Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 11, 1917, Image 1

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    VOL. LVIXO. 17,516.
Women Flaunt Banners
at White House.
police Not to Interfere as Long
as Order Is Kept.
Mildly Militant
Signs Sujiiig,
Wliat Will
Workers Display
"Mr. President,
You Do For
' WASHINGTON. Jan. 10. Twelve
women with suffrage banners stood at
the main sates of the White House
(rounds today inaugurating what lead
ers of the" Congressional Union for
"Woman Suffrage call mildly militant
"silent picketing" to force their cause
upon President Wilson's attention.
"Pickets" were at the wo entrances
from 10 o'clock this ' morning until
dark, tired ones being relieved from
time to time, and tonight it was said
that other gates would be guarded to
morrow and daily until March 6, when
the suffragettes plan to bring their
campaign for a Federal amendment to
a close with a big parade.
Women Hold Banners.
The women, wearing, yellow, purple
and white ribbons across their chests,
stood three on either side of the gates,
over each of which was held a banner
inscribed, "Mr. President, What Will
Xou Do For Woman Suffrage?'
White House officials and the city
police made no effort to Interfere and
it was said that as long as the women
created no disorder no official atten
tion would be paid to them. The Presl-
dent himself passed the "pickets" only
once, and then was not recognized by
the women. Mm. Wilson passed In and
out several times.
Darkieu End Vlsrll.
Last Pew Months Bring Advances
to Hundreds of Thousands for
Skilled and Common Work.
CHICAGO, Jan. 10. (Special.) Hun
dreds of thousands of workers through
out the country found their pay , en
velopes of the laet few months Con
tained increases of from 10 to 100 per
cent, according to a survey which has
been made of the recent wage ad
vances. !
About 50,000 clothing- workers, most
of them in Chicago, received increases
of from 10 to 15 per cent. Imnj-edl-ately
manufacturers all over the coun
try followed suit. The great harvest
ing machinery companies granted, in
creases of 10 per cent in the wagets of
common labor, and the lumber :eoille
advanced common labor from $1.50 and
tl.75 to 2 and J2.G0 a day. Printaing
house employes numbering upwaril of
20,000 got a 12 per cent advance. .
Leather manufacturers in Chicago
granted increases of from 10 to 15 ; per
cent. More than 20,000 in and aro)and
Chicago benefited by these advances.
An average wage increase in ; the
manufacturing centers of Michigan of
about 13 per cent is reported in ' -the
survey. . f
Nearly all employes, with the excep
tion of office and clerical help. In
every Wisconsin industry profited! by
wage advances during the year. i
Minnesota reports general wage,- In
creases ranging from 5 to 20 per oent.
Skilled and common labor alike .has
been benefited by recent wage ' in
creases in Kentucky. '
Reply to "Ultimatum of Entente. Al
lies Is Delivered.
LONDON, Jan. 11 (Thursdirtfr).
Greece's reply accepting the tenuis of
the ultimatum of entente allies wo,s de
livered Wednesday evening, says Jteu
ter's Athens correspondent. ;
- PARIS, Jan. 10. A dispatch to) the
Havas agency from Athens sayes
"The crown council was hastily .sum'
moned today and the cabinet also is in
session. It is declared a concilia tory
tendency is prevailing and that a r eply
will be made to the entente ultimn turn
in due time."
Although 6 o'clock was the hour set I IilTermoro AIso Repays $2,000,000
for the end of the vigil, when darkness
fell the tired women gave up the task
at 6:So and marched back to headquar
ters with banners flying.
According to the union officials, the
number of pickets will be increased
from day to day. Various etates will
have charge of the work on different
days, it was said. Colleges, organiza
tions and professions also will be rep
The announced purpose of the pick
eting is to make it impossible for
President Wilson to enter .or leave the
White House without being confronted
with reminders of the suffrage cause.
President Too Early for Pickets.
L?re plc!ts . ea"d PITTSBURG SLEUTHS
. on All Charges.
Court Balances Testimony in
- Reviewing Case.
Judge Hunt Holds That Military
"Expedition" Would Require Sol
diers, but "Enterprise" Would
Be Effort to Harm Foe.
Men Employed by Telephone Com
pany, Wliose . Linemen and
Operators Are Out.
TOLEDO. O.. Jan. 10. Four rooms
in a downtown hotel where strike
breaking linemen In the employ of the
Ohio State Telephone Company are
housed were wrecked: by a. bomb tonight.
The clerk at the hotel said that the
room In which the explosion occurred
was occupied by C. C. Connors, . of
Cleveland, a marine engineer, whose
boat is tied up here for the Winter.
Connors was uninjured.- The bomb fell
Into the room below, which is occupied
by two strikebreakers, who were ab-
flcut l i me Time. iwo rooms on- mo
third floor and two directly beneath
them were wrecked Doors and win
dows were blown out.' Steam and wa
ter pipes were broken off and a. part
of the hotel was flooded.
Every available policeman In the city
Is working on the case.
The strike of linemen and operators
of the Ohio State Telephone Company
has been in effect two months.
of Debts Not Legally Liable F r.
NEW YORK, Jan. 10. Jesse L. Li-ier-
more, who made a fortune In cotton in
Wall street and later went into bank
ruptcy, has amassed another fortjune
in grain, cotton and "war brides," -and
paid off old debts of $2,000,000, although
he had been discharged from bank
ruptcy and was not legally liable to
his creditors, it became known, tonigrht.
In ' ascribing the "psychology of the
game Livermore said that confidence
in one's self is the first requisite to
Members of Thaw Household Deny
Knowing Where Harry Thaw Its.
Although groups of men and women
quickly gathered about the pickets.
they refused to enter into any conver
president Wilson returned to the
White House from the golf links and
smiled as his automobile passed
through a eate flanked by the "silent
sentinels," who made no demonstra
Six Comanche Indians from Okla
homa arrived at the White House while
the suffragists were on guard. They
stopped and viewed them with client
wonder. Miss Alice Paul, chairman of
the Congressional Union, brought the
oickets to the White. KmiBn on
Ployed them at their posts. She Ud DAYLIGHT SAVING PLANS ON
not remain on guard herself.
PITTSBURG. Pa Jan. 10. Respond
ing to a second request received lrom
the New York police. Captain of , De
tectives Archibald Mackrell late to
night detailed four men to attorns t to
locate Harry Thaw, but no clew which
might lead to his arrest was found.
The dectectives visited the T haw
home, where they were informed, he
was not there. Members of the ha use-
hold denied that they knew whero he
could be located.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 10. Franz
Bopp, German Consul-General here, and
four of his attaches or employes were
found guilty tonight by a jury in the
United States District Court of having
violated this country's neutrality.
"Guilty on all charges," announced
the foreman. A deep silence was upon
the room. All eyes were riveted on
Bopp to see how he "would receive the
Flask, Sigh and Shrug; Noted.
A crimson' flush was the Consul-
General's acknowledgment of the ver
dict that and a shrug of the shoulders
followed by a sigh and the remark to
Von Brlncken, "Well, at least it is
From the time the Jury retired until
they brought the, verdict into court less
than five hours had elapsed and two
hours of that was spent at dinner.
Shortly after retiring they asked for
some of the telegrams that had been
exhibits in the case. These exhibits
were left with the Marshal when the
Jury went to dinner, but were called
for on their return. The verdict was
reached about half an hour after they
got back from dinner.
Deliberations Kept Secret.
The members of the Jury would not
say how many ballots had been taken.
All inquiries as to what had gone on
in the jury room were met with the
statement that they had decided, not to
discuss the matter with anyone.
Consul-General Bopp said:
"In spite of the verdict I must still
maintain my innocence and we will
leave nothing undone in our efforts to
secure a reversal. I cannot say that
I am happy at the outcome, but I can
not say I am surprised.
Time Too Short, Is Statement.
Our case was very complicated and
we were allowed only, four and & half
hours in which to make our arguments.
That that was insufficient time is best
evidenced by the fact that it took
Judge Hunt four hours to deliver his
charge to the jury.
I believe also the outcome would
have been in our favor but for the long
and unusual charge of the judge and
particularly his Instructions to the jury
as to the facts. We will appeal, of
For Mrs. Annette A. Adams, Assistant
Secret Sounder Reveals Lobbyists
Hired Expert Telegrapher.
SALEM. Or, Jan. 10. (Special.)
Installation of a secret sounder on the
Instruments in the Capitol branches of
one of the telegraph companies here
has revealed that during the session
of 1915 certain lobbyists obtained
the services of an expert telegrapher,
whose sole duty was to remain in the
lobby of the rotunda and listen to mes
sages going over, the wires and trans
mit the information so gained to his
At least that is the charge made and
It Is asserted considerable complaint
developed from some members of the
Legislature that their inside tele
graphic Information was spreading
abroad and as a result the secret soun
der was Installed.
Joint Committees Lop
Off $6333 at Start
Salaries of' State Employes
Are Under Scrutiny.
Members, of Ways and Means Com
mittees -Agree That Expenses
of Legislature Will Be Re
duced by Six Per Cent.
Ft of Some Get Tired. - .
Tired feet caused some of the sent!
nels to leave their posus, but recruits
took their vacant places promptly. As
the day wore on they showed signs of
fatigue, -however. They held their ban
ncrs high at first, but after a few
hours all stood with the staffs upon
the sidewalks and. shifted from foot to
At intervals officers from Congred
sionai union headquarters walked In
front of the White House to inspect
the pickets. The suffragists said that
the guard would be maintained until
Derore inauguration, when a suffrage
parade is to be held here, and that the
number of women on duty around the
White House would be increased daily
until that time. They estimated that
by the time the President is inaugu
rated on March 5 several thousand suf
fragists will be patrolling the White
Five Thousand Expected to Atl end
New York Convention.
NEW YORK, Jan, 10. Plans" an
nounced here today for the Narjional
Daylight-Saving convention to be held
In New York on the last two daj-s of
this month indicate that 5000 delegates
will attend.
The purpose of the movement under
taken by the New York daylight-sa vlng
committee is to have the Nation's
clocks turned forward one hour du. ring
the five months beginning May 1.
Measure In Et-ch House Proposes
Submission to Voters.
AUSTIN. Tex., Jan. 10. Although
Governor Ferguson in his message to
the Legislature today made no men
tion of prohibition, shortly after con
clusion of its reading resolutions look
ing toward submission of the question
to the voters of the state were sub
mitted in both houses.
The woman suffrage question is ex
pected to be brought before the leg
islative body Boonr.
(Concluded on Page 3, Column 1.)
House Committeeman Says Drastic
Measure to Be Reported.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10 At a hear
ing on a drastic prohibition bill for
Alaska before the House territories
committee it was developed that there
are 325 retail liquor dealers and six
breweries In the territory.
Chairman Houston indicated the
committee would report the bill favor
ably and that its effect would be to
make the territory "bone dry."
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or., Jan. 10.
(Special.) The 11 members of the
two ways and means committees proved
to be a unit on the question of economy
at their first joint session today when
they made their initial onslaught on
the budget, and all indicated their in
tention of seeing that the Legislature
remains within the provisions of the 6
per cent limitation amendment. Before
the meeting ended they already had cut
$6333 from the budget.
Entering an agreement to go through,
the budget as their first move. Indorse
those requests which they believe
should remain untouched and then
make sifting investigation of every
other request by the various state
activities, the committee placed its
final O.- K. on only five requests, ten
tatively adopted seven more, and in dis
cussion of the remainder indicated that
the great majority of them will be sub
jected to the pruning knife. They also
entirely eliminated three requests.
Knife Wielded at Start.
The committee showed ' itself as of
no bias for official position. Its first
act was to lop $1000 from the estimate
of the executive office of a $5000 ap
propriation to assist - in the appre
hension of criminals under the prohibi
tion law.
It reached a conclusion, before it had
examined the budget at any great
length, after a suggestion by Senator
Wood, that no stenographer in the
state's employ shall receive more than
$T5 a month. This will affect the sal
aries of numerous employes at the State
Capitol and in offices elsewhere. Chief
Clerk Schroeder, of the committee, was
Instructed to secure from the Secretary
of State a complete list of salaries paid
to his employes.
Cat la Employes Pay Considered.
Senator J. C. Smith suggested a cut
In the appropriation of the salary for
the Governor's private secretary and
his suggestion met some favorable echo
from other members of the committee.
The cut suggested was from X3000 a
year to $2400.
As an upshot, communications will be
sent by the clerk to the Governor, State
Treasurer and other officials and heads
of institutions to secure their salary
Ex-Wife and 17 -Year-Old Daughter
Located In Idaho Struggle
for Living Recounted..
During the long, dark years that
Tom Long, blind cigar dealer, who died
Monday, toiled behind his little stand
at the City Hall he kept quietly to
himself the burden of a sad story of a
domestic tragedy that put him where
he met the end a derelict. The story
came to light yesterday when Mr.
Long's ex-wife and his 17-year-old
daughter were located and notified by
Mayor Albee of Mr. Long's death.
The tragedy came about 15 years ago,
when Mr. Long resided in Idaho Falls.
Idaho, a happy and well-to-do business
man, with a wife and a daughter.
Trouble came between him and his
wife and resulted In Mr. Long taking
to drink to drown his remorse. He
went downhill steadily and soon be
came separated from his family. It
was at this time that he was seized
with blindness. His name at that time.
It is said, was LI 11 Is.
Unwilling to return and foist him
self on his family, it is said, he quietly
recovered himself, quit liquor and
came to Portland to get a new start in
life under a new name. He got into
the City Hall cigar stand and started
a winning fight to overcome and for
get. He had always hoped for a return
of his sight. But his eyes remained
dark, and then about a year ago came
financial reverses and failure of health.
With these things he lost his grip.
The ex-wife, whose name is now
Mrs. Mattie Mosley, of Idaho Falls, and
the daughter. Miss Margaret LUlis,
who is in a convent in Ogden, Utah
were notified yesterday by County
Coroner Dammasch.
Chicago Buffeted apd
. Left ShiyerJng.
Cold Sends Travel Toward Pa
cific Coast States.
Measure Would Make Possession of
Liquor Misdemeanor.
SALT LAKE CITY. Utah. Jan. 10..
The first bill introduced in the Utah
Legislature is a House state-wide pro
hibition bill of drastic nature.
It would prohibit the manufacture
and sale of intoxicating liquor in Utah
after August 1. 1917, and make the
possession of intoxicants a misde
Premier Briand Hands Answer
Peace Note to Ambassador.
(Concluded on Pug 6. Column 6.)
Channel Depth Rednced to 17 J.
by Earth Movements.
PANAMA. Jan. 10. Movements of
earth 800 feet in length east of Cutebra
slide and of 1000 feet north of (Gold
MOST WOUNDED RECOVER H1U have reduced the deDth of tho
caannei ox me l&d&i at i nese
Seventy Per Cent of Germans
Back to Trenches.
BERLIN, Jan. 10. Of the total num
ber of officers and men in the Ger
man army who were wounded during
the second year of the war 70 per cent
fully recovered and went back to the
trenches, according to official figures
published today by the German govern
Only 6.4 per cent of the wounded
were completely unfit for military
points to 17 feet. Seven ships 'were
delayed in passing through the C anal
Traffic probably will reopen tomor
Dynamiter Accomplice Is
ing to File Appeal.
British Take Tnrkish Trenches.
LONDON, -Jan. 10. It was announced
officially tonight that Turkish trenches
on the front of 1000 yards northeast of
ut-el-Amara, on the Tigris front, bad
en captured.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 10. Duvid
Caplan, sentenced to 10 years imprison
ment for manslaughter in connection
with the dynamiting of the Los . An
geles Times in 1911, arrived here tdday
and left almost immediately for ; S-n
Quentin penitentiary to begin, serving
his sentence. ,
He Is preparing an appeal through
I ...nAMi
LONDON. Jan. 10. Premier Briand
delivered to Ambassador Sharp at Paris
today the allies' reply to President Wil
son's peace note, says an Exchange
Telegraph dispatch from the French
The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 49
degree; minimum. -42 decree.
TODAY'S Partly cloudy; southwesterly
State mt; be "bone-dry" about February 1.
Fas T.
Idaho floor leader denies Joker in militia
bill. Paso 7.
Governor Lister Inaugurated. Face T.
Savins to state by consolidation bills not
clearly snown. Page .
BUI for new military code la drafted. Pass G.
Senate bills are fewer. Pace 6.
Legislators start cutting stats budget early.
Page 1.
German raider said to have been sunk by
British cruiser. Pago .
Russian situation regarded as acute. Page 3.
Suffragists b-gin 'tollent picketing at White
House. Pass X.
$1 and $2 gretnbacks to be Issued. Page S.
House disposed to drop "leak" inquiry.
Page 8.
Binder twine manufacturers blameless for
rise In prices. Page 1-4.
Argument on Adamson act before Supreme
Court completed- Page 4.
House rivers and harbors committee reports
favorably on Northwest projects. Pegs 4.
Bopp 1s convicted. Page 1.
Rooms occupied by strikebreakers wrecked
by bomb. Page 1.
Public co-operation with railways is asked.
Pago 4.
Harry K. Thaw continues to elude authori
ties. Pave a.
Kentucky mob attacks "Judge and demands
negro's Hie. Page 14.
Hundreds of thousands get wage Increases.
Face 1.
Buffalo Bill la dead. Page 2.
t? ports.
Six bouts scheduled for Rose City Athletic
Club. Page 1.
Ice hockey teams near halfway mark in
bunch. Page lti.
Seattle Athletic Club agrees not to put ama-
tures and professionals on same card.
Page 17.
Oregon's eleven feted at Eugene banquet.
. Page 18.
Results Seattle boxing bout. Page 4.
Fielder A. Jones relates diamond incidents.
Page 17. . ,
Commercial and Marine.
Wheat two centa lower In country markets
in Northwest. Pago 21.
Cn'csgo wheat unsettled by rumor of hostili
ties on Atlantic rage 21.
Early settlement of metal trade workers'
strlge la probable. Page SO.
Final payment la made on steamer Capto.
Page 20.
Portland and Vicinity.
Aberdeen Ukely to be selected as meeting
place of next Interstate Kealty Associa
tion. Page s.
Plans are ordered for new Constantlne
market at. Park and Alder. Page 8.
Famous Russian dancers appear at Hellig
tomorrow. Page 11.
Baby Home charges to be probed today.
Page ,
New Italian Consul arrives at Portland.
Page It. -
Standard rste cards for jitneys to be Issued
soon. page ao.
Curbing of postal employes Is hinted. Page 9.
Commissioner Holman's vote gives position
of superintendent of Interstate bridge to
Clarke county man. page 14.
Aid pledged Greeters for National conven
tlon. Page 14.
Mrs. Alexander Is heard In own behalf.
Page, 6.
Forty-five Efficiency Club to hold meeting
tonight. Page li.
Weather report, data and forecast, face 21.
Snowy Gale Is From 'Sew Source,
and White River Re-oords Tem
perature of 48 Below Zero.
Traffip Is Inter. fcuptcd.
CHICAGO. Jan. 10. .-(Special.)
Sweeping along with considerable fero
cious bluster, a blizzard 4 truck Chicago
and the territory west i nd northwest
as far as the Missouri B iver today.
Heavy snow and bl;f.h winds had
been reported from the VT est and North
west early in the day, and the advance
wave of the storm hit Cliicago shortly
before noon. It had been.; preceded by a
gale and lowering tempierature.
Snow fall continued all afternoon, but
the storm had passed on eiast and south
east tonight.
Following in Its wak. came a cold.
wave wnlcn lorecasters say win
about 10 degrees above rxero by morning.
Entire Eaat to Ksel Force.
The storm, according :to Government
experts, is of sufflcieni!; volume ana.
velocity to extend, wltli considerable
force, to the Middle Atlimtic and New
England states, and wilji be felt as far
south as the Florida lirajj.
The Government has (sent out storm
warnings all along the c oast, especially
for the district between the Virginia
Capes and the l pper Maine coast.
The present storm I , . alluded to at
spurious and a counterfeit." in that it
does net bear the stamp of -Medicine
Hat, the official breetler of blixiards.
Instead, It originated Jn the Canadian
provinces much f artheir, east than Med
icine Hat-
Lake District tSxts-esnely Cold.
The area of cold extends north and
east from the Missouri River. It is ex
tremely cold in the Superior dis
trict. White River re ported 48 below
zero and Port Arthur and Winnipeg
show 20 below.
Iowa. Minnesota, Upj.per Michigan and
the Oakotae are extremely cold ana
the heavy snow is Interfering with.
transportation in set eral places. The
recent unusually wa rm days, lasims
almost a week, served the good purpose
of melting accumulaltions of ice from
walks and streets. that the present
snowfall will not mtl.n additional peril
to pedestrians.
One Immediate effect of the blixgard
was to swell reservations on trains to
the Pacific Coast. viich have already
reached a record figofe.
Part of Site of Sumter Bouebt for
Placer Mining Purposes.
BAKER. Or.. Jan. 10. (Special.)
Part of the Sumpter townslte has been
sold for placer minlq g in the sale of
J00 acres of land foir the purpose by
Henry Spaulding to, A. Bodelson, of
Sumpter. The land Bies in the Powder
River Valley, in the jnorthern part ana.
Immediately north .f the city. The
price is estimated fco be more than
If is believed Interests with which.
Mr. Bodelson Is ident if led' intend actual
development work soon.
House Committee -Favors
Land Entry Measure.
ington. Jan. 10. Tb House poouo
lands committee today favorably re
ported Representative Sinnott s Dill
permitting homestead and desert land
entry of lands withdrawn Tor tiovern
ment irrigation projects, where such
lands are not actually used for reclama
tion- purposes.
The bill will make a-vallable for en
try vast areas now tiaa up in witn
drawals. . 1
"Brotherhood" to I"rcvide Funds
for Wlfe-Murdertir Suspect.
SALT LAKE CITT. Utah. Jan. 10-
Howard Deweese, in jail here facing
trial for the alleged murder of his wife
In a local lodging-house, September 21.
last, has Informed Polices Chief J. Par
ley White that funds Cpr his defense
111 be furnished by a "burglars
brotherhood," of which he says he ia
a member. '
He still maintains he was engaged
in a diamond burglary when his wife
was slain.
American Film in Dublin Suppressed
DUBLIN. Jan. 10. The military au
thorities here have suppressed an
American moving-picture film depict
ing Irish historical events, including
Robert Emmetfs rebellion in 1803.
I counsel.
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