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TITE 3IORXIXG OREGOXIAX, FTTTOAX,
JANUARY 26, - 1917.
NATION'S EXECUTIVE PAYS FINAL TRIBUTE TO NATION'S ADMIRAL.
Two Great Sales in One Our Pre-Inventory Cleanup
and Our 846th Bargain Friday
CRITICS OF GUARD
Physical Training Declared
Possible Without Compul
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CONGRESS IS DEFENDED
President Says Advocates" of Uni
versal Service Injure Cause by
Unrestrained Language and
Washington. Jan. 25. president
Wilson, speaking today to a delegation
f r m the Maryland League for National
Defense, which attacked the National
Guard and advocated universal military
training, rebuked them for their "unre
strained language," and said they
would have a better chance of their
support if they were more reasonable
In their attitude.
The memorial read to the President
by Major Randolph Barton spoke of the
National Guard system as a "disgrace,"
and a failure." It urged universal
compulsory military training and serv
ice and mentioned the mobilization of
the National Guard along the Mexican
bor-ler as an example of "the failure'.'
of the system.
Wilson Criticises Attitude.
President Wilson told the delegation
that their attitude closed the oppor
tunity for discussion of the question
and was not helpful.
The President, discussing compul
sory military service, declared that un
questionably physical training was
needed and would accomplish a great
deal, "but it can be had without com'
pulsory military service." He added
that be was desirous of doing the wise
thing and that the entire subject was
receiving his most earnest considera
tion. He vigorously defended the ef
forts being made in Congress to build
up a proper military service.
I do not need to prove to you or
anybody my deep Interest In this sub
ject, said the President.
Unrestrained Lantuage Condemned.
"I will frankly say to you I would
have been more Impressed by this me
morial if it had been expressed in more
restrained language. From some, of
the unqualified statements In this pa'
per I must frankly dissent. I think it
due to my colleagues, on the hill (the
Capitol) to say at this offhand con
demnation of the system which they
adopted after long debate upon the
urgency of many of the leading citl
zens of the country; it Is the least that
I can do. You do not commena cause
which deserves the most serious con
sideration by presenting it as you have
"These things Impress me the more
after what we have, heard from the
medical societies. Unquestionably
physical training is needed and will
accomplish a great deal, but it can be
had without compulsory military serv
ice and compulsory military service
does not meet the difficulties which
yoir have alluded to. Any brief serv
ice in the Array of the United States
withdraws men from civil pursuits just
as much as the recent service on the
Large Army May Be Inevitable.
No service except a standing army
with professional soldiers prevents that
occasional and frequent withdrawal of
men from civil pursuits. That may be
Inevitable, but what you are proposing
does not meet the difficulty which you
condemn. These things are of the ut
most intricacy and difficulty and are
not to be settled ex cathedra.
"And yet, notwithstanding the fact
xnat tninK you have gone too far.
will say to you that, of course, this
will have my most earnest considera'
tion. It is receiving serious considera
tion with the country and we in Wash'
lngton, of course, share and feel the
preat tides of opinion In the United
fctates. I am sure that speaking, if
may speak, for the members of the
House of Representatives and of the
Senate, we are all desirous of doing the
wise thing ror the defense of the coun
try and it must and it will be done.
out we must not close debate by hav
ing too dogmatic an opinion as to
"I know that you will understand the
spirit in which I make that protest and
Treatment of Guard Denounced.
The memorial which aroused the
President contained a detailed crltl
clsm of the sending of the Guard to
the Mexican border and said It was
utterly and absolutely Inadequate fo
xne aeiense or tne country." The "spec
tacle now presented on the Mexican
' border" was referred to and it was
declared that "there we have men do
ing police duty who ought never to be
called upon for military service away
from their homes except as a last re
sort." "It is a scandalous waste of public
money," was another statement in the
memorial. "Such a system is a disgrace
to a civilized people." it continued.'
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Extraordinary Price Reductions
A Closing Out of All
Broken Lines and Odds and Ends
at Half and Less!
Judge the Offerings by These Items:
T A Fine wool mixed
P garments in good
styles, in sizes 6 to 14 years.
Odds and Ends
J0 ff Women's Silk Petti-
yu vv coats in
styles and colors.
Odds and Ends
OQ All styles and all sizes
'.Cin the lot, but only one
. size or style of a kind.
2-t QO Tailored Coats in
4X70 mixtures only. Good
styles in sizes 6 to 14 years.
Nose Sold to Dealers N Phose or Mall Orders
lioie Exchaaicd mr Scat C O. Mi.
A Great Mill Clean-Up
Perfect Flrtttiar Teats mmd Paints
Bellliaac Reiraluly at 91 sad SI .2 3
Arain this store's cash purchasing
power reverts to your benefit. An
other special purchase from one of
the leading underwear mills. A
closing out of broken lines and
surplus lots of women's high-"
frrade,- Silk-Lisle Vests and Pants
n Winter and Spring weights. All
desirable styles and most all sizes.
PRF.SIDEST AND MRS. WI1SOS ATT FTTWEItAX. OK DEWET.
With honors seldom equaled In the Nation's history, the country paid tribute to Admiral Dewey in a great
funeral cortege. Every member of official Washington was present, and a host of foreign representatives joined
In the funeral services at the CapitoL - , . i
After private services in the Dewey home the body was taken to the Capitol and placed on the same cata
falque and at the same spot where the bodies of Lincoln. Garfield and McKinley lay In state. From the Capitol
the cortege started for Arlington Cemetery.
MOVIES "TOO EASY"
Brady Says . Over-Productlon
Has Eliminated Profits.
REAL PICTURES PREDICTED
MARSH HEADS LABOR BODY
Everett Man Re-elected President
of Washington Federation.
EVERETT. Wash.. Jan. 25. Ernest
P. Marsh, of Everett, was unanimously
re-elected president of the State Fed
eration of Labor at the federation's
convention here today. Other officers
Secretary - treasurer. Charles Perry
Taylor. Tacoma; vice-presidents, Harry
Call, Bellingham: W. o. Coates, Spo
kane; C. D. Scrapie, Walla Walla, the
only new official In the list: V. T.
Kvans. Aberdeen; Rea Last. Tacoma;
William Short, Seattle, and E. A.
Francois, Everett. The convention will
not be concluded until tomorrow.
To Prevent the Crip.
CoMa cause Grip Laxative Bromo Quinine
rmovea cause. There is only ona "BROMO
QUININE." E.W.qrove's signature on box. 25c
PUKE BLOOD MAKES
Hood's Sarsaparllla surely and ef
fectively removes scrofula, boils and
other blood diseases because It drives
out of the blood all the humors that
cause these diseases. They -inot b
successfully treated In any other way.
External applications for their re oval
have proven almost useless, because
t.v cannot drive out the itnpuriti
thst - blood.
Hood's Sarsaparllla makes pure, rich
vi, perfects the digestion, and builds
up the- whole system. The skin be
r smooth, clean and healthy. This
arrat blood remedy has stood the test
of forty years. Insist on having
Hood's, for nothing else acts lika it
There Is no real substitute. Get it to
day. Sold by all druggists,
Everything Educational to Be Pre
served Pictorlally, Says Manager.
More Talk Than Money
Is Goln in Sow.
NEW YORK, Jan.. 25. The motion
picture business today is "almost
cruel," and there Is no money In It,
William A, Brady, theatrical manager,
testified today before the legislative
committee which is Investigating the
industry to determine if it should be
subject to a state tax.
Producer and distributor of pictures
as president of the World Film Corpo
ration, Mr. Biady said his company had
put Jl. 000. 000 into the business within
the past six months. Asked if much of
that money was his own, he replied:
"No. I have been too wise to buy
moving picture stock. The business
has been expanding:, bat in a disas
Too Many Theaters Built.
' Asserting there was a great overpro
duction of pictures, he continued:
"The business looked so easy that
four times the number of theaters need
ed were built. I think there is a great
future in store for it, but there is no
money in it now. It will be there only
when there Is a total reorganization,
The business today is almost cruel.
"Some day there will be real motion
pictures, when the ear the eye. the
stomach, noted surgical operations and
everything educational will be pictorl
ally preserved. Then the pictures will
b) in every schoolroom. There is more
talk going into pictures than money
and the industry must pass through
the same ordeal as the oil fields, auto
mobile business and other industries."
Public Interest Declared Waning.
Mr. Brady said he believed public in
terest in moving pictures had decreased
during the last year, the trouble be
ing there were "as many picture thea
aters as saloons." He said the sys
tern of distributing films "is a Joke.'
owing to the great waste. As to sal
aries Paid stars, he was asked what he
thoueht Kitty Gordon gets.
"On paper she gets between J1000 and
J150C a week," he replied. "In reality
she probably gets between 500 and
"Many stars who reecived 40 or 50 a
week on the legitimate stage now draw
10 times tnese amounts, have had their
heads turned and, temperamentally
speaking, fail to deliver what was ex
pected." Mr. Brady declared. "My own
daughter." he concluded, "gets so much
money I have to take half of her salary
and put it In trust for her. Otherwise
she would spend it recklessly and fool
A high wind has developed, and the
weather bureau promises no relief for
everal days. j
NEW SUBMARINE DIVES
G-l Creates Impression That
Deutschland Is In Port.
NEWPORT. R. I.. Jan. 25. The re
cently launched American submarine
G-l quietly slipped her moorings today
and for the first time showed her new
lines to- marine observers on the west
shore of Narragansett Bay.
The new type of submarine sub
merges on an even keel after the fash
ion of German undersea vessels, and
when the G-l took the German dive
shore watchers thought they had sight
ed the German merchant submarine
Later when the G-l came to the sur
face nearer land, the American flag
Camas Road Fighting Snow.
GRANGEVTLLE. Idaho. Jan. 28.
(Special.) The Camas Prairie Railroad
Company Is keeping two giant rotary
snowplows In constant service to pre
vent blockades. These plows are In
operation between Grangeville and
Reubens to keep the cuts from filling,
COAST LINE CHANGE FIXED
Milwaukee Directors Order 2 00
More Miles of Electrified Road.
NEW YORK. Jan. 25. Directors of
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Railway, in session here today, au
thorized the electrification of some 200
miles of the Puget Sound division of
the road from Othello, Wash., to the
It was reported that the directors of
the road had under consideration a
plan to issue 125,000,000 additional
general and refunding mortgage bonds
bearing 44 per cent interest. Details
of this proposed issue have not yet been
determined, but it Is thought that some
announcement of new financing will
soon be made.
CRANE PRAIRIE PLAN HOLDS
Reclamation Service Head Says Xo
Evidence of Grafts Is Shown.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Jan. 23. -Senator Chamberlain
today received a letter from Director
Davis, of the Reclamation Service, de
clining to restore to entry the lands
now withdrawn In what is known as
the Crane Prairie reservoir" site, on the
proposed Deschutes irrigation project.
This restoration was demanded by S.
S. Mohler. who charged that the De
schutes project is the "worst graft put
over in Oregon In recent years." Di
rector Davis says no evidence of graft
has been presented, but If presented
will be properly Investigated. .
CADET TWICE SELECTED
Portland Youth Leads In Two Teste
for Naval Academy.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash,
ington. Jan. 25. Roland E. Krause, of
Portland, has the unusual distinction of
having been appointed to the Annapolis
Naval Academy by both Senator Lane
and Representative McArthur. He took
the competitive examinations held by
both Lane and McArthur and ranked
first in each Instance.
The Lane appointment, however,
reached the Navy Department first, so
McArthur appointed Francis J. Clark,
of Portland, with Wallace S. Wharton
and Howard B. Hutchinson as alternates.
Japan's House of Representa
tives Is Dissolved.
VOTE ON MINISTRY IS LOST
Purchase and Sale of
at $1.29 Pair
Qaalltlea and 'Makes Reamlarly
Sold From 1.75 to S3.UO
Plain embroidered and dropstitch
styles In black, white and a limited
variety of colors. Come to this
sale expecting out-of-the-ordlnary
ralues and you'll not be disappoint
ed. We were fortunate in securing
from one of America's best silk
hosiery mills their entire surplus
stock and odds and ends at unusual
price concessions. It is now for
our patrons to profit.
A Ridiculously Low Price
Quoted at This Unusual Sale of Odds and Ends
and Broken Lines in Our Undermuslin Section
BROKEN LINES Women's Black Sateen
Aprons, worth to 35c.
BROKEN LINKS Children's Gingham
Aprons, worth to 35c.
BROKEN' LINES Corset Covers In slses
S4-3S, worth to 35c.
BROKEN LINES Child's Drawers and
Skirts, worth to 18c '
BROKEN LINES Infants' Sanitary Bibs,
worth to 2 5e.
BROKEN LINES Infants Knit Diapers,
worth to 20c.
BROKEN LINES Women'! Net Corsets.
18-19, worth to 75c
BROK.1N LINES Both Bust and Hip
Pads, worth to 76c.
BROKEN LINES Women's Soiled Che
mise, worth to 50c
BROKEN LINES Infants Soiled Bonnets,
worth to 75c.
BROKEN LINES Narrow and wide Gir
dles, worth to 75c
BROKEN LINES Infants' Wool or Outing
f-acnues. worth to 35c.
BROKEN LINES Women's or Children's
Guimpes, worth to 5c
And Many Other Broken Lines Mot Mentioned Here.
EXTRA! Friday Only
50 Dozen Bleached
Bath Towels to Close at 25 Each
Bent S.1e Grade
An absorbent towel of good size and quality.
Only a limited number to close out at this price
reduction. We reserve the right not to sell more
than four to any one customer.
EXTRA! Friday Only
100 Pairs of All White
Blankets to Close at $1.69 a Pair
Bent K2.ZS Grade.
A warm, durable Cotton Blanket used extensively
Instead of sheets. Comes in full size for double
beds, 70 by 80 inches. Purchase at this sale and
save a worth-while amount.
Lower House at Tokio Packed Fol
lowing; Assassination Attempt on
Life of National Party Leader.
Session Is Tumultuous.
TOKIO. Jan. 25. The Emperor has
dissolved the House of Representatives.
By the drastic step of dissolution,
Premier Terauchi dramatically ended
the existence of the House of Uepre
sentatives before even an opportunity
was given for a vote of lack of conil-
dence in the Ministry.
Following the excitement caused by
the attempt to assassinate the leader of
the Constitutional party, Yukio Ozaki,
who had a narrow escape, the lower
House was packed with spectators and
the session was a tumultuous one.
Takeshi Inukai. leader of the Koku
minto (National party), led the attack
on the Ministnjr, accusing it of being
Confronted with the certainty of an
adverse vote. Premier Terauchi said the
situation involved the prosperity of the
empire and declared that while he
maintained the confidence of Emperor
Yoshihito he could not accept the ver
dict of the House.
Mr. Ozaki mounted the rostrum to
continue first attacks on the govern
ment, when an imperial messenger sud
denly appeared with the rescript of dis
solution. The members of the House
dispersed In an uproar. Elections to
the new House of Representatives
probably will be held In April or May.
There are Indications that, in view of
the criticism of a nonparty Ministry,
Premier TeTauchi will throw his forces
to the Selyd-Kai (Constitutional party)
which is said to favor the new China
policy outlined by Premier Terauchi
and Foreign Minister Motono.
CRISIS REGARDED AS EXTERNAL
Washington Sees .Struggle to Estab
lish Responsible Government.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 85. Dissolution
of the Japanese House of Representa
tives by Premier Terauchi, with the
support of the Emperor, before the
House could pass on a motion of lack
of confidence in the Ministry. Is viewed
here as the culmination of the bitter
fight for a responsible Ministerial gov
ernment in Japan.
All opinions here agree the crisis is
almost wholly Internal and not inter
national. Count Terauchi came Into power as a
nonpartisan leader, holding that Japan
should be guided by a single national
party, and so far has secured the in
dorsement of the Emperor, who Is un
derstood by his action In dissolving the
House to have gone over the bead of
that body in a direct appeal to the
The Japanese embassy today received
a cablegram from the Tokio Foreign
Office announcing that the House had
been dissolved because of the lntroduc
tion of the resolution declaring a lack
ol confidence in the present Cabinet.
What Could Be More Timely or
Important Than This Great
Half Price Sale of
Woolen Dress Goods Remnants
Without reserve or restriction you have choice
from' our entire stock of Remnants and Bhort
Lengths of Woolen Dress Goods at one-half regu
lar remnant prices. Included are one to six-yard
lengths in fabrics suitable for most any purpose.
Plain colors, neat mixtures and fancy novelties
in popular weaves and weights. A sale few women
can afford to miss.
Men! Here's a Wonderful
SHIRT BUYING OPPORTUNITY
XT' T AtL. For aa Goaranteed Di
1UU A J -' V Shirt Fallr Wortk S1.UO
A closing out of a fine lot of Ferguson & Mc
Kinney dress shirts, guaranteed fast color. They
come in desirable patterns in dark colors. When
the sale starts you will have choice from 149
shirts in size 14, 138 in size 14'?. 51 In size 15,
8 In size lo'n and 2 in size 17.
will prove advantageous.
A Remarkable Underpricing of h
Narrow Satin Baby Ribbons
6 Yard Bolts to Close at 3d Bolt
10 Yard Bolts to Close at 6? Bolt
BO Y'ard Spools to Close at 15 Spool
A standard quality narrow Satin Baby Ribbon
shown in an extensive assortment of wanted col
ors. Anticipate future needs and purchase now.
You Pay Only Vz Price for Discon
tinued Numbers and Odds and Ends
Stamped Embroidery Packages
Pacific. Roral Society aad Bncllla Packages
Each package contains a semi-made, or ample
material for a complete garment the silk for
working the same and full instructions. .Included
are all sorts of articles for the home as well as
A Sensational Underpricing of a
Great Lot of
Embroideries at 15 a Yard
Valuta to 39c
Beautiful 9 to S7-lnch batiste and cambric skirt
ings. IS and 27-inch baby and dress flouncings,
as well as corset cover embroideries. All In
choice new patterns, and all on sale at a remark
ably low price. -
A Final Clean-Up
Odd Pieces and Broken Lines
Women's Neckwear at 15t
For Valses to SOe
Without thought of worth or former selling price
we are closing out all odd pieces and broken
lines of collars and sets In organdie and other
dainty materials. Some are slightly soiled or
Unequaled Values at This Sale of
Sizes 7 to 13i at S1.49
Sizes 1 to 8 at 1J8
Velour and Box Calf Shoes In blucher. lace and
button styles. Late styles with good heavy soles
and well stitched throughout. Guaranteed by us
to wear satisfactorily to you.
Unmatchable Values in
Misses' and Children's Shoes
to 11 at lX.6f
Sizes 11 Mi to S at 1.9.S
Styles with mat kid or cloth top with patent viol
kid or gunmetal vamp. Styles to please the
little ones and prices to please you.
The Cello Metal
Hot Water Bottles at $1.19
Rearalarly Sold at 81.50.
A guaranteed coppered steel hot water bottle with
a nickel finish, with air-cooled neck and patented
expansion spring. Three-pint size.
Half Price for 70 Packages
Wire Hair Pins at 5 Package
Regularly toe Grase
Full size package of fine wire hair pins In hump
stales, assorted sizes in each package. A de
at 8:30 A. M.
at 9 A. SL
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The Most in Value The Best in Quality
at 5:30 P.M.
at 6 P. M.
It was said that following dissolution
the present administration would con
tinue to hold office and adhere to its
already declared policies.
Embassy officials, while refusing to
discuss the political phase of the situa
tion, say there is no provision in me
Japanese constitution for a responsible
Ministry, but that there has been a
large party eager to establish that
principle by precedent. Likewise, they
say, if the new House follows the tex
ture of the present ana voces isck 01
confidence in the Terauchi Ministry, the
Emperor again Is free to follow his
own decision, either to dissolve the
House again, accept the decision of
the country and demand the resigns-
proyes &. J25c at all druggists, i
tion of the Ministry, or Ignore that de
cision and continue the Ministry in
Park Bills Favorably Reported.
OREGON1AN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
Inarton. Jan. 25. The House publio
lands committee today favorably re
ported the bill to create the Mount
Baker National Park, in Washington,
also the bill to create the fcawtoota
National Park In Idaho.
Read The Oregonlan classified ads.
MAJESTIC, SUNDAY, JAN. 2S
THEDA BAR A
"The Darling of Paris"
From Victor Hugo's "Hunchback of Notre
Dame." Unquestionably her best picture.