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VOL. LVI NO. 17,237.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
RIOT IS STAGED If!
SONG AT COLLEGE
LAD SUSPECTED OF
THEFT IS SUICIDE
FRUIT MEN MEET TO
HEAR FEDERAL PLAN
HIGH SCHOOL BOY
PLOT IS BARED FOR
sTUDEXTS CELEBRATK ENGAGE
MENT WITII UKELELES.
BOY, 18, TAKES POISOX WHEN
LAD THROWS I. W. W. OUT OF
UALI TAKING COMMAND.
ENGAGEMENT IS BROKEN.
Have Inkwell Battle.
SPEAKER FLEES FROM SCENE
Democratic Majority Invited to
"Come On" by Republicans.
ONE MAN KNOCKED OUT
Chairman of Republican State Com
mitter Is Victim Disorder Is
Caused by Substitute for
n Late "Grandfather" Law.
OKLAHOMA CITT, Feb. 18. Tumul
tuous scenes occurred In the Oklahoma
House of Representatives late todiy
while the members were voting on
section of an election law designed to
take the place of the famous "grand
father law." which was recently de
clared unconstitutional by the United
States Supreme Court, because it In ef
fect disenfranchised the negro popula
tion of the state.
Partisan feeling over the new meas
ure finally culminated in an outbreak,
precipitated by charges of corruption
and the passing of the lie between
members, during which ink bottles.
pacer weights and other fixtures of
the members' desks were used as
weapons and a set battle seemed in
evitable. Democrats massed and ad
vanced toward the Republicans and So
Rrpubliran Chalrmaa Knocked Oat.
Arthur II. Geissler. chairman of the
Republican state central committee,
was rendered unconscious by Repre
sentative Loris E. Bryant, of Big Heart,
The proposed law is the product of a
Democratic caucus. It had passed the
Senate and was up for final passage
in the House late today, with Republi
can and Socialist members offering
Geissler was on the floor through
the courtesy of a. visitor- .permit is
sued him as Republican stato chairman.
Representative Paul Nesbitt. Demo
crat, of Pittsburg County, had voted in
favor of the proposed law and as be
announced his vote Representative
Sams, Republican, taunted Nesbitt with
being "unfair" to Republicans.
Oregon Fraternity and Sorority
Members Serenade Helen AVie
gand - and Roger Jayne.
.UNIVERSITT OF ORKGON, Eugene,
Feb. 18. (Special) University stu
dents were awakened last night about
the midnight hour by the blended
voices of men and women singing "I
fjove a Maiden," accompanied by th
strumming of ukeleles.
11 was memoers or the Delta Gamm
sorority and Phi Delta fraternity sere
nading in celebration of the engage
ment of Miss Helen Wiegand, a Delta
Gamma junior from Portland, and
Roger Jayne. a Phi Delta Theta Junior
from Grinell, la. Both are prominen
in student affairs and- are popular
among the students. Miss Wiegand I
graduate from Jefferson High School,
It was revealed this morning that
'Buck's" fraternity brothers became
wise" to what he was going to do
when he, went "calling" last night and
waited patiently on a street corne
until, he made his homeward. appear
ance. He was seized and the Serenade
LIPTON YACHT IS ARMED
Tender by Seattle Con
Lawrence Mitelicll. of Lents, Dies at
Home of Fiancee Jnst as Ar-
resting Officers Arrive.
HANS PEDERSON IS LOWEST
Erin Converted Into Auxiliary
Cruiser for Patrol Duty.
NEW YORK, Feb. 18. Sir Thomas
Lipton's steam yacht, the Erin, which
has often been in American waters as
tender to Sir Thomas' challengers
for the America's cup, is now an auxil
iary cruiser in the British navy at'
tached to the fleet that is guarding
the North Sea against submarines.
This Information was contained In
a letter received here from Sir Thomas
in which the yachtsman said that he
is recovering from a long illness, and
intends soon to leave England for the
United States and Canada.
LOSS OF SUIT ADVANTAGE
Attorney Melvin, Acquitted, Demon
strates Value of Patents.
If the letter received by Attorney
F. E. Melvin after the jury had re
tired yesterday In the suit against him
for recovery of- money invested in two
patents had arrived sooner, there prob-
bly would have been no suit.
The Jury found for the defendant in
the suit of Mrs. s. (J. Leo, wife of a
Chinese physician. As the verdict was
read Attorney Melvin' handed a letter
to Circuit Judge Gantenbein. This
said that the patents had been guaran
teed and that 15000 had been offered
for an option.
Oregon Labor and Materials
Must Be Used.
Jilted and under suspicion-.for an al-
eged theft from a barber supply- com
hum- f nr- n-hnrti hn t.'mV(1 I .a YTT rprco
". " izz ;d; l'Vr GOVERNMENT IS REPRESENTED
home of his fiancee. Miss Marion
Brownell, 1062 East Twenty-eighth
street North. He died soon after.
He was in the last struggles of
death when Deputy Constable Mezu
rofsky and Nate Lazgojte. one of his
employers, arrived at ihe girl's house
to arrest him on a charge of having
taken minor supplies from the firm.
According to the report made to the
Supervision of Apple Market
" ing Proposed.
BONDS, ON HAND $565,000
police, young Mitchell had been told GROWERS
oy aire, xs. srowneii, motner or me
girl, that he could not wed her daugh
ter until he was cleared of the impend-
ng charegs against him. The girl, too,
had jilted him, and it was in an en
deavor to pass one more evening in the
girl's presence that he went to her
home and begged to visit with her, ap
parently cognizant of the fact that his
arrest was imminent.
Two notes, one to Miss Brownell, who
is about 18 years old, admonishing her
"to be careful with whom she went,
and that "he couldn't live without her,'
No Ornamentation Need Be Omitted,
Though Figures Given Do Not
Include These Rushlight &
Hastdorf Low on Plumbing.
Bnreau Officials Present Scheme to
Improve Conditions, Based Upon
Survey of Freld Equitable
Distribution Is Sought.
Portland's Auditorium probably will
be built by Hans Pederson, a con
tractor of Seattle.
In bids for the superstructure opened
SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. IS. (Spe
cial.) Fruit shippers representing
and a long missive to his mother, to practically every important marketing
the effect that -"the girl
yesterday by City Auditor Barbur, the blame" and "not to worry,'
Seattle firm, with a bid of 1317,400, was
found to be not only nearly $100,000
less than estimates made some time
ago as to the probable cost, but was
about $27,000 less than the next low
bid. Rushlight & Hastorf submitted
the lowest bid for the plumbing work.
in the sum of 127.877.
ihe bids are astonishingly low, in
the Judgment of men well posted on
the quotations for building materials.
The city accordingly will be able to
erect the structure at far less cost than
was figured originally, and for consld-
rably less than the total bond issue
authorized by the voters in 1911.
Bonds Expected to Bring Par.
The total bond Issueywas 1600,000,
or which 1565,000 remains unsold. It
is believed in bond circles that the is.
ue will bring almost par, so that there
will be approximately $565,000 avail-
ency of the Northwest went into
session with representatives of the
Federal Bureau of Markets and Rural
Organization at 1 o'clock this afternoon
at the Davenport Hotel, hearing a pro
posal from the Government representa
tives that Federal supervision of mar
keting methods and information be es
The Bureau of Markets representa-
tives are C. E. Bassett, C. W. Moomaw
and W. H. Kerr, who arrived in Spo
kane Thursday from Washington, D. C,
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18. The annual where they had a conference with
White House reception to the members Charles J. Brand, chief of the bureau
is not to
prepared by. young Mitchell before his
death. His mother is Mrs. Maud Bill-
3000 VISIT WHITE HOUSE
Wilsons Hold Reception for Sena
tors and Representatives.
of the Senate and House was attended
tonight by nearly S000 persons.
Speaker Clark, of . the House, and
Senator Clark, President pro tern, of
the Senate, led the line of those re
ceived by the President and Mrs. Wil
Only one more White House function
on the proposed method of supervising
the marketing of Northwestern ap
ples. The plan has been placed also
before the Federal Trade Commission.
Shippers Formulate Plan.
The plan was formulated first at a
meeting of shippers In Spokane Janu
B. A. Perham, sales managtr, repre
remains on the season's formal social
able for the structure. It js estimated programme, which will be brought to alsented the North Pacific Fruit Distrib-
now that with the extremely low bid close March 3 with a reception in honor utors. The SDOkane Fruit Growers'
ior the general contract the structure I or Army and Navy officers,
can be erected and fuiished for not
10 exceea JDU.uuo or I476.00U.. . i-(lr ni hit ir m
Ten bids were submitted for the gen- HUIU rUHIM I IJ BLUVVIM Uf
eral contract, and eight lor the plumb-
- ... i
Nesbitt replied that he was raised CAPTAIN REEVES TO COME
In a section where the Republicans had
overridden him with corrupt practices
and that he had no desire to be fair to
"They probably took you for the
crook that you are," shouted Sams.
"If you make that charge you are a
liar," replied Nesbitt.
Sams arose in his seat and shouted
toward the Democratic side of th
Howe "Come on."
Navy Officer Known Here
Captain Joseph M. Reeves, United
States Navy, who was in command of
the cruiser Milwaukee during the
cruise or the Oregon Naval Militia to
Honolulu in 1914, has been detailed to
command the cruiser. Marblehead and
In an instant every -Democratic and will brinir her to this nort for thu nq.
Republican member qf the House was
on his feet. Ink bottles and paper
weights were fired back and forth
between the belligerents.
The Democratic members advanced
through the aisles toward the Repub
lican members and the Speaker of the
House, A. C. McCrorey, left his chair
and rushed out of the legislative halls.
Democrat In Majority.
TJie Democrats greatly outnumbered Musical Chicafroans Foot Deficit of
me rvepuDiican comoaianrs ana alter
of the Naval Militia, according to In
formation which has betn received by
Lieutenant-Commander Blair, Oregon
The cruiser is expected to arrive
about the middle of March.
GRAND OPERA HAS DEFICIT
ing contract. Or the 10 superstructure
bidders, only one was from outside
Portland. This happened to be the
Seattle concern, which submitted the
Plumbing Figures Close.
The next to the lowest bid was -by
Boyajohn-Arnold Company, of Port
land, which submitted a figure of
$344,478. This' was $27,078 higher than
the bid of Hang Pederson. In the
plumbing contract there was only about
$1000 difference between the low bid
and the next to the low bid.
The superstructure as called for in
the general contract includes the erec
tion of all parts of the building ex
cept the excavations, the plumbing.
heating, ventilating,' electric wiring
and installation of the vacuum clean
ing system. The contract calls for the
use of Oregon labor and materials.
'in the general contract proposals
were submitted on 10 alternate plans
(Concluded on' Page 2, Column 4.)
Four Killed, Dozen Hurt, in Explo
sion at Syracuse.
Company was represented by. P. R.
Parks, general manager, and L. J.
Bloel sales manager. Wilmer Seig, of
Hood River, Oregon, was present as
eneral manager of the Hood .River
Applegrowers' Association, and F. E.
Sickels represented the Yakima Valley
Fruitgrowers' Association. Wenatchee
shipping agencies and the Northwest
Fruit Exchange, of Seattle, also were
Meeting: Opens I.ate.
The meeting had been scheduled to
nuth Addresses Workers in Seven
Languages, and They Follow
His Advice for Order.
A.V.SON1A, Conn.. Feb. IS. Joseph
Grohol, a youth just out of high school
and who speaks seven languages, holds
the balance of power tonight in the
strike situation here, where more than
4000 persons are idle as the resuTt of a
strike of 2500 employes of various mills
of the American Brass Company.
Grohol was able to control men of 11
nationalities and he was made chair
man of a committee that will officially
present plans to nompany officials at a
meeting tomorrow. He is not an em"
ploye of the concern, but addressed a
mass meeting or the strikers tonight
urging the necessity of peace and order.
.The manufacturers appealed today to
Governor Holcomb for state troops, but
the Governor decided that the situa
tion did not warrant such action at
An unidentifed man who said he was
an organizer of the Industrial Workers
of the World addressed the crowd.
Many did not understand him and there!
was much confusion. Grohol then
ordered the speaker to leave the hall
When he failed to do so, Grohol threw
him from the platform. Speaking
various languages Grohol suggested
that a committee be flamed to have full
charge of the dispute. This was done
Schooner Annie Larsen
MUNITIONS TO AIO UPRISING
Official at Aberdeen Learns of
Failure of Mission.
PLAN IS UPSET BY STORM
British Vice-consul Sends Word
From Shanghai of Attempt by
Steamer Macrlck to Take
Supplies to Aid Rebels.
SHIP THOUGHT LOST SAVED
Fort Bragg Passes San Fedro in Tow
for San Francisco.
SAN PEDRO. Cal., Feb. IS. The
teamer Fort Bragg, which was given
p for lost when it went on the rocks
last November off San Jose del Cabo.
Mexico, proceeded northward to San
Francisco from here today in tow of
the steamer Arctic, after making an
unsuccessful attempt to reach the dry-
ock at Long Beach, Cal., where re
pairs were to have been made.
It was found that the Fort Bragg's
eel was broken, but otherwise the ves
sel was undamaged.
LOUISIANA FLOODS GAIN
Eight Parishes in Eastern Part
State Are Under Water.
SYRACUSE, N. Y., Feb. 18. Four per
sons were killed, at least a dozen
others were injured, some seriously,
and heavy property damage was caused
by an explosion tonight in the split
rock plant of the Semet-Solvay Com- I open at 9 o'clock this morning, but was
pany. I postponed because of the late arrival of
lne plant, which was developed since coast shippers.
At the request of numerous growers,
shippers and business men of the Pa
cific Northwest, Messrs. Bassett, Moo
maw and Kerr were detailed to make
a survey of the conditions surrounding
the marketing of the fruit products of
the states of Oregon Washington, Id
ho and Montana with a view to making
suggestions for a more equitable dis
tribution and economical marketing of
The representatives of the office then
proceeded to draw up a plan which
the outbreak of the European war, is
oy of the largest in the country en
gaged in the manufacture of picric
acid, which is used In explosives and
synthetic dyes. It has been heavily
guarded day and night.
Womnn, 60, Sentenced to 16 Years.
WINTERSET. la.. Feb. 18. Sixteen
years in the' Penitentiary was the sen
tence today given by Judge Applegate
to Mrs. Ida Meyer, the 60-year-old
woman who earlier in the week was
convicted of complicity in the murder
of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ethel
Meyer, last July.
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 16. Eight
parishes in Eastern Louisiana are
flooded by overflows, backwater or
breaks in the levees in the Mississippi
ArKansas and Atchafalaya. Red and
Moorehouse and Richland parishes, in
the northern part of the state, have
been overflowed in sections by water
from breaks in the Arkansas. A large
portion of Concernia Parish and the
lower section of St. Landry are inun
the harmless volley of books had been
thrown the melee died out of its own
Representative Tom Hensley, Demo
crat, went to the "side line" and was
engaged in conversation with Geissler.
When Hensley walked away Bryant
stepped up to Geissler and said: "What
right have you to be talking to a Rep
resentative on the floor of the House?"
Geissler replied: "Beg pardon, what
is your name?" whereupon Bryant hit
Geissler in 4 he face, according, to wit
nesses, knocking him to the floor and
rendering him unconscious for a few
Bryant became lost in the crowd that
rushed around Geissler. No further
President Wilson recently pardoned
two Oklahoma election officials who
were convicted in Federal Court for
enforcing the "grandfather test," and
there are two others now on trial in
1 ederal Court at-Guthrie.
The election bill passed the House,
. to 34. It is expected to be approved
by Governor Williams.
The registration section of the bil
was being voted on when the disorder
occurred. This also passed the House,
50 to 34. No ballot was taken on the
emergency clause. Speaker McCrorey
announcing that the strict party vote
on the bill showed that the necessary
$98,000 for Season.
CHICAGO. Feb. 18. Grand opera in
Chicago this season cost the guaran
tors of the Chicago Grand Opera Asso
ciation $38,000. according to Charles G.
Dawes, president "of the Central Trust
Company and one of the directors of
the association. -
Mr. Dawes today expressed satisfac
tion with, the management and finan
cial returns of the season, on which
comments had been made because of
the resignation yesterday of Bernhard
Ulrlch as business manager.
CARTOON BRINGS BIG FINES
British Government Resents Draw
ing of Drunken Soldier.
LONDON. Feb. 18. The proprietors
of the Weekly Journal-Bystander were
fined 100; the ex-editor, Vivian Car
ter, 50, and Lieutenant Bernard, car
toonist, 30, today for publishing a car
toon depicting a British soldier lying
intoxicated beneath a tree and clasping
a bottle of rum. Beneath the cartoon
were the words, "Reported missing."
The charge was brought under the
defense of the realm act, on the ground
that publication of the cartoon wa3
majority to put the measure into effect I Prejudicial to discipline and recruiting.
ac-once could not ba obtained. I An appeal wag entered.
HORSE BUYING IS CEASING MAIL DELAYED 40 DAYS
lintisli Army Agent Says Business Pnrcel
Will Soon Be Closed.
Congestion In California
Town Still Growing.
KANSAS CITY. Feb. IS. Major-Gen
eral F. W. Benson, of the general staff
of the English army and In charge of
the purchase of all horses and mules
ALLEGHENY. Cal., Dec. 18. (Spe
cial.) This town has received no
parcel post mail since January 9, and
it will be several days yet before the
for British forces, declared here today I road will be broken. As & result of
the 40 days' tie-up of the parcel post
mail, there hag been a great congestion
at Camptonvillc, where packages have
accumulated for weeks.
Warehouses all about the town are
filled with tons of mail from Nevada
City and Marysville, and it resembles
freight house on a railroad, . i
mat no .American norses for war use
had been bought since last November,
and that the affairs of the remount
service in this country would be closed
within a short time.
Major-General Benson will make
final trip to Lathrop. Mo, an important
1 (Concluded cn Pace o. Column 3 I
I NOW WHO'S AFRAID? t
C PiTOP HIM'
M T05HOor t
r CwLLtwLiJ Eg? STX WITH THAT, j
SACRIFICE IS OFFERED
Bryan's Brothers Would Step Aside
in Race for Governor.
LINCOLN, Neb., Feb. 18. Charles W.
Bryan, Mayor of Lincoln, who recently
announced his candidacy for the Demo
cratic nomination for Governor, said in
a statement today he was willing to
withdraw from the race if some mem
ber of the party committed to the pro
hibition amendment would volunteer to
make the fight. Any one of five men
whom he named would be ugroeable
to him, Mayor Bryan said.
Mayor Bryan l a brother of XV. J.
Bryan, ex-Secretary of State.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Feb. IS. (Spe
cial.) Dr. R. Hunter, who as Unit
ed States surgeon for this port was rr
sponsible for the discovery of nmnitlnnK
of war on board the schooner Annl
Larsen, seized hero recently hy I he
Federal authorities, has received de
tails of the plot in which the Annio
Larsen was to take-a part and which,
he declares, had to do with the start
ing of a rebellion In India.
Information concerning the plants
comes from British Vice-Consul C. If!"
U Agas.siz, according to Dr. Hun
ter. It tells of th.) convict ion
at Shanghai. China, of Sldmond Hy
Abbass and his son, Oswald, natives of
India, for conspiring to incite a re
bellion, and of their being sentenced to
serve 15 years and two years, respect
ively, in prison. They were in charge or
the steamer Maverick, owned by Cap
tain Jebsen, when that vessel whs
seized by the Mritlsh with a cargo of
contraband. The steamship Maverick
and tho schooner Annio Larsen were
working in conjunction, but because of
a storm became sepal s ted, the Larsen
coming to Grays Harbor and tho
Maverick landing in the. Dutch IprfltH.
where she was interned.
The Maverick loaded with "knock
down" submarines, a largo quantity of
rifles and ammunition On the Pacific
Coa.st and put to sea, stopping, ac
cording to the Vice-Consul's statement
to Dr. Hunter, at Johnson's Island, one
of a coral group in tho South Pacific.
She was there to await the Larsen.
which was to load rillcs and ammuni
tion at San Pedro.
The Larsen made the rendezvous, but
running out of water before the Mav
erick arrived tho latter being de
tained longer than expected ut her
loading point was forced to sail to a
Mexican port. There a clash with the
Mexican revolutionists occurred when
the Mexicans demanded tho Lar.-en's
war munitions and the United Slates
cruiser Yorktown escorted the Larsen
to sea, after which Bhe was driven
northward before a storm, and finally
put in here. H was this Mexican trip
that created the belief that the I.nrscn
was a Mexican flllilniHter.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 67
degrees; minimum, 47 dt'Krees.
TODAY'S Fair; easterly winds.
America has few military secrets. I'age 2.
German policy regarding- armed merchant
men attacked by Itepublicans. Pae 5.
Senate ratifies canal treaty with NfcaraRua.
Army aviation scandal r harped before Sen
ate committee. Page o.
Sisal scandal aired In Senate commltteo.
Rapid work on Portland postoffice indicated
by McAdoo'g request for larger allow
ance. Fage lti,
Berlin expected to contend previous assur
ances referred only to unarmed vessels.
Pa ge o.
New York police supplied with questions to
test mental caliber or suspects, rage J,
Pacific Mail rescinds sale of seven vessels
to Grace & Co. Page
Oklahoma House of Representatives engage
in riot. fage l.
Church funds not used for banquet at which
rood was poisoned by cher. rage 4.
Editor of Los Angeles paper advocating
rebellion In Mexico arrested. Page J.
Berry says Seals are stronger than ever,
despite loss of stars. Page 12.
Columbia five . easily defeats Jefferson.
Fruit mn at Spokane consider Federal
market supervision. - Page 1.
Tonj war breaks out at La Grande. Page 6.
Old hotel register of pioneer Cliff House at
Oregon City uncovered. Page ".
Urgent plea for lumber freight cars Is sent
East. Page 6.
Schooner Annie Larsen declared to have
been in plot to aid rebellion in India,
Oregon students celebrate engagement of
fellow students with serenade. Page 3.
"Husband" proves to be woman. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Spices scarce in domestic market and prices
soaring. Page 17.
Wheat higher at Chicagoon large foreign
buying. Page 17. j
Stock prices pradirolly recover from recent
declines. Page 17.
Retail and jobbing trade is Increasing.
McCormlcka order hugo lumber carrier.
Portland and Virlnity.
Auditorium bids far below estimates.
Women's i'av in Oregon politics Is here.
Child welfare tac day is here. Page 33.
Weather report, data and forecast, Puge 17.
ONLY 1 JAILED SINCE JAN. 1
Tlie Dalles Makes 1'ir.st Arrest I'n
Ut Prohibition l!o:rinie.
TUB DALLIES. Or., Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) The city Jail of this city was
used for the first time this year last
night, when it held a real drunk, tho
first since the prohibition law went into
The folico Court docket was
scratched for the initial time since
December J! with the name of J. C
Sullivan, who was arrested last nlsht
for drunkenness. Ho pleaded guilty
today and was fined ?5. His caso did
not indicate anything In the way of a
"blind piK" here. Ho bounht alcohol
for "rheumatism" at a drUK.storo and
applied the remedy Internally.
MARINER AGE LIMIT IS CUT
Government SeeUs to Increase Num
ber of Avu liable Officers.
WASHINGTON. Feb. IS. With a
view of Increasing- tho number of f
ficers available for American merchant,
ships, the L'nlted States Steamboat
Inspection Service today reduced tho
age limit for officers from :'l to 1"
No change, however, was made in
the amount of experience neces.sary be
fore an officer's license can W oh
tained. Tho fact that an unprecedented
number of merchantmen arc buildins
in the United States umt a lack of
officers to fill commands was brought
to the attention of tho service some
time ago by shipowners.
JURY NOT OBTAINED YET.
Two Days .Spent Kxuiiiiiilng Venire
men at Baker.
BAKER, Or., Feb. IS. (Special.)
After two days of lcRal battles by at
torneys in the case of James Macomb,
charged with the murder of ljonard
Goul, no jury has been obtained. The
second veniro was exhausted Hiid a
third called. The defense exhausted
nine of its 12 peremptory challenges
and tho prosecution only two.
A (rood-sized crowd again filled th.i
courtroom, despite that the lenal but
tle was without sensation for Hie out
siders. The ipiefition.s asked hy the defense
were asain based on the opinion of
prospective Jurors concerning Insanity,