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PORTLAND. OREGON. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1915.
FLY OVER DOVER
Planned Zeppelin Raid
Blocked by Forts.
HARBOR BATTERY FIRE HEAYY
London Police Prepare for Air
Attack, All Is Dark.
.SUBMARINES WITH PLANES
Attack tin Hover Also From Sea Be
JicTrd to Have Been Stayed
Through Effective Search
light and Gunncrj.
LONDON. Feb. 1. The battel le pro
tecting rover opened fire tonight on
what is thought to have been another
German raid, but whether by Zep
pelin or submarines, or both, has not
An early report from Pover said
that five hostile airships were observed
over that town, while a later report an
nounced that tney had been driven off
by the gunfire of the forts.
Another Dover messase declared the
flre had been directed at German sub
marines. London roll-e Active.
As .1 consequence the war depart
ment Instructed the London police to
make all preparations tor an air raid.
Tiie city soon was in darkness and
everywhere the news spread that a
Zeppelin fleet was on its way to the
Telephone rails to Harwich, Cromer.
South F.nd, Kinss Lynn. Yarmouth and
other points elicited the reply that
no air raiders had been seen. The
report of submarines at Dover seemed
to explain the gunHrins there, but the
official press bureau issued no state
ment. The extended precautions taken in
London indicated the fact thai, virtual,
ly all special constables, under the
regulations, were required to report at
the various stations, even those at
tending the theater, where In some
cass, the audiences were greatly de
pleted. Train ot Lighted.
At several of the railroad stations
the lishts were extinguished ami trains
passing over bridges uiu so in oars,
The night was almost Ideal for i
Zeppelin raid, which the governmen
.nn....nfiv had contemplated, and a
tha airships flew eastward at first from
L'over it was taKcn as an muicaiioi
that their objective point was this city
The police had been warned of s
,ki. nM from the German air
craft and the occupants of houses were
Instructed early today to loner ai
Mind and the gas and electric station
were notified to be ready at a moment'
notice to cut off all illumination
throughout the city.
Th. hatierv lire at Dover, whicl
seemed effective, though it brought
Jn. nnne nf the airslllDS. WaS CnOUS
to cause the Teuton aviators to turn
bout and eail away whence they came
without penetrating miano.
Harbor Batteries Buaj
The Dover harbor batteries for some
time also Kept up a ncavy nrc over ine
seas, whicli were swept, oy tearenngnu,
and it is believed here that the air
ships were accompanied on the pro
posed raid by a fleet of German sub-
So far as reported here late tonight
by telephone no DomDS were aroppea
. i . . i . ; n
and no damage done in any section of
The police have been instructed to
keep a close watch on developments and
be ready for a possible air raid at any
MAYOR IN JITNEY STORM
Kosulmlon Under Consideration,"
s-as Mr. Albee Over Mail Pile.
Please tell the public that we have
the jitney-bus regulation under con
sideration." Such was the request of Mayor Albee
3-esterday. as he locked out over an
lS-iuch stack of letters from residents,
firms and organizations calling atten
tiun to the jitneys. Most of the writ
ers favor regulation and some op
"Very few," said the Mayor, "help
us any. Wc know that the jitney is
here and wc believe In regulation. But
how shall we regulate? Very few
who have written make any sugges
tions on this important phase of the
UMATILLA FARMERS HAPPY
Rainfall of -oil Inch Since Sunday
Kipet'ted to Benefit Grain.
PENDLETON. Or.. Feb. 1. (Special.)
Farmers of Umatilla County are feel
ing encouraged over a heavy fall of
rain lasting since Sunday. The official
instrument here shows that since 4:Z0
V. M. Sunday there has been, a total
fall of .03 of an incb. The Increase in
the amount of moisture in the ground
is expected to revive the Fall-sown
The total rainfall for January here
was only .iS of an inch.
GOVEKXMEXT FAILS BY FAB TO
INTERNAL REVENUE RETURNS,
Including War Tax, Are Less by
95,000,000 Than in December.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 1. Revenue col
lected by the Government in January
failed by ?S,116,427 to meet the month's
disbursements. Receipts usually are
low at this time of the year, out
January. 1014, the excess of disburse
ments was only J4,-12,-6Z.
Neither customs nor internal revenue
hrm.nkt in the. exuected returns.
Customs receipts were $16,508,193,
enmnared with 523.528,080 in January,
1314. and $14, 830,382 in December. In
ternal revenue receipts, including re
turns from the war tax were $;i,oj.ij.,
less bv Jo.000,000 than in December,
and only about Ii,500.009 more than
in January, 1914. The estimate of Gov
ernment revenues for the fiscal yea
endine June 30. next, contemplated
internal revenue receipts of ?32,500.000
OfCiciuls are hopeful of an increase Ui
th next few months.
The seven months o the fiscal year
show an excess of disbursements over
receipts of JT0,s;5.270, compared with
a corresponding excess for the Earac
period last year of $17,867,603.
At the close of the month the net
balance in the Treasury's general fund
was ?17.020.589 and cash assets in the
Treasury totalled $1.991,153.1 j.
APPLES PLEASE IN SOUTH
Hood River Shipment Meets Favor iu
HOOD RIVER, Or., Feb. 1. (Special.)
.Th FV.iit-rrowers' Exchange, the lo
cal affiliation of the Northwestern
Fruit Exchange, has received the fol
lowing letter concerning the first car
of apples shipped to Buenos Ayres:
"The 6"0 boxes of apples distributed
among our customers all came in good
-r.nminii. Some of the dealers went
so far as to declare that they had never
siirh a rood assortment before.
and we are therefore pleased to say
that your first shipment has had com
Kenneth McKay, manager of the ex
change, is enthusiastic over the South
American market. The carload shipped
to Buenos Ayres brought the following
nriees f. n. b. Hood River: Gravensteins,
extra fancy. $1.25: fancy. $1.07, and
choice. 90c. Jonathans, extra .fancy,
$1.23; fancy. 1.
LIGHTS TO OUTLINE SPIRE
First Presbyterian Church Plans to
The Church of the Illuminated
Spire" will describe the First Presby
terian Church at Twelfth and Alder
streets, if plans for outlining the
steeple with incandescent lamps are
Arrangements as discussed with
officials of the city's electrical in
spection bureau provide for lights on
the edges of the spire and placing of
globes on the four surfaces leading
from the roof of the church to the
top of the steeple. The church also may
be surrounded with cluster lights.
TOWN'S CENTRAL HELD UP
S.I in Cash box Robber Demands
From Grants Pass Girl.
GRANTS PASS. Or., Feb. 1. (Spe
cial.) a masked highwayman entered
the telephone office here today, and,
shoving a gun through the window to
the operating-room, made the atten
dant. Miss Crenshaw, deliver the cash
box. The highwayman then ordered the
girl to go out the rear door. The rob
ber escaped, throwing the box into the
street and keeping the $3 in, change it
CHICAGO LOAF PRICE HOLDS
Large Baking Companies Block Plan
for Increase to Six Ccnls.
CHICAGO. Feb. 1. There will be no
immediate advance in bread prices
from 5 to 6 cents a loaf, it was an
nounced today, as a result of the stand
taken by large baking concerns, which
declined to support the proposal of the
Master Bakers' Association.
Since the larger bakeries have not
raised prices, the smaller bakeries, it
was pointed out, must meet competi
tion. WOMEN WIN IN ALABAMA
Right to Serve On Boards of Edu
cation First Point Gained.
xinxTnnilERT. Ala.. Feb. 1. Wom
en gained their first real political vio
orv in Alabama today, when a bill giv
ing the privilege of being elected and
serving as members of county boards
of education passed the Senate and
went to the Governor.
The bill had passed the House previ
ously. Equal suffrage bills are pend
ing before both houses.
BERLIN BUYS IN ROUMANIA
Large Quantity of Grain Is to Be
Supplied to Kaiser.
BERLIN tby wireless via London).
Feb. 1. It is seml-officially reported
from Bucharest that Roumania is to
supply Germany, by pre-arrangement,
a large quantity of grain.
Transportation for the grain is to be
furnished by Germany.
Party Revolt Arises on
FIGHT FOR BILL'S LIFE BITTER
Adjourning of Senate Staves
PANDEMONIUM IS UNIQUE
Senator Clarke, of Arkansas, Pleads
to Send Back Bill, Chair Is Over
ruled, Democrats Swii-5 and
Chamber Is in Turmoil.
WASHINGTON-, Feb. 1. Nine Demo
crats in the Senate today Joined an
alliance with the Republicans in an
unexpected attempt to recommit the
Government ship-purchase bill.
The sudden revolt turned, in a twin
kling, an Administration advantage
into a defense, which tonight appeared
almost hopeless to many Democratic
Forced to fight for the very life of
the proposed measure, the Democrats
succeeded in adjourning the Senate
with the motion pending to send tRe
bill back to committee. A party cau
cus Immediately was called lor to
rkana Senator AUve.
Senator Clarke, of Arkansas, sprang
the surprise when he rose while Sen
ator William Alden Smith, of. Michi
gan, was concluding; a loni? speech
against the bill and asked him to yield
for a motion. The Senator yielded, and
Senator Clarke, introducing his re
marks with an appeal for consideration
of other legislation, moved to send
back the ship bill.
The legislative pandemonium which
followed has not been witnessed In the
Senate in many years. The Democratic
Senators poured from the cloakrooms
to the chamber. v The rush from . th
Republican cloakroom was even more
immediate, as they had been fore
warned. As soon as Administration
leaders could catch their breath. Sen
ator Fletcher, in charge of the MIL
made a point of order against the mo
tion, which Vice-President Marshal
Senator CinrU appealed and the
chair was overruled and Senator
Clarke's appeal sustained, 46 to 37.
Nino Democrats voted with the Repub
licans. The motion to recommit was
pending when the Senate adjourned
until noon tomorrow.
Oregon "Standi Fat.
The nine- Democrats who voted
against the ruling of the chair were
Bankhead of Alabama, Camden of Ken
tucky, Clarke of Arkansas, Hard wick
of Georgia. Hryan or fiuntia. Hitch
cock of Nebraska. O'Gorman of New
York, Smith of Georgia and Vardamaa
As soon as the record of this vote
t Co-wluded on Face S.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YEFTKK DAY'S Maximum
minimum, 45.0 dKrecs.
TODAY'S Ha In;
Ronald O. Callvert describes legislators rs
grinding x to complete economy pro
gramme. Page 1.
Trouble is Hous likely over efforts to re
vise game lawi and reorganize commis
sions. Page L
Idaho House favors election sought by op
ponents of commlseion. Page A .
Governor Lister's Pt , measurrs killed bl
overwhelming vote. Page 6.
Clubwomen plead with legislators not to
abolish State Industrial School for Uirls.
Allies are to be heavily reinforced, within
fortnight. Page 3.
Germans and Russians renew operations in
east. Page 3.
German objection to sale of hydro-aeroplanes
not upheld by Washington. Page o.
Republicans gain allies when Temocratlc
party in Senate splits on light over ship
purchase bill. Page 1.
Republican states, controlling 290 electoral
votes, approve new convention repre
sentation plan. Page 1.
January revenue receipts drop by $8,000,000
less than necessary to meet Government's
monthly outlay. Page l.
J. I Morgan ridicules idea Ms banking
firm controls half of railroads of United
Hoosler bov of 19 edite unique newspaper
which will bo states exhibit at Pair.
Snow and slcrt storm sweeping over East
and Middle West. Page .
Bill Rodsers . goes on another trip into
wilderness. Page 10.
Jack. Curley denounces critics of Jess Will-
srd and predicts defeat of Jack Johnson.
Amateur hockey championship of Portland
to bo settled tonight. Pase li).
Pacific North went.
Farmers', Home makers and Industrial
week tttract 700 to Corvallis. Page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Wheat, oats, barley and flour advance
rapidly in local market. PRe 15.
Italy and Sweden remove import duties on
grain. Page 15.
Wall Street stocks and bonds firm and ad
vancing. Page 15.
Queries for flour may send more cargoes
from here to England soon. Page 14.
Wheat a'dvances 5 cents. Page 15.
Steel advance carries up other stock. Page 15.
Portland and Vicinity.
Election scandal to be subject of srand
jury inquisition. Page 9.
Payments of taxes first day aggregate
$.V0.10. Page lti.
Fair rates by rail and water announced.
Pase 14. -
Merging of all Southern Pacific lines in
state confirmed by President Sproule.
Adjuiant-GenoraJ While assumes office and
announces policy. Page 16.
Stat3 and county forestry work commended
by federal inspector. Page 9.
$2,000,000 ASKED FOR ROAD
Secretary Lane Places Figure for
Alaskan Govcrmcnt Railway.
WASHINGTON", "Feb. ; 1. Secretary
Lane asked the House appropriations'
committee today to include $3,000,000
in the sundry civil bill for the Alaskan
The limit- of expense for construc
tion of the railway is 535,000,000. Of
this 51,000,000 has been appropriated
and mostly spent in surveys.
JIM CR0WCARS SOUGHT
Congressional Committee Says Law
Would Benefit Both Kaccs.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1. A bill to
separate whites and negroes on passen
ger vehicles in the District of Colum
bia was favorably reported to the
The committee report says there is
constant friction between the races on
streetcars and that the proposed law
would add to the comfort of each.
NOW FOR BALED HAY AT SALEM.
REPUBLICANS 0. K.
nO5 loons, sighted over lov
D r( M iv,rry '.isumably making inland, ha
STATES LIKE REPRESENTATION
Commonwealths With 290
Electoral Votes Reply.
SCHEME IN EFFECT SOON
Membership or Xcxt National Con
ference of Party Xol Tet Worked
Out ncmiblicans Outnumber
Democrats by 160,000.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 1. Secretary
James B. Reynolds, of the republican
National Committee, today announced
that the new plan of representation In
the next Republican National conven
tion, proposed by the Republican Na
tional Committee, had been approved
by states representing- -90 electoral
votes some 25 more than necessary
under the conditions made by the Na
tional Committee and will be put in
effect when the committee meets to ar
range for the next National conven
tion. Secretary Reynolds' statement says:
"At a meeting of the committee, held
in Washington In December. 1913, it
was decided that the basis of repre
sentation should be changed, if Repub
lican state eanventions in states repre
senting a majority of the votes in the
Electoral College. which would be
equivalent to the majority of delegates
in the National convention, should au
thorize the change. At that time the
following resolution was proposed:
' "Confident that the action of this
committee, representing, as it does, the
practically unanimous sentiment of the
Republican voters of the various states,
will be ratified and be made effective;
Four DeleBtc Allowed.
Be"ft resolved. That this committee
shall issue the call for delegatea to the
National convention, to be held in the
year 1916 to nominate candidates for
President and Vice-President, in ac
cordance with the following basis of
' 'Each state shall be entitled in said
convention to four delegates-at-large.
'Two additional delegates-at-large
for each Representative-at-large in
Congress elected from any state en
titled to one or more additional Repre
sentatives in Congress under the ap
portionment made in accordance with
the last census, but in which state no
new Congressional district has been
provided by law.
" 'One delegate from each Congres
" "An additional delegate for each
Congressional district In which tbe
vote for Republican Elector in 1908, or
for the Republican nominee for Con-
CConcluded on Page 2.)
Monday's War Moves
'FECIAL, orders issued by the police
last night caused Minds to be whisked
down all over London and reports
snrcad that five Zeppelin dirisiblc
ad been flrrd
on by the forts.
Farts of the City of London waited
for more than two hours with blinds
drawn, but nothing happened. In
quiries elicited from the police the
information that orders to prepare for
ark air raid, had been issued by tho War
Office, but whether because nir craft
really had been piKhtod or as a re
hearsal it was impossible to ascer
tain. One menage from Dover reported
that the raiders had been driven i fT
by the suntlre, but no details were
This flurry Ecrvcd
notony of the news
fronts, where nono
to vary the mo
frotn Ihe baltlo
of the jinnies.
either in the cast
been able to deliver
the west, hat1
to cause any shift in their alignment.
The German submarine uttacUs on
British merchant ships continue to be
the paramount topic of Jiscusslon and
predictions are made that food prices,
which already are soaring, will co still
higher if many more r:tlds arc ac
complished. The shipping of the west co!"t is
still. somewhat upset, tho Dublin tcam
racket Company announcing last night
the temporary abandoning of 1! sail
ings with Belfast, Liverpool and Glas
gow. One other Dublin company also
has suspended its sailings, but the
other schedules arc being maintained
The chief solace Great Britain finds
in the German submarine attacks is
that the craft thus used cannot take
part in the regular naval operations.
Out of the confused fighting in the
Carpathians, which continues to dom
inate the military situation, comes
nothing in the way cf a decisive con
flict, and perhaps the most significant
news from the eastern theater Is the
theory enunciated from I'etrograd that
Field Marshal Von ITlndenberg is plan
ning another general onslaught on the
Russian linos west of Warsaw.
Artillery duels almost exclusively
have been the measure of tho recent
fighting in France and Belgium. The
German official statement dismisses
the western theater with the ter?c an
nouncement "nothing to report." The
French record only one iufantry at
tack, to the southeast of Yprc-, where
they say a German atteinpl, to advance
The British Parliament reassembles
today for consideration of a number ot
important war-time questions. While
no contentious legislation will be de
bated, tho labor party will' press for
government action with reference to
the increase in the price of food.
Alien enemy restrictions probably
again will be threshed out, and there
is likely to be a further request for
more information on the recruiting sit
uation. The London newspapers are pointing
out the growing unrest in labor circles,
and there is a belief in some quarters
that this may necessitate action by the
government. Fifty thousand miners in
West Yorkshire, whose aprcenient with
their employers expires in a fortnight,
are demanding six pence (1- cents)
extra in wages, on tho threat of a
strike; the Welsh miners also want
increased pay and better working con
ditions; while the railway men contend
that their wages are not in keeping
with the increased cost of living.
The first thing to be dealt with bj
Parliament, however, will be finance.
A. B. C. DENNISTON NAMED
Appointment as General las.enser
Agent of Slilp Company Announced.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 1. (Special.)
A. B. C. Dennlston. a well-known
steamship man of the Pacific Coast, has
been appointed general agent of the
passenger department of the Great
Northern-Pacific Steamship Company
Mr. Denniston will make his home in
San Francisco. He was formerly con
nected with Eastern railroads, later
moving to Portland, where for several
years he was passenger agent of the
Great Northern Railroad. He moved
to Seattle, where he was general West
ern passenger agent of the same rail
road company. In Seattle ho was also
Northwestern passenger agent of thej
Pacific Coast Steamship Company, re-1
signing to become owner and general!
manager of a number of steamers
plying on Puget Sound.
TWO MORE DIE FROM FIRE
List ot Victims of Hospital Blaze at
Walla Walla Grows.
WALLA WALLA. Wash., Feb. 1.
(Special.) Two more victims of the
St. Mary's Hospital fire, Wednesday,
died Saturday. They were Mrs. Al
Tabor. 52, and Albert jvierryman, asea
60. Physicians say that the exposure
at" the time of rescue had little to do
with the death of the two. Two other
victims died Friday.
TWO BATTLESHIPS FAVORED
Head of Senate Committee Against
Provision of None This rear.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 1. President
Wilson told Chairman Tillman, of the
Senate naval committee, today that he
believed that Congress should provide
for two battleships this year.
H also said he disagreed witn Mr.
Tillman's contention that none should
bo built this year, but that four should
be constructed next year on lessons of
the European war.
TO GRIND STATE AK
Joint Committee Gets
Ready to Hew.
CONSOLIDATING PLANS LAID
Five Mergers ot Various De
HARMONY AUGURS ACTION
(ioMTiior Watches hill Iirs .ol
Wield Club or p Vctnci. and
Promises Legislative Onl
look Is Prlsht.
BY RONALD O. CAt.LVKnT.
STATU CA1MTOU Salem. Or., Feb. I.
(Staff Correj-pumlcnec.) Circum
stances and conditions made opportune
the remark a few d.ijs ugo that th
legislature was getting ready lv tuckle
tho big job in tho economy projjrumnie
consolidation and elimlihutton of com
missions and boa-d.i. It had taken off
Its coat, rolled up Its sleeves, Kpit on
its hands and was about to grasp the
ax handle. I neglected to mention that
it would be necessary to grind the ax.
That is what is going on now.
in other words the Joint House and
Senate committee having consolidation
matters In hand held a meeting today
and at least formulated a method for
going about their business. Senator
Barren's tentative plan, heretofore out
lined, seemed to meet with favor tn
prrlal lqulrjr .Made.
The members generally decided that
it sounded good, but they desired to
know if it were practicable. So they
worked down through it. appointing
special committees to take, up each
proposed consolidation, these com
mittees to report bark to the main com
mittee at the earliest possible, moment,
bills designed to -any out the general
aim of each consolidation, with data
disclosing the monetary saving that
would be attained and such lnforma
lion as is available to demonstrate that
tho merger would promote or at least
not Impair efficiency.
The committee had worked part way
throush Senator Barrett's plan In this
way when there wan a call of the
Senate and the members of the upprr
body withdrew to take up the discus
sion of an increase In the bounty oa
Tentative I'laaa Made.
The tentative bills that the sub-coin-mlttccs
will ricpare provide for tho
following: One board of regents for
all the hither educational Institutions;
transfer ot tho banking department to
the offlio of the State Treasurer; con
solidation of several departments
having supervision over labor matter:
transfer of tho corporation department
to tho office of Insurance Commis
sioner; consolidation of tho JStato Kngl
necr's and Highway Lnglnecr'a depart
ment with possibly eomo change In
tho Water Board. This waa the extent
ot tho committees' action today.
As one-half of the cession has pasard
and the consolidation movement Is Jut
getting down to a practical basis, tha
carrying out of pre-election pledgta
niight appear dubloua It the bualucs
of tho Legislature were running aa It
did two years ago. Several member
who sat In the 1913 session have re
marked upon the absence this year of
tho obstacles to a sincere and deeoroua
consideration of legislation so ottcii
then encountered. Then the members
would settle down with a long calen
dar beforo them determined to tram-art
lot of business and In. pcrhap".
would come a bombshell from the ex
ecutive ofnee. The calendar would b
forgotten and much ot tha day would
be devoted to spilling wralh and ora
tory. Ooteranr I mem Ma Clan.
Harmony between the Governor and
the Legislature has distinct advantages.
The average legislator Is more sus
ceptible to argument than force. Go
ernor Wlthycombe is keeping aa watch
ful an eyo on legislation a.1 any of h.s
predecessors, but when a rroponal
strikes nlm as lll-ad l.-ed he does not
rush Into the lobby to trade vetoes or
promises to approve other measures In
order to gain his point. Clubbing la
not his method. He Invito the author
of tho bill to his office: they go over
it amicably; the Governor arts forth
his objections and the legislator ax
plains his position. Sometimes one.
sometimes the other recedes.
On a number of bills unjustifiably
carrying tho emergency clause, tha
Governor baa exerted hl Influence. Ho
has not silently awaited their passaga
with intent to apply the veto. He has
gainod elimination of the offending
Smaller Lerr Waated.
Likewise, the Governor ia exerting
hia counsel to obtain a reduction from
one mill to one-half mill In the road
lax carried in one of the Important
road bills. On the other hand, after
a discussion with some of the members
of the terms of tho existing law pro
viding a way for tho Governor to sup
ersede certain peace officers temporar
ily with his own appointees when lawa
are not properly enforced, the Gover
nor has decided not to Insist upon sub
mission of a constitutional amendment
giving him further power In the nm
direction. He hnd suggested In hta In-
iC'Jm Judv ii wa ram 4.)