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VOL. L.VI.--NO. 17,514.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
GETS RAPID START
VILLA'S DEFEAT AT
BEAN PROBABLY IS
TO BE REWARDED
11 DAYS' EXPOSURE
BUFFALO BILL TOLD
HIS DEATH IS NEAR
NEW PROJECTS GO
IN WATERWAYS BILL
GOVERNMENT AGENTS COJf
VLVCED OF VICTORY.
C. E. M'CCTtDY REACHES CTVTLI
SEVERAL- NORTHWEST DIPROTE
Both Houses Organize
BUSINESS NOW UNDER WAY
Gus C. Moser Heads Senate
and R. N. Stanfield House.
DRY ISSUE EARLY TO FORE
Joint. Memorial by Eddy of - Doug
las Urging Congress to Put Dis
trict of Columbia Dry la
Passed by Both Branches.
6 TATE CAPITOL. Salem, Or., Jan.
8. (Special.) The Oregon Legislature
Kot off to a flying start today.
In both Senate and House the X 5
Elding officers were elected, desk clerks
chosen and all details of organization
completed when adjournment was
taken this afternoon. Everything Is
now ready for the serious business of
More auspicious for a successful ses
sion even than this business-like expe
dition was the fact that there wajo't so
much as a ripple of inharmony.
All Runs Serenely. '
In the Senate Gus C. Moser, of Mult
nomah. was elected President, by
unanimous vote. All five of the Dem
ocratic Senators voted for him. and
two of them. Garland and Baldwin,
seconded his nomination.
In the House Robert N. Stanfield. of
Umatilla, was elected. Speaker without
a dissenting voice after, he had been
nominated by Louis z:. Bean, of Lane,
bis opponent for the position up to
Mr. Bean spoke highly of Mr. Stan
field in his nominating- address.. He
referred to him as "my close friend,'
and told the Representatives that "he
.deserves your vote, your confidence,
your good will and your hearty co.
- ..Continuing, Mr. Bean praised the leg
Illative record,., of Mr. .Stanfield. ..and
spoke warmly of his qualifications for
the high office of Speaker. This gen
erous tribute mtf.de a pronounced im
pression On the House. ' "
If any further act had been needed
than Mr. . Bean's withdrawal . Sunday
night as a candidate for Speaker, to
bury all animosity after the spirited
contest between them, Mr. Bean fur
nished it by his warm-hearted nomi
Good Feeling Abounds.
The nomination was seconded by
Mrs. Alexander Thompson, of Wasco,
a Democrat and the only woman mem
ber of either House. George C. Brownell,
of Clackamas, who for a time was also
a candidate for Speaker, was another
By the time the unanimous vote for
Mr. Stanfield was announced it seemed
as if all the members of the House
were old friends.
Although the House did not get quite
so far as the Senate on its first day,
there remains only for Speaker Stan
field to announce his committees to
put the two bodies on virtually the
same footing. Mr. Stanfield will give
out his committee list early tomor
In the Senate five bills were Intro
duced before final adqournment for the
day at 3 o'clock. The House adjourned
at 4:05 o'clock.
Before they adjourned, however, the
issue of prohibition had been put up
to both houses, and they had faced
the issue squarely.
"Dry" Memorial Passes. '
It came about through the Introduc
tion In the Senate, by Eddy, of Doug
las, of a Joint memorial petitioning
Congress to pass "a bill pending to
make the District of Columbia dry.
This memorial was brought to immedi
ate vote on suspension of the rules
after Senator Eddy had explained that
he desired its passage today because
the dry bill in question is to be con
sidered in the United States Senate to
morrow. With -this explanation of the
reason for rushing it through, not
Senator voted against it. There were
two absentees. Senators Bingham and
Olson, and 28 voted aye.
It had to wait In the House until the
organization was completed. The rules
were suspended and the question came
up promptly on its merits. D. C.
Lewis attempted to delay the proceed
Ings on the technical ground that the
House was not ready for business. Dr.
J. E. Anderson, leader of the "dry'
forces. Insisted on an Immediate roll
call and was supported by Speaker
Seven Oppose -Measure.
Mr. Lewis Insisted that he was not
opposed to the merits of the measure
and, to demonstrate his good faith,
moved Its adoption. ' But his position
on the Issue was brought? into question
again when he voted against It -on roll
call. The seven negative votes were:
Callan, Corbett, Kubli, Lewis, Mackay.
Schlmpff and Stott.
It is believed that this Is the maxi
mum "wet" strength In the House, and
It Is probable that most of this group
of seven will vote favorably when the
"bone-dry" bill comes up. The text of
the Joint memorial was telegraphed to
Washington, D. C, tonight.
Two more joint memorials, one ask
ing Congress for a National prohibition
law, the other asking Congress to bar
liquor advertising from the malls, will
be presented later by Fenatt- Eddy.
Bandit Leader and Staff Flee to State
of Durango General Murguia
Recaptures Trains. .
EL PASO, Tex., Jan. - 8. Carranza
forces now occupy . Jimenez, Santa
Rosalia and Parral. while Franisco
Villa and his staff have fled to . the
state of Durango over the branch rail
road from Parral to EI Oro.
Government . agents here who have
been loath to accept the Carranza re
ports of the victory over """Villa, at
Jimenez, Friday, and of Villa's reported
retreat to Parral, finally admitted to
day the battle of Jimenez ended In a
complete repulse of the Villa forces and
one high Government official said he
had information which led him to be
lieve the Government forces had won
"a sweeping victory over Villa."
General Jose Carlos Murguia, com
mander of the Juarez garrison, received
a message " from his brother. General
Francisco Murguia, dated 9 A. M. today
at the military headquarters in Parral.
This message confirmed the occupation
of Parral by the de facto forces Sun
day. The recapture of nine locomo
tives, 100 freight cars, a- number of
Pullman cars and other equipment, was
also confirmed in this message.
OFFICIALS ARE LOCKED OUT
Halfway City Attorney, Absent and
Old Regime Must Remain.
BAKER, Or, Jan. 8. (Special.)
Until City Attorney C. J. Shelton re
turns to Halfway with the. key to his
office, where are kept the city books,
Qalfway will have to get along with
its old officials, due to leave office
last Thursday. Meanwhile a brand
new set of officials is anxiously wait
ing to get into harness.. The inaugura
tion was set for last Thursday and the
newly elected officials were all ready
to take office but Mr.- Shelton had left
a few days before on a business trip,
intending to get back Thursday, and
had not returned.
The Inauguration was postponed and
will be held as soon as the man with
the key-gets back. . . .
T. A. M'BRIDE CHIEF JUSTICE
Wallace . McCamant, of . Portland,
Becomes " Associate Justice.
SALEM, Or., Jan.' 8. (Special.)
Thomas A. McBride, Associate Justice
of the Supreme Court, today became
Chief Justice of that tribunal, and Wal
lace McCamant, Portland attorney, be
came Associate Justice.
The changes were caused by; the
resignation of Robert Eakin as Asso
ciate Justice. His resignation, sub
mitted several days ago to the Gover
nor, became effective today. Justice
Eakin would have become Chief 'Jus
tice today, but ill health compelled him
to relinquish his duties on .the bench.
GERMAN RATIONS SHORTER
Frankfurter Zeltung Reports Furth
er Food Restrictions.
AMSTERDAM, via London, Jan. 8.
The Frankfurter Zeltung: says Germany
is now almost entirely dependent on
her own resources for milk and butter,
while home-made cheese has almost en-
tlrely disappeared from the market.
The Cologne Gazette reports further
restrictions on potatoes in the Dussel-
dorf district, the weekly ration having
been fixed at -three pounds, with four
pounds of kohlrabi. The Essen . mu
nicipality, has protested against the re
duction in the weekly potato ration to
BELGIANS WORK IN POLAND
Dutch Correspondent Learns That
AMSTERDAM, via London, Jan. 8. A
correspondent on the Belgian front
writing to the Telegraff says he learns
Belgians deported from- the neighbor
hood of Charlerol have been sent to oc.
cupled parts of Poland to perform com
Owing to protests, the correspondent
says, the Germans here and there are
sending back some of the deported
Belgians, but from several towns they
continue to remove citizens of all
CORPSE DECEIVES GUARDS
Mexican Customs Formalities Evad
ed by "Wit of Guide.
EL PASO, Jan. 8. Mrs. Carrie Haupt,
wife of an EI Paso engineer, dropped
dead last night while sight-seeing on
the main street of Juarez with her
daughter. Miss Ruth Haupt. '
A Mexican guide placed the body in
an automobile in a position to indicate
life and drove past Mexican customs
and immigration guards unchallenged.
Usually It requires several days and
much negotiating to bring a body out
LABOR OPPOSES TRAINING
Chicago Federation Against Drill In
CHICAGO. Jan. 8. Resolutions pro
testing against the proposed military
training of pupils In the public schools
of Chicago were announced today by
the Chicago Federation of Labor.
It was charged the schoolboys would
be trained in the use of arms "for the
purpose of turning them against or
ganized labor during strikes."
Speaker Is to Select
KUBLI WILL HEAD FINANCES
Anderson, Father of Dry Law,
to Direct Liquor Bill.
STOTT IS ON JUDICIARY
Bclland of-. Clatsop Scheduled for
Chairmanship of Fisheries and
Forestry Goes to Fuller.
Xiangaard Gets Roads.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or., Jan. .
(Special.) Speaker Stanfield prob
ably will appoint his committees" to
morrow so that the House can proceed
properly with Its business. It ir under
stood that the Speaker virtvally had
his committee lists complete, a few
days ago, but that the withdrawal of
Louis E. Bean from the Speakership
race' on Sunday night caused him to
make some revisions.
While Bean's withdrawal came clean.
without any strings tied to it, Stan
field is expected to saow his apprecia
tion by giving Bean, and some of his
principal supporters a number of
Kubll to Get Finances.
Kubli, of Multnomah, is pretty sure
to be chairman of the ways and means
committee and also .will be a raemoer
of the printing committee. Clark, of
Gilliam, will have a place on the ways
and means committee.
Anderson, floor leader for the dry
forces, doubtless will be chairman of
the committee, on alcoholic traffic
Others on this committee will be Laf
ferty of Benton, Bean of Lane, and
probably Elmore of Linn, all of whom
are pronounced drys. Lewis of " Mult
nomah, who has been voting with the
wets, may be- a member."
Stott to Be on Judiciary.
Stott of Multnomah, is expected to
bead the Important Judiciary committee
and Forbes of Deschutes, the revision
of laws. Bean also will have a place
on one of these committees.
Laurgaard of Multnomah, or Schlmpff
of Clatsop, will be chairman of roads
and highways. . Gore of Douglas and
Jackson, "will be a member of this com
Belland of Clatsop, is said to be
slated for the chairmanship of the fish
committee, with Thomas of Jackson,
as one of the members.
Fuller of Lincoln and Polk and Straf-
rin of Polk are in line for the chairman
ships of the forestry and the military
affairs committees, respectively.
- Callan Also Placed.
If Laurgaard is not made chairman
of the roads committee it Is probable
that he will head the Irrigation com-
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CONGRESS WONDER JUST
Three Days Passed Without Food or
Tobacco on Cross-Country Trip
From Mud Lake to Eugene.
EUGENE, Or.. Jan. 8. (Special.) On
the day. the United States forest service
in the Cascades planned to Inaugurate
search for C. E. McCurdy, who. left
Mud Lake, In Crook County, two weeks
ago, he staggered into the little settle
ment -at Foley Springs, suffering from
the effects of exposure and with his
clothing virtually torn from his body
as a -result of his struggle in making
his way through brush and over rim-
rock while crossing the mountains by
a route which is not marked by trail
and which Is never known to have been
used even during the Summer months.
Mr. McCurdy, . who . is a trapper and
hunter, planned to spend New Tear's
day with his wife at Vancouver, B. C.
He notified her that he -Would make
the. trip across country as far as Eu
gene. When he failed to arrive In Van
couver, she appealed to the United
States forest service . and Supervisor
Clyde R. Seitz made plans to send out
The missing man had been 11 days
on the road. Most of the time he spent
making his- way down Horse Creek
canyon on snowshoes. He said that
at one point It took him two hours to
get across a point of rimrock. a' dis
tance of 30 yards. For three days he
was without food or tobacco. He left
Eugene for Vancouver this morning.
$5 OFFERED FOR HUSBAND
Kentucky Belle Wants Baker Mayor
to Help Her In Quest.
BAKER, Or.. Jan. 8. (Special.)
Mayor C. L. Palmer has a chance to
make $5 easily. All he has to do is
to get a husband for a young woman in
Kentucky, who lays she Is willing to
marry any good man in Baker, so
anxious is she to get to live in this
- She gives her age as 20. says she
has black eyes, black hair and Is will
lng to work. She offers the mayor a
fee of 85 If he helps her. The Mayor
annojneed his chance to make 85 today,
but said he would be willing to divide
the money with the man who wins the
young Kentuckian's hand.
The Mayor says the offer is bona
ENGLAND FIXES FOOD COSTj.and win" an gone. ThTen T Tot
- " : far away."
Wheat 60 Shillings per 504 Pounds,
While Potato Prices Vary.
LONDON, Jan. 8. Baron Devonport,
the food controller, has fixed the fol
lowing prices which home growers
may charge for their 1017 crops:
Wheat, 60 shillings per 604 pounds:
oats, 38 shillings 6 - pence per 336
pounds; potatoes, . a varying price of
115 to 130 shillings a ton.
KING GETS BREAD CARD
Constantine Applies in Due Form as
Head of Family. '
. . ;
ATHENS, via London, Jan. 8. King
Constantine has applied for and re
ceived the regular bread card which Is
issued to all heads of families.
HOW FAR THE PESKY CRITTER
Plainsman Insists on
EARTHLY AFFAIRS ARRANGED
Physician Commends Patient
to Higher Power.
TELEGRAMS POURING IN
Sympathy Expressed by Men All
Over Country Many Boys Write
and Typical American Youth
Cheers Dying . Man.
DENVER, Jan. 8. Colonel William F.
Cody ("Buffalo Bill") Is dying In
Denver tonight. facing death in
the same manner that he has faced
it many a time on the plains of the
West In conflicts that made him
The "greatest plainsman the West
ever knew," heard the warning words
of the approach of the end of his life
today from Dr. J. H. East, his physician
and friend. Colonel Cody had summoned
the physician to the home of his sister
where he is spending his last hours.
When Dr. East walked into his room.
Colonel Cody said:
"Sit down, doctor, there is something
I want to ask you. I want you to
answer me honestly. What are my
Dr. East turned to the scout.
Physician Is Candid.
"There is a time. Colonel," said he,
"when every honest physician must
commend his patient to a higher
Colonel Cody's head sank.
"How longT" he asked simply.
"I can answer that." said the physi
cian, "only by telling you your life is
like the hour glass. The sand is slip-
Colonel Cody turned to his sister,
Mrs. Ma Decker.
"May." said he. "let the Elks and
Masons take charge of the funeral."
Then the man-who made history in
the West, wheh it was young, began
methodically to arrange his affairs.
Death Kxpected Within .t Hoars.
Dr. East tonight said death would
come within 36 hours.
Hundreds of telegrams of sympathy
from men of prominence all over the
country came today. Many boys from
different parts of the United States
wrote to him.
"Won't you please send me the story
of your life and all your pictures, so I
can be a scout like Buffalo Bill?" one
youngster wrote The letter was fceJten
to Colonel Cody.
"He is a typical American youth,"
said the Colonel as his face lighted
with a smile of happiness.
CAN SHOOT ITS QUILLS?
n n - ' " : Q
President Wilson Approves Measure
in General Way, but Wants
WASHINGTON. Jan. 8 More than a
dozen new projects were added to the
list already adopted by the House riv
ers and harbors committee today as
the work continued on Its omnibus ap
propriation bill soon to be reported.
They Include Anacortcs Harbor. Wash
ington. 836,000 complete: Skagit River,
Washington, $30,000 complete; Grays
Harbor bar. Washington. S85.000. a to
tal of 1785,000; Columbia River at
Cathlamet, Wash- 86000 complete: Lake
Washington ship canal, Washington,
$200,000. total $657,000; and Kalihl Har
bor. Hawaii, $100,000; total. $439,000.
President Wilson, who has approved
tn a general way the proposed bill so
far as Its appropriations for existing
projects are concerned, reiterated to
callers today his desire to see added
an amendment designed to co-ordinate
He said that only by carrying out
such' a" plan could river and harbor
appropriations be free from the etigma
of "pork-barrel legislation."
"DRUGLESS" LAW UPHELD
California Supreme Court Ruling
Leaves It In Full Effect.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 8. Without de
ciding constitutional questions, the
Supreme Court today affirmed refusal
of California Federal courts to enjoin
enforcement of California's medical
practice law requiring licensing of
"drugless" practitioners. The law ex
empts Christian Scientists. The ruling
leaves It in full force and operation.
- The court also dismissed an appeal
attacking validity of California's law
regulating practice of optometry and
requiring licensing of "drugless" opthal.
mologists, but exempting regularly 11
censed physicians and surgeons.
ELK EXHAUSTED IN SNOW
Animals Wander to Pilot Rock and
Are Easily Captured.
PENDLETON. Or.. Jan. 8. (Special.)
Word reached here today that seven
elk cows wandered down Birch Creek
almost to' Pilot Rock Saturday. One
of the animals which did reach Pilot
Rock was so exhausted that It was
captured easily. It lar thought they
were driven out of the mountains on
aacount of deep snow.
Sportsmen are attempting to secure
some protection to the elk from coyotes
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
. - The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 48
degree; minimum. 43 degrees.
TODAY'S Occasional rain; southerly winds.
- - Legislatures.
Oregon's 20th Legislature stnrts business
swiftly and harmoniously. Page 1.
Gua C. Moser la Senate President. Page 3.
Houre organises harmoniously with smooth
outlook forecast. Page o.
Idaho Legislature opens with dance. Page 4.
Mr. Bean probably will -be rewarded by
t-peaKer. age 1.
Olympla legislature urges Congress to favor
Katlunal prohibition. rat 4.
Villa badly defeated at Jimlnes. Page L
Disposition of Italians who blew up -war
ships is problem, page T.
Northwest projects go In rivers and harbors
bill. Page r.
Lawson says Cabinet member profited by
"leak." Page i.
Lansing describes preparation of peace note.
Webb-Kenyon law upheld by Supreme Court
Adamson law argued before Supreme Court.
Washington to inquire whether Gerard over
stepped bounds In olive branch epeeeh.
Marine officer has plan to abolish enlist
ments and end Army, caste. Page 7.
Immigration bill, amended to save Japan'
feelings, is passed. Page .i.
Tumulty makes full denial In "leak" Inves
tigation. Page S.
Physlrian tells Buffalo Kill death Is near.
Head of Chlcaro police and four others ar
rested ou graft charges. Page
Suicide of Bernard W. Lewis does not clear
up mystery of murder of model. Page 3.
Portland women play Ice tennis. Pace 14.
Coach Hunt to get 3O0O salary from Vash
lngton. Page 14.
Eugene gives big demonstration for victo
rlous Oregon team. page 14.
Club, basketball team to have good schedule.
Bill Kenworthy to play third base for
Browns. Page 14.
IlinoHtr stockholders in Oregon-Washington
phone company accuse ex-presiuent-
J. F. Wilson, not Mrs. Hanley. to cast Ore
gon's votes for Hughes. Page 0.
Trapper reaches civilization after 11 days
of exposure. rtga 1.
Eastern Clackamas favors -new county.
Lawmakers to conform with tax limit
amendment. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Flurry In all Pacific Coast barley markets.
Two dollar wheat at Chicago for first time
since Civil war. Page 1.
AH classes of livestock firm at North Port
lan.t yarJr. Page 13.
Orei-on. of Alaska-Pacific fleet, to be
launched In two weeks. Page IS.
Portland and Vicinity.
Engineer's report shows need for preparin
to handle grain in bulk, page In.
Willamette Company again refuses to deal
with labor leaders. Pate 9.
Commissioner Baker promises Auditorium
by June 1. Page a .
Taxlcab aone cards ready. Page 13.
Chinese post 5O0 reward for slayer of tailor.
Ballet Russe takes San Francisco by storm.
Old land suit reopened, charging Batdwt
Sheep at Land Company with fraud.
Each rate plan Is before lumbermen. Page 8.
Jackson Club holds enthusiastic banquet.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 16.
Financier, However, Re
fuses to Give Name.
"LEAK" INQUIRY IS STORMY
Committee Considers Citing
Witness for Contempt.
OPEN DEFIANCE IS SHOWN
Dostonian Ct.es Strong Lnmruarre
and Says lie Has Proved Ills
Case Tumnlty and Lansing
Deny Stock Market Deals.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 8. Through.
bewildering maze of intimations and
heated colloquies, which turned the
hearing into an uproar, the House rules
committee wrestled for several hours
today with Thomas W. Lawson. ol '
Boston, without obtaining any definite
information to substantiate the stories
of a "leak" to Wall street in advance
of . the President's peace note.
When the committee adjourned until
tomorrow, with Mr. Lawson's examina
tion uncompleted, a motion to cite him
before the bar of the Houi for con
tempt because he refused to give
names had been considered In execu
tive session and taken under advise
ment. Tumulty a Denial Emphatic
Earlier In the day Joseph P. Tumulty.
secretary to President Wilson, whose
name was mentioned by Representative
Wood In the rumors he laid before
the committee last week, appeared to
give emphatlo statement, indorsed by
the President, that he had no knowl
edge of the peace note before it was
given to the press.
He also denied the report repeated
by Representative Wood that Mr.
Tumulty and Bernard Baruch. a New
York Broker, had conferred In a New
York hotel a few days before the note
was made public Mr. Tumulty de
nounced the action of Representative
Wood in making public charges based
on a leter from an unidentified man.
and. declared from the witness stand.
looklnc Representative Wood in the
face, that he was still awaiting the
Ci jgressman's apology.
Laaslsg Tells History of Note.
Secretary Lansing, of the fcUate De
partment, also took the stand to assert
he had no knowledge of advance in
formation circulated regarding the
peace note. Secretary Lansing related
the physical history of the note, ho It
was prepared, through whose hands it
passed, and of his participation in it
preparation. He also told of a state
ment he had given in confidence to
newspapermen on the morning before
the note was made public. In which he
told them to expect a note at S o'clock
that afternoon for publication Thurs
day morning. He did not go into de
tails with the correspondents, he said,
but Hd say It was 'not a proposal for
peace nor an offer of mediation.
Stock Market Not Considered.
The Secretary further said ho had
not given the possible effect of the
note on the stock market the least
thought, but that he had enjoined se
crecy because of the courtesy due to
the foreign nations that the communi
cation should not be published here
before It had been received abroad.
When Representative Chiperflcld,
Republican, of Illinois, sought to in
terrogate Secretary Lansing regarding
his interpretations of the note on the
day following its publication, the Sec
retary said firmly that such question
ing was going Deyond the scope of the
Inquiry and was sustained by the com
mittee. The committee's troubles with Mr.
Lawson began soon after the finan
cier took the stand and grew Into a
noisy row, quieted only after Chair
man Henry had threatened to clear the
room of spectators and proceed in ex
ecutive session. '
Lswmi Itefuses Names,
After declaring he had evldenoc of a
leak and asserting he had information
from a member of Congress that a
Cabinet official had been a beneticiary.
Lawson flatly refused to give the
names to the committee. He announced
defiantly he would give no names, re
gardless of consequences and declared:
"You niay puni.sh me if you wish, but
I will not besmirch the names of men
in high position at this preliminary in
quiry; my only business here is to give
information that would warrant you
in ordering a full investigation. This
I think I have done."
Before this the witness had flown
Into a passion when questioned by Rep
resentative Chiperfield about his book.
Words, -Four Klnsher. Heard.
There were . heated exchanges, in
which the words 'four f lusher" could
be heard above the general din which
interrupted the record of the official
-Lawson, shaking his hand in Repre
sentative Chiperfield's face, asserted
that he knew his rights and would not
be bulldozed. He finally was pulled
into a chair by the chief clerk of the
House. The colloquy with Representa
tive Chiperfield and some of Lawson's
other remarks were expunged from the
The examination thea proceeded more
quietly. Mr. Lawson frequently asked
to be excused from answering ques
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