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VOL. LVII XO. 17,638.
fORTLAyD, OREGON,' WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
HIGH EX-OFFICER lnFWFV'Q HIQTflRin
WILSON HAY DECIDE
LOVED WIFE GIVEN .
UP TO HER AFFINITY
french troops are
again in Athens
BRITISH DRAW NET
TIGHT ABOUT LEIIS
Rapid Advance Made
IN VATICAN IS SPY " .1.7.
FORMER CHAJIBERLA1X TO
MATE OF OTHER MAX ALSO
AGREES TO STEP ASIDE.
MR. AND SIRS. RALSTON WILBUR
OF SPOKANE RECONCILED.
POPE CONVICTED I3f ITALY.
Would Give Power.
CONTROL EXTENSION FAVORED
Measure Recently Passed by
House Is Rewritten.
EARLY REPORT IS LIKELY
Agricultural Committee Is Expected
to Submit Bill Without Material
Change for Discussion in
.WASHINGTON, Juno 26. The Ad
ministration food-control bill, passed
by the House, was rewritten today by
a Senate agriculture sub-committee so
as to give President Wilson the power
and responsibility of deciding whether
the Nation shall be "bone dry" during
the war and to place iron and steel and
many other products, in addition to
food and fuel, under Government con
trol. Both advocates and opponents pre
dicted passage tonight by Saturday.
Provisions Are Substituted.
As a substitute for the House pro
hibition sections, which, without quali
fication, forbid the manufacture of
foodstuffs Into liquor, the committee
adopted provisions which would pro
hibit manufacture during the war of
all intoxicating beverages and em
power the President to commandeer
existing supplies of distilled spirits,
but would authorize the Executive In
his discretion to permit manufacture
of malted, fermented and vinous bev
erages and fix their alcoholic content.
As rewritten, the sub-committee
draft will be considered tomorrow by
the agriculture committee and probably
will be reported at once for Senate
discussion without material change.
Senators Gore, Smith of Georgia, and
others prominent In the bitter fight
against the legislation have announced
their support for the re-drafted
measure. Future debate promised to
center upon the prohibition question,
with leaders predicting an extremely
close final vote.
Food for Liquor Forbid.
For the House prohibition plan, the
sub-committee substitute provides:
"That from and after 30 days from
the date of the approval of this act it
.shall be unlawful for any person, firm
or corporation to use in the manufac
ture of any intoxicating liquor for bev
erage purposes any perishable or non
perishable feeds, foods or food ma
terials. "Whenever the President shall find
it necessary to conserve the perishable
products named he Is empowered to
permit the use of such products in the
manufacture of vinous liquors.
"Whenever, in the judgment of the
President, the public interest would be
subserved thereby, he is empowered to
permit the limited use of the materials
mentioned In the manufacture of malt
or fermented liquors and to prescribe
the alcoholic content thereof."
Another section adopted would au
thorize the President to take over any
or all distilled spirits now in bond,
upon payment of a reasonable and just
price to distillers, for re-distillation
into alcohol for war. industrial or other
Time for Decision Given.
The 30-day provision is designed to
give time to the President to decide
whether further manufacture of beer,
wines and light beverages shall be
permitted and for consumers and man
ufacturers to prepare for what the
President may decide.
Should the President not exert his
authority so as to exempt malt, fer
mented and vinous beverages from the
sweeping prohibitory provisions and
should commandeer distilled spirits in
bond, "bone dry" National prohibition
of both manufacture and consumption
would result, entailing a loss of Fed
eral revenue estimated between $400,
000,000 and $500,000,000 and new taxa
tion measures as well as local revenue
FINN TROOPS NEAR BORDER
Russia Would Prevent Return of
Men Who Fought for Germany.
PETROGRAD, June 26. The Russka
Volla says that 3000 Finnish volunteers
who formerly served in the German
army are expected to attempt to enter
Finland shortly. The border guard has
been increased and strict orders have
been Issued to prevent their crossing.
The central committee of the Finnish
Social Democratic .Workmen's party
has protested strongly against the non
admittance of the Finns to Finland.
CARGO OF GOLD ARRIVES
$400,000 in Bullion and $180,000
in Furs Reach Seattle.
SEATTLE. Wash.. June 26. The
steamship Humboldt arrived from
Southeastern Alaska today with $400,
000 of gold bullion from mining camps
along the Yukon.
Furs valued at 1180.000 also were
Verdict Reached After Accused
Austrian Prelate's Departure.
Holy See Absolved.
PARIS,. June 26. The Judgment of
the Italian court which tried Monsignor
von Gerlaclv the Austrian prelate who
was formerly private chamberlain to
the Pope, on a charge of espionage,
found him guilty and, although he bad
left Italy long ago, sentenced him to
Imprisonment for life, now has been
It shows that the court found that
none of the acts of which Monsignor
von Gerlach was accused were com
mitted within the Vatican or other
places occupied by the Holy See. which
was entirely absolved from 'knowledge
of any of the persons under examina
Investigation of Monsignor von Ger
lach's activities was begun In Rome
after the Italian battleships Benedetto
Brin and Leonardo De Vlncl were blown
up and one of the plotters, an Italian
named Ambrogetti, was reported to
have confessed that he was the finan
cial agent of Von Gerlach. A Berlin
dispatch last January reported his ar
rival in Lugano, Switzerland, after
having been forced to leave Rome.
WOMEN SELL MANY PAPERS
Copies of The Oregonian Bring 1
for Red. Cross.
Mrs. Ruth Paxton. 387 College street,
and Mrs. Peggy Wood. Karl Hotel, Im
bued with the Red Cross spirit after
the open-air meeting at Sixth and Alder
streets Monday night, hurried to The
Oregonian office, obtained a bundle of
papers and sold the early edition of
The Oregonian at Brradway and Wash
ington, realizing $33.25, which was
turned over to theRed Cross commit
tee. The young women sold between
10 o'clock and midnight and several
men paid as high as $1 for The Orego
ian. The young women went after cus
tomers with a vim and only the coldest-
hearted got by without buying one.
They gave little change and little was
COMMAND NOT ANNOUNCED
Answer as to Status of American
Army Denied in Parliament.
LONDON, June 26. Joseph. King,
Liberal member for North Somerset,
asked In the House of Commons today
whether the "American soldiers now
on the western front are under the su
preme command of the French general
issimo or General Haig or the American
general." Hertry William - Forster,
Financial Secretary of War, replied:
"The American Government will
doubtless make suitable announcement
as to the disposal of their forces when
they consider it opportune to do so."
GERMAN- BOYS- PATRIOTIC
Irwin Borck Gives XTp.$5 00 0 Crop
Prospects to Go Into Artillery.
DAVENPORT, Wash., June 26. (Spe
cial.) Irwin Borck, a young German
farmer of Davenport, has set a patriotic
example by disposing of his personal
property for $8000 and leasing his land
and then joining the heavy artillery as
a private. His farming operations un
der ordinary conditions would have net
ted him at least $5000 this season.
A brother of young Borck is in the
aviation corps ct San Francisco. Their
father was born in Germany.
MONTANA SOLDIER KILLED
Shot Fired by Associate Is Declared
MISSOULA. Mont., June 26. Corporal
Clarence Shaw, B Company, Second
Montana National . Guard, was shot
through the heart and instantly killed
today by Acting Corporal Arthur Kline,
of the same company. The shooting
was accidental, reports say.
The tragedy occurred near a railroad
construction camp the men were guard
ing. Shaw enlisted at Miles City, Mont,
and L-ve his home as Pryor,, Ckla.
Kline's home is in. Denver.
BILLION LENT TO ALLIES
America Bias Advanced $550fO00,-
000 to England for War.
WASHINGTON, June 26. American
loans to the ' allies passed the billion
dollar mark today when the treasury
placed $15,000,000 to thte credit of
Great Britain and . $10,000,000 to
France's account. .
Credits to all the allies to meet their
expenditures in this country now total
$LOO&.eOO,000, of which Great Britain
has received $550,000,000 and France
RIFLE MACHINERY NEEDED
Appropriation let to Be Made for
- Making Guns for Army.
WASHINGTON. June ' 26. Special
rifle making machinery costing $9,500.
000 must be obtained at once by the
Government if the new army is to be
properly equipped for speedy service
abroad. Secretary Baker today advised
A bill to make the appropriation
probably will be introduced immediately.
Cruiser Olympia Hits
Off Rhode Island.
ONE SAILOR LOSES HIS LIFE
Vessel Is in Bad Position and
CREW ABANDONS WARSHIP
Accident to Coast Patrol Leader
Occurs in Fog During: Practice
at Shooting Fleet Is Stand
ing by Stranded Vessel.
BLOCK ISLAND, R. I., June 26.- The
United States cruiser Olympia, Admiral
Dewey's flagship at the battle of Ma
nila, ran aground in the fog off Block
Island early today.
The cruiser was reported in a bad
position, with considerable water in her
hold. . ,
Chief Machinist's Mate William M.
Babb lost his life when he was struck
on the head by a falling hatch. No
other fatalities were reported.
Warships Standing Br.
Warships and wrecking vessels were
standing by the ship tonight.
The sea remained calm but It was re
ported that as a precautionary meas
ure a part of the crew had been taken
The Olympia put out yesterday for
target practice, and it is supposed she
struck during the thick fog, which
stretched far out from shore. -
Details of her exact position could
not be learnedi.
The Olympia was recently assigned
as the flagship of the coast patrol fleet
of the second naval district.
Danger Not Great.
Immediately after she flashed out
word of her mishap members of the
patrol fleet went to her assistance, but
it was found that the famous old war
ship was in no immediate danser of
breaking up. ;
NEWPORT. R. I.. June 26. The crew
of the cruiser Olympia, which went-on
the rocks off Block Island today, aban
doned the ship on orders and were
brought to the naval station here
Other warships are standing by
She was reported to be-badly dam
aged. WASHINGTON. June 26.--Reports to
the Navy Department tonight indicated
that while the Olympia was seriously
damaged, she was resting easily in
shoal water and is in no further
Ship Besting Easily.
The department's announcement re
garding the accident says:
"Monday afternoon U. S. S. Olympia
" (Concluded on Page 2. Column 2. )
Mrs. Charles R. Hamslcy, - SO-Xear-Old.
Beauty, of Evansville, and El-" '
wood Matlach, Arc Principals. -
CHICAGO. V June 26. (Special.)
Charles R. Hamsley. 381S Park Place,
loves his wife so much that he i going
to give her up to an affinity. He an
nounced today that he Intended to sue
for divorce immediately.
Mrs. Hamsley, who Is a student in
the School of Natural Science and a
"big sister" In the Illinois Aid Society,
standing at her husband's side, called
himi a "big, noble-hearted man." and
said she regretted causing him sorrow,
but would join, her "soulmate" as soon
as the law allowed.
' The soulmate is Elwood Matlack, a
resident of Webster' Grove, a suburb
of St. Louis. He is ' married, but his
wife, does not look at this romance as
does' Mr. .Hamsley. According to ad
Vices from St. Louis, Mrs. Matlack
ereated a scene . when, her . husband
walked into the. house on May IS in
company with Mrs. Hamsley and an
nounced that he had found his af
finity. ; - .
Then came a decision. It was reached
by Mr. ?ind Mrs. . Hamsley and Mr.
Mattock In conference,, at the Hamsley
home, and Mrs. Matlack has consented
to get a divorce.
"There Is nothing to say except that
I am both very happy and very" sorry."
said Mrs. Hamsley. "I am overjoyed
to have found Mr. Matlack. We love
each other dearly. It seems as if our
souls have been groping for each other
Mr. and Mrs. Hamsley were married
in Evansville, Ind., September 7, 1899.
Mrs. Hamsley is the daughter of Jacob
Metzgar, a wholesale dealer of Cin
cinnati. She is 39 years old and counted
Government Orders Proceeds of Lib
V erty Loan to Smaller Banks.
NEW TORK, June 26. The Federal
reserve bank here received directions
from Secretary of the Treasury today
to distribute among the banks of this
district between $80,000,000 and $100,
000.000 of Government .-money now on
deposit largely accruing from liberty
It was understood here that similar
action would be taken .in all the other
Federal reserve districts. -i.
AGED CONVICTS RETAKEN
Wanderers Nearly Freeze AVhen Out
FOLSOM, Cal., June 26. Prison
guards today found the two aged es
caped convicts,- Dick Larkin and Bill
Nye. sitting beneath a tree near White
Rock, a few miles from the prison. ...'
The wanderers, who escaped Sunday
were not sorry to see their captors ap
proaching and mads no effort to hide.
Last night they nearly froze.
"V. S. Flying Corps" Arrives. ,
LONDON. June 26. A small contin
gent of the United States Flying Corps
arrived In England yesterday wearing
civilian clothes with blue silk armlets,
bearing white letters "United States
Flying Corps." ,
LITTLE DRIVE, FROM THE OREGON
YENIZELOS REACHES CAPITAL
Entry Into War Against Teu
tons to Be Proposed.
PEOPLE Tp BE EDUCATED
New Premier-Elect Expects to Be
Able to Send Nation's - Entire -Military
- Force to : Front
Within Three Months.
LONDON. June 26. Adispatch to the
Times from Athens says French troops
yesterday entered Athens and occupied
several points in the city.
A Reuter dispatch from- Athens says
there was a demonstration in the citr
on Sunday night and that the allied
troops entered the city to assist in
maintenance of - order. -
Ex-Prcmitt'i Party Blamed.
The demonstration was organized by
a number of reservists and sailors
under the leadership of followers of
Demetrios Gounarfs. -
(M. Gounaris. ex-Greek Premier,
was one of the pro-German group
around King Constantlne. He was de
ported after the abdication of Con
stantino.), This Is the second time since the
war that troops have been sent to
Athens. The previous instance was
Venlselos Reaches) Athens.
Soon after landing they were fired
upon by Greek troops. They -were
withdrawn after the Greek government
had acceded to the allies' demands for
PARIS, June 26. A Havas dispatch
from Athens says that ex-Premier Ven
izelos, who has been commissioned by
King Alexander to form a new Cab
inet, arrived at Athens yesterday and
will be -received by the King.'.'" '
LONDON. June 26. A dispatch to
the Times from Athena says that as
soon as . Parliament is convoked M.
Venizelos probably will propose to the
Deputies that Greece join the allies.
People to Be Educated.
He does not intend, however, to mob
ilize the nation against Its will. He
is expected, first, to undertake a great
campaign, explaining to the people
that Greece'.! Interests are bound up
In "the entente' cause. '
If his mission is successful, he will
be able in about three months to put
the entire forces of Greece Into the bal
ance. A Reuter dispatch from Athens says
it "is stated on -good authority that M.
(Concluded on Pas 6, Column 3.)
Husband, of Whom Accounting for
$130,000 Was Demanded, Is
Now Captain of Engineers.
SPOKANE, Wash., June 2S. (Spe
cial.) The divorce action of Mrs. Sarah
H. Smith Wilbur, millionaire mlneown
er, against Ralston T- Wilbur, pending
In the local Superior Court, will be
dismissed and the pair -will be recon
ciled tdteachother, according to Infos
matlon from an authoritative source
today. . .
Mrs. Wilbur declined to - make any
statement in tne matter, but -did not
deny the report of a reconciliation.
Bringing- of the divorce action by
Mrs. Wilbur followed less than a year
of married life. She asked for .an ac
counting with her husband, -who she
declared, had received more than $130,
000 from fcer for investments. ". - (
After the suit was filed Mr. Wilbur
was commissioned as a Captain In the
Engineering Department of the Offi
cers' Reserve Corps and ' was at the
Presidio training camp for a time.
Mrs. Wilbur, Is a heavy owner and a
director of the Hecla mine, a big pro
ducer of the Coeur d'Alene.
GUARDS FIND DYNAMITE
Discovery of Explosive Near Soldiers'
Camp Starts Investigation.
ST. PAUL. June 26. An investigation
into the circumstances surrounding the
finding of 90 sticks of dynamite near
the camp of the First Minnesota Infan
try at Fort Snelling Sunday night by
guards was ordered late today by
Brigadier-General William II. Sage.
The explosive was found by two
guards after they had challenged a
man who was crawling on his hands'
and knees through the weeds and he
had fled. The guards declared that
the man. was wearing an olive drab
SPECIAL COURSES OFFERED
Navy Department to Train Medical
Men for Specialized Duty.
WASHINGTON. June' 26.. InKtltiiMnn
or courses of instruction for members
of the - Medical Corps of the Navy to
equip them for work alonz- n.riai
lines, in leading medical schools of
New Xorlt. Chicago and San Francisco
was announced today by the Navy De
partment. Von Tlrpltz Is 111. '
GENEVA, June 26. Admiral Freder
ick von Tlrpltz, German ex-Minister of
Marine, has arrived at St. Blaise, in
the Black Forest. He is suffering seri
ously from diabetes.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Mailmum temperature,- T7
degree; minimum, 51 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; northwesterly winds.
Bx-Chamberlaln to Pope guilty of espion
age. Page 1.
Russian Ambassador asks patience toward
his count ry. P a ge 3.
Recaptured French lands planted to crops.
British draw net tight about Lena Page 1.
Athena again occupied by French troop a
Senate sub-committee puts bone dry Nation
up to President. Page 1.
Cruiser Olympia. Dewey's historic flagship.
Is wrecked. Page 1.
Recruiting for regular Army la slow. Page 2.
Husband gives wife he loves to affinity.
Three more crafts strike at ' Butte" mines.
Page 4- N
Girl who killed 'wife of affinity questioned
by Federal . agent. Page ft. ...
Daughter of late O rover Cleveland --to wed.
Student officers learn Army law. Page 2.
. ' Sport,
Pacific Coast League results Portland 1.
Vernon 2; Salt Lake 3. Oakland 1! ; Los
Angeles 6. San Francisco 3. Page 14.
"Joe Acton, famous wrestler of early days,
dies In Portland of paralysis. Page 14.
Russel, Smith eliminated In golf tourney.
.Page 14. .
J.R Owens, of Wenatchee, "Wash.,, wins
Smalls cup at Pacific Northwest shoot.
Page 15. s
Clinton Prough, of Oaks, la leading Coast
pitcher. Page 14.
Mltchle and Bronson will battle for honors
. at Vancouver July 4. Page 15.
r - , Pacific Northwest.
Wealthy Spokane couple reconciled. Page 1.
Supreme Court upholds Bean-Barrett bill
. to Issue .bonds matching Federal road
money. Page 6.
Total of 2000 men start work on cantonment
buildings at' American Lake post. Page 5.
exemption boards for Washington named.
Page 3. '
Commercial and Marine.
Grain markets unsettled by prevailing food
.--legislation. Fage lu.
Beginning of Kansas harvest weakens wheat
at Chicago. Page 19.
Railway stocks strong in Wall street market.
Crew Insurance law effective. Page 16.
Fire damage to schooner Margaret is $23,
000 to $30,0OO. Pago 16.
Portland and Vicinity.
Oregon's contributions to Red Cross pass
l.O0O,0OO. Page 8.
Evidence all Submitted In Chinese murder
case. Page 8. .
Thomas Gavin awarded first Campbell hero
medal. , iPage 9.
Dr. David Starr Jordan will address X. E.
A. Page 'JO. - . . m
Spanish-American War' Veterans to partici
pate July 4. Page 20. ' .
Weather report, data and forecast. Page 19.
Highway Commission meets today to allot
moneys for highway Improvement.
Entire block leased for manufacturing In-
dustry. Page 13, . .
C. L- Amsbury. employe of Employers As
sociation, dies or wounds after night re
volver duel. Page 13. .
Americans needed to crush Germany.
Fage 13. .
Pioneers to come to Portland. Page 7.
Belated gifts push Portland's Red Cross
contribution to Tiuv,vw. - i'Mge H.
CANADIANS CAPTURE YILLAGE
Great Craters Dug by Germans
Are Discovered in Roads.
HOUSES ARE BLOWN UP
French Capture Entire First Line
of Trenches by Surprise Rush
and Take 3Iore Than 300,
f-4 Says War Office.
Br THE ASSOCIATED TRESS.
BRITISH HEADQUARTERS I K
FRANCE. June 26. The British are
closing In about Lens. After the cap
ture on Sunday of fosse 3 and enemy
trenches west from the hill and from,
the lines immediately south of tha
Souchez River, several new positions .
have been occupied in this region near
er Lena. Patrols are advancing: across
the plains in an easterly direction.
Ltns Being; Encircled.
Thus the great raining: center Is being-
slowly encircled. For weeks Lens
has not been exploited economically by
the Germans- and now is directly men
aced by the military.
CANADIAN ARMY HEADQUAR
TERS IN FRANCE, June 2S Canadian'
troops entered the village of La Cou
lette this morning. The Germans hav
withdrawn in this neighborhood rron
a line about one and three-quartera
The German retirement ceased last
night. Patrols sent out opposite Marl
court and to the south found the ene
my's front line strongly held. The Ger
mans have made - huge craters in all
crossroads in Avion and leading to
wards Lens. These craters did not ex.
1st 48 hours.
. Advmnce Coats ant Little.
In their general advance on Lena
the Canadians have occupied the strong
est outpost In the defense of that place
and have pushed their troops toward
La Coulette. The Increasing pressure on
the enemy in the Souchez Valley dur
ing the - last few weeks has brought
signal success to the British arms with
relatively slight loss.
Several days ago the Germans were .
known to be destroying houses In the
western part of Lens with the object "
of giving a wider area of fire for their
guns. That may indicate the Intention
of clinging to the. eastern side of the
city and prolonging the struggle by
PARIS; June 26. The French made 8, '
surprise attack northwest of Hurtebise
last night, after brief artillery prepara
tion. Tha War Office announces the
capture of the entire first line German
trenches which were held against des
perate counter-attacks. More than 500,
prisoners were taken.
LONDON. June 26. "There was a.
successful local operation last night
northwest of Fontaln-les-Croisilles, re
sulting In the capture of a number of
German prisoners," says today's official
statement. "A hostile raiding party
was repulsed In the night west of La
BERLIN, via London, June 26. The
French troops which penetrated the .
German lines northwest of - Hurtebise
on the Aisne front. were subjected to
a counter-attack ami ejected from tha
greater part of the positions they had
occupied, army headquarters announced
Great quantities of ammunition are
being expended in artillery fire alon?
the front held by Crown Prince Rup
precht (the British front in Belgium
and Northern France), the statement -declares.
SLEUTHS TO GUARD COURT
Prosecutor of Emma Goldman 19
Threatened With Death.
- . -
NEW TORK. June 26. Six Depart
ment of Justice agents were assigned
tonight to-guard Federal Judge Mayer
at the trial, beginning here tomorrow.
of Emma Goldman .and -Alexander
Berkman, anarchists, arrested here re
cently, charged with attempting to de-
feat the selective draft law.
It was announced that Harold A.
Content, the-Federal Assistant .District '.
Attorney, who will try the case, had
been threatened with death In letters
RABIES ATTACK IS FEARED
Wagontlre Rancher, Bitten by Wild
cat, to. Receive Treatment.
BEND, Or., June 26. (Special.) A.
T. Donovan.' of Wagontire, left last'
night for Portland t4). obtain the Pas
teur treatment for rabies, which he'
fears he .may ' be subject to as the re
sult of the bite Of a wildcat.
Mr. Donovan was attacked by the
animal as he was leading a team of
horses across one of his fields. He was
able to kill the beast and has taken the
head with him for examination.