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VOL. IVII NO. 17,655.
PORTLAND txee-iif, FRIDAY, JUNE
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
COURT PUTS BAN
SELF UNDER TRAIN
FOOD CONTROL BILL
FOR LUMBER STOCK
RIVER AT PORTLAND
RUriS TO $186,794
Figures on Dial Are
to Be Raised.
REACHES HIGH POINT
Ofl NEWS PIRACY
1Y PASS BY JULY!
RUSSIA'S ONLY AIM
T. 31. WALKER IS SUICIDE; OTH
ERS KILLED OX COOS BAY.
JAMES BTJCHAXAN" AXD WIFE'S
WEATHER BUREAU SILEXT OX
CHILDREN FIGHT FOR ESTATE.
QUESTION OF DANGER PASSING.
I. IM. S. Must Cease to
ACTS DEFINED AS CORRUPT
Injunction Sought by Associat
ed Press Granted.
CORRUPTION IS ILLEGAL
Neither Can Defendant Rightfully
Tiirer Stories From Early Edi
tions, Holds TTnited States Cir
cuit Court of Appeals.
NEW YORK, June 21. The United
States Circuit Court of Appeals today
granted the full prayer of the Associat
ed Press in its case against the Inter
national News Service and directed the
District Court to issue en injunction
in accordance therewith.
In reviewing the facts of the case
the court says:
"The writ in question, reduced to its
lowest terms, restrains defendant from
1) procuring any agent or employe
of plaintiff or any of its members to
give, or to permit defendant to take
for a consideration or otherwise any
news' received from or gathered for
plaintiff, and from using or selling
'any news so obtained.
Agreement Violation Enjoined.
"The injunction as granted also en
Joins defendant (2) from procuring any
newspaper represented by a member of
plaintiff to violate any agreement es
tablished by the charter or by-laws of
plaintiff. Defendant alleged as error
the Issuance of the writ above out
lined. "Plaintiffs motion for relief asked
for what the court below granted, and
further that defendant be enjoined
from "copying, transmitting, selling,
using or causing to be copied, etc., any
of the news furnished by plaintiff
from bulletins or newspapers pub
lished by a member of plaintiff, and
also from 'competing with plaintiff or
Its members by the unfair methods set
forth in the bill. Injunction in sub
stantially this form having been re
fused, plaintiffs appeal assigns such
refusal for error.
Organization Plans Compared.
"Plaintiff is chartered by New York,
under a gencrai statute known as the
membership corporation laws an act
used for the organization of clubs and
the like. It has no capital stock, its
membership Is selective, its business is
the gathering of news all over the
world, and the very great expense of
such acquisition and transmission of
information Is borne by ratable levy or
assessment upon its members. Such
members are practioally about 950
newspaper owners distributed over the
United States, but since such owners
are froquently corporations, each cor
porate contributor must furnish, a nat
ural person to act as the legal member
of this New Tork corporation. Such
natural person is commonly oallcd the
'representative' of whatever newspa
per he serves.
"Defendant Is a. business corporation
of New Jersey, has capital stock, is
engaged as a rival in the same busi
ness as plaintiff, and seeks a profit by
selling the news or information It ac
quires to customers, usually newspaper
Keen Competition Recognised.
"Some publications are members of
the Associated Press and also custom
ers of the International, but such dou
ble service is unusual. The partlees
hereto are undoubtedly in keen compe
tition, as are usually the Journals
served by one or the other in any given
"News received at the principal of
fice of the plaintiff is disseminated by
telegraph or telephone at a distance
and (in the largest cities, at all events)
the offices of journals taking the full
est or largest Associated Press serv
ice, contain a machine (furnished by
plaintiff) of the printing telegraph
type, whereon the incoming news is
"Every newspaper has. of course, a
staff for the Investigation of local
happenings. If such paper is a member
of plaintiff, it may be required to fur
nish to other members, and through
plaintiff, the news of its locality. This
Is an Important part of the Associated
Press scheme of news acquisition, viz:
The co-operative feature.
Members Pledged to Protect.
"Plaintiffs by-laws explicitly forbid
any member from imparting to any one
Associated Tress news 'In advance of
publication' or to 'conduct his business
in such a manner that such news so
furnished him may be communicated
to any firm, person, corporation or as
sociation not entitled to receive the
same.' i. e., anyone not in good standing
with and in the Associated Press. ...
"The principal facts upon which the
court below based the first head of
injunction are. that In Cleveland. O.,
is published a newspaper which has
Associated Press membership and had
for a considerable time In its employ
a telegraph editor who would natur
ally receive Incoming Associated Press
items. This man (in accordance with
by-laws) was charged with the trans
mission to plaintiff of Cleveland news
possessed of more than local interest.
Concluded on Ftgo
Logger Whose Skull Is Crashed by
loading Hook May Die as Re
sult of Accident at Powers.
MARSHFIELD, Or., June 21. One
suicide, two fatal accidents and an
other accident that may prove fatal
were today's toll of death In Coos Bay
T. M. Walker, a real estate and in
surance man of Coquille, hurled him
self underneath an incoming passenger
train today, and was instantly killed.
Clifford Laird was killed by a fall
ing tree at his ranch home near Sltkum.
Fritz Leach, a logger at Powers, was
caught by a line and thrown about 20
feet in the air. His skull was crushed
and death resulted in a few minutes.
Will Preston, another logger at
Powers, sustained a fractured skull
when he got in the way of a loading
book. His injury is serious.
LOGGERS EARN HIGH PAY
Whistle Boy Gets $5.80 Day-
Record Is Broken.
KELSO, Wash., June 21. (Special.)
One logging crew at the Inman-Poul-sen
camp, west of Kelso, set a new
camp logging record Tuesday when
they logged 127,000 feet of timber, re
ceiving practically double the ordinary
camp wage that day. The hooktend
er's pay for that day was better than
12. and the whistle boy received $5.80.
The yarding and loading crews at. the
I-P camp are working on a "piece sys
tem;" that is, each member of the crew
is paid a certain amount per thousand
feet, and the management of the camp
and the men have found this arrange
ment mutually satisfactory.
GERMAN CARP WAR ON JAP
Ilood River Witnesses Most TTnique
Harvest When Dikes Break,
HOOD RIVER, Or., June 21. (Spe
cial.) T. Matsumoto, Japanese truck
gardener, whose acres yesterday were
inundated when the Columbia freshet
broke over his dikes, is conducting the
most unique harvest ever witnessed in
Hood River. Pushing a flatboat along
his water-covered truck rows, the Jap
anese man is cutting off Immature cab
bage heads three feet under water.
The Japanese is having to hurry this
operation in order to save any of his
crop, for swarms of German carp have
come in at the break in the dike and
are ravenously eating the gardener's
NEW REPUBLIC FIGHTS
Refusal to Recognize Petrograd Rnle
NEW TORK, June 21. Eight persons
were killed and many wounded in a
clash between government troops and
supporters of the newly formed re
public of Kirsanov, In the province of
Tambov, Russia, according to a cable
dispatch received here today from
Petrograd by the Jewish Daily For
The skirmish was caused by the re
fusal of the new republic to recognize
the authority of the Tetrograd govern
ment. SMALL BUYERS FAVORED
Full Subscriptions to Be Given on
Liberty Bonds Under $10,000.
WASHINGTON. June 21. Treasury
officials have reached a tentative de
cision that all subscribers to the lib
erty bond offering in amounts of
$10,000 or less shall receive their full
subscriptions. Any reductions neces
sary because of the oversubscription
will com on higher amounts.
Revised unofficial estimates as to
the total subscriptions today placed
the figures at approximately $2,825,
000.000. WYOMING LAST TO REPORT
Registration Falls Short of Census
Estimate by 4 4 72.
CIIEYENNE. Wyo., June 21.- Wyom
ing, the last state in the Union to re
port on the selective military draft
registration, has 22.S4S within the age
limits, according to compilations com
pleted today. Of these 18.932 were
white, 234 colored. 3353 aliens. 329 were
alien enemies, and possible exemptions
were listed at 9698.
The census estimate for the state
Americans Fighting for Allies Are
to Be Protected.
WASHINGTON, June 21. The re
patriation of at least 45,000 Americans
now serving in allied armies to permit
their Incorporation in American forces
Is favored by the Government.
Americans who have taken the oath
of allegiance to a foreign nation or
sovereign have lost their American
citizenship for th length of the war,
and It can only be restored by act of
Rear-Admiral Potter Dead.
WHITEHALL. X. Y.. June 21. Rear
Admiral William P. Potter. TJ. S. Navy,
retired, died suddenly at bis home here
today from apoplexy. He was 67 years
old and was placed on the retired list
In May, 1912.
Action Is Expedited in
AMENDMENTS ARE REJECTED
Farm Machinery and Cotton
Not Included in Regulation.
CHANGES MADE BY SENATE
Sections Requisitioning: Factories.
Fixing Wages and Regulating
Consumption Are Eliminated.
Hoarding to Be Prevented.
WASHINGTON. June 21. Prospect
for passage of trrB Administration food
control bill by July 1, as earnestly de
sired by President Wilson, appeared
brighter after the House had rejected
important amendments which promised
to delay final action and Senate lead
ers had tentatively agreed to compro
mises designed to expedite considera
tion. Rejection in the House on a point
of order of proposals to include shoes,
clothing, farm machinery and cotton
under the regulatory food provisions.
cleared the way to passage to such an
extent that a final vote was expected
some time Saturday.
Prohibition proposals and Represen
tative Lenroot's amendment to strike
out the licensing feature of the bill
constitute the only apparent obstacles
to a final vote at that time.
Republicans Support Bill.
To pass the measure with as few
additions to the original draft as pos
sible in order to expediate conference
consideration is the plan of Represent
ative Lever, in charge of the measure.
He told the House today that minor
changes could be made at leisure while
it now is of the utmost importance
that the big control machinery be
House Republicans are- rallying gen
erally to support the bill, one of the
speeches today in its behalf being de
livered by Representative Glllett, of
Massachusetts, acting as Republican
While perfunctory debate was pro
ceeding in the Senate, substantial
progress toward compromising differ
ences was made by the leaders at in
formal conferences. The changes
tentatively agreed to included:
Wage Clause Eliminated.
Elimination of the section author
izing the food administrator to requisi
tion factories, mines and other plants
when he finds it necessary.
Elimination of (provisions author
izing fixing of wages, including those
of farm laborers:
Elimination of specific authorization
to regulate consumption by rationing
or control of individual meals.
Exemption of foodstuffs stored by
(Concluded on Pagre 3. Column
Effort Is Made in Tacoma to Onst
Former Head of Lumber Com
pany as Administrator.
TACOMA, Wash., June 21. (Special.)
Efforts in court to oust James
Buchanan, formerly head of the Puget
Sound Lumber Company, as adminis
trator of the estate of his wife, Sarah
A. Buchanan, who was murdered six
years ago, were begun before Superior
Judge Chapman today.
The fight came up on the petition of
Earl and Roy McCoy and Robert and
William Hans, grown children of Mrs.
Buchanan by former marriages, to
terminate Buchanan's administrator
ship. Stock held by the Puget Sound
Lumber Company and valued on one
side at between 325,000 and $50,000 and
by Buchanan at only 115,000 is at
The stock is said to be held by the
lumber company as collateral to cover
ndebtedness of Mrs. Buchanan.
One of the petitioners. Earl McCoy,
has been serving in the British army
and is now said to be lying wounded
in an army hospital.
SEDITIOUS TALK BANNED
Streets of Seattle to Be Free From
SEATTLE, Wash., June 21. (Spe
cial.) Attacks upon the Government
or anti-war talk of any kind by L W.
W. or anyone else in the streets of
Sea tie are henceforth prohibited, and
all who engage in anarchistic ha
rangues will be arrested.
Mayor Gill, completely reversing his
previous attitude, so instructs Chief
of Police C. L. Beckingham. The Chief
is informed that those who wish to
discuss doctrines opposing the present
war must do so off the public streets.
The responsibility for suppressing sedi
tious utterances elsewhere Is laid upon
the Federal Government.
JEALOUSY CAUSES KILLING
Wife of Wisconsin cx-Official Shoots
High School Teacher.
WAUKESHA, Wis., June 21. Mrs.
David Roberts, wife of a former state
veterinarian, was shot and killed today
by Miss Grace Lusk, a high school
teacher here. Miss Lusk then barri
caded herself in the house where the
shooting took place and defied the
police for half an hour, after which
she shot and seriously wounded herself.
Mrs. Roberts, it Is said, had accused
Miss Lusk of too warm friendship with
Mrs. Roberts' husband.
RUMAN MISSION IS COMING
Lack of Ammunition Prevents Ac
tivity in Roumania.
(Correspondence of the Associated Press.)
TOKIO, June 1. A Roumanian mla
ion to the United States has arrived
in Toklo. It is composed of Dr. Kasila
Lucacin, Lieutenant Ton Motza and
Lieutenant Vaslle Stolca.
Lieutenant Stolca said that until the
Russian situation improves there is
little hope of a Roumanian offensive,
owing to the difficulty of getting am
DEFEAT WOULD MEAN MISERY
"New Russia" Striving Only to
STABLE FRIENDSHIP SURE
Ambassador Boris Bakhmctioff Tells
What Republic, Which Is Gradu
ally Growing Stronger, Intends
to Do; United States Liked.
BY JOHN CALL AN O'LAUGHLIN.
WASHINGTON. D. C, June 21. (Spe
cial.) Universal peace, not a separate
peace. Is the aim of the provisional gov
ernment of Russia, according to Am
bassador Boris i Bakhmetieff, chief of
the Russian war mission to the United
In a formal statement to the press
today outlining the political and mili
tary programme of "new Russia," the
Ambassador made the following satis
1. That the provisional government
in accord with the whole people of
Russia, rejects all thought of separate
Aim of Government Toftl.
2. That the deliberate purpose of the
provisional government Is to secure
prompt achievement of universal peace.
3. That such peace shall presume no
dominion over other nations, no seizure
of therl national property, no forced
usurpation of foreign territory and no
annexation or contributions and shall
be based upon the free determination
by each nation of its destinies.
4. That Russia Is decided as to the
necessity of fighting the German
autocratlcy until the conditions of
general and stable peace In Europe are
5. That new Russia Is striving to de
stroy tyranny; to establish peace on a
secure and permanent foundation and
to make the world safe for democracy.
Defeat Would Mean Misery.
6. That the defeat of Russia and her
allies would produce the greatest mis
ery and make impossible the establish
ment of universal peace on a firm
7. That the revolutionary army will
not allow the German troops to de
stroy the allies on the western front
and then fall upon Russia with the
whole might of their weapons.
8. That as a result of the energetic
work of reconstruction the provisional
government is steadily gaining in
strength and activity.
Itsdlra Extremists Few.
9. That the provisional government
has the firm support of all parts save
a small group of radical extremists.
0. That force of events will assure
for the United States and Russia a
(Concluded on page 3. Column 1.)
Cooler Temperatures Generally In
Inland Empire Cut Melting of
Snow; River to Fall Few Days.
In 1! hours yesterday, ending at 7
o'clock last night, the Willamette
River rose only one-tenth of a foot
at Portland and in 24 hours the gain
had been four-tenths, so it is expected
the stream will begin to fall today
and "remain stationary Monday and
As to whether the crest of - the
freshet, has been reached is not vouch
safed. as there was a rise yesterday
at Kamlah of eight-tenths and a slight
rise is looked for there today. Yes
terday's reports from Lewlston and all
points except Kamlah and Portland
showed the streams falling. The
weather bureau's Information last
night was that maximum temperatures
were lower yesterday over the east
em part of the district, as compared
with those of Wednesday, and less
snow melted as a consequence.
The crest of the 1916 freshet was
reached July 4 and 5, being 23. feet,
and the reading of last night, 23.S
feet, is the highest this season. The
official river readings yesterday were
3 s o
ceo a o"r
Station. - srpx
. w m
Wenatcboe 40 40.4 1
Kamlah 25 14.9 -1-0.8
Lewiaton 2-j 16.1! 0.4
Umatilla 23 23 4 0 2
The Dalles 40 40.O n.4
Kugene 10 5.B 0.2
Albany 20 6.6 0 2
Salem 20 6.1 0.2
Oregon City 12 !S.9 )
Portland . . . 15 23.7 0.4
VANCOUVER, Wash.. June 21.
(Special.) The Columbia River Is
practically at a standstill and regis
tered 24.4 feet at 8 P. M. The highest
mark reached last year was 24.5 feet
LEGISLATIVE UNION ASKED
New Brunswick Would Join Nova
Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
FREDERICTON. N. B.. June 21. The
New Brunswick Provincial Parliament
has adopted a resolution favoring ne
gotiation with Nova Scotia and Prince
Edward Island relative to the forma
tion of a legislative union of the mari
time provinces. The woman suffrage
bill has been put over until next ses
sion. 9,649,938 SIGN FOR DRAFT
War Registration Returns Are Vir
WASHINGTON, June 21. War regis
tration returns, virtually completed to
night by reports from Wyoming and
Kentucky, show 9,649,938 men be
tween the ages of 21 and 30 years, in
clusive, have been enrolled for the
FLOUR DOWN $2.40 BARREL
Spring Patents in Chicago Sell at
914; Bakers' at $12.10.
CHICAGO. June 21. Flour sold to
day for $2.40 less per barrel than a
week ago, standard Spring patents
bringing $14 and bakers' brands $12.10.
Nearly 50 cents of the decline was
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
VESTERDATS Maximum temperature. 70
degreea; minimum, 36 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; westerly winds.
American entry Into war causes unrest In
Germany. Page 2.
Xo separate peace for Russia, says com ml s-
lon. i'age i.
Regiment of Russian girls to go to battle
front. Page .
Senate committee taxes publishers profits
ana raises postage. Page 3.
High court rules I. N. S. must ptop pilfer
ing from Associated Press. Page 1.
British hold vantage point and French re
gain positions along Alsne front. Page 3.
Crowd of 10A0 destroys suffrage banners at
White House. Page 6.
Food control bill may pus by July 1. Pace 1.
Public Inquiry regarding Ruth Cruger to be
conducted. Pace 8.
Pacific Coast League results: Portland 3.
Oakland 1 : Salt Lake , San Franclaco
8; Los Angeles 3, Vernon 2. Page 14.
Annual Spring mt of Portland Hunt Club
to Do staged tomorrow. Page 14.
SThortwtop Hollocher is praised by Bill Rodg-
ers. fm.se i
One suicide, two fatal accidents and another
possibly fatal are day's toll on Coos
Bay. Page 1.
Longshoremen at Seattle strike. Page 16.
Stepchildren try to remove ex-preatdent of
lumber company as administrator of
estate. Page 1.
Oregon, outside Portland, has over half Bed
Cross fund. Pago 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Northwest wheat trading light, but market
is firmer. Pago la.
Large Increase In estimate of Winter wheat
crop. Page 19.
General recoveries In New Tork Stock mar
ket. Page 1W.
E. W. Wright resigns as port manager.
Portland and Vicinity.
Tony Marovich Identifies murderer of Joseph
Red Cross clock records $180,794. Pago 1.
Willamette at Portland reaches season's
high point. Page 1.
Fourteen barber shops will give all receipts
to Ited (jroas tooay. i'age 13.
Night patrol along river to be established.
Departing recruits get ovation. Page s.
"Mercy Monday" to see Red Cross drive at
xenlth. Page 4.
Judge Kavanaugh appoints commission to
try teachers under ne law. Pago 13.
Weather report, data and forecast- Page 19,
GOAL INCREASED TO $400,000
Six of 20 Districts Canvassed
Report $5474 Pledged.
WOMAN, 80, GIVES $500
Children Contribute Savings and
Deny Themselves Xew Frocks,
While Elders Shower Freely
Pretty Girls in Autos.
WHAT THE RED CROSS CLOCK
Previously acknowl'ged $133,493.25
Ainsworth .... 2.186.00
Burns ........ 4.18T.00
Teon 3.469.50 42.827.00
House-to-house canvass 5,474.05
Grand total $186,794.30
Large Individual Gifts.
Northern Grain 4k Warehouse
Company ..... .... $1,000
Portland Cordage Company. 1.250
F. M. Warren family - 1,000
Clark Wilson Lumber Com
Mrs. Isom White 1.000
Neustadter Bros 1.000
Eastern Oregon Land Com
Portland Gas, Coke & Coal
Caroline Kamm 2,500
J. II. Henry 1,000
Never was clock so bewitched, na
tional timepieces move with solemn de
liberation, tick by tick, along the dial
of hours. But this clock leaps like a
thing possessed. It won't stay put.
Though its spaces are dollars. It docs
not dally the Red Cross clock at Sixth,
and Alder streets.
Scare half of the working days gone.
and yet, on yesterday noon. General
Chairman W. B. Ayer. of the local Red
Cross campaign, tickled the big clock
with a pole and it raced to $186,794.30.
Just a few spaces beyond rests the
$200,000 goal. Portland's quota which
the free hearts of her people are having
Figures) to Be Raised to 9310,000.
The mad haste of the frenzied time
piece, whose minutes are dollars, caused
but momentary perplexity to "Bill"
Strandborg, publicity manager of the
Portland campaign. "Paint the right
hand side of the dial in rich butter
cup." directed " Bill, the artist stand
ing at attention, "and run the figure
up to, say, $310,000." Really there
seemed no other way out.
And yesterday noon, at the dally rally
about the luncheon tables of the Port
land Hotel, the two divisions of the
drive, known as personal canvass and
house-to-house, with much clamor and
acclaim, adopted a new slogan for the
Portland offensive under the Red Cross
9400,000 to Be GoaL
"Nearer $400,000 than $200,000." they
vociferated: "roll "er up big!"
With, the executive committee, the
team captains and numbers of their
forces, more than 400 Red Cross re
cruits assembled at the luncheon. They
were duly told that the hearing of re
ports was in order. Say rather, "dis
order." for they cheered those com
pany tallies with the Joyful abandon of
foot-ball fienda. TJp r.ose "General"
Henry E. Reed, who leads the house-to-house
contingent. But six of his 20
districts had reported their first' en
deavors, he said, with an aggregate of"
Reports Draw Cheers.
"VSTioop-e-e!" howled the irrepres
sibles, surging to their feet. As report
after report was made their enthusiasm
ran wild, or wilder. The team captains
had stories to tell of their forays for
the cause. To some of these the com
pany paid the gallant tribute of silence.
Ben Selling is captain of team 14. of
the personal canvass cohorts. Mrs. P.
J. Mann, whose 80th birthday is be
hind, sent for him. He found her in a
wheelchair. smiliig bravely out at life.
Her hands trembled with the weakness
of severe illness.
"Make out a check for $600, Mr. Sell
ing." said she. "and I'll try to sign It.'"
And Ben Selling held the check book
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