WliWIIKR. RaUtwest; rain, probably turn tag to snow, east portion. j I daily ed rnori . i mm SALEM, )Ui;;() THUHSIIAY MOlt.MM;, FKimVAUl'-. 7, 1018 1'IUCE FIVE con 1,911 & United Officers And SUJeh On Liner Oarrying ' 2,17& Reach Safety iici i BY SUBHII OFF r Qtateo ( VJQG nington ELLIOTT IS ANGERED BY COUNCILMEN A!i:raan Refuses to Serve Any Longer on Street and Bridge Committees Because Vage Action Is Rescinded TVO CANDIDATES UP FOR POLICE MATRON Vju Myra Shank Opposes Mrs. Dorsey Ballott on Names Is Deferred . Alderman N. D. .Elliott, chairman of the street committee of the Salem' city council, at an interesting: punc tnrO of the session last night gave notice that he would serve no lorigor on the street or the bridge commit tee and prophesied that several of the besti men employed on Salem streets would quit their Jobs .this morning. This came when the coun cil reconsidered and rescinded rev olution passed at the session of Mon day night, Jan. 21, increasing th pay of street laborers. Several of the aldermen went to Elliott's desk and remonstrated with tlm, but he was adamant. "Are you going to stand by your declination to serve longer on tho street and bridge committee?" be was asked. "Bar I am. - I'm done," replied Elliott. V All Stand for Revision. Alderman Johnson initiated thU rumpus when he introduced a reso lution which was carried, referring the Question of salaries of all non elective officers of the city to the committee on accounts and current expenses for readjustment.' " This will affect all members of the police department except the chief, mem bers of the fire department, members of the street department and holders of several other important positions. After 'this action had been taken It occurred to Alderman Simeral that the increase voted to laborers ia the street department should be withdrawn pending . action on the general revision, allowing the wages of the street workers to remain the same as prior to the resolution of me last previous meeting. Elliott Become. Angry. Alderman Elliott arose. ' i , '"Now , I hope this won't carry," tie declared angrily. "If It 4oea, half a dozen of the best men in the treet ' department wp.1 quit their Jobs tomorrowJmorning.' Alderman McClelland opposed El- ,,nt- :;. - "This question of wages and saTarie has become a Joke that is brought up at every meeting." he said. "I am la -favor f, allowing the committer on-accounts and current expenses to report and then settle7 the matter once and for all." 8itneraP motion carried. The Cor nier resolution was reconsidered and rescinded. . "When the vote was announced El liott said: ' "I want to ask to be relieved from fnrthnr fnt lr : rn fftA ' rsnt And bridge com nilt tecs. I am tired of working hard on these questions and then coming tip here to have thU Mhole hunch oppose every action that the committees take." .Alderman Unruh was in the eha'r. Mayor -Keywi was absent at the be ginning of the meeting but had -just come in and occupied a seat on lha J'oor. Exercising the privilege of that position he said: "I don't think the council is doing r'ntv Alderman Elliott has worked hard on this question of wages' and I don't want to see him -wUhdraw now. The salaries of the police have wen raised. The budget has been cut down Immensely in the street department and the number or work ers has .been decreased from aeven teen to thirteen. '. The ' committee gives assurance that It can pay In creased wages and remain within the. budget. I do not think the coun cil has taken the right action." Uut the vote had been cast. j ., Police, Matron Fiht on. I . Irs. 8. J. Dorsey and Mrs. Myra ph&nk are again opposed to each other for tho office or police matron! With the recommendation or Chief Pf Police Foland submitted in favor of Mrs1. Shank who is a former ma- O'fficiah ALLIES VIGOROUS DESPITE RUSSIA KING IS CERTAIN Confidence in Ultimate Vic tory Strong From Amer V ! ica's Entrance J ENEMY IS HURLED BACK Speech From Throne Is Deliv ered in House of Com ! mons on Progress i LONDON, Feb-. . rarllament was prorogued, today and will re assemble on February 12. ! In tho house of commons the epeech from tbethrone was read by the speaker. In it the king emphasized that the first aim and endeavor of the allies was the successful prosecution of the war. ; Te entry of the United States, he declared, lent additional strength to the allied arms and inspired fresh confidence un ultimate victory Tho king said: "My lords and gentlemen: . ''Since I last addressed you great events have happened. Within a few weeks of that -occasion teh United States of America decided to take their stand by the side of this coun try and our allies in defense of the principles of liberty and Justin. Tbefr entry into the war, followed by that of other neutral states, has united practically the Whole civiliz ed world in a league 1 of nation against unscrupulous aggression, has lent additional strength to our arms and Inspires fresh confidence in th ultimate triumph of our cause. Allies Mill Vigorous. ''On the other hand, Russia, dis tracted by Interna! dissension, has not I been able to preserve In the struggle until the fruits of great sac rifices could be reaped, and for the present has ceased to bear her part in the allied task. "The negotiations opened by her with the enemy have, however, serv ed but to prove that the ambition which provoked this unhappy war is as yet unabated. These tragic events have added : to the burdens . of tho other allies, bat have not impaired the vigor and loyalty with which one and all continue to pursue the com mon aim. "Amid the confusion of changing events, the .determination of the democracies of the world to secure a Just and enduring peace stands out ever more clearly., "In all the theaters of the war my naval and military forces have displayed throughout the year noble courage, high constancy and fixed determination, which has won rtr them the admiration, of my people. "In France the enemy has been reoeatedlv and successfully thrown back, and I await with assurance the further progress of the .conflict, f Enemy Thrown Ilnrk. In Palestine and Mesopotamia the most revered and famous citle.i or the Orient have been wrested from the) Turl-v while In Africa tu neroy has lost the last rem nlTT C? 3 co lonial possessions. In all thee fltldsl the forces of? my dominions ana ei the Indian empire havo borne their ful share in the toil and' in the, gloiy of i the day. I 'Durlne the year representatives offmy dominions and of the Indian empire w-re summoned for the first tlmo to sessions of an imperial var cabinet. Their deliberations nave been of the utmost value ootn in theprosecutlon of the war and ia the promotion of Imperial unity." After thanking the house of com mons for the liberalty of its provis ions for the heavy expenditure of tho war an announcing his sanction of the representation of the peoples' bi, the king expressed the hope that this bit woud insure to a- tnuch arger number of his subjects an ef fective voice in the government of the country. . fit will." he coitlnued, -'enable the nations the unity of which has been so marked a characteristic of the war to continue in the not less arduous work of reconstruction in the times of Peace. The settlement t difficult ouetVn lean tntf still to hope that in epite ut f. - le complexities of the problem, a solu tion may bo possible in regard to the government of Ireland, upon which a convention of the represent atives of my Irish people are now deliberating. j "The successful prosecution of the war Is still our first aim and en deavor.' I have watched with proud and grateful heart the, unvarying Wait in WAR QUERY DODGED BY SECRETARY Baker Demurs Basis for As sertion That Million and ; Half U. S. Troops May Be Put in France This Year NEW BILL IS ANSWER TO WAR CABINET PLAN President Seeks Authority to Remake Government for War Period WABHINfrrO.V. Feb. 6. Almost coincident with Secretary Ilaker's re appearance before the senate mili tary committee today for cross-examination upon his seeent statement of what America is doing in the war, the administration's answer to con greslsonal agitation for a war cabi net and munitions dir tor was given by introduction in the senate of bill transmitted by President Wilson which would give the president blanket authority to reorganize and co-ordinate all federal departments, bureaus, agencies, officials and personnel. - The new measure was taken to the capltol by a personal representative of the president and Introduced by Senator Overman, Democrat It would empower the president to make over completely the executive branch of the government for the pe riod of the war, rearranging existing agencle and their functions and es tablishing new ones as he rght see fit. Hpertflc Reference Omitted. There has been no intimation of any specific action the president has In mind. The bill was referred to the Judiciary committee, of which Senator Overman Is ranking Demo cratic member. One move which some officials say Is contemplated Is the appointment of a chairman of the war industries board a post now vacant and the investment of the office with powers similar to those proposed' for the director of munitions. Mr. Maker in his examination de murred at telling in open session the basis for his assertion that the prospects were not unpromlsins: for enough ships to put 1.500,000 American soldiers In France this year. After much discussion, dur ing which Senator Hitchcock, who has termed the secretary's Btate rient "wildly exasperated and pre posterous," insisted upon an answer in hl nuestions. the committee agreed that the Information should be given in secret session, ana ir. Baker promised to prepare a state ment. In the meantime, the committee will proceed with its general war In quiry, examining ' tomorrow Major General WhM-Ier, acting chief of ord nance, re garding production of chlor ine, powder and other explosives., Schedule $urnaKeri, Kays linker. Secretary Tlaker told the commit tee that more American troops had been got to France on January 1 than called for by the schedule. He explained that In his calculations to what could le done he did not rely entirely on American Khlplpng. btii would if- no further at the public hearir. In explaining functions of the re organized war department bureaus, the secretary said that while Kdward It. Stettin I us. the new surveyor gen eral of supplies, lacks technical le gal au'orlty. be had broad powers In securing production with larger duties than England's munition di rector." i Legislation Is unnecessary to se cure covernment co-ordination, he contended, other than that suggested and that propowd In the Overman bill. Introduction ot the Overman bill came as a surprise and promises to change entirely the character of the controversy over war msilnery re orgaclaaUon. Administration spokes men who. In view of the president's statement last week, that he desired agitation over the military commit tee's investigation to cease were pre pared to check discussion as far as possible, now wilt join In reorganiza tion debate as champions of the new measure which will 1)0 vigorously fought by members who oppose (Continued .on page 2) Anxiety As London QendGAhnouncenvenfOfledce CARRANZA SENDS KAISER MEXICAN BIRTHDAY NOTE Complexities of International Politics Affected by Message SYMPATHY IS EXPRESSED Best Wishes for Prosperity (of German Nation Sent by President (llu The AnocinUd rc; The complexities of international politics affecting the great war have been added to by a virtual expres sion of sympathy from Mexico for Germany. President Carranza- sent to Emperor William a message of congratulation and good wishes on the occasion of the emperor's 57th birthday, which occurred January 27, according to advices reaching Reuter's Limited from Copenhagen. The Mexican president's message was couched in flatterlnsr terms, opening with the phrase: ''To your majesty, who celebrates bis annlversary.today with Just cause for rejoicing," and ending with best' wishes for "the prosperity of this great friendly na tion." f- Klng George V, in his speech pro roguing parliament Wednesday, reit erated the determination of the de mocracies of the world to continue warfare against tho quadruple alli ance until a just and enduring peace could be obtained. The king named this program as Britain's first-aim and endeavor, and placed on Ger many the responsibility for provok ing the war. He also expressed his hope for a solution of the Irish problem. Artlljesy activity continues on the French, liritlsh, Italian .and Ameri can fronts, but aside from this the operations have been confined to pa trol and aerial attack. Entente merchantmen sunk ? by mine or submarine during the past week totaled 18, of which 15 were IJritlsh, 3 French and 1 Italian. U. S. AVIATORS ON BOMB TRIP Eight Enemy Machines At tacked One Sent Crush- v a ing to Ground WIH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE, Feb. 6. Two American aviators accompanied a French cs- cadrllle on a bombing expedition lat night. The Frenchmen dropped their1 lombi and the squadron started on its return trip. At daylight an enemy squadron of eifht planes was encountered well above the clouds aud a general en gagement ensued. The Americans each picked out an enemy machine, and within a tew minutes one -of them, a Jsecond lieutenant, sot a stream of machine gun bullet Ino the enemy. The Grmin plane top pled over and fell crashing towards the earth. The other American failed to get. his man. The French fliers warmly congratulated the young Americana, who had only recently graduate 1 from the flying school, for their courage, coolness and efriciency. V Twenty Enemy Airplanes' Are Violently Shelled With the American Army In France, Feb. C. Twenty enemy air planes which endeavored to crons the American lines were violently shell ed by the anti-aircraft batteries and driven off. Rain began falling heavily this af ternoon &nd the pumps are being kept busy in the trenches and dug outs, t . - Artillery firing continues lively day and night, and the American heavy guns registered well on impor tant enemy positions. The 75's an!d some heavies are now engaged' fa shelling a town within the enemy lines, but there are no civilians there. The 76's are continuously shelling the enemy trenches with shrapnel and hish explosives. , . Among today's casualties was a second lieutenant, who was hit in the arm with a sniper's bullet FRANCE TO EQUIP MANY U. S. TROOPS French Commissioner An nounces Plan by Which America Will Send Raw Ma terial for Arming 500,000 WAR PREPARATIONS OF U. S. MIGHTY, HE SAYS Size Assumed in Short Space of Time Proves Surprise to Enemy NEW YORK. Feb! 6. Announce ment that France will be able before July 1 to manufacture t-nouph artll-. lery to supply twenty American di visions, or approximately 500,000 troops if the United States, mean while adheres to an understanding by which France would receivo the necessary raw material from this counthy. was made hre tonight Ly Andre Tardieu, French high com missioner to this country. Mr. Tar dieu made the statement also that there are in France today more Am jerlcan troops than compritsd the American army at the a! me the Unit ed States entered the war; at that time, he said, the American army contained about 212,000 officers xand men. M- ! . The French official spoke at a din ner which was part of New York's celebration of the Jour de L'Atllance Franeaise, which was observed throughout the United States and Canada todav. the unnlmnarv nt thv treaty between France and the Mnl9 nd driving to the hostelry erlcan colonies In 1778. Jules J. Jusserand, the French ambassador, also was guest of honor. Arming Capacity Great. Asserting the "secrecy ought to be a thing of the past, because our democracies want to know In order to will." Mr. Tardieu said that "Inst appreciation of the results achieved" by America In its war preparations, "is a stlmulaot for effort and ns body haj the right to refuse to tie American people this stimulant.' The commissioner reviewed the na tion's accomplishments and outlined what France had don In the Way of manufacturing ordnance, both; for the United States and for Frances other allies. r "We have In the lines," he raid, "about 15,000 guns of every caliber and1 every day more than. 300,000 shells are turned out by our( factories.- To get those guns, to produce tbose shells, we created on industry which did not exist bafore the war and which has enabled us not only to arm ourselves, but also to arm our allies. "Without speaking of what we manufacture for you, and that is several hundred guns a month, we have during the past three yenrs given to our allies In Kurope 1.350. 000 rifles, 1 5000 automatic rifles. 10,000 machine guni, XPO. 000,000 cartridges, 2500 guni and, .4750 air planes. "The adoption without any 'modi fication of our varlons types of guns would ; certainly save saved some time to the benefit of American pro duction and some delays may be the consequence ot the improvements you are looking for always, and right ly at that, aiming at better result3. America sfurprie Germany. "But as vi have t-greed. It is un- derstool that you should supply and transport ts France the necessary raw materials, we will, under such conditions,. be able in Franco to de liver to yeu betore July 1 enongh guns to thoroughly equip twenty di visions, The situation, therefore. Is completely safe In that respect." Mr, Tardieu described America's military effort as "wanderful and splendid" and asserted it had been " a surprise to the enemy." "I jlave cooperated for nearly ten montls. hour by hour, with everv part of your war organization." he said. "What yon have done is mag nificent, worthy of yoiir alliei, worthy of yourselves." Alluding to the raising of the na tional army. Mr. Tardieu declared that "no event of wider Import has ever taken place since the Deginning o the war." - Tie continued: , "Thus your government with a clear and courageous view, has gtv en you the strength of numbers, the first condition of military power. In (Continued on page 2) WIFEIS GONE; DALLAS MAN'S CHILD KILLED Silverton Man's Machine Strikes Erma Louise Gra ham in Portland DEATH COMES SUDDENLY News of Accident, Following Wife's Escapade, Shocks ( Husband tf DALLAS, Or, Feb. 6 (Special to The Statesman.) W. A. Graham, a member bf . the clothing firm of Graham ft Watt of this city, received word last night about 6 o'clock that, his oldest daughter, Erma Louise, had been .killed in an accident in Portland. Mr. Graham left Imme diately for the 'metropolis' to learn the details of the child's death. The child's mother left Dallas last September with Evan VIers for Gar ibaldla and after a several days' res idence there, disappeared and since that time have not yet been found, although Mr. Graham has at differ ent times found where they have been. A note supposed to have been written by the woman While she and VIers were in a boat stated "that they were .being carried out to sea by the tides and that there was ho help for them, ss the boat was sink ing," was afterwards found to have been written by a girl at. Manzanlfa Pleach. Mr. j Graham has been de spondent since his wife's disappear ance and recently decided to go to San Francisco to accept a position in fa big wholesale house. His children were beiag taken to Hood River to make their home with his parents whert the accident occurred. Miss Margaret Graham, the chil dren's. aunt, was In charge of the children and after their arrival in Portland they took the Oregon hotel when a machine driven by.I.sB. Ly ons of Silverton ran into them; at the corner of Everett and Sixth Streets. The hotel bus was turned on its side and Hhe little Graham girl was thrown across the machine against the side with such force that she was. almost instantly killed.; Miss Oraham and little. Pauline the youngest child, also suffered, minor Injuries. The news of the accident came as .a shock to the many friends of the little folks in this city and fears are felt for Mr. Graham's health, which has breatly been impaired since his wife's escapade last fall. Kaiser Answers Greetings; Times Strenuous, tie Says AMSTERDAM. Feb. 6, Replying to the birthday greetings sent him by the president of the upper house of the Prussian diet, Emperor WIU Um sent the following by telegraph: ( "The (Intimate union of the crown and the people, which I received as a sacred heritage rrom my father, dates from the hard times, by which Prussia was trained for its "world historic mission. May these hard years of strenousness. whih I feel rao-,'! deeply in consequence of the responsibility placed upon me by God. strengthen and deepen this In timate .relationship So that It may stand the test In the battles which stilWIe before lis In the great tasks which-, after a victorious peace, we shall have, to fuirill in an altered world." French May Cut Down Food Rations in Field I)XDO.V, Feb. 6. The Earl of Derby, secretary for war. today noti fied Field Marshal Viscount French, commander of the home forces, of his decision to reduce the rations of meat, sugar and tea for all' the home forces except youths under 19 years training for. abroad. He explains that the reduced ra tions compare favorably with' the field ration of most other armies. Seattle Takes First Place in Hockey Race SEATTLE. Feb. 6 Seattle took first place in the Pacific Coast Hock ey association race tonight by win ning an overwhelming victor? from Portland by a score of 0 to S. Port land was outplayed In every depart ment of the game and the .topheavy score ca mo as a burpriso to the. spec tators who hd expected a close con test RESCUE WORK IS RENDERED WITH SPEED Former Wisconsin and Michi gan Guardsmen Were Bound for England Under Convoy of British Warships r TRANSPORT FIRST TO BE LOST BY AMERICA Many of 267 Unaccounted for May Be Saved -News of I Attack Meagre WASHINGTON, Feb. C The Cunartl liner Tuscama, carrying 2179 American soldiers, has been torpedoed and sunk off the Irish coast, but official reports late to night said 1912 of the officer and men bad been saved and indicated that the list of rescued might prove- even larger. The troops, composed chiefly of detachment of Michigan and Wisconsin na tional guardsmen, were traveling on thoTuscania, a British vessel, nnder convoy of British warships. A brief dispatch to the war de partment from London early thin evening announced' the disaster , and reported the landing of only 1100 survivor. Thia was made' public Rhortly after 10 o'clock and for more than 'two hours it was feared that probably 1400 men, including members of the liner's crew, had gone down. Survivors Beach Irish Forts., When a message came to the state department from the embas sy at London, saying, at 11 o'clock tonight, 1912. of the Americans had leen accounted for, the joy of officials almost swept away the 1 distress occasioned by the earlier news. Tho first 1100 survivors were landed at Larne and Bun crana, two widely separated Irish ports, and this, coupled with the evident fact that rescue ships were on hand quickly gave rise to -hope that nearly everybody on board the Tuscania ekcept those injur ed by the explosion might have been saved. ! . ' The president, Secretary Maker and In fact all official Washington were up late waiting for further news. - Only the briefest dispatches were received and none t;ave details of the attack on the liner. Even the time was missing but .it was as sumed that it occurred early this morning as the first message was filed at Londrn at 3 o'clock this aft ernoon, probably within an hour aft er the relief ships reached tne Irish coast. .The. president was at . the theater "when the news was received and he-was not told until be return ed to the white house. In the mean time the war, navy and state depart ments had sent urgent messages by wireless and cable instructing their representatives .in England and Ire land to forward every available fact Immedlately.tr! Divisions'! Are Announced. I Because of the nature of the mil itary organizations carried by the ship, the war department announced that tt wonld be impossible to sav definitely what troops were aboard until the list of survivors was re ceived. I-Ater, however, the adju tant general's office made the list public. It follows: Headquarters detachment .and Companies D.E and F of the Twenti eth engineers. 170th engineer train. - t 107th engineer train. 107th military police, 197th supply train., No. 100 aero squadron. lufcth aero squadron., ' .1 213th aero squadron. 'J ; Replacement detachments num bers 1 and 2. of the 32nd division. Fifty one casual officers. Thfr thirty-second division is com posed of national guard troops from Michigan and Wisconsin. The divi- (Contlnucd on page .(Continued on Tags 2) '. " (Continued on page 2) !