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VOL,. XXXVI NO. 1.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 7, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ARMY POST BONDS
BOTH LANSING AND
TUMULTY TO TALK
BOY FALLS UNDER
CAR; ARM CUT OFF
J. T. MILE HEADS
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
CARRIED BY 6 TO 1
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 48
degrees; minimum. 41 degrees.
TODAY'S Probably occasional rain: south
43 OF 44 VOTES IX OXH. PRE
J. IiAVTREXCE, 14, FLEES,
LIMB DANGLING AT SIDE.
CINCT FAVOR PROPOSAL.
Kaiser declares war will go on. 6eetlon 1.
KS RUSSIA HOP
Branches Expected to
CONTESTS SEEM SETTLED
Moser Likely to Head Senate;
MANY MEASURES. PENDING
Coming Session at Salem Will Be
1 Called On to Draft "Bone-Dry'
'Law, Road Code and Other
The Oregon Legislature will convene
In Salem tomorrow morning:. The leg
islative session will be the 29th since
Oregon became a state.
Both branches of the Legislature will
probably get an early start toward the
business of the session because their
organization is apparently settled.
The election of Gus C. Moser, of Port
land, as President of the Senate' has
been assured for several weeks. He
will have no opposition.
Robert N. Stanfield. of Umatilla, is
thought certain to be elected Speaker
of the House.
Karly Start Predicted.
With these honors virtually decided
bo far in advance, the' President-to-be
and Speaker-to-be have had plenty of
time to make out their committee as
signments. These assignments will be
announced shortly after the formal
election of the President and Speaker,
As most of the real work of the
Legislature is done by committees, spec
tacular remarks from the floor being
mainly for public consumption, both
bouses will be about ready for serious
business before the end of the first
In contrast to this expedition was the
notorious session of 1S97, when the
House did not get organized at all in
the entire 40 days of the session. The
nub on which the legislators divided
was election of a United States Sena
Such a thing can never happen again
for United States Senators are now
elected directly by the people. The an
tics of this Legislature of 1897 were a
large contributing factor to that end.
Session Limited to 40 Days.
Sessions of the Oregon Legislature
are limited by the state constitution
to 0 days. The 1913 Legislature, which
. had differences with Governor "West
and wished to pass some measures over
his veto after the close of the regular
40-day period, came back and did so,
its members Justifying their action on
the ground that the 40-day limitation
could be construed to mean 40 "actual
However, there is no prospect that this
interesting precedent will be invoked
for many sessions to come. In all
probability the coming Legislature will
adjourn sine die on Saturday, February
17. This will be exactly 40 days from
the opening of the" session tomorrow.
The Oregon Legislature is a smaller
and more compact working body than
the Legislatures of many states. The
Senate contains 30 members and the
House 60 members. The Washington
legislature, in contrast to this, has 60
Senators and 97 Representatives.
Session Begins at 10 A. M. ;
Both houses of the Oregon Legis
lature will convene at 10 o'clock tomor
row morning. W. D. Wood, as senior
member of the Senate, probably will
fall that body to order and actas tem
As Senator Wood, though dean of
the Senate, is not a holdover Senator,
(Continued on Pane VS. Column 5.)
VF L ECrSL A TO fiZ AS
$2,000,000 Issue lor Purchase of
7 0,00 0 Acres Is Authorized and'
General Bell Helps Cause.
TACOMA, Wash.. Jan. 6. (Special.)
Pierce County, by & vote of 6 to 1,
today favored the floating of a $2,000.-
000 bond issue for the purchase of
70,000 acres of land at American Lake
to be used as a division post and can
tonment for the United States Army.
The total vote in 181 precincts of
217 in the county gave the bond issue
22.300 as against 3624 opposed.
The only opposition was from the
country districts, while every city and
town voted overwhelmingly in favor
of the proposal. - At Dans Point, a sub
urban tract situated across the bay.
43 of 4 4 registered votes were cast
a unit for the bonds and the last
citizen rushed to the polls just too
late.' He-had been delayed.
Before the bonds can be floated the
Legislature must pass an enabling act
allowing Pierce County to condemn
land. Juries then will fix the value
of each tract in the reservation.
Secretary of War Baker has prom
ised that work on the post, where even
tually 15,000 men will be quartered.
will be started as soon as technicali
ties are cleared away.
"The voters' action shows that Pierce
County realizes the value of the post,'
was the comment made by Major-Gen'
eral J. Franklin Bell, Commander of
the Western department.
Sixty per cent of the votes was neces
sary to passage.
TACOMA. Wash., Jan. 6. (Special.)
At the banquet for General Bell it
was announced that between $20,000
and $30,000 would be raised to defray
any expense Incident to legislative pro
ceedings. General Bell gave $50 to
wards the fund.
ALCOHOL AIDS PNEUMONIA
New York Health Officers Advise
NEW YORK. Jan. 6. To combat the
spread of bronchial diseases, which
have caused a large increase in the
number of deaths during the last week,
the Health Department began today
the distribution throughout the city
of thousands of circulars warning
against the use of alcohol in any form.
The circular says alcohol is one of
the most powerful allies of, the. pneu
monia germ and even moderate drink
ers who contract the dlseasere less
likely to recover than are abstainers.
WILSON FAVORS MALHEUR
Warm Springs Dam and Idaho
Project Fund Approved.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
lngton. Jan. 6. The President today
approved the recommendation of Sec
retary Lane that an appropriation of
$400,000 be made by Congress this ses
sion to build the Warm Springs dam on
the Malheur irrigation project.
He also approved the Secretary's rec
ommendation ' of an appropriation of
$200,000 for the King Hill project in
Idaho. The matter will be sent for
mally to Congress next week by the
Secretary of the Treasury.
WEDDING RING IN CHICKE!
Lost Band la Replaced Christmas
and Is Found In Craw.
EUGENE, Or.. Jan. 6. (Special.)
Mrs. C. D. Rorer, wife of the president
of the Bank of Commerce, is wearing
two wedding rings. She received th
first one on her wedding day and lost
it last Thanksgiving day. Mr. Rorer
gave a plain gold band to take its
place as a Christmas gift.
Today, Mrs. Rorer. preparing
chicken for dinner found the original.
The ring was taKen from the chicken i
craw almost . without scratch or
STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL AND FOREIGN
Officials to Be Heard in
Leak Inquiry. .
NEWSPAPER MEN ARE CALLED
Breach of Confidence by Wall
Street Writers Suspected.
T. W. LAWSON SUMMONED
Baruch, Telegraph Company Man
agers and, Others Snbpenaed to
Testify About Advance In
formation Before Congress. '
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. Congres
sional investigation of allegations of
leak" of advance Information to
Wall street on President Wilson's,
peace note took a broader range .to
day and the investigators expect to
lay a more definite foundation for their
work Monday, when a score of men
mentioned in connection with the in
quiry appear before the House rules
Secretary Lansing, whose department
has been drawn indirectly into the in
vestigation by suggestions it might
have been the source of a "leak" re
garding dispatch of the note, and Jo
seph P. Tumulty, Secretary to the
President, whose name was mentioned
yesterday by Representative Wood, in
stigator of the inquiry, notified the
rules committee today tbey wished to
appear and make statements on the
Seven Newspapermen Called.
Subpenas were Issued for seven
newspapermen representing In Wash
ington the Wall Street Journal, Finan
cial America, Central News of America
and the New York Evening Sun, and
they were ordered to bring their re&
ords with them.
Also under subpena to appear Mop
day are Thomas W. Lawson, the Bos
toit financier; Bernard Baruch, of New
York; Charles' H. Sabin, president of
the Guaranty Trust Company, and
managers of the two- telegraph com
panies, who will be asked about mes
sages passing over their wires on the
day the peace note was given In con
fidence to newspaper correspondents.
Lamoi Said to Be Chief Galntr.
Mr. Lawson, who nas made sensa-
tlonal charges of - a "leak," was de
clared today by Representative Chiper
field, of Illinois, a Republican membe
of tha rules committee, to have been
the principal beneficiary of the falling
market that followed publication of
the note. He said Lawson's transac
tions aggregated. $300,000 on the mar
Representative Gardner, of Massa
chusetts, told the committee he had no
evidence Involving anybody In off!
cial life, but was convinced there had
been a "leak." He produced a copy of
a dispatch sent out over the Dow
Jones ticker in New York on Decern
ber 20 forecasting a peace note 10
hours before the note was published.
Mr. Gardner will be represented again
before the committee by counsel, who
will submit an analysis of the effect
of the premature announcements on
Confidence Brealc Suspected.
Subpenas for the seven newspaper
correspondents were issued after Rep
resentative Harrison, a Democratic
committeeman, had declared he be
lieved advance Information in the note
was sent to Wall street papers in
breach of confidence. He also criti
cised Representative Wood for giving
out a memorandum from "A. Curtis, of
New York," who gave no address and
who has not yet been located, without
(Concluded on Pace 2, Column 3.)
Russians win ground near Riga, Section 1.
Death of Rasputin opens way for reforms
In Russia. Section 1, page x.
Publishers seek relief - from rising cost of
news print paper. Section 1. page 3.
Japanese not to bs named in Immigration
bill. Section I. page 8.
Steel concern, dictated by patriotism, offers
to cut cost ot cruiser material ry lu per
cent. Section 1. page 8.
Secretary Lansing and Joseph Tumulty to
De Heard at less: inquiry. Section 1,
Publlo sentiment working against pork-fcar-
rel appropriations lor public buildings.
Section 1. page o. I
Supplementary railway bill Introduced in
Mouse. Section 1. page 9.
Volker divorce suit testimony Is spicy. Sec
tion 1. page S.
Many Oregonlans studying la New England,
Section 1, page o.
Senator Chamberlain advises universal train
ing at once. Section 1. page 6.
Lewis and art moael knew each other, wit
ness says. . Section 1, page 4.
Letter seized by prosecution in bomb out
rage cases shows Federal activity Zor de
fendants. Section 1, psge 22.
Alleged Los Angeles murder victim declared
to have collected 30,000 after mysterious
tragedy. Section 1, page .
Legislators gather at Olympls. Section 1.
Oregon has no bonded indebtedness and
funds available to pay all liabilities.
Section 1, page 10.
Scotchman says Germans like to be taken
prisoners. Section 1. page 10.
Short courses at Oregon Agricultural College
open tomorrow. Section 1, page 8.
Idaho Legislature convenes tomorrow. Sec
tion L page 8.
Bandon man reports west coast of Mexico Is
great trace field. Section 1. page 11.
Farmers' and Home makers' weela at O.
C. closes. Section 1, page S.
Salem ready for Legislature. Section 1, page
Pierce County carries $2,000,000 Army post
bond Issue. Section 1, page X, -
Captain Wilbur expects to take Senate seat
despite objection. Section L page 23.
Pierce votes Army post bonds by 6 to 1.
section 1, page 1.
So.ithorn Pacific to build West Side line.
Section 1. page 7.
Coach Dletz signs again as leader of Wash
lngton State College team. Section 2,
Oregon and Pennsylvania football teams
visit universal City. Section 2. page 2.
Bronson to try again for Northwest Ught-
weignt Honors, section 2, page 4.
Ability of Pitcher Leake is praised. Sec
tion 2, page 1.
Multnomah basketball season opens Sstur
day with game with Oklahoma five.
Section 2, page C.
Uncle Sams hoping to go Into first place
luu w oriL aecLlon tf. psse o.
Eugene will welcome football heroes Hon
day. Section 2, page 2,
Commercial and Marine.
Lor f trip vent home by Portland boy on
Musseicreg. . section 2, page 14.
Overdue schooner Honolpu arrives at
tori a. Section 2, page 14,
Efforts to contract for wool In Oregon meet
with failure. Section 2, page 13.
Northwestern wheat markets higher on East
ern demand, bectlon 2, page 13.
Sharp advance In all wheat options at Chi
cago. Section 2, page 13.
Stock market ta narrow, but undertone Is
firm. Section 2, page 13.
Captain Hunter, of Northern Pacific, im
presses Naval Base Board. Section 2,
page 14. .
Govern me-it has choice of three sites for
naval base at Astoria. Section 2, page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.'
African Methodist Kpiscopal Church to ob
serve anniversary. Section 1, page 12.
Oregon's -29th Legislature to meet at Salem
Monday. Section 1. page 1.
State Engineer to be center of road code
iignt. butt ion l. page 14.
Mrs. Alva L. Stephens talks in favor of
abolishing present Juvenile Court system.
ec.ion i, page 10.
Many merchants to sell food cheaper on
nuraaay. auction i. page 17.
Northwest Steel and men are closer to set
tiement. ejection l, page 1L
Ad Club is strongly supported In hones
advertising campaign. Section 1, page 18.
Judge Gantenbein upholds law against false
advertising, section l, page 21.
Boy, 14, fall under streetcar; arm cut off.
ejection i, page l.
J. T. Hinkle elected president of State Irrl
gaon congress, section 1. pace 1.
First of Carver franchises to come up Fri
ownun a, page .u.
Senator Orton demands names of lncora
pewni teacners. section I. va.se a 20.
State Health Board makes plea for larger
staff. Section 1, page 21.
Mrs. Springer wants $10,000 for being sent
a-" vj 4144-ia. ocmun page t.
tester uonahue scores triumph at piano
x cuii.. occun a, page 2d.
Highway code for state drafted. Section 1,
. J. P. Hunt will serve as assistant chief
clerk of Senate for seventh term. Section
, page Z3.
Tourist campaign fund of 125,000 to b asked
or legislature. Section 1. page 22.
Portland Is host for day to travelers on wi
to Southern California. Section 1, page
Weataer report, data and forecast. Section
1, page 22.
NEWS EVENTS GET
Elimination of Sinister
WAY IS OPENED FOR REFORM
Web of Seditions and Intrigue
Woven by Monk Remains.
CRISIS NOT YET PASSED
Hated Despot's Murder Paves Way
for Progressive Element to Set
tb Empire In" Order After
Seven Years' Tyranny. .
BY ARTHUR S. DRAPER.
LONDON. Jan. 6. (Special.) The
veil over Russia Is lifting. Sine, tha
wa- begran the -world has had fleeting
glimpses of events there, through the
haze of official bulletins. Now, with
the relaxation of the censorship, the
cause of her Internal troubles Is tak
ing shape in the sinister figure of
Gregory Rasputin, the murdered mys-
tlo who ruled Russia with a sway
more powerful ihan that of Prime
Minister or Commander In Chief.
Illiterate, depraved and "unmoral,
i District Attorney Jerome called
Harry Thaw during hts trial In New
Tork for the killing of Stanford White,
Rasputin hypnotized women In the
ranks of the peasantry and In the In
ner circles of the Russian court, made
and unmade cabinets, and ruled as ab
solutely over the thousands who came
within the compass ot nis power as any
Manic Really Hated.
For the last seven years he was the
greatest figure in the Czar's empire,
and the most hated man within her
borders. At least tnree attempts were
made to assassinate him before he ft
nally fell a. victim to his enemies,
under circumstances which are not yet
clear despite the countless versions
published in the English press.
With his passing it Is too much to
say that Russia Is planning wide re
forms. All are united in the deterniina
tlon to see the war through or to make
only a victorious peace. The condl
tlons under which ha wove his web
of sedition and intrigue remain, how
ever, and it will be a work of time
and skillful progressives to set the em
ptre in order again.
Farther Reforms Sonarlit.
Friends of Russia see a notable ad'
vance in his elimination, but the crisi
will not have been passed "'until the
real reforms for which the liberals
have been struggling are granted.
Many reasons yet forbid the telling
of the full story of Rasputin, bu
when it is told there will be seen
through it all the cunning hand of th
medieval monk, making and breaking
men as his fancy dictated, and leading
Russia on through & maze of dlsaste
until only the military skill of certain
of her commanders and the patient
courage of her troops saved her from
SHED FALLS, TWO KILLED
Building Collapses Under Snow and
Man and Wife Die.
WALLACE. Idaho. Jan. 6. O. L.
Knight, a carpenter of Burke, and his
wife were killed late yesterday when
a shed near their residence under
which they were standing collapsed
under the weight of snow upon It.
FLEETING ATTENTION FROM CARTOONIST REYNOLDS.
Train Crew Chases Lad for Block
and Takes Him to Physician.
Recovery Is Expected.
Russell J. Lawrence, 14 years old. son
of George Lawrence, of 224 Willamette
boulevard, lost his right arm at the
shoulder yesterday st 1:30 P. M. when
ho fell beneath a St. Johns streetcar
at Kllllngsworth avenue and Burrage
street. He was taken to Good Samarl
tan Hospital by the Ambulance Service
ado ooy was standing at the corner
as the double-car 'train approached.
said Paul H. Larson, fireman of en
gine S3, who was on the platform of
the first car with the motorman. The
power was shut off and the brakes ap
piled, said the witness, but the car
slid on the rails. The boy attempted
to board the rear of the first car. lost
his grip and fell beneath the trailer.
n. - t
"oy arose ana ran. his arm
dangling. The train crew ran after
him and caught him a block away.
"T wok him on the train to the
oirice or Dr. F. J. Laird, where first
aid was given him.
"Can you put It back on. doctor?" the
At the hospital It Is said that the
boy s condition is favorable for re
covery, though he Is suffering from ex.
Paul Bartholemy was motorman of
the train and Earl Holladay the con
ductor. Witnesses say that the accident
was unavoidable on the part of the
FROGS SAY SPRING IS HERE
Chorus of Amphibians Gets Early
Start at Ridgcfleld.
RIDGEFIELD, Wash.. Jan. 6. (Spe
cial.) The first genuine harbinger of
Spring has already arrived at this place
despite It being somewhat early, which
is believed to be the earliest for many
years. The bullfrog chorus is getting
in shape for Spring concerts, and what
is believed to be the first rehearsal was
held Thursday night under the Mor
timer building, which Is occupied by
the telephone exchange.
Real balmy Spring weather Is pre
BIG SJEEL PLANT WANTED
High Ibices Hid for Projectiles Stirs
Mr. Daniels to Action.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 6. Because of
high prices quoted by American shell
makers. Secretary Daniels intends to
ask Congress to Increase the capacity
of projectiles plants for which it al
ready has appropriated.
Hadflelds. Umlted, an English, con
cern, has underbid American manufac
turers, whose prices the Government
92 PARDONS ARE GIVEN
Governor Major Frees Young Con
vlcts Before Retiring.
JEFFERSON CITT. Mo.. Jon. .
Governor Major, as one of the last acts
of his administration, today pardoned
93 young prisoners from the State
The number was the largest ever
released at one time in this state.
SENATOR GORE UNDER RAY
Oklahoman Is III and Major Opera
tion May Be Necessary.
WASHINGTON. Jan. . Senator
Thomas P. Gore, of Oklahoma, who has
been 111 at his home here for several
days, was taken to a hospital today
for an X-ray examination, to deter
mine where a major operation would
AO WiF TVS?
Oregon Congress Con
NEEDED LEGISLATION DEFINED
Railroad Programme of R. E.
INVESTORS' VIEW SHOWN
Dr. Macpberson Declares That Sec
ond Only to Financing Projects
Is Necessity for Aiding Set
tlers on Irrigated Lands.
With the adoption of a comprehen
sive programme especially "emphasizing
needed legislation, the Importance of
aiding irrigation farmers and encour
aging general land settlement, followed
by the election of officers, the Ore
gon Irrigation Congress concluded its
sixth annual session yesterday.
Deliberation of the many phases of
irrigation work in Oregon and its prob
lems left no doubt in the minds of the
230 delegates that a definite and con
crete plan of financing and develop
ment is essential to the progress and
prosperity of a great potential area In
the state. This general view was re- -fleeted
In a set of resolutions adopted
without a dissenting voice during the
closing hours of the session.
Susareated Change. Approved.
The congress went on record as fa
voring the report of the special com
mittee appointed to redraft the Irri
gation district laws and recommended
to the Legislature the adoption of sug
One of. the chief provisions desired Is
the enactment of the feature of th.
California statute which provides for
the certification of Irrigation district
bonds by-'ar commission consisting of
th. State Engineer. Attorney-General
and the Superintendent ot Banks, so
that bonds may be available for invest
ment by banks, trust and insurance
companies, and may be deposited a
securities for th. performance of any
act whenever the bonds of any county
or city may be so deposited.
Strahorn 1.1 ne Indorsed.
Th. plans of Robert E. Strahorn for
"constructing a system of railroad lines
in South ' Central Oregon to connect
with existing railroad lines wer.
strongly Indorsed and an appeal made
to the business interests of Portland
to 'aid directly and financially Mr.
Another important action on the part
of th. Ifongress was the adoption of a
resolution declaring the irrigation dis
trict as the best plan for the opera
tion, maintenance and construction of
irrigation projects, and recommending
that all Irrigation projects in Oregon
adopt the Irrigation district plan.
The Congress favored lenient pay.
,J ment during the first five years of th.
contracts on all Irrigation projects and
urged that in the plans for finishing
construction of irrigation projects no
payment of principal be required for
the first five years of the contract.
Credit Feature Proposed.
Authorization was given to petition
the Legislature to provide in the rural
credits act that water rights appur
tenant, to lands be treated and consid
ered as a part of the land and not an
Improvement In estimating values as
the basis for rural credit loans. In this
connection it also was resolved to re
quest the State Land Board to obtain
an early construction of the new state
amendment providing for rural credits
as to whether lands in a bonded Irri
gation district can be accepted as se
(Concludd on Psge 21, Column 2.