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TTTR 'srOWXIXo' OTtEGOXIAX, MONDAY, DECEMBER 22. 1913. 3
LAW IS IGNORED
Proposal for Seat Checks in
Lifeboats Feature of Sea
men's Safety Bill.
CONFUSION IS PREDICTED
Preference to "Women and Children
'ot Provided For, and Nothing
Said as to Fate of Those
' Whose Boats Are Lost.
WASHINGTON; bee 11. "The un
written law of the sea. sacred since
man first braved the elements, that
women and children snail receive first
consideration in time of danger. Is re
pudiated and eliminated by the La
Follette seaman bill, aefects of which
have come to light dally."
Sea la Dtareaardea'.
The bill sets forth," said Mr. Thorp,
"the manner In which all passeng-ers,
men. women and children, regardless
of sex. shall be assigned to lifeboat
seats on boarding the ship.
"If complied with, this means that
in the event of emergency men must
take their allotted places regardless
of how many women or children re
mained behind. What would be done
with seat checks If one boat were
crushed before launching?
"If Ignored, as it would be by al
most every American man. whether he
Is a sailor or a John Jacob Astor. the
provision would simply involve addi
tional work and confusion In making
the seat assignments. This would
further needlessly complicate the boat
management already made Impossible
hv other provisions of the La Follette
Able Seaasen Net Defined.
"The bill is filled with similar ab
surdities which are cloaked beneath
the 'safety at sea' slogan. 'Able sea
men" are provided for. without restric
tion as to what their efficiency may
be. Life-rafts and life-preservers are
"The bill has obviously been drawn
by a man who has never visited the
(ireat lkes. bays and sounds on which
we carried SJ.000.000 passengers in 191S
without losing one."
The reference to the man who drew
the bill Is supposed to be to Andrew
Kuruseth. who has been fighting a
lifetime for the seamen's bllL
slaughter ended, took small boats and
proceeded to Amanadona. on the Rio
Negro, where General Varella and his
household were at the time.
To reach there this band bad to pass
my plantation. It had been rumored
that I was friendly with General
Varella, Therefore this band of cut
throats looted my place of all the
arms and ammunition they could find
and took me a prisoner.
Motorboat Saves Life. '
"Go males ordered me to be taken
out. tied and shot. This order was
about to be executed when one of his
men entered and said that as I was
the only man in the colony who could
repair bis motorboat it would be well
to let me do that work before I was
"Early in the morning of May 1
we came to the house of General
Varella. the customs agent, and close
friend of the murdered Governor. On
the veranda the two sons of the Gen
eral, boys of 17 and 19 years, were
asleep, with a man employed by Gen
eral Varella. Without warning the
murderers opened fire and the lads
and the man were killed In their cots.
PARDON IS URGED
Women Protest Hanging One
of Own Sex in Connecticut.
GOVERNOR GETS LETTERS
Petitions for Clemency Come From
All Over United States Execu
tive, However, Is Only
Cos 1 Pardon Machine.
HARTFORD. Conn, Dec SI. Gover
nor Baldwin, of Connecticut 1 being
deluged with petitions from every part
CONNECTICUT WOMAN. SENTENCED TO BE HANGED, AND
FOR WHOSE PARDON WOMEN OF COUNTRY PETITION.
HOMESTEAD BILL OFFERED
Sinnott Woo Id Permit Deferred
Kesldence of Three Years.
OREGOXIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Dec. II. Representative Sln
nott has Introduced a deferred resi
dence homestead bill under which
entrymen. after making filing, will not
be required to establish residence on
their land until three years after fil
ing: Under this bill the homesteader
must cultivate five acres the second
year after filing. 10 acres the third
year. 15 the fourth year, and 20 acres
the fifth year and nntll he receives
Slnnott. after conferring with offi
cials of the Interior Department and
members of the public lands com
mittee.' concluded It will be Impos
sible to repeal the cultivation clause
of the three-year homestead law and
proposed this bill as a compromise, in
tended to relieve settlers from resi
dence during the first years after they
file on Government lands, if they so
CHARTER ELECTION TARGET
James Downey to File Suit to Re
strain City or Willamette.
OREGON CITT. Or, Dec 31. (Spe
cial.) Another suit asking for a re
straining order against the City of Wil
lamette will be filed Monday in the
Circuit Court of the county by James
Downey, one of the largest taxpayers
of the town.
On the ground that the new charter
election cannot, be held there on De
cember 23 because the numbers of the
sections were changed when it was re
printed, the complaint will be based
in the court. The plaintiff will allege
that the changing of the numbers of
the sections makes the charter a new
one and that the Council cannot sub
mit it to the people because it has not
been on file for (0 days.
The former election was Ignored by
the Council, when the same plaintiff
filed suit contending that the charter
should have been submitted to tbe peo
ple by ordinance Instead of by resolu
tion and a new election, called by ordi
nance, was set. Now the plaintiff
comes In with this phase of his fight
and contends the whole affairs Is il
legal and void.
CANNERY OFFICERS NAMED
Board of Nine Will Look After Erec
tion of White Salmon Plant,
WHITE SALMON. Wash Dec SI.
Special- At a meeting at the home
of Fred 8. Baker. Friday, members of
the temporary cannery committee
named nine directors for the Co-operative
Cannery, who will act for six
There Is considerable preliminary
work to be done, but work will be
1ushed and It is expected that the
cannery will be ready for operation
in time to take care of the Spring
Capltcl in large amounts has been
offered hy men Interested In the wel
fare of the community. The directors
vrere selected from among the most
tromlnr.t orchardlsts in the valley, and
practically every district has been rep
resented on the board. Those named
were: C. S. Zlegler, Herbert Williams,
J. R. McCracken. L. O. Pyatt. Ira E.
Hyde H. W. Hamlin. Paul McKercher,
P. J. Packard and O. L. Aggers.
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Photo by Bain News Service.
MTtS. BESSIE J. WAKEFIELD.
From windows and doors General
Parella. who was a good shot, used his
rifle effectively on tho attacking
force, killing one and wounding seven.
They finally broke Into the house and
brutally murdered Varella."
TRICHINA WARNING OUT
UNCOOKED PORK FOXND TO BE
1-41 PER CE.XT DAXCEHOrS.
RUBBER HORRORS ARE TOLD
rContlr.ned FTom First Pire.)
into a house in San Fernando and filled
them with rum and at 7 o'clock in the
evening armed them with rifles. ' re
volvers and knives and turned them
loose. Tbe bouse In which General
Pull do had taken quarters was at
tacked and the Governor and 21 ethers
were murdered In the butchery that
Tra boose was plundered ef all val
uables and late that night a trench
was dug and the 27 bodies thrown into
It snd covered. Among the mardared
was the Governor's brother.
"Sixty picked men. after the
Outbreaks ef Disease, Especially li
Ferelga Colonies, to Be Expected
la Holiday Season.
WASHINGTON. Dec 21. To prevent
the spread of trichinosis, a dread dis
ease little known to the American peo
ple, the Department of Agriculture
Issued tonight a warning against the
consumption of raw or uncooked pork
products, which are said to be the
source of- the malady. In many dis
tricts of the country, particularly
those of large foreign population, the
statement says, large quantities of
pork are consumed in the Christmas
season, resulting frequently in cases
of seriously impaired health, if not in
The department asserts that In No
vember and December, 111. there
were S8 cases of trichinosis that ter
minated fatally in one aalifornia com
munity. In each Instance the disease
was traced to uncooked sausage
Other outbreaks of the disease with
many fatalities are cited.
The disease Is caused by a parasite,
or worm, microscopic in slxe, found
in ho: flesh, and there Is no known
effective method of treatment. Statis
tics based on inspections by Govern
ment scientists for nine years show
that 1.41 per cent of the 8.000.000 bogs
examined were Infected, with trichi
VICTIMS' BURIAL TUESDAY
Relatives or Each Drowned Boy Will
Attend Other's Funeral. .
The funeral of Richmond Fltsgerald
and John Nagle. the young men who
were drowned Saturday in the Columbia
Slough near the North Bank bridge, will
be held Tuesday. Nagle being buried in
the morning and Fitzgerald In the
Relatives of each will attend the
other's funeral, according to arrange
ments made by Mr. and Mrs. Graham
Fitzgerald and Mrs.' Otto Nagle, rela
tives of tbe drowned boys.
Fitzgerald, who lived at 1T7S Flske
street, and Nagle. whose home was at
1770 Druid street, were boating Satur
day morning, when FitsgeTald fell out
of the boat, and In trying to save him
Nagle was drowned.
BOY KILLED BY BURGLAR
Youth Summoned From Bath to In
vestigate Noise Meets Death.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dee. 21. Sum
moned from his bath last night by his
aunt. Miss Margaret DrlscoH. who asked
him to investigate a -noise In the hall,
Edward Drlscoll. 1" years old. was shot
and fatally wounded by a burglar. The
boy died later In the emergency hospi
tal. The burglar escaped, although
he was pursued for a block by Miss
The boy was the son ef Mr. and Mrs,
Daniel Drlscoll, of Menlo Park, ban
Mateo County, and has bean living here
for several months, being In the em
ploy of the Pact Ho Mail Steamship
Company, The house where the mur
der occurred Is In a fashionable resi
Milwaukee Is nave a new hater U east
of the United States urging his to ex
tend clemency to Mrs. Bessie J. Wake
field, who has been sentenced to bang
March 4 for the murder of her husband.
The petitioners are for the most part
women, although there la a sprinkling
of men. Letters and resolutions are
coming from anti-capital punishment
societies, from women's clubs, from so
ciological organisations and from indi
viduals in perhaps every state in the
United States, with a sprinkling of ap
peals from Canada and Europe. One ap
peal from far-off New Zealand found
Its way Into Governor Baldwin's letter
These appeals vary in tone. Many ar
gue the case, opposing hanging in gen
eral or hanging women In particular.
Many appeal to the Governor's sense of
chivalry. A large percentage mane
the assertion that to hang a woman
will be to disgrace tbe state. Some
threaten. The Governor has been
told of several unpleasant things that
the writers say will happen If he per
mits the execution to come to pass.
However, the Governor of Connecti
cut does net possess the pardoning
power. He has one vote in the noara
of pardons, that is all. All the peti
tions will go to the board, it is said.
Mrs. Wakelleld is only 2 years old.
She was convicted of killing her hus
band. William Wakelleld, largely as a
result of the testimony of her accom-
Dllee. James Plew. a farmhand. Plow
also has been convicted and sentenced
No woman has been hanged In Con
necticut since 1876.
A Partial List of Business and Professional People Now in the Morgan Building
Dr. E. C. McFarland
ISS-7 Morgan Bids..
Broadway and Washington Sta
19 A. SC. to IS at, 1 P. M. to 4 P. Ml
Main Sill Residence. Tsbor IMS.
H. F. Leonard, D. O.. M. D.
TM-TBT Morgaa Bids.
CONSULTATION AND SUROIBT.
Offloe Hours ls-11. l-f.
Pbonea Office. Main 70S, A 1T8I.
Residence. 7S Irving St.
Dr. E. Wesley Finzer
Office Honrs I to II A. It.. 1 to 8 P. at.
717-71 - Hortu Bids.
Phone Main 7t. A 170.
RANKS OF BOOSTERS GAIN
Salem Club's Publicity Department
Plans Extensive Campaign.
SALEM. Or, Dec 2L .Special.) A
booster campaign on a larger scale
than ever attempted before has been
inaugurated by tho promotion depart
ment of the Salem Commercial Club,
which plans making 1S14 a banner year
so far as advertising the city and coun
tv are concerned. Fred 8. Bynon, sec
retary of the department, declared to
day that nothing would be left undone
to attract Easterners to this county.
and, if present interest and enthusi
asm continue, there win do a record
breaking increase of population.
More than 160 new members of the
department were obtained Friday and
Saturday and Mr. Bynon says the num
ber will be increased to 200 tomorrow,
the last day of the campaign for mem
bership. The subscriptions of the new
members range from 16 to $120 a year,
the total subscriptions for the two days'
work being S2S53.
That the city and county face an
unusually prosperous year Is the con
sensus of opinion of business men and
farmers who have made a study of
conditions It is the general opinion
that, following the passage of the cur
rency bill, there will be a healthy tone
in all lines of business.
TWO LISTS ARE SELECTED
Vancouver Commercial Club to Elect
Directors January 1.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Dee. II. (Spe
cial.) The annual election of - the
board of directors of the Vancouver
Commercial Club will be held January
1, when 10 directors will be chosen
from two slates of 10 each, selected
by two committees of five each, ap
pointed by Henry Crass, retiring pres
ident of the club.
The twe slates to be to ted on and
10 names selected are:
61ate 1 J. H. Jagy, W, J, Kinney,
C. e. Irwin, S. J. Miller, James J.
Pad den, W. P. Connaway, H. R. Boho
fleld, J. B, Atkinson, W. U. Du Bois
and O, B, MoCall.
tilate I W, P. Oennaway, J. P.
Btapletnn, N, H. Allen, A, Burnham, C
8. Irwin, William O, Bates, a J.
Miller, James J, Padden, Vloter R.
Limber and W. Fester Hidden.
Dr. F. Q. Freeburger
gaits C-07 Morgan Bide.
Phases Office Mala '17.
Res., Tabor 111.
WASHINGTON ST, BROADWAY AND PARK SIS.
LIGHT. ITEtH HEAT. HOT AND COI.D WATER. ATfO
JAMTOR SERVICE ARE INCLUDE!! IN RENTAL CMARGK.
m S3 E3 333 333 to yd 9a!
The most admirably located office bnlldlag la Portias. Ne
expense has beee spared la Its constrnettoa aad eaalposeat te
make It thoroughly adaptable to all offlc meeds. Absolutely .
fireproof Uj with every fcaowu eeavemleuce for tenants.
Gas and cejnpreaacd air for use ef doctors and dentists.
Dr. D. H. Rand
Bears Day, 1:10 ta t: Sundays, 11:1
to 11 M. Evening Tuesday and Satur
day. 7:S0 to 1.
Office. tOl to 67 Morsan Bids;.
Residence. 164 24th St. North.
, .Telephone Main Sit, Rome A Slit,
Dr. Elo f T. Hedlund
Dr. Dallas Lay.
. 4at-4S Morsan Bids. ,
Marshall . a 1117.
Dr. John W. McCollom
EYE. EAR. NOSB AND THROAT.
Office Phones Main lit. A 175L
Ra Phone Main :.
Dr. J. H. Miller
Colts Ms-7 Morsan Bids.
Main 1117. v
Millard C. Holbrook
Moved from Medical Bid.
Te S07 Marian Bid.
SMITH A CO.
Dr. Henry C. Fixotl
' S5 Morgan Building.
Office Honrs A. M.. S-S P. M.
TeL Main 1. A 1751.
Dr. H. A. Huffman
40 Morgan Bids.
Office hoars t to 11. 1:1 ta 4.
Thomas Wynne W atis, M. D.'
DISSA8ES OP THE 8KIN.
' M(-t07 Morgan Bids.. Portland. Or.
Dr. Charles E. Moreland
;;i, Stl. 10 Morgan Bide
Phone Mala !&.
Telephones: Office Main 8T9S.
Residence Main 3278. A S278.
Hours 9 A. M. to 5 P. M.
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
8:10 A. M. to 12 M.
Dr. Fred A. Reisacher
718 MORGAN BUILDING.
E. Nelson Neulen, M. D.
Frank H. Morey, D. D. S.
BOS. 504. SOS.
H. M. Greene, M. D.
S51 Morgan Building.
Washington and Broadway. -Office
1 to t P. M. Main Mil. A 4MB.
its Fiftieth Bt. N. X. Tabor 1014,
Dr. E. G. Clark
il Morgaa Bids.
Phones Main lilt, A 1781.
Dr. Martin Abelsori
401 Morgan Bldg.
Phone Mala 1477.
Dr. William F. Hubbard
Suite 101-104 Morgan Bldg.
Phone Main 141.
Hoars 11 to 11 A. M., S to S P. M.
Ceo. Earle Henton, M. D.
DISEASES OP TBE ETE AND
Office Hours to 11 A. M., 1 to -M
P. M.) Sunday. 9 to 11 A. M. Evenings
Phone: Main (607; Res.. Tabor Mil.
Dr. Jack M. Yates
Phones Main 1214.
Dr. C. B. Brown
Phoa Main 6, A 1111.
Monarch Dental Laboratory
T. a. MUNSON. Prop.
814 Morgaa Bldg.
Phone Marshall 1M1.
Farrin & Micelli '
Removed to 835-S3&-687 Morgan Bldg.
Phone Main 167S.
Dr. C. O. Young
Physician and Surgeon.
Main 1013, A 4141.
Harry J. Anderson, M. D.
PHTSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Phones: Main 5161; Res.. Main S1SS.
Honrs: 1-11 A. M., 1 to i P. M,
Dr. Lloyd Irvine
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Suite G51-SS7 Morgan Bldg.
Office phones: Main 1236. A J751.
Res. phons. Mala 2161.
Dr. J. W. Borders
Dr. H. P. Borders
Dr. L. Bogan
est- Morgan Bldg,
Phone Main SMO.
H. Ta Moody.
Phone Main S7.
DR. LEON E. SOOK
Optometrist and Optician.
EYESIGHT TROUBLE CORRECTED.
Broken Lenses Duplicated.
458-7-8-8-60 Morgan Building.
Evenings and Sundays by Appointment.
Talepbones Office: Marshall 96. A S827.
Residence. C 12.
Dr. Frank I. Ball
804-805 Morgan Building.
Phone Main 2844.
John Welch Dental Depot
(It, (11 Morgan Bldg.
Dr. F: H. Dammasch
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
400-401 Morgan Bldg.
Office Honrs 11 to 11; 1 to 4:10; 7 to t
Sunday by appointment only.
Office Phones: Main 37(1. A IMS.
Residence. 21 East 22d. near Haw
thorn Phone, East 77. B tilt.
, Dr. H. N. Lacy
, OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN
SUITE 801. MORGAN BLDG.
201-1-3 Morgan Bldg.
Home Phone A 181.
Pacific Phone Marshall lit.
EUGENICS SET BACK
Wisconsin Law Regarded as
of No Effect.
CEREMONY NOT NECESSARY
Lawyer Quotes Court Decision Set
ting; Forth Form of Contract.
Supporters of Xtn Law
Are in Quandary.
MILWAUKEE, Dec 21. The eugenics
marriage law, which will go into effect
January 1, received a blow today, when
Horace B. Walmsley, an attorney. Is
sued a statement that a marriage cere
mony in Wisconsin was unnecessary
and therefore the eugenic measure was
"All that is required in this state is
that two persons who are not married
at the time agree to accept each other
as mates," said Mr. Walmsley. "No
service is necessary and the physical
examination required by the late law
cannot be enforced."
Court Decision Cited.
The contention of Mr. Walmsley is
based on a decision of the State Su
preme Court, April 8, 1913. The de
cision holds that any man or woman
nob married at the time may make a
legal and valid contract of marriage
without any license, medical examina
tion, priest, clergyman or magistrate.
No written statement nor writs are
ree required, but the court suggested
that for the benefl of both parties it
would be well to sgn an agreement as
"The persons who have signed this
paper on this day take each other for
husband and wife, being then in the
State of Wisconsin, and they beginning
to live together as such husband and
Eugeulsts la Quandery.
The court also suggested that there
be duplicate copies of the agreement.
Then if either party wishes the paper
to be made a reoord with the register
of deeds, all that is necessary is to
have two witnesses sign it, pay a no
tary public a fee and the ceremony is
Thla dlsoovery has thrown the eu
geuio supporters Into a state of uncer
tainty. Xegro'a Disguise Folia Lynchers.
MORRILLTON, Ark., Deo. IL Dis
guised as a washwoman, Charles Ball,
a negro, charged with having mur
dered John Williams, a white merchant.
yalked past a mob intent on lynching
him In jail here. When the mob
reached the Jail the officers held them
back until Hall could don a woman's
attire. The negro was taken to the
penitentiary in Little Rock.
SHERIFF IS TOLD TO ACT
(Continued From First Page.)
telegram to Sheriff Rand is as follows:
"The Information received indicates
the town of Copperfield in your county
is in control of organized "vice and that
law-abiding citizens are without due
protection of law. Common decency
and the interests 'of the taxpayers de
mand that this condition of affairs for
ever cease, and in order that there may
be no delay in enforcing the law .and
preventing further breaches of 1 the
peace, you are hereby directed to close
at once and keep closed until further
at your finger nails.
Are they rough and un
sightly, or are they neat
and well cared for?
Anybody's Sister will
appreciate as a Christ
mas Gift a nice
We have too many and
must close them out.
We will sell
A $7.00 Set for $5.00
A $4.50 Set for $3.25
A $3.50 Set for $250"
A $2.50 Set for $1.90
All high-grade goods of
Ebony, Ivory or Pearl
in fancy cases.
Other bargains also.
Come and see us. Be
tween Washington and
Stark on Fourth Street.
notice all saloons and other places in
said town wherein intoxicating liquors
are sold. Should your office find itself
In need of assistance in maintaining
these orders, please notify us and same
will be forthcoming. Kindly wire me
as to the action taken by your office
in this matter."
TIGERS' CHEER CUP IS DRY
Saloons Ordered Not to Sell to Mi
nors; Pupils Object.
PRINCETON. N. J., Dec. 21. (Spe
ciaL) Princeton has taken another
step toward the solution of the drink
ing problem among students.
Dean McClenahan has Berved notice
to proprietors of all drinking places in
Princeton that the university will hold
them to strict account if liquor is
served to minors.
This action by the dean has caused
criticism by a few of the undergradu
ates, who contend that it is 111-advlsed
at the present time when so much has
already been done for the bettering
of conditions by the voluntary action
of the students themselves.
Colonel Yates Ordered South.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
t ti-- 9-1 T.iAtitt.n-Colonel Ar
thur W. Yates, quartermaster, now at
Portland, is oraerea 10 ou 1 1 a.u
for temporary duty until April 6, when
Japan's national debt amounts to 11,800,-
01 Practical Utility !
The Thermos Carafe is the good
servant in the home ; it will save more
steps than anything else in the world.
Keeps beverages steaming hot in the winter
and ice cold in the summer. It is the gift
both useful and beautiful.
THERMOS CARAFES came in two qualities, I3.50.
and ,.00. Thermos botiks $1.00 to 3.00. Thermos
Luncheon Kits from $z.oo op.
At an Good Dealers In Your City
ijjok for the name Thermos on the bottom
Qaart Bottles J2.5o American Thermos Bottle Company
' Norwich, Conn.
Pint Settles $1.50
"We carry a complete line of Thermos Bottles,
in every size and variety, from the humble $1.00
type for children's school lunches, to the most ex
pensive type made. We sell at manufacturer's
prices and carry no imitations. When you buy a
Thermos, you buy satisfaction, and when you buy
it from us, you are certain that you are receiving
the latest type.
W00DARD, CLARKE & CO.
Wood-Lark Bldg., Alder St. at West Park