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VOL. XXXIX NO. 3
Entered at Portland (Oregon)
Foatofflc as igcnnd -CI a. Matter.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1920
PRICE FIVE CENTS
JUMBLE OF BILLS
Reckless Haste to Close
Session Causes Row.
ULTIMATUM SENT TO HOUSE
Senate Threatens to Retal
iate for Sifting Proposal.
SPECIAL ELECTION IS SET
Eight Measures, Including Death
Penalty and Xew Tax Levies, .
to Be on May 21 Ballot.
RECORD OF FIX A I DAY OF
SI'KCIAL SESSION LEG
Directed special election May
21 to refer eight measures to
people, including capital pun
ishment and several new tax
Passed bill regulating foreign
40 bills at evening
Defeated final attack on cav
Rejected memorial to ratify
treaty with Lodge-McNary com
promise. Appropriated approximately
$42,000 for Child-Caring league.
Adopted resolution that two
thirds of votes cast be necessary
to carry constitutional amend
ments on ballot.
Passed bill authorizing county
courts to regulate dancehalls.
Appropriated $250,000 for sol
diers' financial aid law.
Adopted capital punishment
KHled'Pierce's state income
Passed straight party ticket
Passed state income tax bill.
Passed $10,000,000 road bond
Adopted resolutior urging rat
ification of League of Nations.
Ratified and validated con
struction of Vista House.
Directed highway commission
to complete Mount Hood loop.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jam.
IS. (Special.) At 1 o'clock this
mornlne the legislature wai atlll In
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan.
IT. (Special.) The legislature be
fore adjourning directed that a spe-1
cial election be held May 21, for the
purpose of referring to the people
eight measures, ranging from restora
tion of capital punishment to several
new tax levies.
In the evening session the house
considered 40 bills, passing most of
them, including nine road measures.
Following the report of the steer
ing committee, the house took up
measure in rank of lmportane,
which satisfied the senate, the latter
body declaring that it would not pass
house bills until the house ceased
killing time and got down to business.
Senate Hu Pavement Fight.
One of the last acts of the senate
was to stage another patent pave
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ON NEW COMMISSION
SPECIAL MEASURE EXACTED
TO COVER APPOIXTMEXT.
Bill Calculated to Prevent Doubt on
Eligibility to Service on Board
for Fish and Game.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan.
17. (Special. John Gill of Portland
will remain a member of the newly
created state board of fish and game
commissioners. To prevent any doubt
as to his eligibility to serve, the sen
ate and house this afternoon enacted
special legislation exempting the
members of the fish and game com
mission from certain definitions of the
constitution. The point was raised
after Senator Gill's election to the
commission that there is a constitu
tional prohibition against a member
of the legislature filling an office
created by the session of which he is
To straighten out the situation, the
attorney-general drafted a bill calcu
lated to cure this with respect to
members of the fish and game com
mission, and Representative C. C.
Moore of Multnomah had it passed
unanimously in house and senate.
Mr. Gill had decided to resign when
the issue was raised and so Informed
a number of sportsmen; but the pas
sage of the curative act caused him
to agree to remain. It is reported that
H. IS. Van Duzer and Richard Price,
who have been fighting the old com
mission, sent urgent messages to Sen
ator Gill not to consent to remain on
the new commission in any circum
stances. There now remains but one member
of the commission to be selected, and
this is to be the chairman, the ninth
member. The new law provides that
he shall be a neutral and act as an
arbitrator between the fish commis
sioners and the game commissioners
In matters of dispute. E. V. Carter,
a banker of Ashland, is being dis
cussed as a probable selection for the
Under the measure adopted in the
house for a committee to investigate
the fish and same commission. Speak;
er Jones has appointed Representa
tives Bean, Hare and Cross.
STATE CAPIToL7 Salem, Or., Jan
17. (Special.) State Senator Lach-
mund of Marion county was selected
as a member of the special committee
to investigate the f ish and game com
mission when Senator Gill, who had
prevously been named on the commit
tee, submitted his resignation. Sen
ator Gill withdrew from the commit
tee by reason of his election to the
commission. Senator Norblad is the
other senate member of the' com
"PUSSYFOOT" IS ELATED
William E. Johnson in London
Comments on V. S. Prohibition
LONDON, Jan. 17. William E.
(Pussyfoot) Johnson, the American
Anti-Saloon league organizer, in
speech today referred to the going
into effect In the United States or tne
"This is a solemn moment for
me," Mr. Johnson declared, "Because
from this day the flag of my country
will no longer float over any brewery
or distillery. My flag is clear and
from beginning to end our statute
books will direct war against this
traffic in human misery and de
Mr. Johnson said he was looking
forward to the success of the prohibi
tion campaign in England.
FREQUENT RAINS COMING
Forecast for Week Predicts Snow-
East of Mountains.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. Wreathe
predictions for the week beginning
Monday are: Northern Rocky moun
tain and plateau regions:
Frequent local rains or snows in
dicated over north portion; generally
fair over south portion: nearly normal
Pacific states Frequent rains i
Washington and Oregon, probably
some snow east of the mountains
generally fair in California, except oc
casional rains extreme northwest por
tion; nearly normal temperatures.
TICKET IS PASSED
President of Senate Casts
BILL EVOKES LIVELY DEBATE
Finish for Oregon's Independ
ent Voters Asserted.
PIERCE SEES OBSTACLE
House Promptly Passes Measure
With Few Adverse Votes; Move
to Reconsider Ineffective.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Jan.
7. (Special.) It required the vote
of President Vinton to pass the
traight party ticket ballot in the
senate this afternoon, for without his
support the political measure would
have failed to secure the constitu
tional number of votes. The bill
passed after a brief but spirited de
bate, in which the democratic mem-
Ders ana three republican senators
fought to defeat it.
J-ater the house duplicated the
action by passing the measure
This," Bighed Senator Pierce, dem
ocrat, "is the finish for the inde
Rendents in Oregon."
iinown as S. B. 53, the straight
party ticket ballot was introduced by
tne senate Judiciary committee, which
cuusisis or eight members, half of
whom -voted on third reading to kill
the measure. The bill was drafted bv
Representative Gallagher and given
to the senate Judiiary committee to
sponsor, the theory being that If the
measure could get through the sen
ate Its passage in the house would be
a simple affair. The bill is practically
a copy of the measure passed by the
nouse in 1919, but which was
smothered in the senate judiciary
committee on a plea of Senator Pierce.
Bill la Attacked.
Since Xhe)reaiiiafl-announced the
existence of the party bill, members
have been showered with telegrams
rrom Portland asking that It be de
feated. The civic club sent many such
Senator Moser explained the work
ing of the bill, stating that It will
make voting a more simple matter.
but that it will not prevent the In
telligent voter from making his per
sonal selections. The bill is a party
matter, admitted Senator Moser, and
as Oregon is a republican state and
the legislature is largely republican.
the bill should pass. Senator Gill re
cited that he was one- of the commit
tee which years ago evolved the Aus
tralian secret ballot system for Ore
gon, which requires selection and in
telligence in voting, and he stigma
tized the pending bill as a reflection
on the intelligence of the Oregon
"Bad Politics," Saya Handley.
Opposition to the bill was voiced
by Senators Thomas and Handley, re
publicans. The reason democrats
have been getting elected in Oregon,
contended the senator from Jackson,
is because the republicans have not
been nominating their best men, and
he declared that when democrats are
elected in a state overwhelmingly re
publican something must be wrong
with the republican nominees. In his
speech. Senator Thomas predicted that
Senator Pierce will be the democratic
candidate for governor the next time
an election is held for that office, a
statement which Mr. Pierce did not
Senator Handley of Tillamook
argued that no democrat has ever
been elected in his county, but his
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
56 degrees: minimum, 50 degrees.
TODAY'S Probably rain; southerly wind.
Editorial. Section S, page 8. .
Dramatic. Section 4, page 2.
Moving picture news. Section 4. page i.
Real estate and building news. Section 4.
page 8. K
Music Section 3, page 10.
Churches. Section 5, page 2.
Schools. Section 5, page 7.
Books. Section 8, page S.
Automobile news. Section 6.
Society. Section 3, page 2.
Women's activities. Section 8, page 6.
Fashions. Section 5, page 5.
Miss Tingle's column. Section 5, page 8.
Auction bridge. Section 6, page 6.
Cardinal Mercler's series. Section 5,
Those who work while Portland slumbers.
Magazine section, page 1.
Miss Jane Carroll, woman captain of In
dustry. . Magazine section, page 2.
Zlegfeld chorus girls find orld vast dry
place. Magazine section, page a.
World news by camera. Magazine section.
Admiral Sims' own story. Magazine sec
tion, page 5.
Women find comfort in Chinese fashions.
Magazine section, page 6.
Fifty thousand a year Is turned down for
an ideal. Magazine section, page 7.
Hill's cartoons, "Among Cs Mortals." Mag
azine section, page 8.
Daughter of Portland hero will give roses
to Pershing, Section 3, page 7.
Giant products raised by horticultural wiz
ard, section 3. page 11.
Oregon sheep successfully raised in far
north. Section 3, page 12.
Timely topics discussed in letters to the
editor. Section 4, page 6.
living costs in Portland shown In essay
contest, section 4, page H,
Bones of prehistoric race found in Oregon.
section 4, page i. -
Oregon's waterways series by Addison
Bennett. Section 5, page 1.
Sermon by Rev. Harold N. Grlffis. Sec
tion 5, page 3.
Career of General John J. Pershing. Sec
tion 5, page 4.
Briggs and Darling cartoons. Section 8,
British labor leader opposes war talk.
Section 1, page 18.
Paul Deschanel Is elected president of
France. Section 1, page 3.
All on board "Ark OS Soviet" orderlv
Admiral 81ms declares fill! co-operation
in naval operations was lacking. Sec
tion 1, page 2.
Movies taken of constitution and Declara
tion of independence to remind people
of principles on which government is
founded. Section 1. page 1.
Hoover says bolHheviks' great prop Is gone.
Section 1, page 3.
"Watch British," Sims' only orders. Sec
tion 1, page 1.
Democrats anxious for Wilson statement
regarding third term. Section 1,
Western irrigation' claims considered:
Section 1, page 7.
Democratic chairman outlines campaign.
Section 1, page 2.
City of autos has one-way traffic Sec-
1, page .5.
Serious danger to Industry seen in exodus
of workers from united btates. bee
tion 1, page 8.
Mexican. witnes will be. protected by
secret hearings. Section 1, page 8.
Murder Jury hears of woman's threat.
Section 1, page 10.
I. W. W. convicted of syndicalism at Van
couver. Section 1, page 10.
Safeblowers force newsboy to witness at
tempt at robbery. Section 1, page 15.
Filing of candidacies at Seattle closes.
Section 1, page 18.
Idaho party heads watching leaguers. Sec
tion 1. page .
Danes regulation bill passes house. Sec
tion 1, psge 14.
Jumble of bills passed in reckless rush to
end special session. Section 1, page 1.
House, in rush of closing hours, kills in
come tax bill. Section 1. page 14
Bill for straight party ticket passed by
senate. Section 1. page 1.
Senate president proposed to head line of
succession to governorship In emergen
cies. Section 1. pae lo.
Capital punishment put up to people.
Suction 1, page 1.
Telegram accused of deliberate falaiflt-a-tion
by members of legislature. Sec
tion 1. page 15.
Baseball prospects at University of Ore
gon rosy, bectlon 2, page 1.
Gil Dobie praises western football. Sec
tion 2. page 1.
Ideas on national, links vary widely. Sec
tion 2, page 2.
Portland Gun club to start scries of shoots
January 25. Section 2. page 2.
McCormlck raps Carpentier's claim. Sec
tion 2, page 3.
. Portland and Vicinity.
Pershing to be city's guest at 12:30 today.
Section 1, page 1.
Evelyn Mack escapes from women's po
lice bureau. Section 1, page IS.
Final clean-up of census under way. Sec
tion 1. page 17.
Apartment house man bound and robbed.
Section 1, page 20.
Miss Eleanor M. Volhelm sues Gail Reln
gold for 32,0O0 heart balm. Section 1.
Public schools hold graduation exercises
Friday. Section 1, page 21.
Waterfront transportation up to city coun
cil and dock connisaion. Section 1,
page 21. s
Council Is divided on auditorium claim.
Section 1, page lfi. ..
EVENTS OF THE WEEK, ILLUSTRATED BY
MOVIES ARE TAKEN
OF PAPERS OF 76
OLD PARCHMENTS SHOWN. TO
FIGHT RED AGITATION'.
Lansing Opens Vaults Where Cher.
lshed Documents Have Been in
Hiding for 18 Years.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. Recent ac
tivities of radical propagandists led
Secretary Lansing this week to dis
play for the first time In 18 years
the original parchments of the Dec
laration of Independence and the Con
stitution of the United States.
Jn the presence of a group of offi
cials the parchments were removed
from the protecting walls of a steel
safe inclosing them and placed on
view in the state department for an
hour, while- motion picture cameras
recorded their appearance for the
benefit of the 110,000,000 persons liv
ing under the principles enunciated
Theaters from Maine to California
and from the Gulf of Mexico to Can
ada will exhibit the films in an ef
fort "to remove from the public mind
in every city, town and village any
possible effects of recent 'red' activi
ties." Owing to their age, exhibition of
the parchments is a Tare event. Ex
posure to light even though Ml-h
sheet is protected carefully from air
Dy nermetically sealed glass plates,
caused additional fading of- the ink
inscribing the immortal words which
brought the republic into being.
Reds Cause of Move.
It was only the hysterical clamor
of radical agitators, which caught the
ear of many local citizens and be
cause of the reaction that induced
"u'ng to enlist the co
operation of the press and motion
picture industry to remind the peo
ple of their debt to the land in which
they liye. Fearing a great crush to
see the precious sheets if the ninn
became known, with the possibility
of serious damage resulting, an
nouncement of what was done waa
not made public until today.
Both the declaration and constitu
tion "were found in excellent condi
tion. The former for many years has
been vry faded, due to the fact that
letterpress copy, from which re
productions have come, was made
about 70 years ago. and in the wet
ting necessary much of the. ink was
lost. The signatures are very Indis
tinct, except for the famous "John
Hancock" written extra large with
flourishes and right in the most
prominent place, so that his advocacy
of the document's principles should be
known to all the world.
In an address to the company wit
nessing the exhibition of the docu
ments. Secretary Lansing said he had
found the constitution safe so far as
the forces of nature were concerned,
and that the American people should
protect it equally well in their minds
Four rapera Make Htatory.
"Four great documents." Mr. Lan
sing said, "mark the progress of the
struggle of a thousand years to at
tain the civil liberty which has found
expression in American citizenship
Magna Charta in 1215. the English
bill of rights In 1689. the Declaration
of Independence in 1776 and the con
stitution of the United States of
America in 1788. Epoch-making as
is each of these documents. It is the
constitution which represents the
highest expression of the sovereignty
of a free people.
"This great instrument, whosetex-
cellence has been proved in war as
well as in peace, is the channel
through which our national life finds
true expression. It is the bulwark
of our individual rights and the
guardian of the destinies of the
republic. With reverence we stand
In the presence of the constitution of
the United States, beholding in it the
symbol of democracy; victorious after
centuries of conflict; a visible evi
dence that this nation is builded on
the eternal rock of human liberty.
"May we never surrender this great
birthright of American citizens. May
we give to it our undivided allegiance.
May we defend it, even with our
lives, from every enemy who seeks to
destroy it in principle or power. As
it shielded our forefathers and has
shielded us, let us always shield It
from profaning hands."
SIMS' ONLY ORDER
Admiral Startles Crowd at
, Senate Hearing.
SUPPRESSED LETTER IS READ
Navy's Course During War Is
PITTMAN'GETS BACK TALK
Audience Is Aghast When Officer
Relates Final Instructions
Before Going Abroad.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU,
Washington, Jan. 17. Women nodded
their heads in approval, and the audi
ence waa composed mostly of women,
and. women and men bit their lips and
laughed as Vice-Admiral William S.
Sims snapped out his answers to Sen
ator Pittman of Nevada today at the
hearing of the senate sub-committee
investigating the distributing of naval
decorations. The old sea .dog present
ed an entirely new type of witness
before congressional committees.
Incidentally, he caused a sensation
by getting into the record a sup
pressed letter to Secretary. Daniels
which probably will result in the in
vestigation of the entire course of the
navy department during the war.
He was so entirely different from
any other military or naval witness
appearing at an official investigation
that the effect was startling, and at
times almost shocking. He never
smiled and he never lost his head, and
to questions put to him in the form of
a defense of some act of the navy de
partment by Senator I'ittman, his an
swers came back so quickly that the
large audience packing the committee
room sometimes became more inter
ested in the man than in the subject
Sims Talks Bark.
.Su.cb... witnesses are ordinarily very
deferential toward United Slates
senators and there is a bowing and
patronizing manner about their hear
ing on the witness stand that reduces
the respect of the onlooker. Not so
with Admiral Sims. He talked back
j to Senator I'ittman Just as he might
to a fellow officer with whom he
disagreed, such retorts as this being
characteristic: "Oh, well, senator, that
Is Just a difference of opinion be
tween a civilian and an old gray
headed admiral of the navy."
Senator I'ittman said he could not
see why service on the shore draw
ings plans for the dispatch of vessels
constituted distinguished service while
the officers 'who executed those or
ders at sea were not recommended
for awards. The old officer said:
"If you cannot understand it after
all that I have said. I cannot explain
it to you.''
Baicley'a Report Head.
Senator Pittman read the report on
the sinking of Bagley's ship, the de
stroyer Jacob W. Jones, which showed
that Commander Bagley's first im
pulse when the submarine was sight
ed was to go and give himself up to
the German commander with the idea
of saving his crew.
"I see nothing about that to entitle
the officer to exceptional treatment,
and I decline to discuss that case any
further." ripped out the admiral, and
the Nevada senator turned then to
some other question, his face flushing
again as.it had been wont to do on
Admiral ' Sims' great victory, one
more signal, perhaps, than anything
that happened to the American naval
forces In the war. came when he suc
ceeded' in getting into the record the
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MASKED OUTLAW ROBS
THROUGH MAIL TRAIN
REGISTERED MAIL SEIZED BV
AFFABLE HOLD-FF MAX.
"Just Out of Trenches," Robber
Tells Mail Clerks Before Leav
,'ing Cars in California.
BERKELEY, Cal.. Jan. 17. A
masked man. apparently a former
soldier, tonight held up and robbed
Southern Pacific train No. 10, a fast
mail and express train castbound
from San Francisco to Chicago, carry
ing no passengers, rifled the mail car
of 30 pieces of registered mail and a
tin box containing valuables in tran
sit, and escaped between the small
towns of Stege and Pullman, Cal.
ieiio, boys; I'm just out of the
trenches and I'm going to get some
ml. oaras money mat Is coming
to me, was the roDber'-s greeting to
four mail clerks who had opened the
door of the mail car in answer to his
knock. Holding them at bay with a
revolver, he gathered up all the regis
lerea man within his reach, including
the tin box, gave the correct railroad
signal for a stop with the signal
cord that ran through the car, bucked
out tnrougn the door as the train's
momentum died, and jumped off.
I tie outlaw did not wear soldier's
clothing, the clerks said.
GASOLINE ACT DEFEATED
Senators "Play Safe" and Fresi
dent Casts Deciding Vote.
aiAvm CAPITOL. Salem, Jan. 17.
tSpecial.) President Vinton, of the
senate, tonight cast the deciding vole
in aeieating H. u. 43, by the roads
and highways committee, which
sought to repeal the act of the last
session requiring a specific gravity
test for all gasoline shipped into or
sold in this state.
the bill passed the house yester
day by a substantial majority and
seemed certain of passage in the sen
ate tonight. An extended debate tired
the senators to such an extent that in
voting ihey 'frankly admitted they
had become so confused they would
vote against the bill on the theory
that to dvn so would be playing safe
The vote stood even until the name
of President Vinton was called, when
he voted in the negative. The bill
received 15 votes as against 14 to
defeat it. but 18 votes are required
in the senate for the passage of any
HANGING BILL APPROVED
Capital Punishment Will Be Voted
' On by People.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem! Or.. Jan.
17. (Special.) Final adoption by
house and senate of the resolution
submitting the question of restoring
capital punishment to a vote of the
people at the next election was ef
fected tonight during the closing
hours. A joint conference committee
of both branches made a few minor
amendments which - did not change
the effect of the measure.
Three companion bills, defining cap
ital punishment and providing for
executions, defining treason and its
penalty by death and another bill
providing for the enforcement of the
death penalty, also were passed in
order' that they may become laws if
the people-'decide to restore the death
U. S. TARS WANT MORE PAY
Battleship Mississippi Crew Signs
Petition to Congress.
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. Jan. 17.
Something new in the annals of the
navy was done here today when ap
proximately 1000 officers and men,
comprising the entire personnel of the
United States ship Mississippi sent a
petition to congress asking an in
crease of pay.
The petition did not set any definite
per cent for the desired increase, but
asked an "adequate increase of pay
that the, navy may remain, as hereto
fore, an efficient first line of defense
for the nation."
TO ARRIVE TODAY
American Commander to
Be Guest at 12:30.
DAY WILL BE BUSY ONE
Address to Be Delivered to
ex-Service Men at Armory.
BANQUET WILL BE AT 6
March Through Streets Will Be as
Quiet as Possible Because of
' Visit on Sunday.
bUXERAL PKRSHIXG'S S( HED
VLE FOIl TODAY.
12:30 Arrives with his staff
over the Union Pacific system
from SAlt Lake and will be. re
ceived at the station by official
12:45 Leaves union station
with oficial escort for the ar
mory over Sixth to Washington,
to Third, to Morrison, to Broad
way, to Washington, to Elev
enth, to the armory.
1:15 Speaks to ex-service
men only at his own request at
the armory; veterans of any
war admitted on uniform, offi
cial button or discharge papers.
2:30 to 5:30 At his headquar
ters in Multnomah hotel.
6:00 r.anquot in the main
dining room of the Chamber of
8:15 Delivers principal ad
dress at public auditorium;
doors open to public 6 o'clock
sharp; no reserved scats in main
11:00 Leaves for Seattle to
inspect army posts.
" General' John J. Pershing, com
mander of the American expeditionary'
forces in the world war, will be the
guest of Portland from 12:30 o'clock
until 11 .tonight. He will arrive over
the Union Pacific system from Salt
Lake and will go from here to Seattle.
He Is on a trip of Inspection of army
posts and forts.
During his brief visit here. General
Pershing will be escorted through the
city's streets before speaking at the
arn.ory to ex-service men only; will
be banqueted by the Chamber of
Commerce and will deliver an address
at the municipal pu'-ilic auditorium
at 8:15 P. M.
Owing to the fact that It is Sunday,
a minimum of pomp and ceremony
will feature the event, but Portland
will leave nothing undone to show to
its guest all honors due his rank.
From the time he reaches the city
until he leaves it. he will receive all
possible attention, a committee of the
Chamber of Commerce having ar
ranged details for his comfort and
'lajca Kly Alonjc Route.
The union station, the line of march
through the business district, the tn
mory, the banquet hall of the Cham
ber of Commerce, the Multnomah ho
tel headquarters and the auditorium
have been decorated with national
colors in many instances intertwined
with those ofthe allies.
The Chamber of Commerce commit
tee chairmen in charge of the recep
tion, escort and entertainment are
Judge C. H. Carey, Kurt Koehler, .
Marshall N. Dana, Ira L. Kiggs. L. P.
Hewett. Dr. G. H. Douglas, R. W.
Price. Herman von Borstel. O. C.
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