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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (July 17, 1915)
VOL. jLV. NO. 17,030.
PORTLAND, OREGON', SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1913.
IMMCR FIVE CENTS.
TO SUBMIT VIEWS
Assertion of Rights on
ISSUE NOT TO BE DIVERTED
Germany's Hint Concerning
Mediation Held Secondary.
AMBASSADOR !S CONFIDENT
Von Bernstorff Thinks Attacks
Without Warning Will Not Be
Repeated Lansing Would Ac
cept Oral Guarantees.
WASHINGTON, July 16. The situa
tion that has arisen between Germany
and the United States over Germany's
failure to grant the American demands
growing out of the sinking o the Lusl
tania will be laid by President Wilson
before his Cabinet next Tuesday.
Several drafts of a note setting forth
the course which the United States in
tendsto follow as a result of the Ger
man reply have been prepared and will
be discussed by 'the President with
Secretary Lansing Monday and sub
mitted to the Cabinet the next day.
Definite Assertion Expected.
Although officials generally are reti
cent, the purpose of the United States
to continue to assert its rights on the
high seas probably will be announced
in definite form in the next note. In
authoritative quarters it was said that
the new note likely would indulge In
no extended discussion of the princi
ples already stated and reiterated.
It became known in official quarters,
too, that there was little likelihood
that the United States would subordi
nate the Lusitania jase or assertion of
its rights tohe intimations from Ger
many of a willingness to have the
United States mediate between Great
Britain and Germany in an effort to
restore recognition of the principle of j
the freedom of the seas.
Purpose Not to Be Diverted.
Much stress was placed on this point
by Count von Bernstorff, the German
Ambassador, in an informal interview
with Secretary Lansing today, but high
officials, recalling that one effort to
mediate on the subject of submarine
warfare and contraband already has
failed, Indicated that the step would
not be repeated unless specific request
was made by one or the other of the
Inasmuch as Count von Bernstorff
had no instructions from his govern
ment and brought no communication
from his foreign office, his visit to
day, some officials said, was unlikely
to change the purpose of the United
States to take into consideration solely
what was said by Germany in its last
The Ambassador exchanged views
with Secretary Lansing on all phases
of the question and sent a long report
Results May Be Seen Later.
The interview, it was believed, might
have tangible results during the course
of later negotiations, since the Ameri
can viewpoint was explained to some
extent by Secretary Lansing. Mr. Lan
sing, however, did not commit himself
in the absence of the President to the
course that the United States would
The Ambassador expressed confidence
late today that the situation between
the two countries was not critical and
that a rupture of relations seemed im
possible, because of the desire of both
governments to avoid it- He believes
thtt there will be no repetition of at
tacks without warning on passenger
vessels of belligerent nationality, and
bases his optimism on the fact that
German submarines recently have ex
ercised great precautions.
When asked if oral assurances that
Americans would be safe on unresisting
and unarmed belligerent ships would
be acceptable. Secretary Lansing told
inquirers that if such assurances were
given by direction of the German gov
ernment they would be as satisfactory
as those of a formal character. As
yet he had heard nothing from Berlin
on this phase of the situation since
the last note arrived.
WJXSOX FORMS HIS VIEWS
President Xow Ready to Snbmit
Questions to Cabinet.
CORNISH, N. H., July 16. President
Wilson today virtually put in shape the
views on the German situation which
he will communicate to Secretary Lan
sing and other members of his Cabinet
on his return to -Washington next week.
No announcement on the subject will
be made, however, untlj the President
has met with his Cabinet and deter
mined finally on the details of the next
step In the American policy.
The protest from Austria-Hungary
against the shipment of large consign
ments of munitions of war to the allies,
and the situation growing out of the
interference by Great Britain wth com
merce between the United States and
neutral nations in Europe, came in for
a share of the President's attention to
day, but he let It be known that all
information would have to come from
the State Department.
The President worked for several
hours today in his study on official
business, and spent the remainder of
the time golfing, automobiling and rest
FLOOD DAMAGE IN
OHIO IS $2,000,000
FIVE DEAD, SCORES 1XJIKED,
RAIX FALLS IV TORRENTS.
Vast Areas Imperiled by Weak Em
bankments Favorable Weather
Allays Fears for Future.
COLUMBUS, O., July 16. Five dead,
scores Injured and more than 12,000,000
worth of property damage were the
toll of floods which last night and to
day resulted from torrential rains
throughout Central Ohio. Hundreds of
acres of land are under water and vast
areas imperiled by weak levees and
In several places in Ohio the disas
trous flood of March, 1913, was ex
ceeded, but most of the swollen streams
were stationary tonight and fears of
further damage were allayed by favor
able weather predictions.
At Lima, where three lives were lost.
more than 300 homes submerged and a
large area flooded, the Ottawa River
began to rise again today, and the city
tonight faced unprecedented flood con
ditions. Mayor Standish issued a proc
lamation saying that while the prop
erty damage there would exceed $300.
000, no outside aid in relief work would
KANSAS CITY. July 16. The Mis
souri River had reached the' 27.3
foot stage here today, the highest in
the history of the local bureau, excep
ing in the disastrous flood years 1903
and 1908. The stage marked a rise of
four-tenths since morning and the
water continued to ascend at about the
same rate tonight.
P. Connor, observer, however, an
nounced tonight that the situation ap
peared somewhat less threatening than
this morning, because of the absence of
heavy rains in the valley of the Mis
souri and Kansas rivers - since early
50 TEACH Eh 3 HERE TODAY
Committee to Entertain Cleveland
Pedagogues During; Stay.
Fifty teachers from Cleveland. C
will arrive In Portland this morning
at 7:30 o'clock and will remain in the
city until 11:30 o'clock, when they will
go on to Seattle.
The Chamber of Commerce and the
schools of the city are co-operating
In their entertainment. L. R. Alder
man, superintendent, and W. T. Fletch
er, principal in charge of the Summer
schools, head the committee represent
ing the schools, and O. C Bortzmeyer
is on the committee from, the Chamber
Arrangements are made for visits
to the Summer, schools, sightseeing
trips about the city and a luncheon or
dinner in honor of the visiting teach
ers. EX-C0UNC1LMEN ARRESTED
Four Accused of Making Loans of
City Money to Themselves.
BAKER, Or., July 16. (Special.)
Charged with lending to themselves
money which belonged to the town of
Granite, I. N. Ford, Elmer Thornburg,
Charles Alexander and Benjamin Aus
tin, ex-Councilmen of Granite, 14 miles
weet of Sunrpter, have been arrested
and haled before the Grant County
Court at Canyon City.
The transaction is said to have oc
curred several months ago, and the
men have never denied that they made
the loan as alleged.
The case probably will be taken up
by the Grant County Court next month.
T. R. TO HEAR REPORTS
Washington Bull Moose to Relate
Party Prospects in State.
SEATTLE, Wash., July 16. Theodore
Roosevelt, on his way to the Panama
Pacific Exposition, will arrive in Se
attle by steamer from Vancouver, B.
C, next Sunday niglit at 9 o'clock.
Upon his arrival at the hotel he will
receive a delegation of 25 Progressive
party leaders, who will report the con
dition of the party in Washington.' At
7:45 o'clock Monday, morning Mr.
Roosevelt will breakfast with a lead
ing Republican editor of Seattle, and at
9 o'clock he will leave . by train for
LIMIT PUT ON LAWMAKING
Virginia Grant Held to Forbid Ref
erendum In Five State.
SUPERIOR. Wis., July 16. The in
itiative and referendum cannot be le
gally adopted in Wisconsin, Minnesota.
Illinois. Indiana and Michigan, the Ave
states formed out of the original North
western Territory, lawyers attending
tne annual convention of the Wiscon
sin Bar Association were told today by
Aodison c. Harris, of Indianapolis.
He took the position that Virginia,
in turning the territory over to the
Union, provided that the area disposed
or always should have a "strict Re
publican form of government."
AUSTRIA REGULATES PRICE
Compromise Grain Schedule Fixed
Until After 1918 Harvest
ZURICH, via London, July 16. The
-n.uoi.rian government Has nxed the fol
lowing prices of grain until the hai-ves
oi iju per zm pounds: Wheat.
Crowns (a crown l "J 11 Ar,.
and malting barley, 2S crowns; oth
Dariey ana oats, Z6 crowns.
These prices are midway between th
War n H thn nnvmal - ... i
The government also promises shortly
pcrnui mi aaie 01 pure wheat flour
FOES OF INHUMANITY
Red Book Says Rules of
War Are Violated.
CONSULAR OFFICIALS MISSING
Belgians Charged With Brutal
Treatment of Aliens.
MANY INSTANCES CITED
Malicious Punlhhment, Neglect,
Atrocious Assaults. Poisoning
Wells and Other Crimes
Laid to Entente Allies.
WASHINGTON. July 15. Austria
Hungary's indictment of the methods
of warfare, of . her enemies, giving
scores of Instances of " barbarous
treatment" of nationals and prisoners
and breaches of international law,
was made public today In a " Red
Book" issued by the Austro-Hungari-an
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
through Its embassy here. The pub
lication is called a "Collection of Evi
dence." The first two parts." says a pref
atory note, "contain evidence con
cerning the treatment ot Austro-Hun-garian
diplomatic and consular offi
cers djt the government officers of
the hostile countries. The cases ad
duced deal with the violations of the
most elementary rules of the right of
hospitality. Never before have so
many cases of the violations of this
right been instanced.
Citizens Roughly Treated.
"The third part contains evidence of
the treatment to which. Austrian and
Hungarian citizens have been subject
ed In roost cases before the opening
or hostilities in hostile countries.
Even If it be conceded that the pre
vention of the enemy's nationals from
Joining the war is to a certain extent
Justifiable, the methods employed by
the hostile countries, and especially
the arrest and the incarceration of
aged men. sick persons, women and
children, are contrary to the elemen
tary usages of humanity.
"The fourth part comprises proofs
of violations of the laws of warfare
To the numerous cases of disregard of
the regulations concerning the use of
prohibited projectiles contained in The
Hague agreement and the Geneva con
vention, must be added the unspeak
able outrages of which the Serbian
and Montenegrin troops have been
guilty. This ruthlessly Illegal way of
conducting war operations and the
cruel and treacherous participation of
the entire population in acts of war
certify once more the lapse from
civilization which the people of these
countries have undergone.
Consuls Still Missing.
"Up to this day the Ministry of For
eign Affairs is still without informs.
tion concerning the ' fate of several
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
desrees; minimum. 61 decrees.
TODAY'S Fair and warmer; northwesterly
Austria Issues "Red Book" aceustng enemies
of many violations of rules ot mar.
Paris editors say Austria-Hunrarr seeks to
divert discussion from real Issue with
Germany. pas 2.
British wool manufacturing Industry de
moralized by war. Pass 2.
Welsh coal miners defy government. Page 2.
Zapata' JjNOVt" ..! routed. Paso -.
. " National.
wi!son ready to submit views on relations
TlHh Oermanr to cabinet; rights on sea
Insisted on. Page 1.
Government publishes guide book for trav.
elers. Page 10.
Trading; In "war shares' reaches boom
proportions aa result of large contracts.
Postal clerk who stola fjo.ono says he wsa
tempie.l by knowledge he could open
safe. I'age 3.
Flood damage In Ohio reachea S2.000.O0O.
Thaw set free, starts home in high-speed
auto. Page 3.
Senator Kellaher opposes extra " session as
well as Governor's plans. Page lo.
Land Board demands bond or forfeit ot
J. C Moore, salt lake lessee, by Mon
day. Pace 10.
T. Eugene Kaker at Chautauqua advises
hearera to "Play Number 1." Page 11.
Pacific Coast league results Portland 1.
Ban Francisco 7; I.os Angeles 4. Verncn
2; Bait Lake 6, Oakland 1. Page 14.
Coast players easily win doubles ot Cast vs.
West tourney at Fair. Page 14.
Ed Walsh comes back and pitches White
Box to vl.lory over Athletics. Page 14.
Commercial and Marine.
Chartering for grain loading la on SOs basis
fur December. Page 11.
September wheat brings high prices at local
exchange. Page 10.
Threshing delas responsible for higher
wheat market at Chicago. Pag IS.
Manipulation of war stocks continues In
Wall atreet market. Page 15.
Portland and Vicinity.
Dr. P. P. Claxton. United States Commis
sioner of Education, spesks at Chamber
of commerce luncheon today. Page 4.
Dsleratea to convention of attotary Clubs
entertained here. Page 7.
Senator Tillman visiting his daughter In
Portland. Pag S.
Thousands of Sarlners pay visit to Portland.
Perjury charge enlivens Dodge trial.
Prosecution trying to show where Cashier
stock profits went. Page 1.
Senator Tillman, of South Carolina, here on
visit. Page S.
Weather report, data and forecast, rase IS.
JULY RAINS ABNORMAL
Weatherman Reports .7 9 I noli More
Than Average Precipitation.
July, which is traditionally supposed
to give a farewell sprinkle on its fifth
day and then be fair and warm the
rest of the month, has gone contrary
to Its normal record this year and la
now .79 of an inch ahead of the game.
The normal rainfall tor the entire
month is .54 of an Inch, while the
weatherman reported yesterday a to
tal of 1.33, which places It in a fair
way. if it keeps up the pace, to break
The greatest volume of this rain fell
between July C and 8. when the total
precipitation was .90 of an inch.
R0UMANIA IS OBDURATE
Germany's Demand for Passage of
Munitions to Turkey Refused.
LONDON. July 1. The correspond
ent at Copenhagen of the Exchange
Telegraph Company quotes the Vor
waerts as announcing:
"Roumanla' has emphatically refused
to comply with Germany's demands to
allow weapons and ammunition to
traverse Roumanla for Turkey.
HIS FIRST TRIP TO THE BEAR'S
STOCK SOLD AT $14
Features in Cashier
EUGENE MAN NOW INVOLVED
Treasury Shares Represented
as Personal Holdings.
SPECIAL ACCOUNT CARRIED
Sales Ieclared Made by Vice-President
of Corporation at I -ess Than
Half Price Belns Obtained
ly Agents Elsewhere.
What became of a certain little Item
of J8 a share from the sale of several
hundred shares ot United States Cash
ier Company treasury stock to invest
ors In Eugene. Or., at $14 a share?
This interesting question occupied
much of yesterday's session In the trial
of officials and salesmen of the com
pany before a Jury In Federal Judge
The Government Introduced testi
mony to show that the stock was sold
for $11 a share and that the company
received only $S a share for It. Who
got the other $8. or where It went, the
books did. not show, according to the
Sales Made by Kagrae Maw.
United States Attorney Rcamcs en
deavored to show by witnesses that
the mystery of this missing $8 a share
could be cleared up by at least one ot
two defendants In the case Prank
Menefee, president of the company, or
Oscar A. Campbell, of Eugene, vice
president and director. The testimony
against Mr. Campbell was the first so
far given to Implicate him in the al
leged conspiracy to use the mails to
defraud, for which the defendants are
ilrvt Campbell. It -was testified, made
the sales at $14 a share, and the books
show later that Mr. Menefee placed $6
for each such share to the credit of the
company. Whether the other $S was
turned over to Mr. Menefee, or
whether he never saw It at all, was
not brought out yesterday.
Wide Manila on Salem kms.
The part of the transaction that
stood out clearly was that shares of
the company of the par value of $10
were sold for $14. at a time when they
were supposed to be on sale at $30 a
hare, and that only $S of the sale
price got to the company's treasury.
Somewhere In the shuffle the $8 had
dropped out and got loat.
Another peculiar feature of these
sales, according to the testimony of
witnesses who had bought the stock,
was that It had been represented to
them by Mr. Campbell that It was "re
sold" stock that is. stock orlglnally
bought by other persons who were un
able to hold It and so willing to let it
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Fridays War Moves
THE Austro-German armies, which
now appear to be working in per
fect concert as the result of the Ger
man organization, are giving the Rus
sians little rest or time to reorganize
themselves after their retreat from
Simultaneously with the German ef
fort to reach Warsaw, or the Russian
lines serving that fortress from the
north, the Austrlans have attacked
along the Dniester and have succeeded
in crossing that river at several points.
General von Mackensen's army, which
doubtless had been waiting for Field
Marshal von Hindenburg to move In
the north, has also come to lifo again,
and the fighting has been resumed in
In fact there Is fighting of more or
less severity all along the Rusaian front
except In Central Poland, where the
Russians are In such strong positions
that. In the opinion of military men.
It would be Impossible to break
The Germans say they have made
further progress Ith their northern
operation, but with the Russian re
tiring It Is not likely that the main
forces have clashed as yet. The com
bined operations are the most gigantic
yet undertaken, the aim being, accord
ing to military experts, to squeeze the
Russians out of Warsaw and the great
lice of country which they hold to
the north, south and east of that city,
and at the aame time to attempt an in
vasion of Bessarabia.
So long as this effort to crush Rus
sia or to break her power of offensive
continues, there la little possibility,
military writers say. that the Germans
will attempt any Important movement
In the West, for It Is believed that the
Auslro-Grrmans will for a long while
require all their available troops In the
East. Four German army corps, com
posed of Pomeranians and men from
Schleswlg. ere said to have left Thorn
to reinforce General von Hindenburg.
The German Crown Prince eld try to
break through the French lines In the
Argonne. but It Is the opinion of mili
tary experts that his Intention was
simply to weaken the French hold on
Verdun. A German official statement
claims that one result of this offensive
was the capture of 7000 French soldiers
in three weeks. On the other hand,
the French assert that they hav re
gained mobt of the ground they have
been forced to give up and which they
say did not exceed 400 yards In depth.
British critics describe the effort of
the Crown Prince aa a costly and par
tially successful advance, followed by
a caunter-offenslvc which definitely
cheeked his progress.
Fighting is wow in progress on the
Lorraine frontier and in Artola. Here
tue French continue their attempt lo
Further progress is unofficially re
ported from Athens to have been made
by tho allies ou the Gallipot! peninsula
In the Dardanelles campaign, a.nd as
the Athens dispatches are generally
ahead of the official reports, this state
ment Is credited in London.
More important is tho news that
Roumanla has declined to accede to
Germany's demand that Roumanla
allow munitions to pass through that
country for Turkey.
i ne entente allies announce another
victory In Africa, where they captured
Ngaundere. an important trading cen
ter of Kanierun. a German colony la
Western irfquatorlal Africa.
IRISH LEADERS BANISHED
Three Opponents of Recruiting Or
dered Out of Country.
LONDON. July 1C The government
has ordered three members of the Sinn
Fein Ernest BIytbe. of Knnletlmon;
William Mallows, of Athenry. and H. J.
Pirn, of Belfast to leave Ireland. The
Immediate cause of their expulsion la
believed to be their campaign from
public platforms asainat war and re
cruiting. Ail of the trio were active in the Sinn
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TRAINING OFFERED POLICE
Xevc Vork Officials Invited to led
eral Military Camp.
NEW YORK. July 1C A plan to give
Inspectors, captains and lieutenants of
the New ork police force military in
struction was divulged today when
Police Commissioner Woods sent no
tice to these officers. 719 in all. asking
how many would like to enter the
I nited States military camp at Platts
burg. N. Y for four weeks' training,
beginning August 10. The notice was
sent at the request of Major-General
Leonard Wood, commander of the De
partment of the East.
Police Commissioner Wood said the
salaries of the men who accept would
VAST TIMBER TRACT TO GO
I'orest Service Announces Sale of
Billion Feet on Burnt Hirer.
BAKER, Or.. July 1. (Special.)
That more than 1,000,000.000 feet of
limber on the west fork of Burnt River
shortly will be thrown on the market
by the Forest Service, was the state
ment of Albert Wlesendanger. district
forestry clerk, who was In Uskcr last
night. He was returning to Portland
after putting a crew of men to work
nine miles from Audrey.
The cruise In the tract embracing
72 square miles will probably take
about two months. It is estimated. The
tract is reported singularly frea from
OF! CITY IN FORGE
Thousands Arrive to
Pay Brief Visit.
DOZENS OF AUTOS EMPLOYED
Al Kader Commandeers Every
Available Car for Day.
SCENIC RIDES ATTRACTION
Old Friends Hunted for ,uci.
Streetcars Chartered, and IK-locations
IMloted l'rom Depots to
Hotels by Port laud Nobles.
From Aad to Zorah taking them
alphabetically the Shrlners descended
upon Portland yesterday.
The Aads came from Duluth and the
.oralis from Terra Haute, while added
thousands with names equally peculiar
came from almost every other corner
of the country.
But nevertheless also notwithstand
ing the same generous hospitality was
extended by their fellow nobles of -VI
Kader In Portland.
It made the Al Kader chaps get up
and don their turkey-red fezzes at un
reasonable and unseasonable hours
the way those visitors Insisted on
reaching Portland along about 4 and
S o'clock In the morning.
It kept the Al Kaders constantly on
the Jump the way they persisted in
arriving at odd moments within the
day without previous announcement
and with little untoward ceremony.
Squads of Aslss Handle Tank..
But the Portland Shriners had
learned to expect the unexpected and
were vrepared to meet almost every
But what would they have done with
out the aid of the faithful automobile?
The automobile batteries under di
rection of Noble Ira F. Powers were
divi rd Into half a dozen squads. On
squad did service exclusively between
the North Bank station and the hotels.
Another served between tho Union sta
tion and the hotels.
A third did nothlns but carry visitors
from the hotels out over a short scenic
ride on the West Side of the city. An
other section covered a longer routs
that included both the East Side and
the West Side.
Then there was sort of an unat
tached, disorganized squad of machines
that didn't do anything but odd errands
for accommodation of the visitors. If
Noble Redfez, from Mu.-kogee. for In
stance, had a friend In Portland whom
he hadn't -en since childhood, the
Shrlners had a machine there ready to
take him out to hla friend's residence.
If the nature lovers wanted to go out
to the parks and see the trees and
flowers a group of special cars was
there to take them.
MshtseelsiK Car Chartered.
It was utterly Impossible for a visit
ing Shriner with power to make his
wants understood to lack for anything
In Portland yesterday.
Then, bealdes all this, the Al Kaders
Just chartered all the sightseeing street
cars that the Portland Railway. Light
at Power Company possessed, and kept
them running around the acentc loops
all day long. Folks could go on an
automobile trip in one direction, come
back and go on a streetcar ride Into
some other part of town.
While the Imperial Hotel headquar
ters for Al Kader was the natural
rendezvous for the great bulk of the
guesta. the crowds were ao great that
they overflowed and spilled Into all the
leading hotels In the downtown district
the Portland, tho Oregon, the Benson,
the Multnomah, the Perkins and some
of the others.
The entertainment provided by the
local shrinera was so elaborate In Ita
arrangements and so perfect in Its exe
cution that the vtsitora easily could
have been made to believe that It was
a part of the programme for the Seattle
conclave from hu h they were Just re
turning. Seattle Seta Pace.
And. speaking of the Seattle conclave,
all were agreed that Seattle establiahed
a new top-notch record so far as enter
tainment Is concerned, and that Shrine
dom reached a climax to far as enjoy
ment Is concerned.
"Seattle set such a race." said "Jack"
Jones, of Oklahoma City, Imperial mar
shal of all the Shriners, "that It will
be hard for conclave cities In the future
to keep It up.
"I don't believe they'll try to keep
All were agreed, though, that as an
Incidental entertainment Portland's dis
play of enthusiastic hospitality yester
day harmonized well with the big week
ful of festivities on the Sound.
A Tew weeks ago W. J. Hofmann.
general chairman of the local enter
tainment committee, with Arabic fore
sight, appointed a series of commit
teesone committee for each separate
temple scheduled to visit Portland this
PI... f.r lirssss A.tr.y.
But lo and behold! When the fex
tops began to pass through the depots,
they were all mixed together like a
Russian army on a rout. They refused
to stsy In their respective groups end
the local committees had a fine, sweet
time trying to keep them separated.
Put there was no use to keep them
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