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PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1913.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. 1,1 1 -M. 16,2G9.
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS
ADOPT SOBER GARB
CAPITAL OF LOCAL
MERCHANTS SAVIXGS ADDS TO
STOCK AX'D CHAXGES SAME,
FILM HERO MOVES
INDIAN TO IMITATE
TO RECALL JUDGE
SMASHED AT START
EXTRAVAGANCE IX DRESS TO BE
LAD PITS TIES OX TRACK AXI
THEX SAVES TKAIX.
WAR WITHIN WEEK
SENATE GOMBINE IS
Speaker McArthur Di
vides Many Plums.
OTHER COUNTIES FAVORED TOO
Democrats Get Chairmanships
on Five Committees.
COMPLETE LIST ISSUED
No Member of Lower House Has
.More Than One Chairmanship
Xor More Than Four Commit
tee Places 10 Jobs Killed.
STATK CAPITOL, Salem. Or.. Jan,
14. (Special.) James D. Abbott, of
Multnomah, is chairman of the ways
and means committee of the House of
Representatives. Multnomah County
also drew another Important assign
ment in the appointment of J. T. La
tourette to the chairmanship of the
Westerlund of Jackson, one of the
leading orcliardists of the Rogue River
Valley, Is chairman of tho committee
on horticulture. Reams of Jackson
is chairman of the committee on rail
roads. The chairmanship of the com
mittee on printing:, likely to be impor
tant by reason of the proposal to re
peal the law placing the printer on a
flat salary, passed in 1911, went to
Katon of Lane.
Speaker McArthur gave the impor
tant chairmanships of expositions and
fairs. Judiciary, labor Industries, reso
lutions and ways and means to Mult
nomah County. Multnomah gets 12
chairmanships out of the 41.
Outalrie Conntle Winners, Too.
The important chairmanships going
to outside counties are: Assessment
and taxation, banking, education, fish
eries, game. Insurance, irrigation, rail
roads, revision of laws and roads and
highways. ' '
Democrats were given chairmanships
on the committees on agriculture, for
estry and conservation, game and rail
roads. All other chairmanships go
to the Republicans. No member has
more than one chairmanship nor more
than four committee places.
Multnomah has one representative
on 28 of the 41 committees, two repre
sentatives on seven committees and is
represented on seven. The complete
list of committees follows:
Hoiute Stnndlnic Committees.
Agriculture Brunk, Chapman, Mann,
Alcoholic traffic Thorns, Carpenter,
Assessment and taxation Forstrom.
Barton. Blanchard, Loughlln, Spencer.
Bunking Stanfleld. Belland. lloman,
Capitol building and grounds
Hughes. Lofgren, Stranahan.
Cities and towns Nolta. Johnson.'
Claims Graves, Chapman. Gill.
Commerce and navigation Handles',
Chapman, Teirce. Stranahan,' I'pton.
Corporations Carpenter, Childs,
Chapman. Hinkle. Parsons.
Counties Forbes, Carkin,Hurd. Lof
Education Blanchard. Anderson
(Clatsop). Appelgrcn. Brunk. Howard.
Elections Hall, Eaton, Forstrom,
Kngrossed bills Massey, Forstrom,
Unrolled bills Anderson (Clatsop),
Expositions and fairs Upton. Appel
gren, Massey, Torter, Weeks.
Food and dairy products Weeks.
Childs. Hall, Hill, Meek.
Fisheries Gill. Anderson (Wasco),
Belland, Howard, Peirce, Reames, Up
ton. Forestery and conservation Hagood,
Belland, Eaton. Handley, Schuebel.
Game Homan. Hagood, Lewelling,
Health and public morals Bone
brake, Appelsren, Hall, Olson,
Horticulture Westerlund. Graves.
Hurd. Stranahan. Weeks.
Immigration Lofgren, Hurd, Mc
Donald, Nolta, Westerlund. '
Insure ce Barton, Campbell, Car
penter, I'arsons. Thorns.
Irrigation Hinkle, Forbes, Homan,
Judiciary Latourette, . Handley,
Mitchell, Olson, Reames.
Labor Industries Lawrence, Ander
son (Clatsop), Barton, Childs, Lough
lln. Livestock Porter. Brunk, Nichols,
Manufactures Spencer, Campbell,
Hill, Heltzel, Howard.
Medicine, pharmacy and dentistry
Anderson (Wasco). Hall, Johnson. Ol
Military . affairs Murnane. Blan
Mining Mitchell. Blanchard, Carkin,
Printing Eaton, Abbott. Anderson
(Wasco), Lawrence. Porter.
Publio" lands Appelgren. Forbes,
Potter, Schnoerr, Stanfleld.
Railways and transportation
Reames. Bonebrake. Forstrom. Massey,
Resolutions Olson, Barton, Handley,
Revision of laws Heltzel, Forbes.
Lewelling. Schuebel Upton.
Roads and highways Peirce, Gill.
Lincoln Co-Eds Organize Club Which
"Will Put Ban on Expensive
Lincoln High School is to have a
dress reform club. On Friday after
noon the girls of the school will meet
in the assembly hall and the organiza
tion will be formed. For the last few
seasons there has been much comment
on the extravagant manner in which
the girls of the preparatory schools
have been dressing; mothers have
sighed over the vanity of their daugh
ters and fathers have groaned over the
dressmakers' and milliners' bills, but
their girls wanted to look as well as
the other's, and the thing has grown
until of late it has become a serious
problem. Now, the unexpected has hap
pened. The girls say they realize this lavish
ness of dressing for school is inappro
priate, and are going to Inaugurate a
reform of their own accord.
The idea first took root when the
young people read a story in The Ore
gonian of January 5, in which Mrs.
J. C. Elliott Kins discussed the sub
ject of dress. The Interesting part of
the affair is that the most popular, the
brightest and prettiest girls of Lincoln
High School are the organizers of the
club, and will strive for the honor of
being the first to sign the constitution.
Those who join will pledge themselves
to the adoption of the simplest of
dresses, to the wearing .of appropriate,
sensible footwear and to omit laces,
ribbons and all extravagant ornaments
and jewelry from their school costumes.
Girls who hitherto wanted the latest
frivolity In dress, who taxed their
parents with their thoughtless selfish
ness, are going to try their hands at
making their own simply-planned
At Friday's meeting the most popu
lar girls, those who are considered the
leaders, will make speeches, and the
election of officers and the adoption of
rules and regulations will take place.
BILL NO. 1 IS WOMAN'S
Minimum Wage Law Is Proposed in
House at Olympia.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 14. (Special.)
The first bill ever introduced in a
Washington Legislature by a woman
was House b.111 No. 1, introduced today
by Mrs. N. Jolin Croake, of Tnooma,
providing a minimum wage for girls
and women in- Washington.
Mrs. Coake had her measure all pre
pared and the instant it was in order
to introduce bills she presented hers,
which received the first place in a
shower of 17 bills of all descriptions
and from all parts of the state.
Mrs. Croake's bill provides a mini
mum wage for women and girls in any
line at 11.25 a day, or 16 cents an hour
where engaged in piecework. Excep
tion is made of women who are unfit
by reason of physical disability. A
penalty of from $50 to 1100 la provided
for violation of the law. The measure
was referred to the committee on labor
and labor statistics.
A woman's wage bill will be intro
duced in the Senate within a few days
by Senator Piper of King County. His
measure Is similar to that to be con
sidered by the Oregon Legislature,
having as its main feature the appoint
ment of a commission to Investigate
the cost of living In various parts of
the state and establish minimum wages
CHURCH BURNS MORTGAGE
First Baptist at Albany Celebrates
Lifting of All Debt.
ALBANY, Or., Jan. 14. (Special.)
With elaborate ceremonies the mort
gage representing the last of the in
debtedness against tho new First
Baptist Church in this city was burned
last night. The church, with Its. splen
did new edifice, is now free from debt.
Rev. Elbert H. Hicks, pastor, held
the platter on which the mortgage
was burned. Rev. S. A. Douglas, ex
pastor of the church, who is now the
pastor of the First Baptist Church of
Ashland, struck the match and Mrs.
Dr. J. P. Wallace, Mrs. J. L. Tomlln-
son, Mrs. J. C. Morgan and Mrs. M. B.
Reeves, the lour women who have
served as presldents'of the Ladies Aid
Society of the church since the new
church was erected, each tore off a
piece of the mortgage and burned it.
The mortgage burning occured six
months to the day since Rev. Mr. Hicks
became pastor. During that period 30
new members have been added to the
STUDENTS TO BUILD ROADS
Washington High School Pupils to
The students of the Washington
High School in the department of
physiography have been studying road
building during this term and this
morning they will have a practical
demonstration of their theories. Un
der the guidance of Miss Jane Stearns,
head of the department, the yoong
people have learned what soils and
rocks combine best according to lo
calities and climatic conditions and
today under the direction of F. N.
Bingham they will build miniature
roads. The boys of the manual trail
ing department have made the boxes
and tamps to be used in the demon
Miss Stearns says that the study
of road building will help to make
the young people efficient judges of
good roads and when they become
property owners they will be-safe from
Allies Decide Turkey Is
WAITING PROVES EXPENSIVE
Formal Notice to Be Given to
Envoys of Powers.
TURKISH OUTLOOK GLOOMY
Resignation of Vizier Likely to Be
Followed, by Anarchy Country
Without Money, Army's
Loyalty Is Doubted.
LONDON. Jan. 14. Unless unforsecn
events should change the current of
affairs, war in the Near East will be
resumed within a week.
The allies, convinced that the Turks
merely are drifting, without a fixed
policy, have determined to end the
seemingly fruitless debates and wire
pulling by resuming military opera
tions where they were left off more
than a month ago.
Allien Find Waiting CoMfy.
The Balkan kingdoms, moreover, are
anxious to obtain relief from the heavy
burden of maintaining armies on a war
footing indefinitely, wishing, however,
to observe all diplomatic courtesies,
they have given the powers a reason
able time to agree on the note regard
ing Adrianople. frame It and present
it to Turkey. If Turkey, as seems prob
able, fails to yield to the note, the
Balkan kingdoms have agreed that they
will call another sitting of the confer
ence through Sir Edward Grey or
Rcchad Pasha, who, according to the
rotation followed, would be the next
presiding officer, and announce defi
nitely their decision to break off nego
Four Day' Xotioe tjo Be Given.
Immediately afterward the Servian,
Bulgarian and Montenegrin comman
ders will notify Turkish headquarters
that hostilities will be resumed within
The allies have no faith in the ef
ficiency of the note the powers will
present to Constantinople. The Otto
man government failed today to con
vene the grand council, and apparently
has no intention or meeting the allies'
ultimatum on Adrianople. The allies
feel that the note of the powers is
couched in too mild terms to be ef
fective, and that Turkey will know
that it means nothing because the pow
ers will be unable to agree on coercive
Second Terms More Severe.
The allies say that it is easy to pre
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Officials of Oregon Electric Make
Investigation and Discover
Chemawa Boy to Blame.
SALEM, Or., Jan. 14. (Special.)
The disastrous effects of the mock
heroics of the "movies" on the young
mind came to light today, when the
officials of the Oregon Electric rail
road discovered that Louis Sires, the
Chemawa student, who was credited
with saving the train recently from
being wrecked by a pile of ties, was
himself guilty of piling the obstruc
tion on the track, and flagging the cars
In an imitation of a maving picture
After heaping up the lumber on the
rails, the toungster who is now at
tending the Chemawa school, ran ahead,
and arrived just In time to stop the
train with a piece of red calico.
He was the recipient of consider
able commendation for what appeared
to be his foresight, but the. company
has been investigating, and the detec
tives now announce that the boy him
self was the guilty one.
An officer arrived in the city to
night for the purpose of thoroughly
investigating the affair and it is prob
able that the lad wll be taken into
MANY MEN HEAR HENRY
Attendance Increasing at Brief Xoon
Talks at Portland IT. M. C. A.
Several hundred men packed the
auditorium of the Young Men's Chris
tian Association yesterday noon when
Dr. J. Q. A. Henry, the evangelist, spoke
on "A Lost Bible." The address was
one of the most forceful Dr. Henry has
delivered in Portland. It was an ap
peal that the Bible teachings should not
be lost sight of in the daily struggle of
the business life.
Dr. Henry is speaking this week on
"Five Lost Things in Portland." He
will talk today about "A Lost Christ."
The subject tomorrow will be "A Lost
Kingdom." and on Friday, "A Lost
Soul." The meeting Saturday will be
addressed by Dr. W. B. Henson.
The meetings begin at 12:20 o'clock
each day and are adjourned promptly
at 12:50 o'clock. The attendance has
been larger than at any similar series
ever conducted by the Y. M. C. A. All
men are invited to attend.
FRANCHISES ARE HELD UP
Southern Pacific Must Kclease Old
Grants First, Says Mayor.
Mayor Rushlight is holding up the
franchises for the Southern. Pacific
Company on Fourth and on Jefferson
streets because the company officials
have not as yet filed with him a letter
releasing alj of their rights under their
present franchise. They promised such
"I am waiting for the letter of
release," said the Mayor yesterday,
when asked if he had signed the
franchises. "Superintendent Campbell
told me he would furnish a letter, set
ting forth that the company would
relinquish all rights in the old fran
chise. When I get that, I will sign
OREGON LEGISLATORS BY CARTOONIST REYNOLDS.
TS- THS &&0SY MO
fSS ooz f&es r-yr
Attempt at Defense Is
Met With Hisses.
FRIENDS ARE HOOTED DOWN
San Franciscans Aroused by
Reduction of Man's Bail.
PETITION EAGERLY SIGNED
Jurist's Pathetic Plea for Consider
ation of His Devotion to His
Mother, and tt City Fall on
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14. Standing
before a bitterly hostile mass meeting
of club women convened for the pur
pose of planning his political destruc
tion. Police Judge Welicr, against
whom a recall campaign has been
launched by members of the Oceanslde
Woman's Club and others, attempted
today to make a dramatic plea for jus
tice at the hands of his accusers and
met only with a volume of hisses and
catcalls that almost drove him from the
Cries of "Throw him. out" and "Down
with the rascal" came from all parts of
the hall and it was with difficulty that
the chairman, Mrs. A. W. Best, brought
about order to allow Judge Weller to
No Sympathy In Shown.
Judge Weller is accused because of
his action in reducing the bail of Albert
Hendricks, charged with assault upon
a young girl. Another police judge had
fixed bail at $3000. Weller reduced it
to 11000, and the prisoner, after gaining
his liberty by depositing this sum, fled
from the city.
In making his defense. Judge Weller
pleaded that he had followed the usual
custom of the police courts,
z He. spoke pathetically of. bis own
family, of- his devotion to his mother
and to the city. There was no answer
ing spark of sympathy ' from the grim
He left the platform amid a fresh
outbreak of angry cries.
Defenders Hlseil Io-ivn.
Other speakers, among" them attor
neys of prominence, attempted to speak
in behalf of the judge. They were
hissed off the platform, and finally the
chairwoman, pounding her gavel for
"We are not here to listen to a de
fense of Judge Weller. We are here to
present the case against him."
After several clubwomen and clergy
men had spoken in bitter denunciation
of the accused jurist, the first petition
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R.- A. Porter Named Director of
Lumbermen, W. D. Fenton and
A. D. Charlton of Northwestern.
By increasing its capital stocjc to
$250,000 the Merchants Savings & Trust
Company which at the same meeting
yesterday changed its name to the
Commerce Trust & Savings Bank
brought the aggregate capitalization of
Portland's banks up to $8,450,000.
All banks held their annual stock
holders' meetings yesterday. Their
reports showed them in prosperous
condition. Few changes in the di
rectorates were made.
R. A. Porter, a member of the well
known railroad contracting firm of
Porter Bros., builders of the North
Bank and Oregon Trunk roads, was
elected a director of the Lumbermen!!
National Bank to succeed Adolphc
Wolfe, who resigned on acccount of
press of private business.
W. D. Fenton. counsel for the South
ern Pacific, and A. D. Charlton, assist
ant general passenger agent of the
Northern Pacific, were added to the di
rectorates of the Northwestern Na
tional Bank and of the Portland Trust
R. W. Montague succeeds i. M.
Healy as director of the Merchants
National Bank and Lee A.. Johnson, of
Sunnysido. Wash., takes the place of
Willard Case as director and vice-president
of the Commerce Trust & Savings
The First National did not elect, a
director to succeed the late Jacob
SENATORS WANT TO READ
Resolution to Stop Subscriptions to
Xewspapers Is Defeated.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem, Or., Jan. 14.
(Special.) Suggesting that the proper
place to start economy would be to
kill a resolution providing for sub
scription to five daily newspapers for
each one of the Senators, Senator Mc
Colloch attacked the resolution today
by declaring that tho house-cleaning
should begin at home. He stated the
Senate spent $126 for newspapers at
the last session.
Senators Moser, Calkins and Miller
all declared in favor of subscribing
for the papers, stating that there was
no manner in which the Senators could
keep in closer touch with the people of
the state than through he newspapers
and they considered the expenditure an
Investment for the benefit of the state.
The motion to subscribe for the papers
carried, Carson, Dtmfck, Farrell, Kel
laher, McColloch, Rigsdale and Smith
of Coos voting no.
: Senator Carson said some of the
papers had been preaching legislative
economy so long he believed that this
was the proper place to start retrench
ment. GUEST OF HONOR ABSENT
Late Trains Deprive Society of Meet
ing Dixie Belle.
Miss Claire Wilcox, the attractive
debutante daughter' of Mr., and Mrs.
Theodore B. Wilcox, spent a most
nerve-racking day yesterday awaiting
the arrival of her guest. Miss Isabelle
Tyson, a charming girl from Dixieland,
who was to bave arrived on Monday,
but landslides, storms and all sorts of
things delayed the train, and trains are
no "respecters of persons," not even of
A dancing party had been arranged,
scores of guests had been asked to
meet the young visitor, and as the eve
ning drew nigh Miss Wilcox was wor
ried to distraction.
The dinner, presided over by Mis.
Helen Ladd-Corbett, was designed as a
welcoming event to precede the dance.
It took place, but the guest of honor
was not there.
As the spacious rooms of the Wilcox
home In King street began to fill with
the belles and beaux of smart society,
explanations were in order, but it was
a case of "on with the dance," and the
evening was, after all, a social success.
CHIEF OF SCOUTS IS DEAD
Captain John Dnrragh, Who Built
Vanderbilt Mansion, Passes Away.
SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 14. Captain
John Darragh, chief of the scouts un
der General Crook and General Haller
during the Indian campaigns, and for
merly a prominent construction engi
neer of New York City, died at his
home at Edmonds, 20 miles north of
here, yesterday, aged 83 years.
Mr. Darragh was born in Enfield,
X. Y., and came west in 1851. In 1884
he returned to New York andrengaged
with his brother in construction work,
building the first skyscraper in New
York City. Among the buildings erect
ed by Captain Darragh were the Waldorf-Astoria,
the Vanderbilt mansion,
the World building and other Im
portant structures. He retired from
business and returned to the Coast in
MAZAMAS WILL SEE CAVES
Portland! Club or Hikers to Explore
Josephine County Wonder.
GRANTS PASS. Or., Jan. 14. I Spe
cial.) The Mazamas, of Portland, in
a communication to the Commercial
Club here have pledged themselves that
early in the Summer the hikers, 100
strong, or more, will make a trip to th-!
famous Josephine County caves.
In reply to the good news the Com
mercial Club. has promised to convey
the Mazamas from the railroad to the
end of the journey, that all may ex
plore a wonder of the world.
Hay's Recess Appoint
DEMOCRATS' PROTEST FlITiLE
Meant to Embarrass
Lister Is Charge.
FREAK BILLS SHOWERED
Second Onslaught by Progressives
and Republicans Aioied at State v
" Printer's Off let; Democrailc
Forces to- Fight Buck.
OLYMPIA, Wash.. Jan. 14. (Specinl.)
The Democratic-Republican combinu
tion which so effectively organized the
two branches of the Washington Legis
lature Monday was ripped to pieces to
day in tho Senate, when Republicans
and Progressives lined up and by jn
overwhelming vote confirmed all recess
Republican appointments made by Gov
ernor Hay, and worked out a genenil
plan of procedure which, Demorcats de
clare, will greatly embarrass the Demo
cratic administration which begins to
morrow. In the outcome of the vote Demo
crats see a possibility of some of the
faithful party workers who are eligible
at the pie counter getting left.
The only way Governor-elect Lister,
who. it is said, had arranged to difli
out the choice plums, can do so now. Is
to discharge the men confirmed by the
Senate and appoint his own men in
their places. In doing this, he would
show his intentions to be purely politi
cal, it is said, and Democrats are in
clined to believe thdt he will refuse in
the majority of cases.
Hearnchc Only Are Left.
This will cause heart u-iieij for a small
army'v of faithful Democrats. it was
upon motion of Senator Josiuh Collins
that the confirmation question was
taken up. He moved thut the entire
list of appointments be confirmed, mid
the motion was seconded by Senator
Hutchinson, a Progressive. A storm of
Democratic reproach followed.
"You haven't any right to load these
men on to Governor Lister and his ad
ministration." declared onator l'eu?r
Jenseen, a Democrat.
"Confirmation of these Republicjns
means the embarrassment of Governor
Lister," Hiiid Senator Maguirc.
"The people of Washington voted for
a good government, and they a,-e en
titled to it," said Senator H. M. White.
Vote Stnnda 2H to 11.
"To make the government efficient,
the Governor should make his own ap
pointments. It Is wrong for you people
to shove off the men. on to our ad
ministration that caused yours to lose
Debate of the question o:cupied more
than an hour. The vote was 23 tj 11
for confirmation. Fish Commissioner
Riseland. whose appointment was taken
up separately, was confirmed also.
What the Democrats declared was a
second onslaught on the coming admin
istration was a Senate resolution call
ing for a detailed investigation of thu
office of State Printer, which was in
troduced and adopted. A committee
will be appointed to ascertain the cost
of printing and the net revenues, with
the end in view of purchasing a state
printing plant and eliminating the of
fice if possible. Inasmuch as this is
the best-paying job on the slate, the
Democrats will fight to the last ditch
any attempt to abolish ft. The commit
tee rlll have 30 days in which to com
plete a report.
Political Scheme Feared.
Following the session it w-as an
nounced that Democrats will Introduce
a bill In the House within the next
few days providing for the creation of
a state civil service commission simi
lar to that in Wisconsin. It Is planned
to have It become effective during the
administration of Governor Lister.
In this the Republicans and Progres
sives declare they smell a rat, and it
is certain they will oppose it on the
ground that it is a political scheme to
keep Democrats in office. The bill Is
to be introduced by Representative E.
L. Farnsworth, Democrat.
A joint memorial introduced by Sen
ator Rosenhaupt asking President-elect
Wilson to appoint a man of the Pacific
Northwest to the position of Secretary
of the Interior, was carried by a vote
of 33 to 8. Before the vote it was at
tacked by Republican Senators on the
ground that it Is not proper for a Re
publican Legislature to ask a Demo
cratic President for favors. It was ex
plained by supporters of the bill that
it is planned to have the Legislatures
of Washington, Oregon and Idaho
adopt Blmllar memorials to the Presi
dent. Rnlra Report Attacked.
A fight over rules occupied the at
tention of the House during tho en
tire morning, bringing out the oratory.
A hot attack was made on a report of
Speaker Taylor's rules commlttoe, in
which it was recommended that the
vote in committees' sessions be re
corded In the Journal.
It was the desire of many to require
the name of each speaker at committee
meetings as well as his business and
his interest In the bill as & part of the
record, but this was defeated after
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