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THE, MORNING OEEGONIA3T, THURSDAY. JANUARY 23, 1917.
WILSON AT CAPITOL
President Sees Callers in His
Office Just Outside Sen
ate Chamber. .
DOOR IS LEFT WIDE OPEN
Only Conference Bearing on legis
lative Programme Is With Sen
ator Kitchin on Details of
Sew Revenue BUI.
WASHINGTON.; Jan. 24. President
Wilson made two visits to his office in
the Capitol today lot conferences, in
spite of criticism of his course voiced
In the Senate yesterday by Senator
Jones, of Washington, and repeated
freely in the cloakrooms by other Re
publicans. The Senate remained in session while
the President was seeing callers in his
office Just outside the Senate Chamber.
The door of the room was left open,
and Senators passing- in and out could
hear snatches of his conversation.
Many of the Democrats stopped In at
least for a moment to shake hands
Many Visitors Seen.
On previous visits the President's
conferences have been devoted entirely
to parts of his legislative programme,
but today he had appointments with
several men and women outside Con
gress, including Mrs. William Cummins
Story, president-general of the Daugh
ters of the American Revolution; Prank
P. Glass, vice-president of the Amer
'ican Newspaper Publishers' Associa
tion, and Mrs. George Bass, of Chi
cago, chief of the women's bureau ot
the Democratic National Committee.
Leaving the White House after
lunch. Mr. Wilson spent an hour in his
office at the Capitol and then went for
a long walk with Secretary Tumulty.
Details of Revenue Bill Discussed.
On his return to the Capitol he
walked through the lobby back of the
Senate chamber, stopping to Bhake
hands with several Senators.
The only conference today having a
direct bearing on the legislative pro
gramme was with Majority Leader
K-itchin, of the House. Mr. Kitchin
told the President in detail of the reve
nue bill agreed upon by the House
ways and means committee, the gen
eral features of which already have
been approved by the Administration,
and of efforts being made to speed up
the legislative machinery.
and, worse even than that, they are
making some of the subjects of their
enemies take up arms against their
own country. . v
"AH this has been done and no neu
tral power has been able to stop it-
No neutral power, indeed, has made
any protest against it. We must then
take other means to secure the future
peace of the world.
Conquest Not Desired.
"We have rejected the German offer
to enter into negotiations, not from
lust of conquest or desire for shin
ing victories. We have rejected it
not from a spirit of vindictive
ness or a desire for revenge, but
because peace now would mean a
peace based on victory. It would
be a peace which would leave the roil
itary machine unbroken, with the halo
of success surrounding it- It would
leave the control of that machine in
the hands of the same men who for
a generation prepared for war, who
would make the same preparation
agaio and who would choose their own
time to plunge the world into the hor
rors which we are now enduring.
"Our aim is the same as President
Wilson's. What he is longing for we
are fighting for. Our sons and broth
ers are risking their Hves for it, and
we mean to secure It. The hearts of
the people of this country are longing
for peace; we are praying for peace
for a peace which will bring back to
us in safety those who are fighting
our battles, and a peace which, will
mean that those who will not come
back have not laid down their lives
BERLIN SAYS AIMS
ARE LIKE WILSON'S
German Press Inclined to Take
Stand That World Peace
SINCERITY NOT DOUBTED
View Taken That Cognizance Should
Have Been Given Britain's Dec
laration That Foe Should Be
Crushed Before Peace.
DEWEY SAILOR IS FREED
GEORGE W. TIPPESS FOUND NOT
TO HAVE FIRED AT NEIGHBOR.
Thursday Last Day but Two in Our
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MercK-ndiso of Merit Only"
Judge Jones Throws Caae Oat Before
It Progresses Far and Warns
George W. Tlppens was exonerated
of the charge of threatening to commit
a felony when he appeared before Dis
trict Judge Jones yesterday in answer
to a complaint sworn to by a neighbor,
Daniel Miller. Miller said that Mr.
Tlppens had fired several revolver
shots at him and had made numerous
threats against his life.
Mr. Tippens asserted that he had
shot at some ducks when Miller was
100 yards away, hidden by an embank
ment and out of range, and denied that
he had ever threatened the man's life.
Judge Jones took the case out of the
hands of the attorneys before It had
progressed far, with the declaration
that he did not believe there was any
merit in the contentions of thencom
plainant. The judge declared that he
did not believe that Mr. Tippens had
ever shot at Miller, or that he was the
kind of man who would commit a
"Leave him alone and he will leave
you alone," he told Miller.
Mr. Tippens had been a sailor in the
Spanish-American war and participated
in the battle of Manila Bay.
The trouble was said to have been
over a suit of clothes Mr. Tlppens
MAI C DDI MOID A I Q "U MM Am" missed from his boathouse at Bridge
Miller filed suit for $6300 damages
against Mr. Tippens in the Circuit
Court only Tuesday because of the
shots he said were fired at him.
School Director Says Men Xaturally
Select Pretty Women to Teach.
CHICAGO, Jan. 24. Male high school
principals are "only human," Jacob M.
Loeb, president of the Board of Edu
cation, said tonight In explaining why
he agrees largely with the indignant
charge made at a Board meeting yes
terday by Mrs. George P. Vosbrink. a
member, that principals In selecting
teachers paid little attention to mental
equipment and much to charm of face!
"You would think they were filling
up a musical comedy chorus instead of
seeking fit guides for children, pro
tested Mrs. Vosbrink.
Mr. Loeb said: "It is only human
that the high school principals, who
are men. should consider these qualities
In a woman."
SHIRKING DUTY CHARGED
(Continued From First Page.)
as the settling of private disputes by
the sword ha3 now become unthinka
ble, so, I think, wo may hope that the
time will come when all the nations
of the world will play the part which
Cromwell described as his life work
to act as constable and keep peace.
That time will come, I hope.
"But this whole question is not an
abstract question for the future. It is
a. question of life and death now. In
Judging whether that result can be
secured by his methods, it is impossi
ble for us to forget the past. For gen
erations humane men. men of good will
among all nations, have striven by The
Hague convention, by peace confer
ences and by all other means to make
war Impossible, or at least to mitigate
the horrors of war. When war comes,
by what means can these barriers built
up against barbarism be made effec
tive? They cannot be preserved by the
belligerents if any of them choose to
ignore them. It is only from neutral
states that effective sanction can be
given to them.
Neutrals Charged With Doing Nothing.
"What happened? At the very out
break of the war the Germans swept
aside every one of these barriers. They
tore up treaties which they them
selves solemnly signed. They strewed
mines in the open sea. They commit
ted every atrocity on sea and land
against The Hague convention, which
they themselves 'had signed. They
made war on women and children.
They destroyed neutrals as ruthlessly
ais they did their enemies. They are
at this moment driving the population
conquered territory into slavery.
RUSH TO HAWAII IS ON
Great Northern and Matson Boats
. Fully Booked for Two Slonths.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 24. (Spe
cial.) How the hotels in Honolulu are
going to care for the large number of
travelers going to the islands' Is a
question which is being asked by
steamship officials with all seriousness.
The Great Northern, with more than
half a thousand travelers, . and the
Matsonia with half that number, left
California ports today.
From now for the next two months
all accommodations are taken on the
Matson steamers and the Great North
ern for Hawaii, and It promises to be
the blgrgest tourist season the islands
have ever seen. Tourists from the East
are coming out in larger numbers than
ever, and are turning to California and
Hawaii Instead of the resorts along
the Gulf Coast, according to all pas
RATE CASE IS DISMISSED
Crown Willamette Paper Company
Loses Fight on Paper Tariffs.
OREGON! AN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Jan. 24. The Interstate Com
merce Commission today dismissed the
complaint of the Crown Willamette
Paper Company against the Santa Fe
Railroad, in which lower rates were
asked on mixed carloads of news print
paper, wrapping paper and bags
shipped to Phoenix, Prescott and
grouped points in Arizona.
The Santa Fe, however, is directed to
put into effect an 80-cent rate through
Portland and Stockton to Phoenix to
meet the Southern Pacific rate and
90-cent rate to points north of Phoenix
as it offered to do during the argument
of the case.
J.klix. Jan. 24. (By wireless to
Sayvllle, N. Y.) The newspapers com
ment today on President Wilson's
speech, and virtually all of them ap
preciate the President's sincerity and
exalted humanitarian spirit. Thus the
conservative Kreuz Zeitung says that
Germany, having maintained peace for
more than 40 yars and having now
stretched out its hand for peace, can
therefore accept the appeal. It, how.
ever, considers it doubtful whether
Russia will accept the message in the
same spirit, as alien races there have
In no way enjoyed safety of life, lib
erty of worship or social evolution.
In addition, it points out. the peace
conditions as set forth In the entente's
last note are hardly reconcilable with
the President's programme, since they
contain among others annexation of
German territory, the annihilation and
partition of Austria-Hungary and Tur
key, the surrender of the German mer
chant navy, and Germany's financial
The Overseas News Agency, which
gives out for publication a summary of
the views of the press, quotes the in
dependent National Taeglichs Rund
schau as saying that the entente s note
oarefully avoided ther mention of "Ger
many," substituting the "German na
tions (peoples) as If the oerman
union had already been annihilated
agaiitst'the will of the German nation
by brute force. The Rundscha; de
clares that President Wilson's efforts
will be without result so long as the
entente insists upon "the continuation
fof the war until Germany's annihila
Destruction of Germany Seen.
The Deutsche Tages Zeitung objects
to the message and declares it was in
spired by preconceived anti-German
irieaa and that the application of its
principles would mean the destruction
of Germany ana ner ames.
tv T.okal AnzeiErer calls the Presl
dent's statement "a very remarkable
and exceptional document. which
however. Is of limited practical im
A sordine- to the Lokal Anzeiger,
President Wilson apparently overlooked
the fact that a large numoer or me
ideas outlined in his address had al
roariv been reflected by the entente in
its last note in reply to. the United
"Thus." says the paper, "the shade
of King Edward would protest against
the idea of abandoning me cngusn
principle of the balance of power and
of aggressive coalitions and would
equallv protest against the neutraliza
tion of the important thoroughfares of
the ocean, such as the Strait of Gibral
tar, the Suez Canal and the English
Humanitarian Spirit Appreciated.
The Lokal Anzelger, however, appre
ciates the "humanitarian spirit of the
message, but asks whether it will be
able to Influence the world at the
moment, when "ten states, who against
the promise given to Mr. Wilson, plan
our annihilation. prepare a lerrioie
common attack that is intended to ac-
"At the present lime, it continues.
the onlv language which seems ap
propriate is that of cannon, since it Is
our enemies who want to understand
no other language."
The Vossische Zeitung points out
that President Wilson's ideas, no doubt,
will find an echo in the country where
the philosopher itant wrote nis iamous
book on "Perpetual Peace." It eays
that his ideas on freedom include the
rejection of the balance of power ana
the rejection of aggressive coalitions,
and are identical wtih the principles
underlying the German foreign policy
for a long time.
The paper, however, contends Presi
dent Wilson's statement, does not ap
preciate the sincere endeavors of the
central powers to terminate the war.
and makes no mention of the dissent
ing answer given by the entente to
Germany's peace offer and asks wheth
er the principles of autonomy, self
government and free access to the seas
are to be applied also respectively to
Finns. Indians, Lithuanians, Courland
ens and to the Strait of. Gibraltar,
Singapore, the fauez Canal.
Ideas Held to Be Like Germany's.
The Catholic Germanla agrees with
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the majority of the principles set forth
In the President's address, adding:
His ideas about the character the
coming peace ought to have is prac
tically identical with tne principles
laid down in the peace oner 01 tne
central powers. As to the equality ot
nations and the freeaom or tne seas,
those have always been the aim of Ger
Germanla asks whether certain ideas
enunciated in the President's speech
Imply a change of the German political
system, but says that this is improb
able, as the message Itself sets forth
the right of self-government of all na
tions and that no nations shall be al
lowed to impose upon others its form
of government. The paper doubts
whether under present circumstances
the President's utterances will be able
to change the hard facts, and concludes:
"Our reason tells us that our next
task is to gain a peace, which guaran
tees our existence, our honor, our lib
erty of evolution, as stated in our note
to our enemies on December 12. But
these very rights are jeopardized by the
The Tageblatt funy indorses the gen
eral principles of the message and coil'
siders that there ought to be an obsta
cle against "the Russlf ication of Con
It declares that the problem of Gi
braltar, the Suez Canal and other
strategical positions ought to be taken
The Socialist Vorwaerts says: "The
President of the United States, in a
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WAY. WINNIPEG TO ST. PAUL.
essage to the Senate, has laid down
principles for future European peace
which are as much acceptable as a
basis of discussion for the governments
of the central powers as the war alms
laid down in the entente's reply, which
were impossible of doubt for them."
The Vorwaerts declares that the
President's message is "partial neither
to the central powers nor the entente,
but is "neutral and Inspired by the
wish to serve the cause itself."
The central powers are of the same
mind as President Wilson in the wish
to secure a lasting peace at an early
date, the Daner declares, adding:
We want autonomy ot nations, out
we do not want that Interpreted 1
fashion which changes the principle
Into its verv opposite by Jeopardizing
the right of the German nation to me
free determination to its own late.
FRENCH RAIDS SUCCESSFUL
Entente Forces Advance South ofl
Somme and in Woevre.
PARIS, Jan. 24. French troops made
several successful raids last night near
Chilly, south of the Somme, and In the
Woevre . district, the War Office an
Patrols were unusually active In the
Sellle region, near the eastern end of I
With Weather Clear and Cold Drivers
Find Going Difficult Gabriel
Campbell Breaks Way.
WINNIPEG, Jan. 24. Eleven dog
teams and as manv drivers. the
hardiest and sturdiest In the north
country, were skimming over-unbroken
trails to the south of Winnipeg tonight
on the first lap of the 522mlle classic.
Red River Derby, from this city to St.
Paul. The weather was clear and cold,
but the drivers found the going diffi
cult. Late today they wei'e well
bunched, nearly 20 miles south of this
A special train wilt keep . in close
touch with the contestants throughout
the race and replenish their food sup
plies when necessary.
The start of the race was delayed
while a score of motion-picture oper
ators photographed the entrants and
officials assisting let the get-away.
Gabriel Campbell, a young Indian of
r To Man r.nr r V. - . t Vi .
i termed "unlucky No. 1." c mDellins:
hlm to break the fail at the outset.
Premier NorTls. at the request of
President Louis W. Hill, of the St. Paul
Carnival Association, under whose
auspices the race is being held, gave
the word for Campbell to start. The
race will be a go-as-you-please affair.
The-flrivers will ride but little, and it
will be a test of endurance for them,
as well as for the dogs.
Two of the contestants, A. Hartman
and Michael Kelley, are Americans.
The former is from Boston. Kelley Is
a native of Antigo, Wis.
- The other starters were Albert Camp
bell, Gabriel Campbell, James Metcalf
and Williani Grayson, of Le Pas, Man.;
Gunnar Guttorson, of Ames, "Man.;
Thorda Thordarson, of Gimlt. Man.;
Gunnar Thomason. of Hales, Mao.:
Orris West, of Kaspabowle, Ont, and
Hyertur Hanson, of Selkirk, Man.
creased cost of paper and other ma
terials, the combination of the Sun
six morning, six evening and the Sun
day Sun at the rate of 13 issues for 10
cents a week after February 1 will be
13 cents a week.
GERMAN LOSSES 2,000,000
Berlin Estimates Forces Available
for Several Years More.-
BERLIN, Jan. 24. (By wireless to
Sayville. N. TO Estimating the total
German losses In the war at about
2.000,000. the National Zeitung, of
Berlin, says that there are available
surxicient iorces to carry on the war
for several years more. The newspaper
gives available figures of casulties and
"If the total losses are calculated
about 2,000,000, the German reserves
would still number 7.000.000 out of the
9.000,000 with which the war was
begun. On the other hand large num
bers of young men have reached tte
age. of military service during the war.
According to a conservative calculation
Germany has had in this way an ad
dition of 1-.500.000 to her forces."
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BALTIMORE. ' Md.. Jan. 24. An
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CAUCUS SET FOR FRIDAY tvj
Democrats to Discuss Provisions of I
New Revenue Bill.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 24. Democrat
ic Leader Kitchin announced today that
the caucus of House Democrats on the
new revenue bill will be held Friday
night instead of Thursday as first
He expressed the belief the bill
would be passed by the House Tues
day or Wednesday.
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(Continued From First Pagre.
fullest expression on the subject." said
Senator Stone. "Let the country dis
cuss: let the world discuss It. But for
the Senate to set aside such an amount
of tune as this resolution proposes,
when no official action can be taken
seems to me to be a melancholy waste
Senator Shafroth of Colorado pro
posed the Senate discuss the matter in
special sessions after March 4 when
it will meet to consider Cabinet ap
pointments and other nominations.
Senator Lodge urged adoption of the
resolution now, maintaining it would
save instead of waste . time, because
any Senator can discuss the issues if
he chooses, no matter what legislation
is under consideration.
Short Line to Build to Jarbridge.
JARBRIDGE. Nev.. Jan. 24. (Spe
cial.) The Oregon CShort Line Rail
road Company will begin work this
Spring on the extension of the branch
between Twin Falls and Rogerson
Idaho, to Jarbridge, a distance of 65
miles. A survey was made last Fall.
Jarbridge is one of the largest mining
camps in the state.
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