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5 NOW CONTRABAND
Great Britain Announces In
tention to Seize Cargoes for
Germany and Austria.
IWILHELMINA IS EXCEPTED
THE MOItyTNG OREGOXIAyJWEDyESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1915. -
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Shipment Sow En Route Is to Be
Taken and Paid For, but Others
Will Bo Captured Without'
Compensation to Shippers.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. Ambassador
Page, at London, cabled the State De
partment today that the British fleet
had been ordered to treat cargoes of
grain and flour destined for Germany
or Austria as conditional contraband,
subject to seizure and confiscation.
This step, the Ambassador explained,
followed the announcement that the
German government had decreed con
fiscation of all grain and flour to con
serve the nation's food supply. Since
the publication of the German order
the Ambassador here. Count Von Bern
storff. personally has assured the
American government that no food
stuffs imported from the United States
or neutral countries would be subject
to seizure and press dispatches have
announced the issuance of a modifying
decree making such exemptions by the
Exception Made of Wilhelmtna.
Ambassador Page said the British
government had informed him that be
cause the steamship Wilhelmina, now
bound from New York to Hamburg
vith grain and other food, had sailed
before the issuance of the German de
tree, an exception would be made In
The vessel would be seized. It was
said, but she would be released and ber
cargo purchased at invoice price by
the British government. Warning was
Eiven. however, that other shipments
hereafter of like character, when des
tined for Germans- directly or indi
rectly, would be seized, as well as the
vessels carrying them, without com
pensation. This announcement put an entirely
now complexion on the negotiations
that have been in progress intermit
tcntlv since the beginning of the war
in rou-.-ird to the right of neutral states
to ship food supplies to belligerent
State Department Undecided.
In the British note to Secretary
Bi van regarding the Dacia, it was said
the conclusion had not been reached
to interfere with such shipments, pro
viding they were intended for the non
combating elements of the population
and not for the army of a belligerent
state with which England was at war.
Jt was Intimated then, however, that
the exceptional conditions of the pres
ent war might warrant some such ac
tion as an act of retaliation.
The State Department has not de
cided what shall be done, and is con
sidering carefully the whole subject.
power to the value of said lands necessary
to Its development Is Jess than the ratio or
o to one;
Relinquishment Is Asked.
That under such conditions it 1 to the
benefit of public policy that the Government
of the United States relinquish to. the states
Its title to lands needed for water-power
development, under such terms as will safe
guard the public from monopolistic or spec
That of Importance equal to the -TBrater-power
development la the creation of hydro
electric markets now Interfered with Dy
burdensome restrictions on the settlement or
public lands, and on the utilization of min
eral and timber products, extending in Ore
gon alone over tracts equal to nearly 60
per cent ef the area of the state; and, be it
further - .
Resolved, That for the purpose of declar
ing in more specific detail the principles
which the water-power and public lano
states ot the West deem a Just and equit
able basis for developing their resources, tne
Legislature of the State of Oregon does
hereby invite each of the Legislatures of
the States of Washington. Idaho, Montana.
Colorado. California. Wyoming. Utah Ne
vada. South Dakota. Idaho and North ua
kota to appoint five delegates to meet rnia
five delegates to be elected by the Leg
islature of the State of Oregon, In confer
ence at Portland. Or., m the S ummer or
Fall of the year 1915; and, be It further
Five Delegates to Be Named.
nesolved. That the Senato elect two dele
gates and the House three delegates, and
"art" Governor of the State of Oregon
appoint the time for such
cordance with the desires of the several
states herein mentioned; be It further
Resolved. That copies of this resolution be
transmitted to the Oregon Senators and
Representatives In Congress, to the Speaker
of the National House ot Representatives, to
the Presfdent of the United State. Senate
to the Secretary of the Interior and to the
Governor of each state Invited to the water
ier conference herein provided for trans
mission to the Legislature of his state.
coirmruAJrcEJ of war if ailies
QUIT IS PREDICTED.
Germany Is Now Securely Gagged and
Sea at Last Is Free, Says Wlastoa
PARIS, Feb. 2. "For the first time
in history England can say -the sea
is free," declared Winston Spencer
Churchill. Great Britain's First Lord of
the Admiralty, in an interview with
Hughes Leroux, editor of the Matin.
"In the days wnen you aim ,
,. . - rnntimitil "our most
eacii uiuc, -
important victories never brought us
security comparable with that -which
we enjoy touay. "..'.
we knew nothing like it.
"Supposing Germany has friendships
and relationships in- South America,
how can help reacn ner num
now? There remains the United States.
Public opinion there hesitated, per
haps, in bestowing Its sympathies, but
at the prsent moment it is fully uni
fied. We shall arrange to take precau
tions fully compatible wun me ngnu
of belligerents and the respect due to
"Germany is nae a man inromeu
with a heavy gag. Tou know the effect
of such a gag when action is neces
sary. The effort wears out the heart,
and Germany knows it. This pressure
shall not be relaxed until she gives in
unconditionally, for even if you of
France and our ally, Russia, should de
cide to withdraw from the struggle,
which is inconceivable, we English
would carry on the war to the bitter
RELIEF WORK AT STAKE
ALIEN LAW IS REVIVED
Arizona May Require Laborers to
PHOENIX. Ariz.. Feb. 2. Senator
Claypool. of Gila County, introduced
Jn the state Senate today a bill which,
if enacted, would impose on Arizona
employers conditions similar to those
prescribed by the anti-alien labor, or
8 per cent law. which recently was de
clared unconstitutional by a tribunal
of Federal Judces.
t:nder the all.-n labor law. four out
of every five employes were to be
. ; . -. , iTn., Th riAVDool bill
prescribes certain qualifications for
laborers In nazaraous empiDjmeuumiiw
requires that nil must understand the
A similar bffl introduced In the last
Legislature was defeated after a hard
HOUSE GROUNDHOG BAD
ffontinued From First Psge.
that they made a mistake in defeating
the bill to modify the eight-hour law.
The changes were desired chiefly by
the state institutions which the Labor
Commissioner contends must come un
der the law. Confirmation of that rul
ing by the courts would increase main
tenance cost vastly by imposing the
necessity of employing additional shifts
f attendants and other employes.
Pome of the state officers got Senator
Garland to see the point and bis mo
tion to reconsider was adopted.
Resolution Agalnat Ferris Dill.
The resolution designed to counter
act the Kellaher memorial indorsing
the Ferris waterpower bill now pend
Ing in Congress has finally been ap
proved unanimously in form and detail
by the Senato committee on Federal
relations and will be reported out to
morrow. Adoption of this resolution
would emphatically commit the state
as opposed to the general purport of
.the Congressional bill. It would also
moan the holding of an impbrtant con
vention of representatives from 13
atatcs in Fortland next Summer or
Fall. The following is the text of the
Whereas, there Is now pending In the
Ciffirraii ot the United States legislation
.,u-nrf in entoiirace the development of
the water-power resources of the West, and
Whereas. It is contemplated Dy sucn legis
latlon that the interest and control of each
rate. In the watr-power which may be dc-
veloDed. under the provisions of such legis
lation, shall In some particulars be no more
than one-half, the other one-half accruing
to or resting in the Government of the
"United State, and
Whereas. In other particulars, said legis
lation would give to the Government of the
UnlteJ States a preferential reversionary
Interest in water-powers developed there
under; Be It therefore resolved by the Senate, the
That it is now wise and opportune for the
6tate of Oregon, and the whole people there
of, through th.-ir I.egis!ative Assembly, re
spectively to ussert tor the guidance of their
delators and Representatives in Congress,
an.l for the Information of the Congress of
the United States, the following principles
as Just and ,-u.uiiable hi the premises:
Title Voted In State.
That the title to the. beds of all non
Bavigable streams and the water-powers
within their banks now appropriated and as
yot not alienated hy the State of Oregon,
and the title to the beds of all navigable
streams within the state of Oregon, and the
water-power within their banks (subject
only to the rights of commerce! Is vested
exclusively In the state of Oregon, and the
whole people, thereof;
That the unappropriated or reserved or
withdrawn Government lands on the banks
of said streams, wherein water-power is
available. whii necessary to the develop
ment of said power, are In no ease of value
equal to the value of the water-power with
in aald banks, and owned by the State of
That the 8tate of Oregon does not concede
that ih proportionate value el said water-
HOOVER HOLDS IMPORTANT
KEREXCE IX BERLIJV.
Aid Cannot Be Given Poland Unless
Germans Will Promise Tfot to Seize
Food for Armies.
BERLIN, Feb. 2, via London. Herbert
C. Hoover, chairman of the American
Belgian relief committee, has arrived
in Berlin for an important conference
with the German government. So im
portant are these negotiations that It
may be said that on them depends
whether American relief measures in
Poland can be continued or not.
With Mr. Hoover are Dr. Wycklilte
Ross and Ernest Bicknell, who have
been investigating conditions i Bel
gium and Eastern Poland on behalf of
the Rockefeller Foundation and the
American Red Cross. These two Ameri
cans are in Berlin to consider the es
tablishment of a relief organization for
Poland. A condition to the undertak
ing is the pledge of the German and
Austrian governments not to requisi
tion from the inhabitants any foodstuffs
whatever for the use of the German and
Austrian armies in Poland.
There is good reason to believe these
pledges will be given, but if they are
not the relief measures for Poland as
at present planned will have to be
Free Sewing Machines
Better do yourself and pocketbook the justice to
come and see THE FREE before starting your
Spring sewing. Don't forget about it now; it's
worth looking at.
Sold on the Easy Payment Plan
SI. 00 Down and $1.00 Week
MAIL ORDERS FILLED BY EXPERT SHOPPERS
3tV) 00 JLfO
rman wouGuvy vio.
J "Merchandisexf cl Merit Only"
Phone Marshall 5000 ' A 691
Wednesday Third and Last Day of .
Greatest of All Silk Sales
Newest 1915. Spring Patterns
Fnr SI. 00 to SI. 25 silks, hairline and flowered
Imessalines and taffetas, print warp taffetas, Roman
stripes and figured designs.
For 85c quality messalines in all colors and shades.
26 inches wide.
iFor $1.50 charmeuse, 40 inches wide. In all the
1 For $1.75 crepe meteor, 36 inches wide, in white,
cream, black and colors.
For $2.00 crepe de chine, 40 inches wide and in
over 40 different colors. Second Floor
15c for 20c yard dress snap tape.
11c for 15c yard dress snap tape
Newest Novelty NecKwear
Introducing the Latest Spring Styles
Vt" Special 50c
Hard to decide which is prettiest, isn't it? They are all new and
original and to be found here only. ...
Of chiffon brgandie. Swiss embroidery, fine batiste and Oriental lace.
While we show but four of these collars in the illustration, there are
many other styles, some having vests attached. Finished with hem
stitching, narrow lace edging, hand embroidery and picot. Many are
finished with narrow black velvet ribbon. First tloor
PINS AND NEEDLES
4$ for 5c package Milward's needles, 45$
3$ for 5c package Crowley Needles, 35
3$ for 5c package Gold Eye Needles, 33
4$ior 5c package Eagle Pins, all sizes,
45 $ dozen.
72 for 10c English Pins, all sizes, 75$
3tfor 5c package Colonial Safety Pins,
2tfor box of Mourning Pins, containing
7$ for 10c cube pins, all kinds.
7$ for 10c Damascus safety pins.
3$ for 5c pin cards, all styles.
New Veilings, Special 48c
Selling Regularly From 75c to $1.50
Veils have again come into fashion, and no well-dressed woman
considers her street costume complete without an artistic veil draped
over her hat. . , , ,
I this sale we offer some of the newest veilings in lengths from one
to one and a half yards long. , tt.ii u t-
Plain meshes, shadow lace meshes, novelty meshes. In j1'
brown and blue.
WOMAN FIGHTS BURGLAR
Robber Target for Volley as He
Flees Away From House.
MARSHFIELD. Or., Keb. 2. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. M. A. Monsen. o this city,
climbed noiselessly out of bed, leavins
her husband asleep, last night and
searched with a revolver in her hand
for a burglar. She found him.
As she was opening one of the doors,
the burglar grabbed her by the wrist,
holding the revolver, and wrenched the
weapon from her prrasp. Mrs. Monsen
made a valiant fight, scratching the
man's face, and clinging to his hair
to detain him. The marauder, how
ever, escaped, leavins a large sample
of his locks in her possession. Mrs.
Monsen followed him to the roof and
aimed two shots at him, but both went
wild and as a parting warning to
hurry fired a third time as he was
crossing the lawn.
MRS. GERL1NGER LOSES
Appeal In Case for 550,000 Dam
ages Defeated at Salem.
SAL.EM, Or., Feb. 3. (Special.) The
Supreme Court in a decision handed
down today allirmea tne oecisiuii ut
the lower court in the case of Gertrude
Gerlingeer. appellant, versus LJoyd
Frank. respondent, appealed from
Multnomah County. The plaintiff had
sued for $50,000 damages, alleging
breach of promise of marriage con
tract and averring that her affections
had been "deeply injurea. tne jurj
in the lower court allowed the plaintiff
The opinion was written by Justice
Burnett and concurred in by Chief Jus
tice Moore and Justices McBride and
Astoria Has 18 Days of Rain.
ASTORIA. Or. Feb. 3. (Special.)
January was an exceptionally wet
month In Astoria. According to the
records in Local 'Weather Observer
Gilmore's office, the precipitation was
11.20 inches, or 1.74 inches In excess of
the average for the corresponding
months of previous years. Rain fell
on 18 days and the greatest amount of
precipitation during any 34 hours was
1.8S inches on the 3d. Ten days were
clear, seven were partly cloudy and
14 were cloudy. The highest tempera
ture was 64, and- the -lowest was SO
The Best Shoes for Women
at Surprising Sale Prices
Every Pair in the Season's Newest Style
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Our name is on every pair of these shoes, assuring you or me n.g.it
standard in merchandise.
For Regular $6.00 Shoes
Bronze vamp dress boots patent leather vamp boots cloth-top but
ton boots boots with gunmetal vamps.
For Shoes Selling to $6.50
Cleanup of all our gray and brown suede button shoes.
Also at this price, street boots with patent colt or gun
metal vamps. With Cuban heels. Basement
February Better-Than-Ever Sale of
Notions and Dressmakers' Findings
It Anticipates and Fulfils Every Sewing Need
With plans for Spring sewing under serious consideration, the accrued savings on these small
but necessary wares are not to be underestimated. The savings during this sale will be very large
on "dozen" pieces and on smaller quantities in proportion, "what is of equal importance
HERE YOU DO NOT LOSE TIME AND PATIENCE IN
GETTING WHAT YOU WANT WHEN YOU WANT IT
Professional dressmakers and those who do their own sewing will reap much profit by attending
4 for 5c spool O. N. T. Cotton,
black, -white, colors, 45 doz.
25 for 3 spools 10c Hemingway
silk, all colors. 80 dozen.
4 for 5c King Basting Thread.
500-yard spools, all numbers.
45 dozen spools.
25 for 3 spools 10c Marshall's
25 for 3 spools 10c Geneva
1$ for 5c Revol Fasteners. Black,
white, all sizes.
7 for 10c card Koh-i-nor Fasten
ers, all sizes.
7tf for 10c card DeLong Fasten
ers, in black, white, all sizes.
8 for 10c card celluloid Dress
18t for 25c yard Dress Snap
3t for 5c yard black or white
4 for 6c yard elastic, black or
5 for 7c yard elastic, black or
white, Vi inch. .
6 for 8c yard elastic, black or
7 for 9c yard elastic, black or
S for 10c yard elastic, black or
10 for 126c yard elastic, black
or white, 1 inch.
BONING, BINDINGS AND
7t for 10c yard Chicago feather
bone. 80 box.
7 for 10c yard H. B. tape bone.
S for 10c yard taffeta collar
bone. 90 dozen.
12 for 15c bolt taffeta seam
binding. $1.35 dozen.
19 for 25c bolt Prussian binding.
12 for 15c bias seam tape.
5 for 10c card Keitel collar sup
25 foV 3 10c cards Eve or Astra
5ti for 10c card silk covered collar
for 5c celluloid collar supports.
THIMBLES AND TAPE
3 for 5c celluloid thimbles.
5J for 10c German silver thim
bles. 3J for 5c open-end Tailors' Thim
bles. 10J for 15c heavy-plated thim
bles. 3 for 5c celluloid finger shields.
3k for 5c 60-inch tape measures.
for 10c 60-inch linen tape
8 for 15c wire tape measures.
17 for 25c work basket tape
10$ for 3 c packages K. B. wire
pins, all sizes. -11
for 15c large wire hair pin
1S for 25c K. B. hair pin cubes.
10 for 20c bone pins.
10 pair for 15c white sew-on
18 pair for 25c white sew-on
39 for 50c Princess Chic sup
porters, with belt.
19 for Lady Grace 25c sup
porters, with belt.
18 for 25c Velvet grip support
ers. 10 for 20c children's white sup
porters. 18 for 25c Kewpie hose sup
porters. 39 for 50c round garters.
19 for 25c round garters.
5$ for 36-inch fine silk hair nets,
with or without elastic, 7
25 for 12 silk 5c hair nets.
25 for 2 25c real hair nets.
Royal dress shields carry the
strongest guarantee of any dress
shield made. In crescent, regular
and detachable styles.
15 for 20c shields, No. 2. $1.65
18 for 25c shields, No. 3, $2.10
21 for 30c shields. No. 4, $2.25
2Stf for 35c shields, No. 5, $3.10
O. M. O. dress shields, the
famous moist-proof shields.
17 for 22c shields, No. 2. 3 pairs
20 for 25c shields, No. ,3. 3 pairs
for 55$. "'
25$ for 23c shields, No. 4. 3 pairs
30 for 34c shields, No. 5. 3 pairs
42$ for 50c Zouave shields, No. 3.
3 pairs for $1.20.
Naiad dress shields, the
serviceable, hygienic, washable
17$ for 20c shields, No. 2. 3 pair
19 for 23c shields, No. 3. 3 pain
22 for 25c shields, No. 4. 3 pairs
25 for 30c shields, No. 5. 3 pairs
HOOKS AND EYES
4 for 5c card Windsor hooks and
eyes; IS box of 6 cards.
7 for 10c envolopo Poet's hooks
4 for 5c card Ropes hooks and
eyes, all sizes. 21 box of 6
6 for 10c card Wilson hooks and
5 for 10c Macey hooks and eyes.
2 for 4c card common hooks and
50 for 75c box of 100 lead dress
weights, Nos. 4 and 5.
18 for 25c skirt markers, fold
ing. 15 for 20c skirt markers, fold
ing. 7 for 10c yard Warren'a lead
8 for 10c yard Anchor bone lead
10 for 3 bolts 5c Dutch linen
tape. All sizes.
4 for 5c yard best skirt braid.
72-yard bolt $2.50.
3 for 5c assorted tailor chalk.
65 for 1 lb. ball cablo cord.
8$ for 10c Vcri-Bcst Hat Fasten-
6 for 10c bolt lingerie tape.
17 for 25c sanitary elastic belt.
5 for 10c Chic sanitary belt.
35 for 60c lace trimmed sani
25 for 40c sanitary aprons.
5 for 10c Mother's iron wax.
35 for 50c self-heating curling
7 for 10c curling irons.
19 for 25c West electric curlers.
19 for 25c Magic hair curlers.
39 for 75c scissors, in assorted
styles, best makes, all sizes.
o(loa Section. First Floar.
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i 0. YATES
Ex-Governor of Illinois Co-re-.
spondent in Divorce Suit.
MUCH HUGGING CHARGED
Kurcka Woman's Husband Says
There Were Embraces Kvery Time
Train Entered Tunnel "Alt
Untrue," Politician Says.
SAX FRANCISCO. Feb. 2. Richard
D Yates. ex-Governor of Illinois, Is
named as co-respondent in a divorce
complaint filed here today by Mward
R. Freeman, a photographer of Eureka
Cal against Emma B. Freeman. The
complaint alleges that Mrs. eeman
and Yates traveled together from Eu
reka to San Francisco in July. MU.
Among the charges made by free
man against nia wuc ...
That she permitted Yates to hug
her in every mime v-.
trough, at .every brldj. and e very
time tne wiwsne - - , .
That she celebrated her arrival here
with him by a juDiiee yuunv.
L . , .i a TM-harri KMlev. un-
l nai sne wiuc , , - .
, , v 'i mi in alleged to
aer wnica " - .
have traveled, to visit her Toora at a
hotel in Wilms, cai.
laieH jeiL iici. ' .
after the alleged jubilee In San Fran
cisco and went East. Mrs. Freeman
j i hn.hand in Eureka.
reiurneu w - .
Thev are said first to have met when
Yates deliverea a luiuiuhu-
in Eureka In 1913
SPRINGFIELD. Ill, Feb. J. "The
charges are ail untrue- Further than
that I don't care to talk about the
subject at this time." said Kichara u.
Yates ex-Governor of Illinois, when
informed that he had been named as
co-respondent in a divorce complaint
filed in San Francisco by Edward R.
Freeman of Eureka, Cal., against
Emma S. Freeman.
ALBANY CLUB SEEKS NAME
New Organization ot Boosters to
Meet Saturday Xiglit.
. . . .i- ir.iV. " fRnec.ial.l r
Seventy-ono different names have been
suggested for Amany s new .
club, which will be to this city what
the Rosarians are to Portland, the
Cherrians to Salem and the Radiators
to Eugene. A name will be determined
at the next meeting, of the newly-or
ganized clut) Baturaay ius-
Among the names suggested thus ifar
are Hubarians, rippui. :
Hummers, Applellnns, bumim, wu.r
men. Hub Hikers. Knights of the Hub,
Hub Linns. Appleomans. Live wires.
Hub City Marchers, aarcmus "uul11--and
O. A. C. Glee Club Visits Albany.
ALBANY. Or.. Feb. 2. (Special.)
The glee club of the Oregon Agricult-
MARLEY 1V2 IN.
DEVON 214 IN.
a FOR 25 CENTS
CXtTETT PEA&OPrft caiHCTBOYKY,
ural College gave a concert at the First
Baptist Church in this city last night.
The club appeared here under the di
rection of the Young Men's Christian
Supreme Court Honors Dead.
Sir.rar Or.. Feb. 1. (Special.) Out
of respect to the memory of the late
Judge E. B. Watson, former member
of the Supreme uouri. wnose luntui
111 v. - v, ,.1 .1 1- TnT-t ? -i tiI tomorrow at
2:30 o'clock, the Supreme Court today
adjourned until Thursday. judge
Watson tool his seat as a member of
this court on the first Monday In July,
1880. being one of the first elective
members of the Supreme Court. He
served four vears and was Chief Jus
tice from July. 1882. until July, 1884.
Suicide Recent Asylum Inmate.
ROSEBURG, Or., Feb. 2. (Special.)
From the contents of a letter re
ceived here today, the County Coroner
is satisfied that Miss Agnes O'Leary
or Miss Agnes Johnson. hos body
was found here several weeks aco fol
lowing her suicide, wus discharged
only recently from an Insane asylum
at Agrtew. Cal. Her husband Is uid t
live at San Luis Obispo, but te date he
has not been reached by the officers.
The Coroner today notified tlio Chlrf
of Police there to notify her husband
regarding his wife's tragic death.
T!i-r sr about S.KW.Ooo bloyrli.i In it
in Franc now. iomprrl Willi triMj.lMMl
14 Years ko. when Ih- government began
rnuntlnp; Ilium for lanatlfTi.
By the order of the Trustee in Bankruptcy, Tom
Gallagher's entire stock of woolens is to be closed out
made into the very finest Suits and Overcoats for men
at near one-half the regular prices.
It is a truly wonderful sale,
and it is backed by the Courts
Postpone All Clothing Buying WAIT!
SEE OREGONIAN TOMORROW
FOR DETAILS OF SALE