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THE MORNING . OKEGOXIAN, TUUIISD AT JANUARY 23, 1917.
SEA BATTLE WAGED
Gunnery in North Sea Engage
ment Is Marred by
Dark Night. -
BRITISH SINK OWN SHIP
Destroyer, Damaged by ' Shell Fire,
Sent to Bottom so as Not to '
Be Menace to Otlier Units
ot Fighting Flotilla.. .
LONDON, Jan. 24. The latest reports
received in naval circles from the naval
action in the North Sea serve only to
confirm the official" announcement of
the Admiralty. It is not considered
likely that many details will be added
to the official report, as -the battle
was fought in a night of pitchy black
ness. Naval officials are surprised that
an engagement was possible under
those circumstances and point out that,
as the combatants carried no lights, ac
curate gunnery must ' have been ex
The theory that German destroyers
came from Zeebrugge Is not given
much credence by naval officers, who
declare it is not even certain the Ger
man flotilla came from the Belgian
port. The bow of the British destroy
er lost In the engagement was com
pletely carried away by a German tor
pedo and since it was considered Im
possible to tow to port, she was sunk
as, if she were left afloat, she might
become a menace to other units of the
Germans Lose Destroyer
A survivor of the German destroyer
V-69, interviewed at Ymuiden by the
correspondent of the Evening News,
says the main action occurred at a
. point 30 miles off Zeebrugge. His
vessel, with another torpedo-boat de
stroyer, formed the rearguard of a.
flotilla of 11 vessels.
Suddenly the German flotilla was
confronted by two British squadrons
composed of four and six big ships
each. The British marksmanship was
accurate and the V-69 was badly hit.
The compass and steering gear being
destroyed, the officers of the German
destroyer followed the stars and used
the propellers in steering toward a
German port. While making for home
they were confronted by four destroy
ers, and the V-69 ran for the Dutch
"We don't know what happened to
the other vessels," the survivor con
cluded, "but they must have got It
BERLIN, via London, Jan. 24. One
British destroyer was sunk and another
was observed to be in a sinking condi
tion in the North Sea naval engage
ment, the Admiralty announces.
One Vessel Damigcd.
"One German torpedo-boat put In at
Tmuiden in a damaged condition. The
others returned with slight damage.
The announcement follows:
"In the course of an enterprise un
dertaken by a- portion of our destroyer
forces an engagement occurred early In
the morning of January 23 with British,
naval forces. One enemy destroyer was
sunk during the fight. After the en
gagement a second was observed by our
airplanes-to be in a sinking condition.
"One of our torpedo-boats, which was
In distress owing to damage sustained,
according to news received, has arrived
at Ymuiden. All the other boats re
turned wUth slight damage."
KLAMATH FARMERS UNITE
Organization Is Formed Under Fed
eral Farm Loan Act. '
KAMATH FALLS, Or., Jan. 24. (Spe
cial.) About 25 farmers met at the
office of County Agriculturist H.
Poland Qlaisyer in this city, last Sat
urday, to study the provisions of the
Federal farm loan act. Mrs. L. B. Hague
called the meeting to order, after which
Mr.i Glaisyer presided. He gave a
thorough exposition of the meaning of
the act and the necessary steps in or
Kanizing to secure funds according to
the terms of the bill. ...
Eleven farmers then voted to or
ganize and proceeded to elect a board
of .directors, composed as follows:
Charles Mack, Captain J. P. Lee, D.
M. Cunningham, F. H, Nelson and J. P.
Satterlee The name of the new or
ganization Is to be" the Klamath Falls
National Farm Loan Association. The
directors then went into executive ses
sion and selected Charles Mack as
president. Captain Lee as vice-presi-tlent
and Mrs. L. B. Hague as secretary
treasurer. COUNTY TO PAVE FURTHER
Clackamas Prepares to Improve
Highway to : Portland.
OREGON" CITT, Or., . Jan. 24. (Spe
cial.) County paving . will probably
begin in May at he point on the
Eighth-second street road where work
vas stopped early last Fall, said
County Judge Anderson today. .
The county improved between one
and two miles of the Eighth-second- or
Graya Crossing road leading south out
of Portland when money appropriated
for this purpose was exhausted and
work stopped. The plant is at the
"Wills gravel pit near the Clackamas
Multnomah County line.
BURNS HONORED TONIGHT
Clan Macleay Arranges Elaborate
Celebration of Birthday.
The annual celebration, of the birth
day of Robert Burns by Clan Macleay
AH EXPERT ON COLDS
Comparatively few people realize that
a cold is a signal of physical weakness.
To treat a cold with "weakening
. physics, alcoholic syrups or drugged
pills, may possibly smother the cold
but tlfey also reduce the body powers
still further and invite another cold
or more serious sickness.
Scott's Emulsion has always been an
expert on colds, because it peculiarly
enriches the blood, quickly tones up the
forces and strengthens both throat and
chest. Scott's build3 strength from
its very source to relieve the fV
coia ana creates power to neip
prevent sickness. Try Scott's.
Refuse substitutes. - - .
i Scott & Bowse, Bloomfield, M. J. loa27
will be held tonight at Jthe Masonic
Temple at 8 o'clock. -
A special platform has been prepared
in the auditorium to accommodate the
dancers who will present the National
dances of Scotland and there will be
a large attendance of Scots from parts
of" the state outside of Portland.
"Following is the programme an
nounced: Scdttlsli overture. Collins" Orchestra: bar
pipe selections. Pipe Major T. M. UacDon-'
ald; remarks, Chief. A. T. Mathew; sons,
"Scottish Blue Bells." Mrs. Jane Burns Al
bert; Scotch reel. Misses Marie and Irene
Watson; "Reel o" Tulloch." W. Hood and C.
Thompson; song, "Afton Water," Harold
Hurlburt; "Shean Trews," Misses Watson;
word dance. Mr. Thompson; sons;. "Far
Oven Ton Hills of the Heather Sae Green."
Mrs. Rita Lavson Cormack; humorous sons;,
Lachlan -MacNeil ; son?.."Gae Bring; tao Me
a Pint o" Wine," E. Maldwyn Evans: high
land schottlsche; "Highland Fling," Quartet
dancers: song. "Caller Herrln," Mrs. Jane
Burns Albert; "Sailor's Hornpipe," Misses
Watson; song, "The Hundred Pipers." Har
old Hurlburt; humorous song, Lachlan
MacNeil; song, "Angae MacDonald," Mrs.
Rita ' Lavnn Cormack; Russian dance.
Misses Watson; song, "Standard on the
Braes o' Mar," E. Maldwyn Evans; "Auld
I.,ang Syne." Accompanist, Mrs. Louise Stew
art Shearer; - -
CAUCUS TO BE SECRET
REPUBLICANS IX POISE ABANDON
PUBLIC SESSION poiacv.
Representative Gardner Outlines Pro
gramme of Progressive Tendencies '
la. Effort to Harmonise Party.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 24. Republican
members of the House tonight formally
dropped the pQliey of holding open
publio conferences over party matters,
and by a vote of 108 to 15 agreed to
secret caucus to harmonize differ
ences. . . '
Representative Gardner, on whose
petition the conference was held, urged
his colleagues to abandon the "policy
of strict and undeviating conservatism
which has been so marked of late years
except during Roosevelt's second term,"
and submitted a legislative programme
for the party. Hia programme includ
ed unemployment insurance, old age
insurance, a minimum wage for women
and children, an eight-hour day for
women and children, with no overtime,
compulsory arbitration of all trans
portation disputes, compulsory trlllitary
training, immediate preparedness, the
budget system and elimination of
"pork" in public building and rivers
and harbors acts..
"The brains are on 'our side of the
house," aald Mr. Gardner. "Democrats
spend money like drunken sailors, bat
for all that the people will retain them
in power, in spite of Democratic in
competence, if we turn our backs on
liberal legislation." -
POTATO BUYERS ACTIVE
Price Goes XTp to $.2 Per 100 PTund9
In Clarke County, i
RIDGEFIELD, Wash, Jan. 24. (Spe
cial. -Potatoes are in great demand
and good prices are being offered. Po
tato buyers are going over this county
buying every available sack and paying
Charles H. Greely recently opened a
warehouse at Vancouver in which is
stored more than 1000 sacks. He also
made heavy shipments.
According to his statement, he has
disbursed nearly $30,000 in . Clarke
County, mostly in this section, for pota
toes, up to January 1 be had shipped
90 cars and expects to ship about 27
more within a week or so.
'The poorest and smallest spuds are
bringing $1.50 a - sack, -while choice
ti(H Q t.ltia In fa llMo ) o lira.aH n , H a
station are netting the farmers $2.10
a hundred pounds. Small lots delivered
at the Various warehouses over the
county are bringing $2 a hundred
LECTURES WILL BE GIVEN
irst of Series at St. David's Church
Next Sunday Kvening.
The first of a series of stereopticon
lectures on "The Conquest of the Con
tinent" will be given in St. David's
Episcopal Church Sunday night under
the auspices of the women's auxiliary
of the board of missions of the Epis
copal Church. Rev. Thomas Jenkins
wili give the talk. ,
The next lecture of this series will
be on Tuesday night in Trinity parish
house. Dr. Morrison, rector of the
parish, " will lecture. On Wednesday
the lecture will be held in St. Stephens'
Pro-Cathedral and on Thursday, in St.
Mark's and Friday in St. " Matthews'
parish . house. These lectures, axe all
free to anyone interested in the spread
of missions and in the influences they
BANKRUPTCY PLEA MADE
iJtney ' Drivers Union Head Seeks
Relief 'From Creditors.
A. A. Thielke, president of' the Jitney
Drivers' Union, yesterday filed a peti
tion with the clerk of the United States
District Court that he be adjudged a
bankrupt. Arthur I. Mqulton appeared
as his attorney.
Mr. Thielke swears in his schedule
that secured claims against him amount
to $82 and unsecured claims $459. He
has no assets. The value of his house
hold property and personal property.
from which he seeks exemption, he says
amounts to $307. Some of the unsecured
claims against Mr. Thielke include bills
for professional services rom three
Portland physicians and two judgments
awarded against him in the .District
IDAHO PASTOR ACCEPTS
Rev.' E. P. Lawrence to Take Pastor
ate of Kenilwortli Presbyterian.
Rev. E. Percy -Lawrence, pastor of
the Sterry Memorial Presbyterian
Church, of Roswell, Idaho, has accept
ed a call - to the pastorate of Kenil-
worth Presbjtferian Church. Word was
received yesterday from Mr. Lawrence
that he would assume his new duties on
March 1. Mr. Lawrence is prominent in
church work in Idaho and will be wel
comed here by his new congregation
Kenilworth Church has had no regu
lar pastor since the resignation of Rev.
L. K. Richardson, who was called to a
large Eastern church.
Stevenson Mayor Delegate.
" STEVENSON. Wash.. Jan." 2. (Spe
cial.) Walter G. Hofford. Mayor of
Stevenson, will represent ' Skamania
County at the meeting of the Inter
state Highway Association to be- held
at Pasco, wash., February -2 and 3,
1917, and. an effort will be made to
have the Board County Conimis
sioners represented there by at least
one member. The representatives
from this county will be there largely
in the interest of.&tate Kol No. S.
Germans Take 1500 Prisoners.
BERLIN, Jan. 24 (By wireless to
Sayville N. Y.) Capture by German
forces of 1500 Russian prisoners. ' as
well as considerable ground, near the
river Aa at the northern end of the
Russo-German front, was announced
.by the Vr Office tonight.
OFFER IS ACCEPTED
Ambassador Gerard to Inves
tigate Belgians' Condition.
DEPORTAJIONS GOING ON
Washington Waives Question of Ger
man Right to Act, for Time at
Least, and Takes Berlin at
Word in Ordering Probe.
"WASHINGTON, Jan24. Ambassador
Gerard at Berlin has been instructed
by the' State Department to accept the
German government's offer to permit
an investigation of conditions prevail
ing among Belgians deported into Ger
many by the military authorities in the
eonquered section. The department, it
was stated officially today, has not yet
been informed of how many men or
what machinery will be required to
make the inquiry, all this having been
left discretionary with the Embassy.
'insB action was taken in response to
a suggestion in the German note reply
ing t the protest of the United States
against the deportation. After defend
ing the course of the military authori
ties as necessary and not in violation
of the principles of international law or
humanity; the note added:
If the Government of the "United
States attaches enougtl Importance to
it. a member of its Embassy in Berlin
would Be permitted with pleasure to
inform himself by personal visits about
the conditions under which these per
sons are living."
It is admitted that the nronosed in
vestigation touches only the surface of
the complaint. Involving as it does
merely the present living conditions of
those deported and not the Injustice of
the deportations. What further the
American Government can do, if any
thing, in me matter is undecided, aa it
has been stated, for some time that the
usual diplomatic measures were ex
hausted. The issue, admitted to be a serious
one, for the time has been overshad
owed by peace talk. Whether any step
should be taken which might compli
cate the delicate negotiations through
wnicn it is noped .to aid in ending the
war, is a question of grave imnortnn
Officials here are known to feel that
Germany, Instead of yielding to "the re
monstrances made by the United States
and also by Spain. Holland, Switzer-
iana ana tne Vatican, has given notice
that she intends to continue the de
portations. The latest report received at the de
partment about a. week ago showed
they were going on unabated, and that
the total deported then had reached
E. B.DENNISDN RETAKEN
BLACKMAILER WASTED AT CR.VXTS
PASS, tUSlJ AT PITTSBURG.
Indeterminate Sentence In Oregon Es
caped by Skipping Bond Sensa
tional Case Recalled.
GRANTS PASS. Oa. Jan. 24. fSne-
cial.) Sheriff George Lewis will leave
for Pittsburg, Pa., tomorrow to bring
Ernest B. Dennlson, alias George C.
Huff back to Oregon to serve out a
sentence in the State Penitentiary.
Dennlson. was convicted In this county
two years ago. on a charge of an at
tempt to extort money by blackmail,
and was sentenced to an indeterminate
sentence in the penitentiary.
He gave notice of appeal, was re
leased under bonds of $2000, and dis
appeared. The bonding company locat
ed Dennison in PUtsbnrg on Monday,
and he was arrested last night, accord
ing to advices received by the officers
here today. . Sheriff Lewis will stop in
Salem for requisition papers from the
The County Attorney was notified hv
the Pittsburg officers today that Den
nison was .commencing habeas corpus
proceedings to attempt to regain his
freedom, and that a member of Con
gress had agreed; to go on his bonds
The Dennison case was the most sen
sational, ever heard in local courts.
uennison. witn two detectives, came
nere aoring the summer of 1914 and
located Oslin M. Jackson, for whom
there was an indictment in New York,
living here under the name of "Bob"
Jackson. The evidence at the trial
showed that Dennison and the detec
tives attempted to get Jackson to car
over a sum of money, and failing in
this had him arrested as a fugitive
(Jackson was held in Jail here for
some time,, and Lieutenant Flood of the
mew .lora ponce came to take him
back. A few minutes before the start
waa 'to be made for New York, word
came from Distriot Attorney Whitman
dismissing' the action against Jackson.
- ine latter instituted proceedings for
blackmail and Dennison was convicted".
CONSOLIDATION PLAN IS UP
fOontlaned From First Pare.)
at Joint meetings of the committee, and
tnat Mr. Browaell have the honor of
presiding, at the first meeting. It was
so ordered by unanimous vote.
The ice broken by their two chair
men, the committee got right down to
business. Both sides evinced a sincere
desire to co-operate to the end that a
real ' consolidation .programme be put
It "was agreed that from now on all
consolidation measures brought into
eitrfer. house, except by individual leg
islators, are to be introduced aa the
bills of the joint consolidation commit
tee They will be, introduced only
after they have been thoroughly
threshed out. in the committee first,
and agreed upon as the best measures
that can be framed. .' .
Committees to "Work Separately.
At the same time, the two commit
tees will continue to" work separately.
Representative Browne!!," Senator Dim
ick. Representative Thomas and other
members of both committees expressed
thi belief that better results could be
accomplished if bills were first framed
by the committees separately and then
brought before the Joint committee, to
b.5 threshed Into final shape. .
It developed that this was also the
unanimous opinion of all the other
members. Without the formality of a
motion, it was agreed that this course
wiH be followed.
Senator Dimick opened the meeting
by expressing the attitude of the Sen
- "We want to meet the committee
from the House, take up these mat
ters of consolidation, discuss them,
consider them Jointly and. if we can
do so, agree on the best measures, ir
respective of where they come from
or who introduced them," said he.
"We want to meet with youi we want
to hold Joint sessions every day, if
necessary. We realize that unless we
do this we'll get nothing done."
Representative Brownell, speaking as
chairman of the House committee,
heartily seconded these views. .
"We want to work together and
round out a programme of genuine
consolidation legislation," he said. "We
are all working for the same purpose,
and I feel that we certainly can work
Mr. Brownell then suggested that
better results could be accomplished,
probably, if the separate committee
continued to meet separately and shape
ud their ideas relative to consolidation,
and then at the joint meeting incor
porate these ideas into one joint com
mittee bill on each proposed consolida
tion. The suggestion met with nnanimoua
approval, and then the committee ben
gafl to discuss the measure passed
Monday by the Senate, consolidating
the . State Tax Commission with the
Public Service Commission.
- Anther Slot Particular.
The bill was read. This waa followed
by the reading of the House bill in
troduced by Representative Thomas,
also a member of the committee consol
idating the Tax . Commission with the
Board of Control and providing for a
tax expert at $2500 and a secretary at
$1800 a year.
"I am not going to be a stickler for
any provislon'volunteered Mr. Thomas.
"I am here hoping we can unite on a
good bill regardless of who introduces
Senator Barrett, Representative Rit-
ner. Senator HurLey and Senator Dim
ick, among others, discussed the rela
tlve'merlts of the two measures.
"The purpose of the Senate bill," ex
plained Dimick. "waa to combine the
Tax Commission with the Public Serv
ice Commission, which receives the
same statistics on the valuations ot
corporations.and save at least the $10,-
000 for the bienntum in present sal
aries of the Tax Commissioners."
Commission Can Handle Work.
He said be had been Informed by H.
H. Corey, of the Public Service Com
mission, that that body could take over
the work without great difficulty.
President Moser, of the Senate, who
attended the meeting in an ex-officio
capacity, added that he -bad talked to
Frank Miller, chairman of the Public
Service Commission, and to Commis
sioner Buchtel, and that both had said
they could handle the tax commission
work in fine shape if the consolidation
were effected, though they were natur
ally not eager to load themselves up
with the additional work.
Representative Ritner said the House
committee had talked the subject- over
very thoroughly with the Board of
Control, composed of the Governor,
Secretary of State and State Treas
urer, and that they believed the effi
ciency of the Tax Commission would
best be conserved by having a tax
expert under the Board of Control.
"But I am open to conviction and
would like to hear from the Public
Service Commissioners," he added
Tax Expert Wanted. "
"It's evident we are not very
ar apart," remarked Representative
"It appears to me, after this discus
sion, that it Just depends on what body
is to supersede the Tax Commission."
He said be felt tnat the man who
handled the Tax Commission's work
must be trained along that line and
that the Publio Service Commission,
if the work were put under it, should
have an expert to handle tax matters.
"I believe we're going to work this
thing out all right," he concluded.
Just before the meetinflr adlourned
the text of a bill prepared by the House
committee, which will be discussed at
tomorrow's Joint session, was read.
Labor Commissioner Provided.
This bill creates a new Oregon Com
mission of Labor, of three members, at
$3000 a year each, in which would be
consolidated the present Labor Com
missioner, Board of Inspectors of Child
Labor, Industrial Welfare Commission
and Industrial Accident Commission.
The present Labor Commissioner,
however, would continue to be a mem
ber of the new commission, of which
he would ' be .chairman. His office
would be elective, but the other two
commissioners would be appointed for
four-year terms by the Governor.
Senator Dimick said the Senate com
mittee had prepared a bill for consoli
dation of the same offices, introduction
of which had been withheld in order to
submit it to the Joint committee. It
also will be read tomorrow. It is un
derstood that this Senate bill goes even
further than the House bill and con
solidates the departments named under
only one. instead of three commissions.
All the members of both committees
attended tonight's meeting. The Sen
ate committee comprises Senators
Dimick, Cusick. Orton, Barrett- and
Hurley. On the House committee are
Representatives Brownell. Ritner,
Thomas. Porter and Portwood.
Members of both houses are unaf
fectedly pleased over the results of
the first Joint consolidation meeting
and the prospects for co-operation.
BOWMAN'S BILL IS ATTACKED
Hearing Is Held on Measure to Bar
Sectarian Institutions From ' Aid.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or.. Jan. 14.
(Special.) A large crowd attended
the meeting of the House committee on
health and public morals tonight to
consider Representative Bowman's bill
to prohibit the state from giving nnan-
cial aid to any sectarian institution.
Indirectly the measure proposes to
establish state institutions for the care
of those dependents or delinquents now
accommodated in private institutions.
. Various speakers, including John F.
Logan, Judse Guy C. H. Corliss and
Dan J. Malarkey, attacked the sub
stance of the measure with a great deal
of bitterness and warmth on the ground
that it is discriminatory against all re
ligions, particularly the Catholics.
They also presented reports show
ing that it costs the state $22 to $25 a
month to care for its own delinquents,
while it costs but $8 to $10 a month to
care for them In the institutions.
The bill once was reported to the
House favorably and waa supported by
a test vote on the floor of the House
by ' a good majoriry. It then was re
ferred to the committee.
'THIRD HOtTSE IN LIVE SESSION
1 MM V
Amusing Resolutions and Satirical
Bills Form Programme. "
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan.
24. (Special.,) A lively session of the
"Third House" waa staged In the House
chamber tonight. Frank Davey pre
sided as speaker. A series of amusing
resolutions were passed and satirical
The entertainment was a part of the
programme of the State Retail Grocers'
Association, who are holding their con
Cbehalis Cows Rank Sigh.
CHEHALI8, Wash, Jan. 24. (Spe
cial.) The four cows at the head of
the record of the Chehalis District Cow
Testing Association, which has just
been finished for last month, have a
splendid record, one attaining the rank
of second in the state. They are the
property of Anton Adolphsen, but until
recently belonged to the Grasmere
Dairy, of this place. The highest rec
ord made was 1912 pounds of milk, av
eraging 4.92 per cent of fat and 94.10
pounds butterfat- -
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STOCKMES WA5T COLISErSI PPT
UP, HO WETER, AT FAIIlCIlOrSDS.
Opposition la Expressed to Merging
Dairy and Food Com miss loner' a
Office With Anotker.'
STATES CAPITOL. Salem, Or., Jan. 24.
(Special.) Pure-bred livestock men
of Oregon, at their convention here to
night, recommended that the Oregon
State Fair's request for $50,000 for
livestock premiumsbe cut to $40,000.
They urged, however, that a livestock
coliseum be built at the fairgrounds.
They also went on record as favor
ing the Jones bill for a tax on dogs,
the moneys from which would be used
to reimburse owners of sheep that are
killed by dogs.
The stockmen are opposed to the
Agricultural Commission, as proposed
in House bill 173, and also are against
measures seeking to consolidate the
Dairy and Food Commissioner's office
with some other department. J. M.
Dickson. N. C. Maris. H. West, R. W.
Hogg and A. Wells met today with the
legislative consolidation committee.
The breeders also are opposed to com
bining the Stallion Registration Board
with the Sanitary Livestock Board.
H. West suggested an amendment to
the branding law which would exempt
owners who have cattle for the show
Dr. Lytle, State Veterinarian, said
that scab has appeared among sheep
again and suggested legislation to pre
vent Its further spread. It was de
cided to keep William Shumerick here
during the balance of the legislative
session to watch out for legislation de
sired by the stockmen.
DRY BILL REPORT DtTE TODAY
House Probably Will Pass Measure
by Big Margin Friday.
STATE CAPITOt Salem. Or, Jan. 24.
(Special.). The Anderson-Eddy bone
dry prohibition bill probably will be re
ported to the House tomorrow with the
recommendation that it be passed. That
will bring it up for final passage Fri
day. There is no question about Its adop
tion In the House with 60 or more af
The committee on alcoholic traffic,
which has the measure in charge, has
been holding hearings for the last few
days and has made a number of amend
ments in accordance with recommenda
tions made by various representative
individuals at Monday night's public
One change will permit the manufac
ture of denatured alcohol; another will
meet the requirements of retail drug
gists, wholesale druggists and practic
The bill will be passed with the
emergency clause and will become a
law as soon as it passes the Senate and
is signed by the Governor.
The committee voted to report the
bill favorably, Elmore. Goode, Burton
and Mrs. Thompson voting "aye" and
Stott "nay." The question now will be
fought out on the floor of the House.
ANTI-PICKETIKG - BILXj IS IX
Kubll Introduces Much Discussed
Measure in House.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or.. Jan. 24.
(Special.) Representative Kubll In
troduced the famous antl-plcketing bill
in the House this morning. It is the
measure advocated by the Portland Em
ployers' Association and for which
group of Portland business men staged
a demonstration before the Multnomah
delegation in the Senate chamber last
An effort was made to have the bill
introduced as a Multnomah County
measure, but only part of the delega
tion will support it. Kubli himself says
that he is in hearty sympathy with it
and that he will work hard for its
It would make it unlawful for labor
organizations or individuals to .carry
boycott banners before business places
or to assemble for the purpose of pick
eting a place against which a strike
had been declared.
The bill carries an emergency clause
which would make it Impossible for
the laboring people to invoke the ref
erendum in the event of its becoming
a law. .. -
FLAG HELD UP TO ALIENS
Dr. Boyd Tells Citizenship Classes
of Duty to Government.
Rev. John H. Boyd was the speaker
at an assembly held last night at the
Americanization School. Park and Hall
"It is easy to pick flaws." he said
"There are flaws in the government of
the city of Portland, of the state of
Oregon amd of the United States. But
it is your duty to help make this tne
best Government possible. You should
learn to look upon the flag as th
emblem of the most divine institution
this world of ours has ever produced.
Martin Estate Valued at $8900.
PENDLETON, Or., Jan. 24. (-Special.)
The will of the late Mrs. Marcella
Martin was admitted to probate yes
terday. The estate is valued at $8900
and the income of the estate Us to be
given to her brother, George White, of
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ALDER STREET AT WEST
Treka. CaL, as long as he Uvea At his
death the estate is to be divided into
four parts, one going to a nephew,
Peter White: one to a niece. Krma
White; one to a niece, Marcella Clark,
and ' one to a niece, Sarah Heffron.
Stephen A. Lowell is named executor.
CLERK'S JOB CASE ENDS
C. E. Chrlstenson Seeks Employ
ment Bureau Position.
Argument In the case of Charles E.
Chrlstenson. who seeks to be employed
as cierK of the Public Employment
Bureau, which position he maintains
he should hold by virtue of his former
position as clerk on the Free Employ
ment Bureau, discontinued and then
re-estjpiished as the Publio Bureau.
conduced yesterday, and Circuit Judge
Morrow took the case under advise
ment until Monday.
Deputy City Attorney Davies virtu
ally admitted that Chrlstenson should
have been reinstated, as he was an em
ploye under civil service, except for
the fart that he had been discharged
from his position prior to the discon
tinuance of the bureau and never ap
pealed from this discharge to the Civil
TEACHERS-TO SEE VIEWS
Mr. Lancaster "to Tell Educators in
Chicago of Oregon Scenery.
All of the teachers of Chicago have
the opportunity of seeing the pleasures
that the National Education Associa
tion convention in Portland will offer
them, when S. C. Lancaster presents
before them the color views of the Co
lumbia Highway, under the auspices of
the Chicago Transportation Club, in
the ballroom of the La Salle Uotel.
George W. Vaux. general passenger
agent of the Union Pacific, telegraphed
to Mark Woodruff that he had ar
ranged the entertainment. Every school
teacher in Chicago has been invited to
attend. Dr. Lancaster ia to deliver
three lectures in Chicago.
DR. PUFFER TO LECTURE
Boston Educator to Speak Before
" Civio League Saturday.
J. Adams Puffer, of the bureau of
vocational training In Boston, will be
the guest of honor and speaker at the
luncheon of the Civic League at the
Multnomah Hotel at noon Saturday.
This will be the only general public
address that he will deliver.
Owing to the large attendance that
Is expected, the secretary of the league
is taking reservations already at Main
Dr. Puffer is one of the radical
thinkers of the day In educational
fields and will speak Saturday on in
dustrial training from the standpoint
of Industrial Justice.
to Change Owners
This morning at 8 o'clock our entire stock of broken sizes and
discontinued lines of Fancy Winter Overcoats go on sale at
15 Coats were $30
30 Coats were $25
6 Coats were $20
'1 Coat, size 34
EE 7 Coats, size 35
EE s 14 Coats, size 38
EE 10 Coats, size 37
EE 8 Coats, size 38
5 .3 Coats, size 39
EE 6 Coats, size 42
EE 2 Coats, size 44
Our entire stock is reduced to but fifty-one garaents,. and
regardless of the fact that every coat would cost from $3 to
$6 advance if ordered today, this forceful method of closing
out every fancy coat will enable us to show entirely new lines
ON SALE TODAY AT
Buff um &Pendleton Co.
Clothiers, Hatters and Haberdashers
127 Sixth Street
F. N-Pendleton Wintlirop Hammond
Brins; This Coupom
50 Extra Stamps
With every cash framing order of
$1.00 or more in our Art Depart
ment. Second Floor, until Feb. 1.
Our School in
and Sepia Art
CRIPPLES AFFECT JURY
MEX HURT IJf BOMB EXPLOSIOX
CAI.I.F.O AS WITNESSES.
Court Overrule Objection ef Attorney
for MoncTi Wis Saya Facta of
Blast Are Adsaltted.
SAX FRANCISCO. Cal.. Jan. 24.
Lieutenant of Police Duncan Matheson.
testifying lato today for the prosecu
tion in the murder trial of Thomas J.
Mooney, accused of complicity in the
preparedness day bomb murders of
last July,- declared Martin Swanson.
former detective employed by the Pa
cific Gas & Electric Company, had no
hand in arrest of Mooney, or of Warren
K. Billings, one of the co-defendants,
already sentenced to life imprisonbertt.
Mooney's defense has previously made
the charge that Swanson "framed up"
evidence which led to :hc arrest of
the two alleged bomb plotters.
A feature of toJay's session came
after the prosecution had called three
men to the stand who had been crip
pled, as a result of the explosion and
whose appearance in court had a vis
ible sympathetic effect on the Jury.
Bourke Cockran, attorney for the de
fense, jumped to his feet and objected
to the calling of more maimed wit
nesses, declaring to the court "that
the time of the gentlemen of the Jury
should not be taken up with testimony
concerning the explosion which we
admit." District Attorney Charles F.
Fickert declared that the prosecution
"had a right to show the scope and
range of the crime." The court sus
WHISKY SALE IS ALLEGED
W. S. Burrell Arrested on Charge of
Violating Dry Law.
W. S. Burrell. manager of the New
Houston Hotel, was arrested yesterday
by City Detectives Cahill. Hammersly
and Hill, on a charge of violating the
prohibition law. lie was released on
The arrest followed the filing of a
complaint by John Robertson, who
alleges that he purchased whisky by
the quart from Mr. Burrell. One quart
of liquor was seized by the officers.
Mr. Burrell declares that the' whisky
was for his own use and denies the
Good Roads Funds Allotted.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash- .
lngton. Jan. 24. The Secretary of Ag
riculture today announced the second
allotment of funds under the good. .
roads law of last session. Under this
allotment Oregon will receive $167,374,
Washington $141,768 and Idaho $120,
927. These amounts are exclusive of
moneys recently allotted for the con
struction of roads in forest reserves.