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THE MORNING OREGOXIAy. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1915. ,
RLA N NOT
Secretary of War Sharply Re
plies to Characterization of
Bills for Army.
OUTSIDE INFLUENCE SEEN
Orficcr of General Staff and Others
Xot in Department Get Senate
Military Committee's Ear.
Attitude Is Regretted.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2. Secretary
.Garrison has made public a letter
he had addressed to Senator Chamber
lain, chairman of the Senate military
committee, sharply objecting to char
acterization of pending- Administration
bills to strengthen the Army as "piece
meal legislation." and declaring that
unless Congress -will provide the
trained personnel to man them the
country's coast defense guns might as
well be dismantled.
Senator Chamberlain recently wrote
to the Secretary, advising that Con
gress would be unable to enact the
piecemeal legislation" proposed by the
War Department and asking that the
Department submit a general measure
tor reorganization or the Army based
on a plan drafted by the general staff.
In his reply. Secretary Garrison sug
gested that persons outside of the De
partment were getting the committee's
ear and intimated that an officer of
the general staff had been transferred
from Washington some time ago on ac
count of his activities In this connec
tion. Officer Still Active.
This officer, whose name neither the
Secretary nor Senator Chamberlain
would divulge, Mr. Garrison said, was
continuing his activities and had
"caused his views to be published in
After expressing regret at the atti
tude of the Senator toward the pend
ing bills, which ho thought were
heartily approved by the committee, Mr.
"I could understand opposition based
upon the financial requirements, or pro
reeding from those who are convinced
that nothing should be done to
strengthen or improve our military
"If wo could deal with the question
ideally, the proper way to do so would
be to prepare one great bill embracing
everything and ask that it be accepted
as a whole and thus enacted. When 1
came to consider the recommendations
which I had made to Congress the plan
to obtain the completion of the units
we already possessed seemed to me to
be absolutely convincing.
t'oat tiuards eeded.
"Other recommendations were along
the lino of the military policy recom
mended by the General Staff. It is a
fact that all the bills had the approval
of the General Staff, excepting the
toast artillery increase bill.
"Here again it is a matter of judg
ment and I felt that since we were
woefully behind in furnishing our
quota for this essential work, we
should make that up, even if it pro
duced a disproportion. As you know,
we have spent at least U60.000.000 in
coast defenses and have relied upon
the National Guard to furnish one-liulf
the personnel and have agreed to fur
nish the other half from the Regular
"The National Guard has not been
able to fulfill its part, and we have
not come anywhere near filling our
part. All that I am asking for is that
we should live up to our own agree
ment in this respect.
"Certainly It seems to me to be a
situation that we cannot longer permit
to endure that these great coast-defense
forts should have no trained
personnel to handle them. This per
sonnel cannot be improvised, and the
Kuns might as well be dismantled if
we are not to have trained men to
LONGSHOREMAN IS KILLED
Jury Censures CapUiin for Careless
ness in leading Lumber.
When the risking or the steam
schooner Klamath, which was loading
at the dock of the Standard Box &
Lumber Company, at Kast Water and
Pine streets, toppled over a pile of
lumber on the docks Monday after
noon, Jens Sorenscn, a longshoreman,
was crushed beneath the fulling planks,
lie died a few moments later. Soren
sen was-34 years ell.
At an inquest the Coroner's jury cen
sured Captain Charles Green, master of
the Klamath, for gross carelessness, for
allowing a guy line to extend over the
wharf when the vessel was moving.
MOBS ATTACK BAKERIES
Wheat in Sardinia Kics to $10 Per
Quintal, Highest Known.
ROME, Feb. 2. Meetings in protest
against the high price of bread con
tinue to be held in various provincial
towns. On the Island of Sardinia, the
price of wheat nits reached about $10
per quintal (--0.46 pounds), which ex
ceeds tho price during the crisis in
Mobs in some of the villages have
attacked the bakeries and the munici
palities have been forced to distribute
CANADA TO PAY FOR SHOTS
Tarents or Dead American Get $10,
000 and Wounded Man $5000.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. Under an
agreement reached last night the Cana
dian government will settle claims
Krowing out of the recent shooting of
two American duck hunters by Cana
Ten thousand dollars will be paid
to the parents of Walter Smith,
who was killed, and $5000 to Charles
Dorsch, who was wounded, in addition
to tiie legal expenses.
EMPRESS PLAYLET PLEASES
J. K. Kramett and Company Shine in
"The Strongest Tie."
Headlining the bill at the Empress
this week is J. K. Einmett, who, with
Viola Crane and company, is appear
In "The Strongest Tie," a dramatic
playlet, with a wealth of human inter
est, a gripping plot and elaborate set
ting. The offering is a. vehicle for the
display of Mr. Emmett's talents as a
sweet singer, an artistic dancer and au
ax tor of ability. Lillian Fuehrer, a
dainty child-actress. Is the "tie that
binds." She is a lively youngster who
acts naturally and vies with the star
for honors. The scene In which she is
put to bed and spanked is a delightful
bit of homelike comedy.
Those who want a rare treat In
character work should hear Eddie
Clark do his song, "The Knocker" The
words and the interpretation are great.
As the "Street Urchin," who wants to
go back to the workhouse, Mr. Clark is
again a big hit. He appears in a novel
act in which Clarissa Rose plays the
piano accompaniments and presents
cello solos which are artistic and well
The immense laugh on the bill is the
number in which Roy and Arthur stage
.. . - i i.ii fir- " Kmash. crash!
The dishes fly and many of them meet
an end that must maae noj i '"
popular with the crockery dealers.
After a lot of nonsense and fun they
show just how clever they are. And
that's decidedly clever.
Selections from grand opera are
given in solos, duets and quartettes by
four singers of unusual talent, who are
billed as the Ogden Quartet. One of
the men was a court singer in Europe
for many years and all are artists, who
cannot fail to please. They won several
Eon Smith and Constance Farmer
have a lively and entertaining act that
runs along from joke to song and from
sons to joke and makes every one feel
A sensational acrobatic and postur
ing novelty is that offered by the
Three Donalds, husky, well-proportioned
and surprisingly strong men,
who have brand new stunts.
OLD HURT A-D FIREWORKS IS DE
CLARED USED I3T FRAUD.
President of Los Aneeles Buildliic Is
Accused of Collecting Insurance
Under False Pretenses.
LOS ANGELES. Feb. 2. By exploding
a firecracker in a streetcar on the
Fourth of July and then pointing to
a left eye that seemed to have been
freshly Injured, Joseph II. N. Wilson
collected a $10,000 accident Insurance
policy, according to Thomas L. Wool
wine, District Attorney, who had Wil
son arrested for obtaining money under
Although the eye was inlured years
ago in Canada, physicians who at
tended Wilson thought he had just been
hurt, says the District Attorney.
The warrant only charges one case
of fraud, but Mr. Woolwine declared
that Wilson, who Is president of the
Los Angeles Building Association, col
lected an accident policy from another
insurance company by a similar trick
July 6, 1913, two days after he is al
leged to have exploded the firecracker.
The District Attorney says Wilson pre
tended to be hit in the eye by a stick
while cutting firewood and collected
from a second company, who had him
Insured under the name of George A.
MORE MARINES'GO TO HAITI
Cnitcd States Cruiser Also Is at Port
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. The cruiser
Montana, with COO marines, gathered
from the Atlantic fleet at Guantanamo,
Cuba, was taken to Port au Prince,
Haiti, to protect American interests. A
report to the Navy Department from
Kear-Admiral Caperton, commanding
the naval forces in Haitien waters.
summarized by Secretary Daniels, says:
"Conditions unchanged and quiet at
Fort au Prince."
Admiral Caperton. who commands the
cruiser squadron of the Atlantic fleet,
has taken his flagship, the Washing
ton, from Cape Haitien to Port au
Prince. The punboat Wheeling is at
Saint Marc. Although Admiral Caper
ton does not discuss the military situ
ation. It is supposed that General Guil
laume's revolutionary forces are near-
r Port au Prince to attack President
Theodore at the capital.
The Washington was ordered to Cape
Haitien when Guillaume's forces were
besieging that port. After the fall of
Cape Haitien the revolutionists an
nounced their purpose to march on Port
SALOON FEES RETURNED
Refund Made AVI ten Vancouver Men
Promise not to Re-enter Trade.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Feb. 2. (Spe
cial.) On the pledge that they would
not ask for liquor licenses should the
Supreme Court invalidate the local
option election here, 13 saloonkeepers
received $405 on the unexpired por
tions of their permits.
The Council unanimously ordered the
money paid when the saloonmen made
the request There are, however, four
licenses for retail liquor sales and one
for wholesale business yet outsanding.
If these are paid, the total refund will
be 5 tit; 73.
The Council also passed on Its second
reading an ordinance preventing the
disposal of liquor in the city limits and
passed an ordinance preventing roller
skating within the fire limits.
NEW TRAINS ON TODAY
Service Is Put On for People of
Now local train service between
Portland and OeiUralia, Wash., will be
inaugurated this morning-, giving much
improved facilities to people of the
Southwest Washington country to
vsit Portland. The new trains are ex
pected to foster better business re
lations between this city and that ter
ritory. The southbound train, known as tho
Portland local, will leave Centraiia
daily at 7:30 A. M., arriving at Port
land at 10:40 A. M. Returning, the
northbound train is known as the
Centraiia local, leaving Portland at 7
P. M. and reaching Centraiia at 10:10
P. M. Stops will be made at all local
points In both directions.
TWO BATTLESHIPS FAVORED
Head of Senate Committee Against
Provision of Xone This Year.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2. . President
Wilson told Chairman Tillman, of the
Senate naval committee, that he be
lieved that Congress should provide
for two battleshius this year.
He also said he disagreed with Mr.
Tillman's contention that none should
be built this year, but that four should
be constructed next year on lessons of
the European war.
For Infanta and Children.
The Kind Yea Hare Always Bought
City Employes May Get Right
to Join Labor Bodies.
REPORT DECLARES POLICY
Messrs. Daly and Brewster as Com
mittee Draft Pronunciamento for
Council at Kequest of
City employes are to have unrestricted
freedom in the joining of labor unions,
if the City Council adopts a report com
pleted Monday by City Commission
ers Daly and Brewster outlining the
city's policy in the matter. An expres
sion of policy was asked by the Central
Labor Council and the request was re
ferred by the Council to Messrs. Brew
ster and Daly as a committee.
It is believed the communication from
the Central Labor Council is the fore
runner of the beginning of a campaign
to organize employes in all branches of
the city service into a Civil Service
Union, to be affiliated with the Ameri
can Federation of Labor.
Secret Campaign Condneted.
A campaign has been conducted se
cretly for some time looking to the
organization of a union. It has not
made rapid progress, however, - it is
said, owing to the fear of some em
ployes that their positions would be in
jeopardy if members of the City Council
found out that they had joined such an
The Central Labor Council several
months ago decided to go ahead with
the organization of the union. As soon
as the required number of members was
procured it was planned to apply for a
charter in the American Federation of
City Commissioner Daly is the only
member of the City Council who is
affiliated with the Central Labor Coun
cil In any way. He formerly was a
member and at one time was head of
Water Bureau Men Organise.
Since Mr. Daly came into office work
men in the Water Bureau, over which
he has charge, have formed a union.
Operations of this body have been more
or less secret, although a number of
meetings have been held. Members have
been before the Municipal Civil Service
Board, however, several times, and at
torneys for the union have represented
members who have been up for hearing.
Following is the report of Messrs.
Daly and Brewster declaring the policy
of the city:
"The employes of the city are not to
be interfered with by their superior
officers because of the fact that they
may have joined or contemplate joining
a labor organization.
"Labor organizations in this regard
are in the same class as religious and
fraternal organizations, and no employe
is to be handicapped or discriminated
against on account. of the fact that he
is affiliated with them. The attitude of
the city toward all these organizations
is one of toleration, and in their efforts
to better mankind or improve condi
tions, social, economic or moral, it is
one of sympathy and encouragement,
and, under no circumstances, the re
verse. The rule of unrestricted freedom
is the policy of the city."
Men, here are some 'tween
season bargains well worth
your looking into
Made-ready special .
navy serge suits in full
weights any model or size -you
want; sturdy in wear and
fine in appearance.
Fancy suits in full '
weight tweeds, cheviots
and novelty weaves. Pat
terns attractive quality superb.
Overcoats of medium
weight in soft Oxford
and Cambridge grays and in
black. They are three-quarter
length, and full silk lined. Gar
ments of distinguished appear
ance that you can slip on for any
occasion where an outer gar
ment is needed.
Morrison at Fourth
BIG RAIL BR1EF FILED
Southern Pacific Acts in Suins V. S.
Over Portland Kate.
OREGOXIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Feb. 2. The Attorney-General
has filed the Government's brief in
the Supreme Court in the case of the
Southern Pacific Company against the
This case grew out of transportation
of supplies and troops from San Frau
cisco to Portland. The railroad asks
full local tariff over that Dart of the
road exempt from free haul under the
land grant. Tho Government argues
that it should pay only proportionate
mileage for the whole distance, as the
land grant is payment in advance.
Similar cases involving large
amounts and almost daily accountings
hinge on this suit.
PRESS DELEGATES NAMED
Governor Picks Oregon Men to At
tend International Congress.
SALEM. Or., Feb. 2. (Special.) At
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intS IClJUcab ' J " ' "
tee of the International Press congress.
to be held in San ITancisco. juiy u w
10, Governor Withycombe has an
nounced the appointment of five dele
gates from Oregon.
They are:- E. E. Brodie, publisher ol
u i-tacmn atv Rntpmrise and presi
dent of the State Editorial Association:
Edgar B. Piper, managing editor of The
Oregonian; John F. Carroll, editor of
the Evening Telegram, Portland; Bruce
Dennis, editor of the Observer, la
Grande, and K. W. Kuhl, editor of tbe
LABOR LEADERS ARRESTED
Two Said to Be Accused ot Murder
in Colorado Miners' Strike.
DENVER. Colo.,Feb. 2. William T.
Hickey and Eli M. Gross, secretary
treasurer and vice-president, respect
ively, of the Colorado Federation of
Labor, were arrested here last night on
information from the county authori
ties at Walsenburg, Colo., where a
grand jury investigating recent labor
troubles is still in session.
According to the Sheriffs office here,
the men are charged with murder In
connection with acts of violence dur
ing the coal miners' strike.
CITIES MAY VOTE MARCH 3
West tinn and Oregon City to De
cide on Water Project.
OREGON" CITT, Or.. Feb. 2. (Spe
cial.) West I-lnn will vote on the
South Fork Water project March 3, it
the resolution calling the special elec
tion is adopted at the next Council
Tho date for the Oregon City elec
tion has not been set, but the South
Fork committee wants it at the same
time as in West Linn. The question
probably will be determined at the
Council meeting Wednesday night.
Oregon City and West Linn Plan to
build a pipeline from the South Fork of
the Clackamas River. West Linn will
pay one-third of the expense and re
ceive one-third of the water delivered.
TWO GIRLS LEAVE HOME
Police Search for Mildred Kolison
and Genevieve Andrews.
Mildred Rollson and Genevieve An
drews. both 13-year-old girls, ran away
from their homes Monday afternoon
with an older girl, whose name is un
known, and were reported seen at Van
couver, Wash., last night.
Mildred Rolison is the daughter of
A Concert Recital
At Eilers Recital Hall
Music lovers, teachers and students are cordially invited to attend
a free concert of the splendid
records, assisted by W. W. Allen, violinist, at Filers Recital Hall,
Broadway at Alder. The beautiful singing ft Mme. Gluck wins tho
hearts of all lovers of a glorious soprano voice; and the musically
perfect Victor records leave nothing to be desired.
Orchestra Selections Grafonola De Luxe
(a) William Tell.
(b) La Palmo.
"Tennessee, I Hear You Calling Me," Accompaniment on Grafonola
"Angels' Serenade" Alma Gluck
Sextet, from "Lucia di Lammermoor" Wilbur Allen
Piano Accompaniment by Mildred Stephenson.
"Ave Maria" Alma Gluck
Mildred Stephenson at the Piano.
"When You Wore a Yellow Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose"
Modern Dance Demonstrations. . .by Mr. Barnard and Miss Racder
One Step Hesitation Waltz
Waltz Canter Vox Trot
"Song of the Chimes" Alma Gluck
Violin Solo Killarncy
Wilbur Allen and Grafonola Grand.
"California and You" Irene Allen
Mildred Stephenson at the Piano.
Exit March National Kmblcm March
Grafonola Dc Luxe.
Every week day, 3 to 5 P. M.
Complimentary tickets to this concert may be obtained at
3-E?w?ts. Second Hoar. Liters
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A. J. WINTERS CO.
67 SIXTH STREET, PORTLAND, OR.
Mrs. Elmina F.olison, of 263 Broadway,
an employe of Lipman. Wolfe & Co.
Genevieve Andrews is an orphan, the
Ulster of May Andrews, who resides at
5 Sixth street. The Roltson girl left
a note saving that she was going away
with the' Andrews girl but would re
turn, and added not to worry. The
other left no note.
There apparently1 was no reason Tor
either girl to run away except that a
third girl hud prevailed upon them to
accompany her. The Andrews pirl had
some money in a bank and withdrew It.
Two Policemen Killed.
AXN'I.STON'. Ala., Keb. 2 Two poller
men wcr ekllled here In a street fight
with aliened Illic it honor sellers.
DROP EVERYTHING antl
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WOMEN'S SUITS AND
COATS, up to ItAQC
cut to 4U
The new Empire Coatee model, in a new
girdle and belt effect, transparent chif
fon yokes the skirts are wide, circular
Splendid quality taffeta, charmeuse,
crepe de chine and crepe meteor quite
a few are of satin material most ad
vanced shades, including black.