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PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1915.
PRICE FIVE CEXTS.
VOL. LIT. NO. 16,890.
LEGISLATURE 0 PENS
Absence of Oratory
Marks First Day.
HEADS NAMED WITH DISPATC
Senator Kellaher, as of Old
Embraces Minority Cause.
SIDES NOT YET DISTINC
Itm't Message Is Ontjr Glanced At
by Legislator Job-Hunters Ga
lore Ont in Cold Selling to Bo
Kind to His Rival, Eaton.
?T FIONALD O. CALITERT.
ETATB CAPITOL. Salem. Or, Jan. 11
i staff Corresoondence) The 18th
Legislative .Assembly of Oregon organ
Ized today without martial noise. No
round from the 4S-centimeter guns of
oratory disturbed Its tranquil t ran sac
lions. In the House the promised flgh
on the floor over the Speakership fell
somewhat flat. Ben Selling, of Port
land, produced the scheduled" 37 votes
Allen Eaton mustered 22. his follow
ing Im-ludina- four Democrats and C M.
Hurlburt. with emphasis on the "and.'
Quiet as were the House proceedings,
the Senate got down to business with
vers le.-s demonstration. W. Lair
Thompson got all the votes except his
own and that of Senators Kellaher and
Dimick. Senator Dimick, while pro
fessing a friendly feeling for Senator
Thompson, thought that his constitu
ents misht prefer someone else. Sen
ator Kellaher maintained his accus
tomed adherence to the. minority cause,
no matter what the minority stands
fesaota Running Predicted.
The prospect is that the Senate will
work with unaccustomed smoothness.
True, there Is some evidence of a split
into factions. On the one side there
will be Senator Kellaher, proudly lead
ing the forces composed exclusively
ot himself. In the other faction will
be the other 29 members. That this
means peso and quiet is by no means
assured. It may be accepted as certain
that the rotund minority will insnrge
whenever the insurging seems to be
The House, speaking of the mem
bers as a whole, is pretty well satis
fied over today's results. Mr. Katon.
after the rollcall on Speaker had
been announcer, carefully refrained at
some length from further promoting
the antagonism between tho country
ami city members, which he had at
tempted to foster during his campaign.
That is to say. e explained in con
siderable detail what an awful thing
it would be for the well-being of the
session If he should go Into particu
lars as to the assumed division on
IMtlalOBi, let Hair.
His attitude 'Was something like
that of the old farmer, who informed
his neighbor that he would tell 111 in
what a liar and scoundrel the other
really was were It not for the banfeul
influence the truth would have upon
true neighborlincss and pleasant rela
tions. As for any real division in the House
on sectional lines it Is not apparent
tonight. It is truelhat some members
are not satisfied over prospective com
mittee appointments, but that happens
at every legislative session and cannot
Speaker Selling, I am convinced. Is
a kind-hearted man. Jt Is not with
out precedent for the successful candi
date In a controversy of bitterness
over the post of presiding officer to
maroon the defeated one in committee
appointments. But Mr. Katon is not to
be marooned. In fact he is to get
pretty nearly what he desires.
Eatoa 4e Be Remembered.
Mr. Eaton 'lias some radical ideas on
reformation of House rules and would
like to be chairman of the rules com
mittee. The post Is particularly desir
able yar for one of I113 inclina
tions, because the rules of the last
session remain in force only two days
nrd the committee Is to bring in a re
port on revision. Mr. Katon will have
a place thereon, but will not be chair
man, lie will receive fair considera
tion as to otlieV place?-.
Although Mr. Sellinjr received ST
votes on the first ballot there was one
surprise. John Uill, of the Multnomah
delegation, who had been publicly
ronntcd as a Selling man and had not
protested, voted for Katon. Mr. Ulll
seems to have been under some sort ot
tentative promise to Katon. there being
the contingency that he wouid vote in
preference for any candidate the Mult
nomah delegation unanimously agreed
Gill's Vle mpllmr.tarr.
Mr. Gill questioned the unanimity of I
the delegation on the ground that at
the caucus of the delegation held some 1
time ago In Portland one ot the mem
bers was voted by proxy, lie asserts
too, that his vote for Mr. iaton
merely complimentary, that he- knew
Mr. Selling would be elected without
his help and thought that it would be
in the interest of good feeling to give
Mr. Katon a Multnomah Count' vole.
Mr. belling was somuhul chajrlncJ
be -sum he had said that Mr. Gill would!
support him. He haJ based this asser
tion on a conversation with Mr. Gill,
In which the latter had said that be
iCoociudtd PMga i
FOOD PROBE POINTS
AT BOARD OF TRADE
BOTH MILLERS AND BAKERS
COMPLAIN OF WHEAT PRICE.
Crop Gain Is 130,000,000 Bushels
and Export Increase Is Only 50,
000,00070 Percent Marketed.
CHICAGO. Jan. 11. The Govjrn
men fs investigation .into the possibil
ity of a bread famine threatened to
turn toward the Board of Trade .to
day after the representatives of mill
ers and bakers had visited the United
States District Attorney and com-
nlalned that the nresent price of
wheat must eventually cause an in
crease in the price of bread.
The bakers asserted that they could
not make a loaf of bread ranging be
tween 12 and 14 ounces for 6 cents.
with Hour more than IS a barrel. The
millers said they now make a profit
of approximately 8 cents on each bar
rel of 'flour.
Albert I Hopkins, assistant Dis
trict Attorney in charge of the in
vestigation, reported that Including
November BO. 000.000 bushels more or
wheat tn exDorted in 1914 than in
the previous year.
-rh wheat r.roo last year was a
bumper." said Mr. Hopkins. "More than
900,000,000 bushels, an Increase of 130,-
O0O.J0O over 1913. were raised. Seventy
per cent of the crop already has been
marketed. This shows that the farmers
are not holding It.
-The wheat crop of the country is
large enough to support twice me
amount of export trade now taken
Mr. Hopkins said he would confer
on a course of action tomorrow with
Charles K. Clyne, United States uis
NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 11. Bakers
here today began cutting the size of
bread loaves two ounces because of the
recent advance in flour prices.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 11. A
suit charging the American Bakery
Company, of St. Louis, with being a
trust in restraint of trade was filed to-
rtv in the State Supreme Court. The
suit asks that the charter of the com
pany be forfeited and that a fine be
WOMEN LEGISLATORS WIN
Arizona House Quits Smoking; While
Senate Continues Practice.
PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 11. ArUona'a
two women legislators, taKing op
posite sides of the smoking question,
carried their points and established
tho supremacy of a single feminine
wish over a large number of male
voters in the House and Senate today.
Mrs. Rachael Barry, member of the
House from Apache County, dislikes
smoking, and the motion forbidding it.
inspired by her, carried in the House-
Mrs. Frances W. Munds, member of
the Senate from Yavapai County, not
only approves of smoking, but insists
that the male legislators continue to
smoke during the session. She had
little difficulty in securing the passage
of a motion to that effect in the Senate.
PALESTINE NEAR FAMINE
Conditions Growing Worse Every
Day, Is Word Sent to America.
NEW YORK, Jan. 11. The pro-
isional executive committee for gen
eral Zionist affairs made public tonight
letter received from Its agent. Wold
Gluskin, who Is now in Alexandria,
dated December 4, in which he says:
'Conditions In Palestine are becom-
ng worse every day. Palestine Is fac-
a famine, a real famine In the full
est sense of the word. Is it possible
that the population of an entire coun
try will be left to starve?"
The American Jewish Relief Com-
Ittee has uder way arrangements for
sending foodstuffs to Palestine, it was
PRESIDING OFFICERS AND CHIEF CLERKS CHOSEN
LEFT-BES .EI.l.l.XG, OF Ml l.TNOM AH. SPEAKEK OF HOt'SE. RKiHT W. LAIR THOMPSON," OK CROOK, KLAMATH AND LAKE, PRESIDENT OP
SENATE.' TOP-W, '. BHACEB, IHIEK CLEBK OK HOISE. BOrTOM-JOHS W. COCHRA5, CHIiSP CLERK OF JiEJfAIli
SELLING IS NAMED
Vote 37 as Predicted;
Eaton Gets 22.-
KOUSE ORGANIZED PROMPTLY
Defeated Legislator Escorts
Victor to Chair.
W. F. DRAGER CHIEF CLERK
Newspaper Men Who Attend Sleet-
ins; . Over Election of Attaches
Pledge Selves to Secrecy Ses
sion Resumes This Morning.
DETAILED VOTE ON SPEAKER
"or Selling Anderson (Clat
sop), Bowman, Thomas Brown,
Cartmi'l, Clark, Cobb, Davey,
Forbes, Grier, Handley, Hare,
Hinkle, Home, Huston, Irvin,
Jeffries, Jones, Kelley, Kuehn, ,
Lafferty, Lewis, Llttlefif Id. Mich
elbook. Olds. Olson, Paisley,
Pierce (Coos), Ritner. Selling,
Smith (Multnomah). Smith
(Klamath), Stanfield, Stewart,
Stott, Vawter, Wagner, Went
For Eaton Allen, Anderson
(Wasco), Barrow, Blanchard, Sam
H. Brown, Chllds, Collins. Dil
lard, Eaton, Elmore, Fenwlck,
Gill, Hunt, Hurlburt, Pierce
(Linn), Porter, RIsley, Scheubel,
Thorns, Towne, Weeks, Woodell
Absent, Cardwell L
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan.
1L (Special.) True to predictions, Ben
Selling, of Portland, was elected Speaker
of the House of Representatives at the
opening of the 28th legislative assembly
this roorping by a vote of 37 to 22 for
Allen Eaton, of Eugene.
The Selling forces remained intact
and voted solidly for their man on the
first ballot. Likewise the Eaton
strength was undisturbed by the ef
forts of the opposition.
- The lineup, when the final vote was
taken, was precisely the same, with
the exception of a single defection from
each side, as previously 'indicated by
Eaton Galas Winu'i Vote.
' Selling had 37 votes on the first bal
lot. Cardwell, of Douglas, one of his
supporters, was absent. Eaton had the
remaining 22 votes.
The four Democrats, including Miss
Towne, the only woman member, voted
for Eaton. -
Selling had the Bupport of the Mult
nomah delegation with the exception
of Gill. On the other hand. Selling
gained the vote of Stewart, of Wheeler,
who previously had been counted with
the Katon forces.
Upon Eaton's own motion the elec
tion of Selling was made unanimous
and Selling was escorted to the chair
of Eaton himself, and Hinkle. of
Chief Justice Moore administered the
oath and the new Speaker lost no time
with speechmaklng. He immediately
proceeded with the organization.
Attaches Are Appointed.
The following named attaches were
(Concluded on Page 7.)
INDEX OF TODATC NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature 47.4
degrees; mlnlmUAl 4 -.3 decrees.
TODAY'S Rains, southwesterly winds.
Ben Selllnr is elected Sneaker of House on
first ballot, receiving S7 votes to Eaton's
13. Page 1.
Quiet marks opening of Legislature. Pase 1.
Organization of State Senate accomplished
quickly, rase .
Authors of bills ready to launch them when
word Is given. Fage 7.
Idaho House Joins probe of stats affairs.
Majority's programme in Washington Legis
lature carried out on first day's session.
Ceremony of inaugurating Governor Wlthy-
comH toaay win do simple, rase 1.
Belligerents angry at America.!-blame Presi
dent Wilson. Page 1.
Germans fall to trap Russians by take sur
render strategy. Page 3. .
Expatriated Belgians offer problem almost
as great as that of caring for those at
home. Page 2..
Sir John French, commander of Britons at
front, disguises and slips home for visit.
Victory of German air squadron over French
Is described. Page 2. .
Vote on woman suffrage resolution to be
taken In House today. Page 3.
Secretary Garrison defends Filipino bill be
fore Senate committee, page ft.
Industry's respect for democratic principles
Is to be ODjeci 01 reuerai jii.colis-".
Food investigation may be turned on wheat
board of trade. Page 1.
Retiring Governor Bleaze ousts South Caro
lina s state militia, page s.
Beaver training camp will bs at Fresno,
CaL Page 6.
Matty frowns on clubhouse - bidding.
Pare . -
Lang Akana, Ctiinese signed by Beavers, is
heavy hitter. Page .
Federals accuse organized baseball mag
nates 01 trading players for dogs, raie o.
Commercial and Marine.
Strong foreign demand for grain and wheat
buying heavy, page II.
Chicago wheat breaks on rumor of forcing
of Dardanelles, page 11.
Heavy receipts and active trading at local
stockyards. Page 17. --
Llghthouse Inspector Beck transferred to
Charleston. , page x. ,
Portland and Vicinity.
Twenty-eight persons arrested In raid ot
Hotel Clara appear in cuuru i6
Hotelmen may ask- Legislature to submit
proposed dry amendment to people in
sDeclal election. Page 11.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 14.
MILLIONS STILL NEED FOOD
Starving Belgians Outnumber Fran
LONDON, Jan. 11. "The civil army
we have to feed is greater than the
British and French armies combined.
Yet we can scrape through on about
1S.250,000 worth of food a month."
This statement was made today by
Emil .. Franqul, i. prominent Belgian
banker, who .Is 'on a briel-visit to Lon
don in connection with relief work in
Belgium, in the organization of which
he played a conspicuous part.
It was not generally realized , M.
Franqul said, that there still were
000,000 persons in Belgium who were
virtually entirely dependent for food on
the American Relief Commission.
MOTHER -TEACHER VICTOR
New York Court Rules Instructress
Shall n( Rn Dismissed.
ALBANY. N. Y- Jan. II. A teacher
may not be dismissed because she ab
sents herself from the public schools
to bear a child. Commissioner John H.
Finley, of the State Department of
Education, decided today.
The decision definitely determines
the status of mother-teachers in the
state, as under existing laws there is
LESS THAN -125 IN PRISON
Policy of Governor Blease Cuts
Number in South Carolina.
COLUMBIA, S. C, Jan. 11. Less than
125 prisoners are now in the state peni
tentiary here as the result of the large
number recently pardoned or paroled
by Governor Blease, it was made known
Approximately 2000 men remain In
the county convict squads, while there
are 155 in the state reformatory.
YESTERDAY FOR TWO BRANCHES
FAILS TO -35
Hope Is Second Reply
Clear Up All.
OFFICIAL COMMENT WAITS
Statistics Cited Regarded as
Effort to Evade Issue.
FLEET'S ACTION CONFLICTS
Gratification, However, impressed
in Statement That England Is
Prepared to Explain Deten
tion Cases in Future. '
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. Great Brit
ain's preliminary reply to the American
note of protest concerning neutral com
merce, while gratifying in the conces
sions it makes has in many respects
failed to satisfy the United States Gov
ernment. Officials confidently hope thst the
second and complete answer from Eng
land will give the specific information
requested ' by the United States and
clear up the uncertainties which, ac
cording to the Washington Govern
ment, surrounds the commerce of neu
trals. This disposition on the part of
the Washington Administration was re
vealed in high official quarters today;
although there was no formal comment.
When Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, the Brit
ish Ambassador, called on Secretary
Bryan to inform him that the British
supplementary note would not be forth
coming for several days, the Secretary
told him that the American Government
would make no comment in the interim,
but would patiently- await the. coming
of the note.
British. Attitude Not Judged. -
Administration officials were unwill
ing to discuss the note to any extent,
declaring that it was better to judge
the British, attitude when its complete
reply was in hand. General disap
pointment was evident in many quar
ters, however, for while the note con
ceded that the principles expressed by
the United States were correct, the
statistics, which it cited, were regarded
as an' adroit effort to evade the issue.
The general complaint of the United
States is that Great Britain, wnue
promising redress and while conceding
the principles of international law, does
not square the practice or its tleet
with the utterances of Its Foreign Of
- The United States, it is pointed out,
has endeavored without result ever
since the beginning of the war to ob
tain information from Great Britain as
to the reason for detentions and bag
asked vainly for information as to the
general rules governing the activities
of the British fleet in connection with
Scores of Ships Detained.
Tho American Government knows
that scores of ships have been de
tained only through "shipping companies
and exporters. Requests for informa
tion at London equally have been met
with the statement that ships were re
leased, and efforts to obtain explana
tions of each case have been without
success. This was stated authoritative
ly today though there was gratification
over the promise In the last part of
the note that Great Britain now was
"prepared, whenever a cargo coming
from the United States is detained, to
explain the case on which such deten
tion has taken place.
Perhaps more than any other poin
(Concluded on Page 2.
Monday's War Moves
iuiaio reply, 111 tuafc
1V - .r.nnnl.l. fail., n xatlafV the
CiteU States Government in many im
portant particulars, but the Govern
ment will reserve any official comment
on the statement until the second and
complete answer has been received.
Hope was expressed on all sides in
England that Sir Edward Grey's reply
to the American shipping note would
prove acceptable to the United States.
There is some disposition to regard the
statistics in the reply as an Indication
that the British government has been
derelict in its duty in permitting large
quantities of commodities required by
the belligerents to reach hostile na
tions. Only a change in the weather or
the entrance into the war of Roumania
or Italy, or both, is likely to bring
about any marked change in the mili
tary situation in Europe for some time
What turn the weather will take no
one can predict, but the belief la grow
ing in those countries allied against
Germany. Austria and Turkey that Rou
mania, with her well-trained army of
not less than 600,000 men, will throw
herself Into the conflict at an early
date. This, in effect, would llnk'.Rou
mania with the extreme Russian left
now forcing its way into Hungary
Taking into consideration the Ser
vians and Montenegrins, this would
form a line menacing Austria-Hungary
along the entire southeastern frontier
from Russia to the Adriatic.
Just as rumors persisted fur days
prior to Turkey's entrance into the war
on the side of Germany, which tended
to discount the step when it eventually
was taken, so rumors now center about
Roumania and Italy. There Is a strong
feeling in France and England that
definite action will not long be delayed.
Meanwhile the armies already in the
fleld in the east and west remain vir
tually deadlocked. In Alsace the
French continue, by sapping and spq
radlc charges, attempts to force their
way nearer the Rhine, but there has
been snow In the Vosges and it
noticeable that neither side lays claim
to any new progress. The Germans
threw heavy reinforcements into Al
sace after the recent French advance
and apparently they have been able to
hold their ground, in view of the fall
ure of the French to consolidate me
positions they took after much hard
With a comparative lull in this quar
ter and artillery duels predominating
near the Belgian coast, lighting of
desperate character has broken out In
the center, notably to the northeast of
Soissons,. which, through bombardments,
seems likely to suffer the fate of
Rbeims, and further east, in the vlcln
Ity of Perthes and Beausejour, from
which points the allies have been try
ing to reach the Important railway to
the north, tho seizure of which would
cut one of the German main arteries of
The British idea that operations up
to now are only preparatory to big
events fits In with a bit ot gossip
now heard here. It Is to the effect
that Lord Kitchener, when asked con
cerning the probable duration of the
"I don't know when it will end, but
I do know when it will begin, and
that is in the month of May."
The opinion is expressed in some
quarters, however, that the Inaugura
tion of more general movements will
be on an earlier date than is generally
expected, although persons In close
touch with the army believe that the
real crisis will not ba reached until
The official communications of the
contending nations do not agree as to
the outcome of the recent lighting In
these areas. The allies declare they
havo forged ahead from Soissons; the
Germans say these attacks have not
been fruitful and that lighting is pro
The allies contend that they have ad
vanced north of Perthes and still hold
the ground at Beausejour to the north
and east. The Germans make no men
tion of fighting to the north of I'erthes,
but maintain that they have advanced
cast of the village. The fighting in th
vicinity of Beausejour, which the allies
consider so Important, they ignore.
Neither East Prussia nor Poland
furnishes .any change in the general
situation, and. strangely, the Russians
have added little with reference, to the
expected invasion of Hungary by way
of Bukowina, although more than
week ago they were said to be at the
threshold. It Is conreded, however,
that practically the whole of Bukowina
is now in Russian hands, and dispatches
reaching London from Bucharest say
that thousands of fugitives from that
territory are crossing the Roumanian
frontier, some of them proceeding to
Vienna. It is In the developments
arising from the occupation of Buko
wina that interest now Is centered, as
it is believed to have an Immediate
bearing on the Roumanian situation.
Little authentic Information has been
received concerning the Turkish army
the Caucasus since Russia dealt It
such a heavy blow. Italy, according to
latest reports, is rushing troops to her
Islands in the Aegean Sea, off the coast
of Asia Minor, so she may be prepared
The report that Turkey was prepar
ing to invade Egypt with a camel corps
followed by a report that Turkey
has abandoned this enterprise, fearing
the disembarkation of troops In Syria,
which would threaten her line of com
Turkey Demands Big Credit.
LONDON. Jan. 1ft Reuter's Amster-
am correspondent has sent a dispatch
from Constantinople which says the
Turkish government has introduced in
Parliament a bill demanding an extra
ordinary credit of. 10,000,000 pounds
sterling Turkish (A Turkish pound Is
9.38) for war expenditures. Next
year's budget, It was said, will show a
deficit of 20.000,000 pounds sterling
Turkish, in which la Included the 10,
000,000 pounds credit Just demanded.
NDUSTRl OF NATION
TO BE PUT ON TRIAL
Principles to Be Bared
CLASS NOTABLES TO BE HEARD
Big Interests' Attitude Toward
Democracy Is Sought.
INVESTIGATION TO GO DEE,'
Extent of Absentee Ownership Alxi
Object or Search of Industrial
Relations Committee Tiockc
fellers Are Criticised.
NEW TORK, Jan. 11. The purpoie
of the hearings which the Federal
Commission on Industrial Relations
will begin In New York next Monday
s "to find out whether tho principles
of democracy are being respected and
maintained in our great basic Indus
tries," Frank D. Walsh, chairman ot
the Commission,' said tonliiht In a
statement outlining the Commission's
plans for the Investigation here.
During this Inquiry many noted "V-n
and women capitalists, philanthro
pists, social workers, labor lenders,
writers and others will be witnesses.
Role ( People Is latest.
"The fundamental principle of democ
racy Is that the people shall have a
compelling voice In determining the
laws and form of government under
which they live," Mr. Walsh said. "That
principle is now being applied to In
dustry, and publto opinion Is rapidly
coming to concede the necessity of giv
ing wage earners a voice In determin
ing conditions If they are to enjoy the
measure of freedom which the found
ers of our country Intended.
"The men who control our greatost
Industries are In many Instances the
men who are most active In prouKtlng
philanthropic and social betterment
work. They have set aside vast sums
of money as permanent endowments
and their expenditures are rapidly lv.
Ing them a compelling Influence In the
fields of philanthropy, education, eco
nomic and sociological rcsearcli and
other branches of social betterment
work by which the thought of the coun
try is molded.
Rockefellers Are Aecaard.
"If the record of these men In the
management of the Industry shows a
belief in the democratic principles and
a firm adherence to those principles,
then we have nothing to fear, fur the
present, at least. In their Interest In
philanthropic und educstlonal moves.
But the Commission's recent Inquiry
into tho coal miners' strike In Colo
rado Indicated that this Is not ths f a t
and that. the Rockefeller Interests at
least prefer paternalism or benevolent
absolutism to democracy.
"If the attitude) assumed by thorn
Interests toward their employes In Col
orado Is to be maintained In directing
the work of the Rockefeller foundation.
Including the Investigation of Industrial
relations, the public should know of it.
In both activities the control Is In th
hands of the same men. This Is not
generally understood by tho public."
Wladom ml MmKatloa A amine.
Mr. Walsh said thst when the Rocks.
feller Foundation was flrnt proposed
there was general discusFlon as to the
wisdom of giving Federal sanction to
the control by a self-perpetuating
board of director of a fund ot lino,
000,000 with Immuulty from taxation
for property used for philanthropic
purposes, and with no limitation to the
amount of the principal of the fund.
"Mr. Rockefeller and his agents ac
knowledged the wisdom of proposals
that would limit the power of direc
tors," Mr. Walsh continued, "and agreed
to several amendments to the bill In
Congress which were designed tn bring
the foundation under public Influence
and control and to limit tho sire of
the endowment But the effort to get
a Federal charter then was dropped and
the foundation was Incorporated under
the laws of New York, with none ot
the restrictions which Congress deemed,
Owaers Be luvestlaated,
Mr. Walsh said he did not irran to
suggest that thero Is dangn of "a
trend toward monarchlal government."
In this country. "Such tali; is absurd,
I do mean that an Industrial organ
ization wherein the employes have no
voice In determining condltlops Is es
sentially undemocratic and Incompat
ible with American Ideals.
We have held several Investigations
In the West, going into Industrial con
ditions in the mining, lumbering and
other Industries. Now we are coming
here to examine the people who own.
direct or control these interests. We
want to Investigate the effect these
philanthropic foundations have upon
'We also want to Inquire Into the
extent of the control of absentee
ownership of Industries. For xample.
the Rockefeller mines have seven di
rectors In Colorado and eight In New
York. To what extent do these New
York Interests run tho Industry?"'
Mme. Schumaiin-IIelnk III.
CHICAGO, Jan. II Madame Schu-
mann-Helnk, the singer. Is seriously III
with bronchial pneumonia at her home
hero, though her condition, it was said
today, Is aot dangcrcua