The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, January 11, 1921, Page 1, Image 1

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Senator . Harding Outlines
Ideas for Establishment
of Harmonious Interna
tional Relations
1500 Farmers Hear Program of
. Xon-Patisan League in Sa
lina Hall
Security of France Declared
Heart of European
i Situation
. MARION, O.. Jan. 10. A pre
diction that President-elect . Har
ding's association of nations will
.permit the United States to as
sume its proper place in world
, affairs was made today by Wil
liam G. Sharp of Ohio, war-time
embassador to France and an at
tire supporter, of the Versailles
International Plan Outlined '
SALIKA, Kaa., Jan. 10. pear
ly 500 former service men repre
senting, cities in every section o!
Kansas, met today to perfect or
ganized resistance to efforts! of A.
lOWnier and linn-nnrlUsi
league organizers to establish thtt
league as a political weapon in
the hands of farmers and laboring
men of the stae. j
AppraxiniatiGy 1500 farmers
met in another hall to hear non
partisan l?age .speakers outline
the league's program. . ; - ,
Q. A. Kitterman, commander of
the Salina county legion post, out
lining the purposes of the anti
league meeting, declared former
service men were organizing to
"combat wha the people of Sa
una ana baiina county tnought a
Ha said there was no disposi
tion io obstructionist methods.
except that of "pitiless publicity
He added that the anti-league
delegates representative business
men, farmers and laboring men
League speakers described the
anti-lsague movement as one fos
tered by big business and politic
ians "hiding behind the American
Captain G. H..Mallot. manager
of the league in Kansas, denied
charges that th league program
was "un-American."
State Department Declares
That Passport Limitation
Will Not be Waived in
O'Callaghan Case
Delay of Departments Will
Allow Lord Mayor Time
to Accomplish Mission
Date of Annual Election is
Changed; Lunclieon Served
at 3Iarion
After a long talk with the
president-elect, Mr. Sharp said the
plan as outlined' did not accord
exactly with the Versailles pact,
but embodied the most useful fea
tures. He declared that far from
being dominated by an idea of in
ternational aloofness, Mr. Hard
ing was anxious to have 'the na
tion play Its full part in re-con-strnctlon.
Mr. Sharp, who' is a democrat
and who served as an appointee
of President Wilson, came to dis
cuss the league question at the
instigation of the president-elect.
"Senator Harding outlined his
Ideas of an establishment of In
ternational relationship," said Mr,
Sharp, "that, while it is not on
all fours with the league as I
favored it, yet it embraces some
of the most useful and important
features, a permanent court of
International arbitration, an as
sociation of nations and a usemnl
means of counsel. "I recognize
In view of the result at the polls
that the league of nations, so far
as this country is concerned, is
not to be. On the other hand
am most gratified to learn that
as far as . the . president-elect is
concerned, there is no danger cf
this country stepping into a state
of Isolation such as we might
have feared if a conception of
American aloofness from the cfr
'fairs of Europe were dominating
his mind.
America Cannot Stand Aloof
"He is Keenly alive to the fact
that America cannot be aloof;
that It must carry Its part of the
world's burden; that there exists
a mutuality of interests i between
it and Its allies in the late strug
gle ! which we can easily recog
nize.' ' 1
"The security of France is
Present Terminal Arrange.
ments Will Continue for
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10. Pass
port restriction will not be waived
by the state department to permit
entrance to the United States of
Daniel J. O'Callaghan, lord mayor
of Cork, who on his arrival last
week at Newport News as a stow
away and without a passport, was
temporarily admitted on parole by
the labor department.
The decision, announced today
by Acting Secretary Davis,
brought forth the assertion by
labor department officials that
jurisdiction still rested with the
secretary of labor. This indicated
a continuation of the controversy
between the two departments.
Davis Concurs Opinion.
Secretary Davis said that he
concurred in the opinion or the
solicitor of his department, as
. , . . , . i ui uiiu ivuai, ill at lucre
The hearing of the Interstate no reason to mftkft MM
tion in the case of O'Callaghan as
commerce commission In the Nor
thern Pacific terminal case, set
or January 14 In Portland, will
be postponed. No other date has
been fixed. The Oregon public
service commission yesterday con
sented to a postponement ; when
Informed In a message from J. P.
O'Brien, president of the terminal
company, that the company's con
stituent linen were joined by the
Great Northern and the Spokane,
Portland & Seattle in requesting
a postponement. Th? contending
roads have agreed that the pres
ent arrangements of terminal fa
cilities as applying to all roads
shall continue until the investi
gation is made and the commerce
commission makes a ruling.
The. desire for the postpone
ment requested is that all party
roads desire to negotiate ror a sat
isfactory agreement.
Hazelwood Company Is ,
. Refused New Trial
PORTLAND, Or.. Jan. 10.-
at! Hazelwood company, recently con.
the heart of the European situa
tion If European peace is to be
reasonably assured; and I hope
strongly that Senator Harding
will be able to develop a program
along the lines be is laying down
that will help accomplish these
The European situation was ; said.
victed of putting lime and soda
in moldy butter to remove the
rancidity, was denied a nw trial
todar by Judge R. S. Dean in the
federal court I jrHlXJ
"There was abundant evidence
to warrant the conviction returned
by the jury in the case the judge
also discussed by the presldent-
( Continued on page 6)
Tuesday morning Judge Bean
will pronounce sentence, he announced.
Four bills that were introduced in the senate yesterday
by Senator Wilson T. Hume of Portland are expected to pre
cipitate hard fights when they reach the floor. One of these
relates to membership on the state parole board, and the oth
er three propose a readjustment in the relation between the
public school and the private, sectarianism or parochial school
systems. ! ;
regards admission without a pass
port. He said he was communicat
ing his decision to Secretary Wil
son and added the intimation that
his department, acting -under the
war time powers given the presi
dent to regulate entry -of aliens.
might recommend that the depart
ment of justice be called upon to
deport the Irish mayor.
Labor department officials as
serted Secretary Wilson did not
recognize that the case of O'Cal
laghan had yet come within the
jurisdiction of the state depart
ment inasmuch as he had not
formally referred the case to that
department.' Secretary Wilson had i
not begun his consideration of the
case today , and' it was said he
would not take it under advise
ment untU It had .come to him
through regular channels. At the
state department It was said delay
of the secretary of labor in ren
dering a decision after having pa
roled O'Callaghan would permit
the lord mayor to accomplish bis
mission of testifying before the
commission from the committee of
100 investigating the Irish ques
tion regardless of whether he may
be eventually deported.
Labor Opposes Decision.
Labor department officials de
clared that should the secretary of
labor find O'Callaghan inadmissi
ble on immigration grounds, it
would not be necessary for the
secretary to refer the -waiving of
passport restrictions to the state
department. Should he find the
lord mayor Inadmissible, however,
he would then be called upon to
decide whether the exclusion of
O'Callaghan for having entered
without a jassport was a question
to be passed, upon by the state de
partment, h
While the state department
first held that O'Callaghan's case
had been brought before the de
partment by the astion of an im
migration inspector in Norfolk in
requesting advice. Secretary Davis
later stated he had amended this
decision and would not take the
case under advisement until it
had been brought to his attention
formally by the secretary of .labor.
When Secretary Davis learned
Secretary Wilson was not disposed
to consult the state department
and that he had paroled O'Callag
han. he again amended his decis
ion and asked for an opinion from
the solicitor.
At the annual election of direc
tors of the Oregon Growers' Co
operative association held here
yesterday, following the prefer
ences shown in the December pri
mary, the following were for
mally elected to serve the com
ing! year:
Jackson county Howard A.
Hill of Mvdford. C. C. Cate of
Medford, Gordon Voorhies of
.Med ford, and A. II. D&venhill of
Talent; Josephine county Clyde
E. Niles of Grants Pass; Douglas
count y W. E. St. John of Suther
lin. R. A. Bushenbark of Rose-
!mrg and G. W. Riddle of Riddle;
Lane count; :i. H." Harlow of
Eugene; Linn and Benton coun
ties- B. W. Johnson of Monroe;
Marion county Senator Charles
L. McNary of - Salem. Allan Bel
linger of Scot is Mills and Sey
mour Jones of Salem; Polk coun
tyFred Kwing or Salem and H.
S. liutz of Dallas; Yamhill county
Kenneth Miller of Sheridan,
George Zimmerman of Yamhill,
and, E. W. Matthews of Amity;
Washington county E. A. Rent
er of Forest Grove; Clackamas
and Multnomah counties C. A.
Jacques of Estacada; delegate at
targe. Fred Gron-ar of Hlllsboro.
The two amendments proposed,
the first of which provides that
beginning with 1921 the annual
meeting and election of directors
hall be held on the last Tuesday j
of April of each year, and that
the board elected in January of
1921 shall hold office until suc
ceeded by the board elected in
April of 1922. and the second
which provides that members
shall vote In the district where
'hey do business, instead of by
county lines, were almost unani
mously adopted and are now part
of the by-laws. The districts will
be determined by the board of
directors from time to time:
At the meeting following the
election of directors, reports were
read of the year's business by J.
O. Holt, packing manager; C. I.
Lewis, organization manager, and
R. C. Paulus. sales manager.
At the Mistland prune lunch
eon, served at the Hotel Marion.
all directors elected were present
with the exception of Senator Mc
Nary, E. W. Matthews of Amity,
and Fred Groner of Hlllsboro.
Others present included R. C.
Paulas. C. I. Lewis. M. O. Evans
and W. I. Staley. all of Salem;
J O. Holt of Eugene; A. A.
Hampson of Portland, and Ver
non R. Churchill of San Francis
co. The menu was as follows:
Cream of Mistland Prunes
Sweet Mixed Pickles
Roast Leg of Veal.
Mistland Prune Butter
Whipped Cream Potatoes
Mistland Prune Hot Biscuits
Stuffed Banana Prune Salad
Mistland Mince Pie
President-elect Opitose Elaborate
Fete If Impression of Kxtrav-
nganoe Is Created
Bond Firm Swindle James
' F. Callahan Millionaire
Mining Man Oat of $357,
000 Is Announcement
Hough Is Placed in Jail
While Leader Takes Life
When Police Come
SPOKANE. Wash., Jan 10.
James F. Callahan, millionaire
Wallace. Idaho, mining man.
whom the investment firm of
Milholland & Hough of Spokane,
ambezzled out of 1257,000. ac
cording to a confession which
MARION. Jan. 10. In the in
terest of national thrift. Presi
dentelect Harding tonight re
rcqu3std all officials arrangiug
for his Inauguration to abandon
all plans for an inaugural cere
Virginia Rea concert at the Heilig
Abandonment immediately ot
all plans for a celebration in con
nection with the inauguration of
President-elect Harding was an
nounced .tonight by E. B. McLean,
chairman of the Washington in
augural commute, in accordance
with the desire of Mr. Harding.
In a telegram to Mr. McLean.
Mr. Harding declared he pre
ferred simply to take th- oath of
office, deliver a brief address and
then take up his duties. He sa:d
It would make his position very
unhappy if the outlay for an elab
orate inaugural created the Im
pression ot extravagance. He al
so telegraphed Senator Knox of
Pennsylvania. In charge of tn
congressional end ot the plan 3.
suggesting that the proposal to
erect stands " on the capitol
grounds be abandoned. This
proposal has been the. subject ot
heat?d debatj in congress.
Mr. McLean, on receiving the!
Dnmrc rate vv ad
DVVILO 11110 ILill
Thirty-first Session of Law Makers Is Organized Gov
ernor's Message to be Delivered Before Joint Assem
bly This Morning Oregon First State to Have Wo
man Assistant Chief Clerk Miss Rosina L Miller Is
Unanimously Elected to Office .
With the election of Senator Roy V. Ritner of Pendleton
as president of the senate and Representative Louis EJ Bean
of Eugene as speaker of the house, the thirty-first legislative
session of the state of Oregon organized here yesterday. Sen
ator J. C. Smith of Josephine county called the senate to or
der. . In the house Representative K. K. Kubli of Multnomah
was elected temporary speaker.
The governor's message, which was to have been deliv
ered yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, was postponed until
this morning at 10:30 when the governor will deliver it be
fore the joint session of the two legislative bodies.
authorities state Jay P. Hough.
senior member of the . company, request of Mr. Harding for aban-
made to them yesterday, declared I donment of the celebration plans.
ore his arrival heie tonight from! Issued a statement say:ng
Wallace "if the boys had come to
Senator Hume's parole board
bill would place a restriction on
the personnel ot the state parole
board prohibiting any counsellor
or attorney-at-law, sheriff, court
clerk or any other officer of any
court from serving as a member
ot the parole board. The purpose
of the Mil Is to keep the parole
board entirely free from any per
rons whose regular occupation i.
connected with the handling of
criminals in the courts.
The first of Senator Hume's
school -bills would prohibit any
teacher In the public schools from
wearing any dress or garb indl
1 dicating his or her adherence to
any particular church or order.
Another of these bills Intro
duced by Senator Hume would
regulate private, denominational
or parochial schools by placing
them under the supervUion of th
slate department of education and
compelling them to meet all the
requirement! of law that are im
posed upon the regular public
Tbe third of the school bills
7ould reorganize the state board
of standardization of schools and
colleges by" removing froml ts
membership school super
intendent of the largest city In
the state, the representative of the
IndeDcndent College ITesident'a
association and the representative
of the Catholic Educational asso-
ii9(inn. Thin would leavd the
board to consist of the president
of the University of Oregon, pres
ident of Orecoa Agricultural col
lege, president of Oregon Normal
school, and the state supenuicu
dent of public instruction.
The most important provision
of the bill is that it would pro
hnn ih Ktandardization board
from standardizing any private
rirnrhial or' lenomInatioiia
school. roIJ?e or a-adruy. and
nnv nw ko standardized would
b stricken from the list.
Kfnalnr lltimn also IS
of a bill
nirj and laid the cards on the
table. I would have said 'forget
it. boys. rather than to have any
man commit suicide for me. I
rould not rind it in my heart to
judge any man as John Milhol
land has judged himself." he
Milholland Taken 111 Life.
Hough, following hla alleged
confession - to authorities yester
day, was placed under arrest and
a warrant charging embezzle
ment Issued for Milholland. While
police were seeking to gain ad
mittance to the Milholland resi
dence, he 'shot himself through
the head, according to the police.
"I do not believe Uiese boys
started out to do wrong, but one
is Just as guilty as the other,"
Mr. Callahan said. "They Just
kept going and getting in a little
worse till they got desperate..
"I know that Milholland was
the leader. He was the stronger
character, but Jay had plenty of
opportunity to tell me that I was
being victimized."
Mr. Callahan said that it was
Milholland who advised him to
buy the bonds, which, in Hough's
alleged confession, are forged.
Callahan declared the first bonds
he bought through Milholland &
Hough were genuine, but that
these, upon the advice of Milhol
land were turned and converted
Into bonds to pay more interest.
"The . last bonds I rot fmm
Milholland and Hough were sold
me on the understand in r that
they were tax exempt." Mr. Cal
lahan said. "I could hardly have
been expected to suspect that
their signatures were forge rie s
me authorities hav told me. Thi3
would be a task for a handwrit
ing expert and I never thought of
suspecting my friends of such 'a
thing. '
Ilofru Horn Are Hold
"These su list It ut Ions of bogus
stocks ran up to I32S.OOO Then
this fall Milholland came' to me
and suggested that I let him have
certain stock as collateral. He
said he needed the money, that
I realize, of coarse, how keen
will be Jhe disappointment to the
people of Washington, but I have
all along known how President
elect Harding felt with respect
to the expenditure of large sums
of money at this time.
"Because of Mr. 'Harding's
feeling it was always In doubt
about the Inaugural program be
ing carried out. I felt Senator
Hardingte friends and advisors
will be with him in this matter."
Elected Secretary of Fair
Board for Fifth
A. If. lit-a was today re-elected
unanimously as secretary of state
fair board and man
stale fair. The eteeMnn i- Ma'l tbers. amounting In all to a then
Senate Group Hears British
Cable Surveillance
" Charge
Charges that the British govern
ment exercises more surveillance
over American cable business
passing through the British laid
ana mat tne state aepanmeni nau
extended its controversy with the
Western Union Telegraph and Ca
ble company to bring in the Cu
ban government, cam? up today
before a senate committee consid
erinr Cable legislation.
Norman H. Davis, acting secre
tary ot state, and Newcorab Carl
ton, president of the Western Un
ion, conducted an argument over
the Cuban allegation when- Mr.
Davis denied it. Chairman Kel
logg ended the hearing by ques
tioning Mr. Carlton as to the Eng
lish practices. Clarence H. Mac
Kay, head of the Postal Telegraph-Cable
company, told th
committee that English secret
service authorities were obtain
ing copies of cable messages.
Mr. Carlton expressed reluct
ance to discuss the subject or
Enclish surveillance because "it
would make trouble," but at last
he could hypothecate my bonds ! yU!lied
Senator Banks was nominated
for temporary president by Sena
tor aPtterson of Polk and Ben
ton who referred to Banks at the
man who at the 1-glsUturs of
1919 made one of the beat
speeches of the session when he
nominated Senator Dimlck for
temporary presiding officer. Mos
er seconded the nomination ot
banks and be was elected unan
imously, according to program
Presiding Officer Smith appoint
ed Senators Eberhard aad Mover
to escort Banks to the chair. la
W I- I w .
luis tu. uean earn too tne beads SStraver ot
Organization of Both Bod
ies Announced by
but that his did not have a real
market value. . I gave him seven
hundred f hares of Anaconda Cop-
! per. COO of Inspiration and! aome
tutb In succession. Mr. Lea hasj
not been a candidate for the po-e
sition and has not decided wheth
er he will accept. He will reach
a dcisi3n a weak from today, he
With about 10 candidates in
the field who had applied for the
place. Mr. Lea "said that he wai
surprise to receive the votes of all
fiva members of the board, par
ticularly since he was not a can
A. C. Marsters of Corvallis was
elected president of the board to
succeed W . H. Savage of Corval
Us. and J. E. Reynolds of La-
Grande was elected vice president
to succeed Marsters. A. N. Bush
of Salem was re-elected treasurer.
Directors of the several depart
ments of the state fair will he
elected today.
Protection Is Asked
From Foreign Labor
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10. Pro
tection for the American laborer
from foreign "imports" on an
equality with the protection ac-j
corded American products by tar-j
ffr laws and asked of the senate
imm'gratlon committee todav by
Frank Morrison, secretary of the
American Federation ot Labor.
He added tht the position of the
federation as that of straight
out protection without reservation
for a period of two years from
alien labor.
"YV object. "he said, "to
throwing the doors wide op-n.
flooding Tlw American labor mar-
Fire Breaks Oat in ;
Commerce Building
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10. Fire
broke out tonight in the depart
ment of commerc? building. The
fire eemed to be confined to the
basement having originated in the
office of the engineer and as tne
building Is fireproof, firemen ex
pected to have the blaze under
Fire, alarms brought all fire
fighting apparatus from I lie down
town faction. Among these fire
men, i-cvaral were overcome ty
smoke. Including Frank Newman,
recently awarded the annual med
al ror the iiiont heroic work at
firen last yar.
Uncords stored in the basemen'
ket with cheap European labor.
lie said that reports Jimt re-, furnlhhed the flames with mater-
stithor eeived from labor officials in 141 tal and efforts of the firemen
to reeulate the practice cities showed the number of un- were largely directed toward ore- atnination of the firm's booki aud
enrity he gave me some bonds
which I thought were airtight.
It was not until I had to raise
over $100,000 last month within
ten days to pay a court decree, in
a divorce case that I learned that
these were worthless. I needed
the money and couldn't get it.
Milholland would come to Wal
lace, clip the coupons and send
me their check for the bond in
terest. I Just got notice today
that a check for $9..r,00 given to
me by them on the Guaranty
Trust company of New York has
been protested."
Mr. ( jillahaa licatiic Spokane
Mr. Callahan arrived in Spok
ane with his attorney. Walter C.
Hansen, and two friends. The
first thing the party did cn their
arrival was to" have dinner. Mr.
Callahn. according to his friends.
is in the best spirits. He talked
with newspapermen quite freely
regarding the affair.
No inquest into the death of
Milholland will be held. Couuty
Coroner William Newman, said
tonight. "The case if Milholland
is plainly suicide.' he said
Prosecuting Attorney W. C.
Myer, In an interview declared
"there is nothing to show that
funds handled by Millholland and
Hough other han thos beloifg
ing to Mr. Callahan were ember.
zled." He announced his int?r.
tion to press the case as soon aa
a receiver for the concern ha
oven appointed and the eoinpauy's
books and papers examined.
Milholland. his wife stated to
newtspaiprmen. carried insurance
of $21,000. He is said to have
u.!' a nrr will laft Paturdav
The offices or the firm of Mil
holland and H.nieh w?re not
opened today. Employt-s stayed
away from the- work pending ex-
Ten days after messages hve
been transmitted." he explained,
"onr copies are turned over to the
British secret service which keps
them for a few hours and then re
turns tbem. No exception Is made
and the American ofticial diz-patch-s.
like the dispatches to all
other countries to and from Eng
land, are included. I have been
assured official messages are no',
even Inspected but that they are
in th-; physical possession of the
authorities while other message
are being inspected."
The orders for the surveillance
were issued. Mr. Carlton vx
plained. oceans:? of disturbed con
ditions in Great Britain and Eur
ope. Mr. Davis and President Carl
ton argued with considerable heat
over the stat? department's oppo
sit'on to the Western Union's at-'
tempted connection with the Bri
tish cable system in Brazil via
the Barbados cable.
The Western Union head Insist
ed that "American officials" had
made representations to the Cu
ban government and Mr. Davis
replied that no one but the stat?
department had authority to take
such a step.
of their respective bodies. . j
President Ritner's appointments
were as follows:
Agriculture and Forestry Por
ter. Robertson, Nickelsen,-Thomas,
Alcoholic Traf flc Farrell, Ed
dy. Ellis, Lachmund. Strayer.
Assessment and Taxation Bell.
Dennis.. Hume, Hall, Porter. .
Banking Ryan.' Robertson.
Hall. Staples, Joseph.
Claims Thomas. Eddy. Pat
Commerce and Navigation Ed
wards, Hall, Moser, Norblad. Joseph.
Counties Hume. Staples. Ryan
County and State Officers
Vinton. Bell. Ryan. Eberhard.
Education Staples. Eberhard.
Hume. Gill. Edwards.
Election and Privilege Dennis.
Lachmund. Patterson. '
Engrossed Bills Smith. Tar-
rell. Dennis. . -
Enrolled Bills Ellis. Bell. Hall
Federal Relations Ellis. Vin
ton. Patterson.
Fishing Industries Norblad
Smith. Moser. .Banks. Jones. Ed
wards, Nicbelsen.
Game Robertson. Dennis. Gill,
Bell. Farrell.
Horticulture Lachmund. Nick
elsen. Jones. . -
Industries Jones. Vinton.
Lachmand. Farrell. Strayer.
Insurance - Banks, Robertson.
Moser, Jones, Hare.
Irrigation and Drainage Up
ton. Ellis. Eberhard. Strayer.
Banks. Lachmund. Bell.
Judiciary Moser. Banks. Ryan.
Eberhard. Hare. Vinton, Jones,
Norblad. Upton.
Medicine. Dentistry and Pharm
acy Smith, Home. Farrell. Sta
pies. Ellis.
Military A Hairs Joseph. Up
ton. Bell.
Mining Strayer. Hume. Smith.
Municipal Affairs Rabertson.
Vinton. Joseph. Norblad. Edwards.
Penal Institutions Hare. La
Follette. Porter.
Printing Gill. Dennis. Hare.
Public Buildings and Institu
tions LaFollette. Ryan. Thomas.
rublic Lands Nickelsen. Gill.
(Continued on page )
Baker. If the 29 Re
publican members - made aom
demonstration of Just pride.
Dead Members Enlodard
Colonel Merrier In his prayer
paid touching tribal to the late
Senators Baldwin. Dlmkk and
Huston, all of whom have died
since the session of 1919.
Chief Justice Burnett swore In
the new members of the senate
at 10:29 o'clock -
Senator Eddy in nominating
Senator Ritner for the presidency
aald the session ef the next 40
days will have before it the most
aerions questions.
Tribute Paid Rltster
I feel that It la m happy inci
dent.- said Eddy, "that agre
meats have been reached thai
eliminate any contention tn thv
organization of th senate.
He referred, to Senator Ritner
as a legislator of experience. . a
splendid citizen and patriot.
The nomination was seconae-i
by Senator Upton of Prtnevll;
and by Senator Moser of Multno
mah. In brief speeches.
By roll call the election of Rit
ner was unanimous, except imi
Ritner by courtesy voted for
Senator Eddy.
John P. Hunt of Woodburn was
the nnopposed choice for chief
clerk or the senate. Ha was nom
inated without comment by Sen
ator Lou is Lacbmnad of Marion
and the nomination was second
ed by Farrell ot Multnomah. Mr.
Hunt has for many sessions been
assistant chief to John W. Coch
ran. Upon motions made from the
floor. Senators Eberhard of
Union. Porter of Linn, and Stray
er of Baker were appointed a com
mittee on credentials; Senators
Norblad of Clatsop. Bell of Lane
and Vinton of Yamhill were ap
pointed a committee on perma
nent organization aad order of
business, and Senators Ryan of
Clackamas. Thomas ot Jackson
and Moser of Msltnomah were
appointed a committee to notify
the chief justice of the supreme
court that the senate was in ses
sion and the new members ready
to receive administration of ths
oath of office.
A recess ot IS minutes was
taken to await the arrival of Chief
Justice George II. Burnett.
(Continued on page S)
Naval Balloonists Push
Back to Civilization
"... s
of -hlronodv Droviding for the employed to be 1.813.272 and said Tenting tha fire from spreading.. papers which authorities
without pay.
of a state board to serve be would not "dare estimate what Among the records were those f.
-l .... .li. 1 V Oil rnnilll
tha tatal of allcltle would show.-, the 18 W census.
(Continued on page 6)
Oregon members of the presidential electoral college met
in Salem yesterday and elected George E. Waters of Salem to
fill the place on the Oregon board of five electors left vacant
by the removal from Oregon of J. R. Richardson of Portland.
Richardson left the state after the election and became dis
qualified to serve.
Waters is a Salem tobacco dealer and an active Repub
lican. "
The election of Mr. Waters was the result of a deadlock
by the four other members over Herman Von Borstel and
Charles Lockwood. both of Portland, who were candidates lo
succeed Richardson.
The other members of the board are M. C. George1 of
Portland. Josenh Hume of Brownsville. darenc Hotchkiss nf
their arrival. The three officers: r4i.i m'u-. t tui tij ir.
I are reported In good physical con- i iwuu ux xunuuu. avuu v as ce-
diuon lectcd to take the Oregon ballot ti Washington.
MATTICE. Ont.. Jan. 10. The
three American naval balloonists
who are 'mushing" their way
I hack to civilization from Moose
Factory. Ont.. where they found
shelter after one of the most thril
ling adventures In the annals of
the American navy, will arrive
here tomorrow afternoon. They
are announced tonight at Skunk
Island, a day's journey from Mat
tic o. i r
Information to this effect wa
received tonight from Earl
Trowse. a KPide sent put In ad
vance by newspaperment awaiting