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VOL. XVII. NO. 208
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 14, 1919. -SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS
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Word From Holsingfors Tells of
Landing of Forces and buc
' cessful Encounter With Reds.
Bolshevik Advance Guards Are
Reported Within 170 Mftes of
Warsaw Bfest-Litovsk Neared
W ASHINGTON. Jan. 14. (I. N.
. S.) British expeditionary
forces have landed at Riga and
have "successfully encountered
the Bolshevik forces," according
to information received at the
state -department today from Ilel
singfors, 'Finland.- These advices
also assert that Esthonian forces
have occupied a line along the
Valge river, having been success-
ful in Jh
Ihe use of the armored
Jthuanian press bureau
reports of the capture of Vilna
by the Bolshevik! announce that
the enemy's advance has been
checked and that the government
has been , safely removed ' to
Warsaw, Jan. 14. (U. P.) Bolshe
vik advance ' guards approached to
within 170 miles of Warsaw Sunday, it
was reported here today. They have
captured Orany and Zukarlo. The main
force reached the general line of Ltd a
and Baranovitchl. Another Bolshevik
army was reported advancing upon
Brest-Litovsk f rom Pinsk.
Stockholm, Jan. 14. (I. N. S.) The
V .peasants in the Russian districts of
Vladimir and Xlshni-Novogorod have
revolted and many houses Inhabited
y;-? by Bolshevik have been'' burned, along
r with their innvUes, according' to In
formation reaching here today.
tv: SpartaeansAfe Collapsing 2 X
Berlin, Jan. 13, via Copenhagen Jan.
" 14 N. S,) The counter revolution
. of the Spartacus group (Bolshevlkl) Is
collapsing rapidly In Berlin and the
Karl Liebknecht. Robert Eroll Eich
,horn and Rosa Luxemburg, the three
:' chief leaders of the Beds, have fled. ;
Dusseldorf. the most dangerous Spar
t&can stronghold outside of Berlin, has
fallen into the hands - of government
' -forces. British troops are preserving
: order there.
The. Berlin government is disarming
: the Reds, who. have been plundering In
the eastern suburbs where they seized
300,000 marks worth of Jewelry.
The German war minister, Relnhardt,
was quoted as saying that he expected
some further rioting In provincial towns,
but the government has decided to sup
press disorders sternly in order to as
sure the national assembly elections.
Munich the elections were carried out
The Spartaeans are sttll distributing
propaganda among the German troops.
Red Leaders Have Fled
Copenhagen. Jan. 14. (I. N. S.) Karl
Liebknecht, chief leader of the Sparta
rides in Berlin.- is reported to have fled
to Leipzig, said a dispatch from the
German capital today.
Robert Em 11 Blchhorn, one of Lleb
knecht's aides, and former Bolshevist
chief of police in Berlin, is said to have
-taken refuge in Denmark.
.Oregon Senate Urges Senate of
United States to Pass.
Amendment at Once.
Salem. Jan. 14. Without a dissenting
vote, ue senate toaay suspended the
rules and passed a memorial to the
United States senate urging Immediate
passage of the equal suffrage amend
. ment to -the federaf constitution now
: pending. The memorial was presented
by Senator Moser.
The usual "no smoking"- resolution,
which was presented by Senator Pierce,
" gave the senators an opportunity for
pleasantries and also forced -several test
- votes which were ties, half of the sen
ate being favorable to the resolution
and half unfavorable.
After Senator Pierce had saved his
resolution from indefinite postponement
and forced a 15-mlnute recess to give the
' resolution committee time in which to
f prepare a report, the opposition to the
, resolution w-as withdrawn and it was
- adopted, by unanimous vote.
With no work .on the desks, the sena
, tors remained in session only a few min
utes this morning. .. , .,,
Attempt at Robbing
Pursued from Third and Pine to Sect
end and Burneide i streets by an irate
pawnbroker, Harry Harsten, a painter,
28 years of age, was caught by the. po
lice Monday afternoon and .held on a
. charge of larceny. Harsten Is alleged
to have stolen a handbag from the store
,f Dave Wilderman at 54 -Third street.
it to Pass
On It Wednesday
Framers of Ordinance Include a
Severe Penalty for Viola
tions of Provisions.
Wear a mask.
A total of 365 new cases of Spanish
influenza and 10 deaths from the dis
ease were reported this morning to the
Entering a Btore, shop, hotel, pool
room, theatre, office building, tajcica-b
or streetcar in Portland without a mask
will be unlawful. If the ordinance draft
ed Monday is passed In its present form
by the city commission at its meeting
A clause is also embodied forbidding
anyone attending patients, such as doc
tors br nurses, entering tho sickroom
without being masked. Jhe ordinance
as drafted requires a mask of "four lay
ers of gauze the thickness of butter
cloth to be placed over the nose and
mouth and worn continuously" In pub
lic places and sickrooms.
Peaalty Is Attached
Penalty for violation of this law. If
enacted, has been placed at 500 fine
and SO days' Imprisonment.
Tho advisory committee of business
men W. B. Ayer, chairman, and W. E.
Coman, secretary and the committee
representing the City and County Medi
cal society, consisting of Drs. A. J.
Glesy. R. C. Coffey. H. S. Nicholas, J.
A. Fettlt, J. M. Short and President
Smith, ex-officlo, have approved the ori
nance. An emergency clause Is attached to
the ordinance, as framed, but lack of
masks will doubtless entail the dating
forward of the emergency provision.
There is only a small number of masks
on hand for Immediate use and with the
present supply of volunteer workers the
Red Cross, which will supply 250,000
masks, could not produce that number
in a month. One thousand will be turned
out today, according to R. F. Prael, di
rector of the workroom of the Red
Cross, who appeals for many more
Persons who can make their own
masks are urged to do so by the con
solidated health bureau. j
... , Fattens Are Available
Patterns can be obtained frnm ihs
Bed Crosa on the eighth floor of. -the
Lipman-Wolfe ouiMing.- At present, the
only masks available are those already
prepared' at drug stores, those made by
the Red Cross and those made by Indi
viduals. ' - ,- - " - . . 4
The. efficacy of ttw wask Is tHastfatea
by the number of new cases and deaths
In San Francisco following compulsory
wearing, where a decline of 80 per cent
In the ravages of the disease waa re
corded within a week,- On the tenth of
October, records showed 125 new cases,
609 on "the seventeenth and 2024 on the
twenty-third. The mask ordinance was
passed on the twenty-fourth, there were
1428 new. cases on the twenty-seventh
and on the thirty-first the number had
dropped to 678. Three weeks later 130
new cases were reported.
The Consolidated Health board, un
der the direction of Dr. Sommer, will
sell the influenza masks being made
by the ' Red Cross workers at the
Portland "hotel" assembly room at 10
cents each' or three for a quarter. The
sale will . be conducted under the di
rection of Julius L. Meier and Mrs.
C. B. Simmons, and the proceeds will
go to the benefit of the Visiting
Nurses' Association of Portland.
Arkansas is 26th
To Ratify Federal
Topeka, Kan. 'Jan. 14. (I. N. S.)
Kansas today became the twenty-eighth
state to ratify the federal prohibition
amendment when both houses passed the
rati ry ing resolution.
Little Hock, Ark.. Jan. 14. (U. P.V
The state senate today unanimously rat
ified the federal prohibition amendment
The house ratified- it Monday. Arkansas
is the twenty-sixth state in the dry
Madison, Jan. 14. (I. N. S.) The
drys today won the first round of their
battle in the assembly for the national
prohibition amendment. The motion to
reject the senate resolution, introduced
by Senator Skogmo, for a Joint hearing
of the amendment on Wednesday made
in tne assembly was defeated 27 to- 68
and a motion for concurrence was then
adopted. This means that a vote will
be taken on Wednesday in all proba
bility on the adoption of the federal
amendment for national prohibition.
Guard Hounded by
Regular Army Men
Washington. Jan. 14. (I. N. S.)
Charging that national guard divisions
ent overseas were "hounded" by regu
lar army officers. Representative James
A. Galllvan (Dem.l of Massachusetts
declared In the house this afternoon that
General - Clarence R. Edwards was re
lieved of his command of the New Eng
land division after he bad been told by
regular army . commanders that "if -he
didn't get rid of his national guard offi
cers the regular army would get hint"
"And they get him." asserted Galll
van, "when, he refused to be badgered
end bullied by the regular army offi
cers placed over, him."
Wine Growers Fight
California Dry Vote
San Francisco," Jan. 14. (U. P.) Cali
fornia wine, growers today filed in the
superior court a petition for a writ of
prohibition to prevent Governor Stephens
from .certifying the affirmative vote -of
the state legislature on the Sheppard
President Wilson Expresses His
Unwillingness to. Have Great
Powers , Settle All Questions.
By John Edwin Ncvin
PARIS, Jan. 14. (I. N. S.)
Tho question of representa
tion by the smaller nations at the
peace conference is looming up .
today as one of the biggest prob
lems confronting the commis
sioners of the "Big Four."
This question, it is understood,
was precipitated by President
Wilson, who expressed unwill
ingness to have the great pow
ers settle international questions
out 'of hand and then call in the
smaller nations and say: "Sign
The matter may be settled at the
adjourned meeting of the supreme in
terallied council on Wednesday as well
as the number of plenipotentiaries that
will sit at the round table when the
peace conference opens at the for
eign office at 2 :30 o'clock Saturday
The reason that no session of the
council was held today was that the
French cabinet and the chamber of
deputies .were scheduled to meet.
Although there were no" formal con
ferences on President Wilson's pro
gram of activities today, he met and
talked informally with some of the
British, French and Italian states
men on problems that still lack a set
tlement, lie saw, also, some of the
members of the American commission
at the Hqtel Crillon and called upon
Colonel E. M. House, who Is sick In
bed and recovering.
The Americans have . secured the
consent of the allies for utilization
of German shipping (including- some
of f the- German - warships- turned ever
to Great Britain) for. the use of Araer
(Concluded en P Twelfe, Cohuna Tar)
Motion to Unseat I. W. W. and
Ultras Declared Carried by
Vote During Near-Riot.
Chicago. Jan. 14. (U. P.) Bolshevism
and ultraism met defeat today at the
hands of conservatives at the labor con
gress on the Mooney case. After a vote
taken during an uproar that amounted
almost to a riot, a motion- to unseat I.
W. W. and ultras was declared passed
by Temporary Chairman 'Edward B.
The factional fight started when mem
bers of the credentials committee asked
permission to determine the attitude of
the house on the question of whether
I. W. W. and "reds" would be allowed
to sit as delegates. A resolution was
offered by Sigmund Schulburg of San
Francisco, after a long speech, in which
he declared ultras of any sort had no
Interest in the Mooney case.
Delegates by the score Jump) to their
feet when Schulburg announced his mo
tion. Threats to bolt the convention were
hard on all sides. Nolan, finally mak
ing himself heard, declared In favor of
the motion. Calling for a standing vote.
ne announced tne "ayes carried.
Schulburg declared in introducing the
motion that American justice was on
trial "and Tom Mooney is a second
Albert Greene, Painters' union dele
gate of Chicago, replied to Schulburg's
speech, declaring all delegates, "reds"
or conservatives, should be seated.
Temporary Chairman Nolan appointed
the following rules committee : Andrew
Williams, Belleville, 111. ; J. Feindberg,
New York ; Israel Welnburg, Cleveland ;
A. Robertson, Chicago ; R. D. Cramer,
Minneapolis; C. W. Buckley, Oakland,
Of New Republic
. Basle, Jan. 14. (U. P.) Count Ka
rolyi, former premier, has been, elected
provisional president of the Hungarian
republic, a Budapest dispatch reported
The dispatch said that the national
council had turned over all authority to
a "popular government."
Dispatches yesterday announced the
resignation of the Hungarian ministry
and predicted Karolyi would be elected
president. Formation of a Socialist cab
inet also was forecast.
Japan and America
Tokio. Jan. 13. (U. P.) ODelayed
Japan and America have reached an un
derstanding regarding control of the
trans-Siberian railway, it was 'learned
authoritatively today. The foreign of
fice will soon publish particulars of the
agreement. The allies have given their
consent to the Javanese-Americas un
L OSBOX, Jaa. 14 (I. V. 84
William Hohemollern, former
kaiser of Germaay, is going la
aae, according to a dispatch to the
Bally Express from Amsterdam to
day, qeotlng a prominent Hellander
who recently dined with the ex
kaiser at the castle of Count
"The former kaiser will be a fit
patient for a madhouse within six
months," the Informant declared.
"He raves eontleaally. One day .he
wants to return to Berlin and the
aext he wants to surrender to Great
Britain like Napoleon. He saffers
much from his head and frem In
somnia. Qalte often It Is dlflieolt
to prevent blm frem leaving hi bed
at night and wandering half-clad
la the park of the castle groands."
TO TOUR AMERICA
President, It Is Believed, Wilt
Urge Before People Rati
fication of Peace Pact.
By Robert J. Bender
(Copyright. 1919. br th United Pre)
Paris, Jan. 14. President Wilson is
expected to go before the American peo
ple after the treaty Is signed to urge
its ratification and solidify support of
the new world thought It embodies.
Thus, shattering another, precedent, the
president would put the verdict of in
dorsement of .the peace settlement tip to
public opinion rather than to a hostile
congress. It was pointed out.
The belief was expressed by friends
today that Wilson wilt tour the country
late this fall, taking the opportunity to
urge new domestic policies that lend
themselves to .changing international
ideals. He Is expected to give the key
of his policy when he addresses congress
after bis return from Europe. His course
after that will be determined largely by
the attitude In Washington.
That the president will . return to
France to be present at the actual con
summation of peace seems to be a fore
gone conclusion. Much of his future do
mestic policy will rest on-the final de
tails of the peace settlement. He hopes
that peace wilt insure the possibility
of m new kind, of trader relations, Juiit
upejet friendship- ra&exi tifei upon treaties
The presence of iVance McCormlck,
Bernard Bafuch, Edward Hurley and
Charles Schwab in Paris wilt enable
Wilson to study domestic problems in
j elation to foreign affairs. He can ke-p
pace with developments and will be in a
position to arrive at a definite policy
that could be launched Immediately after
the treaty was signed.
The president brought the American
trade advisers and peace delegates to
gether for the first time at a dinner in
the Murat palace last night. I This was
believed to have resulted in steps toward
coordination of their work which will
continue in close relation as the nego
Grain Men Demand
A Change in Law
Charging that the present laws and
regulations concerning the handling of
the 1919 wheat crop would not only ruin
the country dealer and' perhaps put the
country miller out' of business, as well
as demoralize the general trade, grain
men assembled at the annual meeting
of the Northwest Grain Dealers asso
ciation this morning at the Chamber of
Commerce, voiced their protest and de
manded a change.
Grain dealers claimed that under the
regulations the government purchased
wheat at established prices only at cer
tain city terminals and then was au
thorized to sell these supplies at what
ever the world's market basis was at
The country dealer could not pur
chase wheat Inthe country because he
must pay the government price and
then would be forced to resell in the de
moralized market at terminals. The
country miller would be In a similar
position in his wheat purchases but
would be forced to sell his flour at ter
minals on the basis of what would prob
ably be sharply lower wheat values. '
It was decided to change the date of
the annual meeting to the second week
In July Instead of in January.
3 porkers of Y.
M. C. A. in France
Misuse War Funds
By Deltas M. Edwards
Paris, Jan. 14. (I. N. S.) That S8,940
has been misappropriated from V. M.
C. A. funds by three Y. M. C. A. work
ers, one a minister, was revealed by the
T. M. C. A. officials here today.
The three men, who will be arraigned
before a courtmartial Tuesday, are : -Schoeffel
of Rochester, N. T. ; Rev.
(name missing in transmission) of Eagle
Pass, Texas ; Harry Mansfield, fornSerly
secretary of Seamen's union, New York.
According to the Y. M. C. A. officials,
the men confessed.
Egg Market Takes
, Slide Downward
The egg market is broken wide open
and the poor consumer will now be able
to secure at least a peep at supplies.
During the last 24 hours there was a
further decline of 4 to 7 cents a dozen
in the Portland . market," while at San
Francisco and . ' other -coast 'centers,
values lost about 10 to 12 cents during
the day. -,,,"-
Supreme Court by Vote of Four
To Three Decides in Favor of
Dr. T L. Perkins.
OFFICIAL announcement of
the decision of the supreme
court had not reached City Com- .
mfssioner Dan Kellaher at hia of
fice in. the city hall this after
noon. Until official notification
of the decision of the supreme
court reaches him Mr. Kellaher
says he will mike no Statement
regarding the decision, or his
SALEM, Jan. 14. T. L. Per
kins was given the decision
in his case against Dan Kellaher
for the. seat as city comiiiis
sioner. The decision was handed
down by the supreme court his
morning after having been made
on a four to three vote. Justices
Benson,. Burnett, Harris 'and
Johns favorjng the judgment and
Chief - Justice McBride and Jus
tices Bean and Bennett dissenting.
The court was unanimous in snstatn
Ing the validity of the law changing the
election, but wai divided over thu ques
tion as to whether Perkins or Kellaher
chould have the office. Justice Harris
presented the main opinion favoring
Perkins,; and his opinion was concurred
in by Justice Benson. Justices Burnett
and Johns concurred with Justice Har
ris, but each presented minor opinions.
Chief ' Justice McBride presented the
side dissenting opinion, which was con
curred in by Justices Bean and Burnett.
t "Whether Perkins or Kellaher -Is en
titled to hold the contested position de
pends on whether the charter authorises
an election to - fill out an unexpired
term." said Justice Harris la his opinion.
Tho term of an office .means tbi' e
riod Dresctibad '-for- 4irMinr tti t nfffn
i niKw-Dr- nuuMi wnscn in
cumbent has. In it. nd. therefore; whan
the holder of an office dies, resigns or
is removed, his seat or interest ends.' his
(Concluded ea Pac Two. Column Tw)
BY TV0 HOLDUPS
Benjamin Garfinkle Is Slightly
Wounded; Assailants Flee,
Eluding Police Officers.
Benjamin Garfinkle, pawnbroker, was
slightly wounded this morning at 8:30
o'clock when two -men attempted to
hold up the Security Loan office at 90
Third street, between Stark and Oak
Just before noon Officer H. Harms
arrested Richard, Bray and Omar Parm-
ley at Sixth and Burpside streets, and
they are being held for investigation in
connection with the shooting.
According to' the story given the no
tice, two men about 30 years old, en
tered the shop of Garfinkle and one of
the duo. pointing a gun In Garflnkle's
face, told him to throw up his hands.
Before the proprietor could put up his
hands the hold-up man fired, the bullet
grazing the side of Garflnkle's head.
The robbers then ran up Third street
to Stark and down Stark to Second
street, where they separated.
" The other man ran in a rooming house
at. the , foot of Washington street after
eluding a force of uniformed officers
and detectives, who gave chase.-
Garfinkle was rushed by the: Ambu
lance Service company to the Goodj Sa
maritan hospital, where his wound Is
reported as not serious. Garfinkle re
sides at 226 North Eighteenth street.
Part of 91st Made
Ready Month Ago
To -Enter Germany
Alameda. Cal., Jan. 14. (U. P.) The
famous 91st Wild West) division, or
at least part ' of it, was preparing to
enter Germany on . December 14.. accord
ing, to a letter received here today.
Corporal W. 1 Randolph, Battery C,
S47th field artillery, wrote that at that
time 'his unit, which was part of the
91st, was in Luxemburg, preparing to
The 91st has been designated for early
On Saturday last General March an
nounced .the Ninety-first division was
at Rousbrugge, which is five miles north
of Poperinghe in Belgium. 7 -
Judge Fears 'Flu';
Court Is Called Off
Fearing that he was coming down
with influenza, Municipal Judge ' Ross
man dismissed the court session for to
day shortly before noon and left tor his
borne.; The Judge said he did not feel
very well and that he had Jast con
tracted a sltght cold. All cases set for
this afternoon were postponed until - a
later,, date 4 by Deputy Clerk Neat
Crounae." N. ' . ; . v t
TO BE INOCULATED
' 1 -
CALEM, Jan. 14$ "Have all members of the. legislature ready for ViccV
nation at to A. M. Wednesday, thefifteenth." Thus reads a message'
received this afternoon by the sergeant-at-arms of thf senate from Dr. 'A.
C. Seely, state health officer. ' ' ' "
CALEM, Or., Jan. 14. All members! of the senate and the clerks and
stenographers are going to be inoculated with anti-flu serum. -
By unanimous vote the senate, as; its first official act this morning,
voted to accept the offer of the state health board to inocuiate the mem
bers of the legislature. - : -
The offer was presented In the form of a telegram from Dr.. A. C
Seely, acting state health officer, to Secretary of State Olcott.
After Senator Orton had moved to accept the offer, Senator Strayer,'
one of three Democrats in the senate, said the offer should Include the
clerks and stenographers. '
, "It also inclades Democrats," retorted Orton. - '
"Try it on the desk clerks and the newspapermen first and if it does
not kill them we 'will try it," suggested Senator Smith of Coos.
"In all due seriousness," said Senator Wood, who is a practicing phy
sician, "I think this offer of the state health board should be accepted.
The medical profession does not claim that inoculation will prevent the
influenza, but it will modify the disease and make it. easier to throw If off."
Senator Pierce, protested against making the inoculation compulsory,
and it was decided to leave the matter to the individual choice of the
members, but the state health officer will be invited to come to the capitol
and vaccination will be all the vogue." " '
4. Salem, Jan. -14. The first official recognition 'of the flu epidemic
came into the hon;e this morning when Sheldon introduced a resolution
providing for the appointment of a committee to consider, the health sit
uation and provide for such safeguards of the house as might be deemed
necessary. The resolution, went to the committee oh resolutions for
'consideration and report.
Federal and Civic
Agencies Join to
Get Soldiers Jobs
ABOUT 200 returned soldiers have called at .Liiberty Temple
soldiers' and sailors' employment headquarters, for work. In
cluded in the list this morning were men asking jobs in the
following employments: Fireman, rigger, electriciandrug clerk,
shipyard worker, irrigation engineer, draftsman, laborer, sawmill
worker, salesman, carpenter, cook, office clerk, truck driver, press
raan, insurance agent, musician, warehouse clerk, motor machin
ist, clothing-salesman. - - -f j '.
Men who arc -being released by the spruce productibn'division
are using Lib'erty: Temple as employment heidqoarterjSV Loggers
andimber operators are urgred. to fill their need for me byapply-i
ing at Oberty Temple 01 through the federal employment office
at.75 Third 'street. , " .' . -- " .jT fir'
Uncle 8am wants work for hia boys
in khaki. Our lately militant uncle finds
beating the sword into the ploughshare
no light task. He ia on the job hunting
jobs here in Oregon, with an employment
organization- far beyond anything ever
before attempted in the state.
With' the United States employment
service all substantial Interests the
army, the state and city administration,
public-spirited employers and civic 'or
ganizations are cooperating. The old
United States NaUonal bank corner at
75 Third street has been made federal
employment headquarters for Oregon.
Liberty Temple was opened Monday
as eoldlerB and sailors employment
headquarters with a patrioUc drive aided
by the same forces that have brought
victory to many war campaigns.
Work to Be Canvassed
The government employment offices
at 247 Davis street have been made
headquarters for "abort order" jobs; ;
Eight branch offices have been estab
lished in other cities of Oregon: At
Pendleton,-, Nor bourne Berkley is In
charge; at Aetoria, 'James M. Waggen
erj at 'Baker, - Charles "Bodene ;-at La
Orande. Charles C. Reynolds; at Med
ford, W S. Janes ; at Roseburg, Dr. C
H.' Bailey ; at Eugene, Frank L. Arml
tage ; at Salem, James R. Coleman.
Wilfred Smith, federal employment
director for Oregon, has assigned 25 ex
aminers to the task of canvassing sys
tematically all possible sources of em
ployment. They keep in touch with the
railroads. the lumber operators and
mills, the shipyards and contractors.
Government Service ia Charge
Four examiners, especially qualified,
are working out of - Liberty temple, sol
diers and sailors' employment . head- j
quarters. Captain J. O. Convlll of the
. Its Third Victim
In a Single Family
Gold Beach, Jan. 14. Mrs. Willis
Moore of Wedderburn died of Influenza
Monday night. ' She leaves a husband
and small child. This is the third mem
ber of the family to die within the past
week, her mother. Ida L. Overton, and
brother, Walter Tinker," being the first
victims , of the disease in this county.
J. R. Stannarcr, member of the legis
lature from, Coos and Curry counties. Is
confined In a hospital in Bandon with
influenza, having been taken ill while
on his way to. the; assembly. His wife
ia quite 1 sick with i the : same malady.:
a. very precaution is Deing lateen to pre
vent the spread of the eoldemlc. Schools
ere closed, all publie meetings are banned
and homes are , closely quarantined.
Woman Is Held on
White Slave Charge
Mrs. Adele Gross, who appears to be
not more , than 19 years old, Is being
held in the Multnomah county jail in de
fault of $500 ball, on a charge of white
slavery. Mrs. Gross was -taken into cus
tody late Monday afternoon on a com
missioner's warrant issued upon a com
plaint signed by John Veatcn. assistant'
United States attorney. i -
i, The complaint alleges that Mrs. Gross
enticed a 15-year-old girl of Oregon
City" to accompany her to Portland upon i
a promise of providing her with a lot I
of. fine, clothes. . I4 . ,
wiiiiao cwt mrmy, 1 voopcrauon wiiny
Liberty temple drive- - Committees from
the War Camp Community service, the
Red Cress, the soldiers', sailors and .ma
rines' reception committee appointed by
the mayor, and the United War aux
iliaries, are all working at Liberty tem
ple, cooperating with the government in
receiving, welcoming and relnstatingwhe
men who fought to free America.
The Portland employment service has
been absorbed , by the. federal employ
ment torgantzatlon and a municipal ap
propriation or 93000 . has - been turned
over to the government employment
forces to aid in the drive.
oft Mea If eediag Work
' "The " government employment' service.
the army, the governor, the mayor, the
war relief auxiliaries and the employers
are cooperating in solving this employ
ment proDtem." sata federal Employ
ment Director Smith this morning.
"We have a serious employment pros
lem, bat It can be solved without trouble
oy continues cooperation, mere are
6000 men in . the city today who need
work. We have a considerable list of
soldiers wno are . in need of employ
ment, and they are being given - the
preference.: . r
"It employers will be prompt in re
porting their need for men to us,: we ean
meet those needs and in so doing avert
unemployment. . we nope that employ
ers win crowd a litUe to take on more
men, and that the states, the city and
the counties will speed up their work to
"The United States employment serv
ice nas Deen organised-by the; govern
ment to prevent unemployment and the
aepresston mat goes with it. Coooera
Uon by every agency will make Its work
successful and save city and state from
ioss ana narm.
State of Siege in
By James I. Miller ' -
Buenos Aires. Jan. 14. (U.. T.V
President Irlgoyen was reported today to
have asked ' congress to declare a state
of siege and call out the reserves of the
class of 1897, just demobilised.
There was-spasmodic fighting between
demostrators and police late Monday and
during the early hours of. the .. night.
Most of the . shops and stores have re
opened but the publie is frankly nervous.
Sergy Suslow, alleged secretary of the
"Argentine soviet," . in Jail, denied- that
he was Involved in - a Bolshevik plot
to overthrow the Argentine government.
800 Killed; 000 ' Injured
Washington. Jan. 14- 'V. P.)
Eight hundred dead and EftOO injured
are the known casualties of the four
days' strike disorders In Buenos Aires,
according to state department advices
U. S. Steamer Is Lost
With- Part of Crew
IT.H.J . jm . . .
London, Jan. 14. I. N. &) The
American steamship Yuma, bound from
New York with a cargo of sugar, has
been lost at sea, it was announced by
Lloyd's today.. The captain and part
of the crew were saved. The Yuma,
IMS tons, was formerly a German ship
but ' was 'requisitioned by the United
States government. , 4
r f I ' '-1 '
Ten Million Dollar Offensive
Getting Ready to Swoop
Down on the Legislature.
Quiet Fight in House Between
Advocates of the ' East Side
And the West Side Highways.
By Ralph Watson
SALEM, Jan..; 14. Ten million :
dollars in road, bonds with ;
' the emergency clause attached t
the bill, is the big Bertha whlcfi
the hard ) surface road people arc
Intending to train upon the legis- ,
latlvo session when tho right
tlme comes for the big of fen-'
. slvc ' in the road, legislation pro-
gram. This Is the whisper that
Is floating around tho capitol "
building as the legislators settle j--down
to their tasks now that the-
worries of organization and ln-
' auguration are out of tho way. ,
The problem ofj road legislation ' and -
financing, even at this early day in the
session, is : rapidly becoming net only
the chief center of interest, but also
gives every Indication of becoming the
storm center of the session. ;
Probably no; committee either in the
house or senate has been so much sought
after by -the members. It has been a'
thorn' In the . side of Speaker Jones, and.
if Indications do not point wrong, will be
a source of grief to him before the see- .
slon is over. "
Multnomah county fared well by the
appointment of Senator. Orton as chair
man of the senate committee on roads
and highways. But, on the other hand,
this appointment has not set well with
a number of the senators, some of them
among the Multnomah delegation, who
believe that , the chairmanship should -
naye( gone to an upstata man. -
. ' In the house, however, there' ia. a .
Wider breach than la the senate.
Jfera Chere- js : big, though ouiet.
battle on between the advocates of- the
... (Qotxriadgd 00, P&o Two, 1 OoJOran Four)
VOULD QUIT POST
Tenders Resignation as Official
Of Shipping Board jtnd Emer
gency Fleet Corporation.;
Washington. Jan. 14. (Tv N. S I
Balnbridge Colby has tendered M res
ignation as , a commissioner of the
United States shipping : board "and m
vice president : of the shipping board
Emergency, Fleet corporation, with th
request that" it be considered .as soon
as possible. ' . ,
Mr. Colby made . this .announcement
himself this afternoon.' The resigna
tion was placed ,on .file by, Mr. Colby
early in December. , - ; 2
The resignation ' has not been of
ficially' accepted and It ' Is thought
that it wUl not , be accepted until
Chairman Edward 'N. i Hurley returns
to the United States from Paris, as
much -of the responsibility of the shlp-
ping board has been thrown ' on lr.
Colby since the absence of Hurley.
Germany Must Quit -
; Building U-Boats
. ' .,.'.' 1 . f
London, Jan. 14. CL ; N. 8.) The al
lies have decided that Germany shall
destroy all of the U-boats not surren
dered to the allies,' and cease-"the con
struction of all others, said a Central
News dispatch from Paris, today. . ;
ROLL OF HONOR
In tb roll of honor mid "public tniij r fh
nnit of tb following mm from th f acii
MILLED IN AOTIOH f
OOOK CRICK HAaSTROM, nutganer
drra, rtuk Hotrora. Monro. .
: DIED FROM WOUROS
Orvaen ' t ;,
PRIVATE CHESTS R J. SEELY, njrr-ny
sddraw Mr. Mry . 143 , Wet tabert
PRIVATE JOHN T. OA VIES, ctMrfney ad
drM Miss UarU HItIm, IayetU.
DUD OP DISEASE
PRIVATE ELSON MMH, cmarseney addrcu
Ifn. KktbmrtM MaryTill. -
PRIVATE OTTO A. BE MP. tnintiM aif.
drcas, Nick Cliriatcnaen, Alljn.
WOUNDED IN ACTION, DECREE UNDC-
TERMIREO, PREVIOUSLY RE
' . PORTED MISSINO
PRIVATE ROY P. LOUON8. (mtrirnri iA.
drem Mra, Fran Ixrockt, Manaftrld. .
PRIVATE ARTHUR P. LVPPARDT, nr
ency aidna JUae M. Lntoardt. 21l'o Wllkf.oa
PRIVATE OIOROI M. MORTON. mmr-
sriwjr addrva WilHam A. Morton, MapaTtna.
PRIWATa Win O. ROaSTAP, ftnrrg-nnry ad
Uoschtdedi oa Pas Twelre, Oolnma Vitr.
'," Cjovernor With y combe's
biennial message to the state
legislature appears on page 6
of this issue,