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THE 3IORXIXG OREGOXIAX, THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1919.
TO ATTEfilD SESSION
Multnomah Delegation Wil
Waive Pay and Mileage.
STATEMENT IS PREPARED
D. C. Lewis Declares Intention to
Launch Muement for Removal
of Capital to Portland.
Members of the Multnomah delega
tion who met Tuesday night at the of
fice of Senator W. W. Banks in the Yeon
building are willing to waive pay and
mileage in oraer that the national
woman suffrage amendment may be
The legislators' conclusion regarding
the request of Governor Olcott was em
bodied in a brief statement, which the
12 members present signed, and John
B. Coffey, upon authorization, attached
the name of Eugene K. Smith. It was
stated by Senator Banks that Senators
S. B. Huston and John Gill were in
accord with the action of the members
who participated. This leaves only five
members of the Multnomah delegation
whose attitude is yet to be made
known: Dr. J3. C. McFarland, Dr.
Chester Moore, Oren R. Richards, Jo
seph .Richardson and K.. K.. JCubli.
Removal of Capital la Aim.
D. C. Lewis, who declined to write
to the governor in response to the let
ter sent to all members, declared that
if the special session is called he will
introduce a resolution for submission
to the voters, calling for a constitu
tional amendment, to remove the cap
ital from Salem to Portland. He said
he would introduce also an act to give
municipalities control of telephone
rates. He was insistent that these are
emergency measures that should be
acted upon at a special session of the
legislature, and sought to obtain assent
of fellow members.
George T. Baldwin, senator from the
district composed of Klamath, Lake,
Crook, Jefferson and Deschutes coun
ties; J. P. Gallagher, representative
from Malheur; Representative Wood
son of Morrow county; T. B. Handley,
senator from Tillamook, and Represen
tative Denton G. Bur dick of Redmond,
whose district is one of the largest in
the state, were among those from out
side who discussed the situation with
the Multnomah men. Just by way of
making the legislators feel that it was
a joint session of the two houses Ser-geant-at-Arms
J. K. Singer of the house
acted as doorkeeper.
Suffrage Leaders Heard.
Miss Emma "Wold, of the Oregon suf
frage ratification committee, and Miss
Vivian Pierce of San Diego, engaged in
suffrage organization work for several
years, appeared in behalf of ratifica
tion. It was not until after the adop
tion of the resolution expressing the
willingness of the members to waive
their mileage and per diem that Miss
"Wold was ushered into the council room
and invited to speak.
Senator Baldwin expressed his appre
ciation of the suffrage amendment and
said that Oregon should pass it, but
held to the view that important emer
gency measures should also be acted
upon, if the members are called to
gether. The defect in the Roosevelt
highway act, to make it conform to re
quirements of the federal government,
and rectification of any weakness in
the irrigation bond interest guarantee,
he averred should be promptly acted
Statement Brings Laughter.
Representative Gallagher said that It
Is a heavy expense to come from his
district in the far eastern end of the
state, but that he would certainly at
tend, and brought laughter with the as
sertion that "no one need kid himself
with the idea that a great many mem
bers will not come if an extra session
is called he would not trust the others
to get together alone."
It was the opinion of a number of the
legislators that Governor Olcott, if he
regards the matter of importance,
should have taken the full responsibil
ity and called the special session, as
provided by the constitution, and that
it would be manifestly unfair to require
a majority to agree to meet without
mileage or per diem and then agree to
allow expenses to members who might
feel that they could not afford the ex
pense. Karly Ratification Advocated.
"In my opinion any member of the
legislature makes a sacrifice when he
accepts the place," said Oscar Home,
"and I feel that no member will refuse
to make the sacrifice necesasry to at
tend the extra session if it is called by
the governor. It is a matter of impor
tance and the women are entitled to the
ratification immediately. They have had
a great part in the war work and it is
only fitting recognition of all that they
have done to help them to get the bal
lot as quckly as possible."
Miss Wold thanked the legislators for
their friendly attitude and said that it
is her hope Oregon will be first among
Pacific coast states to ratify the amend
ment. Statement la Prepared.
The statement to the governor, with
the names attached, which will go to
the executive today, is as follows:
"We. the undersigned members of the
Multnomah delegation, agree that in
case you call a special session of the
legislature to ratify the national suf
frage amendment to the constitution
we will waive our mileage and per diem
for attendance at said session:
W. W. Banks. H. L. Idleman. R, S.
Farrell, O. W. Hosford, Oscar Home,
Eugene K. Smith. John B. Coffey. Her
bert Gordon. A. W. Orton. David C. Lof
gren. D. C Lewis. Gus. C. Moser, F. C
LEGION 70 BEGIN PROBE
. COMMITTEE OX MYERS CASE EX
PECTED TO MEET TODAY.
Newspaper Reports to Be Disregard
ed In Investigation That Will Be
Completed in Few Days.
Other than preparation for a thor
ough Investigation by the employment
committee of Portland Post No. 1 of
the American Legion into the charges
made agamsi Postmaster Myers of dis
crimination aguinst postal clerks re
tiirned from miltiary service, nothing
new developed Tuesday in the contro
An apparent armistice exists between
Mayor Baker and the postmaster, fol
lowing the reply Mayor Baker Issued
Monday to the second long statement
issued by Postmaster Myers.
The investigation by the American
Legion promises to settle the contro
versy, perhaps before any action i
taken in Washington in response to
Mayor Faker" telegram to the post
Til a investigation to be conducted by
the American Legion will be on the
basis of ascertaining If ex-service men
have actually been discriminated
"We are entering this case. said
Jar es O. Convill, chairman of the in
vestigating committee, "because it is
thr duty of our organization to be ab
solutely sure that unjust discrimination
is not practiced by anyone against .ex
service men. 'We have made countless
investigations since the employment
bureau has been established so that
this is not new procedure.
"The committee will not take news
paper accounts of the controversy be
tween Postmaster Myers and Mayor
Baker into account. We will conduct
a strictly independent Investigation,
which should be concluded within two
or three days. Then, in accordance
with the resolution adopted by the post,
we will report to the executive com
mitter our findings, which will be act
ed upon as that committee sees fit."
Mr. Convill explained that he had not
yet called his committee together but
would probably do bo today. Just
what procedure would be followed he
did not kno although he said that
this investigation would not "differ in
any way from investigations of alleged
discrimination on the part of private
employers, reported to the Legion from
time to time.
WORK ON 01 fiOT HALTED
SUIT FAILS TO EXJOIX" WARM
SPRINGS IRRIGATIOX DISTRICT.
Bonds of $200,000 Are Required to
Cover Possible Damage to Pa
cific Livestock Holdings.
Suit by the Pacific Livestock com
pany to enjoin the construction of a
dam by the Warm Springs irrigation
district designed to impound the wa
ters of the Malheur river was denied
Tuesday by Federal Judgre Bean after
a hearing in federal court. The con
struction of the dam will be permitted
on the condition that the irrigation
district post a bond of $200,000 to cover
any damage to the Pacific Livestock
company's holdings by the flooding of
of their land.
The Waim Springs irrigation district
was organized three years ago by a
group of landholders, but sale of bonds
by the district was prevented by war
conditions until January of this year.
The pouring of concrete in the dam was
begun June 4, and tt is expected that
the structure will be completed by next
The holdings of the Pacific Livestock
company consist of 2500 acres along
the Malheur river, about 1800 acres of
which will be flooded by the operation
of the dam. The suit for injunction
followed the failure of the livestock
company and irrigation district to
agree upon the value of the land held
by the livestock company, the irrigation
district holding the price of 1200,000,
which the livestock company demanded.
far in excess of its actual worth.
The irrigation district is prepared.
according to attorneys representing the
district, to pay whatever price for the
land is determined in a suit for con
demnation which will be tried this fall.
The Warm Springs irrigation district
was represented in the trial here by
Judge George E. Davis of Vale. Or., John
L. Rand of Baker, and Edward h Tread-
well of San Francisco represented the
Pacific Livestock company. John K.
Kollock of Portland acted as special
counsel for certain bondholders in the
FLIERS TO STAGE JINKS
Aviators and Enthusiasts to Frolic at
Press CInb Monday Xigut.
Under direction of Milton Reed Klep-
per, president of the Aero Club of Ore
gon, a jinks will be staked at the
Portland Press club Monday night, Au
gust 11. at 8:30 o'clock. Mr. Klepper
will provide tobacco in ample quan
tities. In collaboration with Mr. Klep
per the Press club will provide some
Invitations are extended to all pro
fessional and amateur fliers, and to
others interested in flying, to attend.
The guests may include Governor Ol
cott, who Is an aviation enthusiast.
having flown over Oregon and Califor
nia: also George E. Love, manager of
the Aero Craft of Oregon.
O. C. Leiter will act as chairman of
the evening, assisted by Lieutenants
Maxie and Metzer and Captain Tanner,
U. S. A-. who is engaged at the pres
ent time in viewing available sites for
a landing place.
ARMY FUGITIVE IS CAUGHT
Man Arrested at Salem Is Accused of
SALEM, Or.. Aug. 5. (Special.)
Acting upon information received from
army recruiting headquarters in Port-
and, the Salem police yesterday ar
rested Luther Bartlett of this city, who
is charged with defrauding the Lmted
Bartlett was taken to Portland to
day. He refused to comment on the
chareres aeainst him.
OREGON FIN REACH U. S.
TRANSPORTS FROM FRANCE
LAND AT NEW 1'ORK.
Many Portland Boys Included in
Various Units Disembarked
at Eastern Port.
BY PEGGY CURTIS.
NEW YORK, Aug. 6. (Special.) The
following men arrived Tuesday on
beard the U. S. S. Julia Luckenbach:
Headquarters balloon detachment
group, 3d army. Sergeant Raymond E.
Donahey, Portland; Evacuation hospital
No. 30, Allen S. 'Williams, Corvallis;
fiild staff 15th field artillery,' Lieuten
ant Albert H. S. Haffenden. Portland;
supply company loth field artillery,
George Alsfcrook, Portland; battery A,
15th field artillery. Captain John R.
Williams, Portland; 16th field hospital
company, Captain Charles E. Nears,
Portland: Brest casual company No.
3228. Alvah T. Weston. Portland. These
men were sent to Camp Mills, Long
On board the U. S. S. Finland were
Headquarters troop. 3d army corps.
Kimball S. Frisbie, Portland: Raymond
H. Campgnol, Oregon City: William M.
Pearson, Raymond E. Douglas and
Hazei. T. Gage, Portland; Thomas L.
Whitmer. Hillsdale: Norman A. McCor
mick and Dewey D. Powers, Portland;
Charles Richardson, Oregon City; Fred
erick Rikard, Condon: Otto S. Swank
ani inrence A. Zehrung. Portland;
Frank W. Roseat rough, Salem.
Headquarters detachment, 2d am
munition train, Loren A. Philben, Port
land; company D, 2d ammunition train.
Ivan D. Baker and company C, La
Grande; Walter H. Stranghoener and
company D. Echo; George A. Oleman,
Redville, company B, 2nd engineers.
Charles V. Fry, Nyssa; Barrel L. How-
ton, Salem; Fred C. Erickson. Astoria;
Charles Mornhenweg. Halsey, Clare H.
Shutt, Salem; company A. 4th machine
gun battalion. Lieutenant Edgar L
Wheeler, Marshfield; Brest casual com
pany No. 3249, Conrad E. Sture, Port
land. The above men and officers were sent
to Camp Mills, Long Island.
FORESTERS FIGHT LEAGUE
CATHOLIC ORDER HAS FEAR
FOR IRELAND'S FUTURE.
Resolutions Also Warn Against Any
Foreign Entanglement; Favor
A protest against the ratification of
the league of nations is voiced in reso
lutions adopted by the Portland league
of Catholic Foresters at a recent meet
ing. The protest is based on the asser
tion that the people of Ireland, under
the terms of the covenant, must submit
against their will to a government by
a foreign power.
"We fear the league of nations will
only tend to nourish and protect im
perialism and sustain the ambitions
of foreign powers endangering the 'fu
ture welfare of our country," reads
Further, the resolution states: "It is
the conviction of the Portland league
of Catholic Foresters that ouv country
by entering the league of nations will
unavoidably become entangled in for
eign controversies leading to war and
shedding of blood."
In conclusion the league goes on
record as strongly opposed to the
league of nations or to any league
which does not "provide for self-determination
for all nations, and therefore
protest against its adoption and earn
estly petition the senate of the United
States that it be not ratified in its
CHINA THREAETNS WAR
PATRIOTISM SET AGLOW BY
Consul-General Terms Japanese
Statement "Mere Camouflage."
Help of America Asked.
SAX FRANCISCO, Aug. 6. "China
may be forced to break world peace
again to obtain justice," declared Chu
Chao Hsin. Chinese consul-general at
San Francisco, at a 'banquet given to
night by several local Chinese associa
tions to four Chinese delegates en route
home from the peace conference at
"If Shantung is not restored now
there will finally be restoration like
that of Alsace-Lorraine, through a
world war." he added. "China has
rong been asleep. A stick beat upon
her head is awakening her. Shantung
now is a big stick beating over the
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head of China which is making her
people wake up and pay more atten
tion to national rights.
"Shantung is the price of our patri
otism. Let us appeal to our American
friends in our hour of need when peace
in the far east is endangered."
Dr. Wu Chao-Chu, Chinese delegate
to Paris, said in part:
"Whether in north or south, whether
in China or America, Australia or
South America, or in Europe, millions
of Chinese are rising united in protest
against the Shantung settlement."
Speaking of the statement reported
from Tokio by Viscount Uchida that
Japan will retain no sovereignty in
Shantung, and made its concession a
general foreign concession. Dr. Wu de
clared it "mere camouflage" and that
China will be satisfied by no promise,
but only by restoration.
Kung Hsiang-Ko. delegate to Paris
from Shantung, said:
"China has lost railroad rights, eco
nomic privileges and some territory in
Shantung, but Japan has lost the heart
of the world. We only consider the re
fusal to sign the treaty the beginning
of our work."
ELECTION CONTEST OPENED
SUIT TO REJECT SCHOOL VOTES
Xon-Snit Allowed in Case of District
Attorney Evans, Defendant1
in Park rose Action.
Presiding Judge Stapleton Tuesday
night took under advisement the suit to
throw out votes of 25 members of the
Greater Parkrose club, in the school
election of May 31. 1919, on the ground
that the club members were hot prop
erty owners. Simultaneously he al
lowed a non-suit in the case of District
Attorney Evans, who was one of the
The action was filed by C. A. Pullen
and other taxpayers against Harlin J.
Miller. E. C. Piper, R. A. Bremner as
directors of school district No. 3; A. G.
Oates. clerk of the school district;
W. H. Meyer. J. Mann Fisher and C. B.
Spaeker as election judges and others,
including the district attorney and
county treasurer, alleging fraud and
The election was held in Parkrose
on May 31 for the passage of a $20,000
bond issue for the construction of a
new schoolhouse. The bonds carried
wnn a vote or to 64. xne plaintiff
contended that 25 persons who voted
at the election were not qualified and
that the vote of a legal electorate was
64 against and only 44 for the bonds.
The action seeks to have the elec
tion declared illegal and the bonds al
ready issued void. The bonds have been
sold and the $20,000 is in the county
treasury, where it is being held on a
temporary restraining order preventing
the school directors from using it for
building purposes until the suit shall
have been decided.
E AND F ARE FEDERALIZED
BROTHERS ELECTED CAPTAIN'S
OF GUARD COMPANIES HERE.
Eugene Rice and II. G. Rice Chosen
by Men; Medford Unit Xot Yet
Ready for Acceptance.
As the result of the action of com
panies E and F, Oregon National Guard,
Monday night and Tuesday night in
electing captains to take charge of
their organizations, the third regiment
now lacks only the federalization of
two companies to go into the federal
service as a unit. Company B, of Med
ford. remains to qualify, and steps are
being taken to bring this organization
up to the federal standard as soon as
Company E Monday night elected Eu
gene Rice, who served with the original
Oregon guard through the Spanish
American war. and last night his
brother. H. G. Rice, was chosen captain
of Company F. Neither saw service
overseas The elections conformed to
the state laws governing the national
guard of Oregon.
Major J. Francis Drake was author
ized to act as election officer on both
occasions. The companies had already
been inspected by, a regular army offi
cer. As soon as the Medford company has
chosen a captain, steps will be taken to
select a colonel to command the regi
ment, and to federalize the regiment as
Italy is sending a floating trade ex
hibit to the Black sea ports, the Levant
ports, Greece and the Greek archipel
ago. It is housed in a first-class
steamer and samples of all Italian
products are shown and their uses,
when necessary, demonstrated. The
United States could not do better than
to send a floating exhibition to Latin
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TARIFF 32-A IS
FAILURE TO CHANGE RATES
Director of Railroad Traffic Declares
Arrangement Satisfactory, to
All Is Impossible.
Lumbermen of the Pacific northwest
are surprised by information received
during the past week to the effect that
the railroad administration has decided
that the proposed lumber tariff No.
32-A will not be made effective. Tele
grams received recently from Edward
Chamber, director of traffic of the rail
road administration, stated that fur
ther consideration had been discontin
ued, because it seems impossible to
effect an arrangement satisfactory to
all of the interested shippers.
The news came as a surprise to lum
bermen, who felt that probably a new
era in rate-making had dawned when
the conferences had devised a tariff
that was regarded more nearly fair
and satisfactory than anything hereto
fore in existence. It is also understood
that the traffic director held that if
the tariff were to be presented to the
interstate commerce commission for
consideration there would be many ob
jections that could hardly be disposed
of before the end of federal control.
Tariff No. 32-A was prepared by J. B
Baird. traffic manawr of the Northern
Pacific railroad. It proposed many I
changes, but was chiefly important be
cause it was designed to readjust the
relations of rates between California
and the northwest, simplify the tariff,
define groups clearly, eliminate spe
cific routings, open gateways, establish
joint through rates to cetral freight as
sociation territory, also to southeastern
territory, establish classifications, defi
nition of mixtures and remove discrim.
inations between producing groups in
the northwest as well as elsewhere.
0GDEN ROUNDHOUSES BURN
Incendiarism Suspected; Fire City's
12th in 20 Days.
OGDEX, Utah, Aug. S. Five larse
Union Pacific roundhouses and the
plant of the U.ah Ice & Cold Storage
company, leased to the Pacific Fruit
Express company, were destroyed by
fire last night. The loss was estimated
This fire, the 12th industrial fire In
less than 20 days, is said by fire depart
ment, police and railroad officers to
have been of incendiary origin.
SLACKER PRISONER DIES
Will Robson Victim of Meningitis;
Trace of Relatives Sought.
Will Robson, sentenced In federal
cour. here last December to serve' a
term of one year as a draft slacker,
died Tuesday at t Ciood Samaritan
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hospital and United States Marshal
Alexander last night was seeking trace
of the man's relatives. Clews seem
to indicate that his mother lives at
Falls City, Or., and was formerly at
Dallas, Or., but she has not been defi
nitely located. It is said that Robson
also had a wife from whom he had sep
arated. The prisoner was about 30 years old.
He began serving his sentence Decem
ber 21. 1918. The latter part of July
he became ill and was taken to the
hospital, where the trouble that brought
his death was diagnosed as tubercular
HOTELS TO ENTER POLITICS
National Union to Forestall Further
Prohibitory Laws Is Planned.
CHICAGO, Aug. 6. A proposal of the
Northern California Hotel association
for organization of a national body to
participate in politics was adopted
Tuesday by the Hotel Association of
Chicago, meeting at the national hotel
The resolution will be presented to
all hotel associations of the country.
It calls for a body that would oppose
all candidates for congress and legisla
tures who vote against the hotel inter
ests. The resolutions are said to have
special reference to further prohibitory
Bill Harris, who sawed his way out
of jail at Houston. Tex., has returned.
"Sorry I had to leave," he explained,
"but I had important business to attend