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VOL. VLIw-XO. 17,41G.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1G, 191G.
PRICE FIVE CENTS:
CONGRESS Rill! IS
T. R. LIKELY TO TOUR
THIS COAST SOON
SALEM EDITOR IS
19 SAILERS ARE ON
WAY FOR LUMBER
MR. HANLY SCORES
BOTH OLD PARTIES
MONDAY IS PLAN
TALE OF HEROISM
BOTH DEMOCRATS AND REPUB
LICANS CliAIM STATES.
LELAND A. HENDRICKS HAS NOT
RETURXED TO BOATHOCSE.
GRAYS AND WILLAPA HARBORS
to REcrnvu RKCORD FT.EITT.
GERMAN THIRD LINE
SMASHED BY BRITISH
Grew Calm Passengers in
SAFETY IS BARELY REACHED
Captain on Bridge and Engi
neer Below in Fire Drive
Ship to Anchorage.
HOT DECKS BURN FEET
Chief Steward Acts as Human
Pulmotor and Saves Man
Overcome by Smoke.
EUGENE, Or., Sept. 15. Rescued
persons from the steamer Congress
arrived here tonight on a special train
of 11 coaches, furnished by the Pa
cific Coast Steamship Company. They
included 215 first-class and 39 steer
age passengers, and 152 members of
the crew, making a total of 406 per
sons. A number who were rescued from
the liner either remained at North
Bend or left there on other trains.
After supper had been served here
the train proceeded on its way to Seat
tle. BY E. J. GRIFFITH.
(Correspondent at Portland for the As
MARSHFIELD, Or, Sept. 15. The
race against death of the Pacific
Coast Steamship Company's liner
Congress, when that steamship caught
fire late Thursday, was one of the
most stirring events in the history of
. Pacific Coast shipping, according to
officers of the vessel here tonight.
As soon as the seriousness of the
fire Became known the ship's bow was
turned toward Coos Bay with full
steam ahead. Every member of the
crew who could be spared from other
duty was put to work fighting the
flames, but, despite their efforts, the
fire gained headway, and the smoke
belched forth from every aperture in
Captain Calmly Directs.
On the bridge Captain Cousins, vet
eran navigator of the Pacific, stood
calmly issuing orders-and calling down
reassurances to the terrified pas
sengers. Gradually the shroud of smoke
from the racing ship became denser.
Then Captain Cousins began to get
reports of men being overcome below.
Mrs. Margaret Reig, of New Or
leans, suddenly feeling the soles of
her feet burned by the blistering deck,
became hysterical with terror.
"Madam, there is no danger," Cap
tain Cousins called to her. "All of
you will be landed safely."
Just as he spoke a sweating man
appeared from below. "Chief En
gineer Martland has disappeared," he
reported, "and one of his assistants
has been overcome."
"Find Martland." Is Order.
"Find Martland and keep full steam
ahead," replied Cousins grimly. '
Again and again he sent the order
below for full steam ahead. Martland
was found and brought unconscious to
the bridge. He half way recovered
after a time and started to return to
"Stay here, . Martland," ordered
Captain Cousins. "We can't go any
farther, but I think we have won out,
for there comes a ship."
At that moment the dredge Michie,
which had turned toward the Con
gress, blew four blasts. Captain
Cousins ordered three blasts in reply.
The last of these almost failed to
sound, for the steam was dying in
the boilers. By that time the Con
gress had dropped anchor, and the life
boats were lowered on the starboard
side. The smoke was so thick that
they could not be lowered on the port
Reassured by the approaching
Michie and the nearness of land, the
passengers became calm. ' Women and
children were the first to enter the
boats. One man was found hiding be
neath the seat of a lifeboat as it was
being loweied. .A seaman roughly
yanked him out.
Congress Smoking Volcano.
By the time the first boatload got
away the Congress was a smoking
volcano. All the passengers previously
Concluded on a &. Column X).
Victories of Poindexter and John
eon at. Primaries Cited as Re
pudiation of Old Guard.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Sept. 15. States most to the
front in the political gossip ,of today
are Washington and 'California, both
Republican and Democratic National
committees making: claim to tnem as
a result of the recent primaries in those
states, and the selections, respectively,
of Messrs. Poindexter and Johnson as
Republican Senatorial candidates. The
traveling: correspondent of the Washing-ton
Star, telegraphing: today from
New York, says:
"The view of the Democratic National
Committee as set forth in an official
statement Is that the renomination of
Poindexter was a repudiation of Mr.
Hughes' position on the tariff, and of
the old guard element, by the Pro
gressive Republicans of Washington.
"The phase of the situation in -the
Northwest created by the renomination
of ' Poindexter probably will result In
Roosevelt being sent into the state
not only to help Mr. Hughes, but pri
marily to save the Republican Sen
atorial seat represented by Mr. .Poin
dexter, since the contest for the Sen
ate is exceedingly close.
"Also ' the Democrats are now contemplating-
making ' "some effort in
Washington, although heretofore they
had about decided to do little . there
save let James Hamilton Lewis make
Senator Borah formally opened the
campaign at Baltimore tonight. He
will speak at Wheeling, W. Va., on
Tuesday, and then proceed home, mak
ing some speeches en route, arriving
at Boise about October 1.
WINTER OPENS IN EAST
Ice Forms on Standing Water In Da
kota and Frosts Hit Missouri.
. KANSAS CITY, Mo, Sept. 15. The
earliest frost for 15 years, according
to weather bureau records, ' was felt
last' jiight throughout practically all
of Kansas and North and Western Mis
At Hanover. Kan., during the night
the minimum ' was . S3 degrees. .Little
damage was reported.
SIOTJX FALLS, 8.' D., Sept. 15. Tem
peratures as low as 29 were reorded
In varictta-partB-of-'the'Starte- last night.
A thin coating of ice was formed on
standing water here.
Most of the corn Is practically be
yond danger, but melons, tomatoes and
other garden stuff suffered.
OREGON HENS SET PACE
Agricultural College Entry in Egg-
Iiaylng Contest Climbing.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE,
Corvallls, Sept. 15. (Special.) The
pen of ten "Oregons" belonging to the
college again headed the list for the
44th week of the fifth annual inter
national egg-laying contest at Storrs,
Conn. Their record was 55 eggs, as
against 50 for the nearest competitor.
The average of the 1000 hens in the
contest was 32.9.
The Oregons are now sixth for the
full period of 44 weeks, having ad
vanced one place during the week, and
are only two eggs behind fifth place.
The competition .closes November 1.
WALNUT YIELD IS RECORD
Tree at Albany' Estimated to Have
15 Bushels of Nuts.
ALBANY. Or, Sept. 15. (Special.)
A walnut tree in the yard of the resi
dence of L. E. Blain. a local merchant,
will probably produce 15 bushels of
nuts this year. The tree is so full of
nuts that it attracts attention from all
who pass it. It is by far the largest
crop the tree has ever produced and a
California man who saw it this week
said that he had visited the walnut
orchards of that state but had never
seen a yield on any tree which would
equal that of this one.
This tree is about 22 years old.
JITNEYS ASK NEW STATUS
Los Angeles Union Would Be Under
Public Utilities Commission.
LOS " ANGELES, Sept. 15. The Los
Angeles Motor Bus Union operating
about seven-eighths of the 500 Jitneys
licensed here, asked today to be placed
under the Jurisdiction of the Public
Utilities Commission and removed
from that of the Police Commission,
in a petition filed with the City
has been much friction be
tween the Jitney drivers and the po
lice. The union is affiliated with simi
lar bodies in San Francisco and Port
land. NOTE AHEAD . OF SCHEDULE
Message From War Department, Car
ried by Auto, Reaches Spokane.
SPOKANE. Wash.. Sept. 15 The
War Department's message, which is
being relayed from Plymouth, Mass.,
to Seattle by automobile, was brought
into Spokane at 5:18 o'clock P. M., two
hours and 23 minutes ahead of schedule,
and was Immediately given to a driver,
who will deliver it to Colfax. At Col
fax the message is to be taken to Walla
The message is to be at Fort Lawton
by 9 o'clock, tomorrow mornings
French Gain, Too, and
Combles Is Pocketed.
ADVANCE IS ON 6-MILE FRONT
Three Towns Taken in Gain of
Two Miles in Depth.
2300 PRISONERS CAPTURED
Attack Is Heaviest Delivered Since
Drive Started In July and As
sault Is Still In Progress.
Allies Are Linked.
BY ARTHUR S. DRAPER.
(War Correspondent for the New York
Tribune.- By Special Cable.)
LONDON, Sept. 16 The British
struck the heaviest blow today In the
Somme offensive since Its beginning
July 14. The attack began at dawn and
before it was completed Haigs line had
been pushed forward along a six-mile
front, penetrating in some places to two
Through the third German line the
British rush smashed.
The villages of Flers, Martinpuich
and Courcelette were carried by storm
on the front from Pozieres to Ginchy
and the greater part of Bouleaux and
high woods, lying between.
2300 Prisoners Taken.
More than 2300 prisoners already
have been taken- and, according to late
dispatches from the front, the' assault
is still in progress.
The Germans are making furious
efforts to stem the British tide, but
none of these counter thrusts had told.
Combles is now pocketed. The
British stroke today carried all the
high ground between the stronghold
and the . Albert-Bapaume road. thu3
bringing Haiga line up to Foch's.
Meanwhile, the French continued the
Incessant battering and won 600 meters
of trench north of Le Priez farm, thus
cutting off Combles from the east.
Artillery Fire Like Inferno.
The British advance was accompanied
by -an inferno of artillery fire. The
shells poured out north of the Somme
today mark another record in expendi
ture of ammunition.
Numerous air battles were fought,
too, in the course of the charge. The
British fliers brought down 13 of the
With the breaking of day. the at
tack was launched on the front from
Bouleaux wood to the north of the
Bapaume-Albert road. This marks the
entire line of the British offensive in
the last ten weeks.
The first effort was made against
the ridge from Thiepval to Ginchy.
Resistance Is Fierce.
The thoroughness with which the
artillery fire had been carried out
(Concluded on Pair . Column 6. )
SEK WHAT OLD
Searching Parties Drag Klver for
Body and Heart Trouble Thought
to Have Claimed Victim.
SALEM. Or., Sept. 15. (Special.)
Leland R. Hendricks, editor of the Ore
gon Daily Statesman, 25 years old. is
believed to have lost his life by
drowning in the Willamette River here
today. Searching parties tonight were
dragging the river on the city water
front for the body.
" Mr. Hendricks was last seen at Den
bison's boathouse about 4:3 P. M.
His clothes were left in a boathouse
locker. He was a poor swimmer and
also had suffered at .different times
from heart trouble. .It is feared he
attempted to swim a short distance
from the boathouse in the river In
stead of in the main tank, as was his
custom, and that he suffered from
heart trouble. -Attaches at the boat
house say they heard no cry for help.
Mr. Hendricks was graduated from
the University of Oregon in 1915. While
at the University he was editor of the
Emerald, the University publication,
and president of the student body. He
was born in Salem. Or. He is a son
of R. J. Hendricks. owner and pub
lisher of the Oregon Statesman. i'
City Grappler' Hugh J. Brady left
early this morning for Salem to make
an attempt to recover the body of Le
land J. Hendricks. Special permission
was granted Mr. Brady to go by Mayor
Albee last night. ...
MOTOR PARTY SAVES GIRL
Farmer's Daughter, on Way From
School, Seized by Farm Hand. -
LA .GRANDE, Or.. Sept. 15. (Spe
cial.) An automobile party passing
near the Iowa schoolhouse came to the
rescue of a well-known farmer's daugh
ter, aged 13, from the hands of a young
farmhand employed In a nearby field.
The girl was . returning alone from
school when the fellow seized her and
seriously frightened her. The automo
bile party took charge of the assailant,
holding him. until the Sheriff arrived.
The farmhand Is reputed to be under 18.
FLOWERS BRING $1 ,000,000
State Labor Commissioner Finds Ore
gon Employs '330 Florist's Aides.
SALEM, Orw Sept. 14. v'Speclal.)
Florists in Oregon do more than $ 1,000,
000 worth of business annually, accord
ing to data collected by O. P. Hoff,
State Labor Commissioner.
Dealing in cut- flowers, bulbs, cut
tings and plants to the public are 193
flrms, who employ 330 persons through
out the year.. Employes' wages total
"COPETTE" TOLD TO FLIRT
Chicago "Beauty Squad" Starts Out
to Curb Mashers.
CHICAGO. Sept. 15. A "beauty
squad" of policewomen set out tonight
to curb "mashers" In Chicago's down
Four of the most comely women In
the police department were ordered to
"be shy, patrol the downtown section,
flirt back if flirted with, and then
MAN MARS BRINGS TO BRITISH COLUMBIA-
New York Longshore
ELEVATED TRAINS ATTACKED
Bricks and Stones Hurled in
. Railway Conflict.
'MORGAN INTERESTS" HIT
Union Leader Says 70 Per Cent of
1 3,000 Machinists, Working on
Mar Munitions, Will Act
In Sympathy, Too.
NEW YORK. Sept. 15. Eighty thou
sand workers In crafts closely affili
ated with the operation of New York's
traction lines are expected to go on
strike by Monday, it was announced at
the close of a meeting of the Central
Federated Union here tonight.
Representaflves of 400.000 unionized
employes were at the meeting, it was
said, and adopted a. resolution calling
on each trade to ascertain the senti
ment of members regarding a general
strike in sympathy with ' the carmen
here who quit their places September
A referendum has been in progress
among many of the crafts for several
days, and if the sympathetic strike Is
authorized union leaders predict it will
be the most effective blow that could
be dealt In the carmen's strike that has
been In progress since September C on
the elevated, subway and surface
transportation lines of the city.
Many Trades Affected.
The trades In which the referendum
has been in progress, it is said. In
clude longshoremen, teamsters, power
house employes, stationary engineers.
and firemen and machinists. The only
craft upon which figures were avail
able tonight was the machinists, and
it was said their vote showed about 70
per cent of the membership favoring a
Union leaders attach much Import
ance to the action of the machinists,
most of whom are employed at plants
manufacturing munitions of war for
the entente allies. The effect of the
strike in that trade, they say, would
be a direct blow at the Morgan inter
ests, the largest holders of stock In
the Interborough Rapid Transit Com
pany. J. P. Morgan & Co, are the fiscal
agents of the British government In
Several Persona Injured.
' Several persons were Injured, none
of them seriously, in two traction
Although surface car service was
much improved over previous days,
subway and elevated trains were more
crowded today than at any time since
the strike was called.
The Central Labor Union of Brooklyn
Conciuded on Pc 2. Column 2.)
Cargoes to Bo Taken to Australia,
New Zealand and West Coast.
New Schooner Nearly Ready.
ABERDEEN, 'Wash.. Sert. 15. (Spe
cial.) Inbound to Grays Harbor and
Wlllapa harbor is a fleet of 19 wind
jammers, all chartered for October.
November or December loading at mills
on the Twin harbors. This is the
largest fleet of sailing vessels en route
to these ports at any one time since
1S1J and the volume of offshore busi
ness to be handled on the two har
bors in the coming three months prom
ises to be the biggest for any three
months period In the past four years.
A few of the inbound ships will clear
for the Hawaiian Islands, but the
most of them will go to Australlla.
New Zealand and the west coast of
South America, in all of which coun
tries the demand for lumber is heavy
Added to these 19 windjammers for
eign shipments will bo a cargo of
l.aoj.uoo feet of lumber to be carried
by the auxiliary schooner Columbia
River, which Is to be launched at the
Aberdeen Shipyards next month.
Four of the 19 will come to Grays
Harbor for cargo. They are the Alert,
35 days out from Melbourne; Irene. 57
days out from Adelaide; King Cyrus,
15 days out from Fremantle. and the
Sehome. 15 days out from Adelaide.
Among the schooners which will load
on A illapa Harbor are the A. M. Bax
ter, 37 days from Callao; W. J. Patter
son. 56 days from Melbourne; Virginia,
38 days from Sydney, and the Repeat,
9 days from Honolulu.
34 TO TAKENEW OATH
Company G Men Will Ask for Hon
orable Discharge, However.
OREGON CITT. Or.. Sept. 15. (Spe
cial.) Thirty-four - members of Com
pany G, Oregon City, have agreed to
take the new oath of enlistment on the
promise from Captain Blanchard that
an honorable discharge will be Issued
to every man who asks for It within
30 days after the company returns
home, according to guardsmen who
were In the city tonight.
Dissatisfaction with Captain Blanch
ard prompted all but seven of the com
pany to refuse to take the oath. Under
the arrangements as reported by mem
bers of the company. Captain Blanchard
will remain In command. He refused to
discuss the report tonight.
RUTH ST. DENIS LOSES
Plan to Be Named Father's Guardian
Palls When Parent Balks.
LOS ANGELES. Cal, Sept. 15. (Spe
cial.) Thomas L. Denis, a civil war
veteran and father of Mrs. Ruth St.
Denis-Shawn, known on the stage as
Ruth St. Denis, today was adjudged
by Superior Judge McCormlck to be
competent to attend to his own affairs.
The petition of the daughter to be ap
pointed guardian of her father was
"I don't want charity from anyone,"
explained the white-haired veteran,
when Judge McCormick asked him why
he was opposed to the appointment of
his daughter as his guardian.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
lESTERDAT'S Maximum temperature. S3
decrees; minimum, 51 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair, cooler; westerly winds.
British renew drive In France and capture
three towns. Pass 1.
Greece ready to swing to entente allies, but
awaits definite advantage, says Kins Con
atantine tn interview. Pace .
Allies aend firm note to Sweden. Face 4.
Roosevelt expected to tonr Paclflo Coast.
Mounted Mexican constabulary to patrol
border propoeed as problem's solution.
Stat sprlnrs surprise with women witnesses
In B mines' trial. Fags 2.
California forest fires on Increase. Par IS.
Eighty thousand workers to strlk In sym
pathy in New York: on Monday. Pas 1.
Pacific Coast I-earne results: Portland 2.
Vernon 1: San FYanclsco 8. Oakland T ;
Los Anreles lO. Bait Lake 3. Par IX
Ella Fottrell defeated In Cincinnati tennla
play. Pare 13.
Three American Leagu leaders win their
same. Pace 13.
Rain aids Brooklyn in pennant race. Pare 12.
Major learues draft 74 minor leaa-ua p'ay
er. Par 12.
Steamer Conrress refugees are coming from
Cooa Bay by special train. Pare 8.
Js'lne'teen sailers on way to Grays and 1 Ill
apa harbors for lumber. Pag 1.
Xela-nd R. Hendricks. editor of Salem
Statesman. Is believed drowned. Par 1.
Car discrimination charges against Southern
Paclflo railway ara prepared. Pare 5.
R. E. Btrahorn and Southern Pacific to
rac In road building In Oregon and
California. Is rumor. Pag 7.
Commercial and Marine.
Hops open at higher prlco than expected.
Chicago wheat traders recover from Argen
tina scare Page 17.
tvall-street demand turns to high-grade
stocks. Page 17.
O. M. Clark on drydock. Par 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Doctors In session hear merits" ef new
anesthetic urged. Page ft.
Owners of land on waterfront protest as
sessments. Page 0.
Lee not sorry for attempt on Albert Gabel's
life. Pag ft.
Suit brought to determine lerallty of library
tax on Iltiranta. Pag II.
Harvey C Mowrey Is found Insane. Pare to.
Prohibition nominees visit Portland. Pag 1.
Gam wardens love positions In retrenchment
move. Psgs 2.
Six ships ordered her by Norwegians.
One hundred and thirty-four new citlsens
take the oath of allegiance. Page a.
Forty-thre V-'ilson cluls formed in Oregon.
President Sproul" say Southern Pacific Is
doing all it can. Pag 2.
J. Frank Hanly scores both oM parties.
Weather report, data ua forecast. .Pag. 17.
Dry Candidate Says
Real Issue Dodged.
BEER AMENDMENTS ATTACKED
Presidential Aspirant Declares
Nominees Are Spineless.
LIQUOR TO DIVIDE PEOPLE
Old Parties to Disappear and Voter
Will Be Kither Prohibitionist or
Anti-Prohibitionist, JTot Repub
lican or Democrat, He Say.
"The hour has come in this Nation
when there can be but two parties on
the issue of the suppression of the,
"All men and all parties must be
either Prohibition or Antl-Prohlbltion.
There can be no middle ground.
"Here is an Issue bigger than any
party, an Issue vital to the well-being
of this country, an altar big enough
for me to put my own life upon and
consecrate it to the cause."
Old Parties Denounced.
So declared J. Frank Hanly. ex-Republican
Governor of Indiana and nomi
nee of the Prohibition party for Presi
dent of the United States, in the con
cluding words last night or an address
at the Ice Palace, in which he de
nounced both old parties. Republican
and Democratic for having kept silent
a to the prohibition question In their
Preceding Mr. Hanly on the same
platform spoke his companion nominee.
Rev. Ira D. Landrlth. of Nashville.
Tenn, ex-Democrat and present Pro
hibition candidate for Vice-President,
who made a whirlwind and witty speech
of the Billy Sunday order.
Brewers Measure Attacked.
His ' discourse sparkled with epi
grams and stories and unexpected
turns at which the audience of about
1000 persons laughed and chuckled and
kept on laughing. Behind this screen
of humor. Dr. Landrlth made his points
with great emphasis.
He attacked, among other things, the
so-called brewers amendment to ba
voted on In Oregon next November.
"I advise you," said h In part, on
this topic, "not to adopt this beer
proposition, whjch Is an absolute repeal
of the dry law.
Absolutely Dry State Advocated.
"I don't believe that any citizen in
dry Oregon can say It doesn't concern
him whether the brewery amendment
is adopted or not. After you've
knocked out the brewers' amendment,
give them a dose for their life and stop
all importations of liquor.
"The liquor traffic's doomed. I can
sell you brewery stock at 30 cents hers
in Oregon and make 29 cents on every
share. At the coming election you ara
going to rise up and educate these
gentlemen of the brewery amendment
committee who have caused circulars
to be passed out to us here tonight in
the effort to convert a Prohibtlon meet
ing into a "votes for beer gathering.' "
Both Flayed Impartially.
This was an allusion to the efforts
of some circular distributors who
handed out handbills Inviting the
reader to vote for beer made in Oregon.
Both Mr. Hanly and Dr. Landrlth at
tacked the two old parties without sur
cease or mercy. They declared them
to be virtually all that was bad, and
their Presidential nominees the epit
ome of ail things spineless and cring
ing for not taking a stand on the
liquor question and then to prove
themselves unprejudiced declared that
both parties were cut to the same mold,
with nothing to choose between them.
. Vault Kami "tVIta, HsckM.
"It is a far cry," declared Mr. Hanly.
"from Abraham - Lincoln to Charlee
Evans Hughes, who has maintained the
silence of & sphinx on the liquor Issue,
but raises an issue as to whether a
man employed in a minor Government
department was a licensed physician or
only a veterinarian. That is the most
pitiful exhibition of. politics that I
have ever seen.
'Mr. Hughes was here speaking from
the same platform before me. He didn't
tell you a thing about what he would
do. In effect, he asked you to sign
a blank check and leave it for him to
fill out the figures after the election.
Sober America eeoed.
'The hour approaches when the Eu
ropean shambles mutst end. and when
25.000,000 men. inured to toll, dis
ciplined, sober through abstinence, will
return to industry and begin to dispute
with us the Industrial mastery of. the
"If we are to meet these skilled.
sober, disciplined people we will re
quire more than a tariff wall. We will
need America sober and efficient. And
America can't be sober and efficient
when in a single year it will drink 35.
300.000.000 worth of intoxicating
"As to Mr. 'Wilson, he is not a whit
better than Mr. Hughes. There Is no
vital difference between them and their
parties on this or any other question.
I sane ot of Men. He Says.
'The brewers were ric;ht when they
said the other day: 'There are only
two political parties in this country
(Concluded oa Pas 7. Column 2.)