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FORTY-SECOND YEAR "NO. 49.
SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1919.
PRICE TWO CENTS
OX TRAINS AND FEW
STANDS FTVE CENTS
i 1 iOT n
Take Up Question
Sending Supplies to
"Big Five" Of Peace Conference Agree That Population
Of The Districts Must Be Kept From Going Hun
gry If -. ead Of Bolshevism Is To Be Prevented.
j Have I ded To Destroy German Submarines, But
Fate 01 i eet Is Still Undetermined.
By I" : Jerguson.
(United Pros Correspondent.)
Parish March 7.-'fhe "tig five" of
Jhe peace conference today took up the
proposition of sending food i.io lio
Itcmia and German-Austria. Means of
getting supplies into the districts which
most urgontly need them were to be dis
cussed. The populations of these terri
tories, it was felt, must be kopt from
going hungry if the spread of Bolshev
ism is to bo prevented.
Naval terms which will be finally in
corporated in the final peace treaty
liave been thoroughly gone over by the
"big fivo" and, it was learned, the de
cision to destroy the German submar
ines stands. Decision was resorvod,
however, with regard to the proposal
"that the Kiel canal be destroyed and the
fortification of Heligoland rcducod.
Tho fate, of tho German fleet is also
Speed Up Proceedings.
Premier Lloyd George, sineo his re
turn to Paris, has added his weight to
speeding up proceedings, not only to
ward nn early signing of the peace
SUFFHAOiSrS WANT BATTLE AROUND POLICE
FLOOR lEADtKSHIPHEADQyARTERS 'RAGING
Are Putting Representative
Mondsfl, Of Wyoming For
ward For Position.
Washington, March 7. Prohibition
and stiff rago forces in ,tho house, defeat,
cd in their attempt to put one of their
number in the speaker's chair, today
.wore demanding the floor leadership.
Representative Mondcll, Wyoming's
date hoy are Pu ing fward fo7 the !
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monuou is a memoer ot tne nouse, Both gid(.g are U3ing machine guns
uteenng committee and will begin his an(1 nuored automobiles. The govern
twelfth term as congressman is tho next mont js attacking, in an effort to raise
.congress. - siCge, with tanks, airplanes and
Lenders differ on wither the com-1 poison gas. (Scores of casualties have
mitteo on committees, which will coa-j.boen reported, including many' civil
tinuo its session for the next few days liana
,to drawup a house organization, will
choose a floor leader now or wait until
Iiongworth Want3 Delay.
Mondell believes the selection should
be made now, while Eepresentative
Longworth of Ohio wants it put off.
Tho committeo today took up tho job Many republican uatds we wouna
of assigning t0 committeos jiem mem-'ed in the street fighting in various
liors, holdover members having been parts of the city. The scenes of disor
Hiactically all asigned in the past two dor, however, were still widely scat
The only unexpected action taken so1 Somo radical chiefs changed their nt
far was to increase the ways and means titudo of pessimism and threatened to
committee from S3 to 25 members, develop a revolution which would ac
whieh. no.eordinir to the remibllcEnii. wa. complish what tho first Spartacan out
done at the request of democrats who,
would have been forced to havo drop
ped some members oothcrwiso.
ole time wpil that went' up
a daughter got married has been
succeeded bv a sifth o' relief. "I bo- i
vtnj jj til
lieve l'll go t' church t 'morrow unless ; indicates that tho measures taken by "The naval division- (which went
it's a nice day." said Tell .Binklcy, s the government are making successful over to the rebels), has been disarm
It'day, while washin' his car. 'progress. Attackg upon the Spartacans ed"
treaty, but also toward quickly meeting
the fuod situation; in central Europe.
British reports regarding conditions
in Germany and German-Austria are
similar to reports reaching tho Ameri
cans. Conditions in Austria are .es
cribed as being most critical, the people
being on the verge of starvation. The
delegates appreciate that that this sit
uation may become so serious that Ger-
many will break up, making tho sign-
ing of any kind of a pcaco impossible,
Le Temps Objects.
T.a TViiitio tma vuispil fin nlnfitinri in
the allies feeding Gerina-Austrm. voic-
ing a widespread French sentiment a
gainst it. However, it is generally look
cd upo:i by peace delegates as a necccs-
sary step in bringing about world peaco
and tranquility. It is pointed out that
tho work of the food administration in
rushing supplies Uo Polntid under tho
greatest difficulties was all that saved
the situation thercrnnd prevented tho
country disintegrating. Incidentally,
the feeding of Poland was carried out
in spito of persistent obstructive tac
tics by tho German authorities at Danzig-
Government Troops And Spar
tacans Are Both mmg
By Frank J. Taylor
(TJuited Press staff correspondent)
Berlin, Mar. 6. (3 p. m.) A 'battle
raged this afternoon in the streets
i around police headquarters, which was
'bosiegod by tho rebels.
Gov"nle"t rfoo8 l
t0 lh0 ?tacans ot with tho bcM
siesrers. Tho irovernment has sent its
famous Officorg regiment to
rt rt -
the rebel guards, from the
After rebels appeared to have been
crushed and radical lenders admitted
Anfnit 4in A .n H n i ft n a rillipil
The' general strike, which almost i
flickered ;out, seemed to be gaining I
br21.1fal fd to accomplish
OOK Tailed to accompusn. iVH ' Ti ' A V i?
While this bitter struggle went on.'YV'iSOn ilGiSiCCS U3 JCC3Q7!
Bands paraded, entertaining crowds
j enjoying their strike vacation by stroll
jjing in tho spring sunshine, oblivious
a. of the rattle of machine guns which
came from the direction of polico head
Entrenched in Hotel.
The American mission was intrenched
in tho Adlon hotel behind a battery of
msehine trims this afternoon, while
fighting between rebels and
government forces continued
At this hour the
thrown up barricades und otherwise for-, democrat running on. a league of ua
tified themselves in a space of about tions platform in a Pennsylvania spec-
a dozen blocks, including the royal ess-Jul congressional election. (This eioc
tie stables and public buildings. Spar-! tion was in tho twenty-second emigres
tacans captured the main telegraph of-.sional district of Pennsylvania to fill
fice. a vacancy caused by the death of E. E.
They charged through Lcipziger- Kol bins, republican.)
strasso, shooting in all directions and' Tho Georgo Washington was about
endangering tho American Bed Cross Rt'O miles out this morning. Tho sea
mission. Colonel Tayior ordered the was smooth; tho air mild. Tho prcsi
women of the mission to seek safety in dent, enjoying tho voyage, arose lato.
the Palace hotel, j He engaged in a boat drill with tho
The American mission in charge of crew of boat number 12. Former At
bringing prisoners out sf Germany, wasjtoniey -General Gregory was assigned
the one which took refuge behind a to boat number 13.
row of machine gung at the Adlon ho-1 Wilson will resume work on the mK-ss
tel. j of business that is waiting his utten-
Official Communique He sent to William J. Bryan, ill at
Berlin, Har. 6. Attacks of German j Washington, a wireless message or synt
government troops on the rebels i puthy. .1
Berlin are progressing favorably it)
was officially announced, touay.
The communique follows: t
"The situation Thursday afternoon
IffifOSE m OF SHIPS
Want Guarantee Of Food
Enough To Last UrNext
By Fred S. Ferguson.
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Paris, March 7. Flat refusal of Ger
many to permit its ships to be used for
homeward transportation of American
troops unless a food supply to last until
next harvest is first guaranteed bv the
allies, confronted peaco delegates of tho
great powers when they met this after
noon. Thi3 determination on the part of
Germary was mado known by her rep
resentatives at the economic conference
at Spa, Belgium. They informed tho
alied renresontatievs the German mnr-
J chnntmen would not be turned over
unless tho nocessary food supplies were
positively guaranteed. Thereupon, the
ullics' economic mission returned from
the SPa further -instructions,
The entire question of feeding Ger
many and tasing tho blockado of the
j ctral Pwms was fought to a enmax
by the German attitude. American
members of the economic nussion re
turning to Paris' with worn or Ger
many's stand, conferred this morning
with the United States peaco delega
tion at the Hotel Grillon.
Tho "big fivo" considered tho situ
ation this afternoon.
It was estimated that $400,000,000
worth of food would be required o feed
the Germans until the next Marvcet.
This sum is doublo the available gold
and securities in Germany. Evea if tho
amount available wero to bo taken, it
Hould cause financial collapse, it w-as
Can't Pay for Food.
Economic experts declared tho only
posiblo meara by whicli Germany might
pay for food would bo for that nation
to start production of exportable
commodities. This brings squarely be
fore tho peace conference the question
of whether Germany will bo permitted
to enter world trado "immediately un
doi certain restrictions. Some hold this
to be necessary, if Germany is to be
kept together and maintained In such
shape that she will bo able to sign a
peace treaty, pay her debts Mid make
reparation for war damage.
Think Blockade Is Necessary -
The French adhere to tho viewpoint
that it is necessary to maintain tho
blockado until France recovers mdust-
riallT and U dy to eompete with Qor-
in worl(l mnrl(eU. tlmt ls, ,mtil
m v.. ,.,j .. 4i, nftte
if I 11 I'M HUB ILTUTULLU AlUllfc IIIW .in
of German invasion, devastation and
.,. l,,,u:r TTTOn.i.r Frnnriv it.
ra stated, i8 willing to have tho Unit
ed States lend Germany the money to
pay for the food. American delegates
regard this as out of tho question.
The situation isnow such that settle
ment will probably bo a matter of.
weeks. It has been dragging sinco Nov
ember. Tho question, of course, i3 re
garded by the Americans i;s highly im
portant, ns tho United Bit aes needs tne
German ships to speed the homoward
movement of the American trocqia.
LEAGUE OF NATIONS
Of Democratic Representa
tive From Pennsylvania.
By Carl D. Groat.
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Aboard the U. 8. 8. Goorgc Washing'-
German ton, Uarch 7. (10 a. .m.)Prcsidcnt Wil
in tho sou was overjoyed today by messages
Irom Mccreary Daniels and Secretary
Tumulty, reporting tho victory of a
are progressing lavoraoiy. oe pre-
fecturo of police IS stTi surrounded,
but it will be liberated soon.
ELIEVEU. S. WILL
French Hope Their Desired
Ainencbents Will Be Ac
ceptable To Wilson.
By John DeOandt
Paris, Mar. 7. rA distinct impression
prevailed here todo.y that American op
position to the league of nations cove
nant would show considerable relaxa
tion after President Wilson actually
rosumes his work in Paris. ;
His speech- in New,-York just before
sailing was tho subject of favorable
comment among the French. Some of
ficials hero apparently new hope that
tho desired French amendments to the
covenant will bo moro acceptable to
Wilson. Thty believe the president ap
preciates that the terms of the peace
treaty can only be put into execution
through tho ntedium of the league of
nations I with continued American col
La Liberto, commenting on Presi
dent Wilson's sprochog and tho Amer
ican situation, said: . ,
"The covenant is simply nn alliance
of free nations which is sufficient if
it is provided that France may take
ho neeossary territorial and strategic
al guarantees to the eastwnid to pro
vent new aggression."
"Even if Vie is unable to win over
a majority of the republican opposi
tion," said the Journal De Debats,
" Wilson has convinced the ' masses
that it is a necessity and that it is his
duty to establish a league for the pur
pose of preventing all aggressive en
terprises." STILL II II MOT
WILL CO! 1)TE
Are Awduiig RicM's Decis
im On va'Sard-DeiTipsey
New York, Mar. 7. Boxing enthus
iasts throughout the country were ju
bilant today as a resulti of tho action
of tho Nevada legislature yesterday in
pansing tho mensuro permitting 25
round contests in that western state.
Tho assembly passed the bill over Gov
ernor JJoyle's veto last week and the
sunate indorsement clinched the inat
torr Many believe that Tex Kickard,
promoter of the Willard-Dcmpsey heavy
weight championship bout, will decide
to stage' thiiuht in Nevada.
Favoi'aib-le action on a similar law
is also expected in Idaho, according to
J. Hol.b Brady, the moat recent bid
der for the chaini'ionship contest. Bra
dy telecrttphhi Eickard from Pocatel-
idaho. ha offered $1(10,000 cash for
the privilege of stuping the bout. In
his dispatch to Rickartl. Bradv stated
that tho leirislaturo had localized loncL
bouts and tho governor was expected
"n sitrn. Rir-knril nnv nvnrrfnA in INawi
VfMlf !a nvmniti.i-l itttiaa nnnn flila m,H
other TiiHa n.t. nn rnrlv dntn.
Although a number of eastern and the war. :Wock is as ionows:
middle western cities are bidding f ox j Through them, the allies agree to ac-1 Lieut, 'aul Wallace, Walter Spaull
tho match, boxing 'devotees incline cept the wheat at the New Vork prico, Fng, Ray Benson, R. Clearwater, P.
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strongly to tho belief that the big which is now about $2.40. iWhipplo, W. C. Matson, of this city;
fight should be decided in the west Officials point out that the wheat A. Mitchell, of Dallas; Corporal N. Kid
over the longer route. The chief bb- now boing raised for export was to be Cr, Corporal Clare McBride, Horgcnnt
jection to the eastern and mid-western sent to Kurapo at this prico had the Hublor, Corporal George Tripp, Corpor-
offers i9 the fact that only ten, twelve
and fifteen round fights may bo stag-
Rickard's contracts with Dempscy
obligates tho promoter to notify Demp-
sey sixty days beforo tho contest just
where tho action, will be laid. The pro-
motor has tne privilege of changing
tho scene of tho fight even aftor his
decision hag been made, but he must
give ten days notice.
Killed Man For Denouncing
Bolshevism In His Home
Tocoma, Wash., March 7. Enraged
AUCUIUU, TTUBI1., AUU-Il-II I . -JHI UUM
because he denounced bolshovism and
ordered him out of his house for up-
holding it, Charles Davis last night liot
and killed his brother, Robert E. P.
Davis, a foreman at the Todd shipyard,
at their home and then made his escapo
i:i tho dead man 's automobile. The
shooting took placo in tho kitchen in,
tho presence of Robert's wifo and a
friend, J. W. Lamar, also a shipyard
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347th Ke!d Artilkrv Of 91st
R k T C1 C
Snn Francisco. Mar. 7 Th 347th
field artillery, the 4.7 inch gun unit
of the Plst division, win sail from
France within two weeks, according to
cablegrams received today by friends
of Chaplain George Lacombe of the
3-1'th. The unit is now at Brest prepar-
ing for embarkation.
The 347th is composed of national
army men from the Pacific coast states
5 COiT LOAF OF BREAD
IAY SOON 001 BACK
SAY FOOD OFFICIALS
Plan Embraces Taking Over
Honr Supply At Nominal
rrcht lo Eillers.
Washington, Mar. 7 the "nickel
loaf" may soon roturn to the market
basket of tho housewife, food adminis
tration officials said- today. They are
working on a plan said to bo nearly
ready for submission to Herbert Hoov
er and President Wilson to ntilizo the
billion dollar wheat prieo guarantee
fund for decreasing the price to bread
makers and still keep wheat prices at
$2.26 for the farmer.
The tcntativo plan, according to of
iicials, embraces the taking over of
tho flour supply of tho country at a
nominal profit to the miliars and sell
ing it to the public at a loss of $2 a
barrel. They express no doitbt that the
foreign demand for wheat will bo suf
ficient to keep the wheat price up to
I he government's guaranteed figure.
Bought at 58
Officials state that with wheat at
$2.20 a bushel, the flour cun bo bought
fairly by tho government for $8 a
barrel aftor making allowances for all
the bi-products caved in making tho
flour nnd for a fair profit.
But in order to insure the fivo cent
loaf tho flour must cost not moro than
$(1 a barrel to tho Ibread makers.
The plan considers the government
absorbing the loss of $2 a barrel at
a total cost "of $500,000,000. Thus the
consumor would got a five cent loaf
bread, tho farmer the $2.20 price and
tho government's appropriation bo us
ed to decrease tho bread price instead
of boosting the wheat pricei officials
Estimate Wlieat Crop
Tho food administration and tho de
partment of agriculture in estimating
this year's stimulated wheat crop
place the figure at about 1,200,000,1)1)0
bushels. Of this, prbbaibly 050,000,000
bushes will be needed for domestic
use, allowing about 550,000,000 bush
els fur export and carry over. About
300,000,000 bushels ean be . safely''-exported,
it is ibulicve'd, leaving the rest
for seed and other carry over needs.
Tho world wheat reserve of 400,000,
000 ibushele which was unavailable be
cause of shipping needs and which has
since been pouring into hungry Europe
willbe exhausted long before tho pres
ent crop is marketed-,- officials sniy. In
addition, nib-nut 300,000,000 bushels in
various localities, which has been held
a:s a carry over, is already used up.
Many of tho largo wheat district in
Russia, Rumania, Austria, Gormany
and parts of Italy and France thia year
will produce only a small portion of
their normal crup.
Can Got Any Figure
So officials have no doubt- that the
American export supply can be sold
at any figure asked for it. Great Brit
ain is now buying some wheat at about
$1 25, but this is on contracts whifh
have ibeen held up because gf hick of
shipping. The Liverpool market cannot
again control the world wheat price
until there is a world surplus of wheat,
! official state,
If tho ntan contemplated is npprov-
ed, all the export will be handled by
th United tttntoa Uram Ori)oruiloll,
!,!,. luMi.llfll tllB food Slir.ftlv from
thn United States to the allies during
V. ' - J! IT
war continued and oeiievea mere
would bo little 'objection to buying tho
wheat at the high fiture now.
Bring Bread Down First
Tho price of. bread, food adminiutrn-
' tion figures show, hag not increased in
proportion with, the price of wheat,
but the government is anxious to unjrK
bread down as the first and moot vital
step in decreasing the cost of living.
'or fivo years before tho war tho av
crago price of wheat was 87 cents, with
the average 13 ounce loaf selling for
five cents. With wheat at 2.2fl bread
-should ibe soiling for fourteen cents to
maintain tho proportion, but tne aver-
ago price of oread
d is only ten cents.
Out of every 1 worth of bread the;
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farmers before the war .received 25
cents. His sharo 19 now 41) cents, oiu-
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Admiral Sons At London
Washington, Mar. 7,
will relieve Admiral
Sims at London
.May 7, Socretary of the Navy Daniels
'announced today. Admiral Strauss will
return to Europe shortly to direct the
sweeping of mines from the North sea.
Admiral Niblack, who is being returned
rom tne jvicuitcrranean win oe eiuoi
of neval intelligence.
Navy officials expect that three of
the German merchant ships which are
being converted into transports will be
available this week.
Bt. Paul, Minn. Meat should be
more equitably distributed through tiTS
beef stew at the iboys' state school at
lied Wing, the state board of visitors
reported to Governor Burnquist,
Is Railroad Policy
Cummins Looks To
Expects Next Congress To Enact Such A Plan With
Broad Supervisory Powers, Vested In Government
Iowa Senator Heads Interstate Commerce Committee
which Will Frame New Railroad Law.
By L. O. Martin.
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, March 7. Private ow -
neruhip with broad supervisory powers,
vested m the government, is what Sen
ator Cummins, Iowa, expects as a per
manent railroad policy to be enacted
by the next congress, he said today.
Cummins will head the sentato inter-
state commerce committeo, which will
fraine tho new railroad law.
Before leaviag Washington for a brief
rest, Cummins outlined what in his view
will bo tho portable direction on con
gressional action. Though he personally
favors government ownership, Cuinmius
is of tho opinion it cannot be .obtained
Main Features of Law.
The main features of tho law Cum
mins expects to see enncted are:
I. Return of tho lines to their pnv
PART OF OLD THIRD
OREGON TO ARRIVE
Parts Of Compaciss B, L And
EI Make Up The 200 Who
Will Cose This Evening
Another wave of jubilation and wcl
como is due' ttr Portland this evening
when several units of the old Third
Oregon, now the 102ud Infantry, will
arrive from tho east over tho O. W. H.
& N. There are moro than 200 of the
boys, tho contingent buing mado up of,
detachmonts of Companies B, L, and M.
Tho soldiers will be met at tho depot
by the Multnomah Guard band and eo-
corted to tho auditorium, whore tliero
will bo a sumptuous dinner provided, I
the festivities to be followed by ai
dance. However. Colonol May, com-
manding tho old Third Oregon, has sent
wnrd 4 In l if in f in irminrti w uh tint
word that it is tho general wish that
no elaborate plans for (iitertninment
bo made until tho entiro regiment can
bo assembled and bo givon a greeting
enmasse in Portland. Tho boys will
remain in Portland until 3 o'clock in
the morning, when they will tontinuo
their journey to Camp Lewis.
Boys of Willamette Valley.
A number of Willamette valley boys
are included in this group, and coupling,
hem with the boys whs just came into
Portland with tho 00th regiment, the:
Portlt-nd With tllO
list or those WttO
at w. cotrey, sergeant iraiiK x iiescn-.
man, waiter r reenter, j. jjcici uciu j npprc(.iuto veTy nillch your prcseneo
Jumes Strange, all of Corvallis. , and j naBlire U aU that x take
Albany men arriving this week are Hp th( Be ncw dutieg whh the intontlon
as follows: - c). f uif niing them in tho most con-
Sergcantg C. B. Conn, J. B, Palmer, Mlcnti mM1IM aUhoKn X aRsalll0
B. T. Thacker, G. B. Crawford, Corpo-jth repnnl)ibiiiti0H wjtn the greatest
ulg C. Haborley, C. Hoflerstrom, . Ueu- rulu,,tanc ,
en, W. Gilbert, W. rarsons, J E. Lamb, Ho on to Bpfak in tho kindest
D. P. Ma-ttin, O. Q. Proty, P. h. Ral- rf hi predoecilior and o the por
ston, B. McLain, h. I. Kichardson.lj.,,, rclationg that had cxigtod Dctweo
Privities (first class It, L. B"rn0. them during tho past years, and ttw
1). r. Scwlanrt, I, Hholj B. D. Bi yin, eo " tion that ,,,, 0XiB,
.T. V. Elliott, K Smith Music.an W. B. lwwj eapMltiMl
Itowden. Privates L. Moore, W. D. Kilk-; ,, m.. i... ., hi. f.
i7i c- c- J""1' 011,1 L- V- B,ttrr; .
Tho Marion county hoys wno nave
. . mil uiim hoom.v.. v.. v. . - - -
recently returned and "tiro group of officials under the bier
court house number about 75, represent- f w,lon wiu conce(lo tnai it
ing Salem, Bilvcrton, Maclcay, Turiwr,; thpr(j . ftny l(mn -n 0r(lg01J futod to
Brooks, Gorvtw, Sublimity, Jefferson, i ,he roP)0nsibiiity n , Ui.
St. Paul, Shaw, Aumsville, Stayton. sev- 01(f)t ho bHnKs to u not on)y
en of tho group being students from- u (Uif,n;e o cxccutive abiil'.y
Willumotte University. but a long ncquaiitance with tho w'k
roBD's incomStax?o,ooo,ooo. f ttat offMai
Detroit, Mich. March 7. Henry Fordj
only mado upwards of a dozen million
dollars last year.nnd therefore, the in-
come taxes he will pay in tho next few
days will be less by a million or so than
last year, it developed today.
nor tne past iew nays a iurgu sum.
of aconntnnts, attorneys, clerks and
stenographers havo been hard at work,
f;;uring up Ford, debt to tho govern-!
ment and today tne jou was jar more
It was estimated that Ford's Income
taxes will amount to around $6,000,000.
Svens Point, Wis. George Clnrk
didn't wnnt thieve, to get his liberty
bonds. He burned them.
2 Consolidation into a few great
1 3. Guaranteeing a certain per cent
, return 0n capital,
4. Increase in the powers of the in
terstate commerce commission.
Several other members of the senate
and house committees incline to Cum
mins' view that private ownership is
j certain. But thero is practical unanira-
ity in congress cm one thing that con
ditions beforo the war can never bo
gono back to if the railroads are to con
tinue to bo pacemakers, or even to keep
pace with America's growth, members
said today. ' -,s
Most members of the two committees
believo that private ownership, sup
ported by government bucking, will put
the railroads on their feet financially
and result in moro efficitn operation.
TAKES OATH AND IS -KOWGGWOHAtSO
Justice McBride Administers
Vow la Presence Of Very
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"I do solemnly swear that 1
will support tho Constitution
of tho United States,, tho Con
stitution of the Slate of Oregon
and the laws thereof; and that
I will faithfully discharge tho
duties of Governor of tho State
of Oregon aeeordingto the best
of my ability, so help me God."
Caroful avod; all ostontaUoil,
ditlllh.v l(lmllZv with ,! .
le f , ffl d m'
men ns spectators in the governor's
of lice, Secretary of Stee Olcott this
morning took the customary oath,
whereby he became officially the chief
xecutive of the state The ceremony
waJ impressive even in its simplicity
ns amid nn uttor silence wnne-natred
old Justice McBride held up nn hand
and administered tho oath. And if it
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gakmn ' th(j omeM J
r(Ml , t(l (ln,)lo rM 'il)ilit Rnd h
- , ;. .,,,,. t ' ,i,, V iitlt
company, ilo said in part:
' (ieutlemen, 1 have come to the most
momentous event of my life, and I take
up tho work and responsibilities of this
office in a most -humble mnnuor. I
find myself too much overcome by tlio
solemnity of this moment to mane any
xtended wtr.ti'ment, but at some iuluro
,i(mr , M Vfis ,f moro freoy
fi(.0 with tho universal respect, good-
wiu and assured co-operation of tho en-
One of the first official acts of Go -
crnor Uicott, lonowing inaugural, was
tho appointment of a woman secretary
ns a notary public. The cornploto list
of notaries appointed this morning i
. rnmwell, Grains fcsn; J. ntoui,
Wendlmg; Huron Horensea, Amity; k.
E. Hiun, Portland; Henry Hcisel, Tilia-
O. M. Hand, Homestead; H. U
Estncnda; Noah Vibbert,
Ver logicalv his next act would ba
to wire R. A. Booth, of tho stf.to high
way commission, urging him to rccon-
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