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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1915.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SUIDENUAM THINKS PEACE
HIXTS NOT IMPROBABLE.
ALLIES WARN CHINA
AX SWINGS "m
IN BUDGET SESSION
UtfriO MAN SLAYS
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS I
HIGHER COURT ENDS
TRIAL OF GROCER
FOUR IN FAMILY
CABINET IS FORMED
TESTERDAT'S Maximum temperature, 55
degrees, minimum, 60 degrees.
TODAY'S Saturday partly cloudy and oc
camlonally threatening weather; southerly
Coalition Cabinet formed In France. Pas' X.
Lord SuyderrfTam thinks Germany may be
f lying kites' ot peace. Page 1.
French troops Invade Bulgaria, Page
WIFE'S PARENTS, BROTHER AND
OWN BABE SHOT DOWN'.
Example of Britain Is
OLD AND YOUNG ARE UNITED
All Nation's, History Since
Napoleon III Represented.
PERSONNEL IS REMARKABLE
General Galllenl and Admiral La
, Caze Supplant Civilians In War
and Marine and Cambon Has
' Important Secretaryship.
PARIS, Oct. 29. A new French Cab
inet, headed by Aristide Briand as
Premier and Minister of Foreign Af
fairs, came into existence tonight.
This is the first time in the history
f the French republic that there Is a
coalition ministry of all the opposing
parties and factions. It follows closely
on the recent Innovation of forming a
British coalition Cabinet of Conserva
tives and Liberals.
Deep Popular Sentiment Felt.
The action taken today in forming
the Cabinet was the culmination of a
deep popular sentiment that at the su
preme crisis of the war party division
should give way to united action by all
the parties in common support of the
government. The Cabinet of Rene Vivl
anl was representative of only a few
political groups, consequently the min
isters presented their collective resig
nations, and President Poincare imme
diately charged Aristide Briand with
the formation of a new organization
combining all elements.
The resulting coalition is remarkable
In personnel, including such venerable
figures as Charles de Freycinet. who
was one of Gambetta's aides In the up
heaval ot 18. u; Jules Aleline, an ex
I'remier, who instituted the protective
-system of France, and Leon Bourgeois,
who is known as the "grand old man of
the Radical party." which has the
largest membership in Parliament.
Kldcrs and Younger Men Represented.
The modern element is represented
by leaders of all the political groups
ef the country. Thus the new coalition
brings together France's elder and
juunger statesmen, and in personnel
represents all the history of modern
France since the fall of Napoleon III.
The new Cabinet also is noteworthy in
having the popular military leader.
General Gallieni, as the head of the
War Office, .and Rear-Admiral La Caze
as head of the Ministry of Marine, both
of them replacing civilians.
The extent of the coalition is shown
by the representations from the vari
The Radi al party is represented by
M. Bourgeois' and M. Combes, ex-Premiers,
and Rene Renoult, one of the
foremost parliamentary leaders of the
The Republican Socialists have as
members M. Briand, M. Vivian! and
Socialist Head Anions; Members.
The Socialist group is represented
py Jules Guesde, who has been the So
cialist head since the death of Jean
l-on Juarez, and by Marcel Sembat
and Albert Thomas.
The Democratic left has as members
Gabriel Gulsthau and Joseph Thierry,
while the Radical left has Etlenne
Clementel as its representative.
The Royalist and Clerical element Is
represented by Denys Cochin.
This embraces all the parties and
frroups In Parliament, which have been
for years arrayed against each other.
Freycinet, Melin and Alexandre Ribot
belonged to the old school of moderate
tendencies and are not identified with
ny of the parliamentary groups.
The designation of Jules Cambon.
fx-Ambassador at "Washington, Madrid
and Berlin, as secretary-general to the
Minister of Foreigu Affairs is another
Innovation In the new cabinet, as it
places an Ambassador of wide experi
ence for the first time in responsible
( direction of foreign questions.
Selections tlulrkly Made.
The organization of the new Cabinet
was rapidly completed during the day
The old Cabinet headed by M. Vlviani
resigned at 11 o'clock and within half
an hour M. Briand was holding a con
ference with the men who were to form
the new government. They assembled
again late in the afternoon and finally
assigned men to several of the lesser
The Cabinet will proceed in a body
to the Elysee palace tomorrow to its
first conference with President Poln
care and later will formulate a nun
lsterlal declaration of policy.
CITY'S WATER USED BY ONE
Miner Leaves 500 Residents of Can
yon City Drink less.
BAKER. Or.. Oct. 29. (Special.) The
tOO people of Canyon City were without
water, either for drinking or Are pro
tection, all night because a miner un
wittingly used up the city water.
When the city tank unexpectedly ran
dry investigation was made and re
vealed that John Provose had taken
11 the water from the ditch supplying
the city reservoir and had used it to
supply his mine. Meeting the excited
questioners, Provose said he did not
now the water belonged to the city.
Desire to Show Neutrals That Allies
Will Be Responsible for Con
tinued Slaughter Credited.
LONDON. Oct. . 29. Confessing that
he had no information which led him
to feel certain that current reports
regarding peace overtures are true,
Lord - Sydenham thinks that they are
not at all improbable.
. "I should say." he says. In an Inter
view in the Pall Mall Gazette, "that
the overtures were mainly inspired by
the now certain impossibility of Ger
man success in the west and the grow
ing difficulties of the misconceived and
dangerous advance into Russia. From
first to last, the Germans have not
won a great military success.
"Without in the least wishing to un
derestimate the tremendous difficul
ties that lie before us and the great
efforts which are still essential on the
part of the allies, it does not seem
unreasonable to suppose that the Ger
mans may consider the time has come
to fly kites indicating, at least ap
parently, their desire for immediate
peace, although they may have an
"By this I mean a desire to Intimata
to neutrals that they have arrived at
a reasonable attitude of mind and that
the whole responsibility for the fur
ther horrors of war must rest with
MR. HAWLEY GOES EAST
Member of Congress Does Not Expect
to Return for Oregon Primaries.
SALEM. Or., Oct. 29 (Special.) W.
C. Hawley. Representative in Congress
from this district, left Salem today for
Washington to attend the meetings of
the Joint Congressional committee on
rural credits next month.
During the recess ot Congress Mr.
Hawley has traveled through all of the
17 counties In the district except Curry.
Mr. Hawley said he did not expect to
return to Oregon for the primary election-
next May unless Congress ad
journs before then. However, he said
he would be a candidate for renomina
tion. BRITISH ARMY IS HEALTHY
Percentage of Disease Lower Than
..' In Time of Peace.
LONDON. Oct. 29. England's splendid
sanitation and the unprecedented
healthfulness of the British army is a
saving feature in England's status in
the present war, according to a state
ment by Sir James Crichton-Browne,
an eminent medical authority, before
the Sanitary Inspectors' Association to
day. With a larger army in the field
than ever before, the speaker said.
the percentage of disease is lower than
In time of peaec."
POPE PROTESTS AIR RAID
Representations " Made to Austria
Following Attack on Venice.
ROME, via Paris. Oct. 29. The Cor-
riere d'ltalia says Pope Benedict has
made representations to the Austrian
government as a result of the recent
air raid over Venice. i
The newspaper adds that the Pontiff,
after the first Austrian bombardment
of Italian coast towns, expressed a
strong desire to Emperor Francis
Joseph that undefended cities, rich In
treasures of art,' should be spared such
HOOD RIVER AUTUMN MILD
Flowers Bloom luxuriously
B reezes Are Ba 1 my .
HOOD RIVER, Or., Oct. 29. (Spe
cial.) With Thankspiving but three
weeks distant, rose gardens of the city
and valley are in full bloom. Shasta
daisies in numerous gardens are still
blooming luxuriantly, and several
flower fanciers at this late date are
exhibiting: bouquets of sweet peas.
Milder Autumn weather has never
before prevailed in Hood River. The
breezes of today have been as balmy
as those of Springtime.
RATE ATTEMPT PROTESTED
Sulem Objects to Portland Lumber
men's Efforts for Preferential.
SALEM. Or.. Oct. 29. (Special.)
Efforts of the Portland Lumbermen's
Association to gain for Portland pref
erential freight rates over Willamette
Valley points will be regarded as "de
liberately unfriendly and in derogation
of the welfare of the state at large,"
in the view of the Salem Commercial
Resolutions to this effect were
adopted at a meeting of the club to
day. SUFFRAGE N0T INDORSED
Georgia Club and Temperance Wom
en Reject Resolutions.
SAVANNAH. Oct. 29. After an ani
mated debate the Georgia Federation
of Women's Clubs today tabled a reso
lution indorsing votes for women.
COVINGTON, Ga, Oct. 29. The Geor
gia 'Woman's Christian Temperance
Union, In annual convention here, to
day voted down an amendment to the
by-laws providing that it should work
Japan Tells Pekin
PEACE IN FAR EAST DESIRED
England, France and Russia
Join in Representations.
UNITED STATES IS ALOOF
Chinese Foreign Minister Says Vote
Has Been Called For and That
Delay In Crowning. Yuan
Would Invite Rebellion.
TOKIO. Oct. 29. Official announce
ment was made by the Foreign Office
today that Japan had requested China
to postpone the project for re-estab-Isihment
of a monarchial form of gov
ernment. The Foreign Office statement lays
emphasis on the assertion that if Yuan
Shi Kai maintains the status quo and
continues progressive policies order
will be completely restored, but ex
presses the fear that the move to form
a monarchy will seriously endanger
the Interests of the powers, especially
those of Japan, "who stands In spe
cial relations with China."
Allien Join In Warning.
It is understood that Great Britain.
France and Russia have made similar
The Foreign Office statement de
clares an undercurrent of opposition
to a monarchy exists among the Chi
nese, and that it is far stronger than
has been imagined. In fact, the For
eign Office says, a feeling of unrest
is spreading in all parts of China.
Emphasis is placed on the strong
desire of Japan that peace shall pre
vail in the Orient, especially in this
era of war among the people of th-!
Occident. It is said that the warning is
vouched in solemn, but not threaten
jne foreign Office praises the ad
ministration of President Yuan Shi Kai.
dui xears tne suaaen move to re-establish
the monarchy Is likely, in view
of the widespread opposition, to cause
disorders such as would endanger the
future of China.
Chinese Say Revolt Is Feared..
China's reply, made to the Japanese
Charge d Affaires at Jekin by For
eign Minister Lu Cheng Hsing, is said
to have indicated that the government,
having called on the people to vote,
would not delay action if they de
cided in favor of a return to the mon
archial form. Delay in crowning "Yuan,
it was said, would cause a revolt and
give Japan an excuse to land troops.
im uneng using said tnat it ap
peared that there were no yotes against
reestablishment of the monarchy. Com
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American troops repulse attack by Mexican
oan a its. rage 3.
. foreign. "
Klr.tr George thrown from his horse la
France. Page 2.
China warned by allies against establishing
monarchy, race 1
J. P. Morgan undergoes operation for ap
pendicitis. Page 5.
Investigation of German bomb plot con
tinues, age 2,
75,000 drawn to Exposition Klamath day.
Oregon Aggies enjoy first "still rest" In
week and are ready for game today.
Jefferson routes Franklin, 46 to 0. Page 17.
Washington State College will play Idaho
today. Page 16.
Football score predictions made on games to
be played today. Page 16.
Pacific Xorthwettt. -
Vancouver dinner marked by enthusiasm.
Big Seattle fire laid to incendiary One ar
rest made. Page 7.
Quick relief lu Western Oregon for cars is
demanded to save complete tieup.
Idaho man clays four in family. Page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Milling wheat sells at advance In local mar.
keu Page 17. '
Wheat higher at Chicago on denial of peace
rumor j. Page 17.
Broad ajid active demand for all classes of
stocks. Page 17.
Steamer Columbia is hit and damaged by
rock barge In fog on river. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Health Bureau - attacked by budget com
mittee. Page 1.
Halloween observance at Land Show will be
height, cf week's entertainment. Page 13.
Two lots at Sixth snd Stark streets optioned
for 1275.000. Page 11.
Injunction stops trial of John Eastman.
. grocer. Page 1.
Weather report, data and forecasts. Page 13.
WILSON GAY IN COURTING
Bodyguard Spurned as President
Goes to Visit Fiancee.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 29. (Special.)
President Wilson spent most of this
afternoon at the home of his fiancee,
Mrs. Edith Boiling Gait. He went there
unaccompanied by even the secret serv
ice bodyguard. There were few stand
ing about the little house and fewer
recognized in the gay-eplrit"ed, active
man the President of the United States.
Mrs. Gait is going out of town to
morrow, and it is surmised she will
pay a visit to New York. The Presi
dent will join her after he casts his
vote In New Jersey.
PARTY COMMITTEES CALLED
Democrats Meet December 7, Repub
licans on 1 tth, in Washington.
NEW YORK. Oct. 29. Chairmen of
both the Democratic and Republican
National committees tonight issued
calls for meetings in Washington to
select cities for the coming conven
tions. The Democrats will meet on Decem
ber 7 and the Republicans December 14.
Kaiser's Million In England Denied.
AMSTERDAM, via London. Oct. 30.
The North German Gazette, the official
organ of the German government, a
copy of which has been received here,
denies a report in circulation that Em
peror William has a private credit of
Jl. 000,000 in the Bank of England.
Health Bureau Items
2 INSPECTORS ARE DROPPED
Attempt to Cut Salary of Dr.
MR. BIGELOW IS LEADER
Mayor Albce Charges That Two De
partments Are Singled Out for
.Unfair Attacks and Personal
ities Freely Indulged In.
Commissioner Bigelow headed a cru
sade with Commissioners Baker and
Daly as his aides against Mayor Albee's
budget of proposed 1918 expenditures
yesterday, until a lively Council fuss
was stirred up.
Accusations by The Mayor that the
trio forming a majority of th. Council
were going down tba line against the
departments of the two Commissioners
not in on the "economy triumvirate"
were made, denied, reiterated and de
nied again. Personalities became the
Health Bureau Brtnsa Crisis.
The fuss came after the "crusaders"
had waded once more through th. bud
get of Mayor Albee's Health Bureau
and on top of the slaughter of Jobs
made some time ag'i, added two more
scalps to the list, attempted to cut the
salary of City Health Officer Marcellus
and cut items for supplies with a ruth
The Mayor bore this all patiently
with, only occasional protests until the
same tactics were started on the next
budget, . that of the Municipal Court,
also In charge of the Mayor. Then he
. Partisanship Is Charsed.
"Look here now, Mr,. Bigelow." said
the Mayor hotly, "you ar. going alto
gether too far. I object to this propo
sition of cutting without regard in two
of the city departments when the same
course Is not being followed in the
others. One or two departments (and
he referred to his own and that of
Commissioner Dleck, who are the mi
nority members of the Council), are cut
lavishly and items which are identical
in other departments are allowed to
stand. If you want economy tnere is
no reason why two departments should
stand all the loss. It looks to me like
a prearranged plan."
"It certainly Is not prearranged on
my part." replied Mr. Bigelow.
"It certainly looks like it." said the
Mayor. "You are Jumping on two de
partments and it isn't right."
Mr. Baker Jumps Id.
"But listen here," Interpossd Mr.
Baker. "You have submitted budgets
with items here which are not needed
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Woman, With Three Other Children,
Flees From House and Posses
Scour Hills for Murderer.
BOISE, Idaho, Oct. 29. William Cam
eron, of Carey. Idaho, shot and killed
Mr. and Mrs. John Adamson, his wife's
parents; their son, W. L. Adamson, and
his own child, aged 18 months, at the
home of the Adamsons tonight.
Ho fled to the hills, and posses are
now in pursuit. Cameron's wife started j
divorce proceedings against him re
cently. He went to the home of her
parents to see her today, and. falling
in this, he killed everyone in the house.
Cameron formerly ran a hotel and
livery barn In Carey, but was unem
ployed of late. When he came to his
father-in-law's house he entered the
kitchen door. Mr. Adamson forbade his
entrance and started to eject him, when
Cameron began to shoot, first killing
his father-in-law and shooting down
his mother-in-law, brother-in-law and
the baby In turn. When the shooting
began, Mrs. Cameron fled from the
house wtih the three older children
and no trace of her has been found.
Mr. Adamson was one of the prifc.
cipal owners of the Blaine Co-operative
Mercantile Company In Carey, which
was run by himself and his sons. The
family consisted of four boys and three
girls. They came to Carey IS years
ago from Cache City. Utah.
Friday's War Moves
THE Germans, with their Austrian
and Bulgarian allies, are still mak
ing an attempt to cut off the retreat
of the main Serbian army, which is
offering spirited resistance to the in
vaders. While Field Marshal von
Mackcnsen's force advances slowly
from the north the Austrians have
crossed the western border of Serbia
soutn or Vizegrad and are moving
eastward and the Bulgarians are
marching westward on a wide front
from Pirot, which lies southeast of
Nish, to Zajecar. to the northeast of
It is a long way across and the
country Is difficult to traverse, but
the Serbians are bound to defend it as
long aa possible, as their great arsenal
at Kraguyevatx is situated in thl
area and they doubtless will hold on
with the hope of making an -eventual
retirement in the mountains along the
Momenegnn frontier and in that
To forestall this, the Austrians also
are attacking in Montenegro, but have
made little progress, as the Montene
grins, under their veteran fighting
jving, nave nad a long time to prepare
lor just such an event, and thus fa.r
have beat all attempts to throw them
back. In fact, the Montenegrins hold
some strong positions in Austrian ter
ritory, out of which they will have to
be driven before their own country is
There is no change in the southern
area of Serbia so far as is known. The
report that Uskup had been recaptured
is- not confirmed. The Bulgarians are
reported to have recaptured Veles from
the Serbs, which would make the re
tention of Uskup more probable. French
troops are said to have occupied Stru
mitza and to have penetrated Bul
garian territory about 20 miles.
In what other way Serbia is to be
assisted has not yet been disclosed.
Some British troops are co-operating
with the French in the south, and
others are on the way. but where they
will be used remains a secret. Rus
sia's plans also have not been disclosed,
although from German sources it Is
reportad that Roumania is about to
throw in her lot with the entente allies
and will, allow the passage of a half
million Russian troops through her ter
ritory to attack Bulgaria from the
Greece has assured the entente pow
ers that lier neutrality remains
friendly to them and has pointed out
that she already has given them as
sistance by permitting the landing of
their troops at Saloniki.
On the other fronts there is little
or no change in the situation. In the
west artillery engagements remain the
chief method of warfare, although
there has been some trench lighting.
In the east the battle is still raging
for Riga and Dvinsk, which for nearly
two months Field Marshal von Hinden
burg has been endeavoring to reach,
flrst from one point and then from an
other. ; During the past week the Ger
mans have poured a rain of shells on
the Russian positions along a front of
150 miles from the mouth of the Dvina
to the south of Dvinsk, but, although
the Russians are falling back a little
in the north, they have generally held
firm and returned shot for shot, which
is taken to indicate that their supply
of ammunition Is now satisfactory.
Through the lake district between
Dvinsk and Sventsyany, the Russians
are steadily advancing and are ap
proaching the Vilna-Dvinsk railway. In
the south they also continue harrying
the Austro-Germans by frequent
thrusts. Emperor Nicholas and his son
are visiting General Ivanoff In this
As the Germans are reported to have
sent a part of General von Linsingen's
army from this region to the Rouman
ian frontier to guard against a Rou
manian attack on Field Marshal von
Mackensen's forces in Serbia, Important
events are looked for along the Styr
and in Galicia.
October 30, 1014.
Turks bombard Odessa.
United States protests detention of
copper cargoes by British.
Carl Hans Lody, accused as spy by
British, on trial in England.
Turkish" and Russian fleets engage in
battle In Odessa harbor.
Eastman Case Held Up
JURORS DENOUNCE DETECTIVES
R. G. Duncan Regrets Spoiling
of Plans for "Clean Up."
'NECESSITY" ISSUE EARLY
Judge Gatens Restrains Officers
From Further Arrests or Pros
ecutions of Grocers Till Kcl
laher Appeal Settled. '.
District Judge Dayton, Deputy Dis
trict Attorney Mo wry and a jury of
six prominent business men suddenly
woke up yesterday afternoon to the fact
that they were in contempt of the Cir
cuit Court in proceeding with the trial
of John Eastman on a charge of keep
ing his grocery store open on Sunday.
The situation had arisen through a
misunderstanding of the contents of an
Injunction Issued by Judge Gatens ear
lier In the day. restraining the further
prosecution of grocers until the Circuit
Court shall have disposed of the appeal
of Dan Kellaher. convicted a few days
ago and fined 25.
A jury had been selected after tedious
examination and A. C. Roberts, the
state's first witness, was on the utand
when Judge' Dayton was informed of
the actual contents of the injunction,
of which he had previously heard but
the wording of which he had not ex
Eastman Case Included.
In addition to enjoining the further
arrest or indictment of Mr- Kellaher it
went on to say that neither he nor any
similarly situated should be "further
molested" until the determination of
There "was a hurried conference with
Judge Gatens. who held that the order
co.vered the Eastman trial, and then
Judge Dayton resumed the bench in
his own court and dismissed the Jury,
making an elaborate explanation of
how it had happened that all those en
gaged in the trial were in contempt of
Judge Gatens" court, a superior tri
Mr. Mowry added the explanation
that Mr. Kellaher had not intended it
to interfere with the Eastman trial, in
which statement Mr. Kellaher con-.
curred and- said that George Hall, at
torney for Eastman, had reported th:it
Judge Gatens had said it wouldn't in
Order Xot Read Carefully.
Here Mr. Hall explained that he had
fpoken to Judge Gatens about it, and
that the Judge had simply said that
the order was there to speak for itself.
Out of the maze of statements it finally
developed that no one had carefully
read the order, which had been drawn
by the law firm of Hall & Lepper
There were mutual apologies and post
ponement. The restraining order was granted
with the express consent of the Dis
trict Attorney's office. Judge Gatens
refusing to sign it until Mr. Evans had
said positively that he wanted it.
It was first reported to Judge Gaten.s
that the District Attorney's office "has
no objections." This he refused to ac- "
cept, saying that no court should un
dertake to enjoin a public official in
the discharge of his duty.
-Further Trials Declared I'seless.
Finally, Deputy District Attorney
Murphy returned with the declaration
that Mr. Evans considered that contin
ual prosecutions would be wasting the
public money, as all the cases will hinge
on the outcome of the Kellaher ap
peal. Circuit Judge Gantenbein has set the
hearing of Kellaher's appeal for Satur
day, November 6. So far, the restrain
ing order signed by Judge Gatens ex
tends only till the determination of
The jury which would have returned
a verdict in the Eastman case, had the
trial been continued, consisted of W.
L. Morgan. T. J. Kadderly. Martin
Ready, A. Neppach. A. B. Slauson and
C. M. Poley. '
A. B. Stoppenbach was excused after
he had expressed such an aversion to
"stool pigeons" that he declared it
wouldn't be safe to let him continue on
the jury if the state's witnesses.' A. C.
Roberts and A. W. Akeraeilm. were to
sit close to him in testifying.
Juror Excused Without Parley.
Mr. Stoppenbach sat next to the wit
ness box. being the first man called. He
expressed first strong antagonism to
the Sunday-closing law as uch. When f
asked if he would allow the motives- of'
Roberts and Akerhellm to sway him if
he was satisfied that the law actually
had been violated, he inquired:
"Are those fellows going to sit in
that box next to me in testifying?"
"Yes." responded Judge Dayton.
"Well, then, I guess you had better
excuse me," he said with considerable
emphasis, and his request was granted
without further parley.
Mr. Mowry encountered strong oppo
sition to the prosecution all the way .
through, four of the six men finally
selected being ' strongly opposed
to them, and the other two, A.
B. Slauson and C. M. Poley. especially
the latter, being only lukewarm. Mr.
Slauson said, however, that he believed
in a day of rest from an economic
ded a a fagu U, Columu 1.)