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PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY. JANUARY 18, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TAGORE GOES AFTER
AMERICANS CRTJDE AXD IMPO
LITE, SAYS INDIAN POET.
ALLIES TELL WHY
GIRL WHO TELLS
BUTTER PRICE FIXED,
AERIAL HUNT FOR
15 OR IRE IPS
REAL START MADE
House Committee Be
OF THEFT IS SHOT
WAR MUST GO Oil
CREAMERY MEN SAY
TRAGEDY FOLLOWS COMPLAINT
THREE ARMY PLANES FLY OYER
TWO MEXICAN STATES.
1 0 British and 2 French
13 AMERICANS ARE SAVED
German in South Atlantic
Waters Plays Havoc With
4., Allied Shipping.
J.0SS OF 400 REPORTED
Achievements Off South Amer-
ican Coast Rival Those
i of Raider Moewe.
' RIO JANEIRO, Jan. IT. Thirteen
Americana are imonc the Tlctlmi of
the German raider who ha been
landed at Pernambuco. The remaining
number ia made up of 170 Englishmen
and 54 Frenchmen.
Laughter Here at His Native Garb
Compared With Respect Shown.
Him While in Japan.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. ' 17. Sir
Rabindranath Tagore, winner of the
Nobel prize for poetry, sailed for In
dia from here today after a tour of
the United States, which, he said, he
"America has the daring; and inex
perience of youth," he . said. "She la
like a 4-year-old child just beginning
to ask questions.
"I have found much impoliteness and
crudeness. Why do Americans laugh
at me because I wear my country's
clothes? Much of the time I had to
stay In my room and take my meals
there to avoid the staring, whispering
"In Japan nobody laughed.
"If you encouraged various modes
of dress your country would be more
picturesque. Do not try to American
ize every alien.
"Tour women have more leisure than
any women in the world. They could
use it well in study and improvement.
"On your soil will he the greatest
nation of the world."
The poet's remarks were in the na
ture of observations and devoid of per
RIO JANEIRO, Jan. 17. A German
raider for the past month has been
sinking vessels of the entente allied
powers in the South Atlantic Latest
reports fix the number at 15. Sur
vivors of the destroyed vessels to the
number of 237 have been landed at
Pernambuco and the fate of nearly
460 men is still unknown.
, 400 Reported Killed.
! A Pernambuco newspaper, the Jour
nal Pequeno, prints a statement at
tributed to the purser of the British
steamer Netherby Hall that the raider
Bank an English ship without warning
and that 400 persons are believed to
have lost their lives.
The raider was equipped with three
funnels, two of which may have been
false, and two tall masts and was ap
parently speedy. The report stated
that the ship apparently was not
trying to make port.
Early Capture Expected
British agents here said British
warships had received such accurate
information of the location of one of
the German raiders as to warrant the
statement that a chase was in prog'
ress, and that the capture or destruc
'tion of the vessel would be made
known in a few days.
The first official statements g-iven
But here regarding the raider were to
the effect that seven vessels had been
sunk and nine captured. In a com
munication to the Minister of Marine
the captain of the port of Pernambuco
declared that he had learned the raid
er had also sunk eight of the vessels
which were at first reported merely
captured. The crews, the fate of
whom is not known, numbered 441
All Thought to Be Safe.
It is reported that the raider placed
these crews on - board the British
steamer Yarrowdale, which then pro
ceeded for port. It is therefore be
lieved that they will be safely landed
within a day or two.
Another report has been received to
the effect that the St. Theodore has
been transformed into a raider.
Freighters Only Attacked.
The commander of the raider is said
to have declared that he attacked only
freighters and did not interfere with
According to unofficial information
the raider has a crew of 250 men, in
eluding four officers of the German
navy. According to reports circulated
here the officers of the Japanese ship
captured were shot on account of the
resistance they offered. Another re
port says that 22 English sailors were
compelled to work in the engine room
of the raider.
Lo6S of Life Not Confirmed.
The Chamber of Commerce and
Consulates at Pernambuco are devot
ing much attention to the care of the
shipwrecked crews. There is no con
firmation of the alleged loss of 400
' While nothing is definitely known
jf as to the identity of the raider, two
hypotheses have been . constructed
for the details supplied by the crews
of the sunken ships. One of these is
that the vessel is the German auxiliary
cruiser Vineta, but the one most gen
erally held is that the raider is either
the Moewe itself or a sister ship;
every detail in regard to the ship's
CANINE SAVES LAD'S LIFE
Mother Rescues Son When Dog
Warns Her of Danger.
STAYTON. Or., Jan. 17. (Special.)
Mrs. Ben Gehlen dived into the mill
race which runs past her home and
rescued, her 2-year-old son, who was
being swept down the .stream, when
the boy's dog, with which he was at
play, warned her of the lad's danger.
The mother saw the dog running
frantically up and down the bank of
the stream and heard him barking. She
rushed to the ditch to investigate and
found the boy being carried away by
the current. The boy suffered little,
but the mother has been ill from the
Second Note Amplifies
Former Reply, v
WILSON'S PEACE WISH LAUDED
Position Taken, However, That
Only Lasting PeaceWill Do.
NEW CONDITION IS SEEN
Reasons Given for Necessity of Ex
pulsion of Turkey From Europe'
and Other Territorial Changes.
Note Surprises Washington.
30 PER CENT GET HONORS
Aberdeen Girl Gets 92 in Six Sub
jects and Avoids Tests. -'
ABERDEEN, Wash.. Jan. 17. (Spe
cial.) Thirty per cent of all Aberdeen
high school students were honor stu
dents in one or more subjects during
the past semester and consequently es
caped all final examinations, held this
week. To be honor a student must
have an average of 92.
Miss Nellie Tonneson escaped, ex
aminations in six subjects. This is
remarkable, since four is the average
number of subjects which students
carry and the faculty seldom permits
the carrying of six subjects.
WIRELESS RECORD BROKEN
Steamer in South Seas Hears Mes
sage Sent From Germany.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17. A wire
less telegraph distance record of 11,-
500 miles was established by the
steamer Sonoma, which picked up mes
sages from Kilveise, Germany, two days
out of Sydney, Australia, according to
her operators, Hoyden Thomberg and
Clio Bowers, who arrived here today
with the Sonoma from Sydney.
Ellery Stone, assistant Unied States
radio inspector here, said it was the
greatest distance achievement, in wire
WASHINGTON'. Jan. 17. The entente
allies, in a note addressed by Arthur
eriusn foreign Minister, to
Ambassador Spring Rice, and deliv-
erea to me State Department today.
ampuiy their replies to President
Wilson's peace note, by explaining in
detail why they oelleve impossible at
present to attain a peace which will
assure mem such guarantea u th
The note also explains why the al
lies uemana the expulsion of Turk
irom Europe, restoration of Alsace.
Lorraine to France, of Italia Irredenta
to Italy and other territorial changes
ses lorth. -
Lesson of War Reviewed.
wuo t minK tne luture peace
tne world may be Insured by in
ternationai treaties and international
taws, tne note says, have ill learned
the lessons taught by recent history.
ATter charging that German influ
ence in Turkey had resulted in condl
tions as barbarous and more aggressive
than were known under Sultan Abdul
iiamia. ana that It had been shown
Germany cannot be expected to respect
treaty obligations, Mr. Balfour says;
oa long as Germany remains the
Germany which, without a shadow of
Justification, overran and barbarously
ill-treated a country it was pledged to
defend, no state can regard its rights
as secure if they have no better pro
tection than a solemn treaty."
Belgium Not Sole Victim.
Asserting that Belgium waa not
Germany's only victim, the note recites
the "reign of terror" attendant upon
Germany's method of warfare, and
The war staffs of the central pow
ers are well content to horrify the
world if at the same time they can
terrorize - it." The people of Great
Britain. Mr. Balfour says, share Pres
ident Wilson's desire for peace, but
do not believe it can be durable un-
ess based on the success of the al
lied cause. Such a peace. It is argued.
cannot be expected unless these three
conditions are fulfilled: Existing causes
of international unrest shall be as far
possible removed or weakened; the
CLACKAMAS NOT BONE DRY
Quart of Liquor or 12 Bottles of
Beer Drunk for Every Person.
OREGON CITT, Or., Jan. 17. (Spe
cial.) Even with the prohibition law
in effect and saloons and liquor stores
a thing of the past, Clackamas County
cannot in truth be classed as dry.
During the last year almost a quart
of spirituous or 12 bottles of beer were
consumed in this county for every man,
woman and child in the county. Rec
ords in the office of County Clerk Iva
M. Harrington show about 16,500 ship
ments and 4900 alcohol affidavits is
sued by druggists.
BERLIN FIXES BEER LIMIT
One Glass for Lunch and Three for
Dinner Is Allowance.
BERLIN, via London, Jan. 17.
Munich military authorities, struggling
with the beer-shortage problem, have
limited the . amount which may be
served daily to any one customer to
one-half liter glass with luncheon and
three half-liter glasses with dinner.
The order does not prevent a cus
tomer going from one restaurant to
another and drinking the maximum
amount at each.
(Concluded on Pace &, Column X.)
BENSON SUCCEEDS DEWEY
Head of Navy Board Retains Duties
as Chief of Operations.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. Admiral
William S. Benson today became rank
ing officer of the Navy and probably
will be designated to succeed Admiral
Dewey as president of the general
board, retaining also his duties as
chief of naval operations.
Admiral Benson was next in rank to
Young Woman Harkens" to Plead
ings of Man. Who Fell in Love
'With Picture In ' Paper.
ST. LOUIS, ilo., Jan. 17. A roan
known to the police as Charles
Dowling. tonight shot and' wounded
Mrs. H. Jerrold so seriously physicians
say - she will die. and then committed
suicide. " Mrs. Jerrold is 24 years old.
Dowling, the police say, was sought
in several-cities as a man who fell
in love with pretty girls and women
whose pictures appeared in news
papers and after an acquaintance
would disappear with money or
Mrs. Jerrold, reported to the police
yesterday she suspected Dowling of
having a valuable diamond belonging
to her. Her picture appeared in a St.
Louis newspaper recently. Dowling's
first words on meeting her, she said,
were: "I clipped your picture out of
the paper. You looked so good to me."
A .close friendship followed. ' Dow
ling told Mrs. Jerrold he was super
intendent of an East St. Louis mill.
When Dowling failed to keep an en
gagement she telephoned.
"Dowling - is not superintendent
here," she was informed, "he sweeps
It was then she missed her diamond
and reported to the police. The story
appeared in St. Louis papers this morn
ing and the shooting followed.
PASTOR, 70, WEDS BRIDE, 39
Douglas Minister Takes Fourth Wife
" at Vancouver.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 17. (Spe
cial.) Seventy years of age is not too
old to marry again, according to Rev.
Henry Clay Preston, pastor of the
Methodist Church at Douglas, Or., who
came to Vancouver today with Mrs.
Emma G. Piper, of Salem, Or., and was
quietly married by the Rev, E. L Bene
dict, of the First Methodist Church.
They hoped to return to Douglas and
surprise-the congregation, they said.
It was the fourth wife which Rev.
Mr. Preston has had during his 70
years, three former ones having died.
His bride of today was 89 years old.
Open Charges Made
at Salem Meeting.
PROBE TO BE INSTITUTED
Portland Interests Alleged to
Manipulate State Market.
COUNTRY PRODUCERS UNITE
Olive Branch to Be Offered City
' Concerns' In Effort to Reach
Agreement, but War on Regu
lating Practice Is Hinted.
Northern Lower California and Bar
ren Desert of Sonora Are
Searched In Vain.
CALEXICO. Cal. Jan. 17. Experi
enced Army officers piloting three aero
planes from the North Island aviation
base at San Diego. CaL. failed today to
wrest from the wilderness of Lower
California and Sonora the secret of the
wo lost Army officers in their first
Several hours were spent' in fruitless
search over the desert and mountain
regions of Lower California, and then
the airplane pilots pointed their ma
chines eastward, soared over the Colo
rado River, searched the mesa country
and finally landea on the barren des
ert of Sonora. There they replenished
their gasoline tanks, and after a brief
search two of the machines returned
to the aeroplane supply station at
Civilian searchers are continuing the
hunt in Lower California. Several,
returned to the supply station at Black
Butte, but none had found any trace
of the missing airmen.
PROHIBITION IS SUBMITTED
Wyoming to Vote on Wet and Dry
Question In 1918.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 17. Wyo
ming will vote in 1918 on a constitu
tional amendment providing for pro
hibition. The Senate today concurred
in House amendments to a bill provid
ing for submission, which the upper
house had passed previously.
Governor J. B. Kendrlck announced
he would sign the measure tomorrow.
(Concluded on Page 8. Column 1.)
WHEAT NETS MAN $85,000
Thomas Vren,"of Fenn, Idaho, Aver
ages $1.55 for 55,000 Bushels.
SPOKANE. Wash, Jan. 17. Thomas
F. Wren, who owns a wheat ranch
near Fenn, Idaho, today sold 55,000
bushels of wheat for $35,000. He re
ceived an average price of S1.55 a
Four grain companies participated in
SALEM. Or.. Jan.. 17. (Special)
Open charges uttered at a meeting of
Oregon creamery managers here to the
effect that the Portland Produce Ex
change regulates the price of - butter
and butterfat. regardless of the law
of supply and demand, resulted in first
steps being taken for the organization
of such creamery managers and own
ers and the appointment of a commit
tee to pry into the market situation.
The committee, consisting of Ma
agers A. Slaughter, Salem; P. O. Pow
ell. Monmouth, and L. D. Nash, of
Nashville, was Instructed to wait upon
Portland creamery owners or "other
qualified interests" in that city who
are alleged to dominate the market in
the state and attempt to reach some
agreement to harmonize the country
and city creamery owners and man
agers on the market question.
Olive Breach Carrie Threat.
While the olive branch is thus
tended, it, was strongly hinted
speakers at the meeting that if
country creameries were not met half
way in their proposal that war would
be declared on the question of price
Dairy and Food Commissioner Mickle
paved the way for the action taken in
a speech to the creamery managers,
who. he said, represented three-fourths
of the butter produced in the state.
"There is need for such a movement.'
he declared. "If you intend to remain
in the creamery business. Under pres
ent conditions you have a right to
doubt whether you will remain in buai-
Iness one or two years longer. Whether
you do stay rests with you.
Trouble at Market Iad.
"You have no say now as to the price
you pay for what you take from the
farmer, or what price you will receive
for your product. You know that prices
are fixed by a few men in Portland.
The whole trouble with the creamery
business is in the market end. When
a condition exists, where through man
ipulation of the market butterfat costs
as much as the best city prints, you
know there is something wrong.
A. Slaughter, of Salem, declared that
unless something is done soon the sex
general election will see on the ballot
GERMANS BUILDING SHIPS
xnree-tjoarters of a Million Tons
Added Since War Opened.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. German
shipyards, since the war began, have
built tonnage totaling 750,000.
Official dispatches to the United
States Government say that not only
are all German shinning companies
preparing for a resumption of business
after the war, but the German canal
system is being improved and structur
al improvements are being made in the
harbors of Bremen, Stettin and Ham
(Concluded on Pago 7. Column 3.)
JUST A NOTE TO AN OLD FRIEND.
gins Board Survey.
SENATE ALSO TO HAYE PLAN
RACE AGAINST DEATH LOST
Companion Carries Portland Man
Mile on Back to Save Life.
ASTORIA, Or.. Jan. 17. (Special)
John Edlund, 965 East Twenty-fifth
street, Portland, a timber cruiser, em
ployed by the Lumbermen's Engineer-
t Company, died, in the woods aeaj
Ureen Mountain yesterday, supposedly
from heart trouble.
His companion carried him nearly a
mile on his back endeavoring to reach
the camp, but the man expired while
on the way.
MANY CANADIANS EttLSCT
Recruiting Since First of
Shows Decided- Gain.
OTTAWA. Ont.. Jan. 17. The first
two weeks of the new year indicate
that recruiting is picking up in Canada.
In that period 3538 enlisted for over
seas service, an increase of 1000 men
over the previous two weeks.
The number of Canadians enlisted
since the war began is 387.409.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 18
decrees; minimum. 24 decrees.
TODAY'S Partly cloudy, continued cold
Legislature under way on consolidation pro-
cramme. face J
Oregon Legislature votes $25,000 as pay for
members. Pace o.
SS70.304 asked for Paelfle Highway. Pace T.
Olympla solona near General Bell. Pace 7.
Lively flrht over rural credits act Is pram
iMd. Pace e.
Pish and Game Commissions budget la
XS9.6O0. Page a
Klfteen er more ships are victims ef Ger
- .j . 1
Allies send note telllnc why war must co on.
Russians make sains. Pace 8.
House to employ counsel in "leak" Inquiry.
Shipbuilders give their side In battle cruiser
controversy. Paso -
Nation to pay high tribute to admiral
for lost aviators Is fruitless.
Proposal for Consolidation Or
dered in 15 Days.
ACTUAL SAVING EXPECTED
Mount Lassen in violent eruption. Pace 4.
Sir Rabindranath Tacore leaves after QQ-
pleasant stay In America. Pace 1.
Girl phone operator ia heroine of munitions
plant explosion. Pace 4.
Girl who tells of theft Is shot. Pace 1.
Moose announce demands. Pace e.
Blx leacne presidents say they will Ignore
players' fraternity. Pace 14.
Varsity quintet swamped by Acsle team.
24-7. Page 14. ,
Portland hockey team threatens to quit
league. Pace 14.
Demands of ball players told by David
Fulta. Pace 14.
Country creamery men say butter market
la manipulated in Portland. Pace 1.
Slaier of Klamath Falls woman convicted.
Commercial and Marine.
Oats firmer In anticipation of plaelnc of
large Government order. Pace 19.
Raid on shipptnc checks rise in wheat at
Chicago. Pace 18.
New low records tor Russian and Italian
exehance. Pace 18
Port f Portland la after an amended char
ter. Pace IS.
Labor conditions at steal plants null unset
Portland and Tletnlty.
Women tell Council that Jitney service 1
poor, pave a.
Portland Y. M. C A. holds annual meeting.
Daughters of American Revolution elect Mrs.
M. B. W'llkins as regent. Pace 9.
Mrs. W. H- Moore's title attacked by step
son. Pace 11.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 18.
Methodist pastors must show results or go.
says bianop face jo.
I Portland Chamber ef commerce apposes
aUoa land biu. race 4a.
Joint Meetings May Be Held to Get
Together on Some Efficient Plan
to Eliminate Waste Changes
in Bills Are Probable.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or, Jan.
17. (Special) Both houses tackled
the consolidation problem in real earn
The House committee met, organ
ized and proceeded toward an Im
mediate survey of state boards, com
missions and bureaus with a view of
recommending such changes as can be
made consistent with economy and
Meanwhile the Senate adopted a
resolution providing for a committee
of its own members to work along
similar lines. -
Joint Meettncs Proposed.
While each house will have its own
committee It is proposed that they hold
Joint meetings. The success of joint
meetings of the ways and means, the
Insurance, military and other legisla
tive committees is pointed to as ample
Justification for tbla plan.
All intention of obtaining a Joint
committee was abandoned this morn
ing when the House Indefinitely post
poned Seater Dlmick's resolution pro
viding for Joint action.
Both committees are charged by the
resolutions creating them to report
back to the Legislature not later than
the twenty-fifth day of the seaalon.
This was the tenth day.
, - . Bills at Once Referred.
Senator DImick was the author of
the Senate resolution creating the con
solidation committee In that house. .
President Moser appointed on this
committee Senators Dimick, Barrett.
Cusick. Hurley and Orton.. Seven con
solidation bills now before the Senate
were at once referred to the commit
tee, which will begin their considera
tion at once.
It Is the sense of the Dimick resolution-
that the committee report Its
findings as to the feasibility of the
consolidation bills presented to it by
the :5th day of the session, but that,
if no plan as presented appears feasi
ble, the committee shall work out a
consolidation programme on Its own
Greater Kconomy la Object.
"It is the feeling of every member
of the Senate committee and of the
Senate that a real consolidation pro-,
gramme based on economy and greater
efficiency should be carried out at this
session." commented Senator Dimick.
"In Introducing my original resolu
tion. I had felt that much more could
be accomplished by Joint action of the
two houses. However, as the House
prefers to work alone, the Senate, of
course, must do the same. We are go
ing to get down to work immediately
and feel confident that we can work
out a satisfactory plan."
Effective Work ExsstiC
Speaker Stanfleld and other House
leaders are well pleased with the pros
pects for early and effective consolida
tion work. '
"I look for the adoption of a real
consolidation programme," said the
Members of the House committee are
Representatives BrownelL Thomas,
Rltner. Porter and Portwood. At the
meeting late today James W. Cochrane
was appointed accountant for the
committee and. AL Wade messenger
and clerk. It is probable that the Joint
meetings of the two comittees will
Barrett Offers Five.
The seven measures now before the
Senate committee include five intro
duced by Senator Barrett, one by Sena- '
tor Pierce and one by -Senator Hawiey.
The Barrett measures are:
Senate bill IS Abolishing the state
Senate bill 19 Establishing depart
ment of industrial insurance. In which
are to be conaolidated the labor com
mission, industrial welfare commission.
Industrial accident commission and
board of child labor.
Senate bill 20 Consolidating the
Desert Land Board with the State Land
Senate bill 21 Establishing the cor
poration and insurance department,
and consolidating the corporation de
partment with the Insurance depart
ment. Senate bill S Consolidating the
Dairy and Food Commissioner with the
State Board of Health.
The Pierce MIL Senate bill 43. pro
vides for consolidation of the Desert
Land Board witn the State Land Board.
The Hawiey olll. Senate bill S7. pro
vides for consolidation of the State
Sealer of Weights and Meaaures with
the Dairy and Pood Commissioner.
The Senate consolidation committee
will meet tomorrow and begin the
consideration of these measures. In
their present form it is doubtful if
any of them will pass final muntrr.
The committee has full authority to
embody good features of one bill with
good features of another, to hold in
vestigations and to aubpena all neces
sary witnesses. ,