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VOL. LVI XO. 17,306.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY. MAY lO. 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
GUARD IS SENT TO
BY SPY-GLASS USE
MADMAN STABS 3
TO BE UNFAVORABLE
VICTIM'S WIFE to unni EM Mil I S Tfl
SEEK VENGEANCE : '" f.
7 0 GALLON" S OF ILLICIT WHISKY
SEIZED BY SHERIFF:
TWO IX OLYMPIA JAIL ALL AT
TACKED IX SLEEP.
MRS. DKEMEK SAYS SHE WILL
CiO OX MEXICAN'S TRAIL.
Three States to Help
50,000 MEN WILL BE IN FIELD
Regulars Will Stay in Mexico
Until Order Is Assured.
CABINET IS . PESSIMISTIC
Crneral Obrcgon's Delay in Rati
fying Agreement With Ameri-
Is Puzzling Militia Cun
Sent Across Boundary.
WASHINGTON-, May 9. With S000
additional troops under orders for the
Mexican border, including 4000 Na
tional Guardsmen from Arizona, New
Mexico and Texas, Administration offi
cials felt tonight that necessary steps
had been taken to prevent further raid
ing of American border towns by ban
dits. President Wilson and his Cabinet
discussed the Mexican situation today,
but the President had authorized the
new troop orders before his advisers
gathered. General Scott and General
Kunston recommended early in the day
that additional forces be sent to the
border. After an exchange of tele
grams General Funston suggested that
the National Guard from the three
states named be called out in addition
to the sending of all the remaining
infantry to Join his command. His
suggestion was promptly approved and
orders were dispatched.
Obregon's Delay Causes Pessimism.
Borne members of the Cabinet were
frankly pessimistic, after the meeting,
over the delay of General Obregon in
ratifying the agreement he negotiated
with General Scott covering co-opera
tive border operations, including those
of General Pershing'B expedition. Re
ports from Mexico City indicated that
the agreement had been approved by
General Carranza. and officials here
were at a loss to understand Obregon's
The majority of the President's ad
vlsers believed that the agreement
finally would be ratified, and that the
border situation would clear Itself
quickly thereafter. It was clearly in
timated in all quarters, however, that
there would be no change in the policy
of the Washington Government; that
the troops would stay in Mexico until
the border was safe from incursions;
that raiders would be pursued across
the line every time they became active,
and that the whole strength of the
National Guard would be used if neces
Other Mllltla JVot "let Considered.
Pecretary Baker said the question of
railing Guardsmen from other states
into the service was not under imme
diate consideration. It was learned.
however, that General Kunston already
had been supplied with all papers,
forms and instructions- necessary to
muster into service the Guardsmen of
all states near the border, and that
ordnance and quartermaster stores to
outfit all such troops on a fuir war
basis are held at convenient points for
Mr. Baker refused to discuss reports
that General Kunston had urged that
a total of 150.000 men be given him to
maintain the border guard. It is pos
sible that the border commander men
tioned that figure as the number of
men he thought necessary to insure pro
tection of all border towns and ranches
by providing an adequate guard for
each. The Secretary said General Per
shing's force in Mexico was able to
take care of itself in any emergency.
Nearly BO.OOO In Service.
Including the troops ordered out to
day, there will be nearly 45.000 soldiers,
perhaps BO.OOO. along the border or in
Mexico, according to the best available
X igureB here. The War Department has
declined to publish actual numbers, but
with the entire mobile Army except
five troops of cavalry under General
Funston's command, in addition to the
4000 or more guardsmen and the several
thousand recruits who are being for
warded to the regular regiments as fast
as they are mustered in, the United
States has a considerable Army strung
out along the 1S00 miles of the interna
Ca!!tng out the National Guard for
the first time under the present mili
tary law brings up the fact that, as
written, the act authorizes the Presi
dent to use the state soldiers either
within or without United states ter
ritory. The provision authorizing the
use of the guardsmen as such beyond
the border was held to be unconstitu
tional by ex-Attorney-General Wicker
sham. It . never has been passed on by
the Supreme Court, however, and Pres
ident Wilson has full legal authority
to employ the state forces beyond the
border if he so desires. Only an in
Junction against the War Departmen
could prevent it.
Federal Status Obligatory.
By the terms of the law the guards
men must be mustered into the service
; of the United States before they come
under complete control of the Federal
Government. Their oath of enlistment
to the various states makes the ac
ceptance of the Federal status oblig
atory, however, and there is no ques
tion of volunteering involved in the
(Concluded on Pace 3. Column l.
Officers in Wait Several Days Watch
ing Quarry- J 2 OO Fine Fol
lowed by Sew Arrest.
DAVENPORT, Wash., May 8. (Spe
cial.) Alter Jylng in wait on a nearby
mountainside for several days and
through a spyglass watching: the move
ments ot the moonshiners from their
place of concealment. Sheriff John A.
Level and two deputies swooped down
on Willis Tubbs, of the Spokane River
country north of here, and captured
him while he was operating one of the
most complete stills e.-r located in this
section of the country.
The arrest was mrie with little diffi
culty. The officers seized 70 gallons
of newly-made wl isky.
Tubbs, who W'.s brought to Daven
port, pleaded guilty and was fined J200
but no sooner as he released than he
was rearreste I to face charges pre
ferred by Ke'.eral revenue officers.
MILL REFUSES BUSINESS
Marshfield Plant Filling $1,000,000
Order for Child Auto AVriters.
MARSHFIELD, Or., May 9. (Spe
cial.) Frank W. Rehfeld, a myrtle
wood manufacturer here, has more
orders than he can fill and had to turn
down a large contract for myrtle bob
bins for spinning mills in Calcutta,
Myrtle wood novelties have become
much sought since they were exhibited
at the San Francisco Exposition, and
orders for the wood are being received
from many sections, of the United
The Rehfeld plant is now busy on
an order for 1,000,000 auto writers, a
contrivance used in teaching small chil
dren to write.
AUSTRALIA WANTS PAPER
Contract for 500 Tons a Month Is
Offered Hawley Company.
OREGON CITY, Or., May 9. (Special.)
A trans-Pacific freight line, to carry
500 tons of paper from Portland every
30 days, is proposed in a tentative con
tract submitted by Australian Interests
to W. P. Hawley, of the Hawley Pulp
& Paper Company, today. The Austra
lians would contract with the Hawley
mill for their supplies.
In the party were J. C. Connelly, pub
lisher of the Morning Herald, Sydney:
Harry Southcuse. wholesale paper
dealer, Sydney, and H. R. Williar, pa-
per exporter, San Francisco.
The Crown Willamette mill is send
ing 15 tons of pulp a day to Japan.
WOMEN CRITICISE CHURCH
Pastor Who Talked Against Suf
frage Loses Parishioners.
MINNEAPOLIS. May 9. Churches
which fail to extend to women mem
bers, the right of a voice in their af
fairs, net criticised by delegates to
the Mississippi Valley Suffrage confer'
A Missouri delegate declared that the
pas'or of her church had gone so far
as to "talk against woman suffrage
almost every Sunday from the pulpit."
What did you do about it?" de
manded a score of delegates.
Quit the church." was the reply,
and the hall rang with cheers and clap
ping of hands. No action was taken.
CAMPAIGN BY LETTER ONLY
District Attorney in Coos Too Busy
Prosecuting to Electioneer.
MARSHFIELD. Or.. May 9. (Spe
cial.) District Attorney L. A. Liljeq
vist, who seeks the Republican re-
nomination in Coos County, has been
too busy to make a canvass. He was
obliged to resort to a circular letter
to the voters.
The letter makes the surprising
statement that within the past eight
years there have been nearly as many
prosecutions as for the
ceding his incumbency.
Mr. Liljeqvist's inability to make an
campaign is In his mind proof that the
S1S0O salary Is too little for the work.
THREADING FENCE IS $50
Auto Pilot 1'ined for Running Car
Through Hoard Inclosure.
Frank Robblns, pilot of the automo
bile which crashed through a fence""bn
the Powell Valley road last Sunday,
was fined J50 by District Judge Bell
Both Robblns and Sam Crowe, the
latter a passenger in the automobile.
and slightly injured, were questioned
on the stand by Deputy District At
torney T. G. Ryan as to the source of
the liquor they had been drinking Sun
day. It came from an unknown man
in the North End, both testified.
63 PLANES ARE BURNED
Copenhagen Hears German Factory
Is Lost in Explosion.
COPENHAGEN, via London. May 9.
Reports have been received here that
a few days ago fire broke out in
aeroplaning factory at Altona. Prus
sia, an explosion occurring while a me
chanic was pouring petrol Into a ma
chine. Sitxy-two other machines, which
wers ready for service or partly fin
ished, were destroyed, together with
the factory, according to reports.
Bid for Block of 100
60,000 VISITORS EXPECTED
Chicago Republican Committee
Makes Price $50 Straight.
FEELING IS OPTIMISTIC
Belief That .Man Nominated Will Be
Next President Accounts for Big
Demand for Scats, Which Has
Eclipsed All Records.
CHICAGO, May 9. (Special.) From
the pile of mail that was stacked high
all over his office today, Fred W.
Upham, chairman of the Chicago corrt
mittee that brought the Republican
National Convention to this city, ex
tracted a letter. The letter made an
offer of J10.000 for 100 seats for the
convention that will assemble in Chi
cago June 7 to name the candidate of
the Republican party for President.
"The demand for tickets of admis
sion to the convention is enormous.
said Mr. Upham, surveying the piles
upon piles of letters awaiting his re
turn to Chicago. "We are getting at
least a bushel of mail a day, and al
most every letter asks for seats.
Demand Exceed All Record.
I've been connected with the Chi
cago committee that has handled four
National Republican conventions, and
I never saw anything like the demand
for tickets that there is for this year.
It is four times as great as ever be
fore." Mr. Upham returned today from a
short vacation spent in French Lick to
fit himself for the strenuous work of
(the next few weeks. He took oft his
coat, rolled up his sleeves and went to
Predictions have been made that the
big Republican convention will bring
SO. 000 visitors to Chicago for the con
vention week, and from the looks of
the mall in Mr. Upham's office today it
would seem that the number might well
be twice 60,000.
Optimistic Feeling Prevails.
'The feeling seems to prevail." said
Mr. Upham. "that the man named at
the convention for the Presidency will
be t,he next President of the United
States, and this, I think, accounts in
some measure for the big demand for
tickets. Then, too, the situation is un
certain more uncertain than ever be
fore so short a time before a conven
tion. No one seems to know who will
be named, and this has added to the
interest of the gathering.
"As far as the Chicago committee is
concerned, the ticket situation is this
It cost us f 100,000 to bring- the conven
tion to Chicago. Our allotment of
tickets is 2210. These will De sold for
nTirlllfld on PafC. 2. Column l.
1 " 1
Gillies, Under Bunk, Grabs Foot or
Assailant Struggling With Vic
tims and Ends Fracas.
OLYMPIA. Wash.. May 9. (Special.) (
Leaping from his bed in the County
Jail at midnight with a wild yell that
he was being killed. Ernest Rlesch.
held for investigation as to his sanity,
attacked three fellow prisoners In the
dark with a heavy pocket-knife. The
men were all in the tank outside their
cells, and Riesch stabbed Joe Miller
and William Thompson seriously in the
neck before they were awake. He
then attacked Fred Kusah and stabbed
him in the neck.
A desperate struggle followed be
tween the three men streaming with
blood and the lunatic they were locked
in with. The battle was brought to
en end by J. F. Gilles. convicted former
claim agent of the Industrial Insur
ance Commission, who had crawled
under a bunk when the fray began.
He reached out and grabbed Riesch
by the leg. bringing him to the floor.
The four then disarmed and forced
Riesch into a cell. Miller, Thompson
and Kusah are in the hospital, ail badly
cut about the neck and shoulders, but
they are not believed to be dangerously
injured. Riesch was , committed to the
hospital for the insane today. His in
sanity is said to be due to being hit on
the head with a hammer by an em
ployer when he was a boy in Denmark,
He worked at Oyster Bay during hia
sane periods, and had not previously
displayed murderous symptoms.
ANT0INE PARADIS, 102, DIES
Washington State's Oldest Citizen
Closes Long Life at Colville.
COLVILLK. Wash.. May 9. (Special.)
Antoine Aubon dit Paradis. who wu
born at St. Aniset. County of Hunting
ton. District of Montreal. Province of
Quobec. Canada, in June, 1814, died here
at the Sanitarium today.
He came to Colville September IS,
1859, from St. Paul, where he traded
with Indians. Since then Mr. Faradls
had resided here. He has 15 children
THE DALLES SHIVERS AT 35
Snow Falls on- Nearby Hills
Temperature Takes Drop.
THE DALLES. Or, May 9. i:;peelal
A light covering of snow decorated
the top of the Klickitat hills, across
the river, early this morning and an
inch of snow was reported at Man
Chester mills, 15 miles south cf thl
The thermometer dropped to 3
above during the night, but the cold
weather caused no damage here.
VILLA IS BELIEVED ALIVE
Chief of Bandit's Escort Reported
in River Florida District.
TORREON. Mexico, May 9. Th
presence of Nicholas Hernandez, chle
of Villas escort, in the River Florid
district, is believed hero to indicate
that Vifla is still alive and probabl
near the Lrbina ranch.
Several bandit bands have becom
so reduced, it is reported, that they
are not regarded as military menaces.
THE PRESIDENT GREATLY ENJOYS A CIRCUS.
Committed 1 1 to 7
O'GORMAN JOINS OPPOSITION
Efforts for Delay Blocked by
HARD FIGHT IS EXPECTED
Committee Glad to Shift Responsi
bility to Senate, Where, How
ever, Result Is . in Doubt.
Absentees Votes Counted.
WASHINGTON. May 9. (Special.)
Appointment of Louis D. Brandeis to
the United States Supreme Court will
meet with an unfavorable report from
the Senate Judiciary committee, should
the vote come tomorrow, as ordered by
the committee Monday
Senator O'Gorman. of New York, who
has been wr.verlng in regard to his
vote, is now in opposition to the con
firmation of Mr. Brandeis. He is re
ported to have joined with Senators
Smith, of Georgia, and Shields, of Ten
nessee. In opposition to Mr. Brandeis.
The committee vote, therefore, will be
11 against ana seven lor a ravoraoie
Absentees" Vote Recorded,
Eight Republicans of the committee
arc opposed to Mr. Brandeis. Two of
these Republican Senators are absent.
Senators Cummins, of Iowa, and Clark,
of Wyoming. But by unanimous con
sent of the committee they will be per
mitted to cast their votes in commit'
tee, and these votes will be recorded
against the confirmation of Mr. Bran
President Wilson's letter to Senstor
Culberson, chairman of the committee,
brou.ht th oue.tion to a in the
committee and forced action by thatl
bodv. The committee will ba alad to
shift responsibility to the Senste. Then
the real fight on the confirmation of
Mr. Rrandels la In be made.
Oaleone Hard to Predlet.
The result is uncertain. The unfa-
vorable report from the committer win 1
not Improve any chances for confirma-1
1 1 ' 1 1 wiai iiir. nnuciB may navo omu. Woolen Mills.
Senator Culberson sought to hold the From Philippines. "Paradoxical s.i it may seem." began
nomination up in his committee until Mr Thompson, "I am speaking not for
he had time to win sufficient support A banana snake has Joined the reptile the employers but for the employes.
In the Senate to Insure confirmation of colony at Washington Park xoo. He "So far as the employers are con
Mr. Brsndeis. but his hand was forced was turned over to Park SuDerinten- rerned. It Is immaterial to us whether
by the President's request for action,
and the nomination is now forced to
take its chances, with many (Senator
Thre is a possibility tonight that
friends of Mr. Brandeis may block I
attain tomorrow action by the (Senate I
judiciary committee and hold the nom
ination there until further argument
can be brought to bear on the three or
four Uemocratic senators who tonight
mrm nnnnaed to seatinc Mr. Rrandela on I
the Supreme Court But the chances
I C a K n i lint. iv, a. 1 1 j tuq cuiiiui t i ix. xz J a
expected to take final action.
Husband's Reported Murder Near
Border Attributed to Man Impli
cated In Murder Case.
SAN DIEGO. May 9. Voicing her de
termination to avenge the murder ofl
her husband. Mrs. Jesse Deemer. wife!
of John Deemer, who wss killed by
Mexican bandits in the recent raid on
Glenn Springs and Boqulllaa. Texas.
left here today In a high-powered auto-I
mobile for the scene of the outrage. I
Sh4 was accompanied by her son.
Dixon, of Los Angeles.
"I received a telegram from the War
Department last night saying my hus
band had been killed by Mexican out
laws." said Mrs. Deemer today, "and
Boquillas to investigate as well as look
after our property there.
"My husband was a resident of Bo
quillas for SO years, and was well
known among the Mexicans in that dis
trict." she said today. "About two years
ago a Mexican named Pantelon Variol
was arrested at Boquillss on a charge
ot murder, and my husband, who was
Justice of the peace, tried the case. A
certain lawless element refused to tes
tify against Variol. and he received his
freedom. Despite this, he told my
husband that some day he would kill
him. t believe he is one of the bandits
who raided the two towns.
As soon as I and my son get to
Boquillas 1 intend to hire rangers and
guides and get this Mexican."
The Deemers. who are well-to-do.
own a larr.e ranch near Boquillas. A
son, R. B. Deemer, is a professor at
PROSPERITY DUE TO STAY
Secretary Redf leld Says War Orders
Are Comparatively Trivial.
WASHINGTON, May 9. There will
he no industrial depression in the
United States at the end of the Euro.
pean war, in the opinion of Secretary
of Commerce Redfleld. who today
wrote William P. Maiburn. Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury, that the
country's so-called war business does
not exceed probsbly per cent of its
total industrial and commercial
The letter was in reply to a sucttrs
on by Mr- Maiburn that the Amerl
,n prepareaness lor peace. I no rei
""' importanra of war business n
erany is overesumaiea. Jir. rteaneia
700 GETS BANANA SNAKE
neptile Is Captured In Fruit Sent
dent Convill yesterday by Becker
Co.. commission merchants. who
found the reptile in a bunch of ba-lthe sixth: In fact, I believe we could
nanas shipped here from the, Philip-1 make more money by the former alter
pines. I native.
The snake Is nesrly two feet long
and is spotted. His species Is said tol
be common In the Philippines. He Is I
I of the boa constrictor family.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TEPTKROATF Maximum mtxtratura.
degreea; minimum. 89 decrees.
TOD AY f Fair, with heavy frost la early
morn Inc. mariner, westerly winds,
Militia of three statea at Funston's disposal
to STuann boraer. ace i.
Troops at Vancouver ordered to border.
Tllf of victim of raid to a a on trail ot
Mexican she auspecta of murder In c hus
band. Face X.
Turks say they captured three British Gen
era. Is at Kut-ei-Amara. Face X
Official reports and summary. Face ?.
Battle of Verdun renewed with deadly vlcor.
Irish uprising may have indirect effect in
hastening home rule. Pace 4.
Agreement on Army bill near. Face .
Senate committee unfavorable to Brandela
Federal Investigation to be ordered If an
thracite operators increase prices. Face 3.
Ten thousand dollars offered for loo ats at !
Republican National Convention. Fac 1
Sport. Pacific Coast Teacue results: Portland-San
Franr-lscn game postponed, rain; ernon
4. lUos Ancelea O; Sa!t Lk J. Oakland O.
Giants beat Pittsburg, in to 3. Page 14.
Red Pox break Cleveland' a winning streak.
One hundred and fifty-seven athletes en
tered for InterscholasMc meet at Eugene.
Moonshiners raptured by Sheriff In Spokane
River country. Page J.
v Grande real estate man is stabbed In
affray. Page 6.
State Engineer refuses to O. Iv check for
Deputy csntine. Page o.
State Grange convenes at Grants Pass.
Madman In Olvmpla jail stabs three other
prisoners. Page 1.
ConunervHal sod Marine.
Restriction of English brewery output may
affect Oregon hop market. Page 18.
Wheat upturn at Chicago due to South
western damage reports. Page 1".
Rail shares are strongest features of Wail-
street market. Page 1V.
New boat chartered for Alaskan line.
Pace 3 - j
Fort land and Vicinity. I
Women workers in woolen mills exempted
from nine-hour law. Page 1.
Mr. Dlech to discharge four who stirred
up sewer trouble. Page zo.
MarQuam Gulch to b cleaned up snd msde
Into playground xor enwartn. pace so.
Hippodrome to open today. Pace 7.
Municipal Judce rails attention to growing
use ot alcohol ny orunaaras. page 7.
"park horse" on war In candidate list for '
Kr.se Festlvsl queen. Page 8.
Pacific Coast Religious Association conven-
tion opens here today. Page 8.
Wall street declared powerless to call mora
torium. Page 8.
Speed limit for streetcars up to courts on
suit for speeding. Page 8.
Latest Oregon political news. Page 4.
Weather report , data and forecast, page 18. 1
Exemption Is Made by
WOMEN WORKERS' PLEA WINS
Mrs. Gee Admits Employes Are
Unit Against Innovation.
CHAMBER OPPOSES CHANGE
Members of Board Declare Consid
erable Misapprehension KxNts,
but Assert Analysis Will
Show Action Conservative.
Woolen mills operating In Oregon
will be exempted from the provisions
of the nine-hour rule which the revi
sion'conference of the Industrial Wel
fare Commission proposes to apply
generally to manufacturing industries
of the state.
A decision to this effect was reached
at a meeting of the conference yester
day following appeals from both the
employers and employes in the woolen
from a committee representing the
Portland Chamber of Commerce that
no "burdensome restrictions" be Im
posed upon manufacturers.
Mnr-iloar Day Proposed.
The conference previously had
adopted a recommendation for a nine
hour day for women workers In all
occupations. The present regulations
allow women to work not to exceed ten
hours a day. with a maximum of 64
hours a week. Under the present ruling
women in the woolen mills work ten
hours for five days a week snd four
hours on Saturdays. They hive their
Ssturday afternoons free.
It was pointed out that the proposed
regulation would force these women to
work nine hours a day for six days.
thus depriving them of the freedom of
their Saturday afternoons.
Manager Speaks for Workers.
This situation previously had been
Impressed upon the conference by Mrs.
L. Gee. one of its members, but wss
presented In a forceful manner at the
opening of yesterdsy's session by E. L.
I Thompson, manager of the Portland
we work nine hours for six days or ten
I hours for five days and four hours on
I "But I have been repeatedly urged
by the women working for us to ak
this body not to disturb the present
rules which permit them the freedom
of their Saturday afternoons."
anltatloa Declared Good
Mr. Thompson explained that tha
sanitary conditions surrounding tha
Portland Woolen Mill, as well as the
other woolen mills of the state, were
wholesome, and that 10 hours work a
day does not entail a hardship upon
the women employed there,
Why not work nine hours for five
days and four hours on Saturdays?
asked Thomas Roberts, a member of
the Commission. "Then the women still
would have their Saturday afternoona
"Because they work by the piece and
would be deprived of that much earn
ing: .power," answered Mr. Thompson.
. Workers Oppose Carls
Mrs. Gee. who hag steadfastly ad
hered to the principle of an eistat-hour
day for women, declared that the con
tention made by Mr. Thompson is cor
rect; that she recently visited the fac
tory and that the employes there al
most unanimously appealed for a pres
ervation of the present regulation.
"I want you to understand." insisted
Mrs. Jee, "that I am opposed to a sec
ond more than 48 hours a week, "but
since this conference is determined to
permit 54 hours. I say that it Is better
to allow the women to work 10 hours
for five days if they can have a half
holiday ou the sixth day."
Cleaa Bill eC Health Sbsivi.
In support of his explanation that the
sanitary conditions of his mill are sat
isfactory. Mr. Thompson presented a
letter from officials of the State Board
of Health further testifying to this
Dr. A. K. Pierce, a member of the
State Board, who recently visited the
plant, corroborated this statement. He
said that the women are healthy, happy
and contented under present conditions.
I and expressed the
belief that their
mental repose would be disturbed were
they deprived of their Saturday half
holiday. "The principal factor contributing- to
the health and we II-being of women
workers, said Dr. Pierce. "Is content
ment. "Tou can't expect a woman to
have good health if she is unhappy or
Mrs. Gee Mot Cob v I need.
"Do you mean to say, asked Mrs.
Gee of Dr. Pierce, "that a woman can
work day in and day out for years at
10 hours a day and not suffer?"
"1 say that the women at the Tort
land Woolen Mill can work 10 hours for
five days and four hours on the aixth
day without suffering." answered the
"But I am talking about women
C oaci uded tm F T. Column 1.)