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vol. xxxvi no. 7.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 18, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
OVER UNTIL MONDAY
Road Bond Bill to Come
Up in Senate.
FOES AGREE TO NEW PLAN
.Compromise Is Reached After
r MUCH BUSINESS UNDONE
Eotl Branches Adjourn at 10:30 to
Sleet Again Monday Morning and
Clear Up Business of Import-
ance Still Unfinished.
STATUS OF GOOD ROADS LEG
ISLATION. STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or..
Feb.17. (Special.) House passed
$6,000,000 road bond bill, after
two-hour debate, by vote of 32
to 26, with only two members
Bill sent to Senate, where, after
all-day effort to suspend rules,
agreement Is reached to bring: bill
before house on euspension.
Agreement is carried out. Meas
ure Is on second reading:.
Decision reached also to adjourn
over until Monday. ,
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or., Feb. 17.
(Special.) The Senate adjourned at
50:30 o'clock tonight to 10i30 Monday
The Honae adjourned at 10:35 o'clock
to the same hour.
Monday' will be the 43d day of the
present session, but only the 33d actual
vrorklng day. Members of the Legisla
ture are not paid after the 40t h day
of the session. It aeemed probable to
night that both houaea will adjourn
alae die Monday night.
When the Senate adjourned tonight
there were atUl about 100 bills remain
ing on Its calendar. Nineteen bills were
passed last night.
STATE CAPITOL,, Salem, Or., Feb. 17.
Special.) After blocking action on the
$6,000,000 road bond bill in the Senate
for several hours by voting down every
motion to suspend the rules and bring
It up for passage. Senators opposing
the bill tonight agreed to let it come
before the- Senate on its merits.
At the same time an agreement was
reached with Senate leaders to adjourn
tonight until Monday.
At that time the road bill will come
before the Senators to be fought out
on the floor.
While no formal agreement was made
to that effect, there was a sort of in
formal understanding that the whole
road bond issue will be referred to the
To thia end, opponents of the meas
ure in its present form win try to
change it in form from a bill to a joint
resolution providing that the question
shall go on the ballot at a special elec
tion, or at the next general election.
Which It will be was no part of such
gentleman's agreement as was reached
and must be decided on the floor.
Nor was it part of the agreement
that the opposing force will help to
pass the joint resolution or bill, as the
case may be, in the Senate.'
The concession made by the opponents
cf the Issue was In letting the measure
come up at all without compelling
those favoring It to fight It out on the
highly technical Issue of suspending
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SPEAKER, 3IRS. TH03IPSOX A2fD
GIRL PAGE REMEMBERED.
Only Woman Member's Tolerance
of Smoking Is Appreciated
and Token Presented.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or.. Feb. 17.
(Special.) This was "mutual admira
tion night" In the House and three
prominent figures of the session now
closing shared in the distribution of
honors and gifts.
Speaker Stanfleld was' presented by
the members a heavy gold watch
chain and Masonic charm. Miss Marie
Briggs, the diminutive, attractive and
efficient page who has served the mem
bers diligently, faithfully and cheer
fully, received a fine gold pin.
Mrs. Alexander Thompson, the only
woman, received an assortment of pres
ents a marble statuette of Mercury
from the smokers against whom she
would not permit the rule against
smoking to be Invoked, and a myrtle
wood gavel and block, symbolical of
the fact that she Is the first woman
ever to preside over a Legislative As
sembly In Oregon.
Representative Bean, In a happy
speech, presented to the Speaker his
gift on behalf of the other members
Miss Briggs, who Is the pet of every
one In the House, was sent to the ros
trum with the Speaker's gift. When
she got there she was detained for a
moment until Mrs. Thompson, who had
been delegated to make the presenta
tion speech, arrived with her gift pin.
The young woman smiled and blush
ingly bowed her appreciation.
Next it became Mrs. Thompson's turn
to be forced Into blushes. The Speaker
detained her on the rostrum while he
presented her gifts.
NETS PLACED AT NEW YORK
Steel Devices Designed to Protect
Port From U-Boats.
NEW YORK, Feb. 17. A steel net
designed to protect the Port of New
York from hostile submarines and other
war craft In the event of war was put
In place at the entrance of the har
For the present It will be kept In
position only between sunset and sun
rise and will bar all ships from leav
ing or entering the harbor during- the
night. In case of war its construction
provides for placing it as a permanent
GERARDS WILL SAIL SOON
Ex-Ambassador and Wife to Leave
PARIS. Feb. 17. James W. Gerard,
the ex-American Ambassador to Ger
many, spent much of his time today
at the American Embassy. Mr. and
Mrs. Gerp ; will dine informally to
night wnn Ambassador and Mrs. Sharp.
Mr. Gerard, acccording to his present
plans, will depart for Madrid Sunday
night to take a steamer at Corunna
for the United States. '
PORT CLOSED TO NEUTRALS
Only Ships of Entente Allies May
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. Hereafter
only British and entente allied ships
will be permitted to enter the port of
Plymouth, England, according to notice
served on the American Consul-General
at London today, by the British Ad
miralty. It is supposed here that the action
was taken because Plymouth is essen
tially a naval base.'
400,000 TARS REQUIRED
British Naval Estimates Provide for
LONDON, Feb. 17 A force of 400,-
000 men is required for the British
The naval estimates for the coming
financial year provide for that number.
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EMERGENCY CLAUSE OMITTED
Measure Provides for Issue of
TRIFLING CHANGES MADE
Gallery Is Crowded With Advocates
of Bill and Great Wave of Ap
plause Greets Speaker's "An
nouncement of Success.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or.. Feb. 17.
(Special.) Permanent good roads In
Oregon were brought one step nearer
realization this morning when by a
vote of 32 to 27 the House pass'ed the
$6,000,00 bonding bill, which provides
a systematic plan of development for
the next five years.
The bill was a special order of busi
ness In the house at 10:30 after having
been put over from laat night.
When the House convened prospects
were not bright for the bill. Several
of the 38 members who had signed the
measure when It was introduced were
wavering. Friends of good roads in
the House and in the lobDy were fear
ful of the result.
. Steering Committee Active.
But after nearly two hours of argu
ment and parliamentary maneuvering
the bill went through substantially In
the same form aa originally Introduced.
It was handled on the floor by Repre
sentatives Schimpff, Bean, Forbes, Gore
The money accruing from the sale of
the bonds would be. expended by the
State Highway Commission over a sys
tem of roads described In the bill. The
Highway Commission Is authorized by
the road, code bill already passed by
both houses. It is appointed by the
Governor, one member from each of
the three Congressional districts.
Referendum Is Possible.
The bill carries no emergency clause
and it is possible that It will be re
ferred, but another bill providing for
a special election In June to consider
referred measures will prevent need
less delay of the issue.
The gallery was packed with good
roads enthusiasts this morning. They
applauded and cheered when the Speak
er announced the result.
Following was the rollcall vote In
Ayes Barber, Bean, Belland, Brand.
Burdick, Burton, Callan, Clark, Corbett.
Forbes. Fuller, Goode, Gordon. Gore,
Griggs, Hodgen, Kubli. Laurgaard,
Lewie, Lunger, Mackay, Matthieu,
Mueller. Peck. Ritner, Rowe, Schimpff,
Small, Staf rin, Stott, Willett and Speak
er Stanfleld 32.
Noes Representatives Anderson,
Ashley, Bowman, -Brown. Cartmill,
Childs, Cornelius, Crandall. Dedman,
Eaton. Elgin, Elmore, Seymour Jones,
Al Jones. Walter B. Jones, Lafferty.
Mann, Martin, Meek. Porter, Portwood,
Sheldon, Stephens, Sweeney. Thomas,
Mrs. Thompson and Tichenor 27.
Absent Representative Brownell L
Committee of Whole Sits,
Schimpff opened the discussion this
morning with a brief formal argument
for the bill. He pleaded to "help Ore
gon out of the mud." He pointed out
that the atate of Washington has Just
arranged to bond itself for $6,000,000
to build roads.
Without further ceremony the House
went into committee of the whole, Rep
resentative Kubli presiding, for the
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SIDELIGHTS BY CARTOONIST REYNOLDS ON SOME EVENTS IN THE WEEK'S NEWS.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 44
degrees; minimum. 34 degrees.
TODAY'S Unsettled and occasional threat
ening weather; northerly winds.
Good roads bonds bill passes House. Sec
tion 1. page 1.
House votes to spend $790,720. Section 1,
Senate puts grant tax up to people. Sec
tion 1, page 8.
Several of Governor's recommendations are
enacted into laws. Section 1, page 9.
Senate kills antl-plcketlng bill. Section 1,
page 10. .
Bill with emergency vetoed by Lister. Sec
tion 1. page 10.
Final report on appropriations shows mar
gin of $10,000 left. Section 1. page 0.
Legislature holds over until Monday. Sec
tion 1. page 1.
Tax list publication bill Is before Governor.
Section 1. page 1.
House presents gifts to Speaker, Mrs.
Thompson and girl page. Section 1,
Armies on western front preparing for
mighty Spring drive. Section 1, page 8.
Earl of Derby says' foe Is not to be de
spised. Section 1. page 4.
British advance li. France and on Tigris.
Section 1. page 7.
Four vessels lost In blockade sons. Section
1. .page 4.
Funeral of Mormons held with cowboys
clinging to rifles and scouts riding pa
- trol. Section 1, page 5.
President may ask for wider powers during
period when Congress Is not in session.
Section 1. page 7.
Absolute censorship placed on vessel move
ments. Section 1, page U.
Senate committee Increases appropriation
for Navy. Section 1, page" 1.
Interned liner disabled on orders from Ger
man EmbasHy, captain testifies. Section
1. page 3.
Entire National Guard to demobilize at
once. Section 1, page 2.
Papnrmakers yield only when threat Is
made to call special session of Congress.
Section 1, psge 3.
United ststes battle fleet Is ready to strike.
Section 1. page 4.
American officials ordered to Investigate
Cuban situation. Section 1, page 8.
Society lobby hurts Dr. Cary Grayson's case
Section 1, page 6.
New Navy radio station at San Diego la
marvel. . Section 1, page 5.
Pastor seeking to aid woman is killed. Sec
tion 1. page 1.
Astoria Mayor pro-nines to secure naval base
site for Government. Section 1, page 12,
Advance In railroad tariffs within. state held
up. Section 1. page 11.
Country's best amateur wrestlers to enter
championships in Portland. Section S,
Beavers near Isles of Hawaii. Section 2,
Fans like Casey as umpire. . Section 2.
1017 Coast League clubs said to lack class
of l'Jia. Section 2. page 2.
Hunt Club to hold three events this week.
Section 2, page 5.
'"Moose" Johnson and "Smoky" Harris
named for all-star hockey team. Section
2, page 4.
New lnterscholsstto basketball records made,
section li, page 4.
Pacific Coast Ice hockey teams prepare for
season's closing games. Section 3. page 4.
Dartmouth track team defeats Pennsylva
nia and Harvard. Section a. page 6.
Vancouver defeats Seattle hockey team 4
to 2. Section 1. page 12.
Dallas defeats Multnomah five. SectlonT
Charley Mullen won't play with New York
Americans this year. Section 2, page 2.
Commercial and Marine.
Eastern demand for wheat for quick shlo-
tnent. Section 2, page 13.
Crop damage reports strengthen Chicago
wheat market. Section 2, page 15.
All tranches of stock list reflect greater
confidence. Section 2, page 10.
Speculation In wool market based on possible
Army needs. Section 2, psge 15.
Ships under way not to be delayed by bill.
Section 2. page 10.
Motorshlp Oreiton Is launched at Seattle.
election 2. page 16.
Portland and Vicinity.
Strahorn project delayed. Section 2, Page .
Washington's birthday to be fittingly cele
brated. Section 2. Page 6. k
Warring tongs deny plsce Is dove of. peace.
Section 1. Page 10.
Cameron defense charges that Jesse Troch
stole Mrs. C&dwallader's love. Section 1.
William Matthewson follows Bible teaching
and refuses to prosecute assailant. Sec
tion 1. Page 19.
Charles E. Cochran gives policy as Rotary
Club president. -Section 1. Page 18.
Portland chosen as National Rose Garden.
Section 1. Page 14.
Christian Endeavorera to convene at Salem.
Section 1, Page 13.
Portland's health and longevity rate high
est in Nation. Section 1, Page 13.
O.-W. R. 4e N. Company's budget la
(2.700.000. Section 1. Page 13.
Hofmann cheered at Helllg. Section 1,
Weather report, data and forecast. Sec
tion 1. page 12.
Ship carpenters walk out at Llnnton plant.
Section 2, page 16.
Argentina Gets 45,000,000 Pesos.
BUENOS AIRES. Feb. 17. The Arr
gentine government has obtained a loan
from banks here of 45,000.000 pesos.
TAX LIST BILL IS
Both Houses Approve
ACT EFFECTIVE NEXT YEAR
Notice of Delinquency to Be by
JOURNAL DELAYS ACTION
Up-State Counties Are Required to
Use One or More Papers, While
Multnomah Must Print Tax
List In Two Only.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or.. Feb.
17. (Special. Both House and Senate
agreed to the Forbes amendment to
the delinquent tax bill, which went
through the House with a heavy vote
The bill came back enrolled and
was signed by President Moser and
Speaker Stanfleld tonight.
It now goes to Governor Wlthy
combe, who doubtless will sign It.
The bill, as amended by Forbes, will
become a law in time to regulate the
publication of delinquent taxes next
year. It la too late to become effective
Act Believed Best on Books.
Attorneys in the House agree that
the act Is the most scientific and the
most economical In effect In any state
In the Union. Forbes gave the subject
careful attention for several weeks
while he bad the bill in the judiciary
committee, of which he is chairman. He
studied the laws of several other states
and incorporated the best features of
each one In the bill.
In brief, the measure provides that
80 daya after the taxes become delin
quent notices shall be mailed to the
delinquent property owners by letter or
SO Daya Given for Payment.
Then 30 days will be allowed for them
to respond. Those who make their pay
ments In that time will be stricken
from the delinquent rolls. Property
that remains delinquent at the expira
tion of this 30-day period will be ad
vertised In newspapers selected by the
Publication In Multnomah County If
to be llmitetd to two newspapers of
more than 10,000 copies an Issue.
The bill .as first amended by Forbes
provided f or-publlcation in two or more
papers in counties outside of Multno
mah. The Senate refused to concur In
these provisions, and conference com
mittees were named by each house.
Bill Amended In Committee.
The House committee was composed
of Forbes, Rttner and Callan: the Sen
ate committee of Orton, Farrell and
At their conferences they agreed to
change the bill ao that publication In
the upstate counties can be limited to
one or more papers.
Both houses accepted the amendments
and the bill was formally passed.
Action until the very close f the ses
sion was delayed on account of the bit
ter antagonism Injected Into the situa
tion by the Portland Journal, which
conducted a newspaper campaign for
the abolition of the law requiring pub
lication of the tax lists.
Few members of either house wanted
to repeal the law entirely, but all
wanted to enact some real constrictive
legislation along this line.
On account of the Journal's tactics
action on the bill was delayed In both
houses until after February 7, when
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NAVY IS INCREASED
SENATE PROVIDES $531,000,000
Items for Speeding; Up Building
- Programme, Arming Auxiliaries
and Reserve Are Included.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 17. Carrying
about $531,000,000. an increase of $163.
000,000 over the total as It passed the
HOUSe, the annual nival annrnnrlfltlnn
bill was completed by a sub-committee
vi tne senate naval committee today
and will be taken up by the full mem
bership probablv on Mnnriav. Tha prin
cipal increase was an appropriation of
iou.uuu.tioo ror speeding up work on
naval vessels already authorized, which
had been rejected in tha House on
point of order.
Other important Increases Include
$600,000 for batteries for merchant
auxiliaries and $450,000 for ammunition
for such auxiliaries; $3,000,000 for re
serve material for the Navy and $1,950.
000 for engineering: nurnmtea inr-i,,H-
ing radio installation on light vessels.
iue ouuatng authorizations and emer
gency administration nrnvklnn. f .v,
House bill are retained.
VILLA FLEEING IS REPORT
Dantlit Leader's Agent Says Outlaw
lias Embarked for Japan.
EL PASO. Feb. 17. Francisco Villa,
whose movements have been a mystery
to his enemies, as well as to the mass
of his followers, has made his way to
the West Coast and embarked for
Japan, according to W. L. Crawford, a
well-known cattleman of Dallas. Tex.,
and a former Texas ranger.
Crawford says his source of infor
mation Is one of Villa's most trusted
agents and a man personally known
to him to te reliable.
Villa is said to have traveled to the
coast in disguise and got safely aboard
a ship In Mazatlan and now Is three
weeks at sea.
Various versions of a story that Villa
Informed his leaders of his intention
to absent himself for three months
and to return with news "that would
make his followers throw their hats
Into the air with Joy" have been reach
ing the border for several days.
8-HOUR BILLS INTRODUCED
Curb on Goods Made by Women
Working Long Days -Provided.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. Senator
Robinson, of Arkansas, and Representa
tive Keating, of Colorado, today in
troduced Identical bills to prohibit In
terstate shipment of goods made In
whole sor In part by women employed
more than eight tiouri a day or more
than six days a week.
The bills, drawn on the lines of the
Federal child labor law, would na
tionalize conditions for working
DUTCH TO CUT RATIONS
Little More Than Two Pounds of
Potatoes Weekly Allowance.
AMSTERDAM, via London. Feb. 17.
Additional food rationing will begin
in Holland Monday, the Handelsblad
Every ticket holder In Amsterdam
for the week of February 18-24 is
entitled to 1000 grams (a little more
than two pounds) of potatoes. 800
grams of rice. CO of fat and 100 of
5 GIRLS KIDNAPED IN DAY
Salt Lake Police Suspect Organized
Band Is Working.
SALT LAKE CITT. Feb. 17. Five
girls have been reported missing here
within the last 24 hours, and the police
department declared their belief today
that an organized band of kidnapers
The missing girls rang from six to
IS years of age.
PASTOR SEEKING TO
Preacher Hears Shots
and Goes to Death.
SLAYER IS HIMSELF KILLED
Man Freed From Asylum Fa
tally Wounds Mother-in-Law.
SISTER-IN-LAW SHOT, TOO
Husband of Woman Felled by Bul
let Rushes In, Takes One of
Two Weapons From Mad
man and Kills Him.
ATLANTA. Ga.. Feb. 17. Secreting
himself In the home of his brother-in-law,
where his wife had been living
since their separation, Claude Ander
son, recently released from the State
Hossltal for the Insane, tonight shot
and killed the Kev. Gaston E. Buford.
fatally wounded Mrs. M. Zahn. his
wife's mother, slightly wounded Mrs.
W. J. Zahn. and was himself killed by
W. J. Zahn.
Mr. Buford. pastor of the Moore
Memorial Presbyterian Church, had
rushed into the house when he heard
the Bhots and screams of the wounded
women. Mrs. Anderson told the police
Anderson hid in a room and when Mrs.
Zahn entered, opened fire. She fell
fatally wounded and died soon after
at a hospital. Her daughter-in-law
ran to" the room and was shot. Mr.
Buford. passing with his family, ran
Into the house and Anderson killed him
W. J. Zahn. who conducts a business
near the residence, heard the shots and
hurried home. He wrested from An
derson one of two pistols he was using
and shot the man down. Zahn was ar
rested and is being held for an exam
ination. FRENCH TAKE OFFENSIVE
Appreciable Loss Inflicted on Ger
mans, Says Paris.
PARIS. Feb. 17. Artillery duels In
the sector of Malsone de Champagne
are reported in this afternoon's official
The French made an attack at Am
merzweller. An appreciable loss waa
inflicted on the Germans, the state
BERLIN. Feb. 17. (By wireless to
Sayvllle. N. Y.) French troops made
attacks yesterday on the Aisne, weet of
Berry-au-Bac and In the Champagne
south of Ripont. Today's official com
munication says these efforts failed.
MEDICAL GENERAL IS DEAD
Sir Benjamin Franklin Expires Sud
denly In London.
LONDON. Feb. 17. General Sir Ben
jamin Franklin died suddenly today.
Sir Benjamin Franklin, who was born
In 1844, waa honorary physician to the
King and late director-general of tha
Indian medical service. He had been
honorary physician to Queen Victoria
and King Edward.
Bishop Edsall Is Dead.
ROCHESTER. Minn.. Feb. 17. Tha
Right Rev. Samuel C. Edsall. of Min-s
neapolls, bishop of the Episcopal Dio
cese of Minnesota, aled this afternoon.
He underwent an operation for an ab
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