All the News that's Fit to Print. THE BEST NEWSPAPER IS TACKLED ' "' i ... ... - y . . THIRTY-SIXTH YEAR. oac DECEMBEB 19, 1913, ' PRICE TWO CENTS, g' 1 Portland Gives Work to Several Hundred Who Have Noth ing to Do ThereLos Angeles Is Using $1500 Per Month in an Effort to Relieve Some of the SufferingGovernor West Confers With Multnomah County Commisisoners in ' Regard to State and County Co-operation in Building Roads and Providing Employment ' cmited run imxam wixs.l Portland, Or., Dec. 19. Several hun dred men were given work today dig ging trenches, laying water pipe and repairing the city's streets. The em ployment of the men was made possible by action of tho city commission in making available thousands of dollars for Hub purpose. Each man will be per mitted to work two days each week at $3 per day. It had not been intended to do much more work until through the winter months, but the needs of the unemployed appealed so strongly to the commission that it was decided to em ploy as many men as possible immedi ately. Hundreds of others will be em ployed as fast as the work is mapped out. State Highway Commissioner Bowl by, at the instigation of GoVarhor West conferred today with the county court of Multnomah county, regarding state and county co-operation in the building of roads in the county. If an agreement is reached, work will bo provided for hundreds of men. Wants Special Session. San Francisco, Dec. 19. J. Stitt Wil son, Socialist ex-mayor of Berkeley, was taking the initiative locally today iu the effort to help the unemployed. In San Francisco he wants the city supervisors to open a municipal employ ment agoucy. Governor Johnson, he thinks, should call a special session of the legislature to deal with the situation throughout the state. Resolutions to this effect have been drafted, for sub mission at a mass mooting Wihton will address in tho pavilion rink Sunday af ternoon. Social workers said the volume of un employment was stoadily increasing in San Francisco and will become exceed ingly grave before tho end of the win ter unless steps are taken promptly to provide work for the involuntarily idle. The Sunday meeting was called to con sider definite plans. Food for Unemployed Army. Fresno, Cal., Dec. 19. Not only food, but medical attention awaited the van Says City of Salem is Seeking to Aid in Nefarious Steal Alleging that the city of Salem is attempting to aid in a nefarious steal, that, although it is the city's duty, or the officials thereof, is duty bound to protect its citizens in. their property rights as well as in other matters, the city attorney claims that a portion of Salem's citizens have no remedy for a wrong, and that it is an outrage that the city of Salem, acting hand in hand wilh the Oregon Electric Co., should attempt to sell out the rights of 'the people to save the taxpayers a few dol lars, B. A. Pfiel, et al., through their attocneyj, Walter Window and Mar tin It Martin, today filed a brief on the demurrer filed by tho defendants, the city of Salem and the Oregon Electric Co., to the complaint brought against the latter to enjoin them from proceed ing with the grading of North Front street This suit was started by Pfiel and W Jiiltt d mm COAST CITIES guard of the "army of unemployed" on its arrival here today en route south ward. All told, about 150 of the marchers will spend 21 hours as Fresno's guests. Chief of Police Coyle and Sheriff Mc Swain were on the alert but trouble was not seriously anticipated. The consen sus of opinion among Fresno residents was that a majority at least of their visitors are out of work only because they can find nothing to do, and a kindly reception was favored. The "army" was allowed to pitch camp inside the city limits. It will "hit the road" again tomorrow, though the leader said stragglers might be pass ing through for a few days to come. Crima Is Sue to Want, San Francisco, Dec. 19. Though the police had ransacked the mission dis trict and arrested "a suspect" or two, it W8 admitted today that small pro gress was being made in running down the two robbers who held up the Bail road Men's Incorporated Social Club in the rear of W. B. Schlottman 's Man hattan billiard and pool hpll just before 6 p. m. yesterday, took $1100 from the men who were playing cards there and escaped after forcing their victims to lie on their faces on the floor with their heads under the table. Many other highway robberies and burglaries were reported, including the hold up of a street car, in which, how ever, thore happened to be no passen gers at' the time. The general opinion was that unem ployment was responsible for the "crime wave." Suffering in Los Angeles. Los Angeles, Cal., Dee. 19. Admit ting the deplorable conditions here, brought about by the constantly in creasing number of unemployed, per sons, the city council today appropri ated tlHOO monthly for three months for temporary relief. The fund will b administered by a committee of coun cilmen. others for the purpose of restraining the city and tho Oregon Electric Co., from carrying out plans whereby the public highway leading north of the newly constructed railroad and wagon bridge on North Front stroot would bo graded The restraining order wns asked on tho grounds that the adjoining property would be damaged to a great extent by reason of the highway being plnced far off grade, in the event the plans of tho defendants were carried out. The city filed a reply, or demurrer to the complaint in which it alleged the plaintiffs poscssed no remedy for the wrong, if so there be, and that the complaint should be dismissed on the grounds of insufficiency, The com plaint and demurrer were argued and Judge Galloway, of the circuit court, is now holding the matter, including the brief filed today, under advisement. Delegates Way J I . "..fit . '-r- i Left to Bight: Butli Three student delegates and one fao ulty delegate are leaving here today to represent Willamette University at the quadrennial convention of the National Student Volunteer Band,w hlch will' be held at Kansas City, Kansas, Decem ber 31 to January 4. They are Miss Ruth Young, of Portland; Miss Inez Goltra, of Portland; Eric P. Bolt, of Marshfield, and Prof, James T. Mat thews, of this city. All of the larger institutions all over SEATTLE'S GRAFT COP IS GRAN' B! GOVE Agrees to Live on His Ranch Back of Lake and Not in Seattle. GOAT OF PROSECUTION Has Served Little Over Half His Term of Three Tears for Accepting Bribe From Gambler. ItmiTio paass uisao wins. Olympia, Wash., Doc. 19. Charles W. Wappenstoin, ex-police chief of Scattlo, today wns granted a conditional pardon by Governor Listor, with the under standing that Wappenstoin shall not live in Scattlo, but on his ranch back of Ike Washington. Conditional pardons were also issued to Harold Barr, convicted of extortion in King county in 1912; W. L. Davis, convicted of murdor in Cholan county in 1007; Henry Valentine, convicted in Yakima county, of manslaughter in 1911, and Fred Morrow, convicted in Spokane of grand larceny. Governor Lister said he pardoned Wappenstoin because of old age and his family. Handled Graft Money. Seattle, Wah., Dec 19. Charles W. Wappenstoin, former chief of police of Seattle, was found guilty on July 3, 1911, of accepting a portion of the pro ceeds of a gambling house, run here by Gideon Tuppor, now of Chicago, and Clarence J. Gerald, now in the restaur ant business in this city, while ho was acting as chief of police. Ho was sen tenced to imprisonment for three years at Walla Walla, but it was not until May, 1012, that he wns taken to the penitentiary. Wappenstoin served as chiof of police for two years undor the administration of William Hickman Mooro, and after a two years' absence from office, was reappointed by Mayor Hiram C. Gill. Undor Moore's admin istration, with tho town "closed," it is generally conceded that Wappen stoin 's administration of police affairs was the bout the eity had eves. had. When Mayor Gill "ojcned" the city, gambling bouses were run with the S proval of the mayor, and Wappenstoin was later indicted on tho secific chargo of accepting a bribe of lO'.IO, upon which charge he was convictod. TWO STRIKERS WOUNDED. frxi-rsD mu Mtiro wns J Seattle, Wuib., Dec. 19. Two strik ing teamsters were shot here today In a clash with non-union driver. Everybody WE 1 1 - J ffc.:- Q. i' .- From Willamette on to Kansas City Meeting Touug, Portland; Brio Bolt, Marshfield; - . the United States are sendine repre- sontatives to the convention. . Delegates have already secured credentials from over 800 of the nation's leading col leges. ' The, purpose of the' meeting is to arouse a larger interest among the col lege students the different lines of en deavor. ' The students especially of the donom- Bourne Opposes Ownership Plan Portlander Says Acquirement by Gov :. eminent of Telephone and Telc graph Would Be Ptsastrous. ' ONITJBO FB1SI vtmto wiai.) Washington, Doc 19. Bitter criti cism of government ownsrship of telo phono and telegraph lines was voiced here today by former United States Senator Jonathan Bourno, Jr., of Ore gon. "This talk of government ownership is all rot," said Bourno. "It would re sult in bureacralie paternalism and gov ernmental dissolution within a century. Under the proposed plan tho govern ment would employ more' tlvan 7,000,000 persons, a sufficient numbor to control the govornmont under present political machinery." I AT VERNON FEB. 12, onitbd rnsna lhabid wins. j San- Fnaneisco, Dec. 19. Tim Mc-' Grath, manager of Kddio Cainpl, re-1 coived word today 'from Promoter Tom j McCarey, of Los Angeles that the Cain- pi-Kid Williams bout is on again and' that it will be staged at Vornon Fob-1 rtiary 12. Since their last bout a year ago Cam pi has sought a return match with Wil liams. Before mooting Williams, Cam pi will attempt to get a match in Mil waukee with Johnny Coition and full ing iu this, will seek a mutoh in San Francisco. RECENT DEVELOPMENT IN NATIONAL AND LOCAL 4 BIRD PROTECTION. Lecture by DR. C. F. HODGE. Public Library Auditorium Eight O'clock Tonight FREE, 4 The Weather The Diclioy Iiird ays; Oregon: Ruin sontliwcHt tonight we cur fl WHOi-E WEEKS fMXKPfmk H"tur,ly. r,,il' or snow nortnwest and east portion wit) tonlirht and Hatur- wtnus, Reads the In si Ooltra, Marshfield. innl institutions are taking an increased interest in the student volunteer move ment and thore is no small number of student at the local university who plan on making social reform and mis sionary work their lifo callinc. Tho convention will be addressed by leaders of the volunteer movement, many speakers of lntornation roputation being on the program. The dolegates will return Bhortly after school opens following the holiday vacation. POLICE DEPARTMENT IN SEATTL1 Municipality With Mayor1, Chief of Police, Court and Councilmen Plan. KING OF BUNCH ACTS Takes Up Matter With Mayor CotterUl With View of Eliminating Crim inals From Ranks. UNITED rilCSS LEASED Wini. Seattle, Wash., .Doc. 19. President of the council, "Dob" lioRkoth, nnd Councilman Harry Bruskovith loft nt noon today for Olympia to confer with Governor Lister on tho question of fur nishing employment to hoboes on the state highways. At the park board meeting today, tho ptoblem of finding work for the army of unemployed, will also be tnkon up. At tho "Boe Palace" tho old Prov idence hospital property tonight H masg mentlng of tho hoboes will bo held to organize a "boo" police dopart mont. The real hoboes, thoso who want to work, are vlolontly opposed to the "moooher". class and the "yeggs." who stil and commit other crimes. Jeff Davis, king of the hoboes, has, therefore, tnken up with Mayor Cot terUl and Chief of Tollce Bannlck a suggestion to employ tho aid of the ho boes working with tho police, to weed out tho rndosirable olomont, Bannick has designated Sergeant Al, Ryan as his personal representative at tonight's meeting. It is proposod to organize a hobo municipality, with a mayor, chief of police, police court, eouncllmon, etc. Every real hobo will become a pntrol man, nnd will be given designated bests to po-operato with tho city's pa trolmen. Rules and rogulationi will be strictly observed at tho "boo pnlace," ono of which is that each member must lake a Imth nt leant once a week. LECTURE AT PUBLIC LIBRARY. "Ileeent Development in National and Lonil Bird Protection," will be the subject of an illustrated lecture by Dr. C, V, Ilodiro in the public library auditorium this evening at S o'clock. Whenever Dr. Hodge speaks on a sub ject of nature study and civic biology, he speaks with authority, for ho in an eminent scientist. He will bo intro duced by Profinnnr M. K. Pack, of Wil lamette Unlvornitv. WILSON SIGNS BILL. Wanhlngton, Diw. 19. President Wil son signed Unlay the Hetch Hetchy bill to give Sun Frnncinco a municipal wnter supply source in VoMcmite National Park. Daily Capital Joui ' I nnyysirrr or Many Families Are Without Fuel and in Some Caws Almost Without Food, and Worst Is FearedDelivery of Coal Has Been Crippled Since Last Storm and Famine Is Threat enedSchools Are Forced to Close Because of No Coal to Heat Them Many Streets Are Nearly Impassible From the Drifts Wind Rising and Growing Colder. united ruEss leased wiri.) Donvor, Colo., Doc. 19. Mayor Por- kins this afternoon appointed John Brls- ben Walker chairman of a giant com mittee of 8000 citizons delegated to re lieve the distress of families horo which find themselves without fuol and In many cases almost without food, as result of the storm raging in Donver. The city was divided Into 100 section, in each of which a sub-committee will work. ' Conditions were worst this aitornoon on the western slope of the Eocklos. The wind was rising and the snow be ginning to drift. It was growing colder. The storm threatened to be worse than the last one. The freshly fallen LAWYERS ENGAGE IN RST IN I A fist fight took place in the circuit court chambers here yostordiy noon, when Attornoy J. I Connloy, of Port land, became enragod at Attorney A. M. Cannon, also of Portland, and struck the latter a stinging blow acroea the face. The row occurred just after the argumont in the case of M. L. Jonoa against Goorgo C. Shoflor, et al., a liti gation over farming lands in Marion county, had been complotod, and tho court had taken the case undor advise meut. ' Cannon, who is related to the plain tiff, gave somo damaging testimony against the defendants, end whou tho attorneys wero proparing to leave the court room, a wordy altercation took place botwoon Cannon and Conn loy In which Connley called Cannon several abusive names, and said that ho would have Cannon disbarred and "shown up." Connloy lost his tom- Drunken Boy Found Lying on Pavement by Salem Officer Frank Mitchell, who said he was 20 years old, and that he was a Salem high school student, was arrested by Chief of Police Sliedeck last night St 5 o'clock on tho chargo of being drunk. Tho chief was penning through the iilley near tho eity hall when ho noticed a black form lying on tho pavement. Upon investigation ho found that It wns a mem youth In a beastly slate of intoxication. The officer was compelled to carry the drunken lad into the police station, and, after considerable work, succeeded In sobering him up suffi ciently to got his name and address. The boy told the chief that he drank n TOE LARGEST I f CIRCULATION snow, banked on what was left from the previous storm, soon made many streets Impasflublo. Though tho stroot car com Iiny had 20 snow plows at work, fully half its system was tied up at noon, and it was expected that by night not a whool would be turning. Among the poor there was intense suffering. Delivery of coal has beoa crippled since the last storm, and to day's fall increased the difficultiee. A serious fuel famine was threatened. By midday two tnlrds of the grade schools and one high school had been forced to closo. There- was no coal to heat thorn. The storm was poneral throughout Colorado, eastern Wyoming, northern New Mexico and extendod as far east as Iowa, por and strupk Cannon. Others inter fered. Got His Money Gambling. Over $12,000 are involved in the case. There are many parties interested In the dofonse, among them being Free mont Eldridge, formerly of Sulera. Mr. Eldridge acted as agent and part own or in tho lands in litigation." Upon cross-examination, Eldridge was forced to toll whore he raisod finances with which to buy certain vnluuble lauds in Portland and the northern part of Ma rion county. Ho tostificd that he got most of his money by gambling in the , big hotels In Portland. He said that some nighte be would win a thousand ! dollars or two gambling, and at other times he lost oipially as much. Eldridge gave the names of the hotols in which ho snld himself and othor prominent men had gambled for big stakes. POMONA SAFE SOBBED. Pomona, Cel., Doc. 19. A local Sun day school lost its collection money in the robbery of tho Hay ward Lumber company's safo hore last night. Two men crawled through the window, found the safe opon, broke out the money box with a crowbar and got away with 30 cash, t:t0 In checks ami several hun dred in non-nogotiablu notes. Another lumber company's safe was tampered with. some llipior, and, neglecting to eat his dinner, following his Indulgence in liquid refreshments, became drunk. Mitchell would not tell the chief a straight story, when nuked where he got the booflo, ami the officers are mak ing a further Investigation today. Mitchell pleaded guilty before Jud(je Elgin this morning and was. fined S for being drunk and disorderly. Ho paid his fine and nindo a quick nnd silent exit out of the station, ami ha not been seen since by the officers. Mitchell looked to be aixit 18 Tears old, it was stated at the dtv hull.