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VOL. XXXVI XO. 2.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 14, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Milwaukee Likely Will Be
fill OF CREW ARE SAVED
111 U: OnrKinrl Intn Clirf
y When Trying to Pull Out
TIDAL CURRENT TOO GREAT
Wavy Tug Iroquois Barely Es
capes Similar Fate, but Big
Hawser Is Cut in Time.
' EUREKA, Cal., Jan. 13. The
United States protected cruiser Mil
waukee went ashore on the Samoa
beach near here about 4 o'clock this
morning and shortly after 8 "o'clock
tonight the crew had been trans
ferred through a roaring surf in
safety to the beach vy means of a
breeches buoy and two lifeboats. On
board the Milwaukee when the cur
rent carried her into the surf were 18
officers and 421 men.
Not a life was lost and but one man
was hurt in the difficult work of res-
cuiner the hundreds aboard the
Navy officers here expressed the
belief tonight that the cruiser would
be a total loss. The Milwaukee, which
draws 22.6 feet, had been thrown by
thf, breakers into water but 12 feet
deep at low tide and the derelict has
keeled over to "an angle of 20 degrees.
Her double bottom was filled with wa
ter and her eneine-room , flooded. It
was generally believed she had a hole
in her hull.
Effort Being Made to Save H-3.
When the Milwaukee was caught by
the current and carried into the break.
ers she was pulling on a cable at-
tached to the stranded submarine H-3
which went ashore December 14 about
'half a mile from where the Milwaukee
now lies. The monitor Cheyenne and
the Navy tug Iroquois, farther off
shore, both had lines to the Milwaukee
and were endeavoring to hold the
cruiser from the clutches of the surf.
The tidal current and the weight of
the heavy steel hawser fast to the
submarine proved stronger than the
combined power of the three vessels
and all were being dragged shoreward
when the hawser leading to the Chey
enne snapped and left the little Iro
quois to battle alone with the tide that
was sweeping the Milwaukee into the
Effort to Free Vessel Too Late.
Boatswain Frank Bruce, commander
pf the Iroquois, held on as long as he
dared and then saved his vessl from
the Milwaukee's fate by cutting the
hawser. Lieutenant William S. New
ton, in command of the Milwaukee;
tried to follow Bruce's example and
(Coivfludod on Page 4. Column 2.)
BOY, RUN DOWN BY
WOMAN, IS DEAD
JACK MEYER, IS, IS VICTIM OF
MRS. I. M. M'KEXJTA'S AUTO.
Accident Occurs- on Gllsan, Xear
Twelfth Street Driver Says
Lad Ran in Front of Car.
Jack Meyer. 13-year-old delivery boy,
whose home was at 249 Clay street.
was knocked down yesterday afternoon
by an automobile driven by Mrs. I. M.
McKenna, 1678 Van Houten avenue, and
died from the injuries received 'last
night about 7:30 o'clock at St. Vincent's
Hospital, whither he was rushed after
the accident by the Ambulance Service
Company. The Coroner will hold an
inquest Monday night.
According to a statement made by
Mrs. McKenna to Deputy District At
torney Delch. she was driving between
Twelfth and Thirteenth streets along
Gllsan street. The auto was proceeding
at 10 or 12 miles- an hour. Mrs. Mc
Kenna said, and she was using every
Suddenly the boy ran from behind a
truck, parked at the curb. Mrs. Mc
Kenna said, and directly in front of
the automobile. She swerved the car
to avoid hitting him, but he turned
in the same direction and was run
With Mrs. McKenna were her hus
band, who is a dentist with offices at
S18 Lombard street; their 8-year-old
daughter, and H. E. Gatchet.
ADMIRAL DEWEY IS ILL
Friends Are Much Concerned De
i-pit e Doctors' Assurances.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. Admiral
George Dewey has been absent from
his desk at the Navy Department for
several days on account 6f illness, and
although physicians attending him say
the indisposition Is not serious, some
of his friends are much concerned.
The Admiral is in his 80th year.
FUNST0N GOING TO MEXICO
General Avoids Giving Direct, Reply
to Question About Trip.
COLUMBUS, N. M., Jan. 13. General
unston, who arrived here late today,
gave an enigmatic answer when asked
whether he intended to visit the field
headquarters of the American punitive
expedition in Mexico.
"I don't know, but will tell you bet
ter when I rme out." he said. .
PETITION AIMED AT BERLIN
Massachusetts Signers Would
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. A petition
from. Massachusetts, carrying 15,281
names, demanding severance of rela
tions with Germany unless the Belgian
deportations are stopped has been re
ceived by the State Department.
The petition was later forwarded to
TONS OF OLD PAPER SOLD
School Children Collect More Than
$1000 Worth In Week.
DECATUR, 11L. Jan. 13. Decatur
school children collected a total of
nearly E3 tons of paper la a week'
contest under auspices of the Junior
Sanitation League, which ended today.
The paper was sold for SlOlt.gS and
the money was divided among the
schools. .'. "'
o i -i y
CIGARETTE BILL i PASSED
Oklahoma House Would
Use In State.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okla., Jan. 13.
By a vote of 79 to 1 the House of Rep
resentatives of Oklahoma today passed
the McColIister anti-cigarette bill, pro
hibiting smoking, giving away or sell
ing cigarettes in Oklahoma.
The bill now goes to the Senate.
T. W. LAWSONTO BE
FORGED TO TESTIFY
leak" Scandal to Be
Sifted to Bottom.'
CONTEMPT CITATION LIKELY
House Expects to Have to Act
Against Boston Financier.
QUESTIONS ARE PREPARED
Barucli Recalled to Stand Effort
to Be Made to Learn From Law
eon Who Gave Him Infor
mation lie Says lie Has.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. Members of
the House rules committee, armed with
the broadest authority to- compel wit
nesses and particularly Thomas vs.
Lawson, to answer questions, will re
sume on Monday their Investigation
of rumors that advance Information
reached Wall street on President Wil
son's peace, note.
Determined to go to the bottom of
the situation from every angle before
reporting to the House on the Wood
resolution for a sweeping Congressional
inquiry into "leak" stories, the commit
tee has subpenaed all persons and
Dacers that it considers might shed
light on the rumors.
Barach Is Recalled.
Besides Lawson, Bernard Baruch. of
New York, and several other New York
and Chicago brokers have been asked
to testify Monday. All of the tele
grams sent from Washington on. De
cember 20, the day stock market specu
latoraare reported to have profited by
advance Information, also have been
Interest in the recalling of Lawson
to the Btand overshadowed among
members of Congress tonight all other
developments In connection with re
opening of the hearing. Under a reso
lution adopted by the Housij today, the
committee is empowered to compel him
to answer any question.
Way Paved for Contempt Charges.
The resolution was drawn at an ex
ecutive session of the committee, which
endeavored to make It broad enough to
cover every possible avenue of escape
from contempt charges for any wit
ness, and the House in adopting the
proposal as soon as It . was presented.
displayed a willingness to go as far as
possible in strengthening the commit
Lawson will be interrogated from i
set of written questions now being pre
pared. He will be asked, among other
things, to name the Congressman who
told him a story about a Cabinet of
ficial, a. banker and a Senator being
involved In a profit-making conspiracy
In connection with the leak and also
to name the trio themselves.
Procedure Is Planned.
If the Boston financier fails to an
swer, the plan is to cite him for con
tempt and give him an opportunity to
make answer before the bar of the
House. Then if he stands by his re
fusal he will be turned over to the
sergeant-at-arms ana tne House may
order him held until he decides to an
swer, or It may refer the case to the
umciais expect tne contempt pro
ceedings will be necessary, for they do
not believe Lawson will answer the
Editors to Be Questioned.
Lawson probably will be the firs
James R. Reilly, managing news edl
tor of the Wall Street Journal, will be
asked for more details about how his
reporter learned that brokers' private
Con:lud'jd on Page 5. Column 1.)
PICTURED D1PRESSI0NS OF SOME EVENTS IN THE NEWS BY CARTOONIST REYNOLDS.
SJE VO PECE
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTE RD AT' S Maximum temperature, 42
decrees; minimum. 30 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair, northerly winds.
Suit to hold up Sherman County. Ortfon,
claims, thrown out. Section 1. pace -
House committee empowered to force Law
son to testify, bection 1. page 1.
Senate committee hears opponents to uni
versal training. Section 1, pace 2.
German statement of peace terms Is next
move hoped for by America. Section 1.
Consolidation of commissions seems to be
Oregon programme. Section 1, page 11.'
Five consolidation bills nrovlde saving of
194.000. Section 1. page 10.
Legislature ready for serious work. Section
1. page 10.
Washington Legislature o act Monday on
Governors vetoes. Sectloa 1. page 7.
London criticises Austro-Germen note. Sec
tion 1, page 19.
TJ-41 survivor's charges against British made
public bection 1, page G.
Roumanians win trenches. Section 1.
Cruiser Milwaukee goes aground near Eu
reka. Section 1. page 1.
Divorced wife of son of late Bishop Moore
kills second husband. Section 1, page X.
Wide search made for lost army aviators.
bection 1, page 6.
Books and records of Chicago butter and
egg board seized. Section 1. page 3.
Tributes to Buffalo Bill come from near
and far. Section 1, page 3.
East is in for siege of zero weather. Sec
tion 1, page 1.
Shake-up on bench of Coast likely. See
tlon 1. page 2.
Oregon troopers thinking of home. Sec
tlon 2. page 13.
Bethlehem Company offers to build battle
cruiser at ascertained Government cost.
Section 1, page 8.
Steps taken to prevent rebuilding of de
stroyed munitions plant. Section 1.
Tales o'f heroism follow .disaster to cruiser
Milwaukee. Section 1, page 4.
Boxing bouts scheduled for January 23. Sec
tion 2. page S.
Strict ruling on amateurs will drive our
three noted golfers, bection page t.
Australian fight stadium historic Section
2 page -
McC redie worried over impending players'
strika. Section 2. page 1.
Beaver scout and Seattle chief confer. Sec
tion '-. page -'.
Oregon track men begin training. Section
:, page 4.
Ade Sleberts gets baric into basketball game
for Aggies. section page o.
Les Darcy taken from hero class. Section
I, page 4.
West Is recognized in National collegiate
athletics. Section 2. page 4.
Darcy often beaten. Section 2, page 4.
Semi-pros cut profits of minors. Sectloa 2.
Corbett and Kitzsimmons .cannot agree in
picking champions. - Section 2. page .
Bezdek to have no football captain at Ore
gon next season. Section 2, page 2.
Oklahoma basketball team loses to Mult
nomah, i'J to 8. Section 2. page 2.
Clarkamas division fight la launched. Sec
tion 1, page V.
Commercial Club at Multnomah Installs of
ficers. Section 1, page 9.
Non-Voting Senator" from Lane County
niay be droppen. bection l. page a.
Stores rocked." four hurt- by powder
plosion. Section 1. page 7.
Special commission criticises Boys Train
ing School and praises girls' school. Sec
tlon 1, page 15.
Labor law ties up steamer Woodland and
she sinks. Section 1, page 1.
Clatskanle is busy. Section 1, page 19.
Commercial and Marine.
Strong position or dairy produce market
shown by storage report. bection 2.
Large decrease 4n visible wheat supply is
expected. bection page id.
Stock trading -light and price changes nar
row, bection page 0.
Wool holdings in United States smaller than
year ago. bection page la.
New schooner Astoria to go on drydock
bere. Section 2. page 14.
Shipbuilding activity of Northwest reported
to Government, bection 2. page I.
Two new McCormlck craft to be launched
this week, bection z. pace 14.
Autos and Real Estate.
Plans are made- for auto show to open
January 27. Section 4, page 6.
New sccOtlc highway and resort near Philo
math proposed, section 4. page o.
Work on highways to be speeded up. Sec
tlon 4. page 7.
Portland and Vicinity.
Open shop declared only factor to be set
tled in steel einae. ocwn
Branch managers of Doernbecher Company
here for conference. Section 1, page 12.
Sheriff has plan to cut cost snd add ef
ficiency. Section 1. page 14.
Eich lumber rate plan is discussed by busi
ness men. Section 1, page 18.
Dancers float in dreams at Belllg. Section
1. page 18.
30,000 expected to attend National Educa
tion Association. Section 1, page 17.
Delivery boy, run down by woman auto
driver, la dead. Section 1. page L
Master of steamer Kllburn arrested, snd
more liquor found aboard ship. Section
1. page 12.
Lumbermen tu meet ut Tacoma for elec
tion. Section 1. page 16.
Weather report, data and forecast. Section
2, page 14. '
Boy tells story of terrible beating. Sec
tion 1. page 6.
Wallace McCamant guest of Multnomah
County Bar. Section 1, page 8.
BITTER GOLD IKES
ENTIRE EAST SHIVER
Ze ro Te m pe rat u res A p-
CHICAGO FLOUNDERS IN SNOW
Autos Abandoned in Streets
and Traffic Jams Often.
70 BELOW IS ALASKA MARK
Eastern Canada Extremely Cold and
Chill Will Be Felt to Tip of Flor
ida Western Trains Aro
. Many Hours Behind Time.
CHICAGO, Jan. 13. (Special.) All
that territory of which Chicago Is the
center Is In for a siege of genuine
cold weather, a steady drive of zero
temperature, which will extend well
into next week.
In Northwestern and Middle Western
states temperatures will drop consider
ably below the zero point. The con
tinuous cold wave probably will strike
the Ohio River Valley by Sunday
evening and will bo felt with more
or' less severity clear to the tip of
Florida. Meanwhile Eastern states are
in for a double portion of frigidity.
Eastern Canada is extremely cold
for the first time this Winter, and
storms are reported off the Atlantic
seaboard from Maine to the Virginia
Heavy Snowfall Likely.
The cold wave, following In the wake
of the hardest snow storm of the sea
son In the West and Northwest. Is
proceeding rapidly eastward and prob
ably will, according to the Govern
ment "forecasters, be preceded by
Chicago's snow storm was freaky In
character. On the north side of the
city it fell to a depth of six Inches,
while the south side reported only half
that depth. Government experts ex
plained that this was due to the effect
of the gale off the lake, which car
ried the storm to the north before the
clouds had broken thoroughly.
The snow storm came from the south
west but was met and turned east and
south by a bitter gale from the north
west, bearing much, evidence of Its
origin in Alaska, where 70 degrees
below zero is reported.
Shovellers Work All. Night.
The heavy snowfall caused great
activity on the part of all traction
lines and the street department. Large
gangs worked all night to keep streets
and tracks open, but the steady storm
forced them to do the work over two
or three times.
Suburban trains were delayed from
one to two hours, as they had difficulty
making steam, besides the additional
work of plowing through heavy snow.
Surface lines were frequently stalled
and small automobiles.especlally elec
trics, went out of commission. Scores
of them were abandoned last night Aid
were towed into garages today. Fallen
horses and snow-covered rails tied up
the surface car lines and there were
bad "Jams'' all day.
Through trains on railroads through
out the West and Northwest had hard
battles to keep moving and schedules
went by the board early last night,
All Trains Accounted For.
Those that have arrived are heavily
encrusted with ice and snow and show
-.iny evidences of a hard fight with
drifts and below zero weather on the
plains and In deep cuts where the snow
piled higher than the trains. So far as
can be learned, all trains have been
accounted for. Some are many hours
(Conclufled on PaKe 5. Column 2.
LABOR LAW TIES UP
BOAT; SHE SINKS
VESSEL'S CREW QUITS WORK
SHORT RUX FROM TOWX.
Craft Is Moored Overnight to Tree
Near McMinnvillc, and Settles
to Bottom of Yamhill River.
ITMTXyvnj.R, Or.. Jan. .3. (Spe
cial.) When the steamer Woodland,
from Portland for McMinnville. was
within half an hour's run to McMinn
villa last night, the crew found them
selves facing the 13-hour labor limits
tlon. and refused to proceed further.
The boat was tied to a tree for the
At 5 o'clock this morning one of the
deckhands woka up to find himself
afloat, and the boat, listing astern,
sank at her moorings in the Yamhill
River, with a cargo of grain bags, feed
milk cans and various other freight
consigned to local firms.
No cause can be assigned for the sud
den sinking of the vessel, as she ap
parently was in good condition when
tied up for the night. Most of the
cargo, it is thought, can be saved upon
the arrival of a relief boat, the Ore-
gona. due early tomorrow.
The Woodland was lately sold to
George U. Grenvllle. of Nampa, Idaho.
and was making her first trip under
new ownership. In charge of Captain
Eton and Engineer Charles Hemstreet.
ULCERATED TOOTH FATAL
Eight- car-Old Silverton Boy's
Malady Thought Typhoid.
SILVERTON, Or.. Jan. 13 (Special.)
Earl Howe, the 8-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Glen Howe, died at their home
In this city last night from the effects
of an ulcerated tooth. The bov had
been ill only a few days and physicians
pronounced It a case of typhoid fever.
nis condition continued to grow more
serious, and it was not until a few
hours before his death that the imme
diate cause of his condition was ap
prehended. The funeral will be held In Silver-
ton Sunday afternoon.
1917 WHEAT BRINGS $1.10
Largo Proportion of Umatilla Crop
Declared Sold in Advance.
rKNULETON', Or.. Jan. 13. (Spe
cial.) A large proportion of the 1917
Umatilla County grain is said to have
been contracted by Pendleton grain
dealers during the past few days. It
is reported that a prominent farmer
north of Pendleton yesterday con
tracted to sell several thousand bushels
of next season's wheat at $1.10.
There has been some activity on 1918
wheat today. Dr. D. J. McFaul and
H. It. Lorenzen are reported to have
sold their wheat at $1.50 a bushel.
POTATOES ADVANCE TO $45
Record-Breaking Prices Predicted at
Tacoma, and Eggs Scarce.
TACOMA. Wash.. Jan. 13. (Special.)
The expected advance in potato prices
was made today In the Tacoma produce
market, prices moving up $3 a ton.
Yakima potatoes are now quoted at $15
a ton and locals at $40. Dealers say
that this advance Is only the beginning
and that-prices will break all records
before the end of the Winter.
Cold weather has cut down the daily
receipts of freesh eggs and prices may
advance again soon.
CHURCH WRECKED BY BOMB
St. Louis Roman Catholio Edifice In
Chicago Made Mark.
CHICAGO, Jan. 15. A bomb tonight
wrecked the interior of St. Louis ho
man Catholio Church on South State
street. Windows in the neighborhood
were shattered and firemen In a nearby
engine house were thrown from their
cots by the shock.
The bomb was placed in the entrance
to the church.
IN WILD STRUGGLE
Fashionable Home Is
Scene of Tragedy.
QUARREL LASTS ALL NIGHT
Divorced Wife of Son of Late
Bishop Moore Uses Weapon.
TWO SHOTS CARRY DEATH
Woman Tells of Repeated Indigni
ties in Night of Horror and
of Threats to Kill Her
and Her Child.
DENVER. Colo.. Jan. 13. Mrs. Stella
M. Smith told the police late today of
events leading up to the fatal shoot
ing of her husband. John L. Smith, in
their home in a fashionable residence
district early today. Mrs. Smith, the
police declare 1. said her husband
threatened to tear her clothing from
her. among other alleged Indignities, .
and said he was going to kill her and
her daughter by a lormer marriage. .
Mrs. Smith formerly was the wife
of William A. Moore, prominent attor
ney, brother of Julian A. Moore, re
cently named district Judge here, arid
son of former Bishop David Moore.
of Portland. Or. She was the step
daughter of Airred Britton, of Chi
cago, and formerly of Fort Worth and
other Texas cities, who made a for
tune in the Beaumont. Tex., oil de
velopment. !Vlgbt of Horror Reviewed.
Dry eyed, Mrs. Smith told officials
of a night of horror, at the culmina
tion of which, early this morning, she
shot Smith with a small revolver as
he attacked her one more. She told
how she stepped over the man lying
On the' floor beside her bed. called a
servant, and. returning, she had feared
that Smith was not dead and had shot
him a gam with his own pistol, leaning
over to place the weapon close to his
John Bindle. the servant, who ad
mitted Smith, and whom Mrs. Smith
called, told of seeing her fire the sec
W. A. Moore, Mrs. Smith's husband
until four years ago. went to the house
about 4 o'clock this morning, sum
moned by a servant at the request of
Mrs. Smith, who feared for Mildred's
safety. Moore took his daughter and
went away without going Into the
house. Mildred cried at leaving her
mother, he said, and asked him if he
had heard her scream when Smith
Crime Said to He frustrated.
Mrs. Smith said that as Moore drove
away Smith tried to shoot him, threat
ening to kill both man and girl, but
that she struggled with him and pre
vented him firing the pistol he pointed
Moore told of vain efforts to secure
a policeman to accompany him to the
house for Mrs. Smith's protection, and
said: "I suppose I ought to have killed
Smith myself, but I hadn't the heart
to do It."
Mrs. Smith Is 4 3 years old. Her
husband was 33. Smith formerly was
a chauffeur in the Moore household.
The Smiths hsl ueen separated some
time ago- The home where Mrs. Smith
was living waa owned by Mildred
Moors, 12 years old. At 2 o'clock Smith
rang the doorbell.
"I want to see Mrs. Smith," he told
John Bindle. a cook in the household,
who answered. Bindle told the police
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