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VOL. LVI. NO. 17,524.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1D17.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Officers Four Days With-
i out Any t-ooa.
CHILL BLAST AIDS
MEN "FULL" FLAT BUILDING
FIRES AND PIPES FREEZE.
2 FOUND IN MEXICAN WILDS
Lieutenant-Colonel Bishop Too
Weak to Be Brought
CIVILIANS FIND WANDERERS
Aviators Stranded 250 Miles
South of Border, Says
PRIZE OF GERMANS
IS SAFE IN HARBOR
"WELLTON, Ariz., Jan. 19. Human
endurance triumphed in a gruelling
battle with the desert of Sonora when
Lieutenant W. A. Robertson, brought
here late today by a rescue party,
overtook yesterday a party searching
for the two missing Army aviators in
the desolate region and directed them
to a mountain pass where his fellow
officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Harry G,
Bishop, lay weak and exhausted.
The searchers, obeying the aviator's
directions and following his tracks 30
miles along the base of the Gila
Mountains, found Colonel Bishop
lying in - the sand, unable to walk
farther, and brought to an end a
search which Army aviators, civilians
and Mexican soldiers have been con
ducting in Lower California and
Sonora for the two missing men.
, LJeutenant Meets Searchers.
Robertson had been four days with
out food or water when he came upon
the searching party from Wellton,
composed - of E. L. Gamble, W.
Proebestl and S. Hovatter. Almost
exhausted,' his clothing burned from
close contact with a campfire he had
made on the desert to keep him warm
when he was not walking, Robertson
was able to talk, and soon had mem
bers of the searching party follow-
' ing his trail back to where he had
left Colonel Bishop.
The latter was found in the sand
dunes near ' the Rosario Mountains,
and carried out to a place where a
fire was built. He was made as com
fortable as possible after something
to eat was given him,, while other
members of the party brought Robert
son to Wellton and sent to Yuma for
assistance for Bishop.
Men Tramp 200 Miles.
The men had tramped together al
most 200 miles over desert and moun
tain country from a point on the east
coast of the Gulf of California, shar
ing water which they carried in an
oil can taken from their abandoned
airplane and subsisting on four sand
wiches and four, oranges.
Their supplies of food and water
became exhausted last Sunday, and
nowhere had the men been able to
find human habitation or shelter from
the biting cold and drenching rain of
the desert country. They continued
their tramp together until Wednesday,
a week after they had smarted from
North Island aviation base at San
Diego on a flight to Calexico, Cal., in
which they were carried out of their
course by, a strong wind and failure
of their compass to register properly,
and then Colonel Bishop became too
weak to continue farther.
Colonel Remains Behind.
They agreed it was best for Robert
son to continue on and seed back aid
.for Bishop if possible. Robertson re
luctantly went on, following a course
northwest, walking day and night, and
on the following morning found the
searchers completing repairs to their
automobile and preparing to resume
the search. A short time later the
party from here encountered a sec
ond party from Ajo, Ariz., composed
of W. E. Freeman, J. Cameron and a
Mexican guide. The parties consol
idated and" went back after Colonel
Four men were left with Colonel
Bishop while S. Hovatter and W. E.
Freeman brought Robertson to Well-
ton. They said Bishop was in fairly
good condition, and they expected to
complete preparations to bring him
Airplane Propeller. Broken.
, Lieutenant Robertson said tonight
he could find the abandoned airplane.
One Owner Forced to Sign Agree- j
ment as Tenants Shlver-p Milk
and Fuel Are Held Up.
CHICAGO, Jan. 19. (Special) Van-
dalism aa a result or tne sot
flat Janitors caused damage to the ex
tent of $3000 In a 12-flat building at
2216 Lincoln avenue early today.
After the Janitor of the building had
w.iir.H nut It was said tenants suc
ceeded In getting up heat In the fur-
Entrance was galnedto the basemeni
ThiiroHoTr nlirht lid the Iires worn
.nil .,,,. (., o- thu nines to ourei.
tkmiis-hKnt thn apartments- The flats
were flooded and the occupants suf
tn thA nnld all night-
at th 24-flat building at fcixuen.
Wabash avenue, owned by
Mrs. Alice Wilson Rogers. 70 years old
, iT,!tor is charged with going o
strike and putting out the fires, thus
ivir th. occupants or tne duuu.ub,
were babies and old per-
in a freezing conaiuon.
Tnpr.r. herself -attempted yes-
terday to keep the building warm, but
. - hrr.!) to srlve up and sign
.frmement with the Janitor.
The tenants -charge that they were
threatened with pneumonia and diph
theria as the result of lack of heat.
T7i Hrivo.ra are preventing the de
livery of milk or food of any kind or
fuel being delivered to the tenants in
Crews Numbering 469
Held as Prisoners.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
VALUABLE CARGOES TAKEN
Motor Lorries, Ammunition
and Food Aboard.
3 ARMED VESSELS SUNK
TRAIN BURIED BY SLIDE
German Official Statement Says
Prize Crew of 1 6 Men Succeeded
in Taking Yarrowilale Into
Port "Without Mishap.
BERLIN, via Amsterdam to London,
Jan. 20. The British steamer Yarrow
dale was brought into harbor on De
cember 31 as a prize by a crew of 16
men, says an official statement issued
She carried 469 prisoners, the crews
of steamers captured by a German aux
iliary cruiser in the Atlantic Ocean.
The prisoners on the Tarrowdale were
from one Norwegian and seven British
,. , , wreck on Austrian Rail-I vessels. The cargoes of the captured
way Are Killed.
t nvnnv .Tan. 9. A wreck on the
Vienna-Triest Railroad near the towns
of Bagov and Trefall. is reported in
vnni telerams received by the Ex-
vessels, the statement adds, consisted
principally of war material for the en
tente allies and foodstuffs. j
Three of Vessels Sunk Are Armed,
Three of the vessels sunk were armed
The bringing in of the Tarrowdale,
. v. . ii r, v nv wav ex
change xeicgrayu the statement continues, had been keDt
Cavon n P H ( 1 H.I1U XT I
topennaiscu. " .... secret for military reasons, but in view
jured persons have been r. . Btatement of tna BritiBll Admir.
the aeoriB. aJty on January 17. it was decided to
A mail train was buriea oy--'" make tne
news public The prize crew
earth and several cars are sam to nv of Tarrowlal( waa commanded Dy
been hurled into the River I Deputy Of f icer .Badewltz. The official
cording to the cernno. ie"' - statement follows
auxiliary train also was wreiu.
OLD FIRE BELL IS
Fire Chiefs Recommend It Bo Dis
played at City Hall.
. M brass fire bell, which sounded
-l in Portland for 40 years.
is to be given a place among the relics
. cv HalL The Board of Fire
rhifa has recommended inai n
placed on a pedestal at the Fourth- wneat
"The English steamer Tarrowdale, of
4600 tons, was brought into the harbor
RELIC I on December 31 as a prize by a prize
crew oi xt men. sue aad aooara 459
prisoners, namely the crews of one
Norwegian and seven British ships,
which were captured by one 6f our aux
iliary cruisers in the Atlantic Ocean.
Cargoes Mostly War Stores.
The cargo of the captured vessels
consisted principally of war material
for our enemies from America and
foodstuffs. including 6000 tons of
2000 tons of flour and 1900
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. ' 88
degrees; minimum. 28 degrees.
TODAY'S Occasional rain, slightly warmer;
Senate rushes consolidation programme.
Washington legislators would revoke fishing
agreement. Page 1.
Senate committee kills measure to abolish
, tax list publication. Page 4.
Third of Legislative session Is completed.
Rural credits row waxes bitter. Page 6. '
British steamer Yarrowdale brought Into
port by German prize crew. Page 1.
Raider, converted at sea. on warpath.
Poincare says Trance opposes temporary
peace. Page 3.
German asks why entente do not free own
possessions, as demanded ox central
powers. Fags 3.
Pershing's column begins move - north.
Germany withdraws charges against
Voplcka. Page 2.
Samuel TJntermyer says he did not seek
Job" In leak Inquiry. Page z.
Public bulldlnKa bill Is naased by Bouse.
Lost Army airmen found In Mexico after
lour days without food or water, rage x.
Cold weather aids striking Janitors. Page 1.
Livestock Association counsel says packers
are Ignorant of - economic principles.
Bond issue leads new revenue plan. Page 4.
Beavers get two men from Pittsburg lor
Chuck" Ward, page li.
Beavers will saU for Honolulu February 14.
Lincoln High five defeat Hill Military Acad
emy. Page 12.
Seattle wins from Portland hockey team.
e to 3. Page 12.
State Labor Federation to meet In Salem
Monday. Page 7.
Spuds climb to S0 at Seattle. Page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Hide markets affected by unexpected Impor
tations from Russia. Page 17.
Increase In marine Insurance rates weakens
Chicago wheat. Page 17.
Steel and other high-priced specialties ad
vance In Wall street. Page 17.
Pilotage and towage not affected by new
decision. Page 16.
Ernest H. Myer has ship named after him.
. Page 18.
Portland and Vicinity.
Judge Langguth resigns; John H. Stevenson
named. Page 1.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 17.
Council to probe rumors of collusion by
contractors on sewer work. Page ltt.
Yamhill market attack dismissed. Page 13.
Move Is started to ' revise constitution.
Postal employes again warned. Page 13.
Business" splurge of "Honolulan" stopped
by police. -Page 13. --
O.-W. It. & N. expected to spend 13,000,000
this year, page w.
SPUDS CLIMB TO
$60 AT SEATTLE
PRICE SENDS HOUSEWIVES liOT-
tG FOR SUBSTITUTE.
John H. Stevenson Is
to Be Successor.
BILL WOULD REVOKE
TREATY OH FISHING
BUSINESS REQUIRES HIS TIME
Jobbers Hope Limit Is Reached, but
Predictions of $70 and $80 a Ton
Are Heard Shortage Acute.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Jan. 19. (Special.)
Seattle housewives are on a still-1
hunt for a substitute for the good old
reliable potato, as a result of the sud
den advance In the market price.
A record for spuds was reached to
day when potatoes sold for 160 a ton.
Jurist Delays Action Pending the stock for less because of the price
.. ... . i mey are compelled to pay growers.
btriKe Settlement. Each advance In the price of spuds
I has been signaled by a decrease In the
volume moved, and jobbers with re
luctance were compelled to follow the
growers in their demands for higher
prices. Behind the growers' Insistence
is an acute shortage In the Chicago
district. Buyers from there are push
Ing Seattle brokers, when not In the
Bench Is Left With Recrct.' as Work I field person, to get potatoes, and
tney are apparently willing that tne
Agreement at Stake.
RIYER COUNTIES SURPRISED
Senator Not Even Interested
in Industry Makes Move,
CHANGE IS DUE MARCH 1
street entrance. I horses. The rarrowctaie nad on board
Th bell is now in storage in tne in motor lorries, one motorcar, 6300
old fire station on Fourth street, near cases cf rifle cartridges, 30,000 rolls of
Morrison. It was placed there about I barbed wire and 3300 tons of steel bars.
when .the steepio u I besides a large quantity of meat, bacon
two years ago.
top of the station was torn ""-
DEMOCRATS WIN BY TIE
and sausages. -
'Of the vessels sunk, three of the
British were armed. Among the crews
of the captured vessels are 103 subjects
of neutral states, who, as well as en-
New Jersey tjours Ainrius .- j i emy suojects, nave oeen removea as
, , -r. .,..,, prisoners or war. insoiar as tney naa
of Congressional Recount. " vessels. Tie
commander of the prize crew is Deputy
TRENTON. N. J., Jan. 19. The uoun i of f icer Baaewitx.
of Errors and Appeals today by a vote
of seven to seven affirmea tne ouprm
rv,i,rt decision that a recount . in the
Third Congressional District was legal.
makes final the re-election oi
Representative Scully. Democrat, from
On the first count. Robert Carson, I
Reoubllcan, had an apparent majority
over Scully of 11 votes. A recount gavel
the district to Scully by 702 majority.
"The bringing in of the Tarrowdale
(Concluded on Page S. Column 2.)
WOMAN MAY LOSE OFFICE
Elimination of Pay for Assistant At
DENVER, Jan. 19. Colorado may
lose her woman Attorney-General.
' It was indicated today by members
of the Senate finance committee ad
verse action might be taken on an al
lotment in the short appropriation bill
for the payment of a Fourth Assistant
Attorney-General, a position to which
the Attorney-General appointed Miss
Clara Ruth Moszor some weeks ago.
Thaw's Companion Out on Bail,
NEW YORK, Jan. 19. Oliver Brower,
Indic&d for conspiracy In connection
with the kidnaping ' charges against
Harry K. Thaw by Fred Gump, Jr.. c
Kansas City, Mo., was released on $15
000 bail today without opposition from
the District Attorney.
of Helpins Unfortunates Is En
Joyed, but Private Matters
Demand More Attention.
lid should be lifted to Its widest capa
It was expected that "Wisconsin
would ease the situation somewhat by
marketing Its holdings, but weather
conditions have been such that con
stant danger of frost and freezing in
getting the spuds from the farms to
the cars was threatened. Jobbers are
now expressing the hope that spuds
have reached the limit, but predic
tions of $70 and $80 levels are fre
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash, Jan. It.
Yakima Gem potatoes were sold here
yesterday for Eastern shipment at $52
per ton, two carloads changing hands
at that figure, while five carloads were
sold by another party at $50. These
are the highest prices on record.
VANCOUVER. Wash, Jan. 19. (Spe
claj.) Two dollars a hundred pounds
Is the price being paid for potatoes In
and succeeded Judge 'John H. Steven- I Clarke County by buyers-at the present
time, in some cases, sales at $2.10
hundred have been reported. Shipments
I are very heavy. The potatoes are going
east to Nebraska and the Dakotas and
south to California.
At the close of 13 months of serv
ice. Judge Arthur Langguth. of the
Municipal Court, will on March X re
turn to the private practice of law,
and Judge John H. Stevenson will
again give Judgment on the erring cit
izens of the city. Word of Judge Stev
enson's reappointment followed close
on that of Judge Langguth's resigna
Judge Langguth' resignation, which
was handed to Mayor H. R. Albee on
January 8, was made public yester
day, and came without the slightest
rumor of his intention to retire from
the bench. He became Judge of the
Municipal Court on February 1. 1916
son. His resignation Is to taice el
ect the last day of February.
Business Demands Mere Tlame.
It Is said at the City Hall that the
principal reason for Judge Langguth's
resignation waa the fact that a large
MINNEAPOLIS. Jan. 19. What Is
Eastern concern which he represents I gald to D0 tnB niB;heat prlee pald for
was demanding more time than he waa
able to give while remaining on the
For some time. Judge Langguth said.
In explanation, he baa considered the
dvlsabillty of tendering his resigns
tlon. although he took a keen Interest
In the work and Its opportunities for
assisting the worthy.
The press of his private law practice.
however, became such that it demand
ed hla Dersonal attention or an entire
sacrifice of the business, which bad AST0RS
been built in several years, t or a time.
Judge Langguth said, he hesitated.
fearing that his motives might be
potatoes in the Minneapolis or St. Paul
markets in 30 years was reported here
Western potatoes sold at $3.10
bushel in carload lots and Minnesota
grown potatoes were quoted at $1.8
Portland -potatoes are worth $50
ton, though here the product is sold by
Guests Number 200 at Industrial
DteUlas Leas; Delayed.
His letter of resignation to Mayor
Albee defines the position of the re
tiring Jurist and definitely gives hit
reasons. It Is as follows:
On the first of February I will have
rounded out one year as Judge of the Munlc.
Ipal Court of this city. I feel very grateful
to you for the opportunity to preside over
that court and can truthfully say that I
have enjoyed the work to the fullest extent
and WKU a consciousness that 1 have dealt
Justly with everyone who came before the
court and nave endeavored to do the thing
that should have oeen aone by all.
TTnfortunately, during the past few years
(Continued on Page 16. Column 2.)
NEW YORK. Jan. 19. Nearly 200
prominent engineers, mechanical, elec
trlcal, chemical and .civil, were guests
tonight at a dinner given at the res
idence of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Astor
to mark the beginning of a movemen
for industrial Americanization.
Speakers urged the extension
of scientific methods to the human
phases of Industrial organization, thus
giving "welfare working" a definite
place and definite standards. It was
maintained that the engineer, as the
"consulting mind" of Industry, must
be the leader in this work.
SOUTHWEST ROADS HELPED
THE FORTY-FIVE EFFICIENCY CLUB IS GOING STRONG THESE DAYS,
iCcocluded on Pas 6. Column 3.
BRIAND DEFENDS WILSON
Deputies Support Refusal to Reply
to Socialist's Query.
PARK, Jan. 19. By a vote or -
to 57. the Chamber of Deputies toaay
supported the government in its re
fusal to reply to an interpellation pre
sented by Adrien Pressemane and 34
other extreme Socialist Deputies as to
why the government replied to Presi
dent Wilson's note.
Premier 3riand took the opportunity
to speak in the most cordial terms ofl
Mr. Wilson's motives and the attitude!
of the Americans.
PROMISE EXACTED BY MOB
West Virginians Fire on Jail Hold
ing Murder Suspect.
CLAY, W. Va., Jan, 19. A mob of
nrore than 150 armed men appeared at
the Clay County Jail here early today
and deman" 4 Andrew and Howard!
Sampson, who were confined there
charged with murdering Preston Tan
ner and burning his home. The mob
fired into the Jail, but no one was
The crowd dispersed after promise!
had been given that the prisoners would I
have an early trial.
S0L0NS TO PASS ON SONGS
Colorado Legislature Installs Organ
. for Singers.
DENVER, Jan. 19. In preparation fori
a decision on the merits of the present)
state song, "Where the Columbine I
Grows." and two rival candidates fori
the honor, each entitled "Colorado," the
House has decided to hear the melodies
sung and late today had an organ
placed In the Horse chamber to accom
pany the singers.
The date for the rendition, of. the
songs has not been selected.-
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V Av'l? y r? oo-ei. I
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wtrN was N - jT f S TvVy - t
noun, behove. . r.'3- ') ftr'flNwVVf9 U
cow go? Jr-rcjJ J5-'''! usro j
LONDON PLANT BLOWN UP
Many Believed Killed In Munitions
LONDON. Jan. 19. The following of
ficial communication was Issued tonight:
"The Ministry of Munitions regret to
announce that an explosion occurred
this evening at a munitions factory In
the neighborhood . of London. It Is
feared that the explosion was attend
ed by a considerable loss of life and
damage to property."
WILSON CHOOSES ESCORT
Second Cavalry Wins Honor In. Na
WASHINGTON. Jan. 19. President
Wilson has decided to use the Second
Cavalry troops at Fort Myer. Va- as
his personal escort at the Inaugural
The announcement today ends a com
petition Nation-wide between volunteer
military organizations and National
Guard troops which have been striving
for the honor.
HOOD RIVER BILL PASSES
$60,000 Postofflce Appropriation
Voted in House.
HOOD RIVER. Or, Jan. 19. Spe
claL) R. E. Scott, secretary of the
Commercial Club, this afternoon re.
celved a telegram from Representative
Sinnott, In Congress, which announced
that the House of Representatives to
day passed a bill providing for an
appropriation of $60,000 for a postofflce
GERMAN SAILS CHANNEL
Steamer Goes Through Holland on
Way to Antwerp.
LONDON. Jan. 19. A Renter dispatch
from Flushing. Holland, today report
the German steamer Ursula Fischer
passing there from Zebrugge on her
way to Antwerp.
"This Is the first German ship that
has passed In this direction since the
fall of Antwerp." the dispatch adds.
Skamania Wants More. Than $50,-
000 for North Bank Highway
and Effort to Get Budget
Revised Is Under Way.
OLYMPIA.' Wash.. Jan. 19. (Special.)
Legislative Representatives from Co
lombia River counties were surprised
toaay by an attack made in the Senate
pon the Interstate treaty agreed to by
Washington and Oregon In 1915 for
Joint regulation of salmon fishing along
Without consulting any of the mem
bers most directly concerned. Senator
Steiner. of King. Introduced a bill to
day repealing the entire regulation
agreement. It was referred to the fish
eries committee of which Steiner la
Congressional Approval Walts.
While the Columbia River agreement
has not yet been ratified by Congress
because of opposition from Senator
Lane, of Oregon, It has been operative
between the two states since it waa
accepted by both Legislatures, and Is
pronounced entirely satisfactory by
legislators from the river counties.
Senator Chamberlain, of Oregon, both
United States Senators from Washing
ton, and Representative Albert Johnson.
from the Third District. Washington,
are quoted as favoring ratification.
Either state may cancel the agreement
until it is ratified at Washington. IX C.
Senator French Keerea Move.
Senator . Lands opposition to the
agreement is understood to be based on
hostility shown toward it by Astoria
fishermen. In discussing the matter.
Senator French, of Clarke County, says,
"There Is no Justification for this at
tempted repeal by the Washington leg
islature. It Is undertaken by a mem
ber whose constituents are not all in
terested in Columbia Itlver regulation
and without consultation with legisla
tors who are directly concerned.
"The agreement has smoothed out
long standing differences over state
Jurisdiction on the river, has harmon
ized season limitations and fishing reg
ulations over which there has- been
more or less friction for years. Wash
ington certainly has no complaint over
uregon s compliance witn the agree
met and there are no grounds what
ever for attempting to repeal It here."
Combine Against Bill Likely.
Senator John W. Kleeb, o'f Pacific
and Wahkiakum counties, expressed
similar sentiments, as did Representa
tive L. M. Sims, of Cowlitz, and a south
counties co:abine fegalnst the Steiner
bill is assured.
Plans to revise the state road budget
In the interests of the Southwest be
gan today In both Senate and House.
Senator Kleeb and Representative Fred
A. Hart, of Pacific, are urging one
change whereby Wlllapa Harbor peo
ple having business on Grays Harbor
may reach the latter by a 20-mile drive
straight across instead of having to
make the present trip of 130 miles
around by Centralis-
Surrey Calls for 9X7,000.
The state highway department has
furnished an estimate of $47,000 for
construction of a road from a point
near Raymond on Wlllapa Harbor to
Cosmopolls on Grays Harbor, of which
four miles are already built out of the
As the two coast points have many
Interests In common. It is believed that
an agreement can be reached whereby .
the money needed for the cutoff will
be fOcen from an appropriation of $73.-
000 assigned to the Olympta highway
frrjit Lake Qulnault northwest. As
$400,000 Is needed to complete the lat
ter gap, Wlllapa members figure that
more actual benefit to both harbors
can be accomplished by establishing
quick connection between them, and
the Highway Department will readily
assent to the change. It la understood
that Major-Uencral J. Franklin Bell
has indorsed the Wlllapa road as &
valuable and needed Improvement.
Gap to Be Allowed to Walt.
While Pacific County members had
hoped to have completion of the Na
tional Park highway from Nema to
Bear River authorized by the present
Legislature, they are willing to accept
compromise by which construction
will be ordered from Nema to Nasel
River and from either Chinook or 111-
waco to Bear River. If no more than
$50,000 Is available for the section.
This would- open un Bear and Nasel
rivers sections and leave a gap of nine
miles, for the closing of which It is
expected $100,000 can "be procured in
Representative E. E. Shields, of
Skamania, is objecting .to the appor
tionment by which state road No. 8 Is
to receive only $50,000 this session.
The county is asking $85.00(1 from state
funds, which, with $5,000 coming from
Federal aid. will complete the road
across the county and link up Eastern
and Western Washington by the Co
lumbia River route.
Objection Is also raised because no
provision is made for Klickitat County
road Improvement. Members from
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