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Mitt I ll "I Ml I " iN I 111 f Tr' emoVftl a vliV One Draws' Aloof Other " J U ' 1
will BE cjp to caucus! E 99 II M 1JI H !l 11
Say if There Is Anything Wrong With Statute and It Would
, Reault in Another Legulature Not Peing Elected It Would
iBe a God-end Old Officer Would Hold Over, With Ex
. iception of Cxveor--Not Likely Election Will Be Impo.
' ible, However, a Voter Can
, Swear Them In.
Get . Six Freeholder to
The election muddle will remain
muddle o far as Governor West to con
oerned. This toe governor affirmed in
commenting on an article in this morn
ing' Ortgonian, in which Hon C. N.
WcArthuf and J. H. Upton, a member
of the legislature pointed out that un
der the law aa it stands now the county
clerks are compelled to have their reg
istration books open on May 15, and at
the tame time must have them in the
hands of (he election clerks on that day,
on which the state primaries are to bo
held, This Is, of course, an impossibil
ity. The legislature had before it a
bill curing this, but on the supposition
continue-as they are, for under a recent
opinion, of . the. . attorney-general all
would continue to bold office, and none
could resign until their successors were
elected and qualified; there will be no
special session to remedy the conflict
of the laws."
However, there will be an election,
just the same, though the voters may,
many of them, or for that matter, all of
them, have to eot six freeholders to
swear for them while they swear at the
governor. J ,
' All Would Hold Over.
' Evidently the . governor is pleased
with the present legislature also, for if
Demand Mad That Striken How Held
by MiliUrr Authorities Be Turned .
' Over at Once.
that the Gill law was all right it was ;all the officers hold over, the legisla
tors would also bold over. In fnct ev
ery officer ij the state with the possi
ble exception of the - governor would
hold over. In his case the constitution
provides that in case of bis being dis
qualified from any cause, or in his ab
sence from the state, the secretary of
state becomes ex-officio governor. This
brings up the question as to whether iu
case of no election being held, the gov
ernor would hold over, and whether or
not, his term having expired, the sec re
tary of state would not become acting
governor. Speculation is, howevor, use
lees, as no doubt the election will be
held just the same.
killod as being in conflict with . that
. Governor's Views. -:
The knocking out of the Gill bill by
the supreme court, which at the same
' time held that the old registration law
was in force, caused the muddle. In
discussing 'the matter, the governor
"If anything is the matter with the
election laws, so that it would prevent
an ejection, it would prevent the elec
tion of anothor legislature, which would
be a God-send.'.' Continuing, he said:
"If there would be no election, all of
ficers would hold over, and all things
PRETEND TO BE
The Capital Journal waB informed to
day that an aent is circulating around
the city soliciting orders for the Christ
mas edition of The Capital Journal at
five for IS cents. The edition will sell
at five cents per copy and will be sold
only through the newsboys and news
agents and at the office of publication,
No solicitors are employed and the
agent reported today has no authority
sands of the reptilos, is to be dynamit
ed to got rid of them in a bunch, if
plans of the city wator department are
The snakes' don is above the Morena
dam site, 65 miles from this city, and
is in the way of men working to devol
op the watersheds. Tie workingmon
report that snakes are particularly
dnngorous this year, giving little or no
warning with their rnttlos.
STRIKERS GET ULTIMATUM.
TO DYNAMITE EEFTILES.
rjxiTD rums uusan win.
San Diego, C.'al., Dec. 18. A den of
rattlesnakes, supposed to contain thou-
(UKITIO FUSS UUIBO Will.
C'alu mot, Mich., Doc. 18. Mine mana
gers in the strike-bound Michigan cop
per country notified their men todny
that unless they report for work by to
morrow morning the importation of non
unionists will begin immediately to fill
tuxmo russ utsxo wraa.
Denver, Colo., Dec. 18. Five hun
dred unionists ' marched on the . state
house today to deliver an ultimatum to
Governor Ammons In connection with
the Colorado coal field strike.
The delegation Included representa
tives from locals throughout the entire
stpte. They wanted the militia recalled
from the strike-bound districts, Also,
they demanded the removal of.Adju-
tant-General Chaso, Judge Advocate
Boughton and other high officers of the
state national guard. Finally, they in
sisted that the strikers now held pris
oners by the military, authorities be
turned over to the civil courts for trial.
Given Five Days. "
The governor was given five days
within which ' to make up his mind
whothor or not to comply with these
demands. If he failed' to do- so, they
announced they would begin immediate'
ly the circulation of a petition for his
The delegation carried several Amerl
can flags on its march from union head
quarters to the capitol. As they went
the delegates sang the "strike song'
to the air of the "Battle Cry of Free
dom." Mother Jones and union offi
cails led the procession.
Favor State Wide Stride,
With fow dissenting voices the con
vention adoptod resolution last night
favoring a state-wide striko of all union
labor In sympathy with the miners. The
stato federation's executive oommitteo
was authorized to call the walkout
without furthor instructions and at a
Governor Eef uses.
Govornor Ammons refused emphatic
ally to acccdo to tho demands. It was
believed the unionists would novortho
less await the expiration of the five-day
period named in their ultimatum bofore
acting. If he sticks to his decision It
was understood a genoral strike will
then be called and circulation bogun of
the petition for tho governor's recall.
It should be one of the best means
of self happiness to make the destitute
and despondent happy.
Mother of Anderson
is Seriously Injured
in Car Collision
The dufudants In tho case of the Sa
lem Bruwory Association aainst tho
City of Bnlom this morning filed their
surety bond in the circuit court pre
paratory to the perfecting of an appeal
to the supremo court. Tho plaintiff was
given a decree permanently enjoining
the defendants from attempting to car
ry into effoct certain amendments voted
and passod at the city election held on
Ionitio rasas Lmau wiaa.l (clan's chauffeur was piloting tho car.
Vancouver, Wash., Dec. 18. Mrs. L. I immediately after the collision the
h. Anderson, mother of Bud Anderson, jver f Dr. Wall's car attempted to
the lightweight pugilist, is suffering to- B,ee( awav fr0IIl the scene of the sccl-
lay for serious injuries sustained In ;uont, but Fred Anderson leaped on the
collision between the automobile in
which she was riding with her son,
Fred, and another belong to Dr. J. T.
Wall, on the Broadway bridge In Tort
land last night. Mrs. Anderson's face
was badly out and it was feared she
suffered Internal injurim.
Fred Anderson was bringing the au
running board of the machine and clung
there until ho learned its number.
uhitud rsssa uuid wins
Los Angeles, C'al., Dee. 18. A com
mittee of clergymen have appealed to
day to Acting Mayor Whiffen to offer
tomobile to Portland for shipment to employment in the 19 city parks to job-
Bud at Los Angeles. less men. According to the ministers,
A warrant charging Dr. Wall with 20,000 men in Los Angeles are without
rerkless driving was ismied but Mrs. employment, and means to give them
Wall, his wife, claimed that the physl-( work must be devised at ooce.
SCHMIDT EECOVEES FEOM
NERVOUS COLLAPSE SUSTAINED
Governor . West's plan to have the
emergency board create a deficiency of
180,000 to provide employment for the
unemployed of the state by building
highway under the supervision of the
state highway commission went down to
defeat at meeting of the board held
today, for proceeding on the theory that
the board could not, legally create a de
ficiency, all the members, save the gov
ernor, voted against it.
The plant of most of the members to
compel the governor to can a special
session of the legislature to ostensibly
remedy the situation,. also went down
in defeat, for, proceeding oil the theory
that a special session would be
"worse calamity than the. unemployed
situation," the governor emphatically
informed the members that he would
not call it.
Will Hav New Plan.
After hi motion to have croatod . a
deficiency of $50,000 for the highway
commission to provide employment for
the men without work, bread and shel
ter, the governor came back with a mo
tion that a $50,000 deficiency be cre
ated, against his office for their aid,
but it was lost for want or a second.
The governor smilingly took bis defeat,
and announced, that tomorrow he would
announce a plnn which he v believed
would materially relieve the unem
rdoved situation. What it will be Is
problematical. . Possibly he will pro'
ceed and create a deficiency, and allow
the next legislature to take care of It,
but that is merely conjecture, for he
may settle on some other plan.
Take Defeat Gloomily.
The members of the board, who had
sot thoir hearts upon prevailing upon
the governor to call a special session
took thoir defeat gloomily, for it
sounds the death knell upon legislation
thov desired enacted. Through the
morning mouthpiece of tho organization
a lengthy ftrticlo appeared today on the
need of a special session, and hopes
had no doubt been entertained of pre
vailing upon the govornor to cnll one
for the unemployed situation.
Tho meeting was addressed by Labor
Commissioner Hoff, J. A. Mnsden, rep
resenting a committee of tho Central
Labor Council, Portland, Btid Harr
McCIintock, representing tho Unem
ployed League, of Portland. The dec
laration was mado that botween 0000
and 7000 men are out of employment in
Portland now, that there will bo more,
and the board was earnestly appealed to
to-come to thoir rescue.
Should Be Aided.
"In my mind there is no question,
but that these men aro in need of as
sistance, and in my mind there is no
question but that tho board should
come to their rescue," said Labor Com
"The question bofore this board is
whether It Is cheaper to provide these
men with employment during tho win
ter than to keep them In prison, for tho
stato will have to do one of tho two.
Possibly you men of the board do not
know what hunger means, but I do. I
know, and I know that when men get
hungry they are going to eat going to
have bread if they have to steal.'
Must Got It Some Way.
"I do not want to say to you gentle
men that you would steal, but I do say
that if vou ever suffered from hunger
Snbttttnt Maur for, Acquirement
of Kapid atan of Oonnnlcatlon
. to Oo; Before 'Democrats. .
(omnia raaes uusro wim.1
Washington, Dec. 18. The bill drawn
by Senator J. Han Lewis, of IllinoU,
providing for government ownership of
telephones, did not meet with the en
tire approval of the Wilton administra
tion. - '
.This much waa made certain today
when house leaders admitted they con
templated Introducing at this session a
bill providing government ownorsliip of
telephone and, telegraph lines, framed at
the direction of Postmaster Burleson.
Following an examination of Lewis'
proposed measure by Burleson and his
assistants, it was announced today that
the former's bill would be withhold and
an administration measure substituted
and introduced, providing it meets with
the approval of a Democratic caucus,
It wns expected that Ilepresontatlvo
Moon, chairman of the bouse postoffice
committee, would Introduce the bill.
It was considered certain that Presi
dent Wilson favors government owner
ship of telephone and telegraph lines,
but is undoeidod regarding the wisdom
of taking them over at this time.
Favors One-Cent Postage.
Burleson has advised the president
that his department has a considerable
surplus on hand and that tho proposed
one-cent postage plan could be put into
operation at any time now. Burleson
thinks, howevor, that simultaneous with
the postal reduction, the government
should 'initiate a plan for taking over
the telephone and tolegruph lineB.
First Assistant PostmaHtor-Ooiioral
Hoper said this afternoon that a com
mitteo has been investigating for six
months a plnn to tako over the two
public utilities and that it was expected
to report soon.
f'W feel," ho said, "that Knglish
decisions holding that a telegram is a
letter, and that tho telephone, to all In
tents and purposes is the samo ns tlio
telegraph, will sustain the administra
tion in its move townrd government
Orozco and Salazar Active Leaders and Goms Will Also Be
in Lineup Latest Development Explains Break Between
Orozco and Salazar and General MercadoLatter Wanted
to Remain Loyal to Huerta- -Orozco and Salazar Control
About 4000 MenRun on Mexican Banks Continaes-De-nied
Huerta's Retirement Again Demanded.
(unitib run unto wisa.) .
El Paso, Tex., Deo. 18. A brand new
rebellion began in Mexico today. Gen
erals Orozco and Salazar were Its active
loadors, but .with them, it was said.
were Felix PiM and Emilip Gomez. The
loadors assorted, too, that General Za
pata was willing to join them, . .
The latest development explained yes
terday 'a break between Generals Oroz
co and Salazar and General Mercado at
Ojinaga, Mercado remained loyal to
i'fesidont Huorta.1' Orozco. and SaVizar
were dotoruiined to act independently.
Boing in a minority, Mercado lost his
command, and may lose bis life.
Why Orozco and part of the Ojinaga
army loft for the southward did not ap
pear. It was thought possible he be
lieved he could drum up recruits by a
march through tho country, '
Botween them, Orozco and Salazar
control about 40UO troops, formerly In
the federal reserve, well armed but not
paid for a long time.
Six hundred more refugees, mostly
Mexicans, arrived here today, from Chi
No Domand Made.
Moxico City, Dec, 18. United States
Chargo d 'Affaires O 'Shaughnessy and
Foreign Minister Mohena joined today
in characterizing as "only another lie"'
a story telegraphed to tils morning' '
American newspapers, in which It was
stated O'Shaughnessy had handed 'to'
President Huerta a modified demand
for the latter 's retirement. ".'
Moxico Expects Attack.
Mexico City,' Dee. 18. The air was
thick today with rumors of impending
attacks o the capital. " ' "" '"
The Zapatistas were dosing in en it,
according to one account. ' General VU-.
la was about ot march on it with 15,-
000 rebels from Chihuahua City, accord
ing to another. The rebol force beaten
off last week from Tamplco were about
to descend eithor on Mexico City or
Vera Cruz, according to a third. Bank
runs continued. Big failures were ex
poctod momentarily. . ,
(okitbo mess uasbd wise.)
New Vork, Dee. 38. Hnus Schmidt
on trial for the murder of Anna Aumul-
ler, had recovered from a nervous col
lapse, suffered last night, when he ap
peared In the court room today. He
was unusually pale, however. Appar
ently ho took no Interest in the proceed
ings. The report of a commission, which ex
amined witnewwi in Germany at the re
quest of the defense wasrend . It show
quest of the dofenM was read. It show-
as a "mental specialist and hypnotist.
A vivid imagination l as dangerous
as a little learning.
(Continued nn Peite Ftvo.)
Eebela to Attack Monterey.
Brownsvlllo, Tex,, Dec". 18. Two hun
dred and fifty armed robels loft Mata
moras todny to poin In an attack on
Monterey. They out the railroad be
twoeu Monterey and Nuczo Laredo to
provont reinforcements from , reaching
the Montoroy federals.
I Me IN TH S
The Dirkey Bird
sys: Oregon: Fair
tonight end Frl
day, except cloudy
tonight and Fri
day northwest por
wint portion with
probably raiu; va
riable winds, most
ly southerly. 4
owiTiu rssss UASBB WISS.1
Long Beach, Cal., Dec. 18.-Lobs of
approximately J5,l00 wns entailed by
a fire here early today that guttod the
stores of the American Avenue I'alnt ft
Paper company nud the Co-Operative
Bouner Springs, Kan., ,Doc. 1.8. Eolla
Harvey, an alleged bootlegger, wus
shot and killed here todny by a posse
while resisting arrest. Marshal KasUng
ind Deputy Marshal Weber were
wounded in tho exchange of shots, llur
vey sought refuge In tho city hall, and
was riddled with bullets by tho posse,
whleh surrounded it.
Washington, Dec. 18. "The currency
bill was "railroaded" In the senato to
day, when tho IB-minute speech rule
became effective. A caucus, at which
I iirnnnseil amendments will be
discussed, was scheduled for tonight.
Aberdeen, Wash., Dec. 18. An mil-
dcntifled three masted schooner may
have gone ashoro between Point F.li.a
beth and Raft river, 50 miles north of
here, according to a report brought by
Indiais to Moellps and telephoned here
Undertakers are men who follow the
cihtbo rxans uiscn wml.l
San Francisco, Dee. 18. Another po
tition asking Governor Hiram W. John
son to pardon Abo Uilof, serving a U
year sentence In Pan Quontin for brib
ory, wns circulated here today. It read!
"We, JewiHh residents of San Frnn
cisco, hereby potition for the pardon of
guilt, but we think if pardoned he
would make a good member of society.
"Others have not expiated thoir
crimes and we thing justice should bo
tempered with morcy." '
Sunday evening tho beautiful cantata
by It. ' Huntington Woodman, the
"Message of the Star," will be given
by the choir of the First M. E. church.
Mr. Mondmihnll, the director, extends
a cordial invitation to nil those who en
joy choral work of the highest type.
The cantata Is brilliant and dramatic
In character, as well as varlod and mil
Biicianly In Its treatment. The exer
cises bogiu promptly at 7:30 this eom-
Abraliam Huof. Wo fully admit his iwg Sunday evening.
)ope Fiend's Case
is Warning to All
to Avoid Morphine
Winking lu every limb as though he Booth, after much pleading with Dr. W.
were suffering from ague and nearly on " ". '" " "'"' """;
. , . . , . .. tiou, i:as allowed to administer himself
the verge of hysterics, John Booth, a i. . , , . . ,
v n J i kl,,," nf niMCTiliiim anil he soou
well known local character, was huld , eontri,i f hiH crvra.
before tho county coifrt this morning I On aceount of Booth being slave to
and examined for his sanity. The eon-j the habit for 25 yeais and over, and
stant use of morphine for tho past 25 'his case ontirely hopeless insofar as a
years is responsible for Booth s condl- Uiiro is concerned, the man was roiea
. The dope fiend was arrested last
night by Sheriff Ksch. When brought
bofore Judge Bushey this morning he
could not control his voice and was
greatly agitated for the reason he had
been compelled to go some time without
taking the unml doecs of the drug..
ed upon the condition that he leave thu
city at onco and not return, lie begged
to be allowed to leave, suylng that tho
asylum treatment hero would Vill him.
The commitment papers are still on
file and Booth was given to understand
that If he showed up in Pultun agpiin, he
would be token dirrctty to the asylum.