Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 09, 1917, Image 1

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    VOL. 1WII-NO. 17,668.
Von Hindenburg in Berlin,
Says Statement.
Candid Discussion of Parlia
mentary Reforms Leading
to Realignment of Parties.
Social Democrats Want Holl
weg to Enter Negotiations
on Basis of Status Quo.
BERLIN, July 7, via London, July
8. Unless all present indications fail
in the course of the next few days,
the German empire is on the eve of a
momentous, if not historical, parlia
mentary upheaval.
Developments in the last 48 hours
point to a significant realignment of
various factions in favor of sweeping
electoral and parliamentary reforms.
Kaiser Calls War Council.
Following hard upon the heels of
the mass of plain-spoken editorial
comment, based on the hair-trigger
tension in the relations between the
Reichstag and the government, comes
the officials news that Field Marshal
von Hindenburg and General von
Ludendorff, his chief of staff, have
arrived in Berlin for a conference
with the Emperor.
The Tageblatt names Mathias Erz-
berger, a leader of the Clerical center,
as the man who took the lid off the
seething political kettle and paved the
way for the discussion which resulted
in a common meeting ground for all
but the Pan-German faction in Fri
day's session of the main committee.
Candor Is Remarkable.
Herr Erzberger's discussion of the
internal situation is said to have been
remarkable for its lucidity and candor.
It was augmented effectively by the
utterances of Social Democrats, who
related the impressions they had
gathered at the recent Stockholm con
ference and in neutral countries.
Their deduction was that affairs in
Germany must be subjected forthwith
to a thorough overhauling for the
good of the German people and the
German empire. The majority fac
tion of the Social Democrats also is
convinced that the government must
make a positive declaration that it is
opposed to all policies of annexation,
either in the east or west.
Internal Reforms Discussed.
While all the criticisms of main
committees are looked upon as con
fidential, the Tageblatt reveals enough
of Friday's proceedings to warrant
the conclusion that the discussion
covered the entire range of internal
political reforms.
The Tageblatt observes "that the
progress of developments is irre
sistible for right, reason and necessity
demand these things, and 'the strong
man' whom the conservatives are
calling for would have little luck him
self and would bring less to the em
Discussions Reach Boiling Point.
Although the sessions of the main
committee and the constitutional com
mittee have been of an executive na
ture, press comments permit the in
ference that the discussions of vital
subjects by governmental policy fre
quently reached the boiling point.
That they have been of gravely sig
nificant import is indicated clearly by
the sudden decision to postpone the
Saturday plenary session which was
to have marked the opening of the
general debate and the expected
speech of Chancellor von Bethmann
Hollweg. The absence of the Chancellor from
the sessions of the main and constitu
tional committees in the last few days
has caused general comment in parlia
mentary circles, as exceptional in view
of the confidential character of the
Reichstag Factions in Session.
Monday will mark the inauguration
of what promises to be one of the
most memorable parliamentary ses
sions in the history of the empire. All
the Reichstag factions remained in
session in individual groups until late
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Child Iieft on Porch by Mother, Who
Returns to Find Baby Gone and
Polo Floating in River.
Patsy Springer Quill, pretty 5-year-
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan
Quill, was drowned yesterday about
noon, when she fell from the railing of
the boathouse in which she lived with
her parents at the foot of Niles street.
She had been fishing from the rati
ng and her mother had . entered the
house some time before. When the
mother returned her daughter was
gone and the fishing polo was seen
floating on the water.
Municipal Grappler Brady was noti
fied and recovered the body two hours
later. The internes from the Emer
gency Hospital endeavored to revive
the child with a pulmotor. but to no
avail. Acting Coroner Smith took
charge of the body.
Mr. Quill is employed as salesman
for Fairchlld & Co. They had pur
chased the houseboat less than a month
Report Says Allied Airmen Killed
Five in Esseii.
AMSTERDAM. July 8. A frontier
correspondent of the Handelsblad re
ports that five persons were killed and
everai houses were destroyed during
the bombardment of the German city
of Essen, home of the great Krupp
works, on Friday night.
A correspondent of the Telegraaf
says bombs were dropped on the Krupp
works and that reports of damage In
flicted are conflicting. Estimates of
the number of attackers vary from 15
to 40.
Postmaster - General Recommends
Portland Official.
ington, July 8. (Special.) The Post
master-General has forwarded to the
White House a commission reappoint
lng Frank S. Myers as postmaster at
Portland for another term of four
The President, during the coming
week, is expected to nominate about 300
postmasters and Myers name probably
will be on the list sent to. the Senaia,.
Widow Disposes of Extensive George
. B. Cox Interests.
CINCINNATI, July 8. Theatrical
property in virtually every large city
in the United States was sold yester
day by the widow of George B. Cox to
Messrs. Lee, J. J. Shubert and Joseph
L. Rhinock. The amount of money in
volved was not disclosed.
Mr. Cox, who founded the Shubert
theatrical enterprises, was one of the
largest theatrical owners in the coun
try. TROOPS ARREST 14 I. W. W.
One at EI Paso Said to Have Con
fessed Plot to Blow TJp Bridges.
EL PASO. Texas, July 8. Fourteen
men, alleged to be Industrial Workers
of the World agitators, were arrested
by United States soldiers here late to
night in the vicinity of a smelter near
El Paso.
Patrick Carmody. the first man cap
tured, was said by Sergeant Wood, who
made the arrest, to have confessed that
he and two companions intended to
blow up railroad bridges near here.
Pacific Bureau to Have Say on Ma
terial for Snips.
Washington, July 8. General Goethals,
of the Emergency Fleet Corporation,
has designated the Pacific Lumber In
spection Bureau to inspect all lumber
intended to go into the wooden ship
being built for the shipping board on
the Pacific Coast.
The inspections will be made at the
mill and will be final.
Government to Develop Station at
Port Angeles.
WASHINGTON, July 8. Acquisition
of a submarine and aviation base on
Port Angeles harbor. Wash., was an
nounced tonight by the Navy Depart
ment. The tract, formerly part of a light
house reservation, was taken over
through executive order, but It is ex
pected the transfer will be made perma
nent by Congress.
Epidemics and Starvation Cut Man
Power in Asia Minor.
SALONIKI, July 8. According to re
liable advices from Asia Minor the
Turkish army is In the most serious
plight of any period of the war, on ac
count of the depletion of man power
from the ravages of epidemics and from
actual starvation as a result of the
failure of the commissariat.
All classes of the gendarmerie are be
ing mobilized to fill the saps.
Ex-Vice-President Is
Provisional Executive.
King - Maker, Disappointed,
Resigns His Place.
Chinese Republican Forces Hold
Strategic Positions in Outskirts
of Capital Legation
Learns of Success.
WASHINGTON, July 8. Offici
al dispatches to the Chinese le
gation here tonight said the republic
had been firmly re-established at Nan
king with Feng Kwo Chang, the form
er vice-president, as president of the
new provisional government.
Republican troops were reported
converging toward Pektn to drive out
the Manchu forces remaining in pos
session there in the name of the Im
perialists. Premier Told to Form Cabinet.
Tuan Chi Jul, whose appointment as
Premier was one of the last official acts
of President Li Tuan Hung before his
retirement In favor of the "Vice-Presi
dent, has been confirmed by Feng Kuo
Chang with instructions to form a new
Republican Cabinet, according to the
Premier Tuan assumed office July S
and is now at temporary headquarters
at Tien Tsin, but expects to be able to
move to Pekin in a short time.
Governors Against Monarchy.
Governors of all the military prov
inces, the dispatches said, not only re
fused to join General Chang Hsun in his
efforts to re-establish the monarchy.
but requested Premier Tuan to take su
preme command of the punitive expe
ditlon against the monarchist forces.
. Tuan mobilized the Republican troops
and two armies already have been dis
patched against Chang Hsun under
command of General Tuan Chi Kwei
and General Tsao Kuen, Military Gov
ernor of Chi Li.
Victors Sweep Toward Capital.
General Tuan Chi Kwei, in command
of the eastern expedition, after routing
the monarchial forces under Chang
Hsun at Lang Fang, is reported as ad
vancing victoriously towa.-d the capi
General Tsao Kuen. commanding the
western expedition, is said to have oc
cupied San Kuo, Then and Luo Kml
Chiao in his advance on Pekln. Assur
ances are given as to the complete
safety to foreign residents and prop
Legation oinclals tonight expressed
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Present Aim of Shipping Board Is
to Build 5,000,000 Tons of
Ships In IS Months. I
WASHINGTON. July 8. Another ap
propriation of half a billion dollars for
shipbuilding probably will be asked of
Congress immediately by the Adminis
tration. Contracts already let and
about to be closed, the Shipping Board
announced tonight, have absorbed the
first J500.000.000.
Announcement of the intention to
ask for a second appropriation was
contained in a statement issued tonight
by Chairman Denman. of the Shipping
Board, which carries the Intimation
that the second sum may be used large
ly for wooden construction.
"The vast resources of quick wooden
construction," it said, "are still far
from exhausted, and we believe more
steel contracts can be placed. We need
wooden vessels of both slow and fast
speeds. The slower can relieve our
coastwise congestion and our car short
age. Many wooden ships can be built
which are faster than the majority of
the vessels now crossing the war
First estimates of 3,000.000 tons con
struction within 18 months will be far
exceeded, it was learned tonight, if the
plans of the Shipping Board and Major-
General Goethals, manager of the
board's emergency fleet corporation.
are carried out. The present aim is to
build at least 6,000,000 tons dead weight
of shipping in addition to vessels al
ready under construction for private
account, which will be taken over by
the Government.
Diver in Hot Water Tank Gets
Corpse Instead of Nickel.
STOCKTON, Cal., July 8. (Special.)
When Joe Ballo dived into the plunge
of the Stockton hot mineral baths after
a nickel a spectator had thrown into
the water he struck the body of another
man, and. thinking him to be a swim
mer after the same nickel, took hold
of him and brought him to the surface.
No sooner had he reached the top of
the water than he discovered that his
supposed competitor was dead. Life
guards sought to resuscitate the man,
who was later removed to ihe Emer
gency Hospital. All efforts failed, how
ever. The dead man waa Arnold Sallmlna,
a machinist, . ...
Paul Lynch and Lenora Hansen
Obtain License to Wed.
TACOMA, Wash., July 8. (Special.)
Paul Lynch, of San Francisco, and
Lenora Hansen, of Portland, obtained
a marriage license here today.
Both Mr. Lynch and Miss Hansen are
well known in Portland, their engage
ment having been announced during
the Winter. Miss Hansen was formerly
a Franklin High School girl, and lived
at 703 Glisan street. Mr. Lynch is a
member of the engineer corps, and is
to leave for France almost immedi
New Offensive Closes
In on Halicz Again.
Prince Lvoff Points Way for
Americans to Help.
Supplies Are Declared to Be Ample,
but Transportation Difficult,
Due to Neglect of Old Re
gime Victory Predicted.
BERLIN, via London, July 8. In a
renewal of their attack at Stanlslau,
south of Halicz, the key to Lemberg,
Russian troops have gained ground, the
War Office announced tonight.
PETROGRAD, July 8. According to
semi-official reports, the Russian of
fensive is spreading to the north and
south of Halicz, in Eastern Gallcla,
which was virtually under the guns of
General Brussiloff when the advance of
year ago came to a standstill. Halicz
Is important as the key to Lemberg,
the capital of Galicia, and is about 60
miles southeast of that city.
Vigorous attacks by Teutonic forces
in an effort to recapture ground gained
by the Russians in their new offensive
in Eastern Galicia were defeated, the
War Office announces.
Russia Points Way.
A staff correspondent of the Associ
ated Press was received this morning
by Prince Lvoff, Premier and Minister
of the Interior, who made a statement
for the information cf America on con
ditions at the Russian front; measures
whereby America can assist in the
struggle against German domination;
internal and diplomatlo problems and
the Influence of the revolution and the
war on world problems.
Prince Lvoff began by declaring his
unshaken optimism that notwlthstand
ing grave difficulties to be faced, Rus
sia is marching toward reconstruction
and stability and that the war is de
veloping toward victory.
Greater Successes1 Expected.
"Regarding the war," continued the
Premier, "say that the latest action of
our army inspires In me full hope.
am convinced that the new advance is
a prelude to much greater successes.
The advance thoroughly confutes the
pessimists who unanimously predicted
that an offensive by our supposed dis
organized troops was Impossible.
"This is no gradual reconstruction of
the army, but the first stage of a com
piete process of restoration, which is
almost miraculous, proving, in my judg
ment, that the troops are infected with
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I. W. W. Band Is Reported to Be
Well Organized and Marching
on Contra Costa County.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal.. July 8. (Spe
cial.) "Refrain from antagonistic ac
tion, but shoot down the first man who
lifts a hand to destroy any property."
That Is the drastic order given by
Sheriff R. R. Veale, of Contra Costa
County, to the Home Guards, and his
Deputy Sheriffs, in preparing to check
any overt act on the part of the army
of I. W. W. reported to be marching
from the north to. Martinez and Bay
cities. Sheriff "Veale, will further in
struct 1200 men at a meeting at the
Courthouse in Martinez tomorrow.
Volunteers also will be available if
they are needed, he said. The I. W.
W. band is well organized, well sup
plied with money, food and ammuni
tion, and Is avoiding the big cities, ac
cording to word he had received. Re
ports that the army is bent on destroy
ing crops were received with great
excitement in Martinez.
Special orders to watch for signs
of outbreak, particularly in the Indus
try center, were issued to p-itrolmen of
Alameda today.
Preparedness, then watchful wait
ing, also will be the policy in other Bay
cities and towns in regard to the ex
pected invasion. No word of disturb
ances in California had been received
at Army headquarters today.
Oakland will rely altogether on the
police department to handle any I. W.
W. trouble. Acting Chief of Police J.
F. Lynch, announced.
LONDON, July 8. Royal naval air
planes carried out a raid last night
on the Ghlstelles airdrome, according to
an Admiralty announcement today.
Although heavily attacked by an
enemy formation, bombs were success
fully dropped on objectives and all the
British machines returned safely.
Attempts Made to Intimidate Gol-
conda Miners.
KINGMAN, Ariz., July 8. Several or
ganizers for the L W. -W. have been
ordered to leave Golconda and Chlorl
da, near here, according to reports
reaching here, following alleged at
tempts yesterday to intimidate men
working at the Union Basin mine at
Merchants, Fearing Attack, Move
Goods to Presidio, Texas.
PRESIDIO, Texas, July 8. Francisco
Villa, with several hundred men. Is re
ported 50 miles south of Ojinaga, oppo
site this place. Merchants in Ojlnaga
today transferred their stocks across
the Rio Grande In anticipation of an
attack on the town.
The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 82
degrees: minimum. 56 degrees.
TODAY'S Partly cloudy; southwesterly
Momentous events expected to arise from to
day session ol Kelchstag. .Page X.
London demand reprisals. Page 2.
French capture three salients on Verdun
front. Page 2.
Camp plans being perfected by General Per
shing. Page A.
American fights with broken wine. Page 9.
Germany admits Rusblans are gaining In ad
vance on Halicz. Page 1.
Chinese Emperor abdicates and peace seems
near. Page 1.
Steps taken to control exports under espion
age act. Page 2.
Prohibition Issue prolongs session of War
Congress. Page 8.
Shipping Board to ask for second $500,000,
largely tor wooden snips, page 1.
Washington discovers Sweden's assistance
to Germany Is great, page o.
Provost Marshal-General orders registered
men to prepare lor dralt. Page o.
Shoot to protect property against X. W. W.
Is order to California Home Guard.
Page 1.
National Editorial Association to meet at
- Minneapolis. Page 3.
Pacific Coast League results: Portland 4-6,
Salt Lake 3-9; fcian Francisco 5-9. Vernon
2-4; Oakland 6-1, Los Angeles 1-4.
Page 10.
Baby Beavers and Kenton win. Page 10.
Pacific Coast League to play out Its sched
ule. Page 10.
Foursome tourney at Portland Golf Club
Is close. Page 10.
Pacific Northwest.
Shipbuilding plant at Tacoma to cover 100
acres; 14 contracts securea. page 4.
Belgian mission occupies palatial Hill man
sion in Seattle, page 4.
Portland and Vicinity.
Teachers "play hookey" from church for
day on highway and In woods. Page 1.
Patsy Quill, 5. falls off houseboat and
drowns. Page 1.
Belgians will get Western welcome in Port
land. Page 4.
Citizenship convention meets Wednesday and
Thursday In first presDyterian Church.
Page 8.
Volunteers In Company F, Engineers, visit
in Portland. Page 1.
Musical service Is treat to visitors. Page 8.
Rev. Calvin B. Waller says farewell to
White Temple congregation. Page 11.
Portland women sign agreements to aid In
food conservation, rage ii.
Churches are well-filled. Page 1L
Honor Guard Girls' camp is lively. Page 14.
M. I. Marks, horse buyer, arrested at apart
ment here, cnargea wun emDezziement.
Page 14.
Thrilling Antarctic films shown at Helllg.
Page 14.
Mawson pictures at Helllg tonight will be
supplemented Dy taix 01 ur. istner pohl
IxveJoy. page a.
Weather leport, data and forecast. Pase 11.
Church Deserted for
Woods and Flowers.
Highway and River Beaches
Are Popular Resorts.
Washington and Colorado Educators
Are Mentioned for Office and
Men May Give Way at This
Election Roses Enjoyed.
General Session, Auditorium T
2 and 7 P. M.
J Affiliated Organizations 10 A. T
1 M., National Council of Education. ?
T ballroom, Multnomah Hotel. J
Announcements. J
10 A. M. Business meeting Na?
t tlonal Council, ballroom, Multno- j
I man Hotel.
I 10:30 A. M. Annual meeting J
I board of directors, ballroom, mes- I
zanine floor, Multnomah Hotel.
t 4 to 6 P. M. Collegiate alum- 4
nae and Mills College graduates
1 meet with President Reinhardt,
of Mills College, at home of Mrs.
Helen Ekin Starrett, 720 Sher
wood Drive.
5 P. M. Meeting of active
members to nominate candidates
for appointment on committee of
nominations, at various state
headquarters, or for states not
having headquarters, ballroom,
mezzanine floor, Multnomah Ho
tel. Exhibit of wild flowers of
Oregon and roses of Portland,
room B, Auditorium.
The general public is invited to
attend all N. E. A. sessions to
day. Yesterday was such a lovely one, a
sunny, smiling daughter of July. The
Oregon wood was green beyond the
city, and the trails were cool lanes of
leaf and wild flower. And so, although,
it was Sunday, no one will censure
those many truants of the National
Education Association who played
'hookey' when the church bells rang.
Like Shakespeare's maid, the Oregon
country in mid-Summer "hath a way"
that brooks no denial.
Many Attend Services.
Yet It shall not be said that all went
roaming of those educational delegates
who are met In Portland to wrestlej
with sums that total the Nation's dl-.
lemmas. For a majority availed them.,
selves of the special services for Edu-.
cational Sunday in many Portland
churches, while the musical service at
the Public Auditorium in the afternoon
drew and inspired a thousand or so.
Immediately after the musical serv
Ice many delegates attended the recep
tion given by his grace. Most Rev. A,
Christie, archbishop of Oregon, at Su
Mary's Academy and College.
Highway Also Populous.
Numerous parties enjoyed the Co
lumbia Highway trip and returned la
wonder at the grandeur of the scenery
and with their arms laden with Strang
wild flowers, dear for their beauty, but
doubly dear to the botanist.
Among the outing companies were)
those who accompanied the Trails Club,
of Oregon on the trip to Eagle) Creek,
and the numbers who were guests of
the Mazamas at Columbia Beach, where.
long since, the traders bickered for
Noted Educators Arrive.
The registers of various hotels, and.
particularly at the Multnomah, where
N. E. A. headquarters is established,
bore the signatures of many arrivals
from all parts of the country and the
big cities thereof.
Notable among those who came to
Portland yesterday are Dr. D. B. John
son, president of Winthrop Normal and
Industrial School, Rockhlll, S. C, past
president of the association; C P. Cary.
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
Madison, Wis., who was accompanied
by a party of 60 educators from tho
Beaver state; Carlos M. Cole, Superin
tendent of Schools, Denver. Colo.; Al
fred Roncovierl, Superintendent of
Schools, San Francisco.
Dean Bexell Hies to Woods.
To revert to the subject of "hookey,"
at least two prominent Sunday-school
workers are accused by their colleagues
of desertion for the day. J. A. Bexell.
dean of the school of commerce, Oregon
Agricultural College, and Thomas E.
Finnigan, of New York, were amonff
the 4:30-in-the-morning party which,
left for the Columbia Highway when
the meadow larks were blinking in the
And Thomas J. Finnegan, amid his
other educational honors, is president of
the State Sunday School Association ot
New York.
Secretary Springer In Party.
Other members of the party werei
Durand W. Springer, secretary of the
N. E. A., with Mrs. Springer; E. G.
Gowans, State Superintendent of Utah,
with Mrs. Gowans: Horace M. Cum-
tConcludtd on I'atfO b. Column