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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1917.
BROKERS GET TIE
TO GO OVER BOOKS
"Leak" Inquiry Suspended for
Several ' Days Names of
Innocent Buyers Guarded.
ONE BIG SALE UNCOVERED
Investigating Committee to Force
-Compliance With Request to
Produce Lists 6000 or More
Firms to Give Reports.
NEW YORK. Jan. 24. To give Stock
Exchange brokers time to produce
records of the dealings ottheir cus
tomers during1 the time the Interna
tional peace situation was a factor in
the stock market, the rules committee
of the House suspended its "leak" in
quiry and returned to Washington to
day. They probably will come back
next Tuesday, by which time it is ex
pected the brokers' accounts will have
been examined by the committee's ex
perts. The committee expects to learn from
these accounts who were the big op
erators in the market Just prior to the
publication of the President's peace
note and will then Bummon these indi
viduals to find out if they had any ad
vance information on the note and, if
eo, where they got it.
Delay in Reporting Sure.
The adjournment came after the com
mittee had been informed by Chairman
Karauel F. Strelt, of the Stock Exchange
clearing-house committee, that it would
be physically Impossible for the 6000
or so brokerage houses belonging to the
Kxohange to produce the desired data
within two weeks or a month. This
was In-conflict with an earlier state
ment by President H. G. S. Noble, of
the Exchange, who thought the first
responses might come within a day or
The committee went Into executive
session on the subject with Messrs.
Streit and Noble and its experts. The
result was the committee submitted to
the board of governors of the Exchange
a supplemental request to be trans
mitted to the brokers, which was ex
pected not only to simplify the book
keeping task of furnishing the desired
data, but also to provide for conceal
ment of the names of customers whom
the committee finds need not be In
volved in the inquiry.
Bis; Short Sellers to Be Called.
The committee is seeking only to dis
cover those responsible for big short
celling operations, which are supposed
to have reflected possession of an ad
vance tip on the note. Under the new
scheme the actual accounts are to be
submitted in one envelope and the name
of the customers in another, with a
common symbol for both. If the ac
count on examination appears innocent,
the envelope containing the name will
The board of goverors agreed to sub
mit the request and the committee went
away assuming the -brokers would ac
cede to it, but the committee's .counsel,
Sherman L. Whipple, made it plain that
if any broker dissented the power of
Congress would be used to force him
to reveal the information desired, with
small regard, moreover, for any desire
In his case to keep confidential the
names of his customer.
One Clew Already Fonnd.
Already the committee's experts have
the Stdck Exchange clearing-house
sheets under examination and have a
list of brokerage houses which sold
stock heavily Just prior to the publi
cation of the note. One of these docu
ments showing net sales on December
13 of .'5.600 shares of United States
Bteel by an unnamed firm was sub
mitted to the committee in its public
session today. It was brought out that
this did not indicate necessarily the
sales were for the short side of the
account, but furnished a clew. The
exact nature of the sales the experts
could find out by examining the firm's
As was the case yesterday, the com
mittee's counsel In examining witnesses
today pounded away at the "short" sale
feature of the stock market specula
tion. It seemed to be Mr. Whipple's
purpose to show that the opportunities
to make profits against pools organised
to operate on the "short" side were
slim. In questioning President Noble
on. this subject, particularly as to
whether stocks in diminished circula
tion were not withdrawn from the mar
ket as unavailable for short operation.
Mr. Whipple was assailed by Repre
sentative Chlperfield. The Congress
man accused the attorney of impugn
ing Mr. Noble's sincerity. Mr. Whipple
denied any such intention.
I. W. W. "Defense Fund" $33,500.
HIBBING, Minn., Jan. 24. The
auditing Industrial Workers of the
World committee, James Gllday and
Joseph Ettor, today made public the
"defense fund." The total receipts
were $33,500; expenditures, $32,000.
Among expenditures were $8000 for at
torneys, paying fines, etc., outside of
Virginia murder trials on the Mesaba
and Cuyuna ranges. Between $6000
and $7000 was expended, for the re
lief of the families of strikers. The
balance was used iu'preparing for the
"AND A LITTLE CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM."
If you want plenty of thick, beautiful,
glossy, silky hair, do by all means get
rid of dandruff, for it will starve your
hair and ruin It if you don't.
It doesn't do much good to try to
brush or wash it out. The only sure
way to get rid of dandruff is to dissolve
It. then you destroy it entirely. To do
this, get about four ounces of ordinary
liquid arvon; apply it at night when
retiring; use enough to moisten the
scalp and rub it in gently with the fin
By morning most, if not all. of your
dandruff will be gone, and three or
four more applications will completely
dissolve and entirely destroy every sin
gle sign and trace of it.
Tou will find, too, that all Itching
and digging of the scalp will stop, and
your hair will look and feel a hundred
times better. You can get liquid arvon
at aiy drug, etore. It is inexpensive
and four ounces isall you will need,
no matter how much dandruff you have.
This simple remedy never falls Adv.
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Mr. Diamond Brown, Wlto Became Reeondied to Her Wealthy Hniiband la
Court Through the Efforts ot Their Little Cur!y-Haired 6-Year-Old daugh
Mrs. Brown, who is a native of Louisville. Ky., had been suing her 'hus
band for a separation and for the custody of their little daughter.
While awaiting the hearing before Judge Cohalan, little Dudley maneu
vered the hands of her papa and mamma together and pulled them side by
side until they were smiling into each others' faces. Smiles led to speech
over the little girl's curly hair.
"Let's talk it over," said Mr. Brown, and Mrs. Brown consented.
And the little girl sobbed. "I want to be with both of you." -
OLD DAYS RECALLED
Lang Syne Society Has Fourth
GOVERNOR IS HONOR GUEST
Gathering- at Hotel Multnomah Is
; Attended by 1 9 O Members and
Evening Passes in . Good
- Feeling and Retrospection.
Members of the Lang Syne Society of
Portland gathered last night in the
ballroom at the Hotel Multnomah for
the fourth annual dinner. The occasion
was a happy one in every way. Attend
ance included 190 members and the
evening was marked by good fellowship
Gentu-al Charles F. Beebe. president
of the society, was toastmaster and the
dinner was notable for a number of
talks that were of much Interest. The
big room was decorated with American
flags, flowers and greenery. During the
progress of the banquet an orchestra
provided music and at intervals tn the
programme the Boyer Quartet sang
General Beebe Gives Welcome.
The invocation was offered by Itev.
T. L. Eliot, which was followed ty
"America," sung with all standing.
Then General Beebe, In happy mood,
bade the members welcome and made a
few prefatory remarks.
Governor James Wlthycombe was
first introduced and brought greetings
to the society. He spoke of the value
to the state of cherishing old memories
of the elements that make Oregon
great, and he praised the pioneers who
established the state on its firm basis.
Reminiscences and admonition were
given by Dr. A. A. Mocrison, who spoke
of his arrival in Oregon on the old
steamer Oriflamme in the early '70s,
and be spoke in praise of the pioneers.
City's Builders Praised.
"Some Oldtimers I Have Met" was the
toast to which Robert Livingstone re
sponded. Among those to whom he
gave credit for establislng Portland as
it is today were William S. Ladd.
Henry W. Corbett, Judge J. W. Whal
ley, Donald Macleay, H. W. Scott, Judge
George H. Williams, William Honeyman
General T. M. Anderson spoke a few
words of comradeship. He told of hav
ing been admitted to the bar 69 years
ago in Kentucky and gave brief memo
ries of his later years.
Charles J. Schnabel spoke to the toast
"Post-Prandial," and recounted a num
ber of stories. He was followed by B.
B. Beekman. who told of his coming to
Oregon at the time of the Henry Vil
lard celebration and of the difficult of
finding a room in any of the hotels of
Charles H. Dodd, second vice-president
of the society, gave a few Inspir
ing remarks, in which he spoke for fel
lowship between men of Portland, and
he referred to the happy idea upon
which the society is founded. Frank
Dayton, treasurer of the society, spoke
briefly and thanked the members for
their co-operation in making the or
ganization a success.
George H. Mimes, historian of the so
ciety, showed a number of interesting
stereopticon slides of early scenes in
Portland and portraits of many of the
founders of the city and the state. He
described each briefly and the talk was
of the most Interesting character.
The final number on the programme
was the singing of "Auld" Lang Syne"
by all the members of the society.
is attributable to the fact that the
Government is at present collecting
taxes on all whisky produced In the
country, whereas because of extensive
frauds such was not the case a few
Consumption of cigarettes in 1916
reached the highest mark ever record
ed. The tremendous Increase, more than
40 per cent over 1915, is attributed to
two main causes increased prosperity
of the country and growth of the cigar
ette habit among women. Many millions
of cigarettes made for feminine users
were produced in this country and im
ported during the past year.
The number of paper-wrapped cigar
ettes upon which the Government lev
ied a tax during the year reached the
grand total of 25,232,960,928, as com
pared with 17.939,234,208 in 1915.
Monthly comparison of records dis
closes that the American peoplA appar
ently drink nearly 80 per cent more
whisky in November and December than
in Summer and 50 per cent more beer
in Summer than in Winter. Wide fluc
tuations in the number of cigarettes
consumed from month to month also
are disclosed, the minimum in April be
ing nearly 45 per cent below the maxi
mum in August-
TROOPS WORK IN MUD
OREGON MEN AT CALEXICO EIPE.
RIESCB WEEK OF RAIN.
Troop A Constructs New Stable and
Mess Tent Airplanes Used to
Seek Aviators Are Viewed.
WITH THE OREGON TROOPS ON
THE BORDER, Camp John H. Beacom.
Calexlco, Cal., Jan. 21. (Special cor
respondencesThe past week has been
one interlarded with rain, wind and
mud. ; Yet between showers and a yel
low sea of mud the stable gang was
able to finish enough of the stable so
that all of the mounts in Troop A were
partially sheltered from the rain, even
if they did have to stand in mud fet
While the stable was being built still
another gang put tar paper roofing
on the mess tent, and practically re
modeled the kitchen and built a floor.
The first meal cooked in the new kitch
en, with its new floor and stove, was
Sunday noon mess. It was prepared by
Cook William K. Franke.
Mud, and the rains mating more
mud, has prevented the troop from
drilling or doing any road work. It
dries up in this country as quickly as
it gets muddy. When the wind began
to blow Sunday morning the roads were
dry enough by noon, and many of the
troopers took their horses out for a bit
of exercise. Nobody went very far.
Most of them rode to the drillground.
where the three airplanes which took
part in the search for Colonel Bishop
and Lieutenant Robertson were parked.
GIRL, 8, ATTACKED;
POSSE 111 PURSUIT
Suspect Eludes Officers Five
Times and Escapes to
Woods in Mountains.
CRYING CHILD IS FOUND
proves it 25cat all druggists. .
WHISKY USE INCREASES
Cigarette Consumption Never Great
er Than In 1916.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24. The amount
of whisky consumed by the American
people in 1916 apparently was greater
than in any previous year since 1909,
according to tax returns to the Treas
ury Department compiled today, and
the amount of revenue collected by the
Government on whisky, beer and cigar
ettes during the year was the greatest
While returns show that the tendency
toward prohibition has not lowered the
Government's revenue from whisky, of
ficials bejieve a portion of the Increase
oearly $24,000,000 more than in 191&
Mother Believed to Have Hidden
Youth While House Is Searched.
Food Shortage Expected to
Force Surrender Soon.
CLATSKANIE. Or, Jan. 24. (Spe
cial.) Sheriff Stanwood, Constable
Turner and a large posse of men
searched last night and all day today
in an effort to Mnd Raymond Lewis,
who yesterday Is said to have attacked
9-year-old Margareta Hill on a lonely
mountain road three miles south of
this city. At a late hour tonight their
efforts had been in vain.
C. B. Walkey, manager of the West
Oregon Lumber Company, who was
traveling along the road directly after
the attack, met the Hill girl, who was
crying bitterly, and upon ascertaining
the cause of her trouble immediately
informed the authorities In this city.
Sheriff Stanwood was then notified and
arrived on the evening train to head
the posse in a thorough search.
- Acting on a clew given by the girl
that her assailant wore a red sweater,
was dressed in logger's clothes and had
escaped into a woods known as the
Schoolhouse Hill, the officers at once
began scouring the country in that vi
cinity. The search proving futile
there, they next decided to search the
They then looked through the house
with the exception of one room which
Is occupied by Mrs. Lewis, and, believ
ing that he could not Dosslblv be hid
ing there, the officers left to continue
their search in the mountains.
However. It was believed this mora
ing that Lewis had been hiding In the
nouse probably all night, and aDDarent
ly In his mother's room. Before the of
ficers could be notified the fugitive es
caped into the woods again and was
not seen again for three hours.
This time he was chased across the
school grounds by DeDUtv Sheriff
Baumgardner. but, taking refuge for a
tew minutes under the gymnasium, he
was able to elude the posse for the fifth
time and has not been seen since.
Owing to the -fact that Lewis knows
every foot of the country in this vicin
ity, it is hardly probable that he will
be captured until forced to give himself
up on account of scarcity of food. Lewis
is the son of J. D. Lewis, Janitor of the
It is reported here tonight that De
tective J. J. Levins, a former well
known Portland detective, will be
placed on the case tomorrow.
VINCENT OFFICIALLY IN
Rockefeller Foundation Electa New
Head and Board ol Trustees.
' NEW YORK. Jan. 24. Dr. George E.
Vincent head of the University of Min
nesota, was elected president of the
Rockefeller Foundation at the annual
meeting here today. John D. Rocke
feller, Jr.. the former president, was
elected to fill the newly created posi
tion of chairman of the board of trus
tees. Dr. Vincent's elevation to the pres
idency of the foundation came a few
minutes after his election to member
ship in the board of trustees . to fill
a vacancy. He is to seive until 1920
and will take office May 1, or as soon
thereafter as he may be released from
his duties at the University of Minne
sota. The selection of Dr. Vincent to
conduct the foundation's work was an
nounced several months ago..
Charles E. Hughes, Julius' Rosen
wald, of Chicago, and Dr. Wallace
Buttrick, secretary of the general edu
cation board, also were elected trus
tees. Edwin Rogers Embree, assist
and secretary of Yale University, was
elected secretary of the foundation,
succeeding J. Green, who retired
to enter business.
TROLLEY CAR ON BRIDGE
First Crossing From Oregon to
Washington Made Successfully.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 24. (Spe
cial.) The first streetcar crossed the
interstate bridge from Portland Into
Vancouver at 10:15 this morning. It
was the first trolley-car to cross the
Columbia River on its own rails. The
first time the car tried to cross It was
found Impossible to go past the draw
span, as the ground wires had been
attached to the standard-gauge tracks.
These were quickly changed, however,
and the car went down to the end of
the rails on Washington street and
under the S., P. & S. viaduct without
difficulty. It was to see If the car
could pass successfully under this via
duct without lowering the tracks that
it was run across the bridge at this
OPERA "MIGN0N" SUCCESS
Presentation at Eleventh-Street The
ater Pleases Big Audience.
The Portland Opera Association has
every reason to be satisfied with Its
two presentations of the Ambroise
Thomas opera comique. "Mignon," at
the Eleventh-street Theater. Last
night the last of the two perform
ances took place, and was attended by
an audience that crowded the theater
and was enthusiastic over every solo
and chorus. Jhe net proceeds will
probably amount to $400.
Last night's rendition of "Mignon"
was finished In every respect, and
would do credit to a company of pro
fessionals. There was not one hitch.
Mrs. Jane Burns Albert as Mignon
wonv an ovation. She sang with mag
nificent roice, and her acting was
splendid. She sang with glowing,
sparkling vocalism up to D in alt. She
took the part of Mignon at short no
tice, at a time when another soprano
was to have sung the part. Mrs. Al
bert came to the rescue and learned
the score in five days. Miss Eloise
Anita Hall, the soprano soloist at Trin
ity Episcopal Church choir, captured
the house with her first-class singing
and acting. Her high E flat in alt and
trilling were sensational. She has a
great music future before her, should
she care to enter the opera ranks pro
fessionally. George Wilber Reed has
been and is a tower of strength to the
company, both as actor and singer.
Roberto Corruccini has been highly
competent as music director.
Only One "BROMO Ql IXrVE."
Te grt th genulr-. call for full name. EAXA.
TIVE BROMO QCININE.- -Loolc for slsaetur.
oltw.tiKuVL. cres a koia in uut nay, iac
CANAL TOLL ON LOGS FIXED
Rafts Measured by Cubical Contents
and Xot by Net Timber In Them.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Jan. 24. Log rafts passing
through the Panama Canal must pay
tolls determined by their outside meas
urements and not by their net timber
contents. Thie is the announcement
made to Senator Chamberlain in a let
ter received from the governor of the
The governor explains that the rule
is absolute, which fixes tolls accord
ing to the ctlblcal contents of craft
rather than the net contents
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A bold departure from the conventional style of Southern play. Just as
'. .; forceful and dramatic as it is new.
"The Battle of
One of the Funniest and Breeziest
Last Pictures of
And World's Leading Events
SANITY CHARGE STANDS
SECOND EXAMINATION PROVES H. C
Petltloa to Restore Property Worth
Mora Tluui f 40,000, Held Uader Guard
tan. Is Dented by Judge Taawell.
Harry C. Mowrey, adjudged a par
anoic last Novemoer. but paroled from
the asylum recently, made application
before County Judge Taawell yesterday
for another examination by a different
board of physicians, for the purpose of
proving his sanity, which would allow
property now held under a guardian to
be restored to him.
The request was granted, an immedi
ate examination was ordered, and the
result was an affirmation of the con
clusion of the previous examiners that
Mowrey was not sane. Judge Tazwell
thereupon denied the petition for res
toration of property worth between
130,000 and 40.000.
George I. Brooks, attorney for Mow
rey. asked at first that the case be
passed upon by a jury of laymen, but
Judge Tazwell held that only physi
cians of experience would be competent
to Judge the sanity of the man.
Mowrey's trial for sanity a short time
ago was sensational, due to charges he
made against officers of an East Side
BY NHIUES TOI
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Because it's a re
fined gasoline not
Lumber Company, of which he was for
merly secretary. His memory of busi
ness details was prodigious and the
examination consumed almost a week.
Dr. 8. E. Joseph!, A. J. Glesy and
C. F. Calbreath made the first exam
ination. Drs. William House. 11. I.
Keeney. H. M. Patton and R. C Mc
Daniel made the examination yester
day. Mowrey was declared insane last
Spring, but commitment was withheld
until the November examination.
Auto nits Salem Women.
SALEM. Or Jan. 24. (Special.)
Mrs. Mary A. Stone, sister of Perry
Raymond, bailiff of the State 6upreme
Court, was struck by an automobile
driven by R. B. Goodwin, secretary of
the State Board of Control, today. The
accident occurred on Court street near
the CapltoL Mrs. Stone's injuries are
not believed serious. She said she at
tempted to run in front of the car, and
absolved Mr. Goodwin of blame.
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ADMINISTERING to the financial requirements of the Hfj
24,000 patrons of this bank are: f
H. L. Pitteck, President.
Emery Olmstaad. Vlce-Pres. Oeorre W. Hot. Asst. CuMar,
Lloyd L, Mulic. Vlce-Pres. C. DeterlnK. Asst. Cuhltr,
Wilfrid P. Jonea, Vlce-Pres. Roy H. B. Nelson, As.t. Cashier.
Edcar 11. Sensenlch. Cashier. O. L. Price. Asst. to Pres.
Tour patronage of any one of the many departments will
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