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THE MORNING OREGOXIAN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1917.
HOUSE VOTES FOR
Appropriations Expected to
Be Available for Begin
ning on July 1.
STATES MUST CONTRIBUTE
tJoth Industrial anad Agricultural
Trades to Be Benefited Teach
ers' Salaries Appropria
tion Grows Progressively.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. Congres
sional approval of Federal co-operation
in vocational education, a step advo
cated by labor leaders and educators
and recommended by President Wilson
in his address at the opening- of the
present session, was given today when
the House passed the Hughes bill,
similar to a. measure passed by the
Senate at the last session, appropriat
ing funds for the training and employ
ment of teachers in state schools to
help prepare boys and girls for use
Some differences between the Senate
and House measures remain to be ad
justed in conference, but Congressional
leaders believe they can be disposed of.
The first appropriations will be avail
able July 1 next, the effective date
stipulated in the House bill. The
amount appropriated for the first year
ix $1. 700,000 and a Rieater fund is au
thorized for each succeeding year until
an annual total of J7. 200,000 is reached
nine years hence.
States Must Provide Equal Amounts.
Administration of the system would
be under a board created by the bill
and in order to participate in the dis
tribution each state must appropriate
an amount equal to the Federal allot
ment to it and must create a state
board to co-operate with the Federal
officials in co-ordinating the work. No
teacher employed under the act would
be placed in any school not under
public control or which does not pro
vide classes both day and evening. The
instruction offered would be only for
persons more than 14 years old.
Of the initial appropriation $500,000
would be used for salaries of teachers
of agricultural trades distributed to the
states according to their rural popula
tion; $500,000 for the salaries of teach
rrs of industrial trades, distributed to
urban population; $500,000 for training
teachers of these two classes, and
$200,000 to pay the salaries and ex
penses of the administering board.
Teachers' Find Progressive.
The teachers' salary appropriation
would be increased $250,000 annually
for each class until In 1924-25 the an
nual fund would be $3,000,000 for em
nloyment of agricultural instructors
and a like amount for industrial in
etructors. The fund for training teach
ers would reach its maximum of $1,
000.000 in 1919-20 and the $200,000 an
nual appropriation for the governing
board would remain stationary.
The only Important difference be
tween the Senate and House bills
relates to composition of. the Federal
board to administer the system. The
Senate measure proposes a board of
Cabinet officers with an advisory board
of specialists. The House bill provides
for administration by the Commissioner
of Education and four associates ap
pointed by the President and receiving
$a000 each annually.
was driven away by friends in an au
tomobile about 4 o'clock this morning.
YOT7TH ItESEMBIiES EVELYN
Thaw's Accuser Said to Be of Effem
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Jan. 9. (Spe
cial.) Frederick B. Gump. Jr., a grad
uate of Long Beach High School of the
class of 1916, is 19 years old. He at
tended Long Beach High Schopl for two
years, while living with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Gump. While
attending school here he took a special
course in mathematics and engineering,
preparatory to entering a technical
Young Gump's grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. A. Gump, who reside at 427
Cherry avenue, who knew nothing of
the escapade of their grandson until
reading the papers tonight, express the
belief that Frederick was lured to New
York by Harry Thaw through promises
by the latter to finance the furthering
of the youth's education. It is said that
Thaw agreed to send the high school
graduate through the Carnegie Poly
technic Institute, a school the youth
had often expressed a desire to enter.
Harry Thaw met Frederick Gump
in the surf during Thaw's visit here
18 months ago. He extended the ac-;
quaintanceship by frequenting a soft
drink parlor where young Gump was
employed. Thaw evidently took a
fancy" to the youth, who is a dark,
clean-cut appearing boy.
Just after Thaw left Long Beach for
the East,' promising to send for Fred
erick later, the youth Joined the Balboa
Moving Picture Company, of this city,
and took a small part in the serial,
"The nGrip at Evil."
Frederick Gump, Sr.. was a trunk
manufacturer of Long Beach, who left
for Kansas City last July. Frederick,
Jr., joined his father in September, and
what occurred after was not known by
his grandparents in this city until the
news dispatches of today were read.
The Gump boy is said by those wno
knew him in the "Grip of Evil" film
play to have been finely formed, almost
effeminate in type, and to have singu
larly resembled Evelyn Nesbit in fea
tures. His large, expressive eyes and
dark brown hair made him a most
PARENTS ARE IX KANSAS CITY
Gamps Take Tip Residence Near Ex
KANSAS CITY, Jan. 9. Mr. and Mrs.
Frederick Gump, parents of the boy
mentioned in connection with the in
dictment of Harry K. Thaw, in New
York, took up their residence here to
day near an exclusive South Side sec
tion. Mr. Gump formerly conducted a trunk
factory in Kansas City. He left here
for Long Beach, Cal., about two years
ago, after having closed out his business.
Federal Attorney Leaves by
Side Door After Bitter At
tack on Crowley.
CASE DECLARED EPOCHAL
Countenancinz of Unneutral Acts
Held to Iiay Country Open to
Hostile Attach: by nations
Who Slay Be Aggrieved.
UTILITIES PROFIT LESS
COMMISSION MERELY ASKED FOR
CHARGE IX REPORT DATES.
Complaints Against Companies Also
Are Fewer, but Tariffs Are In
creased by Hundreds.
HARRY THAW IS INDICTED
(Continued From First Page.)
railroad station here today as he was
about to leave the city. He was held
pending requisition from the New York
While admitting, according to the de
tectives, that he is acquainted with
Thaw and that he had been with the
Pttsburger in this city until last night,
the prisoner denied that he is O'By.nes
cr is the man wanted in New York.
He declared lie had absolutely no
kno'wledge of the charges upon which
he wae taken into custody and said
that he had been with Thaw only as a
friend. He said his name was Oliver
Brower, that he was a Pittsburg sales
man, and that he had known Thaw for
Barney Flood, the New York de
tective who assisted in making the ar
rest, however, said tonight that the
description he had of O'Byrnes fits the
prisoner in all details and that he is
convinced he Is the man wanted. In
support of this belief Flood said the
police had found in the prisoner's pock
et a telegram dated December 23 from
the authorities of Long Beach, Cal., re
plying to a message alleged to nave
been sent by Thaw seeking informa
tion as to the whereabouts of the
Both his attorney and a private de
tective, who eald he had been engaged
to act as a private bodyguard for the
Pittsburger while he was here, said
Thaw had left the city last night for
Washington and that he intended to
leave the capital tonight for Pittsburg.
Efforts to find him here so far have
Fred Gump, Jr., who arrived here to
night accompanied by a detective and
a representative of the New York Dis
trict Attorney, could not positively
identify Brower as the man alleged to
be implicated with Thaw in the as
The prisoner was arraigned in the
right court and held under $1200 bail
for a further hearing next Friday.
In Brower's possession when he was
arrested, the detectives say, they found
letters addressed to Thaw from boys
asking for positions.
After further investigation the de
tectives said tonight Thaw had re-
mained at a hotel here last night and
Use Cocoanut Oil
for Washing Hair
If you want to keep your hair in good
condition be careful what you. wash it
Most soaps and prepared shampoos
contain too much alkali. This dries
the scalp, makes the hair brittle, and Is
very harmful. Just plain mulelfied
cocoanut oil (which is pure and entirely
greaseless) Is much better than the
most expensive soap or anything else
you can use for Bhampoolng, as thi
can't possibly injure the hair.
Simply moisten your hair with water
and rub it in. One or two teasooonfule
will make an abundance of rich, creamy
lather, and cleanses the hair and scalp
thoroughly, xne latner rinses out
easily, and removes every particle of
dust, dirt, dandruff and excessive oil.
The hair dries quickly and evenly, and
it leaves it fine and silky, bright, fluffy
and easy to manage.
You can get mulsifled cocoanut oil at
most any drug store. It is very cheap,
and a few ounces is enough to last
everyone in the family for months.
SALEM, Or., Jan. 9. (Special.)
"The Interstate Commerce Commission
having changed the time for filing the
annual reports of carriers under their
Jurisdiction, making the fiscal year to
correspond with the calendar year, for
the sake of uniformity, we recommend
that the railroad and public utility acts
of this state be amended so as to make
the fiscal year as provided therein for
public utilities and railroads operating
within the state to correspond with the
"We further recommend that the
date of filing the annual report of this
commission to the Governor be made
as of June 30."
This is all the legislation recom
mended by the Public Service Commis
sion in its report, which was trans
mitted to the Governor today.
"The report shows considerable loss
In the net operating revenues of rail
roads in the state from 1914 to 1916.
The net revenues for 1914 were J6.901,-
04; tor 1315, Jo, 675, 796: for 1916. $5.-
329,594. these figures being for the
fiscal sear which ended on June 30.
The net operating revenues for public
utilities in their various classes for
the past year follow: Electric, J2.207,
101; gas, J776.006; telegraph, $10,061
telephone. $762,556; water $148,944.
Taxes paid by these utilities aggregate
as follows: Electric, $357; gas, $122
582: telegraph. $10,276; telephone, $147
912; water $24,885. These utilities do
not include street railways.
The report shows that 400 freight
and express tariffs were filed during
the year, that 535 passenger and 44
utility tariffs were filed, besides sup
plements much more numerous. All
told, the tariff file now embraces 6445
freight and express tariffs and 5361
passenger and sleeping; car tariffs and
626 utility schedules.
xne total number or formal com
plaints filed was 92 compared with 130
In 1915; 72 of the new matters were
in railroad division and 20 were utility
matters. New Informal railroad com
plaints number 242 as against 263 in
1915, while informal utility complaints
decreased from 204 In 1915 to 165 in
1916. The commission handled, how
ever, 2o9 Informal railroad matters.
SEEK EARLY APPROPRIATIONS
Senate Resolutions Provide for Re
port by 30th Day of Session.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or.. Jan. 9
(Special.) The Senate resolutions
committee tonight decided to reDort
lavorabjy on a resolution by Dimick
providing thatthe ways and means
committee have on the desks of the
members by the 30th day of the
session all the general appropriation
oiiis ready ror consideration. Senator
Wood, of the ways and means com
mittee, appeared before the resolutions
committee and declared himself favor
able to the plan.
This attitude indicates that every ef
fort will be made to get the appropria
tions before the Legislature in suffi
cient time for general discussion by
both, houses. In the past it has been
the custom to delay preparing and in
troducing these bills until the last min
ute, and they have been crowded
through many times on the closing
night of 'the session.
Members of ways and means commit
tees in both houses say a thorough
probe will be made of all Institutions,
but they plan to speed up the exam
inations as rapidly as possible to fur
nish plenty of time for dissecting the
bills after they have left committee.
. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9. Trial of
Franz Bopp, German Consul-General,
and four aides for conspiracy to dyna
mite entente munition ships and trains
closed here late today in the United
States District Court, save for Judge
William H. Hunt's charge to the Jury,
which will be delivered tomorrow.
John W. Preston. United States Dis
trict Attorney, left the courtroom by
a side door and was escorted to his
car by deputy marshals on the advice
of friends and court attaches, after a
bitter attack on the orlvate life of I
Charles C. Crowlev. chief war-time
secret asrent of the German Consul-
General and a defendant.
Case Held Momentous.
"This Is the most imtJortant case in
the history of the civil life of this
Nation." declared the prosecutor in his
summing up. after he had branded as
"false and slanderous" statements of
the defense that agents of the British
government were behind it.
"Potentialities of this conspiracy
had within them not only murder and
destruction, but the conspiracy had for
its object the weakening of American
Institutions if not their very destruc
tion. "If the Government of the United
States should countenance the acts of
these defendants this case would not!
only render the name of America a I
hiss and a byword in the courts of
Europe, but it would directly and in
evitably lav this country open to hos
tile attack by aggrieved nations. This I
Jury will write a chapter In American I
Smith In Tay of British.
The defense admitted that Louis J.
Smith, star witness for the prosecu
tion, and Crowley were emijjoyed "as
consulate spies, but not for dynamiting
and charged that Smith was at the
time in the pay of British agents seek
ing to involve Crowley and tne con-
Kiilntp. 'hv leaving a trail of dynamite.
Judge Hunt has a power peculiar to
Federal courts that of instructing as
to facts. The defense asked the court
to Instruct that the explosion of a
bartre of dynamite in Seattle harbor I
had not been connected with the case.
GRAFT CHARGES PUSHED
HEAD OF CHICAGO RING SAIIJ TO
Police Lieutenant Reported Also to I
Have Told Story Chief Healey Said
to Be Responsible.
CHICAGO. Jan. 9. Thomas Costello. I
who, according to State's Attorney I
Hoyne, was the "directing genius of thel
system for exacting tribute from vl-1
clous resorts, gambling dens and from I
policemen who sought promotion," has
made a confession in connection with
the graft charges which led to thel
arrest of Chief of Police Healey and I
others. Hoyne announced tonight. Lieu
tenant Augustus Martin White also has I
confessed, Hoyne said.
According to Mr. Hoyne, Lieutenant I
White in his admission laid most of
the blame on Costello, and Costello,
according to Mr. Hoyne. said that Chief I
Healey was the person responsible fori
"Healey." said Mr. Hoyne, "has been
quoted as saying that he saw Costello!
two or three times in the last 10 years.
According to Costello's confession and I
reports of my detectives who have I
shadowed every move of the chief fori
months, they saw each other ' several I
times a week. Costello took the chief's!
share of the tribute to the latter'sl
home, and the chief called frequently
at Costello's pay-oft Joint.
"They have talked over the telephone!
every day. On one of Costello's trips!
to the chiefs home he was accompanied
by 'Mike the Pike' in a taxlcab. Wei
have the number of the cab and know I
Ashland Shrlners Named.
ASHLAND. Or., Jan. 9. (Special.)
W. E. Newcombe, potentate, and W. H. I
McNair. recorder, of Hillah Temple,
Mystic Shrine of this city, have been!
designated as representatives to thel
ceremonial of Al Kader Temple. Port
land. January 27. Efforts are also!
being made to include the Arab patrol.
20 strong, in the delegation, it being!
implied that the representation from
here will urge the claims of Portland!
as the place for holding the imperial
council in 1919.
Astoria Authorizes Bond Issue.
ASTORIA, Or., Jan. 9. (Special.) I
The city of Astoria has authorized the I
sale of $90,000 in municipal bonds to I
take un an Issue which will soon ma
ture. The new bonds are to bear inter
est at the rate of 5 per cent, 1 per cent
less than he former leBue.
Platinum Deposits Valuable.
ROSEBURG, Or.. Jan. 9. (Special.)
Finding encouraging signs daily of the
wealth In platinum deposits believed to
lie in the hidden ledge of rock recently
discovered on the place of W. F. Ker
nan, near Roseburg, the owner said to
day that he. already was preparing to
develop the property. Mr. Kernan said
he employed several experts to examine
the property and they gaye various
estimates on the platinum value rang
ing from $50 to $100 to the yard.
France Requisitions Alcohol.
PARIS, Jan. 9. All stocks of alcohol
above 100 hectoliters (2642 gallons)
have been requisitioned by the govern
Oregon Druggists Praise
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