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PUBLI1HI8 FULL ASSOCIATED PRCSS REPORT
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33rd YEAR. NO. 86
; OF WARNING
and Wicked Program.
SENATOR HALE SCARED
Calls Attention to the Growing
Imnnnta leVH fnp Fflrh Yuar
for Nations Defense.
WAR TALK SHEER NONSENSE
After Hale Left the Chamber. Frye.
in His Colleague'! Behalf, Moved
to Lay the Motion to Reconalder
on the Table.
WASHINGTON, April 7,-Aa an
aftermath of the passage yes
terday of the army appropria
tion bill, Hale, the chairman of the
committee on naval affaire today
bounded a warning against the in
creases in the military establishment
of the country, saying it was inviting
a deficit in the treasury and would
serve no useful purpose. Hale moved
the reconsideration of the vote by
which the army bill was passed and
his motion was laid on the table.
Burkelt characterized the proceed
ings as one of bad faith, The Senate
passed the fortifications bill, carrying
an aggregate of $12,10(5,137. As a
mark of respect to the memory of the
late Representative Crick, the Sen
ate lit 4:34 adjourned,
Hale called attention to the grow
ing amounts asked for each year in
support of military purposes and said
that the naval increase was in propor
tion. He said that when the navy is
built tip it is only the beginning of
spending money. ( The country, he
said, is committed to repairs and
manjtcnance which would result in
three or four years to aggregate a
bill for naval appropriations carrying
;ui nppregate of $150,000,000 annually.
Gallinger called attention to an ar
ticle printed in the Washington news
paper relative to the ambitious pro-
, gram for the army and navy. He said
it appeared to him that the article
Warren answered that he did not
believe the article was inspired. War
ren said this was the first time he
. had heard that the Secretary of War
had such ideas of increasing the
Hale said he hoped the "Enormous,
unreasonable and wicked propram is
not the judgment of the Secretary of
Hale said in a recent talk with the
heads of the army revealed the
opinon in that quarter that the appro
priation had got to be doubled. If
it is, he said it will result in our
'having an army which cost $200,000,-,
W0 annuajly, He expressed the hope
that the ' program for such an en
largement would not be carried out.
Hale referred to the Philippines as
the pestilence which had contributed
,to the policy of military expansion. '
""Replying to Beveridge Hale said the
xcuse given for the enlargement was
-we might have a "Big War."
Beveridge said the present army of i
65,000 men would be useless against
any single army corps. Hale wanted !
to know where this imaginary army
rps is to come irom, naie saiu ,
conflict with another country was
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nracticanv lmDussimc ana prcuicicu ,
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tnat Jtsevenagc wuuia never sc,e any
war and characterized the war talk
i as "Sheer nonsense." , ,
Warren said no country in the
world except Switzerland i had so
Hinal! n army, ' Aldrfch miggested
that thii country was better pro
tected naturally than any other,
Galllngcr asked if the Secretary of
War in a recent speech had not favor
ed a large increase in the army.
Warren laid he did not know but
hoped the country would grow fait
enough and rich enough to feel like
having an army ai large at suggested.
Haye replied "I hope not,"
After Hale had left the chamber
Frye, in his colleague'i behalf, moved
to lay the motion to re-consider on
the table. Durkctt criticized Hale
for injecting "Into this body of po
litical discussion an attack on a cer
tain candidate in thii country and
that it had an element of fairness.
Frye defended his colleague but re
fused to recede and the motion to lay
on the table carried.
COUNCIL BLUFFS, April 7.
Sccretary of War Taft, who is In the
city tonight denied sny knowledge of
the article in the Washington paper
referred to in the Senate today by
He says it is not Inspired by him
nor by any person or official connect
ed with the War Department He re
fused to comment on Hale's remarks
nor would he express an opinion re
garding the increase in the army.
JOSEPH D. STUBBS DEAD.
CHICAGO, April 7.-Joseph D.
Stubbs, the son of J. C. Stubbs, traffic
director of the Harriman lines, died
last night at the family residence,
aged 36 years. Mr. Stubbs was in
the packing business, handling Cali
To the District of Columbia Ap
TWO OF NATIONAL INTEREST
One Provides For 75-Cent Gas For
All District Establishments and
the Other All Doors Must Open
Outwards on Public Buildings.
WASHINGTON, April 7. -The
whole session of the House today was
devoted to the consideration of the
District of Columbia appropriation
bill. Two amendments of more or
less national , interest were made.
One provides for 75-cent gas for all
district establishments and the other
requires that doors to all public
buildings must open outward and that
the new buildings must have four
An effort to secure the incorpora
tion of a child labor provision appli
cable to the district failed. After the
passage of the bill, the House ad
journed out of respect to the memory
of Representative Brick of Indiana.
The House was still on the legislative
day of Monday when the recess was
CHICAGO, April 7. "It is wrong
to bring a boy under an influence that
is solely feminine. There are not
enough men, teachers in the higher
grades of our schools. All of the
principals at least should be men and
they ought to lead the boys in their
games on' the school playgrounds."
This was the statement Dr. Winfield
S. Hall, dean of students in North
western University 'Medical School
before the Young Men's Christian
Association yesterday. :
"Both men and women must be
come broader minded. Fathers and
mothers should make the children
their playmates 'and vice and crime
would soon die out. That talk about
it being necessary for a young man
to sow his , wild oats is all wrong.
The harvest of that is the same in
character as the kind of oats he sows.
o .lORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8f 1908
Many Saloons Voted Out
CITIES FAVOR LICENSE
Local Option Elections Were
Held by 1200 Townships
in 84 Counties.
CHICAGO IS NOT INCLUDED
Largest Cities Voting In Favor of
Saloons 'Are Springfield, Freeport,
Aurola, Sterling, Kankakee, Lin
coln, Monmouth Bloomington.
CHICAGO, April 7. -In local
option elections held by 1200 town
ships in 84 counties of Illinois out
side of the city of Chicago today 20
counties became absolutely anti
saloon territory and approximately
1500 or about half the total number of
saloons in that territory were voted
out of business. ' Most of the cities in
the State voted in favor of licensing
saloons. The largest cities voting In
favor of saloons are Springfield, Free
port, Aurora, Elgin, Sterling, Kan
kakee, Lincoln, Monmouth, Bloom
ington, Danville, Joliet, Murphysboro,
and Rock Island.
Those voting to abolish saloons
are: Rockford, Decatur, Dixon, Pon
tiac, Hopestown, Georgetown, Shel
byville, Carbondale and Champaign.
The following counties are now abso
utcly anti-saloon, in addition to six
which voted last November to abolish
dramshops: Boone, Moultrie, Fay
ette, Hamilton, Edgar, Clark, Brown,
Saline, Gallatin, Douglas, Bacon,
Cumberland, Piatt, Shelby, Cole,
Whit, Wayne and Richland.
MILWAUKEE IS DEMOCRATIC.
MILWAUKEE, April 7.-David S.
Rose (D.) was today elected Mayor
of the city with a plurality of about
3000 votes over Emil Seidel, Social
Democrat, Thomas J. Pringle (R.),
ran over 1000 behind Seidel. Rose's
election makes him Mayor of Milwau
kee for the fifth time. The campaign
both berore and after the primaries
hae been the most exciting in the
history of the city. Rose's slogan was
"Personal liberty." Rose's ticket also
elected the treasurer and comptroller.
KANSAS CITY, April 7.-The en
tire Democratic city ticket headed by
Thomas T. Crittenden, Jr., for Mayor,
was successful in today's election by
a majority of possibly 500 over the
Republican ticket headed by H. M.
FEEL EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS.
' BISBEE, Ariz., April 7. Three
distinct earthquake shocks were felt
at Douglas during last night. The
first at 9 o'clock, the second two
hours later and the third at 3 o'clock
this morning. No damage was done.
TACOMA GOES REPUBLICAN.
TACOMA, April 7. With two pre
cints yet to be heard from, Linck
(R.), for Mayor, has 2002 majority
over Wright (D.) This means a
tight lid for Tacoma. .
OLD STEAMER ASTORIAN.
Springs a Leak and Sinks at Her
. ' ' " Dock. ;v .-t
PORTLAND, April 7.-After "lying
at the city levee, at the foot of Jeffer-
son street for the past five years, the
j old steamer ' Astorian, . which was
classed among the clipper packets of
the Willamette and Columbia rivers
a decade ago, sprang a leak, rapidly
filled with water and sank to the
bottom at an early hour Saturday
morning. The previous day her boil
ers, were being removed. As the
work could not be completed, the
same afternoon the contractor left
the machinery lying on the bow. The
added weight forward materially as
sisted in carrying her down. The As
torian is owned by Jacob Kamm,
who bought her from the old .White
Collar line just before she was taken
out of active service. Prior to that
she was plying between Portland
and Astoria, in opposition to the O.
R, & N. boats. She has engaged in
many a rate war, making it so inter
esting for her competitors that she
soon became one of the widest known
fresh water craft on the Pacific Coast.
The steamer was fairly speedy in her
palmy days and won a -large number
of races, when that pastime was a
common event on the lower Colum
bia! She was built at Portland in
SELECTING A JURY.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7.-Very
little prograss was made today before
Judge Dooling toward drawing a jury
to try Abraham Ruef on the charge
of offering a bribe of $1000 to former
Supervisor Phillips in the Parkside
deal. Three veniremen were examin
ed but were all rejected. This leaves
nine veniremen in the box and their
examination will be taken up tomor
row morning. The defense is being
allowed a wide latitude which renders
it easy for them to disqualify venire
men. VLRY SHORT TUl
The Great Northern Railyvay Con
victed of Rebating.
FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE
Convicted of Granting Rebates to the
American Sugar Refining Co. Be
fore Judge Holt in Circuit Court
They Gave Notice of an Appeal.
NEW YORK, April 7. The Great
Northern Railway today was con
victed of granting rebates to the
American Sugar Refining Company
before Judge Holt of the United
States circuit court and fined $5000,
The company was charged wit'h giv
ing the rebates on sugar shipped from
this city to Sioux City in 1902. The
railway gave notice of an appeal. The
rebating indictments against the
Northern Steamship Company were
dismissed. The trial was remarkable
for brevity, lasting only two days.
WANTS TO COME BACK.
WINNEPEG, Man., April ' 7.
Emma Goldman crossed the border
into the United States tonight with
out any interference. It is reported
today that in case Emma Goldman
made another attempt to re-enter the
United States she would be turned
back at the American bpundary, and
in this case she will be deported to
Russia. Later reports , had it that
during the day she had attempted to
cross the border and had been turned
back, and furthermore, that she was
under surveillance of United States
secret service men who would block
any attempt she made to come hack
to this country.
MICHIGANS "DRY COLUMN."
' DETROIT, April 7.-The indica
tions were last night that yesterday's
election added nine more counties
to, Michigan's "dry column" Of the
counties . where the 1 prohibitionists
made a campaign, Kalamazoo, Kass,
Gladwin, Osceola and Oakland othed
against local option. ' 1
Hopes to Attend Recep
tion of Fleet.
G. A. R. SENDS GREETINGS
California Delegation Sent Word
They Would Pass Through
. Paso Robles.
WAS WHEELED TO THE DEPOT
The Train Was Late and Lieutenant
Evans, the Admiral's Son, Found
it Necessary to Take the Invalid
Back to Hotel Before it Arrived.
PASO ROBLES HOT SPRINGS,
Ca., April 7. Admiral Evans in a
statement to the Associated Press
stated this afternoon that he is in
hopes of being sufficiently recovered
to attend the reception of the fleet
when it arrives at San Diego but that
he is in the bands of the doctor and
will be guided by whatever he says.
The admiral received a message from
the California G. A. R. delegation
which is en route to Santa Ana wish
ing him a speedy recovery and stat
ing that they will pass through Paso
Robles at 4:30. The admiral's son,
Lieutenant Evans, wheeled his father
to the depot but the train was late
and it was found necessary to take
the invalid back to the hotel before
it arrivad. The admiral was much
disappointed. For the first time since
his arrival, the admiral was wheeled
about town today. He was soon sur
rounded by a crowd, many of which
were children. He shook hands with
a number of them.
NEW YORK, April 7.-Madame
Anna Gould tonight authorized the
statement that she has no intention
of marrying at present and that she
is not engaged to any one. The state
ment was made public by Tyler
Morse, a close friend of the Gould
family and at whose home Madam
Gould was recently taken ill. Madam
Gould has not definitely decided
when she will go abroad."
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TO REMAIN WITH THE KING-
LEIPSIC, April 7. Princess Anna
Monica Pia, daughter of the King
of Saxony by his divorced wife, the
former Crown Princess Louis, now
Countess Montignoso, wife of Signor
Toselli, has arrived here. She will
be taken to . Dresden to-day, where
she will remain in the future with
TAKES A WEEK OFF.
Washington, April 7,-r-The
Senate today adjourned until Thurs
day and on that day will take an
other adjournment until Monday
next. This program was arranged
today for the reason that there is not
on the calender any measures re
garded as of a pressing character
and likely to be enacted this session.
LA FOLLETTE FAVORED."
MADISON, Wis., April 7-Late to
night A. T. Rogers, the law partner
of Senator La Follette stated that
nearly all the congressional delegates
to the Republican national conven
tion were instructed for La Follette.
He declared the proportion votes
were two for La Follette to one for
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Standard Oil Company Gets Con
trol of Gas and Electric Light.
SAN FRANCISCO,. April. 7.-A
financial deal of extraordinary impor
tance to San, Francisco and California
and which will practically place all
the gas, electric light ' and power
companies of Central and Northern
California in one basket, the contents
of which will be controlled by the
Standard Oil interests, has recently
been consummated here and at the
The deal amounts to $45,000,000 in
the aggregate and on it results is to
introduce, in effect, more than $6,000
000 of new men ito the lighting and
power enterprises of the state. The
initial step of this gigantic deal, that
was made public, was the making of a
mortgage. of the deed of trust for
$45,000,000 then California Gas and
Electric Corporation to the Union
Trust Company of San Francisco in
January last, merging and consolida
ting the interest and properties of all
the gas and electric lighting and
power capitalist of San Francisco
and northern California and giving
the control of the gas and electric
plants of 25 countries in the state.
ACTOR SHOT-WIFE HELD.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7.-Har-ry
Pollard, an actor was" shot and
seriously wounded in his room near
the Mission theatre tonight It is
not known who did the shooting but
his wife is being held pending an in
vestigation by i the police although
no charge has been placed against
THE KING'S CONSENT
Duke D'Abruzzi is in a Fair Way
to Get Consent
LOOKING UP ELKINS FAMILY
The Opinion Prevails as Expressed
by Newspapers That Notwithstand
ing Some Opposition Exists King
May Consent to Duke's Marriage.
ROME, April 7. The opinion pre
vails, as expressed by the newspapers
that notwithstanding that some oppo
sition exists the Duke d'Abruzzi has
secured' or is in a fair way to secure
the consent of the king to his mar
riage to Miss Elkins. The Vatican
has received a long report from the
United States concerning the Elkins'
family and it is understood the pro
ceedure to be followed if the mar
riage between the Duke and Miss
Elkins occurs has been given consid
eration.' , '.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., April 7. A
disrobed man with blood still trick
ling from a small wound in the
head, who is unknown, was found on
the beach today. The man had evi
dently been murdered. There are
evidences that he was shot by a wom
an who had been walking the beach
At Los Angeles Los Angeles 2,
At San Francisco-r-Portland 2, San
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7.-San
Francisco clearing house has passed
resolution disapproving Aldrich bill
as unsound principle and dangerous
ROBBERS LOOT BANK.
TOPEKA, Kan., April 7. Robbers
early this morning , dynamited the
safe of the State Bank of Huron, At
chison county, and escaped with
$6500. The bank building was badly
wrecked. The robbers escaped.