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January 20, lots.
PRICE' FIVE CENTS.
Tchernoff Chosen Head
80LSHEYIKI, DEFEATED LEAYE
U.S. SEIZES TEUTON
TRAIN EVERY MAL,
MILLIONAIRE GERM AX. AL
LEGED OWNER, ARRESTED.
New Chairman Declares for pipped wit wireus. with Kieuge on
bonxd and manned by a Swedish crew.
"Tc'XZ rr Oregon Senator Favors
the Atlantic Coast.
NEW YORK. Jan. The steel
Dleaaure Tacht Joveuse. said to be
owned by Emll 1L Kleuge, an unnat
u rallied German of Englewood. X.
waa seized her today by United State
Federal authorities said the yacht.
J: JULIUS KAHN INDORSES PLAN
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
Coast Statesman on Record
GERMANS TO BE HARRIED
bad been cruising- recently along- the
Atlantio Coast. ,
The yacht Is licensed In the nam of
Arthur II u.rlr. r Akron. Ohio, and
It is claimed by the Government offl- NEW LAW MAY BE ENACT tU
ciajs mil meuge Dougnt 11 irora jiirti
In November. 11, but no public record
has been made of the transfer. The
boat was licensed In June of last year
Street Confl let, la Which Many Arc I m Marks' name.
It was pointed -out by the officials
Killed and Wounded by BfachJna
Can and Rifle Fire, Precede
I Br the Associated Pn
that nnder the President's proclamation
enemy aliens are not allowed to oper
ate boats of any kind In American wa
ter, which would have made It Im
possible for Kleuge to obtain a license
In bis e,wn name!
When seised the Joyeuse was at
Congressman to Whom Credit Is
Given for Success of Selective
Draft Honored by National
fee was asked.
"Do you think the Bolshevlkl will dis
solve the constituent assembly?
"No," said the chairman. "I do not
think ther will do that before the
congress of the workmen's and sol
diers drDutlea assembles. In tne
Head of Willamette University to Go
to France Soon.
WILLAMETTE rXIYERSITr, Salem.
.... . . O Tin IS Kn.lal l ". T
meantime they win try to una a w.j .
out of their emoarrasmcot ana continue i -.u mo
... . I n Association to go to France In the
NEW TORK. Jan. 19. The National
League paid tribute here to
Senator George E. Chamberlain.
of Oregon, and "Representative Julius
Kahn. of California. At a luncheon glv
en In tneir nonor me ipuiera mtrrcu
to the efforts of the two statesmen tn
Congress in the-Interests of National
Elihu Root said:
"It Is hard to see how, without Sen
ator Chamberlain and - Representative
DR. DONEY TO STUDY WAR Khn we cou ver nave come to that
eitciiv. ami U&BCU u jju ij lud im" J
of the duty of universal training which
filled our many -pacifists and pro-Ger
mans with dubious fears, but which has
been accepted by the people of this
country with alacrity and patriotism.'
Volamteer Systesa' Regretted.
Senator Chamberlain, responding to
toasts. discussed the military policy of
the United States, or, as he called it.
rETF.OGRAD. Jan. 1 M. Tchernoff. Anchor in the Hudson River and coin- Secur1ty
riit.wwi.. J eldent with the seizure a libel against R
elected chairman of the constituent I jo day to S
assembly by the social United States.
declared today that the constituent i Tha joyeo WM brought from Flor-
assembly should Immediately cau a I id, waters by Kleuge some months ago,
conference of all the entente allies to I t was said.
consider war alma. I Kleuge. who Is president of the
M. Tchernoff granted an Interview to Kleuge Weaving Company here. Is
the correspondent during the mldaignti reputed millionaire.
"What do you think of the situation
renew "'" I Interest of Its work It t nnrf.rt l.-th lark of military oollcy." He advo-
"Tou desire to discuss peace f Irst. I tmU Dr Doney will leave some time fcated the adoption of universal military
What Is your programme regarding I tbl9 wek. tralnlng'and. referring to the selective
that question?- I The board of trustees granted him a I draft law. said:
-Our party position on tne question llx months' 'leave of absence and dur-l "I sometimes regret that, volunteer
of peace Is that the constituent as- r thl period be will study conditions in had ever been permitted, for the
embty shoulo Immediately call a con-I Europe and then return to lecture I reason that In the loss that we sus
ference of all the entente allies to con- I ad B,i tne wor, I .. battles where there Is a
aider the alma of the war. We expect I A farewell service is to be riven I volunteer system as there was In Great
.. a I - I
that at sucn a conference tney wouiaiD!m Sunday night at the First M. E. I Britain, we have a horizontal loss, tak
state clearly and most explicitly their I Church and the students will attend In I lng the )Q,ung. red-blooded people that
aims and would try to narmonize mem a body. Dean George H. Alden will be I volunteer for service and leaving those
with the democratio principles of the I acting president until Dr. Doner re- who- ought to have shared the fate of
Russian revolution. I turns. .. I their, colleagues at the first sound of
-o yea terns ttaseia can cosusu.
on IW I n-ro llnoii -rn rinn-r Selection Fair All.
uuiivioid man iu nun I
the war if Germany' refuses peace on
democratio terms. Tchernoff was
asked. He replied:
RaanU to' Be' fsefnt.
"Everybody says that Russia cannot
fight became of the extreme s(ate of
disorganisation. All know' that the
decision in this war will be on the
western front. But Russia can act as
a magnet to draw German forces and
"On the other hand, under this sys
n w ink. from the walks of indus-
Parole Officer Keller Would Lead tri, commercial -and everyday life
Company Against Kaiser. young men , of all classes, so
that tnere is not tnis Hori
zontal loss that I speak of. but
Parole Officer Keller, of the penlten-l nd the ,ow tB. rlch and th, poor tne
SALEM. Or, Jan. 1. (Special.) I
tiary, has signified his willingness to
command a company of convict soldiers
prevent their being thrown over to the from the prison, providing the Govern
western frunL The Russian army may Bnd Uw of the ,tate wiu per.
retreat, but in doing so win Denent tneimt
allies oy oivening tne uerm is oeeperi -it select a company from
and deeper Into Russian territory I among the 350 prisoners at the penl
which would be no gain lor tnem.
prof esalonaf man and the artisan, stand
shoulder to shoulder and, when losses
come, tne loss isjis on every social
stratum' of life."
'America for ten months has been
groping In the dark." Senator Cham
berlain declared in his address. "We
Br the Associated Press.)
0TETROGRAD. Jan. Is. The long-de
layed constituent assembly was opened
today. On the first test of strength,
the Bolshevlkl wero defeated by the
M. Tchernoff. Minister of Agriculture
In the Kerensky government and the
nomine, of the Foetal Revolutionists
ef the Right for chairman of the as
sembly, was elected by a vote of Ztt
Versr Ealle Candidate.
The candidate of the Bolahevlkl was
Xarla Splrldonovo. long a prominent
revolutionist, who waa released from
exile tn Siberia after the overthrow of
LONDON. Jan. If. The Bolshevlkl
members of the constituent aevembty
and those belonging to the Left wing
of the Social Revolutionists withdrew
H'otK.uffl n rl XCstum. 1
tentlary and I win guarantee to re- hava nad he.d but no Kal)on.
turn to this country and the prison B,ble be, al)J u , our purposo to
after the war every man who is left
sllve." said the parole officer.
Almost to a man the Inmates of
the prison have expressed their desire
to enter the service of the United
BANK EMPLOYE IN CUSTODY
Police Say Theft of 963,000 Liberty
Loan Bonds Is Admitted.
DENVER. Colo, Jan. 1. W. f.
Drummond. said to be an employe of
the trust department of the Federal Re
serve Bank at Dallas, Tex, Has arrest
ed here tonight having J6-.000 worth of
United States liberty loan bonds in a
The police say Drummond admitted
stealing the bonds from .the Dallas
Federal Reserve, Bank and would not
oppose extradition to Tevss.
supply a responsible head.
C-twlBatloa Policy Vital.
-There would have been no need of
this coal troublo If a plan of co-ordi
nation had been mapped out six
months ago. Coal production was sat
isfactory when one branch fixed a
satisfactory price. When this was re
duced to a nonproductive figure a
minimum' comparative yield "resulted
-Our distinguished President is the
premier of all the statesmen of the
world, but neither President Wilson
nor any other man . can concentrate
the energies of the Nation. There must
be responsible beads under the Presi
dent la order to see America safely
through this war. If she would save
the allies. America must get on the
ground with the men and the material
essential to the task and duty we
Representative Kahn denounced the
ironcludMl on Puce 3, Column 2.)
- The rfeather.
TESTERDATTS Maximum temperature, 43
degrees; minimum. 37 degrees.
TGDAX"S Fall-; northerly winds.
Blg attack of Austrian, repulsed by Italians.
Section 1, page 7.
Russia swings to csuse of allies. Section
Vienna 8oclsll.ts make mighty protest
against Ignoring of Austrian people a!
Breat-Lltovsk. Section i. page 8.
Congress will be aeked to melt 130,00000
.liver dollars. Section 1. page . '
Director McAdoo asked to provide ocean
tonnage and utilize shipping facilities of
Columbia. Section 1, page S.
Wilson enlists advertising men of Nation In
war service. Section I. page 6.
President Wilson said to oppose proposed
war cabinet. Section 1. page 2.
Warm Springs Indians appeal for draft ex
emption. Section page 5.
New power bill Is war measure. Section 1,
Kaiser declared sole power In Germany to
Mr wnetner country snail continue war
or make peace, bectlon 1, page 1.
Big tract may be sold to settlers? Section 1,
Quart of nitroglycerine and fuses found on
alien suspect arrested at Douglas, Ariz.
oeciirm i. pace 4.
Good results follow enforcement of Garfield's
luu decree. Section 1. page I.
McAdoo blames railroads for transportation
collapse, section , page .
Chahiberlaln and Kahn urge universal mill
lary training. Section 1, page 1.
sVoolgrowers Association denounces Omaha
editor. Section 1. page .
Pleasure yacht Joyeuse,. inspected as Ger
man wireless craft, seized at New York.
section 1. page 1.
Associated Press seeks early decision tn
news pirating case. Section 1, page 5.
Unemployed ballplayers to be numerous In
coming season. Section 2, page 1.
Camp Lewis to see Coast League ball games.
section 2. page 1.
interscnoiastie basketball season opens
jue.u.y. Bectlon 2, page z.
Portland Motor Boat Club elects officers.
Section 2. page 2.
Vancouver leads hockey league. Section 2.
Elks Club leads In three-cushion billiard
tournament. Section 2. page 2.
Multnomah Club sport programme big. Sec
tion s, page z.
Ortega-8ummera bout Wednesday night to
be last, bectlon z, page 3.
Picked teams to bowl today for champlon-
snip or city, bectlon z. page 3.
Carl Morris again retires from ring. Section
Skill of J. Adams, farrier. Is told. Section 2,
New members of Wsverler Country Club win
annual club membership match. Section
2. page 4.
Baum objects to name of new league. Sec
tion 2, page 4.
Oregon basketball tesm defeated by Mult
nomah. 3(1 to 19. Section 2, page 4.
Seven indictments returned against promi
nent Seattle men. Section 1, page 8. .
Governor appoints commlsaloln to aid In de
velopment of loggeu-off lands. Section
1, page 8.
Resolutions of Council asking reopening of
6-cent fare question declared insult to
Commission, bectlon 1. page 1.
Consolidation of rural - schools held essen
tial wartime measure. Section 1. page 7.
Gill begins fight for political life tomorrow.
bectlon 1, page 7. .
. ronamercial and.' Marine. - V
Potato shipments for week, decline 22 per
cent. Section 2. pag- 1.
Eastern corn lower owing to clearing up of
railroad blockade. Section 3, page lo. -
Wall-street stock market hi strong, bat nar
row. Section page 13.
German snip, seized here among those re
paired and utilized by uoveraraent. bec
tlon 2, page 14.
Dock well guarded. Section 2, page 14. 1
Portland aad Vicinity.
Non-partisan move started In Oregon. Sec
tion 1. page 2.
Fuel oil shortage faces city. Section 1.
Captain Harms accusers testify sgalnst him.
admitting grievances, bectlon . page Jtf.
Thirty-second degree conferred on class of
SO at .Scottish Kite Cathedral, bectlon 1,
Recent examinations show few men rejected
for military service. Section 1. page lo.
Knights of Columbus war fund crusaders
reach goal. Section 1. page 13.
New minimum wage scale for women likely.
bectlon 1. page 10. '
Chsrles E. Overshlre. imperial potentate of
Mystic Shrine, here to attend ceremoni
als, bectlon 1. page IB- I
Student actors at Reed College score In two
clever productions. Section 1. page IX.
important change made In student govern
ment at Keed College, bectlon 1. page J
Eleven young auto thieves sentenced by
Judge TazwelL Section 1, page iu.
x--ent carfare pnt-up Job,' says Judge Mc
Ginn. Section 1. page lu.
More than 5S.0OO loggers and mlllmen active
in Loyal Legion, bectlon l. page it.
Oregon will push net liberty loan, says
Edward Cooklngnam. bection i. page o.
Soldiers msy vote. If Legislature provides
way. Section 1. psge 4.
Travelers aid war stsmp drive. Section 1.
Ex-Governor Gees condemns dogs. Section 1,
Rose test garden attracts attention. Bec
tlon 1. page 11.
Canadian officers report rousing welcome
throughout Oregon. Bection j, page .
e.ther report, data and I ire cast. frac
tion 2. page 1J.
WAR AND PEACE
Upper House of Prussia
Removes All Doubt.
QUERY OF WILSON ANSWERED
PRAYER OF COUNCIL
IS TERMED INSULT
REQUEST TO RECONSIDER CAR
FARE PLACED ON FILE.
Brest-Litovsk Negotiations in
GERMAN - TRICK EVIDEN
Attempt Blade to Force Slavs to
Break Farley on Minor Point
and Thereby Cast Blame for
Faifure on Them.
WASHINGTON. Jan. IS. The right
of the German Emperor to the excluslv
making of war or pace has been re
affirmed In the . Prussian Chamber of
Lords by the adoption of a resolution
presented by Berlin representatives,
said a dispatch from Berne. As quoted
In the dispatch the resolution said:
The Chamber of Lords firmly hopes
that when peace Is concluded the gov
ernment will see that the rights of the
Emperor of Germany are safeguarded.
Full Rights Conceded.
"These rights are conceded to him by
the constitution and peace should be
commensurate with the sacrifices which
have been made for the political and
economic interests of the country.'
AccomDanyinir the resolution was
The President of the United States
has asked if the German negotiations
at Brest-Litovsk are in the name of the
majority of the Reichstag or in the
name of the military party. For our
part we affirm that It Ms the German
Emperor who in the terms of the con
stitution has the exclusive right to
make war and peace.".
LONDON, Jan. 19. The negotiations
at Brest-Litovsk have been interrupted
temporarily, according to a Petrograd
dispatch to the Dally Mall dated Thurs
day and the Russian delegation Sa re
turning to Petrograd.
liermaa Manemvrrs - Detected.
The Germans, It Is added, appeared
to be maneuvering to force the Rus
sians to break the parley over a minor
point, so as to throw the blame on the
Further dispatches from both the
German ' and Russian sides regarding
the negotiations at Brest-Litovsk in
dicate the discussion Wednesday turned
largely on the question of the condl
tlons to be recognized in disposing of
Poland. Lithuania and Courland.
Foreign Minister Trotzky, for the
Russians, insisted upon absolute clarity
on the question of evacuation. The
presence of organized troops In the
regions in question, he declared, would
very grievously prejudice the .taking of
a significant vote.
Delay laj Vote Demanded.
He also Insisted that the vote could
not bo- taken until the return of fugi
tives from the regions and the popula
tion that had been removed.
Dr. von Kuehlmann replied that so
far as the evacuation was concerned
the maximum programme of the central
powers had been presented.
The return of the fugitives and of
the removed from the population, he
declared, was a task for the admin
istrative authorities and they must
decide what exceptions, if any, should
be made to the rules laid down.
In order to facilitate a survey of the
subject, the dispatch states. Dr. von
Kuehlmann asked 'M. Trotzky to let
the central powers have the matter in
poasession - of the Russians bearing
upon this matter.
The Russian spokesman agreed to
(Concluded on Pase 4. Column 1.1
Flood of Resolutions Directed to
Public Service Commission Re
sented by Chairman Miller.
SjSLEM, Or., Jan. 19. (Special.)
Resolutions of. the Portland City Com
missloners to the Public Service Com
mission, on the question of the (-cent
fare for the Portland Railway, Light &
Power Company bid fair to become no
more than "scraps of paper."
The latest resolution from the City
Commissioners was received by the
Commission today asking for a recon
sideration of Its action In refusing to
postpone the operation of the order.
Upon Its receipt. Chairman Miller in
structed Secretary Wright to Inform
the Council that the resolution had
been placed on file.
Chairman Miller expressed the opinion
that the flood of resolutions from the
Portland City Council is "an insult to
the Commission." . He said that as far
as he was concerned future resolutions
of, a similar tenor will receive an
answer similar to that sent to Portland
today. The other two Commissioners
have not passed on the matter.
1000 GUNS SEIZED BY U. S.
War Supplies Bought In This Coun
try by Holland Commandeered.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19. The United
States has commandeered 1000 machine
guns and 100,000.000 cartridges ordered
in this country by the Dutch govern
ment. This country, it was, explained
today, had no Intention of casting any
reflection upon the good faith of Holland.
Intimations in cable dispatches from
Holland that this Government feared
to let the cuns and ammunition be
shipped lest they find their way into
Germany are regarded here as trace
able to German propaganda.
To meet a military emergency In
Europe, the guns and cartridges were
commandeered by the United States
Government and dispatched to one of
the allied armies. This action, It was
pointed out, was In conformity with in
Coal Supplies Roll In
for Waiting Ships.
RAILWAY CONGESTION CLEARS
Compliance and Co-operation
MORE PLANTS EXEMPTED
Fuel Administrator Expresses Him
self as Determined to Go to Limit
of His Authority In Supply
ing Government Vessels.
GRANTS. PASS MEN KNIT
Farmer, Merchant and Rural Mail
Carrier Show Talents.
GRANTS PASS, Or.. Jan. 19. (Spe
cial.) Grants Pass men are not allow
ing the women to do all the Red Cross
knltting., several men already having
turned, in very creditable work.
Alan Wise, a farmer, has completed
two sweaters, the last one being
started and finished entirely without
help; Philip Helmer,' merchant, has
turned In one sweater; T. M. Renshaw
has completed two pairs of socks:
H. C. Lawton, rural mailcarrler. Is now
working on socks.
STRAWBERRIES NOW RIPEN
East Side Resident Presents Latest
Evidence Spring Is Here. . 0
While the people in tho Eastern
states are suffering from an intensely
cold spell, strawberries ar.e ripening
n the yard of the home of W. C. Camp
bell, 1005 East Morrison street
This is the latest ind.icatlon that
Spring is here" in the vicinity of
Portland. , '
GERMAN MARK DECLINES
Sharp Break-in Value Reflects Senti
ment In Neutral Countries.
LONDON. Jan. 19. The value of the
German mark has fallen sharply on
neutral exchanges in the last few
days, reflecting .loss of confidence in
eutral countries regarding the out
come or tne peace negotiations at
Brest-Litovsk and the present condi
tion of Internal affairs In Germany.
NEW TORK, "Jan. 19. New Tork
City emerged today from the haze of
doubt and misgiving into which it had
been plunged by the Federal Fuel Ad
ministration's ' five-day industrial clos
Ships laden with munitions, clothing
and food for he American soldiers in
France, as well as supplies for Amer
ica's allies, held In the harbor by empty
coal bunkers, made preparations to go
to sea when large supplies of fuel di
verted from suspended industries be
came available to them.
Comfort of the city's homes and
workers In essential Industries was as
sured with the arrival in the city of
35,000 tons of fuel, backo, by an in
creasing amount at tidewater termi
nals and on the way Irom mines. With
about 40,000 industrial establishments
closed, the supply was considered
15 Complaints Turned.
Complaints against 15 non-essential
industries which are alleged to have
disregarded the order were turned over
to Federal authorities tot'uy.
In- connection with the order issued
at Washington permitting theaters to
remain open Mondays, but to close
Tuesday, A. H. WIggin, State Fuel Ad
ministrator, received a telegram from
the Federal Administration stating that
places of amusement specified in the
order are forbidden to use fuel on suoh
Tuesdays for light as' well us heat.
As the original order did not men
tion light, tho ruling is regarded as
disposing of the question as to whether
theaters couid remain open if they did
not use fuel for heat
Ban Off More F-aetorles.
A large number of industrial plants
were added to the War and Navy De
partment exemption list, but the names
of none were made public.
A' special effort was made today to
provide ships with bunker coal, and
Fuel Mministrator Garfield arranged
with Chairman Hurley, of the Shipping
Board, to pool tugs and barges in each
Atlantic port where vessels ase held
to expedite the work.
Pooling was suggested when it was
found that some piers supplied with
coal had no barges to transport it and
that others with no coal on hand were
well supplied with barges.
Coal Movement Freer.
Reports from New York said that
13 ships were bunkered there today.
Railroad officials reported that coal
was moving much moro freely to the
piers and that it was now a question
only of getting It aboard ships. To
that end men will be kept hard at
work all day tomorrow,
"I am determined to take any steps."
said Fuel Administrator Garfield to
night, "that may be necessary in my
authority to facilitate the supplying of
ships with fuel."
A new danger threatened the coal
output today. Empty cars began to
reach the chief bituminous mining re
gions in diminishing numbers. This
was due. It was said, in part to delay
attending the diversion of coal from
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PICTORIAL SIDELIGHTS BY CARTOONIST REYNOLDS ON SOME EVENTS IN THE PAST WEEK'S NEWS.
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