The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, January 25, 1921, Page 1, Image 1

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Lack of Harmony Among Teach
er Would Impair Erricienry
f legislation
Universal Love, Christ's
Ideal, ,is Power That is
Destined to Conquer Un
rest, Speaker Avers.
Speaker f Advises Against
Violence in Assisting
T Russia
One of the greatest ovations
ever tendered a Salem guest was
that given; last night by the peo
ple Of the city to their distin
guished visitor, Count lilya Tol
stoy.; second son of the great
Russian author, Leo Tolstoy. It
was'freqdently remarked through
out the audience that never had
the army I an dltorlum been so
tared to accommodate a crowd.
Though the lecture was not to
begin until o'clock, at 7:30
nothing but standing- room was
available, many were turned away
and 1 others willingly stood
throughout the program.
The appearance of Count Tol
stoy la strikingly like that of the
pictures of his great father, and
the Indelible print of bis life is
given expression in the thought
life of the son. Count Tolstoy
' rives the impression of one who
Is a. searcher after the best and
. deepest things of life. The
things that. In making the inner
man. controls the home and
reaches out and grasps the solu
tion of the brotherhood of man.
Introduced by Soldier .
Seated : upon the platform with
Count Tolstoy were prominent
members of the Rotary club and
djutant ; General George A.
White who introduced the speak
er on behalf of the club, through
whose activities the lecture was
" made possible. Mr. White spoke
briefly on the privilege awarded
the neople of the city in bearing:
so distinguished a speaker, and
also gave due credit to the Rotar-
lans for their part in the program
of the evening. 4;
Count Tolstoy made no opening
remarks, but at once confined
himself to the subject of his lec
tor, and challeneged bis hearers
with his first great truth, that,
"mankind is now suffering1 the
punishment of five years of war,"
and -"Russian freedom Is turned
Into Bolshevism, which is almost
as great an evil as war." Tie
po)re of Bolshevism as a new kind
of slavery, not born in Russia, but
Id 1903 in the Socialistic confer
ence In Gsneva and later in Lon
don. -
KoMJerV Lives Chenp'
The second cause for Bolshev
lra. he said, was the revolt of ihe
former Russian slaves. Slavery
vss supposed to have been abol
ished In 1861, but it was not un
til 1917; the speaker said.
- "In America it is not generally
wnderstood what the Russian sol
dier had to contend with." the
speaker said. "A soldier's life
Is held cheaper than a chicken,
and when Russia gave up fight
er. In two and a half years sine
had lost more soldiers than all
the allies together in five years."
Everything mustrbe national
ized, according to the Bolshevists
In, grain, farms, schools, busi
ness, etc," he explained. The Bol-
aevists bellevefirst in force. In
this connection. Count Tolstoy Il
lustrated the fallacy of this, with
the words, "You cannot open the
ttw of paradise by. violence."
The doctrine of Bolshevism
gave power to the lowest element
of the city, which was tempted by
reed and drunken with power.
From 15 to $20 a month they
ow made $2,000 or $3000 a day
in Russian money. Many worked
oat from 15 minutes to one hour
day. in consequence of this, 80
Per cent of the factories were
closed and the 20 per cent left
r . mnoractured war ma
wrlal asnd clothing for the sol
ders, and these were operated at
great loss." . .
1 ' , t ,47,cn Presses Used
,w,n,3r one thing is the Bol
m !u.cvceMtul. Count Tolstoy
aid, and that is in printing mon
l.'J -1" thing standing in his
!mJ .new reM have been
?hre,V?ork?m Affi6riCa t0 ha8tCD
RuMiLriinf lt visit to
auemnt . ni: To,8to as he
attempted to board his car at Pet-
erou. it .V r" were BO
in llil M Im08We tor him
ruble being worth llVSSK
tn itidt m i ., V.1 cents
i win; c' ?PC through
nound of hi,tt- - .v.VV ne
worth $10:Vnd;oranlZVu"
?nAA,anvmonejr' a 08 brought
8000 rubles, and everything else
wag in accordflnrA tk
id not attempt to carry money
thJflr Wkt- but in baskets
nd bags.- Money was plentiful
. ut provisions scarce. : Eleven per
1 " peopiejren dying and
An amicable '.adjustment of
tcachtrs' tenure is the object of
a concurrent resolution introduc
ed yesterday by Senator liuine of
Multnomah county. It calls for
the postponement of the Staples
tenure bill, now pending, and pro
vides that a special committee of
two eenate and three houso mem
bers be appointed to investigate
the tenure question during the
ut-xt two years and report at th
next session of th-? legislature.
The resolution points out that
certain school directors are work
ing Tor the passage of the Staples
bill, while certain teachers or
ganizations are working for its
defeat, and that this has a ten
dency to destroy the confidence
ami harmony that -should exist
and will without question tend
to seriously Impair the efficiency
of the conduct of the public
schools In the school district to
which ihe provisions of said bill
applies." The measure refers to
the Portland district.
Efforts of the National Educa
tion association to bring about a
uniform teachers' tenure of office
law for all the states are called
to the attention of the legislature
In the Hume resolution.
The resolution avers that the
integrity and efficiency lot the
public school system is one of the
greatest responsibilities resting
upon the legislative assembly, and
that the assembly should consider
the interests of the pupils and
the teachers as 'well as those of
the supervising and controlling
officers and boards of directors.
and that "complete harmony and
perfect confidence should at all
times exist, betwsen the boards
of school directors and the teach
ers in order to Insure efficient
and proper administration of all
matters pertaining to the conduct
and maintenance of the public
Under the resolution the spec
ial committee provided would
have authority "to hold private
and public meetings and hearings
at which all interested may he
heard and to seek such informa
tional aid as may be obtainable
from the National Education as
sociation relating to the subject
and to do and perform all and
everything deemed necessary and
proper to a complete understand
ing and report to the next regu
lar session of the legislature of
the stat of Oregon the result of
such investigation, together with
such recommendations as the
committee may deem requisite to
safeguard the interests of the
public school system so far as
thev relate to employment and
dismissal of teachers in such
schools." i
President of Bethlehem Steel
Corporation Declares the
Expenses of Schwab Not
Charged to Construction.
Photostat Copies of Vouch
ers Reveal History of
Troops Maintains! in Vladivostok
for Frntet'tioii of Japanene
TOKIO. Jan. 21. Kiyoslil Nak
karhoji. former minister 'of agri
culture and commerce, continued
his interpellation in the diet to
day concerning the failure of
Japan to obtain benefits from the
war. and also concerning the
situation in China and Siberia.
"The whnle province," he said.
' is fat being bolsh4vised. What
will the goernmenf do?" '
Premier llara answered that it
was . impossible to prevent, the
iiolsheviration of an alien land.
Again taking the rnstnnn. Mr.
Xakkashoji asked: "Does not th
government intend to take steps
against the bolshevik, menace
even If the peace of the' Far East
to seriously. Jeopardized?"
Premier Mara responded that
whatever the result of the bolshe
vik 'predominance Uiere was no
l!lrflihnrwl nf the nnra ilinar an
vi.ttr vAnir t a, I ... ..... I ., ' '
.civ luuiv, van. .uf rng. as the movement wa con
R. Grace, .president of the Beth-1 fined to Russian territory. Me
lehem Steel corporation, appeared explained that Japanese troops
inni.Kf hofn u'ot.h nnmrrso. were in Vlad i votok and vl
AmeHcaii YanU Have Facilities
for ;renter Keeil Tlinn English.
Nhip nuilditi Concerns
Steel corporation, appeared I explained that Jai
i hofnro tl.o onnfroa- Were tn VladiVO
. . fc , . . , . . , . . I " ' ni v, in 'iv i in viiuuiriavv
affairs of the United States ship
ping board and corroborated the
testimony of Charles M. Schawb
that no part of the latter's per
sonal expenses as aa officer of the
Emergency Fleet corporation had
been charged to ship construc
tion. .
Colonel F. H. Abadie, ' former
controller-general of the board,
and Perley Morse, an accountant.
previously had notified the com
mittee of the discovery of a vouch
er lor 1269.543.53, alleged to
cover personal . expenses 01 Mr.
Schawb during ' October, 1918,
when he was director-general of
the fleet corporation. An audit of
the Bethlehem shipbuilding cor
poration's books, they added, dis
closed that. $100,000 r ot -Vhls
amount had been charged to ship
construction. Mr. Morse explained
however, that when he made his
bolshevism a to protect' Japanese
interests. He contended that
Japan had a fixed policy in Si
beria which h'ad n-Bver been al
tered. Vlscaunt Takaaki tvato. oppo
sition - leader, asserted that no
government policy had ever been
sc conspicuous ior want of unity
rnd lack rf proper efforts for the
attainment of justifiable claims as
lhat of the present ministry.
NEW YORK. Jan. 24. The
I'nited: States led the world In
the total of gi-ot-g tons of mer
chant vessels launched in 1920.
according to Hgure- made public
today by Lloyds register of ship
ping. The total launching for all na
tions, in the Fnited States yard
in 1920 were r,.S61.(MiO gross
tens, a decrease of almost 1.300.
Ooo from the 1919 figure but an
increase of more than 4
over 191X. The total for the
Fnited States was 2. 4;, ( tons.
hile Great Britain was second
with 2.$.:.i4tno tons. Japan
launched,uft0 ton last year,
a decrease fhniC1 tons in
Lloyd s points out that at th
beginning of 1920 the Fnited
States and Creat lirita'in had on
band practically the same amount
of construction to be completed
and credit .American yards with
greater speed than those in Great
Britain In that this country ex-!
Ceetted England's total by 20 per
The decline In the total world
tonnatre launched was attributed
to the decline in the American
shipbuilding program. American
launchings being 1.600.000 tons
less than in the previous year.
British production showed a gain
of more than 40t1.000 tns. Other
countries launched " a total of
al.out 1.330.000 tons during 1920
fcr about 20,000 tons Itss than in
In comparison with pre-war
figures, the launchings in the
Fnited States were nine times as
great as in 1913, and throughout
th world ; there was a gain of
about 75 per cent. For the first
time since the beginning of the
war Great Britain last year ex
ceeded its 1913 figures, the gain
being about 7 per cent.
Policy of Governor Express
ed in Five. Bills to Go to
Legislature; Follow Spec
ial Message Given Yesterday.
Measures May Wot be Ac
corded Easy Sledding
By Members
Frame House Along Entire Block
Am Splintered and TwUtrd by
Force of Explosion
report concerning the voucher hej L.0ng-F0Ught Bill IS Carried
By Margin of 13 Votes;
Authors Hopeful
Business Interests Anxious
To Resume Relations
With Late Enemies -
NEW YORK, Jan. 25. -One Vr
the first acts of the Incoming na
tional administration, Harold
Knutson, Republican representa
tive from Minnesota said here to
night, will be to conclude peace
with .Germany and Austria.
"The business interests of this
country are anxious to resume re
lations with our late enemies,"
he declared in a speech before
tlm New York Lutheran society.
"Congress sought to conclude for
mal peace bat was prevented from
doing so by presidential reto. The
war is over and there can no
longer be any excuse for our not
doing so." '
He characterized the present
foreign policy of the United States
as indefensible, saying it was de
nrlvlnr America of a market con
taining 75.000.000. It will take
years to regain ground wnicn w
daily being lost, be said, adding
that America's rallure to partici
pate in the world wide commerce
is largely responsible for the con
omlc depression."
Representative Knutson also
advocated restrictive immigration
(Continued on page 4)
Hume Would Punish
Robbery With Death
Punishment by death will be
meted out to "stick-up" men for
robbery or attempted , robbery, l
a bill instituted by Senator Hume
passes the legislature.
The Hume bill will make it an
offense nunishable by hanging to
assault with intent to Kin or w
niac nnv nerson in jeopardy of
his life by reason of disposition
to kill on the part of the assail
ant The senator believes the
measure would have the effect of
driving a big percentage of Ore
gon's criminals from tne state.
did not certify and cannot now
say whether this Item was not
eventually allocated or charged.
Mr. Grace explained that ihe
payment of $269,543.53 had been
made to Mr. Schwab In accordance
with the regular method pursued
in reimbursing Mr. Schwab for ex
penditures made by him and his
office organization .in connection
with the company's business.
In distributing this item among
the various departments of the
business. $100,000 of it was
charged to the Bethlehem Ship
building : corporation, which is a
Bethlehem subsidary in charge ot
shipbuilding. It was not charged.
the witness said to the cost of
ships as had been testified by
Colonel Abadie. As a matter ot
fact, Mr. Grace added, the Bethle
hem company never claimed this
I $100,000 was an item of cost
I against government ships, but
charged that amount to profit and
; Mr. Grace submitted photostat
copies of various vouchers and
other papers purporting to show
the history of this' transaction
from beginning to end. V
Irving N. Kulner, an account
ant employed by Perley Morse and
company, preceded Mr. Grace on
the stand. He was identified as
the man who discovered and re
ported the voucher In question.
Kulner testified it was a Bethle
hem Steel corporation voucher
drawn to C. M. Schwab and that
the word "personal": was not on
that voucher. The witness ex
plained he did not. trace the
voucher and had no knowledge of
the final disposition of the Item.
He admitted that a further
search which was prevented by the
stopping of the audit, might have
disclosed a credit. He confirmed
Mr. Morse's testimony that he
(Kulner) had been Informed by
an employe of the Bethlehem cor
poration that the $100,000 bad
been disallowed.
George S. Burgess, a partner in
the auditing firm, said he had no
personal knowledge of the vouch
er for $289,000 charged to per-
sonal expenses of an officer of the
shipbuilding corporation other
than that obtained from the men
who made the audit. He said he
had seen the work sheet and went
to Philadelphia, but when he ar.
rived there the auditors of his
company had been excluded from
the shipyard.
Burgess said he never heard
that Glllen wa told that the
voucher was "all right" until he
read Gillen's testimony. In the
newspapers. In reply to questions
by Congressman Foster. Burgess
ald he had dictated the statement
regarding the $289,000 voucher
which Mr. Morse had previously
read into the testimony.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 24. By a
margin or 13 votes, ihe senate
late today passed the long-fought
bill for federal regulation of . the
meat packers and other agencte
of the livestock Industry. ;
The vote was 46 to 33. The
legislation now goes to the house
with its supporters hopeful. A
special rule. to expedite house ac
tion is to be sought.
Most Democrats supported the
bill while a majority of the Re
publicans opposed it. The party
lineup was 18 Republicans and
28 Democrats for nassaee. with
23 Republicans and 10 IVmocrats
All fundamental features of
the legislation as presented by
the agricultural committee as a
substitute for the original Ken-yon-Kendrick
bill were retained
by the senate.
Only two important amend
ments were adopted by the sen
ate before passing the bill. One
by Senator Wadsworth. Repub
lican. New York, would include
rorses, mules and goats within
the operations of .the bill. An
other by Senator Pittman. Dem
ocrat. Nevada, would exempt all
persons whose chief business Is
livestock growing -or production
of agricultural products from the
bill s provisions.
Other amendments adopted in
cluded one by Senator Borah. Re
publican, Idaho, providing t that
all proceedings of the livestock
commission should be open to the
publlci and an amendment by
Senator Pomeren. Democrat,
Ohio, declaring that upon enact
ment of the bill all supervision
of the federal trade commission
over the livestock industry should
be terminated and transferred to
the livestock commission.
Chaplains at State Institu
tions are Subject of
Eber hard's Measure
Tuesday rain west, rain or snow
east portion: moderate to fresh
southerly winds, v .":
Governor Olcott's policy for
the preservation of scenic beaut
ies along the public highways or
the state, announced several
months ago and In which the gov-1
ernor has had the assistance of
a special committee appointed by
him to devise methods of working
out the program, has' formulated
the policy into a definite pro
gram embodied in five bills to be
introduced in the legislature. The
bills follow a special message
irom tne governor wnicn was
read -yesterday in both house and
The bills extend to the highway
department complete authority
over roads, rights of way and ad
jacent strips of land, and mem
bers of the roads and highways
committees say the committees
will not be able to agree upon the
bills as they are- Because of this
feeling it is apparent that the
governor's policy for tourist at
traction may not be accorded the
easiest of sledding by Che legis
lature.' The first of the. bills extends
to the state highway commission
complete and permanent control
over state roads and highways,
requires persons making any al
terations in highways or rights
of way to procure permits from
the stat" highway engineer, and
makes violations ot the act a mis
demeanor. . -
A portion of one section of this
bill reads to the effect that "no
state road orj highway shall be
dug up for laying or placing
pipes, conduits, sewers. . wires,
railways or other objects, and no
trees or shrubs in or on any state
road or highway shall be planted.
trimmed or removed, and no ob
struction placed thereon, without
written permit, as hereinbefore
providd (from th state highway
commission or engineer) and then
only In accordance with the regu
lations of such state highway
commission, or the state highway
engineer acting under the direc
tion of such commission." The
person procuring the permit
would be required to file a bond
guaranteeing compliance with the
The second bill empowers the
Hate highway commission to ac
quire rights of way along state
highways tor the maintennce and
preservation of scenic beauties
along the highways. The provis
ion is that the commission may
acquire "by purchase, donation
or by proceedings In eminent do
main, rignts of way, land or
trees and ground necessary for
the culture and support thereof
on or along the course of aay
state highway or any public high
way within a maximum distance
of 300 reet on each side of the
center thereof, and In any case
where the acquisition of such
lights of way, land and trees will
be. tor the ben?rit of the state
highway or public highway In
aiding the maintenance and pres
ervation of the roadbed of such
highway or atd In the malnte-
MEMPIHS. Tenn.. Jan. 24.
Ten negroes dead, approximately 1
a score Injured, some probably
fatally, and property damage esti
mated at $200,000, made up the
known toll tonight of an explos
ion or 8000 gallons of "casing
bead" gasoline awaiting unload
ing from a tank tar to the plant
or the Colyar Reese company,
here, which let go this morning
with a blast that wrecked a part
ot the oil plant, leveled a block
of, frame dwellings and shook the
entire north end of the city.
Colyar Reese, president of the
oil company, attributed ,the ex
plosion to spontaneous combus
tion due to the lack or contact
with the atmosphere or vapor es
caping from the tank car when
the metallic cap was removed
preparatory to unloading.
It was said that representatives
or the United States bureau of ex
plosives and experts from the re
finery from which the car was
shipped will arrive .tomorrow to
investigate the explosion.
The force of the explosion
splintered . a row of frame tene
ment bouses along the entire
block. The occupants were blown
to the street or .caught under the
falling timbers. When the police
and firemen reached the scene.
streets and alleys were covered
with splintered timbers and torn
and twisted household goods, with
the dead and injured' caught in
the tangled mass. '--
Andrew McKinley, the negro
who removed the dome from the
taak car when the explosion oc
curred, was hurled several hund
red feet. He was badly burned
and died tonight. McKinley was
quoted as saying that when he re
moved the cap gas rose to a height
of 20 feet and formed a pall or
black -smoke, which ignited and
exploded. - Almost simultaneous
ly pools of oir on the ground
caught fire and a second explos
ion occurred. One report was
that McKinley used a chisel In at
tempts to remove the cap from,
the car: This, however, could not
be verified. Mr. "Reese stated
that bis investigation disproved
any theory other than that the ex
plosion was caused by spontan
eous combustion. -
Increases Sufficient to Pay
7 Per Cent Asked; Trolley
Service in Oregon Operat
ed at Distinct Loss to the
DEFICIT AT $54,373
Company Serves Salem,
Eugene, Springfield
And West Lynn
A, the request of six judges in
Multnomah county. Senator Sta
ples yesterday introduced a bill
making Saturday afternoon ot
every week a non-judicial day Inj
all counties of the state or 100,
000 population or more.
A full-time Protestant chaplain
at a salary of $3,000 a year, and
a part-time Catholic chaplain at
s salary of $1,500 a year, was
provided In a bill introduced by
Senator Eberhard yesterday fer
service at the state institutions.
They would be required to appor
tion their time among the insti
tutions in Salem as dfrected by
the state board ot control.
By request Senator Thomas in
troduced a bill yesterday provid
ing that the county court ot Jack
son county cancel out the coun
ty's claims against the sheriff and
county -clerk on account of county
money which was held in the
Bank, of Jacksonville at the time
ot the failure of that Institution.
Senator Lachmund introduced
a bill to increase the salary of the
atate tax commissioner from $25,
00 to $3000 a year.
In compliance with' an announ
cement made by him at the be
ginning of the session. Senator
Norblad introduced a bill to have
the state highway commission
make preliminary surveys for an
interstate bridge between Oregon
and Washington and report back
to the legislative session of 1923.
Senator Eddv introduced a bill
which, if passed, would require I nanc and preservation of the
Allied Representatives Hear
Experts on Germany s
Failure to Disarm
PARIS, Jan. 24. The supreme
council, composed of representa
tives of Great Britain, Italy,
France, Belgium and Japan, to
day heard the military experts
and later conferred regarding the
rallure of Germany to disarm as
provided by the treaty of. Ver
sailles. The experts were asked
to make recommendations to in
sure the disarmament. Tomor
row the council will take up the
situation of Austria, instead ot
reparations. Lloyd George and
Aristide Briand. it is understood.
desire an opportunity to talk over
the repartitions question before
the subject comes up before the
full council, .
In this connection the premiers
are said 10 be considering having
the German representative sit
with the council before the final
decision on ' reparations. The
British delegates is believed to
favor inviting the Germans to
take part in the discussion after
the allies come to an understand
ing among themselves.
Increases In fares n an or Its
Oregon lines are demanded by
the Southern Pacific company In
applications filed yesterday with
the public service commission.
The cities where the lines are op
erated are Salem. Eugene, Spring
field and West Lynn. Increases
sufficient to yield 7 per cent on
investment are asked.
At West Lynn the company's
investment is given as $5713.40.
For the fiscal year ending June
30. last, it is claimed the operat
ing revenues we're $14,455 and
operating expenses $17,154, mak- -Ing
a deficit ot $2699.
The investment in the Eurene
and Springfield lines Is said to be
$519,856 originally on which the
7 per cent return would be $36,
039. Revenues for the fiscal
year ending June 30 were $67.
116. according to the company's
application, while the . expenses
ran up to $103,116, leaving a
deficit of $36,000.
In Salem the company's origin
al investment was $416,110. on
which a 7 per cent return would
be $34,027.70. Revenues for the
fiscal year ending June SO were .
$103,481 and expense $119,128,
leaving- a deficit of $15,674.
The total deficit on all lines Is
$54,373. In all the cities the
company's equipment la said now
to represent much more than the
original investment due to in
creased "roitc - -: - '
Taxation Exemptions :
Wanted For Soldien
Representative Frank Daver ot
j Marion yesterday Introduced in
me nous? a diii wnicn ii paaseq
will exempt from taxation proper
ty of any honorably discharged
Union soldier or tailor of the Mex
ican war, the War of the RebeK
lion, or the Indian wars in the
state ot Oregon or of the-wldow
or aay such soldier or sailor pro
viding she has remained unmar
ried. The bill specifies exemp
tion for all property not to exceed
In taxable value $1000.
Mr. Davey Is author ot two
other bills introduced yesterday,
one for the repeal ot that section
of the law on the sale of oleo
margarine, which requires gro
cers to keep record of all sales
made ot that product.
The other is to make It unlaw
ful to bait birds. According to
Mr. Davey there are certain plac
es near Portland, placea to which
birds are attracted by sprinkling:
grain in order to furnish sports.
men with game for their shoot
ing matches. '
the investigation and correction
of unsanitary school buildings.
Elimination of Inequalities
Amonq Districts is.
Death of Soviet Lenine
Declared Fantastic Rumor
LONDON. Jan. 24. The re
ports of the death of Premier Le-:
nine of soviet Russia and of a re
cent attempt to assassinate him
by means of a bomb are character
ized in a Moscow wireless dispatch
received today as "fantastic ru
NEW, YORK, Jan. 24: Thirty
one firms and Individuals in the
plumbing trade indicted last Fri
day on charges of violating the
state anti-trust laws, pleaded not
guilty today In supreme court.
A county unit system ofVaxa
tion for school districts is to be
embraced in a bill-- not being
prepared by a committee of the
county superintendent's associa
tion of the state.
- The object Is to eliminate the
J inequalities that now exist among
the districts and which long hae
been unsatisfactory and the tar
get "of criticism.
Under the proposed bill school
districts would be. divided Into
three classes, city district, village
districts, or those having trom
500 to 1,000 pupils, and county
districts. Taxation in the -city
and the village districts would be
left as at present, but all the
smaller districts would work as
Ambassador Geddes Goes
To Paris For Conference
LONDON. Jan. 24. Sir Auck
land Geddes. the British ambassa
dor to the United States who ar
rived here today from New York,
is expected to leave tomorrow for
Paris to' confer with Premier
Lloyd George and Earl Curzon.
secretary of state for foreign af
fairs. The ambassador will not
stay abroad more than a month.
The police closely guarded the
movements of Sir Auckland from
the ship to the train at Liverpool
cn his arrival and also at the sta
tion in London. Permits to the
landing station at Liverpool were
denied all persons except officials
who went there to greet the am
ST. HELENS. Ore.. Jan. 24.
Fire, which apparently originated
in a hot box in the upper story
of the St. Helens Flour mill early
tonight, destroyed the building
and contents. Including about five
a unit and have a uniform levy. hundred bushels of wheat and con
Each of the county districts would
have a local advisory committee.
1 Central supervision would be
provided for the county districts.
siderable flour, the loss which Is
estimated at between ten and fif
teen thousand dollars was only
partly covered by insurance.
attractions and the scenic beau
ties thereof."
The third measure gives to the
highway commission power to ac
nulre by purchase, agreement.
donation cr condemnation parks'
or parking places along the high
ways for the convenience and ac
commodation of the traveling
The fourth bill makes It un
lawful to injure or destroy trees
standing on or along a public
road or state highway without
ihe permission of the highway
"om mission and provides a pen
alty Tor violation of the proposed
The rifth bill Is similar to tha
fourth, requiring permission from
.hi state highway engineer, or
his officers or employes to injur
or destroy a tree on a state road
r highway for the reason that it
Is considered an obstruction.
The governor's special message
?n the nubject ot preserving the
scenic beauties ot highways reads
as follows:
"To the Speaker and Members
f the House or Reoresen tat Ives,
ot the Oregon Legislature:
"As Indicated to y-ou In my
message delivered at the opening
r this session I consider the
question of the preservation of
scenic beauties along our high
ways or .urflcler.t moment to
touch upon it In a special mes
sage tn your honorable body. If
you will bear with me I urge up-
BT 1
Lee, Multnomah, Introduces
Bill to Urge Support
Of Congressmen
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The Oregon members of con
gress are urged to support an
amendment to the constitution of
the United States, extending the
term of office of the president to
eight years in a joint memorial in
troduced in the hoase yesterday
afternoon by Representative Lee
or Multnomah.
Arguments in favor ot the
amendment, as set forth by Mr.
Lee are that each election causes
a financial and commercial di
turbance in .the country, that the
granting of the franchise to th
women of the country has practi
cally doubled the number of votes,
that It is always expected that a
president will be a candidate to
succeed himself, and that a roar
year term U not long, enough to
permit the chief executive to for
mulate a. well defined and conser
vative policy ot administration.
American Refiners Deny
Mismanagement Charges
NEW YORK. Jan. 2 4 Denial
ot charges of mismanagement of
the affairs of the American Smelt
ing and Refining com pan by the
controlling Guggenheim interests,
made recently by Karl Filers, for
mer director and vice president. Is
contained in a statement to stock
holder!, signed by 21 directors and
made public here today by Simon
Guggenheim, president.
Mr. Filers' charges were con
tained in a petition In December
for a writ of mandamus to permit
him to exaciln the stock: books
and take the nam and addresses
or stockholders and the amount
of their holdings. The writ later
was denied in court and the peti
tion was dismissed.
Among the charges made by Fi
lers were that the Guggenheims,
as officers of the company, re
ceived large salaries: that by al
leged gambling In copper, losses
were sustained by the company
and the Guggenheims prevent!
the company from acquiring? a tin
property in hollvla because they,
desired it themselves.
The directors statement charged
that Filers is seeking proxies from
stockholders In order to "create
an entirely new organisation, sub
ject to his sole domination."
Prison Inmates Favored
By Senator Hare's Bill
Senator Hare yesterday Intro
duced a bill whereby Inmates ot
the state penitentiary will be ac
corded a time deduction -of 10
days monthly for good behavior
after the tsrit year ot sentence.
Daring the first year the allow
ance will be five days a month as
at present. The object ot the bill
Is to make an objective for good