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THE MORXTXG OBEGONTAJT, TUESDAY, DECE3IBER 22. 1914.
CUTTING OF PAY OF
ALL OFFICES ASKED
Senator Farrell Advocates 20
Per Cent Reduction for State
and County Salaries.
PLEAS FOR FUNDS MANY
Multnomah Legislative Committee
Hoars Economy Programme Out
lined Abolishment of Regen
cies Also Proposed.
Reduction of the salary of every
atate and county official in Oregon by
20 per cent was advocated at the meet
ing of the Multnomah County legisla
tive committee last night by Senator
Robert 8. Parrel L
The proposal brought forth consider
able discussion and probably will be
up for formal consideration when the
Legislature meets. The measure doubt
less will provide a sweeping reduction
In salaries of public officials, including
the salaries of members of the Legisla
ture. Senator Karrell- suggested the Idea
In connection with the economy pro
gramme that tacitly has been adopted
by members of the- Legislature In all
parts of the state.
The delegation, went through a maze
ef business last night. It began by
bearing a report from John W. Fergu
son, State Insurance Commissioner,
who explained the accounting system
now In use by his department for au
diting the books of the several coun
ties. John T. Kichardson, chief of the
bureau of accountancy, further ex
plained the work. He pronounced it
efficient and effective and declared
that the only objection to it Is In the
eost to the various counties, but he
contended that this expense is more
than compensated by the saving It ef
fects la the county governments".
"Is the expense the only objection?"
asked Representative John Gill.
"No, there Is more behind It than
that," replied Mr. Richardson. "They
! Abject to state supervision."
Appeal for Aid Made.
rr. S. E. Josephl and Dr. Richard B.
EHllehunt, of the faculty of the medi
cal department of the State University,
presented two bills one providing for
an appropriation of $80,000 for main
taining the medical school for two
years and the other providing for an
appropriation of $100,000' for a new
building on the site in the southern
part of Portland recently presented for
the purpose by the O.-W. It. & N. Com
pany. E. Hofer, a member of the board of
regents of the State Normal School,
npoke In support of a bill he Is pre
paring providing or abolition of the
regencies of the State University, the
Agricultural College and the Normal
School. He proposes placing the work
in the hands of a commission composed
of three business men and a competent
Corporation Commissioner Pleads.
Ralph Watson, Commissioner of Cor
porations, made a brief explanation of
the work of his department. He point
ed out that it is one of the few
branches of government that actually
is paying a dividend to the state and
that in the last 13 months it has
earned more than $250,000. He spoke in
support of the several amendments that
lie has proposed in the form of a com
pleted bill and which will make it pos
sible to enforce collections from de
linquent corporations and remove re
strictions from those corporations that
should not come under operation of the
department. The department, he ex
plained, is conducted on lines of ef
ficiency, economy and business meth
ods. A committee consisting of C. C. Colt,
J. Fred Larson and John H. Burgard.
representing the Commercial Club, and
A. H. Averill. H. M. Haller, F. a Knapp
anj William MacMaster, of the Cham
ber of Commerce, spoke on behalf of
the Oregon Immigration Commission
and argued that the appropriation of
$25,000 annually should not only be
continued, but increased. They enumer
ated some of the beneficial results ob
tained from the work done by the
They also asked that the Legislature
provide for the permanent possession
by a responsible organization of the
state exhibits at the World's Fair in
San Frncisco after their use there is
no longer needed.
School Changes Proposed.
A letter from a committee represent
ing the Council of Parent-Teacher As
sociations, Inviting the delegation to a
meeting on January 6, was read. The
meeting proposes to consider school law
revisions which will make It possible
for all registered voters instead of tax
payers only to vote at school elections;
removal of schools from politics; spe
cial elections for state and county
school superintendents; tenure of office
for teachers; widows" pensions; child
labor legislation: protection of ille
gitimate children; allowing women to
serve as jurors and other proposed
measures. The delegation cannot at
tend In a body, but several members
The report of the sub-committee on
taxation was read. It provides a pen
alty of 1 per cent a month for delin
quencies. Ben Selling and S. B. Cobb
opposed this provision, saying it Is too
severe. S. B. Houston, one of the
framers. Insisted on it. declaring a
lighter penalty will result In shortage
of funds. The report was tabled for a
County Chances Outlined.
Conrad P. Olson, chairman of the
committee on Multnomah County af
fairs, outlined some of the legislation
under consideration,' Including trans
fer of the Juvenile Court work to the
County Court, abolition of the Audi
tors office, abolition of the publica
tion of delinquent tax lists and other
measures. He predicted that the
suggested court changes will not be
made and that the Auditor's office will
' A new law giving Multnomah Count?
me rignt 10 reguiato tne load on Its
highways also was suggested, as was
consolidation of some of the clerical
work in the courts.
Members of the Republican county
- committee were present, but did not
submit their proposed bill giving the
Governor power to remove all appoint
ive offices "for cause," which the dele
gation refused to consider informallv
last week. They were invited to bring
up me measure in completed form, but
lauea to mane a report-
Members of the delegation have ex
pressed serious objections to the bill
and it is probable that it will not be
presented to the Legislature at all
unless it is brought up by an up-state
member of the Insurance firm of . Mc
Carger, Bates & Lively.
These proposed changes substantially
provide: First, a reasonable waiting
period; second, compensation payments
shall be the sole and exclusive rem
edy for the injury; third, competitive
methods of insurance, placing all sys
tems, state, mutuals and stock com
panies on an equality basis; fourth,
elimination of contribution by em
ployes to the general fund; fifth, elim
ination of contribution or tax on the
Mr. Bates submitted a report em
bodying the composite opinion of 418
employers to whom he recently sub
mitted his proposed amendments.
To the first question, "Do you favor a
reasonable waiting period, following
injury, before compensation payments
begin?" 409 answered yes and 19 an
To the second question, "Do you
think that compensation payments
should be the exclusive remedy for all
accidents and prevent all question of
litigation?" 393 answered yes and 26
To the third question. "Do you favor
competitive methods of insurance, all
on equality state insurance, employ
ers' mutuals, stock companies and self
insurance, carrying your own risk if
solvent-?" 353 answered yes and 60 an
Mr. Bates spoke in support of each
of the proposed changes. A. J. Kings
ley, president of the Oregon Chair Com
pany, who has made an extensive study
of the subject of compensation in the
last year, also spoke.
"Don't let anyone talk you out of
workmen's compensation," he advised
the legislators, but argued in favor of
a more equitable distribution of pre
miums so that the rate may be reduced
directly in the ratio that the hazard is
reduced. This, he explained, would
place a premium on safety and elim
inate danger to employes.
Mr. Bates, in a subsequent discussion,
pointed out that the liability companies
should be allowed to compete with the
state providing they paid precisely the
same compensation and otherwise com
plied with the state law.
"Why didn't the liability companies
take thls Interest In the welfare of the
employes" before the law went Into ef
fect?" asked Lloyd .3. Wentworth, a
member of the delegation.
No one present favored repeal of the
compensation act, as has been sug
gested in some quarters. The changes
suggested by Mr. Bates were presented
in form of a bill and will be submitted
to the Legislature.
EMPRESS SHOW FESTIVE
EVERV ACT SURPRISING AM)
WORTH ' DOUBLE MONEY,
One of Cleverest Sketches In Vaudeville
Holds Intensely Dancing Number
Is Great and Others Shine,
Marcus Leow had a real Christ
mas spirit In his booking office
heart when he picked out the Santa
Claus bill he has sent this week.
The Landry Brothers, tall athletic mar
vels in strength of body, open the fes
tivities with an aerial acrobatic eye
opener. One brother hangs on-a bar
by his jaw, or his heel, suspending the
other brother In turn by his heel or
wrist while they gyrate like wiggling
Next on the bill is Rouble Sims, of
spindle proportions, all done up in a.
hide-tight suit, who makes cartoons
while he warbles blithely about it.
Charles XJelmore and Ben Light, of
late seasons on the Orpheum, come on
n their dandy ragtime aristocracy, act.
with their own songs and rollicking
One of the cleverest sketches of a
vaudeville age is "One Good Turn," pre
sented by E. E. Clive and his company.
Claude and Fannie Cleveland are a
whole row of bright lights in them
selves. Fannie is Irrepressible - and
irresponsible, much like Trixie Krl
ganza in size and method of putting
over her comedy and getting on smil-
ng terms with her audience. Claude
has a voice and helps Fannie In the
vocal numbers. .
A beautiful act Is presented by
Edwin Ford, ence of the Four Danc-
ng Fords. Four pretty girls assist
the Ford Dancing Carnival. One
of the girls Is Lottie Ford, who
appears as a colleen In an Irish
, and again as "an old-fashioned
girlie" in an old-f ashione4 sweet song.
Mazie Mitchell does a waltz clog. Pearl
Washburn is a dainty toe dancer, and
Florence Reid excites admiration in the
Highland fling. The act Is beautifully
equipped as a scenic production.
MILLS TO CLOSE TEN DAYS
Oregon City Pipits Ordered to Sns-
- pend for Holidays.
OREGON CITY,Or., Dec. 21. (Spe
cial.) Three hundred and fifty men are
affected by an order received by man
agers of the Crown Willamette mill
here from officials in San Francisco to
stop all paper-making machines from
4 P. M. -Thursday to the morning ,of
The reason for closing part of the
mill Is not definitely known here.
B. T. McBain, mill manager, is now
in California, and is expected to return
early In the week. He left for San
Francisco last Thursday, and definite
announcement of the plans of the new
company is likely on his return.
INSURANCE CHANGE OFFERED
Paul C. Bates Proposes Amendments
to Compensation Act.
Five Important amendments to the
workmen s compensation law were pro
posed to the Multnomah Legislative
delegation last night by Paul C. Bates,
3 HOLDUP iVIEN WALK
RIGHT INTO POLICE
Highwaymen, After Robbing
Cedar Mills Store, Take ,
Road and Are Caught.
CONFESSION WON QUICKLY
Search Reveals Loaded Pistols,
Skeleton Keys, Pliers and $50 .
Loot '-Capture Made on Cor
nell IllgHway Within Hour.
Three highwaymen held iip the gro
cery at Cedar Mills, about three miles
northwest of Portland. last-xnight,
robbed the proprietor of the cash in the
till and started for Portland on foot,
only to run into the arms of Sergeant
Lyons and Patrolman Ben Wade, just
outside the city limits.
They gave their names respectively
as Arthur Manning, John Seaton and
George Baldwin. On their persons
were found all the equipment or a
highwayman and also the money they
had stolen at Cedar Mills.
They confessed to assistants of Cap
tain Day, of the detective department,
even before the details of the robbery
had reached Portland.
The descriptions which Sheriff Reves,
of Washington County, was able to fur
nish were meager, but the Portland
police became active on receipt of a
telephone message from Sheriff Reves,
saying that there had been a holdup at
Cedar Mills and that witnesses be-
ieved the men had taken the road to
Portland. The message said the high
waymen probably would follow Cornell
road leading into Portland past St. Vin
Two Roads "Watched.
Captain Inskeep, of the Portland
force, immediately sent Sergeant Lyons
and Patrolman Wade to the Cornell
road, and Humphries and Mallon to the
Hardly an hour had passed before
word came from Sergeant Lyons that
the men had been captured on Cornell
road, less than a mile from the end of
the pavement at the head of Northrup
The policemen detailed to the road3
were In plain clothes and took precau
tions to remain in the dark as much
as possible. Sergeant Lyons and Pa
trolman Wade were walking at a good
rate Joward the scene of the holdup,
when suddenly a powerful automobile
came rushing up in back of them and
continued out on the road.
Sheriff Joins Search.
From the speed and description fur
nished; they recognized the automobile
later as the car of Sheriff Word, of
Multnomah County, going to help in
the search. This car had been gone
but a few minutes, when Sergeant
Lyons and Wade, who were In the
shadow of a bank at the side of the
road, heard men approaching. They
proved to be the three highwaymen.
The capture was made easily. Iate
last night Sheriffs Reves and Word
still were out on the road looking for
the three highwaymen. Sheriff Word
missed them when the approach of his
machine frightened them, and they hid
lri the bushes at the side of the road.
On the men arrested were found two
revolvers, extra slouch hats, skeleton
keys, pliers and about $50, which they
had taken from the store at Cedar
Three Captives Young?.
All three highwaymen are young.
The oldest is Seaton, a boilermaker,
who Is 25 years of age. Arthur Man
ning is a bookkeeper, 16 years old, and
6 feet 2 inches tall. George Baldwin,
the third, worked recently as a logger.
The knowledge which the highway
men showed of the country to the west
of Portland leads the detectives to be-
ieve they know something of the post-
office robbery at Metzger several days
Last night's robbery brings the high
waymen to the attention of the Federal
authorities, as the Cedar Mills store
also is a postoffice.
In robbing the store the three high
waymen entered unmasked, ordered
persons In the store to "back up" and
opened the till from which they took
between MO and $50. . They left as
quickly as they had come and started
for the Portland road. They had left
Portland late in ,the afternoon, taking
the car as near the Cornell road as pos
Their only show of fight was when
they were confronted by .Sergeant
Lyons and Patrolman Wade. Manning
then drew a revolver from which he
had removed the " cartridges, but re
membering the emptiness of the
weapon he re-pocketed it and gave up.
MRS. B00THE TO BE BURIED
Service Will Be at Residence To
morrow at a o'clock.
Funeral services for the late Mary
C. Boothe. wife of J. F. Boothe. presi
dent of the Multnomah County Bar As
sociation, will be held at the family
residence, 488 Tenth street, tomorrow
at 2 P. M. Mrs. Boothe died suddenly
on Sunday at her home, following
light attack of pneumonia, from which
she seemed to be recovering.
Mrs. Boothe was a native of Orange
County, New York, and was married tq
J. F. Boothe 36 years ago. She leaves
a mother, brother and sister in Walla
TAX INVESTIGATION STARTS
St. Helens Committee to Study AH
ST. HELENS, Or.. Dee. 21. (Special.)
After a meeting held here by Robert
B. Smith, Investigator of the causes or
high' taxes over the state, committees
were appointed to investigate ail mat
ters concerning the construction of
the Columbia highway, to probe thor
oughly all charges made against the
former -County Court and to determine
whether its recall was Justlned.
They also will investigate the pres
ent county budget and report at a
meeting of all the taxpayers, when a
county taxpayers league will be formed.
CZAR ARRIVES IN MOSCOW
Empress and Daughters Accompany
. Russian Ruler.
MOSCOW, Dec. 21. Emperor Nicho
las. Empress Alexandra an4 their
'daughters arrived in Moscow at
o'clock this evening.
The -imperial family made a short
visit at Rlazan,
Seventy-sixth and East Yamhill streets,
was issued yesterday on a complaint
charging him with "knowingly utter
ing and publishing a false and forged
promissory note" for $6000. The com
plaint was sworn to by E. R. Corbett,
assistant cashier and one of the di
rectors, of the First National Bank.
Rev. Mr. Fitzpatrick was reached by
agents of the District Attorney's office
last night and agreed to call at the
Courthouse this morning at 10, when
he will be placed under arrest.
Father John F. Dolphin, pastor of the
Church of St. John the Baptist, to whom
Rev. Mr. Fitzpatrick has turned in his
trouble, said last night that the lat
ter would make no statement of his
case until today, after he shall have
conferred with the District Attorney.
Rev. Mr. Fitzpatrick has been in this
city for the past two years. He has
been ill in the hospital for some time, !
but has now recovered. He is not now
connected with the Catholic Church, it
is stated by members of the clergy. i
The promissory note was repudiated '
by Archbishop Christie, whose name,
together with that of Father Fitzpat
rick, was signed to it. When called
on the telephone last night. Archbishop
Christie said he knew little about the
note and did not sign It. i
The note was given at the First Na- '
tional Bank on December 26, 1912, and
was marked "Due July 26."
E. R. Corbett, who signed the com
plaint, said ho knew only that Father
Fitzpatrick had presented the note,
which had later been repudiated. I
STIRDEK REPORTS DEATH OF VON
SPEE AM) HIS SONS.
Victor In Fight Off Kalkland Islands
Declares British Lost Bight Killed,
MONTEVIDEO. Uruguay, Dec 21.
German sailors to the number of about
100 who were saved during the -fighting
off the Falkland Islands December
8, when the British squadron, under
Admiral Sir Frederick Sturdee, defeated
and sent to the bottom a German squad
ron composed of the cruisers Scharn
horst, Gneisenau, Nurnberg and Leip
zig, Railed from here today for Eng
land on board the steamship Crown of
Galicia. They were brought into port
yesterday by the British cruiser In
vincible, with Sir Frederick Sturdee on
The Invincible showed signs of hav
ing been struck by six shells. Nine
men on board were wounded, including
Commander Richard H. 13. Townsend.
At the reception for the British offi
cers in Victoria Hall yesterday an ad
dress of welcome was made by the
British Minister, A. M. Innes. In re
sponse, .Admiral Sturdee said:
"I thank you for this reception.. 1
hope our little victory will improve
conditions for British, French, Russian,
and probably for Japanese commerce
during this titanic conflict which has
The Admiral added:
"We may suffer some reverses, but
our sailors will maintain their high
reputation and all will go well with
our army and with our French allies.
"Lord Roberts recommended military
preparations; had he been listened to.
the war would have been avoided. Eng
lish business men, forgetful of their
true interests, employed Germans tor
reasons of economy,- but I hope that
the British merchants and British
steamship companies will profit from
BEER PUT UPON FAMILY
ALLEGED BOOTLEGGER SAYS
CONSUMED 117 BARRELS,
MISUSE OF MAIL DENIED
II. II. Riddell, Realty Dealer, to Ee
Tried March 15.
A plea of not guilty to a charge of
having used the mails to defraud was
entered In United States District Court
yesterday by H. H. Riddell, who was
secretary of the Oregon Inland Devel
opment Company, a real estate com
pany now defunct. The case waa set
for trial March 15.
The company, according to evidence
submitted at the trial of J. T. Conway
and Frank Richet on the same charge.
made claims In Its advertising that
could not be substantiated. It was
shown that many persons had lost
money by reason of the operations of
the company, of which Richet was pres
ident and Conway general manager.
Conway and Richet served jail sentences.
Use of 8424 Bottles by Himself,' Wife
and Nine Children in Eight Months
Is Defense Verdict Sealed.
Joseph Jacobs, a Eugene second-hand
dealer, accused of selling liquor with
out a Government license In Eugene,
a dry town, has a wife and nine
Evidence was submitted by the Gov
ernment in Jacob's trial before Judge
Bean in United States District Court
yesterday to show that he had received
$800 worth of beer from the Salem
Brewing Association from January 1
to September 1, 1914.
Jacob's defense was that he bought
beer lor family use. Assistant District
Attorney Beckman turned expert sta
tistician for the benefit of the Jury,
calling its attention to the fact that, ac
cording to Jacob's argument, the family
must have consumed 117 barrels, or 8424
bottles of the golden fluid in eight
months. He said he thought , this was
a family record, even for a family of
11 in a dry town.
Drew Baker was one of the witnesses
for the Government. A. C. Woodcock,
attorney for Jacobs, cross examined
him. asking him If he hadn't carried
liquor around on his person and sold
Baker denied that he had ever sold
liquor, but admitted that he had "had
a bottle" and that he had given drinks
to his friends.
"Just the same as you," he added
earnestly, addressing Mr. Woodcock.
The jury returned a sealed verdict.
which will bo opened this morning.
DOUBLE STAMPS ALL DAY TODAY
SHOP HERE REST HERE LUNCH HERE
The Store of Courtesy, Service and Merchandise
s . i .
SELECT YOUR GIFT .A -f-FROM
OUR ASSORT- JjHl73
Specialties. Here is a
Hotpoint Irons.. $3.SO
Utility Sets for travelers
El Tosto makes pei-feet
toast . ..$3.50
Aluminum El Perco, G-
El Grillo toasts, fries,
boils, broils, stews S5
El Comfo, bed warmer,
El Teaballo, teaball tea
CUT GLASS AT HALF
1 1 1 . .. , 1 U
--:j. mn vKmm.-iS(. ony. turtle ebony, penu-
(WftiXlfiiR ine Parisian ivorv. Pvra-
mmLmHn Ivory -SOO" to
Indian Special 8o
Tattoo Junior $t.75
The Clocks Lave all the new stunts to
make the drowsy one wretched.
LET A "THERMOS" SOLVE
We have all kinds from $1.00
Every style and
of all kinds.
XMAS CANDY AT POPULAR PRICES.
25c lb. Pure Supar Mixed Candy 19
30c lb. Fancy Mixed Candy 21
30c lb. Mixed Ribbon Candy 24
3oc lb. Fancy French Mixture 27C
tiOe.. lb. Commercial Chocolates 24?
50c lb. Hand-Rolled Chocolates 33tf
40c lb. Cream Mint Wafers 33f?
HOc lb. Burnt Peanuts 34
Raited Nut Meats, all kinds, lb $1.00
Candy Canes 5, 10 25p
25c lb. Red Cinnamon Snappers 16?
Stuffed Dates, per basket. 35
Cresca Figs, per basket. 30t
Cresca Dates, per lb. jikg 20o
Fancy Box Chocolates, 3-1-3 lbs $2.25
EVERYTHING THE HEART CAN "WISH IN
THE LEATHER LINE WE HAVE IT
Bags $18 to $70
Fitted Suitcases on
sale at. .$20 to $125
at $1.50 to $35
Men's Purses on
sale at 10c to $5
Wallets and Bill
Folds at.. 25c to $10
Umbrellas on sale
at $1.50 to $20
Canes. . . . .50c to $5
Cane Umbrellas on
sale at.. $5 to, $6.50
Sewing Sets on sale
at r. . . .$1 to $8
Sewing Baskets $2.50 to $50.00
Clocks in Leather Cases $2.00 to $15.00
Toilet Cases $2.00 to $57.50
Novelty Brush Sets '. $1.50 to $ 8.50
Automobile Matches in Pig Case. . $1.25
Playing Card Sets tor any game..? .75 to $15.00
Collar Bags...;.. $ .50 to $10.00
Necktie Cases $1.75 to $10.00
Manicure Cases $1.00 to $20.00
Party or Vanity Cases $2.50 to $25.00
Matine Cases $5.00 to $10.00
Whisk Broom in Stirrups $1.50 to $ 3.00
Library Sets in Best Steel $1.25 to $ 6.75
Jewel and Button Boxes... $1.00 to $32.50
Gloves for Men $1.50 to $ 2.50
Shoe-Polishing Outfits $ .25 to $ 1.00
Tablet Cases and Portfolios $1.50 to $26.50
Medicine Cases and Bottle Sets..$l.C0 to $15.00
Brief Cases for Professional Men. $3.00 to $25.00
Trunks $6.00 to $85.00
THIS IS BUT A PARTIAL LIST
We Engrave in Gold Free All Leather Purchases
of One Dollar or More
Pyralin Ivory Mirrors $2.50 up
Pyral in Ivory Brushes $2.00 up
P3Talin Ivory Combs 50 up
Pyralin Ivory Buffers 50 up
Pyralin Ivory Hair Receivers $1 up
Pyralin Ivory Powder Boxes $1 up
Pyralin Ivory Picture Frames 50 up
Pyralin Ivory Jewel Boxes $3.50 up
Pyralin Ivory Perfume Bottle $1.75 up
Pyralin Ivory Military Brushes priced at. pair
for $3.50, $5. $6. $7
A complete line of Ivory Clocks priced at, each
for $2.50 to $7.00
There are many grades of Pyralin Ivory; be sure
you get the best. All our Ivory is first quality.
We also have a complete line of Noonen's Parisian
Ivory. Engraving adds a touch of color and dis
tinction to your Ivory;
WE ENGRAVE FREE.
PERFUMES RARE AND DELICATE.
The choicest products of the
celebrated Coty, Le Grande,
iPiver, R. & G., Hudnut, Houbi
"gant, Valiant exquisitely beau
tiful packages in Cut Glass and
Bohemian Ware; also Toilet
Waters aud Perfumes in any
Sachets, Sandal, Violet, Jockey Club, Heliotrope.
Some Old-Fashioned Folks still prefer the gen
uine imported Johann Maria Farina Cologne
we have it in vials and Wicker Flasks up to full
For fifty years our Mount Hood Cologne has held
its reputation for delicacy and richness. The
perfume par excellence. Bottle 75; pt. $1.50
to 9 o'clock
W00DARD, CLARKE & CO.
ALDER AT WEST PARK
TO 9 O'CLOCK
BRITISH ACCUSE G0ETHALS
Explanation of Alleged Baseless
Charges Asked of Washington.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 21. A note of
inquiry has been addressed to the State
Department by the British government
In regard to the charges which that
government alleges Colonel Goethals
has admitted were baseless, against the
conduct of certain British colliers in the
waters of the Panama Canal zone. The
communication Implied that the British
ship captains were harshly treated.
So far Secretary Daniels has been
unable to learn Just what led to the re
cent dismantlement or tne radio ap
partus of a British collier at Panama,
even the name or the ship being un
known. He has ordered a full report
which will be laid before the State De
partment as a basis for its answer to
the British note.
FORMER PRIEST ARRESTED
Rev. Father Fitzpatrick Accused of
Forcing Promissory Xote.
A warrant for the arrest of the Rev.
James B. Fitzpatrick. formerly pastor
of the Church of the Ascension, at Bast
WHEAT PRICE $1.12 NET
Club Variety Attains Record Figure
at Walla Walla.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Dec. 21
(Special.) Club wheat sold today .for
the record price this season and many
seasons, bringing $1.12 net.
Mrs. James Leroux sold 18,000 bush
els of turkey red and club to Dement
Bros.' Company for $1.09 for turkey
red and $1.12 for club. These prices are
The market opened here at $1.10 and
advanced 2 cents during the day. Most
of the growers who have been able to
hold on till now say they will let loose
when prices reach $1.25.
PORTLAND HEALTH IS GOOD
Few Cases of Contagions Diseases In
City Is Report.
With but one case of smallpox and
a few scattered cases of other con
tagious diseases. Portland is now en
lovinc the best 1 ealth it has had In
years, according to a report 'prepared
yesterday by City Health 'Officer Mar
cellus. The smallpox hospital has been
closed until there Is more business.
As a rule December is a month, in
which there Is considerable contagion.
This particularly Is true of smallpox
and diphtheria. The record for this
month so far shows no cases of diph
Colorado and Wyoming Shiver.
DENVER. Deo. 21. Colorado and
Wyoming shivered today in the coldest
weather of the season. At Denver the
lowest temperature recorded last night
by the Government thermometer was
7 below zero. Pueblo, Colo., reported
14 below and Lander, Wyo., 10 below
OFFICER OFF FOR POST
BRIGADIER - GENERAL. GEORuK
BELL. LEAVES VANCOUVER.
Command ot Filth Brigade. Now at
Galveston, Tex., to Be Aumed,
VANCOUVER BARRACKS, Wash-
Dec 21. (Special.) Brigadier-General
George Bell, who has been in command
of the Seventh Brigade at this post
since June, left today to assume com
mand of the Fifth Brigade, at Galves
ton, Tex. General Bell was stationed
here when this was the Department ot
Columbia. He acted as Inspector-Gen
eral of the department.
. , T3.ll tttAnA tIA RvjflS
maneuvers in Switzerland In Lll and
was an observer at tne maneuver ai
Gate, Wash., under General Marion r.
- ... 1019 TTa wnn nrnmntid from
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Colonel to Brigadier-General, last May.
He was oraered to una ungaue iu suc
ceed Brigadier-General Kamsay l.
Potts, who retired after 47 years or
Mrs. Bell accompanied ner nusoano.
and she will remain in omana wnue
the General goes to Galveston.
t t..., tenant TjiwrinrA E. Hohl. aide-
Je-camp to General Bell, will accom
n zml Arthur Miirmv. in
command of the Western Department.
with headquarters at oan r riiicinuu, ia
expected here tomorrow on a. tour i
insDection of the posts in this section
of the Northwest. Lieutenant-Colonel
David J. Baker Is In command ft tne
Twenty-first Infantry, and of Vancou
ACT NEEDS AMENDMENTS
(Continued From First Page.)
of reducing the schedule of benefits to
In estimating recently Its Income for
the next two years, for the next Legis
lature, at $1,015,063.77, the Commission
said: "The above estimate is based on
the payments to the industrial accident
fund for the months of July, August
and September, 1914. The compensation
act, the insurance features of which
became operative July 1, 1914, requires
employers and workmen to make
monthly payments to the accident fund
for the first year. Thereafter section
19 provides for certain periods during
which employers and workmen are re
lieved from makini; the payment to the
accident fund, such periods of exemp
tion being largely dependent upon the
accident experience of the individual
operation. It is, therefore, impossible
at this time satisfactorily to estimate
the income of the industrial accident
fund for the ensuing biennial period."
The estimated payments to the fund
by employers and workmen for the next
two years total $888,180.80, and to ob
tain this amount few If any exemptions
may be allowed. It is provided that the
state contribute one-seventh of that
contributed by employers and em
ployes, which would be $126,882.97 for
the coming biennium. The cost of ad
ministering the law for that period is
estimated at $130,320, or a little more
than the state's contribution.
Tax Roll for AH Is Advice.
The county's delinquent tax list
figures the expectancy of life of the
. . niila a sufficient fund
to pay her pension as long as she lives.
iuring tne nrst six. iuu.u v. .. i
atlon of the law there were 32 fatal
; -j . ,h in nnA rasfl more than
JS0UO was set aside for the payment or
pensions to tne wiaow &nu
The remeoy ior m ,xit,cuui,.s
. 1 1 V. aff.lra t thin fttimiTlill-
crisis ih v" -
slon. and the compensation act, said
C D. SaDcocK, tne uuiy uiciuum in
Salem today, and who retires from the
board January 1, "is an amendment
wiping out the present classification
and the exemption feature and sub
stituting six or eight new classes with
basic rates ranging from one-half of
1 per cent to 8 per cent. If this is
done the slightly hazardous industries
will receive protection at a Just and
equitable rate and the extra-hazardous
industries will pay their fair propor
tion ot tin 5eea. I am not in favor
should be published In ail the daily
newspapers in Portland having a sworn
circulation of more than 10,000 copies,
according to an opinion rendered yes
terday by District Attorney Walter II.
Evans at the request of the County
VENDORS NEED NO LICENSE
Ordinance Permits Free Sales of
Christmas Decorations Today.
Christmas trees, holly, mistletoe and
other seasonable green things may be
sold on the streets of Portland without
a license from today until Christmas.
None of these things, however, may be
sold in the public markets.
An ordinance passed by the City
Council two years ago provided that
Christmas trees may be sold on the
streets for four days before Christmas.
No license during that period was required.
Junior Government Meeting Set.
Portland's Junior Government will
hold its regular weekly meeting to
night In the second floor of the Cham
ber of Commerce building. Several
important matters are to be brought
up by Boy Mayor Eugene J. Rich. Four
applications for the junior police de
partment have been received and these
will be acted on at tonight's gatherincr.
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v& No Ctirisfmas Dinner will te
Golden State I
Awarded the "Grand Prix" at
Turin, Italy, October, 1911, and ntf
at Ghent, Belgium, July, 1913
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