Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View This Issue
VOL. L.IV. XQ. 10,611. PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2Q, 1914. ' PRICE FIVE CENTS.
t .. . ,, ,. - , ...
SUPPORT OF CITIES
PLEDGED TO EXHIBIT
State Developers Urge
Display at Ashland.
LEGISLATIVE AID TO BE ASKED
Hundreds of Delegates Go to
Eugene to Push 1 91 5 Project.
PORTLAND GATHERING NEXT
Resolution Seeks to Take Josephine
Caves Out of Forest Reserve as
j Public lie sort Radiators Are
k I Convention City 'Hosts.
BT ADDISON BENNETT.
EUGENE. Or.. Feb. 19. (Special.)
When Eugene arose this morning she
dressed herself In "her best suit of
clothes," for the weather was fine, the
air balmy and she was expecting com
pany. About as soon as the 60 Radiators
could don their uniforms, draw on their
gloves and perfume their whiskers, the
guests began to arrive: even before,
for 40 had come in on the night trains.
Specials Arrive Early.
First came the Roseburg special over
the Southern Pacific with 120 from that
town and 30 picked up at Sutherlin:
then the Cottage Grove special with
60, the Salem special, over the Oregon
Electric, with 130; the Corvallis special
with 65 and 25 from Albany, and finally
the Portland special, over the Oregon
Electric, with 146.
Aside from these several hundred had
come from the adjoining country and
nearby towns, and the Radiators were
busier than shoemakers extending the
glad hand and exhibiting the Radiator
smile, which is held by them under
letters of patent
Then we all began to mix and get
acquainted and renew old friendships.
Borne even hunted a drink, but the town
Is as drinkless as Copperfleld.
" Radiators Are Radiant.
Then came lunch. About 300 stormed
the Osborn Hotel to good purpose, while
others, like George Hyland and Tom
Richardson, sought the beaneries and
And all the time the Radiators were
radiating their wonderful smile and
oiling their hands to make their hand
shake gladder. We liked it. Their
greetings Bounded good, their cheers
rang true, their handshakes were warm
and hearty. In fact, Eugene has about
the most hospitable lot of citizens in
the world. She ought to have, fully to
represent so beautiful a city.
At 10:30 everybody went to the Opera
House, which was soon packed with the
Jolliest audience ever assembled In Ore
gon. The stage was occupied by about
B0, everyone loaded with a speech, many
f which are still gnawing at the "in
wards." An undelivered speech is
but everybody knows how It burns and
consumes like a dose of brlckdust.
Visitors Formally Welcomed.
M. J. Duryea, secretary of the Eu
Cne Commercial Club, called the meet
ing to order and then called Judge W.
M. Colvlg to the chair.
I. L. Goodrich welcomed the visitors
on behalf of the Commercial Club and
was followed by ex-Mayor Rodgers, of
Balom. who quite outdid himself in ora.
torical fireworks in a welcome from the
seat of government.
Tom Richardson took the floor and
explained why We were here to fur
ther the Idea of having an exhibit at
Ashland during the 1915 fair. Of course,
Turn did this well, making a strong
argument for such exhibit and showing
the financial end could be man
aged. Tom also threw a lot of verbal
bouquets at Eugene but all deserved.
Here came Ashland's famous male
quartet, composed of M. E. Briggs, H.
J. Enders, Jr., D. D. Morris and A. L.
Strickland. They are some singers.
They were encored heartily.
1'. Vm Chapman Warms Audience.
C. C. Chapman, secretary of the Port
land Commercial Club, made a tine argu
ment for the Ashland exhibit. He
warmed the audience up considerably,
bringing several aniens and hallelujahs
from J. E. Werlein and other revival
slumtet's in the audience.
William Woodhead, president of the
Associated Ad Clubs of America, next
heid forth and he is a master when it
jromea to word pictures. ..e told us a
few things about the Golden Gate, ad
vertising', honesty, society, Oregon and
Washington and drew much applause
and many aniens. For by this time the
audience, including the aforementioned
Werlein, was in prime condition for a
fi ont scat at a camp meeting.. !
Then up stepped 18 . oung men, com
posing the University of Oregon Glee
Club, and they sure gave us some songs,
showing that' they fully understand the
glee in their club name. They would
be singing yet if the audience had
been allowed to rule.
Spellbinder "Talks Sense."
Thers is not a tail feather lett in
the American eagle. George Hyland
got upon his feet and yanked them
all out. then burned his fingers' on
the big dipper, for George is "if wben
comes to spellbinding and at the
ame time talking sense. He is good to
listen to. He brought forth more
amens and hallelujahs.
The secretary then read the following
resolutions, which were unanimously
adopted: ' .
Whereas. Josephine caves, a great-natural
.(Concluded on Fas 5.)
MEANS VOTE FOR HI
SEATTLE MAYORALTY ASPIRANT
ADOPTS HUMBLE EMBLEM.
Puffs From Lowly Symbol of Poverty
Will Take Place of Usual
SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 19. (Spe
cial.) The meek and lowly corncob
pipe, unostentatious symbol of pov
erty and meditation, has been adopted
by Hi Gill's mends as the emblem for
his final Mayoralty campaign.
Jus as Roosevelt called on his fol
lowers to display the red bandanna
neckerchief by day and night; Just
as Champ Clark's followers convulsed
a Nation with the "houn' dawg" slogan.
so Is Seattle to be constantly remind
ed by the smoking of thousands of
corncob pipes that a defeated cham
pion has upset all "dope" by "coming
Ther edict has. gone forth from the
throneroom of the friends of Hiram.
He whose sympathy is branded "Hi
Gill" will puff industriously in public
Places at the hitherto despised corn
cob. No political talkfest will .. be
complete without the old cob.
King Corncob will be among the ar
ticles of fashionable attire worn by
some of "our" best people in public for
the next few days and will eliminate
much billboard advertising. Hi and
his pipe are too closely associated
in the public mind for one to be re
called without the other being an Im
The straw vote and its always un
truthful results will be eliminated and
hereafter he of the Inquiring mind may
count corncobs and register each as a
vote for Gill, permitting the non
smokers to go on the "stay-at-home'"
list of 12,000 voters.
DOUBLE PENALTY REFUSED
Man Fined for Alleged Drowning At
tempt Not Held for Trespass.
After having been fined J50 in the
District Court Wednesday for an al
leged attempt to drown Miss N. A.
Weare, 1816 East Flanders street, while
she was taking a bath, Leon Seybold
appeared in Municipal Court yesterday
to answer to a charge of trespass In
connection with the same offense.
Judge Stevenson threw the case out of
Miss Weare testified that Seybold en
tered her bathroom while she was bath
ing and thrust her head underneath the
BABES T0SSED FROM FIRE
Man Near Raymond Also Cntclies
Wife Jumps From Windows
RAYMOND. Wash., Feb. 19. (Spe
cial.) Catching his two babies as they
were thrown from the burning home
through a window above by his wife.
who then jumped and was caught by
him, E. D. Knuth, who .had dropped
from the window, saved his family by
a narrow margin early yesterday when
his homo in Rlverdale was destroyed.
The house was owned by Edward
Parsell and the loss on it was $2000,
with $1500 insurance. The furniture
was insured for $500.
DANIELS FAVORS MARRIAGE
Secretary Helps Naval Lieutenant
Cease Encumbering Eartli.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. "Bachelors
encumber the earth," remarked Secre
tary Daniels today when he ordered
Lieutenant Harrison E. Knausa de
tached from the Presidential yacht
Mayflower, so he could be married.
The Mayflower is going to Mexican
"I am In favor of matrimony for Rll
naval officers," said the Secretary,
"and I shall do all In my power to help
such a good cause along."
DIXIE FAITHFUL TO GORE
Mississippi Lower House Sends Con
gratnlations to Senator.
JACKSON. Miss., Feb. 19. The lower
house of the Mississippi Legislature
adopted a resolution today congratu
lating United States Senato. Gore, of
Oklahoma, "upon his happy deliverance
from the snares . of political enemies
and the triumphant vindication of his
Senator Gore is a native of Missis
sippi and was at one time page In the
lower house of the Legislature.
"DRY" STUDENTS CAMPAIGN
Army of Walla Walla Adventlsts
Visit Business Men.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Feb. 19.
(Special.) The city was invaded today
by a .temperance army of the students
of Walla Walla College, the Adventist
Institution three miles west of the city
being given a day's vacation.
They distributed a temperance pub
lication and visited most of the busi
ness houses and residences, working
TRAINMEN JVIN INCREASE
Arbitrators Grant $100,000 More
Annually to 5 000 Employes.
CHICAGO, Feb. 19. Increases In
wages approximating $100,000 annually
were granted today to 5000 trainmen
of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Railroad by a board- of arbitration,
which has been sitting for three
The decision of the arbitrators were
otherwise generally favorable to the
General Arbitration to
WILSON HOLDS CONFERENCE
President Insists on Repeal of
CHAMBERLAIN DRAWS LINE
Amendment Offered Defining Ex
emptions, Including Japanese
Question, Monroe Doctrine
and Panama Canal Act.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. Extension
of general arbitration treaties with for
eign nations as the first move in the
general policy of the Administration
to rehabilitate foreign relations In the
United States seemed assured tonight
after the Senate had taken up consid
eration of expired treaties and had de
signed the issues involved in the situa
tion confronting the Nation.
Before the debate In the Senate be
gan on treaties with Great Britain,
Japan. Italy, Spain. Norway, Sweden,
Portugal and Switzerland, President
Wilson had conferred with Senators
and Representatives about the treaties,
as well . as the paramount issue of
Panama Canal tolls. He was assured
by leaders , of both houses that they
would vote to repeat the totl exemption
for American ships after the treaties
had been ratified.
European Impression Cited.
The President explained that It was
the universal view of Enrnnun no
tions that the United States had vio
lated the Hay-Pauncefote treaty by
me exemption clause in ton Panama
Canal act. He said no official repre
sentations to that effect had bc--i pre
sented before; in fact, that there had
been no Drotest from r.reat ri--'
during the present Administration
W . . i A! a. 1 1 .. .
mat us Knew me impression was
broadcast In Eurona that th TTnit.x
States-was becoming -remiss - In the
Keeping of treaty obligations.
in tne senate th lines of demarca
tion as to the foreign policy of the
Government were sharply drawn when
Senator Chamberlain, of Oregon, sub
mitted a general amendment to all
pending treaties which would exemr-t
from arbitration by the tribunal of The
Hague the following subjects:
Admission of aliens Into the United
Admission of alien children Into the'
(Concluded on Page 3.) '
JWK bS44. jcyy
4 OvJO sy-.
I r .1 : 1
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. Si
degrees; minimum. 41 degrees.
TODAY'S Occasional rain; winds mostly
Administration will recognise ' state's
"equity in power from navigable
streams. Page 1.
Treaty extension policy develops. Page 1.
Small business men to be exempt from anti
trust bill provision. Page T.
Society Islands all digging for buried gold.
Accuser of Maury I. Dlggs now says Paul
A. Spott also is guilty. Page 8.
Mexican combatants agree on neutral zone
at Torreon. Page 2.
Mexican bandit Castillo In cell. Pager T.
Goethals is non-committal about New York
Job on arrival home. Page 5.'
Miles of orange groves flooded. Page 1.
Valet robs home of Eugene de Sabla.
Arbitrators-' grant more pay to Burlington
trainmen, page 2. '
Alabama train held up, robbers get f40,00O.
. rase l. .
Columbia defeats Lincoln at soccer. 5 to O.
McCredie approves Ban Johnson's fight on
Murphy. Pase 14.
Washington basketball team loses 20 to 13
to Oregon Aggies. Page 14.
"Matty" unfolds career's ambition. Page 14.
Santa in Pongee sees ball game. Page 15.
Governor West says he will order Miss
liobbs to march on Cove. Page 6.
Corncob clpo adopted as emblem by HI GUI
at Seattle. Page 1. '
Support of Oregon cities pledged to 1913
Ashland .exhibit at Eugene.- Page 1.
Southern Pacific and Portland, Eugene
Eastern to give stopover privileges to ala
"Ashland exhibit, 1915-' plan. Page 5.
Initiative measures threaten to cause jplit
in Washington parties. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
England heavy buyer of low-grade Coast
hops. Page 19.
Wheat firmer at Chicago on reports of crop
damage. Page 19.
Wall street epeculatlgn checked anil price
movements small. Page 19.
Officers of General Hubbard on trial today.
Page js. ,
Plans for pushing work on public docks
made. Page 18.
Portland and Vicinity.
Court apologizes to defense in Connors
Connolly trial. Page 8.
Council may be compelled to postpone deci
sion on auditorium site, if City Attoi
ney's report is not ready. . Page 9.
Knights of Pythias hold jubilee. Page 8.
Welfare workers sell thousands of fibs.
Leone Cass Baer reviews "Robm Hood"
opera at Helllg. Page 4.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 19.
LIQUOR "JOKER" IS FOUND
Oakland May Have More Saloons
Than It Voted For.
OAKLAND Feb. 19 (Special.)
When the Hart ordinance croes Into ef
fect on March 1 the City Council will
have the power, under Its provisions,
to grant 38 retail -. liquor f licenses
above the number fow in existence
This discovery wai made by Police
Chief Petersen today.
Commissioner Turner was angered at
"This Council will never be unani
mous on a question of taking advan
tage of this joker If it exists," he de
clared. "I will vote against any such
attempt." Mr. Turner then instructed
Chief Petersen to prepare a list of the
names and addresses of all persons
holding retail liquor licenses in the
SPEAKING OF AUDITORIUM SITES-
? sMDlUIUIILUa 0 nnrtnn 01
S ' , iTlA HUn. I
STATE'S EQUITY' If!
Federal Control, How
WILSON'S POLICY FORMULATED
Doctrine Will Be Applied to
END OF DISPUTE SOUGHT
Administration Would Grant Permits
Only to Concerns Operating Un
der State Laws' That Are
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. Assertion of
the power of the Federal Government
under the Constitution to control the
building of all water power projects,
but recognition of the equities therein
of the states of the Union this is the
cardinal principle In the conservation
policy of- the Wilson Administration so
far as it affects the navigable streams
of the country.
Secretary Garrison, of the War De
partment, is the author of the plan,
which has been indorsed by President
Wilson and the Cabinet. Its details
will be made public in a letter from
the Secretary to Chairman Adamson, of
the House committee on interstate and
foreign commerce, when the latter re
turns to Washington and is consulted
by Mr. Garrison.
End of Controversy Honed For.
Through its policy the Administra
tion hopes to end the controversy,
oftentimes a bitter one, that has been
agitated for the last few years between
the supporters -of the doctrine of state's
rights and the advocates of strict Na
tional regulation In conservation. In
substance, Congress would be asked to
pass legislation authorizing the Secre
tary of War to Issue permits for the
construction of water power projects
such permits to be Issued only In what
might be deemed proper cases by the
Permits then would be given only to
concerns that arj incorporated as pub
11c utilities under the state laws to
safeguard the interests of the publio
from discriminations, monopolies and
other evils which . uch statutes through
out the Nation generally aim to pre
vent. Returns in rental or tolls would
go to the states.
Mr. Garrison does not believe there
Is any question about the legal right
(Concluded on Page 2.)
$40,000 IS BOOTY
OF TRAIN RHRRFRQ
I 111111 J u UL I lJ
REGISTERED lAIIj OX QUEEN &
CRESCENT LOOTED. ,
Mail Clerk Who Tries to Resist Is
Stabbed fosse With Blood
hounds Sent to Scene.
BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Feb. 19. A
Queen & Crescent Railroad passenger
train bound from Newi York to New
Orleans was held up tonight at 9
o'clock by three masked robbers, who
obtained four sacks of registered mail.
said to have contained more than 40,
At Attala three men boarded the en
gine and one and one-half miles south
of Attala held up. the engine crew at
the point of revolvers. They then ran
the train to within Ave miles of Iron
dale, where they forced the crew to
uncouple the mall and express cars
from the remainder of the train. -
After compelling the engineer to run
the express and mail cars a mile south
the robbers forced the crew to uncou
ple the mall cars. They covered the
five mail clerks with revolvers and 'de
manded the registered mail pouches.
One clerk attempted to procure a gun
ana was stabbed.
The robbers ransacked the car, took
the New York-New Orleans registered
pouches and jumped off, leaving a sack
containing 10,000 behind. The ex
press car was not molested.
Birmingham officials of the road
were notified of the holdup and a spe
cial train rushed officers and blood
hounds to the scene. No trace of the
robbers was found.
$2000 BUTTONS JACKET
Woman From Australia Wears Nine
Pounds of Gold Nuggets.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 19. ( SDeclal
Wearing a jacket with buttons .of
goia nuggets weighing from 15 to 20
ounces each, valued at x '' n n ft onH n-niv.
Ing nine pounds, Mrs. J. A. Whittman,
a pretty young Australian woman, ac
companied by her husband, arriven In
San Francisco today by the steamer
juoana, on a tour of the world.
Mr. Whittman, who Is a millionaire
of Western Australia, Is one of the
miners who. 18 years aero. dlscnvri
the Slug Hill gold mining district of
Australia, which has produced some of
tne biggest nuggets ever found. He
nimseir found a nugget yelghing 110
ounces, which he presented to Mrs.
w nittman when they were married.
BRITISH MUSEUM ROBBED
International Art Thieves Take Pic
tures of Great Value.'
PARIS, Feb. 19. According to infor
mation received by the Paris police,
several pictures of great value have
been stolen from the British Museum
the thefts being the work of a band of
international art thieves.
Police arrested today a Belgian In
the act of taking away some packages
wnich had been deposited in the bag
gage-room of the Northern Railroad
terminus. These, it Is alleged, con
tained several of the stolen paintings
The Belgian is believed to have four
accomplices, whom the police have un
"PINK TEA" HELD ILLEGAL
Women Who Wrould Entertain Voters
as They Register Are Warned.
BUTTE, Mont., Feb. 19. County At
torney McCaf f ery today rendered an
opinion to the County Commissioners
that the proposed pink tea to be given
Saturday in the offices of the Commis
sioners to the women of Butte as they
enter the Courthouse to register for
the approaching school election will be
a violation of the corrupt practices act
passed by the last Legislature.
The County Attorney further states
that if the tea is held as tIannvi .n
complaints are made to him he will
prosecute the women promoting, the
tea and those accepting a drink.
GRAZERS TO HAVE HEARING
Meat Supply Affected by Proposed
Laws on Public Range.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. Hearing
on new laws to regulate grazing on
non-araDie public lands will begin here
March 3, as the result of a. mnfiiii
today between Representative Kent, of
California, Chief Forester Graves and
President Wilson. The legislation will
affect the meat supply.
Mr. Kent told -the President much IH1
territory could be used for cattle-rnia.
Ing if new laws permitted.
THAW BATTLE TO OPEN
Final Preparation Made for Rearing
of Habeas Corpus Suit.
CONCORD. N. It. Feb. 19 Final
preparations were made tonight for the
hearing of Harry IC Thaw's petitions
for a writ of habeas cornus a nH nr
admission to bail to be held before
Judge Aldrich In the Federal Court to
morrow. Chief interest centers in fh
question of bail, for whatever the deel-.
sion in tne question of habeas corpus,
the question will be taken to the TTnitori
States Supreme Court.
PIGEON IS FAR FROM HOME
Potlatch, Wash., Finds Exhausted
Carrier With Minnesota Band.
POTLATCH. Wash, Feb. 19. Around
the leg of an exhausted carrier pigeon
picked up here today was a small band
bearing the inscription "J. H. BulL
ISdina Mills, Minnesota, 24."
Mil rn nr
Has Record Rain.
MANY TOWNS ARE ISOLATED
Motorboat and Auto Collide in
Streets of Venice.
PROPERTY DAMAGE HEAVY
Railroads Entering Ixs Angeles
Forced to Ronto Trains Over
Branch Line Rancher and
Boy Are Drowned.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19. Two lives
were lost and damage estimated at
sums ranging from S0n,O0O to $1,000.
000 was wrought by the storm which
sent a record rain to six Southern Cal
ifornia counties during the past two
days. At several points near Los An
geles a precipitation of from six to.
eight inches was recorded In the pe
riod between midnight Tuesday and 8
A, M. today. The orange-growing sec
tion and the railroads suffered most.
The three trunk lines entering Los
Angeles, the Southern Pacific, the San
ta Fe and the Salt Lake railroads, were
compelled to route all trains over a
Santa Fe branch line. Santa Barbara
and towns in the foothills were still
cut off, although the former was ex
pected to regain rail communication
with the outside tonight
Orange Orchards Washed Out.
At Covlna, in the fruit-growing sec
tion, the storm wrought damage esti
mated at $100,000. Orange orchards
were washed out there.
The body of Harold Seltz. a rancher
drowned there yesterday, was recov
ered. The body of Emmet Osterman.
the 13-year-old boy drowned at Santa
Barbara, was believed to have been
swept out to sea.
Many houses were destroyed In this
city and In the outlying county 35
miles southeast hundreds. of acres were
Inundated. The homes of SO Mexican
families in the same district were
At Venice, a resort on the ocean
shore, the canals flooded the town and
a motorboat cruising through the
streets collided with an automobile in
which Mayor Holbrook was making a
tour of investigation.
More Coming, but Worst Over.
The storm was most severe in the
territory surrounding Los Angeles
within a radius of 200 miles. The heav
iest rainfall was in San Antonio Can
yon, of Pomona, where eight and a
quarter inches were recorded between
noon and nightfall yesterday.
All of the electric suburban lines ra
diating out of Los Angeles were crip
pled and some of them will not be in
operation for another day or two. The
entire country between the city and
the harbor at San Pedro was under wa
ter yesterday and today, making a
shallow lake some 15 miles in circum
ference. The Weather Bureau predicts more
rain for tonight and tomorrow, but the
forecaster declares the worst is over.
The sun shone fitfully today.
RELIC NOT DIGGER INDIAN
Paleontologist Disposes of Stanford
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19. (Special.)
Professor John C. Merriam, associate
professor of paleontology and histori
cal geology of the University of Cali
fornia, is In Los Angeles to determine
whether the three-foot-high man found
in La. Brea asphalt pit belonged to the
Professor Merriam has already dis
posed of the theory advanced by a
Stanford savant that the bones were
those of a Digger Indian, declaring
that the depth of the asphaltum pit at
which the bones of the man were found
made such a theory Impossible.
BILL AIMED AT FASHIONS
Maryland Lawmaker Would Bur
High Heels, Slits and Late Dance.
ANNAPOLIS, Feb. 19. Representa
tive Snowden introduced a bil ltoday in
the Maryland House of Delegates to
prohibit the wearing by girls and .;.
women of high-heeled shoes and slit .
skirts and also the prohibition of such
dances as the turkey trot, the bunny
hug, the tango and the loop the loop.
The bill prescribes that money col
lected from fines for violating its pro
visions' be used to "educate girls how
to dress decently."
SCHOONER IS IN TROUBLE
Bandon Learns That Randolph Is
Off Port Orford Details Lacking.
BANDON, Or., Feb. 19. The gaso
line schooner Randolph Is in trouble off
Port Orford, according to advices re
ceived here tonight. There are no de
The Randolph Is a small vessel of ten
tons which plies between the ports of
Coos Bay and other Oregon points. She
is SO feet long and her beam is B.S feet.
Her home port Is Coos Bay.