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THE -3IORXIXG OREGOXIAN- FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1917.
RICH WOULD-BE SUICIDE AS HE APPEARED WHEN LAST IN
Now for Our 844th Bargain Friday
DROP LEAK INQUIRY
president Invites Freezing
Sentinels Inside, but They
m- Do Not Accept.
Committee, Over Republican
Opposition, Votes Reso
A SAIiE THAT HAS NEVER. HAD AN EQUAXi !
PRICES UNPRECEDENTED FOR IOWNESS!
HOT BRICKS IN VOGUE
Guards Drink" Mucli Chocolate and
Are Changed Frequently, but
Seek Grateful Shelter of Stone
J'illars at Gateways.
TV'ASHIXGTOX, Jan. 11. Freezing
"winds sweeping about the "White House
grounds today played such havoc with
the 12 suffragist "silent sentinels" on
jruard at the main prate that President
"Wilson was moved to send a messenger
to invite the women in to sret waim.
The Invitation was not accepted, and
nt the headquarters of the Congression
al Vnion for Woman Suffrage it was
Kald the vigil' would be continued to
morrow. This was the second day of the
urtlon's new campaign to force its
cause on the President's' attention,
u-hich it is planned to continue until
JIarch 4. In spite of frequent reliefs
nd the use of hot bricks wrapped in
newspapers and much drinking of hot
chocolate, the guards now and Again
Fought shelter behind the big stone
pillars flanking the gateways.
The President passed the sentinels
only once, as he returned from his
morning game of golf. He smiled as
his automobile swept into the grounds
but took no other notice of his vis
itors. Word of the trials of the women
reached the White House family and
hort!y after noon the President gave
the first evidence of having his atten
tion forced by sending the chief usher
out with his invitation. There were
A message for transmission to Dutch
suffragists was delivered by the Con
gressional Unionfctoday to The Nether
lands legation. The Netherlands wom
en were congratulated for placing sen
tinels outside the Parliament building
in Holland during the last few weeks
and were told that the suffragists also
were "laying siege to the seat of gov-
Resubmission Bill la Passed.
" PIERRE. S. D., Jan. 11. The Senate
"jifter a heated discussion late today
rassed a bill providing for resub
mission of the equal suffrage amend
ment to the state constitution at the
next general election. The bill now
oes to the House. In the last election
the amendment was defeated on a ref
WILSON'S MEN OPPOSED
Nominees for Shipping Board En
counter Snag In Committee.
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. Some oppo
sition to Bernard N. Baker, of Balti
more, and James B. "White, of Kansas
;C'ity, as members of the shipping board
developed today when their nomina
tions were taken up by the Senate
commerce committee. -
Opposition to Mr. Baker came from
the International Seamen's Union, on
the ground that he, is inimical to the
teamen's law. Opposition to Mr. White
Was based on the fact that he was a
prominent figure in an organization of
lumbermen in Missouri, ousted from
the state for violation of its anti-trust
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Employes Ask Oregon Senators
Get Proposed Increases.
Jlore than BO Federal employe , ex
eluding the postal employes, have
voiced a vigorous protest against pro
posals in the United States Senate to
defeat all legislation for an increase in
salaries of Federal employes.
At a meeting held in The Oregonlan
Duucung Wednesday night it was
agreed that the Oregon Senators should
be advised of the attitude of the Port
land l ederal employes.
Especial appeal is made for those of
lower grades "who now find great dif
ficulty in supporting their families on
yne present pay.
J Astoria Firms Get Licenses.
ASTORIA. Or.. Jan. 11. (Special.)
Licenses under the provisions -of the
state law to store grain and grain
proaucts ror compensation were grant
cd by the County Court today to the
Astoria lira In Company and to the As
toria Flouring Mills Company. A surety
bond in the sum of $2000 was furnished
iPy eacn company.
j Milk Condensing Plant to Rise.
ASTORIA, Or.. Jan. 11. (Special.)
ine farwest Milk Products Company,
of this city, has given a trust deed to
the Portland Trust Company, covering
its plant ana holdings in AsCferia. to
secure an issue of $50,000 in 6 per cent
"bonds. The money is to be used in
operating a milk condensing plant in
i All Trace of Cliristenson Lost.
LAPINE, Or.. Jan. 11. (Special.)
JAll trace of Russell M. Christenson,
forest service man, missing for 15
days now, was lost at 3 o'clock this
morning by the searching party of 20
men. which arrived here this after
noon. The search will continue.
THE WHOLE BODY
NEEDS PURE BLOOD
Photo by Photographer for The Oregonlan.
THAW TRIES SUICIDE
Throat Slashed Twice, Wound
RECOVERY IS EXPECTED
Attempt at Self-Destrnctlon Made
"While Search. Being Conducted
- in Eastern City Charges
Are Called Blackmail.
(Continued Prom First Page.)
' The bones, the muscles, and all the
organs of the body depend for their
strength and tone and healthy action
on pure blood.
If the blood is very impure, the
bones 'become diseased; the muscles
become enfeebled, the step loses its
elasticity, and there is inability to per
form the usual amount of labor. The
skin loses its clearness, and pimples,
blotches and other eruptions appear.
Hood's Sarsaparilla makejs pure
blood. It is positively unequaled in the
treatment of scrofula and other humors.
catarrh, rheumatism, dyspepsia, loss of
appetite, that tired feeling. Be sure to
get Hood's and get it today. There is
no real substitute. All druggists.
proves it. 25cat all droggjsts
also hacked the artery of his left wrist.
Had the wound la his neck been one
eighth of an inch deeper he could not
have lived, according to physicians.
Several poison tablets were found in
Thaw's pocket. '
Thaw was reported resting easily in
a hospital tonight. His physicians said
tonight Thaw probably would recover
fully within a week or two.
Thaw was unconscious when discov
ered by Mrs. Tacot with a blood-stained
razor on the floor beside his bed. He
remained in that condition until his
arrival at the hospital.
Some time later Detective "Wood, as
sured by the hospital physicians that
his condition was not serious enough
to necessitate an ante-mortem state
ment, approached his bedside and re
marked: "You are not going to die, Harry,
but nevertheless there may be some
thing which you may now want to tell
us. Wil you do bo?"
Detectives on Guard.
The patient slowly shook his head.
"I have nothing to say," he said
feebly, and closed his eyes.
Two detectives were placed on guard
at the patient's bedside and Captain
Tate, at detective headquarters, begati
arrangements for his extradition to
New York as soon as his condition will
permit his removal from the hospital.
Captain of Detectives Tate and oth
ers detailed to search for Thaw had
accepted the belief that he had left
the city some time after completing
his testimony in his mother's civil suit
here on Monday. It was generally be
lieved that he had gone by automobile
and was in seclusion in Pittsburg. Re
ports yesterday said he was one of a
motor party staying at an upstate inn.
Detective Tells "Whereabouts.
The first intimation of his presence
in this city came with a message to
the detective bureau from the private
detective assigned to watch Thaw's
interests while here. The detective
bad been informed of Thaw's attempted
suicide by Mrs. Tacot shortly after she
went to call him about 10 o'clock this
' Failing to get a response, Mrs. Tacot
entered the apartment and found him
lying stretched across ie bed, fully
dressed, his clothes stained by blood
which spurted from two deep gashes
on the left side of his neck and from
a severed artery in his left wrist. His
right arm hung limply at . the side of
the bed and on the floor, within a few
inches of his hand, was the bloody
razor he had borrowed irom Mrs. Tacot.
THAW IN PORTIiAXD IN 1915
Sympathy for "Under Dog Expressed
Harry Thaw visited Portland Sep
tember 20, 1915, with bis mother and a
sister, Mrs. S. C. Stoaeman, en route to
the Panama-Pacific Exposition at San
Francisco. They stayed at the Hotel
Portland, which was designed by Stan
ford White, the architect whom Thaw
killed in a New York roof garden nine
years before. The party left the next
day for San Francisco. The pictures
of Thaw published in The Oregonlan
today were taken in Portland at that
At that time Thaw had Just filed suit
for divorce from his wife. Evelyn Nes-
bit Thaw, and he said he was looking
forward to engaging in some kind of
business. At the time of his visit, be
said, he was enjoying a vacation.
Whiles here he was ready to discuss
his long battle in the courts and he
said he could, with little effort, be
converted to the cause of the Social
ists, so thoroughly did he. sympathize
witn tne unaer dog.
The rich, he said, exert too much In
fluence over the Government, and he
said the poor too frequently are down
trodden and misused. He gave his in
dorsement to the recall of judges and
to forms of so-called popular Govern
While in Portland Thaw talked with
several persons wno expressed sym
pathy -with him in his long effort to
free himself from the insane asylum at
Matteawan. His version of what he said
was persecution" by the courts was
his lavorite theme.
SIRS. THAW UPHOLDS HER SON
Interest In Boys Declared Subject to
jr ITTSBURG, Jan. 11. Mrs. Mary
wopiey maw, mother of Harry K.
lhaw, late today issued" a statement
bearing upon his indictment in New
xoric tor assault upon Frederick Gump,
Jr., a schoolboy. In the statement Mrs.
Thaw refers to the fact that while her
husband, the late William Thaw, fre
quently assisted poor boys to secure an
education and that Harry did likewise,
her own opinion, "fortified by long ex
perience and observation." is that 'this
form of benevolence is too susceptible
01 aouse to be indorsed."
"It is not surprising that Harry
snouia oner a scientific training to
lad whose ill-health had compelled his
lamuy to move to southern California.
Mrs. Thaw says in the statement, but
adds tnat "in this particular Instance,
the combination of needlessly assumed
guardianship and the obvious result of
Christmas conviviality resulted dis
EX-Y0G0 HEAD MARRIES
Ralph 31. De Bit Weds Divorced
Wife of Dr. Rudolph GePber.
SEATTLE, Jan. 11. Ralph M. de Bit.
former head of the Christian Yoga cult
in the Beaux Arts village, near Seattle,
and Mrs. Dorothy Alden Gerber, di
vorced wife of Dr. Rudolph Gerber, of
San Francisco, were granted in the
King County Clerk's office here today
a license to wed. De Bit gave his res
idence as Victoria. B. C. '
The matrimonial difficulties of Dr.
Gerber and Mrs. Gerber, which included
divorce suits and habeas -corpus pro
ceedings against each other for the pos
session of-their little daughter, Anael
Gerber. in the courts of Germany. Cali
fornia and Washington, culminated
here in September, 1915, in the arrest,
on a complaint by Dr. Gerber, of De
Bit and Mrs. Gerber on a criminal
charge. The accused couple were ac
quitted after trial in the Superior
Subsequently the child was decreed
to be a ward of the court and was
placed in a private school here.
CONTEMPT CASE UP IN AIR
Members Disagree as to Effect
Action Will Have on Charges
Against Lawson Xcw Ver
sion of Tip Given.
"WASHINGTON. Jan. 11. TTnl.s. "Re
publicans develop unexpected opposi
tion to the adoption of an adverse re
port by the rules committee on the
wood "leak" Investigation resolution,
the flurry over rumors that mon was
made in the stock market on advance
information about President "Wilson's
peace note probably will end In the
House tomorrow. Two hours of debate
will precede a vote on the reoort
Democratic members of the rules.
committee voted today over the vigor
ous protest of the Republicans to re
port unfavorably the Wood resolution,
which would provide .specially for an
Miquiry by a special committee into
chargea "made by Thomas W. Lawson
that there was a "leak" in advance of
the peace note.
Other Resolutions Rejected.
The majority also declined to bring
up for a final vote another Wood reso
lution for a general investigation of
"leak" allegations or one by Represent
ative Campbell, of Kansas, designed to
empower a Congressional committee to
inquire into every phase of the rumors.
, Democrats and Republicans disagree
as to the effect of the committee's ac
tion toward the Lawson contempt
charges. Republicans say he 'was ab
solved and that the whole investiga
tion is over. Chairman Henry insists
that the special sub-committee to deal
with Lawson's refusal to answer ques
tions still is in existence and may take
The opposing members also disagree
as to whether the inquiry is over. Rep
resentative Henry says Representative
W ood has another resolution before
the committee, which has not been
acted upon, whtoh the majority refused
to take up today.
New Version of Leak Given.
A new version of the "leak" to Wall
street on President "Wilson's peace note
was given to the committee today by
James R. Reilly, managing editor of
the Wall Street Journal.
A tip picked up, he said, by a Dow
Jones reporter in Wall street that
brokers' private wires from Washing
ton were saying the President was
about to send a peace note was solely
responsible for the dispatch forecast
ing the note which appeared on the
company's ticker at 2:05 P. M-. Wednes
day. December 20. 10 hours before the
note was puDiisnea.
Between 11:30 A. M., the time Reilly
said he received the tip and the dis
patch of the item on the ticker, Rertly
said he; received two messages from
John Boyle, the Journal's local repre
Two Messages Received.
The first, filed before Boyle had re
ceived Reilly'a inquiry regarding his
reporter's tip, was marked "confiden
tial" and told of the coming of some
sort of a notemd said it was not a
The second, in reply to Rellly's in
quiry as to whether anything was
available on the reports gleaned from
the brokers' wires, was to the effect
that the reference undoubtedly was
made to the coming note.
"About 11:30." Reilly said, "one of
our reporters told me that Washington
wires to brokerage houses said the
President was preparing to issue a
Ttd manifesto. There had been ru
mors to this same effect abroad in
Waft street for some time. I immedi
ately telegraphed our Washington rep
resentative. I sent mm a
about 11:30. This preceded by an hour
the filing of Boyle's confidential mes
PLOT AT TRIAL CHARGED
MOO.VET DEFENSE ACCUSED BY
Two Extraordinary Offerings
Thousands of yards, hundreds of patterns. Embroideries suitable for most all purposes.
LOT ONE AT 5? YARD; VALUES TO 15c
An endless variety of patterns in both Edges and
Insertions in Swiss, lorigcloth, cambric or organdie;
the popular medium and narrow widths.
CLEAN-UP SALE OF RIBBONS, lO YARD
Lines worth to 25c; Satin, Taffeta and Warp Print
Ribbons; plain shades and neat colorings, in 3 ',3
and 4-inch widths.
LOT TWO, AT 130 YARD; VALUES TO 39c
Nine and 12-inch Skirtings, 17-inch Corset Covr
and Flouncings, 27-inch Baby Flouncings, etc.;
pretty patterns in batiste, cambric or Swiss.
CLEAN-UP SALE OF LACES AT 23 YARD
Lines worth to 48c; both 18 and 24-inch Shadow
Lace Flouncings, in white and cream; the most de
WOMEN'S COLLARS SETS AND VESTEES, VALUES TO 48c; TO CLOSE OUT AT ONLY 15
A clearance of all odd pieces, soiled or mussed Collars, Sets and Vestees; an extensive variety to se
lect from; values to 48c; to close Friday at 15.
Mr. Hurley's Resignation Accepted.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 11. President
Wilson today finally accepted the res
ignation of Edward N. Hurley, of Chi
cago? as chairman of the Federal Trade
Commission, to take effect February 1.
Read The Oregonian classified ads.
Conspiracy to Discredit Case Against
Bomb Suspect Alleged Counsel
Blames District Attorney.
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 11. Charges
that the defense -in the murder trial
of Thomas J. Mooney is heading a con
spiracy to discredit the state's case
against Mooney and others indicted
with him in connection with a bomb ex
plosion here July 22, 1916, which cost
10 lives, were made here today by Dis
trict Attorney Fickert.
Mr. Fickert declared that tomorrow
he would ask the county grand Jury to
investigate the circumstances surround
ing the sending through the malls of
three pamphlets entitled. "The Frame
Up System" to a Juror and two tales
men. He also made public a letter re
ceived by a prospective Juror, which
was typewritten on International
Workers' Defense League stationery,
containing the 200 names of the first
Jury panel called in the trial, together
with instructions that full information
should be obtained on the hjstory of
each man. The letter was unsigned.
W. Bourke Cock ran, leading the
Mooney defense, met Mr. Fickert's
charges with the counter-charge that
"he believed the District Attorney's of
fice was responsible for sending the
pamphlets and the letter to members
and prospective members of the Jury."
Judge Franklin A. Griffin, trial
Judge, said unless it were proved a cqn
spiracy to influence Jurors was being
attempted the guilty parties could be
punished only on charges of contempt
Albany Council Names Employes.
ALBANY. Or.. Jan. 11. (Special.)
At the regular meeting of the City
Council last night the city employes for
the year 1917 were elected. Victor
Olllver was re-elected City Attorney:
John R. Penland. city engineer, and
W. A. Eastburn. fire chief. One change
was made in the police force, Charles
McKee being elected in the place of
Sam Worrell on the night force.
Relative of George Washington Dies.
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 11. Miss Mar
srareta Washington, a great - great-
grand-niece of George Washington, died
4it her home here today. She had a
wide reputation among physicians and
medical schools for her skill in draw
ing anatomical sketches.
To Care a Cold la One Day,
Teke LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE Tablets.
Oru-giata refund money if It fslls to curt, !.
W. UROVE'S slcaaturs is on esch box. 20c
Sale of Hail
Regular $1.00 Lines
200 fine Hair Brushes Pearson's
Rubber Cushion, Double Bristle
Brushes, with solid ebonoid, or nat
Men's Flannel Pajamas at
49c a Suit
Only 30 Suits in the lot, so come
early. They are made of good qual
ity outing flannel, and in regula
Men's Wool Socks
3 Pairs for 50c
A special lot of Men's Gray Wool
Mixed Socks, slightly soiled, 25c
grade to close at 3 pairs for 50c.
Plain and Colored Scrims
' 9c Yard
12hic and 15c Qualities
White, Cream and Ecru Scrims, in
36-inch width. Both plain and col
ored bordered styles.
Woven Rag Hugs
Best 50c Grade
They come in desirable colors, are
18 by 36 inches, and are suitable
for both bath or bedroom.
.A SENSATIONAL CLEARANCE OF WOMEN'S
Suits and Dresses
BROKEN LINES SELLING TO $25.00, TO CLOSE flfs
FRIDAY FOR, YOUR CHOICE ipOeUU
No phone or mail orders none sent C. O. D. or exchanged
An assortment of styles too extensive to describe. Suffice to say
that all are this season's goods; broken lines from our regular
stock; all sizes in the lot, including those for stout women. Those
who would purchase a fine coat, suit or dress at less than the cost
of the material alone, should not fail to attend this sale.
SPECLL FOR FRIDAY!
Stockings 10c Pr.
All sizes, 6 to 0 hit l a standard make; children's mediuift-weight
fine-ribbed Cotton Stockings, in fast black; made with rein
forced heel and toe and double knee.
Purchase as many pairs as you wish, as
long as the lot lasts, Friday at 10 pair.
NONE SOLD TO DEALERS
Stamped Bath Towels
at 23, Best 35c Grade
In the Art Section Bargain Fri
day Stamped Bath Towels 18
by 32 inches. Conventional and
Cotton Suitings Half
Price, 10 to 17'i Yd.
200 remnants of Cotton Suit
ings. Desirable styles and col
ors. 2 to 7-yard lengths. 20c
to 35c qualities.
Women's Silk Kimonos 1-4 Off
Lines selling at $3.98 to $10.00
69 garments in the lot; all in good style, color and pattern; come
early for first and best choice.
Store Opens Tfhjn Store CToss
at 8 :30 A. M. CilSSlSSai 5 P M
Saturdays 'wTfiDt ' Saturdays
at 9 A. M. J y-uMn im nj ill E JUi?i- at 6 P.
The Most in Value The Best in Quality
Here They Are, Men!
Portland's finest shoes, underpriced
during this January Sale
You Men Who Want the Best
and Who Are A ccustomed
to the Best
Walk to Rosenthal's, twenty paces off Washington street,
and buy some of America's best Shoes at from $1 to $4 under
regular prices. You can do it now during this sale of fine
Shoes, but it will be many and many a moon before you can
do it again.
Factories are advancing'prices almost daily.
Don't be content with buying only for the pres
ent buy for next Fall and Winter, or you'll
surely pay more dollars more!
Men's Shoes Genuinely
Regular $10 and $12 Boyden's Shoes, GPJ OCT
made in Newark; all sizes in calf, enamel .CJJ
and kangaroo; double soles. Reduced to
Regular $9 Boyden's Shoes, made in
Newark: all sizes in calf or vici; single
soles; all lasts and toes. Reduced to only
Regular 6 and $6.50 Alderi's and other t A Qr
Shoes; all sizes in tan Russia calf, black r4t .Oil
r ... "V , . - '".:- .
S. & H.
All our shoes are welt
shoes; they can be half
soled and the soles
vici, kangaroo ; lace or button. Reduced to
Regular $5 Shoes, in splendid qualities of (T Q
calf; lace Bluchers in all lasts and styles ofir)OtOO
toes. Reduced to only
Sole Portland Agents for Hanan ,Shoes
129 Tenth Street, Bet. Washington and Alder
Closing out broken lines at a
fraction of former prices
$3.95 for Slippers regularly up to
$7.50 black satin and silver, col
ored satin and patent. All sizes.
$2.95 for slippers regularly up to
$6 6atin, black kid and bronze
$1.95 for Slippers regularly up to
$5- these are short lines in which
some sizes are sold out.