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VOL,. L.VII- ISO. 17,667.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SERVE JAIL TERM
DRAFT NEXT WEEK
BIG TIMBER DEAL
DR. WILSON IS HOT
GUILTY OF CHARGES
TO MEET LANSING
TO CONVENE TODAY
OPTION OF $2 5 FINE IS FIRM
JOHN DUBOIS AND D. C. ECCLES
HERE FOR TRANSACTION.
AMBASSADOR. TO MEXICO ON
HURRIED TRIP HERE.
CLASH OVER RIOTS
Labor Leader Denies
DISORDER CONSIDERED BLOT
America Cannot Do Justice to
Others and Murder Helpless
v. at Home, Says Colonel,
APOLOGY IS MADE RUSSIA
Treat as Treason to Humanity
Every Incitement to Civil
War, Advises Speaker.
' NEW YOKE, July 6. Denial by
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, that
trade unions had had any share in
the East St. Louis riots, which was
met by a vehement denunciation by
Theodore Roosevelt of the murder of
helpless negroes, precipitated a tu
multuous demonstration at a mass
meeting held in Carnegie Hall here
tonight in honor of the Russian mis
sion to the United States.-
Mr. Roosevelt was interrupted by
Mr. Gompers, who rose from his seat
and approached the ex-President.
"Why don't you accuse after an in
vestigation?" the labor leader de
manded. With these words he returned to his
seat. Roosevelt strode over to his
chair and exclaimed:
Roosevelt Strikes Gompers.
"Mr. Gompers, why don't I accuse
afterwards? 111 answer now when
murder is to be answered."
With that the Colonel brought
down on Mr. Gompers' shoulder his
open left hand, which he had raised
above his head. At this juncture
many of the men on the platform
leaped to their feet, and there was a
storm of hisses, cheers and "boos1
from all parts of the house. When
Mr. Roosevelt could make himself
heard above the din he went on:
"I will go to any extreme to bring
justice to the laboring-man, but when
there is murder I will put him down
Rejoinder Not Permitted.
When the ex-President had finished,
Mr. Gompers, evidently deeply stirred,
started to rise to make rejoinder, but
was pushed back into his seat by those
who sat near him, while Mayor
Mitchel, who presided, pounded vigor
ously with his gavel in an effort to
restore order. Several minutes
elapsed before it was possible to in
troduce Boris Bakhmetieff, the RuS'
sian Ambassador, and continue the
meeting. As the excitement subsided
Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Gompers found
themselves sitting side by side.
Employers Are Blamed.
It was at the close of an address by
Mr. Gompers that the Colonel was
recognized by Mayor Mitchel. Mr.
Gompers had declared that many la
boring men are in much the same
position as Russians under the old
regime, read a telegram he said he
had received tonight from the presi
dent of the Federation of Labor of
Illinois. This message purported to
explain the origin of the East St.
Louis riots. It asserted that instead
of labor unions being responsible for
them, they resulted from employers
enticing negroes from the South to
the city to "break the back of labor."
"There should be no apology for
the infamous brutalities committed on
the colored people of East St. Louis,'
declared Mr. Roosevelt in beginning
his vigorous denunciation of the riots.
"Justice is not a mere phrase. It has
to be translated into action. How can
we praise Russia for doing justice to
all people when we must apologize for
doing murder to the helpless?
Telegram Not Credited.
"In the past we have listened to the
came excuse from those in authority
in old Russia for the fearful pogroms
on the Jews. I will do anything for
the laboring man except that which
is wrong, and that I won't do for him
cr for anyone else. I care not a snap
of my finger for a telegram from the
head of the labor unions of Illinois.
Let there be the fullest investigation
into these murders." - -
It was at this point that the inter
ruption came from Mr. Gompers. Mr.
Roosevelt already had departed a lit-
.(Concluded on Page 8, Column 1.)
Court Begs PIcketers to Keep Away
From White House and Not
"WASHINGTON. July 6. Eleven of
the 13 suffragists arrested at tbeir
Fourth of July demonstration in front
f the White House were tried today
and riven the alternative of a 2S fine
or three days in Jail. They chose to
serve the three days.
Police Judge Mullowny showed great
reluctance to sentence the women to
Jail. He pleaded vainly that they ac
cept $25 fines each and offered to ad
vance them the money.
'I don't ask you to stop marching
entirely," he said, "I only ask you to
keep away from the White House. Tou
know the times are abnormal. We are
t war and you should not bother the
The police Judge who tried them of
fered to take their personal bonds on
promise to stay away from the White
House, but they refused and were taken
to Jail. The suffragists are: Gladys H.
Griner, Margaret F. Whlttemore, Vlda
Milholland. Mrs. Helena. Hill Weed.
ris K. Calderhead. Mrs. Frances B.
Green, Elisabeth Stuyvesant. Mrs. Lu
cille Shields, Joy Young, Lucy Burns
and Dora Lewis.
The women will be released from Jail
Sunday morning. Friends tonight sent
them flowers and baskets of fruit and
dainties to ease the rigors of impris
onment. GENERAL SCOTT AT JASSY
American Mission Hears Needs of
JASST, Eoumanla, July V. Major-
General Hugh L. Scott. Chief of the
Staff of the United States Army, with
other military members of the Ameri
can mission to Russia, has arrived here
from the Russian front. The Ameri
cans were welcomed formally at the
House of Parliament, where addresses
of welcome were delivered by Premier
Bratiago and other ministers.
In reply. General Scott said he bad
received from the Roumanian ministers
and the Roumanian General Staff a
report concerning the needs of the Rou
manlan army, and that his mission
would use all possible energy in order
to ace that these needs were satisfied.
STREETCAR STRIKE OVER
Union Gains Contentions at Bloom.
ington After Night of Riots.
BLOOM1NGTON. 111.. July 6. With
several companies of National Guards
men patrolling the streets, this city
was quiet today, after a night of rlot-
ng by streetcar strike sympathizers.
During the disturbances many street
cars were burned and several persons
The strike of streetcar men. which
today assumed -such threatening pro
portions as to necessitate the presence
of state troops, was settled late this
afternoon. The demands of the union
were substantially granted and a com
mittee appointed to adjust any out
STORK STOPS OUTSIDE ZOO
Japanese Deer Escapes to Brush to
Rear Her Brood.
Apparently not satisfied with the fa
cilities offered? by the city for rearing
young at the Washington Park zoo,
Japanese deer has escaped from the zoo
paddock and gone into the brush In the
upper end of the pvk to rear her baby.
For several days efforts have been
made to catch the formerly tame moth
er and to find the hiding place of her
baby or babies, but without success.
Zoo officials also are at a loss to know
how she escaped from the zoo. She has
been seen several times since her es- J
cape, wandering aDout tne para.
PINNACLE IS WEDDING SITE
Denver Girl Married to Oregon Man
on Baker Mountain.
BAKER. Or., July 6. (Special.) On
a point 7000 feet high, overlooking Pine
Valley on one side and Eagle valley on
the other, Kenneth Chute, of North
Powder, son of John Chute, and1 Miss
Bessie May Blevins. of Denver, Colo,
were married by a Justice of the Peace
with a few witnesses.
The party climbed, to the highest peak
in the vicinity and the ceremony was
brief. A wedding dinner followed In
Cornucopia, the home of the bride
groom. Mr. and Mrs. Chute will reside
MONEY LENT TO FRANCE
American Credits to Allies Now To
WASHINGTON, July 6. Additional
war loan of $100,000,000 was made to
France today, bringing the total of
credits to that country to J310.000.000,
and the grand total of American loans
to the allies to $1,303,000,000.
STILL IS FOUND ON PEAK
Picnic Party Finds Whisky on Top
of Lewis Mountain.
WALLA WALLA. Wash- July 6. Pic
nickers who spent the Fourth on Lewis
Peak, near Dixie, found., a. little whisky
in a barrel and other evidences of a
It had not been used for some time.
Method Is Still Secret
SINGLE WHEEL TO BE USED
Same Numbers May Apply to
TOTAL OF DRAFT UNCERTAIN
Rough Estimate Allows for at Least
50 Per Cent of Exemptions.
Men. May Be Drawn to
Fill Regular Army.
"WASHINGTON, July 6. Selection day
for the new National Army Is approach
ing rapidly as the local exemption
boards in the various states complete
their organization. Indications are that
the drawing will be held next week.
but no official statement has been
made as to the "War Department's
Administration officials still maintain
strict silence as to the method to be
followed. It is understood, however.
that it Is proposed to place in a single
jury wheel in Washington one com
plete set of numbers. When a number
is taken from the wheel the man In
each exemption district whose card 1
bears that serial number will be
SO.OOO to Be Drawn at Time.
Thus, as each number is drawn, ap
proximately 30,000 men will be drafted.
or one in each exemption district. If
1,200,000 men are to be called before
the exemption bdards in the first selec
tion, which seems highly probable, only
40 numbers would be needed to be
There are numerous complications
which must arise, however, and the
method of solving them can be known
only when the Administration makes
known its plans In detail. For in
stance, the number of registered indi
viduals in each district who are liable
for military service will certainly not
be- the same. Aliens are registered but
not liable for duty.
President Considers Details.
Provision must be made also .to bal
ance so far as possible the chances of
military duty between the men in each
district, so that disqualification of a
large number in any particular district
for any reason will not put upon those
not disqualified additional likelihood
of being sent to the front.
Various ways of making the draft as
fair as possible have been suggested.
The matter has had President Wilson's
personal consideration, in line with his
pledge that the method employed would
be Just in every respect.
Extra Names to Be Drawn.
While the first contingent of the new
Army, under the bill, is limited to
500.000 men, an additional 125,000 or
(Concluded on Pag R, rolumn 5.)
1 THEYVE GOT
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Signatures Expected to Be Affixed
I ' Today for Transfer of Iand
Valued at $4,000,000.
In all probability the $4,000,000 tim
ber land deal that has been under way
for several months "between the Dubois
Lumber Company and the Oregon
American Lumber Company will be
finally concluded In Portland either to
day or Monday.
John Dubois, head of the company
which is selling the 27.000-acre hold
ings In Clatsop. Columbia. Tillamook
and Washington counties, arrived fn
Portland yesterday from Atlantic City,
N. J., and last night David C. Eccles,
of Salt Lake, head of the company
making the purchase, arrived. '
Charles T. Early, manager of the
Oregon American Lumber Company, re
cently notified J. K. Gamble, secretary
of the Dubois Lumber Company, that
Mr. Eccles had decided to close the
option by purchase and that the money
to conclude the deal was ready to be
Since that official notification, the
final termination of the transaction
has awaited only the arrival of Mr.
Dubois and Mr. Eccles and their signa
tures to the papers which have already
It is understood that the principals
In the transaction hope to conclude the
deal and pass the deeds to the property
today, but in any event it will be fin
ished not later than Monday.
"FIRST LADY" IS WORKER
Pajamas and Other Luxuries Go to
Allies' Red Cross Organizations.
WASHINGTON. July 6 Four dozen
suits of pajamas and an equal num
ber of sheets and pillow cases, made
by Mrs. Woodrow Wilson and Miss
Helen Woodrow Bones and donated to
the Red Cross, have been divided equal
ly among Red Cross organizations of
England, France, Italy and Canada.
Mrs. Thomas R. Marshall has organ
ized weekly Red Cross sewing meet
ings of Senators' wives and Mrs. Frank.
lin K. Lane has organized women of
the Interior Department for similar
GUARDING OF GRAIN ASKED
H. ' C. Hoover Requests Stockades
About Storage Reservoirs..
CHICAGO, July 6. A request that
stockades be built around all elevators
in grain-growing districts as protection
against enemy plots was contained in
a letter from Herbert C. Hoover, Fed
eral Food Administrator, received by
John J. Griffin, president of the Chi
cago Board of Trade, today.
complete: iv. i:. a. pro
gramme. The Oregonian tomorrow will
print the complete detailed pro
gramme for the National Educa
tion Association. This will In
clude the general meetings and
the numerous sectional meetings
that will be held in Portland this
week. The programme has been
revised throughout by Durand W.
Springer, secretary of the N. E. A.
ARE NOT WHAT THEY SEEM THESE DAYS.
Committee of 9 Unani
mous for Acquittal.
ACCUSER STALKS FROM ROOM
Harry McCain Asserts Presid
ing Officer Not Fair.
TRIBUNAL'S VIEWS DIFFER
Ministers Who Hear Case Adopt Res
olution Commending Dr. Young
son for Impartiality Integ
rity of Accused Is Proved.
By unanimous vote of nine ministers
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the
Rev. Clarence True Wilson was found
not guilty yesterday of each and every
charge, including allegations of lying.
defamation of character and violation
of law, brought against him by Harry
McCain, of Salem, for investigation by
the . ecclesiastical tribunal of the
The acquittal followed the dramatic
withdrawal of Mr. McCain from the
"Steam Roller' Tactics Charred.
In withdrawing Mr. McCain made the
assertion that the Rev. William Wal
lace Toungson, district superintendent,
who presided at the nearlng, was not
fair in his rulings and was using
"steam roller" methods.
He followed this statement by pick
ing up his papers and walking from
the room in the Masonic Temple where
the Investigation was being held.
The nine ministers composing the
tribunal took a very different view
than Mr. McCain of the fairness of Dr.
Youngson's rulings, as they demon
strated by bringing in a. resolution in
which they commended his fairness and
impartiality as presiding officer.
Committee Expresses Confidence.
"The committee of nine of investi
gation In the case of McCain vs. Wil
son, read this resolution, "place. them
selves, unanimously on record as con
sidering, the rulings of District Super
intendent William Wallace Toungson
as chairman, presiding at said Investi
gation, as fair and impartal to all par
"Further, the committee express
their unshaken confidence, collectively
and individually, in the Integrity of
Dr. Ciarence True Wilson, and author
ize the secretary. Rev. C. C. Rarlck,
to communicate tne tacts to the press
and to the Temperance Society of the
Methodist Episcopal Church."
Dr. Wilson Temperance Worker.
Dr. Wilson, who formerly was pas
tor of Grace and of Centenary Metho
dist Episcopal Churches in . Portland.
for some years past has been National
executive secretary of the Temperance
(Concluded on Page 16. Column l.
Washington Officials Frofess Igno-1
ranee of Nature of Mission
Wliich Brings Diplomat Home.
WASHINGTON. July 6. Enough Im
portance was attached to the mission of
Henry P. Fletcher, Ambassador to Mex
ico, to arrange for a conference today
with Secretary Lansing on. board the
train which Is carrying the Secretary to
Henderson Harbor, N. Y., for a three
State Department officials have pro
fessed Ignorance as to the nature of the
mission of Ambassador Fletcher. He
requested permission to come to Wash
ington three weeks ago and left as
soon as authorized.
Ambassador wished to explain to the
Secretary the extent to which German
activities have been carried on in Mex
ico. Reports that Mexico would enter I
the war as an ally of the entente pow
ers is not regarded by most officials
here as probable. They also believe it
improbable that Mexico will become
active in her support of Germany.
PHILADELPHIA. July 6. Secretary
Lansing and Ambassador Fletcher met
at a railroad station in this city and
held their conference while en route to
New York. The Ambassador came here
on a train from the West.
ONE KILLED IN FOOD RIOTh
Munitions Workers and Strikers Are!
Fired On by Soldiers.
AMSTERDAM, July 6. Workers from
government munitions works at Hem-
berg, a short distance from Amster
dam, and soldiers clashed last night in
continuation of the food riots, ac
cording to the Handelsblad. The mu-
itions workers were Joined by strikers
and were fired on repeatedly by the
One man was killed and 11 wounded.
WASHOUT IMPERILS CANAL
Volunteers Called to Repair Leak
Between Boise and Barber.
BOISE, Idaho, July 6. An appeal was
ent broadcast throughout the Boise
Valley tonight by the United States I
reclamation officials asking for 100 I
volunteers to be on hand Saturday to
help fix a washout In the $1,300,000
New York Canal, midway between
Boise and Barber, which occurred early
Epidemic Takes Eight More.
BENTON, Mo.. July 6. Eight more
deaths have resulted in the southern
part of Scott County from enterocolitis.
the disease which has killed more than
100 persons In Southeast Missouri.
Seven of the deaths are in Sickeston
and one in Crowder.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 75
degrees; minimum, oo aegreca.
Hollweg's speech to Reichstag; expected to
form basis for peace negotiations. Fage
Artillery firing renewed on eastern front.
Seizing of German spies la begun. Page 2.
French withstand, heavy attack at Chemln
Ambassador Fletcher rushes home to confer
with Secretary Lansing, rage i.
Mall censorship proposed to ' hamper spies.
Bone dry" clause in food hill Is beaten, but
Senate may forbid consumption or dis
tilled spirits. Page 14.
Suffragists go to Jell for three days. Page 1.
National draft is expected next week. Page 1.
Lord Northcllffe describes activities of Ger
man spies. Page 12.
Spanish Senators demand autonomy for
provinces, rage o.
Fifty thousand troops are moving on Pekln.
and battle is in progress, rage .
Butte unions may merge. Page 8.
Few Jerome miners strike at I. W. W.
order. , Page o.
Mrs. Matlack determined to punish bus-
band's "soul mate. page 14.
Roosevelt and Gompers clash over EU Louis
riots. Page 1.
Portland piny era are weak at hat. Page 15.
Pacific Coast League results: Portland 7,
Salt Lake o: vernon a. mq rrancisco a;
Los Angeles 9. Oakland 8. Page 15.
Ty Cobb's streak of hitting safely in con
secutive games enus.
Six persona Injured In auto accident at
Canyonville. Page .
Oregon Industry threatened by X. TV. W.
invasion. Page Jtt.
Astoria court holds fishing law -void. Page .
Commercial and Marine.
Inaulry from East for Oregon hops Is re
sumed. Page 10.
Wheat higher at Chicago on crop damage
reports, page J.
Short covering leads to advance In stocks.
Collector Burke will make example of fistr-
erman who moor to nuoya. rage in.
Portland and Vicinity.
Home economics instructors open conference.
Page 7. v
Son of Dr. J. Whitcomb Brougher to preach
in White -Temple July is. Page 11.
Edward G. Andrews forgiven by wife and
trial is stopped. Page 7.
Portland ready to welcome convention vis
itors. Page o.
$4,000,000 timber deal may be concluded
tiere ioay. x-jb x.
Nations teachers convene in Portland today.
programme for entertainment of Belgian
mission is announced. rage 15.
Justice McCamant briefs objections to
Muzxey's American History. aga o.
Draft drawing rumor trail leads out of Port-
Ell Flagg Young, prominent figure In edu
cational world, is in rorxiana. rage 0.
r,r- Clarence True Wilson held not guilty of
charges preferred by Harry 11 cC lain.
Judges Gantenbeln and Davis at training
camp not to resign, rage u.
rT- r. R. Van Hlse. president of University
of Wisconsin, says food conservation is
big problem. Page 12.
Second concert of Music Festival makes hit.
Weather report, data a&d oiccaatt Fax 19,
Incoming Trains Bear
Throng of Educators.
COUNCIL WILL MEET FIRST
Opportunities of Schools in
War Will Be Considered.
SERMONS TO BE TOPICAL
Question of Banishing Instruction
in German From Schools "Will
Be Considered by Committee
Bcforo Session Closes.
GEXERAL FKATl'RES OF COX
3 P. M. Convention opens with
annual meeting of National Coun
cil of Education at Hotel Multno
mah. Topic, "The Obligations and
Opportunities of the Schools Dur
ing the War." Open discussion.
8 P. M. General programme.
National Council. Partial pro
gramme: "Agricultural Prepared
ness and Food Conservation,"
Arthur H. Chamberlain, secretary
California Council of Education:
"Waste of Food From the Pro
ducer to the Household," J. A.
Bexell, dean school of commerce,
Oregon Agricultural College;
"Thrift, a Patriotic Necessity." S.
W. Strauss. New York City.
6 P. M. Ella Flagg Young re
ceptlon, Multnomah Hotel, by Or
egon Civic League.
"Educational Sunday" Special
services in - Portland churches.
Special musical service, 3 P. M.,
Public Auditorium, with ad
dresses by William - M. Ladd.
President "Aley, of the asso
ciation, and Right Rev. Walter
T. Sumner, bishop- of Oregon.
Music by Festival Chorus and
Varying-numbers of years ago cer-"
tain small girl3 and boys, seated at
more or less whittled desks In widely
I scattered parts of America and else
where, were watching with round eyes
thB process of teacher chalking the
board marks of merit.
Today ajid for the next two or three
that follow the grown-ups of those
8chooltlme embryos, principals and
professors, learned men and women -
from all the land, educators of note In
ths country and in the lands that are
beyond, are arriving at Portland, the
as delegates to the Na- '
tional Education Association Conven-,
tion, the eclipsing event in American
Convention Opens Today.
The convention opens today, alert
and ready to hew and orate and dis
cuss Its way through a programme
that lasts until July 14 and which Is a
labyrinth to the layman. Although
delegates already are here in number.
the real recruits of the great assem
bly are to arrive today and tonight,
and on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
Preliminary to the regular sessions
of the convention, as always, come the
greetings of the National Council of
Kducation. of which William B. Owen.
principal of Chicago Normal College, is
president, and whose roster Is the roll
of high educational standing.
School Opportunities to De Discussed.
The National Council will hold Its
first meeting in the ballroom of the
Hotel Multnomah at 2 o'clock today,
confronting the general topic, "The
Obligations and Opportunities of the
Schools During the War." It Is this
topic In various guises, say those who
are familiar with the prophecies, that
will recur most often la the discus
sions of the convention. At the Na
tional Council assembly It will be dis
cussed In open meeting by the mem
bers. At 8 o'clock tonight the National
Council will resume Its session and
several speakers of wide note will be
heard on ramifications of the parent
topic The evening programme is as
Topic. "Agricultural Preparedness and
Pood Conservation A. Study In Thrift Intro
duction," Arthur H. Chamberlain, secretary
California Council of Education. San Fran
cisco, chairman committee on thrift educa
tion. "Possibilities of Increased Food Produc
tion." R. H. Wilson, State Superintendent of
Public Instruction. Oklahoma City. Okla.
. Food Problem Considered.
"The Relation of the City School to the
Arrlcultural Problem." John IX Shoop. Su
perintendent of Schools. Chicago. 111.
"Waate of Food From the Producer to th.
Household." J. A. Bexell. dean school of
commerce, Oregon Agricultural College. Cor-
- I vallts. Or.
Patrlotle Extravagance or Thrift
Which?" Kate Devereaux Blake, principal
Public School No. 6. New York. N. V.
Food Storage and Preservation." Henry
R. Daniel, secretary American Society for
Thrift. Chicago, 111.
-Adaptation of Courses In Domestic Econ
omy and Industrial Arts to Meet Existing
Demands." C H. Dempsey, Superintendent
of Schools. Haverhill, Mas.; Mllo H. Stew
. jlCuucIuuuU uu Paso 4. Coiuiuu 2.)