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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 9, 1915)
VOL. lAVNO. 17.171.
PORTLAND, OK EG ON, THURSDAY, DECE3IBER 9, 1915.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
AUSTRIA ASKED TO
SCOUTS SAY SETON
WAS DROPPED OUT
IWILCItn TO IJKCOMK CITIZKX
SOCIETY FOLK AT
HALF TON OF PORK
LINER'S TROUBLE IS
LAND GUT DECREE
DECISION IS TODAY
CONDEMNED AS BAD
STATE IN SESSION
MEAT DEALER. SCSPICTOCS,
MINNESOTA SKIPPER SAYS NO
CALLS HEALTH OFFICER.
Brief, Vigorous Note Is
Sent by Washington.
AMOM CASE IS TAKEN UP
Assurances cf Safety in Fu
ture Arc Demanded.
PUNISHMENT ALSO URGED
fr-erelare fanelnr Wani Comma n-
trr of hmhmmwitf iMaarlplioM-vl.
V 1 f fori Md lo Avoid) Tro.
k ko;a; el Controversy.
rr tfusmox. vr. i tb tmted
s-t. he sera to Ai'trla-llutvgary
ic uklof for 4ivwat f tb
irrrtn t'.ttrk a lk Italian liner
tH4, tMurttot that uch act
ill tot b rep.4L m 4gr of
(irtiiMs.it for ts commander of lb
.S rtn arvt reparation, for lb Ara.r-
-a live o(.
Th communication, strt4 by cabt
.f.pjiay lrm th "'at P-cartmarat lo
Am:.4r prn.i at Ytena. who
w Instructed lo btn I tl lo lb Aoatro
Hnari V.niet.r cf t'oreica Affair.
pares) Piriaa. tVor4 ef lh d.tlvary
f t h4 net bo rcev4 by lb
I part.-n.nl lertiaht.
Tmr rriewdly rise.
r"rtnl:y but firm tartne. II I said.
character! lb tinel. whlcfe
a4ertooJ lo sxak a particular point
f prompt iranc- for lb future
fety ef AB.rk- ttv. Au.tr l-IIuo
gry baa Bavar Informed lb latt.d
rtate whether th commander ef It
0:Sm.rioe feat receive! Instruction
similar lo the which, lb German cor
emm.nt lo Ita commaml.rs after
th Lualt-inia tracedy.
tt ia aa4rta4 thai th nolo r
frr4 particularly lo lb cbarc tbal
;: from In submarln kiu4 cr
w o j rwl.'l soma passenger n lb Ao
n af.- an hat halted, and aB4
for aa iplallea en lhal point.
te. RrUllitl; Brief.
I disraaaln; d.spalchlng lb not
erratary Laaetng .-t.4 with lb ap
rrovsl ef Preald.rvt W. llaorv. II is said
a ithorttattvsly that th document.
M h la d..rl a tinc reirpara
litr brt.f an.l dw-idl r vicnroua la
Ion.. waa draft. 4 a to attempt a
.ttlmel ef tba controversy at one
without brte!n in a aerie ef roni
snmu-stioae. i. r mt fo lowed lb sink
i ef th Lunitania.
It:h effict.t ar tH lo ba ef th.
pm.of tnt t ft. ituation la on irhkl
at: f'T (fi con. ration, th atat
' affair bln fc.roma mora cm-p'i-l4
ir..- tn not ii dipatrhJ
kjf r.porta ef attack en Arn.rt-ao ell
earryir. ..wu In lb M.dlt.rran.an.
rtumMjr by Austrian ibmarlnk
Of far 11 Haiklatta tmrvrt.
N.wa lbl th rot. b, b" n aartt
ram a a compl.ta urpri to official
Xa.olntoa t'nrt;jt. tha r. porta
hicn mant.4 from tha Mat D
prtmet aarty la tba ... bainc that
Bo poalrlna ami rorrotnrat.l llac
aa lo wbet actual.'r bai oc.urr.J aba
lb Aacona a. at down ba4 b-.n ra
t'iL it aai-1 lbt lb r.port
r.calv.4 w.ra fratmanlary. an4 Ibat
and! a r.p'r to th Ini jirl.a ubmitt4
io Auatna-ICuncarr a rci.4. it
probabta that no communication
Ml bo nt to Vl'ana.
It aucf.r.4 linish In aoma
ift.r tbal infornuttion of nwt
fnclu: ratura ba4 com. . uvr
lrr Lan.lnaT. probobty lara Mrtt;
'M. aa4 Ibat II bat b" n 4rHj
Iban t"it lb promt ahou!i tro for-
ar4 Intma'tial'iy. Wh.tb.r Amba
aier rnf..4 ba4 tran.mitt! th ra
P'T f IS Vi.ana roi-a a Offic lo tha
H't cf )'4arta aubmitt'4 b)r lb l otted
!! ceul4 B"t b aacrtna4.
or Bat la .4 Mrvra aV
Tba ba'.i.f pr.va.!.. bar. tbt tb
-t. I -partrr.ct b4 ria4 auairt
f a-im ort t tft cj.rla. In Ia
a iirr Autrt-H'incrjr j aa aafe.4.
anion f etb.r IMnaa. arhath.r a warn
ing ftt t b.a fi-".d b-for tb bl
aba b.tbar tirt m aa fiaaa
In paaoaecr. tt (.t to a pUc ef
afr 4 etar abet war
f r4 at Iba tft.p :t.r b b4 rem In
a 'an.!.t::i an I bafor th orp4o that
aaah bar Iaiacb.4. Tb Auatro
It'iRirlts fc.r bal ao ba.a
adal.a4 M M that !" In-Julry bad
ta iart.J an4 It ail al thai th
l'.!!n Amba.aad'r. wbo baa tranamit
.4 B'ib Information b9an tba inkiar
ef tbo Aacona. ha4 eoc f'4rmarr.4 tb
l'n!t4 Utata lat'b antftinaT a4'titieoL
Tba Ancoaa wa tank In tb Ma-ltar
rarcaraf1. on Noaambar 9. wh.t bouad
frrn Napl.a for Nar Tor. Tb only
tM'iceiif f a nam Am.rtcan aar
ior af tb hoar bafor tb daparl
mart I in a d'p-it'ton by I'r. C"-t;a
l.rtil. f Nr tora.. In bar d-poal-I
on. Vr. Ciroit aa.art p.cfUaUf tbal
la Itaar an torploa4 wbtia th man.
woman a4 rhI4ran la tb cabtra and
ttmtttt war scrambling lo aT"t Into
In small boata. Tba 4partmn has
k'.a lact:n4 net lo arc.pt tbl singi
statamant a pottiv proof. uaiaa fof
toboratioa wa rali from aoma
Nar, aiaht klita Tratiswooy.
ila h waigbl wa (laara. bowr. le
what Vr. Orll bad to say liar tasti
Biony wa conaiJ.rd ef suck Import-
snca that ah wa laaan lo Rome.
v-aaa-ad aa faaa 2 C'ia a. i
nraisnalion la DrntraJ nl Promise
ot lo Kalac Ioe la Itf
NEW TORtC. Dec. I Ta National
Council ef th Boy Scoot ef America
throua-h an aitborliad commltl bald
a special mactlng today lo consider
tatmant la.a.d by Krn.st Thompson
"ton In wbl.h b said that h bad
ralaa4 aa chief scout.
Aflar tba m.atine. th council Issued
-fr. rwrton did not resign: b was
dalibarataty droppad ey lb National
Council ef lb Ior Fcoola cf America
on lb qutl:on ef AmarlraoUm. II
I not aa Am.rUaa rlliian. II not
ertty rcar. t. sutatloos and rqurst
mad by many ef hie frlnda in th
scout movement Ibat be baroma an
Amarlcan cltli'n. but want further and
ebj.ctad to tb Pay Kcoots handbook
Including a chapter of patriotism.
"Ill terra eapired In rbruary. Jli
Tb National Council at Ha annual
m.atine did not r-alct kirn.
"Io falrn.s lo Mr. h.lon. lb offl
wa left vacant until a reasonable op-
port unity could bo afforded him lo da
c ar hi Intention ef becoming a rill-
an of tb t'nit4 ti. This ha r
fused to do.
"Is response to Mr. fiton attempt
fo resign bo waa Informed that In
much aa be b;4 no office there waa
no efflc from which he couid rralgn.
ac4 Ibo matter waa closed last Juiy
feten promised eaplicltty by latter
that h would oul.tly proceed WItB
bis o work without raisin; any la-
"II ha seen fit to violate bla prom
a without giting any nottr to tb
eaacutiae board or any ef Ita officer
at l m and under condition which
mh acarr tht statement of
FIXED TERM IN DISFAVOR
Indeterminate Sentence for Convict
t'atored by Mas Sins Head.
WASHINGTON". !. I. Thomaa Mott
Oaborn. warden cf Flag Ming prison.
an address to-day b. for th Wash
ington branch of the Woman' depart
tn.nt cf th National Civic Federation.
advocated th Indeterminate entaco
as tb only effectual mesa of dealing
"There la Just aa much mum." Mr.
Oatwrn said, "lo Imposing fli4 term
of Imprisonment on a criminal as la
sending a small pox patient to a boa.
patal for a fliad period. In both case
th patient should not b discharged
$53,836 LEFT BY BEACHEY
tlal? of 1-ale Airman I I-fl to
Ilia rare ul.
PAN Kn.NISCr. ree. I. ( Special.)
Lincoln Hachr. tb young aviator
who m. a pactcu!ar dath la th
bar off th exposition ground early
n lb vpoaltlon period. I. ft an satal
vatu.d at UI 'X II. according to an
appraisement fil.d In lb probata 4-
arlm.nt of lh Jt-jparlor Court today.
All of th estate I bequeathed to
Ms mother and father. The mother.
Mrs. Amy rteai'bry, la administratrix of
YACHTS TO AID DEFENSE
Navy Icca Told w nrr Will Of
fer ServUt lo Navy.
NEW TORK. fee. Nearly 104
owners or rnis anu motor-DoatJ
hav consented lo offer their craft a
auxiliaries to th I'nited Plata Navy,
according lo announcement today by
Hatch II ltraaburr. a member of
the executive committee of th Navy
I-aago of the I olted titat'S.
Mr. tttraeaburgrr. a-Mreaalng th
leaaue. said efforts would bo mad lo
hav new power-boate constructed
along naval line
BRAZILIAN BRINGS GIFTS
Jewel and Hare Tropica I I'eatlarrs
(omr for I'rrwldenl'a I'lance.
IX ,JiN';T N. We. A bracelet
of Urai't-an J.weta and a corsage of
rar tropi-al fenthera cam today to
Mrs. Norman '.alt. tha Iratdnt'a fian
ce, a a wadlmg e ft.
Th.y ware brought br I'r. A. J. Oil
vetra liotetho. of liraail. first lo ar
rive of th degeate to lh I n-Ameri
can f-lentlflc Congreaa. wbi-h niaal
her Wnmlur I..
JITNEY COMPETITION FELT
l nitrd llallrraad -limatr Loa
200 a la.
JAN rUANCtS'0. I"c. t Jitneys
lok from lh t'nitad llallwava of Ibis
city poaaiM reven ) of !: a day.
according lo testimony given today b
for th Railroad Commi.eloa of Cal
ifornia by Cbarle N. Black, grnaral
Compatltlon of lb municipal railway
cut off !".a mart of lh corpora
tion a poiMe income, b said.
ATTACK ON INDIA PLANNED
(rfTmanjr ralil to Have Abandoned
Campaign Axaln.l Fipjt.
I.ONfO.V. Ifcec. , dl.palch lo lh
Dai'y Tel.fraph from Horn .:
"According lo Indirect new from
Constantinople. Germany ha bn
donad ber Idea of an expedition asainat
l"rrt la favr of a great Turco-Gr-naaa
expedition Biatrial loUla."
Dress Creations Shown
on Living Models.
EYENT IS BUZE OF COLOR
Merchants Prove That Latest
Modes Can Be Had at Home.
FUTURE FASHIONS SHOWN
IS a at Ira Will IVe Tendency and
German Helmet ill Appear
in Millinery or Kl-X) Merc
Man Keporter Is Wrong.
Who can deacrlb lh sartorial glo
ria of a fashion show and dinner
dance and do J us tic to th Inspired
raiment of coming Winter and Spring
Not a man reporter, who humbly at
and wonderlngly observed at Port
land first event of the kind, herd
tast night before a aoclety audience
at lh Chamber of Commerce.
II saw dress creatloa paraded on
graceful living models: clinging ef
fects, daring (facta, smart irecta.
dashing effects, soulful effects, bustling
effects, colorful effect, dainty effects,
saury effects and daxallng effect: In a
word, th latest In stylo and
Vterchaata lrv ronteatloa.
What tto lo proceed? A fashion
show Is bevond th talenta of any man
o tell about. Leave Ibat to th ao
clety editor, who. further on. will give
a Ime and discreet account of th nw
strlrs and fashions.
Let this bo emphasised: that Port
land merchant proved laat Bight to
folk who hav been accustomed to
sending away for Ihelr garment lhal
they can gt them In th latest stylet
and most fetching mode right her at
Mro thaw that, they demonstrated It
at about the hardest time they could
have takeo for tha test. If It had been
October 1 hot being December (. th
Fall style war out. th Winter styles
had already boon settled for th most
part, and only a few ftprlng styles
As for thoe few that wr In well.
take this hint from a mere man re
Women rveat Pprlng will take liber
ties with th German hnlmat and will
Incline, er somewhat to bustles. There
Is no mistaking the tendency. Rustles
will bo th mode.
Fashion Maker XeatraL
To steal a little of tha society ed
itor's stuff, lha bustle effects In the
styles shown last Mgbt were produced
by a broad Watteau fold.
Having worn Tlpperary bonnet last
ear, tb fashion makers have evidently
decided lo be neutral and Imitate the
spiked helmet thla year. For peace ad
vocate, a cut tittle bonnet of a sort
of milk maid effect la offered.
l-a-t nlght'a unique affair waa the
M'Afi.liaded . Paca IS. Cotum 1 I
Inspector Declares Ho Were In
fected W'llh Cholera State
Officials to Investigate.
Eleven hundred and nlnety-flve pounds
of diseased pork were last night con
demned by an Inspector from th office
of Dr. M. B. Marcellus. City Health
Qfflcer, upon tha ground that the
meat showed traces of cholera. Th
pork wa shipped to Constantino's mar
kt-from a farmer by tho nam of A.
Blatt. living in Clackamas County.
When the pork arrived at the market
Mr. Constantino did not like the looks
of tba meat and called up th City
Health Officer before h would ac
cept th shipment. An Inspector was
sent lo the market and declared the
pork to b diseased, to tha meat was
condemned. A report will today be
made to tha Food and Dairy Commis
sioner. Blatt living outside the Jurisdic
tion) of the city.
Bccaus of the frequency of t rich I
nosls among rortland residents and
four fatalities from tha disease, the
condemnation of the City Health Officer
may lead to an extensive investigation
in th line of pork shipments Into the
Th Stat Food and Dairy Commis
sioner will Investigate tha Blatt case.
ALL IN CITY TO GET CHEER
rend let on Plans Two Big Open-Air
rKNPLKTON. Or.. Dee. I (Special.)
rendleton will hav two municipal
Christmas trees, with presents or
every child In the city. A large choir
of mixed voices is practicing to sing
Christmas carols Christmas eve. in a
grsnd spectacle on Main street.
On tree will be placed at the cor
ner of Main and Court streets and th
other at th corner of Main and Alta
streets. A programme will be given
and th streets will b lined with ever
greens and red. white and blue cluster
Ighta. Two dinners are being arranged
for lh poor.
ARMED MAN FEARS WIFE
ratrolman Finds Missing Husband
Prepared for Defense.
Why are you carrying that re
volver?" demanded Motorcycle Patrol
man Bala of Thomaa Herman Vaughn,
whom h arrested at Twelfth and Ull
tao streets yesterday afternoon, indi
cating a .Jl-csllber special police make
lung in a shoulder holster worn by
I'm afraid of my wife. waa the
Mrs. Vaughn. l?0 Forty-ninth street
Foutbeast. bad reported ber husband
misting for a week.
BRITISH WARSHIP WATCHES
Rumor Austrian May Make Dash
Draws Craft to Tampa, Fla.
TAMTA. Fla- Dec. . A British war
ship of the type of the Australian
cruiser h'ydney arrived at the entrance
of Tampa Bay and remained off Kg
mont Kay today.
reports tlisl tho Austrian steamer
Borneo. In port hero at the beginning
of the war. waa preparing to make a
dash for New Orleans to go Into dry
dock generally were connected with
the cruiser's appearance.
CAN DEPEND ON "OLD RELIABLE
Highway Problems Are
PAYED ROADS TO BE YIEWED
Budget and Other Matters Be
fore Counties Considered.
EXPERTS TO BE HEARD
Columbia and Other Roads Are to
lie Inspected and Data Given
for Similar Work Elsewhere.
"Good roads" is the keynote of tb
convention of the Oregon Association
of County Judges and Commissioners.
which opened at the Courthouse yes
Other county business interests the
SO-odd county officials at tho conven
tlon, and they will mildly discuss any
tort of a topic that regularly comes
before County Courts. But on the
first day of tho convention it was
.:sinly Indicated that nearly all of
them came to the convention to bear
more about good roads.
Governor Wlthycombe himself sound
ed this keynote before the convention
waa fairly open. Delivering his ad
dress of welcome at 2 o'clock yesterday
afternoon, he declared good roads to be
the paramount Issue before the county
governments today. F. S. Gunning,
of Wasco County, responding to this
address, touched lightly upon the same
floods lalereat Mora Than Budget.
The Commissioners and Judges lis
tened Interestedly and discussed freely
the address of Henry E. E. Reed. Coun
ty Assessor of Multnomah County, on
the subject. 'The County Budget and
Annual Tax Lvy. They each had
budgets of their own and levies ot
their own' to think about, and they
wer interested. But the interest did
not reach fever heat until the road
question wss opened.
This came when President Holman
called on Leslie Butler, of Hood River,
member of the State Highway Advisory
Board, to discuss the work of that body.
Mr. Butler did so at some length and
he was followed by half a dozen of
the visitora each of whom was willing
to express decided views on some phase
of the subject.
Then followed J. H. Albert, the Salem
banker, who spoke on "The Financing
of Ccunty Road Work." Mr. Albert put
up a map of the proposed and com
pleted state highway system, pointed
out the work that had been done and
the work that could be done and told
how, in his opinion, it should be done.
It was under the discussion of this sub
ject that W. S. Allen, of Yamhill Coun
ty, explod! the afternoon's bomb and
somewhat livened up the proceedings.
Tax Apportionment la Diacuaaed.
Thua far, he declared, the discussion
(Concluded en Page 4, Column S.
Steamship Is Being Towed at About
Five Knots Per Hour and
Is Nearlng San Pedro.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8. That the
troubles of the linen Minnesota were
entirely mechanical, that there had
been no mutiny and no trouble with
the crew, was the substance of a wire
less message received here today from
Captain Garllck, master of the dis
This was the first direct statement
from the Minnesota's skipper to anyone
but officials of the Great Northern
Steamship Company and confirmed the
statements made repeatedly by C. W.
Wiley, marine superintendent of the
company, that all suggestions of bomb
plots and mutiny were matters of sur
mise originating ashore.
According to a wireless received to
night from the wrecking steamer Iaqua,
the Minnesota was being towed toward
San Francisco at from four and one
half to five knots an hour, would be
In the vicinity of San Pedro tomorrow
morning and expected to reach San
Franclscso next Wednesday.
TANKER'S LOSS CONFIRMED
Egyt Says German Submarine Sent
Communlpaw to Bottom.
ROME, Dec. 9. The Giornale d'ltali
says th.e Egyptian authorities confirm
the torpedoing of the American oil
tank steamer Communlpaw. The sub
marine which sent her to the botto
is said to have been a German of
The first report of the torpedoing o
tha American tank steamer Communi
paw, says the Giornale d Italia, was
radio message from an Italian steame
which had picked up a wireless call for
help from the Communlpaw and pro
cecded to her assistance, at the sam
time sending on the wireless message
to an Italian steamer, a Greek torpedo
boat destroyer and a British warship.
None of them, however, was able t
find any trace of the American steame
or her crew.
GUARDS GO TO WAR PLANTS
Munition Makers Bid for All
Watchmen at Exposition.
SAN FRANCIS-CO, Dee. 8. Munition
factories in the East have offered to
employ every member of the l'anama
Pacific Exposition force of 300 guards,
according to Captain Edward Carpenter,
of the Coast Artillery Corps, command
Ing the guards, on detached service.
The Westinghouse Electric & Manu
facturing Company telegraphed today
an offer to employ all available guard
at Increased pay. Nine accepted. Abou
60 left a few days ago for powder
plants on the Pacific Coast.
1000 KEYMEN GET RISE
Pact Made With Cleveland, Cincin
nati, Chicago & St. Louis.
CINCINNATI. Dec. 8. One thousand
telegraph operators of tho Cleveland,
Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Rail
road will receive an increase in wages
that will cost tho road $45,000 yearly,
according to an agreement reached to
The telegraphers had demanded in
creases totalling $55,000.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YEPTEF.DAT'S Maximum temperature. 52
decrees; minimum temperature, 5 de
TODAY'S Occasional rain; southwesterly
Hungarian Premier saye peace now depends
wholiy on enemies. t'ge
British forces in Balkans keeping close to
Lomlnn editors comment on Treaident Wil'
son's adiregs. f'ega U.
AmhassadnrM to Pope not forced to so. says
Italy. 'Sge V
Igniting calls on AuHtrla. to disavow attack
on Ancona. rage 1.
Senator Chamberlain tn ask for early action
vti ills land-grant bill. Page -.
Cabinet members take up proposed amend'
meuts ot neutrality laws. Page 4.
Defeat forecasters "talk through their hats."
says P:-ebiai-nt Wilson. Page 5.
McAdoo outlines plans for raising revenue.
Liner Minnesota's trouble is all mechanical.
Boy Scouts' committee says Thompson Seton
waa dropped because he did not become
citlien. Page I.
Apple prices advance in East. Page 3.
Ulbbons-Aliearn fight is postponed, page 14.
Hockey aeason to open here tomorrow.
Wind and rain storm sweeps North Faciflc
Coast. Psge i.
Aspirant, already ara bobbing up for state
primary. ripe .
Tualatin man atrurk down and home Is
llrei while lie seeais medical aid. Page 8.
W'sr Depsrtment m-antif Oregon building at
ean Kranelsco. Page a.
Banka ot stnte show gain of millions. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Wheat speculstors who bought early In week
turn sellers. Page 1.
Larger country offerings cause weakness in
wheat at Chicago. Page 21.
War shares strong, but rails under pres
sure In Wall street. Page SI.
Steamer Bear brings fair visitora Page 20.
Portland and Vicinity.
Fashion Show la decided auccees. Pag 1.
Attendance at Poultry Show Is 1500. Page 17.
Half ton ut pork Is condemned and inves
tigation will follow. Page 1.
C.uniy courts convene here. Page 1.
Orcein or California land grant decree la
to be decided today Ly Judge Wolverton.
Idaho steer at stcck show sells for IJ37.
Democratic Jaoksnn Club torn by fuss over
new conrlliution. Pag 9.
Police are valued agents of printer.
Co 1'u II w ill begin Investigation of healtt, I
bureau Monday. Pago 8.
Weatlicr report, data and forecasts Pae Si,
Oregon & California
Case Is Heard
GOVERNMENT CLAIMS FOUGHT.
Southern Pacific Contends for
Timber and Mineral Rights.
ATTORNEYS' CLASH SHARP
Assumption of Federal Victory la
Denied by Railway and Move to
Assess Costs Brings Forth
Attorneys for the Southern Pacific
Company and those for the Govern
ment came into sharp and frequent
conflicts before Judge Wolverton, in
the United States Court yesterday
morning, over the form of a decree
that shall be entered in the historic
Oregon-California land-grant case.
The principal point over which they
differed was the question of the dispo
sition 'to be allowed of the timber,
mineral and other natural resources on
A minor difference was the assess
ment of the costs in the case.
Government Claims Victory.
On the ground that tho Supreme
Court's recent decision makes the Gov
ernment the prevailing party in the
suit, Constantine J. Smyth asked that
the costs be charged against the rail
road, but Peter K. Dunne, attorney for
the Southern Pacific, would not admit
that the Government had .won a vic
tory, and declared that should the rules
of procedure permit tho assessment of
costs against the Government ha
would ask for such action.
Each party had prepared a form of
tentative decree embodying its re
spective contentions. The court re
ceived both decrees, and, after listen
ing to three hours' of argument, took
them under advisement. He will enter
a formal decree at the session of the
court this morning.
Southern Oregon Case Similar.
In the case of the Government.
against the Southern Oregon Company
on Monday, involving similar issues.
Judge Wolverton accepted the Govern
ment's contention that the grantees of
the land affected are entitled to a
value of J2.50 an acre, with no further
claim on the mineral, stone or timber.
Mr. Smyth also represented the Gov
ernment in that case. The decree that
he prepared in the Oregon & CaliforniH
case is similar in its essential par
ticulars. In tho event the court accepts the
Government's position in the pending
case, it is probable that the Oregon &
California lands will be held in con
tinued litigation for a long period of
time. Attorney Dunne implied such a
threat in the course of the proceedings
If such a decree be entered." de
clared Mr. Dunne, referring to the in
strument prepared by Mr. Smyth, "ex
ceeding, as It does, the language of
the Supreme Court's opinion, the rail
road company will be obliged to take
its appeal to a higher court and to
carry this litigation still further."
He referred to his own decree as the
only means of "avoiding trouble and
of ending this litigation."
Some Polat Are Agreed.
On several important points the op
posing attorneys were fully agreed.
The first was that the Supreme Court,
by Ita opinion, enjoined the Southern
Pacific permanently from selling any
of the lands excepting under tbe terms
of tho original grant, and, second, that
he opinion enjoined the railroad from
selling any land at all for a period of
six months from the filing of the de-
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COLUMBIA RIVER HIGHW AY
TO BE FEATURED.
The Columbia River Highway, J
admittedly one of the greatest
scenic boulevards in the world,
will be featured prominently in
the New Year's edition of The ,
Oregonian. The pictorial section
will be devoted almost exclusive-
ly to the highway. In addition,
there will be a graphic descrip- J
tion of the project, and also spe-
cial attention will be given the a
Larch Mountain Trail. ,
The Columbia River Highway j
is considered one of the most val-
uable assets to Portland and the 1
State of Oregon. It will be the J
means of attracting thousands
upon thousands of tourists every
Summer from all parts of the
world. The building of the high- J
way is advertising Portland and
Oregon in a more effective way
than any other achievement in !
recent years, and there will be J
no better medium for exploiting
the highway than the forthcom- t
ing Annual Edition of The Ore- t