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THE MORNING OKEGOXIAX, THURSDAY, JTJX.T 12, 1917.
CHANGES ARE MADE
Ifl GERMAN CABINET
Unnamed Members Resign
and Ministry of Labor.
Will Be Created.
WAR STATEMENT ASKED
Catholic Center Party Wants En
tente to Understand Whole Ger
man People and Not War
Caste Will Make Peace.
AMSTERDAM, July 11. The session
of the crown council on Monday, says
a. Berlin telegram, lasted until 1 o'clock
Tuesday morning, when the resigna
tions were accepted definitely.
The Imperial Chancellor has decided
to offer the vacant ministerial port
folios to leaders of the .Reichstag and
An imperial ministry of labor will
be created under the Socialists, Herbert
The above dispatch does not reveal
the identity of the Ministers who re
signed. Foreign Minister Zimmerman
and Vice-Chancellor Helfferich has been
mentioned most often during the last
few days as the Ministers who would
lose their portfolios.
AMSTERDAM, July 11. The Catholic
organ, Germania, of Berlin, says that
the Catholic center in the Reichstag
has decided by an overwhelming major
Sty to support Mathias Erzberger, who
last wee attacked the Pan-Germans and
advocated peace without annexations or
Indemnities. Herr Erzberger's object,
the newspaper says, is to induce the
lieichstag to make a declaration of war
aims in the sense that Germany has not
Kone to war with a desire for conquest,
but merely to defend its freedom and
preserve its territorial possessions.
In order to nullify definitely any im
pression on the part of the entente that
tier man y's peace terms would be dic
tated by the Prussian military caste,
the Reichstag is asked to set forth with
unmistakable clearness the German war
aims. The entente would then realize,
it is contended, that it is waging war
with the entire German people.
The Germania adds that the Chancel
lor had accepted the idea and that the
formation of a coalition ministry is be
ing prepared. Thus, It says, unity be
tween the people and the government
will be realized.
COPENHAGEN", "July 11. The dis
patches from Berlin this morning in
dicate a pause in the development of
the political crisis while the parties
are waiting for the decision of the
crown in regard to a ministerial re
organization and the question of peace
terms. The parties have reached no
agreement in regard to the resolution
which it is proposed to place before
the Reichstag in regard to war aims.
"U'ith little news of .political affairs
on hand the Berlin papers speculate
on the outcome, each according to
Its desires. The conservative, national,
liberal and Pan-German organs as
sume that the Chancellor will surely
go. The radical and center papers ex
pect him to remain, but to jettison
various ministers. j
Count von Bernstorff, former Ger-
man Ambassador at" Washington, is
mentioned as a candidate to succeed
Foreign Minister Zimmerman in case
of his retirement.
Bernstorffs Emissary Promoted.
Dr. Anton Meyer-Gerhard, who was
Count von Bernstorff's emissary to
Kmperor William in connection with
the Lusitania case, and whose activi
ties in the United States were the sub
ject of much comment, has been pro
moted to be ministerial director of the
German Colonial Office.
The debate in the Reichstag main
committee yesterday, according to re
ports received here, was opened by Dr.
Gustav Stresemann, National Liberal,
with a sharp attack on CTiancellor von
Bethmann-Hollwes's policy, particu
larly that of foreign affairs, which he
characterized as being based on no def
inite programme. The Chancellor re
torted by saying he was forced to look
to all sides for support because the
Keichstag offered him no stable major
ity. Give him this and he would be
able to develop a consistent programme,
Chancellor Prom I sen Reforms.
The Vossische Zeitung adds that the
Chancellor expressed readiness and
willingness to carry through necessary
Afternoon papers yesterday generally
assumed that an agreement of all par
ties except Conservatives and evtreme
Joeia lists had been reached by a joint
declaration to the Reichstag on peace
terms and internal reforms. This, It
Is said, would contain a reiteration of
the Chancellor's announcement of
August. 1914. t hat Germany's purpose
in the war was not conquest, but de
f ense and independence of territorial
integrity, expressing a readiness to
conclude peace on that basis, with
provision rejecting all designs aiming
at an economic boycott and continu
itncp of international hostility after
Of fen wive- Inadvisable Now. .
Major Moraht. military correspond
ent of the Deuts-ches Tuges Zeitung
asks in a press article whether the
moment has- arrived for an offensive
bv Germany and concludes that for the
present one is inadvisable, as it i;
doubtful whether the necessary nu
merieal superiority can be concentrated
gainst anv particular front to push
an offensive through to real success
Partial success, he says, is costly and
useless, and the general staff there
fore is well advised in not attempting
a. hier attack on the western front.
The Socialist organ. Vorwaerts. just
received prints of positive reports in
th Reichstag that the Prussian gov
ernment decided to introduce a bill in
th Diet for universal equal suffrage
1 his Autumn without waiting for
The coalition of the various elements
In the German Reichstag now arrayed
against the government seem deter
mined not to vote the war credit asked
until the political crisis is settled. The
attitude of these opposition elements
has excited the Conservative papers to
ARMY STAFF IS GERMAN" POWER
Washington Diplomats Think Min
isterial Change Surface One.
WASHINGTON. July 11. Germany's
latest political difficulties are regarded
by officials here as due largely to in
ternal problems and probably of a tran
sitory nature only.
The dismissal of Foreign Secretary
Zimmermann, Minister of Finance Helf
ferich or even Chancellor Von Beth-mann-Hollweg
himself would be con
sidered largely a surface movement, for
not until the great army General Staff
itself is reached, it is believed, will the
real crust of German militarism be
broken. The German Foreign Office,
it was pointed out today, has served
during the war merely as a means to
get the militcry leaders out of trouble.
Decisions have been made without ref
erence to the civil branch and matters
brought to the attention of the latter
only when it was desired to negotiate
a .way out of the difficulty.
American officials agree with allied
diplomats here that many of the Ger
man officials who- figure so largely in
the news are in fact largely puppets
being pulled across the stage as a
blind to the German people. Their rise
or fall, they say, has little significance
on Germany's military and foreign
Nevertheless it Is agreed that there
is an enormous amount of unrest in
Germany today w-hich in all probabil
ity will lead to internal changes in
oersonnel of the government and in
reform of the obvious abuses of the
German governmental system.
Austria's influence Is becoming more
and more insistent toward a liberal
peace. Austria is said to be treated.
most contemptuously by German offi
cials and given consideration only as
the unavoidable weak link in the
chain. Nevertheless, it Is known that
she would make peace tomorrow if
nosslble.' and her activity in consult
Ing German statesmen and political
leaders Is undoubtedly causing worry
at German headquarters.
PEKIN ENTERED BY
ARIV1Y OF REPUBLIC
of General Chang
Refugee in Imperial
MANCHU COUP IS FAILURE
FLAMES SWEEP BLOCK
TWO Hl'RT, ONE MAY DIE, IN flO.OOO
HOOD RIVER FIRE.
Residents of Districts Blamed n Fart
for Fire Loss, Official Saying
Water Privilege la Abused.
HOOD KIVER, Or.. July 11. (Spe
cial.) Harrison Bangle, a lineman of
the Pacific Power & Light Company,
was probably fatally injured when a
falling pole struck him on the head
as he was engaged this moYning with
a crew of men in removing debris left
following a disastrous fire which de
stroyed a block of four frame busi
ness houses in the heights section of
the city. With his skull fractured, the
man is at a local hospital, physicians
despairing of his life.
William Barton, another workman of
the power company, was overcome by
moke as he attempted to salvage a
meter. In falling from a ladder he
ustained a badly sprained ankle.
The volunteer fire department was
unable to cope with the fire, which
tarted about 3 o'clock from some un
known source in a little barn back of
the two-story store building of J. T.
Holman, whose loss is heaviest of all
property owners, because of lack of
water on the heights.
Superintendent Price says that some
of the patrons of the Municipal water
ystem have been abusing irrigation
privileges and. the fire will result in
summary arrest and punishment of
future failure to observe the law, it
said. Numbers of residents it Is
said, have been allowing their hoses
to run all night.
Insurance men say that the heights
insurance rates will be raised to an
excessive point if the city does not
take steps to bring about better protection.
The total damage is estimated at
approximately $10,000, with insurance
of $3500. In addition to Mr. Hol
man, other owaers of burned buildings
were: N. W. Hardman, William Boor
man and Fred T. Anderson.
Mr. Anderson, while rescuing a new
automobile, drove through a column of
flames which ignited his clothing and
singed his hair.
Dr. Wu Tins Fans Resigns Again
as Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Inquiry to Be Made for Or
igin of Late Revolt.
WASHINGTON, July 11. Entry of the
Republican troops into Pekin was an
nounced in a dispatch to the Chinese
legation today, indicating that the mon
archial coup d'etat had come to a com
The dispatch was the first In two
weeks to come through direct from the
Pekin Foreign Office. The second and
final abdication of the Manchu Em
peror, Hsuan Tung, it is said, is ex
pected momentarily along with the
arrest of General Chang Hsun, the mili
tary adventurer responsible for the
coup, ordered taken into custody by the
General Chang has withdrawn to the
Imperial City, a sacred section of Pekin,
where it is reported his troops are fast
deserting him. Escape is cut off.
Apparently Chang is not now in a
position to carry out his threat to de
stroy the priceless temples of the city.
The legation dispatches are not clear
as to whether President LI, reported to
have fled to the Japanese embassy in
Pekin for safety, has returned to his
office or whether Acting President Feng
Kwo Chang is still serving.
There is thought now to be no rea
son, however, why Li should not take
over the authority once again and re
establish the coalition government set
up just before Chang made his the
Today's dispatches reported the resig
nation of Dr. Wu Ting Fang as Minis
ter of Foreign Affairs, on the ground of
ill health, and the acceptance of his
resignation by the President. Dr. "Wu
has resigned several times before, but
it is thought that, now the republic has
weathered its most serious storm, he
will retire from office permanently.
Inquiry will undoubtedly be made to
determine the source of Chang's sup
port. On June 22 he asked the Japa
nese Minister at Pekin what Japan's
attitude would be towards a restoration
of the monarchy and received the re
ply that Japan would not concern her
self with internal Chinese affairs. A
few days ago official intimations came
from Japan that German money had
been used in an attempt to sow discord
in China and make actual belligerency
CRATER LAKE TO BE MECCA
Trip Being Planned for Western
KLAMATH FALLS, Or., July 11.
(Special.) Plans are being made here
and at Bend to stage a trip by the
Western Pine Manufacturers Associa
tion to Crater Lake, following the com
ing conventon of the association to be
held at Bend in August.
The Ancient and Concatenated Order
of Hoo Hoo, which is a social fraternity
of lumbermen, will probably hold an
ncantation on Wizard Island, in Crater
Lake, where the weird forces of nature
will add to the impressiveness of the
ceremonies, it is believed that trie sug
gested expedition to the lake will be t
big drawing card for the attendance a
BIGGER GREEK ARMY PLAN
Seven More Divisions to Be Re
cruited in Four Months.
ROME, July 11. The Greek army is
to be increased from three to 10 di
visions, the recruiting and complete
equipment of which are to be com
pleted within tour months, according
to plans outlined today by Charles C
A. Jonnart, entente high commissioner
M. Jonnart has reached Rome on his
way to .Paris, wnere ne win lay be
fore the representatives of the entente
powers at their forthcoming confer
ence the results of his work in Greece,
which includes the abdication of King
Constantine and important reforms un
der the new regime of Premier Veni
DRAFT RATION IS FIXED
(Continued "From Klrrt Pa pe.
Opportunity to make
$40 to $90 per month.
Corner 3d and Oak Sts.
Marshal-General's office explained in
statement. It also explained that any
registered man absent from hia home
district need not return for personal
examination, but may be ordered by his
home board to be examined elsewhere
The dummy population estimate In
Portland Estimated at 04,593.
Arizona, 409.03; California. 3.1S9.99S;
Colorado. S95.336: Idaho, 441, SS4: Illi
nois, 7,227,952; Minnesota, I.377.93S
Montana, 952.478: Nebraska, 1,270.301
Nevada, 131.232; North Dakota, 706,992;
Oregon, 675,092; South Dakota, 626,359
Utah. 451,932; Washington, 1,166,855;
Estimates of the leading cities are as
Chicago, 3.639,957; St. Louis, S27.264;
San Francisco land county). 550,333;
Milwaukee. 331,011: Los Angeles, 453,
627; Kansas City 451.974; Minneapolis,
434,453; Denver (.city and county). 196,
620; St. Paul, 249,657; Butte. Mont., 9S.-9S1-.
Omaha, 203, OSS; Portland. Or.. 204,
592: Salt Lake City, Utah. 114.775; Se
attle, 275,290; Tacoma, 70,000; Spokane,
EAT LESS MEAT IS PLEA
One Ounce Per Day Is Amount
Asked Cut From Food Supply.
WASHINGTON. July 11. To con
serve the Nation s meat supply, each
person in the United States is asked by
the food administration to cut down
by at least one ounce the amount of
meat eaten each day. Recent studies,
it is stated, show the average daily
per capita consumption Is nearly one
third of a pound of beef and one-fifth
of a pound of pork.
The adoption of this suggestion will
it is believed, relieve the demands
the armies at home and abroad, and
also leave a larger supply for the
"BLACK HAND" IS BLAMED
One Man Is Dead and Another
Fatally Kurt in Bomb Explosions.
Chicago, July 11. Three bomb ex
plosions in widely separated sections
of the South Side last night took
toll of one man dead, another probably
fatally injured, scores of buildings
damaged and dozens of families driven
into the street.
Two of the explosions are laid at the
door of the "black hand." the other to
labor troubles, according to the police.
Several small fires following the ex
plosions were quickly extinguished.
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NE. A. VISITORS
will find scores of
clever schoolroom pic
tures in our Sixth Floor Art
A SPECIAL demonstra
tion of Oregon - made
"Applju" and "Loju,"
Main Floor. It's served
A Sale of Much Importance!
Street-afternoon frocks at$1450
that have all the appearance, attraction
and charm of dresses for which you'd
ordinarily pay very, very much more
than $14.50. There are dresses of soft,
shimmery taffetas, of crepe de chines and
in smartly combined effects of taffeta and
Georgette and silk crepe and Georgette.
Every one of the season's most popular
color tones is shown; the style range is
unusually good. There's little doubt but
that the very dress you've been looking
for is here! Be sure that you see it be
fore some one else does ! Sale third floor
Boys' BATHING SUITS
Styles that all boys, whether 1 or 1 8 years
of age, .like. Solid colors and stripe effects.
Many of them 65c to $3.50.
Bathing trunks for boys. 25c and 35c
Fourth floor Lipman, Wolfe & Co.
You'll be greatly enthused
over them! A score of clever
novelty styles for sports, and
for dress wear, too! Solid
colors of gold, Kelly, Copen
hagen, purple and rose, and
color combination effects, too,
that you will like.
They're remarkably low
priced at $7.85.
3d floor Lipman, Wolfe & Co.
Crisp and dainty and new as can be
Now is the ideal time to replenish your
wardrobe! Included in this sale are:
NIGHT DRESSES of fine longcloth, in
slipover styles, finished with laces and
embroideries, combined with tiny tuckings
and run with ribbons.
PETTICOATS They've deep flounces
of embroidery and of lace, too. Most of
them have dust ruffles.
ENVELOPE CHEMISE Any number
of attractive styles of fine longcloth. One
clever model is tucked to form princess
effect. All sizes.
Fourth floor Lipman. Wolfe & Co.
Portland's first showing of
These splendid, almost unbreakable trunks
are of fiber the kind used in all the big
If you want to make a present to a soldier
boy, an officer or a nurse who is going to
the front, you can buy
nothing that would be
more appreciated than one
of these trunks!
No doubt it will interest
you to know that these
trunks are made right here
in Portland by the Mult
nomah Trunk Company.
Lipman, Wolfe & Co.
HINDUS 111 DRAG NET
charged that Chandra had been forced
to flee from India because of his
alleged activity in attempted revolts.
Federal Secret Service Men
Get Evidence of Treason.
Bar Silver at 80 Cents.
NEW YORK. July 11. Bar silver
went to 80 cents an ounce here today.
half a cent above yesterday's new high
record since the war and for many
years before. Heavy coinage demand
by Europeon countries is believed
MUCH MONEY COLLECTED
Chelialis Gets Navy Recruit Station.
CHEHALIS, Wash.. July 11. (Spe
cial.) The Navy department has di
rected Joe Power, special recruiting
officer, who has been stationed here
for some time past, to obtain per
manent quarters in Chehalis. Enlist
menta from Chehalis and vicinity have
been unusually heavy.
Officers Assigned to 8th Engineers.
OREGON IAN NEWS BUREAU. "Wash
ington. July 11. Major Jesse R, Hol
man, Major Samuel A. Robertson. Cap
tain Louis A. Jutter and William IT.
Nelson and First lieutenants John T.
Dover. Chester K. Smith. Alsa C. Howard
and Arthur T. Schunck, engineers.
reserve corps, have been assigned to
the Eighth Engineers and ordered to
American Lake for duty.
Kxpress Earnings Drop.
WASHINGTON. July 11. March
earnings of express companies, which
were $1,202,848 in 1916. dropped to
$995,044 in March. 1917. reports today
to the Interstate Commerce Commis
Members of Club Suspected of Be
ing Implicated In Plot Said to
Have Been Hatched by
Germans in California.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 11. (Spe
cial.) Many Imperial Hindus who
have amassed wealth in raising cotton
are about to be taken into the drag
net cast by Washington to apprehend
the plotters against British rule in
India, it was stated by an officer here
Federal secret service men were in
El Centro in March investigating
meeting of the Hindus of the valley at
the Palace Theater in February. It
was stated at the time that arrests
would be made in the valley for viola
tion of the neutrality laws.
Prominent Hindus say the meeting
was for the purpose or helping tneir
brethern in India who are supposed to
be suffering under British rule. A
large amount of money was collected
here for shipment to India.
Government secret service agents
today investigated a Hindu club here
members of which are suspected by
the authorities of being implicated in
the plot hatched by Germans in South
ern California to foment the revolu
tion of Hindus.
After details of the plot had been
bared by Federal officials, Tade 1. P.
Varna, alias L. Percy Ram Chandra
Hindu, was arrested, by Federal offi
cials. At his preliminary hearing be
fore United States Commissioner Ham
mack today he was ordered removed
to San Francisco for trial with other
Ram Chandra, who -was employed in
a Los Angeles cafeteria, is alleged to
have undertaken, at the behest of Ger
man spies, the task of inducing hli
fellow countrymen to take up arms
against the British Empire. It was
FOUR-CENT FARE OPPOSED
Puget Sound Line Contends It Is
Losing Money Under Franchise.
SEATTLE, Wash., July 11. The Pu
get Sound Traction. Light & Power
Company today filed with the State
Public Service Commission notice that
after August 12 the sale of tickets at
the rate of 23 for $1 will be abolished.
Under the company's franchise it is
obliged to sell and accept the 4-cent
tickets, which do not carry transfer
privilege. The company contends that,
the 4-cent tickets causing a loss to the
company, the state commission has
power to authorize discontinuance of
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