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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 8, 1916)
GATE HIT MID SUNK
Liner Harvard in Fog
ILL HAVE TIME FOR ESCAPE
Prow Cuts Into Engine-Room
and 3 Are Burned by Steam.
DERELICT LOST IN FOG
5titrrl t roll finals Off on Tide
and Ts rh 1 1. Then I-oc
ll and f inally Abandon ll
a ll lrift On! to
5N (KIVW ''. ' Special
Th- live ft " of .tijr on
e'eamer Harvard, delayed and
hurrying ttf ihl pn. wr Imperll-d
and fonr mm' of erw of th
'-n .B.oon-r :rN.r wr rlou.
ly hurl and rl oihra narrowly
c.ped death ahortly b'for o'clock
ton'fhl. when lb I"" vewl ram to
gether In a d-n f" off Pier It. at
foel of ftnekton tre.
Ti Harvard waa no badly dm
as-l. bat th entir ld of tha Cs
cl.trr w In nod Ih vat, all
bul her uppr work ubror7d. b
rn dririinc wllk a Iron tbk lid
towar-t Urn rlnl. Ilr rrw. all bat
on f whom bad at an early hoar
bn a'"untd f-r. wa tak'H off la
row 0v lre.
T e tn)ur! n-n who wero treated
at th r.nleal aa4 Harbor rmfrJ
J..pS IL f"fM. AWmeda. rhl-f
ea-tne-r f th t:ellor. vrTy
a) .J--4 irmi. ! and fae by
ttrtin of ateam pip": lacerated
I'alrtrh Wmart. 4H rranclaco. flr
mia on th i:i"llf; lertloB
1 of th x-aa.
Jaapb A. rir. Oakland, fir-man oa
l:i-ll.r ; !! of Ih body,
band and far.
Oirutua JodHMia. okUJ. wateb
fin oi lh r-!lor; wralJ of Ih
r . hand. iM body and leearallon
of the :a'p.
a"T OawfK Bay.
Ti :elaior. In command of t'a p
t.ln lliiu ?Hn. wa outbound In bal
11. and wa prtxrdirT ! I'aapar.
oa Ih J'endnctn) iul. for a rarco of
lirnbor. Th Hrard. In chars of
Captain K. J. Irtttl. muh a full 111
I pan'r. aa Inbvund fw I
At qnnuatt hratty fo kont
or th atr nd ohrurd obJct
rn than a fw ft Mir. Thro n
at.o a uroni bb ti.U runatnf. and (be
rt'sr u holding a "' oil
niddnlv. vol of th drhna loomed
lh hln prow of Ih Harvard. Almml
ih lntal. and btfora any n o"
mull b mi by Ih atoum Kftoedft
to .-ipc. h Wrard trhd Into lh
mt'lr vidr. al)"Ol Zi (act
sf Ih trn. (iiiuhlnf lb chip
iiml'i M If It war an rrcahrlL
raal la 'l Craafc.
Th HcU'or qjii'rd from b lo
atra for a brtvf nwmmi. vbm lhr
r-o an p!oia. f.lload by a l-r-riri.-
rush of (ran. whl h pnnrd In Ihr
f la t boltr-roont and ar4
tb'lr (!' aa tb. lay h.!yl.
ll lhu thai C:i i-t t:nf!nrr rr
ward. rtrrnian "oIr and Wairhman
JnAnaon r t-aldrd. In addition
forward a rlro. a by a fltinx llmb-
lb brad and ad. a a Fir'niaa
rart. b had tn ln.
tlMaallt lhr m Aa amonx
ti panr of Ih panr boat.
Thi w won t!:d. . b ti
rnmm air. nho B I word hta rn-atn-ro"m
lo boM Ih ! II;M
aint th fTv-lir. In ft'Jrf thai
I tc H'wnr woud B t hlp any jrl
amount of wilrr urn I Ih rro could
:ht uhn o a pU- of f-H. ll w
nn tll M iu of th KicMr'
rw w rrtln lil Iho Itrtjrd r
r4 n;!n and ba-hd on. Ia
i if a atin !. tnt ht--h Ih nalrr
rl f kr-l b (.
Uaartn Maa to .
-rat mmbi- of th f:ii-llor'r
fn. ! wrr at Ih I'm of t
1 on-n IS fol lil-iii o-Tiitrrl
warn knorkad Into Ih tif. whor
! iiruuM aal I Mh4 an by a
fc-l f rum .io llrard. I j--ha to
fuj:iit lo lh rwu. Th onty man
itn.it'iufitt fr I bMvd 14 hat
found rtNc a a tHnal nhlb
la ft a lir I Ih. d-rtu-t.
Ax a lal loir tontrht ll raport'd
Ihr l ia. which had th Kf
i'or In ton In an ta4rar lo bch
aWr oa th it rtn a"io-. had bn fnrrd
to tt M lh:r lio. Ts rt-lior
alo laal a aaa drifting rapidly
AIRMAN FELLS FIFTH FOE
I rarh !-. Work I as Alo tn
f.rral lllpla. Add lo Rorood.
rRt.. rb. T-rKranl rilol Oay
a.m.r. of th ovh f:ylac rorpa. baa
l-t. I brooch! down hi Hfla Jrman
j4rafry. and ha.a bn mntfond for
M virloUa la aa erTirial rmenonl'-a-IK-n
It " a!n and a rrtal bl
euiia wftA &uM mif aa kvur.
ALL WlltTf: AT TV HA ARE IN
I AM. Ill I OK M VHDKlt.
Twcot J-!"! Ttaoaaand Krdkln
l(rld on lt rrallon Kllllnf
of lra Cmuf Tronble.
rut;T.rK. Ar'a, rb. T. Th In
diana on lb NaJra roaratlo ar
Ihraatonlna: ! h'll all tha wbli Inhab.
Itanta of Tuba and burn lha Oocrn
m.nl btjlldln tbrrr. arcortfloK to
William rurbra. uporlntndnl of
cocatructloo of tha Isdlaa acbool at
Tuba. Dubrao arrlrod bar yi-tncday.
Tnba U on lha Tainlad" draerl about
0 Billaa north of bar.
Tba faw whlta lamlllra IWIns at
Tuba kava but email amount of arma
and aanmnBUIon with which to dfnd
IbamaalTaa. Dnrbraa aald today.
Huporiniandant T. Jluaka ad two po-ll-
off IT of Tuba altamplod to ar
rat a "bad- Indian January t. Dur
bra aald. Tba Indian ahot at lha offi
ce and waa kild when lha olicmn
ratarnod tha lira.
Krirnda of tba Jndtan Imroadlatrly
brans lo foment Iroublo amon; other
Indiana en lha ttwnicion.
I'HOKNtX. Aria. rb, 7. rira Ihou
aand roatdrnta In lha Northcaatern
portion of Arlaona r alarmed over
a report that tha llopl Irlbo of Naeajo
Indiana wera threatening lo o on lha
warpath, .accordms lo word rocelead
br early loniht. Approalmately
: Indiana wrro lil" on tha
Navajo rratlon. but ll waa not
known whal proportion of tham ware
Involved In th threatened uprlnlnj.
ENGLAND MAY BAR APPLES
llnml Rlrr an- hut-Out to Mak
Way for Manltlonn,
uofr nivrru o, r6. 7. np-
claU A-cordioa; lo Wllmer Slet. aaloa
manacr of" Ih Apple Orowera Aaao
ciatiun. an embarco on arpl may be
etpti from the British sovrrnmeot
at any momrnl. A ahlpmenl of fruit
front pokan for tnUh eiport trada
laat week may hava lo bo eold on the
Tha action I taken by tha Knrllab
covernment. accordlBaT to 1L T. favld
aon. tha Now York rprtttatfv of
tba aaoclaln, becauao of tba need of
the riritl-b soternment for all avail
abl ahipvln apava for tha tranaporla-
m. t Miilrtn mI war
WOMAN SHOOTS MINISTER
Palr lajr IVt Fatally Wounded.
Anaallaul (liarxew InaitlU
ftllCRVIAN. Te.. rah. 7. Tha Rav. n.
M. Casta. I, a Baptlat mlnlatar. waa
ahot and probably fatally wounded to
day by Mm Annla rut. wbo livea
near DeaUon. Too woman fired five
hot. Chnrle-a Ivarton. a byatander.
wa hol In th arm. When arretted
ah aald th minltr had Inaa'.ted her.
After Cacla fell he aapd: Take me
lo my wife. I have only one life to live
and I do not want to die until I bav
talked lo hr.
jura. Kauai waa -rtleaaed on lv
NERVE SAVES MAN'S LIFE
rnledrUn. Too l-ate to Io.lcr.
l.rabo llDinprr of Aolo Truck.
The preieora of mind of . A. Ilarth.
a farmer from Kl Polnl. who la In
rorlland arvln on lha Federal Jury.
aavd him from aertoaa Injury yeetar
day. If not drath.
air Ilarth paad In front of a treet
rar wbli .roealna: Waahlnston atreel
yelrday mcirnlni at K'fth tret and
failed to ao an orwumlitt autnmobl'.e
Irueh. To dodar th Irurk waa l-npo-ibl.
o Mr. Ilarth arahbrd the bumper
and waa thrown asalnat the radiator.
blna carried half way acroa Ih
teel baler lha lruk waa controlled.
WIRELESS BRINGS PARENT
W.mc ly V. l. . A. Plnnl ell-ric-
IIinmI lllrr family of lllm-na.
U'r niVKR. Or.. Keb. I. ijic
ciat. 1.1- Friday niaht Ihrouuh the
wlrla t"-m of Kloyd tllbba. a
your.a radio amateur enthualaat her.
)r, Anna Wi:hmn re-led new of
the erlou Itlneaa of her d"ahter. Mr
ikio Itrook. .f rortland. The nio.-Be
waa anl from rortland by the Tounjt
f--n a fhrlatiaB Aaaociallon.
M.a Wllllnn lft yeaterday lo b
miiiM her daucntrr.
BRITISH TRADE GAINING
Kvxrl and Import Im rew-e hy I
Million of I'nwml In Janaary.
iVX. Feb. ". Tia Ilrltth H-rd
of Trad figure, for January how that
import Increased by 1 7.7 :.. K
port lacreaawd ..&..
The principal Increa In Importa
tion war foodluff. raw malarial and
rhem.ral dye. The Increae In e porta
wa mad up principally of manufac
WEALTHY WOMAN ON TRIAL
Mr. Id Mrjrr Before Jury on
( twarge of Killing .ag!nrr-ln-Lam.
WINTr.RKT. ta Feb. 7. Mr. Ida
M.yer. a4 . and r-pul.d wealthy,
wa placed on trial ber today charged
with remrllrlli In Ih murder or br
d.'iaM-r-m-taw. Mr. Frd Iyr. on
July Si. lll.
Th aeleetlon of Jorynwn waa bgun
lata lod. and It wa peeled the
Jxry wouid bo com; 1c ted tomorrow.
PORTLAND DUE FOR
BUT SLIGHT FLOOD
Willamette at Salem
Has Risen 19 Feet.
FLOOD CREST PASSES EUG.NE
Columbia Is Steady, So River
men Here Fear Little Loss.
BENTON FARMS DAMAGED
nivrr Overflow In Coo tlay t)ls-trUt--
Rural IorallOc frinffcr.
Hlr.li Water and I-andslldca
Mop Railway OprraUoni.
,1DH I ll n r.s
Marehfirld Coqutlla Kivor.. on
rampac. flooda 19 mllea of
railway: land alldea do damaca.
Brownavill Calapooln. Blrer
breaka levee, flooda town and
vicinity, drowna eheep.
Corrallla Willamette overnowa
Ihouaanda of arrea and cauaea
Oreon Electric much trouble.
CanyonvlUa Flood creet paaaea
harmleaaly on balmy day.
Seattle Thaw condltlona favorable-:
rallwaya fear mountain
Oregon City lh-water creat la
romlnc. but no damase la an
ticipated. Albany Willamette and Bantiam
rlvera hlg-": bridge trouble and
maroonlns of family reported.
Eut-ene Willamette. McKenale
and hlualaw rtvera are In flood
rtace; no treat damase re
ported. Salem Willamette 1 fert above
low water and rlalna ateadlly:
rlamase la feared; Mill creek
overflow Seventaenth alreet.
topplnc car earvlco.
rortland la to have a amall Winter
freahet. and nredlcliona are made that
the river will attain a tax of 1 feet
above aero bare Tburaday. which mean
that aome of tha lowet do ka probably
will be covered. .! baemanta on
Front lreet may be vUlted. The cret
of Ih frebet paaaed toirm at noon
. . Mllalnln a deDth Of
feet lhare. and dropped 1.1 feet durlir1
The Ab-treet dock, which la about
th loweat on the Wet Hid, had lea
than threw feel to so on nl 6 oclock
yealorday afternoon, when tha official
-auce reslntered 11 feet abovo aero,
anj that mark ahowed a gain of l.l feet
Ince I o'clock In tho morning.
I'slaaahla Level Steady.
PUtrlrt Forecaaler Beala arranged
for teclal river reporta yaterday. and
laat nlicM he ald Ih flackama River
waa fallina;. Klvermen ay there la
t Column ll
JiY3 Was v ?tm . TCooA&,G
rz . -iVm 7"!Z'Jt'2 I
J I vwr ft TAe 1 " Jl .mS -A w -r A
I I bath YER. - Pys2l I Sros!)
Iwa.rVTVS" TO 7H I (. SV f ff? I C ZT t
: Ll ------
TEHTKRWT'!1 Maximum lemperature, 6J
driroe. minimum. 44 deareea.
TODAT'fl Oreaalooal rain; cooler, aouth
Uaarler ef oppoaln partle ftht Jida by
id la hiuM for NaUonal deleoa.
Iae 1. ,
Dveooerats far from belna In accord on
loiomblaa treaty. I'aa X
North bank of ColumBIa Klver la made
part of Port of I'onland. Paa la.
Laiteat proposal or OeTMDf In Luattanl
caae la bclor I'rwldant. I'aa -niaantle
rewjli pin br German reported
Tentative reement reached to limit grant
land tor lorait reaerve to 0O.Ou .
Allied crulaer watch for more German
prlie il f vlralnla Capea Pa X
Joan 8L Or and .l9.0O0.000 brld fie
from publicity. Page g.
glaam achooaer Fiicalalor eunk lntd
Golden Gate by Unr Harrard. Pag i.
Xra. riorenc Adam Uooaon. dlroread I wtre
of Portland mas, U aulclda. Pag J.
Indiana threaten to go oa warpath la Xrl-
..... l . i
Cuatoma offlclaia oe ebleei en naughty totem
pole lor 1 oriiana nuwouNj, - - -
0"Conn.ll eicne to wreatla Miller and eettla
world middleweight title clalma. page 1.
Suit aaalnrt Ke!eral Baaeball league I
dlamlaeed. ' Page 12.
Portland hockey tram entrance In '
cbamplonahlp race depend In pert on
tonight a gauie. Page 13.
Prune tree lamae extenalve In Clarke
county. Page .
Coal tna a complaint about weight to b
dlacuaaed. Page 0.
Three men die when powder mill at Dupont
North Idaho Itepabllcan to pre claim for
Gubernatorial nomine. .
PortUnd due for only llght flood, rage 1-
taenmerrlal aad Marine.
Superior quality irea Northweetern wheat
advantage In F.urope. Page 17.
Chicago wheat market dump on heavy
elllng. Pag 17.
Stock, advance with promlae of aetllement
. . T . IT.
Survey for canal from Pug.t "
lurntiia pn.po.ea in oti.i -
part lead Bad Vicinity.
Woolen good h.rt. rmle Uklng rery-
thlag available. Pate 18.
Boft coal eupply docjared ample. Page .
Receiver of American J"" ."TV
paay ordered to aue Paclflo Ula. Paae li
ytw enihuatam la noted In reglatraUon of
laymen. Pago T.
Cro.a-.uit filed agalnet Stephen Carver for
;'iiO,ow. Paee IS.
hire. Bmili U Cloeaet aaka for dower right
. A - .ai a I a 1'gt W 14.
Ifa it UalU a wa - - . .
Boathsuae g."e amuck In harbor, doing
damage. rai i.
MUa Myrtle Aahby. iner t lllllg. declare
for preparednM. Page 11.
Republican arrange - Lincoln day patriotic
. acn la I'm y A T.
Weather report, data and forecatt. Pa 17.
AFTER-HOURS LAW UPHELD
Alankan Lone Fight Aglnt Arrest
an rrowllng Vncmiiloycd.
SAN FRANCISCO, ran. 7. Ben Uul-
l . tit t n u nrl.al In th
fJOri 1. WBO ejwe-ii -
United Slates Circuit Court of Appeal
becauae of hi arreat at Junuau. Alaaka,
mm . . V . .mmxm, AM I). . .1 TAjlf
Ktrca 1. Imkm, iwr wswa - -
of Juneau after 11 o'clock at night
. i . i .. . tviaana of atin-
port, waa refuaed redreaa today by tho
uuiaoni luuuv mi. i w. . ... j
that a "man without a Job" had the
aame constitutional rights on the
. . . . ... M 1 1 V. l.l,"
trcets at nuni a - -
The Federal Court upheld the Juneau
NO ULTIMATUM DELIVERED
Great Britain Say C'Dtrnl Powers
Have Not rreaaed Roumanla.
LONTX)N. Feb. 7. The g-overnment
haa received definite Information that
th... i. no foundation to the report
that tha central power have delivered
an ultimatum to Roumanla.
Thla announcement waa made this
THINGS ARB PICKING LP IN THE WEATHER LINE.
IS LAID TO GERmANY
AMERICAN SENATORS SOUNDED
Hope Is to Keep Japan From
Aiding Her .Allies.
SUEZ CANAL IS OBJECTIVE
Heralded Drive at Allies in France
Will Only Do Feint to Cover
Attack on British Waterway,
BY JOHN CALLAN O'LAUGHIJN.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Feb. 7. (Spe
cial.) A glsautio plot to precipitate
revolutions throughout the Far Kajst
haa been revealed to the Government
Back of the plot are German brains
and German money. It is declared. The
operations are being conducted from
California and from the Dutch East
Indies. Their object la to cause armed
uprising In China and tho Dutch pos
sessions for the purpose of compelling
Japan to abandon aupport of the allied
cause, through the supply of munitiona
to the Russians, and to devote herself
to establishing and securing control of
the Far East.
Revel la India IMaaaed. Too.
Another object, to which, the moat
attention ia being paid, is to create a
revolution in India and thus strike at
Information also haa been received
which indicate that the German plan
of campaign contemplates the circula
tion of reports that a drive shortly ia to
be made on Calais and to support of the
reports by a feint in order to cause
Great Britain and France to concen
trate all their available strength on the
line of Northern Franca.
Tim real objective of the German
general ataff, it is said, will be the
Sue Canal and India. Preparations for
the operatlona against tho Sues Canal
are well under way.
Tark Drop) Mine In CanaL
Only two weeka ago a -Peninsular
Oriental liner waa sunk by a floating
mine, in this waterway, the explosive
having been dropped In the water by
a Turk, who drove a cart through the
Mohammedan troops defending the
eastern bank of the canal.
If the revolution ahould be precip
itated In the British possessions, the
German campaign against them would
be Immensely simplified.
By stirring up trouble in China and
In Dutch Indies all of Japan's available
strength would be occupied and she
would be unable to carry out the terms
of her alliance with the British gov
ernment. which contemplatea the use of
Japanese troopa In certain contingen
cies in India.
In connection with this plot. German
agents In Washington are credited with
calling attention of Senators to the
.Concluded on Pare 3, Column 1.)
PKOrCKTY OF D. E. KEASKY
BIUSAKS FKOM MOOKIXGS.
Dolphins ou Hawthorne Bridge Car
. rlecl Away, Launch Eva Dam
aged and Mctlaka Bumped.
High water sent Dorr K. Keasey'i
big launch-house on a rampage from
It moorings at Lone Fir Station yes
terday, and it left a wake of splinters
through the harbor.
It was first reported striking one of
two dolphins on the south side of the
Hawthorne-avenue bridge, which was
carried out and hung up against a pier
of the Burnside-street bridge.
Then the laundh-house swerved In
shore and struck the Standard boat
house and carried with ft downstrean?
the cmislng launch Eva. It drifted
along until Kellogg's boathouse was
reached, at Salmon street, where the
Eva was forced against a float and a
hole about two feet In length was
driven in the hull above the water line.
Continuing on its way, the launch
house smashed into the steamer Met
lako, lying a short distance below,
tearing away planking from the super
structure. Meanwhile the Custom-House launch
H. W. Scott and the Harbor Patrol
launch gave chase and managed to
"line up" tho launch-house to pass
through the Harriman bridge draw, but
they were unable to beach the unwieldy
tow, owing to the current. Finally
Captairt Mitchell navigated alongside
with the launch Frolic and the house
was headed down the harbor.
It Is classed as among the largest
launch-houses on the river, and a bad
list added to the difficulty of control
PRINCE OSCAR IS WOUNDED
Kaincr's Fifth Son Struck by Shell
Splinters in Eastern Zone.
AMSTERDAM, via London. Feb. 7.
Prince Oscar of Prussia, fifth son of
Emperor William, has been slightly
wounded in the head and on the upper
part of the thig by shell splinters
during 'the fighting In the eastern war
theater, according to a Berlin official
report received here.
Prince Oscar was wounded at Virton,
Belgium, in September. 1914. He was
ill for a long time and was declared
to be suffering also from an affection
of the heart He returned to duty- in
the field In November, 19f4. narrowly
escaping capture the following month
in the fighting in Poland.
POLICE GUARD WARSHIPS
Precaution Taken Agalnwt Bombs
From Brooklyn Bridge.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. Placing of
extra police on the Brooklyn and Man
hattan brldcfes yesterday when the
cruiser Washington passed under was
exDlained by Secretary Daniels today
as a precautionary measure taken by
Rear-Admiral Usher, commandant or
the New York Navy-yard, because of
the receipt of two letters calling the
Navy Department's attention to the fact
that It would be easy to destroy war-
ahlDs passing; under the bridges by
dropping bombs on them.
The Secretary eald there was no in
timation of any plot.
PANAMA AGREES TO FORTS
Legation Willing to Sell Sites for
Big Guns to United States.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. The willing
ness of Panama to grant big-gun sites
at approaches to the Panama Canal is
Indicated in negotiations pending be
tween the State Department and the
Panama Lecatlon. The sites are re
garded as necessary to carry out Gen
eral Goelhals' plan to extend Canal
Pnnamfl l kaM to have indicated a
willingness to sell'at agreed prices.
NEW DRY MOVE PROPOSED
Amendment Offered Prohibiting In
terstate Whisky Shipments.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. The Senate
Judiciary committee reached no conclu-
ion on the National prohibition con
stitutional amendment today.
An agreement to provide that whisky
should not be shipped beyond the con-
nes of any state which permits Its
manufacture was offered.
Such a DroDOsal would only need a
majority vote In Congress.
HAY FREIGHT RATE IS CUT
Reduction Permitted to Aid Snow-
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
crton. Feb. 7. The Interstate Com
merce Commission today authorized the
nion Pacific and Oregon Short L.ijie
to carry hay and grain at reduced
rates for 30 days.
This order Is designed for the relief
' stockmen In states that have re
cently been snowbound.
ARTILLERY DUELS ArE ON
Engagements In France Are Ter
rific, Says Berlin.
BliRL-IN. via London. Feb. 7. Artil
lery engagements of terrific intensity
have been in progress in the section
between La Basse Canal and Arras in
Northern France and &outh of the
River Sotnme today. German army
headquarters announced these activi-j
ties today. -
FIGHT FDR DEFENSE
Party Lines Forgotten
in Navy Measures.
VOTE ON BILLS UNANIMOUS
Speaker and Republican Lead
er Work Hand in Hand.
MR. CLARK TAKES FLOOR
Opponents of Preparedness Foil to
Show Hand on Roll Call Joseph
Cannon Hints That Move May
bo for Cumpaign Purposes.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. Speaker Clark
and Republican Leader Mann fought
side by side in the House today for ade
quate National defense. With party
lines obliterated, most of the members
followed their leaders and two Navy
measures passed without a dissenting
vote. One, to provide for adding 300
midshipmen to the entering class at
Annapolis next July, passed 173 to 0.
and the other, to equip Navy-yards for
construction of battleships Nos. 43 and
44, passed without a rollcall.
Mr. Manrr' tried to put the anti-preparedness
advocates on record by call
ing for a division on the Naval Acad
emy bill, but there were no negative
Speaker Clark. Take Floor.
The appearance of Speaker Clark on
the floor to campaign preparedness
measures aroused wide interest.
Rumors persisted that he would take
active charge of the fight to increase
the Army and Navy. Majority Leader
Kitchin having joined the opposition.
Immediate Improvement of the Navy
by designing new battleships along the
llufts of the best now in use. doubling
the membership of both Annapolis and
West Point, creation of many addi
tional regiments for the Army and
short-term enlistments to produce a re
serve, were among suggestions made
by the Speaker. He said he expected
to discuss the subject of preparedness
Mr. Mann reiterated his previous
pleas for a larger Army and Navy and
aided in maneuvering the bills to pas
sage. "This is not the time for crim
ination and recrimination," said he. "It
is not the time to find fault with that
which has been. It is the time for all
to Join hands for that which may
Crowds Ruh lo Gallcrlea.
The debate went far afield from the
measures under consideration, extend
ing to the general subject of military
preparedness. The unusual sight of the
Speaker and the minority leader bat
tling together for Administration meas
ures, while the majority leader sat
silently in the back of the House, at
tracted crowds to the galleries, and
members rushed to the floor from their
offices and committee rooms.
Mr. Clark urged haste in getting new
battleships Into commission. He asked
Chairman Padgett of the naval com-
mlttee why it would not. be a good plan
to pattern the two battleships Nos. 43
and 44 after the best United States ship
afloat and get them completed quickly.
"Simply because." Mr. Padgett said,
"tho chief of the bureau of construc
tion told us that he had plans already
worked out that would make decided
improvements against torpedo attacks."
"Why do they not put those plans
into operation?" the Speaker continued.
Mr. Clark Pleads for Speed.
"They will," Mr. Padgett said, "as
soon as they get authority provided in
"We shall all die of old age beforo
they are completed at this rate." the
Representative Padgett told the
House that three shlpst the Oklahoma.
Nevada and Pennsylvania regarded as
the three best in the world at the time
they were laid down, would ty-completed
and put in commission during
this year two of them in the early
Summer, one in the Autumn.
"If any emergency should arise," he
added, "a very small resolution of Con
gress carrying the necessary appro
priation could provide for extra ships. '
Representative Cannon, of Illinois,
created a stir by asking If the talk of
preparedness was a sham performance
for campaign purposes. Later lie said
he, did not intend the remark as a crit
icism of i the President.
Mr. Cannon'a Motive; Aailed.
"The gentleman was trying to put in
a nice way a very nice criticism of the
President, but he did not get away with
it." Representative Fitzgerald, of New
"The President of the United States,"
answered Mr. Cannon, "is iny President
as well as your President, and if I can
find out what ia tho proper thing to
do, if it is necessary to do anything, I
stand ready to help him do it."
"If we have another war, which 1 do
not believe wo will have if we attend
to our own business." Speaker Clark
said, while advocating the Naval Acad
emy bill, "what we will need more than
anything else will be officers. You can
get all the volunteers you want ih 30
"If the fact could be ascertained, I
have no sort of doubt that at least
25,000 men, the very flower of the coun
try, died the first year of the Civil
War not by bullets, but by disease.
which was absolutely necessary.
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