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PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1916.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
CONGRESS TO END
ITS LABORS TODAY
WOMEN GIVE BLOOD
TO SAVE FATHER, 70
GEORGE GALBREATH GAINS OX
FREQUENT GIFTS OF FLUID.
POLAR PARTY SENDS
RELIEF SHIP HOME
LEAVES TO MARRY
TO FIGHT FOR TRADE
THOMPSON IS FIBf.1
MRS. A. W. DE LONG QUITS
LARGE NUMBER OF MERCHANT
MEN BEING BUILT.
Agreement on Revenue
MANY MEMBERS START HOME
Hot Political Clashes Mark
. t Late Night Session.
IMMIGRATION BILL TABLED
Corrupt Practices legislation Also Is
rut Aside TJntil Next Session.
- Elimination of Fisheries Re
) Btriction Brings Fight.
"WASHINGTON, Sept. 7. Congress
will adjourn tomorrow morning at 10
o'clock. After nine months devoted to
legislation, both houses held protracted
(sessions tonight to end their affairs by
approving the conference agreement on
the emergency revenue bill to raise
approximately $200,000,000 desired by
the Administration to meet the extra
ordinary appropriations for National
defense and the Mexican emergency.
Only the physical Impossibility of en
grossing the revenue measure In time
for the President's approval before to
morrow morning prevented final ad
journment tonight, despite the warning
protests of members of both houses
who threatened, but did not execute
their threats, to prolong the session by
demands for action on measures which
were forced over until recember.
Score Ltive for Homes.
Leaders of the Senate and House
agreed upon a concurrent resolution to
adjourn at 10 o'clock in the morning
and scores of members left town on
midnight trains, eager to reach their
homes for participation In the National
The Senate at 12:55 adopted the con
ference report on the revenue bill with
out a record vote, clearing the way for
adjournment of Congress at 10 o'clock
in the morning.
At 1:07 the Senate recessed until 8
o'clock in the morning. The concurrent
resolution for adjournment at 10 A. M.
was left on the table for action when
the Senate resumes.
The last appropriation measure, the
general deficiency bill, was adopted by
both houses while awaiting for the
conference report on the revenue bill,
and the Danish treaty to provide for
purchase of the Danish West Indies for
$25,000,000, was ratified. The corrupt
practices bill to limit campaign ex
penditures, and the immigration bill
which President Wilson had announced
he would veto if passed, were put aside
and will be taken up In the December
Bill Goes to President Today.
The revenue bill as it will go to
President Wilson for approval tomor
row contains drastic provisions em
powering the President to 'retaliate
against foreign interference with
American commerce, creates a non-partisan
tariff commission. Increases the
duties on dyestuffs to encourage their
manufacture in the United States, pro
vides means to prevent dumping of
cheap foreign-made goods into Amer
ican markets after the war, and pro
vides for income. Inheritance, muni
tions, corporation stock, liquor and
miscellaneous internal revenue taxes.
During consideration of the report in
the Senate, Senator Chamberlain, of
Oregon, protested vigorously against
elimination by the conference commlt
. tee of a retaliatory provision against
Canadian control of Pacific Coast fish
eries, and Representative Gardner, of
Massachusetts, enlivened the House
with bitter denunciation of the retal
iatory provision against foreign inter
ference with American commerce.
House In Political Tilt.
Representative Gardner charged Con
gress with hypocrisy, and his criticism
of the Administration aroused the Ire
of some of the Democrats, two of
whom Representative Decker, of Mis
souri and Cullop, of Indiana made
speeches in reply. Representative Ben
nett, of New York, Republican, said
he disagreed with both Representative
Gardner and Becker, but that there
were questions of National honor that
rose above partisanship.
Representative Becker, amid rounds
of applause, thanked God that there
was in the White House a President
who was willing to resort to negotia
tions before resorting to the sword. He
suggested that the views of Mr. Gard
ner and of Mr. Roosevelt were pro-ally.
Pro-German Stand Assailed!
"You claim to bo devoted to human
ity and to despise commercialism," said
Mr. Gardner. "Why don't you pass an
amendment refusing American harbors
to Germany's interned ships until she
repudiates the Ljsitania crime?" '
The revenue provisions of the bill in
clude a normal income tax of 2 per
cent with Increased surtaxes, an In
heritance tax. a tax of 12 per cent on
the net profits of munitions manu
facturers, a license tax of 50 cents on
each $1000 stock of corporations capi
talized in excess of $99,000, wine, beer
and liquor taxes, brokers' taxes, and a
re-enactment of the theater and amuse
ment taxes of the existing war revenue.
Stamp Taxes Eliminated.
Democratic Leader Kitchin called up
the conference report on the revenue
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Physicians Say Death Would Follow
Were Transmissions of Healthy
Blood to Be Stopped.
OREGON CITY, Or.. Sept. 7. (Spe
cial.) George Galbreath, aged 70
years, a pioneer of 1852 of the Tualatin
district, is living on the blood of his
two daughters. The case is one of the
most interesting that has been brought
to the attention of local physicians In
Mr. Galbreath is suffering from per
nicious anemia, a disease which de
stroys the blood cells as rapidly
as they can be formed. Slowly the
victim of the malady wastes away, and
death usually comes about two years
after the disease is first noticed.
For weeks Mr. Galbreath has made
regular trips to Oregon City to receive
transmissions of blood from his two
daughters. On each trip he receives a
pint of blood, the daughters alternat
ing in their gifts of life fluid. He has
received eight transmissions this Sum
mer. As long as Mr. Galbreath receives
blood from his daughters, attending
physicians say he will gain strength,
providing of course that no other dis
ease . develops. But if the treatment
stops the aged man will begin to de
TRAIN WRECKERS FOILED
Track "Walker Finds Lose Rails,
Saving: 2 00 Passengers.
SAN DIEGO, Cal., Sept. 7. What
the police declare to have been a de
liberate attempt to wreck the Santa
Fe train carrying 200 passengers from
San Diego to Los Angeles at 3 o'clock
yesterday is alleged to have been pre
vented by the discovery by a track
walker of loose rails. Spikes from
one rail on the San Diego River bridge
had been removed, and the plates con
necting the rail with the rail in front
had been drawn.
Railroad officials say that the work
was so done that a train crossing even
at moderate speed would have been
hurled to the bed of the river, 20 feet
JOBS SOUGHT FOR SOLDIERS
Chamber to Take Up Matter of
Guardsmen Leaving Service.
Steps are to be taken at once to
provide for those of the soldiers who
are to be mustered out of service who
will find no jobs waiting for them.
The executive board of the Chamber
of Commerce will take this matter up
at Its next meeting. While a large
proportion of employers are prepared
to reinstate their men, there will be a
great many men who will not have any
work to go to when they leave the
The men will have a payday shortly
before they are mustered out, and with
this resource available it Is believed
that those who have no Jobs can tide
over until places can be found.
CITY STORES UP GASOLINE
Contract for Supply at 9 1-2 Cents
Will Empire October 1.
The city on October 1 will cease to
enjoy the rare privilege of buying gaso
line for 9 cents a gallon. On that date
the gasoline contract made a year ago
when prices were low will expire and a
new contract will have to be made.
Gasoline is now up to 20 cents a gallon.
The city made its, usual contract for
a year's supply just before the fuel
started to soar upward. Commissioner
Bigelow has written the heads of all
departments in the city service asking
them to fill up all available tanks with
gasoline at SM cents a gallon before
the contract expires.
AIRMEN ATTACK RUSSIANS
Aerodrome in Gulf of Riga Bom
barded by Germans.
BERLIN, Sept. 7. (By wireless to
Sayville, N. Y.) Owing to the favor
able weather, says the Overseas News
Agency, there has been lively flying
activity along the Russian front In
Northern Courland and at the entrance
to the Gulf of Riga.
The Russian aerodrome at Arens
burg, on the Island of Oesel, in the
Gulf of Riga, was successfully at
tacked, the agency says, by German
hydroaeroplanes. Attacks attempted by
Russian aviators on the Courland coast
were frustrated by German hydro
aeroplanes and anti-aircraft guns.
CHILDREN MAY BE BARRED
Proposed Ordinance Would Keep
Youngsters From Movies.
An ordinance prbhibiting children
under a specified age from attending
regular performances at motion picture
theaters may be presented to the City
Council by officials of the Parent-
Teacher Association. Mayor Albee has
been approached on the subject and Is
said to favor an ordinance of the sort.
COMPENSATION ACT SIGNED
Relief Provided for Federal Em
ployes Injured nt "Work.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7. President
Wilson tonight signed the Federal
workmen's compensation act passed
recently by Congress.
The law provides relief for Govern
ment employes injured at their work.
Schooner Cluett Ar
rives in Labrador.
M'MILLAN REMAINS IN ARCTICS
Vessel Has Hard Battle With
Ice for Four Weeks.
CREW ON SHORT RATIONS
Explorers Who Declare "Crocker
Land" a Mirage Are to Spend
Another Winter In North
After 3 Years' Absence. .
BATTLE HARBOR. Sept. 7. The
Greenfell mission schooner. George B.
Cluett, which went to the relief of the
Donald B. MacMillan Arctic expedition
in July, 1915, has returned here. Only
Captain H. C. Pickles and the crew are
aboard. MacMillan, Dr. E. O. Hovey,
who led the relief expedition, and the
other scientists of the party having
elected to remain for a while in the
northern part of Greenland.
The MacMillan party wintered aboard
the Cluett In Parker Snow Bay. east of
Etah. and Captain Pickles reports that
on July 29. 1916, when the Cluett left
North Star Bay, Greenland, about 20
miles north of the expedition's Winter
quarters, all the party were in good
health and had an abundance of sup
plies. RasmuBsen Join Party.
The MacMillan party were joined by
Knud Rasmussen. the Danish explorer,
who had been engaged in that region
mapping out the coast, and It is under
stood that they will return by way of
The Cluett, after four weeks of bat
tling with heavy ice. reached open
water at a point about the latitude of
Durban Harbor. 4 0 miles north of Cape
Dyer. Through August, In addition to
having to contend with ice and fog.
southerly headwinds prevailed. The
hull of the Cluett appeared to be In
good shape in spite of the hard Winter
and her buffeting by the ice on her
trip south. Her engine has been out
of commission since last October, and
her propeller shaft and rudder chains
Crew on Short Rations.
The crew seems to be in good shape,
notwithstanding the shortage of food
and other hardships through which
they passed. The Winter's diet of a.lt
horse and bread was varied by a supply
of birds and sea pigeons, which were
netted in large numbers, and whale,
sea walrus and polar bear meat.
Donald B. MacMillan, the Arctic ex
plorer, left New York July 2, 1913, In
search of "Crocker Land," under Joint
auspices of the American Museum of
Natural History, the American Geo
graphical Society and the University of
With the explorer went Ensign Fltx-
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"kav v . w I 1 l-T -JLs 11 - -
Romance That Dates Buck to For
mer Days In Wisconsin Rea
son for Resignation.
Mrs. A. W. DeLong, assistant pastor
at the White Temple, last night re
signed her position and announced to
the financial committee of the church
her intention to leave soon for Elroy.
Wis., where she will be married to
Clifford Huntley, a. wealthy banker and
The news came as & great surprise to
the majority of the church members,
who assembled for prayer meeting after
the meeting of the financial board. Mrs.
DeLong was showered with good
wishes. It was with great reluctance
that her resignation was received and
had it not been that a bright and happy
future seems to be in store for her, the
members said they would not have con
sidered it. Mrs. DeLong has ' been in
Portland in her present position for the
past two years.
Mr. Huntley is an old friend of Mrs.
DeLong, having known her when she
lived In Elroy, where she established
the first public library and took a lead
ing part in civic and educational af
fairs. Mrs. DeLong and Mr. Huntley
will be married early in November. Last
night a supper was given in Mrs. De
Long's honor at the Hazelwood. J. P.
Ward, chairman of the board of finance
of the White Temple, presided.
LOAF SIZE UNCERTAIN YET
Bakers Generally Would Let Price
Remain Local Issue. .
CHICAGO, Sept. 7. The fate of the
5-cent loaf of bread was undetermined
at adjournment of today's session of
the executive committee of the Na
tional Master Bakers' Association. The
general sentiment was In favor of let
ting the price of bread remain a local
issue for each city Instead of attempt
ing to promulgate a general increase
in price throughout the United States.
A committee was named to determine
final action and report at tomorrow's
NAVAL ACADEMY MOVE ON
Senate Asks Sir. Daniels Why New
One Should Not Be Established.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 7. Senator
Pbelan today secured adoption by the
Senate of a resolution calling on the
Secretary - of the Navy for any rea
sons, affecting the efficiency of the
service, why naval officers should not
be educated in an academy other than
Annapolis, in case the class there ex
ceeds its capacity.
Senator Phelan favors establishment
of a naval academy on the Pacific
TWO AFRICAN PORTS TAKEN
British Force Surrender With Bom
LONDON. Sept. 7. The ports of
Kilwa Kivinje and Kilwa Klsiwanl, in
German East Africa, respectively 150
and 175 miles south of Dar-Es-Salaam,
have surrendered to the British under
threat of bombardment.
An official statement issued tonight
gives details of the recent surrender of
Mrs. Maud L Richards
Again Is Problem.
NEW MOTHER WANTS HER JOB
Legal Opinion Holds She Can't
Be Laid Off for Year.
MRS. ALEXANDER FOUGHT
Similar Phases About Offering
Other Places to Two Women
Give Promise of Develop
ing Interesting Contests.
Mrs. Maud L. Richards, teacher In
the Benson Polytechnic School, who
has recently become a mother, has de
clined an enforced vacation of a year
without pay, and as a result the School
Board, In regular semi-monthly ses
sion yesterday, decided to make a tem
porary appointment to take care of Mrs.
Richards' school work while her mater
nal duties confine her at home. When
Mrs. Richards Is able to return to the
schoolroom the Board will see that
work is available for her. Mrs. Rich
ards is the wife of Orln R. Richards
and her baby is a few weeks old.
Before her marriage she was Miss
Maud L. Marsh, and her fight in the
courts to retain her place as teacher
after marrying was a problem which
engaged the School Board more than a
Mrs. Alexander's Case Fought.
In the case of Mrs. Alevla Alexander,
who still holds herself principal of the
Benson Polytechnic School, girls' de
partment, although she was transferred
to the "asslstantshlp of Washington
High School." the Board decided to
fight to a finish. Attorney C. W. Ful
ton was selected to represent the Board
in the mandamus proceedings brought
by Mrs. Alexander.
Several interesting features have
cropped out in the efforts of the Board
to dispense with the services of Mrs.
The Board undertook to drop her
name from the payroll soon after her
marriage, but after considerable litiga
tion, the Supreme Court decreed other
wise, and Mrs. Richards continued to
Teacher I'nable to Attend.
Clerk R. II. Thomas was informed
that on August 28 Mrs. Richards wrote
to Principal C. E. Cleveland, of the
Benson School, stating that she was
unable to attend school. She did not
announce when she would return.
In & letter addressed to Newton Mc
Coy, attorney for the Board. Clerk
"The Board Is inclined to want some
thing definite from Mrs. Richards as
to what time it may expect her to re
turn; that the keeping of a school posi
tion open indefinitely and continuing
the work by a substitute Is not con
ducive to the best results of the school
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' 111 v-
Manufacturing Iroeesscs Improved
and Cost of Production Is
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 Germany's
plans for rehabilitating her foreign and
domestic trade are not being made
without regard for the trade war her
enemies propose to wage when the
armed conflict is ended. Official dis
patches today made it certain that the
allied trade drive will be met with the
active competition of Germany.
While industrial Germany is reported
as regarding lightly the threat of a
trade war. there are many evidences
of the physical preparations being made
to resist it. Large numbers of freight
and passenger ships are being built, the
reports say. end plans are being made
on an immense scale to re-equlp manu
facturing plants with machinery of
One elfect of the war as seen in Ger
many has been to improve processes
and cheapen production. Women
pressed into service as factory machine
operatives to meet drafts of men for
the battle fronts are reported to have
shown themselves much more efficient
and have increased the productiveness
of machinery, but in the interest of
the general welfare it will not be the
policy to keep them in factories during
times of peace. The government counts,
however, on the influence which the
record of the women will have on the
men returning to peaceful pursuits.
Wide publicity recently has been giv
en in Germany, the reports say. to a
combination of several leading dye
stuff and chemical concerns in the in
terest of better equipment and in
creased efficiency to meet the new com
Recently it was announced in Ger
many that the Krupps had acquired
several large and valuable mining prop
erties in different parts of the empire
and made plans for large extensions
of their business, which Includes sup
plies of coal, copper and other ores.
NEWS WRITER TO TEACH
Ralph D. Casey, Seattle, to Be As
sistant Professor of Journalism.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Sept. 7. Ralph D.
Casey, for the past three years a mem
ber of the city staff of the Seattle Post
Intelligencer, has been called to the as
sistant professorship of Journalism at
the Uv-,rsitjr of Montana. He leaves
Seattle tomorrow to undertake his new
Mr. Casey is a graduate of the Uni
versity of Washington.
FIRE GUARDS WITHDRAWN
Loss During Summer in Cascade
Forest Is Small.
EUGENE. Or.. Sept. 7. (Special.)
All fire guards were relieved from
duty In the Cascade National Forest to
day, the recent rains having brought
the fire season to a close.
A total of two and one-half acres was
burned over during the Summer. There
are 1,094,000 acres in the reserve.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 73
degrees; minimum, r.r degrees.
TODAY'S Showers. cooler; southwesterly
Germans and Bui gars take Turtukal on
Danube. Pago 4.
Hallcz, Austria. In flames from Russian
bombardment. Page 4.
French clear Way for new offensive aouth
of Som me. Page 4.
Official war reports. Pago 4.
Polar rellaf ship returns, McMillan party
electing t3 stay In Arctics. Page 1.
Order to muster out 13.000 guardsmen Is
sued. Page ti.
Germany preparing to enter trade war.
Senate ratifies treaty for purchase of Danish
Weft Indies. Page 7.
Congress to adjourn today. Page 1.
Western railroads negotiating with shopmen
on question of pay and hours. Page 2.
Governor Hiram Johnson receives blackmail
letter. Page 2.
Adamson law scored by Charles E.
Hughes. Page 3.
Henry Ford sues Chicago Tribune for
$l,COO.oX. Page 2.
Suffragists to keep up fights for Federal
amendment Page 3.
David Starr Jordan says definite peace
plans are outlined. Page 3.
Red Sox again win and climb tn flag race.
Champions win two games from Braves
and strengthen lead In pennant race.
Johnny Juuor wins golf match from Rus-
ell Smlth. Page -13.
R. T. Jones, 13 years old. crowds Golf
rhamyion Gardner In third round of
National play. Page 13.
Two records are made In harness events
at Hartford. Page 12.
Pacific Coat League results: Portland 2.
San Francisco 1; Salt Lake 8. Oakland 1;
Los Angeles 9. Vernon 3. Page 12.
Thompson Identified as man seen dickering
with Riatnan. Page 1.
Frequent gifts of blood by daughter save
father's life Page 1.
Scio has Albany crowd at Linn County
Fair. Page 5.
Commercial and Murine.
Spread of mold endangers Oregon's hop
crop. Pago 1 7.
Chtr-aco wheat prices Influenced by newa
from Southeastern Europe. Page 17.
Ralls and metals strong features of Wall
street market. Page 17.
Portland boat building yards busy. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Stork hands jplt to School Board. Page 1.
Steers Toman to pr-snt Mtacha Elman at
HeiMg September 28. Page IS.
Farmers attend rural credits bank hearing
and. urge por land as location. Page 3.
Circus comes today for two performances.
Car shortage to be probled. Page 10.
Mrs A. W. DoLonc assistant pastor of
White Temple, resigns to marry Wiscon
sin mail. Page 1.
Republican cnmralgn In Oregon well under
uav. 'ae 0.
Weather rvpurt, data and forecast. l'ag 17.
Witness Sure Prisoner
Talked to Ristman.
WOMAN KNOWS STAINED SHIRT
Newer One Declared Stolen
From Murder Farm..
MRS. THOMPSON FORGETS
Chemist Testifies Stains on Garments
Found at Thompson's Home Are
of Graphite Similar to That
In Can In Death Jitney.
HILLSBORO. Or.. Sept. 7. (Special.)
Bennett Thompson was identified by
P. X. Johnson as the man who dickered
with Fred Ristman for his Jitney the
night of the Tualatin double murder.
The blood-stained, graphite-smeared
shirt found near Mrs. Helen Jennings'
farm was traced to the home of Thomp
son in the Mount Scott district of Port
land. A shirt taken with other garments
from Thompson's residence was recog
nized as one stolen from Mrs. Jennings"
house with other clothing the night of
Spots Made by Graphite.
Chemists testified that spots on an
undershirt taken from Thompson"
place, smears on the stained dress shirt
and black marks on the sleeve lining
of a coat worn by Thompson at the
time of his arrest were all made with
graphite and that a can of lubricating
grease taken from Ristman's automo
bile had graphite as a principal in
gredient. These were links forged in circum
stantial chain of evidence the state of
Oregon is placing 'about Bennett
Thompson by testimony for the
prosecution in the trial here today.
Thompson la Identified.
"I believe in my own mind that it
was Thompson who was talking to
Ristman," testified Mr. Johnson, after
telling of coming upon Ristman and
another man on Second street, between
Alder and Morrison streets, Portland,
at 7 o'clock the night of the murder.
He said that he intended to speak to
his friend, but he overheard the man
talking to Ristman mention something
about price so he concluded it was a
business talk and passed on with a
curious glance over his shoulder at the
The stranger Mr. Johnson described
as tall, of dark complexion and having
a particularly keen glance. At Jail later
he picked Thompson from halt a dozen
other prisoners as the man. Cross ex
amination did not shake Mr. Johnson's
Conviction lit Not Shaken.
"Don't think I am mistaken though
it is possible that a man might be,"
he said but reiterated. "My actual
opinion is that it was Thompson."
The tell-tale stained shirt was traced
by District Attorney Tongue. With
another worn short it originally was
given by Ethel May Clark, of Lents,
to her sister-in-law, Mrs. Clara Lyons.
Mrs. Lyons, in turn, gave the shirts
to her sister, Mrs. Jame Thompon. She
is the wife of Bennett Thompson's
brother and the woman with whom the
accused man had been living prior to
Woman's Mind Often Lapses.
Mrs. James Thompson was called to
the stand first in this connection. She
was a stubborn witness. She. "did not
remember," "couldn't say," "didn't
know," in reply to numerous questions,
forgetting so much District Attorney
Tongue reminded her of a much better
recollection when she appeared before
the Hillsboro grand jury.
She admitted that two shirts were
given, her by Mrs. Lyons but could not
identify them or tell whether one
comparatively new one shown her had
been one of the two or not. Most sat
isfaction obtained by the District At
torney was her lack of positive denial
of seeing the blood-stained shirt.
"I don't know if I ever saw it be
fore or not." she answered when asked
if she could identify it.
Shirts ot ltccognised.
Mrs. Clara Lyons was then called.
She remembered quite well giving two
shirts to her sister, Mrs. Thompson.
Which ones were they? She said she
only remembered that they were black
and white shirts. Upon examining the
fairly new shirt she refused to say .
positively whether that was one she
gave her sister or not.
She was reminded that in the grand
jury room she had a decided con
viction on that subject. If it was the
same shirt she had seen before the
grand Jury it was not one she had
given Mrs. Thompson, she said at last.
She would not try to identify the
"I can't say it is the shirt and I
won't say it is not the shirt," she said
Donor Describes Garment.
Mrs. Kthel May Clark, sister-in-law
of Mrs. Lyons and cousin by marriage
of Attorney Roscoe P. Hurst, who ap
peared with S. B. Huston for the de
Cense, was next on the stand. Without
showing her the shirts District At
torney Tongue asked her to describe
the two worn garments she had given
"Both of them were patched," she
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