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VOL. LVIII. NO. 18,444
Entered at Portland (Oregon)
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PORTLAND OREGON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1920.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
RICH SILVER STRIKE
IS MADE IN CANADA
ORE, THREE-FOCRTHS PURE,
FOl'SD SEAR ALASKA LIXE.
FOUND DEAD IN ROOM
LEGION ASKS CAUTION
IN SUIT FOR DIVORCE
IN OPPOSING OPERA
ORCHARD VALLEY SHOOTING
PERFORMANCES TRULY AMER
COURT INDICATES DIVA" WILL
SOON HAVE FREEDOM.
INVESTIGATED BY CORONER.
ICAN REMOVED FROM BAN.
MANN WILLING TO
40 'BED' CITIZENS
FACE GRAND JURY
Syndicalism Cases to Be
Positions on Republican
HAYS' SPEECH GIVES HOPE
Leaders From 14 States Hold
10 PLANKS ARE ADOPTED
Direct Citizenship for Women In
cluded In Recommendations;
Cliild Labor Opposed.
CHICAGO. 111., Jan. 5. Republican
women from 14 states of the mid
west, conferring today on party plans
and Issues for the 1920 presidential
campaign, demanded equal represen
tation with the men on the national
committee and urged "a fair repre
sentation of women delegates from
each state" in the national conven
tion In June.
Many of the women professed to see
an immediate indorsement of their
attitude in the speech which Will H.
Hays, chairman of the republican na
tional committee, delivered at a ban
"The republican party offers the
women everything we offer the men,"
he said. "Republican women come
into the party not as women, but as
voters, entitled to participate and
participating as other voters. They
are not to be separated or segregated,
but assimilated and, amalgamated."
Doable Membership Asked.
The women proposed that the com
ing national convention "take action
to double the membership" of the na
tional committee so that "each state
be represented by one man and one
woman member." They urged fur
ther that this become "the policy of
the party in all. party committees,
both state .and local."
The women adopted 10 suggested
planks for the republican platform.
These include recommendations for
"direct citizenship for women, not
citizenship through marriage?" and
laws making possible the naturaliza
tion of married women.
The women also favored "national
and state legislation for the regu
lation and abolition of child labor."
Another, section asked states and the
nation to establish the eight-hour day
and 44-hour week for women in in
dustry, with statutory provision for
a day of rest each week. -Permanent
establishment of the women's bureau
of the department of labor, a national
employment service and equal oppor
tunities for women through the civil
service also were sponsored.
riink Are Adopted.
Other planks were:
A new policy by the federal board
ef vocational education "to insure for
women equal opportunities with men
in trade and technical education."
Appointment of women mediators
en all federal labor boards to deal
with industries employing women.
Compulsory education in all states
for children between 6 and 16 years
of age, with provision for "thorough
education in citizenship of all our
The women's stand on all these
questions was reflected in ohort talks
which several leaders made at to
night's banquet. The affair was given
by the state . central committee In
honor of Chairman Hays and the
chairman of the women's division of
the national committee, Mrs. John
Glover South.- Among the speakers
were Governor Lowden of Illinois and
There was a meeting today of the
committee In charge of arrangements
for the national convention. The two
affairs attracted a big gathering qf
party leaders and the local campaign
headquarters of Governor Lowden,
General Wood and Senator Harding of
Ohio hummed with activity.
Two unofficial visitors who at
tracted attention were Frank L.
Hitchcock, postmaster-general in the
Roosevelt cabinet, and Frank B. Wil
lis, formerly governor of Ohio.
Chairman Hays Speaks.
Chairman Hays In his speech at the
republican banquet tonight said In
"The republican party offers the
women everything we offer the men.
The only Just rule for a political
party is that the rights of participa
tion la the management of the party's
arfairs must be and remain equally
sacred and Bacredly equal. The re
publican women in the country con
stitute one-half of the party's mem
bership. In many states this has long
been so. In the presidential cam
paign of 192Q It Is my very earnest
hope and well-founded judgment that
It shall be so everywhere. The re
publican women come into the party
actively, not as women but as voters,
entitled to participate, and participat
ing, just as other voters.
"To women and men alike the
party offers the right of a political
self-determination, and this is the
answer to the query. 'What does the
party stand for?" Within the repub
lican party there is and must be full
political self-determination. It Is
entirely up to the party membership
to say what the party's purpose shall
be, what Us policies shall become.
This fundamentally is what we offer
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History of Dolly Varden Mine, Re
cently Libelled and Seized,
Reads Like Story.
VANCOUVER, B. C. Jan. 5. (Spe
cial.) News of the richest silver
strike recorded in Canada, surpass
ing even the wildest dreams of Co
balt miners, has been brought to the
city from Alice Arm, observatory In
let, 40 miles from the Alaskan
Ore carrying values in excess of
$20,000 a ton has been encountered In
the Dolly Varden mine. It was dis
covered in the form of a four-foot
re-enrichment of an extremely prof
itable vein of considerable alio. It
is declared to be nearly three-fourths
pure silver. The find was made more
than a month ago but no publicity
was given to it until miners from the
north reached Vancouver Sunday
night. Already more than 20 tons
representing a value of $500,000 have
been sacked and are awaiting ship
ment. The history of the Dolly Varden
reads like a story from Arabian
Nights. It wa libelled last year by
the Taylor Engineering company on
a claim for building a railroad to It
from Tide Water, 18 miles distant.
By act of legislature it passed to the
control of the engineering company
in default of payment of the claim of
Already ore bodies blocked out
show approximately. $10,000,000 In ail.
ver. It is located 40 miles south of
the Premier mine near Stewart, a
property which recently passed from
Spokane interests to the Guggen
helms for J5.000.000. Seattle men own
a group of claims In the vicinity
which they intend to operate in the
$2,000,000 TAX IS FIXED
Inheritance Assessment on Califor
nia Estate Set by Court.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6.-A de
cree allowing the state an inherit
ance tax of approximately $2,000,000
from the estate of Henry Miller,
cattle baron, was signed by Superior
Judge Frank H. Dunne here today
after both sides had stipulated that
this was an equitable- amount. Mil
ler died in 1916.
The court's decree finds the gross
value of the estate's assets to be in
excess of $41,000,000. More than
1.000,000 acres of land in California,
Nevada' and Oregon were inspected
and appraised by agents from the
THIRD MAD DOG KILLED
Owner Kills Valuable Shepherd
When He Gets Disease.
THE DALLES, Or., Jan. 5. (Spe
cial.) A dog in the throes of rabies
was shot and killed this morning on
route No. 3 by its owner, Arthur Pan
okin. This is considered evidence
that the disease is rapidly becoming a
scourge among the dogs of this
Panokin, who owned the shepherd
dog, which was highly valued by him,
at once diagnosed the ailment, and
snatched a gun from the rack and
This is the third case of rabies
among dogs within the last week.
PAPER EXPORTS MAY HALT
Bill to Conserve Supply of News
. WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Exporta
tion of pri"t paper would be prohib
ited for one year under a bill intro
duced today by Representative Ferris,
Representative Christopher, repub
lican. South Dakota, introduced a bill
authorizing for one year or longer
control of the entire print-paper sup
ply, through the federal trade com
mission, and allocation to publishers.
All contracts for paper would be "ab
rogated and suspended" d ring the
operation of the act.
VALOR BILL IS PASSED
House Favors Awards to ' Oregon
and Washington Artillerymen.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU.
Washington, Jan. 5. The house this
afternoon passed the bill of Repre
sentative Summers of Washington,
making possible the award of silver
stars to those members of the 146th
and 148th field artillery regiments
who were cited for gallantry in
The bill cures a technicality in the
last army appropriation which de
prived the members of these regi
ments of their honor awards.
GRAVEDIGGERS ASK RISE
Madrid Undertakers' Employes
Also Want More Pay.
MADRID, Jan. 4. The employes of
undertaking establishments and the
gravediggers threaten to strike unless
their salaries are raised.
The men claim to have been greatly
overworked in recent months.
BERGER SPEECH HALTED
Addrcsa at Jersey City Socialist
Meeting to Be Prevented.
JERSEY CITY, N. J., Jan. 5. Vic
tor L. Berger of Milwaukee, will not
be allowed to address a socialist
meeting tomorrow. It was announced
b Chief of Police Battersby.
GIVE FELON SEAT
Illinois Representative to
Fight for Berger.
SOCIALIST FAILS TO APPEAR
Day's Salary Assured and
Perhaps $2000 More.
MR. McADOO NOT IN RACE
Former Secretary Declared Not
Even Receptive, and Out of Poll
tics, for Vtfiile at Least.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU.
Washington, Jan. 6. Victor Berger,
Milwaukee socialist, drew an extra
day's salary as a member of congress
today Just because he failed to ap
pear and present his credentials.
Representative Dallinger of Massa
chusetts was waiting with a resolu
tion to deny Berger a seat, and quick
action was expected or the house.
Rumors early In the day that Repre
sentative James R. Mann of Chicago,
who came so near being speaker of
the present house, was to resist the
unseating of Berger caused excite
ment in the cloakrooms. Mann con
firmed the rumor later by saying
that he was "emphatically opposed
to any attempt to deny him a seat or
to eject him from the house." .
. Mann's Action No Surprise.
While this announcement caused
excitement it did not occasion much
surprise. Mann represents a strongly
German district in Chicago, and his
pre-war record was shaped to fit the
sympathies of his district. He voted
for the McLemore resolution and was
guilty of several public utterances
condoning Germany's attacks on neu
tral shipping which caused the deaths
of many innocent Americans. It was
because of this attitude that he lost
the speakership when the republicans
organized the present house.
Aside, however," from' Mann's vote
only one other was known to be in
Berger's favor this atternoon, that of
Representative Voig.t. republican, of
Wisconsin, who cast the lone vote for
him when the house unseated Mm
several weeks ago. Mann, it is un
derstood, will make a fight to have
the Dallinger resolution referred to
the committee on elections, as it was
In the first instance.
Berger's Liberty Protested.
This procedure would call for an
other hearing, and besides allowing
Berger his salary while it is pending,
would assure him probably. $2000 for
the costs of defense, whether he ex
pended one cent of it or not. If the
department of justice had its way. It
Is understood that Berger would not
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ROSEBCRG. Or., Jan. i. (Special.)
Miss Edith L. Pitts, 23 years of
age, whose home is at Seattle,' teacher
in the public school at Orchard Val
ley, a rural district, three miles
northwest from Canyonvllle, was
found dead in her room at the N.
Lebanc home, about 8 o'clock this
Coroner Rltter, after a brief ex
amination, found that the girl had
been killed by a bullet which pene
trated the heart. According to a
statement made at the Lebanc home.
Miss Pitts came down to breakfast at
the usual hour this morning, but
complained of feeling ill and ate
lightly. Shortly afterwards she re
turned to her room.
When she failed to appear in time
to start for school, members of the
family Investigated and found the
girl's body on the bed.
Coroner Ritter late today had not
decided whether Miss Pitta had shot
herself with suicidal Intent or acci
dentally. A .22 rifle was found in the
room. No one in the house heard the
shot. The body was brought to Rose
burg tonight, where the inquest will
be held soon.
SPILL OFF SLED HURTS 2
Coasting Party Tries to Dodge Man
on Ski and Hits Rock.
THE DALLES, Or., Jan. 6. (Spe
cial.) Two persons were severely in
jured in an accident in a" bobsled yes
terday, when 11 persons were thrown
off violently when the sled struck a
rock while attempting to avert
collision with a man on skis.
Russell Nichols and Rex Altermatt
were the two lads injured.
Young Nichols sustained a frac
tured hip and it at first feared
that Rex had suffed a fractured
skull. The lad, after being in a state
of coma all night, recovered con
sciousness this morning.
JAPS BUY BIG PLANTATION
1200-Acre California Tract Sold to
Orientals for $225,000.
MERCED, Cal., Jan. 6. The "Bu
hach plantation" of 1200 acres, lying
between Merced and Atwater,- bas
trn4sold by a syndicate of Modesto
men who held an option on It . to
Japanese for a consideration of $225
000, it was announced here today.
The property is planted to vine
yards and orchards.
COLONEL HOUSE RECOVERS
Colonel Will Go to Home in Texas
for Further Rest.
NEW YORK, Jan. 5. Colonel E. M.
House has virtually recovered from
the illness from which he was suffer
ing when .he returned from Paris
after having served at the peace con
He will leave for his home In Aus
tin, Tex., the latter part of this week
for further rest.
German Music Free From Propa
ganda Permissible, Bulletin by
D' Oiler Tells Membership.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 5. Mem
bers of the American Legion are in
structed not to oppose German opera
and Hungarian music "where the
spirit, language and personality are
truly American and where no attempt
is made- ... to arouse pro-German
feeling," In a bulletin issued by
the state department of tha legion
and made public tonight by Frank
D'Oller, national commander.
The bulletin reiterates that It is
necessary that the American Legion
take a firm stand for Americanism
and against every form of radicalism
and propaganda aimed at "our funda
mental institutions," but cautions that
all posts are, at the same time, bound
to maintain law and order.
"The great majority of service men
and. the public are almost solidly
behind us in our opposition to Ger
man opera and concerts of German
spirit and personnel," the bulletin
states. "Good music, whether it be
by Wagner or Straus, cannot and
should not be killed, and any attempt
to suppress it is bound to fail, the
"At the same time, attempts to use
music as a setting for German propa
ganda and as a setting for placing
German "kultur" before the people in
its most favorable light must be op
posed. German guilt must not be !
minimized by either music or fair
RATIFICATION DATE FIXED
January 10 Designated by Allies.
Scapa Flow Issue Settled.
PARIS. Jan. 5. (By the Associated
Press.) The supreme council has
tentatively set January 10 for the
ratification of the treatv of Versailles.
The council's basis for a settlement
on the Scapa Flow sinkings was
handed over to Baron von Lersner
today and it was announced that an
agreement had been reached with the
The Scappa Flow reparations agree
ment was reported when the allies
accepted a diminution of 125.000 tons
from the 400,000 tons of naval ma
terial originally demanded from Ger
many. The Germans argued the im
possibility of surrendering the tonnage-originally,
demanded, and also
pointed out errors in the inventory
of the allies.
The allies were conciliatory and
fixed 275.000 tons as final. To this
the German delegates agreed.
MOTHER OF 12 DIVORCEE
Missouri Woman Receives Decree
After 3 6 Years.
MEXICO, Mo., Jan. 6. Mrs. Rosa
E. Stuart, who has been married 36
years and is the mother of 12 living
children, was granted a divorce and
$30,000 alimony today by the circuit
court of Audrain county.
In her petition she stated that her
husband was worth about $50,000.
Her bill, which charged non-support,
was not contested.
DATA READY FOR INSPECTION
11 Aliens Also Slated.
ALL IN COMMUNIST PARTY
Teeth of . Oregon Act Already Tried
Out Through Indictment of
I. W. V. Members.
Evidence against 40 citizens, mem
bers of the communist labor party,
recently arrested by federal official
In the Portland round-up of alleged
reds." will be presented to the Mult
nomah county grand Jury today for
action under the state syndicalism
act, according, to a statement Issued
yesterday by Walter A. Evans, district
Decision to prosecute the radicals
for offenses against the state, through
the provisions of the syndicalism act,
was reached yesterday afternoon,
when District Attorney Evans re
viewed the evidence obtained by Will
lam Br on. agent of the department of
Eleven Aliens In Custody.
Tn addition to the 40 citizens, whose
Indictment will be asked of the grand
jury, there are 11 aliens in custody.
These will be turned over to the Im
migration authorities for deportation
via the "soviet ark." the same route
taken by Emma Goldman and her as
sociates recently In New York. .
"We will place the evidence before
the grand Jury and Indict those who
are shown to have violated the state
espionage act," said District Attorney
Evans. "For this purpose the jurors
will be called together tomorrow
morning. The act Is specific and the
nature of the evidence against these
dependants appears to be such as
would warrant indictment.
Teeth at Act Already Tested.
The syndicalism act already has
been tested through the medium of L
W. W. cases and 26 indictments have
been returned against members of
that particular organization of radi
calism. It is significant that Joseph
Laundy, who is among those arrested
for affiliation with the communist
party, is also under indictment as an
I. W. W., under the same act. Laundy
was arrested by the police last night
and was turned over to the depart
ment of justice.
"From the 'evidence In this case now
In the hands of the federal authori
ties and which will be presented to
the Multnomah county grand Jury, It
appears that Laundy, in addition to
being an I. W. W., was also a charter
member of the communist labor party
In Portland and presided as chairman
he first meeting held In this city
by the radical organization."
Communist Derision Awaited.
While the I. W. W. has already been
adjudicated an unlawful organization,
membership in which is a direct vio
lation of the provisions of the syndi
calism act. the status of the commu
nist labor party with respect to this
law' has yet to be determined in Ore
gon, and the present cases are the
first to be brought against its mem
Belief prevails, however, that the
case is a plain one, and. while few
states have as yet taken action, the
decisions handed down In instance
where proceedings have been institut
ed are in confirmation of the charga
that the communist labor party Is tb
direct offspring of the Russian soviet
and that it has for Its purpose the
disruption of the American govern
ment. Numbers of members of the commu
nist labor party, recently arrested in
New York under the criminal anarchy
law of that state, were indicted suc
cessfully. Low Ball Appeal Denied.
Striving to lessen the stiff bail set
by the magistrate, attorneys for the
radicals drew the following comment
from Chief Magistrate William Mc
Adoo of New Y6rk when he declined
to reduce the amount: s
."The communist party is intended
to destroy organized government,"
said Magistrate McAdoo, "and It ap
peals for class hatred; and the com
munist party Is an organized con
spiracy against the United States gov
ernment and the state of New York,
and each member of the party is guil
ty and responsible for the acts, writ
ings and sayings of each and every
"I hold that the communist party
has declared a state of war against
the United States and the government
of the state of New York, and that
the establishment of the communist
party in the state of New York Is
the highest crime known to our law.
I will not reduce the bail one dollar."
Through the folios and reams of
documentary evidence seized by the
federal officers at the time arrests
were made, runs the plain thread of
Russian soviet dominance, with the
bolshevlle government held up as the
ideal, and the communist party her
alded as its agent and initiator in the
United States. The receipt stamps for
dues that are affixed in membership
books, bear the sledge and sickle, as
symbols of the soviet.
The manifesto of the communist in-
iCBUciuded fin Pae a. Column
Witnesses Tell of Husband's Alleged
Indiscretions -Bailiff Breaks
Gavel in Preserving Order.
CHICAGO. 111., Jan. 5. (Special.)
Mme. Amellta Galll-Curcl, playing be.
fore the"" largest crowd ever packed
in a county buftdlng courtroom today.
won a divorce from Lulgl Curcl. art
ist. Judge Charles A. McDonald In the
superior court indicated he would
sign a decree.
The hearing, which ended a year of
brief drawing, deposition taking and
detailed evidence seeking, was a dis
appointment to several hundred court
fans, who had expected a bitter legal
battle extending over several days.
The case went practically by default,
the spicy answer to Mme. Curd's bill
being withdrawn at the last moment.
Nevertheless the diva was there.
She offered a bit of bright testimony.
Two witnesses from Fleischman'!",
New York, told tales of Luigl Curd's
other loves. Two pictures of those
loves were Introduced. Bailiff Jacob
Pomaranz managed to splinter his
brand new gavel. Lulgl Curcl was
not in court.
"I met my husband in Italy In 1906.
and we were married In Rome In
1908," Mme. Galli-Curci said. "I lived
with him until August, 1918. I al
ways treated him kindly and affec
tionately. I did all the work. I
learned of his Infidelity in 1918. Chi
cago Is my home. I love it. I am
going to sing here always."
That was practically all she said.
AST0R WILL IS FILED
Uncounted Millions Left to John
Jacob Astor by Viscount.
NEW YORK. Jan. 5. The will of
the late Viscount (William Waldorf)
Astor, disposing of his American es
tate, filed here today, distributes
$50,000 among the employes of the
Astor estate office here and leaves
the residuary estate to his son, John
Jacob Astor. The value is not given.
Viscount Astor's New York realty
holdings alone were assessed In 1916
for $60,000,000. These holdings were
transferred in trust two months be
fore his death last October to his two
sons. Waldorf, the present viscount,
and John Jacob, both residents of
INSURANCE COST TRIPLED
Extra Compensation to Veterans Is
Put at $92,950,000 a Year.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 5. Congress
was Informed by General Chomeley
Jones, of the war risk insurance bu
reau, that the recently enacted Sweet
bill, increasing the government com
pensation to disabled service men and
liberalizing the insurance provisions
of the war risk law, would cost $92,
950.000 a year.
He asked that the $30,000,000 ap
propriated to carry out the new law
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 38
degrees; minimum, 33 degrees.
TODAY'S Probably occasional rains; west
AHfes are sttent on concessions to America
to secure ratification of peace treaty.
Fight to deport 3000 alien reds Is seen.
Supreme court declares war-time prohi
bition law constitutional. Page 2.
Consrress resumes - work after recess.
Representative Mann, of Illinois, willing
to give Berger seat in house. Page 1.
Republican women in conference ask seat
in national convention. Page I.
Story of deg reflation in Mexico tearfully
recited to senators by Mrs. Cora Lee
Sturgls. Page 4.
Opposition of radical miners to strike set
tlement develops In convention. Page 2.
Government changes In operation of rail
roads to be continued under private
ownership. Page 5.
Lowden. replying to Borah, urges ratifi
cation with senate reservations. Page 3.
Wedding of ex-convict to daughter, aged
23, la revealed. Page 4.
Oalll-Curcl victor in suit for divorce.
New trial enters upon last stage. Page 13.
Pacific North went.
State's witnesses testify that ex-patrolman
deliberately lired shot that killed police
sergeant: defense opens today. Page 4.
Teacher at Orchard Valley is found dead
In room. Page 1.
Silver ore, three-fourths pure, is struck In
Canada. Page 1.
Dr. Bernard Daly. e-circuit Judge for
Lake county, succumbs. Page 7.
One fish and game commission of two de
partments planned. Page 1.
Domestic triangle ends in two deaths at
Seattle. Page 13.
Boston sells "Babe" Ruth to New York
Yankees. Page 12.
Coast league acts to bar gamblers from
parka Page 12.
Light-heavy bout fills Milwaukie boxing
card. Page 12.
Prep basketball teams take stiff work
outs. Page 12.
Commercial and Marine.
Eastern apple markets weakened by re
ceipts of frozen fruit. Page 21.
Urgent demand from Europe for wheat
and rys. page sri.
Only support ofstork market Is decline in
money rates. Page 21.
Eight lumber carriers arrive In one day.
Harrison steamers may call here. Page 20.
Portland and Vicinity.
Sorenson case cited in appeal for Mielke's
acquittal on jnanslaughter charge.
City council agrees to police reorganiza
tion plan. Page 15.
Portland school children will aid census
enumerators. Page 10.
Forty "Red" citizens to face Multnomah
grand Jury today. Page L
Portlanders hear Senator Reed of Missouri.
Ex-service men called upon for efficient
work. Page 6.
Film censor quits, arrest is threatened.
Teacher shortage Is held critical. Page 12.
Game commission asks for legislative
Own Ideas for OlcotFs.
GOVERNOR GIVES HIS ASSOT
Separation of Game and
Commercial Fishing Vetoed,
ALL LEFT TO LEGISLATURE
Solons Likely to Name Six 31emberil
of New Board, With Seventh to
Be Chosen in Some Oilier "Way.
SALEM. Or., Jan. 5. (Special.) .
After the hearing today between Gov.
ernor Olcolt and the joint fisheries
and game committees of the legisla
ture an executive session was held
in the office of the governor. Tha
discussion was continued informally
and Governor Olcott was asked to
state definitely his attitude toward
a proposal for a law creating & new
fish and game commission, with two
distinct departments, one for the fish
ing and the other for the game inter
ests, with three members in each de-f
partment and a seventh member, a
chairman, to be chosen In a manner
yet to be determined. The under
standing is that the legislature will
elect the six members of the proposed
commission. To this proposal it Is
understood that the governor did
not dissent, according to statements
made afterward by some of those who
were present. According to these re
ports the governor expressed himself
as willing to leave the question of tha
manner of organizing the proposed
new commission or commissions to
It was clear that the great majority
of the two committees are not favor
able to the scheme for two separate
commissions, believing that great con
fusion and conflict in the administra
tion of fish and game affairs will
thereby result and that the people
will not approve the creation of ait
additional commission where one will
ROGl'E RIVER FIGHT IS OX
Bill to Be Drafted to Divide Game
SALEM. Or.. Jan. 5. (Special.)
The joint conference of the fishing
industries and game committees of
both houses of the Oregon legisla
ture, called by Governor Olcott to dis
cuss "calmly and dispassionately"
ways and means whereby harmony
might be restored in handling fish
and game affairs, ended abruptly,
having hardly touched on the subject
matter contained in the executive's
The meeting resolved itself Into a
Rogue river fish fight, with Senator
C. M. Thomas and George Mansfield
of Medford championing the interests
of the sportsmen of southern Oregon.
A number confided to the chairman,
that they had no knowledge of tha
specific matters slated for consider
ation, but had responded to the call
out of respect for the governor. Oth
ers declared early in the session that
idle discussion on the part of the
rcommitteenien and sportsmen would
not suffice in remedying the present
alleged unsatisfactory game and fish
conditions and that the task neces
sarily would have to be carried t
the floor of the legislature.
It was decided at the meeting that
a bill will be presented at the special
session of the legislature providing
for two commissions to handle the
fish and game affairs of the state.
Each commission will consist of three
members, with a joint chairman as a
seventh member, who will cast the
deciding vote in case of conflicting
interests. Governor Olcott opposed the
proposed measure In this form, but
Three members of the legislative
committees of the house and senate
were named tonight to draft this bill
after a heated session of the confer
ence called by the governor failed to
reach an agreement.
The conference, composed of repre
sentatives of the . fishing Industries
and game committee of the legisla
ture, heard the charges of the sports
men that the packers on the Rogie
river were depleting that stream of
fish and the threat that if the legis
lture failed to act the case would be
carried to the people direct. The
sportsmen, in most cases, argued for
the two commissions, one to handle
the interests of the sportsmen ind
the other to look after those of tha
Mnnafleld Starts Fireworks.
The first note of discord was sound
ed by Mr. Mansfield, who. In a some
what lengthy address Intimated that
the salmon packers with plants at the
mouth of the Rogue river were re
sponsible for the lack of steelheada
In that stream,
Mr. Mansfield declared that the
sportsmen of southern Oregon were
almost a unit in favoring two com
missions as suggested by Governor
Olcott, and they would Insist that
such a plan be adopted at the special
session of the legislature.
"Southern Oregon Is determined to
settle this game and fish contro
versy right," was the way Senator
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