENT PASTOR TO LEC
TURE AT Y. M. C. A.
Revs Klwin I.. House, Formerly
Pastor of the First Consrresra
Rev. Elwin L. House, formerly
pastor of the First Congrega
tional Church, will lecture at
3:15 o'clock today in the audito
rium at the Y. M. C. A., on "The
Power of the Mind." Mr. House
resigned his pastorate several
years ago to go on the lecture
platform. Since that time he has
lectured in some of the largest
churches In the West. He has
just arrived in Portland from
cuses was circulated. Some Southern
and Western members still insist that
the subject is one for a caucus, even if
the bill is introduced bearing the Pres
Those who oppose the freight tax in
sist the party should -tax luxuries and
not directly or indirectly affect the
price of necessities, particularly food
products. They will urge increase of
50 cents a barrel on beer, 10 cents a
gallon on spiritous liquors. 20 cents a
gallon on wines and an undecided tax
on cigarettes. In addition it is pro
posed to renew the effort to raise the
income tax one-half of 1 per cent with
out altering the exemption .figures.
The previous proposal, which was
disapproved by President Wilson, would
have reduced the figure ror taxable in
comes from $3000 to $2000. An auto
mobile tax also will be urged and an
inheritance tax of 5 per cent. From
these sources, it is estimated, an an
nual increase in revenue of $105,000,000
will be forthcoming.
8 STEFANSSON MEN DIE
ONLY EIGHT BELIEVED TO HAVE
REACHED Vt'RANGELL ISLAND.
Report of Deaths Is Said to Come
From Revenue Cntter Bear Now
on Rescue Trip.
SEATTLE. Wash., Sept. 13. The
Post-Intelligencer publishes a report
today that eight members of the Ste
fansson Polar expedition perished In
the Arctic after the wreck of the
steamer Karluk and that only eight
survivors reached Wrangell Island.
A number of vessels ire now endeav
oring to rescue survivors of the wreck
and It has been believed there are 22
men on Wrangell Island. The report
published today, it is said, was sent to
Nome, Alaska, by wireless from the
United States revenue cutter Bear, one
of the boats engaged in attempting
the rescue of the men on Wrangell Is
land. JOURNAL CUPOLA AFIRE
Blaze 200 Feet From Street Fought
From Extension Ladders.
Fire was discovered at 2:15 this
morning in the dome of the Journal
building at Broadway and Taylor
street. The blaze evidently had been
burning some time before it was dis
covered. The fire department responded to a
call and ladders were shot up to the
cupalo, nearly 200 feet above the
street. Firemen wer- sent up the lad
der with hose, and others climbed
from the elevator shaft through the
dome. The blaze was extinguished, and
the damage, it was said, is slight.
Civil Service Examination Set.
The United States Civil Service Com
mission announces that a forest and
field clerk examination will be held in
Seattle. October 17, 1914. Persons 18
years old or over who desire to enter
the examination should apply to the
local secretary of the Board of Civil
Service Examiners, atthe Postofflce In
this city, or to the secretary of the
Eleventh Civil Service District, 20J
Postofflce building, Seattle. Wash., for
an application blank (form 1371), a
copy of the announcement (No. 184),
and "Information for applicants."
Austrians Reported in Panic.
ROME (via Paris). Sept. 12. News
from the Austrian frontier says that
the Austrian army In Galicia is demor
alised and that the efforts of the of
ficers to restore confidence are in vain.
It Is added that the Austrian soldiers
are in a panic and are fleeing for
First Chief Says Peace and
Harmony Prevail Through
VERA CRUZ NOT CLOSED
Affairs in Capital Declared to Have
Been Mere Brawl Between Po-
g - -
Ucemen aitkl Soldiers Ma
rauders Cnder Control.
WASHINGTON, Sept 12. Rafael Zu
baranz of the Mexican constitutionalist
agency here announced tonight the re
ceipt of the following message on con
ditions in Mexico from Venustiano
Carranza, first chief of the constitu
"The alarming reports that you have
brought to my attention as circulating
In the United States as Mexican news
have no foundation in fact. For in
stance, the report that several police
men were Bhct in Mexico City is abso
lutely untrue. What actually occurred
was a street brawl between the police
and a number of Constitutionalist
troops, who were carousing. The af
fair was handled without difficulty and
no further consequence has ever at
No Federal Officers Shot.
"Not a single federal officer has
been shot On the contrary, the greater
majority of them are now enjoying
the fullest liberty consonant with ex
"The decree revoking the order pro
mulgated by the Governor of the fed
eral district and its military command,
ant In regard to the occupation of
private property and the formalities
requisite for arrest does not mean that
we intend to wrest from the people
their personal property rights. The
action was taken simply as a tem
porary measure to prevent cliques of
troublemakers and revolution brewers
from using the immunities for their
own personal ends and the detriment
of the government.
"It is not true that the port of Vera
Cruz has been closed.
"Peace and the best of harmony now
prevail throughout the zone controlled
by the constitutionalists, which virtu
ally covers the entire republic Little
friction has attended the mustering out
of the federal army. The last step in
this plan occurred recently in the Isth
mus of Tehauntepec and the States of
Tobasco, Chiapas and Campeche, with
the result that now the entire federal
army has been peacefully disperses.
Marauders Almost Exterminated.
"The exaggerated reports relative to
the Zapatista activities are unfounded.
Small marauding bands acting merely
on their own initiative in the States of
Puebla and Mexico have been routed
and all but exterminated.
"The constitutionalists are working
amicably together and with the single
purpose of establishing permanent
peace and a stable government. All
reports as to divisions In our ranks are
"General Villa Is working in perfect
harmony and genuine subordination. By
reason of his laudable and patriotic at
titude and in view of his high merit
I have Just promoted him to the rank
of division general.
"A large constitutionalist force was
dispatched to the Isthmus of Tehaun
tepec. I have recalled 8000 of the
troops because conditions were so
peaceful and friendly there as not to
necessitate their presence. The State
of Oaxaca, after recognizing the sov
ereignty of the new government has
organized a volunteer army that is
co-operating with the national troops
to maintain order and to disperse the
small bands of insurrectos hovering in
that district under the leadership of
Government Has Army of 130,000.
"The stability of the new govern
ment is fully guaranteed by the sup
port of an army of 120.000 men, splen
didly equipped and animated with an
unselfish spirit of patriotism."
A trade boom in Monterey, Mexico,
was reported at the State Department
today by the Consul-General as due to
the re-opening ot the railroads. Ex
portation are being rapidly moved
from the district and large consign
ments of American goods are arriving
Consular reports from Tamplco pre
sent the contrary conditions, however.
Previous warnings to Americans look
ing for employment not to go to Tam
plco have been repeated. Many are un
employed and destitute in this district,
EMPLOYES T0FIGHT CUT
City Workers Will Oppose Proposed
The proposed ordinance to cut the
vacation periods of city employes and
to force them either to work on certain
of the country-wide legal holidays or
lose their pay for that day, promises to
be the cause of a lively fuss before the
City Commission at its regular meet
ing Wednesday. The measure has been
presented by Commissioner Brewster,
and is being bitterly opposed by em
ployes all through the city service. y
The measure provides that city em
ployes shall be paid their full day's
salary for Memorial day, the Fourth of
July, Labor day. Thanksgiving and
Christmas, but not for other holidays
unless they work. The provisioin will
govern men on a salary basis as well
as those working by the day.
The measure provides also that the
regular annual vacation periods shall
be two weeks, counting Sundays and
holidays. At present the vacations are
14 working days. By taking advantage
of Sundays and holidays employes under
present conditions receive no fewer
than 15 days, and often as many as 18
Injury Blamed on Railroads.
Struck by a shower of sticks from a
passing freight car filled with slab
wood while waiting for a passenger
train at Goodin station, Clackamas
County, and injured, is the allegation
set up by Peter B. Bartell in his suit
for $2500 damages against the South
ern Pacific Company. It is charged that
the passing freight was maintaining a
speed, of 25 miles an hour as it passed,
and the motion of the car threw off
pieces of wood that bruised and hurt
Ingersoll Is Lecture Topic.
"Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll. His Life
and Philosophy," is the subject of an
address which will be delivered tonight
at Scandinavian Hall, Fourth and Yam
hill streets, by Charles T. Spradlng, of
Los Angeles, secretary of the National
Rationalist Association. The address
will be the last of a series delivered in
Portland by Mr. Spradlng. and will be
free. Women and children are espe
cially requested to come.
You'll Make the Best Shot You Ever Did, a Long,
straight drive, when you step into our
store and put up to us the question of
giving you the best clothes -value you
ever had for the money.
We've got it; it's here now; we'll show
you smart style, perfect tailoring, the
choicest fabrics both foreign and do
mestic; the new tartan weaves and
chalkline and pencil stripes. They're
all here in
Hart Schaffner & Marx
fine clothes; special models for young men; special
patterns and colorings.
Young men should use the new Model 54; you see
the back of it in the illustration above. For older
men Model 18.
Come and see these clothes; see what $25 gets you in
clothes-value. And others at $18 and $20 and up to $40.
Sam'l Rosenblatt & Co.
The Men's Shop for
Quality and Service.
MILLIONS IN NEED
Whole Villages Blotted Out by
Floods in China.
SUFFERING IS APPALLING
People Who Have Lost Their All,
Helpless While Water Stands
Over Fields Too Long to Make
Second Planting Possible.
WVSHINGTON, Sept. 12. Twelve
months' famine, which only outside aid
can avert, faces the Kangr-Tung and
Kang-Sl Provinces of China, which
were devastated by flood In July, with
a loss of 3000 lives and more 'than 100,
000 homes. Consul-General Cheshire re
ported today from Canton that more
than 8.000,000 people suffered losses
and, many millions would need food un
til the next harvest.
"In many places whole vlllacei have
been blotted out, inhabitants and all,"
says the report. "The loss of life may
never be known, but the suffering
caused is appalling. The West River
still, at t! end of July, -s exceedingly
h'sh the fields and lands are under
several feet of water. Banks require
rebuilding-, icuses re-erect, .g. fields to
be pumped dry for planting. Taxes
are remitted ai other government aid
is given, but even thus, the people
have lost all and stand helpless.
"At first we hoped the water might
recede more rapidly and the fields be
available for the second planting. This
now appears not to be possible. In
such event the people face a 10 or -months'
"This is only the beginn.ig. vhat
the near future has in si, re only God
knows. Help is needed now. Delaj
cannot be long If theae people are to
WARDEN DYNAMITES DAM
Refusal to Provide Fish Ladder, Of
ficials' Reason for Action.
EUGENE. Or.. Sept. 12. Spec.)
E. C. Hills, deputy game warden, today
.,.. ... ,AnDr Ham across the
dynamnea mo -- . ,,,
Willamette River at the end of the mill
race which UPP "
torles wun waioi - -
Uon of the dam was destroyed and the
oower supply nas noi u
po ".,,on said the owner of
the mill race, the Chambers Power
Company, ignoring a notice given a
year ago, has refused to provide a fish
ladder to allow the passage of fish
into the river, r. u -runway
for fish was built as required
Alien Booksellers Reported.
SALEM. Or.. Sept. 12. (Special.)
Corporation Commissioner Watson has
aked District Attorney Evans, of
Multnomah County, to take action
against foreign companies dealing in
text books, who are doing business in
Oregon without compliance with the
corporation laws. Mr. Watson said 12
Due to Acidity
SO SAYS EMINENT SPECIALIST.
So-called stomach troubles, such as
indigestion, wind and stomach-ache,
are in probably nine cases out of ten
fimply evidence that fermentation is
taking place in the food contents of
the stomach, causing the formation of
gas and acids. Wind distends the
stomach and causes that full oppres
sive feeling sometimes known as heart
burn which the acid irritates and in
flames the delicate lining of the stom
ach The trouble lies entirely In the
fermenting food. Such fermentation is
unnatural, and acid formation is not
only unnatural, but may involve moat
serious consequences if not corrected.
To stop or prevent fermentation of the.
food contents of the stomach and to
neutralize the acid and render it bland
and harmless, a teaspoontul of bisu'
ated magnesia, probably the best an J
most effective corrector of acid stom
ach known, should be taken In a quar
ter of a glass of hot or cold water im
mediately after eating, or whenever
wind or acidity is felt. This stops tht
fermentation and neutralizes the acid
itv in a few moments. Fermentation,
wind and acidity are dangerous anti
unnecessary. Stop or prevent them by
tha use of a proper anti-acid, such as
bisurated magnesia which can be ob
tained from any druggist and thus
enable the stomach to do its work
properly without being hindered by
poisonous gas and dangerous acids.
M. F. P. Adv.
THIRD AND MORRISON
foreign companies were doing business
here and only live of them had com
plied with the law.
ENGINE CRUSHES WORKMAN
Thumb, Caught in Drum, jffaws
Fireman, In Camp, to His Death.
EUGENE, Or., Sept. 12. (Special.)
John Rosjman, a tireman on a yarder
donkey engine in a Wootb-Kelly lumber
camp near Wendling, caught his thumb
under a cable which he was guiding
onto a rapidly-revolving drum. In an
instant his arm, held by the thumb,
drew him Into the machinery- He was
crushed to death between two drums.
The workmen who witnessed the acci
dent unwound his mangled form from
the machinery a moment later.
The accident occurred at about 6 P. M.
In Joe Jackson's camp, nine miles above
Wendling. A logging engine carried
the body to Wendling, and It was
brought to Eugene late last night.
Ashland Minister Resigns.
ASHLAND, Or., Sept 12. (Special.)
Rev. W. A. Schwlmley, pastor of the
Congregational Church in this city, has
resigned, and has asked to be relieved
from the pastorate here on or before
EVOLUTION OF THE LOCOMOTIVE
Roseburg, Oregon, August, 20, 1914.
Mr. S. M. Mears, President,
Dear Sir: Completed our fourth round trip today.
Total mileage 518.8.
v Used 150 Gal. Distillate at 6c $9.00
10 H Lub. Oil 32o 3.20
5 Gasoline 15a .75
for 518.8 miles or 2 l-2c per car mile about lo per
car mile less than former run. Car is running fine
and making time every day. Yours truly,
H. B. Ewbank, Jr.
A LIMITED AMOUNT OP THE TREASURY STOCK WILL BE SOLD
DR. H. B. EWBANK
Exclusive Sales Agent
Ewbank Electric Transmission Company
724 Northwestern Bank Building Portland, Or.g-on
Cogyrif kt Hart Schsf flier k Mux
See the new Hats we're showing this Fall. Every new shape
and color. "Stetson," "Trimble" and Multnomah."
October 1. He will locate in Central
California, having received a call to
the First Congregational Church of
Lodi, south of Sacramento. Mr. Schwlm
ley came to Ashland four years ago
from Northwestern lows, where he was
in charge of a church at Sibley.
ROBBERS DRUG VICTIMS
Four Cases Reported Near Marsh
field Without Any Arrests.
MARSH FIELD, Or.. Sept. 12. (Spe
cial.) Although four robberies have
occurred In this vicinity on consecu
tive nights, none of the robbers has
been apprehended. Last night the
Severson cash register at Lakeside was
smashed and 80 stolen, while a logger
who had been out with some strangers
awoke half way between this city and
North Bend, minus J60. One man at
Lakeside, after playing In a poker
game regained consciousness the next
morning in a woodshed and had been
stripped of $900.
There is evidence that a gang of men
who administer drugs is working In
this county, for the greater portion
of the losses follow drinking whisky
from bottles offered by strangers. One
man was discovered putting powder
-Contained Electric Car,
into a whisky flask, but made his es
cape. BIG NAMES ON PRISONERS
Grover Cleveland Bilyeu Indicted at
Albany as Garfield.
ALB ANT, Or.. Sept. 12. (Special.)
Bearing the name of one president of
the United States and Indicted under
the name of another. O. C. Bilyeu. of
Albany, stood before the bar of Jus
tice In the State Circuit Court here
this morning charged with violating
the local option Law.
His real name Is Qrover Cleveland
Bilyeu. but he has been called "Gar"
for so many years that he wae In
dicted as OarHeld Bilyeu. It being sup
posed that his given name was Garfield.
Ills xrfle name was substituted In the
Indictment when he wae arraigned this
morning before Judge Kelly.
Bilyeu pleaded not guilty. He wee
Indicted by the grand Jury for selling
a bottle of beer to G. F. Newland. a
Shedd farmer, whose recent vielt te
Albany resulted In wholesale Indict
ments by the grand Jury for llllelt
liquor sales in this city.
Bilyeu was unable to furnish bonds
of 1750 and Is held In Ihe count) J!I