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VOL. LYVI. NO. 17,377.
PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 191G.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
MR. HUGHES WOULD
GIVE WOMEN VOTES
MOTHER AND BABY
THROWN UNDER CAR
IN SUFFRAGE STAND
FROM - GERMAN
VESSEIi ALMOST CAPSIZES IN
CASCADE LOCKS RAPIDS.
MRS. CATT SAYS PRESIDENT
MRS. EDWARD HOOPER CLINGS
TO CHILD WUEX ACTO IS HIT.
MAY YET ESPOCSE CAUSE.
Word of Departure Hurried
8 WARSHIPS AWAIT OUTSIDE
Submarine Will Pass Between
Foes, Declares Captain
L on Taking Leave.
AMERICANS ARE PRAISED
Fatherland Will Not Forget
, Friendship Displayed,
j'v Says Skipper.
BALTIMORE, Aug. 1. The Deutsch
land paw(d Solomon Island 90 miles
onth. at 2t30 A. 2lf. She was makins
about IS knot! an hour. The tiie Tim
mlns was at her side. Every steamer
passed blew whistles of salnte. There
was no Indication ns to when the sub
marine would stop. It seemed that she
was coins right down to the Capes.
ANNAPOLIS, 3IG., Auk.
Deutschland passed Annapolis at 8t45
o'clock, steaming; about 12 miles an
hour. The tuff Tlmmlns alone was
convoying. The yacht Valiant, with
photographera aboard, put into this
port and reported the trip thus far
uneventful. The Coast Guard cutter
Wlssahlckon left the Deutschland at
Fort Carroll. The weather la clear,
the wind fitful and there 1 not much
BALTIMORE, Md., Aug. 1. On
the second anniversary of German's
declaration of war against Russia, the
German submarine merchantman
Deutschland set out from Baltimore
on a return voyage to Germany with
a declaration of confidence from her
commander, Captain Paul Koenig,
that he would take her home in spite
of the heavy odds she would face
when the three-mile limit in the At
lantic Ocean js reached.
The submersible was towed out of
the slip where she was berthed 23
days ago, at 5:40 o'clock this after
noon and- it is expected she will put
into Newport News, Va, between 8
and 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.
" Harbor Police Lend Aid.
After getting into midstream the
tow line of the tug Timmins was cast
off and the Deutschland proceeded
down the river under her own power.
The Timmins went to one side, the
coast guard cutter Wissahickon to the
other and the harbor police boat Lan
nan brought up the rear to prevent
undue crowding by the small fleet of
launches that followed.
Annapolis, 30 miles south of here,
reported that the Deutschland passed
there at 8:45 o'clock, steaming about
12 miles an hour. The tug Timmins
alone was convoying and but one ves
sel was following, a newspaper dis
patch boat. Weather conditions at
that time were favorable.
Enemy Craft Learn of Move.
Captain Koenig and his crew of 27
men embarked with the knowledge
that a man hurried to a ' telephone
with a message to agents for the en
tente allies that the Deutschland had
started. They knew how long he had
watched at the end of a nearby pier,
day and night, but the little Captain
went out of Baltimore harbor smiling
and waving his cap.
His last words in the harbor were
of praise for America and for his
treatment here by Baltimore Customs
authorities. To Guy Steele, Surveyor
of Customs, he said: "We came here
dubious about our reception. We go
back certain that the friendliest of
feeling exists in America for Ger
many. You have been more than
courteous and the fatherland will not
Eight Warships Waiting.
Captain Koenig knows that eight
warships of the entente allies are
waiting for him at the edge of the
three-mile limit, spread out in a ra
alius of five miles.
"We shall have to pass unseen
within that radius in order to escape,"
he said. "We shall have to make that
passage under conditions not entirely
advantageous. Were the water at
that point 150 feet deep it would be
easier. We could submerge deeply
enough to pass underneath the war
ships. But the water there is not
tCunciuded on Face 3. Column J.
Boat, Heading for The Dalles, Also
Catches on Sand Bar at Viento
and Is Fast Four Hours.
THE DALLES. Or. Aug. 1. (Spe
cial.) The steamer Tahoma did not ar
rive in The Dalles last night, as was
the schedule, and did not get here until
3 o'clock this afternoon. The boat
had a difficult time to reach this city
"When In the rapids Just west of
Cascade Locks the boat almost cap
sized when Captain Nelson was en
deavoring to turn her around. She
was caught by the rapid current, and
for a. time it looked as if she could
not be righted. A panic ensued among
the passengers, but was quickly quieted
by the crew.
The coolness of the captain saved
the boat, from disaster. Later, when
the boat was clearing the landing at
Viento, 15 miles east of Cascade Locks,
she became ddged in a sandbar and
had to remain there until the steamer
Dalles City came to the rescue four
hours later and pulled her off.
FIRE VICTIMS PUT AT 306
Death List From Xortb. Ontario
Forest Blazes Increases.
COBALT, Ont., Aug. 1. Frederick
Dane, loan commissioner representing
the Ontario government in relief of
the North Ontario sufferers, said to
night that from reports received from
the various fire-swept sections the
number of dead is now estimated at
HAILETBURT, Ont., Aug. 1. Loss of
life in the section of Northern Ontario
swept by forest fires probably has been
greater than early reports indicated. At
Nushaka it is eaid but four of the in
habitants escaped. According to
a member of the relief party which
started from Cobalt, 150 bodies al
ready have been buried at Alontelth.
It may be several days before the ex
tent of the disaster can be determined.
FIRST FOREST FIRES SHOW
Two Small Blazes Controlled in Mi-
BAKER. Or., Aug. 1. (Special.)
Continued dry weather has been fol
lowed by the first forest fires of the
season. The beginning of the fire sea
son on the Mlnam National forest was
announced this morning by Supervisor
Epnraim Barnes, who reported two
small fires, one on Goose Creek and the
other in the Sparta section, Just outside
tlfe National Joreet boundary. Both are
Rangers, patrolmen and heliograph
operators are all stationed In readiness
to cope with any conflagration which
may break out. The only danger so far
is in the foothills, as .the ground' is still
moist and vegetation green farther up
in the mountains.
WOMAN WINS LONG FIGHT
Senate Controversy Over Devil's
Lake, X. D., Postoffice Ends.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1. President
Wilson today nominated Marjorle J.
Bloom, as postmaster at Devil's Lake,
N. D., and it is understood that the
controversy over the postoffice, which
has lasted more than a year, is over.
Mrs. Bloom's husband was nominated
for the office and rejected by the Sen
ate and she was nominated twice and
rejected each time. Last May, H. S.
Davies was nominated to the position.
but later resigned. Senator Gronna,
who held up the first three nomina
tions because Mr. Bloom was personally
obnoxious to him, now has withdrawn
his objection and Mrs. Bloom will be
PAPERS CUT DOWN PAGES
New York. Daily Press to Relieve
Xews Print Shortage.
NEJV YORK. Aug. 1. Publishers of
daiiy newspapers in Greater New York,
at a meeting today, took action which
will result in a decrease of the num
ber of pages in.their morning, evening
and Sunday issues of 121 pages a week,
to relieve the. news print paper situa
tion, which iB regarded by the pub
lishers as serious.
Action also was taken to eliminate
returns of unsold copies.
HOOK WORM VICTIMS DEAD
More Than Dozen Cases Are Re
ported in Xew Mexico.
LAS VEGAS. N. M., Aug. 1. With
the death yesterday of Roman Baca,
an employe of the ante Fe round
house, it became known today that
there Mere more than a dozen cases
of pellagra in this county. Deaths
have been reported from the Mora and
The County Medical Society has or
ganized a campaign of education
against the disease.
STEAMER DEFEATS U-BOAT
Submarine Left Sinking by Briton
MONTREAL. Que, August 1. The
British steamer Clodmoor, just in port
from Genoa, Italy, had a battle in the
Mediterranean Sea with a German or
Austrian submarine, her commander,
Charles Hunter, reported today.
He believes he left the submarine in
a einking condition.
QUESTION REGARDED NATIONAL
Nominee Again Assails Ad
3 SPEECHES ARE GIVEN
Candidate Says for Third Time He
Is Called On to Down Cnde
served Reputation for Cold
ness and - Aloofness.
NEW YORK, Aug. 1. Charles E.
Hughes twice today declared himself
in favor of an amendment to the Fed
eral Constitution granting the ,vote to
women throughout the United States.
In a letter to Senator Sutherland, of
Utah, sent in response to a telegram,
Mr. Hughes stated his personal view
that the proposed amendment should
be submitted by Congress to the states
and ratified. In a speech late today
before 600 Women of the Women's
Roosevelt League for Hughes, the nom
inee declared the question was one
affecting the whole country and that
he favored "taking the shortest cut
to its solution."
Prompt Settlement Advised.
J. oeiieve this question should be
promptly settled." Mr. Hughes said.
"I see nothing but danger to our se
curity, to our unity, to our proper at
titude toward political questions in
continued agitation of this subject.
In his address to the league. Mr.
Hughes again assailed the Administra
tion for its policy concerning American
rights abroad during the European
"There Is an incurable defect of char?
acter In the Administration with re
spect to the weakness and vacillation
which have characterized it." he said.
"and we cannot expect improvement
from that source. We can Judge by
what has been done and by what has
not been done; and we are here to
gether under circumstances unexpected
to me to see if we cannot have a ge
uine revival of American sentiment, so
that we face the world erect and pre
Stenographer Is Dismissed.
The nominee also made a luncheon
address today to about 50 Republican
editors of New York State, in which he
said he had twice been called upon to
live down an undeserved reputation
for coldness and aloofness and that he
is now passing through the third ex
perience. He invited sympathetic co
operation. This address was made . after Mr.
Hughes had dismissed a stenographer
sent to the luncheon by the National
committee to obtain a verbatim report
of it. The nominee said he did not
(Concluded on Pace Column 3.)
Head of Association Calls at White
House and Then Advises Contin
uation of Xcn-Partlsanship.
WASHINGTON. . August 1. While
Charles E. Hughes was outlining in
New York today his position in favor
of a Federal woman suffrage amend
ment. President Wilson was being
urged .. by officials of. the National
American Woman Suffrage Association
to take a like stand. After she left
the White House, Mrs. Carrie Chap
man Catt, president of the association,
said the President was weakening in
his opposition to the Federal amend
ment, but it bad made it that that
he still preferred action on the ques
tion by the states.
Tonight Mrs. Catt issued a statement
saying the association was "highly
gratified" over the declaration of the
Republican nominee. In response to
questions, however, she said that when
the organization's National convention
met in September she would urge that
"the association's best hope of victory
would lie in preserving the present
non-partisan attitude." Several offi
cials of the Congressional Union for
Woman Suffrage also issued state
ments commending Mr. Hughes' posi
tion. Mrs. Catt said she had gone over
carefully with the President the cam
paign waged by the National associa
tion and the prospects for final victory.
Mr. Wilson, she said, manifested great
interest and indicated that he never
had closed his mind against a Federal
SIR ROGER DIES TOMORROW
Barber, Appointed Executioner, to
Receive Fee of S23.
LONDON. Aug. 2. According to the
morning papers all is ready for the
execution of Sir Roger Casement, who
is to be hanged in the Pentonville
prison at 9 o'clock Thursday morning.
The executioner appointed is a man
named Ellis, who is a barber of Roch
dale. He will receive a fee of . '
Only the officials of the prison will
be present at the execution.
MOOSE VOTE REPUBLICAN
Large Number Indicated In Okla
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.. Aug. 1
Members of the Progressive party in
Oklahoma returned to the Republican
fold in large numbers in today's pri
maries, it was said tonight by leaders
of the latter party.
A widespread shortage of Republican
ballots was ascribed to . under-estlma-
tion of the number of Progressives who
would vote this ticket.
PRICES OF OIL ARE CUT
Cost of Gasoline Expected to Drop
FINDLAY. O.. Aug. 1. Oils pur
chased by the Ohio Oil Company, big
producing company of the Standard,
were lowered 5 and 10 cents a barrel
today. The new prices are:
North and South Lima, $1.58; Wooster,
tl.80; Illinois and Princeton, 11.62;
Plymouth. J1.48. Gasoline prices are
expected to drop at once.
WHEN THE DEUTSCHLAND PUTS TO
Russians Reported to
Have Scored Heavily.
LEMBER6 DANGER INCREASES
Dual Monarchy Armies Flee
From Brussiloff's Advance.
GERMANS HOLD TRENCHES
Attacks by French, and British iu
West Repulsed, but Kaiser's Men
Fail to Regain Ground Lost
In Last Few Days.
LONDON. Aug. 1. The second anni
versary of Germany's declaration of
war on Russia flnds the relative posi
tions of the belligerents very different
from those of the first anniversary. The
entente allies now are pursuing a suc
cessful offensive on ail fronts, and the
central powers are virtually every
where on the defensive.
Emperor William celebrated the oc
casion by the issue of proclamations to
his army and navy and people which
breathed a spirit of continued confl
uence in ultimate victory for Germany.
Austrian Farces Isolated.
The operations on the eastern front
continue to surpass) those in the west
In dramatic interest. The military
critics express great admiration for the
Russian tactics, one of the Important
objectives of which. In their opinion,
has been to Isolate the Austrians from
the German armies on the Russian
front. This, it now is contended, has
been virtually accomplished by the
Russians' driving a wedge into the
Austro-German positions along the
front of Kovel-Vladlmlr-Volynsk.
The view here is that If the Germans
have thus accepted severance from the
Austrians, the most decisive result of
the whole of the Russian General Rut
siloff's strategy 'will hare been ob
tained, it being argued by the military
observers that without German support
the Austrian armies will become de
moralized and collapse.
Rome Report TL'uconBnned.
The critics say that the Austrian
forces between the Lipa and Dnelster
rivers are doomed. There has been no
confirmation of the report received in
Rome that Kovel and Vladimir and
Volynsk have been evacuated, but Rome
is usually well informed on Russian
A correspondent with the Russian
forces has reported that the roads to
ward Kovel "are black .with the re
treating enemy." Exactly where Gen
eral Brussiloff's next blow will fall
is not known. The Russians are virtu
ally within the same distance of both
Kovel and Vladimir-Volynski. and also
are pressing closer toward Lemberg.
Since Sunday's combined advance on
the Somme line by the British and
French the situation there has been
(Concluded on Page 3, Column 3.)
Woman and Daughter Escape Death,
Though Carried for Half Block
After Collision Last Night.
With her three-year-old baby clasped
to her breast. Mrs. Edward Hooper was
thrown from an automobile and
dragged half a block under a Wood
lawn car last night. She escaped with
a broken pelvis, and the child. Milll
cent, with a fractured thigh.
Accompanied by her husband and
Louise Wentz. Mrs. Hooper went mo
toring with J. A- Taylor. The machine
was struck by the streetcar at Union
avenge and Skidmore street. Mr. Hoop
er suffered several fractured ribs and
a scalp wound. Miss Wentz and Mr.
Taylor were not seriously injured.
Witnesses say that when the automo
bile was struck Mrs. Hooper and her
daughter were thrown under the street
car, which had to be backed up to
extricate her. An automobile party of
visiting Pythlans rushed the injured to
the Good Samaritan Hospital.
The cause of the accident was not
clearly explained by the participants.
The streetcar was in charge of Mo
tort.ian Hazelwood and Conductor Ra
cer, who said it was going at a very
Mr. Taylor was taken to the police
station by Patrolman Pratt and De
tectives Howell and Golts. who Investi
gated the accident, and was released as
not having been directly responsible.
The Hoopers reside at 837 Missouri
avenue and Miss Wonts. 847 Missouri
The streetcar fender was broken and
the automobilo badly smashed.
B F. Boynton. claim agent for the
rwtland. Railway, Llprht & Power Com
pany, said that the collision broke the
air brake and that the motorman was
oallgcd to stop the car by reversing
ic The motorman did not realize that
his brakes were broken, he said, and
ran on some distance before he tried
TAC0MA MAN IS SUICIDE
S. D. Bridges, ex-Clerk of Federal
Court, Was Well Known.
TACOMA. Wash-. Aug. 1. (Special.)
S. D. Bridges, ex-clerk of the United
States District Court, committed sui
clde today. He haa lived In Ticomi
many years and was well known In
this part of the state.
Mrs. Bridges, who had been visiting
friends in Portland, returned home to
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TE?TERDAT'S Maximum temperature, TS
drea, minimum 0 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair and warmer; northwesterly
Knights of Pythias,
Sixty-five Pythian. Slater admitted to
supreme temple, face
Gove. tor and Mayor give keys of state
and city to Pythiana. Fa ice T.
Supreme lodge of Knights of Pythias opens
biennial convention. Page 4.
Pythtuns set-act Leslie K. Crouch vice-chancellor
of Oregon. Ptga 1.
Strength and influence of "Knight a of
Pythias emphasized by parade. Pace 0.
Pythlans to take acejtic drive. Pa. .
Austrian armies cut off from German aid.
Kaiser in proclamation lauds German forces.
Germany declines proposal for relic vine Po
land. Page 3.
Germany estimates foe's losses In great
drive at 350,000. Page S.
Submarine liner Deutschland starts for sea.
Battery A routed by mad dog. Page
Troop A progresses In drill. Page 5.
Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt says Mr. Wilson
Is weakening on suffrage stand. Page 1.
Publishers charge paper-makers with com
bine. Page 11.
Heat causes death of 53 babies in day at
Chicago. Page 2.
Mr. Hughes espouses National amendment
for woman suffrage. Pace 1.
President Wilson weakening in suffrage
stand. Page 1.
Mr. Hughes to be In Portland August 16.
Page 2. fc
Single G. winner tnpaclng classic Page 17.
White Fox take 'two from Philadelphia.
Cards lose In eleventh inning. Pago 17.
Gcarhart Park management offers practice
prize for olf. Page 17.
Pacific Coast League results: Portland 0.
Oakland 4 ; Lea Angeles I, Vernon
Kan Francisco 6. Bait Lake 4. Page 16,
T. F. O'Hara. of Chicago club, comes to
look over talent. Page 16.
John? ton la tennis victor. Page 16.
Steamer Tahoma nearly wrecked on trip to
T.he Dalles. Page 1.
Late E. P. McCormark leaves SOO,000 estate
to many relatives. Page 14.
Oregon Supreme Court frees prisoner for
debt on habeas corpus. Page ft.
Teacher asserts wife of School Clerk beat
her. Page 8.
Recruits at Camp Withyeombe expect to
be sent t" border thla week. Pag 15.
Case against Oregon City suspect declared
strong r. P.ige 4.
Big road-building plan launched at Hood
River." Page 14.
Commercial and Marine.
East Is buying Northseatera wheat and flour
freely. Page St.
Ge.terai alienee In Wall-street stock mar
ket. Pago 21.
Taper cargo started for Australia. Page IS.
Portland and Vicinity.
Jublle of Young People's Alliance- cele
brated at Hlverv lew camp Grove.
Fofr deaths is traffic record for July.
Safety commissi en urges adoption of re
stricted district where autos cannot be
narked. Page 1.
All Jt lO In class of , pass Ft ate Medical
Board examinations. Psgo 9.
Oregon Naval MMltia back after voyage to
Alaska. Page P.
American-marte toys, ear d est era. will re
place Imported w ares at Christmas,
l ags 9.
Tragic Oath of A. K. Otto aril! bo probed
by Coroner tonight. Page 13.
Weather report, data and forecast. Page Tl.
Feru!.n says rP"1ar taste In musla la for
classics. Page 13.
pertlsnd fire l-ss reduced materially. Page ft.
National Board of Review favors appeal
right for movie, men. Page IS.
Mother and child thrown under streetcar In
rot.islon. Page 1.
Northr-el awaits anxious!- outcome of
railway uuiotu striae vote, page
Portland Man Is Ore
HARRY G. WORTMAN ADVANCED
Records Show Increase in
Membership of Order.
PARADE MARSHAL PRAISED
AH Officers Chosen, Past firand
Chancellor Marks Becoming
Trustee Marshficld Eager
to Get 1917 Convention.
OFFICERS ELECTED BY PITH
IAX GRAND LODGE OF
Grand chancellor Harry G.
Grand vice-chancellor Leslie
E. Crouch, Portland.
Grand prelate Arthur Hall
Grand keeper of records and
seals Walter G. Gleeson. Baker.
Grand master of exchequer J.
W. Maloney, Pendleton.
Grand master-at-arms O. K.
Grand inner guard Msrtin
White. St. Helens.
Grand outer guard E. B.
Maxfie,ld. St. Johns.
Grand trustee Willard L,
With one of the largest gatherings
In Pythian history, the grand lodge of
the Knights of Pythias of Oregon. In
the castle hall of Ivanhoe Lodge, at
Eleventh and Alder streets, yesterday
chose Harry G. Wortman. of Medford.
grand chancellor. Mr. 'Wortman had
been grard vice-chancellor during the
past year and his election was ex
pected. The new grand chancellor's election
was made unanimous on motion of Gus
C. Moser. of Portland.
The real contest of the election came
in the choice of a grand vice-chancellor.
Leslie E. Crouch, of Portland, be
ing chosen. Mr. Crouch was opposed
by F. J. Johnson, of Astoria. W. C.
Chase, of C'oquille. was also nominated,
but he resigned, owing to the fact that
the Coos Bay district is planning to
make an effort to get the 1917 con
vention of the grand lodge.
Electloa Made Vasal mo u.
After the result of the election was
announced the selection of Mr. Crouch
was made unanimous on motion of Mr.
Other officers chosen were: Arthur
Hallgarth, Elgin, grand prelate; Walter
G. Gleeson, Baker, grand keeper tf
records and seal; J. W. Maloney. Pen
dleton, grand master of the exchequer;
O. E. Effenberger. Nehalem, grand master-at-arms;
Martin White. St. Helens,
grand inner guard; E. B. Maxfield. St.
Johns, .grand outer guard, and Willard
Lv Marks, grand trustee.
- The grand lodge convened yesterday
morning at 10 o'clocx for business, and
the sessions continued all day with an
intermission for the parade. Willard
L. Marks, of Albany, grand chancellor,
Graad Ledge Rank. Conferred.
During the morning session the
grand lodge rank was conferred upon
a class of 110 delegates and past chan
cellors, this being the largest class in
the history of the state lodge.
Reports were heard from Willard I
Marks, grand chancellor; Walter G.
Gleeson. of Baker, grand keeper of
records and seal, and J. W. Maloney. of
Pendleton, grand master of the ex
chequer. Relative to membership Mr. Glceson's
report says In part:
"Th. semi-annual reports for the
term ending December 31. 1915. show
a decrease in membership of 119. Kor
the term ending June 30, 1916, the re
ports show a gain in total membership
of 211. With the business depression
which prevailed, particularly in the
western part of the state, this gain is
Indeed a splendid showing for the
Tw Lodges Addra.
He reported two new lodges insti
tuted. Stlnson Lodge. No. 111. of Haines,
and Llndgreen Lodge. No. 111. of Halt
war. Mr. Maloney reported the lodge to
have a balance in the general fund
June 13. 191S. of 1777.6f. Receipts for
the preceding term were $21,859.29 and
A delegation of Washington rytb
lans. headed by Grand Chancellor K.
W. Loomls and Grand Keeper of Rec
ords and Sal Harry M. Love. Inclu4
Ing IS past chancellors of the Wash
ington grand lodge, visited the evasion
of the Oregon lodge yesterday morn
ing Just before noon.
Parade Marakal rralaea.
W. J. H. Clarke, of Ivanboe lodge.
Portland, who was In charge of the
parade yesterday, was commended on
the success of that event yesterday by
Grand Chancellor Marks and was pre
sented with a bouquet. Mr. Clarke re
sponded. Frank fa. Grant a loo de
clared that Brig p. Young, of Ada.
O., supreme chancellor, had told him
the parade was the most sucreitsful
iConctudctl on A. Cuiuma .