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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 36, 1918.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. LYII. NO. 17,841.
U. S. TROOPS FOIL
MILADY WARNED TO
SHUN BEAUTY AIDS
CYCLONE AND TIDAL
WAVE SMASH CITY
DOOR OF PEACE III
ATTACK ON EL PASO
CLAIMED BY RIVAL
PEACE FOR AUSTRIA
EUROPE STILL SHUT
MACKAV, AUSTRALIA, SCENE OF
MEXICAN SOLDIERS ENGAGE IN
ROUGE AND OTHER COSMETICS
SAID TO CONTAIN POISONS.
BATTLE ACROSS RIO GRANDE.
PARTISAN ROW, SAY
Speech Shows Nation
Is in Dire Straits.
HOPEFUL VIEW IS TAKEN
Points of Agreement With Wil
son Are Set Forth.
RUSSIAN OUTLOOK CHEERS
ForHga Minister, la Address to
Relchratb. Declares That Coun
try Will ot Demand Foot of
Territory or Indemnities.
BASEL. Jan. IS. Count Cxernln. the
Austro-Hnngarian Minister of Foreign
Affairs. In an address to the Austrian
delegation In the Relchrath. bad laid
bare for the people of a nation war
worn and desirous of peace, the stand
of the dual monarchy toward the peace
alms as stated by President Wilson
and David Lloyd George, the British
While oeclaring that the CoTernment
was In rlrtual agreement with some of
the peace aims of President Wilson and
that the differences which still exist
did not appear to be so great that a
conversation regarding them would
not lead to enlightenment and a rap-
prochement which might bring togeth
er all the allied states In peace nego
tiations, the dominant note in the ad
dress was his plea to the delegations
for their support in the crisis and the
making known of the fact that Austria
Is In straits for food.
Xatlea Keeda T4.
The Foreign .Minister laid strees on
the negotiations with Russia and par
ticularly with the Ukraine.
"I wish to use peace with these Rus
sian states which possess foodstuffs
available for export to assist our popu
latlon." he said.
If the erroneous Impression was cre
ated among the enemies of the dual
monarchy that It must absolutely con
elude peace Immediately a peace at
any price "then we shall not have a
single bushel of wheat." the Minister
The Count In the course of his ad
dress said that Austria waa not seeking
annexationa or Indemnities.
"I declare once again that I demand
pot a square meter or a kreutzer from
Kussia and that If Russia, as seems the
case, adopts the same point of view,
peace ought to result.
Thoe who wish peace at any price
might be able to cast doubts upon my
loyalty if I did not tell them to their
fire, with the same categoric frank
ness that I shall never agree to con
rtude a peace exceeding the limits
which I have Just Indicated.
"Once more. It can be stated that
there Is no reason to draw the peas!
mis tic conclusion that the peace nego
nations will fall, for the commissions
which are conferring are agreed to the
principle of peace without annexations
or indemnities ani only new Instruc
tions from various Russian govern
meats and their disappearance could
change this status.
The Minister said the two most seri
ous difficulties which are the cause of
the negotiations not proceeding as
quickly as everyone could wish, were:
"That we are not dealing with one
Interrogator. but hare to negotiate
with various newly created Russian
states with Russia, as represented by
Petrocrad: with the Ukraine, with Fin
land and with the Caucasus directly,
and with others who. for the moment,
are not represented at the Brest-
.ta-reeaaeat Is Reached.
"With the Ukraine we have already
advanced far. We came to an agree
ment on the basis of no annexation and
no Indemnities, and we have already
agreed to a great extent that commer
cial relations should be resumed.
"Regarding, the Poland frontier,
which up to the present has not been
exactly fixed, we do not desire any
thing at all from this new state. The
people of ''Poland must freely and
without being Influenced. In any way.
settle their own destiny. I see in the
desire of Poland the only guarantee for
lasting harmony. I am Irrevocably of
the opinion that the Polish question
ought not to delay peace for a day."
Poland Called ladepeadeat.
Count Czernln said he would willing
ly have seen Poland participating In the
peace negotiations, for in his view Po
land waa an Independent state.
"Another difficulty undoubtely Is the
divergence of view between Germany
and the Russian government on the in
terpretation of the right of the Rus
sian peoples to decide their own des
tinies In the territories occupied by
German troops. Germany has no In
tention of making any territorial con
quest by violence at the expense of
Jtusrla. but the difference of opinion
In of a two-fold character. Germany
adopts the legitimate point of view
that the numerous expressions of the
will of the people for Independence and
autonomy should be considered as the
provisional basis of the opinion of the
peoples, which subsequently could be
ascertained by popular vote on ex
Russia Oppssea View.
"The Russian government still op
poses this point of view as regards
iCoaclwdsd ea i.e. i Column S.
Loss of Life Believed IIcstj Four-
teen Bodies Already Recovered.
Property Damage Large.
STDNET. N. S. W.. Jan. 25. Ths city
of Mackay. In Queensland, has been
overwhelmed by a cyclone, which pro-
duced a tidal wave and flood conditions.
Heavy loss of life Is feared. Four
teen bodies have already been re
There Is a call for assistance.
Property damage waa heavy, espe
cially to the stocks of sugar, of which
more than 13.000.000 worth was stored
In the town.
Mackay, a seaport of Queensland. lies
on ths southern bank of ths Pioneer
River. It la sltusted In a sugar-grow-
ing region and la the port of outlet for
Important gold and copper fields. It
had a population of approximately 5000
by the last available census.
VANCOUVER. B. C-. Jan. 25. A spe
cial cable to the Vancouver World from
Sydney, N. 8. W, says Mackay. a town
In North Queensland, waa recently
struck by a cyclone.
Great damage was done and it was
feared there was serious loss of life,
Communication with the stricken
town was practically severed.
NAVY SURGEON IS SPEAKER
City Club Told of Methods Used In
Air Service Recruiting.
Members of the City Club learned of
Navy and air service recruiting meth
ods and statistics at their luncheon yes
terday In the Benson Hotel. Dr. E. K.
Scott, assistant surgeon attached to the
local recruiting office of the Navy,
was the principal speaker. He reviewed
the work of the Portland recruiting
station since the beginning of the war.
Dr. Louis Levy, In charge of the
aviation recruiting office recently es
tablished here, told of the careful ex
amination to which recruits are sub
jected In order to find those who are
suited for service In the air. lieuten
ant Frank M. Cordner, president of the
aviation examining board, also told of
methoda and results of recruiting for
the air service.
MORMONS TO PAY MEXICO
Taxes of Colonists to Be Made Up to
Prevent Land's Seizure.
SALT LAKE CITY. Jan. S5. Advised
that ths Mexican government proposes
to selxe the lands of Mormon colonists
In Northern Mexico unless the taxes
levied upon them are paid, the Mormon
church authorities here decided today
to provide the necessary finances to
In some Instancea It Is reported that
members of the church deserted their
property and have not returned to
Mexico. In such cases where It is
shown the colonists left property ow
ing to warfare or other trouble, the
church authorities will pay the taxes
and thereby enable the colonists to re
turn to the property when conditions
8-HOUR PROTEST ENTERED
McArlliur Writes Wilson Regarding
Order Aimed at Northwest.
OREGOXIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Jan. 15. Representative sic
Arthur today wrote the President pro
testing against the Issuance of an
executive order placing the lumber
mills of ths Northwest on an eight
hour basis unless the order Includes
also the competing mills of the South
Ha said he would not oppose the
establishment of an eight-hour day on
a Nation-wide basis, but an order ap
plicable alone to the Northwest would
be doubly discriminatory against Ore
gon and Washington, as wages In those
atatea are practically double the wages
paid to colored laborers in Southern
Vancouver Issue to Finance Ship
Plant Is Approved.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. Jan. 5. (Spe
ciaL) The Washington State Board of
Finance, in a meeting today, voted to
take bonds for 1185.000 at 44 per cent
interest. The bonds were authorized
by the Port of Vancouver to finance
the Standifer Construction Corporation
The bonds are for $1000 each and
may be taken up any time after one
year. The money is available at once.
7 TONS OF BOMBS DROPPED
Cruiser Goeben and Galata Airdrome
Targets for Aviators.
LONDOX. Jan. 25. During the last
48 hours seven tons of bombs have been
ropped on and around the former Ger
man cruiser Goeben. stranded in the
Dardanelles, and upon the Galata air
drome. It was officially announced to
Several hits were obtained.
ANZAC WAR LOAN OFFERED
Australia Announces New Issue of
VANCOUVER, B. C, Jan. 25. Pre
mier Hughes, of Australia, has an-
nouned a new Australian war loan of
This waa made known In a cable re
ceived today by the Vancouver World
from Sydney, K. 8. W.
Germany and, Austri
Do Not Yield.
PREMIERS DEFINE POLICIES
Vague Statements Made
MILITARISTS STILL RULE
Ilcrtling and Czernln Talk of Possl
billtles of Ending War, but Xo
Sign of Real Conciliation
Can Be Recognized.
PITHY POIXTS rS VOX HERT
LI.VG'S AND CZERXIN'S
Germany will not give up Alsace-Lorraine
under any circum
stances. Forcible annexation of Belgian
territory not desired.
With regard to French terri
tory. Germany did not desire an
nexations of it by violence, but
question of this territory will be
discussed only with France.
The evacuation of Russian ter
ritory could be discussed only
Agreement with certain points
in President Wilson's speech ex
pressed and new proposals from
Auatro-Hungarlan Foreign Min
ister voiced a desire to continue
the exchange of peace views with
the allies. In particular he
thought such exchanges between
Austria-Hungary and the United
States were desirable.
WASHINGTON, Jan. iS. No advance
toward peace Is seen here In the
speeches made today In Berlin and Vi
enna by the German Chancellor and
Austrian Foreign Minister upon the
war alms of the central powers. "
Formal commont will be withheld
until the texts are put out by an au
thorized German agency, but after
reading press accounts of the speeches
officials expressed the opinion that
they were framed largely for. Internal
consumption with the incidental pur
poses to plant seeds of discord among
the allies by suggestions of separate
negotiations and to apepal to the sym
pathies of the radical Socialist elements
in the enemy countries.
Team Work Suggested.
Regarding the design to affect the
Internal conditions of Germany and
Austria, one official suggested that
the striking differences of tone in the
two speeches, the German being almost
defiantly aggressive, and the Austrian
compromising and insinuating, were
Concluded oa Pass 4, Column 3.)
A HOG REMAINS
One American Slightly Wounded and
Mounted Raider Is Seen to Fall
Juarez Official Reticent.
EL PASO, Tex., Jan. 25. For an hou
and 45 minutes tonight American and
Mexican soldiers exchanged shots across
the Rio Grande near the Sants Fe
ternational bridge In the Southern sec
tion of El Paso. The river at the
scene of the encounter Is lees than 150
feet wide and upward of 500 shots were
exchanged. One American, Private
Linn, an infantryman, was struck in
the Up by a b let. One Mexican, who
was directing the fire from the Mexi
can side of the river, was seen to top
ple from his horse.
According to the officer in command
of the Infantry company on duty at
the bridge, the firing started when sev
eral groups of Mexicans supposed to
have been smugglers attempted to cross
the river. It is not clear whether the
first shots came from the Mexican or
the American side, but within a few
minutes the firing became general on
On the Mexican side, soldiers, many
of them mounted, were scattered out
for a distance of 300 yards and kept
up a constant fire apparently directed
at the Customhouse and the Immlgra
tion Service Station at the American
end of the bridge.
The soldiers of the American bridge
guard returned the fire briskly, shoot
Ing whenever they could discern I
moving figure on the opposite bank ot
the river and at the flashes of their
At 11 o'clock ttyj firing ceased almost
as abruptly as It had begun, the Mex
leans' retiring from the river bank to
ward the center of Juarez.
Asked over the telephone for an ex
planation, the officer in charge of mil
itary headquarters at Juarez declined
to make any statement beyond saying
that the affair was trivial and that it
Second Contingent Reaches France
for Service at Front.
PARIS, Jan. 25. A new contingent
of Portuguese troops has just been
anded in France.
Before embarking the troops were
reviewed by the Portuguese Premier,
Dr. Sidonio Paes, who reaffirmed the
ntention of Portugal to continue the
war to the end.
The first Portuguese expeditionary
force landed In France early last year.
It holds a sector of the front in Bel
glum. Artillery activity on the front north
of Verdun and the repulse of German
raiding parties In the Aisne region are
reported by the War Office today.
RHINE VALLEY IS FLOODED
Cologne Inundated, Provisions Lost
and People Forced to Flee.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 25. A flood re
ported in the Upper Rhine Valley has
nundated the city of Cologne, destroy
ng quantities of provisions, dispatches
ecelved here today said.
In eome localities the rise of the
river was so rapid that the people had
to be aroused so they could flee by the
tolling of bells.
Troops were sent to the aid of the
A HOG FROM THE BEGINNING
TELEGRAMS FLOOD SENATOR
Congratulations Pour In From
. All Over Union.
OREGON SENDS APPROVAL
Eastern Press Takes Deep Interest
In Clash Over War Department,
bnt Many Papers Refrain
From Making Comment.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
lngton, Jan. 25. Because Colonel Roose
velt has voiced hearty approval of Sen
ator Chamberlain's efforts to inject ef
ficiency Into the military administra
tion and to purge the service of incom
petents. Administration leaders have
started out to make the War Depart
ment row a partisan Issue. They are
already resorting to camouflage in
charging that the Oregon Senator and
T. R. are in "cahoots." One Adminis
tration spokesman says Senator Cham
berlain's charges will be discounted be
cause they are Indorsed by the Colonel,
Frieada Admit Error.
At the same time Democrats gener
ally freely admit the President erred
in personally impeaching Senator Cham
berlain, for in so doing he forced the
Senator to defend himself and to sub
stantiate the charges made in his New
Senator Chamberlain today received
hundreds of telegrams congratulating
him and thanking him for his speech
of yesterday. Over 100 came from Ore
gon; some came from nearly every
state in the Union.
The Senator's speech was liberally
printed In Eastern papers, but. few of
them have yet commented editorially.
Truth Issue Again Raised.
The New Tork World, still defending
the President, says:
'In the opinion of Senator Chamber
lain, smarting under the sting of per
sonal rebuke from the White House,
President Wilson does not know the
"Nothing could be more ridiculous
than Senator Chamberlain's statement
that President Wilson does not know
the truth about the war. There Is no
man in the world who knows more
about it than President Wilson.
There Is no evidence that the Cham
berlain committee ever sought the
broad facts about the conduct of the
war. It was mainly engaged in muck
raking the War Department, in listen-
ng to the complaints of disappointed
contractors and in finding minor short
comings to criticise. If the Chamber
lains were to have their way the pres
ent war machinery of the United States
would be wrecked."
The New York Tribune, saying that
Concluded on Pace 2, Column 4.)
UNTIL THE END.
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Bureau of Standards Says Many Iilp
and Cheek Paints Cause Se
rious Results to Users.
. WASHINGTON. Jan. 25. Warning to
the public to be careful In the use of
hair dyes, rouge, hair removers and
similar cosmetics because many of them
contain poisonous ingredients was
given today by the Bureau of Stand
"Rouge for cheeks or lips has been
the cause of serious mercury poison
ing," says the bureau's statement, ow
ing to the presence of Vermillion (mer
cury sulphide). Hair removers are in
general quite corrosive in character,
such as calcium, sulphydrate with cal
cium hydroxide, and sometimes poison
ous, as calcium hydroxide with arsenic
SHOES HIDEC0DE PAPERS
Bolshevikl Suspect Arrested as He
Arrives From Orient.
SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 25. (Special.)
Matthew Krulke, 28. a Russian, car
rying papers indicating that he Is an
I. W. W. and also having document
in secret code, was arrested here to
day as he stepped ashore fnom a Japa
nese liner and taken to the immigra
tion station for further Investigation.
The cipher messages were concealed
in the soles of Krulke's shoes.
Federal authorities believe that
Krulke Is one of the Bolshevikl en
voys recently reported on their way
from Russia to Chicago to aid in the
defense of the Industrial Workers of
the Wonld, awaiting trial -there for
alleged pro-German activities. ,
Krulke has made two round trips
across the Pacific since last June. He
was exiled from Russia seven years
ago and returned with a number of
fellow countrymen following the over
throw of the Czar.
WAR WORK PLANTS BURNED
Shipbuilding Property and Cotton
Duck Mills Near Baltimore Lost.
BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 25. The
shipbuilding plant of the Henry B.
Smith & Co.. located at Curtis Bay, is
reported to have been destroyed by fire
early tonight. It is known as one of
the Federal Shipping Board plants, and
was not yet completed.
Fire of mysterious origin also de
stroyed the Oella cotton duck mills at
Elllcott City early tonight.
The mills were turning out cloth for
the Government. The damage is esti
mated at $500,000.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
Austria gives peace terms, accepting- many
oi wwson s suggestions, page 1.
Central belligerents continue to adhere to
anti-peace policy. Page 1.
City of Mackay, Australia, overwhelmed by
cyclone and tidal wave. Page 1.
volcano forming where Guatemala City
aiooa rage a.
Chancellor Hertling says tone of allied
spokesman has changed but asks for new
terms. Page 4.
EL J. Stettinius appointed chief of Army
supplies, page l.
Secretary Baker will reply to Chamberlain
charges on Monday before Senate military
committee, page z.
President's friends charge Chamberlain with
being party to partisan row. Page 1.
Packers disclosed as having fought inquiry
into inaustry. page z.
United States Bureau of Standards warns
against use of cosmetics. Page 1.
Former Surgeon-General Gorgas testifies that
no cantonment hospital has yet been
completed. Page 3.-
Paclflo Northwest can build all wooden ships
required, benate committee Ja informed.
U. S. troops foil attack by Mexican soldiers
on iA Paso. Page 1.
Workers favor Government operation of
mines. Page 3.
Allies said to view war management In
America with apprehension. Page 3.
Walter McCredle says Charlie Hollocher is
coming baseball star. Page 8.
Seattle hockey team defeats Portland.
O. A. C. basketball team defeats Washing
ton. Page a.
Columbia Prep. School defeats Washington
High quintet, 27 to IV. page s.
Three Oregon mlllmen are elected on board
of West Coast Lumbermen's Association.
Twenty-five-cent grain bags problem for
wheat grower, page a.
Municipal fish market does rushing first-day
business. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Improvement In Eastern markets for North
western apples, page ii.
Oats higher On heavy buying by exporters.
Stock prices advance under leadership of
rails. Page 17.
Government timber survey of Northwest ex
pected. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Commissioner Holman's fight on Roadmaster
Yeon is blocked, page a.
Athlete blames mother-in-law for break-up
of family, page i.
R. N. stanfleld to open campaign for United
States Senator -Monday, page v.
Registration of alien enemies to be difficult
task. Page J J.
Exemption boards rushing work of physical
examination OI uiaas j. men. page 10.
Jitney question to be put up to people again.
Two hundred and fifty-one students gradu
ated at High and Polytechnic schools.
Commissioner Barbur recommends establish
ment of city-owned paving plant. Page 7.
Prices on public market to be fixed Monday.
Garden drive of Conservation League to be
. begun soon. Page 3.
Woman bigamist shot by Jealous husband;
may die. Page 1.
Inquiry Into minimum wage situation shows
Jiving cost increase is -s per cent over
1910. Page 8.
Draft status of ex-unlverslty professor under
investigation. Page 5.
Oregon is preparing for third liberty loan.
Portland Red Cross women asked to cn-
tralize work. Page 14.
Weather f eport, data and forecast. Faga J4.
Three Charges Fired;
. Two Effective.
WOMAN. IS EXPECTED TO DIE
Confession of Marriage to
Both Men Is Made.
CLARENCE GUY ASSAILANT
Mrs. Gladys Guy Deliberately Fired
Upon for Refusal to Leave Sec
ond Husband Warning Saves
Latter From Similar Fate.
Clarence Guy, 2G, shot and probably
fatally wounded the woman he claims
as his wife yesterday at 313 Stanton
street, because, he says, the woman re
fused to desert Ranslaer Morden, whom
she claims as her husband.
In a statement to Deputy District
Attorney Hammersley at the Emanuel
Hospital last night, the wounded
woman admitted having married both
men. She says she married Guy under
her stepmother's name of Pensilen, but
"considered the marriage illegal because
she did not use her own name of Clark.
Therefore, she says, she felt free to
Wounded Woman la 10.
The woman in the queer triangle of
domestic life formerly was Miss Gladys
Clark, of Eugene. She is 19 years old.
She is wounded in the left side and in
the back, and it is believed that she
will die. The assassin fired at her
Guy declares the woman Is, his wife
and says he married her in Vancou
ver, Wash., November 15, 1917, Judge
Black officiating:, and the files of The
Oregonian show that a marriage li
cense was Issued on that date to Clar
ence Guy and Gladys Pensilen.
Morden, on the other hand, is em
phatic In the declaration that he is the
lawful husband and says they were
married in Vancouver by a Methodist
minister at the home of a Presbyterian
pastor, January 4, 1918, and the files
of The Oregonian show that a license
was issued upon that date to Ranslaer
Morden and Emellne Clark, both of
Morden Warned of Danger.
After emptying three chambers of a
38-callber revolver In his attempt to
murder the woman, Guy endeavored to
reach the plant of the Columbia River
Shipbuilding Corporation, where Mor
den was employed, intending to kill
him, but the police, under the personal
direction of Chief Inspector Clark,
"covered" that place and located the
marked man in time to save his life.
He was also warned by relatives. Be
fore the would-be assassin could exe
cute his plan the man who otherwise
might have been his second victim was
rushing to Emanuel Hospital, to which
place the object ot Guy's wrath was
. While the police scoured the city for
him, Guy refilled his revolver and sped
for his next Intended victim, but upon
learning that he was watched, changed
his plans and returned to his rooms at
the Gem apartments. First and Harri
son streets, where Inspector Goltz
Doctors Work Desperately.
Meanwhile, desperate efforts were
being made to save the woman's life,
Dr. A. H. Cantrll performing a blood-
transfusion operation, from Mord and
Harvey Clark, her brother, whose home
Is in Eugene.
At police headquarters, Guy confessed
the whole thing, declaring that he shot
and attempted to kill the woman be
cause she left him and ran away with
Morden. He said he shot at her three
times and thought two hit her. He
aimed low, he said, because he did not
wish to kill her instantly, desiring to
see her suffer before being relieved by
death. He was very bitter, attributing
it all to her leaving him for the other
Morten and his friends declare that
she was never married to Guy, but
that the latter wished her to go to San
Francisco with him and enter the
underworld; that he took out a license
at Vancouver, giving an assumed name
for her, so that, should they ever be
orrested, her true name would not come
Guy Charges Desertion.
Guy told the police and Deputy Dis
trict Attorneys Collier and Ryan, who
took his statement at headquarters,
that the woman and Morden met at a
dance in Arion Hall, at Second and Oak
streets, a few weeks ago, and that she
became infatuated with Morden and
finally left Guy.
Guy says he was born in Dallas, Or.,
and that the woman was from Salem.
She. however, lived at 22 North Broad
way, this city, up to a short time ago,
under the name of Gladys Clark.
Details of the shooting are graphi
cally related by Mrs. O. R. Dlmick, of
557 Williams avenue, a sister of the
woman, who was shot, who was pres-
nt at the time.
Gladys was nervous all afternoon,"
said Mrs. Dimick "She kept opening
the door and looking, as if she were
afraid of someone who was coming.
When Clarence Guy showed up, a
little after 3 o'clock, she went out in
the hall to talk to him, and left mu
In her room. After they had been
talking for several minutes their voices
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