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VOL.. L.VII- NO. 17,666.
PORTLAND, OREGON. FRIDAY. JULY C, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
END OF PROHIBITION
FIGHT IS IN SIGHT
ARMY DRAFT TAKEN
PUT Oil DEFENSIVE
DIVERTING OF NEWS
TEACHERS ASK FOR
RISE 111 SALARIES
Higher Living Cost Is
Used as Argument.
GEORGE IV. MORTON, DALLAS,
HAS WOUND IN HEAD.
DATE OF DRAWING NOT YET AN
NOUNCED BY OFFICIALS.
SECRETARY OF WAR REVOKES
Senate Agrees to Take
Up Section Today.
LIMIT TO BE PUT ON DEBATE
Administration Compromise Is
Favored in Test Poll.
BUYING POWER EXTENDED
determined Effort to Be Made to
""' Assure Government of Authority
to Regulate Coal Price East
. . St. Xouls Riots Taken Up.
" "TVASHrNGTON, July 5. "With a re
tort to the cloture rule threatened, the
Senate by unanimous consent late to
day agreed to begin consideration of
the prohibition section and. of any
amendments or substitutes of the food
bill at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon,
with debate limited.
Final disposition of the prohibition
? Issue before adjournment tomorrow
night and passage of the bill next
i Vreek is deemed assured.
Senator Chamberlain, in charge, of
the measure, announced, that Saturday
.he would seek another unanimous con
cent agreement for a final vote not
later than Wednesday or Thursday and
believed it would be obtained without
using the cloture motion. Forty-two
j Senators have signed the cloture meas-
lire, which required only 15 signatures.
Tea Minutes to Be Time Limit
When the .prohibition question' Is
taken up tomorrow each speaker will
be limited to 10 minutes upon the Gore
prohibition amendment, prohibiting
manufacture of distilled beverages dur
ing the war and giving to the Presi
dent authority to suspend manufacture
f malt, fermented or vinous intoxi
cants and .to limit their alcoholic con
tents. Upon . amendments and substi
tutes for the Gore plan, each Senator's
debate will be limited to five minutes.
'All the formal steps for a decisive
and spirited struggle on prohibition
- have been taken.
Senator Robinson introduced the so
called Administration compromise, sub
stituted today for the Gore plan, pro
viding only that distillation of food
stuffs for intoxicating beverages shall
Majority Favor Compromise.
.Private polls of the Senate, leaders
of both factions admitted privately to
night, indicate a large majority for the
After agreeing to proceed with the
liquor fight tomorrow the Senate Jite
today adopted Senator Kenyon'a amend
ment to a section of the bill greatly ex
tending the Government's power to
purchase and sell supplies to secure
Under the amendment, in addition to
foods, feed and fuel, the Government
would be authorized to buy and sell,
at minimum prices fixed by the Fed
eral authorities, all other "necessaries"
named in the bill.
Coal Control Advocated.
A determined effort will be made to
broaden it so as to Insure that the
Government will have power to regu
late coal prices and to take over and
operate coal mines.
Senator Fomerene, of Ohio, made a
lengthy speech today on the coal situ
ation, reciting alleged exorbitant coal
prices and necessity for Government
Prohibition also came in for some
attention. Senator Thomas, of Colo
rado, advocated National prohibition,
when "fairly and squarely presented."
but announced opposition to the pro
posal for immediate "bone dry" prohi
bition because both of effect on public
sentiment and from the revenue stand
point. Senator Sherman, of Illinois, who has
1 not been regarded as an ardent prohi
bition advocate, announced that here
after he is a "bone dry" Senator, "be
cause of saloon influence In the East
tit. Louis race riots."
East St. Louis Scored.
Senator Thomas brought up the race
riots in East St. Louis as an indica
tion of social unrest which is mani
fested In various parts of the country
at times. He declared that one-tenth
of the population of this country is
black and. said their loyalty in the
present crisis is essential.
"Can they fight for the flag and give
their whole devotion to the cause If
their friends and relatives can at any
time be subject to murder?" he asked.
Senator Sherman declared the disor
ders in East St. Louis were due to the
"It's the worst saloon town in Amer
ica," he said, adding that the saloons
openly disregarded the laws and for
years the town had been an oasis to the
people) of St. Louis, Mo., who came
across the bridge on Sundays to get
"I have no apology for East St. Louis
or for my state or for any other state
which allows such conditions to exist,
he declared. ' 'T am a bone-dry Senator
from now on."
Part of the blame. Senator Sherman
said, "was due to the presence of Indus
trial Workers of the World.".
Revolver Is Found Beside Victim
of What Is Believed to Have
Been. Accident at Camp.
George W. Morton. Sergeant In Com
pany L, of the Third Oregon Infantry,
was shot through the head and prob
ablj.' fatally wounded at Camp Clacka
mas last night.
Tlie wound is supposed to have been
accidental. However, a board of of
ficers appointed by Colonel John L.
May. commanding the regiment, will
make a full investigation this morn
ing. Soldiers nearby heard a shot in the
woods behind the rifle range at the
ClacI) amas camp at 6:30 o'clock. Some
of the men went out to investigate.
They found Sergeant Morton with a
bul'let wound through his head. .
The bullet, had entered just above
one ear and had come out, after pass
ing through the brain, near the other
ear., Sergeant Morton's service revol
ver 'was found on the ground about 25
feet from where he lay.
Major M. B. Marcellus, chief surgeon
of the Third Oregon, administered first
aid treatment. To send the Injured lad
to the post hospital at Vancouver Bar-
raclqs it was necessary to send all the,
way to Portland for an automobile am
bulance, for the Third Infantry is not
equipped with this much-needed con
veyij nee. ,
It was nearly 10 o'clock before the
ambulance . reached Vancouver Bar
racks. SeirKeant Morton is from Dallas,
where his mother lives. A brother is
also' in Company L.
WOMAN'S CAR HITS MAN
Southern Pacific Boss May Be Hurt
Fatally by Accident.
Fnank Canturas, Fourth and Stev
ens streets, was knocked down and
seriously injured at 1:30 o'clock this
morning by an automobile driven by
Mrs. 75. D. Morgan, 1189 Hawthorne
avenue. Mrs. Morgan helped the in
jured man into her machine and took
him I o the Good Samaritan Hospital.
Caiituras, who is a section foreman
for tlie Southern Pacific Railroad, was
stooping over at work at East First
and Hawthorne avenue when the auto
mobile struck him. Mrs. Morgan said
she cEid not see him. Canturas may die.
SUBMARINE THOUGHT SUNK
Officers of British Liner Tell of
Encounter June 2 6.
AN ATLANTIC PORT, July 5. Con
fidence that their gunners had added
anothier victim to the list of German
submarines sunk was expressed by the
officetrs of a British liner which
reached this port today.
Attiicked on the morning of June 26
by Uie U-boat, which suddenly ap
peared about 00 yards off, the liner's
stern, gun was fired. A column of
black smoke spurted into the air and
the "Ct-boat sank.
81 EVADERS SENTENCED
Yeaiy In Prison With Hard Labor
Penalty in 7 8 Cases.
FFuSEPORT, 111.. July 5. Seventy
eight draft evaders from Rockford.
111., w ere sentenced today to serve a
year .and a day each in the Chicago
Housn of Correction by Judge K. M.
Land U J In the Federal District Court
here. The sentences specified "hard
Two others were ordered Jailed for
30 day: and another was sentenced to
POSTAL RECEIPTS GROW
Fiscal Year Just Closed Shows
Portland's Increase $47,000.
By more than $47,000 the Portland
postofl'ice proved Its fiscal year., which
close a June 30, was a good one for
business. The receipts for the year
were $1,249,104.45, as compared to $1.-
201,26:2.22 for the previous year.
Thej increased volume of business was
hand 1j 3d with practically the same over
head expense and without the employ
ment of additional clerks. Postmaster
My era; states.
DRAFT MAY BEGIN JULY 15
Armj- WTill Conscript 47,000 Men to
Fill Lists, It Is Said.
NEJW YORK. July C At United
State i Army recruiting headquarters
here It was said today that the ranks
of tr.e Army, now about 47,000 men
belov- war strength, would be filled by
Sue h information came from Wash
lngta n. it was asserted, and it was In
dies t ed that the drafting might begin
withlin 10 days.
BELGIANS LEAVE FOR WEST
Commission Due in Butte Tonight,
Spekane Next, Portland Tuesday.
MINNEAPOLIS, July 5. The Belgian
war ; commission left for the Western
Coast shortly before noon today, after
a brjef Inspection of the Minneapolis
flour-milling district. The first stop
will 3te made at Butte, Mont., tomorrow
Th commission will visit Spokane
Saturday, and will spend Sunday In
Seattle and Tuesday In Portland.
Oratorio Opens New
AUDIENCE IS COSMOPOLITAN
Chorus, Soloists and Orches
tra Join in Harmony.
APPRECIATION IS VOICED
Music Makes Impressive Bible
Story of Elijah and His Con
test Wltli Idolatrous
Priests of Baal.
Tfever was magnificent ' venture
launched more propitiously than Port
land's new Public Auditorium ' last
night, when the first annual Music
Festival of the-Portland Music Festival
Association opened with Mendelssohn's
"Elijah," interpreted by a chorus of 250
voices,- four famed soloists and the
Portland Symphony Orchestra, under
the direction of William H. Boyer. '
They came like birds In Autumn to
a favorite oak, the people of Port
land. They flocked until the vast hall
and balconies were tiered .deep with
folk who love music and until scarce
a seat remained vacant In all that vast
concourse. And all were kin in that
gathering, perhaps the most singular
and significant assembly that the city
has ever witnessed.
Audience is Cosmopolitan.
Little matters of varying employ
ment, whether one drove a dray or
directed an industry, or whether one
made one's own peach preserves or
left it to the servants, were merged
and lost in the common affection for
true sweet . voices and the sound of
many instruments in inspiring unison.
There, among the choicest seats of
the Auditorium, were bronzed faces
that are the heritage of Italy and the
little sun-washed isles of the Mediter
ranean. The orchestra's undertone of
tuning ceased as William FV Wood
ward, president of the association.
spoke directly and with appreciation
of those who had fostered the dream
of a public Auditorium and who had
wrought to make that dream true. He
paid his tribute to Mayor Baker, to
William H. Boyer, to the chorus 'and
the soloists, and to the unselfish na
ture of th,eir services. At each pay
ment of due the audience gave long
applause. . '
' Manic Adds Majesty to Tale.
Now the story of Mendelssohn's
"Elijah." an oratorio that Is famed
around the world. Is neither more nor
less than the Bible tale that children
hear In Sunday school and that men
hold as a stay to their fortitude and
faith in the battle of life. It has not
gained in the telling, so far as the
But it has gained most marvelously
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Selection Will Be Based Entirely on
Numbers and No Names
Will Be Involved.
WASHINGTON,, July 5 Arranre-
ments for the next step toward .mob
ilization of the new National Army
the exercise of the selective draft
were taken up tonight at a conference
between Secretary Baker and Provost
Marshal General Crowder.
Mr. Baker said later he. had no an
nouncement to make as to the date of
the drawing. It has been announced
that the drawing will be held In Wash
ington, and it is expected a statement
covering the method to be followed will
be made tomorrow or next day.
Reports current today that selections
already had been made probably arose
from the fact that many boards have
numbered their registration cards and
in aorae cases probably already are
publishing the lists as required
by regulations. The last district
will have to complete this work, how
ever, before selection can begin, as the
Administration is determined to leave
no . loophole for juggling the serial
numbers.' It is for that reason that
public posting of the lists and the
filins- of 'duplicate copies with the
provost marshal general has been re
quired in advance of selection.
The care with which the numbering
of the registration cards is being car
ried out make it certain that the draw
ing will be- based entirely upon the
numbers. No names will be involved
in the actual process of selection, which
will closely approximate, it is under
stood, the Jury wheel system.
WAR. CONTRACT WON HERE
Portland Firm Gets Order for 10,
00 0,000 Sheets of Paper.
A Portland printing company yester
day got a contract to supply 10,000,000
sheets of letter paper, 25 tons, for the
Army and Navy training camps of the
The contract, which is the first of a
large number that will be signed while
the war lasts, was given by the Ore
gon-Idaho state committee of the T. M.
C. A. The price was In the neighbor
hood of $8000.
I.'B. Rhodes, state Y. M. C. A. secre
tary, expects this first supply to last
the soldiers and sailors of the North
west until February 1. "A sheet per
man per day" is the basis on .Which the
association will figure its enormous
orders. The contract was won by the
Schwab Printing Company in compe
tition with other large printing houses
on the Pacific Coast.
GERMAN INTERNED IN JAIL
Arthur" Schwandt Declared to Be
Organizer of I. W. W.
. ELLENSBURG, Wash., July E. Ar
thur Schwandt, declared to be an In
dustrial Worker of the World organ
izer and arrested here for failure to
register for military service. Is held In
Jail here as an interned German.
Schwandt admits he is a native of
Germany, officers declare, and came to
America as a stowaway, eluding immi
gration officials at Ellis Island. He
declares he is-above draft age.
WHY CONGRESS HAS FAILED TO DELIVER
Rev. C. T. Wilson Gains
THIRD CHARGE IS WITHDRAWN
Letter Advising Divorce Is
. Read as Testimony.
EASTERN MINISTER HERE
Evidence Given That Harry SlcCaln
Introduced as His Wife Wom
an Witness Believes AVas
Not His Wife.
The hearing yesterday before a spe
cial committee of Methodist Episcopal
ministers of charges preferred by Hen
ry McCain, Salem temperance worker
and Methodist, against the Rev. Clar
ence True Wilson, National executive
secretary of the Methodist Temperance
Society, developed sensational features
Dr. Wilson, the accused, turned the
tables on Mr. McCain, the accuser, early
in the hearing, which was held behind
closed doors in the Masonic Temple.
Positions Are Reversed.
When the first day of the hearing
ended last night the positions of the
two men before the ecclesiastical tribu
nal of the church.' which is sitting
practically as a grand Jury to pass on
the charges, were almost reversed. ,
Mr. McCain, and not Dr. Wilson, was
under ' investigation.
More exciting developments are ex
pected when the hearing reopens this
Mr. McCain had charged Dr. Wilson
with lying, with defamation of char
acter and with having violated the law
by obtaining railway transportation for
a friend under alleged false pretenses.
Charges Are Denied.
One of the early developments of the
session was the reading by counsel for
Dr. Wilson of a letter from E. K. Coop
er, of Chicago, chairman of the trans
portation committee of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, in which he declared
he knew the circumstances of the last
charge and that the charge was with
While this was being explained. Mr.
McCain arose and said he would with
draw the charge.
Two men very prominent in Method
Ism,' it also developed at the hearing,
have crossed the continent' from New
York to take the stand if need be in
behalf of Dr. Wilson.
One of them, the Rev. F. D. Law
yer, pastor of the Methodist Church of
Syracuse, N. Y., did take the stand. His
testimony was a bombshell.
Syracuse Pastor Testifies.
He testified that In Fort Plain, X
T.. on October 24. 1915. Mr. McCain had
Introduced to him as Mrs. McCain a
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List of 'Don-ts Regarding Stories
of Expedition In Europe Is
Given to .Press.
WASHINGTON, July 5. Secretary
Raker tonight revoked his order divert
ing to the War Department for censor
ship all press cablegrams concerning
American troops in France.
The public Information committee an
nounced that "the emergency having
passed," the War Department would
permit cable matter to go directly to
the press associations or newspapers.
The committee on public information
is issued the following note to
"The emergency having passed-, the
War Department states that press
cables from France are again permitted
to go directly to addressee without ref
erence to Washington. These precau
tions, however, must continue to be
"First Information tending directly
or indirectly to disclosure of the num
ber and identity of troops in the expe
ditionary force should not be printed.
"Second Only names of staff officers
may be used. Names of line - officers,
also reference to individuals, will not
'Third Information calculated to dis
close location of permanent base should
not be printed.
'Fourth Information designed to be
tray eventual position of American
forces on the firing line should not be
'Fifth All reference to returning
troops must be suppressed."
U-BOAT REPORTED NEAR
Hampton Roads Shipping Guarded
by Warships Vp Bay.
FORT MONROE, Va., July 5. Hamp
ton Roads got a submarine scare to
night from a report brought to the
commandant of Fort Monroe that two
Incoming vessels had sighted a peri
scope in Chesapeake Bay five miles off
Merchant vessels about to sail were
held up and the Washington and Balti
more steamers' were escorted from the
roads and part of the way up the bay
ALLIES GET $160,000,000
Adltional Loans to England and
Italy Make Total $1,203,000,000.
WASHINGTON. July E. Additional
loans of $100,000,000 to Great Britain
and $60,000,000 to Italy were made to
day. These brought the total war loans
of the United States to the allies to
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 75
degrees, minimum. 5tt degrees.
Diverting of news dispatches by War Depart
ment ends. Page 1.
Red Cross mission's secret departure - for
Russia revealed. Page 7.
Spies in America are huge problem. Page 2.
Secretary McAdoo names advisory committee
" worn out insurance system for soldiers.
Germans beaten back along 11-mile front,
with great loss. Page 3.
Nine republican official, of China executed
by monarchists. Page 6.
Japan names advisory council to examine
foreign relations. Page 3.
Anti-German move in Mexico spreads to
northern states. Page 4.
Sailing of American troops said to have
been known to German colony In Brook
lyn. Page 15.
President receives new Russian Ambassador.
Further steps taken for draft. Page 1.
End of prohibition fight Is in sight. Page 1.
President names ex-Governor G. W. P. Hunt
representative in strike field. Pan 4.
Student officers foresee many perpdexlng
Pacific Coast League results: Portland 3.
-'- .' " 1 vi uuu . oMa rriDSKO o;
Lo. Angeles 8. Oakland 7. Page 14.
Foot b. 11 stars are at military camps.
Ty Cobb hits safely in 35th consecutive
same, rags i.
Jealous Pendleton husband kills wff aad
nimseir. ragt o.
Commercial and Marine.
Wheat trade expects benefit from fixed
Government price. Page 19.
Damage reports lift wheat sharply at Chi
cago. Page 11.
Stocks of all classes are under pressure,
Two who robbed Government stores on con
verted German ship are sentenced.
F. C. Knapp Impresses on workers -need of
baste In building ships. Page ltt,
Portland aad Vicinity.
Teachers ask for increase in salaries. Page 1.
Editors will convene at Pendleton July 13-15.
Mussey's text causes discussion at School
Board meeting. Page It.
K. E. A. convention fully financed.' Page 12.
Government will help In construction of 13
.roads in Oregon. Page 15.
President Woodward expresses appreciation
of Music Festival for assistance given.
Statistics on liberty loan show woman of 102
oldest subscriber. Page 15.
Questlen of whether Multnomah will get Just
share of bridge revenues Is put up to Mr.
Holman. Page 8.
Mayor Baker plans to make Auditorium at
tract conventions and industries to city.
Music teachers of state like Auditorium.
Portland police to probe fuel situation.
Jitneys must provide bonds soon. Page 15.
Government hunts for Jokers who sent out
spurious draft numbers. Page IS.
Ruth Slehel Schweltser sues for divorce.
Sergeant George W. Morton probably fatally
wounded at Clackamas camp. Page 1.
Pastor's accuser put on defensive- Page 1.
Festival charma music lovers. Page 1.
Weather report, data and forecast, rage 19.
BOARD, SAYS MONEY LACKING
Appointment of Assistant Su
perintendent Held Up.
DR. SOMMER IS OBJECTOR
Newly-Elected School Director In
jects "Pep" Into Board Meeting,
Taking: Issue With Mr. Al
derman and Mr. Plummer.
Portland teachers, through the Grade
Teachers' Association, yesterday peti
tioned the School Board for salary in
creases, basing the request upon the
higher cost of living.
Jessie McGregor and Elsie Dennis,
the former president of the association,
backed by a delegation of teachers,
called upon the School Board yesterday
at its regular meeting and asked that
the proposed increase in salaries, to go
Into effect January 1, 1918. be made
effective September 1.-
Members of the School Board were
sympathetic, and so expressed them-
selves.- They declared, however, it was
merely a matter of raising funds to put
the increase into effect earlier than
originally Intended. The petition, was
referred to the committee on educa
Portland Scale Declared Low.
i Misses McGregor and Dennis, in
epeaking on the topic of Increased sal
aries, first of all thanked the Board
for the rise to be given next year. How
ever, they said, living conditions are
such that Increases are imperative now,
and asked that the new scale of pay
might go into effect in September, in
stead of the following January.
Portland teachers' salaries have been
the same for the past eight years, and
now Portland la almost .at. the --foot
of the list of Coast cities in the matter
of teachers rsularies. It was asserted.
The proposed increase will advance the
salaries paid grade teachers from $1000,
$1050 and $1100 to $1200 a year.
Dr. Sommer Adda "Pep.
Considerable "pep" was injected into
yesterday's meeting by Dr. E. A. Som
mer, newly elected Director, who re
turned to the board yesterday for the
first time in two years. He attacked
Superintendent Alderman and Director
Plummer all the time, and generally he
charged around like a bull in a china
shop. He raised an issue on almost
every matter brought up for settlement
and he started in early.
Three of the five members of the
board were in their chairs at 4:12. The
time for the meeting was 4 P. M. He
announced there was a quorum present
and directed that the meeting ba
The committee on educational affairs
recommended that W. R. . Rutherford.
City Superintendent of Schools at Eu
gene, be employed as third assistant to
Superintendent Alderman at a salary of
$3000 a year and that salaries of the
second assistant superintendent be
fixed at $3250. the supervisor of do
mestic science at $2000 and the super
visor of sewing at $1S00.
Rutherford Appointment Opposed.
Dr. Sommer was instantly on the Job
in opposing the appointment of Mr.
Rutherford. He said the tendency had
been to cut out supervision somewhat
and that under present conditions he
regarded It as a foolish thing for the
district to employ more officials in that
"Do you think it advisable to spend
this added money? Do you honestly
thlnk so?" he asked.
"Yes, I do." was the answer. "We
have less supervision than other cities
smaller than Portland and bofh sur
veys that have looked over the Portland
schools recommend it. I think it would
be more expensive not to employ an
added assistant, in view of the im
proved service that could be given."
Director Drake moved that the mat
ter be referred again to the committee.
There was no second.
Appointment la Held t'p.
"I think it is important to get this
man," said Director Plummer. "I would
like to see this particular item adopted
and I move that Mr. Rutherford be em
ployed." There was no second to this mo
Dr. Sommer moved to lay the subject
on the table. There was no second to
Director Drake again moved that it
be re-referred to the committee on
educational affairs and, with a sec
ond, the motion waa carried.
Another clash came with the assign
ment of principals, as recommended by
the same committee, for the coming
school year. Assignments finally
adopted made the following transfers:
G. E. Jamison from Thompson to Shat
tuck. Elmer Brown from Irvlngton to
Thompson, H. M. Barr from Buckman
to Irvington, T. J. Gary from Brooklyn
to Buckman. C. L. Strong from Glen
coe to Brooklyn, C. A. Fry from Fern
wood to Glencoe, Mrs. Ida M. Allhands
from Creston to Fernwood, Paul Y.
Eckert from Llewellyn to Creston, C. V.
Kilgore from Glenhaven to Llewellyn.
It was recommended that S. R. Wil
liams, a graduate of Ellensburg Normal
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