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VOL. XXXVIII xo. 10.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 9, 1919.
TRICK FIVE CENTS.
ALLIES MUST ROUT
REDS. SAYS FRANCIS
ALL MUST SHARE IN
CHINA OBJECTS TO
GENERAL WOOD WARNS
COUNTRY T slE READY
HALF MILLION MEN
TO BE HELD IN ARMY
PEACE LEAGUE SAID TO
BE SIGNAL FOR WAR
CHANGKS IN WAGES AND PRICES
' ARE PREDICTED.
PREPAREDNESS D VISED DE
SPITE VVJ C HtACVE.
S I ; LI'- D EI'EN Si: ORGANIZATION
FAVORED BY IR. SHERMAN.
Russia in Danger of Falling
h to Germans.
h TEUTONS' GRIP IS TIGHTENING!
uns May Yet Be Victors, Says
U. S. Ambassador.
'BOLSHEVISM WORLD PERIL
iVVitlidraual of Allied Troops, Says
Envoy, Would Mean Orgy Such
as World Never ban.
f WASHINGTON, March 8. David K.
jTrancIs, who went to Russia as Ameri
can ambassador in 1916, before the
overthrow of the monarchy, and who
remained there until after the bolshev
ists had seized the government. In testi
fying today before the senate committee
4n vestigaUng lawless propaganda,
arned that should the bolshevisls be
permitted to remain in power, all Rus
sia would be exploited by the Germans.
"Within 10 years under such conditions.
Hie' said, Germany would be the victor of
(Ihc war and the nation would be
Stronger in every way than It was in
Ambassador Francis told the commit
ter that a complete and thorough un
derstanding of the Russian menace con
vinced him that with the bolshevists
fn power in Russia, peace not only in
turope but throughout the entire world
cas an utter Impossibility. He said
that even now there was good reason
tfor believing that German and Austrian
(officers were with the red forces op
erating in northern Russia, and he added
jtliat the Germans steadily were getting
u grip upon the states of Russia and
ni,vmond Robins Involved.
Mr. Francis further testified that ih-
"Sworma Lion naa reacneu mm tuai iidj-F-nund
-Robins, former American Red
KTross commissioner to Russia, had, upon
yiis rcijrn to the United States, carried
la. proposal from the bolshevik govem
jjnent to President Wilson. This pro-
, i ., . . ! . I V, t-. i,ti I ..nil vsik an
effer of certain concessions to the
American government similar to those
granted Germany in the treaty of
Hie ambassador said that so far as he
Jiiiew Mr. Robins was never given an
opportunity to present the proposal to
In reply to questions from members
ef the committee. Mr. Francis said it
vas his understanding that the soviet
h povernmcnt did not desire to make a
Similar proposal to Great Britain,
J'rance and the allies. On the contrary.
Jus information, he said, was to the
effect that the bolshevists wished to
(Conceal the proposal from the govern
w tiicnts associated with the United
. J Troops herded) In Rnaaia.
The ambassador said that if Amcri
. rail ana auieu LruuiJS weie wuiiuiawii
from northern Russia he was positive
i the bolshevists would sweep in and en
p;ge in an orgy of murder and de-
ft ruction on a scale such as the world
fcas never seen.
; Reports that the bolshevists were
pending their agents into Germany,
J'rance and Kngland were upheld by
the ambassador, who said he believed
the efforts in this country thus far
Jiad taken the form of money for use
Jii-spreading their propaganda. He told
i of the delivery of bolshevist propa
ganda to the armies of the allies and
J the United States in France.
The ambassador said the soviet gov-
rrnment had recently been petitioned
iot to carry out the denationalization
of certain banks, the objects of the pe
titioners being, he said, to allow Ger
man agents to obtain control of the
ft stock of these institutions.
- Bolshevists Small Minority.
Mr. Francis said it was not true that
p rule of the bolshevists. As a matter
I of fact, according to Ambassador
'si ., , : . . 1 ..... . .!..... n , ., i .. . I :
rancia, icoo Limn tx .....I itii 1 1 1 j u w in-
tiling 10 per cent of all the people in
V Russia belonged to the bolshevists. He
painted a- vivid picture of the terror
j that reigns in the old country of the
czar, and told of one instance where
A the gutters from a courtyard in Petro-
prad actually ran with blood from the
victims of the bolshevists. He said
more than 500 innocent hostages were
lcilled at one time, and that his obser
vation of conditions and affairs In'Rus
tia led him to believe that the bol
shevists in their everyday, practices
committed excesses far beyond even the
w ildest dreams of anarchists.
"Anarchists, as I understand them,"
Jie declared, "believe only In the de
struction of property. The bolshevists
oelieve in the destruction of property
mid life as well, for they realize that
their only means of continuing in power
Js by killing all those who dare to
Speaking of the Czecho-Slovak forces
In Russia, Air. Francis said there was
not the slightest doubt that they were
betrayed by Trotzky at the instigation
of the Germans. Trotzky, said the am
bassador, agreed to assist the Czecho
slovaks to leave Russia jf they would
jay down thir arms, and at the same
time issued a secret order promising to
punish any Russian trainman who in
iny way assisted them to get out of
tConciuded on i'uge 4, Column l.
Early Decrease in Foreign Trade of
"United Slates Expected as
Loans to Allies Cease.
"WASHINGTON, March 8. The fed
eral reserve board In its forthcoming:
monthly bulletin says that all classes
must share in the results of readjust
ment, wages and prices matters to be
expected. Without mentioning spe
cifically the attitude or cither labor or
employers, the bulletin, according to a
review issued today, says:
"It would be unreasonable for any
factor in production to assert that it
would not bear its share in the general
process of readjustment. Such read
justment is designed for the common
benefit of all participants in industry
and the public at large. If it be
equitably carried out, its effects will
not tend to favor any particular class
or group tn the community, but will
operate to increase the general volume
of business and the regularity and
smoothness with which the industrial
mechanism moves and functions."
Discussing foreign trade, the bulle
"It is now becoming more and more
evident that an important phase of re
adjustment must be sought in connec
tion with our foreign trade. Up to the
opening of February it had still been
hoped by many ghat there would be a
swift revival oflactivity and that our
manufactured products woild be ex
ported in something approaching the
volume developed during the war. Sev
eral influences have intervened to pre
vent such a development. Important
amongthese is the unsatisfactory posi
tion of the exchanges.
The bulletin cflfls attention to the
probable early falling off of foreign
trade, due to the decrease in advances
by the treasury to allied governments.
As these advances decrease, the bulle
tin asserts, some changes in the ac
tivity of those branches of the export
trade which were dependent upon as
sistance of this kind are unavoidable.
ALIEN GOODS ARE BARRED
Australia Admits No Imports Save of
MELBOURNE, March 8. The minis
ter of customs of the commonwealth of
Australia has issued a proclamation
prohibiting the importation into the
commonwealth of all goods other than
those of British origin.
LONDON, March 8, via Montreal.
The Eritish government has decided
th& no import restrictions shall be
imposed on goods coming to the. united
kingdom from any part of the empire,
W. C. Bridgeman. under-secretary to
the board of trade, announced Friday
in the house of commons. If restric
tions were imposed on such goods, he
added, it would have to be with the
consent of the cabinet, which could not
be given unless unforeseen. necesity
BREST CAMP IMPROVES
Rain Continues, but Drainage Sys
tctn Removes Discomfort.
WASHINGTON. March 9. Brigadier
General Frank T. Hines, chief of em
barkation, who arrived in Washington
today and reported to Secretary Baker
after a trip abroad, said conditions at
the embarkation camp at Brest had so
improved that there was no longer any
cause for anxiety.
The continual rai.is which have
proved the greatest source of trouble
were still in evidence, he said, but the
improved drainage system had removed
much of the discomfort previously ex
perienced. 339 END LIVES IN ARMY
Of Total 193 Killed Selves in U. S.
and 146 Cvcrscas.
- WASHINGTON, March 8. Statistics
compiled by the war department show
that from the date of the entry or the
United States into the war to February
21, 1919, there -were 339 suicides in the
Of these 193 occurred in the United
States and 146 overseas. General
March today pointed out that the total
was far below the average per thou
sand in civil life during the years of
NORMAN COOK CONVICTED
Chicagoan Is Held Guilty of Man
slaughter; New Trial Sought. ,
CHICAGO, March 8. J. Norman Cook
was found guilty of manslaughter to
day in the killing of William E. Brad
way last summer. Cook had resented
attentions which Bradway had paid to
Norma Cook, his 17-year-old daughter.
Counsel . for Cook will seek a new
trial, one of the grounds being that
news of the verdict became public
hours before the document was opened
AGED WIFE SAVES SPOUSE
When House Burns Woman Drops
Crippled Husband Out Window.
SEATTLE, Wash.,- March 8. Fire
here today destroyed the home of John
Oliver, a cripple, aged 75, and bis wife,
Clara Oliver, aged 65. Mrs. Oliver
bundled her invalid husband in a blan
ket, smashed a window and dropped
him to the ground.
She then jumped out or the window
and dragged him away rrom the build
ing. Mrs. Oliver suffered painful burns.
Claims to Be Pressed at
EXCLUSIVE TRADE IS FEARED
Proposal to Release Husks and!
Eat Oyster Roils.
AMERICAN POSITION IDEAL
If Conference Accepts China's De
mands Japan Will Have Equal
Opportunity in Commcrcr.
BT JAMES M. TUOHT.
(Copyright by the Neil- York World. Pub
lished by .Arrangement.
PARIS, March S. (By 'Wireless.)
China's claims are to be considered by
the big five next week. The singular
ity of her position before the confer
ence Is that, while directly seeking the
cancellation of her treaties with Ger
many, the power really touched by
China's demands is Japan.
January IS, 1915. Japan presented
China with her famous demands under
the pledge of absolute co-operation
from the entente powers, including her
own ally. Great Britain.
When the terms of the secret paper
finally leaked out it was' found that
under the pressure of the ultimatum
China had agreed to demands which
not only gave Japan complete domlna
tion of the Shantung peninsula, but,
through I's system of railways, enabled
Japan to tap and extend command to
China's vast potential future commer
China's Position Outlined.
Dr. Wang, the second member of the
Chinese delegation and a. member " of
China's first senate, one of a band
of brilliant and distinguished Chinese
educated in America, today gave me
for the World an extremely interesting
statement of China's position before the
"We have come here to sett'" our
differences with Germany along the
same lines as all other powers." he
said. "Wa want the cancellation of the
treaties under which Germany un
justly enjoyed certain rights in China,
reparation for damage done our prop
erty and in addition we seek" . ratifica
tion by Germany of The Hague con
vention of 1912 for the suppression of
the opium tj-affic. which, owing to Ger
many's opposition, has never, gone into
operation. . .
ItetvT-n of Loot Sought. -
"We further demand the return of
instruments looted by Germany in 1900
from the imperial observatory in
Pckin. These are of incalculable his
toric value. For us to deal with Japan
over Kiaochow would he equivalent to
France treating through America for
the restoration of Alsace-Ixrraine by
Germany. To that we will never
"Japan took Kiaochow in the inter
ests of all the allies with the hlp of
.Concluded on Page .1. Column 1.)
j I . "Oil, WOODROWr ' I
i vx t -Ys i7d.niA consent of uc f jl t
l -Copyright by the Chicago Tribune. Published by Arrangement. t
todlst . Centenary
. York" Advocates
NEW TORK. ofarch S. Major-Gen
eral Leonard Wood, commander of the
central department, in the first public
address he lias made In many months,
today warned the American public not
to let anything, whether a league of
nations, a Hague tribunal or an Inter
national arbitration system, replace a
policy of sound rational preparedness,
"if the country is to remain in a state
The general, who spoke at the open
ing of the Methodist centenary move
ment, declared . that "verbal message,
hpwever, skilfully applied, will hot
maintain a permanent peace."
Ho reiterated his well known stand
for universal military training.
With "radicalism and wretched, mis
erable bolshevlsm estalklng through the
country," said the army officer, "some
soldiers will offer a fertile field for Its
seeds of discontent if they are allowed
to ' go home feeling that the country
had not been as thoughtful or them as
was their due.
"Some of these men, wearing the uni
form of our country, lack work, funds,
a place to sleep, even food. Some of
them have waeted their money; thou
sands have leen drugged and robbed.
Many of them arc unreasonable. Irrita
ble, as a result of shell shock or the
constant mental photograph before
them of slaughtered human beings; but
they are our soldiers, and we must re
turn them honorably to private life."
The general declared that men dis
charged from the training camps were
entitled to a. much consideration as
those returning from F.urope. He called
upon hrs audience, composed of wealthy
business mrn of the Methodist faith,
in lend th- ir aid. here and throughout
the country, to the task of providing
work far every soldier in need of it.
WILSON ACTION RESENTED
President "Hasty, Impulsive and
Unjust," Say Hibernians.
NEW YORK, March 8 Resolutions
characterizing as "hasty. Impulsive and
unju.it" President Wilson's refusal to
receive t'aniel F. Cohalan, state su
preme court justice, have been adopted
by the united county hoard of the
Ancient Order of Hiberrwisns in New
The incident occurred tha night of
President Wilson'-, Metropolitan Opera
hnuse epeech here, when a. commutes
representing the Irish race convention
of which Justice Cohalan was a mem
ber, was not permitted by the president
to interview him until Justice Cohalan
had been excluded. '
BAKER COMES WEST TODAY
War Secretary and General March lo
Inspect Army Camps.
WASHINGTON.- March 8. Secretary
Baker- and General March, chief of
staff, will leave Washington tomorrow
on a three week's tonr of Inspection of
the army camps In the west, on the
Pacific coast and along the Mexican
The first stop will be at Detroit,
where Camp Custer will be inspected
and the official party plans to take the
camps in succession from there to
Camp Lewis, Wash. The route then
I leads to San Francisco, o Camp Kearny
and then along the Mexican border.
Copyright by the Chicago
peaker at ?
Opening in ?
Made by General March.
BIG FORCE DECLARED NEEDED
Voluntary Enlistment Is Not
Enough to Replace Drafted.
BAKER BLAMES CONGRESS
Selective Service Art Authorizes
Retention of Men in Army Four
Months After Peace Signed.
WASHINGTON. March 8. Retention
within the army of about '00.000 men,
obtained originally through the drafts
and by transfer from the national
guard, is planned by the war depart
ment building up a temporary military
establishment of the nation. This was
definitely made known today by Gen
eral March, chirr or staff, who an
nounced the decision of the war de
partment that the army would "not be
reduced under any circumstances below
509.909 until some law was passed fix
ing the permanent force."
"All the m'litary problems that con
front us have been carefully consid
ered, determining the number of men
necessary." General March said, "and
we cannot get along uithnut that num
ber 509.909 and they will be held."
znn.non win nr Held).
Under 'exist ing .legislation, the maxi
mum war strength of the permanent
army is around 29S.Kn. i he cxaci
figure, officers explained, cannot be
stated since some of the staff corps.
as the quartermaster crops, for in
stance, are permitted wide latitude In
their expansion. Voluntary enlistments
to fill the regular army have been re
inaugtiriitcd. both in this country and
General Pershing has been authorized
to transfer recruits obtained from the
expeditionary f-reei t the regular or
gnisatlons to re!ee an eiulva lent
number 'of drafted men. There will
remain, however, a deficiency of I00.0O0
from the total declared by the military
authorities be. the minimum consistent
with the- responsibilities of the United
States. These men. therefore, will have
to come from the forces which the
war department had planned to de
mobilize. Cen-reiv la Hlamrd.
Secretary Baker several days ago. in
explaining the position of the war de
partment as a result. of the failure of
the 65Lh congress to pass the army re
organization and appropriation bill.
said that his greatest recrrt was that
a "large number of the men will now
have lo be retained in the service."
The selective service act. under which
many of the men to be retained were
Inducted, fixes four months after the
presidential proclamation of peace as
the maximum for the retention of the
members of the temporary forces.
Military authorities foresee no- com
plications as a result o' this limitation.
1 .'onclud"l on face -. 'ol,imn
Tribune. Published by Arrangement. t
Senator Declares That If Question
Were Voted on 5 2 senators
Would Oppo-c League.
.-xi-.w iork. March S. Speaking on
the league of nations at the Republican
club here today. Senator Lawrence Y.
Sermsn or Illinois, one or the 37 scna-
tors who signed the resolution not to')
vote ror the league constitution as at
present draHed. said the league In Its j
present form would be a rignul firc.for
warfare In Europe. j
Senator Sherman aiso s-sid that, in
addition to tnc 3i senators who signed
the resolution, others were willing to
sign, and that if the question were
brought' to a vote. 52 senators would
vote against It.
Senator Sherman advocated a league
"based on the laws of self-defense, with
a declaration that war. except In xclf
deieose. in an international crime." He
urged "a great co-operative associa
tion" as contracted to a treaty under
which "nine men assembled in some
star chamber in F.urope can send titf
"The minute you- form a coalition of
powers who will be nsrnatorv mem
bers or the league, you drive Russia.
Austria-Hungary and the Asiatic coun
tries Into a hostile coa'iiion. and then
we would not have to prepare ror war
between nations, but between two great
coalitions." he continued.
"Nobody knows . whether Germany
will be admitted to the league, but Ger
many can be Just as treacherous in a
peace league as she could in a war
coalition. There are Just as many
Bcrn.Morffs in Germany now as before
the war, becairse none of them has been
He said he ci i.l not distinguish be
tween the German government and the
. irV1iir, urcausc incy were
GIRL UNCONSCIOUS 57 DAYS
Liquid I-'cmmI Sm a lowed lnl jnt-lii el
Without V.-c or Tuhe.
KANSAS ITV. March 8 Uncon
scious for 7 days from the efrects of
typhoid fever. Adelaide ODowd. a 16-year-old
school girl, is now being given
liquid rood without the use of a tuhe.
email quantities of food placed rr
back in the mouth are swallowed in
stinctively. Antl-typl,oid vaccines have proved
RELIEF SENT TO POLAND
American Red (,roi Sends Third
Train From Switzerland.
BERNK. Switxerland. March . The
American Red Cross yesterday dis
patched from Switscrland the third spe
cial train It has sent carrying provi
sions for the I'olisli people.
The train comprised 21 cars. A Swiss
military escort accompanied it.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
i kin I ' -' v rv T P-MtM,m - trmr-rdiiurr,
ler ; minimum. ,i sree.
'"i -u c riiir, mo.i.'i t
ArmiBlir, srHMon t be reMimed.
China obl.ru to Japan's demand
I. Pte I.
Allies: mut rave Rusrla. uy:
rranei. s-rtlon I. pace I.
Half million mrn to ! ta-ld in armv tirr.
Hen 1. mic 1.
All mu.t fhare In r,i4)uMm.nt. frdrral I
u. non i. pale I.
Hou5e naval ro.mmiti-e Iea
twifl. tSetilon I. pace s.
PVace league sad 1
Section 1. pare 1
be MCnal for Tar.
ir lur.seH of . M. c A
poneo. ruction 1. pace L.
Government op. ration of roads
lory, aaya Howard Kllfolt.
Mi s meetlne of workers railed In Jan Fran
cisco. .Section 1. pace S.
Governor Olcott seeks legal opinion as to
effect of resigning as secretary of stale
Section t. page I.
0ympla senate approves state road
distribution. Section I. paae n
Hood River apple ales exceed tl'.OoO.Ooo
Section 1. page Iti.
Idaho legislature pas.ra law ehang:ng
state sovernment. Section 1. pace 11.
Commercial and Marine.
Rulk of Oregon wheat crop receive! hy
grata corporation. Section 2. page vj.
Chlcaro com lower on bearish reserves re
port. Section U. pag4 -X
Bull campaign Is continued In Wall street
market. Section 2. pare -.!.
Upper river steamer servico to beg-l
1. Section page "4.
Captain Dla.ln to leave Kmergency Fleet
corporation April 1. Pee tion 2. page 24.
Oreon nine start practice tomorrow. Sec
tion 2. page 8.
Bearers prepare to train. Section 2,
Ttiree-cushinn billiard tourney drawing to
close. Section o. page lo.
Oregon state championship aw imming meet
lo be held Saturday. Section U, page 10.
May 3 suggested as date for Corvallls lii-
tersrhoiastfc meet. Section a. page 11.
Ioterscholastic basketball series will close
tills week. Section o. page 11.
Portland aod Vlrinil.
tr. John H. Koy-i has offer of McCormick
Theological seminary under advisement.
Section 1. page 2.
Portland out to get shrine convention in
1121. Section 1. page 12.
More than 2"i miles of paving planned la
Oregon this year. Section 1. page 14.
American troops take best Germany has to
offer. Section 1, page 1.",.
Oregon's welcome committee busy. Section
1. pago It).
Major A. B. Rirheson praises 91st division
work. Seel Ion 1. pago !.
Free soldier-barracks question impends.
Section 1. page 1.
City to flglit proposed Increase in telephone
rales. Section 1. page lu.
Lark of solicitors delays relief drive. Sec
tion 1, page 20.
Veterans score Brest conditions. Section 1.
Heroes of 162 d dje in Portland Monday.
Section 1. page 22.
Civic leaguers hear debate on peace league.
Section 1, page 22.
Effect of Resignation Is
Sought in Opinion.
A U 1 1 H N (-Y.R r N r-P n I Tfl P ! C
" 1 ""int 1U MULL
Early Adjudication of Question
Doubted by Lawyers.
HUGE PROBLEMS AT STAKE
IT Roigtialion a- Secretary lw, .Nt
OMigaie Governor' Orfice K r -1 - -nation
May He Expected.
S.M.EM. Or.. March S , s,,fcM J. ,
Governor Olcott let It be known tod-v
that in event an adjudication may b
obtained or the question of whether or
not he would Mill remain governor In
event ,c resigns as secretary f t.,t.
and it Is determined by smh adjudica
tion that he will remain governor and
not automatically forfeit the office bv
so resigning. ,. w , slJrrrncr ,h
office of secretary of state and name a
succ.-s.sor for that office.
He let it be known further that he
will use none of the salary of the office
of secretary of ta,e. and will use ,h
he saUry of ;.oo0 , year attached to
the office of governor.
Salary Rrvrn, fn Mtr.
The S1.-.00 yr.Ar ,vo,lld ,r h,v
rntiitiiiii t .
i rurnis a 5
secret a ry of
Mai5 w ill br allMv
I to remain In the
Snri fund f
the M.-ne with lhr
reservation thai in event some impor
tant emergent arise., w-l ere it mi-hi
become obligatory that a portion of the
.salar-y be user! for either of the offices
or their work, that It might poxMhl
be used in such emergency, rather than
to go to the expense nr calling together
the emergency board.
In no event, however, will anv or th
ealary of .secretary of ttat- be use p.
mi- n-w governor personally. I!
in is point very
pljin a it
t.eaal ntaaii la .".oMaat.
Ho will direct a letter to Attorns
General Frown early in the coming
week asking him If it is possible for
the question cf his resignation as sec
retary of state and tf.i bearing on the
ofrii-e of governor to be adjudicated at
once. Lending lawyers interviewed
here to.lay ald that the earliet-t pos
sible time when such adjudication could
he recured would be when the secre
tary or state Is called upon to certify
to the primary nominating ballots.
At that time the secretary of state
rould either leave front the ballot, or
place on the ballot, the office cr gov
ernor, and he rould either be man
damused or enjoined, as the rase might
be. to determine the question.
F.arly Adlndlrafloa louhlre.
They rxprrssnl the opinion, however,
that no earlier adjudication could be
obtained. a& up lo that time the points
Involved could only be carried Into the
court.-, on a purely hypothetical basic
and the courts would not give them
consideration on that basis.
Nevertheless. ir it can be done. Gov.
ernor Olcolt is carer ror a speedy de
termination or the question.
"1 realize rull well that I am eon-
I fronted with some of th. ... . ....
I .,rTldoua i31JU(.s an1 problems that ever
,- v.. Vi me Plate.
ana it would require the best , f forts of
M.nv man lo met? and ,-r u (11 i.
- ""'I would be my vls;,
mat iiin- men vouia an on tnc board
of control and handle thepe. problems
Of course, if there Is no legal method
whereby m-li a satisfactory conclusion
may be reached. I will face the situa
tion as it confronts me and do my beat
to grapple with these problems as they
arise, and there will be no abuse of the
authority vested in inc.
Wllllngnean tn Heals A, en-erf.
"If a conclusion can be reached by
an early decision of the courts thai
I could legally resign as secretary of
state and remain in the office of gov
ernor, without the appointee succeed
ing to that office. 1 would have no
hesitation in resigning, but would do
so expeditiously, so as to add an extra
head to the board of control, and to
the handling of the. manifold duties
of the office of secretary of state.
"Insorar as the two salaries are con
cerned, I have no intention, and have
had none, or accepting the two sal
aries. I shall take that which the law
provides for the executive ofrices, and
the balance is lo remain in the general
fund. However, I expect to reserve
the right. In event tome em -gency
should arise which would warrant it
in the Interest of the public service.
to apply a portion or all of it to the
affairs of the office. sucn a contin
gency, however, win be taken advan
tage of only in event there id an emer
gency that would warrant It. In no
event, however, will a single cent of
the salary of the office of secretary
of state be used by me for any personal
purpose. I believe the salary of gov
ernor is sufficient and will remain
within its bounds.
Opinion te Br Asked.
"I expect to ask Attorney-General
Brown next week for an opinion as to
whether any course lies open to secure
an early adjudication of the question
of whether I may resign as secretary of
state without forfeiting the office of
-Governor Olcott also for the first
time expressed himself on the ques
tion of his tenure of office.
"Prior to seeing i.ome newspaper ar
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