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TIIE MORNING OREGOXIAN- TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 191?.
BILL IS REVIVED
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I III! i I H
Measure Is Reintroduced in
State Senate After Hav- '
v ing Been Killed.
n .Spite of Closing Rush, Sen
ators at Olympia Dally Over
Title for Rainier. 1
LAWYERS ACTION IS CAUSE
CHANGE FINALLY FAVORED
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Legislation Brought Back as Result
of Charges That Attorney Said He
' Brought Pressure on Japanese
Embassy and Washington.
BOISE, Idaho. Fob. 19. The anti
alien bill, which, was killed by the
state Senate February 3, as the result
of protests by the Japanese Embassy
to the State Department at Washing
ton, was reintroduced In the Senate
Th bill, which, had passed he lower
house, was killed by the Senate from
patriotic motives. It was reintroduced
today as the result of charges In affi
davits filed at Washingtoni with the
State Department that the Japanese
Embassy's protest had not resulted
from orders from Tokio. but from the
activities of an Idaho attorney, C. M.
Booth, who was Quoted by the affi
davits as having said he had brought
pressure to bear on the Embassy and
the State Department through a Wash
Booth denies the charges, saying the
statements are false and absurd. He
has been subDenaed to appear before
the Senate or a Senate committee
"Wednesday. He has admitted that he
transmitted the substance of the antl
alien bill to Washington.
"I took a hand in the case." he said,
"because I felt that the clause requir
ing all aliens to sell their holdings
within seven years was confiscatory. It
Included all aliens.'
Booth also said:
"Certain sinister Influences are at
work to embroil the United States with
Jaoan over the Idaho anti-alien land
lawl n order to dlstrcat attention from
the submarine issue with Germany."
The lower house of the Legislature
todav passed, with only one dissenting
vote, a bill providing for the holding
of primary elections by mall. Unaer
its terms, ballots would be mailed to
registered voters, who would mall their
votes back within 30 days to the county
Auditor. The votes would be counted
by the chairmen of the three principal
political parties, who would have eight
days for the count.
Expense of the present primary sys
tern is one obpeotlon to It. A bill pro
viding a return to a modified form of
the convention system is pending in the
The lower house today killed a bill
for a one-house Legislature of 21
members meeting throughout the year
also a bill to require applications for
marriage licenses to be posted 80 days.
An anti-cigarette bill was introduced
In the Senate.
The 41st day of the present Legislature
faded into history Saturday. At that
time 610 bills, joint resolutions, memo
rials to Congress and concurrent reso
lutions had been Introduced in .he two
houses. Of these S78 bills appeared in
the House and 173 in the Senate. The
time limit for the introduction of bills
in the House expired Friday. The time
limit for bills to be introduced in the
Senate will expire Wednesday. Com
bined there have been 36 joint and con
current resolutions and memorials to
Congress introduced in the House and
22 in the Senate. The House has killed
SO measures. '
On the 41st day of the Legislature
two years ago 326 bills had been intro
duced, 20 joint resolutions, and eight
concurrent resolutions; in the House.
The same relative proportion of meas
ures were launched in the Senate.
A total of 17 of the bills introduced
this session have been passed by both
houses and sent to the Governor. Of
these four have been sl--ned.
The total of legislative measures call
ing either for bond issues, for state de
partments, state institutions, relief, new
offices, etc., is approximately $5,000,000,
MUD HOLDS PARTY IN GALE
Hood River Man Expresses Opinion
of Mosler Grade Road.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Feb. 1. (Spe
cial.) Returning from Mosier, where
carnival was in session the last three
days of the past week, a party of five
looai young men, wnen ineir automo
bile became stuck In a mudhole just at
the crest of the range separating the
Hood River Valley from the Mosier dis
trict, were forced to spend the remain
der of the night facing a gale that
' reached a velocity of 60 miles an hour.
The party was composed of Walter
Shay, Earl Weber. E. Laflerty, William
Bailey and Walter Ford.
"Nearly frozen by the chill of the
harsh wind," said Mr. Weber, "you may
be sure we expressed an emphatic hope
that Hood River County authorities
would make an improvement of this
Mosier grade road. Wasco County's
portion of the roar! is good."
Itched and Had to Scratch. Came
Off in Scales. Kept From Sleep
ing. Hair Fell Out in Handfals.
Coticura Completely Healed.
had a very severe spell of sickness
which caused my scalp to be completely
covered with fine pimples. They were
very aisagreeaDie, ucn-
lng all the time and I had
to scratch. They came
off in scales and were
very annoying and pain
ful and kept me from
sleeping. Nothing; did
me good, and my hair
fell out in liandfuls.
"I happened to seeCuticura Soap and
Ointment advertised so I got them. I
began to improve and now I am com
pletely healed." (Signed) Mrs. M. J.
Butterfield, 400 S. Rowen Ave., Los
Angeles, Cal., Aug. 21, 1916.
Why not prevent these distressing
troubles by making Cuticura your
every-day toilet and nursery soap aided
bv touches of Ointment as needed ?
For Free Sample Each by Return
Mail address post-card: "Cnticnrm,
Dept. H, Boston.". Sold everywhere.
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TODAY'S FII-M FEATURES.
Peoples Alice Brady, "Bought
and Paid For."
Majestic Valeska Suratt, "The
New York Peacock."
Broadway Kitty Gordon,
"Vera the Medium."
Columbia William S. Hart,
"The Gun Fighter." .
Sunset Norma Talmadge, "The
Star Charlie Chaplin, "Easy
Street"; Kathlyn Williams, "Re
deeming Love." .
Globe Mabel Trunnelle, "DC
N TOP ot the announcement made
by the Peoples Amusement Com
pany last week that It has closed
a contract for William A. Brady produc
tion such as "Bought and Paid For,"
"Th. Flise of Susan" and others, comes
the news that a contract has been
signed for the new Artcraft Produc
tions featuring Mary Pickford. This
Is one of the "biggest" bits of local
film news In months, as Portland film
dom has been in a turmoil for a num
ber of weeks regarding the house
which would show the Pickford pro
ductions. "We are glad to make the announce
ment," the managotoent of the Peo
ples Theater said yesterday, "and glad
inai nine Mary is coming Dack to her
old home. It was In our theater that
Mary Pickford's thousands of friends
In Portland grew to know her and
love her, and we are glad to be able
to present her again, espe2ially in
view of the extraordinary merit of her
next productions. Price was not a con-
lderation. It is probable that the 1
amount involved in the Pickford con
tract was the largest ever expended
In photoplay rental in Portland, but
ur thousands of friends wanted Mary
back in her old home and we refused
to let price stand in the way of having
The new contract provides for the
showing of the Pickford productions In
the Peoples Theater and return engage
ments of the pictures, if there seems
to be a demand for them, will be shown
at the Star. "Little Mary" has just
completed her latest Artcraft produc
tion. "The Poor Little Rich Girl." in
which for the first time in over a year
she returns to the kind of roles which
made her fame and fortune. "The
Poor Little Rich Girl." as almost
everyone knows, is from the novel by
Eleanor Gates, and reports from the
Eastern studios say it is one of the
most pretentious and. pleasing offerings
in which "America s sweetheart ever
appeared.! Miss Pickford has just left
for the Artcraft studios in Los An-
irales. where she will begin work at
ohm on "Rebecca of Sunnybrook
Farm." whioh will follow "The Poor
Little Rich GirL" It is said that she
will also appear soon in "Per O My
Hurt" Th. FeoDles win snow -j.no
Poor Littla Rich Qlrl" next month.
Besides the new Artorart contract
and the Brady pictures, the reopies
will shortly show Theodore Roberts in
Th American Consul," Marguerite
rim-ic in "The Fortunes or "iri. uiara
-trimhaii Vnunar in "The Rise of Susan'
and iatr in "The Price She Paid," and
i onrtitlnn to these regular ana spe
clal productions has arranged for early
presentation or ner -". -
Griffith production in which the stars
are Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh,
Lillian GIsh. Blanche
Sweet and Robert Herron.
Al Jolson and "Patria."
Here is Al Jolson's lateet direct
r-o thn Malestlc Theater, wnere no
i. onnanrinir In "Robinson CruBoe
i, th Winter uaraen enow. n
l the serious moment in a ronicKing
.hnw .lnlson. as. Crusoe's man Fri
da, is captured by a bloodthirsty
crew and condemned to walk the
nirV. He entreats his captors to
nnarA hlfl life.
Give me one paou uu v xxj ju
should not die here and now, com
TV. o nrlu thA lf;l (5 ft T.
"ivpII. boss. I sure ao want to live
long enough to see Mrs. Vernon' Castle
in the last episode of 'Patria,' " replies
Al Tirt the audience goes wild.
The Interest wnicn tnis wono.en.ui
film has created throughout- the coun
try is truly wonderful. Leading New
York restaurajits are giving "Patria
fetes, in honor of the international s
serial supreme. Fashion Is adopting
the smart millinery styles of Mrs,
Castle's own creation which she wears
in -the J pictures. Publishers or the
"Patria". w,alts announce record sales
of ' this fascinating hit,, and now.
America's leading- comedian, Al Jol
son, puts over a line about "Patria'
and it "goes big." as they say.
Moreover, he has received scores of
letters objecting to his pronuncla
tlon of "Patria." Some of the writers
say that the first "a" should be sound
ed lonK others favor a eoft "a." Jol
son admits that he does not- -know
and says he is losing weight trying to
please everybody. He suggests
DODular vote. All of which comes
back to the point. Is the "a" pro
nounced' like the "a" In "date'
the "a" In "hat" or should it sound
like the "o" in "dot?" Think it over.
Wov Gerber love aeroplanlng: Jan
Gall swims, sketches and plays piano
Eugenie Fordo is fond of music; Ethel
Grandin likes a row in voniraj rarK
Ethel Clayton loves to romp on
farm; Edna Hunter is a skleling en
thusiast. Robert Warwick U a great
squash player", while Paul Pamer ex
eels at bowling. ). Jv. uncoin ai
vldes nls spare time between his two
film studios, three automobiles and
a couple hundred dogs; Charles ttay
plays tennis; William Sherwood 1
wrestler: Jack Pickford is a dancer
Montagu Love is a painter.
1. Francelia Billlngton. American.
2. J. King Clark, the Malone Twins,
Violet and Molly, Universal.
3. Milton Earl Claypoole. Milo.
4. Jack Duffy. L-Ko.
6. Elmo Lincoln, Fine Arts, John
Wbb and DUlion, Fox.
7. Anna Little, Robert ' Warwick
Film Corps, Anna Kirk, Essanay; Rob
ert B. MantelL
9. Cyril Scott.
Alan Hale, Warwick Film Corp,
Dorothy Kelly, Vitagraph.
John Barrymore, Brenon-Selz-
Marlon Shelby, Universal.
Marguerite Clark, Famous Play
Irene Hunt,' Universal; Maurice
George Washington Costello,
28. Fred B. Warde, Thanhouser.
28. Geraldlne Farrar, Lasky; Earl
Noah Webster says a "vampire" Is
fabulous ghostly being that sucks th
blood of the living when they are
sleeping," whioh seems in present-day
experience to be a pretty accurate de
scrlption of the gas meter.
Kipling said a vampire was "a rag
and a bone and a bank o" hair." which
is a very unkind way to describe a
erfect lady. The motion-picture au
diences recognize one by a face painted
ghastly white, lips very red and a pair
of bad,- murky, dark, dank and des
The engagement of Edith Storey and
Antonio Moreno, who have been work
ing in Vltagraph productions In South
ern California, is reported. Friends of
the two. who believe the story of the
engagement, point out with trepidation
that the title of their new feature is
Toe Long Fight."
Helen Holmes and J. P. McGowan
will appear in the Pantages vaudeville
houses In their roles of "A Lass of the 1
Beautifully clothed in a $1000 after
noon gown, Mrs. Spottlswoode Altken,
wife of a prominent film actor, walked
into a Los Angeles store one day last
week and drained a one-ounoe bottle of
chloroform. When her husband rushed
to her side at the hospital, where she
was taken, Mrs. Altken confided to him
that she was merely working out real
istically the climax of a scenario whioh
she was preparing. Mrs. Aiken suffered
no serious effects from her experiment.
Vltagraph will produce a number ot
two-reelers from the O'Henry stories.
Charlotte Ives and Sheldon Lewis will
play leads in "The Transgressor," the
first film of the Edward warren pro
The rights to the Chaplin-Mutual pic
tures have just been sold for Japan.
Frank Reicher will direct Margaret
Illlngton In her first picture, Basil
King's "The Inner Shrine." v
In "Pawned," a new Universal sub
ject. Ella Hall is starred and her
mother. May Hall, plays a prominent
Jack Vosburgh will support Mary
Miles Mlnter in her next American
The Pollard Pfcture Players, makers
of Margarita Fischer films, have been
asked to leave the San Diego Exposi
tion grounds and may move to Santa
Geraldlne Farrar will arrive at the
Hollywood) Lasky plant early in the
Spring to prepare for another big fea
Vivian Marshall, the Portland girl
who has gained considerable reputation
as a diver and swimmer in various
comedy pictures, has entered a new
field and is doing charaoter work at
the Fox studio at Edendale, Cal.
' Viola Dana Is a sister of Shirley Ma
Bon. Shirley Mason used -to be Edna
Flugrath, so we wonder what Viola
was formerly named.
Viola Vale, the dark-eyed ingenue,
who has made many friends by reason
of her good work in recent Iasky pho
toplays, has joined the Balboa forces.
She is working under Director Edgar
Jones in a four-reel production entitled
"Mentioned in Confidence," ecenarioized
from a well-known magazine story of
the same name, by Captain Leslie T.
Montagu Love, who is Just now so
Journing in Cuba and making a few
World pictures as an excuse for being
there, is preparing a series of flve-mln
ute sketches of prominent film ptars.
Robert Warwick, Ethel Clayton, Edna
Hunter, E. K. Lincoln, Clara Kimball
Young. W. S. Hart. Louise Glaum, Vio
let Mersereau and many others have
already been sketched.
Resolution Adopted by House Ask
ing for Hearing by Federal
Board When Argument Can
Be Presented Carries.
STATE CAPITOL, Olympia, Wash.,
Feb. 19. (SpeciaL)Although pressing
toward the close of the session, th
Senate today devoted considerable time
on a crowded calendar to debating
whether to adopt a resolution already
adopted by the House petitioning the
National Georgarphlc Board to change
the name of Mount Rainier. Tacoma
as a better name is not mentioned, tne
sense of the resolution being ot gain a
hearing whereat argumentsln favor of
Tacoma by Tacoma advocates as a more
suitable name may be had. Senator
Nichols, of King, led the opposition to
any change of name, but the Senate
finally adopted the House resolution
by a large majority.
Considerable emphasis In the oppo
sition argument was laid on the fact
that final approval by the geographic
board comes under the Interior Depart
ment, the head of which is Franklin K.
Lane who, as a Tacoma newspaper man
years ago. started the agitation to name
the mountain Tacoma. As the matter
goes the Legislature of Washington has
petitioned the Federal board at Wash
ington. D. C, to chnage the name from
Rainier to one more suitable.
State Board Attacked. '
At the hands of Senator Nichols and
others, the state board of control was
under fire for a part of the1 afternoon
in consideration of a bill appropriat
ing (4584 for payment of outstanding
claims Incurred in construction of the
School for Blind at Vancouver.
Extra Indebtedness was Incurred on
the building by reasdn of failure of
the contractor to fulfill the contract
within the terms, which limited con
structlon expenditure to $76,000. The
bill as finally passed is drawn to ap
propriate the extra amount and make
the contractor's bondsmen liable to the
state for the excess payment if it is
Dosslble to collect. '
By the action of the Senate today
In passing S. B., 42. druglesa healers
generally are" placed under a code
of strictregulation. Success of the
regular medical physicians against
drugless practice 'this session is in
dicated by the . passage of this bill
and introduction under suspension of
the rules of a committee bill in the
House which, provides osteopaths with
a separate board of examiners. They
had been formerly Included on the
regular state medical state board.
Game Farm Provision Made. -
Other bills passed by the Senate to
day offer a new code on eminent do
main for cities and towns, provide for
liens for automobile repairs in gar
ages; appropriate 125,000 for estab
lishment of a game farm in connec
tion with the penitentiary at Walla
J Walla, validate Colfax city warrants.
provide tor approval oy tne nignway
commissioner of road ..signs, appro
priate approximately $5,000,000 for
permanent highways, and $10,000 for
additional legislatvle expense.
The House put in the entire day on
second reading of bills which will come
up for passage tomorrow. One of these
provides for universal physical training
in common high schools, as an accom
paniment to the bill for military train
ing in high schools. Which the House
has already passed. v
In signing the bone dry bill, the Gov
ernor expressed hope there would be no
referendum attempted, and satd that no
oreanized force existed to push it ex
cept outside liquor interests shipping
Into the state, and these lay agents
were liable for felony If they spent
money to procure referendum sig
The bill making the terms of county
officers four years Instead of two, as
at present, was defeated. 21 to 14.
LEGISLATORS WANT RISE
PEOPLE TO VOTE! OlS DOUBLING
PAT ASTD MILEAGE.
Bills Would Be Limited Except Those
Presented fcy Ware and Means
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Feb. 19.
(Special.) Members of the Legisla
ture think they are getting only half
enough money for their services.
So they are going to let the people
vote on the question of raising their
pay from S3 a day to $6 a day, and to
grant them $6 for every 20 miles that
they travel In the "most usual" route
between their nomes and Salem. A
member from Lake County, for in
stance, would travel via Bend, then
Sacramento, a distance of about 1500
miles. Figure out for yourself what he
The resolution has some compensate
lncr attractive features, though.
No member or the legislature couia
introduce more than five bills at a ses
sion, either personally or Jointly with
another member. Ho more than 60
bills could be introduced by the com
mittees of the House, and no more
than S0Ty the committees of the Sen
ate. This would not apply to the ways
and means committees, however.
TUBERS AND ONIONS SOAR
Tacoma Dealers Say They Soon Will
Be Kept in Deposit Vaults.
TACOMA. Wash.. Feb. 19 (Special.)
Potatoes and onions will be kept in
safety deposit vaults soon according
to Dredictions of Tacoma dealers.
With another advance of $5 in pota
toes today that sent them Jobbing at
$70 a ton for Yaximas ana $t& ror
locals, retail dealers predicted a prlc
of $4 a sack In a day or two, the high
est price ever paid for potatoes in Ta
coma. Onions also are scarce, being
auoted at 10 cents a pound, as com
pared with 4 cents and 5 cents
ASK FOR and GET
i THE ORIGINAL
F.1ALTED CV1I L!C
C&apenbstitate3 cost YOU eame price
VOTE ON HOME fi GULLED
PEOPLE TO PAS 9 OX 2 00,000 FOR
SCHOOL FOR DELINQUENTS.
Senate Avoids Decision . bat
Ftuct It Ost Fuaii. Ax to Bo
Denied Private Institution.
STATE CAP1TOU Salem. Or.. Feb. 19.
(Special.) Here's one more question
for the people to ponder over at the
general election In November. 1918 :
Shall the state spend $200. 00U to
build a home for delinquent ana de
The House today passed me eenaio
judiciary committee bill submitting
this proposition to mo people, ii mo
people authorize the expenditure the
home is to be built somewhere within
the city of Portland. The institution
Is to be under control of the tstate
Board of Control.
The .home is to be a refuge for all
dependent, delinquent and defective
children" such as are aoeommodated in
the various private and seotarlan In
A comDanlon bill to this measure.
also adopted by both bouses today, de
clares It Is the policy of the state that
after December 81. 1318. no public
funds shall be appropriated or expend
ed for the care or support of any de
pendent, delinquent or defective child
unless such child is cared lor ana sup.
ported by and In an institution owned
and maintained wholly by the state."
The idea is that the latter bill will
not become effective unless the people
psss the appropriation bill.
Thus does the Legislature dispose or
one of the knottiest Knots mat me
boys had to wrestle with at this ses
sion. The House passed Representative
Bowman s bill prohibiting further com
mttments of children to sectarian in.
stitutions. but the Senate avoided go.
ing on record on the issue by passing it
on to the people.
PKISON" NOW UP TO PEOPLE
Senate Reconsiders House) Bill SIS
-and Passes Measure.
SALEM. Or.. Feb. 19. (Special.)
The Senate this morning reconsidered
and passed House bill xso. 618. which
provides for a vote by the people on
the Question of the construction or a
new penitentiary, and which was post
poned indefinitely a few days ago.
under the bin o,ouu is appropn
An instrument of
ful fines, fAaf oc
capiem no morm
mpaca than an up
Caruso maytg "Its
TONE U wonder"
Easy Terms if desired
On the principle that only the best is good
enough for our patrons, we have obtained the
wonderful new Artcraft productions with
lovely ' .
The above photograph shows how "America's
Sweetheart" appears in her newest produc
tion: "The Poor Little Rich Girl"
Mary Pickford Productions in Portland, here
after, can be seen only at the Peoples or Star
Theaters. Many others of the world's greatest
photoplays are scheduled for early showing.
Today and tomorrow at the Peoples
Alice Brady in 'Bought arid Paid For
A' wonderful production never before shown
in Portland! Coming Thursday: 4
Theodore Roberts in "The American Consul"
Coming Sunday: Clara Kimball Young a
new picture. -
Alder at West Park
Matinees, except holidays, 10c
ated, to be patd in four annual tax
levies of $100,000 each, provided the
bill receives the indorsement of the
people. The prison Is to be construct
ed either on its present site or on some
other location within this county. The
Oovernor Insists that the prison should
be on a new site, higher In the hills.
The motion for reconsideration " was
made by Senator Stelwer and found lit
tle opposition when- an explanation of
the bill was made.
ROAD TAX BILL IS TABLED
House Thinks $6,000,000 Bonds
Will Be Sufficient.
STATE CAPITOL Salem. Or, Feb. 19.
(Special.) The House tonight in
definitely postponed Senator Pierce s
bill putting to a vote of the people a
proposal to Increase the direct tax
levy for road purposes from one-quarter
mill to one and one-quarter mills.
The bill was Introduced and passed
by the Senate before the $6.0.00.000 bond
bill came up and was Intended to pro
vide funds for future highway develop
ment in the event no bond legislation
DIKE PROJECT PROPOSED
Reclamation of 1000 Acres Near
Kelso May Bo Undertaken.
KELSO. Wash- Feb. It. (SpealsX)
Plans for the reclamation of about 1000
acres of overflow lsnd In the D. W.
Bush. John Bush, John Pietala and
Catlln plaoes, west of Kelso, are now
being oonsldered by the interested own
ers. Building of the Matchette dike
from Mount Solo to the Columbia will
protect one side of this tract, and the
Kletsch-Bush, dike will protect the
other side, so that the construction of
three-quarters of a mile of low dike
along the Columbia will reclaim th
1000 acres of land lying between the
other two diking projects.
If this project goes through and
diking district No. S is organised more
than 10,000 acres of overflow land
will be reclaimed In this district be
fore June, 1911.
Government to Defend Ruling.
PENDLETON. Or., Feb. 19. (Special)
Robert R. Rankin, assistant United
States District Attorney, is here from
Portland preparing the government's
side of the appeal to the state Supreme
Court from Judge Phelps- decision
in r'-gard to the respective rights of
the, Pendleton Roller Mills and the
Umatilla reservation Indians Judge
CAHUSO 0-HIS "ti
Phelps held the Indians had
right to the water because of
made by the Government.
Rfad The Oreeoninn rlnoslTed sfle.
NEW YORK PEACOCK
Also Special 3-Act Comedy
THERE'S MANY A FOOL,
A burlesque on "A Fool There
Hart on Thurs.
IT STOPS CROUP
The safes, thing for a scared mother
to have on hand for croup is a bottle of
Foley's Honey and Tar. It stops croup
by cutting the thick, choking membrane
and raising the phlegm; by easing the
hoarse tight breathing, by leaving a
soothing coating on the Inflamed lining
of the throat, and stopping the hoarse
cough. Mrs. T. Neureurer. Kau C'lairo.
Wis., says: "Foley's Hom-r r.nd Tr
cured my boy of a very severe attitek of
croup after" other remedies had failed.
I recommend it, ps w know from our
own experience that M in a wundfrfiil
remedy lor coughs, folds, croup anil
whooping cough." lour Uualur cils it.