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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1916.
MARVELOUS COSTUME WORN BY SOCIETY GIRL AT "BALL OF THE GODS." IK!
AMERICA HAS FEW
Store Opens 13 t Sp.S
Phone: - rh0ne :
Marshall soso The Most in Value, the Best m Quality A 2112
General Holds It Unwise to
Keep From People What
Every Possible Foe Knows.
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PUBLICITY NOW GENERAL
Only Experimental Work Is Kept
Secret When Plans Are Adopt-
ed Policy Is to Distribute
"WASHINGTON'. Feb. 18. The British
Navy today is approximately twice as
strong- as the combined fleets of Ger
many and Austria, while the Teutonic
combination is about double the sea
fighting- force of the United States, ac
cording to information in the posses
sion of tha Navy Department. The facts
were disclosed to the House naval com
mittee today by Captain Joslah Mc
Kean. of the staff of the chief of op
erations. Captain McKean also said the French
navy was from 15 to 25 per cent strong
er than the American, according to lat
est information. He explained that
these were rough estimates and that
harts showing the specific, relations
of the various navies would be sub
mitted later by Rear Admiral Benson,
the chief of operations.
America Outranks Japan.
So far as is known, the Captain told
the committee, the Japanese building
programme adopted several years ago.
which will not be completed for sev
eral years to come, provides for a
modern fleet of eight dreadnoughts and
right battle cruisers. It was possible,
he added, that additional building was
in progress, as all nations but the
United States had secret building poli
cies. On the strength of the known
programme, however. Captain McKean
yaid. Japan would have only 16 capital
ships when the 17 American dreaa
noughts built, building or authorised
The witness disagreed with Rear
Admiral Grant, chief of submarines,
who preceded him. as to the advisabili
ty of abandoning the present smaller
submarine types in favor of 800-ton
boats. He believed 30 of the large
boats should be built and attached to
tha fleets, but that smaller ones should
operate from shore bases established
at frequent intervals along the coasts.
Bill Held Too Drastic,
The House committee received, how
ever, a written statement from Brlga
dier-Gencral William Crozier, giving
his views on the Tillman bill to pro
hibit the disclosure of military secrets.
As drawn. General Crozier said, the act
was too sweeping and would forbid
giving out information of any charac- RROTH ERS RERT ARREST
tor. whether confidential or not. HePnUmCn0 nCOIOI MnnCOl
thought this unwise.
"Within a few days," the General
wrote, "a case has been brought to my
attention in which an individual pro
posed to publish a map showing the
location of all the powder factories in
the United States. A section of the
Tillman bill would authorize the gov
ernment to prohibit the publication of
any Information which would operate
against its military interests.
"I am familiar with the statement
that our government has no military
secrets, which is In great part true
although not absolutely so, since this
department has a few. The facts re
sult, however, not so much from un
authorised disclosures of confidential
matter, as from our own practice of
spreading In reports, hearings and
other public documents, information in
regard to our own military secrets.
Secret Hard to Keep.
We do this largely for the reason
that such subjects are exceedingly
difficult to keep secret and that If we
should refrain from publishing them
thy would still be known to foreign
military staffs and our own Deoole
would be the only interested parties not
"This department usually can keep
confidential any experimental con
struction which it Is engaged upon,
but once they are adopted and issued
to the service and descriptive hand
hooks concerning them are printed for
distribution, it is thereafter almost im
possible to keep them secret and the
best course seems to be to -give our
own people, especially those in the ser
vice, the fullest knowledge possible in
regard to them, in order to promote ef
liciency in their uses."
SPECIAL ELECTION CALLED
Milwaukic Voters lo Act on Water
IHLAVAUKIE. Or., Feb. 18. (Spe
cial.) Saturday, March 4, was the date
fixed last night by the Milwaukie Coun
cil for the special election for sub
mitting to the voters the question of
authorizing the Council to acquire the
Plant or me .Milwaukie Water Com
pany for the sum of $5500. A petition
signed by 160 was presented to the
Council asking that this special elec
tion be called,
A pamphlet will be Issued by the
Council setting forth the reasons for
ailing this special election. In W.H
.'o. 1 the polling place, which formerly
was in me juy Mall, was changed to
the fire station near Front street for
convenience of voters.
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EDITORS ARE IN TOILS 0 M MIND TEST FRIED
" New York Police Supplied With II
List of 20 Questions.
Mexicans Taken in Los An
geles for Incitng Murder.
Y. M. C. A. DELEGATES GONE
Fifteen From Eugene Will Partici
pate in Corral lis Conference.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. Eugene,
Feb. 18. (Special.) Fifteen delegates
from the campus Y. AC. C. A. left this
afternoon for Oregon Agricultural Col
lege at Corvallis to attend the ministry
missions' conference called by the col
lege Y. M. C. A's of Oregon. Among the
delegation from the university Is La
mar Tooze. student representative on
the Ford peace expedition. He will
deliver an address at the close of the
conference Sunday night, having as his
subject "Our Responsibility in the
Teace Movement" The theme of the
conference will be the world-wide call
for Christian leaders.
Gale Seaman. Coast student secretary
for college associations, will preside.
Kalnier Has First Liquor Arrest.
RAINIER. Or.. Feb. 18. (Special.)
The first arrest in this city under the
.nderson law was made yesterday,
when Sheriff Stanwood arrested J. F.
Roth on a complaint signed by W. H.
Cooper. District Attorney. Several
cases of liquor was seized and is now
locked up in a cell of the city Jail
awaiting the outcome of the trial,
which Is set for Monday. Roth was re
leased on cash ball of $50.
niea Cnrca is t 14 Days.
Crucslsu refund money If PAZO OINTMENT
to ear Itrhlnc. Blind. Bleeding or Pro
txuduis Piles, first aspUcatloa relieves. ,
Federal Warrants Served on Magons,
Who Accused Wilson of "Conniv
ing With Curranza" and
LOS ANGELES, Feb. IS. Enrique
Flores Magon and Ricardo Flores Ma
gon, brothers and editors, of El Re
generacion, an avowedly Mexican rev
olutionary publication, were arrested
early tonight on charges of using the
mails to incite murder and revolution,
after a battle with deputy United States
marshals and city detectives, who,
armed with warrants based on Federal
ndictments, invaded their newspaper
plant at Ivanhoe, a suburb.
Three indictments were returned.
each containing three counts, based on
editorials which appeared within the
last six months in El Kegeneracion
Two indictments were against the Ma
gon brothers, the third being, it-was
said, against William C. Owen, who is
named as editor of the English section
of the newspaper. Owen has not been
One of Tl rot her M ounded.
When the officers entered the news
paper plant, the Magon orotners re
sisted arrest. In the struggle in
Bmall room, Enrique Magon was struck
on the head by F. G. Thompson, deputy
United States Marshal, with the butt of
a revolver ana seriously injured.
Rirardo 'Magon, according to the of
ficers, also resisted, but was over
powered quickly. During the fighting.
six Mexican printers and about la men
and women rushed in and, according to
the officers, tried to prevent them
from taking the Magon brothers away.
They were cowed by a display of fire
The Magon brothers were taken to
the county Jail, the hour being too
late for them to provide bonds, which
were fixed by United States District
Judge Trippet at $3000 each when he
issued bench warrants earlier In the
F.diiorlnla Accuse Wilson.
The editorials, according to the in
dictments, charge President Wilson
with conniving with General Carranaa
because the latter has agreed - "to de
liver the Mexican people to the rapa
They urge the readers of the paper
to kill, if necessary, those who oppose
them, "because it is necessary to ini
tiate a revolutionary campaign of
The Magon brothers were arrested
here in 1912 on charges of inciting rev
olution among Mexicans and thereby
violating the neutrality laws of the
United States. They were convicted
and served a term in the Government
prion on McNeil's Island, Washington.
Photo Copyright by Underwood.
Miaa Angelica Brown.
One of the most striking costumes
seen at the Ball of the Gods, the great
est social event in years, was the one
which Angelica Brown, one of the
best known of the younger society set,
It was a marvelous creation of heav
ily embroidered velour, so arranged
that when Miss Brown raised her arms
it appeared as if she had wings. Not
for years have there been so many
society members gathered at one event.
Fully 2000 persons, most of them In
the Social Register, were on the floor
of the grand ballroom at the Hotel
Astor. New York. February 11. It is
estimated that fully $250,000 was spent
SIMPLE PROBLEMS GIVEN
SHIP ROUTE IS CHANGED
DUTCH VESSELS AVOID MINE
FIELDS IN NORTH SEA.
Boata Flying Nentral Flags Are Be
lieved to Have Put Explosives
OAT Mouth of Thames.
LONDON, Feb. 18. The prevalence of
mines in the North Sea is causing a
complete change in the routing of
Dutch shipping. Recently Dutch lin
ers bound for Oriental ports gave up
the Suez Canal route in favor of the
Cape of Good Hope passage. This
change has proved successful.
Dutch freighters bound for America
are now advised to creep up the coast
within the three-mile zone until a point
is reached where they can cut across
to the north of Scotland, instead of
using the usual English Channel pass
age to the Atlantic
Dutch authorities recently discovered
mines which had been causing dis
asters to their shipping off the mouth
of the Thames, A mine which was.
struck by a Dutch ship yesterday and
which was recovered, shows by a Ger
man marking that It had an anchor
which held it a few feet below the
surface. It is believed the mines are
laid by vessels flying neutral flags.
NEW HAVEN MAKES PLEA
PERMISSION -TO RETAIN STEAM.
SHIP LINES DESIRED.
Official of Subsidiary Argues That Rail
road Could Run Out Line In
NEW YORK, Feb. 18. If the Gov
ernment should' require the New York,
New Haven & Hartford Railroad to get
rid of its steamship lines, the railroad
probably would provide such an ade
quate rail service for freight that in
dependent water lines could not com
pete successfully, in the opinion of J.
H. Gardner, vice-president of the New
England Steamship Company, a New
Haven subsidiary. Mr. Gardner was
witness at a hearing begun here today
by Interstate Commerce Commissioner
Clements on the New Haven appllca
tlon to retain control of its steamship
lines under the Panama Canal act.
Continuation of the New Haven's
control, Mr. Gardner declared, means
public convenience and commercial ad
vantages' for New England, and will
not reduce or exclude competition by
water by any independent lines. At
the ports where the New Haven's boats
touch, he said, there was plenty of
wharfage room for other lines if they
cared to compete, and he asserted that
the New Haven was doing nothing to
prevent the establishment of independ
"Suppose the water lines were cut
loose arva each stood on its own merits,"
asked Commissioner Clements, "would
there then not be greater competi
Mr. Gardner replied that 70 per cent
of the New England freight shipments
is interchangeable between boat and
rail lines, and that, if vessels were
operated independently of Joint con
trol, the railroad, instead of furnishing
co-operation, would try to get the long
haul and gradually "dry up" the Long
Island Sound lines. The present boat
service of the New Haven he described
as "100 per cent perfect," and declared
that divorcement would mean service
that would be "unstable."
WAR ORDER STIRS CUBA
CIgarmakers Alarmed by British Or
der Against Imports.
HAVANA. Feb. 18. The British proc
lamation prohibiting, after March 1,
except under Board of Trade license.
Importation of manufactured and un
manufactured tobacco, including cigars
and cigarettes, is causing much uneasi
ness in Havana. It is feared that it
wilt result in much distress among the
cigarmakers and a great loss to manu
facturers and planters. All the fac
tories are reducing their output and
Should the appeal of the Cuban
Minister in London for the British gov
ernment to exempt from the operation
of the decree contracts for cigars al
ready made result in failure, many
factories would shut down, throwing
out of employment . upwards of 5000
cigarmakers. for whom, government aid
would be oegssaxy, -
Persons Who Do Not Know What to
Do When They Miss Train Likely
to Be Held on Suspicion of
Mental Deficiency. '
NEW YORK, Feb. 18. Each of the
E52 police lieutenants of this city was
today supplied by Dr. Louis Blsch, of
Columbia University, official physiolo
gist of the police dapartment, with a
list of questions to be propounded to
persons taken in custody on suspicion
of being mentally defective. Black
boards also were given to the lieuten
ants, with form board tests and Mi
simple problems to be submitted for so
lutlon by suspects.
"What ought one to do when one has
missed a train?" is one of the questions
to be asked. "What ought one to do
when one has been struck with some
thing by someone who did not do it on
purpose?" is another. Descriptions of
books, tables and horses, as well as an
explanation of the differences between
wood and glass, paper and cloth, flies
and butterflies also will be asked.
The suspect will then be required to
count backwards from 20 to 1, making
up a statement using the words "New
York," "money" and "river," with other
words that may be necessary to form
a complete thought, and give three
words that rhyme with "day," "Sprin,
AH must be answered satisfactorily
or the subject will be sent to Dr. Bisch
for further examination.
Dr. Bisch believes that the new plan
will greatly increase his supply of
FRENCH MINISTRY WINS
SOCIALISTS DEFEATED IN ATTACK
ON WAR POLICY.
Premier Stands by Refusal to Discuss
Issue Publicly and Is Sus
. talned by Deputies.
PAJUS, Feb. 18. The Ministry or
Aristlde Briand was triumphant in the
Chamber of Deputies today over the
extreme Socialists and the radical So
cialists, who, after long preparation,
sought to overthrow the government
on the question whether it was not
delegating too much authority to the
The proposed attack on the Ministry
has been common talk in Parliamen
tary quarters for a month past. It was
based more on political rivalries than
on real differences over 'the conduct of
the war. M. Briand met his opponents
by declining resolutely to have their
interpellation discussed in the Cham
ber and demanded a vote of confidence
in the government. This was given,
394 to 169.
Not all those voting against post
ponement of M. Ferry's resolution may
be considered as opposed to the Minis
try. Rather they believe that it is
better to discuss questions of policy
publicly at all times.
AUDITORIUM BIDS ARE LOW
(Continued From First Page.)
in addition to the main general plan.
This was done to assure the buildings
cost coming within the amount of
money available. The specifications
omitted considerable ornamentation
which could be left out. and the gen
eral bid was on the structure so modi-
fled. Then the bidders were asked to
submit figures on items of additions in
ornamentation or materials.
The bids demonstrate that the city
can put everytning into tne Dunning
that was provided for in the original
design as prepared by Friedlander &
Seymour," architects. No ornamentation
need be left out, and the best o ma-
riala may. be used and the cost still
SAXiE OF NIGHT GO WHS
Neatly and Attractively Trimmed Garments Shown in All
Popular Styles. All Well Made and of Fine Materials.
3 Lots to Select From as Shown in Our Third-Street Window
For Lines Regu
larly Sold to 85c
Lot 3, AQ
For Lines Regu
larly Sold to $1.35
y of Muslin Gowns
Lot 2, Q
For Lines Regu
larly Sold to $1
Manv women like to renew their supp
about this time of the year, that they may have a generous
supply for the coming seasons. Here is an exceptional oppor
tunity to do so at a splendid saving. The showing includes
all popular styles, neatly and attractively trimmed with laces,
embroideries, tucks, ribbons; all are well made, of fine mate
rials. Come look at these garments; then go and see what
other stores offer at like prices. We know you will be back
and purchase here. Reg. values 85c to $1.35, and t -i (q
in this sale you have choice at 53, 69 and P l.wU
Sale Negligee Shirts
Ferguson & McKinney Guaranteed 75c Shirt
Through a special price concession w-e were
prompted to purchase a splendid lot of Men's
Negligee Shirts and at this sale we turn them
over to our patrons and store friends at the
biV saviner. Thev are made of excellent
wearing materials, guaranteed not to fade
and to wear to your satisfaction. They come
in styles with military or regular turn-down
collar and in all sizes in plain blue chambray,
or in light or dark stripes. A Ferguson &
McKinney Guaranteed 75c Shirt, on a q
NEW SPRING STYLES
59c, 85c, $1.25, $1.50 and $1.75
An unsurpassed showing of the new
season's styles in plaids, stripes and
plain colors. The materials are
Amoskeag ginghams, chambray and
Anderson's Scotch ginghams. All are
extra well made and neatly finished
and trimmed. All sizes, from 6 to
14 years. Moderately priced at 590
Ribbons 25c a Yard
Novelty and staple Hair
Bow Ribbons in all the most
popular Spring colors. Nar
row Gros Grain and Georg
ette Hat Ribbons in the new
Spring shades of old rose,
blues, greens, purples, black,
white, etc., specially ofi
nrippH flt CJv
M V . J 1 1 I
kept well within bounds or tne
Bids Jot iioBc.
By adding, all the alternate PJvj-
sions to the bid 01 : r
tender is stlli ny iar
mitted. Following IS a
the bids as opened:
Bids for General Contract.
Sound Construction and Engineering
Company, Incorporated. t 0;jo
Bingham & sneney ----- ..M 000
Kravmn cuKiiicciiiin , a ato
Boyajol-.n-Arnold Company ..... 'Mnno
Dinwiddle uonBiruuimu ,
Olson & Johnson Company.. 42s 400
Prlberg. McLennan Company S74 4ft0
Pearson Construction Company oTBOOO
Robert Wakefield ai7'inn
Bids for numbing Contract.
Ktisniient na ' ti
1-; 1 nn. A H . inc.
i llllllo.u v . . AOTI
Appling Griggs Company ai 660
J F snea Soha
Sturses & Sturges.. y.....---- Sft'sOO
Fox & Co ' - ftoft
ri..mhinff rnmnanv dd,UU
Alas rvs, nuuiuiuB
The bids were all referred to wmie
house & Fouilhoux, architects. lor u
...! Hfi. H'rvlll 1 nOllX HB1U
pected 'to be' able to refer them back
to the Council next weaneou,
award of the contract.
in the raid made upon the Japanese
bootlegging establishment in this city
last Saturday night.
Medals for Would-Be Heroes
Proposed in Congress.
Prise Freak. Bill Also Has Clause to
Pension Aspirants to Bender Ultra-Patriotic
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Feb. IS. The prize freak
bill of the present Congress is. one in-
kf T?pTresentatlve Jvent, 01
California, "for the encouragement and
relief of might-have-been heroes,
wwu w hill of itself, is a Joke, it
effort on the part of its
author to accomplish by ridicule wnat
he could not accomplish Dy oui-aau-uui.
Recently the nouse passeo. a.
ting an "Army and wavy mean ui
i hnil" nrovldine- tor special re
wards for soldiers ana sailors wno uio
.!,, ih thomselves conspicuously by
gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of
their lives, anove ana ueyuuu
of dutv. Mr. Kent aoes not oeiieve in
that bill, hence his own measure.
Thfl Kent bin provides;
T-....a. it Ik necessary to recognize such
heroism that goes beyona tne can m uu.....
even In time of peace, to cause tne exni-
bition of sucn nerouiin. m u . .
to. . . . m he
Be it enaciea. iui on ... ----
j C-.-..1. rt wili-HIca aspirations who
. i nMventfil from exhibiting their
heroic patriotum and enjoying the emolu
ments thereol. inducing mo """""S " "-it-
k notion of mollycoddles no
have prevented war, shall be examined os
u .itrrt xfiinxfArbers- and Theo-
dore Roosevelt, and that in consideration of
services that thty might have performed It
given opportunity under the ennobling con
ditions of modern war, that they should be
granted medals ot nonor lor i
Uve patriotism that they might have ex
hibited which might have gone beyond the
call of duty. If not prevented irom eucn ex
hibition by tne mouytuuu. ..,-..
Section 2. mat ou 01 iuu..cjo
1 ..nprnlTatRQ. SUCn nilKlll-"Bl'-u
heroes sall receive a pension of S25 a"10""
from and alter u i.'s ' ----
until the time (to be guessed at by sa d
sychologlsts) wnen duj
eservation 01 p v -' ,
lght have lived or perished gloriously In
the super-heroic excess 01 uh-wu
Liquor at Dallas Is Destroyed.
nAT.ruiS. Or.. Feb. 18. (Special.)
In view of about 100 interested specta
tors. Sheriff John Orr, with assistants,
yesterday publicly destroyed the 144
quarts of "squirrel whisky' confiscated
Indigestion. One package
proves it. 25c at all druggists.
GOVERNOR PARD0IIS TWO
G. M. Gulbrandscn Freed and Citi
zenship Restored to J. II. Wrlght.
SALEil, Or., Feb. IS. (Special.)
Governor Withycombe today granted a
conditional pardon to George M. Gul
bra'ndsen. who was serving an Inde
terminate sentence In the Penltontliit y
of from six months to ten years for
assault with a dungerous weapon. The
pardon was issued at th! request of
the Federal authorities, who will de
port Gulhrandnen. Ho lias been In the
penitentiary since last July, having
been convicted in Multnomah County.
To John H. Wright tlio executive
zranted a full pardon, and restored
him to citizenship. Wrlcht, who was
serving a sentence of one to five years
for obtaining money by false pre
tenses, was paroled two years ago.
was from Coos County.
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