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THE MOHNTXG OREGONIAN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1914. -
Country's War Strength Probe
Jhought Untimely by Ad
, ministration 'Leaders.
EXECUTIVE YET HOPEFUL
inii till urn pwijCB Jia J fifty ini"
porta nt Part in Bringing 10 u ro
pe it n Conflict to dose Is Cause
for Advice to Congress.
MULTNOMAH DELEGATION'S CANDIDATE FOB SPEAKER
AND OFFICERS OF DELEGATION.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 While Presi
dent Wilson Is not expected to seek to
mould the position ol Congress on the
resolution of Representative Gardner
-. ti ti .1 InvABtivatlnn nf Vl mllltarV
strength of the United States, officials
close to the White House said tonight
he would oppose the investigation if
asked for an opinion.
He thinks it untimely and believes
euch an inquiry would not disclose
any information not already known.
The President's nosltion was made
clear tonight by Administration offli
ne had written Mr. Gardner a letter
: saying be was ready to discuss the
question with him at any time- Mr.
. - a in i . . I, YXrUt. TTa.icia
. uarauer win ue a, wio una aauuo
'tn make an enera&rement for an inter
view within the next few days.
. ..!..-. rm.Aa.n-h T'n HI
The position of the Administration
lined tnniffht Is that at such a tlma
-to agitate the question of the unpre
. paredness of the United States for war
The President is hopeful that the Na
tlon mav nlav an important part In
bringing the European war to a close.
Another reason given by Administra
tion leaders for opposing the Gardner
"resolution is that in his speech op
posing the movement Mr. Gardner at
; tacked Germany and they think the
nHnntlnn rf flia TAROlutiOn WOUld make
It appear that the resolution was
directed principally at that ration.
Probe Good "Mental Exercise.
The President characterized the pro-
: posed Investigation as pleasant
mental exercise," and said the results
-achieved by such an investigation
"would depend entirely on the char-
ewa - t t rtro rnimniKK nn ri : 1 1. 1 11 1 1
" Administration leaders said tonight
-that the President realizes the import
ance of the military lessons taught by
the present war, and takes the posi
tion that everything possible should
She learned by the United States, though
-he does not regard the present as a
-proper time for military discussions tn
ARM!" ESTIMATES ARE FIXED
. IrCss Ammunition. More Clothes and
WASHINGTON. Nov. 30. Appropria
tions a -j-irrfsra tine S104.124.512 to carry I
the Army through tho coming year are I the Speakership. He declared that if
-tironosed in estimates which the War I the delegation delayed in expressing its
Department has just completed for I choice for ten more days tne nonor
submission to congress. :j.nis is an l mignt oe lose m ine counu,
increase of S3.105.300 over the total I "while I am opposed to hasty action.
carried by the Army bill for the cur- I he said, "it is necessary to make our
rent year, although reductions are I decision within the next few days. 1
rmade In the allowances for many I have no objection to entering a caucus
"branches of the service. I at the present time.
A new item of sioo.uuo ior purcnase i , ,i.
. . .... : .1 -i .elrl I
- munition, compared with S3.000.00 car- sentative Home promising nis support
ried in the current law. For field ar- I to air. sseiiing. 11 was generally uraw
tillery for the organined militia S2.090,- stood that Dr. Smith was pledged to
;000 is asked, $2,100,000 having been ap- Mr. Selling, and it was agreed that if
- TimnrhitMi last vear. iror tne manu- I a caucus was neiu inese lwu vuccb
I facture. repair and issuance of arms I should be counted for Mr. Selling and
at the National armories. S250.000 Is that the vote of Mr. Wentworth should
Tasked, as aeainst J450.000 last year. I be counted for Mr. Huston.
The signal service would get S700.000, I In discussing tne prooaDie attituae
of which $400,000 would be for the puV- I of John Gill Mr. Selling said that he
- chase, maintenance, operation and re- 1 violated no confidence In reporting JMr.
pair of airships. Provision would be I Gill favorable to Allen Eaton, but that
made for giving one year's additional I "in case the 11 other members of the
pay to the beneficiaries of men killed I Multnomah delegation agree upon one
:;in the Army aviation service. I man he has said he will find It em-
Other Items in the estimates on I barrassing not to support tnat man.
.". which Congress will be asked to base I D. C. Lewis insisted that the four
the Army bill include: I Speakership candidates get together
"Subsistence of the Army. $10,250,912; I and settle the contest among ihem -
'regular supplies for the quartermaster 1 selves. There was a manifest dlsposi
department, $8,000,000; new barracks I tion by all four to do this.
-and quarters in the United States
proper. $2,000,000; transportation of
;the Army, $10,000,000; barracks in the
and camp equipage. $b. 900,000, an In- I ' . ..
urease of $400,000; medical department.
;$7S0,000, an increase of $2s0.000.
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Second Day of the
Great Thermometer Sale,
This merchandise event is the talk of the town. Yesterday, the first day of the
sale, many of our finest suits and coats were sold at $23.50. But many beauties
were overlooked; coats1 of Hindu Lynx, broadcloth and velvet corduroy; novelti
suis of broadcloth, poplin, and even velvet selling to $35.00. Those wh'l
bought Monday are satisfied that they selected the most choice in the lot, bir
when you see the assortment left, you will say that it would be impossible t
offer more style and finer quality than these on sale today at $20.00. Was eve
such an offer known our newest and finest suits, selling to $35.00 $20.00?
The idea of the sale h$ days for the rest of the weefc. Although 100 k
' Suits and( 60 Coats "were selected, the first and the best choice is
given the earl comers, and naturally the finest are selected each day.
Wednesday the third day, the price Friday $112.50 will be the sale price
will be S17.45. The garments will be
marvelous for the price, but we do not
expect any above $30.00 to be left.
Thursday the price will be $15.00.
If you are fortunate, you may find a
$30.00 suit or coat still left to be sold
at half price, but we advise you to
come today or tomorrow-
Come today while our finest suits and coats await your choice at $20 each.
.for suits and coats worth twice that
amount but you will not have the
selection of the early comers.
Saturday until 6 P. M., we will sell
suits and coats at $7.00 apiece.
405 Washington St. at Tenth
Top Ben Selling;. Reprcaestatlve-Eleet, Indorsed for Speaker. Bot
tom Left, IS. V. lilttlefleid. Chairman Right Plowden Stott, Secretary.
C, which employs these funds to buy
foodstuffs for prompt shipment to Bel
"Food bought by or donated to the
various committees in 'America should
be sent to Lindon W. Bates, American
commissioner for relief in Belgium. 71
Broadway, New York City. The safety
of transportation and distribution In
Belgium by this channel has been ar
j ranged by international agreement.'
rVF.WTS XO GET SPECIAIr FOOD
American Women Also Provide Del
icacies for Invalids.
NEW YORK. Nov. 30. Boxes of as
sorted foods, prepared especially for
babies and invalids In accordance with
a food list just made out by Dr. Harvey
W. Wiley, of Washington. . C. are to
be sent to Belgium by the woman s
section of the American Commission
for Relief In Belgium. It was announced
at the New York headquarters of the
Commission tonight. By means of these
baby boxes it is thought the lives of
1,000.000 babies and children who are
suffering from lack of proper food may
The Commission said that the food
sent heretofore has been intended
mainly for the adult population, and
thus was not so delicate as was re
ff Jird for the sustenance of infanta.
Jtsy tne new plan 30-pouna packages
will be prepared and marked with
white band so that on arrival in Eu
rope they can be sent immediately to
ailing children who need them. Sixty
pound boxes of ideal food for" invalids
or adults, with blue or red bands, re
spectively, also will be forwarded.
The presidents of 14 state federations
of women's clubs have accepted places
on co-operating committees of the
women's section of the Commission
within the last three days, it was an
nounced tonight, and 15,000 Texas club
women have expressed their intention
tn. mAin.A In thA rellAf vnrk. Thin
Food Riots and Military Reprisals brings the number of American women
Are Ii.iiirer-An.erWn rv!- I engaged in this work, up to nearly
BELGIAN POOR FLEE
Second Move Toward Holland
Is Reported by Writer.
Mr. Olson expressed his willingness
to enter the caucus and to support the
I believe in playing the game, and
I'll play It fair," he said. "I think I
was a candidate for this Speakership
before some of the others even became
candidates for the Legislature. Yet I
am willing to stand by the decision of
"On thA nther hand. I am sum tb.at
tions ana consiaeration or tne reports I it is in my power to throw the Speak
of state officers and commissions. I ership outside Multnomah County, but
Members of the Senate who were I want it to go to this county, and lot
iBEU SELLING FOR SPEAKER
(Continued Krom First Pafre.)
present were Gus C. Moser, who pre.
. sided temporarily; I. N. Day, Dr. T. I
-: Terains, Robert S. Farrell, Arthur
;Lang:guth and George M. McBride.
Z Huston Favors Delay.
The caucus on the Speakership was
-the principal business transacted. It
-was intended first to proceed with the
. permanent organization of the delega-
: tion. but this procedure was interrupt
ed by Representative Lewis, who sug
gested that the Speakership situation
: ue cleared.
Representative Stott made a motion
that reason I'm ready to caucus with
A brief recess was declared and the
members of the lower house went into
On the first ballot Mr. Selling had
five votes, Mr. Huston three votes, Mr.
Olson two votes and Mr. Littlefleld one
On the second ballot Mr. Selling had
x votes A majority of those pres
ent. Mr. Huston then moved to make
the election unanimous. This action
was cordially seconded by Mr. Olson
and Mr. Littlefleld.
All the three defeated candidates
- inai me memoers oi xne lower nouse pledged themselves to vote for Mr.
: determine at once ineir candidate lor Selling and to work for his election.
; tne speaseranip. Mr Gjll the aDsent member, when
representative Huston, who was a he heard of this action, likewise
.canoioate peiore me caucus, urged the pledged his support to Mr. Selling.
.memoers to oeier action. He doubted After a brief interval Mr. Selling's
the Wisdom Of a caucus last night, but I ..lrtmn was llnanimollsl V ronorlnrl
favored one tonight or tomorrow night. I anQ the delegation proceeded with the
Own Aspiration Assorted. I rest ot the business.
v "I want to be Speaker." he admitted. D'T Laws Discussed.
"but I am more interested in having it I A number of proposed bills were dis
- fro to a Multnomah County man than 1 1 cussed. Among them was the proposed
: am In getting it for myself. I measure of the committee ot One Hun
; "I realize the absolute necessity of I dred making the recently enacted pro
: early action." lie continued, "but I he- I hibition law effective.
lieve we can afford to wait a dav or I S. B. Huston reported that the State
two. But if we put It off too Ions I Bar Association will propose improve
Multnomah County will lose It alto- I ments in the code and E. V. Littlefleld
-gether. J announced that members of the Mult
"Allen Eaton, of Eugene, Is an active I nomah County bar are working on the
candidate and Is obtaining support. I draft of a law that will make it easier
: Two weeks ago the Marion County del- 1 for attorneys to prepare bills of ex
egation was pledged to support Mult- I ception in cases at court.
nomah County's choice. Then, late last I Senator Moser said that he had been
week. It indorsed Eaton. I visited by a delegation of school teach
"I think the rest of the state con- I era who are interested in maintaining
: redes that Multnomah Is entitled to I the tenure-of-off ice law, passed at the
: the Speakership. I think so myself. I last session, in effect.
:. That's the reason I am a candidate. I Renresentative Stott exhibited
. But as soon as this delegation agrees I chart of the seating arrangements in
. upon a man, tnat man is my candl- I the lower house showing that the See-
date. I retary of State has assigned seats num
Mr. Huston expressed the further be- I bered from 19 to 30, Inclusive, to the
:llef that none of the four Multnomah I Multnomah delegation. Members are
; County candidates Mr. Selling, Conrad I expected to help themselves to seats.
. -r-. uisun, n.. v. uiueaeia or mmseir
caucus. w Germ0J1 steamer Detained In Pern
; There proceeded then a frank show- I mjij, Peru. Nov. 30. The German
; ing or lianas. It was conceded that I steamer Memphis has arrived in Coro-
: Dr. A. t.. Smith and Oscar W. Home, I nei and wm be detained until the end
: both of whom are absent from the citv. I . ... Th- mr-
: were for Mr. Selling, and that L. J. I ionK to the Kosmos line. According
. ..cuvnu.iu, uu ia on ins way 10 van- i to shipping records she len -unta
. forma, was for Mr. Huston. . ,: I Arena9 November 20. but her destina
jur. cenius urgeo. prompt acuon on xioa was not. Riven. In any of them.
FLEETS HY CLASH
Germans and Allies Believed
in South Atlantic.
BRITISH COMMERCE STOPS
Teuton Craft Prepare Apparently to
Take Supplies to Warships Said
to Be Hovering Off Month
of River Plata.
which coaled and left Honolulu as
soon as the German gunboat Geier in
terned there. The understanding In
the Japanese colony on the islands at
tnat time- was tnat tne Hizen atia
Asama were bound for the South
American West Coast.
EASANTS ARMING SELVES
Pica Sent to Canada.
HALIFAX, N. S., Nov. 30. A cable
message from Rotterdam, received by
the Morning: Chronicle, depicts pitiable
conditions among: the homeless Bel
Despite the efforts of the American
Commission for Relief in Belgium to
feed the refugees, the Chronicle's cor
respondent says the supply of food for
immediate needs has been exhausted
and the non-combatants are asking aid
BULLION ROBBER FAILS
LOSE S1ASKSO MAI ATTEMPTS TO
HOLD VP DREDGE.
Capture Is Made by Crew at Hammom-
too, Cal-, After Desperate
MARYSVILLE, Cal, Nov. 30. (Spe-
The dispatch in part cial.) A futile attempt was made by
lone raaskea rooDer snortiy alter
'The American Commission have ex-1 midnight this morning to rob the gold
hausted the Immediate sources of food I dredge No. 11, of the Yuba Consoli-
suppiies. ine cannot ootain iooq in d t d Gold Mimng Company at Ham
Holland or in England for immediate " , . . 7 ,,. . in - (
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay. Nov. 30.
Interruption of British shipping and
the outfitting of German merchant
ships with supplies were accepted here
as confirmatory of the reports of the
approach of the German fleet, which
is believed to be Off the mouth of the
River Plata in the South Atlantic
It alBo is rumored that a powerful
British fleet is nearby.
The German steamer Patagonia is
being loaded here with provisions, the
Sierra Cordoba with coal and the Mera
with coal and water. It Is believed
the supplies are to be taken to the
Sailings of British steamers from
Montevideo and the Brazilian port of
Santos have been suspended.
Marine records show that the Sierra
Cordoba was at Montevideo November
22. The Mera reached that port Sep
tember 8, since which time there has
ben no report from her.
The latest record of tha Patagonia is
her arrival October 23 at Teneriffe,
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Nov. SO.
Neither the French nor British lega
tion here has any information to con
firm reports tha'.the German squad
ron that recently was operating in the
South Pacific has entered the Atlantic,
but private dispatches from Monte
video insist . there is good reason to
credit the reports.
Reports that the German squadron
had succeded in making its way to the
Atlantic have been current for two
days. Under date of November 28
Montevideo reported that the German
squadron had been sighted 600 miles
north of Punta Pilar, Brazil, bearing
WARSHIPS SELJEXCE WIRELESS
British Craft In Atlantic Cut In and
Jam Commercial Service.
NEW YORK, Nov. S3. At least 12
British warships are now patrolling the
Atlantic between New York and the
Panama Canal, keeping close check on
all forms of shipping, according to
wireless operators on the steamship
Ancon, which arrived today from Cris
tobal. The wireless activity of these
vessels, the operators said. Is causing
great inconvenience to the commercial
work of American vessels, as the high
powered waves of the men-of-war are
heard continually in utter disregard of
"These warships," the Ancon's oper
ator said, "pay no attention to the
rules ' governing wireless operations.
With their high-power apparatus they
cut into the middle of a message and
absolutely disregard all requests to
keep out. .We have no means of identi.
tying these Bhlps, as they use code that
appears to be made up of a combination
of numbers. We counted 12 different
warships that jammed our wireless on
the way up." ' -
When You Know
WHEN you do the suggesting, in
stead of permitting the waiter
j to. have you noticed how much
more enjoyable the meal is?
Polltz clothes are made for the fel
low who knows what he wants.
There Is the distinct idea of exactly
meeting his views in every detail.
BET. 4TH AND ETH.
needs. Another flight of Belgians
toward Holland has begun; the panic-
stricken people are streaming across
the frontier into the border towns.
which already were overrun with wan
dering refugees The situation has
become so acute that the American
gold bullion which was stored on the
dredge. As a result of the attempted
holdup F. E. lbb is being held at the
County Jail here on a charge of at
Ue was discovered and captured by
L .-Aur aft., a hard flchl Hn
Commission has asked the British gov- of th crew on tne dredse lt i3 8ald,
eminent to sell to it the Canadian gift w filbb. wearintr a black mask, steal-
of f lour.which is now in England and
ing up toward the gold boat with a
rKCh.iS lmmedlaely available for dis- Bhotgun in his hand. The moonlight
. . . ' . n & 1 proved his undoing. r Campbell, who
i a n n I im T. T.ufir.i a m,.w n.nj.A i - . .
" . -' nrst saw him, summonea otner memDers
peration. are arming themselves with of the crew wilo watched his approach,
any weapons on hlch they can lay when he was about to slip into the
hands. The danger is that they will i... hr.. th bullion was stored thev
precipitate a riot and that it will bring pounced upon him. but before he could
upon them military reprisals. De tied with rones he nearly caused the
death of one of the-"captora, being suc-
BELGIAX MINISTER SATISFIED cessful In firing once. He was tied and
held until the arrival of Constable Nor.
. nn,4 .mn.lnl.nnnt Par. Whfa
Ljumuioij i n. uj i broueht him to this city.
oans Ii Given Out It is said that Gibb was formerly
cans is tiven out. . employed by the Yuba Consolidated on
WASHINGTON. Nov. 30. A summary the dredge and knew the exact loca
of the work being done In the United tion of the gold. Officials of the com
States by the central committee of the! pany refuse to say the exact amount
Belgian relief fund was Issued tonight I of bullion which was on hand yester-
by E. Havenitb. the Belgian Minister. I day.
The statement said
"TVia Rolirian Ulnlata. A-vv.eaAa V.a
greatest satisfaction at the results ac-l FRAMfiF I finfiFS PRf-TEST
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mlttee has succeded in interesting the Washington Shipping: Regulations
American people in this generous work
throughout the country. It has formed
committees In 33 states, ot these 22 are
state-w ide committees. Thirteen Gov- WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. Ambassa.
ernors have been kind enough to work I dor Jusserand of France lodged an in
actively for the relief of the starving I formal protest today witn tne Areas
Belgians. I ury Department against the new regu
"This is now an exclusively Amerl- latlons for Invoices and declarations
can movement. Lindon W. Bates is the! of exporters shipping goods to tne
vice-chairman of the American branch I United States.
of the relief committee established inl The regulations were promulgated
London under the chairmanship of Her-1 last Summer, but not put into effect
bert C. Hoover. Mr. Carter is also a until recently. They were designed to
member of the committee and Is work- prevent customs, undervaluations and
ing with Mr. Bates, who has estab- require greater particularity in the
lished offices In New York. specifications of goods to be exported.
"The plan originated by the central! Ambassador Jusserand told treasury
committee of the Belgian relief fund is I officials that the war had taken most
that each state should buv its own I of the men in the French service famil
foodstuffs with the contributions col- lar with this sort of work into the fiejd
lected In the state, so that such pur-land that their duties now were being
chases may increase the business ac- performed largely by women or boys
tlvlty of the community. In case food-1 without experience
stuffs cannot be bought in that state, I Assistant Secretary Peters explained
contributions should be sent to the I that it was not intended to embarrass
central committee In Washington, D.I French exporters put to stop fraud.
Are Declared Hardship.
ALLIED WARSHIPS OFF MEXICO
American Freighter Sights Squad
ron of British and Japanese.
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 30. Three
Japanese and one British warship and
two Japanese colliers were sighted on
Magdalena Bay, Lower California, last
Monday by the American freighter
Aztec, which is in port here from
The British light cruiser Newcastle,
sister ship of the Glasgow, and the
Japanese cruiser Idzumo, both of
which have long been patrolling tne
Pacific Coast, were recognized, but
another Japanese cruiser and a Japa
nese battleship were unfamiliar .to the
Probably these vessels were the bat
tleship Hizen and the cruiser Asama,
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