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THE SUNDAY OREGONTAN, PORTXATVD, DECEMBER 31, 1916.
TARIFF DUTIES ON
3 ITEMS PROBABLE
Consideration Given to Put
ting Revenue Duty on Wool,
Rubber and Coffee.
PLAN IS TO MEET DEFICIT
3Vcury Department and Congress
JTot Figuring on Protection, but
on Added Receipts Increased
Sugar Tariff Is Proposed.
ASHINGTOX. .Dec. 30. The advisa
bility of restoring tariff duties on wool,
rubber and coffee and of increasing the
present tariff on sugar Is under con
sideration by Treasury Department of
ficials and in Congress as a means of
averting the threatened deficit at the
end of the next fiscal year.
The plan to increase revenues which
Secretary McAUoo is formulating with
the President's approval probably will
be submitted to leaders in Congress
within a few days after the expiration
of the holiday recess. Indications are
that It will contain recommendations
that wool, rubber and coffee be taken
from the free list and placed under low
tariffs, but it Is more uncertain what
recommendation will be made with re
gard to sugar. In fact, the entire tar
iff programme of the plan to increase
revenues has not, it is said, taken a
Protective Ratea Opposed.
The tariffs under consideration are
understood to be nominal and designed
to provide revenue only. Rates that
would amount to a protective tariff
are understood to be opposed by de
partment officials and Administration
leaders In Congress alike.
Indications are that the proposed tar
iffs would be specific, providing for
duties on the basis of weight and quan
tity, rather than on an ad valorem
basis. The latter method has disad
vantages which are not found in the
former. It is said, and, in addition,
would involve a higher collection cost.
The tremendous volume of importa
tion of rubber and coffee would furnish
even at a nominal tariff considerable
revenue, officials declare, and would
distribute the burden of taxation upon
virtually everyone in the Nation. Sta
tistics showing the volume of Imports
of these materials and of sugar and
wool have been studied closely by offi
cials with a view to ascertaining the
extent of the tariff to be recommended.
In the case of wool, which would pro
vide a smaller revenue than any of the
other articles under consideration, a
slight advance In tariff rates on woolen
products to keep pace with the advance
In raw wool might also be suggested.
Bond Sale Propowd, Too.
How much revenue would be provided
by proposed tariff changes officials
frankly admit can be determined only
by experiment, although it hardly would
be sufficient, they feel, to meet the
deficit. This Treasury officials esti
mate at $180,000,000, as against an esti
mate of $300,000,000 made in Congress.
Revenue obtained through the proposed
tariffs probably would go to meet con
tinuing expenses and expenses due to
emergency, such as that of ordering
the National Guard to the border and
maintaining it there, would be met
through the sale of Panama Canal
bonds, understood to have been ap
proved by the President.
In selecting rubber, coffee, sugar and
wool, as the bases of consideration offi
cials were prompted by a desire to Impose
whatever tariffs majPbe necessary only
upon raw materials. Iron and steel are
understood to have been eliminated
from consideration, as well as Iron ore,
because It was felt that to disturb ex
isting conditions In that industry would
be tantamount to upsetting the situa
tion In a trade of enormous proportions
at present delicately adjusted. Manu
factured goods, it is understood, vir
tually have been eliminated from con
sideration through the desire to place
the burden upon raw materials only.
No return to the recent stamp taxes
Is contemplated in the Administration
programme, officials assert. The un
popularity of this form of taxation was
fully demonstrated. It is felt. In the
operation of the emergency revenue
legislation adopted soon after the war.
A consumption tax on widely-used ma
terials would be equally unpopular, of
ficials believe, and would be impossi
ble of strlot enforcement without the
Destroyer Allen Has Test.
BATH. Me.. Dec 30. The torpedo
boat destroyer Allen today completed
her builders' acceptance trials. The
final trial was a four-hour run on
which an average speed of 30.20 knots
EVENTS OF 1916 IN UNRULY MEXICO.
January 10 Villa bandits murder 17 American mining me,n taken
from a train at Santa Ysabel, Chihuahua.
January 13 Victoriano Huerta, ex - de facto President of Mexico,
dies at El Paso, Texas.
January 13 Resolution introduced In both houses of Congress to
send army into Mexico to protect Americans.
March 9 Villa raids Columbus. N. M., killing 19 Americans.
March 10 President Wilson orders General Pershing to Invade
Mexico with 5000 men.
March 14 House adopts joint resolution empowering President to
recruit the Army to 120,000 men.
March 15 Pershing's army enters Mexico.
March 29. Colonel Dodd's command clashes with Villa troops at
San Geronimo; 60 Mexicans killed, four United States soldiers are
April 1 Tenth Cavalry, under Colonel Brown, surprises Mexicans
after all-night ride and kills 30 near Aguas Calientes.
April 12 American-detachment is ambushed in city of Parral.
April 12 Carranza informs Wilson It Is unwise for American troops
to remain logger in Mexico.
April 22 Colonel Dodd and Seventh Cavalry, after all-night ride
over mountains, engage In running fight with Villa bandits.
April 29 Major-General Scott and Mexican Minister tf War Obre
gon confer at El Paso.
May 6 Major Howze routs Vlllistas south of Cusl.
May 5 Villa bandits kill five in raid on Glenn Springs. Tex.
May 31 Carranza in sharp note demands Immediate recall of Per
June 16 Carranza orders attack on Pershing's men if they move
east, west or south. Mexicans called to arms at Juarez.
June IS President Wilson orders the whole National Guard to the
June 21 Small scouting party of Tenth Cavalry almost wiped out
by Mexicans near Carrlzal.
June 25 President Wilson demands release of 17 Americans cap
tured at Carrlzal. Samuel Gompers makes similar request,
June 28 Carranza orders release of American prisoners.
August 30 Fifteen thousand Guardsmen ordered home from border.
November 23 Villa starts siege of Chihuahua City.
November 24 American and Mexican commissioners sign peace
protocol at Atlantic City, N. J.
November 29 Villa captures Chihuahua City, but soon abandons It.
December" 10 Villa issues manifesto regarded by United States
Army men as declaration of war on United States; bids Mexicans
"oust barbarians of North."
December 15 Villa makes peace overtures to United States. Will
"end raids if United States quits."
December 19 Oeneral Pershing's troops must stay, is United
States' reply to Carranza's demand for withdrawal.
December 22 Villa, gaining in strength, takes Torreon, threatens
recapture of Chihuahua City and to take Juarez.
December 28 Carranza refuses to sign protocol in Washington,
making situation more serious than at beginning of year.
December 28 Kentucky troops again fired on, use machine gun In
NAVAL CONTRACTS NEAR
BATTLE CRUISER COXSTRUCTIOX
Building of Vessels on Baals of Cost
and Arctntage la Planned : Scout
Vessels Kot Yet Awarded.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 30. Officials of
the three shipbuilding companies which
submitted proposals to construct battle
cruisers virtually have reached an
agreement with the Navy Departmemt
on a form of contract to govern the
building of these vessels on a cost and
percentage basis. As none of the com
panies submitted specific cost figures,
all four of the cruisers authorized at
the last session of Congress probably
will be built at actual cost plus a
Present indications are that the
awards will be made early next month,
the Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry
dock Company, the Fore River Ship
building Company, of Quincy, Mass.;
the Union Iron Works, of San Fran
cisco, and probably WilliamtCramp &
Sons, of Philadelphia, getting contracts
for one battle cruiser each. Secretary
Daniels has determined to equip the
Philadelphia Navy-yard for battle
cruiser construction, but that will take
more than a year.
The department is facing a perplex
ing problem In getting the four 35-
knot scout cruisers authorized under
construction. A contract for one has
been awarded to a Seattle company.
and bids on the other three have been
readvertised. but Navy officials have no
assurances that tney win Dring any
proposals within the cost limit set by
Noted Railroad Iiawyer Dies.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. Frederick
Whitrldge, railroad lawyer and writer
on political economy, died here today
after an operation for appendicitis on
Wednesday. He was born in New Bed
lord, Mass., In 1852.
DO YOU SUFFER
When your kidneys are weak and
torpid they do not properly perform
their functions: vnnr hoi-u- o ,.-. j
v - . till (J
you do not feel like doing much of
iiuiuiut. iou are liaeiy to be de
spondent and to borrow trouble. Jus
as If you hadn't enough already. Don"
be a victim any longer.
The old reliable medicine. Hood'
Sarsanarilla. crive.q Htromrtu .. - .
to the kidneys and builds up the whole
wood's faarsaparilla is a peculiar
combination of roots, barks and herbi
Io other medicine acts like it. because
no other medicine has the same formula
or ingredients. Accept no substitute,
but Insist on having Hood's, and get it
today. Sold by all druggists.
Any woman can remove unsightly
hair wlthnut discomfort or injury to
the most delicate skin by simply apply
ing to the affected part a paste made
by adding a little water to Demount',
a perfumed powder. Upon Its removal
In two or throe minutes the nk!n will be
found rmooth and bulrless. A single
application usually suffices for the
most obstinate growths. Demosant' Is
perfumed and will not irritate or dls
n; Does not stimulate the growth
of new hair. Fully guaranteed. For
50 cents one can obtain a generous sup.
ply by mall In plain wrapper from the
Eabencott Laboratories, Portland, Or.,
or any drug or department store can
supply It. Trial size for 25 cents, which
la not perfumed.
fighting strength materially through
the conversion of Carranza soldiers,
captured and deserting. Into rebel
troops and through captures of arms
and ammunition. Including about 30
pieces of artillery.
Officials would not be surprised If
similar tactics were employed by Villa
In a short time to weaken the Carranza
strength In the north, about Monterey
and Saltillo, prominent points on the
National Railroad east of Chihuahua.
It is this situation, coupled with the
continued operations of smaller bands
about Saltillo and other districts, and a
more Important movement along the
central east coast, that has caused ob
servers here to regard with greater
seriousness the predicament of the Car
HIGH COURT DECIDES 356
Income From Cases on Oregon Su
preme Docket Aggregates $13,280.
SALEM, Or., Deo. 30. (Special.) A
total of 356 opinions were handed down
by the Oregon Supreme Court during
the year of 1916, according to a state
ment prepared today by Judge J. C.
Moreland, clerk of the court.
Total filing fees aggregated $11,020,
while fees for admission of attorneys
amounted to $2260, or a total of 113.
280. The number of cases disposed of
by written opinions was 817 and on
stipulation or motion 14. Mandates is
sued during the year totaled 320.
During the biennial period 776 ap
peals were filed and 763 opinions
handed down. The total cash receipts
for the two years amounted to J23,-071.03.
FISH 'CHANGE PROPOSED
BILL FRAMED TO ESTABLISH STATE
California Market Inspector Behind
Campaign to Control Prices by
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 30. (Special.)
A bill for the establishment of a
state fish exchange was framed today
at a meeting called by Harris Weln
stock, State Market Director.
The bill is to be introduced, at the
next legislative session and is the re
sult of an effort made last Summer to
establish an exchange for Jhe regula
tion of fish prices, through co-operation
of fish dealers.
Mr. Welnstock now plans a bill
which would fix a maximum price to be
paid fishermen; wjuld license all fish
dealers, brokers and organizations, and
the money resulting would be used In
a publicity campaign designed to edu
eate the public In the matter of eating
For yArs there has been waged a
campaign to lower the high price of
fish to San Francisco householders, but
so far nothing has been accomplished,
the price steadily remaining on a par
with prime meats owing. It is con
tended, to the manipulations of a few
men who control the situation.
MRS. WILLIAM COREY ACCUSED BY
LEWIST0N JiORN WINNER
Crop Once Thought Impracticable
Takes Prize In East.
LEWISTON. Idaho, Dec 30. (Spe
cial.) Three years ago it was thought
corn could not be successfully raised
In this locality. Then started a move
ment for the introduction of corn and
it was raised under improved methods,
until now it is one of the chief prod
ucts of the district.
Ralph Windsor, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Windsor, has been awarded
second prize on a 10-ear exhibit of
corn entered at the second annual Na
tion Corn Show at St. Raul, held there
this month. The corn was raised by
young Windsor on his father's tract
In Lewlston Orchards.
FENCE WIRES CARRY DEATH
Man and Wife Electrocuted. Appar
ently After Deliberate Act.
TUCSON. Ariz., Dec. 30. Raymond
Torres and his wife, both more than
80 years old, were electrocuted today
when they tried to go under a barbed
wire fence to attend New Year's serv
ices at the ancient San Xavler Mission.
Investigation led Sheriff Forbes to
offer $250 reward for the apprehen
sion of persons who, he believes, tapped
a live wire and attached it to the
Steel Maeoatc'i Wife ChsrKPd i ( h
Not Declaring for Duty 950O
Worth of Her Clothes.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. Gowns valued
at $500, the property of Mrs. William
Ellis Corey, wife of the president of
the Midvale Steel Company and ex
president of the United States Steel
Corporation, were formally seized by
the customs authorities here today,
pending a decision as to the Federal
action, on the ground that the clothing
was not declared for import duty on
her arrival Thursday from France.
Mrs. Corey, formerly Mabelle Gill-
man, an actress, after a hearing to
day, explained a mistake had been
made. The gowns were found In the
trunk of a traveling companion. Mrs.
Corey said they were packed there by
a maid without the owner's knowledge
on departing from London for Paris,
where Mrs. Corey visited her chateau.
Conn Band Instruments and
McDougaU Music Co.
325 Alder St.. Orearonlan Block.
Free Course of Instruction on Every
REBELS NOW MENACING
(Continued From First Page.)
actionary movement are following a
plan of campaign having for its Im
mediate object the recruiting of an
army and the collection of equipment
rather than the occupation of territory.
It Is pointed out that Villa has entered
towns of Importance in Northern Mex
ico eight times since he resumed opera
tions on a larger scale only to sur
render them again without a struggle
Tbe net result has been to add to Lis
RUSSIAN PORT BLOCKADED
German Warships Mine Entrances
of Raumo on Uulf of Bothnia.
BERLIN, Dec. 30. (By wireless to
Sayville, N. Y.) German warships
placed mines covering both entrances to
the Finnish seaport of Raumo' on the
Gulf of Bothnia on Thursday night,
according to the Swedish newspaper
Aftonbladet, says an Overseas News
Agency item today.
According to these advices, Raumo,
at present the most important Russian
port, is now totally inaccessible to navigation.
$50,000 IN OPIUM IS SEIZED
Two Trunks Filled With Drug Are
Confiscated at Honolulu.
HONOLULU. Dec. 30. A record seiz
ure of opium was made here today by
United States customs officers, who
took possession of two trunks filled
with the drug, which were brought here
on the Matson liner Manoa. The opium
was consigned to B. Castoy. who has
Four hundred tins of the drug were
in the two trunks, valued, according
to Honolulu quotations, at $50,000.
Last Day of Leap Year Brings Glad Tidings to
the Homes of Portland and Surrounding Country
Annual January Sale!
This anticipated event always means a flurry around Portland. In making this, our FORTIETH
ANNUAL SALE, we can say that YOUR interests are above our own. as the astonishingly low
prices are witness. Your business relations with this firm must even be more firmly established,
and with this end in view we have decided to CUT PRICES in many articles to the wholesale
price that dealers would have to pay today for this high-grade furniture.
EXTRA SPECIAL CUTS
EXTRA SPECIAL BARGAINS in Davenports, Dining Tables, Breakfast Tables, Chairs, Rugs, Steel Springs, Bedding,
etc., etc. Below we enumerate a few articles showing the wonderful reductions made. These attractive prices may be
taken as a true criterion of the splendid values to expect throughout this store during this SALE.
Solid oak, regularly $15,
Regularly $24.00, cut to $17.50
Regularly $29.50, cut to $21.50
$40.00 Jacobean, cut to $29.50
Sample Rocker, Eastern make, wing back, mahogany (? 1 ? QP
finish; an ideal fireside piece. Regularly $25, cut to P -HJeitJ
Rocker and Arm Chair to Match Deep spring seat and back; best
grade tapestry; construction guaranteed; VERY RICH PIECES;
will sell separately if desired. Regularly $31.50 each. flJO A
Priced special for this ?ale at PCi1e I J
Regular $2.50, J1 QQ
Cut to pX.Ot7
COOL WEATHER HINTS
The recent cold spell is a reminder of warm bedding.
You can get matchless bargains here in blankets and
other bedding. Regular $9.50 all-wool Blankets cut to
$6.8o. Don't miss this chance.
OUT-OF-TOWN PEOPLE will please REMEMBER
that EDWARDS' is no farther away than their nearest
postoffice or letter box. Order from the advertising
and secure1 the same terms and credit benefits as Port
Everyone a beauty and a rich embellishment for even the most pretentions
home. During oar January Clearance Sale these beautiful luxuries are within
the reach of all.
Beautiful Denim, with oil-tempered springs In seat and back, stuffea with
moss, tow and cotton a variety of patterns.
Regular $49.50 cut to S30.00 Regular $70.00 cut to S40.50
Regular $77.50 Brown Denim, loose-cushion seat, opens up to mak dr"Q ff
full-sized bed, steel link springs. CUT TO wWJ
Tapestry Davenport, diamond tufted back and pillow arms, hair (QQ ff
filled, the best In stock. Regularly $108, cut to
Spaoe does not permit Justice being done these splendid goods. Inspection
Invited and EVEN ADVISED If you are desirous of securing the best bargains
ever offered In Portland.
EXTRAORDINARY RUG BARGAINS
PATENT LINK FABRIC STEEL
A cllmpse at our Immense rujr display Is enourta to make conaatsseura
revel In urlljcht. Vou have about a thousand patterns to seleet from
and every one a g-em. All room sua. COME EARLY to set the ad
vantnir of the irrrat variety of desljms. '
i ST, Intrrain 9x12 6.85 27.50 Axmlnster. 9x12. . .18.!5
UGioo Tyvan 9x12. . . . . . Ill M $24.00 Brussels 8-Sxl0-6..f lg.TK
J.19.50 Velvet. 9x11 1 1.05 $35 Wilton Velvet. 9xl2..27.50
Higher-priced rugs correspondingly cut. Rooming-house and hotel
proprietors have a grand chance at this great RUG SALE.
Patent twisted galvanized rust-proof fabric with band edges
angle steel end rails; fabric elevated three inches above side
rails by malleable corner castings; frame finished flQ JC
in Vernis Martin gilt finish, REGULAR $6, cut toPe.DO
YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD
On $ 60 purchase pay 8 ff.OO Cash. 81. OO Weekly
On $ 75 purchase pay 7.SO Cash, SI. SO Weekly
On $100 purchase pay SIO.OO Csush. 82. OO Weekly
On $125 purchase pay 812. SO Cash. 82.25 Weekly
On $150 purchase pay 81S.OO Cash. 82. SO Weakly
On $200 purchase pay - 820.00 Cosh, 83. OO Wekly
GOOD PLACE TO TRADE
Make hay while the sun shines Edwards' January Clearance Sale
is Your Harvest, Come and reap while prices are cut to the roots.
Accepted Masons, in public by A. C.
McCown, installing officer, and Bam
AVhlte. marshal : Dr. A. C. McCown.
worthy master; John F. Dean, senior
warden; William F. Breshears. Junior
warden; M. J. Duffey. treasurer; U.- E.
B levin, sectetary; Charles H. Powell,
treasurer; Ben Duffey. senior deacon;
L E. Anderson. Junior deacon; K. A.
Anderson, senior steward; B. E. Ander
son. Junior steward. Cherry Chapter
No. 123. Eastern Star, officers were In
stalled as follows by S. A. Anderson,
its first past patron, and Mrs. Maud
Rees, marshal: Ella M. Anderson,
worthy matron; John F. Dean, worthy
patron; Mrs. Stella Dean, associate ma
tron; Mrs. A!ice Duffey. treasurer; Mrs.
Mildred McCall. secretary; Mrs. Bessie
C. Lay. conductress; Mrs. Lola E. Pow-
.1, l . a api ,, t r c tr Pnn.
stance A. Anaerson. msyisis
Charles H. Powell was toastmaster.
Rev. O. E. 5tto and Rev. C. C. Pratt.
ueaui. fin u .11 1 n . 1 . . ji. --ninv 1 - 1 . t
, 1, nrinAinQi aneakr, Thft rieonra-
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tions were the National colors.
Psyche Mine Sale Being Negotiated.
BAKER, Or., Dec. 30. (Spcial.) J. D.
Dixon, owner of the Psyche mine in the
Ureen Horn district, announced today
that he is closing negotiations for the
Cove Masonic- Officers Installed.
COVE. Or., Dec. 30. (Special.) The
following list of officers was Installed
by Cove Lodge Ha, St, Ancient Frets and
sale of the mine to a company of Baker
people. The new company will do ex
tensive aeveiopmem wora auu w in suu
new equipment, wmcn win 1 nui imp n
bodern ore reduction plant. The mine
nan oeen iaie xor iu. .n. ,
though development work has been
close. Mr. Dixon did not disclose the
purchase price, but It will be high In
tens of thousands of dollars.
TAC0MA HAS LESS CRIME
Prohibition .Given Credit for Heavy
Cut in Court Cases.
TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 30. (Special.)
Reduction in the number of cases
filed In Pierce County Superior Court is
ascribed to prohibition by Judges and
the clerk of the court.
In 1916 there were 210 crtmlnal and
1450 civil actions started as against
222 criminal and 1806 civil cases dur
ing the previous year. The major share
of the criminal prosecutions this year
were for violations of the dry law. so
the figures would Indicate that other
phases of the criminal business had de
creased greatly since last January.
HAPPY and Prosperous New
Year is the wish of
Jewelers, Since 1868. Broadway at Park.
"With the beginning of Nineteen Seventeen, I am
going to turn over a new leaf in my housework.
Baking Day will simply be a memory for I've dis
covered a way to eliminate its drudgeries.
I Will Let
IRU - i U . -
Be My Baker!
"After giving their delicious cakes and crackers
a trial, to the complete surprise and delight of the
family and after visiting their spotless daylight
factory at 6th and E. Davis streets I've concluded
it will be a very satisfactory solution of the problem.
Youll like this way, too."
Made for You Right in Portland by the
Tru-Blu Biscuit Co.